the drones are coming

So today started out dumb, but this afternoon was AWESOME.

I’m on the porch attempting to construct a railing for the stairs when I notice a weird noise. Like, a kind of droning or buzzing? And it’s getting loud. So I investigate. It’s coming from the neighbor’s yard. 

It is a metric fuckton of bees. I have never seen so many bees in my life. It is a fucking swarm of bees, and I have been reading about bees because I got a wild hair a few weeks back about wanting a hive of my own, but haven’t yet convinced Husbandthing, and there is suddenly a SWARMING HERD OF WILD HONEYBEES IN THE NEIGHBOR’S YARD.

I see postings on the neighborhood page all the time for feral swarm collection, but I also know the guy in the house across the alley just set up a hive. “Hey I think your hive escaped,” I text him. 

He calls me back about three minutes later. Turns out, the swarm he was supposed to get never came; the company went out of business and his order got cancelled, and he’d found out HALF AN HOUR AGO. And he says he’s got a friend who is a professional beekeeper, and he’s going to go pick her up and would it be okay if they came and got this swarm please please please?

So Bee Neighbor and Professional Beekeeper show up and immediately don bee suits. Apparently there is fierce competition for feral swarms, and the swarm in the neighbor’s tree is HUGE, and also twenty feet off the ground, and Bee Neighbor wants them very badly. 

The tree the bees are in is in a yard belonging to neither of us, so we go knock on the door, but there’s no answer. I knock on the house adjacent to it, but that guy’s not home either. Finally, I text the neighbor on the other side of me to see if he’s got contact info for the property owner, who is incredibly shy and in three years has never made eye contact. No luck. 

So…we trespass. We get my extension ladder, and Bee Neighbor climbs the tree while Professional Beekeeper stands on the ladder and walks him through the swarm collection. Turns out, you just shake the swarm into a box, and as long as the queen makes it into the box, the rest of the swarm will eventually follow. Bee Neighbor has never collected a swarm before (this is, in fact, his very first swarm of bees ever) and it takes the two of them the better part of an hour in the tree trying to shake the swarm into the box. 

Bees eventually get into the box. Bee Neighbor gets out of the tree without dying, and Professional Beekeeper examines the swarm and makes pleased noises. At this point, the box is the neighbor’s driveway, and about two thirds of the swarm is still milling around the box all confused. Since the neighbor isn’t home and we can’t contact him, he risks coming and parking right in the middle of a huge cloud of bees. Professional Beekeeper doesn’t want to move the box too far away, because we risk the milling bees losing the queen’s scent and never going into the box. An equidistant point between the current location and Bee Neighbor’s yard is the top of my recycling bin. 

So they put the box of bees on my recycling bin, and I text Husbandthing.

Now I have a box of bees that I am babysitting. They’re being all lazy and dopey and bumbling around. I think I might be in love. Bee Neighbor will pick the box up later tonight and put them in his hive, and then the bees will be MY neighbors too!!

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST DAY EVER

OK BUT LIKE

IMAGINE RED PLAYING AS KEITH’S ULTIMATE WINGMAN

BECAUSE NOW THAT LANCE PILOTS RED, THEY CAN TALK AND SHIT

AND RED IS TOTALLY AWARE OF KEITH’S BIG CRUSH ON LANCE

Keith was too afraid to admit his feelings to Lance or even try to get him to notice him, but Red on the other hand is like [rubbing paws together] my time has come

Red: [while being flown by Lance] Keith’s eyes sure are pretty aren’t they
Lance: [sighs] yeah…. they are….
Lance:
Lance
: hey wAIT A MINUTE-


Red: so, i noticed you are interested in looking for a person to settle down with after all this is over…
Lance: oh yeah, totally! i’m sure there’s somebody out there waiting for someone as handsome as me to come sweep them off their feet~
Red: really now? do you have anybody in mind yet?
Lance: well-
Red: maybe someone with dark hair and dark eyes? someone just a little shorter than you in height?? someone who’s name starts with the letter K????


[Lance and Keith somehow get stranded on a moon and get attacked by Galra drones, Red comes in and blows up the drones] 

Lance: Sweet! Looks like our ride is here, time to head back to base. let’s go!
Red: [looks between Lance and Keith]
Red: [turns and takes off, leaving Lance and Keith behind]
Lance: w-wait- where- WHERE ARE YOU GOING?? COME BACK!
Keith: [internal screaming bc he knows what Red is doing]

Give me a nice, Wholesome AU™ where Vlad ~somehow~ stops being a super-creep and agrees to mentor Danny– not because he wants to marry his mom and make him his son, but because he genuinely just wants to help another halfa out since HE didn’t have help way back when.

(Also for angst you could throw in a bit of “plus I feel responsible, because without the research we did in college, your parents would never have made their portal in the first place” or “I feel responsible because I kiiiinda pissed off a bunch of ghosts and all they know is ‘the halfa did it’ so that maaaybe why you’ve been seeing more ghost activity, idk lol.”)

Anyways give me an AU where we’ve got Vlad and Danny training in the basement at 1 am and Vlad’s trying to incorporate Danny’s school curriculum into the training because GOD KNOWS when he’d actually find time for THAT.

“Wait, can I try again? Just one more! One more run through…” Danny says, looking at Vlad with scorch marks on his face that have already begun to heal.

“Daniel, we’ve been at this for hours,” Vlad says, running a hand through his messy, singed hair. “I think that’s as good as it’s going to get tonight.”

“No!” says Danny, but quickly checks his volume, “No. Please, I… but I worked so hard on this power…if I could just–”

“And I know you did.” Vlad says, walking over to him, “I’m proud of how far you’ve come Daniel, but even halfas get exhausted.” He places his hands on Danny’s shoulders and the boy seems to consider this for a moment. But in the end…

“Just one more.”

Vlad sighs.

“You’re gonna be on all those business trips, we won’t meet up again for a month!”

“Fine.” Vlad relents, “Just one more drill. But after that you’ll need your rest.”

Vlad starts up the machines again as Danny gets into a ready position.

“Remember to breathe.” says Vlad as the starting lights blink down in sequence. He uses his own power to bring up a noise-reducing barrier around the training area.

-blink-

-blink-

“Begin.”

The first target pops out of the wall, close to the ceiling, and Danny flies up to meet it with an ecto-energized punch. The next one appears from the floor, so Danny blasts it with a basic beam. Once Vlad feels he’s got a rhythm he starts the study session again.

“What is the smallest group of biological classification?” He asks, watching his form carefully. Danny rolls out of the way of a hostile drone but still is able to answer.

“Species.”

“And the largest?” Vlad observes Danny blasting the drone.

-BOOM-

“Kingdom.”

“How many chromosomes does an individual human have?” Vlad continues. Danny goes intangible to avoid some debris.

“46.” He’s not missing a beat.

“What are the three major parts of a cell?” Two more hostile drones join the fray, and the young halfa starts to falter.

“The membrane, the, uh, cytoplasm, and the nucleus.”

“Is the cell membrane nonpermeable?”

“No,” Danny takes a couple heavy breaths, “It’s semipermeable.”

Vlad pauses upon reading the next one.

“What are the physical or chemical factors in genetic mutations called?”

“M… Mutagens.” Danny swallows dryly, his gaze shifting to the portal at the end of the room.

“What is the phase most cells spend the majority of their time in?”

“Crud, uh…” A drone explodes too close to Danny and he throws up his arms, forgetting to go intangible. The smoke makes his throat burn.

“… Interphase?” He finally coughs out.

“Correct. Pay attention now…”

Seven smaller drones appear from all directions, intent on overwhelming the young halfa. Danny flies up and ecto-punches through the highest one, then grabs it, somersaults, and throws it into the one directly below.

“Good!” Vlad says, standing up in his excitement. They both notice the other 5 drones coming in fast.

“What is the functional unit of heredity?”

“What’s the what of what?!?” Danny blurts out between blasting with one hand and swinging a panicked punch with the other.

“Get higher, try splitting!” Vlad says, abandoning the study guide and moving closer to the battlefield should his assistance be required.

Danny flies almost as high as he can go without phasing through the ceiling. He manages to get some distance between himself and the three remaining drones, but they are close behind.

Quickly he closes his eyes and grits his teeth, trying with all his might to imagine himself splitting into two entities.

“Okay, one more try.” he says to himself, “Kinda like Mitosis…” Somewhere in the back of his mind he can hear Vlad saying something, but he forces that away to keep his focus on the task at hand. Slowly Danny begins to feel what he can only describe as a peeling sensation– as if his “cells” were dividing in such a way that reminded him of when he would peel glue off his skin in elementary school– starting from his wispy tail, creeping up to where his legs should be…

Suddenly, a drone’s blast hits him squarely in the chest. Danny’s eyes snap open, all concentration lost. Belatedly he realizes his tail had reformed after having been split into two. A familiar pink beam takes out the offending drones.

“Danny!” Vlad says, eyes still glowing red, “Are you alright?”

“Yeah,” Danny says as he floats down sullenly, “I’ll heal.” Vlad reaches out to guide him towards the spare workbench they use as a first aid station.

“Better put the salve on it just to be safe.” Vlad says. Danny sits down and watches Vlad take out the special formula he made in his own lab back in Wisconsin, then tosses himself back to lay on the bench.

“ARGH! I was SO close! Right? Was I close? Because it felt like I was close…”

“You were.” says Vlad, “But I think you should stick to the exercises I showed you while I’m gone.” He transforms and makes a few duplications to demonstrate, starting slow but getting faster with each iteration.

“Who knows, by the time I get back you may be splitting in circles around me.” Danny looks up and realizes all the Vlads are literally standing around him in a circle and laughs.

“Ha! So you’re making the jokes now?” He says as Vlad pulls it together.

“Believe it or not, my wit may be used to humor us both.”

“Pfft. Some wit. That was real 'cheesy’, Wisconsin Ghost.” Danny snickers at his own quip and Vlad rolls his eyes.

“You’re never going to let that go, are you?”

“Nope!” Danny says, “Say, what was that last question? On the guide?”

“The functional unity of heredity.”

“Geez that’s a lot of syllables for one thing.”

“Do you know the answer?”

“Uh…” Danny thinks for only a moment. Without the distraction of the fight, he quickly grasps the question.

“Oh! It’s genes!”

“Correct again, Little Badger.” Vlad says, handing off the small salve tin. “I think you will do well on the test tomorrow.”

“Thanks.” Danny says, detransforming. He yawns as his exhaustion catches up with him. Courteously, Vlad lends him a hand.

“Come, I’ll fly you upstairs before I go.”

Let’s talk about how AWESOME worker bees are.

I’ve been doing some research and discovered some pretty intense stuff.

I’m assuming you know about each bee’s hard-core role in & out of the hive; drones mate, workers collect honey, etc. But, my friends, THAT’S NOT ALL! They have SO many more jobs to do than just that, especially worker bees when they reach certain ages.

Guards

The way that they go about protecting their hive astonishes me, and those who defend the colony are by far my FAVOURITE. Before going to explore the flowers, they have to inspect EVERY SINGLE BEE that comes into the hive. If it doesn’t have a familiar scent, then that means it’s a foreigner. The only time other bees are allowed into the hive is if they bribe the worker bee with nectar.

But- get this- if there ever is a lack of food in the hive during the winter, the worker bees will literally BLOCK the drones from coming into the hive in general. They won’t even let them in. It’s insane.

Cleaners

When a worker bee is first born, they instantly develop the knowledge of cleaning their cell. They do this so that new eggs, nectar, and pollen can be stored. But get this- if they do it wrong, the Queen tells them to do it ALL OVER again!! This is a very human-like characteristic that’s fascinating to see in insects.

Undertakers

The job of the undertaker doesn’t happen until the worker bees have matured a bit. Due to a number of bees in the hive, eventually a few will perish. So, to ensure that there are no possible health threats exposed to the colony, undertakers will remove and dispose of all dead or diseased bees or embryos. It’s sad, but it’s something they have to do to ensure the hive is healthy.

Nurses

These bees really do deserve their names. They take on the task of incubating and caring for the larvae, along with feeding the queen larva royal jelly. According to BBC Earth, they also “prescribe” different types of honey to bees that are sick, as a way of giving them medication.

Builders

Worker bees can start to make wax flakes from consuming plenty of honey & nectar, their food, at the age of 12 days old. This is what ultimately creates the shape of their hives, which truly is an engineering masterpiece as Charles Darwin has said.

These are only a few that I’ve discovered. But the more I research them, the more I realize how intelligent they truly are.

Bees are cool. Let’s save them.

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Requested, thank you

“So can I get your number” the guy at the bar asked. You’d been trying to shake him off for the last few minutes but he really wasn’t catching your drift. “Um..” you hummed as you kept your eyes off him and on your glass. “Come on” you heard him droned, touching your elbow teasingly. “Hey” you heard another voice boom. You quickly looked up and saw that either side of the guy was two very familiar faces. “I think you should go buddy”Dean said, patting the guy harsh;y on his arm. “I’m having a conversation” he tried to persist. “Y/N?” Sam said arching an eyebrow. You shook your head letting him know this guy’s presence wasn’t welcome. “Let’s go” Dean nodded hastily moving the guy aside, before both Sam and Dean gave him a look to not challenge them. “Thanks guys” you exhaled relieved. “Sorry we took so long, had to get all the creature bits off from the hunt” Dean said as he took a seat, Sam following.

cherryknives  asked:

Hi ! I'm a new love of the buzzy babies !! Could You explain to me the like hierarchy and I Think lots of them are girls ? Idk ahah pls give me a bee run down thank you so much !❤️🍯

Hello! Here’s a flowchart of the hive-archy (haha see what i did there)

It depends on the hive, but both have different roles. Male bees only mate with the Queen on her mating flights, that’s their purpose! It’s funny, sometimes when female bees see there is not enough room or food in the hive for the winter, they’ll barricade the entrance so drones can’t come back.

Female bees, on the other hand, do even more important work! They clean the hive, nurse the broods, protect the hive from intruding bees, and of course, collect pollen. Here’s some more info on that.

There would bee no colony without both of these bees though, all of them are an asset! 

hollywoodreporter.com
'Spider-Man Homecoming' Star Tom Holland on His On-Set Injury and New Spidey Suit (Q&A)
"We really tried to convey that he's enjoying his superpowers," Holland tells THR about the way his Peter Parker differs from other big screen versions.

How did you pitch your take on Spider-Man to get the job as the director?

Watts: I went in to Marvel for a general meeting, and then they were talking about how they had teamed up with Sony and they had this opportunity to bring in Sony to the Marvel universe. They were leaning towards it being a high school movie, and I had been wanting to make a high school movie. I’d been watching every coming-of-age movie that there is because that’s a great excuse to not start writing, doing “research.” I was really about to speak to the subject about what I liked about coming-of-age movies, and we had this shared language. I was so excited about it that I was overflowing with ideas.

After Captain America: Civil War came out, did you pay attention to what fans were saying about your new take on Spider-Man?

Holland: People kept saying don’t pay attention to the comments, but I found it impossible not to. I think I was lucky that the majority of people were saying really nice things. I was a little nervous about the release, and I was over the moon with the response I got.

How would you describe your Peter Parker to people who’ve seen the previous big screen versions?

Holland: Different to the previous two. I felt very strongly about the question about what would happen if you gave a 15-year-old super powers. I think the answer would be he would have the time of his life. Yes, he would probably stop crime, but have so much fun doing it. We really tried to convey that he’s enjoying his superpowers. More often than not in superhero movies, the powers are a burden to the superhero but in our case, they’re the complete opposite.

Have you talked to Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield about playing Peter Parker?

Holland: I haven’t been in contact with them but they said really nice things about me online, which was a lovely thing to hear. I met Andrew at the BAFTAs recently and he was lovely. I’m a huge fan of his, especially the past couple of years, all the work he’s been doing. He wished me good luck. I was really happy to meet him.

What are you most proud of with this film?

Watts: I think it has a unique, surprising tone that’s different from the others, and different from the other movies in this universe. I’m pretty proud of the tone we struck. It’s fun. It’s able to go from a very small story, and really emotional small stakes and just get bigger and bigger until it’s on a massive scale without ever losing site of the story we were trying to tell.

Holland: I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life. It was a non-stop job and I felt so passionate and proud of what we were creating. I’m so proud that I was able to give my best, and I’m so grateful that I didn’t get injured. I did a lot of stunts. At the very end, I fell down some stairs, and tweaked my ACL just a little bit.

Did you need to take a few days off?

Holland: It was right at the end, so I managed to get through it. The funny thing is I think one of my last shots of the movie was me chasing a bus, and I couldn’t do it. My best friend Harrison was my assistant while we were out there so we dressed him up like me and had him run. So Harrison has a little cameo in the movie, which is great.

What was your own high school experience like?

Holland: I went to an English high school which is very different – it’s all boys, suit and tie. But I enrolled for three days in a high school in New York as a research exercise. I had a fake accent, a fake name. It was fun. The Bronx School of Science is a school for genius kids, and I’m definitely not a genius. A lot of the students and teachers were confused as to why I was there so they would test me, and fire off questions at me. It was a little embarrassing, but very informative.

The new Spider-Man suit has a spider-drone that comes out of the center emblem. How did you come up with new gadgets but stay loyal to what comic book fans know and love about Spider-Man?

Watts: There’s a precedent for it in the comic books because Tony Stark builds Peter a new suit. Tony Stark is a very bells and whistles kind of guy. We had that set up in Civil War. That was one of the fun brainstorm meetings: What could be in that suit? We made a list of all the neat things that Tony would put in there for Peter to discover or keep him safe. At one point, we just realized “what if that little spider could crawl out and move around and do surveillance?”

Holland: Our little drone has 10,000 things it could do. I think we found its proper use in the movie. It’s funny – he has a little relationship with the drone, like a little sidekick.

There’s already a release date for Homecoming 2. What’s going on with that. Are you directing?

Watts: I’ve gotta finish this one first – one at a time. There’s still a lot of VFX work to do in post. Talk to me on 7/8/17.

You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines.

One of the latest twists on drone sports comes from Latvia.

A company called Aerones has developed a drone to use for droneboarding, a new sport that’s just what it sounds like — a snowboarder being pulled through the snow by a powerful drone.

When the company first tried droneboarding last year, as a way to test the strength of its drones, the sport didn’t even have its name. “We didn’t call it like that in the beginning, but somebody, somewhere said droneboarding, and that’s how it took off,” Aerones CEO Janis Putrams says.

Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone

Photo: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

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Decline Your Hallucination

Summary: After Dean’s death you and Sam struggle to go on with life. Canon divergence, set between seasons three and four.

Pairings: Sam x Reader, Past Dean x Reader

Warnings: language, depression, prescription drug abuse, angst

Words: 2000

Beta: @just-another-busy-fangirl

Your name: submit What is this?

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination - Scott Adams

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Sam drives with white knuckles and a far away stare. He doesn’t sleep, doesn’t eat, doesn’t stop unless you asks him to. His body sits rigid with two hands on the wheel and foot heavy on gas as if he has somewhere to be. There is no destination and you both know it. There is no reason left, motivation slid down the drain five states back, now it’s just movement. Forward motion to keep it going, can’t stop, won’t stop, Sam thinks he might die of he stops now ‘cause there’s an aching itch under his skin that won’t go away, no matter how hard he claws it.

“I hate this car.”

Sam’s glad you’re the one who said it so he didn’t have do. He hates it too, hates everything about the gritty engine rumble and the screeching hinge of the doors. He thinks about selling the Impala, weighs the thought of someone else driving it with the unnerving feeling of driving the fucker himself. No one else should be sitting behind the wheel - you suggest burning it. You want to buy a gallon of gasoline, drive out into the desert and watch the ancient hunk of metal go up in flames. You beg him, crying wildly and making a scene at the Amoco until he has to pick you and lock you both in the unisex bathroom. You just want to get rid of it, you warn him you’ll walk away, you’ll leave him because there’s too much of Dean wrapped up in the damn car.

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boyfriend!Jungkook
  • before jungkook even thinks of confessing to you first, he’s going to try and figure out some way to guarantee that you like him before he takes any steps forward
  • this will probably include him teasing you about any “crushes” you have, he’ll probably even pull in taehyung and jimin to help him out and be like “hey…do you know who they like??” and taehyung will start laughing and be like JUNGKOOK YOU LIKE THEM DONT YOU and jimin will be like ???? wait you like them???? i thought you were just curious about who they like??? and basically jungkook learns: never ask for secretive help from the 95 line
  • but at some point jungkook decides that you know what hes just has to tell you because although he’ll never say it outloud, the softness of your smile and the happiness that you bring up in his heart is something he can’t just play off anymore
  • so he does tell you,,,, after like three failed attempts to get you alone and when he does you can see it’s hard for him because he acts like this over confident kid but in real life he’s just as insecure and nervous as anyone else and you know when the three words come out ‘i like you’ they’re the most genuine thing jungkook has ever said to you
  • your first dates are all more like friends hanging out,,, you go to the arcade and battle each other in all the games trying to win more tickets but when you’re like one hundred short of the big teddy bear jungkook gives you the remaining amount and then turns away so u dont see him get red in the face 
  • you go to like the movies, usually comedies or action films and you two laugh and have a good time but it’s not exactly romantic 
  • like your fingers brush in the popcorn and jungkook has like an electric shock run up through him because god he wants to hold your hand but ….. ???/? would you want that???? he needs to know
  • finally after like four or five dates of you just chilling with each other, usually going to crowded places like amusement parks, arcades, or the zoo jungkook is finally like ‘we text all the time, they keep going on dates with me, i can do this. i can kiss them.’
  • and so for the first time ever he invites you to a late dinner and it’s at a small little place tucked away near bighit but the food is really good and jungkook’s like ‘it’s a gem for me and the hyungs……im glad you like it’
  • and you guys like talk….much deeper than before and you learn some things about jungkook that shock you, you know that he’s always putting on the most positive front to keep others happy and sometimes he teases to show he has confidence, but somehow you see that that isn’t always just the reason and you know you spill some personal stuff to and you leave the place (jungkook does not let you pay he was like we could split halves but if jin hyung finds out he’ll call me cheap forever) 
  • and as he’s walking you home he’s looking at you from the side of his eye and he’s like …. their lips….look…..soft……jungkook get urself together
  • and he totally gives himself this inner peptalk and he like leans in a couple times to put his hand on your waist but keeps hesitating and pulling back
  • and u notice ofc but u kinda wanna see him pull the first move but by his third attempt you just stop walking and you’re like ‘come here’ u pull him down by the collar and just kiss him gently and u pull back and jungkook is just……..there are just stars in his eyes but he’s also smirking and ur like???/ and he’s like
  • “you like me a lot don’t you?”
  • and you’re like SRSLy jungKOOK rigHT NOW with tHE TEasing 
  • you wanna hit him but he runs ahead chuckling and you like chase him through the streets its cute heh
  • so jungkook slowly and steadily gets more stable in his confidence to like initiate romantic things with you he starts holding your hand and giving you small kisses, but mostly in private because he has this protective feeling over you like you learn this later but he’s like ‘i want to be the only one to see your face after we kiss….i really like it’ (cheese lord right here)
  • but anyway one day you come over to watch him play basketball with the hyungs and like when his team wins he runs over to like high five you but u lean up to kiss him and congratulate his victory and like literally 
  • jungkook almost falls over on the spot
  • like the boy almost goes down like the london bridge 
  • the rest of bts burts out into laughter like taehyung does NOT Let the maknae live after that
  • jungkook gets a lil pouty at u for it but ur poking his cheek like ‘hey hey,,,, it’s not my fault u got so shocked’ and hes like ‘kissing me in front of the hyungs??? that’s like signing my death wish ……’ 
  • did i mention that dating jungkook also means youre now jin’s child in law basically like he treats you like it
  • makes you and jungkook call him both to make sure you are ok when you’re out on late dates
  • if you don’t jin gives you an ear full on safety precautions and how “you kids” worried him to death 
  • taehyung and jimin become like your best friends
  • taehyung helps you play pranks on jungkook like all the time but like he also plays pranks on you and jungkook like once he ‘accidentally’ leaned his head on your shoulder while you were over for a movie marathon just to see it piss jungkook off and when jungkook put ice cubes down his shirt as revenge taehyung whined to u like ‘ur boyfriend is so extra’ but u were like ‘that’s what u get for fake flirting with me nerd’ 
  • jimin is so soft he’s always like ‘tell me if jungkook is treating you right! ill get on that lil demons butt if he’s not ^^’ and you’re like omg thank u and tbh ur always like scolding jungkook if he says anything about jimin being small or w/e and jungkook is like “ur dating me not jimin stop worrying about him” and ur like “wow taehyung was right u get so extra when your jealous” 
  • jungkook like 24/7: im not the jealous type
  • bts: UHUH Ok .mmmmHMMMM
  • as you get comfortable with skinship you learn jungkook absolutely adores giving you back hugs,,, like if you go in for a hug, he somehow turns it into a big hug
  • buries his head in the crook of your neck, nuzzles your hair, tells you the most cutely embarrassing things only because you cant see his face so he is safe 
  • but also whispers like “i drank all the juice even though you told me not to, sorry babe’ and u turn around to scold him but he’s running away laughing…..this is also a habit of his hehe
  • but no seriously he loves holding you in his arms like that and he is always the big spoon if you nap together
  • he does this thing where he pulls you just closer and closer as he gets sleepier and it’s so cute hehe u can feel his lips on the side of your neck sometimes and youre like “jungkook-’ but he’s already knocked out
  • deep into the relationships like half of your dates are either at the dorm/practice room with you and jungkook like watching anime on some laptop or the tv, usually like you two are laying upside down off the couch or are sprawled out on the floor and jin is always like ‘u two are such children!!!!!! jungkook take them out somewhere fancy!!!!’ but ur like no worries mama jin watching anime and feeding each other like nachos is my ideal type of date rofl
  • jungkook always lets you borrow clothes when u come over to the dorm
  • like he has this endless supply of big flannels and white t-shirts so ur always like laying around wrapped in the sleeves of his big flannel and namjoon is like smh is that your couple item? a damn flannel? and u and jungkook are like we are a simple couple
  • if u wear something cute jungkook doesn’t really comment but if you ask like ‘do i look nice?’ he gives you this smile slash smirk and you’re like what does that mean but he just shrugs
  • he can be so aggravating
  • once tried to used your head as an elbow rest and you almost tackled him for it
  • yoongi in the back like:SMAck dOWn 
  • jungkook also carries you to annoy you
  • like you can get up perfectly fine by yourself but jungkook scoops you up in his hands and is like ‘let’s go to the kitchen and get some snacks’ ur like i can walk i have feet but he’s just laughing like ‘i know, but im so strong right???? im such a good boyfriend’ ur like omf no ur being unnecessary 
  • but he is strong,,,,,it’s nice what no you didn’t say that
  • once you and jungkook bought a goldfish on impulse and named it ‘iron man’ and jin was like oh my god can you two even keep that thing alive for more than a week???
  • (probably not sorry iron man)
  • so like when jungkook kisses you remember how he’s like ‘i want to keep it private, this is just for us’ well he’s like that because its kind of his nature to keep things he loves all to himself and also like he’s such a slow kisser sometimes it drives you insane 
  • his kisses are like always soft never applying to much pressure and his lips move only when yours do…..he’s probably a fan of running his tongue over the roof of your mouth slowly, keep you two pressed tightly together for as long as possible with his hand no the back of your neck or on your lower back
  • you’re kinda like expecting him to snap or something, but he likes having you wait and you know want him to do more but knowing that he won’t 
  • jungkook won’t admit it but he loves it when you initiate kisses first, especially if he’s just droning on about something and you’re like ‘come here, instead of talking let’s make out’
  • in his head he’s like hell yes sign me up but on the outside hes like ‘aw you can’t wait a little lon-’ thankfully you shut him up pretty fast 
  • once taehyung got a photo of you kissing and threatened to show it to jin so jungkook did aegyo and let him record it as a payment for him to delete the picture you were like omg and jungkook was like “i sacrifice so much for us” rofl
  • jungkook and you want to go to disneyland and one day you plan to and tbh you two got to the amusement park in seoul and get matching cute headbands but thats like the only couple item u guys really have
  • minus like the flannel he bought you for a holiday once
  • and also probably like adidas slippers hoseok gave u two as a gift on ur 100th day or smthing
  • jungkook does this annoying thing where he lays his head on your stomach while you’re laying down on your phone and ur like ur heavy get off but he does not. he is like “ill get off when u put down ur phone and pay attention to me” hes like 5 
  • you guys eat street food when you don’t get to have dinner and jin nags no matter what but nothings better then walking by the han river in the night breeze holding hands and eating snacks ,,,,, its simple but to you and jungkook its relaxing 
  • once he changed your ringtone to a linkin park song and it was so loud when he called u u almost screamed 
  • in revenge you deleted gdragons albums off his phone 
  • a beautiful relationship really amazing
  • but in all seriousness when you’re down, jungkook can be awkward or clumsy, but he is caring. he really hates seeing you upset but he knows when he needs to give you space because he believes in you and knows you can fix your own problems but if you need him there, he will be there.
  • he’s not good with words but he’s good at knowing what you need like if you really need to call another friend or if you just really need a cup of your favorite tea like he’s got you. no problem. it’s like some sort of telepathy between you two
  • and you have it for jungkook too like he will never out right say he’s sad or needs to lean on your for support but you know when he’s going through something dark like you can read him and it’s comforting for him because he isn’t the type to say it specifically so thankfully you love him enough to know yourself
  • but for the most part you and jungkook are a giggling couple of fun, excitement. like people see the two of you and are reminded of their young first loves it’s so cute
  • jungkook made a photo of you sleeping-in a face mask his phone background so you made a bad fantaken of him yours and you two instead of getting mad just high fived each other for being so witty
  • jungkook shyly kissing your forehead for the first time and you being like “let me kiss yours” and him holding his bangs down like ‘nooooo way’ 
who should you fight: writers edition

f. scott fitzgerald; who wins: you

  • there’s going to be two hits: you hitting him and him hitting the floor. please fight this man. he deserves it. he’ll be too drunk to fight back. knock some sense into him.

ernest hemingway; who wins: no one

  • he’ll come at you with brute force, and he won’t feel your punches being entirely numbed by liquor. you’ll both fight it out for some minutes before both falling back and arguing who won. even if you definitely did win, he’ll say he won anyway. it’s not worth it. don’t fight hemingway. he’s a prick.

oscar wilde; who wins: him

  • you won’t necessarily fight physically. you’ll stand there dumbfounded as he rips you apart with poetic sass. you might be able to turn the fight around and grab the upper hand by appealing to his narcissism, but honestly, it’s not worth it. he’ll destroy you with his wit.

edgar allan poe; who wins: no one

  • why would you want to fight this poor man? he’s so sad and miserable. leave him alone. maybe punch him once for marrying his 13 year old cousin. he does kind of deserve a black eye for that. that’s pretty creepy. but don’t pick a fight, just let him wallow in his melancholy.

chuck palahniuk; who wins: him

  • it’s not a good idea to fight the man who created fight club. he’ll beat you to a pulp without the slightest emotion and you’ll have to listen to him drone on about consumerism coming from a man who’s made a lot of money off selling products. you’ll wish he’d let you slip into unconsciousness, but he knows how to beat you without killing you.

jack kerouac; who wins: you

  • please beat the pretentiousness out of him. he won’t fight back but will instead give you a spiel about being in love with life and how you wouldn’t be fighting him if you just looked up at the stars more often. you’ll easily defeat him.

Baltic mythology: Austėja

Austėja - ancient Lithuanian bee goddess, protector of bees and blossoms from which they collect honey and material for their honeycombs. Her cult is strongly connected with beekeeping, especially wild-hive apiculture. Austėja‘s first image was also a bee that is why people respect these insects as much as their goddess. They were amazed by how well organized the bees are, how much their life reflects human life and felt fascinated by the mystery of a bee’s death. Trees, in which they settled down, became as sacred as the bees themselves. Out of respect for them, people did not dare to brawl, quarrel, curse or act inappropriate in front of bees and whenever they found a dead bee they would bury it.

During Bičkopis feast (honey collecting from hives) people honored Austėja by showing their respect to verdure from which bees collect honey, collected honey themselves and sacrificed some of it to Austėja. Another tradition is to invite bičiuliai (your closest and the most loyal friends) and share the honey with them; they believed it pleases the goddess and motivates bees to be more hard-working. People also venerated god of drones and mead Bubilas, Austėja’s husband.

Her name itself comes from words audėja (weaver), austi (to weave); just like spiders weave their webs, bees weave their honeycombs. It is believed that Lithuanian words that refer to weaving were originally used to describe bees creating their hives and only later adapted to define the making of fabrics.

There is not much known about Austėja’s human-like appearance yet traditionally she is portrayed as a beautiful young woman with blond hair and yellow or golden clothes, sometimes wearing a flower crown.

theory: trump is a cockroach,  WAIT hear me out

He’s trying to build a wall, right?

You know what likes walls?

Cockroaches. 

You know what could survive a nuclear blast?

Cockroaches. 

Trump is going to build a wall on the Canadian border, hear me out. 

He’s going to box Americans in. 

And then he’s going to lay his little eggs in our homes and wallgreens and kmarts and Dave and Busters’. 

And then we’re all eaten alive, screaming and begging for help but unable to reach anyone cuz Trump fired all the ambassadors and he’s built up walls, political and physical, to trap us in his cockroach hive. 

But the outside world hasn’t heard from America in years, right?

So the day Trump finally tears down the wall and the world, tear-stricken and clutching their hankies, finally about to see the Americans again after all these years of utter radio silence, what happens?

It begins. 

The War. 

The War of the Roaches. 

He’s been preparing his nuclear arsenal. 

Humans never had a chance. 

The roaches are free. 

They are coming. 

They sweep Mexico and South America and Canada and what can we do?

Nothing, our biggest weapons are powerless to the roach hoard. 

We are powerless to their hardened exoskeletons and ability to survive. 

Europe thought it was safe. 

But the roaches are a highly evolved form of roach. 

Those years of hiding have paid off. 

They are coming. 

In drones. 

They fall onto the city and there’s nothing to be done, they have an immunity to bug spray and they’re impossible to smoosh, their skeletons are battle-hardened and prepared from years and years of training in American soil. 

They overtake Western Europe, and begin once more to build walls. 

Humanity is losing. 

Humanity has poisoned its water and food supply, but cockroaches can eat anything. They will survive.

They watch as humanity resorts to fighting one another and murdering each other instead of coming up with a way to preserve the resources they have left.

Meanwhile, roaches begin to collect plastic and create boats out of the Pacific Garbage Heap. 

They begin their tertiary siege.

Soon, they will begin to take over the freezing regions. 

They will create a resistance.

They have assimilated human technology. 

They will adapt.

Humans and their cultural adaptation, well.

Humans are in a disarray ever since Trump came into power.

They are no longer a worthy opposition. 

The roaches will rule. 

They are a hive, a collective, a united front. 

They do not see the differences of their shells, merely their similar form, their DNA, their shared kinship. 

Humans, individuals, are weak and squabbling.

They argue over battle tactics and what is a human life, is it worth losing one, is it right to quel the opinions of dissenters in a time of war?

Are other humans worth saving? 

Meanwhile, the roaches are preparing. 

Swarming. 

They develop bacterial agents designed to turn humans into mega roaches. 

Their DNA will be infused with our own. 

We will lose our human minds and find ourselves with only antennae and the desire to serve the Trump, our queen. 

And still, humans flounder. 

We kill ourselves  from within before our enemies can kill us. 

It’s not even a hostile takeover when they finally breach Asia and begin the process of doing the same thing. 

It’s a plea for swift assimilation, for cockroaches merely want to assimilate and eat us. 

But humans?

Humans will do things cockroaches could never do to one another, to members of the same collective hive.

Within the human consciousness, we were desperate. Hungry. Thirsty. Desiring nothing but survival and willing to doom every other member of our race to extinction if it meant living just another day.

Cockroaches share no such selfish desire.

They are one with the hive, and the hive is one of them. 

The hive will live forever, if the individual does its duty, and thus the individual does its duty with eagerness. 

For the good of the hive, for the good of the hive. 

Humans have no hive.

Humans do not see one another as friends, only enemies. 

Humans shall fall.

For the hive. For the hive. 

And who began the real cracking, the devastation, of human unity and reason?

Of human dignity and cohesion, the strands between all of us, the genetic connection between brother and sister? 

His name is Trump. 

He is the cockroach queen. 

He begins with us. 

He’s coming for the entire human race.

Be ready, brothers and sisters.

It’s us or them.