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A is for Art School

Viktor is a photography grad student and Yuuri is a dance major

“Phichit… The Viktor Nikiforov is not staring at me. Stop joking around!”

“Yuuri! I swear! He’s staring at you like you’re the moon and it’s his first time really seeing you! I bet he’s going to ask you to model for him.”

First of my Viktuuri A-Z series! I’m still putting the list together so please give me ideas on AUs for future letters! Here’s what I have so far… 

The gesture which we would reproduce on canvas shall no longer be a fixed moment in universal dynamism. It shall simply be the dynamic sensation itself. Indeed, all things move, all things run, all things are rapidly changing.. We would at any price re-enter into life.
—  Manifesto of Futurist Painters, April 1910
She is still pretty young but starting to look like a looker nonetheless. I think she rather liked me and now I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a thing for me. The knee breeches are cut tight to show off my crotch at its best, and the uniform – worn by everyone but Dad at these court functions – seems to have caught the polite eye of the young heir.
—  22-year-old future President John F. Kennedy, writing in 1939 to his friend (and future U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Claiborne Pell), on his interaction with the 13-year-old future Queen Elizabeth II at a royal function for diplomats hosted by King George VI that JFK attended (in traditional court dress) alongside his father, U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. 

burrattababe  asked:

my parents can't have house plants bc their cats are always munching on them. is there a way for me to train my future kittens/cats to not eat house plants? bc i basically want my house to look like a jungle in the future. thanks!!

It’s very hard to get cats to leave plants alone - or really anything they’re interested in, but especially things they’ll have a natural urge to chew on. Your options are a) don’t have plants or b) keep all yours plants out of range of the cats. Any training you’d do would, at best, teach the cats only to not get caught chewing on them. (You also have to be very careful that none of your plants are toxic to cats). 

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Amethyst and her fusions with Sapphire and Ruby respectively!

Benitoite is pretty unhealthy, since Sapphire is distant and Amethyst internalises everything as her fault and tends to be emotional, their fusion becomes very overstimulated (ESPECIALLY by her future vision). She’s stressed, anxious and feels confused all the time, she is unable to handle seeing so many terrible possibilities and not being able to distance herself from them. She can be very cold, bitter and sometimes mean. Though she never means to hurt anybody, she’s just preoccupied with herself and forgets how much she can hurt people when overwhelmed.

Red Beryl is a surprisingly congenial fusion, since Ruby and Amethyst are very alike in nature! They both like to fight and they both are rather emotional hotheads. Ruby, who has overcome her feelings of inferiority for being a “disposable Ruby soldier” emits a kind of energy that makes Amethyst quite confident too! Red Beryl is a tough person who takes action and is pretty expressive, though she can be a little selfish sometimes. She’s also easily provoked (but she can take a joke and laugh at it too((if its funny)))

anonymous asked:

I just astral traveled to see my girlfriend who is on a different continent. She was already asleep when I got there so I just held her. But a few minutes later I started hearing Our Song and had two visions that included us growing old and living a happy life together. I really want to believe these visions (especially since it feels like my spirit companion/guide may have sent them) but I also don't want to get too hopeful in case something happens and my hopes get dashed. Opinions???

i believe the future has many paths and many options, and that seeing it confirms that it is a possible path in your future, but it’s also something you need to work towards to make it happen. 

The Sun isn’t even able to keep their stores straight from article to article when it comes to talking about One Direction’s future. In Niall’s article it was a definite reunion in Louis article it was Liam giving a glimmer of hope about a reunion.

new science fiction rating scale: crunchy/spongy/spicy

crunch factor - the “science” factor

  • relies on lots of scientifically proven facts, demonstrates those facts well onscreen/in text
  • doesn’t forget about the smaller or more annoying facets of its own sci fi setting
  • isn’t necessarily “user friendly” - may be difficult for new fans (or non-sci-fi fans) to get into because of the specific technical/political aspect depicted
  • technobabble makes sense

sponge factor - the “appeal” factor

  • uses science fact as more of an aesthetic because “it’s the future!” and “anything can happen!”
  • often prioritizes entertainment over plot - this is not a criticism, as media with straightforward, episodic, or confusing/convoluted plots can still be very enjoyable
  • is very “user friendly” and is able to absorb a lot of fans with both sci-fi and non-sci-fi backgrounds because it isn’t “too much” and can be easily understood, at least topically, on a first pass
  • technobabble is a jumble of words that sounds intelligent

spice factor - the “fiction” factor

  • applies scientific terms and aesthetics to fantasy elements because this future is a little more flexible with definitions and/or more advanced than present us has ever thought possible
  • deals with a theme of cosmic horror in the narrative, pitting characters against some sort of unknown
  • “user friendliness” depends upon a user’s interpretation of the work, as spicier works tend to have more varied interpretations thanks to their genre-bending qualities 
  • technobabble either minimal due to non-applicable situations or very present but decidedly bizarre and very specifically flavored 

some examples - may vary by perception

  • mostly crunchy sci-fi: the expanse, battlestar galactica, the martian, europa report
  • mostly spongy sci-fi: star trek, babylon 5, jurassic park, interstellar, arrival, doctor who
  • mostly spicy sci-fi: dune (of course), jupiter ascending, the fifth element, farscape

this is more of a personal classification and the categories aren’t exclusive - there’s definitely possibility for overlap between them, but anyways

here’s my new ultimate sci-fi rating scale

(this isn’t necessarily limited to sci-fi either and can be adapted to other genres but like… u get the idea.)

anonymous asked:

is it safe to assume Time Spheres are only for episode 1 and I dont have to worry about stocking up for the next episode?

The next episode has already started, but for future reference, it’s never safe to assume anything. If I had seen this earlier I would have told you what I was doing– which was storing time spheres, but not using them for Kang Helmets, which, lucky for me, was the right strategy. 

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Book of the Month - (2.17) History Is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

Note: 4.5/5

(+ Griffin, the main character, has OCD and I love how it’s not depicted as if someone special to him would be able to ‘cure’ him; as if that was that easy.)
(- Don’t bother reading this if you’re not on your own, or between classes. Your eyes will be red from all the crying (sad or not).)