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Best Friends? Part 3 || l.h.

Thank you to everyone who sent feedback and reblogged/liked part 2!

Again, get this part to 100 notes and part 4 will be posted!

“I was beginning to think you weren’t going to call.” You admit, holding the phone between your ear and shoulder as you reach for your laptop on the night stand beside your bed.

“I know, I’m sorry. There were fans that wanted to meet and get pictures with us, so we stayed behind for awhile.” Luke says, and you can hear some shuffling in the background.

“Is that (Y/N)?” Calum asks, his voice muffled from behind in the background. “None of your business. I’m going for a walk.” Luke tells him, and noise erupts all around in the back.

“Guys! Luke is on the phone with (Y/N)!” You hear Calum yell before the noise goes away in a second.

“Sorry, we’re on the bus because management forgot to get us rooms at a hotel.” Luke apologizes. “Why don’t you stay at your place?” You ask, remembering that he has a place not far from yours. “Sold that awhile ago, sweetheart. The only one who has one near here is Ash, and his is two hours away. Plus, we leave in two days for a festival somewhere.”

You frown a little. “I forgot you’re on tour right now.” You admit. Luke chuckles. “Yeah, we just stopped here for a few days to record.” He coughs, and you hear cars in the background.

“Are you actually taking a walk?” You ask, giggling. “Yes. The boys are too nosey, I can’t stay on the bus and talk to you. They’ll all be trying to listen in.” He says, laughing a little. You giggle some more, and then it’s quiet, only the sound of you and Luke’s breathing behind heard on the line.

“I missed hearing your laugh.” He finally says, and you squeeze your eyes shut, because yes, you missed hearing his laugh too. He sounds so vulnerable and it physically hurts to hear him like that; to hear him sound exactly like he did after Vegas happened.

“Too far?” He asks, snapping you out of your thoughts. “What? No! I was just thinking.” You say, opening your eyes again. “About what?” You sigh. “Remember in Vegas when I was hungry at like three in the morning?” Luke chuckles. “‘Course I do, sweetheart. We had literally just got done messing around and you just sat straight up and demanded pancakes.” You smile. “You ordered me room service and the waiter guy was all mad about it being three a.m..” You say. “You left right after you finished eating.” Luke says quietly, and you bite your lip. The conversation is getting too serious, too fast and you’re not ready for that.

“I’d give anything for pancakes right about now.” You tell him. Luke seems to catch on to how serious that conversation is getting, because he says, “remember how Ashton tried to break into Calum’s hotel room that night?” You grin, sitting up in bed. “Yes! I could never forget that. You asked him why he was trying to get in Calum’s room and he told you it was because he wanted to make love to Calum.” Luke laughs, a sweet sound in your ear.

“Those were his exact words too, you said it perfectly.” He murmurs. “They’re totally gay for each other, I don’t care what anyone else says. I saw it first-hand that night.” You comment, which starts up Luke’s laughter again.

“Wait, hold on. Do you wanna know what the best part about that trip to Vegas was?” You ask, making him pause. “My dick?” He asks, stifling laughter. “Oh, shut up.” You laugh, shaking your head even though he can’t see you. “What was the best part?” He asks, chuckling. “When Michael rolled all the mattresses out of the rooms and tried to play dominoes with them just because he was bored and management wouldn’t let you guys out yet.” You can hear Luke’s grin on the other end when you finish speaking.

“You helped him!” He accuses. “You have no proof of that, Mr. Hemmings.” You can practically see Luke rolling his eyes.

“Hey, (Y/N)?”

“Yeah?”

“Come open your front door.”

“… Why?”

“Just do it.”

You get out of bed slowly, holding the phone to your ear. “You sound like a fucking Nike commercial.” You tell him, because he does. Luke scoffs. “Hurry up, it’s cold out here.” He mutters. “You’re outside my house?” You ask, walking downstairs. Luke laughs a little.

“Just open the door, (Y/N).” You cautiously open it, afraid of something jumping out at you. But the only thing standing in front of you is Luke. He’s holding a medium sized grocery bag. He lifts it up a little when he sees you. He ends the call, and you do the same.

“Pancakes.” He explains. You glance down at the bag. “You brought me pancakes.” You state. He nods, a small smile on his face. “You said you would do anything for pancakes, and I was on my way over anyway, so I stopped and got some from McDonald’s.” He explains. You smile a little.

“You gonna let me in?” He asks, raising his eyebrows. You bite your lip. “I want to.” You admit, “but I think that’s a bad idea.” Luke chuckles. “Alright, well how about this: I’ll come in and we’ll eat pancakes and chat for a bit, and when we’re done with our pancakes, you can decide if you want me to leave or not.”

You consider this, then pull the door open wider so he can step inside. Luke grins, walking in and slipping off his shoes. He follows you upstairs to your bedroom and sits across from you. You both start eating your pancakes, staring at each other.

“You wanna talk about what happened or are we avoiding that subject until tomorrow?” Luke asks. You hesitate, mid-bite. “We can talk about it.” Luke puts down his plastic fork, licking his lips slightly.

“Alright, well. I fell in love with you, (Y/N).” He blurts out, causing your eyes to widen a bit. “I see we’re not holding anything back here.” You mumble, causing him to chuckle. “How long were you in love with me?” You ask quietly, putting your fork down. “I don’t remember exactly what day I realized I loved you, but it was before Vegas. A long time before that.” You bite your lip.

You never said anything.“

“Would you have told me if you were in love with me?”

“Okay, I see your point. I probably wouldn’t have told you, either.”

“Exactly.”

Luke takes another bite of his pancakes, blinking at you from a few feet away. You avoid his gaze, looking anywhere but at him.

“(Y/N), you don’t have to be shy with me. Say whatever you’re thinking. I’m not going to be mad.” He says, after a minute of silence. You swallow hard.

“I had no idea. And you acted like I did.” You whisper, meeting his eyes again. “I know, and that’s my fault. I take full blame for that. I was only upset.” Luke says softly, pushing his pancakes aside so that he can move over beside you. “Ashton said you were doing better without me.” You admit.

“So, you talked to Ash, huh?”

“Yeah.”

“I was doing good. Really good. But after awhile, I noticed how alone I felt. You were always around to make me feel less alone, and then suddenly, you just weren’t there anymore. I was surrounded by crowds every night and I’ve never felt more alone.”

You look over at him, frowning. “Do you still love me, Luke?” You ask. He bites his lip. “I can’t answer that, because I’m not totally sure. But the one thing that I am sure about is that I miss my best friend.” He says, and you sigh.

“Alright, you can stay. You’re sleeping in the guest room, though. And we’re going to talk more about this in the morning, I’m not done yet. I’m just too tired to talk more now.” You say, yawning. Luke grins, kissing your cheek before hopping off the bed. He takes the empty pancake containers and the McDonald’s bag downstairs and throws it away, then pops his head back into your room. Your lying down now, and your back is to him.

“Goodnight, (Y/N). See ya in the morning.” He says, pulling the door closed and going to the guest room across the hall. You squeeze your eyes shut and will yourself not to say anything back, because if you do, then he’ll hear the tears.

And it’s so stupid that you’re crying, you’re sure it is.

Because how ironic is it that you’re falling for him when he’s not falling for you anymore?

Day 47/100 of Productivity: 8 October 2017

here’s some science notes about how hawaii was formed,, i really like learning about the earth and how everything came to be - i think it’s really interesting because it really shows how nothing is ever constant, and everything will change but as the earth changes, we will change in order to get by,, 

and i guess that can kinda be viewed as a metaphor for life - every day brings something new, something different from the last, a change, one may say, but we will change to meet that new challenge, and to make the most of that new day :)

lol look at me trying to be deep
RWBY Vol. 4 Ch. 12

How many times is this show going to make me cry? Like, I’m not comfortable with this at all.

• It’s about to go down, guys.

• This Nuckelavee for real reminds me of that thing from CTCD and I just want it dead. Please. (“Return the slab”)

•Ren’s semblance is awesome.

•Qrow/Jaune wtf did that look even mean?

•Oh crap, their asses are getting handed to them on platinum platters.

•GO CROCEA MORS

•Stop screeching, man. It’s not that serious.

•Ren’s rage scares me. Like, honestly scares me. He, as I’ve noticed, gets a kind of one track mind when he’s angry and doesn’t think clearly so he starts getting a little reckless. And that’s so unlike him.

•NORA NO

•My baby did that self sacrifice for her man ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

•Ren low key peeped and Nora low key liked it. Don’t lie. We all saw that smirk.

•That thing did not just throw her like a ragdoll

•Oh, shit. He’s losing it again. Don’t touch his girl or he goes nuts.

•Yeah, Ren. Chill. You’re getting more wounds than necessary.

•Ren, please take a moment to calm yourself and think rationally

•Damn, I felt that slap.

•I love Nora’s progression from when she was a child. She was so scared and dull. Now, she’s still scared, but she’s also so vibrant and more confident. Proof that things 100% can get better.

• On another note, I think Ren’s kind of finally seeing her as a young adult that doesn’t necessarily need saving. I think he still saw her as that scared, defenseless kid from years ago. Like, he needed to protect her. I think now he sees that she can protect him too if they work together. But I’m pretty sure he knew that the whole time. I don’t know. These thoughts are jumbled.

•Papa Ren’s knife ❤

•Her hand ❤

•Team RNJR strategy time!!!!!!!!!

•I love how teamwork skills have progressed through the series. Like, Jaune still needs help and Ren supported him because he knows his leader still has a long way to go.

•Nora, wtf?

•YES! A GLIMPSE OF NORA’S HAPPIER SELF. I’VE MISSED HER.

•Ren’s getting serious. Back up guys. Give him some room

•Ren: Lol, did you think that pterodactyl screech would scare me?

•YES, REN. KILL THE BEAST. That inner monologue gave me a reason to be at peace

•Speaking of, I’m glad that Ren can set him mind at ease.

•Don’t ask why, but I thought Qrow disappeared because he would do some backwards shit like that.

•Where’d these airships come from?????? Who called you????? Who has service out here????

•Oh, makes sense.

•Baby Qrow is gonna live, guys

•Mistral really is beautiful (Lol, I don’t remember who posted it and I’m going to find out when I’m done here, but they’d said that if Ren, Nora, and Pyrrha stayed, and Jaune had been from Anima and stayed, they’d all be at Haven. So what made them all go to Beacon (how did Renora even get there?) Just something to think about. I promise to cite as soon as I’m done if I can find the post again 😅) Update: the user is Sunder-the-gold

•IT’S CANON. MY BABIES ARE CANON. They didn’t need a kiss to be canon and I just love that. Boop is playing. This is perfect. I hope Jaune starts teasing them in V5. I think this is good way to start making up for Pyrrha’s death. Key word: start. You’re not done until she’s back in the flesh.

•Oh… Rubes… she’s left already… babes, honey

•Weiss is finally getting out of here!!!!!!

•Baby Blake!!!! (F the new WF)

•Yang upgrade afffffffff

•Poor Tai. Both of his babies are gone again.

•Zwei is life.

•THE PICTURE OF TEAM RWBY

•Jaune, baby it’s gonna be okay. I promise. (They’re playing Cold. I’m officially done.)

•Aw, it’s a little memorial now with Papa Ren’s knife.

•Team JNR cuddle and mourn time.

•(I’m pretty sure Nora and Ren share a bed, if I’m not mistaken…)

•WEISS IS FREE!

•Old WF for life!!!!! I love the look they share

•Is that Menagerie???? Sure looks like it kind of. SHE’S GOING FOR BLAKE

•I’m still confused about Oscar. I want to learn more

•Ilia, WF spies, fuck you

•Cinder, fuck you, too. (I still think we should her for human transmutation so we can bring back Pyrrha)

•Don’t say lost, Ruby. Please.

•Ruby is so strong. I love her to pieces ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

•Qrow’s dry humor is great

•Oh, shit. She’s going for Ruby and not Blake… great! (Lol, I think she’ll be the one to tease Renora instead ;3333)

•This letter drove me to tears

•Oh, hell no

GUYS! THE MUSIC! THE ACTING! THE DEVELOPMENT! THE PLOT! THE ANIMATION! I’M DEAD!

Now, we have to wait for the soundtrack and V5 in Fall… I can’t wait that long. Please. Please no.

hello my friends in the 100 fandom, here is the list, taken from jasper finding it in the chancellor’s quarters in 4x04 “a lie guarded” as we can see, clarke’s name is written in completely different handwriting, which begs the question why tf everyone thinks she wrote it?? anyways you can see quite a few names on here, will try to get higher quality when i can

anonymous asked:

Hollstein for the ask ship meme!

I miss them so much :(


Who accidentally pushes a door instead of pulling/vice versa
This is a total Laura thing to do but as we saw in 3x06 Carmilla can get fairly clumsy when she’s flustered so I think if Laura pushed her buttons then Carm would pull a push door and then blush violently as Laura points out that it’s one you push.


Who doodles little hearts all over the desk with their initials inside them
Laura. Carmilla leaves her little notes for her lunch with quotes from her favourite books. Laura doodles hearts so much, it got to an embarrassing level when she accidentally drew one on a paper she was marking.


Who starts the tickle fights
Laura 100%. Carmilla is extremely ticklish and she tries to act tough but Laura knows when to attack and she loves that Carmilla runs so fast and hides so that Laura can’t tickle her. The carefree way Carmilla laughs and squirms as Laura attacks her tickling everywhere makes Laura’s heart flutter, she loves that Carmilla is more open now but she teases a lot and so Laura takes her revenge by tickling her relentlessly.


Who starts the pillow fights
Depends. Laura often starts them to get Carmilla out of bed (it usually backfires because Carmilla grabs her and pulls her down and then pillows are forgotten as their lips meet). Sometimes Carmilla will initiate them because she’s bored and she likes to annoy Laura so if Laura is marking work or typing an article up she’ll turn for a second and them whack a face full of pillow and we all know Laura is not one to back down so it becomes an all out war which more often than not includes a nerf gun battle.


Who falls asleep last, watching the other with a small affectionate smile
It fluctuates but it’s mainly Carmilla. She isn’t quite used to sleeping at reasonable times so she tends to stay awake until it starts getting light outside and then she snuggles in beside Laura and wakes up nearing 4pm. They get into the routine of Carmilla reading to Laura before bed, Laura is comforted by Carmilla’s voice and she always rests her head on Carm’s chest letting the slow thud of her heart beating soothe her and lull her into a peaceful slumber.


Who mistakes salt for sugar
Pffft…Carmilla, only because Laura makes that much cocoa that she would never make that mistake. However Carmilla is used to living on little to no food so maybe she puts sugar on her fries and salt in her coffee. Laura doesn’t let her live it down.


Who lets the microwave play the loud beeping sound at 1am in the morning
Laura most days. She gets distracted by tumblr and her search for the cookies Carmilla’s hidden. Thankfully Carmilla is still quite in tune with her hearing so she usually swoops in to grab Laura’s food, berate Laura for getting distracted again and then retrieve the cookie packet from the bookshelf. Laura still can’t figure out how Carmilla can hide them so successfully.


Who comes up with cheesy pick up lines
Laura for sure. Carmilla rolls her eyes but she can’t deny that Laura’s attempts make her smile. She can confirm that she has never been hit on using Harry Potter references but Laura does get fairly creative with them:  “Hey, baby; I must be in the Room of Requirement, because I require YOU!” and “ A cyberman couldn’t delete you from my heart.” are two of Laura’s best.


Who rearranges the bookshelf in alphabetical order
Carmilla. For a wile she’s unemployed - unsure where she wants to go with her life now that she’s free. She doesn’t mean to do it but she’s bored and she’s trying to find a new book (and by new it means she’s trying to find the book that she hasn’t read that week) and so she decides to sort them out. Laura comes back to find that the bookshelf has been organised as well as the fridge, the cupboards, the bathroom and Carmilla’s drawers. 


Who licks the spoon when they’re baking brownies
Laura definitely. Carmilla whisks the bowl away from her grasp and boops her nose putting a dollop of mixtures on the tip. Food fights are often had and Perry actually put a ban on their brownie baking when she was scarred by the sight of a topless Carmilla having her way with Laura on the kitchen floor.


Who buys candles for dinners even though there’s no special occasion
Carmilla, no doubt about it. She likes candles, they comfort her and Laura loves that Carmilla is still such a sap.


Who draws little tattoos on the other with a pen
It’s actually Carmilla. She’s always had a thing for art and being able to leave her mark in a creative way. She draws constellations along Laura’s arm all along her vein lines. She draws an intricate panther design on Laura’s shoulder blade, the panther sleeping underneath a moon with a yellow pillow between its paws. It becomes Laura’s first tattoo and her Dad may have fainted but it makes Carmilla smile to know that Laura wants such an important part of who Carmilla is with her always.


Who comes home with a new souvenir magnet every time they go on vacation
Laura (but Carmilla bought them). Laura said that they could just leave but Carm knows her gf wants souvenirs so she may grumble about being dragged in way too many shops but she will still waltz over to the counter with an handful of magnets and keyrings that Laura definitely doesn’t need and hand over a wad of cash just so she doesn’t have to see the dreaded pout that always appears when she says no to Laura. She gets kisses in response so she never complains too much.


Who convinces the other to fill out those couple surveys in the back of magazines
Laura for sure. Carmilla makes so many snarky comments and she always huffs about their stupid results but Laura insists and when she gets that determined twinkle in her eye even the toughest biker couldn’t deny her.


♡ Send me a ship and I’ll tell you

Day 10: Favorite Romance

Fair Warning: This is an incredibly long essay with tons and tons of flycammed screencaps.

Obviously, my fav romance is Shakarian. It’s my favorite for many reasons, but I think the reason that I like it best is simply because it is actually a romance. I honestly love it so god damn much that I’m having a hard time focusing on what I want to talk about with it, because its that damn good.

I think I’m going to talk about the development of it, because there’s lots of essays out there already about why they’re suited for each other or what makes them such a good pairing. What I think is particularly interesting about the way the Shakarian romance is set up is that so much of the romance is not in what they say – it’s in how they say it.

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Pretty Woman - DOS (Bucky Barnes x OFC AU)

SUMMARY: A very successful, wealthy lawyer, James ‘Bucky’ Barnes, hires a beautiful and unlikely prostitute, Gabriella Alvarez, from Sunset Blvd to bring along to various business events for the week. An attraction develops between the two and Bucky finds it harder and harder to let the infectious, kind-hearted Gabriella go.

WARNINGS: mention of prostitution. language.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: i am back with part numero dos! i have my OFC picked out and you will all get to see who she is in the next chapter. i love surprises ;) anyway, this is a short sort of filler, really.

Enjoy!


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Your Selfies Didn’t Flop

“My selfies flopped”…

Let me break it down for y’all… Your selfies didn’t flop. The problem is that it’s a numbers game. There are a few factors that contributed to low numbers.

Tumblr System Limits

First off, there are limits within the Tumblr system. They will not display every possible selfie, even when you go to “recent”. It’s like… they will only allow the first 250 posts on mobile and maybe a few hundred more from a desktop device.

And to show you guys this…

Some of the selfies I reblogged succeed (got more than 30 notes). They posted them early in the morning and I decided to save them until this morning. And they managed to get some love.

Which now goes into…

Timing of your posts

You make a post during prime time? It’s not going to get as much love.

If you post your pictures at the same time as everyone else, it will get overlooked.

The third thing to keep in mind is… you guessed it… 

Influencers

… the type of person to reblog.

I reblogged people and they got 40+ notes because I’m an influencer. 

I told someone who NEVER posted pictures out of fear of a low count to post up and I’ll show them they can get at least 20. They got double.

However, there is one other thing that can help.

Style of photo/variety/story

Let’s face it… people want you to be at least a little creative with your photos. Sure, we have to address certain problems as colorism, but if your photo is boring, it may not get picked up as quickly. 

Most people that get reblogs have a story behind it. And stories are powerful.

However, even if you have various styles, and managed to hit the story angle, there’s still one more element.

Luck

So, if you got a low number… it’s mostly because of tech limits, timing, the numbers game and luck. Sadly, this isn’t something we have control over.

Don’t let this get you down. Instead of aiming for a “100+ notes”, lower your expectations a bit. I think a “successful” post is one that can reach over 25. If you get over 100, that’s fantastic! And over 500+? You’re on the ball!

And if you think I’m saying things to make you feel better and “hey you’re a co-creator. You probably have gotten a lot of love”… let me reassured you.

I only got 15 notes on my Blackout posts. My blog is over 28K+ followers and the posts I boosted that have 2 or 3 notes managed to get over 40 at the very least. So trust me… as a man who knows how viral posts work, I KNOW what I’m talking about!

So… take it from me. Don’t aim for 100 notes, especially if you never saw 100+ daily. Aim for a low number. You’ll be happy to reach it and presently surprise if you get more than ever!

Also, think about it this way… every time you post up something in the tag, it makes the tag more visible. And when it’s trending, it’s a hot topic. You also get to view other people who can inspire you, make you proud of your blackness.

And isn’t that what it’s all about? For me, it’s personally pissing off people who say “Black people get hypervisibility” and at least for four days out of the year…

… they get to know what we get to see every day of our lives. 4 days won’t hurt them.

Do you think…

Do you think we’ll get Matt’s vlog too? Like he’s making one for future rebel fighters? I really want one. It is just gonna be the Castle of Lions? Maybe we’ll get Lotor and the Generals too? (i’m 100% sure it’s just wishful thinking but..)

What would Matt’s vlog be about? If we get one? Maybe he’ll get sidetracked and recall his days back on earth? We might get more insight on his personality! Maybe tell stories about Pidge/Katie, maybe it’ll be angsty like Keith’s… Just…. What if.

Like a “Greetings… um *looks at notes* Future Rebel fighters! My name is Matt Holt, and the only Earthen representative at this base” yada ysdfjsdklsd. (i can’t do this)

anonymous asked:

i wanna read the vk fic, but i dont watch or read it so i dont really understand :(

Hahah, no worries, when we get to writing that fic (if we ever do lmao), I’ll make sure to include anything you guys need to know in the author’s note or something. But, so you can understand the small hc post i made, 

  • Pureblood: vampires with 100% vampire blood, top of the hierarchy, is very powerful and respected by other vampires. a human bitten by them gets changed to a vampire. immortal. technically royalty. their blood is supposedly really nice, i think? 
  • Aristocrat: vampires with a little bit of human blood in their ancestry. 2nd tier in the hierarchy. they tend to have supernatural abilities (control of ice/fire/electricity, creation of illusion, etc). t bite from them will not turn a human into a vampire. live long lives, but aren’t immortals. 
  • Ex-human/ Level D: human bitten by pureblood that gets turned into a vampire. if they are able to drink the blood of the vampire that turned them, they become normal vampires (level C). if they don’t, they eventually fall into a state of sanity (level E) and are listed to be killed by the hunter’s association. 
  • VK wiki page talking about the nature of vampires if you want to know. Generally spoiler-free. 
  • Hunters: humans with a little bit of vampire blood in their bloodlines. the more vampire blood they have in them, the more ‘vampire-like’ they are (eg. strength, longer lifespans). they are tasked with keeping order by hunting crazed level Es. Wiki page. just ignore the bit about the cursed twins it’s irrelevant to the au.
  • Day/Night Class & the Academy: an academy built with the intention of establishing co-existence between humans and vampires. day class are for humans and night class are for vampires. most of the day class students are unaware of the night class being vampires. 
  • When in love, a vampire will crave for the blood of the person they’re in love with and their thirst can only be quenched by drinking their blood. 
  • Blood tablets: alternative to human blood. it tastes bad apparently. 

5/100 days of productivity
11 ∙ 7 ∙ 16

Today I:

wrote killer notes in all of my lectures (which I will upload tomorrow bc I am currently very comfy in bed)
found and annotated a couple more articles for my two research papers due in a month
finally caught up on Beloved
finished my pre-lab report for this week’s lab

I’m super proud of myself for getting so much work done because I think I’m getting sick :c Anyway, can we talk about how cute this Ipsy bag is? I’ve been using it as a pencil case for the past month, and I absolutely do not care that it isn’t relevant anymore. It is adorable, and I love it! (also yes, the zipper slider is a little ghost 👻)

peep scully on my laptop

kosmophiliac  asked:

i can't be the only one wondering what the cenz to dollars exchange rate is here. is there any item they buy in fma that we know how much it costs, and is fairly common so we can get a comparison and work out the exchange rate????

Not that I know of, but I think there are reasonable estimates to be made.

The two instances that come to mind are the Briggs coffee costing 100 cenz a cup (stupid expensive, according to Ed) and Ed borrowing 520 cenz from Roy, which was everything in Roy’s pocket and Ed complained about him carrying so little. (Other thing to note: Roy made a point of saying it was 520 cenz Ed borrowed, when Ed tried paying him back with 500. Ed called him cheap for that.)

This is 100% guesswork, but a world where 100 is expensive for coffee, and 520 is kinda meager for money in your wallet, and 20 is stingy: I’m personally ball-parking about 15 cenz/$1

At that rate:

  • 100 cenz is $6.67 (which is pretty ridiculous for coffee, especially bad coffee)
  • 520 cenz is about $35, which seems like reasonable “this is all the money in my wallet right now” without really being all that much.
  • 20 cenz is $1.33, which seems like a petty amount to make a fuss over.

Again, that’s literally based on my intuition and the characters’ reactions in the show. There probably IS some kind of direct conversion (maybe cenz are p much yen?) that I’m just unaware of. This is my assumption for now.

anonymous asked:

You get what you deserve in life! Bitches always want to play victim like you're 100% innocent nah sis say what you did for it to lead to this

Lead to what? What is ‘this’ lol. Are you under the impression that I’ve gotten some consequence?

And why are you being so obvious? Might as well sign your name to your notes at this point, it’s not really 'anonymous’. Still have your number too if you prefer that mode of conversation… if you think I lied, come over and we can count my money and look at my bags lol. Borrow one! I’ve got plenty. Not even joking. Bring a swimsuit and we can chill in the sauna or pool too while you confront me or something, then relax a little.

Chill out. It’s over, no need to be throwing the word 'bitch’ around like it’s that serious… and don’t worry, I am getting exactly what I deserve! Hope you do too, and not in an asshole way but seriously, hope you’ll be ok and safe.

This is from an eBay listing for an old magazine from the UK. I am obviously very desperate to buy it but the seller is asking a huge amount of money (almost $100) that I can’t afford. If anyone has the funds and wants to buy it please do so we can get a good scan of this! And the article looks interesting too, with Thomas talking about his father. Please note there is only five days left to buy and the seller has said he will probably not relist it.

almayver  asked:

Hey how do you say "love is weakness" in the grounders language?

Hodnes laik kwelnes.

Loved that episode. Hearing Monty say the words “big-ass hammer” really got me right in the tombom. Seeing him wreck that hair by putting on the radiation suit, well… That made me mad. But that’s a good thing. It means the writers are doing their job. It’s important that his hair face adversity from time to time. It’s important that we, as viewers, feel uncomfortable when we think about his hair getting all staticky when that awful helmet brushes it up and jostles it. We feel that static with Monty and understand his struggle, thereby understanding a little bit better what it means to live in this world while trying to maintain a literally perfect head of hair.

Thanks for the ask! Also, note to the100writers: Those cages in Mount Weather are just awful. They remind me of the “little-ease” mentioned in Camus’ The Fall. Very well done! It makes me uncomfortable just thinking about them.

how to get away with murder inspired prompts

“And stop acting like a little bitch baby!”

“Do not tell me how to feel right now!”

“We clean it and put it back. Hide it in plain sight.”

“You should find your seat. Don’t wanna be a sitting duck when the shooter gets here.”

“My God… you have no idea what you just walked into.”

“This is Criminal Law 100 or as I prefer to call it, how to get away with murder.”

“Take some notes kids. Because this is what pilates can do for you.”

“We are so, so screwed.”

“Smile or go to jail.”

“Guess we have more in common then I thought.”

“Do you know who anyone really is?”

“Never take a learning opportunity away from someone else. No matter how smart you need everyone to think you are.”

“I don’t kiss and tell.”

“Like father like daughter.”

“How in the hell do you find this crap?”

“The faster you type the faster you get your reward.”

“Stop screwing the students.”

“I bet you the boyfriend did it.”

“You two need a room?”

“Kitchen’s for grown ups only.”

“It wasn’t exactly… legal.”

“You know usually I require dinner before I illegally hack into old ladies computer.”

“I hope you’re not as bad a student as you are a liar.”

“You’ll never know.”

“I doubt Dad’ll want Mom to find out where he’s spending the kid's tuition.”

“I’m done talking to you.”

“I get that’s hard to believe coming from me but its the truth.”

“Quiet ones are usually the most dangerous.”

“Only your boyfriend would be calling you this late.”

“Told you I had good taste.”

“What? You think you’re the only one that notices things?”

“Don’t you ever leave me like that again.”

“I’m not going anywhere.”

“It was a stupid thing that happened when I was a kid!”

“I have a plan for my life and it doesn’t include you ruining us.”

“You don’t make history being liked.”

anonymous asked:

This might be a dumb question, but..why is water a liquid? Aren't the elements that make it up normally gases? Is it temperature?

Actually, that’s not a dumb question at all.  It’s a very fundamental question, and so the answer is something people often take for granted.

First and foremost, chemical compounds do not necessarily share the properties of the elements they’re made of.  This is an important principle of chemistry, because it explains the vast diversity of chemical substances.  The human body is made up of many, many different types molecules, but it’s mostly made of just four elements: Oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon.  You can combine these four elements into all sorts of different combinations and proportions, and each combination has different properties depending on how the atoms of each element are arranged. 

Water is made up of two hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. This happens because oxygen atoms have a lot of electrons in their outermost electron shell, while hydrogen atoms have very few.   Atoms can become more stable when they have a completely full outermost shell.  They can do this by giving up or acquiring electrons to become ions.  Another solution is to share electrons by forming chemical bonds.  This is something hydrogen and oxygen do very well. 

Hydrogen is the simplest element.  It’s outermost electron shell is its only shell, and it only has one electron in it.   It needs just on more to have a full shell.  Left to themselves, hydrogen atoms will solve this problem by simply sharing electrons with one another, forming molecules with two hydrogen atoms apiece.  We can call this molecule “dihydrogen” or “diatomic hydrogen”, or “molecular hydrogen”, but usually it’s just called hydrogen, since this is the form we usually deal with when we think about the element.

Since the two hydrogen atoms are sharing their electrons, they can both have a full outermost electron shell at the same time.   This form is more stable, but only if the chemical bond between them remains in tact.   But it takes some energy to break the bond.  Without that energy, the hydrogen atoms aren’t likely to separate on their own. 

What this means is that a hydrogen molecule isn’t particularly reactive.  It just sort of floats around without much interest in interacting with anything else.  This includes other hydrogen molecules.  Because each hydrogen atom only has one electron apiece, they can only form one chemical bond at a time.  So there’s not much point in switching partners.  The molecules of hydrogen will just sort of float around and bounce off one another without doing anything. 

This is why hydrogen is a gas.  You can condense hydrogen into a liquid, but only at a very low temperature, -252.9°C.  At that temperature, the molecules become so low in energy that they can’t bounce around as fast, and it becomes easier for them to stick together.  But they’re not tightly bound together, so they can still flow around each other.  That’s a liquid. 

By contrast, iron is a solid at room temperature because its atoms are much more willing to cling together and form rigid crystalline structures.  These structures don’t start to come loose until the iron is very hot, which is why iron has a very high melting point (1,538°C), and an even higher boiling point  (2,862°C).

The same principle that explains hydrogen’s low boiling point also apply to oxygen.  Oxygen atoms have six electrons in their outermost shell, but they need eight to be completely full.  So they pair off, much like hydrogen atoms, except they share two electrons apiece, forming two chemical bonds, or a double bond. 

Now it is possible for oxygen atoms to bond with multiple atoms at one time, this generally doesn’t work when it’s just oxygen atoms involved.  Ozone is a molecule of three oxygen atoms, and while they’re able to make it work, the arrangement isn’t very stable, so it doesn’t take much to pull it apart.  This is what makes ozone so reactive, and why it’s toxic enough that large cities will declare “ozone alerts” when there’s too much of it in the atmosphere. 

Generally speaking, oxygen prefers a two-atom molecular form, because each atom in the pair is too greedy for electrons to let its partner try to share with someone else at the same time.  So oxygen molecules behave similarly to hydrogen molecules, bouncing around without much interaction.  So oxygen is a gas too, until you cool it down to -183°C.  It’s boiling point isn’t quite as cold as hydrogen’s, but it’s still far colder than anything on Earth outside of a laboratory.  So we think of hydrogen and oxygen as gases.

However, while the molecules of these gases don’t interact much with themselves, they do react violently with one another.  This is because oxygen is greedy for electrons, while hydrogen is anxious to share electrons.  Their diatomic molecules make a decent arrangement, but an even better arrangement can be had by combining together to form a new molecule: water. 


Since oxygen can form two chemical bonds at a time, and hydrogen can only form one, the resulting molecule has two hydrogen atoms sharing electrons with the one oxygen atom.   But the water molecule has an interesting shape, and this is a consequence of the atoms it’s made up of. 

See, we might assume the molecule exists in a straight line: H-O-H.  But this isn’t how it works.  Oxygen atoms have six outermost electrons, and electrons repel one another, so when you have six off them in a valence shell together, they prefer to space themselves out.  The best way to do that is a sort of tetrahedral formation.  Imagine the oxygen atom like a big balll, and a pair of electrons sticks out at the very top.  Then towards the bottom three more pairs are arranged like the legs on a stool.  The advantage of this is that each electron pair is as far apart from one another as possible, including the electrons used to form bonds with hydrogen. 

So when all is said and done water molecules have this bent structure, with an angle of about 105 degrees.  And this creates an odd distribution of electrons in the overall structure. 

See, you’ve got these other six electrons on one side of the oxygen atom, and on the other you have these hydrogens sharing relatively few electrons.  This lopsided electron distribution leads to a phenomenon called a dipole moment, where each water molecule sort of has a little positive charge on the hydrogen side, and a little negative charge on the oxygen side.  Because of this, the atoms in a water molecule will be drawn to other water molecules.

The intermolecular attraction between hydrogen and oxygen isn’t as strong as a chemical bond.  Otherwise every water molecule would just fall apart as the atoms all swapped dance partners over and over.  But the attraction is there.  Chemists call this a hydrogen bond, since hydrogen atoms have a tendency to do this in molecules where they’re stuck to electron greedy species like oxygen.  This attraction between the molecules makes it tougher to force them apart.  In other words, it’s tougher to get water to behave like a gas, which means it has a higher boiling point: 100°C.   And that’s a temperature above what we usually see on earth, so we tend to think of water as a liquid

Note that water has very different properties from oxygen and hydrogen, but we can explain those differences because of the properties of oxygen and hydrogen.  Oxygen’s greed for electrons and hydrogen’s unique one-electron structure can tell us a lot about why water does what it does.  For example, the bent molecules and the hydrogen bonding are what cause water to arrange into hexagonal crystals when it solidifies, and this is why snowflakes look the way they do.