found in the desert

its crack theory hour with Henry. When Alfor put Allura into cryosleep and called for the lions to be separated and hidden, were the lions led by their paladins or did they hide on their own with the instruction to? I wanna believe the lions found their own way without their paladins. Blue is shown walking among a stampede of antelopes in their habitat, the desert where Blue was found to be hidden away. We’ve already seen that the lions can find their way to their paladins through Red and Keith. What if the lions knew where their future paladins would be because they knew that the current ones were “obsolete,” black paladin Zarkon tried to steal the rest of Voltron and yellow paladin Alfor resisted and ordered the lions to separate. Just from these two we already know the lions understood what was going on. The reason why Yellow and Green weren’t on Earth is because it was risky to put three lions on the same planet. 

Three? What about Red? Well, I’d say Red has shown her attachment to Keith well before the episode where she raced to Keith and Allura in the middle of space. Red was with the Galra. I could be very wrong here because I don’t remember if it was explained why Red was with the Galra. What if Red knew Keith was Galra and gave herself to the ship knowing Keith would be there in due time. But Keith was taken away from the ship by his mother at an early age when she joined the resistance. From there is where she sent her son to Earth, with the only memento of her, the knife. He was never given the chance to meet Red and bond with her then. 

Blue was trusted with being the one to bring the four paladins to the castle and awaken Allura and Coran. Blue found her own way back to the castle with only a little bit of help from Lance, she needed his help to open the portal. Green and Yellow trusted Blue with finding their paladins on Earth because she is the most open lion to her paladins. If any of them were given the reigns, she could have flown them to the castle regardless. Pidge and Hunk would be handed off to their lions and Allura would take the reigns of Blue. Or if one of the three were to not make it, Coran was their to take a lion, too. We know he shows the potential for Red, he was just denied because she knew Keith was still out there and chose to save her paladin before anyone else would be allowed to pilot her. 

Once Blue and Red were found, they would have been to awaken Allura and Coran and find the other two, knowing Black was still in the castle. The plan was jostled, though, when Keith was hidden from Red rather than Red hidden from Keith. 

TL;DR The lions knew exactly where their paladins 10,000 years in the future would be and knew exactly what to do when they arrived as paladins. They had their own plan for how the paladins would be assigned to the lions and how they would be found long before they were born.

So.. I went to check if the Gedõ Mazõ was still destroyed and found this =o

[[Hahahha this is “The hand of the desert" located outside my city. The twin is located in Paraguay. I kept crying because i didn’t bring my Akatsuki cloak since i wanted to climb a finger and pose there but i forgot how big this thing actually is xD]]

It’s May the 4th: Are Star Wars Planets Real?

Look at what we’ve found so far.

Is your favorite Star Wars planet a desert world or an ice planet or a jungle moon?

It’s possible that your favorite planet exists right here in our galaxy. Astronomers have found over 3,400 planets around other stars, called “exoplanets.”

Some of these alien worlds could be very similar to arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists.

Find out if your planet exists in a galaxy far, far away or all around you. And May the Fourth be with you!

Planets With Two Suns

From Luke Skywalker’s home world Tatooine, you can stand in the orange glow of a double sunset. The same could said for Kepler-16b, a cold gas giant roughly the size of Saturn, that orbits two stars. Kepler-16b was the Kepler telescopes’s first discovery of a planet in a “circumbinary” orbit (that is, circling both stars, as opposed to just one, in a double star system). 

The best part is that Tatooine aka Kepler-16b was just the first. It has family. A LOT of family. Half the stars in our galaxy are pairs, rather than single stars like our sun. If every star has at least one planet, that’s billions of worlds with two suns. Billions! Maybe waiting for life to be found on them.

Desert Worlds

Mars is a cold desert planet in our solar system, and we have plenty of examples of scorching hot planets in our galaxy (like Kepler-10b), which orbits its star in less than a day)! Scientists think that if there are other habitable planets in the galaxy, they’re more likely to be desert planets than ocean worlds. That’s because ocean worlds freeze when they’re too far from their star, or boil off their water if they’re too close, potentially making them unlivable. Perhaps, it’s not so weird that both Luke Skywalker and Rey grew up on planets that look a lot alike.

Ice Planets

An icy super-Earth named OGLE-200-BLG-390Lb reminded scientists so much of the frozen Rebel base they nicknamed it “Hoth,” after its frozen temperature of minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit. Another Hoth-like planet was discovered last month; an Earth-mass icy world orbiting its star at the same distance as Earth orbits the sun. But its star is so faint, the surface of OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is probably colder than Pluto.

Forest worlds

Both the forest moon of Endor and Takodana, the home of Han Solo’s favorite cantina in “Force Awakens,” are green like our home planet. But astrobiologists think that plant life on other worlds could be red, black, or even rainbow-colored!

In February 2017, the Spitzer Space Telescope discovered seven Earth-sized planets in the same system, orbiting the tiny red star TRAPPIST-1.

The light from a red star, also known as an M dwarf, is dim and mostly in the infrared spectrum (as opposed to the visible spectrum we see with our sun). And that could mean plants with wildly different colors than what we’re used to seeing on Earth. Or, it could mean animals that see in the near-infrared.

What About Moons?

In Star Wars, Endor, the planet with the cute Ewoks, is actually a habitable moon of a gas giant. Now, we’re looking for life on the moons of our own gas giants. Saturn’s moon Enceladus or Jupiter’s moon Europa are ocean worlds that may well support life. Our Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system and its moons. Watch the video and learn more about the missions’s findings.

And Beyond

The next few years will see the launch of a new generation of spacecraft to search for planets around other stars. TESS and the James Webb Telescope are slated to launch in 2018, and WFIRST in the mid-2020s. That’s one step closer to finding life.

You might want to take our ‘Star Wars: Fact or Fiction?’ quiz. Try it! Based on your score you may obtain the title of Padawan, Jedi Knight, or even Jedi Master! 

You don’t need to visit a galaxy far, far away to find wondrous worlds. Just visit this one … there’s plenty to see.

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 Post-Reveal Superhero team with Nino ‘the normal human bestfriend’ Lahiffe

  • Nino having to make excuses in class all the time whenever the other 4 need to make a quick get away. 
  • “Girl’s travel in packs to the loo Sir, Adrien’s just got a weak bladder,” 
  • Their school has an unusual amount of fire drills, but no culprit is ever found 
  • Nino loosing count of the number of free deserts he’s been given when Alya’s had to run out on a date. 
  • Nino becoming pretty good friends with Sabrina as Chloe seems to just deposit her with him when they need to rush out. 
  • Nino becoming a pretty decent amateur photographer due to the fact that Alya makes him take photo’s of the four miraculous holders for the Ladyblog
  • Nino carrying around supplies in his backpack just in case anyone needs anything. This includes a first aid kit, snacks and drinks and a supply of tampons (because grumpy badass superheroes are not one to be messed with if they need something) 
  • Ladybug’s superpower may be to save the world with everyday objects, but it does help that Nino carries them around with him.
  • He also has an emergency makeup bag for Chloe so she can fix her face and hair before heading back to school.
  • Also carrying emergency supplies for all the Kwami (he smells of cheese a lot - damn plagg)  
  • Nino has a lot of casual selfies of all 4 of them on his phone, just in case, someone asks for proof that they are with him. 
  • Nino, who has never been very academically inclined, suddenly taking lots of very detailed notes in class and helping them catch up and study. 
  • Nino keeping spare clothes for them all at his house, just in case they end up all transforming there and feeling too tired to head home again afterwards. 
  • Just Nino being the ultimate bro, and defending and supporting his best friends as they save the world, with no complaints. 
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Dactylotum bicolor, also known as the Rainbow Grasshopper or Painted Graddhopper is a species of grasshopper, and the only recognized member of its genus. It is found in shortgrass prairie and desert grasslands throughout the Western Great Plains of the United States. It is known as the “beautiful grasshopper”, due to its remarkable clothes

So I’m watching the first Iron Man movie and I’m just thinking that no one really acknowledges how freaking bad Tony’s PTSD must be.

Like okay so he was in a truck that got blown up, he almost died bc of that, he got taken hostage and was kept there for 3 months and was forced to build the suit to get out alive, while he was building it he had a car battery hooked up to his chest keeping him alive, and in the scene where they show his surgery he was awake a lot so that’s pretty damn traumatic, he wore the suit and fought his way out of there, watched his friend die, crashed in the desert, found out his friend paid to have him killed and then tried to kill him himself.

I mean, this guy, I swear. I love him so much.

UPDATE:

So I watched Iron Man 3 and I have more to add.

So people with PTSD need a support system. This movie is after New York and everything else that happened in Iron Man 1 & 2, which is a lot of trauma for one person to go through. New York was bad for Tony, he almost died flying that thing into space. He is so very obviously in pain in this movie but Pepper is so blind to it!

He blatantly told her that he is having a hard time coping and her response was “I’m gonna take a shower, and you’re coming with me”. He just told her that he can’t sleep and that he’s different after the New York battle. But she didn’t care. She didn’t take him seriously.

And then when he had a nightmare and ACCIDENTALLY called the suit in his sleep and it grabbed her so she freaked out and left him alone to sleep downstairs because she was mad. Yes, that is a scary experience, the suit grabbing her like that but Tony apologized, he didn’t do it on purpose. It’s not like he asked for the suit to attack her. He was having a nightmare about all of the trauma he has gone through and the suit perceived her as a threat because she was there and shaking him. He didn’t mean to do it. He loved her.

He literally chose to put the suit on her to protect her over himself.

She was so insensitive to his pain and he deserves and needs so much better.

anonymous asked:

Tell me about the domestic house cat.

Long ago in a kingdom by the Nile, a people cried out to their gods in anguish. A plague of rats, rats and mice and vermin of every shape, had devoured the grain and robbed the people of their dinners.

One god heard them, Bast, and tasted the meat and smoke of their offerings. She went up into the desert and found a pride of lions.

“Give unto me your smallest cub,” said the goddess, “that I may make an end of this plague.”

“Goddess,” said the lionesses, “surely you deserve the strongest and largest of our young for this divine mission.”

But Bast paid no heed, and took with her the weakling cub, so much smaller than her brothers and sisters.

“Blessed are thee, small daughter of the lionesses, above all others. Though you are small, you shall be brave. Once thought weak, you will be made strong, and entire kingdoms will sing songs of your greatness.”

And such is the wisdom of the gods, who make their greatest triumphs out of those who seem most unworthy. The small lion became a cat, with a goddesses blessing and a hunter’s heart, and soon the waters of the Nile ran red with the blood of the vermin.

For the smallest of lions is still a lion. For a small hunter is still a hunter. And the least among us are not to be underestimated.

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But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and, of course, your father, Harry, James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her, I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth. And they didn’t desert me at all. Instead they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.

Ok, so when team Voltron find Blue in s1e1 she flies around in broad daylight in the line of sight of the Garrison, and it’s the day after they rescue Shiro so the Garrison probably wasn’t still on lock down at this point. 

As a fully operational school, surely someone apart from Iverson and his off-sider saw the giant robot lion flying around less than a kilometre from the main building? 

I have this headcanon that Pidge somehow connects the ship to the internet, and as Keith is checking in on all his favourite conspiracy theory boards, he sees a new thread linking the ‘mysterious flying shape in the desert’ with some cave paintings found near a giant hole in millennia-old rock and the disappearance of three Galaxy Garrison students. 

The piece de resistance is some really grainy footage of Blue some student shot on their phone.  

Keith: Pidge, come look at this

Pidge, from over his shoulder: Keith… omg… we’re cryptids

Keith, tearing up: I knew we could do it

🎊 january fics! 🎊

Thank you to everyone who submitted fics, it’s really appreciated! More information about submitting fics here.


» All things infinite by MemeKonVLD

The one where Lance is a Bisexual Intergalactic Flirt, and Keith discovers he has feelings about this.

» An Equitable Compromise by Barkour

It was all Keith’s fault that Lance kissed him.

» And All The Ticking Pieces by PastelClark 

Lance was… complicated. For all that Keith has slowly begun to figure out the others aboard the ship, Lance remains much of a mystery to him.

(Or, Keith tries putting himself in Lance’s shoes, and things go surprisingly Not Terribly afterwards.)

» Backhand by Raylou

“They have a weapons class taught by an arnis master. Lots of sticks, knives, and improvised weapons. I asked if she could perform a weapons form with a stool. She gave me a private show. It was lit.”

“On fire?”

» bouncing off exit signs by steelthighsvoideyes

This is the story of two absolute idiots who keep searching for what they’ve already found.

» Cactus by PinkHitman

When Keith moves from the desert in the middle of ass backwards nowhere, to plop in the middle of the big city, he doesn’t expect to instantly grow fond of the tall, endearing, jerk across the street. But it’s hard not to see roses when said person works in a flower shop.

» Damaged by CalicoThunder

Lance’s worst nightmare is realized when his father casts him out of the house for coming out as bi, and as a result, his mind and body end up running away from his control, and he knows he’s gonna lose it-

Until Keith fucking Kogane comes along, at midnight on a Friday.

» daytime star by draconicwyvern

Keith’s neighbor across the balcony is annoying. And not just annoying — Lance is get-on-your-nerves, make-you-want-to-punch-a-wall annoying. So when Lance announces he’s moving to Colorado, Keith finally feels as if the world is back to being just him and the night stars.

But things don’t go as planned: the paper airplanes, the scent of coffee at 1:00 a.m., the words inscribed on Keith’s neck, and the slow curl of a blue flame echoing in his chest. And maybe, just maybe —

— stars do exist in the day.

» eyes wide to you with wonder by aknightley

Keith doesn’t dislike his job, but he definitely dislikes Lance. Probably. Maybe.

» Full Disclosure by IntelligentAirhead

Keith is impulsive and straightforward when it comes to most things, and emotions are no exception. It’s no surprise, then, that when he realises that he might have developed a crush on Lance, he tries to tell him immediately.

» how much do you want it too by attemptsonwords

Keith is many things: dropout, orphan, pilot, defender of the universe, traveler in space. He’s also a human teenage boy, and even light years away from Earth, there are just some things he has to deal with as one.

That doesn’t make a crush on Lance any better though.

» If Fireflies Cast Shadows by Sasaina_Ai

Keith shadows Lance for a week and Lance tries to make the most out of it, but Keith is being difficult and Lance has his patience and sanity pushed to the limits.

» i’m riding higher than the sky and there is fire in every kiss by nikkiRA

Things Lance was expecting in his new roommate: probably a little lame, but in a good way. Like in a Hunk way. Normal sense of humour, but hopefully didn’t hate puns the way Hunk and Pidge did. Probably liked Dancing Queen and not much else.

Things Lance was not even remotely prepared for in his new roommate: Keith fucking Kogane.

» Misdialed by Sasaina_Ai

Lance didn’t know he’d be talking about conspiracy theories with an unknown number on a Tuesday night, until his phone went off at three in the morning.

» Not That Bad by varelsen

“Am I really going to have to explain this to you?”

“No, I’m totally fine with you shutting up right about now.”

Hunk cups his hands around his mouth. “You. Are crushing. On Keith.”

» Objects in Motion (When Unbalanced) by Mytay

Lance and Keith are constantly being mistaken for a couple. Lance is highly offended. Keith is quietly outraged.

Pidge decides if she can’t have peace, then she can write an epic scientific dissertation on the romantic failings of two exceptionally dense paladins.

» so calm, so cool (no lover’s fool) by keithlvnce

Here’s how it starts: Lance says “we are a good team,” grinning, and Keith’s heart skips a beat. But he chalks it off to adrenaline and brushes it off, places it away in his head as something to be looked at later, removed and observed like a specimen on a scientist’s lab table.

» Stormchasing by sinelanguage

Keith makes bad decision, Lance makes mistakes, and both of them are stuck together on a space pirate adventure neither of them asked for.

» sugar and peaches, frozen mangoes and grenadine by cattchi

it’s their last night on a rescued planet, and Lance is in Party Mode™ but Keith doesn’t want to dance

» These Stars Aren’t You by plumeriafairy14

It was a banter between rivals which ended up as a heartbreaking reality between lovers. Now all Keith has left was Lance’s old green jacket and his AI in the holo room.

» Thundercat by warschach

Lance lives in the woods and finds a jaguar who happens to be a really attractive human.

» you never stood a chance by kagshina

Keith is beautiful, Lance has a crush, and there’s lots of shirtless selfies.  

» you’re the only light in my sky by keithslance

It’s not exactly easy being in love with your teammate when the universe is ending all around you.

Keep reading

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“For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth…and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.”