searching for the seventies

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A Victuuri road trip fic.

“What is Victor doing here, Phichit? I’m freaking out.”

Without waiting for a response, Yuuri goes into the bathroom for the eightieth time in search of something he didn’t find the first seventy-nine visits. A moment later, he comes back into the bedroom with empty hands.

Phichit’s dark eyes dance with amusement.

For someone who keeps protesting having dinner with his idol, Yuuri sure has gotten dressed in a hurry. He looks good, too—wearing black slacks and a vivid blue, button-down shirt he had to borrow from Phichit because he neglected to pack anything other than casualwear. The shirt is more fitted on Yuuri, the fabric stretching across the curves of his chest before gathering attractively at his waist. He’s put on a few pounds in the last two weeks thanks to some nervous eating habits, but the weight looks good on him, rounding out his cheeks (all four of them) with a bit of padding.

“Obviously, he likes you,” Phichit says, eyeing the impressive bouquet of blue roses on the table by the window. They’ve filled the whole room with an intoxicating fragrance. “That must have been some pole-dance.”

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“and he lived to wield his sword more deadly with his left hand than his right.”

Brain: Because of the old belief that lefthandedness was devilish?
Me: I beg you pardon?
Brain: I mean idk if that was a thing in England but a semi thorough google search leads to a website that says and I quote: “up until the seventies lefthandedness was considered of the devil and “corrected” to be right handed.“
Brain: So lets for argument sake say that it was in fact also a thing in England.
Brain: Having Maedhros being forced from being a "normal righthanded person” to a lefthanded one plus basically stating that he murders better with his left could be a smaller symbolism of his dark path to madness.
Me: You overthink these things with randomly know trivia?
Brain: Its what I do best.

but the knights rose up & killed the kings (seblaine, 1/1)

summary: Sebastian Smythe was raised by a psychopath and mentored by a reformed assassin, so it was no wonder he went and fell for the kind of guy who ran off to take on a centuries-old terrorist organization by himself. It was just the pattern of his life, really. [Gallagher Girls AU]
warnings: suicide, violence, death (not major character), mental manipulation, past torture, PTSD, allusions to child abuse; about as graphic as the teen series its based on, which is to say not very 
notes: written for seblaine week 2017 day 2: spies/undercover. to be specific, an AU of Ally Carter’s Out of Sight, Out of Time. [24k] [A03]

Take me with you.”

Sebastian drew Blaine to him, kissed him, bodies pressed together like a promise.

“I can’t,” Blaine said, pulling back, breathless, pink-cheeked, and frowning.

“You have to,” Sebastian replied urgently. “You can’t do this alone, Blaine.”

“I don’t want anyone else to get hurt.” Blaine touched the bandage curled around Sebastian’s neck, a white collar which spread down to wrap around his chest, covering up third-degree burns that had, yes, hurt like a bitch when he’d gotten them. “I don’t want you to get hurt again.”

“You’ll be the one getting hurt if you go after them alone.”

Blaine hesitated, a flicker in his eyes, and Sebastian pounced on that weakness like had been trained to from the cradle.

“Take me with you,” Sebastian repeated, kissing Blaine again, sweeter. “You need me.”

Blaine’s hesitation collapsed, and he bowed his head, resting his forehead against Sebastian’s shoulder. He hugged Sebastian, and his shoulders shook.

“I do,” he said softly, Sebastian smoothing a hand over his trembling back. “I do.”

“Take me with you?”

Blaine nodded against his shoulder.

“Tonight. Midnight.”

Sebastian kissed him one last time.

That was the day Blaine Anderson disappeared without a trace. Sebastian was left behind.

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Cosmic Neutrinos Detected, Confirming The Big Bang’s Last Great Prediction

“What’s incredible about this is that there is a phase shift seen, and that when the Planck polarization spectra came out and become publicly available, they not only constrained the phase shift even further, but — as announced by Planck scientists in the aftermath of this year’s AAS meeting — they finally allowed us to determine what the temperature is of this Cosmic Neutrino Background today! (Or what it would be, if neutrinos were massless.) The result? 1.96 K, with an uncertainty of less than ±0.02 K. This neutrino background is definitely there; the fluctuation data tells us this must be so. It definitely has the effects we know it must have; this phase shift is a brand new find, detected for the very first time in 2015. Combined with everything else we know, we have enough to state that yes, there are three relic neutrino species left over from the Big Bang, with the kinetic energy that’s exactly in line with what the Big Bang predicts.

Two degrees above absolute zero was never so hot.”

The hot Big Bang — proposed seventy years ago — is a tremendous success story. Predicated on the assumption that the Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform and expanding faster in the past, it’s allowed us to predict the rate of cosmic expansion over distance and time, the primeval abundances of the light elements, the formation and evolution of large-scale-structure, and the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background: the leftover photon glow from the Big Bang. All these predictions have been borne out, but there’s one more prediction that had yet to be tested: the existence and properties of a cosmic neutrino background. A new technique taking advantage of data from the Planck satellite has just detected the cosmic neutrino background definitively and in a new way. After seventy years of searching, we’ve finally confirmed the greatest prediction of all: the cosmic neutrino background’s existence and temperature!

70s Sophistication

By Impossibly Imperfect

I was a bit skeptical on hopping on board the whole flare jean moment. I dress for me and sometimes a style or a trend won’t work for my body type, however, I am mad at myself for not scooping up a pair sooner. I went through a variety of brands, styles and ultimately found these McGuires to be the perfect pair for me. Though truth be told, I loved these Rag & Bones guys, this pair of FRAME, MiH’s sleek pair and these MOTHER ones too. Decisions! Decisions! High-waisted fit to perfection is what makes these jeans the epitome of 70s sophistication. Paired with the neutral pieces like this Cynthia Vincent cropped fur, vintage ray bans, layered delicate necklaces, stacked platforms and the oversized floppy hat, you could say I was in fact channeling my inner Farrah Fawcett. I love everything that the decade stood for and will likely be working to emulate more of my favorite 70s babes style this season with diaphanous dresses, romantic silhouettes and swingy fringe pieces. 

{all photography by Ethan Covey

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Love her style? Check out some of these similar ‘70s boho babe picks!  

Blank NYC Let It Ride Fringe Jacket

Le High Flare high-rise jeans

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Erminiana Woven Platform Sandals

Marrakesh High Rise Flare Jean

Mother Cruiser Flare Jeans

Spell Island Gown

Search for boho chic styles by typing bohemian dresses, shoes and jackets into Wantering’s search bar. 

anonymous asked:

what happened?

Well, to be completely honest, the fandom has been acting pretty gross lately. Part of me wants to believe they’re joking, but more often than not they send shivers down my spine.

—-

Let’s start with a topic I’ve already been vocal about: making the duke’s cocaine habits a joke. As I’m sure everyone already knows, cocaine had a very strong hold on David in the 70s, and even into the 80s when he relapsed. It ate up his money, his body and gnawed on his mind. It’s because of these drugs that he has brain damage resulting in a gap in his memory that spans the seventies. A simple google search of the thin white duke or David Bowie from the 70s shows an emaciated, pale, obviously ill, young man. Or, watch an interview on youtube from that time. Listen to David Live. You can hear how stoned he is when he enters the stage and how he slowly comes down at the end of the first half, then intermission, and it starts all over. Let me tell you what a quick internet search tells me about cocaine side effects:
“ [short term side effects]…users report feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, panic, and paranoia. Users may also experience tremors, vertigo, and muscle twitches. There also can be severe medical complications associated with cocaine abuse. Some of the most frequent are cardiovascular effects, including disturbances in heart rhythm and heart attacks; neurological effects, including strokes, seizures, headaches, and coma; and gastrointestinal complications, including abdominal pain and nausea. In rare instances, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter. Cocaine-related deaths are often a result of cardiac arrest or seizures followed by respiratory arrest. “ (source)
Hilarious. Absolutely, gut rippingly hilarious….

But wait! There’s more!

“ Many chronic cocaine users lose their appetite and experience significant weight loss and malnourishment.”  (source) Hm…

Long-term effects

  • Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain
  • High blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
  • Respiratory failure if smoked
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Malnutrition, weight loss
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Auditory and tactile hallucinations
  • Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women)
  • Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
  • Irritability and mood disturbances
  • Increased frequency of risky behavior
  • Delirium or psychosis
  • Severe depression
  • Tolerance and addiction (even after just one use)

(source)
All of the bolded items have been seen in David both in the TWD days and all the way up to present day. Such a fun thing to joke about right? Let’s make some memes….

Another topic that’s got me ripping my hair out is that people seem to think they’re entitled to the Jones family’s lives. It was such a post that sparked my post.

(leaving OP’s name out so they don’t get flooded with anon shit)

“ ok iman’s birthday is in 4 days so david must be out getting a present in the next 4 days someone please get a picture of him im desperate “

No. No no no no no. You are not entitled to these pictures. He has firmly stated that he is retired. He does not want to be photographed. He does not want to tour. He just wants to live his life and raise his family.

I see a lot of people on Bnet and BWW talking about how they were blocked by Iman on her pages and how Lexi had to delete her AskFM because of a similar reason. Any picture of iman showing her personal life or a beautiful sunny selfie or a nice decoration she put up at home is plagued with people writing in so much disgusting detail about how much they want to marry her husband and how much they want to have sex with him. Lexi was asked about her dad over and over like the page wasn’t even hers.

That is disgusting. You are no more entitled to their private lives than you are entitled to mine, or your teachers, your neighbors, the guy bagging your groceries, the barista at starbucks, etc.

You are NOT entitled to David Bowie’s private life or that of his family’s

There are countless Bowie fanpages for talking about his career and his work. Iman’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc are NOT appropriate for those. Any of Lexi’s pages, should you find them, are DEFINITELY NOT appropriate for this.
If it is hard to understand, put yourself in their shoes. How uncomfortable would that be to have hundreds of faceless posters telling you how much they’d like to bed your husband or father? Or better, imagine the way David must feel, knowing his wife has to deal with that? His daughter?
It would be awful and uncomfortable.

—-
On that note….NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE SEXUAL. FFS GUYS. Certain posts are getting to be like finding a used condom on the ground. You don’t want to touch it, I don’t want to touch it, and everyone pretty much gives it the “EW” face and skitters away. Do you really wanna be that fandom?
Not every damn picture of david has to be sexual. He has sex. Its a well known fact, but could you stop bringing it up in every single picture of him? Cant you enjoy a picture as a picture without thirsting over his dick? He’s a very attractive man, it’s true. It could be a picture of him sitting in a chair and someone will throw a sexy gif in after it. Like…please. be able to appreciate a picture without making it sex oriented.There are people who want to be able to reblog or even just look at a picture of him without having those kinds of thoughts pass through their mind. Conduct yourselves like the adults I know I lot of you are, especially since there are some members of the fandom that aren’t adults.
—-

Another thing….Guys, it’s not THAT BIG A DEAL if somebody doesn’t know who David Bowie is. If your BF or GF doesn’t know who he is, show them some CDs and cuddle up to watch Labyrinth. In a way, this is something the entire tumblr website has problems with. If somebody doesn’t know about something, don’t yell at them, don’t freak out wildly, and don’t shove it in their faces! For god’s sake! You’ll scare them away before they even have a chance to make a decision about whether they want to know or not! Show your friends! Make it FUN. The Bowie fandom loves to tell itself how open it is, but if it screams at anyone who doesn’t know him, it just becomes a club nobody wants to touch.

and truthfully…I could go on for hours.I could post screenshots of posts till I’m blue in the face. This is a fandom that is very problematic and it needs to be cleaned up pronto.

Spring Roundup of Paiute-Owned Cattle begins at Sutcliffe Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Coralling and Branding is Done in Five Stages around Pyramid Lake, Posing for the Photographer , 06/1973

Comes from Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970 - )

Peace out Searching for the Seventies: DOCUMERICA Photography Project.

Tomorrow is the last day for this exhibit. We at the National Archives hope you can stop by before it is too late!

Source: http://research.archives.gov/description/553111 

Finding Excuses For Your brothers

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said:

“Do not think about a word that exits from a Muslim’s mouth except that you interpret it in the best manner.” [Ameelah of Al-Muhaamilee, p.395]

Muhammad Ibn Sireen said:

“If something reaches you about your brother, then search for an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse for him, then make an excuse for him.” [Al-Jaami’ Li Shu’ab Al-Eemaan, 14/441]

Ja’far Ibn Muhammad said:

“If something that you dislike reaches you about your brother then search for one excuse for him up to seventy excuses. If it hits the mark, (then good). If not, then say, ‘Perhaps he has an excuse that I am not aware of.‘ ” [Al-Jaami’ Li Shu’ab Al-Eemaan, 14/442]

CHRISTY HENGEL, IS ONE OF A FEW MANUFACTURERS OF CONCERTINAS IN U.S. TODAY. HE HAND CRAFTS HIS INSTRUMENT WHICH IS NOTED FOR ITS SPECIAL SOUND AND SELLS FOR $1,100. HE HAS MADE MORE THAN 200 CONCERTINAS SINCE 1955 AND CURRENTLY HAS A BACKLOG OF 118 ORDERS THE CONCERTINA IS THE PRIME MUSICAL INSTRUMENT FOR OLD TIME POLKAS AND WALTZES. AT ONE TIME IN THE 1950’S MORE THAN 15 OF THESE OLD TIME BANDS WERE WORKING OUT OF NEW ULM PLAYING FOR DANCES AND WEDDINGS, 07/1974

Comes from Environmental Protection Agency

The Concertinas is similar to the harmonica and the accordion. This instrument allowed for revivals of folk music in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jzhj