Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlaying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo. While the congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict…..
-he actually knows jackshit about chess but he’s friends with the founders, Joshua and Minghao.
-it’s his place to unwind after school, especially since he convinces Joshua to loosen up and play some SHINee for god’s sake
-always ends up dancing and tutting across the room
-and knocking over chess pieces that are out of the game
-everyone gets pissed at him but Joshua can’t kick him out because he’s the very first member, and he owes the club’s creation to him because the club has to have at least one member to be established. It’d be wrong to get rid of him even after getting a ton of new members.
-which don’t include Chan and Seokmin, no matter how much Hoshi begs for them to join (they’re glued to the soccer team)
-Hoshi joined originally because he thought chess was just a fancy version of battleships.
-he finds out the truth when he refuses to believe that it’s a game of strategy and Jihoon the librarian monitor shoves a chess instruction manual into his bag one day and snarls “SEE FOR YOURSELF YOU MISCREANT”
-Hoshi’s disappointed at first but he keeps going to the meetings because hey it’s an extracurricular, gotta pad those college resumes amirite
-plus there’s this girl who’s destroying everyone and it’s really funny to watch their master player Jeonghan’s face fall
-(not to mention she’s really cute)
-Joshua notices how quiet Hoshi gets whenever he’s near you and he picks up quickly
-”hey Hosh, why don’t you play with her today?”
-splat on the floor
-”…is he still alive”
-Hoshi sputtering excuses why he can’t play with you (what kind of wording is that aNYWAY?!?!?) cuz you’re too good for him and also there’s absolutely no way you’d want to play with him and also also ALSO SHE’S WEARING REALLY NICE SHOES HEY LOOK A BEE GOTTA GO HYUNG!!!!!!!!!!
-they practically drag him in front of you
-and his heart is beating and he’s dying inside at how kind you are and he wants to crumble in your hands and he must prove his worthiness to you by beating you at chess–
-he’s staring at the board bc what?!?!? the game???is over???? ALREADY???!? when did…when did he even move anything…
-and you’re laughing but before he gets annoyed you pull on his hands to stand up and tease him since he was so distracted that he didn’t realize you were moving his pieces for him and basically playing against yourself
-welp, time to fall into a hole
-completely forgets about how flustered he was earlier with your beauty and intelligence, now he’s pouting in a corner cuz you didn’t play fair
-he really is a child smh
-but you feel sorta bad for not taking his game srsly, so you ask Minghao to play Hoshi’s favorite song,
-Minghao sees what’s happening ;)))))
-so he absolutely trolls you both and plays “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas, but miraculously Hoshi gets up anyway and starts jamming along to it
-his movements are fluid and yet powerful and whoa. why is he making eye contact with you??!?!?
-”payback” he mutters as you redden
-when the song’s done, he’s somehow really close to you and all of a sudden, you two realize that and you’re both blushing hard
-Joshua swoops in for the kill, thumb pointed out the door : ”couples for christ is that-a-way”
-the next chess meeting, you and Hoshi are holding hands while Minghao and Joshua and the others are making kissy noises and teasing you two, but it doesn’t faze either of you
-Hoshi still doesn’t know how to play chess, but somehow he was able to capture his queen
Teaching some Tekki concepts and bunkai last night. Tekki kata are an awesome and unique set of kata due to their lateral only movement. They show us close range combat techniques and how to quickly get off the opponents power line using lateral movement. Trapping and limb manipulation are other key components.
These kata are vastly important but arguably the most misunderstood. The biggest misconception of course is that the kata were designed to fight in a narrow space such as a hallway or alley. Other funny design theories I’ve heard over the years are: a fight against a wall, in a battleship/submarine, in secret passages in castles, and on a horse, LOL. #rochester #rochesterny #karate #selfdefense #shotokan #workout #fitness #motivation #dedication (at Matsunami Karate)
Two of the three major leaders of what would become the Rebellion–Bail Organa and Padme Amidala, specifically–had a tendency to run into trouble and get into all sorts of front-line misadventures during The Clone Wars. They didn’t sit on Coruscant and constantly yell at the Senate, they got themselves captured by battleships, or smuggled supplies behind enemy lines, or occasionally seduced treacherous senators in order to obtain secret information.
So I have to wonder what the third member, Mon Mothma, was getting up to this whole time.
Was she the only sane one, staying behind on Coruscant and taking care of all the legalities and formalities and cleaning up the messes that came from the Naboo senator stealing a bike or destroying her third consular ship or making sure that Bail actually GOT the ships he wanted?
Did she sometimes come back to her chambers with her robes tattered and a blaster hole on her shoulder and someone else’s blood beneath her nails, but also carrying evidence that would lead the Republic to find a secret Separatist superweapon?
Or did she keep puzzling about how Bail and Padme never quite managed their security teams properly, because she snuck in and out of planets by following The Plan, and didn’t deviate because “something came up” or “I couldn’t change his mind” or “I would have made the rendezvous but Anakin decided that we needed to blow up the whole fortress first”?
I don’t know which of the above is the truth, but it’s probably one of them.
Oh anon! I read lots of Arrow fanfic! Olicity fanfic to be specific! I don’t know if their AO3 usernames are the same for their tumblr usernames so i’m just gonna list my faves and their AO3 name! I would link them but i’m on ipad so I can’t but you can find them all on ArchiveOfOurOwn! There will be quite a few because I can’t just choose one! I have a lot of faves that I can read and read again and still squeal.
My #1 fave fic ever would have to be His Girl Wednesday by BlueBayou but The Phoenix by Supersillyanddorky06 comes pretty close to tying with that one.
My top fave multi chapter fics are: (MY #1 FAVE!) His Girl Wednesday by BlueBayou (MY #2 FAVE!) The Phoenix & The Phoenix Rises by Supersillyanddorky06 (MY #3 FAVE!) The Firebird by Supersillyanddorky06 Love Like Battleships by CallistaWolf Let You Heart Be The Light by CallistaWolf Can’t Escape This Now by CallistaWolf Times Like These by Anthfan The Way Back Home by Jules_Ink The Crow by Poisonangelmuse and TheAlternativeSource A Study In Smoak by Corinnemaree Little Talks by December_Daughter The Reluctant Queen by December_Daughter
My top fave one shots/missing scene fics are: Snowed In by Chasethewind Intermission by Lademonessa The Heart Of The Matter by Storyteller0311 Stay With Me by Hope27 Reaching For You by Hope27 Close Your Eyes by Olicityibelieve Always by Cheeruplovely
British 5th Battle Squadron at sea: ‘Queen Elizabeth’ Battleships HMS Barham Valiant Malaya and Warspite. The Squadron fought at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916 in Admiral Beatty’s Battle Cruiser Fleet suffering significant damage to Warspite and Malaya http://wrhstol.com/2bzgQjO
Frank Ocean has shared his favorite films, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Wong Kar-wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, and more:
Un Chien Andalou Blue Velvet Barry Lyndon Battleship Potemkin Eraserhead Chungking Express Raging Bull The Conformist Bicycle Thieves Taxi Driver A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets Gods of the Plague Persona Mulholland Dr. Happy Together Fallen Angels Apocalypse Now The Last Laugh Pi Full Metal Jacket No Country For Old Men Wild at Heart Memento Metropolis Rushmore The Royal Tenenbaums Miller’s Crossing The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie Blood Simple Rashomon Orpheus L.A. Confidential Reservoir Dogs Eastern Promise 2001: A Space Odyssey