incredible locations


It was a huge honor to photograph Foster Huntington & his Cinder Cone Home for this weekends Sunday New York Times (Story Here). Foster left the hustle of NYC to live in my own home of the Pacific Northwest. His treehouse was an incredible location and I only wish I could have spent even more time there just hanging out, skating, or enjoying the wood fired hot tubs. Super huge thanks to Eve Lyons for the dream assignment and to Lauren Colton for assisting.

Well that was the single most thrilling experience of my whole life…

In all seriousness POTC 5 was amazing. Our Captain Jack is still his drunk and lovable self and also what a badass. Fucking loved Henry and Carina. Barbossa got me so emotional. Salazar was so creepy and chilling. The graphics were amazing. The locations were incredible. Just an absolutely heartwarming film and completely well done and an amazing finale if it is indeed Johnny’s last 💞

Setting that intimate night in Karachi aside, and leaving any sentiment unaddressed, Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler (as they were formerly known) began their collaboration during The Fall.

Their encounter with the first strand of Moriarty’s network, however, did not go quite as smoothly as planned. Shortly after they arrived in Montenegro as Mr and Mrs Wolfe, a gunfire-loaded incident had them both injured.

It also cost the late consulting detective his memory – he awoke in confusion, without the faintest knowledge of who he was.

Fortunately for him, his location was incredibly easy to deduce, as was his relationship with the only other occupant of the house.

No need to inform her of the slightly inconvenient detail just yet. He was confident everything could continue on as usual, without his wife suspecting a thing about his (hopefully temporary) condition. It was their honeymoon after all.

One of the first things he learnt about himself was that he hated being bored, hated being immobilised in bed by a leg wound.

He almost wished it was more of a challenge, who this woman was to him. But no, it was so painfully obvious even without their shiny wedding rings (only 3-4 weeks old, he estimated) immediately giving everything away, further corroborated by the state of this place (clearly not in their home country; they moved into the house a mere couple of weeks ago and were not planning to stay for much longer) indicating that they were on a holiday trip abroad.

He could’ve arrived at the same conclusion with significantly less information. From how she’d looked at him the moment he opened his eyes, for example. (It was as if he were the first rays of sunshine, heralding arrival of the precious British summer, after 11 long months of grey skies and rain.) She had since withdrawn any initial concern from her expression, maintaining a cool and collected demeanour instead. A smirk or witty remark here and there, not a single word of caring, though what was unspoken in the way she tended to his wounds was more unequivocal than any words would’ve had power to convey.

It was just as well that they weren’t a very outwardly affectionate couple. Eased his reacclimatisation to the relationship. He didn’t particularly feel an affinity for the saccharine, and if he was honest, he was even rather surprised that they were apparently the marrying type.

Whomever it was that he used to be, however, he did approve of this man’s choice of spouse. He..liked her, from what little he observed about her since he’d regained awareness of his surroundings (approx. an hour ago). The nature of their relationship might have been the simplest of deductions, but the woman herself was most decidedly not. She was highly complex and incredibly fascinating. Intelligent, competent, self-assured, gorgeous.. (Wait, where did that last one come from? That wasn’t a deduction! Beauty was just a social construct.) Although he was certain that the intense (and very distracting) attraction he was experiencing had a more profound basis.

He couldn’t pinpoint what exactly it was about her that conferred this singular sense of connection, familiarity layered with mystery. Merely that it was there as a result of something, something he frustratingly had no tangible recollection of – his current data was far from sufficient in providing him with any glimpse into their history.

She was standing to leave his bedside, and he instinctively reached out and caught her wrist. To gesture to her that she, too, needed to rest – it was likely already late in the evening when he awoke. He had to have been unconscious for days, judging from her lack of sleep (obvious, despite her efforts to conceal her mental and physical exhaustion).

Her reaction was one he hadn’t expected. Her eyes widened, and her breath hitched, as he was pulling her onto the bed. Shocked? But they were husband and wife, presumably sharing the same bed, it was only logical that she–

Oh. Oh. It hadn’t occurred to him that the specific physical contact he initiated could be interpreted as prelude to intimacy and..intercourse. A sudden adrenaline spike sent his own heart pounding frantically as he felt the mattress dip beside him when she did begin to lie down, her proximity increasingly alarming, and he turned on his side to face away from her, to escape her deep blue gaze (it wasn’t to hide his blush, and it wasn’t panic, he shouldn’t panic, that would be absurd).

“Sherlock, what–” And he stumbled over his interrupting response, “Not that. Not today. I don’t think I’m feeling up to it.”

The silence that stretched between them, taut as a violin string, told him that she was studying his demeanour, undoubtedly finding it unusual (right, so sex wasn’t something he’d normally deny her of; still, he was in recovery from what must’ve been a traumatic event, a reasonable excuse). Whatever comment she was most likely biting back (he couldn’t risk turning around to confirm this hypothesis), she didn’t say it.

Instead, he sensed her movement as she finally reached for the light switch after a long moment, and within an instant darkness was upon them. For which he was extremely thankful, because he then felt soft lips pressed to his cheek, immediately causing it to heat up.

“Good night, Mr Holmes.” Her warm body was inches away, her breathing a pleasant sound in the quiet of the night.

He tried to ignore the involuntary neuronal activity protesting for a change of mind regarding his earlier decision, his statement to her that he wasn’t keen to perform (you liarrrr), and forced his thoughts to focus on the newly acquired knowledge of his full name.

Sherlock Holmes awoke in the late-morning light, with an arm comfortably wrapped around his wife. Time to piece together the remainder of this puzzle that was his life. He hoped it wasn’t a dull one.

A natural wonderland created by stone and erosion, Arches National Park offers unforgettable experiences. When visiting the park this summer, photographer Derek Cronk looked up and saw a shimmering rainbow framed in the massive window of Delicate Arch. “I felt lucky to be in such an incredible location as it was, but it took my breath away to be presented with such an amazing opportunity.” Lucky and good is a great combination. Photo courtesy of Derek Cronk.

So here is what my weekly schedule tends to look like.

WEEKENDS: Work on the fangame with the team.
TUESDAY: Work on latest huge fic.
THURSDAY: Work on the novel.
MON/WED/FRI/SAT: Actually go to work and earn currency.

I also carve out time to play video games, spend time with family, and have day-long feeling jams and hangouts with Summer. I have a weirdly packed schedule.

I have several very big projects going on right now. Two of them are going to be available totally free to y'all, and one will be a reasonably priced romance novel.

The reason I point all this out is that I am a content-creating machine, and if you like that shit and are actually able/willing, I gots a Patreon. It is used to pad out my car payments and to fuel my Starbucks habit. (The last three chapters of TWYCC were written entirely in my local storbocks which is an incredible location and I love it, I’ve got a regular seat and everything.)

So yeah. If you like, that’s a way to help out and keep me producing the Good Shit.

Now, I am gonna write at least two scenes of the next TWYCC chapter and then dig into Ren’py.

ETA: Oh and I have a kofi button on my sidebar! Which, yeah, I shamelessly funnel onto my starbucks card immediately.

anonymous asked:

I know you don't Like Cars 2, but is there anything you like from it?

Yeah! There’s actually quite a few things that I like!

I love Sally and Lightning’s date, and how happy he is about finally being alone with her. I thought the scene with Mater and Lightning hanging out was cute. The phonecall scene between McQueen and Francesco was GOLD and I love that they were roasting each other on live television. I love the montage scene and the song You Might Think. I LOVE the scenery (the way the actual characters look is kinda weird but the locations?? Incredible.) I love all the races we get to see. I love when Luigi goes to Italy and he’s just so damn excited to see his family again.
I love that the entire town drops everything to go to England to help McQueen (and Mater) and I LOVE when they join in on the fight to protect Lightning. I also love the “Yes! You ARE the bomb! And you’ll always BE the bomb!” line. And I love the ending when they’re back in Radiator Springs and Lightning says “That’s why I love you, Sally”. Also “Ka-Ciao Francesco”

I also love the new characters! Especially the racers, but even Finn and Holley were cool. I just felt like those two could have been more interesting but ultimately they were not. Like, my friend’s headcanons for Finn are more interesting than actual Canon Finn tbh??

@a113cowgirl said this the other day and I agree, as a stand-alone film Cars 2 is fine. But when you connect it to Cars and now Cars 3 it… doesn’t feel Right. Tbh I think Cars 2′s plot would have worked better as one of those comics or a video game, ya know?

Oh also the soundtrack is full of nothing but bangers?? Like?? I could jam to those tracks all day tbh??

anonymous asked:

H and y/n go out to a club and he sees some random guy cornering you he goes out to defend you, you're thankful but super turned on about seeing him being so manly and protective. You drag him into the bathroom and have hot ROUGH messy sex.

Rating: R
Warnings: I’m back with some smut
Category: Smut, Jealous/protective Harry smut.
Word Count: 2,888 (requests aren’t normally this long, sorry!)
Request:  I’M BACKKK!!!

Note: I’m in the biggest fluff mood, and I really wanted to get in the smut mood so. Let’s do this. It’s crappy, i’m sorry. But i wanted to get back to filling requests so here’s one that caught my eye from the list.

16. Mine? Yours.

History. You and Harry had history. It was the not so typical “could have dated, but didn’t, even though you wanted to” story. In other words Harry was there for you when you needed an extra hand to scratch that itch you called sexual frustration, and you were there for him. Friends, that should have dated, but instead hopped the whole relationship thing and went straight into the pleasure. Although by now it was something normal and being completely honest, you looked like a couple all the time, your small fights and cute conversations. It was a relationship without the labels, and sometimes you didn’t know if that’s what you wanted.

You had talked about that with Harry. How there was nothing actually going on between you two and that maybe, the “help” you gave each other should stop. You should both allow yourselves to find something, someone else, that could last. That felt real. You and Harry had been friends for a long time and though this meant that he had to stop himself from calling you about his boner in the middle of the night, he understood. It was just turning a bit suffocating. There was something missing, and you weren’t his, and he wasn’t yours, and there was nothing to do about it. It was just sexual attachment. You were both drowning in that weird no relationship thing, and you were only getting older. And he, too, thought it was maybe time to really search for something.

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anonymous asked:

general aqours first years headcanons please


- Eats far too many sweets. She tries desperately to hide her stash from her sister, who actually cares for Ruby’s teeth, but somehow she always seems to find them. 

- Has loads of stim toys. She’s especially fond of water snakes with fish in them and worry stones, however, she’s very forgetful and easily loses them.

- Loves gemstones. Wherever she goes, she always ends up buying some sort of precious gem to keep. Yoshiko teaches her about the healing and magical properties of each one.

- She has a tiny book that she won’t let anybody read. Nobody knows what’s in it, but it’s actually filled with poems. She’s incredibly good at writing, but she never lets anybody, not even Dia or Hanamaru read anything she creates.

- A bit of an overdresser. She’s the sort of girl who would show up in a sequinned gown to a casual dinner, and not realise it was more of a ‘jeans and a nice t-shirt’ thing.


- Despite her coming off as a sweet, innocent girl, her taste in literature is surprisingly dark. She’s a big fan of George Orwell, specifically ‘1984′ which she first read aged 12 (she has an incredible reading age) and could read over and over.

- She’s brilliant at finding peaceful, undisturbed spots to curl up and read. I’m talking gorgeous lakes hidden away in forests, branches located incredibly far up trees that are grown just perfectly enough that you can sit comfortably and read for hours.

- She almost collapsed the first time her friends showed her the beauty of Skype. Seriously, the moment she saw Chika’s face, she was so sure she had been transported into some future cyborg film she couldn’t close her mouth.

- As well as being incredible at reading and writing, she’s very good at maths. She can calculate equations in her head and has to help even the third years with algebra.

- She’s always wanted to take horse-riding lessons, but sadly the only stable is about an hour away from where she lives. She hopes to live close to a stable one day and learn to ride, and have her own horse named Julia (after the ‘1984′ character)


- She’s very magical. Sure, being a fallen angel doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with witchcraft, but she loves it anyway.

- She casts spells on all of Aqours. She casts good luck spells, love spells and good mood spells because she loves her friends and will do anything to see them happy.

- Loves to look up edgy gothic outfits on Tumblr, but never gets round to buying the clothes. She’d totally pull off any goth outfit you see.

- She discovered what Harry Potter was aged 7, and has been obsessed ever since. She’s a proud Slytherin, has loads of merch, and has watched the films and read the books so much she can pretty much recite them word for word.

- She totally sends anon hate messages to herself on Tumblr but forgets to turn off anon, so ends up looking like an idiot sending ‘kys ur blog sucks!11!!!1!’ to herself.

(A ficlet inspired my trip to Seattle to meet furysbadeye.)

Dean had never been to Seattle. To be honest, he’d never been one for flying, and since Kansas was a pretty damn good distance from Seattle, he just never made it up there. But his best friend wanted to go and Dean would be damned if he could say no to Cas, because try as he might to fight it, he had recently come to the conclusion that he was head over heels in love with him.

The two had been best friends since elementary school, and Dean wasn’t sure if it had morphed into love over time, or if he had loved Castiel from the moment he offered him a cookie in the third grade. All he knew was that when Cas was around, life was good, and he wasn’t going to mess that up by telling him anything dangerous. Especially a word like love, which floated off his tongue with ease when he talked about food or movies, but remained rooted firmly when he wanted to talk to Cas.

And there had been plenty of chances to confess. Sometimes he caught Cas watching him at just the right time, when the light was perfect or the air felt charged. Then he’d feel it bubble up to the tip of his tongue, desperate to tell him, and he’s swallow it down. Because as bad as it felt to love Cas unbeknownst to him, Dean didn’t think he could stand it to love him openly and be rejected.

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Top 5: Carrie Walasavage

  1. Second Beach Sunset: This photo was from an amazing trip to Olympic National Park in Washington. After a long day of hiking, we camped out on the beach and were able to watch the most amazing sunset as the sky lit in up in vibrant shades of pink and purple.
  2. The Wave: On a road trip through the American Southwest a few years ago, my friends and I were incredibly lucky to win one of the coveted 20 daily permits to The Wave in Arizona. There are no marked trails to get here, only a series of photos and descriptions. When you arrive at The Wave, there are no crowds or lines, just the peaceful and lonesome beauty of the desert.
  3. Golden Hour at Moraine Lake: I have been to some incredible locations, but in my opinion no place has been more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies. Moraine Lake, with its brilliant turquoise water and majestic mountains, is a photographer’s dreams.
  4. Fog Lifting Over Bondhusvatnet: My husband and I trudged through pouring rain and whipping wind to get to this lake. We almost didn’t go, but I am glad we did because when we reached the lake the sun came out and greeted us with one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever witnessed.
  5. Norway Honeymoon: Rather than spend our honeymoon on a tropical island or at a resort, my husband and I chose to spend three weeks camping, hiking, and adventuring through Norway. We both have a passion for adventure and photographing beautiful nature, so this was a perfect place to begin our life as a married couple.

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Some absolutely incredible shots of filming locations, nature at it’s finest


BK: The crown jewel atop the Little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall is a miniature version of the Earth Kingdom’s Royal Palace. It looks pretty nice from the outside but houses a tacky family buffet restaurant on the inside. William was a great artist from day one on Korra, but by the time we got to Book Four he was on fire! His designs of this oddly shaped, incredibly complex location are clear as a bell and easy on the eye.

MD: Sometimes the ideas that seem ridiculous at first end up being just the things you need for the story. The little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall was one of those ideas. At first I thought it was too over the top, but when combined with Prince Wu’s desire for importance and relevance, this microcosm of his kingdom perfectly supported his character arc. The Republic City Four Elements is the city’s poshest hotel and the first choice for discerning travelers and world leaders who appreciate the finest in luxury and service. Prince Wu loves it so much, he’s taken up permanent residence. Designs by William Nanqing Niu, Christine Bian, and Angela Sung. Paintings by Lauren Zurcher, Lane Garrison, and Emily Tetri. [x]

My SU Theory

Hear me out… What if pink diamond was the cause of the rebellion. Yea I know what you’re thinking. Duh’…obviously, right. But what if she was the cause but not in the way we think. I was listening to “It’s Over, Isn’t it” and for some reason the line “Bold. Precise. Experimental.” caught my attention. I started thinking that most of the gems from Earth are a little different than what we’ve seen from Homeworld Gems

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Let’s start with Amethyst. She’s small right. Its been stated many times that she stayed in the ground for too long and that was the reason she came out tiny. But what if that was on purpose. What if Pink Diamond was experimenting with gems. Trying to create a compact and powerful warrior that was as strong as a normal quartz soldier. Quartzes that were more flexible in the way they fought. Amethyst likes to shapeshift depending on the situation.

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Whether it’s during a fight or normal everyday stuff, she freely uses her shapeshifting abilities. I have yet to see another quartz fight like she does. Rose and Jasper have always fought in their original form. Moving on.

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Let’s start on Jasper. The Perfect Quartz. Flawless from the time she came out of the ground. Peridot commented on how flawed the beta kindergarten was. How holes were all over the place and how bad the the conditions were there. What if the experiment here was to create the optimal gem in less than desirable locations. 

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An incredibly useful thing to know in emergency situations. So PD tried different things to see what would create a perfect gem. And thus we get Jasper. 

Now I’m going to say that they didn’t figure this out until right before Rose’s Rebellion and I’ll explain why later. Next up…Pearl! Yea yea I know she’s from Homeworld. But what if she was PD’s first experiment. She is clearly different from the other Pearls we’ve seen so far in regards to gem placement and personality. I mean look at her from the earliest memory we have of her.

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The Terrifying Renegade Pearl. While we haven’t seen too many other Pearls to compare with, but judging from Peridot’s reaction we can infer that our Pearl is a little different from other Pearls. 

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She can engineer a space ship from scrap parts, create light projections, and fight, whereas, the other Pearls we’ve seen seem more…secretarial. I assume it took her awhile to learn these things, but for some reason I’d like to think that our Pearl took to it a little too well. Almost like that’s what she was made to do.

So what is this all leading to? Where am I going with this? This may sound crazy but I’m going for it.

What if Pink Diamond was planning a rebellion against the other Diamonds.

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I think Pink Diamond was building a private army for herself, but she knew that she would have to use unconventional means to win in her rebellion. So she experimented on the fertile planet Earth with it’s different conditions and fertile resources. It was a perfect place to carry out different experiments. Imagine, an army of shapeshifting quartzes that are able to fool at least the simpler gems.

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Imagine the chaos they could wreak throughout the Diamonds armies. Then imagine being able to create perfect warriors and leaders from anywhere.

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Perfect Jaspers in any environmental condition… A truly terrifying thing considering our Jasper was able to hold her own for awhile against the Crystal Gems with little to no help from Homeworld. Now what about a bodyguard force of Pearls. Nothing would be able to get past them. A skilled pilot, a tactician, an agile warrior, all rolled into one. Pearl has clearly shown herself capable of handling a foe that was  considered superior

Originally posted by giffing-su

Why would PD be willing to rebel from the Diamond Authority. Perhaps PD’s biggest experiment, her true goal was the study of Fusion. That wonderful powerful thing. Not the other Diamonds version where it’s the same gems only or just the mashing of two gems together, but true Fusion, the kind of Fusion where they “trust someone with the light” of their being. Clearly the other Diamonds would not approve of such a thing considering how much more powerful a gem could become by truly fusing. Say possibly stronger than a diamond?

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Now what would stop her from carrying out her plan when she was on the brink of starting a rebellion? The answer is Rose. I’d like to think Rose Quartz was a confidant of Pink Diamond, but somehow the other Diamonds were able to force her into a position where she would have to shatter Pink Diamond. Maybe they threatened to do whatever it was that corrupted all the Gems on Earth If she didn’t. And although Rose did do it, it was definitely against her wishes. Feeling regret I’m sure Rose would take up the mantle of Leader of the Rebellion and carry on with her friends work. Look at how she looked at Garnet the first time she saw her.

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Surprise and fascination and delight later on when they weren’t under attack. 


Pink Diamond was planning to build an army to fight the other diamonds because they didn’t approve of her experiments and so the other diamonds forced Rose to turn on her Diamond which ultimately started the rebellion anyways, except under Rose’s name. Totally crazy, right? Eh that’s okay though, because we can imagine what we want.


The water is only waist high

My Lee Pace feast continues ;) Today I give you the Red Bandit from “The Fall”. I strongly recommend this movie, it will tear you apart. Plus it’s very beautifully done, colours and locations are incredibly inspiring.

Also it has been pointed out to me on numerous occasions that I’m going bonkers with the amount of brushes I use, so with this piece I used like two or something.


Tomorrow, celebrated ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck will stage the world premiere of an original piece he choreographed, In the Countenance of Kings, at the San Francisco Ballet featuring music by Sufjan Stevens. To mark the moment, he asked Ezra Hurwitz, a former classmate at The School of American Ballet and a filmmaker, to create a cinematic trailer for the performance.

Shot over one day in an abandoned Oakland, California train station, Ezra was able to effortlessly capture the youthful and powerful spirit of Justin’s work, and used the logistics of the location for inspiration. The original marble floor meant the dancers had to wear sneakers, instead of the pointe shoes they’ll don in the actual performance, in order to prevent injury and protect their valuable soles. The lack of electricity in the building meant everyone had to hustle in order to capture the natural light. “We were chasing the sun,” Ezra tells Teen Vogue. Still, he calls the location, “incredible” and adds that finding it on Google was a “happy accident.”

The company performers also learned the 40-minute piece last summer, and the video was shot in January, so it was “ready, set, go,” explains Ezra, for the busy dancers who had to balance their regular training schedules with filming. And while the trailer has a clear narrative with a bookend, he says this was purely due to his imagination — “Justin really let me interpret the work in my own way.”

Ezra’s past life as a dancer also allowed him to capture the minute details of ballet that laymen might miss, and create something “that appeals to people who aren’t necessarily familiar with the art form,” he says. The video, Ezra says, is an example of how ballet is responding to the digital age and hoping to attract more fans through different mediums.

The result is a reverberating performance by the lead, Dores André, and the accompanying cast, which is sure to leave many lining up for this production and whatever Justin has in store next. — words by Sade Strehlke.

To learn more about the show, click here.