house of the scientists

13 reasons why playlist

I made a playlist for a few characters from 13 reasons why. Not all of them have 13 tracks, but I tried my best lol. Feel free to add on / edit, but give credit :))

Hannah:
Better than me - The brobecks
All of the drugs - The brobecks
Make me wanna die - the pretty reckless
The cold - exitmusic
Time to say goodbye - twenty one pilots
Breathe me - Sia
When the story ends (piano) - the fray
Nothing - the script
Unsteady - X Ambassadors
Goner - Twenty one pilots
You found me - The fray
I gave you all - Mumford and sons
Empty - the click five

Clay:
Get on the road - tired pony
Always on my mind - Elvis
If I could fly - one direction
Love you all along - La strada
All I want - kodaline
Turning page - sleeping at last
Angel - theory of a dead man
Johnny boy - twenty one pilots
I found - amber run
Talking to the moon - Bruno Mars
Six feet under - Billie Eilish
Hurts like hell - Fleurie
Terrible love - birdy

Jessica:
She’s so mean - matchbox twenty
Primadonna girl - marina and the diamonds
When you were young - the killers
You’re such a - Hailee Steinfeld
All the boys- panic! at the disco
Down - Jason walker
You don’t own me - Grace ft. G-eazy
When you’re gone - Avril Lavigne
Never say never - the fray
Photograph - ed Sheeran
Oceans - Seafret
Total eclipse of the heart - sleeping at last
Lovesick fool - the cab

Justin:
My life - billy joel
Gotta get away - the black keys
How could I have known - Keaton Henson
Six degrees of separation - the script
Not over you - Gavin DeGraw
If you’re gone - matchbox twenty
Breaking inside - shinedown
Jet black heart - 5 seconds of summer
Heartless - the fray
Look after you - the fray
Screen - twenty one pilots
Blue - troye sivan ft. Alex hope
Call me - shinedown

Alex:
Broken - Lund
Golden - fall out boy
Teenage dirt bag - Wheatus
What a catch, donnie - fall out boy
How’s it gonna be - third eye blind
Yellow - coldplay
Truce - twenty one pilots
Not about angels - birdy
This is gospel (piano) - panic! At the disco
Drown - bring me the horizon
Better than me - hinder
21 guns - Green day
The funeral - band of horses  

Tony:
Bulletproof heart - my chemical romance
Dirty little secret - the all American rejects
Take care - Beach house
Don’t dream it’s over - crowded house
Ends of the earth - lord Huron
The scientist - coldplay
Lullaby - nickelback
Build a home - the cinematic orchestra
Mercury - sleeping at last
How to save a life - the fray
Rewind - Paolo Nutini
Fake your death - my chemical romance
Heroes - David Bowie

Skye:
Same mistake - James Blunt
Don’t like you anymore - the brobecks
Ghosts that we knew - Mumford and sons
Sleeping pills - the brobecks
I’m not okay - my chemical romance
Taken by sleep - Tyler joseph
Cut the cord - shinedown
Semiautomatic - twenty one pilots

Tyler:
Mr. Brightside - the killers
Bully - shinedown
Gives you hell - the all American rejects
I will follow you - Tolouse
Reject - shinedown
Teenagers - my chemical romance

Jeff:
Saturn - sleeping at last
If I die young - the band perry
Far too young to die - panic! at the disco
Losing your memory - ryan star
Far away - nickelback

Courtney:
Kissed a girl - katy perry
Secret love song - little mix
You’ve got to hide your love - Brian Epstein

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GUYS GUYS GUYSS!! NEW ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!

Life is like a hurricane here in… modern-day America. But in Duckburg, it’s a veritable storm of fun, adventure, and d-d-d-danger for fans awaiting Disney XD’s summer revival of DuckTales, the beloved ‘80s cartoon about Donald Duck’s nephews and their wild excursions with great-uncle Scrooge McDuck (voiced by Doctor Who’s David Tennant).Premiering in August, the series has been carefully crafted as a familiar reboot albeit with contemporary comedy updates to the Disney Afternoon original. “One of the things we always loved about the old show was that it was this family of adventurers, but the emphasis in every episode had always been on the adventure and plotline,” says co-producer Francisco Angones. “The basic conceit of growing our show was that this is a big blended family of adventurers, so it should feel like a combination of Indiana Jones and a blended Arrested Development-style family sitcom where every character has a different relationship to one another.”The revival sticks to its adventure-of-the-week DNA, but with a hint of season-long serialization — one big mystery of the first season involves a decade-old family secret about why Scrooge and Donald stopped spelunking together — as well as sharpened characterization for nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan). “Since everyone always says ‘Huey, Dewey, and Louie’ in that exact order, we decided to make that the birth order, and by defining that, we were able to assign traits that fit,” says executive producer Matt Youngberg. “So, Huey’s the oldest, a little more responsible, a little bit brainy. Dewey wants to stand out, and wants to break out of being labeled as just one of a set of three. And Louie is happy being the youngest child — he can slip under the radar.”Joining the pack (though decidedly not the Quack Pack), expect significantly more screen time for little Webby (Kate Micucci), Scrooge’s niece-by-affection, whom Youngberg says has “a stronger and more unique voice than she ever had before.” Angones adds, “We almost never say ‘the nephews’ or ‘the boys’ — she’s a crucial part of the adventuring team, and they really are this big, weird family. If Huey has Scrooge’s brains, Dewey has Scrooge’s guts, and Louie has Scrooge’s love of treasure, Webby has Scrooge’s heart.”The population of Duckburg doesn’t stop there. Not even close. In addition to previously announced treats like Beck Bennett’s Launchpad McQuack and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gizmoduck, the city is thriving with new and familiar characters — so let’s cannonball into some exclusives.

Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo)
Expect to see a lot more of this world-class walking temper tantrum in the new reboot, which bumps Donald Duck up to main cast status. “He’s been a single parent obsessively taking care of the boys, and he’s a little bit overprotective and doesn’t want to take a lot of risks, whereas so much of Scrooge’s success is based on the fact that he’s willing to take risks,” says Angones. “In our world, about 10 years ago, Scrooge and Donald used to go on these big, crazy, rip-roaring adventures, and then they stopped talking to each other, to the point where when we start our show, Huey, Dewey, and Louie don’t even know that the richest duck in the world and this legendary explorer is their great uncle.” By the end of the first episode, Donald reluctantly moves his whole family in with Scrooge, but maintains some degree of his own independence — by keeping his houseboat in the pool. 

Gladstone Gander (Paul F. Tompkins)
Few things can unite Scrooge and Donald like a shared nemesis, and we find that in Gladstone Gander, a dandy old character who always irked Donald and now gets under Scrooge’s feathers, too. Angones says, “The great thing about Gladstone is that since Donald is fundamentally unlucky, Gladstone is supernaturally lucky, and so Scrooge and Donald can both agree that they hate Gladstone because he does nothing and gets everything.” (Also worth hating: Gladstone’s father’s name is Goosetave. GOOSETAVE.)

Gyro Gearloose (Jim Rash)
You’ll notice Scrooge’s in-house mad scientist has gotten a fairly hipster makeover, but neither his wild inventions nor vocal exclamations (by Community’s Jim Rash) are any less manic. While his intern Fenton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) moonlights as local superhero Gizmoduck, presumable fan-favorite Gyro Gearloose keeps the spirit of DuckTales’ crazy super-science alive.

Goldie O’Gilt (Allison Janney)
Returning as Scrooge’s longtime paramour is Goldie O’Gilt, a fellow adventurer who has a curious relationship with old McDuck. “In our adaptation, Scrooge is more of an adventure junkie than a gold addict, so we kept saying, ‘Well, if Scrooge is like Batman, then Goldie should be like Catwoman,’” says Angones. “She’s equally adventurous, every bit Scrooge’s equal, and he hates and loves that. They have this amazingly contentious relationship that’s been going on ages and ages, spanning back to the Gold Rush days.” Plus, the producers say it was David Tennant who geeked out the most about Janney joining the cast: “He heard us play a line she had recorded and he said, ‘That’s C.J. Cregg!‘”Ma Beagle (Margo Martindale) and the Beagle Boys (Eric Bauza)
The perennially annoying villains are back in full force to block Scrooge’s adventures, with beloved character actress Margo Martindale on hand to voice the maniacal matriarch of the family of genuinely idiotic criminals. Big fans will note that they actually look like dogs this time. Relatively

Flintheart Glomgold (Keith Ferguson)
One of Scrooge’s wealthy equals in Duckburg is Scottish showman Flintheart Glomgold, whom Youngberg describes as “this kind of go-go ‘80s billionaire who made all his money from branding and getting his face on every storefront.” Angones says, “Glomgold is bigger, faster, and cheaper. An in-joke we had for him was that originally in the comics, he was South African, and then they made him Scottish in [the original] DuckTales, so we really leaned into that and decided that when Glomgold saw that Scrooge was a Scottish billionaire, he decided to be the cheap knock-off. More Scottish and even richer.

”Mark Beaks (Josh Brener)
The Silicon Valley actor adds fresh blood to the echelon of wealthy ducks that dominate the city. “We had a bunch of old money billionaires — Scrooge is the oldest money, this billionaire of the industrial revolution, and we have Glomgold — so we included somebody who’s representative of today’s billionaires, which is the tech industry billionaire,” says Youngberg. “Mark Beaks doesn’t care as much about money as he cares about status and being buzzworthy and how many followers he has.” Angones adds, “Josh Brener was so incredibly on all the time, selling and pitching. He’s a character who’s so broad and over the top, you love to be annoyed by him.

DuckTales premieres on Disney XD this August.


http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/08/ducktales-exclusive-characters-cast/

12th house and past lives

If you have no planets in the 12th house and are unsure of the house cusp, calculate the sign before your own ascending sign. For example, if you have Leo rising you have Cancer on the 12th house cusp. If you have Capricorn rising, you have Sagittarius on the 12th house cusp 

Sun in the 12th house/Leo on the 12th house cusp: The remnants of social importance from previous lifetimes activate through the spirit, there is a constant pressure to feel understood and gain acceptance, there is a spiritual purpose that in this lifetime is not recognised as they once were. In the past life the individual could have been a social representative, sovereignty, leader, artist, or public figure

Moon in the 12th house/Cancer on the 12th house cusp: The family dynamics and karma from ancestors is passed through to the individual such as past traumas, addictions, spiritual abuse. The individual made a lot of sacrifices, and the natural maternity can be astounding, they give form to the term ‘natural mother’, or 'natural father’. The individual may have been a devoted parent, crone, witch, nurse, or work with women in the community 


Mercury in the 12th house/Gemini or Virgo on the 12th house cusp: Thoughts from previous lifetimes make entrance so the individual can feel as though their mindset is trapped in another time. They can experience strange visuals or flashes with no origin. The individual may be a brilliant automatic writer or channeller because the memories of past life studies are so fresh. In past lives Gemini 12th house may have been a teacher, academic, messenger, writer. Virgo 12th house may have been a calligrapher, healer, pharmacist, nurse, witch. Virgo 12th house may carry on sicknesses from past lives that must be dealt with consciously 


Venus in the 12th house/Taurus or Libra on the 12th house cusp: The individual was a figure of beauty in previous lifetimes, likely revered for their artistry, femininity, and vision. There may have been abundant finances that are not so available in this lifetime, so the individual is used to a lavish life and may accumulate as though this is still so. Libra in the 12th inherits relationship dynamics and trauma from previous lifetimes, there is lingering heartbreak that needs to be healed


Mars in the 12th house/Aries on the 12th house cusp: The individual was forced to constantly fight for their life previously, so the survival dynamics can still subtly activate themselves, there can be unfounded fears about the world and inherited reactivity to danger. The spirit is used to danger, and it needs to be soothed in this lifetime. There may be troubles with men due to abuses in the past life 


Jupiter in the 12th house/Sagittarius on the 12th house cusp: The individual can access tremendous knowledge and wisdom through the portal of the higher mind because this was studied intently previously. The individual was likely a scholar, philosopher, or spiritualist. Because of the divine intimacy that was attained, the individual has inherited an intrinsic belief in the good powers of God and feels secretly protected. The abstract mind had been previously cultivated 


Saturn in the 12th house/Capricorn on the 12th house cusp: The guilt of the unfinished work in previous lifetimes is haunting, the individual feels they have inherited an intense responsibility that they are not ready for. Karmic family dynamics have been inherited that relate to the father, this relationship can be highly pressured or non existent 


Uranus in the 12th house/Aquarius on the 12th house cusp: Intuition and the ability to respond to this has been primed and cultivated in previous lifetimes meaning the individual is open to the flow of profound and developed intuitive wisdom that seems to come from nothing. There is natural spiritual knowledge that has not been consciously learned. In previous lifetimes the individual may have been a social outcast or reject, they may have been prosecuted for their progressive vision or knowledge. They may have been an astronomer, astrologer, occultist, scientist, academic, revolutionary 


Neptune in the 12th house/Pisces on the 12th house cusp: Dreams, visions, addictions, and sicknesses from past lives live through the individual they may be at hostage to previously cultivated psychic activity and psychological escapism. There is generous karma to relinquish, the individual may have been a mystic or mentally unwell. They have naturally adapted to the dreamlike state of reality 


Pluto in the 12th house/Scorpio on the 12th house cusp: This is a lifetime of constant, painful, and severe transformation in order to completely abolish and perish the demons that have been accumulated in previous lifetimes. The individual was a force of goodness and powerful societal change, in this lifetime they are offered the rectitude of focusing on themselves and reconciling the light and shadow

-C.



so literally dan and phil’s sims 4 series is

- an alcoholic mad scientist who’s pregnant with an alien baby

- his punky wife who plays with a toy triceratops and colors on placemats

- their artsy, outgoing son who is destined to be with the nerdy boy from across the street

- and the neighbors: a stalker mom, a sad tired dad, and their son (edit: who wouldn’t exist if alcoholic mad scientist dad hadn’t set fire to their house)

I went to go see Jurassic World again, this time with my family. And as I was driving my little brother back to his house, he expressed disappointment that the original cast (bar the scientist and the t-rex) didn’t make appearances. Then he said something that set me off in a Jurassic Wonderland of wasted possibility.

“What I want to know is why the two kids weren’t running the place. Why was some strange lady in charge of the park, instead of Lex? Why was some navy guy in charge of the raptors instead of Tim?”

And I just… can you imagine what the movie would have been if that had been the case instead?

Imagine that at some point, there wasn’t a choice. Hammond’s will allowed for the continuation of the park, or a creation of a new one, and InGen was going to do it with or without Lex and Tim, but the kids remembered what happened to them when they were little. They remembered, and they knew it would happen again. Of course it would. But they agree to it, they go back, because they figure that they can at least be there to handle the fallout. So they go back, they help design things, they fight for every precaution and for every reactionary defense. The park will never be safe, but they’re going to do everything in their power to ensure that if it’s happening anyway, they’ve got their hands in it to ensure the least damage and loss possible.

So Lex get put in charge of the park- the computer system isn’t just something she uses- she fucking designed it. She designed it and worked on programming it. She was the one who designed the tracking system they use with all the dinosaurs because she needs to be able to assure herself of where every single one of them is at any time, and she carries a tablet with her that does just that- taps into the network and shows dino locations. She fights the board on every new carnivore they want to create; It’s a bad idea, she tells them. Carnivores eat meat which in case you have not noticed, humans happen to coincidentally be made of meat. She also doesn’t just track the dinosaurs- there’s no way anyone will ever suffer through what she and Tim and Grant did. Every visitor to the island has a wristband that talks to the mainframe and gives their location at all times.

And Tim, head of the animal care and behavior department with his wife, Kelly (you know, Ian Malcolm’s daughter from the second movie). They don’t just know know anything about the dinosaurs; they know EVERYTHING about these dinosaurs. Tim has Hammond’s hearteyes wonder mentality partnered with Grant’s thirst for knowledge and fueled by his own curiosity and experiences. Kelly has her dad’s caution and her mom’s free spirit and drive for pushing boundaries. They are there for every birth, and have their hands in the raising and care of all the dinosaurs. Like Grant, Tim has a soft spot for the raptors, and they have a soft spot for him as well, after he raises them himself, imprints them on himself and Kelly at their island-side residence.

And we mustn’t forget Eric, the kid Grant and his team saved from one of the islands when he crashed on it parasailing. Eric survived down there on an island full of dinosaurs when pretty much no one else could have survived even a few days. He’s the one out in the field, in charge of containment and tactical defenses for when (not if, WHEN) things go wrong. Because they will. They’ve been waiting 10 years for it to go wrong. They’ll continue waiting, ready.

Imagine the look on all their faces when InGen admits that a dinosaur was created behind their backs, a hybrid of several species, because someone wanted to create more ‘wow’ for the park. Only what they created wasn’t what they meant to create. This new dino is smarter than anything they’ve ever made before. Bigger than the T-Rex. Stronger. It surprises everyone with it’s ability to mask its heat and change its skin color. It’s a mistake but ohhh what a mistake- the InGen folks have hearts in their eyes thinking about how they could apply these changes to raptors.

Imagine Lex’s utter outrage at being lied to, but now that the life has been created she can’t just take it. The animal didn’t ask to be born, but now that it has been, she ensures that it has what amounts to a bomb-proof enclosure in a remote section of the island. Heat sensors, sound sensors, tracking device, motion sensors- this thing has got the works in her pen. Lex forbids opening it as an attraction, this enclosure is for containment only. And the would-be social creature, deprived of social interaction with humans or its own kind or with anyone really, becomes the Indominus Rex we see in the actual movie; she does not understand boundaries or dominance or good behavior.

But the movie dynamics are now shifted. Instead of the park destroying itself from within, it is under attack from without. It isn’t because Lex was careless about security. There is no tension between Lex and Tim outside of normal brother/sister banter. Imagine that InGen wants those raptors badly enough to force a field test of them- imagine they purposefully release Indominus, thinking Tim’s raptor squad can beat it. Imagine the moment Lex asks him if the squad is ready for search and rescue, and he agrees they are.

Imagine Tim and Lex gearing up to go into the wilds of their park because there are people stranded at the far end. Imagine a movie where the wholesale destruction and terror are not because everyone is ill-equipped to handle the situation (because Lex and Tim? They’ve made fucking preparations for this shit, they have thought of everything for this kind of situation) but instead a story about how all of those preparations mean shit against this superdino. She outsmarts them like the Clever Girl she is, avoiding traps, clawing out her tracker, taking out their electricity, setting free the other dinosaurs. She talks to Tim’s raptor children, and they walk away with her- imagine how CRUSHED he is to see Blue just… leave him.

Imagine half the movie following two young girls, strangers, who got put together on the rolly ball ride. One is a mechanic’s daughter who can disassemble and reassemble whole cars if she wanted, who fiddles with the ride to let them free-roll anywhere they want. Imagine she does it because the other girl is a younger trans girl who has spent her whole life admiring Dr. Ellie Satler and wanting to be a paleobotanist just like her, but the ride doesn’t get close enough to the plants for her to see them well. Imagine that they escape Indominus by ducking under a plant that the botanist-in-training recognizes as basically a giant ancient fucking nettle plant and Indominus takes one faceplant into it before deciding WOW NOT WORTH IT BYE. And the two girls stick together until they meet up with Lex and Tim who are out trying to find the rolly ball inhabitants that went off road because they are the last two left, and Lex has been following their wristband signals.

Indominus finds the InGen beach camp and attacks with her new raptor compatriots. Lex and Tim, after seeing all the civilians (including the two young girls) safely to boats, split up to come to the rescue, Lex with Eric and Tim with Kelly. Tim and Kelly win back their raptor clan (let’s be real, they didn’t have to win them, they left to gather intel on the iRex) while Lex comes charging down the beach in the original Jeep the mechanic’s daughter fixed, road flares tied to the roll bars and madam Queen-of-All T-Rex chasing after her to start the final showdown.

No giant seamonster needed- T-Rex + Raptor Squad + InGen army + Lex and Tim and Kelly and Eric are enough to bring down Indominus. Barely, but they win. And T-Rex is there, but she’s had quite enough fighting against raptors after the first movie, and so she leaves, heading into the jungle to let the humans recover.

Lex fires everyone at InGen. They go get ice cream from the cafeteria and Tim eats an entire chocolate pie by himself. They call Grant the next day and say “You are possibly the only person who will believe the day we just had.”

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The "fake but accurate" climate change news delivered to Trump? It’s fake all the way down.
Trump immediately fell for one of the oldest, dumbest climate skeptic myths.
By David Roberts
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Isaac Newton vs. Las Vegas: How Physicists Used Science To Beat The Odds At Roulette

“By 1961, Thorp and Shannon had built and tested the world’s first wearable computer: it was merely the size of a cigarette pack and able to fit into the bottom of a specially-designed shoe. Toe switches would activate the computer once the wheel and ball were set into motion, collecting timing data for both. Once the computer calculated the most likely result, it would transmit that value as musical tones to a tiny speaker lodged in an earpiece. The wires were camouflaged as much as possible.”

Did you know the world’s first wearable computer was built all the way back in the 1960s, was worn on your feet… and was used to help gamblers cheat at roulette? Physicists and mathematicians work with probability and predicting the behavior of a given system a lot, and when you combine that with the science of simple motion (as on a roulette wheel), the possibility of ‘beating the odds’ suddenly becomes real. Security measures that seem commonplace today in casinos, such as roulette wheels with no observable defects, a ban on computers and ‘table talk,’ and the inability to place late bets, all came about because of how scientist/gamblers have successfully beaten the house in the past.

From the 1940s up to the modern day, come hear the story of how simple physics helped defeat the casinos, and how the saga, for a few people, is still ongoing today!

you know what i completely headcanon that supergirl and lilo and stitch exist in the same universe cobra bubbles used to be the director of the DEO before hank henshaw also i would just like to bring to your attention the idea of lilo and kara being old college roommates ‘nani i’m telling you my roommate’s an alien’ kara would get along so well with lilo because kara doesnt have all these preconceived notions about how earth should be and she’d be willing to hear out all of lilo’s ideas and theories because well stranger things have happened and just after kara meets stitch and they have arm wrestling contests and stitch can handle a lot more punishment than a human and while she still keeps herself in check like it’s not if i’m distracted i might kill you but more like oh no i gave you a bad bruise sorry stitch it’ll heal in a day kind of thing and on just nani and alex bonding about sisters who they’re supposed to take care of that keep getting into difficult situations goddammit sTAY SAFE DON’T DO THAT NO and jumba fangirling hwen he meets kara because jumba is a scientist of course he knows about the house of el and stitch giving kara the book about ugly duckling and saying he doesnt need it anymore, but maybe she does, if she wants it, he doesn’t need it any more but if she wants, maybe they can be her ohana

Founding the Antibiotic Era

The antibiotic era as we know it today started with syphilis. Yes, the face-ravaging, sanity-altering sexually transmitted infection. At the turn of the 19th century, syphilis was endemic and almost incurable. Caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidium, syphilis was usually treated with inorganic mercury salts. But mercury salts treatment had extremely severe and unpleasant side effects and did not usually work very well. Paul Erlich thought there might be a better way. His idea of a “magic bullet” that selectively targets only disease-causing microbes, and not the human housing those microbes, was based on scientists noticing that aniline and other synthetic dyes, which first were produced in the late 1800s, could stain some specific microbes but not others. Paul Ehrlich argued that special chemical compounds could be created which would “be able to exert their full action exclusively on the parasite harbored within the organism.“  This idea of Erlich’s led him to begin a large-scale and systematic screening program (as we would call it today) in 1904 to find a drug against syphilis.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Jaal x Sara Ryder

A 600 year nap and a 2.5 million light-year journey to find out the answer: are humans and angara genetically compatible?

Rated M for strong language, some sexuality and violence. Alien-human pregnancy fic.

Spoilers for Jaal’s romance and loyalty mission, and end of game.

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Wikipedia’s List of destroyed libraries

Like Alexandria gets all the press but there are so many that are so much more devastating and more complete and more ruinous to human history and art and science.

For instance:

  • The Burning of Al-Hakam II’s library in 976
    • The library of an openly gay Caliph that housed the work of hundreds of women scientists who have basically all been written off as scribes and secretaries. Al-Hakam II was a huge patron of the sciences, and ultimately that patronage is what got his library destroyed by a petulant young Almanzor.
  • Nalanda, sacked in 1193
    • Nalanda was  a Buddhist university in Northern India. Most of what historians know about it comes from the writings of traveling monks, who unanimously describe it as a sprawling, brilliant place of learning. Thousands of students studied there, and its library held hundreds of thousands of books. It was not in its hey day when burned, but none the less untold volumes of rare and unique work were lost.
  • Imperial Library of Constantinople (1204-1453)
    • The Imperial Library had a bad break. From the Fourth Crusade on anyone and everyone who sacked Constantinople took a shot at burning the library. It was highly selective in the works in kept, and as a result excluded a lot of works known of only in name. In effect all ancient Greek scholarship not translated and kept in the Middle East, Northern Africa or Iberia was lost.
  • The House of Wisdom (1258)
    • Fuck the Mongols. Engineering, Architecture, Smelting, History, Greek and Roman literature, Arabic Literature, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, all texts were destroyed. Nasir al-Din al-Tusi saved 400,000 manuscripts, and even then there were enough manuscripts left to turn the Tigris black with ink. The destruction of the House of Wisdom, and other libraries like it, saw a major decline in scholarship in the Abbasid Empire.
  • Maya codices of the Yucatán (1562)
    • We don’t even know what they said. Historians figure they probably recorded matters of history and faith, but we really don’t know. The Conquistadors didn’t ask. Bishop Diego de Landa wrote of burning the codices “We found a large number of books in these characters and, as they contained nothing in which were not to be seen as superstition and lies of the devil, we burned them all, which they regretted to an amazing degree, and which caused them much affliction.”

So next time someone says “Well the destruction of the library of Alexandria suppressed human knowledge so much” first ask them “Which time, cause it burnt like a sonofabitch” and then tell them many, many, worse ones.

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The Scientist’s Lair

A tiny little house for your scientist sims! Comes with a small lab and a telescope in the backyard (I suck with interior screenshots, I’m sorry ;-;).

  • §30,102
  • CC free
  • Used packs: Get to Work, Get Together, City Living, Outdoor Retreat, Dine Out, Vampires, Backyard
  • 20x15
  • 1 bedroom, 1bathroom

Origin ID: bravrbird

Careers & Astrology (Part 2)

Part one here || Artist version here

GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR ATHLETES
- Sun in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Virgo, or Scorpio
- Mercury in Aries, Capricorn, or Scorpio
- Mars in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, or Gemini
- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Scorpio Ascendant
- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, or Scorpio Midheaven
- 5th/6th/11th house cusp in Aries, Sagittarius, or Scorpio
- Mars in the first, fifth, or tenth house
- Sun in the first or fifth house
- Moon, Mercury, Ascendant, or Midheaven in aspect to Mars or Pluto
- Mars in positive aspect to Pluto
- Sun, Mars or Pluto dominance
- Mercury dominance (sometimes, if the chart supports it)
- Fire dominance
- First house stellium

GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR CHEFS / COOKS
- Sun in Taurus, Virgo, Libra (possibly Capricorn or Gemini as well)
- Moon in Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, or Pisces
- Mercury in Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Gemini, or Capricorn
- Venus in Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, or Gemini
- Jupiter in Cancer, Virgo, or Taurus
- Second, fifth, or sixth cusp in Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, or Libra
- Ascendant or Midheaven in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, or Libra
- Sun or Mercury in aspect to the moon, Jupiter, or Venus
- Moon, Venus, or possibly Jupiter in the first, second, or tenth house
- Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Pisces, or Virgo dominance (mainly the first three)
- Moon or Venus dominance (possibly Jupiter as well)
- Second (or sometimes sixth) house stellium

GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR DOCTORS
- Sun in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and possibly Gemini or Taurus
- Moon in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or Gemini
- Mercury in Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, or Capricorn
- Mars in Virgo or Capricorn
- Jupiter in Cancer, Virgo, or Aquarius
- Ascendant or Midheaven in Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, or Taurus
- Prominent Virgo energy overall (could be Virgo itself, could be a combination of earth & Mercury dominance, could be a number of things as long as the result is a careful nature & aptitude for care-taking/healing/repairing)
- Saturn or Mercury in aspect to the moon or sun
- Saturn, moon, or Mercury in aspect to the Ascendant or Midheaven
- Saturn, Mercury, moon, or Mars in the sixth house
- Virgo/Cancer/Capricorn/Pisces dominance (mainly the first two)
- Mercury and/or Saturn dominance
- Sixth house stellium
(Also see the placements I wrote down for scientists in the first installment of this post series, linked above!)

GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
- Sun in Aries, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or Scorpio
- Moon in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, or Scorpio
- Mercury in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Gemini
- Mars in Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, or Libra
- Jupiter in Capricorn, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Cancer, or Libra
- Saturn in Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, or possibly Scorpio
- ASC/MC in Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Virgo, or Libra
- Sun, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn in the first, tenth, or eleventh house
- Pluto in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn
- Mars in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn
- Saturn in positive aspect to Sun, Moon, or Jupiter
- Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Libra dominance
- Sun, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn dominance
- Eleventh house dominance/stellium

GOOD PLACEMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS
- Sun in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra
- Moon in Virgo or Gemini
- Mercury in Virgo, Gemini, or Capricorn
- Venus in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra
- ASC/MC in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra
- Second or eleventh house in Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus, or Libra
- Mercury or Venus in the first, second, tenth, or eleventh house
- Mercury/Venus in positive aspect to Sun/Moon/ASC/MC/Jupiter/Saturn
- Saturn in positive aspect to Sun/Moon/ASC/MC
- Virgo, Gemini, or Capricorn dominance/stellium
- Second or eleventh house stellium/dominance

Have suggestions for careers you would like to be included in the next Careers & Astrology posts? Let me know!

Guys first night alone with the new baby?

Sure thing, hope you enjoy!

Korekiyo Shinguuji

  • when you leave for the night, you don’t know what you’re expecting.
  • the second you’re out the door he’s immediately stressed and has no idea what to do.
  • he has NO idea how to entertain babies, so he takes to just keeping it as safe as possible.
  • that is, until the baby gets a hold of his hair.
  • ninety percent of the night is spent attempting to untangle the baby, who actually seems to be enjoying this and is laughing hysterically.
  • he is much less amused, but at least the baby is happy??? ?
  • when you get home, Shinguuji is bent over a high chair with a hair-drowned baby in the seat.
  • you should probably untangle them…something tells you the baby won’t be able to sleep with Shinguuji looming eerily over their tiny sleeping form.
  • but the look on his face is priceless.

Rantarou Amami

  • he promises you that everything is going to be just fine! he wishes you a good night and escorts you out the door, promising all the way that he won’t take his eyes off the baby, even for a second!
  • the moment you’re out the door and down the street, he notices something.
  • the baby is gone.
  • he immediately panics, fully forgetting where he’s put it, going absolutely mad trying to find it. 
  • it has to be here somewhere.
  • by the time you get home, he’s absolutely terrified, he can’t find the baby anywhere, he knows you’re going to freak.
  • he opens the door for you.
  • “You still haven’t put her to bed?! Look at her, she’s out cold!”
  • Amami looks down.
  • at the baby.
  • strapped to his chest in a front carrier.
  • ……………………….
  • right. that’s where she was.

Ouma Kokichi

  • you already do not trust him with the baby even slightly.
  • it takes a LOT of convincing for you to believe that you can leave him home alone with the baby.
  • finally, you’re out the door, albeit nervous.
  • where Korekiyo lacks, Ouma excels.
  • the baby loves him.
  • he can pull a million funny faces, he knows how to make the baby laugh, making people laugh is his specialty!
  • the baby can barely get a breath in with how hard it’s laughing, so he decides to take a break and actually care for it, though he keeps it smiling throughout. 
  • he gives it a little more dessert than intended, but that doesn’t matter so much.
  • fun dad!
  • he has a little too much fun, because the baby wears out quickly and so does he.
  • when you arrive home and nobody’s there to greet you at the door, the first thing you do is panic and run upstairs.
  • what you do expect to see is some kind of disaster.
  • what you don’t expect to see is Ouma in the crib, arm and legs hanging limply outside the walls of the crib, free arm draped across the baby sleeping on his chest.
  • you’re amazed that the baby can sleep over his snoring.
  • you decide not to wake them.

Shuuichi Saihara

  • he practically begs you not to leave him alone with the baby.
  • he has NO IDEA what he’s doing!
  • he’s never taken care of a baby on his own before! this is stressful!
  • but you’ve laid out every diet, every emergency number, every spare outfit he could possibly need, and you trust him.
  • as soon as you’re gone, he’s nervous.
  • he doesn’t know how to keep the baby happy.
  • he doesn’t know how to keep the baby safe.
  • he does his best, but anybody could tell the baby was sad, and anybody could tell what that meant.
  • the second the baby starts crying, Saihara SNAPS.
  • he’s coddling it, cooing over it, finding any way he can to get it to stop, but it just doesn’t.
  • it’s been crying for HOURS.
  • he doesn’t know what else to do, so here he is, sprawled out on the floor, the baby crying on his stomach.
  • he is staring at the ceiling.
  • saihara is a broken man.
  • next time, you guys just hire a babysitter.

Kaito Momota

  • one night, that’s all you asked.
  • one night for a business trip, you’d be back in the morning.
  • you were hesitant at first, but he promised you he could handle this, so you decided to trust him.
  • that was your first mistake.
  • when you got home, you had no idea what you were looking at.
  • ambulances, reporters, police, and…scientists?
  • your house was swarmed.
  • and in the middle of it, Kaito, looking dead at you, his face showing his emotions perfectly. 
  • the emotions of “S/O is going to murder me in cold blood for this.”
  • you only have to listen to the crowd for a fleeting moment, and then you’re livid.
  • “How does it feel to know your child is the first baby astronaut?!”
  • “How did you make a rocket with just a blender and some car parts?!”
  • “How do you intend to get the child down?!”
  • “Is the rocket sustainable?!”
  • you’re boiling with rage as you storm through the crowd, and then, there’s panic.
  • you look up into the sky just in time to witness an explosion.
  • oh god.
  • oh god.
  • the crowd is panicked, it had to have been the rocket, it was definitely the rocket, the rocket Kaito had thought it a good idea to put your child in.
  • Kaito watches, his mouth hanging open.
  • something is falling.
  • the crowd is dead silent as the baby drops into Kaito’s arms, perfectly unscathed, fast asleep.
  • “Well! That’s that then! Safe and sound.”
  • he says it so casually.
  • what the fuck is your life.
  • you two are gonna have a LONG talk about blasting the baby into space without consulting each other.

Kiibo

  • although he’s EXTREMELY nervous, he promises he can handle this.
  • he’s extensively read every online manual for babysitting and childcare!
  • so when you leave, you trust that the baby is in good hands.
  • and actually, everything goes according to plan!
  • he takes perfect care of your new baby and keeps them moderately happy all night.
  • food is perfect, playtime is perfect, bedtime is perfect.
  • no struggle!
  • good job Kiibo!

Gonta Gokuhara

  • he’s admittedly worried about a couple of things.
  • what if the baby finds a bug of his and gets scared?
  • you promise him the baby is too young to wander off on their own.
  • what if he’s too scary for the baby?
  • you point out that the baby’s never had a problem with Gonta.
  • what if he’s too strong and accidentally hurts the baby?
  • you assure him he’s been nothing but gentle with the baby, through and through.
  • finally, he agrees to watch the baby for the night. 
  • he’s not too bad at keeping the baby entertained, they like him a lot!
  • but he runs into some trouble making sure to do things on time.
  • late for dinner, late for bed, late for pretty much everything.
  • but really, other than that, there’s not a problem to be had!
  • good job Gonta!

Ryouma Hoshi

  • you really just need a night to relax, a night to go out and enjoy yourself.
  • you tell him that, and right away you can feel that you may not get it.
  • and then he outright refuses to watch the baby.
  • he doesn’t trust himself, not for a second.
  • you plead, and as much as he wants to please you, he just can’t.
  • he doesn’t trust himself.
  • he doesn’t trust his temper.
  • …he’s afraid.
  • you hire a babysitter for that night instead.