jeeps rule

You Should Know Better Pt. 9

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Summary: Look above?? I suck at these. 
POV: Joe
Characters: Joe Merriweather, Natalie
Word Count: 3500ish
Author’s Note: FYLDNFF coming at cha with not one but TWO gifs. I’ll probably do two gifs from now on.
Quote: “Like I said, I’m three steps ahead of you in thirty different directions, Naïve little Natalie.”



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"The rules of jeeping" (copied from another site)

1. Never take your wife wheeling AND forget the toilet paper.
2. Always blame your spotter.
3. A taller lift and larger tires will temporarily lower the driver’s IQ.
4. Never own more than one Jeep at a time.
5. All mud, no matter where it is in the world, smells like ass.
6. And the worse the mud smells, the greater the likelihood of you having to climb out and pull cable.
7. When someone says that you are standing in their line……..move!
8. Conversely, when I tell you my rig is going to be where you are standing in just a second… is.
9. “Just bump it a little” is not a phrase understood by most people. Get the hell out of the way.
10. Repeat after me…..”Honey, if I can just get this one last part, the Jeep will be done”.
11. The Jeep is never “done”. Anyone who says that theirs is, is lying.
12. Never lock a D30.
13. Never lock a D35. And btw, there’s no such thing as a Super 35.
14. Set up your winch remote BEFORE you need it…..Dumbass!
15. Tevas are not suitable footwear for wheeling.
16. Don’t forget the bug spray.
17. Oops is not a word you want to hear from your mechanic, your Doctor or particularly, your spotter.
18. Yes, your rig is going to get scratched. If you have an aversion to this, stay home. Better yet, buy a Honda.
19. One man’s definition of a stocker run is not necessarily another’s. Take a look at the person’s rig for clarification.
20. Extreme depends on your point of view.
21. Stay far, far away from the “hold my beer and watch this” crowd.
22. Never wheel alone. And never forget your winch remote in the barn……..ever.
23. Never, ever spot for your wife or girlfriend.
24. Whatever tool you need, just stop looking now…’s at home in the garage.
25. No, I will not run the winch for you. I will stand behind a tree out of the line of fire.
26. If you enjoy standing in the rain, up to your knees in mud, getting eaten by mosquitoes the size of small birds, all the while tearing up hundred dollar bills, you’re going to love wheeling.
27. Have proper recovery points, because if it means me not missing dinner, I will rip the front axle right out from under your rig.
28. When someone is decent enough to tell you that you can’t make a particular obstacle (see #33), do yourself a favor and listen to them.
29. Windows and top up and AC on does not make you a pussy. It makes you smarter than they are.
30. The primary uses of the CB radio are to heckle your friends and to decide where you’re going to eat and drink after the run.
31. Turn the damned CB off when you go into the restaurant however so that I don’t have to jump your rig.
32. Anyone with a programmable horn should never be allowed to wheel with you.
33. Just remember when your “friends” are “encouraging” you, they all have their cameras out.
34. If you don’t think it’s a good idea, it probably isn’t.
35. Never wheel with Subarus.
36. Momentum can be your friend but speed almost never is.
37. Avoid people who think that money can buy talent.
38. If someone says, “just bounce it off the rev limiter”, bounce something off their head.
39. Never discuss politics, religion or tires in polite company.
40. If the person in front of you does something stupid, you are under no obligation to make the same mistake.
41. Money and enthusiasm does not a wheeler make. Stay far away from the highly enthused noob.
42. Gas up BEFORE you arrive at the trailhead because next time we’re leaving your dumb ass.
43. Never be enticed by the phrase, “that line has never been successfully done before”.
44. Always check actual retail price of Jeep parts BEFORE you buy something on CL that looks like a good deal.
45. Never buy gears or tires used.
46. Be very selective about who you will let spot for you, VERY selective.
47. Washing transfer case parts in the dishwasher is very effective. Just don’t get caught.
48. Discretion is always the better part of valor.
49. Never make a bet that will cause you to have to wear a dress on the next run if you lose.
50. When your wife tells you not to do something……don’t.
51. Never make banjo sounds where the indigenous population can hear you.
52. Always use the valet cart to move your doors into your room at a five star resort.
53. A guy wearing a “Trail Guide” shirt is, in all likelihood, no smarter than you are. Witness the fact that I own several
54. Get in, sit down, hold on and shut up.
55. Addendum to above. When I panic then you can.
56. Glazed donuts make great hamburger buns.
57. Gas prices rise along with the size of your rig.
58. Breakdowns are exponentially more expensive the bigger your rig gets.
59. With very few exceptions, leave spares home. You’re not going to have what you need anyway.
60. Exceptions include belts, hoses and u-joints.
61. Speed costs money. How slow do you want to go?
62. When wheeling with a large group, always try to be near the front of the pack. Trust me.
63. When someone says, “trust me”, run and hide.
64. 35s will not fit on your Libby. I don’t care what the tire store told you.
65. Don’t take your doors off on a muddy day.
66. “Trail Rated” does not mean what you think it does.
67. It doesn’t mean what Jeep thinks it does either.
68. One spotter at a time. The rest of y’all can STFU!
69. Self explanatory.
70. Life is too short to drink cheap beer or to wheel with assholes.
71. After three unsuccessful tries, pull cable.
72. Any more than that and the rest of us will encourage you to do something really stupid.
73. Wheel while you can because the vocal minority wants the keys to your rig.
74. No one will get a picture of you conquering the unconquerable, but screw up just this much and everybody gets it on film.
75. The camera never does justice to the terrain.
76. Ignore the moron with the junkyard refugee who says that you never wheel.
77. Just buy the ProRock 44 and be done with it……life is too short for major projects.
78. A TJ frame in the Northeast is rusted. I don’t care how good it looks.
79. The next new Jeep will be a disappointment to enthusiasts also…..get used to it.
80. Never attend a wheeling event with the intention of just watching. It never works out.
81. Air down.
82. Put it in 4WD before you think you need to. Don’t be “that” guy.

anonymous asked:

hello, I love reading your meta :) but there is a fact I want to poin out. you say that stiles being able to hold down werewolves is a sign of his somethingness, but derek being human also managed to restrain liam (without any support, while stiles had it), despite the fact that werewolves should be a lot stronger that humans (even if derek is supposed to be strong and liam is just a teenager). so stiles' unnatural strenght can be a sign, it also can be writers not paying attention to details :(

Of course it can be, and this is by no means the first time someone has pointed this out to me. I would be willing to dismiss it completely if it was just that one time, but it’s a clear pattern by now, making me thing there’s something to it. 

I would also like to point out these instances:

This is a funny moment, and because of that we don’t stop to really think about what just happened. The voltron!alpha is probably thickheaded and super-strong, so let’s just for a moment assume it’s like hitting a wall. Get a baseball bat and hit the wall - what happens? Does it splinter into tiny bits of wood like above? No - it hurts like a fuck is what it does. 

I’ve searched the web and watched grown men smash tv, laptops, cars and other hard surfaces to pieces using a wooden bat. never have i seen it turned to saw dust like this. Is it just because voltron alpha is so hard? I’m no physics major or anything, but i would assume it takes quite a bit of force and momentum to hit something hard enough to achieve this outcome. If anyone with knowledge will either confirm or shut this down i’d be grateful :)

Keeping Derek afloat in water while he was totally paralyzed for two hours. They were both wearing clothes and shoes that will serve to try and pull you down and certainly doesn’t promote buoyancy. And Derek is an alpha with a lot of bulk, so he’s probably heavy. Not saying you have to be super-human, but it’s still an impressive effort for a 147 pound 16 year old. 

Stopping werecoyote Malia about to smash the computer to bits by grabbing onto her hand. He stops her almost effortlessly. The camera also zooms in, to emphasize what he just did. 

Then there’s the scene you refer to, with him and Derek holding down an out of control werewolf. In this scenario the dialogue is adding to the scene drawing attention to it - and we’re left wondering  if it was in relation to Derek losing his powers or Stiles being stronger than expected. Perhaps it’s both. At this point Derek still has some juice left, so he’s not completely human.

Then there’s Derek ordering Stiles to hold down Scott when he’s about to experience the worst pain ever with the tattoo thing. Derek holds a steadying hand on Scott’s leg, but Stiles is left with the task of keeping Scott in the chair. There’s also the strange finger thing that i’m not really sure means anything. But Derek glances at Stiles after, as if making sure he’s ready.

Then there’s Stiles holding effortlessly on to the lacrosse stick with one hand while Coach is tugging on it with all his strength. 

Here he helps Scott hold down an almost feral Liam in the showers. They each grab onto a shoulder and keep him in place. There is no visible difference between Scott and Stiles’ ability to keep hold him down here. 

In additon there’s also the fact that he never seems to get hurt (at least not when supernatural elements are involved. The only time we see blood is when Gerard hits him and he crashes the jeep). 


Not ruling it out as convenience of plot, but Stiles showing signs of more than human strength is a pretty consistent pattern making me think there’s more to it. 

anonymous asked:

he probably went to scott's house and hotwired the jeep. or scott drove malia to meet deucalion and stiles found the jeep there and hopped in. iirc he sometimes started it with a screwdriver so he really doesn't need keys. it's also possible he had a second key for the jeep. you can't rule anything out with him

we also can’t rule anything out because we can be sure we will be offered zero explanation. so anything is canon!