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anonymous asked:

What would mulder and scully do when they retire?

Travel.

William got a scholarship to Stanford for baseball and basketball, so they sometimes trek out to California and sit next to the Van de Kamps in the bleachers, cheering him on.

Both write a lot, and sometimes make the occasional appearance as experts on one of those talking head programs after saving the world from that alien virus kerfuffle a few years back.

They garden.

They have chickens, and a barn cat who gave birth to a litter of five before they had her spayed. They kept two of the kittens.

They take Daggoo for long, meandering walks around their property and the surrounding acreage.

They occasionally guest lecture at Quantico. Miller and Einstein and a handful of their students and old colleagues call for advice on this case or that profile, allowing them to relive the excitement of the job vicariously, without the twitch of an itchy trigger finger.

They’re happy. They’ve managed to make it to old age in spite of themselves, saving the world and each other in the process.

St. Joseph’s Marvin O'Connor (11) faces the twin wall of Stanford’s Jason (34) and Jarron (31) Collins during the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Collins twins, both selected in the 2001 NBA Draft, turned 36 years old today.  In April 2013, Jason Collins became the first active player in a major American sport to announce that he is gay. (John W. McDonough/SI)

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Ray Lewis speech starts at the 30 second mark.

You may be a fan or you may not, but if you just listen the the words and they don’t motivate you to push hard to reach your goals, then I don’t know what will.

Sino and Sino-American Fiction Reads Written by Authors of Sino and Sino-American Descent

*Descriptions lifted from my local library database or Amazon*

Nothing But the Truth (And a Few White Lies) by Justine Chen - Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half Taiwanese and half white, feels she never fits in, but when her overly-strict mother ships her off to math camp at Stanford, instead being miserable, Patty starts to become comfortable with her true self.

Huntress by Malinda Lo - In this exciting prequel to Ash, 17-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.

Bitter Melon by Cara Chow - With the encouragement of one of her teachers, Chinese American high school senior Frances  asserts herself against her demanding, old-school mother and carves out an identity for herself in late 1980s San Francisco.

Seeing Emily by Joyce Lee Wong - Relates in free verse the experiences of sixteen-year-old Emily, a gifted artist and the daughter of immigrants to the United States, as she tries to reconcile her American self with her Chinese heritage.

Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Wang - In the public eye since she was adopted as a baby from China by her Hollywood celebrity parents, sixteen-year-old Chloe-Grace, longing for a “normal” life,“ undergoes a transformation with the help of her mother’s stylist and finds not only the life she wanted but an important key to her past.

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin - Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, Grace, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen - After a snowboarding accident, Syrah Cheng, a billionaire’s daughter, must rehabilitate both her knee and her self-esteem while forging relationships with those who accept her for who she is.

Cat Girl’s Day Out by Kimberly PauleyHigh school sophomore Natalie “Nat” Ng has a “Talent” she’s not proud of: the ability to talk to cats. When a film crew comes to Nat’s Chicago high school to shoot a takeoff of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off things get fishy: the female star isn’t acting like herself, and Nat learns from a cat that celebrity blogger Easton West may not be who she claims to be. Along with her friends Oscar and Melly, Nat gets dragged into a whirlwind adventure to find out what happened to the real Easton. 

Chloe Lieberman (Sometimes Wong)  by Carrie Rosten - Chloe, a half-Jewish, half-Chinese, aspiring fashion designer, dreams of going to design school in London, but first has to tell her parents that she does not plan to go to college.

The Great Call of China by Cynthea Liu - 16-year-old Cece goes to China in an attempt to discover her roots and possibly find out about her birth parents. Born in China but adopted at age two and living in Texas, Cece finds culture shock and romance as she pursues the information to satisfy her questions.

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