[Tom telling that he will love his daughter no matter what as B’Elanna is crying is when I went from loving Tom Paris to him being my favorite character.]
I could write an essay on this scene. It is by far one of my favorite Tom scenes ever. I’m just going to paste it in to marvel at:
TORRES: And that’s exactly what he did.
PARIS: Oh, B’Elanna.
TORRES: Twelve days later. And he never came back.
PARIS: You can’t blame yourself for that.
TORRES: Why not?
PARIS: Because he was obviously unhappy about his marriage. He didn’t leave just because you told him to.
TORRES: You don’t know that.
PARIS: Look, whatever the reason was, I’m sure it was a horrible thing for you to live with. Wait a minute. You don’t think? B’Elanna, I am never going to leave you.
TORRES: You say that now. But think about how hard it is to live with one Klingon. Pretty soon it’ll be two.
PARIS: And someday I hope it’s three or four. I mean it. And I hope that every one of them is just like you. B’Elanna, I am not your father and you are not your mother. And our daughter is going to be perfect just the way she is.
TORRES: Do you really think so?
PARIS: I know so.
I love his look of utter amazement that she doesn’t know how much he loves her, or their baby. It is so B’Elanna that she can’t understand how much he loves her because she doesn’t love herself. And it is so Tom that he can’t comprehend how she doesn’t understand that he thinks she is awesome. This scene works so well because it is so them, that she could never understand why he wanted to be her friend, and then her lover. And this is just the zenith of that arc.
THANKS FOR THE FEELS MOLLY.
Lace Crowns — Quick Microwave Methodmakes ONE 18” crown
1/2 yard crocheted lace
- (Also look for “Cluny Lace” or “Dyeable Cotton Lace”. You can find the lace I used for these crowns HERE)
- Fabric Stiffener (I used Aleene’s Stiffen Quick)
- Small bowl
- Tacky Glue
- 1 sheet posterboard
- clear packing tape
- paper plate or parchment paper
- thin butterknife or offset spatula
- sewing pin
- Gold or silver metallic paint**
- Rubber gloves
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun or a jewelry adhesive (I used Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass & Bead)
- Vintage jewelry, rhinestones, jeweled scrapbook trim, etc…
Step 1: Place lace in a small bowl and cover with fabric stiffener. Soak for 15 minutes.
Step 2: While lace is soaking, prepare a crown form by cutting a 20” x 4” strip of posterboard. If using a smaller piece, cut two 10.5” x 4” pieces. Overlap by a 1/2” and tape together on the front and back.
Step 3: Roll the posterboard in to a tube, 17.5” in circumference, and secure with packing tape.
Step 4: Remove lace from bowl, allowing excess to gently drip back in to the bowl. Return excess stiffener to the original bottle. Wrap the wet lace around the base of the posterboard form. I used a spot of tacky glue to hold the overlapping ends of the lace together.Step 5: Put crown and form on a paper plate or piece of parchment. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds. There may be some crackling sounds in this initial phase. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments (depending on the power of your microwave, you might be able to go up to a max of 1 minute increments), until the lace is dry to the touch.Step 6: Remove plate from microwave and completely spray the crown (while still on the form) with stiffener. Return to microwave and microwave in short increments till it is dry to the touch.Step 7: Repeat the process of spraying and drying until you’ve achieved the desired level of stiffness. For me, I found that 7 spray/dry cycles was sufficient.Step 8: Remove crown from the form. You may need to slide a butterknife or offset spatula underneath to help loosen it. If some of the stiffener has closed up some of the holes in the lace, you can easily clean it out with the end of a pin.Step 9: Return the crown to the plate and microwave for an additional 30 seconds to a minute. When removed from microwave, crown should be completely dry and stiff. Set the crown aside while you set up your paintStep 10: Wearing rubber gloves to keep your hands clean, paint the crown, inside and out. Do not be surprised when the crown goes soft with the application of the wet paint. It will stiffen, harder than ever, when it dries.Step 11: Gently slide the wet crown back on to the posterboard form. Set aside to dry. You can use a hairdryer to help speed up the process, but DO NOT return the crown to the microwave.Step 12: When crown is dry, attach bits of glitz and finery with a hot glue gun or jewelry glue. I used bits of broken vintage jewelry that I dismantled with the help of tin snips.thanks to Jenn “rook No.17” http://www.rookno17.com/2012/02/lace-crowns-quick-microwave-method.html
Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
so that’s the function of a rubber duck
Everyone thinks programmers are so smart but really we’re all just a bunch of crazy duck worshipers.
- the kids bake her a cake. they burn it 3 times before harry bans them from the kitchen
- molly ends up making the cake
- ginny had suggested that a friendly game of quidditch between the extended fam and friends at the party would be a nice idea
- by the time the party comes around ron, harry and george have built it up into the most important competition of their lives
- bets have been placed, a lot of them
- hermione comments to luna that she hasn’t seen ron this wound up since the war ended
- luna’s wearing a huge hat with ginny’s face on it
- as everyone’s warming up ginny tells them off for taking it so seriously
- but the second the whistle blows her eyes light up and she takes no mercy
- neville ends up in a tree in a neighbouring field 300 metres away, he has no idea how he got there. a friendly gnome leads him back
- james sirius is more interested in throwing the quaffle at albus than anything else
- the game goes for hours, nobody is sure who wins as percy stopped keeping score halfway through.
- the argument on who won goes on for years
- ginny isn’t sure if it’s her best birthday ever or her worst
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Nabana no Sato : Amazing Light Tunnel Made of Millions of LEDs in Japan
The Japanese once again prove that they know how to leave us in awe: a couple of days ago a spectacular 7 million light installation was opened in the Nabana no Sato botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana.
What is justly called “the best light show in the country”, welcomes the visitors through the entry of a light-lit tunnel, where every tiny LED is enclosed into a botanically inspired light bulb. With the theme of this year’s project being “The Great Nature”, the gardens offer such installations as rainbows, auroras borealis and even a sunrise by the Mt. Fuji. A theme park usually focusing on flowers, will hold this Winter Illumination project till the end of March.
I’ve always loved these.
The American Hogwarts Houses
Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.
Good. Night. I’m done.
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
I AM ALARMED. WHICH ONE IS THE HUFFLEPUFF ONE? THE YELLOW ONE HAS BIRDS AND THAT CONFUSES ME.
It is AMERICAN houses, Ebil. Why would one be hufflepuff? Maybe you are a fox. Cunning, smart, LOYAL. Foxes stay with one mate all their life, in loff. If that ain’t loyalty, i don’t know what is.
The bear, bird, and wolf ain’t got that. Be a fox. Be strong. Be cunning. Be loyal. Be you and never let anyone crush you because while people only see cute and sneaky. You know who you are, and will not break.
Crest Animal- Timber Wolf
Colors- Blue and Silver.
Qualities- Selflessness, Responsibility, Teamwork
Those of the Wolfthorn house value Teamwork and Selflessness over any of the other houses. Like the wolf members of this house learn to attack problems as a singular unit towards a common goal. Each member works to understand each other equally and play to each other’s strengths. In order to do so each house member must remember to serve each other and not themselves, selflessness in teamwork to keep others at the forefront of their mind is the basic key element to any collective strategy.
House Ghost- Patient Pamuy.
The house ghost of Wolfthorn is a Hopi woman in her late teens, once the highly revered medicine woman of her village. When the soldiers from the east came in being both Native American and a pracitioner of ‘black magic’ as the soldier, she was the first to die in her village. After a series of gruesome acts commited on her. Now she roams the halls, patiently assisting the members of her house in herbology as it was always a love of her people to be in touch with nature to heal those around her.
Crest Animal- Ferruginous Hawk
Colors- Gold and Black
Qualities- Honesty, Intelligence, Patience
Like the hawk members of this house are patient and intelligent, always waiting for an opportunity to prove their intelligence with their brilliant plans and tactics. Like the hawk this house is sharp and quick with their wit. However, you will never have to know what these house members are thinking as they will let you know, they believe that honesty and intelligence go hand in hand since evidence and truth go hand in hand. The members of this house are very black and white and treat justice with openness. Lying and false information will get you on this house’s bad side quickly.
House Ghost- Confident Cruz
Once a proud Mestizo man in the Mexican Army, he now spends his days confidently recalling the events leading up to his death. Never failing to include each and every individual detail up until the moment of his death. He is proud that he fought for Mexico and for the land of his ancestors against white invaders. When talked to he will talk about Mexico as his proud homeland with nothing but glory and love for his home. Anytime a student has their history incorrect or twisted with the glorification of ‘settlers’ he will quickly and sternly correct them on who the invaders were, and who’s land belonged to who. He will not tolerate lies and false information of the accounts of his people and the basis for the fighting of his territory. However if asked about his military days he will more than likely start rattling off from childhood of admiring his strong father to his days as a soldier. He also enjoys teaching those who are interested in his culture and tries to get as many students interested in Dia de les Muertos.
Crest Animal- Red Fox
Colors- Red and White
Qualities- Loyalty, Cunning, Resourcefulness
The cunning trickster, is what most think of when they hear of the fox. The trickster who deceives men and dogs in order to live. However, what you might not think of is loyalty a fox has one mate for their entire life and remains loyal every season even though they are apart. Like the fox members of this house pride themselves on the loyalty to their friends and family. Willing to go to any and all lengths to protect their loved ones and ensure their happiness. Members of this house are also cunning and resourceful, they will find as many ways as they can to keep their head above the water with their loved ones. Because, no one can look after their significants quite like they can. A Foxcrest will do all that they can to succeed in the name of their loved ones, and in their honor.
House Ghost- One-Eyed Jacqueline Thibodeaux.
Once a proud voodoo queen in Louisiana this woman lived with pride and loyalty to her home of Zimbabwe. After being forcibly removed from her lands, brought to Haiti, and then to Mississippi as a slave. She used not only her skill in voodoo magick to escape, but her loyalty with the other slaves on her plantation. To escape the cruelty of the plantation, her and many other slaves escaped on the underground railroad. Using both her magic and cunning she was able to escape with her friends and what remained of her family from the horrors of plantation life to Louisiana where she made a name for herself with her voodoo. Becoming a highly regarded voodoo queen she then helped those with an inclination to magick to help free her brothers and sisters trapped on plantations and then giving them refugee in her home. Soon though, news of her operation spread. Using her divination skills she found of the plot to kill her and the escaped slaves, though she could only save herself and not the newly freed men and women, or save them and not herself. She made the quick choice to save them over herself, and stood her ground where she fought tooth and nail with her magick to ensure the survival of her brothers and sisters. She however lost the fight when a white man pulled a gun and ultimate shot her in the eye by sheer dumb luck. She is both a gentle, and helpful ghost who also ensures that students are well aware of the dishonor and torture she went through in the Americas. When asked for help she always seems to know that you were going to ask for help and appears to you before you have to go and find her.
Crest Animal- Grizzly Bear
Colors- Green and Tan
Qualities- Bravery, Curiosity, Leadership
Last but certainly not least the home of the bears. Bears are not the naturally aggressive creature but however are curious and have a hierarchy amongst their species. Just like the bear members of this house are known for their fighting skills and bravery, but are also extremely curious. Members of this house exhibit leadership characterstics and always fight for the top of the chain in any event or subject they’re in. Their competitve drive can sometimes lead to hotheadedness and aggressive outbursts with the other students giving them their bear qualities. Loud, boisterous, and certainly commanding students of Bearglove do not have a hard time making a name for themselves in someway shape or form.
House Ghost- ‘Doc’ Thomas Benton
Among the house ghosts he is the most resented, due to his megalomaniac attitude and his past as a serial killer. While in medschool in the 1920’s he sought any and all information to eternal youth as the drive to be the best in his field and to never die to pass on his superior knowledge. No one knows the true nature of his evil some say it was trauma others say it lied in wait. If you ask the other house ghost they will tell you that he was evil from the start and to his very core. While he was alive he under strange circumstances became a hermit, and soon dead animals were found on his land with strange markings carved into them. And then the farmer’s daughter went missing in his town. When townspeople found him he had carved strange markings on her and was mumbling in an incorherent language before tossing her off a cliff. Everytime he’s asked about his death he gives a new story each time, about the scars on his face. The other ghosts say it was one of his evil experiments done onto himself after the town found him killing the farmer’s daughter, in an attempt to save his own life.
Location of Lavaeudeen ,the Waverly Hills Sanitarium.
Built in 1910 and expanded to the enormous abandoned hulk it is today in 1924, Waverly Hills Sanitarium was opened to house tuberculosis patients as an isolation hospital. Doctors at the hospital carried out painful experimental surgeries to treat the disease, often with bloody results. One surgery of last resort involved opening the chest cavity to insert balloons into the lungs and another involved removing ribs to allow the lungs to expand. As many as 64,000 people who were admitted to the hospital died there over the years, and at least one employee is reputed to have hung herself in the laundry room on the fourth floor in the 1930s. Those who passed away at Waverly Hills were moved through the morgue and out of the hospital through the body chute that led cadavers out the back out of sight of the patients. Most of the hospital, including the morgue and body chute, remain intact today.
Or so the muggles think, with this story and the appearance by use of charms to give this school an abandoned look it becomes the hot topic of muggle ghost hunters. Allowing students to use the charms they learned in school and a bit of leg room for the ghosts. Strange occurances that are reported by ghost hunters are just your magical children having a bit of fun. When the hospital was abandoned, magical folk sought out a place to teach and form the magical youth of America. Under the guise of ‘helping mental patients’ they sent letters to families with ‘peculiar’ children to save them from the horrors of the muggle insane aslyums. As these asylums phased out the school kept up with appearances and altered the charms to make the muggles see a more and more decrepit abandoned building.
Behind the Name of the School- As a tribute to America’s very own famous voodoo queen and a desire to pass on magick the school was named for Marie Lavaeu
I am so done with this website.
FUCKIN HELLDefinitely Wolfthorn~I love me some Wolfthorn
@tassiekitty hey imma Foxcrest
Im so a Foxcrest
I am definitely a Hawkridge
My lords, when Donal Noye was slain, it was this young man Jon Snow who took the Wall and held it, against all the fury of the north. He has proved himself valiant, loyal, and resourceful. Were it not for him, you would have found Mance Rayder sitting here when you arrived, Lord Slynt… Jon Snow was Lord Mormont’s own steward and squire. He was chosen for that duty because the Lord Commander saw much promise in him. As do I.
this is my favourite version you cant stop me
THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WOULD IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY SOUNDED LIKE FROM LIKE— ELSE’A PERSPECTIVE OR SOME TINY UNNOTICEABLE FAIRY THAT MAKES NO SOUND
REMEMBER, WHEN DISNEY CHARACTERS BURST OUT INTO SONG THEY DONT HEAR THE MUSIC, JUST THEM AND WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THEM
AND THIS REALLY PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE JUST HOW
fucking weird these assholes are i mean like seriously what the fuck
It’s like living with a ghost - a very obliging, unobtrusive ghost with no particular hobbies and one hell of a work ethic.
When he and Steve first caught up with Barnes, Sam was expecting there to be more…well, drama. You don’t just invite a traumatised assassin with a seven-decade bodycount to move in with you the instant he’s cleared for release by SHIELD’s psych team and expect it to go smoothly. But for Steve - and for Barnes, who is turning out to be astonishingly likable when he’s unarmed - Sam was ready to weather the storm as their newest roommate settled into his post-Hydra life.
So far, the worst thing he has weathered is Barnes’ total disinterest in the coffee machine, which he ignores in favour of boiling heaped grounds in a pot on the stove - a failing offset by the fact that he’s making coffee in the first place, so that every morning Sam wakes to to the scent of a hot, strong brew wafting under his bedroom door. Other things Sam has weathered include a living space maintained in perfect military order, a collaborative overhaul of Stark Tower security to preclude even the slightest chance of unauthorised access, and a beautifully unfussy audience for his various new recipe trials. Barnes also has an uncanny knack for staying out of the way: he’s never using the shower when you want it or hogging the TV when your favourite program’s on or stealing that last brownie you’ve been saving in the back of the fridge. He’s a bit spooky sometimes, but he’s never an inconvenience.
He makes it so, so easy not to notice. Not even to think about it. And when the penny finally drops Sam is kicking himself, because of course this is an issue. An issue that he’s gonna need to deal with.
WHY WAS THIS CUT OMG
This would have been so great, and answered all those questions about where Hawkeye was *wails and gnashes teeth*
This would have been so amazing. I’ve now accepted as a canon. Somebody write me this fic.