Summary: After months of planning and preparation, the five kings finally embark on their quest to the Nether to retrieve Geoff’s soul. At the same time, worlds are beginning to collide as Midas sets about his mission to return from the End.
A developing relationship promises peace between the kingdoms - but when old fears return to haunt them, it threatens to set the kings in conflict with each other once again.
Ray stepped through the portal into the Plains with practiced ease. His stomach no longer lurched at the transition - he moved as easily as if he was stepping into another room rather than travelling thousands of kilometres into an instant.
He emerged into the throne room of the Plains castle just as Gavin arrived through the Wild portal opposite him. Their eyes met as they appeared at the same time, and they shared a smile.
“Hey,” Ray called out, “I wondered when you were gonna come. You know what Geoff wants us here for?”
The beautiful mordernist Villa Stone, in the
neighbourhood lovingly dubbed ‘yellow villa’ was built in 1940 by a family of
stonemasons. The cobblery was exploited in the house next to Villa Stone and on
the grounds behind both buildings. Villa Stone is the cobblery’s calling card,
as it were. Upon stepping through the front door, one is immediately
overwhelmed by the presence or marble. Marble floors, marble stairs and even
marble paneling on the walls. The luxury is ephasized by the beautiful stained
glass windows. In May 2016 the property with the two buildings and the
surrounding grounds was publicly sold. Admirers of the villa fear that the
buildings will be demolished to make way for a new building project…
Stuff I like: Thunderstorms. Anything artificial grape flavor. Michigan—especially my hometown, Grand Haven. Fall weather. Tacos. Playing pool with my dad. Sitting on the beach and watching the waves. Going backpacking. My family. Being a dog mom (HI MOLLY, I MISS YOU). Bike rides. Traveling to new places. Building projects out of old pallet wood. Overcast weather. Movie marathons. Warm towels. Seagulls (they’re very underrated creatures). Painting. Talking to my mom about life. Eating chips and guacamole. Hanging out with my cousins. Listening to the rain. Staying in bed all day (especially when I’m listening to the rain). John Carney movies. Oversized sweaters and hoodies.
Do you know what Wayne Enterprises (WE) sell? I don’t and no one in my family knows what WE sell.
Oh man I’m not too sure either 🤔
Wayne has multiple branches in his companies that conduct a lot of things in the DC universe.
For the New 52 version I know that WE controls a lot of new inventions startups, electricity, building projects, medicine, etc
Deep beneath the city lies a network of catacombs and tunnels. Some of these were once used for mining operations, others for smuggling operations, others still for simple transit unfettered by bustling streets between, and some were simply there naturally to begin with.
But recently a new building project has unearthed something strange, something ancient. A tunnel with walls of black metal, from which drifted a thin green mist that has left many builders and curious witnesses deathly ill.
At night, children staking out the ruptured tunnel tell stories of red eyes glinting beyond the verge and deep booming footsteps resounding from within. Within the uncovered tunnel network is a wealth of chittering artificial creatures, with an unwavering purpose, left to labour undisturbed perhaps for centuries.
And no-one has any idea just what purpose, so deathly important, they serve.
So I’m working at an architecture firm and I overhear a lot of cynical conversations between people trying to cram the most people into low-quality/high-rent housing as possible, but today I overheard the most profoundly exploitive conversation yet.
It was between the owner of a new office building and the project architect. The owner had found a loophole that says that floors do not need to be accessible for people with disabilities if the space is smaller than a certain size. In this case there would be lockers and a cafeteria on that floor. The owner was trying to decide if they really needed to make it accessible if the law didn’t require them to.
This is why we need regulations. These companies will not do anything out of decency, respect for their workers or tenents. Their only incentive is how much money can we make.
You know how when we were kids we used to build blanket and pillow forts? As a kid, I was excited to have a secret space of mine (although it wasn’t so secret) and that idea held with me until now.
I decided to start my new project by building a fort. I used a space around 2,5x2,5 meters big and using tables, curtains and blankets started my construction.
The fort consists of a small entrance that leads you to a short labirint/tunnel. The tunnel is dark and it ends with a bigger space full of light, beside a window. The bright space at the end represents, for me, some kind of relief after a bit of a confusing period of mine.
Also, when I built it, it kind of reminded me of a heart, or maybe a brain.
The construction is somewhat organic and is built with stuff I found on the attic.
More on it later.
This is a few of my Instagram stories from last week. I had a really productive and creative day. It felt so good to get out of my funk and just kick back and chill out by painting. I also focused on some website/blog building, and new knitting projects.
I really want to focus this new year on keeping one of my days off completely for myself. It helps me to find a center, and often blow off steam. I tend to be less cranky at work, and less cranky when my hubby comes home. The goal is to feel less guilty when I take time to enjoy myself.
What are some things you enjoy during down time?
Also, I am really jealous of everyone’s “snow-grams”. I really miss winter :( But, the upside is, my hubby and I might take a winter trip to mainland Japan to see some snow!
Hey there Archy! Can you tell me about the LEED system? I stumbled upon a certificate in our office, thought you might give me (and for the others) some insight :)
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program focused primarily on new, commercial-building projects and based upon a points system.
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. You can read more about it here.
Sorry, Portland, but you brought Californians and gentrification and everything else you hate on yourself. You practically demanded that things be this way. See, there’s a detail about the Portland gentrification problem that lifetime residents consistently leave out when demonizing California for all of their city’s woes. In 1999, home builders in Portland pressured the Oregon Home Builders Association to lobby the state senate to impose a ban on something called inclusionary zoning. What’s that? Oh, just a type of zoning regulation that requires developers to dedicate a certain percentage of any new construction project to building affordable housing for residents. … The only other state in the nation that bans inclusionary zoning is Texas, if that gives you any idea what realm of progressiveness residents entered into when they decided to “keep Portland weird” by preventing poor people from moving to the hipper areas of their eventual Utopia.