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Ship: Captain!Jungkook | Soldier!Reader
Description: Mulan!AU | War is Hell, but it’s what you had to do to take your brother’s place. Of course, between the days of Hell are little slices of Heaven you’d call your Captain, Jeon Jungkook.
Warning: Dom!Kook, Character Death, Gore, Angst, Choking, Intercourse, Fingering, Dirty Talk, Punishment, Oral, Hair Pulling, Public Nudism 
Word Count: 19,554
A/N: This is the longest thing I ever fucking wrote but it was so worth it. Mulan is one of my favorite movies of all time, and there were some such iconic scenes that I found so great I had to include them here as well, because I love simply describing the most heart-leaping scenes in my own words.

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Elfego Baca and the Frisco Shootout

In the 1880’s Elfego Baca was a deputy sheriff in Soccoro County, New Mexico and was determined to clean up the town of Reserve.  In 1884 a drunk cowboy named Charlie McCarty ambled down the streets of Reserve, shooting up the town, yelling, hooting, and causing a ruckus.  Baca arrested the drunk cowboy, much to the ire of his fellow cowboys.  The cowboys tried to jump Baca, but he deftly fended off the attack, wounding one cowboy in the knee and shooting the horse of another, the horse falling on the cowboy and killing him.

William McCarty was taken into custody and later held for trial.  A very large gang of cowboys attended the trial, all eyeing up Baca with obvious evil intent.  McCarty was fined $5 and released.  Immediately Baca hightailed it out of the courtroom, taking refuge in the house Geronimo Armijo.  Around 40 heavily armed cowboys surrounded the house and opened fire.  Over the next six hours the cowboys fired over 4,000 rounds, eventually disbursing when they ran out of ammunition.  Baca, however, remained unscathed as the house he was taking shelter in had a floor that was lower than ground level, allowing him to take cover.  During the shootout, Baca killed four cowboys and wounded eight others.

After the gunfight, the cowboys turned to the law the get back at Baca, claiming that he had murdered their four fellow comrades in cold blood.  However the townspeople produced the door of Armijo’s house, riddled with 400 bullet holes, proving Baca’s innocence.  Baca would later become sheriff, deputy marshal, and an attorney.  He died in 1945 at the age of 80.

vox.com
Why millions of Americans — including me — own the AR-15
What everyone is getting wrong about the weapon behind some of the worst mass shootings in America.
By Jon Stokes

“The AR-15 is not an “automatic weapon.” As we’ll see shortly, the range of firearms that fall (to one degree or another) into the category of “AR-15” is staggeringly diverse, but one thing they all have in common is that they all fire only one round with each pull of the trigger. In contrast, the AR-15’s military sibling, the M16, is capable of fully automatic fire, which means that the gun will keep spitting out bullets as long as the trigger is pressed and the magazine is loaded…

“…My point in bringing up the lever action rifle is that civilians have been buying “weapons of war” for a very long time, since the black powder musket days. This is partly because soldiers who come home from wars to enter civilian life often want to buy a version of the weapon they were trained on and trusted their life to. And it’s also because “military grade” is widely (if sometimes mistakenly) understood to mean “this technology has been tested in the real world, the kinks have been worked out, and its reliability and effectiveness have been proven in the field by an entity with the resources of an entire nation at its disposal.” Thus it is that since the dawn of the gunpowder age, gun buyers have snapped up military hardware, because that is often the very best hardware they can get their hands on. In this respect, today’s AR-15 buyers are no different than yesteryear’s lever action rifle buyers….

“…The AR-15 is less a model of rifle than it is an open-source, modular weapons platform that can be customized for a whole range of applications, from varmint control to taking out 500-pound feral hogs to urban combat. Everything about an individual AR-15 can be changed with aftermarket parts — the caliber of ammunition, recoil, range, weight, length, hold and grip, and on and on. In the pre-AR-15 era, if you wanted a gun for shooting little groundhogs, a gun for shooting giant feral hogs, and a gun for home defense, you’d buy three different guns in three different calibers and configurations. With the AR platform, a person with absolutely no gunsmithing expertise can buy one gun and a bunch of accessories, and optimize that gun for the application at hand. You can even make an AR-15 into a pistol….

“…So the “defensive rifle” (as opposed to the “assault rifle”) is a nonsense idea that exists only in the minds of people who know nothing about guns. This being the case, you can’t fault gun owners for not buying or building such a weapon, because that is not a real thing and never will be. An assault rifle is a defense rifle, and a defense rifle is an assault rifle; these two concepts are identical — such is the very nature of armed combat, in which one person is trying to prevent himself from being killed by killing the other guy first. Anyone who “needs” a defense rifle “needs” an assault rifle, because they are the same…

… “You may reject all of the rationales offered above, which is fine. It’s totally respectable for you to admit that you don’t believe the rationales for AR ownership outlined above are legitimate, and therefore we should outlaw civilian ownership of a very large category of weapons. But what isn’t respectable is to argue this way, and then to turn around and claim that “nobody is coming for your guns!” That’s insulting, and we both know it isn’t true. Stop doing that. If you’re serious about banning guns, you can talk about banning all semiautomatic guns, or about restricting guns to a list of approved models or actions. This is may not be politically realistic at the moment, but at least it’s consistent and rational. But talk of banning just the “AR-15” — as if that’s a specific model of gun that you can just up and ban — is technologically infeasible and ultimately counterproductive.

By the by,

be careful when arguing that 18/19 years olds shouldn’t be with anyone remotely older than them because they don’t have ‘fully developed brains’ yet and 'can’t asses long-term risk’, because –

  1. that makes me want to rise the prerequisite age to get a driver’s license to 21, at least
  2. that renders it highly questionable that people aged 18 can join the military (and at 17, with parental consent)
  3. people below the age of 18 can legally marry and
  4. become legally emancipated at the age of 16, and that’s often their only way out of an unhealthy family dynamic
  5. poor judgement makes you a liability as an employee
  6. that would require the concept of 'student loans’ to be scrutinized even further, seeing as how those 'teenagers’ unable of 'assessing long-term risks’ shouldn’t be trusted to be financially responsible
  7. here’s an interesting quote: „Minimum Age for Gun Possession: Subject to limited exceptions*, federal law prohibits the possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by any person under the age of 18. Federal law provides no minimum age for the possession of long guns or long gun ammunition.”

What rights are you willing to sacrifice to infantilize yourself and others for the sole purpose of pushing a misinformed agenda centered around the idea of controlling every aspect of other people’s lives?

I shouldn’t trust you with a condom, but I should trust you with a gun?

gun laws aren’t the main reason we have so much gun violence in america and neither are the mentally ill. it’s due more to a culture that celebrates hate and violence and the fact so much of the population lives in poverty and around said violence from a young age. putting a gun in someone’s hands won’t make them go on a mass shooting but years of desperation and/or unchecked hate will. background checks may help but this problem is both institutional and cultural and fixing it will require much more than legislation

blankideas  asked:

What sort of accidents do you think would happen in Flug's lab? What if Flug creates like de-aging gun and during recording or something BH gets shot. All of a sudden there's some eldritch squid demon baby screaming like he's trying to break the fourth wall, then the guys have to look after it and all that weird sh*t before Flug can fix it up. Bonus if Alan shows up out the blue and wrecks everyone with weird, quirky but surprisingly useful parenting tactics. Also, baby photos.

  • Baby photos of BH probably break cameras ngl. There’s a reason Alan doesn’t have a lot of photos of BH’s infant stage tbh
  • Flug’s device backfires, and BH gets reverted back to his larval state. Flug’s basically like “this is it. this is how i die.” Dementia has not stopped cuddling it. The baby is still screaming, Flug feels like his bones are melting.
  • As soon as they hand it to 5.0.5 though, he somehow miraculously manages to put it to sleep. There’s nothing that a cuddly bear hug can’t do
  • Flug calls Alan to ask for help. “Oh! I have a spare cage if you need it, that should make feeding easier–” “what.” “A cage. You know, for Hattie.” “w h a t”
  • “Oh, and if he’s being fussy, just find a stray dog or cat or something, lock them in the garage together. Guarantee he’ll be easier to handle after a nice snack.” “…………………………”
  • “If you need him to go to sleep faster, just whomp him over the head with a brick. Puts him out like a light.” “Alan what the fuck” “He wasn’t going to sleep okay!! I couldn’t rest since he wouldn’t stop screeching. It’s not like it actually hurt him; he ended up eating it”

Basically don’t treat BH like a normal infant. You will die.

anonymous asked:

Heyy! I cannot remember what the various seals for the university are, you wouldn't happen to have a list of them lying around somewhere would you?

Everything to date is on the FAQ page! So far we have:

  • Cauti, Cordati, Auspicati - Wary, Wise, and Lucky
  • Cum Gladio Et Sale - With Sword and Salt
  • Fainiciúil, Ciallmhar, T-adh - Wary, Wise, and Lucky
  • yn dilyn y seren - Following The Star
  • Beware the Lights
  • Swallow the Hidden Names
  • BLOOD AND BONES BLOOD AND BONES BLOOD AND BONES
  • Tine Agus Airgead - Fire and Silver          
  • כבדו את העורבים - Respect The Crows
  • Tha Iad Ag Innse Gun Bhreaug - They Tell No Lies
  • Carpe Nihil - Seize Nothing    
  • Iron and Salt - a warning    

anonymous asked:

The right to own guns =/= a 'right' to commit mass murder. I'm a young college-aged female who carries a gun. Can't say its every spontaneously killed people before. There are way, way more gun owners than mass murderers in the US, and for us it's a matter of leveling the playing field. I hope I never have to use my gun in self-defense, but it's there if I need it. You need for realize that most people with guns use them for protection. Why not ban cars instead and reduce traffic accidents?

cars are for going from place to place.

guns are literally made to be weapons.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t solely have my car so I can kill anti-fascist protesters. 

you pro-gun shits have the stupidest analogies. 

as for owning a gun for protection, are you kidding me?

you’d really prefer all of us carry guns everywhere we go just in case everyone else has a gun?

you want to live in a country where we’re all positive that strangers are armed, dangerous, and capable of murdering us?

you want to send fucking kids to school in bulletproof vests? 

how about going to the mall?

better make sure my glock’s on me for that black friday. 

fuck off with your bullshit. 

america’s gun problem is a huge one. 

i can’t believe that after las vegas, after pulse, after every fucking school shooting that occurs, on an almost monthly if not daily basis, ya’ll are still hocking:

“guns are just weapons.”

I could maybe slice someone’s cheek with a knife. 

Maybe injure one or two people. 

But how many people can I mow down with a gun, even just a handgun? 

Even if everyone has a fucking gun, we’re both still going to be injured. 

even if you want to give a toddler a gun, since public schools aren’t safe anymore, how the hell could you see “more guns” as a fucking solution? 

guns are weapons of mass destruction, in a public space anyway. 

the simple fact of the matter is that criminals and assholes will illegally obtain guns.

but the fact that they’re legal and very easy to obtain in this fucking country just means they don’t even have to try. 

“good people buy guns too” so? 

so everyone has a gun now and you feel safer? 

I don’t feel safer, gun or not. 

I don’t feel safe knowing that crackpots like you feel safe cuz they can blow anyone’s brains out, as is their god-given American right. 

they should be fucking banned. 

hunters, fine.

people who live out in the country with wild animals, ok. 

but anywhere else, fuck off. 

take karate. 

buy a taser. 

Home Alone the fuck out of your house. 

There a million ways you can take care of yourself.

None of which include keeping a gun under your pillow. 

stop being such a weak piece of shit and learn how to fight. 

these goddamn american millenials don’t know how to fist-fight anymore, what a pussy generation. 

and might i add, college-aged female moron who thinks guns are toys that everyone should have because she thinks america is an active warzone in which it’s all against all. 

not only are you an idiot and a weakling, but you have no class whatsoever, coming onto my blog, to tell me, after a MASS SHOOTING in which an asshole shot into a crowd of fucking concert goers, that you love guns cuz they make you feel safe. 

safe, huh?

i wonder how those concert goers felt before they got gunned down. 

fuck you. 

Unexpectancy

Originally posted by spn-mostly

Summary: Sam and the reader have a one night stand. After he leaves, she finds out that she is pregnant with his child. A few years pass, Sam returns to find that he has a child…

Request: Can you do a fic where Sam gets the reader pregnant during a one night stand and when he passes through the same town some years later he realizes that he has a kid?

Pairing/Characters: Sam x Reader, Dean Winchester 

Word Count: 2789

Warnings: angst, fluff, LIGHT SMUT (unprotected sex), language, unplanned pregnancy, mention of death

A/N: this is for all the sammy girls out there ;) 


Hunting was no place for a kid, but your parents thought differently. They had trained you like one of the X Men. You were never allowed to do normal kid things like going trick or treating on Halloween or “Field Day” as your parents called it. Instead they’d load up the car and catch wind of cases. They’d go as far as using you as bait for a vampire nest. On your birthday, instead of giving you what someone at your age desired, you’d get a gun or a machete. Parents of the year, right?

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