a concept: Married couple Victor Nikiforov and Yuuri Katsuki are lying on a couch in their shared apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia. Yuuri is wearing sweatpants and Victor’s hand is on his thigh. They’re talking about plans for their upcoming anniversary, searching through restaurant reviews on Yelp. Yuuri is distracted by the phone, hair tousled from the pillow and words sleepily strung together. Victor is looking at Yuuri like he’s the center of his gravity, his unconditional anchor in an endless sea.
Conan: How does he respond when you show these to him?
Will: The other day he was in, um, Atlanta. He was, like, working. He was directing. I knew he was super busy, so it was the right time to send him a picture. And I sent him this picture and all he simply replied on the chain… “You’ve ruined my day.”
In 2011, a small selection of letters that Fred Astaire and Hermes Pan had written to Ginger Rogers over several decades were published by Roberta Olden in an exhibition entitled, The Ginger Rogers Collection. Here are some excerpts:
January 1936 telegram from Fred to Ginger: “Hope you have a nice vacation. Grab a few steps here and there. We will be needing them. Fred”
Early-1950 handwritten letter from Fred to Ginger: “If you like, I’ll get a hold of the great Hermes one of these days pretty soon and we’ll all have dinner someplace. Best love, Fred”
October 1958 handwritten letter from Fred to Ginger: “Isn’t T.V. cute? Reminds me of a space operation or something. Love, Fred”
May 1959 handwritten letter from Fred to Ginger: “So long sweetie, and have a wonderful trip, As ever, Fred”
December 1974 handwritten letter from Fred to Ginger: “I didn’t know where you might be… Best love, always, Fred”
December 1979 handwritten letter from Hermes Pan to Ginger: “I loved seeing you, and you look fantastic. We will definitely get together real soon, and I’ll whip up a little spaghetti or something. I’ll call you and we’ll set a time. I love you, Hermes”
Many of the zines are last edition so if you’ve been waiting this is a good chance to grab them~ I’ve gotten some new limited pins and some other new stock AND restocked on almost all my items, get your holiday shopping done early >w<
NOTE: If you bought a FLAWED galaxy syringe or fossil and want the new one place an order & include your old invoice w/ the purchase and i’ll refund the $8!
Thank you for your support, if you’re still here. I know i don’t deserve any followers especially for leaving this blog fallow for so long so I appreciate each and everyone one of you who are still here <3
So this Friday, Nintendo just released the latest title to the Fire Emblem franchise; Fire Emblem: Echoes. I’ m a few hours deep and I am absolutely enjoying it!
But it looks so different!
Don’t let that scare you off! The story progresses in a similar way to the world map in Awakening! The only real noticeable difference is that you just go battle after battle and you more or less take turns doing Alm and Celica’s routes.
I’ve also heard that there’s no avatar in the game?
That’s correct, there is no customizable avatar this time around; however, you get to experience the game through the lens of the protagonists, Alm and Celica who each have their own admirable traits.
Below is the portrait of the protag when you’re on their route!
Look at my baby out to destroy people
I really enjoyed Awakening/Fates, am I going to have an enjoyable experience?
Yes, I do believe so and there are some returning features such as casual mode! So if you’re like me and can’t stand losing units, this is a god send. The game difficulty starts out at normal but the game seems simple enough on both routes (I may eat my words later) there’s even a new feature called “Mila’s Turnwheel” which allows you to go back a few turns and re-strategize to avoid frustrating resets. Which reminds me…
More new things?
Yes, there are a few more new things. If you’re familiar with the likes of the Professor Layton series, now you can explore dungeons and villages with your protags. You’ll crawl dungeons for most of your grinding as opposed to doing odd skirmishes here and there or using items such as Reeking Boxes. You will also recruit characters through this new method and just talk to them outside of the battlefield to get them to join your army.
What good will it do if I choose to buy this game?
Not only will you have a good time, but this game can impact the very success of the franchise as a whole. If this game does sell well, not only does that open up the option of more older game remakes to come, but more games in general! Since Awakening’s success, Nintendo has been treating Fire Emblem as a major IP, and if the games continue to sell well, it can maintain that status. So new and old fans alike, please purchase and play Echoes!
Following the American Revolution, the waterfront site was used to build merchant vessels. Federal authorities purchased the old docks and 40 acres of land for $40,000 in 1801, and the property became an active US Navy shipyard five years later, in 1806. The tremendous efforts of its 70,000 workers during World War II earned the yard the nickname “The Can-Do Shipyard.”
A study initiated by the Department of Defense under Robert S. McNamara in late 1963, sought to accomplish savings through the closure of unneeded or excess military installations, especially naval shipyards. On 19 November 1964, based on the study, the closure of the navy yard was announced, along with the Army’s Fort Jay on Governors Island and its Brooklyn Army Terminal, all to take effect by 1966.
In The Days Still Left by carefulben, 53k wip /
The instructions are clear, but following them will take more strength of nerves and willpower than either General Hux or Kylo Ren could have anticipated.
My Skin Is Theirs by Clarice Chiara Sorcha, 10k /
Apparently, Lieutenant Mitaka has quite the collection of saucy softcore Cadet Hux pictures. Apparently, Kylo Ren thinks this is entirely inappropriate in men of their standing. Apparently, General Hux has an idea.
Take the Current by lobstergirl, 40k wip / Kylo Ren and General Hux have been left behind to die along with the planet that has failed to serve its purpose.
First Order Investigations by MistressEast, 26k / Hux and Kylo mix like oil and water, or, more accurately, like fire and gasoline, and Hux is convinced that working effectively with Kylo is absolutely impossible.
Sweet Home Arkanis by Gefionne, 68k /
Hux is engaged to the man of his dreams. There’s just one catch: he’s already married to his high school sweetheart, Ben Solo. Now he needs a divorce, and he needs it fast.
Family Values by SpookMouse, 16k /
“Alone on Thanksgiving? Mad at your dad? I am a 28 year old felon with no high school degree. If you’d like to have me as your strictly platonic date for Thanksgiving, but have me pretend to be in a very long or serious relationship with you, to torment your family, I’m game.”
Quarry by samzillastomps, 50k / Hux has to move forward, and he finds that while some things are worth running from, certain things are also worth standing and fighting for.
Kylux Animal Welfare AU, 57k / Hux hasn’t had a date in six years and Kylo’s been trying to work out how to ask him out for the last four.
Reconditioning by JinxedAmbitions, 139k wip / The FBI is looking to take down one of the country’s most elusive prostitution rings, specializing in the types of sex that Ben’s boss has only read about in the novel his wife hides under the bed.
Fanboy by helvel, 19k /
Just because Hux works at a Star Wars theme park doesn’t mean he’s some kind of fanboy.
Friends With Renefits by MoonwalkingCrab, 37k /
The Rules: 1. Just sex, no feelings, 2. The arrangement lasts as long as is beneficial, 3. Either party can choose to end the arrangement, no questions asked, 4. No kissing
Skin Deep by Misaya, 15k wip /
Armitage Hux discovers the desire to be held tightly. Kylo Ren, the senator’s son, has just the right frame to provide that protection.
ren, solo by dadcastellanos, 40k /
Make Kylo Ren, the mysterious and volatile frontman of the metal band Knights of Ren, a successful solo project. Can Hux juggle Ren’s petulance, insecurities and oddities well enough to get this band off the ground?
Pointe Shoes and Prana-Bindu by GenerallyHuxurious, 14k wip /
Imagine Kylo dancing in layer after layer of dark sheer diaphanous fabric, shot through with silver and iridescent glitter so every time he spins he looks like a nebula exploding and folding it on itself, he is the birth of universes and the death of everything with each impossibly light and graceful step.
HUMAN AU, KYLO REN WITH A SWORD:
Swords and Slippers by TheCrackedKatana, 38k wip / Hux is not used to sharing his space with anyone for any reason, least of all some barbaric swordsman who walks around shirtless and barefoot, swinging dangerous weapons.
stet by acroamatica, 17k / All Kylo Ren needs is a good enough monster and a small enough town, a cast of people who are relatable but maybe not very bright, and an editor who will sit back and let him do his thing.
Parchment & Vellum by Gefionne, 32k /
For Hux, rare books librarian, the reading room is his sanctuary, but when graduate student Kylo Ren arrives, Hux’s ordered world is turned on its head.
HUMAN AU, BODYGUARD:
Does It Have a Name by Arision, 40k / Hux wonders how long it will take him to bend the tantrum-throwing hell-spawn over his knee and give him the paddling he so richly deserves.
The Bodyguard by soIiIoquy, 57k wip / Kylo accepted the possibly dangerous but incredibly lucrative position of bodyguard to the son of Senator Brendol Hux
HUMAN AU, UNI:
Vitas Brevis, Ars Longa by baethoven, 45k / Kylo Ren is a ridiculous student in his “Business And the Arts” seminar. Hux hates whimsical artists and Kylo’s attitude. Kylo hates school and this bullshit class.
BONUS! When Hux of one kylux universe meets another:
Modern Emperors by fedaykin, GenerallyHuxurious, 62k wip / Two Huxes walk into a bar… Lieutenant General Auren Hux of the First Order just wants to celebrate his promotion with a quiet night out. Instead he finds himself magically transported to modern day Earth where he is practically dropped in the lap of assassin Eamon Hux, a man being hunted for the bounty on his head. Will they act rationally to seeing a clone of themselves in front of them? NO! Will they ever stop groping each other long enough to deal with the serious threats? MAYBE!
by: mldrgrl Rated: PG Summary: Inspired enough by @thexofiles latest episode that I think this qualifies as a Go Fic Yourself. The premise being: What would Mulder and Scully be like house hunting together? Set in the revival era.
The first time they settled down to live together, it was out of necessity and not so much by choice. The rickety old house was purchased in secret, many years before it actually became necessary, selected for its inconspicuous and remote location, not for practicality or aesthetics. Regardless, it was home for them for many years, until it wasn’t.
It was Scully who tentatively started dropping hints that maybe “we” should look for something closer to work, now that they were back at the FBI. Maybe “we” should look for something permanent. Maybe “we” should talk about seeing a realtor.
At their realtor’s suggestion, the two of them sat down to make a list of the top ten things they were interested in out of a house, with the idea that at least half of those were going to need to be sacrificed. Apparently, a perfect home did not exist, but something in the neighborhood of comfortably inhabitable would be attainable. They returned to the office, both knowing full well that their lists would probably look a lot different.
you guys know what I want to talk about??? kaz and colm fahey….kaz’s respectable manner mostly but also the parallels. when they’re all lying to colm for jesper’s sake kaz tells him “they were swindled. they were offered a business opportunity that seemed too good to be true.” which is his story. kaz, this genius who is a pro at thinking up logical ways to get out of trouble on the spot, could’ve said anything and made it sound believable, but he offers a part of himself (which couldn’t have been easy, nina describes him looking uncomfortable but his words sincere) and it all leads to colm asking wylan “did you and your brother lose everything?” and kaz replying on his behalf “yes. they lost everything. wylan’s brother hasn’t spoken a word since.” i mean…….what a moment. imagine what was going through kaz’s mind. and you can say kaz just wanted to sound credible to fool colm and use him later, but then colm literally asks if he can trust him and kaz replies with a flat out no. but when asked if he can trust kaz would help jesper through his troubles kaz says yes (which is relevant bear w/ me)
i think kaz immediately took to this farm guy with an honest face. and then later giving him the identity johannus rietveld he ponders why he purchased his old family farm and made the identity in the first place “had it been some way of resurrecting the family he’d lost?” which….i mean…colm was willing to help them swindle van eck….which was a component kaz needed in his big plan that included keeping his word to colm that he wouldn’t let him lose his farm and that he and jesper would be able to leave kerch safely, fixing a mess that started with them once jesper went to the barrel and lost his dad’s money (jordie parallels!!!!!) so didn’t he resurrect the family he lost in a way?? he got them their money back and gave them the ending his own father and brother didn’t get….he saw to it they survived. he helped jesper through the supposed business opportunity he was fooled by, which is something he wishes he could’ve done for jordie?? this was like his second chance.
tldr: the faheys represent what could’ve been in another life for kaz, he sees his own family in them and he finds comfort in colm’s presence. the end.
“Women aren’t oppressed, if you can go to McDonald’s and order a Big Mac with a burqa on you’re not oppressed”
Manslation: What do you mean, you’re oppressed? You can purchase a fast food hamburger sandwich any old time you want! Purchasing fast food hamburger sandwiches is the only right you need! It’s what the founding fathers fought for! FAST FOOD HAMBURGER SANDWICH PURCHASES FOR ALL!
1. kosher salt + coconut oil + cocoa butter = diy exfoliator n moisturizer that will make u smell n feel sooo good
2. put coconut oil in a spritz bottle shake and spray on your hair (not your roots) to de-frizz
2.5 my sister uses lotion when ur broke and can’t afford a $10 jar of organic virigin coconut oil but i’ve never personally tried it? she’s pretty and has good hair so
3. CLEAN UR COOCHIE W COCONUT OIL it’s antifungal and better than summer’s eve you can use it for literally everything so it’s a better purchase!
4. old spice deodorant smells amazing and will actually keep u dry
5. boil water + brown sugar + lemon juice for diy wax (don’t use on ur priv parts NEVER put sugar down there)
6. in my experience if you know you’re getting your period soon and you exercise a ton right before you don’t have as bad of cramps. may just be me
7. for naturally uneven curly hair- separate your hair into two sides where you normally part the second you get outta the shower, tie both sides into the tightest buns you can, cover w a head wrap or bandana, leave over night. boom. even curls
8. this one isn’t a hoe tip but i try to always carry tampons wherever i go in case a girl needs one. some stranger in alaska gave me a tampon this summer when i forgot them and it changed my life so yeah lol be a friend to all girls in need
Title: Not Adulting Today Rating: G Word Count: 823 Summary: Dan reads aloud to Phil Tags: Established Relationship, Fluff Author’s Note: I wrote this bit of fluff for @inkyhowlter and anyone else grieving right now for the tragic loss of Chester Bennington to mental illness. My heart is with you all and with his loved ones, and I hope this little ficlet offers a bit of comfort to those of you in the phandom. (The idea was inspired by this VYou response of Dan’s.)
Not Adulting Today
Dan slouched down on the sofa, trying to get into a comfortable position. Most of their furniture at the old flat had been purchased when they were poor and had therefore not been of a quality to stand up well to years of abuse by two sizeable men who spent most of their time at home, and so it had yielded to their every whim. Or at least their every spinal curvature.
Their new sofa, on the other hand, did not have the pliable nature Dan had grown accustomed to, and he found himself in a daily struggle for dominance which the sofa always won. Apparently, now that he and Phil had money and could afford real furniture, he would need to learn to sit like an adult.
He was not relishing the challenge.
He shifted again, stubbornly trying to get the sofa cushions to bend to his will. They continued to defy him, and he sighed in annoyance.
The sound of a key in the lock told him Phil was finally home from his optometrist appointment. At least now he would have someone to complain to about the sofa’s recalcitrance. Phil was an excellent listener, even about the stupidest crap.
“Dan?” Phil called from the entryway, and Dan heard the door close and lock.
“In the lounge,” Dan called back, setting aside his laptop and preparing to launch into his furniture diatribe.
But when Phil walked into the room, Dan burst out laughing at the sight of him. He was wearing his glasses, of course, since he couldn’t wear his contacts to the optometrist, but he had some kind of cardboard sunglasses propped over the frames to cover the lenses.
“That’s some high-fashion eyewear you’re sporting there, Phil!” Dan grinned.
Phil pulled the cardboard sunglasses off and tossed them on the table before flopping down onto the couch beside Dan. The sofa cushions barely moved, of course. “The doctor dilated my pupils,” Phil explained in a petulant voice. “So I needed to protect my eyes from light. And it makes my vision so blurry that I can’t even use my phone!”
Dan made an exaggerated pouty face and fake-commiserated, “Oh, poor Philly can’t play Candy Crush?”
Phil hunched down into the unforgiving sofa and sulked. “I can’t use my laptop. I can’t use my phone. I can’t even read. It’s supposed to last at least 2 more hours! What am I going to do? I’ll be bored out of my mind!”
Dan got a sneaky idea. “I could read to you,” he offered slyly.
Phil looked at him, surprised. “Really?”
“Sure!” Dan enthused. “Just wait here. I’ll be right back.”
He’d been trying to get Phil to read The Edge Chronicles since they first met, but with no success. He didn’t think Phil actively avoided the books, but Dan’s constant urging over the years still had born no fruit. They’d been Dan’s absolute favorite books from his childhood, though, and had a huge impact on him growing up, so he desperately wanted to share their magical beauty with the person closest to him in the world.
Now he had a captive audience.
He grabbed the first book of the series, Beyond the Deepwoods, off his shelf and carried it with him back to the lounge. Phil was half-reclined on the couch, his head tilted awkwardly to rest against the back cushion. Dan settled himself as comfortably as possible without a proper sofa crease and patted his lap. “Lie down,” he urged, and Phil lay down with his head in Dan’s lap, his feet dangling off the other end of the sofa. Even with plenty of money, they hadn’t found a sofa really long enough for either of them to stretch out to their full height.
Dan pushed Phil’s hair back from his forehead and removed his glasses, setting them on the side table. “Just close your eyes,” he said softly, “and picture what I’m reading. It’s amazing.”
“What is it?” Phil asked. He rested one of his warm hands on Dan’s knee beside his head.
“Just listen,” Dan shushed him. And then he opened the book and turned to the first page, happiness suffusing him at finally getting to share this with Phil after all these years. “‘Far far away,’” he began in his best stage actor voice learned from years of being a drama nerd, “‘jutting out into the emptiness beyond, like the figurehead of a mighty stone ship, is the Edge.’” The familiar words and images reminded him of his childhood self reading this same book with such a sense of wonder. He glanced down at Phil’s relaxed, trusting face and stroked his hair again, then continued. “‘A torrent of water pours endlessly over the lip of rock at its overhanging point.’”
He glanced down at Phil again and saw a small understanding smile curving his lips. Phil’s hand gently squeezed Dan’s knee, encouraging him to continue, and Dan did.
Las Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Denies Any Knowledge Of Plans To Commit Violence
In a statement read by her attorney, Marilou Danley acknowledged that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock purchased her a ticket to the Philippines so she could visit her family there. Danley’s statement also mentioned wired funds, which were meant to help her buy a home there, which Danley took to mean Paddock was going to break up with her.
“It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone,” Danley’s lawyer Matthew Lombard read from her statement.
“I have not made a statement until now because I have been cooperating with the authorities and I have voluntarily flew back to America because I know that the FBI and Las Vegas Police Department wanted to talk to me and I wanted to talk to them.”
As authorities began investigating the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Marilou Danley quickly became someone they wanted to talk to.