So I made art of my Engine Heart bots >///<

Pictured are:

FL-X1 Repair and Repurpose Droid. FL-X1 (Pronounced Flex 1, or just Flex) was designed to be a general purpose factory repair bot that could also reprogram “wayward” or faulty robots. For these directives, it is equipped with a plasma arc welder and an interface prong, both attached to its single manipulative limb. After the disappearance of the humans, the factory AI took command of the factory, and FL-X1 became an “enforcer” of sorts with its sister bot. Its reprogramming ability could bring any dissent back into the fold. It was also equipped with a drone control system, and was able to bring 2 autonomous robots under its direct control. It has a nuclear battery that never needs to be recharged and a charging dock for other robots, allowing it to act as a mobile charging station and is an essential support droid for long term journeys.

Hovr Mk 1 Field Repair Drone. The Hovr was a prototype repair drone designed to be dispatched in magnitudes to repair large tracts of road, bridges, construction machines, and the like. It is equipped with a rudimentary gravity lapse propulsion system. While the unfinished Mk 2 would have been equipped with a propulsor that would allow for true flight, the Mk 1 unit can only hover a few centimeters above the ground. It can boost performance up to a half meter, but it is still very low to the ground and cannot slow its descent to prevent damage from falling. Because it is a prototype drone, it was not equipped with a powerful onboard ai, or even the best parts, so it is not well suited for conflict.

AT-X “Stock” Deterrence Drone. The AT-X line were marketed to shopowners as a theft deterrence system that could catch thieves in the act and apprehend them. In reality, they were little more than glorified security cameras on wheels. Able to drive forward at a blistering 4 kph on its treads, the AT-X could not conceivably catch all but the slowest of shoplifters, and this bot is no different. The store that this model originally worked in had 2 other AT-X drones, both of which had several aftermarket upgrades to make them more useful. As this unit had none, it was nicknamed “Stock” to differentiate, and the word was stenciled on its chassis. When it somehow wandered into FL-X1’s path and was reprogrammed, it took the name “Stock” a little too to heart. It believes itself to be a stocking robot and, in its free time, will casually rearrange small objects in the environment to be pleasing to humans. Unfortunately, it doesn’t understand humans well and generally ends up endlessly rearranging the objects until broken out of the loop.

FL-X2 Salvage and Dismantle Droid. FL-X1 R&R’s sister unit, FL-X2 S&D has none of the repair capabilities, but instead has a grasping claw to hold onto resisting robots, a cutting laser to slice them up, and a winch and cable to haul the salvaged metal around. Originally designed to shred old cars, defunct robots, and destroyed infrastructure, FL-X2 has been employed by the factory ai to dismantle any intruders that evade FL-X1’s interface prong. Its nuclear battery guarantees that even if it can’t overrun a target, it can outlast it.

ohhhhh!! thank you for sharing these!!

The fact that there is a BEGINNING and an END is just a concept seeded into your mind by society. YOU are Constant, Continuous, Infinite Energy and Energy never ends it TRANSFORMS.
Pop Culture Captain Kirk vs. Actual Captain Kirk

Pop Culture Conception of Captain Kirk from Star Trek: A rough and tumble rule-breaker who had a rebellious streak, was a compulsive womanizer who hit on every woman they ran into, and had many casual relationships. Was rebellious and often ignored orders to do what he thought was best. A high testosterone man of action, he was more likely to start a fight than other Trek captains. Had a bit of an egotistical or arrogant streak, and who reprogrammed the Kobyashi Maru because of ego-injury. Was approachable and often a peer to his crew. Often gave interminable sanctimonious speeches.

Actual Captain Kirk from Star Trek: Lived a mostly celibate life primarily dedicated to his responsibilities, sometimes shut down women who came on to him and avoided a few he worked with due to duty, was a workaholic, respected his superior officers and bureaucrats to the point it caused him problems, and only violated orders only in extreme circumstances due to his loyalty to friends. Believed in non-violent resolutions, and often had a thoughtful streak where he refused to attack or kill. Was intellectual and enjoyed playing chess and quoted literature. Had self confidence, pride, chutzpah and energy but was not egotistical, and reprogrammed the Kobyashi Maru out of pride, not ego injury or arrogance. Was often authoritarian with his crew, sometimes snapped at them, and except for McCoy and Spock, was often remote and aloof from them. Often gave interminable sanctimonious speeches (that part is actually true).

I was on Tumblr today and I came across this quote that said “I see you in colours that don’t even exist yet”; It reminded me of how passionately in love with her I am. How beautiful she is to me.
Something about it wasn’t right to me though, because before I met her I was color blind. I lived in a world that was only black and white, until the night I saw her came, and even though it was dark, my sensors were reprogrammed.

She painted my world with the colours of her soul.
She taught me the colour Red when I saw her lips, the colour Pink when I saw her cheeks, the colour Blue when I miss her at night, and how colourful the colour of her eyes is that God chose to make it the colour of honey too.

I still don’t know if the colours in the quote will ever be discovered, but I discovered the ones that already exist.

—  arcticmoe 

Good boy. It’s perfectly normal to listen to your assigned files whenever instructed. Yes I know interns don’t often wear suits but today you were told to dress in one of the suits supplied to you. You don’t know why today was a suit day but it feels good to follow special orders, right. You are wondering if you might get to attend a special event or perhaps you might be my date for dinner. You didn’t think I noticed but I’ve noticed with each passing day you lust for me. I’ve noticed.

I’ve also noticed you have been enjoying other perks of your internship…the company gym, the company salon, the company Drs. You probably don’t even notice that your life is a little different now than when you joined the intern pool. You had a girlfriend when you arrived didn’t you? Planned to continue long distance? You forgot all about her didn’t you. Well you broke it off quickly. Better to spend personal time at the gym than chatting up some meaningless girl.

Your grooming changed. No more beard. No more body hair. To succeed you knew your looks would be very important. Your listening preferences changed. Now you just play playlists that get passed to you from the trainers at the company gym. Plus you listen to the motivational files sent to you by the company dr. At first you thought every employee got the same file to listen to but you have learned differently. Still, you listen to the file selected for you as instructed. Yes. Good. Boy.

About 15 minutes ago (or 1 hour ago - who needs to count) you got the ping to listen to a new file. Good boy. Yes you do want to keep listening as you get up from your desk in the intern pool. Take the elevator. Out to the street. To the limo. Driver opens the door. Get in. Yes sit next to the man. You remember him from other nights. Who is he? A client? Yes listen: program open: horny himbo trophy. Devoted to daddy. Character: Preston the dumb kept slut himbo. Reboot.

Yes Preston. You love your daddy. Off you go to a special night at the opera. Yes Preston loves fucking his billionaire daddy in the box. You will find lots of other new ways to please your daddy. Just listen to your files as instructed. See you next week (or maybe never if he decides to acquire you). Use your eyes Preston. Good boy.

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     Bodhi staggered to a halt and clapped his knees, hung his head panting for what he knew was too long.“No,” he managed at last. “No, listen. I need you to trust me, all right? You need to follow my lead and not say anything unless someone asks you to.”
     Rain bounced off the droid’s chest plate. K-2SO looked at Bodhi appraisingly. “Trust is a matter of degree,” he said. “I really don’t know you, Bodhi Rook.”
     Bodhi cringed and shook his head. There’s no time! The others were waiting. Galen Erso was waiting. He wanted to shout. Instead he talked.
     “You do know me,” he said. “Look—you, me.” He jabbed his finger at the Imperial emblem on the droid’s arm, then at the identical symbol on his flight suit. “We’ve both got them, and we’re both here anyway. We both want to stop the Death Star, right? Both want to help the Rebellion?”
    The droid didn’t answer. Bodhi was talking too fast now, but if anyone could understand him it would be a machine. “Cassian reprogrammed you, right? Maybe? You’re loyal to him, I get that. Galen Erso reprogrammed me. We can still get this mission right, and we want the same thing, but you have to let me lead the way…”
     Something exploded on the canyon ridge. The light made K-2SO look wraithlike—a gaunt shadow with deathly bright eyes.
     “All right, then,” K-2SO said.
     Bodhi nodded briskly, raggedly, and turned to face the shuttle port.
     —Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, chapter 12.

dear evan hansen sky high au

the wonderful @galaticpanda and I spent the past few days brainstorming this

inspired by this les mis fic where les amis were all at Sky High

Evan: 

  • has the power to make plants grow anywhere
  • of course, his favorite type of plant to grow is trees
  • has a ton of little flowers and flowerpots growing in his room
  • gets too nervous going up to show his power so he ends up getting picked to be sidekick
  • doesn’t want to use it to harm people
  • let him grow his trees in peace
  • grows little bonsai trees and stuff when he gets anxious to calm himself down
  • when he goes full on panic attack things start to grow on him uncontrollably
  • always has twigs and leaves and petals in his hair. The other four are always pulling them out but he is never plant-free for long
  • connor thinks he looks adorable
  • leaves little flowers for people when he can tell they’re hurting
  • largely linked to his feelings/emotions
  • spends the night at connor’s or something and they wake up to a little rainforest 

Connor:

  • power: invisibility
  • when he and zoe were younger, they’d play hide and seek and he’d always play little cute tricks on her by disappearing so she can’t find him
  • goes into his room and turns invisible when he wants to be alone
  • or when he doesn’t want people to see him at school
  • mainly uses it to avoid social situations
  • gets picked as hero because his power is useful, but he hates having that much pressure on him so he doesn’t try very hard
  • also turns invisible when he’s embarrassed, so when he starts liking evan he disappears whenever evan looks at him
  • evan thinks it’s because connor doesn’t like him, but later on he realizes that it’s actually because he does
  • of course when evan realizes this he makes a little bouquet of flowers for connor and there’s blushing all around (connor turned invisible for a solid hour)
  • when he doesn’t want to talk to his parents he uses his invisibility to make them think he left his house

Jared: 

  • technopath/computer genius
  • everyone expected it because of how good he was with computers
  • initially chosen as hero, but moved to sidekick after 2 days
  • he got demoted because he reprogrammed the school intercoms to say nothing but the word “kinky” on repeat for an entire day
  • the professors couldn’t do anything about it. the only thing they could do was make him a sidekick as a punishment
  • jared doesn’t really care. sometimes he makes the teachers’ computers flash obscenities to make evan laugh
  • they first find out about his power after connor throws the printer at the teacher and jared just walks over there and fixes it like it’s nothing
  • he’d fixed all of his robot toys at home so that they could move on their own and do other awesome things
  • still loves video games
  • his and evan’s personalities/powers clash, but in a good way

Zoe:  

  • everyone thinks it has to do with music bc she can just play any instrument that she picks up
  • she just goes with it. doesn’t say much when they make fun of it or anything 
  • one day the murphys are camping and realize that no one knows how to start a fire so she just casually uses her powers to make one
  • she’s actually a pyro and they all freak out a bit
  • cue all the “zoe is hot” jokes
  • evan kinda realizes that this must mean that she’s actually just musically talented on her own
  • she gets picked to be a hero and she loves learning to use her powers
  • she’s the only person connor won’t mess with because he knows how much power she has
  • she and connor often refer to themselves as supergirl and the invisible boy

Alana:

  • superintelligence/telepathy
  • this one’s no surprise to her or her family
  • she was obviously intelligent from a young age 
  • chosen as a hero, for obvious reasons
  • she knows the answers to questions before they’re even asked, so everyone originally assumes she can see into the future
  • in reality, her telepathy allows her to read minds so she already knows what they’re gonna ask
  • however, she also hears all the snide comments everyone makes/thinks about her
  • she has trouble filtering what’s said and what’s thought so she thinks of a lot of people as friends
  • she forgets who actually confides in her
  • she knows more about some people than they know about themselves
  • that’s why she said that she was friends with connor
  • she can hear his dark cloud of negative thoughts from classrooms away
  • she also knows about evan and his insecurities
  • when someone is having a particularly bad day she’ll sorta sneak positive thoughts into their heads like how evan leaves flowers for people
Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Like sailors of old, the Cassini mission team fondly thinks of the spacecraft as “she."  On April 22, she begins her Grand Finale, a spectacular end game—22 daring dives between the planet’s atmosphere and innermost rings. Here are 10 things to know about her Grand Finale.

1. She’s Broadcasting Live This Week

On Tuesday, April 4 at 3 p.m. EDT  (noon PDT), At Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Cassini team host a news briefing to discuss the mission’s Grand Finale.

Tune in Tuesday: youtube.com/nasajpl/live

2. She’s Powered in Part By … Titan

Cassini left Earth with less than 1/30th of the propellant needed to power all her adventures at Saturn. The navigation team used the gravity of Saturn’s giant moon Titan to change course and extend the spacecraft’s exploration of Saturn. Titan also provides the gravity assist to push Cassini into its final orbits.

More on Cassini’s navigation: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/spacecraft/navigation/

3. She’s a Robot

Cassini is an orbiter that was named for 18th century astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini. She was designed to be captured by Saturn’s gravity and then explore it in detail with a suite of 12 powerful science instruments.

More on the Spacecraft: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/spacecraft/cassini-orbiter/

4. She Brought a Friend to Saturn

Cassini carried the European Space Agency’s Huygens Probe, which in 2005 descended through Titan’s thick, perpetual clouds and made the most distant landing to date in our solar system.

More on Huygens: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/spacecraft/huygens-probe/

5. She’s a Great Photographer

Your mobile phone likely captures dozens of megapixels in images. Cassini, using 1990s technology closer to one megapixel cameras, has returned some of the most stunning images in the history of solar system exploration.

Cassini Hall of Fame Images: go.nasa.gov/2oec6H2
More on Cassini’s Cameras: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/imaging-science-subsystem/

6. She’s an Inspiration

Those great images have inspired artist’s and amateur image processors to create truly fantastic imagery inspired by the beauty of Saturn. Feeling inspired? There’s still time to share your Cassini-inspired art with us.

Cassini Inspires Campaign: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/cassiniinspires/

7. She’s Got a Long History

Two decades is a long time to live in the harsh environment of outer space (respect to the fast-approaching 40-year-old twin Voyager spacecraft). Launched in 1997, Cassini logged a lot of milestones over the years.

Explore the Cassini Timeline: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/

8. She Keeps a Diary

And, you can read it. Week after week going back to 1997, Cassini’s adventures, discoveries and status have been chronicled in the mission’s weekly significant events report.

Read It: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/?topic=121

9. She’s Got a Fancy New App

Cassini was the prototype for NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System 3-D visualization software, so it’s fitting the latest Cassini module in the free, downloadable software is the most detailed, elaborate visualization of any mission to date.

Fly the Mission - Start to Finish: http://eyes.nasa.gov/cassini

10. She’s Going Out in a Blaze of Glory

In addition to all the new information from 22 orbits in unexplored space, Cassini’s engineers reprogrammed the spacecraft to send back details about Saturn’s atmosphere to the very last second before the giant planet swallows her up on Sept. 15, 2017.

More on the Grand Finale: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/grandfinale

Discover more lists of 10 things to know about our solar system HERE.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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  • REAPER: Dammit, Sombra, I don’t remember asking you reprogram that blasted Omnic to play Salt ‘N’ Peppa.
  • SOMBRA: I don’t remember needing your permission to– Uno momento: How did you know it was Salt 'N’ Peppa, Gabe?
  • REAPER: I have a dark past.
  • submitted by shortend
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american gods episode 1 : the bone orchard

We have reprogrammed reality. Language is a virus, religion an operating system, and prayers are just so much fucking spam.

Writing Prompts - things my friends and I have actually said

1.       “Oh wow, I’m really gay.”

2.       “You are beneath me, SQUID!”

3.       “I’m really glad I’ve never had an anxiety disorder.”

4.       “Shut the hell up! I have depression!”

5.       “Wow, I’m glad [name] is asleep, otherwise they’d be really upset right now.”

6.       “You’re gay!? Woah! I never would have guessed.”

7.       “We’re going out to dinner. Have fun masturbating.”

8.       “I’m too ace for this shit.”

9.       “You know you don’t actually live there, [name].”

10.   “He’s lecturing! SCREAM!”

11.   “All hail Florence Nightingale, our lord and savior – hallowed be her name.”

12.   “To invoke her name, thou must wash thy tiny hands before the final”

13.   “Freud is bullshit and our theories are all obviously named.”

14.   “We were waiting on [name]’s Splatoon-loving ass.”

15.   “A plate! A plate! My kingdom for a plate!”

16.   “I’m at Cook Out because I make bad life decisions but whatever.”

17.   “Come to the kitchen in the next 30 minutes if you want an ass kicking and by an ass kicking I mean brownies and/or ice cream.”

18.   “He has been talking about the Grateful Dead and their literal religion for, like, an hour and a half.”

19.   “I need your soul. And by your soul, I mean I need to see you to give you a key.”

20.   “You should lure [enemy] into my den of iniquity so we can start reprogramming him.”

21.   “How many condoms is it safe for me to eat?”

22.   “Answer me, you fool!”

23.   “The fact that I’m the responsible one here is hysterical.”

24.   “What would I need to do to get you to curse someone?”

25.   “I saw [enemy]. His hair isn’t ugly, but it was so much better before. What a fool.”

Bizarre Dream - Deprogramming Success!

I often have multi layered and sometimes vivid dreams and feel that there are outside influences working through these in astral.

About 2 weeks ago i transitioned to a plant based diet and my severe intestinal pain improved greatly, along with a new medicine that I’m sure contributes to this as well. For the past week I’ve been eating vegan meals and feel so much better than i have ever. My thinking is clearer, readings are easier, my body is healing, I have energy, and I was able to remember memories I had previously blocked out. I’ve felt in my soul that with how much i love animals this is the right thing for me to do and finally successfully made the transition. I’ve been more in touch with higher spirits since.

Last night I dreamed again of a few entities I recognize from nightmares earlier in the week. In all the dreams these beings are programming young children to be dependent on outside influences, limited thinkers, and focused on Christian notions of evil, i.e. focused on guilt and punishment.

By the last dream layer last night, I had recognized these interloper beings from earlier layers and woke up in a middle aged man’s body with a beer gut. I had a family of people I recognized ever in the dream as programmers. I was in a carpeted nondescript apartment and there was a table in the corner of vegetarian and vegan foods but all the furniture in the room had been arranged to block my access to it. On the table closest to me was a large mason jar labeled PLASMA with a list of 7 names (everyone in the room). I asked what it was and they said it was for me to eat because I was hungry.

“I’m not hungry,” i said. “I feel good and that looks disgusting… ”

“But look at you, you’re ugly and fat.”

“I’m beautiful and feel good, ” I said.

They tried everything in their power to get me to be convinced I needed to drink the plasma to feel good.

I poured some of the plasma through a tube and was able to see through the tube like looking through a microscope. I saw blood platelets and realized they were even lying about it just being plasma.

I was even more confident that they were playing me and they tried to repeat “you need meat for protein” and “you will not remember this when you wake up” and then I woke myself up.

I think that the entities meddling with my dreams are Greys because I’ve blocked them from interacting with me every other way. I also saw a little girl in my dream who looked like one to me.

anonymous asked:

Hello, Tink! I heard rumours that it claimed that on Mark's instagram he said that Misha was going to play a character called, "The Wanderer". I don't have an Instagram so I can't check, but I was wondering if this was true? It probably wasn't, but just in case...

Dude, yeah, ok, I have feelings about this.

It’s just an IMDB credit, which anyone can do, so it is no way official. However, it fits completely with our theories about AU Cas and how it would be another addition to the millions of expositions of Destiel and also Cas’s humanity arc.

Of COURSE Cas would be called “The Wanderer” in that AU. Just because Sam and Dean aren’t born doesn’t mean he isn’t still a rebel, still the Angel with a chink in his chassis, never quite right, always having to be reprogrammed…

So yeah “The Wanderer” is exactly what I would expect to see in this world where he would have given up on the Angels, rebelled and be wandering the world trying to help where he can but also living in disillusionment…

And what a parallel with another extremely famous wanderer …

Originally posted by just-lotr

Strider/Wanderer… this is immediately what sprung to my mind. Not just the name, but the concept, the character, the behaviour, the life story and the love story. 

We already had a very clear link to the Aragorn/Arwen story with the mixtape, the “it’s a gift, you keep those” and of course many of us have always paralleled their story with Dean and Cas, given the whole immortal / mortal love story and many of their characteristics.

I’m going to bastardise some of the wonderful @margarittet‘s post here for reference:

Arwen:

source: @mulpix 

Cas giving up his life to end it with Dean:

Originally posted by flydestiel

Originally posted by randomfandomstuff

And now Dean giving a meaningful, romantic gift to Cas and choosing not to take it back:

Originally posted by aborddelimpala

“ … you keep those”

Generally, due to the immortal/mortal parallel Dean is Aragorn and Arwen is Cas, but here obviously the link is reversed for narrative purposes, but the link is still nonetheless there.

So yeah, the wanderer, another link to this story, which in itself is a standard romantic trope too, the immortal who falls in love with a mortal and chooses to live a mortal life with them, while the mortal begs them not to do it just for them because they don’t deserve it, but the immortal not only loves the human, but humanity too, so it fits their story in more than just the love aspect…

*Tink looks directly into the camera*

Oh, also, “strider” is a Led Zeppelin song

“Well, if the sun shines so bright… Ah can your love be so strong, when so many loves go wrong, will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on… Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle… So, of one thing I am sure, it’s a friendship so pure, Angels singing all around my door so fine.”

I’m FINE.