restored store

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: so newt scamander has shown excellent prowess in not only using magic as shown by him using wordless spells even though he was trained in verbal magic and sure it's for saving time onscreen and all that but it says something and it's meant to show us this man knows how to use magic and he's shown apparating constantly without splinching and often with jacob so an added person plus he has an entire world in his suitcase with a shit ton of different climates and spaces and that's gotta take a lot of maintenance to stay functional and has insane knowledge on most species and herbs not to mention he literally extracted an obscurial from this girl which tbh doesn't sound simple at fucking all and he's also got to know how to use this magic correctly and efficiently so as to avoid trouble i.e. he smuggles magical creatures and traveled all over so he HAS to be able to hide his tracks so why did he not have a moment to obliviate jacob? he's asked a few times throughout the film and he never responds and i think it's because he empathised with the fact that this is a Muggle Plagued By A Completely Stale Life working in a canning factory and that that small moment of magic he witnessed could give him the strength drive and hope to lead his best life. Newt Scamander didn't obliviate Jacob Kowalski because he /wanted him to glean strength from the knowledge that magic is real because he is good at heart the way few people are. Newt has proven he toes the line between criminality and lawfulness but he wouldn't willingly expose or endanger the secrecy of magic folk so there is no explanation as to why he "neglected" obliviation if it weren't deliberate and sure there were a few times he ignored using some kind of mending or reparative charms to cover his trail like in restoring the jewellery store or the wrecked attic and others but there was no time for him to do so since he almost immediately had to apparate away or deal with some other loose creature so these are not examples of his character since he repaired the giant wreckage of Jacob's house and maybe that was because he cared about Jacob but they hadn't progressed as friends yet and what's more likely is he is BY NATURE aware of how to act cautiously with magic so nothing else makes sense other than him not obliviating on purpose to give Jacob a little bit of light and since we established he wouldn't endanger the statute of secrecy he knew that even in letting Jacob know what he knew it wasn't enough to uncover the magic community and even if Jacob spoke out he wouldn't be believed any more than most people and he could be obliviated eventually if he posed a threat but this actual angel newt scamander always sees the best in everyone so his first thought was that he had faith in Jacob not to rat out their community or at least not out of malice and to just admire this memory of this world he had with reverence and im not crying you're crying

Tagged by BSimth !

List 5 facts about your most favorite sim of yours, and send this to 10 simblrs whose sims you adore. ❤

So I will do this one with Alphie ! I will do my best, as writing in english is always a bit complicated for me !

- When she was young, his mother was a famous ballerina in Austria, she’s the one who motivated him to be a dancer. Fortunately for me, Alphie’s career is over, so it’s not a problem if I can’t really dance in game. :o

-  He sometime seems a bit disconnected from his surrounding. He is often thinking about something else when he is speaking with someone. He don’t really enjoy small talk. 

- He is really excited by his sister’s pregnancy, and can’t wait to meet his niece. I think you already seen Marianne a bit in my posts with Alphie.

- During his freetime, Alphonse like to search old furniture in flea markets and antique store, to restore them himself. In game, the only thing I can give him is a woodworking station :’(

- He is currently single. He had a long relationship with another dancer, some years ago, but it ended after his lover moved out to another country. He met some other persons since, but nothing serious.

And I don’t know who I can tag ! So Jools as always (even if you have done something similar or the same thing for the Durbins lately ?), and… BSmith has already tagged everyone :’( So I’m going to tag some french people : Fuyaya, Delise, Sucrée, Will, Zx_Ta, Sandy and anybody else that want to do it :o


An empty old gas station in Los Angeles has been given new life. The curvilinear art deco structure was built in 1935 during the early days of California’s automobile age and the Golden Era of filmmaking in Hollywood. The new Highland and Willoughby store is one of Starbucks newest historic restorations of historic buildings.

More on the design and history of this store here.

Taylor Nation said they wouldn't restore 1989 in stores until Christmas because there will be new material

What if by “new material” they are referring not to TS6 but to a new version of 1989 album? Or to a dvd of 1989 world tour? Or to especial material just for Christmas? Or to a dvd of the red tour? Or to an acoustic album with all the songs from the previous albuns? There’s so many possibilities…

Little Miss Red Heels

Audrey Lillian Horne rotated her foot leaning on her left leg, and driving the kink out of her calf that standing in stilettos all day gave her.  The linoleum floor of the department store gave none of the support that Harry’s loafers did.  She had been overseeing the restocking of the perfume counter when the sheriff had arrived.

She turned and smiled at the sheriff.  "A present for Lucy,“ she asked leaning against the counter.  She had been on good terms with Harry, he had helped her understand the lingo on her FBI application for even if it was all for naught.  He had also come to her house with chocolate when her father finally gave up the fight and died in his coma.  She hadn’t cried and she knew that had scared him.

It had scared her too.

But in the years between, she’d toed the law.  She would make the Horne name respected again through legal means.  She would fight any barrier she had to.  She would use the fist she wiped her tears of anger and hate with the pummel any obstacle in her way, even her bad reputation.

Audrey rebuilt the store, restored the Great Northern, Bought Ghostwood, the mill and the surrounding land, built a community center, took over the diner and remade it, gave log lady a proper house, sent Nadine to the best care facility she could buy, put new teachers in the schools, gave Lucy a better paying job as her own personal secretary, and yes, lost the saddle shoes.

For all her efforts, only Harry, Ed and Andy were warm to her, and she knew that.  Not even Lucy could bare to look at her for more than a few moments, not when the full extent of Ben Horne’s damage had been realized.

But Johnny loved her, and her mother had been given a house in California.  For now, Audrey’s home and hearth was at peace.

But she saw in Harry’s eyes it was about to be broken.  Her hand went to her string of pearls as she folded her arms.  "I guess you’re not here for the two for one sale.

'Overhaulin’' to Start Final Season With Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

For 11 years, Overhaulin’ has showcased the work of car designer Chip Foose, but all good things must come to an end. The Velocity series, hosted by Chris Jacobs, will premiere its final season on Nov. 4 — with an epic build for mark Amber Heard and the ‘68 Mustang she bought when she was a teen. Her father, David Heard, serves as the insider along with her husband, Johnny Depp.

On Overhaulin’, the mark is played Punk’d-style: In this case, Jacobs poses as a cop (who loved Depp in Nick of Time) and lures Amber to the shop that has been storing and restoring her Mustang under the supervision of her father and Depp for more than a year by saying that her dad has gotten into an altercation with the owner. Once she and Johnny arrive, she’s told the shop runs a scam and has “parted” her car, meaning all that’s left is the frame. “This guy did? And my dad only hit him once?” Amber says. “I don’t blame him.” She’s devastated: “The car is everything to me,” she says. “I paid for the car with every dime I had. I’ve starved for the car. And out of all the cars I’ve bought and sold since I’ve moved to L.A., this car is my child. … It’s everything to me.”

Once Amber learns she’s on Overhaulin’, David and Johnny meet with Foose to help him design the car of her dreams. 

As you can tell from the photos below, the little girl who grew up going to car shows with her father is happy with the result.

Like really happy.

There are tears, excited expletives, and hugs all around (even the car gets one).

(From left to right) Host Chris Jacobs, co-host Adrienne Janic, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, David Heard, designer Chip Foose, and co-host Arianny Celeste

The final season will also include a special build for Marcus Luttrell, the man who inspired the Lone Survivor film. For 33 years, Marcus and his brother, Morgan, have had a running automotive wager, and for Marcus’s 40th birthday, Morgan enlists Foose for the surprise of Marcus’s life. 

The final season of Overhaulin’ premieres Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on Velocity.