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clefa  asked:

stolen-century era barry and lucretia nerding out together 💕

we call this, the author demonstrates her brief interest in cell biology combined with a penchant for emotional headcanons about our favorite characters’ families


The world the Starblaster encounters during cycle eleven is filled with beings so long-lived as to be practically immortal. Finding the Light is no trial - with age comes wisdom, and the ancient beings populating this world hand it over with little difficulty, wisely parting themselves from such a destructive force, handing over the Light and earnest well-wishes.

Lucretia’s spending the day with Barry, in his lab. She’s tired of spending so much time outside, because this planet has three suns and despite Lucretia’s darker skin she, eventually, burned as well. Today, Barry’s looking into - well, immortality.

Lucretia is a relatively unobtrusive observer. For the most part she listens patiently as he explains his research, puts up with his tangential ramblings and long pauses for thought, and skillfully steers him back into explaining whatever point he’d lost in his own distraction. He supposes she’d rather need interview skills, being a biographer and all.

She wasn’t trained as a scientist by any means, but she asks the right questions, and that’s more important than any amount of schooling, in Barry’s opinion. That and genuine curiosity, and she’s already a sight more fun to bounce ideas off than half the researchers Barry encountered during his time in university.

She’s not asking many questions today, though, which is strange. Barry’s rattling off the basics of chromosome generation, using human biology as a basis, and she takes notes astutely, her pen skittering unfettered over the paper.

“So, uh, basically what I’m looking for is - like, in all of our bodies there’s this thing that kinda…prevents our chromosomes from being destroyed before they age properly.”

“Telomerase,” Lucretia fills in without looking up from her notebook, and Barry says “Yeah,” before he really processes what she said.

Then: “Wait, what?”

“Telomerase,” she repeats, and her pen pauses its movement. “You’re talking about this - the equivalent of telomerase in whatever version of cells these people have, right?”

“Yeah,” Barry says slowly. “Yeah, how did you know that?”

It finally seems to occur to Lucretia that Barry is impressed. “Oh,” she says, flushing. “That’s, um, not a story for the lab, I think, but I’m just - if I had to guess, they’ve probably got too much telomerase, so their chromosomes aren’t being degraded fast enough, right? Too much telomerase and you’ve got immortal cells and functionally immortal beings,” she says, looking pleased with herself, before her smile drops. “Well. In most cases.”

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anonymous asked:

You seem too happy and unaffected about all this...

lol come on, you guys have been asking me the same question repeatedly even tho i’ve already answered twice. there’s like 4 new ones just sitting around in my inbox. no matter how many times you guys ask me, my answer will always be the same. i’m sorry if it isn’t as exciting as you were expecting it to be. astrid is just gonna be busy with her new job and a lot of other things. and no i’m not making it up, and yes we do talk still. so yeah, this is the last time i’m gonna answer stuff related to this. ヽ(°〇°)ノ

also, of course i’m sad she won’t be participating in the fandom anymore, geez. she’s mostly who i talk to about stuff and she’s a really good friend. i’m pretty sure even you guys can see that. she’s always supported me ever since i made this blog and joined the fandom– but then again, i’m not gonna make a fuss about her wanting to level up irl. her career and her personal life takes precedence over tumblr~ let’s all just wish her well! (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚☆

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HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, YURI!!! ON ICE!!!

November 2nd - Anniversary of YOI Episode 5

Face Beet-Red!! It’s the First Competition! The Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Championship

October 26th - Anniversary of YOI Episode 4

❄️ Like Yourself… And Complete the Free Program!!

October 19th - Anniversary of YOI Episode 3

❄️ I am Eros, and Eros is Me!? Face Off! Hot Springs on Ice

October 12th - Anniversary of YOI Episode 2

❄️ Two Yuris?! Drama at Yu-topia

October 5th - Anniversary of YOI Episode 1

❄️ Easy as Pirozhki!! The Grand Prix Final of Tears

For one year, you’ve stayed by my side and brought happiness into my life <3

To celebrate, I will be adding one new character to this post every Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of every YOI episode 1-12.

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Single Character Posts:

Yuuri - Victor - Yurio - Phichit - Chris - Otabek - JJ - Minami - Seung-Gil

Updated! Mila - Sara

More TBA next Thursday!

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anonymous asked:

Kat,,,,,,,keith Cries,,,,,,,,,fanon keith is dead,,,hes,,,,,emotiONAL,,,

Dude. Dude, I know. Here’s some great stuff about Keith that fandom can no longer deny:

  • when asked to describe himself he first comes up blank
  • no mentions of his talents whatsoever?? he’s not arrogant
  • in fact he has no trouble admitting that he’s bad at something
  • keeps saying that he pilots the black lion but refuses to say that he’s the black paladin
  • he thinks that being part Galra might be why he has always been bad at connecting with people 
  • automatically plays around with his knife when the Galra part gets mentioned
  • THE STUPID CHEER FROM S1 IS STILL ON HIS MIND
  • is very straightforward and wants to avoid complicated stuff as much as possible
  • apologized twice for blowing up; he’s self-conscious about his temper
  • [voice crack] “I don’t know why I’m that way”
  • is aware of his abandonment issues
  • is also aware that he puts some walls up
  • tries to compose himself by rubbing his fingers together
  • knows when he is about to cry and promised himself not to do it ((in front of the camera/a potential audience at least))

HE’S. SO GREAT. SO SO GREAT. He’s much more self-aware than fandom gives him credit for. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH ;A;

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I just wanted to do one edit of all of us too but I couldn’t find a good pice with all of us so here’s 5


New Paladins:


Black - @ulti-mal
Red - @syeriane
Blue - @jaspurrlock
Green - @waffle-walks
Yellow - @sir-scandalous
Pink - me

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I know how we can prove our feelings!

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K: If you at least hang with the kimono open, then it’ll look more decent.
Y: Stay distant. I can see your hip bones.

Two types of Halloween people.

((The current dares event is still going on! Just didn’t want to let Halloween go without an update.))