endangered person

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you feel the same way but I get a little upset when I tell people I want to be a zoo vet and they say something like "well animals shouldn't be in zoos. So you want to cage animals?" They don't understand that NO I don't want it to be necessary for zoos to exist because animals are going extinct. But they are and they need help. And I'm determined as hell to work at a zoo to strive for more animals to live in the wild. Have you ever encountered this?

Try not to get upset by their misinformation, and consider it practice to develop a spiel for educating people that still think zoos look like this:

Instead of the modern iteration of zoos, which look more like this:

(Colour image from the Werribee Open Range Zoo, where the herbivores are all in massive paddocks and you get driven to them in a bus)

I used to say that I was interested in animal theriogenology, particularly for endangered canids. Your average person doesn’t necessarily know what that means and the phrase doesn’t contain any of the buzz words that will encourage and anti-zoo rhetoric.

Anti-zoo, anti-vaxxers and a bunch of people at the extremes of many movements are best described as zealots. They’re not here for a discussion, they’re here to convert you to their way of thinking with the rhetoric they’ve been fed, or brow beat you into submission. Working in a zoo is one way to guarantee you will encounter anti-zoo people on a regular basis, so consider these people practice. If they’re reasonable, they will be able to judge provided evidence for themselves. If they’re already zealots, they’re a waste of energy.

Unfortunately, our career means you have to get used to people who have strong, often hateful, often unfounded opinions about animals based on whatever propaganda they found on the internet. But fortunately, we are equipped with the knowledge and position to educate them.

I’m sure there are a bunch of zoo workers on Tumblr. Perhaps @why-animals-do-the-thing can point you in the right direction.

Endangered language moodboard-Cypriot Arabic

Cypriot Arabic is a dialect of Arabic spoken only in Cyprus by the Maronite community that has existed on the island since the 10th century when people from modern-day Lebanon and Syria arrived on Cyprus. (This is a different community than modern-day Lebanese immigrants to Cyprus). Cypriot Arabic is an official minority language of Cyprus, along with Armenian. It is considered critically endangered as it only has a few thousand speakers and is expected to die out within the next one or two generations. Although efforts have been made to preserve the language, the community became fragmented after being displaced during the Turkish invasion of 1974. Prior to ‘74, there were four Maronite villages in North Cyprus, Kormakitis, Asomatos, Karpashia, and Ayia Marina. Today, these villages are mostly abandoned, although one holds a small number of enclaved persons. Despite past assassinations of enclaved persons, in January the Cypriot government approved the applications of 120 Maronites requesting to be resettled in their native villages. Members of the Maronite community hope for reunification of Cyprus in order to resolve the fragmentation that has endangered their language, and consider reestablishment of the four Maronite villages in occupied Cyprus to be essential to preserving Cypriot Arabic. @useless-lebanonfacts

Herbs and their (many) uses

For January, week 2 of the 2016 Grimoire Challenge - An alphabetical list of herbs I have on hand at the moment, as well as their practical and magical uses, and some warnings about certain herbs. (Please note that a lack of warnings on an herb doesn’t mean it’s perfectly safe to use! Check all the warnings before using any unfamiliar herbs.)

Common correspondences mostly compiled from Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs bc it’s awesome.

HERBS

  • Allspice
    • personal - energetic, versatile, fiery
    • common - money, luck, healing, fiery
  • Astralagus
    • personal - soothing, focusing, airy
    • common - grounding, protective, airy
  • Basil
    • personal - luck, money, protection, earthy
    • common - love, purification, wealth, fiery
  • Bay Leaves
    • personal - protection, luck, fiery
    • common - blessings, exorcism, strength, fiery
  • Calendula
    • personal - soothing, healing, protective, watery
    • common - protection, psychic power, fiery
    • medical - anti-inflammatory, use for minor wounds, abrasions, rashes
  • Chamomile
    • personal - soothing, calming, watery
    • common - money, sleep, love, purification, watery
    • medical - anti-inflammatory, soothing, indigestion, anti-anxiety, cramps
  • Cinnamon
    • personal - energetic, luck, confidence, success, fiery
    • common - love, luck, happiness, spirituality, success, healing, psychic powers, protection
  • Clove
    • personal - energetic, protective, luck
    • common - luck, prosperity, friendship, love, fiery
    • medical - antiseptic, acne, toothaches (oil)
  • Eucalyptus
    • personal - cooling, calming, healing, watery
    • common - healing, protection, watery
    • warnings - essen. oil is very strong! dilute well
  • Fennel Seed
    • personal - luck
    • common - confidence, protection, healing, fiery
  • Feverfew
    • personal - calming, soothing 
    • common - protection, watery 
    • medical - cramps, inflammation & infection 
    • warnings - pregnant people should not take this! 
  • Hibiscus
    • personal - vibrant, energetic, love, fiery 
    • common - love, lust, divination 
  • Lavender 
    • personal - calming, soothing, purifying, cleansing, watery 
    • common - cleansing, sleep, protection, purification, happiness, peace, airy 
    • medical - antibacterial, bug bites 
  • Marshmallow Root
    • personal - steadying, smoothing earthy 
    • common - protection, psychic power, watery 
    • medical - antibacterial, lots of mucilage, good for bug bites 
  • Mugwort
    • personal - good for smoking! 
    • common - divination, astral travel 
    • warnings - psychoactive, contains thujone 
  • Nutmeg
    • personal - energetic, sturdy, earthy 
    • common - luck, money, health, fidelity, fiery 
  • Palo Santo
    • personal - sacred, consecrating 
    • common - cleansing, sanctifying, purifying, 
    • palo santo is endangered 
  • Passion Flower 
    • personal - love, lust 
    • common - peace, sleep, friendships, watery 
  • Peppermint
    • personal - soothing, calming, healing 
    • common - healing, prosperity, protection, consecrating, sleep, fiery 
  • Rosemary
    • personal - memory, focus, mental ability, cleansing, versatile
    • common - memory, purification, healing, ward off nightmares, fiery
    • medical - memory improvement 
  • White Sage
    • personal - cleansing 
    • common - cleansing, purifying, wisdom, airy 
    • white sage is endangered 
  • St. John’s Wort
    • personal - uplifting, lightening 
    • common - health, protection, strength, love, happiness, fiery 
    • warning - can increase serotonin levels; check for other interactions
  • Star Anise
    • personal - psychic development, luck, success 
    • common - protection, divination, lust, airy 
  • Thyme
    • personal - strength, courage, endurance, psychic development
    • common - strength, courage, ward off nightmares, luck, psychic development, watery 
  • Witch Hazel
    • personal - cleansing, clarifying 
    • common - protection, calming of passion, fiery 
    • medical - astringent (makes a great toner)
Uchiha Family Analysis Episode 22

I wanted to not post anything until the next episode and then I was going to post an analysis of Gaiden but everybody has been so sweet with the messages and comments, I wanted to just leave a short analysis for episode 22. Thank you so much for all the love ❤️❤️ Let’s start off with Mamakura in this scene…

My interpretation of this scene was that Sakura is coming to her own realization and understanding of her daughter’s emotional trauma in regards to Sasuke. She always knew Sarada was struggling with the fact that she knew little about her dad and the trauma she must have experience with activating her Sharingan at a young age, but she always believed that Sarada would come to realize with time the depth of her dad’s love because they are “connected” by love. In the flashback, she adorably imitates Sasuke’s voice and phrasing by poking Sarada’s forehead telling her “I’ll tell you next time.” When Shin mentions that the bond between a child and parent is merely just a genetic transmission to promote evolution, Sakura vehemently denies it because she believes that “feelings of love” creates a connection not blood just as the rest of Team 7, Sasuke and Naruto, have learned. However, she is realizing that by keeping things secretive regarding Sasuke in order to protect her, Sarada could have misunderstand her bond with Sasuke just as Shin is.  Despite being told how much her dad cares about her, it is hard for a child to understand “feelings of love.” It would be understandable for Sarada to feel an empty “blood connection” rather than the “feelings of love” connection Sakura herself feels towards Sasuke.  Sakura now realizes that she needs to show this “feelings of love” connection to Sarada and show her first-hand how connected her and Sasuke really are. (The battle scene better be EPIC!)

Side Note: I am just gushing over how adorable our little Uchiha princess looks in this scene and Sakura rightly deserves the most beautiful kunochi title IMO.

Now to the next scene. SP this scene was not needed because we get Sasuke and there are so many more valuable CANON parts to animate, but if you are going to give me lemons I will try to make lemonade out of it. @hope2findthelight 😉 😉 😉

I’m going to interpret this scene positively and say that SP included it in order to further highlight how an aspect of her father’s personality that Sarada needs to learn is that Sasuke’s words sometimes don’t match his actions. In the first photo, you could obviously see the distress on his face, which Naruto understands well being well-versed with his method of communication, but Sarada knows little about her father’s personality. Sasuke is not a man of words, but rather a man of action and silent communication. He doesn’t need to react and openly display or express his worry. This ties into this feelings towards Sakura and how they are connected by feelings of love and how one simple look is worth thousands of words in expressing their longing, love, and understanding. Additionally, some part of Sasuke might believe that he is teaching Sarada a valuable lesson regarding the Shinobi way and to not get too caught in your feelings and an even bigger part of him wants Sarada to not be anxious in regards to her mother like how he was hiding his mission to avoid causing her anxiety. He even refuses to take her along until Naruto reminds him that she is safer with them. With no traces of Sakura known, it is more efficient to focus on getting Sakura back as soon as possible with a rational and level head rather than emotionally reacting uselessly. Obviously, his words don’t fully match his actions because he tends to be a bit “careless” in his Shinobi way due to his emotional feelings or as Naruto put it best…

I find it HILARIOUS how desperate and hurried Sasuke is about finding Sakura, but at the same time he is confident about her abilities to take down any enemy she is confronted with. The guy is so desperate that he doesn’t notice anything else happening around him, like when Sarada ran off with Naruto only to return with a dirty look for him (Naruto gave him one too). I swear if Sarada and Naruto didn’t get on his Susanoo, I am confident he would have left without them. However, I have to say that I am so salty about SP not including the line where he mentions that Sakura would have “tidied up the place” by the time they got to her, but I am appreciative that we at least got “my wife is not weak.” I mean nothing in the line came as a surprise to us because we always knew that Sasuke believed in Sakura’s abilities even before she was aware of them herself such as back in their Genin days and his knowing smirk after she displayed her full power in Shippuden. However, I just loved how he threw it in Orochimaru’s smug face…it was so satisfying. Sasuke was being so abrupt and brusque with his questioning that even the great Orochimaru seemed so insulted by his lack of manners. What he fails to realize is that there is no room for manners when Sasuke’s WIFE is missing. My wife my wife Sasuke was just perfect in this episode.  😂 😂

Just see how reacts in this scene…

You can see Sasuke straining to keep calm and be rational, but he struggles because he is overcome by anger towards the person who endangered his child and wife. He is downright threatening Orochimaru and cannot contain his anger. The last screenshot is interesting to me because it connects with a parallel theme throughout the manga and anime in which whenever Sasuke is in danger of expressing his true emotions, his facial expressions are concealed. We are not allowed to see his emotions as viewers because Sasuke the character will not show it to us. It is my absolute favorite parallel.

See here…

And even in the last episode when he was discussing Sarada. He tells Naruto that he won’t regret keeping Sarada in the dark if it means that her future will be bright. However, his facial expression is hidden from us immediately after because he knows he will regret it but doesn’t have a choice in order to protect her.

Or in this scene when Sakura walks passed him. His face his hidden from us again because he is concealing the regret he feels in not being able to comfort his daughter and be honest with her. (Sakura is concealing some emotions of her own in this scene…she must have unfortunately picked up the Uchiha way 😂 )

Side Note: This image CRACKS. ME.UP. Just imagine if Cho Cho was there when Sasuke was under the curse. She would just been shoving chips in his face as he is laughing maniacally and planning to destroy the world. Cho Cho needed to be in Shippuden.  😂

Lastly, the DNA test scene. Sarada just broke my heart and her VA is doing an AMAZING job in expressing the conflicting feelings towards her parents Sarada is experiencing. However, what I enjoy most about this scene is how Naruto and Sarada share a common connection here regarding their feelings of loss and loneliness.

Naruto sees himself in Sarada. In the last episode, he tells Sasuke…

Undoubtedly, he must be referring to himself and how Jiraiya protected him from the shadows. He knows personally the pain and loneliness Sarada will feel because Sasuke is essentially doing the same thing.

And it is in this scene where Naruto imparts the most important message he learned and imparted to those around him throughout the whole show especially to Sasuke and now to his one and only daughter. This message IMO defines the Sasusaku connection, Team 7, and essentially embodies Naruto’s character…

This is what makes Gaiden so beautiful to me. Even among all the unnecessary drama, it’s true message is about Sakura, Sasuke and Naruto all trying to teach Sarada that feelings of love are the only connection you really need. They all learned about this connection from being part of Team 7 and they want to impart this lesson to Sarada who represents one aspect of each member of Team 7: Sasuke and Sakura’s love and Naruto’s dream.

Sakura, by being the amazing mom she is, has been teaching her all along that feelings of love is what creates a connection. That’s why Sarada realizes that she cannot leave her mother and needs to save her because feelings of love connect them even if blood doesn’t (she is obviously misunderstanding the blood connection). In the next episode, Sarada will learn this lesson about how people are connected by feelings of love despite distances whether it be a physical distance like with Sasuke or a biological distance as she believes currently with Sakura. Sarada will learn about her connection to her dad through the connection she has formed all along with her mom.

A Lion in the Wolf’s Den

Hey, everyone! First and foremost, I want to wish a happy birthday to my wonderful friend Jenn, @sweetorganza!!!! I love you, Jenn, and hope this day and weekend are full of fun and friends and love

Nothing can top the amazing gift Jenn made for me, but a while back she asked for a fic featuring jealous Jon. This is a plot point that a lot of other, lovely fics have featured! But instead of Jorah or Daario, I’ve decided to throw Jaime into the mix to add some drama surrounding one of my favorite characters and maybe offer something a little new/different >;)

This fic is only the first part of what will be a 3 or 5-part mini-series, but I just wanted to post a small taste in honor of Jenn’s birthday today. This is completely unbeta’d and super angsty but I hope you guys like this opening bit! Let me know whatcha think. Enjoy!


It was not long after the meeting at the Dragonpit that Jaime Lannister made the long journey up the Kingsroad alone to pledge himself to Queen Daenerys. Everyone had been surprised at his arrival, but the real shock came when Dany accepted his pledge and welcomed the Kingslayer into her service.

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The Cost of Justice (Archie x Reader)

200 Writing Prompts: Number 15 with KJ or Archie? :) you are a great writer (Idk if you do KJ/Archie or if you just do Jughead/Cole so it’s ok if you do it with Jug or Cole instead) thank you ❤ –Anonymous

Imagine: In the hunt for his father’s killer, Archie takes the investigation too far, endangering the one person he had left.


Archie Andrews was never the same since his father’s murder in Pop’s that fateful morning. He cut off all connection with his friends (”possible suspects,” he muttered), quitting the football team and electing to finish his sophomore year online. He even forged documents to make it appear as though his mother took guardianship of him and was living in Riverdale. Nothing would stand in his way of finding the criminal who did this.

Nothing except you.


After the fiasco with Miss Grundy, and the fiasco with Valerie, Archie Andrews found himself without a musical partner. He sometimes observed you playing various instruments in a practice room, and asked if you would meet with him once a week to work on song ideas. You’d heard the rumors about him, but it seemed innocent enough. You knew he was borderline-dating Veronica Lodge, anyhow. Archie was nice and had very creative ideas, and your musical sessions quickly became one of the highlights of your boorish week.

After weeks of many unanswered phone calls and texts, you decided to visit his house to see if your partnership would continue. Walking into the Andrews residence to see Archie sitting on the floor of his hallway, surrounded by newspaper clippings and empty beer bottles was not what you expected.

“…Archie?“ You whispered, setting down your guitar in the entryway.

Archie looked up at you with the saddest eyes in the world. “Is it okay if we raincheck this week?”

Used to taking care of your drunken father, you went to work cleaning up the beer bottles and scooping Archie up off the floor. Damn, that boy was heavy. And smelly.

Guiding him to the kitchen table, you told him to explain everything. And explain everything, he did.


You went from being Archie’s harmonizing voice to being his deputy detective. You helped him collect articles, testimonies, photographs, and records (some illegally) and hung them in his living room a la Jughead’s “murder board”. You helped him interview suspects–no one batted an eye towards a high schooler with no big family connections, doing a slice of life essay for her Riverdale Town History class. You craved adventure, and found yourself becoming increasingly obsessed with the investigation.

Soon enough, you found your role in Archie’s investigation growing to more than that of a partner.

“Another dead end,” Archie said with an exasperated sigh. He buried his head in his hands, resting it on the diner table. You stared down at him in pity. After a particularly nasty argument, you’d confiscated all of the alcohol in his house, forcing him to vow not to drink if you were to continue being his partner. He was emotionally exhausted and physically withdrawing.

“Don’t worry, Archie,” you said with a smile. “I won’t give up until we find who did this.”

Archie took your hands in his, kissing your fingers. “I don’t know what I would do without you.”

 A blush heated your face, and you looked back and forth to see if anyone had caught the small display of affection.

Sitting across the restaurant, Veronica Lodge glared at you with a look that could kill.


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Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - October 20th, 2017

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

The Life They Knew multi-chapter by @bytemegeekette - AU - Olicity - Felicity loved watching the happy life that her best friend had built for herself. Oliver watched his best friend reach every milestone he himself feared. An unexpected tragedy thrusts their lives together in a way neither could imagine. Could they over come their hate for each other to help fulfill the last wishes of their best friends. Loosely inspired by the movie ‘Life as We Know It http://archiveofourown.org/works/4944559/chapters/11349703

May I Be Your Shield multi-chapter by @aussieforgood and @ghostfoxlovely - She could always tell him about her day. She could always tell him anything. Except she didn’t. The woman closest to him was keeping the biggest secret of all; a dark secret, a dangerous secret. Felicity Smoak is not safe, that much is true, but whether Oliver can save her from that is another matter. Sooner or later, we find out exactly how far we’ll go to protect the person we love most. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5721514/chapters/13182745

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. YOU NEED THIS STORY IN YOUR LIFE. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3912157/chapters/8757172

Waiting by the Phone by @felicityollies - Oliver and Felicity have taken to having phone calls every night before bed. Some of them are steamier than others. https://archiveofourown.org/works/12351333

6x01 Post Episode Fic by @anthfan - What takes places right after the credits roll, Part 1: http://anthfan.tumblr.com/post/166373524542/6x01-post-ep-fic and Part 2: http://anthfan.tumblr.com/post/166569312432/post-6x01-fic-part-2

If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right) multi-chapter by @smkkbert - They live in a society where the Ministry for Procreation decides who you get to marry. Once you get the letter with the contact details of your partner, you are supposed to marry within few months. Sexual relationships with any other partner are forbidden, even before you receive the contact details. Everyone who disobeys that law will be punished brutally.  Oliver and Nyssa have come to terms with that. Although they are married, Nyssa can secretly be with Sara, and Oliver can do whatever he wants to do. When Oliver decides to make changes, he falls madly in love with Felicity. Therefore, his life takes a pleasant turn because although they cannot publicly be together, at least they can be in secret. Things soon get complicated, though, when Felicity receives a letter that shall change her life. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11847900/chapters/26747613

Trust Me multi-chapter by @felicityollies - When a prostitute meets the perfect client, she has to remind herself that there’s no room for getting close to someone in her line of work. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8487226/chapters/22503983

Dear Hopeless by @wherethereissmoak - Through letters, Oliver and Felicity have a connection before they ever officially meet. This was written for ME! I’m beyond flattered!! IT IS A MUST READ!! https://archiveofourown.org/works/12369144

Zip by @someonesaidcake - Her dress has a zip. A zip that goes all….the….way….down. Set just before 6x01. That purple dress is stunning, gorgeous and Oliver has seen it before….https://archiveofourown.org/works/12370095

Finding Felicity by @lynn8828 - Because I still need to see this on the show…. 6x01 didn’t show us Oliver finding Felicity on Lian Yu and I was really looking forward to it. https://lynn8828.tumblr.com/post/166439559401/finding-felicity-because-i-still-need-to-see-this

(Don’t) Let Me Go multi-chapter by @emmilynestill - Felicity told him to let her go, but even when Oliver tried, it didn’t seem to be something he was capable of. In the end, there would be nothing in the world Felicity was more grateful for. Weaving in and out of the final four episodes of Season 5 and beyond, follow Oliver and Felicity’s emotional journey back to one another, one step at a time. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11591223/chapters/26051715

I Just Need to Hear Your Voice by @alanna-the-lionheart - Coda to 6x01 (takes place at some point in the near future). In an attempt to slowly rebuild their relationship without complicating William’s life, Oliver and Felicity get in the habit of calling each other every night. Sometimes they watch TV together. Sometimes they discuss Team Arrow business. Most nights they just talk about their days. But then sometimes the nightmares come…and all they really want is to hear the other’s voice. This is one of those nights. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12368517

Our Version of Events multi-chapter by @machawicket and @geneeste - Action star Ollie Queen is trying to clean up his image and land parts that require him to do more than appear shirtless while fighting stuntmen. Pop star Felicity Smoak wants to be seen as an adult in time for the release of her new, grittier album. And talent manager John Diggle’s got an idea about what coverage of Oliver and Felicity’s brand new (and totally fake) romance could do for them both. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8025382/chapters/18375349

Little Flowers of Eloquence multi-chapter by @dettiot - After two bad relationships, Felicity Smoak has accepted that she’s not physically attractive to men.  That doesn’t mean her life isn’t good, but her friends make her realize that something is missing.  Something that might be fixed if she gives a chance to a certain newly-back-from-the-dead ex-playboy …https://archiveofourown.org/works/5783689/chapters/13329190

Why Don’t Men Ever Listen? by @writewithurheart - AU Felicity tells Sara about an encounter with Ray Palmer and her Mystery Man. http://writewithurheart.tumblr.com/post/166452289044/birthday-prompt-why-dont-men-ever-listen

Between Love and Skate multi-chapter by @dettiot - After an injury ends his chances for a career in professional hockey, Oliver Queen doesn’t know what he’s going to do.  And then he gets an offer to become a figure skater and partner with a beautiful, babbling blonde skater: Felicity Smoak.  With a gold medal at the Olympics on the line, can love stick its landing? http://archiveofourown.org/works/3343235/chapters/7313252

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Radiate or Drain by @turtlejustice - Post 5x17 fic http://archiveofourown.org/works/12384441

Baby’s First Salmon Ladder by @muslimsmoak - Little tommy queen inherited his father’s athleticism and that’s not a good thing. Especially when his mother felicity is trying to multitask managing the comms and watching her son in the bunker. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12382086

Shattered into Pieces multi-chapter by @diggo26 - Having to blow up the Foundry and last minute Oliver goes back in having forgot “something”…BUT it turned into a speculation/spoiler for 3x19 http://archiveofourown.org/works/3557969/chapters/7835702

South of the Equator multi-chapter by @charlinert -  A young teacher from Boston will do anything in her power to ensure that her upliftment project goes ahead, when the ground of a small farm school is threatened to be sold to a buyer who has no interest in her project. Oliver Queen, movie director of Queen Studios volunteers to do a documentary on upliftment work in a small farm town to put as much distance as possible between women, love and his broken heart. Oliver and Felicity’s paths cross 9000 miles from home, when their worlds come crashing in the heart of Southern Africa. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11568378/chapters/25990497

Pink on Green: Why do you keep her around? by @sssssssim - Oliver overhears Laurel being mean to Felicity and has had enough http://archiveofourown.org/works/1414105/chapters/3743612

Nightmare by @geneshaven - Felicity joins Oliver and William for the evening. https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/166518679404/nightmare

Better Together by @adiwriting - Oliver and Felicity attend a middle school dance http://adiwriting.tumblr.com/post/166519844071/fic-better-together

Thursday multi-chapter by @someonesaidcake - There is something about the girl next door that Oliver Queen is only now noticing… Felicity is moving to college just down the road from where Oliver is a senior.  He suddenly becomes very protective of the girl next door.  Thursday night dinners might not ever be the same again. This story gets better and better! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10688658/chapters/23670255

Blood Hands multi-chapter by @dust2dust34 - When new Bratva business comes to Starling City, it brings Oliver’s past with the brotherhood into sharp, ugly focus. But when it strikes too close to home, endangering the one person he never wanted that darkness to touch, he finds out his and Felicity’s pasts are more tangled than he could have ever imagined. (Set between 2x06 and 2x07) http://archiveofourown.org/works/3628926/chapters/8013672

Love and Little Cupcakes multi-chapter by @xtina-lynn - Felicity loved sweets so much that she paid no attention to her love life. Until Thea Queen came into her store wanting fabulous cupcakes for her sixteenth birthday. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12400539/chapters/28216053

On-Call for Christmas by LoisLane89 - Short Christmas fic I forgot I wrote a while back and just found. - Felicity is working the emergency call line of the QC IT Department and gets called to her boss’s house. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12407439

First Impressions multi-chapter by @entersomethingcleverhere - Modern Pride and Prejudice AU: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a great intellect must be in want of job that requires its use.” But Felicity Smoak seemed stuck in the quiet beach town of Hertfordshire forever. Will the handsome summer tourist and his snobby best friend save her from another season of boredom or will Oliver Queen’s stuck up attitude make Felicity want to strangle him before it’s even over? http://archiveofourown.org/works/6033276/chapters/13834785

What Might Happen by @dust2dust34 - 6x03 spoiler fic http://dust2dust34.tumblr.com/post/166557840799/what-might-happen-is-this-felicity-stared

It’s Going Down in Ivy Town by @jsevick - NSFW, Oliver and Felicity have fun in an Ivy Town hotel room.http://jsevick.tumblr.com/post/166582904437/just-reread-some-of-your-fever-dreams-smut-and

Oliver’s Journal: November 1st, 2017 by @geneshaven - post 6x03 spoiler fic https://geneshaven.tumblr.com/post/166586483544/olivers-journal

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Look…necromancers who luv skulls and shit r cool i’m not invalidating that, i think its a cool aesthetic to have.
I’m just saying, consider necromancers that surround themselves with rare plants and extinct creatures they’ve brought back to life and when you step into their space theres something so otherworldly about it you feel like you’ve traversed into a foreign world. You see plants you’ve never seen, flowers you’ve never smelled, creatures you thought only existed in historical texts.

ENDANGERED SPECIES (interview series)

Gentleman’s Essentials is a virtues based lifestyle home and daily source of inspiration for gentlemen by gentlemen. Our objective is to uphold certain values and virtues which a gentleman is known for. To portrait the ways and lifestyle of a gentleman is what Gentleman’s Essentials is about.

In the busy, time-poor society of today, sometimes it is a little too easy to forget the importance of courtesy, respect, consideration and manners. In this interview series we will highlight personalities “Endangered Species” who despite situations have been able to uphold their chosen way of conduct through out their careers.

- Our first interview is with Albert Darboven. The ceo of J.J.Darboven one of the worlds leading coffee producer, is one of Europes well known gentlemen.
The german version of the interview is already online. The english version will be online at the end of the week. Enjoy.

best

yours truly

anonymous asked:

zombie "apocalypse" au: matt was infected but everyone else in team theorist lets the infection spread on him for some reason; now he's a shy+possibly harmless zombie that likes to chew lightly on steph's ear, and now the group is wondering what to do with him (kill him, keep him, or let him go).

“I mean, he’s pretty harmless at the moment.” Chris whispered and gestured helplessly to the zombie currently standing in the corner of the dilapidated stream room and chewing on the foam padding. Jason and Stephanie exchanged a look and shrugged. “He hasn’t attacked us by now.” She agreed. The three peeked over the upturned table they were currently hiding behind to watch Matthew. He had abandoned his snack and was shuffling slowly around the room, groaning lowly. “That might be because he doesn’t know we’re here.” Jason pointed out.

He sighed and looked at the other two. “Look, I don’t want to be the one to say it, but… maybe we should…” Jason trailed off and adjusted his grip on the broken off table leg he was holding. “You just want an excuse to bludgeon Matt to death.” Chris accused him and peeked at the zombie once more. Now Matthew was standing in the middle of the room looking lost, like he was looking for something. “We should just let him go, he can go find a zombie herd and graze and frolic or whatever it is undead hellspawn do.”

Stephanie shook her head. “He seems docile. Maybe he’s still Matthew?” She suggested and, before the other two men could stop her, she stood and stepped out from behind the table. “Matthew? Matt honey, it’s Stephanie. Do you remember m-” Her gentle words were cut off by a loud, delighted sounding groan from Matthew as he shambled over to his wife (widow? Stephanie wasn’t sure exactly) and slumped his head on her shoulder.

“Woah, okay hey there!” She gasped and grabbed his arms. She could feel him… purring? Groaning? Humming? Against her neck as he shuffled even closer to her. “You’re affectionate, aren’t you? There’s my Matthew.” Steph soothed and let him wrap his arms around her. “I… I guess he’s friendly?” Chris asked as he and Jason popped out from behind their barricade. “Guess we’re keeping him then.” Steph agreed and tried not to laugh at the feeling of Matt’s lips tickling her throat. “Even when he’s fucking dead he’s still being a sappy little nerd.” Jason groaned, rolling his eyes.

Heist AU

Person A and his team are on the top of their game. The life of a high skilled robber can be a dangerous one and so they settle for one more last heist before disappearing from the radar.

They knew the bank’s blueprints by memory, knew a dozen ways in and out, studied the guards’ profiles. It looked like a foolproof plan.

However,the operation is endangered when Person A meets the bank’s cute/hot bank teller (Person B).

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - October 27th, 2017

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

Blood Hands multi-chapter by @dust2dust34 - When new Bratva business comes to Starling City, it brings Oliver’s past with the brotherhood into sharp, ugly focus. But when it strikes too close to home, endangering the one person he never wanted that darkness to touch, he finds out his and Felicity’s pasts are more tangled than he could have ever imagined. (Set between 2x06 and 2x07) http://archiveofourown.org/works/3628926/chapters/8013672

First Impressions multi-chapter by @entersomethingcleverhere - Modern Pride and Prejudice AU: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a great intellect must be in want of job that requires its use.” But Felicity Smoak seemed stuck in the quiet beach town of Hertfordshire forever. Will the handsome summer tourist and his snobby best friend save her from another season of boredom or will Oliver Queen’s stuck up attitude make Felicity want to strangle him before it’s even over? LOVED THIS!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/6033276/chapters/13834785

Dangling Soons by @smkkbert - Three years ago, Oliver dangled maybes on Felicity. Now, they seem to be dangling soons on each other. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12430644

Untitled by @smoaking-greenarrow - Prompt: Something fluffy where Oliver is exaggerating an injury because he likes Felicity giving him attention? http://smoaking-greenarrow.tumblr.com/post/166581873459/can-you-write-something-fluffy-where-oliver-is

“Next of Kin” 6x03 Spec fic by @millennialfangirl - 6x03 speculation and spoiler fic http://millennialfangirl.tumblr.com/post/166592837038/next-of-kin-arrow-6x03-spec-fic

Love and Little Cupcakes multi-chapter by @xtina-lynn - Felicity loved sweets so much that she paid no attention to her love life. Until Thea Queen came into her store wanting fabulous cupcakes for her sixteenth birthday. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12400539/chapters/28216053

If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right) multi-chapter by @smkkbert - They live in a society where the Ministry for Procreation decides who you get to marry. Once you get the letter with the contact details of your partner, you are supposed to marry within few months. Sexual relationships with any other partner are forbidden, even before you receive the contact details. Everyone who disobeys that law will be punished brutally.  Oliver and Nyssa have come to terms with that. Although they are married, Nyssa can secretly be with Sara, and Oliver can do whatever he wants to do. When Oliver decides to make changes, he falls madly in love with Felicity. Therefore, his life takes a pleasant turn because although they cannot publicly be together, at least they can be in secret. Things soon get complicated, though, when Felicity receives a letter that shall change her life. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11847900/chapters/26747613

First Night Oliver is Without Felicity by @marytagus - For work motives Felicity went to Central City that morning to come back the next. It’s the first night since they are together that Oliver doesn’t have Felicity by his side. http://archiveofourown.org/works/4835801

Black Smoak multi-chapter by @sammieathome - A mission gives Oliver the opportunity to finally see Felicity in Goth. http://archiveofourown.org/works/4296990/chapters/9737001

“I’m More Scared of Living a Life Without You” by Lilliclementi93 - After five months of adjusting, Oliver and Felicity talk about their relationship. Things are not as simple as they seem, and they must decide if they want to be together or not. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12446644

Redemption multi-chapter by @vaelisamaza Oliver returns for being with the League after five - this story gets better and better - you should be reading this! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9107518/chapters/22278866

Hidden mutli-chapter by LittleMissMint - Felicity is three months pregnant and hasn’t told anyone… (to be set as an AU parallel to Season 6) http://archiveofourown.org/works/12453663

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. YOU NEED THIS STORY IN YOUR LIFE. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3912157/chapters/8757172

Alarms, Latkes, and Complication by Weareallstoriesintheend -
Oliver and Felicity are neighbors who have never met, but cooking disaster brings them together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/5537855

(Don’t) Let Me Go multi-chapter by @emmilynestill - Felicity told him to let her go, but even when Oliver tried, it didn’t seem to be something he was capable of. In the end, there would be nothing in the world Felicity was more grateful for. Weaving in and out of the final four episodes of Season 5 and beyond, follow Oliver and Felicity’s emotional journey back to one another, one step at a time. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11591223/chapters/26051715

Red Looks Good On You by starrnobella - Finding out Oliver has never been trick or treating, Felicity takes it upon herself to give him an experience he’ll never forget. http://archiveofourown.org/works/12458037

I Have Never Been Disappointed With You Before by @mrsgreenworld - Post 6x02 Now that Diggle is the Green Arrow what can it mean for the team? http://archiveofourown.org/works/12431826

What Happened in Vegas multi-chapter by @juleswritesallwrongs - It’s all fun and games until you wake up hung-over and married to a stranger. Five years ago Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak made a drunken mistake that could never be corrected. After years on a hellish island he comes back as a man on a mission only to find out that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. (Season One Rewrite) http://archiveofourown.org/works/2697512/chapters/6037037

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8035363/chapters/2254234

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Thursday multi-chapter by @someonesaidcake - There is something about the girl next door that Oliver Queen is only now noticing… Felicity is moving to college just down the road from where Oliver is a senior.  He suddenly becomes very protective of the girl next door.  Thursday night dinners might not ever be the same again. This story gets better and better! http://archiveofourown.org/works/10688658/chapters/23670255

Killer Frost Smoak multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity is with Barry during the particle accelerator and becomes Killer Frost. How does she handle this and does she tell Oliver? http://archiveofourown.org/works/8654356/chapters/19846777

Someone Else’s Sky multi-chapter by @punchdrunkdoc - Oliver Queen, the Starling City Vigilante, moves out of his family home into a small apartment. But he has an unexpected roommate. A ‘Just Like Heaven’ AU http://archiveofourown.org/works/6231124/chapters/14276926

Keep reading

Stop using endangered species in witchcraft!!!

Just!!! Stop!!! I don’t care if your entire spell is based around using white sage. It’s endangered. Don’t use it. Find something else. Stop using bloodroot. Stop using Venus fly traps. Stop using seahorses. Just stop!!! And if you’re not sure look it up. But honestly you all are so disrespectful towards this lovely earth.

anonymous asked:

Can you please explain 'whump' for someone who just found this blog?

Sure- Whump is a subgenre that posits a simplified, romanticized and heroic portrayal of medicine and medical concepts in fiction. In “whumpy” works, these concepts are used less for their medical accuracy and more for their ability to illicit a feeling of wanting to care for an injured or endangered person.

Often, there are strong themes of friendship, vulnerability, trust and bravery in whumpy works, with one or more characters rallying around a fallen friend, providing aid/care to the best of their ability, and worrying that what they do may not be enough or will injure the person further.

“Victim” characters are usually traditionally strong, protective characters who would lay down their life defending another (Steve Rogers), used to being the caregiver (Carson Beckett), or are at least not used to having someone care for them (Gregory Parker). “Rescuer” characters, meanwhile, are usually highly competent in one field, but out of their depth when it comes to responding medically.

While often not considered an official subgenre, whump or threat of whump is oftentimes used as an advertising tactic in trailers and reviews, especially in action-oriented works.

The medical situations used in whumpy works tend to be ones that are life threatening and/or painful, but also reversible (or at least widely regarded as reversible) as long as the victim gets adequate help in time. Tension pneumothorax, broken bones, suffocation/drowning, venomous insect bites, toxins with antidotes, hypothermia, dehydration, heatstroke, severe bleeding, minor gunshot wounds, and fever are all popular topics for whump stories.

Some writers find that they are also inspired by interesting injuries (phosphorus burns), diseases (broken heart syndrome), or situations (someone with a spinal injury may become paralyzed if they move) and may write about something more complicated.

EXAMPLES:

  • Stargate Atlantis’s “38 Minutes” “Sateda” “Search and Rescue” and “Conversion”
  • Arrow’s “The Odyssey” and “Three Ghosts”
  • Daredevil’s “Cut Man”
  • Criminal Minds’ “Derek”
  • Jericho’s “Heart of Winter”
  • The Walking Dead’s “Chupacabre”
  • Flashpoint’s “Priority of Life” “Shockwave” and “Personal Effects”
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Martian
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Lots and lots and lots of Fics

Many whump fans claim they have been whump fans since long before they knew what it was. A need for a strong character to show vulnerability and receive care within a fictional narrative is something a lot of people identify with. However, there are a number of people who just don’t “get it.”  Its one of those things that you either love or you’re repulsed by and there’s not a whole lot of in-between as far as I’ve noted.

Michael Carneal’s Delusions

After the shooting at Heath High School, Carneal was diagnosied with paranoid schizophrenia.

His most prominent symptom was paranoia, which manifested itself in a variety of ways. A mild aspect was his frequent fear of being assaulted, For example, three days before he went on his rampage, Michael and his father were walking across a peaceful college campus and Michael said, ‘Boy, you could really get mugged out here.’ He was also afraid to go to restaurants because his fmaily might be robbed.

There were, however, more severe symptoms. At age 14, Michael was afraid to sleep in his room alone. He thought that strangers or monsters were hiding under his bed. He was afraid they might climb through a window in his room. He believed demons would hurt him. He was so afraid to be in his room that he often slept on a couch in the living room. He even smuggled kitchen knives into his room for protection.

Michael was not only afraid in his bedroom. When going to the bathroom, he would yell, ‘I know you’re in there!’ before entering; this was to let the monsters or demons know that he aware of their presence. When he took showers, he covered the vents in the bathroom to keep snakes from slithering in. When he finished showering, he covered his body with up to six towels, apparently as some form of protection. At times, he would manoeuvre across a room from one piece of furniture to another without letting his feet touch the floor to avoid the monsters.

Perhaps his most bizarre delusion was that someone was lurking under the house with a chainsaw to cut off his legs. After Michael’s arrest, his mother found metal objects under the mattress. Michael explained that he thought these would protect him from the chainsaw.

Making the situation even harder to bear, Michael believed that anyone who helped him would be targeted by the demons. Thus, he could not report his fear to someone without endangering that person. He was trapped with his own paranoid delusions.

Michael also had hallucinations - he heard voices talking to him. They threatened him, called him stupid, told him to do things. Before opening fire at school, he believed he heard people in the prayer group talking about him.

Adapted from ‘Why Kids Kill’ by Peter Langman

charismaticalpaca  asked:

KAZ for the ask? :D :D

YES EMMY I GOTCHU

general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life
hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang smooch
hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw | hufflepuff
best quality: relentlessness. “we don’t stop”. i cannot tell you how inspirational this is to me. i have pulled through disastrous and painful and mind-numbing situations with those three words in mind because if kaz can do it, then by all saints so can i. and his sense of responsibility for his team is,, so GOod like the whole ‘i brought them in here and i will get them out alive if it kills me’ and for all his scheming and terrible friendship and aloofness he. sacrifices. himself. for. his. team. he was ready to walk to his death if it meant his team would make it out of ketterdam in one piece and im NOT OKAY
worst quality: hhhhahah u m. ALL OF THEM. this kid is just a skin shell of sin and garbage and trash and yet??? i love him so much??? but his blindness when it comes to revenge is Not Good. like i get it: justice and closure and everything but there have been times where he needlessly endangers his team for personal vengeance motives and in the words of my dear friend zahro, ‘why make this a revenge mission when you could: • not do that’
ship them with: darling inej,,,, treasure of his heart, lovely, brave, better than anything he deserves, not really his girl but his girl
i almost cried during the hotel bathroom scene (!!!) because these kids are so damaged in their own ways but so right when they’re together. he’s fought for her and carried her and bought her freedom and she’s pulled him out of terror and risked her life for him and believed that even if he can’t ever be something good he can be something better and im incoherent
brotp them with: JESPER and WYLAN and NINA and all of the crows tbh because the fact that this boy has friends is a miracle
needs to stay away from: everyone, probably. for their own safety.
misc. thoughts: kaz is. terrible, horrible, awful, but at the same time he would die for the people he loves (and he does love them in his own bitter kaz way) and those two polar opposite halves drawn together into one Extra Teenage Boy make one of the most (if not THE MOST) enthralling characters i’ve ever read

Jesus fucking Christ, I don’t care what side of the discourse you’re on can we all just take one massive step back and acknowledge the fact we have apparently reached a stage where “sex education is pedophillia” is a thing people are saying in all seriousness and that is, objectively terrifying.

Sex ed is /vital/ for kids/ teens, especially vulnerable kids/ teens and if you don’t understand why that’s the case then you need to take a huge step back and do some fucking research because Jesus fucking Christ what you’re advocating for, in ignorance is literally endangering children.