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Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Perhaps the London mayor is correct in a gun-free society….bring that shit to Texas and see what happens.  #lonestarstate  #WeHaveGuns

The U.S. tourism industry is expecting 2 million fewer visitors because of Trump

  • The United States’ tourism and hospitality industries are freaking out over the effect that Trump’s presidency is expected to have on foreign tourism, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.
  • America is set to see a decline of almost 2 million international travelers this year, the biggest drop off since the height of the global financial crisis, said a study by an industry group cited by the Journal. 
  • The biggest drop offs are set to occur in the U.S.’s two major international travel hubs, New York City, and Los Angeles. Read more (3/10/17 11:35 AM)
The Old College Try (Lin/Reader roommate AU)

Summary: You spent the summer before your freshman year of college thinking your roommate was going to be a girl named Lin. When you get to campus, that’s not what you find.

Part One: In which there are rooming assignment mishaps, salsa dancing, and Lunchables.  

You can find Part Two here!

You can find Part Three here!

Note: Write-a-thon Day 1! This can probably stand alone, but I’m tentatively calling it Part 1 out of 3. College!Lin is hard to walk away from, and I have plans for him.

Rating: T

Words: 2803

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The first general strike will be on Friday. Here’s what it’s trying to accomplish.

  • Amidst the hundreds of protests occurring spontaneously across a broad coalition, word of a protest of a whole different kind has been sweeping the country: calls for a “general strike,” a work stoppage that goes beyond putting bodies in the streets.
  • Put together by individual organizers across the country in response to a call for a strike by author Francine Prose in a column for the Guardian, the first of such strikes will come on Friday.But it’s difficult to say exactly how wide-spread this first strike will be. 

  • There will be rallies in major cities like New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia. But whether or not the single day strike can unify around a single message and make their point clear to the Trump administration remains to be seen. Read more. (2/16/2017 6:22 PM)

“Percy, I’m sure it would be fine if we just put them all together in our flat, order a couple of pizza’s and set up the projector for a movie." 

"Annabeth, that’s too simple, we need to treat them, take them to a theme park and get them crazy and stuff!" 

"No! I will not be responsible for half-injured or half-drunk twenty somethings parading across New York City." 


O-kay! I did a drawing of Percy and Annabeth going to college as an Art major (Percy) and an Architect major (Annabeth) so here’s a scene where they arrange a get together with both of their sets of friends C: 


‘Not My President’s Day’ protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country are expected to turn out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers are calling “Not My President’s Day.” Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere.

(Photos: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News [3], Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images [2])

See more images from the protests on Yahoo News.

Actor Louis

i’ll bring the bread because boy, you’re the jam by scagnetism (8k)

Just when he’s about to stop clicking the next button and claim defeat, maybe put some posters up around town, he’s met with a picture of white cardstock lying on a table, words written in black Sharpie with careful, deliberate strokes. “Hiiii,” it reads, “if you’re reading this, you’ve found my camera! I’d love it if you could contact me so I can get it back. It’d be the nice thing to do.”

Or the AU where Harry loses his camera. Louis finds it. They fall for each other via email.

walk my days on a wire by sunshiner (38k)

Harry hums, staring at his hands in his lap, and Louis can still feel their smoothness, how solid they were in between his own. “Do you think it’s the same for us? Are we here only because of the likeliness of our jobs? Of our lives?”
“We’re here because we have inventive managers,” Louis says, giving Harry’s leg a little nudge with his knee, but all that’s going around in his head is, I think I’d be in the same spot in every possible universe.

or, when actor Louis Tomlinson used to daydream about dating Harry Styles, this is not what he had in mind.

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❝ Welcome to Major League Soccer. We’re messing with the big boys now. ❞

I have way too many aspirations for one life. I want to be an author and a poet and a nurse and a flight attendant and I want to own a cute little coffee shop where people come to write or read or just exist and I want to sell everything I own and just travel around the world and I want to live in a super small town where everyone knows each others names and I want to raise my children there and I want to be a tattoo artist and make my body into the master piece that it deserves to be and I want to travel to Africa and build houses and I want to become a doctor and cure cancer and I want to be be a dog trainer and an astronaut and I want to be a photographer and I want to be a journalist for a major magazine in New York and walk everywhere in heels and go to fashion shows on my days off and I want to be a consoler for teenagers who struggle with mental illness and help them the way no one helped me and I want to be a kindergarten teacher and a stay at home mom and all of this is too much for one lifetime and that’s the problem.
—  4am
New York Ghoul Shance au (Tokyo Ghoul)

Lance is a human living in Brooklyn, in a small apartment with his loving cat Azul. Lance actually doesn’t care that much for ghouls, and believes if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone. He’s majoring in art in New York Academy of Art. He specializes in water color, but is practicing oil painting.

As he was walking to his school, he was almost hit by a car until a man with a scar on his nose saved him. Lance fell in love with the man just like that.

So a model comes in known as Shiro, the man who saved him. Lance is having difficulty trying not to stare to much, just to make.

After the modeling, Shiro goes to Lance and ask if he could take Lance out for coffee. Of course Lance agrees, and can’t believe that this handsome man just asked him out.

They hit it off, but not yet together. For some odd reason, Shiro avoids the whole idea of being in a relationship with Lance. Which hurts Lance and wonders if he’s just not good enough for Shiro.

Lance offers to make Shiro dinner at his apartment, hoping he could win Shiro over with a nice dinner.

Shiro comes over, they chat, laugh, and almost kiss. But they were interpreted by something burning. Lance rushes to cool it down, and luckily saving the chicken. As Lance was cut some vegetables, he accidentally cuts himself. Lance hisses in pain as he ask if Shiro could get the first aid kit in the restroom.

But Lance is pinned down into the wall with such force. Lance is confused until he sees the black and red eyes looking at him hungrily. Lance starts to silently cry as Shiro smirks at him.

“You smell so good Lance, I already ate but…Another bite wouldn’t be so bad.”

Lance knows that he can’t escape and accepts his faith. He shut his eyes and turn his head away, revealing his neck. Shiro bites his neck without hesitation until he hears Lance say:

“Shiro… I do owe you my life.. and I love you. J-Just please make it painless.”

Shiro’s eyes widened and let’s go of Lance, he backs away horrified of what he did. And whispers a sorry as he runs out of the apartment. Lance is shook and holds himself as cries his eyes out.

Lance hasn’t seen Shiro since, he keeps telling himself that he could be happy that Shiro won’t bother him anymore. But he misses him so much, that he breaks down crying during class.

After a stressful tiring day, Lance goes to a local coffee shop to just drink his stress awake with a nice cup of ice chocolate frappe. Until he bumps into someone, Lance was apologizing for his clumsiness. It’s Shiro, with the most saddest face he ever seen.

Lance just stares until he gives Shiro a tired smile. “Oh hello Shiro, how are you-”

“Has it healed?…”

“Yes it has…”

“I’m so sorry Lance…I should have told you but I fell in love with you so much that I was afraid you’ll never love me.”

Lance’s eyes widened and stare at Shiro, Shiro ask if they could go somewhere private to talk. Of course Lance says yes, and they walk to Central Park.

Shiro explains to Lance that he was force to go to war, since ghouls are drifted first before humans. And they were fed human flesh everyday and such. Shiro goes on explaining the type of Ghoul he is and how the smell of blood could make a Ghoul what to kill their own best friend.

Shiro looks at Lance and tells him he doesn’t have to forgive him for what he did. And he doesn’t expect for him to love him at all.

Lance takes Shiro’s hand and tells him he loves him. They softly kiss and Shiro promises Lance he never take another bite from him ever again.

Their love grows, and Lance keeps Shiro’s secret of being a ghoul. And Shiro hasn’t even thought about taking another bite from Lance. They met other ghouls with human relationships such.

Shiro promises to protect Lance until his last breath. And Lance just kisses his nose and tells him he loves him.

I was rewatching the anime for no reason uvu

I’ll draw some designs of them and I might add a heith Tokyo Ghoul au too c:

Hey guys! This is Christy and Katherine (we’re both first year students in uni). We’ve been following the studyblog community for a while but recently we decided to start our own blog (:

Here’s a little bit about us:

Christy: I am studying in New York, majoring in business (marketing and finance) with a minor in business of entertainment media and technology. I like to play tennis and I’m also into graphic design!

Katherine: I am a first year studying in Boston, and have yet to decide on a major/minor (though I am interested in pursuing law in the future!) I like reading, and watching TV :)  

We also really wanted to thank these studyblrs (and many more) for motivating us to start our own blog:

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