i saw a capture and thought

bbc.com
Video captures moment plastic enters food chain - BBC News
A video captures the moment plankton ingest a plastic microfibre.

A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves.

The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain.

An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic “disappears” from the world’s waste stream each year.

Waste plastic in the world’s seas has been recognised by the United Nations as a major environmental problem.

“When I saw it, I thought that here was something, visually, to convey to the public the problem of plastic in the sea,” said Richard Kirby, who recorded the footage.

“What intrigues me is that because the fibre has made a loop inside the animal’s gut, you can actually see the consequences of something as small as the arrow worm consuming microplastic.”

so im absolutely obsessed with @skyesentinels ‘s youtube au and i got an IdeaTM (pls read the voltron youtube au frfr it’s s o good)

-For april fools, Keith and Pidge make a new channel for ‘supernatural hunting and alien spotting’
     -The video they post is just them running around Keith’s apartment while lance chases them while wearing a bedsheet
          -there are many gifs of lance tripping and face planting because he can’t see
-they all think it’s just an one time thing they did for a funny april fools thing but no
     -the fans won’t allow it
     
-the channel somehow gets to 100,000 subscribers, and keith and pidge get sent an actual silver play button from youtube for a channel they made as a joke
      -then they realize that they can’t just let the channel die now
-So they continue making videos
-they start out mostly the same as the first video, just obviously fake ‘paranormal activity’ while someone chases them
     -there are also many gifs of shiro dragging keith away while being the ‘ghost’
     -also many, many audio clips of keith’s high pitched screaming as this is done
-Lance is a fan favorite in these videos because he always ends up screaming and falling into keith’s arms
     -the klance shippers l i v e for this channel
-shiro is the worst to have in these videos unless he’s the ghost
     -shiro: maybe the real ghost was the friends we made along the way
     -keith: sh u t up shiro this is s e r i o u s
     -”yea i’d punch a ghost. I’d fight every single ghost in the astral plane. im not scared”
-there’s a video of keith filming lance in the middle of his morning routine and yelling “look guys! It’s a ghost, and it’s hideous
     -the rest of the video is the camera shaking while keith runs for his life
-there are x-file memes everywhere
     -every single video there are new clips on tumblr with the x-files theme playing
-g h o s t  a d v e n t u r e  m e m e s
     -”My name is Keith Kogane. I’ve never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw onto video….With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by my fellow investigator Pidge Holt and our equipment tech Hunk Garrett. The three of us will travel to the some of most highly active paranormal locations, where we will spend an entire night, being locked down from dusk until dawn….Raw…Extreme…These are our Ghost Adventures.”
     -this leads the fandom to make memes about zak bagans being keith’s boyfriend
     -lance doesn’t realize that it’s all a meme and he’s??? So confused?? Like i thought keith and i bonded???? Who is zak and what does he have that i dont???????
      -”zak bagans is my boyfriend and i would die for him” -keith probably
      -keith does have a lowkey unironic crush on zak bagans and the only one that knows is shiro
-then they start making other videos of them doing things like looking for aliens/bigfoot/mothman ect
     -everyone likes these videos too because keith almost always starts ranting that mothman is r e a l.
     -pidge does the same but with nessie
-this leads to them making videos about conspiracy theories
     -these are basically just 30 minute long unedited videos of them screaming about cryptids
-they also start doing those cursed games like the bath game and midnight game
     -they get the whole gang together to play the midnight game but it’s basically just them sitting in a dark room with candles pretending to feel stuf
     -except lance who claims he’s actually feeling things, but in reality its just keith messing with him
-their videos sometimes end with the police showing up one way or another
      -once they had to pause making a video because keith screamed so loud that his neighbors thought he was dying so now there’s footage of keith awkwardly explaining to a police officer what they were doing
      -the fandom has started making bets to whether or not the police will show up in the next video or not
-theres a compilation of videos from pidge’s snapchat that are just a slow zoom of keith’s face as he does something with the caption ‘caught a cryptid on video!!!!!!!!’
     -keith tried to get her back but he’s much less sneaky about it so most of keith’s video’s usually end with pidge tackling him
-the fans get ‘#cryptidkeith’ treading on twitter and keith wants to die
     -most of it is edits of keith’s face of bigfoot or screenshots of keith in the background of a shot with that red circle and zoom in of him (see: @keithsightings)
     -theres also a lot of keith x mothman
     -keith has never been more impressed and also disgusted by his fandom

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I guess you could call this an Age Swap AU? here’s the lay down:

  • Pidge and Shiro’s ages are swapped (Pidge is 25, Shiro is 14)
  • Matt and Keith’s ages and roles are swapped (I thought saw a tweet that said Matt is a couple years older than Keith, Lance, and Hunk???)
  • Pidge, Sam, and Keith were captured on Kerberos and Pidge managed to escape a year later, minus one leg
  • Pidge is the Black Paladin
  • Matt is the Green Paladin
  • Shiro is the Red Paladin
  • I’m really hoping Matt is at least somewhat like Blake Anderson (his VA) bc that’s just a recipe for hilarity
  • Shiro’s maturity mostly came with his age/imprisonment, but now that he’s only a wee bab he’s kind of a shit head
  • Lance and Hunk are pretty much the same, but relative to Matt and Shiro they are far more mature and responsible
  • Pidge is now the older sibling, but still shorter
  • She’s less of the team mom and more like a tired babysitter
  • Pidge and Allura is a possibility?? still not sure how I feel about that
  • Shiro and Keith are basically brothers. Shiro’s really protective of Keith even though he’s almost ten years younger
  • GALRA KEITH. pretty much the main reason he’s still held prisoner
  • Keith’s hair is longer whoopee
  • I forgot Pidge’s face scar in two drawings but I’m not gonna fix it cause I’m Tired

Feel free to play around with this AU!! it just popped into my head in the shower yesterday

anonymous asked:

Could you share some AU headcanons for American werewolf Jesse and Japanese okami Hanzo?

ahhhh im sorry anon i didnt know i got this ask!!(dunno how long its been since u sent it sry….)

I honestly haven’t thought how this au much? But I always thought Okami Hanzo would be a demi god that dwells in the mountain alone; McCree would just be the kind the werewolf we are familiar with, but he could control his shifting and impulse. McCree is a wanderer. When McCree wandered to Japan and in Hanzo’s area McCree shifted, thinking he would be safe in the mountain (the mountain was thought by the locals to be a sacred place protected by gods(Hanzo) and hunting/capturing/damaging is prohibited) but some tourist was near and saw him napping, and shot him.

McCree got away but was further into the woods, without his stuff (he didn’t want to go back that soon) he couldn’t to much good to his wounds. And that’s when Hanzo found him. Hanzo is sort of the protector of the mountain, he helps the animals and people who gets hurt there, and as soon as McCree got hurt Hanzo set out to find him, he was just not expecting the wounded to be a werewolf.

So Hanzo helped McCree, not talking much, at first McCree didn’t even know if Hanzo could understand him or not. When Hanzo offered some soup McCree looked at it suspiciously until Hanzo rolled his eyes saying “It’s vegetable soup.” and that’s all the prompt McCree needed to get for him to start chatting with Hanzo. 

Haven’t thought much about what happens next expect they spending a lot of time together, and sometimes McCree would look at Hanzo in the early morning sun, meditating without all his gear, and realizing he had fallen in love with a god.  

cassian: jyn is a liability and i’m ditching or killing her the first chance i get

also cassian: *watches out for her on jedha* *constantly wondering how she’s doing when they’re captured* *yells at saw when he finds her in shock* *doesnt kill galen* *is actually upset because jyn will be upset with him when she realizes he was ssent to kill* *literally disobeys direct orders when a major point of his character is always obeying orders* *literally always worrying about her* “she dominated his thinking nonetheless” 

So about Matt Holt: A Voltron Theory

With Season 3 coming out some time in September I thought I’d take a moment or two to wax poetic on Matthew Holt, Katie “Pidge Gunderson” Holt’s elder brother and missing member of the Kuroberos space mission.

Matt is an odd one because what little we have is from Pidge and Shiro’s memories, and neither are 100% correct since we’re only seeing what they saw rather than who Matt really is. So with that in mind what do we know about Matt Holt?

Well when we first meet him in the very first episode where they’re captured, Matt is very invested in the ice and talks about how the ice may hold the key to meeting aliens. From this very first interaction with Shiro and Dr. Holt we get a sense that Matt is a young man that his highly involved in the idea of research. He’s soft spoken, polite and very invested and excited about what the universe has waiting for them.

However this changes when we next see the Galra attack them. Matt is both confused and shocked and it takes Shiro grabbing his arm and pulling him away, forcing him to drop the ice sample to get him to move. This is very different then Katie who acts on her own when in danger and reacts quickly by either following Shiro’s lead, or reacting on her own as a means of helping herself or her friends. Matt it seems needs some push to get him moving.

We don’t see Matt again until we get Katie’s backstory when Shiro gets his memories back.

 According to one of the aliens that the crew rescues Matt was the first set to fight and that Shiro injured him.

 However Shiro clears this up and notes that Matt was scared. Matt states that he wasn’t going to make it and the first thoughts were of not seeing his family again.

 Shiro then pushes Matt back and goes after the robot that is holding the blade weapon and shoves him into another alien.

To everyone’s horror Shiro wounds Matt on the leg and then attacks him screaming “I want blood!”

This terrifies Matt and seems to really shake him up something fierce. 

Keep in mind that his and Katie’s father has been taken away with the weaker prisoners. (If this wasn’t Voltron I would say that he’s dead.) 

However his look changes when we see him reacting to Shiro’s sudden change to normal, “Take care of your father.”

There’s a lot of things going on here, but I’ll try to dissect it as best I can. From these few scenes there’s a lot to take in on regard to Matt and Shiro, their relationship and how Matt sees both Shiro and himself.

At first Matt is clearly terrified. He knows that his life is practically over as he’s not built for fighting. This means that he never served in the Garrison in a post like Shiro did. He more than likely was on the research end of things, and never had to worry about facing combat. His fear comes from an internal worry of dying and not being able to see his family again. We see it in the way that he starts to freak out and the way his body language shows utter fear. What’s interesting is that Shiro sees this too and tries to calm him down in his normal tone, however Matt’s not having any of it and seems to be on the verge of a breakdown. 

Shiro, realizing what’s going on here, after the robot comes out and shows the weapon to them, pushes Matt back then proceeds to act crazy and attacks him, wounding him in the shin with a blow and allowing himself to be taken away to fight.

 Shiro also tells Matt to take care of his father and get stronger. These actions show how much Shiro cares about Matt as a friend and crew member. His first goal is getting Matt out of danger, even if that means hurting him to do so, his second action is to tell him to protect his father. This shows that Shiro cares deeply for the Holts and wants to keep them safe.

What’s interesting here is Matt’s reaction to all of this. He sees Shiro go crazy, is terrified of that, then recognises that he’s not about to truly hurt him and he’s sacrificing himself so that Matt can find a way back to his father and keep him safe, since he’s weaker now due to the wound. The fact that Matt seems to take in what Shiro says indicates that there’s respect there, possibly a brotherly love going on as they are crew mates and Shiro is the sort that will do what he can for his friends.

But what about Matt? Thinking about it a bit more, while we see Matt is scared, to me at the very least I got a Raditz feel about the whole thing. What does that mean? Well in Dragon Ball Z Radditz was Goku’s older brother, an older Sayian, but he was different then Goku. He was cowardly, afraid of death and also someone who thought of himself.

Now, the thing about Matt in these scenes makes me pause. While we can tell he’s not one for a fight, that’s more Katie’s area, we also can see there’s some selfishness to him. He doesn’t think about Shiro, he’s more worried about what’s going to happen to him, rather than trying to think of a way out and help the others. Now this doesn’t mean that Matt’s a bad person, but rather he’s less altruistic then Katie or Shiro is. In fact it looks like he’s taking in what Shiro said about getting stronger. The question is, is he looking for Shiro, or is he planning on getting revenge with the Rebels.

Remember there was a reason why those two former members left, and that indicates that whatever this group is doing it’s not going to be like the Voltron crew nor the Blade who seem more empathetic to protecting others and willing to sacrifice themselves to protect their crew. Something Shiro willingly does, Matt on the other hand…

Then we have the situation at home in Katie’s memory. Matt teases his dad about eating peas and we see the family together. The issue is that it’s just from Katie’s view so we get more about her dad then Matt. However we do see that they care a lot about one another and that he took a picture with her.

Things change up during the escape from the space jail Beta traz. We know that Matt was held captive for a time in a place where the Rebels were able to find him and take him. The question is why? Could his dad be part of the rebels, or was someone else looking out for Matt. Or could it have been the Aliens that were let go by Voltron that informed the rebels of matt? That doesn’t really tell us much of who knew where he was or how though.

What’s interesting is that he willingly seems to go with them, he’s being led by the arm again and it’s clear his cell was the one that was targeted.

 It also seems like they broke him out of a similar jail where there were guards, the robot kind, but again the question is who knew all that? Even Shiro didn’t and why do the Rebels want him in the first place.

Now here’s where things might get depressing. If the story of matt plays out like I think it might, this is not going to be a happy home coming for Pidge. Matt in the time that he’s been with the Rebels will have changed, a lot. Assuming that they didn’t just recently break him out, as he’s wearing the uniform that he was in the pit, then he’s been with them since before the time that Shiro escaped. If this is true then that means that Matt has been staying with the Rebels for some reason rather than finding a way to get to Earth and back home. Why? My guess, he’s become obsessed with what Shiro said. He wants to stay with the Rebels to fight Zarkon and get back at him for attacking them and other people. It’s clear that Matt is a sensitive caring person but also one that is selfish and tends to see things in ways different then Katie.

What I think will happen is that Katie will find the rebels, either with Lance, Hunk or Keith at her side. However while Matt is happy to have her back he gives her an ultimatum. Either join with the Rebels and fight Lotor with him and take back over the places that Zarkon had with less than good ways of doing so, or become their enemies. I can’t see this turning out good till far later, and I’m pretty sure that Matt will have to eventually accept the Voltron group working with Keith and the others. This is going to put Katie in a rather bad place, one that will ultimately pit her against her brother during events of this or future seasons.

Given that I have a feeling Matt might be more selfish then Katie I’m kind of betting on this happening in the end.

Black sails 4.07 French promo

In France we have a TV channel that broadcasts  American show 24 hours later. So I reviewed Black Sails 4x06. At the end of each episode there is always the promo of the next episode with more image than the American promo. Here what I saw 

 🛑⚠️SPOILERS🛑⚠️

Billy will team up with Rogers. We see him in discussion with Rogers. He says something like  both were abandoned by their friends.

He captured Madi and wants a  revenge

As some of you have thought, maybe they will use Madi to get the treasure. We can see in the promo British soldiers giving an envelope to Kofi

Rogers thinks Eleanor has betrayed him. This guy still a asshole

We can also see Madi’s mother alone maybe in Madi’s room with an object in her hands belonging to her daughter. Silver joined her and he told that her daughter was brave.

(note: this is the part 1 of the pnp au. this is part ? of the au) 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. Or so Lardo’s mother tried to impress on her for years. When Lardo heard it at five years of age, she thought it was stupidly sexist. When she heard it as she was going through Samwell, she thought it was stupidly heteronormative. But repetitions stick in your head, and sometimes Lardo would catch herself staring at a man wondering whether or not her mother would approve of him as her son in law.

Her mother would definitely approve of Bitty as her son in law, Lardo thought, as she hung up his portrait on the wall of the art gallery. It was one of her more distinctive paintings; she usually preferred the surrealist style, but she was feeling restless that day and made Bitty pause in the middle of chopping apples and pose for half an hour in order to do a quick sketch of his lithe figure. That quick sketch became a quick watercolor, and when she bought new oil paints and had some canvas left over from one of her bigger pieces, she christened those paints with Bitty’s profile. It wasn’t meant to be part of the exhibit, but when the curator saw the piece in the corner of all her other works, he had insisted she include it.

“Eric is a good man,” her mother had said. “He’s the kind that won’t mind marrying a headstrong girl like you.”

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i believe, during his pacifist runs, flowey thought that papyrus was genuially really cool. like the first time he saw his cool dude outfit he probably got all starry eyed like “oh my god this is my idol" 

 they also probably playfully fought each other and papyrus would spell out long messeges with his bone attacks and flowey’s jaw just drops because it’s the most amazing thing he’s ever seen 

 he probably also helped him to make puzzles and traps that would help papyrus capture a human 

 flowey was probably also the only friend papyrus had that didn’t treat him like something less than an equal, and he’d let him rant about how tired he was of people thinking he’s a child 

 they probably made awful OCs together 

 and then, when flowey got bored and started killing people, he still adored papyrus SO MUCH, but not just because he’s cool, but because how kind and forgiving he is and flowey just can’t understand how he does it

anonymous asked:

I thought Rize was with Yomo. How and when did Furuta capture her?

She used to be- last time we saw her she was still in Yomo’s shipping container. But that was an unspecified amount of time ago- it could have been at any stage of the 3 year time skip before :re or during the events of :re itself. 

We saw Shachi came to visit Yomo and gave a warning that it was far too dangerous for her to stay there any longer

However, Arima was sent after Rize, who was being led around by “that”

We next saw Shachi running along rooftops, being chased by V during Eto’s Public Announcement

After that, he was alone, thinking of Rize and how they first met

Arima then caught up, defeated him and we see his inner thoughts

I had been under the assumption that she had already left the care of ‘Anteiku’ doing laps around Tokyo a la Touka’s endless Root A run

But considering Arima was sent after Rize by V, and she is now in Furuta and the CCG’s hands, I think Shachi most likely took Rize from :re’s hands at the same time he left Aogiri to protect her. And that Arima succeeded in either capturing Rize herself or taking out Shachi who was aiding her. I almost wonder if the chase across the rooftops was Shachi trying to make a distraction and lead them away so Rize could escape. I had always thought Shachi’s thoughts of “Rize… run” were kind of a vague wish sent out into the universe wherever she was but now its possible she was actually there with him during that scene. It’s sad that he didn’t succeed in saving his daughter from that fate again …

Ink - Jughead Jones

musigamercat said:

Okay, I’m good with that… All respect here. Could I ask for “#78”, “#48”, and “#152” then? Only if you’re okay with it. I’m sorry if I’m asking so much, like I said… It’s all good if you say no😯😯

#48 “That’s hot”.

#78 “Is that a tattoo?”

#152 “Tell me the truth”.

Originally posted by jenzig

Number 78 seems to be the one that gives me the most trouble! I don’t know why though!

Your head rolled against the solid wall of the closet as Jughead trailed heated kisses down your neck. His hands held your waist against the wall as your arms crossed over his shoulders, pulling him closer. You felt his nose brush against your skin as he kissed up to your jaw. When you moved your head, you nearly bumped your head with his. You let out a nervous giggle as he smiled. His blue eyes met your gaze, glanced down to your lips and back up to yours eyes. Your arms shifted, moving your hands to the back of his neck. You pulled his lips to yours again and smiled into the kiss. Your fingers tangled in the small curls of dark hair at the back of his neck. You slid the hem of his hat in between two of your fingers, pulling it off his head, but still holding on to it.

“Very sneaky,” he whispered when he created space between the two of you. You smiled and he went back to kissing your jaw, his hand sliding up your waist to cup your neck. His sleeve rode up off his wrist, revealing a black wisp, winding down the skin on his forearm.

“Is that a tattoo?” You asked, and Jughead immediately pulled away. Despite the dark closet, you could see the pink tints that dusted the boy’s cheeks. He curled his lips nervously and you grinned.

“Uh no?” You giggled, moving your hand to the side of his face. You trailed your thumb under his bottom lip teasingly. You pulled his lip gently with the tip of your thumb.  

“Tell me the truth,” you whispered and Jughead’s eyes fluttered. You smiled, knowing that if you kept this act up, he’d tell you anything. He pulled up his sleeve, revealing the ink. You held his forearm, using your other hand to trace the lines of the tattoo. It was a beautiful pattern; within the swirls of detailed strands, you saw a pen and paper. His passion for writing permanently marked on his skin. Your finger traced the largest strand when you saw a little crown outlined in black. The small cartoon crown you had drawn for him during art class. You looked up at him, smiling at the darker blush on his cheeks.

“I hope you don’t mind that I used a design of yours. I just thought I’d carry a little thing that inspired you with me, since you’re my inspiration.” When he finished speaking, you pulled him close, capturing his lips in a heated kiss. Your hands held his face while his clutched your waist. Your fingers tangled in his hair, pulling gently on his locks. He moaned softly as you reluctantly pulled away.

“That’s hot,” you whispered with a smile. He let out a chuckle, leaning in to kiss you again. You hummed into the kiss, your hands still on his face. Before it could go any further, a knocking sounded against the door. You jumped in Jughead’s arms, causing him to smile widely.

“Hey lovebirds! Are you in there? We got a murder to solve!” Betty’s voice rang through the door, causing you to sigh in relief. At least it wasn’t Veronica who caught you. You turned your head towards Jughead, smiling at his wide pupils and kiss swollen lips. His hair was left like a mop on his head by your wandering fingers and you could only imagine you looked just as messy.

“Ready to face the day?” You wiggled your eyebrows and Jughead smiled. He leaned down, picking up his hat and covering his hair. You smoothed out his jacket, smiling as you did. He brushed through your hair with his fingers, trying his best to make it look presentable.

“Let’s go solve a murder.” He held out his hand and you took it with a smile.   

just some random pjo headcannons i felt like sharing

  • percy always sleeps with a stuffed animal (annabeth thinks it’s adorable)
  • luke has a fuckton of freckles that are super light and are only noticeable if you’re like 0.2 inches away from his face
  • jason cuts his hair all the time
  • he also can never decide on a style so every time he returns with a new hair cut piper & leo are just dramatically sighing in the background bc damn jason you’re had this fuckboy haircut before
  • annabeth. loves. strawberries.
  • travis stoll once lost a bet and had to shave his entire head and connor lost the next bet and had to shave off one entire eyebrow (to this day, they can’t decide who looked worse)
  • silena and charlie were caught making out behind the aphrodite cabin one time
  • not too long after piper and jason were caught doing the same thing
  • it then kind of became a running joke through camp that all whenever a child of aphordite got into a romantic relationship they had to make out behind the cabin at least once
  • some of the younger campers thought ethan’s eye patch was cool so they all started wearing them whenever he was around 
  • ethan cried really hard when he saw them
  • hazel has officially been kicked out of capture the flag games bc her skill with the mist gave her team an unfair advantage
  • they also kicked frank out because he turned into a bear and accidentally ate the flag one time
The Prisoner. Part 2.

Part 1: HERE.


Morning dawned just as the door slammed open, this time jolting Claire awake.

“Up wi’ ye, lass!” Brian barked, his fists knocking rapidly against the thick wood as he waited impatiently. “We dinna have much time, and I will get ye t’ Fort William. Willie, my son, has sent word that yer presence is required.”

He must have ridden hard to make the journey, and get word to his father, Claire thought, dimly. But she didn’t question it, only rose from her temporary dwelling to obey the commands set before her.

To give him his due, Brian didn’t drag Claire straight away, instead he brought her to the breakfast table and sat her down.

“Have a dram, and some bread and honey. I dinna want ye to starve afore we get there, aye?” He *was* joking, but behind his jest lay a very serious concern.

True, she hadn’t eaten a decent meal in a while. But she wasn’t likely to fall foul of death just yet.

Sighing, she took a large bite of the fresh bannocks placed in front of her. The warm dough coated her tongue and she closed her eyes as bliss rolled down her throat. From the other side of the table, a feminine cough brought her out of her revelry, causing her to look across the table.

“We’re all worrit, ye ken?” The girl spoke, her eyes wide as she viewed Claire with a sort of apprehensive wonder, “da doesna mean to be short wi’ ye. He kens well enough that yer hurting, that ye’ve been hurt. But we canna leave him, aye?” She explained, worry lacing her words, “he’s our brother. I’m sure ye understand. After all, I did hear yer prayers, and I’m sure father would be grateful fer them.”

Scrapping her chair away from the table, the older girl bowed and exited, her dress sweeping along the floor as she left, “enjoy the honey, Claire. Dinna deprive yerself, ye’ll need yer strength.”

The ride through the Scottish countryside was filled with tension.

Claire rode with Brian as she had done before. He had enough fillies in the stables to accommodate her, but she was a flight risk and he wasn’t about to chance her bolting on him. Not when Jamie’s life was at stake.

The high rise of the east wing tower came into view on the horizon as Claire sought refuge in her mind. Thinking back, she brought to the fore anything of the life she’d had before the garrison had claimed her. She could see her uncle as he collected clams from the beach, he eager eyes intent on locating the biggest and best for her. She remembered the feel of the sand on her feet, the small grains trapping between her toes as she wiggled them in the ocean.

“Claire,” Brian coaxed, his weight shifting as he dismounted and brought her with him, “ye need to come wi’ me now.”

She did as she was bid, opening her eyes as she watched a troop of army men trot towards them. Behind the first group was Jamie. Clad in irons, Randall had him to heel, his shoulder brushing against the horse’s flanks as he tried to keep up with the captain.

Steeling herself, Claire held her hands at her sides, the blood pulsing through them as she stepped forwards.

“I’m glad to see that you are a man of your word, Mr Fraser. Good work.” Randall praised, a dull mockery to his tone.

Claire nearly vomited at the sound of his voice, but she managed –just about– to keep it together as she dipped her chin forwards, looking only at the floor now. She couldn’t –wouldn’t– look *him* in the eyes. She wouldn’t give him the satisfaction. She wouldn’t give him the power.

Tinkling of metal kept her grounded as she imagined the soldiers removing poor Jamie’s bindings. She felt, rather than saw, the breeze as Brian pushed her towards the British. Her ankles almost buckled, but she focused on the feel of the damp long grass as it tickled her bare skin.

Anything to keep her from those dark thoughts. Anything to keep her here, on this hill.

“Claire!” Randall called, the pleasure at her re-capture chilling her to the bone, “five seconds and I take the boy back, you wouldn’t want that –would you?” He cautioned, the warning painfully clear.

Eyes still fixed to the ground, Claire began her steady walk back towards captivity, her legs wobbling as she made her way down the small hill.

Sensing Jamie’s close proximity, she stuck out her pinkie finger, brushing it gently alongside his as they crossed paths, ships passing in the bleak night. Warmth spread through her frozen digits as they met, the silent apology flowing from her to him as she pulled herself together and ended the contact.

Thick fingers gripped her as Randall’s guards attached the irons around her tiny wrists, any larger and they would have slipped clean off. But, unfortunately, they just weren’t big enough, and the solid metal hit her fragile skin, tearing it as the jagged material held her prisoner.

Shutting off everything else, Claire locked herself away. She heard nothing but the soft wisps of the breeze as she was marched, unceremoniously back towards Fort WIlliam, her feet barely touching the floor.

Darkness surrounded her, the inky blackness closing in as every inch of her ached. Her back, shredded as it was, protested as a stray boot came into contact with her much abused skin.

Feeling his wretched touch against her scalp, Claire shied away as the stray locks of her sopping hair were pushed away from her damp forehead.

“I thought of you, you know,” he taunted, his voice cruel and callous, “all the while I had him here. He wouldn’t talk, stupid boy. He wouldn’t give you up…oh, but I knew he’d seen you. I could tell. I saw the spark of recognition behind his eyes as I showed him your portrait.”

Claire baulked at the image, her heart going out to Jamie Fraser. A man she’d hardly even spoken to who had been willing to suffer on her behalf.

“I offered him the same out as you. Same words. Same offer…same response,” he sighed, his words filled with pleasure at the thought of his little game.

He liked to play.

He liked to win.

But he hadn’t with Claire, and he never would. She would rather die first. Even the most brutal death was better than –that.

“But now I don’t think you get the choice anymore,” he sneered.

Claire curled herself up into a smaller ball, her legs crossed and pulled under her chin in a fruitless attempt at hiding from her fate.

“…and when I do it,” he continued, horror and wretchedness dripping from his tongue, “I shall think of him. Trussed up here, at my mercy. And then once I’m done with you, Claire, I will go back for him.”

Scrunching her nose and squeezing her eyes closed, Claire tried to hold back the relentless agony as it tore through her, the manacles at her wrists chaffing as she twisted her arms across her bleeding knees.

“Leave him alone,” she choked, letting the gloom consume her once more, “you have me, leave him be…”


Murky dusk pulled at her vision as she tried to bury herself back into sleep, quietly begging for a reprieve.

“Claire,” the voice spoke, the tone of it wavering from one sound to another as she battled to remain unconscious.

“Claire, it’s time…”

The subtle change in pitch made her ears prick.

“Sassenach? It’s time, breakfast is done, please…come and eat today.”

She still hadn’t let him touch her, only his fingers against hers, but he was getting closer.

“J-Jamie?” She stuttered, her mouth dry as she squinted one eye open, daring not to hope.

“Aye, Claire, it’s me. Jamie.”

“I’m not–”

“No,” he cut in, eager to calm her frayed nerves.

She remembered.

Sitting upright, Claire stretched out her limbs, cracking a few bones in the process.

“But your father–”

“Doesna ken, Claire,” Jamie interrupted again, his cheeks pinking as she turned, pulling the sheets up to cover her chest as she look over at him timidly.

“What did you do, Jamie?”

“Do ye trust me, Claire?” He began, hope burning behind his eyes as he asked the question.

“Is he coming for me, Jamie?” Claire returned, her heart slamming against her ribcage, its jagged rhythm making her breath come in short sharp pants as her fingers gripped the thick blanket.

“Ye understand, mo chidhe, that he couldna be allowed to live, aye? I couldna let him…” wiping his hand across his lips, Jamie stood, his teeth clenched tight at the mere thought, “I *could not* let him take ye to his bed. To *force* ye to lay wi’ him. He told me, ken? What he would do. To me –to you– and he had to be stopped. For everyone’s sake.”

Claire nodded, her bright blue eyes wide at the implication of his words.

“Will they know it was you?”

“It’s been nigh on a month now, Claire. There has been reports, as always, word travels fast in the highlands –it has too– but no, I havena been implicated. And they think ye deid too.”

“Oh goodness,” she exhaled, her hand hovering over her heart as she tried to breath normally and failed. “But your father still doesn’t know?”

Seeing her distress, Jamie fell at her feet, forgetting his dislike of his touch in an instant as he laid his palms against her covered knees and shaking his head as he did so.

“Nay.”

She didn’t even so much as flinch, for which he was grateful.

“Jamie, what will he say?”

“You leave that to me, aye? But I needed ye to ken that no matter what, ye willna be returning to that man. Ever.”

Claire raised her head, meeting him eye to eye as she took her first clean lungful of air in a while, untainted by the knowledge of Captain Randall and his merciless rampage.

“B-but…you *killed* him?”

“I set the tower alight as he lay in his bed, aye. I made sure he wasna likely to wake either –after I had ye in a safe place, of course.”

Taking his hands in hers, Claire brought his fingers to her lips and kissed them over and over. Slowly, the sorrow diminished, leaving only a great sense of awe and loyalty.

“You took a man’s life, though. For me. I’m n–”

“Nay!” he returned, raising his voice a little too high.

Claire jumped, but didn’t let go as Jamie righted himself, shaking off the rage at the dismissal of her own worth.

“Dinna ever say that again, sassenach. Do ye hear?”

Claire nodded, fresh tears falling as she slipped forwards into Jamie’s arms.

Wrapping himself around her, he let her sob openly against him, his shirt and chest soaking up the moisture as she cried.

“Ye are no’ nothing, Claire. Ye hear? Nay, mo Sorcha. You are *everything*.”

FIN.

Church Oppa (Joshua/Jisoo Smut)

Summary: The shy little boy next door - complete with a purity ring and church camp certified, not exactly a match for someone who’s spent a fortune in foundation just to cover up hickies. But Joshua caught your attention within minutes and you couldn’t help but hope that God turned a blind eye when you captured his. Smut. 

(AN: Okay I had a lot of fun writing this and it is a little bit shorter than my other ones (5400 words) but eh whatever I hope you guys like it. I focused so much on the pinky ring because when I first saw the Seventeen rings honestly I didn’t know they were band rings, no words of a lie I thought they were purity rings because I had just come from the 5sos fandom and a bunch of people were saying that Luke’s pinky ring was a purity ring and he stopped wearing it randomly after his eighteenth birthday, so… whatever please enjoy the smut and message me feedback! -Tanisha<3)

Empty house - boring. TV - boring. YouTube - boring. Tumblr - boring. Homework - boring. Sunday afternoon - boring, boring, boring. There was nothing good about Sundays and you had no clue who invented them or thought they were a good idea. But, you supposed, whatever day ultimately took their place would suck just as much.

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Owe (Credence x Reader)

Anon: reader x credence where it’s been a while since all that stuff happened and after all the reader has helped him through he wants to return the favor and he’s just super soft and sweet and caring one night and just treats her the way he thinks she deserves? like super fluffy.

A/N: I am kinda sad at the moment so this really helped, I am not particularly happy with this one but I hope you guys liked it, also vanilla chi tea is amazing especially in my FBAWTFT mug. Hope you guys enjoyed! Keep sending prompts because I absolutely love doing them.

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Credence never knew true compassion until he met you. He was so scared, so broken when you found him. You were Newts assistant, young, beautiful, thirsty for knowledge and wanted to make an impact in the wizarding world. Whether that would be doing little things or fighting a war if it meant you helped the world become a better place, you would do it. 

You were sent out by Newt to go and find Credence. “Y/N I have a very important job for you” Newt said to you, more serious than he normally was “What’s wrong Newt?? What do you need?” You asked slightly worried he was going to ask you to retrieve his pocket watch from the nifflers nest again, Just the thought of that ran a shiver down your spine. “You know Credence?” He asked curiously “Well yes I do, But wasn’t he killed?” You ask now very confused at what Newt was trying to get at.

“I saw something in the subway and I believe that he survived or the obscurus did, I want to find him or it and bring it back here. If we find Credence we are taking him in and teaching him how to control his magic if we find the obscurus we are going to capture it and study it” Newt said pacing in front of her, Hands on his chin thinking thoughtfully “Well what are we waiting for?? Let’s go” You say and start climbing out of the suitcase into New York city to find the broken boy.

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anonymous asked:

I think the reason people see Zuko's betrayal as "vital" for his redemption arc is bc not many fans realize that his fever was more than an ordinary fever. If you've ever watched Nostalgia Critic's reactions to Avatar, he and his brother talk about the betrayal and Zuko's behavior before that. Doug thought that Zuko seemed genuinely happy, but Rob got the impression that Zuko was trying to tell himself that he was happy, but deep down he wasn't. He also thought that Zuko only accepts life at

the tea shop bc he has no other option at that point, but when Azula tempts him w/ the offer of coming home, getting his honor, etc, Zuko relapses bc his obsession w/ capturing Aang is an addiction. To be fair, that’s how I saw it too when I first watched Avatar, and bc the fever is never addressed again in the series, a viewer would have no idea that it was actually a spiritual awakening and Zuko let go of his attachments. Even blind wave crew thought his behavior was disingenuous. 

But your metas have given me so much to think about, and you’re the first person who has actually helped me make sense of Zuko’s fever and its significance. I think if more people knew that the fever was actually a spiritual awakening, they would realize that your theory of how the show would have played without the betrayal makes sense. So thanks :)

Thanks for saying that. I’m glad that I’ve been able to provide some explanation and offer some food for thought. :)

I have to admit that I always was bewildered by the argument that Zuko’s betrayal was “vital” for his development. To me it was always obvious that he underwent a profound emotional and psychological change. So when people say his betrayal was necessary, it always seems like they completely ignore his fever and his happiness at the tea shop. Like it was just a random fluke or something and not a real indication that he had changed. Or they would dismiss it, and call it disingenuous, like you have mentioned. Nobody would ever really offer a good explanation for it from a narrative standpoint when they defend Zuko’s betrayal. Like why a fever of all things? It seems so random if you don’t know what was going on. Since I have read so much about kundalini awakenings, I honestly was surprised by many people’s interpretations of Zuko’s character development during the end of Book 2 and how easily they justify his decision to turn on his uncle and go back to his father.

I was also surprised so many people did not see it as a spiritual awakening, to be honest. The show never outright states it, but there were a lot of clues to imply this. I guess this is attributable to his characterization in Book 3, which really does a poor job showing someone who has had an awakening. Because of these contradictions, it makes sense that a lot of people would not see it that way. His behavior is so different afterwards and like you said, the fever is never mentioned again. I am sure Bryke wanted to drop this concept because it is incompatible with Zuko “going bad”. But the nightmares, the hallucinations, the fever; all of that is so drastic and an obvious indication that he was experiencing something extraordinary within himself. Iroh said it was not a natural sickness, and that he was going through a metamorphosis and then afterwards he is very happy, like a brand new person. This is after releasing the Avatar’s bison. I cannot understand how anyone thought that was disingenuous or that he was still obsessed with his honor. There was nothing to indicate that to me. It was SO genuine, which is why I thought him turning on his uncle immediately afterwards so implausible.

And Zuko experiencing a spiritual awakening was not just my interpretation, either. That is official canon. This is the episode description for The Earth King from the official Nickelodeon website:

The kids battle Long Feng the Dai Li when they attempt to show the Earth King the vast conspiracy taking place in his city. Zuko becomes seriously ill and has feverish dreams as he faces a spiritual crisis.

What he experienced was a spontaneous kundalini awakening. It was unquestionably the authorial intent to portray this phenomenon. A kundalini awakening is not something a lot of people have heard of, since it is really only discussed much in esoteric literature. But the show was trying to give visual cues, and depict this in a manner that the average viewer would be able to pick up on. So it makes sense that after Bryke write him going dark immediately afterward, there would be confusion about what was going on with him. I cannot understand why anyone in their right mind would write a character experiencing a full-blown kundalini awakening, and then want to write them going bad immediately after. That is ludicrous. The fact that Aaron Ehasz wrote an episode called The Awakening, and also had Zuko mention how much he has changed before Mai dismisses him, proves to me that he had a much MUCH different vision for Zuko’s character in Book 3 than Bryke did. Zuko acts SO much differently in The Awakening compared to episodes like The Headband or The Beach. There was undoubtedly a change of plans for his character arc very early on in Book 3.

I will use the descriptions from this website:

What is a Kundalini Awakening?

A full Kundalini Awakening is a specific energetic experience that means all of the knots and issues of the psyche have been resolved. It’s extraordinarily rare. Most people who experience some type of energetic experience are not experiencing a full awakening, but the beginnings of the movement of Kundalini in the body.

People can have an energy shift that awakens level of perceptions that activate the chakras for awhile. They can move into some strange modes of behaviour. The real full-on Kundalini Awakening experience is a surge of energy coming from mulhadara up the back of the spine, over the top of the head and culminating in the forehead. The whole system has awakened.

Regardless, Kundalini Awakening – whether a full experience or the beginnings of movement – is the awakening of Kundalini energy, which resides at the base of the spine. The energy begins to move up the spine in some way, shape or form.

This awakening of energy has nothing to do with a person’s culture, religion, or country of origin. While the experience is generally described in yogic texts, it’s also known of and referred to in other spiritual traditions. It is the natural evolution of the human being, awakening to higher levels of consciousness.

What are the benefits of a Kundalini Awakening?

When Kundalini awakens, a person may experience deeper empathy with others, and this empathy can almost become telepathic. There is greater sensitivity, higher energy levels, sometimes psychic abilities or deep knowing, ageing can appear to slow down, creativity and charisma can increase, as can internal peace and knowing. There is a sense of being part of All that Is. The greater mysteries of life are no longer mysteries.

anonymous asked:

Hi Camille! I need a little help. How do you make Sims pictures for icons? I put all the game in high graphics, but even in CAS, the images get pixelated. Can you help me with that?

Hi! After I got your message, I jumped in my game to take pictures of my settings for you. Here is what I have:

Graphics

Screen Capture

I thought that it might have been related to the memory/capture settings, but I saw the capture size and quality are under the video capture header. Maybe you can try playing with the capture size and quality, though, and seeing if it does anything?

I also tried taking a look around Google for articles about taking good quality pictures and I did see a suggestion of making sure your resolution is set correctly. The higher the resolution, the better the quality of the image. I also saw a suggestion to make sure that post processing effects is checked (under graphics settings), but I don’t think that would affect your picture quality as much as the game graphics quality in general.

Besides that, I’m not really sure–I’m sorry! Maybe someone else can comment with suggestions!