BioShock Builds: How to build your own desk-sized Pneumo Tube
Last year, we created a
real-world vigor bottle based off one awesome fan’s suggestion. That
inspired our resident sculptor and DIY-er, Jason Babler, to kick off 2017 with
a new series – “BioShock Builds.” Every month, we’re spotlighting fan art, DIY
crafts, recipes and all sorts of crazy fan builds inspired by the BioShock
You bring home a little birthday cake your coworkers got you as a happy birthday present and Shawn eyes it all evening, hovering, watching, waiting for you to give him permission to have some. He keeps asking all night. You keep saying no, he has to wait until you’ve had some. Finally, he gets tired of waiting and you hear the plastic dome lid pop off the cake’s container. Your head whips around from where you’re sitting in the living room to look into the kitchen and Shawn is standing there, guilty look on his face. “That’s my cake, I told you…” you say and he grins big suddenly, guilt of getting caught long gone.
He hovers his finger above the rose made of frosting on top. You narrow your eyes. “Don’t you do it!” He touches the tip of the delicate frosting flower. You move like you’re going to get up from the couch and he jabs his finger into the frosting and pops it into his mouth. “SHAWN!” you yell, untangling yourself from your phone and laptop cords so you can go smack him silly for destroying your pretty cake.
He shuffles around the island counter as you come for him. “What’cha gonna do babe?!” he laughs, frosting literally all over the corners of his mouth. You play cat and mouse for a minute, trying to fake him out, but it doesn’t work. He ends up on the side of the island in front of the cake and you’re opposite him.
“Shawn, no,” you laugh as his giant hand hovers over the cake.
“Let me have some,” he says and you shake your head, not buying his bluff. His hand sinks into the small cake and grabs over half of it. He grins as he brings it up to his mouth and your jaw drops. Watching him eat cake should not be that arousing, but god if it wasn’t.
“Shawn!” you yell in disbelief and hurry around the island to his side. He smooshes his caked hand into your face just as you reach him and open your mouth to yell at him. There’s a deafening silence as he stands there, hand on your face, you looking at him, jaw dropped.
“You got something on your face,” Shawn says and pulls his hand away, leaving a trail of white and blue frosting with chocolate cake chunks on your face. You grab the rest of the cake and smoosh it into his face. Shawn starts laughing and you bring your hand up to your face and eat what didn’t stick to his face.
“Good cake,” you mumble around your bite.
Shawn shakes what he can off of his hand before he steps forward and picks you up, hauling you over his shoulder, and smearing what he couldn’t get off his hand onto your shirt. You squeal and he pats your ass with the caked hand. “Gotta clean up so we can get to the real dessert.”
Multiple greenhouse complex in Cornwall, England designed by Grimshaw Architects. The domes are constructed out of tubular steel with mostly hexagonal external cladding panels made from the thermoplastic ETFE.
Funded by the Millennium Commission, which was set up to celebrate 2000 with futuristic projects like the Millennium Dome, National Science Centre, and the Spinnaker Tower.
➢ pairing: jungkook x reader ➢ genre: angst ➢ word count: 5,043 ➢ summary: you are trapped on the boundary between life and death. he folds one thousand paper cranes to reach you.
The first of the cranes are suspended from a red string, extending down from the ceiling where they fall into the deep depths of your consciousness. Small lights flutter from each origami bird, a tiny heart that beats to the rhythm of the boy’s wishes as he watches over your still form.
The smooth parchment swims under his fingertips, the creases and folds pinned with a precision that creates bursts of jewels into the air. But there is nothing for them to illuminate, nothing except for the infinite expanse of darkness.
Time for a deep dive! Down and down, until even their dolphin lungs are almost bursting, until they find what the Jesus Whale sent them after - “a park, in a plastic dome, at the bottom of the ocean.” Grass and trees and a lake, alien and other but still recognizable as what they are, in a giant underwater bubble.
“Whoa,” says Marco. “Man,” says Jake. Neither of them have a career in poetry ahead of them, I suspect.
The kids find an airlock and go to check it out. Luckily it doesn’t need hands to control it - it’s run by a big red button easily pressed with a dolphin nose - so they all cram in, hoping to find breathable air inside. As soon as the water drains enough from the airlock, they morph back to human. They stand squished together, wet and bedraggled, until the air finishes draining and they can press the other button to get into the dome.
Which they do! And hurrah, it’s also breathable air! Everyone takes a nice deep breath and enjoys a second or two of triumph. And then there’s a flash of light and they all get knocked unconscious, because this series does not want children to have nice things.
Cassie wakes up flat on her back, with an Andalite standing over her, pointing a Dracon beam at her. He informs her that it would be an excellent idea not to move until he’s figured out what she is and whether she needs to be destroyed. Which is not a great opening to making a new friend, but on the other hand, who among us has not on occasion met a new person who made them feel that way?
Marco makes the whole situation worse by waking up and saying “Hey, please be a good Andalite and not Visser Three,” upon which New Andalite flips out a little bit. Not a V3 fan, apparently.
Cassie manages to talk him down a little bit, because after all, there are few better ways to bond than “we hate the same person, let’s be friends!” She explains that they’re humans and are there answering his call, which leads to her infodumping their whole backstory about meeting the Alienstag, getting his morphing powers upon his death, etc.
New Andalite is very bummed out about this. His tail gets all droopy and everything, poor guy. Apparently he is Alienstag’s brother, and looked up to Alienstag as the greatest warrior. He’s glad to hear that his brother died well as a warrior should, but still, that only goes so far in cheering him up. Finding out from the kids that Yeerks are cruising around over his head hot on the trail of his underwater dome doesn’t make matters any better.
New Andalite does appear to decide that he’s cool with the Animorphs, though, since they’re on a mission to rescue him. He explains a bit more about his own deal: the dome is just part of a larger Andalite warship. During the battle in orbit, the dome with him in it was ejected and landed in the ocean, because he’s too young to be in battle.
The Animorphs, more or all all together: uggggh, he’s a kid too, we just need one goddamn adult in our lives.
But they all give each other a pep talk, kids and New Andalite alike, about how even though they are children of their respective species, they can keep fighting.
Everyone trades names and introductions, but the only two really salient pieces of information are:
New dude is named “Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill”, which promptly gets shorted to Ax and thank god for that
Ax needs a prince to fight for, and since his brother is no longer among the living, he’s going to fight for the Animorph Prince, who apparently is Jake.
225g(8oz) plain flour (gluten free flour works too, I recommend half measures of brown and white rice flour if you make your own mixes, which if you find to be too coarse you can grind down with a blender, failing that a generic gf flour like King Arthur works well too)
350g(12½oz) caster sugar
85g(3oz) cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 free-range eggs
250ml(9fl oz) milk
125ml(4½fl oz) vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
250ml(9fl oz) boiling water (which helps with moisture but also helps unlock the full flavor of the cocoa powder, so it does need to be BOILED and not just hot tap water)
(You’ll notice I don’t use cups when measuring dried goods for baking. Cooking is an art from and you can be vague and experimental and still come up with delightful things. Baking tends to be more of a science. Which is why I prefer to weigh out exact measurements and fully recommend anyone who is serious about baking to invest in some digital scales which can now be picked up in the US on amazon for fairly cheap)
For the icing/frosting:
200g(7oz) plain chocolate (chips works best for me)
200ml(7fl oz) double cream. That’s full fat whipping cream to people in the US/Canada
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4.
Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins. (regular cake tins, NOTSPINGFORM PANS, this mixture turns into literal goopey chocolate water, and it will leak out the base of a any pan with removable parts. TRUST ME, LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES)
For the cake, place all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk/mixer, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.
Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (At this point you will understand my comment about it being like liquid chocolate goop).
Divide the cake batter evenly between the tins and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer (or round edged knife) inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in their tins, before icing. (Don’t try to have a brain wave and refrigerate them, you will draw all the moisture out of the sponge, yes even if you cover them with foil.)
For the chocolate icing/frosting, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Don’t let it burn or turn the heat up because you’re impatient. Slow and steady wins the race creates the best chocolate cream frosting.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened.
Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, where it will thicken further (this you can put in the fridge) or until thick enough to spread over the cake.
To assemble the cake, run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the cake tins to loosen the cakes. Carefully remove the cakes from the tins. Offer up prayer to deity of choice that neither cake crumbled in the process. If one does break put it on the bottom, the chocolate will cement it back to place. (If both break, fuckit, put them back together and cover with frosting, no one will know, but know in future you might need to lower your temperature in the oven, or try moving the pans to a lower shelf.)
Spread a little (but generous) chocolate icing/frosting over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake.
Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing/frosting, using a palette knife, or if you’re broke like us, a regular rounded knife from your kitchen drawer.
Refrigerate cake thereafter to keep the frosting from turning rancid, make sure you cover it in foil though or the sponge will dry out. Or if you’re fancy keep it under a plastic/glass domed cover, but do keep it in the fridge, it can last up to a week like that.
Serve cold with topping of choice, or throw that bad boy in the microwave for 30 seconds and watch everything melt into warmed chocolate heaven. Top with ice cream or whipped cream if you want, but honestly even when served cold this cake is moist and creamy enough to not need anything else. Enjoy
I hope I'm not to late, but may I request a jimin smut (reader's a girl) where you and jimin are exes and one day he sees you walking in the rain and takes you back to the dorm to dry off and things escalate between the two of you? Thank you!
as a corrugated road
rattles a traveling thought
allied to a barking hacksaw
severs from chain
the creaking rhythm of a cooling hot plate
talc rain skin pours from the belly of a domestic kiln
settling with inverted ease
snow dome plastic captives on an axis
borrowing and lending the same yellow dime
Errera has a special high density plastic dome that allows for outdoor activities, including viewing the sky at night, safe from plague clouds. Some people even use the dome to view plague cloud light shows in safety.
Just inside the airlock there is a helmet storage system in a side room, allowing individuals to safely store their head gear and not have to worry. It works through individual storage lockers. In the side room you sign up for a locker by pressing you hand to a screen which scans the print and brings you a small, slightly larger than helmet sized locker. This way you can’t lose keys or forget your locker number. Even drunk people can get their stuff simply by scanning their hand.