or austrailian

Another humans are weird space orcs idea because I really like thinking about it. What if aliens have no idea how to hide their emotions? Like, they suck at poker because they can never keep a straight face or anything. or, on a darker note, their ship is hijacked and they can’t keep the fear out of their faces, but all the humans look cold and emotionless to them. Other aliens hating having to bargain with humans becase we can bluff and keep our emotions in check so well, but when they get frustrated it’s all over. Pirates threaten the space ship and they send the human to do negotiations, and the pirate talking is super confused because no matter what threat he makes, the human just doesn’t seem to be fazed one bit.

Someone please, feel free to add to this, I love to see what else people come up with!


Humans are strange creatures

So I’ve been binge reading all of the ‘humans are space orcs’ ‘humans are weird’ posts and decided to contribute to it all, so I wrote a little short story and I hope you guys enjoy it!

The cave was cold and damp, mysterious light coming from somewhere unknown barely touched the stone walls. I wasn’t alone, thank god. I had Nicklas, an alien member from our crew. He had a sweet smell to him, like bergamot oil and a cold winter breeze. I always liked hugging him for that reason.

He looked rather human, but taller and more blue, along with an extra set of arms at his disposal. His eyes mostly where what captured me, green and vibrant hues grasping my full attention. His face was littered with light freckles and his features were similar that of a human. His body had stripes of black mostly on his back, but they peeked around the sides of his torso and up the length of his tail, ending with an obsidian barb. Exotic. Extraordinary. He looked at me.
“Are you ok?” He asked, confused as to why I was staring at him. “If you’re worried that we might not make it out of these caves, I swear to you that we will.” He placed a hand on my shoulder, a sincere look on his face. His tail swished from side to side.
“I’m not worried, I was just looking at your stripes. You usually cover them up with your suit. I didn’t mean to stare.” I looked down, my cheeks slightly pink with embarrassment.

“Oh,” he examined one of his arms, then looked at me. I, too, had to take off my suit due to the damage inflicted by the creatures we ran from. That’s how we got stuck in these caves, closing off the entrance with falling boulders to keep those things at bay. “You know, you didn’t tell me that you had stripes of your own, Human Ava,” he gestured to nonexistent lines on my body.

“What are you talking about? I don’t have stripes.” I looked down to where he pointed, seeing only my plain skin.

“Well I can see them. They glow darker than the rest of your body. They’re really quite beautiful.”
“Ok you must be hallucinating because I don’t glow, either.” He looked at me, confused for a moment before replying.

“You mean you can’t see your own markings? But they’re right there!” Again, he gestured to my body. Then, it clicked.

“Oh! You know, humans do have stripes on our skin but our eyes can’t see them. You usually would need a black light in order to tell the difference. It’s quite interesting, really. They form when the fetus becomes multicellular, which basically means they’re cellular relics from our development from a single cell to a fully grown human. As for our 'glowing’, it’s just our skin reflecting light but it’s too faint for the naked eye to see.” I smiled at him, pleased with my explanation.

Nicklas seemed to get what I was trying to explain to him, but his facial expression told me what he was thinking: humans are strange creatures.

Review - Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Well this as a cute little bi girl YA/New Adult romance <3 <3 <3

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde follows three friends as they attend a totally-supposed-to-be-SDCC-but-named-something-else-for-legal-reasons comic con.  Charlie is an Chinese Austrailian bi girl and small time YouTube star still recovering from a bad break up with her toxic ex.  They starred together in an indie movie that made it big and now she has to deal with him all weekend while they promote the film.  Thankfully she has Alyssa, a much bigger YouTube celebrity and total crush to distract her.   Then there is Taylor, a fat autistic girl with mental health issues who is secretly in love with their third friend Jamie.    

What follows is a fast-paced, sweet, and gentle romance for both girls.  Charlie’s burgoning relationship with Alyssa comes under a public spotlight and complete with YouTube videos and ship names.   For Taylor it is finding her tribe at the con both with other fans of her favorite book series and a comic made by a fellow autistic girl.  This allows Jamie, a character who is basically the most perfect guy best friend ever to turn their relationship romantic, even if it does set off a panic attack.  Both girls work their way through however and come to lovely happy endings for now.  

It was great to see Charlie use the word bisexual to describe herself MULTIPLE times.  Including a scene where she confronts her ex about his biphobia.  It’s also nice that her love interest has no objection to her being bisexual and doesn’t say anything rude, biphobic, or fucked up about it despite being implied to be a lesbian.  Yes folks the bar for bi representation really is that low and yes I really am excited that Queens of Geek manages to clear it (because so many books don’t).  

If I have any real complaint its that the story moves REALLY fast.  There isn’t much time to let Taylor’s mental illness or Charlies new relationship settle in.  In an author interview at the end of the book, it seems like this novel came out of Jen Wilde’s experience on WattPad, which explains to me the quick fanfiction-like pace.  For those of you who do like to linger on characters, it will be over too soon.  But for those looking for a quick read, the result is an enjoyable and very validating little love story.  

- Sarah 

Imagine Washington sending ugly snapchats to the other Freelancers, especially North and York. Some different ones include:

  • double chins. many double chins.
  • pictures of south and ct sitting together with a badly drawn heart around them using snapchat’s drawing tool
  • he also has an ongoing series of snapchats where he takes stalker sneaky pictures/videos of the director doing random things and he narrates them with an austrailian accent like he’s in one of those bad outdoors/survival shows. example: a shaky and highly zoomed in shot of the director eating in the mess hall. wash pans the camera around to himself and loudly whispers “a wild director has been spotted in the mess hall, eating food that was caught in nature just seconds before. incredible.”
  • pictures of him with a badly drawn mustache that he sends to wyoming
  • honestly just spams of him being weird

ahtna-queen-of-fey  asked:

This is a question that might have been asked before but I need help. I've been struggling to pick a pet for my original main character. Like if I should focus on matching it with the character's personality, or the pet's ability on the battlefield... Please help

Okay @ahtna-queen-of-fey, so I feel like I need a lil bit more information about your story to know which pet you should choose because there are a ton of differences between what a character in a realistic fiction story can get and a character in a fantasy or Sci-Fi story can get.

However, you said “usefulness on the battlefield” so I’m leaning towards either fantasy or Sci-Fi.

I’m not really sure what “Matching it with the character’s personality” means (I’m assuming that if they’re dark and brooding they have like a raven or something?) and if my assumptions are correct, then you should really steer clear from this path. Dark, brooding characters having dark, brooding pets is an overly-used trope that is borderline cheesy. 

Think about what YOUR character would want. Think about their personality. Do they not like reptiles or fantasy creatures because they’re too scary? Pick a pet that you think you’re character (not you) would want.

For example, I love reptiles. I have a Bearded Dragon lizard, and I love snakes and crocodiles and the like. My main character, however, would probably be more of a bird person (not birds of prey, lil tiny pet birds and also parrots). I could see him having a whole aviary just so all of his lil birds could land on him.

Separate yourself from your character and decide what pet they would most likely desire, which could be one from the lists I’m making below:


These pets are also the “regular” pets. They’re not very useful in battle and would be if your character enjoys a friend rather than a comrade.

Note that is just an overall, broad census. I don’t want people answering in the comments with links to a killer bunny used in warfare or saying “yeah, but if you trained them this way…” No. I don’t want to hear it.

- Bunny

- Parrots and songbirds

- Cat

- Lizard


- Any rodent

- Toy dogs (chihuahua, yorkie)


These pets would be useful in battle, but not for the actual fighting part.

- Homing Pigeons (Used during World War I because of their incredible sense of direction and ability to always find their way back home- used for messages)

- Horse/Pony/Donkey/Mule (For transportation over long distances, carrying loads, pulling carts, and providing extra speed in the midst of the fighting. Can buck and kick and trample, but usually only out of fear rather than training)

- Unicorns (Healing, same as Horse/Pony/Donkey/Mule)

- Labradors/Other Medium-Sized Dogs like Retrievers and Collies and Austrailian Shepherds and Labradoodles and Hounds (Carry medicine and messages, detect bombs, not really built for attacking as much as some other dogs)


These pets are used for killing when it comes to battle.

- Dragons

- Large/strong dogs (Akitas, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Huskies, Malamutes, Dobermans, Pit Bulls, Saint Bernards)

- Basiliks

- Elephants

- Any big cat

- Phoenixes

- Drakons

- Wolves/ Dire Wolves

- Robotic animals fashioned for killing (Note their can also be robotic animals for the other two classes)

- Earth golems

- Kelpies (Sea warfare)

- Sea serpents

- Krakens

- Wyverns

- Hydra

- Bears

- Birds of Prey (Golden Eagle, Bald Eage, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Harris Hawk)

- Wraiths

Also, don’t be afraid to make up your own kinds of creatures!

Hope this helped!

Dog sitter

Pairing: Christian Yu x Reader

Genre: Mafia!au, fluff.

A/N: this is my first mafia!au ever, it’ s also the first time I’ve written in a bulleted format. honestly, its more of a gang than a mafia lol.  I also wanted to say thank you to @insomniac21 for requesting and for all of the encouragement! I really needed it. hope you enjoy. 

  • okay so this is about to lowkey be cliché but it’s alright
  • so you have a full time job as well as going to college. but bills for college, your apartment and car were a pain in the ass, so you apply for a part time job
  • which is dog sitting
  • you get called by a man and he asks you to come and watch his miniature pinscher, Lori, for a couple of days. he says she doesn’t bite and she’s very friendly, so you decide to do it.
  • you went over to the address he sent you around 1:30, and pulled up to the apartment complex
  • you went to the apartment number and knocked on his door
  • you were nervous asf
  • he opened the door slightly, only so that you could see his hair and not even half of his face
  • you smiled awkwardly and told him you were there for Lori, and he opened the door all of the way after that
  • and HOly shit
  • he was hot
  • in a tank top and shorts with his curly hair messy
  • and he smiled a bit before inviting you in
  • “okay so” he spoke
  • (you didn’t know because when he called you for the job he was speaking Korean, you told him you can speak both so yeah)
  • “Lori is a bit of different dog, she doesn’t bark…like at all. she likes to sit on your lap and follow you everywhere you go”
  • he was talking to you and little old Lori ran up to you, wagging her little nubby tail
  • “don’t yell at her, she’ll get scared and sad. she likes to go for walks, so I guess take her every couple of hours. I have to go to work so I should be back around 11 pm or 12 am. it depends on what i’m dealing with.” he said everything carefully while he watched you rub Lori
  • you looked up at him from the floor and smiled as he spoke and then 
  • he sat with you and Lori on the floor and began playing with her too
  • “don’t you have to go to work?” you asked him
  • he looked at you with an eyebrow raised
  • “you tryna get rid of me?” he asked as he laughed a little
  • you got flustered as hell
  • “well no it’s just that…I don’t know” 
  • he smiled “you’re here early, I have like 10 minutes until I have to leave. I can leave now if you feel uncomfortable”
  • “NO…no. i’m alright. I just don’t want you to be late, I guess”
  • he smiled at you again
  • okay so boom he left 
  • you and Lori were chilling, watching tv and eating some snacks you brought with you from home
  • so you kinda get hungry for real food and you put Lori on her leash so that you guys can go get some food
  • and you pass an alleyway 
  • but Lori starts barking
  • SHE NEVER BARKS so you start to panic
  • then you hear a voice that sounds so familiar 
  • then she somehow gets off of the leash!?
  • so she’s running, and you’re running after her
  • then you see hella guys standing over a guy….this dude is on the floor leaking blood from his mouth 
  • “Lori! Lori get back here!” you screamed
  • that caused everyone to look at you
  • then you see Christian 
  • you bow and apologize over and over and grabbed Lori to leave but you knew damn well it wasn’t gonna be that easy
  • Christian grabbed your arm and pulled you and Lori into him, hiding your face in his chest
  • “Ian, who the hell are they?” asked some random dude, he sounded mad
  • “no one. i’m gonna take them home, Live. i’ll be back.”
  • the Live guy was going to say something before a black car drove into the alleyway and hella guys with tattoos and bats got out
  • Christian pushed you behind him and told you to keep quiet
  • all of the guys from out of the truck were shouting and then boom
  • they all started fighting
  • “Christian, take them and go! I’ll see you soon!” screamed Live as he fought off two guys at once
  • you guys ran as fast as you could to his car and he sped off to get you and Lori back to his house
  • you were in shock like…what the fuck just happened? 
  • the whole drive back to his house was silent and rushed and he put his sweatshirt over your head to cover you face and he pushed you into the apartment harshly
  • you were on the floor from his push and he locked the door and turned around slowly
  • his cheeks and ears were flushed red…and he was mad
  • what the hell were you thinking!?” he yelled 
  • Lori hid into your arms and you got upset…you did nothing wrong
  • you put Lori down and stood up, taking his sweatshirt off of you and throwing it at him and you began yelling
  • “don’t you dare yell at me, you asshole! I was hungry so I took Lori with me to get some food and she heard your voice-“
  • he cut you off “there’s food here! you don’t know what you just did to yourself…they could’ve seen your face!”
  • “well I didn’t want any of your damn food! if I knew you were in a gang I wouldn’t have come here to begin with!”
  • he stared at you slightly and then rubbed his hand down his face 
  • you went and sat on the couch, head in your hands
  • there was a knock on the door, making you jump and look at Christian 
  • he opened it and about six or seven boys came in, faces bleeding and cuts everywhere
  • you got off of the couch “everyone sit down. Christian, do you have a first aid kit?” 
  • everyone looked at you like you were crazy and Christian ran to the bathroom, grabbing you the kit
  • you were about to work on Lives face first when he grabbed your wrist defensively 
  • and Christian grabbed his hand, taking it off of your wrist. you looked at Christian and smiled a bit 
  • “just trust her, guys. I trust her.” Christian spoke, carefully while smiling down at you
  • so you clean everyones face and bandage them up and then they all leave, leaving you and Christian in comfortably awkward (?) silence
  • “y/n, I’m so sorry you had to see all of this…I never wanted you to be involved in this.” 
  • you sat down next to him on the couch, smiling understandably 
  • “its okay, everybody has different jobs and I can tell you’re not a bad person”
  • “honestly, they would’ve killed you for seeing us in the alley…my crew, were called DPR. I trust you for some reason, and I’m really sorry for yelling at you earlier.” 
  • “well i’ll watch Lori at any time, and yeah I’m a pretty trustworthy person. it’s okay, I don’t hold grudges.”
  • he looked at you with serious eyes
  • uh oh
  • “you do know that since you’re involved now, you’re most likely not going to get out of this, right?”
  • you sighed
  • this shit is gonna be rough
  • “yeah…I mean I guess that’s okay? I have no choice but to deal with it” 
  • he looked at you surprised 
  • “I thought you were gonna start crying”
  • you giggled a bit because you were honestly scared as hell
  • “well you never got your food, so I can cook for you if you want”
  • you stood up “let’s cook together”
  • you were now cooking a good ass meal with a gang member 
  • you two sat down to eat in the living room and watched tv while he explained his tattoos to you
  • then he spoke “are you still coming to watch Lori tomorrow?” 
  • you nodded while eating your food
  • he was telling you to be careful and what to avoid and where to not go during certain hours of the day
  • you listened while you looked at him, still lowkey scared asf
  • “…and if you want…tomorrow morning, we can go get some coffee so that I can make this up to you? I still fell like an ass..” he asked as he shyly looked down
  • he just..asked you on a date? while BLUSHING??
  • “of..of course I want to go.” you said while smiling
  • that was the blossom of one of the wildest relationships you’ve every been in.

Originally posted by captain-busan

International Space Station resident and Expedition 50 crewmember Thomas Pesquet captured this image of Ayers Rock in Australia last week. Measuring 1.5 miles wide and 2.2 miles long, Uluru, as it is known in traditional Aboriginal dialects, is a large sandstone monolith located near the center of the Austrailian subcontinent.

To the southeast of the rock, to the bottom-right of the rock in the image above, the aboriginal town of Mutitjuju can be seen. The town has a population of around 300.

P/C: Thomas Pesquet


Freshwater Pearl, Siberian Amethyst, and their fusion: Austrailian Opal! For @pinkdiamondxd’s Opalsona contest!

Note: I used @artifiziell’s pearl and quartz bases.

Freshwater Pearl was a junk pearl (ownerless pearl) that wasn’t needed by any gems on homeworld. She escaped her fate of shattering and hid in the beta kindergarten on earth along with Siberian Amethyst.

Siberian Amethyst is an amethyst that belonged to Pink Diamond, She would have been adopted by Blue Diamond but she was too scared and escaped homeworld. She found Freshwater Pearl in the beta kindergarten and thought of befriending her. Over time, their friendship sprouted and suddenly they fused into Australian Opal.

Austrailian Opal is only formed when the two are at their weakest point and is formed only through trust and energy. Since Siberian Amethysts are made to fuse wih other gems, Austrailian Opal does not look like a blob of cotton candy.

Hope you liked them!