cities to go

just so people know, marawi is also known as ‘the islamic city of marawi’; isis is attacking one of the most heavily muslim populated cities in the philippines. don’t go off on any islamophobic bullshit about the current situation. please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. 

edit: since no one is taking noticed of the self-reblog with the clarification i added after further information was announced yesterday – it is the maute group behind the situation in marawi. they are in open support of isis but are not Officially a faction of it. 

100% these Paris students would rise against injustice, bigotry, and fear.

La Résistance.

  • The wife: What are you up to?
  • Me: Writing
  • The wife: ...you're looking up how to make gazpacho
  • Me: Did you know tomatoes weren't added until the 19th century? Wild

anonymous asked:

Do you got any road trip aus?????¿¿¿¿

There are not many, but these are what I have found and enjoyed! PLEASE let me know if you have seen more of these, I need more of these fics in my life!


Road Trip Fics


the gps isn’t working (but we’re still on our way) by zerotransfat, Teen, 1.5k
After Yuuri’s last GPF, Victor and Yuuri take an impromptu road trip. It takes thirty hours, seven playthroughs of the Hamilton cast recording, and an entire bag of snacks, but Yuuri feels like it’s all worth it. So cute!

‘cause you’re a sky full of stars by dazaichi, Gen, 1.5k
Roadtrip au where yuuri katsuki collects an inventory of memories titled “viktor nikiforov” Thumbs up!

You may think I’m foolish for the foolish things I do by macca (NelyafinweFeanorion), Gen, 1.7k
Viktor, Yuuri and Yurio in the south of France on holiday. Stuffed cats. Katsudon keychains. Pink Cadillac. And Viktor just being Viktor. LOVE!

We’re stuck, lets make the best of it by berensia, Teen, 1k (WIP)
Everyone who participated in Skate America is now stuck there for a week. Someone brings up a road trip, and everyone goes along, they have nothing else to do. Just started, but looks good so far!

Gold and Lace by Multiple_Universes, Gen, 10k
Three skaters, one car, small Russian cities – what can possibly go wrong? This is great hahahaha

Makkachin and the Fantastic Adventure of the Wind-Catcher Machine by tikistitch, Teen, 4.3k
Makkachin accompanies his favorite humans on a brilliant summer holiday by the lakeside. This is so cute, and from Makkachin’s POV!

West Elm by destielpasta, Explicit, 7.7k
Victor and Yuuri take a much needed break, traveling to America to stay at a quaint B&B and have a spa-like experience.

the road that stretches out ahead by hellodeer, Mature, 7.3k
“What if we drove to France?” Viktor asks, and Yuuri says yes. Of course he does. Great fic!

Love’s Greatest Attractions by aceklaviergavin, Teen, 6.6k
Viktor kidnaps Yuuri and takes a road trip across Eastern Europe on a mission to find the Perfect Wedding Location. Cats are adopted. Mistakes are made. Rec’d by a follower!

i love you. god i love you. you are literally this person i never imagined that i would get to meet. you are so wonderful i can’t even express it in words and sometimes that’s a bit frustrating but i think it’s pretty rad that you go far beyond words. you can’t be explained in just a few sentences and metaphors strung together. but you are this lovely human that i get to know and i am so grateful for that. you are so effortlessly kind and compassionate and strong willed. oh god. how could anyone not fall in love with you the moment they meet you? i have no idea how anyone could feel anything but pure happiness around you. you know how people have that one person they want to call whenever they get news? or when they’re having a bad day and there’s that one person who makes it feel so much more weightless? or that person that you can’t even believe you came across in this lifetime but you’re so incredibly happy that you did? that’s you. you’re that person for me. you make me smile until my cheeks hurt. you make my heart beat so fast. you give me so many butterflies, i feel like a little kid with this big silly crush on a boy. i love you so much my heart cannot even contain it. just being around you is the greatest thing. whether we sit there and talk about whatever is on our hearts, whether we sit in complete silence, whether we just listen to the music playing - everything is so much more beautiful when i’m with you. i want to see the world with your hand in mine. i want to go to art museums in different cities. i want to go to concerts. i want to go on road trips with no destination. i want to stay up to watch the sunset, and then stay up even later to catch the sunrise. but i also want to lay in bed all day with you. i want to watch your favourite movies. i want to lay there on your chest and just listen to you sing. i have never had someone in my life who i wanted to really explore or do life with until i met you. this feels like what a first love is supposed to feel like. new and exciting, not toxicity and lies. there is so much love i don’t even know what to do with all of it. i know things aren’t always easy. i know sometimes things hurt. i know it can be scary. but it’s beautiful. it’s always beautiful. i know you’ve been hurt. so have i. you deserve the entire world and i want to give you that. i need you to know that i love you with everything i am and everything i have. i need you to know that i’m not going anywhere. you’re stuck with me. i will be here for you on good days when everything feels light and i will be here for you on bad days when everything feels dark and heavy. i’ll be here supporting you. cheering you on. through everything. i’m your number one fan and i always will be. you’re the strongest and most intelligent person i know and i’m so excited to be able to be by your side while you take on your dreams. and no matter what happens, i’ll always cheer for you. i will always love you. if the future doesn’t have us together, just know that i will look back and just smile. because you’re this special person that exists at the same time as me and i somehow got lucky to be yours. so if things don’t work out, just know that somewhere out there, there’s an alternative universe where we ended up together and that’s enough for me. and i love you. i love you i love you i love you. that will never change.
—  i’m in love with you and i don’t want to be anything else
theguardian.com
Cities should be studied as evolutionary hotspots, says biologist
Animals and birds evolve more quickly in urban environments than in remote habitats, Cheltenham science festival is told
By Hannah Devlin

Foxes loitering around rubbish bins and pigeons roosting in train stations: urban animals are widely regarded as the dregs of the natural world.

However, according to biologist Simon Watt, cities represent some of the world’s hotspots for evolution and behavioural adaptation. Speaking at the Cheltenham science festival, Watt, who is founder of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, said: “The ice caps are melting, the rainforest is shrinking, the one environment that is growing is cities. If we’re going to look for evolutionary shifts right now in our world, the place to look is cities.”

In his talk, Watt cited a host of examples of how the urban environment is prompting new genetic shifts and unexpected behaviours. A proportion of black cap warblers, which used to migrate to Morocco or southern Spain, have shifted their route to Britain where urban heat islands and garden bird feeders allow them to survive at more northerly latitudes than was previously possible.

“The ones that come to Britain are starting to get shorter wings – better for manoeuvrability, worse for long flights – and longer beaks, which are better to get through the wee bars of garden bird feeders, although worse for things like fruits and berries.”

Birds in cities often sing at a higher pitch, perhaps to be better heard against higher levels of background noise. Photograph: Sue Tranter RSPB Images/PA Wire

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UPDATE!!! HELP!!!

This is my family. “Is smoll and broken, but still good.” (from left to front and top to bottom) Kimmy (@spideygirl) is from Utah and Gwen (@gwennspacey) is from Georgia and I (@emberbrekker) am from Colorado. We met through tumblr and our friendships blossomed to become what is our family of three transgirls madly in love.

When Kimmy and I first met I was living in my ex’s car working as a sex worker in trouble with the law, and Kimmy was getting kicked out of her dads living room. So she came to Colorado and we met. Things were still really rough with her and I being in love with each other and with my ex and I growing apart we decided to move to Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs offered new obstacles. Being on our own with only our bags, I saw clients so we could have hotel rooms to stay in and food to eat. But then I met with my uncle who was not only non supportive but also dropped us off in Denver so we could get our lives together. And if the springs were the pot then Denver is the fire, comparatively. 

In Denver, I had the hardest time seeing clients. We walked around drowning in the size and speed of Denver living. We stopped off at a bar to get a drink because I needed to get tipsy to even handle the situation. But not even through our first drink some guy walks up and proceeds to attempt to drug us (we saw it dissolving in the liquid) So we left. Kimmy then has a major panic attack and we call an ambulance. We then end up in the ER for the first night of Denver. I didn’t sleep a bit. The next night Kimmy slept in the Bus Station while I stood watch. This being day 3, and at 2 am my ex came and picked us up and took us back up north. We then sold everything and had my ex drop us off in Colorado Springs.

 I saw a few clients when we got to the springs so we had places to stay and food to eat. One client bought us a car from auction. It was a wonderful gift that was given because I had impressed him so much and he was a nice guy.  So we at that point lived in the car. I did finish my court requirements and got my slate wiped clean. Then one day Kimmy introduces me to Gwen (who she met on tumblr) and we start talking. We hit it off and decided we were going to ask Gwen to move to Colorado with us. Everything lined up and Gwen had me fly out to drive her back to Colorado and back to Kimmy. The first few months were like cats getting use to each other. Quite funny in hindsight, but first had it is terrible. We got jobs and worked trying to take care of each other and doing anything we could with loans to get our life back and the van which had been impounded (we got it out and paid like $1300.00usd for it). But some good did come out of it, I was able to quit the Sex Working industry.

We were staying with a friend at the time who booted us out to live with her boyfriend. So we (K,E,G) moved into said boyfriends empty town house. Which was a big win for our family or so we thought. We settled in for a little bit got food, cleaned the place and planned for Yule. Not more than a week and a half later the “boyfriend” is back in his bed room dealing with issues involving the judicial system.  And this is where we have been. 

At this point “the boyfriend” is already crossing boundaries, being extremely disrespectful, and has now only given us 2 weeks from 02/24/17 to remove ourselves and items from the location. 

This is pretty much all we own. So we are going to get a storage unit and pay two months in advance in Denver, while we move there. 

This is our next hurdle. I have my Med Badge and Kimmy and Gwen are going to get theirs. But we are paying tons for healthcare and medication as we are all going off HRT. We do have appointments set up but its gonna be two months till the earliest appointment. We have pretty much no food, our accounts in total are -$350 usd. We have no idea how we are are feeling rather trapped and are worried about having to move cities. We know we are going to live in the car again, but we don’t know what to do about our stuff, or food, or even necessities like showers. We need a grand total of $950 to successfully move to Denver, and this does not include an apartment.

We aren’t asking for very much if anyone has even a dollar to spare or even $.50 every thing is going towards us moving and finding a safe place for us to live. 

Thank you for all your help so far and continuing to aid us in finding our place in the world! We are doing our best and just need a little help. Thank you and Blessed Be!

(PS paypal is littletransgirl18@gmail.com)

You Are Home

Summary: Damon had found his home but there was never a happy ending. What he once lost can never be replaced or so he thought.

Pairings: Damon x Reader

Warnings: smut, angst

Word Count: 3985

It felt weird to write something this long but I hope you guys like this story as much as I loved writing it. Thank you for your continual support and patience, guys!

(gifs not mine, credits to owners)

Parties left and right, music played all damn night. There wasn’t a dull day when you moved to the city. You were a pretty little thing who socialized with a lot of people, knew the commoners, and met the newcomers. 1920’s was the glitz, glamour, and jazz. In your personal taste, you loved the 20’s as much as you loved being the King’s little princess, you being you, didn’t really like non-extravagant lifestyle.

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MBTI types when they go on a group trip

Make sure everything is planned and there is the necessary: ISTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ, INTJ, ENFJ, INTP
Take information about places/cities where they have to go: INFJ, ENFJ, INFP, ISFP, ENFP
Drive and got the map of road and places: ESTJ, ENTJ, INTP, ESTP
Once arrived, they want to explore without following the plans: ENFP, ESFP, ENTP, ISTP
Take photos with friends, and is curious about anything: INFP, ISFP, ENFP, ENFP, ESTP

Everyone wants to have good time with their friends

(Probably ENFP is the soul of the journey)

Are humans the only ones with zoos?

This is my first sashay into the world of “Humans are space orcs” so forgive me if someone has already done this idea. I was wondering: What if humans are the only ones with zoos? (This is my first original Tumblr post ever, actually, so please be kind to the newbie.)

“Human Sam,” L’Vae asked over drinks that evening, “I was wondering how you managed to survive on your planet against the fearsome hippopotamus and bears.”

“Oh!” I set down my cup, “I’ve only ever seen them in the zoo. Where I lived was mostly populated with people. But I got to see them in the zoo.”

L’Vae tilted zir eyestalks in a gesture of confusion. “What is ‘the zoo’?”

“It’s, um, it’s a place, usually in bigger cities, where people can go in and look at animals and fish and stuff. The animals are kept in enclosures that look like their natural environment, sorta.” I shook my head a little. “Some zoos were kind of pitiful, but some of them were huge and did a lot of research into how to help animals breed and increase the diversity of the gene pool and stuff like that.”

L’Vae had frozen with zir fore-appendage halfway to zir mouth. Ze whispered, shocked, “You put them in cages?”

“Well, it was in an attempt to study different species and to help–”

“Surrounded by people?” ze interrupted, getting increasingly more loud and agitated, splashing zir drink as the cup landed forcefully back on the surface of the table.

“Um, it was the only chance a lot of people were going to be able to see these creatures, maybe ever, and getting people to pay to visit was a good way to raise money for research–”

“And they didn’t escape and kill everyone?!” Several patrons at nearby tables in the bar started glancing over at us as zir voice rose to a screech.

“What? No!” I said, shook my head emphatically. “No, no, no. There were safety measures, like trenches and fences and really thick glass–”

“AGAINST A HIPPOPOTAMUS?!” Half of the bar turned to look at our conversation that time.

“Um. Yeah? I mean, some animals would manage to get out now and then, but not usually anything very dangerous. And they’d mostly get recaptured pretty quickly.” L’Vae just stared at me, dazed. But at least ze wasn’t screaming anymore. I refilled zir cup and ze took a drink, out of reflex more than actual thought.

“Zoos were fun places to take the kids,” I said, trying to sound reassuring. “ Very safe, fun for the whole family. Nothing to worry about.”

“Nothing to worry about,” ze repeated, mumbling quietly, and took another drink. “Fun … whole family.” Ze shook zir head, still sounding stunned.

“Yup, yup. Easy, tame fun,” I smiled, and hoped it looked reassuring. I took a drink from my cup and sighed, wistfully. “But not nearly as fun as a safari.”