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Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: Qırımtatarlar or Qırımlar, Turkish: Kırım Tatarları or Kırımlılar, Russian: Крымские Татары, Ukrainian: Кримськi Татари or Кримцi) are a Turkic ethnic group that formed in the Crimean Peninsula in the 13th–17th centuries, primarily from the Turkic tribes that moved to the land now known as Crimea in Eastern Europe from the Asian steppes beginning in the 10th century, with contributions from the pre-Cuman population of Crimea.

Crimean Tatars constituted the majority of Crimea’s population from the time of its ethnogenesis until mid-19th century, and the relative largest ethnic population until the end of 19th century. Almost immediately after the liberation of Crimea, in May 1944, the USSR State Defense Committee ordered the removal of all of the Tatar population from Crimea, including the families of Crimean Tatars serving in the Soviet Army – in trains and boxcars to Central Asia, primarily to Uzbekistan. Starting in 1967, some were allowed to return to Crimea, and in 1989 the USSR Parliament condemned the removal of Crimean Tatars from their motherland as inhumane and lawless. Today, Crimean Tatars constitute approximately 12% of the population of Crimea.

Historians suggest that inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Crimea lying to the central and southern parts (the Tats), and those of the Southern coast of Crimea (the Yalıboyu) were the direct descendants of the Pontic Greeks, Armenians, Scythians, Ostrogoths (Crimean Goths) and Kipchaks along with the Cumans while the latest inhabitants of the northern steppe represent the descendants of the Nogai Horde of the Black Sea nominally subjects of the Crimean Khan. It is largely assumed that the Tatarization process that mostly took place in the 16th century brought a sense of cultural unity through the blending of the Greeks, Armenians, Italians and Ottoman Turks of the southern coast, Goths of the central mountains, and Turkic-speaking Kipchaks and Cumans of the steppe and forming of the Crimean Tatar ethnic group.However, the Cuman language is considered the direct ancestor of the current language of the Crimean Tatars with possible incorporation of the other languages like Crimean Gothic.

So. I had a thought, and I ran with it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I thought: there needs to be a line of apparel for Heathens / Lokeans / Rokkatru / NT Pagans etc., that is safe from bigotry. Something that bites back against all of that hateful “You Are The Wrong Kind Of Heathen If ____” bullshit.

So, I decided I should start designing.

And I thought to begin by reclaiming ‘ergi,’ as a nonbinary Lokean, it seemed as good a place as any to start.

I also thought - won’t those folkish bastards just shit themselves over this - an enby reminding them that All Ur Gods R Queer  (◡‿◡✿)

[If this offends any LGBTQIA+ pagans out there, however, please let me know and I will do my best to remedy that or remove this design all together.]

I have plans in the works for other designs that call out racism, sexism, and all the other nasty -isms that Heathenry is infected with, and other designs that focus on positivity. More on that as I complete each one.

These will be available through CafePress, most likely, unless I can get a good enough deal to order a bunch and offer them through my Etsy shop. Please let me know if you are interested in getting a shirt & I will send you a link :)

Thoughts, anyone?

Even More Things I Know For Semi-Certain

- Elita One has giant robot heterochromia
- Megatron is the reason the drones have names and are all painted different colours
- Cybertronians use a base-16 (hexadecimal) number system
- Before money became worthless due to the war, the shanix was actually the highest denomination of currency on Cybertron. It was roughly equivalent to a hundred dollar bill.
- The lowest denomination of currency, was the ‘bit’, and 1 shanix was worth 256 of them (in decimal).
- Optimus Prime has to sleep on his front for two reasons;
- 1) he has primary cooling vents on his back (rather on the sides of his chest like most bots… or on the backs of his legs should you be Megatron)
- 2) he has smokestacks on his shoulders, obviously this makes sleeping on his side uncomfortable
- If he were to sleep on his back, he would overheat due to obstructing his vents, and he’d be very uncomfortable on his side, for comparison put an empty bottle or something else vaguely cylindrical under your shoulder while laying on your side. Not comfy.
- Prowl and Bluestreak are spark siblings, they were created separately but their sparks are almost identical in frequency and composition.
- They also have another spark sibling, Smokescreen, who is closer to Prowl in age than Blue is.
- Smokescreen (and most other bots I need later but can’t fit in atm) are on various colony worlds around the galaxy.
- Spark siblings are rare, but are more common amongst Praxians for some unknown reason.
- Historically, the oldest members of the high council would sit apart from the younger members, not permitted to speak on matters that would affect future generations.
- The council would be preceded over by the Prime, who would represent the southern hemisphere, and the Lord High Protector, who would represent the northern hemisphere.
- What Cybertronians call south, we call north, because apparently they feel like being complicated.
- Spark corruption is a terrible illness that kills all people who get it one hundred percent of the time. There is no treatment, there is no cure, there is very little that can be done to alleviate the symptoms or the pain it causes as the sufferer’s spark corrects itself into oblivion
- Bumblebee was found as an unsparked protoform during a battle, when the High Council still retained forces of their own and were desperate to acquire more.
- Optimus was the one who found him, and finding Bee’s incubating protoform awaiting its spark was what caused him to cut ties with the High Council altogether
- Optimus was also the one to take Bee’s protoform to Vector Sigma for sparking, basically making him Bumblebee’s father.
- Bumblebee sometimes shares Optimus’ berth with him, especially on colder nights.

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*Requested* Imagine your best friend Elijah bringing you home to meet his family and Klaus instantly falling in love with you but doesn’t act on it because he thinks you and Elijah are dating until you tell him the truth and he kisses you

( Wow okay the last part of this got a little sappy maybe idk but I saw a beautiful night sky and I had to write that in. Also, I set this somewhere in season 2 of The originals because I haven´t written that much with Kaleb/Kol yet and I kind of wanted to add him in this one. I hope you enjoy and now happy reading my lovelies!)  

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It is a stormy day in Elijah´s car on the road to New Orleans, as Elijah talks you through the happenings that might occur at dinner this evening. He had been repeating everything you should keep in mind if one of his dearly loved, but very temperamental siblings has a bad day.

Y/N: “Come on, Elijah. It´s not like I´m meeting your parents.”

Elijah: “That would be an entirely different dinner, I assure you that. Nonetheless, I have to warn you about my siblings. Especially about Niklaus. He can be very temperamental. ”

Y/N: “ I´m sure I can handle him. You told me everything about him and I am aware of his reputation. But I´ll doubt he will have any effect on me.”

Elijah: “Maybe so, but please be careful. Kol will be there too.”

Y/N: “I will.”

There´s a moment of silence between you as Elijah passes the road sign which spells Welcome to New Orleans as you feel the anticipation rising.

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It’s not over yet – Jeremy Corbyn could still become Prime Minister

First he won the election. Well, OK, he didn’t, but we surely know who lost the election. That’s the nature of a hung parliament. In 2010 it was plain that the then prime minster, Gordon Brown had lost his election, even though he could theoretically have cobbled together a “rainbow coalition” of “progressive” parties to keep David Cameron out of Downing Street (including representatives from Northern Ireland). Yet his older and wiser comrades counselled that he had lost his moral authority. Wisely, after some mucking about, he threw the towel in.

In that sense we know very well that the British public have summarily rejected Theresa May’s call for a personal mandate. Why, then, would they want her to carry on? It was she who set the bar for personal success so high; so she has to now pay the price.

There are also plenty of constitutional precedents for a messy situation in the Commons to be resolved by the second placed party in terms of seats to be given the chance to rule. That, by the way, is how Britain got its first Labour government, in 1924. It is entirely legitimate, if a little strange to some eyes.

Second, we need a softer Brexit than the one we’re currently headed for. Adding together the Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrat votes gives us an idea of the national support for a broadly “soft” Brexit. You cannot be scientific about this, I concede, but Corbyn was shrewd to take the stance he did in the election of mild euro scepticism; it neutralised Brexit as much as could be done, but preserved a distinctive softer stance than the Conservatives. Thus “soft Brexit” won this election, fair and square. Ideally, Theresa May would acknowledge this and agree to a cross-party approach; but we know how stubborn she can be.

Third, it would be fun. Well, sort of. Novel at any rate. A sense of political adventure may be why Corbyn polled so surprisingly well. Like voting for Boaty McBoatFace, there’s a certain amount of bloody-mindedness involved. It would be intriguing to watch an industry being slowly nationalised, like a python consuming wild boar; unpleasant but still compelling.

Most voters today have no knowledge first hand or even otherwise, of pre-Blair Labour governments (And the youngest ones can’t remember Tony Blair either). They thus lack a certain perspective. Hyperinflation, emergency public spending cuts, IMF loans, collapsing sterling and brutal trade union power would all be novelties. After a few years even Momentum supporters would become Thatcherites. That too would be amusing to witness.

Last, it would, as a result of all of the above, re-invigorate democracy. The young voted for Corbyn, and they deserve a reward for their engagement with the system. Those of us deeply worried about Corbyn still have to admit that he has achieved that, and the country has moved to the left. Voters have turned away from centrist, triangulated policies. The Theresa May’s defeat (for such it was) was also a defeat for a style of politics that has grown tedious. In honour, she should give up.

Given his momentum and the taste of the British public for giving the establishment a kick up the jacksie, I’m guessing we won’t have to wait long for another election. It would not take much for Corbyn to take power. To witness the improbable sight of Corbyn standing on theses of Downing Street, escorting the Queen on a walk round the Buckingham Palace garden for his weekly audience, attending his first G7 summit, hosting Donald Trump at a state dinner (maybe), being shown around a Trident submarine, installing El Gato at Number 10 and any other amount of other excitements, big and small.

All we are saying, is give Jez a chance. A fine chant for a demo in Whitehall this weekend – don’t you agree?

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Thank you all who were named to the Scotland’s Squad this year. Thank you for playing your hearts out and leaving everything on that pitch. #AsOne #BackingBlue

I’m sure I say what’s on lots of hearts but we are not and will not be disappointed in you. For you, yes. Completely gutted. but I’m so proud of you and I’m so proud I got to be part of the roaring crowds at two of the games.

So penguin hugs to all of you.

From the moment you won against Samoa, so many odds were stacked against you. Fordy and Jonny, so glad you got to play. Fraser, can’t believe you got dropped to the bench twice in the RWC! But you played hard. 
Laidlaw, you broke my heart in the captain’s interview after the match. The tears really fell when Cotter spoke as well. I could continue with so many individual achievements–this team was incredible.

You represented the Northern Hemisphere well and went out fighting.

Penguin hugs.

poeedamerons  asked:

I think my previous ask got swollen. I read Coureurs de bois - thanks for the rec guys! That story is amazing, I was hooked!! - so I was wondering if you guys know any similar stories? With badass!stiles, Wolf!derek, pinning Derek, clueless!derek (I love failwolf!derek), adventure and historical (I was really into the whole Canada and fur trading part). I hope you guys get the gist. Thank you so much! Keep doing the lords work!

It did not get swollen. Or swallowed for that matter. XD. Here you go, @poeedamerons! - Anastasia

Originally posted by frozenfussay

Coureurs de bois by Footloose

(1/1 I 25,389 I Teen)

All Stiles wanted to do was set out on his own, just him and Scott. But Scott met the girl of his dreams and got them both mixed up with the special brand of crazy that was the fur-trapping Argent Trading Company. The last thing Stiles expected on the journey into the wilderness was to find out that the Argents weren’t crazy after all, that the wolf-spirits his mom taught him about as a child were real, or that he’d fall in love with one.

***

It All Comes Down To You by Nifters

(2/? I 3,876 I Teen)

Stiles is in the wrong place at the wrong time and finds himself on the run from the Argent Kingdom. Who is to find him but a mysterious group of attractive people living in a cabin in the woods? Stiles finds out that the beasts of the Hale Preserve his mother used to tell him about may be real after all.

Little Red (Shit head) by Fox_Pause

(3/3 I 4,542 I General)

Stiles packs a basket for the wolf and himself, as he has since his mothers death well over two years ago. He meets with the wolf and they make their way into the forest, eventually making their way to the lake.

Howl at the Moon by Dexterous_Sinistrous

(1/1 I 5,280 I General)

Nightly, the echo of a lonely howl can be heard coming from the mountain pass overlooking Stiles’ village. The howl only continued to grow with every day. The whole village knew it was the dreaded wolf of legend–the wolf that survived the centuries of old, with nothing but its loneliness to keep it company.

The village makes the decision to sacrifice one of their own in attempts to please the beast, only to have the animal spare the boy in the red cloak standing before it.

Why does the wolf howl at the moon?

Because it’s lonely.

Stumbled Upon by SheSlumbersThroughHerStories

(6/? I 9,319 I Mature)

Though he knew he shouldn’t be playing out so late, but the little boy was just too curious for his own good. Stiles was a trouble maker ever since he was old enough to talk, and that all started when he was almost two years old.

It was all because of a rumor going around, that there was a large pack of wolves residing in the woods that surrounded the small village. And Stiles, that never seen a wolf before, wanted to find this pack for himself. He ignored his father that warned to not go out at night and go searching for these wild beasts.

You’re a Fine Noise by collie

(1/1 I 9,741 I Teen)

The five times Stiles Stilinski was jailed by the lawman, Derek Hale, (and the one time he was freed).

The One With The Scottish Wolf Lord by Stoney

(1/1 I 11,758 I Explicit)

The Hales are alive and a royal family in Scotland; Stiles is the waif sent to work in the kitchens, elevated to personal attendant/servant to the young Lord Hale. Who happens to be a wolf who can’t shift back.

The Vow of a Wolf by Dexterous_Sinistrous

(1/1 I 12,097 I Mature)

“There’s a boy with alabaster skin, scattered with moles,” Jennifer explained as she thought about Stiles. “With large, dove-like eyes. He’s accompanied by this wolf—the one with fur as black as the night they travel by.”

“Is it the boy or the wolf you want dead?” The hunter questioned.

“Kill the boy before you end the wolf’s life,” Jennifer commanded. “Let the wolf smell the blood of the boy it loves. Let it howl in pain before you end it.”

“Yes, my lady,” the hunter dutifully answered.

Spoils by lavieboheme0919

(7/7 I 12,401 I Explicit)

Sikke (Stiles) is a captured Prince who has been taken to Rome and sold into slavery. He is purchased by Petrus (Peter) who intends to train him and give him to his nephew Darius (Derek) as a gift.

(Welcome To) Far Far Away, or The Tale of Wolfskin and the Fox Prince by scarlettletterr

(4/4 I 14,716 I General)

There’s a wolf sleeping in the cabin on the outskirt of Beacon Hills, and a fox in the Prince’s chambers. This is a tale of magic, of lemon cakes, and oblivious idiots falling in love in the country of Far Far Away.

aka. A Fairy Tale AU where Derek is Donkeyskin and Stiles is Fiona but also Aurora.

Rabbit Hearted by secondstar, Tsuminoaru

(5/5 I 19,027 I Explicit)

Storytellers were known for their talented tongues, their ability to weave tales and enthrall the listener. Their stories held weight, taken as truth as they were passed down from generation to generation. A tale of a cursed pack of wolves was one such story that Stiles had known since he was a child. Never did he think that he would become part of that tale, or that its weight would be up upon his shoulders.

A tale of curses, sacrifices, and acceptance of one’s inner self.

Son of Saur and Syn by Reena

(8/8 I 148, 081 I Explicit)

In the year 995 AN Queen Claudia Stilinski rules in Sylune, the capital of the Holy Kingdom. That year she gives birth to twins, Princes Stuart and Stiles Stilinski, two golden-eyed boys whose fates were bound from the very first second. Queen Claudia is famous for being a just monarch who hatched a very old dragon egg in her youth, thus pushed the extinction of dragons at least a century.

Time passes and in 1013 AN, the Northerners, represented by the Hales; and the southerners, represented by the Argents, compete for influence in court now that the Princes are coming of age. Their rivalry is at its peak in this era, since the dragon’s presence brought the Argent family back to Sylune.

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The Artemision Bronze (often called the God from the Sea) is an ancient Greek sculpture that was recovered from the sea off Cape Artemision, in northern Euboea. It represents either Zeus or Poseidon, is slightly over lifesize at 209 cm, and would have held either a thunderbolt, if Zeus, or a trident if Poseidon.

takingbackshane  asked:

Could you update the 100k+ tag?

it’ll be long (haha get it?)

I Still Believe by IAmAVeronica (17/? | 101,242 | NC17)

War is hell.
Falling in love with enemy solider Derek Hale, secretly mating him, and then accidentally being left behind by him when the war suddenly and violently ends is a special kind of hell apparently reserved for one human omega Stiles Stilinski.
But Stiles is determined to find his mate again, because Derek left more than just Stiles in a war-ravaged and werewolf-hating country - and with danger at every turn and nothing but Derek’s gun and his own wits for protection, hell hath no fury like Stiles now.

Protection of the pack by Carlee (21/? | 175,217 | R)

Omegas, Allison and Stiles escape there abusive pack. They find their way to the McCall/Hale pack and find comfort and love there. But it comes with complications of hunters and their old pack that wants their sweet omegas back.

Tourner Dans Le Vide by AsagiStilinski (30/30 | 121,906 | PG13)

UNBETA’D and massively long, you have been warned

Once upon a time, there was a boy who wore a red hood, he took a wolf into his home and that wolf became a man, this is the story of this boy and his wolf who started a war and fell in love, but there’s much more to it than that, because you see magic is a finicky thing that can hold both beauty and danger, and this boy and his wolf better hope their love story survives, as history has taught us, a broken heart can lead to the most dangerous magic of all, it can lead to the biggest sin, it can lead to becoming darkness, falling into the empty void, it can lead to Tourner Dans Le Vide

This is Gonna Take Me Down by CharWright5 (14/14 | 123,386 | NC17)

Deputy Derek Hale had gone into December believing his biggest issue would be ignoring that giant holiday at the end of it. But with only days left before Christmas, he’s now dealing with a meddling sister, a vigilante group killing Supernatural creatures, finding out his partner isn’t quite human, and his ex showing up outta nowhere after disappearing three years ago without an explanation. Happy freaking holidays indeed.

a mountain to climb by grimm (11/11 | 126,412 | NC17)

“Don’t do it,” he mutters. “Don’t do it, please, don’t do it.”

But there it is, a soft pink line appearing right next to the control. Stiles’ legs give out from under him; he sinks to the bathroom floor, hands shaking, his entire body shaking. It’s hard to breathe, his vision blurring around the edges. There’s a knock on the door behind him and then it opens and Scott sits down next to him.

“I’m fucked,” Stiles gasps, tears prickling at his eyes. “I’m fucked!”

Sinking Ships by standinginanicedress (5/5 | 106,646 | NC17)

Derek Hale has never met a human before.

Throughout his life, he’s probably encountered, give or take, a hundred or so. A mere hundred human beings in his twenty-three years walking around on earth, compared to the millions of weres he’s seen. And, even then, encountered them he might have, but met? Not even close.

He’s had his dry cleaning handed off to him by a mousy looking human girl in a shirt three sizes too big for her with huge eyes and shaking hands while a beta werewolf yelled at her in the background for being too skittish (wonder why that could possibly be), he’s walked past teenage humans cleaning windows and sweeping pebbles off of sidewalks, he’s had the door opened up for him by older humans in pristine uniforms outside of restaurants – but never, never once, has he stuck his hand out to a human and said hi, my name is…

He could probably count on one hand the number of times he’s even been made aware that a human within a hundred feet of him even had a name.

The Awkward and Sometimes Painful Life of of Genim Hale by BlueRunawayMoon (18/18 | 114,464 | NC17)

Stiles is a writer of gay erotica whose work, according to his Editor (one miss Lydia Martin) has gotten dull and boring. Lydia suggest’s that Stiles try to LIVE a little, gain some new juicy experiences that he can write about and bring the heat up again. Only problem is Stiles is a bit on the dorky side and not good with ‘living a little’. After a whole slew of embarrassing situations brought on by his best(sometimes!) friend Scott, he’s given some wise advice and decides to take a tropical paradise vacation. All’s going good and well, and he’s got a major crush on his super hot tour guide Danny. Yet it seem’s like he can’t stop bumping into Derek, who, as annoying and brooding as he seem’s, also makes it quite clear he WANTS Stiles. As in…wants wants. With the two being brought together almost by fate, Stiles discover’s that Derek is more than he seems….WAY more.

I do not own teen wolf or any characters/photos used from it.

Caretakers by em2mb (8/14 | 145,368 | PG13)

Now Lydia sees the white room clearly, Stiles sitting cross-legged atop the nemeton in his lacrosse jersey, squinting at a chessboard.

That’s when Lydia realizes her vantage point makes her Stiles’ opponent - and she has him in check.

Her instinct is to push her own king into danger, but Stiles grabs her wrist. “Come on, Lydia,” he says dryly, a smile tugging at the corner of his mouth. “Chess might not be your game, but surely you know that’s against the rules.”

*

Five months after the nogitsune tears through Beacon Hills, Stiles’ humanity leaves the McCall pack vulnerable. Post-3B.

Keaton Was Better by words_reign_here (10/? | 112,868 | R)

Written from a prompt that I was sent:

Sterek. D&S are not together, but Stiles’ dad catches Derek scent mark cuddling Stiles in bed (because, you know, pack reasons), and he chases Derek from the house with cries of Stiles being too young for him-Derek runs-he just jumps out the fucking window and runs into the woods. Stiles, of course, thinks this is hilarious, and plays along with his dad’s assumption. Stiles hams it up for all its worth, calling Derek “honey” “baby” “sweetie” “puppy” to tease him. Derek is mortified but likes it.

The ETA From You to Me by tylerfucklin (zimothy) (2/2 | 105,043 | R)

In which Derek drives a tow truck and Stiles is the weekend dispatcher who attempts to woo him with his lack of a brain-to-mouth filter and affinity for run-on sentences.

Fire, Fury, and Flame by IAmAVeronica (22/22 | 124,623 | NC17)

Stiles Stilinski was never going to be the omega who got knocked up right after high school, and then he’s accidentally artificially inseminated with a stranger’s sperm.
Awesome.
And the father of Stiles’s baby just so happens to be Derek Hale. Half-feral, quite possibly a murderer, and pursued by a gleefully sadistic band of hunters who are only too eager to use Stiles and his baby to hit Derek right where it hurts.
Joy.

Don’t Savage The Messenger by exclamation (61/61 | 172,379 | NC17)

There is an uneasy truce between the werewolves in the woods and the humans who live in Beacon Hills, protected by a magical boundary that gives warning any time a werewolf crosses it. Then the sheriff is taken by the werewolves and his son offers himself in exchange.

Stiles promises to serve the werewolf pack, not knowing what horrible use they might have for him. But it turns out his most useful skill is the ability to cross the boundary line between humans and werewolves. Life with the werewolves is nothing like he feared and the werewolves themselves are nothing like the hunters’ stories would have him believe.

The Hope of Empty Men by Paintedsmile (17/17 | 119,576 | NC17)

While Stiles is trying to cope with everything he did under the control of the Nogitsune, Malia is quick to insinuate herself into his life and declares herself his ‘mate’. That would have been great if he’d actually been, y’know, interested, instead of trying to hold on to his sanity with both hands. His guilt combined with the fact that she has no idea about concepts such as ‘consent’, Stiles soon finds himself drowning. Will anyone reach him in time?

Son of Saur and Syn by Reena (8/8 | 148,081 | NC17)

In the year 995 AN Queen Claudia Stilinski rules in Sylune, the capital of the Holy Kingdom. That year she gives birth to twins, Princes Stuart and Stiles Stilinski, two golden-eyed boys whose fates were bound from the very first second. Queen Claudia is famous for being a just monarch who hatched a very old dragon egg in her youth, thus pushed the extinction of dragons at least a century.

Time passes and in 1013 AN, the Northerners, represented by the Hales; and the southerners, represented by the Argents, compete for influence in court now that the Princes are coming of age. Their rivalry is at its peak in this era, since the dragon’s presence brought the Argent family back to Sylune.

Animal Instincts by BlueRunawayMoon (55/55 | 261,809 | NC17)

Things are not going well for Stiles. Not only is he drifting from the pack, but he cant sleep and hardly eats, and its never been more clear to him that being a human leaves him at a major disadvantage. As if things weren’t bad enough, he and Malia are on the rocks, and then there is the fact that Derek wants to kill him, of course. Derek, who he dreams about every night. Derek, who is losing control of his inner wolf, when said wolf seems to want Stiles dead.

But because Stiles is the universe’s bitch, a new, terrifying and seemingly unbeatable monster arrives in Beacon Hills, and the pack have no idea how to stop it. When people start going crazy and attacking others, the Pack learn the creature is involved somehow. Now, with Stiles life in jeopardy, they must find a way to cure him before its too late.

Slow burn with lots of sexual tension and build up.

*There is a Stiles/Original Character pair up, but end game is Sterek. Pinky promise :) *

Going Once, Twice, and Sold! by fangirlsupreme (12/12 | 142,960 | NC17)

In a universe where werewolves are the superior race and humans are on the run to avoid being sold as slaves, Stiles Stilinski doesn’t exactly have an easy life. After being captured and brought to an auction house, he figures all that’s left is for him to go out in a blaze of sharp wit and aggressive sarcasm. What he didn’t count on was Derek Hale being the one to buy him. No, he most certainly didn’t count on the two of them falling in love with each other.

Time Gone By by hitorimaron (24/24 | 192,647 | R)

Stiles was doing quite alright lately, thank you very much. His magical tattoo was finally finished, he had a loving husband and a strong pack. He really didn’t need some weirdo dementor-like skeleton attacking his pack and messing up his ritual. Not to mention, being accidentally sent back in time. The day couldn’t get any better now, could it?

I do not own Teen Wolf, nor any of the original characters. All rights belong to their respective owners. The plot and art is all mine, though. Thank you. :)

Golden Boy by trilliath (16/17 | 105,099 | NC17)

Apparently it still amuses his uncle to buy sex slaves for him, no matter how steadfastly he refuses to use them. Derek ducks into his tent with a resigned sigh, prepared to dress and reassign whatever new beauty Peter has bought him. They do make for loyal servants, so he can’t really complain about Peter’s 'gifts’. But it is annoying to deal with, to have to spend his evening sorting out a slave instead of being able to go right to bed. It’s just something he has to learn to accept as a byproduct of serving alongside his uncle.

But when he lays eyes on the boy laying amid his furs, he finds his breath catching in his throat. His skin is golden with the candle-light glimmering against the sheen of oil that has been slathered on his bared body. His lips are parted, and they work over inaudible words or sounds. His skin is flushed, nipples peaked and pierced with simple but unexpected golden rings. He’s spectacularly beautiful in the candlelight. The many glowing candles that have been added to his usual lighting cast glittering edges and shadows, imbuing an almost unearthly golden color to his skin.

It’s enough that Derek hesitates.

Bodies Can Be Bought But the Heart Cannot Be Owned; Only Given Freely by kyrene (2/2 | 102,965 | NC17)

In a world where the human race is enslaved by the werewolf race, Derek Hale struggles to recover from the damage caused to his teenage self by the human, Kate Argent. More to the point, he doesn’t believe that slavery is right. But each werewolf gets a personal slave when they become an adult and he’s long overdue.

The moment he sets eyes on the filthy, naked slave in the corner of the packed warehouse, Derek knows he has to bring him home. But can he ever gets Stiles, who has never known a kind owner before, to trust that he’s finally found a safe place?

Phase 3 by damnitgreenberg (4/4 | 128,839 | R)

In a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, the remaining members of the species are kept, guarded and protected, in self-sustaining compounds called “domes” while werewolves and other supernaturals run the rest of society. After Scott is bitten, Stiles is pulled from his dome to work at Beacon Hills, the largest supecity in what used to be California. There, he strikes up a surprising friendship with the Alpha Prime’s son and stumbles upon a series of secrets that may explain why the war with the Darach and her human separatist army never ended.

Overcoming Me by RTSideStories (26/26 | 105,321 | R)

Stiles and his parents have just moved to the small town of Beacon Hills after “the incident” at his last school. All he wants is his privacy, his self-respect, to forget about his ex, and for everyone to just leave him the hell alone. Though like with most things in his life, he never actually gets what he wants.
Instead, he’s got a circle of people who are WAY too interested in him, an overprotective meat-shield known as Derek Hale, and a school full of WEIRDOS.
Just what he needed. MORE attention.

(Or the modernized version of beauty and the beast with a trans!ftm!Stiles, a cursed beacon hills, and Claudia Stilinski being the central parenting figure.)

Hallowed Grounds by damnfancyscotch (13/13 | 105,527 | NC17)

Stiles is home for the summer after graduation and he is so ready to relax, work a little bit on his second book, and then he almost crashes his car when he swerves to avoid hitting a wolf. But, it’s like his dad says, there are no wolves in California.

Stiles doesn’t think much about it after that, especially once he runs into Erica who’s working at a coffee shop and her boss, the lovely Laura Hale, offers him a job.

Oh, and apparently he’s suddenly running a doggie summer camp because they just keep showing up at his house, especially the big black one who has the prettiest fur and the judgiest face on a dog he’s ever seen.

Mommy Dearest by BeyondtheKilljoy (30/30 | 150,439 | R)

Stiles was supposed to be put in weight training, but due to scheduling problems he was dropped into Health. It was fine, really, it was up until the point where Coach assigned the baby project. And the kicker?
His partner was the reclusive, intimidating Derek Hale - so it really wasn’t fine anymore; especially with a baby who wouldn’t give him a moment of rest if Hale wasn’t there. However, when the project forces him to get closer to Hale than he would even imagine possible, he learns new things about the Hale family and maybe begins to see Hale in a different light.
Even if he’d totally be the mom. 

Robb Stark versus Jon Snow: who's the best King in the North? Oh, wait, it's not a competition

Since Jon was proclaimed King in the North in Game of Thrones, I’ve seen a lot of things on my dashboard. It seems some hate the notion because Sansa is the rightful heir of the North, others just think it doesn’t make sense because Jon was a terrible commander this season, there are those who mock the statement that Jon avenged the Red Wedding because Arya was the one to kill the Freys, some are already comparing Jon to Robb and saying Jon is an improvement, others who are comparing Jon to Robb and saying Jon doesn’t deserve the title and that Robb is a far better leader, and then we have people who are just happy that Jon is king and the Starks finally rule the North once more. Me? I’m someone who doesn’t see things as either black or white.

Jon Snow is my favourite Game of Thrones character (ASoIaF Jon Snow is my favourite fictional character of all time, but here I’m gonna focus on show Jon), but I’m not blinded to his faults and the mistakes he makes. I’ve addressed the Sansa versus Jon issue before, and now I would like to discuss the whole Robb versus Jon question.

Both men were proclaimed King in the North without being entitled to it. Robb because the North wasn’t an independent land and Jon because of the same situation and due to the fact that he’s a bastard (remember that Robb never legitimated Jon in the show).

Not once have I seen people taking into consideration that neither had any “lawful” right to kinghood, for declaring independence would mean rebellion against the lawful state of Westeros. This isn’t something little and secondary; this means that the North wants independence and that those men were considered the best to lead the free North. To me this is extremely important. Why? Because the break with the status quo means a great deal. Yes, the northerners follow the custom of a Stark as their leader (and Jon may not have the Stark name, but he certainly has the Stark blood), but they follow this custom because of what the Starks have always meant, because of what they have come to represent throughout the years. The proclamation of a King in the North after so many years have passed since the conquest is absolutely political.

The execution of Ned Stark is far more to the northerners than the mere death of a beloved person. It shows lack of consideration to the North as a whole, and not only by the Lannisters, but also by the Baratheon brothers. Neither Renly nor Stannis came to Ned’s aid. It wasn’t just a man from the North that was executed, neither just the warden of the North, it was the greatest icon of the North that was executed, a man who represented the North. Dismissing the symbolic power of Ned Stark, Lannisters and Baratheons, each in their own way, created a political problem. It was perfectly sensible for the northern lords to break with the Iron Throne and proclaim Robb their king.

The same goes for Jon’s proclamation. While many of the northern houses were disappointed in some of Robb Stark’s actions and were afraid of the Boltons, thus not aiding House Stark, they were reminded of what the Starks represent after they managed to regain Winterfell. When Lyanna vouches for Jon Snow she is doing so for a great number of reasons. All of her actions are extremely political and strategical, from denying Stannis as her king to proclaiming Jon her king, including her behaviour towards Sansa and Jon when they asked her for help. Lyanna Mormont may be a child, but her actions are carefully considered from her position as ruler.

When Lyanna spoke up for Jon, the North was facing the option of backing up a family that had for many centuries ruled them justly and that proved that was still capable of holding and governing the North, or remain with their heads bent to a rule that mistreated them both with the betrayal that was the Red Wedding and with the appointment of the Boltons, themselves traitors, as wardens of the North. Their previous disappointment and fear were substituted by shame. Choosing Jon as King in the North isn’t saying he is better than Robb, but doing right by a family who had been mistreated by many, including the northerners themselves. Moreover, Jon’s proclamation is done under the White Walkers’ threat, being known that Jon had fought them when he was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. This cannot be overlooked.

Robb’s greatest mistake was “marrying for love” (which was an absurdly anachronistic and out of character decision of D&D, but I’ve already discussed it before and won’t do it again), but that wasn’t his only mistake as king, nor the only problem he had dealt with. He was great in battle, but outside the battlefield his situation as king was far more turbulent. I know that in the show the northerners ground their refusal to help House Stark by saying all the problems that befell the North were due to Robb’s marrying Talisa, but we not only know that that wasn’t the only problem, as we know that in making sense of the world, people often reduce the blame for all their problems to one single reason.

What about Jon? First, we don’t know Jon as king, we only know Jon as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. In this position Jon might not have “married for love” and broken alliance vows, but he did something that can be considered far worse: he allowed the wildlings to cross the Wall. As Tormund says, “We didn’t invade. We were invited”. Jon didn’t “merely” broke an agreement with one of his allies, he shook the foundations of the Night’s Watch.

Jon has been an amazing battle commander (the exception being the battle against Ramsay, which was under extraordinary circumstances - yes, more extraordinary than against the White Walkers), but he dealt with a lot of issues with his fellow brothers in black, not only after he became Lord Commander.

Both Robb and Jon struggled in their positions of leadership, coming to tragic ends as King in the North and Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. I agree that the terrible way Robb’s affair with Talisa was built by D&D does make it easier for the audience to find him a worse leader than Jon, but in reality it’s absurd to say that Jon is an improved King in the North, a King in the North 2.0. Jon has just been proclaimed king, there’s no way to evaluate his kingship. Meanwhile, to say that crowning Jon is a disrespect to Robb because Jon did nothing during season six to earn that title, being terrible in command and depending 100% on Sansa’s connections with the Eyre, is an oversimplification of the proclamation of both men as kings.

Neither Robb nor Jon were crowned exclusively because of who they are as individuals. Neither were proclaimed king just because of themselves as singular men, but because of what they represent. They represent the North, its values and singularity, they represent House Stark and, not only its continuity, but the continuity of Ned Stark’s legacy. Jon’s proclamation has yet another symbolic element to it: it is an acknowledgment by the northerner lords of their “betrayal” when they refused to back House Stark up, a house that has always been fair in its rule of the North and a true representative of northern values.

Robb wasn’t made king just because he won battles. He was made king because he stood up for the North. When all of the contenders for the Iron Throne dismissed Ned Stark and the North, he rose to fight for his father, and in so doing, he became a symbol of the North. See what Greatjon Umber declares:

My lords. MY LORDS! Here’s what I say to these two kings. [spits] Renly Baratheon is nothing to me, nor Stannis neither. Why should they rule over me and mine from some flowery seat in the south? What do they know of the Wall or the Wolfswood? Even their gods are wrong. Why shouldn’t we rule ourselves again? It was the dragons we bowed to and now the dragons are dead. [draws his sword and points it to Robb] There sits the only King I mean to bend my knee to: the King in the North! [kneels]

Greatjon proposes a break with the status quo. There is no reason for him to follow men who know nothing about the North. While he respects the tradition of House Stark governing the North, he doesn’t respect the leadership of those who are not northerners. Robb is meant to represent the North. Of course his self is relevant, but it is relevant because of the fact that it embodies the North.

The same goes for Jon’s proclamation:

Jon Snow: The Free Folk, the Northerners and the Knights of the Vale fought together. We fought bravely and we won. My father used to say, “We find our true friends on the battlefield-”

Cley Cerwyn: [stands] The Boltons are defeated. The war is over! Winter has come. If the Maesters are right, it’ll be the coldest one in a thousand years. We should ride home, and wait out the coming storms-

Jon Snow: The war is not over. And I promise you, friend, the true enemy won’t wait out the storm. He brings the storm.

[pause, Lord Cerwyn and Jon sit, the Northern lords begin bickering among themselves again]

Lyanna Mormont: [glances around, then stands and speaks accusingly to Lord Wyman Manderly] Your son was butchered at the Red Wedding, Lord Manderly, but you refused the call. [Manderly looks away, Lyanna turns to Lord Robett Glover] You swore allegiance to House Stark, Lord Glover but in their hour of greatest need, you refused the call. [turns to Lord Cerwyn] And you, Lord Cerwyn. Your father was skinned alive by Ramsay Bolton. Still, you refused the call. But House Mormont remembers. The North remembers! We know no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark. I don’t care if he’s a bastard. Ned Stark’s blood runs through his veins. He’s my King, from this day until his last day!

Wyman Manderly: Lady Mormont speaks harshly… And truly. My son died for Robb Stark, the Young Wolf. I didn’t think we’d find another King, in my lifetime. [to Jon] I didn’t commit my men to your cause… Because, I didn’t want more Manderlys dying for nothing. But, I was wrong. [points to Jon] Jon Snow avenged the Red Wedding! He is the White Wolf. [draws his sword and kneels to Jon] The King in the North!

Jon wasn’t proclaimed king merely because of his actions in season six. He was crowned because of what he represents, because he embodies the North and because he is a Stark, even if a bastard Stark. Jon even looks like a Stark.

Even though the reconquering of Winterfell was a problematic enterprise, Jon having committed mistakes, it was nonetheless a successful enterprise captained by him. Not for a single moment did he shy away from the fight, trying to rescue his little brother, the lawful heir of Winterfell. This alone was a statement of his commitment to northern values and to House Stark. Besides, as quoted above, Jon himself quotes his father’s words and shows he is guided by them. Moreover, he and the men he managed to gather under his command, not the knights of the Vale, were the first to retake Winterfell, Jon having taken Ramsay down with his own, practically bare, hands. The symbolic power of this cannot be overlooked; the last living son of Ned Stark, representing the true North, took down the last living son of Roose Bolton, who represented the betrayal of the northern values.

We must not forget that Jon makes it clear that the war is far from over. Just like Lyanna Mormont joined Sansa and Jon’s cause due to a threat that needs the right leader to face it, the northern lords find Jon the best person to guide them in such a war. They have all of the reasons given above to believe it, plus the knowledge that Jon was the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, an institution respected by northerners (remember what the Greatjon said?) and whose command is chosen by its own members. Jon is a man prepared for the war to come and a man people will follow.

As I said in another post, as a Jon Snow fan, I’m the first to say that he was all over the place this season and that at first sight it’s pretty nonsensical to believe him a good option for a ruler. But from the northerners point of view, Jon has qualities that make him a pragmatic and politically sound option of a leader. As Lyanna says, “the North remembers! We know no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark”. Here, “the North remembers” has a different meaning from the one it has in the books. The North remembers the true values of the region, the North remembers that the southerners know nothing about their ways. The King in the North is Stark, even though he is a bastard. Jon is the representation of the North and of House Stark, he proved it.

Wyman Manderly’s words are also important: “I didn’t think we’d find another King, in my lifetime. I didn’t commit my men to your cause… Because, I didn’t want more Manderlys dying for nothing. But, I was wrong”. Manderly states that he didn’t believe there was someone who embodied the North to be its king. He goes on saying “Jon Snow avenged the Red Wedding”. By this, Manderly implies that the Red Wedding was an attack on the North, on the true king, Robb, and that another has come that proved to be worthy of the title of King in the North. Far from saying that Jon is better than Robb, Manderly is saying that Jon avenged the true king, being worthy of the same title.

I must once again make it clear that all of the reasons for Jon’s crowning are due to his embodiment of the North. His actions by themselves are not what speak in his favour, but what his actions represent, as much as Robb’s. If Robb’s proclamation was due to the southerners betrayal of the North, Jon’s is not only due to that, but also because of the northern betrayal of the North. When the very northerners betrayed the North, be it due to their involvement in the Red Wedding or because of their failure in supporting House Stark’s claim, somehow there was a northern who reclaimed the North. Both Robb and Jon had no “lawful” right to kinghood. Kinghood was bestowed upon them by others because they are the North, and by being so they were chosen.

There isn’t a competition between the Kings in the North. One cannot say one is better than the other; we haven’t even seen Jon acting as king. All we can do is try to understand why both men were proclaimed kings, and from where I stand I don’t see how either Robb or Jon is better than the other or is disrespected by the other’s crowning.

anonymous asked:

How do you see the relationships between the British Isles characters?

Ooooh this is a complicated question you ask and it’s very difficult to answer shortly. Let’s see if I can answer this within a reasonable length. To start off, have a silly diagram on the relationships of the British Isles countries:

(and let me just make this clear, I put England in the centre since he is a canon character and not because he is superior to the others. I just felt it made the diagram clearer as well and not a mess of lines)

Green line = From good to really good relations
Blue line = Awkward, some past tensions but improving
Red line = It’s… complicated. Not at each other’s throats but a mix of teasing, awkwardness, past tensions, a little resentment… they do care for each other but are rarely obvious about it.
Pink/purple line = Neutral going on good? Not much interaction.

To go into more detail, I will first focus on England’s relationships with his siblings as they are probably the most complicated:

England and Ireland = They’ve had a violent and bloody history with each other so no doubt the relationship was extremely strained at times. However in early history, their relationship wasn’t awful, one could say they even got along. The relationship took a turn for the worst only in the last 3-4 centuries when England became obsessed with Anglicizing Ireland and Ireland violently rebelled and broke away from the UK. However many people have chosen to regard Ireland cuttng political ties (leaving the UK) as him cutting familial ties which I absolutely never agreed with. Family is important in Ireland and I strongly doubt Ireland cut familial ties with England and the others after he left the UK. (this is just a big personal peeve of mine) However after leaving there was probably resentment that remained between England and Ireland but over the years, their relationship has improved and the resentment is morphing into awkwardness. I like to regard their current relationship as awkward siblings “not exactly friends yet but no longer enemies”.  

England and Scotland = To put it shortly, brothers with a long-standing rivalry. A lot of teasing, poking fun and arguing over who is better. Their relationship arguably wouldn’t have been as strained as it was with England and Ireland but it would be incorrect to assume that there wasn’t a good amount of anger, resentment and exasperation between Scotland and England. England was in the last few centuries leading up to recently obsessed with making his neighbours English and subservient while Scotland was concerned with remaining distinguishable from England and refusing to become anyone’s lapdog, especially an English one. So yeah, in the past there was certainly a lot of friction between the two and both were exasperated and angry with the other. Right now Scotland does probably feel resentment towards England’s government for having so much say in his affairs and would like more freedom. On a personal level, I think England and Scotland care for each other but are more likely to express it through teasing. (this is the reason why I really dislike the popular interpretaton of pixiv Scotland abusing the hell out of England)  

England and Wales = I think of all the other countries in the British Isles, Wales probably holds the least amount of past resentment towards England. Not that there was no resentment at all but taking into account the other countries, Wales does appear to have the least strained relationship with England. Of course the main tension that existed between them was the recent cultural erasure that Wales suffered at England’s hands while England was obsessed with making everyone around him English. Apart from that, their relationship is not too horrible and is mostly peaceful nowadays. I don’t think it would be beneath Wales to occasionally join Scotland in teasing England but otherwise he is a calm and passive nation who works on the principle “You respect my privacy and I will respect yours.” I would think that England by now is more mindful about not stepping on Wales’ toes because although it is very difficult to have Wales become openly enraged, Wales knows how to be passive-aggressive to an uncomfortable degree. 

England and Northern Ireland = A lot of people first assume that Northern Ireland and England have a pretty good relationship, which is not the best assumption to make. Perhaps at first when Northern Ireland was created by England, he might have looked up to England for guidance and protection and would have gotten along really well with him. But with the Troubles that happened from the late 1960s to 1998 in Northern Ireland, England screwed up many times in his attempts to help the younger nation. Northern Ireland has become a bit disillusioned with how he used to regard England and probably carries more recent resentment over England’s failure to help him effectively during the Troubles. England probably feels horribly guilty over all this but at the same time he is frustrated that his way of dealing with the Troubles didn’t work. I would mostly regard their relationship as being awkward with a hint of resentment, they still care about each other but there are sensitive topics they avoid talking about despite these topics being difficult to ignore.

…darn it, I did warn this would be difficult to answer shortly. I’ll try to sum up the other relationships very briefly, it will give you some space to research further. If there is a relationship you are stuck on, I’ll do my best to help. 

Ireland and Scotland = These two get along really really well, it’s probably one of the more positive relationships in the British Isles. The relationship is not beyond flawless, there have been a number of hiccups n the past. But taking into account their historical, cultural and lingual closeness, it’s a relationship that I consider to be very positive. I will admit that I have a bias towards this relationship but it’s hard not to be after all the things I’ve read about them. There are a lot of common interests and cultural similarities in this relationship, I always was confused by the people who decided to interpret Scotland and Ireland as enemies since I feel the good things outweigh the bad in this relationship.  

Ireland and Wales = Pretty good relationship, it might have started off with a few hiccups (the north part of Wales was invaded by the Irish tribe Laigin, the Llŷn peninsula in Wales is said to be named after them) but at present they get along very well with their shared interest in Celtic heritage and other things they share in common. 

Ireland and Northern Ireland = Very awkward but improving relationship. Many people think Ireland would regard Northern Ireland as a stolen brother but I have a more cruel outlook on the relationship. I personally believe that Ireland spent a part of the 20th century regarding Northern Ireland as someone who didn’t need to exist. From the 1920s to the 1970s, most people in Ireland’s government called Northern Ireland “the six counties” and otherwise refused to use the real name. I think that would reflect on Ireland’s attitude, he thought that the people and land Northern Ireland represented was his by right and he blamed Northern Ireland for the Irish Civil War. Thankfully Ireland started changing his opinion around the second half of the 20th century and began accepting Northern Ireland as a brother, but his original attitude had caused a lot of damage to their relationship. So there is a lot of awkwardness between these two, arguments and getting defensive is not an uncommon occurrence. But their relationship is on the mend.  

Scotland and Wales = I would class this relationship as quite good. Typically Scotland and Ireland have always paid attention to each other more than either have to Wales. However when these three are together, they get on really well. Scotland and Wales share similar political views and I would think they share quite a few common interests as well. It’s not unusual for them to team up together against England in an argument. There might be a few hiccups that occurred in the past between them, but not enough for their relationship to have problems today. 

Scotland and Northern Ireland = Really good relations, being geographically close to each other has led to Scotland and Northern Ireland sharing a lot of things in common. They get along really well, perhaps even better than Northern Ireland does with England. (a possible source of jealousy) 

Wales and Northern Ireland = A bit difficult to figure this relationship out since there is so little interaction between them. I consider it would be rather neutral going on good, I think they would generally get along.

Hope this helps you out, truly sorry for how long this has taken me to answer!  

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The Irish Elk is an extinct creature. It was one of the largest deer to ever live and also had the biggest antlers of any know cervid. The Irish Elk is used to represent Northern Ireland in UK heraldry coats-of-arms (see pic 2). Creatures that represent other UK nations are the Lion for England, Unicorn for Scotland and the Dragon for Wales. 

The image of the Irish Elk was used throughout the design of Stormont estate (the parliament of Northern Ireland) as can be seen in photos 3 & 4.

Although most of the known skeletons were found in Irish bogs the Irish Elk was not exclusive to Ireland and extended across Eurasia to northern Asia and Africa. It stood 7 foot tall at the shoulder and were thought to weigh up to 1,500lbs and more. It became extinct at least 7000 years ago.

The sculpture of the Irish Elk in photo 5 is in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.

theworldwasinblackinwhite  asked:

Can you update the Dragon tag?

yes i can

Dragon Bound by DaytonBowen (1/1 | 1,663 | PG13)

Derek had no idea how he ended up here. He was a prince, the head of the royal guard, a skilled warrior who had taken on and defeated all manner of foe from man to… well technically he hadn’t beat that dragon but nobody knew that. The point was he should not be trapped in a crumbling tower of a derelict castle like some virginal maiden. What was he supposed to do, wait for a knight in shinning armor to rescue him? He was the goddamn knight.

Quit Dragon Me Around by WonderWolf (1/1 | 6,783 | PG13)

Stiles makes the mistake of taking Derek’s sword and now the grumpy werewolf seems determined to stop him from stealing and landing himself in jail.

Stiles is not pleased. He’s also starving.

(Or the one in which Derek has good intentions, but little understanding of how Dragon biology works. He just wants the cute mole-speckled kid to be safe).
—–

“Five meals, Scott. Derek Hale has stopped me from eating five meals. I can’t believe he’s really trying to kill me over stealing his sword. That’s so petty of him. It isn’t like I meant to steal it,” Stiles complains.

“You kind of did mean to, dude,” Scott adds unhelpfully.

“But you don’t understand, Scott. It-”

“Just smelled so good? I know, you’ve said that like fifty times over the past two weeks,” Scott says.

“This is the equivalent of him stealing my lunch money, right? Thanks to him, I didn’t have a meal this week. Or last week! He’s a bully, is what he is. A nice smelling, douchebag of a bully.”

Starset by sasha_bo (10/10 | 32,737 | G)

Paranormals of all shapes and sizes now freely exsist in the open and cohabit towns with humans. Somehow Derek was the one para who ended up with a dragon shifter stalker. A dragon shifter stalker who is the worst stalker to ever stalk.

Dragon!Derek wants to hoard Stiles by fanabana (1/1 | 1,256 | G)

Derek felt like a failure of a dragon. His hoard was pathetic. It wasn’t that he couldn’t hoard more valuable items that what he has; it’s that he doesn’t want to. He always feels compelled to collect his strange little baubles and scraps of paper and he doesn’t know why.

The Chosen One by Red_Eyed_Wizard (1/? | 1,109 | NR)

Stiles was sick and tired of being out on research duty with Danny, Lydia, and Mason. Not to mention the teens ever growing restlessness, which was only growing with his power. And then there was one of his alphas. Derek. Just thinking his name made the room grow hot around the boy. Any way, he couldn’t take it any more. So at 11:30 he left the loft, telling his friends that he was getting some fresh air. Little did he know, the newest creatures in beacon hills had different plans for him.

Tattoos and Teeth by tesha198 (30/? | 38,769 | NC17)

Stiles’ power is progressing quickly. So quickly it threatens to consume him if he can’t get it under control. Then, on a pack mission, Stiles get’s roasted - literally - by a Dragon. He should be dead. Except he’s not. What he is, is slightly charred and left with a massive tattoo spanning most of his body. A tattoo of a Dragon. A tattoo of a Dragon that comes to life and frankly doesn’t like Derek very much at all. The result is a very pissed off Derek and a faction of hunters now bent on using Stiles for their cause or killing him. Can Stiles balance his growing power, a jealous Derek, and a group bent on claiming his life?

Son of Saur and Syn by Reena (8/8 | 148,081 | NC17)

In the year 995 AN Queen Claudia Stilinski rules in Sylune, the capital of the Holy Kingdom. That year she gives birth to twins, Princes Stuart and Stiles Stilinski, two golden-eyed boys whose fates were bound from the very first second. Queen Claudia is famous for being a just monarch who hatched a very old dragon egg in her youth, thus pushed the extinction of dragons at least a century.

Time passes and in 1013 AN, the Northerners, represented by the Hales; and the southerners, represented by the Argents, compete for influence in court now that the Princes are coming of age. Their rivalry is at its peak in this era, since the dragon’s presence brought the Argent family back to Sylune.

lightwoods-look-better-in-black  asked:

So I recently read a Game of thrones AU, and I was wondering if you guys knew of any more? Thanks!!

AND

Anonymous said:Any Sterek Game of Thrones!AU’s?

Yup! For @lightwoods-look-better-in-black and nonny. - Anastasia

Originally posted by neysebenboyleyim

All I need to know by Alba55

(1/1 I 1,011 I General I Sterek I MPreg)

Stiles rushed inside the big Dothraki tent and his world stopped moving right there. His eyes darted between Derek and the little hairy bun on his lap. Derek was playing with her, smiling as she catched one of Derek’s fingers in her little fist. Derek looked up and his gaze landed on him, his smile fading into a thin line. Their eyes met and Stiles was confused, a mix of sadness and glee going through his veins.  

as my lord commands by wearing_tearing

(1/1 I 2,515 I Teen I Sterek)

“So you are highborn,” Derek says after a few minutes. “I should be calling you ‘my lord’.”

Stiles makes a face at him.

“You do that and I’ll piss in your boots.”

Birds and Stars by rjt1875 for NotTheQueen

(1/? I 2,689 I Not Rated I Sterek)

In the capital province of Silesian, Prince Stiles Stilinski rekindles his friendship with Sir Derek Hale. Their stories have always been intertwined, but soon, so are their lives. It seems like they can’t live without the each other, but what if they have to? Would one die without the other, or trudge on through life?

A Beacon of Beginnings by blahrandomblah

(1/1 I 2,957 I Not Rated I Sterek)

Peter of House Hale has orchestrated a coup among the Wardens of the Westeros (the Stilinskis in the North, the Martins in the South, the Argents in the West, and the Hales of the East). Once crowned, Peter forms a small council and names his nephew and only living male family member, Ser Derek of House Hale, as his heir. Lord Jon Stilinski is named Hand of the King, and his son, Stiles, heir to Winterfell, chooses to squire for the newly named prince. As is wont in times of rebellion, Derek is dragged into the perilous game of thrones and Stiles is along for the ride. When the descendant of a former ruling family marries a Lordling of Westeros, all of the seven kingdoms are thrown into chaos.

like a hummingbird by cannibalswelcome

(1/1 I 3,331 I Teen I Sterek)

Gods, he thought. Gods, I am so fucked.

The Northern Lord and The King’s Bastard by AnaIsFangirling (Ana_K_Lee)

(2/? I 4,366 I Mature I Sterek)

Derek Hale, second son of Lord Bracken Hale, is sent to Winterfell to serve Lord Eddard Stark as the warden of the North prepares to travel south to be King Robert’s Hand. He is not destined to play the game of thrones but his last mission, protecting Stiles Waters, one of King Robert’s bastards, will turn out to be a never ending adventure filled with danger and excitement… and maybe even love.

and the wild things roared their terrible roar by hoars

(1/1 I 4,905 I Explicit I Sterek I Rape)

Derek as Khal Drogo (but set in snow beyond the wall) and Stiles as Daenerys Stormborn (although he’s a greenseer of the Children rather than a dragon).


UPDATE: @nederyslet us know about this one they wrote.

Son of Saur and Syn by Reena

(8/8 I 148,081 I Explicit I Sterek)

In the year 995 AN Queen Claudia Stilinski rules in Sylune, the capital of the Holy Kingdom. That year she gives birth to twins, Princes Stuart and Stiles Stilinski, two golden-eyed boys whose fates were bound from the very first second. Queen Claudia is famous for being a just monarch who hatched a very old dragon egg in her youth, thus pushed the extinction of dragons at least a century.

Time passes and in 1013 AN, the Northerners, represented by the Hales; and the southerners, represented by the Argents, compete for influence in court now that the Princes are coming of age. Their rivalry is at its peak in this era, since the dragon’s presence brought the Argent family back to Sylune.

harpothemarx  asked:

where did you get the name "zeroyalviking" from?

It’s really just a random name I came up with when I signed up for a forum when I was 12. I thought “Ze” sounded like a funny way of saying “The” then for some reason Royal Viking came out of my mouth. So really when you call me “Ze” you’re calling me “The.” NO it is not “Zed” outside the US lol. That’s just for the letter Z.

However I came up with with a meaning behind the name a couple years ago. It’s not why I chose the name, but it’s fun to think about the dots that are connected.

Ze represents the general silliness of my personality and being unconventional.

Royal represents the fact that I was born with hemophilia which is the disease that ran through Queen Victora’s bloodline. It is nicknamed the Royal Disease.

Viking represents my northern Scottish/Scandinavian heritage. I actually learned to do have some viking descent on my mom’s father’s side.

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Ze represents the general silliness of my personality and being unconventional.             

Royal represents the fact that I was born with hemophilia which is the disease that ran through Queen Victoria’s bloodline.

Viking represents my northern Scottish/Scandinavian heritage. I actually learned I do have some viking descent on my mom’s father’s side.

hey ze. yes hello this is for 500k and to many more subscribers in the future. :D

i was gonna have this whole proofread letter to go with this gifset, but that went out the window also, so this is me rambling.

i felt the need to post this after the vlog. i almost started crying over the fact that you tell people to give it a year, because january 1st of last year i was still going through chemotherapy treatments and the side effects were so bad that i could barely get out of bed. i was almost always in a sad or depressed mood at the fact that this happened to me, but i gave it a year. i gave it year because i knew at one point that things were gonna get so much better. and they did.

but ze, i just wanted to say i’m proud of you. for pulling yourself out of a bad situation and being where you are today. i know all of your fans are proud. and i’m so happy that i found your channel. i really am. happy new year. :)

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my entry for nboc tuesday! my name is sofia and im an agender khakassian (a small turkic/mongol ethnicity from siberia).

i currently live in houston texas and have no connection to my culture or my people. i have strong ties to the asian community even though northern asians aren’t strongly represented.

ive never really felt a strong connection to gender even though i was conditioned to. even though i am femme and have a connection to womanhood i am not female or male. i am just me.

i am very proud of who i am even though society doesn’t want me to be. i am proud of POC who are constantly loving themselves despite what we were raised to believe

A focus on Titan.

Titan (or Saturn VI) is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object other than Earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

Titan is the sixth ellipsoidal moon from Saturn. Frequently described as a planet-like moon, Titan has a diameter 50% larger than the Moon and is 80% more massive. It is the second-largest moon in the Solar System, after Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, and is larger by volume than the smallest planet, Mercury, although only 40% as massive. 

Titan is primarily composed of water ice and rocky material. Much as with Venus prior to the Space Age, the dense, opaque atmosphere prevented understanding of Titan’s surface until new information accumulated with the arrival of the Cassini–Huygens mission in 2004, including the discovery of liquid hydrocarbon lakes in Titan’s polar regions. The geologically young surface is generally smooth, with few known impact craters, although mountains and several possible cryovolcanoes have been found.

The atmosphere of Titan is largely composed of nitrogen; minor components lead to the formation of methane and ethane clouds and nitrogen-rich organic smog. The climate—including wind and rain—creates surface features similar to those of Earth, such as dunes, rivers, lakes, seas (probably of liquid methane and ethane), and deltas, and is dominated by seasonal weather patterns as on Earth. With its liquids (both surface and subsurface) and robust nitrogen atmosphere, Titan’s methane cycle is viewed as an analogy to Earth’s water cycle, although at a much lower temperature.

Titan’s surface temperature is about 94 K (−179.2 °C). At this temperature water ice has an extremely low vapor pressure, so the little water vapor present appears limited to the stratosphere. Titan receives about 1% of the amount of sunlight that Earth gets.

Atmospheric methane creates a greenhouse effect on Titan’s surface, without which Titan would be far colder. Conversely, haze in Titan’s atmosphere contributes to an anti-greenhouse effect by reflecting sunlight back into space, cancelling a portion of the greenhouse effect warming and making its surface significantly colder than its upper atmosphere.

Titan’s clouds, probably composed of methane, ethane or other simple organics, are scattered and variable, punctuating the overall haze. The findings of the Huygens probe indicate that Titan’s atmosphere periodically rains liquid methane and other organic compounds onto its surface.

 It was summer in Titan’s southern hemisphere until 2010, when Saturn’s orbit, which governs Titan’s motion, moved Titan’s northern hemisphere into the sunlight. When the seasons switch, it is expected that ethane will begin to condense over the south pole.

Titan’s surface is marked by broad regions of bright and dark terrain. These include Xanadu, a large, reflective equatorial area about the size of Australia. It was first identified in infrared images from the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, and later viewed by the Cassini spacecraft. The convoluted region is filled with hills and cut by valleys and chasms. It is criss-crossed in places by dark lineaments—sinuous topographical features resembling ridges or crevices. These may represent tectonic activity, which would indicate that Xanadu is geologically young. Alternatively, the lineaments may be liquid-formed channels, suggesting old terrain that has been cut through by stream systems. 

After years of searching, planetary scientists think they may finally have spotted waves rippling on the seas of Titan.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied several unusual glints of sunlight off the surface of Punga Mare, one of Titan’s hydrocarbon seas, in 2012 and 2013. Those reflections may come from tiny ripples, no more than 2 centimetres high, that are disturbing the otherwise flat ocean.

Picture : This image shows Titan in ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, with Xanadu in the bright region at the center-right. It was taken by Cassini’s imaging science subsystem on Oct. 26, 2004. Red and green colors represent infrared wavelengths and show areas where atmospheric methane absorbs light. These colors reveal a brighter (redder) northern hemisphere. Blue represents ultraviolet wavelengths and shows the high atmosphere and detached hazes.

Credit : NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute