balancing tricks

anonymous asked:

my apologies if this is an annoying or nosy question, of course feel free to ignore it if you don't want to answer, but in case it sounds like fun - would you care to share a list of creed's commands?

Oh goodness, I did this a little while ago but-

platz/down: competition down/pet down

sitz/sit: competition sit/pet sit

wait: pet stay

fuss/heel: competition heel (left finish)/service heel

watch me: focus command

go in: crate command

away: get out of this room

out: drop it

leave it: self explanatory

front: come to front

come: self explanatory

finish: right finish

left/right: momentum pull turns

turn: service heel turns

pull me: momentum pull

stand: competition standstay

stack: self explanatory

under: perpendicular tuck under legs or furniture

tuck: parallel tuck under legs or furniture

‘tween: tactical heeling (between legs) start position 

march: tactical heeling Now With Motion ™

gib laut/speak: competition bark (for b&h)/pet bark

shh quiet: silly pet trick (quiet yip)

what’s he doing?: current “on guard” command for bitework

get ‘em: current “attack” command for bitework, probably changing to packen

hit it!: paw target

what’s this?: nose target

spin: silly pet trick (spin)

up: silly pet trick (balance on haunches) - not very good at this one yet

upup: jump on me

on this: get on what I’m pointing to

bring me that: service retrieve, point

keys: service retrieve with keys

wallet: service retrieve with wallet

phone: service retrieve with cell phone, do not recommend you will scratch up your screen

off: get off of furniture

feet: get off of people (no jumping command)

say hi: noseboop greeting (turns into a jump if he likes/knows that person)

give kisses: lick

give hugs: hug

where’s my puppy?: I can’t see you so fix that, but you don’t have to actually come back

stick around: you’re near the edge of where I want you, don’t go any further away

in your yard: get back in the property line

settle: stop pacing, find something to entertain you

on your place: go to place command

hold this: service hold command- not very good at it yet

back it up: back up command

go busy: pee

go potty: poop

free: release

git outta there: whatever you are currently eating/licking/rolling in/etc stop doing that

enough: do what you’re doing with less energy please

stop: stop what you’re doing completely

brace: service brace command- not frequently used

squish: lean against my thigh as you walk (for tight spaces- SD command)

block: service block command

show me: offer what is owwie so I can investigate/treat

gotcha!: collar grab/collar offer

go play!: disengage and go play with your toy/dog friends

wanna swim?: throw in pool offer

load up: jump in the car (taught for PAT)

c’mon: jump out of the car (taught for PAT)

I got it: alert release- stop alerting, I got your message


hup!: jump command

And I’m sure I’m missing a few!

anonymous asked:

“Shh, it’s okay.” with Jason and Damian (I just really want to read more brotherly bonding)

I’m obviously unable to write drabble, I hope you don’t mind. Also I apparently have a thing for these two + parental issues.

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He comes down on him out of nowhere, a shadow among many others, betrayed only by the briefest reflections of the street lamps on his steel blade.

And, well, Jason would love to say that it’s the first time it happens but he’s actually lost count on how many times Damian attacked him for little or no reason.

That’s why it takes him a bit too long to realize something’s wrong.

On instinct Jason dodges, blocks the first blow with one hand, grabs the kid’s leg with the other, and then sends him flying across the alley and on a pile of garbage cans. He’s not gentle about it. Hell, why would he be?

The first red flag is the complete lack of insults, something that coming from Damian would be worrisome on most days, but even more right now, because if the brat’s attacking him it means that he’s angry at him, and an angry Damian is not a silent Damian. Ever.

Then the kid gets up with a catlike move, sword still in his hand, and Jason gets to actually look at him. Robin’s costume is red flag number two. Ripped and slashed in more places that Jason can count, it tells him that this is not a temper tantrum or a sibling’s spat, that this fight started somewhere else and wasn’t supposed to end here.

“Just my kind of luck, eh brat?”, he mutters without too much resentment while Damian slowly gets closer. Jason, on the contrary, draws back towards the main street and its lights, knowing that Damian will silently follow. In the yellow lights the blood on his face looks brown, almost like chocolate stains.

Robin’s domino mask is torn as well, and the kid’s eyes are flag number three. Wide open and empty, pupils blown and unfocused, they look like glass, like doll’s eyes. There’s no recognition there, no emotion, no self awareness.

“Damian?”, he tries anyway, so that once this goes wrong like it’s so obviously going to be he’ll at least be able to say hey, I tried. “Damian, can you do me a favor and snap out of whatever the hell this is? It would be a nice plot twist for once, you know? What do you say?”

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Consequences (BTVS 3.15)

This is part of my ongoing Buffy Project, where I write notes/meta for every episode in an attempt to better understand the characters and themes of the show. You can find the full list here. Gifs are not mine.

Consequences is pretty single-minded in its focus on the fallout from Bad Girls. Buffy is feeling guilty and weighed down by the Deputy Mayor’s death (literally in her dream of drowning). Faith is keeping her from breaking the surface by not allowing them to tell. The body is found and Wesley sends them to investigate what happened. 

The way you read both sides of the Faith Goes Dark storyline depends on your personal interpretation of the characters. Personally, I think Faith has too much pride and too little trust to admit to anyone that she did something wrong. 

Faith: When you gonna learn, B? It doesn’t matter what kind of “vibe” a person gives off. Nine times out ten the face they’re showing you? It isn’t the real one.

No matter how good or trustworthy a person may seem, Faith doesn’t buy it. People are liars. Faith is kind of obsessed with getting people to admit things about themselves they’d rather not look at, but that’s another essay. In Faith’s mind her good qualities are the ability to remain “five-by-five” and detached. It’s her armor against the world, and taking responsibility would require laying it down. I also think that she senses that, though it could have been Buffy that committed the murder, it wasn’t and that makes all the difference. Killing him lit something in Faith that it wouldn’t have in Buffy; it sent her over the edge. And the other characters sense it too. 

Buffy: I am trying to protect you, Faith. If we don’t do the right thing it will only make things worse for you.

Angel: She killed a man. That changes everything for her.

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So…I just experienced my character’s death in Exalted D&D AND a subsequent party wipe for the first time and let me tell you…I was not ready.

Story-wise, since as Solar Exalted we were so powerful we were basically gods, it made sense, because if we continued to live we would become even more tyrannical and selfish,so the other exalted, in order to keep the balance of that world tricked and murdered us when we were weakened after our final fight. Basically the DM pointed out all of our actions and in the end we all agreed we abused our powers and manipulated and murdered as we saw fit.

We did finish our task and though so it wasn’t all for nothing.

Still…being poisoned, crippled, stabbed, smashed against a ground and having my neck snapped is not a pleasant way to go.

After the bit in Raising Steam where Moist internally comments on Vetinari’s ability to stand in a room full of people without being noticed I can’t stop wondering if Vetinari is a male witch

Like I know in Night Watch his incredible concealment abilities are put down to his study of camoflauge but what if he’s actually just mastered that thing that Tiffany and Granny Weatherwax do? I mean teen!Vetinari even mentions practising standing completely still an Tiffany mentions standing completely still as something that she has to do in order to do the trick initially

And there’s no denying that the man has a true mastery of headology

I just can’t stop imagining Vetinari watching the city through Borrowed rats

The balance trick applied to the whole city, the Patrician unmoving in the middle while the balance of power slowly spreads evenly between the Watch and government facilities and guilds and private businesses and so many races balance together

(Vimes can tell where he is in the city through the soles of his feet and doesn’t realize that Vetinari can too, he can feel the whole city beneath him, his steading that is built on itself)

He might not do pills and potions on and individual basis but he took a whole city that was sickening and made it better by, in his own mildly tyrannical way, getting people to help each other and to help themselves

(and he knows as well as Granny Weatherwax that there’s a difference between being popular and being essential)

Fake Dating AU 2/2 (Kanej)

Part 1 here!

Whoops, this turned out pretty long.

  • honestly Kaz thought fake dating would require more effort
  • this? this is what he does every day alone in the courtroom for practice, making his smiles seem genuine and his movements sincere 
  • and Inej isn’t massively social so that only makes the operation easier for them to pull off 
  • he meets the rest of her friends at a picnic that Nina insisted on doing even if it’s starting to get nippy outside 
  • he arrives hand in hand with Inej 
  • Nina smirks in amusement and her eyes are practically screaming “YOU’RE SUCH A BAD LIAR, GHAFA”
  • Matthias greets Kaz with a bit of reluctance, staring at the newcomer in a crisp suit and Omega watch and gloves 
  • Jesper and Wylan are already unwrapping the food dishes and devouring into them 
  • soon laughter and small talk and chatter are exchanged like bartering coins in trade 
  • and Kaz feels a tad out of place since he just met these individuals and has nothing to say to them 
  • “Our charade may be over before it truly begins.” he thinks to himself
  • but then, Inej’s hand gives Kaz’s a slight squeeze 
  • out of nervousness? reassurance? reflexes?? Kaz has no clue and why hasn’t she let go of his hand yet? surely the gloves would be uncomfortable for her to hold after a while
  • on a completely different note, he suddenly feels nervous himself which is ridiculous, he’s manipulated people for much more than this 
  • and then he’s launched into the conversation headfirst with Wylan’s innocent question: “Kaz, when did you and Inej meet?”
  • eyes turn towards the two of them 
  • Kaz smoothly replies, “Well, I wouldn’t say we met, per say.”
  • but Inej interrupts: “More that we fell for each other, quite literally.”
  • Nina and Jesper scoot closer 
  • and Inej starts to tell this elaborate story of how she was practicing her tightrope balancing tricks on the nearest oak when the branch cracked and Kaz - who happened to be walking underneath - caught her 
  • Kaz is impressed
  • who knew she’d be such a convincing actress?
  • the way her eyes shine, her lips curve upwards in a breathless smile, the laughs of embarassment that sound like stars singing
  • and Nina claps and squeals in delight at the end of Inej’s story - apparently Inej and Kaz now go to the park every week and Kaz helps her balance 
  • but then her smirk comes back 
  • “So, when was your first kiss?”
  • Kaz just so happened to be in the middle of biting a watermelon slice but as soon as he hears her question, he starts V I O L E N T L Y  C O U G H I N G
  • Inej doesn’t even bat an eye
  • “We haven’t.”
  • Jesper asks slyly, “Do you want to try?”
  • “We’ll turn around!”
  • “You don’t have to, if you’re uncomfortable.”
  • Inej just turns to look at Kaz and Kaz stares back at her because he expected pretending to be in love with hugs and affection but not KISSING 
  • but Kaz is nothing but resilient and he’ll be damned if he doesn’t convince an audience 
  • “Why not?”
  • “You want us to turn around?”
  • Kaz shakes his head and bites his lip, starting to take his gloves off
  • his hands are trembling, why are they trembling 
  • a pair of warm hands suddenly enclose over his own and he looks up to see Inej gazing at him calmly, her eyes asking a question
  • he gives the smallest of nods
  • silently, she begins to peel his gloves off his hands until his hands are bare and exposed 
  • he reaches up and touches the tips of his shaking fingers to her cheeks
  • she leans forward and their foreheads meet 
  • her mouth is slightly open, and he can smell cinnamon on her breath from the waffles she ate with Nina 
  • then she tilts her head to the side and puts her lips to Kaz’s
  • Kaz’s brain short circuits
  • and all he can process is this ghost soft sensation brushing against his mouth 
  • then he remembers where they are 
  • and starts to kiss her back 
  • in earnest
  • and Kaz fully expects her to pull away, but Inej just presses forward even more and kisses him like she’s drinking from his lips 
  • and holy s hi t Kaz can’t take it and soon his hands are in her hair and her arms around his neck and suddenly his back is on the ground and Inej is on top of him??
  • Kaz’s fingers accidentally tangle in a knot in Inej’s hair and pull it backwards
  • saints above, Inej gives a small M O A N into his mouth 
  • and then Kaz can hear someone say breathlessly, “Now that’s a first kiss to remember.”
  • and Inej draws away and he can see the rest of the gang standing above them
  • Nina now looks fully convinced, Jesper’s giving his signature nod of approval to Inej, Wylan’s scarlet and Matthias seems vaguely uncomfortable 
  • Mission accomplished
  • oh, so he can leave
  • leave??
  • no he doesn’t want that
  • what he wants is Inej’s forehead resting against his and her burning kiss and her laugh for him to hear and- 

Imagine #28 || Request #25

Okay, so just imagine that Lori’s that little kid in the gif… i honestly can’t find anymore gif that would fit the imagine I have in mind. Hope this just works as well and that you’d like it :D


With the right pair, you tied the shoelaces securely before helping Lori up from the bench and letting Brett help you stand up. Chuckling lightly, you watched as Lori wobbled on the mats as she tried to balance herself on the blades of the skate with you holding her and Brett holding on to your shoulder.

You knew how to skate so it wasn’t such a difficult task for you to enter the ice rink with you still holding Lori upright while she tried to find her balance on the new smooth and cold surface, while Brett, well, let’s just say he was holding on to the railings of the glass wall of the rink for dear life.

“Brett, c’mere.” The little girl gestured to his brother while you slowly made your way to him.

After several tries and a few falls, Brett finally got the hang of it and he boldly took off to the middle of the rink and expertly avoided bumping into other skaters.

“Brett!” Lori huffed, exhausted and annoyed that she can’t keep up with the werewolf.

When Brett made his way back to you, he slowed to a stop beside you and held your waist close to his before he planted a kiss on your head. He smiled when he pulled away before turning his attention to his sister.

“Let’s go,” He told her, taking her hands and letting Lori trail first as he slowly skate far away from the sides of the rink.

Idly skating beside them, you watched as Lori was practically walking on the ice having the difficulty of getting the hang of just gliding making you laugh a bit when Brett laughed at his sister’s actions.

“Don’t walk, Lori. Skate.” Brett chuckled, holding to her hand as she used the other to balance her self when she finally learned the trick of balancing.

“She’s getting the hang of it.” You commented, watching the way that Lori was finally over the annoyance of not being able to skate properly and being replaced with a smile of enjoyment.

“Yeah, she is.” Brett agreed.

Holding your hand, he pulled you closer for a kiss. And the next thing you heard made you almost stop in your tracks, thankful that it was Brett holding Lori at that moment because if you were the one holding her, you might’ve already let her go and let her fall on her butt.

“What?” you asked, not really sure that you heard it right.

“I love you, Y/N.” The smile he had almost fading away he saw your reaction. “You don’t have to say it, I just wanted to let you kn-“

“I love you too.” You didn’t know what made you blurt it out but you were glad to, seeing the smile on your boyfriend’s face grow wider.

Closing the gap between the two of you, Brett met you half way but before your lips could even touch, you heard an ‘ew’ from below. Turning your attention to that voice, you saw Lori covering her eyes with her hands and her nose scrunched up.

Laughing, you kissed her head before Brett put his hands over her hands covering her eyes and kissed you.

anonymous asked:

Hi there, you've not done any balancing tricks for awhile, it's an impressive talent you have, would you hit us up with a few please?

I understand that a good number of you are here for the balancing thing, but i don’t have the time to devote to something like that anymore.

kengoa  asked:

Goa comes up to Blakk but for once is nice to him.

Blakk watches him doubtfully, muscles tense under the hot summer sun and more than ready to kick sand in his face and deck him before Goa could lay a hand on him.  

But Goa’s greeting was oddly cordial, placing Blakk off-balance.  Was it a trick?  Did someone else put him up to it?  Warily, he glanced around, but was forced to respond in kind, albeit stiffly, for lack of any other indication of Goa’s motives.

When Goa turned awkwardly to leave, Blakk was relieved.  Not that he didn’t appreciate Goa actually being nice for once, but it was strange, and he had no idea what to make of it.

Still, an encounter with the other agent that didn’t involve Blakk slammed into the wall or nursing a bruised face did have an odd way of brightening the day.

Maybe it was just the beach and the sun.

anonymous asked:

Beca and Chloe's Aca love child AU prompt: 15 year old Emily comes home early from her first job at McDonald's and find her moms doing the nasty. Chloe and Beca are left to an awkward conversation at dinner

“We can’t just not address it, Beca,” Chloe said from the bathroom, leaning out the doorway to where Beca was still lying in bed. She hadn’t moved in thirty minutes, since the door opened and three people let out three separate shouts of exclamations that resulted in Beca’s paralysis under the sheets and music blaring from Emily’s room across the hall. 

“I don’t see why not,” Beca grumbled, “She’s got some of my genes, Chlo, which means she’s a master of repression. I say we all just collectively forget that anything happened, and go on our merry way with zero acknowledgement of the situation at all whatsoever.” 

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