elite training

AU in which “aging out” and “assigned to the Agricorps” were cover for “being selected for elite undercover training.” So that when Obi-Wan gets reassigned to the Agricorps, he shows up, upset and hurt but determined to make the best of it, and finds out that he’s going to be trained as an undercover field agent.

“What?” he gapes.

“You won’t be a Knight,” the Grand Master of the Reassignment Council warns. “And to the rest of the Republic, you’ll be a member of the Agricultural Corps. But if you’re agreeable to staying in it, you’ll receive training in covert ops and you’ll be completing undercover assignments whenever you’re dispatched to provide aide.”

“What.”

“Since the Ruusan Reformation, the Order has been part of the Judicial Department, which is itself part of of the Office of the Chancellor,” the Master says patiently. “That means that we are at times called upon to assist with investigations, particularly those that are high risk or must be carried out with the utmost of secrecy. But the Knights are very distinctive and noticeable; they’re the public face of the Order. There are places they can’t go into because their presence will be remarked upon. We need beings who can move around less noticeably, beings whose presences won’t make others clam up and refuse to cooperate.

The Agricorps are often sent out to areas with tenuous stability, places hit by natural disasters, places where civil war has broken out, any number of environments that are potential breeding grounds for criminal activity that could pose a danger to the Republic. So while you are there for humanitarian aide - and that is the primary mission of the Agricorps - you will also do the work of the Republic Judicial department.”

“So - spying.”

The Master inclines his head. “This won’t be easy work, Kenobi. And if you do your job correctly, no one will know you’ve done it. You won’t get any recognition for it, no public thanks or gratitude.”

“And if I don’t want to?” Obi-Wan asks, biting his lip.

“You can remain as a regular member of the Agricorps. There have been others who have declined the additional duties but wished to remain to serve the Republic.”

“I’ll do it.”

Basically: a secret agent Kenobi AU.

@yeeeem replied to your photo “beep”

does the elite train mudkips

don’t joke about things ill end up drawing it

this is my new sangheili oc he comes from idk a random sangheili colony where they have weird animals. he leaves his horde of mudkips behind when he joins the covenant but after the great schism he returns to train and become the very best

do not steal

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Shadowhunters + Main Characters Aesthetic

The Scholomance was a piece of Shadowhunter history come to life. A cold castle of towers and corridors carved into the side of a mountain in the Carpathians, it had existed for centuries as a place where the most elite of Shadowhunters were trained to deal with the double menaces of demons and Downworlders. It had been closed when the first Accords were signed: a show of faith that Downworlders and Shadowhunters were no longer at war.

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Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey (A) Alitha Martinez, Afua Richardson (CA) Afua Richardson, Brian Stelfreeze, Natacha Bustos, Alitha E. Martinez, Khoi Pham, John Tyler Christopher

   “YOU DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, LITTLE FLOWER. YOU DESERVED A WAKANDA THAT CHERISHED YOU.”
Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story - its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther).
And in a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People’s mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story… Illustrated by rising star AFUA RICHARDSON (Genius).

(Release date: 9th November 2016)

Dauntless: What Are You Afraid of? ( Part 2)

Eric  x oc
​​​warnings: language, extreme violence

Dauntless (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6,Part 7, ​Part 8​, Part 9​, ​Part 10​, ​Part 11​, ​​​​​​​Part 12​​, Part 13​​, Part 14​​, ​Part 15,​Part 16,   Part 17​, ​Part 18,​Part 19​, Part 20, Part 21)

Dauntless: Jealous Much?

​Dauntless: Competition

​Dauntless: Uh oh

​Dauntless: What Are You Afraid Of? (​Part 1​, ​Part 2​)


Funny how my bad feelings work out.

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anonymous asked:

Today's news from Russia V-Rod says that Aliya is prepare to be a mother, but also V-Rod says that Mustafina will be back to trainings by autumn 2017 LOL :D www(.)sport-express(.)ru/artistic-gymnastics/news/valentina-rodionenko-mustafina-gotovitsya-stat-mamoy-1212852/

btw new Komova’s papa news about her, he says that Vika maybe can compete only a year later in February 2018, she maybe able to start really trainings and maybe can compete at comp as  national championship ( RN2018) www(.)vrn(.)kp(.)ru/online/news/2642026/

I think that outlook on Komova’s comeback is pretty realistic. It’s great she can start training again, but it would be wise to take things slow and get ready for 2018 instead of pushing too hard for this year just to have her injured again.

Speaking of Aliya, it truly is any mother’s dream to get back to elite gymnastics training when she’s having a 2 month old baby. Both mentally and physically, it just seems like the one thing you’d want/ can to do. Anyway, I’ve reached my limit on this subject, I’m not gonna go again with Vrod, delusion and PR discourse.

I can’t wait to amuse myself with people actually taking this seriously (and there will be plenty), getting all aLyiA 2k17 AA ChaMP 4 Life!  though

Another BTS link

So in Spring Day the lyrics mention ‘snowpiercer’ which reminds me of the movie with the same name. The movie is basically about a time where the world is under an ice age that extinguishes all life except the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train that journeys around on a continuous track.The first link here between the movie and the music video is that the members are on a train during winter but that’s kinda obvious.

By 2031, elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the “scum” inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. The “scum” are kept in their place by guards and sometimes small children will be taken away. Towards the end of the movie (spoiler), it was found that small children from the tail section are being trapped as replacement parts for “extinct” machinery in the engine. Of course, the  elite passengers of the train aren’t aware of this and although the passengers from the tail of the train are aware of their missing children, they don’t know why they’re missing. This kinda links with the story of Omelas as the town’s happiness (in this case the remaining population’s survival from the harsh winter) relied on the misery of a small, malnourished child ( or children) locked in a cage away from the rest of the town.

At the end of the movie, the train crashes due to an explosion and all of the passengers die except for two children. The survivors emerge from the wreckage and see a polar bear, showing proof that life outside the train still exists. Again, this links to Omelas as the people that decide to walk away, will find another place outside of their perfect town. 

Both stories have some sense of hope in the end of finding life outside of a seemingly isolated way of living whether that be for better or worse.

This was just something that I noticed and the fact that the music video and song somewhat referenced these two stories is kinda interesting. If you read this then thank you, haha.

BCM is proud to present Episode 6 of our original series, American Gunfighter. Episode 6 features Northern Red Instructor Staff and US Army Special Operations Combat Veterans Chris Kovacik and Zach Harrison, discussing the importance of accuracy and discipline in gunfights.

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New Student | [Open Starter]

John Watson wasn’t a particularly loud boy, nor was he a quiet one. He wasn’t popular, nor was he an outcast. He was neither here nor there when it came to much honestly. This made starting a new school a somewhat difficult task, as finding just where he fit in was simply impossible.

And so he spent his dinner roaming the field outside the hall, walking alongside the red brick wall and kicking at the dirt with his feet, merely lost in thought. He’d yet to make a friend, yet to even speak to anybody other than the few members of the rugby team in which he had enquired about joining. He was here on a sport scholarship after all.

It wasn’t until he heard the roaring shouts of the few familiar voices that his head shot up, scanning the field to see where they may be. The voices he registered where that of a few upper years, sports elites he’d seen training out of the field. Now however, they were not training, instead their focus lay on a figure who was curled in on himself in the dirt, scuff marks all over his clothing suggesting he’d been forced there. He couldn’t tell what they were shouting at the young lad, but he knew it couldn’t be good, and as soon as one of them threw a kick, John had broken into a sprint.

He tackled his way through the boys, standing defensively between them and the brunette with a scowl embedded in his features. “Leave him alone! What the fuck has he done to you?” The higher years looked down dismissively at the blonde, and he continued, “Seriously! Piss off and leave him alone!” Thank god for his scholarship, as one of the older boys pointed his status out, and it sent the gang away. Leaving him to turn to the other boy with a concerned expression as he crouched. “Arseholes.”

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Black Panther: World Of Wakanda #1 by Afua Richardson

Variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Variant cover by Natacha Bustos

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1
TA-NEHISI COATES, ROXANE GAY & YONA HARVEY (W)
ALITHA E. MARTINEZ & AFUA RICHARDSON (A)
Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON
Variant Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIP-HOP VARIANT BY ALITHA E. MARTINEZ
BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY NATACHA BUSTOS
Action Figure Black Panther Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
“YOU DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, LITTLE FLOWER. YOU DESERVED A WAKANDA THAT CHERISHED YOU.”
Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story – its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther).
And in a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People’s mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story… Illustrated by rising star AFUA RICHARDSON (Genius).
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Nauticalia.

One of the many highly trained and devout regiments of the Ordo Tempestus, the 99th Aleutian ‘Seahawks’ hail from an oceanic world interspersed with snaking archipelagos. Trained as elite air assault troops, the Seahawks grav-chute from Valkyries launched from offshore aircraft carriers, ready to deliver the Emperor’s wrath in pinpoint-precision strikes and lightning raids. Though the regiment is not necessarily locked to planets with large bodies of water - a Valkyrie can always launch from a ground base or flying fortress, after all - a Seahawk always feels more at home with the waves beneath his or her feet.

Red and crimson berets mark the elite of the regiment. Granted access to higher than average levels of specialist equipment, these elite-within-elite units tend to favour the sheer firepower of hot-shot volleyguns, able to lay down a punishing fusilade of suppressing fire.

To the astute amongst you, you may notice that these (very much WIP) troopers are certainly not Iron Warriors. Officially, I decided to add a bit more flavour to the blog. Unofficially, blame Robbie MacNiven.

I can’t get over the disappointment.

Not only did Andreea Iridon retire without living up to her potential or having the great career she deserved, but she got to retire during this horrible situation, with missing qualifications and having coaches say nasty things about the girls.

Do you guys remember the hopes we had for the Andreeas in 2013? Now Iridon is retiring and Munteanu is away, in Deva, maybe training on elite level, maybe not…

anonymous asked:

If Madison's parents could afford elite training, surely they could afford to send her to a good college out of pocket as well... I don't think she really "needed" the scholarship

ummmm not really tho haha elite gymnastics costs a pretty penny but going to UCLA as an out of state student costs like $60k per academic year and theres no way elite gymnastics even comes close to that, especially not with USAG stipends and stuff. also higher ed can be a financial burden even on very upper middle class families bc very few people make enough money to be able to comfortably afford sending their kid to school for 4 years with how expensive college has gotten, even with partial scholarships (even worse if you have more than one kid in college at the same time). i guess u could make the argument that if parents had spent ~$15k on private tutors and standardized test prep their kids could get a full ride to almost any state university they wanted to attend, but thats not really the point of gymnastics lmao……. like i doubt anybody enrolls their daughter in gymnastics thinking “THIS IS HER TICKET TO A FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION WOOHOO” …… like there are some college sports that honestly are hugely important to upward social mobility, where kids who arent the next heisman trophy winner or whatever still stick with the sport and remain dedicated to it so that they can get at least a partial scholarship to a decent public school, and they use the sport as sort of a job in a way, to pay for school where they otherwise would not be able to afford it, but…… gymnastics is NOT really one of those sports

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South African mercenaries’ secret war on Boko Haram

When the country of Nigeria kicked out U.S. Army Green Berets and British Army SAS recently, ostensibly because the U.S. would not supply the Nigerian Army with attack helo’s and high level intelligence, they turned to Mercenaries from South Africa to fight Boko Haram.

With their roots in South Africa apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after just three months on the ground, a squad of grizzled, ageing white mercenaries have helped to end Boko Haram’s six-long year reign of terror in northern Nigeria.

Run by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a former commander in the South African Defense Force, the group of bush warfare experts were recruited in top secrecy in January to train an elite strike group within Nigeria’s disorganised, demoralized army.

Some of the guns-for-hire cut their teeth in South Africa’s border wars 30 years ago. But their formidable fighting skills – backed by their own helicopter pilots flying combat missions – have proved decisive in helping the military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram in its north-eastern strongholds.

During apartheid, Col Barlow served with the South African Defense Force, a mainly white military unit that defended the regime against insurrection and fought border wars in neighboring Angola and what is now Namibia.

In 1989, as apartheid was beginning to crumble, he co-founded Executive Outcomes, a private military company made up of many ex-members of South Africa’s security forces. One of the first modern “private armies”, in 1995 it successfully helped the government of Sierra Leone defend itself against the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front, notorious for chopping off the arms of their enemies.

Friendly reminder that Hinata is a 16 year old who, up until now, was not blessed with god-given talent (like Kags) or intelligence (like Tsukki) or even an ideal setting in which his volleyball career could thrive. Everything he has achieved up until this point he’s achieved by demanding it and not accepting no for an answer- his entire middle school team, his partnership with Kageyama, everything. Do I agree that it’s disrespectful to barge into an elite training camp which you weren’t invited to? Absolutely. Do I think it’s appropriate for him to be kicked out? Sure. But he’s 16 years old and reckless and daring and used to being underestimated because of his short stature and childish appearance. If anything I think this was very expected and not even nearly as big of a deal as everyone’s making it out to be. With time he’ll mature and learn about professionalism and that mannerisms are important. Until then, he’s just gonna do what he wants, which is all that has gotten him to where he is now.

So please chill out and stop wishing terrible things upon a 16 year old kid who just wants to get better at volleyball lol