M1: The Crab Nebula: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messiers famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star spinning 30 times a second, is visible as a bright spot near the nebulas center. Like a cosmic dynamo, this collapsed remnant of the stellar core powers the Crabs emission across the electromagnetic spectrum. Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is a mere 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. via NASA


Vince would /not/ speak perfect English (And I think I’ve clarified that in canon he does not speak English at all), but the reason I don’t know how I would write it exactly is that I don’t know how Yorshovian grammar works and how that would effect his second languages. But it would. If I knew how to figure it out.

It’s fine as it is now for the sake of clarity though. I think that I get across his character alright even without little things like that

“Messages” - Daddy!Calum one shot

Summary: A lengthy Daddy!Calum fic that chronicles the stages from babies to hardships to a beautiful family you can call your own. 

Rating: Explicit (A LOT of fluff, but smut is included) Enjoy - Xoxo

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anonymous asked:

Their break is nearing an end.... I'm getting kinda antsy as to how they'll execute the big bang aka Zayn's reunion with OT4. I still wholeheartedly believe this is a stunt, but I guess things are going just a tad too slow for my pace. How do you feel? I'd be honored to hear your thoughts :)

I think we are seeing a very real, very intense power struggle between M!M and the new team, and the boys are caught in the middle.  The stunt’s moving parts are not operating smoothy and fucking up the entire machinery—in particular, M!M and Little Mix:

  • We have M!M slowing down the stunt by prioritizing LM, but LM is still tanking.  Factor in Syco and 5H and shit gets messier.
  • We have the new team pushing for the stunt to wrap up, through what looks like reconciliation.
  • We have Zayn, who can swoop in and save the day now, but M!M wants him for Zerrie and the new team for the reconciliation.
  • We have Liam, who has been set up for the wrap up, but M!M wants him for Sophiam and the new team for the reconciliation.
  • We have the boys doing what looks like more “Harry and Nouiam” and “OT4 is a hot mess” crap, but it’s rather late in the game for that.
  • We have the boys throwing shade and dropping cryptic hints, from Harry’s return to B&W on Insta to Liam’s shade on Sophiam.

So it sucks hardcore, but I think we have to wait and see.  There seem to be fierce backstage battles whose effects we can glimpse in this mess, and I imagine the war between M!M and new team means we can’t expect an easy resolution with hearts and sparkles and rainbows and fancy wrapping with a bow on top.  It is tiring and obnoxious, I know.  But buckle up.

not that my opinion of blazblue is really that high to begin with but mori’s proposal to potentially make it a team-based game is worrying because making a game tag-team based is pretty much the one guaranteed way to make a game way gimmickier and messier for the sake of flashiness/fanservice

Hear me out: Les Mis Mafia AU where New York is controlled by two warring factions of the same family (linked by two sisters who were the daughters of the city’s original Mafia boss who were his only children and divided up the city between them, because fuck traditional patriarchal Mafia values), the Les Amis de l'ABC, led by the Enjolras’ family and the Patron-Minette, led by the young Montparnasse since his father’s death.

And both sides of New York are really loyal, because things are way better under these gangs than they were under the police and govt. People feel like they’re protected, and if the state fails to see that justice is done, the ABC, through bribery and intimidation, will see to it, while the Patron-Minette will use messier, but no less effective tactics. But though they are at war, both sides want to protect the citizens and ensure their lives are safe and decent, because the government is self-serving, image-obsessed and utterly-disconnected, whilst the police is neglectful and discriminatory, and everyone is utterly sick of both.

Then someone from the ABC side goes and falls in love with someone on the P-M side and vice-versa (doesn’t matter who, this works for almost every ship tbh, I mean, there’s the obvious exR, but you could also have Jehan/Courf, Bahorel/Feuilly etc.) and Romeo and Juliet-esque problems arise, but everything is resolved, preferably without death.

Also could feat. conflicted Javert who is sick of the ineffective negligence of the police, and believes these gangs are legally wrong but cannot ignore that their existence does much more good than harm, ex-smuggler of over-taxed goods and distributor of stolen bread Valjean and accidentally kidnapped Marius (’Sorry, Marius’, ‘It’s fine Courf’ ‘I really didn’t mean to get you mixed up in all of this’ ‘Really it’s fine’ ‘We promise to try not to kill you’ ‘Well that’s reassuring Courfeyrac’ ‘Say hi to Cosette for me, we hardly see her since her dad retired’ ‘I will’ ‘I am really sorry’ ‘Courf it is totally fine, can you untie my hands now?’).


Messier Monday: The Ultimate Trip

“It’s easy to simply say thing like “oh, another star cluster” or “big deal, another globular,” but if you take the time to actually peer into, examine and learn about each one, you start to very quickly see how diverse and varied each type of object can be. That glimpse into what this Universe is truly like, and how the laws of nature and the particles that exist come together to form all that we can perceive is what science is all about.”

After 110 consecutive weeks highlighting each one of the Messier objects, astrophysicist Ethan Siegel has completed a virtual online tour of the entire catalogue, with the greatest (publicly available) images and mosaics of each object available in a single, scrollable article. Time well spent!