and see a bunch of gold

why you should [risk] seeing ‘it:’
  • a bunch of little kids cussing each other out!!!
  • some truly classic one-liners, t r u l y,
  • doesn’t shy away from stephen king’s brutal subject matter for a second
  • pennywise is so well-acted and so are all the kiddos
  • really great score
  • it’s hard to make seven main child actors all feel important and relevant, and they pulled it off
  • main characters include: a kid with a realistic stutter, a kid with anxiety, a young girl standing up to sexualization (and abuse), an overweight kid with a heart of gold, etc.
  • nice sprinkling of awwww moments
  • a bunch of children throwing rocks at each other to rock music
  • some very very clever framing that makes me want to go back and study the film closer
  • the spooks are wise
  • it made me yell
  • good balance of cgi and physical effects—especially in terms of vfx make-up
  • it portrays child abuse on the same level as the rest of their fears and that is important
  • they don’t try to water down anything “because they’re kids,” if that makes sense; but mature themes are handled very well
  • lovely coming-of-age vibes amidst the shapeshifting clown monster
  • they really pulled out all the spooks with this one folks
  • look getting the bejesus scared out of yourself with a full audience is a great experience, this one has a decent plot and top-tier spooks, you should really give it a chance

A funny concept to me is how, in the overwatch lore, theres no canon explaintion for the golden guns.

I just imagine it became a trend for them all. Idk maybe got it first for the sake of she felt like it, then Lucio ends up loving how they look so he does the same. Then suddenly its being marketed out as a “thing” THE OVERWATCH HEROES USE GOLDEN GUNS OF EXCELLENCE Blah blah reasons etc. Now everyone’s like wait LETS ALL MATCH. Torb or Sym just go fuckin ham redesigning shit and Talon sees this, thinks it’s lit, does the same.

End result? A bunch of assholes running around warzones with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of unnessasarily shiny gold weapons~

{requested by @good-vibes-7}

Hordes of giggling girls have been following Draco around all day. At first, it made him feel powerful. He walked with his head up, strutting about the school like he was untouchable. That got old real fast. No matter what Draco did to escape them, they always found him again, sometimes adding more people to the group.

The reason for all of this being that some idiot (Potter) had knocked over a cauldron full of Amortentia which spilled all over Draco. He tried to wash it off, but no matter how many showers he took he couldn’t get the smell of Harry freaking Potter off of him.

Speaking of Harry Potter, he had been staring at Draco all day. In the corridor, in the Great Hall, even in the library. The next time he saw Harry, he was staring at him as he was leaning against a wall. That’s it. Draco thought and pulled him into an empty classroom, locking the door. “Stop staring at me, Potter!” He yelled.

“I wasn’t!” Draco gave him look. “Okay, I was. But in my defense, it’s strange to see a bunch of girls following you.”

“This is your fault, Potter.” He sneered.

“How is it my fault!”

“You’re the one who spilled that potion on me and now the smell is making girls chase after me like nifflers to gold!” Draco crossed his arms and stuck his nose up in the air.

“What does that potion have to do with how you smell?” Harry asked.

“D- do you not know what that potion was?” Harry shook his head. “Potter, what do I smell like right now?”

“You smell like you. Except a lot stronger. Go a little too heavy on the cologne there, Malfoy?” He teased. Draco smirked and started to laugh. “What? Malfoy, what was the potion I dumped on you?”

He stopped laughing long enough to tell him. “It was Amortentia.” Harry went quiet, a blush creeping onto his face.

Harry scratched the back of his head. “Well, I have to go.” He said rapidly and made for the door.

Draco caught him by the elbow. “Don’t you want to know what I smell in the potion?”

“Not really.”

He rolled his eyes. “For Merlin’s sake! It smells like you, Potter.”

Harry looked up at him. “It- it does?” Draco nodded. He smiled. “Does that mean I can finally kiss you?” Draco chuckled, nodding again. Harry jumped forward, flung his arm around his neck, and brought him into a kiss.

Android Companion AU

Lucis is an advanced civilization, the crown city of Insomnia is self sustaining and generally safe, but the limited land with which to build on can barely fit the growing population. You are an independent adult who had landed a dream job in the heart of the city, your parents bid you farewell from their farmhouse just east of Lestallum, and now you are living alone in a very crowded, claustrophobic, and constantly noisy business district.

One day, you find an offer of comfort in your solitary life:

Model: NOCT-1.5 (limited number of units produced):

  • This model is the cutting-edge technology of all companions available in the market, the be-all end-all royalty of the trade. it is never advertised because very few people can afford it, but you’re a tech nerd and you’ve heard of the legends
  • It’s usually ridiculously expensive and waaaay out of your range, for some reason, this one is on sharp discount in your local computer shop
  • the clerk tells you it’s on a discount because it has been taken out of the box by a previous owner and returned, but is in top shape otherwise
  • it’s a small investment even after the price cut and you’re seriously trying to talk yourself out of it, but the more you look at the android behind the sheer plastic, the more you are entranced by the sharp features and slim design.
  • a part of you hungers to see what the eyes look like once turned on, and what kinds of apps and functions you can install on such a rare product
  • you take it home, and the moment you plug it- him in, bright piercing eyes glow red for three seconds, and then mellow out to a soft crystal blue

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Where do Mimic's come from?

We had just managed to defeat a Mimic when my good friend and i got into this conversation with a new member to our party. A very 'innocent’ person really, and a very annoyed DM in the end.

Damien (innocent person (bard) “You know, i was always thinking. Where do Mimics come from?”
Rogue (me) Well, when a mommy mimic wants a baby, she starts eating all of the treasure she can.

Warlock (David) and then she settles in a cave to let the gems form a baby inside of her.

Me: like a clam with a pearl.

David: and when the pearl is formed, ‘mommy’ mimic births the baby mimic.

me: and when the baby mimic sees the world for the first time, it looks up to it’s mommy and the world around itself in awe.

David: Seeing her baby hungry, ‘mommy mimic’ then feeds her baby to give it strength to survive.

me: Having eaten more gold and gems than she needs, she throws up a bunch of it into the baby mimic’s mouth, giving it the needed substance to survive without her.

David: Like with birds.


me: We are answering a question asked from one member to another in character.

Dave: yah!

me: you know my character can’t pass up a moment like this to go off like that.

Dave: and i don’t know either so i just went along with it.

DM:…alright, no more mimics…so no more 'epic’ items.
me and David: AWWW!!!! Common! That is just mean!

note she either forgot the next day we played, or just did not care.

anonymous asked:

okay but what's the Extended Timeline of darry....i need the Full Scoop im on the edge of my seat

so it all starts april fourth, 2011 with a tweet from dan saying, “so one direction are now advertising pokémon black and white? well at least that’s one thing i’ll always be superior to liam payne at.” from what i can find is the first mention of one direction dan has made on twitter

dan makes a few more mentions of harry styles/one direction in general over the next year and a half.

harry moves out of his flat with bandmate louis tomlinson early 2012 and to a flat in east london. dan moves to london mid-2012

the pivotal moment. october 7th, 2012. one direction is interviewed by dan howell and flatmate, phil lester. three videos of this occurrence are available (one) (two) (three). there are multiple instances in which harry sends smoldering looks towards the unknowing youtuber. this also was commemorated in dan and phil’s book, The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire (in stores now)

thus, darry is birthed.

around this time there are multiple rumors of harry dating taylor swift but none are confirmed

if one has the imagination for it, dan and harry may have had a three month fling with the slightly older british vlogger. the idea is alluring. both sexually ambiguous men having a secret love affair right for the world to see. around this time dan is keeping up a fairly regular schedule of uploading videos each week on his main channel, danisnotonfire. 

in between november 30th and december 21st there was no uploading. this could be attributed to the fact that harry had been seen out multiple times with taylor swift and the end of darry was nigh. darry would be confirmed dead when harry and taylor were pictured kissing on new years eve. 

and to non-believers, this could be the end of the high-rise, champagne-tinged love affair between dan howell and harry styles (for which i have many head canons about but we are just covering the factual evidence). but no.

on march 7th, 2013, dan uploads a vyou answer talking about how weird it was to meet one direction. dan speaks of how he mad eye contact with harry. he claims his favorite member was niall because he smiled the most. he would, considering harry must have broken his heart after that meeting.

in december 2013, amazingphil (phil lester, dan howell’s flatmate and rumored significant other) uploaded a video called ‘my google search history’ revealing he once looked up where harry styles lived. lester claims to have only been on fan-based ventures but one may assume he was scoping out the man that had dan howell’s heart in the latter part of 2012. 

on february 19th, 2014, dan howell and harry styles both attend the brit awards. and both were wearing the same shirt. this sparks multiple articles on the two and the hilarity of the situation was apparent to the internet. 

during bbc radio 1′s big weekend, dan is pictured backstage during one direction’s set, being called weird fruit guy. here is one picture for your reference

dan also is in a video where he says harry loves him (cannot find a video but here is a gifset)

about a month later, dan goes to a concert with a bunch of youtuber friends (sans phil, interesting) to see one direction. 

other “darry proofs” could be that dan prefers to be the big spoon and harry the little spoon. dan and harry have both expressed interest in fashion. both are pretentious as fuck. it has been noted none of harry’s songs which he has written have confirmed he has ever been in love. one could think ‘fools gold’ and ‘just a little bit of your heart’ could be about one dan howell. recently dan and harry have both been photographed with black nail polish on, a sure sign darry is coming to pass soon.

this all culminates to last night, october 6th. harry was out celebrating the release of his recent magazine editorial in another man at albert’s club. phil lester was out with his family. this would make dan howell approximately thirty minutes away from harry if he did not go out with lester and his family. this was an optimal timeframe for dan or harry to visit each other. is darry reuniting? only time will tell

My favorite thing about gold from the Pokémon manga is something I never see depicted in fan art and that’s that he straight up uses his Pokémon to cheat at gambling

Like I remember very clearly there was a scene where he had painted over his Poké Balls to look like billiard balls and his Pokémon would move around in them to make sure that they got into the pockets.

He straight up hustled the shit out of a bunch of people in the game corner

You should know (sweet pea x reader

Can you write a imagine where she goes to southside high and sweet pea gets annoued at her and jughead cause he thinks jugheads flirting with her? (Smut if you write it)

A/N: Unfortunately I’m not good at writing smut but I promise I will as soon as I get good at it. Also I ended up accidentally deleting this twice..

Requested?: yes, words:859 im sorry its so short. warnings: none that i can think of

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anonymous asked:

I know you r busy, but I was wondering if you knew any great shifter fics! Cat!Tony or wolf!bucky/Steve. Anything with animals or pack dynamics would be awesome! Thanks you so much, your ficrecs keep me from dying of boredom and instead dying of happiness!

Animal transformation!  Okay, admittedly, I haven’t read a ton of these, but here are some suggestions for you.  I think a lot of pack dynamic fics are A/B/O, which I’m not going to include here, though anyone is welcome to ask, if interested. I’ll stick with actual animal stuff.  


Bucky?  Who the hell is Bucky?

*looks around like I’m on The Office*  


Oh, Purrrfect (Or Alternatively, “Damn it Richards!”) by @inukagome15:   Of course it was all Richards’s fault. If Tony can get through this with his dignity intact, then it’s all good. What? No, he’s not purring!

Chasing the Moon (series) by LoquitorLatinae:  With the recent slaughter of his pack, the Howling Commandos, alpha Wolf Steve Rogers finds a new purpose with the SHIELD organization and the possibility of a new life with his teammates and fellow Shifters Bruce, Natasha, Clint, and of course their human consultant, Tony Stark. AU. Mention of Steve/Bucky, eventual Stony, and hints of Thor/Loki, etc.

The Law Runneth Forward and Back by @sineala:  It’s been three weeks since Tony saved Steve’s life at Mount Rushmore, and they’re not talking about it. It’s going to drive Tony insane. But they’ve got bigger problems, because Nightshade has turned Steve into a werewolf. Again. And all Steve seems to want is to be near Tony.

The Pack by bondboy68:  The Avengers are a werewolf pack. Everything has been going great until Tony starts developing some new feelings toward their Alpha that could lead to a dangerous situation.

Turn Around (Three Times Before Lying Down) by kellifer_fic: Everyone knows that Tony Stark is a playboy, billionaire philanthropist, but what they don’t know is that he’s also a werewolf. When a government agency known as SHIELD finds out, they use this information to force Tony’s hand and bring him into a new elite lycan field team, codename The Avengers Initiative.Suddenly Tony finds himself playing host to a bunch of lycans, a misplaced God of Thunder and an experimental supersoldier that isn’t as dead as everyone assumed. Can his week get any worse?

For the werewolf has sympathy by putthechocolatedown: Tony reached a shaking hand forward and parted the foliage. At first, he didn’t see anything, but a flash of gold near a rocky enclave caught his eye. Swallowing some saliva, Tony raised his eyes to the man on the rock. He gasped in surprise and took a startled step backwards, making to run.“Wait!” cried the man, tail (tail!) swishing behind him. As he drew closer Tony noticed he didn’t actually have feet, but instead paws and hands with tipped claws. And in the place of teeth were razor sharp fangs.Tony backed up as fast as he could, but tripped over his armour. He hit the ground, head smashing against the foliage. The last thing he saw was the colour gold enveloping him. He couldn’t help but think about how warm it was.***Tony gets stuck in the Savage Land and meets a wolfman named Steve and his pack.

Owned to Belong by AllieBC:  In a universe where shape shifters live among humans, life has become suddenly very difficult. New laws requiring human handlers to register shifters as property, for the safety of mankind, have left many half beasts feeling oppressed. Tony Stark, a shape shifter from a wealthy family, is no exception to the law.

What Lies Inside by Penumbren:  When the Avengers discover Captain America in the Arctic sea, they find more than just a new team member: Tony Stark discovers his fated mate. The problem is, Steve Rogers is a man out of his own time and apparently straight, and Tony’s not about to force anything on the man he loves–even if it means his own death. Besides, Tony’s spent his entire life keeping secrets. How can he possibly tell Steve that he’s really Iron Man, let alone a werewolf?

You Know Where to Find Me by @asparrowsfall:  After an Avengers mission goes awry, Steve takes a leave of absence from the team, and he and Tony part on bad terms. But then Steve gets turned into a werewolf, and he finds his shapeshifting linked to his feelings about Tony, who’s had a terrible accident. If Steve never sees Tony again, will he be stuck in wolf form forever?A closely-canon compliant 616 Capwolf story.

Sure Signs of Sanity by CrimesofaDeadpool:  Steve’s a shifter. And sure maybe a Golden Retriever isn’t the fiercest animal out there to be able to shift into, but he likes it just fine. And the cute brunet at the park seems to like it too. Now if only he could just get up the courage to speak to him in person so that Bucky will stop laughing at him.

Finders Keepers by MarvelousMenagerie:  Tony finds Steve’s shield in the woods while on his way to their lunch date. CapWolf has taken a quick run around the forest, and he isn’t prepared for the way his Little Red Riding Hood is dressed.

Captain America: Super Puppy by tellxmebby: Alternatively, “Why There’s a Picture of a Puppy in the Avengers Official Scrapbook”.AKA that time Steve Rogers got turned into a four-month-old golden retriever by an alien yielding a magic ray gun.

For the Love of Musk by orphan_account: Steve has a fetish for a particular odor. One night, much to his joy, Tony reeks of it.An ABO fic in which Steve is an anthropomorphic dog and Tony is an anthropomorphic cat.

Accidents Happen by Pearl_Unplanned:  Of course it’s when Steve’s finally worked up the courage to ask Tony out, he has to go and unlock the clearly locked lab… The project that Tony had been working on has some rather interesting effects.

That Feline Beat by Tito11: Presenting Steve and Tony in the Aristocats!AUTony and his three kittens have been kidnapped from their fancy Upper East Side apartment while their owners are away and deposited on the mean streets of Harlem. Unsure of where they are or how to get back home, they’ll have to rely on street cat Steve to guide them. Will they get home safely? Will Tony’s fear of abandonment cause him to drive away the best tomcat he’s ever known? Only time will tell.

A Purrfectly Apawling Catastrophe by @pensversusswords:  In which Steve accidentally learns a secret about Tony, and that werekittens are an actual thing. Seriously.

Can’t Stop Thinking About You (You’re Too Purrfect) by Fluffypanda:  Tony finds out why using the excuse that he’s not into dudes to reject the God of Mischief is a bad idea. Or He really learns that he should be more careful with his words. He also might realize how much he thinks about Steve. Maybe. There is a river in Egypt Tony is still quite familiar with.

Wet Whiskers by antigrav_vector: When Iron Man is hit by a stray spell and latches onto Steve for the duration… well. Things happen.Mostly fluff. Fluff happens.And some identity porn.

A Bit Fishy by AnonEhouse: Tony annoys Namor who turns Tony and Steve into fish. Specifically, Tony Shark and Steve Remora. They belong together, what can I say?Happy ending for everyone except a few fish that Tony eats.

SMITTEN KITTEN by @not-close-to-straight: Kitty!Tony, Lion!Steve and Wolf!Bucky!– not an ABO fic, even though some people think so because I refer to Steve and Bucky as ALPHA shifters. Thats just because they are super scary also has a Dragon!Natasha and Hawk!Clint and Bear!Rhodey!  (thanks to @ajanamyth for the suggestion!)

hello I am here to explain everything I am able to comprehend about Caribbean trade routes and the logistics of pirate settlements.

[description: This is a map of the Caribbean islands (Greater and Lesser Antilles) and the Spanish Main (all that coastal stuff, ie the Spanish colonial mainlands) with numbers explaining different bits]

1) Up here north of this map were winds called “prevailing westerlies.” You had to catch the prevailing westerlies if you wanted to get back to Europe. I do not know why they were called westerlies when they in fact blow in a clockwise circle around the Atlantic Ocean. They do not seem like any-direction-lies, but this is I guess why I am not a geographer. See #6 for why you could not just sail between the Lesser Antilles to get out of the Caribbean, which seems like it would be much simpler.

2) New Providence Island! (ie Nassau) This was a great place for a pirate island because it was close to the passage between Cuba and Florida that Spanish ships from Mexico had to use if they wanted to get to the prevailing westerlies (#1), which they did. It’s also not far from the Windward Passage (#3), another potential route for ships heading back to Europe. It had a large harbor that was too shallow for most warships, and it had lots of yummy green turtles for pirates to gobble.

3) the Windward Passage! If ships were coming up from the coast of South America (see #7), this was a good and easy place for them to pass through the Antilles to get to the prevailing westerlies. It was therefore an excellent place for pirate ships to hang out. That teeeeny wee little island right to the west of my number 3 box? North of Haiti? That’s Tortuga! Pirates liked it there, and you can see why.

4) Port Royal! It’s not the same thing as Kingston; it’s a wee skinny spit of land in the Kingston Harbor. It is right between wealthy, wealthy Cartagena (#7) and the Windward Passage (#3), so a nice place for pirates to hang out. A bunch of it sank under the sea after an earthquake in 1692. Charles Vane and Jack Rackham were both hanged at Port Royal. :(

5) Mona Passage. You could sail your ship through this to get to the westerlies to the north, but trade ships did not love doing that. The Mona Passage had lots of unpredictable currents and was very dangerous. I’m marking it so you won’t say “hey but why didn’t they sail between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico?” They did sometimes. It was just more dangerous as a passage, and harder to get to anyway because you’d be sailing against the northeast trade winds.

6) Sailing between these small eastern islands (the Lesser Antilles) was a great way to get TO the Caribbean and the Spanish Main, if you caught the northeast trade winds. It was not a good way to get BACK, because you’d be sailing against the wind. Plus once you got out past the Lesser Antilles, you’d be stuck! No prevailing westerlies to swoosh you back to England or Spain with all your lovely sugar and gold.

7) Cartagena was one of the important Spanish ports; it exported a bunch of like Peruvian silver I think. I’m pointing it out mainly so you can see some of the places the Spanish were sailing from and why the Windward Passage would have been such a handy way to get out back to Spain (if it hadn’t been for those pesky pirates).

8) Over off east of this map were more Mexican cities. The Spanish also sailed from there. I mention this for the same reason I mentioned Cartagena (#7); ie so you can see why New Providence Island was such a good island for pirating until Woodes Rogers ruined everything.

9) A section of water you apparently could not sail through to get from Mexico to the lovely, convenient Gulf Stream (current) and the lovely, convenient prevailing westerlies (wind). If you wanted to get from Mexico out back to Spain, you had to THIS IS TRUE sail up to the mouth of the Mississippi (YES, south of New ORLEANS, I know, I find it insane also), and then around the coast of Florida. This route would spit you out, as you can see, right close to Nassau. Handy for pirates, no?

ETA: if anyone wants to check my work, I’m pulling a lot of this from Peter Galvin’s super useful book Patterns of Pillage: A Geography of Caribbean-based Piracy in Spanish America (Peter Lang, 2000).


Okay… first off. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who ordered something from me since yesterday, you guys helped A BUNCH and I have been more then happy to work on those icons ! I’m taking a break for today, but expect to see more from me really soon as I got a few more orders to complete!

I never expected anyone to reblog my post yesterday and… sincerly… you guys are gold, thank you so much for helping me out, it means a ton to me ;u;

@dragaura, @alainaprana, @epixcosplay321, @librarydrone, thank you so much ;u;

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How to report someone in FFXIV: Don’t let them get away

I’ve noticed lately the report system has changed a bit, either that or I haven’t found this way out but the only visible means of reporting someone is right clicking their name in chat/party/etc and going to Report

The problem here now is that the only option you have to report them for is RMT (gold selling pretty much). So what are we to do if someone is a genuine asshat to you or someone? Are they doing something against ToS/Moral Values that’s not gold selling? Here’s how:

First, boot up the System button on the bottom right hand corner. It has an X/V symbol on it:

Then you go to Support Desk:

Then you should have a window with four tabs: Information, News, Contact Us and History. Below are some examples of what you can report, but in this particular example we’re going to go with Report Harassment since it’s unfortunately the most common thing we see in games.

Once you click that, you’ll get a lovely, in depth form to fill out that includes a bunch of very important details like the name of the offended and their home realm, where it happened and comments made by the player.

What I like here is that they give you tips on where to find the information, say you don’t know what world the person is from? Under Name and World if says you can find the world from the contact list under Social in the Main menu and what this gem does is bring up the last 50 people you were in a party with. This is genius and lets you scroll through until you find who you are looking for.

Once you’re filled it out, it will give you a moment to check over your ticket with a preview window. During that time you can either Submit it or Edit it and I found the response rather quick so here’s hoping that you all get quick responses too.

Don’t let these people ruin our games, dob them in and save a life

Category 2, number 13: “Best friend’s younger sibling who suddenly got hot” sex

@lamenart First of all, you can have anything you want, I would literally die for you after your drawings. Second, this is the AU I like to call “the one where Mari and Viktor meet years before he meets Yuuri, and they become penpals.” This is part 1 lmao, I’ll post part 2 tomorrow!


By some strange twist of fate, Viktor meets Mari before he actually meets her brother.

It happens during his first Grand Prix skating in the senior division, when he gets assigned the NHK Trophy for one of his qualifying events. Viktor is excited—he’s never been to Japan before, and the only thing he likes better than skating itself is the amount he gets to travel because of it. When he isn’t practicing his routines or pestering Yakov about changing his choreography, Viktor spends most of his time looking up all the fun things he plans to do in the two or three days he gets to spend outside of competition, which means sightseeing and food tourism and talking to locals.

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Thoughts on the latest Boruto Episode

Things I liked:

  • Sarada being so responsible. I love that she helps her mother stay organized, and their relationship kind of reminds me of the Gilmore Girls - more best friends than mother and daughter 
  • I love that Sarada does the cooking. It fits into my headcanon of Sakura being too busy to cook. Also, her weird food requests supports my headcanon of her liking the idea of cooking and mixing recipes together but not necessarily making things that taste good
  • Sarada being a bad liar
  • ChoCho being awesome
  • Boruto and the boys being little shits (seriously, their evil exressions were gold!)
  • Sarada being able to intimidate a bunch of guys in a total monotone. Finally got to see some of the inner Sasuke

Things I have a MAJOR problem with:

  • Sarada not having perfect chakra control. Sorry, but I call bullshit. We know the Shin arc is coming up soon, and for her to be able to defeat all those clones at the magnitude that she does, she’d have to have a pretty inherent ability to hone her chakra. She can barely manage in this episode. If she were like her mother (which she’s supposed to be), she would have no problem standing on water.
  • Sasuke not trying to contact Sakura at all. Sorry, but if he can talk to Naruto, he can figure out a way to send some kind of message to his wife. Maybe not very often, but every once in a while he should manage something. I’m not thinking love letter but some way of pointing out he’s alive. Hell, a summon or a coded message, whatever, even if it’s just one word, he could manage it somehow. And considering we’ve seen him tell Naruto to give Sakura a message for him, that basically boils down to “as always i’m sorry”, he’s clearly contacted her before. So either SP is already hitting continuity errors, or Sakura is lying to Ino for the sake of the mission and trying to make it seem like Sasuke is too busy to contact her. It would explain why she seems perfectly okay with everything the way it is. If he really hadn’t contacted her in any way, she would be sad about it, if not for herself, then definitely for her daughter 

Thing I’m curious about:

  • Sakura and Sasuke’s first date. And why it was only two and a half minutes. Heehee, oh the possibilities. On the one hand, I want them to do a flashback…on the other hand, I want them to keep it a mystery so I can write my own version

So I have this theory

So you all know the whole “What determines a gem’s caste rank” debacle. Well, I may have an answer that makes sense.

Som let’s start off with the word Gemmy. I will be using this word a lot throughout my explanation.

So, Gemmy means: how often a gemstone is desirable, along with how many desirable traits the gemstone has.

Let’s start with the Diamonds. Diamonds are INCREDIBLY gemmy. Some of the most often used gemstones in jewelery making. It makes sense for them to be so high ranking. They are incredibly precious. Let me also say that their rarity and hardness on the mohs scale has nothing to do with my explanation. Rarity may affect the quality of the gem in real life, however.

Aquamarine, a higher ranking gem, is more often not treated because beryls are often gemmy by nature. Emeralds are most often only oiled to enhance their strength. But, this does not mean other beryls are never treated for color or stability. This would explain why Emeralds, Morganites, and Aquamarines are so high up in the caste system (assuming morganites are high ranking, as the one mentioned in the show did own a pearl), due to how often they are not majorly treated by heating, one of the more “drastic” treatments.

Topazes are not always gemmy, even when faceted correctly. Some colorless ones are often heat treated to get a desirable color, such as blue. Also, raw topazes rarely feature undesirable inclusions of air or other minerals, causing their value and gemminess to decrease. But due to their color, variety, and lack of undesirable impurities/inclusions, they are commonly used as gemstones, and Topazes on Homeworld are high ranking, but not as much as Aquamarines.

Sapphires can come in almost every color, with the exception being red. Due to this, sapphires are often able to be more gemmy than rubies due to the amount of sapphires there are. Rubies are incredibly rare due to only coming in one color. This leaves much less room for error than sapphires, affecting their quality.

Peridots are not often very gemmy, as olivine is not a very desirable gem altogether. Peridot is the rarer, gemmy version of Olivine. It, like rubies, has less room to be gemmy than other minerals, due to only being a variety of its base mineral, (olivine and corundum respectively.)

Quartzes are incredibly common, but due to their wide range and commonality, they are often very rough and not usable for gemstones. Most include internal cracks, undesirable inclusions, and so on. Althought they are commonly faceted, they commonly have inclusions of things such as rutile or air, lowering their quality. Their commonality is also an obvious indicator as of why Quartzes are so expendable.

Agates, a form of Chalcedony (the micro-crystalline form of quartz) on the other hand, do not often have inclusions and commonly form cleanly without any noticeable cracks or inclusions. Holly Blue, a soft blue Agate, is no exception. In real life, it is actually a decently desirable form of Quartz, possibly making Homeworld Agates higher ranking than other Quartzes.

Lapis Lazulis are considered to be moderately gemmy. They are more often considered to be ornamental like Jade due to their softness and ability to be carved. They most often have inclusions of pyrite, which lowers their value. But due to their vibrant blue color, this outweighs the undesirability of pyrite inclusions. Lapis Lazulis are terraformers, and are most likely only high ranking because of their vibrant blue color.

Pearls, Bismuths, and Rutiles are not considered very gemmy, if at all. Pearls, in real life, often come out misshapen and deformed. It’s rare to find pearls fine enough to use in rings or necklaces. Only the desirably ones are used, in real life, and on Homeworld

I’m going to couple Rutile and Bismuth together because of one reason: They are NEVER used as actual gemstones. Rutiles are thin, brittle, and are practically never cut into gemstones (at least I’ve never seen one). Bismuth is a metal. A metal that melts at very low temperatures. A little over 500 degrees °F. It is also very soft and can’t even be used as plating for rings or other jewelry. It’s a surprise gold can even be used on jewelry, seeing as how soft it is, too. It makes a bunch of sense why Rutiles and Bismuths don’t have extremely high ranks.

So, I hoped you enjoyed my theory and take all of this with a grain of salt, as I do not claim that any of this is 100% true. :)

Home Again | A birthday giftfic for @chiseplushie, set in the February 15th universe.

Lazy sunlight drifted through the kitchen windows, shining on the tea in Harry’s cup, turning dark amber into liquid gold. He could see the crystals of sugar at the bottom that hadn’t quite melted yet. One more stir of his spoon and they disappeared.

“Did you hear me?”

Draco’s voice snapped Harry out of his blank stare into his breakfast. The sunlight flashed on his glasses and blinded him when he looked up, leaving little stars in his vision as he looked over the table at his boyfriend.

The sweater Hermione knitted for him last Christmas was bunched up unevenly over his collarbone, the bright white shirt beneath the mossy green wool almost too bright to look at with the light through the curtains. Harry blinked away the sleep edging his eyes and the dots still dancing over his vision. He could see the little lines around Draco’s mouth that meant he was concerned and trying to be patient.

“Uh…no, I’m sorry. What were you saying?” Harry picked up his tea and sipped, immediately pulling it away, his tongue burnt.

Originally posted by ofallingstar

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