what are mates for


I had resigned myself to everyone being dead by the end but somehow I wasn’t prepared for them to lose her. 

Rhys: Cassian, you’re going to have to stop screwing around if you want to be Nesta’s mate.

Cassian: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Mate? I don’t want to be Nesta’s mate.

Rhys: Well, what do you want, then?

Cassian: I don’t know. I just want to be with her. All the time. I want to hear about her day and tell her about mine. I want to hold her hand and smell her hair.

Cassian: But I don’t want to be her stupid mate.

rlydontlikeme  asked:

as a Polish person thinking about Australia: "mate", "wait, how do they spend christmas when it's hot" "hOW THEY ARE ALIVE" "i wonder if they run when they see kangaroo or try to pet them" "do they learn surfing when they are still in womb?"

Just what do you think Australians are mate. Tsk tsk tsk, so stereotypical….

We learn how to surf when we swim as sperm btw

anonymous asked:

There's all these shaladins trying to defend their ships with the age of consent argument...but thing is, 16 y/o's (in the US at least) can only be involved with people who are no more than four years older, making a relationship involving a 16 y/o and a 25 y/o still illegal.

this is so funny because a shaladin tried to come for me by saying i should know all my facts before complaining but guess Fucking What MATE LMAOOOOO


Okay, so from what we know of mates so far it takes awhile for some bonds to snap in place. So for Lucien, even though his way of announcing it was wrong, he would have been so shocked because - bam! Instant mating bond. I’m just saying, that is going to be one strong mating pair (mating pair? Doesn’t sound right, but anyway.)and I think they’ll be pretty damn important.

Tagging Game

I was tagged by the lovely tennis champ, @fit4forty.

One insecurity: not being able to dance as well as everyone else.

Two fears: losing people I love, not living life to fullest

Three turn ons: intelligent conversation,  making out/kissing, kindness/empathy

Four life goals: find my soul mate (wonder what she’s doing right now), become more fit/healthier, build teardrop campers, renovate houses and donate to needy people

Five things I like: ice cream, craft beer, running, flying, breakfast food

Six weaknesses: ice cream, hard on myself, when I see a lady cry, cute smile, tumblr, pizza

Seven things I love: family/friends, travel, seeing people happy, camping/hiking, sunsets, night sky, laughing

Eight Blogs: @oldvictoria @2ndtim3around @ a-curious-look-at-the-world @ i-k-k-e @letsmeetinourdreams @ v-paras @brazenhabits @ vero-lapsus-linguae

anonymous asked:

on modern naval ships, is there still a First Mate equivalent? What would his/her title be?

There is!  “First Mate” has never really been a navy kind of term; back in in the day, you had the First Lieutenant, who was the senior lieutenant serving under the Captain, and who functioned as the second-in-command.  These days, US Navy ships have the position of Executive Officer (or, “XO” as he/she is called), and that person is the second in command.  The Royal Navy uses the same position, although on smaller ships, the XO is also the First Lieutenant.

(The USN has a job on ships called First Lieutenant, but the person isn’t always a lieutenant, and is never also the XO).

“First Mate” is sometimes used on civilian ships, although these days it’s more likely to be “Chief Mate” that’s the second-in-command.

Post Acomaf fan fic?

Hi all! Im having a really hard time trying to find this fan fic thats post acomaf? I forgot what it was called or who wrote it, but it was about feysands daughter and how she was training to be an illyrian warrior and that she has found her mate? does anyone know what I might be talking about? 


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Headcanon that after Matt is rescued, he starts travelling the galaxy, fighting on behalf of the rebellion and doing whatever he can to screw over the Galra. But he also develops a habit of picking up souvenirs on each of the planets and moons he lands on - just little stones or leaves or sticks, whatever he can find - whenever he thinks of Shiro or has a moment where he wishes Shiro is with him. He collects and keeps all of these little trinkets in a box that he carries with him, promising himself that one day he’ll get to show Shiro his collection.

Then he and Shiro are finally reunited. Matt brings out the box and explains what it is before handing it over. Shiro thinks it’s adorable that Matt made a little collection for him, but then he opens it up and is absolutely gobsmacked when he looks inside. 

Because the box is filled to the brim and there have to be hundreds or thousands of little rocks and shells and plants and twigs and just so many things from so many planets and this is how often Matt thought of him and this is how much Matt missed him this is physical proof of Matt’s feelings for him and he’s just so overwhelmed he has to put the box down and rest his head in his hands and just breathe because holy god, Matt.

And then Matt has to sheepishly admit that this is just the first box.

So I’ve seen fics where Sportacus goes into heat but what if…

What if elves had mating dances.

Hear me out on this. In spring male elves collect flowers and feathers and ribbons and anything colorful and pretty and they weave it into a shawl and wear it around the one they’re courting and just dance around. But its not just normal human dancing. It’s acrobatic and flashy like birds to show off all the pretty stuff they found and what they can do with their bodies like how high they can jump and how flexible they are and how strong they are.

Just imagine Sportacus bird-flirting at Robbie.

Cassian: *whispers* I love you.

Nesta: What was that?

Cassian: *awkwardly* I said I loathe you! *walks away*

Nesta: Great now how am I supposed to tell him I’m his mate.

Cassian: What did you say?

Nesta: *stumbles* I said good ‘cause all I feel for you is hate!

Suriel in the background: *throws hands up in the air in exasperation*

Parrot Keeping

I don’t get it.

People want to get a single parrot because if they get two then the parrot won’t like them as much.

But then they don’t want the parrot to view them as a mate.

What did you expect? You got a pet in which most species mate for life. Their lives revolve around their mate, preening their mate, feeding their mate, having sex with their mate, raising babies with their mate, driving away competitors from their mate, and yes, spending their entire life with their mate.

You prime them for this situation by you or a housemate being the only ones available, and then freak out when they want to do this to you. It’s natural. It’s not bad. Your parrot isn’t misbehaving, it isn’t a bad bird just because you are keeping a wild animal in a captive situation where it just wants to do what every feather on its body is telling it to do. Stop treating it like such, stop punishing them for displaying mating behaviors.

Do what you signed up for by getting a single bird or work to get your bird a feathered mate. That doesn’t mean buying the first bird at the pet store you see and throwing them in a cage together and wondering why they don’t like each other. That means becoming a match maker and setting up play dates, or even consider rehoming your bird to someone who can.

Stop buying parrots and expecting these wild animals to be pets. They’re not. We’re on the way to domesticating birds like budgies, cockatiels, love birds, Indian ring necks…but we’re still so far from being able to keep them happy and healthily easily like we are with chickens and pigeons who thrive with us. Hell, starlings make better pets than parrots since at least they often choose to be with us.

And please, when you’re researching any animal don’t do a quick google search. Talk to as many people as possible, both new owners and experienced owners.