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Hogwarts Houses Aesthetics

Gryffindor- holding rocks from the beach in yours hands, watching them flow out, being at the playground at midnight with your best friends, completing dares that no one even dared you to do, running just for the purpose of doing something, sending your best friend appreciation paragraphs for them at 3:00 A.M., going on roller coasters very confident but freaking out a little when you get to the top, playing ghosts in the graveyard with you or friends at 11:00 A.M., putting on makeup and dressing up even though you have nowhere to go, dancing and lip syncing in your room crazily, finding wonders in the little things, spacing out, diving in right away in the lake, handing out feminism badges, walking at a regular pace in the rain with your arms out, forming new clubs, being overly-excited, making small designs on the misty car window, either taking 0 selfies or 1938284 at a time, red lipstick and black mascara, scraped up legs

Hufflepuff- sugar highs, putting so much trust in your friends, dressing up as your favorite book and tv show characters, growing out your hair, blueberry pancakes when you wake up, whether that’s at 6:00 A.M. or 12:00 P.M., catching fireflies, the feeling you get when you make all your friends fall over laughing, seeing a spiny chair and immediately know what you will be doing for the rest of the day, ice cream bigger than your head, putting flowers in your friend’s hair, being the last to finish your popsicle, getting excited when you hear the ice cream truck, heart-shaped sunglasses, petting every puppy you see on the street, making a big deal out of everything, getting your friends presents even though there is no special occasion, candy shops, slumber parties, writing songs, writing stories, musicals and Broadway plays, caring about others more than you care about yourself, strip malls, taking pictures of your friends, happy drunk, defending the underdog, finding beauty in everyone’s eyes

Ravenclaw- record shops, when your face gets red after you get complimented, chokers, laughing when your nervous, cuddling with your friends at 2:00 A.M., drinking coffee in the morning, going to the beach when the waves are crazy, telling yourself to only read one more chapter but you end up finishing the book, writing letters to the author, scented candles, knee high socks, taking videos so you can remember the moment, perfect makeup techniques, laying on the rooftop at 3:00 A.M., looking at the stars, making multiple playlists for different moods, watching documentaries, playing mindlessly with your friend’s hair, eating a three course meal at 12:00 A.M., pranking your friends when they’re sleeping, putting your headphones on long car rides, binge watching Netflix, spending your day at the library, asking your friend to go to the bathroom with you, getting a churro at the fair, studying because you want to, not because anyone else wants you to

Slytherin- testing the limits, fire whiskey, mysteries, the sound of the thunderstorm against your window while you are drifting to sleep, doing anything for your friends, talking back to the teacher, smirking against the classroom, splashing the people who think the water is too cold in the lake, escaping reality, black roses, rooting for the underdog, downtown, skyscrapers, doing anything to get your way, cat ears headband, correcting people’s grammar, solving moral dilemmas easily, fixing your best friend’s makeup in the school bathroom, leather jackets, playful smirks, making faces across the classroom, knowing what your friend is saying just by reading their expression, self-deprecating humor, the moon, looks that could kill, playing sweet and sour with your close friends, doing everything yourself, with no help, rewriting history, chopping a little bit or a lot of your hair off, dirty jokes, sleepless nights, being the hero to your class because you found all the answers online, knowing when to stop but not stopping anyway

  • Person B: Hey... hey! Wake up!
  • Person A: what do you want?
  • Person B: Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?
  • Person A: ... Did you seriously woke me up at 4 a.m to ask me a question from that Madagascar movie?
  • Person B: It's 3:57 a.m, don't exaggerate and yes, I did! Now answer! I'm leaning for the second option but there's a good possibility that the first one could be the right one!
  • Person A: ...
  • Person B: ...
  • Person B: Well?
  • Person A: I'm really torn between kissing you or punching you or even both, so I'm just going to ignore you and go back to sleep.
The Start of Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cue drumroll…

For the first time ever, our Cassini spacecraft dove through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26. At 5 a.m. EDT, Cassini crossed the ring plane with its science instruments turned on and collecting data. 

During this dive, the spacecraft was not in contact with Earth. The first opportunity to regain contact with the spacecraft is expected around 3 a.m. EDT on April 27.

This area between Saturn and its rings has never been explored by a spacecraft before. What we learn from these daring final orbits will further our understanding of how giant planets, and planetary systems everywhere, form and evolve.

So, you might be asking…how did this spacecraft maneuver its orbit between Saturn and its rings? Well…let us explain!

On April 22, Cassini made its 127th and final close approach to Saturn’s moon Titan. The flyby put the spacecraft on course for its dramatic last act, known as the Grand Finale. 

As the spacecraft passed over Titan, the moon’s gravity bent its path, reshaping the robotic probe’s orbit slightly so that instead of passing just outside Saturn’s main rings, Cassini would begin a series of 22 dives between the rings and the planet.

With this assist, Cassini received a large increase in velocity of approximately 1,925 mph with respect to Saturn.

This final chapter of exploration and discovery is in many ways like a brand-new mission. Twenty-two times, the Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft.

Throughout these daring maneuvers, updates will be posted on social media at:

@CassiniSaturn on Twitter
@NASAJPL on Twitter

Updates will also be available online at: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/milestones/ 

Follow along with us during this mission’s Grand Finale!

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Of Dazai and the Old Boss – An Analysis Report

Wordcount: 1.374.

So ever since I started reading the manga, there was always one character I always wondered about; the Old Boss, or the boss that came before Mori. Sure he seemed like an unimportant side character in the way he’s presented, but I have reasons to believe he’s more than that.

First, let’s compile what we know about him.

1.     He was ruthless even when he’s not bedridden and paranoid, as was said by Kouyou whose lover was killed because she tried to escape the Mafia with him.

And again when Tanizaki tried to kill Mori but was stopped by Kouyou, saying that if Mori died, the Mafia would return to its ‘wretched ways’. We can say with complete confidence that Mori’s way is so much ‘kinder’ than the old boss.

2.       He was bedridden with illness that also made him paranoid of attacks. This is not the case before the illness strike because Hirotsu mentioned he become like that after the illness. If Mori hadn’t stopped him by slicing his throat, he would have burnt Yokohama down.

4.       Wait that’s it? Yep. All we knew about him was in that episode and that chapter. But what we know about him was profound.

First let’s look at this scene:

Notice how Hirotsu mentioned Dazai specifically? Here’s the original panel for that scene:

In this, we can confidently say that Hirotsu singled out Dazai about how was the one who should’ve been most not alright with the development. The words used for it ‘Dazai –kun mo rikai suru tokoro de attarou‘  implies this. It hints that Dazai should’ve been resentful to Mori because he killed the Old Boss. But against all odds, he understood why Mori did what he did.

Then there’s this scene.

It really bothered me and when I looked deeper this is what cemented my conclusion of Dazai and the Old Boss’ connection. So as we could see in this scene, Mori killed the Old Boss and had Dazai become the sole witness. Now this premise has many problems.

1. Other than Mori, who was a doctor so obviously he was to take care of the sick, notice that Dazai was the only one in the room. Now this is strange. He was the only one who was by the Old Boss’ side, all alone in the room with the vulnerable, sick man when there’s no doctor to hover on the bedside. This in and of itself is a proof of their bond. If they weren’t well-known to have it, then all the Mafia would be suspicious to the fact that he’s accompanying the boss when he’s the most vulnerable.

On top of that he was entrusted with the Boss’ security as he was in the room with Mori who might or might not harm him (spoiler, he harmed the boss.) so he was supposed to be the one to care the most about the Old Boss’ wellbeing.

2.       As we know from the light novel, Odasaku mentioned that Dazai was considered to become an Executive at 16. In this scene he was only 14 and at that point of time, he had enough sway in the Organization that he can be the sole witness to the boss’ will and everyone just—nods and go along with it, making Mori the new boss despite them should be having Five Executive that would have fought for the seat. Why?

3.       In this case, Dazai cannot be adopted and raised by Mori as the fandom believed. If he was Mori’s and he became the sole witness everyone would call bull on it because he’d be perceived as Mori’s accomplice in taking out the Old Boss. They’d be executed and one of the upper echelon would take the throne themselves.

This would only work if the Port Mafia to believe that he couldn’t harm the boss and wouldn’t let harm come to him.

But what about this picture, you ask? Well, Mori did have a connection with Dazai too seing how Dazai got the coat he wore from before he was 14 to 18 from him. That’s a good 4 years wearing the same thing. I think this was actually the same case with Chuuya not appearing in the Dark Era; the plot has yet to be told to the readers and kept secret.

And then there’s the possibility that they knew each other because of Dazai’s wounds. If the Old Boss is as ruthless as Kouyou made him out to be, it won’t be far-fetched to say he’s the one resposible for Dazai’s numerous injuries and was frequently sent to Mori, the doctor, to get treatment.

Summary:  the Organization needs to know Dazai well and for some reason connect him with not only being close enough to the Old Boss for it not be strange for him to be all alone in the room with him and having enough credibility that he can’t possibly lie about the Old Boss’ last will. On top of that, he needs some reason to be the one ‘most not alright with it’ in a personal sense.

So what would make this credible? What could make this work? It would be if by doing so he was giving up his rights to the throne.

Here cometh my conclusion: Dazai was the Old Boss’ son and the rightful heir to the Port Mafia. If he was one, it won’t be strange for him to have credibility as 14-year old kid claiming to be the sole witness to a boss of The Mafia’s biggest bad that made a city doctor its next Boss.  More than that, it would be natural for him to spend time alone in the Boss’ bedside when he was sick and vulnerable.

No, I won’t be dropping Darth Vader’s ‘I am your father’ bomb here, despite it being extremely tempting. How many father and child bound by blood have you seen in BSD? That’s right, none. No reason to break the pattern now.

But what is prevalent? Adopting orphans. Hell, it was dropped by Odasaku in his last moment as one of Dazai’s driving force. In fact, most of the main cast are either adopted orphans or have adopted an orphan. (Fukuzawa & Ranpo, Kunikida & Rokuzo, Akutagawa/Atsushi and Dazai, need I go on?)

Here’s my verdict: Dazai was the heir to the Port Mafia because he was the Old Boss’ adopted. When the Old Boss died, everyone in the Mafia who knew about it, thought that he couldn’t possibly lie because by doing so he’d be defacing the Old Boss and giving away his rights to the throne. This gave him the ultimate credibility and thus allowing Mori to become the next King.

Most of all, this also solve the mystery of Mori’s behavior. Why drive Dazai away when he’s 18, when Mori could’ve killed him or make him go away before? He made the preparation to drive Dazai away two years beforehand when Dazai was 16, a good two years after becoming boss. The answer was because this will reveal his play to his subordinate. In the light novel Odasaku mentioned about Mori’s fearsome reputation for being ruthless and clever as hell. And this is the key; reputation.

If Mori killed Dazai before he got a secure standing in the Mafia, he would be accused to be killing the Old Boss and taking down his heir. Everyone would be on the scent of blood like sharks, especially in a place as cruel as the Mafia. So he got himself a reputation, backed by people loyal to him (Chuuya, Kouyou and, in an extent, Ace who was loyal only to money) and when he was sure that he has shown what he could and would do to the whole Mafia and the world, he cut off Dazai because he was no longer needed and now poses only threat.

By exiling the Prince, he would be able to hog the throne for himself since the older members would not be rallying behind Dazai to retake his rights. Truly a long-running plan befitting of him.

But hey, that’s just a theory. A BSD theory. Aaaand cut.

bts masterlist.

► The Castle ;

01.

► Hoseok ;

View From 4-B | M | 6k Words | neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when Hoseok has the perfect view.

Ride | M | 1.7k Words | neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when you finally get to fulfill his wish of you riding him.

Going Down? | M | 5.6k Words| neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when you can’t keep your hands off one another in the elevator.

Pulse | M | 5k Words | neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when he wants to try something new.

impression | M | 1.8k Words | neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when you end up making the wrong impression.

Tantalize | M | 2.4k Words | neighbor!au | View From 4-B AU
• when you both play a game to tease one another.

→ Costume | M | 01. 02. | 7.7k Words | hybrid!au
• when you can’t hide your “costume” from Hoseok any longer.

→  The New Mutants #98 | 700 Words
• when Hoseok gives the best hugs.

→  Sleepy Eyes & Sighs | 2.3k Words | bff!au | onlinefriends!au
• when you get an unexpected surprise on your birthday.

→  Careful, Hoseok | 900 Words | bff!au | dragon!au
• when he’s always getting hurt, and you’re always taking care of him.

→  You Are | 900 Words
• when Hoseok is clingy.

Petty Revenge | M | 1.6k Words
• when Hoseok needs to get revenge on Min Yoongi.

Testing Limits | M | 2.3k Words | makeupartist!au |
• when you dare to have what is off limits.

→  Brave Hearts | 5.6k Words | bff!au | love traingle | feat. Yoongi
• when you have to put your feelings aside for your friend.

Timeless | 1.3k Words | reunited!au
• when you run into him after so long.

Firsts | M | 2.k Words
• when it’s your first time together.

→ Nobody Like You | M | 01. 02. 03. | 30.8k Words | complete
• when you know you’re no good for each other, but you still want him.

Tardy | M | 1.1k Words | college!au
• when you’re late to class to give him a reward in the bathroom.

Cloud Nine | M | 1.4k Words | stoner!au
• when being with Hoseok feels like nothing but pure bliss.

Tension | M | 1.5k Words
• when you’re hesitant to go all the way, and Hoseok has a solution.

→ Guarded Hearts | 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. Epilogue. | 63k Words | singlemom!au | dancerteacher!hobi | complete 
• when you’re a single mom and Hoseok is your daughter’s dance teacher.

Daydream | 600 Words 
• when he wants to stay in bed.

Sweet Dreams | 1.1k Words | sugardaddy!au
• when you’ve had too much to drink.

Sugary Sweet | 600 Words 
• when you try to bake him a cake.

City Lights | 1k Words 
• when your friend ditches you at a party.

Gratified | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when teasing turns into a new experience.

Good Boy | M | 5k Words | Kitten’s Got His Tongue drabble| feat. Namjoon | hybrid!au
• when Hoseok doesn’t know what he would do if Namjoon didn’t touch him.

► Jimin ;

Ruin Me | 3.4k Words | werewolf!au
• when Jimin is bound to you from ten years old until the moment you release him.

Heart’s Gone | M | 17.3k Words | bff!au | reunited!au | smalltown!au
• when you can’t stop yourself from running, and Jimin would do anything to keep you.

A Long As… | 1.4k Words | continuation of Heart’s Gone  
• when you discuss your future.

Hopeless | M | 11k Words | “other guy” au
• when you have to keep your love for Jimin a secret.

Red Silk | M | 2.1k Words
• when Jimin tries on your panties.

Messy | M | 1.1k Words
• when Jimin just can’t make it through dinner before having you.

Because He Loves You | 2.3k Words | werewolf!au 
• when you lie to protect him.

Black Magic | 6.3k Words | witch!au | blackmagic!au
• when you cast a spell, and get more than you bargained for.

→ Preheat to 350° | M | 1.9k Words | witch!au | blackmagic!au  
• when things heat up in the kitchen.

Charming | 400 Words | witch!au | blackmagic!au  
• when you spend the night.

Bewitching | 1.6k Words | witch!au | blackmagic!au  
• when you celebrate Halloween together.

Witching Hour | M | 1k Words | witch!au | blackmagic!au 
• when you can’t handle his magic.

Lucky | 1.6k Words | bff!au 
• when he needs some help, and you can’t take a hint.

Vibrations | M | 6.3k Words | sub!jimin
• when you want to play a game with him.

→ Kitten’s Got His Tongue | M | 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. | 70.6k Words | hybrid!au
• when Yoongi orders Jimin and you from a hybrid companion service.

Watch You | M | 2.1k Words
• when you’re a million miles apart, and want to feel closer.

like the apple on the tree | M | 8.2k Words | carthief!au 
• when you want a taste of the forbidden fruit.

► Jungkook ;

Human Error | robot!au
• when you create something that means much more to you than you ever realized.

Scared | robot!au
• when he doesn’t want you to leave him.

Halloween | robot!au
• when you try to get him in the Halloween spirit.

a pipsqueak and a robot | robot!au
• when he tries to cheer you up.

Green | robot!au
• when he’s jealous.

Creation Day | robot!au
• when he has a surprise for you.

Warmth 
• when you take a hayride with Jungkook.

Slower, Baby | M
• when Jungkook instructs you.

Comfy
• when you’re too tired to move.

Olive Juice
• when it’s 3 a.m. and everything’s funny.

Searching
• when you need a reason to hold on.

Nothing Better | M
• when you love waking up next to him.

Medicine | M
• when you give him a taste of his own medicine.

→ Dreamweaver | Coming Soon…
• when he visits you in your dreams.

The First 
• when he loves you the moment he meets you.

Games | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when you’re ignoring him, so he makes you talk.

Divert | M | nsfw image blurb. | sugarmama!au
• when he makes you late for your meeting.

Care for You | M | sugarmama!au
• when you’ve had a long day and he wants to take care of you.

quivering, whimpering |
• when he has a request.

► Namjoon ;

The Client | M
• when Namjoon has certain needs you can fulfill, and you get lost in the moment.

Under Control | M | werewolf!au
• when Namjoon does his best to stay in control.

Trouble | M
• when you’re looking for trouble, and know just where to find it.

Play Thing | M
• when Namjoon is nothing but a toy.

Wicked Games | M
• when you have history with your best friend and a future that guarantees trouble.

Show | M | wickedgames!au
• when you show him he’s yours.

Runaway | M | wickedgames!au
• when you’re tired of running.

Drip | M
• when he calls in the middle of the night needing you.

Sneaky | M
• when you test his limits and fill him with frustrations.

Good Boy | M | Kitten’s Got His Tongue drabble | feat. Hoseok
• when Hoseok doesn’t know what he would do if Namjoon didn’t touch him.

rest and worry less
• when your sleepy boyfriend needs to relax.

► Seokjin ;

Lilac Butterflies 
• when Seokjin is too shy.

Machine | android!au 
• when you’re too flawed, even for love.

a defect in pink | android!au
• when he wants to know what the color pink means.

Massage | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when you pay for an extra service from the masseur.

Gospel | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when you feel like sinnin’ in church.

blue brushed red  
• when you save his life, and then he saves yours.

► Taehyung ;

See You Again | mermaid!au 
• when you get 24 hours on land, but it’s not enough for Taehyung.

Movie Knight  
• when you couldn’t be more wrong about Taehyung.

Attention | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when Taehyung wants to play during class.

Boyfriend | M
• when you proposition Taehyung to be your pretend-boyfriend.

Haunting   
• when you can’t get thoughts of him out of your head.

Fate   
• when he’s cursed.

Lessons in Distractions | M
• when you need to help him study, but he has other plans.

→ pretty handsome awkward | 01.
• when you find someone to protect you.

► Yoongi ;

Midnight Feast | M | vampire!au
• when Yoongi wants to taste you, even if you’re off limits.

Blood Red | M | midnightfeast!au
• when Yoongi can never get enough of tasting you.

Let Him Hear | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when Yoongi wants Jimin to hear how good he can make you feel.

Pamper | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when he helps you relax.

How You Like It | M | nsfw image blurb.
• when he wants to hear what you want.

Time Well Spent 
• when he wants to stay in for Valentine’s Day.

→ Kitten’s Got His Tongue | M | 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07.
• when Yoongi orders Jimin and you from a hybrid companion service.

vexed  
• when he is cute and irritating.

on the verge | M
• when he has a few specific requests.

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Not to be—ahem—eclipsed, the Perseids meteor shower peaks annually in mid-August and is considered the most popular meteor shower of the year. 

This week, 10 things you need to know about this beautiful nighttime show and how to catch a front-row seat.

1. Light in August

In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. The Perseids show up every year in August when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

With very fast and bright meteors, Perseids (pronounced PURR-see-ids) frequently leave long “wakes” of light and color behind them as they streak through Earth’s atmosphere. Perseids are one of the most plentiful showers, with between 50-100 meteors seen each hour, and occur with warm summer nighttime weather, allowing sky watchers to easily view them.

2. Show Schedule

You can see the Perseids this year between now and Aug. 24, 2017, but mark your calendars for peak dates Aug. 12 and 13. This year, the waning gibbous moon rises about midnight local time, which will cut the expected rates in half this year (25 to 50 per hour at the peak from a very dark sky). But the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show.

3. Night Owls Welcome

The Perseids (and every meteor shower) are best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere between 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Come prepared with a sleeping bag, blanket or lawn chair.

4. Look Up

Find an area well away from city or street lights and set up where you’re shadowed from the moon’s glare. Face whatever direction you like, ideally the one unobstructed by trees, buildings or moonlight. Look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible. If you have a group, each person should look in different parts of the sky. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt, and you’ll begin to see fainter objects, including meteors. Be patient; the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.

5. Functional Fashion

Pack a baseball cap and wear it sideways to cover any glare from the moon. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show.

6. Meteor Matters

Where do meteors come from? Some originate from leftover comet particles and bits of broken asteroids. When comets come around the sun, they leave a dusty trail behind them. Every year, Earth passes through these debris trails, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere and disintegrate to create fiery and colorful streaks in the sky. But the vast majority of meteors don’t come from meteor showers—instead, they randomly fall all of the time.

7. Origins

The pieces of space debris that interact with our atmosphere to create the Perseids originate from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Swift-Tuttle takes 133 years to orbit the sun once, and Comet Swift-Tuttle last visited the inner solar system in 1992. Swift-Tuttle is a large comet: its nucleus is 16 miles (26 kilometers) across. This is almost twice the size of the object hypothesized to have wiped out the dinosaurs.

8. Discoverers

Comet Swift-Tuttle was discovered in 1862 by Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle. In 1865, Giovanni Schiaparelli realized that this comet was the source of the Perseids.

9. Great Balls of Fire

The Perseids are known for fireballs, which are large explosions of light and color that last longer than an average meteor streak. Why? They originate from bigger particles of cometary material.

10. Sky Map

The point in the sky from which the Perseids appear to come from—also known as their radiant—is the constellation Perseus. But don’t get confused: The constellation name only helps viewers figure out which shower they’re viewing on a given night; it’s not the source of the meteors (see #6 for that answer!).

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When I was 9 years old I began making a list of things that terrify me, and I started out writing things such as thunderstorms, bee stings, monsters, and darkness. As I grew older my list did, too and the things I fear now are entirely different; for death, illness, the unknown and, most recently, you are what now keeps me up at 3 A.M.
—  D.R.