driving impression

-Blue wears a strange combination of floral dresses and combat boots everywhere. it drives gansey insane but in the best way ever.

-ronan is dreaming thousands of fireflies up and adam fills mason jars with them. they never die, but make the most amazing night lights. the pathway from the house to the barns in lined by these jars.

-blue steals 4 jars and goes to noah’s grave and leaves them there.

-henry ends up convincing the gangsey to finally join social media. somehow they’re all some connected by snapchat and instagram and Facebook messenger. it’s great.

-blue’s instagram contains pictures of dead flowers, blueberry yogurt, feminist novels and many pictures of trees (as well as sneaky shots of gansey labeled ‘dick’)

-ronan uses messenger to send obnoxious pictures to gansey of squash.

-henry however decided to provoke the angry irish farmer by endlessly sending pictures of him holding stuffed animals of cows and pigs through snapchat, each labeled ‘who’s the real farmer now?’

                -ronan blocks him.

-adam is finally sleeping eight hours a night and is down to one job due to blessed scholarships that paid for both his residence and tuition and he has not felt this safe and happy in years.

-lots of hiking

            -gansey drags them out to the woods at ungodly hours and talks about their next great adventure and quest and holy shit this boy will not stop.

-henry plays pokemon go and ronan nearly throws his phone out the window when he insists that they stop for the super rare pokebaby even if there are cars right behind them and they’re on  a highway like wtf henry your priorities are sad.

               -“one more time cheng”

               -“YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, LYNCH!”

               -he also names the beedrill after gansey because he’s a bit of an ass.

-adam is getting boxes from nino’s for moving. blue turns his bedroom into a massive cardboard box fort, complete with cupcakes and lemonade and blankets.

-ronan likes to take naps there and dreams up flower crowns.

-gansey grows more mint plants. they’re a symbol of life to him and he never wants a single one to wilt.

-he also keeps losing his boat shoes.

              -ronan looks suspicious but in the end it’s been blue all along.

              -ronan steals his polo shirts. gansey is not impressed.

-driving to amusement parks! blue and henry take an unimpressed selfie each time gansey insists on pulling over to look at some historical monument at some point.

-adam is hella not convinced about the rollercoasters

-neither is gansey lets be honest because our sweet two times dead child does not want to go a third time. he dutifully follows blue on each ride though only because she is a wild child that lifts her arms up in the air and likes the rush and damnit if gansey isn’t holding tight to her hand each time.

-henry thrives on the drop tower.

           -and cotton candy

           -and funnel cake

-ronan takes roughly a million photos of henry’s hair since all the rides completely wrecked his carefully styled ‘masterpiece’.

-also: adam and ronan kiss and it tastes like lemonade and suddenly ronan starts craving lemonade all of the times.

-gansey has been trying to find apartments. he has a year off between school and blue wants to live for the first time uncursed.

-eventually they find a loft halfway between ronan’s farm and adam’s school.

-it’s above a used bookstore and cafe and blue falls in love with it.

-she makes curtains for the windows that are different colours and nothing in the loft matches in terms of decorations. wind chimes made from coca cola bottles and prints of frida kahlo and fairy lights hung everywhere.

-adam and ronan give them firefly lanterns.

-henry makes them paint the spare bedroom yellow and black because they all better know he is going to be crashing there.

-summer is ending and they are all painfully aware of it

-gansey has been sleeping like a normal human

-adam has been as well

-ronan still can’t be called a normal human

-blue takes a photo for her instagram account on the very last night of summer of the group in the field surrounded by the stars and fireflies and it;s beautiful, and in the photo you can almost make out the sight of smudgy boy standing next to ronan

-they all drive adam to his new dorm the next day and completely terrify his roommate

         -three boys in the hallway attempted to catcall blue and had a face full of a pissed ronan and gansey, and even worse, an annoyed blue.

        -henry brought far to many cactuses to decorate adam’s desk with just so he would have something to remember ronan by

               -”because, you know, your boyfriend is a giant prick”

          -ronan also brought a snow globe with glitter.

-blue also strings up more fairy lights because try and stop the five foot girl wearing the shirt with the words ‘not your babe’ across the front.

             -ronan assists in stringing them above the desk and bed because she wasn’t quite tall enough

-gansey tears up a little bit at the sight of his boy going off to his school.

-henry takes photos and eventually talks in one of the traumatized boys that blue tore skin off verbally into taking a group photo of them.

             -it’s a bit crowded, since they’re doing it in adam’s shared bedroom.

            -henry has blue on his shoulders and one her hands is messing up gansey’s hair while ronan is wearing a flower crown that adam brought with him, one arm around his waist and has the smuggest smirk on his face while adam looks so blissfully happy.

-a week later blue and gansey quietly move into their loft

            -three days after a doormat shows up saying “fuck off”

-it’s perfect

  • Friend: Hey, you ready?
  • Me: just One Thing left to do
  • Friend: Okay well hurry up
  • Me: I have No Control over these Little Things okay?
  • Friend: Tay we really need to leave
  • Me: What A Feeling being late is, I will Happily be quick because at the End of The Day it's just You and I
  • Friend: Tayah. I know what you're doing. Stop it.
  • Me: Don't Drag Me Down, this is the Best Song Ever and I want to Live While Were Young
  • Friend: Fucking stop it.
  • Me: If I Could Fly away from you I Would, I deserve More Than This .
  • Friend: I will fucking leave
  • Me: Moments like these are What Makes You Beautiful to me, and One Way or Another I will not let us be late. C'mon, C'mon!
  • Friend: Fucking Christ
  • Me: [gets in car, starts leaving] I'll be Back For You so we can do this all Over Again!
Fighting the Surface

Chapters: 9/10 (~15.7k words)
Author: tommino
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: none
Relationships: Keith/Lance
“Humans have shown quite the impressive drive for survival,” the Galra commander grins. “I want to see you fight against that. The druids claim drowning is quite the painful way to go.“ He tips Lance backward over the water, as Keith and Shiro struggle against their bonds. “If you surface, they die.”

Lance’s eyes widen and he’s pushed backward with a splash.


This is a rather impressive drive, Kotsifou Canyon, on the island of Crete. Much of Crete is uplifted limestones and I think this canyon likely is as well.


Commodorians Part 4

This was one of the three mega exhibits for the 40th anniversary of the big three appliance computers launched in 1977.   Anthony Becker, Jeffrey Brace, Chris Fala, Todd George (captain), & Bill Winters combined their skills, collection, and love for Commodore equipment to showcase the PET-2001′s family tree.

Commodore launched the Amiga line in 1985, and with it a whole new breed of computer geek was born.  A powerhouse multimedia computer that was outclassing the graphics and sound capabilities of any competing home computers, the Amiga series was sold until the company’s demise in 1994.

Anthony Becker & Bill Winters brought their sizable Amiga collection, spanning the full series starting with the Amiga 1000.  The real sales powerhouses were the Amiga 2000 and its less expensive, less expandable counterpart, the Amiga 500.  The 1200, 3000, 4000, and CD32 rounded out the bunch, showing what was happening in the final days at Commodore.  The CD32 in particular has some amazing games and demos to show the kind of graphics it could produce.

If I asked what machine was considered the heir to the Commodore 64′s throne, what would your answer be?  The C128, with full backwards compatibility and features bursting out of the seams?  The Amiga 500, filling a similar niche as an inexpensive, graphically capable gaming machine?  There was a different heir apparent in the works that never saw full production…

The real gem of this display was the prototype machine from 1990/91: the Commodore 65.  8-bit development was passe, everyone else was focusing on new Amiga machines to fill out the various market niches.  Then some guy in who didn’t really work well with anyone else was working on the Commodore 65. 

It included an internal 1581 3½ floppy drive, a keyboard not all that dissimilar from the C128′s, 128K of RAM stock, expandable to 8MB, 4096 possible colors, a 320x200 256 color mode, and a 1280x400 16 color mode.  It used the CSG 4510 processor, running at 3.54MHz.  This machine never left the prototype stage, but a handful of Commodore 65′s have made their way to collectors over the years.  No software exists for the machine, so it doesn’t have anything to show off besides some disks of unfinished demos, and a rainbow boot screen.

Speaking of the 1581, the exhibit had an impressive drive tower.  Stacked drives included the 1571, 1541-II, 1581, aftermarket Blue Chip drive, and CMD FD-4000.  Commodore fans seem to like making drive towers, and I completely understand this fascination.

While it doesn’t get talked about much, Commodore did make IBM PC compatibles for a few years.  The PC 10-III and the PC 40-III were on display, in full Commodore livery but with x86 compatibility under the hood.  Sadly, neither of these oddities were demonstrated.

Fighting the Surface - Chapter 1 - tommino - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 3/5
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Keith/Lance (Voltron)
Characters: Lance (Voltron), Keith (Voltron), Shiro (Voltron)
Additional Tags: Minor Keith/Lance (Voltron), could even be read as keith/lance/shiro if you so desire, less about romance and more about threatening lance’s life, lance does NOT die, it certainly looks bleak tho, hurt!lance, Drowning, Hurt/Comfort, there’s a super minor threat of assault but nothing happens other than the threat, Langst

“Humans have shown quite the impressive drive for survival,” the Galra commander grins. “I want to see you fight against that. The druids claim drowning is quite the painful way to go.“ He tips Lance backward over the water, as Keith and Shiro struggle against their bonds. "If you surface, they die.”

Lance’s eyes widen and he’s pushed backward with a splash.


Keith, Shiro, and Lance are taken captive during a mission planet-side. The commander decides he only needs two paladins for interrogation, and decides to have a little fun while they wait for extraction. Lance is thrown into the deep with the threat that if he swims up for air, one of the other two will be shot. Obviously Lance would rather die than allow that.

Chapter three, of course, will deal with Keith and Shiro losing their damn minds thinking Lance just drowned himself for them.


Building Bridges - Michael Gray

- Anything with Michael preferably with some sexy time
- Something smutty with Michael please! Maybe where you guys get drunk and end up hooking up?
-27 for Michael please!  (“No. Regrets.”)

Part One | Part Two

-smut warning-

It’s no secret that Michael and I clash. My dislike for him is rooted in the fact I can see in his eyes that he wants to be like Tommy, and I don’t particularly like Tommy. I mean, I respect him, but I don’t like him, so I’m definitely not going to like a second rate copy of him.

Michael’s dislike for me is rooted in the fact he knows I don’t like him. That and the fact I’m a “gobby cow”… His words.

That’s how it started any way, but now Michael’s developed into his own - there’s still a little too much imitating Tommy for me to like him - and I can’t deny his ambition and drive is impressive. And he’s learnt to appreciate my confidence and honesty. Although we’d never admit it, we’ve both started to respect each other a little bit.

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gentlepirate  asked:

I have a heavily bird related humanoid species, the females follow a different colour sceme than the males, but they are all relatively dark skinned. the males can reach near pitch black, similar to humans with Melanism. this is viewed as extremely manly, and has gotten the term "Raven" (for extremely feminine females they use 'tit', from the bird not the mammaries). recent conversations have made me doubt this word though, do you think it should be replaced? and do you have alternative ideas?

Bird-Humanoid Species, Melanism, and Terminology

Associating darkness to masculinity can be harmful, leaning towards the idea of dark-skinned women being inherently “manly” or unfeminine which is desexualizing (a common issue for WoC, especially Black and other dark-skinned folks). The dark = manly association also supports the harmful idea of dark-skinned men being “super” in terms of strength and typically over/hypersexuality which is unfair to them, and dehumanizing.

I’m not sure if that’s what you were asking about, but it’s important to keep that in mind and avoid pushing dark-skinned humanoids into these stereotypes with a variety of people of all shades allowed to be themselves, whatever that may be, and not just all “extremely manly” both male and female.

And I take it the concern is with describing a dark-skin as raven. Well, they’re already bird-like beings so there’s not much more you can do when it comes to the non-humanizing part? If it’s about the use of “tit” to describe women birds, then you might run into some problems. I’ll let Lesya take it from here!

-Mod Colette

Alright, a few things about terminology here that you need to be aware of:
Melanism of the skin is not a human condition. Melanism for humans appears in internal organs, if it appears at all. Using the term “humans with melanism” to refer to dark skinned/Black people is directly comparing them to animals. 

This is a thing that appears in squirrels, chickens, cats, and general creatures outside of the realm you should be comparing humans to. Especially Black people, because all of these comparisons have heavy negative historical connotations. 

Similarly, “tit” has very strong connotation when applied to human femme folk (which is to say, not everyone with breasts is a woman, and not everybody feminine is a woman). Saying “it’s the scientific term” does not absolve it of those connotations in the slightest. No matter how you would explain it, this context cannot be ignored. You’re going to end up unintentionally reinforcing a lot of nasty binaries by assuming feminine= woman, or if you call men a derogatory term associated with women then you’re reinforcing homophobia. 

Regardless, it’s going to leave a bad taste in people’s mouths.

Both of these add up to the fact you are trying to use language with a certain intent while ignoring the sociological contexts of the words themselves. While intent matters to a degree, a good intent does not absolve a bad result. There’s a reason the saying is “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

You need to become more aware of your language use and realize that just because you are using language to mean a certain thing, readers will not necessarily take it that way. The reader’s interpretation usually beats out author intent, because the interpretation is what drives people’s impression of the work. You’re not trying for any reclaimation, just insisting that your use of the words mean different things. 

Unless you think really long and hard about how to not reinforce the negative connotations (which… if you plan on continuing to use terms this way, you will be reinforcing something very toxic no matter how you slice it) and learn the science behind all of this, you’re going to fall flat.

~Mod Lesya

Head colds and Headaches

My MCGA and ToA fics are now apparently a series. In chronological order:
| things you said over the phone | Head colds and Headaches | Annabeth Wins a Bet | Annabeth Loses Sleep

As soon as the Iris Message shimmered into existence, Percy sneezed so violently he almost ended the call. 

“Whoa.” Annabeth recoiled a little and then leaned forward, peering at her boyfriend’s red nose and watery, bloodshot eyes. “What happened to you?”

Percy glared at her over the tissue he was using to blow his nose. “Hi Annabed, it’s great to see you too.”

She bit her bottom lip to stop herself from laughing at how ridiculous he sounded. “Sorry, let me try that again. Hello dearest boyfriend, you look just as handsome as you did this morning.”

He rolled his eyes and tossed the tissue out of view. “Can you come home now?”

“Why, do you need someone to take care of you while you’re sick?” She was trying to tease him, but when Percy’s expression remained flat and serious she realised something was really wrong. Her stomach dropped. She sat up straighter and asked urgently, “What’s happened?”

“Apollo -” was all Percy managed to say before he was wracked by another violent sneeze. The oddly shaky and low quality connection faltered and flickered before coming back into focus.

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Egg on His Face

For JayTim week- Valentines edition, day one: Handcuffs//Crush 

rating: T

length: 2.2K

summary: The man wipes yolk out of his eyes and Tim feels his feet freeze to the grass, fear keeping him in place even though he wants to run so badly. Like Stephanie is doing.

He hears her hiss out a curse and then her feet are slapping the gravel drive at an impressive pace. She’s gone, running away into the night, and Tim’s left standing there holding a carton of eggs. Caught red-handed. Or egg-handed.


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Ex-Aid review: Heisei Generations

Time to review Ex-Aid’s first movie: “Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man VS Ex-Aid & Ghost With Legend Riders”. Long, long title. Since I’ve not done a review for a movie yet, how do I format this…

Well, for starters, some preliminary timeline placement: The movie came out when Kuroto Dan was still pretending to be sane, and there was still a bike among us. The Kamen Rider Genm spinoffs would tip you off to that since those take place after this movie. It’s a nice early “In case you’re new to Ex-Aid” timeline placement.

Also, since this is post-finale Ghost, Drive, Gaim and Wizard… I won’t hold back on spoilers for those shows!

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anonymous asked:

In the "Quirkless Izuku but canon plot" AU, Izuku is probably still coached by All Might, he just doesn't make a unilateral, "I'll give you my quirk." type decision. He tells Izuku "You know what, I didn't think someone quirkless could be a hero, but I think I was wrong! Let's work together and see if we can make it happen." So he still gets Izuku to clean the beach, encourages him to join general studies, and helps him train for the sports festival (since general studies students can move up).

Honestly I would read this fic. Desperate Measures is a story where Izuku becomes a hero while still quirkless by being a vigilante, but it’d be cool to see a story where he pulls it off legitimately, too. Maybe Izuku hears All-Might’s offer but turns it down because he wants to achieve his goal as himself, and that means without a power, and this drive still impresses All-Might enough to convince him to help.

The bees dream red when he passes. When they wake, their queen begins to wail. She needs it, she says, that red of reds that walks the woods like a shadow. The bees are dutiful, and go. They find him, but do not know how to scrape the redness from him, cannot brush it against their bodies, cannot gather it like pollen. In vain they stamp his cranberry cheeks, in vain they buzz his cranberry ears. They cannot take a piece of him back to the hive. Meantime he is beset by a phalanx of black-ribbed gold, drowns in the drone of their discontent. He swats at them, rages at them, gathers stings against the back of his hand, the curve of his elbow. What are these that come to gild his redness, limn his red thoughts with their bright noise? What are these that dare change his red shadow’s shape, settling and rising like clouds at sea? They madden him.
—  The Honey Month, Amal El-Mohtar
What The Signs Remind Me Of
  • <p/> <b><b></b> Aries</b>- Your best friend saying I love you, unexplored territory, lighting a cigarette on a cold afternoon, being unsure but doing it anyway, hugs and "everything will be ok"<p/><b><b></b> Taurus</b>- Nostalgia, polariods, sepia tone, Victorian decorated houses, walking through an outdoor flower display, antique shopping, being so hot you get the chills<p/><b><b></b> Gemini</b>- Squeezing into a seat next to a stranger, Valentines Day chocolate boxes, making up with your parents, random child that starts a conversation with you, psychics<p/><b><b></b> Cancer</b>- Light rain on a clear day, bubblegum machines, cutesy breakfast diners, the moon on a cloudy night, building a snowman, strawberry liquor<p/><b><b></b> Leo</b>- Playful flirting that will never go farther than that, midnight grocery shopping, sleeping with the windows open during the last days of summer, sunburn peeling, not trusting someone but not worrying about it<p/><b><b></b> Virgo</b>- journaling, the stillness of the snow outside on a winter morning, hot showers, being the first to arrive to class, hot and stuffy bedrooms on summer mornings, motels, the sun shining through your window and making shapes/patterns<p/><b><b></b> Libra</b>- candy canes, seeing yourself in past relatives, the stars on a clear night, stereotypical high school football games, breakfast for dinner, foggy nights and crickets, getting dressed up for dinner<p/><b><b></b> Scorpio</b>- secrets, trusting someone again, falling in love with an enemy, top of a ferris wheel on a windy day, knowing who you won't/will get along with on first impressions, night driving, more than meets the eye<p/><b><b></b> Sagittarius</b>- Empty bus rides, sitting on the beach at night, chinese food delivery, New York City christmas tree lighting, family nights, moving into a new apartment by yourself, seeing dust through the sunlight<p/><b><b></b> Capricorn</b>- Hearing your favorite song in a store, nice smelling hair products, karaoke, tanned skin and shoulder freckles, visiting your elementary school years later, sunflowers<p/><b><b></b> Aquarius</b>- Getting things off your chest, lights on the boardwalk at night, emojis,  breaking traditions, meeting people with the same interests as you, starting over<p/><b><b></b> Pisces</b>- Old computer games you would play as a kid, stormy seas, rainbows reflecting in puddles on a dreary day, cleaning your room and finding lost/forgotten things, watching cartoons on a rainy morning<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

what did u think of mulholland drive? i wanst as impressed as i thought i would be :/

the first time I saw it I didn’t like it, but the second time I saw it I was like “wow wow wow”, so maybe watch it again to really understand the full picture? but yeah everyone can’t like the same things xx