the high tech home

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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.

Male MC: Mystic Messenger; Causal Route: Prologue

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

First Day 7am-8am–>   

List of Male MC stories

Vote here! for which character you want me to do first for the casual route.


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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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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@sherlockianonfire91 HE WILL BE BACK but I think it’s interesting if they do add robotic butterflies and dogs to Harry’s house and if that isn’t a hallucination, because we collectively just assumed he has kept Mr Pickle for sentimental reasons and collects the butterflies like he collects the newspaper, but what if there’s actually some kind of purpose to them and there’s a reason why he keeps them? (For high-tech home security reasons for example @annaofaza ) Definitely adds to the character whom we thought we had all figured out, makes you wonder what else he’s hiding; IF that’s true, that is

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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Taurus Home

The typical Taurus home will be a sensual delight. In Taurus’ home you’ll find aquariums, plants, comfortable places to sit, and candles. And it will smell great. You won’t necessarily find many high-tech items in the Taurus home, except perhaps in the kitchen. What you will find is high-quality, functional, and comfortable furniture and furnishings. Taurus generally surrounds themselves with earthy and organic things, and they are usually quite attached to all that they own.

(Looking for another sign’s home?)

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The smart home is becoming a reality

In 1999, when the Disney Channel original movie Smart House imagined what a fully automated, high-tech home might look like, the idea of an intelligent nervous system that managed your daily routine, arranged your wardrobe and made smoothies was far-off science fiction. In 2015, connected devices are making the smart home a reality.

In collaboration with @tagheuer

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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.

what if.... HGTV AU?

Root is a high end high tech designer (think Candace Olsen).
She is gorgeous and flirty.
Her accent makes people melt.
She takes beat up, low tech homes, and makes them sexy lovely high tech and wonderful.
While cameras follow her around (of course).
Shaw is a contractor. A wicked good one. She doesn’t talk much, is a genius at math, and has finished like 70% of her jobs on budget and on time (which, um, MIRACLE).
Shaw has no friends besides her therapy dog, Bear. He stays on site with her. She tells him all her secrets (when they’re alone).
Shaw doesn’t think much of Root, has seen her show a few times, thinks she’s too bubbly and most likely a fluff-monger who probably inflates all her prices and uses WAY WAY WAY too many throw pillows, water features, and recessed lighting. Like come on. Water features aren’t even practical.
Then Root gets asked (by the Ellen show!!) to makeover a house for war hero John Reese and his agoraphobic “friend/roommate/bunkbuddy,” Harold. No, no last name.. Just Harold.
Root is super into it.
But guess who gets hired to be her contractor.
Yep.
Sameen, black tanks and ratty cargo pants, Shaw.
Shaw doesn’t have much to say to Root.
Takes all the measurements of the property, gives Root an estimate.
Root frowns, “are you jacking your prices because you know this is going to be televised?”
Shaw glares. Fuck this woman. She silently shows Root her faded Marines tattoo, it should be answer enough.
“Oh,” Root murmurs, “ok.”
She bends her head over the spreadsheet, bites her lip, doesn’t even reach for a pencil.
Nineteen seconds later she looks up, straight into Shaw’s eyes.
“Oh, I see what you did here…” and Root finds a calculation error. An error that Shaw, who has a bachelors in physics from BC, missed.
Oh that does NOT endear her to Shaw.
You know what else doesn’t endear her? When she shows up in jeans and boots and cutesy plaid shirt to help with demo day.
Ok maybe Shaw gets some respect for her.
And maybe while they’re arguing about numbers and installations and such, their faces tend to get awwwwwfully close.
And maybe one night Shaw is working in her trailer and Root shows up with beers and pizza.
“Psh, you probably don’t even drink beer,” Shaw says instead of thanks,
But Root brought her favourite beer!
She takes one and drinks half of it, staring Shaw down while her throat bobs and her bottle slowly empties.
Shaw is transfixed.
They rock the trailer that night.
“Nailed it!” Root says the next morning, waving Shaw’s electric nail gun haphazardly.
“Oh be quiet.”
Root grins.
She shows up to the site to help with painting…. wearing Shaw’s signature paint-splattered tank.
The camera crew totally notices,
So does the audience.
The next season, they have a show together, where they flirt and bitch at each other while fixing people’s houses.
Shaw never gets her tank back.
She doesn’t much care.

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Grey’s Anatomy first look: Check out one of the new sets for season 12 (EW)

The set of Grey’s Anatomy went through some major construction during the hiatus.

Now that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is moving back to her mother’s old home alongside Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), the McMansion has been dismantled. In its place stands a high tech new cadaver lab that will be home to a new anatomy class at Grey Sloan this season

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Modern home in France   I  Homeadverts

Beautiful house “high-tech” built in 2013 of 460 sq. m. useful (381 sq. m. Carrez law) on ground of 2900 sq. m. This house offers exceptional services: De Dietrich kitchen pro, geothermal heating, wine cellar, heated pool 16x6 m. surrounded by a terrace of 500 m², Jacuzzi.

If The United States Each Had Personalities This Is What They Would Be

Rhode Island would be INFJ

Situated on the ocean, Rhode Island enjoys comparing the vastness and depth of the sea to her own poetic soul - but is still able to go out and live it up with her more extroverted neighboring states. She especially enjoys being so close to her soul mate Massachusetts, an educated ENTP, who she practically stalks in her free time. Known to be the state with the lowest energy consumption, she’s proud to think she is truly changing the world.



New Hampshire would be an INFP



New Hampshire is proud to be part of New England; the beauty in the changing seasons fills her warm, sensitive soul with a strong, happy sadness. New Hampshire spends her time privately helping those in need, leading her state to have the fewest poor people in the entire United States. However, New Hampshire still harbors an inner sadness; looking out on the fresh winter snow, she ponders the amount of poor people she has yet to save, dying in the winter snow, and is truly troubled with all the animals being hunted by her people. 



Nevada would be an ENFJ



Nevada has yet to stop smiling about all the wonders of her state. The amazing shows, lights, gambling venues, and night life brings more than 41 million visitors to Las Vegas alone, creating a pleasing environment for the exuberant extrovert. Sure, Nevada knows she can be a little cheesy, but she has no problem charming her guests and doing whatever will make them happy. However, Nevada hopes she’ll one day be seen as the natural, down to earth state that she is; she has 300 mountain ranges to prove it. 



California would be an ENFP



California is proud to be, in her opinion, the coolest, most interesting state in the entire United States. After dragging herself out of bed in the morning, she stops at a trendy coffee shop and befriends the entire staff with her easy, spunky sense of humor. California is different, and she’s ok with it. On the beach or at the gay pride parade, California wants to be herself, and doesn’t care if the conservative states disagree. She dances to the beat of her own drum, and is proud to be her liberal and unique self.



Utah would be an ESFJ



Utah has a lot to boast about. He has five very famous national parks, and is proud of his commitment to wildlife research and conservation. He is also known as the most charitable state, and gives much of his time donating to causes that span all over the United States. Proud to be a big family man, he loves all of his wives equally and loyally. Geographically he’d like to be a bit more centered, feeling a bit too west to make a difference, but he does his best to keep in contact with all the states regardless. 



Louisiana would be an ESFP



Louisiana loves the fun loving culture she’s created. The best, most interesting music and night life takes place in her very own Mardi gras festival. She loves the sounds of jazz and Cajun music, and can be found out partying all night. Louisiana loves transfixing her male guests on the free loving, bohemian feel of the Bayou. Like many states, Louisiana has more history than what now meets the eye, but with a little help from her friends she can get her shit together soon. Utah, a caring ESFJ, is probably the only state still working on it.



Vermont would be an ISFP 



Vermont wakes up lazily, a rolled joint still sitting on the bed side table. He puts on his Birkenstocks, rolls out of bed, and enters the artistic bustle of Burlington. During the day, he enjoys a concert featuring his favorite indie band (that no other state has heard of yet) and smokes a little more pot. Then he brings his paint sets to a nearby lake, creates a beautiful painting that he shows to no one, and falls asleep thinking about the beauty of life.



North Carolina would be an ISFJ



No one does Southern charm like polite North Carolina. She’s quiet and helpful, and even the northern states looks down upon her fondly as a state of true loveliness. She isn’t one to budge from her long standing beliefs, and she thinks the United States is perfect just as it is. She’s quiet, so people sometimes forget that behind those sweet, unassuming eyes is a state watching and observing everything. It’s possible that North Carolina could be a swing state in the 2016 election, but that’s really not polite dinner conversation.



Kansas would be an ESTJ



Kansas is a pretty conservative guy, but why wouldn’t he be? He loves his farm and his gun, and no government should tell him how to live his life. Play him in a sport, and he will tear you down with the fierce athleticism of a tornado. He’s a family guy, and truly enjoys spending his time with friends and family at the college basketball games.



Colorado would be an ESTP



Fun, nature loving Colorado enjoys everything his state has to offer. He would even logically (but defiantly) argue that the snow isn’t that bad (SO much skiing, snowboarding, and winter hiking), and is enjoying the flexibility with smoking experimentation his state has to offer. Colorado just wants to have fun, but preferably NOT indoors.



Missouri would be an ISTJ



Missouri is prone to a lot of stress- there’s lots of crime and pollution that he deals with daily, so he tends to suffer from poor health. He feels the weight of the state on his shoulders, but feels better taking to his states trails, which are some of the best in the world. In the outdoors, taking on nature alone, the worries of his life goes away.



Washington would be an ISTP



Washington is super brilliant. Home to many high tech firms, he enjoys the constant buzz new technology brings him. He’s moderately trendy, housing Seattle, but other states aren’t quick to visit his rainy state. He, however, welcomes it with enthusiasm and knowledge- where there is rain; there is a thriving and robust ecosystem! 



Tennessee would be an ENTJ



Tennessee enjoys being home to a city known for her music scene. All states visit Nashville, and visits make this extrovert extremely happy. Sometimes she rubs people the wrong way, but she’s trying to get along. He was, after all, the first state to make the logical decision of re-entering the union after the civil war. Yeah, she’s part of the South, but he isn’t necessarily a bleeding red- she’s open for a nice, logical discussion about where the country needs to be (just please don’t confuse feelings for facts).



Massachusetts would be an ENTP



There’s no doubt that Massachusetts is a smart guy. He’s proud to have the best schools in the entire United States, and enjoys boasting about his unique historical importance. Despite being a little emotionally raw, he’s a very fun loving guy; he’s got a great city with a fun night life, and spends much of his time partying (hanging out and talking about math) at Cape Cod. He’s pretty liberal, and he has no problem convincing you that his beliefs are more logical than yours. 



New Mexico would be an INTJ



New Mexico can strike the other states as a bit stiff, but he’s a pretty cultured guy. He enjoys learning everything he can about different cultures, and enjoys learning as much as he can about Native American history through their art, folklore, and museums. True, the art never moves him to tears, but he is able to see that their culture is more important than the other states seem to believe (they did found the country, after all). New Mexico is secretly a mastermind; he has voted for the winning president with uncanny precision. Maybe New Mexico has alien intelligences.



New York would be an INTP



Ok, she’s not super friendly but New York is not as rude as everyone thinks she is. She just doesn’t have time for all the feels. She has a very long commute on a cramped and hot subway, and doesn’t exactly have time to dilly dally like the emotional southern states do. She also just doesn’t want to be friendly because that’s the polite thing to do. Get to know INTP, and you’ll see she isn’t an insensitive jerk, but an imaginative, abstract thinker who is incredibly open minded and objective. New York is down for anything, but at the end of the day, she kind of wishes the city would go to sleep so she could have some down time.