life in the middle

Lucky

Word Count: 1242

Genre: One-Shot

Pairing: Kyungsoo/Reader

Summary: One day, you finally get the chance to see EXO. It doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. The situation that starts out as the worst moment in your life, turns for the better. A lot better.

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anonymous asked:

Usually I skip fics that are Sam/Jess because as a Dean girl, usually those fics don't include Dean enough. BUT I'm so glad I trust you and took a chance on Still Life because it's AMAZING. I read it in he middle of the night, and I'm STILL thinking about it at 2 pm right now. I actually felt just as anxious and panicky as Sam did and aaaaahhhh that final line gave me chills omg

Thank you!! I mean it’s only sort of a Sam/Jess fic, it’s also sort of almost a gen fic. I wasn’t sure how to tag it. Anyway, it’s definitely a Sam-centric fic so I’m glad that as a Dean girl reader you found enough substance in it to keep you interested! It’s extra gratifying to hear that I managed to creep you out all day!

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Things that crack me up about Legolas:

  • Okay, so maybe the film guide says he was born in TA 87, but looking at clues from HOME and the Silmariilion, he’s at the very most a bit over 2000 years old at time of The Fellowship of the Ring. He’s the youngest elf that we know about in that time period. ARWEN is older than him. He’s creeped out by Fangorn being so old but he calls all mortals children because he’s a little shit.
  • Tolkien would get super pissed off when Legolas was shown in illustrations as “pretty or lady-like” and insisted that he was the biggest, roughest, toughest of the elves and the most hardcore of the Fellowship. Legolas is like the freaking Schwarzenegger of the elves, nbd.
  • Best friend is a dwarf whose father was literally imprisoned by Legolas’ father and yet he still brought him to the Undying Lands for the most awkward family reunion because screw you Thranduil. And let me remind you that a) Gimli is the only, only dwarf who got to make the trip and Legolas invited him. Other people had to get permission from like the literal Valar and Legolas was like I want to bring my mortal bff yeah he wasn’t a ringbearer but whatevs. Also b) most of the people who left in TA 3201 went on like these fleets of beautiful vessels with a master shipbuilder but Legolas was like nope, going to build one myself, never built one before but it can’t be that hard, right?
  • While Sindarin is the most common Elvish language by the time Legolas is alive, it’s considered really ugly and unrefined, but here Legolas is running around probably not even able to speak the language of his ancestors, and I imagine him super proud of what must sound like an awful accent to his people.
  • Also super explains how useless he was at Moira trying to decipher the door because he doesn’t have time to deal with those snobs.
  • All the Fellowship got useful gifts or ones with spiritual meaning but instead Galadriel was like no, Legolas, I’m going to give you this big ass bow that’s bigger than the Mirkwood ones and it’s going to be so sick yeah it’s like taller than you are BUT ITS GOING TO LOOK SO SWEET.
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IF YOU’RE SAD THEN WATCH BRYAN, EDDIE AND BENEDICT GETTING ALL SEXY. FUN STARTS AT 2:41. 

theguardian.com
Women warriors: story of Khatoon Khider and her Daughters of the Sun
Khatoon Khider used to be a popular Yazidi singer. Now she’s the head of an all-women battle unit with Isis in its sights. By Emma Graham-Harrison
By Emma Graham-Harrison

After what happened to Yazidi women and girls, I decided to stop singing until I take revenge for them,” she says. “Maybe I will go back to music, but I think this job as a soldier will be a long one.”

(As a side note: There’s dozens and dozens of these sorts of stories that are constantly mailed to me. I am usually uncomfortable posting them, as there’s a legitimate case to be made that they are wartime propaganda. Most I’ve seen have been poorly written, poorly sourced, and slanted to encourage cheerleading over critical thinking. What sets this one apart for me is its in-depth interviewing, and focus on who she is as a person over the ‘ISIS/ISIL/Daesh fears women’ narrative.)

(thanks to Becca for sending this in!)

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I know that Mary’s covering up her involvement with the British Men of Letters in this specific scene, but it does feel like her approach to hunting is different to John’s, and by extension Sam and Dean’s. She sets out to build networks and alliances with other hunters (which feels like it’s a more common approach?), whereas John burned bridges with Ellen and Bobby, two of the few other hunters he interacted with, and seems to have raised his sons with the expectation that they would hunt mostly by themselves.