babe the blue ox

Year of the Ox

“Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…

Ranking second in Chinese zodiacal signs, the Ox is huge. People often use it to indicate something big in size or number. People born in the Year of Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are talent leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by the surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and sometimes stubborn in their old ways.

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ktsilent  asked:

I really should start choosing between asking anonymously or not but anywayssssss. Amazing blog, a blessing really. Are there any sterek fics (or no pairing if there are no sterek ones) surrounding Stile's jeep, specifically fics about him having to get rid of it. Actually? Okay, that's too specific, I'd appreciate it if you found that but honestly, any fic that's about his jeep or him getting rid of it. Go crazy, i don't know. I suck at asking...

Let’s see what we got. - Anastasia

Originally posted by mormarsli

Teen Wolf (TV) (1)
(1/? I 1,094 I General I Sterek)

Stiles and Babe, or was it Stiles & Babe. How does it go? Anyways, Stiles and Babe were two peas in a pod. He doesn’t include Scott… Scott doesn’t count, cause, Scott’s his best friend. And that’s different compared to him and Babe and the connection he has with her.

“Babe..?” others would question with raised eyebrows.

“Yeah, like, you know. Babe the loveable blue ox in that tall tale. But instead of ox, it’s Jeep. So Babe the blue Jeep.” he explains and pets the said Jeep on the hood.

Babe toots her horn.

“Oh… uh.. okay.”

“Yep.”

It’s a Jeep Thing by riventhorn

(1/1 I 2,629 I Teen I Sterek)

On the day she arrived at the Stilinski home, the Sheriff stayed in the driver’s seat for twenty minutes, fingers kneading her steering wheel anxiously. He had been muttering to himself the entire way back from the lot, all variations on: Am I insane? How can I give this to him? He’s going to kill someone. He’s going to kill himself.

Stiles’s Jeep’s pov on werewolves, hyperactive teen boys, and Derek Hale.

Sparks by Mina Lightstar (ukefied)

(1/1 I 4,672 I Teen I Sterek)

“Come on, let’s go. You can’t fight a twenty-foot tall robot!”

And then Derek just gives him this LOOK, like he COULD, and it sends Stiles into a homicidal rage.

Life seems to be calming down in Beacon Hills, until Stiles’s jeep gets a mysterious overnight paint job. Also, it can drive itself, which is not nearly as convenient as you’d think.

He Calls Me Baby by amayawrites

(1/1 I 5,757 I Mature I Sterek)

Stiles’ list of things he never ever expected to happen:

1) Werewolves exist
1) Scott having a girlfriend
2) Werewolves exist
3) Other things that are not werewolves exist as well
4) Jackson is one of the forementioned ‘other things’ (although he probably could of guessed that the retired douchebag would be a lizard)
5) Witches also existed in this strange Supernatural-inspired world – and apparently, they have a sense of humour, which led him to point 6
6) Witches turning my Jeep (my Jeep!) into a living human person

Once Upon a Time: Dissecting those finale Easter eggs

Once Upon a Time opened up a new avenue for storytelling in the season 5 finale by introducing the Land of Untold Stories.

Whose untold stories are they exactly? Aside from the obvious Jekyll (Hank Harris) and Hyde (Sam Witwer), the powers that be at OUAT dropped a few hints during the two-hour finale. We try to dissect them below:

Don Quixote
While flipping through the storybooks discovered in the New York Public Library, Henry comes across a photo of a rider on a horse, with a windmill in the background. The text on the opposite page hails from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the story of the hidalgo Don Quixote, who sets out to revive chivalry with his squire Sancho Panza.

The Water-Babies
Also in the new storybook is a page of text pulled from The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, a mainstay of British children’s literature. The story of morality follows a young chimney sweep transformed into a water baby as he embarks on a journey of repentance in order to become human again.

Gulliver’s Travels
Depicted in Henry’s new storybook, Gulliver’s Travels tells the story of a surgeon who, after getting caught in a storm, washes up on an island filled with tiny people roughly six inches tall, making him a giant among men.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Captain Nemo makes an appearance in the storybook, seemingly outside his creature-like submarine, the Nautilus, which he uses in the novel to roam the world in search of scientific discovery during his self-imposed exile from humanity.

Paul Bunyan
The giant folk hero and lumberjack of American lore is recognizable in Henry’s storybook by his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.

The Three Musketeers
Easy to spot in the Land of Untold Stories, the trio of swordsmen are among the elite French guard depicted in Alexander Dumas’ historical novel.

Knight of the Holy Grail
Briefly spotted in the Land of Untold Stories, the Grail Knight may have gone unnoticed if not for the fact that the Holy Grail was used to destroy magic in the finale.

Cowboys?
Blink and you’ll miss them in the Land of Untold Stories. Cowboys appear on either side of Dr. Jekyll, begging the question: What story did they come from?

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We Are Thrown Together (2646 words, PG13)
In which Cass and Enzo meet in detention and become inseparable. High school AU.

so the completely rad unhealthydoctors posted this super amazing fanart and it made me want to write high school Cassamore. that’s all there is to it. 

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They met in detention. Which was actually kind of fitting.

Enzo had caused another scene in his math class, had talked back to his teacher one too many times, and had been all but dragged by the ear to detention so they could ensure he’d made it. Cass, on the other hand, had been caught skipping class by Principal McMahon herself, and he’d accepted his after school sentence with the sort of quiet dignity that Enzo could have really learned from. 

Keep reading

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox: Big BFFs

Sources

Blair, Walter. Tall Tale America, a Legendary History of Our Humorous Heroes. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1944. Print.

Botkin, Benjamin Albert. A Treasury of American Folklore, Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People. New York: Crown Publishers, 1944. Print.

“Bunyan, Paul, myth of.” The New Encyclopedia of the American West. Yale University Press, 1998. Credo Reference. Web. 30 January 2012.

Dolbier, Maurice. Paul Bunyan. New York: Random House, 1959. Print.

Ratigan, William. The Adventures of Paul Bunyan and Babe. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Print.

Rounds, Glen. Ol’ Paul, The Mighty Logger : Being a True Account of the Seemingly Incredible Exploits and Inventions of the Great Paul Bunyan. 40th ed. New York: Holiday House, 1976. Print.

San Souci, Robert D. Larger than Life : John Henry and Other Tall Tales. New York: Doubleday, 1991. Print.

Shephard, Esther. Paul Bunyan. Slightly rev. ed. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. Print.


Summary

During the Winter of the Blue Snow, legendary logger Paul Bunyan came upon Babe the Blue Ox in a blizzard. After being taken back to the logging camp, Babe grew rapidly. Paul and Babe became fast friends and had many adventures together, including making many recognizable landmarks.

Cultural Origins

According to several source notes, the folklore surrounding Paul Bunyan has disputed origins. The first mention of Babe in print comes from a logging brochure dating to 1914, written by W. B. Laughead. Laughead and others supposedly collected the tales from loggers in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They estimate that the stories started circulating around the 1860s. The stories gained much popularity following the publication of several books about Paul Bunyan. Today, many parts of the country, from Maine to Oregon, claim a piece of legend.

Audience

The story, as I’ve prepared to tell it, is best suited to elementary school students. I also think adults, especially those familiar with the legend, would enjoy it because the nature of the story is very episodic, so they may want to share their own versions or adventures as they recall them.

Why did you choose to tell this story?

I wanted to start out with a story I with which had some familiarity, but maybe would not be as familiar to the class. I grew up in Minnesota and have been to the Paul Bunyan theme park in Brainerd many times. This also seemed like a good story to begin my story portfolio, because I’m planning on picking stories for Minnesotan children, and Paul Bunyan is one of the best known Minnesotan folk heroes. I also spent a summer in Bemidji, MN, home of an enormous Paul and Babe statue. He’s been on my mind ever since.

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How did you adapt this story to make it your own?

From all the versions of the story I read, there are a bunch of inconsistencies in terms of when and how Babe and Paul met and the adventures they have. I tried to pick three plot points, cobbling together my favorite bits from the different versions: the meeting, the size of Babe, and one adventure (I chose the straightening of a road). I also made up part of my own ending, having Babe and Paul retire to Florida rather than Alaska. What Minnesotan retires to Alaska? Forget it. 

How did you go about learning this story? How did you practice?   

I started with the knowledge I had from growing up in Minnesota and absorbing the story there. Then I read a bunch of versions of the story, mentally keeping tabs on the repeating anecdotes and my favorite parts. The versions I relied on the most are listed in in the “Sources” section. As I read more versions, I developed an idea of the arc I would create. The next step for this week is to practice saying it out loud and getting the timing down. I have three sections to the story, and three “bullet points” for each section, but I’m not sure how long they will take to verbalize. My “dress rehearsal” will be telling the story to my friends this weekend. They can’t wait.