andromeda 50

2 May 1998: the battle of hogwarts

17 years ago today, people fought for freedom. 

17 years ago today, Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin died fighting for what they believed in: love and equality. 17 years ago today, Teddy Lupin became an orphan.

17 years ago today, Fred Weasley died fighting for family and joy. 17 years ago today, two became one and nine became eight.

17 years ago today, Colin Creevey and Lavender Brown fought for education and their friends. 17 years ago today, a boy lost his older brother and role model and two couples lost their child.

17 years ago today, Severus Snape died because he stayed loyal to the man who gave him a second chance. He died fighting for forgiveness. 

17 years ago today, 50 others died too. Leaving family and friends.  

Let us raise our wands in memory of all who fought bravely for what they believed in. They all fought for freedom and love, knowing that if they’d lose, they’d lose many friends and family. They didn’t want to live in a society were muggle-borns would be killed or had to go into hiding. They didn’t want to live in a society filled with darkness. They fought for light and goodness, because they knew that living without love isn’t living at all.


I’m slowly gathering a collection of clips and footage of weird bugs, animations, and faces from Mass Effect: Andromeda. I have about 50 saved clips recorded from the xbox so far, it’ll definitly be in the hundreds by the time i beat this game. Haven’t encountered anything gamebreaking yet, though i’m starting to think it might only be a matter of time.

Going to put the best ones togeather in somekind of video, the game itself is pretty fun though, animations and bugs aside.

nightingaletrash  asked:

41-50 for your Ryder twins

41. What’s their sexuality? What do they find attractive? Physically and mentally? What do they like/need in a relationship?

Sara is a demisexual lesbian. And physically, she likes an open smile, and probably would look at the eyes first. Mentally, she is attracted to wits, and kindness. She desires honesty in a relationship: she hates being lied to. Also definitely someone who will hold her sometimes, and have her back. She’s been through a lot of shit, sometimes you just want to snuggle with your girlfriend and take a deep breath. 

Scott likes men, though I haven’t decided yet if he’s gay or bi. He isn’t that different from Sara in that he likes open smiles and warm eyes, but a nicely shaped butt doesn’t hurt either. He appreciates humor in the people he’s attracted to, and is definitely not someone for short flings. He wants something serious, a partner with whom he can a plan a future with. 

42. What are their goals? What would they sacrifice anything for? What is their secret ambition?

Scott wants to make a home in the Andromeda galaxy, settle down somewhere eventually, maybe find a partner to share it with. You can also bet your arse that he would sacrifice all of that for his family. His ambitions are pretty straight forward, so he doesn’t have any secret ones. 

Sara is more restless in nature and wouldn’t be satisfied sticking to one place. The Tempest has become home for her, and she can take that home with her when she travels: perfect. Maybe, if she’s a bit older, she’ll settle down, but right now she wants to explore and see new worlds, new people. She hopes she can live to see the day where humanity goes on exploring a new part of Andromeda, and that she can be part of it. But her family comes first. She’d sacrifice anything for them in the blink of an eye. After all, they’re home too. 

43. Are they religious? What do they think of religion? What do they think of religious people? What do they think of non religious people?

Neither Scott nor Sara are religious, but they have no issues whatsoever with religious people as long as said people don’t try to convert them to their faith. 

44. What is their favourite season? Type of weather? Are they good in the cold or the heat? What weather do they complain in the most?

Sara loves autumn the most, and she loves sunny weather, where you can stay outside for as long as you want - as long as it’s sunny, not hot. Scott’s favourite season is spring. He loves thunderstorms. (Sara is done with thunderstorms after Habitat 7.) They’re both used to some kinds of extreme weather, but Voeld and Elaaden really push their limits, and you can be sure to hear Sara complaining about it on a somewhat regular basis. 

45. How do other people see them? Is it similar to how they see themselves?

They both wear their heart on their sleeves, although Sara is more likely to deflect with sarcasm and snarky comments. Scott is more serious. People are more likely to judge Scott right than Sara, mainly because of her use of sarcasm. People often tend to think, at first, that Sara doesn’t take anything seriously, although she does. She gets better, but never stops being sarcastic. 

46. Do they make a good first impression? Does their first impression reflect them accurately? How do they introduce themselves?

Well, that would definitely depend on the person they’re introducing themselves to. Scott, being more serious, would probably make a better first impression than Sara in professional environments. However, Sara has an easier time making friends because she isn’t as serious and thus seems more welcoming. Which means, yeah, the first impressions are somewhat accurate. 

47. How do they act in a formal occasion? What do they think of black tie wear? Do they enjoy fancy parties and love to chit chat or loathe the whole event?

Neither Sara nor Scott are particularly fond of formal occasions, but Scott would present himself better than his sister, even if he loathes the entire ordeal. Sara can behave herself, mind you, but would get bored very quickly and try to leave at the first opportunity. Both would wear black tie wear only begrudgingly. 

48. Do they enjoy any parties? If so what kind? Do they organise the party or just turn up? How do they act? What if they didn’t want to go but were dragged along by a friend?

As long as it isn’t a formal event, they love parties. Although Sara likes parties with booze and music, while Scott would rather hang out with friends, eat junk food and chill. 

49. What is their most valued object? Are they sentimental? Is there something they have to take everywhere with them?

The things they took with them from the Milky Way are certainly the most valued objects … at least the most valued object they could bring along. For Scott, it’s a pillow his grandma sewed together for him. For Sara, it’s an old plush animal that she got for her 4th birthday and just couldn’t part with. Both of them miss the Milky Way sometimes, but if they were overtly sentimental, they probably wouldn’t have left in the first place. 

50. If they could only take one bag of stuff somewhere with them: what would they pack? What do they consider their essentials?

For Scott, it’s a book, a toothbrush, clothes, and a bag of cereals. For Sara, it’s a toothbrush, clothes, a whole lot of stuff to tinker with, and a datapad with games on it. (She would completely forget to pack some food. Vetra has her covered though.)

Well, Andromeda is still only 50% installed, which has officially put a limit on my progression for the night, but man, I am really enjoying myself so far. Something must be going right if my only complaints are the limited CC and the overwhelming nature of all the new mechanics, which is a learning curve I can already feel myself getting a bit of a grasp on. Can’t wait to see what else is in store. 


The Science of the Local Group

“So cheer up! Not only has our Local Group, as isolated as it may be, given rise to such a magnificent variety of elements, stars, planets and organic combinations that our existence is possible, but it’s given us a Universe so grand and spectacular that just from our location — as isolated and remote as it is — we can perceive the entire Universe exactly as it is.

We can learn exactly where we came from, where-and-what we are and where we’re headed. And that’s something truly remarkable, indeed.”

We could have been a single, isolated galaxy hanging out all by our lonesome in the void: but we aren’t. We could have been part of a large, rich cluster of galaxies, where the Milky Way was just one of many thousands like us: but we aren’t. Instead, it’s us, Andromeda, and about 50 other, much smaller neighbors, and no one else. Here’s how all that fits into the cosmic picture of everything we know.