This is pretty cool - boats and whales zoom around Wilhelmina Island, Antarctica, with sea ice floating slowly as well. 

The Signs as John Green Books
  • Looking for Alaska: Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius
  • An Abundance of Katherines: Aries, Taurus, Cancer
  • Paper Towns: Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
  • The Fault in Our Stars: Leo, Virgo, Pisces


Some pictures I got to snap during so bilateral training with the Philippine Marines.

Getting to see their boot camp training there, you guys would be surprised how similar their boot camp is to ours. The females even have to shave their heads. 

Pretty awesome dudes, plus the locals we great.

I was tagged by @schnee-dust-co (as promised, as soon as I got home :3)

Rules: Answer the 20 questions, and tag 20 amazing followers that you’d like to get to know better.

Name: Melanie

Nicknames: Mel, Meli, Greenwood,whatever floats your boat really
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Height: 5′9 
Orientation: bi/ace
Ethnicity: White
Favorite Fruit: that is a good question, I have no idea
Favorite Season: Everything that isn’t summer
Favorite Book Series: I used to be big on Harry Potter but now…I really can’t say
Favorite Flower: Do cherry blossoms count?
Favorite Scent: freshly fallen snow and the clean air after heavy rain
Favorite Color: Silver
Favorite Animal: Penguins, mice/rats, cats, dogs…oh and corvids
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Cocoa: Hot cocoa! I despise the other two!
Average Sleep Hours: Like…four…well, I tend to not sleep for long until it gets too much after a few days at which point I’ll conk out for 12
Favorite Fictional Characters: I’ll just use my CURRENT fandoms or this’ll get outta hand so Nezumi (No.6), Makabe Kazuki and Minashiro Soushi (Soukyuu no Fafner), The Plain Doll as well as Gascoigne, Henryk, Eileen and Amelia (Bloodborne), Anri of Astora (Dark Souls 3)
Number of Blankets You Sleep With: One…sometimes it’s just a sheet
Dream Trip: Ugh I wanna go back to ROME and VENICE! I miss those cities so much! 
Blog Created: I haven’t the foggiest
Number of Followers: 364 after blocking as many porn bots as I could find

I tag: ugh this again…lets see… @erichan8 @unseelieships @kansasjustgotgayer @sopharra @pecanlovesraccoon @pansarecute you guys are the people who reblog the most so you get tagged…

The Signs for John Green Characters
  • Looking For Alaska
  • Pudge(Miles): Scorpio
  • Alaska: Sagittarius
  • The Colonel: Aries
  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Colin: Pisces
  • Hassan: Taurus
  • Lindsey Lee: Cancer
  • Paper Towns
  • Quentin: Capricorn
  • Margo: Gemini
  • Ben: Leo
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Hazel: Virgo
  • Gus: Aquarius
  • Isaac: Libra

Last set of photos on my company on deployment.

U.S. Marines with Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an amphibious assault with soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) as part of the Japanese Observer Exchange Program at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, April 28, 2015. The JGSDF was integrated with the 31st MEU in order to better understand amphibious operations. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/ released)