And the thing is this was SUDDEN and without much warning. My dad does Skywarn and they got activated AS the storms happened (he was coordinating ranger radio calls because there were people trapped on trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains!).
First the earthquake, now this?
And it would all happen when I’m living in a 4th floor single and my boyfriend is in Russia. D:
(P.S. I hope your power holds out! My parents haven’t lost power for longer than a couple hours as of yet, but I know some of my friends are still without it. This is just so ridiculous and terrifying.)
Departed Williamsburg for super fun Winchester trip
About… two hours in, suddenly we have this light show of the ages (translation: TONS of lightning, but no thunder or rain)
Then all of a sudden it becomes WINDY AS HELL and starts raining
We’re talking the car being shaken back and forth by this wind, it was terrifying
So we pull over into the parking lot of a restaurant to wait it out
Suddenly, TONS OF LIGHTNING and the power goes out around us
I screamed. Loudly. This was basically exposure therapy for my thunderstorm phobia. I didn’t enjoy it.
It comes back on and we decide, ‘FUCK this, we’re seeking shelter in the restaurant’
When we get in the hostess asks if we’ll be dining in; cutting to the chase, Rachel replies, ‘It’s the apocalypse out there.’
To which I add, ‘Can we just get some coffee and wait out the storm?’
Which we did
It calmed down a bit so we continued on and we found this HUGE tree down across one of the lanes of the highway, but since it was so dark you couldn’t see it until you were almost RIGHT in front of it, so that seemed reeaally dangerous
And then tonight I got about five texts, three emails and at least two phone calls from my college going ‘SHIT GUYS WE SAW A TORNADO HIDE YO KIDS HIDE YO WIFE THEY DESTROYING EVERYTHING OUT HERE’
Okay so yeah this is actually happening! So far we’re still planning where this might be taking place, the suggestions have been skype and LJ if its going to happen off tumblr.
But I kind of had an idea to make a group for it then we’ll just tag our posts for it Highschool AU and I’ll reblog them all into the group or something so we can keep track of all of them because my blog for one is just a loki rp and not made specifically for the highschool AU (I dont think anyone feels like making new blogs either)
So far the taken characters are
Loki Thor Bruce Tony Natasha (yes I gots us a Natasha!) And possibly Steve?
But everyone else is open, feel free to join in, everyone is welcome! 0:
I do have one other idea for how we can do this, there is a word document thing which requires no log in and allows multiple people to make posts onto it under different colors. It also has a built in instant chat and is only accessible to people who have the link. That could work.
I have to do some searching through my skype archives but I will find it. :0
There’s also the option of a Tinychat room or something, or a Livestream (idk how either of those work)? Hopefully something that can store chat logs at least, for those of us who aren’t on to RP so we can read back through. Does Google Docs support that capability? I have a gmail account so I can chat through there. I also have an AIM account that I haven’t been on in AGES because nobody uses it anymore lol
GoogleDocs could work actually. That way the RP could be in the document part and OOC chat could be in the chat sidebar. It totally has that capability.
… also I’m the Bruce, right? XD Or did I make a bad assumption here?
Because seriously, nobody batted an eye when I was little and walked out of the theater after seeing Toy Story proclaiming, “Woody is so cool! I want to be just like him!”
Nobody cared that I was a little girl looking up to a male…
More of my male friends want to see this than my female friends. So yeah. This also reminds me of how when I was little I wanted to be a priest and was so disappointed that being a nun was my only option. I didn’t want to sew in my room all day, I wanted to conduct Mass! God bless the nuns who do what they do though. Even at that age I knew I never could.
Whereas I had a friend who really wanted to be a nun, and was crushed the day she learned that nuns were Christian rather than Jewish. That does remind me of a fun snarky Jew story. Some Jewish people put oranges on their passover table nowadays. This is because when women were trying to get the right to become rabbis one of the male rabbis declared, ‘Women have as much place in the rabbinate as orange do on a passover table!’ In response to this, people started to put oranges on their passover tables in support, and when women finally earned that right (in reform synagogues at least) they remained.
Sometimes us Jews can be snarky and hilarious.
I think I’ve reblogged the post itself before, I just really wanted to add on to that nun part.
My grandfather has begonias that are descendants of the begonias that Albert Einstein himself personally raised (apparently Einstein really liked begonias).
If the plants take to where they’re planting them, he’s going to pot some for me and once they’re stable drive the begonias down to me so I can keep them in my dorm room.
I will own begonias that came from Albert Einstein.
(Also once I own a very likely permanent place of my own, if there’s a place to do so, he’s going to buy me a cutting from the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton. My future is full of science-related plants oh my god.)
Loki would be that not-quite-geek, the drama club president or something who hides his geekiness well but is still semi-popular.
Thor is obvs the quarterback, the Warriors Three are all first-string players and they all wear their varsity jackets ALL THE TIME BRAH.
Sif is the cheerleading captain, because she’s the most serious about competing. She only joined the cheer squad because her friends are on the football team, but she likes the position of authority and doesn’t abuse it.
Steve pitches for the baseball team and the highest-ranked ROTC member and a boy scout so that he can enlist and be an officer in the Army right away. He’s a bit of a hit with the ladies but doesn’t really know how to romance so he mistakes their hitting on him for general niceness. He makes it a point to bring flowers to his female teachers at the end of each year.
Bruce and Tony are best bros and take all their AP science courses and shop classes together. They’re the co-captains of the Science Olympiad team and Mathletes, run the tabletop RPG club, and host a CoD:MW3 tournament every few months for charity. They run a small computer repair business out of Tony’s basement; Bruce lives on the same block and is constantly at the Stark house.
Clint does track, but secretly runs the archery booth at the local renaissance faire every summer. He’s that guy in the drama club who is only in it for the stage fight scenes.
Natasha is the beatnik type. She doesn’t do many activities, but she’s a huge sucker for world lit and usually has her nose in a book while going from class to class. She suprises Steve when she joins ROTC herself for the drill team. She spends lunch periouds with Clint, listening while he tells outlandish stories.
Erik Selvig is a science teacher that runs AP Chem, AP Bio and AP Physics. They take up his entire day, but he’s fine with it because Tony and Bruce are the only kids he could ever stand to have all. day. long.
Nick Fury is the Seargant in charge of ROTC, and immediately below him in rank is Maria Hill. Sgt. Fury is known for being a little eccentric. He took the ROTC job after recieving a purple heart for catching shrapnel in his eye, but didn’t want to retire from service. Nobody knows how he pulled the strings to stay in the military while missing an eye.
OMFG YES, SOMEONE WHO SHARES MY VIEW OF THE CHARACTERS PERFECTLY.
I’m so excited I had to get up holy shiiiiit.
*EXCITED BOUNCE* We somehow need to make this happen cause cheesy or not I’m pretty sure it would be fucking great.
I don’t know many rpers nowadays though, especially not for the avengers.
Crazy minds think alike! <3 <3 <3 It would have more cheese than a fondue pot but idgaf it would kick so much ass!
Me neither. The best RPer I know hasn’t seen Avengers yet at all. But a highschool AU would be SO MUCH FUN ugh it’d distract me from college!
JENI what say you?
The one change I’d make is, as some point or another, Sif goes, ‘Fuck this nonesense!’ and forces her way onto the football team herself.
But! I’d totally be up for this. I’d probably make a damn good Bruce. XD
Okay I’m really pleased with the rest of the Doctor Who blends now that I’ve finally put them together, so I’m posting a preview of the flavors now. The links and everything will go public later tonight after I’ve finished the label art <3
Captain Jack Harkness: [ceylon sonata, rooibos almond, chocolate chip] A smooth, timeless blend guaranteed to charm anyone off their feet. You can take it to bed, but it will probably keep you up all night.
Martha Jones: [assam melody, sesame, rooibos caramel] A calm, rational tea with an edge of bravery (don’t question how a tea can be brave, it just CAN). The perfect tea for thrill seekers.
Donna Noble: [irish breakfast, cinnamon, orange] At first glance you may assume this tea is plain, simple and maybe not very interesting, but let it stick around for a while, and you’ll discover what a comforting (and often exciting!) presence it will quickly grow to be.
Martha and Donna sound delicious oh my goodness. Rose sounds interesting, although I’m not sure if it’d be my thing.
obama is awesome and doesn’t deserve the shit he’s given on a daily basis because at least he’s trying to better the country and i’d say that after 8 years of being ruled by a dumb as fuck president, there is a lot to fix and most of it can’t be fixed overnight and if you actually think he was going to fix it within four years, then you need to sit down and think about what you’re expecting from one person
i’m going to find the person who decided that peter parker is tony and steve’s baby and punch them in the face repeatedly.
“hey dad, remember that time you emotionally blackmailed me into agreeing to go along with you when i didn’t know what i was agreeing with ‘cause i saw you as a father figure and trusted you? and then you coerced me into revealing my identity on national television which threatened not just me but mj and aunt may, that was great! yeah, and that was the time you gave me an iron spideysuit that recorded all my biometrics so you could use them against me even though i thought you trusted me! hilarious! d’you remember that it was also the time you threatened to guantanamo me even though i was on your side, ‘cause i thought it was wrong to imprison people without trial for the rest of their natural lives unless they registered? and then i realised i couldn’t stomach hunting down our friends like they were colleagues and defected, so you tried to beat the shit out of me, and then when i managed to escape that, you sent a couple of registered supervillains after me and i nearly died! good times, good times. yeah, so hey. dad.”
merida’s sexuality is deliberately left ambiguous, which is groundbreaking and revolutionary for a disney princess movie
choosing to feature a female lead who doesn’t fall in love with a man and whose fate does not in any way involve a man is a groundbreaking and revolutionary choice
merida might meet a nice guy in the future and marry him on her own terms
but as it stands and as she is depicted in the film, she has no interest in men or marriage
therefore, screaming, “but merida is straight! it’s offensive to suggest she’s gay just because she doesn’t want to get married!” is nonsensical
because there are plenty of queer young women who have no interest in men who are coming to terms with who they are and who finally have a heroine to look up to
and who are you to say that they can’t view merida as queer and identify with her on those grounds
who are you to say that heterosexual is the default setting
that perceiving a character of ambiguous sexuality as anything but heterosexual is “offensive”
that in the first disney princess movie to feature a single princess, we’re somehow “sexualizing” merida by viewing her this way
that every straight disney princess who came before her can be affirmed in her heterosexuality but it’s wrong to affirm merida even in ambiguous homosexuality
people who see merida as queer are not “ridiculous” or “wrong”
heteronormative, homophobic society is ridiculous and wrong
Clarification, because I’ve been blogging a lot about this:
it is not ridiculous for people to choose to interpret Merida as queer if they want to do so
it is ridiculous for media outlets and people who are not seeking queer interpretations as a form of empowerment to automatically assume she must be INTENDED to be perceived as a lesbian just because she has no interest in marrying one of three dudes she has never met before in her life at the age of fifteen
Being a straight teenaged girl does not mean you innately want to get married to whatever heterosexual boy will have you
this is the most ridiculously offensive thing I have ever heard about straight girls and I can’t believe we’re hearing about it in the twentieth century.
Wanting to get married is not the defining trait of straight girls.
Wanting to get married is not the defining trait of straight girls.
Wanting to get married is not the defining trait of straight girls.
Just like wanting to shoot arrows, rough-house, have more freedom, or ride horses are not defining traits of being a lesbian. Straight girls can want to do those things, too. And lesbians can want to bake and wear dresses and be princesses and get married if someone would fucking let them.
Your attitude, method of dress, personality, or views on marriage do not define who you are romantically attracted to, at all, the end, period.
Hahahaha ever since Saturday the Korra finale seems to make me angrier and angrier. As a storyteller and as a fan of solid storytelling, it is an atrocious mess! I stand by the creators are amazing directors, amazing concept artists, amazing producers, but wow are they terrible writers. They have absolutely no understanding of dramatic convention, and so the first season of The Legend of Korra suffered greatly from terrible execution, and the core ideas were so good it should’ve been a gamechanger. It should’ve been the most brilliant thing on television and instead we were given a 12-week narrative case of blue balls.
Disclaimer: if you enjoyed/love/fanatic about Korra, by all means continue to do so! I enjoyed a lot about Korra. In fact that is why I am so frustrated. But that aside, this is meant as a critique and a dissection and as such you can take it or you can leave it. Nothing I have to say will change the show, nor will anything I have to say will have any effect on what season 2 will bring. Mostly I have been ranting about it to everyone on a daily basis since Saturday and this is my way to finally just. get. it. all. out. So this is me shouting into the ether for my own cathartic glee.
Tag! You're it! The rules are to state 10 random facts about yourself. Then, go to ten blogs and tell them they are it :)
I’m a mezzosoprano that lilts towards alto when I’m in good voice
I don’t like perfumes that smell sweet and tend to only buy stuff that either smells like citrus or has a really subtle scent, like green tea or the ‘clean’ scents that are supposed to smell like laundry or rain
I got a $50 credit card giftcard for participating in a focus group today
I spent it on absurdly cheap Bath and Body Works stuff, The Artist, a tape measure (so I can make my cosplays finally), a Super Secret Thing of Awesome for Gracie’s birthday and coffee
I’ve been in a relationship for four years and even I’m kind of confused by that; this past weekend was the first time in those four years that I went more than 24 hours without talking to him, and that was because he was in Moscow without internet (yes you may gag now)
I have an unhealthy addiction to Qdoba it’s just so damn good
I really enjoy cooking and like making meals for people, but I hate spending the money for good ingredients because I am poor/whenever I get fresh things they go bad long before I use them because lulz dorm life
My general personality changes depending on the length of my hair; it’s one reason I don’t think I could ever grow it out again. (I don’t know if this is because of associations of long hair to a bad time for me mentally or what, but everyone in my family has noticed that I’m generally more upbeat the shorter my hair is. XD)
I’m very good at talking people through their problems, frustrations, and moods. I’ve had a lot of practice being the mediator. I had to get good at it.
Um uh um. My favorite kind of tea is genmaicha. I first had it iced at AMA in 2008 and have been hooked ever since.
next wednesday’s the fourth of july aka get ready for 96 million annoying posts about freedom
let’s start now it’s never too early to be free
Lol I love the sarcastic American freedom posts
I need someone to gif the bit from Newsroom where the (assumed right-wing) guy says ‘Freedom and… freedom!’ as his answer to the question of ‘Why is America the greatest country in the world?’. I would use it so much for just such a cause.
In Russian, they have a special form for your name when its being called. When you’re calling someone, they’re generally using your diminutive nickname, which always ends in an a or ya because its feminine to be cute. So whenever you’re trying to get someone’s attention, you just chop off the ending (and add a soft sign, but you can’t always hear that). So if my name was Kolya (short for Nikolai, cool right?), someone would shout Kol!
The child’s name was Asya. …
Apparently Rachel (oh man a third Rachel) and I are about as mature as you because we were laughing at this for a solid minute or so.