the harder the come

Just Lena - Supercorp ficlet

I just want to make it clear that I’m not shipping SuperCorp. I’m not!! This is a little thing for @ratherembarrassing because she ships Supercorp harder than all the Supercorp shippers and I am not coming to the dark side.

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Lena stood outside the apartment door, debating on whether to knock. She wasn’t even sure why she was here. All she knew was that the last week had been overwhelming, and these days, only one person seemed to be able to assuage her stress.

She stared at the prominent 3A on the door, biting her bottom lip with uncertainty. Lena took in a long breath and stood up straight. Lifting a hand, she gave the door a solid knock.

Only a moment later, the knob turned and Kara opened the door with a wide smile. That smile. The one that was so big and bright that it crinkled the corners of her eyes behind her glasses. No one had ever smiled at Lena like that. She couldn’t help but smile back.

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anonymous asked:

So...random-ish question, can animals be used in combat? I don't mean like horses which obviously can be used but more like...Say someone trained tigers and brought them into combat, how effective would they be? Could they hurt people through armour? Are likely to be easy to deal with?

There were no tigers ever bred for war to my knowledge. Closest thing I know to any great beast used like that would be in Egypt. It was said that at the Battle of Kadesh, Ramses II had a lion which was used in battle. To be honest, I don’t know if it’s true, records from that far back are sketchy. But that would be terrifying in the

Part of the problem is training and control. Animals can respond to command, but they’re not intelligent the way humans are. When it comes to non-domesticated animals, it’s even harder to train them to fight in war. To not be killed, timing and withdrawal are important, especially since animals usually can’t wear much armor.

Commonly, animals were used as mounts, with the horse as the obvious outlier. Elephants too, were used in war as mounts, as an ultra-heavy cavalry that could batter through any formation. Alexander the Great fought them effectively by using the long sarissa of his father. Interestingly enough the Romans found that a useful tool against elephants were other animals. The high-pitched squealing of pigs and horned rams could disorient and enrage elephants, who would trample their own soldiers and wreak havoc upon friendly troops. The Romans also coated the pigs in pitch and lit them aflame, causing the flaming pigs to bolt in terror toward the enemy. Elephants, already not liking the sound of the squealing pigs, also get enraged when in the presence of fire.

Now, if you’re looking at fighting animals, the most common one was the dog. Dog units formed a cornerstone of armies since antiquity, and big dogs were used to either spook horses or pounce on knights, either way knocking them off the horse and disabling them (falling off a horse in full armor will take the wind out of you right quick). As time progressed and firearms improved, the dog saw less use, but don’t think that means that dogs weren’t used in warfare after that. Even in modern times, dogs were useful as scouts and especially as sentries. Many dogs saw action well into the age of gunpowder and modern weaponry, and dogs formed a key component of armies even into the 20th century.

In the modern day, animals are used more for therapy and morale than for actual combat, but they make a great difference. Lots of strays get picked up by lonely or sad GI’s at FOB’s, and recovering veterans often benefit from therapy dogs.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

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anonymous asked:

I'm trans but I don't want to change my body. The thought of that frightens me the most. I'd honestly prefer to leave my body alone but it makes things so much harder to explain to people who I haven't come out to yet. What do you think?

You do not have to take hormones or have surgery to be trans.You do not have to explain yourself to anybody. You identify how you identify and if people don’t respect that they can honestly kick rocks.As long as you are confident and happy with yourself that’s all that matters. Do what you feel comfortable with and hopefully you have people that support and respect you.

Jay 

silver-and-ivory said: “coming out as anti-thin-straight-hair-dreadlocks has been the hardest thing i’ve ever done,” remembers argumate. “harder than coming out as gay. harder than, even, coming out as atheist.” he smiles wistfully, sadness tinging his gaze.

“Mum, Dad, I have normie aesthetic preferences.”

anonymous asked:

(1) hey! this is gonna be a bit long, but i was wondering if you could help me w/ ideas? I've written myself into a corner. i have a group of players (level 3) who are currently in this huge circus-esque tent after trying to track down a giant goat to give it back its baby. In the tent is everything they could ever want, books for the book nerd, animals for the animal lover, etc. I don't really know where to go from here? I was initially thinking that this placed was run by some liches that fed

“ (2) of joy or something, but the group is rly low leveled and in no way would be able to handle a lich at this point. any suggestions? “

 If you really wanna do a lich you can totally do a lich. Change the Lichs’ stats, make the rolls easier or harder if need be, etc. Make the lich weaker if the party comes up with particularly sad stories?


Unrelated to the ask: Sorry for not posting! I had a few big life events happen and I’m finally settled in to my new home and my honeymoon is over. I’m gonna be posting more pretty soon. Its been mostly asks lately because they’re really easy to become inspired by, or answer. Thank you for your patience and I’m excited to post regularly again!

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year 2016 & bts

3rd wheel
  • Viktor [caressing yuri's thigh]: you're getting thick again.
  • Yuri [blushing]: what kind of exercises would you recomend?
  • Viktor [smirks]: you want me to say it?
  • Yuri [blushing harder]: stop that
  • Yurio: come with us, they said.
  • Yurio: it'll be fun, they said.
Things that Yuuri on Ice has taught me:

-it’s okay to fail, so long as you pick yourself back up again and try harder

-different people show love in different ways

-good times will always come after the bad

-there is always a light in the darkness

-remember that some people need support more than motivation. (Though they are similar, they are not the same)

-talking things out is always better than keeping it in.

-you can always have someone to look up to, but it is important to find yourself

-love may not get you gold, but it will always win.

My roommate just walked in the door and asked if I have pants on because her parents are with her… so then this happened

“Stiles do you have pants on?” Derek yelled into the apartment as he unlocked the door. 

“Yeah but I can take them off if there’s sexytime in my future,” Stiles yelled back and Derek’s ears burned red.

“My mom’s with me,” Derek said, avoiding eye contact with his mother. 

Talia laughed, “Hi Stiles.”

“Hi Mrs. Hale,” Stiles said, coming out of the bedroom, face red and voice a little higher than usual, “I didn’t know you were coming by.”

“I can go if you two have big plans,” Talia said and Stiles blushed harder. Derek felt his own cheeks flush too, “I just wanted to come see the new place.”

“Well here it is,” Derek said, “Stiles don’t you have something to do not here.”

“Yep,” Stiles said, “Um, something somewhere else.”

“Oh don’t leave, I’m going,” Talia said, kissing Derek on the cheek and hugging Stiles, “I’m glad you had pants on.”

“Me too.”

She left with another laugh, “Don’t just bring you mom over without warning! What if I hadn’t had pants on!”

“I didn’t think that far,” Derek said, tugging Stiles closer.

“I’ll ditch my pants now if you want,” Stiles said as Derek nipped at his ear, “Right now.”

“Do it,” Derek whispered, voice rough, all their embarrassment forgotten as they made their way to the bedroom leaving a trail of clothes behind them.

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  • Saeyoung: [caressing MC's thigh] This part's a bit thicker.
  • MC: [blushing] What kind of exercises would you recomend?
  • Saeyoung: [smirks] You want me to say it~?
  • MC: [blushing harder] Stop that
  • Saeran: Come with us, they said.
  • Saeran: It'll be fun, they said.