a journey to a new world

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215/514/416 TO THE WORLD, THANK YOU ALL LETS HAVE FUN ON THIS JOURNEY AND ENJOY THIS TOGETHER CUZ U ALL MADE THIS HAPPEN 

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A year ago today, Tom and I wrote our first blog post on Zoomology.

It has been a very rewarding journey. We have learnt so much with each post we have written, not only about the species and places we have covered, but also about our own ‘voice’.

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Here are all of our blog posts to date by location. We certainly endeavour for there to be many more in the future!

OCEANIA

New Zealand (Emma’s home country)

Coromandel Peninsula
–Meeting Archey’s Frog – The World’s Most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Amphibian Species
–Hochstetter’s Frog – 1 of the 4 Native New Zealand Frog Species
–A Rare and Elusive Species: The Coromandel Striped Gecko [Toropuku “Coromandel”]

Invercargill
–The Toheroa Twist

Mahoenui
–World’s Heaviest Insect: Hunt for the Giant Wētā

Muriwai
–A Guest Among Gannets
–Booby Trapped

Tongariro National Park
–New Zealand’s Smallest Endemic Bird isn’t a True Wren, it’s the Rifleman

Waverley
–Greenhood Orchid Survey

Wellington
–Takahē: The World’s Largest Living Rail

Whanganui
–From the Garden
–Captured on Film: Hihi Nesting in Tawa Tree
–New Zealand’s Sacred Kingfisher
–New Zealand Falcon in Bushy Park
–A Native New Zealand Centipede
–New Zealand’s Longest Beetle: the Giraffe Weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis)
–Plague Skinks (Lampropholis delicata) at Gordon Park Scenic Reserve, Whanganui, NZ

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From the Garden: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/from-the-garden/
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Captured on Film: Hihi Nesting in Tawa Tree: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/
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New Zealand’s Sacred Kingfisher: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/new-zealands-sacred-kingfisher/
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A Native New Zealand Centipede: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/a-native-new-zealand-centipede/
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World’s Heaviest Insect: Hunt for the Giant Wētā: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/worlds-heaviest-insect-hunt-for-the-giant-weta/
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The Toheroa Twist: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/the-toheroa-twist/
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Meeting Archey’s Frog – The World’s Most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Amphibian Species: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/meeting-archeys-frog-the-worlds-most-evolutionarily-distinct-and-globally-endangered-edge-amphibian-species/
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A Guest Among Gannets: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/a-guest-among-gannets/
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New Zealand’s Smallest Endemic Bird isn’t a True Wren, it’s the Rifleman: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/new-zealands-smallest-endemic-bird-isnt-a-wren-its-the-rifleman/
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Takahē: The World’s Largest Living Rail: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/takahe-the-worlds-largest-living-rail/
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Plague Skinks (Lampropholis delicata) at Gordon Park Scenic Reserve, Whanganui, NZ: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/plague-skinks-lampropholis-delicata-at-gordon-park-scenic-reserve-whanganui-nz/
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A Rare and Elusive Species: The Coromandel Striped Gecko [Toropuku “Coromandel”]: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/a-rare-and-elusive-species-the-coromandel-striped-gecko-toropuku-stephensi/

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EUROPE

United Kingdom

ENGLAND (Tom’s home-country)

Brownsea Island
–Red Squirrels on Brownsea Island

Cheddar
–Gotta Count ’em All – Butterfly Bonanza
–The Hazel Dormouse AKA ”The Sleepy One”

North Somerset
–Getting to Know UK Wildlife: The Great Crested Newt
–British Orchids in Bloom
–Putting a Face to a Sound: The Speckled Bush-cricket

Weston-super-Mare
–Blue Tits and Their Chicks
–The Green Woodpecker: Professor Yaffle Comes to Say, “Hello!”
–Our Local Green Woodpecker Family
–Ruby-tailed Wasp: Beautiful, But Deadly*

WALES

Skomer Island
–A Day on Skomer Island, West Wales
–The Atlantic Puffin: Fun Facts Edition!

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Getting to Know UK Wildlife: The Great Crested Newt: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/getting-to-know-uk-wildlife-the-great-crested-newt/
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Blue Tits and Their Chicks: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/blue-tits-and-their-chicks/
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British Orchids in Bloom: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/british-orchids-in-bloom/
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The Atlantic Puffin: Fun Facts Edition!: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/the-atlantic-puffin-fun-facts-edition/
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Ruby-tailed Wasp: Beautiful, But Deadly*: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/ruby-tailed-wasp-beautiful-but-deadly/
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Putting a Face to a Sound: The Speckled Bush-cricket: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/putting-a-face-to-a-sound-the-speckled-bush-cricket/
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Red Squirrels on Brownsea Island: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/red-squirrels-on-brownsea-island/
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The Hazel Dormouse AKA ”The Sleepy One”: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/the-hazel-dormouse-aka-the-sleepy-one/
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Gotta Count ’em All – Butterfly Bonanza: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/gotta-count-em-all-butterfly-bonanza/
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The Green Woodpecker: Professor Yaffle Comes to Say, “Hello!”: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/the-green-woodpecker-professor-yaffle-comes-to-say-hello/
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A Day on Skomer Island, West Wales: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/a-day-on-skomer-island-west-wales/
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Our Local Green Woodpecker Family: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/our-local-green-woodpecker-family/

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Spain

Goizueta, Basque Country
–Sphingids of Spain: Is That a Hummingbird? No, It’s a Hawk-moth!
–Sphingids of Spain: The Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
–Common Wall Lizards Basking in Basque Country
–On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus)

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Sphingids of Spain: The Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/sphingids-of-spain-the-broad-bordered-bee-hawk-moth/
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Common Wall Lizards Basking in Basque Country: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/common-wall-lizards-basking-in-basque-country/
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Sphingids of Spain: Is That a Hummingbird? No, It’s a Hawk-moth!: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/sphingids-of-spain-is-that-hummingbird-no-its-a-hawk-moth/

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France

Saint-Bômer-les-Forges
–On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus)

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On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus): https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/on-the-road-stag-beetles-lucanus-cervus/
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Cycling through France – Sphingids of Spain: Is That a Hummingbird? No, It’s a Hawk-moth!: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/sphingids-of-spain-is-that-hummingbird-no-its-a-hawk-moth/
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On the Road: Stag Beetles (Lucanus cervus): https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/on-the-road-stag-beetles-lucanus-cervus/

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ASIA

Peninsular Malaysia

Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia 
–Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park
–The Rhinoceros Hornbill : Malaysia’s National Bird
–The Baya Weaver (One Way to Please Her: Become a Master Weaver)

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The Rhinoceros Hornbill : Malaysia’s National Bird: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/the-rhinoceros-hornbill-malaysias-national-bird/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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The Baya Weaver (One Way to Please Her: Become a Master Weaver): https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/the-baya-weaver-one-way-to-please-her-become-a-master-weaver/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/
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Exploring the Malaysian Jungle: Endau-Rompin National Park: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/exploring-the-malaysian-jungle-endau-rompin-national-park/

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Borneo

Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia
–Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo
–Orangutans of Borneo: Woken by the People of the Forest
–Orangutans of Borneo: An Encounter with a Flanged Male
–A Last Minute Lantern Bug (Pyrops whiteheadi)
–A Few Forest Frogs
–The Horsfield’s Tarsier: The Only Species Found in Borneo & Sumatra
–A Bornean Tarantula with Iridescent Teal ‘Toes’

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A Bornean Tarantula with Iridescent Teal ‘Toes’: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/a-bornean-tarantula-with-iridescent-teal-toes/
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The Horsfield’s Tarsier: The Only Species Found in Borneo & Sumatra: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/the-horsfields-tarsier-the-only-species-found-in-borneo-sumatra/
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A Few Forest Frogs: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/a-few-forest-frogs/
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A Last Minute Lantern Bug (Pyrops whiteheadi): https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/a-last-minute-lantern-bug-pyrops-whiteheadi/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Into the Jungle: One Week at a Field Research Centre in Borneo: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/into-the-jungle-one-week-at-a-field-research-centre-in-borneo/
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Orangutans of Borneo: An Encounter with a Flanged Male: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/orangutans-of-borneo-an-encounter-with-a-flanged-male/
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Orangutans of Borneo: Woken by the People of the Forest: https://zoomologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/orangutans-of-borneo-woken-by-the-people-of-the-forest/

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Vietnam

Cúc Phương National Park
–Butterfly Trap

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An image from our post ‘Butterfly Trap’ Thank you

Many thanks to all of our friends and readers for coming along with us on our wildlife journey!

Much love,
Emma and Tom

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Our #blog turns one today! Check out our posts organised by #country. Thank you, all! A year ago today, Tom and I wrote our first blog post on Zoomology. It has been a very rewarding journey.
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INTRODUCING JODIE WHITTAKER – THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

New star of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who Announced Today

The BBC and BBC AMERICA today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away.  Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

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Casting Runes

Fehu: domestic cattle, wealth | possessions won or earned, earned income, luck / abundance, financial strength in the present or near future / sign of hope and plenty, success and happiness / social success / energy, foresight, fertility, creation/destruction | reversed or merkstave: loss of personal property, esteem, or something that you put in effort to keep / indicates some sort of failure / greed, burnout, atrophy, discord / cowardice, stupidity, dullness, poverty, slavery, bondage

Uruz: auroch, a wild ox | physical strength and speed, untamed potential / time of great energy and health / freedom, energy, action, courage, strength, tenacity, understanding, wisdom / sudden or unexpected changes (usually for the better) / sexual desire, masculine potency / the shaping of power and pattern, formulation of the self | reversed or merkstave: weakness, obsession, misdirected force, domination by others / sickness, inconsistency, ignorance / lust, brutality, rashness, callousness, violence

Thurisaz: thorn or a Giant | reactive force, directed force of destruction and defense, conflict. Instinctual will, vital eroticism, regenerative catalyst / tendency toward change / catharsis, purging, cleansing fire / male sexuality, fertilization | reversed or merkstave: danger, defenselessness, compulsion, betrayal, dullness / evil, malice, hatred, torment, spite, lies / a bad man or woman

Ansuz: the As, ancestral god, i.e. Odin | a revealing message or insight, communication / signals, inspiration, enthusiasm, speech, true vision, power of words and naming / blessings, the taking of advice / good health, harmony, truth, wisdom | reversed or merkstave: misunderstanding, delusion, manipulation by others, boredom / vanity and grandiloquence

Raidho: wagon or chariot | travel, both in physical terms and those of lifestyle direction | a journey, vacation, relocation, evolution, change of place or setting / seeing a larger perspective / seeing the right move for you to make and deciding upon it / personal rhythm, world rhythm, dance of life | reversed or merkstave: crisis, rigidity, stasis, injustice, irrationality / disruption, dislocation, demotion, delusion, possibly a death

Kenaz: beacon or torch | vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability / vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration / power to create your own reality, the power of light / open to new strength, energy, and power now / passion, sexual love | reversed or merkstave: disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity / nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope

Gebo: gift | gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity, indicating balance / all matters in relation to exchanges, including contracts, personal relationships and partnerships |  merkstave: greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice / obligation, toll, privation, bribery

Wunjo: joy | joy, comfort, pleasure / fellowship, harmony, prosperity / ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going “over the top” / if restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth | reversed or merkstave: stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation / delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces, impractical enthusiasm / raging frenzy, berzerker

Hagalaz: hail | wrath of nature, destructive, uncontrolled forces, especially the weather, or within the unconscious / tempering, testing, trial / controlled crisis, leading to completion, inner harmony | merkstave: natural disaster, catastrophe / stagnation, loss of power / pain, loss, suffering, hardship, sickness, crisis

Nauthiz: need | delays, restriction / resistance leading to strength, innovation, need-fire (self-reliance) / distress, confusion, conflict, and the power of will to overcome them / endurance, survival, determination /  time to exercise patience / recognition of one’s fate / major self-initiated change / face your fears | reversed or merkstave: constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity / necessity, extremity, want, deprivation, starvation, need, poverty, emotional hunger

Isa: ice | a challenge or frustration / psychological blocks to thought or activity, including grievances / standstill, or a time to turn inward and wait for what is to come, or to seek clarity / reinforces runes around it | merkstave: ego-mania, dullness, blindness, dissipation / treachery, illusion, deceit, betrayal, guile, stealth, ambush, plots

Jera: a year, a good harvest / the results of earlier efforts are realized /  time of peace and happiness, fruitful season / can break through stagnancy / hopes and expectations of peace and prosperity / the promise of success earned / life cycle, cyclical pattern of the universe / everything changes, in its own time | merkstave: sudden setback, reversals / a major change, repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict

Eihwaz: yew tree | strength, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness / enlightenment, endurance / defense, protection / the driving force to acquire, providing motivation and a sense of purpose / indicates that you have set your sights on a reasonable target and can achieve your goals / an honest man who can be relied upon | reversed or merkstave: confusion, destruction, dissatisfaction, weakness

Perthro: lot cup, vagina | uncertain meaning, a secret matter, a mystery, hidden things and occult abilities. Initiation, knowledge of one’s destiny, knowledge of future matters, determining the future or your path / pertaining to things feminine, feminine mysteries including female fertility etc. / good lot, fellowship and joy / evolutionary change | reversed or merkstave: addiction, stagnation, loneliness, malaise

Algiz: elk, protection | protection, a shield / the protective urge to shelter oneself or others / defense, warding off of evil, shield, guardian / connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately / follow your instincts / keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned | reversed: or merkstave: hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link / taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels

Sowilo: the sun | success, goals achieved, honor / the life-force, health / a time when power will be available to you for positive changes in your life, victory, health, and success / contact between the higher self and the unconscious / holeness, power, elemental force, sword of flame, cleansing fire | merkstave: false goals, bad counsel, false success, gullibility, loss of goals / destruction, retribution, justice, casting down of vanity / wrath of god

Tiwaz: Tyr, the sky god | honour, justice, leadership and authority / analysis, rationality / knowing where one’s true strengths lie / willingness to self-sacrifice / victory and success in any competition or in legal matters | reversed or merkstave: one’s energy and creative flow are blocked/ mental paralysis, over-analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance / strife, war, conflict, failure in competition / dwindling passion, difficulties in communication, and possibly separation

Berkano: Berchta, the birch-goddess | birth, general fertility, both mental and physical and personal growth, liberation / regenerative power and light of spring, renewal, promise of new beginnings, new growth / arousal of desire / a love affair or new birth / the prospering of an enterprise or venture | reversed or merkstave: family problems and or domestic troubles / anxiety about someone close to you / carelessness, abandon, loss of control / blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation

Ehwaz: horse, two horses | transportation / may represent a horse, car, plane, boat or other vehicle / movement and change for the better / gradual development and steady progress are indicated / harmony, teamwork, trust, loyalty / an ideal marriage or partnership / confirmation beyond doubt the meanings of the runes around it | reversed or merkstave: not really a negative rune / a change is perhaps craved / feeling restless or confined in a situation / reckless haste, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal

Mannaz: man, mankind | the Self; the individual or the human race / your attitude toward others and their attitudes towards you / friends and enemies, social order. Intelligence, forethought, create, skill, ability / divine structure, intelligence, awareness / expect to receive some sort of aid or cooperation now | reversed or merkstave: depression, mortality, blindness, self-delusion / cunning, slyness, manipulation, craftiness, calculation / expect no help now

Laguz: water, or a leek | flow, water, sea, a fertility source, the healing power of renewal / life energy and organic growth / imagination and psychic matters / dreams, fantasies, mysteries, the unknown, the hidden, the deep, the underworld / success in travel or acquisition, but with the possibility of loss | reversed or merkstave: an indication of a period of confusion in your life / you may be making wrong decisions and poor judgements / lack of creativity and feelings of being in a rut / fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering / madness, obsession, despair, perversity, sickness, suicide

Ingwaz: Ing, the earth god | male fertility, gestation, internal growth / common virtues, common sense, simple strengths, family love, caring, human warmth, the home / rest stage, a time of relief, of no anxiety / a time when all loose strings are tied and you are free to move in a new direction / listen to yourself | merkstave: impotence, movement without change / poduction, toil, labour, work

Dagaz: day or dawn. | breakthrough, awakening, awareness / daylight clarity as opposed to nighttime uncertainty / time to plan or embark upon an enterprise / the power of change directed by your own will, transformation / hope and happiness, the ideal / security and certainty / growth and release / balance point, the place where opposites meet | merkstave: a completion, ending, limit, coming full circle / blindness, hopelessness

Othala: ancestral property | inherited property or possessions, a house, a home / what is truly important to one / group order, group prosperity / lLand of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values / aid in spiritual and physical journeys / source of safety, increase and abundance | reversed or merkstave: lack of customary order, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness / bad karma, prejudice, clannishness, provincialism / what a man is bound to

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screaming at the top of my lungs; finally i found someone
never knew what love could do; before you
i am opening my eyes; for the very first time
never knew what love could do;
before you

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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

“Deadpool 2”  in theaters June 1, 2018

Because space is vast and full of mysteries, NASA is developing a new rocket, a new spacecraft for astronauts and new facilities to launch them from. Our Space Launch System will be unlike any other rocket when it takes flight. It will be bigger, bolder and take astronauts and cargo farther than humankind has ever been – to deep space destinations like the moon, a deep space gateway or even Mars. 

The Gravity-Slayer

When you plan to get to space, you use ice and fire. NASA’s Space Launch System uses four rocket engines in the center of the rocket and a pair of solid rocket boosters on opposite sides. All this power will propel the Space Launch System to gravity-slaying speeds of more than 17,000 miles per hour! These are the things we do for space exploration, the greatest adventure that ever was or will be.

It is Known

It is known that according to Newton’s third law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That’s how rocket propulsion works. Fuel burned in combustion chambers causes hot gases to shoot out the bottom of the engine nozzles. This propels the rocket upward. 

Steammaker

It is also known that when you combine hydrogen and oxygen you get: water. To help SLS get to space, the rocket’s four RS-25 engines shoot hydrogen and oxygen together at high speeds, making billowing clouds of steaming hot water vapor. The steam, funneled through the engine nozzles, expands with tremendous force and helps lift the rocket from the launchpad. 

RS-25: Ice King

It takes a lot of fuel (hydrogen) and a lot of oxygen to make a chemical reaction powerful enough to propel a rocket the size of a skyscraper off the launch pad. To fit more hydrogen and oxygen into the tanks in the center of the rocket where they’re stored, the hydrogen and oxygen are chilled to as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. At those temperatures, the gases become icy liquids. 

The Fire that Burns Against the Cold

The hydrogen-oxygen reaction inside the nozzles can reach temperatures up to 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit (alas, only Valyrian steel could withstand those temperatures)! To protect the nozzle from this heat, the icy hydrogen is pumped through more than a thousand small pipes on the outside of the nozzle to cool it. After the icy liquid protects the metal nozzles, it becomes fuel for the engines. 

Where is my FIRE?

The Space Launch System solid rocket boosters are the fire and the breakers of gravity’s chains. The solid rocket boosters’ fiery flight lasts for two minutes. They burn solid fuel that’s a potent mixture of chemicals the consistency of a rubber eraser. When the boosters light, hot gases and fire are unleashed at speeds up to three times the speed of sound, propelling the vehicle to gravity-slaying speed in seconds. 

Testing is Here

To make sure everything works on a rocket this big, it takes a lot of testing before the first flight. Rocket hardware is rolling off production lines all over the United States and being shipped to testing locations nationwide. Some of that test hardware includes replicas of the giant tanks that will hold the icy hydrogen and oxygen.

As Rare as Dragonglass

Other tests include firing the motor for the solid rocket boosters. The five-segment motor is the largest ever made for spaceflight and the part that contains the propellant that burns for two fiery, spectacular minutes. It’s common during ground test firings for the fiery exhaust to turn the sand in the Utah desert to glass.

Hold the Door

When all the hardware, software and avionics for SLS are ready, they will be shipped to Kennedy Space Center where the parts will be assembled to make the biggest rocket since the Saturn V. Then, technicians will stack Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft for taking astronauts to deep space, on top of SLS. All this work to assemble America’s new heavy-lift rocket and spacecraft will be done in the Vehicle Assembly Building – one of the largest buildings in the world. Hold the door to the Vehicle Assembly Building open, because SLS and Orion are coming!

Learn more about our Journey to Mars here: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/journeytomars/index.html

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

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Paused at the Right Moment, part 12

Thank you @wardisahi for sharing the Oliver and Company one with me. ;D

1. Beauty and the Beast (1991) 2. Tarzan (1999) 3. Treasure Planet (2002) 4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)  5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) 6. Lilo and Stitch (2002) 7. Hercules (1997) 8. Oliver and Company (1988) 9. The Little Mermaid (1989) 10. Aladdin (1992)

Part 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11

More of my animation shitposts

NEW ‘DEADPOOL 2′ SYNOPSIS!

“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”

Kesha Returns: New Album 'Rainbow' Out Aug. 11

Kesha has finally made her glorious return to music libraries of adoring fans who have been waiting for four years. “Praying” is the wrapping paper on Kesha’s treacherous journey with horrific stops at an eating disorder, physical and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression and, as the singer puts it, “all that basic bullshit that comes with being human." 

Praying“ ends an era of a fluctuating career path for Kesha, and finds the singer at a place of forgiveness and serenity. A clear reference to a nightmare the world witnessed, the song transcends the abuser and rises to spiritual levels of maturity and confidence. There’s nothing more powerful than a female artist who claims every ounce of her womanhood and heroism. 

Kesha’s third studio album Rainbow drops August 11 and is available for preorder now.

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anyone but oneself.” – Virginia Woolf

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Yogananda

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

“We must always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White

“May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

“Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But all of the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.” – Shel Silverstein

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” – Mo Williams

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

Check out Motivational Quotes Part 1 and Part 2

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keep your pants dry, you dreams wet and remember… hugs not drugs.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

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caroouellette13 On November 5th, at 10:18pm, after 40 weeks and 2 days, Julie and I welcomed to the world our beautiful daughter Liv.
I feel truly blessed to experience this incredible adventure with my love and best friend Julie. I did not realise it was possible to love this much until I met this little buddle of joy!
It was a happy pregnancy for us. Liv was on the ice to win the Clarkson Cup with Les Canadiennes de Montréal this past March. We spent the summer coaching the sport we love with great friends.
Thanks to our families and friends for your support and for being part of this new journey. Cheers to the sleepless nights to come


juliechu1321 We have already been blessed with so many things in our life: Amazing friends and family, Love, Representing our countries, and doing things we are passionate about each day. We couldn’t have felt luckier, until we were blessed with the most incredible Gift so far on Sunday, November 5.  @caroouellette13 and I are happy to introduce our greatest blessing: Liv Chu-Ouellette

5 Worlds Book 2: The Cobalt Prince is officially releasing May 8, 2018! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on a copy and continue with Oona, An Tzu, and Jax on their journey to save the 5 Worlds. You’ll meet some new faces too! (like that little green buddy there :D )

Preorders are available here or from your favorite book seller.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for previews of the interior pages from book 2.

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Paused at the Right Moment, part 11

The “Atlantis” one was recommended by @thewriterinallofus. :D

1. Princess and the Frog (2009) 2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) 3. Lilo and Stitch (2002) 4. Treasure Planet (2002) 5. Atlantis; The Lost Empire (2001) 6. The Little Mermaid (1989) 7. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998) 8. Sleeping Beauty (1959) 9. Peter Pan: Return to Never Land (2002) 10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Part 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10

More Animaton Shitposts

anonymous asked:

Do u have any advice on studying a subject that you really can't understand? (Chemistry in my case)

HOW TO STUDY A DIFFICULT SUBJECT?

  • STEP ONE, ALWAYS, is MINDSET.
  • Eliminate “can’t understand” from your vocabulary. Transform it to “will find out”. This way you open your mind to accepting new information, without it hitting the wall inside your mind that would have said, “Can’t. It’s too much. It’s too difficult.”
  • Appreciate the fact that you get the opportunity to learn the amazing science to know the world at an elemental level.
  • Remember that no one is born with knowledge, we all learn it, some topics just take a little longer, esp if were aren’t that familiar with the related concepts. Don’t compare the fact that others in your class are learning things at a different speed. Because you’re living your own journey. You’re in a lane of your own.
  • So allow yourself to spend extra time exploring the topic. There are two parts to learning: understanding and memorising. This helps with the understanding.
  • Familiarise yourself with the concept from various points of view, not just the way the teacher is teaching it. Because often the way you are taught something can make something seem more difficult, vs a teacher who really takes the time to make it seem easy.
  • Take the time to learn the basics.
  • Find other ways to learn the same info. Have multiple sources of info: YOUTUBE (helped me personally), textbooks, google the topic.
  • Ask a fellow student who knows it better and ask them to talk about some of the points with you.
  • Relate what you learn and see how they impact and exist in the real world - turn it more practical, beyond theory. Connect it with other disciplines.
  • Read the textbook - slowly. Give yourself time to understand it esp the early paragraphs
  • Practice the questions at your own pace allowing yourself to see how it works.