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Solar System: 10 Things to Know This Week

The Living Planet Edition

Whether it’s crops, forests or phytoplankton blooms in the ocean, our scientists are tracking life on Earth. Just as satellites help researchers study the atmosphere, rainfall and other physical characteristics of the planet, the ever-improving view from above allows them to study Earth’s interconnected life.

1. Life on Earth, From Space

While we (NASA) began monitoring life on land in the 1970s with the Landsat satellites, this fall marks 20 years since we’ve continuously observed all the plant life at the surface of both the land and ocean. The above animation captures the entirety of two decades of observations.

2. Watching the World Breathe

With the right tools, we can see Earth breathe. With early weather satellite data in the 1970s and ‘80s, NASA Goddard scientist Compton Tucker was able to see plants’ greening and die-back from space. He developed a way of comparing satellite data in two wavelengths.

When healthy plants are stocked with chlorophyll and ready to photosynthesize to make food (and absorb carbon dioxide), leaves absorb red light but reflect infrared light back into space. By comparing the ratio of red to infrared light, Tucker and his colleagues could quantify vegetation covering the land.

Expanding the study to the rest of the globe, the scientists could track rainy and dry seasons in Africa, see the springtime blooms in North America, and wildfires scorching forests worldwide.

3. Like Breathing? Thank Earth’s Ocean

But land is only part of the story. The ocean is home to 95 percent of Earth’s living space, covering 70 percent of the planet and stretching miles deep. At the base of the ocean’s food web is phytoplankton - tiny plants that also undergo photosynthesis to turn nutrients and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen. Phytoplankton not only feed the rest of ocean life, they absorb carbon dioxide - and produce about half the oxygen we breathe.

In the Arctic Ocean, an explosion of phytoplankton indicates change. As seasonal sea ice melts, warming waters and more sunlight will trigger a sudden, massive phytoplankton bloom that feeds birds, sea lions and newly-hatched fish. But with warming atmospheric temperatures, that bloom is now happening several weeks earlier - before the animals are in place to take advantage of it.

4. Keeping an Eye on Crops

The “greenness” measurement that scientists use to measure forests and grasslands can also be used to monitor the health of agricultural fields. By the 1980s, food security analysts were approaching NASA to see how satellite images could help with the Famine Early Warning System to identify regions at risk - a partnership that continues today.

With rainfall estimates, vegetation measurements, as well as the recent addition of soil moisture information, our scientists can help organizations like USAID direct emergency help.

The view from space can also help improve agricultural practices. A winery in California, for example, uses individual pixels of Landsat data to determine when to irrigate and how much water to use.

5. Coming Soon to the International Space Station

A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests. The instrument, called GEDI, will be the first to systematically probe the depths of the forests from space.

Another ISS instrument in development, ECOSTRESS, will study how effectively plants use water. That knowledge provided on a global scale from space will tell us “which plants are going to live or die in a future world of greater droughts,” said Josh Fisher, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and science lead for ECOSTRESS.

6. Seeing Life, From the Microscopic to Multicellular

Scientists have used our vantage from space to study changes in animal habitats, track disease outbreaks, monitor forests and even help discover a new species. Bacteria, plants, land animals, sea creatures and birds reveal a changing world.

Our Black Marble image provides a unique view of human activity. Looking at trends in our lights at night, scientists can study how cities develop over time, how lighting and activity changes during certain seasons and holidays, and even aid emergency responders during power outages caused by natural disasters.

7. Earth as Analog and Proving Ground

Just as our Mars rovers were tested in Earth’s deserts, the search for life on ocean moons in our solar system is being refined by experiments here. JPL research scientist Morgan Cable looks for life on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. She cites satellite observations of Arctic and Antarctic ice fields that are informing the planning for a future mission to Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter.

The Earth observations help researchers find ways to date the origin of jumbled, chaotic ice. “When we visit Europa, we want to go to very young places, where material from that ocean is being expressed on the surface,” she explained. “Anywhere like that, the chances of finding biomarkers goes up - if they’re there.”

8. Only One Living Planet

Today, we know of only one living planet: our own. The knowledge and tools NASA developed to study life here are among our greatest assets as we begin the search for life beyond Earth.

There are two main questions: With so many places to look, how can we home in on the places most likely to harbor life? What are the unmistakable signs of life - even if it comes in a form we don’t fully understand? In this early phase of the search, “We have to go with the only kind of life we know,” said Tony del Genio, co-lead of a new NASA interdisciplinary initiative to search for life on other worlds.

So, the focus is on liquid water. Even bacteria around deep-sea vents that don’t need sunlight to live need water. That one necessity rules out many planets that are too close or too far from their stars for water to exist, or too far from us to tell. Our Galileo and Cassini missions revealed that some moons of Jupiter and Saturn are not the dead rocks astronomers had assumed, but appear to have some conditions needed for life beneath icy surfaces.

9. Looking for Life Beyond Our Solar System

In the exoplanet (planets outside our solar system that orbit another star) world, it’s possible to calculate the range of distances for any star where orbiting planets could have liquid water. This is called the star’s habitable zone. Astronomers have already located some habitable-zone planets, and research scientist Andrew Rushby of NASA Ames Research Center is researching ways to refine the search. “An alien would spot three planets in our solar system in the habitable zone [Earth, Mars and Venus],” Rushby said, “but we know that 67 percent of those planets are not inhabited.”

He recently developed a model of Earth’s carbon cycle and combined it with other tools to study which planets in habitable zones would be the best targets to look for life, considering probable tectonic activity and water cycles. He found that larger planets are more likely than smaller ones to have surface temperatures conducive to liquid water. Other exoplanet researchers are looking for rocky worlds, and biosignatures, the chemical signs of life.

10. You Can Learn a Lot from a Dot

When humans start collecting direct images of exoplanets, even the closest ones will appear as only a handful of pixels in the detector - something like the famous “blue dot” image of Earth from Saturn. What can we learn about life on these planets from a single dot?

Stephen Kane of the University of California, Riverside, has come up with a way to answer that question by using our EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. “I’m taking these glorious pictures and collapsing them down to a single pixel or handful of pixels,” Kane explained. He runs the light through a noise filter that attempts to simulate the interference expected from an exoplanet mission. By observing how the brightness of Earth changes when mostly land is in view compared with mostly water, Kane reverse-engineers Earth’s rotation rate - something that has yet to be measured directly for exoplanets.

The most universal, most profound question about any unknown world is whether it harbors life. The quest to find life beyond Earth is just beginning, but it will be informed by the study of our own living planet.

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I may or may not have spent the past day trying to map out the Bunker.

This may have involved watching every scene in the bunker since season 8 up till current. Yes, within the last 24 hours.

I may have come to the conclusion that this is impossible.

Sam’s bedroom keeps moving where it is in the bunker. Doors appear and disappear. Doors are placed in walls where they can’t logically go anywhere. Directions are given to rooms that don’t exist. (There aren’t four doors on the left down that hall Sam I counted there just aren’t.) One room may be four separate and distinct locations. There doesn’t seem to be anything on the top of the map, yet I know of three rooms that have to be there. There’s at least one basement and one upper floor. I can’t find the stairs.

Don’t ever try to make sense of the Bunker. Save yourselves.

FIC REC

POLIS 433  by @clexa-ffau. 5k. on going. rated T. 

When Clarke moves back to her tiny hometown to raise her two-year old daughter around what family she has left, she expects to do just that, and only that. She has two jobs, full time nurse, and full time single mother. There’s no time for anything else. Not even the pretty firefighter who starts showing up unannounced at her home, looking for fires Clarke swears are a figment of everyone’s imagination. That, or a faulty security panel with a direct emergency call button to the local fire station.

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Analysis of Jikook in The SHOW behind BTS

…a.k.a throwback in late 2015 ♥

Hello, sweet Anon! :) I’m sorry I’m doing this just now. I’m not sure what exactly you meant, but I suppose it was this… gosh I’m sorry if I made an entire “analysis” for something completely else. Also I know people noticed these things long ago, but you know, I think good Jikook throwback can’t be bad. Also this is from late 2015 (I think - correct me if I’m wrong) and you know how fond I am about 2015! :D So let’s get on to it.

Jikook here, in “The SHOW” could be described as boyfriends, making up after a fight. The younger does it by circling around the older one, trying hard to make him laugh, reacting to everything he does. The older one does it by torturing poor Seokjin, using him for his weird bursts of affectionate singing and generally making Jungkook pay attention to him. Jimin just tries to look like he doesn’t give a duck, but at the same time he does everything he can just for Jungkook to come near him, so he can ignore him again, looking like cold drama queen. Jeon complies very well and as much as Jimin tries to be cool, Jungkook is more nervous, more goofy and childish than usual. Both of them remind me of me when I used to fight with my crush at high school :D

At first we see Jimin, playing with this “decorative ball” – I don’t know what other name should I give it. Jungkook’s in the back, the second Jimin starts playing with the ball he watches him and quickly figures his next steps.

In next moment he comes near, announcing that “That ball is not that heavy at all!” while smiling sheepishly. Nobody asked you tho, Jungkookie. Jimin seems like he didn’t even hear what Jungkook said. No laughing or smiling reaction, as we’re used to seeing from him. Jungkook’s attempt doesn’t work, so he puts the ball back on the table. (I feel sorry for him :<)

We catch a glimpse of Jungkook (and Jin and Hoseok) practicing Run choreo. Jungkook dances just in front of Jimin all the time – at one point he even comes less than foot away from him. But Jimin does nothing. Complete stone-cold pokerface. Again, it doesn’t have to mean something, but judging by his general attitude not only to Jungkook at other times, but to Jin on the same day (before he and Jungkook ‘made up’ :D) he was most likely pissed at Kookie.

Fast forward to Hobi, delivering water. Jungkook claims that “water from somebody else tastes the best.” These are just screen shots, but he literally turned his head towards Jimin and looked at him, as he said it. Jimin was laughing and smiling just seconds before at Hobi and Tae.

When Jungkook spoke, pokerface appeared again and he looked away. Both him and Jungkook swung their heads down, looking on the floor. JK did not say a thing after that there.

My favorite parts are coming, brace yourself, it’s hilarious. Jin struggle for his life and comfort, as Jimin uses him to make Jungkook jealous and Jungkook to make Jimin laugh. I admire this human, because if it was me, I would be cringing in the corner of room instead of handling it so well in the middle of them.

Jimin hangs out with Jin, talking about Jin’s birthday. Casual Jeon appears, trying to stick himself between the two without much success. So he stands next to Jin, when suddenly Jimin decides to be a little torturous shit to him (and poor Seokjin) and announces he’s gonna sing a song for Jin-hyung.

Jungkook just watches him. I watch Jungkook’s mouth, pressed into thin line (he’s not a fan of this whole situation, obviously.)

Jin stares at the ceiling, expression in his face calling supernatural forces for salvation. No help comes. Jungkook manages to bear whole 15 seconds of Jimin, serenading to Jin, before he interrupts him. “When’s your birthday, hyung?”

What kind of silly and completely obvious question is that? Do you mean you forgot Jin’s birthday, when most likely you all celebrated together and you live with him? It was just few days ago. Anyway he disturbs Jimin’s singing for a second, so this question was a success. Jimin touches Jin’s face, trying to gain his attention. In my opinion, he’s trying too hard. Just let it go, Jimin, Jungkook already *got* your message. Sthob it. But he doesn’t stop, no way.

Jin flinches: “Don’t touch my face!” He pushes Jimin away and explains he hates when people touch his face. Guess who’s hands touch his face the second he says it to support Jimin-hyung and make him laugh? …just guess. Yes. Jungkook’s hands are already touching Seokjin’s face, while he laughs adorably. Jimin was smiling a little before at Jin, but after Jungkook’s action + smile, he’s not smiling. Not until he touches Jin again and smiles again, this time JK left.

Jin and Jimin have this bickering argument about a gift for Jin’s birthday so Jimin decides to sing him a happy birthday song. Seokjin is obviously not very comfortable about all of this and tries to push Jimin away in his funny, non-harming way – throwing sleeves of his jacket around. Then he even pushes Jimin away weakly, while sending him away. Then he pushes him *hardly*, losing his shit. He stares at the camera seriously as he says that he’ll really do something to Jimin. Jimin can’t stop with his singing and clinging to hyung.

Koalest Koala Jimin demands Seokjin to sing him a carol. It’s payback time. Jin starts to sing and cling to Jimin too much to make him uncomfortable, too. Jimin tastes his own medicine as he struggles to get free.

Jimin now sings the carol and looks around, to his left multiple times. I’m not completely sure if he looks at Jungkook but just few moments later, just as they start with the “I LOVE YOU” song, guess who emerges from that direction? JK. Of course it’s Jungkook. He walks like a complete *boss* just in front of the lens of the camera.

Jimin very nonchalantly changes his position, now standing next to Jungkook.

Jungkook announces he made a song, too. Jin asks him what song. “I love you,” answers Kook, very creatively. Anyway they all laugh afterwards.

In the next moment poor baby Seokjin serves as a tool for Jikook, making up. Jimin looks still done with Jungkook, while he hits him with Jin’s arms/sleeves, making weird noises.

Jin complains about hard life of a hyung (I feel you, Kim Seokjin) and Jimin agrees. Jimin, you made him suffer today, you have no right to complain. Anyway Jungkook stops hitting Jimin and walks from behind Jin to see Jimin’s reaction.

Jimin probably decided that Jungkook’s efforts are too cute and it’s enough. He cames up with the message for fans. JK asks him what message and quickly looks down.

There’s like 4 seconds of silence, while Jimin (in my opinion obviously) waits for Jungkook to look him in the eyes. In the second he does that, Jimin sings “I love you.”

Just look at the bunny’s smile. Just look. My heart burst when I saw the way he smiles happily at his hyung’s singing. Finally, Jimin forgave him whatever it was he had to forgive him.

Afterwards, they’re good. Jimin is laughing and smiling again with Jungkook, dancing and fooling around.

To sum it up, they were going through some sort of fight that day, who knows what it was about? But Jimin was just being scary shady Jimin, clinging to Jin to get Jungkook’s attention and Jungkook was following them around, trying to make up with Jiminie-hyung. Thanksgod it had a happy ending.

And for the very end, I’m adding this accurate picture of inner Jimin, satisfied with himself on that day:

Hope you enjoyed, this drained me so much :D Once again: I love 2015. K, bye.

“His BP is 88/50. Isn’t that incredibly low?”

The reply they’re looking for…

What I actually say…

Clexa Aesthetics - Firefighter AU

Based on the amazing headcanons by @ecfandom

UPDATE: And now we have an amazing fic too! Go read it!

Polis 433

When Clarke moves back to her tiny hometown to raise her two-year old daughter around what family she has left, she expects to do just that, and only that. She has two jobs, full time nurse, and full time single mother. There’s no time for anything else. Not even for the pretty firefighter who starts showing up unannounced at her home, looking for fires Clarke swears are a figment of everyone’s imagination. That, or a faulty security panel with a direct emergency call button to the local fire station.

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Kind of serious about that though, it’d be an interesting topic to research. Four European cities have all developed radically different types of marijuana markets in response to its decriminalization (“coffeeshops” in Amsterdam; a public street market involved in a push-and-pull struggle with police officers in Copenhagen’s Freetown Christiania; street vendors and under-the table bar vendors in Prague; private marijuana clubs operating in a legal gray area in Barcelona), and the reason for that is not just cultural differences and historical events, but largely a result of differences in the specific way that marijuana has been decriminalized, legally.

In Barcelona, for example, marijuana markets emerged not because of direct drug decriminalization, but because of privacy laws. Marijuana is still illegal, but a court ruling made it so that marijuana laws aren’t enforceable in private areas. The privacy-based legal approach is why clubs with private memberships emerged in Barcelona, and why they advise patrons to hide any marijuana they leave the club with in their underwear (Spanish cops are constitutionally barred from feeling around or removing people’s underwear during street searches). The market was structured in a specific way by a legal loophole- the ability to do something illegal in such a way that the law can’t actually be enforced against you.

Leo - The Baby Cub Masquerading as the Lioness

I was looking through my dash before and this picture came up. It reminded me of Leo. This is the confident, illuminating and sometimes intimidating lioness who quickly retreats to lick her wounds at even perceived criticism. In Jung’s archetypes, he applies the ‘Golden Child’ to the sign of Leo that relates to charismatic leadership. With the graces and faults of the young, the Leo personality is the dominating child masquerading as the competent adult. Leos have an innate need for attention, gratification and tend to be theatrical in nature. The heart is ruled by Leo and they experience their whole lives guided by the whims of their hearts and the inner child. Their primary needs include attention and approval, and a Leo will do what it takes to secure the appreciation of his parents, friends, and anyone else around.

Leos can be dominating, and at times possessive and controlling. They are inspired by ambition and drawn to leadership roles. Leos find others naturally look to them to lead. Their innate reflex to protect the vulnerable members of society - the violated, the oppressed, children and animals coats the need for Leo to protect their own inner child. Like children, they become psychologically starved with inadequate treasuring and particularly threatened by the prospect of abandonment. A scathed Leo can react in fits of temper, verbal violence and volatile outbursts, then lament alone, disheartened, lacerated and deeply, deeply hurt. The ego of a Leo is exceptionally easy to bruise. It is rare that they will display the natural vulnerability of their nature. When they away from affectionately stroking their baby cubs in the home, the lion emerges - self assured, directive and capable. The lion is quick to defend the cub inside. Sometimes they use methods of intimidation to scare away predators and control to ensure it isn’t left vulnerable. Leos feel a deep connection to the other vulnerable children in the world, and they are drawn to roles where they can exercise protection to the most innocent.

The inner child cannot help but be cut deeply from the critiques of the adult world, but only when they are alone will Leo let that inner child have its tears. The Leo is filled with an inner world of magic, mysticism and the radiance of the sun, their view of the world is filtered through the lenses of an internal childlike awareness and appreciation. The mask of efficiency and natural leadership is one worn with ease, though their sensitivity is often severely underestimated. Leos are truly as vulnerable as children, and criticism wounds their hearts deeply. They probably won’t say anything, because even at a young age they tend to be on the private side, but it will hurt their pride and self-worth in such a way that it could cause lasting scars. It’s important to understand that their need for attention and praise is not because of conceit.  They truly need to be validated, overtly loved, and receive their energy from others.

-Cherry

I don’t know if its just me or anybody else have noticed the number on Kaneki and Touka’s face during their wedding ceremony. i don’t even know whether it’s right or not, but let’s just take a look at it, it might lead us to the possibility of something in the next chapter right ? but at the end, it all depends on how Ishida Sui wants to do it, not our prediction or else. 

Kaneki’s Face - Number 13 ( Death Tarot Card )

Death is symbolic of the ending of a major phase or aspect of your life that may bring about the beginning of something far more valuable and important. You must close one door in order to open another. You need to put the past behind you and part ways, ready to embrace new opportunities and possibilities. It may be difficult to let go of the past at times but you will soon see how important it is so that you can bring renewal and transformation into your life. If you resist these necessary endings, you may experience pain, both emotionally and physically but if you exercise your creative imagination and visualise a new possibility, you allow more constructive patterns to emerge.

The Death card contains elements of a sudden and unexpected change. You may feel as though you are caught in the path of sweeping change and cannot escape its effects. Though the immediate thought is toward the negative, an end need not mean failure. The loss could be a series of unexpected surprises that bring an end to a period of turmoil or problems. You feel you can no longer go along with the status quo and want things to change radically. Many changes are going to take place to enable a new direction to emerge.

Finally, Death is an indication that you need to learn to let go of unhealthy attachments in your life to pave the way to a fuller, more fulfilled life of deeper meaning and significance. Death teaches you to let go of outworn and outgrown ways of life and move forward. This is a perfect card to use to break a bad habit or pattern of behaviour. This is a time of eliminating excess and cutting out what is not necessary in your life. This may be a good time to purge old belongings, memories and ‘baggage’ that is getting in your way.

– REVERSED –

Death reversed typically reflects that you are on the verge of major change but for some reason, you are resisting making that change. You may be reluctant to let go of the past or you may not know how to make the change you need. You are still carrying harmful aspects from the past that may interfere with the opportunity you have for a new beginning. You are refusing to accept change and you are resisting any element of change that may arise in your life. As a result, life has stagnated and you are feeling ‘stuck’ in limbo.

Assess the way in which you are approaching change. You may find that you are in fact halting the very change that will be to your benefit. You may fear the new but rest assured the time is right to accept the new. What is important, too, is that you address and resolve whatever issues are blocking your acceptance of change as soon as you can so that you are then free to start your new journey. Pursuing your new journey now, without having resolved the past, may actually lead to unintended outcomes, so best you deal with what is preventing you from changing first.


Touka’s Face - Number 3 ( Empress Tarot Card )

The Empress shows a deep connection with our femininity. Femininity translates in many ways – beauty, sensuality, fertility, creative expression, nurturing – and is necessary in creating balance in both men and women. The Empress calls on you to connect with your feminine energy. The Empress may also indicate pregnancy or birth.

The Empress is a deeply nurturing and caring card. If you are a mother yourself, you may be exploring your ‘mother’ role even more deeply than you have before and truly appreciating the gift that has been bestowed upon you. You are blessed by maternal, protective forces or influences.

More broadly, the Empress encourages you to connect with others by nurturing, caring and supporting those around you. Find ways to support dialogue and open communication, creating a space to openly express your feelings.

The Empress indicates that the Universal energy is about to intervene in your life. It may be just enough to give you a glimpse of a miracle or it may be even more. You may or may not know whom or what brings such good fortune but the care and nurturing that will result come as no accident. What appears to be coincidental good luck may actually be the result of a series of good choices you have made. It is your turn to have things work out in your favour, to be blessed and to feel nurtured. Know that you are worthy of receiving this loving embrace.

– REVERSED –

Reversed, the Empress suggests a loss of personal power through placing too much emphasis on another person’s emotional or material needs, thus neglecting your own. The reversed position of this card deals with indecisiveness concerning others and confusion about the direction a relationship may be taking. You may also be finding it difficult to work cooperatively with others. 

In a relationship reading, the Empress reversed suggests that you are feeling very challenged because you do not have an avenue to express your true thoughts and feelings and you are obliged to bottle a lot of it up inside. You need to share your feelings with someone so that you can understand them and get in touch with your inner self. This card can also suggest a dependence on other people’s feelings, indicating that you may be playing a waiting game now to see how your partner reacts and what emotion he/she displays. It is best not to do this but instead work through your own emotions independently of him or her.

You may also be overprotective of someone you love and this is straining your relationship. Be mindful that you are not becoming a smothering, demanding mother. Are you ‘mothering’ your partner, friends, or family too much? Be careful not to overdraw on the characteristics of the upright Empress.

More generally, the Empress reversed indicates that you are feeling discontented because something is missing or lacking in your life, or because you want to find something creative, meaningful or fulfilling to do but you do not know what. The Empress reversed may also indicate issues with pregnancy, whether it is infertility or an unwanted pregnancy.

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There’s absolutely a disparity. That’s a statistical fact. Why that is, I don’t really know. I am excited, though, that there are so many wonderful women emerging now and directing.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman directed by women filmography

Developing dir. Marya Cohn - 1994
New York, I Love You dir. Mira Nair - 2008
Illusions & Mirrors dir. Shirin Neshat - 2013
A Tale of Love and Darkness dir.  Natalie Portman - 2015
Planetarium dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2016
On the Basis of Sex dir. Mimi Leder - 20??
Bronco Belle dir. Anna Rose Holmer - 20??

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Harry Styles X Reader

A/N: this was not requested but i just absolutely adore Harry and his new album and this song was one of my favorites so I thought I would write about it! Tell me what you think and if I should do some more fics for other people other than Josh and Tyler!!!

Warnings: nothing really, but is a little angsty

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Wolf Blood (Part1)

Originally posted by ky-ngsoo

» A lone wolf comes to disturb your brother’s clan. And you find yourself wanting to help him no matter what.
» Yoongi x OC x ???
» 4.6k words
» Warnings: rated M for mature scenes of combat. 


“ One last time only,“ I warned Taehyung as I closed my eyes out of exhaustion. Even though I loved to

spend time with him, I had to admit he was sometimes tiring. For hours and on, we’ve been busy, through the depth of the forest, trying to practice the thing Taehyung was struggling with the most; his smelling sense.

Taehyung smiled brightly, like the grown-up child that he was, and came closer, holding both of my shoulders to stabilize me. I didn’t mind when he bent to the level of my neck and took a deep breath. Even though I could feel his nose tickling the skin of my bare neck, I knew there was nothing inappropriate. “ I think I got it this time. “ He said excitedly with a grin. ” Go hide now. I am sure I can find you.“ 

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Did a prompt for @nervouswhispersgentlemen  Happy to :) Could you write something in the lines of Kat taking Adena out on a date and making sure Adena is super comfortable? Love the idea of Kat being on the protective side, caring for her girl. Thanks!

They had not even gotten out of the Uber yet and Kat’s hands were sweating profusely.  She had planned the entire evening out and it was already going to shit.  First, she got held up late at work with a “Twitter emergency” when her direct report tweeted the wrong date for the event and they had to manually fix everything they had just marketed.  Then, the Uber hit traffic so they were running about 45 minutes late for the reservation.  

Kat had literally done everything she could possibly do to make this night “perfect” and the universe was working against her.  She rubbed her hands against her leggings to hopefully dry her sweaty hands off before they got out of the car, but the more she felt Adena’s eyes on her the more nervous she got.  “I’m sorry,” Kat mumbled for what seemed like the 100th time in less than an hour.

“Kat, it’s fine.  The restaurant said they held the table, right?”

Kat nodded. Still not reassured though.

“See? Nothing to worry about.”

Kat was still worried though.  It was still early in their relationship and she was still new to this, and for all she knew one little mistake could ruin it all.  She should have had a little bit more faith in Adena, but her nerves always got the best of her.  

But when Adena placed her hand on Kat’s knee and gave it a small squeeze, and smiled warmly, Kat let out a breath she didn’t even realize she was holding.  

“It’s a Zagat rated place, and I heard it’s pretty good,” Kat said it shyly, but really she was proud of herself for putting so much forethought into a restaurant reservation.  

“I am sure it will be great.”

Just a small sentence, but it made Kat feel so much stronger.  All she wanted was to make sure that Adena had a good time, because every moment with Adena made Kat feel alive and she still wasn’t sure how to convey that to Adena or to repay that feeling.  Is that even something you repay someone for?

When the Uber stopped Kat practically jumped out to make sure she helped Adena out of the Uber and hurriedly thanked the driver, before grabbing Adena’s hand and ushering her towards the restaurant.  Sweaty hands be damned.  

It was more crowded than Kat was expecting.  And louder.  And immediately Kat was disappointed and annoyed.  She was still figuring out Adena’s like and dislikes, but she knew Adena liked quieter, intimate places where the two could talk.  “Oh man…” Kat audibly sighed.

“What’s wrong?” Adena turned to her, as they waited for the hostess to get to them.  

“I just didn’t think it would be so loud.  We could go somewhere else if you want?”

“It’s fine, Kat,” once again Adena squeezed Kat’s hand reassuring and smiled gently.  Kat sighed and tried to trust Adena and not be in her own head so much.  

When they sat down and got the menus, though, Kat’s stomach sank when she saw a completely different menu that was on their website.  Part of why she picked the restaurant was their wide selection of vegetarian options, and she wanted to be considerate of Adena’s dietary needs.  Yet here they were with chicken and beef and two salad choices.  “You are kidding me,” Kat put the menu down, completely frustrated.

Adena looked up over her menu and quirked an eyebrow at Kat.  “What?”

“It’s just all wrong,” Kat then put her head in her hands on the table and groaned loudly.  

“Hey,” Adena said softly as she put her menu down.  “What’s going on with you tonight? Talk to me.” Adena reached across the table and grabbed Kat’s hand.  

“I just…” Kat lifted up her head and was met with the kindest brown eyes, and she wanted to cry. “I just wanted this to perfect.  And it’s all going wrong. The Uber hit traffic. The place is like, popular or something now, and their Yelp was clearly wrong about the atmosphere and then they changed the menu.”  Kat rambled and grabbed the menu to show Adena. “It doesn’t even have hummus on here!” Kat plopped the menu down, completely annoyed.  And Adena looked at her, as she pouted and felt like a 5 year old throwing a tantrum, with sympathetic eyes and lopsided smile. Adena gave her a moment to stew in her frustration before finally speaking.

“Kat?” And it was something about the way that Adena said her name, or something about how Adena was rubbing circles on Kat’s hand with her thumb, but Kat lost all breath and thought process as she stared back at Adena, and she forgot what she was even so upset about.  “We are together, no?”

Kat narrowed her eyes, not fully understanding the question, but nodded slightly.

Adena playfully smiled and gave her hand another squeeze. “Then it’s already a perfect night. No Zagat rated place or Yelp or even a lack of hummus changes that. Okay?”

“Okay.” And Kat breathed out, not realizing just how much she needed to hear Adena say that, and not realizing just how right Adena was.  She didn’t need to repay Adena for anything, she didn’t need to make anything perfect.

Everything already was perfect, she just had to let herself relax enough to feel it.

Giant: Ch. 13

Sunshine on my back
Is the only kind I lack
Sunshine in my brain
Is the lonely kind of pain

Come spring, the city was unrecognizable. The entirety of it was filled with people who ditched their parkas and winter garb in favor of soaking up the sun and the breeze and all manner of beautiful weather that made its way to the city. Gone was the slush and the salt, gone was the humdrum days of grey skies and chills that made bones ache and skin crack. Replacing it was that breath of life that is felt through every subway tunnel and sidewalk, that everyone has a bit of a different rhythm to their hearts again. It was the perfect kind of day.

And then Kara got the call.

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Sexy Doctor (JEY USO)

Originally posted by thehardyboyz

For @fandom-imaginez-gallor14

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Reader gets hurt really bad during her match and Jey Uso takes care of her after. Prompting Reader to nickname him Sexy Doctor: FLUFF

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Warnings: NONE

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“Y/N still hasn’t gotten up.” A Raw commentator, commented looking on as Y/N was still laid out, outside of the ring.

The referee motioned with his hands, directing the emergency medical staff over to Y/N’s side.

“Do you think this could be the last of Y/N?”

Let’s hope not, Y/N thought to herself.

It was amazing that as the pain surged through her body she only wanted to stand up and finish the match, but she knew she couldn’t.

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Jey watched intently as his girlfriend’s eyes slowly fluttered open.

Then watched as she quickly closed them.

Probaly from the bright lights, Jey told himself.

“Babe…” He whispered rubbing her hand, while he sat in the chair he’s been in since they admitted her.

He hasn’t moved in over an hour.

Just sitting her waiting for his girlfriend to come to.

“Hmm…” She groaned as her eyes opened again, and stayed open.

Jey leaned over giving her a soft kiss on her head. “You okay? You know where you’re at?”

Jey didn’t mean to throw question after question at her but he was worried.

She’s been out for hours and even though he reassured himself she’ll be up soon, well tried, a part of him knew it could’ve been longer.

“Hospital…?” Y/N slowly got out I’m a dry raspy voice, while trying to sit up.

“Hey. No.” Jey said cautiously. “Just lay back.”

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Y/N sighed laying back down.

“What happened? She asked.

She just assumed it had to be bad, if it put her in a hospital.

“You took a bad fall outside the ring, and was out for a while…”

She listened on as Jey explained while trailing off.

“And?”

“You got a slight concussion.” Jey finished after she urged him.

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A couple days later Y/N was finally home.

Where she wanted to be.

And thank goodness too, because she had a major hospital phobia.

Weird, maybe but she just likes to avoid them at all costs.

“Im gonna miss this babe.” She said looking at Jey.

He looked over at her curiously. “Miss what?”

“Having my sexy doctor around. Duh.” Y/N said with a little giggle. “You take care of me so well.”

Jey smiled, and leaned over giving her a kiss. “I’m gonna miss taking care of my sexy patient.”

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Sutures

pairing: Gaara/Sakura with some Neji/Sakura

summary: ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ But just about everything is a possible enemy in a zombie apocalypse. Sakura crosses paths with a particular thief once more and has an unexpectedly pleasant night, trapped in a condemned building’s basement. 

notes: i’m like 3 hours late for @vesperlionheart and @thefreckledone fluff friday, enemy prompt, but eeeeyyyy better late than never. some fluff in a pretty grim setting hello did you know i have a zombie apocalypse au (i have a couple other drabbles set in this universe that i wanna write one day)


Konoha had been more of a tourist destination – a vacation retreat – than an actual town. With the large fortress and temple, the meticulously cared for gardens, hot spring, multitude of places to eat, and the tall, sturdy, stone wall that encircled the village, tucked away in the middle of the forest, it all seemed like something out of a folk tale.

In the end, it was the wall that saved them.

When people first started to get sick, the townsfolk didn’t think much of it and simply cared for their ill as best as they could, slowly becoming more worried as they listened to the news that an epidemic had spread across Japan.

Had spread across the world.

When communications to the outside went down and those who had fallen ill began to… react, there was mass panic throughout the country.

It was that tall wall - strong and stone and unrelenting - that kept the walking corpses out and the people of Konoha safe.

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For Asgard (Chapter 7/?)

The thunder and bolts of lightning are getting dangerously closer to your campground, but then they stop altogether. You keep twisting your head around to keep an eye on your surroundings, waiting for something to emerge. Someone.

In the direction in which you ascended the mountain, you hear the rustling of leaves and twigs snapping. Out from the bushes appears a big, incredibly muscled, blond man.

Thor.

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“We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.“

Ability: Emergency Exit (Switches out when it reaches ½ or less of its maximum HP)  
Nature: Adamant(+Atk, -Sp. Atk)
Item: Choice Scarf/Leftovers
Moves:
First Impression (Evolve)
Liquidation (Level 48)
Leech Life (TM 28)
Aqua Jet (Egg Move)
EVs: 252 Def, 252 Atk, 4 Sp Def 

Most Pokemon get a few options for Abilities which opens up numerous set possibilities for them to use. Not Golisopod. Emergency Exit is the only Ability Golisopod has access too, so all sets should keep that in mind.

Liquidation is chosen over Waterfall due to its 5 base power lead over Waterfall and a chance to lower the Defense of the opposing Pokemon, allowing for a follow-up Aqua Jet.

Leech Life works fantastically for Golisopod as it’s a reliable way to get HP back regularly and get more use out of Emergency Exit.

The main choice you want to make is whether to run a Choice Scarf or Leftovers. The Choice Scarf will let Golisopod do formidable damage to anything not resisting it but Leftovers can help push Golisopod ’s HP back above 50% and subsequently allow Emergency Exit to be used again. If you want to run Leftovers consider maxing HP EVs to get the most HP recovery possible from the Leftovers.

Be careful running First Impression and Choice Scarf. If you estimate an attack incorrectly and don’t either KO your opponent or get forced to switch out due to Emergency Exit then Golisopod will be stuck on the battlefield locked into a move it can’t use since First Impression can only be used on the first turn a Pokemon enters the field. The Choice Scarf/First Impression works really well if   Golisopod is on its last legs and likely getting knocked out anyway, but otherwise, Leftovers will be more reliable.

Like 90% of the 7th generation, Golisopod’s abysmal Speed stat makes it a decent option for a Trick Room team. Just remember to get its Speed IV as low as possible if you plan to run a Golisopod in this way. If you do, consider using Waterfall instead of Liquidation since Waterfall has a chance to flinch enemy Pokemon.