mountains in distance

anonymous asked:

The hall of the mountain king plays in the distance as college students s/o and 2p sleeps. Suddenly, s/o jolts up, eyes widened, looking horrified. When asked what's wrong, the music intensifies as s/o says, "I have a five page essay due tomorrow and I haven't even started on it!" And the 2p, who has the same class, didn't even know about the assignment. There is only one laptop. One of them has to reach it from across the room. They have three hours until class start. Reaction?

Ohhhh geez this sounds like a nightmare!! /screaming/

Exchanges that look with s/o that says “Bring it on” before they both jump up and run to the laptop. They are tackling each other and fighting for the right to use it first. Who shall win? – 2p Italy, 2p Japan, 2p Romano, 2p America, 2p China, 2p Canada.

Let’s their s/o do it first; he’ll get it done in less than an hour. Yep he’s that good. – 2p Prussia, 2p England, 2p Russia.

Just goes back to sleep saying “Too late now.” Either doesn’t give a shit or bs’s it. – 2p Germany, 2p Spain, 2p France.

This is why you get your shit done as soon as possible kids!!!

How far can I toss a kobold?

Context: It’s my first legit game of D&D, And i decided i wanted to play a Lizard folk barbarian, and one of the other members was a Kobold monk. 

GM: “You see a moat that measures around 30 feet and 10 feet deep.”

Dwarf paladin: Can we swim across it?

GM: The guards will see you if you don’t sneak.

Paladin: Thats not happening.

Kobold monk: Well I have proficiency in sneak….

Me: How far can I toss a kobold?

Kobold & others :Excuse me? What? Etc.

GM : Whats you’re strength and your height? 

Me: 15 and i’m 7'1…

Gm: 50 feet, athletics check on advantage.

Kobold: Wont the guards still see it?

Gm: Good point, both of you roll stealth after he rolls to throw you.

Me: *Rolls nat 20 for athletics and then a  nat 20 on stealth, .*

Kobold: *Rolls a 5 on his stealth.*

GM: So, the lizardman picks the kobold up by both of his arms and starts spinning him around before letting him go, the guards couldn’t see him as he was perfectly hidden by the shade from mountains in the distance, but they do notice a SCREAMING tiny lizard sailing through the air over the moat. tiny lizard monk, give me an acrobatics roll.

Kobold *rolls 1*

Gm: And the kobalb does not stick the landing….in fact he thought the wall would cushion him….the kobold is unconciouss and will wake up in the dungeon after he wakes up.

Kobold: Why would you do this. 

Me: I wanted to see how far i could throw you… It’s your fault that you couldn’t be thrown right.

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Imagine Waking Up to This Every Morning! von Mark Stevens
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While the black & white image I took had a rich tonal contrast, the color one with this image I found brought a different set of contrasts. On the upper peaks and the left portion of the image was the golden glow of the morning sunlight. The clouds seem to wrap more of that golden glow in the peak of the Big Sister in the far backdrop of the image. On the backside of the mountainside though were textures of the rocks and layers still hidden in the shadows.

Sometimes Cas just talks.

Dean thinks it might be a side-affect of Falling–that after losing the hugeness of a Grace, there’s too much experience and knowledge to keep it all bottled up.

Well, that, and humans generally like to tell stories.

So Dean listens. And in the early hours of the morning, when he closes his eyes after a roll in the hay, Castiel paints the night sky of the Sahara desert across his eyelids, speaking lowly of the cold and heat and the people who live there. 

Cas talks about Spain, and Paris, and Pangaea. About Australia before it was Australia. About Chile. Lebanon. Malawi.

“What’s your favorite place?” Dean asks one night.

Cas says, “Iceland.”

It’s not what Dean is expecting.

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Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA

Unknown Parts (Gaston)- Part One

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans


Pairing: Gaston x OC

Warnings: None

A/N: I know I say this every single time I write someone new, but he was hard to pin down! I definitely went off the live action version, as I felt he had this vulnerable, sweet side to him that appeared once in a while. IDK. Part two isn’t written yet, but I’ll get there. In the meantime, enjoy

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Part Two

There was a place near the western end of the village where you could see the sunset perfectly. A place where the houses and shops petered off and there was nothing but a deep, green valley with purple, snow capped mountains in the distance. From there, I could watch as the sky turned a miraculous shade of dusty pink and the sun sank lower and lower beneath the horizon. Stars would then slowly emerge to replace its light. I never got tired of watching. Some people would scoff and say, ‘once you’ve seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all’. But that wasn’t true at all. Each one was different. Maybe only subtly so, but still. The colors were never quite the same. Which maybe explained why I was having such a hard time capturing it in paint or chalk.

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It’s still hard to believe the colors that appear during a sunset at White Sands.  The bright white sand reflects all the hues of the sky, making the entire landscape look surreal and otherworldly as the sun dips below the horizon.  Using the new panoramic camera I finally got an image that captured the entire event from the deep blues and purples of twilight on the left to the explosive yellows and reds of sunset on the right.  Even the silhouetted Organ mountains in the distance took on a unique color.

I was incredibly excited about this image as I watched the sunset happen.  Only one piece of film came out with all the elements that I wanted, as the colors started to fade from the clouds during a second exposure of this scene.  I’m glad it came out perfectly!

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - March 2015

Shot Notes:
Velvia 50 6x17, 105mm lens
30 seconds at f32, polarizing filter