You’re an astronaut on the first mission to the moon since the 1970’s. You begin to dig for samples in the soft sentiment when your shovel hits something soft, yet tough. You brush the dirt away, revealing a dead man in a bloody spacesuit.
The Signs According to Books
1-3 of the Zodiac series
Aries: JUST. SO. AGGRESSIVE.
Taurus: Is probably always right. The cool big sister of the zodiac.
Gemini: 10/10 would invite to a party.
Cancer: Can’t catch a break. Ever. As in, the universe will probably implode before they catch a break.
Leo: Cares too damn much. Biggest strength, bigger weakness. Impossible not to like; if they stabbed you, you’d apologize for getting blood on their knife-level likeable.
Virgo: idk, man? Romina Russell was trying so hard not to self-insert, it’s almost painful. Probably 👍🏽
Libra: A f*cking delight. Coolest people you will ever meet. Also kind, smart af, adventurous, kinda slutty (and soooo good at it 😉). Hands down the best.
Scorpio: Looks like it’s evil. Walks like it’s evil. Quacks like it’s evil. Shockingly un-evil. Low key badass who you probably want on your side when the going gets rough.
Sagittarius: Pretty and popular, but has no filter. You will never have to question how they feel about you.
Capricorn: The Gandalf of the zodiac. The Dumbledore books 1-6 of the zodiac. Listen for they are wise. Human personification of cuddling up next to a fireplace with a blanket and cocoa on a cold winter’s night.
Aquarius: The root of all evil. Everything that has ever or will ever be seductive. A dream you could get lost in. Knows you better than you know yourself.
Pisces: Kind. Selfless. Good. Cinnamon roll. Literally too pure for this world–it will probably get them killed.
• magnus is the easiest to talk to and get Right Answers with but he’s the hardest to actually romance. the boy has an angsty backstory and Layers
• taako has the hardest route. 17 bad endings 1 good ending. all 17 bad endings are variations of him just never calling you back because he forgot
• if you don’t mind coming second to plants merles ya guy. like you have to grow a flower in real time before he deems u worthy and even then he only has neutral endings plus one bad ending where he flirts with some vines
• avi is the buff jock man with a very deep and intricate backstory but you only unlock it if you throw your computer at moon cannonball velocity
• johan is really hard because u gotta befriend the voidfish first before he even Looks At You
• noelle… saddest most angsty route you’ve ever played in any game. teach this robot how to feel again. you’ll die in the process
• kravitz: there’s a setting where you can make it so he’s a skeleton all the time
• garfield the deals warlock. only bad endings
• angus is the guy who tells u who’s into who and who likes what. he’s your buddy on the inside. he has ur back. “what would magnus like as a gift” well the boy detective knows
I made a donation! Steve is really excited about space and the idea of exploring the universe.
(Setting this in the comic book universe, because it’s fun, but also moving it up a little timewise :D)
Two weeks after the Avengers pulled Steve out of the ice, he stormed into Tony Stark’s office.
“We went to SPACE?” Steve demanded.
Tony looked up, saw the expression on his face, and set his paperwork aside.
“Yuri Gagarin, 1961, first man in space,” Steve read from the book in his hand. “1969, America lands a man on the moon. 1998, the International Space Station begins construction; the first residential crew arrives in 2000. 2004, Spirit Exploration Rover lands on Mars. We went to space?”
“Sure. Are still going, though not at the rate we used to be,” Tony said, leaning back in his chair.
“Why didn’t you tell me this the minute I woke up?” Steve asked excitedly.
“Captain, of the millions of wonders of the twentieth century, it didn’t occur to me that space is what you’d be a nerd about,” Tony replied.
“Have we met aliens yet?” Steve asked. “Google seems untrustworthy when it comes to aliens.”
“Not yet,” Tony allowed.
“Is Stark Industries working on space exploration?”
Tony cocked his head. “Not directly. I’ve been thinking about it, but Elon Musk really wanted to take the first stab at private space tourism.”
“But what about Iron Man?”
“The suit’s not space-safe yet. Why? Want me to build you one?” Tony joked.
“Would you? A space suit that would take me to the moon?” Steve asked. “Or – or Mars?”
“Calm down, Space Cowboy,” Tony said, laughing. “I can’t build you a suit that’ll get you to Mars, but I could build you a rocket. It’s a long journey, at least a year to get there and back, realistically more like two. But if you want to go, I can put R&D on it. You’re the most likely to survive, honestly.”
“You’d do that for me?” Steve asked.
“Well, for you and for the good of all mankind,” Tony said.
“I – well, maybe let’s start with the ISS,” Steve replied. “If it’s not a bother.”
“I’ll call NASA,” Tony replied. “Can I tell them it’s a request from Captain America?”
Steve drew himself up, chest puffing out. “You can tell them I’d find it a personal honor to serve the space program.”
“Nerd,” Tony said, holding the phone to his ear. “Stick around, they’ll probably want to ask you your measurements for a flight suit.”
Pairing: Guzma/Reader Plot: After interfering in official Team Skull business one too many times, the grunts take you back to their boss to see what he wants to do with you. He quickly figures it out, and sends the grunts on their way. Warnings: Smut, rough sex, possible dubcon Notes: More smut since ya’ll are so thirsty for this man lmao. Also Idk if it’s related or not but after I posted my first smut fic with Guzma I saw a ton of others posted on AO3 so God bless ya’ll, keep the porn coming
“Let go of me!” You snarl at the men holding your arms, trying to keep you from thrashing. A pink haired women in front of you only laughs, holding up your bag like a prize. “Whatever, bitch! You keep fuckin’ with us, now we gonna fuck with you,” she says, laughing and turning to walk down the dirt path, the two blue haired men dragging you after her.
In the Arabic alphabet, there are 28 letters; 14 of them are the so called Sun Letters (حُرُوف شَمْسِيّة), the other 14 are the Moon Letters (حُرُوف قَمَرِيّة). Depending on whether a word starts with a Sun Letter or a Moon Letter, the article ال is pronounced differently. The rules for this are quite simple:
If a word starts with a Moon Letter, ال is pronounced al. If a word starts with a Sun Letter, you do not pronounce the ل (lam; like the english letter l) in the article ال. What happens here is that the ل is assimilated. Instead, you pronounce the first letter of the word, the Sun Letter, with a ّ - a shadda; that means it’s pronounced twice, like in the word الشَّمْس (ash-shams; the sun) for example or in الرَّجُل (ar-rajul; the man).
These are the Moon Letters:
أ ب ج ح خ ع غ ف ق ك م ه و ي
And these are the Sun Letters:
ت ث د ذ ر ز س ش ص ض ط ظ ل ن
Now, technically speaking, you have to memorize them. There’s not really a way around it; but maybe you can make out some patterns as to which letters are Sun Letters and which ones are Moon Letters. For example, you might notice that a lot of Moon Letters tend to be pronounced in the back of your mouth or your throat whereas your tongue plays a more important role in pronouncing the Sun Letters. They’re pronounced in a way that would make it difficult for you to pronounce them together with the letter ل. Try saying al-schams (الشَّمْس; the sun) instead of saying ash-shams or al-rajul (الرَّجُل; the man) instead of ar-rajul and you might realize it’s more difficult than saying for example al-qamar (القَمَر; the moon) or al-bait (لبَيت; the house).
I do recommend you practice these if memorizing things isn’t for you. To help you, I have compiled a list with words that start with Sun Letters and words that start with Moon Letters. Knowing example-words that start with the letters in question helps me personally remember which ones are Sun Letters and which ones are Moon Letters the best so maybe it’ll help you too! (Feel free to point out mistakes or suggest corrections and bear with me because of the transliteration. I’ve only ever learnt how to do it in German.)
And first he crafted a shield, both great and sturdy,
And added ornaments on every side,
And around the edge he fashioned a triple rim
Shiny and flashing; and onto it he fastened
A silver shield-strap. The shield itself
Layers in all; and onto it he worked
Many adornments, with all his clever craft.
He fashioned on it the Earth, and Heaven too,
Along with the sea, the Sun that never tires,
And the full Moon, plus all the constellations
That Heaven is crowned with: the Pleiades, the Hyades,
Mighty Orion, and the Bear, which men
Also call the Wagon; it turns forever
In the same place and keeps its eye on Orion,
And it alone has no share in the baths of Ocean.
World War 3 came and decimated the entire population and all records. Centuries later people don’t know about the Apollo missions and are eager to send the “first” man the moon. When they get there, they find the American flag and realize that someone, or something, has beat them to it.
glassofwhiskey: Just ran across this shot of this beautiful man and I and I had to share it. There’s a story behind this shot. This day. I remember it like it was yesterday. Memories are funny that way. This was the first day back to work after falling head first in love with my wife. Feeling the heat of the Albuquerque sky as I told him about what had happened to me that past weekend. I went on and on about what I was feeling and he interrupted me and asked me a question. He said “Do you put the moon and the stars in the sky for her”? I said I hope so. You don’t know?!? You must know. I called her and he asked her himself and then he sang to her. It was incredible. That’s the type of man that he is. Loud bark and no bite who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s also a huge romantic so that’s why he wanted to put us on the spot. A couple of years later I asked him to read a poem at our wedding. He asked me if I had one in mind and I said that I wanted him to choose one. I know it will be perfect. And it was. I love this picture. I love this man. Jonathan Banks you beautiful beast you, I miss you every single day