Chapters: 9/? Fandom: The 100 (TV), The 100, Clexa-fandom, Clexakru - Fandom Rating: Mature Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Clexa - Relationship, Octavia Blake/Lincoln, Clarke Griffin/Lexa, Raven/?, Monty/?, Bellamy/?, Murphy/?, Costia/Lexa (past/mentioned), Raven/Finn (past/mentioned), Anya/?, The question marks are there because I don’t want to spoil too much, Clarke Griffin & Lexa Characters: Lexa (The 100), Clarke Griffin, Raven Reyes, Octavia Blake, Lincoln (The 100), Anya (The 100), Jasper Jordan, Monty Green, John Murphy (The 100), Indra (The 100), Gustus (The 100), Jaha (minor), Abby Griffin (minor), Kane (minor), others (don’t want to spoil too much), Bellamy Blake Additional Tags: Slow Burn, slow plot, MMA fighting, Boxing, Portland, College Life, AU, Army, Foster Care, Fluff, Smut, Friendship, Romance, Clexa Summary:
Lexa is a semi-professional MMA fighter and works at a gym with her friend Lincoln as personal trainer. She lives with her former foster sister Anya who is as teasing and as annoying as any normal older sister.
Clarke has just started her third year pre-med and is busy with her studies. Her roommates and friends Octavia and Raven try to get her to have a little more fun every now and then.
Octavia’s budding romance with her TA Lincoln turns out to lead to the joining of two worlds.
“Good Evening everybody, and welcome to ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ On tonight’s show we have the goth loving butler Blake Rosewood, the angle of the piano Concerto, the raging machine Emmet Sutcliffe and the winged little shit Mortimer Sanchez . I’m your host, Preston Goodplay . Come on down. Let’s make some stuff up!
Welcome to ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?The show where everything is made up and the points don’t matter. That’s right, the points are like our chances of getting out of this place, non-existent.
Our first game of the night is Let’s Make A Date: Mortimer is the contestant on a dating-type show. Blake, Concerto and Emmet are the possible dates who are given odd personalities or characters via envelopes underneath their seats. Following one or two rounds of questioning, contestant must guess who the others are.“ Preston announced as he pulled a chair over to the podium.
Purely from a reader’s standpoint, I’d like to see more of the publishing instinct of, ‘We don’t know how this is gonna go, but we’re putting it out in the world anyway.’ That’s good for readers, and it’s good for artists too, because with art, the more you allow it to feel to like it has a place, the more chances people are willing to take. I think it’s important as an artist to be continually sticking your head into all these different bags. So many of my peers, or just people in general, don’t read enough. So much of culture is interested in the 'I’ at this point. That requires no sense of aesthetic exploration. Reality is overrated to me. Everyone spends enough time on the computer, eating, going out to bars. Why do I need to read a book about that?
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What Is This Terror Before Me: A Review of the New Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho
Taco Bell is more like drugs than food. It beats you open from the inside with beef and cheese and bread, and in so doing makes things seem great for a while, until your body realizes what you’ve done to it. No matter how many times I’ve eaten at Taco Bell and then immediately regretted it—sometimes with the food still in my mouth—it always seems like a great idea when I’m caught up in the moment. It’s like it’s going to save my life, and then it’s like my life isn’t worth saving.
As a man who considers himself something of a novelty food sommelier, as soon as I heard about the new Grilled Stuft Nacho I knew I would be filling myself with lard again. I’ve always thought nachos are the perfect food—they taste fucking amazing, each bite contains new and unexpected flavors, and they are nearly impossible to screw up. Nachos can be anything you want; they are your dreams.
The morning after my father took a mirror off the wall because he thought the man in the reflection was trying to attack him, my mother and I drove him to a hospital for review. It was about a seven-hour wait that day, behind a long line of other people with other troubles. During that time, my father, oblivious to why we were there, restlessly tried to get up and leave, continuously getting in the way of other patients passing on gurneys and pulling angrily away from me each time I asked him to come sit back down. Following a brief examination, a nurse suggested we check my father in for further review. We did not know as we left that night that it would be more than six months before he came home again, or that he would never be the same.
I have written before about the complications of my father’s Alzheimer’s, but now that he has passed, after six years of slow digression, all I can think about are the other ways it could have gone. We were lucky that my mom was willing and able to care for him so that he could spend his last years at home, but at various points along the way, due to the classification and handling of Alzheimer’s in this country, it looked like a very different range of fates awaited him and my family.
Shortly after my father’s initial diagnosis, he was admitted to Wesley Woods, a local—and supposedly reputable—hospital for adult and geriatric care in Atlanta. We realized very quickly that things were changing faster than they should. Most days when we visited him he would be propped in a wheelchair, sometimes blocked off in such a way he couldn’t move the chair, and on so much medication he was drooling, hallucinating. This, of course, did not seem right, and yet the doctor we were told to ask about the medication he was receiving magically never seemed to be on site. My mother said she once saw him leaving through a back door after she’d waited several hours for him to come and talk to her.
Overhead the sky was melting, the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine. The fields far ahead of me in endless pudding, studded here and there with what had been: homes and houses, hair and heirlooms, habits, hallways, hauntings, hope.