with the energy dome and everything

You’re our Chancellor 

When Clarke found Abby in Medical, cheeks flushed and eyes shadowed with panic, bearing the news that Marcus was missing from the speech he was supposed to have given their people twenty minutes ago, Abby didn’t have to think hard to know where he would be.

She had snapped off her gloves, cleaned up, and within minutes she was hurrying back down the metal hallways to their old room, the Chancellor’s headquarters.

Sure enough, when Abby pushed the door open she saw Marcus sitting on their old couch, his elbows on his knees and face buried in his hands. 

The Chancellor’s pin was sitting on the coffee table.

“It seems ridiculous now, doesn’t it?”

Marcus slowly lifted his head up at the familiar voice, revealing tired eyes and a tortured face. It broke her heart. Still, Abby tried to swallow back the grief she felt too, and tilted her head to the metal pin on the coffee table.

“Electing another Chancellor and a new council. Picking up the pieces and moving on, as if nothing had happened.” Abby walked over, her eyes softening compassionately. “Marcus, I know this is hard, but our people need to hear you. They’re out there, lost, pained, confused…they need their Chancellor.”

Marcus lifted his gaze up to hers, his chest tightening as he saw the same flicker of light, of hope in her eyes. With a heavy breath, he said “Abby, we have six months left to live.”

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Quietus Chapter 50 - Sneak Peek/Status Info

You’ve all been incredibly patient with me, and I can’t thank you enough for that. My computer issues have been fixed. Luckily everything was backed up sucessfully so I haven’t lost anything important.

Quietus hasn’t been updated for a few months mainly due to real life personal reasons and not due to writer’s block or lack of inspiration. I’ve had a lot going on, and since I’m quite a private person online generally, I won’t go into detail about it. But I will say that I’m planning to start picking up where I left off at some point this week.

In the meanwhile, here’s a short preview from the start of the chapter.

Thanks again, everyone, for being so understanding.

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What have I done?

The reins gripped tightly in her hands, Sakura’s entire body quivered violently as the full impact of her actions crashed into her, prompting her to release a broken, strangled sob. She had never wanted any of this, knew Sasuke would eventually make her pay for it. How long did she realistically hope to run? How did one go about eluding Death? She had just damned herself to hell for certain, ruined any hopes of salvation. Sasuke would recover, and he would find her in a heartbeat, and then… then he would terminate her pitiful existence.

She was gambling with her life, throwing everything away just to see her mother and friends again. But that was only one reason why she had chosen to go ahead with the betrayal. In reality, after learning about the pomegranates, she had just wanted to harm him in the same manner he had harmed her. The only way she could think of that would hurt him. Physically, she stood no chance.

This emotional attack… it had been the only way to strike a successful blow.

Besides, it would make things so much easier for them both, she reasoned, if Sasuke hated her. So much less complicated. And Sakura knew that after this, he surely would. He would loathe and detest her and want nothing more to do with her.

Eos finally drew to a halt. Sakura hurriedly jumped off the horse, eyes darting wildly in the dimness, seeking Suigetsu’s cell. Immediately it materialised, and his amethyst gaze widened at the sight of her, hair dishevelled, cheeks tear-stained and flushed with exertion.

“Holy shit!” he gaped. “You look like a mess! What the hell happened?”

Sakura stumbled over to him, held out the sword. Suddenly she couldn’t stand holding it, wanted nothing more than to be rid of it, like a criminal seeking to do away with the guilty evidence of their crime.

“I have it!”

Suigetsu exhaled in amazement, visibly astonished. “You actually did it…” Then he shook his head. “And Sasuke…?”

“He’s in the palace,” Sakura swallowed. “The poison worked. But Karin… she told him about our plan before I could make it to the training dome! She almost messed everything up!”

The ocean deity didn’t look surprised at all. “Aha… did she…?”

The hand holding the sword lowered. Sakura’s heart skipped a beat. “You… aren’t angry…?”

Suigetsu hastily shrugged it off. “C’mon, hurry up and slide the sword through the bars. It negates electrical energy, so you won’t get hurt.”

But Sakura stared at him in horror. “You knew?” she accused. “About Karin!”

Suigetsu rolled his eyes. “Okay, okay! Fine, I knew. I didn’t think you’d pull through on your own. So I got Karin to interfere. She doesn’t really want to leave this place, anyway. She’s too obsessed with that loser.” At Sakura’s indignant look, he waved his hands at her. “Look, it doesn’t even really matter now-”

It didn’t matter? She’d never felt as terrified as she’d been the moment when Sasuke had turned his eyes up to her after she’d overheard Karin revealing all to him.

“You forced my hand after we already agreed on a plan! I almost panicked- I could’ve messed up- I thought he was going to kill me!” Sakura cried.

“But he didn’t. And I told you, he won’t!”

“You should have told me-!”

“It was a precaution, okay? A backup, just in case. Look,” he sighed. “I’m sorry, alright? It was a pretty dick move. I shouldn’t have ever doubted you. But can you blame me, after all the hesitating?” He shook his head again. “Now’s not the time to argue. Give me the sword!”

Sakura was still upset; however she knew time was of the essence and finally passed the weapon over to him. Smirking, he grabbed it, and immediately sliced across the lightning charged bars. Sakura expected metal to strike against metal – but watched in astonishment when the blade passed straight through them. Immediately, they vanished, and the Ocean God stepped out.

“Oh yeah! That’s what I’m talking about! Finally!” Suigetsu grinned, hoisting Kusanagi triumphantly into the air. Then he chuckled. “Man, that’s gotta sting. That asshole is gonna be so pissed at having his precious weapon stolen.” Turning back to Sakura, his luminous purple eyes cast an appreciative look over her. “Heh. You look so innocent, Pinky. Who would’ve thought you’d have the guts to double-cross a death god? I’m impressed,” he winked, before reaching for her arm. “We’ll catch up properly later. Let’s get out of this hell-hole, first. Follow me!”

Behind Sakura, Eos whinnied, as if she understood what was happening – as if she knew that her mistress was abandoning her. Sakura hesitated for a moment, looking back at the beautiful horse. She hadn’t even really said goodbye…

“Eos,” she began anxiously, stretching out her free hand to caress her mount one final time. If only she could take her along! But Sakura knew Eos belonged in the Underworld.

“I’m sorry,” she whispered, “I-”

“Are you fucking kidding me?” An incredulous Suigetsu tugged unrelentingly on her arm, began to drag her away. “Forget the dumb horse! We don’t know how long the poison will last. We’ve got to go. Now, Sakura! We can’t waste any more time!”

Eos neighed again, stomping her hooves, visibly restless and distressed. Sakura bit her lower lip, shook her head regretfully – and then turned away, allowing Suigetsu to pull her along and lead the way as they fled together in the shadows, toward the river bank.

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Watch this space for further status updates/previews.

anonymous asked:

I wish you would write a fic where Magnus and Alec are a battle couple

DO YOU MEAN MY LIFE, ANON. let me do this for you :D :D

the alliance rune is a permanent use rune (as it SHOULD HAVE BEEN CAN YOU IMAGINE) also shadowhunter canon because it’s perfect thanks

(some mentions of violence and gore, but nothing explicit)

[eta - because this so fits what i love MOST about malec; the fact that they are and WILL BE such a badass battle couple THANKS] 

Malec Appreciation Fortnight:
Day 9: Why you love Malec

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battle couple (bat(ə)l kʌp(ə)l) 

1. The kind of couple where  if you harm either one, the other will kill you as surely as the sun rises.

Alec stares at the rune on his palm, traces the Mark with his finger. 

The fight with Valentine is days, hours, minutes away and it should be daunting, but all Alec can think about is the matching Mark on Magnus’ hand. Not weeks ago he was still ignoring the feeling in the pit of his stomach, the way his chest would seize whenever he’d see Magnus. Now he’s going into battle, attached to Magnus in more ways than he ever thought possible. 

Around him, there’s a cacophony of noise; Downworlders and Shadowhunters alike, all preparing in their own way for the battle ahead. He hasn’t seen anyone he knows in a while, having threaded his way through the crowd to find Magnus, to ask him to be his partner. He’s never seen Magnus hesitate to give him something, and this time was no different; Magnus had given Alec his palm without pause, staring down at Alec’s fingers as he’d Marked Magnus’ palm. 

With shaking hands, Alec had handed his stele over for Magnus to do the same. He’s not sure if he’s supposed to feel something when it’s done, but nothing changes. Alec doesn’t take the stele when Magnus offers it back; he slides a hand around the back of Magnus’ neck instead. He’s braver now than he was back then, comfortable in his skin for the first time in his life. He thinks about that, about the fact that he’s sharing more of himself with Magnus than he ever thought possible and it’s not frightening

Magnus closes his eyes, lets out a slow breath as Alec kisses him, pulls him closer. They’ve done this so many times and it doesn’t get old; every time feels like the first. Alec’s learning how to get Magnus to make those soft noises in the back of the throat, how to press his tongue in the right ways to make Magnus sink into Alec’s embrace, to clutch at Alec’s jacket. It’s a heady feeling, making someone with Magnus’ age and experience fall apart just because of a kiss and Alec can’t deny that it’s intoxicating. 

When they break the kiss, Alec rests their foreheads together, rubbing his thumb against the line of Magnus’ jaw. “Are you scared?”

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[From.KAI] 행복한 하루

안녕하세요. EXO KAI 입니다.

여러분 저는 여러분이 너무 좋아요.
열광적으로 응원해주시는 모습도
우릴 보고 미소 짓는 모습도
어떤 모습도 저에겐 하나하나의 감동과 에너지로 다가옵니다.

그런 여러분 덕분에 제가 더 성장해 나가는 거 같아요.
항상 잘 보이고 싶고 항상 새로운 거 하나라도 더 좋은 모습을 보여드리고 싶어서
항상 연습하고 노력 하는 거 같습니다.
( 이번 무대는  노래연습 하루, 안무 만드는데 하루,
이틀 밖에 연습을 못해서 너무 아쉬워요 ㅜㅜ )

여러분 어떠셨나요?
저희의 첫 돔 콘서트!
행복하셨나요? 저는 너무 행복했습니다.

근데 그거 아세요? 앞으로는 더 행복할 거 라는 거.
오늘 무대로 엑소엘도 카이도 한층 더 성장한 거 같습니다.

더욱 더 성장해서 여러분의 둘도 없는
저만의 색깔이 있는 가수가 되도록 더욱더 노력하겠습니다.
여러분 항상 고맙고 사랑합니다 !!!!

사랑해 내꺼 내꺼 내꺼 내꼬 내꺼 내꾸 내꼬내꺼!!

잘자~~


(p.s ㅎㅎ 내가 그린 그림 조금 보여줬당?)

Happy Day
I just like you guys a lot.
When you cheer for us enthusiastically, when you smile looking at us.
Everything you do makes me feel touched and gives me energy.
And thanks to you, I think I could improve myself because I always want to look good for you and show you new things I haven’t tried before so it encourages me to practice and try harder.
But I feel so sad I only had two days for today’s solo stage ㅜㅜ a day for making the choreography and a day for practicing singing.
How did you guys feel about today’s concert at the dome?
Were you happy? I am so happy.
But do you know that we will become more happy in the future?
I think EXO-L and I both grew up a little bit more tonight.
I will improve and become a performer who has his own color that you can be proud of.
Thank you always and I love you all! Mine mine mine mine mine!!!!
*Good night!~~
*P.s. Ehehe you know I showed a little bit of my drawing?
*he used informal language in these parts
trans © kimjoninis

[ENG TRANS] Daesung on MINI Mag ~D-LITE is BACK~

Mag Scan Source: WheneverDS.com (Thank you!)

Translated by mmvvip

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TOPIC 1 : MUSIC&LIVE

Q: Solo tour you held this year from June to August was very successful, bringing in more audiences that last year’s tour.  I believe that the numbers of your fans are increasing. What were the differences between this year and last year’s tour?

D: Last year’s tour was my very fist solo tour, so I had in mind to bring in more and more people inside my “world”.  However for this year, the audiences who came were the ones who came to my last tour and already know my world, so I kept in mind that this tour is the moment that we ALL share and make.  The fact that the venues were bigger this year than the last years’ showed that I was able to appeal to many people during last year’s shows.

Q: You probably had many difficulties?

D:  I didn’t have a lot of time to work on my album D’SLOVE, so I regret that I didn’t have enough time to promote it.

Q: I thought that your Japanese got better this year.

D: People have told me that the MC part of my concert is very funny, and it was one of the most enjoyable moments for myself too.  I’m so glad I got to talk about my thoughts and connect with the audience.  I want to learn furthermore and know more of Japanese expressions.

Q:  Do you still study Japanese these days?

D: It’s already been 5 years since we made our debut in Japan, but when we go back to Korea, we still have a Japanese teacher that we learn from.  I feel that I learned so much Japanese and got better at it during the solo activities.  In BIGBANG, I am not the talkative one.  I don’t even do SNS. I honestly don’t like talking about my thoughts.  But when I do my solo activities, I have to talk about myself so I think I got better and better during D’SLOVE activities.

Q: You’ve gone to many parts of Japan; which food did you like?

D: I love beef tongue so I ate a lot of them at Sendai (Sendai is famous for beef tongue). We got them in our catering and I was able to eat all of the good tongues during this tour (laughs)

TOPIC2: NEW MINI ALBUM

Q: Nalbwa Gwisoon, which is the title song for new mini album DIRAITO, was originally written by G-DRAGON and the Japanese lyrics were written by HYADAIN. It is a special combination.

D: I love trot and I’ve always wanted to sing them.  The lyrics Hyadain wrote in Japanese are very very funny and I loved it so I decided I want him to write for DAEBAKIYA also.

Q: It is perfect for end-of-the-year parties.  Do you have any advice for those people who want to sing it?

D:  I think you will be able to get the courage to sing it by drinking alcohol (laughs)  There isn’t any party without alcohol right? Just grab one near you and you will be able to have the courage and sing it with your loud voice.  So the secret is alcohol (laugh)

TOPIC3: PERSON

Q: You’ve changed your hairstyle into a very adult-like style. Why is this?

D: I don’t even know why but I think I did it for my solo activities.  During D’slove tour, I kept thinking about myself and my music so I think my character became ‘darker/deeper’.

Q:  “Darker/deeper” meaning you are calmer and became an adult?

D: But I believe becoming an adult isn’t a good thing for a guy.  I think that guys should not forget about its youthful soul.  So I want to say that I still have a heart of a baby or an elementary school kid (laughs)

Q: But I think you are grown up.

D: I am a grown up baby (laughs)

Q: What kind of moments do you feel you are grown up?

D: I now have more responsibility towards work.  When I’m doing solo, I carry all the responsibility right? But when something big happens during these activities, it effects not only me but all the people around me.  When I think about these things, I feel that I’ve grown and I try to think more about these responsibilities now.

Q: What troubles did you have during solo activities?

D: Everything is troublesome because I have to make the entire 2~3 hours of the concert.  I keep worrying about how to make the enjoyable time with the staffs working with me.  I think that the preparation before the tour is the most important.  That way I can make the concert very enjoyable.  The year I have solo tour is the most enjoyable year.

Q:  Please give us a hint of how DOME TOUR will be like!

D:  Hint? Our strongest thing is the energy and the characters of each of us when we get together.  It’s a secret but we may sing songs that the fans wanted to hear for a long time.  Honestly, we are preparing for it right now and I have a headache.  We can’t even gather as five frequently so we talk using chat room. We are currently discussing with Japanese staffs.

Q: Opening act would be IKON this year.  WINNER already made a successful debut in Japan.  Do you communicate with them? Who are you keeping an eye on?

D: We don’t really have frequent chances to communicate, but we recently had a YG Family tour so I got to talk with them.  I feel that I don’t need to give any advice to WINNER or Team B because they already have the outstanding skills. As for Team B, they are still trainees but each of them have their own character and they enjoy the stage; I have no worries.  WINNER is really good too.  I keep an eye on JINWOO.  Because I want to experience his face (laughs)  If you have that kind of handsome face, you don’t need to work so hard on things. But he is such a hard worker. I’m always fascinated.  He is a good guy and I want to give him more advice.  By the way I am joking about his looks (that I want to experience it) (laughs)

Q: Final words to the readers?

D: Have you been preparing for parties? You have to prepare your stomach too.  We are preparing for the fun dome tour so please come see us.  Nalbwa Gwisoon is perfect for end-of-the-year season so please sing and dance to it.

Q&A

Q: What did you buy recently?

D: Smoked chicken breast.  I bought 10 of them yesterday. You can get them at SEIYU(grocery store). It is very good.  I recommend.  SEIYU sells smoked chicken breast! We are selling dome tour tickets! YAY! …I feel like I’m doing my job now.  I feel so grown (laughs)

Q: Japanese word you learned recently?

D: ROUNYAKUNANYO (trans: men and women of all ages).  I want men and women of all ages to enjoy Nalbwa Gwisoon! I’m doing promotions again. This is a great interview (haha)

Q: What kinds of little behavior/gestures of a girl that you’ve fell for?

D: My heart is on stop now so I don’t know (laughs) hmmm.. smile?

Q: What do you do during spare time?

D: I went to hot springs all by myself. Without managers/staffs. I even asked a random lady to take a picture at the station.

Q: No one noticed you?

D: There weren’t many people in the first place.  Not even on the bullet train.  I didn’t meet anyone at the inn so I was able to relax.  I enjoy being alone because I get excited like a little kid.

Q: What food do you like recently?

D: Konnyaku. Japanese convenience stores started selling ODEN. In Korea, we have oden that we must microwave but it is way better system in Japan.  I buy all the konnaku at the store.

Q: Which member do you frequently contact?

D: We have a chat room so I talk with everyone.

Q: Do you talk about dome tour?

D: No. We only talk about the tour for like, 1-2 minutes.  Five of us are ‘pros’ so we only talk about those important things quickly and get done with the conversation.  Then we talk about things that aren’t really important. Like, Where are you? I’m here. Where are you? (laughs)

"Hero" Avengers Imagine

Fandom: Avengers/Marvel

Pairing: Unspecified

Word Count:

Warnings: swearing, mentions of blood, mentions of getting shot

Request: Could you do an imagine where [y/n] just moves into the tower after being spotted as gifted with ice powers and she gets to know the team?xx

A/n: So this was pretty interesting since I’ve never really written one where the reader has powers yet, so I hope you enjoy, and thank you for the request!

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Yes, that’s an energy dome. Yes, “energy dome” is the proper term for what you’ve been calling “that Devo hat thingy.” And just as Devo asked “Are We Not Men?” this design from Josh Geiser asks if the Toads of the world don’t have just as much validity and personality as beings. Get it on a shirt now, and let everyone know that no matter how much life makes you devolve or get your head stomped on, you’ve still got a great attitude and the very best taste in everything. [GET IT HERE]

[Trans] SHINee WORLD J PLUS Update 160515 - DxDxD Special Edition Message From Jonghyun, Key & Taemin (3P)

[Translations]

How was our first Kyocera Dome concerts?
Did we look good?? ^^
We, ourselves, definitely want to bring back all of your happiness feelings from this concert too!!

I will treasure the memories today!
We really enjoyed ourselves~!!
Even after everything ended, Onew was still smiling and being excited over it (laugh) 
Thank you~!!
THANK YOU!!

[Translations]

Thank you for coming to our concert at such an amazing Kyocera Dome. 
I was happy that everyone was singing and jumping together with us!
The members had really lots of fun on stage!
I believe everyone is feeling the same right?

The stage which I have made a promise at the arena concert, I think I have fulfilled it today!
Today, the energy given by all of you will continue to give us strength for the Tokyo Dome so please give us your support till the end!

[Translations]

Today, having the first performance at Kyocera Dome, it is something really meaningful to us, SHINee. 
So just like how I have said during the first MC talk, let’s jump and sing together enough to tremble the Kyocera dome, really overwhelmed!
Thank you so much!
With only 2 remaining Tokyo Dome concerts left, we will give it our best and work hard till the end, so please support us!

This is really an inexpressible feeling!
Thank you~!!

Source: SHINee WORLD J + PLUS | S.M Entertainment Japan Inc
Credit: minoutshine
English Translations: Forever_SHINee[4]

Please take out with credits to Forever_SHINee!

Random Thoughts • Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 • Theories

So, now there’s only one episode left, and with everything that happened in Episode 4, I’m sure it’s gonna be a big one. Anyway, here are some thoughts and theories I have regarding what may or may not happen in the last episode of Tales from the Borderlands (obviously, there are spoilers under the cut). Don’t hesitate to comment or add your own thoughts.

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