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The Sun and The Stars {1}

Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1865

Warnings: none

A/N: New fic! Enjoy xx

Originally posted by khalblogo

Adrenaline. Pain. Fear. It’s all you feel as you sprint through the seemingly empty woods, the loud howling of dogs on your tail sending bolts of panic to shock through your spine. You glance behind you to see the group of men, not too far from you, chasing you and the rage on their faces is unmistakable. You know why. If they lost you on their watch, HYDRA would have their heads. You haven’t felt the fresh air in so long but you can’t enjoy the chill of the night air. All that’s on your mind is escape as you run through the woods, narrowly avoiding the low hanging branches as you sprint. You feel like you’ve been running for days but you know you can’t stop, not now when you’re so close to permanent escape, The thin shirt that never provided much protection sticks to your back from the sweat and the pain in your side from where your handler shot you is bleeding more profusely the faster you run. You don’t have much left in you but you can’t go back. You can’t return to the iron grip of HYDRA.

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A gender equality activist stands in a golden cage dressed as a bride and wearing bandages during a protest near parliament in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2017. The protest took place as MPs debated a vote against article 522 of the Lebanese penal code, an article which shields rapists from prosecution on the condition that they marry their victim. Patrick Baz/AP

Possible evidence of Norse parliament site near Thurso

Possible evidence of a medieval Norse parliament meeting place may have been found at an archaeological site in the Highlands.

A geophysical survey of Thing’s Va Broch near Thurso has found “faint features” that may relate to activity associated with the meetings.

The site of an Iron Age broch, a stone-built roundhouse, takes it name from “thing”, meaning a Norse meeting place.

Archaeologists will now carry out small-scale excavations this month.

The public can take part in the digs, which form part of the Caithness Broch Project and its year-long Caithness Broch Festival. Read more.

So there’s that moment in the finale of the V for Vendetta movie, the one that inspired the Anonymous dress code, where all these people decided to put on the masks they got in the mail and do a mass demonstration flash mob thing near-but-not-too-near Parliament on the day V said he was going to do an explosion. And they’re just. Walking at the heavily armed terrorism-hairtriggered police.

And Finch is like ‘what’s going to happen? what usually happens when people without guns stand up to people with guns.’

And then. This one dude. This one dude who happens to be in charge of the police line goes ‘nope.’

And he waves at his guys to stand down. Guns down. Do not shoot the really fucking unsettling masked anarchist protestors. They are the public, we in this fascist dictatorship are still not actually supposed to murder the public.

Just. This one dude. One nameless cop dude. He’s not a lead character. It’s not Finch who we’ve been watching search his soul about the true nature of the government and what it means to work for an inherently corrupt regime. It’s not Evie who’s been through this intense personal journey of transformation and social justice. It’s sure as hell not V, who is in fact dead at this point.

Just this one dude, who finds a line in front of him and recognizes that it’s there and it’s his choice whether to step over it or not. And doesn’t.

I burst into tears every time I watch that scene, because it’s a completely arbitrary and unforeshadowed and ridiculous way to keep the ending on the uplifting side of the tragedy line, but it’s also just…so important.
Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament

A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
The man, in his 20s, was arrested at 14:22 BST by armed police as part of a stop-and-search operation on Whitehall.

A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one of which he described as a large bread knife.

A Metropolitan Police statement said there were no injuries. The suspect is in custody in a south London police station.

The statement added: “The man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him.

"Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.”

Security remains tight outside Whitehall buildings following the terror attack on 22 March.

Khalid Masood killed four people when he drove along Westminster Bridge on that day. He then got out of the car and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death at the entrance to Parliament.


What only birds see - simply the building with the most beautiful roof in Budapest

On a quiet leafy street near to the Hungarian Parliament you will discover an art nouveau masterpiece in the form of the old Postal Savings Bank, today the National Bank’s Treasury. The colours of its facade have faded a bit, and the glint has been lost a little from its fretted ballusters, but it’s still a marvel. The building was the work of the Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner, often called the „Hungarian Gaudi” as well, responsible also for the fanciful, green-capped Museum of Applied Arts, as well as numerous other stand-out building across Budapest and Hungary. The Postal Savings Bank, built between 1889 and 1901, however, is often considered to be the best example of his work.
The Hungarian Royal Postal Savings Bank was founded in 1885, and its establishment was a notable step in facilitating investments for the middle classes, as public servants, workers and farmers in Hungary. The building’s design refers on this programme of the bank: diligent bees, symbols of frugality adorn the facade and the pillars, making their ways towards the hives made from ceramic. Certainly, the bees are from majolica as well! The motif repeats itself on the captions of the courtyard, and also inside everywhere. On the facade one can see not just bees, but snakes, hens, dragons, as depictions of real and imaginary creatures too. The tallest tower in the middle of the building’s roof boast with two bulls, copies from the drinking bowls of the famous golden treasure of Nagyszentmiklós (23 early medieval gold vessels, in total weighing 9.945 kg, found in 1799 in Transylvania), cast from saffron hue Zsolnay ceramic.
Ödön Lechner’s hair turned already in grey, when he created this building, and quoting his own words: „ really started to work”. Postal Saving Bank’s building – dislike other works of Lechner – does not invoke so much oriental elements.With its ornamentic and folk motifs it establishes a different, unique, Hungarian secession style. When asked, why he made so much effort into designing this enchanting tile pattern of the roof, when nobody can see it, Lechner’s answer said: „the birds would..”