none of this is fine

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On April 26, 1986, a power surge caused an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine. A large quantity of radioactive material was released.

On May 2, 1986, the Soviet government established a “Zone of Alienation” or “Exclusion Zone” around Chernobyl – a thousand square miles of “radioactive wasteland.” All humans were evacuated. The town of Pripyat was completely abandoned.

But the animals didn’t leave. And a new study, published this month in Current Biology, suggests they are doing fine. “None of our three hypotheses postulating radiation damage to large mammal populations at Chernobyl were supported by the empirical evidence,” says Jim Beasley, one of the researchers.

In fact, some of the populations have grown. These photos (mostly taken by Valeriy Yurko) come from the Belarusian side of the Exclusion Zone, and area called the Polessye State Radioecological Reserve. Kingfisher, elk, boar, baby spotted eagles, wild ponies, moose, rabbits, and wolves all make their home in the park. In some ways, human presence is worse for wildlife than a nuclear disaster.


Image credits:

  • 1986 Chernobyl - ZUFAROV/AFP/Getty Images
  • Wildlife photos - Valeriy Yurko/Polessye State Radioecological Reserve
  • Ponies in winter - SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Tag Yourself

Victor:
-Perfect Russian Jesus, right down to the birthdate
-notoriously terrible memory, possibly on purpose??
-here to cry actual pearls and court shy Japanese fanboys
-weak for poledancing

Originally posted by nikiphorov

Yuri:
-literally a dumpling
-filled with anxiety
-goes from 0 to Stunner real quick
-engagement game on point

Originally posted by vvictor

Yurio:
-made of pure Angermonium
-wants to be Cool, dresses like a MILF
-deserves everybody’s love, will accept none of it
-cat aesthetic

Originally posted by loki-winchester-97

Otabek:
-wtf suga suga how’d you get so fine
-holdin out for a hero and glad I did cuz DAMN
-literal savior
-makes motorcycles and leather jackets nervous

Originally posted by keeyd

JJ:
-this fuckin asshole
-ultimate fuckboi
-will play you wonderwall so fast
-but isn’t really into you, unless your face is a mirror

Originally posted by changree

Chris:
-pour some sugar on me
-one look will impregnate cha
-best ass in the game
-perfect wingman

Originally posted by nikifohov

Pichit:
-perfect, pure, right
-literally unable to be harmed
-ultimate hamster momma
-secret theatre kid

Originally posted by viktvr


Yakov:
-why can’t everyone just behave their fuckin selves
-too old and done for this shit
-slut for hugs
-doesn’t know how everything got so gay but whatever motivates these damned kids

Originally posted by lclfluid

Shared Pain || Bucky Barnes x Reader [[soulmate au]]

[prompt: soulmate au where you and your soulmate share each other’s pain]

i’ve found a loophole with my laptop and am able to type my stories in my email drafts ;w; it’s a pain to do it, but….it makes it hella easier for me to write without wearing out my thumbs and making typos.

there’s going to be two versions of this story/prompt with two different characters. the first one (this one) will be a bucky barnes x reader while the second one will be a peter parker x reader.

consider this a late birthday fic for bucky barnes as I try to get used to writing for him ;w;

that being said, lets delve into this first story shall we?

warnings: none

permanent tags: @psychicwitchphilosopher

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You didn’t think you had a soulmate because you seldom felt any pain that didn’t originate from your own personal mishaps. If you did have a soulmate, then perhaps he was someone who wasn’t clumsy and had a high tolerance for pain.

But you highly doubted the existence of such a perfect being. After all, everyone could feel pain.

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how to fight with your boyfriend, a brief guide by Jemma Simmons

Secret Kisses || Remus Lupin x Reader [[request]]

[[request prompt: Please do an Imagine with Remus where the Marauders are curious because he disappears randomly, not because of the werewolf-disaster but because he’s secretly making out with a shy Reader :D]]

I have been dying to write this imagine omg I’m so excited for this !! ೕ(•̀ᴗ•́)

**I apologize for any grammatical errors since this was all written on my phone. When it’s posted then I’ll make sure to edit it a few more times just in case!**

warnings: none, just pure fluff

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Five Times When... || Peter Parker x Reader

{summary: while spending the night at ned’s place along with peter, you begin to think back on all of the memories you shared with the young dork while trying to figure out his feelings for you.}

admittedly, this is not peter’s soulmate au, but i really wanted to write this imagine so…enjoy~

permanent tags: @psychicwitchphilosopher

warnings: none

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You had a hunch that Peter Parker may have a crush on you, but you couldn’t say with absolute certainty that he viewed you in a romantic light.

Being best friends with Ned Leeds since you were in fifth grade, it was obvious that your paths would cross with Peter on numerous occassion, seeing as though the boy was also a good friend of Ned’s. You got along just fine with Peter, only feeling a tad bit envious when he and Ned would do cool Guy Stuff™ together while sometimes excluding you from their activities completely.

Take right now, for example. Ned’s parents absolutely adored you and Peter and seldom minded whenever Ned invited you both over for a sleepover. Your days would be filled with time spent on videogames and binge watching all of your favorite movies. However, when it was time to turn in for the night, you would be forced to sleep in the guest room as Peter was allowed to stay with Ned in his room.

Admittedly, this made you incredibly jealous. It’s not like either boys particularly liked you-

At least, that’s what you thought.

Which was what brought you to your current situation. As you lay in complete darkness, staring blankly at the ceiling, you thought back to five specific incidences where Peter acted way more than just a friend to you, making you question if his feelings toward you truly were just purely platonic in nature.

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Howell Family Christmas

| Warnings: None. |

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“Are you sure this is ok?”

“[Y/N] it’s fine.”

They were currently in a cab, driving towards Dan’s childhood home.

Dan invited his friend, [Y/N], to spend Christmas with him and his family because she didn’t have family of her own do spend it with.

But she was still nervous, it’s not like they were dating or married, [Y/N] was just a friend, so she felt like the weird cousin nobody knew they had or wanted. And she hadn’t even met the family yet.

The cab pulled up to the house, and Dan and [Y/N] grabbed their bags, struggling to carry them all to the front door until Dan’s brother popped up and lightened their load, helping carry them into Dan’s old bedroom.

As she dug through her bag looking for a certain item, Dan’s little brother whispered in his ear. “She’s hot, keep her.” Before walking away, leaving a pink tint on his cheeks.

The rest of the evening, as Dan introduced [Y/N] to family members, there were several people who made comments more or less like the one made by Dan’s brother.

After dinner, which was late compared to most dinners, Mrs. Howell announced everyone should get ready for bed, as tomorrow is Christmas. “And no fooling around in my house.” She warned, looking in the general direction of Dan and [Y/N], who decided to share Dan’s old bed to save room for other family.

Again, causing whispers and winks at Dan.

‘At least they like her.’ He thought, walking upstairs behind [Y/N].

When they made their way to his old bedroom, he closed the door behind them. “The sleeping arrangement is going to be a little tight, if that’s ok?” She nodded, fully aware he would likely end up uncomfortably spooning her at some point in the night.

“And if it’s alright with you, can I sleep in just my boxers? Only if you’re ok with it, though.” He stated, and once again [Y/N] nodded. “That’s fine by me.”

They changed into their pyjamas, making each other turn around as they did, and crawled into bed together.

Dan immediately wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close and snuggling against her.

Despite just being friends, sharing a bed and cuddling each other was not new to either of them, but as they were in a tiny bed in a house full of his relatives, it felt more uncomfortable than it did in either of their homes.

After silently laying there for what felt like hours, but was probably only several minutes, Dan broke the silence.

“My entire family thinks you’re my girlfriend.”

“I know.”

The silence resumed, until Dan, who suddenly felt bold, broke it again.

“Would you like to be my girlfriend?”

“I would.”

Hundreds of Letters || Bucky Barnes x Reader

{summary: “i wrote two hundred letters i will never send.”}

here’s a little something sweet for bucky barnes.

permanent tags: @psychicwitchphilosopher , @pharaohkiller , @moonlight53

warnings: none

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There was something surreal about being roommates with Captain America and the man who was once known as the Winter Soldier.

Since you worked with Tony Stark on a near daily basis, this often put you into close contact with the Avengers. Despite being on good terms with the vast majority of them (including the youngest of them all, that Parker kid), the two that you got along with the most had to be Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

Something about those two men made you click with them instantly. Perhaps it was the fact that they were alive during the time when the whole world was in turmoil that made you sympathize with them-

Or maybe it was due to your growing feelings for Bucky that made you WANT to be closer to them.

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personally one of the biggest appeals of york for me is how much he looks exactly like a trashy frat boy but has like none of the personality. totally fine with not being the best, nothing but respect for the ladies who consistently own his ass, always tries to do the right thing, would generally prefer everyone to be friends and get along. like. he wears socks with slide sandals but has probably never topped in his life.  thank you for this gem.

none of this is fucking fine, none of it. even if (IF) s5 is 270 minutes of them fucking, they fucked up and they were assholes and nobody should be ignoring that. especially considering the fact that nobody seems to give a shit that an entire lgbt community are hurting lol?