Messier

anonymous asked:

Do you think the boys were like faced when they saw the injuries they inflicted on their victims? Like with Cassie, a shotgun blast to the face, i would think her face and head would be in pieces.

I think the boys were probably shocked what real killing carnage looked like up close and in person. Not quite like animated DOOM and a whole lot messier and intense. Eric got cocky and knelt down with his shot gun and wasn’t thinking about the immense kick back of his powerful weapon at all. All his rampart range practice went out the window in reckless carelessness. He was too busy wanting to try the cool NBK things he’d fantasized about in all his ‘pay back time’ fantasies. They wanted to have a Micky and Mallory, cold blooded killing party in da house. The moment he shot Cassie, Eric slammed his nose. But he also simultaneously felt and heard her blood and skull bits project out which probably landed on himself too. He saw her slump down lifeless like a rag doll and hear others scream in horror. And then his nose was throbbing. Eric never did anything like that before. Can you imagine how that felt not only seeing how it actually looked to shoot someone at close range like that while feeling the enormous pain of having his nose fucked up while doing it? None of the reality of what happened in that moment measured up to his fantasy expectations. That one thing he did was a flop ..in addition to the bombs failing. He was in pain, stunned, numbed out and probably partially feeling sick and woozy from seeing what happened to her and feeling what happened to himself. Furthermore, he felt kind of well, stupid. (His thoughts were probably ‘Fucker should be shot for being such a stupid fucker!’ ) He tells Dylan he hit himself in the face and he tries to just laugh it off. Dylan replies “why’d you do that?” They are kind of still laughing..trying to play up that this *should* be fun..even though it wasn’t coming near close to how cool they thought they’d be in their NBK fantasies.

But killing was what these two came here to do. So, even if they were shooting and whooping it up and secretly shocked and having that sinking, sick feeling in the pit of their stomach ever time something unexpected happen and how really killing people looked with real, flesh and blood people, they had to keep all of those grossed out feelings to themselves. They had to continue to act like they were having a good time. They were pretty disconnected and divorced from their physical bodies, playing up the ‘this is (should be) fun!’ mantra the entire time, in order to keep composure, to not dwell on anything for too long or they might get sick. If they neither could stomach it, they’d be letting one another down. The had to maintain that they were onboard to see this thing through to the end. They must kill as many people as possible because they had planned to do so for many months. The death party show must go on whether they were secretly not enjoying it as much as they thought they would, or not. It’s like being on an intense roller coaster ride where you’re screaming and trying to laugh but also half scared to death and sick to your stomach - and you keep trying to tell yourself ‘this is fun’ over and over to convince yourself. Real death was gross. Real killing was a lot more work than they anticipated..which is probably why they were aimless after they left the library. After that, the bombs became the focus. They were saving the last kill for their own selves.

anonymous asked:

hello! my family raise meat rabbits, and a few weeks ago we lost our much-loved breeder bobby to a nasty heat wave (all our other bunnies are alright tho, thank goodness). i buried him when i found him because i was too upset to think about processing the guy, but i'd like to clean up his skull to keep for the memories. do you know about how long it would take for a rabbit to decompose if left buried? i would prefer not to accidentally dig him up during one of the messier stages.

Hi there! I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my condolences. I’m glad your other buns are doing well!

It’s tricky to guess how long a buried specimen will take to decompose because there are many unknown variables at play. Soil types, weather, temperature, depth of burial, local insect activity, and so on all play a factor in the estimating the time of decomp.

Specimens buried in clay will essentially be vacuum-sealed and can take years to decay. Specimens buried in dry, sandy soil will likely become mummified. And of course specimens buried in hard, cold ground will decay very little if at all.

Ideal conditions for decomp via burial are:

- hot weather

- a shallow burial with loosely packed soil

- soil that is rich and loamy, even better if kept slightly damp

Even with those ideal conditions it can still take months to a year or more for a specimen to decompose underground.

My advice would be to make sure the burial site is secure so no passing scavengers will dig in it, and just wait a few months. I’d wait at least four or five, maybe more. When you do check on it, dig carefully and slowly because rabbit bones are fragile. If when you first take a peak it appears need more time just replace the soil and secure the site again.

Hope that helps, Anon! I am very sorry for your loss but wish you the best of luck in preserving the memory of your small friend! <3

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“…whoa, Keiji, I don’t think I’ve seen you this mad since Kuroo teased you about the Valentine’s telegram I sent you!”

Messier 80 is a very pretty globular cluster located in the constellation of Scorpius. It can be seen with a good pair of eyes and a basic telescope. M80 is estimated to be 32,600 light years away, whilst being about 95 light years in diameter. It is one of the more densely populated globular clusters in the Milky Way. An interesting fact about this cluster is that it contains a relatively large number of so called “Blue Stragglers”, which stars that appear to be much younger than the cluster itself.

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ripples: Crab Nebula, photographed by Hubble, autumn 2005.

10 images in 558 nm (green) light, September-December 2005.

The Crab Nebula is a cloud of gas 11 light years across, created by the collapse and explosion of a giant star in 1054 AD (a Type II supernova). At the centre of the nebula is a neutron star, the Crab Pulsar, the incredibly dense remnant of the original star; 1.5 to 2 times the mass of the Sun, but only 30 km across. Intense solar wind from the pulsar creates visible ripples in the surrounding nebula.

From Proposal 10526. Some more gifs of the Crab Nebula seen by Hubble.

Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

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M78 by Simon W
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Messier 78, in LRGB. Comprising 15 shots of 10 mins each Luminance, 5 Red, 3 Green and 6 blue (all 10 mins each as well). Taken with the ASI1600 mono-cooled camera at -20c, 75 gain, using the Takahashi E-130D astrograph and Software Bisque MyT astronomical mount. Taken from Heathcote, Victoria, Australia The red band in the lower right is part of Barnard’s Loop, that surrounds the Orion region.