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“Where do you feel fear?” he asks, out of the blue, one day.

They’re sitting in Tsuna’s room, sprawled in various places. Tsuna is cross-legged on the floor; sitting in such a way that he can face all of them.

“Where do you feel fear?” he repeats.

What does he mean ‘where do they feel fear’? Fear is an emotion; you don’t just feel it in a specific doorway and nowhere else.

“What do you mean?” Fon inquires. His head is tilted and his confusion paints a clear picture on his face.

Tsuna sighs and touches his throat, “I feel mine here.” It clicks then. He’s asking them where the emotion starts. An intimate inquiry and he has started with the most intimate emotion: Fear.

Tsuna asks again, “Where do you feel fear?” His voice laced with curiosity and warmth. A warmth that says ‘you don’t have to answer’.

Tsuna touches his throat again, “I feel it here,” he repeats, “My throat seizes up and i can’t speak.” He grips his ankles and waits.

“My hands,” Viper says, “When i feel fear they start to tremble.”

Silence.

Skull hugs his knees. “My stomach twists into knots,” he whispers.

It’s a while before the next one speaks.

“I feel it in my feet.” Lal thinks for a moment, looks conflicted, then quietly says, “They tingle.”

Fon looks up and sighs. “I feel it on my arms. When the Goosebumps start.” Fon closes his eyes and says nothing else.

Colonello falls onto his back on the floor and thinks for a while. “Legs.” He says eventually, “I feel as if i want to run.”

Verde shrugs. “My chest feels tight”. Quick, precise and to-the-point.

Reborn looks Tsuna dead in the eye when he replies. “My spine. It goes straighter when I’m afraid.”

Tsuna smiles and thanks them. Somehow this doesn’t feel as invasive as it should. Somehow, in some way, they feel lighter-as if an unknown weight has been lifted-and they smile back.

(I don’t know where this came from but here it is i guess?)-Kes

I’m Not A Spy

Author: Zoe

(A/N: I’ve always wanted to try my hand at this sort of AU!)

Soulmate AU: Kylo Ren x Reader

Plot Summary: You are a rouge hacker who tried to get into one of the First Order’s information outposts, yet unfortunately captured and taken to the Finalizer to face up to Kylo Ren. All you wanted to do was to find out whether or not your planet was on the list so you could evacuate if you needed to, but now you were here, wrists binded to a metal chair, feeling a strange, unnatural pull to him. ‘Is it the Force, or just your imagination?’ you wonder.

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“God damn it.” You sighed to yourself.

All you wanted was to make sure you wouldn’t be blown up by the First Order, and now here you are. A suspect of the Resistance, you heard one of the officials call you.

You sat in the secluded room, a cold metal chair binding your wrists to the armrests, looking around the dark, bare room, drumming your fingers.

To be perfectly honest, you couldn’t care less about the Resistance and First Order shebang. Just get in, see if your planet was going to explode or not, then just focus on staying alive.

You never were a person who sided with the Light or the Dark. You would walk along the line between Light and Dark, just dealing with what happens as it goes.


Your train of thought was quickly disrupted by the harsh scraping of metal as the door slid open.

Looking up, you were face-to-mask with the infamous ‘Kylo Ren’.

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Reasons To Play Fallen London
  1. Fantastic writing
  2. It’s free
  3. It’s a browser game. Nothing to download.
  4. Lovecraftian influence
  5. Victorian Era
  6. You can have a bat as a pet! (You can also have lizards, monkeys, demon goats, an even bigger demon goat, rats, ravens, a tiger, and a bunch of other animals. But the bats are what’s important.)
  7. Lots of RP aspects. Play the game however you like. Strict moral code? Morally bankrupt? The devils or the church? The Masters or the Revolutionaries? Play every side? You want to be spy? You can be a spy. An author? A thug? Monster hunter? A professional trickster?
  8. Plenty of things to explore and discover
  9. The Sunless Sea spin off game on Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle
  10. The developers are kind, upstanding folks and are absolutely not cannibals. Rumors implying so are nothing but the most heinous of slander.

Will add more to this list as I think them up.

You’d think spying on the Russians would require some training, but when Naveed Jamali started working as a double agent for the FBI, he had none. “Probably some Magnum P.I. episodes and a few movies here and there,” he says. “That was about it.”

In How To Catch A Russian Spy, Jamali traces his path to espionage.

From Civilian To Spy: How An Average Guy Helped Bust A Russian Agent

Image: Lydia Thompson/NPR

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The NSA admitted last October that its monitoring of Americans was far more widespread than believed. Even the normally compliant FISA Court was shocked. Will “reform” do the job? Or should the authority to spy on us without a warrant be totally removed?

A former KGB spy explains how Americans have been historically naive about the Russians

Jack Barsky, a former KGB spy and author of “Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America,” explains how Americans have historically been naive about the Russians. Following is a transcript of the video.

This is a much more complex world today than it was during the Cold War. Soon after the Cuban Missile Crisis was successfully dealt with, there was a sense of certainty in the relationship between Russia and the United States. The lines were clearly drawn, now this world is incredibly complex. The bottom line is the Soviets and nowadays the Russians don’t play by rules. You sit down with them and you come up with a construct by which behavior is regulated. They’ll agree to it and then turn around and not abide by it.

There’s a fundamental lack of trust, historically, in Russian/Soviet society, and that lack of trust is reflected by the way leadership behaves. Americans are much more trusting and there’s a good reason for that because of American history. We may be a little too naive because we think that everybody else should be just as nice as we are. I’m not saying that everybody who lives here is nice, that’s not the point. I’m talking about the behavior in general which trickles up and it comes from the niceness of the American people, say in the Midwest, and it goes all the way up to the top.



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My AU Photoset: Obikin + Spies

Requested by: anon

The Jedi Council has always employed spies, many who work undercover. One of their longest serving undercover spies has gone missing. Obi-Wan, a dedicated spy who never questions authority, is tasked with tracking down Anakin. He tracks Anakin, who he hasn’t seen in years, down on an isolated planet but things take a turn for the strange & Obi-Wan is forced to reconsider everything he knows. Features: the consequences of spying, uncomfortable truths, a passionate encounter, a complicated mission, and mysterious goings-on. Spoiler: The Jedi Council now has *two* missing spies.


Leave an AU and a pairing in my ask and I’ll give you the plot of the fic I won’t write for it & a photoset!

A former KGB spy explains how US presidents have been historically naive about the Russians

Jack Barsky, a former KGB spy and author of “Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America,” explains how American presidents have historically been naive about the Russians. Following is a transcript of the video.

This is a much more complex world today than it was during the Cold War. Soon after the Cuban Missile Crisis was successfully dealt with, there was a sense of certainty in the relationship between Russia and the United States. The lines were clearly drawn, now this world is incredibly complex. The bottom line is the Soviets and nowadays the Russians don’t play by rules. You sit down with them and you come up with a construct by which behavior is regulated. They’ll agree to it and then turn around and not abide by it.

There’s a fundamental lack of trust, historically, in Russian/Soviet society, and that lack of trust is reflected by the way leadership behaves. Americans are much more trusting and there’s a good reason for that because of American history. We may be a little too naive because we think that everybody else should be just as nice as we are. I’m not saying that everybody who lives here is nice, that’s not the point. I’m talking about the behavior in general which trickles up and it comes from the niceness of the American people, say in the Midwest, and it goes all the way up to the top.



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anonymous asked:

Can I ask, what is 00QAD? I'm new here!

Great question anon! :D

00QAD (which I still pronounce as double-o-quad in my head lol) is a combined pairing of 007/Q and Danny/Alex from London Spy. While most in the 00QAD fandom ship them all together in a polyamorous fluff pile, there are slight variations according to individual headcanons I think.

Personally, I ship each pairing separately- mostly because I just don’t see any of them being willing to “share” their respective partner, (JAMES IS A POSSESSIVE BASTARD and that Danny/Alex scene- “you should see other people.” “I don’t want to. I don’t need to.” I cannot. ;__;) but I love putting them together in the same universe. Like, I REALLY like the idea of Danny and Q being brothers (see my fic) and just the general dynamic of all of them together.

I consider myself sort of on the fringes on this one because I ship them differently than most, I think. But, however you ship them, the fandom is lovely.

@a-forger-and-a-point-man@skylocked, @sunaddicted, @cassellate - Any of you lovelies care to add? :)

Who is the NSA authorized to spy on?

Not long after it was revealed that the US had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both Germany and France expressed interest in joining a 5-Eyes-style no-spying agreement with the US, but there is little chance of this happening given the history of post-war political tensions and trade disputes with these countries.

growingoldinneverland  asked:

Can you do a lesbian RP? We're desperate for some representation (and I can't even really -find- a historical lesbian with a cool backstory. Maybe you have better luck than I do?)

It’s a little hard to even determine a lot of historical peoples’ sexuality in modern-day terms. Like, if someone marries a dude but starts hooking up with a woman immediately thereafter, is she bi? A lesbian who was playing the best hand she was dealt? Almost nobody wrote in their diary explicit details of who they were and were not attracted to. It’s tricky.

So keeping in mind that virtually everyone I could suggest is on a whole Kinsey scale spectrum, and that someone out there is going to debate what their sexuality actually was, there’s a possibility I’ve already done at least one lesbian RP: Catalina de Erauso. She never hooked up with a dude her entire life, although she did get intimate with several women.

Here are some other interesting historical candidates. Some may be in the book, and take the one-line summaries with a grain of salt, they’re my scratch notes from 3 minutes of googling five months ago:

  • Annemarie Scharzenbach (swiss journalist/explorer who had large number of affairs and died young)
  • Ulricka Eleonora Stalhammar (lived as man, married, was put on trial for lesbianism)
  • Aphra Behn (author, spy, thrown into debtors prison, wrote plays about male impotence and lesbian romance, remarked she was made to be a nun)
  • Christina of Sweden (unmarried, abdicated throne to become art patron and adventurer)
  • Adah Isaacs Menken (stage performer who bounded off stage during one performance to hit critic with a riding crop)
  • Kate Marsden (nurse/explorer who traveled across Siberia alone, was put on trial for homosexuality and won)

Hope that’s helpful!

The Complete Library of Chezchuckles

Now available on my tumblr (on the left-hand side, click on the book icon, second from the left). This includes everything - the Dash series, Spy Castle, the co-authored fics, the post-eps, the series - everything on a bookshelf and with a directory for easy navigation.

Thanks so much to jyleafer15 who put so much work into this. Wow. What an amazing, beautiful thing.