and many more to come ;)

DC mayor Muriel Bowser announces new effort to help find missing children

  • Even though a widely shared statistic about 14 black girls going missing in Washington, D.C., in recent weeks has been debunked, the city’s mayor Muriel Bowser has announced new initiatives to help find missing children in the nation’s capital.
  • The initiative includes “wraparound” social services to help address the needs of families in distress.
  • “One missing young person is one too many, and these new initiatives will help us do more to find and protect young people, particularly young girls of color, across our city,” Bowser said, according to Fox News. 
  • The mayor’s statement comes after an inaccurate statistic went viral claiming that 14 black girls had gone missing in 24 hours.
  • The District of Columbia tallied 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of whom were black or Latino, in the first three months of 2017. 
  • In total, only 22 were unsolved as of March 24. Most of the city’s missing teens had left their homes voluntarily, NBC Washington reported. Most were later found. 
  • But, as BuzzFeed reported, the hysteria was rooted in some truth: The cases of missing black people are disproportionately large compared to their white counterparts. 
  • In total, 37% of people reported missing in 2016 were people of color. And those cases rarely make headlines, unlike those of young white women. Read more (3/2717 11:21 AM)
Dancing. [Prince Adam Oneshot.]

We are all sinners and are gonna go to hell but you know as long as we have fanfics there I’m okay.

Title: Dancing.
Pairing: Implied! - Prince Adam x Female!Reader.
Words: 3,361.
Rating: T.
Summary: Haven’t you ever wondered what would happen if you called out a Prince who constantly acted like the world revolved around him?


You had quite a difficult time processing how you had gotten to the moment of standing only a few feet behind Prince Adam, with a silver trimmed and tall stout glass of champagne sitting in your right hand. The ring on your middle finger clicked against the glass shivering out a rather satisfying sound, one of wealth that demanded the most absurd amount of respect. Strangely enough, he hadn’t found any interest in you until this evening despite being invited (more like severely persuaded you come) to many of his parties. They were all the same. The same type of physically appealing people, the same stuffed up atmosphere, the same petty chat from person to person, the same typical dances, and the same type of carefully picked attire.

The Prince, with his naturally strawberry blond hair covered by a long haired wig that twisted into rather exquisite curls near the end, only seemed enthused by the aesthetic of the situation. He himself seemed to be the only thing that changed from event to event. The shades and colors of his face would change, varying in vibrancy depending on the clothing he donned that evening.

This evening—you thought to yourself and scaled your eyes upon the Prince, a few feet in front of you. And yes, this evening he was wearing velvet as usual; A dark purple, or so it appeared in the light of the room. It sparkled if he he caught the candlelight just right and for a split second, Prince Adam looked approachable, as if you wanted to sink into his arms because he closely resembled the shine of the stars. The embroidery on his waistcoat was nothing less than perfection and played along with the fabric as if they were swirled in a dance together. Purple and silver detailing hung closely to the trim of his coat and expanded into flourishes of metallic silver flowers spilling onto the breast of the jacket. Speckles of jewels hit sporadically around the jacket, and down the right and left side clung silver buttons that served no purpose other than appeal. And oddly enough, his jacket looked like the softest material imaginable if you dared to reach out for him.

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i haven’t finished me:a yet - and i will! i want to know the rest of the story. but this game has already burned me way too many times. i’m sorry i can’t be more positive - trust me, i tried, i have been holding out hope despite every shitty thing that happens and all the garbage i see, but… i just can’t do it anymore.

bioware is supposed to care about this. this is what they’re known for.

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Happy 23/24 Birthday to this beautiful pure soul who brightens everyone’s day and literally touches the heart of all who meets him or knows him!💖💋💖😍Hope your day is filled with joy and you surround yourself with lots of love! Also keep strong and healthy so you can celebrate many more birthdays to come! We love You Jackson Wang!🇨🇳🎂🎉🎊💖💋😍

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Some things that are making sense to me

1) Why Mon-El is so physically expressive/cuddly and was all over Kara as soon as they got together… apparently he’s always been like this even as a child but it was repeatedly rejected. 2) As @winelover1989 pointed out, his ability to repeatedly handle rejection and keep coming back to for more. I think he wanted so desperately to have his mother’s love and affection but constantly was pushed away. Even at the bar with his parents he wanted to believe that they truly loved and cared for him even though his brain was telling himself something different. When it comes to Kara, she’s brutally rejected him over and over again which capitalizes on his worst fears and insecurities. I honestly don’t know many men in real life who would keep coming back and trying to apologize and change the way that he does. I hope we’re done with that particular cycle of story because my heart can’t take much more of it. I’m not saying that he’s not wrong at times or that Kara shouldn’t have boundaries for his behavior towards her- she absolutely should, but she is, as he said, very hard on him, and given his past, it’s particularly painful to watch. 3) His need for security and reassurance, as I discussed extensively in regards to 2.14 and the I want you to wake up with me/stay here with me scene. He wants to know that “there is an us” and he’s desperately afraid of messing up what they have because he thinks he’s unlovable and always at fault. 4) How overwhelmed and happy Mon-El gets when Kara starts valuing him and loving him back and expressing it (not in those three words yet, but she loves him.) His face after “Maybe being Supergirl and having you is enough.” When he realizes she truly does think he’s incredible and recognizes how much he’s changed. When she goes after him because she can’t lose him… and says it wasn’t even an option not to. He knew she liked him but he didn’t know that he was so important to her that she would refuse to live without him and when he finds out that he is he can’t stop staring at her in awe because he’s NEVER HAD THAT. He’s never had a real family that loved him unconditionally and would risk everything to get him back because they love him and not because they want to use and own him. Kara who pleaded and begged with J'onn for his life. J'onn who disobeyed direct orders from the president to go after him and was willing to face the consequences. Winn the IT guy who jumped through a portal that if the coordinates were a tiny bit off he was dead in space to save his buddy. Kara boarding a ship loaded with kryptonite in the middle of space to fight for him- to the death if necessary. His mother underestimated what she and her friends would do because she never loved him that much and she didn’t understand the concept self-sacrifice. And when he says “You came after me,” and she says “Everytime” she is saying not just this time, babe, I will ALWAYS come for you. That’s a vow my friends. It’s commitment. These two are officially mates as far as I’m concerned.

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Originally posted by fyeahkaramel

HAPPY BIRTHDAY @avistella !!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! I hope some awesome stuff happens today and you have a ton of fun. Eat a lot of cake and ice cream and make some noise! You’re a super awesome friend and you mean the world to me. :)

anonymous asked:

Do you think Edric Storm was educated in a way that will allow him to rule the Stormlands as many believe he will come Spring?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

Oh, I certainly think Edric will be more than capable of ruling the Stormlands in a post-ADOS world. The boy has been raised as a prince in all but name, living exclusively in castles, having access to the same maesters and master-at-arms and training figures any young lordling would have. Edric was seen taking part in the same lessons Shireen Baratheon and Devan Seaworth had with the maester, and according to Davos never “miss[ed] a morning’s work with sword and shield”. Granted, we don’t know how talented he is in either department, but he’s certainly not lacked for education.

Apart from that though, Edric just seems like a good kid. He’s courteous in his actions, even to Davos, whom many in the Dragonstone court look down upon. Stannis points out (with some exasperation) that the boy has all of Robert’s charm, the charisma that could turn pro-Targaryen lords who came for his head into battlefield allies who died for his cause. When he knocks into Davos, he first insists Davos shouldn’t have gotten in his way when he was running … but immediately thereafter he helps Davos up and offers to get him aid for his cough. He seems to really care about Shireen, playing a game he thinks is silly because he knows it would make her happy and wishing he could bid her goodbye before he leaves in exile. Sure, he can be proud and confident in his own lineage, but he’s also 12 going on 13, and for the high haughtiness he could have as “the king’s son”, Edric instead seems to be a pretty decent person. Given time to mature, Edric could be Robert while improving on Robert’s faults - the sort of charismatic rebuilder who could bring people together again.

Plus, if the Seven and GRRM are good, Davos will be with him, to be his regent and de facto Hand. And if there’s anyone I could think would be perfectly capable of guiding the rulership of the Stormlands (and whatever portions of the Crownlands and elsewhere swear allegiance to young Edric) in the world beyond the Second War for the Dawn, it’s Davos Seaworth.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)

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Well my mother had never been back to the White House since she left and I think the only time she went was back in 1971, when President and Mrs. Nixon invited us to see the official portraits. My brother and I had to pose for a portrait painter as well, while he was painting my mothers portrait and we really loathed and despised every minute of it. But we were very excited about going back to the White House and seeing the official portraits much more than we were about any of the other portrait experience. 

Mrs. Nixon went out of her way because she knew that my mother was reluctant to come back to the White House because it was really something that brought back a lot of memories for her, so many painful ones as well as happy ones, so my mother had decided she was never going to go back. But she felt an obligation to continue the tradition of viewing the official portraits. So Mrs. Nixon arranged for it to be a private, family visit, and it allowed my mother to go back to the White House with me and John without a lot of attention, and I think that was really very meaningful to her, and it certainly was to us.

(-Caroline Kennedy)

anonymous asked:

Is there any way you can give some of us hope? Hope that they aren't putting Carol with Ezekiel? Hope that Caryl is still beautiful and means something? It physically hurts my heart to see their story thrown to the wayside. - A Depressed Caryler

HI, Nonny, there is always hope IMO.  

I still do not see Carz3kiel ever happening. 

In a season devoted to getting ready for war, TWD took the time to write and build episode 7.10, after investing a lot of time and money into Caryl over the years.  Plus later episodes, in which Carol and Daryl spent precious screentime talking with other people and having the other person’s name come up often. 

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We’re bumping up our slots!

Due to the amazing response to this mini bang, we promised that if artist slots allowed, we’d increase our number of participants up from 25.  And once again, we’ve been blown away.

Because of this, we will now be moving up to 40 artist/author pairs.

Thank you so, so much for all the love and support!  We’re thrilled so many people are excited for this gen fic love fest, and we’re really excited to see what you all come up with.

We will be emailing the artists and the other authors over the next couple of days.  Keep an eye out!  We’ll post when those emails have been sent, so you’ll know to check.

Down to other business:

While all slots are filled, we are still encouraging anyone interested join the wait list.  Since we have more people participating, that means there’s less of a line and a greater chance of drop-outs.  We said during initial sign-ups that due to limited spaces, we preferred anyone who was willing to do both pick their preferred side.  Now that slots are full, if you’d like to add yourself to the wait list of the other side, we encourage you to do so.

Authors sign up here

Artists sign up here

Reminder: The first author check-in will be on April 15th!  This is just to make sure that you’re still interested in participating and working on your claims.  If you are one of our 40 authors, be sure to respond, as missing check-ins will mean you’ll be replaced.  If you think you won’t be able to answer the check-in in time, please email us at voltrongenminibang@gmail.com, or send us a message on this tumblr so we know you’re still interested.

One last note: Beta sign-ups will be starting soon!  If you’d like to help out but aren’t interested in writing or drawing, this is a great way to show your support.  Keep on the look out for that.

Thank you again for your amazing interest and support!

A Year...

Originally posted by whataboutourlifes

Wow! It will be a year at the end of May since we started this birthday blog. The intent was to be able to celebrate every birthday in the fandom. We saw a few of the bigger bloggers had well-known birthdays and received gifs, stories, asks; all types of bday wishes, but we knew there were so many more out there that we didn’t know about. So many that we wanted to know about! And so EBD was born to give opportunity for birthday blessings on anyone’s special day. All they had to do was ask. 

We begged for our first asks - please let us write a story for you! - and once they began to roll in we knew we were going to need help. That came in the form of our fandom’s talented authors, without whom this blog would have been an utter failure! We can’t thank you enough for getting behind us and supporting our vision, and helping us be able to celebrate with everyone! 

We have loved every minute, every story, every submission that this blog has attracted and we’re so thankful for the fun and fulfillment it’s given us to be able to connect with the fandom. That being said, we have closed our ask box. If you’ve already submitted an ask that hasn’t been posted don’t worry! We will be posting the rest of the birthdays that have made it to us until there are none left. We hope you’ve loved this as much as we have! The blog will stay up - there are just too many great stories here for future fandom bloggers - and we will complete our masterlist, but at this time we will not be accepting more birthday asks. It kills us to close the ask box, but we hope you’ll understand. 

Thank you all so much for everything! The girls at EBD

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During Jackie’s recuperative trip to Greece in 1963, Jack and John became very close. They spent every free moment of the day together. Jack indulged his son’s love of flying and bought both of his children many presents. One present was a wooden parrot. What delighted John was the fact that the parrot spoke. What delighted him more was that it was his father’s famous voice coming from the toy. When a string was pulled, he could hear his father saying: “Hello John! I’m Polly Parrot.”

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kirigakure saizo x mc (unnamed)

a/n: i love requests so much and i’m so honored to receive them. like honestly i can’t even explain i just love them so much. this one is for @naerial from this list, prompt 16 - kiss upside down

Their life, it seems, has something of a routine to it; a domesticity that he imagines most people would find uncomfortable, but that he has fallen easily into and feels himself softening against more and more.

It’s the little things that make it up — how she leaves water and a rag out for him to clean himself with at night, as if she can sense when he’s coming back to her; extra dango made between the other dishes she’s cooking for the rest of the Clan; all his secret hiding places that aren’t so secret anymore.

It’s the last of these that has taken the longest to change, simply because he has many places to hide and many ways to do it. Once, he managed to escape from even Sasuke for almost three straight hours, until he got bored and revealed himself. She, however, knows him better than Sasuke — she finds him so easily it’s almost frightening.

Unless he really, really tries.

And, well, what’s life without excitement? He can’t let his little lady get bored of him now.

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My shot versus Obedient Servant

“You’ve got to be careful,”

Careful how you proceed, good man

 “you talk you talk you’re gonna get shot,”

 “I stand by what I said every bit of it. You stand only for yourself it’s what you do I can’t apologize because it’s true!’

“Give me a position show me where the ammunition is!”

Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn.


BONUS My shot is the first  time he does the  “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory when’s it gonna get me in my sleep 7 feet ahead of me ifI see it coming do I run or do Iet it be is it like a beat without a melody see I never thought I’d live past 20 where I come from some half as many ask anybody why we live it fast and we laugh reach for a flask we have to make this moment last.” speech

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Zygopetalum, Orchidaceae

I wrote before I only bought my first orchid last summer, and I need to admit even then I didn’t feel particularly confident I could provide it with the best care possible in my Scottish flat. But we all have to start somewhere, and so much practical knowledge and confidence come with research and observation. In the past few years I’ve tried to learn more about one of the largest and most diverse families in the plant kingdom and slowly I’ve been able to appreciate its appeal and some of its complexity. Tumblr has proved to be an invaluable source of learning material -I’ll take the chance to thank all the Tumblrs I follow who post primarily about orchids, your blogs are awesome!- but thanks to the numerous indoor gardens in Scotland I have also been able to observe many species, varieties and hybrids in person. I think it was only natural I would end up with a few favourites, and the only two Zygopetalum orchids I’ve seen with my own eyes are in the top three. 

Top and bottom photos are Z. Artur Elle from the RBG in Edinburgh, while the middle one is from the Winter Gardens in Glasgow and might be Z. blackii, but it didn’t have an ID tag, so please correct me if I’m wrong! 

so this is a selfie from the time i got tabinof, close to a year ago.

i’ve been subscribed to phil for something like four years, and he’s never failed to make me smile. he brings colour in to my otherwise gray life and motivates me to be a better person and never give up on my dreams. there have been lots of moments when i’ve thought “why not just give up?” and i’ve come close to doing so, but then i see something that phil did. it could be something small, like a tweet or a reblog on tumblr, but he makes me stop and realise, “no, theres things that are worth it.” and i just want to take this moment to thank him, and congratulate him on 11 years and so many more to come. 

thank you.

first, jack reaches fifteen million subcribers and i’m close to a thousand blogs following me? no joke, i am sO CLOSE TO one-thousand followers and i cannot thank you guys enough!! this night could not get any better.

i started this blog because of three things. my idols, my love for edits, and people who share the same interest in me. i may come off as those people who are so dramatic about gaining followers and freaking out. i’m not. i am so happy that ONE THOUSAND blogs like the content that i reblog and post on a day to day basis. 

my mental health has improved so much since i made this blog. i met @puzzleleaf and other amazing people that i wish i could talk to more often. i have never felt so happy in my whole entire life to reach so many followers in such a short amount of time. i had this sideblog for about a month (after the february livestream because people liked the edits i made during that stream). i smiled so much more (thanks to tyler iLY DUDE) and realized that people are actually messaging me and asking to be my friend????? and i’m like ???? a trashcan who doesn’t deserve this.

i’ve been having a rough time but i can remember that there are so many good people like ethan or g or mark that make me so much happier because i watch one single video of theirs. so thanks to them, i actually wouldn’t have made this blog.

one thousand followers may not mean so much to other bigger blogs but it means so much to me. i love you guys all so much!! please remember that you all matter and there are people who you should talk to!! this community is huge and full of pure love <3 literally just message me or anyone who leaves a like or reblog on any of my posts lol

expect a follower interaction of sorts soon wink wonk.

anonymous asked:

So this is totally random but I just rewatched 1x09 and i was thinking. When bell and clarke are flirting with each other and bell says "the exodus ship carrying your mother comes down here in 2 days, after that, the party's over", implying that they dont have much more time alone, she totally checks him out, staring at his lips and even slightly cocking her one of her eyebrows. Do you think if they hadnt had to go negotiate with the grounders that clarke would have tried to bang him that night?

Omg fr can we talk about how Season 1 was literally… How Many Times Can Clarke Check Bellamy Out/ Glance at His Lips ? someone do a tally next time they rewatch. 

And damn that’s a good question, idk because that was post 1x08 and there was defs a different vibe between them after that episode. 1x09 was when they all got sick right? With this whole scene lol….

Originally posted by fyeahbellarke

haha yeah she was definitely feelin him at that point, especially with that booze buzzing in her