and it's been the same ever since

Honestly, ever since becoming a fanfic writer myself I’ve become like 500% more understanding and patient about other authors’ update schedules. An author takes 6+ months to post their next chapter? Yeah, totally get that real life can get in the way. An author abandons a fic? Disappointing, but it happens- sometimes inspiration for a story just dies. An author apologizes about taking so long to post a 10k word chapter? Dude, that’s like 18-20 pages on Word single-spaced. It takes me at least a week to write an essay for school a quarter the length of that, and that’s with a deadline. 

It’s probably the most important thing writing fanfic has taught me, tbh. How to fully appreciate the hard work someone else has put into their story. How important the role of the audience is to an author. And that no matter what, you are never entitled to demand more of a story that you are getting for free. 

Why Do We Study Ice?

Discover why we study ice and how this research benefits Earth. 

We fly our DC-8 aircraft very low over Antarctica as part of Operation IceBridge – a mission that’s conducting the largest-ever airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice.

Records show that 2015 was the warmest year on record, and this heat affects the Arctic and Antarctica – areas that serve as a kind of air conditioner for Earth and hold an enormous of water.

IceBridge flies over both Greenland and Antarctica to measure how the ice in these areas is changing, in part because of rising average global temperatures.

IceBridge’s data has shown that most of Antarctica’s ice loss is occurring in the western region. All that melting ice flows into the ocean, contributing to sea level rise.

IceBridge has been flying the same routes since the mission began in 2009. Data from the flights help scientists better measure year-to-year changes.

IceBridge carries the most sophisticated snow and ice instruments ever flown.  Its main instrument is called the Airborne Topographic Mapper, or ATM.The ATM laser measure changes in the height of the ice surface by measuring the time it takes for laser light to bounce off the ice and return to the plane – ultimately mapping ice in great detail, like in this image of Antarctica’s Crane Glacier.

For the sake of the laser, IceBridge planes have to fly very low over the surface of snow and ice, sometimes as low as 1,000 feet above the ground. For comparison, commercial flights usually stay around 30,000 feet! Two pilots and a flight enginner manage the many details involved in each 10- to 12-hour flight.

One of the scientific radars that fly aboard IceBridge helped the British Antarctic Survey create this view of what Antarctica would look like without any ice.

IceBridge also studies gravity using a very sensitive instrument that can measure minuscule gravitational changes, allowing scientists to map the ocean cavities underneath the ice edges of Antarctica. This data is essential for understanding how the ice and the ocean interact. The instrument’s detectors are very sensitive to cold, so we bundle it up to keep it warm!

Though the ice sheet of Antarctica is two miles thick in places, the ice still “flows” – faster in some places and slower in others. IceBridge data helps us track how much glaciers change from year-to-year.

Why do we call this mission IceBridge? It is bridging the gap between our Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, or ICESat – which gathered data from 2003 to 2009 – and ICESat-2, which will launch in 2018.

Learn more about our IceBridge mission here: and about all of our ice missions on Twitter at @NASA_Ice.

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Pink Polka dots

In which Harry and you have been away from each other for way too long and him looking way too good before his show

Request: Sex with Harry on the tour bus or backstage.

A/N: This is the very first time i have ever written smut so if it doesn’t sound so grand i’m sorry but i’m trying my best. Don’t forget to send requests if you wanna see more. But i truly hope you enjoy. 

 Its been six months. Six months since you have seen each other face to face. Other than the occasional facetime and skype call at least once a week. But it still wasn’t the same, it wasn’t the same to be able to hold him and feel his strong arms wrap around your body and squeeze you tight to his chest, to look at him and see how his face and body reacts to your gentle touches, kissing him till the sunrises in the morning and feel his plump lips all over your skin, to sleep next to him and feel his strong arms keeping you safe all night.

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anonymous asked:

you'd think after the number of fics i've read and how long its been since yoi ended i would be tired of victuuri and ready to move on. but no, i'm still so weak for victor and yuuri romancing each other, victor and yuuri boning each other, victor and yuuri flirting with each other, victor and yuri cuddling with each other, victor and yuuri being absolute saps for each other and ending up together as soulmates no matter what universe <3

Omg same! I don’t think I’ll ever get over Victuuri…

I don’t know if this makes me a terrible person, but waiting for Stiles all season was worth it. Because honestly the amount of Stydia was beyond words. I am actually speechless about it. Its come out as squeals for the past week. But not only that, Stiles came back as his original sassy self. Ever since Season 3 when Void Stiles was present, Stiles has not been the same lighthearted goofball that he always was and we have finally been reunited with Stiles in all of sassy glory.

Originally posted by redstringstydias

I’ve always been good at being on my own, I’ve never needed anyone. from a young age I’ve learned to fend for myself, and at the end of the day its always been me against the world. until you. you came out of nowhere really. and ever since I’ve been trying to learn what its like to lean on another person. one day you were just there and now i don’t remember what days without you are like, but at the same time i never wanna have to experience what a day without you is. I’m still learning. what its like to not be alone. one day you just walked in, and it has me wondering if its just as easy to walk in as it is to walk out? and that scares me. and i guess thats why I’m good at being alone, because the only one who can walk out on me is myself. one day you were just there and ever since i havent figured out how to be without you and i guess this is what it is to need someone. 

Do you wanna know THE sentence that changed my life forever and since nothing has ever been the same?

“ Agent Mulder. I’m Dana Scully, I’ve been assigned to work with you.”

So, yeah. This is what I am here for. To love this series, to love its actors and to connect with the others who has similar interests. We are here for the same things, let’s follow each other, let’s chat, debate and have fun. I’ve made some great friends on this website and I’d love more people to have this chance. Tumblr should be a fun place! If we disagree on important things, fine. We can respect that, respect each other and live in peace next to each other. “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” 

Here are some modern malec headcanons since I haven’t posted in for fucking ever

•Magnus’ favorite song changes every week, but Alec’s stays the same

•They met when Alec was running and Magnus hit him with his bike (Magnus didn’t know how to ride a bike, but his friend Ragnor insisted he at least try)

•Alec had insisted the blood running from his arm really wasn’t a big deal, but Magnus bought him ice cream to make up for it anyways

•(On the anniversary of that day, they always go out for ice cream)  

•Magnus’ least favorite memory was the night Jace had called him insisting that he come pick himself and Alec up, as Alexander had the bright idea (this is also why he doesn’t drink anymore) to key someone’s car after they had been rude to Clary (a surprising friendship know one had seen coming) and he had gotten caught and sufficiently had his nose broken in the process.

•Magnus sometimes got more mad at Alec’s parents for their homophobia than Alec did, once getting into a shouting match with Mayrse while waiting for Alec to get home

•He just couldn’t understand how they couldn’t love their son as much as he did

•Alec secretly got a job at Starbucks, of all places, because he knew that Magnus would never be caught dead there, to save up for an apartment for two years, three months, and seventeen days (trust me, he was counting)

•He surprised Magnus with the keys on the anniversary of the bike incident, with the fridge stocked with ice cream

•Magnus had been the one who proposed to Alec, twice : once, drunk with a ring pop and the second spontaneously in the middle of a supermarket, three hours before he meant to do it (it was just so fucking hard to wait when Alexander kept pointing out lipsticks that Magnus might like, trying so hard to be helpful even though he couldn’t tell the difference between eyeshadow and blush sometimes)

•Alec had said yes both times, but Magnus only remembered the second

•Until the wedding, when the best man, Jace Herondale, spilled all the details during his speech (which also included twenty two jokes)

•For Alec’s 23rd birthday, Magnus bought him a puppy, a tiny little pomeranian who got along nicely with his cat

•Magnus thought that Alec’s tattoos were so damn hot

•Magnus never did learn how to properly ride a bike, but took up kickboxing with Alec instead

This scene

This scene means absolutely everything. 

After years of being put through things they never would’ve imagined, not knowing if the other was alive or dead.. Here they both are

Finally, together, on the same side. In the same place. Able to be themselves.

And able to have the conversation they’ve been waiting for and wanting ever since their first meeting. They can finally get to know each other, hear each others’ stories. And turn the understanding they’d reached into a path towards achieving their goal- to change their wrong world. 

Just look. Look at the way Amon turns toward that familiar voice, how he looks at Kaneki

He looks at him with his entire soul in his eyes. (Seriously what a gorgeous panel.) He’s finally seeing his full face for the first time :’) but you know he recognizes those eyes, that voice, that white hair. His eyes are so gentle, and tired, and full of emotion. A little haunted. But he looks so beautiful.

And he calls Kaneki by the only name he knows him by.. Eyepatch :’) Just like old times. If that doesn’t bring a smile to Kaneki’s face I don’t know what will. 

He still doesn’t even know Kaneki’s name, but here they are. Finally able to have the conversation that’s been led up to for years. With this, so much can change, including each other. I’m sure Kaneki will help Amon to accept what he is now, and control his new strength and grow into it. And Amon will be able to give Kaneki the same guidance that he has ever since their first meeting.

On this little bench is where I’m guessing their conversation will happen. On the rooftop of the building, under a night sky (something that was always associated with their relationship).

This is seriously too beautiful. This means absolutely everything.

[NEWS/TRANS] 161216 #크나큰 #KNK "Seeing B.A.P's Zelo is motivating... wants to follow his footsteps"

1. Most memorable memory during this promotional activity

Jihun: We received our first award. It felt good receiving the Kpop Singer Award at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards.It was meaningful because it was our first award after we debuted.
Heejun: and we shot our first commercial/ad for height growth supplements. It was really good. It would be nice if lots of (my) friends will grow taller

2. Are there any memorable feedback/s from your stages?
Heejun and Jihun: There were lots of talks about our choreography, it was nice to hear that our choreography keeps on getting better. It also feels good when they say that we sing well live. Its been our pride ever since we debuted.

3.You often have the same activities with Astro and Pentagon and the others
Seungjun: It’s nice because we’re friends. When we meet in the broadcast stations, we talk a lot. Ever since our debut, we almost have the same promotions/activities with astro. Surprised to hear that it was their last stage for this promotions… I wished we’d always be together.. haha

4.Are you not motivated by your co-workers?
Heejun: not sure with colleagues, but we feel like we have a lot to learn from our seniors. We always monitor B.A.P Zelo senior’s rehearsals and recording stages. We watch his stages because even though he’s really tall, he dances really well. And that’s why we want to follow his footsteps.

5. Modifier you want to put before your group name.
Inseong: CFidols. I want to shoot (lots of CFs). The more the better!
Youjin: Idols you can trust. Our songs are really good but I believe that a lot of people haven’t listened to them yet. It would be nice if a lot of people would listen (to our songs)

© KNK International

pray 4 me

i hate myself and everything ive become as a person and hate where i am in life….i wish i could go back to 2013 and start over from then…back to when i was happy, had everything i wanted, was satisfied, didnt have anxiety, wasnt lowkey depressed, wasnt lost spiritually, etc.

smh, my life went to shit in 2015 and i havent been the same since….people in my family and my friends love me but ion feel loved anymore, im not genuinely happy unless its related to music, i have a lot of anxiety and get worried over da smallest shit all the time now, im spiritually lukewarm and idk what to do, i hate where i am in life fuck…ever since shit happened in 2015, i became broken in every sense of the word and still aint healed…..i feel like im never gonna be truly happy again, i feel like im never gonna be anything in life, feel like ima be alone all my life…

pray for me

Routine Part II (Edward Nygma x Reader)

A/N: i cant thank all of you enough for all the praise and love ive been given over one fluff. It was so amazing and i adore each of you wow. It literally made my day. I hope you all enjoy this and i apologize in advance if its bad. :( kisses!

Warnings: 100% fluffffffff and poor reader omg im so sorry

Tags: @gotham-city-tales @jokesterwrites @restupmyfeatheredfriend @queencobblefreezestuff @starfishfaerie

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anonymous asked:

It kinda irk me how everyone assume that sinbad was gonna have romance with Celen. There was nothing that ever hinted or implied it, romantic feels cheap to me. If anything I see their relationship mirrored Alibaba and Cassim

(same?) anon asked:
I never saw anything romantic about sinbad and serendines relationship. And I never was able to see them being in a romantic relationship.Is she someone who he cares about? Of course. But that doesn’t mean its automatically romantic. With the way snb has been going I’m sure they will mirror what happened between Alibaba and Cassim, since there is quite a few parallels between them.

To be fair, it’s not like there isn’t anything that could be taken as shipping material; as I mentioned before, the images were kind of teasing the audience. That said, I also don’t think it’s been implied in any seriousness, and seeing how things are right now in Sinbad no Bouken it is unlikely it will ever happen.

You know, I actually do think they had some potential as a couple, but I would very much dislike it if they were to become canon without the current state of affairs in SnB changing. In other words, as they are now, both as individuals and in terms of their relationship, I don’t think they will be romantically involved at any point - and if they do without they themselves changing, I would be very disappointed.

Now, once again, was Serendine a big influence in Sinbad’s life? Most definitely yes.