Summary: It’s Steve’s birthday, and you aren’t about to
let that go unnoticed.
Word Count: 1,502
Warnings: None, I think
A/N: Just a quick thing for Steve’s birthday.
It kind of gushes cheese so prepare yourself. Also, just in case any of you
find political undertones in this (somehow), just know that my personal
political views are not necessarily presented here. ‘Merica.
“I need your help.”
Bucky looked up at you, eyebrows shooting up
toward his hairline in surprise. He was elbows deep in the day’s crossword
puzzle, working alone in the deserted kitchen.
“With what?” He asked. You sat in the chair
beside him, and he slid the puzzle out of the way to accommodate you.
@dixiedolittle asked: So, I feel like a prompt pig, but here’s another, please. Darcy. Insecurity. Thank you!
I… well, I tried to play out Darcy’s insecurity about her own self-worth across her interactions with the other Avengers. It got way out of hand, but I wanted something special in honor of the holidays, so… anyways, it’s a bit late for Christmas, but I hope you like it regardless!
Darcy’s crush on Steve is completely unreasonable, given how
he basically ignores her existence. Natasha takes it upon herself to intervene,
taking advantage of Christmas being right around the corner.
Or, it takes twelve people to ship it, and one more to make it
When Natasha first brought it up, Darcy laughed to hide the
stab of insecurity that ran through her gut.
“I barely know the guy, Nat,” she said, ducking her head to
hide her blush – there was no doubt the assassin knew about her not-so-secret
crush on Steve Rogers. “He’s nice, from what I know, but I don’t think we
She thought back to how he’d never meet her eyes, how he
made a point to leave a room if she entered it, how he stood as far away from
her as he could. She ignored how much it hurt to remember those things.
“Oh?” Natasha fixed her with a blank stare and a single,
arched eyebrow. “You’re going to be the only ones here for Christmas. You never know.”
“I’m serious.” Darcy smiled, but it felt like Natasha could
see right though her. “Happy single lady, right here.”
Natasha hummed, dropping the subject, but Darcy had the sinking
feeling that this was going to become a regular occurrence.
While mucking about on different game types on GTA:Online, my friends and I tweaked one and transformed a fairly run-of-the-mill tower defence into a harrowing experience.
The basic game mode, Siege Mentality, involves a lone player, with a full armoury at their disposal, defending a location for a few minutes against a whole team of opposing players armed with short-range weapons.
One map is an isolated, large farmhouse out in the sticks (familiar to those who have played the single player campaign). And it’s fine and fun and there are lots of nice vantage points in the form of first floor balconies.
But what if you change the time/weather settings pre-game to make it a dark and stormy night? What if the defender is limited to a pistol, and the attackers can only use knives? What if everyone is in restricted to first-person view?
Suddenly, there you are, cowering in a first-floor bathroom, listening to the faint sounds of footsteps creeping up the stairs, pistol trained on the door…only to see another masked murderer’s silhouette pass by the window, having shimmied up onto the roof. The tight, blind corners inside the house, the multiple entry points, the fact that the house is just naturally REALLY creepy… In the dozen or so games we’ve played, only one defender has survived until dawn.
The Decatur Daily Review, Illinois, December 2, 1934
The Newport Tower (also known as: Round Tower, Touro Tower, Newport Stone Tower and Old Stone Mill) is a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island (USA), the remains of a windmill built in the mid-17th century.
The tower has received attention due to speculation that it is actually several centuries older and would thus represent evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. Carbon dating shows this belief to be incorrect.
Still haven’t caught the hang of the perspective and proportion but oh well, I’m not a professional. For those who are wondering, this is Belém Tower, a very important building in the defense of Lisbon in the past (500 years of age), however, it is also one of the most beautiful. A stroll by the Tejo, near this monument at sunset is breathtaking. You should try sometime! :3