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Summer Themes

Hi everyone!

As promised, here are some of the theme suggestions for the Reaper76 Summer Event!

We don’t want to do set “day themes” like many of these event weeks do, but we do want to provide everyone with some ideas or inspiration.  You’re not limited to these, but some of them might help you get started or get the gears turning.

  • A day at the beach: it’s hard to think of summer without a trip to the beach! Gabriel’s home city of Los Angeles has several great beaches that might give you some inspiration!
    • Some ideas: Which one immediately jumps in the water?  Do either of them like building sand castles?  How does Jack react when seeing the ocean for the first time?  
  • Setting up camp: many people like to go camping in the summer, not just for being outdoors but also to enjoy other activities like hiking, swimming, off-road driving and biking.
    • Some ideas: making smores, building campfires, watching sunrises and sunsets, stargazing
  • Hit the road, Jack: road trips are a quintessential summer pastime. Popular routes include Route 66 and California Highway 1.
    • Some ideas: how do they split driving time, and who is the bad driver?  Who gives bad directions?  How do they split music choices? Motel rooms?  What sights do they go see?
    • Some ideas: when do they take their big Americas road trip?  Who plans the route through Central America, who plans for Southern America?  Where do they visit?  What do they do in Mexico City?  Or Rio de Janiero?  Or Buenos Aires?  Or Santiago?  Do they visit the Amazon in Brazil, the Andes in Chile and Argentina, the cenotes of Mexico and Belize?  Trips across the United States are fun, but consider looking at the wonderful world beyond it - as an opportunity to explore and learn about new places and cultures.
  • We’re all golfers now: lots of sports take place in summer, including baseball, golf, swimming, surfing, and bike races
    • Soccer/fútbol: outside of the US, fútbol matches are popular in the summer.  Would Gabriel and Jack root for a specific team?
    • Lúcioball: which one wants to learn how to play Lúcioball?  Does the other come along and try to play?
  • Just Desserts: lots of great food come into season in the summer - things like watermelons, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and especially corn (lol).  Ice cream and pies are fun treats in the summer.  Barbecued foods, hamburgers, ribs, steaks, and grilled chicken are all popular.
    • Some ideas: Favorite ice cream flavor?  Favorite fruit?  Who makes the better burger?
  • Welcome to Hollywood: it’s time for summer movie blockbusters!  What kind of movies would they want to see?  Who gets scared in the horror film?  Who wants to see the action flick?
    • Some ideas: What sights does Gabriel show Jack the first time he visits LA?  What are some of their favorite movies?  Do they visit movie sets?
  • Retirement doesn’t suit us: summer often means trips to new destinations.  Where do two supersoldiers go in their time off?  The world is wide with many cool places to visit and see!
    • Some ideas: How do they react to seeing Dorado for the first time?  Or Hanamura?  Which one is the space nerd who wants to visit the Lijiang Tower?  Which one is the history nerd who wants to see Ilios or Giza?
    • Some ideas: Does Gabriel suggest going to Mexico to visit family?  What places does he show Jack?  What foods do they eat, what music do they experience?  
    • Some ideas: who wants to take a trip to China?  Who wants to visit India?  Do they run into junkers in Australia?  What do they think when they visit Numbani in Nigeria for the first time?  How do they react to visiting Gibraltar?
  • Like the stars: did you know fireflies are not found in the western United States? How does Gabriel react to seeing fireflies in Indiana for the first time?
  • Now those are some fireworks: the 4th of July is Independence Day for the United States. Celebrated with barbecues, baseball games, neighborhood and family get-togethers, and fireworks large and small.
  • Summertime Romance: sometimes a love lasts a summer, sometimes it lasts a lifetime (or two).  How do Gabriel and Jack spend over twenty summers together?  Do they do anything special for just the two of them?

Hope these themes help spark your imaginations!   We’re super excited that so many people are interested in participating!  Please feel free to send us any questions or ideas, and best of luck to everyone creating some R76 content for the event!

Remember, the event begins July 4th and ends July 18th!  You can start submitting art, fics, graphics, and content to the tag #reaper76summerevent, or send us a link on the blog!

Have fun, and let the summer sparks fly!

some reasons to stay alive

i know i need this right now, so some of you might need it too. feel free to add on your own reasons as well

-warm sandy beaches
-hot cocoa on a snowy day
-snowball and water balloon fights
-seeing your significant other/partner again
-silly dance parties late at night
-pure hearty laughing, the kind that makes you feel bubbly and excited
-fall leaves
-fireworks on new year’s eve
-freshly baked cookies
-long phone calls when you’re half asleep and relaxed
-laying in the cool long grass when the sun is shining
-visiting new places
-seeing the stars at night
-lounge days
-having your favourite food again
-telling life to kiss your ass, because you made it further than before every single day

Gemsona April Prompts

Pics or it Didn’t Happen!
Create fake instagram or snapchat posts for your gemsona! Do they take pictures while on important missions? Did they snap an embarrassing photo of their superior and get in trouble for it? What cool places have they visited? Or: Show your gemsona’s best side and have them take some selfies like the Cool Kids

Jean Gems
Uniforms are great, but you know what’s even better? Jeans! Take a leaf out of Rebecca Sugar’s book and have your gemsona hang out in some casual-wear. Need some inspiration? Check out Rebecca’s original ‘Gems in Jeans’ drawings! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

An Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms, and your gemsona…?
What is your gemsona’s gem-type known for on Homeworld? What role / function are they created for? Are they known for being generals in Homeworld’s armies? Explorers searching for new planets to conquer? Architects who build towers as grand as the Lunar Sea Spire? 

Monthly Gem Challenge: Cacoxenite ✰
Instead of Bonus Prompts, Gemsona HQ will start hosting monthly gemsona design challenges. Each month, we’ll give you a weird, pretty, or unusual gem and challenge you to design a gemsona based on it! You can go as in-depth as you’d like: come up with their personality and backstory, or just make a gemsona design. They can even be a fusion of two other gems if you’d prefer; the choice is up to you! If you already have a Cacoxenite gemsona, they can participate too. This month is for all Cacoxenites! Please check our new “Monthly Gem Challenge” tag for more information on this month’s gem.

Remember to tag your prompt as #GEMSONA APRIL PROMPT, and pop any other fanart in the #Gemsona tag! You can also participate in the 30 Day Gemsona Challenge whenever you want or fill out the new Gemsona Stats Sheet (just remember to tag those accordingly too)!

Remember, all Past Gemsona Prompts and future prompts will no longer be limited to their month! If you missed out on participating in the past few months or if you run out of time to finish your piece, just drop it in the #GEMSONA PAST PROMPT tag! (Though I still recommend finishing the prompts during their month since we don’t check that tag as often).


Follow Me Around Cologne!

Avoiding creeps and visiting cool places, exploring the city of Cologne for a day ^___^

anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you tell me some cool interesting places/spots to visit in Berlin?

i guess i could! 
for fashion i would visit either humana(giant cheap €2 chain thrift shop), voo store, super chill vibe and sort of expensive. there’s also a little coffee shop inside the store so u can enjoy cup of coffee outside. very close to voo store there’s a really big store filled with art and architecture supplies, it’s like 3,000 m², called modulor. im not an architect nor an artist but it’s super fun to walk around and explore all the weird stuff they have. they also have a furniture department and you can buy a personalized t-shirt/tote/whatever there as well. at görlitzer park(also a place to hang, some people will probably try to sell you weed/drugs but still chill) there’s a really cool israeli café called mugrabi that i’d recommend as well. for pizza i like pizza pasta bar - friends, definitely a bit on the luxurious side but not crazy expensive but buy one and go down to the canal and eat it there! :) it’s next to another café called kaffeebar(veeeryyyy healthy/hipster and delicious + expensive). For art i’d recommend KW(the museum that had that giant weird rihanna cardboard figure) and it’s super close to a comme des garcons shop which i’d visit just to sniff their fragances. 
if the weather is nice i’d recommend visiting thaiwiese in preußenpark which is a very diy thai food market created by thai families. there’s also a giant asian market called dong xuan center with lots of weird things and fake flowers. another place for asian food is a vietnamese place called qua phe but in general berlin has tons of döner kebabs, super cheap and and soooo delicious. there’s also a second hand store called colors, a bit more expensive and more sorted and it’s close to a really cool record shop called space hall. you could also rent a bike and visit tempelhofer feld which is a giant empty airport.

if you’re into clubbing, i’d skip trying to get into berghain/panorama bar/säule but instead go for about blank or tresor (u could just check resident advisor tbh)

i think that’s it?… hmm… followers can write suggestions in the notes :) 

*there’s also an abandoned amusement park called spreepark(although it’s set to reopen again in 2018) 

and there’s also the zoo if you’re into that and of course i’d recommend getting a boat tour, my absolute fave thing to do when visiting cities with canals and rivers. 
and if you’re into gaming there’s a computer game museum(computerspielemuseum) where you can try new gaming technology and VR!

for drinking/pre-gaming i’d recommend buying club mate and tiny vodkas to mix or beers at the kiosks and just drink them outside(they usually have tables and chairs for people)

Not Just A Pretty Boy {NCT Johnny Scenario}


Anon: Can I request a fic sort where y/n is an average girl in her class who isn’t particularly talented or pretty but is witty, sassy and fun AND loves to write and has a crush on sunbae Johnny, who’s popular and hot with chicks and flirty but isn’t a fuckboy? how she thought he’d never even notice her but he did when he read her poetry in the school magazine and approached her and then you can escalate it your way PLEASE ILY already. 

Hello Anon! Here is your request- sorry for the wait I had no idea I had anything in my ask box but now it’s here. I’ve written in a weird way but please tell me if you like this kind of writing. Hopefully you’ll like it. 

 Bisous, Flo 

 Word Count: 1017

Originally posted by yoon-to-the-oh

She gets described as average. Average pretty. Average clever. Average talented. Average funny. The average person would feel insulted by such a comment, but for her, it’s a relief. It means she doesn’t have a reputation to uphold. She doesn’t need to change her own self to be called something better. She expects it. 

He gets described as tall, dark and handsome. People naturally are drawn to him like a magnetic, despite him not doing anything to induce it in the first place. He comes across as cool and broody, as if one wrong word could cost your life. He doesn’t mind it though. He doesn’t see what other people see in him, but he doesn’t mind. 

But really, she’s gorgeous and funny. She’s tall and confident, without even trying. Unlike everyone who are smaller and cuter, she’s taller and maturer. And she doesn’t even realise how much attention she secretly she gets. From guys and from girls. All the guys want her. And all the girls envy her. She can make you laugh within minutes of meeting her, and makes people feel worth it. 

But really he’s lost and doesn’t know what to do. He feels pressure to uphold his status that he didn’t even work for or ask for. People rely on him but he has no one to lean on himself. He doesn’t want to come across a womaniser or bad boy. His looks have only turned against him, in his opinion. He makes girls swoon at his feet because of this gentlemanliness, and guys only wish to be his friend rather than his foe. 

She just wants to be appreciated for who she is. She wants someone to show her all the exciting things in the world that she can’t do right now. She wants someone tall like her. Someone who not only will look after her but she will look after him. 

He just wants someone who’s strong and will look after him. Someone who’ll still love him when she realises there’s more to him than she see’s. He wants someone tall who will stand by his side and make him feel confident. 

She wants Johnny and he wants her. 

Johnny always watched Y/N from afar. They never had spoken to each other before but that didn’t stop him from admiring her anyway. She was a writer and wrote poetry regularly, her work often published in the school newspaper. He had always enjoyed reading them. He was a singer himself and a lot of his inspiration came from her and her poetry. It was the only way he could feel close to her without being directly in contact with them. 

Y/N always watched Johnny from afar. Obviously, every girl she knew were in awe of him. He was a gentleman, many people told you. She were jealous of them; the opportunity to speak to him never arose or came about. She had heard him singing and dancing performing. Some of the catchier lyrics were even sometimes stuck in her head. 

Neither of them ever expected to meet face to face. Neither of them ever expected to fall in love either. 

The bell rang for the end of school, the chance for people to leave what they call “prison” and, go back to the comfort of their homes. For Y/N, the school rooftop was her comfort place. She liked visiting every few weeks. It was cool and had a vast view of Seoul. She was leaning against the metal fence of the rooftop roof, when she heard the door creak open. Turning her head to see who it was, she made contact with someone she had never met. Johnny. 

He never expected to see her here, especially in his alone space. Back at the dorms, it was hard for any SM trainees to relax in quiet. The rooftop gave him the chance to catch a breather before returning to his cramped building. You would’ve thought that seeing someone in your place would’ve made you a little annoyed. Both for Johnny he felt undeniably comfortable in her presence. 

When he moved closer to lean on the fence next to her, he realised how beautiful she looked up close. He couldn’t help but stare. Y/N’s breath caught in her throat as she looked at him. He was way taller than her 5"10 stature; she was impressed. 

“Y/N”, he whispered her name, any quieter and she could’ve missed it. She couldn’t believe that he knew who she was. 

“Johnny”, she said back. It sounded perfect coming from her lips. All he wanted was for her to say it again and again. 

“Stay here with me”. 

For months, they met regularly on the rooftop. Usually after school but sometimes during school hours or at night. Despite their strong feelings for each other that just grew at each meeting, they learnt more each other and remained close friends. They learnt their preferences. Their dreams. Their past. How Y/N just wanted to love. And how Johnny just wanted to be loved. The romantic tension between seemed to get thicker each time as well. Not only was the rooftop the place where they met. It was the place they confessed. 

As soon as she met him on the rooftop, her arm grazing his strong bicep, he suddenly wrapped his arms around her, pulling her face to his. His lips were soft and needy, her lips seemed to fit perfectly. There was no fight for dominance; it was just passionate as if they were telling one another what they couldn’t say for months, through their mouths and kisses. 

When she pulled back, he breathed out a raspy “I love you Y/N”, his voice breaking slightly and his heart rapidly beating. Y/N was still in shock, but upon hearing those three words, she smiled pulling him closer to him, with her hands in his hair. 

“I love you Johnny.” He groaned. He had waited so long to hear those words. 

“Say it again”, he murmured before pressing his lips to her’s once again.

History Ask Meme
  • Send me a number and I'll tell you:
  • 1. Favorite time period
  • 2. Favorite male historical figure (HF)
  • 3. Favorite female HF
  • 4. An HF I really dislike
  • 5. A time period I dislike or find boring
  • 6. HF I never expected to like as much as I do
  • 7. HF I never expected to dislike as much as I do
  • 8. An obscure HF who needs more love
  • 9. Favorite history-based movie
  • 10. Favorite historical novel
  • 11. Favorite nonfiction history book
  • 12. Ever been to any cool historical sites?
  • 13. What historical places do you want to visit?
  • 14. Favorite fictional depiction of an HF

rileyfantasmius  asked:

Hello Lady of Manners! I'll be visiting Seattle for the first time in my life soon, and was wondering if you knew of any spooky/cool places to visit! Thank you so much!

I was pretty sure I’d answered a similar question, so I went looking! Here are my answers from that, updated:

  • Pike Place Market is very touristy, but for a reason! It has lots of cool shops and vendors (including my fave local herbalist, Tenzig Momo), and it’s one of the most haunted places in the city! Take the ghost tour, you won’t be disappointed.
  • The Seattle Underground Tour is another “touristy” thing, but it’s a lot of fun. Plus, wandering through the mysterious remains of the old city is pretty spooky. (If you do take the tour, spare a moment to think of your Auntie Jilli in her mid 20s, wandering through parts of the Underground that aren’t on the tour, in a long black velvet dress and pointy boots, tarot cards in her purse, a flickering candle in her hand. Yes, that is how I spent some evenings Back In The Day, because there were a group of us who had an astonishing lack of common sense, and an incurable sense of gothy adventure.)
  • We have a bunch of interesting spooky/oddity stores, including The Belfry, Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop, and of course, Gargoyles Statuary, which is one of my favorite places to browse and shop.
  • We have the Arboretum! A huge nature conservatory/park with oodles of walking paths. I go there at least once every autumn, so I can scuffle through heaps of fallen leaves.
  • We have lovely cemeteries, including Lakeview (where Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried), and Evergreen-Washelli.
  • The Frye Museum has free admission, and always has interesting exhibits.
  • Not particularly spooky, but our zoo and aquarium are wonderful.
  • We have a lot of good thrift stores scattered all over the city; mostly Goodwill and Value Village stores, but with some independent ones (which constantly pop up and then vanish, so I’m not going to name any). 

anonymous asked:

if you dont mind could you please go into detail about why the salem witch museum is bad, I had no idea until you just mentioned it

I work at a historic home museum in Salem. As someone who tries very hard to educate tourists and get them interested in actual history, things like the witch museum and witch dungeon are the bane of my existence. 

I could go on and on about how much I hate the touristy fake witch trials “history” that is spoon fed to tourists but I really don’t feel like it since it just ends up making me upset and giving me a headache. 

So, here are some pictures of what the witch “museum” consists of: 

I think you can probably understand why it bothers me. I feel like it’s pretty disrespectful to the actual victims of the witch trails. 

If you visit Salem, don’t go to the witch museum or the witch dungeon. If you want the real history here’s a starter pack of places to go instead:

- The Witch House. Still pretty touristy so if you want that you’re in luck, but that aside this is an actual historic home that will give you some actual information about the witch trials. 

- The House of the Seven Gables . THE BEST MUSEUM IN SALEM. It’s not  directly about the witch trials but that history is incorporated since the house was built in 1668. I just love The House of the Seven Gables so much. 

- The Old Burying Point . The witch trials memorial is located here. A must see if you want to learn about th Salem witch trials. 

- The Salem Visitor Center . Pretty self explanatory. 

- The Peabody Essex Museum. Second best museum in Salem behind The House of the Seven Gables. 

The Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the Custom House . Salem has a very cool maritime history! 

I could go on and on about awesome places to visit in Salem but this is probably enough for now…. 

Online (Jimin, You)

• Title: Online
•Characters: Jimin x You
•Words: 7.2k
•Genre: Fluff (angst? not sure)

Plot: You met him on a penpal kind of website, and almost immediately felt the connection between the two of you.

A/N: You might have seen this fanfiction somewhere before, and you might be right. I started this series almost 2 years ago, and never finished it. Lately I noticed it in my old computer, and I felt the urge to finish it. I posted all the parts together, so that it’s easier to read. Hope you like it! Tell me what you think about it with a message, I’d be glad to hear your opinion. Now enjoy!

2Chim: Hello there! Nice to meet you, my name is Jimin and I’m from South Korea. I’m trying to make some friends here on WorldPals. I hope you could be one of them. Have a nice day~

“Look, a message! I told you,” your friend Denise explained “it’s one of the most used websites. You can get to know people from Australia, from Japan… isn’t it amazing?” She looked enthusiast about the idea of having friends from all over the world. She’s always been interested in learning different languages, about different cultures.
“Hum, I don’t know… is it safe? What if this 2Chim is a fraud?” You murmured checking his profile. He looked cute on his profile picture, and many comments were from girls and boys praising his good looks. “You can always block them if they seem suspicious, don’t worry about that. It’s not that you have to give your personal information away” she said and finally stood up looking at her clock. “Oh my, it’s so late! Listen, Y/N, you just talk to people and see how it works by yourself, it’s not that difficult. You’ll tell me about it then.” She ruffled your hair with a strong gesture and then left. “Ouch… my hair!” You cried out, but she was already gone. You looked back at the computer, 2Chim’s profile still on it. “Let’s do this” you told yourself.

Y/N: Nice to meet you, Jimin. I’m Y/N, I’m from ____. I’d like to make some friends too. ^ ^
2Chim: Wow, Y/N! What a beautiful name, for a beautiful flower like you eheh~

“Uh! That was cheesy” you chuckled.

Y/N: Well, thank you? Ahah I like your name too. Hum, where do you live?
2Chim: I live in Seoul, but I’d like to travel a lot, that’s why I’m here. I want to improve my English! You know, English is really important nowadays… but it’s so difficult.ㅠ ㅠ
Y/N: Are you sure? Your English is perfectly fine!
2Chim: It’s all because of this website. And I read a lot. So… what about you? Why are you here?
Y/N: My friend told me this place is awesome, I’m here because of her… but I don’t really know. It doesn’t look that safe, I have to get used to it.
2Chim: Yes, sure… you should be careful. Bad people see a pretty face and always try to harass you. ㅠ ㅠ
Y/N: Thank you for the advice then, I’ll be careful.

“Even with you, Jimin” you said to yourself.

Y/N: Where do you want to travel to?

Talking to someone that distant was curious, you suddenly felt that curiosity eating you.

2Chim: To be honest? Your country is the first place I want to go to. That’s why I contacted you… and you’re pretty too, perfect combo, isn’t it? ^ ^
Y/N: Oh, so kind! I’m not that pretty tho ahah

You felt your face getting hotter, and as you looked at the mirror right in front of you you saw two red cheeks, as red as two tasty apples. “What-…”

2Chim: Oh, you are. ^ ^ Anyway, I’d like to spend some time there, like 1 or 2 months. I’d like to have some friends to count on there.
Y/N: Wow, it’s a nice travel anyway! And yeah, my country it’s pretty cool. There are so many places to visit, and I haven’t seen all of them yet!
2Chim: Ikr! I can’t wait, I’m so excited, yet so scared.

A smile crept over your lips. It was so cute. Someone with such an admiration for your country, and you felt so proud of it.

Y/N: Why scared? I’m sure you’ll meet lots of friends here, don’t worry! ^ ^
2Chim: Okay, Y/N. I trust you then eheh~

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What Tom Holland would be like as a Best Friend

Originally posted by parkrpeters

- you were probably friends even as toddlers

- if not, it felt like you’d known each other forever

- you, tom and Harrison literally doing everything together

- and Harrison low key shipping you

- you being on set

- and tom being a dork in front of you

- and getting jealous when you speak to other people


- “you’re so possessive.”

- “am not.”

- bickering like children

- joining in when Seb and Anthony bully tom

- getting to visit loads of cool places with you best friends

daintyfamiliar  asked:

If you live in or near the western New York area a great place to buy cheap crystals is rock city! It's a hike walk kind of place where there's a shop with all sorts of crystals and such. I got a very pretty amythest cluster for like $2.00

I have visited this place before and let me tell you, I think I bought 30 gems and rocks while I was there, it’s also just such a cool place to visit!!!
-mod em

Weird fact about me

I’m not big on the whole social media thing but to the point where I don’t enjoy watching Snapchat stories or Instagram thingies because I feel like I’m intruding. I’m like the human embodiment of “if you don’t tell me I won’t know”.

Iv tried to pay more attention to things like Instagram stories and I gotta say its full of so many pet pictures and cool places to visit I’m now worried on the amount of puppy pictures iv missed out on over the last few years.

Hang on, Baby!

Author: BabyLove (sugamins)



Description: “OK, first, I need to tell you this. I thought about this date all week long, OK? I mean, all week long and that’s not a joke, Jiminie.”

“Hmm, Yoongi,” Jimin said around his slushie straw, his lips lifting up into a smile. “That’s cute.”

“Huh?” Yoongi hummed, lifting his eyebrows as he did. But his boyfriend just carried on sipping at his drink, which meant that he should continue explaining. So, he shifted on the wall and tried to think of the right words to say. “Well, you put a lot of thought into the first two dates, so, that meant that I needed to do something special too. But, I ain’t in Gangnam-gu, and it’s hard to find out about all of these new cool places to visit, yeah? And Seodaemun-gu is pretty much dead of an evening, which meant that I really had to think to find the right place. That’s when it hit me.”

“What hit you, Yoongi?”

“Something special, somewhere special, there’s only one place in this district like that,” he stated, before quickly adding. “The arcade, Jiminie: Electrozone.

”A.K.A. that oneshot in which Yoongi is highly competitive whilst playing Galaga, Jimin bets kisses, and everything is soft like always™

Comments: Kisses, kisses, and more kisses. Very fluffy and cute.