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Hi! I stumbled upon your blog randomly and saw the writing prompts thing, if you don't mind, i would like Lightning and Hope with #1 (from any of the ff13 series)

The world ended. They know because they ended it together, as a family. At least, as much a family that their broken group could be.

Then, the world ended again. This time they were scattered across time and space and reality. But they were still family, albeit with new members.

Finally, the world ended a third time. This time, they were all together. Everyone. Even those who were only with them in spirit the first time the world ended. The world ended and when they woke up this time, there was a new world.

A new world and everyone was scattered as if they had never known each other, never fought together, never became a family together. But much like the first time the world ended, they all found each other and things were right except for one thing.

Lightning.

Months passed and everyone fell into habits and lives, including Hope. Letting his intelligence show without shame, he dove into research and physical training. His days were filled with studying, training, and going to the edge of town every night. There, he pulled out Lightning’s knife and whispered her name, both her old name and the one she took because she had to be strong.

There was no answer.

It didn’t bother Hope. He spent five hundred years calling out for Lightning and knowing she couldn’t answer. But he would still call out and wait because she did the same for him years and years ago when he was nothing but angry, scared, and grieving. They were partners.

One night — Midsummer — Hope stood on the edge of town as everyone else was celebrating. Everyone had come home to celebrate the longest day in the year and be with their hodgepodge family. More members had trickled in, this time from Noel finding the rest of Snow’s NORA team. The party became more raucous and Hope wanted a little peace and a chance to get away from the couples pairing up and vanishing into the darkening night.

Vanille called out to him to join her and Fang as they watched the bonfire but Hope had to go out and call for Lightning. Fang shushed her understandingly and let Hope step away.

That night when the entire family flooded the town, when Hope went out to call for their one errant member, a shadow stepped from the darkness.

"Light!"

"There you are," she answered, hiking her bag higher up. "I should’ve known you all would end up by the ocean. Is NORA here too?"

Hope walked into Lightning’s open arms and hugged her. He met her shoulder, now. It had been so long since they ended the world for the final time.

"I missed you," he admitted face buried in her shirt, still clenching her knife.

"I missed you too," she agreed and bent down to kiss his forehead, a sisterly gesture much like every time they touched. He beamed and took her hand.

"Come on, if we make a big enough commotion we might shock some of them enough they’ll come out half dressed to see you."

They ended the world three times. This time though, this new world, everyone was together and Hope wanted it to stay that way.

ya know..

southernalchemy:

"You shouldn’t be depressed, you have so much to be happy about!"

First of all, if I could will myself out of depression, it would have been the first fucking thing I did. Like I haven’t thought of that already.

Secondly, what a fucking insult.

Fucking preach, boo. <3

(People don’t know I’m depressed because I am a goddamn THESPIAN and was trained from a very small age to believe that no one would care even if I did ask for help/tell them.)

leftforbed:

special thanks to filthyknifeear for helping me put this together

see you in the meme hell

Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

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Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

“Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

(via elenilote)

(Source: thalassarche)

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

Fenris/M!Hawke for the kiss thing. :3

It was an accident, Hawke claimed to the sniggers and elbow joggles of Varric and Isabela. The ruins around Sundermount were strewn with rubble and vines; how was he supposed to know that he’d trip over one as he jogged to meet up with Fenris right after a spider ambush?

According to the others, the fall was rather spectacular with Hawke pitching forward and windmilling his arms to try to stop from falling. Fenris tried to stop his fall but Hawke’s heavier frame took both of them down together.

What wasn’t entirely an accident was what happened while the two rogues were laughing hard enough to bring the damn mountain down on all of them.

Sprawled out on Fenris’ chest — how he could still prop them both up with his elbows, Hawke didn’t know — Hawke got a close up view of the delicate linework in Fenris’ skin. It glittered faintly despite the lack of light at the moment. Unable to look away and intensely curious, Hawke followed the path up past his collarbone, over the swell of Fenris’ slightly bobbing Adam’s apple, and stopping at his chin where the lines ended under the curl of Fenris’ lower lip.

"Wow," Hawke breathed, the movement of his lips brushing the lines on Fenris’ chin. They leapt to life, glowing in time with the resonance Hawke felt thrumming through him.

Clawed gauntlets sank through Hawke’s mage robes. He pulled back only to have the claws prick his sides.

"Do it again," Fenris breathed, trying to make sure Varric and Isabela couldn’t hear. When Hawke hesitated, he snarled, "It didn’t…hurt. Kiss me again, Hawke."

Needing no more encouragement, Hawke dropped a quick kiss on Fenris’ chin. Ducking lower, in the move to actually lift himself from Fenris, Hawke pressed a kiss to the soft skin between Fenris’ jaw and throat. Fenris’ throat worked, moving Hawke’s beard, as his skin glowed brighter at the touch.

By the time they both stood and separated, Fenris’ lyrium lines weren’t glowing but both of their faces were.

Naturally, that’s why Varric and Isabela decided to tease Hawke mercilessly.

proximalcardia:

lil-c0met:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

yes

Word!

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

tastefullyoffensive:

[dubyawinfrey]

tastefullyoffensive:

[dubyawinfrey]

atane:

‘Am I Next?’: Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager

H/T

Every kid in low SES neighborhoods are asking this question. Hell, they’ve had this question in their heads for decades when a cop drives by.

Kiss Art Challenge

jadeprince:

flockoflamingos:

tokidoki-hokeypokey:

Give me a pairing and a number and I’ll draw them kissing.

(don’t know if this is already out there, but I suddenly felt like doing it)

  1. on the forehead
  2. on the nose
  3. on the cheek
  4. on the eyelids
  5. on the ear
  6. on the lips (cute)
  7. on the lips (passionate)
  8. on the chin
  9. on the neck
  10. on the shoulder
  11. on the back
  12. on the hand
  13. on the foot
  14. on the leg
  15. on the chest/torso
  16. on the butt
  17. on the naughty-bits

I make no guarantees that I will complete these, but hey

I need something to make me feel human. Maybe some quick sketches. 

Only Dragon Age and Mahou Shounen Fight! pairings. Non-canon pairings are A-OK.

Send me these but I’ll write a kiss (because me and drawing do not mix) for you! If I don’t know the pairing/fandom, I’ll do my best okay?