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I’ve spent the past few months attempting to figure out a framework for Ghost Physics in the Danny Phantom universe? Enjoy my crazed scribblings.

Cliff notes version: The Ghost Zone is our dimension’s 4D “atmosphere,” absorbing harmful trans-dimensional radiation. Ghosts are made of the Ghost Zone’s version of matter, called ectoplasm, a substance capable of 4D motion (video explanation of that), “toggling” how physical forces (esp. electromagnetism and gravity) interact with it, and storing huge amounts of energy. A ghost’s unique nervous system and encoded body plan (the ecto-signature) remains in the upper energy levels of the Ghost Zone at all times, remotely controlling their body. Danny can chemically change his body between ectoplasm and regular matter, and has both a normal physical brain and an ecto-signature.

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Me encountering Pennywise for the first time:

Pennywise: “I will devour you.”

Me: “Is it true that clowns were an early form of blackface? Just say you hate niggas and go.”

There is a fury to Terry Pratchett’s writing: it’s the fury that was the engine that powered Discworld. It’s also the anger at the headmaster who would decide that six-year-old Terry Pratchett would never be smart enough for the 11-plus; anger at pompous critics, and at those who think serious is the opposite of funny; anger at his early American publishers who could not bring his books out successfully.

The anger is always there, an engine that drives. By the time Terry learned he had a rare, early onset form of Alzheimer’s, the targets of his fury changed: he was angry with his brain and his genetics and, more than these, furious at a country that would not permit him (or others in a similarly intolerable situation) to choose the manner and the time of their passing.

And that anger, it seems to me, is about Terry’s underlying sense of what is fair and what is not. It is that sense of fairness that underlies Terry’s work and his writing, and it’s what drove him from school to journalism to the press office of the SouthWestern Electricity Board to the position of being one of the best-loved and bestselling writers in the world.

—  Neil Gaiman, (x)
20 Out Of This World Facts About The Universe That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most incredible facts about the universe you will ever come across. The infinite expanse of stars and galaxies are riddled with mysteries which leading scientists and experts are yet to explore. In their quest to unearth the hidden secret of the universe, startling facts and information have emerged - 20 of which we’ve featured below.

1. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.

Originally posted by apparently-artless

 When we gaze at stars in the night sky, we are actually looking into the past. This happens because light emitted from a star has to travels many light years ahead to actually become visible to our eyes. For  example, Orion is 640 light-years away, so the light left the star around 1370 is what we are seeing now.


2. The Hubble telescope allows us to look back billions of years into the past

Originally posted by dreamofthedragon

NASA releases some incredible images of space, from time to time, and it’s made possible with The Hubble Telescope. Here’s an image which is a collection of 10,000 images captured by The Hubble. 


3. You can watch the Big Bang on your television

Cosmic background radiation is an after effect of the Big Bang, the event that allegedly gave birth to the universe. This can actually be seen on television where the old fuzzy noise we saw contains 1% of the same radiation. 


4. There’s a giant cloud of alcohol in Sagittarius B

Sagittarius B, is a huge cloud of vinyl alcohol whizzing in space near the Milky Way. It’s important as it leaves crucial information for scientists about how early life forms originated in space.


5. There’s a planet-sized diamond in Centaurus named after a Beatles song

Originally posted by iclalove

A planet , made completely of diamond, which has been called Lucy by scientists after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,”  can be found 50 light years away in Centaurus and weighs in a mind boggling 10 billion-trillion-trillion carats. 


6. It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel around the galaxy

Originally posted by toomanythoughtanddreams

While our planets in the solar system circumnavigate the Sun, the star itself it on a orbit around the Milky Way. And if we’re counting in humans years, it takes 225 million years to complete the journey. 


7. Our solar system’s biggest mountain is on Mars

The tallest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons, located on Mars. It’s calculated  to be three times taller than Everest, spanning 600 kilometers across and 26 kilometers in height. 


8. Uranus spins on its side, with some rather strange results

Originally posted by spaceplasma

Uranus is not just unique because of its strange spinning, but the consequences of that effect results in 42 consecutive years of summer sunlight followed by another 42 consecutive winter darkness.


9. A year on Venus is shorter than its day

Originally posted by spaceplasma


Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our solar system - it takes longer to finish a rotation on its axis than orbit the entire Sun!


10. Neutron stars are the fastest spinning objects known in the universe

The fastest spinning known pulsar, a neutron star which emits a radiation beam as light, cycles on a whopping 70,000 km per hour speed.


11. A spoonful of a neutron star weighs about a billion ton

Neutron stars are unimaginably dense, in fact one spoonful of one such star would weigh around a billion tons!


12. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were released into space as an ambitious project and are still cruising the outskirts of our galaxy and maybe beyond to help us explore space even further.


13. Voyager 1 captured the most distant photograph of Earth

The same spacecraft, Voyager 1, took the most distant photograph of Earth: Voyager 1 took a shot of the Earth from the far reaches of space in 1990, and the small speck at the end of the image that is the world we’re living on right now became known as the Pale Blue Dot. Astronomer Carl Sagan noted,“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”


14. Scientists are looking for evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth

Originally posted by ajshostak

One of the most exciting mysteries of the universe is a quest to find aliens, or as termed by scientists a project called The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), where they are pulling n all data about extraterrestrial life on other planets through evidence they have at their hands.


15. It is estimated there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy

Originally posted by thelucidnation

Our own Sun is one of 400 billion others, some astoundingly larger, some smaller, in the Milky Way alone. 


16. There could be 500 million planets capable of supporting life in our galaxy

“Goldilocks Planets” are  habitable planets which fall into a specific zone around the star to make life sustainable on it. Many factors come into play to get this perfect distance such as temperature, atmospheric content, water, chemical compounds on the surface etc. 


17. There are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe

Based on extensive calculations, using data from the Hubble Telescope and as far as it can see into space, there’s a probable 170 billion galaxies besides our own Milky Way.


18. There could be an infinite number of universes

Originally posted by sci-universe

Speculative theories in advanced branches of science such as mathematics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics have summed up that we could be living in a “multiverse”- a convergence of an infinite number of universes. 


19. The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe

Originally posted by teapotsandroses

Our brain is a blueprint for the most complex network in the universe, with over a hundred billion neurons and quadrillion connections- this system isn’t even the tip of the iceberg which we know about what our brains have the potential to achieve.


20. We are all made of stardust

Originally posted by drugsruleeverythingaroundme

Carl Sagan beautifully summarises this fact, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” In fact, every element on Earth transpired from a burning heart of a star.

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Our Dawn mission to the asteroid belt is no ordinary deep space expedition. 

Instead of traditional chemical rockets, the spacecraft uses sophisticated ion engines for propulsion. This enabled Dawn to become the first mission to orbit not one, but two different worlds — first the giant asteroid Vesta and now the dwarf planet Ceres. Vesta and Ceres formed early in the solar system’s history, and by studying them, the mission is helping scientists go back in time to the dawn of the planets. To mark a decade since Dawn was launched on Sept. 27, 2007, here are 10 things to know about this trailblazing mission.

1. Ion Engines: Not Just for Sci-Fi Anymore

Most rocket engines use chemical reactions for propulsion, which tend to be powerful but short-lived. Dawn’s futuristic, hyper-efficient ion propulsion system works by using electricity to accelerate ions (charged particles) from xenon fuel to a speed seven to 10 times that of chemical engines. Ion engines accelerate the spacecraft slowly, but they’re very thrifty with fuel, using just milligrams of xenon per second (about 10 ounces over 24 hours) at maximum thrust. Without its ion engines, Dawn could not have carried enough fuel to go into orbit around two different solar system bodies. Try your hand at an interactive ion engine simulation.

2. Time Capsules 

Scientists have long wanted to study Vesta and Ceres up close. Vesta is a large, complex and intriguing asteroid. Ceres is the largest object in the entire asteroid belt, and was once considered a planet in its own right after it was discovered in 1801. Vesta and Ceres have significant differences, but both are thought to have formed very early in the history of the solar system, harboring clues about how planets are constructed. Learn more about Ceres and Vesta—including why we have pieces of Vesta here on Earth.

3. Portrait of a Dwarf Planet

This view of Ceres built from Dawn photos is centered on Occator Crater, home of the famous “bright spots.” The image resolution is about 460 feet (140 meters) per pixel.

Take a closer look.

4. What’s in a Name? 

Craters on Ceres are named for agricultural deities from all over the world, and other features carry the names of agricultural festivals. Ceres itself was named after the Roman goddess of corn and harvests (that’s also where the word “cereal” comes from). The International Astronomical Union recently approved 25 new Ceres feature names tied to the theme of agricultural deities. Jumi, for example, is the Latvian god of fertility of the field. Study the full-size map.

5. Landslides or Ice Slides? 

Thanks to Dawn, evidence is mounting that Ceres hides a significant amount of water ice. A recent study adds to this picture, showing how ice may have shaped the variety of landslides seen on Ceres today.

6. The Lonely Mountain 

Ahuna Mons, a 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain, puzzled Ceres explorers when they first found it. It rises all alone above the surrounding plains. Now scientists think it is likely a cryovolcano — one that erupts a liquid made of volatiles such as water, instead of rock. “This is the only known example of a cryovolcano that potentially formed from a salty mud mix, and that formed in the geologically recent past,” one researcher said. Learn more.

7. Shining a Light on the Bright Spots 

The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to studies from Dawn scientists. Occator is 57 miles (92 kilometers) wide, with a central pit about 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide. The dominant mineral of this bright area is sodium carbonate, a kind of salt found on Earth in hydrothermal environments. This material appears to have come from inside Ceres, and this upwelling suggests that temperatures inside Ceres are warmer than previously believed. Even more intriguingly, the results suggest that liquid water may have existed beneath the surface of Ceres in recent geological time. The salts could be remnants of an ocean, or localized bodies of water, that reached the surface and then froze millions of years ago. See more details.

8. Captain’s Log 

Dawn’s chief engineer and mission director, Marc Rayman, provides regular dispatches about Dawn’s work in the asteroid belt. Catch the latest updates here.

9. Eyes on Dawn 

Another cool way to retrace Dawn’s decade-long flight is to download NASA’s free Eyes on the Solar System app, which uses real data to let you go to any point in the solar system, or ride along with any spacecraft, at any point in time—all in 3-D.

10. No Stamp Required

Send a postcard from one of these three sets of images that tell the story of dwarf planet Ceres, protoplanet Vesta, and the Dawn mission overall.

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The Swingin’ Harlem Hellfighters Band,

The Harlem Hellfighters have taken to the spotlight in modern times thanks to the popularity of the video game “Battlefield 1″, where the African American soldiers are featured in the very opening of the game. The US 369th Infantry Regiment was a unit of African American soldiers who served with incredible distinction during World War I. During the war many white American soldiers refused to serve with blacks, and as a result the 369th was assigned to the French Army, the French having little qualms with serving with African Americans, nor did they have a policy of segregation such as the US Army. They were even issued French weapons and wore French helmets while in combat. During their service in World War I the 369th was nicknamed by the French “The Harlem Hellfighters” because of their tenacious fighting spirit.  They never gave ground in combat, not one soldier was ever captured, and they served the longest continuous deployment of any other Allied unit during the war (191 days of continuous combat). Due to their bravery, they were also among the most decorated Allied units, with two Medals of Honor, 171 French Croix de Guerre’s, and numerous Distinguished Service Crosses.

One of the most unique features of the Harlem Hellfighter’s was their band, perhaps the only unit in the entire war to have a ragtime band.  Unlike pretty much all other military bands which played traditional marches and martial music, the Harlem Hellfighter Band played the music they loved and could perform best, mostly American ragtime music and early forms of Jazz.  The Harlem Hellfighter Band was directed by Lt. James Reese Europe, a man who was certainly fit for the job as he was the band leader of the Clef Club Orchestra, a band popular in New York for their ragtime and proto-jazz music.

On April 8th, 1918 French soldiers turned their heads in wonder as The Harlem Hellfighters marched toward the front to the tunes of hot ragtime and Jazz beats. 

No one in Europe had ever heard such music, in fact Jazz was barely even heard in the United States outside of a few communities in New Orleans, Chicago, and New York.  The new music became an instant hit among both French and British soldiers, and before long the Harlem Hellfighters Band was being called to perform for French and British units all along the line, as well as villages they passed through. Soon, the Harlem Hellfighters swinging sound took Western Europe by storm, and the band was even invited to perform in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Among the Hellfighters biggest hits was a ragtime tune called “Memphis Blues”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJPztEjzf6s

Another popular hit was “On Patrol in No Man’s Land”, written by Lt. James Europe himself while recuperating after being wounded in a poison gas attack while on patrol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFCuZ-B4j0

And then of course the biggest crowd pleaser given the location and audience was a jazzed up version of “Le Marseillaise”  

After the war the band would make a grand tour of Europe, then return home and make a grand tour of the United States. Stories of the Harlem Hellfighters unique sound had spread across American and people were demanding more.  During their American tour, the band cut 24 records. Everywhere they went, whether in Europe or the United States, they drew huge cheering crowds, they had become the superstars of their day. 

Unfortunately the story of the Harlem Hellfighters Band did not end well for James Europe. On the night of May 9th, 1919 Europe confronted one of his drummers over poor and unprofessional behavior.  The drummer, known as a hothead among the band members, attacked Europe and stabbed him in the throat with a penknife. Europe bled out and died while in the hospital later that night.

The legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters Band is as grand and all encompassing for music as the Great War itself.  Essentially, the band is credited with spreading the popularity of Jazz throughout Europe and America. Before World War I, Jazz was a niche genre of music, common only among African Americans living in certain areas of New York, New Orleans, and Chicago.  After the exploits of the Harlem Hellfighters Band Jazz would spread across the world, becoming the dominant form of popular music up to the 1950′s and serving as the predecessor to popular music styles today such as rock, hip hop, pop, and soul.

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People of the World: Māori - Photographs by  Jimmy Nelson

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the “Māori”, with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organization. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.

The Nodes in the Houses: Gifts and Lessons

The North and South Nodes are two points on the Moon. In astrology, these points are considered indicators of karma, lessons, and overall themes within the life.

The South Node marks what we already know. Some see this as lessons we have already learned in our past lives, so we don’t need to learn them again. The sign this Node falls in reveals the energies and knowledge already within us, but it can also reveal our weaknesses. For those who don’t believe in past lives, this is often seen as the lessons we learn quickly, or in childhood.

The North Node, also known as the True Node, marks the lessons we need to learn in this lifetime. The sign this Node falls in reveals what challenges and difficult positions we will be faced with in this life. This is a director, pointing us towards our ultimate destiny or purpose.

Because these Nodes are perfectly opposite, they will fall in opposing houses (ie. the 1st and the 7th, 2nd and the 8th, etc). You can find interpretations of the Nodes in the signs here.


North Node in the 1st House and South Node in the 7th House

Lessons: Be authentic, find your identity, overcome the traumas and challenges of your early life, form a self that is separate from others, and learn how to take the lead
Gifts: A strong understanding of partnership, generosity, diplomacy, charisma, and talents with communication and collaboration
Weaknesses: Dependency, inability to separate the self from others, altering the self to appease others

North Node in the 2nd House and South Node in the 8th House

Lessons: Develop your values, balance material and spiritual matters in your life, support yourself and be self-sufficient
Gifts: Insight and intuition, spiritual connections, understanding of spiritual and occult matters, the ability to handle and accept death as a part of life
Weaknesses: Inability to trust others, reliance on others, manipulative behavior, using sex as a tool, and a tendency towards abuse of one’s power

North Node in the 3rd House and South Node in the 9th House

Lessons: Listen to others and seek to gather information always, balance the abstract and the solid ideas in your life, communicate
Gifts: Strong morals, intellectual, strong curiosity, lifelong learner, charm, focus, and drive
Weaknesses: Condescending, self-righteous,  over-confident, unable to accept criticism, possess a tendency to jump to conclusions, struggle with commitment and responsibility

North Node in the 4th House and South Node in the 10th House

Lessons: Both emotional and financial security are key in life, allow yourself to rest, focus on your own emotional needs and those of others, and build your “family”
Gifts: Ambitious, driven, hardworking, unwavering determination, embracing tradition, a natural leader
Weaknesses: Easily lose sight of what’s important, work themselves too hard, struggles with authority, relies too greatly on the recognition and opinions of others

North Node in the 5th House and South Node in the 11th House

Lessons: Creativity is your most powerful tool, think positively and focus on optimism over pessimism, embrace your inner child, taking risks can be worth it in the end
Gifts: Awareness of the community around you, networking skills, and an ability to befriend others with ease
Weaknesses: Giving into the desires of others, fear of commitment and intimacy, emotional detachment

North Node in the 6th House and South Node in the 12th House

Lessons: How to care for your physical body and the mind, stand up for yourself and put your needs first sometimes, you must care for yourself before you can truly care for others, how to stay organized
Gifts: Selflessness, intuition, creativity, highly imaginative, spirituality and morals
Weaknesses: Inability to stand up for yourself, lack of common sense, lack of drive, martyr

North Node in the 7th House and South Node in the 1st House

Lessons: Learn how to live selflessly, embrace partnership and cooperation, stand up and support others
Gifts: Confidence, self-awareness, self-control and discipline, adaptability
Weaknesses: Selfishness, struggle with social situations and sometimes social anxiety, lacks awareness of others and their needs and emotions

North Node in the 8th House and South Node in the 2nd House

Lessons: How to wield your power over others in constructive ways, how to constantly evolve to always be your very best, embrace change instead of fearing it, and embrace intimacy without sacrificing yourself
Gifts: Stability, disciplined and focused, common sense, an awareness of responsibility and security
Weaknesses: Being a source of support for others constantly but also being unwilling to accept support in return, fear of change, rigidity

North Node in the 9th House and South Node in the 3rd House

Lessons: Explore the world around you, learning is a lifelong experience, focus on the big picture, be bold and honest
Gifts: Powerful communication skills, adaptability, ingenuity, networking skills
Weaknesses: Losing the self in others, adapting too much, infidelity, a tendency to simply tell others what they want to hear or to outright lie because it’s easier

North Node in the 10th House and the South Node in the 4th House

Lessons: Authority is not always negative, embrace independence in all forms, you can’t support everyone, and focus on your self-esteem and confidence
Gifts: Defending the self and others, nurturing, emotional intelligence, a strong sense of empathy
Weaknesses: Dependency, inability to let go of the past, self-esteem relies on the approval of others

North Node in the 11th House and the South Node in the 5th House

Lessons: Connecting with others is key, love comes in many forms, how to use your imagination and leadership skills for others
Gifts: Optimism, passion, creativity, leadership skills, generous with love and affection
Weaknesses: Easily caught up in drama, stubbornness, hedonistic, selfish, always putting themselves before others

North Node in the 12th House and the South Node in the 6th House

Lessons: Explore your own psyche, look at the big picture, face the unconscious issues you carry with you instead of suppressing them
Gifts: Attention for detail, hardworking, thoughtful, awareness of health, self-discipline
Weaknesses: Unaware of their own limits, highly critical of themselves and others, micromanaging

Incidentally, if you’re trying to figure out how to humanise King Dice, there’s a straightforward solution: just reference the actual human he’s based on. King Dice is a caricature of Cab Calloway, an American jazz musician who was extremely popular in the 1930s, and who provided the soundtracks - and even had his dance performances rotoscoped, an early form of motion capture - for many of the cartoons that Cuphead is referencing. A quick Google search will give you all sorts of photographic and video references.

theo raeken’s character development; a summary

theo raeken was the enemy. he was a power-hungry, egotistical, cold-hearted maniac. all he wanted was power, to be an alpha. we learned theo’s history and what he did, and all do us somehow knew that theo was going to do something else, be someone else.

theo raeken wasn’t who we thought he was. he had been brainwashed form an early age by the dread doctors and we saw that he lacked affection. because of the doctors he lacked friends, he didn’t have a pack. it was obvious theo did want a pack (though he did kill his old pack, but i’ll address that later) and because of that he went after the mccall pack. he killed his old pack because he knew that it would never be had good as what scott mccall had. theo wasn’t a bad guy, he just lacked the affection throughout his life.

theo raeken had changed. after being banished to hell and coming back, we could all sense he was different. he had changed and it seemed like he knew that what he did was wrong. in 6a theo fought with the pack in order to truly show that he had changed. in 6b he fought because it was right.

theo raeken is apart of the pack. though he wasn’t part of the end sequence it showed that he was part of the pack. scott had grown to like theo, to trust him. melissa mccall could now fight alongside him without fear. liam could now be alone with him for hours without needing to watch his back. mason and corey, members of the pack weren’t in the end sequence but we still knew they were apart of it, and it should be the same for theo.

theo raeken had finally found a pack—a family—and with that found a better version of himself. theo seemed to be finally happy with who he was.

Why We Need to Appreciate Padmé Amidala

In spirit of #SWisagirlthingtoo making its way around Twitter, I thought now would be the perfect time to make a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. Star Wars up until recently has not given much attention to its heroines, perhaps with the exception of the iconic Princess and General Leia Organa. It is incredibly sad that it has taken this long for the franchise to realise that characters such as Leia, Padmé and Rey (as well as the many animated heroines we have met such as Ahsoka and Hera) have been and will forever continue to be definitive factors in the way many girls have and will grow up.

When it comes to Star Wars, I loved Leia and I love Rey, but they are both not the heroine I connected with. I connected with former Queen and then Senator Padmé Amidala from the highly criticised (although increasingly less so) prequels and then again in the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Any Padmé fan knows that loving her as a character most often means you’ll often be told that in the end she did ‘nothing but cry over Anakin’ or is in no way comparable to her daughter, you’ll find it frustrating that no reference is made to her at all following Episode III and you’ll know that she has little to no presence in merchandising even when you are more than willing to throw coins down Disney’s way for her.

But Padmé deserves to overcome all of the above. Padmé constantly has to battle against both what people expected her to be (arguably a Leia clone) and the often restrictive and limiting definitions of what makes a “strong female character”, especially in pop culture. Regardless, here is why Padmé is such an underappreciated and amazing character.

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Rare Viking ‘Resurrection Egg’, 9th-11th Century AD

A glazed hollow ceramic egg with a hole to the underside, dragged yellow lines to the outer face,  36mm (1 ¼")

These eggs are usually assigned to Kievan Rus workmanship, however they were found in a wider geographic area. They are thought to represent an early form of a popular Orthodox tradition of painted eggs, or 'pysanka,’ popular during the Easter holiday as a symbol of resurrection. However, the symbolism may be pre-Christian, with connection to the goddess Ēostre and idea of a Cosmic Egg, from which the world was created.

anonymous asked:

You silly woman. The founding fathers were made up of both inventors and gunsmiths. At the time thyley wrote the second amendment, there were already a number if rapid-fire multiple projectile rifles and early forms of what would become machine guns. These already existed. This isn't difficult to understand or learn. In their view, the second amendment went far beyond muskets. Please stop speaking until you understand that snark is neither knowledge nor insight nor wisdom.

I literally stopped reading this after “you silly woman.”

You’re an absolute idiot. I don’t even have to read the rest of this message to know that with total certainty. 

something i find fascinating is the idea of religion in the wizarding world

are there religious wizards? do they believe their powers come from a divine being, or god?? do different religions have different strands of magic, or different spells? are some more powerful than others?

or does the muggle idea of religion and divine beings come from early forms of magic, back when wizards didn’t have to hide? i have so many questions

nebulator  asked:

12 or 14 for klance please!!

Uhhh I’m gonna go with 14 I think

(for 100 ways to say i love you)

14 - “Take my jacket, it’s cold outside.”

Have some older Klance.


Something stirs on the mattress, rousing Lance from his sleep. His long limbs are held close to his body, bringing his blankets with him. He is a cocoon of warmth. Cold air floods his nostrils. His eyes crack open.

Keith sits on the side of the bed. His hair is flattened down on the side he slept on and he tugs at the boots on his feet. His trembling fingers pull the cuffs of his pants down.

“Escaping?” Lance grumbles. Keith jumps.

He looks over his shoulder to meet Lance’s sleepy gaze. His features melt into a smile and he rolls onto the bed, wrapping his arms around Lance and pulling him close.

“I was trying not to wake you.” Keith gently kisses his temple.

“So you are running away.” Lance’s smirks with his eyes closed. Keith huffs out a gentle laugh.

“I figured I snuck in here last night, so I’ll sneak out to prevent your mother having a heart attack.”

“Do you know how many people live here? My mum would’t even blink if she saw you.” Lance chuckles. “She’d just think you were yet another child that was somehow related.”

They both laugh softly into the sheets. Keith keeps his hands under neath the blankets to keep them warm for as long as he can. his thumb rubs at a prominent scar on Lance’s side. A relic from a galena blade some time ago. 

Laying in Lance’s bed in the early morning, condensation forming on the windows and the lilt of bird song outside… it’s hard to believe that all that was real sometimes.

But the scars on their skin remind him. Their faces broadcast over the television and their names hanging off of some news reporter’s lips.

As much as some of these hurt, Keith is grateful. Because the boy now in his arms is his biggest reminder. Of course it would take an all-out space war for Keith to finally get a boyfriend.

“I’m also trying to avoid your sister.” keith confesses.

“Ah!” Lance laughs louder. “That’s fair enough.”

“She keeps asking when I’m going to propose to you.”

“Well when are you?”

“Shut up.” Keith shoves Lance, and the two of them laugh until the cold air sneaks underneath the blanket. Lance hisses and pulls the blanket closer.

“Stop sleeping naked,” Keith chides.

“Never. I know you want me for my body.” Lance presses himself closer and giggles. Keith rolls his eyes. With a wide grin, he gives Lance’s bare ass a squeeze.

“I’ll admit, it is a nice bonus.” He kisses Lance’s cheek. “So scruffy.” He licks his lips with distaste.

“I didn’t know you were coming. I had no time to shave.”

“So manly.” Keith runs the back of his knuckles against Lance’s stubbly jaw. 

With a kick of his legs, Keith pulls himself back into a seated position. He stands and begins to do up his belt. Lance watches with a lopsided smile.

“I’ll text you when I get home.” He promises.

“Say hi to Shiro for me.”

Keith nods. He walks over to the window and undoes the latch. He braces himself for the frigid morning air.

“Hey,” Lance’s voice cuts through the quiet room. “Take my jacket. It’s cold outside.”

Keith pauses. Then he runs over to Lance’s desk chair with a spring in his step. He pulls on the old, green jacket and beams. It’s faded and there’s a couple of patches in it now. Hunk had specially chosen out the bright pink fabric that he thought would compliment the jacket’s green colour scheme. The patches had been finely stitched, and several had doodles from their friends on them. Shiro had drawn a terrible stick figure family, while Pidge had drawn a fat unicorn. Coran had signed his name in glorious calligraphy.

“Love this jacket.” Keith buries his nose in the collar. The jacket reeked, but he liked the smell. Lance sweat and still the faint smell of exhaust fumes. Lance wore this continuously, and apparently didn’t even take it off to perform maintenance on his lion.

“I know you do.” Lance sighs. He watches his boyfriend zip up the old jacket. He should really give it to Keith. It fits him better now. However, the jacket had become so tied to his sense of identity that Lance refused to let it go completely. He was gradually weening himself to have joint custody of it with Keith. Keith’s bright smile definitely makes the sacrifice worth it. 

Keith pulls the old hood over his head and moves over to the window again. He opens it. Lance feels the cold wind rush in and Keith swears under his breath. He sticks his leg out and straddles the window sill. 

“Lance?”

“Yeah?”

Keith pauses and chews his lip. His cheeks start to pink in the cold.

“Thanks for being my boyfriend.”

Lance turns and looks at Keith with narrowed eyes. 

“You never have to thank me for that. I love you.”

Keith beams and nods. He falls out of the window wondering if he’ll ever touch the ground again.