Last week’s solar activity made many aurorae hunters around the globe very excited. For Australian photographers, the height of possible auroral activity occurred during the day – where the light from the sun overpowers any auroral light. 

Photographer Julie Head said she, “Was out hunting for the aurora last night [September 12], which didn’t eventuate. Just happened to turn around and face north and noticed the halo around the moon, looking seaward. It was really quite pretty”. 

Julie didn’t come out empty handed, while the auroral activity wasn’t as extreme as some predicted, she was still able to catch a weak aurora earlier in the night (see link):


IMAGE CREDIT AND COPYRIGHT: Julie Head, ISO 1600; f/2.8; 2.4 seconds, at 24 mm, September 13, 3:45am

so in a fandom, there are always a few pairings that everyone latches onto and that never die. this isn’t necessarily bad, but it does OFTEN overpower all of the other, less popular contributions that fans make 

for example, these are the ships most often represented in the big bang signups:

  • harry/louis: 73
  • zayn/liam: 12
  • zayn/niall: 9
  • ot5: 7
  • liam/louis: 6

  • EVERY other ship has less than 5 fics being written

i think that this means it’s time for a RARE PAIRING FICATHON. would anyone participate in this?  

here are some rules that i think would be beneficial:

  • obviously, any ship besides harry/louis
  • hosted AFTER the traditional big bang
  • a much smaller minimum word count than big bang (maybe 5-10k rather than 20k)

please send me a message or reply to this post if you’re interested! i want to see if anyone would would want to do something like this. i won’t be too bothered if not, but i think it could make for a great ficathon. obligatory question mark so people can respond: ?

ofblissandbiceps said:

Have you ever had an overpowering urge to mix certain herbs together to do something? I woke up with the urge to throw whole pepper, a bay leaf, dark coffee, and rosemary together to ward off a really horrible person in my life. Then phrase "to chain her away" keeps repeating.

Hello, I’ve had something similar happen to me before. It is intuitive magic that can be pretty powerful.
There is a reason why your subconscious chose those herbs.
Black pepper: has the power to bring protection and is often used in amulets for protection against the evil eye and dispels evil.
Dark coffee: brings energy to magical workings and brings success.
Rosemary : has the power to bring protection, purification and healing.
This combination of herbs can be used to ward off negativity and bring protection.

anonymous said:

I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm a volunteer at a library program for teenagers, and we do various activities with them weekly. Recently, one started saying inappropriate things to me whenever no one else could hear him (sometimes violent things) and then saying he was joking, and hugging me for inappropriately long intervals when saying goodbye (the others hug too, and it's fine, just... not for that long). He's a 16 year old boy, and I'm a 21 year old woman. What the heck do I do to stop this?

It also merits mentioning that I’m tiny - only 4’ 11” - and he’s easily a full foot taller than me, so I definitely don’t feel safe. I know that if he did anything more he could easily overpower me. So it isn’t just a matter of it being annoying; I’m genuinely nervous.

Reporting this to someone at the library as soon as possible is the first thing that you should do.  Ask that they ban him from the program.  If they do not honor your request, you are within your rights to get the police involved.

You are entitled to your personal safety, even as a volunteer.  They are required to take your feelings (and the situation) seriously and handle it promptly.

If you find that you are in a situation in which you feel you are in danger, do what you can to draw attention to yourself.  His size might be intimidating, but don’t forget that you have power in this situation.  Your voice and your mind are powerful.  Wield them both in whatever way necessary to protect yourself.

Be careful!


#right#SHIELD is an organization living in the shadows#stockpiling and creating crazy as fuck overpowered weapons#that has somewhat questionable recruitment tactics like going for people in dire situations or who have nobody else#and they basically do whatever they want#BUT#and here’s the really important part#they are The Good Guys TM#so it’s like#10000% different okay#lmao#clark gregg is channeling coulson there


some people need to watch “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” better

some people need to stop implying Steve Rogers, Sharon Carter, Natasha Romanoff, Maria Hill, etc… are basically the same as Nazis

some people need to understand the difference between an organization which started with the best interests at heart and then became insidiously overun by Nazis and the paranoia those Nazis had created, and an organization with the sole interest of taking over the world through a plan which involved killing like 20 million people

some people need to stop dragging the ideals of an organization founded (by Peggy Fucking Carter, by the way, you HYDRA defending piece of shit) to protect the innocent through the mud just so your favourite HYDRA employee doesn’t look that bad

some people need to just (Sam Wilson voice) shut the hell up

Can Mark Gatiss take over as showrunner for Doctor Who and Sherlock where Moffat currently overpowers companions, juggles inconsistencies, makes characters feel flat, hollow, unrealistic, and as though they’re always in an enclosed space and not somewhere expansive?

Other than An Adventure in Space and Time being written by him, he wrote these episodes for Doctor Who:

The Unquiet Dead" (2005)
The Idiot’s Lantern" (2006)
Victory of the Daleks" (2010)
Night Terrors" (2011)
Cold War" (2013)
The Crimson Horror" (2013)
Robot of Sherwood (2014) (Currently what I consider the best episode of this season thus far.)

And these for Sherlock:

The Great Game" (2010)
The Hounds of Baskerville" (2012)
Many Happy Returns" (2013)
The Empty Hearse" (2014)
The Sign of Three (2014)

Tell me what you think.

Saints Row Alternate Universe


Verse name: How I Live Is Up To Me.
Age: 24
Occupation: Veteran of the United States Army/ Part-time Mechanic
Free-Time: Consists of kickboxing and tuning automotives.
Further Intel: Claire “Lightning" Farron. Retired from the United States Army after six years of service. The Farron family was split apart by the choice in which Lightning had taken. That choice being the military. And so they went their separate ways, only rare communication between herself and her sibling, Serah. Steelport seemed to have a bit of her underlining passion involved. An automotive industry, tuned or factory, bustling (even if the gangs and drugs overpowered it). So she took the chance, and set out on her own.

Interaction w/gangs is at a high, currently. Due to notoriety and government involvement from the past.

Her current view on the government: “It’s twisted. The government is tainted, law enforcement is twisted; gang’s run the show. No ifs or buts about it.”

anonymous said:

A Depeche Mode record, A Venture Bros. DVD, hair dye, vodka and dave Gahan.

One of these things was a weak link, but Dave Gahan overpowered its weakness. 

You were successful. A Chan appears. (though she promptly leaves with the Gahan)


TEN HOTTEST TENS as voted by my followers
[8-10/10] The Idiot’s Lantern

Mark's precious laughter
  • Mark's precious laughter

A compilation of Mark’s precious laughter from real got7 eps 1 - 6

p/s. some parts are really soft so you might not be able to hear his laugh