the story of snowboarding


Winter snowboarding in the Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.

On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted.

Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually spend more time researching the different ideas and interesting people interviewed in the film. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did!

[1] Life In The Biosphere

Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology.

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth
The Magical Forest
Ants: Nature’s Secret Power
Mt. Everest: How It Was Made
Mariana’s Trench: The Deepest Spot On Earth
Natural World: The Andes
Shining Mountains: The Rockies
Grand Canyon: How It Was Made
The Intelligence of Plants

[2] Creativity and Design:Advertisements

Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations.

Everything Is A Remix
The Creative Brain: How Insight Works
Design: The New Business
PressPausePlay: Art and Creativity in the Digital Age
Infamy: A Graffiti Documentary
Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious
RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Design: e² – Sustainable Architecture
The Genius Of Design

[3] The Education Industrial Complex:

The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state.

The College Conspiracy
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
The Forbidden Education
Default: The Student Loan Documentary
College Inc.
Education For A Sustainable Future
Networked Society: The Future of Learning
The Ultimate History Lesson With John Taylor Gatto
The Education System in Communist China
The War On Kids

[4] The Digital Revolution:

The Internet is now the driving force behind change and innovation in the world.

The Age of Big Data
Resonance: Beings of Frequency
Life In A Day
Networked Society: On The Brink
Us Now: Social Media and Mass Collaboration
WikiRebels: The WikiLeaks Story
The Virtual Revolution: The Cost of Free
How Hackers Changed the World


[5] A New Civilization:

We are at the dawn of a new golden age of human inventiveness.

THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
Zeitgeist III: Moving Forward
Paradise or Oblivion
2012: Time For Change
The Crisis of Civilization
The Collective Evolution II
The Quickening: Awakening As One
2012 Crossing Over: A New Beginning
The Awakening

[6] Politics:

Explore the politics of power and control and how it affects your life.

Owned and Operated
The Power Principle
The True Story of Che Guevara
Earth Days
Capitalism Is The Crisis
WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower
The Putin System
The War On Democracy
Rise Like Lions: Occupy Wall Street and the Seeds of Revolution

[7] Biographies of Genius:

The biographies of modern geniuses who pushed humanity forward.

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
The Unlimited Energy of Nikola Tesla
The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla
Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius
How Albert Einstein’s Brain Worked
The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

[8] War:

War is history’s oldest racket for stealing from the powerless and redistributing resources to the powerful.

Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is Your Mind
The Secret History of 9/11
Robot Armies in the Future
The Never Ending War in Afghanistan
Shadow Company: Mercenaries In The Modern World
Why We Fight
The Fog Of War
The Oil Factor: Behind The War On Terror

[9] Economics:

Learn about the financial system works and how people and societies are enslaved through debt.

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World
The One Percent
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street
The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers
The Four Horsemen
Inside Job: The Biggest Robbery In Human History
Capitalism A Love Story
Money and Life

[10] Digital Entrepreneurship:

Profiles of the entrepreneurs who used technology to change the world.

The Life Of A Young Entrepreneur
Profile: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Profile: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Starting-Up in America
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Steve Jobs: The Billion Dollar Hippy
Elon Musk: Risk Takers
The Story of Twitter

[11] Sports:

Watch the inspiring stories of amazing athletes.

Fearless: The Jeb Corliss Story
Carts of Darkness
Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man
Wayne Gretzky: The Life and Times
Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory
The Legacy Of Michael Jordan
We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding

[12] Technology:

Find out more about the impact of exponential growth and the approaching Singularity.

Ray Kurzweil: The Transcendent Man
How Robots Will Change the World
Human 2.0
Trance-Formation: The Future of Humanity
The Venus Project: Future By Design
Bionics, Transhumanism And The End Of Evolution
The Singularity Is Near
Car Technology Of The Future

[13] Origins of Religion:

Explore the original religious experience of mankind at the dawn of civilization.

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within
Manifesting the Mind: Footprints of the Shaman
Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind’s Origins
The Hidden Knowledge of the Supernatural
Re-Awaken: Open Your Heart, Expand Your Mind
Shamans of the Amazon
The Root of All Evil: The God Delusion
Ancient Knowledge
The Naked Truth
Before Babel: In Search of the First Language

[14] Western Religion:

The fascinating history of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Secret Quest: The Path of the Christian Gnostics
The Secret Gate of Eden
Forbidden Knowledge: Lost Secrets of the Bible
Banned From The Bible: Secrets Of The Apostles
The Road To Armageddon
Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet
A Complete History of God
Gnosis: The Untold History of the Bible

[15] Eastern Religion:

Expand your mind by also studying the entirely different religious worldviews of the East.

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
The Life Of The Buddha
The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Mysteries of the Cosmic OM: Ancient Vedic Science
Where Science and Buddhism Meet
The Yogis of Tibet
Taj Mahal: Secrets To Blow Your Mind
Light at the Edge of the World: Tibetan Science of the Mind
Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata
Ayurveda: The Art of Being

[16] Consciousness:

Learn about the basic unity of existence and the miracle of consciousness.

Athene’s Theory of Everything
Theory of Everything: GOD, Devils, Dimensions, Dragons & The Illusion of Reality
The God Within: Physics, Cosmology and Consciousness
5 Gateways: The Five Key Expansions of Consciousness
Return to the Source: Philosophy and The Matrix
The Holographic Universe
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Neuroplasticity: The Brain That Changes Itself

[17] Mysteries:

Indiana Jones-style explorations into the unsolved mysteries of the past.

Alchemy: Sacred Secrets Revealed
The Day Before Disclosure
The Pyramid Code
The Secret Design of the Egyptian Pyramids
Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Dollar Bill
Origins of the Da Vinci Code
Forbidden Knowledge: Ancient Medical Secrets
Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: The New Atlantis
Secrets in Plain Sight

[18] Mass Culture:

Learn about how our thoughts and opinions are influenced by mass culture.

The Century of the Self
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace
The Power Of Nightmares
Starsuckers: A Culture Obsessed By Celebrity
Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century
Obey: The Death of the Liberal Class
Motivational Guru: The Story of Tony Robbins
Bob Marley: Freedom Road
Radiant City

[19] Corporate Media:

Discover how the mass media and advertisers channel our irrational impulses.

Weapons of Mass Deceptions
Secrets of the Superbrands
Orwell Rolls in his Grave
The Esoteric Agenda
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Symbolism in Logos: Subliminal Messages or Ancient Archetypes
Edward Snowden: A Truth Unveiled
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

[20] Art and Literature:

Explore the lives of famous artists and how art opens people’s minds.

Cosm: Alex Gray’s Visionary Art
Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop
New Art and the Young Artists Behind It
Salvador Dali: A Master of the Modern Era
The Day Pictures Were Born
Off-Book: Digital Age Creativity
This Is Modern Art

[21] Health:

Explore issues in health, how our bodies work and the incredible power of our brains.

The Human Brain
The Truth About Vitamins
How To Live To 101
America’s Obesity Epidemic
The War On Health
The Beautiful Truth
Food Inc.
The Truth About Food
The Living Matrix

[22] Drugs:

Documentaries on the effect of drugs — legal and illegal — on the body and mind.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The Drugging Of Our Children
How Marijuana Affects Your Health
Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
LSD: The Beyond Within
The War on Drugs: The Prison Industrial Complex
Are Illegal Drugs More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?
The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Run From The Cure: The Rick Simpson Story

[23] Environment:

Thought-provoking documentaries on the environmental movement and the growing threats to our biosphere.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Shift: Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis
All Things Are Connected
The Fight For Amazonia
Flow: For Love Of Water
Here Comes the Sun
The World According To Monsanto
The Story of Stuff

[24] Cosmos:

Expand your mind by exploring our indescribably large and beautiful Cosmos.

The Search for Planets Similar to Earth
Cosmic Journeys : The Largest Black Holes in the Universe
The Mystery of the Milky Way
Fractals: The Hidden Dimension
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything
Pioneer Science: Discovering Deep Space
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
The Strangest Things In The Universe

[25] Science:

The history of scientific discovery and how scientific instruments expand our perception.

The Complete History of Science
Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell
Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time
Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos
The Light Fantastic
DNA: The Secret of Life
Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines & Multiverse
What Is The Higgs Boson?

[26] Evolution:

The story of our evolution and the emergence of self-aware human beings.

The Origin of Life
Homo Sapiens: The Birth of Humanity
Beyond Me
The Global Brain
Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature
Birth Of A New Humanity
Ape Man: Adventures in Human Evolution
The Incredible Human Journey
The Human Family Tree

[27] Psychology and The Brain:

New research is shining a spotlight on how we can improve our brains.

How Smart Can We Get?
The Science of Lust
The Secret You
What Are Dreams?
A Virus Called Fear
Beyond Thought (Awareness Itself)
The Human Brain
Superconscious Mind: How To Double Your Brain’s Performance
How Does Your Memory Work?
Secrets of the Mind

[28] Modern History:

The story of the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the modern world.

History of the World in Two Hours
The Industrial Revolution
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The French Revolution
Big Sugar
The American Revolution

[29] Pre-Modern History:

The story of the Americas and European history in the pre-modern world.

Socrates, Aristotle and Plato
The Medici: The Most Influencial Family In The World
A History of Celtic Britain
The Crusades: Victory and Defeat
The Vikings: Voyage To America
Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution

[30] Current Events:

Become more informed about current events that are shaping the world.

Syria: The Reckoning
Empire: Putin’s Russia
The New Arms Race
The Killing of Yasser Arafat
Egypt In Crisis
Inside Obama’s Presidency
The Untouchables: How Obama Protected Wall Street
Behind The Rhetoric: The Real Iran
A History of the Middle East since WWII
Climate Wars

[31] Ancient Civilizations:

Fascination explorations into the ancient civilizations of our past.

The Persian Empire : Most Mysterious Civilization in the Ancient World
What The Ancients Did For Us
What the Ancients Knew
Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids
Secrets of the Ancient Empires
Graham Hancock’s Quest For The Lost Civilization
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

I hope you enjoy watching some of these mind expanding documentaries! If you have a personal favorite, please share it with everyone in the comments.

Credits: DIY Genius

Cap 1

Lipsit de haină, însă acoperit de sânge, aflat pe podea, ridicat ușor pe picioarele iubitei sale îngenunchiate, băiatul, înlăcrimat o urmărește. Aceasta neputincioasă îl privește, lacrimile căzându-i peste ale lui. Mâinile ei reci îi acoperă rana, în timp ce ale lui stau lejere pe lână corp. Văzând-o disperată, printre lacrimi îi apare zâmbetul, apoi face o pauză mică și-i spune:

-          Știi care este partea bună, Red Hood?

Însă ea este copleșită de sentimentele de nedescris. Își mușcă buzele și dă din cap răspunzând negativ.

-          Se zice că ți se face frig… Mie deja îmi era, spune el păstrându-și zâmbetul și lăcrimând mai tare.

Ea ridică privirea spre cer, încearcă să tragă aer în piept, dar se îneacă. Revine cu privirea la iubitul său, iar în mintea ei se repetă o singură întrebare: „De ce tu?”.

-          Nu mai plânge… încearcă el, însă evident fără rost.

-          Nu pot… Uite-te cum arăți… Uite-te cum arăți…

Băiatul mimează râsul și își ridică ușor brațul drept. Palma învelită în sânge mângâie ușor obrazul fetei.

-          Iubi… Tu nu te gândești la sentimentele mele? întreabă el râzând. Tu cum te-ai simți dacă ai auzi: ”Uite-te la fața ta! Uite-te la fața ta!”? iar fata începe să râdă ușor.

Lipsit de puteri, mâna lui cade înapoi în balta de sânge, iar privirea începe să-i fie goală.

-          Red Hood… Te rog să închizi ochii, îi spune cu limbă de moarte.

Simte că știe care-i este gândul și devine agitată. Ia mâinile de pe rană, căutând prin buzunarele blugilor săi. Inițial nu a găsit ce căuta, începând deja să-și piardă speranța, dar îl vede cu colțul ochiului la muchia bălții ce-i înconjoară. Pornește ipod-ul și dă drumul unei melodii ce nu cunoaște a o pronunța. Își pune o cască în ureche și una lui, apoi îl apasă puternic pe rană. Se trezește instant, iar atenția sa este completă asupra ei, care dând play îl roagă:

-          Tradu-mi această melodie iar. Te rog s-o traduci iar! Te rog…

Se spune că atunci când o poveste se termină, începe alta. Sau când o ușă se închide, alta se deschide. Fuck it! Mintea mea nu este limpede.

Povestea nu a început acum, nu aici, nu cu noi doi.

Am fost șase. Tineri, străini, visători, familiști, închiși în noi, șase stagiari și un câine. Fiecare venit dintr-un colț al lumi, fiecare cu povestea lui, fiecare cu motivul său. Din șase, două fete înconjurate de masculii ce au tot încercat de la început să afle cine este ”alfa”.

Numele ei este Bow. Venită de pe litoralul Greciei, de multe ori nu am înțeles de ce a ales muntele. Dar uite-o aici, la primul foc de tabără zâmbind ca și cum acesta este mediul ei natural.

Ted și Teddy, spadasinul și câinele său. Finlandezul campion internațional la scrimă. Și-a a dus și câinele cu el, un ciobănesc cehoslovac, blând, dar cu un aspect dur de lup domesticit.

Masoud, iranianul ce se angajează în aproape orice subiect sau competiție. Rotunjor la forme și mic de înălțime, dar nu de subestimat.

Aron, snowboarderul… Ciudat personaj. De la început românul a fost prieten oricui. Pot spune că Bow și Masoud au avut un singur factor comun, Aron, căci din primele secunde cei doi și-au dat seama că au o cunoștință comună.

Bodhi, surferul. Australianul ce pare a fii geamănul malefic al românului. Lipsit de piciorul stâng, poartă o proteză ce nu-i este jenă s-o afișeze, ba chiar pare confortabil când vine vorba de acest subiect. Nu se dă cu schiurile și nici cu placa, uneori pare trist când îl vezi înainte să se urce în telegondolă. Însă jos, la locul de muncă, sau sus la cabană, când povestește despre vremurile sale bune, fața i se luminează.

Și Eva. Venită din Germania, am avut contact o singură dată cu pârtia de schi, iar acum cobor zilnic până la Mountain&Balance.


Snowboarder heading down Mt. Hood

okay guys here’s my weird abduction story!

Some time in December, 2011 I went snowboarding w a friend at Mountain High Resort. We met with a couple of friends and hung out until it closed. After it closed we all hung out in Wrightwood just talking about stuff for a few hours before we decided to leave. We ended up heading back home at 2 am almost 3. On our way back home we were driving really slow because one, my friend and I both get car sick and two my friend can’t see that well at night. So as we’re driving back things just started to get really eerie. Heading back to town we have to take this highway called the 138, that I’ve had multiple really fucked up experiences on(not then, but after this experience). We then started to feel like there was a car following us but it was also driving really slow so we didn’t think much of it. We could see their headlight a ways behind us but it didn’t seem like it was getting closer at all. So I told my friend to stop driving to see if this car would get closer and it didn’t, but once we started driving again it started as well. At this point my friend and I are scared because that area is in the middle of no where and we have this weird car following us. Once we made it out of the windy mountain part of the 138 it’s pretty much just a straight away from there. The car that was following up stopped, turned it’s lights off and pulled over so that was a big relief. Probably like 10 minutes after that there was a van on the side of the road and once we pasted it it turned it’s lights on and started driving, but this time the car was driving really fast. So I told my friend to slow down so it can pass us, but it just stayed behind us. I told him to speed up and it sped up with us, so at that point we were going 110 and this van was right behind up still. We ended up going like 130 then the van finally started to slow down, finally it came to a complete stop exactly like the car that was following up earlier. Both cars turned their blinkers, pulled over then turned off their lights. My friend and I were panicking because we didn’t really understand what was going or what these cars were doing. It felt like they were forming so sort of trap so we wanted to pull over but at the same time we thought that’d easily be a bad idea, so we just continued to drive and tried not to think about it. Another 10 to 15 minutes later we see another parked car turn it’s lights on and start driving, it’s just this time it’s in front of us. So as we get closer we noticed it was a van and looked exactly like the van that was behind us earlier. It didn’t have a license plate so we were terrified as to who was in this van and what they wanted with us. We passed the van and a few minutes after we passed the van it turned it’s blinker on, pulled over and turned off it’s lights. After that the next 20-30minutes were fine, my friend and I just talking about how wild that all was and that we needed to get gas once we got back in town. We are now 10 to 15 minutes away and in a few miles we would be getting off the 138 highway. As I was turning to tell my friend that we made back to town I woke up. I was so relieved that it was just a dream so I went lied down on the bed with my mom and right as I got into my mom’s room my mom asked me how Mountain high was last night. I instantly got covered in chills and my mood dropped. I told my mom if she remembered me getting home last night or if she heard me come home last night and she said that she was asleep. SOOOO I was like okay well my friend has to know then, I called my friend and asked him and he said he had the same dream. He went and checked his car and said his gas light was still on, which means however we got home wasn’t from his car. 

So whatever happened that night happened and it just makes me sick to my stomach that there really isn’t anything that can explain that. It just doesn’t make sense. So there’s my story on how I think I might have been abducted.


Original caption:

“Some of the highlights from my winter in Wanaka, New Zealand.”

I am Alex Rider. I am fourteen years old. I am the youngest and best secret agent MI6 has ever had. I’ve been trained to be a spy since before I could walk. I once jumped out of a fifteen story window because I was curious. I snowboarded down a mountain on an ironing board, then went back up it to blow up a helicopter with a snowmobile. I surfed the Cribber whilst being chased by assassins from the Big Circle. I hurled myself off a jetty on a skateboard in order to get onto a boat that I then set fire to. I’ve killed a man with an electromagnet. I snuck onto the private yacht of Yassen Gregorovich and held a gun to his head, then walked away alive. I defeated five assassins on motorbikes whilst on a bicycle by blowing up a hot dog stand and throwing myself across the gap in an opening bridge. I survived a live version of Gameslayer, Feathered Serpent. I BASE jmped off a cliff to break into a secure compound funded by Scorpia. I defeated one of Scorpia’s best assassins on a hot air ballon. I got shot in the chest and fought off would-be kidnappers before I was even released from hospital, then tightrope walked from a burning building. I kite-surfed from Flamingo Bay to Barbadoes. I went into space and took out an assassin whilst in zero gravity. I canoed through rapids and over a waterfall in a makeshit canoe. I’ve faced a Portuguese-man-o’-war, a great white shark, a bull, a boa constrictor and a tiger.

- Do you know who I am? by DreamingALife

A somewhat succint summary of Alex Rider up to Ark Angel XD XD

Please read the fanfic it was taken from!


Snowboarding on Villarica volcano (Pucon), Chile

Now or Never (Bias x Reader) Pt.2

B/N has seen his fans do many things, and it wasn’t unusual for them to dance for him. But this one caught his attention, probably because he was stuck in traffic and besides the back of people’s cars, looking at this girl seemed more entertaining. 

He hadn’t expected her to see him in the car, but the sun happened to shine at that perfect moment and he didn’t have a screen to block the view. She had already seen him and he tried to avoid eye contact until one of his members decided to roll down the window. 

Now everyone was fighting to roll it up and down. As B/N tried to push them from his lap, he realized that she was laughing at them. What would happen if he rolled down his window? Would she recognize him? He knew he had foreign fans, but not everyone was interested in the music industry in his country. Still, he’d mess around. Staying in traffic was boring him.

He rolled the window down some, catching her attention. Only his eyes and up were showing. But by the recognition in her expression and hand on her chest, he knew she was more than just a tourist. 

He rolls it down some more, his members yelling for him not to. His driver moves up and B/N watches her, her eyes on his. That’s until her friend recognizes him too and he freaks out, retreating into the car and waiting for the screams to sound. 

“You’re so stupid,” one of his members say to him. He lets the insult slide because they’re very much right. He is stupid. Just because she was a foreigner meant nothing. Any fan would be excited to meet their favorite artist.

He looks back, expecting to see more people gathered. Instead, he sees her chastising her friend, her hand over her mouth. That’s new. She then starts walking beside his car, slowly with her hands behind her back. She leans against a pole, casually glancing at his car. 

He’s watching her, everyone is, waiting to see what she’ll do next. He can’t escape this traffic if people recognized him. He presses himself into the seat, looking at her through the corner of his eye. 

She says something but he can’t read her lips well. Then she says another word and he understands. She’s sorry, her eyes downcast when he makes no move to do anything. 

“What now?”

“Just forget about it,” he leans his head back, wondering if she’ll walk away or follow him. He gets his answer from his members slapping at him to look out the window. She blows a kiss to him, the look of embarrassment clear on her face.

He laughs to himself as he watches her dance for him. Tossing out little hearts here and there. He knows other people in their cars are watching, but she continues until she covers her face. He’s about to roll down his window when his car starts to move again. 

“Quick do something!” 

Everyone is fumbling to roll down his window and he sticks his hand out, using two fingers to form a heart. It’s the least he can do for her performance. Her face lights up as she returns the gesture. 

“She must really be a fan to do that,” 

A week goes by since that incident and all you can do is keep replaying the laughter in his eyes, glad that you contributed to his momentary happiness at the expense of your embarrassment. 

You’re hiking with a group in Deogyusan Mountain National Park, Kara lagging behind. 

“Keep up or get left behind,” you tell her, but you stop beside her anyway, the rest of the group continuing up the hill. She’s dragging her skis, breathing hard, “We’re almost to the top, come on,” 

You’re holding your snowboard under your arm, tired as well. 

“What’s the point in going up if we’ll just go down and come back up again?”

You ignore her, helping her up. You can hear people screaming and laughing, the air is empty, yet cold. Once you reach the top, you see dozens of people zooming by. Some daring enough to have people on their backs. 

“Ready?” you ask her once she sets herself up, feet strapped. 

She pulls her goggles down, “No!”

“Well hurry up,” She sighs, shaking her shoulders, “Remember, just go with it. You’ve done this before,” 

“That was years ago!” 

You shrug, “It’s like riding a bike, you don’t really forget,” 

“I don’t know how to ride a bike either,” 

“Just go,” 

With another puffy sigh, she pushes herself off, sliding down. You watch her carefully, hoping no one gets in her way. She makes through the heavy throng of people and you cheer for her as she waits for you at the bottom. She’s waving for you to come down when someone slam into her, both of them rolling. 

You push off towards her in a rush, hoping you won’t get into an accident yourself. You fight your way out of the straps on your board, seeing her and the other rider laying in the snow. Others have come to inspect the damage. 

“Kara!” you call, stomping your way to her. The rider is up and holding his neck. He instantly notices Kara and tries to wake her. You don’t know the first thing on first aid, but apparently he does. He’s checking if anything is broken.

You’re holding her hand, already regretting making her do this. Her eyes flutter open then, looking at the faces around her and you release a sigh of relief. That’s until her eyes widen and she passes out again. Now you’re really worried. 

You slap her cheek when you hear someone say, “Sorry,” You turn to him and can understand why Kara passed out again. You feel lightheaded yourself, “I didn’t mean to run into her,”

You can’t even find the words to speak with B/N being so close to you, “You’re the girl who danced for me, right?” 

You nod, not wanting to bring that incident up, “Thanks for knocking my friend out. Twice,” Medics come and it’s a good thing a clinic is nearby, clearly these things happen a lot. 

You follow them, B/N joining you because the medics tell him to get checked out too. Nothing is wrong with him except for a strained neck and faint bruises. Kara has similar issues, she’s just in a state of shock. 

You wait for her to wake up, sitting in her room. B/N comes in, rubbing his neck. You cross your legs, righting your posture. Your board is next to you, and you inspect it for damage, something to focus us. It’s not everyday you get to meet your favorite person, much less twice in a row. 

He sits beside you, your board between you both. Nothing but silence. 

“You dance well,” he says looking at you and you close your eyes because you never planned on seeing him again for him to comment on it.

“Spur of the moment of thing, won’t happen again,”

“It was cute. My members liked it too,” 

“Glad you guys liked it,” your tone is too sarcastic and the last thing you needed was for him to get uncomfortable and leave. You might not get a tiny heart like the last time in farewell, “I’m Y/N,” you say quickly. 

You hold out your ungloved hand and he takes it with a smile, “B/N, although I think you already know that,” 

You nod, “How did you end up crashing into Kara?”

“Lost control of my board. Forgot know how to stop,” Stopping is one of the first things you learn in almost anything, how can one forget?

“I can…teach you?” 


“I mean, if you have to leave then that’s fine,”  

He shakes his head, “Now is okay. But my neck is getting sore,” 

“Oh then, never mind. Rest,” 

“It’ll be sore if I rest too,” You must look confused. He smiles, “You can teach me now,”

You move beside Kara as B/N gets his board. She wakes up a bit, “I’m going out for a bit. The doctors said you should rest and come out when you’re not too dizzy,” 

She spots B/N, but doesn’t pass out again, “Sorry I ran into you,” he tells her.

“No, thank you,” you mentally slap yourself and her. B/N simply laughs, heading out the door. 

Once he leaves, Kara jolts up, “Was he about to kiss me? Like that CPR type of kiss?”

“No, the occasion didn’t require it,”

She falls on her pillow, “Damn it,” 

You chuckle, “Rest up, I’ll be back. Going to teach him how to not run into people,” she looks disappointed and you hope she isn’t jealous, “Are you upset?”

She shakes her head, “I wish another member was here, but B/N will do,” 

“Then why did you faint?” 

She gives you a stupid look, “He’s my bias, not my ultimate bias,”

You stare at her, “Yeah, okay,” you pat her shoulder before joining B/N, still unable to believe he’s even here.

Got the idea of snowboarding from seeing a picture of Yugyeom…snowboarding 

[NCIS: LA] Snowbound

Title: Snowbound
By: Jess/asthedayisfading
Pairing: Kensi Blye/Marty Deeks
Rating: M
Timeline: Post 6x11, Humbug.
Summary: “We can…pretend we’re snowbound, just you and me…”


Deeks groans softly. “You’re ruining my fantasy,” he chides playfully. Slowly he shifts next to her, lifting his head to meet Kensi’s dark eyes.

Kensi bites her lip as she gazes up at him, the devious spark in her eyes defying the innocence she feigns. “Your fantasy is to be stranded in a blizzard at Christmas?”

Lightly he touches his nose to hers, a grin tugging at his lips. “My fantasy,” he breathes, splaying a hand at her hip, “is to have you alone…for as long as I possibly can.”


Alyeska Resort, Alaska

SLFL: Denver

Soundscheck Highlights: 

  • Michael has a cousin in Denver and he told a story about how he tried snowboarding and sucked so he doesn’t want to do it again.
  • They were asked what do they name their instruments. Calum: Nashville; Luke: calls them by collor. Ashton: Zeus; Michael: some japanese name.
  • Funniest thing they’ve done in Denver: Michael broke his tailbone skiing a few years ago; Luke likes the artistic stuff, pianos and 16th street; Calum didn’t do anything; Ashto ate weed chocolate.
  • What they do for inspiration: Michael reads writing prompts and looks in “weird corners of the internet”.  Ashton: touring is hard and not inspiring. 
  • Things they miss about Australia: Michael: Being comfortable with his surrounding. Calum: He’s content where he’s at. Luke: being able to speak with his Australian accent. Ashton: same as Calum because he likes traveling.
  • Michael said he spends a lot of time on Reddit and he talked about soul mate AU.
  • Calum described Ashton as “dedicated” and Luke as chair.
  • Luke described Calum as “dope”.
  • Ashton described Michael as “running” because he likes verbs more and Luke as “jumping”.
  • Calum lip synced to “Never gonna give you up”.

Songs they played:

  • Disconnected.
  • Girls talk boys.