how big are we

bstormhands  asked:

It looks like Corona used to have extensive mining (the illicit mine behind the Snuggly Duckling and now the tunnels under Varian's village) but it all the decorations in the palace are all sun and sea. Yet the forest is only lightly touched, you would think wood get scarce after few centuries for building material and fuel, so they are rich enough to pay to leave the trees alone. But Corona seems so small, the wall looks to be ~10 miles from the palace. I wonder how they do it.

What makes you assume the mines connected to the Snuggly Duckling and Varian’s are illicit and not just abandoned?

As for the forest, let’s go to the map, shall we?

If you look off to the bottom left, the map calls the woods “Big Forest”

It’s difficult to say how far the forest goes. We’ve seen so little of it, really. And no one says that wood cutters don’t go farther into, let’s call, “unincorporated Corona”, beyond the wall to get their wood, leaving part of it to be scenic for view from the palace.

But yes, Corona appears to be very wealthy. I personally headcanon that they have an active vineyard and winery, as is evidenced by the wine in Tangled Ever After.

As you can see, each and every one of these barrels is stamped with the mark of the Snuggly Duckling, which means the pub itself is also associated with a winery. Also

they keep barrels in that abandoned mining tunnel previously mentioned.

A really good wine industry could easily make Corona a wealthy kingdom.

TalesFromRetail: Not your average retail store

Hi everybody. I’m a long time lurker and this is my first post here.

So I work retail, but not in the same sense a lot of you guys do. I still put out stock, make and arrange product displays, count inventory, and sell product.

I work in a gun store.

I really like my job and my co-workers and I have a lot of fun at work. I’m also passionate about guns as a hobby so i basically get paid (not very much) to enjoy my hobby.

So anyway we are subject to a pretty strict set of laws that dictate who we can sell guns and how we do it. One of the big no-no’s in our industry is something called a “straw purchase.” A straw purchase is where someone who cannot legally own a gun gets someone who can to purchase the gun for them. This is punishable by a large fine and a hefty jail term. I do not mess around when it comes to this kind of stuff. My bosses also back me up 100%. If my sketchometer even flickers I won’t make a sale.

So enter Sir Sweatpants (SS) and Lady Sweatpants (LS). I’m calling them this because they came in wearing matching sweatsuits. Sir Sweatpants was excited and looking at everything. Lady Sweatpants was ambivalent. Sir Sweatpants had been talking to me about a particular AR15. We had been talking for about 15 minutes when this happens

SS: So man I’m looking at getting this gun for my girl.

Me: glances over at LS who is halfway across the store playing on her phone like she has been for about half an hour

Me: It’s a nice rifle man I’m sure she’ll enjoy it

SS: Yeah man so I really like it and I think I’m gonna get it.

Me: Cool. I need your drivers license and a concealed carry permit if you have one.

SS:Yo baby come here

LS walked up to the counter still playing with her phone.

SS: Give the man your license.

Me: Hold up. I can’t take hers I need yours.

SS:Nah man it’s for her, she’s gonna do the paperwork. I’m just gonna pay for it.

Me: Yeah, it doesn’t work like that. You came in asking questions, you handled the rifle, you expressed interest in it, you said you want to buy it. That means you fill out the paperwork. You get a background check and if you pass you can take it home and give it to her.

SS: It’s for her though.

Me: Alright hang on here real quick. Ma'am will you follow me?

LS follows me to another part of the store out of earshot (hehe) of SS.

Me: Alright ma'am so you’re interested in this rifle?

LS: Not really. He wants a gun for around the house and said I could use it.

Me: Ok. Is there a reason why he didn’t just come in and buy it himself?

LS: Yeah. He got a couple felonies a while back and got out last year. He said he needed me to get it so his PO wouldn’t take the gun if he found it

Me(inside my head):Of fucking course.

Me: Did he also tell you that it’s illegal?

LS: I know he’s not supposed to have guns that’s why it’s gonna be mine.

Me: No what he is asking you to do is illegal. You can go to jail for ten years for buying him a gun. He’ll go to jail too, but you will as well.

LS:Is that really a crime?

Me: hands her a pamphlet and points to a giant poster on the wall which all state the law and penalty for breaking it.

LS immediately stormed over to SS and started yelling at him. Like bad yelling. The word motherfucker was tossed around a lot. She stormed out and he went running after her. We got his license plate and reported it to the local cops. I haven’t seen either of them come in since then.

By: Bringbacktheblackout

LEGION Recap: 1x03

For an intro to this one just imagine a stream of hearts pouring out my own heart while I flail around in a sea of my heart’s hearts splashing and laughing and gently gnawing on one and you should have ABOUT THE STATE OF THINGS.

Season 1, ‘Chapter 3’

The first three minutes of Legion, ‘Chapter 3’ are perhaps the most masterfully bewitching opening of an episode of television I’ve ever watched. Trying to explain what they are and what they did to me just with words feels like one of the more comically hopeless things I’ve attempted in a while, because it’s so rooted in what you can do with television, with image and sound, with that form of storytelling told in installments. This opening couldn’t have come earlier than the third episode, for instance. A big part of its power is in how it draws together elements we’ve already seen to make a new piece of music.

Also: the music. Lovely darkening movie-score strings, overlaid with a spoken-word melody of a man’s voice telling the fable of the poor woodcutter and his wife who found a crane in the woods — a man’s voice playing from a beautiful silver & wire Rube Goldberg machine of a coffee maker. The strangeness, the gorgeous strangeness! A sort of mid-century A.I. doing the scene-setting heavy lifting of paaaages of dialogue.

But more than anything, the magic in this opening is in how it renders the feeling of telepathy. It is of telepathy, of the stuff of it. Not that we’re supposed to parse everything we see as being experienced by David, sitting at the end of a sunlit dock, but we should get the sense that some is, or that it can be. That there are certain threads of connection he’s beginning to feel between sensation and image and thought, a web of humanity, gone mysteriously tangible under his attention.

The fear people have about telepathy, of course, is the idea of someone observing our private lives. And this episode does something brilliant: it gives us telepathy ourselves. It shows us people literally bare. We see a room of people showering, and see it for all that it is: just human bodies bathing. All skin feels the same under soap and water. Telepathy, Legion says, is not inherently voyeuristic — it’s inherently experiential.

It’s just a stunning sequence. I’ve watched it some times now trying to put these words in order, and I’ve JUST BEEN SWEPT BY GOOSEBUMPS TBH.

Shall we begin?

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a pretty good bad idea

pairing: Trini/Kimberly (Power Rangers

words: 2097

summary: With great power comes unexpected and awkward side effects. Also: kissing lessons. (Isn’t that how the saying goes?)

a/n: Guess who saw Power Rangers and is predictable trash? Guess who loves all that trope-y cheesiness? Guess who doesn’t remember how to write, but is doing it anyways? Me me me. Anyways, I tried to bring the cheese, my friends, but I’m just not capable of writing poetry like ‘Are we Power Rangers or are we friends?’. Alas.

WARNING for @smallandsundry : there is KISSING in this fic. (Also, no bear rangers.) Please avert your eyes.

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Hang on Team Mom, your kids are trying to make their new sibling comfortable.

so yeah I finally watched Moana and she is like super cool and now she is gonna be one of my new faves and i can’t find the proper colour for her skin plz kill me

Bonus +

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It seems that way, doesn’t it?

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Lean On Me | A belated birthday gift to my stupid friend @seveanteen

I need to follow more people!! (tvshows)

rt if you post:

- greys anatomy
- friends
- glee
- stranger things
- sherlock
- 3%
- a series of unfortunate events
- game of thrones
- gotham
- how to get away with murder
- daredevil
- orphan black
- pretty little liars
- teen wolf
- shadowhunters
- skam
- supergirl
- the big bang theory
- the day after we broke up
- the flash
- the walking dead

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CLAMP PUT THOUGHT INTO THIS OK. 

Even if Manga-chan’s storyline is (somehow) entirely consistent across the universe, the AUTHORS AREN’T. 

Like. Consider that for a moment. Completely different people in completely different worlds all writing the same exact canonically matching plotline but in slightly different art styles. 

Guys some of these worlds don’t even have ninjas, BUT THEY KNOW THE PLOT OK. IT OCCURS TO EACH OF THEM NATURALLY AND COMPLETELY. 

WHOEVER THEY ARE. 

Just to give you an idea of how big and far reaching the women’s march was, we had protesters here in Montana. MONTANA. A state with only like 5 counties that went blue. They thought there would only be 6,000 people. There were 12,000. This might not seem like much, but Montana’s total population is only one million. I was there. There were more people than I’ve ever seen in one place in the state. 

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Song: Breath of Life by Florence + Machine

Movies (In Order):

Moana- Disney
Aladdin- Disney
How to Train Your Dragon- Dreamworks
Zootopia- Disney
Mononoke Hime- Studio Ghibli
Atlantis: The Lost Empire- Disney
Brave- Disney
Big Hero 6- Disney
Beauty and the Beast- Disney
Rise of the Gaurdians- Dreamworks
Mulan- Disney
The Lion King- Disney
Tangled- Disney
Howl’s Moving Castle- Ghibli

a gift for @jared-padaleski-is-polish-now because I love her and don’t do enough for her. SURPRISE!

i feel like having felicity as ghost fox killer in doomworld is the legends writers guggenheim being like “what’s good about arrow that we can bring over to be screwed up by the legion of doom” and the only answer they can think of is felicity. 

not like… she doesn’t really have that much personal history with any of the legion? bring in barry’s new miserable life at the hands of eobard instead of whitewashing another female comics character k thanks