halley comet

anonymous asked:

Thrilled to hear you're setting your next novel in Florida - land of my birth - in 1986 - the year of Halley's Comet or, as i prefer, the year I graduated from high school. Should you ever need anything Floridaish - shells, sand, palm fronds, the hairs from the husk of a coconut - just say the word. I'm not sure how I stumbed upon your marvelous book (Erin Morganstern? Neil Gaiman?) but I'm in law school and I listened to it on the rare day that I did not study - but worked on some art. Marvy!

Hi! Yes! And thank you so much!

Florida is a fascinating place. I lived there for a time in my 20s, and I often find myself returning to it for inspiration. While I think the rest of the nation finds Florida to be a strange, lawless place where the impossible and the ridiculous collide–when you’re living there it feels charmingly normal. At least it did to me. After leaving, it was a bit like waking up from anesthesia; a fog slowly lifted, and all the delightful weirdness came into focus again.

The mid ‘80s were pretty intense as far as pop culture and world events, so it’s a ripe time and a choice place. The research has been an utter delight!

So happy to have provided you a bit of a break from law school studying! Carry on, brave future JD!

Dad was someone who was committed to the narrative of a situation rather more than the practicality.  So he would wrap me up and take me out of bed in the middle of the night to show me the glow-worms in the hedge or Halley’s Comet gliding across a star-filled sky.  For him, me seeing these wonders of nature was much more important than sleeping, which I could do anytime.

I like to think that wherever Dad is now, there is a hat on his head, a stick in his hand and a whistle on his lips.  There’s probably a cat about somewhere too.  There should always be a cat.
—  Rhianna Pratchett, “The Terry Pratchett Diary”
Orbit | S. McCall

Pairing ; Scott x Reader
Timeframe ; S5a (Finale)

Summary ; [A Continuation Of Mediator] The reader is Scott’s fixed point, in which he orbits around, and Scott is the same to her. Even Melissa knows it.

(Part 1)

Note ; Main ideas of this are loosely influenced by the short stories ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘Singularity’, both written by Noelle (@hepburnettes) on Wattpad. Highly recommend you read it. (Singularity is a chapter featured in ‘Odds & Ends’, a novel under her account)

Melissa and Mason had brought him in after hours, knowing very well that if there is anyone Y/n would make an exception for, it’s her true alpha of a son.

They had grown up together, Scott and Y/n. From the moment they met in kindergarten, after Scott had asked his dad to stay back because Y/n’s mom was running late to pick her up, and then proceeding to making goofy faces just to cheer her up, they became just as inseparable as him an Stiles, if not, more.

It wasn’t until they entered high school, in which Melissa saw what was always buried beneath the surface. It was through the way Y/n distanced herself when Scott was with Allison; how she transformed into a much more silenced and warded off version of herself. And even though she tried to mask her green eyes, Melissa could see the jealousy from a mile away.

However, she also saw the way Y/n covered for Scott every time he snuck out with Allison, and how she took on double shifts at the animal clinic just so his girlfriend didn’t feel like he wasn’t giving her any of his time

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anonymous asked:

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but do the meanings of fake names matter? such as Halley for Halley's comet that always returns. (or boomerang...) or a name or an item name that means protection?

No, the meaning of safe names doesn’t matter; although there are exceptions to most things, for the most part a safe name is safe because you’re not affected by it at all, in any way, beyond it being an identifier.

anonymous asked:

🍰 | Comet

send 🍰 to shove a pie into my muse’s face

Gordon was minding his own business down by the pool, when his squid sense started tingling,  He looked up, sitting on the edge of the pool, only to have a piece of cream pie stuffed in his face.

He cleaned out the cream from his eyes, looking up at the person who had just done this terrible dead. “Comet….why?” He asked, giving her the sad eyes treatment.


Halley’s Comet is going to put on a spectacular show in April

The first of two spectacular meteor showers from Halley’s Comet is coming in April. The meteor shower is called the Eta Aquarids because you can see it in the same area of the sky as the constellation of Aquarius. The shower will start on April 20 and last through May 21, but your best chance to see the meteors will happen May 5 through May 7 in the early hours of the morning. NASA has some tips for best visibility.

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Six Comets [Numbered 1 through 6]: The Great Comet of 1680, The Great Comet of 1811, Halley’s Comet, The 1741 comet, Encke’s Comet and Donati’s Comet. (1858)

The Working Men’s Educational Union. (1853)

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favourite astrological phenomena (other than Halley's Comet)? What makes it your favourite?

Alan looks starry eyed up at the sky. “Hailey’s Comet is cool cause it’s something you may only see once in your lifetime, at least that you can reemmber!” Alan smiles, but his thoughts are still in space and all that is out there. “It’s cool and all, but far from my favorite thing. Nah, my favorite space thing is the Trappist-1 system.”

He lets out a long sigh and finally looks down from the sky. “It would have been so cool to have been alive when its discovery was announced. I mean, humans had always dreamed of there being Earth like planets out there, but the Trappist-1 system was the first time they had been found! So not only was it possible, they had them right there and only 39 light years away!

“We’re still no closer to visiting them, but advances have been made and they’ve found that none of the seven planets of the Trappist-1 system could sustain life, at least not now or as we know it XD. A few have water or ice, but their atmospheres just don’t have the right compositions.

“They’ve also found at least a dozen other systems with similar Earth like planets around them. There are a few that look a lot more promising than the Trappist-1 planets, but still there’s just something about being the first, and they’re still the closest to us!”

Alan once again looks up to the sky. “Maybe one day, Brains will build me a better rocket and I can go there myself! First man to visit an exoplanet! Sounds about right for a Tracy!”


THE COMET SEEKERS - Helen Sedgwick

Róisín and François first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica. Their shared desire to explore the world has brought them here, but to do so both have left family and loved ones behind.

As we loop back through their lives, glimpsing each of them only when a comet is visible in the skies above, we see how their paths cross as they come closer and closer to this moment. Theirs are stories filled with love and hope and heartbreak, that show how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and the world can be as lonely or as beautiful as the comets themselves.

The Bayeux Tapestry plays a significant part in the story so we felt embroidery was the perfect medium for our jacket design. We commissioned Chloe Giordano to create the artwork, and asked her to depict François and his mother beneath a sky full of celestial activity. The comets on the jacket are inspired by old astronomical diagrams, including Halley’s Comet which appears throughout the story.

Chloe kindly took photos of the embroidery throughout the process. You can see more of her beautiful work here

The Comet Seekers is published by Harvill Secker in August 2016