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She’s never out of sight, part II

Adam set up his laboratory in the North Wing, where he said the light was best. Belle knew that was important to artists but she hadn’t imagined it could make much difference to a scientist. She didn’t say that because she didn’t want to mar his exuberance, dimly aware that there were differences between what was expected of a friendly companion and of a wife, considering how he had never mocked her once for the ecstasies she’d gone into over his library. Teasing the Beast had come naturally to her but it was not the same with Adam, whose face was so much more expressive and so much harder to read. She might reach out for his hand and catch it easily, without any fear of his claw, ruffle his hair without the chance of grazing the horn that curled from his head like the steam from her tea-cup, but the ease was its own difficulty. She was not sure he would tell her No, Belle, not now afraid she would be offended, but there must be times when her errant caress was not as unexpectedly delightful as butterfly’s wing, but instead the fly’s distracting, grating buzz. She watched him from the doorway of the room, as quietly as she could, the long apron that covered his linen shirt and dark trousers, his frock coat hanging from a hook, how lithe he was moving among the vessels and glass tubing, lighting the blue flame, sprinkling in powders and pouring colored liquids that looked like syrups in the pantry. He liked the fine work best, lingering over the measurements and the notations; he had missed precision as the Beast, missed his human hands. She had not, thinking his agile mind and those blue eyes were enough, but if she loved him and she did, she did very much, she needed to understand what it had meant to be trapped as he had been and not only as she had. She began by asking him whether he wanted to make a philosopher’s stone and smiled at his startled laugh and at night, she asked him to unlace her, laying her own hands over his to keep them on her skin when he was done.

What a great time to be a Reylo shipper.

So far every major reading of Reylo has been vindicated from the fairy tale meta to the force bond via

TFA commentary

SW database updates

The actors and actresses comments

Subsequent leaks (albeit not 100% accurate I’m sure)

Judi Dench, of all people

Having brains that can analyze things

It is bizarre to see the mainstream beginning to hesitantly accept our theories, even if some of them still toe tap around romance explicitly. I’m not too happy to see dudebro redditors&co. taking credit for our ideas and we seem to be more or less written out of the narrative. Perhaps the latter is better at least, having more attention on us would be jarring af. Let people be vaguely introduced to the idea through these articles and advertising then make the full blown discovery when seeing the movie. 


I’ve been working on a tribute piece for the movie Interstella 5555 / Discovery album, by Leiji Matsumoto and Daft Punk. Here’s my take on it. I would like to thank the Hubble Telescope for taking incredible pictures of galaxies, and Nasa for releasing them.

kingcyrus replied to your post “Oh, this is bad bad bad… I’m drowning in Trimberly feels. I don’t know…”




I don’t even know where to start! After movie discovery of deepening feelings? During movie spark of interest? After movie established figuring out how it all fits together now? From whose point of view? And what of the characterizations?

*flails* I just have so many feels and not the faintest idea of what to do with them!

And I also feel like I should go see the movie again, but it’s so expensive where it’s currently playing… 

Help me, yes, please!

I’ve made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I’ve done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself
—  Misato Katsuragi
Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion 1997

They keep playing this movie on Discovery Family and it confuses me so much. How did this movie happen?

Solving Gravity: Interstellar Gives Black Holes a New Look

Double Negative’s new and improved simulation of what a black hole might really look like. Credit: Copyright Classical and Quantum Gravity, 2015.

Science fiction movies are usually picked apart by professional and amateur scientists alike for their unrealistic effects. Christopher Nolan’s 2014 blockbuster, Interstellar, was, in part, an exception to that rule. The special effects team that created the renderings of a black hole developed new computer code for simulating the extreme conditions near the celestial phantoms that has actually changed the way scientists visualize black holes.

Until now, simulations had rendered light as most of humanity experiences it - moving in a straight line. On top of that, most simulations up to this point traced the paths of individual rays of light, while this one worked with larger beams of light, according to co-author Oliver James. Despite light’s tendency to move in a straight line, we know that the intense gravitational pull of black holes can bend and distort the path of light moving by it. This effect is called gravitational lensing; it is how astronomers are able to observe stars that are located behind galaxies. The light emanating from those stars is bent slightly by the gravity of the galaxy aiming it towards Earth. 

This new simulation code developed at the London special effects company Double Negative and Caltech by physicist Kip Thorne accounts for this effect. The black hole seen in the film sits in the middle of the accretion disk of gases swirling around it, which accounts for the light across the front of the hole. However, as you look closer to the edge of the black hole, the image of the gases get compressed more and more. Above and below, you actually see the image of the gases from just on the other side of the black hole. If the light moved in a line, the image of the gases would be blocked by the black hole, but the gravity pulls the light around it enough for us to see the image. 

For all that scientists have uncovered about these elusive, destructive ghosts floating through the universe, none had thought they would look like this. It turns out that a side effect of science fiction would provide insight into the very edge of astrophysics.

By Oliver K, Discoverer
Edited by Margaret G, Editor