chasmas

Title: It’ll be a different kind
Author: chasmas
Pairing(s) or No Pairing: No Pairing
Rating: G
Genre: Friendship
Complete/Ongoing: Complete
Summary: Zoro, Perona, and Mihawk aren’t nakama, but they’re something, and it’s good.
Review: While this fic is incredibly short, it demonstrates beautifully the relationship that develops between these three characters during their time on Kuraigana Island.
Links: AO3

chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

BETSY IF YOU DON'T WRITE SPACE PEVENSIES I WILL CRY

mythology is a cold dead thing when you travel the stars, explained away by physics and quantum mechanics and string theory. susan can tell you with absolute confidence that there is such an explanation for the way the rivers here eddy into faces, reach out hands and if you listen very closely whisper. certainly there is such an explanation for the witch’s wand, which must be very advanced technology. but she is only 15 and she hadn’t yet reached the sciences she would need to explain them, so she holds her tongue when they are told of magic and prophecies. peter would only nudge her and make a face of ‘but they’re feeding us, su’ if she did try to convince them it was unreasonable, anyways. 

anyways, it doesn’t matter. the only beacon they can activate to signal for rescue is in their ship, which is on the other side of the queen’s territory from their escape pod. 

(but really, a bow and arrow? how positively medieval. and it’s not like she’s a soldier - she was going into the encryption and surveillance track if she passed her exams. if she got back to even take her exams.)

chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

✹ found families found families found families

KAT DON’T YOU READ THE TAG WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THOSE

jk here you go

  • 3 book recs
- hilari bell’s farsala trilogy, which is a ya fantasy series based roughly on ancient persia. the major themes of the books are empire, conquest, and rebellion, but there are also three central characters who undergo pretty phenomenal arcs over the course of the series. one of those characters has the best found family story i’ve ever read.    - pad’s x-factor. i don’t know that there’s ever a full articulation of “we were looking for family, and this is what we found”, but i think the height of this series kind of exemplifies what i love most about found families? everyone is interconnected and has unique relationships, they share the same space and have the mundane troubles of cohabitation, and the big emotional blows hit them all hard in different ways.    - dave eggers’ a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. the narrator (who is kind of eggers himself) in this book doesn’t exactly find a new family, but he has to renegotiate his understanding of family and life in general after loss and through various changes in life. his relationship with his little brother, in particular (which shifts from fraternal to paternal to friendship to conflict, etc etc) is amazing. 
  • 3 song/artist recs
- edwin sharpe & the magnetic zeroes. “home is wherever i’m with you” how could i not. - the hold steady. “we had some massive highs, we had some crushing lows.”  - iron and wine. “the names were not burnt along the walls.”
  • and 1 movie rec
- um any ensemble movie ever?? idk i am tempted to put the narnia movies here, more so than the books, because they really evoke that echoey sense of… home and loss for me? idk if it’s just because they came out while i was in transitory phases of my life. and i don’t even care if they were already siblings they found their family in narnia alright leave me alone.

(NASA)  First imaged by the Mariner 9 spacecraft, Valles Marineris, the grand canyon of Mars, is a system of enormous depressions or chasmas that stretch some 4,000 kilometers along the Martian equator. Looking north over the canyon’s central regions, dark Melas Chasma lies in the foreground of this spectacular perspective view. Behind it are Candor Chasma and the steep walls of Ophir Chasma near the horizon. Faulting, surface collapse and landslides are seen to be part of the complex geologic history of these dramatic features, with layered deposits also found within the canyon system. Recorded in 2004, the image represents data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft. Melas, Candor and Ophir are about 200 kilometers wide and 5 to 7 kilometers deep.

chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

top six super hero costumes! songs! so bad it's good things to read/watch!

SUPERHERO COSTUMES: Blue Beetle III, Spider-Man classic, Captain Marvel whatever-number-Carol-is (damn, that one’s grown on me), Nightwing, Punk Storm (if that counts)… idk. For my sixth I’ll nominate Jackpot (the character who was trolled to be superhero Mary Jane Watson, but wasn’t) as Best Costume That Was Totally Wasted.

SONGS: I’m just gonna link you to this.

SO BAD IT’S GOOD: Beowulf, the 1999 film starring Christopher Lambert; Beowulf, the 1974 rock opera; Spider-Man: Rock Reflections of a Superhero; the Avatar: The Last Airbender film if you’re not paying any money for it (and ideally, sleep-deprived on an airplane); The Last Herald-Mage trilogy (or maybe that’s “so bad but it’s comfort reading"); badfic in general.

chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

whoops this was too long for the reply box SO UH carol had cats before chewie back when she was cia!! it was mentioned in one of the one-shots or minis she had with wolverine, iirc. but idk i think she'd be a both person. like dogs are great and i bet she'd loooove retrievers, but cats are sassy and easier to take care of when you work weird hours/are gone for long periods of time, so i can see her favoring owning a cat over owning a dog.

BLESS this is a really good point i was not aware that she had cats before??

i’m still p convinced that like ~constitutionally she’s a dog person but this is all freaking excellent presented without (much) commentary tbh

chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

star trek!!

  • Favourite Female: UHURA.
  • Favourite Male: BONES.
  • 3 Other Favourite Characters: SCOTTY, SULU, CAROL.
  • 3 OTPs: JIM/BONES, UHURA/SPOCK, EVERYONE ON THE ENTERPRISE/EVERYONE ELSE I’M NOT EVEN JOKING. 
  • Notp: ANYTHING THAT BREAKS UP THE BAND TBH. IDK ANYTHING WITH NU!KHAN? 
  • Funniest character: SCOTTY u///u
  • Prettiest character: UHURA, AND ALSO JIM BECAUSE DAMN BOY PEOPLE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE EYES LIKE THAT. AND OFC SULU BECAUSE JOHN CHO IS THE PRETTIEST HUMAN IN EXISTENCE. 
  • Most Annoying Character: JJABRAMS. I MEAN. 
  • Most badass character: SULUUU. 
  • Character I’d like as my BFF: SCOTTY. OR CAROL. OR UHURA. OR ANYONE?? I REALLY WANT TO BE ON THAT SHIP, MAN. 
  • Female Character I’d Marry: GEE THERE ARE SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM. UHURA PROBS.
  • Male Character I’d Marry: SULU IS MY HUSBAND BONES IS MY MISTRESS I’VE GIVEN THIS A LOT OF THOUGHT. 
  • Character I hate/dislike/least like: NU!KHAN CAN LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK TBH.

India’s Mars Orbiter Captures Stunning Images of Red Planet’s Canyon System

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) recently captured images of the Ophir Chasma canyon, part of the largest canyon system in the solar system—Valles Marineris. Taken on July 19, 2015 from an altitude of 1,154 miles (1,857 km), with a resolution of 0.06 miles (96 meters), researchers from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also reconstructed the view in 3D to show how the canyons might look from nearby.

The breathtaking view features several valleys, which are comprised of many distinct layers. The “walls” have been dissected by landslides forming reentrants.

Some researchers believe that the layers were forged by water that once filled the canyons, because chaotic terrain on the Red Planet is often connected to outflow channels, there is some indication that large subsurface water reservoirs once thrived on Mars. Additionally, the floor of the canyon shows morphological evidence of volcanic, fluvial and even glacial activity.

Ophir Chasma, which is about 197 miles (317 km) long and 19 miles (30 km) wide, is located in the Coprates quadrangle. Although the region has been mapped in detail by missions like NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the ESA’s Mars Express, its geological history largely remains unknown.

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Image Credit: ISRO

Indian Mars Orbiter Shoots Spectacular New Images of Sheer Canyon and Curiosity’s Crater

Indian Mars Orbiter Shoots Spectacular New Images of Sheer Canyon and Curiosity’s Crater

This view over the Ophir Chasma canyon on the Martian surface was taken by the Mars Colour Camera aboard India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Ophir Chasma is a canyon in the Coprates quadrangle located at 4° south latitude and 72.5° west longitude. It is part of the Valles Marineris canyon system. Credit: ISRO

India’s space agency has released a spectacular new batch of images taken by…

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chasmas-deactivated20140604 asked:

top six songs at the moment, top six book characters, aaaand top six names for future children/cats/pugs/characters/whatever

top six songs at the moment:

“the comeback” by shout out louds

and the last three weeks were the saddest weeks and the words you said oh! made me weak

“i hate everyone” by get set go

all the people on the street i hate you all!

“silent war” by a fine frenzy

though i carried it on i knew that i was wrong but i fight when i’m afraid and i come with guns a ’blazing

“stranger” by lissie

i asked you nicely please get out of my face, excuse me i’m not yours, i am mine

“drinking song” by jenny owen youngs

everything i touch turns to shit everyone I try to love won’t hear of it

“cry for judas” by the mountain goats

some things you do just to see how bad they’ll make you feel

(my music rn taste gravitates between what my dad calls “too sad for the car" music and the genre my sister has decided to call “fuck you pop.“)

top six book characters:

irene adler. lady of my heart from the first time i read “a scandal in bohemia.” i have very strong opinions about her in adaptations and she has yet to be done to my satisfaction. (the twist in elementary was great but it wasn’t the character i recognized in a big way, so.)

sydney carton. who loves drunken, morose slackers? that would be me. i once told my whole class i wanted to be a dickensian scholar when i grew up, and i kind of sort of meant it. carton is the recipe for male characters i am bound to fall for.

sir gawain. medieval poems count as books, right? because sir gawain is really my favorite. i think i first encountered him in the canterbury tales and i have followed him around to adaptations and retellings and super old epic poems since then. maidens’ knight, indeed.

eugenides. from hilari bell’s queen’s thief books. cocky thief, world-weary king, everything i’ve ever wanted in a character from the charm of his narration to the complexity of her personality and the weight of his moral dilemmas.

francie nolan. a tree grows in brooklyn is one of my favorite books ever and francie got me through a lot of my growing up stages. she wanted to be a writer! she saw herself as useful rather than wanted! she just wanted independence! i empathized with her a whole lot.

cimorene. patricia c. wrede was pretty formative for me and cimorene was a princess who became the personal assistant of a dragon and kicked a lot of ass and then fell in love and became an even more badass queen and was just great. a lot of my childhood heroes were ladies with long black hair who wore it in braids.

(all my favorites from more common series definitely follow patterns set here, i think. finnick is my favorite thg character, neville’s my favorite in hp,  and the hero trope follows me like woah, so. )

top six names for future children/cats/pugs/characters/whatever:

nick furry. is the name of my future pug.

bones. will be my first houseplant.

montgomery. is my favorite name for things and predates my love of scotty.

remy. is probably going to be given to some animal someday.

willem. is another standby because then i could call said animal “wim.”

zenith & nadir. are my favorite paired names because of the astrology connection. they’re also legit arabic names so it’s coo’.

(my actual children are going to be named after biblical figures in arabic. probably. it’s a good thing all those names sound better in arabic.)

 

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    Ophir Chasma As Seen By The Mars Orbiter Mission

This image (top) was taken by (India’s) Mars Colour Camera over Ophir Chasma, a canyon in the Coprates quadrangle of Mars at 4 south latitude and 72.5 west longitude.  

The word chasma has been designated by the International Astronomical Union to refer to an elongate, steepsided depression. Ophir Chasma is part of the largest canyon system in the solar system known as valles marineris. The walls of the chasma contain many layers and the floors contain large deposits of layered materials. This image is taken on 19th July 2015 at an altitude of 1857 km with a resolution of 96 m. ~ SpaceRef

Top image credit: India’s first venture into the interplanetary space, MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission)

Middle two images: 3D rendering ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

Bottom image credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

For Anniversary of Orbiter’s Launch: Seasonal Flows in Mars’ Valles Marineris

This July 21, 2015, image from the orbiter’s HiRISE camera shows examples within Mars’ Valles Marineris.

Among the many discoveries by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter since the mission was launched on Aug. 12, 2005, are seasonal flows on some steep slopes. These flows have a set of characteristics consistent with shallow seeps of salty water.


This July 21, 2015, image from the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera shows examples of these flows on a slope within Coprates Chasma, which is part of the grandest canyon system on Mars, Valles Marineris. The image covers an area of ground one-third of a mile (536 meters) wide.


These flows are called recurring slope lineae because they fade and disappear during cold seasons and reappear in warm seasons, repeating this pattern every Martian year. The flows seen in this image are on a north-facing slope, so they are active in northern-hemisphere spring. The flows emanate from the relatively bright bedrock and flow onto sandy fans, where they are remarkably straight, following linear channels. Valles Marineris contains more of these flows than everywhere else on Mars combined. At any season, some are active, though on different slope aspects at different seasons.


Future human explorers (and settlers?) will need water to drink, grow food, produce oxygen to breath, and make rocket fuel. Bringing all of that water from Earth would be extremely expensive, so using water on Mars is essential. Although there is plenty of water ice at high latitudes, surviving the cold winters would be difficult. An equatorial source of water would be preferable, so Valles Marineris may be the best destination. However, the chemistry of this water must be understood before betting any lives on it.


For more information about recurring slope lineae, see http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=3981 and http://www.uahirise.org/sim/2013-12-10/ .


The location of the site in this image is 12.9 degrees south latitude, 295.4 degrees east latitude. The image is an excerpt from HiRISE observation ESP_042228_1670. Other image products from this observation are available at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_042228_1670 .


HiRISE is one of six instruments on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the orbiter and collaborates with JPL to operate it.


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This view from our Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn’s icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission’s final close approach to the moon on Aug. 17, 2015.
At lower right is the large, multi-ringed impact basin named Evander, which is about 220 miles (350 kilometers) wide. The canyons of Padua Chasma, features that form part of Dione’s bright, wispy terrain, reach into the darkness at left.
Imaging scientists combined nine visible light (clear spectral filter) images to create this mosaic view: eight from the narrow-angle camera and one from the wide-angle camera, which fills in an area at lower left. The scene is an orthographic projection centered on terrain at 0.2 degrees north latitude, 179 degrees west longitude on Dione. An orthographic view is most like the view seen by a distant observer looking through a telescope. North on Dione is up.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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Imminent Approach to Dione



This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn’s icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission’s final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015.

At lower right is the large, multi-ringed impact basin named Evander, which is about 220 miles (350 kilometers) wide. The canyons of Padua Chasma, features that form part of Dione’s bright, wispy terrain, reach into the darkness at left.

Imaging scientists combined nine visible light (clear spectral filter) images to create this mosaic view: eight from the narrow-angle camera and one from the wide-angle camera, which fills in an area at lower left. The scene is an orthographic projection centered on terrain at 0.2 degrees north latitude, 179 degrees west longitude on Dione. An orthographic view is most like the view seen by a distant observer looking through a telescope. North on Dione is up.

The view was acquired at distances ranging from approximately 106,000 miles (170,000 kilometers) to 39,000 miles (63,000 kilometers) from Dione and at a sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 35 degrees. Image scale is about 1,500 feet (450 meters) per pixel.

The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor.  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.  The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL.  The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini Solstice Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
Released: August 20, 2015 (PIA 19650)

Imminent Approach to Dione

This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn’s icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission’s final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015.

At lower right is the large, multi-ringed impact basin named Evander, which is about 220 miles (350 kilometers) wide. The canyons of Padua Chasma, features that form part of Dione’s bright, wispy terrain, reach into the darkness at left.

Imaging scientists combined nine visible light (clear spectral filter) images to create this mosaic view: eight from the narrow-angle camera and one from the wide-angle camera, which fills in an area at lower left. The scene is an orthographic projection centered on terrain at 0.2 degrees north latitude, 179 degrees west longitude on Dione. An orthographic view is most like the view seen by a distant observer looking through a telescope. North on Dione is up.

The view was acquired at distances ranging from approximately 106,000 miles (170,000 kilometers) to 39,000 miles (63,000 kilometers) from Dione and at a sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 35 degrees. Image scale is about 1,500 feet (450 meters) per pixel.