I end up reading a lot of home living magazines while waiting in doctor’s offices and such, and based on the articles contained therein, I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s a chunk of the population for whom financial planning is basically performance art - and I don’t think they actually realise it.
Like, just today I spotted an article about a case study in creating affordable home-building solutions by assembling houses out of old shipping containers. I’m figuring, all right, sort of a low-income housing initiative, right?
What I actually ended up reading was a rambling story that starts with the owner borrowing fifty thousand dollars from her parents to pay for materials and permits, off-handedly mentions getting her architect stepfather to draw up the plans for her, continues with her three brothers - all of them experienced builders due to overseeing their own hobby renovation projects - taking a week off work to help her put the place together, and caps off with a funny anecdote about how come the first winter, all the plumbing froze, so she had to go live with her mom for a few months anyway.
Basically, she used her family connections to score an interest-free five-figure loan, access to rare expertise, and hundreds of hours of free skilled labour, and plowed it all into a cramped, ugly playhouse that’s only livable for part of the year.
The unfathomable part is, based on how how the article framed the whole thing, it’s clear that both the subject and the author honestly believe that they’ve discovered some sort of amazing money-saving life hack. They’re seriously convinced that this is the magic-bullet solution to the country’s affordable housing shortage, and not an expensive and impractical vanity project that ultimately failed to produce a house people can actually live in.
Just blows my mind. And this is the segment of the population that basically
all of our politicians and business leaders are drawn from!
one: rips so much of the plot and storyline out of it that it might as well be a human au. demigods? circumstance? lmao nope these kids are high schoolers i guess. sorta harmless, lowkey chaotic evil.
two: actually treats it as a cute, quirky series made for the age range it’s aimed at. they know it’s a fun story with mature plot themes and they just want everyone to have a good time. the most pure.
three: compares everything to the original greek myths, basically homer’s lost twin brother. “let’s make the heroes suffer,” mentality. can’t phase ‘em because they’re already over the top w/ everything.
Based on what we’ve seen so far about The Lying Detective from trailers and such - particularly what appears to happen in the morgue scene - I thought people might like to be reminded of the plot of The Sussex Vampire (125 year old spoilers ahead):
A woman is suspected of being a vampire because someone walks in on her while she is sucking the neck of her infant child, and sure enough there’s a pinprick wound on the kid’s neck. Turns out, the child is being poisoned by it’s older step brother who is jealous about having dad’s attention focused towards his new mom and sibling instead of him. The mom knows it’s the kid who is poisoning her baby, but doesn’t want to fuck over the kid entirely or make the dad hate the step-brother, so instead of telling anyone what’s going on she decides to just suck the poison out of her baby’s neck and keep quiet.
Now. We have three people in this story:
-one person who is willing to appear to be harming a child, becoming poisoned themselves, and maybe even taking the fall for the murder of the child when in fact they’re saving the child’s life. And doing it all because they love the father of the child that much.
-one person who appears sweet and innocent but is actually low key using blow darts against dogs and small children; and all out of jealousy about not wanting to lose the affection of the child’s father.
-one person who thinks his partner is some freak harming his child, and then eventually learns just how mistaken he is.
So. Um. Those are quite some parallels. That looks like that may be a thing we’ll be getting shades of in TLD.
Is Eurus actually Sherrinford? Or are they two completely different things?
All the times “Sherrinford” has been seen written down, it appears in capital letters, this could suggest that it is an abbreviation? A place? A group?
Eurus never explicitly said that she is “Sherrinford”
But then again, there could be another sibling. - Sherlock, Mycroft, Eurus and Sherrinford.
After all, everyone stops looking after three right?
What do you guys think??
The East Wind.
“It’s a story my brother told me when we were kids. The East Wind is this terrifying force that lays waste to all in its path. It seeks out the unworthy and plucks them from the Earth. - That was generally me.”
Okay so we know that Eurus translates to east wind, so when they were young Mycroft told Sherlock a story that suggests Eurus did something bad to either Sherlock or the family. That they should be scared of her. Maybe she got taken away from them and Sherlock hasn’t had any contact with her since. This would have happened when he was pretty young because sherlock didn’t consciously recognise her. (In his defence, he was high off his tits on coke)
Mycroft has said that he keeps tabs on “Sherrinford” to see if they’re! still a threat, but if Eurus IS Sherrinford, Mycroft would know her location, and not allow her to get that close to John, therefore Sherlock.
This makes me believe that Eurus is NOT Sherrinford, and that “Sherrinford” is someone or something else.
I don’t know if this makes sense but i cant properly word what i want to say.
Her brother started hanging out with this really rotten neighbor boy. This kid was a real bully, getting worse and worse every year. He wasn’t even nice to my uncle. One day, he and another boy told my uncle that they were going to put on a play, and he could play the snake. They rolled him into a blanket, tied it at both ends, and then threw him down a flight of hardwood stairs. It broke his glasses, bruised him badly, and cracked one of his bones. He was devastated.
My mother, three years his junior, was immensely protective of him. She marched over to the bully’s house and was greeted by his sister. “Make him apologize!” she said.
“No,” said the girl. The two got into an argument.
My mother looked around and said, “I’m so… I’m so angry, I could just cut you with this piece of glass!” She picked up a shard of a broken bottle.
If there's an East Wind.. What about the other 3 directions?
Guess what? Like Eurus is the East Wind, there are three others - Boreas, Zephyrus, & Notos. The four major ones. All 4 were siblings. Born to Eos and Astraeus, I believe.
Boreas- is the Greek god of the cold winds from the North. (Cold. Ice. Iceman. Mycroft?) From what I have read Boreas is powerful, and sounds kind of like the big brother here. But that could just be my own perception.
Zephyrus- is supposed to be the gentlest and blows from the West. Here’s the catch, Zephyrus is said to have fallen in love with a man. In some stories, he is also known to play an instrument. (Hint hint. East against West. Sister vs Brother. Eurus vs Sherlock ?)
Zephyrus and Boreas are mentioned most often in the stories. (Sherlock and Mycroft)
Notos - Comes from the South and is supposed to be a destroyer of crops. (Idk where I am going with this, but a 4th sibling???) Notos is also said to have burnt stuff down, and the fights between him and Boreas are supposed to be the deadliest. Notus’ sculpture is shown to pour water from a pitcher.
Yeah I don’t know. But that was fun. Feel free to expand on this.
There’s a lot of material on the Internet about the four winds. Feel free to check it out.
P.s. This is a developing and evolving post and I’ll keep adding stuff to it as I find it. Update: One more (conflicting) theory here
Summary: AU. Two hearts are broken after reader makes the
difficult decision to leave home and pursue her dreams. When her older
brother Steve asks her to come home, reader is forced to confront her
past and the life she could have had with her ex, Bucky Barnes.
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader
Word Count: 3,432
Warnings: language, fluff, angst, babies, more angst????
A/N: Tags are for sure closed this time. This story is winding down. Happy Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, if you celebrate. If not, happy Sunday. This chapter was a pain, and I ended up scrapping it three times before writing this version. PS - The Spain thing? Actually happened to me. True story. It was bananas.
I liked the Ginny we saw in the books. We didn’t nearly get enough of her and that may be why some people don’t feel much about her or don’t like her. I think the bits we did see showed us a very strong minded girl. Growing up with all those brothers shaped her. She was not spoiled by them, so she had to find her own way. I think there is a lot of Fred and George in her.
I think the reason we didn’t see as much of Ginny and why she was not involved in most of the crazy things the three were up to, was not because she was younger. But because she would have been too effective, and that would not have worked for the story. I think Ginny is a cross between Hermione and Harry. She’s a match for Harry, but put them together in one of their adventures and things would get solved to fast. Where Hermione holds back, Ginny would not. Where Harry goes off the handle, Ginny would call him out on it.
So she’s not involved much in the main group. She has her own role to play, and we only got to hear about it second hand. Her and Neville being at the heart of the rebellion in Hogwarts. I wish we got to see more of that.
Summary: The night after Sam and Dean help Y/N break the curse things are back to normal. She isn’t having orgasms anymore, she’s no longer on death’s door. What she does have is a big mess on her plate: both brothers have feelings for her, and she doesn’t know what to do.
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Reader
Pairing: Sam x Reader x Dean (no Wincest)
Warnings: Sexual content, oral sex (male receiving), slight self hate, some angst.
A/N: So here y'all go after so many months of waiting I finally finished part nine. So I’m considering either just continuing the story on this, or making a whole new series. Let me know what you guys think!
story time: when my brother was born I was about three years old and I can’t remember much, I just remember wanting to pick his name and finally settling on “Rainbow” and telling my parents hey so I decided we should name the kid Rainbow, top name right
bear in mind i was three and had all the naming capacity of a young fan making their first forays into making a power fantasy self-insert oc
but apparently dreams can get you somehwere because years later, when i was about thirteen i mentioned this memory to my mother, and she said “yeah, we called him that” and I was like “lmao as if you called him that I know brother’s name duh” and in short she got out his birth certificate, and yeah. My brother’s fucking middle name is, officially and legally, Rainbeau.
ok but it gets better. because my brother’s first name is Morgan, a welsh name which by some translations means “arc over the sea,” which can be argued means “rainbow”
This is a story from long ago, when the great mammoths still roamed our lands. It’s the story of my two brothers and me. When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic.
i really need to stop listening to anything that leaves jeremy’s mouth
don’t listen to jeremy zag
there was something about the animation that was different and it probably has to do with rendering but i don’t know enough about cgi for that
adrien agreste truly is too good for this world
ladybug isn’t all that good at listening to other people and she should work on that
nathalie loves adrien lots and that makes me happy
gabriel really does just need a good shove to start being a better father to adrien
i liked how brother christmas didn’t actually put anyone under his control
(although maybe three time for his little song and dance was a bit much)
that was by far the coolest akuma capture we’ve seen yet
and i’m really glad chat was so instrumental in capturing it
i felt like they had so much more story to tell and they just didn’t have time?
not all the classmates were there and that leads me to believe that either
a. they leave town for the holidays
b. they don’t celebrate christmas
(jump on the nathanael is jewish train with me)
marinette and adrien truly are the most dramatic people ever
and yet plagg still managed to be even more dramatic than both of them in a fraction of the screentime
personally, i really disliked the production of the songs. i felt like the backing track drowned out the vocals and the tracks didn’t always fit the mood of the episode
i will pay someone actual money to do a slower ballad cover of chat’s song. maybe a piano cover? i just know that’s something i need in life
everyone cares about adrien so much and i hope he knows that now
all my complaining aside, i really did genuinely enjoy this episode! but i think it would’ve worked better as just a christmas special and without the music, i don’t think the musical aspect really added much other than to advertise it as a musical
but hey, that’s just my two cents! i’ve missed these kids and i’m glad that they were back for even just twenty minutes
The Theban Plays by Sophocles tell the story of Oedipus who unknowingly fulfills the prophecy of murdering his father and marrying his mother. When the truth comes to light, Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother-wife, hangs herself while Oedipus stabs out his own eyes and later dies in exile. The end of Oedipus’ rule leads to a war between his two sons, Polynices and Eteocles, for control of Thebes. The two brothers kill each other in battle and Antigone’s quest to give Polynices a proper burial leads to her own death.
Summary: Contractor Emma and realtor Mary Margaret make a living helping people buy fixer-uppers and turning those houses into dream homes, all filmed for their hit reality show. Their next episode, featuring widower Killian Jones, is anything but typical. Rating: T Disclaimer: This is what happens when I binge-watch three seasons of The Property Brothers on Netflix. I have no idea how the show is actually filmed; I made all this up. My apologies to the Scott brothers.
This is a gift for @bashful-killian, who was also the person this story was originally dedicated to! 2016 was a year full of bullshit, but you managed to basically transform your life and kick a ton of ass! You are my inspiration for 2017, and I’m grateful to have you in my life.
This bonus chapter takes place towards the end of Part III of the original fic, after Killian’s episode has wrapped, but before the “one year later” flash forward. It is unexpectedly angsty, sorry!
Emma sat down on the toilet seat and cried.
She should have known that things wouldn’t have been as simple as just waiting for Killian’s episode to wrap before they started dating, because things had been pretty damn complicated.
Similarities between Noctluna and Endymion & Selene
Selene was the Goddess of the Moon, and it’s personification in Classical Mythology. In many ways, she and her brother Helios took the places of Nyx and Hemera. Helios, Selene, and Eos, were the three siblings who effectively ruled the changing of the hours.
While Selene was driving her milky horses across the sky one evening, her soft gaze fell on Endymion, a beautiful sleeping man. Selene fell in love with him. Endymion’s parentage varies among the different ancient references and stories, but several traditions say that he was originally the king of Elis.
Endymion was also in love with the Moon, as he spent a lot of time admiring it from afar and under her care.
That night Selene went to Zeus and asked if Endymion could be granted eternal youth and eternal life. She remembered her sister Eos’ bad luck with mortal’s and eternal life.
Zeus granted Selene’s wish, and Endymion slept on for eternity, smiling in his sleep, remaining deathless and ageless. He dreamed that he held the moon in his arms, but it was more than a dream, because Selene really did visit him and bore fifty daughters to Endymion - all beautiful, pale, and sleepy. Endymion and Selene can only be together in their sleep.
In popular media, Endymion is the Prince of Earth who falls in love with Princess Serenity of the Moon Kingdom on the Silver Millennium, from Sailor Moon.
“A Dream of Latmos” depicting Selene (the Moon) and Endymion, by Sir Joseph Noel Paton, really does resemble the logo of the game.
Final Fantasy XV has seemingly a lot inspired from the Greek Mythology, as pointed out by @anheiressofasoldier and Final Fantasy Peasant. I bolded the things I thought were explicitly used as inspiration for the game.
In other versions with Diana instead of Selene, the moon goddess is even accompanied by two (hunting) dogs, much like Lunafreya and her loyal dogs Umbra and Pryna.