Our sun is ever-changing, and a satellite called
the Solar Dynamics Observatory has a front-row seat.
On February 11, 2010, we launched the Solar Dynamics
Observatory, also known as SDO. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, helping us
track everything from sunspots to solar flares to other types of space weather
that can have an impact on Earth.
After seven years in space, SDO has had a chance to do what few
other satellites have been able to do – watch the sun for the majority of a
solar cycle in 11 types of light.
The sun’s activity rises and falls in a pattern that lasts
about 11 years on average. This is called the solar cycle.
Solar activity can influence Earth. For
instance, it’s behind one of Earth’s most dazzling natural events – the aurora.
One of the most common triggers of the aurora is
a type of space weather called a coronal mass ejection, which is a billion-ton
cloud of magnetic solar material expelled into space at around a million miles
When these clouds collide with Earth’s magnetic field, they
can rattle it, sending particles down into the atmosphere and triggering the
auroras. These events can also cause satellite damage and power grid strain in
The sun is in a declining activity phase, so coronal mass
ejections will be less common over the next few years, as will another one of
the main indicators of solar activity – sunspots.
Sunspots are created by twisted knots of magnetic field. Solar
material in these tangled regions is slightly cooler than the surrounding areas,
making them appear dark in visible light.
The tangled magnetic field that creates sunspots also causes
most solar activity, so more sunspots means more solar activity, and vice
versa. Humans have been able to track the solar cycle by counting sunspots
since the 17th century.
The peak of the sun’s activity for this cycle,
called solar maximum, was in 2014.
Now, we’re heading towards the lowest solar
activity for this solar cycle, also known as solar minimum. As solar activity
declines, the number of sunspots decreases. We sometimes go several days
without a single visible sunspot.
But there’s much more to the story than sunspots
– SDO also watches the sun in a type of light called extreme ultraviolet. This
type of light is invisible to human eyes and is blocked by our atmosphere, so
we can only see the sun this way with satellites.
Extreme ultraviolet light reveals different layers of the
sun’s atmosphere, helping scientists connect the dots between the sunspots that
appear in visible light and the space weather that impacts us here on Earth.
SDO keeps an eye on the sun 24/7, and you can see near real-time
images of the sun in 11 types of light at sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data.
Taylor’s first two videos were posted at 11:00 eastern time. The last one was posted at 10:00. 11/11/10. TS6 is being released on November 11, 2010. She has invented time travel and is sending us all back seven years.
I discovered fandom in 2001, and fell down the rabbit hole. I landed hard. My life got busy in 2002 onwards, and I all but vanished from fannish life. I was well and truly out by the summer of 2010, but when a friend nudged me to watch this new show called Sherlock that had just aired, I did. I loved it.
I loved the relationship between Sherlock and John. I loved what they’d done with Watson! He had depths! He was a man of action, but he was obviously made of coiled, unspoken emotion! So compelling, so many possibilities! The desire to dip into this nascent fandom was rearing its head. This time around, I knew what choice lay before me, and what its consequences were. Open that door, or not?
If it hadn’t been for the fact that I was one year post cancer treatment and facing another surgery to determine if I had a new round of treatment to endure, I think I would have closed that door. Fandom takes up a lot of time and energy. It can be deliriously fun and damagingly distracting at the same time. I had a surgery date. I wanted to be distracted. I opened the door.
I tried not to write anything. I love writing fanfiction, but I never plan to do it. When I write, it’s because I have to. It’s wonderful, but it consumes me completely, and who has times for that? Who choses to be so consumed?I read and read, I had my surgery, I read some more, I got good news regarding my health (yay!), and then, goddammit, I wrote something.
Something small, I thought that would be okay. I thought I could get away with it. Don’t write any novels this time. Just a little thing. Just scratch the itch.
The Progress of Sherlock Holmes is a novel-length story written by someone who was trying very hard to avoid writing a novel-length story. I was in denial about it being a novel-length story for the first half of it, easily. That damn story forced me to do something I’d decided never to do again, and I’m grateful for that.
I wrote it because I felt compelled to, even though it contains a characterization of Sherlock that few if any people wanted to read about. It’s in first person present tense, another decision few if any readers want a writer to make. I apologized for it a lot, but I had to write it. And I loved it. That story reminded me how much I love writing, and how happy writing makes me, and that’s not something I’ll soon forget again.
The voice in that story is so sticky that half the comments left on it are in the same voice. I had to work myself up to write in that voice every time I sat down to work on it, and I was never sure whether I was getting it consistently or not, even right up to the end. But afterwards it took me fully 6 months to stop writing in that damn voice.
Honestly, I have no idea why my difficult, weird, inappropriate on many levels attempt at a story, written after only 3 aired episodes of a show in 2010-11, received its 10,000th kudos today. That’s a variety of madness and kindness that I cannot explain. But I am grateful for it.
Thank you for being here when I needed you. Thank you for finding a place for a story that no one, including me, really wanted. Thank you.
I know that I’m not accepting requests currently, but I decided to put some new ones down anyway. Again, I AM NOT ACCEPTING REQUESTS CURRENTLY, but when I start accepting requests again, If you’d like any bootlegs from this list (THERE IS NO LIMIT! YOU CAN HAVE AS MANY AS YOU GUYS WANT!), message me here on Tumblr OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, START SCAVENGING! :D
- 3 Musketeers (Aaron Tveit)
- 9 to 5 (FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE)
- 13: The Musical:
- 21 Chump Street (Brooklyn Academy of Music (June 7th, 2014) - Original Cast)
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC)
- 1776 (Professionally Filmed)
- The Addams Family:
* Broadway and Chicago Mix
* Chicago Preview
- Avenue Q (OBC)
- A Grand Night For Singing OBC (Video Freezes at 30.00)
- Annie Get Your Gun - May 5, 2006
- A Bed and a Chair (Bernadette Peters & Jeremy Jordan)
- The Apple Tree on Broadway with Kristen Chenoweth
- AHS Drama Department’s Is There Life After High School? (1996)
- Anastasia (Hartford)
* OBC 4/11/2014
* 2 Pre-Broadway bootlegs (Info N/A))
- An Evening with Sutton Foster (October 19th, 2013)
- A Bronx Tale (OBC)
* LA with Phillipa Soo (December 4, 2016)
* First Broadway Preview (AUDIO)
* Berkeley Rep with Samantha Barks
- Allegiance (OBC)
- Anything Goes (2011 Broadway Revival with OC)
- ANI (A Parody)
- A Chorus Line:
* 2006 Broadway Revival OPENING NIGHT
* Original Run Closing Documentary April 1990
- American Psycho (Broadway Preview)
- An Act of God on Broadway with Jim Parsons
- A Very Potter Musical
- A Very Potter Sequel
- A Very Potter Senior Year
- American Idiot:
* Broadway (5/2/2010)
* Berkeley Rep with Matt Caplan
* Pace University 2015
* Los Angeles
* Pre-Broadway (10/9/2009)
* Broadway (5/29/2004 with Neil Patrick Harris)
* ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST)
- BroadwayCon Panels:
* History is Happening In Manhattan - The Hamilton Panel
* Even If You’re Little, You Can Do A Lot - Broadway Kids Panel
* Madame Secretary Panel (1-28-2017)
* Waving Through A Window - The Dear Evan Hansen Panel (1.29.2017)
* 10,514,880 Minutes: How Do You Measure 20 Years of RENT? - The Rent Reunion Panel
* In Trousers Reunion Panel
* Something Rotten! Panel (2016)
- Be More Chill (Play)
- Billy Elliot the Musical:
* London 2005 with Liam Mower
* Broadway 2008 with Trent Kowalik
* Chicago 2010 with Tommy Batchelor)
- The Bridges Of Madison County (Broadway 4/16/2014)
- Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (OBC)
- Bat Boy (OOBC)
- Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On
- The Book of Mormon:
* 2 OBCs with Subtitles (One has only English subtitles and the other has English & either Japanese or Chinese Subtitles. Both are different just so you know!)
* Nic Rouleau & Ben Platt
* Presentation Performance (OBC) (Workshop some costumes, no set) (September 1, 2010)
- Big Fish (Pre-Broadway in Chicago)
- Bring It On Broadway (FULL with ad at beginning and & another in 5 parts)
- Bonnie & Clyde (Both have Jeremy Jordan & Laura Osnes; one is Broadway and the other has Unknown Info)
- Bright Star:
* Broadway (April 2016)
* Broadway (Second to last show (June 2016))
* Reunion Concert (12-12-2016)
* Original Australian Cast, 1990
* Original Broadway Cast June 25, 1988 (CLOSING NIGHT - FINAL SHOW)
* 2008 with Femke Soetenga, Chris Murray & Christian Grygas
* Original London Production
- Cirque de Soleil Paramour (OBC)
- Camelot (Filmed Live on Broadway)
- Come From Away (OBC)
* 2011 New York Philharmonic Production with Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Ariana DeBose
* Raul Esparza
* 2006 Broadway Revival FINAL PERFORMANCE
- Cabaret with Emma Stone
- Curtains (OBC)
- Cry-Baby (OBC)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (London)
* 2012 Off-Broadway Revival
* Stratford 1988 OPENING NIGHT with Betty Buckley
* Seattle 2013 with Alice Ripley as Margaret
* FINAL PERFORMANCE (ACT 1 ONLY) with B-Roll Footage & Extras)
- Cats (2016 Broadway Revival (7/22/2016))
- Caroline, or Change (OBC)
- The Color Purple
* 2015 Broadway Revival, FULL
* 2015 Broadway Revival, ACT 2 ONLY
- ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ presented by Pineapple-Shaped Lamps
- Carousel (Lincoln Center with Jessie Mueller and Audra McDonald)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:
* West End (1/22/2015)
* West End (7/24/2013)
- Carousel (1994 Broadway Revival)
- Catch Me If You Can Broadway 2011 with Aaron Tveit
* US Tour
* 2007 Cast
- Crazy For You:
* In the Wings Productions
* Paper Mill Playhouse
- Disaster! on Broadway
- Daddy Long Legs (Full Live Performance, 2015)
- Dirty Dancing International Tour in Rome
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
- Disney’s Frozen on Ice (2015)
- The Drowsy Chaperone (Nipomo Theatre Company & another with Unknown Info)
* In Concert (2001) with Audra McDonald, Lilias White, and Heather Headley
- Dear Evan Hansen:
* Arena Stage (July 26, 2015) [AUDIO]
- Evita (2012 Revival with Elena Roger)
- Evil Dead The Musical (Madison, Wisconsin (National Non-Equity Tour) at Overture Center For The Arts, September 13, 2014)
- Eclipsed on Broadway with Lupita Nyong'o
- Fiddler on the Roof:
*2016 Broadway Revival
- The First Wives Club - The Musical (Pre-Broadway Tryout)
* 2011 Broadway Revival with OBC
* Berlin, 1991
* In Concert, 1985
- Fun Home on Broadway 2015 (OBC)
- First Date with Zachary Levi on Broadway
- [UPCLOSE HD] Frozen Musical - Disney California Adventure - Opening Day
- Finding Neverland:
* Cambridge, MA / A.R.T. (September & August 2014)
* Broadway (Preview)
* Broadway (Kevin Kern as J.M. Barrie)
* Broadway (Tony Yazbeck as J.M. Barrie)
* Alfie Boe
* 2016 Broadway Revival (Orchestra view)
* 2016 Broadway Revival (Mezzanine view)
* 2016 Broadway Revival (Filmed Cinema Version)
* LA, 1993
- Falsettoland (Original Off-Broadway Cast) (NO SOUND FROM 0:09 TO 10:15, SOUND STARTS AT END OF MIRACLE OF JUDAISM)
* 1999 National Tour in Boston, MA with Matt Morrison as Ren
* Tour on 1-15-2000 with Joe Machota, Kudra Owens, Teresa Marie Sanchez
- Grey Gardens (Broadway - 12-6-06)
- Gigi OBC (2015-03-28)
- Grease 2007 Broadway Cast (with Laura Osnes & Max Crumm)
- Gypsy (2003 Broadway Revival, Filmed April 4, 2003, with Bernadette Peters)
- The Great American Trailer Park Musical! Live Off-Broadway (Final Performance)
- Ghost on Broadway
- Gone With The Wind (April 5, 2008, FIRST PREVIEW, AUDIO ONLY)
* 1990 Broadway Revival with Tyne Daly
* 1993 TV Film with Bette Midler
* Andrew Rannells as King George III (ACT 1 ONLY)
* Javier Munoz (19.6.2016)
* Broadway (Mezzanine view)
* Broadway (Close-up view)
* Javier Munoz & Lexi Lawson
* 3-23-17 San Francisco (AUDIO)
* Broadway 12-28-16 Evening (AUDIO)
* Edit (with clips from public performances, Chicago, Broadway, etc.))
* US Tour 2005 (Aaron Tveit as Link)
* Hollywood Bowl with Nick Jonas, 2011 [WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES]
- Hello, Dolly! (2017 Broadway Revival)
- Hand to God (Broadway (April 2, 2015))
- Honeymoon in Vegas OBC
- Holler If Ya Hear Me - Broadway, June 14t
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse & Paper Mill Playhouse)
* Off-Broadway with Dan Domenech as J.D.
* Concert reading at Joe’s Pub (September 14, 2010)
* Original Off-Broadway Cast with Ryan McCartan, ACT 1 ONLY)
- How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (1995 Broadway Revival)
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch:
* National Tour in Los Angeles, California at the Pantages Theatre (November 6, 2016) with Lena Hall & Shannon Conley
* Broadway with Darren Criss (5/07/15, July 2015 & another with an unknown date)
NOTE: Yes, I DID have a BroadwayHD Live Stream version of the 2016 Broadway Revival. It somehow turned into an audio and I cannot find a way to turn it back to a video (If you want the audio, just ask). I am currently SEEKING A REPLACEMENT LINK! So, STAY TUNED! :D
- Side Show:
* La Jolla Playhouse (November 2013)
- Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed on Broadway (2016)
- South Pacific starring Mary Martin - Original 1952 London Production
- Spring Awakening:
* Broadway with Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff (AUGUST 18, 2007, 2PM MATINEE)
* Matt Doyle as Otto
* Off-Broadway with Portuguese Subtitles
* OBC, May 18, 2008
* HIGHLIGHTS (Last Broadway Performance of Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele)
* First National Tour with Original Tour Cast (Christy Altomare, Kimiko Glenn, Anthony Lee Medina & Andy Mientus)
* Deaf West (Broadway & 2 different LA bootlegs)
- Sweeney Todd:
* JJ Pearce Theater
* Broadway with Len Cariou & Angela Lansbury
* Live from Lincoln Center 2014 (Bryn Terfel, Audra McDonald, Erin Mackey & Emma Thompson)
* University of California, San Diego’s Muir 2013 Production
* Live in Concert 2001 with the New York Philharmonic & 2005 Revival Broadway)
- Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Info N/A and Original Off-Broadway Cast)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990 Broadway)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie OBC
- Tarzan on Broadway (July 30, 2006)
- Tarzan Rocks (Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World)
- Taboo (Broadway, Closing Night)
- The Trail to Oregon!
- Tony Award Ceremonies (1960-2014 ONLY, 1962-1966 MISSING)
- Tony Awards 2017 Red Carpet LIVE with Madam Secretary’s Erich Bergen
- Tuck Everlasting:
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (Info N/A but I think it’s the original Broadway production)
- [title of show] OOBC
- Twisted (The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier)
- Urinetown OBC 8-29-01
- Violet (Sutton Foster)
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway
-Wonderland on Broadway (April 2, 2011)
- War Paint OBC
* Broadway (7/20/2016, 6/14/2016 & 3/30/2016)
* What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress (Sara Bareilles concert)
* May 10, 2017 (AUDIO)
* Sara Bareilles as Jenna
* Betsy Wolfe as Jenna
- The Will Rogers Follies on Broadway
* Broadway Preview (10/11/2003 with ORIGINAL CAST)
* Stephanie J. Block and Annaleigh Ashford
* Willemijn Verkaik and Katie Rose Clark
* London (4-12-2014) [Matinee
* Nicole Parker, Alli Mauzey, Aaron Tveit & Alex Brightman
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Original Broadway Cast)
- The Witches of Eastwick, Original Australian Cast 2003 (Cuts off at 2.07.51, audio restarts 2.07.56)
- Xanadu (OBC)
Welp, you’ve reached the end! I will of course add more things to this list once I receive more things. And once again, I am not accepting requests currently, but if you’d like any of these bootlegs when I start accepting requests again, either message me here on Tumblr OR email me at email@example.com. :D
Actor Bill Skarsgard from ‘Behind Blue Skies’ poses for a portrait during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio at Hyatt Regency Hotel on September 11, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
September 11, 2010.
fun fact: i originally read Oumagadoki Zoo around the time when it first came out, about 6-7 years ago (around 2010-11)
i was still in highschool.
that was also Horikoshi’s first official weekly debut. sadly, it was canceled not long after along with his second series (Oumagadoki at 38 chapters, and Barrage at 12), but i’m so glad he’s continued on even past these failures and went on to create MHA
i always knew that dude had a lot of potential, and i’m so glad he kept going until now
the only reason it took me so long to touch MHA was because Oumagadoki and Barrage were canceled soon after they started, and i didn’t want to get my hopes up only to have them crushed again. (also, because while Oumagadoki had a lot of heart in it, Barrage felt very forced and uninteresting to me. i was worried the new series might have that same feel in it’s writing style; Horikoshi even went on to say that he didn’t enjoy writing Barrage.
thankfully, MHA has never had that feeling to it. you can tell how much Horikoshi enjoys writing it, and he puts so much heart and care in the story and the characters. you can just tell how much he loves writing MHA.)
also, as sad as i am that Oumagadoki got cancelled after only 38 chapters, i think it really helped Horikoshi hone his writing skills, because a lot of what he put into Oumagadoki has been reused in MHA. things like character designs, traits, development, and plot points that originally appeared in Oumagadoki have all been reused and reinterpreted in MHA in new and interesting ways.
the biggest i can think of are Shiina’s childlike mentality vs. Shigaraki’s (and the circumstances that lead to it), and how Shishidou started out as an aggressive character obsessed with being Number One who eventually mellowed and became more of a friend to the cast vs. Bakugou’s own similar character development.
but that’s hardly the end of it
not to mention, look at his art development.
the top pic is his first published colorspread for Oumagadoki (and his first published colorspread EVER). the bottom is for MHA that was published about a year ago. that’s only a few years difference, about maybe 4-5? maybe??
he originally started out using traditional art like most of his fellow mangaka, but he obviously had a hard time using copics and markers. but somewhere along the way, he switched to digital; he still draws the outline traditionally with an ink pen, but all the coloring is done digitally, and it has done WONDERS for his art
a comparison between Oumagadoki’s first colored chapter cover vs. one of My Hero Academia’s.
the dude has improved A LOT.
idk where this post is going, haha. Horikoshi is just a dude i’ve been following since i was about… 15-16? i’m an adult now, and i’m following his current series, which is getting so much attention and it’s so well written and it just passed it’s 100th chapter and it’s actually popular
i followed Oumagadoki Zoo week by week, hoping that it would raise a little in the rankings so it wouldn’t get canceled, only for it to end prematurely
My Hero Academia has just hit it’s 120th chapter, is about to air the second season of it’s anime, and already has a dub for the first.
i’m just really proud of Horikoshi and how far he’s come. despite failing twice, he continued on, and now he’s onto his third series and he’s doing such a good job with writing his characters and his story. people are finally appreciating his work.
and his story is unique; yes, it’s similar to what we’ve seen before, but he’s so good at manipulating and subverting common shonen tropes, and he’s telling this Hero’s Journey in a way that we’ve never seen in this genre before. the mentor doesn’t die, the mother actually has a say in her son’s life, the characters are actually punished and rewarded for their actions instead of having them brushed over, etc. the young character’s mental health is actually a THING and treated seriously.
so yeah, i’m just… really proud of Horikoshi. he’s come so far and improved so much. i wanted for so long for him to have a series that became popular, and he did. i kinda grew up with this guy and saw the potential he had, even as he failed and failed, but i had hoped, dearly hoped, that he would finally break through and get his day
and he has.
i’m just…. so proud of Horikoshi, you guys. so proud