the city of giants

thatonemoonie  asked:

Well Utena and Sailor Moon have been done, how about Steven Universe?

THIS ONE IS PERHAPS THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL because 1. after Sailor Moon SU has the highest episode count and 2. SU episodes vary GREATLY in tone so you know what, I’ll stick to my “ones I watch THE MOST for my top five” but then include an absurd number of Honorable Mentions because I DO WHAT I WANT.

1. “The Answer”

2. “Alone Together”

3. “Hit the Diamond”

4. “Log Date 7 15 2″

5. “Last One Out of Beach City”

WAY TOO GODDAMN MANY HONORABLE MENTIONS: “Tiger Millionaire” “Giant Woman” “Rose’s Room” “Coach Steven” “Mirror Gem/Ocean Gem” “Garnet’s Universe” “Lion 3: Straight to Video” “Winter Forecast” “Maximum Capacity” “Rose’s Scabbard” “Jail Break” “Keystone Motel” “Onion Friend” “Back to the Barn” “Steven’s Birthday” “Same Old World” “Barn Mates” “Steven Floats” “Too Short to Ride” “Greg the Babysitter” “Crack the Whip” “Beta” “Back to the Moon” “Know Your Fusion” “Buddy’s Book” “Mindful Education” “Future Boy Zoltron” “Gem Heist” “The New Crystal Gems” and “Storm in the Room”


lovely ; songs i listen to when i’m so full of love that i feel like i could burst.

1. cherry wine - hozier // 2. nothing - lewis watson // 3. you - keaton henson // 4. only love - ben howard // 5. holocene- bon iver // 6. slow dancing in a burning room - john mayer // 7. bones - ben howard // 8. work song - hozier // 9. sweetheart, what have you done to us? - keaton henson // 10. stay - lewis watson // 11. from afar - vance joy // 12. first day of my life - bright eyes // 13. we all die trying to get it right - vance joy // 14. latch (acoustic) - sam smith // 15. cough syrup - young the giant // 16. for emma - bon iver // 17. we found each other in the dark - city and colour // 18.  make it to me (stripped) - sam smith // 19. skinny love (cover) - ed sheeran // 20. let it go - james bay // 21. tenerife sea - ed sheeran // 22. your body is a wonderland - john mayer // 23. hold back the river - james bay

reasons alola is great

- has special legendary guardians assigned certain areas to protect
- one of said guardians appears in front of you and gives you its blessing
- there’s a big city near your home
- there’s a giant ice mountain
- the leader of the evil team gets sucked into another dimension
- gastrodon is in the regional pokedex
- you keep meeting a mysterious blonde lady and end up befriending her
- many of the local Pokemon evolve based on gender or by knowing certain moves
- alola is sinnoh
- sinnoh confirmed


New cover of New York City by They Might Be Giants! It’s an adorable song that I think a lot of people don’t really know so I wanted to share it with you guys!

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So our Alchemist has this magic knife enchanted to be really good for harvesting materials from creatures we fight, which she puts to good (read: giddily excessive) use. She had to miss our previous session, which ended immediately after the party defended a port city from an army of fish men and a giant eel monster. After catching her up we picked up right where the last session left off.

Alchemist: (ooc) So the eel monster is lying dead on the docks right? I’m going to go harvest its skin.

DM: You want it’s skin? The thing’s the size of a train!

Alchemist: Good point, I’m not that strong and that skin alone probably weighs more than I do. (ic) Hey, does anyone want to help me lift this thing?

Witch: (ic) What do you even want the skin for? 

Alchemist: We can give it as a gift to these villagers, to help them rebuild their destroyed homes!

Witch: First of all, we’re in a city, not some backwater village, and I think they’d find it really condescending of you to call them ‘villagers’ and gift them with fish skin. Second, these are the docks, all the buildings around here are warehouses, not peoples’ houses. I think the rich bastards who own them will be fine. Third, and this one is out of character, (turns to DM) I think it’s really unfair for her to get to harvest stuff from monsters she didn’t even help kill. Are you seriously letting her do this?

DM: Probably not. [Alchemist], only the front portion of the monster had fallen on the docks, the rest of it is still in the water and the weight of it has started pulling it back into the sea. I’m going to need you to make a strength check. -fails- As she tries to dig her heels in and keep the sea monster from sinking back beneath the waves [Alchemist] gets pulled along with it. Does anyone want to try and help her?

Witch: No.

Rouge: No.

Wizard: -shrugs- I’ll cast a water breathing spell on her.

Fighter: I’ll help! -rolls poorly- I will not.

Alchemist: Seriously guys? Come on, I’m getting pulled into the water!

Wizard: I know, that’s why I cast the water breathing spell on you, so you can do your harvesting once it’s in the water. (Thinks for a moment) Wait, we haven’t had a chance to rest yet, have we? I already used that spell last game so I can’t use it right now. Sorry.

Alchemist: You all suck. Fine, I let go at the last minute before it drags me down.

Rouge: Don’t worry, we’ll let you skin the next thing we kill, okay?

And she did.

Context: Party is in a city of elves called Featherfall, a city within a giant tree. All party members are Sylvan elves except for one goblin.

Goblin: Well is there anything I can do in the city while you guys are busy?

Wizard: Yeah, go talk to the stable boy and ask him for a shovel.


Wizard: *glares confused* *realises* THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT YOU IDIOT!
2 Cities To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
In a unanimous vote, Seattle's City Council opted to pull city funds from the banking giant. Hours later, the City Council in Davis, Calif., followed suit.

Seattle’s City Council has voted to not renew its contract with Wells Fargo, in a move that cites the bank’s role as a lender to the Dakota Access Pipeline project as well as its creation of millions of bogus accounts. As a result, the city won’t renew its contract with the bank that expires next year.

The unanimous vote will pull more than $3 billion in city funds from the banking giant, the council says. Seattle says the bidding process for its next banking partner will “incentivize ‘Social Responsibility.’”

Not long after Seattle’s vote, the City Council in Davis, Calif., took a similar action over the pipeline. It voted unanimously to find a new bank to handle its roughly $124 million in accounts by the end of 2017.

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The Very Loud Cleric

So, a little bit of context, in the group we have two elves, one a neutral bard and the other an NG cleric(me), a CN minotaur fighter that got jacked up on demon magic, an LG human paladin, and a CN changeling rogue, we are currently under a volcano in what is basically giant city. The Fighter and the Bard had gotten a job from someone, and they were allowed to bring whomever they wanted, and decided on my character. Note, we also kind of have a succubus that is bound to the party through a book, and an incubus that just kinda started traveling with us. So, before we go to the job, we spend the night at the inn, and the following ensues.
DM: ok, (fighter) Zari (the succubus) shows up in the room with you, roll move silently *fighter rolls and does pretty well* ok, well, you do your best to keep it quiet, but it’s just too much and you let out a great big roar as you finish up.
Me(ooc): *to DM* I forgot about the thing that we talked about (my cleric and the bard are currently sharing a room)
DM: oh yeah. So (bard) all of a sudden, after hearing (fighter) roar, you see a familiar male figure appear in the room by (me). He looks at you and smiles.
DM(as incubus): hey there (bard)
Bard: *recognizes the voice* oh hell no, I’m not doing a threesome! *starts running out of the room*
DM: Zenthar (the incubus) chuckles as you go
Rogue: *opens the door to our room as the bard is running out* (Bard) you do not want to- *pauses and looks into the room seeing cleric getting railed by the incubus and slams the door shut, running back to his room* Oh, god! (Paladin) I need some holy water to scrub my eyes from what I just saw!
Paladin: what did you see?
Rogue: trust me, you don’t want to know.
*meanwhile the Bard ran to the fighter’s room*
Bard: (fighter) Can I sleep in here with you two tonight? [the fighter and succubus are kind of like the parents of the party]
Fighter: umm…. she’s not gonna…. die.. is she?
Bard: I dunno
(I was in hysterics this whole time at everyone’s reactions, and before this encounter the DM had me make move silently rolls at a disadvantage, which gave me a roll of 4, so his explanation was that my cleric was so loud that she could be heard to the heavens above, and to the 9 rings of Hell below)#

Here’s one of my favorite images from “Overview” - Venice, Italy. The city is situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With its tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels, the city has constructed 78 giant steel gates across the three inlets, through which water from the Adriatic could surge into Venice’s lagoon. The panels – which weigh 300 tonnes and are 92 feet (28 meters) wide and 65 feet (20 meters) high – are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed.

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twd 7b predictions
  • michonne uses her katana to perfectly slice a honey baked ham
  • at least two (2) people at the kingdom try to eat morgan’s stick thing, mistaking it for a giant baguette
  • carl watches Babe: Pig in the City for the first time and really likes it
  • during a critical point in a battle, rick engages everyone with a swinging rendition of “She Works Hard for the Money.” it’s beautiful. everyone cries. the war is over.
  • daryl’s sexuality is officially revealed. he’s a furry. he and shiva get married.
  • Mystery Boots Person turns out to be merle’s hand that he cut off when rick left him on the roof in season 1. in fact, every single villain that’s been on the show has actually been merle’s hand. shane? merle’s hand. the governor? merle’s hand. terminus? merle’s hand. the police at grady memorial? merle’s hand. the wolves? merle’s hand. negan and the saviors? they are all merle’s very determined right hand.

Despite the fact that Trump has not (to date) flown around on a Halloween-themed hoverboard while wearing a goblin costume and hurling bombs at people, he does have a lot in common with Norman Osborn. Both of them are business tycoons who live in giant towers in New York City.

Both of them also have a thing for blondes who are much younger than them. Trump, despite looking like an embalming accident, is married to a former model 25 years his junior, while Osborn had an affair with Spider-Man’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Both these turns of events are equally inexplicable.

So strong is this blonde obsession, in fact, that it even leads these powerful men to desire (or repeatedly joke about desiring) women they should stay the hell away from. Osborn once impregnated his son’s girlfriend, while Trump’s own family weirdness is somehow even more off-putting. We’re not going to detail every sexual comment he’s made about his daughters here, because 1) there are already enough articles about that, and 2) holy shit there are multiple articles about that.

And finally, one has pumpkin bombs, while the other simply resembles a pumpkin.

But wait. Wacky looks, lavish buildings, younger women, incestuous overtones – we’re describing every millionaire ever here, aren’t we? Sure, but that’s only the beginning.

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