across the ocean

tbh i hate Congratulations Angelica Schuyler deserves better then weeping across the oceans over the letters of some fuckboi like it’s starts out so strong and you are so ready for Angelica to just fucking wreck Alex and then “I languished in a loveless marriage in London/I lived only to read your letters” like are you kidding me… Angelica’s entire life revolved around this dick? She doesn’t even get to care about letters from her family? Her entire character/life is about Alex? Get this shit song away from me, away from Angelica, and away from Alexander Hamilton’s ego I’m no here for you or this song

i hate when my family tells ppl that i sleep all day bc im up on my laptop all night bc no. i sleep all day bc im fucking depressed nd im on my laptop all the time bc any of the friends i have live across the ocean

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you by any chance have any headcanons that would cover transportation to/from America? I've realized suddenly that all this gramander is strictly bound to the territory. I mean, what are the options? I guess it might be challenging to apparate UK->US, floo powder probably wouldn't work across the ocean, portkeys - can anyone make them? And what about owls?? How a cute little Newt would send a letter to beautiful and smug Percival, if it requires an owl to have superpowers to get to him..

HELLO ANON.

just as a by-n-by - i am possibly the worst person to ask about hp verse lore. i will shamefully admit that i’ve only read up to book 5 (but i only remember events up to book 4) and i haven’t seen past movie 4.

so, i believe, from a quick squint at wiki, that apparating cross continents is super duper hard and only possible by the most powerful of wizards and from that, i would infer that it’s really taxing on magical power, maybe even physically too. but apparating together when they’re in the same country though? any excuse to hold onto each other amirite

in regards to floo, it seems to be a britain only thing? i would think america would have it’s own system, maybe using something based off the underground network but it’ll probably be domestic only as well, as opposed to international.

portkeys can be made! but probably a highly uncomfortable way to travel constantly and percival would probably insist on going through all the right channels and getting permission from the ministry of magic as well as macusa and it’s a hell of a lot of effort to set up (with newt not understanding why because it’s literally eighty pages of forms, percival, eighty. pages.)

so, if they’re far apart the only thing they can rely on is owl/bird post. in hp, canon (if i’m remembering correctly), sirius has sent harry stuff using a tropical bird, hermione’s sent letters to viktor krum using owl and both of those recipients are presumably overseas. so, why not newt and percival?

imagine this - newt finishing off his book in the south american jungle after the events of the movie and sending percival a letter via toucan or a parrot, something big and colourful and flamboyant that knocks on the window of his office when he’s briefing his new crop of baby aurors about something. percival sighs even as he unlatches his window and let’s the bird settle on the perch he’s had set up in an unobtrusive corner. there’s food and water ready and the bird already has its beak full of seed as percival slides the letter from it’s claw. meanwhile, his troop of young aurors just. gape. (what is he doing. what is that. does he have a secret lover or something?) - the last one is basically correct but percival isn’t telling them anything, dismissing them with a wave of his hand and a Very Pointed Look.

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All across the ocean, marine organisms from tiny fish to enormous whales rely on sound and hearing for their survival. But increasing human activity within our ocean over the last century has also meant increasing levels of noise.

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Across the National Marine Sanctuary System, sanctuary managers are working to understand the soundscapes within their protected areas so they can better safeguard the species that rely on sound. How are they doing it? Read on for two perspectives from Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary superintendent Sarah Fangman and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary superintendent Carol Bernthal.

Left: Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary superintendent Sarah Fangman (Photo: NOAA). Right: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary superintendent Carol Bernthal (Photo: David J. Ruck/NOAA)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is located off the coast of Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. Why is sound important in that sanctuary? How would you characterize the sanctuary’s soundscape?

Carol Bernthal: We are just beginning to understand the issue of sound in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and how to use this information to help protect sanctuary resources. Sound travels further and faster in water than it does in the air, about 4.4 times as fast. Olympic Coast, with its wilderness characteristics above water, provides an interesting case study on how “natural” the underwater seascape really is as compared to more use-intensive marine areas. The sanctuary’s proximity to Canada also provides an opportunity to understand sound in an international context – resource managers on both sides of the border are interested in this information.

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