three pointed star

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STAR TREK ( 2009 )  ━  dir. jj abrams
    ❛  the statistical likelihood that our plan will succeed is less than four-point-three percent. 

the best worst plan

an 7.7k spones fanfic. also on ao3

Len bounces on his toes, studying the back of Spock’s bowlcut with narrowed eyes and pursed lips.

Despite said galaxy class glare, he is being rather pointedly ignored; Spock continues to perform his duties with his typical Vulcan stoicism. He reaches over, long fingers pressing a series of buttons, and Len huffs in exasperation before he can stop himself.

He’s getting a bit bored despite his determination to out wait the Vulcan; behind him, Uhura stifles a giggle.

Jim clears his throat, finally tired of the standoff happening at the science station, and spins his command chair to face them. “Good afternoon, Bones.”

“The concept of ‘afternoon’ is meaningless in the void of space, Jim,” Len retorts. (It’s Sulu who turns a snicker into a cough this time.)

Jim doesn’t laugh, but his smile is audible as he tries again. “Is there something you wanted, Bones?”

“Not from you, Jim.”

“Something to report then?”

“Four members of the away team reported to sickbay for their required post-mission physicals.”

Jim finally cottons on. “But Bones,” he says, faux innocently, “weren’t there five members of the away team?”

“Mm, well you see, Jim, the fifth member of the away team seems to feel that the very pressing matter of—” Len clasps his hands behind his back and takes a long step closer to Spock, leaning in to peer over his shoulder at the console—"geological survey data is more important than his health.“ He turns his head, nose less than an inch from Spock’s cheek, and asks lightly, "Tell me, Mr. Spock—according to regulations, for what reasons can an officer miss their post-mission physical?”

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anonymous asked:

I know about FE Heroes Horse Emblem teams, but what about Flier Emblem?

Well here’s a messy sketch of my Flier Emblem team - it does pretty OK most of the time. It’s a lot more hostile then Horse Emblem cause I can only see Camilla and Michalis lowkey hating each other ejlajwofjowjfao

Also lots of internal drama cause of the Catria and Michalis Whitewing Macedon business and the Catria and Caeda/Marth thing and Flier Emblem is prolly just lots of competition and drama lmao

“LEBRON JAMES ALWAYS HAS AN EASY ROAD TO THE FINALS” THEY SAY…

Let’s actually have a look at his opponents in the Conference Finals Finals and then proceeded to make 6 in a row.

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: CHICAGO BULLS
- Reigning MVP Derrick Rose (prime, pre injuries)
- Bulls were the best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: BOSTON CELTICS
- Second best defensive team in the entire league.
- Had to face Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: INDIANA PACERS
- Best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.
- Best rebounding team in the ENTIRE league.
- Paul George, Roy Hibbert, David West and George Hill.

2014 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: INDIANA PACERS
- Best record in the East.
- Best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.
- Superstar Paul George.
- All-Star Roy Hibbert.
- David West and George Hill.
- Lance Stephenson who played the best basketball of his life and led the league in Triple Doubles.

2015 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: ATLANTA HAWKS
- Best record in the East.
- 19 game win streak.
- Number 1 in the NBA in assist percentage.
- Number 2 in the league in three-point percentage.
- 4 All-Stars in Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, Paul Milsap and Al Horford.
- James swept with no Kevin Love and basically no Kyrie Irving.

2016 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: TORONTO RAPTORS
- Top 5 offense in the NBA.
- 4th best three-point shooting team in the NBA.
- The only eastern Conference team with 2 All-Star guards.

2017 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: BOSTON CELTICS
- Best record in the East.
- 2nd Assist percentage in the league.
- All-Star Isiah Thomas 3rd in the entire NBA in scoring.

People need to stop with the “weak competition” claim. The reality is the East hasn’t been trash for 10 years, this dude has just been a flat out monster come playoff time, and people need to appreciate and realize what this man is doing every single year with two different franchises, different players, different personalities, different opponents and different coaches.

We are witnessing something we’ll probably never see again in the modern era. LeBron is on the verge of reaching the NBA Finals for a 7th straight time.

Unbelievable, when you truly think about it.

Credit: DPeters

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Although the AMG brand is synonymous with Mercedes Benz, it was originally an independent engineering company that specialised in tuning parts for the three-pointed star marque. This in itself is not a surprise, as AMG was founded in 1967 by two ex-Mercedes engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, in Burgstall an der Murr, near Stuttgart. The letters “AMG” stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht’s birth town).  Mercedes secured a controlling stake in the firm in 1999, before taking full control in 2005.

Therefore, the existence of a pair of AMG-tweaked 1980′s Mitsubishis should not come as such a huge shock, although it is likely that AMG would prefer to draw a discrete veil over these lesser known follies.

The first car to receive the AMG styling treatment was the ludicrously named 1987 Mitsubishi Debonair V3000 Royal AMG.  Never has a car appeared such an unhappy recipient of the sports bodykit and alloy wheels combination.  The engine remained bog-standard, so this really was the earliest iteration of the AMG-styling package that is now so often seen adorning lowly Mercedes models. AMG also tarted up the ‘150 Limousine’ version of this car, so called because it was 150mm longer than the standard vehicle.

The second Mitsubishi hotted up by AMG was the 1989 Mistubishi Galant AMG, which was based on the Galant GTI-16v model, but featuring unique bodykit, alloy wheels and this time a mildly uprated motor which gained 10hp as a result of AMG’s fiddling. The car now mustered 168hp from the 2-litre motor and featured a full leather interior as standard. It was however shortlived, as sales stopped in 1990.