Deep in the South Atlantic hides the remote island of South Georgia, a remote British possession. First sighted in 1675, no one landed there or mapped it until Captain Cook in 1775 who named it after king George 3. It has remained mostly uninhabited, barring the odd scientific expedition (such as the German one in 1882-3 to observe the transit of Venus in front of the sun) and summer season sealing and whaling station (which ended in the 1960’s).
❛ are you trying to flatter me ? ❜ he’s amused, smirk set on lips as his gaze remains on the wolf before him, chuckle leaving his chest in a deep rumble. he’s positive she means it in a way of that she wasn’t expecting him to be in human form, which would be understandable. dragons were proud creatures, but even the ones with the most pride had to hide away ; especially in this day and age, couldn’t walk the earth as they used to. he misses being able to do so ( being able to spread his wings and soar through the skies ), but in this form, he was much safer ; easier to live amongst mortals. ❛ not what you were expecting when you stumble upon me ? ❜ / @motherwolf
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Sindhu storms into finals, assured of silver medal in Rio
P V Sindhu. Photo: Getty Images
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS & Reuters) India’s badminton ace Pusarla Venkata Sindhu mesmerized world No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-10 on Thursday to storm in the women’s singles finals at the Rio Olympic Games.
Sindhu is now assured of an Olympic silver medal even if she loses in the final.
She will meet world number 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. Marin had beaten Li Xuerui 21-14, 21-16 to enter the final.
Sindhu, who is world no. 10, sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider.
With a huge contingent of home fans roaring ‘Go India, go!’ at the Riocentro, the 21-year-old Hyderabadi gradually wore down sixth-ranked Okuhara before charging to an emphatic 21-19, 21-10 victory.
The Indian has secured her country its second badminton medal after Saina Nehwal took bronze in the same event at London.
There had been times in the early days of their relationship that they
had thought it was never going to work, they were all very different, and as
strong as their friendship was…this was something more, and suddenly those
differences took on a whole new significance. It was made more difficult by the
fact that there were three of them, sometimes it felt like they were trying to
build a triangle out of four pieces, there was always something out of place or
in the way. However, it was those differences that drew them to each other…it
was Juvia’s unusual way of speaking, her passionate desire to be a proper Fairy
and her fierce belief in love…it was Cana’s seemingly endless ability to go
from roaring drunk, to completely sober and deadly in a split second…it was
Lucy’s devotion to her Spirits, and her faith in her teammates… it was the
little quirks, like Lucy’s hour long baths, Cana wandering around without
clothes first thing in the morning and Juvia filling their room with
teru teru bōzu
…that brought them together,
and slowly they found that the differences were largely forgotten, or had at
least faded into the background.