When you get to the Thrifty Megamart, you’ll get a coupon from one of the guys around the store which gives you (i assume? i never bought anything else) a 50% discount. You can use it for one trip to the store, so you can buy things from multiple cashiers/separate purchases from the same cashier so long as you don’t go outside.
I think its pretty common knowledge that if you buy ten balls, you get a premier ball for free? So if you buy ten pokeballs, you get a $1000 discount from the $2000 price, and reselling things to stores gets you half the retail value back. So you see where i’m going with this. If you have the patience, you can farm infinite free premier balls
Summary: It’s Valentine’s Day and your long-time boyfriend has planned an extensive scavenger hunt… with quite the twist at the end.
Warnings: LITERALLY 250% FLUFF
(also, general lack of knowledge about a “berry picking farm”… you’ll see)
Pairing: Lin x Reader
Words: 3,033 (SORRY NOT SORRY)
Special shoutout to my main homie and fellow scorpio, @hamilbye, for fangirling over this earlier. I really needed that confidence boost. You’re my fave ♥♥
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you following me or reading this! I love you all and just picture me sweeping you all in for a huge group hug because that’s what I would be doing if you were all in front of me.
You were unsure of the time you were woken from your sleep,
but you knew it was early. Even with your curtains drawn, you were acutely
aware of how dark it was outside. Shaking off your sleep and trying not to trip
over your own feet as you shuffled across your floor, you arrived at the door. Simultaneously
tugging your hair into a ponytail and peeking to see who was at the door, you
were surprised to see no one standing in the hallway of your building.
Perplexed, you opened the door to check again. Peering out into the hallway,
you shivered in the cold air conditioning the building ran and almost missed
the envelope with your name written on it. You bent down to pick it up and
stepped backwards back into your apartment, closing the door behind you with your
foot. Leaning your back against the door, you tore the envelope open. You never
were one for patience.
I started watching Kobayashi san’s Maid Dragon with any expectation whatsoever, just to make some time before going to bed… and here I find THEY MENTION HERENSUGE.
Herensuge is a mythological dragon in the Vasque folklore
(The Vasque Land, for those of you who don’t know, is a territory in the north os Spain, consisting of three provinces. You may know about it because of the San Sebastian Film Festival, or the many news not so long ago abou ETA, a terrorist organization that wanted the independence of the terroritory from Spain). Weather is generally cold, the landscape is beautiful, food is great and we have our own languange (’Euskera’ or ‘Vasque language’), our own sports (based mostly on farm activities) and, as you can see, our own folklore and legends.
Back to Herensuge. The name translates as “The Seven Times Snake” from the vasque language, and is a seven-headed dragon that appears in many tales from my land.
I can’t recall the one they tell in the anime, were it is killed with an egg without yolk, but there are plenty of tales were maidens are offered to Herensuge, and a brave youg man saves her.
In one, the maiden is the King’s daughter and is saved by a sepherd that sent his dog to kill the dragon. He then cuts the seven tongues of Herensuge and takes the girl back to the castle. But while they are gone, a treacherous man cuts the seven heads of the dead dragon, and takes them to the king, arguing they are proof he killed the beast and that he deserves the hand of his daughter in reward. The King accepts, to the girls disgust, but the sepherd then shows the seven tongues he cut, proving he was the true savior. And so, he marries the girl and they live happily ever after, I guess…
In another similar story, the girl offered o Herensuge is the girlfriend of a blacksmith from the village of Arrasate, who goes against the ritual in order to save her and kills the dragon using a hot iron pike. Since then, a dragon is depicted in the emblem of Arrasate.
And so, thanks to a Maid anime, you know a little more!
The best holiday destinations to spot a reindeer or two!
Catch Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and Blixen - and maybe even Rudolf - at one of these reindeer-friendly holiday destinations (Snow optional, but not necessary!)
Santa Claus Village, Lapland
Amazingly, the number of reindeer in Lapland is roughly equivalent to the number of people, meaning there’s no shortage of opportunities to spot one of our antlered friends! Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland, and the official home of Santa Claus. Get your tourist hat on and make sure you visit the shops, cafes and igloo hotel in Santa Claus village, where you can also see reindeer up close at the Raitola Husky and Reindeer Farm. Take a magical sleigh ride through Lapland’s woods to the Arctic Circle, where you can even stay overnight in a cosy cabin or go ice-fishing.
Strictly speaking, what you’ll find in Alaska are actually Caribou (not reindeer!) - a North American elk-sized deer, slightly bigger than reindeer, but with equally majestic antlers! Spotting Caribou yourself can be difficult in Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness (it’s the largest state in the US, with the smallest population), so you’d need to trek deep into the Talkeetna Mountains, or take a plane ride over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Experience life with the traditional Sami reindeer herders in the Arctic Circle, just 30 minutes outside of Tromso city centre. As well as feeding the 200 reindeer, you can get cosy around a fire inside a ‘lavvu’ (traditional Sami tent) as you hear all about the lives of the native reindeer herders!
See reindeer in the wild in Iceland! Brought over from Norway in the 18th century, reindeer are only found in the east of the country. See them grazing on the slopes in the summer months, or down towards the coast during the long winter months. For some extra nature spotting look out for arctic foxes and the hundreds of seals that inhabit the glacial rivers of Herao!
If the expense of an Icelandic expedition is holding you back from searching for reindeer, then fear not! The Cairgorn Mountains in Scotland are home to the only free-ranging herd of reindeer in the UK, with daily guided tours departing from Reindeer House each morning.
this was based on this prompt from @herearlyleafsaflower
Hamilsquad where reader is a veterinarian?
thanks so much for your request! it was fun to write.
i’m still accepting others too so don’t be afraid to drop one in my inbox. enjoy! <3 xx
You hummed softly as you propped the dog up on the table and checked him out. You had always loved animals as a kid so being a vet was a lifelong dream of yours. You got to see all kinds of animals, even traveling to farms and other places to take care of the ones that were injured or sick. You’d worked hard to get where you were today and to have your own little store was a big achievement.
“She looks good.” You said, smiling at the little husky. She was a little jumpy, but what dog wasn’t? She looked excited to be here as she wagged her tail and stuck her tongue out. Huskies were always your favorite. They had the most dazzling eyes and energetic spirits.
You scratched behind the dog’s ears gently before slipping your stethoscope on and listening for the dog’s heartbeat. It was clear, strong, and steady–-music to your ears. Regular checkups were much more fun to you and this dog was in optimum condition. You checked his ears quickly and smiled when the dog sat back a little and tried to be still. “She’s well behaved too! Just the other day, -”
You were about to jump into a quick story about the crazy case you had yesterday but your assistant came in, looking around before landing her eyes on you. “Hi, Doctor. Here’s the records for Sunny and there’s someone out here for you.”
“Oh, okay.” You managed a smile, simply taking the clipboard from your assistant to hide your confusion. You looked back at the dog and his owners. “I’ll wrap this up. She’s in great health. Did she get all of her vaccines taken care of?”
The young couple in front of you nodded and you sighed happily. “Perfect. She’s good to go then.”
“Thank you so much, Doctor.”
“My pleasure! Bye, Sunny!” You said, laughing a little as the dog licked your cheek before hopping off of the little counter she was resting on. “I’ll walk you out.”
The couple followed you to the front of your office and left promptly, happy to walk their dog out and head home. The little bell rang as they left the store and you gave them a little wave goodbye. Then your eyes landed on one of your best friends that was sitting in one of the waiting chairs. You were used to seeing Hercules. Today, he was reading a magazine, looking like such a dork.
“Hey, (Y/N)!” Hercules said excitedly, coming up to you and giving you a big hug. “I think I got your order right.”
He handed you a bag from your favorite restaurant and you smiled widely, peeking inside. The smell of your favorite dish filled the air and you couldn’t help but feel warm inside.
“Aww, Herc. You could have just given me the lunch I packed. I just left it on the counter of your place.”
He shrugged, shoving his hands in his pockets. It was cute to see him get all shy. “I was out anyways. Did you, um, want to head over to our place to eat? Everyone’s there for once and it’s not too far.”
“Sure, yeah! We’re clear for the rest of the afternoon too. That sounds great.”
After you checked your schedule and announced you’d be leaving, you followed Hercules into his car and together, you made your way to the loft that they all shared. It was spacious, yet cozy, and you were greeted with the sight of the other three boys on the couch, eating happily together as some show was on.
“(Y/N)’s here!” Hercules called as he shut the door behind you. The boys all looked up and quickly smiled at you. “Be on your best behavior!”
He retreated to the kitchen and you stepped a little closer into the boys’ living room.
“Mon ange! Bonjour!” Lafayette said cheerfully, giving you a big smile and a small wave.
“Hey, love! How have you been?” John chorused, getting up to greet you. He hugged you tightly and you sighed happily, melting into his tender embrace. You lived for John’s hugs. They made everything right again.
“I’ve been good.” You buried your head into his chest as he rubbed your back. “How about you?"
“It’s been a while, yeah, (Y/N)?” Alex glanced over at you too and he squinted at what you were wearing. John had just pulled away when Alex had gotten up to get a closer look. Usually when you were with them you dressed casually–jeans and a t-shirt (possibly one of theirs) or were dressed up nicely when you went out with them. This outfit was new. He saw your scrubs and took notice of the white lab coat you had over them. Your little name tag is what made his eyes widen.
“When were you going to tell us you were a vet?!” Alex spoke up, coming to stand in front of you but still beside John. “(Y/N)!”
Hercules sounded like he was choking from the kitchen.
“W-What?” You said, taken aback. You looked between the boys, unsure of their confused expression. Surely you had mentioned this before. You could have sworn that -
“You’re a vet?!” John’s eyes widened next. “(Y/N), love! You never said anything about that!”
“I guess, it -”
“What’s going on?” Lafayette, who was still laying down on the couch, sat up slightly. He looked bewildered with his furrowed eyebrows and some curly hairs flying out of his bun.
“Did you know (y/n) was a vet?!” Alex turned quickly, looking to the Frenchmen in shock.
Lafayette’s eyes widened and he immediately burst out into a long line of French that made sense to only Alexander. Lafayette quickly rushed in front of you and saw the name of your storefront on your name tag. Your name was etched in neatly with your occupation written underneath clear as day.
“Mon ange! Why didn’t you say anything?! That’s magnifique!”
“I-I thought I told you all?” You said sheepishly. “Plus I always smell like dog when I come over after work.”
“You get paid to be with dogs all day.” John said in wonder almost, making you giggle.
“Not just dogs, Johnny.”
“The only dog we see at work is Jefferson, and he’s not even cute.” Alexander grumbled and Lafayette smacked his arm, making him wince. You couldn’t hold back your laughter. Hercules even chuckled from the kitchen. “What, Laf? I’m not lying.”
“He’s my friend too.” Lafayette mumbled, and Alex let out a soft apology. It was small and forced, but Lafayette appreciated it nonetheless.
“Anything else you’re hiding from us?” Hercules prompted from the kitchen after he cracked open a water bottle to drink. “Even though I was aware of this the whole time because I listen to my dearest friend.”
You blushed as the boys grumbled slightly. “It’s not our fault.” Alex pouted.
“But it is.” Hercules countered, enjoying how this was playing out.
“Seriously, how did we not know this?” John muttered, and then looked up at you for an answer. “We’re the worst!”
“No, no! Don’t say that!” You said quickly, trying to reassure John. “To be fair, Herc actually dropped me off at work one time when my car was having trouble that one time. That’s how he knew.”
The three let out soft oh’s or little nods of recognition. You smiled and they all did too, looking much more relieved.
“I guess it just slipped my mind.” You shrugged a little.
“Either way, we’re still super proud of you, honey.” Alex said, pulling you in for a tight hug. Soon you felt another pair of arms wrap around you and another and another. “Have you wanted to do this since you were a kid?”
You nodded, then realized the boys couldn’t see you do so from the center of the group hug. “Yeah, actually! Ever since I was little.”
“Let’s get a cake.” John whispered. “Better yet, let’s make one.”
“Non.” Lafayette said sounding exhausted, but still leaning against Hercules. Eventually, you all pulled away. Still, the warm and fuzzy feeling stayed with you, making you smile widely.
“This is worth celebrating!” Alex assured.
“Just lunch with you guys is fine. Honestly.” You giggled at their response.
“Speaking of which, you don’t have much longer of.” Hercules snickered.
“Thanks, Herc.” You said sarcastically, rolling your eyes as he ruffled your hair.
“Can we come by your work place?” Lafayette asked sweetly and all of the boys nodded frantically. They were so cute. “Tomorrow … perhaps?” His tone was hopeful and kind. The other boys were quick to chime in as well.
“Washington doesn’t need us in, right?” Alexander mumbled to himself, trying to think of his schedule.
“Non. We are free. Herc, what about you?”
“All my orders for clients are taken care of.” Hercules said smoothly.
You bit your lip and looked at the boys who were pleading with you.
“You have to be quiet!” You insisted. “I wouldn’t go into Washington’s yelling and screaming right?!”
The boys nodded quickly. You shot John a glare as he snickered. He quickly straightened up, and you held back your smile.
“And we wouldn’t barge into Hercules’ shop while he’s working on his latest masterpiece, right?” You asked again.
“Right.” Hercules said the loudest, and you smiled, unable to hold it back any longer.
“Okay, come by tomorrow then.” You grinned. “I’ll give you a little tour.”
Tomorrow came. The boys were on their best behavior as they were your “assistants” for the day. Alex let out “I’m so proud” like it was a mantra. John was excited to see all the dogs and the turtles especially. Laf wasn’t as much of an animal person, but he found the birds that you looked after to be especially beautiful, admiring them as they chirped and gazing at them as they landed close to him. Hercules practically blended in with the golden retrievers. You had a big group of those dogs come from the shelter that fell in love with the big guy.
To have small moments like these, you were grateful that they had found out.
I love arial photos of farms. This one was extra special because you could see what the farm looked like before it was abandoned. Now everything is gone except the ruins from the older house and the other brick building. It’s like a weird little park.
Request - Can I request Viking imagine? Where the reader is the Lothbrok’s sister. She never gets moments peace because of her protective brothers. TY.
At thirteen years old, it wasn’t unusual to start dating. So on a cool night in December, you were going on your first date with a boy to a celebration about a raid. The boy was fifteen years old, which your brother disapproved of, but the rest of your family loved the guy. Unlucky for you, your parents had somewhere to be so Ragnar was the only one at the farm to see you off on the date. When your date knocked on the front door, you were almost finished with getting ready, so Ragnar answered the door. He invited your date in, sat him down on the bench, and began the interrogating. Ever drank? Had sex? Ever cheated on a girlfriend? Is he good at fighting? What does he plan to do as an adult? When’s he want to get married? Have kids? You arrived in the room to find your date shrugging his fur coat on his shoulders and Ragnar frowning next to him. “He’s a good guy, sister. I can’t believe I just said that. Have fun, you’re going to be home by ten o’clock, right?” You nod and head out on the first date of your life and probably your last.
Someone said that you only acted tough to that driver because the camera was rolling but I am convinced if the camera was off and you were solo you would have done some serious panel damage. You looked undercarbed and needed some sugar....STAT!
Dumbest thing anyone can do is post criminal activity on YouTube!
Someone once said ‘i want to see you prove you are a real activist and break into a farm and film yourself doing some damage freeing the animals..“.