Apparently it’s fun there.
Clifden Castle, Ireland
The castle was built by John D’Arcy (1785-1839) in a Gothic Revival style in the early 19th century. John was a man of drive, energy and determination. He founded Clifden in 1812 and built his castle around the same time. He was married twice and had fourteen children in all, leaving one to assume that this was a very full and noisy family home.
Following John’s death in 1839, the castle and town passed to his son and heir, Hyacinth. Like so many landlords in the West of Ireland, Hyacinth became bankrupt as a result of debts incurred during the Great Famine and in 1850 the town and castle went on sale.The new owners, the Eyre family from Bath in England, purchased the town and castle for £21,245. The Eyre’s lived at the castle until the 1920s when the lands were eventually purchased by the government and divided out among the tenants. Sadly, the castle had no outright owner and, in time, was stripped bare of its slates and timbers and eventually fell to ruin.
One of the interesting features of this property is the standing stones. D’Arcy had these stones erected to imitate other standing stones around Ireland. It isn’t unknown why he did this, but the stones have been surveyed and it has been determined that they are not as ancient as D’Arcy would have us believe.
The ruins are located west of the town of Clifden in the Connemara region of County Galway, Ireland.
No one can choose it for you.
“That wasn’t a leaf, that was page one.”
New layout! Although she doesn’t even watch Doctor Who, this is for inlovewithgagaloo because she’s flawless and deserves a lot of tumblr attention, so I’m giving you all instructions to go and follow her! ♥
Fitz shining a green laser light in Simmons's face in The Asset while Skye and Ward train.
Bucholie Castle (formerly Lambaborg, home of the Viking pirate Sweyn Asleifsson), Freswick Bay, Caithness, Scotland
Around 1140, a fortress called Lambaborg was first built on this site by Sweyn Asleifsson the notorious Viking pirate and robber. During his career he menaced the whole Western coast of Scotland, the Isle of Mann and Ireland until finally ambushed and killed while leading a raid on Dublin.
Early in the 14th century, Robert the Bruce granted Lambaborg and the lands of Freswick to the Mowat family. They remodeled the Viking stronghold into a castle and named it Bucholie after their estate in Aberdeen. Bucholie Castle remained in the Mowat family until 1661 after which it fell into disrepair.
Code of the Jedi
There is no emotion. There is peace. There is no ignorance. There is knowledge.
There is no passion. There is serenity. There is no chaos. There is harmony.
There is no death. There is the force.
Code of the Sith
Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
YES VERY GOOD. As much as I absolutely adore Skye/Fitz/Simmons (and Ward/Fitz/Simmons, and really any combination of the ot4), May/Fitz/Simmons is my absolute favorite ot3 on this show.
Simmons calls down May because she’s smart - she can’t confront Coulson about it, since he’s obviously much too close to the situation to think clearly. So instead, she goes to another authority figure, one who understands what’s going on but will be able to handle it appropriately. Simmons knows how authority works, she understands hierarchy and dynamics - so she goes to May because May would not only be able to explain it well to her and Fitz, but also be able to confront Coulson about it.
Like to me, May is half older sister, half maternal figure. For Fitz, it’s more older sister, especially with the pranking, but also because May is this intimidating figure that he knows has his back. For Simmons, meanwhile, May is more “nurturing” (in that May-way, where it’s not physical affection, but emotional support and genuine advice.) Which is probably another reason why Simmons goes to May about their findings; they don’t know how to deal with it, but they trust that May would.
I honestly need to see May sit down with Simmons at some point and tell her, to her face point blank, that she is doing a lot and they appreciate her. It can’t be from Coulson (because he’s already done it, a little, and Simmons, while pleased, would take it as more of good feedback than genuine appreciation). I really also need someone - probably Fitz - to tell May offhandedly that Simmons keeps jumping in front of bullets - and I need May to subtly (see: “I know what you’re doing and I’m doing it anyway”) help Simmons realize that you don’t need to jump in front of every bullet, you can dodge some too.
I also would love to see more of May appreciating Fitz’s humor. Because he’s definitely the one who tries to lighten the mood (along with Coulson and Skye at times but they’ve got a lot of personal ties to the situation right now) and I feel like May would understand that nesessity. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see an outright pay-off to May doing questionable things so the team doesn’t have to by May stepping in front of Fitz before he spirals off and does something he will regret later. I feel like Fitz is the most likely out of the three “babies” to do something rash without thinking when it doesn’t regard his own safety (read: killing someone). And May would definitely want to protect him from that, and would shove him out of the way and do it first.
Basically I love these three together and really want to see more of them. I’d really love it if in the next episode Sif says something about the tiny smalls (sans Skye since she’s still recovering) and May kinda smiles fondly “yeah they’re tiny small geniuses it’s pretty great.”
All of this.
Holy hell, all of this.
This is sooooo good!!!
"We’re so comfortable in the lab, it’s like we’ve worked here forever."