200 Days until the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea!
Medal Prediction Update #7
Netherlands: The Dutch are the most recent nation to ascent into the top 5. After constantly sitting in places 6th-8th, Holland has displaced Austria and France to set into another top-five Olympic finish. All of there medals are to come from some sort of speed skating, with 4 in short track and 14 in long track. This is a change from Pyeongchang, as they went down in gold and total medals in long track, but increased in short track.
Spain: This Spanish nation has only ever claimed a Winter Olympic Medal 2 times, all in alpine skiing. After claiming multiple world championship titles, Javier Fernandez of Spain looks to win a figure skating medal at the upcoming games. His world dominance and rivalry with reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has lead to some of the highest levels of mens skating. Can he bring home number 3 for spain?
Most Decorated Athlete: Laura Dahlmeier, Germany, Biathlon. 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze
hi, what would you say are the hobbies associated with the signs?
Check out your 5th House and rising sign too!
Aries: Sports in general but there is an emphasis on boxing, wrestling, martial arts, paintball, laser tag, skydiving, scuba diving, and bungee jumping. Car collecting or auto work, gambling, hunting, fashion, traveling, and working out.
Taurus: Associated with any sport that is team oriented and usually consist of a large team. Aesthetic arts like painting, interior design, or jewelry making. Cooking, homebrewing, soap, candle, or perfume making, gardening, singing, shopping, collecting items, and playing musical instruments.
Gemini: Associated with sports like gymnastics, skiing, skating, throwing, tennis, and badminton. Writing, blogging, taking in a lot of media like video games and movies, debating, reading, chess, puzzle games, board games, and if socializing could be considered a hobby.
Cancer: Is associated with team sports, is associated with ALL artistic hobbies especially drawing, photography, and painting. Cooking, scrapbooking, crafts of all kind/DIY activities, collecting items, sewing, knitting, crocheting, repair work around the house, and homebrewing.
Leo: Dancing, drama, cheer leading,
gymnastics, fashion, painting, creative writing, movies, T.V. shows, reading, hunting, baton twirling, video games, traveling, gambling, celebrity watching, cosplay, LARPing, and working out.
Libra: Badminton, volleyball, tennis, figure skating, anything aesthetic such as painting or interior design. Fashion, drama, musical instruments, celebrity watching, and is loosely associated with poetry.
Scorpio: Sailing, scuba diving, paintball, laser tag, flying, skydiving, bungee jumping, racing, para-sailing, swimming, anything artistic especially photography and poetry, fencing, chess, homebrewing, and ghost hunting or anything occult.
Capricorn: Hiking, mountain climbing/climbing, spelunking, hockey, fossil hunting, metal detecting, antique collecting/hunting, history driven hobbies, collecting items, genealogy, and is HIGHLY associated with working with their hands so hobbies such as pottery, sculpting, candle making, woodworking, jewelry making, metal work, origami, and Lego building.
Aquarius: Surfing, snowboard, long board, skateboard, hockey, skiing, any “odd” sport, computer programming, amateur radio, amateur astronomy, debating, astrology, anything occult, dog breeding and shows, graffiti, parkour, cosplay, LARPing, yoga, and Tai Chi.
Pisces: Swimming, surfing, fishing, scuba diving, diving, boating, water-skiing, amateur meteorology, anything artistic especially poetry, painting, and photography, whale watching, video games, movies, reading, and all types of gaming.
maybe you play sports and like languages - here’s an easy way to mix your two passions in life. in french : I “do” du/de la (or “practise” (rare)) + activity, ex : je fais du football / de la natation (same for instruments).
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Killian Jones had been born on the right side of the tracks on a night when the stars were in perfect alignment. He lived a life having parents who were overjoyed by his birth because they had given up hope of having a second child, a brother who allowed him to tag along wherever he went, and friends he loved and whom he could depend on whenever needed. He also had a solid head on his shoulders and grew up with such a thirst for all types of knowledge that he kept his mother busy taking him to and from the local library, where he would check out books on everything from ‘How to Grow the Best Orchids’ to ‘Making the Most of a Design’. Killian wasn’t a one-dimensional child either, for he had inherited his mother’s appreciation for beauty and could describe a painting as easily as he could recite poetry. From a very young age, he loved visiting all types of museums and asking questions of his parents and, eventually, of his teachers and their answers satisfied him for a time. But as he grew, while he continued to strive to learn and understand the world around him, he always felt that there was more out there. A part of him that was always searching for that elusive something that he knew was out there; but what or whom it was, the search continued.
As a young boy, his parents had been inseparable, and their love and affection for each other and for their children was apparent to anyone they were around. There was a sense of the Jones family against the world and, in a way, it had always been that way, as Katherine’s parents never warmed up to the boy from the wrong side of London, whisking their daughter away from the society where they thought she belonged. Even after Brennan had made his way as a successful banker throughout Europe, a distance still existed, and for that reason their small family remained isolated, spending their summers together picnicking, boating and playing football, and skiing, skating and visiting museums in the winter.
Since learning had always come easily to Killian, he had high marks and found his way into the Imperial College London to study engineering at the young age of eighteen. Moving away from home and into dormitory life, where he met his best mate Robin Locksley, gave him a freedom that he had never known, and much to his mother and father’s consternation, he had ended up on academic probation after the first year. A stern lecture by his father and the threat of being forced to join his brother in the Royal Navy seemed to be just the motivation he required for not only his status within the program but also his behavior in general. During his second and third year, his standing improved, earning him top awards. But then tragedy struck, taking both parents in one fell swoop and he had spiraled down, no longer caring about himself or anyone else, and wishing the person responsible for his parents’ death hadn’t died with them so he could extract his own revenge. Only well-placed guilt from Liam had pushed him to complete his final year and graduate.
Summary: Draco plans a beautiful weekend only for it to be dampened by snow, but you two don’t let it get the best of you.
A/N: Thanks soooo much for the love on my two first fics. “How Did This Happen?” is going to be a series that’s at least 3 parts, possibly more. I just am really in the winter spirit so i thought I’d write a quick little winter fic. Hope you enjoy!!!
(Gif not mine)
It had been your first winter together and Draco was desperate to make it the best. Due to all the drama and terror from the war, neither of you were able to enjoy a proper winter. But now that things were back to normal, and the wizarding world was at peace, he wanted to partake in all the fun activities that come with the snowy season.
Last weekend, Draco took you ice skating, skiing, and to a karaoke bar where you two sang Christmas songs the whole night. You assumed that this weekend was going to be just as busy with activities, and although you didn’t tell Draco, you’d much rather just sit and be cozy together. Regardless of what you were doing, you knew you’d have fun because Draco was with you.
Draco showed up to your apartment around 5 in the evening, and it was already almost dark out. You wondered what he had planned this late in the day. You opened the door for jaw dropping man, and he greeted you with a warm kiss.
“Hello, love. Ready for the weekend?” he said, wrapping one of his arms around your waist. You loved how he was both strong and gentle while holding you.
“All packed. So where is it that we’re going this weekend?” you asked, cheerfully.
“Well, see that’s the thing. You don’t get to know until we’re there. Here, take this.” he said, handing you what looked like a blindfold. “I promise it’ll be worth it.” You have him a smile that showed a hint of worry.
“Whatever you say, dear” you replied with a smile on your face.
The feeling of being blindfolded was nerve racking to you, you had no idea what was happening around you, even though you were in your familiar apartment. Next thing that you knew, a pair of soft lips gave you a loving kiss, leaving you a bit surprised. Once you realized what was happening you brought your hands up to where you thought his face would be and carressed his cheeks.
“Alright, let’s head out, beautiful. The night is still young.” he said. You grabbed his hand and hoped for the best.
You two had apparated and were apparently somewhere outside, judging by the cold.
“Okay, love. Let’s take this off.” Draco said, gently taking off the blindfold.
After your eyes adjusted, you noticed you were in a field of Christmas trees, lit beautifully with white fairy lights. The sight was so beautiful, you actually shed a tear.
“Draco…this is gorgeous.” you said in a hushed tone.
“Sure was a hell of a lot of work, but I think it turned out nice.” he said, obviously proud of his work.
“You did this? By yourself? No magic?” you said, astounded.
“Wanted to see what it was like. Don’t think I’ll do it again, but it sure does feel nice seeing my work pay off.” he chuckled a bit, and you followed suit.
Draco grabbed your hand and you to be gain walking through the field, simply enjoying each other’s presence. Draco was talking about how he had been planning this since October when a piece of ice fell on you face, causing you to look up.
“It’s snowing!” you said, filled with joy. This was the first real snowfall of the winter and you were spending it in a beautiful field with a beautiful boy.
“We better hurry inside.” Draco said, pulling your hand as he started to jog.
“Inside? There’s more?” you replied.
“We need somewhere to sleep, silly.”, he replied in between breaths. For such a fit man, he sure was out of breath.
Draco pulled you into a beautiful two-story cabin decorated to the nines. It was perfectly warm, and smelled like baked goods.
“You like it?” he asked, a bit nervous.
“Of course! It’s beautiful, Draco.”
Draco grabbed you suddenly and tightly, and placed a passionate kiss upon your lips. He only pulled apart to gaze into your eyes. There was a perfect silence between you two.
“I’m so in love with you, y/n.” Draco spoke in a low voice.
“I love you, Malfoy.”, you responded, bringing a hand up to his face.
“Merry Christmas. To bad it’s snowing, I had a lot more planned for us tonight. I got Weasley to arrange some fireworks for you, as well as a carriage ride into the villiage nearby.” he said, growing a bit at the thought of you not being satisfied.
You pulled him onto the couch and climbed on top of him, taking him by surprise.
“Let it snow.” you said, a smirk growing on both of your faces before you placed a love filled kiss upon his lips. You two were going to spend the whole weekend loved up in that beautiful cabin, and neither of you cared one bit.