trying to be a nature documentary

Boredom

Pairing: Klaus x Reader

Warnings: Full of fluff

Description: You get bored sitting around the house and try to stay entertained by bothering Klaus. 

Originally posted by salvatore2-mikaelson7

You groaned obnoxiously as you plopped yourself down on the couch next to Klaus. He had been watching TV all day and you were running out of things to do. 

He turned his head to look at you, raising his brow.

“You alright love?” he asked with a little smirk. He knew exactly why you were annoyed but he thought the way you acted was adorable. 

You huffed and blew your hair out of your face.

“What are you even watching?” you questioned.

“It’s a very informative documentary on the nature of bees. Very educational. You should watch it.”

If looks could kill you were sure Klaus would be desiccating on the couch right now.

“Klaus!” you whined. 

“Yes Y/N?” Klaus chuckled. 

“I’m bored out of my freaking mind. I left all my friends behind in Mystic Falls, Elijah and Rebekah are busy doing their own things, and my boyfriend who is supposed to be keeping me entertained is sitting on his ass watching a freaking documentary about bees!” 

Klaus continued to ignore you; his blue-green eyes concentrated on the TV screen. Your eyes followed to where his were, deciding maybe you could find some entertainment from watching what he was. You quickly realized you were wrong.

“Oh god Klaus they’re mating!” you revolted. 

“It’s natural Y/N. How else are they supposed to-” 

You quickly cut him off. 

“I’m well aware that it’s natural but I don’t really want to see an up-close view of bees making babies.” You reached over Klaus and grabbed the remote from the arm rest of the couch. You turned off the TV, jumping up in an attempt to keep the remote away from him. You squealed as he got up and began to chase after you. 

“I’m faster than you Y/N,” he yelled from behind you. 

You raced up the stairs to your shared bedroom and shut the door. Smiling, you turned around thinking you had won. 

“You really thought I wouldn’t be able to catch up love?” you a heard a voice from the side of the room. Quickly turning your head, you saw Klaus leaning against the wall with a smirk. 

You rolled your eyes, “I tried okay.” 

“You did. Technically u also won since the TV remote is still in your hand.” 

Looking down you realized he was right. Before you could smile and enjoy your small victory, you felt a blast of wind lift you off your feet. 

“Klaus!” you screamed as he threw you over his shoulder, “Can you put me down please?”

He didn’t answer you, instead he carried you out of the bedroom to his painting room. He gently set you back down on your feet. 

“Are we going to paint?” you asked him excitedly. Klaus usually liked to be alone when he was painting, so whenever he asked you to join him you took every opportunity. 

“Of course. I can’t let my girlfriend die from boredom can I?” 

“No you cannot,” you chirped, grabbing some paint brushes from a jar and setting an easel up for yourself. Klaus did the same right next to you. You watched carefully, studying how he began to outline what looked like a tree. You pick up a brush and dipped in a light pink paint can. You began tracing a few flower petals, but you quickly frowned realizing how uneven they were. Your focus went back to Klaus. His arms steady as he traced out every branch carefully, his face completely focused. Looking back at your sad attempt at a flower, you decided to ask him for help. 

“Klaus.”

“Hm?” he hummed in response.

“Can you teach me how to draw a flower?”

“Sure love,” he said halfheartedly, “When I’m finished with this.”

Sighing. you set your paint brush down, boredom once again washing over you quickly. You looked down at the cans of paint in front of you. Smirking to your self, you picked up a brush again and dipped it inside. You turned to face Klaus quietly and counted down in your head. 

“3..2..1″ 

You launched your arm forwards, sprinkling pink paint all over the side of Klaus’ face. 

He froze and turned to look at you.

You burst out laughing at how ridiculous he looked.

“Why?” he growled. 

“I was bored,” you continued laughing.

Before you could apologize, Klaus flashed before you, and the next thing you knew a can of blue paint was being dumped on top of your head. 

You screamed, jumping up from your seat. 

“That’s not fair!” 

“Why not love?” he smirked. 

You grabbed the can with the remaining pink paint, throwing it at Klaus. You didn’t stay to see the results of that, racing to get out of the room. Klaus zoomed in front of you with another can of paint in his hand. 

“No!” you backed away, “We are even now. Don’t.”

You knew he wouldn’t listen, resulting in you being completely covered in paint. 

“Are you still bored love?”

Wiping paint from your face, you glared at Klaus. 

“Do you know how long this is going to take to wash out of my hair?” 

“Well I guess we better get started on that,” he laughed pulling you into a kiss.

You pushed him away after a few seconds. 

“All I taste is paint,”  you grumbled. 

“Come on love, let’s get cleaned up. And then we can spend the rest of the night cleaning up this room. No reason for you to be bored anymore,” Klaus smiled. 

“This is gonna be a long night.”

cute factventure things

-Rick is the larger of the two but he loves being the little spoon when they cuddle
-Craig and Rick both sharing an interest about history/nature and they constantly get excited about it together
-The two falling asleep in each other’s arms while watching documentaries
-Rick being one of the few people who can make a serious nerd like Craig smile and laugh
-Rick being extremely sweet and affectionate to Craig which makes him more affectionate too
-Craig having the biggest but toughest dork around to protect him
-Both of them being unafraid to show emotion around each other so they’re free to be themselves
-Rick encouraging Craig to not be so shelled into himself and to try new things
-Both of them become better people because of each other
-They’re both each other’s everything

(feel free to add more!)

5

“Virunga” is such a powerful documentary that shows the hidden side of conflict in the Congo as SOCO try to illegally take over natural parks such as Virunga in order to mine and dig for oil. 

The documentary shows the life of those at the park who will not stand for their primate friends being destroyed for greed, and are willing to be killed too if it means they can try and save the animals.

For anyone who has spent any length of time with me, you probably know how much I not only love the ocean, but especially, love sharks. You’ve probably heard me try to convince you that sharks aren’t dangerous, and that if anything, they need to be loved, they need to be protected, and we as a human collective need to demystify the terror that people associate with sharks (and the ocean as a whole).

While I’ve always had an interest in the ocean, it wasn’t until I picked up a documentary at the library called Sharkwater that my focus in that regard found real purpose. Sharkwater (of which you can watch on YouTube) opened my eyes to the true nature of sharks, their great importance as keystone species in marine waters, and their catastrophic exploitation for their fins. This documentary, and the man behind it, propelled me into an eternal love for these great marine creatures and pushed me to do whatever I could to learn about them and help others learn about them as they truly are, not what Jaws told the world they are.

And now I come with an incredibly heavy heart to announce that one of my greatest mentors and role models, Rob Stewart, has passed away. He was only 37. His heart and his passion for making the world a better place shone brighter than the sun. He body was found by the Coast Guard at a depth of about 220 ft. He was diving with friends on the 31st of January in the Florida Keys, but as they came back to the boat, he went under again. He was filming the sequel to Sharkwater at the time of his death.

It warms my heart that everyone who could help was helping look to find him. The US Coast Guard, US Navy, Sea Shepherd, Florida wildlife conservations, Florida police, and volunteers all deployed as many search and rescue boats and people as they could to find him. The search efforts garnered attention from thousands of people, which is a testament to the great character and heart of this man. Unfortunately, his spirit passed before they could find him.

It’s hard to write about how deeply profound of an effect this man and his work had and has on my life. I don’t think I can adequately express the influence he’s had on me, so instead of trying to tell you, I will continue to do all that I can to share his love and dedication to the oceans and especially to sharks with the world throughout my life. I will not let his life’s work pass silently. I will do my part to continue educating others about oceanic conservation and shark conservation.

Rest In Peace, my mentor and role model. May your spirt pass peacefully and your legacy resound always.

Movie night with the team? (NCIS and CM for preferences)
Requested by awkward-wayward-daughter~


NCIS team:

  • Tony will pick the movie. Everyone will have to deal with his choice.
  • Bishop has the snacks covered
  • Tony and McGee will probably talk a lot over the movie / You and Bishop would probably get bored and try to talk, and Tony would shush you
  • Gibbs would quiet everybody down no matter what, though
  • Hot chocolate if it’s winter, cold beer if it’s warmer outside
  • Popcorn throwing and probably one or more spilled drinks
  • It’ll probably turn into an all-out sleepover, not just a movie night

Criminal Minds team:

  • Nobody lets Reid bring the movie because he’ll bring a documentary or something of that nature.
  • Movie night will be held at Rossi’s due to his awesome flat-screen and surround sound
  • Penelope will bring cute little homemade snacks, but Morgan will probably also bring like 5 pizzas and Penelope will get mad
  • Hotch or JJ will end up bringing the movies. They’re the only ones who won’t be biased on which one the team will watch
  • Prentiss will most likely comment on all the things wrong or stupid in the movie
22 Horror Movies for Snow Days *all available on Netflix right freakin' now!*

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  1. American Mary

A promising surgical student drops out of school after a traumatic event and gets caught up in a black market for extreme body modification. Expect wit and gore but not jump scares. This is one of my personal favorites. Watch the trailer here.

 

2) The Taking of Deborah Logan

Do you like occult films but feel like you’ve seen everything the subgenre has to offer? Try The Taking of Deborah Logan. The film follows a group of students making a thesis documentary about Alzheimer’s. Naturally, things take a dark turn and we find that nothing is as it seems. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

3) The Damned

How do you destroy an entity that can’t be destroyed? Watch the trailer here.

 

4) Stitches

If you’re more into laughs and camp, you might like Stitches. In this slasher horror-comedy, a crude, sloppy clown comes back from the dead to exact revenge on the people who killed him during a freak accident at a children’s party. Watch the trailer here.

 

5) Cabin in the Woods

A group of friends goes on vacation to a cabin in the woods… AGAIN. Same old slasher movie you’ve seen a million times before? Uh, not quite. Find out who’s behind the scenes making this trip a complete nightmare. Nothing is what it seems at this cabin… and nothing is a coincidence. Another one of my personal favorites- a movie specifically for horror fans who like to poke fun at horror archetypes. Watch the trailer here.

 

6) Scream

A masked killer stalks and kills the high schoolers of a small town. A group of friends realizes that in order to survive they must follow the rules of typical horror movies.  It might sound generic, but it’s very self-aware and witty. If there is ever a chance for me to recommend Scream, I will. This is one of my favorites of all time (yeah, seriously!) Watch the trailer here.

 

7) Oculus

A young woman seeks to exonerate her brother after he is released from a mental rehabilitation center, where he had been kept since childhood for allegedly murdering his father. What does she attempt to prove? That a mirror was responsible for the strange events and murders that took place in the homes of its owners, including their own. It’s really great but be warned the it has a non-linear narrative film structure, meaning scenes jump back and forth between present day and flashbacks. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

8) You’re Next

Another film that takes the slasher genre and turns it on its head. A well-to-do family comes together for a weekend to celebrate the mother’s and father’s anniversary. What’s supposed to be a fun celebration turns into a nightmare when the family realizes they are being hunted down. Find out why when you check out this unique, surprisingly funny, gory slasher. This made my Best of 2013 list with a tie for first place. Watch the trailer here.

 

9) The House of the Devil

A babysitter realizes her clients have a strange, dark secret. This is a slow-paced film with a 70s or 80s look. Not everyone will be into that, but it’s really good if you make it through the slow parts. Watch the trailer here.

 

10) Contracted

A young woman contracts an STD… or so she thinks. Watch the trailer here.

 

11) The Innkeepers

During a hotel’s final days of being open, two employees seek to reveal its haunted past. Along the way, they experience some strange, creepy events. This film is made by Ti West, the same person who made The House of the Devil. It’s also slow-paced, but it’s good if you make it through the slow parts. This movie is pretty funny, so it makes the slow parts more bearable. Watch the trailer here.

 

12) All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

A group of high school friends invites the nerd-turned-hottie to a weekend getaway at a summer house. Of course, things go wrong and people end up dead but nothing is as it seems. Watch the trailer here.

 

13) Witching and Bitching

A group of thieves are trapped in a town full of witches by a coven. This film is hilarious, witty, and tons of fun. It’s in Spanish, but don’t let subtitles scare you away from great movies! This movie made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

14) Dumplings

Women seeking a more youthful look turn to a rather unsavory remedy to do the trick. This movie is foreign, so there will be subtitles. It will creep you out and it will gross you out. Watch the trailer here.

 

15) We Are What We Are

This slow-paced, gothic-style film follows a family preparing for a secret ritual. The last 5 minutes are worth the build-up. Watch the trailer here.

 

16) Proxy

If you’re looking for a more cerebral type of movie, give Proxy a try. Essentially, the film follows three parents who have lost children. It’s gory, unique, and definitely keeps you guessing. You’ll think you have it all figured out, but you’ll probably be wrong. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

17) The Snowtown Murders

Based on a true story, a teenager falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his group of neighborhood watchmen who use murder and torture as a means of protecting their neighborhood. It’s pretty graphic and violent, so it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Snowtown really is worth the watch. Watch the trailer here.

 

18) Devil

After The Village and The Happening, did you lose all faith in M. Night Shyamalan? Sit down and watch Devil, a murder mystery that takes place almost completely in a stuck elevator. It’s creepy and fast-paced. Watch the trailer here.

 

19) Alyce Kills

Alyce accidentally (“accidentally?”) kills her friend and subsequently delves into a world of sex, drugs, and murder. It’s cerebral, it’s badass. Watch the trailer here.

20) Kill List

A former hitman takes on a new job with a promise of a big payoff. It seems like a normal job at first, but things get darker and darker. It builds up suspense, so there aren’t really many jump scares. Watch the trailer here.

21) The Conspiracy

Friends making a documentary about conspiracy theories decide to infiltrate the ritualistic gathering of a secret society. Watch the trailer here

22) The Haunting

This haunted house-themed remake is only on this list because it’s the first horror movie I ever saw in a theater and because I didn’t want to end the list at 21. I have a soft spot in my heart for it. Watch the trailer here.

Don't want to pay bills? Okay, well I'll restrict your...

Back story is that I recently split from my ex but wound up paying all the bills still for the time being. I’ve been trying to be as amicable as possible about the whole thing but he’s not bene very appreciatative of my efforts. So i amended the netflix account (which I pay for). I got a text last night whiile I was asleep:

‘Uh…Phoolf I wanted to watch some documentaries on Netflix but it’s changed my profile to under 12 years only and I can’t even watch nature shows’

I didn’t get this til I woke up and had extra texts:

'Phoolf…. please change it back. I can’t sleep and want to watch stuff’

And not a single care was given. He can get his own Netflix. Then he can sort out his own profile. Petty, but very satsfying knowing all he had available was disney movies.

anonymous asked:

I feel like screaming at my TV right now. I'm trying to watch a nature documentary but the closed caption system is really awful. I might get a handful of sentences, then some garbled sentences that sometimes make sense, but mostly it looks like keysmashing or just hangs entirely. This could be SO much more helpful if it actually worked :(

OH my gosh the worst thing ever is when the captions don’t -quite- line up with the dialog but is close… Like, MAYBE a second off. Like what is the fucking point of captions if they don’t work?!? And if they are there I have to read them. I can’t just ignore them and it is so disorienting.

I’m sure @paxardens and @cassandrasimplex have more to say on the subject since they have the auditory processing disorder, and I have the tactile.

anonymous asked:

Wait but u talk about wanting to see a dragon in media be treated with three dimensions but like... yea it is easier for humans to take a dragon that doesnt eat them. Otherwise they WILL want to fight them. So they dont die. I might be misreading the post tho too

Likely my explanation is inadequate.

Perhaps the best example is to found watching a nature documentary about Africa. Water is often scarce. The entire population is forced to share a single water source.

No one scatters when the lions come, because everyone knows that if the lions are out in the open, they’re not hunting. They just want water like everyone else. If they see a lion stalking, they go the other way, but they know that most of the time if you can see the lions, they’re not hunting. They keep a respectful distance and try not to piss them off, but they don’t run away, and they don’t get it into their head that they should attack.

Even the elephant, knows that at some point the lion might try to attack their young, and if it happens they’ll respond accordingly, but they don’t attack the lion and keep them from the water because of something they might do in the future, or even what they’ve done in the past. They know it’s just part of the order of things.

Every once in a while, a crocodile takes someone, but the rest just go back to drinking, because they know the crocodile isn’t hungry anymore so there’s no point worrying about it after the fact. They’re just glad it wasn’t them. They’ll keep coming back anyway, because it’s that or die of thirst.

It’s just the order of things. Everyone dies, and everyone kills.

To apply the concept to the dragon; understand that the dragon has to eat, and that means someone has to be food. Humans are the only ones who think they deserve to live more than anyone else. No one else feels that way, and no one else agrees about humans. The dragon makes no distinction between the deer and the human. Sure, humans can talk, but that’s not special. Lots of animals have complex language. 

Every individual has a right to defend themselves. If a dragon is raiding your village over and over and your people are starving, you are totally justified in doing something about it. Understand that doesn’t mean the dragon is evil. It just means you’re getting the bad end of a predator/prey relationship and you have the rare ability to fight instead of running.

The wise dragon, therefore, doesn’t threaten an entire village. They might pick off a travel here and there. They might steal a cow, but not so often as to threaten anyone else with starvation. Because that’s sustainable hunting.

Then, it seems to me the wise course on the part of the humans is accept that the dragon has to hunt, try not to be the one being hunted, and maybe even see if it’s possible to make friends and benefit from having a neighbor who’s had centuries to amass knowledge and experience.

I once made an alliance with a kingdom. For a time I actually lived in the king’s castle. I joined the royal court and offered the benefit of centuries of knowledge, provided a measure of protection, and a little magic. 

In return I got a little food, and the understanding that I was still a predator and they were expected to be okay with that. It was fairly rare that I harmed humans, but it happened. If someone was a threat to myself or the kingdom, or was overly offensive toward me, they were food. Waste not want not. My judgment in that wasn’t questioned, because they decided my perspective was more broad, and that my skills were useful enough to be worth letting it go.

It took one clever king with the long term thinking to realize what a useful ally a dragon would be, and then I was simply part of the culture and everyone else learned he was right.

For a much longer period of time, I lived in relative isolation and any creature that happened to be in my territory was potential prey. People visited me for advice and the fact that I taught some people witchcraft. The possibility that I might decide I didn’t feel like hunting that day was an acceptable risk. Among my petitioners, I only ate the rude, so it was a small risk.

unearthinghope  asked:

i was hoping if you could give me some advice, you seem like a very productive person, my problem is i do nothing all day, i have classes twice a week, two courses that i hate so i skip my classes, i sometimes work on my essays, but mostly i do nothing except mindlessly scroll through tumblr, as a result i am very sad that i have nothing to do all day and my life has become meaningless, maybe in the summer i can take courses i like but meanwhile life is so boring, do you have any advice for me?

i am only productive about the things that matter to me. which is in this case everything in publishing and my blog.

you need to find out what you’re passionate about. that’s not something I can help you with. try out things. find your niche. and then get obsessed with it like I did. maybe its writing. maybe painting. maybe nature documentaries. who knows. live a little and try things out of your comfort zone out.

and if all fails you can always take a part time job. thatll eat up lots of your time.

Well today has been a lot better than yesterday. Still a bit stressful, but I’m accomplishing things. Lol.

So ready to go home though. Trying to decide between playing ye olde dragon age or doing some art stuff. Might drag the laptop up to work and work on art tomorrow at lunch. :3

Today at lunch I watched a nature documentary on Netflix and it made me very happy and relaxed. There was a thing about sloths. I LOVE THEM.

How BTS Would Ask You Out

- Admin Mocha

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Namjoon: Namjoon would make it so casual that you probably wouldn’t know whether or not he was asking you out to go and hang as friends or as a potential lover. He would probably be really confident when strutting up to you and simply asking whether or not you wanted to accompany him to the mall or if you were willing to check out a new documentary with him, and you would agree because it seemed so lowkey and natural. During the date, Namjoon would probably try to flirt with you more.

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Suga: Suga would probably catch you completely off guard with his proposal to going on a date, and it would honestly be at a very random time as well. You two would be doing some lyric work together or you would be in line to get some lunch and he would stroll by before stopping and asking whether or not you were free at the moment to go and check out some of his recently made music. You would probably just drop whatever you were doing because you did like Suga and you wanted to see him, and it would be a pretty personal experience which would draw the two of you closer.

Originally posted by eatjin

Jin: Jin wouldn’t directly ask you out, I think that he would want you both to meet on mutual terms and he would instead ask your group to friends to go bowling with the BTS members or to see a movie. Then, while everyone else is distracted,  he would have the opportunity to  talk to you alone but also in a setting where the two of you are comfortable and having a good time. There, after getting to know you a little bit more, Jin would ask whether or not you wanted to meet up for coffee sometime and things would progress from there.

Originally posted by taekookie-bts

J-Hope: J-Hope would have to really get to like you to ask you out on a date because he’s someone who takes that stuff really seriously, however he would have the whole thing planned out and you would probably never know how smooth he really was until the two of you were in a close relationship. He would invite you to an amusement park, insisting that the other members were going to go as well, however he would never tell them and come up with the excuse that they were all busy with a schedule which would leave you guys the entire day together alone.

Originally posted by suga-com

Jimin: Jimin would be really shy and sweet when he was asking you out, and he would also be pretty soft-spoken because his sentimental side was coming out just for you and he wasn’t used to that. He would probably look down a lot and smile to himself as you giggled and encouraged him to speak up, and once he gathered himself together, he would very politely ask if you wanted to go and get some ice cream. He would try to sweeten the deal and impress you slightly by insisting that he would pay and that he knew where the best strawberry ice cream was.

Originally posted by hellosarang

V: It would take V a while to ask you out, because he has a very unique personality and I think he would need someone to really fit with him like a puzzle piece in order for him to fully open up to you and show his true colors. He would probably ask you once he was confident that you liked him as well, and the entire time he would be smiling and really cheesy as he confessed his feelings for you and you would both be so happy and on cloud nine that you would both just stare at each other. He would finally offer to take you ice-skating or shopping.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

Jungkook: Jungkook would probably be even more nervous than Jimin because he is young and he’s also a perfectionist, so he would want everything to go according to plan and even if he makes a small slip of the tongue, he would get really frustrated with himself. He would definitely end up stumbling over his words though and getting a little rosy-cheeked in front of you, however the fact that you ended up accepting him whole-heartedly and giving him a nice and warm hug would make him feel a lot better.

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Hey you

If you’re ever feelin down and hopeless, try watching a nature documentary of some kind. BBC Nature ones tend to be my favorites, but shop around on Netflix - there are lots.

Idk about you guys but watching some amazing and beautiful and spellbinding things that are actually happening right now all over the world kind of reminds me that everything isn’t terrible all the time.

Just a suggestion.

(Side note: please reblog with any suggestions of shows/genres you tend to gravitate towards when you’re feeling down!)

I shoot far from sensationalism. The tension in my image arises not through a confrontation with what is unknown is horrible or desirable. My pictures reflect a delayed look at our ordinariness, they form a serene view of the world that surrounded us and we often barely perceive as such. I try to find beauty where we expect it least of all.

man i always think of finding aliens as in like finding another intelligent species but what if we just find a planet filled with fucking dinosaurs omg

the winged messenger gemini streaks across the sky in dizzying and chameleon flight. behind her she leaves a trail of bouncing yellow residue and words falling from the stars. the gemini’s famous inquisitive nature latches onto new interests and becomes bored just as quickly. the mind constantly searches for novelty in its environment. it needs to be kept adequately stimulated by sensual massages with books, documentaries, news, and conversation. the gemini can be quite an abstract curiosity. it’s truly spectacular to watch in action. their words hang on the air long after the individual has vanished. it’s always a game trying to guess what gemini personality will make an appearance on that day