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Vesade Crimon

Height: 5′5″

Outfit: Special Lens | Annaki Drive Tee | White Norimaki 750s

Home: Flounder Heights (resides with Ash and Terra)

Weapon(s): Splatterscope

Family: Octa (aunt), Ash (non-blood uncle), Octa’s elder sister (mother), Terra (non-blood cousin)

History: As a male Octoling in the Octoling society, Vesade holds no ranking nor social standing compared to females.  As a result, he was unable to interact with his fellow Octolings as his mother rarely took him out.  While being kept away from the public eye, he was forced to train by his mother.  At one point he wanted to main the Octoshot like his mother, but was denied and instead given a Splatterscope, with his mother’s excuse being he has no place in the battlefield.  This isolation would lead to him having a rather cynical approach towards his culture as a whole.

When Vesade grew to his late teens, his mother sent him away to Inkopolis Square.  The reason remains unknown, but Vesade believes she did it for her sake, not his.  He searched for his aunt, Octa Crimon, but upon arriving to her address given by his mother, he discovered Octa had left long ago after a divorce, leaving Ash and Terra to be the only residents.  He was given a place to stay until he finds his own calling, much to Terra’s chagrin.  However, Vesade quickly realizes a dark secret harboring within his aunt’s former family and ultimately decides to investigate to find out why his aunt left…

Personality: Don’t be fooled by his pretty looks first off.  He gets easily mistaken for being a girl multiple occasions.  Behind him lies a rather scathing, coarse personality.  Due to his upbringing as a male Octoling, Vesade views the world in such a cynical behavior and treats strangers rudely with insults and harsh remarks.  His favorite target is Terra, who absolutely abhors him and the feeling’s mutual.  He also enjoys manipulating Gale a lot, though mainly does it as he’s uncomfortable with the younger boy’s kindness and wants to drive him off.

Despite this, deep down Vesade is rather selfless as he shows no praise nor reflection to himself.  He has a difficult time overcoming his own culture that he cannot even pick up a different weapon whilst being in Inkopolis Square.  He can be respectful to those who prove themselves, such as Ash who is suffering from gossip and even Blue Raines as a respectable fighter despite the Inkling being against Octolings.

Hope isn’t lost however as when Gale grew older, he still pursues his affections for Vesade.  Though the Octoling dismisses them, he slowly begins to see the good inside him as he breaks away from his Octoling ties.  Vesade has yet to answer Gale’s question and the same goes for the young boy, who has yet to give his question.

Fun Facts:

  • Vesade’s favorite food is hamburgers! Apparently they never existed in Octo Canyon.
  • Vesade has a secret stash of… *ahem* sins.  Thank goodness Ash isn’t that strict of a guardian!
  • Often being mistaken as a girl gets on Vesade’s nerves A LOT.  Get ready for more scathing insults.

Candy’s Notes:

  • “Vesade” is a combination of Finnish words that relate to water.
  • Vesade is moreso designed to be the opposite of Octa.  Totally not shy and definitely a prick!
  • His eyes were originally pink, but changed to green to match Octa’s and Terra’s eye color.

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I’m not usually a fan of the whole “lol people on Tumblr and their gender studies majors” jokes on here, because as someone who did take those classes (but didn’t major in it, har har), most of the really bad discourse on here is oversimplified pop-feminism shit that’s totally unlike what you’d actually learn in such a class. A lot of the people pushing total garbage could benefit from taking more actual gender studies and not just getting all their social justice discourse from Tumblr. I’ve seen what happens when someone who thinks Tumblr had all the answers has to take a class like that, and actually intellectually engage with someone like Beauvoir or Foucault instead of just declare them Unforgivably Problematic and be done with it. That shit is hard! And watching some smug, asshole, self-proclaimed Social Justice Expert come in and stumble over it is extremely satisfying.

But on the other hand, more and more of my interactions with offline activists have convinced me that a lot of them could benefit from taking more like, actual history and political science. As opposed to theory on its own, that’s taught in a total vacuum from how it’s been applied in the real world or in other disciplines.

There is a really weird tendency in the humanities to, say, teach you a bunch of Freud in a sexuality-related class without ever explaining to you that actual psychologists don’t follow Freud much anymore and most of his ideas have been soundly debunked. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read him! The humanities are all about tracking the influence of thinkers, and Freud had a big influence on people who came later who are still relevant. (Even if they rejected his ideas – deliberate rejection is still a reaction and therefore, still a form of influence.) But it’s super weird how people give you Freud without any of the real-world context of his current scientific reception, which often leaves the students who don’t take any actual psychology thinking this is still how it is. There needs to be more dialogue between STEM and humanities (in both directions, scientists can also be ridiculously ignorant of cultural factors in a way that fucks up their studies), as well as between different humanities fields. Be able to tell the student who is obsessed with some 100-year-old theorist why their ideas haven’t lit the world on fire yet.

Or like, did you read Carol Gilligan’s In A Different Voice in your gender studies class? I sure did! But did you ever learn that subsequent researchers have had trouble replicating her results, and sometimes found the opposite? I sure didn’t – but as someone who got belittled and dismissed in my class because I was the exception to Gilligan’s supposed “pattern,” I was very glad to find this out!

Request for Proposals (Coldflash)

Fic: Request for Proposals (Ao3 Link)
Fandom: Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, DC Comics
Pairing: Barry Allen/Leonard Snart, background other pairings

Summary:  In a world where marriage is an extensively negotiated contractual arrangement, getting Leonard Snart hitched is nothing less than a monumental task.

And Mick Rory’s the sucker whose job is to find his best friend just the right spouse.

A/N: Born from the desire to write a coldflash fic entirely from Mick’s POV.

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There’s nothing special about the day Len decides to ruin a year of Mick’s life.

Mick’s working on their motorcycles, incorporating some of the stuff he picked up from his heat gun into the design to see if it’ll work – it probably won’t, but if it does, it’ll be explosive, and Mick is into that. Len is lounging on the couch.

There’s always a couch in Mick’s workshop regardless of whether they’re in a warehouse or a real house or a garage, specifically because if Mick doesn’t put out a place for Len to lounge, Len will drape himself over anything that resembles a place to sit - cars (that Mick is working on), engines (that Mick is working on), Mick (hey!) - and Mick has learned it’s best to give in to Len’s whims up front.

Being Leonard Snart’s partner and best friend is not unlike being the owner of a very large, very ornery cat, Mick reflects. But only if that cat had the brain of Moriarty combined with the excitability of a Chihuahua and the attention span of a goldfish.

And, let him not forget, an unerring homing beacon for trouble.

Len has been rather quiet today, alternating between browsing magazines and daydreaming. Mostly daydreaming.

Mick should’ve known he was in for trouble - and he had! Len is always trouble, but none more so than when he has time to think about it.

Mick just underestimated how much trouble.

“Mick,” Len says, staring at the ceiling.

“Yeah?” Mick asks, only about half of his attention on Len, the rest on the tricky adjustment he’s making.

“I wanna get married.”

Mick drops the screwdriver.

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anonymous asked:

Chef Mick meets finicky customer Len

1. Mick Rory ain’t a chef. He runs a diner. A nice, cozy place with a menu ranging from the all-day breakfast special to Mama Rory’s Special Ribs.

2. Len never does seem to find a diner or pub or takeaway joint or even a fancy restaurant that serves something that he really likes. All the food tastes bland.

3. He’s always hungry. Not starving or anything, just - hungry. Just a bit,

4. Mick’s ribs are delicious. Len orders extras. Twice. And goes home that night, for once actually sated.

5. He pretty much becomes a regular. He manages not to stop by every night and he tries not to form any specific patterns - that’s dangerous in his line of work - but he stops by for those ribs regularly. And the burgers. And the Mama Rory’s homemade sausages with secret family ingredients.

6. Of course, the fact that the owner and cook looks as tasty as his food also has something to say.

7. Len sucks at flirting - all puns and awkwardness. Mick just rolls his eyes at him.

8. But Mick has definitely noted his regular customer. They chat, sometimes. One day, Mick even invites Len to come with him back into the walk-in freezer, claiming he could use some help and would Lenny mind?

9. As Mick unlocks the triple locked freezer door Len has a brief flashback to that time as a teenager, when his Dad handed him over to some Family men as a hostage for Lewis’ good behaviour on a job, and apparently not having any better idea what to do with him, they stuck him in the walk-in freezer of the fancy restaurant that was their headquarter.

10. It was dark (why leave lights on for the Snart brat?) and cold, and Len was hungry. He fumbled around in the dark for a bit until finding what he guessed was a ham, then used his pocketknife to slice off a bit. Then he settled down to wait.

11. He’s pretty sure they forgot about him - unless they just left the Snart brat in the freezer all night on purpose. He can’t quite remember - just like he can’t quite remember what happened when somebody finally opened that door.

12. Mick gets the door open, flips a light switch and gestures for Len to step in first.

13. Then he lets the door fall shut behind him. Len hardly notice. This freezer is lit - and there’s most of a human body (sans head and skin and one of the legs and bits of the torso) dangling from a meat hook.

14. When Mick returns about half an hour later (that should be enough for the cold (he turned the temperature further down after locking the freezer back up) to have weakened the obviously-a-cop Lenny who is clearly on to him) with a large, sharp knife.

15. He didn’t expect to find Lenny seemingly unaffected by the cold, blood smeared around his mouth and one arm buried in the chest cavity of the corpse, trying to tug some more ribs free.

16. He really didn’t expect the impressive rack of antlers scraping against the ceiling of his small walk-in freezer.

17. The knife clatters as it falls out of a Mick’s hand when a pair of glowing eyes turn to watch him.

18. Except - except the wendigo named Len looks - sheepish?

19. “Sorry. Though - you did say I could pick just the cut I wanted and you’d cook it for me, but I got a bit impatient.”

20. “Yeah, about that - listen, Lenny, why don’t you come out and I’ll cook you a nice burger? I think we need to have a chat.”

21. Turns out Mick’s a serial killer who gets rid of his evidence Fried Green Tomatoes-style.

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Obzor 1P63 Tactical Combat Scope w/ Solar Dual White/Green Multipurpose Reticle, AK/AKM Mount. This is the newest collimator made for the Kalashnikov. Representing a new generation of Russian optics production, it is already being used by elite units in Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD): police, Spetznaz Special Forces, OMON, etc. Such units aren’t going to use anything but the best. The Kashtan and the Obzor are use leading edge technologies developed by the NPZ factory. The scope reticle changes its shape in response to light conditions so you literally have three different reticles for daylight, twilight and night conditions. It also has a lever activated tinted lens filter that gives great reticle clarity in bright light conditions, it is a very cool feature and makes this collimator one of our favorites. It not only fills the role of the traditional CQB short range/fast acquisition sight, but also has unique features designed specifically for longer range combat shooting. The reticle and scope ability is geared for a single shot kill on an AK-74N at 400-700 meters. It’s fully coated prismatic lens system provides a remarkable, high contrast, wide angle field of view allowing for fast acquisition of moving and spaced targets. The advanced battery-free, illuminated white&green reticle allows the Obzor be used in ANY conditions. You have an unlimited field of view and maximum ability to register incoming targets. The precision optic system combined with the striking field of view produced by the high quality lens system provides far superior accuracy at distances exceeding those capable with iron sights. The scope has very accurate windage and elevation adjustments in small increments (every turret’ click moves POI by 3 cm at 100 m). The special protective lens coatings protect the scope from scratching and fouling in the extreme battlefield conditions where it was designed to operate. A light-dividing mechanical and coating system produces exceptional dual visualization of the target and reticle at the same time so you see both in high resolution for better targeting.

anonymous asked:

idk if this has been asked already but does genji end up looking different after the incident (since he becomes a cyborg/robot in game) or just like whats your plan on it??? if thats cool to ask. (i rlly love your au specially the anime/gamer trio!)

first, THANK U VERY MUCH FOR ENJOYING THE AU!!

next, okay i have a few questions about this  ill answer the other ones later!!

ok so genji loses his arms and legs and injures one of his eyes rly badly he can only see through the specially filtered lens!! his family is filthy RICH so they could afford all his surgeries which took forever (2 months) because they cant just amputate 4 limbs in 1 day with no break plus he had to get used to each one and stuff. also genji cant style his hair in his ‘cool punk’ way at the hospital and his roots get rly bad rofl

dva and lucio visits him everyday after class and they hang out at his bed the nurses couldn’t shoo them out so they just gave up and brought in an extra table and chairs so they could do homework and watch shitty anime together. also….. THIS IS HOW THEY FORCE-READ HOMESTUCK TO GENJI. HE COULDNT RUN FROM THEM….

Sometimes it’s like people are a million times more beautiful to you in your mind. It’s like you see them through a special lens—but maybe if it’s how you see them,that’s how they really are.
—  Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
ColdFlash headcanons

I have three headcanons warring for dominance right now while I continue to work on Lovesick Gods and know I should also get to the next Public Enemy. 

But…

1. ColdFlash Noir (which I swear someone else headcanoned once) where Len is a PI because he didn’t want to be like his corrupt cop father, but he still likes the thrill of things that aren’t fully legal at times. Sara is his ‘secretary’ at the front of the office. She poses as such, but is actually his muscle, because people don’t expect it and then BAM, she messes them up. Len comes in one day and she says a client is already waiting for him, something really special. So Len figures it’s some hot guy or gorgeous dame, but when he enters…it’s the most adorable nerd with glasses and a bowtie he’s ever seen, who can’t stream two sentences together without putting his foot in his mouth. He needs Len’s help proving that his father didn’t kill his mother, It wasn’t him! It was the powerful mob boss, Eobard Thawne. What Barry doesn’t tell Len is that he’s actually the office clerk for the CCPD. 

2. Legends AU where Len suddenly appears at STAR Labs, just out of a portal, BAM, and at first they think doppelganger, but no, it’s their Len, he’s just 20 years younger. Being stuck in the timestream after the Oculus blew affected him greatly, and while his memories should still be there, he can’t quite access them, so mentally he’s 24 too. He just wants to see Lisa, get a hold of Mick, and maybe take the cute guy who rescued him out for coffee. Barry’s speed and how he looks in that red suit is just too fascinating for Len to ignore. 

3. And I’m a glutton for punishment and have been watching Dinotopia (it’s actually pretty cute), and now have this idea of Barry being the Dinotopian, and Len and Mick being well…just Len and Mick, but they get stranded there, and instead of a love triangle you get…OT3 with a very curious and willing Barry. 

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On this day in music history: June 19, 1970 - “Diana Ross”, the debut album by Diana Ross is released. Produced by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, it is recorded at Motown Studio A in Detroit, MI and A&R Studios in New York City from September 1969 - March 1970. The former Supremes lead singer begins work on her solo debut before leaving the group officially in January 1970. Motown, wanting to market her as the “black Barbra Streisand” initially have Ross record with producer Bones Howe. The material they record ends up being shelved and Ashford & Simpson along with Motown staff songwriter/producer Johnny Bristol are  given the assignment of crafting the Motown superstars’ debut. The album spins off two singles including “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” (#7 R&B, #20 Pop) and a dramatic reworking of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (#1 R&B and Pop), first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967. It is the albums breakout hit and establishes Ross as a solo star in her own right. The LP’s distinctive and iconic cover photo, taken by fashion photographer Harry Langdon, features a sepia toned picture of Ross wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt and cut off shorts, holding an apple. The photo is taken with a special optical lens, distorting her features. After taking a series of high glamour shots the same day, the casual picture is chosen instead to stand in sharp contrast to the Motown superstars elegant, high fashion image. Originally released on CD in the mid 80’s, it is remastered and reissued in 2002, featuring eight bonus tracks, including four previously unreleased tracks from the aborted Bones Howe produced sessions and tracks produced by Johnny Bristol. Out of print on vinyl since the late 80’s, it is reissued as a 180 gram LP on Universal’s “Back To Black” series, and by Speakers Corner Records in 2009. “Diana Ross” spends two weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number nineteen on the Top 200.

anonymous asked:

Kagamine Rin, pancake

Out of all the breakfast foods Rin can make, she’s best at pancakes. Ever since Kaito taught her how to make them, she’s grown quite proficient, enough that she even makes special recipes (even Len bows before her banana pancakes). It’s not uncommon for Rin to make breakfast for the group.

Now if only she could make waffles…