my favorite building

It was the kind of building that remembered things, deep-down things, things that rode tears into the world, telling them back to anyone old enough or wise enough to know how to listen with their eyes.” - Charles Hardy

Excited to go up and spend the day one on one with my favorite building, the Ohio State Reformatory.  This building was where I had my very first paranormal experience and she’s the reason I became a paranormal enthusiast.   I do an overnight investigation there every year but tomorrow will be my first daytime visit in ages and I am excited to be going up alone so I can bond with her. 

If she looks familiar it’s because Ohio State Reformatory was where they filmed The Shawshank Redemption.

A family can be a sweaty, lounging goblin and his two adopted sons, a pissy teenaged martial artist and a tiny, angry vampire.

Cap IM Rec Week 2017 (Monday)

All-New Monday, July 17th: Works newly posted this past year, after the end of the 2016 Reverse Big Bang

Fics are listed from oldest to newest :)

Place Your Bets by RurouniHime (@thegertie)
Summary: Steve Rogers may or may not have just picked up a prostitute. This may or may not be Tony Stark’s fault. In essence, Bucky proposes a bet, Steve is too honorable to ditch a guy just because he has a night job, and damn it, Tony, Rhodey is not the one who started this.
Comment: I already gave this fic a shout-out when I posted @hellogarbagetime​‘s lovely fanart, but it deserves another one, because this fic is just so amazing - the pining is gorgeous and kept tugging at my heartstrings, and how Steve and Tony connected from the very beginning is so beautiful to read about.

This Is Why We Fight by MemoryDragon (@memorydragon​)
Summary: Steve confesses his love to Iron Man but gets rejected because of Iron Man’s loyalty to Tony Stark. He starts to get to know the man Iron Man rejected him for, but before that, robots from the future could tear the whole team apart…
Comment: More identity porn! I love all of MemoryDragon’s fics, and this one was a standout for me because of the identity porn - it’s always interesting in fics when Steve gets along well with Iron Man but not Tony Stark, and this was a fascinating read.

But I Still Feel You by pensversusswords (@pensversusswords​)
Summary: Tony knows a lot of things about Steve. He knows that Steve is a stubborn pain in the ass, he knows that he’s got a heart of gold, and he knows Steve would rather punch his way out of a tricky situation than talk himself out of it. But the one thing Tony knows the most: he’s hopelessly, tragically in love with Steve. In which Tony is impulsive, Steve is confused, and they work it out in the end. Eventually.
Comment: So much awesome angsty pining, with a very oblivious Steve. I commissioned pensversusswords for a Steve/Tony Anne and Gilbert AU last year, and she delivered wonderfully. I adore the way she wrote their friendship and the way Steve slowly comes to his senses - Tony always breaks my heart whenever I reread this fic, but they figure it out in the end. 

Tied to You by ann2who (@stark-spangled-lovers​)
Summary: What does it take for Steve and Tony to get over their insecurities and denial? Being kidnapped and tied up together. Naked. Obviously.
Comment: I love all of ann2who’s fics dearly, but I thought I’d rec this one today because it’s a Post-AOU fic that deals with Steve/Tony’s issues really well, with bonus pining and awkward boners :P

Even Though We Know Love’s Landscape by lazywriter7 (@lazywriter7​)
Summary: But at the core, he’s the same brand of poor little rich guy that dot the shadowed corners of every charity gala, every award function. Sure, maybe it comes in a ‘genius billionaire playboy philanthropist’ package…but his mettle is common iron. A drop of sea water, a dash of air, and he’d rust right through. 
She, on the other hand, is made of better stuff. 
In which Tony compares people to weird things, Steph recites poetry and two dorks fall in love.
Comment: Everytime I rec this fic to someone, it usually ends with me flailing and yelling IT HAS STEPHANIE ROGERS RECITING POETRY TO TONY and begging them to read it. This is my favorite of Kiera’s fics, for many reasons - the gorgeous writing, the poetry, the way she just gets the characters so well… read it!

One Last Second Chance by Muccamukk 
Tony Stark, second newest engineer at Rhodes Labs International, is just trying to rebuild from the ruins of his failed company, vanished fortune, and struggles with alcoholism. His goals include keeping his head down, avoiding stress and convincing Dr. Rhodes to let him build a really cool robot, so why does the universe keep throwing Avengers in his path?
Comment: I had never heard of Earth 57289 before this fic, but it takes the premise and runs with it, and I enjoyed every single minute of this fic, from Tony and Cap at Rhodes Labs, to taking care of Steve in his apartment (with all the h/c goodness!). I wish there were more fics set in this universe.

Unmasked by Sineala (@sineala)
Summary: All the rifts of the Civil War have been healed, everyone is alive again, and the Avengers can finally relax… and party! It’s time for a marathon viewing of the Avengers TV show! Of course, Tony doesn’t remember what happened in any of the episodes that aired while he was the director of SHIELD, but he’s positive he wouldn’t have approved anything… inappropriate. He absolutely wouldn’t have. As it turns out, Tony shouldn’t think so highly of himself.
Comment: I love the way Tony’s feelings are revealed to Steve in this fic, it gave me so many feelings, and the way Steve reacted in the end was perfect.

It Might Almost Be Worth It by nightwalker (@onemuseleft​)
Summary: Tony couldn’t decide if this was more humiliating or frustrating, but either way it was easily the worst thing that had happened all week.
Comment: A sex pollen fic, except Steve is asexual and the team didn’t know. Fics with ace Steve or ace Tony are rare, and I really, really enjoyed this one, and I also loved how the revelation of Steve and Tony having feelings for each other was handled. 

A Budapest Christmas by shetlandowl (@shetlandowl​)
Summary: A Housesitter AU where Tony moves into Steve’s place, charms his parents, befriends his life-long friends, and repairs the relationships Steve ruined in the aftermath of his own heartbreak. Their relationship is a happy, loving, and supportive one; or, at least it was so until Steve showed up unannounced and was congratulated on a marriage he’d never heard of.
Comment: I beta-ed this fic, and it is FREAKING. AWESOME. Fluffy and angsty in turns, Steve/Tony’s relationship is so wonderfully written, and I adored Tony’s relationship with Steve’s parents and the whole town so much.

Stick With Me, Baby, I’m the Fella You Came With by Annie D (scaramouche) (@no-gorms​)
Summary: During the final battle with Ultron, Tony kisses Steve for the first time. Afterward, he makes it clear to Steve that he was just running on adrenaline and not thinking clearly. Steve seems to accept it, but the kiss nudges open a door of possibilities, and the situation escalates.
Comment: Post-AOU fics tend to be hit-and-miss for me, and this was a hit. I adored Steve/Tony’s dynamic and Steve’s characterization in this fic, The way their game grew from something to win at, to something with intent, and feelings, was really fun to read.

Noble Metals by Veldeia (@veldeia​)
Summary: Living together with the Avengers, in a relationship with Steve, Tony’s as happy as he’s ever been—until it turns out he’s dying of palladium poisoning. 
Unwilling to tell anyone, he replaces himself with a Life Model Decoy and breaks up with Steve, so he can hide and focus on fixing his arc reactor before it’s too late.Steve can’t decide if Tony is acting strangely or if that’s just his denial speaking. Tony Mark II struggles to figure out the best course of action, stuck handling issues he was never programmed to deal with. And Tony isn’t sure he can ever get Steve back, even if he survives.
Comment: So much awesome angst. This fic combines two of my favorite things: Tony building a LMD of himself, and the trope breaking up/getting back together trope, and it’s written brilliantly. 

Absolute Towers

Thank you for your inspiring blog! Thank you for sharing your knowledge :) I wanted to ask your opinion about The Marilyn Monroe condos in Mississauga-Ontario. I honestly find them lacking. There is something missing in the concept. Thank you in advance for your input.

Absolute Towers (nicknamed as “Marilyn Monroe Towers” by the locals for the sinuous shape) by MAD architects is a residential condominiums twin tower skyscraper complex in the five tower Absolute City Centre development in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The project design was chosen by a competition. Submissions were judged by a panel which included architects, civic leaders and the development team members.

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A shot of my two favorites building a Cairn along a hiking trail in San Bernardino National Forest.

They really are the cutest.

May 1, 2017

anonymous asked:

This isn't kpop related but your bio says you like to read. Could you recommend a few of your favourite books?

ANON! Of course! I read a lot of fantasy/YA, so excuse my bias. 

Some of my favorite books/series are:

1) Red Rising (Pierce Brown)

Sci-fi YA. I like to call it Hunger Games meets Enders Game. Honestly one of my favorite series. The world building, the fantasy, the suspense. Pierce Brown is a master and this series is something else.

2) Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

Fantasy YA. I love this series - absolutely adore. The first book is fantastic but it’s the direction in the next few (5/6 are currently out) that make me truly adore this world. It takes on a life of it’s own.

3) Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)

So, I’m a Sarah J. Maas fangirl. LOL this book is a twist on Beauty and the Beast, set in the Fey world (not similar to Addewid if you read my fanfic blog lol). Anyways, it was book two of this series that dragged me deep.

4) The Wrath and the Dawn (Renee Ahdieh)

Sigh. This is a two book series that honestly had me on the edge of my seat and even crying at one point. A beautiful story - and very original retelling of A Thousand Nights.

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just a few houses I’ve built over the past two weeks. c:

Darkest Dungeon: Jester
Digital Art; Paint Tool Sai

Been playing something recently… This is aestically one of my favorite classes. Slowly building my “Team of Virtuous Misfits”… hehe.

I also love the art style because I don’t need to change my own to make it look similar. /snickers

Check out more of my works: Darkest Dungeon | Gaming | Digital Art