“Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky, husband and wife pilot team. They hold the record for longest sustained neural handshake, over eighteen hours.”
“I’ve heard of them. Perimeter patrol on the Siberian Wall.”
“That’s right. Under their watch, it went unbreached for six years.”
Today a little girl (maybe eight or so?) came in with her dad and got a One Direction calendar. While he was bagging their stuff my coworker asked her what her favorite One Direction was, to which the girl replied in all earnestness, “Niall’s my favorite but I’m going to marry Harry.” When asked why she revealed that her older sister had laid prior claim to Niall’s hand in marriage.
We managed to keep straight faces until they left the store and then burst into giggles behind the desk. (Not mean giggles! Just honestly amused and charmed giggles).
Rio de Janeiro (by Fanguide WM 2014)
Ah, that glorious moment when someone asks, “Whatcha doing?” and I scramble for an answer that’s *not* “Rereading a 250,000-word fanfic about kidnapping, torture, amnesia, and sibling incest.”
I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m reading the news.
If anyone asks me what I’m doing on the computer, it’s only ever “reading the news.”
she’s perfect i want to be her
WHO IS THIS AND WHY IS SHE NOT MY WIFE?!
Valerie Kasanita Adams (formerly known as Valerie Vili), ONZM (born 6 October 1984) is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion. She currently holds the New Zealand, Oceanian, Commonwealth and equal World Championship records with a personal best throw of 21.24 metres.
Adams is one of only nine athletes (along with Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event. She is the first woman to win four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships.Also she’s 6’4
I don’t usually go for the muscled look. But I definitely want to touch hers.
Oh yes, and the sort of “everything good is bad” darkfic take is not one I’m personally interested in. But I just feel like time and time again in fic someone questioning their authority or demanding a mechanism for accountability is a red flag for that person being Bad, and this makes me even more uncomfortable than pretending it’s not even an issue. (Massive hypocrisy? Perhaps).
Nothing particular happened in fandom, there’s just a sort of… tacit, underlying assumption that of course SHIELD couldn’t be sketchy and of course the only reason anyone would question Our Heroes would be malicious intent and what do you mean assassination is actually illegal and, like, I do think the MCU has the rose-tinted glasses screwed on so tight that the moment you try to take them off it all falls apart, and I am okay with that as long as I’m firmly believing that all this happens in Pretendy Fun-Times No Reality Land, because as soon as you try to inject realpolitik into the situation, at least for me, the glaring conclusion is that Our Heroes are actually probably morally wrong. (And possibly legally wrong!) And there is just a sort of blanket… not just denial (because I am cruising up denial in a fucking pleasure yacht here) but actual dismissal of this throughout the fandom that really gets to me sometimes.
Men are seen at the window of a train as they make their way home at Karachi’s Cantonment railway station on July 27, 2014. (Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)