nov.9th

Cozy evening revisions + coffee || Nov 9th, 2017 

spent the entire morning cleaning up my room (and my head) (both have been messed up since exams started); figured that i needed a fresh environment to begin my revisions again. 

nothing better than sipping warm liquid with the andrews sisters playing softly in the background on a chilly evening. ahhh, i’m just waiting for exams to be over. 

also, funny thing is, it’s not even supposed to be chilly. i’m in australia. 

Hello Louies!

With this post, I’d like to introduce you to Project #BacktoLou! 

We’ve seen a lot of nice messages/confessionals of fans on how Louis has been a beacon of light, a safe place, or an inspiration to them. We’d love to collect them, and get these personal stories to Louis. He can read them whenever he’s having a bad day, to remember him that just by being himself, he’s always been - and always will be - a bright, extraordinary light in the world to us. 

This way, we can give him back something that he gives so freely to all of us on a daily basis - happiness. 

We’re in touch with Key 103, as we’d ideally like to get the collection back to Louis at this gig (Nov. 9th). If you’d like to contribute your story - be it publicly or anonymously - you can submit it to us on this blog! We want to collect as much stories as possible up until the end of October. 

If you have any questions, please send us an ask :) 

We’ll keep track of the tag #projectbacktolou as well, both here and on Twitter, where you can find us at @projectbacktoLT

Battlefront 2 Master Post

Alright so this is my master post I was wanting to make where I talk about battlefront 2, I attended the swco2017 battlefront 2 panel and was shown the “exclusive” content video after the main stream was cut to all the online audiences so I’m going to talk about that and basically everything else we current know about battlefront  

So first off the game is set to release nov. 17th 2017, the game can be played earlier by 1. purchasing the Elite trooper edition (79.99) which will allow you a 3 day early access to the game (nov. 14th) and or 2. by being apart of of ea access which is exclusive to x box one and origin on pc which will let you start playing on (nov. 9th).   

NO SEASON PASS (what could this mean?)  

Battlefront 2 (ea) will feature a single player campaign as well as up to 40 player multiplayer. It will spread across all eras including prequel, original, and sequel trilogies. Space battles have been confirmed as well as offline co-op for console editions. Classes are making a debut in this as one of the changes from their earlier installment in their battlefront games (2015) as well as a weapon modification system and abilities customization options.  

Prequel content 

So lets get right into the mix shall we? like most of you here I assume your biggest worry was the prequel content right? Clone wars was a huge part of my enjoyment for the other battlefront games from the 2000′s and my childhood in general; so the announcement of prequels being included in this immediately spiked my interest!    

(picture below is a scene from the trailer where it shows maul and yoda about to face off)

Even after seeing this though (which is the only prequel content shown in the trailer :’/ ) I was skeptical about the appearance of the clones, ideas worked around in my head about nasty ol’ EA making a hero only mode which feature prequel characters and while that would still be a step up from not having them in the game at all it really pissed me off because I want the clones dammit and those stupid little battle droids too. So after the stream cut off at swco2017 EA’s panel for battlefront 2 they told us to turn off our phones and that they would be showing us something exclusive to us. Basically a video of the dev team and their journey making the game riddled with secrets and bits of concept art and more information about the game. They also showed a slide show before this with bits and pieces of art for the games and both of those mixed with information I’ve gathered on my own will be presented now in this post. 

So back to the clones, are they making it into the game? YES THEY WILL! 

(picture above is a piece of concept art featuring clones some sporting jetbacks fighting a battle on the water planet of Kamino) 

Yes the clones will be apart of this game thank the maker! I was a little upset that no actually footage of them is shown or any actually close up art or models for them was shown but considering the games launch is still pretty far off I understand and will be patient.   

(picture below features a battle droid from the separatists side) 

However we did get a look at a game model for a battle droid! Which I am pleased to say looks very nice indeed. 

Okay so what about planets? Well Kamino is the only one we have a visual for sadly, however in the description for the “elite” version of the game available for pre order on amazon.com it is revealed that Theed will be playable as well (will we see the gungans???). 

Phase 1 clones are the only ones shown via art so no information about if we will see phase 2 clones is available right now that I know of unfortunately. But I for one am very excited at the prospect of clones in my battlefront game once again after 12 years. 

Original and Sequel trilogy content 

Lets take a look at some of the other eras, both the original and the sequel trilogy will have maps and troopers and verticals available for play in both multiplayer and single player (it was not discussed if any prequel content would make it into the single player but we will get into that later)  

(picture above shows kylo ren leading a group of first order troopers into battle on star killer base) 

TFA & TLJ content will be available in the game little is talked about what TLJ content will be shown in game beside the pre order bonus of bonus outfits for rey and kylo and some unique abilities and skins for the falcon and a TFO fighter? 

Maybe we will see Maz’s castle as a playable map? who knows. 

As far as the original trilogy content goes for multiplayer. We have Hoth confirmed, Yavin 4, Endor, Tatooine, and the main character (iden) of the single players home world Vardos 

(pictured about the new planet Vardos) 

Also something to be excited about even tho we are in fact seeing some reappearing planets from the earlier installment (2015) is that there are new details about the planets yet unexplored by DICE. Such as being able to ride the taun tauns! this might not sound like much but I loved riding them in the old 2005 installment of battlefront so this pleases me very much. 

(pictured rebel soldier riding tauntaun into a snow trooper)  

The scout trooper and tie pilot will be available as skins (or classes?)  I assume as both of them are shown in the trailer. 

(pictured above Iden and the inferno sqaud on endor in tie fighter like apparel) 

Okay so we got the OT, PT, & ST all taken care of as far as content so what else can we expect from this game that is new? 

Whats new?

Well new ground vehicles have been confirmed yet again via amazon description   

So we have tanks, what can be expected from this some of those glorious tanks from Battlefront 2 (2005) maybe? Only the future can tell.

We have an assortment of new weapons like the A280-CFE blaster rifle (used by mr cassian andor in rogue one) 

We have the return of the class system tho not as large as the 2005′s roster. Battlefront 2 (ea) will have 4 different classes with different play styles featured in their game specialist, heavy, officer, and assault. From my assumption assault will be the regular trooper type (battle droids, clone trooper, storm trooper etc.) and specialist will be things like scout troopers, bothans, assassin droids. Heavy troopers will consist of wookiees, droidekas, tfa heavy trooper and last but not least the officer class seems pretty self explanatory. 

(pictured from left to right specialist, heavy, officer, assault)  

Abilities and Customization 

One of the other new things that will be in this new installment is abilities. This will be the answer to the power up icons found as pick ups in the last game. 

The only ability that I have heard about is reys mind trick and kylo’s “force freeze” so we will have to wait and hear more about them.

Heroes   

As far as heroes go we will definitely be seeing Rey, Kylo, Darth Maul, Yoda, and Han Solo as been confirmed as well.  

(pictured below is rey running through a jungle or forest planet shown in the trailer)

Single Player Campaign 

There will be a single player campaign featured in battlefront 2 (ea). The focus of this campaign will be about a woman named Iden who is the leader of Inferno sqaud (yes that same one). The campaign will span 30 years connecting ROTJ to TFA and will center around Idens resolve to get revenge on the rebel alliance and it’s heroes for killing her emperor an for the most part destroying her empire “this is where the real war begins”. In the trailer shows of starkiller base are shown and her and the inferno squad dispatching rebels and numerous space battles both with rebels of the OT and ST. Also a very interesting scene of her holding luke skywalker hostage? with a DH-17. So pretty exciting right? it has been announced that this story will be CANON. There is also going to be a tie in novel for the game named Battlefront 2 Inferno squad and that comes out in July. The novel will take place 4 years before the game and give some insight into Iden’s background and life pre the events of ROTJ.

Now lets get into the content that was shown after the cameras went off. 

A lot of concept art was shown for various locations via computer screens people were working on as well as actual pieces shown to us one that I would like to talk about was a scene of the rebel troopers from ROTJ in which the infamous bearded trooper is seen. I thought this was interesting because the picture seems largely focus around the bearded trooper and as it’s been made aware Dave Filoni is currently working to try to make the fan theory that, that trooper is in fact captain rex from star wars rebels. So this brings up the question will rex be playable in this game? 

another piece of interesting concept art was a sea cave map? it’s hard to tell what planet this was on if I had to guess I would say naboo? but it could very well be a new planet. this piece of art was very beautiful though so hopefully it gets turned into a good map. 

There was lots of shots of places and models very obscured because you were looking at them not directly so it’s hard to say exactly what most of them are there very well could be a video of this someone snuck so you’re welcome to look for it to try and pick through it but as for me the only 2 real things that stuck out for me I just mentioned above. I would want to bore you all with my speculations on what obscure images in concept art could mean that I barely remember so I shall not. 

To round it all up 

I am pretty excited for this game, I was not so much pleased with the last installment in 2015. I was a stalwart defender of it during the announcement stage and even during beta stage but now that it’s all said and done and all the content has been released and it’s been left to rot on the servers I find myself forever bothered by why it was even made. If you want my personal opinion I believe DICE used the game as somewhat of a tech demo not only for this game but for Battlefield 1 which irritates me because I had so much passion for it when it was coming out and the return of battlefront even in the face of adversity. At the swco2017 panel tho I saw the passion of the devs when they talked about this game and I admit even in my doubt I still hold for this game to save myself from being dissapointed I believe this game will at least right most of the wrongs that were committed in the first game. 

I hope everyone who is excited for battlefront 2 or just wanted information enjoys my post about it, May the force be with you all.

anonymous asked:

How can I stop crying from rage when I think about how Hillary was treated, how she won (would have won in every sane country where 1 person=1 vote) and people still blamed her? And yeah, I'm involved and I am marching and organizing and stuff, but some days it feels too fucking unjust, I can't bear it. I can't stand to live under Trump for the next 3 years, not even till the end of the year. And I hate it so much that rules never apply to him: he was joking/didn't mean it/didn't know.*screams*

when you figure out how, please tell me. i haven’t learned how either. 

anonymous asked:

I know it sounds stupid but I believe in that glasses incident at least 51 percent because it's been so long since he did tweet something w glasses and idk Jimin loves Twitter maybe he is checking fan tweets, we really can't know. But if one day they do come out and say 'yes we did leave hints everywhere, nothing is coincidence' then we can say yes bitch my couple did that. For now I'll stop talking.

To those who don’t know what this is about:

After Japan a JM fan posted on twitter (Nov 9th, I think..): “Jimin-ah if you guys are dating please wear glasses in your next official selca”. I think this tweet didn’t tag the official BTS handle, but it had his name in it so it would appear in search. Also apparently it had a lot of likes..so it’s possible JM saw it when browsing twitter. Anyway, JM used glasses filter in his next official selca he posted on Nov 12 and only wrote “glasses”. In the selca he was also wearing JKs hoodie he wore in Japan, and the selca was posted at 10.28 KST…and what was the date KM left to Japan? That’s right. Oct 28th; 10.28.

So idk this looks like one or two coincidences too many to be an accident to me. But then again, it could be. We don’t know. But it was cryptic af and knowing JM this is defo something he would do.

Things Trump has done for America (no lie)

Making the rounds:

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making America great again. Just look at the progress made since the election:

1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement.
2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google.
3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They’re holding signs and marching every week.
4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone’s forgotten he’s kind of a jerk.
5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns.
6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants.
7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective.
8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.
9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive dissonance.
10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year.
11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work.
12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies.
13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6)
14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.
15. Stephen Colbert’s “Late Night” finally gained the elusive #1 spot in late night talk shows, and Seth Meyers is finding his footing as today’s Jon Stewart.
16. “Mike Pence” has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th.
17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.
18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48 hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.
19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy.
20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians.
21. Massive cleanup of facebook friend lists.
22. People are reading classic literature again. Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now rock stars.)
23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important.
24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President. Seriously, anyone.

- Susan Keller

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Now, if we can only hold onto and REMEMBER these things, past the initial crisis/awakening…

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“As John was in this period of tuition with me, he told me he wanted to write a song about his mother. He said, “Donovan, you’re the king of children’s songs. Can you help me?” I asked him what exactly it was that he wanted to do. He said, “I want to write a song about the childhood that I never really had with my mother.” He asked me to help him with the images that he could use in lyrics for a song about this subject. So I said, “Well, when you think of the song, where do you imagine yourself?” And John said, “I’m at a beach and I’m holding hands with my mother and we’re walking together.” And I helped him with a couple of lines, “Seashell eyes / windy smile” — for the Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland feel that John loved so much. And the song, which you may know, is the amazing “Julia.” I haven’t told many people that before.

“Here’s something else from that same trip, something that shows a different side of John that I haven’t spoken about much. No press managed to break into the ashram when we were all there. An amazing army of media were parked nearby for three days, until the Maharishi asked the local army to escort them out, but a few of them managed to stick around. So one morning, John was washing his hair in the jungle after breakfast — I was sitting on the patio of his little bungalow — and John turned around and saw a paparazzo trying to catch a photograph. Yes, a photograph of the famous John Lennon in the jungle. John, people forget this, but John had that Liverpool’s sailor swagger side to him. He wasn’t just the icon people think of now. So John saw this paparazzo and immediately started chasing him through the jungle, cursing and yelling at him. I’d never seen someone so scared in my life as that photographer. John caught him and threw him over the fence of the ashram. That John, we could use more people like him. He was one tough nut. I miss him still.”
[Donovan, as told to David Marchese, www.vulture.com, 9th Nov 2016]

Pics: John with Donovan and John, Paul and George with Donovan and Jenny Boyd at the front of the picture, in Rishikesh, India, 1968.

DAY 3515

Jalsa, Mumbai                  Nov 8,  2017                Wed 11:21 PM





Birthday - EF Raman Jetly      Thu, November 9 .. birthday greetings to you and may you have a wonderful day and many many days ahead .. love from the Ef …

Birthday Ef  Ravindra .. love and wishes to you .. Nov 9th .. from us all the Ef





OODIYANAM …. !!!

I am fascinated by the jewellery that the ladies wear .. those of the culture from the Southern realms of our nation .. but the one that registers interest is the .. yes ..

the 

“OODIYANAM” 

Its the belt like piece worn at the waist by the ladies and tradition has it that the ‘oodiyanam’ is gifted by the Mother to the daughter when she leaves the house after marriage ..   and on from one generation to the other - the same piece .. it often bears the image of Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth .. the bride in the new home is often welcomed as Lakshmi, the wealth of the family ..

And for the Father’s home which she leaves, the tradition done is .. taking an imprint of the girl’s feet dipped in the red powdered ‘kum kum’ like product on a white sheet or paper and preserved in the home, to symbolise that the daughter has not left her home, that Lakshmi still resides in the house ..


Next obvious question : ‘Did you do that at the time of Shweta’s wedding ?’

Answer : ‘Yes’ !!


Enough traditionalism and jewellery modes, even though I hold one at the time of the ad., shoot done with the Missus, day before .. and to be done tomorrow .. so the obvious refrain now shall be …

Good night .. because the wife shall be on her way early in the morning .. and if there is a delay from my side .. then ..

BAAAADDDDUUUUMMMBAAAA . !!

Amitabh Bachchan

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On University of Washington campus, tucked away in Silven Grove, an area reserved only for students and never shown to tours or even prospective students, there’s a a relief of the Marque de Lafayette. There’s one thing this historical figure is known for: his unwavering, passionate love for America and everything it stands for and what he hoped France could be as well. I visited the Grove today (Nov 9th, 2016) to look at Lafayette and wonder what he would think of America today, and my answer was pretty clear. In the light Seattle rain the relief appeared to have tear tracks running down his bronze face. But Lafayette also fought, and fought hard, again and again, through bullet wounds and not one but two revolutions, he fought for freedom and liberty and rights. And so should we.

Hello everyone! We are excited to announce McPharah week for 2017! The week will celebrating the McCree x Pharah pairing from the series Overwatch, and everyone is invited to participate! This is the chance for fans to share their fanart, fanfictions, headcanons, music playlists, graphics/edits - whatever they may be! We will accept late submissions but ask that you don’t post ahead of the dates!

**As a general reminder, this is an event intended to celebrate the pairing, so please refrain from creating malicious content to bash pairings & shippers.**

Please be sure to use the tag #McPharahWeek2017 on your posts so we can see, categorize, and reblog your content!

The week will be November 5th through the 11th! The prompts are as follows:

Nov. 5th — Day 1: Reunion
Nov. 6th — Day 2: AU
Nov 7th — Day 3: Wounded
Nov 8th — Day 4: Firearms
Nov 9th — Day 5: Laughter
Nov 10th — Day 6: Skies
Nov 11th — Day 7: Family

Please reblog so that those who wish to participate may be able to see it! We look forward to a great week and wish everyone happy shipping! ♥

BIG HOLIDAY SALE COMING!!!

Starting Nov 24th - Dec 9th pick up any poster for half off at 10$, 2 for 15$, 3 for 20$!
Don’t miss out on what could be a one of a kind gift or a nice treat for yourself!
Plus there are a few bonus goodies with every order.
Please allow 3$ for domestic shipping in the US, or 8$ for international.

Hope to hear from you soon~!
Love: The Fuboo