movie: stranded

Your OTP getting stranded on the near-abandoned highway when Person B’s car breaks down with no cell service. Person A takes out their bike from the trunk and offers to let Person B ride on the tiny seat attached to the back. After some convincing, Person A pedals to the nearest gas station with Person B huddled on the rear seat. Bonus if Person B looks far too large for the bike. 

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Cyborg: Let’s go. Unless you want to stay here goofing around with your girlfriend!

[long pause in which Robin breathes deeply]

Robin: She’s NOT my girlfriend!!!!

[Starfire falls over in shock]

Starfire: I am not your friend?

[Robin looks over the railing to see the Shrieker climbing back up]

Starfire: I am not a girl?

Robin: Maybe this isn’t the best time!

Starfire: If I am not your girlfriend, then what am I?

So, after the flaming pic of Star, Robin looks worriedly between the Shrieker and Star, like he doesn’t know which is the bigger problem. It’s quiet funny. I actually saw a gif of that scene floating around on Tumblr, and if anyone finds it, would you please tell me? Thanks! 

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This video makes me so happy…I was smiling during the entire video.

STRANDED READING @ MECHACON

Books and Cupcakes May Book Photo Challenge
Day 15: Frustrating Read
I have to go with “Paper Towns” for this one. I read it after, I had read “Will Grayson Will Grayson” which I really dislike. So I think, that I didn’t enjoy it as much, as I could have done. Since I was so disapoited by “Will Grayson Will Grayson”.(sorry)

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Iraqi Yazidi MP Breaks Down in Parliament: ISIL is Exterminating my People

Iraqi Kurdish MP from the ancient Yazidi faith, Vian Dakhil, gave a very emotional appeal in the Iraqi Parliament while in tears to rescue the Yazidis of Iraq from being exterminated by the Wahhabi terrorist group, the Islamic State.

Gate Malfunction

“Captain, I have the results from the spacewalk.”

“Good, show them here.” 

“No need sir. The situation is unchanged.”

“Shit. Still no activity from the gate?”

“No sir.” 

“Damn it. What else can we do?”

“Sir, I just don’t know. We’ve been hanging here for 26 shipboard days now. My team has tried everything. The stargate won’t open.”

“Sounds to me like you’re giving up, Chief.”

“It’s alien technology, Captain.”

“I know damn well it’s alien technology. But there has to be a way. It’s engineering and physics, not magic.”

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Look, you know this stargate network is billions of years old. Maybe it simply broke down.”

“I don’t believe that. Maybe they’re testing us.”

“Who?”

“The Gate Makers.”

“You honestly think they’re still out there?”

“God, I don’t know.“

“I think we’d have seen something of theirs besides these gates. They’re gone. They gave us the stars, and now they’re taking them away.”

“No, Chief. Not the stars. Earth. They’ve taken away Earth. Without the gate we’re stuck with the three planets in this system and that’s it.”

“We might be able to make a viable colony on one of them. Rendezvous with the other two  survey ships in the system.”

“Sounds like an option. How long would it take us to get back without the gate?”

“On the main drive?”

“Yeah.” 

“If we are where I think we are, about twelve thousand years.”

"Right. Let’s compute a course for planetary orbit.”

99 stories to go.