rising tide

ingrained

Grains
of salt
dissolve,
and grains
of sand
settle;

We watch
as we run water
wash our hands,
we leave;
Take time bound
journeys,
like specks
floating along
eons-long-stretches
of infinity;
Insignificant,
Untraceable,
Incurable,
From horizon
to horizon
of the vast sea
we race, exhausted
against a ticking clock;
In between,
we are crooked lines
that zigzag,
afraid
so afraid to be washed away
by waves that
rise
through abrupt tides
now and then;
In the end
we learn of our nature
to settle
or dissolve,
forgotten like everything else.

© SoulReserve 2017

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23 photos from Trump’s first 100 days show the true power of the Resistance

  • The day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration wasn’t just the beginning of an unprecedented presidency. It was the launch of one of the most sustained protest movements in American history.
  • Over the past 100 days, immigrant communities showed the force of their protest, anti-fascists have lashed out violently at the rising tide of white supremacy and anti-war coalitions long dead have come to life with renewed interest and energy.
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The Agents of SHIELD / Defenders promotional pic is just hyping us for Chloe Bennet’s special guest appearance on “The Punisher”.

All kidding aside, you know why Chloe SHOULD appear on Punisher? Because Micro (Frank’s tech assistant) was a Rising Tide hacker. And Daisy knows him personally. Boom, there’s your crossover.

Also, maybe a Daredevil flashback with Matt and Skye because they grew up in the same orphanage. 

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Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao

Vector Architects imagined the Seashore Chapel as an old boat drifting on the ocean long time ago. The ocean receded through time and left an empty structure behind, which is still lying on the beach.

The space is thus divided vertically. The covered outdoor space naturally becomes a resting place for people on the beach. It is also a space connecting religious space to the mundane life. When the tide rises, this space will be submerged by water. At that moment, the imagery of the drifting boat emerges out of the chapel. The relationship between space and the ocean is closer due to the elevated position. The view is isolated from the beach and people, leaving the outstretched ocean the only view in sight.

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fourth of july is fun and i love fireworks and drinking as much as anyone but there’s a certain obnoxious brand of post-ironic patriotism that tumblr has been on for years and i thought that maybe the rising tide of fascism and america turing into an irl political dystopia would be enough of a buzzkill to stop you all from posting obnoxious “caw caw motherfucker” posts but apparently not 

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“I love senpai, yes I do! He’s for me, N̴̨̛̹̰͇̻̬̬̭̜̂̾͗̔̎̍̍̈́͝Ỏ̴̥̹̺̖͓̲̮͚̪͉̗̹͗̄́̿̆̀͛͆͑̍̓͘̕ͅŤ̵̠̖̼̣͖̤̟̺̘́̍͜ ̸̲̩̠͕̣̦̜͇̘̭͔́̀͂͊̂̎́F̶͉̝̻͎͙̩̝̭͓̤̟̜̹̻̱͆̑͐̒̓̐́̉O̶͙̭͆̊͗̇̈́́̾̈́̀̇͒͗R̴̙̰̺̪̯̙͙̰͉͍̅͗͘͜͜ͅ ̶̭͈̩͎͋̐̓̏̈̑͂̓͆̌̔̍̆͜͠Ȳ̸̠̗̮̤̑̾̅͊̀̕̕Ỡ̸̼̯̬̥̪̝͙͔̊̈́̋̒̍͒̇U̸̢̠̪͆̒̏̈́̽̑͆̂̚͜”

home after rain

blue orchids short story

pairing: jungkook | reader
genre: too much fluff.. too much cute
word count: 3.986
author’s note: surprise! \o/ I honestly have no idea how or why this happened. yesterday I just… started writing, and here we are, a few thousand words later. also, bear in mind that this is a sequel to blue orchids, so you need to read that one first if you want to understand this short piece. hope you all enjoy!

This story is set six years into the future within Blue Orchids’ universe.


The sun rays are melting on your skin. It has been a while since the skies opened up like this, leaving the sun bare to the living, its warmth a pleasant gift after days of storm and gloom. The sand under your legs and feet is, fortunately, not scorching — not yet, at least. The early morning is still warming up to the pristine sun, and the salty winds of the beach are still a strange mixture of the growing heatwave and the remnants of past iciness.

You cannot remember the last time you visited the beach, but it does not feel foreign or uncomfortable. It feels like you belong, mind at peace and body molding to the sand as your extended legs allow your toes to brush against the gentle waves that break and ebb away, water still too chilly to enjoy at its fullest.

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Steven Universe: Why You Shouldn't Get Too Attached to Episode Predictions

95 episodes ago, people thought Mirror Gem would just be a delightful go-nowhere romp.

61 episodes ago, people thought Rising Tides/Crashing Skies would be about Malachite.

37 episodes ago, people thought Hit the Diamond would be a serious story about the Diamonds attacking.

16 episodes ago, people thought Kindergarten Kid would be about Amethyst or Jasper.

11 episodes ago, people thought Last One Out of Beach City would involve evacuating the city because of a Homeworld invasion.

9 episodes ago, people thought Gem Harvest would be about the term Peridot used back in Catch and Release.

7 episodes ago, people thought Steven’s Dream would be about corruption.

And one episode ago, people thought Storm in the Room would explicitly give Steven the ability to peer into Rose’s memories, and that we would see Pink Diamond.

Imagine what you’ll think the next time an episode title leaks, or an image surfaces, or a plot tease comes about.

I’m not knocking episode predictions, I’m just saying you shouldn’t get too attached to them, or else you’ll get disappointed when its not what you thought it would be.

So I’m sure that a fair number of people have seen the above post (sorry I don’t know who the op is but credit goes to them. I got his off of pinterest orz), and it got me thinking and overanalyzing, right? And so I keep asking “Where in the hell were the Gems getting the money to pay for the house before Greg became a millionaire?” And so then I start remembering stuff and so here’s my theory, and it gets more profound than just where the Gems are getting money. The Crystal Gems are the freaking Founding Mothers of America.

So for one, Rose Quartz has a giant penny in her armory. I’m still not entirely sure what to make of it, as when I googled “Giant penny”, most of what came up were pannels of a Batman comic where one was used as…a restraining device? Decoration? I’m not sure? Anyways, that’s most all that came up adisdes form a massive work of art that was one giant penny made up of thousands of smaller pennies. My inital thought is, however, that it was bestowed upon Rose Quartz as an honor. (Unliss she just uses it to roll over enemies in battle, which is actually what came to mind the first time I saw the episode lol.) 

But far, far more importantly, we have seen Pearl on coins in the show. Legal tender type coins. 

Pretty famous image, if  I’m not mistaken. (I also could have sworn up and down that I saw a screenshot one time that had a coin in it that had Opal on it, but maybe it was fake. I can’t find it anymore.) 

Now people don’t ge tput on coins unless they heavily influenced American history. (granted I’m hella salty that Andrew Jackson is on our money and Marquis de Llafayette is not, but ya know, whatever.) On top of that, the visage of a gem takes the place of our Illuminati (or whatever it is) pyramid and eye on our own American Dollars in the world of Steven Universe.

Gems were clearly influential somehow. To America specifically, as they see fit to place them on the legal tender.

Now, back moreso onto how the Gems get money, in “Rising Tides, Crashing Skies”, Mayor Dewey freaks out at the word “cover” when talking to Raynaldo, shouting “Cover up? What cover up!? SECURITY!!” I thought this was just a gag at conspiracy humor at first, because it just added to Raynaldo’s whole conspiracy reality and it was funny. But thinking about it now, seems like it’s far from just a gag. 

(also sorry the subs are in Spanish, lol. They just happened to be the most convenient videos I found.)

So this bit’s just speculation for the most part, but like, what if the American Government is supplying the Crystal Gems with money because they basically owe it to them. I mean, the spent over two hundred years since the country was founded likely without asking for anything in return, then here they are suddenly needing to build a house and pay light and water bills and groceries and APPARENTLY give their new son a smartphone. And it’s no tlike they can exactly turn down the 6,000+ year old women and the 5,000+ year old girl who was born inside your borders that also happened to liberate your entire nation from its oppressive colonizers from far away. Sounds like something right up the Crystal Gem’s alley imo.

What if what Dewey was trying to cover  up was the fact that Beach City’s taxpayer dollars were going to housing a trio of jobless women raising a son that they can’t afford on their own because they don’t even need to eat and therefore don’t even need jobs?

Idk it’s a fun thought. And it explains a lot. If nothing else just spread the word that the Crystal Gems are the Founding Mothers of America ok because this calls for its own musical