Despite the risks of our mission, I remain optimistic. It’s hard not to be, in the face of such beauty. In this case, a binary star system. Around these two suns, ice and dust and gasses collide to form planets future generations will call home — a humbling reminder that all life is born from chaos and destruction.

Someone hit the ground running...

You know that actor you like that appears in one 2 hour film ever year if you’re lucky? Or the band that releases an album once every 2 years? Or that TV star that shares 40 mins of screen time once a week? The ones you tweet at and get nothing back?

Jack just got back from 2 tours, hit us with 1.5 hours of content on his first day back and a twitter spree. Then 3.5 hours the next day with chat interaction and a tumblr spree.

It still staggers me that this is a thing I can enjoy. Every single day. SO much content and interaction.  Don’t ever let me take this for granted.


Captain Nyota Uhura // Chief Medical Officer Christine Chapel // First Officer T’Pring


for @joyfire-week (belatedly, oops), a mash up of “no capes AU” and “royalty” prompts. 

I wanted to try something different than the European royalty-style that I’m used to, especially since Kori isn’t from any Earth nation. So we have Mughal princess Kori (thank you for suggesting the reference, @ileliberte :D), Ming dynasty Jason (calling on the idea that Lady Shiva is his mom if you want to), and Renaissance Roy, with the boys as… merchants? mercenaries? pirates? …outlaws? Up to you. :)

I initially had Jason in British-ish get up as well (which doesn’t preclude him being of chinese descent) but i decided i wanted them all to be from places distant to each other. Here’s jay’s renfest get-up for the curious: