Prompts for Pie 25: Clint Babysits


(For tehnakki, who wanted DJ and Izzy.  She wanted them exploring the Tower and I FORGOT THAT PART, so I’ll have to write her a sequel.  Because I suck.  Izzy is on loan from Copperbadge’s excellent Anklebiter series, used with permission and safely returned.))

“Penguins, penguins, penguins, penguins-”

“Breathe, Izzy,” Clint mumbled, one hand fumbling for his coffee. “It’s too early and Poppa’s too asleep for this right now.”

She sucked in a long, audible breath. Held it, her eyes huge in her face. “PENGUINS,” she said on a massive exhale.

Phil chuckled, and Clint hid a smile behind his coffee cup. “I think she wants to see the penguins,” Phil said, flipping a pancake with an easy hand.

“Ya think?” Clint said, yawning. He scrubbed a hand over his face. “Ready for the aquarium, Busy-Izzy?”

She stared him down, her eyes narrowed. “Penguins,” she said, her tone full of awe.

“How many pancakes can you eat, Izzy?” Phil asked, plating the first batch.

“Seventeen,” she said.

“Seventeen.” Clint propped his cheek on his fist. “Really. Seventeen pancakes.”

“Yes. Wait!” She twisted around in her chair, her legs bouncing in the air. “Phil, do I get to use the Dora plate?”

“Sorry, it’s in the dishwasher,” Phil said. He set two pancakes in front of her. “You’re going to have to make do with the happy robot plate.”

“Then I can eat fourteen,” Izzy told Clint.

“Makes sense,” Clint said, because Izzy logic was the best logic, and he wasn’t even going to pretend otherwise.

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Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams

Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

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Prompt by rose-on-the-mountain: near death confession

Oh boy, that took me like forever ^^°


Later that day:

Oh god they are so perfect, these little goobers!

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No but I need an AU where Steve and Tony go to comic con but they don’t know that each of them are going and they want to stay incognito so Tony dresses up as Cap but then this Iron Man cosplayer in a super accurate suit comes up to the only bearded Captain America he sees and is like. 

"Tony is that you?"

Tony stares for a moment and recognises that it’s his actual armour and presses a helmet release button on one of the side panels and it’s Steve dressed up with a fake moustache and beard drawn on too under the faceplate and he just smiles like a big goof and apologises for borrowing Tony’s armour without his permission and they both walk around the con posing as each other and trying to act like each other for kicks. 

Filtration systems are surprisingly complicated :O
suggestions and criticisms welcome; I haven’t actually finalized this yet.

Filtration systems are surprisingly complicated :O

suggestions and criticisms welcome; I haven’t actually finalized this yet.


*ahem* ot a new four-foot fishtank recently, so, inevetably, I went driftwood hunting! 

They’re oak, as far as I can tell, and beech.


My sister’s terrarium garden is one of the loveliest things I’ve ever seen.

Photos by Heidi.

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Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

What the D:

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Process of Yuzen - The making of a kimono

Now I understand why real kimonos are so expensive.

One of my kimono was made using Yuzen. I have it hanging on a wall because it is a work of art worthy of being adored.

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