ocean gifts

on the topic of lance and sharks

as someone who’s favorite animal is also a shark, here are some things that lance 100% did when he was younger

  • hoarded shark info books
    • he’ll write down one on his christmas list every year, and will always look forward to a new and different book
    • he has a hefty collection of these shark bio books by the time he’s in middle school and can spend hours just looking through all of them, even if he’s read them before
    • any time he has guests over he’ll show them one, all excited like “and this is a thresher shark! they’re one of the least aggressive species, and this long bit on their tail is used like a whip, since their jaws aren’t as strong as other sharks”
  • whenever his family would take trips to the aquarium he’d mope along the walls of fish and stingrays until they got to the real attraction, then would just sit down against the glass of the shark tank and stare
    • then, of course, he’ll go and sneak off into the gift shop when they’re leaving and beg his mom to buy him the shark plushie
    • he has an array of shark-related items (multiple plushies, figurines, even a snapper toy with a shark head) sitting next to his collection of books, all taken from aquarium or ocean park gift shops
  • since he grew up practically living on a beach, he’d constantly hear people whine and complain about the possibility of sharks in the water, and because he has no “this is a stranger maybe i shouldn’t intervene” mentality when it comes to stupid people, he’d go ahead and inform them of all the reasons they have nothing to worry about and are just being dumb
    • um, yeah, he still does this
  • playing pretend (hoooo boy what a nerd)
    • any time he’s in the water it’s always: Lance: “no mom i can’t get out of the water, i’ll die!” Lance: “i really need some new goggles, how am i supposed to be a tiger shark if i can’t even see where i’m swimming?” etc. etc.
  • his favorite shark will change nearly every week, but more often than not it’ll either be a thresher, a blacktip, or a hammerhead

Your fav Akshay is problematic bc he writes sappy love poetry.

“With the memory of your nectarine, radiant warmth,
I fade away in the morning that brings separation,
And only upon seeing the crescent
the lotuses of my two eyes blossom–
Only the Son of the Ocean (the moon) has gifted me your face.”

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I’m hoping for something more like this for Daud’s activities in Dishonored 2, but I guess we will see!

NIALL OPENED A FREAKING RECORDING STUDIO IN DUBLIN
NIALL IS RUNNING HIS OWN GOLFING BUISNESS NIALL IS DOING A CHARITY EVENT FOR A CANCER RESEARCH NIALL IS HAVING THE BEST BREAK NIALL IS TRAVELING THE WORLD NIALL IS WRITING MUSIC NIALL CAN PLAY THE PIANO THE DRUMS THE GUITAR MY HEART STRINGS NIALL IS MAKING HISTORY SOLO NIALL WILL RISE AND I AM SO HERE FOR IT