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A Side Note

I want to point out something kinda neat/important.

Season 2 is named Shadow & Might.

If we take these as keywords that describe Ninja and Centurion, then this might also help begin to shed light on future seasons and their respective heroes.

Season 3 is named Glory & Wild, and Season 4 is Instinct & Discipline.

Taking into account that a possible hero, the Highlander, was teased weeks ago, that might be Season 3′s Wild aspect.

However, there have also been rumors stirring on reddit that people have been allowed to tease the rest of the heroes. If you want to hear about them, read under the line. If you don’t wanna ruin the surprise, then you can ignore this.

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anonymous asked:

Why are all the spirits just named letters?

That’s not their name, it’s their initial. We do it so people cannot claim that they are meant for them and so people cannot curse/bind/call them. Their full names are given to their companion!

-Mod Max

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Lance (age 10): What do you mean, my first kiss was with Keith?

//more childhood klance au! cause i’m still so in love with this idea :D

  • keith was absolutely the kind of super affectionate baby that tries to kiss everyone he liked
  • he was also a drama queen (lol his bib)
  • also lance’s bib is just his parent’s sense of humor because lance was the kind of baby that was totally indifferent to whatever was going on 
  • (if he fell down or got hurt or heard some super sudden noise, he was like, “whatever”) like hearing his name was the only thing that could get his attention
  • in summary, keith claimed lance as his unofficial boyfriend before they could even walk :D

Hey, you see this kid? He’s a little boy. He has no control over what his father says and does. His father’s personality, language, and actions will not be changed by you cyberbulling him, calling him names, claiming he has a neurological disorders or otherwise challenging his mental state. Picking on him doesn’t make you edgy, it makes you as much of a bullying piece of shit as you’ve ever thought Trump was. His parents and half-siblings are all adults and can be judged for their actions, but he is a minor who has no say in any of this.

Leave 👏🏾 Barron 👏🏾 Alone👏🏾

two tings for fellow westerners interested in our increasingly postmodernist humanities departments: 

being “oppressed” has a high criteria, one that typically can be historicized though multiple spheres of life and institutions. you’re going to need more than just the name of a minoritarian identity to claim “oppression” or “marginalization” without being laughed at. text your friends.

an act can be *oppressive* without it constituting an entire system of oppression. wholesale denying me my ability to eat ass is oppressive but that doesn’t necessarily mean Ass Eaters are an oppressed group. text your friends.

these lifehacks automatically boost you +100 in EXP points so you don’t go out there lookin like booboo the fool. text your friends !

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Muslim internment camp flyers found all over University of California San Diego campus

  • Flyers about Muslim internment camps were posted throughout campus at the University of California-San Diego on Wednesday, NBC San Diego reported.
  • “All Muslim persons, both alien and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above designated area by 12:00 o'clock noon Wednesday, April 8, 2017,” the flyer, which includes multiple misspellings and grammatical errors, reads. 
  • Titled “INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL PERSONS OF ISLAMIC BELIEF,” the flyer read ordered the evacuation of Muslims from the San Diego area.
  • The flyers are a near-replica of posters that appeared after the bombing of Pearl Harbor when FDR signed an executive order to round up Japanese-Americans and force them into internment camps.
  • “No Muslim person will be permitted to enter or leave the above described area after 8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2017, without obtaining special permission from the Provost Marshal at the Civil Control Station.”
  • The individual who posted the flyers, a UCSD student who kept their name anonymous, claimed responsibility for them in a statement published in a local newspaper. 
  • The intention was not to be Islamophobic, the person said. Instead, they intended to “shock and anger people” regarding the rise of Islamophobia since Trump’s presidential win. Read more (3/2/17 2:54 PM)

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Your bad driving caused you to not get hired.

(warning: long story)

Background: I work for a construction company that has many divisions but I work in the new construction section. I’ve been working at this company for about 5 years but actually worked along with my Dad who had 30+ years at the same company. Because of his long tenure in not only the field but with the company I got a lot of inside perks. I created a lot of very beneficial professional relationships through him. My dad recently became very sick (suffering from liver and throat cancer stage 4) and had to stop coming to work. My Dad and I were the only office guys in the department, so once he stepped away I became number 1 guy in the department, making all the decisions. This detail will come into play later.

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pt 2 of me taking a digital art class: my future fryder!! her name is stella

‘The Alphabet of the Magi was invented by Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (also known as Paracelsus) in the 16th century. He used it to engrave the names of angels on talismans which he claimed could treat illnesses and provide protection. It was probably influenced by the various other magical alphabets that were around at the time and also by the Hebrew script.’

The professor who teaches metalworking and shop classes gets called the Old Professor, but he isn’t old. At least, he doesn’t look it. He gets called the Old Professor, but he calls himself Sequoia.

Sequoia is eight feet tall, with metal in his eyes and kindness in his hands and silence in his mouth. You’re a psych major without a drop of poetry in your soul but when you first heard his voice, something in your lizard-brain said “this is what a forest’s voice would sound like.”

There are indeed forests, inked into his dark brown arms - woods going up into misty mountains, ancient trees in forests primordial growing amongst ferns the size of houses, twiggy saplings rearing their heads above the fertile ash of pyroclasric flow.

There’s probably iron in the ink, an art major tells you. “Lots,” says another, subdued. “Red caps chased me to the shop building. He caught the leader by the arm and…I saw it burn.”

You don’t believe that, but it makes you shiver anyway. Even if his touch did burn Them, wouldn’t it be from the iron in his skin thanks to his line of work?

Among his red-black locs are iron rings made from old nails, silver rings so pure one of Them grumbled to you that they sing, and beads of green sea-glass and jade and one glittery chartreuse pony bead that Jimothy gave him in exchange for a whole sack of red ones. He’s free with the rings (usually to students) and the glass (usually to Them) but he treasures that damn ugly little plastic bead and you’ve seen him press it lightly to his mouth when he’s thinking.

Sequoia must have been a false name when he chose it. You don’t think anyone on campus would claim it is now. Really, you find that the most telling thing of all - though what it tells, you’re never sure.

But there is kindness in his hands, and welcome in his silence, and when you’ve all but fallen through his doorway with the tang of blood in the back of your throat from running and the sound of hooves behind you (not running; it would have been less frightening if whatever was back there had bothered to RUN) there is tea in his hands too, and you feel the hollow in your chest begin to heal as you pour out your story and your terror to a watchful face full of quiet interest and altogether free of judgement.

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Victor Nikiforov // History Maker ❉ 

Old Hollywood Trivia

Ingrid Bergman : Was effectively blacklisted in 1949 for having an affair with director Roberto Rossellini and having a child out of wedlock with him. Bergman decided to live with Rossellini in Italy, abandoning Hollywood films and making movies with her husband in his home country. She returned to the US film industry at the end of their marriage. Her comeback movie Anastasia (1956) earned her an Oscar.

- Her arrival for her first day’s work; wheeled into the studio on a bicycle and wearing sunglasses

Bette Davis : When she died, her false eyelashes were auctioned off, fetching a price of $600. Previously, she had said that her biggest secret was brown mascara.

- Nominated for an Academy Award 5 years in a row, in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943.She shares the record for most consecutive nominations with Greer Garson.

Ava Gardner : An Australian reporter found that Gardner was quite adept at foul language, and her swearing was “like a sailor and a truck driver were having a competition."She threw a glass of champagne at the reporter.

- While living in Spain, became a good friend of the writer Ernest Hemingway, whom she and his other friends called "Papa”. Both of then were fans of bullfighting

Norma Shearer : She would not remove her wedding ring for a role, preferring to cover it up with flesh-colored tape.

- Was meticulous about her appearance. Early in her career, she spent money she could barely afford on the services on an eye doctor, who trained her to strengthen a weak eye. She swam everyday, had massages to firm her figure, and dieted religiously.

Carole Lombard : The plane crash that killed her took place less than a month before the Oscars. Despite her mother’s premonition of the disaster, she refused to take a train to Los Angeles. She was reputedly in a rush after getting wind of an alleged affair between her husband Clark Gable and Lana Turner who were filming Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942) at the time

- In 1926,an automobile accident badly cut her face. Advanced plastic surgery and use of make-up covered the scars. However, at the time the belief was that use of anesthetic during the operation would leave worse scars, so she endured the reconstructive surgery without an anesthetic.

Joan Crawford : She had a cleanliness obsession. She used to wash her hands every ten minutes and follow guests around her house wiping everything they touched, especially doorknobs and pieces from her china set. She would never smoke a cigarette unless she opened the pack herself, and would never use another cigarette out of that pack if someone else had touched it

- She was so dedicated to her fans that she always personally responded to her fan mail by typing responses on blue paper and autographing it.
A great deal of her spare time and weekends were spent doing this

Barbara Stanwyck : Often called “The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar.”

- Started smoking when she was nine.

Marlene Dietrich : First German actress to be Oscar-nominated.

- She demanded that Max Factor sprinkle half an ounce of real gold dust into her wigs to add glitter to her tresses during filming.

Greta Garbo : Left John Gilbert standing at the altar in 1927 when she got cold feet about marrying him.

- Popularized trench coats and berets in the 1930s.

Marilyn Monroe : She found it almost impossible to learn lines, and took 60 takes to deliver the line “It’s me, Sugar”, in Some Like it Hot.

- Today, her estate makes around five million dollars a year.

- Marilyn was only the second woman to head her own production company (Mary Pickford was the first).

James Dean : Dean claimed his middle name, “Byron,” came from the Romantic Poet, Lord Byron.

-  He kept a copy of The Little Prince on his nightstand and frequently quoted from it.

Marlon Brando : Lived on infamous “Bad Boy Drive” (Muholland Drive in Beverly Hills, California), which received its nickname because its residents were famous “bad boy” actors Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Brando.

- In his autobiography, he said that he was physically attracted to Vivien Leigh during the making of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). However, he could not bring himself to seduce her, as he found her husband, Laurence Olivier, to be such a “nice guy”.

Audrey Hepburn: She was an introvert. Unlike most celebrities, Audrey did not crave the spotlight or being surrounded by groups of fans and entourages.

- She decided to make acting her career as she couldn’t attain the status of prima ballerina, due to her height and weakness (the after effect of malnutrition).

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Flashes (Part 1)

Summary: Soulmate AU. “The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” - William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 1,783

Warnings: language, fluff, wishful thinking, angst, sadness, borderline depression, sarcasm, did I mention language? might be hard to read for lonely hearts like me.

A/N: Well, I did it…at least I tried. The lovely @minervaem challenged me (sort of) to do an angsty story, so here we go. I’m warning you now, it’s not gonna be pretty. Anyways, it’s only four parts, so only pre-existing permanent tags will be added to this story. Reminder: If you want to be removed from the permanent tag list you need to msg me! Sorry in advance. There’s four parts to this story.

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Sexism and elitism in the reptile industry.

WARNING: LONG TEXT POST

I know we have talked about this a number of times before, but I wanted to touch base on this again using my experience from last weekends expo now that I have some time to sit down and talk about it.

I had the privilege of taking with me my friend Scott, who knows little to nothing about reptiles, and my friend Rie who is a bird person. The expo actually went swimmingly for the most part, until I stopped at the booth belonging to Vince Russo. He may be more recognizable to people as the author of The Complete Boa. From what I have heard, a lot of people have had some very enjoyable experiences with this guy– healthy animals delivered to them, comprehensive answers given when asked questions, etc. My personal experience with him really wasn’t as nice, but it wasn’t inherently terrible, and I’ll get into that in a moment.

I had been eyeballing his table for a while because I was tentatively considering picking something up and I had heard through the grapevine that he was starting to really actually get into Sumatran Short Tails and I wanted to take a peek at what he might have. What I noticed first was a pair of girls approaching him, one asking something about one of the boas, saying that it looked similar to another morph she had seen. He straightened up, and with the most condescending tone I had heard in a while, not only corrected her but proceeded to talk to her like she was a child.

Then I approached.

My friend Scott was closer to Vince and was asking questions and our friendly author of The Complete Boa spoke to him very enthusiastically. He answered all of his questions professionally and pleasantly. I was standing a few feet away with Rie because I spotted a pair of SSTPs. One muddy male with yellow casting and a female with several kinks in her lower spine. They are labeled “BLACK BLOODS.” I say to Rie, “this is actually something to pay attention to because it can confuse people. There’s no such thing as a black blood, they’re Sumatran short tails. Same as the term Borneo bloods, Python breitensteini is a different species than brongersmai.”

Vince Russo cuts in and very loudly states “Borneo is Python BREITENSTEINI.” To which I very curtly said, “Yeah, I’m aware, I just said that, but thanks.”

He proceeded to tell me about how I should buy his P. curtus, but to keep in mind that he is only selling lone males. “I’m not selling any lone females” he says as I look down at the female, who has kinks down 1/3 of her body and despite that is listed at the same price as the male. I politely told him that I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to buy anything at all and he cut me off and said even louder “you won’t find them anywhere else. I’m the only guy I know who breeds them. You need to get them while you can.”

Me, being the asshole that I am, told him that I can name ten off of the top of my head and he claimed he’s never heard of any of them, including Kara Norris which I find very hard to believe.

This really does not seem like that big of a deal and in reality it’s not– I had very pleasant conversations with Mike Schultz of Outback Reptiles and his girlfriend who was so, so happy to introduce people to blood pythons and discuss the difference in temperament from CH, WC and CBB offspring. I bring this up because I’m seeing a LOT of new younger women start to become interested in the hobby and micro-aggressive behavior like what Vincent Russo displayed is so prevalent in the community. Had I not known better, if I were more ignorant and not as immersed in the hobby, I might have listened to Russo and bought that cheap, low quality Sumatran short tail without looking into other options, etc.

I talk about this every single time I go to an expo because it’s so important for women, girls, and just generally people who are new to the hobby to be aware and take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Some people will flat out lie to you, others will belittle you. I have had the experience of a breeder blatantly disallowing me from holding a large constrictor because he didn’t think I could “handle it.” I’ve had vendors try to outright slander the name of other breeders in good standing with the community in an effort to complete a sale.

I watched one young man end up buying what was very obviously an unhealthy bearded dragon that was showing a number of MBD symptoms to be told that “that’s normal” and “sometimes they just look like that.”


Please, please, please be aware of what is going on around you. Do not tolerate being treated like a child by vendors if you have questions. I will be honest and say that most of my interactions with vendors at expos are great and I meet a lot of awesome people. But the people who AREN’T great, the people who will lie or bring unhealthy animals to expos or treat people with no respect are the people that we need to weed the hell out of the hobby.

End rant.

So it’s pretty common knowledge that Philip means ‘lover of horses’…

…because it comes from the Ancient Greek words φίλος or phílos (meaning ‘lover’, ‘beloved’, ‘dear’ etc) and ἵππος or hippos (meaning horse)…

…but Phil on its own would just be referring to the word φίλος, which of course means ‘lover’ or ‘dear’…

…so technically whenever Dan calls him Phil rather than his full name, Philip, he is calling him ‘dear’ or ‘lover’.

Nice.