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Where I will post art, witticisms, stupid questions, and just a hint of fangirl to spice things up.

House Slogan: Growing Stronger in Space

PRIDE

The Erik to my Charles, the Scott to my Logan, the cluster to my fuck.

jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

(Source: ktt, via pangeasplits)

— 1 week ago with 111007 notes
#SPACE  #the final frontier  #I JUST WANT TO TOUCH IT  #Douglas Adams  #-hyperventilates-  #I want to be a spaceship captain 

Friday: Swag!Reiner from SNK (Part of a Swag!Trio group w/ Bertholdt and Annie)

Saturday: Ren from DmmD

Sunday: Mickey Mouse (I had an adorable Minnie too!)

It’s a bit late to make these a preview before the convention, but they can be a preview before I finally find all the pictures from the convention itself. Here was my lineup for Connichiwa in Tucson, AZ

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#reiner braun  #ren dmmd  #mickey mouse  #cosplay  #Con-Nichiwa 

jumpingjacktrash:

allons-ytobakerstreet:


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Time lapse images of Earth at night taken from the International Space Station.

god this planet is fucking beautiful

always reblog forever.

Holy crap the last one, you can really see the Great Wall from space!

amazziiingg

Earth is so beautiful omg.

reblog forever.

woah the lightning storm in the second last panel is amazing

Fucking amazing and so pretty :3

let’s just… send this around tumblr one more time.

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— 5 months ago with 269667 notes
#SPACE  #ISS  #Earth  #BUT SERIOUSLY SPACE IS THE SHIT 
castielcampbell:

circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:


Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
Sources: 1 2 3

are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

So basically physicists, scientists and NASA (and outerspace buffs) are kinda having a massive orgasm and freaking the fuck out right now.

castielcampbell:

circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

Sources: 1 2 3

are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

So basically physicists, scientists and NASA (and outerspace buffs) are kinda having a massive orgasm and freaking the fuck out right now.

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— 5 months ago with 192455 notes
#SPACE  #LQG  #Black Holes  #Science  #Astronomy  #DUDE  #HOLY SHITBALLS THOUGH  #CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME SPACE IS  #WE THINK WE FIGURE ITOUT  #AND THEN SPACE IS ALL LIKE  #LOL NOPE TRY AGAINMOTHERFUCKERS 

mehdiaraiise said: Congrats on that! I have to make the harness for a commission this month. I’ve been paid to do it in real leather too…so the pressure is on!

Oh man, we’re gonna do it in the nicest cheap stuff we can find, or if I can gather all the coupons. But yeah, good luck with that. So many measurements! Let me know if you need any good ref pics or anything, the knee diamond was giving me grief for a while there. And just a protip: if you can make the bottom detachable (see: snaps or buttons) that would be hella swell. I’ve heard from people they are super hard to use the bathroom in, and to get in and out of in a timely manner.

— 5 months ago
#mehdiaraiise  #costuming  #SNK  #AOT 

Guess who just drafted all the snaps and seams and loops for her 3D gear harness? Fuck homework, I’m gonna fly off into the sunset. Now to just make 5 sets of these bastards before the end of the year. -rolls away with ugly laughter-

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#SNK  #AOT  #Costuming  #send help 

escapekit:

Stars Bursting In The Night Sky

Australian photographer Lincoln Harris collection ‘Star trails’, surreal swirls in the sky, created from a multitude of long-exposure shots and the effect of the Earth’s rotation. 

(Source: lincolnharrison.com, via turtletotem)

— 6 months ago with 149257 notes
#Space  #Star Trails  #Swirls  #SWEET 
Reasons why I need the A in LGBTIAQ to stand for Asexual, not Ally

defira85:

Because my mother told me that all I needed to do was get drunk and lie back and let me husband have his fun. Because if I was drunk, I’d be more relaxed and it’d be over sooner

Because my sister told me that I was trapping my husband in an abusive marriage, and that one day he was going to leave me

Because both of them looked at me in disgust

Because my asexuality is considered to be as great a crime against my husband as a woman who has affairs and cheats on her husband

Because my cousin didn’t even try to understand, and just kept asking ‘but what about in five years? how will you feel then?’

Because I was so afraid of my body and so afraid of sex that I didn’t seek medical help for a legitimate question for over a year for fear of being labelled a deviant or something broken

Because I still ask myself at least once every day if my husband wouldn’t be better off without me

Because I still ask myself at least once every day if I’m broken

Because I still tell myself at least once every day that I’m pathetic and useless and an abnormality

Because I love my husband with every fibre of my being, but everywhere I turn I’m told I really don’t, because love = sex

I need A to stand for Asexual because nobody ever talked to me about asexuality even when I was an outpatient at the women’s hospital for 18 months, and everyone told me desire would come in time

I need A to stand for Asexual because we are literally invisible, and so unimportant that people assume we don’t even need representation, because everyone assumes our lives must be bland and unimportant and lacking in challenges or bigotry

For every asexual that wants a relationship, for every asexual that does not want a relationship, for every asexual who has not yet come to terms with their identity, for every asexual who was told we were abnormalities, for every asexual who was told we just weren’t doing sex right, that we needed a good fucking, that we needed to be drunk, that we needed to relax, that we needed to be raped

We need representation, and we need visibility

That is why the A needs to stand for Asexual, and never for Ally

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— 6 months ago with 31001 notes
#Thank you  #Asexual  #LGBTQA  #About me