announcing the winner to competition
We Have Liftoff: Lego Set Honoring Women Of NASA Will Land On A Shelf Near You
The set depicts, from left, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer and executive Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison.

“It’s been a busy week for Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose story was the center of the critically acclaimed film “Hidden Figures.”

The pioneer presented an award at the Oscars on Sunday alongside the film’s stars. A day later, Lego announced she would be enshrined forever in glossy plastic.

The toy company announced the winner of its semiannual Lego Ideas competition this week: a set honoring five women of NASA. The women are computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer and executive Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison.”

Read the full piece here



2017: Sherlock.

{For those of you not aware Project Awesomesauce is a campaign that was originally started to raise awareness of certain topics and issues that we feel are not taken seriously in today’s society - for example, mental health & Equality And Human Rights as well as other stuff. It would be cool if you could check us out! This is our first competition and we are excited to announce it celebrates Sherlock!}


The 31st of October 2017 will mark the 125th anniversary of the debut of Conan Doyle’s legendary character, Sherlock Holmes

The genius invention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been amazing us with his deduction and observational skills for well over a century now. First published in The Strand, the consulting detective took the world by storm, making him the world’s most well-known fictional detective. Considered as a British cultural icon, he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most portrayed movie character in history.

The character has had an immense effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with further works being written by people other than Conan Doyle and the original stories being adapted into stage and radio plays, televisions, films, video games and other media for over 100 years, including – but not limited to – The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, the Japanese anime adaption for children, Sherlock Hounds, and the modern-day BBC version, Sherlock.

Type of Competition:

A Showcase Of Creativity.

Competition brief:

We want you to create your very own case for the detective to solve:
• you can choose whether it’s modern day, original setting, or set in any other adaptation you prefer.
• create a new villain and a profile for them.
• write a story with your created character, no more than 5,000 words - it can be any style, but must feature Holmes, Watson and your villain. It can contain as many of the rest of the original cast as you want, whether that be Doyle’s original work or based off the plethora of adaptations.
• make a trailer/poster/a radio advert/other way to advertise your work.
• we will allow people working together to create their entries - however, this is limited to three people.
• entries must be sent in by email to, before the deadline and all your work must be attached and sent with the following details:

- your Wattpad username {or any other social media name if you are not on Wattpad} - if it is a joint entry then the names of all the people involved should be given.
- actual name {optional}
- what adaptation/era your version is based off
- any additional details or notes you’d wish to include.

• please make it explicit if your entry contains upsetting or “R” rated scenes.

• DEADLINE: 1st December 2017, 24:00 {GMT}

Judging/announcing winners:

• Entries will be judged by us and whittled down to five. These will then be published and the one who has the most votes within the next few weeks will have won. In the event of a tie, we will work together to choose our favourite

• The official winner will be announced around Jan/Feb 2018, when we are announcing are next competition. 


• the winner will get an official “2017 Awesomesauce Badge”.
• they will be invited to talk about their entry in more detail - if they want to.
• all the entrants that get published will be given shoutouts. 
• the winning case will be shared on other social media.

If you have any further queries, please message us on this account!

We look forward to receiving entries! Let the awesomeness commence!

- @thefineideayoucrave and @mynameissonotholly

The Gold Stone Concordance presents The Falling Apple Faire

When: October 20th and 21st
Time:   6 (server) both days
Where: Aventine Farm, in the Apple Orchard
(The Dagger Hills, Westfall oocly)

Fall is in the air and Apple picking time is nigh. Members of both the Alliance and Horde are coming together to celebrate life and the apple harvest. Come out October 20th and 21st to join the members of the Gold-Stone Concordance at Aventine Farm’s Apple Orchard for games, contests, prizes, vendors, and more!

Starting at 6 enter at one of the two gates, pay your entry fee and receive your raffle ticket. Then head inside to enjoy the stalls from all the vendors and game booths.  

Visit the Fortune’s Favor stall to get your fortune told by Madame Theodora, Amesheri, Nasheera or Dancing Deer.

We will have medical assistance available throughout the faire provided by the Outreach Clinic. Visit their tent for a check up or to schedule an appointment for after the faire!

On Friday, October 20th starting at 6:30, sign up to participate in our Champion of Fall Pet Battles. See Risri (Alliance) or Bravior (Horde) to sign up then get your team ready to battle for prizes and fame! See Pet Battle Rules here

On Saturday, October 21st starting at 6:30, sign up to participate in our Falling Apple Duels (PVP battles).See the Duel Rules here

Join the Story Circle on Saturday, starting at 7 and share your spooky story! Talk with Risri to get added to the list of storytellers.

On both nights enjoy the fire dancing delights of Shekinah Rosegaile at 7:45 then enjoy our closing ceremonies for Raffle Prizes and the Competition Winners Announcements.

Last minute vendors are welcome for a small fee. Contact Elstine Harboson or Flaxin to pay your fee and receive your spot.

Please note all weapons will be tagged with an enchanted ribbon at the gate. You may keep the weapon but any dislodgement of the ribbon will notify security.

(OOC Notes: This is a Cross-Faction event.
Special thanks to all the guilds helping to make this event happen:

Golden Odyssey, The Royal Courier, Sisters in Sin, Harboson Company, Wrynn’s Wolves, Brotherhood of Valor, Coldwall Collective, Raven’s Watch, House Stygian, House Redsteel, Steelgrove Syndicate, Legion of the Dawn, Eclipse Syndicate, Gilded Lotus Trading Company, Wolves of Winter, Ghost Wind Gathering, Black Market Cartel, Nearly Departed, Tattered Banners, Blackthorn Correlation

Contact @harboson-c or Elstine on the Alliance side and @flaxinmalache  Flaxin on the Horde side for more information.)

If That Were Me (M)

vampire!mark/jackson, 2.7k, dom!jackson and mark threesome?

warning: smut (threesome, pain kink, slight breath play, cunnilingus, blow job, jackson has a biting kink) 

“You say you love me yet here I am, having to ask you to stop moving so I can have a taste of you. Won’t you be a good girl, my lovely?" 

Originally posted by markjestic

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2017 U.S. Nationals Predictions Game

Hey guys! This is a little bit different than the format I did for U.S. Classic, and more similar to the old one used by thegymnasticsnerd. Hopefully, this will encourage more people to give it a try!

The 2017 U.S. National Championships (aka P&G Championships) will be held from August 17 to August 20 in Anaheim, California, so I will cut off accepting predictions at 12:00 AM EDT (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on August 15. This will give me time to get all the information together.

Here is the (unofficial) roster of athletes competing; I will post start lists, and any other news as it becomes available. If any gymnasts scratch certain events or withdraw from the competition after you have already made your predictions, you may have the chance to redo them.

When making your submissions, please include the gymnast’s last name or full name. You can send predictions to my ask box here or message me directly; I will not be turning off anon during this period, but please don’t submit your predictions anonymously as that defeats the purpose. Try not to submit too many times, but I will take your most recent submission as your official one. If I don’t send you a confirmation message within 24 hours, please message me to check if I got it; if I didn’t, just send it again. I recommend keeping a copy of your own submissions on hand just to double-check in case I mess up scoring at some point.

If you win, you get bragging rights and hopefully more followers (including me)! I will try to make a graph of what people think will happen before the game and will announce the winners after the competition. If you get the podium correct, you will get a special mention! Don’t be shy about submitting since I will only post the winners. Please play along since this doesn’t work without a lot of people! Please reblog this post to help spread the word.

Rules are as follows:

Send me your predictions for the Top 4 (Podium + Alternate) in the all-around and in each event (vault, bars, beam, floor) for both juniors and seniors. The alternate will be used to score your predictions if someone in your podium prediction withdraws. This is slightly different since the old game used to only ask you to predict the top 3/medalists. Obviously, feel free to submit whatever you’re most comfortable guessing for, but it doesn’t hurt to try all of them! The winner will be whoever gets the podium correct; if no one is entirely correct, whoever is closest wins (e.g. if your prediction switched the order of the gold and silver medalists). 

I hope this is less complicated, but always feel free to ask me any questions! Please participate; it’s not fun if it’s only a few people!

Here’s a huge thank you to everyone who read until the end and submits their predictions! You guys are great 😊 Good luck to everyone and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Famous Au: The Actor

C/N= Crushes Name

C/L/N= Crushes Last Name

Y/N= Your Name

L/N= Last Name

H/C= Hair Colour

E/C= Eye Colour

Originally posted by just-usmadd

You sat on your bed with your laptop open with a small tub on ice cream in front of you. You were watching ‘The Hollywood scene’. You loved the show, it was full of drama, action and a rubbish main character who everyone hated.

The main character was a snobbish brat who got together with a famous actor and used him for money. She then got the part on a big movie and upped her fame, going through several different boys at a time.

The cast were doing an Instagram live stream which you were currently watching while also watching the show. In the live stream the cast had said something about a big announcement. “Now guys we would like to show you something big.” Said Rey, the actor of the main characters best friend.

“We would like to introduce you to C/N C/L/N who will be joining us on the show.” A young man with H/C hair and E/C eyes walked into the live. “His first episode will be online at midnight.”

You recognised C/N from various other things you had seen. You, like most girls your age, had a major crush on C/N.

“In honour of me joining the show we will be holding a small competition and the winner will be flown out to our set to spend the week with me.” C/N announced enthusiastically. Your eyes went wide and your ice cream dropped off the spoon. “All you need to do is go to our website and post your favourite line from the show. The winner will be announced in two weeks and the competition closes in a week.”
The rest of the cast joined C/N speaking. “Good luck and Goodbye!” They all shouted and ended the live.

You went onto the website as fast as you could and put your favourite quote from the first series- “If the clock strikes midnight and I’m not a princess anymore then what does that truly make me?” The quote was before the main character became a right bitch and made you want to spoon her eyes out.

Two weeks later and the cast were doing a live stream again. This time it was just Rey and C/N. “Have you decided on a winner of the competition yet?”  They were reading out comments left on the live.

“Okay drum roll please!” C/N shouted and Rey started tapping her legs with her hands. “And the winner is Miss Y/N L/N with her comment of 'If the clock strikes midnight and I’m not a princess anymore then what does that truly make me?’ from series one episode 4. If you are watching this Miss L/N we will be sending you all of the details shortly.”

Two weeks later and you were packed and ready to go. Your mum drove you to the airport where you got on the plane on the way the place the set was on. When your plane landed you walked to then entrance to see screaming girls crowded into one corner. Two men in black suits came running through the door getting the girls away. You looked back over to where the crowd was to see C/N standing there with a sign. That sign read Y/N L/N.

You walked over to C/N. “Hi, my names Y/N.” You called happily.

“Well my names C/N, and I would just like to congratulate you on winning the competition. I thought we could drop your stuff off at my place and then go to the set? If that’s alright with you of course.” He was so cute.

“Yeah I’m good with anything!” And you followed him out to his car. You put your stuff in the trunk and followed him round to the passenger side where he held the door open for you. You climbed in as he walked around the front and got in himself.

C/N switched on the radio and one of your favourite songs came on. You sat there nodding your head when suddenly C/N started singing so you sang along with him.

When you got to the studio you clambered out laughing at a joke he told you. “I never saw you to be the funny type.” You admitted.

“I get that a lot. I think its to do with the more serious rolls I do.” C/N had a point. “I think in this show I get to be myself a lot more and show my funny side!” You slightly laughed and followed him into the studio.

“Ah you must be miss Y/N. My name is Rey Norriss, welcome to the studio!” Rey cheered. You laughed and shook her hand.

“So today everybody we are shooting C/N’s entry scene which does not include Jules!” Shouted the director.

C/N beckoned you over to him. “Y/N if you sit here while we shoot the scene. I’ll come and get you after and then we can go out for lunch?” You nodded and jumped into his chair.

After the scene was over and perfected you found yourself back in C/N’s car, heading towards Prezzo. “So what do you want?” he asked before he ordered for the both of you.

“Can I please have a medium margarita with a lemonade?” You asked. The waitress then cam over and C/N ordered for you both.

After lunch you went back to his apartment to watch a movie.

The week soon ended but you stayed in touch. He flew you over for weeks at a time but those weeks shortly turned into months. C/N flew you out on a special day.

That day had been a year since you met. He took you out to Prezzo and ordered you what you had ordered on the day you met. Over dinner you talked about various things. “Now Y/N I have asked you here today to tell you that I have been in love with you since that week we met. I love your wit and humour and how you see good in almost everyone you meet.” He walked over to you. “What I’m trying to say is will you give me the honour of dating you?”

You had been waiting for that since you saw his first movie. You let out a tear. You were about to live the dream that most girls had since they were teenagers. “Yes.” You whispered softly. You jumped into his arms and continued the date in the exact same format as how you first met.

Spot the Depth Charge Challenge!

Before we kick off the grand party everyone’s been waiting for, I’d like to present everyone with a challenge.

This is Depth Charge, my ponysona.

Depth will be appearing in the Grand Galloping Gala! But here’s the catch, he’ll be hidden somewhere amongst the many characters set to appear. His appearance won’t be obvious, which will make him somewhat tricky to find. But that’s what makes this a game: you’ve got to find him!

His technique will be rather unusual compared to the standard “where’s waldo” puzzle, so try to think outside the box for this one.

There will be hints and foreshadowing during the Gala! So don’t just dart eyes around the visuals, pay attention to the dialogue too!

The Rules.

  1. You only get one chance, so no rapid-fire guessing in hopes of getting it right. Make it count!
  2. Send your answer via a screenshot with a circle/highlight of the area you believe he is hiding. And don’t make it a “general approximation”. It has to be specific and accurate!
  3. The deadline for the competition is when the finale of the Gala Arc ends! If no one guesses correctly by the end, I will post the answer up immediately.
  4. The first one to get it right wins. Once a winner is selected, I will publicly announce the end of the competition, but I will hold off on announcing the winner till after the finale.

And this is what you’ll get if you win.

A free commissioned picture from myself, fully lined, coloured, and shaded! So think like the image of Depth Charge above. And it’ll be all yours.

Send your answers here: 

And remember, screenshot your answer, and highlight the spot he’s hiding!

Good luck to all of you!

~ Sunlight Mod

I’m happy to announce the winner of the competition, the lovely Ringa made by @snakefish33!!! Ringa will appear with Myren in the show in the next arc of Spagoots Realms! :333

All of the submissions were fantastic, and I loved them all, and because the decision was such a difficult pick, I’ve decided to have 2 runners up! The runners up will receive a little charm-sized drawing of their character from me :3

The runners up are:

Fedya, made by @pinktuxedos

And Gully, made by @em-the-toaster!!!

Thank you everyone who submitted a character for the competition, I’m excited to do another one in future! :333

Instagram Photo from Seth

Final #summersoulopen workout in the books! Thanks to everyone who has been following along and trying the workouts with us. I got 197 reps on this POS. First person who can post a vid of them beating me (135# barbell, all reps and running clock in the entire video) gets the last prize pack. Good luck and good fitnessing. *Charity donation announcement and overall competition winner to be posted sometime next week.

I am here to announce the winners of the Peebles content competition! In each category order,

edits: @zoseaplier

lockscreens: @antique-trash-can

fanart: @heynatti

moodboards: @i-am-avacado

congrats you all!!! feel free to message me about the prizes whenever (though, just so you know, I won’t be here tomorrow (the 11th)!)

and, even though there was only four winners, everyone who created something is a winner in my heart! thank you so much for taking time and effort to make something beautiful!!

It’s been a rough month

So I don’t know if anyone has noticed but I’ve been MIA for almost a month. Life got hectic at first, and I took a step back from all social media to focus on a budding relationship (which is going super well 🤞🏻). He’s called Sam, I’m called Sam. Oh, the hilarity.

Then I got sick. And the past few weeks can only be described as a write off. A persistent infection, then a sickness bug, a back injury, and finally a cough/cold that turned into bronchitis! Cue Sweet Brown 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

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And I certainly didn’t. What with tons of projects to be doing at work, writing to finish, and my fan art competition winners to announce, being so ill I had to retreat to my bed was the last thing I needed. But here we are. I’m getting better, very, very slowly, and I’ve finally been able to finish Tower of Dawn (oh the Chaol feels), but I’m physically and emotionally exhausted.

Luckily, as timings go, I set sail on holiday to the Mediterranean on Wednesday, where I plan to do absolutely nothing for a week except soak up the sun and let someone wait on me. I need it.

So, tl;dr, I’ve not ran away, or abandoned my blog and my awesome followers, I’ve just been taking some time to get my health back on track. When I get home from my holiday, I will be back to it, and I will get those competition winners announced. Til then, I just want to thank everyone who follows me, and continues to do so, even when silence is the only thing coming from my blog. 💜💜💜

Batboys v. The Booty Squad: Haunted House Edition

Prompt: For the Halloween thing Alfred holds a haunted house competition in the manor for the batfam and who’s ever haunted house is the most scariest wins? It happens every year boys against girls and the girls + the reader always ends up winning because they are ruthless??

“RAWR” Dick growled jumping out from around the corner in a “scary” mask with fake blood carelessly smeared. You and the girls didn’t even try to look frightened. You burst out in giggles at your husband’s attempt. If the rest of their “haunted” house was anything like this you girls were going to win this competition in a landslide.

“Oh that’s cute. Is the real haunted house down the hallway?” Jason’s wife quipped pointing down the hallway.

“Oh don’t you worry, you’ll be scared. You’ll see. We’re winning this year, ladies.” Dick bragged confidently. Tim’s girlfriend rolled her eyes.

“Please, when have you ever won this competition?” She asked.

“Mark our words! This year it’s ours!” Tim warned. 

“Jason, if you think you can sneak up on me in that ridiculous zombie makeup and scare me, you clearly don’t know me at all.” Jason’s wife sighed in a bored annoyed tone. Jason stopped his sneaking two feet behind her and walked normal the rest of the way and pressed a kiss to her cheek. Some of his cheap zombie makeup transferred leaving a grey smudge on her cheek.

“Grayson roped me into this again this year. Sorry babe.”

“No! Don’t apologize to her! This is war Todd!” Damian shouted angrily from down the hall.

“Whatever.” Jason rolled his eyes but walked over to Dick’s side with a shrug.

“This isn’t over Booty Squad! We will arise victorious on this night!” Dick said shaking his fist dramatically as he disappeared into the shadows. Jason followed reluctantly into the shadows sending his wife a wink over his shoulder.

“You know if I thought they had any hope in hell in winning I would suggest you use that boy as a mole but they don’t stand a chance.” You said confidently. The rest of the girls nodded in agreement.

The boys didn’t stand a chance. When the haunted house competition opened up on Halloween terrified screams echoed non stop in the area that you and the girls set up. Sure you could hear the screams of the weak willed coming from the boys end of the house but you had grown ass men cowering in fear at your displays and well crafted costumes. The girls went all out in making sure the moods of the rooms were just right and their costumes looked realistic. You spent god knows how much money on movie quality prosthetics. You practically didn’t need to utilize fake blood and jump scares to scare people but it was just icing on the cake.

At the end of the night after the manor had closed to the public Alfred gathered everyone around to announce the winner of the competition.

“I’m am dreadfully sorry gentlemen, but the ladies win again this year.”

“Better luck next year boys.” You cooed tauntingly.

“Face it, blind luck’s the only way you’re going to ever win.” Damian’s girlfriend bragged.

“We’re winning this thing next year! We’re not going to be beat by you girls again!” Dick insisted.

“That’s what you said last year.” Jason’s wife reminded Dick.

“I guess you better start planning now, then. You’ll need all the time you can get.” Tim’s girlfriend teased. The boys all scowled in defeat and trudged off to go lament in their repeated failure. You and the girls smirked at each other smugly as you all strutted off to the kitchen to go celebrate your victory with one of your famous homemade pies.

Dancing Queen

Request:  Can u maybe do a Hayes imagine where yn is a dancer and the dance mom girls hate her because she won the dance competition and are jealous that she’s with Hayes please thanks

a/n; Hayes is so popular in my requests omg


Pairing: Hayes Grier X Reader

Y/N’s P.O.V

I smiled well breathing heavily, I walked over to the center stage, I just got announced as the winner of this dance competition. I laughed to myself as Hayes was cheering the loudest, a small blush covered my cheeks. 

I looked around for Hayes as I came off stage. My eyebrows knitted together in confusion when I saw him surrounded by the other girls. I rolled my eyes at them, knowing that they don’t like me but they “love” Hayes.

“Hey, babe.” I greeted coming up behind the girls. He smiled at me getting out from the group of girls. He hugged me tightly. “You did so great.” He told me pulling back, he kissed my forehead just to annoy the girls who were watching our every move. “Thanks.” I replied. 

“Congrats, Y/N.” One of the very few girls who like me said. “Thank you.” I responded to her as the other girls scowled. I raised my eyebrows as one of them tried to flirt with Hayes. Key word tried, she wasn’t doing a very good job. 

I casually walked over to Hayes, lacing our fingers together as he tugged me closer. Thankfully someone called her away, “Baby you looked great up there.” He mumbled wrapping his arms around my waist. “Thank you.” I hummed in response. He laughed softly, “Those girls are jealous that you’re mine.” I told him smirking into his chest. 

“Don’t need to worry about them,” He paused, “Because you’re my dancing queen.” He finished making my face flush but nonetheless a giant smile covered my face. 

Killian Jones, Concertmaster Extraordinaire: Ch 1

Summary: Emma Swan never expected to win the concerto competition, and Killian Jones, the egocentric first violinist, never expected to lose. But his plans to sabotage the flutist go horribly awry.

Rating: T

Notes: Happy (belated, now) birthday, rowenaravenklaw​! You requested an orchestra AU, and what was supposed to be a one-shot is now a short multi-chapter fic. I hope you enjoy it! And many, many thanks to the wonderful, patient Ella (emma-said-i-love-you​) for beta-ing the story for me, especially since I sent it to her at a ridiculous hour of night.

Reference and required listening: A (brief) reference post for those unfamiliar with the classical music world can be found here. The piece of music this story revolves around is the third movement (Allegro Vivace) of the Khachaturian Concerto for Flute (if you’re Emma; for Violin if you’re Killian). I’ve included my favorite recording in the reference link. Even if you’re not a fan of classical music, this movement is a real hoot to listen to.

FFnet: This chapter | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5
AO3: This chapter | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5
Tumblr: Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5

Chapter One: Allegro con fermezza

“He’s such a drama queen,” Tink said under her breath as Killian Jones, Concertmaster Extraordinaire, swaggered his way into the rehearsal hall.

“I’ve never had to give that many additional As during a concert before,” Mary Margaret said irritably, referring to the winter concert last month, and the last time the orchestra had met before winter break. Emma nodded, remembering how embarrassed Mr. Gold, their conductor, had been. The strings hadn’t been that out of tune, and asking for additional As had made the orchestra look unprepared and unprofessional.

“At least you’re not in the string section,” Tink said bitterly. “He’s even bossier with the rest of us.”

“It’s true,” Robin said wearily; as Killian’s standmate, it was a miracle he didn’t complain more. “But after a while, you just sort of tune him out. He’s full of hot air. Should have considered putting that particular talent of his to good work as a trumpet player.”

“Hey!” Leroy, first chair of the trumpet section, had been within earshot.

“Sorry, Leroy.”

“Yeah, you’d better be,” he muttered, before grabbing his case and stomping into the hall.

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When Evan Lowe was announced as the winner of the U20 competition, Connor Eviston picked him up and spun him around, which no one expected, especially Evan. I’m pretty sure the look on his face says it all. I still can’t believe I was able to catch this at the perfect moment.

Photo by Shannon Cohoon (in partnership with Photography by Harrington)