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I’ve been wanting to draw, but haven’t been able to draw any of the other R!kids (or robots lel), so i decided to do this R!human Mondatta??? Insofar as there’d be a reverse!Mondatta at all haha

He and Zenyatta have a weirdly strong family resemblance (despite not being biological brothers). He’s very down to earth while retaining the same natural charisma as Zenyatta, but if Zenyatta’s charm is like refined sugar then Mondatta’s is like just-cut sugar cane.

Then pair are almost never in each other’s vicinity, but when they are, Zenyatta starts to feel distinctly forged beside his brother’s authenticity (though they used to be more complementary when they were younger). Mondatta still cares a lot about his little bro and is a perennial worry wart when it comes to him. Tends to flip between this and incessant teasing whenever they come in contact (or the doubly irritating tease-worry combo).

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natgeotravel Video by @tobyharriman// Portage Lake, an hour drive from Anchorage, is a glacial body of water in the Chugach National Forest of Alaska. It sits in a long, heavily glaciated valley, which is fairly common up here. I have come up this way a few times, but the weather never panned out the previous times through. This night was an special exception and a timelapse goldmine!

All Hallows Eve

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Prompt: They hadn’t spoken much during the Halloween party but being trapped in an elevator overnight more than made up for it. Halloween One-Shot. NaLu smut. Urban Fantasy AU.

Song prompts: Horns – Bryce Fox, Rev 22-20 - Puscifer

N/A: This my entry for the FT Fanfics Halloween event on Tumblr. When I got the prompt, I thought this must be a smut because frankly, I would be disappointed if I saw that and it wasn’t (and why pass up the opportunity).

Innocents be warned this is a smut, so if you feel like you will be scarred for life reading smut then this fic is not for you. To my lovely followers and fellow NaLu fans, this is for you. I hope you enjoy the descent into sinful goodness (I did huhu). 

p.s. I wasn’t sure how to finish, so I decide to end it on a high ;)

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Lucy couldn’t believe her luck. In the world of magic, the All Hallows Eve gathering was the place to be. It was a night high in etherion, so the elite of the world hosted spectacular balls. Invitation to these events was gold dust to a small-time witch, whose dream was to become a paranormal reporter for Sorcerer’s Weekly. Levy had come through for her last minute with a proposition “Lu-chan, Gajeel refuses to go the banquet tonight, but I am not going to miss this! I mean we’ll get to see major players in the supernatural world and no too cool for school attitude will stop me. So, you coming?” A redundant question to Lucy who had been trying to find a way in for years, luck didn’t factor when it came to the high security. To explain in more detail, the parties provided the best networking opportunities, chances at her dream job that would prove impossible without some serious backing.

Everything was competitive, it wasn’t what you knew, it was who you knew when climbing the social ladder. Frustration wasn’t the word for how she felt graduating from magic school with first class honours, it should have secured her place in the world, or it would have at least in the human world but that wasn’t the case here. It was a prehistoric society filled with prejudice and archaic customs, where new magic individuals were looked down on by those born into their power. New magic meant humans who had a high spirit power but had to learn the arcane, the born are beings of legend to the unaware human world. Many of these beings blending in with the growing human populace, adapting to the ever-changing surroundings of the modern world in human form. Unless you had a trained eye, born were nigh on impossible to spot.

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Mt. Jefferson is Oregon’s second highest point, at 3,199 meters, it isn’t a giant, but the relatively low-lying mountains and plains around it ensure the volcano stands out. It is far more heavily glaciated than Mt. Hood, and creates a fantastic climbing challenge, as well as dramatic spires around its summit.To the original inhabitants, it is known as Seekseekqua. 

Here, the volcano (last erupted about 950 A.D.) is seen from the more iconic Oregon symbol of Mount Hood, above the Timberline Lodge (about 1,950 meters), and it is difficult to imagine the fire that brews below. After over 1,000 years of quiet, it is difficult to say how active the volcano is now, though it would be irresponsible to call it dead. Cascade volcanoes are on their long-term dying as their source of magma (the subjecting Juan de Fuca plate) plunges ever-deeper into the mantle. Eventually the crags shall be forever silent, and crumble away into eternity.


If you like these photos, please look at more from this trip over at my Flickr page.

Why yes, that there is a traced overlay of the Zelda II world map superimposed on the world map of Breath of the Wild. My my, that’s quite a claim: what could have *possibly* made so much sea water disappear?

The game tells us, actually: during the “Leviathan Bones” side quest, Akrah and his colleagues are researching into the great Leviathan (lit. whale) bones scattered about Hyrule, with the great ones being said to rest in Eldin’s Deplian highlands, Hebra’s north slope, and Gerudo’s Dragon’s Exile. Taking photos with your Slate of each of these massive fossils will result in these scientists giving their theories on what caused the deaths of these mysterious giants: death by a volcanic eruption; death by Ice Age; death by drought.

What if I told you, all three happened…in that order?

The quite active volcano beneath the “Valley of Death” in Eastern Hyrule must have erupted quite violently, raising itself up higher from the shallow seas, buckling and breaching the water’s surface to form a grander cone: the heat of this intense eruption—and its likely massive pyroclastic flow—decimated the surrounding regions, killing the first leviathan.

The after effects of this eruption were felt almost immediately: the ash and particulates clogging the skies, dropping the temperature worldwide, and leading into a dip in the climate, with less sunlight breaking through the ash-choked clouds…leading into longer, harsher winters—highlands glaciating under pack ice—leading to the death of the second leviathan.

Now, as the climate is cooling and the air mass is drying, less frequent rains for a period of time leads to a massive drought, culminating in the death of the final leviathan.

These three consecutive changes combined would lower the sea level dramatically, and it is *exactly what we see*! The inland Cliffs of Quince and the upper cliffs of Loshlo Harbor, in southeastern Hyrule, exhibit weathering typical of tidal erosion: yet they’re far above the current sea level. And then there are the numerous *other* bones scattered about Hyrule, seemingly from giant serpents and whales alike—the proverbial sea creatures of the deep. And last but not least, there’s rock salt: a product of the desiccation of the “ancient seas”.

Let’s not even mention how so many of the landforms and locations line up near-perfectly between these two overworlds (Spectacle Rock, Maw/Valley of Death [Mountain], Rauru, the river sources of Saria, swamps and marshlands, Maze Island, etc.)

Cryokinesis - Avengers x Mutant!Reader, Hinted!Wanda Maximoff x Mutant!Reader

A/n: The reader basically has cryokinesis, like Killer Frost from the flash but they can summon blizzards, hail and their kiss freezes people to the core… well… most people anyway… the reader is basically a non-crazy Killer Frost/Caitlin Snow. There are hints of Wanda Maximoff x reader…

You stood, gazing out of the window at the thrashing rain, one hand gripping a hot mug of hot chocolate whilst the other trailed the paths of lone raindrops on the other side of the window. You sighed as attempted to sip your hot chocolate, only for it to have turned to solid ice. Your eyes widened as you tipped the mug towards your hand, a lump of frozen hot chocolate landing in your fingers. 

You threw the ice chocolate into the bin as Steve walked in. “Meeting in 5… you alright Y/n?” he questioned. You nodded frantically in response, acting like you hadn’t just frozen steaming hot chocolate with your bare hands. Steve’s eyes narrowed for a second before Tony shouted him causing him to leave with a worried look.

You sighed as your shoulders relaxed, carrying the empty mug, you walked into the meeting room, taking a seat between Clint and Pietro. Wanda glanced at you from the other side of Pietro.

“Are you vearing blue lipstick?” Wanda questioned causing you to freeze before covering your mouth with your hand. You thought you had control over your powers. Obviously not.

Tugging on the toggles of your hoodie, you chewed your now blue lips. The meeting had now began and you were getting colder and colder. Pietro and Clint hadn’t noticed due to them being used to the cold, but Tony and Bruce had.

“FRIDAY why’s it so cold in here?” Tony questioned, glancing at his tablet at the room temperature. Wanda glanced at you worriedly as you tensed.

“Care to explain Stark?” Coulson questioned. Your eyes widened as, Melinda May, Daisy Johnson, Bobbi Morse and Jemma Simmons stood next to Coulson. “Where are the guys?” Sam whined, hoping to have a guy’s night causing Bucky to roll his eyes.

“They have a mission, we were called in by Fury… why is it so cold in here I thought you could afford heating Stark?” Daisy Johnson exclaimed.

“FRIDAY results?” Bruce questioned.

“Thermal anomaly detected boss.” FRIDAY replied.

“A thermal anomaly, now what could that be?” Simmons exclaimed, excitedly.

You sighed under your breath, your breath visible to everyone in the room.

“FRIDAY scan Y/n… body temperature?” Tony requested.

“Y/n’s body temperature is -5oC although this has not caused any damage to organs or limbs.” FRIDAY explained. Wanda’s eyes widned in shock.

“That’s not possible, a human body basically is in danger zones at 35oC… you should be dead…” Simmons explained. You looked up, lips bright blue, hair turning snow white, eyes glowing.

“Then you should know my heart is pretty cold.” You snarled, voice frosty. All the Avengers leaped up and away in shock. “You’re probably wondering why this is happening? I’m cryokinetic, i freeze stuff, produce ice, cause blizzards and hail and my kiss is deadly… ughh…” You tensed, gripping your head as you sensed her near. Wanda stepped forward to you before Clint and Pietro stepped in front protectively.

“Dammit, I’m sorry…” You whimpered, leaping at the window, causing it to shatter as the rain glaciated, blurring everyone’s vision as you disappeared, frozen salty tears drifting down your cheeks.

“Inhuman, mutant or miracle?” Daisy Johnson questioned. Everyone shrugged in response. “What happened to the bin?” Natasha questioned, gesturing to the melting brown liquid oozing from it. “Explains the empty mug and why Y/n was so nervous earlier. She froze her hot drink.” Steve replied, crossing his arms.

“Are we going after her or letting a teenager who has a deadly freezing kiss loose in New York?” Bobbi questioned, uncertain. 

May smirked as she sensed Daisy’s upcoming joke. “Even if Hunter’s kiss was deadly you’d still make out with him.” causing Simmons and the other Avengers to cringe before laughing.  The blizzard began to snow them all in as they joked about. Wanda glanced out into the blizzard, wondering where you had gone and if you were okay.

Meanwhile, you’d hidden in your old apartment which you still owned, attempting to control your powers before you felt extreme heat flood the room. “You okay?” The flaming girl asked. “Yeah sis, sorry, I lost control.” You explained, hugging your knees.

“You lost your cool, which is weird since you’re ice and I’m fire… New York is now having a blizzard in October…suck on that global warming.” Your sister laughed, orange flames rippling around her.

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Ya boy is just a little past 500 now, but shit! I didn’t expect to get to this point with this blog! This is the fastest that a blog of mine has grown in a while, and it’s very exciting! Shit, the Pokemon roleplay community has been so welcoming for me, each and every one of you, it’s because of the support of my followers and roleplay partners that I have even reached this milestone. After continuously going on hiatus with other blogs and losing inspiration, I have finally found a muse that has stuck. To think that this version of Guzma, AU and all, has been embraced so positively just blows me away; as many of you know, I was extremely nervous about my portrayal when first bringing him out in the public, but all of you have made it so that I feel much more confident with everything that I write.

It’s safe to say that Guzma is going to be around for a long time.

Instead of doing a follower forever or a bias list (there’s so many of you guys, and honestly, each of my followers are important to me in one way or another, I would not want to miss out on anybody), I wanted give back to everyone; while I cannot make fancy graphics, icon PSDs or themes, there is ONE thing that I think I am particularly good at, something that has brought us all together:

Pokemon!

This giveaway will involve very special Pokemon that will be distributed to the winners on their copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon! You will have until April 17th to participate.

To enter this giveaway:

  1. You must be following me.
  2. You must like or reblog this post. If you do BOTH, your url will get thrown into the raffle twice! That gives you twice the opportunity to win these awesome prizes!
  3. You must be okay with exchanging Friend Codes with me.
  4. You must own a copy of Pokemon Sun OR Pokemon Moon.

BUT GUZ-MUN! HOW ARE YA GONNA PICK THE WINNERS?!

I will go in order from the first person to like/reblog and assign them a number. At the end of the giveaway, I will use a random number generator with image proof. This will be completely randomized, I do NOT play favorites or rig these things, that ain’t fair.

Ya boy’s a criminal, but he ain’t a cheater.

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The great obsession of the nineteenth century was, as we know, history: with its themes of development and of suspension, of crisis and cycle, themes of the ever-accumulating past, with its great preponderance of dead men and the menacing glaciation of the world. The nineteenth century found its essential mythological resources in the second principle of thermodynamics. The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein. One could perhaps say that certain ideological conflicts animating present-day polemics oppose the pious descendents of time and the determined inhabitants of space. Structuralism, or at least that which is grouped under this slightly too general name, is the effort to establish, between elements that could have been connected on a temporal axis, an ensemble of relations that makes them appear as juxtaposed, set off against one another, implicated by each other – that makes them appear, in short, as a sort of configuration. Actually, structuralism does not entail a denial of time; it does involve a certain manner of dealing with what we call time and what we call history.

Yet it is necessary to notice that the space which today appears to form the horizon of our concerns, our theory, our systems, is not an innovation; space itself has a history in Western experience and it is not possible to disregard the fatal intersection of time with space. One could say, by way of retracing this history of space very roughly, that in the Middle Ages there was a hierarchic ensemble of places: sacred places and profane places; protected places and open, exposed places; urban places and rural places (all these concern the real life of men). In cosmological theory, there were the supercelestial places, as opposed to the celestial, and the celestial place was in its turn opposed to the terrestrial place. There were places where things had been put because they had been violently displaced, and then on the contrary places where things found their natural ground and stability. It was this complete hierarchy, this opposition, this intersection of places that constituted what could very roughly be called medieval space: the space of emplacement.
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deadbison  asked:

How long do you think it took animals to colonize all of the earth? I imagine they may have been limited to small stretches of ocean at first. The poles and other frozen territories may have been avoided until endothermic evolved?

The earliest known members of Animalia, sponges, seem to have actually evolved during the Cryogenian period and the “Snowball Earth” glaciations – suggesting that cold conditions probably weren’t much of a problem for early animals, and might even have driven their evolution in the first place. I’d guess they probably spread pretty much everywhere in the oceans soon after they first appeared.

We even have some fossil evidence of ancient polar communities. There are mid-Ordovician (~465 mya) deposits from Portugal – which was near the south pole at the time – full of animals like giant trilobites, cephalopods, graptolites, hyoliths, gastropods, bivalves, brachiopods, and echinoderms.

Plus there were plenty of periods in Earth’s history when the polar regions weren’t nearly as frigidly cold as they are today, so even if we narrow things down to just terrestrial vertebrates there were still opportunities for animals to hang out at the poles without strictly having to be endothermic like modern polar tetrapods. The giant temnospondyl amphibian Koolasuchus is known from then-polar Australia during the Early Cretaceous, for example.

Visiting Niagara Falls with Wonwoo

“This bus ride is so tiring, I should have listened to you and would have gotten on a bus in Toronto,” whined Wonwoo who was getting tired of sitting at one place for so long. He even put down the book he was reading because he just couldn’t focus on it anymore, which was unlikely of him. 

“You never listen to me, so I’m not even surprised that this happened,” you laughed while he rolled his eyes. 

“Don’t be like that. I do listen to you, that is why I got my backpack filled with snacks. Do you want some chips?” he asked while he was already getting his backpack up from the floor. He zipped it open and fished out a smaller sized Pringles can. 

“Oh, this is great,” you said accepting the snack. Unfortunately, the bus was still in Syracuse so there was plenty of time for you two to experience boredom. Even though you already watched a movie and napped a little, time just didn’t seem to go by. You actually thought it would be better to get to Toronto with a plane then easily access the natural phenomenon from North, rather than from New York City. But for some reason, Wonwoo was really excited about having a bus trip through New York state. It almost felt like a cross-country road trip, but it was more like a cross-state cheap trip with a noisy and smelly bus. 

You finally arrived in Buffalo not long after and checked into the room you booked for the weekend. You planned to see the Niagara Falls at different times of the day and even sightseeing in both Buffalo and Toronto so you needed a weekend at least. 

When you got to your room, both of you felt really exhausted from the tiring bus ride. After taking shower and changing into more comfortable clothes, you ventured out to find a place where you could eat. If you were in Buffalo what else you could eat if not Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s not that you were too into the food, but you wanted to make your trip cheesy and cliche just to feel normal and relaxed. 

But then after recharging yourselves, it was finally time to see the famous falls. Wonwoo was getting so excited that his steps became bouncy and he couldn’t let go of your hand. He was acting like a kid in Disney Land. It was fascinating for you to see that he was so enthusiastic about a natural phenomenon, it made him seem even less like your average college mates and co-workers. There was just something unique about this boy.

“Did you know that the Niagara Falls is actually made up of three falls?” He asked with bright eyes. 

“Yes, I actually knew that,” you chuckled and he went on with more interesting facts. 

“I read that it was formed 10,000 years ago by the Wisconsin glaciation and because of erosion, it’s no longer at its original place like it was around the time of the formation,” he listed more facts and you were amazed by his endless amount of knowledge and great memorization. 

“Well, I guess we don’t need a tour guide anymore,” you joked and he laughed while he also blushed a little bit. 

“I… I just searched on Naver and Wikipedia… I wanted to impress you,” he smiled kindly. “But I also wanted to know more about it before coming here so I won’t be clueless.”

“Like me,” you added with a laugh and he shook his head. 

“I might have interesting facts but at least you have common sense and better navigation skills so from now on you’ll be the captain in our adventures,” he insisted and you nodded in agreement. 

It was definitely hard to imagine how the Niagara Falls looked like. It’s surely not nearly as huge as the Victoria falls in Africa, but the Western version has its own charms. And those charms were very visible when you finally arrived. You planned this trip just on the right weekend, where the weather was clear, the trees were still green contrasting the blue water and white mist from the falls. Wonwoo’s eyes widened at the sight of the North American countries’ shared beauty. He was taking pictures and videos the whole time and for a moment he even forgot about you. He was walking farther and farther away when he finally realized he left you behind. 

“Oh, my. Babe, sorry, I got too excited,” he said, panting, and then he grabbed your hand and started to drag you to the side of the falls. “Let’s take a picture together. I never want to forget this moment… of you and me, together at this beautiful place,” he added and you put your lips on his cheek while he took the picture. 

“Suddenly I want to go away to see more and more beautiful places with you. We should travel the world together,” you mentioned and his eyes got even brighter. 

“Excellent idea,” he clapped his hands but then stopped for a moment. “The only thing is that trip is going to cost a lot of money,” he sighed and then took your hands in his. “Let’s work hard to save money and then we will travel the world together.” Wonwoo kissed your forehead and then hugged you tightly. 

“I hope it will happen, but not like in Up, okay? We will do this together,” you said, trying to hold back your tears. That movie made everyone an emotional mess. 

“It’s not going to be like that. Our happy ending will happen together, just let’s wait a little more. Until we will enjoy this version of Paradise falls,” he said looking at the beautiful scenery then kissing your lips.

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stanpaxton Panorama of early morning sun on Bear Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park). The lake fills a depression carved into granite, gneiss, and schist by alpine glaciation (a cirque). Clarity of the water is evident in the lower left quadrant of the image (September, 2017). 

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She laughed with more enthusiasm, it seemed, than the joke warranted. And yet, she appeared to be genuinely amused. Does she know laughter is an aphrodisiac? Worse, is it possible she is unaware that today’s chortle is tomorrow’s derision?

I drive home with the brushing sound of the car’s air conditioning instead of music, instead of conversation. The cool was comfortable, and even though my knuckles stiffened, I was convinced I was not freezing.