week of the eagle

So it’s spirit week at school, aka homecoming week, and for those of you non-’mericans, basically everyday there’s a different theme that you have to dress to accordingly. Today was alphabet day, meaning you had to dress up as something that began either with the first or last letter of your name. So if your name is Anna, you could be an Angel. If your last name is Johnson, you could be a jellybean or whatever floats your booty. This one guy whose name is Payton went as patriotic and

this is literally what being American means

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SHIRATORIZAWA WEEK DAY 1 !!
[ Training Camp / Team Bonding ]

Tendou is really passionate about how Goshiki looks 24/7

feat. headcanon that oikawa once gave ushi the dumbest pajamas he could ever think for him. Ushijima wears it unironically.

I was going to do something smaller but i got carried away;;;

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爪利如鋒眼似鈴,
平原捉兔稱高情。
無端竄向青雲外,
不得君王臂上擎。

Claws sharp as blades
Eyes acute as tinkling bells,
Hunted rabbits over the plain received high praise
For no reason
Soared into serene clouds,
I must not again be held on the emperor’s shoulder.

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The Eagle Away From the Oversleeve (鷹離鞲) by Xue Tao (薛涛). 

Among the most famous poets of the Tang dynasty, Xue Tao was the daughter of a government official in Chang’an, the capital of the Tang dynasty. Registered as a young woman with a guild of courtesans and entertainers, Xue Tao was able to obtain a literary education, spurring her career as a poet. Attracting the attention of royal officials, Xue Tao was made the official hostess of military officer Wei Gao (韋皋). Through her service, Xue Tao became lifelong friends with politician and poet Yuan Zhen (元稹).

Xue Tao’s poems were available in The Brocade River Collection, and about a hundred of her poems have survived to the present day, making her the most prolific female poet of the Tang dynasty. Her poems range in subject material, tone, and style, offering a description of the diversity of her thought and experience with traditional Chinese poetry.

an-amethyst-moon  asked:

Hi!! uuummm so its my birthday tomorrow :D and im dying to know.. how would the game's characters celebrate the MC's birthday with them??

Asra would take them on a long journey without telling them where they were going (but would keep them entertained with riddles) to a scenic oasis, where he would pretend to drown so MC has to dive into the water and at the bottom is a magic flute that can summon a swarm of bees (their favorite!)

Nadia would throw a tastefully brief festival in their honor. MC would be lavished with pampering (by professional pamperers) from dawn to dusk and when the clock struck midnight, they would be presented with seven bejeweled eagles (one for every day of the week)

Julian would meet them for dinner in a shady tavern, bring them heaping plates of food and offer unsolicited advice for the coming year. About halfway through the meal he would have to scramble out the back door because law enforcement arrived on the scene but he’d put it an order in the kitchen to bring them something for dessert

Lucio would declare the day a holiday and call it Day of the Beloved One of Lucio. They would have to sit uncomfortably still while a master artiste painted their portrait and a mile-long line of peasants laid gifts at their feet. 

Muriel doesn’t celebrate birthdays because time is a human construct

Portia would throw a big loud party with a barbecue   :D

Happy almost birthday!

2017 BAFTA Awards - WINNERS

Best Film
Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land - WINNER
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

Director
Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
La La Land, Damien Chazelle - WINNER
Manchester By The Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford

Leading Actor
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea  - WINNER
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Leading Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl On The Train
Emma Stone, La La Land - WINNER
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Supporting Actor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Dev Patel, Lion - WINNER
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Supporting Actress
Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Viola Davis, Fences - WINNER

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Preliminary sketch poses of a wetlander custom Aequis for @rosedelsol! I realized the first two I came up with were too similar, so I threw in a third. 

Hoping to find some time to make real progress on all of these and the eagle illustrations these next few weeks, fingers crossed?

Black History Month: NCAA Gymnasts

February 17th- Khazia Hislop (North Carolina)

Khazia Hislop (born June 30th 1998) is a former senior international gymnast who competed for Trinidad and Tobago while training at Brestyan’s Gymnastics in the United States. She is currently a freshman at the University of North Carolina, majoring in sports administration. 

Pre-collegiate Achievements:

  • Former Trinidad and Tobago National Team Member
  • 2013, 2014 and 2016 JO US National Team Member
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Qualifier (unfortunately did not compete due to injury)

Collegiate Bests:

  • Vault: N/A
  • Bars: N/A
  • Beam: 9.900
  • Floor: 9.925

Collegiate Achievements (to date):

  • Three-time EAGL Freshman of the Week so far in the 2017 NCAA season
  • Has scored above 9.8 in 8 of 10 collegiate routines
  • Won her first event title of her career against Pittsburgh with a 9.900 on beam
Finders Keepers

Originally posted by grungedaddykinks

Pairing: Negan x Reader
Word count: 928
Warnings: Smut, swearing, unprotected sex (wrap it up), oral
Prompt: Famished/ “Look what I found!”
A/N: I had writer’s block when it came to smut. Thanks to a good friend on Twitter…that’s long gone ;)

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Laying on the floor, you were spread eagle. “You’ve been pacing for like half an hour. Quit it.” You groaned, not even opening your eyes. The sound of his boots were echoing in the small room, driving you insane.

“Because laying on the floor is doin’ so fuckin’ much?” He asked, glancing down at you.

“You’re using more energy, and you’re gonna get hungry quicker.” You shrugged. “Relax. If you know how.” By the look that you were giving him, he could tell that was a challenge. Not to be the one to back down, he sat down, back against a wall. “Let’s see how long you can last.” You smirked, rolling to your side, propping yourself up on an elbow.

He smirked right back. “Oh, I can fuckin’ last, sweetheart.” His voice was low, and dripping with lust.

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Come on, self, get a move on!

Okay, all things considered, I’m not doing too badly. Just wish I was faster, but I keep too many things on my plate at any given time and that’s just to be expected. Eh!

Hoping to get those wing coverts sorted out by the end of my weekend, and ideally get the eagle to a rough polish stage by next week. Fingers crossed!

Imagine sitting and doing your work at your laptop, when you hear a faint sigh. You look over the top of your screen to see your boyfriend Taron lazily playing with his hair and staring off into the distance. He glanced over at you, and let his hand fall into his lap.

“When are you going to finish?” he whined, his Welsh accent thickening with each word.

“Oh for god sake fine!” you replied, shutting your laptop and moving to be sat next to him.

“Yes!” he cried, slinging his arm around your shoulder and pressing play.

As the titles rolled you soon realised what film you were watching.

“Really Taron? Wolverine again?”

“What can I say? After working with Hugh, I think I’ve fell a little bit in love with him” he said, resulting in a swift hit to the chest from you. “Of course though darling, you’re the only real love of my life,” he added, kissing you softly on the forehead as you snuggled into him to watch the film for at least the fifteenth time that week.