fantastic beasts but like,,,,,,,, without the plot,,,,,,,,,,,,,, just two hours of my boy newt taking care of all the creatures in his suitcase- and maybe a sideplot about picket’s struggle to fit in with the rest of the bowtruckle,,,, no johnny depp no deeper plot no awkward romantic pairings just good old newt scamander and his magical creatures

cuzicu  asked:

If youre ever bored enough feel free to teach me more about the northern lights, i only know the basics of how the solar radiation excites electrons in the atoms in the atmosphere and the energy difference determines the colour etc but if you know the Facts im down anytime💜

We’ve made this baby with the friend who worked with me on the subject (okay, we got someone to make it look like an actual magazine because we’re both absolutely unable to do that), but you’ve basically summed it up pretty well, aha!

(the title is a play on words between Connaissance (knowledge) and science because we’re nerds, and then it says : Aurora Polar, the phenomenon explained. Because what’s originality? we don’t know that)

The solar wind (with the solar particles) can enter the Earth because of the shape of the magnetic field! It’s pretty weird to explain but I could show you a schema if you want, but basically all the particles are redirected to the North and the South Poles, which is why a enormous majority of the aurora is seen in these zones (though it’s been seen elsewhere as well, just. not a lot. and under particular conditions)

The colours are also determined by quite a lot of factors (aaaand this is where we completely failed our calculations because we forgot one), but mostly, as you said, it’s the energy difference that determines the colour. But for that, you have to study the energy levels of the correct atoms (which we didn’t do rip, we were focusing on molecular oxygen instead of dioxygen because we’re two idiots) and calculate the velocity of the solar wind that would cause that energy difference, and then you’d see which atoms would see a change in their energy levels and voilà, colours happen. It depends on the altitude as well, since this is was determines the concentration of atoms in the atmosphere! Each colour has a very particular set of conditions for it to happen.


You guys all made an abomination very happy :P

I got (and I am still getting!) lots of wonderful, funny, and sweet messages about having Fatal on your devices. He’s quite tickled and doesn’t really know what to do with himself. He’s just so flattered.

Fatal also promises to behave and to not do bad things to your mobile device, kindles, or desktops :)


SUPER EXCITED for Ghost Racers tomorrow! I was supposed to work on a really big piece, but I also felt like revisiting my patterns. 

Under a cut because this is sort of grumpy and overly pedantic and I’m sorry.

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Screenshots from YOU DON’T NEED LEGS! | Ben and Ed #1! :D

This game was so cool! It’s so clever and looks so much fun to play and the music was very nice too. :D If Jack plays more of this game I’ll be very excited because I had a lot of fun with this video. :)