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For @sinfullyhandsome for making cat Rhys and dog Jack a reality (thank you again!)

Everybody said that working for a corporation was like a dog eat dog world and with Hyperion they were literally right. Almost ninety-nine percent of Hyperion was of the canine race, with Handsome Jack the top dog alpha who kept everything, and everybody, in order.

That doesn’t mean Hyperion had gone completely to the dogs. Hyperion was, after all, an equal opportunity employer actively seeking out other species to fill the quick turnover at the company. Most lasted twenty-four hours before they caught the first shuttle off of Helios when they realized the pack mentality that ran the station.

The first day Rhys had arrived, he’d considered it but he couldn’t leave his best friend, Vaughn who was one of maybe a handful of the hamster species, alone on the station. The dogs would have ripped him apart and as long as they were together, the dogs like the asshole Vasquez left Vaughn alone and focused on Rhys instead.

After all, dogs love to chase cats but unlike felines of his species, Rhys didn’t run. Instead he fought, and his torn ears and missing arm were proof of his battles. Most felines were found in the Eden planets, working as artists or craftspeople, Rhys was an anomaly in the tech field so he had to work twice as hard and be better then the other dog’s that thought he was easy prey.

Which is where he wasn’t surprised to find himself alone in a cramped corridor surrounded by Vasquez and his pack.

“Rhys, Rhys, Rhys… What am I going to do with you?” Vasquez shook his head, his cropped ears shaking with the movement.

Rhys eyed the six dogs, flattening his red ears against his head, flexing his fingers, his claws sharp.

“I don’t know, Vasquez. That deal was mine, I organized it, and I closed it. You’re just a shit dog and you know it.” Rhys growled.

Vasquez snarled and threw himself at Rhys along as did the other five members of his pack.

Rhys shrieked, soon overpowered. He struggled against the tight grip, hissing as Vasquez and the others parted their lips about to sink into his flesh. Rhys shrieked louder, his own fangs bared, his tail poofed.

“I’m going to enjoy this Rhys. You’re going to scream for hours.” Vasquez snarled.

“Oh really.”

Everything stopped and Vasquez had just enough time to look over his shoulder before Handsome Jack attacked.

Rhys squeezed his eyes shut, wishing he could block out the high pitched whine and squeals before everything calmed and the bodies were dragged off of him. Rhys laid on the floor, shaking slowly, even as a panting, rough sound filled the air.

Hands pawed at his torn clothes, checking his body for injury. A nose pressed against his neck and drew in a sharp breathe.

Rhys eyes opened. Handsome Jack was towering above him, his face spattered with blood, his eyes filled with worry. Their faces inches apart.

“Rhys–”

“I had them, Jack!” Rhys snapped.

Jack paused, his eyes searching Rhys’s before he chuckled and shook his head. “‘Course you did, cupcake. Now, why don’t we go have a nice glass of milk and a bath, huh?”

Rhys glanced at the bodies, momentarily startled when he saw them still breathing.

“Examples, cupcake, I can’t have them chasing after my favourite pussy, can I?” Jack leered and Rhys groaned, hitting his arm.

A fan wanted to take a selca with Youngjae but the bodyguard asked her to move so with heavy heart she walked but Youngjae called & walked to her so that she could take a selca with him. This warms my heart. Our Sunshine is really concern about everyone - the bodyguard he wanted to share umbrella with and of course especially the fans. I’m really proud to be a fan of Choi Youngjae. 

by:  chi_891116

[TRANS] ‘WINGS: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ - Suga Thanks To

I want to say thank you first to my family, who have been the motivation of my life.

Thank you so much to Bang Shihyuk PD-nim, Vice President Choi Yoojung, Director Yoon Seokjoon, Director Kim Shinkyu, Director Lee Hyuk, Director Chaeeun who always help us become a cool BTS. I’ll work hard with the same mindset as my debut days.

Hobeomie-hyung, Sejinie-hyung, Sungseokie-hyung, Jungilie-hyung, Yoonjae-hyung, Sunhakie, Kwangtaekie-hyung who always silently take care of us from behind, thank you and I love you!!

Bighit’s music team that worked really hard this time too, Pdogg-hyung, Dohyungie-hyung, Donghyukie, Joonsangie, Changwonie-hyung, Jooyoungie-hyung, Bosungie-hyung, Wooyoung-nim, you’re the top in Korea.

Sunghyunie-hyung, Hyunjoo-noona, Sunkyung-noona, Gabriel-hyung, teacher Sungdeuk who give Bangtan wonderful wings, thank you for give us really wonderful wings this time too.

People who help Bangtan every minute, every second, Woojung-noona, Surin-noona, Hyunji-noona, Bunhong-nim, Seolhee-noona, Joowon-nim, Jooyeon-nim, Joy-nim, team leader Heesun, Hayan-noona, Jinah-nim, Kyungjin-nim, Sunho-nim, Hyeyoung-nim, Iseul-noona, Nayeob-noona, Yoori-nim, Onnuri-nim, Hyekki-hyung, Eunjung-nim, Eunsang-nim, Junho-nim, team leader Jaedong, Jungwook-nim, Junsu-nim, Hyunmin-nim, Sunjung-noona, Mijung-noona, Seungwoo-nim, Yeonhee-nim, Hyewon-nim, Miryung-nim, Yeji-nim, thank you so much. Thanks to you BTS can carry on activities without any trouble.
Sincerely thank you so much.

Head of Department Hajung, Hyeso-nim, Seoyeon-nim from the style team, thank you for giving us cool styling!

The best Hair & Makeup team, Head of Department Naejoo, Head of Department Dareum, Head of Department Jihye, Jinyoung-nim, Hyunah-nim, Seolji-nim, thank you for creating our images.
Korea’s best video team, Director Lum, Director Hyunwoo, Director Sunwook, thank you for shooting cool videos for us this time too!!!

Our ARMYs who give us excessive love every album!
Thank you so much and I love you.
I’ll come to find you with cool music and cool performances.

I love you!!

Jin | Suga | J-hope | Rap Monster | Jimin | V | Jungkook

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more magician reigen bc its so much fun

and also ritsu bc definitely super fun

louis is the kind of guy who complains about valentine’s day being a hallmark holiday but in reality you know he spoils harry to the extreme starting the night before all throughout the day of

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Snapchat adventures after the mail arrived today— the prints came out better than I could have hoped omggggg!!

This is the biggest comic project I’ve ever worked on and it’s beyond amazing to finally have physical copies of it– I’m happy as hell rn 🎉🎉✨✨

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“There was plenty of improvising. Great lines arrived every day, and particularly the boat scene. Chris Pine’s entire riff about not being an “average” man was improvised on the spot - as were many other great moments. I encourage humor all the time!”

- Patty Jenkins. Director Wonder Woman during a Reddit AMA Session.

ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDSA CHRIS!!!!!!

I really love this pic so much , he looks like an innocent little kid and it’s so cute omg this is a masterpiece okay I’m just saying

HAPPY JUNETEENTH!!

For those who don’t know what it is:

JUNETEENTH

JUNE 19th

Two months after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the Civil War, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger steamed into the port of Galveston, Tex. With 1,800 Union soldiers, including a contingent of United States Colored Troops. Granger was there to establish martial law over the westernmost state in the defeated Confederacy.

On June 19, two days after his arrival and 150 years ago today, Granger stood on the balcony of a building in downtown Galveston and read General Order No. 3 to the assembled crowd below.

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” he pronounced.

This was the first time many in the crowd had learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Lincoln had issued two and a half years before.

White slaveholders had suppressed the news of the decree freeing the slaves in Confederate territory not under Union control.

“We all walked down the road singing and shouting to beat the band,” a Texas freedwoman recounted.

“Black men pitched their hats high in the muggy June air,” according to another report.

“Men and women screamed ‘We’s free! We’s free!’ ” Others left town, in what became known as “the scatter.”

The jubilation following Granger’s announcement in Galveston moved across Texas, quickly reaching the state’s 250,000 enslaved people.

A year later, a spontaneous holiday called Juneteenth — formed from the words June and nineteenth — began to be celebrated by the newly freed people of Galveston and other parts of Texas.

In 1867, Austin, the state capital, saw its first Juneteenth celebration under the direction of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the federal agency created to provide relief to people displaced by the Civil War.

Embraced as an exuberant day of jubilee, Juneteenth combined a history lesson and a political rally with the gospel hymns and sermons of a church service.

Barbecue was soon added to the mix — this being Texas — with strawberry-flavored red soda water to wash it down.

In time, rodeos, baseball games and family reunions all became part of Juneteenth tradition.

As former slaveholders attempted to maintain their control, this display of freedom was often met with violence.

Juneteenth revelers sought the relative safe haven of black churches — a poignant irony given the tragedy on Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. Some of these churches began raising money to buy land on which to mark Juneteenth.

In Houston, two black congregations collected pennies and nickels until a 10-acre parcel was purchased for $800 in 1872 and named Emancipation Park, which is still used today.

The festival of freedom spread across the former Confederacy in the late 19th century.

And as African-Americans moved north, they carried this celebration of liberation with them.

As Isabel Wilkerson wrote in “The Warmth of Other Suns,” her prizewinning account of the Great Migration: “The people from Texas took Juneteenth Day to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and other places they went. Even now, with barbecues and red soda pop, they celebrate June 19, 1865.”

Granger’s order was momentous, but it was no magic bullet. Even with the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December 1865, the emancipated people of Texas, and the rest of America, confronted violent resistance as they attempted to claim the promise of their liberation. Any small gains came in the face of whips and guns, followed by the well-documented decades of Jim Crow laws and Klan terror.

Officially neglected, over time Juneteenth lost much of its resonance in the black community.

But it has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Spurred by a revival of pride in African-American traditions long denied or suppressed, Juneteenth has gained official recognition — although not necessarily full legal holiday status — in a number of states, starting, appropriately, with Texas, which made Juneteenth a paid holiday for state employees in 1980.

Still, 150 years after its birth, Juneteenth remains largely unacknowledged on America’s national calendar. Many Americans are unaware of its existence, or its roots. Sadly, that ignorance of Juneteenth reflects a deeper issue: the continued existence of two histories, black and white, separate and unequal.

Frederick Douglass voiced that fundamental divide in a memorable speech on July 4, 1852. “The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me,” he said. “This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine.”

Juneteenth is the flip side of the Independence Day coin. One hundred and fifty years after General Granger told the enslaved people of Texas they were free, Juneteenth is viewed by many of those who are aware of it as an “African-American holiday.”

That perception unfairly diminishes the fundamental significance of Juneteenth. The day should be recognized for what it is: a shared point of pride in the symbolic end of centuries of racial slavery — a crime against humanity and the great stain on America’s soul. As meaningful as Independence Day itself, Juneteenth completes the circle, reaffirming “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as the rights of all, not a select few.