giant green turtle

Because of all the negativity we see in the media, here are some good things that have happened this year-

• Over 1500 underage human traffickers have been arrested already this current year. The numbers that are normally seen are around the 400-500 for the ENTIRE year, so this is a huge deal.
• American Teenager High School graduation rate reached a historic high of 83.2% in the year of 2016.
• India came together and planted a record breaking amount of trees in one day, with a total close to 50 million. 800,000 people were in on this effort.
• There is now a vaccine for Ebola.
• 93% of the world’s children learned to read and write this year, which is only the highest percentage in all of human history (2016).
• Giant pandas, green sea turtles and humpback whales are no longer endangered.
• World Hunger has reached its lowest point in 25 years.
• NASA grew the first ever space flower!!

• In the U.S- heart-attack has decreased by 70%
• Child morality rate is increasing more then ever.
• HIV cure is coming closer!
• New therapy created in Israel could cure radiation sickness.
• The ozone layer is slowly repairing itself
• The world has made massive strides in Alzheimer’s Awareness.
• Crime has decreased drastically in the world
• Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in just less then 24 hours.

TMNT Fic 2k16 Raph x Reader Safe in your arms

Originally posted by shellshcked

This is a TMNT fic requested by Nonny. I had so much fun writing this! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Summary: You were just coming home from a long day of work, and you were suddenly ambushed by strange men behind an Alley. A certain Red clad ninja turtle comes and saves the day. You do the unexpected and caught him off guard.

Warnings: slight cursing


It was a cold night on the streets of New York. You were just getting back from your job. You work for a telemarketing company downtown. You were walking in the streets alone at night. You didn’t have any means of transportation. You lived close enough to your job so walking to and from work wasn’t a big deal. I mean there was always the bus but you didn’t want to have to deal with all the crowds. You only took it when you needed to travel some place far. Plus you could use the exercise. Not that you were fat or anything. You were actually very fit and had a very nice figure. You were gorgeous in fact. Any guy would be lucky to have you. You lived in New York for about two and a half years now but there were times when you would get lost.

 You suddenly stop in your tracks. You turn around behind you. You feel like someone was following behind you but you brush it off as you thought it was just your imagination. Little did you know you were being followed by not just one but four different men dressed in black like ninja’s.  You wonder around the streets of New York still debating if you should get take out or have left overs at home. It was tiring eating the same old thing after a while so you had finally decided to go across the Japanese restaurant you’ve been dying to try. Before you could go across the street you were distracted by strange noises coming from the alleyway. You thought it might have been an animal making noises, so you proceed to continue to cross the street.

 Once you got your food you were on your way back to your apartment. Then you hear the strange noises again. This time it sounded more like laughs and deep voices. Surely not animal at all. “That’s weird.” You say to yourself. You know you shouldn’t but curiosity got the better of you and decided to go check out the commotion. “Hello? Anyone there?” You say as the talking gradually grew as you got closer. Finally you were in the alleyway and from behind you came one of the strange men that had been following you and wrapped his arm around your body and held a knife to your neck.

 “Hey there beautiful, you looking for a good time?” He leaned in closer to your neck and sniffs your hair. “Hey boys lets have some fun with this one. She’ll be perfect for us to have some fun.

 Your eyes start to get wide and you try to stay calm but you were so scared out of your wits. “No please let me go. I’ll give you whatever you want. Just tell me what it is? Money, food? Please I’ll give you anything just let me go!” You begged but they wouldn’t let you go.

 “Oh we want something a little more if you know what I mean.” The man looks at you and gives you a creepy smile. You try not to cry but the tears make their way down your cheeks and you start to shake uncontrobably. This could be it; you could die right here right now in these strange men hands. “Alright sweetheart here’s how it’s going down, we’re gonna take you back to our place and have a little fun. But first how about we give you a little preview of what we’re gonna do to you?” They all grin and smirk and tie you up behind your back and they start to strip you down to your underwear. You tried to get away from them but they were too strong for you to fight off. You start to scream but they quickly cover your mouth up where no one could hear you. Or so they thought.

 Up on the roof was a certain red bandana wearing giant green turtle. It was none other than Raphael himself. The rebel was out blowing off some steam after getting into one his daily fights with his older brother Leonardo. “Stupid Leo.” Raph says. “What does he know about anything? It’s tha same shit ova and ova. I’m tired of this team. There are times where I just wanna go off on my own, doing things my way!” The giant turtle says as he paces back in forth. He was cut from his thoughts by loud screaming and loud talking from below the alleyway. “What the?” The giant turtle looks at the bottom and see not just any men but some Foot Clan themselves. He saw how they were sexually harassing you and would not stand for that at all. “Why those good fa nothin bastards!” Oh how they made his blood boil. He hated that there were people like that harassing poor people like you. An innocent civilian that has done absolutely nothing wrong. He had to stop this now. He jumped down immediately like lighting from the roof top and into the shadows of the alley.

 As the Foot Clan continue to strip you down of your work clothes they stopped in their tracks as they heard a loud thud that came from behind the dumpster. They stop and stare dead in his direction. “Alright, show yourself buster, who are you?” The leader of the group says.

 “Step away from tha girl.” He says in a threating voice.

 “Or what?” The man says not sounding intimidated at all. Come out and show yourself punk! I ain’t afraid of ya!” The man says still not sounding scared.

 “I’m gonna give ya one last chance, step away..from tha girl..” He says his voice getting deeper as a warning to them.

 “And I said make me asshole!” Come on out and fight me like a man, unless you a chicken!” The man mocks at Raph. But Raph gave the men one too many chances. “If ya don’t come out, we’ll just make ya. Alright boys, attack!” He commands the other men to attack and they did as they were told, charging toward the dumpster.

 Like lightning he came out from behind the dumpster and knocked all of the other men out cold, leaving the leader standing with no backup. As Raph started walking toward him, what the leader saw made him shit his pants and wished he had never pissed him off. Okay look man I-I’m sorry! Please don’t hurt me. Okay I’ll give you anything. Just please don’t hurt me! You want tha girl take her she’s yours!

 What you saw shocked you not just the way he looked but how he was able to knock out all those men with a single blow. And his speed was phenomenal like a ninja. Just who was this guy, and why did he save you? But you didn’t have time to worry about that. You were still trying to figure how to get yourself out of this mess.

 Raph leaned down and picked the guy up with one hand. “If I eva see you around here again, you’re gonna wish you had neva pissed me off in tha first place!” Raph gave him a low growl and threw him on the ground. And with that the guy agreed and fled and never looked back.

 Raph turned around and looked at you. Usually he would hide back in the shadows but it was too late and you had already seen him. His cover had been blown. ‘Nice goin big guy!’ He says to himself. He walks over toward you. “Uh…guess I should untie…” He took one of his sai’s and cut the rope and gently but firmly pulled the tape from around your mouth.

 It was your turn to start acting all dramatic and scream “monster!” or “freak”. Now he had wished he had kept you tied so he wouldn’t have to deal with those hurt words. But to his surprise you did the complete opposite of what anyone would do and hugged him tightly not wanting to let go ever. Was this really happening right now? This kind of situation hardly ever happens to him or any of the brothers for that matter so it was all so new to him he didn’t know how to act. “Thank you…for saving my life.” you say and look up at him in his eyes. Not knowing what to do he did the one thing he could only do in this situation, and that was to wrap his big arms around you. You felt so safe in his arms. He was like your angel sent from the heavens. You didn’t see him as a monster or a freak but a good person and a guy with a heart of gold.

 “Um…don’t mention it.” He says with his arms still wrapped around your waist.

 "My names (Y/N). What’s yours?“ You say to him introducing yourself.

 “It’s Raphael…but you can call me Raph.”

 “Raph, can we stay like this for a while please? I feel safe in your arms.” You say still looking into his eyes.

 “Uh sure thing (Y/N).” With that you rested your head on his plastron and you both stay like that for a good 10 minutes. This was going to be the start of something new, you both could feel it.

 The End.

 Phew how do you like this story? It just came to me. I was inspired by old action movies I saw a while back to help me wright this story. Anyway let me know what you guys think. I’ll be righting more fic’s soon. Thank you! :)

Fireflies

Originally posted by daedric-sorceress

Donatello x Reader

Fireflies

Prompt: Are you going to do soulmate scenarios for every turtle? (Because that would be AWESOME) I feel like Donnie would find his soulmate by just bumping into them by saving them and their chests would suddenly start glowing

Note: THAT IS SO CUTE OMGGGGGG

Of all of the things on your docket for the day, having a run-in with the Foot Clan was not one of them. Of course, you didn’t mean to run into the villainous ninjas, it had just sort of happened, as was a somewhat common occurrence living in New York.

So you sat tied up with the other hostages, a gag soaked in vinegar was tied tight around your face. It was too dark for you to see anything in the subway station they were holding you in. It was humid, muggy, smelled like hotdogs, and you knew you already had rope burn from the binds that held you. Your eyes darted around in the darkness. The Foot Clan never kidnapped people without good reason. You just hoped whoever, or whatever they were trying to draw out would be there soon.

***

After much debate on the turtles’ part, they were headed to the subway station. It seemed as though lightning had struck that place twice, as that was where they had met April O’Neil for the first time a few years back. But the Foot Clan’s bait was effective. There were too many people there to risk losing. So they headed out.

It didn’t take long to take down the Foot Clan and it didn’t take long to free the hostages, and as quickly as they had come, they left, although Donnie felt something was wrong. Incomplete. But he couldn’t place what he had missed. According to his readings, he wasn’t missing anything.

“Come on, Donnie, mission accomplished! Let’s move!” Leo pulled his brother along and out of the subway station, to the roof above to regroup before heading back to the lair.

***

Something was wrong. Something was missing. You had been saved, but something still wasn’t right. Suddenly, your heartbeat seemed wrong. Like it was half of what it was supposed to be. Like everything had stopped and it wouldn’t start again until you figured out what was wrong.

You didn’t know where you were going. You had no idea what you were doing, but you followed your feet out of the station and up the fire escape. It was unfamiliar, but it felt so right. And so you kept moving.

Your head leveled the top of the building and then you saw something unexplainable. Four giant green turtles loaded with weapons. Your stomach tied in a knot, but not in fear, in anticipation, because the tall turtle with the purple mask had his eyes locked on you and suddenly everything felt right.

You took a few steps forward, slowly, carefully. So did he. And then something happened.

It was slow at first. A spark. A little droplet of light rising from your chest. And then another, and then another until a million fireflies were drifting from your soul. His too. When you were standing close enough, the streams of light melded together, flying around the both of you in a graceful spiral.

“What the shell…?” Raph muttered, watching the fireflies dance around you and his brother.

“I’m, um, I’m (Y/N).” You introduced. Your cheeks flushed when he smiled nervously.

“D-Donatello. Um, nice to uh, meet you.” He offered his hand, but you pulled him into a hug instead, which was very awkward given his height in comparison to yours. “I don’t understand what’s happening right now.” He confessed, looking down at you for an explanation of some sort.

“I think this is what happens when you meet your soulmate.”

Soulmate.

Donnie liked the sound of that. And God, he was going to treat you like a princess. That was a promise.

Hazed & Confuzed (Sandbox)
Brewery : Sandbox
Beer : Hazed & Confuzed
Style : IPA / India Pale Ale
Variance : None

8.5 / 10


Did anyone else ever have one of those giant green turtle sandboxes as a kid? Those used to be the jam and I remember burying all of my action figures up to their necks in sand like they were POWs in some Middle Eastern war while simultaneously filling my underwear with gritty nonsense with it chaffing the hell out of me. If you haven’t noticed by now, that all really had nothing to do with this beer besides the fact that the name of the brewery is Sandbox but I figured it would be a nice way for us to connect so now that we have and we’re bffs, let’s move on to the beer shall we? This is definitely another great beer by these guys and I’m definitely a fan so if anyone knows who runs their fan club and where I can sign up please let me know ASAP. K Thanx (winky face). A nice sweet pineapple juice and citrus flavor starts things off with some hop acidity and bitterness mixing in towards the middle before ending thing with a sweet and almost orange juice like taste to close. This beer may be hazed but I am certainly not confused because this beer is damn good and I can really see these guys blowing up in no time.  If you expected me to make some kind of Matthew McConaughey or Jason London reference because of the movie, think again fuckers because this beer is too good to rope in with that so get over it and move on with your life. If you are looking for an easy drinking version of the ever growing New England IPA look no further than here because it is definitely a solid starting point. As for you pros, scoop this up and enjoy it because soon enough people will be lineup up around the block to grab this so get ahead of the trend and beat the hype!

Written by: Steve B.

Band Members as Super Heros.
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Gerard Way:</b> Spiderman. I can imagine him in tights being sassy as fuck. Saving Frank whenever he gets into trouble.<p/><b>Andy Biersack :</b> Batman. Tall, dark, and handsome. Do I really have to explain?<p/><b>Haley Williams:</b> Black Widow. Picture her being a total bad ass doing flips and shit.<p/><b>Brendon Urie:</b> Iron man. He'd look hot as iron man. That's just my opinion. Plus, he's adorable when he drinks.<p/><b>Patrick Stump:</b> Hawk-eye. Why not? Have you seen the Ellen show?<p/><b>Vic Fuentes:</b> Hulk. Instead of turning into the big green hulk, he could turn into a giant green turtle that stomps on you when he gets angry.<p/><b>Kellin Quinn:</b> Captain America. He could be a good leader. On his shield is the SWS logo. He could scream-sing 'Bandvengers Assemble'.<p/><b>Billie Joe:</b> Green Latern. Get it? Instead of green day its green LATERN. No, okay. Sexy in a mask and yet you could still see his eyeliner. He shoots gernades out of his ring.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>