Last point (maybe lmao) it’s strange that some of the things that made Night Vale, Night Vale are things that are suddenly changing (Cecil hating Steve, angels not being real, not questioning obvious things that shouldn’t be) and it’s put such a mixture of feelings inside of me. On the one hand, I’m kind of sad that it’s losing those particular quirks, on the other, it’s still Night Vale. A better Night Vale, an naturally improved quality Night Vale. It’s not about things being weird, or extremely different, it’s about the people inside of the town and the strangeness that will always be. It’s about them knowing they are weird and not being ignorant any more. I love this show.
GIANT RINGED PLANET LIKELY CAUSE OF MYSTERIOUS ECLIPSES
** Synopsis: A giant gas planet [or brown dwarf] – up to 50x the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust – is likely hurtling around a star over 1,000 light-years away from Earth, according to international team of astronomers, led by University of Warwick; Light from young star – PDS 110 in the Orion constellation – is regularly blocked by large object, thought to be an orbiting planet; Next eclipse predicted to take place in September this year, and amateur astronomers across the world will be able to witness it; Moons may be forming in the habitable zone around the star – leading to possibility that life could thrive within system. **
A giant gas planet [or brown dwarf] – up to fifty times the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust – is likely hurtling around a star more than a thousand light-years away from Earth, according to new research by an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Warwick.
Hugh Osborn, a researcher from Warwick’s Astrophysics Group, has identified that the light from this rare young star is regularly blocked by a large object – and predicts that these eclipses are caused by the orbit of this as-yet undiscovered [substellar body].
Using data from the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) and Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT), Osborn and fellow researchers from Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, and Leiden Observatory analysed fifteen years of the star’s activity.
“We found a hint that this was an interesting object in data from the WASP survey,” said Hugh Osborn, lead author, who discovered the unusual light curve, “but it wasn’t until we found a second, almost identical eclipse in the KELT survey data that we knew we had something special.”
They discovered that every two and a half years, the light from this distant star – PDS 110 in the Orion constellation, which is same temperature and slightly larger than our Sun – is reduced to thirty percent for about two to three weeks. Two notable eclipses observed were in November 2008 and January 2011.
“What’s exciting is that during both eclipses we see the light from the star change rapidly, and that suggests that there are rings in the eclipsing object, but these rings are many times larger than the rings around Saturn,” says Leiden astronomer Matthew Kenworthy.
Assuming the dips in starlight are coming from an orbiting planet [or brown dwarf], the next eclipse is predicted to take place in September this year – and the star is bright enough that amateur astronomers all over the world will be able to witness it and gather new data. Only then will we be certain what is causing the mysterious eclipses.
If confirmed in September, PDS 110 will be the first giant ring system that has a known orbital period.
“September’s eclipse will let us study the intricate structure around PDS 110 in detail for the first time, and hopefully prove that what we are seeing is a giant exoplanet and its moons in the process of formation,” comments Hugh Osborn.
The researchers suggest that there are moons could be forming in the habitable zone around PDS 110 – pointing to the possibility that life could thrive in this system.
The eclipses can also be used to discover the conditions for forming planets and their moons at an early time in the life of a star, providing a unique insight into forming processes that happened in our solar system.
Well this is as surprising as it gets, especially because this will be his 3RD season using this SP music. I certainly hope we see new choreographic touches and a revamped costume, because I’m not sure how I feel about this update. It would have been the same feeling had he done Seimei again—the program itself is a masterpiece, has broken world records multiple times, and will always remain a huge part of Yuzu’s legacy. But it’s precisely because of those factors that I would never want him to repeat it again. He has done all he possibly can with the program, and I lean the same way of thinking with Chopin Ballade. I understand consistency with this program is a huge advantage, but where would he set his goals? 110 points could be surpassed with his 4Lo now but his intentions remain unclear for me.
I sincerely hope that Yuzu will surprise us all in some way or another because while I do have very mixed feelings about this news, I have faith that he’ll still bring the excitement to every competition :)
- great portrayal of what it’s like to live with a parent (or grandparent) that’s deteriorating and can no longer be the foundation of your world–instead, you have to be theirs
- perfect logan. like. the movies have never really hit that mark until now. this was 110% on point, from the gruffness to the self-hatred to the sheer, pigheaded refusal to let anyone near (while simultaneously not letting them go)
- perfect laura. they captured both the feral, vicious, somewhat creepy (let’s be real) side of her character and the vulnerable, wistful side really, really well. keen was incredible. i liked that they did a variation on the clone thing so it was still there but more believable
- perfect depiction of logan and laura’s relationship. i was worried they’d make it too sweet or too aggressive, but they struck the perfect balance of awkwardness/resentment/longing that’s in the comics
Your sheith post about it possibly being canon I did read that the writers wanted to take Tim in building relationships and the story. Which I think is cool since a lot of shows rush into relationships without any build to it. Also I don't think it's queerbaiting since as far as I know the writers never said anything was going to canon I just think they like to show support.
hi! sorry this got a little long ;; so under the cut it goes:
The Gospel of Thomas is one of my favorites! It’s part of my “Big Three” Apocrypha that I take for my personal practice (which include Gospel of Mary and Gospel of Philip). It was actually the first I read of the three, and I’m glad I did; it continues to serve as a “background” behind the other two.
When I initially read it, something felt right about it. Not to say that the author wasn’t biased, but it felt like it was the words of the real Jesus. So I did a little more research into it, and I was surprised to learn that it could be the earliest surviving religious text written about Jesus (somewhere between 40 AC - 110 AC). At that point, I was so shocked that everyone wasn’t talking about it.
It really stretched my mind about who Jesus was, as a person and as a mystic. It really made me see Gender, God, Heaven, and Jesus in such a different light. I am so thankful that my father introduced it to me because I don’t think I would be a Christian without it.
Now, I’m not going to go around evangelizing (because that’s fucking annoying) however I really want the Gospel of Thomas to become a part of mainstream Christianity. Something tells me it was destiny that the Nag Hammadi was discovered by that farmer, and it would be a shame that for this new-founded knowledge to simply go to waste.
look after Yoongi! Hurry up!“, you screamed at the top of your lungs, barely
recognising Taehyungs nod through the pouring rain before he turned his
broomstick upwards and rushed away.
were hastily scanning the field for any opponents.
hard as you tried, by this strength of a thunderstorm it was nearly impossible
to make out the persons covered in green and black. Even detecting the golden goals
seemed hard. The only thing you saw was rain, running down your
as cold as ice. Your robe, your shoes, basically everything you were wearing was soaked
mentally thanked Dumbledore for creating these grippy gloves – you had always
thought they were useless since they were thick and warm, but now, as you
played Quidditch in the middle of a storm, you actually were grateful to have those.
only were you playing Quidditch in a thunderstorm, but also against your
biggest rival, Slytherin.
Can we just talk about how well these two unrelated gifs work in conjunction from fifty achronological episodes apart
Like, not only has Haruka clearly taken a shower and changed into clean clothes untainted by any and all pop sensations but she has apparently been thinking about this for HOURS by the cinematically reflective window as the stormy wind symbolically rages on
Warriors of Light are not the only ones blessed with strengths. There are all kinds of heroes scattered across Eorzea. All blessed with unique abilities. What are yours?
I was wanting to make cards for FFXIV OCs around the community.
Headshot, little description, followed by some stats. Something not only digital but physical. Something sleek and aesthetically pleasing to hold onto and make you feel happy.
Hard cap: Can only spend half of the total amount of points. For example; all the stats below add up to 800 total points. So there are only 400 points you can put into these skills.
Soft cap: Once you spend 90 points into a single stat, the last remaining points in that stat cost double points. For example if “Mov Speed” is at 90/100 than it cost you 90 points. However if “Mov Sleed” is at 100/100 than it would cost you 110 points instead of just 100. This is to entice players not to max out any stats unless it’s vital to their character development.
Don’t have to spend all 400 points if you want your OC to be more around civilian combat level. Though you can not spend more than 400 to make the cards feel balanced. (Will make a civilian/thug/fighter cards for reference as well as NPC’s around the wolrd along with Grand Company leaders)
Here would be some combat stats:
Physical/Magical Strength: x/100
Atk/cast speed: x/100
Mov speed: x/100
Physical/Magical Def: x/100
TP/MP recovery: x/100
Health recovery: x/100
Am I forgetting any? To shorten the card some stats are combined. I might separate Physical/Magical Defense and Physical/Magical Strength. We’ll see how the cards look. I will also expand on the potency of what 100 means once I’ve ironed out some details.
Maybe add some “Additional effects” or like “unique skill” slot near the bottom?
Also There would be separate cards for Combat stats and Life Skill stats. Cuz that’s just to much information for a little card.
Figuring out what might counter what will be a fun project. As well as a formula for who would win in a fight giving each cards stats/abilities.
That’s if for the Draft version of what these cards might look like. I might need to find a team to help me put them together. Number tweaks are to be expected up until the final version.
Would you be interested in purchasing these cards if I created them?
For practical reasons there will be separate bundles.
Your OCs card (which will include a link for you to fill out all the cards information attached). Along with Thunder Thighs card (My OC). Just because I KNOW that’s something you want ;) You also have the option if you want your card to be included in the Community Bundle listed below or not.
This bundle includes all currently made NPC and MOB cards. For expample: Stall vendors, Grand Company leaders, Beast Tribes, ect.
A stack of 5 cards that are other OCs around the community that were made that you might want to get a hold of.
Replacement Bundle: (extra cheap)
If any of your cards get lost, stolen, destroyed, or if you even just want extras… You can pick any cards from the bundles above that YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED in the past (Yes, we’ll keep track).These will be in stacks of 3, 5, or 10 with varying prices.
“But what about the NPC cards that get made after I purchase the NPC Bundle?”
Good question, all NPC cards made after your purchase of the NPC Bundle will be included free of charge in the purchase of ANY of the bundles listed above. (yep, we’ll keep track of the ones you’re missing.)
All of these bundles should, by my guess, be very cheap.
This hasn’t been done before has it… that would really fucking suck. In either case I can only do this if there’s enough demand for it. I would really love to. Please share your support and let me know if you would be willing to get a hold of some of these cards! If there’s enough hype, I’ll get started ironing out all the details right away! I will also get started on a beta version of a card for Thunder Thighs (my OC) right away for reference. I’ll re-blog this post with images of it so you can get a feel for it.