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Architecture studio dreams up bizarre U-shaped NYC skyscraper

  • Empire State, Chrysler… Big Bend?
  • The architecture studio Oiio recently released a proposal for a strange U-shaped New York City skyscraper it says would be the longest building in the world.
  • The “Big Bend,” which would be 4,000 feet long, “can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan,” Oiio says on its website.  Read more (3/23/17)

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anonymous asked:

Usually I'm pretty chill about these things, but for the love of god, why hasn't there been any news regarding a renewal/cancellation of the show. At this point I don't even care what it's gonna be, I just wanna know something. Do you happen to know why FOX is taking so much time ?

Same. We are all anxiously waiting on the big news. Maybe FOX is waiting for the network’s crop of comedy pilots to come in, or they are trying to work out the schedule around Zooey’ pregnancy. But nothing’s changed my mind, I still think we’ll get a S7.

Big news all: I am moving!

I’ve been debating whether or not to share this, because I’m gonna get a lot of guff over this but I’ve been thinking about this for a while

I am not happy where I am here; I came to Tumblr with the intentions that I would just do my art and stay out of drama, but my experiences here it was totally not like that at all. I learnt so many things and most of them was social skills (which has helped a lot actually since in real life I am a quiet bumblebee that never really speaks) and it has helped me be more open as a person

Along with the good vibes, i have learnt a lot of things from past mistakes - be it my own or from people I was close to - and I really want to start again here and go back to my original purpose as a blog. I came here - as mentioned above - to draw, find reference for art, look at art, comment on art and tell the artist that it’s super rad, reblog the art and be a good person in the art community

Honestly, I don’t feel that I, in the eyes of many, have lived up to that but truthfully that’s unrealistic expectations for myself. I can’t make friends with everyone, my opinions (while not really worded great sometimes) will clash with others and no matter how nice I try to be, some people will still dislike me for no other reason and really thats alright, I can’t force people to like me and I am ok with that.

Another reason why I’m moving is I have so much history I can’t clear up because my art blog has clashed with my opinion blog so now its this sticky mess of memes, scribbles and gifs

Anyway, I have wondered if I should leak my new username and I decided yes because even if I keep it secret, people that don’t like me will find out anyway through people so my new username is Shrubli 

This will be my art blog and nothing else

I’ll have a few other blogs for reblogging but I want to be professional with my art and have my opinions and other reblogs away from my professional face. It will reduce me stress, anxiety and it’ll be neater in the long run

So I’m not leaving, i’m not giving up or into the people that have challenged myself - I just want to start a fresh and continue what I wanted to be

Thankyou for those who have stuck around here and I hope to see you on Shrub! A lot of you, it has been a real pleasure

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Tagged by @anniemar​ (I’ve not been around much, sorry for late action!)

1/ These Endless Days (Are Finally Ending in a Blaze)

Following the events of Civil War, the Avengers are disbanded, scattered and in hiding - and not coping all that well. The rise of anti-superhuman feeling continues, and it’s not only the Avengers who are feeling the effects. Steve Rogers and team are about to discover a whole other world, and with it comes what might be the biggest threat they’ve ever faced.

Chapter 4 (Conversations with the Dead)

“Are they seriously still talking about the Avengers?”

Buffy rolls her eyes as she wanders into the common room, zipping up her hoodie as she walks, stake stuffed carelessly into the back of her jeans to leave her hands free. She pauses to steal the half-full coffee mug Xander has carelessly left unattended whilst he channel hops.

“Still big news, Buff,” he says without turning to her, knowing even without the use of both eyes what she’s doing.

2/ Back in Black (with @latessitrice)

Bucky’s the mysterious newcomer to Ramsay Street and everyone thinks he’s bad for Darcy. This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Australian soap opera style.

Chapter 19

Wanda’s torn between a severe case of secondhand embarrassment at the stand off between Steve’s girlfriend and the dark-haired girl in Helen’s house, and the flush of gratefulness that the intensely awkward situation appears to have taken all the heat off herself.

She’d make a break for it, back to the little apartment where she can curl up under her duvet and pretend none of this has happened, but unfortunately where Steve’s pretty much stilled into place, he’s still clutching her in his arms.

3/ When We Collide (We Come Together)

Wakanda has been compromised.

Steve Rogers, no longer Captain America and now an internationally wanted criminal, manages with the help of King T'Challa to remove James Buchanan Barnes before things go completely south.

Rogers leaves him with the only person he realistically can. Darcy Lewis.

Barnes, awakened prematurely from cryo-sleep and still missing one arm as well as his sense of humour, is not impressed.

Chapter 9

“What?” He asked, hand still on her waist and barely finishing the word before he was trying to kiss her again. Darcy dodged him and wriggled back, raising a leg until she could place one bare foot against his chest and push him back. Bucky looked down at it, then back up at the girl.

“Why are you doing this?” She asked, serious, but rushed on before he could start to form an answer. “You hate me.”

“I don’t hate you.” Bucky said, rolling his eyes, and she raised an eyebrow in response.

“Severe dislike, then.” Darcy said pointedly. “Dislike with intent.”

4/ You & Me (We Gotta Whole Lotta History)

When Jane is summoned by Tony Stark to work alongside the Avengers, Darcy tags along but after a workplace accident finds herself thrown back and forth against her will through history. In the present timeline, Steve struggles with the Winter Soldier and what may or may not be left of Bucky within the hollow shell that haunts him. In the past, Darcy struggles to reconcile the man she meets across space and time with the assassin that arrives at the tower strapped to a gurney with armed guards afraid to let him out of their sight.

Chapter 15

The door to the lab crashed open.

Jane jumped and dropped her mug, the plastic thermos bouncing as it hit the desk in front of her and sending lukewarm coffee spilling across the desktop, soaking into her notes and dripping steadily onto the floor.

Stood in the doorway with his arms full of an unconscious Darcy, was Bucky Barnes. Jane’s jaw dropped a moment as her brain struggled to catch up with what was in front of her.

“I need… Need help.” The man managed, cradling Darcy in his arms as gently as he was able to do so.

5/ National Treasure (sequel to Justice is Blonde)

“Captain Rogers?”

“Yes?” Steve’s voice was polite but blank as he answered the door to a small group of policemen. The one who had spoken, who had, in fact, still got one arm raised slightly from where he’d knocked at the door, shuffled backward slightly and opened his mouth again.

“We have a warrant for your arrest.”

“You’ve got a what for his what?”

This came not from Steve, whose grip tightened on the doorframe slightly, accompanied by the sound of cracking wood, but from Bucky who had appeared behind him with an incredulous expression.

The cop cleared his throat and glanced briefly at his compatriots, none of whom looked directly at Steve.

“There’s, uh, there’s been an allegation.”

6/ 27 Dresses (wintershock)

“What the hell is that?”

Darcy paused, and looked at the cake she was eating.

“Not that. What you’re wearing.”

She looked down at the dress, and then back up at Barnes, who had appeared, full tac gear on and what she thought might be an AK47 in hand. Darcy swallowed what was left of the cake, brushed her hands carefully over the sink, and turned back to him.

“It’s a dress,” she said, indicating it. “I know you’ve got issues with memory stuff, but I’m pretty sure girls wore dresses back in your day too.”

He shook his head.

“That is not a dress. It’s a monstrosity.”

7/ Love, The Avengers (a Christmas story)

It was the first Christmas after the events of Civil War, and though the gang was technically back together, relations were strained to say the least.

Tony, who waited exactly six months, 14 days, 3 hours and 17 minutes before he called Steve and told him that, whilst he still thought he was an asshole and that Barnes should be locked up, he nevertheless considered Steve his asshole and he’d be damned if they’d be having Christmas at the compound without him.

Steve told him that wasn’t what he meant by the letter, and hung up.


Aaaand probably a whole host of other things as well.

Tagging anyone who’d like to take part !

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Big Sean raised $100,000 for the Flint water crisis because the fight is far from over

  • Though Big Sean is living out in Los Angeles these days, it’s clear he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. 
  • The rapper revealed that through his Sean Anderson Foundation, he has raised about $100,000 for the people of Flint, Michigan.
  • In spite of the fact that the Republican-controlled House shuttered their investigation in December, Sean feels there’s far more work to be done in restoring this community to full health.
  • “I just know it’s not even close to being over,” Sean told Daily Show host Trevor Noah. "In that situation, I feel like, it wasn’t a natural disaster. It’s something that should’ve been prevented and could’ve been prevented. So it’s just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning.“ Read more

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Fandom Fic Rec Days

The Fandom Fic Rec Days are back!

It is easy to make people look at art; all you need is a reblog. But when it comes to make people want to read fanfiction, it can get just a little more tricky.

To give writers more recognition, and to celebrate their stories, we’ve decided to organize the Fic Rec Days.

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

How? In any way you want!

  • Create a post saying why people should read the fic!
  • Draw some fanart!
  • Create graphics/aesthetics!
  • Make a fic rec list!
  • Make a mix!
  • And so on.

Anything, really; there’s no way of rec’ing worth less than another.

This way, you will:

  1. Promote writers’ fics, and maybe get them new readers.
  2. Make their day, they will be super happy!
  3. Maybe encourage them to write more (win-win!)

Any rules/extra information?

  • Tag your posts with #ficrecdays
  • Tag your fandom/ship.
  • You can always queue if you’re not available!
  • Readers, please consider leaving a comment on the fics you liked!

Above all else, have fun, make people happy (writers and new readers alike!)

Reblog to spread the word, and see you then! :D

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Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access
The Sami parliament, representing indigenous people also known as Lapps, has convinced Norway’s second largest pension fund to ditch the oil pipeline project

In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund to withdraw its money from companies linked to a controversial oil project backed by Donald Trump.

The project to build the 1,900km Dakota Access oil pipeline across six US states has prompted massive protests from Native American activists at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

This week, after lobbying by the Sami parliament, Norway’s local authority pension fund KLP announced it would sell of shares worth $58m in companies building the pipeline.

Vibeke Larsen, president of the Sami parliament, said the pension fund announced the move when she arrived at a meeting in Oslo to discuss Dakota Access.

“We feel a strong solidarity with other indigenous people in other parts of the world, so we are doing our part in Norway by putting pressure on the pension funds,” she told the Guardian.

The Sami – sometimes called Lapps in English – are an indigenous people living in the Arctic area of Sápmi in the far north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia’s Kola peninsula.

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I never thought I’d get to see club penguin’s iceberg tip but here we are, probably 10 years since I stopped believing it was possible, and dreams have come true. (Excuse the sniff in the middle - I was holding back tears)

It’s brilliant actually. The mainstream media tries to do their job; calling out lies, illustrating potential conflicts of interest, and exposing the past of his nominees. But he declares it “fake news,” even while demanding the press do their job. Regrettably, the ignorant and The Deplorables blindly accept – even rabidly parrot – this.

The only official news has become that spouted by Big Brother. The only truth is the “truth” from Big Brother. He threatens that contradiction will be punished. “Alternative facts” quickly become the norm. We are to pay no attention to what was said last week; the “truth” is what they say now. It is true, and has always been true.

Joseph Goebbels would be proud, and George Orwell would be impressed.

- The Mad Sonneteer