first ships

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Women loving women appreciation week

Day 3 : First wlw ship (subtext)  →  Xena x Gabrielle

“That’s what we all dream about, isn’t it ? Someone who looks so deeply into our soul that … they’d find something worth dying for.”


You said subtext ? Man sorry … It was totally maintext at the end :D Wasn’t it ? :P

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TV wlw appreciation week ‘17

Day 3- Your first wlw ship (subtext) - Swan Queen (Once Upon a Time)                                     ↳ “Living in Storybrooke, I’ve got my son and my parents, and I love them. But they can’t always understand me. They don’t know what it feels like to be rejected and misunderstood not the way I do, not the way you do. And somehow that makes us I don’t know unique, or maybe even special.”

WLWeek17 Day 3

Your first wlw ship (subtext)

My first subtext ship was Rizzles.

Originally posted by elizalovesrizzles

JUST LOOK AT THEM.

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles are married and in love.  That’s an indisputable fact.

I was always a sucker for a cop drama and this one came out and it was female led.  Of course I watched it.

But then it hit all my buttons.  Jane is a rough around the edges tomboy who is tough and strong.  She doesn’t take any shit.  She’s the best of the best.  She loves her job (maybe a little too much) and she loves her family.  If you are ever confused about what futch is, it’s Jane Rizzoli.

Maura is a genius, card-holding member of MENSA.  She doesn’t really get subtext and is a stickler for the rules.  She cannot identify a sticky red stain as blood until the test results come in.  She is incredibly empathetic.  She’s an ME to give a voice to the dead.  She’s lonely because she’s better at understanding the dead than the living.

Not only are they my favorite kinds of characters, but they are best friends. They’re not like the het cop shows where they’re forced together as partners. No, they’re friends from the beginning, choosing to stick together.  They’re affectionate with each other, as shown above.  Like even as a show about female friendship, which was their intention, it was incredibly powerful.  Maura ends up being an adoptive part of the Rizzoli clan and it makes me all gooey inside.

This was the first show I ever read fic for.  And honestly, if I could come up with a case of some kind I would write fic for it, too.  I think this was the first fandom I joined on tumblr other than Doctor Who.

I think they missed out on a powerful story here too.  I mean yes, female friendship is severely underrepresented in the media, but this level of slow burn friends to lovers would have been epic.  Like.. Sasha Alexander (the woman who plays Maura) was a hardcore shipper.  She literally said in an interview that unless the writers could give good love interests for them both it was always going to be them.  She’s straight and she ships it.  My mom ships it.  It could’ve been great, but unfortunately TNT is stupid.  

I miss my crime fighting babies and I miss when people included them in things.  Like, it’s great that there’s more wlw content out there now that they get pushed back, but like….. I’m still in love with them….

You know what I love? The fact that we have no canon proof but we basically ALL accept that the ancient tradition of the captain and first officer of a ship sharing a bathroom is true in the Star Trek universe. Like, Kirk and Spock sharing a bathroom is a goddamn fan fic trope in our fandom and I LOVE IT. I love it soooo much it leads to only good things (and some not so good things) but its SO CUTE.

AND as if Kirk and Spock sharing a bathroom wasn’t enough BONES AND SCOTTY HAVE TO SHARE ONE ACCORDING TO THE SAME TRADITION and that means that we have all agreed on the illegal liquor cabinet too and it’s so BEAUTIFUL because scones is my SECOND otp for Star Trek and ITS SO FUCKING-

This also brings up questions tho like who else shares a bathroom????? Do lower ranking crewmen have to use communal ones like a collage dorm? Do women have to share with women? Who does Nyota share with? Does Jim have some other, more official captains quarters with its own bathroom? Do they still refer to the bathroom as the head?????? I HAVE SO MANY WUESTIONS THAT NEED ANDWERS

( @adjoiningbathrooms when I thought about this the meaning behind your URL smacked me RIGHT in the face I was just like “wait… OH! HOLY SHIT.”)

Fugio Week Day 2 - Stands

What’s the best thing about having a stand that can transform objects into living things? Using it to show your partner how much you love them by supplying endless bouquets at random times.
Reposted from twitter because tumblr was an ass yesterday and didn’t let me log in

That time Selûne gave our living ship some divine fuel

We had commandeered a magic galleon (ship) from underneath the throneroom of one of two queens of immense power that ruled the kingdom our characters were located in.
(That happened at our third session with second level characters)
After some sessions of an arena battle in a dwarven kingdom in the underdark on another planet, infiltrating a first-rate ship-of-the-line, landing in the middle of a battle between the ice magician captain of the ship and a massive dragonborn, stealing back a magic object (a source of water) for the dwarves aswell as some power crystals, and being sent into the heart of a tower in the middle of the capital city where we learned that the queens were dead and an evil dragon lived there, we were randomly sent to a destination after a player convinced an npc to send us away, while the rest tried to stop him.
This spent almost all the power crystals the ship had left.
After some checks on the ship, trying to figure out where we were, and spotting a fog rolling up at us with a speed twice that of our ship at top speed,

 
Preparing one of the four magic cannons on the right side, we put our broadside against the fog, waiting for anything.
Out of the fog, a ship appeared.

After one of out Thieflings cast floating lights, it was a ship just about the size of our own, only shot to pieces and rotten.

One of the two Paladins of Selûne, a human, threw one of the five dwarven npcs over to the other ship, before jumping over himself, shield in one hand, wearing only pants and a shortsword at his side.

As no one else joined over, the Paladin walked through the fog before finding the dwarf holding a skull. A dwarf skull. With several bones of thieflings and dwarves all around. This was our ship.

Jumping back with the dwarf, the Paladin notice the dwarf did not return with him. He explains fast what happened, before jumping back, four dwarf npcs and a warlock player jumping after, we find a black chest where the dwarf was, and some sort of medallion hanging far up above in the mast.
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Out of the fog flies a chest, hitting an npc human sailor in the chest, as a warlock appears far above in the mast our own ship.
The Paladin is about to search further when the ship starts spinning.
With the fog, the rotten ship flies up into the air, and with all the dwarves suddenly having disappeared, he had no choice but to jump, landing just well enough to only take a small amount of damage..
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Out of danger and without anyone with lockpicking skills nor tools, the Paladin borrows a piton from one of the other players and smash it into the keyhole of the chest he threw over, using a maul and thunderous smite.


The chest flies through the air, while the Paladin shouts “Again!“ with everyone around him facepalming.


The group’s now npc bard (until one of our players return) puts a slightly magic dagger into the lock, that melts the piton and makes itself stuck, which the Paladin, again, smash. With the same maul, divine smite, and a natural 20, sending it half-way through a wall in the back of the ship, opened slightly.


Out of the chest appears the ghost of one of the dwarves.
As this happened, a spellbook that was attached to the ship suddenly comes alive, telling us to destroy this spirit.


Having no reason not to trust a spellbook, we pull the chest forward and the warlock, without thinking, picks up a crystal in the chest and throws it at the mast of the ship, killing the spirit..
Immediately after hitting, the mast starts to rot, just like the other ship.


The first paladin tries to heal it, while the other prays to Selûne.
Praying: DM rolls a D20. Player Rolls a D20. Both land on 20.
From the heavens a light springs forth as an energybeam shoots down into the mast, turning it white.


The first Paladin walks down to the power source to find that out of the three crystals that stood in the slots, where one was at a very dim light, whilst the two others had no light at all, now all three shone brighter than they had when we took them.


And with divine fuel we’re going back to kick heretic ass and save a dwarven kingdom.

Dodo & Mitsuki

Since I watched the anime first, my first straight ship was Lawless/Ophelia. BUT WHEN I READ THE MANGA I SAW THESE TWO AND I’M LIKE I SEE SHIPPING MATERIAAALLLL ASKJHFAKJSHF <3 But I don’t see too many of these two around SO I DECIDED TO COLOR EMMM <3 And here they are <3 Precious babiieesss <3 My precious side otp <3 

youtube

Jes: my lovely friend Zuna ( @mokonazuna ) suggested I make a video talking about Harry Potter.

This is my journey through the fandom, including my first ship, discovering Drarry and how eventually it led to meeting all of you lovely people - please do take a moment to watch and let me know what you think.

Love you all!

Germans Lay Mines off of South Africa

The Wolf, pictured later in her cruise.

January 18 1917, Cape Agulhas–The German commerce raider Wolf had successfully made it through the British blockade, passing through Norwegian waters and around the north coast of Iceland to break into the Atlantic in December.  By mid-January, she had steamed the whole length of the Atlantic without incident, arriving off of the coast of South Africa.  Here, off of Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, she laid 29 mines, eventually sinking 4 ships in this important shipping lane, and one which the Allies had thought was secure.  The mines themselves would not be completely swept until at least 1918.  The Wolf then proceeded into the Indian Ocean, where she would be the first armed German ship at sea since the scuttling of the Emden in November 1914 (the Königsberg having been holed up in the Rufiji River from October 1914 until her sinking in July 1915).

Today in 1916: Kaiser, Bulgarian Tsar Celebrate Triumph over Serbia 
Today in 1915:  Germans Retake Jassin in East Africa

omega-hux  asked:

Oh maybe kylo loses his memory and the last thing he remembers is being ben solo. And he wakes up with hux there, no memory of their relationship and in first order ship terrified. Hux has to look into his lovers eyes and see a stranger

THATS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING!

it’s such an amazing opportunity for angst and sadness and pining!Hux and I can’t believe no ones done it? 💕

anonymous asked:

not trying to sink your ship (pun not intended) but, why exactly do you ship Bly and Aayla? We really didn't get very much of them, and if you read into the information about how Aayla treated the 327th Star Corps, it's obvious she didn't care about them. Speaking of the fact that instead of even trying to remove them from their environment (which had skin eating daises, many ambushes, and stuff of the sorts), she didn't say a word, and didn't care at all in actuality.

First and foremost, I ship Blyla because I enjoy it. :) Second, did you get a look at the photosets and gifsets I made from the Maridun arc? It pretty much tells you the reasons why I ship it. You can find them here and here.

I actually don’t know what you mean with how she treated the Star Corps? Is that from EU? 95% of the content I use for the Blyla ship is from canon, so maybe that’s why. Unless it’s from a comic I missed or something. That’s entirely possible.

If you don’t find Blyla to be your thing, that’s cool. My policy is to “ship and let ship,” so to speak. We can have differing opinions on it, and that’s cool too.

Hope that helps!

gaystrophysicist  asked:

what's a Boston Brahmin? I saw your post about Henry Dana and was curious about what that meant.

I’ve been meaning to write up a crash course on the Boston Brahmins for a long time.  Along with the Founding Families of Virginia (FFV), the Main Line families of Philadelphia, and other groups along the east coast, the Boston Brahmins are old money aristocrats with roots stretching back to the earliest days of the colonial period.  You thought America’s whole thing was that it didn’t have aristocrats like England, right?  Technically, they’re not official aristocrats with titles or anything, but these groups have the lineages and they’ve had a hand in American politics and culture from the very beginning.

So what makes a Boston Brahmin?

  1. Getting here early. Many of the Boston Brahmins proudly claim ancestors who came over on the Mayflower, and if not the very first ships, then the closer to the foundation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, the better.
  2. Ancestors with a certain level of status when they arrived. You might say, “Hey, I know I had an ancestor from colonial Plymouth!  He shows up in the court records because he had sex with a bunch of animals!  Does that make me a Boston Brahmin?”  As cool/disturbing as it would be to have Thomas Granger as your ancestor, that would not make you a Boston Brahmin.  Despite getting here early, Granger was a servant.  The ancestors of the Brahmins were among the civic and religious leaders of the early colony.  If they weren’t quite at that level of the food chain starting out, then they were upstanding members of the community: church members and the owners of land or businesses, who were able to work their way up within the next few generations.
  3. Maintaining that certain level of status over time.  The Civil War heroes Will and Alonzo Cushing were members of the Boston Brahmin family the Cushings, and they could trace their lineage to the Mayflower.  However, the brothers themselves are not considered Boston Brahmins.  Why is that?  For one thing, their branch of the family didn’t stay in Boston, but more importantly, their branch of the family fell off the tree.  Because of the failures of their particular ancestors, these particular Cushings grew up in poverty on the shore of Lake Erie, at the same time that their cousins had a hand in ruling New England.  It’s kind of screwed up, and it leads into…
  4. Optional objective: a superiority complex.  Some Boston Brahmins have been progressive and down-to-earth people, but many others have been irrefutable snobs.  Being a Brahmin takes attitude: you know who you are, you know who your ancestors were, you talk with a posh accent, and you turn up your nose at anything that seems to be below your station.  You’re a rare breed, a superior breed!  You own it.
  5. Optional objective: marrying in (results not guaranteed). The thing with Boston Brahmins is that they don’t feel like anyone is worthy of breeding with them except for each other.  Going through the family histories, you’ll find these families intermarrying for centuries, and therefore it’s safe to say that everyone is related to each other at least two different ways.  They’re like the royal families of Europe that way.  However, if you’re an outsider with enough status on your own, say, new money, you can marry your way in.  Kind of.  One of the most famous people to marry into the Boston Brahmins was the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who married Frances Appleton of the Appleton clan.  Despite being a Harvard professor and one of the first people to make a living wage as an author alone (though cushioned by his wife’s inheritance), Longfellow still had one foot in and one foot out.  He was “one of us,” but not “one of us” enough.

How did the Boston Brahmins get their name?

They didn’t actually get their name until 1861, when poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. wrote about the ruling class of which he was a part.  In the extremely snobby first chapter of his novel Elsie Venner, Holmes writes about “the Brahmin caste of New England,” which he describes as a “harmless, inoffensive, untitled aristocracy.” (pg. 4 in the 1892 anthology copy I own, pg. 17 in the first year/first edition copy that I own) He got the Brahmin title from the highest rank of the Indian caste system.  From what I understand, (and I welcome corrections if I’m way off) Brahmins in India are a highly educated priestly class.  In the Boston context, Holmes makes the parallel by emphasizing his social class’s intellectualism and founding role in American culture and knowledge, especially at Harvard University.

Who are some famous Boston Brahmins?

An extensive, though by no means exhaustive, list may be found here.  You have the Adamses, including John Adams, Sam Adams, Abigail Adams, and John Quincy Adams.  Henry and Fanny Longfellow’s descendants (including Harry Dana).  President Calvin Coolidge, arguably.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  The authors T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Junior and Senior.  Henry Cabot Lodge, Junior and Senior.  Sophia Peabody, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Wendell Phillips.  John Singer Sargent.  Joseph Warren and Mercy Otis Warren.  Check out the full list.  It’s a “who’s who” of American history, and just remember they’re literally all related.