honestly my biggest pet peeve in fic AND in canon is everyone forgetting that kara is more than just a musclehead with the emotional range of a puppy and is actually a refugee, with her entire culture and language and religion wiped out, everyone she’s ever met dead, not simply a human with powers but a Kryptonian, always.
Who comes from a family of universe-renowned scientists, and was considered a genius by the standards of the extremely technologically advanced society that aren’t simply american humans in a few thousand years but people who probably have very different brains–along with also being created via the Codex and genetic manipulation (so it’s probably phased out any junk DNA, or vestigial structures–so, Kara probably doesn’t actually have an appendix or wisdom teeth tbh). If Kara had actually lived her life on Krypton, there’s a very high chance she would have went into the Science guild tbh
Really, imagine if you had gone through the equivalent of a rigorous phD program, and then all of a sudden put in a kindergarten science class. In the comics Kara was about to become the youngest person on the Kryptonian science counsel, ever
Yeah, of course Kara’s going to be bored with Earth level science, those science fairs that Alex dragged her along to are, to her, probably rudimentary at best, wildly off the mark at worst (and really–she’s been told to keep hidden. Genius children make news, genius children are noticed. Alex probably had a bit more leeway as the daughter of two world renowned scientists, already noticed by her teachers to be gifted but kara’s already the new adopted kid with the funny accent and mannerisms in a small town. That would be the exact opposite of laying low).
Lena’s probably a better tactician than Kara–a life as a Luthor would be a constant practice in tactics, long term planning. She’s definitely a brilliant scientist, but out of the two of them? Kara’s probably better.
And honestly? Lena realizing just how brilliant Kara really is, a fully fleshed three dimensional character, would be such a better story than just pretending that kara is an idiot with maybe 3 emotions.
Part of what makes Kara such a compelling character is that she’s been through so much, has so much anger and rage and sorrow but still manages to be a light and inspiration for others, intelligent, someone with a gift with words, a genius–someone who thinks of herself–Kara Zor-El, the powerless Kryptonian–as ordinary, someone not yet worthwhile, but she wants to be. She defeated Myriad through her words, through her sincerity and optimism, simply as herself. As Astra said, Kara “has the heart of a hero,” regardless of powers.Her heart is what makes her a hero.
tl;dr: kara is more than just a “puppy” who is incapable of intelligent thought
Washington State University Physicists create 'negative mass'
Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.
The phenomenon is rarely created in laboratory conditions and can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos, said Michael Forbes, a WSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington. The research appears today in the journal Physical Review Letters, where it is featured as an “Editor’s Suggestion.”
Hypothetically, matter can have negative mass in the same sense that an electric charge can be either negative or positive. People rarely think in these terms, and our everyday world sees only the positive aspects of Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion, in which a force is equal to the mass of an object times its acceleration, or F=ma. In other words, if you push an object, it will accelerate in the direction you’re pushing it. Mass will accelerate in the direction of the force.
The part where Tracer’s chronal accelerator was destroyed and her last movements was helplessly reaching out for Winston, and he desperately tried to take her hand until she disappeared? That’s where men wept
mr. pissboy in charge reportedly told the mexican president “i don’t need the mexicans. i don’t need mexico,” and “we are going to build the wall and you all are going to pay for it, like it or not”. which is bad enough, but then trump really outshitted himself by suggesting that unless mexico were able to combat drug trafficking, he would send US troops to take care of it
if this is true, the american president literally just threatened to invade an allied country. let that fucking sink in for a while
acc pre-calc notes from this week! we started learning about the unit circle and radians and degrees and stuff like that, and tbh it’s kinda sorta making sense??? i mean, i’m still rlly bad at estimating, but you gotta do what you gotta do to improve :’)
inspired by this vine and fueled by the encouragement of @zephyoongist and the help of other kind souls (who I’m not going to tag bc like…I don’t want to spam you all)
smut, 2.4k words, jungkook/reader, racer/playboy/rich kid au
in is never hard; after all, the illegal racing scene isn’t new to you. It’s as
chaotic as ever, and you love it. People call out bets, bicker, toss money and
who knows what else about, while in the background, music blasts. You push past
people–scantily clad girls, half-naked men–as you make your way to the bar.
The bartender greets you with a smile and a nod as you slide into a vacant
“Hey there,” he says. “Haven’t
seen you in a while.” He has to raise his voice to be heard above the din of
the pre-race excitement.
“Jin,” you say. “Things got busy.
I’m glad to be back, though.”
“You didn’t miss much. You
excited for tonight’s race?”
“You know it,” you say, smirking.
Someone roughly pushes past, jostling you; you turn to glare at his retreating
back before turning to Jin again. “It’s so crowded here. More than I remember it
He shrugs. “Yeah, well, this is
how it usually is whenever Jeon and his other rich friends come by. I hear he’s
racing tonight, too.”
Virgo is the sign that honours the ancient ceremonies of the moon through the pattern of everyday ritual. The moon is also the soul ruler of Virgo, so the crackling energies of the new moon can be especially potent in Virgo as the new soul of the mother is born. It revitalises the need for self care and preservation. It can generate intense self reflection and bring contaminated thoughts, untreated illness or aches, and destructive patterns to light to produce an internal cleanse. We all know Virgo for being the sign that keeps order and arrangement around the home. They keep what they need and frequently discard what is no longer useful, they do routine clean ups and clean outs. In Australia spring time is beginning during the new moon in Virgo and it makes me think of the ‘spring clean out’. The new moon calls for the external and internal detox. Like tidying and re-arranging your room, it’s time to self reflect and cleanse the body and mind. If we have unknowingly formed bad habits these may be revealed to us. Symptoms we have been ignoring accelerate and demand attention. The mind, body, and spirit is open and receptive to cleansing, changing and re-arranging. Contaminations in these areas induced by worn out thinking patterns, negative self talk, and exhausting rituals can be detoxed with genuine lunar tonic. These energies can be the initiation of energy preparing for the Libra equinox
Aries rising ~ Can detoxify and purify the mind from self destructive thinking patterns and mental rituals they feel they are bound to
Taurus rising ~ Can recognise and release self depreciating beliefs. Can begin to heal parental disputes
Gemini rising: Can be assisted to let go of painful and tormenting memories
Cancer rising: Can detoxify and purify the mind from self destructive thinking patterns and mental rituals they feel they are bound to
Leo rising: Can begin to get to the core of physical and emotional security and safety concerns
Virgo rising: Can begin to release from emotionally conditioned habits and rituals
Libra rising: Emotional detox, can release pent up suffering
Scorpio rising: Can begin to initiate the deep connections they need with others
Sagittarius rising: Can begin to free themselves from expectation and the torment of unmet desire
Capricorn rising: Can clean out the cobwebs in the mind and dissolve the restrictions they have placed on it
Aquarius rising: Can begin to disturbance in the unconscious that have resulted in destructive habits or rituals
Pisces rising: Can cleanse the heart for a fresh perspective on the current relationship, or begin to heal heartache
smut, 3.1k words, jungkook/reader, racer/playboy/rich kid au
“A fractured ankle, whiplash, a giant bruise the size of Jupiter
on his cheek, and another across his chest,” Jin says, pouring you a drink. He
pushes it across the table to you, and you take it gratefully. “Overall, not as
bad as it could’ve been. He got really fucking lucky, with the seatbelt and
airbags and shit.”
You feel like you can finally
fucking breathe even as you scowl, hard. “That’s still pretty
Jin gives you a look. “You’re
just salty because no one kept you updated on his condition, aren’t you?”