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Headcanon:

Lena, Veronica AND Lucy went to boarding school together. 

When Lois describes Lucy in Smallville we know that Lois got towed around the country as an army brat and Lucy was shipped off to bordering school (prep school in Europe) on a scholarship. 

I think that our Lucy Lane of Supergirl pulled her life together since seeing her at 16(?) in Smallville when she was trying to scam money out of people to our current Lucy Lane. She went from this

to this

(I’m so proud of her)

The three of them went to school together, knew of each other but were never close, never friends.  Lucy has heard rumblings that Lena had taken over her brother’s company. She watches the news and has read Kara’s articles in the CatCo magazine, so she knows that Lena Luthor is living in National City. But she never imagined she would see her. 

When she had called Alex and Kara to let them know she would be in town they had immediately made plans with the group to go to the bar. Kara had mentioned she was going to ask someone to come along but Lucy never expected that someone to be Lena. Alex never mentioned that Kara and Lena had become friends. Not that she had a reason to, she didn’t know that Lucy and Lena had gone to school together in Europe. Why would she, Lucy never talked about it and its not like they were friends. 

Boarding school hadn’t been Lucy’s worst experience but it definitely was not the best either. She simply had not prepared herself for four years of memories to come walking through the bar in a pencil skirt and stilettos. Lucy had not expected to be faced with memories of their unspoken academic rivalry. She had not expected to remember the one time Lena and Lucy had ever actually talked to each other. If that’s what you could even call it. Lena had walked into the bathroom to find a crying Lucy. Instead of ignoring her, Lena had sat down on the floor next to her and made sure she was alright, then helped her fix her make up, helped carry her books back to her locker, and disappeared. They nodded to each other in the hallway after that but never talked again. It was Lucy’s only public break down she had had there. Their fight for top of the class continued, even though Lena always maintained her spot at number one. 

Lena stood at the end of the table, the two of them staring at each other as Kara got out of the booth to let Lena slide in. They both changed a lot since boarding school, no longer covered in bright pink and solid black. Their staring contest lasting so long it brings the table to an awkward silence as Kara stands to the side for Lena to sit, being the first one to speak up. 

“Do you two know each other?”

Tony Stark is the type of person who would meticulously research corny dad jokes on the internet just so he can recite them to Peter during Superhero Outings and embarrass him.

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Many solids can dissolve in liquids like water, and while this is often treated as a matter of chemistry, fluid dynamics can play a role as well. As seen in this video by Beauty of Science, the dissolving candy coating of an M&M spreads outward from the candy. This is likely surface-tension-driven; as the coating dissolves, it changes the surface tension near the candy and flow starts moving away thanks to the Marangoni effect. With multiple candies dissolving near one another, these outward flows interfere and create more complex flow patterns. 

These flows directly affect the dissolving process by altering flow near the candy surface, which may increase the rate of dissolution by scouring away loose coating. They can also change the concentration of dissolved coating in different areas, which then feeds back to the flow by changing the surface tension gradient. (Video and image credit: Beauty of Science)

hux: the Resistance may try, but they’ll never get past Starkiller’s shield!  

officer: sir the Resistance is here

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