New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased
the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting
Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs
with the part of the brain that deals with intent
to move so people don’t have to think about how they will move the limb, it can
Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps
Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene
responsible for ALS has been found, meaning we are closer to an effective
treatment. Let me rephrase that: we are close to getting a treatment for a very
bad disease because a lot of people (including really hot celebrities) got wet.
A solar powered plan circumnavigated the world.
Michael Jordan donates 2mil to try and help
bridge connection between police and the community.
Tiger numbers are growing.
Pakistan has made strides toward outlawing honor
70,000 Muslim clerics declared a fatwa against
Pokemon Go players went insane with placing lure
modules near hospitals for sick kids.
California is now powering over 6 million homes
with solar power, a record in the US (and that is the tightest shit)
Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in
Apparently world crime as a whole has
drastically declined as a whole in the last couple of decades.
Coffee consumption has been proved to help
curtail cancer and suicide rates.
Speaking of coffee Starbucks figured out how to
donate perishable food in a food safe way.
500 elephants were relocated to a better, safer
and bigger home.
We made massive strides in Alzheimers’
prevention (my grandmother literally told me that scares her more than getting
cancer this is very good news)
The ozone layer is repairing itself and all the
work we did to get rid of those aerosol chemicals was actually worth it.
A new therapy developed in Israel could cure radiation
The Anglican church resolved to solemnize
same-sex unions the same as opposite-sex unions which required a super majority
of all three orders of the church (lay, clergy, bishop).
The Rabbinical Assembly issued a resolution
affirming the rights of transgender and non-conforming individuals.
Precision treatments for cancer are hitting
clinical trials and WORKING (as someone who’s had relatives with cancer this is
the best news)
Dentists are once again providing free care to
veterans who need it.
The Orlando Shakespeare Festival showed up with
angel wings to block funeral-goers for the Orlando Pulse victims, view from
Rise Women’s Legal Centre opened
Death by heart disease has decreased by 70% in
the United States
Two brothers saw color for the first time thanks
to specially-designed glasses
Portugal ran its entire nation solely on
renewable energy for four days straight
A retiree is launching a project to transport 80
endangered rhinos to an Australian reservation to save the animals from
An Afghan teacher has been delivering books via
bicycle to villages that lack schools
Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew
Jackson on the $20 bill.
200 strangers attended the funeral of a homeless
WW2 veteran with no family
A teen battling cancer married his sweetheart
Bank firm pays for college tuition for the
children of employees who died in the 9/11 attacks
New medicine has been shown to increase melanoma
survival rate to 40%
Over 800 Boko Harem Hostages were rescued by
Toys R Us is Offering Quiet Shopping Hour for
kids with autism this holiday season
Volunteers made special tiny Halloween costumes
for NICU babies
A 4-year old befriends a lonely man and helped
him heal after losing his wife
People survived c ancer
People overcame depression
Any kind of victory, even if it affects only one
person, is a victory
Now for the pop culture good news
LEONARDO DICAPRIO WON AN OSCAR! EVERYONE READING
THIS LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE LEO FINALLY GET WHAT HE DESERVED
There’s a new Harry Potter book
And a movie
Harry Potter has no plans on vanishing with time
This sweet father gave candy to passengers on a
flight so his little girl could trick or treat on Halloween
LET ME TALK ABOUT ALL THE KICK ASS MOVIES WE GOT
THIS YEAR OH MY GOD
Kung Fu Panda 3, this franchise is still going
strong despite that its about a panda played by Jack Black
Jungle Book. The amazing remake none of us saw
Finding Dory. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve
heard good things
Kubo and the Two Strings. Haven’t seen that yet
as well but its Laika so I know it’s a masterpiece
Deadpool. The beautiful and super accurate
R-rated marvel film
Captain America: Civil War. Seriously is the best
marvel movie yet in my opinion I need more.
don’t mind me I’m just a movie that tackled the issue of racism and not only
game changed animated films but also made a billion dollars
The Hamilton Mixtape is coming out. Which is a
bunch of artists singing songs from the musical (Sia, Usher, Regina Spketor,
etc.) I’m excited.
A personal victory for myself, I joined Tumblr
and met angels in blog form so…that’s uplifting.
And I met my favorite voice actor at a con which
was a bucket list accomplishment.
Good Things that have yet to happen this year
Good things that have nothing to do with the year but will hopefully
make you feel better
Rain (I like listening to rain it’s one of the most
FF: If you are a religious person you are an
FF: If you are not then you are a splendid coincidence
Any year spent with loved ones be they family or
friends is a good year. Trust me.
”A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why,
sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have” –Roger Rabbit
*Plz feel free to add other good news (even if it’s something small like you ate cheesecake THAT is good news)
*at the end of the year I plan to remake this list with new things, fixed mistakes and links but will be posting from my side blog @iamrainbow
“Clovis’s eyes fluttered open. He turned and stared at
Nico, though Nico knew this was simply part
of Clovis’s own dreamscape. The actual Clovis would still be snoring in his armchair back at camp.
‘Oh, hi …’ Clovis yawned wide enough to swallow a minor god. ‘Sorry. Did I pull you off course
Nico gritted his teeth. There was no point getting upset. The Hypnos cabin was like Grand Central
Station for dream activity. You couldn’t travel
without going through it once in a while.
‘As long as I’m here,’ Nico said, ‘pass along a message. Tell Chiron I’m on my way with a couple
of friends. We’re bringing the Athena Parthenos.”
Because of these two lines in bold, we can assume Nico and Clovis have met a number of times before, and if you read the rest of this passage from Blood of Olympus, you’ll find their interactions to be almost friendly, which is saying a lot when it comes to Nico’s character at the time.
Clovis is a pretty chill dude, and I can’t help but feel like Nico would be drawn to someone with a relaxed vibe, someone he could be himself around. I’ve come up with a few headcanons about their relationship because I just find them so adorable together:
Nico and Clovis going to sleep in separate cabins, only to wake up again in each other’s dream to go on a date.
Clovis falling asleep so much it’s become the norm to see Nico carrying him around camp Bridal style.
Clovis always carrying a flask of warm milk because he knows Nico loves it.
Clovis helping Nico with his nightmares is hard at first. Clovis cant take them away, but he can see what Nico sees and it frightens him haft to death. Nico tries to block him after that, but Clovis can easily break through. They both just stand and watch, holding hands.
They normally hang out in the Hypnos cabin, with the soft-as-clouds pillows and endless supply of hot chocolate, but they also spend time in the Hades cabin as well.
Clovis offers to help Nico with his memory loss from his childhood in Italy, but Nico refuses saying he’d rather get them back when the time is right. His father had promised after all.
Nico actually meets Hypnos before Clovis, since Hypnos lives in the underworld. He’s a very secluded God, and doesn’t take an active role in anything going on on Olympus. He doesn’t even know who Nico is, though he can sense his death aura.
Clovis secretly feels guilty about not doing more in the battle with Gaea, he feels like he could’ve been able to keep her asleep if he was more powerful. Nico sees it in a nightmare, and tells Clovis that it’s stupid to think that way, especially since it would go against the prophecy of the seven.
Nico calls Clovis ‘sleepy head’ which makes Clovis very happy. Clovis calls Nico his ‘dream boy’ because it makes him turn an alarming shade of red. Clovis finds this hilarious.
They don’t ever cuddle, mainly because they sleep in different buildings, but also because Nico isn’t ready for a relationships like that yet. Clovis is fine with that, having an army of stuffed toys to cuddle with already.
This is like,,,,, my new favorite ship because it’s so Soft™ and Pure™, so please feel free to add your own headcanons, or come and talk to me about them in my inbox because I will love you forever <3
1977. East German ,,Pionierpanzer” operated by Young Pioneers (Jungpioniere), a suborganisation of the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation. Sections provided with these mini-tanks were effectively called ,,Panzerbrigade” (Armoured Brigade), which apparently operated under STASI supervision.
These ,,Pionierpanzer” were powered by a Trabant engine and had a top speed of 15 kph. The turrets couldn’t traverse. The crew was composed of 2 Jungpioniere. Different models were in production, resembling actual tanks: T-34-76, T-34-85. T-54, SU-100, and SU-122.
Sources are contradictory regarding the guns: some claim they could fire live ammunition, some that they could fire only blanks, others that “hits” were scored using a laser system, similar to nowaday’s Laser Tag.
Existing footage confirms that they were at least capable of firing blanks.
Allow me to share a theory as to why McCree's hair was so short:
Strict Blackwatch codes required buzz cuts to all new recruits--
Spitfire Jesse McCree straight out of Deadlock completely pissed about having to shave his head and give up his old lifestyle
Cursing out his commanders and subordinates and not following orders whatsoever, gloating about “I’ve rolled with the deadliest gang in the Southwest, ain’t nothin’ you army toys can do to scare me!”
Until Gabe whips him tf in to shape and makes him go through extensive training and brutal drills while decked out in full heavy uniform and armor, cause “if you’re gonna act like a hardcore merc who thinks he’s hot shit and can ‘take on the world’ I’m sure as shit gonna train you like one, cowboy.”