It’s 2016 AD, the 24th of August, which makes Volcano Day…TODAY.

(but, you know, MCMXXXVII 1,937 one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven  years ago more-or-less exactly.)


And what’s the traditional way to celebrate, Donna?

Hmm, that seems a little harsh but actually never fear about the dying part since Caecilius and his necklace made of giant paperclips learns at least TWO new words

without dying – well, with a little help from Donna who is totally awesome – because the whole point is that the Doctor saves him (and his family) – with a lot of help from Donna who is totally awesome – and he LIVES! LIVES! LIVES!

anonymous asked:

How to make a generic dream town: - Leave lots of clothes like the overall dress - Make sure u hide presents such as beans and soft serve around the town - If u have the water pump u gotta have that drain pipe grid qr code too - Set it to Autumn, 5pm - No mayor's complete without that leaf in their mouth along with the overalls, plasters etc - Shit load of sweet olive bushes

coffee shops & smiles

everyone needs a little sukka in a while and this is my first time writing for this show, so enjoy! :)

note: it’s a modern and (slight) coffee shop AU


It’s autumn when he meets her. Well, it’s when he actually talks to her, not to mention all the weeks of staring at her from across the room and looking away when she almost catches him.

She does that day. And for a second, in that small coffee shop on the southern side of town, with all its blue and white walls, Sokka makes the mistake of staring a second too long, and he doesn’t turn away in time. He knows his cheeks are turning pinker with each burning second that passes — keep it together, man! — and his heart decides to stop and his breath cuts short when she—

she smiles.

And it might just be him, but he thinks she’s blushing a little too — don’t just stare at her, do something! — and that makes his heart flip. With shaking fingers, he raises his hand and waves at her. She waves back and he feels like he’s achieved something greater than himself. Sokka turns away, staring at his math notebook with heated cheeks and a pounding heart.

(He might not be good at drawing, and Katara could complain about that all day, but that doesn’t mean he can’t draw the auburn-haired girl with amazing, blue eyes all over his notebook instead of doing his homework.)

A little later, when he’s finished his eleventh attempt at capturing her smile in a drawing (it’s absolutely impossible, it’s too hard to recreate), he looks up—

only to find that it’s her who’s staring at him this time.

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rules: answer 11, ask 11, tag 11

I was tagged by @thundermoon12 thank you!! x3

1- Cats or dogs? Both~ x3

2- What’s you fav Ice cream flavor? Idk…but chocolate I guess? x3 Though I love all flavors…as long as it’s ice-cream x3

3- Pool or beach? Pool! Though…if it’s a sand beach then both. Again I prefer pools otherwise cuz…they’re cleaner xD

4- What’s your fav film? I have too many to list! xD

5-Your zodiac and your bff’s? I’m a Libra and she’s a Cancer x3

6-Fav band? Three Days Grace

7- What’s the colour that suits you better? Hm…depends really. Most people say pastel colours…though I prefer to wear black xD

8- Spring or autumn? Spring…it’s closer to summer xD

9-Tea or coffe? Coffe. I hate tea xP

10- Five things you think are cute? Hm…bunnies, hedgehogs (those little small ones are just adorable), cuddles, holding hands by intertwining your pinkies, forehead kisses *melts…x3*

11- Fav fictional character? Again…too many to list! I’ll put a few… Misaki Ayuzawa, Zero Kiryu, Yona, Hak, Shirayuki, Haruka Nanase,Shizuo Heiwajima …and so on XD


1- OTP ships?

2- Movies or series?

3-Forgive or Forget?

4- What’s your…uh…fav month?

5- What’s the √2? (hahhaha sorry XD)

6- Sweet lie or ugly truth?

7- Favorite type of sweets?

8- Midnight or noon?

9- Do you hate anyone?

10- If you could go back in time…what would you do?

11- Would you run blindly into danger to save a close friend?

And I tag: @dilovhell @bloodstainxd-and-brokxn @the-bloodied-rose @the-white-knight-guardian @the-bloodlusting-knight @hak-gone-mad @revalya @dinama @diabolik-artist-kiyumi @anime-trash-goddess and @lichthime x3 (and anyone else who wants to do it! xD)

Mr.Children to provide the theme song for the upcoming Asadora drama “Beppin-san”

In an announcement made earlier today, television station NHK revealed that popular rock band Mr.Children will be performing the theme song for Autumn’s Asadora drama “Beppin-san”.  The song will be titled “Hikari no Atorie” and has been described as a bright and …


In a year like this, we need Bake Off’s sugary embrace | Lucy Mangan
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Forget yer mists and yer mellow fruitfulness. Chuck out yer close-bosomed friendship with the maturing sun. If autumn’s on the way, it must be The Great British Bake Off (returning tonight for its seventh sinfully delicious series), Strictly Come Dancing (embarking on its 14th sashay across the floor on 3 September) and The X Factor (the 13th season of which starts on Saturday).

Bake Off is PC? Show me a reality show that isn’t contrived | Gaby Hinsliff

The X Factor is ailing. Viewing figures have been declining, and last year not even its final (8.4m viewers, down 2 million on 2014’s audience) made it into the top 40 most watched shows of 2015. By contrast, all 10 GBBOs and 12 of Strictly’s shows made the list – Bake Off taking first place, with 15 million gently salivating viewers.

It’s hard to imagine any kind of reversal of fortune taking place this year. At the moment the buzz is all around the return of Mel, Sue, Mary and Paul, and the drip-fed list of Strictly’s new competitors. You would have to suspect that Simon Cowell’s offering will fall on stonier ground than ever.

The public mood has changed. The year has been a brutal one so far. The first half was dominated by the deaths, in quick succession, of many loved and admired figures, from David Bowie in January to Caroline Aherne last month, with Prince, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Victoria Wood and many equally unexpected others in between. The collective grief occasioned by such losses is different from personal bereavement, of course. But it is real.

Then came the brutalising summer of Brexit. At least 48% of the population, plus an unspecified proportion of the remainder who found themselves suffering regrexits, were left reeling by the result and found themselves staring into the abyss, from which Nigel Farage’s delighted face leered back.

All of this plays out against a backdrop of increasing global misery and rising domestic tension and disarray. Trolls run riot on Twitter and other social media platforms unconstrained by the forums’ owners, which makes for an audience whose gladiatorial appetite – on which the combative setup of X Factor depends – is more than sated. Who wants to turn from Theresa May, Labour’s internecine warfare, Trump, Turkey, Syria and all the rest and see the sob stories, cold commercial calculations and bullying-by-any-other-name on which Cowell’s behemoth depends?

Surely, finally, this is the end for The X Factor

Who can bear to watch tears being extracted by emotional manipulation when there are so many already flowing freely elsewhere? Who wants to watch people laying their lives bare so that others can Auto-Tune and profit from them, when the headlines are full of the little guys getting beaten down every day?

The need now is for comfort watching. Which means telly with low stakes and with that long-unfashionable commodity, kindness, at its heart.

Both of these are baked into GBBO and Strictly Come Dancing. Baking and dancing are real things, real skills; but they are not important. Nobody ever died from lack of choux or paso doble. Even the most anxiety-ridden viewer can cope with the level of jeopardy on display here.

Meanwhile, X Factor runs at fever pitch. It’s make or break! A lot of the contestants seem sincerely to believe that this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance – and given the lack of opportunities most of our lives hold, they may be entirely correct. X Factor holds out the promise of recording contracts and stellar careers (although few winners actually achieve these. Will Young, who won its forerunner, Pop Idol, is taking part in this year’s Strictly, and will probably do at least as nicely out of it as he did out of Pop Idol –and with much less emotional trauma).

‘Paul the prison officer was given, uniquely, a special commendation for his bread lion, to acknowledge its magnificence.’ Photograph: BBC

Bake Off and Strictly, by contrast, channel a more Corinthian spirit. Any career upswing for Strictly’s competitors is fully subsumed in the week-to-week challenge of learning the dance and not letting your partner down. GBBO has prize money but it is barely mentioned (most viewers probably don’t even realise it has any).

Its essence was best exemplified in the episode when Paul the prison officer was given, uniquely, a special commendation for his to acknowledge its magnificence, even though – for technical, baguette-based reasons – he couldn’t be made star baker that week. So shines a good deed in a weary world. I could cry big, yeasty tears again just thinking of it.

The kindness and gentleness of the two formats is balm to the watching soul. Their contestants aren’t vulnerable, as many of X Factor’s are. The dancers are professionals or celebrities, well able to bear the judges’ verdicts; and though GBBO’s bakers are amateurs, they are doughty enough to handle the disappointment if it all goes profiteroles-up.

Mel and Sue are there for moral support and bad puns if anyone’s bottom goes soggy. The experts are honest, constructive and, er, genuinely expert. This is all rare and restorative stuff.

Kind, gentle programmes fly in the face of the dominant cultural mode of address – which is to hector aggressively until you get your way, whether you’re enacting policy in parliament or asserting your position on the attractiveness of the Olympics’ latest female gold medallist, 140 characters at a time. Such shows become increasingly valuable at times of increasing strife.

As well as providing an hour of escapism, they can function as a little reminder that – let your bread lions roar it to the heavens – it doesn’t always have to be this way.

from The Guardian

dolgorukov  asked:

why esactly do you love the lannisters so much?

Short answer: I love GRRM’s “long autumn” themes of death and decay. The Lannisters are as delightful to me as the crunch of dry leaves on an October sidewalk. 

“I’ve always been attracted to twilights, endings, the idea that summer is over and winter is coming. We’re in the long autumn.” [x]

Long answer: I can’t discuss this without discussing what I see as House Lannister’s place in the narrative. 

I think of ASOIAF as having three major families, in terms of how the narrative is constructed: Targaryen, Stark, and Lannister. 

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