the sensible one

If Jane Austen wrote Star Trek:

Spock, the first officer whose advice was always effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgement, which qualified him to be the counselor of the ship’s captain, and enabled him frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Captain Kirk which must generally have lead to imprudence. Spock had an excellent heart, positioned somewhere near his kidneys; his feelings were strong, but he knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which his captain had yet to learn, and which one of his fellow crew members had resolved never to learn.

Dr. Leonard McCoy’s abilities were, in many respects, equal to Spock’s. He was sensible and clever; but eager in every thing; his sorrows, his joys, could have no moderation. He was generous, amiably cynical, interesting: he was everything but logical.

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Colonel Brandon was now as happy, as all those who best loved him, believed he deserved to be;—in Marianne he was consoled for every past affliction;—her regard and her society restored his mind to animation, and his spirits to cheerfulness; and that Marianne found her own happiness in forming his, was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend. - Jane Austen (for anonymous)

The fandom always makes yuuri to be the sensible one but reminder that this is yuuri “confessed my love on live television” “got drunk and pole danced in front of a whole lot of people while drenching myself in champagne” “grinded on my idol and invited him to my home and asked him to be my coach” and now “joined my husband naked on the roof so he would feel better” katsuki

anonymous asked:

Okay here me out Tiny Rick but the Janitor Ricks

This seems like a terrible idea… so naturally, I love it.

You were probably expecting a Tiny Ricardo weren’t you?

Back to waiting

I mentioned while I was on my talking tour a few weeks ago that we were a couple of days out from announcing some of the casting for Good Omens. Which I said because that was what I’d been told was happening, and because I’d just written my quotes for the press release.

I just learned that the BBC and Amazon are holding off on announcing because of reasons. (Sensible ones.)

You probably have a month left to speculate, place your bets, and hypothesise. Who will play Crowley? And who Aziraphale? And what about Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell?

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You are Nekros. Manipulator of souls. Harbinger of the Orokin. You walk the battlefield, desolation following in your footsteps.

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” … that Marianne found her own happiness in forming [Col. Brandon’s] was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend.  Marianne could never love by halves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband as it had once been to Willoughby.”

Sense & Sensibility, volume 3, chapter 14.

I have a real problem with the phrase “Mad Scientist”, it’s just too broad a term. I mean sure, mad science has advanced since its conception in the 1600s, and maybe back then you could have been a mad scientist, although even then the term would have been mad natural philosopher, but these days the mad sciences are pretty specialized, are you a mad physicist? a mad chemist? a mad botonist? a mad taxonomist? a mad entomologist? Every field of mad science has made important contributions to our mad understanding of the universe, but they’re entirely different fields of study and lumping their practitioners into one big mad group just feels reductive and unhelpful because there are mad teenagers out there trying to figure out what to do with their lives and they could be the next generation of mad undergrad and mad grad students, but if we scare them off by presenting mad science as this unapproachable mad monolith then future mad research will be poorer for it :\

But what if James and Lily lived?
  • Imagine if James and Lily lived…
  • And Harry is still friends with Ron, so of course he still goes to the Burrow all the time.
  • And Molly still loves him, and he’s still basically family.
  • But also:
  • The Potter family and the Weasley family having dinners together.
  • They usually take place at the Burrow b/c there’s more room.
  • The dining room is packed full of people, and some spill into the living room and the kitchen.
  • The Grangers and Remus and Sirius show up as well.
  • Everything is warm and cozy, and it smells so good.
  • The air is full of the scent of spices and butter, and you can hear laughter and sizzling from the kitchen as Lily and Molly prepare dinner.
  • (Even though Lily is awful at cooking).
  • James is in the living room marveling at the twins’ newest invention (and giving them tips when Lily isn’t looking).
  • Sirius is super impressed, and asks James why they never thought of what the twins’ have 
  • (”Merlin, James. Why didn’t we start a joke shop?” “Because you were too busy being punk and snogging werewolves.” “Touche.”).
  • Harry and Ron are laughing and playing wizard’s chess or something.
  • When Lily pops out of the kitchen to ask them to be a little quieter, Arthur asks her questions about muggle inventions.
  • (Recently, he’s been very invested in popcorn).
  • When dinner is finally ready, everyone crowds to the tables .
  • There’s barely any room, and people keep hitting each other with their arms, but no one cares b/c everyone is laughing and smiling.
  • Dinner is a mix of just about everything, in a mixture of mismatched bowls and plates.
  • (Some of it is burnt b/c Lily made it, but no one seems to care).
  • The dinner table is loud and full of conversation.
  • Percy is talking to Lily about a book that he’s recently read, and she’s suggesting others that he might enjoy.
  • Hermione adds a few of her personal favorites, and they get into a very deep discussion about their favorite books.
  • Sirius complains to Remus about the “book club at the table,” and Remus smacks him.
  • Molly is scolding the twins for trying to sneak pepper and other strange objects into the food.
  • James, Ginny, Harry, and Ron are having a very heated discussion about Quidditch.
  • “I can’t believe my son is a Seeker! And you, Ron! A Keeper? Merlin, Ginny, you’re the only sensible one here.”
  • Ginny laughing as he winks at her.
  • James challenging everyone to an after-dinner Quidditch match.
  • Lily smiling from across the table b/c her husband is such a dork and she loves him so much.
  • Everyone rushes through dessert b/c the impromptu Quidditch matches are the best things about these dinners.
  • Everyone working together to clean up as well. 
  • Lily and Remus are on washing duty and Fred and George dry. Ron and Ginny put the dishes away, and Harry and Hermione clear the table. James and Sirius serenade the group with a “cleaning song”, and Molly smiles as she makes the adults tea/coffee.
  • Then everyone rushes outside to play Quidditch.
  • Team One consists of James, Hermione, Sirius, Percy, and Ron.
  • Team Two consists of Lily, Harry, Ginny, Fred, and George.
  • Hermione and Percy are both awful, and Lily isn’t much better.
  • Regardless, it turns into a fierce competition between Lily and James for their team to win.
  • They both stop at nothing to win: often shouting, cheating, and trying to shove the other off their broom.
  • Sirius is cursing every few minutes and Lily is shouting vile insults back at him.
  • James and Ginny are constantly fighting for possession of the Quaffle, (James calls Harry a traitor when he cheers for Ginny).
  • Molly is cheering for all of her children and ignoring the teams and Arthur is shouting at Ginny to beat her brothers.
  • The Grangers cheer for Hermione even though they don’t understand what’s going on.
  • Remus makes fun of James and Sirius from the sidelines (and is nearly hit by the bludger Sirius sends in his direction).
  • Rules are forgotten about a third of the way through, and suddenly there are mini teams and cross-team alliances. 
  • Ron declares that he’s a spy and switches teams, and James tries to intercept everything that Lily does with a kiss.
  • The twins keep announcing that they’ve scored extra points (even though they’re both beaters).
  • The game ends when everyone is red-faced with laughter and smiles are plastered across their faces.
  • (Team one has a score of 87 and a half, whereas Team two has 76 points and a gold star)
  • James kisses his wife and quietly whispers, “we won.”
  • Lily kisses him back with a careful “in your dreams, Potter.”
  • Ron wraps his arm around Hermione b/c it’s actually gotten quite cold out.
  • Remus leans into Sirius, his hands wrapped around a mug of lukewarm tea.
  • Ginny and Harry breathlessly high-five, and then end up kissing a few seconds later.
  • Molly smiles and pecks her husband on the cheek.
  • Percy smiles softly, and the twins tell everyone to get a room.
  • Everyone laughs, their breaths clouding in the nighttime air.
  • The stars are shining, and the moon is bright (though not full), and everyone is happy.
  • And everything is as it should be.

They only had one shot of soju… Zen knew he shouldn’t have given them alcohol, but their puppy dog eyes got the best of him–

The Talmud also specifies that parents should teach their children how to swim. In the ancient world, where much travel occurred over water, swimming was a necessary survival skill. In modern parlance, this commandment means that parents are required to teach their children whatever self-defense skills are necessary for survival. In her book How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household, writer Blue Greenberg recalls an ugly incident in her neighborhood in which a number of antisemitic teenagers attacked and beat a group of Jewish teenagers. The local rabbi’s response was a sensible one, and entirely consistent with the Talmud’s ruling. “The time has come,” he in effect told the parents, “to teach Jewish kids karate.”
—  Jewish Literacy, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

erchomaitmi  asked:

Hi, Cassie!! I'm reading LoS and I'm dying to know if there's gonna be an extended version of Jemma's scene after the Riders appeared. (Also: you never disappoint writing messy-sad-torturing emotions and how they play out, dear woman!)

Very soon. ;) Sneak peek below cut.

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