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Snowbound

Here it is. The big Dad Harold fic, and the sandbox in which I usually play in when H has a kid. Or, at least, I loosely borrow from it. This one is my favorite, although it was only the 3rd or 4th thing I ever wrote, and… he’s my favorite? I love him? Be gentle? Treat him well? Also: I hope he accepts my sincerest apologies. 

A word: each thing with this sandbox could be the endpoint. But each thing… will likely not be the endpoint. There’s a part two of the official two part installment, and then after that… well, you’ll see. Enjoy! x.

P.S. I’m not from London and I’ve never bene, but I think this is how snowstorms go in a lot of places with public transit, so….

This is the storm of the season. At least, that’s what the weatherman kept saying when you left home that afternoon. And, navigating the winding streets, you have to agree that this was the nastiest one you can remember in awhile. You have slipped three times from the exit of the tube to the front door of Harry’s building and your knuckles are white from clenching fists so tightly to steel your nerves. You stomp your boots inside the lobby and nod to the concierge who is quite used to you popping in and out every other weekend.

The elevator ride to the thirteenth floor is short, if ear-popping, and you rap with icy fingers on his door. A few moments later there was a click of the lock and the door opens to reveal Harry.

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Stay with me Part 4

Jimin x reader

Genre: Angst, romance, school au, new girl, bad boy, school gang activity.

Warnings: gang like activity, partying, strong language, mentions of drugs and alcohol, smut.

Word count: 2383

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Summary:

With every beginning there is an end.

With every push, there’s a pull.

My pull towards you is strong.

But where is my push?

Is it caught in a catastrophe of words and phrases?

Is it at the bottom of this colored glass?

Or has our beginning not even begun?

With every beginning there is an end…

I’ve begun something.

I want my push that will lead me to your pull…

With every push there is a pull…

And with every dream…

There’s an awakening.

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Guarding Behaviour in Tetragonula Research


Tetragonula carbonaria are stingless bees native to Australia. Therefore in order to defend the hive they use a defense mechanism involving covering foreign objects and potentially threatening animals with a sticky resin. 

So after setting up the hives and letting the bees settle we started our research into their guarding behaviors.

We first used a 5mm blade of grass for each of the hives placed in the observation platforms and observed for an hour at 9am, 12pm and 3pm intervals. The leaf was used as a control because we came to the conclusion it was a familiar and non-threatening object to the bees. The bees mostly ignored it before removing it from the observation platform, through the exit tube and outside!

Blu tack was next tested as our non-threatening object (the bee keeper and researcher at our Uni thought they might use the blu tack in the hive) but the bees mostly ignored it before starting to cover it in resin. 

Next we used a honey bee as our threatening object, which caused the bees to release alarm pheromones and begin to cover the honey bee in resin in under the first hour of observation. 

The above photos show the bees covering the honey bee in resin (the little yellow balls).

After analysing the data it was found that none of the results were significant (P>0.05) but this was probably due to the small number of test hives (we only had three available), the short research period and more replicates would probably show more significant consistent results.  

Either way it was interesting to be able to work closely with the bees, learn to set the hives up and learn more about their guarding behaviours. 

robinsgirl101  asked:

" Look Nightwing," Y/N spoke softly as the exited the Zeta Tubes to return to their apartment. " You've been acting weird all day. Is there something on your mind?" Nightwing took a deep breath before fumbling with something that looked like a small box in his belt. ( Young Justice )

“ Look Nightwing,” Y/N spoke softly as the exited the Zeta Tubes to return to their apartment. “ You’ve been acting weird all day. Is there something on your mind?”

Nightwing took a deep breath before fumbling with something that looked like a small box in his belt.

“Yeah; everything’s fine (Y/N).” He nodded.

“Okay.” (Y/N) nodded and crossed their arms over chest as they was in silence.

Finally Nightwing stopped and rubbed his face. (Y/N) looked at him with raised eyebrows. But then they’re face turned soft.

“Tell me what’s wrong.” (Y/N) asked with a gentle voice. Nightwing held out the box he was fumbling with earlier. Before (Y/N) could ask what it was, Nightwing knelt. (Y/N)’s heart began beating harder in their chest.

“Will you marry me?”

~Queen of Geeks

anonymous asked:

prompt: After jumping into the time stream, Clara has flashes of memories from her past lives every now and then. In one of those flashes, she remembers her life as a Time Lady and realises that she was the doctor's first wife. hmmmm maybe you can also touch on why the first doctor didn't really seem to recognise her when she told him which tardis to choose and why it's never registered to the doctor that the woman in front of him was his wife...

Well hell, this isn’t going to be painful at all.

Title: For All of Time

 

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Mortar

TRAINING AREA 1, JORDAN (May 15, 2016) – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Zach King, left, and Cpl. Derick Sammonek, assaultmen with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, brace themselves as an 60mm mortar exits the tube of an M224 mortar system as part of sustainment training during Exercise Eager Lion 2016. Exercise Eager Lion 2016 is a bilateral, scenario based exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the U.S., designed to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability among partner nations. During the sixth iteration of the exercise, both joint and combined military responses to conventional and unconventional threats will be explored. Participating troops will also train across their respective mission sets including border security, inter-ministerial command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paris Capers/ RELEASED)

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Not my gif ♥

Part 1

The first thing you noticed when you woke was the low echoing of beeps bouncing off the walls. Tubes were exiting your body leaving you to look part machine.  Your neck had a never ending pain, but it didn’t stop you from looking around. Your white robe took part in blending you in with the rest of the room. The longer you sat there, the more the smell of disinfectant began to circle your nostrils. The bags hanging from iron pole had enough numbers and letter on it to leave your eyes spinning. The drops of liquid from the IV became a rhythm that was constantly playing until it was broken by Nick Fury.

“You look worst then I thought.” He said. Leave it to Fury to be so blunt.

When he saw that you weren’t going to respond he simply began to type commands into his tablet. The tension in the room left you suffocating under its weight.

“Vistors” was all Fury said before he walked out.

Shortly after the statement, your team walked in. They all felt different. There was an odd feeling of division hanging over a certain member. Two of them weren’t making direct eye contact but simply looking at the monitor. You weren’t sure if you were supposed to say something first, so you just kept on staring. The silence was only intensifying the tension of the room, and it left you cowardly enough to look down. When you lost eye contact with the team there was a clicking of heels that grew louder as it approached your bed.

“These are for you, from all of us.” Natasha cautiously handed you a bouquet of lotus flowers.  You saw the mix of purple and pink bursting from the clear plastic. It left you with a light smile. You held the flowers by the plastic before your eyes left the flowers, and look around the room.

“Thank you so much.” The smile you had was reflecting off the others and that left you feeling slightly better. You looked down to get a look at them again. When your fingers came in contact with all of the flowers, the petals bent at your touch. The lavender and pinks were being consumed by a filthy brown. The stems began to bow before you as they released their withered leaves. You threw the flower across your bed in fear and cover your mouth with your hands to keep yourself from shrieking.

Pietro was by your side stroking your hair before the rest of the team could process what was going on. He looked down at the bouquet with the same expression that you and everyone else had, horror. You looked at him while everyone was looking at the lotus and saw him swaying back and forth before he passed out near your bed.

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Pan

Exiting the tube car Thomas headed towards the stairs, avoiding any further distractions. He was sure that Jane was going to be cross enough with him having lost track of time and forgetting all about supper with the new neighbors. He’d tried to call and apologize. To explain that a new shipment of books had come in and that he’d lost himself reading one since the shop had been so empty. He always seemed to lose himself in books. They made him feel like he was on another wild adventure; fighting pirates and running from the indians. But she hadn’t answered. It was strange, she always answered. Pulling out his phone he unlocked it as his long lean legs carried him up the steps two at a time. The streetlights had just begun to flicker on as he emerged onto the nearly empty street. No new messages he read with a scowl. She must be very cross indeed. He hurried down the street careful to keep his ever wandering mind in check and made it to the stoop of their modest flat in record time. Thomas walked into the house and instantly froze. Something was off. The house was too still, too empty. Every light was on but he could feel darkness creeping in from around the lights.

“Jane?” He called out into the emptiness. Nothing stirred. The short hairs on the back of his neck stood on end as a surge of energy rushed through him like a breeze. His heart sank and soared at the same time as his mind flooded with an overwhelming surge of emotions.

Magic.

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An American’s observations about London.

“I moved to the U.K. ten months ago to work in our Moda Operandi London office. In my short time here I have made the following observations and I can conclude that London is not Manhattan. Hopefully, this list will help any foreign visitors to London.

British people do not use umbrellas, even though it rains every day.

True

Everyone says sorry for everything; it’s often best to start any request or inquiry with “sorry …”

True, but we don’t mean it

If you’re walking and you have something you maybe want to throw away at any point in the near future (coffee cup, tissue), you should toss it the second you see a bin (garbage can) because there won’t be another one, ever.

True, this is a relic of when those cheeky Irish folk would leave nail bombs in them

Crossing the street is often very scary (even some British people are confused when to cross). The only safe place is the “zebra.”

Nah, fuck it just walk out

If you look confused and/or scared when crossing the street, drivers will often speed up instead of the opposite.

Because you look like a tourist

English people wear winter coats starting on October 1 …
Christmas also starts on October 1 …
Also, they wouldn’t say October 1; they’d say, 1st of October.

True

There are no plugs in the bathrooms—unclear how British women blow-dry their hair (this is a possible explanation for why some have bad hair).

True, UK voltage is 240v and lethal

Dryers somehow exist inside washing machines.

Amazing for a third world country

Crisps means potato chips and they have bizarre flavors like Bolognese and roast chicken (yes, roast chicken is an actual potato chip flavor here).

True, get over it

Military time is very popular. If someone says to meet at 18:30, you will have to get out your calculator to deduce that they’d like to meet at 6:30 p.m.

Its not hard unless you’re retarded

GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, but nobody knows what that means.

Yes they do, you don’t

British people do not say “cheers” and tap glasses when drinking with friends. It’s apparently embarrassing and “American” to do so. They do, however, say “cheers” many times a day, but it means “thank you and goodbye.”

True-ish, cheers !

If you have a “cider black” (aka a snakebite) at a pub you might think you got roofied, but you didn’t.

True

Don’t try to order any fancy drinks at a pub, just play it cool, order “a pint” and drink whatever is in there.

True

Hugh Grant is old because Notting Hill came out, like, 134 years ago.

True

If Hugh Grant hits on you at a party you should find another boy to talk to because he has four children and also see above.

Probably true

Eggs are inexplicably not refrigerated and are often hidden in a regular food aisle.

True, UK eggs have thicker shells and less risk of salmonella

Do not speak ill of the tube system. The British people love their public transportation—“transport,” if you will—even those who don’t actually use it.

The Tube is vile and smells of wee

British people love talking about the weather. This is not a stereotype; it’s a fact.

True

British people do not, however, want to talk about Hogwarts as much as I do.

Very true

One is the maximum amount of times it’s acceptable to reference Harry Potter in a conversation. (I’m aware that makes two times already for this list, sorry.)

One is too many

If on a date, it’s best not to reference Harry Potter at all. (Three.)

True

A shopping bag is not automatically included in your purchase at a store; if you miss the question “would you like a bag?” you will have to awkwardly carry your items out in your hands and act like you planned that.

They cost at least 5p each

Robbie Williams is very famous here. Just act impressed whenever his name comes up and do not say, “what song does he sing again?” (It’s basically the Queen, David Beckham, Robbie Williams, in terms of famousness.)

Don’t knock Sir Robert of Williams

Everyone watches The X-Factor and something called Cheryl Cole is very famous and important. (Do not confuse her with Sheryl Crow; they are different people.) Also The Great British Bake Off is a “must-see” and it’s a show about cakes.

True and I’m not proud

Gogglebox is another very popular TV show where you watch people watching TV.

See above

James Corden and Jeremy Corbyn are two different people.

True

If you are meeting someone on the “first floor,” you will need to go up a level because first floor means second floor in this country.

because the ground floor, as the name suggests, is the floor thats on ground level.

If a bicyclist puts out their hand, they are indicating which way they’d like to turn; they do not want a high five. (My bad. This is probably true in America, too.)

Signaling is optional

Do not get on the bus without your Oyster card. There is no backup option. The only backup option is: Get off ASAP. (Note: Bus drivers are not as nice as cabbies.)

Bus drivers are worse than the devil

Once you swipe your tube (subway) card, do not put it away because you also need it to exit the tube and if you lose it you have to live down there.

True

The coins are not sized by worth; the twopence is inexplicably huge while 20 pence is very small. Best to hold out your change in your hand when paying and pretend you don’t speak English.

Same as in America

A 2-pound coin is not as rare as the $2 bill (no need to hang on to those like Charlie’s Golden Ticket).

True

If you live near Fulham Road it does not necessarily mean you live near Fulham.

Much like Pennsylvania Avenue…

If you order a “lemonade,” you’ll get a Sprite and there’s literally nothing you can do about it. I still don’t know how to get an actual “lemonade” in this country.

True

Don’t even bother talking about herbs with anyone because every single one is pronounced differently. Basil is one thing, but wait until you hear a Brit pronounce oregano.

We invented the language, we’ll pronounce how we want and by default it will be correct

The Queen’s birthday is celebrated several times a year and there is very bad traffic and lots of drinking.

Twice, two excuses to drink and excuses to drink are not required as we are always drunk

If it’s bad weather on her birthday, the Queen gets to have a do-over birthday, which is 100 percent the best use of that crown.

True

Bank Holidays happen several times a year, but no one actually knows what the holiday is in celebration of. Incidentally, if you say “Happy Bank Holiday” to an English person, they will not know how to respond; it is not the equivalent of “Happy Fourth of July!”

More reasons to stand outside in the rain and drink

If it’s sunny in London and someone is visiting from literally anywhere else, it’s actually illegal if you don’t say, “Thanks for bringing us the sunshine!”

Sun is unlikely and another reason to drink