anonymous asked:

Slovenia for the meme, please?

01. Full name: Republic of Slovenia or Primož Oblak
02. Best friend:
He’s his own best friend
03. Sexuality:
Like I’ve said before, Pan in nationverse, and I have no clue in a humanverse
04. Favorite color:
Dark blue
05. Relationship status:
Single, does not want to mingle
06. Ideal mate:
Someone who makes him come out of his shell more
07. Turn-ons:
Artistic ability
08. Favorite food:
Wine and coffee
09. Crushes:
Probably crushed on Mace during Yugoslavia
10. Favorite music:
11. Biggest fear:
That he will never be enough
12. Biggest fantasy:
Not getting called Slovakia
13. Bad habits:
Can get really antisocial when in a bad mood
14. Biggest regret:
Similar to Mace, never standing up for himself as a child
15. Best kept secrets:
How deep down, he actually has a great sense of humor and very interesting creative ideas, and can be a lot of fun
16. Last thought:
17. Worst romantic experience:
He’s not had many romantic experiences, so it’s not really applicable
18. Biggest insecurity:
His status in life. He’s incredibly aware he’s better off than some neighbours, but he’s also incredibly aware how many more neighbours are doing better
19. Weapon of choice:
He prefers not fighting, but maybe a gun I guess?
20. Role Model:
He’d hate to say it, but Austria

Did You Know Large Wine Bottles Have Special Names?

Wine bottle names are… odd. Once you get large enough, the wine holders become named after biblical kings:

  • 1.5 L Magnum: Equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 3.0 L Double Magnum: Equivalent to two Magnums or four standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 4.5 L Jeroboam : Equivalent to six standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 6.0 L Imperial: Equivalent to eight standard 750 ml bottles or two Double Magnums. Why they stopped using kings here I don’t know.
  • 9.0 L Salmanazar: Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine!
  • 12.0 L Balthazar: Equivalent to sixteen standard 750 ml bottles or two Imperials.
  • 15.0 L Nebuchadnezzar: Equivalent to twenty standard 750 ml bottles.

Interestingly, I looked around and could not find why the names are what they are. The names just appeared, I guess, and everyone agreed to use them.

Let Check Please Characters Have Different Professions 2k17

some suggestions for fields/professions/specific jobs just so we can mix things up:


  • a food critic
  • a sommelier (wine expert - he got the palate for it)
  • marketing
  • editor
  • cookbook author
  • nutritionist 
  • i know he doesn’t like to study but imagine him as a college prof please it’s so cute guys
  • literally anything other than a baker/working in a bakery/owning a bakery like i know it makes sense but let him do other things pls


  • gm for a hockey team
  • author
  • physical therapist
  • model
  • any kind of coach
  • athletic director for a university
  • the guy who comes up with those ridiculously specific stats for (ex: at one point the Blue Jackets won their last five games on dates with repeating numbers. (ex: 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, etc.)
  • shout out to all the historian!jack fics out there


  • museum curator
  • literally any management position
  • gallery owner
  • industrial designer
  • graphic designer
  • jewelry designer idk
    • there’s a post somewhere about her designing nhl goalie masks and i love that idea so much but i cannot find the post
  • don’t just say she’s an artist, give her something specific to do


  • writer for How to Get Away with Murder specifically
  • law school prof
  • journalist
  • community activist/organizer
  • politician
  • lobbyist
  • there are so many subsets of law! don’t just make him a lawyer - have him do family law or immigration or environmental or contract or real estate or hell, just state if he’s in prosecution or defense 


  • nhl referee
  • sports analyst
  • hedge fund manager
  • radio personality
  • voice actor
  • auctioneer 
  • screenwriter 
  • stay at home dad


  • biomedical engineer
  • nutritionist 
  • zoologist
  • college prof (courtesy of @nicepasses )
  • something in sports medicine/orthopedics 
  • and if you do make him a doctor there are so many interesting specializations! also, remember that med school and residency take a long time - he’s not going to be an established doc until late 20′s at the earliest 
    • A L S O - Ransom is Canadian and I feel like the healthcare differences between the US and Canada will probably affect his schooling/job?? does anyone have more information about this?


  • playwright
  • journalist
  • copywriter
  • freelance writer
  • editor of either books or online publications
  • teacher or professor (he could create the Woke Poets Society)
  • defenseman in the nhl (where are the NHL!nursey fics??)


  • CIA analyst (idk where this one came from but it sounds interesting)
  • app developer
  • tech expert/the guy who reviews the newest products and tears them apart like can you imagine him grumpily telling the internet why macs are too expensive?? perf
  • handyman or mechanic 
  • nanny (does he actually have a thousand siblings or is that fandom lore?)
  • the angriest google employee


  • the new sun when ours inevitably burns out
  • honestly i’m 100000000% here for NHL chowder 
  • game developer
  • goalie coach
  • video coach for an nhl team
  • there are literally so many jobs in tech that i do not know about so I will just but the ubiquitous ‘Coder’ whatever that means
  • consultant
  • engineer

GoPro cameras capture action all over the world, from Olympic ski jumps in Sochi to cuddly lion hugfests on the South African savanna. Now, Food & Wine’s new site FWx is putting GoPros somewhere even more extreme: behind the controls of super-tricked-out espresso machines in the country’s top coffee shops. In this clip, barista Erin Meister straps a GoPro to her head for a first-person view of how a cappuccino gets made at Counter Culture Coffee’s New York Training Center.

Nominate your favorite coffee bars on Twitter using #FWx @foodandwine. Your dreamy barista could wear the Cappuccino Cam next.

Suga Daddy: Part 8

Suga Daddy: 8

Word count: 8.3k

Genre/Warnings: angst, dirty talk, language 

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader

Summary: Yoongi tells you about his past but is terrified of how you’ll take it.

This came a little early than expected. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for reading.

Parts: {playlist} one | two | three | four | five | six | seven 

Everything felt like it was playing out and slow-motion and all you were doing was twirling the flowers in your hand. You were nauseated and your mind was racing with every possible scenario. You knew that Yoongi couldn’t have a squeaky clean record. Especially with his attitude and the way he talked to you sometimes. For some reason you still loved him, despite that.

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the hockey team doing Adult Things™️

essentially i’ve recently turned 18 and i’ve experienced what life truly is as an adult 

  • chowder bringing home a goldfish one day because they went past a pet store and had the $3 to buy it. 
    • he got it home and realised that he didn’t have a fish bowl so he had to use one of bitty’s glass mixing bowls until Dex finished his homework and agreed to drive Chowder back to the pet store
  • ransom and holster doing one another’s makeup and arguing over what pattern to put ransom’s rhinestones in and then ransom just muttering “i’ll just copy yours because they’re pretty” 
  • losing all of the forks under a couch 
  • nursey and lardo sitting on a street corner at 1am reading poetry to one another
  • shitty getting in an argument with straight white boys while very drunk and having all of his friends just blindly back him up 
  • jack and shitty arguing over whether to listen to jazz or pop in the uber
  • bitty being forced to go on 12am grocery store runs to get tortilla chips and hummus because “you’re the least drunk” 
  • everyone sitting in a circle and sharing the songs that make them cry the most while also all high
  • going to late night lectures for film majors so they can watch a free movie and then leaving before the discussion starts because they all know they’ll get into a fight with the professor
  • eventually hanging up a sheet in the yard and projecting films onto the side of the Haus as they all snuggle in blankets on the grass
  • Bitty starting to cry in the grocery store because it’s the middle of exams and they’ve moved the shelf where the m&ms are usually kept
  • group trips to food and wine festivals because of the free samples 
  • Holster finding hula hoops on sale and buying one for each member of the team 
  • team bonding sessions can also just be putting puzzles together as a group
  • going to the art gallery together and just watching Lardo break down in tears in front of an Ai Weiwei piece
  • Lemonade Mouth is almost constantly playing 
    • everyone thinks that nursey is the one who keeps putting it on 
    • it’s dex
    • he’s not even ashamed of it, it’s just that no one has asked him 

Making picture-perfect swirl-topped cupcakes might seem like something you should leave to the pros. But F&W Test Kitchen frosting maestro Justin Chapple has an easy shortcut. All you need is two colors of frosting, plastic wrap and a pastry bag—no artistic skills needed. Watch this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips to learn how to make the most beautiful cupcakes ever.

between the clinking silverware, the flickering candles and warmth that came from several drinks and fingertips dragging over thighs, magnus felt like everything was soft focus. outside it was pouring, sheets of rain spilling over new york, but here in this restaurant, surrounded by their friends and candlelight catching on full wine glasses, cascading down alec’s cheekbones, it was all gold tipped and hazy.

it had been happening all night, if he was honest with himself. this urge, this need, this desire, to kiss alec. it had been happening in all of these little warm pockets of time that pushed themselves in between the two of them. moments caught in shifting fingertips and alec’s breath close to his skin. moments caught in laughter that made magnus’s cheeks hurt and tears prick at his eyes. moments caught in watching all of the people who meant the world to him around this table interact with the man he was deeply in love with.

it just kept hitting him, this desire to kiss him. this hungry feeling of wanting more than anything to push his lips up against alec’s mouth. and there was no issue with that. they had kissed. several times, in between bites of food, sips of wine. when alec got up to slip off to the bathroom, when everyone else was talking and it was just the two of them murmuring. but they were soft kisses, light kisses, magnus’s arm draped over alec’s shoulders, the kinds of kisses meant for public places.

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What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate less gray matter than drinking wine.

According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine “engages more of our brain than any other human behavior.” The apparently simple act of sipping Merlot involves a complex interplay of air and liquid controlled by coordinated movements of the the tongue, jaw, diaphragm and throat. Inside the mouth, molecules in wine stimulate thousands of taste and odor receptors, sending a flavor signal to the brain that triggers massive cognitive computation involving pattern recognition, memory, value judgment, emotion and of course, pleasure.

Whereas most wine writers tend to focus on the various elements that go into the wine itself — the grape, the oak, terroir, the winemaker — Shepherd’s subject is the drinker. He explores biomechanics, physiology and neuroscience to describe a journey that begins as wine passes the lips and ends with a lingering “finish” that can last for minutes.

The Taste Of Wine Isn’t All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps

Illustration: Alex Reynolds/NPR

“There’s a certain undeniable, exciting energy that comes with spring. It reminds me of running around my family’s farm in France and selling vegetables with my father at the local market,” said chef Daniel Boulud, who thinks of the glorious return of vibrant produce and herbs as a symbol of rebirth, creativity, and hope. In honor of the season, we asked some of our favorite chefs from around the country (as spotted at the recent South Beach Wine and Food Festival) to share their most prized spring ingredients.

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Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, April 1995

Nesta’s First Starfall

Requested by Anonymous 102: “To the night you’ll never remember.” 

Nessian - Starfall

It’s Nesta’s first Starfall and Cassian has taken on the responsibility of watching her. He eagerly volunteered to do it though he would never tell her that. He told her to dress nicely and that he will pick her up at nine to go out and join the festivities. Nesta grumbled a reply and had stalked off to the library.

Now, Cassian stands outside her room, a fist prepared to knocks on her door, but he pauses. He’s not sure what’s going to happen tonight, not sure what he wants to happen tonight. After all, the whole Inner Circle knows how Starfall had helped to open Feyre’s eyes to her feelings for Rhys, who knows what kind of affect tonight would have on Nesta, who was already so close to realizing what was between them. With a sharp intake of breath, Cassian knocks.

His fist is still in the air when the door opens less than a second later. Nesta stands on the other side, one eyebrow raised, and Cassian lets out a low whistle at her appearance. Looking utterly breathtaking, she dons a floor length dress that hugs her form until flaring just above the knee. It is dark blue and incredibly elegant.

“You have to stop hanging about like this, it’s unnerving.” She mutters, slipping her hand into his own outstretched one and allowing him to lead her down the hallway.

Cassian chuckles a bit. “Forgive me, you’re a little unnerving.”

Nesta surprises him by letting a small smirk flit onto her lips, lifting her skirt as they descend the stairs. “So, what is the plan for the evening? Dancing? Food? Wine?”

Cassian places a hand on the doorknob, pausing to give her his own smirk. “Oh, no. Starfall holds something a little more hardcore than that.” Then he opens the door and watches as Nesta’s eyes widen in delight.

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malec dancing headcanons for all your season 2b needs:

  • the first time magnus asks alec to dance they’re at the pandemonium and simply getting alec there in the first place had taken magnus a lot of convincing [with lots of puppy eyes included and how could alec say no to that?]
  • eventually alec had caved in but for the most of the night he had stayed on the sidelines just observing the club, having a few drinks while magnus had been out and about socializing with different downworlders
  • needless to say, alec was absolutely baffled when magnus suddenly had emerged from where ever the hell he had been before and had tapped him on the shoulder, with a teasing sort of smile on his face, asking: “can i have this dance?”
  • alec had blushed an awful lot and mumbled something along the lines of “i can’t dance, magnus…” under his breath, to which magnus had responded by rolling his eyes, dragging him along with him, telling alec that you don’t have to know how to dance for this kind of dance
  • “all you have to do is to just have some fun with it”
  • alec had very reluctantly let himself to be led to the dance floor by magnus all while complaining about how embarrassing the whole situation was
  • “say one word about this to izzy and she won’t ever let me live this down”
  • magnus had silenced him by simply pulling alec by the hips to be flushed against his own, alec’s mouth forming a silent little “o”
  • maybe it was the drinks he had had earlier or the pulsing athmosphere and magnus’ heavy gaze pouring into alec’s own half lidded eyes but soon enough alec had found himself to completely let go; heavily grinding against magnus, his grip tight on his shoulders while magnus held him by the waist
  • maybe he had even let himself to be turned around in magnus’ arms, his back flushed against magnus’ chest while magnus may or may not have sucked a few bruises into his neck, but needless to say they were the other people’s main focus that night; the hottest and most envied couple on the whole club
  • the second time they do it it’s more romantic; magnus, wanting to suprise alec, had prepared a candle lit dinner for the both of them
  • tummies full of the delicious food and wine [which magnus may or may not have just summoned from a near by 5 star restaurant] they had just been casually launging on the sofa a bit sleepily until magnus had suddenly stirred up
  • he had took alec by the arm, raising him up from the sofa with him until their bodies had collided against each other
  • “magnus, what are you doing?”
  • to which magnus simply had responded with an amused “alexander, have you ever been taught how to dance?”
  • alec had cast his eyes downwards before mumbling that “shadowhunters aren’t really big on dancing. it’s seen as something silly and unnecessary. we’re more focused on, you know, training.”
  •  “ oh well in that case i’d love to teach you.”
  • they had spent the rest of the night giggling, a bit wine drunk with alec stepping on magnus’ toes multiple times 
  • not that he had minded – magnus’ hands stayed steady on alec’s back the whole time
  • they had spun each other around until they were dizzy, going from one dance to another, all the kinds magnus could just remember doing, until they slowly came to a stop
  • with heavy breaths they had looked into each other’s eyes, foreheads coming together while gripping each othe with dear life; they were only swaying gently at this point, not really dancing anymore and they didn’t even really notice when alec hadn’t stepped on magnus’ feet for at least in half an hour 
  • they had been too busy lost in each other; heads buried in the other’s shoulder, swaying slowly in the dark room with nothing but the candles’ soft glow illuminating the space they had claimed
  • after that there had been kisses, lots of them, until they had finally moved things to the bedroom
  • but probably the most important dance of them all came several years and many many dances later; at their wedding