this team is the deal

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I WON RUMBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!

this may not seem like a big deal, but my fps skills have gotten worse over time. i become very easily disoriented, confused and turned around. my mind has been losing track of things very quickly and it doesn’t take much to overwhelm me. combined with shaky hands, this is something i have no control over, no matter how much i practice.

i havent won a free-for-all deathmatch in ANY game EVER. so to me, given my hand-eye coordination challenges, this is a big fucking deal.. i feel accomplished, just this one little victory makes me feel proud ;u;

can someone please explain to me why barry takes the random doohickey that future barry gives him despite the fact that neither he nor future barry knows what the fuck it is, the person who invented it can’t be found nor does she invent it for another 4 years and there’s no guarantee that it’ll actually work

yet he leaves behind the device that future cisco invented that barry saw firsthand actually fucking works and would probably be a ginormous help to team flash to deal with savitar, killer frost and any other meta-humans they may encounter because IT CAN LITERALLY DISRUPT THE POWERS OF META-HUMANS and like seriously why is this child so dumb oh my god

washingtonpost.com
U.S. women’s soccer wins higher pay, improved support with five-year labor deal
The U.S. women’s soccer players’ union and the sport’s governing body have agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement, improving standards for the national team and pro league and ensuring labor harmony through the next World Cup and Olympics.
By https://www.facebook.com/SoccerInsider

“In a joint statement, the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and U.S. Soccer Federation said they have “ratified a new collective bargaining agreement which will continue to build the women’s program in the U.S., grow the game of soccer worldwide and improve the professional lives of players on and off the field. We are proud of the hard work and commitment to thoughtful dialogue reflected through this process, and look forward to strengthening our partnership moving forward.”

In recent years, the players have raised issues about compensation and working conditions compared to their male counterparts, casting a shadow over the efforts of the most successful women’s team in soccer history and pitting the federation against wildly popular athletes, such as Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

In March 2016, the players  filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging the USSF with wage discrimination. The case remains active.

Financial specifics were not immediately available, but people with knowledge of the pact said it includes:

  • Increase in direct compensation
  • Increase in bonus compensation
  • Enhanced benefits related to travel and hotels
  • Per diem equal to the U.S. men’s team
  • Greater financial support for players who are pregnant
  • Financial support for players adopting a child

Also, in a key gain, the players’ association will now control group likeness rights for licensing and nonexclusive rights in sponsorship categories where USSF does not have an agreement.”  

Read the full piece here

GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!

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“Stop talking for a second and just… let me tell you something.” 

I had this idea about if Keith and Lance got stranded in space and for some reason the team can’t get to them or doesn’t know where they are, and they think they’re gonna die so they finally confess to each other. 😏 

But then the team finally comes and rescues them and they’re forced to actually deal with their feelings. 

Team USA hockey spends around $3.5 million per year developing and paying into Mens hockey.
Team USA Men’s Hockey: 3 Gold Medals total in 97 years.

Team USA Women’s Hockey is asking for $68,000 A year.
Team USA Women’s Hockey: 8 Gold Medals total in 27 years.

Yet Team USA can’t comprehend “What the big deal is here” Complete bullshit.

random su “filler” episode ideas that might actually be constructive:

  • mayor dewey finds out that lapis is the one who stole the ocean. he marches to the barn and makes her do community service. lapis goes along with it for reasons probably involving steven, and finds out that she enjoys having something constructive to do which takes her mind off things. many fart jokes are made in the process of this discovery.
  • peridot finds ronaldo’s blog and becomes his biggest fan. when they meet, ronaldo reacts to the fact that a literal little green alien is a fan of his… interestingly. chaos probably ensues.
  • some wrestling bigshot is in town and sees the purple puma fighting. they offer to sign pp for a big contract, and amethyst is torn about whether or not to take the chance.
  • jasper, in her quest for a gem army, runs into the cool kids. this leads to her discovering the human concept of “cool” and attempting to emulate it. at some point she gets a new cape with spiked shoulder pads.
  • somehow, garnet is introduced to the concept of speedrunning. as it turns out, future vision has the tendency to turn one into a living tool-assisted speedrun, and she starts chasing the world record time for the crying breakfast friends tie-in video game. this proves useful later when expert reflexes are needed to defeat a corrupted gem that shows up… if the others can get garnet away from the game for five seconds.
  • while the main four are off fighting a gem somewhere, a monster shows up in beach city. connie, peridot, lapis and bismuth find themselves dealing with it as a back-up team of sorts. that’s why the people of this world believe in peridot, lapis lazuli, and bismuth… and connie! by the end of it connie has three alien big sisters, who are all vying for the title of the cool sister.
  • peridot decides that she wants new limb enhancers. bismuth and amethyst offer to help - bismuth putting it together, and amethyst getting the parts. the episode is told from the perspective of the other cast members who are trying to work out what the hell these three are doing with ten tablet pens, three toasters, multiple desk fans, a stack of laser tag equipment, connie’s collection of cyberpunk comics, and four potato batteries.

I get that TAZ fanartists love, and I mean fucking LOVE to draw Garfield the Deals Warlock as the actual lasagna cat, but consider this alternative: Plain-clothes Griffin in a pair of Groucho Marx glasses.

I mean, think about it for a minute. Really, properly think about it.

Did you think about it? Good. Welcome to Hash tag Team Garfield the Deals Warlock is Plain-Clothes Griffin In a Pair of Groucho Marx Glasses.

‘KAY SO I’M FREAKING OUT YOU GUYS. FREAKING OUT.

This is from the blog post immediately after the end of year 2, and looking back on it, it gives us the entire plot of year 3???????

“How will they tell the boys?” Brunch at Jerry’s

“Will Jack keep this a secret from his NHL team?” He comes out to George and Marty, and presumably Tater.

“Who are the members of his NHL team?” Meet the Falconers update, anyone?

“How will Bitty deal with the pressure of dating an NHL player-or the sadness of sacfricing a relationship for Jack’s NHL career?” THIS IS LITERALLY THE ENTIRE PLOT OF FALL YEAR 3. I’M PRETTY SURE THIS IS DIALOGUE FROM BITTY’S VOICEMAIL.

“It’s Lardo’s last year as manager-how can anyone replace her?” FORD!!

“Are Ransom, Holster and Lardo going to get jobs?” also the plot of the Ford update????

“WHO GETS THEIR DIBS?” DIB FLIP DIB FLIP DIB FLIP

But there are still some unanswered questions in this, like who’s going to be captain and when will Mama Bittle and Coach find out?

WHICH MEANS THAT’S PROBABLY GOING TO BE HOW YEAR 3 WRAPS UP

Lie to me? Steal my work? Have fun going from 52K a year to minimum wages.

(warning: long story)

Takes place back in 2014, long read with a lot of buildup to revenge. I was about a year into my job and was being recognized for my talents and promoted pretty regularly. I was constantly being used as the liaison between my company and the client companies we had business and contracts with, and literally have saved our contract companies hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Then I was approached by Amy, who was in another department, for a job opportunity in the next month or so. She was going out on medical leave and was going to train me to take over her position in the interim and then fully take it over once she came back and moved into a new role. I was ecstatic because I knew she had a salary position and that’s what I really wanted. Most of the salaried positions in the company were the kind you had direct reports and in my industry there is a lot of stupid and handholding so I was not looking forward to have to deal with that stuff, but here was this angel offering me the salary I wanted and the stepping stone I wanted to get further in the company, all without having to deal with stupidity on a daily basis! So for the next 3 weeks I’m pulled from my current duties about twice a week to train in her position. In the beginning it was really menial stuff to get aquatinted with her department but then we started getting into the bigger Excel stuff. Now her job was 90% Excel based, but in having her teach me her job and the duties and deadlines for certain things I realized she was basically flying by with basic Excel knowledge (I’m taking formulas to do math and VLOOKUPs were the majority of what she used in EVERYTHING). Now I was really okay with it and knew I could bring a lot more to the position with my knowledge and really help out the management team and showcase my expertise to them.

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Ok, re: the hockey boycott, I wanna explain some of the key points to you soccer fans who may not know the full importance of this. I know it may not be a sport you follow, but it’s a step for all of women’s sports

  • Like in soccer, Team USA is one of the dominant NTs in woho, a very top-teir NT. Obviously any NT standing up for what they deserve is a big deal, but havng a “big” team like this strike really sends echos through the hockey world and the sports world in general.
  • Worlds is one of the major hockey tourneys, so boycotting this is a massive statement. Theyre not boycotting some small, less importnat tournament.
  • The US is hosting Worlds this year. We’re boycotting a tourney that our own country is hosting. Which makes this boycott harder to ignore and really helps things hit home (and also dude it’s just hella gutsy)
  • The team isn’t even striking for equal pay, they just want living wages. Like enough-money-to-eat type wages.
    • The players get paid $1000 a month during the Olympic period, which lasts 6 months–i.e., $6k every 4 years
    • Outside of the Olympic months they get paid basically nothing and many players have second jobs as a means to survive
Whisper

Summary: Nat does everything in her power to finally get you and Bucky together. 

Warnings: This is pretty much all smut: unprotected sex (please use protection), thigh riding, oral (m receiving), praise kink (kinda?). i think that’s it, let me know if you find anything else

Words: 3.4k

A/N: I finally wrote something! I have a few more pieces in the works now too. Sorry I haven’t been writing as much, but I am trying to work on that. Hope you enjoy. Send me requests here. 

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anonymous asked:

Tony is filled with dread at the thought of the team returning because he knows that they'll blame him for the exile. He can see it; Steve for him losing his temper in Siberia even though he had reason; Clint will throw another jab about breaking a back; Wanda blames him for anything. But he's done with them. As he sits at the compound waiting for there return he goes over every interaction and wondered why he ever considered these people his friends his only real friends were Rhodey and Bruce

Yes, he is. He really is done with them. It’s actually a surprisingly…freeing conclusion, once Tony allows himself to believe that. Because you see, Tony never does anything half-way. When he realised his weapons were hurting the wrong people, he didn’t put the deliveries on stricter security, he shut the entire production down. We can stand all day here, arguing about whether or not that’s a good thing, but the point is when Tony does something, he does it 100%, no take backs, right from the start.

And when he comes to the internal decision that Steve, Clint and Wanda aren’t his friends, aren’t his team mates, that changes things. Maybe not as much as it should have, because he’s still far too generous as far as Rhodey is concerned, but still.

No, Tony isn’t going to stop his work to get the ex-team back on US ground, but his motivation changes. It’s not…personal as much anymore. It’s because it will be an advantage once the fight–the one Tony’s been warning them of from the start, and no, he isn’t bitter about that at all

But it’s easier now, to face them again when they inevitably return. It’s easier to brush off the sharp comments and thinly veiled insults, to put on a smile for the cameras and disappear into the crowd as soon as the pictures have been taken.

On the surface nothing has changed. But mentally, accepting that his former team mates aren’t his friends, that maybe they never were, helps Tony in ways even he doesn’t fully understand.

It puts a distance between them and him, emotionally. And until it’s there Tony never even realised how much he needs that.

Weeks later, when Steve tries to extend a hand, genuinely contrite, tries to fix things between them, Tony lets the call go to voicemail and never listens to the message–not even on purpose, simply because he’s busy and FRIDAY is no longer required to remind him of those things, because Steve has lost that status a long time ago.

It takes even longer for Steve (and far longer for Clint) to realise that though. Realise that, at some point, Tony has stopped waiting for them. And if that bothers them more than either of them would like to admit, well. That’s hardly Tony’s problem anymore, is it?

catcatonkittycrack  asked:

Do you happen to have any klance fic recommendations??

I DO! Sorry this took so long I had to go through my history to find some of the ones I really liked!

5 signs of Keith falling in love (feat. Lance) By Talinor (rated T)// Completed

I really liked this one, it’s basically showing how Keith progresses in realizing his feelings for lance and how they form. It even has a bit of Galra Keith in there. A teeny bit of angst but nothing too bad.

so why dont we fall by aknightly (rated E)// Completed

Oblivious Keith, which I usually don’t like but it was okay in this fic. It has some angst about the word love being used and cute nicknames that Lance uses for Keith. This one is super popular so you’ve probably read it but I thought I’d add it anyway.

Marital Mayhem by genellio (rated T)// WIP

This one is basically the team go down to a plant to look for supplies and the Galra go after them. Lance and Keith stumble into a religious temple and its like a big romance holiday where couples come to get married, and they have to fake a relationship so they can get safety at the temple until they can get to their lions. It’s really good so far

you never stood a chance by kagshina (rated T)// Completed

This is hands down my favorite Klance fic I’ve ever read. It has Keith and Lance accidentally becoming friends (through a wild accident on Lance’s part) and progresses from there. Angst in the form of what I would say is miscommunication and mutual pining. If you read any off this list, definitely read this one. 

I Dont believe you by pheonixyfriend (rated T)// Completed

If you never stood a chance is my fave this is my second favorite. It deals some with Lance’s emotional insecurities over his place on the team, and Keith dealing with his realized feelings for Lance. It has everyone concerned for Lance and Lance refusing to accept some compliments. It is really good and the Klance is awesome in iot, even if there’s angst.

That which is accessible by constellationqueen (rated G)// Complete

Pretty much just Lance comforting Keith after everyone finds out that he’s Galra

I wish you were mine by Reader115 (rated T)// Complete

A university AU in which Keith befriends Lance through Hunk and Pidge and their relationship progresses from there. It has Lance helping Keith with some of the work he doesn’t understand and an ER visit. Jealous Lance closer to the middle and end, Keith is a personal trainer, and Lance swims. It’s definitely in my top five favorites.

Miraculous by Merridiangrimm (rated T)// Complete, but may be a series

Follows some aspects of the show The miraculous Ladybug with Keith as Ladybug and Lance as Chat Noir. Basically Keith pining over Lance, who he thinks hates him, Keith making friends with Chat Noir and vice versa. It even has Keith arguing that Chat is the best hero, while Lance is on Ladybugs side. The whole Voltron team carries Miraculous’. It’s nice.

Relentless by anonymouschupacabra (rated G)//Complete

A short fic about Keith drunkenly telling Lance he’s never been on a date and then Lance trying to convince Keith to let him take him on a date. It’s funny and not long so it’s good for a quick read.

got got got it bad by kairiolette (rated T)//Complete

Keith realizes his feelings for Lance, and goes through the five stages of grief because Lance doesn’t reciprocate his feelings and he knows that because near the beginning of the fic Lance admits it. The ending is really sweet and how hard Lance is trying. But don’t read if you don’t like heavy angst.

Closer by chloroophyll (rated T)// Complete

A rivals to friends to lovers fic where Keith realizes his feelings for Lance very early on and has to deal with Lance’s animosity towards him but they become friends or at least something less than rivals. Then goes into Lance’s realization of his own feelings. It even has suave Keith at one point which I appreciated. The ending is adorable and eek!

Miscommunications and failures (Multiple ratings) Is a series 

Super awesome. Lance and Keith have a one night stand, but Lance leaves early in the morning before Keith wakes up. There’s angst because of a miswritten phone call and the fact that later that day Hunk goes out to eat with Hunk and his friend who ends up being Keith. It ends happily and there are three installments so far, all that are really good. 

he literally allowed an article about how louis beat up a girl and how violent he was with the pap two days ago despite the video evidence everybody saw, and today he feels very sorry for him cause he’s emotionally volatile and whats worse is that this person is BFF with louis’ team so imagine what kind of people louis has to deal with on a daily basis he’s just an example and ONE of them

Ship Names
  • Aries x Aries: Open Flame
  • Aries x Taurus: Mess with the Bull, you get the Horns
  • Aries x Gemini: Think before you Act
  • Aries x Cancer: Frustrated Tears
  • Aries x Leo: Spotlight Lovers
  • Aries x Virgo: Impulse Control
  • Aries x Libra: Lovers and Fighters
  • Aries x Scorpio: Left on Mars
  • Aries x Sagittarius: Adrenaline Junkies
  • Aries x Capricorn: Same Difference
  • Aries x Aquarius: Rebels Without A Cause
  • Aries x Pisces: Pure Imagination
  • Taurus x Taurus: Money Lovers
  • Taurus x Gemini: "I don't know how we made it."
  • Taurus x Cancer: Silver and Gold
  • Taurus x Leo: The Actors
  • Taurus x Virgo: Dressed To Impress
  • Taurus x Libra: Highschool Sweethearts
  • Taurus x Scorpio: Possession and Obsession
  • Taurus x Sagittarius: Restraints
  • Taurus x Capricorn: Sugar Daddy
  • Taurus x Aquarius: The No Comfort Zone
  • Taurus x Pisces: Lovers and Dreamers
  • Gemini x Gemini: The Twins
  • Gemini x Cancer: Head or Heart?
  • Gemini x Leo: Bring Me With You
  • Gemini x Virgo: Nerdy Babes
  • Gemini x Libra: Alice and The Hatter
  • Gemini x Scorpio: "You Only Call Me When It's Raining Out"
  • Gemini x Sagittarius: Philosological
  • Gemini x Capricorn: Doctor and Nurse
  • Gemini x Aquarius: Guess We're Heartless
  • Gemini x Pisces: Facts or Fantasy?
  • Cancer x Cancer: Clingy Couple
  • Cancer x Leo: Pulling Along
  • Cancer x Virgo: Netflix n' Nap
  • Cancer x Libra: Home is Where The Heart is
  • Cancer x Scorpio: Cigarette Smoke and Whiskey-Soaked Clothes
  • Cancer x Sagittarius: Homesick
  • Cancer x Capricorn: Mother and Father
  • Cancer x Aquarius: Head Over Heart.
  • Cancer x Pisces: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
  • Leo x Leo: Model Lovers
  • Leo x Virgo: Attentive to Detail
  • Leo x Libra: "Relationship Goals 😍"
  • Leo x Scorpio: Late Nights and Bar Fights
  • Leo x Sagittarius: Hera and Zeus
  • Leo x Capricorn: The Princess and the Knight
  • Leo x Aquarius: Gods and Goddesses
  • Leo x Pisces: The Cowardly Lion
  • Virgo x Virgo: Attention and Details
  • Virgo x Libra: Pressed Flowers
  • Virgo x Scorpio: Red Rose, Wine and all that's Fine.
  • Virgo x Sagittarius: The Well Prepared Nomads
  • Virgo x Capricorn: Boss and Secretary
  • Virgo x Aquarius: Intellectual Lovers
  • Virgo x Pisces: Rational Emotional Breakdown
  • Libra x Libra: Sweet Love
  • Libra x Scorpio: Love and Lust
  • Libra x Sagittarius: Snow White and The Huntsman
  • Libra x Capricorn: Flower Crowns and Let Downs
  • Libra x Aquarius: The Social Butterflies
  • Libra x Pisces: Hopeless Romantics
  • Scorpio x Scorpio: No Strings Attached
  • Scorpio x Sagittarius: Didn't think we'd make it this far
  • Scorpio x Capricorn: Ambitious Passion
  • Scorpio x Aquarius: Harley Quinn and Mister J
  • Scorpio x Pisces: Bad Influence
  • Sagittarius x Sagittarius: Swingers
  • Sagittarius x Capricorn: Rockstar and the Groupie
  • Sagittarius x Aquarius: Detachedly Attached
  • Sagittarius x Pisces: Dream Team
  • Capricorn x Capricorn: Workaholics
  • Capricorn x Aquarius: Drug Deals
  • Capricorn x Pisces: "You're Grounded"
  • Aquarius x Aquarius: I'll Never Belong To You
  • Aquarius x Pisces: Science vs. Magic
  • Pisces x Pisces: Rose Colored Glasses