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North Carolina needs $900 million in Hurricane Matthew aid. Trump is offering $6 million.

  • The Trump administration will grant just $6.1 million of the $929 million in federal aid North Carolina requested to fund the state’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.
  • That’s less than 1% of the “conservative” estimate of what the state says it needs to cover damages from last October’s devastating storm.
  • “Families across Eastern North Carolina need help to rebuild and recover, and it is an incredible failure by the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders to turn their backs,” Cooper said in a statement. Read more (5/12/17)
What I kinda maybe wanna see in Life is Strange season two:

- completely different cast but still in the same universe, ie news articles on “devastating storm hits Arcadia Bay” or “Oregon teen shot dead in school bathroom (sorry).” Or maybe even interacting with some minor characters from season 1 (like saving a stranger with purple hair)
- different power instead of time travel.
- still heavily music based (like season 1 was indie) but maybe a different genre like grunge or jazz
- Love path again with the option to be straight, gay, bi, or asexual without the whole plot revolving around the romance.
- complete change of scenery while still keeping the style and charm that it keeps.
- main character is still a teen in/just out of school to make it more relatable
- still revolving around photography or a different form of art.
- aesthetic af parts

Thank u for ur time

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
We can draw such comfort from these words! All loneliness, all fear is washed away when you know that the Creator God is with you even in the most terrifying of life’s situations. The wind and the waves obey Him. He is the Lord over them all. Who is man that He is mindful of. He promises to hold us and help us out of this devastating storm. Why are you downcast O my soul. Your Heavenly Father is on your side. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

It really hit me today how much I loved you

Even though we were so young and I was so scared and confused

I loved you even though you were cruel and manipulative and looking back you’re the cause of all of the trust issues I have now

But God did I love you

In my innocence I looked at you and saw someone who would protect me, who would take on the worst for me

But really it was me who died for you

Defending you

Standing by you

Even though I was shaking in fear about losing you. Doing or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and causing you to leave me forever. Going to a place where I could never get you back.

You have ruined me. In the year where I was caught in your storm you devastated me.

I thought I was okay. I thought that I had moved on from you. I thought you were a distant memory and I had grown out of your terror.

But you still haunt me. I can still see your smile and hear your laugh and I ache for the time where I was lost in your delusion and thought we would be okay. We could be everything.

I hate living on the other side of the storm.

I loved you

I love you

And I hate the fact that I do

—  I loved you. (keepburningreaper)
Okay but can we talk about how SOUL CRUSHING some of the Overwatch character’s backstories are?

Like one was brutally killed by his brother and turned into a cyborg, probably not entirely under his own will, then struggles to come to terms with his new body?

Then there’s the brother who thought for years he killed his own brother, honored him yearly out of guilt, shame, and regret, then whoops surprise lil’ bro is alive and now a green cyborg ninja dude.

One girl got RIPPED FROM FUCKING TIME and now has to live with a machine strapped to her otherwise she’ll literally disappear from existence.

Then a woman who was (probably) happily married and working with the Overwatch crew gets kidnapped, brainwashed, goes back and kills her husband, disappears Winter Soldier style, comes back as a mean purple killing machine, and works for the organization that hand a hand in the downfall of her previous home? If she ever manages to snap out of it she’ll LITERALLY lose her fucking mind.

Don’t get me STARTED on the cowboy, holy hell, this kid was roped into a big-bad gang probably before he learned how to shave, probably doing all sorts of illegal stuff cause that’s what Deadlock DID, then gets a second chance at 17 (still a youngen) with a another group that ended up doing MORE illegal shit on an INTERNATIONAL level, left there because he literally could-not sacrifice his morals that much, and now is wanted because of who he used to be affiliated with and because he’s a Bounty Hunter who doles out mad justice.

ALSO LIKE JUNKRAT APPARENTLY IS THE EQUILIVANT OF THE HALF-LIFE BOYS FROM MAD MAX???? RADIATION MADE HIM GO FUCKING NUTS? AND HE APPARENTLY KNOWS SOME HARD-CORE DIRT ABOUT EITHER OVERWATCH OR TALON OR SOMETHING BIG AFTER PICKING THROUGH A FALLEN OMNIUM?

Then there’s Mei who was the sole survivor of a devastating polar storm that wiped out her base and her crew while researching the extreme climate change in Antarctica, and she survived cryostasis for flippin’ years because rescue didn’t come till they were like “Oh, wait, didn’t we have people out there? They okay? Shit.” Like HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH THAT?

Then holy crap we got the tragedy of Edgelord and Soldier Boi, who were best friends for YEARS and fought side by side in the biggest war humanity has ever seen, then Edgelord got snubbed and they placed Soldier Boi in the Strike Commander position even though Edgelord was the one who commanded Overwatch during the crisis and they won? They started drifting apart and shit started getting darker and darker in Edgelord’s new commission Blackwatch and finally they had a fight so big they BLEW UP A WHOLE FUCKING BASE. Everyone thinks they’re DEAD and technically Edgelord is but he isn’t? He’s constantly disintegrating and regenerating so he probably always feels agonizing pain, and Soldier Boi obviously hates himself immensely but wants to avenge Overwatch so he’s a freakin’ vigilante now? OkAy?!?!

Also IKEA man built a LOT of the omnics that ended up going nuts after they were all hacked by something or someone- Let’s face it it’s Sombra’s fault- so imagine watching the very things you helped create but warned people about how dangerous they could be end up being deadlier than you ever dared fear and your creations cut down cities but the millions? How do you live with yourself?!

Oh, and let’s not forget Angel Lady, who BROUGHT EDGELORD BACK FROM THE DEAD AND NOW HAS TO LIVE WITH THE FACT THAT SHE DID THAT TO HIM INSTEAD OF LETTING HIM REST IN PEACE, SHE WENT AND PULLED A FUCKING FRANKENSTEIN. MORALS? WHAT MORALS?!

Just. They all pain me so much they need hugs and blankets and a support group so fuckin’ bad.

Love better. Love wrongly even. Love clumsy and half out your mind. Love spectacular. And less so. Love with mistakes. And forgiveness. Tolerance. Humility. Love with all the lights on. Every light. Every love. Love at every inconvenience. Love hurt. Love spoiled. Love against your better judgement. Love out of your comfort zone. Love wild as ivy. Loud as lion roar. But love quiet when needed. Love hummingbird. Daisy chain. Love in whispers, and in waiting. Love in vulnerability. Love sacred. Love like the head that bends to the prayer mat. Love soft as holy bread. Love resurrection. Love second, third, one hundredth coming. Love in faith. And in loss of it. Love anyway. Love even though. Love just because, and in spite of. Love after the storm. Love devastation. Among the debris. Love humbly. And with apology. And without. Love unreasonably. Unwaveringly. Undone. Love undone. Love unasked. Love unaware of the consequences. Love with reckless optimism. Love earnest as a child. Hopeful as a birthday candle. Love like you don’t know better. Love like you don’t care to.
—  Donna-Marie Riley
Coming July 1st

Summary: Sam Winchester, the sheriff of the isolated Maine hamlet Little Tall Island, is facing the toughest challenge of his career. Not only is a devastating winter storm bearing down on his community, but also brings a series of sinister events. With the help of his brother, Sam struggles to hold the community together, as well as his budding relationship with the reader. 

This is my Sheriff!Sam AU series that’s a homage to Stephen King. 

There will be smut, violence, murder, intrigue and a little fluff thrown in for good measure. 

If you want a tag please message me or send me an ask. 


Teaser: Right here and now, as an old friend used to say, we are in the fluid present, where clear sightedness never guarantees perfect vision. Here: we begin our tour of Little Tall Island, starting where all good stories start, down at the docks. A half dozen fishing boats bob aft to stern on the glassy water. Fishing vessels lined in a neat rows, battened down for the night. The Now: late on a Friday evening in mid October, as a chilling wind whips in off the water, bringing with it a bitter reminder that winter is never far away.

Dispatches from the Days In-Between

An “Imperial Problem Child” story

The broadcasts, surprisingly, had been Madine’s idea in the end.

The council had been small, only for those with high enough clearance, and normally Skywalker wouldn’t have been included, but recent galactic events had been…odd, to say the least. The question of the hour was how to proceed with Operation Yellow Moon when the Rebellion was under increased scrutiny. (The reporters that showed up on inhabited worlds to mob Skywalker didn’t help either. It was still manageable at this point, as not everyone in the whole galaxy knew what the poor kid looked like, but Madine had his suspicions that one day it might get to the point where the boy started contemplating wearing a mask like his infamous sire.)

And there was another issue. Having Luke along on operations where Vader was likely to be present put the entire mission in jeopardy. Not because they were afraid Luke would betray them. He’d already managed to “steal” several Imperials for the Alliance, to Vader’s great annoyance, and no one in High Command doubted his commitment anymore. (though Madine couldn’t speak for the average Rebel-on-the-street, of course). The problem was that Vader would simply “sense” his son somehow and know right where they were.
Hence the discussion of what to do with Luke during the operation.

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Inside my heart, there is a shelter in decay and yet still covered with the leaves from the last Autumn ,some cracked ,some hurted by the dry wind which insists on pick them away …

Inside my heart, there is a hut grabbing still life with its last strengh to a meaning ,its dying power but standing ,still to the remainings of a lost time…

Inside my heart,there is a cabin of fragile dreams fading in every moment,every pulse,in every grain of dust which appears to wash away in circles unspeakable feelings …

Inside my heart ,there is a tiny roof sustained only by old branches which watched time being created twisting ,spinning ,giving air,water ,flowers ,grass painting them in luxurious colors of joy …

Inside my heart,there is an ancient palace with broken mirrors,harmed walls,cristals and gems shattered by a raging storm devastated its residents carried into a burst of flames …

Inside my heart, even tiny ,insignificant, humble ,full, there is a place like a fallen tent but so bright ,so deep searching for a place to rest over this beach…

So ,inside this falling place there is a delicated bosom surrounded by blossom cherries,flowers of yesterday and with my rising head capturing the only thing i learn :

LOVE …



Blizzard Emergency Giant Assistance

Are you a tiny or a human?  Has a recent blizzard left you snowed in?  Has high winds and heavy snowfall knocked the power out, leaving you cold and with limited supplies?

Don’t fret!  Look no further for aid than your local, winter-wise giants!  We at Winter Giants Corp. understand the devastating effect that winter storms can have, and are readily prepared to lend a hand, paw, or tail to you little’uns during this wintry mess. Give us a call at ###-#### and a local giant will come around in a matter of minutes to help you through this winter disaster.

Our services are free of charge for every emergency and non-emergency situation!  Enlist the aid of our many giant volunteers:

  • Certified EMT Giants are prepared to transport you the hospital in lieu of an ambulance.  
  • Arctic Wolftaurs will have your driveway, walkways, car, or house dug out of any packed ice in a matter of minutes.
  • Snow Leopard Pantaurs are standing by to deliver emergency food, water, and medical packs should you lose power.
  • Ice Nagas will be patrolling streets and freeways, looking to provide roadside assistance for anyone silly enough to think it wise to drive during a blizzard.
  • Snow Owl Harpies are our eyes in the sky, looking to rescue those stranded in the cold wilderness.
  • Demi-Dragons are ready to hand out everlasting fire stones for those left out in the cold.
  • All of our giants are trained in hug therapy. Comforting hugs will be given to distressed tinies and humans upon request.

Remember this number, ###-####!  No job is too big, no client is too small!
Let us give you a big ol’ hand during this winter storm!  

New Series in July


Summary: Sam Winchester, the sheriff of the isolated Maine hamlet Little Tall Island, is facing the toughest challenge of his career. Not only is a devastating winter storm bearing down on his community, but it brings with it a series of sinister events. With the help of his brother Sam struggles to hold the town together as well as his budding relationship with the reader.


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Flash season 4 opening narration

“My name is Wally West, and I am the fastest man alive. That title used to belong to my foster brother, Barry Allen, but seven months ago he sacrificed himself to the Speed Force to save Central City from a devastating storm. Now, with help from S.T.A.R Labs, I try to live up to Barry’s legacy and keep the city safe from anyone who tries to harm it. I am The Flash.”

That Superhero AU
  • Okay so in this scenario imagine that Jack fills the role of somebody like Barry Allen, Crutchie is similar to Caitlin, and the rest I’ll fill in later
  • Except evil Dr. Wells is Pulitzer obviously
  • So Charlie Morris joins Pulitzer Research Facilities (PRH) at the tender age of 23
    • He’s an almighty super-freaking-genius whose favorite thing to do is mess around with weather simulations
    • He’s been working on a program that could artificially create and dissipate storms since he was twenty, but the school he went to, though the best in the country didn’t have quite high tech enough simulators to get him to where he wanted to be, and after school there was a year where he could only theorize because obviously his family doesn’t have access to sims that he could use as in depth as he needs to get to test things
    • He gets an offer for an internship at a news station and even though he’s vaguely offended that all he’s getting offered, he takes it and moves to New York
    • And then
    • And then he’s messing around with a weather simulator on a computer again when Doctor Joseph Pulitzer walks past and sees this tiny little kid managing to hack into an online program and add the option to pulse energy into a storm to try to dissipate it
    • Pulitzer stops behind him and notices that there’s no way he can do anything good on an online sim, but also sees that there’s something behind the purpose he’s programming with
  • So Pulitzer offers him an internship at PRH to see if he does have a purpose
    • And this tiny little just-out-of college boy comes in with three flash drives and a laptop full of code and research
    • And he literally tears up when he sees the high tech sim computers all set up
    • Which makes one of the older men who works there not as an intern laugh
    • It only takes a few months for Pulitzer to actually hire Charlie, because, again, the man is an almighty super-freaking-genius and his programming for his weather project is insanely amazing and he seems to be onto something
    • Almighty super-freaking-genius is all I’m saying

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Love better. Love wrongly even. Love clumsy and half out your mind. Love spectacular. And less so. Love with mistakes. And forgiveness. Tolerance. Humility. Love with all the lights on. Every light. Every love. Love at every inconvenience. Love hurt. Love spoiled. Love against your better judgement. Love out of your comfort zone. Love wild as ivy. Loud as lion roar. But love quiet when needed. Love hummingbird. Daisy chain. Love in whispers, and in waiting. Love in vulnerability. Love sacred. Love like the head that bends to the prayer mat. Love soft as holy bread. Love resurrection. Love second, third, one hundredth coming. Love in faith. And in loss of it. Love anyway. Love even though. Love just because, and in spite of. Love after the storm. Love devastation. Among the debris. Love humbly. And with apology. And without. Love unreasonably. Unwaveringly. Undone. Love undone. Love unasked. Love unaware of the consequences. Love with reckless optimism. Love earnest as a child. Hopeful as a birthday candle. Love like you don’t know better. Love like you don’t care to.
—  Donna-Marie Riley
Hagalaz

Gods/Goddesses/Figures:  Hel, Heimdall, Urd, Loki, Skadi

Plants: Ash, bryony

Animals: Serpents, Crows

Gender: Feminine

Safe to Wear? :  No, Hagalaz is always a storm

Rune Poem(s)

Hail is cold grain

And shower of sleet

And sickness of serpents (Icelandic)


 Hail is the whitest of grain;

It is whirled from the vault of the heavens

And is tossed about by gusts of wind,

And then melts into water  (Anglo-Saxon)

 Traditional Associations: Hail, sleet, cold and harsh weather, disruption, misfortune, Helheim

 Personal Interpretation:  The runes are broken into three sequences of eight, and Hagalaz is called the first rune in Hel or Heimdall’s Aett (depending on whose book you’re reading!)

 Hagalaz means “Hail.” Hail is a very violent, destructive, cold natural phenomenon. Likewise, the rune that carries its name is not especially pleasant.

 It is a rune of cold, dark times. Hagalaz has very strong associations with storms and the devastation that winter ice storms can bring. Whatever the storms of Hagalaz bring, you have very little power to stop it. No more than you would a real storm. When this rune appears, it is often best to try to bunker down and wait it out. This rune is sacred to the Norns, particularly Urd. We are often unable to fight against a storm, or our fates. Sometimes it’s safest to just find shelter and hope for better skies.

 Hagalaz is inescapable. Corpses are always icy cold to the touch. Death brings chaos and disorder to the loved ones of the deceased. Helheim, the realm for those who died of illness, is eternally snowy.

 However, Heimdall comes into the equation as well. It’s true that Hagalaz is often associated with chaos and ruin, but at the end of this storm, beneficial things can often result. Winter will eventually yield to spring, the spring thaw nourishes the soil, and new growth will start.

 In divination, this is easily said to be an omen of catastrophes, disruptions, and misfortune. However, sometimes it just means bad weather. You’ll probably be miserable during this time, but sometimes a storm can clear the path for new beginnings.

This rune has no Merkstave

(*upg marked in Italics, art by me, please note these are my personal interpretations and the results of my research. You may not agree with everything I’ve written)

the fault is in her departure | jungkook

Originally posted by sugutie

pairing: jungkook x reader

genre: angst, fluff

word count: 330

warnings:  use/mentions of alcohol, mild language, use/mentions of drugs, mentions of violence

life is strange au + college au

summary: you never taught that your departure would have such an impact on him, and not once have you ever taught of how your return would mess up everything. how come no one ever warned you from the devastating storm that small bunny brought along with him?

author’s note: this is my first time posting any sort of writing on tumblr and i felt like an author’s note would have been necesarry so, voilà! so this is the synopsis to the story and the actual chapters will be at least thrice as long (obviously) as this so don’t worry! i hope you guys like it! 

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i got a better shot. there are a lot of typos and some of it is barely coherent, but the prologue reads:

“Kingdom Hearts is the story of Sora, a 14 years-old bor whose word is shattered when aviolent storm hits his island paradise home, and is separaterfrom his two closest friends. Riku, a 15 year old girl the storm scatters the three to different and unknown worlds.

On their travels they meet Sora, on his own search or his lost friends. Thethree are told of ominous beings without hearts derived from an unknown dimension and, as it turns out, the ones responsible for the devastating storm.”

So I made up an AU. it’s a bit longer than my usual post though. XD

An AU set in medieval fantasy where the Grace siblings were orphaned at a young age after their abusive mother died and without a father, both were sent to the orphanage. 

After being admitted into the orphanage they suffered constant bullying from other older kids. Especially with Thalia’s rebellious nature and refusal to bow down to others. As well as her desire to protect her younger brother Jason. Then suddenly one day the bullying went too far and Jason got injured (thus lip scar, nope nope nothing to do with staplers at all. LOL) . In her rage Thalia lost control and  released a devastating storm upon the orphange.  It took a lot of people to hold her down and after that the people imprisoned her, out of fear of her powers. Little Jason came to visit her regularly always crying everytime he saw her.. Even though beaten and bruised she would always put on a smile for him. 

Then not long after, men in armor came. They came and took both the Grace siblings. It turns out they were the bastard children of King Zeus  of House Stormborn. One of the Great houses of the kingdom. They were taken in and trained to join their father’s army. Turns out both were very talented. As the years passed, the siblings rose through the ranks quickly. Earning the respect and fear of those around them. 

Jason grew into a disciplined and diplomatic man, yet was also an excellent swordsman. Always prefering the diplomatic ways first. His sister Thalia was a different story,  a force to be reckoned with. Hot-headed and unpredicatble she usually prefers to use force. And power is something she is not lacking in. 

That is why when King Zeus sends his son Jason to reason with you… be sure you grab this opprunity to think things through. For when Jason comes to visit… Thalia is not too far off.

And as they say… There is always a calm, before the storm.

Something that I keep expecting to come across but haven’t seen is speculation on whether Furiosa knew there would be a storm - had been waiting for it, planning on it.  

As soon as I saw her driving deliberately towards it, I had this quote in my head:

[Stilgar] said, “Very soon, Mua’Dib.  Sooner than we expected.  It is a great-great-grandmother of a storm…perhaps even more than you wished.”

“It’s my storm,” Paul said, and saw the silent awe on the faces of the Fedaykin who heard him.  “Though it shook the entire world it could not be more than I wished.”

Paul Adreides (Dune) had waited until an enormous sand storm would destroy the shields and communications of the enemy before launching his most devastating attack.  The storm was his ace in the hole.

Furiosa was driving the heaviest vehicle in the chase, and knew she would be right from the start.  She had the greatest chance of surviving those winds - the war rig would stay on the ground while lighter vehicles were whirled away.  Did she know a storm was on its way? (a legit question for a couple of reasons: for one, people and animals living close to the elements can sense all kinds of things; and for two, they had tech at the Citadel and predicting deadly storms is a big survival advantage)  Did she pick that particular supply run day to move the wives because she knew she’d have this perfectly timed advantage?

Whether she had that forecast or whether she took the opportunity…it was her storm, for sure.