ok it can be argued that blue team has had 7 freelancers (the argument would be wrong But)
florida, wyoming (married in by florida), sister (agent hawaii), south (that one really small point during s6), tex, carolina, and wash
wait lets not forget
north (in-law bc of south) york (married in by carolina) maine (married in by wash)
AU where Grey is a mad scientist and creates Wash out of assorted cadavers and dotes on him and calls him her little baby
you could be sad about your otp but consider:
- one making awful breakfast for the other and the other eating it because they appreciate it that much
- one putting their ridiculous music on in the car and singing along while the other sits in the passenger seat with their head in their hands
- the two of them going down to the beach and one getting sunburned really badly so the other slathers them with aloe gel when they get home
- one getting home from work later than the other and stretching out on top of them like a big lazy cat while they sit on the couch in front of the tv
- one inexplicably bringing home an animal and refusing to drop it at the shelter so they and the other have to take care of it
- the both of them going out to a park and getting ice cream to sit with and eat on a bench
- one sending memes to the other while they’re at work so much they turn their phone off in exasperation
- one giving the other their jacket and not getting it back from the other until it stops smelling like them
As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.
The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.
The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.
As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.
My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.
I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.
These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.
Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.
The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.
You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls
Q:Oh my god, the pancakes thing is super duper cute and amazing. Caboose makes the best pancakes, but he also sets the kitchen on fire and reverses the polarity on the fridge to make it into a microwave. Would Donut add fruit to his? And maybe Grif makes the best chocolate chip pancakes?
there’s a part of me that doesn’t really believe I actually sat down today and contemplated pancake making technique of 13 idiots from red vs blue and then actually drew it out
yes! donut is all about colour and presentation. He’s an expert at fruit and syrup decorations and cute drawings with batter. I bet he makes awesome crepes and waffles. Pancakes are not his best sugary breakfast food.
I kind of want to amend Donut’s place on the graph a little because he makes sugary goods super sugary but that’s not necessarily bad per say it’s a matter of personal taste as well so I feel I should move his bubble up on the tasty axis a bit
Grif though, Grif def makes the best basic pancake. simple, clean and almost perfect. Add a bit of chocolate or blueberries to spruce it up just that bit and you have near perfection. but he won’t complicate more than that. that tips the effort vs payout just a bit too far for him.
okay but after seeing this title
I can’t be the only one who thought of
General Goomblast’s Famous Tea Cakes
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup pecan pieces, for garnish
Preheat over to 400 degrees. Mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and nuts until dough holds together. Shape into 1 inch balls and place, spaced evenly, on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until set but not brown.
In a microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate chips for 1 minutes. Mix in whipping cream and top each cake with mixture. Add nuts for garnish.
-For the authentic jager experience, replace 1/2 or all chopped nuts with the same amount of chopped roasted crickets, and do not garnish.
-For fruit the fruit filled variety, leave out nuts or replace with crickets as suggested above. Place the balls in greased cupcake tins, add a 1 1/2 teaspoons of jam or fruit preserves of your choice to the center of each, and bake. Glaze with 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of water mixed together and added over the top of each in 1/2 teaspoon servings.
-For custard, sweet potato, or pumpkin filled cakes bake in greased cupcake tins and pipe with filling from a pastry bag once finished. Glaze with above recipe or not at all.
Q:Suckington superhero au where Tucker gets super powers from an alien artifact, Wash is in love with his alter ego, Sister is in love with Tucker, and Tucker doesn't know how to handle this situation while trying to stop an alien invasion.
See see if I ever write a super hero AU like this, Wash will be a cop but ALSO a superhero and his power is just like Claire’s from Heroes he’s unkillable/heals and as a result takes a lot of risks he shouldn’t with Tucker yelling in the background and Tucker knows who Wash is but Wash doesn’t know Tucker. Kaikaina’s is Tucker’s girlfriend and doesn’t know they’re super heroes but she totally thinks those super heroes are hot, Tucker we should try to threesome one of them.
Kaikaina eventually becomes a super hero too, but she doesn’t have any powers, her super power is that she’s Kaikaina Grif. She gets away with telling people she’s got some superstrength.
At the end of the first book an alien crash lands in front of them and this big alien tumbles, literally tumbles out and they’re like “FUUUCK OH NOO” but the alien just kinda sits up and is like “blllarg?” and Tucker’s like *super hero voice* “Who are you? Why did you come here?” And the alien looks up at him and goes.
"You’re Lavernius Tucker?"
"Tucker…you are my father."
Cut to black.