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Oh my God, I can’t stop watching this.

@missharleenfquinzel @atomic-poison-ivy @supervillainesses @amanda-jp I feel like this is something you all could appreciate.

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Time for some long due cheri over-analysis.

This set is literally my favourite collection of panels in the entire comic. It illustrates so much about the relationship between fighter and navigators, particularly the relationship between these fighters and navigators. And I’ve been thinking about it for days and I just wanna gush ok.

First, you have Phobos and Deimos. A team who clearly do not mesh well at all, and we know this from interactions between them in earlier scenes (mess hall in particular). Instead of working together as they should be, Phobos outright tells Deimos what he expects of him, and Deimos for whatever reason opts not to bite back. It’s clear evidence of the lack of respect Phobos has for Deimos as a fighter, and imo is a pretty nice contrast to the typical ‘alpha fighter’ complex that’s normally portrayed. Rather than the fighter being the controlling pain in the ass, this time it’s the Navigator, and you end up feeling kinda sorry for Deimos for being stuck with such an asshole. Phobos’s disdain is obvious, and Deimos’s submissiveness is equally clear. Both of these guys are two characters who are used to things going this way, regardless of how well it’s worked for them.

Makes me wonder how long it will take for them to end up being split in one way or another. If they don’t work well, they don’t fight well. And in enemy territory, if they don’t fight well, they sink. Something’s gotta give.

Next up you have Cain and Abel. They got off to a rocky start and both of them are complete fuck ups in a lot of ways. You can even question their compatibility altogether because it is entirely possible that Abel was lumped with Cain only for his abilities and for the sake of the Shady Plan. But compatibility and their relationship outside of the Reliant aside, both here clearly know their roles and both trust each other in the ship. It started off rocky, but since their first flight together (when Abel ignored Cain and went after the Tiberius) they have settled into what is clearly a comfortable routine. They know their roles, they know what to expect of each other. There is none of the tension or disdain that Phobos and Deimos display.

Despite that though, they still have to remind each other that they know what they’re doing. Abel still checks to make sure Cain is good to go, and Cain is still reminding Abel of his expectations (albeit a lot more subtler than Phobos does). There’s an easy confidence between them that I think would be standard between most Fighter/Navigator teams. 

And lastly we have Keeler and Enke. My two favourite god damn characters in this entire gay-ass comic. Look at them. Just look at them. Compare them both to the two pairs above them and just consider the differences here. There’s no reassurances, there’s no expectations and no reminders. They don’t even have to look at one another, both are completely focused on their own tasks. Either they’ve been flying together for so long that they just know their routines, or they are so damn compatible that they are the epitome of a perfect Fighter/Navigator team. All Keeler has to say is Enke’s name and they know where they’re at. They exchange three words and they are ready to go. There’s a subtle way that Hamlet has drawn these two panels that just oozes the experience of this team, that tells you they have been flying together and working together, and regardless of whatever else is going on outside their ship (Keeler’s health being the big glaring one), they still work flawlessly together. 

Even Abel and Cain’s easy confidence looks like a joke compared to Keeler and Enke’s. Don’t even get me started on just how glaringly different the relationship between Phobos and Deimos’s is. Keeler and Enke have this flying business by the balls, and they don’t need reminders, demands or any other kind of coaching of one another to do it. They just. Fucking. Work.

Just take a minute to look at these three teams and think about how much is being portrayed. Just how different they are, and how very little needs to be illustrated to get the point across. Right here are three examples of how glaringly contrary the relationships between teams can be. From a Navigator who treats his Fighter like property (or, a little more disturbingly, like a slave), to a duo who just mesh so smoothly together that they barely even need to talk to communicate. 

I just fucking love the dynamics of Fighters and Navigators ok.

“We are our Mountains” (Armenian: Մենք ենք, մեր լեռները, Menk’ enk’ mer lernerə) is a large monument north of Stepanakert,[1] the capital city of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The sculpture, completed in 1967 by Sargis Baghdasaryan, is widely regarded as a symbol of the Armenian heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh. The monument is made from volcanic tufa, and depicts a man and woman hewn from rock, representing the mountain people of Karabakh. It is also known as “tatik-papik” (տատիկ-պապիկ) in Armenian, and it is translated as “Grandma and Grandpa”. The sculpture is prominent in Nagorno-Karabakh’s coat of arms.

ITINERARY: RoyalVisitPoland & RoyalVisitGermany

MONDAY, JULY 17 - WARSAW, POLAND

  • Arrival
  • Meeting with President Duda and the First Lady at the President Palace
  • Warsaw Rising Museum
  • Heart in the Warsaw Spire Building
  • Queen’s Birthday Party at the Orangery in Lazieni Park

TUESDAY, JULY 18 - WARSAW and GDANSK

  • Stutthof: Nazi Germany Concentration Camp
  • Street Party upon arrival at Gdansk
  • Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
  • European Solidarity Centre
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 - GDANSK, POLAND and BERLIN, GERMANY
  • Departure from Poland
  • private meeting with Chancellor Merkel
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Pariser Platz
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Strassenkinder
  • Robert Enke Foundation
  • meet with President Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace.
  • Queen’s Birthday Party at the British Ambassador’s residence

THURSDAY, JULY 20 - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

  • German Cancer Research Centre
  • centre of Heidelberg
  • rowing boat competition on River Neckar.
  • reception at Clärchens Ballhaus
FRIDAY, JULY 21 - HAMBURG, GERMANY
  • Maritime Museum
  • Elbphilharmonie - special performance by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
  • depart the Elbphilharmonie by boat
  • Airbus -  visit the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft and view the cockpit of a near-complete plane
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DoD 1 year celebration | 60 Days, 60 Singers

Day 55: Tarja Turunen
Born: August 17th, 1977 (Finland)

Bands/Projects: Nightwish (1996 – 2005); Solo (2004 – present)

Collaborations: Beto Vazquez Infinity (2001, 2002); Schiller (2005); Martin Kesici (2005); Nuclear Blast Allstars (2007); Rata Blanca (live 2009); Doro (2009, 2010); Scorpion (2010); Angra (2013); Mike Oldfield (2013); Within Temptation (2014); Asspera (2015); Lörihen (2015)

Curiosities:
She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves.
Turunen studied singing at Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.
Her talent for music was first noted when she sang the song “Enkeli taivaan” (the Finnish version of “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”) in the Kitee church hall at age three. She joined the church choir and started taking vocal lessons. At age six, she started playing piano.
She is respected by other musicians of the metal genre and is an influence on their work; for instance, Simone Simons of Epica names her as her inspiration to study classical music and apply that vocal style to a metal band.

Personal life:
In 2003 Turunen married Argentine businessman Marcelo Cabuli and they have a daughter Naomi Eerika Alexia Cabuli Turunen (born in 2012).

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Dry river near Yosemite Falls by Leonora (Ellie) Enking
Via Flickr:
West Coast Fly Drive holiday … Yosemite National Park.