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Cat Grant Appreciation Week // Day 1: Favorite Scene

That was mean and horrible… What I did to you, Ms. Grant.
Oh, please. I’ve base jumped Mount Kilimanjaro. Do you really think you scared me? Well, okay, yes, you did scare me.
I know I scared the whole city. And now I’m so afraid that I’m never gonna win them back.

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Giant groundsel - Dendrosenecio kilimanjari

The giant groundsels are an interesting plant genus, only growing on mountain ridges in Africa: D. kilimanjari is only known to grow on Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). 

Every species in the Dendrosenecio genus has its own isolated habitat and show signs of adaptation to their own environment; they are a perfect example of Adaptive Speciation. The “flying islands” of these mountain ridges are extremely cold and very dry (since the actually grow above the clouds), so the plants have invested in some adaptations like:

  • Natural anti-freeze components
  • Thick succulent-like leaves
  • Isolation by retaining dead leaves on their stem

Plantae - Angiosperms - Eudicots - Asteraceae - Senecioneae - Dendrosenecio - D. kilimanjari

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It doesn’t register until after he hits solid ground, scrabbling to his knees and clutching a heaving chest as he cries out Sam’s name. And then Castiel remembers: a woman. Blood dripping from her fingers. An insidiously chirpy accent. A blinding burst of pure white.

A banishing sigil.

Slowly, he stands on his own two feet, pawing at the walls and squinting at the iridescent glare of lights along what appears to be an empty corridor, every bit as cold and sterile as the angels inhabiting this place.

He’s back in heaven.

Castiel isn’t certain how he ended up here—he expected the Mojave Desert; the inside of Mount Kilimanjaro, perhaps—or more importantly, why. But that doesn’t stop him from immediately making his next move, a flurry of trench coat behind him as he calls up the intra-celestial transit for the residential district.

He visits the D sector.

There are other plaques with the name Dean Winchester, although none display the birthdate belonging to his Dean. For a brief moment, Castiel can feel his heart begin to sink into his stomach, but he squares his shoulders and steels himself. There could be other explanations: maybe Dean hasn’t made it through processing yet. Yes, that must be it. Amara had left a massacre in her wake; even with the few reapers that stuck around after Death’s passing, there could be an entire backlog of souls waiting to cross over. Dean could still be in limbo; Dean could be—

“Not on the list,” the head of Intake Operations says pointedly, barely glancing over her monitor to look Castiel in the eye.

Were he human and in need of a functioning cardiovascular system, his heart skips so many beats that he’d be pronounced clinically dead. “What do you mean?” His knuckles whiten, insides churning. “How is that possible?”

“I mean he’s not on the list,” she repeats, slower this time, as if Castiel’s brain were made of dried dung. “A man with his track record…surely you’ve considered there’s a reason for that.”

Darkness creeps up along the edge of his sight, his fists clenching and head spinning. No. No, that—she’s wrong. She has to be wrong. Because that means…

“Dean Winchester"—he’s shaking so hard, he’s nearly spewing at her through gritted teeth, tunnel vision turning from black to red—"is a better man than you. Better than…than all of you!” He gestures wildly to the rest of the room as everyone freezes, all eyes on him, and let them stare—let them. “You were all willing to just…give up, and he—”

His hands fall to his sides, the tears bitter on his lips. He couldn’t teach fish to read poetry.

What could fish possibly know about love?

Castiel exits—less than gracefully, he’ll admit—but he thinks that if he stays one moment longer, they’ll have to drag him away after testing his right swing on any angel within a ten-foot radius. Because now he gets it; he gets the anger and the fear and why Dean was always so quick to throw himself into the fray. He gets what it feels like to be used as a punching bag and what it feels like finally want to punch back. He gets why Dean always fought tooth and nail for everything he wanted and—

Oh, Dean.

But instead of that deep, unrequited ache, suddenly, a surge of warmth blooms in the hollow of his chest, a familiar longing calling out to him.

There’s someone you’re gonna wanna meet, Mom. He’s a little dorky, but I think you’ll like him. ‘Cause you were right all along.

An angel really has been watching over me.

Mount Kilimanjaro- Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro, an inactive volcano in Tanzania, near the border of Kenya, is the highest point in Africa. 

It is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the world.

Though the mountain itself does not boast a great number of animals, buffaloes, elephants, and leopards can be seen in certain areas of the mountain.

Ultimate Travel Bucket List 🌎🌍🌏✈️

(disclaimer: yes, some of these places aren’t safe to travel to at this time, but I hope that someday their conflicts will be resolved so we can all appreciate such beautiful parts of the world and cultures)

Africa
- Seychelles
- Cape Town/Johannesburg/Wine regions, South Africa
- Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe
- Madagascar
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
- Marrakech, Morocco
- Tunis, Tunisia
- Cairo/Pyramids, Egypt

Asia
- Beijing/Great Wall/Tibet/Sanya, China
- Taj Mahal/Sikkim, India
- Seoul, South Korea
- Tokyo/Sapporo, Japan
- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- Phi Phi Islands/Bangkok/Phuket, Thailand
- Singapore
- Hong Kong
- Astana/Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Colombo, Sri Lanka

Europe
- Barcelona/Ibiza/Basque region, Spain
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Transylvania, Romania
- Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
- Monaco
- Odessa/Kiev, Ukraine
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Minsk, Belarus
- Berlin/Hamburg/Munich, Germany
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik, Iceland
- Vatican City
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Brussels, Belgium
- Paris/Toulouse/Strasbourg/Mont Saint Michel/Omaha Beach/Marseille, France
- Stonehenge, UK
- London, England
- Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen, Scotland
- Belfast/Dublin/Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
- Dubrovnik/Spilt, Croatia
- Rome/Milan/Genoa/Sicily/Venice/Lake Como, Italy
- The Alps/Geneva, Switzerland
- Vienna, Austria
- Budapest, Hungary
- Warsaw/Wrocław/Łódź, Poland
- Santorini/Athens, Greece
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland)
- Moscow/Red Square/St Petersburg, Russia
- Albania

Middle East
- Dubai/Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Istanbul/Ankara/Izmir/Antalya, Turkey
- Tigris & Euphrates rivers, Turkey/Syria/Iraq/Iran
- Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel
- Tehran/Esfahan, Iran
- Kabul, Afghanistan
- Islamabad, Pakistan
- Muscat, Oman
- Doha, Qatar
- Damascus, Syria
- Amman/Petra/Dead Sea/Wadi Rum, Jordan
- Beirut, Lebanon

North America
- All US States
- All Canadian provinces
- Napa Valley, California
- Yellowstone National Park, USA
- Grand Teton Park, Wyoming
- Chichén Itzá/Oaxaca, Mexico
- Exuma, Bahamas
- All Caribbean nations

Oceania
- Sydney/Melbourne/Perth, AUS.
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Easter Island, Polynesia
- Bali
- Fiji

South America
- Patagonia, Chile
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Macchu Picchu, Peru
- Cartagena/Bogotá, Colombia
- The Amazon/Christ the Redeemer/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Montevideo, Uruguay

wolf-the-boss  asked:

"Pucker up!"

FIRST THREE IN MY INBOX GET KISSES           (2/3)

 

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Timon makes a jailbreak for it by running to the hills, past the jungle, into the Serengeti, over the sandy hills and he wasn’t stopping until he hit Mount Kilimanjaro. A dormant volcano miles from here-

He tried so hard to get away sadly that he ran himself slamming into a large boulder. “Heh heh… look Ma, … I’m a star.” He taps one of the stars he saw with his finger. Doing two spins on one foot.

The meerkat soon collapsed on the ground.

Archipelago

Pairing: Fleur Delacour x Hermione Granger aka fleurmione

Written for: The Rairpairsnet Monthly Challenge

Words: ~1400

I mean??? Fleurmione??? I was gonna write Daphne x Hermione but it just wasn’t happening so Fleurmione it is whoops


She does the precise opposite of what everyone expects her to do, and it contradicts her entire history of logical decisions and responsible actions, of follow-through, in one fell swoop.

The war is hardly over and she is packing and this time it is just one rucksack. A plain bag that sits comfortably around her shoulders and rests snuggly against her lower back. It has the bare necessities; she refuses to take even one single book after a year on the run with an entire library that, made weightless by magic or not, had slowly but surely crushed her under their weight, compressed the disks of her spine until the atoms just simply could not be forced any closer together. Her chest felt bound, her ribs a container too small for her organs, for her heart and it was breathtaking and painstaking and it was crippling, crippling, crippling.

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Gal Gadot: 'Torturous Wonder Woman prep paid off'

Gal Gadot insists the “torture” of training for Wonder Woman was worth it, because she’s grown in physical strength.

The Israeli actress made her debut as the superhero in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and can be seen fronting her own movie alongside Chris Pratt and Robin Wright this summer (17). Preparing for the project was physically demanding on Gal, but she feels all the hard work has paid off now she’s evolved in her own skin.

“Crawling through the mud in a tiny skirt is harder than you’d think,” she told Britain’s The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

“But I stopped being too skinny and the torture was worth it in the end. I felt like I was a little girl, looking up at Mount Kilimanjaro and thinking every day, ‘How the f**k am I going to climb the entire way up?’ Slowly but surely, and with the right team, I did it.”

The journey wasn’t without its hiccups though as the brunette beauty admitted she felt exhausted a lot of the time and was tempted to come up with excuses to get out of training.

There was another perk to working out so much though as she noted her figure-hugging costume felt a lot more comfortable after she got into shape for the job.

“I couldn’t breathe when I first tried the costume on, it was so tight,” she recalled. “So I went to the gym, tried it on again and it felt great, a much better fitting, so they made it tighter. I made it very clear that I needed to have some oxygen going through my body to shoot the movie. We adjusted the costume and I wore it every single day, and we shot over 117 days.”

Fans got a proper glimpse at Gal, 32, in action when a full trailer of Wonder Woman was shown at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night ahead of the film’s release next month.

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from now on until august I’m just gonna use every penny I make on traveling I don’t care if I even have to go by myself. I met this girl today who climbed mount kilimanjaro and half of everest and she’s a also been to more countries than I can freaking count (all by herself too) and I’m just think to myself like bitchhhhhhhhh get your life and honestly I shouldn’t have to wait for other people to go and travel (let’s just pray I don’t get snatched).