market fire

whispers-in-the-star-light  asked:

HC for the Yule Ball

  • The Gryffindors excited for the concept of a ball
  • But really no one knows what exactly you do at a ball like do we dance the whole time?
  • Gryffindors grudgingly turning to the Slytherin for dress robe advice
  • Gryffindors being seen working out way more than usual, trying to look the best they can for the ball
  • The guys having unreasonable concerns like “what if I grow six inches between now and then and these stupid robes don’t fit?!?”
  • Gryffindors and Slytherins getting into fights when they ask the same person to the ball
  • In the end the Hufflepuffs get their dates anyway
  • Gryffindor girls coming up with dj lists that they hand off to the faculty like “you better play these songs or else it really won’t be a party”
  • Gryffindors trying to convince teachers not to give them homework because they are already stressed out enough trying to find a date
  • Gryffindors setting up a black market for fire whiskey, marketing it to give people the courage to ask others out and to have a better time the night of
  • Gryffindor girls refusing flat out to wear heels and spending the whole evening barefoot
  • Gryffindors starting a mosh pit with the Durmstrang kids
  • One of the seventh year Gryffindors grabbing the mike and singing an actually incredible ballot, making all the ladies swoon
  • Trying to start an after party in the green houses and getting busted
  • So they just move it up to the Gryffindor common room like usual because really they aren’t not going to party 
  • Gryffindors passing around a petition to have classes suspended the week after in order to "reward us for our diplomatic effort with other schools”

-Shannon

I really like Awakening, but there is one thing that just bothers me to no end. It’s that it was put into the Archanea Timeline/Universe. It bothers me how it caused plotholes like for example with the first Exalt who is like Marth but isn’t him and whatnot. In my opinion Awakening (like how it is now) doesn’t fit in the Archanea Universe. Like if it would be it’s own Universe than Lucina could dress up as the first Exalt instead of Marth. That maybe would also be an opportunity to give the first Exalt a better backstory and maybe some other characters too. That would also mean to replace Tiki and Naga with a new god and maybe give them some backstory with grima too. (I admit I would miss Adult!Tiki but I don’t like Awakening’s Naga >.<). It’s rather easy to avoid most of Awakening’s plotholes. I know that in the end they used Marth’s popularity for marketing so that Fire Emblem would gain more attention since it could have been the last game. But I wish they would have tried a bit harder to make it fit in the Universe. I still like Awakening but that will probably bother me forever. (I hope you guys understand what I mean since English is not my first language >.<)

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As Polish paratroopers landed on their drop zone south-west of Arnhem, Netherlands on 21 September 1944, soldiers from the 10. SS Panzer Division Frundsberg were waiting and made sure they did not receive a warm welcome. The Polish paratroopers were shot out of the sky like birds suffering heavy casualties.

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Meeting Cosmópolis - Part XV: Mercado Público

In 1883, the city’s Public Market was open in the Luzia’s docklands, also working as a whale oil refinery until the 1940s. During this time, it received many immigrants, principally from Papaly, Germania and Nipan.

After the great restoration of 1993, it just works as a market and a simple cafeteria, with the cheapest fish in southern Ypes. There’s also the story of the destructive Public Market’s Fire of 2006, but that’s for another time…

>Random day
>Carlotta still selling vegetables at a market stand because she’s poor LOL
>buy food from her anyway
>some traveler comes through the market
>kinda smells like fire, brimstone, and blood
>LOL BETTER ROAST THIS MOTHERFUCKER
>“do you get to the cloud district very often? who am i kidding, of course you don’t”
>rekt.landscape painting
>tfw later the sky yells
>tfw they killed a dragon
>fucker comes back later to fucking catch one
>they fucking ascend from the cloud district
>mfw

HK VP9

Polymer framed pistol in 9x19mm, it marked Heckler & Koch’s return to the striker-fired market. The VP9 proved to very popular, with the VP40 having just recently been released for sale. Some people speculate a VP45 could be in the works. Note the Inforce APL, which I think stands for Auto Pistol Light. Very clean, minimalistic light for a decent price. I think I may get one for my HK45, but I want a VP9 too someday. (GRH)

Shell Profit Misses Estimates on Refining, Production, Gas Units

Royal Dutch Shell Plc reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates after its three main business units all fell short of its forecasts.

Profit adjusted for one-time items and inventory changes advanced 14 percent from a year earlier to $1.8 billion, Shell said in a statement Thursday. Analysts had expected profit of $2.8 billion, according to the average of 17 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The upstream, downstream and integrated gas businesses all missed company guidance.

The results follow similarly disappointing reports from U.S. peers Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., whose earnings fell well short of estimates. While drillers have responded to the 2 ½-year oil-market rout by firing workers, selling assets and scrapping risky projects, the quarterly figures suggest the industry still needs recovery time, even with crude prices doubling since January 2016.

More from Bloomberg.com: Who Will Pay for San Francisco’s $750 Million Tilting Tower?

Shell’s oil and gas production totaled 3.91 million barrels of oil equivalent a day in the quarter, up 28 percent from a year earlier, according to the statement.

The company piled up borrowings following its $54 billion purchase of BG Group Plc. While Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden has made debt reduction a top priority, Shell missed its target for asset sales last year as low oil prices depressed valuations. The CEO this week announced the sale of fields in the North Sea and Thailand for as much as $4.7 billion to accelerate the disposals drive.

The company’s B shares, the most widely traded, rose 53 percent in London last year, the first annual gain in three. They’re down 5.6 percent this year.

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further black market headcanoning: 

  • Fire and Lightning’s black market exports are mainly of the manufactured variety – dubious weaponry, knockoffs, etc.
  • Ice and Earth: natural resources. Precious metals, wolf pelts, treasures taken from dragon crypts Earth dragons stumble across. 
  • Earth also shares a market for ancient historical artifacts with Water and Light – fragments of the Pillar are in especially high concentration around Earth, and they’re outrageously valuable. Light’s biggest moneymaker is the Hewn City – individuals interest in Shade-tainted items and Emperor research have a vested interest in it. Water’s specialties are relics of the Second Age found sunken deep below the sea… and some Maren relics, too, much to the ire of the Beastclans.
  • Arcane makes some of the most dangerous and unpredictable black market goods, specifically magical or Shade-touched items and various meteorites.
  • Not every Nature dragon plays that nice – poaching and wild-caught exotic familiars are their forte.
  • Plague dragons? Look at it this way: you ever need a new kidney, you know who to call.
  • Wind and Shadow don’t do much manufacturing or gathering themselves, but they’re the go-to choices for middlemen. Shadow’s rife with cunning business acumen and they excel at smuggling, with their penchant for secrecy and misdirection. Wind dragons tend a bit more toward hiding in plain sight: their deity’s laissez-faire attitude means that the Windswept Plateau is a sort of neutral ground that makes trade easier, and Wind dragons are so well-known for the fact that they can and will go everywhere that few dragons question a curious Wind dragon exploring a far corner of the Sea of a Thousand Currents.