the nab

on manouevres

Walking back


in the old town

returning from travels

& we never see

any of the old crowd

I say this

& she broods back


they see us first

& are avoiding us?

them still being here

not having been off

out into the wild


doing adventures

living in strange places

mixing with odd folk

ok I say

got that

nobody loves nomads

reminding that life

can be elsewhere

& or


just maybe

they never liked us much

in the first place


& we now

are the odd folk

the nomads

to be avoided

neil benbow

Solar Eclipse 2017 GA!!

This kind of event happens once in a lifetime so its time for a new GA to celebrate!!

Even if you can’t catch it you can still nab these pokes in today’s GA: 

Sun & Moon!!!

Espeon ♂

Lv: 100   | Nickname: Brighton

Ability: Magic Bounce  | Nature: Timid

IV’s: 6   | Ball: Repeat  | Item: Choice Specs

Moves: Psychic | Dazzling Gleam | Shadow Ball | Psyshock

Umbreon ♀

Lv: 100   | Nickname: Twila

Ability: Synchronize   | Nature: Calm

IV’s: 6   | Ball: Moon  | Item: Leftovers

Moves: Psychic | Moonlight | Dark Pulse | Wish


Lv: 100   | Nickname: Mr. Shine

Ability: Levitate   | Nature: Modest

IV’s: 6   | Ball: premiere  | Item: Life Orb

Moves: Psychic | Rock Polish | Power Gem | Psyshock


Lv: 100   | Nickname: Mr. Bright

Ability: Levitate   | Nature: Impish

IV’s: 6   | Ball: Luxury  | Item: Leftovers

Moves: Stone Edge | Rock Slide | Will-O-Wisp | Psyshock

Lycanroc (Midday) ♂

Lv: 100   | Nickname: Umbra

Ability: Sand Rush   | Nature: Jolly

IV’s: 6   | Ball: Fast  | Item: Life Orb

Moves: Swords Dance | Accelerock | Fire Fang | Stone Edge

Lycanroc (Midnight) ♀

Lv: 100   | Nickname: Eclipsa

Ability: No Guard   | Nature: Jolly

IV’s: 6   | Ball: Dusk  | Item: Focus Sash

Moves: Sucker Punch | Swords Dance | Stealth Rock | Stone Edge

To get a shiny:

  • Deposit a Smeargle named “MarioPaint” into the gts and ask for a pokemon.
  • Be sure to gender/level lock to prevent sniping.
  • TO OBTAIN LYCANROC you MUST gender lock otherwise you’ll get one at random.
  • You may have ONE OF EACH. No double dipping whatsoever.
  • The giveaway will end at 10:00pm CDT/11:00pm EST or once deposits stop.
  • Happy Trading!

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Reunions [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]   [Part 4]   [Part 5]    [Part 6] [Part 7]   [Part 8]  (This one’s a long one, folks)

It was uncommon for Batman to be in the passenger seat of a car during an investigation. More uncommon for him to be hiding, ducked down out of sight of anyone passing by or watching for Alice’s little blue car. The Batmobile was too loud, too obvious. If they wanted to nab Tetch they needed to let Alice take them right to him.

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People I'm worried about in Stranger Things 2

- Everyone else too but, I mean, come on worry for the boys

I swear that arcade game foreshadowed Dustin like how D&D foreshadowed Will getting nabbed. Don’t kill the child. Plus I’m sure Steve is gonna get himself in some shit situation and get himself killed. 80’s boyfriend style.


Post-Wedding: Eric’s a little famous, but he’s not used to taking advantage of that status. Good thing he’s surrounded himself with people who don’t have the same hang-ups.

Beyoncé’s new tour dates are announced and not only is she playing Starbucks Arena, she’s playing in Seattle during a lull between a stretch of home games. 

“I didn’t realize you were so into Beyoncé, Bittle. Isn’t that a little bit stereotypical?”

Eric doesn’t have time for Boomer’s casual homophobia, pre-sale tickets go on sale in three minutes and for once this miserable season, he’d like to get something he actually wants.

“I don’t know if anyone has told you, Booms, but I’m pretty fucking gay. And you know what else is a stereotype: sucking big, thick, hard –”

Boomer raises his hands and backs away from Eric’s table. “Okay, okay, I’m sorry.”

Eric waves the d-man off while Carter slides out the chair beside Eric and drops his take-out box on the table, careful not to jostle the laptop.

“He’s getting better.”

“He’s getting his stall plastered with hardcore vintage porn is what he’s getting,” Eric mutters. “Swear to the Lord, you’d think I was a walking identity crisis –” 

Two minutes. His card info is pre-loaded. Carter is chomping away on something that smells like curry. Eric’s blood is vibrating under his skin like he’s in overtime. He’s ready. 

“Wait, why are you buying them yourself? I’m sure JoAnn can get some from the front office for us.”

Eric stares at the screen. 1:27. He doesn’t want to bother the team’s publicist over something like this. He’s an adult. He needed help with Hamilton tickets, he doesn’t need help for Beyoncé. He knows Beyoncé. 

Maybe not literally, but still. 

“Dude, let me call her. Just in case.”

“Leave her alone. She’s done enough for us this season.”


“Maybe we should –”


The waiting room clicks over and he’s in. Easy as pie. He selects his seats, nabs the VIP package, gets to the checkout screen, and…


“What the hell…?”

 An error message pops up.

“No, no, no, no,” Eric clicks the screen, and when the page refreshes there’s nothing there. No seats. No VIP meet and greet. Nothing. A happy little banner pops up that reads ‘Thank you for participating in Citi Bank’s Presale –’

Eric’s stomach drops. “Are you kidding me!? It’s been thirty seconds!”

“It’s bots, man,” Bay shouts from across the room. “Those ticket resellers program these computers to –”

“I don’t give a good god damn if it’s a robot! I was right there! They were mine!” He drops his head to the table and whines. “I can afford them on the secondary market, it’s just the principle of the matter.”

“I’m so sorry, man,” Carter runs a sympathetic hand over his back. “Can I call JoAnn now?”

Eric shakes his head, content to wallow in his own sadness. “Everything I touch turns to death,” he moans.

“That sounds like a yes.”

Eric’s phone starts vibrating beside his head – the tap-tap-tap pulse he’s set for Jack – but before he can answer Carter’s tapped the call button for him.

“Hey, Zimmermann. You’re on speaker phone, your husband’s in a state.”

“Carter, um, thanks? Bits, you okay? Did you get your tickets?”

“…no,” Eric sighs, lifting his head to stare blearily at his phone. “The bots ruined me, Jack. I’m dead.”

“Your man is too proud to use his contacts, Zimms,” Carter snickers and elbows Eric in the side. 

“That’s unfortunate,” Jack consoles, but Eric can hear something else in his voice. Something distinctly amused.

“Jack, I swear to god if you make me wait any longer –”

“I have two VIP passes sitting on my desk at home right now. I talked to my agent about it weeks ago. I wanted it to be a surprise.”   

Eric’s mouth goes dry and Carter shakes his shoulders roughly in excitement. He can’t make his voice work. 

Carter leans in close, whispering, “Bittle, you crying?”

“Bits? Bud? You there?”

“No,” Eric breathes, composing himself, “I’m just, really happy I married my husband, and I get to meet Beyoncé.”

There’s silence across the line, then, “Bits, I know those things aren’t in order, and that’s okay. I love you, too.”


happy July! !! here’s my sixth batch of pokemon adopts!

prices are $30 each! once you buy one, you are free to use the design however way you’d like. if interested and want to nab one, email me at! payment is through paypal. thanks again! :^ ))


skitty, dragonite, roserade, musharna, jumpluff, altaria, chimecho, zebstrika,braxien, pumpkaboo, monferno, beldum, drowsee, kirlia and ribombee have sold! thank you again!  :^ )

Rap Monster of Breakout K-Pop Band BTS on Fans, Fame and Viral Popularity

BTS may be the biggest musical act you’ve never heard of — unless you’re already one of the Korean pop group’s millions-strong fanbase. The seven-member boy band, Bangtan Sonyeondan (or BTS for short), is know for their catchy pop-rap, sharp music video choreography and candid social media presence. They’ve recently leveraged their popularity into blockbuster stadium tours and Billboard’s prize for Top Social Artists of the year, as well as nabbing a spot on TIME’s list of 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.

It’s not hard to see why: a live video of two members applying face masks roped in half a million concurrent viewers. Their backstage selfies regularly rack up half a million likes. A red carpet appearance can kick off a global Twitter trend. But how did they get here?

“We’re just a normal group of boys from humble backgrounds who had a lot of passion and a dream to be famous,” says singer and songwriter Kim Nam-joon, who goes by the moniker Rap Monster and, as the only English-speaking member of the group, often represents BTS in interviews. Currently on tour in Japan, Rap Monster took the time to explain BTS’ rise and how the group feeds its hungry fanbase.

How did the BTS group come together?

Rap Monster: Back in 2010, I was introduced to Mr. Bang [Bang Si Hyuk], our executive producer [and CEO of BigHit Entertainment]. I was an underground rapper and only 16 years old, a freshman at high school. Bang thought I had potential as a rapper and lyricist, and we went from there. Then SUGA joined us. [Third group member] J-hope was really popular as a dancer in his hometown. We were the first three! We debuted as a collaboration between the seven of us in June 2013. We came together with a common dream to write, dance and produce music that reflects our musical backgrounds as well as our life values of acceptance, vulnerability and being successful. The seven of us have pushed each other to be the best we can be for the last four years. It has made us as close as brothers. BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single “I NEED U.”

When did you first realize you were developing a global fandom?

We didn’t realize we were becoming famous until we were invited to KCONs [K-pop music festivals] in the U.S. and Europe in 2014 or 2015. Thousands of fans were calling our name at the venue, and almost everyone memorized the Korean lyrics of our songs, which was amazing and overwhelming. Who would have thought that people from across the ocean, Europe, the U.S., South America, even Tahiti, would love our songs and performances, just by watching them on YouTube? We were just grateful… and we still are.

BTS has millions of followers on every social media platform. How do you interact with your fans online? What kind of connections are you making?

We mostly interact with our Twitter messages by uploading selfies, [sharing] music recommendations and street fashion photos, etc. It’s about our daily life as a band on tour — and also as a group of silly friends who make fun of one another backstage. We don’t really get to reply to fans on a regular basis because there are just so many of them. But we do try to read all the reactions and replies. It’s also always interesting and inspiring for us to see what they create for us.

Why do you think you’ve been able to build such a massive online fanbase? How did it happen?

Everyone asks us that question. It’s a team effort taken from what happens to us in our everyday life. It’s not easy to run a social media account over a long period of time, but we love communicating with our fans every day and night. For example, I use the hashtag #RMusic to introduce or recommend a song I like, and I’ve been doing that for a long time. I love music and I truly enjoy sharing with our fans. Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.

How does having this huge fandom impact your approach to music and to what you sing about?

BTS fans — the “ARMY” — tell us about their feelings, failures, passions and struggles all the time. We are often inspired by [them], because we try to write about how real young people — like the seven of us — face real-life issues. Most of our music is about how we perceive the world and how we try to persist as normal, average human beings. So our fans inspire us and give us a direction to go as musicians. And of course, their love and support keeps us going.

How is BTS different from other big K-pop groups? Is it your music, your engagement with supporters, or something else?

I can’t speak for other artists; every group has a different approach. For us, it will always be important to keep working hard, dancing better, writing better songs, touring and setting an example. A lot of people say this, but it’s really true for us: we are living a dream, all seven of us, being able to pursue what we love. We strive to [put] everything into our music. Our lyrics deal with real issues that face all humans: choices in life, depression, self-esteem. And the fans know that we are there for them, and they are there for us.

What’s next? What are you most excited for?

Well, we definitely continue to have big dreams. We tour all over the world, but the shows in the U.S. really opened our eyes to so many new things in the States. And when we won the Billboard Music Award, we were so honored and got to meet so many artists that we love and admire that we can’t wait to return to the States.

© Raisa Bruner @ TIME
REVOQ™ : The All-In-One, Multi-Functional Fidget Spinner
Providing the world with the most awesome all-in-one multi functional Fidget spinner! Carry one and done.

Thought I’d share this new Kickstarter for a fancy fidget spinner which has aspects of a fidget cube on it (switches, ball bearings, rotating gears etc.) 

I’ve backed it because the weight looks satisfying and it’s slim (unlike the fidget cube) so will be more portable and because I have a fidget toy problem

‘Girls Trip’ finishes second at the box office, outperforming expectations

  • Though Dunkirk nabbed the number-one spot, this weekend’s box office was marked by the success of Girls Trip, which outperformed expectations and took in a projected $28 million in its opening weekend.
  • Girls Trip, which stars Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as four college friends reuniting for a trip to New Orleans, came in second at the box office, earning over $11 million on Friday alone and beating out such recent blockbusters as War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Read more (7/24/17)

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