also it's around that time for me

anonymous asked:

i feel like sometimes as an autistic person i should just stay out of political stuff because im too dumb for it? i feel like a simpleton whos just not cut out for leftism sometimes but im still not gonna give up on it obviously its just my ability to analyse things when i cant understand subtext without it being spelt out for me is totally crippled most of the time and i have to go around waiting for someone smarter then me to explain it like im a stupid child or something, if that makes sense

also i feel incredibly clueless about a lot of leftism in general but i wanna try and understand

im really sorry you feel that way but i dont think you should stay out of politics and i dont think anyone is too stupid to understand leftism or anything. a lot of theory and history i think seems complex or is written using terms that are hard to get at first but if you boil it down to the essentials i think anyone can understand it, especially because theory pertains to our lives and whats around us in capitalist society. im not autistic so i cant say i understand what ur experiences and shit are but personally when im reading stuff a lot of it has gone over my head at first and ive had trouble understanding certain analyses and concepts at first too and i think a lot of other ppl have had that issue too. but honestly if its hard for u, u dont actually need to be reading like 1000 page books from the 1800s about capitalism. you can get the concept of alienation of labour just from talking with friends about ur own experiences at work or something, you dont need to be making complex analyses or have read every important part of leftist theory. sorry if this is absolutely not helpful at all but solidarity, and u can always message me about shit if u want

the new taz ep was really fucking good and emotional I almost cried and this is what I’ve decided to draw to express that

hes a supernatural kid who can levitate things (including himself) and has a third eye

The Geminids Are Now Playing in a Sky Near You

The Geminids, which peak during mid-December each year, are considered to be one of the best and most reliable annual meteor showers

This month, they’re active from Dec. 4-17, and peak the evening of Dec. 13-14 for a full 24 hours, meaning more worldwide meteor watchers will get to enjoy the show. 

Below are 10 things to know about this beautiful spectacle.

1. The forecast. 

From our resident night sky expert, Jane Jones: If you can see Orion and Gemini in the sky, you’ll see some Geminids. Expect to see about 60 meteors per hour before midnight on Dec. 13 and from midnight-3:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 from a dark sky. You’ll see fewer meteors after moonrise at 3:30 a.m. local time. In the southern hemisphere, you won’t see as many, perhaps 10-20 per hour, because the radiant—the point in the sky where the meteor shower appears to originate—never rises above the horizon.

2. Viewing tips.

Kids can join in on the fun as early as 9 or 10 p.m. You’ll want to find an area well away from city or street lights. Come prepared for winter temperatures with a sleeping bag, blanket, or lawn chair. Lie flat on your back and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you’ll begin to see meteors. Be patient—the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.

3. Late bloomer.

The Geminids weren’t always such as a spectacular show. When they first began appearing in the mid-1800s, there were only 10-20 visible meteors per hour. Since then, the Geminids have grown to become one of the major showers of the year.

4. Remind me—where do meteor showers come from?

Meteors come from leftover comet particles and bits from asteroids. When these objects come around the Sun, they leave a dusty trail behind them. Every year, the Earth passes through these debris trails, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere, where they disintegrate to create fiery and colorful streaks in the sky.

5. That said…

While most meteor showers come from comets, the Geminids originate from an asteroid: 3200 Phaethon. Asteroid 3200 Phaethon takes 1.4 years to orbit the Sun once. It is possible that Phaethon is a “dead comet” or a new kind of object being discussed by astronomers called a “rock comet.” Phaethon’s comet-like, highly-elliptical orbit around the Sun supports this hypothesis. That said, scientists aren’t too sure how to define Phaethon. When it passes by the Sun, it doesn’t develop a cometary tail, and its spectra looks like a rocky asteroid. Also, the bits and pieces that break off to form the Geminid meteoroids are several times denser than cometary dust flakes.

6. Tell me more. 

3200 Phaethon was discovered on Oct. 11, 1983 by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. Because of its close approach to the Sun, Phaethon is named after the Greek mythological character who drove the Sun-god Helios’ chariot. Phaethon is a small asteroid: its diameter measures only 3.17 miles (5.10 kilometers) across. And we have astronomer Fred Whipple to thank—he realized that Phaethon is the source for the Geminids.

7. A tale of twins. 

The Geminids’ radiant is the constellation Gemini, a.k.a. the “Twins.” And, of course, the constellation of Gemini is also where we get the name for the shower: Geminids.

8. In case you didn’t know. 

The constellation for which a meteor shower is named only helps stargazers determine which shower they’re viewing on a given night; the constellation is not the source of the meteors. Also, don’t just look to the constellation of Gemini to view the Geminids—they’re visible throughout the night sky.

9. And in case you miss the show. 

There’s a second meteor shower in December: the Ursids, radiating from Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper. If Dec. 22 and the morning of Dec. 23 are clear where you are, have a look at the Little Dipper’s bowl—you might see about 10 meteors per hour.

10. Endless opportunities. There are so many sights to see in the sky. Use the Night Sky Network, the Solar System Ambassadors, and the Museum Alliance to look up local astronomy clubs, and join them for stargazing events in town, and under dark skies.

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

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hey im a mentally ill black 17 year old girl whos geek ass was accepted to be in the macys thanksgiving day parade. Its gonna cost me around $3,000. Im getting a job but i dont think ill make 3k by then. My mom is on disability and we’ve been getting cuts recently so we are struggling.

I’m gonna try to do charity gigs and stuff but like….im not gonna make enough in time u know

if you are able to donate a few bucks the paypal is paypal.me/nhara19 and also please rb this because i have 60 followers

i posted this to twitter but @anonprotagging made a comment about how garry’s a relatable sad adult and it really resonated with me so here we are with mio’s first ib fan art in ten million years

So rey/los aren’t getting why so many factions of the fandom are upset and are just labeling them under the broad scope of “antis” which is…exactly what you should expect. But I think it’s worth looking who this movie honestly does shit on every single fan besides specific people in the reylo fan: 

Let’s start with the big one: Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker is not just some random character that you can wave away in Star Wars. He is the beginning of Star Wars, the great everyman who both inspired many pieces of fantasy and sci-fi media beyond him and subverted what we’d call common notions of those genres. Unlike Han Solo, for example, Luke Skywalker’s main weapon at the end of the Original Trilogy is his kindness, compassion, and bravery. He doesn’t defeat the Emperor and the Dark Side by swinging his lightsaber but through deciding to love his father and believe in the goodness inside of him. 

Luke Skywalker is the heart and soul of Star Wars: period

Keep reading

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random comics post number 01

some more saturn rx things
  • don’t rush anything!!!! try to avoid rushing things as best you can especially with matters that have to do with whichever house(s) of yours it’ll be transiting
  • think about the house it’ll be transiting and think back: have you rushed anything to do with those matters in the past and had it end poorly or not get complete closure? those situations may make their way back in, think of it as a second chance and don’t rush them this time
  • have you been procrastinating? have you been lazy and careless about important things? it might nip you in the bud, but just take it as initiative to be more conscientious 
  • is a certain routine, schedule, or set way of behavior starting to fall apart on you or not serve you as well as it used to? now’s a good time to let it go
  • have you been sticking to your responsibilities and obligations despite how arduous or tiring? now could easily be a time of reprieve or bring a sense of accomplishment

and as usual 

  • nothing goes away until it teaches you what you need to know 
  • don’t plan your life around a retrograde, there’s a lot of potential to learn and grow with them
  • as I was telling a friend earlier, sometimes the best things for us are initially unpleasant and difficult, but they really are all for the better

every new interaction in these stolen century episodes makes the fact that lucretia had to make them forget all that more and more heavy, but the thing that is really painful this time around is when you remember that merle highchurch, the man who communed with the hunger itself, is insecure about his place on the team

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second year edition featuring seventeen ! [ insp: 1 2 3 4 ]

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When you’re too popular among your friends~ | trans by me

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Cey’s Summer Fun Event: Sanrio Amiibo Card Pack Giveaway

Okay ladies and gents, boys and girls, the Summer Fun Event continues, and this time it’s even bigger than the treasure hunts! These guys are sold out everywhere, what a pain to get them! But they’ve arrived! It’s finally time.

Time for Cey to give away one super wildly-coveted, unopened pack of Sanrio Amiibo Cards – that’s the entire officially-licensed English 6 pack, with all 6 villagers! There is one card each for Rilla, Chai, Etoile, Chelsea, Toby, and Marty. Yep! I’m giving the entire pack away! For free!

But before you get too excited, I need you to slow down and read the rules to make sure you are eligible to enter this giveaway. Please read this entire post.

To enter this giveaway and qualify as a winner:

You must be a US or Canadian resident with a registered address. Sorry, I’m not shipping these internationally. These packs are NOT sold anywhere in the US or Canada. I am in the US. No PO boxes. No exceptions.
You must be able to give me your address / receive mail from a stranger. If you are under 18, I need to know you have permission from your parents to give me your address and to receive mail from me if you win.
You must be following me. I paid for these cards, so this gift is for my followers. New followers are welcome! But please only follow if you are interested in following me long-term. (I post original content, it’s worth it.) If you follow me from your main blog, put your main blog’s name in your tags when you re-blog!
Like and / or re-blog to enter. Two entries maximum per person. You may re-blog as many times as you like, but only your first like and your first re-blog count as ticket entries for the raffle.
Entries will be open from August 1st - August 31st, 2017. That’s one month! Only entries within this timeframe will be accepted; all other entries will be ignored.
Once I draw a winner, I will message the user to ensure they are still an active user (and I will also check to make sure they are following me), and if I do not receive a response, I will simply re-draw the winner until a viable one has been chosen. I also reserve the right to disqualify entries if necessary, for any reason.
Winner will be announced sometime around the first week of September. This will give me time to confirm the winner is active, get their address, so forth and so on.

Unopened pack is in-hand and shown below:

Good luck everyone! (ノ❀✧ヮ✧)ノ*:・゚✧

It's better to be safe, than sorry.

My Auntie told me this story a while back.

My aunt is a Paramedic and used to drive an ambulance in England. One afternoon, she and her colleague were driving along a motorway (in work time) when she noticed a BMW weaving in and out of traffic, driving well over the speed limit. The driver was also breaking in the fast lane in front of cars and generally, being an all-round a**hole. Before too long, the driver, going around 80/90mph, spun out and careered off the road into a ditch.

Regardless of his a**holery, they immediately headed to the scene to offer aid. Amazingly, the driver only suffered very minor injuries and was refusing to receive any medical aid. He ‘needed to be somewhere’. My auntie, however, wanted to make sure she did her job properly and refused to let the man leave or get out of the car. She told him to stay still and remain seated whilst they check for any neck or back injuries (which he clearly didn’t have). Being the professional that she was and wanting to make absolutely sure that no further injury could arise, she called in the fire brigade to cut the man out of his car.

And they f*cking did. The cut the roof of this guy’s BMW off to allow for easier access. To say his was pissed off was an understatement, but as she said to him – ‘’it’s better to be safe than sorry.’’

Maybe he’ll think about the consequences of driving like an arse in future.

so i watched this chinese drama called Nirvana in Fire and it fUCKED ME UP

here’s a thing i’m working on! i’ll eventually color it, but i quite like the lineart :D