distorted arm

Because of his ghost half, Danny appears slightly translucent in human form, and has a faint glow to his skin in dark rooms. On top of that, his “image” seems to shift occassionally. One of the students that sit behind him in class noticed this once when Danny raised his hand in class and watched his arm distort with the motion. That student avoids him like the plague now.

“Gee Six why does your family want to Fucking Kill You”

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Summary: Logan leaves Patton’s room, overwhelmed by anger and frustration. But where did he go…exactly?

A/N: I always have to have continuity so here’s my thoughts on what Logan did while the others were still in Patton’s room. :) Hope you enjoy!~

Fandom: Sanders Sides

Pairings: None

Warnings: None that I can think of, but if you see anything, lemme know!

Taglist: @availe, @paperheartsbooks, @introverts-assemble (Let me know if you’d like to be removed or added!)


10 times.

10 times I was interrupted.

10 times that the problem could’ve been solved if they had only let me continue speaking.

But no.

Those unnecessary emotional attachments continued getting in the way.

Even after my explanation about how I was originally incorrect…

Even after pointing out how Virgil was being overwhelmed…

They continued to ignore me.

Fine.

It’s their problem now. I’m done concerning myself with it.

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The Sun Will Always Thaw The Winter - Part 1

Request from @fandom-rpblog: Hey. Can you please do a one-shot or story where reader/y-n was created by hydra to be like the female equivalent of the winter soldier, (Cuz there were some missions that they couldn’t have tws just barging in so they would go like under cover as like a couple or something like that you can decide on that if you want.) But like bucky she had a life before. Where ever tws goes she went and they got separated and after hydra fell they found each other again. possible love/fluff/smut or all 3

Note: Okay so I have decided that given that this request holds a substantial amount of history between the characters it will be a series. I’m not sure how long it will be yet but once I have an idea I will let you all know <3

The Winter Soldier x Hydra!Reader

Words: 1,781

Warnings: Torture, violence and fighting…..think that’s all. Anything I have missed let me know!

Disclaimer: None of the GIFs used are mine so all credit goes to their creators <3

You were surrounded by a sea of pink flowers as you rolled around rather childishly with the young man that had stolen your heart. His hazel coloured eyes were so intense that each time you looked at them you found yourself drowning in them. His smile was enough to make you melt on the spot and as you stopped rolling, ending up underneath him, that was exactly what you were faced with…his gorgeous smile and the twinkle in his eyes drawing you right in.

The image faded from your mind briefly as you found your surroundings turning more hostile. There were numerous people stood around you as you felt a heavy contraption surrounding your head. It felt like you had been hit by a train, or a rather large truck in the very least, and as you felt yourself beginning to fall back in unconsciousness a thick accent spoke out to you.

“What is your name?

“[f/n] [l/n] My name is [f/n] [l/n]…” Yours words croaked themselves out, barely even audible to anyone else in the room other than the male stood beside you, but even as you said them you could feel them beginning to drift away already –almost like as you remembered it the memory left you not long after. “I’m from…..I’m from Brooklyn….”

“She needs another wipe.”

“Yes sir.”

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shiro thoughts? theories?

This is my thoughts on where is or at least what I think happened in S3. I’m sorta just rambling, but I feel quite strongly about this. Anyways, idk if anybody had mentioned this before (I’m sorta new) but in S1E1 we have our lovely Takashi Shirogane, yes? Just as he and Pidge are freeing the prisoners, drones begin to attack them. 

As you can see, Shiro is ready to fight but you can see the considerable amount of fear in his eyes. Then his arm turns on and in 5 seconds his demeanor changes

He suddenly has this more threatening look on his face. He begins fighting without hesitation compared to earlier when he was in a more defensive stance. He defeated those drones in less than 30 seconds without any drone landing a single blow on him. 

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The Unknowns: Three

Originally posted by hunterchesters

Originally posted by whoeveryoulovethemost

Originally posted by organafinn

This is a continuation for The Unknowns.  Which was a one shot and is now a long ass Prologue.  Part One.  Part Two.

Dean x Psychic!reader

Teaser/Summary: An AU sparked from a songfic challenge, The Unknowns is based on Season One Episode Nine, Dean met reader in Lawrence as a child and they created an unbreakable bond. At the end of The Unknowns, reader decided to stick with her boys because she felt something coming but she holds secrets; one she holds close to her heart and a few that she doesn’t even really know yet.

Word count: 5766

Lines borrowed from season one episode twelve, “Faith” in Bold.

Sam and I crept behind Roy LaGrange’s house and the chill had already settled around me. Sam grasped my hand, “it’s okay. If you can’t go in or need to get out, just say the word.”

I took a deep breath centering myself then nodded. “Let’s go.”

We kept against the walls until Sam saw Roy being escorted away. He opened a window and climbed inside.

“You know it’s pretty impressive that you can still do that so easily, gentle giant.” I climbed in after him chuckling at his look of disgust. “What I’m helping…” I choked on the words as noise bombarded me from all sides. I pressed my hands to my temples and squeezed my eyes shut. The walls were saturated in strong emotions that choked the air, there was no way this was a comfortable room for anyone.

“Place is a little dark for a faith healer.”

“He listens to people in here… but the resentment and disgust. Let’s get out of this room, I’m still too raw, I can only dampen it so much…”

Sam grabbed my hand and pulled me along, “keep your eyes closed, I’ve got you.” His calm washed over me like a cool breeze as he led me from the room and down a hall.

Sam’s belief in me had always been invigorating but it was the depth of his care that soothed even my worse fears. It was a type of love that kept me balanced since I was five.

After the last few days, I was still recouping from the strength of the emotions through the bond and the toll of Dean’s injury but Sam was confident and calm, exactly what I needed.

The further we got from that front room, the quieter it became and then I noticed the stench, the hint of blood in the air exactly like in the tent.

“Locked door.” He released my hand and I opened my eyes. He picked the lock and stepped inside.

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some Hunk Angst™ (featuring Pidge)

  • Hunk having these weird visions/mental images that pop up time to time, sometimes more often than he’d like them
    • the feeling of a stray hair turns into a hundred ants crawling up his leg
    • or just doing some everyday thing and he’ll just imagine something crawling up behind him but he wont react because he knows theres nothing there or he’s too focused on his thing
  • sometimes they get really vivid
    • he’ll think of doing something like going to scratch an itch but then he wont do it because a mental image of him digging out skin and meat from his leg so he just deals with the itch 
    • or he’ll lay in bed and “see” something emerge from the darkness and it’s very monstrous looking, like something with no face except for a mouth full of sharp teeth taking up half the head and its body is long and distorted with six arms that it uses to crawl through the halls
  • having grown up with this most of his life so by now it feels like nothing to him 
  • but on particularly bad emotional days it really hits him, especially when its when the mental image is mutilating his own body 
  • or there are really bad times he wants to reach out for help to help someone but then an image of their cut up/heavily injured body flashes through his mind and it feels like that would happen because of something he did so he sits back silently
  • Pidge goes through very similar things but for her its much more vivid and bloody and she’ll go into panic attacks over it
    • Only Hunk knows about it and the same for Pidge knowing about it for Hunk
      • Lance knows about Hunk a little but not to such a degree as pidge does since he doesn’t want to worry his friend with something he cant really help with
    • they’ll constantly go to each other for help or just some reassurance 
  • the night pidge saved the castle of lions and lost rover was a really bad night for her with the imagery so she spent just about the entire night trying to distract herself and didnt get any sleep and neither did hunk because he stayed up all night with her helping however he could

What this morning has taught me: most people on this website don’t seem to know where Harry’s rose is placed on his arm.

Unraveling NGC 3169 : Spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. The picture spans 20 arc minutes, or about 400,000 light-years at the groups estimated distance, and includes smaller, dimmer NGC 3165 at bottom right. NGC 3169 is also known to shine across the spectrum from radio to X-rays, harboring an active galactic nucleus that is likely the site of a supermassive black hole. via NASA

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anonymous asked:

sometimes it feels like I'm playing a first-person video game rather than directly participating in reality. does this sound like disassociation? (tag starrycosmos)

Hi StarryCosmos,

You’re example/comparision is very unique, and I appreciate you bringing that up, as I’ve never heard someone explain their experience in that format ^_^ I am not, nor is anyone at MHA, a professional so any advice I give you, please take with a grain of salt. Think about and how it relates to your everyday life, and how you this disorder may relate or affect you. I can simply only give the information as a guide, and I hope it provides some kind of in sight for you <3

Both of these disorders, depersonalization-derealizaiton, fall under the category of Dissociate Disorders. There a several different of Dissociative Disorders and the signs/symptoms of these disorders include.

  • Memory loss (amnesia) of certain time periods, events and people
  • Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and attempts
  • A sense of being detached from yourself
  • A perception of the people and things around you as distorted and unreal
  • A blurred sense of identity
  • Significant stress or problems in your relationships, work or other important areas of your life

Depersonalization:

  • Feelings that you’re an outside observer of your thoughts, feelings, your body or parts of your body, perhaps as if you were floating in air above yourself
  • Feeling like a robot or that you’re not in control of your speech or movements
  • The sense that your body, legs or arms appear distorted, enlarged or shrunken, or that your head is wrapped in cotton
  • Emotional or physical numbness of your senses or responses to the world around you
  • A sense that your memories lack emotion, and that they may or may not be your own memories

Derealization:

  • Feelings of being alienated from or unfamiliar with your surroundings, perhaps like you’re living in a movie
  • Feeling emotionally disconnected from people you care about as if you were separated by a glass wall
  • Surroundings that appear distorted, blurry, colorless, two-dimensional or artificial, or a heightened awareness and clarity of your surroundings
  • Distortions in perception of time, such as recent events feeling like distant past
  • Distortions of distance and the size and shape of objects

Both of these can be experienced in episodes that may last hours, days, weeks, or even months at a time. If you feel as though you are “playing the video game,” it may be comparable to feeling like you are in a movie, for example. If you are not feeling as though are participating with society, you definitely could be experiencing some of the above symptoms and not realize it. Some of the more tiny ones are that of perception, which can deal with time to also the size and shape of objects. If you feel more specifically as though are day dreaming, per say, and creating stories that go beyond reality, you may be dealing with maladaptive daydreaming.

Some symptoms of Maladaptive Daydreaming include:

  • The daydreaming is excessive and can be compared to an addiction;
  • This excessive daydreaming started in childhood (in most cases);
  • Media such as books, movies, videogames, etc. can trigger the daydreaming;
  • You could compare the daydreaming to a film or novel, the daydreams are very detailed and elaborate;
  • It’s common to fall into repetative moments while daydreaming, such as pacing, rocking, spinning, shaking something in their hand, etc;
  • Sometimes the sufferer may make facial expressions, talk, laugh, cry or gesture while daydreaming. They do know the difference between their daydreams and reality, they just prefer the daydreams. However because they know their daydreams aren’t real, they are different from people suffering from psychosis or schizophrenia; 

Again, these are just suggestions, from what you have said, and please take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always exactly line for line, symptom for symptom how it lines up, but I would suggest you think about it carefully. If it is becoming a huge issue with your life and making it hard for you to function day to day, I would definitely look further into what disorders you may be experiencing with.

I hope this information was helpful to you, and that you will be able to figure out what is going on :3 While I cannot provide a full diagnosis please know that this is something you can overcome. It may take a while, but regardless you will be able to overcome this, and know we always have our inbox open so you can drop a line <3

I hope you have a wonderful week!

-          MHA Leah

Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation

The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. One particular member of this cosmic community, NGC 4388, is captured in this image, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Located some 60 million light-years away, NGC 4388 is experiencing some of the less desirable effects that come with belonging to such a massive galaxy cluster. It is undergoing a transformation, and has taken on a somewhat confused identity.

While the galaxy’s outskirts appear smooth and featureless, a classic feature of an elliptical galaxy, its center displays remarkable dust lanes constrained within two symmetric spiral arms, which emerge from the galaxy’s glowing core – one of the obvious features of a spiral galaxy. Within the arms, speckles of bright blue mark the locations of young stars, indicating that NGC 4388 has hosted recent bursts of star formation.

Despite the mixed messages, NGC 4388 is classified as a spiral galaxy. Its unusual combination of features are thought to have been caused by interactions between NGC 4388 and other galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. Gravitational interactions – from glancing blows to head-on collisions, tidal influencing, mergers, and galactic cannibalism – can be devastating to galaxies. While some may be lucky enough to simply suffer a distorted spiral arm or newly-triggered wave of star formation, others see their structure and contents completely and irrevocably altered.

There is a lot of photoshop controversy with the new Black Widow poster. You might have seen the above image floating around tumblr.

People are upset and I definitely understand why. But there are also a lot of photoshop “experts” weighing in on how this image was manipulated, and many of them are close, but I don’t think any of them really know what the hell they are talking about. 

While I can’t claim to know every edit that was made to this image, I can give you a close idea of how an image like this is produced. I’m not going to make too many judgments about the ethics. I think that has been covered pretty well.

First off, this is a hybrid image. An initial photograph is taken, and then a digital artist essentially paints over it. The painting layers and the photograph layers are blended together to create an almost surreal effect. Like the image could be a painting or a photo and it kind of blows your mind a little trying to figure which it is.

It’s both. So don’t hurt your brain too much. 

You’ll see this done a lot with superhero movies because the images almost look like they could grace the page of a comic book. I think it is a neat effect when done properly. 

The initial photograph is taken with very bland lighting. The subject is very evenly lit so there are no heavy highlights or shadows. If you were to see the original photo you would probably think it wasn’t very well done. That is because the digital artist wishes to paint in the dramatic lighting themselves. That is the main way they create the overall effect. They paint in highlights and shadow. They enhance textures. They will use the color of the original as a reference, but usually they will repaint or dodge and burn to get the effect they want. 

The part of this image that people don’t care for are the adjustments to Scarlett’s actual features. Yes, her waist was absolutely brought in. This is done with a tool called “liquify” in photoshop. It’s a very easy adjustment to make and takes about 20 seconds. This is extremely common practice and it’s possible that 20 second adjustment is the most controversial of all. 

The below image took me about 30 seconds total, and as you can see, it can be taken to some pretty extreme lengths with almost no effort at all. 

I can’t say for sure, but her neck was probably lengthened in the poster. This is pretty standard practice, though it is very hard to detect. This is probably the silliest practice in retouching. I have never once said, “Man, I wish that person’s neck was longer.”

People say that her breasts are enhanced, and that is true, but I don’t think they are “enhanced” the way people think. In photoshop, if you want to enlarge breasts, you would use the “bloat” function in the Liquify tool. Again, this is another 20 second adjustment and it produces surprisingly realistic results. 

I don’t think this artist actually enlarged her breasts a great deal, but rather made them more… pronounced. He added a heavy highlight on the top and a shadow on the bottom. This gives the illusion of depth and makes the breasts stand out more. 

To show you some examples I did some very quick and dirty adjustments. Keep in mind if I had higher res files to work with, I could get much more realistic results. I just wanted to give you a rough idea.

This is the standard technique for enlarging breasts using the bloat tool. 

The tool expands the area and makes it seem more spherical. Photoshop will probably tell you this function has all sorts of practical applications. But I’m pretty sure they created it for boobs. 

Below is the “pronounced” effect I think they used in the poster. It is just simple shading and highlighting. Nothing is enlarged, but it still gives that effect. 

And, of course, you can use both techniques at once. Which is also a possibility in the poster.  

The only thing I am not too sure about is the length of the arms. I have definitely heard of people making legs longer, but I don’t recall arm lengthening being a general practice. In my opinion I think it was just the way the image was shot. 

In photography there is a technique where you can use a wide angle lens from a low angle to give your subject a more powerful appearance. Think of yourself standing at the base of a tall statue. As you look up, it seems massive and imposing. That is because of perspective distortion. Close things seem large, far things seem small, and it is what gives us a sense of something’s size. 

So if you create that same effect in a photo with a wide angle lens and a normal human, it creates that sense of power. Which is what I think they wanted to convey with the image. However, that perspective distortion can make a person’s features seem a bit unnatural. Limbs seem the wrong length. Proportions seem a bit off. For the most part our brain interprets the image correctly, but if you do a very close inspection of the photo, then these distortions become more noticeable. 

I looked at press photos of Miss Johansson, and she does have long, slender arms. I think her naturally long arms + distortion is why they appear a bit funny looking. I don’t think it was a purposeful decision.

I think the sad part is that if they had not brought in the waist, pronounced the breasts, and lengthened the neck, this would have been a pretty badass image in its own right. She is a beautiful woman and I don’t see how making these unrealistic adjustments made this image any better. 

The Challenge

There were no sounds of battle to greet Pearl after the warp stream deposited her at the Sky Arena. Echoes rolled off the walls, the indistinct murmurings of a crowd. Rose’s voice spoke, clear above the rest, projecting strength and command all the more compelling for its caritas. Pearl’s feet had barely settled on the crystal pad before she was already moving, past the seal of the Four Paragons and darting up the stone stairway in quick, scurrying steps. 

She wasn’t too late. There was still time.

The stands were densely packed. Gems of every conceivable cut and hue had all quieted the moment Rose Quartz had opened her mouth to speak. 

Pearl saw her back from the top of the coliseum, her hair immense and vibrant like a cultivated field of pink curls. 

“I didn’t come to fight, Heliotrope,” Rose implored. “There’s already been enough pointless skirmishes. I came to talk with you and the gems gathered here so we can all keep this situation from spiraling out of control.”

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bullcorngravy  asked:

Solangelo, one of them drowning while the other does not know how to swim.

Here you are, love:

Percy sat on the wet beach, his blue swim shorts filled with flecks of sand as he let the waves wash over his stretched out legs. Annabeth leaned against him, her curly blond hair pulled into a messy ponytail as she stared over the clear sea, her eyes lost in thought.

Percy wrapped his arm around her waist, tugging her in close. He scanned the serene environment, the gentle lapse of water over the shore, the occasional short burst of laughter from somewhere else on the golden strip of land beyond the bend. His eyes landed just down the line, by an old wooden dock with seaweed wrapped around its boards and posts.

Will and Nico sat on the end of it, their legs swinging over the edge as they chatted away, sometimes knocking shoulders or throwing their heads back in hysterics.

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Galactic wreckage in Stephan’s Quintet:

A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide colour range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars.

This portrait of Stephan’s Quintet, also known as the Hickson Compact Group 92, was taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Stephan’s Quintet, as the name implies, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group member NGC 7320, at upper left, is actually a foreground galaxy that is about seven times closer to Earth than the rest of the group.

Three of the galaxies have distorted shapes, elongated spiral arms, and long, gaseous tidal tails containing myriad star clusters, proof of their close encounters. These interactions have sparked a frenzy of star birth in the central pair of galaxies. This drama is being played out against a rich backdrop of faraway galaxies.

The image, taken in visible and near-infrared light, showcases WFC3’s broad wavelength range. The colours trace the ages of the stellar populations, showing that star birth occurred at different epochs, stretching over hundreds of millions of years. The camera’s infrared vision also peers through curtains of dust to see groupings of stars that cannot be seen in visible light.

NGC 7319, at top right, is a barred spiral with distinct spiral arms that follow nearly 180 degrees back to the bar. The blue specks in the spiral arm at the top of NGC 7319 and the red dots just above and to the right of the core are clusters of many thousands of stars. Most of the Quintet is too far away even for Hubble to resolve individual stars.

Continuing clockwise, the next galaxy appears to have two cores, but it is actually two galaxies, NGC 7318A and NGC 7318B. Encircling the galaxies are young, bright blue star clusters and pinkish clouds of glowing hydrogen where infant stars are being born. These stars are less than 10 million years old and have not yet blown away their natal cloud. Far away from the galaxies, at right, is a patch of intergalactic space where many star clusters are forming.

NGC 7317, at bottom left, is a normal-looking elliptical galaxy that is less affected by the interactions.

Sharply contrasting with these galaxies is the dwarf galaxy NGC 7320 at upper left. Bursts of star formation are occurring in the galaxy’s disc, as seen by the blue and pink dots. In this galaxy, Hubble can resolve individual stars, evidence that NGC 7320 is closer to Earth. NGC 7320 is 40 million light-years from Earth. The other members of the Quintet reside about 300 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.

These more distant members are markedly redder than the foreground galaxy, suggesting that older stars reside in their cores. The stars’ light also may be further reddened by dust stirred up in the encounters.

Spied by Edouard M. Stephan in 1877, Stephan’s Quintet is the first compact group ever discovered.

WFC3 observed the Quintet in July and August 2009. The composite image was made by using filters that isolate light from the blue, green and infrared portions of the spectrum, as well as emission from ionised hydrogen.

These Hubble observations are part of the Hubble Servicing Mission 4 Early Release Observations. NASA astronauts installed the WFC3 camera during a servicing mission in May to upgrade and repair the 19-year-old Hubble telescope.

Credit:
NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team