So HFA is being put on hold because this amazing idea came to my head. @meido-zangetsuha, You’re gonna love this.
He limped on the rocky edge, granite scraping his paws. Every step took a heave of breath. Fucking wolves. Fucking curse. What kind of existence was this? Fighting off predators, guarding his meals, watching the sky rotate above him day after day. The winter a cold unforgiving bite, the spring literally a pollen sneeze-fest, the autumn making it impossible to hunt with the crunch of leaves beneath him. The summer was physically pleasant but also when all predators were full of competitive energy. Sometimes he got through the season without a scratch.
His nose was bleeding down his muzzle. As he knew his vision was fading, he asked himself the very last line of self-preservation. The question that kept him from fully becoming the animal that he was; What is my name?
i’m FUMING right now. I bought a 40 glass screen protector for my phone and it’s fucking bullshit. It’s got thousands of little sparkles under it like little red/green reflective dots like when you get a little water on your screen and you wipe it with your finger, but the ENTIRE FUCKING SCREEN. What the fuck?? what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck. I’m literally so mad I ccan’t pay attention to anything on my phone because all I see ARE THE FUCKING REFLECTIVE DOTS. HOW DO YOU ADVERTISE YOUR SCREEN PROTECTOR AS SMUDGE PROOF AND DUST PROOF AND THEN INLAY THOUSANDS OF SPECKS IN THE SCREEN ITSELF??????? I’M SO FUCKING MAD WHAT THE FUCK
This nifty camera is ideal for capturing footage over the summer. The Polaroid Cube is capable of recording footage (up to 1440p) and has a magnet on the bottom, adding the option of mounting the camera on any metal surface. It’s even Wifi enabled! (Note from Olivia: It’s also quite adorable.) Unfortunately, it is not completely waterproof, but it is capable of functioning normally in a light drizzle or splash of water. Just don’t go swimming with it. If, however, you do fancy taking your camera for a swim, a waterproof cover is available for $25.
The Turtle Shell 2.0 is a rugged, compact speaker built specifically for durability. This speaker boasts to be dust proof, mostly drop proof, and water resistant. Also, the geometric design makes it easy to look at in addition to being a pleasure to listen to. Though the Turtle Shell 2.0 is available for as low as $73.99, it has a tendency for the bass to become distorted if used too intensely. So fair warning to all the fellow bass lovers out there, this might not be the speaker for you.
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one of my headcanons has always been that those with the dragon blood react differently to vampirism than a normal person, and this especially goes for being infected by a pure-blood vampire
so when I found a particular eye mod, I couldn’t resist giving vampire!aravis some nifty eyes to set her apart from all the other vampires. as if acquiring immortality and new powers lets her tap into her draconic aspects better, or something. and depending on how many dragon souls she’s absorbed, the bloodthirst affects her less.
I also got a mod that lets you be part of the Dawnguard as a vampire without them telling you to get yourself cured (you gotta have a lot of vampire dust tho, proof you’re still on their side I guess). I scrapped the “joins the Volkihar” part of her story because I really do not like the Volkihar. the whole eating people thing is just… eh, nope. and then I have a mod that lets you keep your face from getting transmogrified from vampirism, because I don’t like that either.
so now Aravis “I want to be a dragon” Zurvani has dragon eyes and a potentially infinite lifespan, and so can continue her quest to someday be a dragon.
Weiss had never been particularly inclined toward informality. There was a certain comfort to be found in protocol, and she knew better than almost anyone how to leverage the unspoken rules of polite discourse to her advantage. It was what made her such a terror in the boardroom and at the negotiating table.
Ruby, of course, was very much an informal person. Upon hearing that Weiss was once again locked up in her office, she was not at all likely to sit quietly in the lobby until called upon to enter the heiress’s domain. Instead, she was highly likely to head over to the closest fast-food restaurant to buy some of the junk food that Weiss proclaimed to detest, despite wolfing it down whenever Ruby brought some, before teleporting into Weiss’s office.
“Ruby.” Weiss scowled at her girlfriend with all the ire she could muster, which wasn’t much since she’d been awake for the better part of forty-eight hours finalising negotiations to secure the rights to several promising Dust strikes in recently reclaimed territory. “What have I told you about teleporting into my office? I could have been in an important meeting.”
Ruby grinned. “And what have I told you about not eating or sleeping? I’ll stop teleporting into your office with food when you stop going without food and sleep to get a deal done.”
Weiss huffed. “You’re hardly in any position to order me around.”
“Actually, I am.” Ruby put the food down on the table by the window and then sat on the edge of Weiss’s desk. She poked the other woman on the forehead. “See? You’re totally too weak to fight back.”
“I am not.” Weiss’s stomach grumbled. “Mere lack of food and sleep are not enough to defeat a Schnee.”
“Yeah, but lack of food and sleep plus me definitely are.” Ruby poked Weiss in the forehead again. “Come on, have something to eat. I brought junk food.”
Weiss tried to grab Ruby’s finger and failed. “It’s called junk food for a reason, Ruby. I hardly think eating that is going to make me feel better.”
Weiss’s stomach grumbled again. “Oh, screw it, let’s eat. I’m done with all my work for now anyway.”
Ruby laughed. “That’s the spirit.”
“You know,” Weiss said, going straight for her milkshake and the brownies. “I keep telling myself that I’m going to eat healthy, but then you come charging in with all of this junk food and…”
“You eat healthy about 99% of the time, Weiss,” Ruby replied. “It’s okay to splurge every now and then. Besides, you owe yourself a treat for all the work you’ve been doing. I know I’m not into the whole corporate warfare thing the way that you are, but I do try to keep informed. I know these negotiations are important.”
“They’re very important.” Weiss fought the urge to moan. These brownies were so bad for her, but they were so good. And the milkshake? Horrible but divine. “Dust is critical to our way of life, so ensuring a steady supply is vital. We’re going to have to run more detailed tests to be certain, but these newest strikes could be the largest we’ve hit in decades. The only trouble is the location.”
“The recently reclaimed territory,” Ruby said. Her brows furrowed. “Is that even approved for resettlement yet? I mean we’ve thinned out the Grimm there a lot, but they’re still running regular extermination missions out there.”
“It hasn’t been approved for settlement yet,” Weiss replied. “Which makes calling it reclaimed territory a bit of a misnomer. Still, we have managed to established several forward outposts. That’s where they’ve been running missions from, actually. At the current rate, we should be able to start more extensive operations within a year although I guess we could always get Yang mad and send her in. That would speed things up.”
“It would.” Ruby passed Weiss another brownie. Weiss must have been starving. “So… if this whole thing works out, you’re going to be even richer, huh?”
“I suppose so.” Weiss paused. “I’m not doing this for the money, Ruby. I already have more than enough. This is about the future. No Dust means no future.”
“What happens after we run out of Dust?” Ruby asked.
“Given the current rate at which we are using Dust, and taking into account expected increases in usage, our current supplies should last at least another century,” Weiss said. “So it’s not like the world is going to end tomorrow, never mind what some people think.” She made a face. There were always people claiming that the world was about to run out of Dust. “And we are looking at alternatives, such as artificial Dust production.”
“Artificial Dust production?” Ruby leaned forward. “You can do that?”
Weiss took another sip of her milkshake. “I’m only telling you this because I know I can trust you not to spread it around, but my family has been conducting research on artificial Dust production for almost five years now. Given our position in the Dust market, artificial Dust production is pretty much the only thing that could knock us off the top spot, so we’ve decided that if anyone is going to work out how to do it, we will.”
“But can you?” Ruby loved listening to Weiss talk about things like this. The only other place the Schnee seemed more alive was in the midst of battle.
“Not yet,” Weiss said. “But we’re getting closer every year. I suspect that we’ll be able to do it within the next decade or so. Of course, the first few generations of artificial Dust will be inferior to normal Dust, but it’s the proof of principle that’s important. Once we make artificial Dust, then we can worry about improving it.” She nodded firmly. “If we can mass produce Dust on an industrial scale without having to mine it, can you imagine what that would do? It would drive prices down and allow for far greater research and innovation due to improved access. It would… change everything. We might even be able to take back all the land we’ve lost to the Grimm over the years.”
Ruby stared at Weiss for a moment and then smiled. “You’re amazing, Weiss. I mean that.”
Weiss blushed. “What?”
“It’s just… you know me. I’m not exactly a big picture person. I lead missions and everything, but you’re here thinking about the future, and I don’t mean just the next mission. You’re thinking decades ahead, maybe even more. It’s… it’s really something.”
Weiss put her milkshake down and patted Ruby’s hand. “Ruby, you’re not giving yourself enough credit. Why do you think people like me can even worry about the big picture? It’s because people like you are out there making a difference right now.” She paused, and her blush deepened. “And… look, I’ll be honest. I started thinking about the big picture more after I met you and the others. One day… I’d like to have children, Ruby, and I’d like to have them with you. I don’t want them to grow up in a world without hope. I want them to grow up in a world when victory against the Grimm is not just a dim hope but actually a strong possibility. Yang, Blake, the others… they’ll probably have kids one day too. I want them to be part of that brighter future. I want my family’s company to stand for something more than just money. I want it to stand for hope.”
Ruby was silent for a long time, and Weiss felt her gut clench. Had she said too much?
“Weiss, you are so awesome.” Ruby smiled. “And I am so, so glad we met.” Weiss breathed a sigh of relief, and Ruby gave her a mischievous grin. “But children? We’re not even married yet.”
“I mean I know people don’t have to be married to have kids, but I want to be, and really, the only person I want to marry is you, so…” Ruby took a sip of her own milkshake. “You’ll have to propose.”
“What?” Weiss gaped. “Me? Why do I have to propose?”
“Don’t you want to?”
“Of course, I do!” Weiss made a face. “But that’s not the point. Why can’t you propose?”
“I guess I could.” She reached for another brownie and held it up. “Most beloved Weiss…” The heiress’s eyes widened. “There’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you.”
“Can I have this brownie?”
“Gah!” Weiss growled. “Ruby!”
As Weiss chased her around her office, Ruby allowed herself a smile and patted the small box in her pocket. Not today, but soon, very soon.
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