the group of eight

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So last summer I was in Chicago, and this was before I’d decided to convert so I was veiling full time for pagan reasons. However, because it was summer, I had it all tied up rather than in a more, idk, flowy pagany style. Anyway. I also had gotten into the habit of dressing in fairly covering ways, although this outfit definitely did not meet tznuit standards.

Now, I only had an hour for my lunch break, and at the time, I was quite fond of Jimmy Johns turkey subs (I know.) They were filling, made incredibly fast, and I knew they wouldn’t upset my stomach. So I had power-walked almost a half mile there and a half mile back to get it, and was eating it in the hotel lobby.

As I’m in the middle of munching and trying not to be too stressed out, this group of about eight Jewish men, all wearing kippahs walk by, and they just kind of nicely-but-awkwardly acknowledged me. At the time, I had realized instantly that this probably Looked Bad if they were reading me as Jewish, but it was only today when I was back at the same hotel that I realized that not only did this obviously Look Bad but that there is actually a kosher restaurant IN this hotel.

So they must have thought that I not only was eating treif, but had actually hoofed it an entire MILE to get this sad, shitty, barely-better-than-McDonalds treif sandwich. When, in fact, I could have walked 100 feet to the left and gotten an actually nice kosher lunch. Whoops.

person: omg did you hear about camilla leaving 5h?

me: little mix are a british girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of the x factor. the band is comprised of four members; jade thirlwall, perrie edwards, leigh-anne pinnock and jesy nelson. the girl group is known for their flawless harmonies and acapella performances, their ability to sing and dance at the same time as well as their close friendship. their fourth studio album glory days which features bop after bop after bop is available to stream and buy everywhere now.

the heir - pt.1

Group : BTS 

Member : Park Jimin 

Word Count :  3,423

Description : It has been eight years, long enough for you to forget about him. But seeing your son everyday, who is almost a duplication of him, always brings back the painful memories of how the only one you had ever loved had died eight years ago. Killed by the police for being a criminal who had broken into a bank and kidnapped a hostage.  

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Druid, who has been a bear and a snake so far: “I can turn into eight other animals.”

Rest of party: “You can turn into EIGHT animals!?”

Druid: “There are eight more animals I can choose from!”

Ranger: “They’re all squirrels. You can choose between eight different squirrels.”

Me: “No, he turns into a group of eight squirrels!”

Me, fake spellcasting: “I cast Swarm Of Squirrels!”

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Judge blocks Obamacare policy that would ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or having an abortion
A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.

This weekend in Texas, a judge blocked the enforcement of an Obamacare policy that extends nondiscrimination protections in healthcare to transgender people and people who have had abortions. 

The policy would have expanded the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on gender identity or termination of pregnancy – in other words, it would have made sure that insurance providers couldn’t treat or charge people differently depending on if they’re trans or if they’ve had an abortion. Just before the policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act. 

Eight states (including Texas) and three Christian health groups had challenged the law, essentially fighting for their right to discriminate against trans people or people who have had abortions.

As explained in O'Connor’s 46-page opinion, the plaintiffs argued that the new regulation would “require them to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions, regardless of their contrary religious beliefs or medical judgment.”

The same judge issued a similar court order in August blocking a separate Obama administration policy that would have required public schools, over the objections of 13 states, to allow transgender students to use restrooms of their choice.

It was not immediately clear whether the Obama administration, which has just 20 days left in office, would seek to appeal the latest injunction.

White House spokeswoman Katie Hill decried the ruling.

“Today’s decision is a setback, but hopefully a temporary one, since all Americans - regardless of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation - should have access to quality, affordable health care free from discrimination,” she said.

Another case of people going out of their way to discriminate against those who already face countless institutional obstacles. This is horrific. 

the heir – pt. 2

Group : BTS

Member : Park Jimin

Word Count :  4,112

Description : It has been eight years, long enough for you to forget about him. But seeing your son everyday, who is almost a duplication of him, always brings back the painful memories of how the only one you had ever loved had died eight years ago. Killed by the police for being a criminal who had broken into a bank and kidnapped a hostage.  

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Most presidential campaigns fall apart under the weight of a single gaffe or shocking revelation. Donald Trump has proven to be the T-1000 of presidential bids. He furiously marched forward in spite of bullet wounds and a missing leg. His campaign is like if the Titanic was sinking, then got struck by a meteor, and then there were vampires, and it still didn’t fully submerge until it was a mile away from Liverpool.

I collected every insane story to make headlines since he accepted the Republican nomination. I will now present them all to you. I’ve grouped them into eight categories, each representing a different way the Trump campaign shat all over itself. I don’t have the confidence to claim that this is a definitive list. There were so many stories of ineptitude and repugnance that it was often difficult to keep pace. I did the best I could. Trump, on the other hand, did not.

So grab yourself a stiff drink and hunker down in your comfiest chair, because if you plan on reading about every single instance in which the Trump campaign proved itself to be the most spectacular disaster in American political history, you’re going to be here a while. Good luck, try to enjoy, and please vote.

A Blow-By-Blow Account Of The Trump Campaign Disaster

All My Friends Are Heathens, Pt.5

Summary: In an alternate universe where monsters roam freely among humans, eight of these creatures group together under one roof. Their newest member, a dark vampire, comes to meet their reoccurring house guest who may be more than what she seems.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Word Count: 4135
Genre: AU
Warnings: Mild language, sexual tension.
A/N: HEY IT’S BEEN MONTHS I KNOW BUT HERE WE ARE!! So remember how I lost the original 2000+ words I had written for Pt.5 before the file got corrupted? Well in this rewrite, I somehow doubled it so get comfy! Also, as a show of gratitude for your patience with me, I’ve been working really hard and I’ll be posting Pt.6 tomorrow and Pt.7 the day after! Three parts in three days, look at you! Just a heads up, Pt.8 will be the final update and then that’s it for this monster of a fic! I love you all so much and thank you for sticking around with me. ❤

P.S. I am such a little shit for extending the slow burn and I’m not even sorry about it…okay I’m really sorry, please don’t lynch me ILYOKAYBYE!

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[Previously]

“I’ll see you tomorrow, James,” you said, blushing at the way he smiled back. Admiring the way his lips still looked full and plump as he grinned, and the way his long lashes fluttered against his cheeks.

Bucky passed his tongue over his fangs as he watched you walk away, just one more day and he would have you again.

“I made a promise, didn’t I?”


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Stuff I experienced coming out of the theater from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

- Three little girls having their hair done in the bathroom by their mothers because “they wanted to look like Rey.”

- Several children dressed as ewoks (yes they looked incredibly out of place)

- “Wait, what’s Finn’s last name then?” “Dameron.”

- Two Jedis dueling in the cinema’s snack section.

- A few young boys questioning an older woman on Star Wars Trivia and her nailing every question, leaving the boys incredibly impressed (and humbled).

- “Okay but what about Poe?” “Honey his signal was so strong he broke my gaydar.”

- Group of seven or eight people patting, hugging and kissing a BB-8 promo model.

- Teenage girl weeping.

- Same teenage girl patting a Poe Dameron poster and whispering “My smol, gay, space son.”

- Someone screaming “VIVA LA RESISTANCE” at the top of their lungs.

- “Kylo Ren was literally just a scene kid though.”

- A man and a woman seriously discussing the genetic difference and discrepancies between Leia/Han and Kylo.

- “That was a very ill designed light saber. What if he stabbed himself in the chest with the little side bits?”

And my personal favourite:

- “I swear, Kylo Ren was like, three years old.” “So,what, your age?” 

Day 26 - Iron

In the fourth Period and the eight Group, iron is the most common metal found.

Iron is needed in all living things - animals use it to help transport oxygen from lungs to tissues, and plants use it in the production of chlorophyll.

Around 90% of metal currently refined is iron, with the majority of it used in the production of steel.

Iron beads from around 3200 BCE in Ancient Egypt were discovered to have been made from iron from a meteorite!

Blood is actually red because of iron! The chemical bonds between oxygen and iron reflect light in a way that makes it appear red.

did Jane really just say ‘is this some sort of jape’? im fucking screAMING…

im so glad they’re keeping Vriska’s memory alive

I hope they have a bunch of Vriska-related memes that their whole group just says to each other

imagine them purposely drawing things out in eights or saying ‘all of it’ in reply to things or just other little Vrisky mannerisms, keeping her with them in spirit until Terezi returns with her,,

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On this day in music history: November 21, 1960 - “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also peaking at #3 on the R&B singles chart on November 7, 1960. Written by Maurice Williams, it is the biggest hit for the doo wop vocal group from Lancaster, SC. Having existed in earlier incarnations as The Royal Charms and The Gladiolas, the group score their first hit in 1957 with “Little Darlin’” (#11 R&B). The success of their version on the pop chart is stunted by Canadian vocal group The Diamonds who cover the song and peak at #2 (for eight weeks) on the pop singles chart. Williams writes “Stay” in 1953 when he was only fifteen years old, inspired by a plea to his girlfriend not to go home when she was supposed to. The group record the song in a converted radio studio in Columbia, SC, then taking the finished recording back their label Herald Records in New York City. Released in September of 1960, “Stay” breaks on influential station CKLW in the Windsor, Ontario, Canada/Detroit, MI area. Entering the Hot 100 at #86 on October 3, 1960, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. Clocking in at one minute and thirty-seven seconds (though original copies of the single lists the timing as 1:50), it also makes history as the shortest record to ever hit number one on the Billboard singles chart. The song is covered numerous times, included charted versions by The Four Seasons and Jackson Browne. “Stay” is also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Dirty Dancing” in 1987.

alone

adj. having no one else present; on one’s own.

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warnings: swearing


Aside from the sound of the crunching dead leaves underfoot, there was an aura of silence suspended over the group. Nearing the edge of the forest, you took note of the small township you were to spend the night in. Trailing ever so slightly behind the group, you couldn’t help but notice how well everyone seemed to get along, and then there was you. You often found yourself bringing up the rear of the group, sleeping off to the side alone with one exception. You and Daryl seemed to drift towards each other, and you simply figured it’s because he felt a sense of responsibility for you. You’d been with the group since Daryl had found you on a street in Atlanta eight months ago, and maybe you were just being touchy, but you felt as though the group thought of you as more of a burden than even a friend.

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Males Are Not Stronger Than Womyn

“One fascinating 1996 study looked for a possible training effect to account for gender differences. Researchers wanted to know what the influence of practice might be. To find out, they made a comparison of dominant and nondominant arm throws. Videotapes were made of three age-groups of kids (seven to eight years, nine to ten years, and eleven to twelve years) performing forceful overarm throws with both their dominant and nondominant hands. The dominant hand results were typical of those reported in earlier studies. One of these, for example, reported second-grade boys as throwing 72 percent faster than second-grade girls. But when the use of the nondominant hand was compared, what do you know? There were no differences in how fast boys and girls threw!

What could this mean? Simply that practice is what gave boys superior throwing skills. If gender differences in performance were, in fact, ‘strongly related to biological factors,’ these researchers argued, ‘then gender differences should persist when children throw with their nondominant arm.’ In fact, performance differences between the use of boys’ dominant and nondominant hands were so huge, it strengthened the authors’ theory that practice, and practice only, is what gave boys the edge.”

-”The Frailty Myth” by Colette Dowling. Pages 64-65