the high tech home

A $50 million heist with improvised tools

The master tools of real-life breaking and entering are typically just everyday objects, reimagined and transformed for criminal purposes. Consider the shockingly successful Antwerp diamond heist back in February 2003, when more than $50 million worth of diamonds were stolen from a high-security vault in the center of that city’s well-protected jewelry district. To a great extent, the extraordinary ease with which that crime was carried out came down to simple objects bought from the local hardware store. A broomstick, a brick of polystyrene, some black electrical tape, a can of hair spray: these were enough to subvert and neutralize more than a million dollars’ worth of high-tech security sensors, as if a rewards shopper at Home Depot had somehow managed to rob Fort Knox.

Think, for a second, about how frustrating this would be: you install some futuristic motion detector in your underground supervault and a bunch of anonymous strangers get around it by sticking a piece of Styrofoam on the end of a broomstick; stand that up in front of a motion detector while the lights are still off and it won’t see anything move for weeks. It’s embarrassing. You could try to catch the bad guys using your state-of-the-art thermal  camera—something space-age and intimidating—but they’ve got a can of hair spray. They uncap it and coat your fine-tuned electronics with a sticky film of aerosolized beauty products and render it useless. So you turn to your light sensor, something so sensitive it can pick up even the glow of an uncovered wristwatch—but your ingenious adversaries have arrived with a roll of electrical tape. They rip off a few inches, wrap it around your sensor, and all that gear is now totally obsolete. The vault is theirs to ransack. They have spent less than fifty bucks at a hardware store, yet they’ve caught your million-dollar setup with its pants down.

~ Geoff Manaugh, A Burglar’s Guide to the City

Pictures from Wired: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist, a detailed account of the Antwerp heist.

MBTI Type Home Preferences

INTP: Trailer, High-Tech House, Eco-House

INTJ: Trailer, High-Tech House, Eco-House

INFP: Cabin in Woods, Lakehouse, Small Home, One-Story House, or Home by the Ocean or Sea, Small Eco House

ISFP: Cottage, One-Story House

ESFJ: Two-Story House, Mansion, One-Story House, Cottage

ISFJ: Two-Story House, One-Story House, Cabin in Woods, Cottage

ENTJ: Condo, Post-Modern House, Ultra-Modern House

ISTP: Trailer

ESTP: Two-Story House, One-Story House, Ranch House, Trailer, Apartment

ESTJ: Ranch House, Farm House

ISTJ: Two-Story House, One-Story House, Ranch House

INFJ: Cabin in Woods, Lakehouse, or Home by the Ocean or Sea

ESFP: Two-Story House

ENFP: Condo, Ultra Modern House

ENTP: High-Tech House, Eco-House, Post-Modern House, Trailer, Modular House

ENFJ: Small Home, One-Story House, Two-Story House, Trailer, Apartment

Here is the first WIP of the Modern Male Witch Home Office!

The theme is high tech shizzle, with lots of neon colors (mostly blue and pink). Am I still missing things? I found it very hard to think of what to put in there. Just think of this as the ultimate cozy PC gaming hub! What would you want to have in there?

Suggestions about what to leave out, what to add, what to animate etc. are all welcome! <3

Love me like you do (Part 3)-Balem series

A/N: As promised, here is the next installment. ❤️ Feedback always welcomed! I’m not sure how long this will be….it came out to be six parts, but now I wanna extend it and make Balem suffer for some ass lmao

MASTER LIST


*****


It took a moment for Mr. Night to leave, and you watched him carefully until the large doors closed. With the softest of footsteps you creeped over to the door, placing your ear to it. There was nothing but silence on the other side, and ignoring the voice nagging you to stay put, you tugged on the handles, furrowing your brow when they didn’t budge.

“No, no, no! Ugh! Come on!”

You kicked the doors in annoyance, running a hand through your hair as you whined loudly. There didn’t seem to be an escape route anywhere near you, and as you glanced around the room you felt your stress levels increase. No matter where you looked, nothing around you appeared to be familiar. The bed was large, gold and black sheets tucked neatly around it, and large silk curtains hung from the bed posts. A far cry from your simple twin bed back in your apartment, not to mention the large bath at the edge of the chambers, marbled, and of course lined with gold. It was almost too perfect in your opinion, and if you had to venture a guess, this room belonged to the only man who seemed worthy of it.


“Every woman’s dream bed.”

You muttered, running your fingers over the many pillows that laid against the headboard. You had to wonder how oddly that man slept in order to need so many pillows. Or was it meant for decoration? Either way, it seemed excessive, though you couldn’t deny how comfortable it looked. With a sigh, you turned towards the windows, at least you guessed that’s what they were. Long black curtains hung over the far side of the room, blocking one long wall, and you curiously walked over to them. You pulled the curtain back, eyes widening at the view before you.


“Dear god…”


There stood towers along the horizon, dark, smoky, and ominous as they clashed with the dusty orange color of the sky. Bright lights aligned the tips of them, some red, others yellow, and if you squinted you could make out a few people running along the ramps, and bridges. It looked like the oil refineries back on earth, and if you didn’t just witness the many odd creatures, and high tech weapons, you’d actually think you were back home.

“Where am I?”

You bit down on your lip in thought, worrying it between your teeth as you tried not to lose your mind. Crazy at seemed, the only realistic option was that this was an entirely different planet, and you were just kidnapped by some space overlord. You supposed, as far as fairy tales went, this could’ve gone a lot worse.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?”

With a start, you jumped back, hitting the large windows along the wall as your eyes met those of the man who had incapacitated you earlier. He was standing just before you, hands clasped together in front of him, looking as confident as ever. Green eyes trailed over your form, as if he was studying your every feature and logging it in his mind.

“W-Where did you…?”

You held a hand over your heart, clutching at it as if that would settle the rapid beat. It was almost unsettling how quiet he was, and you had to wonder how he even managed to sneak up on you. You didn’t recall the sound of doors opening or footsteps.

He scoffed, lips curling up into a smirk as he edged closer to you. With every inch of distance he closed, you stepped further back, trying to sink into the window like that would save you from his menacing presence. With a swift glance over your body, he moved his gaze to the outside view, a proud expression on his face.

“Jupiter.”

“What?”

His chest was mere centimeters from your own, and you were far too flustered by the proximity to process his words.

“Is that not what you earthlings call it?”

He seemed unimpressed with your silence, and he looked you over with a glint of annoyance in his eyes. For some reason, that alone was enough for you to find some courage and respond to him.

“You mean to tell me I’m on another planet….?”

You look back outside, an overwhelming feeling taking over as your gaze roamed along the refinery. How was any of this even possible? A day ago you were leaving your simple part time job at a coffee shop, and you wake up on Jupiter. How exactly does one explain that?

“That can’t be-”

“Have you lived your life believing your own kind to be all that exists?”

Balem leaned down, whispering softly as you trembled before him.

“It is better to accept this, than to pretend it isn’t true.”

He moved away from you, giving you a disgusted look before turning quickly on his heel. His cape created a soft breeze as he walked away, and you stood against the corner, gripping the glass as best you could in your moment of panic.

“Change your clothes, the ones you have on are hideous.”

You looked after him, scowling deeply at his insult.

“I-”

“Now.”

His tone was even, finished, and before you could argue back you saw him lift a steady hand and click something behind his ear before he seemed to teleport away in a mass of blue and gray.

He left you there, even more confused than before. As if he simply told you the time of day and expected you to be okay with it. You walked towards the bed, touching the soft material of the outfit left behind for you. You weren’t sure what game this Balem, at least that’s what others seem to be calling him, was playing with you. However, you weren’t too keen on being part of whatever it was. He appeared to be far more intrigued by you than expected, and judging by the lizard creature from the dungeons that captured you, being able to keep your life seemed to be a rarity around a man like him.


You picked up the dress, raising an eyebrow in disapproval at it. It was long, black of course, and the bottom half was a coarse, transparent material that allowed anyone to see the bodysuit and your legs underneath. The top, though ornate, was far too revealing for your tastes, and the long sleeves were made up of designs of leaves and flowers. It was beautiful, that wasn’t debatable, but this was not something you were even close to use to wearing. The V neck didn’t leave much to the imagination, you had to guess, but after seeing the outfits he wore these people seemed to value their fashion far more than their hospitality.

“Definitely not.” You dropped the dress back on the bed, scoffing at it. You are quite content with your sweater and leggings at this point, and you had no interest in extending your stay here. Moreover, did he truly expect you to flaunt about in a revealing outfit? Not to mention it might be for his own sick pleasure.

“Oh my god, am I sex slave?”

You slapped your cheeks with your hands, pursing your lips in deep thought. He could’ve certainly taken advantage already if he truly wanted to. He was far stronger than you, and even possessed abilities beyond the scope of normal. So, if he intended to have you, he was certainly taking his time. You guessed that was at least a decent thing he could do.

The doors opened just then, and you looked up to see two women, clad in very loud outfits of you said so yourself, coming towards you.

“Um…”

“Lord Balem has asked that we make sure you clean yourself up.”

“Clean myself up? That jerk…”

You whispered the last part, not wanting anyone getting the word out that you had just insulted their king, or emperor, whatever he was to them.

“That’s not necessary.”

You tried waving them off, but they simply looked at one another with smiles before continuing their pace towards you. You quickly rose from the bed, debating whether running off was a good idea, but they instantly grabbed the dress and with some odd device waved it over you. You gasped when the leggings and sweater disappeared, leaving you naked before these two women like it was nothing.

You moved to cover yourself, but with another movement of the device the black dress was now so elegantly clung around your body.

“Perfection.”

One of the girls bowed to you, smiling and softly clapping her hands together as the other one nodded.

“Lord Balem will be pleased.”

“What is wrong with you-”

Before you could get your insults and annoyances out, they turned gracefully around and headed back outside, leaving you there tugging on the dress and attempting to get out of it.

You looked up to see them bowing to someone, and with your hands clutching the upper half of the outfit, you saw Balem enter the room again, this time screaming his head off at that mousey looking man.

“I did not ask for your opinion, Mr.Night! I-”

Balem’s gaze fell upon you, hiding behind one of his bed posts with a blush on your face. It was obvious you weren’t comfortable being so ‘on display’ for people, but as he turned more towards you, he could see the dress perfectly from his point of view.

The V neck dipped beautifully over your chest, revealing just enough to gain his complete attention, and the bottom revealed your long legs to his wandering eyes. It was a sight he wouldn’t soon forget, and with a single movement he pushed the clipboard into Mr.Night’s hands roughly, his dark, silky voice echoing in the room.

“Leave us.”

“Yes, my Lord.”

Without hesitation, probably from being scolded earlier, Mr.Night scurried out of the chambers, giving his Lord one last nervous glance before shutting the doors, and bowing.


****

Thoughts?!

Originally posted by prettynerdieworks

anonymous asked:

I wish you would write a fic... where it’s explained how the red robe the IPRE wear are so durable (survives in lichdom, only surviving clothing found on Lups skeleton). Loveyourblogandloveyoubye!

oh my god…..this is such a good concept……..i mean the thing is you could take it silly or srs, right? like run w/ it so that its high tech fabric of the future from their home planet and basically the magic equivalent of a astronaut suit uh whats that called i totally forget sorry. 

or you know, just like…..dont worry about it. kravitz realizes that taako has been wearing the same jacket n robe combo for like two centuries and taako is like “dont worry about it my man” and kravitz is like “uh” 

i forget where im going with this but this is a very good concept and i love u 2. 

The Civilian { ch.4}

Summary:What do you do after accidentally catching the government seemingly teaming up with a dangerous prisoner ? Will you take matters into your own hands to try saving those who will be put in danger,or will you fall back to keep your own life secure ?

Warnings: swearing , angst, drama , that’s it for now 😜

Pairings:(steve rogers x reader ) ( avengers x reader)( bucky Barnes x reader ) ( team cap x reader )

Masterlist    {The Civilian Series}


 Your heart is beating out of your chest as you watch the screen , waiting for Ross to enter the conference room . Tchalla contacted steve, telling him that the bugs were dropped as soon as Ross entered the lobby . But thankfully for the kings genius tech team, they managed to take them all out , despite the bugs cloaking device making them nearly invisible. You’re sat between Bucky and wanda , your hand entwining with Wanda’s in her lap .

You all freeze when the door opens and you see Ross and Tchalla enter . As far as you know, al tchalla can do is confront Ross about bringing zemo into gov business, and bugging the building . What else is there to do? And everyone knows Ross will deny anything he can .

& the show begins .



- In the Conference Room - ( open POV )

Tchalla enters, leading Secretary Ross and a few others in . they all take a seat, Tchalla sitting at the head of the table with an expressionless face .

“ thank you for holding this meet your highness .” Ross says with a fake smile . Tchalla locks his eyes on his , staring him down .

“ I am to set an example for others, welcoming others warmly into my country shows my people to be trusting of others despite their differences. With saying that, would you care to explain to me , why , after warmly welcoming you to my country, to my home, that you would plant these high tech , still experimental bugs in my home.” His tone is even , never rising .

Ross’s eyes almost big out of his head, but he swiftly changes his expression.

“ It’s dangerous to accuse someone without evidence King Tchalla .”

Tchalla nods, he presses the intercom button on the desk infront of him, asking his assistant to come in. She does, carrying a bag of now visible bug devices . She drops them in the middle of the table . There’s not a sound in the room , but Ross is visibly sweating now .

“ we have reason to believe you are housing captain Rogers and his band of criminals . Someone as intelligent as you would know that’s not something anyone would admit to . We had to get creative in finding out . Rogers aided in the escape of them from the raft, and Barnes escape . In case you’ve forgotten , they’ve all acted against their country. ” Ross snaps . Tchalla chuckles in reply, leaning his elbows on the table ,

“ secretary, I am very aware of the actions that occurred , in case you’ve forgotten I was very involved with the accords and the events surrounding them . I have recently been informed that you inquired help from Zeno in decrypting Barnes trigger book even further . Is that correct ?”

Silence . After moments Ross finally answers" yes, we had the resources to read the book so we took it . “

” and what were you planning on doing with all that information exactly ? “

” I don’t see where there’s a problem you highness . Or how this is your business . “ Ross states with a sharp tone

” you came into my home to invade my privacy, the privacy of my people , and your going to take that tone with me ? “ Tchalla finally breaks, his voice raising.


Y/n POV

” all they are going to do is go back and forth , no ones going to admit anything.”Steve angrily mumbles .

Steves right , what’s going to come of this? Tchalla cuts the civil relationship with your country? Ross finding sketchier ways to snoop until he finds us ? There has to be a way- THE ACCORDS .

“get me on the phone with Tchalla assistant now.”You yell, leaping off the couch towards steve . He hesitates,

“ITS NOT A REQUEST STEVE , NOW!”You bark , surprisingly he obeys , dialing a few things on his phone and handing it to you

When the line picks up you immediately start
“this is y/n, I need you to find a copy of the accords , quickly look through any highlighted part or under any part concerning the American government, their actions and criminals in containment.”
There is silence, besides the clicking of what you assume to me a computer mouse .

It feels like forever before you hear her voice ,
“incredible .” The line goes dead and you run back to your spot between wanda and Bucky with a knowing smirk on your face, shits about to go down, let’s get ready to rumble ! You giggle at your own inner monologue, drawing questioning stares from the others . You simply point to the tv, watching as they all turn back to watch.youre not sure what was in the accords that’s going to help at halls, but you can just feel it’s a drastic game-changer. 


Conference room ( open POV)

The rooms been silent, Tchalla glaring at Ross while Ross stares out the open window . Everyone’s eyes go the the doors as they open to reveal his secretary holding a small stack of paper . She proceeds to hand them to Tchalla and quickly exits .

Tchalla looks over the the papers, a deep smirk playing at his lips and she shakes his head in disbelief as he reads the sticky note on top
~ Miss y/n called , thought you should take a look at the accords one more time . This will not end in a stalemate, not when we have a leader like you. Congratulations Sir .
He wonders how he didn’t realize this sooner . He also praises y/n, wondering how this young girl could be this clever . His eyes follow along the highlighted lines if tiny print of the selected pages

 sokovian accords - Act 7-
Any of the signing countries of the accords are not to go against another , or to approach another hastily or in any way considered hostile . He accords are to be a trust between the agreeing countries . If the trust is compromised , the accords can be nulled. A gathering of the signed countries will be required to decide whether or not the breach of trust is a liability to the rest of the accords and its participants
.”

Tchalla repeats the lines in his head before speaking out ,

“ I would say this is a full breach of trust and confidence in my country secretary Ross . If you can try to accuse my country so easily , I’d assume you’d do it to others if presented any reason to.”

“yes, I would . When to it comes to matter like this, I do what I think is needed.”

“good to know. I will be requesting a full accords hearing as soon as possible to address this , this is proper grounds to null the accords fully . This much distrust can not go unheard by the other participants, don’t you think?”

Ross is silent , as he stands with the others to leave , as he does Tchalla calls out
“ and I’m sure they’ll be overjoyed to be informed of your teamwork with zemo, and how you trusted him enough to jeopardize the treaty just to follow his advice . I’m more then sure we will be able to come to a compromise over Barnes also . See you soon Secretary.”


Y/ns POV

Everyone’s eyes are wide, wanda covers her mouth in shock , Steves speechless, Clint and Scott are cheering , while everyone else is speechless . 

“if he calls this hearing , and the other counties agree to null the accords , you can all go home . Back where you belong . Your names will be cleared, all of you.” You say quietly, even you are in disbelief .You direct your eyes to Buckys glossy ones, locking with them as you watch relief & shock flood over him . 

 You know it’s still early , the hearings could be unsuccessful ,the other counties could still side with Ross ; but something inside you tells you it’s going to work .    You smile as you look around the room , tears freely flowing down your cheeks at the realize that clint & Scott are going to get he chance to see their families again , wanda will get to see vision , steve can live his life with his Bestfriends , , Sam will finally get the New York style pizza he hasn’t shut up & finally , bucky can start a new life as a newperson. Everyone is going to get to be free . What hits you the hardest is that Bucky gets to be free, after everything he’s been through , he’s might actually get to be free & that’s reason enough for you to be smiling like you are.

All you can do is pray that the hearing goes your way , that the others aren’t as twisted as Ross.

Everything’s worked out so far right? What else do I have to lose .

Xx

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nooowestayandgetcaught  asked:

jason todd/roy harper hahahahahaha

Ah!! Thank you so much Rie! It’s been so long, I’ll try my best for you!

send me ✿ + a ship and i’ll tell you…

  • who is more excited for halloween?
    • Roy. I can see Roy really getting into the Halloween spirit and decorating his and Jason’s apartment, trying to set silly traps up where if Jason were to trigger them, some sort of spooky decoration would pop out and scare him. But the thing is, they never work. Jason can see all of these tricks from a mile away, no matter how sly Roy tries to be. Eventually Jason gets annoyed to the point where he sets up a trap up himself, which Roy falls for within the first 10 minutes. To this day Jason has yet to let Roy live it down!
  • who gives the best gifts?
    • Jason, and it pisses Roy off too, because Roy spends weeks in advance trying to figure out the perfect gift for Jason, but then Jason has the audacity to come home bearing some sort of trinket, saying, ‘it made me think of you’, in such a simple way that drives Roy insane because why can’t he do that?? Yet Jason is so sincere and earnest when he presents the gift, that the initial anger is soon forgotten it melts Roy’s heart every single time.
  • who sings along to the radio the loudest?
    • Roy. I swear, this man is a human jukebox in the way he seems to know every song that comes up on the radio, regardless of the genre or station. He’s totally unashamed in the way he belts out the lyrics, and Jason will never admit it, but he loves Roy’s voice. Even if it’s a song he despises, he adores the way Roy sings along. Roy totally knows how Jason feels though, he’s caught the soft smile that graces Jason’s lips while he’s driving and singing along from the corner of his eye on more than one occasion.
  • who actually finishes a book they’ve started?
    • Roy. Once he’s found a sweet action/adventure story that really grabs his attention, he’s hooked, and he’ll see it through to the end! Jason on the other hand, to me, feels like the kind of guy who might try to read something, especially if Roy suggested it to him, but once  the surroundings are right for reading (ie warm, quite, preferably somewhere near Roy), he’ll nod off within the first 10 minutes.
  • who falls asleep during a movie?
    • Jason. Again, when the conditions are just right, and this time he is most definitely curled up with Roy, he just feels so safe and warm, he can’t help but doze off, especially if Roy decides to casually run his fingers through Jason’s hair while they’re watching something.
  • who plans a surprise getaway vacation?
    • Jason. He’s pretty much like: “Pack your bags, Roy. We’ve got places to be.” and Roy is so low-key that he goes along with it, all the while knowing that Jason has an ulterior motive that he has yet to share with him (read: an international mission). So I guess it’s not so much of a vacation, so much as it’s the job, only this time certain opportunities arise, which Roy is eager to take advantage of. “Oh look how convenient, the beach is just 2 km away. When in Rome, amiright, or amiright, Jaybird?”
  • who comes home with useless decorative knick knacks for the house every single day?
    • Neither. I think both Jason and Roy are the type to spend their money on high-tech home security, gadgetry, or anything far more useful. Though, as stated earlier, if anyone brings home a knick-knack on occasion it’s Jason, simply because the trinket made him think of Roy.
  • who takes more pictures?
    • Roy. He has to get a quick snapshot of anything he finds aesthetically pleasing, and he’s always trying to get more pictures of Jason. But the thing is, Jason never willingly lets Roy take his picture. Whenever Roy has his phone out and it’s obvious that he’s trying to get a shot, Jason turns away or darts out of the camera’s view, however Roy’s managed to get a few good shots in when he thinks Jason’s not looking. In reality, Jason knows, but in those circumstances he’s too tired to put up a fight, and often when Roy takes the picture Jason’s feeling melancholic, because he hasn’t accepted the fact that someone like Roy exists, who actually wants to be able to see him, even when he’s not physically present, and wants his image imprinted somewhere so it can be remembered forever. For some reason, after every time these ‘secret’ photos are taken, Jason finds himself wrapped in Roy’s warm embrace, with soft kisses pressed against his temple and sweet whispers teling him just how much he means to Roy.
  • who likes baths? who likes showers?
    • Both Jason and Roy prefer showers, one because they prefer to be quick and efficient about the entire process, but more notably, because of the hot, steamy shower sex. There’s just something about the sound the water makes when it hits the tile and splashes everywhere that just makes both Jason and Roy go wild. If by chance they find themselves in the shower together, it’s only a matter of seconds before one of them is pinning the other against the wall, smashing their lips together in heated kisses and hands touching every inch of bare skin within reach, quickly giving away to passionate love-making.
  • who keeps a weekly planner?
    • Jason, however this something he fills out retroactively, jotting down every decision he’s made, everything he’s done, why he did it, and when he did it, because every once in awhile, he gets into a self-destructive state of mind where he can’t help but question his motives and wonder if his way really is the right way. Filling out this weekly planner with all of his accomplishments was actually Roy’s idea, because while he’s always there to support Jason through all of this, it helps when there’s an entire book full of Jason’s work that Roy can pull out to remind him that what he does really makes a difference in the world.
  • who actually watches the discovery channel?
    • Roy, simply because I think he has a greater sense of morbid curiosity.
  • who brings up having kids first?
    • Jason.  If these two ever settled down to the point where they could feasibly raise a child together, Jason would eventually ask about it. After what happened with Lian, I’m not sure that he would feel like he was capable of raising a child, even with Jason at his side. This is where Jason would have to step in and rescue Roy from his tortured past, and make him realize that things are different now, he’s a far cry from the man he used to be, and that he’s not alone.
  • who fixes things around the house when they break?
    • Jason. I feel like he developed a knack for fixing things during his late childhood/early teen years while living at Wayne Manor, because he never wanted to admit to Bruce or Alfred whenever he missed his target with a dart gun, and ended up sending a priceless antique vase to the floor. It’s a good thing that he kept that talent, because Roy can be a bit of a klutz at times.
  • who leaves their dirty towels on the floor?
    • Both, actually. Getting either of these two men to do laundry before one of them takes the last pair of clean underwear is like pulling teeth.
  • who makes the coffee in the morning?
    • Jason. Please don’t try to get Roy up before noon, he has a tendency to bite.
  • who gets jealous over very petty things?
    • Jason. After years of being compared to Dick, Jason tends to get on edge if Roy even mentions his predecessor or his replacements. While he knows better and trusts Roy with all his heart and soul, a small part of him fears that someday Roy will wise up and realize that he chose the wrong boy wonder to spend the rest of his life with.
  • who exercises more?
    • Both Jason and Roy are equal in their exercise routines. Not only do they work together, but they also spot each other while lifting weights and will do cardio workouts together.
  • who starts listening to christmas music in october?
    • After Jason gets Roy with the Halloween pranks he’d been trying to pull on Jason since the end of August, Roy usually decides to cut his losses and moves onto Christmas. Mainly because he’s low-key bitter that Jason got him so effortlessly, and he needs some way to annoy Jason. Jokes on Roy though, Jason kind of digs the holiday tunes (especially if Roy’s singing them).
  • who actually reads the newspaper?
    • Jason. He has the constant need to know the impact his work has had on society, and he’s kind of old-school in the fact that he’s more comfortable having something tangible in his hands and being able to feel the newsprint under his fingertips, as opposed to reading news articles online.

I probably got a little too carried away with this, but I regret nothing! Thanks again for asking, Rie!!

Male MC: Mystic Messenger; Causal Route: Prologue

 This is the regular MM story but with a male MC!! Whoohoo let the romance commence! 

List | Mobile List | Next Hour {7am and 8am}


Zack  shoved his hands in his pockets as he waited for the new app to download. He stared at the screen as he sat in the warm coffee shop sipping an iced coffee as the world outside him turned into a dull grey. Autumn was coming—his favorite time of year— and the outside world was becoming a dark place, well in the sense that the sun was covered. The download completed. “RFA Chatroom” is what it was called. He didn’t know how exactly he found it but it intrigued him nonetheless.

“YO YOU GUYS! HERE’S THE TING! YA!!!” is what the description said. No ratings, no reviews, around six downloads. It was dangerous to download weird apps but his virus and malware protector on his phone said it was clean. Things had been rather lonely ever since Zack moved to this country. He wasn’t exactly a friendly happy-go-lucky kind of man so making new friends was rather hard. The biggest thing contributing to his loneliness was his unhappiness. He hadn’t felt someone need him. Parts of him were wondering why he was even here.

So maybe just faking happiness in some random chatroom would be good for him. He opened the app feeling a bit panicked as the app loaded. Setting up his account he named himself Akane. Yeah why not screw it. He’d fake happiness and pretend to be someone else.  For a moment his screen fritz but then…

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Hey Arnold! The Movie - Arnold’s Video Proof

Instead of messing with Scheck’s equipment to crop, zoom, and redub the security footage onto a new tape, which required him to be at Future Tech longer, he should’ve high-tailed it home and used his insanely powerful home computer setup for turning that VHS resolution security cam footage into a 1080p masterpiece.

But then he wouldn’t have been trapped on the roof with Helga and…well, you know the rest.

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These are new renders posted at the page of MKX on Amazon. Among them you can see two new ones: Mileena and Johnny Cage, which pretty much cofirms them to be in the game.

There is also their bios and if for the older characters there is written what we already know, new characters bios are interesting to read:

Mileena
Perceiving a lack of loyalty in his adopted daughter, Kitana, Shao Kahn ordered Shang Tsung to create a replacement, a daughter worthy to be his heir. Shang Tsung fulfilled Shao Kahn’s order by fusing Tarkatan DNA with Kitana’s. The resulting hybrid Mileena is as bloodthirsty and vicious as a Tarkatan, but possesses the martial artistry and poise of an Edenian.

Johnny Cage
Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage entered his first Mortal Kombat tournament for the publicity. Raiden observed that the arrogant, loquacious Cage, was ‘a hero. .. though he may not yet know it.’ Raiden was correct, of course: Johnny’s martial arts skills were not special effects–and were pivotal in EarthRealm’s victory.

Cassie Cage
The daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, has a lot to live up to. Her parents were among the few kombatants to survive the wars against Outworld and NetherRealm, and were instrumental to EarthRealm’s victories. Cassie is as strong-willed–and occasionally hotheaded–as her mother; and as quick-witted as her beloved dad, which makes her popular within her Special Forces unit.

D'Vorah
Is of a race called the Kytinn, which populates the island realm of Arnyek. The solitary nature of the Kytinn meant a common defense of their realm was impossible; thus it was conquered and merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. D'Vorah’s loyalty and insightfulness, unusual traits for a Kytinn, led to her quick political rise.

Ferra/Torr
The dual being known as Ferra/Torr is mysterious even to their closest allies. It’s rumored that Torr and Ferra were Outworld citizens, captured and permanently tethered to each other by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the bowels of his Flesh Pits. They’re more likely members of a forgotten symbiotic race, in which the 'rider’ bonds with a 'mount.’ The rider, Ferra, serves as the de facto brains of the duo, while the hulking Torr is the muscle. It’s possible they communicate with each other telepathically, or that Ferra can actually understand Torr’s booming grunts. Found roaming the Tarkatan Wastes by Kotal Kahn’s troops, Ferra/Torr were pressed into service as the emperor’s personal bodyguards.

Kano
Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he’s from EarthRealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm’s enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons both to Shao Kahn’s Outworld armies and Shinnok and Quan Chi of the NetherRealm. After Shinnok’s defeat Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to Outworld.

Kotal Khan
Kotal Khan was a young boy in the warrior realm of Osh-Tekk when it was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. He grew up admiring the Outworld emperor. But Kotal kept hidden from Shao Kahn a secret Osh-Tekk portal to EarthRealm. Kotal’s 'magical’ appearances and demonstrations of great power in EarthRealm led its inhabitants to declare him a god, whom they called Buluc. After Shao Kahn was killed in the war with EarthRealm, Kotal served Shao Kahn’s heir Mileena. But her instability eventually led Kotal to overthrow her and assume the emperorship.

Raiden
Raiden is the God of Thunder and the Protector of EarthRealm. Millennia ago he and the Elder Gods defeated Shinnok, who sought dominion over the realms. More recently, Raiden thwarted Outworld’s attempts to conquer and merge with EarthRealm. However victory came at great cost. Many of Raiden’s closest allies were killed in the battle. Raiden’s strength was further tested when an escaped Shinnok’s NetherRealm armies attacked an EarthRealm weakened by war. Ultimately Raiden imprisoned Shinnok again–this time in Shinnok’s own Amulet.

Scorpion
Hanzo Hasashi was a member of the Shirai-Ryu assassin clan until they and his family were killed by Sub-Zero of the rival Lin Kuei clan. Hanzo’s soul was claimed by the NetherRealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family’s deaths.

Sub-Zero
Kuai Liang and his older brother Bi-Han served the Lin Kuei assassin clan faithfully until the first Mortal Kombat tournament. There Bi-Han, code-named Sub-Zero, was killed by the demon Scorpion. Kuai Liang assumed the Sub-Zero mantle and went to Outworld to find his brother’s killer.

Bigger Does Not Equal Better

Over the last 12 years that I’ve been working in construction, I have had the opportunity to see a lot of very wealthy people in their homes. Here are a few of my observations. 

-Fancy Homes Are High-Maintenance

So you’ve got this new high-tech house with a home theater, speakers in every room, smart lighting controls, “professional” appliances, etc. The truth is, there is ALWAYS something broken. The music in the kitchen is out of sync with the dining room. The video projector won’t turn on. The icemaker doesn’t work. If it’s not one thing, it’s another, and the more bells and whistles an appliance has, the more likely something will go wrong.

This means that you have a steady stream of technicians, electricians, plumbers and repairmen coming through your house. Which means that you have no privacy, not to mention constant repair bills.

Of course this is all on top of the regular maintenance people that a large house requires, such as landscapers, pool technicians and housekeepers. 

-Nobody Ever Uses All The Expensive Features

Ever stayed at a high-tech house, and walked into the kitchen at midnight for a glass of water? When you finally find the lightswitches, there are only 8 tiny buttons. Out of fear that you will wake the baby by turning on the garbage disposal, you return to bed, thirsty.

The problem is, when you are at home, you want to relax, not fuss with buttons and touchscreens. I’ve noticed that most people learn to use about 25% of the high-tech features, and ignore the rest until the system fails or becomes obsolete.

-Big Houses Are Uncomfortable 

It’s true. Large, cavernous spaces make us feel vulnerable and unsheltered. Parties don’t mingle well because nobody has to bump into anyone.

I once worked in a 10,000 square-foot house owned by an executive and his family. It had 20-foot ceilings, and rooms that were large enough to park a bus. The house also had a wing for live-in staff (who lived off-site) with more typical proportions. That was where the family spent their time.

The state-of-the-art home theater was used for storage, the living room was used for exercise equipment, the grand hallway stored a full-size bouncy castle and several rooms had never even been furnished.

yuriprinxe  asked:

Is there an actual history behind the war on Raven and Strade's planet, or did you just throw something together for Raven's backstory?

You know… if you took out the ‘actual’ and the second half of this question, it would sound a lot less accusatory and still get the same idea across…

Anyway, answer under the ‘keep reading’, because it’s long. [ and boring tbh, it’s fantasy history after all… ]

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Tired: Sebastian Stan imagine

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You smiled as another crash of thunder sounded from outside. New York city was your home, you loved it. You had your own condo, with a great view of the skyline. You went to NYU, getting a masters. Now you stayed at home working for some high tech billion dollar net worth company.You sat on your window seat clutching a book. The thunderstorm set a wave of comfort over you.

“(Y/n)!” A deep voiced call through your place making you roll your eyes. Within seconds Sebastian found you. He easily moved your legs before sitting down and letting you place your legs back over his.

Sebastian Stan has been your best friend even if he was a few years older. You met him as a confused freshman at university. He was a huge flirt but you quickly brushed off his flirting. You were too focused on your studies to be involved with anyone. But yet Sebastian never left you alone, and lone behold, the friendship between you two grew strong.

“How was your date with Margarita?” you asked not looking away from your book. Sebastian has been with her for a long while now. 

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Mortal Kombat X ~ Johnny Cage/Mileena renders and Character bios

Johnny Cage - Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage entered his first Mortal Kombat tournament for the publicity. Raiden observed that the arrogant, loquacious Cage, was ‘a hero. .. though he may not yet know it.’ Raiden was correct, of course: Johnny’s martial arts skills were not special effects–and were pivotal in EarthRealm’s victory.

Mileena - Perceiving a lack of loyalty in his adopted daughter, Kitana, Shao Kahn ordered Shang Tsung to create a replacement, a daughter worthy to be his heir. Shang Tsung fulfilled Shao Kahn’s order by fusing Tarkatan DNA with Kitana’s. The resulting hybrid Mileena is as bloodthirsty and vicious as a Tarkatan, but possesses the martial artistry and poise of an Edenian.

Cassie Cage - The daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, has a lot to live up to. Her parents were among the few kombatants to survive the wars against Outworld and NetherRealm, and were instrumental to EarthRealm’s victories. Cassie is as strong-willed–and occasionally hotheaded–as her mother; and as quick-witted as her beloved dad, which makes her popular within her Special Forces unit.

D'Vorah - Is of a race called the Kytinn, which populates the island realm of Arnyek. The solitary nature of the Kytinn meant a common defense of their realm was impossible; thus it was conquered and merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. D'Vorah’s loyalty and insightfulness, unusual traits for a Kytinn, led to her quick political rise.

Ferra/Torr - The dual being known as Ferra/Torr is mysterious even to their closest allies. It’s rumored that Torr and Ferra were Outworld citizens, captured and permanently tethered to each other by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the bowels of his Flesh Pits. They’re more likely members of a forgotten symbiotic race, in which the 'rider’ bonds with a 'mount.’ The rider, Ferra, serves as the de facto brains of the duo, while the hulking Torr is the muscle. It’s possible they communicate with each other telepathically, or that Ferra can actually understand Torr’s booming grunts. Found roaming the Tarkatan Wastes by Kotal Kahn’s troops, Ferra/Torr were pressed into service as the emperor’s personal bodyguards.

Kotal Khan - Kotal Khan was a young boy in the warrior realm of Osh-Tekk when it was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. He grew up admiring the Outworld emperor. But Kotal kept hidden from Shao Kahn a secret Osh-Tekk portal to EarthRealm. Kotal’s 'magical’ appearances and demonstrations of great power in EarthRealm led its inhabitants to declare him a god, whom they called Buluc. After Shao Kahn was killed in the war with EarthRealm, Kotal served Shao Kahn’s heir Mileena. But her instability eventually led Kotal to overthrow her and assume the emperorship.

Kano - Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he’s from EarthRealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm’s enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons both to Shao Kahn’s Outworld armies and Shinnok and Quan Chi of the NetherRealm. After Shinnok’s defeat Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to Outworld.

Raiden - Raiden is the God of Thunder and the Protector of EarthRealm. Millennia ago he and the Elder Gods defeated Shinnok, who sought dominion over the realms. More recently, Raiden thwarted Outworld’s attempts to conquer and merge with EarthRealm. However victory came at great cost. Many of Raiden’s closest allies were killed in the battle. Raiden’s strength was further tested when an escaped Shinnok’s NetherRealm armies attacked an EarthRealm weakened by war. Ultimately Raiden imprisoned Shinnok again–this time in Shinnok’s own Amulet.

Scorpion - Hanzo Hasashi was a member of the Shirai-Ryu assassin clan until they and his family were killed by Sub-Zero of the rival Lin Kuei clan. Hanzo’s soul was claimed by the NetherRealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family’s deaths.

Sub-Zero - Kuai Liang and his older brother Bi-Han served the Lin Kuei assassin clan faithfully until the first Mortal Kombat tournament. There Bi-Han, code-named Sub-Zero, was killed by the demon Scorpion. Kuai Liang assumed the Sub-Zero mantle and went to Outworld to find his brother’s killer.

anonymous asked:

Some facts for Mel's species?

Mel’s species, Vaborian, are a really laid back kind of people. They go with the flow, and end up wherever ‘fate’ takes them. That’s not to say they don’t say no, of course.

Vaborians are apex ship builders. Vaboria’s main exports are starships, from all sizes, mainly freighters though. They’re really handy when it comes to machines of most kinds! You might be thinking “Oh, but Mel’s ship looks like a piece of junk!’, but imagine that he was able to ‘upgrade’ his base ship with whatever he found laying around, and got it to work at that!

Vaborians themselves tend to be a rare sight. Very seldom do they leave Vaboria for a long time, or even for good. And if they do end up living somewhere else, they tend not to like it.

Even though Vaborians have the technology, their architecture isn’t all that ‘high tech’ looking. Their homes and buildings are kinda more like New York, and less like Tokyo. Flying around the city is considered rude, so they hover above the ground or walk. They like to keep things classy B)

Their favorite foods are burgers! God do they love themselves a good burger, packed with all the stuff to clog your arteries! The bigger and badder the burger, the more they love it!

I don’t know what they fuck is up with their hair things. I don’t even know what they are, but it looks good on them. It’s not hair, and they can’t move it, but they can style it of course! It’s nice and soft, whatever it is.

Vaborians are friendly! Nicest guys you’ll meet! It doesn’t take much to make one your friend.

Vaborians like to do things their way, by themselves. It’s rare for one to ask for help for something, typically labor, unless they are actually unable to do it themselves. A spouse, sibling, or a friend who’s already there with them would help, if the moment were to arise, but usually never a neighbor or called help. That’s not to say they don’t help each other at all, because they also tend to offer their help for a fellow in need.

Vaborians are very social. They love going out and doing stuff with others. They crave it!

In your dreams...

One-Shot

Summary: AU set 200 years in the future where things like flying cars and robots are the norm. Dan and Phil are flatmates and best friends. One day, while Dan’s out at work, Phil sees a light in Dan’s room. Upon investigation, he sees something which changes the way he feels about Dan, and will change their relationship forever.

Warnings: swearing, mild smut

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