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Pacific Rim AU ~ Chuck / Raleigh
Chuck lives, but only because he was turned into a vampire. Raleigh’s been taking care of him since, and man, it hasn’t been easy.

Raleigh doesn’t recognize the body on the floor – and not just because the man’s throat has been torn out – and it’s sick, but relief sweeps through him at that. Because that means this guy wasn’t a local in town, and it’ll be easy to get rid of him. And it’s fucked up, but Raleigh’s almost grateful that so many people go missing in Alaska enough as it is.

He finally nods at Chuck, who’s been staring at him since he walked in, looking strangely expressionless, and he moves around Chuck to start cleaning up. He’d known it wouldn’t be easy after Chuck had come to him like this a few months after the Breach had been closed; come to him a monster. He’d known he was basically signing his life away to take care of a newborn vampire – a vampire that one: shouldn’t exist, and two: he had to keep a total secret. Because if Herc ever found out what Chuck is, who knows what that would do to him? No one should have to bury their children, sure, but no one should have to see their children become bloodthirsty killers either.

“I didn’t go looking for something to eat. He broke in,” Chuck says blankly. Pauses for a long moment and his eyes search Raleigh’s face intensely. “Was gonna rob us.”

“Yeah,” Raleigh says gruffly, nodding again. Because it’s hard to talk to Chuck when there’s red staining his lips and chin. It’s hard to even look at him.

“He had a bloody gun…. He shot me,” Chuck says, louder this time, emotion finally coming back to him. And Raleigh figures that explains the bloodstained tear on the shoulder of Chuck’s shirt, at least.

“Sure, self-defense,” he says. He bends to pick up the corpse, but Chuck abruptly grabs him by the lapels of his coat, and shoves him up against the wall – he still doesn’t know his own strength sometimes, and Raleigh flinches. “Christ, Chuck – I gotta take care of this.”

“It wasn’t self defense,” Chuck says. He bites the words out through his fangs and Raleigh can smell the blood on his breath.

“What do you want me to say –?” Raleigh starts to ask.

“He would have shot you too if you were here,” Chuck cuts him off, and his eyes are wide with something Raleigh can’t really place. He always gets into weird moods like this after feeding. “I was just protecting this house, yeah? My family?”

Raleigh softens. Decides to give Chuck the validation he needs. Because he cares too much for Chuck than he’ll ever admit, because he cares that Chuck considers them family. And hell, they are all one another’s got left in the world. “Yeah, Chuck – I know.”

Chuck searches his face again, his eyebrows stitching together, and then he makes a strained little noise in his throat and shakes his head. “I got angry… I couldn’t help it. And I was so hungry,” he says, and now he sounds too emotional, like he’s going to cry. Raleigh sometimes forgets he’s not the only one who has to deal with this, forgets that it’s just as hard – if not harder – for Chuck.

He nods again, reaching up to put a hand on Chuck’s shoulder. “It’s gonna be alright,” he says. “I promise.”

He goes to move away – because that body is going to start stinking soon and he needs to get it out of the house – but Chuck grabs him again. Pulls Raleigh to him and clings to him like a child. Sighing a little, Raleigh wraps him into an embrace and tries to ignore the smell of the blood. Figures he ought to be used to it by now.

“I’m sorry,” Chuck says into Raleigh’s neck, his lips practically brushing against Raleigh’s skin — which would scare any normal person, Raleigh figures, but hell, he can’t even count how many times Chuck’s fed from him anymore.

“I forgive you.”

It’s all fucked. But Raleigh’s in too deep to give up on him now.

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Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties and it has also been used for hundreds of years in cosmetics because of its perceived skin healing propertiesWhat are the Benefits of Chamomile?
Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Muscle twitches
Wounds, burns, and scrapes
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers

tydolatry:

Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties and it has also been used for hundreds of years in cosmetics because of its perceived skin healing properties


What are the Benefits of Chamomile?

  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Muscle twitches
  • Wounds, burns, and scrapes
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
  • Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers

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buzzfeedfood:

16 Creative Ideas for Healthy Yogurt Toppings

i just bought a shit load of greek yogurt so hell yeah

My mouth is watering….

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baapi-makwa:

did-you-kno:

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The Three Sisters :), mandaamin, mashkodesimin, & okosimaan. Still the best way.

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did-you-kno:

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The Three Sisters :), mandaamin, mashkodesimin, & okosimaan. Still the best way.

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jebbybean:

some random pages. need more? let me know

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thedappergentleman:

From Dolce & Gabbana to Paul Smith shoes, know your type!

This is actually really interesting information that I did not know.

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thedappergentleman:

From Dolce & Gabbana to Paul Smith shoes, know your type!

This is actually really interesting information that I did not know.

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ajuliettetlalli:


16 HERBAL TEAS with Health facts to put on your grocery list
1. Nettle Tea
Nettle is made with the leaves of stinging nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of nature’s best remedies for an assortment of ailments including anemia, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems.
2. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a popular herb that’s used in teas worldwide. Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people relax and deal better with their stresses. Some people are allergic to chamomile and should avoid taking the tea. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.
3. Ginger Tea
Ginger is an energizer and a stimulator. Drinking ginger tea both stimulates and soothes the digestive system. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea. Arthritic people have found ginger tea helpful since it has anti-inflammatory properties.
4. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint is a fragrant herb that makes for a soothing drink. Peppermint helps you digest foods better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. Peppermint is prescribed to people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gallstones in capsules. A cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting, especially if you suffer motion sickness. If you have heartburn, don’t drink peppermint tea as this might aggravate your condition. Peppermint tea brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks. The natural mint flavor of the herb helps to freshen your breath. Other health benefits of this tea are control of muscle aches and chronic pain, clearing of congestion and mild coughs, mild asthma and reduction of stress.
5. Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is made out of the dried purple, pink and white colored flowers that grow on lavender shrubs. Used as a scented herb for many centuries, lavender’s medicinal uses have been appreciated and documented for centuries. A cup of lavender tea can soothe your mind and body, inducing sleep. If you are feeling down and depressed, a cup of lavender tea can help uplift your spirit.
Lavender tea helps sooth and treat flatulence, colic, bowel infections and an upset stomach. Lavender tea can be used as a wash on the chest to help reduce cough, bronchitis, asthma, cold and other respiratory issues. For both children and adults, lavender is used to reduce body temperature during fever. Lavender also has healing properties; use a wash of lavender tea to help heal wounds, cuts, ulcers and sores.
6. Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm tea is fragrant to drink and is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores, or genital sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. Mix lemon balm leaves with valerian to treat anxiety, stress and insomnia. Lemon Balm contains several properties, which control herpes and also regulate the thyroid.
Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach, sooth the digestive track and reduce flatulence. Drink lemon balm tea if you suffer from nerve pain. Drinking lemon balm tea also helps strengthen memory and brain functions and also uplifts one’s mood.
7. Rosemary Tea
Rosemary is not only good for cooking but makes a healthful and highly beneficial tea. Rosemary can help your muscles to relax. Additionally, rosemary is an effective digestive aid as well. If you have gall bladder and liver complaints, drinking rosemary tea regularly will greatly help relieve your symptoms. Rosemary tea also relieves cough and mild asthma symptoms.
8. Hibiscus Flower Tea (Sorrel)
Dried Hibiscus flowers are made into a tea that offers very high health benefits. Hibiscus tea is known to lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol and strengthen the immune system (it’s rich in Vitamin C). Hibiscus flower infusions have known to reduce hypertension as well, in people prone to this condition. A recent study reveals that hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Red zinger tea and sorrel tea contain hibiscus.
9. Green Tea
Green Tea comes with such a host of health benefits, that it’s called the ‘wonder herb’ by tea drinkers and medical practitioners alike.
Drinking green tea lowers cancer risk and also inhibits carcinogenic in cigarettes and other compounds when imbibed. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols, which help suppress free radicals. Green tea also stops certain tumors from forming. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby promotes heart health. Green tea also lowers blood pressure, prevents and fights tooth decay and dental issues, and inhibits different viruses from causing illnesses.
Read more…

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ajuliettetlalli:

16 HERBAL TEAS with Health facts to put on your grocery list

1. Nettle Tea

Nettle is made with the leaves of stinging nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of nature’s best remedies for an assortment of ailments including anemia, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs and colds, congestion, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder problems.

2. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a popular herb that’s used in teas worldwide. Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people relax and deal better with their stresses. Some people are allergic to chamomile and should avoid taking the tea. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.

3. Ginger Tea

Ginger is an energizer and a stimulator. Drinking ginger tea both stimulates and soothes the digestive system. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea. Arthritic people have found ginger tea helpful since it has anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a fragrant herb that makes for a soothing drink. Peppermint helps you digest foods better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. Peppermint is prescribed to people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gallstones in capsules. A cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting, especially if you suffer motion sickness. If you have heartburn, don’t drink peppermint tea as this might aggravate your condition. Peppermint tea brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks. The natural mint flavor of the herb helps to freshen your breath. Other health benefits of this tea are control of muscle aches and chronic pain, clearing of congestion and mild coughs, mild asthma and reduction of stress.

5. Lavender Tea

Lavender tea is made out of the dried purple, pink and white colored flowers that grow on lavender shrubs. Used as a scented herb for many centuries, lavender’s medicinal uses have been appreciated and documented for centuries. A cup of lavender tea can soothe your mind and body, inducing sleep. If you are feeling down and depressed, a cup of lavender tea can help uplift your spirit.

Lavender tea helps sooth and treat flatulence, colic, bowel infections and an upset stomach. Lavender tea can be used as a wash on the chest to help reduce cough, bronchitis, asthma, cold and other respiratory issues. For both children and adults, lavender is used to reduce body temperature during fever. Lavender also has healing properties; use a wash of lavender tea to help heal wounds, cuts, ulcers and sores.

6. Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea is fragrant to drink and is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores, or genital sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. Mix lemon balm leaves with valerian to treat anxiety, stress and insomnia. Lemon Balm contains several properties, which control herpes and also regulate the thyroid.

Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach, sooth the digestive track and reduce flatulence. Drink lemon balm tea if you suffer from nerve pain. Drinking lemon balm tea also helps strengthen memory and brain functions and also uplifts one’s mood.

7. Rosemary Tea

Rosemary is not only good for cooking but makes a healthful and highly beneficial tea. Rosemary can help your muscles to relax. Additionally, rosemary is an effective digestive aid as well. If you have gall bladder and liver complaints, drinking rosemary tea regularly will greatly help relieve your symptoms. Rosemary tea also relieves cough and mild asthma symptoms.

8. Hibiscus Flower Tea (Sorrel)

Dried Hibiscus flowers are made into a tea that offers very high health benefits. Hibiscus tea is known to lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol and strengthen the immune system (it’s rich in Vitamin C). Hibiscus flower infusions have known to reduce hypertension as well, in people prone to this condition. A recent study reveals that hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Red zinger tea and sorrel tea contain hibiscus.

9. Green Tea

Green Tea comes with such a host of health benefits, that it’s called the ‘wonder herb’ by tea drinkers and medical practitioners alike.

Drinking green tea lowers cancer risk and also inhibits carcinogenic in cigarettes and other compounds when imbibed. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols, which help suppress free radicals. Green tea also stops certain tumors from forming. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby promotes heart health. Green tea also lowers blood pressure, prevents and fights tooth decay and dental issues, and inhibits different viruses from causing illnesses.

Read more…

yessss

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tierracita:

truebluemeandyou:

A Guide to Jewelry Chain Types from Design Thrift here. For better resolution go to the link. This is one of my favorite “new to me” blogs. 

For Jrahrah

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slenders20dollars:

Giveaway:

(Since the first one failed because some bastard from the shipping company took it, I’ll do it once again)

I don’t know what to call this. My, my.

If you win, I’ll let you choose one each.

You know what to do, reblog as many as you can but please be careful to your followers. So take it easy.

You can follow me or not, I’m not a bias. But I’ll be updating this thing. It’s your own choice.

If you cut this message I’ll cut this deal.

Message me if you want some more information.

Let the giveaway begin.

(This ends in July 29, 2013)

PS: Reblog it directly from me. If you didn’t reblog it from me, it wouldn’t count.

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Today In Latin American History

Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín died in Baltimore, Maryland on March 10, 1999 at the age of 78.

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Reblogged from bigbeautifulblackgirls
bigbeautifulblackgirls:

Sheer Top: PenningtonsJeans: Forever 21 Heels: TorridAccessories: Forever 21www.flawscouture.com 

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

Sheer Top: Penningtons
Jeans: Forever 21 
Heels: Torrid
Accessories: Forever 21

www.flawscouture.com 

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Not Your Grandmother’s Tailor…5 African Designers That Make Clothes In My Size

followingherfootsteps:

Happy 1st of the Month Everyone! No, No, No — Happy Women’s History Month!! I decided I’d show some love to five African women designers who have encouraged me to love the skin I’m in by making beautiful beautiful clothes! So following my post last week ‘For Girls Whose Thighs Touch’  I received so many emails and messages from other thigh-touching sisters about how the piece meant so much to them and how they felt they could identify with so many of the issues raised…but —- *surprise surprise* — many of them also wanted to asked me about —-CLOTHES! Just what do women over size 14 wear? Well, for starters I can say TIMES HAVE CHANGED! With the rise of super cool fat-shionista’s like Gabi Fresh (who I adore!) we aren’t wearing Mumu’s or clothes sewn for us by our grandmother’s tailors. 

Now as a Nigerian woman I have to say I feel like style is in my DNA. Anyone who know’s Nigerian’s knows that they like to ‘dress’. From jean’s and tees to buba and iro, lace and shokoto — Naija’s like fashion! And while there has been more and more African fashion available on the interwebs from young and upcoming designers very often these clothes don’t go beyond a size 12. So, just what does a fashion-loving-bright-print-wearing-step-outside-of-your-comfort-zone size 14 - 18 (depending on my mood) African woman like me wear? Here are are few of my favourite African designers that make clothes in my size…

1. CHiCHiA — I have a love-love relationship with this brand.  I absolutely adore everything CHiCHiA and in 2009 I was honoured to be the brand’s official muse (which I wrote about HERE). CHiCHiA is a funky, eclectic, bright line created by Tanzanian-born Christine Mhando. The best part about CHiCHiA for me, is that Christine doesn’t leave ‘us’ out and makes her clothes in a variety of sizes (and if there isn’t something in your size that you absolutely love, just drop her an email I’m sure she’ll consider custom making it for you! :) 

p.s. Two things you should know: 1). I am wearing makeup in this pic and DO NOT look like this everyday LOL and 2). The outfit I’m wearing below (is a Size 16 UK) and is from her 2010 Autumn/Winter Collection but she’s just put out a spring/summer collection that’s to die for! 

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2. MAKSI Clothing

Again, I’ve written about my beloved MAKSI before HERE. Founded and run by two Ghanaian sisters, Abynnah and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah MAKSI has come to be known as a sort of African H&M. With really comfy and cool clothing. It is definitely my go-to brand when I’m looking for something edgy and elegant (see pic below) and also something a bit more casual. Again, they do not forget us and all of the coolest pieces coming in a  range of sizes (up to an 18-20 I believe). You can find out more about MAKSI here (but I should also say their men’s collection is exquisite! I have been eyeing a few pieces from the men’s line to add to my wardrobe *hint hint*)

*The outfit below is a Size 16/18 UK 

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3. mina danielle - I happened upon this line quite by accident a few years ago and quickly became a groupie! beyond the fabulous clothes i was inspired by what mina danielle stood for: 

“here at mina danielle, we are cognizant of the marginalized bodies of the world and those left on the margins. at mina danielle, we choose to challenge the notions of beauty. because we allow our clients to self identify, our goal is to create a space and canvas for womyn from around the world, of various shapes, sizes, religious affiliations, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, trans identified, inter-sex, age and (dis)ability. whether marked or unmarked mina danielle celebrates and accentuates the beauty that is the human body. so go ahead enjoy the mina danielle experience. clothing is now not only fabulous, but political. this is what re(defy)ining looks like. this is mina danielle.”

YAS!!!! I am super excited to soon own my very FIRST mina danielle piece and the 2013 collection will be online soon!  

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4. Rue 114

Now, I discovered Rue 114 on tumblr about a year ago and have steadily lusted over every single piece! The brainchild of Ghaniain designer Serwah Asante Rue 114 runs from sizes 0 – 32 (there is something for everybody!) Her motto is,“Great style should be available in all sizes because fabulous, fierce, kick-ass women come in all sizes!”. I adore the skirt below and am looking forward to owning some of Serwah’s pieces in 2013! 

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5. Nakimuli

(nah-KIM-u-lee): originates from Uganda; means flower. Nakimuli, in my mind, is a label that epitomises ’youthful,’ ‘fresh,’ and ‘funky’. Designed by Tennille Nakimuli Shanae McMillan, Nakimuli is an exclusively limited quantity-produced ready-to-wear clothing line for young women that is youthful, fresh, and funky. About her line Tenille says: 

“We aim to go beyond the traditions of women’s fashion and explore more of the imagination, what could be rather than what should be. The world we live in often dictates what we should wear and creates millions of it. We at Nakimuli want to create a fashion revolution: replace the cookie cutter model with one that embraces individuality, comfort, and fun. Become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.”  

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So I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! :) I hope you leave feeling inspired and beautiful! Now go check out and support some of these sisters rockin’ us out in some amazing gear! 

In Love, 

aMiNa 

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crackerhell:

rydiahighwind:

Here are some extremely useful pose guides made by Aomori over on deviantArt.

This is mostly just a reference for myself because I just lost these and couldn’t remember where to find them, so I’m not going to bother tagging.  But I thought some of my followers could also possibly use these too.

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