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percy being a brother headcanons

 

·      Percy has considered himself a brother for about four or so years before his little sister came along (he does have Tyson)

·      but this little girl is something entirely different

·      for one, he never had to change Tyson’s diapers.

·      (his mom made sure he helped out while he was still at home, in all ways)

·      plus, he’s reminded constantly, Tyson is basically invincible, while this little human being is decidedly not.

·      in fact, she’s extremely fragile, and Percy is afraid to hold her for a long time

·      he’s never be the most graceful of people (except in fighting) and is sure that if he holds her while standing, he’ll drop her.

·      but he pretends to be open to holding her for his mom, usually sitting right down once she’s in his arms

·      until his mom decides that she and Paul need a vacation and surely her nearly legal adult of a son can take care of her for a night

·      (Sally is of course just doing this so Percy is extra careful with protection around Annabeth, she doesn’t want to be a grandmother just yet)

·      the minute sally leaves, Percy calls Annabeth.

·      it’s only the despair in her voice that makes her lie to the boarding school and say her dad is here for a weekend

·      (she knows how to fake her dad’s voice pretty well)

·      and she arrives to find Percy holding a crying baby on the couch with a terrified expression.

·      “i think i need to stand up,” he says in a terrified voice and Annabeth just laughs because this is her boyfriend the guy that’s saved the world twice

·      she quickly scoops up his little sister and gets her a new bottle and changes her diaper

·      and Percy’s like shocked, because he can’t comprehend how Annabeth knows how to do this

·      “I had several little brothers Percy what did you expect”

·      and then she’s makes him hold her while standing up

·      and she teaches him all the little things

·      and it doesn’t take long before they’re a fully functioning baby team

·      it’s not long before Percy is on the floor on his belly, playing with her

·      and Annabeth makes dinner

·      but despite Annabeth’s protests Percy she’s not even old enough to –

·      he makes them watch finding nemo and giggles like a little girl the entire time

·      and they do a damn perfect job

·      when his mom gets home, she finds her daughter in her crib, and two teenagers snuggled together on the couch, completely passed out

·      (she takes a picture of Percy drooling into Annabeth’s hair for future blackmail when he doesn’t want to do the dishes)

nerdkisser  asked:

would you rather take an uppercut from Tyson or a liver kick from Bas Rutten

Liver kick from bas, it would be an honor. Almost as good as an inoki slap. A Tyson uppercut would probably put me out quick too and maximum suffering is key to my #brand

kandidlyrandom  asked:

Plants, thunder, marble.

Thank you for the asks, Kim!  You’re the best.  *hugs*

plants: pick a person to stargaze with you and explain why you picked them.

Ooh…  Well, I can think of a few general directions in which to answer this.   I mean, do I choose the completely facetious route and say Tom Hiddleston because, well, he’s Tom Hiddleston and to sit stargazing with a guy that brilliantly poetic, and yes devastatingly handsome, would be hard to pass up?  Or do I choose Neil DeGrasse Tyson because he’s freaking amazing and who wouldn’t find it awesome to learn from him just sitting right there under the stars?  Or do I choose my best friend because, honestly, I think we would have a great time making up crappy constellations while having fun hanging out together, and I don’t get to see her often?  (This is how I think we would sound stargazing and “finding” constellations, “Oh - I see one!  It’s Chad the eternally annoying Frat Boy Bro!  He got so drunk at a Sigma Chi party he ended up lost and stuck in the sky!”)  Or do I choose my Dad, who I sometimes like to think of being out amongst the stars, because I miss him and I would find those hours of stargazing together precious beyond measure?  If I could, I would choose Dad, no doubt, no hesitation.  But if I had to choose a living person, I think I’d probably go with Tom Hiddleston because I am shallow and omg i would find a way to visit my bestie afterward to tell her alllllll about it.  Sorry Neil, as rad as you are, I think I’d rather listen to Tom quote me Shakespeare under the stars. 

thunder: what’s one thing you would never do for one million dollars?

Uh… Hrmm…  I don’t think I could ever seriously physically hurt or kill anyone, but that’s pretty extreme right?  Truthfully, my guess is that I would balk at doing anything that would really damage anyone else, physically or otherwise.  It’s bigger than the fear of being in prison even; it’s that those actions are just plain just wrong, and I can’t imagine doing them at all, money or no money.  As for stuff that’s really gross or just plain terrifying, but not harmful to others…  I’m not sure if I’d be able to muster the courage to do things like that, but I would seriously consider them, because a million dollars is still a million dollars.

marble: what is the most important thing to you in your life right now?

You probably know what I’m going to say on this, Kim, lol.  My dogs are the most important “thing”, though I find it weird to call them “things”. I think of them the same way I do people.  They’re the best, and I adore them.  Here they are: (The first is Buddy, my rescue vizsla, asleep on my PJ pants and next to a toy he doesn’t play with at all.  He is the best red nugget in the world.  The second is Bayzie, my rescue Chesapeake Bay Retriever, who is a totally adorable stinker!  He’s stubborn as the day is long and I don’t think I could love him more.  Neither of them will ever let me take a decent picture, but whatever, that’s small potatoes.)

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You probably know Neil deGrasse Tyson as an astrophysicist with a seemingly endless stream of science fun facts at his command. You might not be aware that he is also a great oenophile and lover of food.

Some 16 years ago, before I was a journalist and illustrator, I worked with Neil at the American Museum of Natural History. He would sometimes carry around a small canvas tote bag. As I recall, the bag would contain one of two things: either a weighty, mango-sized meteorite to show to guests of the museum, or a bottle of wine to gift to a colleague.

It was pretty symbolic of his twin passions – the heavens, and wine. (By extension, that includes cuisine.) I recently talked with NdGT about how these all collide in the kitchen.

Astrophysicist, Wine Lover, Foodie: The Neil deGrasse Tyson You Didn’t Know

Illustrations: Beth Lebwohl

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Please welcome StarTalk to DFTBA!

Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk! On StarTalk Radio, astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. StarTalk All-Stars features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed by your favorite comic co-hosts. Catch new episodes of StarTalk RadioFridays at 7pm ET and StarTalk All-Stars Tuesdays at 7pm ET. Keep Looking Up!