greatest people on earth

BENJAMIN TALLMADGE:

  • Smart boi (Yale graduate)
  • Fought for women’s education rights
  • One of Washington’s “favorite sons”
  • “Loved his God and General Washington in equal measure”
  • A Federalist Congressman, who often debated against Jefferson
  • In favor of abolishing slavery
  • Co-founded a society to help improve the living conditions in Jewish communities
  • Made huge donations to local churches
  • Established a training school for Native American and Asian missionaries
  • Patriotic, confident, loyal, reliable, strong, polite, honorable, brave

I just finished Washington’s Spies, and I now whole-heatedly believe that Benjamin Tallmadge is probably one of the greatest people to ever walk this earth and I love him.

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Shawn Mendes x Reader

Word count: 1,196

A/N: This one is for one of the greatest people on earth, @shawns-love , ily a lot. Shawn as a father…

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Y/N’s P.O.V

Shawn has basically been pregnant with me during the last 4 months. He would wake me up in the middle of the night saying he was craving a cheeseburger and did I want one. I mean, obviously I did, but who’s the pregnant one here? Watching the excitement in his face as we set up the nursery and picked out clothes and toys and bedding was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. He’s been looking forward to meeting our little baby since the very first day it was confirmed that I was pregnant. I love him for that. For always supporting, and loving, and caring for me.

All of these heartwarming thoughts are flooding my brain as I stare at Shawn pacing back and forth in the hospital room. “Shawn, baby, I’m fine. My contractions aren’t that close together yet. Have patience.” I say to a frantic Shawn, trying to calm him down a little. He just huffs and stands still, tapping his foot restlessly on the ground. “Shawn. Come here.” I reach out my hand as Shawn walks over to me, a defeated look on his face. “I’m sorry. Sorry,” he says, taking both of my hands in his, “I’m just so nervous and I want everything to go as perfectly as possible. And I just really love you so much and-” Shawn’s tangent is interrupted by the doctor finally entering the room with a warm smile on his face.

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Baby Natasha

(A/N): Okay, the pronouns are funky in this, I know. Don’t hate me.

Pairings: NatashaXReader, ClintXReader, NatashaXReaderXClint

Request: Would you be up for writing a poly clint Barton x fem!reader x Natasha Romanoff fic? One where the three are in a relationship and the reader is pregnant. Clint is obvs the dad and throughout the pregnancy and the baby being born, Nat starts distancing herself because she feels as if she has no part in it. Clint and reader notice her behaviour and call her out. She admits the truth and they all have a little heart to heart, ending in cuddles and Nat spending time with their little baby girl.

Warnings: Polymorphous relationship

Tags: @sxph-t @iamwarrenspeace @bigfootsiddhartamama


Originally posted by mockingbbird

Originally posted by fanfic-shiz


Natasha never thought her life would be like this. She never imagined herself being in love with one person let along two of the greatest people on earth (in her opinion). Clint and (Y/N) were the stars in her universe, her everything, they both had been her support from the beginning and she could never thank them enough. The three of them were completely in love, they may not show it outwardly but each of them knew the unconditional love they had for one another.

Everything was great, the love was great, the relationship was great, the sex was great, everything seemed to be perfect and it got better when they found out (Y/N) was pregnant. Both Clint and (Y/N) were ecstatic about the new addition coming into their little family but Natasha didn’t quite feel the same. Sure, a part of her heart leap for joy at the news but at the same time, she knew she didn’t do kids or domestic life. What her, (Y/N) and Clint had was easy for the jobs they had as Avengers but this would change everything and she didn’t like the sound of it. It also didn’t help that the child wasn’t technically hers, it was Clint and (Y/N)’s but she pushed these thought to the side, joining in on the celebration of what was to come.

As the months pass, Natasha admits it was exciting finding out they were having a little girl and it was even fun picking out little outfits and toys for their unborn baby but she begins to pull back. She watched everyday as Clint and (Y/N) would interact, he would talk sweetly to the baby through (Y/N)’s tummy, make sure they were always comfortable, had healthy foods to eat and she was able to detect the protective aura that was already present for his little girl.

 Natasha tried to help but her efforts never seemed to be as helpful as Clint’s. Clint was a family man and Natasha was quite the opposite as much as she wanted to be excited, her role in their little family seemed to dwindle and it crushed her so, she distanced herself from her two lovers for her own sake.


When the day came for the baby to come into the world, Natasha couldn’t help but freak out. Even with the distancing, she still felt a small level of responsibility over the baby and as they drove to the hospital, Natasha’s brain seemed to scream at her with worry over the possibilities that could go wrong on this eventful day.  But even with all the worry, she couldn’t bring herself to go in the delivery room and she froze at the door, watching as they rolled (Y/N) in with Clint right beside them. He looks up with wide eyes at her as (Y/N) whimpers with pain, holding his hand with an iron grip. “What are you doing? Get in here, Nat!” He yells over the commotion of the room and Natasha shakes her head as she backs away from the door.

“I-I’m sorry… I can’t. You’ve got this.” She hesitates out, uncertainty painted on her face and Clint looks at her with pleading eyes but before he can do anything, (Y/N) screams in pain and he focuses on them for the moment. The next time he looks up, Natasha is gone and he gives a defeated sigh before turning to (Y/N) and telling them to breathe.  


It had been a few hours after the birth of the baby and Natasha had still not come back which made (Y/N) worry. They truly cared for the redhead and it made their chest hurt that she wasn’t there for the birth of their little girl. Clint calls Natasha several times but she doesn’t pick up and he gives a sigh before looking over at (Y/N) who was holding their baby. “I’m going to go get some food from the cafeteria, I’ll be back.” They smile, nodding before looking down at the baby and he smiles before leaving the room.

He runs his hand through his hair as he walks through the door but stops in his tracks when he sees a familiar redhead sitting against the wall, staring at the phone in her hands. A relieved smile makes its way across his face and he walks several doors down in front of Natasha but she doesn’t look at him as she fiddles with her phone. He leans down, grabbing one of her hands, pulling her up off the floor and begins to pull her towards the room (Y/N) is in. “Come on.” He ushers her into the room and freezes at the sight of (Y/N) holding a baby in their arms but Clint pulls her until she’s right next to the bed.

“Hey Nat.” (Y/N) greets quietly but Natasha isn’t listening as she stares at the sleeping baby in their arms. She was perfect, their dirty blonde hair matched Clint’s and Natasha noticed the different features of (Y/N) on the baby’s face. “Do you want to hold her?” Natasha snaps from her thoughts before immediately shaking her head, taking a step back but Clint keeps her from backing away more.

“Nat, it’s okay. Why are you distancing yourself? This is our kid.” Clint states as he looks at the redhead whose eyes are still fixated on the baby. Natasha gives a defeated sigh as she looks at the ground.

“This… baby isn’t mine. She’s better off with you two raising her. I’m not a part of all this.” Natasha confesses as she averts her eyes back to the baby and (Y/N) gives a sad smile before extending their hand out to her in which she takes it gently.

“This baby is as much yours as she is Clint and I’s. We want you to be a part of her life.” (Y/N) admits with a genuine smile and Natasha searches for any sign of lying but she knows deep down they would never lie to her. She feels Clint grab her other hand and he gives is an assuring squeeze.

“We love you, Natasha.” He smiles out and Natasha lets a small smile grow on her face.

“C-Can I hold her?” Natasha hesitantly questions but (Y/N)’s smile widens before nodding and holding out the baby towards her. Natasha gently grabs the baby that’s wrapped in blankets and a small chuckle escapes her mouth as she sits on the bed next to (Y/N) and Clint follows. “She’s beautiful.” Natasha whispers out as she takes in all the features of their little girl. She gently rocks the baby in her arms before looking up at (Y/N). “What’s her name?” She watches as Clint and (Y/N) exchange smiles before looking at Natasha.

“Natasha.” Clint answers with a soft smile as he wraps an arm around her shoulders and she looks up with surprised eyes. He gives a nod, saying he’s telling the truth and she looks back down at the baby in her arms. Without Natasha knowing it, a smile going ear to ear is plastered happily on her face as she looks at her little girl.

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They’re Trying To Catch You || [listen]

You are the last dragonlord now

You alone carry the ancient gift

And if you’re reading this then I pray that Allah grants you all the happiness in the world. I pray that he enlightens your beautiful face with a smile and blesses your heart with peace. I pray that you are granted the highest rank of Jannah, amongst the prophets and greatest of people to walk this earth. I pray that your family forever stay blessed and come closer to the deen. I pray that your love for Allah grows within your heart and that you come closer to him. I pray tears of heartbreak never bless your delicate eyes. I pray depression is never the thing that catches you and all you stumble upon is happiness and love. I pray all the best for you, all the best my dear.
—  Yours.

i-am-rebekka  asked:

Hi, I just wanted to tell you that your blog is absolutely AMAZING! No words, really. I just love scrolling through those beautiful and amazing pictures! It makes me so happy - and it makes me wanna travel all around the world!! Well, I just love your blog. 😍 Have a good day.

That’s my greatest aim. To make people want to experience earth more. I’m humbled, thanks

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“From as early as I can remember, I dreamed of someday being captain of a ship. To be out there on the ocean in the middle of the night, navigating by the stars. I always thought it would be the greatest life on earth. The people you’re talking about… The ones who think they know you… they really don’t know anything about you at all. I’ve never told anyone that before. About a life at sea. You can’t do every silly thing you want to in life. You have to make your choices. You have to try to be happy with them. I think we’ve done pretty well.  I’m not saying it’s easy to ignore the way people look at you. But I hope you can find some solace  in the fact that when I look at you…

500 FOLLOWERS 🎉🎉🎉
This is actually mental and I can’t believe that I’m here 😵 I’m not going to bore you to death with the history of my blog, but I really never thought I would make it to 10 followers let alone 500 😝

Shameless plug to my second blog: @sidestruggles - sidefam advice blog 😊

It’s obligatory that I thank some people, so (in no particular order) here we go!! :
Firstly my boo @sofiejizzle - you are one of the greatest people to ever walk the earth, you’re one of the first people I ever spoke to on here and I’m ngl I fuckin love you man 😘 you have made my tumblr life amazing and I wouldn’t change anything about it rn. You’re not only the most wonderful and beautiful person ever, but you are one of my best friends; there have been days where all I’ve wanted to do is talk to you and you’re always there and I bloody love you for that ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Secondly @wroetoblogg - you are so so funny and such a lovely gal, your antics about L and now S always keep me going when I’m having a stress filled day, and so thank you sm for keeping me happy 😊
@sydneyxix you’re my fellow nerd in the madness of this fandom and I bloody love it 😝there is something amazing about having a conversation about Harry Potter and it drastically changing to a recent sdmn occurance in about a sentence 🤔😂
@christophermichaeldixon - I know you don’t come on here much anymore, but you’re so lovely and one of the kindest and most caring people I have met ☺️ I really hope we can meet up at the sdmn match
@sveta-sdmn I know we haven’t spoken that much yet but I already know you are an amazing person (regardless of what sofie says 😏) and I already love you to pieces 😍
@amazingphnisnotonfire my tgf bro ✌🏼get it coz you’re my bro and it’s their channel name 👍🏼 I really shouldn’t try doing puns… regardless i haven’t known you long but you’re already awesome 👌🏼
Next: @petitechristoph @lilacminter @minishawmd @panicatthefalloutromance-horizon @wroetosivan @christophmd @barakatxix @minichristopher @bekahspenguin @phia-eilice @christophersondixon @wroetominter (bloody hell I never realised how many of us there are)(if I didn’t want to be here till august I would list every single perfect feature of each of you) the Chris trash😏💦 gc - I love all of you with all my heart ♥️ trust me when I say that y'all are weird af but that’s the best thing ☺️ some of the conversations that go on are weird af (case and point: the video from earlier😅); but what could go wrong when 13+ chris fanatics get together in one place…….

And finally I want to thank and send love to all my mutuals and anyone that’s liked any of my posts ever because trust me, you don’t go unnoticed ♥️♥️♥️

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, I LOVE YOU ALL TO PIECES 💫😭😭😭

Hey Weiss, what was your grandfather like? Every time you've mentioned him if seems you thought very highly of him. I also imagine he was one of the few people who would put that jerk of a dad of yours in his place. (Sent by the 93rdfan)
  • Weiss, with a bittersweet smile: My grandfather was one of the greatest people on earth. Though he would never admit to that.
  • Weiss, with a small chuckle: He would always tell a story about how he punched my father square in jaw in their first ever encounter. He then proceeded to tell my mother something along the lines of, "A man whose jaw breaks from a punch like that isn't worthy of stepping foot in the Schnee house. Let alone fall in an engagement with a Schnee." It always put a big smile on my face when I was younger.
  • Weiss: And ever since then all he had to do was kiss his ring, hand balled in a fist, and my idiot father would be immediately silenced.
  • Weiss, her hands clenching the sides of her skirt, choking back sadness and tears: But then he passed. He was old yes, but healthy, so I refuse to believe it was natural.
  • Weiss, her sadness turning to unbridled rage: Of course...after his passing, everything began to move so smoothly for my father. My mother fell into alcoholism and became unfit to fill the role my grandfather left her. It was just too convenient for my father...
  • Weiss, her eyes boiling with years of oppressed anger: Just. Too. Damn. Convenient.
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Jeff Buckley at the Electric Lounge, Austin.

“There was so many people telling him that he was the greatest thing on earth. Sometimes i’d see him get real quite and introverted. New York magazine wanted to do a cover story about him, New York’s next big thing. He was really upset because he felt, ‘What have i done to deserve this?’. He felt he hadn’t done anything yet and that his reputation was getting ahead of itself. Why did he have this big reputation? It’s because people saw the talent. But he wasn’t convinced because he hadn’t sold any records yet. He was getting uptight about that. ”
-George Stein

anonymous asked:

daenerys x jon

ship: ew / nonono / maybe / ship it / aww / otp / MY HEART

I don’t really care if they happen or not, I just cannot stand the way people talk about it like it’s the greatest, most brilliant pairing on Earth. Miss me with that bullshit. I hate this trope, but they might actually work well on screen so… we’ll see. I just loathe like 95% of their fandom because they’re so pigheaded.

CALL OUT POST

For: @sereneoceanic I love you I love you I love you!! I hope you’re doing alright!! You’re literally one of the greatest people on planet Earth and I honestly don’t know how to show you how to express how much I do, because you’re just that amazing. Just, I love you so so so much and I just wanted to let you know that I love and appreciate you more than anything in the world, thank you for the happy memories and for helping me even at the silliest of times. I love you and I hope you’re okay.

Originally posted by kartanesi5

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Watch Ellen DeGeneres tearfully accept one of Obama’s last Presidential Medals of Freedom

On Tuesday President Obama gave out his last Presidential Medals of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The star-studded list of 21 recipients included Michael Jordan, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and Diana Ross — all of whom Obama saidhad touched him in a “powerful personal way” and helped shape his presidency.

Many of the recipients have been critical of President-elect Donald Trump or have praised Democrats.

But when Ellen DeGeneres came up to accept her award, it was a particularly potent reminder of how different the next administration is likely to be, and the warm inclusivity that Obama inhibited while in office.

DeGeneres teared up as a White House aide introduced her and praised her courage in blazing a trail for LGBTQ equality: “At a pivotal moment, her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of million of Americans, accelerating our nation’s constant drive towards equality and acceptance for all,” the aide said.

“Ellen DeGeneres has showed us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open more loving place, so long as we just keep swimming,” he added, referring to DeGeneres’s role as Dory in Finding Nemo.

Then Obama gave DeGeneres the medal and an affectionate hug.

“It’s useful, when you think about this incredible collection of people, to realize this is what makes us the greatest nation on earth,” Obama said at the ceremony. “Not because of our differences, but because in our differences we find something in common to share. And what a glorious gift that is.”

Ellen DeGeneres first publicly came out as a lesbian in 1997, almost two decades ago, and incurred conservative backlash for a few years. She staged a comeback in 2003, with her groundbreaking standup special, Here and Now, her beloved role in Finding Nemo, and the premiere of her hit daytime talkshow, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Now that marriage equality is the law of the land and LGBTQ people are more visible than ever, it can be easy to forget what a profoundly different time 1997 was for gay and lesbian Americans.

But given the justifiable fear many LGBTQ people feel about a Trump-Pence administration, it’s important to remember that the battle for equality is far from over.

I remember the day that River died. I was 22. I woke up seeing his face all over the news. At first I didn’t know what happened, but after I heard about his death I broke down. I realized that my idol and one of the greatest people on earth was gone and there was no way to bring him back. I realized that we lost an important person to the world. I was a mess for days. I didn’t even know River personally and I’m talking like he was one of my best friends… but he touched my heart. There will never be an actor as good as River, that’s for sure. I miss him.
—  a good friend of my parents said this to me the other day and it’s been in my head ever since. thought i would share it.

I know everybody in the DC fandom likes to bag on Gotham like “Why would anyone still live in a town that gets gassed by a clown once a month and has to dodge an entire colony of man-bats and probably has to measure crime rates in terms of how many people made it home from the office without getting mugged or stabbed this week?”

And this is a completely valid question, because like this is a city that thought  stuffing their aged police commissioner in a robot and saying “This is the Batman now” was a reasonable response to losing their normal unlicensed vigilante.

But then we live in America and have like

  • Donald Trump legitimately running for president
  • clowns hiding in the shrubs is a nationwide thing and the police would like to remind you that it’s probably not legal to shoot them
  • Flint is probably a month away from having a cholera outbreak
  • Florida’s being overrun by giant pythons
  • the justice department is trying to figure out how many people the police face-shoot to death every year and it turns out that’s not something anyone keeps records on
  • every big city has that one hospital where you don’t go if you can help it because you could legit die in the ER waiting room and the janitor will just mop around your corpse
  • California’s always both on fire and under water, somehow
  • the news is like “hurricanes as a zika-fighting strategy: what could go wrong?”
  • Georgia has an entire police department that doesn’t seem to do anything but have cybersex with pedophiles
  • civil forfeiture is a thing
  • the number of times people get shot with arrows in this country every year is genuinely astonishing
  • Texas just blows the fuck up every so often because EPA and OSHA regs are for commies
  • Worse Virginia’s been on fire for a century in some places because samesies
  • like six people got shot (with guns) in one day in Minneapolis and their unanimous response to police was “fuck off I’m not a snitch”

and everybody’s still like “lol love it or leave it buddy.”