the other one was all blurry and shit

Okay guys, for writing/general reference, a bit about what a ‘blacksmith’ is and isn’t:

A blacksmith is a generalist, a person who uses tools and fire to work iron.  Some blacksmiths work more specifically, so you get, say, an architectural blacksmith, who focuses more or less exclusively on things like gates, rails, fences, or an artist blacksmith, who makes wacky sculptures or what have you.  These days, though, that’s a pretty blurry line.  ‘Blacksmith’ is a pretty damn broad term, but it’s nowhere near broad enough to cover everything encompassed in ‘metalworker’, which is how I often see it used.  There are a LOT of different skills for working metal, and no one knows them all.  Some other terms:

A farrier shoes horses.  They may make the shoes, or they may buy them and then size them, but they actually do the shoeing.  Unless the blacksmith is also a farrier, they don’t know shit about horses’ hooves and are not qualified to deal with them and probably don’t want to.

A blacksmith works IRON (or steel), usually almost exclusively.  They might work with bronze or do a bit of brazing, but those are really separate skillsets.  If you work, say, tin and/or pewter, you are in fact a whitesmith.  You could also be a silversmith or a coppersmith, and so on.

Knifemakers and swordsmiths have their own highly specialized and fairly complex specialties, and usually a blacksmith wouldn’t mess with that unless they want to pick up a new skillset or if they’re really the only game going for a long way around.  By the same token, a swordsmith might never have learned the more general blacksmithing skills.  They’re not the same thing is what I’m trying to say here.  Likewise armorers.  There’s overlap but it’s not the same thing.

If you make metal items via molds and casting, you work at a foundry and are a foundryman.

Look, when metalworkers and individual shops and masters were the height of industry, this shit got REALLY specific.  There were people who spent their whole lives making pins.  Just pins.  Foundries specialized and made only bells, only cannon, only cauldrons, etc.  This is scratching the surface, I just wanted to make the point that ‘blacksmith’ is not the same thing as ‘magical muscly person who knows how to do everything related to metal’.

Roller Coaster aus
  • ‘You’re sitting behind me on the ride and holy shit stop cursing’ au
  • ‘We’re sitting next to each other on the ride and I am obviously terrified and oh look you’re holding my hand’ au
  • ‘I work at the booth and you keep responding to the automated voice’ au
  • ‘I took my glasses off for the ride so all I can see of your facial features is blurry specs of color where your eyes should be and shit they’re pretty’ au
  • ‘You’re in front of me on the ride and you’ve been screaming this entire time like I don’t even think you took a breath that’s actually impressive’ au
  • ‘I’m trying to find my picture after the ride but I found yours first and I cannot stop laughing at your face’ au
  • ‘You’re behind me in line and keep talking about all the ways the roller coaster could break down and basically fuck you’ au
  • ‘The park plays music and I thought I was alone so I started singing along and oh hi’ au
  • ‘The ride is about to start and you’re really overexcited and it’s kind of endearing’ au

Originally posted by gifsingreyscale

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Many a tears were shed as that smile broke through the blurry veil of his lost identity, despite the pain he endured, despite the demons of his past that shall forever haunt him, despite the broken and bloody memories that make him loathe himself. May be he smiled for Steve, ‘cause he sensed how much Steve had wanted assurance. He wanted Steve to know that it was alright, that it was the right thing to do. Had he not assured him, Steve might have stopped him from going through it all again. So may be the smile was to convey the definitive decision in the form of a plea or an explanation: “It’s alright, Steve. I’ll be alright. Let me do this. So I am no more a burden to you. So I am no more a burden to me. Let me slip back to slumber so I do not see those haunting faces again. Please do not be hurt. I know that you have done all for me. And I could ask of you no more.”

This, of all the Stucky scenes before, had been the first peaceful moment between the two, where they are not rushing to a fight or running from someone. The emotions, of decades, finally settle in, and words left unsaid thrashes within their minds without an outlet. We then see Steve, who stands unmoving, looking at Bucky in an almost reverent manner, as though if he were to reach out and touch his fingers would slip through the vision. He recalls the innumerable moments he had spent, in war-damaged camps, hoping his Bucky would walk in through the battered tent’s entryway, hoping to see that dirt-smeared face and that lopsided smile again, hoping for his presence that gave Steve the strength to fight any force of greatness, hoping for his very life to return to him. And here in this moment, it felt like some unknown power had heard his silent prayers, and he was afraid that if he were to blink the image before him would disappear into nothingness again. He calmly listens to Bucky without the slightest interference, allowing Bucky his decision without a protest; he would do all and more for him. “You are here, that is enough for me. I waited for you, despite believing that you will never come back. So can I not wait another lifetime, when now, I know that you will return to me.”

Mixers… yall being doing THE most for something that’s not that serious. Yeah the girls worked really hard on this song and it sucks that some harmonica is leaking clips over some petty shit, but no ones career is being ruined over a few 6 second audio clips and a few blurry pics of the set and outfits. Leaks help build up anticipation for the single/new album and general and hype is what Little Mix really needs right now since its been so long since they’ve done anything and they’ve lost a lot of the traction they’ve gained since Salute.

Unclench and use all of this energy into promo and other stuff that’s more important than this. 😪