Not a dead mall: Ski Dubai, opened 2005. Part of the Mall of the Emirates.
So this place gets really good reviews on TripAdvisor but… it looks so artificial and creepy to me. I grew up around tons of snow though, so maybe this has a lot more appeal to those who live in places like Dubai that never get any snow.
Working desk job means exactly this: apartment, tube, workplace, tube, apartment. It’s hard to find sunlight anymore, but he doesn’t think he minds: maybe he’s already used to this. It’s been longer than he cares to remember.
He spends about two hours a day on the tube - not much compared to the amount of time he spends in his booth at work, but he doesn’t really register those eight hours. It’s like his mind switches itself off the moment he arrives to work and leaves him running on muscle memory alone. Time operates the same way when he’s at home, so by now maybe he’s only really conscious during the two hours on the tube.
Sometimes he stays back on the tube past his stop. Sometimes until it reaches the end of the line. Sometimes he takes the tube with the intention of going somewhere specific, but then just sits there as his destination flies past him into the dark tunnel he’s just passed. Sometimes he goes down into the stop, just to hear the quiet again.
Sometimes he sees maintenance doors somewhere in the tunnels, and for no reason he keeps their locations in mind.
Sometimes the tube takes a turn that he doesn’t recognize, and he feels his heart beating faster all of a sudden. He would stare at the railway through the window pane, counting the seconds, until the tube runs past a corner he knows, or until he reaches his destination. Those moments still happen to him after two years of taking the tube to go… anywhere, really. He thinks he has the whole map learned by heart by now, but the underground keeps proving him wrong.
There’s a community online for tube dwellers. He doesn’t know any of the dozen of members, online or offline, but he has come by some of them on other forums before. They don’t seem to be of any particular profile: there are men, there are women, ranged from 20 to maybe older than 50. The posts are few and far between, but some of them detail everything reachable by the tube. There are things even he doesn’t know.
He screenshots some of the posts and keeps the photos in a separate folder, for no particular reason.
The community hasn’t had a new activity for about three months by now. The members call themselves Rats. He checks through some of their personal pages on that site; the ones he checks have all been abandoned.
Maybe they’re tired of the lack of sunlight in the tube, he thinks on the way to work. The tube sways and trembles quietly, its hum fills the air. Humans aren’t made for the underground afterall.
concept of something vaguely formed in my head. I call it Rats of Spice City.
Bruce could feel their gaze on his back. He knew they were smiling like idiots behind him, and he heard them giggle a few times, like goddamned teenagers.
He finally turned around to face his fellow Justice League members, that had been staring at him for the past hour. They were in the men shower room of the headquarter, and the fact that they were all half-dressed made them look even more ridiculous, with their idiotic smile on their faces.
Hell, even J’onn was snickering with them ! Bruce would expect from Clark, Oliver, Barry and maybe Arthur to laugh like nitwits, but J’onn ? He thought he was better than this.
And yet, here he was, grinning at the Batman like a moron.
Bruce asked a bit coldly, even though he already knew what was going on.
Clark answered, a sly smile on his stupid handsome face :
-We were just wondering…When did you got those scratches on your back ? Like, which villain inflicted you such terrible wounds ?
Bruce rolled his eyes. By now, Barry and Oliver couldn’t hold their laughter, though the look the Bat gave them stopped them cold in their track. Damn that man could be intimidating, even for them…Bruce, glaring at them, went on :
Great things can come in small packages like what you can stash in a Go -tube
Contents dry after 2 hour submergence test include in the larger CF version, Latherman style multi tool , Silva SERE compass ,ferro rod toggle , handmade spark fire wheel wrapped in jute cordage and heat shrink , mini MK3 double sided cyflect location marker and x3 tinder paper circles .
Smaller mini go -tube has x6 10 hour mini chem -lights , micro ferro rod with needle in gutted 550 cord sheath , x2 tinder paper circles , x2 surgical steel blade wrapped in flamable brown waxed paper .
I think Vegeta’s “Compared to you, maybe” reply is coming from a man who’s lived at least 9 years (some time before Trunks is born and he’s about 8 yrs) under the same roof with both Briefs geniuses (Bulma and her dad) and that kinda makes you humble in a way.
^ Vegeta is geniously surprised that a mere suit could surpass Bulma’s gravity room.
And like, I like to imagine that once he actually got around to talk to other people, he asked Dr. Briefs about the vessel in which Bulma, Krillin and Gohan came on the planet Namek, and Dr. Briefs casually drops that it was Namekian ship and he just sorta fixed it and made improvements on it at the same hand (and that he later made a ship for Goku too, in less time than a year).
And then Android 16 happens and what everloving fuck afrerwards, better gravity rooms, better dragon ball radars, and shit a healing tank without some slimy goo in it with tubes going in you.
And a fucking time machine.
So what I’m getting at is, that Vegeta knows that sure he’s smart compared to Goku (like many more are), but in all in all, he’s not even near when it comes to the Briefs’s levels of pure genius.
Pimped up recycled 1940′S WW2 UK made brass 20mm cannon shell casing converted into a stash container .
The brass casing was etched /brass blacked and then stonewashed perhaps better suited for stashing rather than shinny brass .
The friction fit end cap was salvaged from a used Cyalume SOS light stick holder with technora 600 friction saw capable lanyard and kirinite starlight star bead , but it also happens to fit the silicone / rubber end caps from Oscar Delta Go tubes .
I was quite surprised how much small gear I could stash inside including a mini Leatherman tool ,custom micro LED flashlight , tinder wrapped spark wheel fire fuse and ceramic blade , x6 tinder paper circles , tungsten striker and a brass SERE compass .
Also managed to stash x2 10 hour mini chem-lights ,a fire steel toggle, mini fishing kit and a Oscar Delta cuff key / bobby pin .
Custom knives , sheaths and gear from firstname.lastname@example.org
A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF THINGS THAT DO NOT REMIND ME OF YOU or THE WAY YOU HELD MY HAND LIKE A TELEPHONE ON OUR FIRST DATE or AN INNER TUBE GOING DOWN NIAGARA FALLS WHILE FOREIGN TOURISTS SNAP PHOTOGRAPHS or I’VE SPENT ALL DAY THINKING ABOUT THE WAY YOU’D KISS THE TOP OF MY HEAD WHENEVER I SNUGGLED INTO YOUR CHEST AND IT STILL ISN’T ENOUGH or YOU ARE THE CLOSEST THING TO BREATHING THAT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED or SHAVING YOUR FACE AFTER BREAKING UP WITH ME or I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT MY HEART LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT ISN’T SITTING IN YOUR HAND or MY BUMBLEBEE PIN ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE NEXT TO AN EMPTY CAN AND A CHIPOTLE BAG or I WANT TO FUCKING DIE WHENEVER I THINK ABOUT YOU WITH SOMEBODY ELSE EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU’RE SLEEPING JUST AS ALONE AS I AM or YOUR LIPS ON MY NECK LIKE MAGNETS TO THE FRIDGE or IN THE TIME IT TOOK ME TO TITLE THIS LIST I PROBABLY COULD’VE BEEN GETTING OVER YOU BUT I’D RATHER FLOOD THE WORLD WITH MY TEARS AND WATCH EVERYBODY DROWN IN THEM THAN THROW ANY OF THIS AWAY
You know what my aesthetic is? Chanyeol laughing so hard his right eye twitches and squints a little bit and he does that seal clap and his teeth just look like they’re about to fly off his face and he kinda sounds like a dying goose and then when he can’t control himself anymore he hits the person beside him like really hard and I literally won’t be surprised if he pulls a Dan one day and falls off his chair-
And also, do you know that feeling when you’re hanging out with someone you usually are pretty comfortable around but then on that specific day you just get really awkward and can’t make eye contact? Well, this:
I’m digging up all this treasure of CB in the past please just UNDERSTAND. Tomorrow I’m going snow tubing with my family and I was watching a video of EXO’rDIUM where Baekhyun and Chanyeol were derping off to Run with e/o and I just thought of how lucky they both are to have each other and be able to know each other because THEY’RE WILDTING SOULMATES DON’T ARGUE WITH ME.
UGH and the friendly thigh support there? Absolutely. Friendly. mhm yes some BEST FRIEND crap right there my bois being supportive of each other and each other’s wild ambitions yes yes.
AND Another thing is how… aeSThetic they both are??? I just can’t believe I’m in the same era as them because I’m blessed. None of these gifs really have any other connection besides the fact that their appreciation and unconditional love (and unspoken respect) for each other is so beautiful and I love them so much I’m so glad I ranted I feel like a deflated balloon but like a really happy deflated balloon ya know what I mean? They’re real people. They’re physically there. I can see them and I can see their emotions and their actions and they definitely have thoughts that we might not see and that’s what’s so nice about stanning EXO in general UGH I’m going on forever about them because they’re just so precious and I love all of them so much it hurts me
Anyways, if you’re having a bad day and want to destress:
guys i never wanna ask much of you but pls give me some feedback bc i am super nervous about this fic idk why pls
warning: this will make u sad :( bc sad and scared Dan Howell
Summary: “Straight Guy Worries He’s Being Homophobic To Gay Roommate, Realizes He’s Fallen In Love With Him.”
“You want to what?”
Dan chomped down on his crisps and held a finger up. His friend stared back at him and waited a bit impatiently for him to swallow.
“Move out.” Dan chewed another chip. “And get a roommate.” Dan said after swallowing.
Caspar was quiet before bursting into laughter which surprised Dan.
“You’re scared of people, buddy.”
Dan stuck the finger up as he ate the rest of his chips. He thought about what Caspar said and rolled his eyes. He wasn’t scared of people…. he didn’t like people he didn’t know or feel comfortable with.
Didn’t that damn Pineapple Boy know the difference?
Summary: Reader is currently deployed in the army to an
undisclosed combat area. She has been deployed for nearly two years.
Anxiously awaiting her return is her husband and brother as they film
for Supernatural. Letter comes informing the family that she may not be
heard from for awhile and soon devastating news comes. In italic bold in
the story is lyrics.
Characters: husband!Jensen x
reader, Jared x Reader (twins), Dr. Maria Halstead (OC), Dr. Will Harold
(OC), Dr. Jason Xavier, Nurse Kelly and Sasha Words: 2078
I do not own the title of the song Travelin’ Soldier by the Dixie
Chicks at all even with the minor change of lyrics to fit the story. I
simply thought it could be a little fighting. Not hate towards Danneel
either, as this is simply fiction and not real. I do not own any songs, images or gifs
in this either.
Warnings: Possible swearing, memory of torture, angst, FLUFF, hospital, mention of death and injuries.
Tagging a few at the end. Send an ask to be tagged, or request something.
The long awaited part 6! Guys there’s a lot of fluff! I was going to
not do what I did to end it but JENSEN IS IN THE SAME BUILDING AS Y/N!
thanks for the lovely comments that made tear up and laugh so hard!
I’ll try and do this again but below are the lovely fans that said
something about part 5! Follow them! @bottlebrunettebarbie@humanandangel@humanandangel @awkward-s1tuat10ns
eyes fluttered open to see the bright lights in the white room. You
were in more pain than you ever remembered. The cuts were painful and
you knew your body was littered in a rainbow of bruises. You saw a nurse
with mocha skin humming as she fixed flowers in a vase before she
returned to see you panicking. You had noticed the tube going into your
throat that was now gagging you.
“Sh, calm down.” The nurses soothed, “I’ll call for the doctor and we can removed this.”
“H-hmph!” You choked.
“I’m Katherine.” The gorgeous nurse smiled as she pushed some hair off your forehead, “We’ve been waiting for you to wake up.”
next half hour was tense and fast paced as you gulped water down still
feeling the tube being removed. Everything hurt and you couldn’t
remember the last few seconds in that building.
“Private Y/N Ackles.” You whispered closing your eyes tight, “Actually can you just call me Y/N…I do…I can’t.”
1. January - Rin and Nagisa go inner tube sledding
I waited with posting the calendar art so I can do a sort of a New Year countdown with them, and since it’s already 20th here, here we go! I’ll be posting each next piece every day till Dec 31st! All calendar illustrations will be in this tag
Prompt: Combines 3 of them: Dick Grayson’s biological little sister, oneshot where reader is part of the batfam and when she get’s her first bf the boys get really protective and edgy, Batfam sister with a crush on Wally West
You can feel their eyes on you as you slip on your flats. “I don’t get why you guys are so edgy about this.”
Jason just scowls, “Men are evil creatures who only want one thing.”
You smirk, “Last time I checked, all of you were men.”
“Exactly, how do you think we know?” Dick adds.
“Look at Bruce!” Tim points out
You want to laugh, but you don’t. You know it would just hurt their egos, and they’re already stressed out enough. You turn to Dick, “Wally is your best friend.”
Dick shakes his head, “Not anymore. He broke the bro-code. He’s dating my baby sister.”
You roll your eyes. “You’re older by two minutes Dick, that doesn’t mean you get to dictate who I date. And we’ve known Wally since we were eight.”
The sound of the zeta tube alerts you to the fact that Wally has arrived. He come through with a bouquet of daffodils, and there’s the slightest hint of a blush on his cheeks. You smile as you walk toward him. Two steps in you realize your brothers are walking with you. You stop, and look at them, ”I’m eighteen, and perfectly capable of walking by myself. In fact I’ve been doing it since before I was a year old.”
They stop, as you move forward. You smile as you take the flowers, “They’re beautiful, thank you.”
He smiles and rubs the back of his head, “I know they’re your favorite.”
“I’m going to run up the stairs and put these in water, do you want to come with me?”
He looks around you at your brothers and shakes his head, “Nah, I’ll be all right down here.” Then he leans in and whispers, “I have to get it over at some point.”
You just smile and move up the stairs. A moment later Dick appears beside you, “If he hurts you I’m going to have to kill him you realize.”
“Has anyone ever told you that you’re just a tiny bit overprotective.”
He smiles, “You, every day since Bruce adopted us.”
“You’re my only living blood. We were born moments apart, and we’ve never been apart for longer than a few weeks. We learned to fly together, we learned to fight together, we found our family together.”
You nod, “I know, that family is currently downstairs interrogating my new boyfriend.”
“I don’t want to see you hurt.”
“Wally would never intentionally hurt me. We both know that. Maybe it doesn’t work out, and maybe it does. Either way we both feel something and we’d like a chance to explore it.”
Dick stares at you for a second, “No PDA in front of me, and I still claim him for our guys night.”
You hug your big brother, “Fair enough. You okay now?”
“Yeah,” he nods, “Go save your boyfriend, and have fun, just not too much fun.”
You just smile. You walk in on your three younger brothers surrounding your boyfriend. You break through their circle, grab Wally’s hand and the two of you go through the Zeta tube. You come out on the other side smiling, and Wally’s arm wraps around your waist.
“Well that was fun,” he states, as the two of you go walking down the sidewalk
You look up at him, “I don’t see any bruises or anything, so I’m assuming they were nice.”
Wally just shrugs, “Lord only knows what they’d do if they found out we’d been dating for over a year.”
You agree, “It was so much easier before Bruce found out. Know it all detective.”
Wally pulls you in a bit tighter, and kisses your cheek, “At least he didn’t rat us out. Now, let’s go get dinner!”
You laugh, “Yes, you haven’t eaten in over an hour, you must be famished.”
Wally pulls you in for a kiss “That’s why I love you. You understand me.”
“You love me?”
He smiles, and leans his forehead against you, “Yes, I love you.”