public launch

Okay but guys I was inspired last night and I thought, “what about that au where Lance was on the Kerberos mission???”

And I was like, “Holy crap I gotta write this shit now” so here I am 

*ahem* so:

-The Garrison decided to have a special, one-spot-only for a cadet in the top class at the Garrison in order to boost publicity for the launch of the Kerberos mission

-They inputed a bunch of tests and shit in order to make sure the cadet was actually qualified to go to Kerberos

-Lance was originally not going to go because “It’s just gonna be a mission to find more boring space ice!”

-But then Hunk started explaining that it was probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because it would look so good on his career and it would practically sky-rocket a lifetime as a fighter pilot 

-So Lance hits the books hard

-However, surprise surprise, Keith is competing for it as well.

-So insert all of this time competitively studying and trying to scope out the competition (but everyone knows that that’s not the only thing they’re checking out ;-) )

-After the testing is all over and done with, it is revealed that Lance one by ONE point 

-Lance is ecstatic

-The training with Shiro, Matt, and Samuel begin (because they have to make sure all of the crew members know what to do, and if they’ll even work together)

-Matt and Lance become instant best friends and have weird nicknames for each other (because they’re both brothers, giant memes, and secretly cry themselves to sleep at night) 

-Lance and Mr. Holt are pretty friendly, because Mr. Holt is a nice guy and they work well together

-Shiro is a tougher nut to crack, because he feels like Lance just isn’t as serious as Keith would be in this situation, but he does eventually grow to love Lance like a son 

-EVENTUALLY (gotta have that sweet Langst, amiright)

-Lance learns about Katie/Pidge from Matt and Mr. Holt’s MANY stories about them (Matt: Oh remember that time that Katie did this…), and grows a sort-of friendship with Keith because Shiro is Keith’s adopted brother and you cannot tell me otherwise 

-Then the launch happens

-Lance promises to send transmissions to Hunk every week, and they will both miss each other

-Keith has developed a sort-of crush by the time the launch happens, but he tells himself he’ll make sure that it’s real before he ruins what he has with Lance

-Then the mission goes south. 

-And they don’t come back. 

-Everyone is distraught. Lance’s family is broken, Hunk is horrified, and Keith is angry. 

-Keith ‘drops out’ (but is really expelled) from the Garrison after ‘behavioral issues’ (he tried to find out more about Kerberos)

-Hunk is trying to find out more, but he doesn’t want to get expelled so he has to do it very sparingly and quickly

-Enter Pidge

-Hunk and Pidge see the crash-landed pod from outer space and both think “Is that Lance/My family?”

-Surprise, surprise, it’s Space Dad himself, screaming ‘bout aliens. 

-Keith joins them 

-They go and find the Blue Lion 

-But, it just opens up for all of them instead of Lance, saying that she will take them to where they need to go, but none of them are worthy enough to pilot her

-Keith and Pidge theorize it’s because the Lion is an ancient force only able to be wielded by some sort of deity (or some other conspiracy theory) 

-They go to the castle

-And we’ll see what happens next ;-)))))))

Tell me if you want more and I’ll make another one :D

Next time there’s a lockout because Bettman et al. have decided to throw another tantrum, I hope the NHLPA just sort of goes “well alrighty” and sets out to prove that the NHL needs the players more than the players need the NHL

What I mean is that they hire a few camera people and do things like:

  • Trying to play Sports That Are Not Hockey on ice. Personally I think Auston Matthews would be very entertaining at ice baseball
  • Buying a literal punch bowl and calling it the “Steve Cup” or something
  • Short reality-TV episodes following the lives of Tyler Seguin’s dogs
  • Roller hockey
  • Underwater hockey
  • Players launching a public health campaign about the importance of dental care
  • A Hockey with the Stars type show where they try to make hockey teams with celebrities who do not know how to skate
  • Going to the Olympics
  • Lots of PK Subban style charity stuff. In fact, just lots of PK Subban. He doesn’t need hockey to have fans
  • Helping out with other union disputes. Just. News articles about fast-food worker strikes in Pittsburgh and there’s Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury holding up signs
  • Zdeno Chara could get a job retrieving things off high shelves or something
  • Disney on Ice

According to various reports, the bodies of deceased Ian Brady and Manchester arena bomber Salman Abedi are currently lying in the same morgue as undertakers are refusing to deal with their remains. The location, named the “Monster Morgue” by the media, has been kept a secret due to expectation of retaliatory attacks by the public if the whereabouts of these two men is uncovered. 

Brady, who died of lung cancer on 15th May 2017, wished for his ashes to be buried on the Moors where he and Myra Hindley buried their victims. Unsurprisingly, he has been denied this request. To date, several councils have refused to take control of his burial proceedings, and others have also released statements which indicate that they too would turn it down if asked by an executor. Instead, a public campaign has been launched since his death, which demands that Brady’s remains should be buried at Ashworth Hospital. Many believe it is only fitting that unremorseful Brady should remain forever in a place that he desperately tried to escape from. 

As mosque officials, councils and undertakers have also refused to manage the corpse of 22 year old terrorist Salman Abedi, it looks as though his body will be sent back to his original homeland of Libya so that he can be interred there. Abedi, who killed 22 and maimed 64 people after detonating a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert, has since been disowned by all his relatives living in the UK who seemingly also want no part in the management of his funeral. 

Alessandra Ambrosio & Shanina Shaik attend the Victoria’s Secret launch ‘Sexy Little Things’ on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California

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Nervous In Heels [REQUEST]

I don’t think I’m very good at writing aus but I hope this is ok. I’ve read so many exceptional CEO au stories that I feel this just pales in comparison. Still I gave it a shot. I hope you all like it :D

Jade xo

The chairs outside your boss’s office were extremely uncomfortable like they were designed to keep you unsettled and on the edge. To be sat on one of them was positively frightening. Already your palms were sweating, your heartbeat pounding hard against your chest while your fingers nervously played with the files in your hands. It was never for good reason when you were summoned to the office of Kim Jongdae.

A loud voice emanating from behind the office door made you jump out of your skin. “YOUR FUCK UP COST ME MORE MONEY THAN YOU MAKE IN A YEAR!” the voice roared, your hands shaking like a leaf in your lap. “GET OUT!” There was echoing crash and then moments later, the door swung open and a tall man sprinted out of the room with files overflowing from his arms.

The receptionist got up from her desk opposite you and headed into the office with a dipped head. What followed was perhaps the longest minute of your life. You ran through everything your boss could ask you about the project you were heading up, making sure you had the facts readily on the tip of your tongue. To your knowledge, everything was going well with the project which was why your summoning to his office was even more of a surprise.

“Mr Kim will see you now,” the receptionist said quietly, holding the door open for you.

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From the book, The Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake.

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Celebrate the Sexy Little Things Launch at the Angel Oasis on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California

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The Unsolved Murder of Mobster Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia was one of the most feared Cosa Nostra mobsters and hit-man. On October 25, 1956 Anastasia went to a barber shop located in the Park Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan and while he was sitting in the barber chair two men with their faces covered entered the barber shop and shot Anastasia. He fired back but was eventually fatally shot. The murder of Anastasia got a lot of public attention and launched a big investigation. Joe Gallo, member of the Profaci crime family was considered a suspect as well as members of the Patriarca Family from Providence/Boston and drug dealers members of the Gambino family but no one was charged with the murder. The murder of Albert Anastasia remains unsolved.

There are estimates that one in three Congolese women has been raped during these wars. Aged as young as eight and as old as 73, and up to eight months’ pregnant, traumatised physically and mentally, few women have been spared. They may also end up with a forced pregnancy or infected with HIV. According to the head of a Congolese run hospital in Goma, there have been so many cases reported that “the destruction of a woman’s vagina” is now being considered a war injury and recorded by doctors as a crime of combat. There has been a powerful response by eastern Congolese women, who have launched public protests to bring attention to the issue. In March 2003, for instance, hundreds of women stripped naked in the centre of Goma and challenged thousands of dumbfounded onlookers, mostly men. Mama Jeanne Banyere, head of the Federation of Protestant Women in Goma, recalls telling the crowd: “If you are going to rape us, rape us now, because this must stop today.” As the men stood watching, the women chanted that they would no longer accept rape in the community. They demanded health care for women suffering from fistulae, who were being abandoned by their husbands and ostracised by their communities. The women who do manage to get to a hospital, probably a small minority of those affected, must wait for an operation that will enable them to return to a more normal life in their community.
—  “Separating Sexual Rights from Reproductive Rights.” Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 12, no. 23, 2004