This infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix Nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.


anonymous asked:

love is too big for my hands

that’s okay, it’ll just find another space inside to settle into, you’ll never lose any of it

‘Last week, I discussed how to introduce your character in the first few lines. This week, I look at rounding out your character by adding layers of characterisation.

The theory

Before we look at examples, let’s consider some theory:

1.   Show, don’t tell: when it comes to characterisation, it’s critical that you show the reader who your character is, and not tell. An effective way to do this is to use dialogue and action in a scene, but it doesn’t stop there. You can add details about a character’s appearance, manner, spaces, and possessions.

2.  Appearance: how does your character dress, what accessories does she wear, and how well groomed is she?

3.   Manner: how does your character interact with the world around him? Think of his speech, gestures, gait, and any habitual movements he may have.

4.   Spaces: what does your character’s house look like? Her office? Her bathroom cabinet? Her fridge? Think about virtual spaces too – what does her Facebook profile or Instagram account look like?

5.   Possessions: this is less about the possessions in your character’s spaces, and more about his relationship to certain possessions. What is your character’s favourite possession, and why? What does he always take with him when he leaves home? Include significant details only: as writers, we want to create real characters. We need to be careful, though. There’s a fine balance between creating a rounded character, and boring readers with the minutiae of your character’s life. To avoid the latter, pick only those details that pack the biggest characterisation punch, and then weave them skilfully into your story. It’s a bit like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for your readers to follow.

Create interplay between these elements: it’s not only the individual elements of appearance, manner, spaces, and possessions that are effective in showing who a character is, but the interplay between them.’

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my dash is dead af

honestly i need some new blogs to follow and yeah so if you post

- all time low
- fall out boy
- twenty one pilots
- teen wolf
- american horror story
- cool stuff like abt space i dunno sorry
- panic! at the disco
- blink-182
- sum 41
- mayday parade

or honestly if u just wanna reblog this i promise to check out ur blog!!! i will probs follow like 99.95% of ppl that do reblog it so yeah pls reblog :-)


After a few hours and episodes of Last Man On Earth, I’m feeling a lot better about last night. That show is so funny and I needed to laugh and lighten up. 

Truthfully, I know that by staying with Michael I’m settling as far as being in love is concerned. If I had stable parents then I’d leave him and move in with them in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I have a loving dad living in a 1 bedroom above a dive bar in MD and a difficult mother living in a tense, stressful home in the sticks. 

What’s best for my daughter is a comfortable home in a good environment. She has a mom and a dad(-like person). She has her own space and nursery. Everything is clean and no one yells from one room to another. 

I hate to put my life out here for everyone to see sometimes. I feel so bare letting you know that I’m staying in an unhappy relationship simply for the location, but in my case it’s what’s best for us right now. If I were alone I’d take a job as a live in nanny or rent a room for cheap somewhere. Those just aren’t options with a baby in tow.

In the meantime I’m working on my long term goal. I’l do it for the resume, no matter how long it takes. I’ve applied at a few luxury apartment buildings and since I have a current employee reference and a great customer service background I feel good about my chances. It could mean super low rent in wonderful locations. Cross your fingers for me. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was sort of wondering if you could recommend any funny/lighthearted Big Finish? Thanks

Of course!

My favourite standalone ones are:

  • Bang-Bang-a-Boom!: A Eurovision Song Contest whodunnit! Set on Deep Space Nine Dark Space Eight! Starring Mel! It’s beautiful.
  • Other Lives: A cute, sunny, rompy little story about the Eighth Doctor and his friends. Has some adult themes and scary moments, but overall it’s just seriously adorable. 
  • The Wings Of A Butterfly: This one’s written by Colin Baker! And it’s about bras and underpants! It’s great
  • The Auntie Matter: I love Wodehouse. I love Big Finish. They’re a match made in heaven.
  • The Scorchies: Jo is making a thing! Just look at that cover. Look at that glorious cover.
  • The Sound Of Fear: I have a soft spot for Iris. This is one of my favourite episodes of hers — funny, sweet, cute, it’s got everything.
  • Find And Replace: One of the softest, sweetest audios Big Finish has ever done, in which no one even gets hurt, and the day is saved with the power of hugs. And Iris is in it! Very highly recommended. 
  • The Kingmaker: I struggle to find words for this one, because it’s so good. It’s not written at all like a Doctor Who episode, and everything is weird and silly and overly timey-wimey. And then the plot falls into place, and you go “oh”
  • The Maltese Penguin: One of my favourites, a really sweet film noir parody starring Frobisher. 
  • The Dark Husband: Don’t let the title fool you — this one’s light-hearted as anything. It’s also a bit of a Seven/Ace ship manifesto. Very cute.  
  • The One Doctor: This one is beyond silly. It’s got stupid jokes about IKEA shelves, and there’s toilet humor, and a really incapable villain, and it’s pretty much a panto on audio. 
  • Fanfare For The Common Men: Beatles episode! I’m a Beatlemaniac so I may be slightly biased, but I adore it. 
  • Oh No It Isn’t!: Nicholas Courtney as a talking cat making balls jokes. Seriously. Buy this one. 
  • The Beautiful People: There’s something about Four and Romana that makes them especially suited for comedy episodes. I love this story.
  • The Time Museum: Is Ian Chesterton a sweetheart? Ian Chesterton is a sweetheart.
  • Max Warp: TOP GEAR PARODY!
  • Living Legend: A short (and hilarious) adventure for Eight and Charley. Available for free!
  • The Light At The End: The big epic essential anniversary special, starring everyone. Really sweet, like a big sugary birthday cake. 

Keep in mind that all of this is still Doctor Who, so there will still be death and heartbreak and all that on occasion. But you’ll (hopefully) be giggling throughout. :D

tbh going to a smash tournament was such a good choice for me cause even though i came 13th i still got a lot of positive feedback on how i play? so many people complimented me on how i play like saying i was really good at spacing and controlling the stage and shit and its stuff i dont even think about while playing so it was really cool, even stuff like when the commentator mentioned how i played a very aggressive yoshi was cool  i like being noticed


April 21, 2015 – Full Floor Gramercy Co-op Loft

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Stunning renovation of a full-floor pre-war loft! Exquisitely re-designed by Shamir Shah in 2013 for luxurious living and effortless entertaining, this 3-bed, 3-bath home of over 3,000 s/f boasts triple exposures, sun-drenched, open living spaces and soaring 11’ ceilings. A private keyed elevator opens to a long, bright corridor lined with built-in bookcases that leads to three large and distinct living, dining and entertaining areas.

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