trendyspoon asked:

My knowledge of fluorine is that in water treatment it's good in small doses(like pretty much everything) We kinda need fluoride to protect the enamel on our teeth. Like seriously we'd probably have no teeth left without the fluoride ion

Exactly –  it’s one of those cases where an understanding of the oft-quoted ‘the dose makes the poison’ adage is vital. Of course, fluoride in high doses can cause problems, such as dental fluorosis, and even skeletal fluorosis in higher concentrations. There was a relatively recent case of a woman who drank tea made from 100 teabags, every day for 17 years, who developed skeletal fluorosis (so yeah, newsflash, if you don’t like fluoridation of the water supply, better not drink tea either!).

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of topical fluoride vs. tooth decay. It’s really not an effect that’s up for debate. Though there have been debates over whether water fluoridation is the most effective way to accomplish this, some studies have shown that even in areas where fluoridated toothpaste is used, water fluoridation still lowered tooth decay rates. Either way, really, there’s no scientific doubt that the concentrations of fluoride being used to fluoridate water supplies are safe.

whimsybrain asked:

Agents of Shield, of course

  • character i’d like to see in a flower crown: Fitzsimmons! (shhh they count as one). Want some snapchat proof?
  • character i’d like to see have an emotional breakdown: JEMMA SIMMONS NEEDS TO PROCESS HER EMOTIONS PASS IT ON. 
  • character i’d like to see get punched in the face: John Garrett oh wait.
  • character most likely to sing along to journey songs in the car: Director Dad belts out those journey songs and his kids are SO embarrassed.
  • character who refuses to pull over and ask for directions on road trips: LANCE HUNTER. (I’m not saying this is why Huntingbird got divorced but um). 
  • character who always stubs their toes on the washing machine: Leo Fitz (I can just hear him grumble over this with his grumbly Scottish accent).
  • character who changes their starbucks order ten times: Jemma Simmons- “Oh, I already have my tea but… What about a white mocha? Oh, I had that yesterday. Okay, okay. I’ve got it. I’ll just go with a vanilla latte. With splenda? No, no. I mean, I just biologically disagree with artificial sweetener. Size? Hmmm. Size? I’ve had too much caffeine lately, so I should go with a tall. But I’ve been so tired today. Fitz, if I get a grande, will you finish anything I have left? Oh, of course not. You only go for tea. Hmmm….”
  • character who shows up late for everything: EVERYONE but Agent Melinda May. Huntingbird are in the middle of some argument, Fitzsimmons are so distracted science-ing, Skye is on tumblr (trust me), Coulson may or may not be on a Captain America fansite, Trip (WHO IS ALIVE) is trying to gather everyone because he is an actual ray of sunshine, and Mack is staring longingly at Lola, and Ward is playing with the puppy that he snuck onto the base (with Fitz). 
  • character who is the worst kisser: I’m not saying that Jemma Simmons had to teach Leopold Fitz to kiss back at the academy but….
  • character who takes 45 minutes showers: Leo Fitz sings in the shower, (Lance Hunter moisturizes). 
  • character who gets most bent out of shape over the pronunciation of gif: SKYE. “No, dad, that’s not how you say it. Dad, no.” (to both Coulson and Cal tbh).
purejudaism replied to your post “"Mac! I wanna go stargazing. Wanna come with me?“ He smiles a big dumb…”

"Awesome.” He smiles again. “I’ve got like everything I think we’d need for this in the car already but you should probably grab a jacket. Might get cold or something.”

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             “I can’t tell which one of is excited for stargazin’. Me or you?” He teased with a soft laugh. “Okay, I’ll be right back.” Quickly he ran off to his room to quickly grab the leather jacket he had when he gone out to walk around outside. Throwing it on he ran back to Dan with a wide grin as he slightly bounced in excitement. “I’m ready!”


Wah! A friendly reminder that I accept submissions. Since someone asked what I accept/do, here’s a list: 

  • Headcanons
  • Drabbles
  • Fics
  • Edits
  • Quotes

Also! For those of you who don’t know, I am available to beta stories. This usually goes for both drabbles and fics and is not limited to fandom at all. If you have any questions or need some clarifications, do feel free send me a message via my personal atinypyramid.

Go on, don’t be shy~

anonymous asked:

I know it's not technically a quote but I would so love a scene where Thorne tries to convince Cinder that he doesn't love Cress (suuuure) but that actually triggers her lie detector? It's more of a prompt, I guess, but perhaps you would like to write it nonetheless? :D

Hi anon! I actually did already write something like this where Cinder confronts Thorne about what’s going on between and Cress here. It’s Chapter 8 of one of my multi-chap fics, but you don’t really need too much context to read it on its own for just this particular scene.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
What is *your* purpose in life? What gets you out of bed in the morning? (Or at night) That one girl you’ll never get? That job? The insatiable need to help people? What makes you keep going day-to-day?
For me, I think it’s that I don’t want to let anyone down. I have people that depend on me and I don’t know what they’d do if I wasn’t here. That’s a good enough reason, I think.
—  Anon (4chan)
But have you ever thought about Sirius’ best man speech at James wedding?

“First of all, stop looking at me with that shitface, Prongs, this was totally your idea,” Sirius shouted to James, who was paralyzed between his guests.

“It haven’t crossed my mind that you’d get drunk just one hour after the party has begun", he chuckled, his face pure amusement.

“Bloody hell, mate, are you sure you have lived with me for seven years? Always underestimating my abilities.”

“Will you start this already, Padfoot?” Remus grinned from a corner.

“Alright, alright. Prongs,” he began, and all the marauders exchanged looks that clearly said brace yourselves, gentlemen. “I need to say that I’ve never thought I would be here one day. Not as a best man, because it’s obvious that you would have chosen me anyway. My surprise is that you managed to convince Evans to make part of this nonsense,” he waved his hand vaguely pointing to the marauders.

Lily giggled. Some chairs farther from where Sirius was giving his enlightening lecture, McGonagall silently agreed. “Anyway, I must say that you have some points in your favor…it’s not the case of your appearance, since you apparently didn’t managed to fix your hair not even to your bloody wedding.”

Peter and Remus laughed in agreement. “But you do have your charms, you know…don’t be jealous, Moony.”

Remus facepalmed, because he was sure that at some point Sirius would bring him to his speech. It was just sooner than he was expecting. Dumbledore’s eyes glowed and he leaned against his table, crossing his fingers and giggling to himself in obvious amusement.

“However, what I really need to do here is to thank you, mate. For everything, you know. Our moments together, your support and stuff. I love you, man.”

“Pads, do you realize that I’m the one marrying James and not you, right?”, Lily spoke for the first time, her eyebrows raised. General laughs filled the place for a considerable time.

 "Shut up, Potter", he replied.

 "What? I didn’t say anything!“ James complained in outrage.

“Not you, stupid stag, I’m talking to the other Potter,” he rolled his eyes and pointed to Evans. The couple blushed and smiled at the statement and at the unconsciously sweet and drunk Sirius. “Speaking about stags,” he continued.

 "Oh god, don’t—” Remus muttered exasperated.

“Thanks for the stag parties. Yeah, they were amazing, all of the monthly parties.” Lily giggled at James shoulder, who had frozen in his place, glancing at the very confused faces of his guests.

“Can you go to the point already? We don’t have all night,” Remus pointed out.

 "Calm your nerves, Moony, safe your hurry for when we get home. You don’t want to hurt these people’s eyes, I’m sure, even though I woudn’t mind at all,“ and before he soaked even further in his spiral of nonsense, he decided to follow Remus’ suggestion. “So, I’ll be serious now, Prongs.”

James opened his mouth to reply. “You’ve been Sirius since you were born you know—”

“NO PUNS RIGHT NOW, PRONGS”, Peter begged and James remained thwarted in silence.

“So, my little horned friend,” he paused to sip his wine “I’m honored to be the chosen one to be here. It really matters to me, you have no idea. Looking at you and Lily right know, trying to convince myself that it’s not a hallucination  induced by alcohool, I couldn’t be more proud.”

James’s gaze was now fixed on Lily, his obvious disbelief saying that he was also not sure that she wasn’t a hallucination indeed. 

‘Will you look at me when I’m pouring my heart out to you?’

Everybody laughed, and Remus finally moved from his corner, getting a sit next to Peter. The movement caught Sirius’ attention, and Remus regret it instantly. “N-o”, he mouthed but Sirius ignored him completely.

‘Will you look at me while pouring your heart out to me, Pads?’ James paraphrased him as he worried realized who was the aim of Sirius’ gaze.

Sirius ignored him as well. ‘So, let me tell you why today is probably the most important day of our lifes’, his eyes were now fixed on Remus, who was a little bit far away from James, so the entire room followed his gaze. ‘Today is a remarkable day because, to McGonagall relief, it represents how we’ve matured in the last year.’

McGonagall doubtful expression caused a brief general giggle.

‘But today is not just Prongs’ day. We are all adults now. Grown men, with responsabilities not only to ourselves, but to the entire wizard community. We are now ready to learn how to live and take care of ourselves and mostly important how to love each other. That’s why I’m here, to say that I’m proud of all of us, because who would have thought? We. Adults.’ he paused a little, letting the startled audience assimilate his not-so-drunk-anymore words.

‘That’s why, ladies and gentlemen’, he turned his look to James, ‘and Prongs.’

When his eyes went back to Remus, James suddenly realized what was about to happen, and his heart skipped a beat. ‘Gods.’

‘That’s why I have an ask to do,’ he got down from the table he was standing to move forward to a petrified Remus Lupin. He swallowed hard when their eyes met directly this time.

‘Will you marry me, Remus?’

The entire room burst into noises that went from shocked to amused at the unannounced proposal.

‘Y-e-s,’ Remus mouthed over the crowd.

Two hours later

‘I’m wondering where is all your supposed maturity now?’ James looked at Sirius standing in his doorway with an almost empty bottle in his hand.

‘I had to be convincing. Now shut up and call your wife, Potter.’

‘I just got married, Padfoot, I’m not going to call Lil—’

‘What do you want, Siri?’ Lily appeared over James’ shoulder, still dressed on her wedding dress.

‘Take off your dress, young lady.’ Sirius asked very formally.

James eyes widened. ‘Can you please stop harassing my wife at least now that we’re married?’ James laughed, rolling his eyes, ‘you’re drunk, go home.’

‘YOU, SIRIUS BLACK’, Remus shouted after disapparating next to Sirius. ‘What the fuck are you doing here?’ he grabbed Sirius’ crooked tie. ‘Let’s go home.’

‘I was trying to get your wedding dress, you ungrateful fag—’, but the words didn’t come off of his lips because Remus crashed their mouths together and still holding on the man’s tie — almost like a dog in his collar — they disapparated together.

‘I think we should rethink Harry’s godfather,’ Lily giggled, pulling her husband’s tie and slamming the door behind them.

Indeed, Oliver and Felicity had one heck of a conversation.

Oh, and sex. They also had sex.


Very clearly.

Pretty explicitly.


Laura Hurley, Arrow S03E20: What worked, what didn’t, and what needs to happen next

LOL! Okay the whole write up on the Oliver & Felicity sex scene is great, so definitely read the review. I look forward to this columnists analysis every week because I find myself nodding along with just about everything (rare for me).  If I quoted everything great she wrote about the Oliver/Felicity love scene, it’d go on forever in the quote so… do go and read.  :)

all of the knd bumpers for the old cn were really cute like there’s one of kuki stacking her dolls in a pile that falls down, and abby spinning a chair when she walks by it, and hoagie pretending to fly a plane and fixing something under a dashboard in the treehouse,  but the best one by far is the one where wally starts quoting titanic and nigel scoffs so hard you’d think his eyeballs were gonna roll out of his sockets


The Pink Fashion Ninja : YES MAM!!!! BIGBANG is back grown and sexy! (And Winner and Akdong Musician walked past me! grin emoticon Mino so fine. “D^^) This comeback has it all!! 2 of their new songs are called "Loser” and “Bae Bae” with “Loser” being a mix between “Blue” and “Monster. "Bae Bae” is a totally different sound with a twist of reggae and R&B. BB took it back to their roots with that one! I have a headache from dancing but it’s worth it! This is the 7th Big Bang concert and 13th time seeing GD. I think I need some kind of VIP plaque with my time and monetary donations itched on it and hung up on a wall for a reminder to YG. Lol.


Title: Affliction (Part 1 of the Forget Me Not series)

Pairing: Reader x Dean

Words: 1,880

Warnings: Swearing, character death (you), angst, grief, minor violence

A/n: Something a little different, I think. Just needed something to get me out of my writer’s block. Love The Blacklist, love this quote, so of course I had to do something with it. Um… Enjoy?

Inspiration: “There is nothing that can take the pain away. But eventually, you will find a way to live with it. There will be nightmares. And everyday when you wake up, it will be the first thing you think about. Until one day, it’s the second.”

                                                       ~ Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)


Dean hadn’t seen Baby in a well over a month, even though he’d had every chance to. She was just outside, sitting somewhere in the junkyard, but he hadn’t once thought seeing her would be advisable, nor did he think be could bring himself to do it.

Because she was bent up, broken. Her tires were all but gone, front end crunched in a harsh ‘U’ shape, windshield completely shattered. But it wasn’t her he was worried about seeing again, wasn’t her that tore up his every breath and took up his every thought. It was her, the other her. The one whose blood stained her leather seats, who’d probably cried out in a shriek of terror as the breaks gave out, as the steering wheel lost control and drove her straight into a wide oak tree. As Dean had found out later, as much as it pained him to have heard from one of the EMTs, her death hadn’t been instantaneous. She’d lasted for several minutes after the crash, had to deal with the horror of her broken and torn body all alone, until she eventually bled out.

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Stuck on how to plan a comparative essay (without wider reading)? Here’s how I do it.
Make a simple 3 column table with around 8 rows (depending on how many points you need) and merge the top one. Write your title in the merged cell at the top, then your two texts and ‘comparison point’ along the next row as shown. Next, write quotes in columns 1 and 2 for both texts, and in the third explore how you’d compare them, making sure to clearly define the point as I have in the space above the dashed lines. It’s also an idea to colour code because, well, any excuse for colour coding!

If I had to choose
You know what I’d do
There’s no competition
Now that I have you

Because although he looks like the sun
Glowing radiantly through the room
You are something to feel by
You are the moon

He might be the prettiest star
But you are a constellation
Spread out across the night sky
Illuminating hearts worldwide

He’s the prettiest flower
The one that dies the next day
While you are the garden
That I could walk through forever

His eyes are oceans
Ones I’d happily drown in
But your eyes are warm
Comforting and deep
And I’d rather be lost in them
Than those ice cold seas

You see things
The same way I do
If I was with you
I’d be your only
If I was with him
I’d be one of many

Now you know
Why I’d choose you
It’s because nobody
Can care for another
The way you and I
Care for each other

—  {n.l} 4/3/15

I just need to know one thing.“ My hands were shaking as he looked at me.

"And what’s that?” He sighed and glanced away.

“The letter. Did you keep it?”

He paused, looked at me again, held my gaze.

“I was too afraid.” He admitted.

“Afraid of what?”

“That if I kept reading it, I’d fall in love with you too.

—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write– Lily Rain
Talk about the Alphabet

i didn’t like that other alphabet post so i made a better one

A - Anything new?
B - Best friends?
C - Countries to visit?
D - Dreams?
E - Enemies?
F - Fashion preference?
G - Gender?
H - Hogwarts house?
I - Impulsive desires?
J - Junk you don’t need?
K - Kids?
L - Luxuries you live with?
M - Memory you love?
N - Names you love?
O - Outfit of yours?
P - Pets?
Q - Quotes?
R - Religion?
S - Sexuality?
T - Tomorrow’s schedule?
U - Urban exploration?
V - Vague feelings?
W - Webcam selfie?
X - X Rays?
Y - Your worst fear?
Z - Zodiac sign(s)?

Shelley Blond - behind the voice of Lara Croft

Shelley Blond is the first and original voice of Lara Croft. Tomb of Ash presents an exclusive interview with her!

An exclusive audio message from Shelley Blond!

Hello Shelley,

Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview! It is a great honour to interview a woman who is behind Lara’s original voice! 

“Thank you very much for saying that!! You obviously realise flattery gets you everywhere!!“ 

How did you find out that the Tomb Raider developers needed a voice actress for their upcoming video game? Were you approached or casted? 

"As well as being an actress, I was also busy with voice work,voicing commercials and animations and I had heard on the grapevine that Eidos and Core Design were searching for a voice for Lara Croft but I didn’t know anything about that specific game or any games to be honest. Never being a computer game buff, I had no interest in the subject. One day my agent rang and asked if I’d like to record a few lines as the Lara character and so I did. Those were the days of recording something on tape and sending it by post! I understood that Eidos and Core had been searching for the voice for over 6 months and I didn’t think anything of it after recording the ‘audition’. Three days later I received a conference call from the people at Core Design in Derby and they offered the role to me. I wasn’t too excited about the character… Just about getting a job that so many people had auditioned for. Bearing in mind I was never interested in video games.. I was just happy after searching for so long, the voice they were searching for was mine.”

As you know, there were just a few female protagonists in video-games at a time. What were your thoughts about Lara back then? Did you expect her to become a worldwide icon?

“I dont think even Eidos and Core had a clue of how iconic she would become. I certainly thought I would record the voice and that would be it. But after that there were cinema commercials to record for it and interviews with newspapers all around the world." 

How did you react when you got the position?  What where you first reactions?  

"I was just happy that my voice was the one they had been looking for for so long and that it was another voice job to add to my CV! At the point of getting the job I didnt realise what a huge thing it would become”

Did you play Tomb Raider at all?  What are your thoughts on it?

“Ha! If you want the truth I have never ever played it!!!! I am completely, utterly technically challenged… No clue how to play a computer game. I can just about email!  I know many friends who have played it and I meet people all the time all over the world who have played it over and over. I think maybe I’m the only person never to have played it!”

Have you done voice acting before becoming Lara’s voice?

“Yes. I was already voicing jingles and cartoons and promos. But I had only been a voice-over artiste for about a year and a half. At that point I wasnt too established in the business. Also acting was a big part of my world, acting singing and dancing in West End shows as well as several commercials on TV and film”

What was most unusual about this role?  What parts did you like or dislike?

“I didn’t find any part unusual as such. But I did actually find the voice quite dull. I thought she looked quite sexy even in her early stages of development and I wanted the voice to reflect that.. But I followed directions they gave me to the letter and did it in a very straight mono syllabic way. Their actual direction was ‘do it like a female James Bond.’ The straighter I did it the more they liked it. ”

Where did you have to go to be recorded? Was anyone from Core Design there at the time?

“Gosh you’re going back nearly 20 years.. I can’t remember if it was a studio in London or in Derby. There were several people from Eidos and Core Design there directing me in the session and giving me more of an idea of the character”

Have you integrated quotes from the script of Tomb Raider you have worked on into daily life?

“Haha!! Like 'welcome to my home. I think I’d better get out of these wet clothes?’ No. Can’t say I have!" 

How long was the process of recording?  

"It took a total of five hours. Most of the time was spent making all the sounds for fighting falling and being hurt.. Or the sound of being slammed into a wall”

Does anyone recognize your voice in real life to be that of Lara Croft?  How much did you change your voice to become the character?

“No one recognises it in everyday life but sometimes people I do voice work for ask me to 'do’ the voice. Then they all get excited as they recognise it. It makes me laugh to see them so excited. I only changed my voice in keeping any excitement or emotion out of it which was hard for me as I am a very expressive person and that shows in my natural voice”

Do you recall any funny moments or out takes that occurred during the process?  Unfortunately, there are no out-takes online for us to see or hear.

“I can’t recall any funny moments or out-takes. We were all there to do a job and get it done fast. If we had worked together for a longer period then no doubt things would have been more relaxed and funnier. ”

Would you voice Lara Croft again if the opportunity arose? 

“I was unable to do games 2 and 3 but I agreed for my soundbites to be used on them from the original game. My very good friend Jonell Elliot was chosen for a few of the games. I was called and asked if I would be interested in returning for the 6th or 7th game. I don’t remember which one.. And I agreed to be involved if they wanted me. Then they called me to say it was between me and Keeley Hawes and they called again to say they decided to go with Keeley, as she is a famous name.  I think she was a wonderful choice. She has a gorgeous voice, very fitting for the Lara character.

It was lovely to be asked again though.  A friend of mine worked on the Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie and she told my friend that it was my voice in the original game that she listened to for inspiration. For me its a wonderful thing to hear 'Shelley Blond…the Original Voice Of Lara Croft. I’m very proud of that." 

Thank you very much for your time!


Special thanks:

Tatiana Leitzel


I know you broke my heart. I know you left me when I needed you. Everyone keeps reminding me of what I already know. Because I also know that you loved me when no one else did. I know you gave me a reason to live when all I wanted was to die. I know being in love with you was painful but it was also the best experience of my life. It hurt so much because it meant so much. I say I wish I’d never met you but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t recognize the person I’ve become. I would never have known this pain, but I wouldn’t have know that happiness.
—  In the end, I’d do it all again.