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'Riverdale' Star in Late-Night Car Crash After Working 16-Hour Day
The crash has ignited a firestorm of protest on the set, which requires shoots that last until the early morning hours.

K.J. Apa, 20, who plays Archie in the Warner Bros.-produced Archie Comics adaptation, apparently fell asleep driving the 45-minute trip home after midnight. He was taken to a local hospital for observation and later discharged without serious injuries. His car, however, didn’t fare as well. The passenger side was apparently destroyed after striking a light pole, and the vehicle was rendered inoperable.


The crash has ignited a firestorm of protest on the Riverdale set, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The show routinely requires shoots that last until the early morning hours, and the cast and crew are not provided transportation to and from the set. Actor Cole Sprouse, who co-stars as Archie’s pal Jughead and is one of Apa’s close friends, had apparently planned to be in the car as well that night but changed plans at the last minute. Sprouse, a leader of sorts of the actors on the show, has asked that the Greg Berlanti-produced series provide transportation to castmembers working late hours.

The price of hard work

Check Please, following Bitty’s jam debacle


Lardo sighed. Immediately, Bitty set the ingredients on the counter and turned around, caretaker instincts on full alert.

‘Lardo? What is it?’

‘Humpf. I need to price my art, and it sucks,’ she mumbled, drawing a duckling on the margin of her list. ‘Needs to be done before the end of year expo, but honestly? I’d rather give the lot and don’t bother with money.’

‘Larissa Duan! You spent the entire semester on these! You can’t just give them away!’

‘… Yeah but I like making art.’

‘It’s still work! You should be paid for that effort! And all the money you spent on supplies- lord I can’t even imagine how much those gigantic canvases are. Weren’t you complaining about how expensive good paint is just the other day?’

‘Yeah, I guess so. So, you’re saying all good work deserves remuneration?’

‘Of course!’

‘So you should get paid for your jam.’

‘Wait what- no! Not me! This is completely different-’

‘Hm. I tried. Shits, your turn.’

At that same moment, Shitty enters the kitchen, dressed only in a pair of Falconers boxers and a black tshirt that belonged to Lardo, which fit him like a crop top. Bitty didn’t even know he was at Samwell that day. 

‘Eric Bitty Bittleman The Second, tiny bro of my heart, maker of the pies, we need to talk.’

‘If this is about the jam, I already told the Falcs I didn’t want to be paid-’

‘I’m here to talk to you about market pricing, my man. There are other people, out there, working their asses off to make delicious jam, and they love doing it as much as you do. But those bros, bro, are actually depending on it to pay the rent. What you’re doing, here, is depreciating the value of jam, and convincing fans of said jam that they can have an product of excellent quality- for FREE! This is bad for business, Bits, this can even come back and bite you in the ass when you open a bakery. You don’t want to hurt future you and your fellow bakers, don’t you?’

Bitty stays silent for a moment, mouth wide open.

‘I- I didn’t think of it like that! I was just, you know, in the zone, you know how I get? And then there was all this jam, and I know the team would make a good effort, but they couldn’t seriously eat it all? But, I didn’t know it actually had an impact on the economy?’

‘Well, now that they know where to find delicious jam and baked goods for free, do you think the Falcs, their families and the SMH are going to get it elsewhere?’

Bitty bit his lip and looked at his hands.

‘I just wanted to make them happy. I love feeding people.’

‘And you can! You still can! I’m not saying you can’t make gifts once in a while or bake for your friends, I’m just saying there’s a line at some point.’

‘Yeah, I guess you’re right. But I know nothing about- about pricing! Lardo, how do you even manage with art?’

‘I use my resources, man,’ she said, snapping her fingers.

At that moment, Ransom and Holster barged into the kitchen, both carrying their laptops.

‘Boys? Were you all waiting in the hallway?’

‘No time for chitchat, Bits, time is money,’ says Holster, straddling a chair backwards in front of him. ‘We’re here to help.’

‘I got a spreadsheet here,’ says Ransom, sliding his laptop. ‘Compiling ingredient prices, electricity for the oven, mason jar prices, transport from Samwell to Providence and your work time, from the moment you went to buy those fruits until you closed your last mason jar.’

‘That- that is a lot of time.’

‘Wish I had that kind of concentration for studying law,’ grumbled Shitty.

‘It’s not all,’ continued Ransom. ‘This second sheet calculates the prices of similar products from spots around Samwell and Providence, from the Stop N’ Shop to the fancy little cafés and farmers market near Jack’s house.’

‘Wait, did Jack sent you those?’

‘Brah, Jack ASKED US to do this,’ said Holster with a roll of his eyes.

‘So, here are the prices of a single jam unit- counting the ingredients and the mason jar,’ said Ransom, before clicking on another Excel page, ‘and this is the price of each if one calculates the time worked, compared to what bakers and cooks make in those same cafés and suppliers.’

‘…I- I understand wanting to keep the market, and paying for the ingredients,’ hesitated Bitty, ‘but I’m still not sure I want to be paid to bake?’

‘I’m gonna give away every single one of my art pieces,’ said Lardo, doodling more ducklings. 

‘… Alright, alright, I think I get it. I’ll just put the money in the Haus funds, since I took pretty much all of it to pay for the ingredients.’

‘You put back what you took and you keep the rest,’ said Shitty. ‘Do you really want to graduate without a cent in the bank and live off of Jack’s salary?’

‘What? No! Of course not!’

‘So start making dough, my boy. That future bakery won’t finance itself, you know.’

‘Also, people respect a product if they have to pay a reasonable price for it,’ commented Holster. ‘You don’t want to ruin your reputation from the get go. Honestly I’d suggest asking for more, since it’s also fucking delicious and a secret family recipe and organic shit people are crazy about, but we’ll work our way up there over the years.’

‘Here, I got the price per unit, what everyone bought listed hockey team, then alphabetically, the total, subtracting what was borrowed to the Sin Bin fund- that makes-’

‘GOOD LORD THAT’S MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.’

‘Well, it WAS a shit ton of jam,’ shrugged Lardo.

‘And hard work, too,’ added Shitty. ‘So, do you accept?’

‘Well, I guess? Y’all make a lot of good points…’

‘Sweet,’ said Lardo, sending a text.

A moment later, Bitty’s cell phone vibrated with a message. His bank application signalled that someone transferred him funds- 

‘How did Jack know exactly how much to send???’

‘Told ya, Bits, it was all his idea,’ said Shitty. ‘And the Falcs have been giving him money, even hiding it in the pockets of his hockey bag, to pay for their stuff. He just wanted to make sure you were on board with it.’

Bitty didn’t know what to feel about all this, he was still insecure about pricing his jam - and his pies, cookies, muffins and other pastries, if one was to believe Ransom’s other Excel spread sheet- but the reality was that he was now five thousand dollars closer to open his own bakery, someday.

ACC Rant

(Feel free to ignore this.)

Okay I just-

I need to rant. I was watching Advent Children (Complete) again today and I just-

I love Tifa. I do. I really do. But dear god this is not okay.

I get it, I really do. Both of the kids are gone, kidnapped by what are basically miniature-Sephiroths, she’s scared and frustrated and feels helpless. Cloud has been constantly coming and going for two years now, and she’s looking for stability that isn’t there. She’s taking out her frustration and fear of the situation on the first person there who comes into conflict with her. But I just-

That scene. I hate that scene so much. Because while I understand where Tifa is coming from, she has absolutely no idea what she’s talking about.

I’m sure that everyone (minus Vincent and Nanaki, probably) expected for him to be okay after meteor. Tifa thought that he’d be there and be stable, be okay and around. After all, Sephiroth is gone, ShinRa is gone, the WRO is up and running and getting everyone electricity again. Cid is providing transportation, and Barrett is providing fuel. Everything’s okay now, right? Why should Cloud not be okay?

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Jackrabbit week 2017 - Day 4: Royalty AU

This is… my favorite thing I have drawn in years. Now you know what all those horse and hare studies were about. The only reason this has a decent background is because I’ve been watching Bob Ross videos while working on it. xD haha That man is truly inspiring!

Here are some notes on this AU, taken straight from google docs. I really love this idea and would love to revisit it in the future. ^^

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The story:

The Lunanoff royal family has been slain by Pitch, except for Manny, or Prince Lunar, who grew up in the protective bubble of the Moon Clipper which has completely isolated him from the outside world. While technically still Tsar, he cannot rule over his Kingdom in a necessary capacity, but he’s found a way to communicate with his subjects through magic, so every few thousand years, he chooses a Heir to rule in his stead.

The heirs are chosen from a vast court of lesser royalty that still have at least a drop of royal blood flowing through them, and thus the magic that is meant to protect the Kingdom. Everyone wants to be noticed and chosen, so the competition has grown cutthroat over the centuries and the court has been corrupted from the inside.

As the previous Heir falls prey to Pitch’s machinations, Pitch uses the distraction to gather his forces in secrecy. He’s planning a full-on assault on the unsuspecting Kingdom.

The Guardians are protectors of the Kingdom and are there to support the chosen Heir. While the Guardians sometimes fall and are chosen anew, some, like Bunny and Sandy, have looked over countless Heirs in their lifetimes.

As the ceremony for the choosing grows closer, everyone is speculating who the new Heir will be. To everyone’s shock, the Tsar’s choice falls on someone no one had expected - Jack Frost, a young princeling barely into adulthood, with a very obscure lineage that makes everyone question if there’s any royal blood in him at all.

Of course, Bunny is the most outraged by this decision, because all he’s seen of Jack through the years has been nothing but the young princeling fooling around and causing trouble. He has no faith in the new Heir and no desire to serve him.

Jack is as flabbergasted as the rest of them. He’d always felt left out of the court, but he’s never wanted to take part in the intrigue and certainly never expected to get the title of Tsarevitch Lunanoff. He doesn’t take his responsibilities seriously at first, thinking there has to be some kind of mistake that will certainly be corrected soon.

Everything changes when the Guardians discover traces of Pitch’s evil plot. With cryptic silence from Tsar Lunar, the Guardians have no other choice but to school the young Heir in the skills necessary to fight a coming war.

Forced to work together, Bunny gradually learns more about Jack and grows to respect him for who he is. While he may not be like any of the previous heirs, there’s something in the young man that sparks joy and laughter in the people around him. Perhaps, this is exactly the ruler their Kingdom really needs.

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Character profiles:

Bunny - an advisor and head of guard in peacetime, he is always by the Heir’s side. A scout and spy in wartime, he takes risky missions to sniff out information about Pitch’s movements, sometimes quite literally. He is an expert in moving in the shadows or underground, using his speed and quick wits to his advantage.

Toothiana - mistress of the servants in peacetime, she is secretly the Tsar’s spymaster, keeping an eye on the court’s activities thanks to her servant girls. In wartime, she is a strategist and general. She is used to taking command and seeing the bigger picture, but she’s also a proficient sword fighter who is never found on the sidelines, but rather in the midst of battle.

North -  a genius and innovator in peacetime, his countless creations are meant to make everyone’s lives better, while other times, they are meant to entertain. He doubles as the master of ceremony for the Tsar. In wartime, his workshop produces all the weapons and machines needed to arm the fighters. His creative mind isn’t limited to technology, but also helps brainstorm surprising solutions when fighting against the enemy.

Sandy - stable master in peacetime, he provides transportation for all the court’s needs. His favorite pastime is looking after the highly priced dreamsand horses and other creatures created by his magic – when he is not found taking a nap. In wartime, his immense magical power has proven to be an obstacle to Pitch time and time again.

anonymous asked:

We need a looong firs t time stony fic rec

Long fics are my favorites!  I adore a really long, thought out, slow build.  Here are a few favorites, all complete and over 100K:

Even the Light is an Illusion by Mizzy:  Death threats are an unfortunate side-effect of being Tony Stark, so he’s learned to ignore them. The problem is, when someone really wants you dead, hiding your head in the sand just kinda exposes your ass.But it’s not just Tony’s behind on the line. Whoever wants him dead wants him to suffer first, and they’re willing to do anything to make that happen. Tony knows there’s only one way out. To save Steve, the Avengers, and the general public, Tony has to die. Of course, death isn’t always the end, and Tony does what any other self-disrespecting scientist would do: he finds a way to fake his death and avenge his own murder.The trouble is, terrible decisions usually have a terrible price, and this one is no different. Tony has a chance to save the day, but the cost may be more than Tony was ever expecting to pay…

Holding Out for a Hero by @wordsplat:   When Tony was a prince and Steve was his manservant, they were young and reckless and hopelessly in love. But an attack on Tony’s life convinces Steve that he can’t protect Tony, so he leaves in the dead of night to train until he can. Ten years later, Steve returns to the kingdom a strong and able knight, but his king is both furious and broken-hearted.

Straight On Til Morning by @sineala:  Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he’d never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony’s own design. What’s more, the Avenger’s captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive… and very, very attractive.But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own – and the truth could change everything.

Captivated by @missbeckywrites:   When Tony sustains a life-threatening injury, Steve takes him to a world where magic can heal any wound. But their happy ending swiftly becomes a nightmare when slavers attack, and Tony is captured and taken away. After months apart, they are finally reunited, but the quest to save Tony is only just beginning.

America Isn’t Chicken by @everybodyilovedies (Amuly):  After a Civil War, death, rebirth, a takeover by Osborn, brain deletion, and the fall of Asgard, Steve and Tony might just be starting to get back on solid ground with one another. Things aren’t perfect, not yet, but they can be in the same room as each other without resorting to violence, and they’ve even managed to share a smile or two.
Seems like the perfect time, then, for Tony to try and fuck it all up with a stupid game of gay chicken.Meanwhile, as if he didn’t have enough to worry about, Tony realizes some kind of supervillainous trouble is brewing when increasingly advanced armors start popping up all over Manhattan, looking strangely reminiscent of his tech. On the other side of the world, Steve gets news that Zola is on the move in Russia, with some sort of nefarious plan at work.Which will ruin them first? Will it be this unknown armored villain who is after Tony’s tech? Or will it be Zola unleashing his mysterious plan on the world? Or will Steve and Tony prove to be their own worst enemies, destroying the tentative truce they managed to forge with their own stubbornness?

The Captain and His Courtesan by @winterstar95:  A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

Unwritten Endings by @xtaticpearl:   Tony takes the bullet meant for Captain America at the end of their war and through his death, brings together the team again. Only, he isn’t really dead and when he comes back, the equations between the team-mates begin to alter and reform, writing a new story altogether.

Double Time by @sineala:   Cassino, Italy, December 1943. Special Agent Tony Stark, former Marvels adventurer, is sent to investigate a Cosmic Cube found by the Invaders – and it’s the perfect opportunity for him to rekindle his secret romance with Steve Rogers. But when Hydra attempts to steal the Cube, an inadvertent wish for help leads to the appearance of a Tony from the future of another world: Director Stark of SHIELD. This Tony is a man with a lot on his mind. He refuses to tell them anything about the future, but he seems to know much more than he should about Captain America. And something’s happened that’s clearly killing him inside, but he’s not talking. When Director Stark’s failed attempt to return home leads to the unexpected appearance of another visitor from his universe, all the lies come undone. Now there are two wars to fight, and the second one could ruin all of them.

The Single Biggest Problem with Communication by @blossomsinthemist:   In the wake of Steve’s return from the dead and the end of Norman Osborn’s reign of terror, the superhero community is recovering–Steve has taken on a new role and Tony is trying to put his life back together. Things are still awkward between them, but they’re determined to put things to rights. But when a discussion about their feelings leads to further misunderstandings, they discover that might be more difficult than either of them realized. Set in the early Heroic Age after the end of Dark Reign, this is a get-together story about crossed wires–and second chances.

www.stem.org by @emeraldine087:  Steve Rogers and Tony Stark live in the Avengers Tower with the rest of the team but they may as well be living in different planets for all the things they can’t seem to see eye to eye on. Steve has deep seated misconceptions about Tony, and really, Tony just thinks Steve is a dick. They may work well in the field together, but as far as their personal dealings with each other go, they don’t know jack shit about one another.STEM is an unexpected Internet phenomenon–it’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, eBay, Goodreads, Skype and Amazon all rolled into one. And all the Avengers are in it with Steve being the most recent one to join. And Steve is just starting to really get into it, too especially after meeting heir2mecha.realm who is an amazing conversationalist–witty, smart, mysterious and remarkably thoughtful, and Steve can’t help but trust him.But is Steve ready to discover the man behind the mystery? Or will his misconceptions smother what feeble fire has been ignited between two people who have more to offer each other than what they’re prepared to admit?

And, since I love nothing more than to write tons of words just to get two idiots together, may I self-rec my long fics:  Celestial Navigation, Catching Lightning in a Bottle, A Higher Form of War.

Anyone making up or spreading the rumor that KJ was driving drunk can unfollow me right now. I don’t care if you like him or not! This is a very serious matter and I’m glad that he is okay! The discussion that needs to be had relating to KJ’s accident is how the studio can provide transportation for the cast and crew to prevent something like this from happening in the future !

anonymous asked:

Are there any AUs you recommend? WIP or completed, either is fine. ~ <3

OMG, there are SO MANY!  How to possibly choose?  Okay, I’m going to go with some favorites, but, honestly, there are SO MANY!  These range from “a bit off of canon AU” to “canon-schmanon let’s have fun AU” so enjoy!  

Please remember to leave a comment and kudos for your authors!

Sins of Omission by @kiyaar (WIP): A Post-Civil War, Pre-Secret Invasion AU where Steve is dead, Tony’s a mess, and everything sucks.In which Tony deals poorly with Steve’s death, falls off the wagon, sees ghosts, and misses a lot.Oh, and the Skrulls are about to invade.

Nostalgia by @some-blue-jack (WIP):   “Fuck my life. Why me?” Tony asked.

In the Stillness of Remembering by @elise509:  Steve Rogers is a reminder of a past that Tony Stark would rather forget. But when Steve’s own ghosts suddenly become the present, Tony finds he and Steve need each other to face the future.

Say When by @stark-spangled-lovers (series): ** Iron Man 2 AU ⎪Undercover AU **** Can be read as a stand alone! **Book 1 of the Say When series. An alternate version of Iron Man 2. What if Steve was unfrozen early? What if instead of Natasha, Steve got assigned to help Tony while the genius was slowly dying of palladium poisoning? What if he never revealed his identity to him until the very moment the Avengers first came together, forming a team?

Straight On Til Morning by @sineala: Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he’d never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony’s own design. What’s more, the Avenger’s captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive… and very, very attractive.But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own – and the truth could change everything. 

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart Now Baby by @some-blue-jack: “I think we should get married,” Tony announced as he let himself into Steve’s apartment, plopping next to him on the couch.

Good for You by @orbingarrow: Steve doesn’t understand why Tony dates people who abuse him. Tony doesn’t understand why Steve cares.The rest is bad choices, good choices, rehab, milkshakes, paintball, YouTube videos, couples therapy and learning to put the past in the past. Or: How Tony finds his happy ending.

Bond Has it Covered by sara_holmes:  Tony thought they had trouble getting along when they were dealing with a major global crisis. Apparently that had nothing on how they fell apart when they weren’t distracted by smashing aliens.

Some Kind of Personal War by sara_holmes:  And Tony realizes that working out who the Winter Soldier used to be and who he is now are two entirely different things.

As Sharp As Any Thorn by RurouniHime:  It’s four days to Christmas, there’s a city in shambles, and the nation is in mourning because of the actions of a single man.

Watch Your Light Go Out by @elise509: The incident in Washington D.C. is not the first time The Winter Soldier has tracked Steve Rogers. Nor will it be the last.

A Fool’s Name for Fate by @elise509 (WIP):  It’s 1949. Hollywood’s system of powerful studios and contract stars is fading fast as a new decade looms. Tony Stark thinks he’s just the type of forward-thinking, madcap genius that can solve the dream factory’s woes, and maybe he can.If not for a certain distraction named Steve Rogers, the golden boy who should clearly be twenty-feet high on the silver screen yet seems determined to stay hidden behind the scenes. Tony’s used to getting what he wants, but now he’s not sure what that is. Or rather, who that is.

The Captain and his Courtesan by winterstar: A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To by @wordsplat:  Steve is a stripper, Tony is the Stark Adventures poster boy, and they fall madly in love in the 1940’s.

The Heart of the Temple by captainshellhead and vibraniumstark: After an expedition to find an ancient relic goes awry, Tony finds himself magically bound to a Roman soldier who has spent the last two thousand years guarding the temple, and who is now bound to protect him from harm.Stranger things have certainly happened, but Tony is having a hard time coming up with them now.

Relativistic Heat Conduction by @blossomsinthemist:  Age of Ultron-based, but not entirely canon compliant. Written for the 2013 Cap-Iron Man Reverse Big Bang. Ultron has attacked, obliterating most of the world’s superheroes and resistance in a matter of hours. The remaining heroes band together and share what strength they have to get through it, to survive, and defeat Ultron once and for all. Steve Rogers grieves in the wake of the disaster and the heroes’ defeat, and no one knows if he will be able to provide the leadership they need–but Tony Stark isn’t about to let him slip away that easily.

Into The Breach by @wordsplat:   The world is coming to an end fast and Steve needs a co-pilot, but can’t find anyone he can’t knock off their feet in a flat second. He’s also reluctant to get back in his old Jaeger, but that’s a bridge he’ll cross when he comes to it—for the moment, it’d just be nice if he could learn to talk to certain attractive kaiju scientists without sounding like he has a brain injury.

Double Time by @sineala:   Cassino, Italy, December 1943. Special Agent Tony Stark, former Marvels adventurer, is sent to investigate a Cosmic Cube found by the Invaders – and it’s the perfect opportunity for him to rekindle his secret romance with Steve Rogers. But when Hydra attempts to steal the Cube, an inadvertent wish for help leads to the appearance of a Tony from the future of another world: Director Stark of SHIELD. This Tony is a man with a lot on his mind. He refuses to tell them anything about the future, but he seems to know much more than he should about Captain America. And something’s happened that’s clearly killing him inside, but he’s not talking. When Director Stark’s failed attempt to return home leads to the unexpected appearance of another visitor from his universe, all the lies come undone. Now there are two wars to fight, and the second one could ruin all of them.

The Man with the Clockwork Heart by indigostohelit:   A de-anon (finally) from the capkink meme. His village destroyed by the northern Empire, Steve Rogers is sold as a slave to Lord Tony Stark, a man with no heart but a ticking clockwork machine inside his chest. He’s been told that Lord Stark takes pleasure slaves, and bitter, grieving, and terrified, he expects nothing more of a northerner. But months pass, and Stark does nothing. In a rapidly unfolding chaos of scheming politics and a clockwork world, Steve begins to wonder what sort of man Stark is– and whether he’d mind being a pleasure slave at all.

Holding Out for a Hero by @wordsplat:   When Tony was a prince and Steve was his manservant, they were young and reckless and hopelessly in love. But an attack on Tony’s life convinces Steve that he can’t protect Tony, so he leaves in the dead of night to train until he can. Ten years later, Steve returns to the kingdom a strong and able knight, but his king is both furious and broken-hearted.

A Cabin in the Woods by nightwalker:  It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, a chance for them to spend some time as a couple and work out some of the kinks in their relationship. That was before everything got weird.

Nostalgia AU AU by @some-blue-jack (WiP)  “I’m sorry, Steve, but without a Dominant, you’re stuck here.”

Power and Paradox by @ms-meredith-milton (WIP): “Billionaire, genius, engineer, philanthropist, submissive.  Yeah, submissive.  Any questions?”OR Yet another BDSM-AU.  

With a Decent Happiness by torigates:  Tony Stark is Iron Man. Steve Rogers isn’t, and never was Captain America.Or, the one where everything is the same except Steve is a kindergarten teacher.

Looking for Heaven by foxxcub:   When young Lord Anthony Stark learns Steven Rogers has enlisted in the army, he thinks he’s seen the last of his tiny, headstrong, haughty stable boy. But four years later, Lord Stark gets an unexpected visit from Steve, whose mother has fallen gravely ill and into financial ruin. Even more unexpected, Steve agrees to a shocking proposal: they will marry, giving Steve the necessary funds to save his mother, and Tony the much-needed reprieve from harassing would-be suitors. It is a business arrangement, nothing more. But as time goes on and circumstances arise, Tony begins to learn that keeping his heart away from his husband is easier said than done.

Follow In Your Footsteps by @sineala: When Tony is twelve, his soulmate’s name appears on his wrist. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find out anything at all about Steve Rogers.It turns out there’s a reason for that.

Prisoner’s Dilemma by @awesomeavocadolove:   After taking the airplane down in the Arctic, Steve wakes to find himself imprisoned as a human test subject. With no idea where in the world he is, his only ally is a fast-talking inventor in the cell next door. Something’s off about Tony that Steve can’t put his finger on, and it’s obvious Tony doesn’t fully trust him either. But to escape they may not have a choice…

Of course, I think just about everything I’ve written is pretty much a massive AU b/c canon is wildly uncooperative. 

Here’s the main problem with “Valkryie” and why it’s such a shit ability to be an ult.

Every single support ult HELPS the team and can turn the tide of battle. Lucio and Zen can nullify damage from offensive ults like Barrage and Dragonblade. Ana’s ult can be used as a counter offensive in a team fight that would be a loss. Even Symmetra’s ults help her team, providing easy transport from spawn to like…right outside the point or giving her team extra barriers.

Valkryie helps no one but Mercy. She can fly, okay big fucking deal b u t does that help the team in a significant way like every single support character out there?

T hat should be her “E” skill not her ult

I would genuinely appreciate any donations to my paypal: paypal.me/froya

If you want to, can afford it, and feel you can spare some money.. I would be quite happy to receive some donations?

To provide some info.. I am not really going to have much of any money for the next few weeks, and don’t have any family nearby to provide food + transportation.

I have very little of an income and won’t really get any money the next few weeks.. I am poor “low-class”, unemployed, and disabled.. I have basically nothing attached to my name besides physical belongings and a few pounds that are gonna last me a few days for food.

I also would perhaps like to have some extra money for recreational stuff, but this money will be primarily for food, shelter, and to be for any other needs (and back-up in case of emergencies).

I would be eternally grateful for any donations.. Any amount would be genuinely appreciated and you would be my saviour basically if you donated just a bit of money to me to be honest. But I am absolutely not going to judge people if they don’t donate to me.

I would appreciate it if, even if you don’t donate to me, you would at least share this? You don’t have to do that either btw, of course.

Thanks a lot for reading this, and for any sharing/donations.

Here’s my link for donating: paypal.me/froya

Thanks.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you've already talked about it but do you know the typical schedule a skater would have during a competition? (getting to the hotel, going to the rink, when they eat, when do they go to the gym vs the rink, and how turns at the rink/ running thru their program is timed)

I don’t know all of these details, but for a sense of how competitions are scheduled, you can take a look at the 2017 4CC schedule. It shows pretty much everything that goes on at the competition, on and off the ice. Solid colored blocks are practice sessions; competition times are white with colored borders. There are usually 1-2 days of official practice before the competition starts; practice for 4CC starts on Tuesday and the competition starts on Thursday. For large competitions like the ISU Championships, there are usually 2 rinks in use, the main rink (where the competition takes place) and the practice rink. You can see on the schedule how skaters get a turn in both the main and practice rinks. For smaller competitions like GPs, there’s usually only one rink.

Skaters usually arrive at the competition the day before official practice starts (many skaters already arrived in Gangneung today for 4CC). Skaters, coaches, officials etc. stay at one or more official hotels provided by the competition organizers; the official hotel is usually listed in the competition’s ISU announcement. Transportation is provided from the hotel(s) to the rink(s), and usually from the airport(s) to the hotel(s) as well. Some rinks might have gym facilities available for the skaters, some might not.

As for practices, skaters are grouped differently before and after the draws for starting orders. Draws usually take place the day before the competition. For the initial practices, when the starting order hasn’t been set yet, skaters are grouped by country. Each group has 5-6 skaters for singles or 3-4 teams for pairs/dance. During practice, they are all on the ice at the same time. You can see 4CC’s practice groups and music rotation here. It shows which group each skater is in for each practice, and the order they go in within each group. Skaters can tell the person in charge of playing music whether they are going to do their SP or FS; for initial practices, they can do either. Each practice group starts out with a few minutes of warmup time before the first skater’s music plays. While a skater’s music plays and they do their program runthrough, the other skaters in their group are still on the ice and do their own thing. (Common courtesy is to stay out of the way of the skater whose music is playing.) After all the skaters’ music has played, they have some more “free” time to practice whatever before their session ends. If a skater doesn’t show up for practice (it’s not mandatory), their music still plays to fill up the gap.

I think that’s all you asked, but a few more tidbits about competitions: Skaters don’t always arrive at the rink at the same time for competitions. Especially for large events with several groups, skaters who are competing later usually arrive on their own a bit before their group goes on. Also, a lot of skaters sit in the stands to watch the rest of the competition after their own events are done. And many larger competitions have a banquet at the hotel after the exhibition where all the skaters, officials, etc. can relax.

I Want To Ride My Bicycle...

Okay seriously though, can you imagine HBIC!Shaw dashing off to save the day on a freaking bike that they stole from some randomer? And having to stop on the way to adjust the saddle height cause she’s a shortarse and she’s having trouble reaching the pedals?

I mean this is Shaw, so there’s a fair chance that between NY and Jersey she traded up the bike for a car, then traded the car for a tank, and probably arrived at the Decima compound on, like, a fire-breathing T-Rex with a Unicorn in tow, but what if she didn’t? Can you imagine Root’s face when they’re making their escape and she’s left her truck behind, so she’s expecting Shaw to provide the transport - maybe a nice sexy Porsche, or an old-school muscle car - but nope, there’s just that little bike leaning up against the fence Shaw crawled under. And then Root hops on the crossbar and Shaw wraps her arms around her to reach the handlebars and off they go… the world’s greatest hope just pedalling away.

These idiots are killing me.

Shit. I’m so glad KJ is ok. The whole situation sounds terrifying. I agree with Cole, they should be provided with transportation after such long days on such little sleep. Thank god nobody got seriously hurt!

anonymous asked:

Can you rec some stories that are little known or maybe you think deserve more kudos or something. I've read all the well known stuff. I want to get to the ones people don't always read or appreciate.

It is frustrating when you see the same stories rec’d over and over, isn’t it?  I totally get that.   There are so many great fics out there that get overlooked.  I will list a few suggestions here, but if anyone has one they love that needs more attention, please feel free to add it in the comments.

1) voglio sentirti by lackluster_lexicon.   Steve returns to Stark Tower ten months after leaving Tony in Siberia.  

I don’t know why this only has just over a hundred kudos, because it is outstanding.  Haunting and beautiful and all the right kinds of how messed up they are post-CACW.

2)  The Captain and his Courtesan by winterstar.  A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

This was one of the first long fics I read that really pulled me in the way a book does.  Great world-building and plot and awesome characterizations of everyone.

3) A Cabin in the Woods by nightwalker.   It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, a chance for them to spend some time as a couple and work out some of the kinks in their relationship. That was before everything got weird.

This was an incredibly cool, disturbingly weird and extremely atmospheric fic.  One of the few that I would say really stayed with me after reading in a sort of good kind of uncomfortable way.  

Season 3 Episode Guide:

  • 301. Being Better Is So Much Harder /  June 09 - 8:00 PM

In the aftermath of the explosion, the Raza crew fights to survive. Help comes from a surprising source.

  • 302. It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This /  June 09 - 9:00 PM

It’s friend vs. friend as the Raza works to recover a deadly drive. Five’s past also isn’t what you think.

  • 303. Welcome To The Revolution /  June 16 - 9:00 PM

The crew tries to broker peace for a rebellion, but they won’t go out the way they came in.

  • 304. All The Time In the World / June 23 - 9:00 PM

Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Three has been trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day.

  • 305. Give It Up, Princess / June 30 - 9:00 PM

The crew must rescue kidnapped royalty to retrieve a file which could halt intergalactic war. 

  • 306. One Last Card To Play / July 7 - 9:00 PM

Raza vs Raza. When other dimensional alternates of the crew steal weapons, the real crew must get them back. 

  • 307. Wish I Could Believe You /  July 14 - 9:00 PM

An injured crew member is haunted by the past, unaware of the dangers that are lurking in the present.  A familiar face returns as one of the Raza crew learns a game changing bombshell about their past.

  • 308. Hot Chocolate / July 21 - 9:00 PM

While providing safe transport for some allies, the Raza comes under attack from within.   

  • 309. Isn’t That A Paradox? / July 28 - 9:00 PM

When the Blink Drive self activates during a diagnostic, the Raza and its crew are transported through space and time. 

  • 310. Built, Not Born / August 4 - 9:00 PM

A distress call from the Android’s friend, Victor, leads to answers about Two’s past. 

  • 311. The Dwarf Star Conspiracy / August 11 - 9:00 PM

One of the Android’s newly discovered memories leads the crew to a suspicious Dwarf Star facility on Nova 17. 

  • 312. My Final Gift To You

Ryo takes a hostage to trade for the Blink Drive, but his former crew are not his only opponents. 

  • 313. Nowhere To Go

The Raza’s crew attempt to unite Ferrous’ enemies and put an end to the corporate war before the new fleet can be used. 

Steve/Tony Fic Recs - Personal Favorites

(because the relationship between captain america and iron man stretches across the multiverse, because the fandom has some of the absolute most talented writers out there, and because i’m so proud to be part of the superhusbands community, here are a list of my personal favorite stony fics. ^u^)

**updated 5.16.2016

The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation by scifigrl47 [M, 85k]

When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father’s creation, and became a creating force in his own right.

That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.

All the Time in the World (Will Never Be Enough) by Crematosis [M, 26k]

The first time Steve is sent into the timestream to save Tony, the mission is a complete disaster. Tony isn’t an easy person to protect. But Steve is up for the challenge.

Because sometimes, even time-traveling, badass supersoldiers need saving.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, can you explain why you don't like the idea of turkey supporting Palestine? I thought their PM was decent.. (I genuinely would like to know to understand the situation I'm not trying to be rude or judgmental about your stance)

I’m not a huge fan of Turkey for what it has done/has been doing to the Kurds, Armenians, and Assyrians, and what they’re doing in Syria. Because Turkey claims it supports us, doesn’t mean I’m going to turn a blind eye for their wrongdoings. 

But anyways, Turkey and Erdogan haven’t really done much for us, all what have been done was use our suffering and cause to bolster its image throughout the Islamic world as the ‘custodian/leader of the Muslim world’ if Turkey really cared it would of at least severed economic ties with Israel (like those energy deals Erdogan has been signing left and right with Israel) 

Plus Turkey has done atrocious acts during its Ottoman times in Palestine, for example, they struck a deal with the Empire of Brazil to emigrate Palestinian and Lebanese Christians to Brazil/Latin America in the 19th century, the deal was to ease immigration to Latin America (by providing transportation) and increase discrimination against them in Palestine and Lebanon so they would leave. This is why we have a huge Palestinian population in Chile (5% of the Chilean population is Palestinian) 

And they worked on to ‘Turkish-ify’ the region and erasing the identity of the region, for example many Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese families have been given Turkish surnames as part of their attempts to ‘Turkish-ify’ the region.