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She has no throne. Girls without thrones should not have knights, but hers won’t go. Princess Zelda – the girl who killed Calamity – would love to fade into legend, but Link’s bought a house, he’s fighting off monsters, and he’s selling giant horses to strangely familiar Gerudo men. She’ll never have any peace now. (ao3)  

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Belladonna Farm (Part 1)

Yay! The first part of my new Nessian series! This will be a seven part fic and will have a couple aesthetic boards to go with it. 

Fun Fact: The setting for this fic is a real place that I have been to and took pictures of for the aesthetics. Everything about it is 100% true except for the mountains (which I added because Illyrians).

Please let me know what you guys think! 

Tagging: @aelinxfeyre @rowanismybae (let me know if you want to be added to this tag list!)

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‘belladonna’

noun

1. also called deadly nightshade. a poisonous plant, Atropa belladonna, or the nightshade family, having purplish-red flowers and blackberries

2. Italian for ‘beautiful lady’

Saturday

Nesta checks her phone again, squinting as she tries to understand the directions the stupid GPS app is telling her. She is pretty sure that it is completely wrong. After all, the last town is twenty miles back, and all around her are corn fields, with a small mountain range situated behind them. The road she is currently driving on is paved, but has many potholes, and the closest neighbors are several kilometers apart. Surely her late Aunt Ripleigh - who had loved to talk all day if she had an audience - wouldn’t want to live all the way out here in the middle of nowhere.

Of course, that may as well have been Nesta’s city heart talking. She could never imagine staying in a place like this for a long period of time, corn fields surrounding you, the sun beating down constantly. As it is, she has the air conditioning blasting in her car and the humidity is still getting to her hair. Not that she has anyone to impress. Nesta briefly feels a bit grateful for a week with no one around. Maybe she won’t even do her makeup while she’s staying here. Wherever here is.

As she continues to drive down the dull, straight road, Nesta once again curses the circumstances that put her here. Of course, she has no one to blame, because she can’t very well blame her dead great aunt for naming her in her will. Although Nesta fiercely wants to be angry that Aunt Ripleigh had decided that she should be the one given the farm house at the base of a mountain.

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Mandinka Mother by Gerry Walden
Via Flickr:
A Mandinka woman dances with a child in a sling on her back at a performance for tourists (Gambia)

[News] 170619 The title of BLACKPINK’s new song is “As If It’s Your Last”… The complete team’s teaser poster has been unveiled

The title of BLACKPINK’s comeback title track has been unveiled. It is “As If It’s Your Last”.

Today, three days ahead of BLACKPINK’s comeback, the title of the team’s new song has been unveiled. On June 19 in the morning, YG Entertainment released a teaser image of the complete team of BLACKPINK on the company’s official blog. The image shows the title of BLACKPINK’s new song, which goes “As If It’s Your Last”.

According to an YG insider, BLACKPINK’s new single to be released on the 22 this month includes a singular song. BLACKPINK released two songs in each of the “SQAURE” series single albums released in August and November last year. BLACKPINK’s new song “As If It’s Your Last” is kind of a surprise gift for fans who have loved BLACKPINK, which is given during the period for the team to prepare for “SQUARE THREE” album.

The YG insider explained the reason why BLACKPINK is releasing their first single song, “’As If It’s Your Last’ is a cool and refreshing song that will beat the scorching heat of these days. It is the quickest and most exciting song among BLACKPINK’s songs released so far. YG decided that the song is best for the hot summer season during July and August”.

The insider also hinted that BLACKPINK is currently working hard on their third “SQUARE” series album as well and it will be released after the completion of the performances of “As If It’s Your Last”, to further raise music fans’ anticipation.

The lyrics of “As If It’s Your Last” talk about the excitement of love. In the song, a girl asks her lover to love her like it is the last day of their love, saying, “Baby hug me until I break as if it’s your last day” and “Kiss me like a lie as if I’m your last love”.

Music fans are now paying keen attention to whether BLACKPINK’s first new song “As If It’s Your Last” in seven months and for this year will play the role of a cleanup hitter to follow the big hit created by “WHISTLE”, “BOOMBAYAH”, and “PLAYING WITH FIRE”.

YG has been raising fans’ anticipation for BLACKPINK’s comeback by releasing teaser images that well-displayed the appeals of individual members of BLACKPINK one after another. Now, it seems that BLACKPINK’s comeback project has been kicked off in earnest three days ahead of the comeback, as the poster of all the four members and the title of the new song are unveiled.

BLACKPINK will release the music and video of their new song “As If It’s Your Last” on June 22 at 6PM and will implement active domestic promotions for their new song for about two months. In addition, in mid-July, BLACKPINK will host their first showcase in Japan. The number of applications to visit the showcase was 10 times larger than what was expected, so local staff was greatly surprised by the big popularity and interest in BLACKPINK in the country even before the official beginning of the promotion for the team.

2017. 6. 19.

Football Stadium Cookies


Yields 12 to 18 cookies

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Square cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • White royal icingn in a decorating bag fitted with coupler
  • #2, #1 tips
  • Green royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
  • Rainbow nonpareils

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk in flour, almond meal, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  6. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  7. Shape the dough into 2 discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
  8. Working with one disc at a time on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies using square cookie cutter and place them 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
  10. Place batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350ºF for 20-22 minutes or a cake tester comes out clean.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use green royal icing to pipe a rectangle on the middle third of the square. Allow to fully dry.
  2. Pipe white royal icing with a #2 tip into rectangles above and below the green. While the white royal icing is still wet, sprinkle on rainbow nonpareils until covered.
  3. Add the yardline details with white royal icing and a #1 tip.
  4. TaDa! The crowds are roaring in these stadium cookies!

Marijuana update:

My partner finally got me some! He got me a THC heavy chocolate bar and some gummies. I was hoping for a CBD type or at least a one to one ratio, but at this point I’m just happy to have anything.

I ate a third of a chocolate square so we’ll see how that works and then go from there.

Also I was worried that it would taste off or something but it was actually quite delicious.

What is composition and why Tumblr needs to stop its love affair with the Golden Ratio

If you’ve been on Tumblr longer than ten minutes then chances are you’ve seen a post about how some movie or TV show is so well done and looks so good because of the Golden Ratio. 

However, 99.9% of the time I see these posts, they aren’t actually utilizing composition correctly. So I’m going to tell you how to properly find composition:

 1) so that you can be smug to your friends so you can gain more knowledge and spread it wide

2) I can stop wanting to rip my hair out every time I see the Golden Ratio on literally anything now

Lets start with what you’re doing wrong. 

There’s a popular post on Tumblr about Mad Max: Fury Road. Here’s a sample of some of their photo evidence:

That’s not how the Force composition works

And it’s definitely not how the Golden Ratio works.

See the thing about a ratio and composition is that it has to be uniform. The Golden Ratio works when it takes up the entirety of the frame. Neither of these (nor any of the photos in that set) are actual examples of good composition through the Golden Ratio because the ratio itself has been warped to conform to prove a point that didn’t actually need proving.

That’s not to say Mad Max isn’t an example of good composition, it definitely is, but y’all are hung up on the Golden Ratio so much you don’t even realise there are a million other composition rules that you didn’t even realise that you’re seeing. 

Firstly, this is how the Golden Ratio actually works:

And here’s an even easier way to look at it:

Because the Golden Ratio itself is all about numbers and math more than anything. Which is why this is pretty much where my understanding of how it works technically stops because I majored in film not math or art history. Here’s some actual examples of how that translates to film, though:

It’s not so much about the spiral as it is about the composition of the image and the ratio on the screen. 

“But wait” you’re saying “you said there are other rules in composition we’re not taking into account. What are they?” The first rule of composition you learn in film school and the most common rule followed is called the Rule of Thirds. Here’s some examples of it:

You’re literally breaking up the frame into nine equal segments to draw the viewers eye to the places you want them to go and you’re offsetting everything from the middle because putting anything in the middle of the frame just doesn’t feel right to the viewer (although obviously this rule can be broken for several different reasons). In these two images, you’re giving your subjects breathing room and following their line of sight to a logical place. 

“I thought you said there were a million composition rules. How come you’re only talking about two?” You’re right, I did say that, and it’s absolutely true, but this post is already way longer than it should be and there’s no way I could cover all of them right now. However, the Rule of Thirds is the most common and now you know how to look for it AND now you can stop misusing the Golden Ratio and really take a look at the Fibonacci Squares and how they work to a film makers advantage.

As for the Mad Max images? Well, the first one is definitely the Rule of Thirds, and the second one follows the rule for Leading Lines and manipulated the depth of the image to its advantage. The movie is very well composed, just not in the way y’all seem to think it is.

Without You (Steve Rogers Imagine - Short One Shot)

Hey guys! So this is my first attempt at a Steve Rogers imagine. I kind of found myself playing with an idea and wanted to try it out.

Just as an FYI, this is a bit all over the place. I was really impatient and wanted to try out a bunch of different things at the same time because I have no restraint. Lol.

I wanted to make it longer… but I kind of liked how it ended… hehe. I think later on I’m going to play with more Steve stuff!

I had fun writing it and I hope you’ll have fun reading it!

“Sweet heart, please come! I promise it’ll lift your spirits,” Peggy called from the bathroom to where you sat in the living room. You’d taken it upon yourself to fling your exhausted body onto the heavenly velvet sofa after a long day at the telecenter, and currently had no prospect of ever leaving it. It was exhausting staring at all those small metallic holes, the long rubber wires, the thousands of numbers and cities and states, oh! Whoever’d thought up the process was a real pill.

“Language!”

“What? Hey at least I didn’t say-“ he covered your mouth, pressing you against his chest.

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I cry about rings sometimes.

No Better love Part 4 The Final part

No better love

 

Summary: They always say Christmas is the time for miracles.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Warnings: cussing, blood, fighting, angst, smut, unprotected sex (wrap if your gonna tap people)

Word count: Part 1 = 2,118 Part 2 = 1,968 (with lyrics) Part 3 = 1,818 Part 4 = 3,846

Rating: PG-13

Note: sequel to “Ruin” takes place about three months later.

Forever:

@winters-buck
@angryschnauzer
@marvel-lucy
@feelmyroarrrr

Marvel:

@sebbytrash
@ek823
@creideamhgradochas
@marvelfanfichq
@aquabrie

@hellomissmabel

Part 4

December 31 New York City, New Year’s Eve

 

Eye’s trained on the New York sky line, he doesn’t hear you step into the room, lights dimmed, the party raging on in the ballroom couple of floors down. It’s been a hell of a week of shocks and almost losses. You can’t believe the two of you made it to tonight, the last one of 2016, and together no less. Holding back the snort which wants to let loose, but right now you don’t want to disturb the peace that’s settled or the man who’s filled your heart with such love and joy.

To think less than a week ago he’s at death’s door and now he stands, one hand resting on the cool glass of Stark Tower the other hanging at his side, back slightly bent forward as if he’s searching for something. Instead you take the time to truly look at him, dressed in a pair of fitted black dress pants that hug an ass you can’t help but want to squeeze, tailored white long sleeved button shirt, sky blue tie that you know has been loosened as the sleeves have been rolled up exposed the tanned, muscular forearms. You wonder what’s going through his mind right now, if he’s troubled about something since you could see the tense set of his shoulders. Free hand slipping into those dress pants to fiddle with something.

Leaning against the door jam of the borrowed room, hands clasp over your tummy, jeweled embellishments abrading the palms of your hands, as navy blue chiffon bellowed around you softly. You mind going back to Christmas Day.

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Math Magic!

Alright folks, I’m going to teach you how to do a pretty cool party trick using only the power of your minds: Squaring large numbers!

No? doesn’t sound impressive? Well, ok then, don’t learn the cool thing. Move along, dummy.

Still here? Ok cool! So, pretty much everyone learned their times tables, so your 1 digit squares are already learned.  But can you do 2 digits? 3 digits? 4 DIGITS!? You will when I’m done with you!  So lets go!

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2 DIGIT SQUARES!  

Ok, take your number, lets say 23, and think about it like what squaring a number means; 23^2 is just 23*23. Now, round one number to the nearest 10, as in 23 rounds down by 3 to 20. Then, move the other number the opposite way by the same amount, as in 23 up by 3 to 26.  Now you have 26*20, which is SO MUCH EASIER. 26*2 is 52, *10 is 520.  Now you just have to bring that number you shifted by earlier back in, square it, and add it to the end. We shifted by 3, 3^2 is 9, so our total is 529.

recap: 23^2, 23*23, 20*26 (shift 3), 520, 3^2=9, 529.

or maybe try 86.  You have to round that up by 4 to get to 90, so the other 86 goes down by 4 to 82.  90*82 is 7380, then toss a 16 (ya know, 4^2), and you have 7396.

But what if it ends in a 5?  Save your ass some time and brain juice and do this quick trick: take the tens place and multiply it by the next bigger number and throw a 25 at the end. 55? 5*6=30, 3025. Done. 75? 7*8=56, 5625.

And of course 2 digits ending in 0 are just the one digit square with 00 at the end, but, I mean, if you can do this in your head you knew that.

Anyways, you need to master this 2 digit process to do the rest of the harder ones, because you use this to simplify them.  Work smarter, not harder, right?


3 DIGIT SQUARES!

So it’s tempting to want to square three digit numbers as (abc*abc) but then the longhand gets really jumbled. Don’t bother, cut that shit down to (ab*ab) and make the first two digits into one! Instead of doing, say, 523^2 as (500+20+3)^2, you could just do (500+23)^2 because we already know what 23^2 is! Here’s the process we’re going to use:

our number won’t be longer than 8 digits, so picture this: 0000 0000.  See the gap? Square your first two digits and put it to the right of the gap, square the third digit and put it to the left.  So 523 will look like 0025 0529.  Remember those two numbers.  How? Hold on, we need to learn something else!

MNEMONIC MAJOR SYSTEM!

make those numbers WORDS! Words are easier to store in your brain.  Numbers use short term memory and you have a limit of about 7 objects and your short term memory is always purging. Convert the numbers to words and you an use your parietal lobe and lock that shit away in long term memory.

0 = s and z sounds, like Zero
1 = t and d sounds. 1 and t/d have straight spines
2 = n, because one bump
3 = m, because 2 bumps
4 = r, like fouR
5 = l, kinda hard but thing roman number 50 is L.
6 = sh, ch, soft g, j, all those sounds you push through clenched teeth.
7 = k and hard g. 7 and K are both sharp and angular.
8 = f and v.  8 looks like a cursive f.
9 = p and b. P and b both have a line and a bump like a 9.

You can use these to make words to store away your numbers.  Our 523 process above has 25 0529.  That’s “anal sail nub”.  Now you can memorize that hilarious phrase, possibly with a little image with it, and move on to the next step.

3 DIGIT SQUARE, PART DEUX.

We have “anal sail nub” stored away, so now we multiply the two numbers together and double them. 5*23=115, *2=230.  Drop 230 right in the middle of our number (00here00), 00023000.  Then we bring the rest back.  Nub, N,B, 29, 00023029. Sail, S,L, 05, 00023529. Anal, N,L, 25,00273529. 273,529!

You keeping up? Brain hurt? Well hold on, because we’re not done yet! Do you have the brain power to add one more digit!?

FOUR DIGIT SQUARES!

Do the same thing as the 3 digit, but 2 sets of 2 digit squares.  (1000a+100b+10c+d)^2  becomes (100a+b)^2.  Lets use 9523 as the example.  Start with 95 and 23.  95^2 is 9025 and 23^2 is 529. Make number blocks 9025 0529. Menmonic major statements “Pez Anal” and “Sail Nub” committed to memory. Move on to 95*23, but make like easy and do 100*23 and then just take 5*23 away, 2300-115=2185. Double it, 4370. Stick it in the middle, 00437000. Recall “Sail Nub”, S,L,N,B, 0529, 00437529.  Recall “Pez Anal”, P,Z,N,L, 9025, 90687529. 90,687,529!


Alright, no go impress people at parties, because I know you guys go to the good parties where this is totally something that impresses people…. right?