blast from the past and present

The Labyrinth Chapter 1

Originally posted by baebsaes

Genre: Gang AU/ High School AU

Pairing: Reader/Jimin || ft. all the members

Length: 2.0k

Summary: Looking back on your past, your life has never been anything out of the ordinary. Although your parents had left you on one mysterious night, leaving you little to no explanations, you live out the rest of your years residing in a new town under the custody of your aunt. That is, until you return to your hometown to investigate your parents’ whereabouts. It is this fateful decision that leads you to find a boy collapsed on your front porch one night, wounds gaping and life fading, as your entire life is spun out of control. Somehow being dragged into a life of crimes in the underground business of his, you discover the twisted secrets hidden behind the world you thought you had known all along.

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“That night you dreamt of entering a labyrinth, a never ending maze that seemed to have no exits. No matter how much you turned and climbed, there was no way out, but within the distance was another person who sought your help. Together, you walked through the maze, guiding each other to a hopefully brighter place.”

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Masterlist

I TRUST YOU (Reader x Bucky)

Summary:
You are a normal girl from New York but your world and future changed as you met a very special man, but what about your past? Is your past still buried or will it influence your present and future?

Part One 

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Part Eleven

Part Twelve

Part Thirteen

Part Fourteen

Part Fifteen

Part Sixteen

Part Seventeen

Part Eighteen

Part Nineteen - The End


BLACK TEARS (Reader x Bucky)

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

A BLAST FROM THE PAST (on-going)

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

Pt. 3

Pt. 4

Pt. 5

Pt. 6

Pt. 7

Pt. 8

Pt. 9

Pt. 10

Pt. 11

Pt. 12

Pt. 13

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Pt. 16

Pt. 17

Pt. 18

Pt. 19

Pt. 20

Pt. 21

Pt. 22

Pt. 23

Pt. 24

GHOSTWRITER (Reader x Winter Soldier)

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

Pt. 3

PREVIOUSLY ON SUPERNATURAL…

A/N: Several one-shots about the history and adventures of Sam and Dean Winchester and the reader of the Crossover series. But you don’t have to read the crossover for this stories

The beginning

A rough start

Wendigo, or: How Dean was wrong

Daydream

Karaoke Night


SUPERNATURAL/ AVENGERS CROSSOVER (on-going)

Summary:
You are a huntress and work with the Winchester brothers Dean and Sam for some years. But after a terrible hunt you decided you need a break of your previous life. You still want to help people and you joined the Avengers. But will it work? And can you ignore your real life?

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ONE-SHOTS

Full Moon  (Reader x Bucky)

Touchdown (Reader x Dean Winchester)

Watching over me (Reader x Dean Winchester)

Eggnog (Reader x Dean Winchester)

Nutcracker (Reader x Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester)

Lullaby for a soldier (Arms of the angel) (Reader x Bucky)

Freezing Princess (Reader x Dean Winchester)

You’re hot when you’re cold (Reader x Bucky and others)

What would Yoda say? (Reader x Dean Winchester)

Death (Reader x Dean Winchester)

8 days ‘til valentine’s day… (Bucky x Reader)

I will always love you (½) (Bucky x Reader)

I will always love you (2/2) (Bucky x Reader)

All night long (Bucky x Reader) (smut)

Always (Bucky x Reader) (smut)

Don’t call me baby face! (Bucky x Reader) (smut)

Vodka (Bucky x Reader) (smut)

The voice inside your head (Bucky x Reader) (fluff)

By your side (Bucky x male reader) (fluff)

The girl with the sparkling blue chucks (Bucky x Reader) (fluff)

Just cuddling (Bucky x Reader) (fluff)

Blind Date (Dean Winchester x Reader) (fluff)

I have you back (Bucky x Reader) (fluff)

I have you back pt. 2 (Bucky x Reader)

I have you back pt. 3 (Bucky x Reader)

Ice Cream (Dean x Reader)

Let me love you (Bucky x Reader) (fluff)

“Loki no!”, “Loki yes!” (Loki x Reader)

LUCIFER

Blind Spot (Reader x Chloe Decker x Lucifer Morningstar)

A STRANGE THING BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (on-going)

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Voltrans boy week May 24-30

Due to popular vote Trans boy week comes first
Like before each day has 2 prompts to choose from, You are in no way obligated to do these all if you want to participate! feel free to pick and choose what does you do! feel free to join in late or even early it wont be a problem! (im not missing out on the opportunity to use Voltrans this time ;3 )

Prompts:

May 24:Presentation/ Colors
May 25:Formal/ casual
May 26:Adventure/Heroes
May 27:Sun/Moon
May 28:Free day
May 29:Nap time/ Astral
May 30:Blast to the past/ A look to the future

If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to send me a message and ill do my best the answer or accommodate you!
(for example you are uncomfortable with both prompts on a day I’ll happily provide a 3rd alternative prompt or if this is the case feel free to take it as a second free day!)

Rules and FAQ under the read more ;)

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100+ followers, aaa!! i want to say a quick THANK YOU to everybody who stuck with me && SUPPORTED me, i really didn’t expect y’all to continue following me up to now and it really means a lot! i’ll mainly be writing about people who i’ve had some level of interaction with, but that DOES NOT MEAN i do not appreciate you && your blog! and now, without further ado and in no specific order:

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multiplestrongminds  asked:

Hi Jake, been better, but doing okay. How're you guys? Just finished and need to tidy up our last essay, then it's preparation for our dissertation presentation. Nearly finished here, be graduating in July, so yeah, been busy. Howe all's well.

Wow dude! That’s come around so quick! :D I remember when you guys first started out there! That’s such a blast from the past! Best of luck with your dissertation! ^_^
I’m feeling a little on the up right now! Though I probably shouldn’t be, coz I needed to settle down for the night a couple of hours ago :L aha

lokis-mayhem  asked:

Hey boo, a nasty blast-from-the-past (of the ex-husband variety) decided to make an appearance in my life again and I'm running out of cope to deal with it. Can I get some Kozik-love when you have the time? <3

I’m sorry you had a case of the ex (queue early 00′s Mya track). Here’s some Kozik for you boo <3 <3 <3 

Hey baby. I left a present for you on the kitchen table. I hope you like it. I made sure that the florist included your favourite flower in the mix. I know it’s not much but I just wanted to remind you that you’re mine. My old lady. If you have some time before work, stop by the clubhouse and we’ll get lunch. I know you’re working the late shift tonight so sleep in as long as you can and call me when you wake up. If we can’t do lunch, then I’ll see you in the morning. Don’t let the bossman bother you too much tonight. Love you baby, Kozik. 

Te Amo

When tensions over Jack’s status spill over into violence, he has to fight to prove that he’s more than an Omega and that he’s not about to bow down to them just because they’re alphas. Sequel to ‘Mi Corazon’

Disclaimer: As always Overwatch and its beautiful characters don’t belong to me, I’m just borrowing them.

Inspired by @infinite-atmosphere‘s ABO comic HERE and HERE

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anonymous asked:

Hey kris! New anon here, Can we have some RaB era j and t where they're opening Christmas presents from each other and it's all fluffy and cute? Thank ya💖

hllo and welcome !!

they’re at a show in cincinnati on christmas eve, away from their families. all the performing artists that night wore santa hats on stage and it was fun and amazing and tyler had a blast.

but he’s still missing his parents and zack and madison and jay. he had called them earlier in the day, but they’re all asleep now, well past midnight as tyler steps out of the venue, still sweaty from their set.

somewhere, a few blocks away, someone is drunkenly singing christmas carols.

the wind whips around him, turning his sweat to a frigid chill around his torso. he pulls his jacket tighter around him and starts for the van, walking fast in the freezing cold.

“tyler!” someone calls him back, a voice tyler would know anywhere. he turns to find josh, exiting from the venue, the door slamming shut behind him. he’s not wearing a jacket. “hey, i’ve been looking for you.”

tyler jogs back to join him, sneakers crunching on the gravel of the parking lot. “josh, what the hell? you’ll get sick not wearing a coat.”

josh only shrugs, and when he does the overhead lights catch something shiny clutched in the palm of his hand. “i just wanted to give you something really quick.” he holds the ‘something’ out, and it’s a christmas present, wrapped in shiny silver wrapping paper with a bright red bow taped on top. he says, unnecessarily, “it’s a christmas present. for you.”

flushing and trying to hide it in the collar of his jacket, tyler takes the box, which is somewhat heavy for its size. “jeez, thanks. i…” he looks at josh, starting to shiver in the cold, and steps close to him. “i kinda got you something too, of course. but…to get it, you have to do something first.”

“and what is that?”

“put a jacket on,” tyler orders, shivering himself. “it’s back in the van so it’s kind of a walk. and also. kiss me.”

“i can do one of those things now.”

josh takes him by both cheeks, palms cupped warmly around his blushing skin, and kisses him. it’s freezing cold in the parking lot, their breath misting between them, but so warm right here in the middle, where tyler presses himself to josh, swipes a hand down josh’s goosebumped arm.

just as it starts to snow.

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Evidence of Martian life could be hard to find in some meteorite blast sites

Scientists in their preliminary findings suggest signs of life from under Mars’ surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts.

Scientists analysing samples from Mars’ surface have so far not conclusively detected organic compounds that are indigenous to Mars, which would be indicators of past or present life. The inconclusive results mean that researchers are now suggesting that a good place to find these organic compounds would be deep underground - from rocks that have been blasted to the surface by meteor impacts. This is because such rocks have been sheltered from the Sun’s harmful radiation and from chemical processes on the surface that would degrade organic remains.

Now, a team of scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh has replicated meteorite blasts in the lab. The aim of the study was to see if organic compounds encased in rock could survive the extreme conditions associated with them being blasted to the surface of Mars by meteorites. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, suggests that rocks excavated through meteorite impacts may incorrectly suggest a lifeless early Mars, even if indicators of life were originally present.

In the study the team replicated blast impacts of meteorites of around 10 metres in size. The researchers found that the types of organic compounds found in microbial and algal life - long chain hydrocarbon-dominated matter- were destroyed by the pressures of impact. However, the types of organic compounds found in plant matter - dominated by aromatic hydrocarbons - underwent some chemical changes, but remained relatively resistant to impact pressures. Meteorites often contain organic matter not created by life, which have some similarities in their organic chemistry to land plants. The team infer that they also should also be resistant to blast impacts.

Their study could help future missions to Mars determine the best locations and types of blast excavated rocks to examine to find signs of life. For example, it may be that meteorite impacts of a certain size may not destroy organic compounds or scientists may need to concentrate on rocks excavated from a certain depth.

Professor Mark Sephton, co-author of the research from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, said: “We’ve literally only scratched the surface of Mars in our search for life, but so far the results have been inconclusive. Rocks excavated through meteorite impacts provide scientists with another unique opportunity to explore for signs of life, without having to resort to complicated drilling missions. Our study is showing us is that we may need to be nuanced in our approach to the rocks we choose to analyse.”
Dr Wren Montgomery, co-author of the study from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, added: “The study is helping us to see that when organic matter is observed on Mars, no matter where, it must be considered whether the sample could have been affected by the pressures associated with blast impacts. We still need to do more work to understand what factors may play an important role in protecting organic compounds from these blast impacts. However, we think some of the factors may include the depths at which the rock records are buried and the angles at which meteorites hit the Martian surface.”

Previous in situ analyses of the Martian terrain have found inconclusive evidence for the existence organic compounds - so far only finding chlorinated organic matter. The issue for scientists has been that it is not easy to look at simple chlorine-containing organic molecules and determine the origin of the organic compound components.

NASA’s Viking landers in 1976 detected chlorine-containing organic compounds, but they were thought to be chemical left-overs from cleaning procedures of Viking’s equipment before it left Earth. Later, the Phoenix Mission in 2008 discovered chlorine-containing minerals on the Martian surface, but no organic compounds. In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory Mission detected chlorinated organic matter, but they thought that the analysis process, which involved heating chlorine containing minerals and carbonaceous material together, was producing chlorine-containing organic compounds. Working out whether the source of the carbon found on Mars was carried once again from Earth or was indigenous to Mars remains frustratingly difficult for scientists.

The team carried out their research by subjecting the different types of organic matter to extreme pressure and temperature in a piston cylinder device. They then did a chemical analysis using pyrolysis-gas chromatography mass spectrometry.

The next steps will see the team investigating a broader range of pressures and temperatures, which would help them understand the likely effects of a greater range of meteorite impacts. This would enable them to identify the specific conditions under which organic material may escape the destructive effects of blasts - even when excavated from deep underground by violent events. This could help future Mars missions further refine the types and locations of rocks that they can analyse for signs of past or present life.

Blast to the Past: The Replay Choice (and why people replay games)

See normally I talk about design choices from old RPGs vs. New RPGS and talk about what is different and what could be done with different choices.  But this is a choice I just hate, and while it was present in old RPG and I hated it then, it has gotten worse.  This is what I call the “Replay Choice” a major choice in the game that exists primarily for the sake of replay value rather than anything intrinsic to the game.  

Now understand, I don’t mean choice themselves, obviously one of the points of the RPG is to make choices, and if everybody’s play experience was the same that would kind of kill the entire point.  But I am talking about choices that exist for the sake of there being replay value, and no other reason, and you can usually tell what they are because the game will spend a great deal of time reminding you of what the other option could have been.  Lets do a side by side comparison within Dragon Age Inquisition 

So you get this optional quest to help your companion cole, and you can either made him become fully human or fully spirit rather than sort of stuck in-between.  The nature of his character and the quest necessitates one choice or another.  Cole’s character necessitates he grows in one of two ways, that is his pivotal character arc. 

  By contrast, there is a choice in Inquisition where you can go help out a bunch of templars or help out a bunch of mages, and doing one quest automatically cancels out the other.  And this isn’t like a “The Templars want you to wipe out the mages’ so obviously only one can survive, no the content of both quests could be done.  There is an arbitrary time limit put on which quest you do, so the Inquisitor literally can’t do both quests.  What makes this an arbitrary choice put in for replay value is that no other quests work this way, if people are in vital danger in the hinterlands and you fuck off to  pick elfroot for 4 hours, they won’t care.  Like most RPGS, time is compressed over the course of the game so that it only moves in response to quests, except in this specific instance.  And it doesn’t really add anything to the total game experience, it would have been extremely easy to have Templar and Mages hanging out in your keep, in fact keeping them at bay might actually fit into the duties of you know…an inquisitor who has gained so much responsibility over people.  The choice exists so that when you replay the game, you have different content, and it it makes the first playthrough less enjoyable. 

    As a rule, there are four good ways to get replay value

    Firstly, significantly different play experience.  In Dark Souls or Baldur’s Gate, the mechanical distinction in the game means that each play through mechanical significance.  So in DA:I that would be the three classes or the various specializations.   Dark Souls is fantastic at this because every play through will be very mechanically distinct.  


     Secondly, Alternative character development, this is the realm of romances or special personal quests, things that are tied very closely to your character or your companions. These can sometimes be done in a way that is just “Replay value Choices” but most of the time these are fine as they are.  Romance is the best way to achieve this, but DA:II friendship/rivalry would count, Baldur’s Gate II’s Strongholds, and PLanescape Torment Endings are all examples of this type of replay value, woven into the game rather than a single big choice

   Third, there are little extra content.  Let me use a non RPG example, in Tales of Monkey island there are a lot of dialog options that are mutually exclusive, nothing majorly important just little jokes and interactions that make a replaying the game worth it.  Little things like that that come up throughout the game matter much more than “Giant consequences” for most players.  The Party held in the Witcher 1 is a great example of this, how the party shapes up will be different for each player.  Likewise, it is almost impossible to get all the banters in a single play through of Dragon Age, and Squad comments in Mass Effect give a little bit of variance that makes all the difference. Or simply the vast changing world in most Elder Scrolls Games.   Extra collectibles also get this end, or achievements.

   Fourth…make totally separate playing experiences.  I’ve only really seen this done completely in the Witcher II but stuff which are tied into the story also work.  Fallout New Vegas is a fantastic example of this type of play

   Finally just…make a good game.  If the game is good, people will replay it.

     Some list of arbitrary choices for their own sake 

The Crucible Knights vs. The Dozens conflict in Pillars of Etenrity(actually Pillars has a problem where every quest basically ends in a pointless choice for its own sake.  Could have very easily just had a few bonus items for unlocking all the items 

   Dragon Age Origins is rift with these, the Dwarven Monarchy quest is the worse one by far.

   Mass Effect is littered with too many of these to count, but the entire existence of Kaiden/Ashley is one of the worse of these 

   The fucking Shadow Thieves vs. Vampire quest in Baldur’s Gate II 

   Dragon Age II actually ends on one of these, which is part of the reason why that ending is so terrible.  

   Neverwinter Knights II has a terrible version of this with the Thieves Guild

   Knights of the Old Republic does it twice 

   A lot of Binary Morality systems edge towards this 

You can usually recognize by these signs

1) Mutually exclusive options that don’t need to be.  Often thimes there is a perfectly logical third option which is just ignored.  

2) Weirdly similarly designed options, taking one or the other will produce almost an equal amount of content, and sometimes overlapping things will occur.  You will get remarkably similar loot from each choice, almost like they didn’t want one to be objectively mechanically better.  

3) Tendency to reskin situations, encounter one group of Dwarven Zealots in one play through of Origins?  You run into the exact same number but with different names in the second.  

4) Remarkable lack of player choice in the whole situation 

5) Constant references to how big of a deal this choice is and how things could be different if you went the other way.  

6) The choice has remarkably little follow up, Mornith/Samara is an excellent example of this 

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First Christmas

I smile as I feel a pair of lips follow a trail up my skin, but keep my eyes closed, trying to hold on to the last few moments of sleep.

“I know you’re awake…” Joe mumbles, his lips moving against my skin.

“Shh, no I’m not.”

His laughter vibrates against me, and I let out a small giggle as I slowly open my eyes, looking down at him.

“Good morning.”

“Morning, love.” He smiles up at me, resting his chin on my stomach. I lift a hand to run my fingers through his hair, and he leans into the touch, eyes fluttering close.

“How long have you been awake?”

“Not long.” Joe’s morning voice is rough sounding, but I secretly love it. “I wanted to let you sleep a little longer though.”

“How did I get such an amazing husband?”

“You’ve trained me well.”

“Damn right!” He reopens his eyes, and they twinkle with amusement as he crawls up the bed, dropping a kiss on my lips.

“Time to get up though, because Santa came last night.” I watch as Joe rolls off the bed, practically bouncing out of our shared bedroom.

“You are such a child!” I call out after him, slipping out of bed at a much more normal pace, picking up my robe as I follow him.

“You love it, Mrs. Sugg.” He winks at me as I walk into the living room where our tree is set up, a few presents under the tree. I shake my head at his words, he loves to call me that ever since we got married a few months ago. But I never got tired of hearing it.

“Are we doing presents first, or breakfast?” I ask him.

“Hmm..” Joe looks between me and the tree, before sinking to the ground. “Presents.”

“Such a child…” I mumble under my breath again, but I happily take a seat beside him.


The rest of the morning is relaxed compared to past Christmas’s. We take our time opening the few presents we got each other, before we end up simply laying on the floor together, going over memories of the holiday from growing up.

He tells me stories from his childhood with Zoe, and I relay stories of the one aunt who always got drunk at dinner.

Eventually, we make our way into the kitchen, where we dance around each other while making breakfast, Christmas music blasting out of the radio. We sing along, Joe making me laugh by doing impressions to different songs.

And after we finish eating, we both crawl back into bed, looking at the snow as it falls outside, granting us a white Christmas.

In a few hours, we’ll head out and make our way over to Zoe’s, where we’ll have dinner with her and Alfie and other members of the Sugg family.

But for now, it’s just the two of us, curled up together in bed.

“I think that was a pretty successful first Christmas as a married couple.” I say softly, running my fingers up and down along his skin.

“Probably the calmest one I’ve ever had.”

“We can still make it hectic if you want.” I feel his chest rumble slightly as he chuckles, and his grip around my waist tightens for a moment.

“No, I like calm. It was nice.”

We fall silent again, and I listen to his heartbeat, smiling to myself.

“I know it’s been what, four months,” Joe starts, “But I still cannot believe we’re married. Like, someone else has the last name Sugg.”

I lift my head to rest my chin on his chest, gazing up at him.

“Pretty amazing, isn’t it?”

“You’re pretty amazing.” He mumbles, his fingers brushing through my hair.

“And you are very cheesy.”

“Only because it’s Christmas.” He winks, and I laugh.

“As if, you are cheesy all the time. Isn’t that why I married you, to get the cheesiness every day?”

“Forever and always, Y/N.”

I smile at those words, the final words from his vows. I’ll never forget that moment.

“Merry Christmas, Mr. Sugg.”

“Merry Christmas Mrs. Sugg.”

Two cosmic structures show evidence for a remarkable change in behavior of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers are piecing together clues from a cosmic “blob” and a gas bubble that could be a new way to probe the past activity of a giant black hole and its effect on its host galaxy.

The Green Blob, a renowned cosmic structure also called “Hanny’s Voorwerp” (which means “Hanny’s object” in Dutch), is located about 650 million light years from Earth. This object was discovered in 2007 by Hanny van Arkel, at the time a school teacher, as part of the citizen science project called Galaxy Zoo.

Astronomers think that a blast of ultraviolet and X-radiation produced by a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy IC 2497 (only 200,000 light years away) excited the oxygen atoms in a gas cloud, giving the Green Blob its emerald glow. At present the black hole is growing slowly and not producing nearly enough radiation to cause such a glow.

However, the distance of the Green Blob from IC 2497 is large enough that we may be observing a delayed response, or an echo of past activity, from a rapidly growing black hole. Such a black hole would produce copious amounts of radiation from infalling material, categorizing it as a “quasar.”

If the black hole was growing at a much higher rate in the past and then slowed down dramatically in the past 200,000 years, the glow of the Green Blob could be consistent with the present low activity of the black hole. In this scenario, the blob would become much dimmer in the distant future, as reduced ultraviolet and X-radiation levels from the faded quasar finally reach the cloud.

In this new composite image of IC 2497 (top object) and the Green Blob (bottom), X-rays from Chandra are purple and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope are red, green, and blue.

New observations with Chandra show that the black hole is still producing large amounts of energy even though it is no longer generating intense radiation as a quasar. The evidence for this change in the black hole’s activity comes from hot gas in the center of IC 2497 detected in a long exposure by Chandra. The center of the X-ray emission shows cooler gas, which astronomers interpret as a large bubble in the gas.

Astronomers suspect this bubble may have been created when a pair of jets from the black hole blew away the hot gas. In this scenario, the energy produced by the supermassive black hole has changed from that of a quasar, when energy is radiated in a broad beam, to more concentrated output in the form of collimated jets of particles and consistent with the observed radio emission in this source.

Such changes in behavior from strong radiation to strong outflow are seen in stellar-mass black holes that weigh about ten times that of the Sun, taking place over only a few weeks. The much higher mass of the black hole in IC 2497 results in much slower changes over many thousands of years.

The citizen and professional scientists of the Galaxy Zoo project have continued to hunt for objects like the Green Blob. Many smaller versions of the Green Blob have been found (dubbed “Voorwerpjes” or “little objects” in Dutch.) These latest results from Chandra suggest that fading quasars identified as Voorwerpjes are good places to search for examples of supermassive black holes affecting their surroundings.

Object Names: IC 2497, Hanny's  Voorwerp

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ETH Zurich/L. Sartori et al, Optical: NASA/STScI

Time And Space

crying-abt-fictional-people  asked:

20 OMG PLS !!!!!

“As we huddle together, the storm raging outside” Ereri it is. 

Thank you so much for the prompt, Ellie. I hope you like it. 

(Read on AO3)


Ah-choo!

Levi cringes with worry as he approaches the sneeze that comes from the bed. It is followed by a loud sniff, a second sneeze and a heart-rending cough that seems to have no end to it.

Finally it abates after all, making way to the loud noise of the windows that are rattling fiercely in their frames. On the other side of the glass the grey clouds above gather and thicken as the first turbulency of the season carries them quickly over the darkening sky while the autumn rages over the world outside. The trees are long drained by the past summer. The nearby forest presents itself in its typical October dress of bright red and yellow and orange alongside a lush brown between the dark green of the conifers and every blast from the windstorm sends a few more colourful leaves into the air for their last dance.

It’s Eren’s most favourite time of the year and Levi knows how much he would love to chase the wind outside, wrapped into his soft scarf, his head protected by a cap and his hand in Levi’s. But this would have to wait.

“Baby?” Levi asks carefully, eyeing the pile of numerous blankets that cover Eren from his head to his toes. It must be sweltering like in an oven under there. But at least the heavy shivering seems to have stopped and Levi allows himself a silent sigh of relief. They are over the hump at last.

“Go away!” the voice is muffled and barely audible. “I’m hideous.”

“You know I won’t. And no you’re not.” Levi sits down on the edge of their bed, resting a steaming mug on the nightstand that’s scattered with a dozen of used tissues, more to come. “Come on. Show yourself. It’s only me.”

“No.”

“I brought you your special medicine…” Levi says, hoping it will coax Eren out of his fort.

Another cough merges into a vehement movement, probably a shake of the head.

“Okay, then I’ll drink it myself. Mm, this is good,” he moans teasingly. “So warm and yummy. I wish you could taste it yourself, but apparently it’s all for me.”

This ultimately does the trick. A red nose in a puffy face appears under the layers of blankets, framed by Eren’s brown hair that has lost its natural shine due to the bronchitis the sudden cold snap of the autumn has brought. The usually ruffled crown is sticking unnaturally to his sweaty brow that looks much too pale.

“Hey there, beautiful.”

“You made broth?” Eren croaks hopefully, his voice hoarse and throaty. “For me?”

“I did. Special chicken broth after your Mum’s recipe. I called her yesterday.” Levi confirms and gently brushes Eren’s strands out of his eyes before he feels his forehead. Still too hot. He is about to pull back, but Eren is already leaning into it.

“Your hands are so nicely cold.”

“Mm.” Not minding the dampness he puts his second hand into Eren’s neck and smiles as it coaxes out a pleased sigh. “It’s only because your fever isn’t down yet. Do you need anything else?”

“New lungs,” Eren jokes half-heartedly and jerks away as another cough shakes his whole body. “I want to go leaf diving.”

“Well, you won’t do anything of that sorts until you’re up on your feet again and can enjoy it properly.” Levi says. “Besides. There’s a storm outside, if you haven’t noticed.”

A sniff. “This is not fair.”

“I know, baby.”

Eren is already sipping the broth with glowing cheeks, the aguish eyes lightening up with the first real spark since he has woken up the morning before, looking like a picture of misery. After their visit at the doctor’s Eren had taken his medicine—the real one—and slept through the rest of the day and the following night.

The fluid seems to lift his senses, because suddenly he’s looking up at Levi with widened eyes. “Why aren’t you at work?”

“I took a few days off.”

“But-”

“No ‘but’. You are sick. Now finish that broth so you’re feeling better soon, yes? There’s a whole pot in the kitchen. All yours.”

“Is there a chance there’s any cocoa as well?”

“There might.” Levi smiles as that familiar flutter warms his stomach, just as it has since day one. “With marshmallows and extra cinnamon?”

Eren nods zealously, flinches shortly and continues nodding at a much slower pace, the first trace of a bright beam on his features. “Lots and lots.”

“Sure, baby.”

With a soft squeeze to Eren’s burning underarm Levi stands up, tucks the blankets as tight around the man underneath as they should be and gathers all the tissues of doom on the nightstand to throw them away. He makes a mental note to change the bedsheets later too.

“Levi?”

“Mm?” He turns, only to meet a pair of green eyes that look at him from behind the already nearly empty cup and the open tenderness in them makes Levi’s heart skip a beat. 

“Thank you. I love you.”

He steps closer again and plants a kiss on Eren’s hot forehead. “And up until this day I don’t know why, you bugger. Let’s just make you healthy so you can laugh and run with the wind again. Okay, love?”

“Promise.”

6

Photos from the conference & presentation!!!

Guys, I had an absolute blast these past 2 days at the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s 2015 Summer Institute!  

If you’re wondering, I wore the zebra top for the day of the presentation - I was channeling the FLOTUS hard with that outfit, lol.  

I’m eager to do more presentations on this topic, & expand on several more that I can do within it.  This is not the last you’ve seen of me in advocating for disabled females & sharing our stories.  

I love what I do as a disabled woman, social worker, & advocate.  ~ Vy

P.S.:  And a special thank you for all of those who wished me luck!  You good vibes helped me knock this out of the ballpark! 

So I was looking though my Stuff today when I found a little black journal I must have kept some time ago. Inside I found notes to projects I don’t remember and some cryptic blueprints. I decided I wanted to show you some skulls Past Markerslinger drew that Present Markerslinger does not remember.

Past me had even convenienced Present me with measurements and the way we label scientific sketches.

I think I must have been planning to make monsters.

I do however, remember this dapper gentleman from my head stomach. I plan on using him later. I’m glad I found this idea again.And now, back to me diving through my notes and journals. 

-M

anonymous asked:

Imagine Sam introduces Bucky to electroswing music and Bucky falls absolutely in love for it. He dances around the Tower all the time, blasting it as loud as Tony does his music in the garage. Listens to it on flights back from missions and in the bath. So happy about this blend of past and present.