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Here’s what really grinds my gears about Taylor Swift’s trial.

As a woman we are conditioned to almost expect this kind of behavior from men. So when a man grabbed Taylor’s ass, she didn’t go to the police (knowing the case was weak), she had him thrown out of the arena in Denver, CO and called his boss to inform them of how this man was representing KYGO.. She then gets blamed for his firing as if sexual assault isn’t a good enough reason to be fired. He then sues her for defamation of character in attempts to take money from her, nearly 4 million to be exact. Make no mistake his intentions in suing her was hoping she’d make a plea deal because she wouldn’t want or be able to sit through an eight day trial, which they maliciously extended by calling more witnesses than ever needed. But instead of taking the easy way out, she stood strong and counter sued for assault and battery, resulting in 1 dollar. It’s almost unheard of for a celebrity of her caliber to sit through this long of a trial. But damn I admire her for it. Because this guy has proven to be serious scum. He just wants money from her and I’m so fucking disgusted by this whole thing.

I’m disgusted by how a man assumes he has a right to a woman’s body.

I’m disgusted by how this man is blatantly trying to acquire money from her.

I’m disgusted by how the public is turning this into a fucking media circus and camping on the sidewalks like it’s a fucking concert. And taking her photo and treating this law suit over sexual assault like a fucking meet and greet.

And I’m so disgusted by how the media (FUCK YOU TMZ) leaked a SEALED PHOTO OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT AS IF ITS NO BIG DEAL BECAUSE IT IS TAYLOR SWIFT AND SHES NOT A PERSON I GUESS?? ?? Because if it was any other victim, there is a code within the media, and they wouldn’t post that shit or even their name.

And IM SO DISGUSTED WITH HOW SUDDENLY EVERY FEMINIST ON GODS GREEN MOTHER FUCKING EARTH IS SILENT WHEN A MAN GRABS A WOMAN BECAUSE THE WOMAN IS TAYLOR FUCKING SWIFT

FUCK THE WORLD YO

LOST - FAQ

Evey time I talk about LOST there is someone who ask some of these questions so I decided to make a frequently asked questions post:

- How did a polar bear arrive to a tropical island? The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears among other animals for their experiments. After the Dharma Initiative was destroyed all the animals started to live free in the jungle. The Dharma Initiative got this kind of bears genetically modifying regular polar bears, that’s why they can survive in a tropical climate.

- Why is there a bird that says “Hurley”? The bird has an unusual appearance and is bigger than regular birds because is one of Dharma’s genetically modified animals. The bird does not say “Hurley”, the fact that its caw sound similar to Hugo’s nickname is just a coincidence. Note also that the other characters in that scene don’t think the bird’s caw sounds like Hugo’s nickname, only him.

- Why do pregnant women die in the island? This is a consequence of The Incident. After a huge amount of electromagnetic energy was released from inside The Island a residual energy was left in the surface which over the years caused the immune system illness that kills these women. This is also a paradox (both time and literary) because Juliet was the one who detonated the bomb that caused the energy leak (the leak caused by the Dharma perforation was small). Juliet’s reason to be in The Island was to fix a problem that would have never existed if she never went to The Island in the first place.

- Why have they to push the button every 108 minutes? After The Incident an electromagnetic charge is continuously accumulating at The Swan. The Dharma Initative designed a system in which pushing that button discharges the electric buildup before it becomes dangerous. It has to be done every 108 minutes because that’s the time it takes for the buildup to reach dangerous levels. If the button is not pushed the energy is released which in big amounts would not only affect The Island but the entire world. The Dharma Initiative also installed a false-safe mechanism to use as an emergency in case pushing the button failed. This is the mechanism that Desmond activates at the end of season 2. The false-safe mechanism was meant to seal the leak of energy coming from inside of The Island but its creators were unsure which could be the consequences or if it would safely work out.

- Why was Walt special? He was born with psychic powers, he can summon animals and have premonitions. He probably has more powers that weren’t shown considering that Walt himslef seems to not be aware of his own powers. These powers are why The Others were so interested in making him one of them but Walt didn’t want to join and was hostile towards them. The Others became scared that Walt could hurt them and decided to let him go with his dad (after using Michael to get Jack, Kate and Sawyer).

- What do The Numbers mean? Jacob assigned one number from 1 to 360 to each candidate to Protector Of The Island. The Numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42) represent each one of the last 6 remaining candidates. The Numbers are just Jacob’s method to organise his candidate system and have no special meaning.

- Why did The Numbers bring Hurley bad luck? They didn’t. Many characters tried to explain to him The Numbers weren’t cursed and weren’t related to his bad luck strike. The Numbers only had power over Hurley because he belived they had, is psychological. Hurley was destined to be in The Island and he would have end up there no matter what. If he had ignored The Numbers that wouldn’t have changed anything.

- Why were The Numbers being broadcasted from The Island’s radio station? The Numbers are the core numerical value of the Valenzetti Equation which the Dharma Initiative was studying. They were broadcasting them to the other members of the Initiative that were off The Island. Note: The Valenzetti Equation was made up for the show and is not part of any real scientific theory

- Why are The Numbers in the door of The Swan and why are The Numbers the code you have to enter in the computer? The Numbers were engraved in the hatch simply because that is the serial number. Then when they needed a code for the computer they decided to use the number that is in the door because is easier to remember since is already there. Is like when in the computer of your work or your school they use as a password the floor number or similar. 

- If The Numbers don’t have a especial power, why do they appear all the time? They have different meanings (for Jacob, Dharma, Hurley) despite being the same numbers to reinforce the constant theme on the show that everything is connected in one way or another. They also represent the necessity we humans have to search for patterns where there aren’t, to try to find an explanation for chaos and feel better. The Numbers appear very often in the background of the show too as easter eggs for fans who enjoy little details.

- Were they dead the whole time? No, they were not dead. They are dead only in the flash sideways universe which is a non-physical place to help them prepare for what comes after death. Which is this place exactly (purgatory/ limbo/ etc.) or what comes next (heaven/ reincarnation/ etc.) is vague on purpose as the show writers wanted each viewer to interpret this according to their personal beliefs.

- Does this mean all the characters are dead at the end of the show? No, the fact that all the main characters are in the flash sideways doesn’t mean they all died at the end of the show. Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Hurley, Desmond, Penny, Rose, Bernard and Ben are all alive when the show ends but they appear in the flash sideways with all the characters whose deaths we have seen on the show. This is because in this place time doesn’t exists. Every time a character has died in the show they (their souls/ minds/ etc. according to your beliefs) went to this place and Sawyer, Kate, Claire and co. will keep living their lives (after what we have seen in the final season) and when they are old and unavoidabily die they will go to this place too but the people who were already there don’t feel like they have been waiting despite in the physical world many years have passed.

- If Sawyer, Kate, Claire and etc. all live many years after what we have seen in the finale why their “ghosts” look young? They all look like the age they had in The Island because those were the most important times of their lifes. Their appearance has nothing to do with the age they have when they die. They could die at 90 years old and they would still appear in the flash sideways with the age they had in The Island.

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its not about the cars.
it’s never truly about the cars.

how did you get turned on to cars?
maybe your family; a gearhead dad or an older brother with a cool, fast car.
maybe a movie; James Bond, Dominic Toretto, Randall Raines… hell maybe herbie the lovebug or speed racer.
maybe you are lucky enough to live in a town that has a booming car culture and you grew up watching lowriders, muscle cars, and tuners roll down your streets every day.

but what has kept you clinging onto cars?
despite the late nights trying to finish a project so you have a vehicle to get to work in the morning.
despite the thousands of dollars you spend just to get a car on the ground let alone looking and driving the way you dream.
despite the confusion of gremlins, the heartbreak of crashes, the frustration of nothing seeming to work as it should.

if your answer isn’t ‘the friends you made along the way’ then you are missing out on the greatest part of cars and car culture.

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“You feeling cozy, you big banana?”

“What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Homeworld Army, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on the Crystal Gems, and I have over 300 confirmed shatterings. I am trained in gem warfare and I’m the top fusion in the entire Homeworld armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another human. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before in this gem-controlled section of space, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me in my spaceship? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across Homeworld and other gem-controlled planets and your home planet is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your planet. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can shatter you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my gem weapons. Not only am I extensively trained in gem warrior combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the Diamond Authority and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face off the universe, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.”

Gabriel Reyes x Reader SMUT

So I can’t explain this other than a conversation that I had with @winchester-sonsandcastiel about breeding kinks and then it morphed and I don’t know what to call it anymore. WARNINGS!: SMUTTY AF ALSO IT’S ALMOST 3000 WORDS

@zarcake-writes @maddrae 


Gabriel would come home every night and be in one of four moods: One, he would be happy and talkative, helping you cook and clean up, making you feel extra loved and appreciated. Two, angry and withdrawn, he wasn’t rude to you, he just wouldn’t talk as he avoided contact with anyone and anything. Three, clingy, he’d constantly be touching you in some way, not that you minded. Or four, he’d feel dominant and powerful, in control of everything in and outside of your home. On these evenings, more often than not, you ended up on your knees, where you were didn’t matter as long as it was between your husband’s legs.

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ELI5: Why is it that the liver can (to an extent) regenerate but other vital internal organs cannot?

The liver itself is made of individual hexagonal units called hepatic lobules made of liver cells (hepatocytes), blood vessels, and connective tissue that all together perform all the functions of the liver. Think of them like honeycomb cells in a bee hive or individual solar cells in a solar panel.

Cutting off a portion of the liver reduces the total number of lobules, reducing the overall function of the liver. The liver cells can replicate to create more lobules in order to regenerate liver function. However, this is not true regeneration as the form of the regenerated liver (shape) is not the same as the original liver.

The other internal organs are not made of individual units or cannot survive having a piece cut out. Organs like the heart are uniquely shaped and designed for its function. Removal of any part would completely ruin its function. Organs that are made of individual units like the lungs (small air sacks surrounded by vessels) or kidneys (filtering units surrounded by vessels and fluid ducts) cannot have a piece cut out since the organs themselves are specially sealed. You cannot breathe properly if there is a hole in your lung and such a hole could result in fluid filling the rest of your lungs. Any removal of lung has to be completely sealed, which prevents that cut region from regenerating. Similarly, because of the large blood flow to the kidneys, injury to the kidneys could easily be fatal. Cutting off a part of the kidney means it is not sealed from leaking the massive amount of blood that flows through it.

Explain Like I`m Five: good questions, best answers.

Seal (Taehyung x Reader), pt. 1

You seal Taehyung in a teapot and call it a Taepot.

Request: If you’re still taking requests, could you write a fake-dating scenario with Taehyung? :D

Part 2Part 3 ○ more magical BTS here

fluff, 5.1k words, reader/taehyung, demon au


You shove the key into the lock; pushing open the door to your family’s shop, you hear the soft chime of the silver bells attached to the door. You run the checks to make sure all of the shelves are stocked: herbs, books, potions. You frown upon noticing the bottled hellfire is running low. You jot yourself a reminder, sticking it to the counter.

Once you’re done with your checks, you go to smooth down the posters, faded from the light of the sun. You smile at the largest one, which reads, “A local family-run exorcism business since 1920!” in big bold letters. You run your fingers over the worn poster one more time before heading to the storage room. That’s where you know he is.

Carefully, you push open the thick metal door and peek inside.

“Tae?”

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Shar has been given eight fertile eggs (the lady who sold them to us gave us two extra).

She’s a very neurotic bird. I’d given her two (unfertilized) eggs from our flock to sit on until we could get the fertile eggs, and getting her off the nest and getting the new eggs under her was quite a process. She didn’t want to get off - she hasn’t taken many breaks beyond those necessary for her survival since she went broody.

I had to take her off the unfertilized eggs over and over again until she finally agreed to go out, and then I put the new eggs in the nest box. I brought in a can of foam sealant and sealed leaks in the coop until it looked like she was coming back.

(Shar’s cleanliness is impeccable. The two eggs I’d given her were almost spotless. I don’t even know how she did it - the leaky coop roof meant that the floor got muddy every time it rained. The roof was a lot less leaky last year, and still the eggs Spotty sat on were pretty gross looking by the time Freya hatched. Hopefully the days of mud will be behind us now.)

She wouldn’t enter the coop until I left. After I left, she went over to the nest box, saw how things had changed, freaked out, and paced back and forth until I walked away and stopped watching her. (Let no one tell you that broody hens can’t count and don’t recognize the eggs they’ve been sitting on. Shar knew the difference. Spotty would have taken this in stride, but Shar is nothing if not neurotic.)

I came back in to seal more leaks, and she freaked out again and got off the nest, so I stayed out and sealed cracks in the house siding for a while. I was able to come back to seal the coop later, when Shar had gone into a very deep broody trance.

In three weeks, she will hopefully have a healthy batch of chicks!

late June and July YOI LOOT POST

Our amiami box arrived, and before we could get ANYTHING out, JoeJoe made himself very at home in it. He is very much a box cat and we love him for it. Amiami boxes are huge and wonderful and he is so, so excited whenever they arrive. Not only are they boxes, but they’re filled to the brim with all the paper!!

These are Bushiroad’s ‘rubber strap rich’ collection. I have no idea why they’re called ‘rich.’ They’re big, high quality rubber straps though with really cute art. I ordered them way back in January, which is quite a long preorder time for a series of rubber straps. o.o

On the contrary these had a really short preorder period; went up in late April or early May and came out in June. They’re A3′s second series of YOI acrylics. I really like this series a lot. The skating ones are a little unoriginal pose and outfit wise, but the art is super cute, and the non-skating ones are fantastic.  They’re a pretty good size too! ❤

Hasepro’s second series of YOI mini acrylics. They say ‘mini’, but they’re more medium sized than small. I like the art a lot it’s so chunky and huggable. The biggest reason I was excited for this set was these boys:

Barcelona date night husbands!! I love them so much. Precious as can be. 

Anyway this set came with a couple duplicates so I’ll be selling those (sorry no Barcelona duplicates though :( ).

Yuri!!! in Ice Water-in Collection by Kadokawa. These are hard to photograph. They’re those squishy pvc keychains with water in them where the characters float inside. Since it’s YOI, there’s snowflakes along with the glitter. It’s a really cute set. The cutest is definitely the KATSUDON Yuuri. He’s so excited, and the background is literally like— a photo of katsudon? It’s hilarious. The onsen Victor is almost as good. 

The kitty ears Yurio came out of his package a bit damaged, which I’m not happy about. It was slightly leaking and due to that it’s kind of foggy. I can seal the leak, but it still looks not quite right. At least it wasn’t one of my absolute faves, but it’s annoying. It’s not amiami’s fault of course, but it’s irritating that it happened. 

Not from amiami but @aitaikuji. I bought two Thai Animate blind packs from them a couple months ago and they finally arrived. I ended up with watergun Victor and Phichit on Ice Phichit. Of course, I really wanted a Yuuri, but this is the Phichit I definitely preferred and I was happy with either Victor. I’m going to try to find a lot with both Yuuris now so I can have a set that’s Victor and Yuuri and Phichit and Yuuri. How much I’ll have to bleed for that, I don’t know, but… ahahah #doitforhim. 

The second thing is the clear mascots from Furyu that were released recently! Victor has his biggest HART MOUF ever seen in YOI merchandise, I swear. It’s so adorable. They all look so happy. They actually… didn’t have an option to pick secondary characters on the site. You just bought a main character and got a random secondary character. But I wanted secondary characters! So I asked if I could pick mine and they said yes, and I asked for Leo and Phichit. 

I opened Movic’s YOI mini clear file box and immediately cringed because they were all blind packed which I did not know or expect. RIP this is going to take forever. I didn’t want to damage the envelopes too much because I planned on selling several of these, and I couldn’t use the exacto knife I usually use to quickly open boxes because it would probably damage the clear files. 

Anyway here they are. Unluckily for her @abarero was stuck on the couch cramping so she volunteered her idle hands on it. They’re ADORABLE and all the characters look super cute in them!! I love this art and wanted some good merchandise with it, but unfortunately the acrylic keychain set of it put the two Yuris together on one keychain which ummm wtf?? Why would you do that with two of the main characters. That just killed it for me. This clearfile set instead put Mickey and Emil together which makes a million times more sense. 

Not from amiami but @aitaikuji. These came earlier this week. The hand cream is by… I don’t even know. It smells nice and the pattern on it is ADORABLE. I want a sweater with this pattern. I will wear it every day during the holidays. Or something. 

The plush are the pitarest by Eikoh. They’re extremely cute. They also came with magnets and… straps so you can attach them to your collar and they can ride on your shoulder. lol. I love them. 

Yuri!! on Ice Pita! Deform FS Acrylic Keychain by Takara Tomy. Those weird keychains where everyone is squished. Listen I love them. They’re glittery and funny and silly. Also:

They’re shopping in Barcelona. I’m so easy.

Contrary to this post, I don’t often buy clearfiles because I don’t really have much of a way (or room) to display them, but the Ministop art was too effing cute. And when I’d already ordered the Pita keychains on FromJapan and this was so cheap on Otamart, I decided it was irresistible enough and I threw it on my order. 

Kotobukiya’s Pitanui plush. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW CUTE THESE ARE IN PERSON… if you have not seen them. RIP in pieces, self. Also they hug and their heads can pivot and wow, amazing. 

Using them appropriately. 

I bought this acrylic stand because I love this art of Yuuri and Victor so, so much and outside of this expensive perfume I really didn’t want that much, this is the only way I’d seen it available. I admit the hand placement for Yurio is kind of um, weird though. What were they thinking. Still pretty though!

Eros in the sheets

…Agape in the sheets too I guess.

These are Kotobukiya’s reversible dream cushion covers. The art on them is fantastic. I don’t have pillows for them yet because they require these weird special pillows that only Kotobukiya sells and they’re forty-five dollars a piece+whatever it costs to sell those big pillows to the US (a lot). As such @abarero is just going to make ones that fit. Anyway they’re really pretty. 

The little pillow in the middle is a MochiMochi Collecushion of Yuuri by HN and Associates. He is SO squishy. 

I put this blanket on my couch and before I could even open the camera on my phone, Ritz was on it. It could not have been more than two seconds before he’d made the blanket his new home?? It’s SOFT and it’s new and it is his. 

The History Maker cushions are by Kadokawa. They big and fluffy and they’re half bean bag-esque. Very comfortable. Ritz is our biggest cat (a big, ginger baby). The blanket is the OhizadeGoodNight!!! Blanket by Avex. I didn’t order the Victor because I actually thought the art of him for this particular merchandise was… really bad. He looked kind of sleazy and weirdly like he needed to take a bath? Also Makkachin was licking his armpit. IDEK. Bad job. Yuuri was cute though. 

The blanket is a soft sort of fleece-y material, which is very cat approved. It’s not super thick, so maybe a spring and autumn weight blanket instead of a winter weight one. 

hours later, Ritz moved. 

Lastly I played a few rounds of the June ‘Enjoy Your Trip’ Minna no Kuji with @sunyshore. I won this Yuuri Towel, which is pretty awesome!! I love this art of him. It’s fantastic. 

I also got this Yuuri can badge, which is like the biggest can badge I have ever seen. I won the Otabek and Minami rubber straps, both of which I’ll probably try to sell or trade. Then there’s two Yuuri themed sticker sheets I found at a tiny local con! 

I’m going to post the non-YOI stuff in a separate post since this ended up longer than I thought because I included a bunch of stuff not from the amiami order. 

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Whether you’re hiking outdoors or on your daily commute, one way to beat the heat is by carrying a water bottle. And not just any disposable bottle—a quality container, built like the rest of the gear in your everyday carry. Depending on your needs, you might want a bottle that’s super light and portable, something a bit more rugged, or even one that’s capable of keeping your water cold and your coffee hot.

In this guide, we’ll highlight 15 of the best water bottles to keep you hydrated on the go.

What to Look for in a Good EDC Water Bottle

  • Durable materials: You don’t want a bottle that breaks the first time you drop it or something you throw out in a year.
  • Leak-proof: Spilling your bottle inside your bag is a nightmare scenario.
  • Easy to use on the go: Whether going on a walk or rushing to your next meeting you don’t want to fumble with complicated spouts or lids.
  • The right size for your needs: Your bottle should be enough to keep you hydrated throughout the day but not take up so much room that it becomes a burden to carry.
  • Lightweight: Minimalism is the key to convenience. A bottle that’s a hassle to carry will often get left behind.

Keep these considerations in mind, then pick the right bottle for your EDC out of these 15 solid options below.


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Klean Kanteen

If you want a tried and true water bottle that gets the job done, the 800ml Klean Kanteen is the way to go. There are no gimmicks here, just a solid stainless steel water bottle made for the grind of everyday life. It’s easy to clean and the BPA-free cap has a stainless steel bottom so you don’t get any lingering residue tainting the flavor of your next sip. The cap seals tight to prevent leaks, with a small loop so you can attach it to a carabiner when you don’t have room in your pack.

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Vapur Element Bottle

One annoying thing about most water bottles is once you’ve finished your water, you’re left with an empty bottle wasting space in your carry. That isn’t the case with the collapsible Vapur Element bottle. You can fill it up with up to a liter of water, and when you’re done drinking, fold it down to save space. It also has a built-in carabiner which makes it ideal for hikes since you can carry it externally when it’s full and then stuff in your pack when you’re done. Ounces in the morning can feel like pounds by evening, and this water bottle is great at keeping the weight down.

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Hydro Flask

For a water bottle designed to keep your liquids cool, check out the Hydro Flask. It has a double wall of insulation that keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours. If you’re more of a tea or coffee drinker, don’t worry: it can keep hot liquids cold for up to six hours as well. This stainless steel water bottle comes in four different sizes and plenty of colors so you can choose the one that best matches your lifestyle. It also has a proprietary powder coating along the outside so you can get a good grip even when it’s wet or if you have sweaty hands.

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Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

A water bottle with a leak is useless, which is why the leak proof cap of the Nomader is so useful. The cap clicks into place with a quick half-twist to prevent leaks and keeps dirt off of the mouthpiece at the same time. Talk about two birds with one stone. It’s made of impact resistant silicone which means that it’s tough enough to survive a drop, but flexible enough that you can roll it into a more compact form when you’re done drinking. Whether you’re looking for a water bottle for the gym or the office, the 650ml Nomader gets it right.

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MIZU M8 Water Bottle

The MIZU M8 is a durable water bottle that’s perfect for outdoor use thanks to its stainless steel construction. It’s tough enough to boil water in if you find yourself needing to get rid of bacteria, just be careful not to touch it with your bare hands. You’ll also get a screw on cap with a small loop so you can carry it without worrying about spills. The M8 can hold up to 800mL of liquids and can keep its contents cold or hot for hours thanks to a wall of insulation.

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Nalgene Tritan

The Nalgene Tritan is one of the more common EDC water bottles you’ll find thanks to its low price and high quality. It’s made of BPA-free co-polyester which makes it super lightweight and easy to clean. All you have to do is throw it in the dishwasher. There are different sizes ranging from 200mL to 1.5L, and thanks to markings right on the side of the bottle, you’ll always know exactly how much you’ve drank throughout the day.

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CamelBak Podium Chill

CamelBak makes plenty of quality hydration packs and water bottles, and the Podium Chill is one of their best offerings. It’s a 600mL BPA-free plastic bottle designed to avoid leaks with a self-sealing valve cap that only lets water out when you squeeze the bottle. You can also lock it in place when you’re transporting it in a bag so it won’t spill on your gear. You also get a double wall of insulation to keep your liquids cool long after you’ve left the house, making it a great option for anyone on the move in need of a quick, refreshing drink.

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Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

The Zojirushi Mug checks all the boxes when it comes to an everyday bottle. It has a durable stainless steel construction that won’t break during your day to day adventures, and you can keep sipping throughout the day thanks to its 600mL capacity. The cap also serves as a stopper, so you can be sure that the liquid stays where it’s supposed when you’re not using it. You can also easily take it apart for cleaning, so coffee addicts, this might be the one for you.

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Takeya Glass Water Bottle

If a clean taste is what you’re after, the 650mL Takeya glass water bottle delivers. It has a minimal silicone sleeve with a see-through window so you can see its contents, and the screw-on cap ensures they stay secured in the bottle. The sleek design is topped off with a practical BPA-free plastic loop that you can hook to a carabiner should you find your bag full.

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Sigg Traveller Water Bottle

Most water bottles come in plastic or stainless steel, but aluminum is also a great material thanks to its strength and light weight. So if you want a bottle that will last, then the Swiss-made Sigg Traveller is a good option. It has a minimal design that won’t look out of place in the office, but also gets the job done in the field. You can get one in 400ml, 600ml, and 1L configurations and be confident that none of your drink will spill out thanks to its leak-proof design.

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Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle

The material a water bottle is made of can affect the taste of your water, so for the cleanest taste possible, glass is the way to go. Of course, glass isn’t the most durable material, which is why the Lifefactory bottle is covered in a soft silicone sleeve for added protection (and a better grip). A 650mL capacity means you’ll have plenty of great-tasting water to last the day and it’s BPA-free to boot.

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Vargo Titanium Para-Bottle

Titanium is a favorite in the EDC community because it’s lightweight and durable, two aspects that are also important when it comes to water bottles. The Vargo Para is a 1L titanium water bottle strong enough to withstand anything you throw at it. The geometric cap is attached to the body with 7 feet of paracord which can come in handy in emergency situations. The Vargo Para is great if you’re looking for a water bottle that quenches your thirst and comes in handy when you need a (literal) lifeline.

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MiiR Water Bottle

The Miir Water Bottle is a sharp looking stainless steel water bottle made for keeping your drinks hot or cold long after they should be. It features a double-insulated wall that keeps liquids cold for 24+ hours and hot for 12+ hours. That’s more than enough to satisfy your thirst throughout the day whether you’re at your desk or hiking through the woods.

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S’well Bottle

Even if you don’t find yourself going outdoors too often, a cold drink is still enjoyable. The S’well water bottle has a stainless steel construction and double wall insulation. This will keep your drink refreshingly cold or satisfyingly hot for long periods of time. It has a minimalist design at home in the office and rugged enough to take with your on your next adventure.

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Takeya ThermoFlask

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So my flatmate is still a bitch.

I told her this evening that I’m moving out end of November (six weeks notice, basically) and she’s now trying to say I signed a year-long contract and can’t go anywhere until end of January. Now, I’m pretty sure this is bullshit, but my copy of the contract (not an official contract, mind you! A contract typed up and printed at home by her step-dad) has totally been taken out from my desk, because I definitely had it in the top drawer with all the rest of my important documents and I know she comes in my room when I’m not here Mysteriously Vanished, so I can’t actually check.

Anyway. So she’s telling me this, and I know for sure she’s been forewarned that I was leaving (we have a mutual friend who I work with, who has a big mouth and apparently wants to make my life as difficult as possible, idk?) because she looks so fucking smug and she’s got her argument all ready, all laid out with a flourish, a proverbial middle finger, and a big silent “HA!” …and something happened to me. In a split second, I was furious. Properly, properly furious. 

Now I get angry sometimes, but I always get “hot” angry where I cry and I can’t articulate anything. This time was different. This was stone cold you-don’t-want-to-come-toe-to-toe-with-me-about-this-right-now-because-I’ve-been-bottling-this-up-for-way-too-long kind of angry.

I told her the flat is disgusting, the heater in my room hasn’t worked my whole tenancy, the kitchen sink pukes up dirty water whenever the washing machine gets turned on, the toilet leaks, the windows aren’t sealed properly, she’s making me ill, and I’m moving out at the end of November

She. Looked. Like. I’d. Slapped. Her. 

All this time she’s been dealing with meek, submissive, doesn’t-want-to-cause-any-trouble Lorna The People-Pleaser and Care-Giver, and I don’t know what happened, but tonight she was faced with I’ve-Had-Enough-Of-Being-Treated-Like-A-Doormatt Lorna.

I literally don’t care. I don’t care even a little bit. She can fuck right off, and if she’s not careful I’ll move out this month instead, because I’m so done with it! This week has been the best week I’ve had in a really long time -maybe ever! This might be my best week! My very best week!- And you know what? I’m not going to let her ruin it! I’m not going to let anyone ruin it!

… But I feel nauseated :( And now I’m crying, ahaha. It’s hard standing up for myself. I’m glad I did it, but it isn’t easy. 

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“I’m in the business of making music, that music business.
The fitness, no one can witness cause I,
I make that crack music (nigga),
That real Black music (nigga).

The only singles that I’m dropping are the ones
Flapping at the band of your white briefs.
White boys please! 

Can barely believe
I walk by as they hold they skeets by the seams of they jeans.
C.R.E.A.M. get the money, and run it to the hills y'all
Straight into my pocket, tired of the deals dog
Start my own label, keep the leaking sealed off
If you got a big mouth, then you might get peeled off.

I’m the only fat-lipped bass, my flipper–vroom!–peel off
Eating flounder, Sebastian’s like some bath salts
Munching on his bones, looking at him like “It’s yo’ fault!”
“Look at what you made me do! Yo, pass the hot sauce”

Looking at the back of Sophia Eris’s head
Eating a sammich (but we don’t got bread!)
Got a spider ass bite on my head, hangry
Feeling soupy, I brought my fuck in, yo I’m duckin’
Donald, Daffy, Howards, them cowards.

Could never throw shots at a super with power
What was Russia without the czars?
What was Henry Ford without the cars?
My grandparents worked at Ford factory
So Henry is nothing without my family tree
And his slave-owning family needed Black blood still
So I think we need a spot up on Henry’s will.
That would never be the case, in case you ain’t keeping up
I’m dishing out cases of that heavy bass
And them bassheads straight from the oppressor’s loins
Are giving us our “Free us!” in hella coin.

Bob your head crazy, bob your head crazy
Hip-hop turned crack from the era of crack babies
Bob your head crazy, bob your head crazy
Hip-hop, about to give oratories in stadiums and laboratories.
Bob your head crazy, bob your head crazy
Hip-hop turned crack from the era of crack babies
Bob your head crazy, bob your head crazy
Hip-hop, about to give oratories in stadiums and laboratories.

And ain’t I a woman? Ain’t I a woman? Ain’t I a woman?!

Death of the Author 1 / 3

Here it is: the final installment in the Grauntie Ford AU! I will probably  will definitely might write more short fic in this ‘verse, but this is the last real plotty longfic I have planned for this series. Don’t let the title worry you too much; this is definitely still a fix-it fic.

Previous installments are available under the tag or on AO3. If you haven’t read any of them, this may not make much sense to you.

Part One // Part Two // Part Three

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It had been an unseasonably cold night, close to the end of May but feeling more like early March, an icy wind blowing off the ocean and carrying the smell of salt inland with the roiling purple clouds, until the whole world seemed to be at the bottom of a vast, dark sea. The moon peeked through cracks in the cloud cover only in slivers, lighting the tips and edges of the clouds in a fine silver filigree. Most of the illumination had come from the streetlights, casting yellow circles in the blue dark visible outside of Ford’s window.

She could still remember the chill that had radiated from that window, the salt smell and hint of petrichor from the impending storm, permeating the air for feet from the slightly warped glass. The window had been as old as all of Pines Pawns, and in about as good repair, leaking cold air into the room in winter and making Stanley complain that he might as well sleep outside.

Ford had never been sure if the leaking window seal was responsible for the cold filling her chest as she’d watched her brother’s duffel bag land on the sidewalk in front of him. She’d wanted to believe that. That it was only the night air, and the warp in the thick, old glass making Stanley look twisted and nearly unrecognisable, and the smell of the sea and the storm that hadn’t yet broken.

Everything was different, now. But the cold feeling was exactly the same, turning each limb to immobile ice as Ford stood on the porch of the ramshackle house in Oregon, transfixed by the sight of Stanley’s fez lying discarded on the lawn.

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  1. Drink water, it fills you up when you are hungry and makes purging easier.
  2. Throw away the foods you think you’ll binge on.
  3. Cut food into tiny pieces.
  4. Put your fork down between bites.
  5. Chew everything a certain number of times. Eat in patterns.
  6. Develop systems of eating. All of this helps to make food a mere object rather than the devil itself.Take a sip of water or other calorie-free liquid between each bite. You feel full much faster, partially because the body often mistakes thirst for hunger, so by drinking lots of water, one actually reduces the amount of food their body needs to eat.
  7. If you are really craving something specific and are on the verge of a binge, go into the kitchen, prepare it, and then eat it-but do not swallow instantly! Chew it slowly, enjoy it, and then spit it out if you can. Immediately after that rinse your mouth with water at least three times before swallowing a sip. And remember the 3-bite-rule!
  8. If you are about to binge, pick a “safe” food, and eat it, while taking a sip of water with each bite. You will most likely be full so the desire to binge will be gone, but you haven’t eaten anything “bad.”
  9. Eat as slowly as you can. It takes your body around 30 minutes to realize it’s full. Chew until the food dissolves in your mouth and drink a lot of water.
  10. If you must binge, only binge for 5 minutes then purge. Take the time and control yourself!
  11. When you’re going to prepare your food, put little food on your plate and make sure to make it look big!
  12. Your tummy gets full faster than your head, so make sure to make your food look more than it is. It’s really important, you see!
  13. Sabotage your food. Adding too much salt etc works great.
  14. When you eat, ONLY eat when people are watching.
  15. STOP EATING IN YOUR ROOM.
  16. Remember to sit down in the same place every day; not in front of TV or computer. Eating in front of TV distracts you from your body’s fullness signals, and you’re more likely not to notice what you’re eating.
  17. If you feel like you want to eat, go to a friend’s house. You can not just raid the fridge, and chew gum so if you’re offered something, you just say that you got gum in your mouth.
  18. After you purge, drink some water, jump up and down, and go purge again. Keep repeating this until you only get up as clear fluid as possible.
  19. If you live with roommates or at home and need to purge while hiding it, turn on the shower while you’re purging to cover up any sounds or suspicion of taking forever, and then hop in and take a quick shower after you’re done. But be careful so you won’t clog the shower.. so chew well.
  20. If you’re completely desperate, mix 2 tablespoons of salt with a cup of water and drink it. Jump a bit up and down to make yourself really sick. It’ll make you nauseous. But beware, it tastes DISGUSTING and it’ll make everything else that comes up taste just as gross.
  21. Wear a belt and tighten it as you progress in your purge. It will help get the food up.
  22. Try doing pushups, jumping jacks, squats, or other short but intense activity after a binge. You’ll feel more like throwing up right after.
  23. Drink electrolytes to get some of minerals you have lost.
  24. I’ve heard that mineral oil is a very effective and less harmful laxative, but I’ve never tried it.
  25. If you take laxatives(in pill form), try in a 2, 4, 6, 8 ratio so your body doesn’t get used to them, because then you have to take higher and higher doses. So use 2 the first day, then 4 the second, 6 the third and 8 the forth, then fast one day and don’t use any laxatives, then start up the cycle again. You are basically tricking your body. BUT don’t overuse the laxatives. You’ll end up making the POOP muscles all weak.
  26. Drink tons of water while you are eating. It will make the food so much easier to get up, plus it won’t taste bad if there is enough water. it also fills you up faster so you have less food to puke out.
  27. Use more than one finger, and wiggle them a little to “tickle” the gag reflex. i personally use three or four… It makes me feel like i am choking and everything comes up.
  28. Push on your stomach when you want to purge.
  29. Wet your fingers first by running them under warm water.
  30. Use your stomach muscles to push the food up.
  31. Chew your food until it dissolves.
  32. If throwing up is hard for you use a tooth brush (not the side with the brush) and drink lots of fluids before, but I find this annoying and it makes my throat hurt even more.
  33. when gagging find that little hump in the back of your throat and just keep rubbing it around in circles
  34. Do not kneel by the toilet. Stand in front of the toilet - tilt your head up and put your fingers down your throat. When you begin to gag, bend down over the toilet. Much easier and less effort needs to be put into it.
  35. The bristly end of a tooth brush works well for purging, irritating, but gets the job done and the puke comes up.
  36. Drink a glass of water before you puke, and then take a break and drink another one when ever it gets a little hard to get it all up…then after drink another glass and brush your teeth you will feel refreshed and ready for the rest of the day.
  37. After purging don’t brush your teeth!! It just rubs the acid in a eats away at your tooth enamel. Instead rinse your mouth out with water or mouth wash.
  38. Throwing up more than one hour after eating is mostly useless. But it takes between one and three hours for the stomach to empty.
  39. DO NOT eat granola bars or bread. They do not come up easily if at all since they stick together and you’ll end up puking a big ball of ew.
  40. Try a not- so-harmful laxative solution instead like lactulose.
  41. If you’re purging in a public toilet, flush the toilet with each puke episode… it covers the sound & you can always say that the toilet isn’t flushing forcefully enough (like it’s broken).
  42. Stand up when putting your finger down your throat… when it is down… breath in… lots of air… then bend over and it will come out.
  43. Instead of rising suspicion by going to the bathroom after every meal, go to your room, turn the stereo up and purge in a garbage can with a plastic bag that doesn’t leak and may be seal-able. you’ll get a chance to see how much actually came up and it’ll be easier to hide if you make any noise. But get rid of the evidence discreetly.
  44. After purging run hands under cold water and pat your eyes. After you finish purging usually your eyes look puffy and red. cold water helps tone the redness down
  45. Rinse your mouth with baking soda or fruit-salt with bicarbonate after you throw up- to neutralize the acid.Then use mouth wash- or gum or whatever. do NOT brush your teeth right away- that just worsens the effects of the acid.
  46. Things that hurt to throw up: Hot stuff, since you’ll most likely puke trough your nose too… hard stuff like crisps…
  47. Drink lots of fluid, a gallon of anything will automatically help you throw up. If you drink loads you to get really full and it will all come out
  48. Drink hot water then try to purge, the hot water makes me nauseous and makes it much easier.
  49. Drink lots of warm water before you throw up it helps the food come up better or after you binge eat a few spoonfuls of ice- cream. It makes me nauseous and I want to puke.
  50. Don’t clog up the toilet
  51. If possible do try and puke in your bedroom in a bag or something because after puking there’ll be a shiny layer on top(from fat) the water (in toilet) and this will attract attention at home
  52. There is nothing more degrading than puking in a toilet and being splashed in the face by potty water and your own vomit. this usually doesn’t happen often unless it is very forceful purging, you can lessen this splash-effect by putting a few squares of toilet paper on the surface of the water
  53. Force yourself to wait at least one hour between binges. I have, like so many others, a bad habit of binge/purge/binge/purge/binge/purge, etc… By the end of the entire session I get lazy & put less effort into bringing everything up. By spreading out binges, less food gets left behind
  54. If your eyes get red after purging (say if you’re out eating with friends and you go to the bathroom), come back and tell them how you’re contacts are driving you NUTS…makes it seem like you were taking them in/out in the bathroom (hence the red eyes)
  55. Don’t eat your food when its too hot. You wont be able to chew properly and then it’ll be hard to vomit big pieces of food. If you’ve been there you’ll know what I’m talking about…
  56. When you’ve nearly finished but cant get the last bit out, punch yourself as hard as you can in the stomach…..just below the base of the rib cage, I’ve found this really helped as when you drink water after it you feel so nauseous it all comes out
  57. Soft fruit (grapes, strawberries) are the best to purge with, but remember to chew them well
  58. While you are bingeing, take a sip of water in-between each bite of food. So then, when you purge it, the food is all mixed up in the water so nothing gets stuck or is hard to come out.
  59. Try to get all the vomiting done at once, if you stop for a little you ain’t going want to go back. So take a deep breath, and get it all done.
  60. Stay away from sandwiches! They are just about the worst kind of food when you are on a diet. First, they pack a lot of food into a small space, leaving you relatively unsatisfied for the number of calories you’re consuming. Second, they are designed to be eaten quickly – a big no-no for anyone trying to lose weight. Third, they tend to come with a lot of empty calories – sauces, too much filling, etc. And finally, sandwiches treat bread as a vehicle for food, not as food in itself, thus adding a lot of unnecessary calories to what might otherwise be a sensible meal. If you absolutely must eat on the run and need a sandwich, make sure to use a low-calorie bread, stay away from sauces, and pack your sandwich with lots of leafy vegetables (crispy fresh baby spinach or arugula are my favourites) Or have a FREAKING SALAD, FATTIE.
  61. Chew eat bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much.
  62. Long nails can make you scratch inside of your throat and you’ll be in unnecessary pain.
  63. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you absolutely, no matter what, cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have.
  64. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Maybe by the time you get to 100 you will have convinced yourself that you don’t really want it.

“I think this is the way in.” He stepped over to the mallet, picked it up, positioned himself in front of the barrel, and swung at it with all his strength. The wood split, and a stream of whiskey jetted out.

“Fucking hell,” Merlin muttered. He dropped the hammer and pressed his hand against the leak, sealing it temporarily, like the Little Dutch Boy. Little Scotch Boy, more like it, Eggsy thought.

“Shame it’s not scotch,” Merlin said.

These adorable boys, oh my god. Also Merlin swears so much more in the book and I love it.

Grandpa's revenge: Why doesn’t my Chevy Nova get 30 MPG anymore?!

(warning: long story)

This tale is from my grandfather, who was in his early 40’s in the 1970’s during the big gas crunch.

He was an upper-mid level employee at a fuel-service station. The way he tells it he wasn’t management but just a veteran employee.

So a new guy gets hired, we’ll call him Jason because I’ve never met a Jason I liked, who immediately claims to know how to do everything. He tells grandpa on day one that he already knows how to do everything. Jason mostly ignores grandpa’s training/orientation and claims to have a better, faster, or more efficient way to do everything. After two weeks of being on the job Jason offers to train the other guys—guys who have been working there for years—for only a pay raise. Management declines his offer. Jason manages to piss everybody off right quick.

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Creepypasta #357: The Forgetful Game

The unlocked door that you definitely remember locking. The shining light bulb that you’re sure you had turned off. Something that happens to people all the time. That minor detail that wouldn’t catch your attention if you weren’t absolutely convinced it hadn’t been that way just a moment ago. It catches your eye as you pass or as you’re about to exit a room. You furrow your brow and wonder how this could possibly have happened. You decide shortly that you must have just forgotten. With a shrug, you turn the latch, flick the switch, and things are as they should be.

The open window that you could swear you had closed. The keys on the kitchen counter that you know for a fact had been placed on the dinner table. Something completely mundane, a minor inconvenience at the very worst, but for that first second. That brief moment where your senses flare and your spine tingles. That fleeting opening in your mind where fear flashes behind your eyes. It’s not even long enough to form a proper thought, but enough for your instincts to shriek “danger” into your ears. Who could have done this if not you? Is there an intruder in your home? Someone hidden somewhere, anywhere within your sanctuary, your safe haven? But your senses clear and that terror releases its clenching hold around your heart as quickly as it appeared, before you even had a chance to truly process it. You write it off as being absent-minded, shut the window, pocket your keys, and never think twice.

The water faucet running long after you last used it. The television screen blinking back to life after you are positive that you shut it down before leaving the room. I call it the Forgetful Game. A bit of a contest you have with yourself as you try to remember whether or not something is amiss in your little world or if you’re just not recalling correctly. You catch movement from the corner of your eye, hear a floorboard creak from another room and your eyes dart and your head whips but you see nothing else, hear nothing else. That fear bubbles up, catching your breath in your throat as the notion that you are not alone crawls from the back of your mind and bears its cruel claws and jagged teeth. In this handful of seconds, you debate investigating further, checking the other rooms of your home. You convince yourself that if you turned around at that moment, someone, something would be there. Someone, something that found its way into your safe haven with the sole intention of hurting you in the most unimaginable ways. But, once again, that thought passes in the blink of an eye, as if it were never there. You’re just getting yourself worked up over nothing. It was a simple, everyday mistake. You turn the handle and the water ceases to flow. You click the remote control and the television goes silent once again.

And that is how you win the Forgetful Game. You fix that tiny break in your life’s continuity. Plug the leak, seal up the cracks. Everything is back to normal and it never crosses your mind again. That’s how it usually goes; it’s an easy game to win. But there are those of you who will break the rules. You won’t bother to lock that door again, to shut that window. You’ll let the terror take hold and search the dark corners of your home. You won’t make right the inconsistencies. You won’t forget that the shadow you saw flit by your peripheral vision had a very distinct shape, a definitive form. You won’t look past how much that distant creak sounded like a careful footstep and not just the building settling.

You’ll go off, leaving that light shining, leaving the television to broadcast to no one. You’ll go and seek for the source of this wrongness instead of accepting that it was just a slip of the mind, a trick of imagination. And when you do that, you’ll find me. You will find me and I will tell you that you have lost the game.

Credits to: Evergrey06