the map of the future

Girl Meets Season 5 - Episode 11 – Girl Meets the SAT’s

Synopsis: What can you expect when you’re finishing high school? For Riley her entire world will turn upside down and picking up the pieces will bring her and her friends closer together.

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A/N: Honestly speaking, if you’re not sure of what you want to do with your life by the time you finish high school, you will eventually find out after living in the real world for a few years. Not everyone can have their future mapped out at the age of 18, for some of us it takes just a little while longer.

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Footsteps

Set in the Map of the World universe

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She’s so small.

Sherlock Holmes curls his fingers around his daughter’s tiny, perfectly formed foot.

Feels the weight of it, the warmth of it, press against his palm.

Quite without his consciously deciding to, he brings it to his mouth to kiss and as he does he finds his throat has suddenly grown tight-

She is small, and vulnerable, and perfect, his daughter, and the knowledge of this fills him up with more feeling than he can possibly articulate.

So he closes his eyes. Doesn’t even try to. Molly lies asleep to his left, breathing softly, her hair matted against her head and bedraggled, her face pale from tiredness. She still smells vaguely of blood and sweat; The birth had been hard on her, harder than Sherlock had prepared himself for, and now she needs to rest-

As he thinks this, as he remembers this morning’s panic, the fear that his Molly would be taken from him, he has to force himself not to grip the baby tighter-

He has, after all, learned the hard way about holding onto things too tightly.

And for that reason he makes himself loosen his grip. Makes himself breathe deeply and calmly. He doesn’t want to alarm his daughter, or her mother: The danger from both is past. In the morning, he tells himself bracingly, in the morning Molly will wake up and he’ll show her the wonderful little being they made together. They’ll talk about a name, though personally Sherlock’s rather set on “Mary.” They’ll coo and smile at their child, and be thankful for her presence, and when he imagines that Sherlock’s heart feels so great and mighty and full in his chest that he fancies it might burst-

And so he holds his daughter close.

Breathes in the scent of her.

She gurgles slightly in her sleep but doesn’t wake; Feeling thankful for her continued slumber, Sherlock returns his investigations. He feels the delicate porcelain of her skull and marvels that it take up little more than a quarter of his palm. He touches her toes. Her pudgy little hands. In length, each one matches his thumb, they’re so small. They flex reflexively, even in sleep. He runs his knuckles gently over ten miniscule, perfect toenails, their edges scratching slightly against his skin, and smiles at the marvellous symmetry of it all-

Beside him Molly turns in her sleep, murmuring his name. Reaching out for him. He takes her hand and feels, for the first time in his life, that he has something truly precious in his keeping.

He is glad of it.

When John finds him later that night, he’s fallen asleep.

One hand is in Molly’s, and his little daughter is curled in against his chest.

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Sea levels are rising and climate scientists blame global warming. They predict that higher seas will cause more coastal flooding through this century and beyond, even in places that have normally been high and dry.

But mapping where future floods will strike has barely begun.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency maps where people are at moderate or high risk of flooding. Most people with property in hazardous areas — where the annual risk of a flood is one in a hundred or more — are required by law to buy federal flood insurance from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

But FEMA’s insurance maps are based on past patterns of flooding. Future sea level rise — which is expected to create new, bigger flood zones — is not factored in.

So some communities are doing the mapping themselves. Like Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland.

Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

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anonymous asked:

Can you explain to me the just friends episode thing? Who was supposed to kiss? I'm sorry I'm so lost 😢

“Just Friends” was the first episode in cartoon history to feature mouth to mouth kisses between gay and lesbian couples.

there are at least 5 presented within the audience for the show.

And despite this lasting literally 15 seconds and not being very noticeable unless you were paying close attention…..people (As in, homophobic parents ) got angry about it.

It’s literally the most on the nose any disney cartoon has been with LGBT content and was immensely praised as it made cartoon history and put Disney on the map for possible future LGBT content within their shows.

However, as of recently, this episode has vanished off two of the most promenant sources of Disney in which to find them: Their TV Channel, and Their Official Site.

And the fandom believes this might be due to Disney finally cracking under pressure, and withdrawing this episode due to angry parents complaining about the kiss scene.

These episodes take months to make, Disney let this happen a long time ago, they knew controversy would happen, and suddenly months after it premiered and spread like wild-fire that disney made history, they seem like they might be either withdrawing this episode entirely…or pulling it out to censor it cause ppl are dicks.

me playing minecraft
  • while exploring: man i wish i could find a village
  • while in a village: I want the Biggest House here with stained glass windows and colored carpet
  • while exploring: I want a castle.
  • while building: you know what would be great? A city. Just...a city built from scratch right here on this mountain.
Newborn

Final fic in the Map of the Universe series.

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“You’re having a what now?”

And Sherlock blinks at Molly.

Frowns, as if she’d spoken in another language.

Behind him, she can see John Watson staring at the back of his head, little Rosie pressed to his chest. He raises his eyebrows at her in question- Problem?- and she shakes her head, causing Sherlock to frown more and turn. Look at his friend askance.

“Molly just told me she’s having a baby, John,” he says, his voice oddly… detached.

“She says it’s mine,” he adds helpfully, “which is… Surprising.”

He looks down at his tea mug, nonplussed. “Really bloody surprising.”

“Surprising? What’s bloody surprising about it?” Molly snaps, insulted. By now she is beginning to regret just blurting this out in front of John. But she’s been trying to tell Sherlock for two weeks now and she hasn’t been able to bring herself to say it. She’d thought that just getting it out, willy-nilly, would be better than never saying it at all.

So much for that notion.

Sherlock looks back up at her however, that same nonplussed look on his face.

“It’s surprising because I assumed that if you wanted children then you would choose someone else to father them,” he says, his tone as mild as if he were pointing out the unsuitability of a bit of wallpaper, and not his own unsuitability to reproduce.

The very reasonableness of it cuts Molly to the quick.

“Why wouldn’t I want you to be the father of my children?” she asks. “I love you. You’re clever, kind, perfect- Even if you are a great, lumbering clot of a man sometimes.

What on Earth about that translates to you as “not father material,”?”

He looks at her as if she’s mad. “I’m an emotionally repressed trauma magnet with a past of addiction and murder, who has never been able to sustain a relationship besides my friendship with John,” he says in that same reasonable tone. “I come from demonstrably unsuitable genetic stock- Any child I have could be another Eurus. And you are loveliness and kindness personified- Why would you want that for yourself?” He shakes his head decisively. “No, you deserve better.”

Now it’s her turn to look at him like he’s mad. “But I love you,” she says softly. “I love everything about you- Even the bad things. There is no “better,”.”

And, her decision made, she pulls him to her by his dressing gown’s lapels. Kisses him soundly. To her amusement, John covers his daughter’s eyes with one hand, causing Rosie to gurgle in delight and try to pat his hand away. When they pull apart and come up for air, Sherlock is staring at her in wonder, as if she were some sort of wondrous, magical being.

“You want..?” He doesn’t seem to have the worlds to explain.

“I want,” Molly nods in certainty. “I really, really want.”

And then, to her utter delight, he lets out this loud, fearsome, joyous whoop and picks up her. Spins her around. When he sets her down he drops to his knees, lays his ear to her still-flat belly and splays his long fingers across it. The words he says are soft. Gentle. Fast. He speaks of taking care of her, she thinks, of taking care of them both. Molly tangles her fingers through his curls and holds him to her, thinking of him. Thinking of how this is her family now.

She may have two newborns on her hands soon but she wouldn’t have it ay other way.

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Lots of new information for Fire Emblem Heroes revealed on Feh Channel! Including but not limited to :
• Appearance rate changes
• Arena Assault, a new Arena mode for experienced players
• Buffs to Bonus Heroes used in Tempest Trial maps
• Starter Support + Six Month Anniversary events

And a free Summon for EVERY future Focus!

From Veteran Summoner to those new to Fire Emblem altogether, the future looks exciting, with plenty of orbs and future updates on the way!

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Monday’s picture: a travel to Pasargadae, Iran 

estimated reading time: 3 min.

Once capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the city of Pasargadae was constructed under the reign of Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC). Located in ancient Persia, near the city of Shiraz, it is today one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

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Provenance

For those who enjoyed “Map of the World,”… A small continuation.

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“What did you do?”

And Mummy Holmes narrows her eyes at her youngest, who is sitting in his chair projecting an air of innocent bafflement that she doesn’t buy for a minute.

While he may be a talented actor- like his brother- he has never been able to fool her, and she intends to keep it that way.

Besides, the only reason a man asks for access to a valuable family heirloom- particularly one which dates back to the period of the Tudors, and which nobody, theoretically speaking, actually knows the Holmes family own- is if he’s done something to his other half.

Something spectacular.

Something relationship destroying.

Something even sweet Molly Hooper would get annoyed about-  

In short, the sort of something which Alexandra has no doubt her son is capable of, given that he takes after her.

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Dear Evan Hansen QnA
  • Does anybody have a map: What hopes do you have for the future?
  • Waving through a window: When do you feel most alone?
  • For forever: What would be- in your opinion -the perfect day?
  • Sincerely me: Write a letter to someone you wish you were friends with.
  • Requiem: What's something you want to remember, and something you wish you could forget?
  • If I could tell her: Write something you wish you could tell someone but probably never will without any context.
  • Disappear: Have you ever wanted to be invisible and why?
  • You will be found: The most uplifting thing someone has ever done for/to you?
  • To break in a glove: Name one thing you never opened/used
  • Only us: Is it better to tune out the world or work with it?
  • Good for you: When did you feel the most guilty and why?
  • Words fail: Whats something you wish you hadn't done?
  • So big/so small: Name your favorite bonding moment with one/both of your parents.
  • Finale: Name a turning point in your life.
  • [BOUNUS]:
  • The most amazing trees: What's your favorite tree?
  • You scribble stars on the cuffs of your jeans: Name something you do when you're bored.
  • Tap tap tapping on the glass: Name one way you would try to get someones attention.
  • So you got what you always wanted: Name something you wanted badly but once you got it you wished you hadn't worked so hard for it.
  • All we see is sky, for forever: Whats something that makes you smile every time you see it?

  BEING  HUMAN  SENTENCE  STARTERS . 

warning: triggers apply. adult language, sexual themes, violence.                                 change pronouns to your liking / as you see fit!

❛ We’re all hiding something, aren’t we? ❜
❛ What’s the penalty? What are the consequences, really? ❜
❛ “I’m only human,” you say, and all is forgiven. ❜
❛ But what if some cruel twist of fate makes you something else, something other? ❜
❛ Every human spends a night or two on the dark side and regrets it. ❜
❛ But what if you only exist on the dark side? ❜
❛ But when you’re something other, a monster, the consequences are worse. ❜
❛ You wake up from your nightmares. We don’t.  ❜
❛ I used to think this curse was what happened to me once a month. ❜
❛ Life is a series of choices. As it turns out, death is the same. ❜
❛ What am I now? Where do I go from here? ❜
❛ Do you accept what you are or do you refuse? ❜
❛ I’m not interested in making things convenient for you. ❜
❛ I’m afraid I’m gonna need a little bit more reassurance than that. ❜
❛ You invited the entire neighborhood into our house? Are you insane? ❜
❛ What are we even doing here if we can’t say hi to the neighbors? ❜
❛ When’s the last time you were truly alone? ❜
❛ Why do we insist on looking when every impulse tells us to look away? ❜
❛ I were just talking about how I am in hell but, whatever, let’s… talk about you. ❜
❛ What sets a human apart from a monster, aside from genetics? ❜
❛ How long have you thought you were a werewolf? ❜
❛ ‘Cause even a monster can be afraid of the darkness. ❜
❛ I got to be honest, it smells like dog to me. ❜
❛ We’re both adults. I think we know when something isn’t meant to be. ❜
❛ That’s remarkably not reassuring if you have to point that out! ❜
❛ It doesn’t matter if you’re dead, undead or somewhere in between. ❜
❛ I’m going to do something with my time, you know. ❜
❛ So you’re just going to haunt them, basically. ❜
❛ When you live forever, a few weeks is nothing. ❜
❛ How can you see me? You’re not dead, are you? ❜
❛ Why are there ghosts in there punching each other in the balls? ❜
❛ You’re not dead and you’re talking to me? ❜
❛ I’m a werewolf and he’s a vampire and that’s how we can see ghosts. ❜
❛ It’s like we’re different countries on the same continent. ❜
❛ So - so you’re going to turn into a wolf and have me for dinner. ❜
❛ You got to be the cool vampire. Everybody wants to be the cool vampire.. ❜
❛ We’re not making this up! I’m not making this up! ❜
❛ It smells like a slaughterhouse up in your room! ❜
❛ You murdered those two girls, those two human beings under our roof! ❜
❛ It’s easy, it’s casual, and above all else, it’s normal. ❜
❛ I’ve been wanting to talk to you for so long. ❜
❛ Some people think it’s exhilarating not having your future mapped out. ❜
❛ Freedom is just that moment of calm before the dread sets in. ❜
❛ I never got closure with my family… or friends. ❜
❛ How was your night, I mean…I mean, god, congrats you’re free. ❜
❛ You can audit, pick up some skills… fight ghost crime! ❜
❛ People, as a species, are in a constant state of metamorphoses. ❜
❛ This shouldn’t have worked for so many reasons. ❜
❛ Our instinct is to resist change, to fear it. ❜
❛ You may think the greatest reward of eternal life is the power it gives you. ❜
❛ Immortality is an easy thing to take for granted. ❜
❛ Because it’s you humans, that haunt us. And you won’t let us go. ❜
❛ You’re a ghost, talking to a werewolf making an egg salad sandwich. ❜
❛ I want to be with you. I wanna be with you! But there’s something in my life… ❜
❛ He and I both died, years apart, and then find each other again in limbo? ❜
❛ You know all the things you were scared of as a kid, all the monsters under the bed? They’re all real. ❜

thetheoryofaqueer  asked:

Hey! You've recently updated the Jock!Derek, Nerd!Stiles tag - so I was wondering if you could update the opposite if you don't mind? Nerd!Derek is just the cutest. Thank you! ☺️

ofc man this is my shit

starry eyed and nerdified by haleofStilesheart (1/1 | 2,392 | G)

For the past two weeks Stiles has been leaving Derek anonymous love notes. Derek finally guesses who his secret admirer is.

I’m (Not) Okay by DominikaDecember (1/1 | 14,002 | R)

If life was easy then it wouldn’t have happened. If life was easy then Derek would have left Beacon Hills with his crush and it would have been fine. But life isn’t easy. Life isn’t fair. It’s cruel and it hurts.

And denial is the only way to keep on going.

Of Glasses And Lacrosse Sticks by charlesdk (1/1 | 6,810 | PG13)

“Okay, how ‘bout this? One date, just one date, and if you still don’t believe I’m genuinely interested in you, then I’ll leave you alone for good. How does that sound?”

Derek hesitated for another moment, before he sighed and said, “Fine. One date.”

Alternate Freaking Universe, Man by stilinski_wolf (1/1 | 1,163 | G)

Derek is a nerd, and therefore an outcast at his high school, and is bullied by Jackson and his buddies on a semi-regular basis. After one such incident, Stiles comes up to help him - The Stiles Stilinski: jock, popular kid, and all around nice guy.

Derek is shocked, to say the least, that Stiles is being nice to him when they weren’t even really friends.

(Doesn’t stop Derek from having a massive crush on him, though).

begin again by bleep0bleep (1/1 | 2,501 | PG13)

Ten years ago Derek turned down Stiles for prom.

Now it’s high school reunion time.

The Wild Side (Of Derek Hale) by TheExiled1809 (12/12 | 20,394 | PG13)

When Stiles Stilinski first sees Derek Hale in a button down shirt and khakis, he was immediately drawn to the boy. Straight A’s, honor student, teacher’s pet. A nerd. No one could be that perfect though, right? And that’s how Stiles makes it his mission to help Derek loosen up a bit.

I Give In To Demands by LadyDrace (1/1 | 2,711 | NC17)

Derek finally decides he’s ready to try something a little more naughty than usual. Stiles immediately clears his weekend.

Hotsky to Trotsky by paintedrecs (1/1 | 3,317 | PG13)

Derek had his future mapped out: there’d be graduation, followed by college, followed by (he hoped) a good grad school, then a career as a professor whose students didn’t spend their time flicking paper footballs at each other and obsessing over their dating lives. He had good friends, a good family, and no time to focus on distractions like high school gossip or relationships.

He hadn’t factored Stiles Stilinski - lacrosse player, class clown, part of the popular crowd, currently spending his entire day staring at Derek and smiling - into his plans.