noisemakers

‘Millenios’ - General Mills (Sept. 8, 1999)

“Today, hundreds of New Yorkers, Dick Clark and a giant New Year’s ball were in Times Square for a pre-New Year’s Eve countdown to introduce Millenios – “The Official Cereal of the Millennium.”

The crowd counted down with Dick Clark as the ball slowly made its descent. Amidst confetti and noisemakers, the ball opened to reveal the limited-edition metallic-holographic Millenios box.”

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Four!!, Part 3:  Cake!
(Parts 124, 5, 6, and 7)

After I put on my special birthday hat and met my new unicorn pool float friend, it was time for my favorite part:  Cake!  In keeping with my rainbow-themed birthday party, Mom made me a rainbow cake this year!  I was so excited that I tried to fit my whole cake in my mouth at once!

Mom made sure every layer of my rainbow cake was delicious:  Red watermelon, orange carrots, yellow apple, green frilly kale, and purple radicchio—topped with four pretty origami stars, one for every one of my four years!  I didn’t know where to start!!

Even Brunhilda was excited about my rainbow cake!

Peanut Butter Cookies

*throws allergic!Lance at you and runs away*

Summary: When Pidge’s birthday rolls around, Allura remembers her offhand comment about liking peanut butter. Little did she know that Lance is actually very, very allergic. (angst and fluff, and a bit of established klance because I have no self control and I ship it leave me alone)

I hardly ever post anything because I have no confidence ha so if you like it, let me know! This is very short compared to lots of other stuff I’ve written.

@taylor-tut I don’t think this is that good or even if it counts as langst/whump but I’ll tag you anyway and @voltronpaella thanks for actually getting me to post this my dude


When Allura called the Paladins into the kitchen, Lance expected some sort of emergency.

Why they’d be meeting in the kitchen, he had no idea, but he slid out of bed regardless. After removing his face mask he padded out into the hall, slightly resentful that he didn’t have time to straighten his hair.

Lance nearly bumped into Hunk in the hallway, who was also still in pajamas. The two were the last to arrive in the kitchen. He surveyed the others and found Shiro in full armor, Keith with an activated bayard, and Pidge rubbing the sleep out of her eyes with a laptop tucked under her arm.

“Princess, we’ve talked about this,” Lance grumbled. “You have got to stop interrupting my beauty sleep.”

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I was talking with some friends about an AU I came up with in which Deku is blind…

Ok so in this AU:

-Deku has been completely blind since birth

-Bakugo originally befriends Deku because he’s never seen a blind person before and he’s curious.

-Once he develops his superiority complex, Bakugo starts bullying Deku, mostly by hitting him and moving away/sneaking up to him and setting off explosions next to his ears/ throwing things at him, etc…

-The explosion thing was the one torment that carried all the way over to their high school years.

-After inheriting One for All, Deku finds that his senses have been sharpened enough that he can sense vibrations in the air. Sort of like echolocation without the noisemaking, although he teaches himself how to ‘see’ by making noise. Once in a while, he’ll use an improvised form of echolocation to help himself.

-Iida and Uraraka are always willing to help Izuku and they think he’s really cool (just like in canon lmao)

-Deku’s hero notebooks are written in braille made from dots of white glue, which his mother learned with him.

-At one point, Bakugo tries using his explosions to scare Deku again, but the tables are turned and Deku turns around so quickly and speaks so loudly that he scares the soul out of Bakugo. Kirishima finds this absolutely hilarious.

-Deku does wish he could see, believing from Bakugo’s verbal and physical abuse that his blindness is a bad thing. He gets frustrated with himself sometimes but he never lets anyone know about his frustrations until Toshinori takes Deku under his wing

-Todoroki is also blind in his left eye from his injury

-having grown up so isolated from other people, Todoroki is completely dumbstruck when he realizes that Deku is blind

-Tododeku later on because let’s be honest: Tododeku is my OTP

I really love this AU and I’m prob gonna wite a fic for it xD

Imagine the aliens of the Normandy crew absolutely confused and terrified over human birthday traditions

Liara with a very strained smile as the humans scream-sing a weird song ritualistically at her

Wrex threatening that if anyone even thinks about blindfolding him and purposely disorienting him to play some weird game called ‘Pin the Tail on the Pyjak’ he will murder them

Garrus trying to be polite but getting more and more overwhelmed what with all the noisemakers, the setting food on fire and Shepard vehemently insisting he wear the weird Cone Hat 

James getting way too excited and hanging up a piñata and screaming “Hit the piñata Tali! Beat it! BEAT THE PIÑATA!!” and Tali is just sobbing that she doesn’t know what kind of animal a piñata is but she definitely doesn’t want to kill it with a stick and eat its innards

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Four!!, Part 2: A Unicorn!
(Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)

After I put on my special birthday hat, Mom brought out a big surprise:  My very own mini unicorn pool float!!  After all, no rainbow-themed birthday party would be complete without a unicorn!  🦄

Since I can’t swim, my new unicorn friend was kind enough to hang out with me on dry land.  I love my new unicorn friend—she is so squishy and comfy to chill on!

A bonus gif!

And here’s a behind the scenes look at my party before it began!

Is that a cake I see coming?!

seaologist  asked:

please consider: lance's birthday revealed in an episode

consider: lance waking up to a really dark and quiet castle and feeling a familiar sense of dread as he walks around and calls for his missing team.

consider: he turns a corner and hears the faint sound of waves crashing by the shore, but he’s not sure.

consider: he follows the sound and realizes it’s the control room where they initially found coran and allura during their first landing in altea. he walks closer cautiously.

consider: the doors open and everyone in team voltron is there, excitedly greeting him happy birthday with makeshift party poppers and noisemakers. a simulation of varadero beach surrounds them, and lance almost tears up at just the sight of it.

consider: shiro holding a banner saying happy birthday to the best sharpshooter in the universe. pidge and hunk grinning happily despite looking tired from rewiring the simulator all night. allura and coran holding seashell necklaces they made from the shells they managed to barter with in the space mall.

consider: keith holding the cake they all helped hunk make, smiling as he says, “save the ‘i’m older than you’ jokes for later, okay?”

consider: lance not even holding back when he cries and rushes to give his team a group hug, his cheeks hurting from smiling so hard, his laughter a little choked from crying.

A little birdie told me that today is a very, very special day. Any guesses, @theofficiallance , as to what that day might be?

@the-hermione-j-granger

Snanger (Severus x Hermione):

{As you can see my Snanger list is long :D}

Remione (Remus x Hermione):

{My Remione list is short}

Lumione (Lucius x Hermione):

{This is a mixture of SS/HG/LM as well}

  • A Gift of Love By madeleone
    ~ This is a SS/HG/LM fanfic.  But it’s more a HG/LM fanfic.  I love it. {Complete}
  • The Librarian’s Assistant By madeleone
    ~ Another SS/HG/LM fanfic, but again it’s more an HG/LM fanfic that turns into M-M-F.  So good. {Complete}
  • In the Name of Science By StBridgit
    ~ LM/HG This is a Marriage Law fanfic and I must say it’s really good.  Lucius is so in character it’s awesome.  {Complete}
  • The Bespoke Witch By glittergrrrl05
    ~ It’s a Lumione but also a Dramione fanfic.  It’s really interesting, it’s ooc though, but I really love it. {Complete}
  • A Great Task of Solitude By Laurielove
    ~ Hermione is in charge of cataloging the Malfoy’s Library, searching for dark magic books.  Lucius has become a recluse after the war, and having Hermione now showing up everyday he seems to open up and regain who he once was.  {Complete}
  • Miles Away From Any Warm Feeling By AnnettePoudre
    ~ Hermine is kidnapped one night by Death Eaters, she is gifted to Her Potions Master.  This is a SS/HG/LM Fanfic {Complete}

{My list is short for Lumione as well.  I read some really awesome ones that I had believed I saved and I can’t for the life of me find them.}

anonymous asked:

Hi there. I want my MC to hack or manipulate either a phone into exploding and setting off the fire alarm, or somehow set of the fire alarm. Basically I need the building to evacuate without there being an actual fire, or not one that my MC doesn't remotely cause. Is there any way that I can have that happen? Thanks

Oooh, distraction time! Don’t Try This at Home (or anywhere else for that matter). I’m also not going to go too much into detail in case some clever little bugger decides they want to set off the fire alarm and go home from school early by setting off an exploding phone.

That said, let’s get started.

There’s always setting off a smoke-bomb to trigger the fire alarm, even put it on a timer and hide it in something innocuous, but I don’t suppose that’s quite what you’re looking for if you’ve come here.

Now, did you ever hear about the Samsung exploding battery stink? It was all over the media for a while, got banned on planes and all sorts of fun stuff, ended with a recall (two, actually) to fix the issues. This could very well fill your author needs, especially if your MC has access to the phone beforehand and at least a basic understanding of electricity.

One of the problems with the Samsung battery was the positive and negative terminals of the battery degraded quickly, and shorted out the battery circuit. When this happens, the entire voltage of the battery flows through the resistance of just the path between the terminals and the internal resistance of the battery itself. Long story short, high current flows through the battery’s internal resistance causing rapid heating, which causes gasses to build up, pressure to build up, eventually leading to a lovely dangerous kaboom.

Your character could take advantage of this and, with a little technical knowhow, rig up a system that would short the phone’s battery on command. It would probably take a few seconds to get going, but your character would probably test this beforehand to see how long it takes and decide if it fits their needs. Scientific method, people.

Originally posted by sciencesideoftamblr

Getting in and tampering with the phone, your MC could create a new path in the complex circuit that is their phone. This path would basically amount to a switch that, when power is applied in the correct way, connects the terminals of the battery and causes the short. This switch could be a transistor, a solenoid, or anything that brings the terminals of the battery into permanent contact somehow. Hook the other end of this new path into a part of the phone that is only given electricity in any great amount at certain times, and viola.

With this setup, your MC could call the phone, set an alarm (specific time or length of time), or do any number of things to trigger the short. Place the phone well, and the fire alarm will probably go off.

Your MC could also just tamper with one of the fire alarm switch housings in the same manner, creating a switch that closes and sets off the alarm upon a set of conditions being met, get a small timing circuit driven by a ten-cent timer IC and a battery. This would mean having enough access to one of these housings to figure that out, however. It’s probably fairly self evident but it is worth mentioning that tampering with or falsely activating safety systems is illegal. Don’t do this.

Of course, your MC would have to be very careful or they’ll be caught when the burned phone is found and the cops called. Fingerprints, a stray hair, the various unique numbers associated with the phone, the sim card (and more), all relatively trackable.

And seriously, don’t try this at home. C’mon, people.

~Lotus

Disclaimer

Classroom Distractions

This is almost entirely fluff as a break from a really angsty one-shot I’ve also been working on.  I have some other stuff in the works (including a canon one-shot, AU one-shot, and multi-chap), but I thought I’d get this out.  Hope you enjoy!

FFN | AO3

Summary: Professor Killian Jones’ history lecture gets a surprise visitor. (NOT StudentxProfessor)

Everybody taking one of Professor Killian Jones’ lectures knew Mrs. Jones.  Or, if they didn’t know she was actually his wife, they knew the blonde woman who he called “Swan” and who occasionally snuck into the room and made their professor’s always excited grin grow even wider.

She first appeared in the middle of his Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Political Theory lecture about three lectures into the class.  About one-third of the female population was drooling over the handsome professor with the accent talking about the Spartan system of government when the blonde woman slid into the room and sat in the chair behind his desk as he lectured in front of the projector.

The students who first noticed her assumed she was an older student who was either playing a prank or trying to catch the eye of Professor Jones by doing something bold. However, when the man caught sight of her, he merely smiled and asked, “Well, Swan, since you seem so eager to learn, can you tell me who first imposed this code of laws on Sparta?”

She frowned thoughtfully and responded, “Lucretius?”

He chuckled. “Lycurgus, love.  But I can tell you’re listening.”  He leaned down and pressed a kiss to the top of her head before turning back to his class.  “Let’s go ahead and take our break now.  Five minutes and be back here.”

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When The Clock Strikes 12 [Lafayette/Reader]

Woo! First fic for @hamwriters write-a-thon down! This idea came to me after searching for a ton of different AUs to work with. Now to finish up my GWash/Trans!Reader fic, then work on my femslash fic for the write-a-thon! Please enjoy!

Thank you to my wonderful amazing tumblr budbuds that inspired me to do a good job and inspire me in general! @musicalmiranda @love-doesnt-discriminate @hamilficsfordays @gunsandfics @boss-headcanons @diggs4life @imagineham @imdedicatingeverydaytoyou @secretschuylersister and @tempfixeliza <3 You’re all so kind and amazing and even if I don’t interact with you or chat with you, what you do and how funny/cute/relatable/sweet you all are makes me smile and makes me realize that the Hamilton (more specifically writing) community is such an incredible place to be!

Warnings: Alcohol, some swearing at the end, Lafayette’s full name (like w o a h), and New Years in case anyone has bad experiences with New Years!

Word count: 1514


Grabbing your third glass of cold, cheap champagne for the night, you laugh at a joke that Hercules had just told that wasn’t even funny. He seemed so enthusiastic about it that you couldn’t help it, but even sober, you couldn’t comprehend the punchline or how it was supposed to work out to be as funny as everyone made it sound like it was. You take a sip and walk off, trying to find the person who had dragged you here in the first place, Lafayette. 

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Got You On My Gaydar (Pharah/Mercy)

A/N: A short fic for @theivorytowercrumbles​. I promised I’d write something like this months ago. (NSFW)

Pairing is Pharah/Mercy, set in some ambiguous modern AU.




“Don’t look now, love,” Lena said, nodding over to the doorway. “But I think the vampire’s emerged from her cave.”

Confused, Fareeha followed Lena’s gaze to see their roommate hovering near the entrance of the Palazzo. Amélie was the last person she expected to see at the bar, even if it was Pride weekend. She looked just a little uncomfortable, scanning the room with her arms tightly crossed.

Leaning as far back in her stool as she could go without falling off, Fareeha yelled across the bar for her roommate’s attention. “Hey! Amélie! Over here!” She had her experience dealing with more than a few rowdy crowds, and Fareeha developed an earbreaking whistle just for the occasion. It pierced right through all the noise.

Amélie twitched at the familiar call. Rolling her eyes before she even spotted the pair, Amélie set her shoulders straight and searched until they met eyes. Fareeha grinned, lifting up her beer in a salute.

Reluctantly, like a cat slinking into view, Amélie wove through the crowd to join them.

"Whatcha doin’ here?” Lena wanted to know. “I thought you said you were going to stay in tonight, neighbor.”

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Ghost Quartet All-Ages Show- 10/7 Review!

  • ok first of all. literally the best thing ever.
  • Second of all- the *screaming*, you know, during Photograph, was LIKE 800 TIMES MORE INTENSE
    also THERE WAS NO LIGHTS, like PITCH BLACK for all of Lights Out and The Photograph and most of Bad Men
  • so a total blackout for most of side 3. which was. like. you know how when you’re driving and you r lost youthrn down the music or when you want to hear a really good part of a song u close your eyes? yeah that except instead of music you’re listening to a literal goddess scream at seven hundred fuckung decibels. no lights at all… except. Except. During The Photograph, which was already so much. more. oh my GOD she can SCREAM holyFUCK i literally ASCENDED.
  • during The Photograph theres one tiny light shining first just on Brittains face, then on Gelseys face. And it looks like they’re at the end of a tunnel like it looks like they’re either closer or further to u that you remembered and holy SHIT it was dramatic
  • At the end of Hero, between Hero and Midnight, Brittain was *sobbing* like straight up breaking down.
  • SOLDIER AND ROSE OH MY GOD. so Brittain was like being as flirty as a sophomore fuckboy. shaking her hips, raising her eyebrows, leaning in to Soldier, all that. and Gelsey was just. You know the “fwoosh” noise in soldier n rose that sounds like wind
    That’s not a synth noise. That’s Gelsey standing there with one of those things where you shake it and it makes a fwoosh sound. one of those Noisemaker Cans that you pick up at party supply stores
  • so B was like standing a foot from G, totally just like flirting it up, and G was just standing there, holding the Noisemaker Can, looking like completely apathetic. Like, “all my friends are dead” apathetic. Holding it up to the microphone, shaking it occasionally, and boredly glaring at everyone.
  • during Family Meeting, while Dave/Usher is like “yo Roxie how old are you?” while he’s doing that, Gelsey is bringing him a drink with her head down and. that really changed how I thought abt their family. like. poor Lady Usher honestly!
  • I Don’t Know was significantly faster. like 50 percent faster.
  • DHXBJSBXJBSC DAVE DEFINITELY HEARD OUR OUTCRY AND MEMES ABOUT BRENT’S MIC
    AND LIKE MADE A JOKE OUT OF IT
    EVERYONE ELSE WAS LIKE. FOUR TO SIX INCHES FROM THEIR MIC AT MOST TIMES.
    EXCEPT BRENT WAS LIKE KISSING HIS
  • Usher Part 1 was. legitimately scary and disturbing.
    gonna sound weird but lady usher gave me Old Prince Bolkonsky vibes
    but more sympathetic
    her face was. terrifying. like genuinely aaaaa.
  • they changed pearls death monologue to include a little more abt rose
  • oh yeah n also in uh Four Friends In a Room Drinking, Dave n Brent SHOUTED “pretty boys knee”
  • like Marya-During-ACTP level belt
  • “HEY THERE TUMBLRITES ITS THE GAY LINE”
  • during Camera Shop, Rose looked So Fucking Uncomfortable. nervously laughing, playing with her hair, adorable confused face. “whom is this lady and why is she offering me whiskey.”
  • y'all probably noticed this a while ago but the Camera Shop-Tango Dancer and Monk-Midnight connections were even more obvious in person
  • also during Four Friends every time (so three out of four) that G&B sang “pretty girls knee” they would give each other this intense stare and raise their eyebrows and smile knowingly and no I do not ship actors that’s gross but uh this was… an interesting touch
  • OH SHIT FATHERS AND SONS STAGING
  • someone HAS to get a boot of fathers n sons because IT WAS HILARIOUS but I can’t describe it well
  • i might have to draw a diagram
    but it was like
    so first, G&B take their mics off the mic stands. They walk over to D&B and hold them up to the guys faces while they sing.
  • Then, when Brent is singing “and if anyone pushes me I’m gonna push him back” and G&B are going “hmmmmmmhmmmm”, they share a mic and Dave holds Brent’s mic.
  • Then, when everyone sings “bum bum bum bum”, G shares a mic with D, and B shares a mic with uh. other B
    and G and B walk in circles around D and B
    like that overshared gif of h******n during cabinet battle 1
  • holy shit it’s hilarious
  • also this whole time dave n Brent r bashing the Fuck out of two bongo drums
  • i really hate to say this but. starchild was underwhelming. it sounded like. the cast album
  • oh,,, shit. subway. such a FUCKING banger.
  • the drums for Bad Men were painfully loud and gelsey delivered every line perfectly and brittain’s Fuck Monologue was AMAZING except I was with my overprotective somewhat conservative dad lmao : )
  • same goes for Roxie’s monologue in family meeting
  • four friends was just always a good song
  • ANY KIND OF DEAD PERSON WAS AN AMAZING SONG
  • did I mention that THE LIGHTS WERE TOTALLY DARK
  • did I mention that JESUS FUCK GELSEY BELL SCREAMING IS LIKE SO MUCH FUCKING LOUDER AND MORE OF AN EXPERIENCE CLOSE UP
  • since I’m bad at using my own words for shit: the entirety of The Photograph was grotesque and amazing
  • oh yeah,,, what’s an audio bootleg,,, totally not something I have,,, if you messaged me asking for an audio bootleg you would uh definitely not get anything in return
  • Lights Out was adorable
  • Hero made me CRY
  • Midnight made me have emotions
  • The Telescope was kinda average (never been my favorite song) but they did have different lights go on for every star
  • oh yeah I’m a fucking moron because I honest to got thought Brittain sang Tango Dancer .-.
  • the cast all went in through the same door as us aaaaa (in fact, @prettyboysknee held the door for Dave Malloy) except Brent entered through a Secret Basement Door apparently??? that Really boosts his cryptid status
  • the shirts are amazing
  • AT THE END OF TW&R AFTER THEY GIVE US THE INSTRUMENTS THEY JUST??? LEFT???
  • LIKE HERES AN ELECTROHARP AND A STRINGMAN AND A BANG-BANG DRUM NOW BYE HAVE FUN
  • WE KEPT THE TUNES GOING FOR LIKE TEN MINUTES
  • my nerd of a dad said to me during the Us Music “do you think they’d mind if I went up there and took some booze”
  • it was. so amazing
  • did I mention that it was gayer than it sounds on the album
  • did I mention that HOLY SHIT GELSEY BELL SCREAMING
  • it was all just so
  • aaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • aaaa
  • aa
  • a
  • if I did happen to have an audio boot, i would be glad to message it to anyone who wanted
  • however, I don’t have one
  • hey Dave if you’re reading this there’s no audio boot
  • aaaaaaaaaaaa

tl;dr: gelsey bell is an ethereal being, brittain ashford is amazing and beautiful, dave malloy is a genius, and brent arnold is an incredibly talented cryptid

anonymous asked:

why do they call you scout the useless prophet?

because somehow, some way, i can predict the most ridiculous aspects of spn years in advance

these aren’t serious, major plot points that i work out. they’re the stupid little things that people tag as “#spn crack” and then they come true

for instance, the poop emoji being used in response to someone being upset. there’re more recent examples that i don’t have right off the top of my head, but i know others have pointed out

in season 11, however, the word “useless” was brought into question, as i’d basically worked up 3 years of what i believed chuck was going to be like when he came back

and 

would you believe it

Anonymous said:

Gabriel would LOVE a fancy trumpet, though. A heavenly noisemaker? Just think of how annoying that could help him be!

but imagine with me:

you’re 8 years old. it’s christmas morning. you wake up a little late, along with your older sibling who’s, say, 14. under the tree there are two presents left. one that clearly looks like a sword, and a small box.

the box is labeled for you, the other for your older sibling. they unwrap what was clearly a kickass sword. eagerly, you open your own box.

inside is a toy trumpet you don’t know how to play and some socks

your dad claps you on the back and says “imagine the possibilities, kiddo!” and then turns to your older sibling and talks about how cool they are

and you’re just like

???????????????????????????????????

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Haikyuu!! 2014, Sendai City Gymnasium, Miyagi, 2015

Had a transit stop in the late afternoon through Sendai station, which meant there was no time to do touristy things but still a good hour or two to kill, so Sendai City Gymnasium it was because reasons!!

The area around the gymnasium was rather quiet and deserted given that it’s a Friday afternoon, so I was kind of expecting it to be just as uneventful inside (not to mention it was kind of dark),  but it turned out there was actually a tournament that day…!

Okay well… it’s not volleyball but the “Miyagi Prefecture High School Spring Championship Handball Tournament” (roughly translated). Still, I hung around and watched the games a bit… like with most high school tournaments, they also had cool banners, rah-rah teams and handmade plastic bottle noisemakers not unlike the atmosphere you get with sports anime. You can practically smell the salon pas of youth in the air. あァァァ。。青春!

Other fandom travel musings:

[Bungo Stray Dogs] Yokohama [Hyouka] Hida Takayama [Hotarubi no Mori e] Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine [Digimon Tri] Odaiba [Kyoukai no Kanata] Nara [Tsuritama!] Enoshima Island I & II [Free!] Iwami, Tottori |Sydney I&II [Durarara!!] Ikebukuro| [Durarara!! X2] Ikebukuro I &II &3 [Haikyuu!!] Sendai City Gym, Miyagi [TWEWY] Shibuya