gallop!

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Spotlight: Clemence Housman

Here are some more goodies from our processing of the Jerry Buff gift. We were so enchanted by the wood engravings and design of this book, we thought we should share it: The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman with wood engravings by Clemence Housman, published in New York by John Lane in 1902. This appears to be the third printing.

Author, illustrator, and suffragist Clemence Housman was the sister of A. E. Housman and Laurence Housman. She was very close to her brother Laurence, the author of this work, with whom she lived most of her life. Her imagery seems strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau style. Here, Clemence illustrates fantasy short stories by Laurence. Clemence was also a noted author of fantasies.

Stuff.

So I’m wondering if the morning sickness is starting to go away. Dare I say, I actually feel pretty good this morning. But we’ll see how I feel after I eat this oatmeal 😆

It has become part of mine and Storie’s daily morning routine to listen for baby’s heartbeat on the doppler. She sits so patiently and waits to hear that little heartbeat galloping away then says “I hear it! That’s baby 😊” it’s the cutest thing. This morning she asked “mommy, will baby come out of my belly, too?” I told her no, only mommy’s, to which she responded “😑 ok, only mommy’s.” I love her. 😍


Thursday is the ultrasound and I’m excited. My mom might be coming with and we’re all excited at the possibility.

Hubby is supposed to be home this weekend. It will be an entire month he’s been gone for work. Needless to say, Storie and I are more than ready for him to come home.

It’s SO HOT OUTSIDE. With humidity, it’s well over 100°. Ugh.

I think that’s it for now!

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Title: Rebel of the Sands

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Genre: Fantasy, adventure, YA

My Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Synopsis: She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him… or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

Keep reading

  • Sherlock:what’s over there, toby? Concentrate! Good boy! What’s over there??
  • Toby:next to the crumbling pound I see the decreasing credibility and currency-based solvency of this failing constitutional monarchy that’s about to leave a continent-wide credit union it’s technically dependent on. No wait, that’s not it, it’s your galloping homosexuality, chased by your suppressed feelings for John Watson lol gotcha
  • Sherlock:
  • Sherlock:
  • Sherlock:why can’t you just go boof when I ask you a question
My boyfriend told me over text that he didn't know the Minotaur story
  • Boyfriend:I... I don't even know the story that well babe, I can't even say xD
  • Me:Okay so
  • Me:Poseidon gives a bull to King Minos, the best and shiniest bull you ever saw, and he's like "You can have this, but only if you promise to sacrifice it to me later" and Minos is like "Sure yeah okay man whatever" so Poseidon sends this bestest bull ever galloping up out of the salty sea spray, and everyone standing around is like "Hot fuck look at that bull" And Minos agrees, and he likes the bull SO much he decides to just quietly sort of...keep it. And he does kill a bull for Poseidon but it's one of his own, lame normal bulls, and Poseidon's no pushover so of course he notices.
  • Me:Poseidon is also notoriously easily angered, and he's royal pissed about this, so he comes up with one of the most devious punishments ever, and he infects Minos' wife Pasiphae with a desperate, DESPERATE thirst for the bull. Like she can think of nothing but getting some of that hot Bull D.
  • Boyfriend:..........Thefuck.
  • Me:But it's hard to convince a bull, especially a divinely spawned bull, to fuck you if you are in fact not a cow but a human queen, so she comes up with a plan
  • Boyfriend:I thought some god comes down in bull form and fucks her??
  • Me:Ohh, no no no, that's the much much more tame story of Europa, who has sex with Zeus in bull form. This is different
  • Me:She goes to the best inventor she knows, Daedalus, and she's like "I need this bull to fuck me I NEED IT" and Daedalus is like "That's really weird maybe you should talk to someone" and she's like "I am talking to you and I am your queen so you better fucking make this happen for me I am going to peel my own skin off if I don't get some bull dick ASAP. But he doesn't want me because I am not fat, four-legged, and mooing."
  • Boyfriend:Oh..... oh no.
  • Me:So Daedalus shrugs, probably shudders a little, and builds the prettiest, most fuckable wooden cow a bull ever saw, but he makes it hollow, presumably with some openings in some awkward places.
  • Boyfriend:OH GOD. NO.
  • Me:So Pasiphae puts this monstrosity in the field with the bull, climbs in it, and waits. And Daedalus really is a skilled inventor, and he apparently knows what a bull likes, because Pasiphae finally gets the hot bull loving she's been dreaming of
  • Boyfriend:I........ I need an aspirin. That is disgusting.
  • Me:Only she apparently hasn't been tracking her cycles, because she gets pregnant, and births the minotaur and King Minos is like "What the fuck?" and Pasiphae is like "Honey I need to tell you something"
  • Me:And that is how it happened
  • Boyfriend:That is NOT HOW THAT WORKS
  • Me:Welcome to Mythology.
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Mudsdale is known for its powerful body as well as its emotional fortitude, which keeps it from being agitated by anything. It never cries out, no matter what kind of trouble it’s in. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and the weight of this coating increases the force of its kicks. One kick, and a car is a pile of scrap!
Mudsdale’s running speed is not too swift, but it has excellent power and stamina. It can carry on for three days and three nights despite dragging loads of over 10 tons!
When Mudsdale gallops in earnest, the power of each hoof-clop can dig out huge holes, even in asphalt, that’s why Mudsdale is forbidden to run on some of Alola’s public roads.
With the Stamina Ability, this Pokémon’s Defense goes up by 1 when it’s hit by an attack.

Draft Horse Pokémon
Ground
8′02″
2028.3 lbs.
Own Tempo / Stamina


Mudsdale is known for its powerful body as well as its emotional fortitude, which keeps it from being agitated by anything. It never cries out, no matter what kind of trouble it’s in, and it defeats its opponents with a single powerful blow. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and the weight of this coating increases the force of its kicks. One kick, and a car is a pile of scrap!

Mudsdale’s running speed is not too swift, but it has excellent power and stamina. It can carry on for three days and three nights despite dragging loads of over 10 tons!

When Mudsdale gallops in earnest, the power of each hoof-clop can dig out huge holes, even in asphalt. Mudsdale is forbidden to run on some of Alola’s public roads.

Mudsdale can have the new Stamina Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Stamina Ability, this Pokémon’s Defense goes up by 1 when it’s hit by an attack.

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I still can’t believe they actually let people drive on that.

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- Monster Hunter Stories Jho, Barioth and Zamtrios ride -

Wander in search of food with Picke-jho and get a tremendous destructive power.

The ice attack attributes are great also you can gallop freely on ice with Barioth.

Also known as “garbage shark”.  That solidify the defense wearing the ice, with a characteristic skill (This is the original translation from google translate lol).

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anonymous asked:

Do you still think the girl that makes Lucas' heart go "clippity clop" is Maya? Because that boy was nervous af when he told Riley he chose her. I'm a lucaya shipper but it seems like it's Riley that makes his heart race

I’ve been thinking and I don’t think it’s a matter of one of them making his heart race and the other not. They both do, but in different ways. He LIKES BOTH GIRLS. In Triangle he couldn’t distinguish the “boy-la-la-loo.” He had it for BOTH OF THEM. And there’s a reason the writers brought up the campfire. Both girls obviously make Lucas’s heart do SOMETHING. Otherwise we wouldn’t even be having this conversation to begin with, right?

I think the issue isn’t “one girl makes his heart race and the other doesn’t.” I think it’s a matter of a trot vs a gallop. Or sheep vs a bull, if you will.

Hear me out:

It’s canon that Lucas was scared of Riley when he first met her. There’s been a reset and we are basically doing everything over. The characters have regressed back to the beginning and the story is repeating again, albeit at a faster clip than before (yeah that’s another post in the pipeline).

Lucas is back to being Mr. Perfect for the moment, and Mr. Perfect is pretty terrified of Princess Riley finding out that he isn’t quite what he presents himself to be. (And lbr there’s still a lot about Lucas Riley doesn’t really know, see her movie). Mr Perfect also *genuinely* and sincerely delights in Sunshiney Riley’s blind but innocent belief that he is a “hero.” (Watch him in Friendship after Riley nominates him for President). It boosts his ego and builds him up. But Mr. Perfect and Sunshiney Riley are not who Lucas and Riley truly are. Especially not anymore. Damocles!

Side note: Depending on which take they use, Lucas actually hides his face from Riley in SHT after she gets the assignment to explore evil in the world (aka grow in terms of seeing reality).

Riley scared Lucas at first but then later she didn’t. Maya was ALWAYS scary to Lucas, and if he should find out after things settle up with Riley that’s he’s got a chance with Maya after all…well that clippety-clop will probably become a “about the scariest moment of my life” stampede again. Just like last time, especially if Maya’s got her growth/hope back. Except this time, hopefully he and Riley are actually done because they’ve taken their shot and had their moment and realized who and what they truly are/want to be to each other.

Hell, Maya probably STILL makes Lucas stampede when she gets too close (and btw the distance between them post-SL is likely in large part down to Lucas KNOWING he can’t get too close to Maya, see S2)…but if Mr. Perfect is back to being terrified of Maya and “wanting to get her out of the country” so he can go ride off on a princess/hero fantasy with Riley…then the clippety-clop is the way to go. Lucas is back to being afraid he’ll become rule breaker who goes too far instead of being a more mature guy who can goof off but still knows where the limit is. He’s back to being terrified of rule-breaker Maya (who is also regressed so this makes sense, although at times she’s so over the top you’d almost think she’s faking it…)

Choosing the gentle but scary clippety-clop over the terrifying stampede is absolutely what Lucas needs to do. Judy first. Then Tombstone. But this time with the real life approach.

The lesson going into the game changer is for the kids to predict what happens next based on what’s happened before…just sayin’.

BTS Reaction #61

BTS’ reaction after finding out you’re a virgin.

Jin:

“Oh okay, but you’ve seen things before, right?”

“You mean… videos or…?”

“yA COOKING SHOWS, F00D P0RN!!!” 

Originally posted by coffeewithbts

Yoongi:

“Am I supposed to be angry or something? Cause if you think this is gonna change us, it’s not. You being a virgin or not doesn’t matter to me.”

“Awww Yoongi, you’re so sw–”

“–gotTA SAY THOUGH, YOU THIRSTY AF FOR ME” *throws water at you before running for his life*

Originally posted by bangtanboy-swag

Hoseok:

“Oh don’t worry, you can take all the time you need to prepare yourself~” *gallops off into the sun like the sweetheart he is* *but somehow he looks 1000x hotter than usual???*

Originally posted by taenthusiast

Namjoon:

“Oh. I mean I can stick to watching videos if you’re not ready!!! That’s as far as I’ll go, I swear I won’t go running off to another girl. You can trust me” *catches 102938028 more viruses on his laptop*

Originally posted by j-miki

Jimin:

*smirks and jokes around* “OOH you want me to change that for you???? Because I’m ready whenever you are, princess” 

Originally posted by jjibooty

Taehyung:

“Are you trying to tell me something….? Or are you just playing with me?” *wink wonk* “No but for real, why are you telling me this right now? In bed? At night???”

Originally posted by bangtanselcas

Jungkook:

*blankly stares at you before laughing nervously* “…..so what else did you want to tell me? Besides… you know, that?” *avoids eye contact*

Originally posted by ew-jiminnie