peaceable kingdoms

La Forge reached out to clap the transporter officer on the shoulder. “Drinks are on me the next time we’re someplace where I actually need to buy them.”

A FANTASTIC acknowledgement of the Federation’s lack of money, and the knowledge that other places still use it. It also implies that Geordi at least HAS some money stashed away for situations like that. I imagine most if not all Starfleet officers, or at least the ones that go exploring and meeting and interacting with other cultures, have a small stash of money so they don’t get stuck somewhere with nothing.

Leah & Zeek, Pit Bull & Yorkshire Terrier (2 y/o), Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY • “We call the cemetery the ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ because every animal coexists here peacefully. In most human cemeteries people want to be buried next to those with the same religious beliefs – in the ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ everyone puts their differences aside.”

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~ Maleficent ~ 

Once a beautiful faerie uncorrupted by Mankind, Maleficent had an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom of the Moors, until an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. She rises to be a fierce protector, but ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal masked as True Love – an act that turned her pure heart to stone. 

Bent on revenge, Maleficent battles the invading king’s successor – the very man who had promised to love her forever. In an act to repay the insult, she places a curse upon his newborn infant, the Princess Aurora. Maleficent vows that on Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of spinning wheel, falling into a sleep from which she may only be awakened by True Love’s Kiss. 

While the Princess-turned-peasant is in hiding, Maleficent realizes that the human girl is pure of heart, benevolent, and kind. Aurora holds not only the key to peace between the two kingdoms, but to Maleficent’s True Love as well.