She daily effuses
the close-mouthed
tantrum of her fevers.

Hog-tied and lunatic.                        
Born toothsome,
unholy. Born uppity.        
Blue-jawed and out-order.  
Watched her sculptor                  
split her bitter seam        
with his scalding knife;
mauled through the errant                
flesh of her nature

and hemorrhaged mercury,
molted snakeroot, a smoke          
of weeping silver.

She, accused.
Sprung from the head
of a thousand-fisted

wretch or a blood-dark                                  
cosmos undoubling
her bound body.  
Vexed shrew. Blight of moon.        
She, armory. Pitched-milk pours
from her gold oracular.

Bred in her nest a lone                          
grenade, prized, unpried
its force-ripe wound.

She, disease. Often bruised
to brush the joy of anything.
Zombic. Un-groomed.      

Her night slinks open
its sliding pin. One by one
these loose hopes

harpoon themselves
in, small-ghosts alighting
at her unwhoring.    

She, infirmary.
God’s swallowed
lantern, tar-hair and thick.

Her black torchstruck.
A kindling stick.
No sinkle-bible fix

to cure this burning.
Shrill hell. Jezebel.

Isn’t it lonely.

Safiya Sinclair, “A Bell, Still Unrung”


I love all of the really unique places Orlando has! Last night we went to The Toothsome Chocolate Factory and it was steam punk chocolate heaven! I got the blue plate special burger (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, and gravy on top of my cheeseburger 😂) and then the strawberry cheesecake milkshake. 0 regrets. It might even be the happiest I’ve ever been in a restaurant just because of how freaking cool it is 😊
Warrior Dash in less than 3 hours so let’s hope I kick some ass this morning!! 💪🏃

10 cheapest and tastiest street eats from around the world!

By Aaron Tan

If you think good and cheap food doesn’t exist, think again. Listen up if you’re a foodie looking to score some tasty yet affordable treats all over the world: Here are 10 international eats that won’t break the bank.

1. Mango Sticky Rice

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What is it: A sweet and squishy Thai dessert made with fresh mangoes and sticky glutinous rice. Topped with a generous drizzle of thick coconut milk, this toothsome delight hits all the sweet spots.

Where to find it: Everywhere in Thailand and certain parts of Asia

Cost: SGD $1 to $4

2. Big Sausage wrapped in Small Sausage (大腸包小腸)

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What is it: An oily hotdog hybrid that substitutes your everyday bun with glutinous rice encased in a Chinese sausage and served chargrilled with pickled vegetables, chilies, and a whole lot of spices.

Where to find it: The night markets of Taiwan

Cost: SGD $1 to $3

3. Pad Thai

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What is it: Stir-fried rice noodles served with shrimp, chicken, eggs, tofu and bean sprouts in a tangy tamarind-based sauce that’s cooked to sweet and savoury perfection!

Where to find it: Everywhere that serves Thai food

Cost: SGD $1.50 to $6

4. Takoyaki

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What is it: Warm fluffy balls filled with chopped octopus, shrimp or ham, cooked in a tender wheat flour batter and topped with sweet sauce, mayonnaise, shredded seaweed and heaps of dried bonito fish flakes. My oh my.

Where to find it: All throughout Japan and certain parts of Asia

Cost: SGD $3 to $6 for a pack of eight

5. Samosa

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What is it: A fried pastry stuffed with seasoned potatoes, lentils, minced meat and eggs, mixed together with a handful of spices. Though the ingredients may vary depending on where you go, it’s distinct triangular shape is what makes this crispy snack universally known.

Where to find it: Southeast and Central Asia, Middle East, and some parts of Africa

Cost: SGD $0.50 to $2

6. Bánh Mì Ốp la

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What is it: A hearty breakfast dish of fried eggs, ham, and caramelised onions cooked in a tiny pan and served with crusty Vietnamese baguette. The perfect way to start your day!  

Where to find it: Exclusively in Vietnam

Cost: SGD $1 to $2

7. Satay

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What is it: Deliciously marinated meat on a stick, seared over a flaming charcoal grill and served with spicy peanut sauce, ketupat (Malay rice cakes) and sliced cucumbers.

Where to find it: Popular in most parts of Southeast Asia (E.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, etc.)

Cost: SGD $0.20 to $1 (Usually sold in bundles of 5 or more.)

8. Tacos

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What is it: A traditional Mexican dish of corn or wheat tortilla wrapped with everything from chicken, fish, beef, along with shredded cabbage, guacamole, onions, salsa, and other zesty toppings.

Where to find it: Found where Mexican food is served or along any street corner at 4am in the morning.

Cost: SGD $2 to $5

9. Stinky Tofu

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What is it: Known for it’s pungent aroma, when it comes to this notorious street delicacy, the smellier the better! Served with a side of pickle vegetables and a spicy chilli sauce, this deep fried fermented tofu dish is enjoyed by both those who can embrace its smelly goodness.

Where to find it: Popular in Hong Kong, China, and certain parts of South East Asia

Cost: SGD $1.80 to $5

10. Bakso (And all its variations)

What is it: A savoury meaty soup served with an array of glass or egg noodles and garnished with crispy shallots, wontons and bok choy. The perfect comfort dish for hungry teens and anyone who fancies meatballs the size of a your fist.

Where to find it: Indonesia

Cost: SGD $0.80 to $1.50

I Hate You

Young!Sirius Black x Reader

Requested plot: Imagine the reader as a Slytherin paired with Sirius in a class, she is injured during class and Sirius takes her to Madame Pomfrey. They secretly like each other. Sarcastic, sassy Sirius Black would be preferred. 

Word count: 1362
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything recognisable.
Warning: Strong language.

Part 2

The four boys chatted lightly, barely recognising the angry plants trying to attack them with their deadly spikes. Herbology for the sixth-year students was a tad bit more dangerous than the earlier years. Today they were studying a green, spiky, toothsome plant called Venomous Tentacula. Peter had sniggered under his breath as Professor Sprout had introduced the students to the plant, and Remus had shoved his elbow in the blonde boy’s side. The plants had angry, and deadly vines that tried to bite at the students, especially if they didn’t pay close attention.

“I hope all of you have your wands ready, know the severing charm, and aren’t afraid of some dirty fingers,” the professor bellowed. “Now, you’ll find your partner on the list I’ve created,” she waved her wand, and the list flew from student to student.

James sent his partner a cheeky smile. Lily rolled her eyes in reply as James headed towards the red-haired girl. Remus and Peter left the group to join up with fellow Gryffindor students. Only Sirius remained seated, frowning at the name of his partner.

A hand slammed down on the table in front of him; long fingers stretched out across her books. She usually painted her nails red. Today was no exception.

“Am I not the luckiest girl in the whole of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” the words rolled off her tongue dryly.

“You must have swallowed an entire bottle of Liquid Luck to score me as your partner, (Y/N)-baby, unfortunate that you had to take your contemptuous, spiteful demeanour out on me,” he turned in his chair to look at the Slytherin girl next to him.

“Wow, and I argued that that penis-enlargement charm wouldn’t work, but here you are, twice the dick you were yesterday,” (Y/N) snapped at him. Sirius let out a strangled cough, sending the Slytherin a vexed look.

(Y/N) smirked victoriously, watching as Sirius opened his copy of Flesh-Eating Trees of the World.

(Y/N) did the same, keeping a safe distance between herself and the poisonous plant given to them by the Professor.

“It says here,” said Sirius, still a hint of annoyance in his voice, “The Venomous Tentacula can in some forms of the plant also fire spiky spore-like balls from their mouths at their targets,” he looked up at (Y/N), “Sounds familiar?”

“Ha-ha, Black, I’m not the poisonous plant here,” (Y/N) spat, eyeing the plant carefully.

“I don’t know, you’re green, sharp, rather nasty looking, and you must contain some form of venom as you keep every living being a good few feet away.” The two watched as the plant moved it’s arms away from them, “Look, even the plant won’t look at you,” he laughed aloud.

“For your information, Black, it doesn’t even have eyes!” (Y/N) raised her voice, angry. With two distracted teenagers before it, the Venomous Tentacula shot forward biting her left arm; she dropped her quill immediately.

None of them spoke for half a second, only watched as the plant sunk its teeth into her flesh. Sirius reacted first, “Diffindo,” he shouted, pointing his wand at the plant’s vine. It snapped off.

Sirius’ charm had created a silence in the room; all heads turned towards the two dead-pale teens.

“Holy fuck!” Sirius exclaimed, but Professor Sprout didn’t take any points from the House as he cursed loudly. (Y/N) saw a thin stripe of blood drip from the bite; it didn’t look dangerous, but every student in the room knew it was very, very dangerous.

“(Y/N),” the professor said calmly, taking hold of the girl’s arm, “this will sting,” (Y/N) did not have any time to react to the woman’s words. The tip of Professor Sprout’s wand sent a jet of icy blue light at (Y/N)’s arm, “Glacius.” She had completely frozen the girl’s arm, keeping the poison from spreading from the bite.

A sum of frightened whispers ran through the air; they were probably all waiting for the girl to drop dead.

“Mr Black, please take Miss (Y/L/N) to the infirmary, and try doing so without starting a bickering contest,” the professor looked at Sirius, sending him a stern look.

“Um, yes, Professor,” they wasted no time, rushing out of the greenhouse.

“Damn it, Black! This is all your fault!” (Y/N) muttered at him angrily.

“My fault, you didn’t pay attention, (Y/L/N)!” He snapped back at her but kept his arm around her to make sure she didn’t fall as they walked up the hill towards the castle.

“Yes, but you distracted me!” she raised her voice.

“Only because you insulted me!” Sirius replied.

“I’m sorry that you fragile male ego is more important than my life, Black, but I don’t fucking care!” she slapped him with her good hand.

He grabbed her hand before she could hit him again, holding on to it. “You know, you should come with a warning label, (Y/N) (Y/L/N).”

She laughed a little, “Oh, I should?”

“Shit, your arm is turning purple, (Y/N),” he looked at her bite mark.

She tried to wiggle her good arm out of his grip, about to hit him again, but he held on too tight. “I swear, Black, if my arm is permanently purple after this, I’ll kill you in your sleep!” she yelled at him.

Sirius laughed.

“I mean it,” she told him as they entered the main building, heading down to the infirmary.

Poppy Pomfrey gasped as the girl walked in with a frozen, purple arm. “Mr Black, have I not seen you enough times this week already,” she told the boy helping her inside.

“I would argue, Poppy, that you can never see someone as handsome as myself, too many times,” Sirius joked, handing the girl, who now had a faint smile on her lips, over to the nurse.

“Asshole,” (Y/N) whispered as the nurse helped her over to one of the infirmary beds, she wasn’t told off.

“I’ll just stay here, in the corner, all by myself, worrying sick about your health, (Y/N), ” Sirius dramatically yelled over at the two witches as (Y/N) sat down.

“Yeah, you do that, Black!” she yelled back, but Madame Pomfrey told her to keep still and ignore him.

“I hope your arm stays purple!” he shouted, laughing at his words.

“Fuck you!” (Y/N) replied loudly, but the nurse looked angry at her at that.

“Will it? Will it stay purple?” (Y/N) asked scared, looking as the woman smiled a little.

“Of course not, Miss (Y/L/N), I’ve treated these types of injuries long enough to heal skin discolouration in my sleep,” she smiled.

“Thank Merlin,” she whispered under her breath, casting a curious look over at the wizard in the corner. He had stayed true to his words, standing perfectly still, watching as the nurse healed her.

After three complicated spells (Y/N) had never heard of before and a horribly bitter potion, her arm was back to normal.

“I would like for you to stay under observation for a few hours before I check you out, Miss (Y/L/N), in case of any complications,” Madame Pomfrey told her with a warm smile.

“Thank you, Madame Pomfrey,” (Y/N) replied politely.

“Mr Black is free to stay if he would like so, just so he won’t, what was it, Mr Black, ‘worry sick about your health’? I don’t want you sick inside my infirmary more this week,” she told the raven-haired boy, who gave the older woman a sheepish grin.

The woman left as Sirius moved towards the Slytherin.

“I hate you,” (Y/N) muttered heated.

“I love you,” Sirius replied.

“Whatyoujustsay?” (Y/N) looked at him, eyes wide.

“Nothing, I was just trying out that ‘heat of the moment, expressing our suppressed feelings for each other’-thing,” Sirius brushed a hand through messy locks. (Y/N) sat up from her bed, turning towards him with a baffled look, not knowing what to say.

“This is your cue, (Y/N); you’re supposed to do the same,” he smirked, moving his hands nervously as he spoke. Sirius seemed to have apparated towards here. He now stood only a few inches away.

“I hate you, Sirius Black,” she whispered. He heard her. It was his cue. He kissed her.

What do you guys find Sexy?

sex·y ˈseksē/ adjective sexually attractive or exciting. “sexy French underwear” synonyms:sexually attractive, seductive, desirable,alluring, toothsome, sensual, sultry,slinky, provocative, tempting,tantalizing; More sexually aroused. “neither of them was feeling sexy” synonyms:(sexually) aroused, sexually excited,amorous, lustful, passionate; More informal exciting; appealing. “I’ve climbed most of the really sexy west coast mountains” synonyms:exciting, stimulating, interesting,appealing, intriguing, slick, red-hot “a sexy sales promotion” So i copy and pasted this definition and I hope people reblog what they find sexy. We are all different so we have different character traits and physical traits we all find attractive. For me with character traits I find people: Sexy When they handle their buisness. Able to take care of their issues by means they feel necessary and appropriate. So like you could just be like Im studying and I’d be like oh you are foine. You could be like going to work or did my hair, or showered. You are sexy. You are taking care of your financials oh dont get me started on someone who loves to make a budget but it so balanced they are able to do things freely in their own terms. Ugh sexy. Some one whos able to care for themself is always attractive. Nobodies perfect but just that effort is so attractive. So health, spirituality,financial,productiveness also fall under this. Confidence is always attractive its a classic one. So one with a hobby or something they are passionate about is so sexy because the way they romanticize what ever it is just so attractive. So obviously people who are passionate and determined with there endeavors is sexy to me. Oh artistic/intellectuals they kind of go hand in hand. Physical traits I can think of consist of Eyes omg they can be so dreamy specifically if thwy know how to speak with them is my favorite Innocent smiles are my fave but ugh I could live for a persons smile. Freckles are way up there Gap in the teeth i always find cute People who wear glasses Oh scars but that is mainly for the stories behind them. If they are willing to share it its attractive to me. They allow that vulnerability. Long hair Short hair No hair but not all can pull it off That divot between the neck and collar bone The small of the back ooooh Stretch marks on the nude body it adds character to me. Small cute areolas Large areolas Honestly breast in general. Some one who knows how to dress for their body type is always sexy. Im in love with legs any shape or size but ones with larger calfs really excite me. Wrist when it peaks from under sleeves The back around the traps. Ok im going to stop Im sure you get what Im doing. What is sexy to all of you?

Originally posted by nmph0brainiac

Ancient “Supershark” Fossils Found in Texas

Even before the age of dinosaurs, enormous, toothy predators were roaming what is now Texas. New work led by the American Museum of Natural History shows that giant sharks were hunting in the shallow waters that once covered most of North America for much longer than previously thought.

Researchers from the Dallas Paleontological Society recently discovered a pair of fossil braincases from massive, and now extinct, relatives of modern-day sharks in rocks from Jacksboro, Texas, that date back 300 million years. The researchers, Mark McKinzie and Robert Williams, donated the fossils to the Museum and worked with John Maisey, a curator in the Division of Paleontology, to estimate how big the sharks would have been by comparing them to smaller, more complete fossils of closely related sharks.

The results suggest that these two Texas ‘supersharks’ measured between 18 and 26 feet in length (5.5 to 8 meters). The largest of these specimens would have been 25 percent bigger than today’s largest predatory shark, the great white.

“Everything is bigger in Texas, even 300 million years ago,” Maisey said.

These new fossils indicate that giant sharks go much further back into the fossil record than previously thought. Prior to this find, the oldest giant shark specimens had been recovered from rock dating back just 130 million years. The largest shark that ever lived, C. megalodon is much younger, with an oldest occurrence at about 15 million years ago.

The fossil braincases may belong to an extinct species of shark called Glikmanius occidentalis, or they may represent a larger related species that is new to science.

The researchers presented their findings on the new Texas “supershark” at the annual meeting for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Dallas on October 16.

This story was originally published on the Museum blog. 

Image: © AMNH/J. Maisey