world water supply

when the webby dust settles I hope david duchovny will consider wearing all of his jackets as capes 

anonymous asked:

Black Hat but they get turned good. Everyone is worried and freaking out.



A/N: So I decided not to do a reader insert for this one, my lovely Anon, as that’s how I interpreted this request, however if you would have liked to see something similar or more straight to prompt but in a self-insert format, I would be more than happy to try my hand at that for you as well! I just thought making his behavior a result of an illness would be more true to the character. :3&

Dr. Flug was downstairs when the first sign came that something was wrong. Black Hat strolled into the lab to, or at least Flug assumed, check progress on his newest creation: a death gauntlet complete with an assortment of rays and sprays to fend off attacks from pesky heroes.

Instead, however, Flug watched as his boss actually smiled. Yeah. Black Hat. Self proclaimed master of all evil in the known world.


Flug’s eyes widened. Something had to have happened. An orphanage explosion. A taint in the world water supply. Something to put the usually short tempered whatever-he-was in an actually good mood.

“Good morning Flug!” He smiled, “Up and working already? Do you ever take a break?”

Or it could have been a trap.

“J-just working on that d-death ray for the gauntlet you requested, Sir….” Flug replied nervously.

“Death ray?” Black Hat questioned, surprised, “That sounds dangerous.”

“It is sir, exactly as you requested it.”

“Well what would I need a death ray for?” Black Hat laughed, but not his usual, malicious one. One may even dare to say he sounded…jolly.

“Are you okay, Sir?” Flug asked, looking up to the taller man quizzically.

“Couldn’t be better, Flug!” was Black Hat’s quick response as he began to walk out of the Lab, “Keep up the good work.”

Okay, something was deffinetly wrong with him. Black Hat would never compliment Flug or his work so freely, even as a joke. This must have been serious. Flug began to worry and sweat beads appeared on the outside of his bag as he went to call Demencia.

All the hyper girl offered as a greeting was a high pitched hum. Flug, used to this response, just began talking in his rapid, nervous voice.

“Demencia! Have you seen Black Hat today?!”

“No.” She sighed, clearly disappointed about it. But her voice picked up slightly as she added, “Why? Have you?”

“Yes! Demencia! Look this is important! I think something’s wr-”

“It’s not fair!! Why does he always want to be around you!!” Demencia wined, going off on that tangent while Flug sighed on the other end.

“Demencia listen!! I think something’s wrong with Black Hat!!” Dr. Flug interrupted Demencia mid complaint, “He’s acting…nice.”

Demencia laughed on the other line, surprised that Flug actually had a sense of humor. But the concerned tone in his voice as he continued actually made her take something seriously.

“I’m not kidding!! Something’s wrong!”

The two grabbed 5.0.5 and made their way to the normally imposing villain’s office. Demencia shoved open the door, loudly declaring that they were there to bring the real black hat back to them. But her dissertation was cut short by the trio’s collective realization that the office had sun light pouring in and that the melancholy walls were a much happier powder blue.

“Hello, my friends!!” Black Hat smiled to them, a family of birds nesting on top of his head.

Dr. Flug and 5.0.5 stood dumbfounded, but not Demencia. She pounced onto her boss and began interrogating him immediately.

“Who are you and what have you done with my boyfriend?!” She yelled, shaking him by the collar of his shirt.

After a few seconds of watching this, Flug finally snapped out of it enough to run over to his boss, yelling at Demencia to stop while scanning Black Hat for any sort of disease.

He almost didn’t hear the device beeping off a positive response for a virus over all the yelling. But once Flug knew the condition, he could turn Black Hat back to normal.

“Demencia! 5.0.5! Hold him down! I need a blood sample to make a cure for him.” He said, typing furiously away on the machine’s keyboard. The other two villains did as they were told and held the giggling Black Hat down until Flug could prick him for a blood sample.

Minutes later, Flug delivered a shot that brought their grumpy superior back to them in no time. And as his true personality came back, Black Hat grew angrier and angrier. Clouds of black mist fixing all that this “good” Black Hat had done.

The walls became gray and black again, and the blinds drew themselves shut so that the fire which erupted in the nest on Black Hat’s…well…hat could burn brightly in the newfound darkness. The eggs inside may have been edible if they didn’t continue to burn to a crisp.

All traces of Black Hat’s morning were gone aside from his employees holding him to the ground and Flug still holding a needle. Black Hat’s eyes focused on the timid Dr. and soon he was chasing all three of them through the halls, just as hot-headed as always.

“Why did we have to change him back, anyway?” 5.0.5 wondered silently as they ran, “I liked him better when he was delirious….”

Hiccupy heart (Chapter 1)

Summary: It didn’t matter that Hiccup and Astrid used to be best friends, somewhere in grade school or middle school, back when life used to be fun, with him having plus one leg and one mother, before everyone hit their growth spurt. Until Hiccup finally got his soul mark; And guess who’s name was it? Astrid Hofferson. Soul mate AU. | Ao3

A/N: Special thanks to @slavicviking for helping me beta the initial draft of the chapter.

I would like to also mention that this story being set in Highschool does not make this a Highschool AU. Also, the story will be focused equally on both Hiccup and Astrid, aiming to be a Man/Woman vs. Self before we finally get to the sweet parts.

Without further delay.

For the umpteenth time, Hiccup found himself staring at the name imprinted on his left forearm; Hiccup still couldn’t believe his luck.

Astrid Hofferson

To answer his own questions of disbelief - Yes. Astrid Hofferson was his soul mate, unless, the gods decided to play a cruel prank on him, only to replace the dimly glowing blue runes on his left forearm with Astrid’s complete name on it with Mildew the following morning.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Can you explain the water thing to me on your unpopular opinions? Is something happening??

“Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers — in locations from India and China to the United States and France — have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water was removed than replaced during the decade-long study period, researchers announced Tuesday. Thirteen aquifers declined at rates that put them into the most troubled category. The researchers said this indicated a long-term problem that’s likely to worsen as reliance on aquifers grows.

"Scientists had long suspected that humans were taxing the world’s underground water supply, but the NASA data was the first detailed assessment to demonstrate that major aquifers were indeed struggling to keep pace with demands from agriculture, growing populations, and industries such as mining.”

from here:

“In 1995, World Bank Vice President Ismail Serageldin said, "the wars of the next century will be fought over water” [source: Village Voice]. The last war fought over water was 4,500 years ago in Mesopotamia , but other water conflicts have broken out since [source: Leslie]. The bloody conflict in Darfur, Sudan, that began in 2003 and killed as many as 400,000 Africans, started, in part, over access to a diminishing water supply [source: The Guardian].

“The Darfur conflict began locally and grew to encompass a region. In other regions, water may also strain relations between neighboring countries. Water is spread across geographic boundaries, which makes it difficult to determine ownership. Because nations may share a common water supply, animosity can grow over access to it, especially where it is perceived by one group that another is demanding more from the supply.

"This phenomenon is not limited to regions where many countries are situated near one another, but in regions of the United States as well. In October 2007, a 20-year-old dispute over water rights – which some call a water war – between the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia flared up. When the available water that supplies Atlanta's 4.5 million residents, as well as parts of Alabama and Florida, began to diminish due to a severe drought, tensions flared over the rights to the water supply. While the states' National Guards didn’t confront each other, the governors engaged in a publicity war, exchanging words instead of bullets.

"Water is inequitably dispersed on a global level. While developing nations scramble to provide their populations with water, they usually end up paying more for it, since they must take greater measures to get it. Developed countries can afford infrastructure that can deliver water cheaply and effectively to residents. This makes water seem cheaper and less valuable to the people who live there. While it takes about 12 gallons per day to sustain a human (this figure takes into account all uses for water, like drinking, sanitation and food production), the average American uses about 158 gallons [source: U.S. News and World Report].

"This illuminates a global divide over water. This divide could also fuel conflict and animosity between the water-haves and the water-have-nots in the future. While access to safe water is being seen increasingly as a human right, water itself is becoming a luxury item. For example, a diet rich in meat is associated with wealth, since meat is more expensive than grain. And while it takes about 1,000 tons of water to grow one ton of grain, it takes 15 times that amount of water to grow one ton of beef [source: Leslie]. As water grows in value, how will developed nations be perceived by those nations with little or no access to water?”

from here:

You can survive for two days without water. After that you will die. If you live in an urban area and rely on municipal water purifiers and pipes to get water to your house, when that water stops you will die. If you live in a rural area and don’t have a source of clean water on your property, you better find one or else you will die.

Even in a non-apocalypse situation. Drought, natural disaster, anything that disrupts our way of life. If you are not prepared and are not prepared to kill to keep yourself and your loved ones alive, you will die. Because panic and desperation make even your kindest neighbors thieves. Do not expect everyone to be prepared for an emergency. But expect to have to protect yourself from people who didn’t think to plan ahead.