protect the arctic

Love and War

Request: Hi love, I was wondering if I could request a Newt x reader where they’re in the arctic trying to find a dragon (reader studies them maybe?) and the reader starts a snowball fight with Newt, and pretty much just fluff. Hope this makes sense, much love. P.S. You’re great and I love you

Word Count: 1,246

Pairing: Newt x Reader

Requested by Anonymous but also tagging @red-roses-and-stories @dont-give-a-bother @caseoffics @myrtus-amongst-the-stars @ly–canthrope @thosefantasticbeast2 @studyforthreehands @benniesgalaxy @whatinbenaddiction

You sit outside, thick mitts on your hands, heavy coat bundled around your shoulders and zipped up to your chin, hat pulled firmly over your ears and, for the first time since you’ve got here, you’re finally warm. The sketchbook lies open in front of you, resting on a blanket that you’ve set out to protect your things from the arctic snow. A telescope’s right next to it, meticulously placed to ensure direct sight of your target: a Swedish Short-Snout that had inexplicably taken residence in the blizzardy region of the arctic.

The area around your eye hurts, a consequence of spending the last three hours pressing it against your telescope, desperate to catch another glimpse of the creature.

“Spot him, love?” Newt emerges from your tent, almost comical in the fluffy jacket covering his thin frame.

You sigh and sit back, rubbing your face. “Not a thing since five. It’s like he knows I’m waiting.”

Newt chuckles at this, plopping into the snow next to you. “He doesn’t like being bothered upon waking? Seems the two of you have something in common.”

“Hush,” you grumble, “he doesn’t have messy hair and morning breath to worry about.”

Newt tugs you against his side, kissing your hair. “Morning breath? You? I hadn’t noticed.”

You make a face at him. “Oh hush, Mr. Talks-in-his-sleep. It’s a miracle I can get any sleep at all with the conversations you carry on with yourself.”

“Are they interesting conversations?”

“Hardly. Last night it was all about mercury and the properties of venoms.”

Newt smiles. “I never realized I’d be so fascinating in my sleep.”

You roll your eyes. “No one would agree. Not when it’s two in the morning and they’re trying to sleep.”

Before Newt can defend himself, the wind springs to life, sending your sketchbook skittering over the canvas. The sketchbook that holds all your research and notes and sketches that you’ve managed over the past five days of freezing. The sketchbook that will be ruined if it lands in the snow.

You lunge for it, narrowly missing the telescope, sliding across the blanket, hand outstretched. The sketchbook’s inches from your fingers when it lifts and zooms behind you. You twist instinctively, reaching for it, but the action leaves you unbalanced and you fail to grab the blanket and stop yourself.

You tumble onto the snow and roll a few feet before managing to stop yourself. Snow has made its way between your jacket and your neck, your nose is freezing, and you’re about ready to kill Newt as you shove yourself to your knees.

He’s grinning at you, fighting laughter.

“What the hell?” You grumble as you brush snow from your cheeks.

He holds out your sketchbook, dangling it over a pile of snow, mischievous smile on his lips.

You slow, staring at him. “Don’t you dare.”

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Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has joined forces with Greenpeace International to raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Arctic by giving an iconic performance on a grand piano amid the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean.

Einaudi performed his new composition, ‘Elegy for the Arctic’, on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Nordenskiöld glacier (in Svalbard, Norway). He travelled on board Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on the eve of a significant event for the future of the Arctic: this week’s meeting of the OSPAR Commission, which could secure the first protected area in Arctic international waters.

Einaudi’s new piece was inspired by the beauty of the Arctic and the threats it’s facing.  There was not enough ice in the area where he was due to perform – owing to the effects of climate change – so Greenpeace had to build a 2.6 x 10 metre artificial iceberg, made from more than 300 triangles of wood stuck together and weighing a total of nearly two tonnes. A grand piano was then placed on top of the platform. The instrument had travelled from a factory in Germany to the Arctic in the hold of the Arctic Sunrise.

Speaking from the Arctic Sunrise, Ludovico Einaudi said:

“Being here has been a great experience. I could see the purity and fragility of this area with my own eyes and interpret a song I wrote to be played in the best stage in the world.  It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, stop the process of destruction and protect it.”

I demand

Riot grrrl maenads getting into ecstatic states in the pit. Grabbing intruding punk boys by their spiked collars and hurling them to the back of the audience.

Hekate’s hounds protecting protesters marching to commemorate those killed by racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, and classist violence. Their long shadows and yellow eyes scaring away the cops.

Artemis and Poseidon teaming up to protect the activists working against Arctic drilling. Artemis giving strength to the ones suspended from bridges, Poseidon protecting the ones in kayaks.

Athena hanging out in Vienna, helping smooth the Iran talks because diplomacy is way more strategic then war.

Hestia running around a new apartment building for newly sheltered people. Straightening the donated pillows on this couch, double checking the safety hinges on that donated crib.

Beluga whales, who look like they belong in the arctic, should stay there. Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California and many other places where these beautiful creatures are held captive, forced to dance for food, cannot replicate the vast ecosystem of the arctic these creatures have spent so much time adapting perfectly to live in. 


Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic. Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).
Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

 The U.S. Department of Interior says it’s the first time it’s recommended additional protections and that their new recommendations have the potential to be one of the largest conservation measures “since Congress passed the visionary Wilderness Act over 50 years ago.”

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AN: alright, so this one’s for you thisiswhereifandom!! sorry it took forever. i kept getting carried away. like, really carried away. i had over 10k words of nonsense at one point, and i ended up scrapping all of it. that being said, this is much shorter, but i plan on adding more to it because i’ have some ideas i wanna play with. so, here’s part 1, babe :)

He’s visiting France sometime during the middle of the Ice Age the first time he meets her.

Bellamy is dressed the part: his hair is shoulder length after months of dodging his barber, his beard conquers half of his face, and he’s laden with heavy fur pelts which he fashioned himself in his native time of 2196. Bellamy traveled smart; he came prepared.

The girl he notices perched in the branches of a leafless tree, however, didn’t bother. She’s wearing a powder blue ski coat, jeans, a knit cap with a pompom at the top, and a classic Jansport backpack with clunky headphones poking out the pocket. Not exactly Ice Age attire.

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Canadian Inuit leader wins ‘Alternative Nobel’

HELSINKI - Canadian Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier was selected Thursday as one of three winners of the 2015 Right Livelihood Awards — the so-called “alternative Nobels.”

The organization cited Watts-Cloutier for her “lifelong work to protect the Inuit of the Arctic and defend their right to maintain their livelihoods and culture, which are acutely threatened by climate change.”

She will share the equivalent of about $475,000 with Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera of Uganda for her struggle for gay rights and sexual minorities, and Italian surgeon Gino Strada for providing medical assistance to victims of war.

Watt-Cloutier, who was born in Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, is listed as a member of the board of directors with the group Canadians For a New Partnership.

Watt-Cloutier served as president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada from 1995 until 1998 and was the council’s international chairwoman from 2002 until 2006. The ICC represents some 155,000 Inuit in Canada and other northern countries.

Watt-Cloutier’s numerous awards and 13 honorary doctorates include being made an Officer in the Order of Canada in 2006.

She is also the author of a book published earlier this year entitled “The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet.”

The Right Livelihood Awards, announced in Stockholm, were founded in 1980 by Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull.

— With files from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press