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“Don’t be. It’s why I’m here and why I’ll always be here.” He goes silent a moment, thinking of all the other roles he plays in Arthur’s life. “Travel companion. General dogsbody. Maid service, although I’ve never been too good at that.”

“Advisor,” Arthur chimes in, not at all flip. He lifts his free hand and reaches across the small span between them to touch Merlin’s cheek. His eyes are wide and guileless. “Conscience. A mirror when I need one, to see myself as you see me.” His voice drops so low that Merlin can hardly hear it. “The only person I can stand to be around sometimes. A daily reminder of why I should be a better person.”

“Anything you need me to be,” Merlin repeats breathlessly.

There’s a lingering silence that feels heavy with anticipation. “And,” Arthur starts, falters, and then he swallows audibly and starts again. “And what if I need you to be more?”

i’m reading a very manly 1950s account of a hunt for el dorado but i’m thirty pages in and the narrator has already described his traveling companion as “handsome” 4 times, “extremely handsome” twice, “exceedingly handsome” once, his voice as “quietly husky” and “a husky whisper,” his fingers as long and deft, his body as “tall and cat-like,” and his eyes as some variation of ice-blue at least three times.

just men being dudes. dudes being pals. it’s great. this is great.

A young traveller and his two companions had reached a great city. Stopped by guards, all three were taken to the city’s palace. The old king was a madman, but could see that the traveler was a true warrior. “Throw them a feast!”, he ordered, and it was done. While the traveller ate, the king looked down upon him, and concluded that he was indeed a hero above all others. To test him, however, the king would have to put him through three trials. When the traveller refused this, the king grew cross and took his companions captive until he complied. First, the boy had to fetch a golden key from beneath a waterfall. The boy succeeded, but when he requested that the king to set his friends free, he refused. The second task was to find the king’s hare. The boy, thinking this easy enough, found a small hare without any interference. Suddenly, a beast came into view, and charged at the boy, startling the hare and sending it off into a panicked sprint. They boy chased the hare until in escaped into a hole in the wall, and was left cornered by the charging beast. It was only then that the boy realized– the beast was a large hare itself! The giant hare’s manner instantly changed to that of a mild pet’s, and the boy returned it to the king. “I am ready for the next challenge,” he announced. For the third task, the king pointed to his right side, where stood a wicked looking man with an iron claw and a scythe, and then to his left, where stood a large warrior with an axe. “Your final test is a duel,” explained the king. “You may choose your opponent.” The boy looked from the metal armed man to the the giant, and made his decision. “I choose you!” he declared, pointing to the feeble old king. The king’s eyes widened, then fell into a grin. “Wrong choice.” The king threw off his robes, and he was fuckin ripped son,,



so anyway that’s the plot of the 5th episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender

skyrim: protagonist duels ten dragons naked on a mountaintop with nothing but a stick and sheer force of anger

dragon age inquisition: protagonist crawls through the fire-scorched mud of the battlefield, both legs broken and third degree burns over their bleeding body, slowly and weakly trying to reach the corpses of their travelling companions in the hopes of breathing some life back into them while the dragon bemoans that one of them scuffed a scale on its leg

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Amazing scene from episode 89.

Context: Upon finding out that Taryon hasn’t bothered to learn the names of most of his new traveling companions, Pike recruits Tary’s mechanical assistant Doty to immediately sketch some portraits. Of course, Doty takes the request very literally and decides to sketch everyone while they’re in bed. Many of them are not in bed alone.

And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
—  Tim Urban, Wait But Why - How to Pick Your Life Partner
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Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! Trailer 2

New traveling companions yo!

anonymous asked:

LWA pokemon au, akko as protag, diana as rival, croix as prof juniper, ursula as fennel (and secretly the champ as chariot) sucy as poison gym leader, lotte as grass gym, amanda flying gym, constanze elec gym, jasna normal gym, andrew steel gym, barbara psychic gym, hannah dragon gym. Instead of nurse joy we got chum lee at pc. Woodward as grass e4, beatrix fairy e4, holbrooke ground e4, surprise surprise croix as dark e4 (different hairstyle). What do u think?

So first off;; holy shit sorry i answered this so late!! School started a while back and things have kind of been hmmmmm but:

(The Pokemon League does not advocate for Unprofessional Behavior during Work Hours;; AKA Croix thought they’d have MORE TIME before Akko beat the first 3 E4 members-)

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taken from the book  ‘ coraline ’  by neil gaiman.

‘ they used to send flowers to my dressing room. ’
‘ you’d have to be an explorer to find your way around in this fog. ’
‘ the mice do not like the mist. ’
‘ you are in terrible danger. ’
‘ what am i in danger from? ’
‘ i’m your other mother. ’
‘ we’ve been waiting for you for a long time. ’
‘ it wasn’t the same here without you. ’
‘ we were here before you fell. you will be here when we rise. ’
‘ i’m going outside to explore. ’
‘ we’ll just wait here for you to come back. ’
‘ i am not the other anything. i am me. ’
‘ we could be friends, you know. ’
‘ that’s because you don’t know who you are. ’
‘ we know who we are, so we don’t need names. ’
‘ it was sensible of you to bring protection. ’
‘ it won’t hurt. ’
‘ we only want what’s best for you. ’
‘ if that’s what you want. ’
‘ i think i’ve probably become a single child family. ’
‘ she’s vanished under mysterious circumstances. ’
‘ they aren’t going to come back, are they? ’
‘ then i suppose there is only one thing left to do. ’
‘ when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave. ’
‘ you know you’re talking again? ’
‘ how fortunate i am in having a traveling companion of such wisdom and intelligence. ’
‘ you don’t frighten me. ’
‘ you will always be safe here with me. ’
‘ calling cats tends to be a rather overrated activity. ’
‘ no need for names. ’
‘ she wants something to love, i think. ’
‘ i’d go inside if i were you. ’
‘ and what do you think you’re doing? ’
‘ nothing to find here. ’
‘ maybe i just got turned around in the mist. ’
‘ but how can you walk away from something and still come back to it? ’
‘ spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies. ’
‘ still, the proudest spirit can be broken with love. ’
‘ i have no plans to love you. ’
‘ you can’t make me love you. ’
‘ how long have you been here? ’
‘ i’m not running away. ’
‘ we temper our justice with mercy here. ’
‘ everyone knows that a soul is the same size as a beach ball. ’
‘ i’m not afraid. ’
‘ you know that i love you. ’
‘ well at least you didn’t jump out at me. ’
‘ i don’t want whatever i want. nobody does. not really. ’
‘ what kind of fun would it be if i just got everything i ever wanted? ’
‘ i hope you don’t mind my getting involved. ’
‘ we are going to go home. ’
‘ this is not a good place to be in. ’
‘ i’m sorry i threw you at her. ’
‘ i fell asleep. ’
‘ i just miss you sometimes. ’
‘ i’m just pleased it’s all over. ’
‘ go away or you’ll be sorry. ’

Do not anger the drunk fighter.

(Context: we are at a tavern and my fighter just nat 1’d a save against an intimidation check, resulting in him being so terrified he needed to immediately get wasted to forget.)

DM: After a short while the party notices a lack of a certain kindhearted fighter.
*everyone rolls perception*
DM: Everyone who got more than 10 feels that he went into the inn we are in front of. (Note, about 15 minutes have passed since he disappeared.)

DM: You see your friend sitting at the bar with a… Fighter, roll a d12
9
With 9 large empty mugs next to him.

Dwarf: I approach the bar and order a drink.

DM: You reach for your coin pouch to find it missing.

Barkeep : Short on coin are ye? (The barkeep watched the Dwarf’s coin purse get stolen ) Well ya can always work it off. Start with that lad’s next drink.

DM: Roll a dex check.

Dwarf: *nat 1*

DM: You pour the entire jug on your friend, who is very drunk.

Fighter: Oi! What the hell do you think you’re doing?

Dwarf: I’m terribly sorry!

DM Fighter, roll.me a d4, to see what you do.

Me: 4

DM: Oooh. Roll insight.

Me: *rolls 4*

DM : You draw your greatsword, roll dex to see if you can manage in your drunken state.

Me: *Nat 20*

DM: Alright, you whip your sword out of its sheathe with enough force that it actually spins around your torso once or twice. Roll to hit.

*Nat 20*

Me (ooc to dwarf player) I am so sorry man.

DM: Roll damage, doubled for crit.
(Greatsword is 2d6, so, now 4d6)

Me*rolls 4 6s*

DM: The others watch as their Fighter who was normally so kind just bifurcated their other traveling companion, the Dwarf (who only had 8 health before the attack).

Me: (ooc) well shit. Oops I guess.

The tiniest of traveling companions: Here, a small school of fish (and even a tiny shrimp!) hitch a ride through the blue with a jellyfish in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

 Some juvenile fish can live amidst a jelly’s tentacles without being harmed. In doing so, they gain protection from predators and the opportunity to feed on the jelly’s leftovers. Plus, they gain a new buddy to swim with! 

(Photo: Greg McFall/NOAA)

How To Ask For Money On a POT Date....

One of the most highly requested question I get and that i see is how to obtain money on a POT date. Well, I’m here to answer :)

1) How to ask for money on a POT date? You DON’T

One of the biggest complaints when talking to SD’s is that their biggest turn off is when a girl comes across as “too greedy” “too desperate” “only about money” 
Yes, I know. If he can’t pay to be a Sugar daddy then he shouldn’t be one… 
Yeah, but your stuck up princess attitude is why you’re not getting past texting a POT or a second date. But that’s okay! :) WE’RE going to fix this together. Knowledge is power and your SD’s have a lot of it. You can’t treat them like guys our age, they’re stupid but not AS stupid as we want them to be. They can see through your bullshit.  

2) Men like to INVEST 

If your SD wanted an escort, he’d go looking on a different site other than SA. My mother and I know your mother or some female in your life has told you not to give a man everything too fast because if they don’t feel like they’re investing into you whether it be time, money or whatever, what are you to them? Nothing, a fling. So BE the investment they want. As a Sugar Baby, it your job to give them the companionship as well as the physical things they desire. We bullshit feelings and make them feel WANTED. Make them WANT to spend money on you because you’re a diamond in the rough. So have a vanilla job, go to school and AT LEAST have goals. The more independent you seem, the more dependent you’ll make them on wanting to be with you and spend money on you. 

3) Act 10 years older than you are but still be yourself. 

That is one of my biggest compliments that I get. “You look 23 but you act 35.” This isn’t connotation to be old and boring, it’s a “you’re not going to be drama for me and I like that.” Men are visual creatures. They want the cute, sexy 20 something look but they don’t want to deal with the immaturity of your actual age. It’s all about body language. Don’t slouch, cross your legs, keep eye contact, smile often, don’t interrupt and DO NOT get out your phone!

4) Bring up your goals to insinuate financial need. 

There’s a thing called subliminal hints to bring up financial needs. “Once I’m able to move out, I’ll hopefully be able to be your travel companion!” 
“I love people, hence why I’m in nursing school and I work on the weekends. I know being with you could really help me take the stress off.” 

Not only are you stating that you’re diligent in your work ethic, but you’re making it about them.  Most of these guys want to see you happy and know that they’re money is going to a good purpose towards your future, it makes them feel accomplished. This is why good SD’s will spoil you with gifts, they LOVE that affirmation that they did a good job.

5) Ask yourself, what kind of guys are your searching for? 

In all personal opinion, I’ll go search for guys on SA myself. Financial requirement for me are MINIMUM $300,000. I’ve found that their allowances are usually a few grand. If they have SEX ANYWHERE on their profile, I swipe left. “I want someone kinky and sexy….bedroom…” EW GROSS It’s bad enough that I may have to be intimate with your nasty ass, don’t make me visualize suffering prior to meeting. If they’ve had a prior arrangement before, score. They usually know how this works. 

A GOOD SD WILL COMPENSATE YOUR FOR YOUR TIME! Remember this. If you’re going on a free POT date, he’s not a good SD. YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO ASK FOR MONEY! <——Key.   

If you have any more tips, leave them in the comments below and help each other! This is why I LOVE the sugar baby community. <3

Hope this helps. xoxoxo

 (sbmisstaylor)

Why and How the Daenerys/Stark Alliance Could Fall.

I think I got it!


So Jon and Daenerys are traveling to Winterfell. They had the boat scene. They’re going to fight the White Walkers together! They think Cersei Lannister has called a truce and that she will support their cause. Even IF Jon learns that he has the superior claim to Daenerys, he doesn’t want to be King. He believes Daenerys is with their cause. The Northern lords will see her for what she truly is. So where could this all go wrong? 

There were multiple confusing/frustrating plot points that seem like bad writing. If my theory is correct, it actually could be a pretty spectacular confluence of many story lines. Here’s my lame attempt at explaining it all:


STEP #1: WHY DID JAIME STAY WITH CERSEI SO LONG?

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Solar System: Things to Know This Week

With only four months left in the mission, Cassini is busy at Saturn. The upcoming cargo launch, anniversaries and more!

As our Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were used to make this movie sequence. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University

1-3. The Grand Finale

Our Cassini spacecraft has begun its final mission at Saturn. Some dates to note:

  • May 28, 2017: Cassini makes its riskiest ring crossing as it ventures deeper into Saturn’s innermost ring (D ring).
  • June 29, 2017: On this day in 2004, the Cassini orbiter and its travel companion the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe arrived at Saturn.
  • September 15, 2017: In a final, spectacular dive, Cassini will plunge into Saturn - beaming science data about Saturn’s atmosphere back to Earth to the last second. It’s all over at 5:08 a.m. PDT.

4. Cargo Launch to the International Space Station

June 1, 2017: Target date of the cargo launch. The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The payload includes NICER, an instrument to measure neutron stars, and ROSA, a Roll-Out Solar Array that will test a new solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor.

5. Sojourner

July 4, 2017: Twenty years ago, a wagon-sized rover named Sojourner blazed the trail for future Mars explorers - both robots and, one day, humans. Take a trip back in time to the vintage Mars Pathfinder websites:

6. Voyager

August 20, 2017: Forty years and still going strong, our twin Voyagers mark 40 years since they left Earth.

7. Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017: All of North America will be treated to a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse. The path of totality runs from Oregon to South Carolina.

8. From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Light a candle for the man who took rocketry from science fiction to science fact. On this day in 1882, Robert H. Goddard was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

9. Looking at the Moon

October 28, 2017: Howl (or look) at the moon with the rest of the world. It’s time for the annual International Observe the Moon Night.

10. Last Human on the Moon

December 13, 2017: Forty-five years ago, Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan left the last human footprint on the moon.

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