“Imagine, if you can, four things that have very different sizes. First, the entire universe. Second, the planet Earth. Third, the nucleus of an atom. Fourth, a superstring. The step in size from each of these things to the next is roughly the same, twenty powers of ten.” ― Freeman Dyson
I didn’t want to make a post or say
anything because I don’t think enough people will notice or care. But fuck
that, because I’ve got something to say.
I’m a fanfic writer for Haikyuu,
I’ve been one for over a year; going on two. I’ve written 50 fics for this fandom, and I’ve
been posting one fic or chapter update every week since the beginning of this
I write because I love writing,
because I have a lot of ideas, and because I love the characters. I
post my work because I think other people might enjoy my work, too.
But I’m also sick of it.
I’m sick of spending all my free
time on writing only to get ten notes max on my fics on tumblr. Which, you know - it might just be that people don’t like my work. But it’s not
just me. I’ve participated in events, and if you look at the pages for any
fandom-related project that includes artists and writers, I can assure you that
you’ll always find the same thing: art with over a thousand notes per pic, and
fics with less than twenty.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the art
that people are creating in the fandom, just as much as the next person. I buy
every zine I can get my hands on. I commission artists when I can.
Recently, I commissioned a writer. I
didn’t even know that was a thing until a couple months ago, and even then, I’ve
seen writers offer 1k words or more for as little as 3$. Are you fucking
kidding me. I paid 25$ for 4k and I wish I could have tipped more.
I guess what I’m saying is that I’m
done with this.
I’ve been thinking every single day
for the last three weeks that I want to just say I’m
not going to be writing anymore. Because I’ve got no more energy for this. I’ve
got enough other shit going on, and constantly being angry about how writers are
treated is not helping, and it’s not something I can turn off. Every day I’ve
been thinking “you should just go. For your sake. Stop this shit.”
I can’t do that. When I finally reached that point, and made
the decision today that I’d stop, I’m done, I’m out - I immediately felt AWFUL.
I love writing, and I love the friends I’ve made through it. I get really sweet
and supportive comments sometimes. I feel like my work has maybe impacted a
handful of people.
But I hate this. I hate the way the
fandom treats us. I hate getting 1k hits and 2 comments. I hate getting 20
notes, only one of which is a reblog. Who’s going to see my work? No one. I hate it, and I don’t know what to do
I guess that’s all. Expect a new fic
from me next week, as always. Because as much as I hate it, I can’t leave. But
I’m done pretending I’m not angry. Because I am.
The Flame Nebula in Visible and Infrared : What lights up the Flame Nebula? Fifteen hundred light years away towards the constellation of Orion lies a nebula which, from its glow and dark dust lanes, appears, on the left, like a billowing fire. But fire, the rapid acquisition of oxygen, is not what makes this Flame glow. Rather the bright star Alnitak, the easternmost star in the Belt of Orion visible just to the right of the nebula, shines energetic light into the Flame that knocks electrons away from the great clouds of hydrogen gas that reside there. Much of the glow results when the electrons and ionized hydrogen recombine. The above false-color picture of the Flame Nebula was taken is a composite of both visible and infrared light, the later energy band being where a young star cluster becomes visible. The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous Horsehead Nebula. via NASA
Did you know? The oldest surviving crystal
is 60,000 years old which was discovered in a grave in Sungir, Russia. It means
that the use of crystal dates back to the beginning of the humankind. Besides
being used in jewelries, crystals were widely used for spirituality and
healing in the oldest civilizations including China, India, and Egypt.
The role of crystals is equally important
in today’s world. They are said to connect you to the planet’s healing energy,
making you feel more balanced and relaxed. There are thousands of crystals on
the earth but few of them have been recognized for the healing power. Each
crystal is considered to have unique properties and energies to address
different concerns of your life. Generally, crystals are determined by their
colours, for example, red coloured crystals are known for energy, while pink
crystals are known for bringing in emotions and sensitivity, and orange
crystals for artistic skills.
Here we have rounded up such benefits of
the crystals to help you find the right one:
Turquoise has been known for its healing
powers since ages. It is said to create an energetic bridge between the earth
and heaven. In fact, many historical evidences show that it was used to bring
the luck and protection in ancient times. According to many customs, turquoise
should be given as a gift to multiply its healing properties.
Blood-stones belong to the family of red
crystals that are known for energy and passion. In ancient times, bloodstone
was worn as an amulet to purify the blood while it was used to remove poison
from snakebites in medieval times.
The crystal is recommended for the
lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. It is also said that bloodstone
promotes enthusiasm and emotional wellbeing.
Quarts to Move On:
Many healers believe that smoky quarts can
ground the negative energy and negative thoughts as well. It is said to help a
person moves on from disturbing thoughts and the beliefs that are holding him
back. It drives out negative and blocked energy from your body. Once the old
energy is removed, your body and mind are all set to receive the positive
energy in the form of hope.
Quartz for Love Life:
The beautiful rose quartz can improve your
love life. In fact, it is known as the stone of unconditional love. You should
keep the stone near your bedside.
is for Creativity:
Carnelian is the stone of motivation,
confidence and joy. In ancient times, it is worn by warriors for courage and
physical power while Egyptian architects used to keep it to show their rank of
builder. It was also used in the Middle Ages to activate the energy. Today, carnelian
is considered as the stone of creativity as it helps release the creative
energy. Its vibrant orange colour triggers you passion to go ahead to achieve
Crystal for Clarity of Thoughts:
Quartz crystal is derived from silica, one
of the common elements on the planet. In fact, human body is also made from
silica, on a cellular level. It is said that quartz crystal combines with your
body’s energy to promote health and healing. In many ancient civilizations, the
stone was used to achieve the balance of the body and clarity of the mind. The
crystal grounds negative energy and channelizes the energy to help you connect
with light and clarity.
for Stress Reliving
Celestitie is borrowed from the Latin word
caelestisthat means celestial. The divine blue colour of the crystal attracts
the attention. It is used for spreading peace and happiness, which in turns
relive the stress. You can place the stone in your bedroom for a restful sleep.
A healer places celestite on your muscles to relax your stressed muscles.
Also known as Success Stone and Merchant’s
Stone, Citrine is the stone of happiness and luck. It is said to hold the
energies of good fortune and good luck. It drives away negative energy and
brings in positive energy. The stone inspires you to aim big, maintain a
positive state of mind and achieve everything you want to have.
Self Confidence and Optimism:
Aventurine crystals contain the
constituents of quartz and various other minerals. They are found in Brazil,
China, Nepal, Russia, India and Tibet. It is the stone of self-confidence and
helps you get rid of the feelings of self-doubt. It releases the energy of the
heart and attracts new opportunities for you. Aventurinealso boosts your
confidence and optimism.
You must have understood that why the use
of crystals is still relevant. If you are looking to shop the crystals,
consider buying them from the reputed retailer or wholesale distributor in Australia. Besides, consult an experienced
healer to know the right way to use the crystals.
the prompt: could I have a jungkook scenario where him and her are best friends and she’s always pointing at girls like “what about her she’s cute” or when a waitress flirts with him she’s like “hey go for it she’s into you” and jungkook is just not interested and shoves it off and he doesn’t really know why he just doesn’t find any of her suggestions attractive until one day when they’re walking in the park or wherever and she trips and lands on her face or eating something and it spills down her shirt and she’s not fazed about it at all and he’s just sweetly laughing at her clumsiness and that’s when he realizes that the reason he never thought those girls fit his standards was because they weren’t her.
author note: every time i write abt kookie i think of him as a boyfriend which is funny bc im not rlly romantically attracted to jungkook?? enjoy!
This false-color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows clouds in Saturn’s northern hemisphere. The view was produced by space imaging enthusiast Kevin M. Gill, who also happens to be an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The view was made using images taken by Cassini’s wide-angle camera on July 20, 2016, using a combination of spectral filters sensitive to infrared light at 750, 727 and 619 nanometers.
Filters like these, which are sensitive to absorption and scattering of sunlight by methane in Saturn’s atmosphere, have been useful throughout Cassini’s mission for determining the structure and depth of cloud features in the atmosphere.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. 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 and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Object Names:Infrared Saturn Clouds
Image Type: Astronomical
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Kevin M. Gill/Cassini
Arp 299: Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies : Is only one black hole spewing high energy radiation or two? To help find out, astronomers trained NASAs Earth-orbiting NuSTAR and Chandra telescopes on Arp 299, the enigmatic colliding galaxies expelling the radiation. The two galaxies of Arp 299 have been locked in a gravitational combat for millions of years, while their central black holes will soon do battle themselves. Featured, the high-resolution visible-light image was taken by Hubble, while the superposed diffuse glow of X-ray light was imaged by NuSTAR and shown in false-color red, green, and blue. NuSTAR observations show that only one of the central black holes is seen fighting its way through a region of gas and dust and so absorbing matter and emitting X-rays. The energetic radiation, coming only from the galaxy center on the right, is surely created nearby but outside the central black holes event horizon. In a billion years or so, only one composite galaxy will remain, and only one central supermassive black hole. Soon thereafter, though, another galaxy may enter the fray. via NASA