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“Better Hands” - Part 4 (Finale)

“Better Hands” - Part 4

( Part 1 / Part 2  / Part 3)

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Leonard “Bones” McCoy x Reader

Word Count: 1,972

Key: Y/N = Your Name, L/N = Your Last Name, H/C = Your Hair Color, E/C = Your Eye Color

Warnings: Cursing, nothing else really. Please let me know if I missed anything

Summary: After being in an abusive relationship, you have been able to turn your life around thanks to the help of the team. But when you have to go back to your ex for some of your things, some shit goes down.

Originally posted by urban-trek-thru-middle-earth

Author’s Note: So this is my first Star Trek piece and I’m super fuckin nervous about it. I’m not a huge Trekkie, but I am a fan of the newer films. Those are what I base my fics off of unless stated otherwise. But yeah, I hope you enjoy!

If you would like to be tagged in any of my future pieces (All Works, Specific Fandoms, or Specific Multi-Parts), please let me know! And as always, feedback is greatly appreciated!

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You reported to Scotty a little later than you thought, but you went to work nonetheless. Scotty was surprised to see you back so soon, but he didn’t see too much harm in it. The only injury he knew about what the one of your hand from yesterday’s accident with the knife. Even though he let you work, he wasn’t okay with giving you too much to do. He didn’t want to run the risk of you injuring yourself again while your hand was still wrapped up.

It was about halfway through the workday for you. You were in a Jefferies Tube working on a sensor. Scotty was going to help you out when he realized that he had forgotten one of his welding tools back in the workshop. You decided to just go ahead and work on it until he came back.

You were about to finish undoing the last bolt when your comm went off. You didn’t even look at who was calling, you just figured it was Scotty letting you know he was on his way back. Placing the comm in between your good shoulder and your ear, you answered while still focusing on the sensor.

“(Y/L/N) here.”

“Where the hell are you?!” Leonard wasn’t yelling, but his voice had an intensity that you hadn’t heard before. You knew he was upset. Very upset.

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The Mike Durfee State Prison is a minimum and medium security prison for men, located in Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota. The campus of the prison was once the University of South Dakota and was repurposed as a prison in 1984. The facility is named after Mike Durfee, an athlete, student and coach at the University who also served as Deputy Director of prisons in the state.

The population at MDSP is currently a little over 1200, with most inmates serving terms of 6-8 years. The prison operates several industries shops for welding, machine tool, auto body, auto mechanics and landscape/horticulture. One of the more popular programs at MDSP is the wood and metal shop, where inmates carve and construct toy cars, planes, boats and castles from scrap materials at the prison. The toys are donated to children in need in the South Dakota region.

bisexualclarkgriffin  asked:

Pandoras box!! for the voting thing :) i love your myth retellings they're always so fun

Firstly, many thank! This made me happy. 

Secondly, Pandora far and away won this week’s vote, so without further ado, here is the myth of Pandora’s ‘Box’. Disclaimer: there are no boxes in this story.

Long post ahead, so if you don’t fancy reading a poorly retold myth about a clay seductress and cheap giftwrap, you can press J to skip. Sources, analysis and historical / literary information under the Read More! 

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This story begins with a cunning plan. Well, technically it begins with the entire creation of humankind and humankind’s subsequent failureto do a goddamn thing without being nannied by their creator, Prometheus, whoends up setting some beef on fire so that he can steal fire from Zeus just so that his precious baby humans will stop being completely pointless, but that’s another myth for another day. Like, next week.

Anyway, after this embarrassing mishap, Zeus is still stewing about it months afterwards. On one of his weekly wingman jaunts with his favourite son, Hermes, he can’t stop ranting about it. He’s just muttering stuff like “no Titan makes a fool of me and gets away with it! I’ll get my revenge on that misshapen lump of betrayal, mark my words” and eventually Hermes is like “what are you going to do?” and Zeus is like “I’m going to give him a present, of course” and Hermes looks at him and says “a present” and Zeus nods and says “yes, because nothing says vengeance like cheap giftwrap” and Hermes nods slowly and says “well, what are you going to give him? How about a really beautiful bouquet of flowers, except the flowers are poison?” and Zeus is like “no, that’s not devious enough” and Hermes thinks for a moment and then he says “how about you craft him a radical wooden horse, and then when he opens it, all these men come out and they slaughter him and say stuff like ‘that’s for Zeus!’ and ‘no Titan makes a fool of Zeus and gets away with it!” and Zeus says “firstly, don’t steal my lines, those are all a man has in the world, and secondly, that still isn’t devious enough, and also I don’t even know why he would instinctively open the horse”.

Suddenly, his face lights up and he grabs Hermes by the shoulders and he’s like “son, we need a woman” and Hermes blinks and he’s like “dad, you already have loads of them, that’s your main problem” and Zeus just shrugs and says “I’d say more ‘attribute’ than ‘problem’, but anyway, you’ve totally missed my point. What I’m saying is that we are going to create a woman out of clay and then we are going to send her to Prometheus’ brother and force her to single-handedly destroy the future of humankind using her womanly wiles” and Hermes just blinks and he’s like “to be honest, I didn’t get any of that from ‘we need a woman’, but that’s a five star plan, dad, textbook vengeance” and then he fist bumps Zeus and they go to find Hephaestus, because if anyone is capable of creating a woman out of clay, it is Hephaestus.

When they get to Hephaestus’ lab, Zeus asks him “so, Hephaestus, how’s it going?” and Hephaestus puts down his welding tools and looks at Zeus and says “well, my sister-wife is probably fucking one of our other brothers as we speak, I haven’t left this cave in years because people recoil at my hideous visage, and to top it all off, I haven’t had a really interesting commission in ages, so it could be going better, to be honest” and Zeus just clasps his shoulder in a way that’s manly but carefully non-fatherly, and he’s like “firstly, I just want to say that I think I’ve done an absolutely stellar job raising all you kids, I’m so proud, and secondly, can you forge a hot naked lady?” and Hephaestus blinks and says “I’m a lonely master blacksmith, what do you think?” and Zeus grins and he’s like “excellent! Have her done in a few hours, that’s my boy” and Hermes, who’s been watching from the doorway the entire time, is just like “this family is one giant cesspool of fuck-ups.”

In a couple of hours, Hephaestus has finished forging the woman, and he sort of props her up against the far wall of his cave and they all stare at her and Hermes is like “is it creepy that I think I’m in love?” and Hephaestus is like “bro, I’m married to my sister, you’ll find no judgement here” and Zeus is like “double ditto” and then he and Hermes high five and Hephaestus tries to join in but they just ignore him, and he does that thing where you pretend that you weren’t going in for a high five at all and you were just scratching your neck. Then Hermes is like “so, what’s the next step?” and Zeus is all “well, I’m pretty sure I know, but I think we should maybe just stare at her naked form for a while longer, just to make sure. Look, Hephaestus has even given her - ” and then Hermes says “I thought you wanted scorching vengeance” and Zeus’ face grows dark and he’s like “sod her shapely waist, you’re right! Well, for the next phase of our plan, we need to find another woman” and Hephaestus just clears his throat, and Zeus is all “down boy, I mean Athena” and Hephaestus just sort of deflates, and they go off to find Athena.

Athena and Aphrodite are really busy sitting around and looking flawless when Zeus and Hermes get to them, and Athena is like “you never willingly spend time with women who won’t let you give them fifteen minutes of pleasure and a lifelong struggle with commitment issues, why are you here?” and Zeus just says “I need you to help me imbue a clay woman with negative feminine qualities so that all of humankind will suffer” and Athena just nods and she’s like “well, if there’s one thing that our damagingly patriarchal society is good for, it’s perpetuating the normality of internalised misogyny which leads to the subversion of the beauty of womanhood and the subsequent perception of it as threatening, so I guess just tell me what you need us to do” and Aphrodite is like “yeah, what she said”, and they all head back to Hephaestus’ cave.

Back at Hephaestus’ lab, all the gods are just sort of standing around brainstorming, and then Athena is like “so, it would really help if we knew what your plan was” and Zeus just spreads his hands benevolently, because he’s been waiting for the right audience to show off to for quite some time now, and he says “well, basically, we’re going to create the perfect woman, give her to Prometheus’ brother, and then have her release a plague of daemons upon the human race which will absolutely destroy any potential there ever was for a utopian future free of pain and suffering. Neat, huh?” and all the gods just stare at him, and then Aphrodite is like “I honestly don’t know why you couldn’t just make Prometheus fall in love with a wall or something, this is such a convoluted plan” but Athena raises her hand to quieten her sister, and she’s all “I actually fucking love this plan, it’s so unnecessarily devious and flawed, like the subplot of a Brosnan era Bond. I totally know what gift I’m going to give this clay woman!” and she sort of does this weird hand waving thing which somehow manages to look really badass and enigmatic, and then Aphrodite is like “hold the fucking phone, I’m getting in on this” and she starts doing the same thing, and then Hermes is all “I refuse to be left out of a chance for trickery, it goes against all my strongly held principles” and he starts doing it too, and after a few moments, they all stop and the clay woman is suddenly alive and no longer naked, and Zeus is like “holy me, what did you do?” and Athena is all “well, I made her incredibly talented and, as you can see, I also gave her some fucking clothes” and Aphrodite adds “and I gave her the powers of seduction and charm that she’ll need to survive in a male dominated society” and Hermes is like “I just made her really deceitful, I thought that’s what we were going for here”.

Zeus is just astonished, and he’s all “holy mother of myself, this woman has got literally everything! I mean, I’m obviously god’s gift to womankind – and as I’m the god, I think that’s pretty selfless of me – but this woman is god’s gift to man! It’s almost a shame that she’s going to wreak ceaseless, unrelenting havoc and destruction. Heck, I’m going to name her Pandora, because that’s an ace name and also it sounds kind of saucy”. Then, Pandora is like “so, this is embarrassing, but why am I here again?” and then Zeus is like “you’re not” and he shoves this jar at her which is nearly as big as she is, and gives Hermes this super secret bro code nod, and Hermes just gives him the same small nod in response, and in the blink of an eye, Hermes has taken Pandora down to Earth and dropped her at the door of Epimetheus, Prometheus’ brother.

When Epimetheus opens the door, Hermes just shoves Pandora at him and says “we did a whip round and got you a present,” and Epimetheus is like “my way more intelligent brother has literally just given me a really long talk about why I shouldn’t accept gifts from the gods right now because they’re kind of pissed at him over something to do with ffire and beef, but this woman is smoking hot! I wholeheartedly accept, thank you very much, do I need to sign something for the delivery or” and Hermes is like “no man, it’s on the house, just a friendly gift from your local malevolent superiors” and Epimetheus is like “swell, that’s awesome, thanks man” and he takes Pandora inside and Hermes flies off, giggling evilly the entire time.

Epimetheus leads Pandora into the kitchen and they sit down and make really awkward small talk for a bit, except Pandora is also doing that thing where you rub your ankle against the dude’s leg until it drives him wild, and she’s leaning on her steepled fingers and making doe eyes at him and pouting a bit, and Epimetheus is all flustered because he’s only ever had Prometheus in his kitchen before and Prometheus isn’t even slightly a hot woman, and so he’s like “so, what’s in that jar of yours?” and Pandora flutters her eyelashes and says “you mean this jar? It was a wedding present from Zeus himself!” and she pushes it forward slightly so that it’s between them on the floor, and Epimetheus is like “well, yeah, unless you have any other jars hidden about your person. Not that you look like you do! That wasn’t a boob joke or anything. Gosh, I’m sorry, I’m just so new to all of this” and Pandora does this tinkly little bell-like laugh and says “I think it’s adorable” and Epimetheus blushes, and in search for something to say, he’s just like “so, what is in that jar?” and Pandora shrugs and grins slyly and says “I don’t know, shall we find out together?” and Epimetheus’ brain gets really stuck on the word ‘together’ and he just nods dumbly, and then Pandora smirks and opens the jar, and -

- everything just goes to fucking shit, because no sooner has she taken the lid off, all these evil spirits just start flying out all over the place, like the spirits of violent death and cruel murder and hard toil and illness and evil itself and Tyler Oakley, and in a cacophony of otherworldly screams and smoke, they pour from the jar and into all the nooks and crannies of Earth, until Epimetheus manages to shove the lid back onto the jar and they stop coming out, and then he and Pandora just sort of sit in the kitchen as the deathly moans and shrieks of the spirits fade away into the far-off distance, and Epimetheus is breathing really heavily and Pandora is just sitting there, placid and calm, and Epimetheus is like “that is the worst wedding present ever, what was Zeus thinking?” and Pandora just shrugs and she’s like “maybe it gets better” and she opens the jar again, and Epimetheus is about to start yelling when they realise that nothing else is coming out of it.

So, they peer into the jar, and they can see that one spirit has remained behind: Elpis, the spirit of hope. Elpis just looks up at them and sighs, and she’s like “yeah, no big deal, guys, you just ruined my plans for the next million years because I totally have to stick around and help your species live with the burden you’ve just thoughtlessly released upon it” and Epimetheus is like “awesome, best wedding present ever, I’ve decided that we can keep the jar after all.”

Back on Mount Olympus, Zeus is just like “nice”, and he totally high fives Hephaestus.

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anonymous asked:

pandoooooraaaaaaaaaaa please and thank you

Firstly, many thank! This made me happy.

Secondly, Pandora far and away won this week’s vote, so without further ado, here is the myth of Pandora’s ‘Box’. Disclaimer: there are no boxes in this story.

Long post ahead, so if you don’t fancy reading a poorly retold myth about a clay seductress and cheap giftwrap, you can press J to skip. Sources, analysis and historical / literary information under the Read More!

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This story begins with a cunning plan. Well, technically it begins with the entire creation of humankind and humankind’s subsequent failure to do a goddamn thing without being nannied by their creator, Prometheus, who ends up setting some beef on fire so that he can steal fire from Zeus just so that his precious baby humans will stop being completely pointless, but that’s another myth for another day. Like, next week.

Anyway, after this embarrassing mishap, Zeus is still stewing about it months afterwards. On one of his weekly wingman jaunts with his favourite son, Hermes, he can’t stop ranting about it. He’s just muttering stuff like “no Titan makes a fool of me and gets away with it! I’ll get my revenge on that misshapen lump of betrayal, mark my words” and eventually Hermes is like “what are you going to do?” and Zeus is like “I’m going to give him a present, of course” and Hermes looks at him and says “a present” and Zeus nods and says “yes, because nothing says vengeance like cheap giftwrap” and Hermes nods slowly and says “well, what are you going to give him? How about a really beautiful bouquet of flowers, except the flowers are poison?” and Zeus is like “no, that’s not devious enough” and Hermes thinks for a moment and then he says “how about you craft him a radical wooden horse, and then when he opens it, all these men come out and they slaughter him and say stuff like ‘that’s for Zeus!’ and ‘no Titan makes a fool of Zeus and gets away with it!” and Zeus says “firstly, don’t steal my lines, those are all a man has in the world, and secondly, that still isn’t devious enough, and also I don’t even know why he would instinctively open the horse”.

Suddenly, his face lights up and he grabs Hermes by the shoulders and he’s like “son, we need a woman” and Hermes blinks and he’s like “dad, you already have loads of them, that’s your main problem” and Zeus just shrugs and says “I’d say more ‘attribute’ than ‘problem’, but anyway, you’ve totally missed my point. What I’m saying is that we are going to create a woman out of clay and then we are going to send her to Prometheus’ brother and force her to single-handedly destroy the future of humankind using her womanly wiles” and Hermes just blinks and he’s like “to be honest, I didn’t get any of that from ‘we need a woman’, but that’s a five star plan, dad, textbook vengeance” and then he fist bumps Zeus and they go to find Hephaestus, because if anyone is capable of creating a woman out of clay, it is Hephaestus.

When they get to Hephaestus’ lab, Zeus asks him “so, Hephaestus, how’s it going?” and Hephaestus puts down his welding tools and looks at Zeus and says “well, my sister-wife is probably fucking one of our other brothers as we speak, I haven’t left this cave in years because people recoil at my hideous visage, and to top it all off, I haven’t had a really interesting commission in ages, so it could be going better, to be honest” and Zeus just clasps his shoulder in a way that’s manly but carefully non-fatherly, and he’s like “firstly, I just want to say that I think I’ve done an absolutely stellar job raising all you kids, I’m so proud, and secondly, can you forge a hot naked lady?” and Hephaestus blinks and says “I’m a lonely master blacksmith, what do you think?” and Zeus grins and he’s like “excellent! Have her done in a few hours, that’s my boy” and Hermes, who’s been watching from the doorway the entire time, is just like “this family is one giant cesspool of fuck-ups.”

In a couple of hours, Hephaestus has finished forging the woman, and he sort of props her up against the far wall of his cave and they all stare at her and Hermes is like “is it creepy that I think I’m in love?” and Hephaestus is like “bro, I’m married to my sister, you’ll find no judgement here” and Zeus is like “double ditto” and then he and Hermes high five and Hephaestus tries to join in but they just ignore him, and he does that thing where you pretend that you weren’t going in for a high five at all and you were just scratching your neck. Then Hermes is like “so, what’s the next step?” and Zeus is all “well, I’m pretty sure I know, but I think we should maybe just stare at her naked form for a while longer, just to make sure. Look, Hephaestus has even given her - ” and then Hermes says “I thought you wanted scorching vengeance” and Zeus’ face grows dark and he’s like “sod her shapely waist, you’re right! Well, for the next phase of our plan, we need to find another woman” and Hephaestus just clears his throat, and Zeus is all “down boy, I mean Athena” and Hephaestus just sort of deflates, and they go off to find Athena.

Athena and Aphrodite are really busy sitting around and looking flawless when Zeus and Hermes get to them, and Athena is like “you never willingly spend time with women who won’t let you give them fifteen minutes of pleasure and a lifelong struggle with commitment issues, why are you here?” and Zeus just says “I need you to help me imbue a clay woman with negative feminine qualities so that all of humankind will suffer” and Athena just nods and she’s like “well, if there’s one thing that our damagingly patriarchal society is good for, it’s perpetuating the normality of internalised misogyny which leads to the subversion of the beauty of womanhood and the subsequent perception of it as threatening, so I guess just tell me what you need us to do” and Aphrodite is like “yeah, what she said”, and they all head back to Hephaestus’ cave.

Back at Hephaestus’ lab, all the gods are just sort of standing around brainstorming, and then Athena is like “so, it would really help if we knew what your plan was” and Zeus just spreads his hands benevolently, because he’s been waiting for the right audience to show off to for quite some time now, and he says “well, basically, we’re going to create the perfect woman, give her to Prometheus’ brother, and then have her release a plague of daemons upon the human race which will absolutely destroy any potential there ever was for a utopian future free of pain and suffering. Neat, huh?” and all the gods just stare at him, and then Aphrodite is like “I honestly don’t know why you couldn’t just make Prometheus fall in love with a wall or something, this is such a convoluted plan” but Athena raises her hand to quieten her sister, and she’s all “I actually fucking love this plan, it’s so unnecessarily devious and flawed, like the subplot of a Brosnan era Bond. I totally know what gift I’m going to give this clay woman!” and she sort of does this weird hand waving thing which somehow manages to look really badass and enigmatic, and then Aphrodite is like “hold the fucking phone, I’m getting in on this” and she starts doing the same thing, and then Hermes is all “I refuse to be left out of a chance for trickery, it goes against all my strongly held principles” and he starts doing it too, and after a few moments, they all stop and the clay woman is suddenly alive and no longer naked, and Zeus is like “holy me, what did you do?” and Athena is all “well, I made her incredibly talented and, as you can see, I also gave her some fucking clothes” and Aphrodite adds “and I gave her the powers of seduction and charm that she’ll need to survive in a male dominated society” and Hermes is like “I just made her really deceitful, I thought that’s what we were going for here”.

Zeus is just astonished, and he’s all “holy mother of myself, this woman has got literally everything! I mean, I’m obviously god’s gift to womankind – and as I’m the god, I think that’s pretty selfless of me – but this woman is god’s gift to man! It’s almost a shame that she’s going to wreak ceaseless, unrelenting havoc and destruction. Heck, I’m going to name her Pandora, because that’s an ace name and also it sounds kind of saucy”. Then, Pandora is like “so, this is embarrassing, but why am I here again?” and then Zeus is like “you’re not” and he shoves this jar at her which is nearly as big as she is, and gives Hermes this super secret bro code nod, and Hermes just gives him the same small nod in response, and in the blink of an eye, Hermes has taken Pandora down to Earth and dropped her at the door of Epimetheus, Prometheus’ brother.

When Epimetheus opens the door, Hermes just shoves Pandora at him and says “we did a whip round and got you a present,” and Epimetheus is like “my way more intelligent brother has literally just given me a really long talk about why I shouldn’t accept gifts from the gods right now because they’re kind of pissed at him over something to do with ffire and beef, but this woman is smoking hot! I wholeheartedly accept, thank you very much, do I need to sign something for the delivery or” and Hermes is like “no man, it’s on the house, just a friendly gift from your local malevolent superiors” and Epimetheus is like “swell, that’s awesome, thanks man” and he takes Pandora inside and Hermes flies off, giggling evilly the entire time.

Epimetheus leads Pandora into the kitchen and they sit down and make really awkward small talk for a bit, except Pandora is also doing that thing where you rub your ankle against the dude’s leg until it drives him wild, and she’s leaning on her steepled fingers and making doe eyes at him and pouting a bit, and Epimetheus is all flustered because he’s only ever had Prometheus in his kitchen before and Prometheus isn’t even slightly a hot woman, and so he’s like “so, what’s in that jar of yours?” and Pandora flutters her eyelashes and says “you mean this jar? It was a wedding present from Zeus himself!” and she pushes it forward slightly so that it’s between them on the floor, and Epimetheus is like “well, yeah, unless you have any other jars hidden about your person. Not that you look like you do! That wasn’t a boob joke or anything. Gosh, I’m sorry, I’m just so new to all of this” and Pandora does this tinkly little bell-like laugh and says “I think it’s adorable” and Epimetheus blushes, and in search for something to say, he’s just like “so, what is in that jar?” and Pandora shrugs and grins slyly and says “I don’t know, shall we find out together?” and Epimetheus’ brain gets really stuck on the word ‘together’ and he just nods dumbly, and then Pandora smirks and opens the jar, and -

- everything just goes to fucking shit, because no sooner has she taken the lid off, all these evil spirits just start flying out all over the place, like the spirits of violent death and cruel murder and hard toil and illness and evil itself and Tyler Oakley, and in a cacophony of otherworldly screams and smoke, they pour from the jar and into all the nooks and crannies of Earth, until Epimetheus manages to shove the lid back onto the jar and they stop coming out, and then he and Pandora just sort of sit in the kitchen as the deathly moans and shrieks of the spirits fade away into the far-off distance, and Epimetheus is breathing really heavily and Pandora is just sitting there, placid and calm, and Epimetheus is like “that is the worst wedding present ever, what was Zeus thinking?” and Pandora just shrugs and she’s like “maybe it gets better” and she opens the jar again, and Epimetheus is about to start yelling when they realise that nothing else is coming out of it.

So, they peer into the jar, and they can see that one spirit has remained behind: Elpis, the spirit of hope. Elpis just looks up at them and sighs, and she’s like “yeah, no big deal, guys, you just ruined my plans for the next million years because I totally have to stick around and help your species live with the burden you’ve just thoughtlessly released upon it” and Epimetheus is like “awesome, best wedding present ever, I’ve decided that we can keep the jar after all.”

Back on Mount Olympus, Zeus is just like “nice”, and he totally high fives Hephaestus.

*

My other retellings can be found here; my dedicated mythology blog is here; and my Mythology Mondays Facebook page is here. The latter two links also allow you to follow my progress in writing a whole actual book. Thrilling.

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i don’t like to get political on this website, but i have to say it: if i need to use any kind of industrial saw, welding torch, or any tool that can’t be purchased at home depot for under $50, it’s not a diy or a how-to video, it’s an episode of how it’s made on the science channel, new episode thursday at 8:30 pm eastern time

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     NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana is busy at work fabricating the USA’s future deep space exploration system. Robotic Weld Tool 2 (shown in the second and third photos) uses friction stir welding to build the hull of the Orion Spacecraft. The piece in the tool is the Orion Confidence Article which underwent testing to insure that the tool and manufacturing processes were ready for operation. At the time this photo was taken, June 30, 20, this machine had welded the hull for the Confidence Article, Ground Test Article (GTA) and Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1), which flew successfully on December 5, 2014.

     One of the most leveraged pieces of government property is in use at Michoud; a 1943 metal roller (photo four). The roller was first used in WWII, then built parts for the first stage of the Saturn V Rocket and every Space Shuttle External Tank. The Michoud Machine Shop also houses a press (photo five) adorned with mission patches from each shuttle mission that it served. Now, it is used to bend barrel panels for the SLS core stage propellant tanks. One of these barrel panels rests in front of an oven used for heat treating (photo six). This particular barrel panel is another confidence article.

     The Final Assembly Area (photo seven) is just a small portion of building 103, which houses 42 climate controlled acres under one roof. This enormous facility will continue to build equipment that executes the hopes and dreams of the people on Planet Earth. Big thanks to NASA for allowing Project Habu access to Michoud Assembly Facility.

Paranatural prompt

After Dad Puckett finds out about Max’s interest in collecting metal he gets the melancholy feeling of nostalgia. The next day He digs something out of the garage and decides to give it to Max as a gift. When Max finally opens his fathers surprise gift, he chokes on his words.

It’s his mothers old welding tools.

Secret Valentine

Originally posted by awesomebydean

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Warnings: Smut, but I will mark where it starts and ends because the rest is super fluffy! 

Summary: You’re Tony’s daughter and he’s very protective over you, especially around Valentine’s Day because he doesn’t want you to get hurt. So the womanizing speedster is completely off limits. Except I think someone forgot to tell him that XD and he whisks you off for a romantic day together, ending in some fun in the bed.

A/N: Hey guys! So this is my Valentine’s Day story, and in honor of the Holiday I’m going to try to make it super romantic so I hope you all like it! Enjoy!!


You were in your lab working on something with Bruce while Tony was tinkering with his suit and you couldn’t help but notice all the love going on around you outside of the lab. SHIELD agents passed by every five minutes with candy, flowers, and balloons for each other, and it was just the morning! If there was already this much love in the air today you could only imagine the onslaught of it that you were in for tonight. It’s not that you didn’t like love or couples being romantic, you did. it’s just that you wished you could have it too. If your dad wasn’t so overprotective. You saw another couple walk by and sigh. This time Bruce took notice. He and Tony were almost finished with their work and joining their sweethearts soon. “What’s wrong Y/N?” 

“It’s nothing Bruce.” You say and smile but he leans on the desk and gives you the look that tells you that he doesn’t believe you. “Okay fine. I’m just upset that I don’t get to spend Valentine’s Day with someone special. I mean you have Natasha, Tony has Pepper, Clint has his wife, Thor has Jane, Wanda has Vision, it just seems like everyone has someone but me.” 

“You do have someone special honey.” Tony says and lifts up his welding mask. “You have me! I’ll be your Valentine.” Tony says and you sigh. 

“Dad you’ve been my Valentine since I was five. I want a real Valentine.” Tony pretends to look offended. 

“You were faking it all this time?” He says and you roll your eyes. 

“Dad you know what I mean. I want someone I can be romantic with. Someone I can go out with, and get lost in their eyes, and kiss them in the moonlight and make sweet love to-” Bruce and Tony cut you off there, freaking out. 

“Whoa whoa whoa slow down there kid!” Tony says and holds his hands up and Bruce blushes and looks away. “No one is robbing my daughter of her innocence unless I approve of them.” 

“But you never approve of anyone I date!” 

“Because they’re never good enough for you! You deserve the best man possible and you just haven’t met him yet.” Just as he said that you saw a red shaped heart slide under the lab door but you didn’t see who slid it. Which was strange because the doors were glass so you should have seen who did it. Tony quickly walks over to it and picks it up hoping you didn’t see it but you did. “Who was that from?” 

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mythicbeast  asked:

If you're taking MShenko requests, I'd like to see your take on what life for Kaidan might be like after a Control or Synthesis ending! For a prompt, errr... "Shepard's never been so close and so far at the same time."

It’s about surviving, and not.

Because Shepard doesn’t. Not really. The Shepard who always skips the bottom step to the bedroom area of his quarters, talks to his hamster when he thinks no one is looking, can’t brew a pot of coffee to save his life, deliberately mismatches Kaidan’s socks – that Shepard died the moment the Crucible fired. The one left in his wake is someone – something – Kaidan doesn’t recognize. Feel. And definitely doesn’t understand. The ghost in the machine that would be god.

Because Kaidan does, but not really. Sure, he wakes up every morning before his alarm goes off, just like Shepard used to do. Looks Hackett in the eye during their briefings and tells him he’s fine. Fit for duty. And Hackett has no choice but to agree. They are too fragmented, too thin to worry about the capabilities of one soldier when he needs them all.

It doesn’t matter that it hurts to breathe. That he wakes up early because he never really slept the night before. That anytime someone mentions Shepard’s name he has to leave the room. That when he wades through Earth’s death and debris he does so under the shadow of monsters, guided now not by unknowable, incomprehensible purpose, but by the hand that once fit so perfectly against the small of his back, that rested against his cheek as a voice he’ll never hear again told him, know that I love you, always.

He cannot reconcile how the artificial demons they’ve been chasing for so long are now all he has left.  

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letters; prologue

pairing: ed/winry

themes: fluff

rating: k+

summary: she only asked one thing of him when he left for creta. well, two.

a/n: okay hi you may be wondering why it says prologue. or not. i don’t know. well, this is my first multichapter edwin fic so that’s a thing. i’m not sure how many chapters it will be or anything like that but i am super excited about this and so i really hope you like it enough to stick around for future chapters!

a/n2: feel free to leave prompty-type idea things for the fic. it’d be much appreciated!

enjoy!~

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“Repairs”

I love the new episode so much I had to write a drabble for it! I might even write one more tonight? I was having a hard time picking what idea to write first but then @meldy-arts posted this adorable picture so I decided to write this drabble first. It’s not based on the pic, but there are some similarities, mainly Sabine working on her jetpack ^^

I hope y’all like it, it gave me fluffy feels while writing <33

Fic below the cut because of spoilers!

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MP Ratchet accessories!

Let’s get extra nerdy tonight with a quick guide to today’s newly-announced Masterpiece Ratchet! Like Ironhide, he comes with MUCH STUFF!

Since his toy didn’t come with any hand-held weapons (more on that later!) Ratchet was one of several Autobots whose original Generation 1 character model didn’t include a gun. As such, early on, the G1 cartoon was pretty free and easy with how he and other such characters (including Ironhide, and all the Mini-Bots) were armed - they would sometimes tote around guns belonging to other character models, or just wield generic guns drawn for the episode. Partway into season 2, as the show was settling into a groove, a basic Autobot laser pistol was designed that characters who didn’t have a unique personal gun could use - the design has already made it into toy form as an accessory with MP Bumblebee. Ratchet memorably dual-wielded two of these in The Transformers: The Movie. 

Ratchet uses this little wrist-gizmo for the first time in “Transport to Oblivion”, and at least once more in “Fire in the Sky.” It’s probably a laser-scalpel, as mentioned in his original bio. I don’t think the life-sign chest-readabout is from G1, but rather an homage to Animated Ratchet, who used his chest-window like this.

Ratchet would swap his hand out for a welding tool quite often in the series, though there was no real consistency of design for the tool from episode to episode. MP Ratchet comes with the most detailed version, seen in “Dinobot Island, Part 2″, which is nearly identical to a torch used by Brawn in “More than Meets the Eye, Part 2″ and Gears in “Changing Gears”, but with a straight barrel rather than a hooked tip. He also comes with a hand-held welder used in “The Autobot Run”, and with a good example of one of the generic laser guns mentioned above, which appeared in “Microbots”.

MP Ratchet comes with a pair of ordinary wrenches, in what must be an allusion to “Attack of the Autobots”, when he pulls a pair out of his forearm - although the designs aren’t quite identical. He also comes with a more alien-looking wrench-like tool, seen at the end of “The Autobot Run”.

His other weapons (like the twin laser pistols) are hold-overs from MP Ironhide - a missile launcher and “static laser gun” based on the weapons that were part of the “sled” components of his and Ironhide’s original G1 toys. In the cartoon, the weapons only appeared as part of Ratchet’s bay when it made it’s one and only appearance in “More than Meets the Eye, Part 1″, and MP Ratchet comes with the bay, on which they can be mounted. As Ironhide holdovers, the static laser gun can also be hand-wielded (as Ironhide was seen doing, albeit sideways, in “A Prime Problem”) and the missile launcher can plug into his back (as in “More than Meets the Eye, Part 3″).

alystocracy  asked:

Bucky and Cap and "Give me a hand" for the ask game thingy

Bucky is jolted out of dozing on the couch by the groaning of their apartment’s wooden floorboards and the screeching of metal being scraped across the floor.

Getting up and popping out the new kinks in his back, he wonders across their small shared apartment to the bedroom, where he find the source of the ruckus. Steve is trying - but somewhat failing - at pushing his cot from his side of the room to the other, right up against Bucky’s own. Steve grunts as he gives one last heave against the metal frame, only succeeding in displacing the worn mattress on top of it, before acknowledging the older teen standing in the doorway.

Breathless, he simply instructs Bucky, “Give me a hand.”

Bucky moves to the side of the cot opposite Steve and prepares to pull, but his confusion must still be apparent, because Steve straightens up for a moment to explain.

“It’s almost winter. I’m just kinda tired of wastin’ all our money on heat. Figured, if we pushed our beds together and kept each other warm, maybe we could cut back on heating bills. I mean, we don’t have to if you don’t want to, but I just thought, you know, you’d probably like to have some spare cash to go out a little more…”

Bucky smiles fondly, but his voice is laced with the hints of genuine concern he’s feeling. “Stevie, you don’t have to do that just for extra money for me, I’ve still got a job, remember? Nothin’s worth the risk of you catching pneumonia again. It’s not like we’re gonna be on the nut for turning up the heat for a few hours a night.”

Steve falters, “Well…maybe so, but maybe want some extra, too.” Bucky looks like he’s about to cut in with something that could derail Steve’s whole plan, so he quickly adds, “We don’t even have to cut back on it that much, nothing that we can’t make up for. I’ll be fine, really.”

Steve watches Bucky, watches as the other’s face fades from concerned, to stubborn, then concerned again, to contemplating, and finally to resignation.

“Fine. But if you even catch a cold, we’re turning it up, okay?”

Together, with Steve pushing and Bucky pulling, they maneuver the cot until it’s firmly pressed against Bucky’s, and they combine the sheets and pillows to create one larger bed. Finished, they stand back to look at their creation. It looks surprisingly comfortable.

“Thanks for helping,” Steve says, tired but happy to be done.

“No problem, punk.”

“You’re a jerk.”

Bucky laughs, which fades into a worn sigh as he notices how late it is. Steve looks exhausted. He’s knows he himself will take a while to fall asleep, what with waking up from a long nap not long ago, but he offers Steve to try out the new arrangement and call it a day, anyway. Steve agrees, and soon they’re under the covers with the lights out. Bucky tries to feign sleep so Steve can doze off faster, and it isn’t long before he relaxes next to his best friend, breathing deep and steady, enjoying the warmth the other brought.

Once Steve is out and lightly snoring, he turns to face the blond and places a small kiss on his forehead, smiling at the peaceful look on Steve’s face. Soon, Bucky too drifts out.

They never separate the beds again after that, and a year later Bucky borrows the tools and welds them together permanently.