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Pairing: Fallen angel!Bucky x Star hunter!Reader x Star hunter!Steve

Summary: You and Steve are “star hunters” and one faithful night come across an unusual falling star

A/N: So the falling star au came second and we just had to write it! Enjoy 

Word count: 934
Author: @writemarvelousthings

Originally posted by jucys01

It had been a spectacular sight to see. In all your years of Star Hunting, you had never seen anything like it. Steve had to practically shake you awake as you nearly missed it. The exploding light in the sky came crashing down to earth barely 200 yards away from your little truck, you were almost thrown backward as Steve hit the gas driving across the field like a man possessed towards the crash site.

“This could be it (Y/N) this could be our big break” Steve’s eyes shimmered with childlike excitement as the large crater came into view. It made your heart hammer in your chest, Steve’s infectious excitement was one for the first things that made you fall for him. You laugh as Steve throws the truck into park haphazard, you’re already halfway out of the truck before Steve’s even got his seat belt off. In a flurry of arms and equipment as you climbed the upturned earth, but what greeted you made you stand in shock.

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Lovesick Blues Part 1

Originally posted by sebastiansource

Sugar Daddy Sebastian fic inspired by this post. New series and probably a slow burn. Enjoy. Tag List open.


When Sebastian woke up in his king sized bed and his red silky sheets, he knew he was a changed man. He got up from the bed and made his way to the large balcony with the spectacular view of New York. His divorce with the witch of a wife he had was finally over and he was free to do whatever he wanted. Him and his wife have not been getting along for a long time yet she loved what Sebastian’s money could offer to her. Sebastian didn’t mind. He didn’t care. He mad the money she spent on a daily basis every 10 minutes. What he didn’t want was another cause of stress in his already stressful CEO life. Sebastian was the owner of several European countries in the U.S and he was one of the most powerful men in the world.

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You have to read it with a deep and calm documentary commentator’s voice.

I *love* the term protogay. I first read it in Diane Ehrensaft’s major work, “Gender Born, Gender Made”. It describes children that are viewed by adults and society at large to be potentially gay - gender non-conforming in general, that is. I like it because it pinpoints how we, through our eyes, sexualize behaviors that don’t have anything to do with sexual orientation.

It hits really close to home, as many of my hobbies and interests were often considered signs of a future sexuality by adults surrounding me as a child.

Homes: São Paulo Apartment by SuperLimã
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São Paulo Apartment by SuperLimão


This apartment inside a São Paulo block designed by the late modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer has been overhauled to reveal its original ribbed ceiling and board-marked concrete walls.

The 137-square-metre apartment is located on the 11th floor of the 38-storey Edifício Copan in downtown São Paulo, a building completed by Niemeyer in 1961.

Among the country’s largest buildings, the apartment block is known for its sinuous facade that is covered in rows of sinuous concrete ribs.

Local studio SuperLimão was asked to transform the flat into an open-plan, loft-like space, but were prevented from doing so by two existing structural walls that run the full length of the space.

The architects instead removed a series of partitioning walls to create three long spaces that connect to windows at either end, allowing for plenty of natural light and ventilation.

The studio also made large openings in each of the structural walls, providing views and easy routes through the apartment.

The inner structural walls are stripped back to expose the original board-marked concrete, and the ceiling plaster was removed to reveal the ribbed slab.

The granite flooring throughout the residence is the same as that used in the common areas of the apartment block.

Each of the three spaces has a different function. A television room is placed nearest the entrance, while a combined kitchen, dining and living area is set in the centre, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are located at the farthest end.

The concrete brises that define the facade of the building run across the windows of the television room and the lounge.

The kitchen and dining room, and the master bedroom occupy the other side of the building, where perforated breeze blocks cover the majority of the windows.

The only exception is the upper portion, where hinged windows open to allow the breeze through.

Lighting in galvanised steel tubes runs through the ceiling and the walls – one of a number of industrial-style finishes in the residence.

Others include the colourful steel kitchen cabinets in hues of green and red, a large storage cabinet and the lounge table made from a wooden pallet.

Source: Dezeen

Two Tickets Ch. 3

Summary: Natsu thought everything in his life was slipping from his control. That was, until fate brought him to Gray’s front door, literally. He made a new friend, but he soon realized he wanted something more. He never thought Gray would reciprocate those feelings, but sometimes life has a way of surprising you. Gratsu. High School AU. Cover photo by @kagomenesan can be found here.

Pairing: Natsu/Gray (Gratsu)

Genre: Friendship/Romance/Hurt & Comfort

Rated M. See chapter 1 for list of warnings. I do not own Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima does.

People who may want to be tagged (if not just let me know and I’ll remove it) @icedragonprincess, @truedreamchasing, @chiyala.

Read Chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4

Read on FF.net or AO3.


Chapter Three: Facing his feelings

Natsu swore the air in his lungs vanished when he saw those dark blue eyes staring back at him. His heart nearly beat out of his chest as his fingers dug into his thighs.

Was he supposed to do it?

Was he supposed to kiss Gray?

The bottle said so, but was he ready? Would Gray even let him? Surely he knew the chances of landing on a guy were high too? Maybe he wouldn’t care?

It was just a kiss after all.

Natsu’s heart dropped at that thought. No, maybe for anyone else it would be just a kiss, but Natsu knew he wouldn’t see it like that. At least not with Gray.

His hands started shaking as the nervousness set in. He could tell Gray was anxious too from the way he kept grabbing at the zipper of his jacket before letting go. He wanted to strip, meaning he was worried as well.

Natsu finally tore his gaze away from Gray’s as he looked around at his friends. Everyone snickered and smiled, waiting for the show. Cana even yelled something that sounded like ‘hurry up’, but he couldn’t be sure. He wasn’t sure he could even hear in that moment, his blood roaring in his ears.

Natsu looked back at Gray, hesitating before asking, “C-can I?”

Gray’s eyes widened at the question, his body jolting an inch back. Natsu felt a pang in his chest. That looked like rejection to him. He already knew Gray wouldn’t like him as more than a friend, but confirming it hurt a lot worse than he thought it would.

“Come on!” Lucy called out, arm around Cana’s shoulder. “We had to kiss other girls! It’s about time two guys got picked!”

Cana and Erza cheered with her while Levy buried her face in her palms, fingers slightly parted so she could still get a small peek.

Natsu’s stomach twisted painfully. He felt like throwing up. Deep down he knew he wanted to kiss Gray. He thought about it on more than one occasion during the last few weeks. He just never thought the opportunity would present itself.

He also didn’t expect Gray to look so disgusted by the idea. Natsu could see a bead of sweat rolling down his forehead despite the temperature of the room being neutral. There was no reason to sweat unless he was nervous.

“Fuck,” Natsu muttered, heart pounding wildly as he gave into his desires. “Let’s just get this over with!”

He tried to convince himself he was just doing it for everyone else, but he couldn’t deny how thrilled he felt when he cupped Gray’s neck, leaning in to press his warm lips against his.

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The Horrors Of Spring | Chapter Three

Summary: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. The four courts that serve as the pillars of the fae realm, united in peace, and yet their words could not be further apart. Natsu Dragneel, Prince of Summer, feels as though the weight of royalty will be his undoing. But when the Courts begin to gather, he soon discovers there are those far more trapped than he.

Rating: M                                      Words: 2980

Prologue / Chapter One / Chapter Two

A/N: So long time no update. Life is so busy lately and I am so stressed I am barely online at all these days and unfortunately I haven’t had the chance or the motivation to write any more of this but I thought since it had been a while since the last update I should at least post something.So here’s chapter three! I hope you enjoy it and that you let me know what you think! 

The Pinioned Princess


      “All that blood was never once beautiful. It was just red.” – Kait Rokowski


Natsu squirmed in his royal finery. Igneel had instructed him to dress in his best clothes for the Gathering of the Courts, but his best was not his most comfortable. His coat was tailored to fit him, but the red fabric felt heavy on his shoulders, another reminder of the burden of royalty. The high collar grazed his jaw every time he turned his head, and he didn’t even bother trying to fasten all the golden buttons. He’d rolled his black pants up to just below his knee and departed without any shoes, causing Igneel to frown at him when they had left for The Shared Plains, the place of the Gathering. Or as its centre was more commonly called, The Crossroads.

Igneel and Erza chatted idly in front of him as they crossed into neutral territory, but Natsu’s own thoughts were too occupied to offer much in the way of conversation. He noticed the way they both carried themselves with an air that requested respect, and he knew they both got it. It made him grimace to himself slightly. Natsu didn’t know how to give that sort of impression, but he was realising now that his dishevelled appearance wouldn’t help him much. The other fae gathered at The Crossroads would regard Igneel and Erza’s entrance in admiration, he was sure of it.

He did not know what kind of reaction he would get.

Gods, he really hated these gatherings. He would have fled for the day if not for the combined wrath of his father and his most trusted guard; and the desire to make a good impression on the Spring Court royals in order to find Lucy again.

“Something on your mind Natsu?” Igneel questioned.

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“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

-Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

On the subject of The Anime Awards...

I’m genuinely pretty proud of how Mob Psycho did, even in the categories it didn’t win!  I think we should be very proud of how many votes Mob Psycho 100 got in a lot of these categories.  There’s a lot of disappointment, sadness and general negativity and I’d like you guys to hear me out and maybe have a bit of optimism from this whole affair brought to you!

Hero of the Year

Mob was genuinely pretty close here!  I’m not surprised that Deku from MHA won, because he is a dynamic and interesting shounen hero, and more traditionally fills the role.  The fact that Mob is recognized as a hero at all is really amazing to me because the story really does treat him as a victim of circumstance more than an active force.

His heroic actions haven’t even really happened yet, most manga readers will know!  What someone who has only watched the anime will see from Mob is a kid who’s only driving motivation is to be well-liked and to keep his family safe.  The fact that Mob received 29k votes for Hero of the Year isn’t something to sneeze at, let alone imagine what it’ll be like when future arcs get animated!

Best Boy

Reigen literally came in second place.  That’s so perfect, you guys, he had enough of an impact to earn that title!  And it’s not like Yuri is a bad character to lose to, either - Yuri IS a great character in his own right and is just as dynamic and fun as Reigen can be.  YoI has some bumps in its production, but the character writing never really was one of them imo - this was an honorable defeat and hey, a silver medal matches Reigen’s suit better, don’t you think?

Best Fight Scene

We did win best fight scene, and the fight they picked?  Episode 8, Mob VS Koyama - the most serious, brutal and horrific fight in the season.  The turning point.  The moment where the stakes were so high, and we hurt to see these poor kids being forced into violence.  The animation was good, but more importantly, the impact of what was happening there landed the fight a victory by 15k votes.

Best Animation

Holy fucking shit you guys I cannot even complain about getting second place here - look at our lead against Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which is the show I was seriously examining as the competitor for Mob Psycho’s animation!  We got nearly 20k more votes than that show, and goodness gracious, the giant chunk of votes YoI usually gets was smaller than usual in this category.  I think most people can actually recognize the difference in quality!  But I’ve already rambled at length about why MP100′s animation is good so I’ll clip myself here.

Best Action

I seriously didn’t expect MP100 to win here, you guys, even if it was a pretty close race - it’s not a show that exactly focuses on the action even if that is an aspect of the experience.  It’s pretty amazing that the action of a character staying mostly stationary and waving his hand at people to attack them turns out to be the winning action scene!  There were some serious contenders here, but reflecting on it, I can absolutely see why Mob Psycho deserves this.  The animation is very dynamic, the shifting mixed media often accentuates the violence and movement of a scene, and half of the fights feature creepy spirits and extremely surreal psychic powers - and the scenes are only enhanced with the soundtrack done by the legendary Kenji Kawai.  Considering so much of the action is also sprinkled with comedy and is PACED super well (ONE is just the king of good pacing, imo, but that’s a rant for another day) it’s no wonder.

Best Opening

We blew all of the other competition besides YoI out of the water on this one.  We have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.  Without YoI, it would’ve been no contest!  And you know what?  YoI’s opening is good, as well - I can’t even attribute the victory entirely to YoI’s bigger fanbase, either, because their OP was very beautifully and artfully done.  Other OPs were left in the dust with our two monumentally big votes in these categories, though.  We completely deserve the silver medal.

Best Ending

Not as monumental of a landslide, but we still did excellent.  We should be proud of Miyo Sato’s work on this ending, and how it’s more dynamic and such a beautiful piece of oil-on-glass work.  Mother’s Basement has already rambled at beautifully detailed length about this ED so definitely go watch his video.

In General

We all knew this was going to be a popularity contest - look at how many more votes were for YoI than for ANY other anime!  It was one of the most-watched anime this season, and their categories got nearly 50k more votes than other ones.  No other anime actually HAD that crazy huge of a lead in any of the categories, most victories were 10k-30k victories in comparison.  We were fighting a behemoth, and a base of people that probably have ONLY watched YoI.

I think we need to remember that most casual anime watchers will only really watch one show at a time.  A lot of people just don’t have the time to dedicate to watching more than 20 minutes a week - busy lives, hectic schedules, and other hobbies will compete for people’s time and not everyone decides that anime is their preferred time sink.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.  So my perspective of these voting results?  They show how monumentally popular and successful YoI was, and how much of an impact it made on the anime-viewing public at large.  They show that YoI touched a LOT of people, enough that they shared it with everyone they could and almost everyone - and it’s not like it’s a bad show in any sense of the word!  It’s well-written, has extremely lovable characters and absolutely phenomenal character chemistry.  If it were something stupid like Sword Art Online I would feel insulted, but Yuri On Ice is a beautiful show and absolutely deserves its popularity.

So what exactly am I getting at with that?  Well, simply this: nearly everyone I spoke to that had seen YoI but had also seen other anime spread their votes out.  I had to chuckle when a couple friends went “Yuri on Ice is my favorite show” but then voted for Reigen for Best Boy, or Mob Psycho for best animation.  If you look at how Mob Psycho ranked compared to shows besides YoI, it came out on top almost every time.  Mob Psycho 100 performed so well compared to so many of the other shows, and it’s not like the shows that were competing were bad. Nearly everything we voted for had extremely good merits.

So for Mob Psycho 100 to do as well as it did, despite the fact that it’s not as popular as YoI?  I’m glowing with pride, as a fan of it - and I think you should be too.  I can only hope that we can settle down and not bicker, because I’d love to encourage people to watch Mob Psycho 100 as well as Yuri On Ice, and learn to love and appreciate them both.  If any Yuri on Ice fans have any questions about Mob Psycho 100, please ask me - I love talking in brief or at length about my absolute favorite show and I would absolutely love to share it with you as you all have shared Yuri on Ice with me.

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VLA begins huge project of cosmic discovery

All-sky survey will be unique resource for researchers


Astronomers have embarked on the largest observing project in the more than four-decade history of the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) – a huge survey of the sky that promises a rich scientific payoff over many years.

Over the next 7 years, the iconic array of giant dish antennas in the high New Mexico desert will make three complete scans of the sky visible from its latitude – about 80 percent of the entire sky. The survey, called the VLA Sky Survey (VLASS), will produce the sharpest radio view ever made of such a large portion of the sky, and is expected to detect 10 million distinct radio-emitting celestial objects, about four times as many as are now known.

“This survey puts to work the tremendously improved capabilities of the VLA produced by the upgrade project that was completed in 2012. The result will be a unique and extremely valuable tool for frontier research over a diverse range of fields in astrophysics,” said Tony Beasley, Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

Astronomers expect the VLASS to discover powerful cosmic explosions, such as supernovae, gamma ray bursts, and the collisions of neutron stars, that are obscured from visible-light telescopes by thick clouds of dust, or that otherwise have eluded detection. The VLA’s ability to see through dust will make the survey a tool for finding a variety of structures within our own Milky Way that also are obscured by dust.

The survey will reveal many additional examples of powerful jets of superfast particles propelled by the energy of supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. This will yield important new information on how such jets affect the growth of galaxies over time. The VLA’s ability to measure magnetic fields will help scientists gain new understanding of the workings of individual galaxies and of the interactions of giant clusters of galaxies.

“In addition to what we think VLASS will discover, we undoubtedly will be surprised by discoveries we aren’t anticipating now. That is the lesson of scientific history, and perhaps the most exciting part of a project like this,” said Claire Chandler, VLASS Project Director.

The survey began observations on September 7. It plans to complete three scans of the sky, each separated by approximately 32 months. Data from all three scans will be combined to make sensitive radio images, while comparing images from the individual scans will allow discovery of newly-appearing or short-lived objects. For the survey, the VLA will receive cosmic radio emissions at frequencies between 2 and 4 GigaHertz, frequencies also used for satellite communications and microwave ovens.

NRAO will release data products from the survey as quickly as they can be produced. Raw data, which require processing to turn into images, will be released as soon as observations are made. “Quick look” images, produced by an automated processing pipeline, typically will be available within a week of the observations. More sophisticated images, and catalogs of objects detected, will be released on timescales of months, depending on the processing time required.

In addition, other institutions are expected to enhance the VLASS output by performing additional processing for more specialized analysis, and make those products available to the research community. The results of VLASS also will be available to students, educators, and citizen scientists.

Completing the VLASS will require 5,500 hours of observing time. It is the third major sky survey undertaken with the VLA. From 1993-1996, the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) used 2932 observing hours to cover the same area of sky as VLASS, but at lower resolution. The FIRST (Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty centimeters) Survey studied a smaller portion of sky in more detail, using 3200 observing hours from 1993 to 2002.

“The NVSS and FIRST surveys have been cited more than 4,500 times in scientific papers, and that number still is growing,” said Project Scientist Mark Lacy. “That’s an excellent indication of the value such surveys provide to the research community,” he added.

Since the NVSS and FIRST surveys were completed, the VLA underwent a complete technical transformation. From 2001-2012, the original electronic systems designed and built during the 1970s were replaced with state-of-the-art technology that vastly expanded the VLA’s capabilities.

“This upgrade made the VLA a completely new scientific tool. We wanted to put that tool to use to produce an all-sky survey that would benefit the entire astronomical community to the maximum extent possible,” Beasley said.

In 2013, NRAO announced that it would consider conducting a large survey, and invited astronomers from around the world to submit ideas and suggestions for the scientific and technical approaches that would best serve the needs of researchers. Ideas were also solicited during scientific meetings, and a Survey Science Group was formed to advise NRAO on the survey’s scientific priorities that includes astronomers from a wide variety of specialties and institutions.

Based on the recommendations from the scientific community, NRAO scientists and engineers devised a design for the survey. In 2016, a pilot survey, using 200 observing hours, was conducted to test and refine the survey’s techniques. The Project Team underwent several design and operational readiness reviews, and finally obtained the go-ahead to begin the full survey earlier this year.

“Astronomy fundamentally is exploring – making images of the sky to see what’s there. The VLASS is a new and powerful resource for exploration,” said Steve Myers, VLASS Technical Lead.

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Name: Razer NZXT H440 Gaming Case

Price: $128.00

Buy Now Link: NZXT H440 Gaming Case

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Powerful Alliace

Razer and NZXT™ have teamed up to create the first Designed by Razer licensed PC case.

Razer became the No. 1 gaming brand in the world by continuously creating products that defy convention and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, goals echoed by PC case manufacturer NZXT. It is this shared dedication to innovation that has brought both leading brands together to create the H440 Designed by Razer. Bearing a unique custom finish that is distinctly Razer, this edition of the top-selling enthusiast favorite fuses incredible design, impossible form factor and extensive customization possibilities, all in a whisper quiet chassis.Predatory Design Featuring the Triple-Headed Snake logo in the front and PSU panel, a sleek black matte finish, hexagonal mesh, as well as signature Razer green illuminated LED power button and underglow, The H440 – Designed by Razer is the silent predator custom built to complete any true gamer’s ecosystem.

Maximum Customization With insane GPU clearance, seven customizable expansion slots, front/top/rear radiator support, and an internal cooling system, The H440 – Designed by Razer™ is a platform to build endless possibilities. Clean. Inside and Out The NZXT™ H440 – Designed by Razer™ features a doorless, ODD-free front panel made entirely of steel while a large, full-view window reveals an interior specially engineered to make any build seamless and beautiful. Port Lights Tinted Window Integrated PSU Shroud

Effortless Cable Management

The NZXT™ H440 – Designed by Razer™ ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing anyone to become an expert on clean cable management.

Liquid Cooling Support

Compatible with 140mm and 120mm fans, the steel top and front panels support radiators up to 360mm in size to offer comprehensive water cooling performance in a sleek, minimalist package, all brought together by Razer’s signature design elements.

Tech Specs: 

Model Number:

CA-H440W-RA

Drive Bays:

External 5.25-in. : 0

Internal 3.5-in. / 2.5-in. : 6+2

Cooling System:

Front: 2x 140 mm or 3x 120 mm (3 x 120 mm FN V2 Fans Included)

Top: 2x 140 mm or 3x 120 mm

Rear: 1x 140 / 120mm (1 x 140 mm FN V2 Fan Included)

Filters:

Front Side (Included)

Bottom Front (Included)

Bottom Rear (Included)

Radiator Support:

Front 2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm

Top 2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm

Rear 1 x 140 / 120mm

Clearance:

GPU Clearance With HDD Cage: 294 mm

GPU Clearance Without HDD Cage: 406.2 mm

CPU Cooler: 180 mm

Cable Management:

Lowest Point - 17.7 mm; Highest Point 32.5 mm

Dimensions:

220mm x 510mm x 475.3mm

Material:

SECC Steel, ABS Plastic

Motherboard Support:

Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX

Expansion Slots: 7

External Electronics:

1 x Audio 1 x Mic

I/O Panel LED On/Off

Product Weight: 9.75 kg

USB 3.0 Ports: 2

USB 2.0 Ports: 2

Warranty: 2 Years

2000 Miles Final

A/N: So this is the last part. I had the worst writer’s block when I started writing this. I struggled since early November with it and just pushed through with it even though there were still bits I wasn’t sure about, so I just wanted to say a massive thanks for reading this and all the lovely comments and notes. I’m always crap at responding but I always appreciate it. 

Rae reached the taxi ranks  and passed a sheet of paper with the name of the main square on it and the driver tapped to his meter to tell her the price. She nodded and got into the back and they drove the rest of the distance.

For once the universe didn’t seem to be conspiring against her and the snow hadn’t started to fall till then in a feathery downpour. An earlier flurry had thawed out into sludge that collected on the edges of the roads and the sides of pavements as the flurry gathered momentum and continued to fall down as they reached for the main square. 

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