Harry Styles: Singer Opens Up About Famous Flings, Honest New LP
One Direction's Harry Styles goes deep on love, family and his heartfelt new solo debut in our revealing feature.

January 2016. There’s a bench at the top of Primrose Hill, in London, that looks out over the skyline of the city. If you’d passed by it one winter night, you might have seen him sitting there. A lanky guy in a wool hat, overcoat and jogging pants, hands thrust deep into his pockets. Harry Styles had a lot on his mind. He had spent five years as the buoyant fan favorite in One Direction; now, an uncertain future stretched out in front of him. The band had announced an indefinite hiatus. The white noise of adulation was gone, replaced by the hushed sound of the city below.

The fame visited upon Harry Styles in his years with One D was a special kind of mania. With a self-effacing smile, a hint of darkness and the hair invariably described as “tousled,” he became a canvas onto which millions of fans pitched their hopes and dreams. Hell, when he pulled over to the side of the 101 freeway in L.A. and discreetly threw up, the spot became a fan shrine. It’s said the puke was even sold on eBay like pieces of the Berlin Wall. Paul McCartney has interviewed him. Then there was the unauthorized fan-fiction series featuring a punky, sexed-up version of “Harry Styles.” A billion readers followed his virtual exploits. (“Didn’t read it,” comments the nonfiction Styles, “but I hope he gets more than me.”)

But at the height of One D–mania, Styles took a step back. For many, 2016 was a year of lost musical heroes and a toxic new world order. For Styles, it was a search for a new identity that began on that bench overlooking London. What would a solo Harry Styles sound like? A plan came into focus. A song cycle about women and relationships. Ten songs. More of a rock sound. A bold single-color cover to match the working title: Pink. (He quotes the Clash’s Paul Simonon: “Pink is the only true rock & roll colour.”) Many of the details would change over the coming year – including the title, which would end up as Harry Styles – but one word stuck in his head.

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Theatre of Hierapolis

Hierapolis, Phrygia, Turkey

206 CE

12,000 seats

The theatre at Hierapolis was built in the second century AD under the Roman Emperor Hadrian during a period of extensive rebuilding following a devastating earthquake in 60 AD. It was later renovated under Septimus Severus (193-211 AD). At this time, the scaenae frons was modified and decorated with elaborate limestone and marble carvings. Although the exterior is relatively unassuming as viewed from the front, the interior contains one of Anatolia’s most complete and best-preserved collection of Greco-Roman theatre decorations. In 343 AD the scaenae was renovated and the orchestra was altered so that it could hold aquatic displays. In the later years of the Roman Empire the orchestra was converted into a cellar. Renovation work since 1977 has restored many of the arches and a portion of the stage floor. Prior to this date, the stage as well as its arched support system lay in ruins. Recent archaeological evidence shows that the theatre was in use through the 5th and into the 6th century AD. In 532 AD the scaenae, which had been weakened by seismic activity, was repaired.


Seismic sense is a sub-skill of earthbending that constitutes for physical sense. This skill enables earthbenders to detect vibrations in the ground to perceive objects, people, and other aspects of their environment, essentially acting as sonar, but through earth and metal.


Cannikin was detonated on November 6, Amchitka island, Alaska, 1971. It was the largest underground nuclear test in US history. The ground lifted 20 feet caused by an explosive force almost 400 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. The explosion caused a seismic shock of 7.0 on the Richter scale, causing rockfalls and turf slides of a total of 35,000 square feet Though earthquakes and tsunamis predicted by environmentalists did not occur, a number of small tectonic events did occur in the following weeks, thought to be due to the interaction of the explosion with local tectonic stresses. (Source)


for those who can’t watch the overview, or have not yet

  • Doomfist is one of the leaders of Talon
  • He is an offensive hero
  • He uses his gauntlet in a “rocket punch,” which is a wind up attack
  • His rocket punch ability passes through shields/barriers to do knockback and damage (it’s a projectile like fire strike)
  • He’s sort of like a fighting game character, has combos 
  • Rocket punch does more damage with the knockback if the enemy hits an object, like playing pool
  • His other ability is an uppercut punch, launching himself and the targeted enemy into the air
  • When Doomfist is in the air, uppercut ability or not, he gets an attack reticle on other characters that allows him to “seismic slam” them
  • His primary attack is a shotgun shell in his fist
  • Ultimate ability Meteor Strike - target reticle like mentioned above, he rises in the air, crashing down on them and stunning them. Like a Reinhardt ult from above (He’s like Thor from Smite)
  • His passive is a temporary shield, gained by punching enemies

So in conclusion, he will be harder to kill the more combos he is allowed to land because he has a shield (though it will decay) He is an excellent dive character and will quite possibly be one of the most tankiest offensive heroes


Trump’s proposed budget would kill a big earthquake preparedness project

  • Should Donald Trump’s 2018 budget pass, federal funding for a proposed early earthquake warning system will disappear, killing the project faster than you can say “seismograph.”
  • According to the proposed budget, the ShakeAlert early warning system will not receive the $8.2 million in funding it needs to be implemented.
  • The Los Angeles Times reports that the system would have warned people of an upcoming quake seconds or minutes before the earth began to tremble.  
  • The program needs more seismic sensors installed along the West and Pacific Northwest, as well as a staff of about 40 or 50 to monitor them. Read more (5/26/17)

Considering all the trauma blogs I follow, 99% of the time I see the word triggered on my blog it’s in the context of explaining why ‘triggered’ jokes are a pile of bullshit. We’ve already stopped using it.

How else do we explain why sometimes the sound of a car can make our heart stop, or why someone raising their voice can make us bee-line for the closest exit? “It got to me,” we say. “It reminded me of something,” we say. I was uncomfortable, it was weird, I don’t know what happened, don’t worry about it. “I’m fine,” we say. I’m fine now.

I say “triggered,” and react shame. I use a good word to describe the intimacy of how I hurt and why, a word that says it all without having to re-open the wound, air the dirty laundry, whatever, and now when I say, “That’s triggering,” all I can think is: I really am a walking cliche aren’t I? But that’s false, the whole thing. If someone hears me say triggered and can’t sidestep the trend of dismissing those who’ve lived through trauma, then it’s not my problem to worry about, it’s theirs.

Believe it or not, I’m pretty done carrying shame that doesn’t belong to me. I’m triggered like a gun, like an earthquake, a fucking seismic event, and that’s just nature, not something to be apologized for.

i’ve been bitten by the zutara bug once more so heres some headcanons no one asked for
  • if firelord zuko and firelady katara cant solve an issue diplomatically, they’ll both sneak out at night tsr ninja-style and solved the problem the old fashioned way. eventually when their kids get older they find out and also have to be included
  • katara often makes tea with iroh, who claims that tea tastes best when she’s involved bending the water to flatter her (i can totally see iroh lowkey flirting with her to piss zuko off tho)
  • for katara’s first birthday with zuko, he spends hours personally searching the fire palace’s ancient vaults and finds Southern waterbending scrolls to give her
  • eating together. sparring together. bathing together
  • also zuko is very invested in Southern heritage and culture and preserving and encouraging it even though they’re in the fire nation. he hires water tribe staff and advisors, and introduces new sections on the school curriculum to teach about all nations, customs and cultures. they even celebrate water tribe festivals together and honour their gods
  • of course they feed the turtle ducks together
  • as fire lady, katara has a massive role in politics, campaigning for the rights of marginalised people within the fire nation and beyond, and is a catalyst for seismic social change instead of just being the avatars gf lol im not salty
  • growing up in the rural, patriarchal South, katara never quite gets used to royal life and its perks, and is too polite to the servants to the point of awkwardness, much to the other royals’ amusement
  • she advocates for them getting pets. soon, the fire palace is brought alive by the pitter-patter of furry feet, and iroh claims it has never been better since her arrival
  • when katara is pregnant, zuko won’t let her lift a finger and frets constantly about the baby
  • katara tries smoking after being teased mercilessly by her husband for being uncultured. it’s the first and last time she smokes
  • their children wear blue and red, as well as purple. the royal family are responsible for starting a purple trend in the fire nation
  • iroh and hakoda are very close and tease their respective children mercilessly
  • they often double date with other members of the gaang. iroh regularly shows up late to these gatherings with a date of his own
  • katara loathes fire nation delicacies and introduces more mild, palatable dishes to the kitchen. the multi-cultural palace staff are eternally grateful
  • katara bemoans the dark décor of the palace and endeavours to make over the fire palace with iroh in zuko’s absence. katara thinks a hint of water tribe blue would brighten the place, as iroh tries to add earth green and air yellow to the palace. in the end, they settle on more windows and gold to replace black as katara bends more ponds in the gardens. she also hires master earthbending florists for the gardens. the palace has never looked more bright or more beautiful
  • at fire nation only events, katara dons traditional red garb with minimal blue. at multi-cultural gatherings she wears full water tribe regalia to honour her culture, and asks zuko to wear something blue also
  • they both swear by agni, as well as tui and la
  • zuko bans agni kais and discourages political marriages, using katara as an example
  • he always carries a small bottle of water with him just in case katara happens to be without her water skins
  • when she gets too homesick, he lets her to take time off (even when she refuses to) to waterbend, or visit home. as well as that, he constantly surprises her by having her family over to visit without her knowledge

feel free to add more!!!!

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These geologists are collecting shallow level seismic data on Mt. Etna. Hitting that plate with a sledge hammer sends a pulse of seismic energy into the ground. As it travels, it will bend and bounce off of different layers in the subsurface. Some of these bounces send the energy back towards the surface, where it can be detected and used to determine the depth and composition of the layers.

  • Doomfist: Reaper, I question the advantage of giving all of your weapons and abilities over-the-top names. Wraith Form? Shadow Step? Hellfire Shotguns? Death blossom?
  • Reaper: Says the man who has attacks like Rising Uppercut, Seismic Slam, Rocket Punch, and Meteor Strike. And don’t even get me started on the Doomfist itself.
  • Doomfist: Point taken. Carry on.
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Latinx x Superhero x Queer

Two films are currently playing in theaters with latinx LGBT representation.

The reboot of the ‘90s children’s TV show Power Rangers is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist.

During Power Rangers’ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger, Trini (portrayed by Mexican American singer Becky G.), is coming to terms with her sexual orientation, with one character assuming she’s having “boyfriend problems,” and soon realizing
that perhaps she’s actually having “girlfriend problems.”

A young Rictor makes his debut in the film “Logan”. Portrayed by Latino actor Jayson Genao, Rictor is a mutant child experiment of Dr. Zander Rice
from Transigen lab escapes Transigen lab along with other children. He helps led the group across the border of Mexico where there is a safe haven for mutant kind.

The Rictor of Logan shares the same seismic powers as his comic book counterpart. His origin is different, but the idea of him being a young mutant used for sinister purposes is still present.

In X-Factor comic #45, in 2009, Rictor kissed Shatterstar. The two character first on-panel kiss became the first male-male kiss between two mainstream male superheroes in mainstream Marvel comic book history.

Fans probably shouldn’t expect the young actor from Logan to reprise his role in the X-Force movie, but it’s one more X-Force character in the film universe’s continuity.

You’re 6 years old
and your head
is almost on your mother’s chest,
you just survived a playground scuffle
and you don’t know why your bloodied knees
are not the biggest concern you have-
it was their fingers in your shirt,
in your hair, on your skin
that frightened you most.
They were too close.
And even now,
as you seek comfort,
you hold your heavy head up
unable to relax.

You’re 11 years old
when you hold your friend’s hand
walking home from the bus stop,
you’ve been inseparable
since she moved in next door
so you can’t explain the way
your heartbeat migrates to your fingertips
or why your palms suddenly become
sweat slick, like your body is trying
to force your hands to fall apart
to the rhythm of your shaking core.

You’re 14
and he’s got his hands
around your waist-
too tight, too much, too close.
You quake like a seismic wave
and hope that he too
feels as though the earth is barely
being held together,
that he knows all this skin on skin
is just asking for the world
to swallow you both whole,
but instead he opens wide,
wider than a boy should
and he brings you into himself.

You’re 15
and that’s old enough,
you’re an adult now
after everything he touched and took
so your hand travels down your body,
hovering over a path other’s forged
and you avoid the peaks and mounds
where there has always been too much,
erosion hasn’t taken the toll on your body
that you hoped it would,
you want to be worn down
to nearly nothing,
because hands can’t linger
on something that isn’t there.

You’re 16,
almost 17,
and the boy you love
knows how to get what he wants,
what they all want,
what your mother warned you about.
He tells you to obey
or his fingers will wretch you apart
and you listen, you comply
but you break apart anyway.

You’re 18
and the world is so different.
You tell your mother that there isn’t
anyone out there for you
and her eyes fill with tears
because you are so, so wrong.
The weariness of a soul
too old for your body overtakes you
and you rest your head on her chest,
your fingers spasm so she
grips your hand just a little tighter

—  a case study of touches || O.L.

“That sounds weird, but I’ve never been quite content with [Jon Snow]. Maybe that’s what makes him him. That angst.” His character has been slowly absorbing lessons about duty and power—and “this year there is this huge seismic shift where all of what he’s learned over the years, suddenly …” Harington trails off. “He’s still the same Jon, but he grows up.” (x)

anonymous asked:

what's with everyone on 4chan suddenly obsessing over a blonde werewolf?




Waaay back in 2006, an anime aired for a short time in Japan called Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān (or just Magipoka for short). It focused on the everyday lives of four princesses from the Netherworld who are living on Earth. The lead characters were a witch, a werewolf, an android, and a vampire.

It was safely generic sort of anime and didn’t last long, but one particular character stood out among the cast. That was Liru, the werewolf girl. Her popularity outlasted both the show and its manga. I mean, look at her, she’s adorable.

Cut to 2014. 3D porn artist Seismic announces an upcoming game featuring Liru. Titled “Wolf Girl With You”, it’s an animated game where your actions eventually result in some kind of lewdness.

However, he went silent about it for a long time. Lots of people just assumed this game would eventually become vaporware, like Half-Life 3. But the images and clips that were provided early on were so high-quality that lots of people simply refused to give up hope.

What initially started off as just some people bantering about whether or not the game would come out mutated into its own fandom. Some people mocked the fans for holding on for so long. “NEVER EVER” became the trolls’ motto. At least one person died. The creator’s pet crab also died. All of the game files were destroyed and he had to start over from scratch. He stopped doing art for a while to do soul searching. It was a wild ride. And then suddenly, just last night, in an unannounced surprise that took the internet by shock, against all odds, the game came out.

And the game is doing exceptionally well. Which is great, because wolf girls are the best.

Brand new ptr buffs and nerfs

With Doomfist’s new skins comes a large nerf :( 

Doomfist’s rocket punch has 20% less distance, and his seismic slam will only target ground below him.
Also! Doomfist’s seismic slam now shows you how much damage will be dealt from what height. The numbers will remain no matter which crosshair you choose.
Doomfist cannot bounce off of items while rocket punching
If Doomfist rocket punches towards a charging Reinhardt, both are stunned (instead of only Reinhardt)

McCree has gotten another buff, this time to his flashbang!
Characters speeds are SIGNIFICANTLY slowed when flashbanged (so watch out flankers)

Reaper is now much quieter when he shadowsteps, and it is harder to see when his targeted location.

Reinhardt now swings his hammer 10% faster and should be more responsive.
When two charging Reinhardts collide, neither take damage, but they still stun each other. The same applies to a Reinhardt charge/Doomfist punch collision.

Zarya’s ultimate, Graviton Surge now disables all movement abilities of affected targets much like Junkrat’s trap which means: no charges, flying, blinking, or teleporting away now

These changes affect only the ptr for now, if you like or dislike any of these changes, be vocal about it. Overwatch does listen to its community

anonymous asked:

In your own opinion, what element would the RFA (+ V and Saeran) bend? Like Avatar: The Last Airbender style, if you've seen the show. :)

I think I binge-watched “Avatar : the last Air Bender“ up to the book of fire when the series finished. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to watching Korra’s arc, but I’ve at least read the synopsis (I know it’s a sequel, but I like referring to it as an arc). T_T


RFA as elemental benders (Avatar: The Last Air Bender style)

Zen and V are such free spirits (as most artists tend to be), that they would be air benders. However, I have a feeling that V would have the special skill of spirit projection. Meanwhile, although the skill is related to water, Zen would still have precognitive dreams.

Jumin would be an earth bender, but of the metal (and later on, sand) kind

Jaehee is also an earth bender, but she upgrades to lava bending

Yoosung, even with his sunny vibe and cheerfulness, would be a fire bender who also upgrades to combustion bending

Surprisingly though, even with their fiery red hair, Saeyoung would be a water/ice bender while Saeran would be a blood bender.

And Rika? Rika would be a spirit bender. I mean, how else would you explain her manipulative abilities?

In direct contrast to Rika, MC would also be a spirit bender, but they use their skill to heal, so they could be classified as a healer-type spirit bender, or they could even be the Avatar (as one anon kindly pointed out)

But…! Let’s not forget about Vandy~ He’d definitely be a fire bender who specializes in lightning.

anonymous asked:

idk if you have ever watched avatar the last airbender but if you have, what type of bender would each of the b99 squad be in your opinion? :o

OMG I LOVE AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER AND LEGEND OF KORRA & I LOVE THIS ASK !! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PS: Sorry this reply took so long. I’m evidently a Mess.) 

Before anything tho, I’d like to say that these are *my* headcanons, and I totally get that other people might have different thoughts about what element each character bends! Let’s all respect each other’s opinions and just agree that CHEDDAR IS THE AVATAR. (Okay, maybe not. But let’s still keep the angry arguments to a minimum, yeah??)

Terry is an earthbender. He’s brute strength and all muscle. While he’s never managed to metalbend, he’s known for literally moving mountains.

He once participated in the Earth Rumble competition as part of an undercover op and ended up winning the title of Earthbending Champion. His prize belt had to be submitted as evidence because it was rumored to be made of solid cocaine, and Jake has definitely tried to dig it up out of the locker to pose with. (”Peralta! No tampering with past evidence!” “I’m wearing gloves, Sarge! And the belt’s in a baggy! It’s fine! Just let me be Champion for once!!!” “You don’t even earthbend!”)

Holt is a firebender. He had the brash recklessness of a firebender in his youth, but time and experience have given him the wisdom and clarity of mind to master lightningbending. When he isn’t busy running the Nine-Nine, he enjoys honing his sword fighting skills and playing Pai Sho.

Rosa is an earthbender. In her days as a ballerina, her seismic sense had come in handy when she had to keep track of the precise positions of her fellow dancers. Now, her seismic sense allows her to pinpoint criminals in hiding and is especially useful before/during raids. Metalbending had come naturally to her, and she likes using the skill in crafting everything from jewelry to swords. 

Jake is a firebender. He’s all attack and impulse and “eyes closed, head first, can’t lose.”

He had actually gotten firebending from his dad; Nana and his mom were both airbenders. Roger had stuck around long enough to teach him the basics (i.e. how not to burn the house down), but he walked out before Jake could learn the more advanced techniques. Jake had grown up pretty much wishing he was an airbender, like the strong women he knew and loved.

When Jake figured out at age 9 that he could lightningbend, he was so excited about it – except he accidentally hurt Gina while trying to show off his new skill, and he vowed never to attempt lightningbending after. It’s Holt who eventually teaches him how to master, not fear his power.

Charles is an earthbender. The Boyles had always been burrowers, and Charles swears Great Nana Boyle learned how to earthbound from the badger moles themselves. Charles was a beast of a pro-bender in his college days but gave up the sport because it brought out his competitive side (and also because he ate half a rock disk and was strongly advised by his doctor to take a break for an indefinite amount of time).  

Gina is an airbender. She’s not one for training or practicing forms, but she does enjoy meditating and visiting the spirit world every now and then. When she and Jake were younger, she tried to “firebend” with him using a lighter and a can of hairspray. He also once tried to “airbend” with her when she was learning how to fly. (Needless to say, Nana was not happy either of those times.)

Amy is a waterbender. She comes from a long line of waterbenders and learned how to heal from her abuela. (None of her brothers can do it, so she’s very proud of herself.) 

As a child, she heard about bloodbending in myths. As a cop, she reads about it in case files that make her stomach churn. She could never even imagine using her bending to directly manipulate another person. That is, until an escaped convict is 2 seconds away from slashing Jake’s throat, and she finds herself acting on autopilot to save the love of her life.
Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research
Many targeted research agencies have historically had broad bipartisan support.

President Trump’s budget calls for a seismic disruption in government-funded medical and scientific research. The cuts are deep and broad.

They also go beyond what many political observers expected. Trump had made clear that he would target the Environmental Protection Agency, but the budget blueprint calls for a startling downsizing of agencies that historically have received steady bipartisan support. The National Institutes of Health, for example, would be cut by nearly $6 billion, about a fifth of the NIH budget.

The shock waves of this blueprint will be felt far beyond the walls of government bureaucracies. The scientific endeavor across America depends to a large degree on competitive grants distributed by federal agencies that face dramatic budget cuts. NIH uses only about 10 percent of its $30 billion budget for in-house studies; more than 80 percent goes to some 300,000 outside researchers.

Investment in research and development has been seen since World War II as critical to national prosperity and security. But the Trump administration has signaled that government-funded science, like government more broadly, has become too sprawling.

The result is a budget that takes a sharp bite out of some programs and kills others outright. Those targeted for termination include an EPA program to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, the accident-investigating Chemical Safety Board, and a NASA satellite program (long ago known as the GoreSat, after the idea was promoted by then-Vice President Al Gore) that monitors solar storms and Earth’s climate.

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