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Humans and Fire

So I’ve read a few humans are weird posts and it got me thinking, what if humans are the only species to evolve to use fire. Like, most intelligent species will instinctively flee in panic the moment they catch sight of an open flame, yet show a human infant a fire and if they don’t know better, they will try to grab it.

Humans will burn everything. Most of us won’t eat anything unless it has been “Cooked” first. (A human word meaning to heat food until it has begun to denature but not yet started to carbonize.)

Start a small fire and instead of fleeing, humans will gather around it and start socializing.

We get intoxicated by setting specific plants on fire and inhaling the smoke, often with the burning embers mere inches from our sensitive face.

We use it to clear land for agriculture and hunting. We use it to punish criminals. We even use it for purely aesthetic purposes. (Think fireworks.)

Heck, we we discovered hydrocarbons, the first thing we did was burn them. In fact, humans were burning so much hydrocarbons they were literally altering the atmosphere of their planet.

Heck, humans have died because they literally did not have enough materials to burn.

Now imagine hostile aliens want to invade earth. They don’t use fire except for carefully controlled and heavily guarded industrial purposes. They also don’t know much about earth other than it is definitely inhabited and the people haven’t developed intergalactic travel.

They’re expecting to face primitive forces armed with the local equivalent of clubs and bows. What they get is, to them, a strange anachronistic jumble of expected primative technologies and highly advanced technologies that they definitely shouldn’t have.

They’re not expecting guns. (Projectile weapons that consist of a narrow tube with projectile and a chemical propellent stuffed into one end. Instead of an electromagnetic pulse, the propellant is ignited and the expanding gases shoot the projectile out of the tube.)

They’re not expecting powered vehicles. Instead of electric motors, humans have what they call the internal combustion engine. (A motor that works by sucking flammable gas into an enclosed chamber, igniting the gas under pressure, and using the resulting force from the detonation to move a piston. Because of that, humans have heavy machinery, self-propelled vehicles, and powered air-craft before they even really understood bio electricity.

They’re not expecting bombs, or incendiary weapons. (It was also how it was discovered that their bio-polymer armor, while excellent against projectiles, can actually burn at surprisingly low temperatures.

They’re not even expecting smelted metal. Steel to them is a high tech material that can only be produced under specialized conditions of extreme heat, and requires very specialized facilities to produce. They are shocked to discover that humans have been smelting copper before they developed writing.

And they are definitely not expecting nuclear weapons. (Which are basically “bombs” that instead of using combustable chemicals use an uncontrolled nuclear fission reaction. They are also aghast to discover that not only was this apparently the first thing we thought to do when we discovered fission, but that competing human faction have “how many of these weapons stockpiled!?”

After retreating in disgrace, the task force sent to monitor the plant is horrified to report that humans are rapidly expanding into space. They aren’t using gravitic lifters or electromagnetic mass drivers. They are apparently simply loading equipment and personnel into special “missiles” and using a shit ton of highly combustable fuel to simply launch themselves into space.

Poppin’ Off: An Interview With the “Bubbleologist” Behind Grimes’ “Venus Fly” Video

text: by Ryan Dombal

interview with Teena Lemieux


“Oh my gosh, you can see all my bubbles!”

Teena Lemieux is watching Grimes and Janelle Monáe’s “Venus Fly” video for the first time. She is very psyched. Because, along with some cyberpunk regalia and flame-tinged swords, it’s Lemieux’s bubbles that make this epic video really, you know, pop. Her bubbles are not normal bubbles—in the clip released via Tidal last week, Lemieux’s creations fill with smoke, burst into flames, and envelope Grimes’ entire body. And Lemieux is not a normal bubble lover—she is a self-proclaimed “bubbleologist” who has studied her unique craft for nearly a decade.  

Known professionally as Miss T the Bubble Queen, the Ontario-based artist has brought her trademark Bubbleology Show to Canadian TV, festivals, schools, children’s cancer camps, along with plenty of birthdays and weddings. So when Grimes’ team reached out to her a few months ago, she was ready.

Pitchfork: What did you think when you got the offer to do this Grimes video?

Teena Lemieux: I was honored to demonstrate my art with someone else who appreciated it. Bubbles are special—they’re like smiles. I’m the only one in Canada who does this. There’s no book out there, it’s all practice. I heard Grimes loves bubbles and she saw all these scientific marvels that I do with them—I could do everything she wanted. She was excited to have a bubbleologist in her video.

Were you nervous on set?

Not really, but everything relied on the bubbles working—every scene had bubbles in it. Bubbles only last a second, so I had to get this one massive bubble—or millions of floating things—in the right position at the right time.

There’s one scene where Grimes sets fire to a bubble in her hand. It looks dangerous.

[laughs] It’s not dangerous at all, you don’t even feel it. It only ignites the gas for a second.

How do you make a bubble like that one?

It’s top secret! It’s based on my own scientific studies!

How did you teach Grimes to work with your bubbles?

If you wet your hand you can hold a bubble. That’s it. If your hand is dry, you’ll pop the bubble. Everyone knows that.

Are your bubbles more durable than normal bubbles?

Mine are totally different—do you want to be a bubbleologist?

I am curious about it. When I saw your name listed under that title in the credits, I was like, What the hell is a bubbleologist?!

It sounds scientific! What are you?

I’m a writer.

So you’re a writerologist!

How do you think the bubbles factor into the video conceptually?

Bubbles represent moments, or other worlds, or ideas or thoughts floating around, so you gotta go get ’em, otherwise they’ll float away or pop. So those bubbles were all Grimes’ moments.

Would you want to do more Grimes videos?

Of course, I could see bubbles in all of her videos! And I’d like to be onstage during a Grimes concert. Do you think the people who love her music would like to see the bubbles?

Yes, I do.


Vernon Car Scenario

Pairing: Vernon and OC

Genre: FLuff

  • So it’s a Friday evening and you’re on campus for a lecture.
  • The lecture FINALLY finishes and yo ass is already out the door cuz food is more important lmao.
  • SO you hop into your car and turn on the ignition.
  • Well, kinda.
  • Your car won’t turn on :,) YAY (yes this happened to me lmao, this is why I’m writing this)
  • Now you’re panicking because this is the first time it happened and you don’t know how to jump start a car!
  • So you’re looking around to see if anyone can help but nobody is close by cuz boo, the lot is dead as hell.
  • You don’t know how long it’ll be until someone comes to the lot so you decide to walk a block to get food because you’d rather suffer with a full stomach, I feel.
  • Now you return to your car, sweatin and dying but you got a bag of food in yo hand so life is great fam.
  • You sit in your car, eating that bomb ass sandwich and then a nice ass black car rolls up next to you.
  • While eating, you watch as a model status dude gets out and you can’t help but stare. 
  • All that goes through your head is, “mmmm boo, you come here often ayeeeeeeee. Holla at meh.”
  • And you keep watching him as he walks farther away and farther and farther…
  • ANd then you realize
  • I kinda need him to help me lmao.
  • So you run out of your car with your cheeks full of food and yell out for him.
  • He turns around and makes a “Wtfff” face.
  • You’re like, “shit why did I take that bite before getting out fml.”
  • But then he shoots you a smile and asks what’s up.
  • While you struggle to swallow your food, you gesture him to come towards your car.
  • And when you can properly speak, you explain that your car isn’t turning on and you really need his help to jump start it.
  • Just keep in mind that your headlights and radio can still turn on, just not the engine (remember this!!)
  • You have an older SUV which is kinda normal to have issues with.
  • The thing is, this boy doesn’t know how to jump start cars either because he has a brand new, fancy car and he never really thought this would happen.
  • But you don’t have to know..
  • SO he plays it cool and is all like, “Sure thing!”
  • You grab the cables from your trunk and give it to him while you go back to the drivers seat to open the hood.
  • Because you’re so distracted, you don’t see him struggling to untangle the cords while trying to ask siri how to jump start a car.
  • You join him a little to early and he didn’t get a chance to properly google what to connect each metal clip with which part of the engine.
  • So when you check up on him, he’s acting all swift and connecting the wrong clip to the wrong part of the car but you don’t know that lmao.
  • From your point of view, he looks like an expert (it’s kinda sexy aye)
  • But in his mind, he’s like, “fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck”
  • So he has everything clipped (just not in the right place) and he goes into your car to try turning it on.
  • The first few times, all that happens is your engine is making a clicking noise.
  • He then steps on the gas while turning the ignition and boom, yo car is turned on by the sexi boi (and so are you) lmao kill me
  • Yes, so your lights and radio work fine and your engine makes a clicking noise when the ignition is turned but it doesn’t turn on.
  • What does that mean for a old SUV like yours?
  • It means you ain’t need no jump starting lmao. All you needed to do was step on the gas while turning the key.
  • Idk why, it’s some gas clog thing but no joke, all you have to do is step on the gas and turn your key.
  • (This isn’t the case for every car lmao but if you have a 1998 SUV like mine, that’s the solution boo)
  • Basically, this boy didn’t really do shit to help your car lol
  • But he thinks he has a 6th sense in cars now and is some amazing panty droppin wizard
  • And you think he’s a car expert and model or some shit.
  • So in reality, y’all look stupid (especially with the way he clipped the cords)
  • But it doesn’t matter because it’s a win-win situation.
  • You thank him and tell him he saved your life, even though you knew that wasn’t true and he knew that wasn’t true but you can’t help but exaggerate when a hottie is in your car.
  • So he gets out and say its no problem and then even though he was smooth the whole time, he starts getting fidgety.
  • And you do too cuz you’re like, “shit, I made him uncomfortable..bruh kill me.”
  • But then he asks for your number and claims it’s so you can contact him if you need help again.
  • Lmao okay
  • Y’all end up texting everyday and you find out his name is Hansol, but he prefers the name Vernon.
  • A cute name for a cute boi :’)
  • So weeks later, you call him and tell him your car tire popped and you need his help.
  • And he says he on his way (he’s only 5 minutes away but doesn’t get there for another 15 cuz he spent 10 minutes researching how to change a tire)
  • When he gets there, he finds you in your car eating a bag of chips with all 4 tires nice and pumped.
  • And he’s hella confused.
  • TBH your tire was never popped in the first place, you just wanted an excuse to see him.
  • So you tell him to come to the drivers seat window.
  • And he doesn’t complain and you hand him a concert ticket for a local band.
  • You ask if he wants to go tonight and he’s like, “hell yea!”
  • And you tell him you’ll text him your address and to meet you in a couple of hours.
  • Then you drive away cuz you a boss and he literally has hearts in his eyes.
  • ANd he’s smiling like a lunitic while walking back to his car
  • and then he stops and realizes…
  • “wait what about the tire??”
Arrow 5x20 “Underneath” - After thoughts

Main thought

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Olicity (all around Olicity)

It was a heart wrenching episode. 

For a while Flashbacks gave pause to the tightness in my heart but as soon as the sex was over and we jump to the serious talk the wrench pulled so hard I almost crumbled.

We knew it was going to be hard. Olicity is in a hard spot and it won’t miraculously rise in a pain free way.

I was ready. Must say I was not very surprised when it came to the why Olicity broke up in Season 4; trust was the issue, the motive. Not William, I dare say Felicity is happy William has a dad and a mom that care about him, it was the way Oliver didn’t trust her. She loves Oliver so much that settling for less than a relationship where full trust exists is not an option.

(GIFs credit @felicitys )

The Flasback’s were what I expected and much of what I didn’t want to watch. Drunken sex, my bad reaction to it was somewhat “erased” by the love I felt existed for real. The Flashbacks end with Felicity giving hope to Oliver that maybe someday she could be ready for them to talk about their break up and Oliver getting his hopes up about coming back together.

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This scene broke me to pieces. I knew it was going to happen. I knew it had to be something like this happening in 4.5 for us to get Oliver and Felicity behaving like they did in 5x01 but I admit that, sex scene aside (that was… WOW), Flashbacks were as painful to watch as present time with the smiles ending up on an even deeper Olicity break up.

I find a bit of solice in knowing that both me and the characters know things are bad (maybe it’s just me…) and if that wasn’t the case in the Flashbacks (with Oliver all hopeful) it was the case on present time.

Felicity’s chip isn’t working. I was a bit emotional about Felicity down playing it to Oliver while the imeadiate threat was Chase, just as much as I was emotional about Oliver’s concern when Felicity told him.

Oliver understanding of Prometheus game play is growing and Chase isn’t ten steps ahead anymore. Granted he’s still ahead but not 10 steps, Oliver knew exactly what Chase was planning to do outside and why he had trapped Oliver and Felicity inside the bunker… he was getting William.

Originally posted by chess-soul

The urgency of getting out sends Oliver on another Lone Ranger like mission. Not even considering what Felicity is proposing he tries to get out trough the elevator shaft.

He falls and gets badly hurt. How badly we only get to see later on, but right from the start we could tell it’s bad.

I personaly don’t like to hear “I told you so” after something goes wrong. Felicity telling it to Oliver once I would have deal with but she kept repeating it. I can only read this as a tell tale sign of how upset she is, how frustrated that her words to Oliver seem to be crushing into a brick wall. This is as bad as Olicity could get.

Oliver is in pain in more ways than one. He sees Felicity’s poin,t if  there’s another way he will follow. It’s said this is the first time he follows Felicity’s advice (and needs), that is simply not true.

Originally posted by no-one-seesyou-likeido

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Originally posted by bindy417

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Originally posted by yet-i-remain-quiet

Maybe I’m being harsh on the show but Oliver did listened to Felicity before; he did follow her advice and wishes before, somewhere along the line the Show “forgot” that. Oliver is no saint, he’s anything but, but he’s no devil neither. I know I’m probably stating something unpopular but I love Oliver and I didn’t like that Felicity accepted Oliver statement that it was the first time he followed her advice because it’s not true.

Felicity’s plan is brilliant but it backfires and they are in a worse situation than before with poisoness gas filling the bunker. Not only is air already scarce now it’s turning into poison.

Felicity manages to balance the explosive arrow enough to blast the access to the vapor drain (not sure that was the name…) without blowing the bunker up and Oliver manages to get the arrow exactly where it was needed, an act we appreciate even more when we consider that he’s seriously injured and just inhaled alot of gas while trying to stop the leak. Further more he carries Felicity down a two floors heigth before he colapses. The man is a hero and amazes me week after week.

Desperation hits Felicity like the all world just colapsed on her. Oliver is her rock he always has been, the rock is crumbling and she’s unable to stop it just as much as she’s unable to accept it the possibility that he’s dying.

Originally posted by beemichelle7

The talk time is finaly arriving, at least the first part of it. More than sex scenes from the past that’s what I was waiting for.

Oliver confides in Felicity and she finaly understands how bad things, how broken Oliver is. 

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Oliver trusts her, he always did he just doesn’t trust himself because he’s a Monster in his mind, he always was. He’s no hero he’s a killer that kills for pleasure, Chase made him face that truth about himself. He not only doesn’t trust himself he lost himself, he doesn’t know what kind of man he is.

Originally posted by softlysaygoodbye

Felicity knows what kind of man Oliver is. He’s the man that she loves, the man she wanted to marry, she knows exactly what kind of men he is. Personal Translation: He’s no monster; he’s a killer because 5 years in Hell made him be out of necessity; she’s light, she’s Felicity, she would never feel about Oliver the love she does if he was what he thinks he is.

(GIFs credit to  gothsmoak )

ANd then the Sphere blasts trough the wall…

Originally posted by etudiant-en-ph2

The rescueing mission is on the way but Oliver and Felicity are not out of the woods yet something about the generator coming back on and the electricity igniting the gas in the bunker. That is definitly life threatning.

Oliver is getting incresingly worse. He tries to get to safety, carrying Felicity, but Felicity makes him stop, he can’t go further he’s bleeding, he has been losing blood for a while now. And Oliver just colapses.

Originally posted by ilovegreys101

But they are both dead if they stay. There’s no one coming for them, they have to get out and without the use of her legs Felicity is powerless to move and take Oliver (I do think she would try if she was walking)

It pained me to watch the adrenaline shot to his heart. I get why they need to do it but… this is a man that takes just about all physical pain or an injury without so much as a complain and now he colapsed, not once but twice, so this is a seriously live threating injury, making him go beyond his limit (and his limit is high) was so painful to watch. 

But he does it. With Diggle’s help he does it. And he refuses to let go of Felicity even when his life is on the line and letting her go, like she’s asking, will save him.

(GIFs credit @felicitys )

The willing to sacrifice themselves for the other to survive never ceases to amaze me.

The Hospital scene was the outcome that fitted with all the hints we have been getting.

Felicity understands Oliver better now. I don’t care what the writers wrote and Felicity said IMO she understands Oliver better because he finaly openned up to her, yes her involvement with Helix and the fact she set a criminal free to get Chase Oliver’s style also gives her another level of understanding of Oliver. But to me the talk was key. Felicity finaly knows what has been lurking inside Oliver since forever, what has made him keep everyone at bay, he doesn’t trust himself.

(GIFs credit @felicitys ) Note: amazing work.

Oliver is in pain, the pain of a man that stands bare, stripped down of all barriers, all secrets, in front of the woman he loves. There’s nothing more Felicity doesn’t know, and she’s still there, with him, by his side.

Originally posted by theadventuresofparenthood

This is my OTP. This is an real unshinkable ship.

The most simple gesture and I knew Olicity was back

Originally posted by sharingmyworld

The hand holding. It’s impressive that with all the wonderful sex scene this is the scene that makes me most happy, but it is because it shows me the future.

Random thoughts:

- Dyla paralleled Olicity perfectly this episode. Word for word…Note: a lot of Ctrl-C Ctrl-V use on the Writers room.

Lyla is Oliver in Dyla but this time she was in Felicity position. Pointing out to Diggle that Team Arrow and ARGUS are not perfect they both have sins, they both cross the line.Diggle aknowledges this and I do think Dyla is going to be fine.

- ARGUS has Curtis T-spheres and even managed to make them better

- The “kids” are getting funnier by the minute

- Olicity Sex was a good scene. But it was the past not much relevant going forward hence I didn’t foccused much on it but, for science,so I’ll leave you with it

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A little warmer...

Because i may be currently obsessed with ridiculous survival shows…

“Jesus, Kara. Could you find anywhere more remote?” Cat spits, stumbling in her heels on the wet, dank moss and grass beneath her feet. She’s freezing, the sharp wind cutting like a blade through her thin blazer.

Kara huffs as she forces the primitive door open and scans the inside of the cabin warily. It’s small, but neat…and it has a wood burning stove which beats out every other cabin she’s seen for miles. It will at least ensure that Cat is warm. All the other necessities will come later. She quickly realizes that she’s been stalking around the small space in the dark, reaching over to grab a gas lamp and quickly igniting it’s wick with her eyes before settling the delicate globe back around it. The warm glow spreads and she sees the older woman’s outline in the doorway. She waves a hand wearily, feeling the energy drain from her every minute.

She hears the creak of the door as Cat tries to wedge it shut and the shuffling as she comes closer. “Kara,” she whispers when she bends closer. “Are you alright?”

Kara can only laugh lightly. The fight had taken the most out of her, honestly. But getting Cat away from Livewire… “I’m ok, just a little drained.”

Cat takes a long look around their temporary shelter. “At least you can rest…I’m not sure how much sun they get here…” she trails off, as uncertain as Kara has ever seen her.

The superhero quickly realizes she’s not the one impervious to temperature and sets about igniting the stove. It lights quickly, the wood dry from being indoors so long.  “I need…I need to get some more wood. I’ll be right back,” she says as she stalks out the door.

Cat settles in, soaking up the welcome warmth from the new fire. She feels the tingles in the tips of her fingers as they warm up. It doesn’t take long to hear the clambering back into the small space. “Found more?” she asks lightly.

“Yeah,” Kara breathes. “I’ll be sure to replenish their supply before we leave.” She drops several thick logs by the stove, already looking around for a place for Cat to get comfortable. She spots the pallet against the far wall and takes a minute to inspect it. It’s intact, relatively new and she tugs it closer to the oven, mindful not to cause any damage. “Here. The blankets are clean. Please, get warm,” she whispers. “I promise I’ll get you back in the morning.” Her eyes are drooped, fading from the use of her powers.

“Only if you join me.”

“Cat, please…” Kara starts to plead.

“Kara, I’m not asking. Now, lay down.”

She shuffles behind her boss on the semi-soft pallet. “Yes, Miss Grant,” she hears Cat huff out a chuckle.

“Just…come here,” Cat huffs again, reaching behind her to pull the warm alien closer. “If I’m stuck in the middle of one of those ‘Alaska survival’ contests…at least I’ll win. I’ve got my very own alien after all,” she jokes, cuddling ever closer to her assistant-slash-protector.

Kara inches ever closer. She nuzzles her nose under Cat’s ear and feels the older woman shiver in her arms. “You’ve definitely got me.”

anti-chase  asked:

I'm working on a scene where two kids are caught in the explosion from an improvised firebomb (soda bottle half-filled with gas and ignited with a spark, no shrapnel) both are around 10, one was in the process of rigging the thing with a tripwire, the other was about three or four feet away from the explosion. I have the first kid coming away badly burned and potentially losing the hand, the second one singed but otherwise mobile, is that believable?

Content Warning: Burns, Melty Things

Hey there! Yes, I’m going to call that fairly believable, with the caveat that when it comes to the mechanism behind burns, you may actually get more useful information from @scriptfirefighter. So for instance, I’m not sure exactly how much “boom” your characters will get from a half soda-bottle of gasoline.

But I know that something like that igniting in your hand is a very bad day, and suffering severe burns on that hand would be likely. Also consider burns to the face, arm and chest. Remember that flashover burns like that tend to have particular “lines” where the clothing protects the body, especially if it’s a natural fiber like wool or cotton.

If you want your character to have an EXTREMELY BAD DAY, have this happen while they’re wearing polyester. Their clothing will literally melt into their skin. For an extremely good day, have them be wearing a long-sleeve cotton shirt that might help isolate the burns.

Good luck and enjoy!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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Robert William Fisher is a suspected multiple murderer who is thought to have killed his family, having shot and cut the throats of his wife and two young children. After the crime he is thought to have tried to conceal the evidence by pulling out the gas line, filling the house with easily combustible gas. This gas was eventually ignited by the pilot light,  and caused a devastating house fire.

Fisher is thought to have committed these crimes due to fear of his wife’s desire for a divorce. Fisher has never been arrested for these crimes and currently remains at large.

anonymous asked:

how would you fix batman trror

TBH I could go on like 11 different tangents about this comic I just-

Batman: Terror’s first half has a good premise that has a lot of room for like, interesting shit seriously, but like, the second half and all the fucking writing I just-

  • I think it’s a foregone conclusion that I’d cut out almost everything after Strange gets his sorry ass impaled that involves Selina and the bullies getting kidnapped and just cut to the fast flooding room with igniting gas pipes and have the rigging be Strange’s handiwork, not Jon’s.  This would erase the weirdness of Strange somehow being alive for several days post-impalement, basically everything with Jon’s magical growing scythe, and allow more time for Jon to actually reasonably snap.  It would also have the very likable angle of Jon, being the self-preservationist he is, actually helping Bruce escape instead of attacking him after Bruce says “Stop, I’m trying to get us out of here.”  It would also make Jon getting pulled under by Strange all the more terrifying because you almost forget he’s there and suddenly Jon is pulled under and its revealed that Strange is still alive.
  • Cut basically everything involving Selina because those are generally THE worst parts and Jon calling Selina “pussycat” makes me so uncomfortable.  Like the mention at the beginning and her helping Bruce save Jon, minus the dialogue, is fine, keep that, get rid of everything else.
  • What is that writing job on Jon?  It’s weird and uncomfortable and the only good line is “I am a strong-willed, single-minded, Strange-hating machine” but even then it’s only good if you don’t take it seriously, at all.  Everything he says and about half the shit he does is ooc and just, weird.
  • The art is just bad, all of it can go in the trash, hire someone competent with anatomy, and good at drawing.
  • Extend Strange’s manipulation of Jon, because it would be more reasonable for Jon, a PSYCHIATRIST, to have a hard time falling for Strange’s tricks on the outset.
  • Remove the hypnotism aspect, just keep it to manipulation.  The hypnotism is sloppily done and has a lot of plot holes and like halfway through the entirety of the plot point drops out and is only mentioned one more time in passing near the end.  When writing, apply the concept of Chekov’s gun.  This is stated in a metaphor: Don’t put a gun on stage if it’s not going to go off.  Don’t put an element into the plot if it’s not going to serve any real purpose.  Strange could get Jon out through manipulation just as well as he could get Jon out through hypnotism, there is no use to it.
  • Strange just manipulating Jon could also have other points to make.  There are ways you could go with this that could make Jon become more fearless because he overcame another fear, not that it was hypnotized out of fearing anything.
  • Similarly, Strange verbally abusing Jon is a little too short lived and poorly done if I’m gonna be honest.  I’d extend it because the purpose of it is to make the readers feel that Jon’s retribution is justified, as it stands it isn’t.  People are okay with Jon attacking Strange because Strange is a skeevy bastard, not because they think Jon is justified.
  • Jon’s recurring traits in the comics are usually a bitter, sarcastic attitude and a skill at manipulation that makes him good at both manipulating and recognizing when he’s being manipulated.  Play with that, have Jon and Strange pit their egos against each other, a duel of wits as it were, and that way Strange winning could also be something brought up later, like as a point before Jon attacks Strange, when he realizes Strange has been using him this whole time.  Again, using retribution correctly, and justifying it despite acknowledging its depravity.  Jon tries to kill Strange for using him as a puppet and abusing him, that is justified in his mind because Strange disrespected both him and his autonomy, and this is something Batman recognizes.
  • I have no comment on the fucking manikin Strange dressed up as Catwoman.  All I will say is I could see Strange doing that but it’s still really fucking skeevy and I did NOT need confirmation that he was using that thing as a sex doll.  That makes it worse, it makes me feel bad for Jon.
  • Hey writers I know you don’t like giving Jon or Bruce anything relating to actual human emotions 50% of the time but here’s a thought: they’re fucking human beings.  Jon is going to respond to being stopped by Batman with hostility in the heat of the moment, yes, but not because he’s angry at Batman for ruining his revenge, he’s going to be hostile because he’s stressed and afraid.  People in hostage situations are hostile towards rescuers out of fear, especially when they’re already under a lot of stress.  Jon’s been manipulated and abused on top of being held hostage, when Batman shows up his first thought is going to be fear that Batman is going to hurt him or return him to Arkham, not that Batman is here to save him or stop him from killing Strange.  It’s a self-preservation instinct.  I don’t care how angry with Strange Jon is or how stunted his fear response is, he’s going to be scared, even if it’s just subconsciously, because he’s a fucking hostage.  You don’t just regard being held hostage as a blase thing if it’s never happened to you.
  • That fucking toupee needs to go, now, burn it.
  • Joker recognizing Strange through his disguise was great, but it was also one panel.  Chekov’s gun guys, Chekov’s gun.
  • Hear me out on this: Instead of being lured to Crime Alley by Jon and Selina working in tandem and figuring things out from there, Bruce finds the mansion because he’s told Jon is missing, knows the most observant inmate at Arkham is Joker, goes and finds out Strange took Jon from Arkham, and finds Jon that way.  This could even work like that one Gotham Adventures comic where Bruce goes to find Leland somewhere in Arkham and decides to ask Joker first.
  • What the fuck is Jon’s backstory?  It’s a mess and doesn’t explain his sudden hot damn with the crazy.  Year One explains, this does not.
  • Bruce is not THAT conflicted about being in love with Selina, please stop with the ridiculous manpain for like, 5 seconds writers, please, it’s really annoying.
  • Bruce also doesn’t look at Rogues like “this person would probably be a murderer.”  He considers them unwell and in need of help, which they are.
  • Why isn’t Strange bleeding?  He’s not bleeding.  This is an actual problem.  He was impaled he should be bleeding.
  • Reasonably, as Strange is holding Jon hostage, Jon would not have his costume on hand or the means to make one, the entire climax of the story should reasonably be done with Jon either in civvies or his Arkham uniform.  This is just a nitpick but it bugged me.

That’s all I got.  I think this comic is hilariously bad, but that doesn’t mean I think it should escape its due criticisms or couldn’t work in the slightest.  There are story elements and plot points that could work.  Strange holding Jon hostage with the intent of killing Batman is a premise that could work.  However, there are several sloppy plot threads, characters are poorly motivated or straight-up not in character, and the art and writing is just messy, sloppy garbage.

It’s hilarious, but when one of the few Scarecrow-centered comics is known for being hilariously bad, I kinda just wanna

Acceleration - Taehyung (M)

Reader x Taehyung

Genre(s): Smut // Street Racer!AU

Word Count: 2.7k

Author: Ash

Summary: Kim Taehyung. The most well-known and credible street racer in the country. Anyone who threatened to take his spot in the racing hierarchy would immediately have their name thrown into the dirt after losing to him miserably. No one ever gave him a real challenge until you came along.  

Notes/Warnings: None

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He says the sound of his heartbreak is similar
To the sound of metal grinding against metal.
Equivalent to shattered glass and ragged gasps for breath
Equal to the sound of gas igniting then spreading then exploding
And the screams that eventually cease to exist never cease for him
His heartbreak sounds like a car crash where everybody dies but
nobody should have.
Somebody tossed a cigarette out of their window at the wrong
His heartbreak is a car crash he saw and was helpless to do anything about the screams that should cease stay in his head this is his heartbreak.
It sounds like a thousand police and ambulance and firetruck sirens it sounds like news helicopters it sounds like “dead on scene” it sounds like his heart is breaking and they keep finding pieces of it strewn
On the side of the highway.
It becomes a pileup. A truck slid on a fragment of his heart and
Could not stop itself from slamming into first responder vehicles
The fire grows that fireman is engulfed in flames and cars swerve
Some don’t clear the crash.
Four lanes have closed into one they are looking for survivors
A drunk driver forgets where he is and finishes off
The pile
It sounds deafening
The final car
The final crash to create the symphony of his broken heart the final sounds
He really hears are the click of the trigger and then silence.
One must wonder if the screams cease
After the final explosion.
—  fractured heart
Headcanon: Team Fortress 2/How to Train Your Dragon AU

Heavy: Rumblehorn

In the best of the Tracker Class, Rumblehorns are known to be stubborn and aggressive dragons, but are known to be determined when going into battle. They do care of those they are surrounded and those who are friends with as well and will protect them with their life. They shoot missile like-fire shots in long ranges; starting as white fire at first until it hits the target, ending up as sooty, stony material when it hits their target. Rumblehorns are also known to outsmart their enemies into battle as well, or just to get them off of their backs. With their brute strength like the rhinoceros, they can take down dragons that are three times their sizes

Originally posted by thegrzebol

Demoman: Hideous Zippleback 

The Hideous Zippleback, part of the Fear Class, are known to have two heads; one that releases gas while the other ignites it.  Of course, the only vunerable thing about a Hideous Zippleback is that two heads means two different personality; they will easily get into a fight in a bad situation. However, Zipplebacks are known for their loyalty and determination when fighting with the right people or dragons. And their secret weapon is known as a flaming wheel, which is when they roll down into a wheel while their entire body is engulfed with flames, taking down enemies that cross their path. 

Originally posted by nightmadness

Scout: Deadly Nadder 

Deadly Nadders, now in Tracker Class and was formerly in Sharp Class, are hyper, energetic dragons, known to run in battle than to fly. The poisonous spikes that are on their tail will launch at will, also armed with magnessium fire, known to be the hottest fire in the dragon world, but their spiked like tails are known to be their primary weapon. If they spy a target, they will do anything just so that their target is down and make sure that the mission is complete. 

Originally posted by thegrzebol

Sniper: Night Fury 

Night Fury are powerful strike class dragons, armed with high concentrated plasma blasts and are known to never missing their shots or targets; killing them in one hit. They are also known well to hide from the enemies when in battle; blending within the clouds and night sky and then attack from above and everywhere. When you know a Night Fury, they are intelligent, understanding and well better known to communicate with another when in battle. Other than plasma blasts, they are also known well for their speed and ‘Alpha Mode’ making them more powerful with no limit shot limit, and make them more menacing as their back and their inside glow. 

Originally posted by movedtonobuchikaginoza

Spy: Stormcutter 

Stormcutters, Sharp class dragon, are known to have four wings unlike most dragons that have two. Not only will it helped with not only in flight, but are known to cut through storm clouds with their wings. They are known to have serious attitudes and expression; only showing their soft side to those that are very close to them. And like an owl, they can rotate their head 180 degrees, so it is impossible to sneak up on one. Not only are they filled with pride at what they do best, Stormcutters are also known to be curious of the new; trying to see what they can use at their advantage 

Originally posted by shirehobbit

Soldier: Thunderclaw

Thunderclaws are Tracker class dragons, and are relative to Snafflefangs who  are Boulder Class Dragons. Thunderclaws are known to have explosive fireballs if their enemies provoke it, but also have a soft personality to only a few people it only cares about. Not really made for running, but these dragons have best for defense much like the Gronckle. Also with their sharp teeth, they are known to crush anything that comes within their teeth. 

Medic: Hobblegrunt 

Hobblegrunt are in the Stoker class, their fire known to be Ethane Expectorant. Like the Changewing, their skin changes colors based on their mood. Purple being to curiosity, yellow for happy but if they turn red….
Hobblegrunts are also known to sense emotions within an human or a dragon or alter their emotion of those that are near it. Hobblegrunts are also known to bond well those that are close to them or those that relate to their situations or just simply understand their ways and expressions. 

Originally posted by ispyro

Engineer: Razorwing 

Razorwing are high and intelligent sharp class dragons. The dragon’s wing and claws known to cut through everything, even lifting a large tree off of the ground without any struggle. Razorwing will protect those with their life if they know them for so long. They are armored to the teeth, so nothing can never go through their impenetrable armor like skin. 

Pyro: Monstrous Nightmare

Monstrous Nightmares are the fiercest Stoker class dragons, known to ignite themselves on fire as an offense move and a defense move. If you provoke them in any other way, not only will you get teeth and clawed from it, it will release Kerosene Gel, a special kind of fire that will burn a tree down within seconds. The only way you can get a Monstrous Nightmare to like you is for you to show them respect. 

Once you’ve earned their respect, they will not only fight with you until the end, you will see a side of a Monstrous Nightmare that you have never seen before. Other than their temper and stubborness, they can be calm and elective when they want to be, but when in battle, they will stay determined until they win. 

Originally posted by scutlei


Voice of Reason

Dedicated To: @pleasecallmecaptain because it was her birthday and this is the only gift I can give her besides my undying love and friendship (and yes, I told her happy birthday at a little after midnight yesterday, squad was on top of it).

Request(s): Can you write a fic with Pre-serum! Steve where the reader is shorter than him and they always see each other at the park so one day he asks her if they want to hangout [didn’t quite follow this, but it was along the lines]

Reader is best friends with bucky and likes steve and steve likes her but he thinks that because she is constantly around bucky that she likes buck and not interested in him [to keep an element of surprise i am cutting these off]

Pairing: Pre-Serum!Steve x Reader

Warnings: Explicit Language, Smoking, Mild Sexual Reference, and Some Suggestive Themes.

Word Count: 4k+

A/N: I tried so hard to post this before midnight, but the quality of this fic makes up for it. Enjoy! x. T

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Brooklyn, New York  | 1936

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           “You saw how fast I clocked that guy, Y/N!” Bucky exclaimed, demonstrating with a quick jab at the air with a skillfully curled fist. He slightly turned to you and grinned. “Didn’t even make it to Round Two.”

           You laughed at Bucky’s enthusiasm over his boxing match and remarked, “You did get him pretty good, Bucky. Except, I think he got your ribs a couple of times…”

           Bucky returned to walking to your left and he adjusted his bag on his shoulder, snorting at your words. He brushed back his sweaty hair and slung an arm around you, tugging you into his good side to playfully bite your shoulder. You batted him away and wrinkled your nose at the pungent smell of sweat and masculinity clinging to him, Bucky only chuckling at your actions.

           “I’m telling Steve to run a bath when we get back to your apartment.”

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anonymous asked:

while we're on the subject of guns, have you ever heard of "potato cannons?" not really weapons as they are more of hobbies in America, they're basically non-recoilless rifles made out of PVC piping that shoot out potatoes (or whatever you can cram down the barrel) by igniting gas (usually hairspray) in a sealed container on the rear. i made one so effective once that it blew through steel sheets.

Heck yeah I’ve heard of those! I always wanted to make one, but more often than not budget stood in my way.

However, me and my friends did build many paper cannons, which consisted of a PVC tube, a can of soda and rubbing alcohol, those were awesome yet not powerful enough, so then we found out about this chemical in powder form, which for the life of me I can’t remember its name, that lit up when in contact with water, which ended up giving a far greater punch than the alcohol, while also making the ordeal stupidly dangerous, and for the life of me I’m still not sure how we survived!


The violent reaction between sodium hydride and water. 

Sodium hydride is a salt-like hydride, composed of Na+ and H− ions, it is an ionic material that is insoluble in organic solvents, but soluble in molten sodium metal and quite often used as a base in chemistry. 

When contact with water sodium hydride releases hydrogen, turns into sodium hydroxide and generates a lot heat. Because of this heat the generated hydrogen gas ignites and because of the presence of sodium ions it burns with an intense yellow color (as seen). 

NaH(s) + H2O(l) –> NaOH(aq) + H2(g) 

Because of this, NaH is usually sold mixed with mineral oil what keeps away water and protects the hydride from moisture. However if it is stored for long time, it should be titrated by measuring the amount of hydrogen generated from the reaction of the hydride and an alcohol. 


hot toddy...

“You caught me goofing around with holiday-themed lingerie in the store and now everything is awkward and I’m still holding this fur-trimmed teddy, aren’t I?”

This one was requested by a number of you, I wonder why? Here’s some smutty, holiday cheer!

The only sound in the apartment beyond the “click, click, hiss” of the burner beneath the tea kettle as the gas finally ignites is his long overdue sigh of frustration. The clock on the microwave shows 2:27 am, two hours and twenty-seven minutes since he tried to go to sleep with certain visions dancing behind his eyelids. Visions of his roommate, his best friend, his Emma…and sheer red fabric trimmed in white fur. Fake fur, undoubtedly – but that’s not really what’s been keeping him up.

It was just supposed to be a fun day of holiday shopping, and it was - until it wasn’t. All it took was finding Emma in the lingerie department, holding the top of a racy holiday themed negligee up over her sweater clad breasts to send the rest of the afternoon into a series of awkward laughs, uncomfortable silences and meaningful looks. Well, the looks had certainly been meaningful to him, anyway. It’s the question of what he was seeing behind those beautiful green eyes of his best friend that has him up at almost 2:30 in the morning, making tea to add to his rum.

They’ve had moments before – him pulling her close to cuddle on their couch as they watch television and him kissing her softly on her cheek to say goodnight at the door to her room after one too many drinks. He’s pretty sure she knows his feelings, even if he has yet to find a way to put a voice to them. The fragile nature of his own heart has made him a bit uneasy at the prospect of opening it up to be shattered. His friendship with Emma is too important to lose.

So lost in his own thoughts, he doesn’t realize he’s no longer alone until the glow of the white string lights taped to the edge of their kitchen island catch the white of Emma’s sleep shirt from where she’s standing on the other side. Her high ponytail has loosened and a few tendrils of her blonde hair have escaped onto her shoulder, which she quickly pushes back behind her ear as she catches him staring.

“Apologies, Swan. Didn’t mean to wake you.”

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This is what happens when I have a bad day. I tend to pour out my feelings and crappy mood in form of angsty fics (remember the “Time loop” story?)

WARNINGS for multiple major character deaths. Like, practically everyone. So don’t get upset with me, because you have been warned.

Beta-read by @brizzbee




“No,” Magnus growled under his breath even as he tried to force his hands to stop shaking, to press a little harder, but his fingers were slippery with blood. He couldn’t do anything but kneel next to Alexander’s body, feeling the cold tendrils of panic slowly wrap around his heart and around his mind. He couldn’t afford to panic, he knew he couldn’t, and yet…

There was nothing else he could do.

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