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4 Years Promise

Anon said:

“Hi! I read a ton of your works and got into a place where I am now legally accepted as a piece of Jungkook trash (I should sue you for this, nah I’m just kiddin. Why would I sue such a little ball of sunshine like you? =>) Anyway, can I request a Jungkook scenario where reader is like jungkook’s childhood best friend and he promised come back to her after he reaches his dreams of becoming a part of BTS?? idrk, the scenario has been eating me up in my bio class.”

JKAHKDJ SUE IT MATEEEEEE. And yes, of course!!! This is the last request I’m taking before I close it for a while (probs a few months). I really hope you can understand, because I’m in my last year of high school and I’m hoping for a very high score in my report card.  I’ll be very slow, I’m so sorry. <3 1.5k Words

Pairing: Jeon Jungkook x reader

Genre: fluff

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Fic: Operation Secret Santa

Summary: Kurt can’t stop staring at the cute guy who comes by the coffee station near his desk every morning, but can never muster up the courage to say hello. Until the assignment for their office Secret Santa is revealed and his reads ‘Blaine Anderson’.

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“That’s just a figure of speech, right?” Kurt asked Mercedes, as the bartender passed them their drinks.  The Christmas bar was busy busy busy, with everyone trying to get their fill of delicious cocktails and holiday spirit after another long day at work.  

“Do you want a punch on your Sexy Santa cards?” the bartender asked.  

Kurt and Mercedes both whipped out their cards, with Mercedes getting a third punch and Kurt’s a tenth which completed the card.  He signed his name to the back and grinned as the bartender dropped the completed and signed card into the giant stocking behind the bar.

“I feel like I’m at a disadvantage, considering that it’s irresponsible to get completed plastered after work on a Tuesday,” Mercedes grumbled.

Kurt shrugged innocently.  “I think it’s the best thing they’ve done this year,” he said.  “And yes, it does encourage people to order maybe an extra cocktail or two, but they’re cute and winky and it’s all in good fun.”

“You just want to win the Christmas Eve lap dance from Sexy Santa,” Mercedes said.

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-Andrea & Alex

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an 'all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was 'don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

when people say shit like “if you’re at an antifacist event, don’t talk to reporters” they mean you. you aren’t an exception to that. you can be the smartest, most articulate person on the planet and right wing news stations can still edit shit to make you look like a dipshit.

when people say to not take selfies or leave your face uncovered at antifacist events they mean you. when people say not to get into public debates with nazis (because it just gives them a platform and a persecution complex) they mean you. the way to actually, effectively combat fascism is by organizing en masse - you can’t be a hero or get famous as a black bloc activist and you shouldn’t be trying to.

your fifteen minutes of fame on local news isnt worth potentially giving your political opponents soundbites of “crazy sjws” to pass around on reddit and recruit more scumbags with. it’s not worth risking the safety of other people to take photos at events that might get other, more vulnerable people identified. it’s not worth it to get into pointless arguements with fascists in atmospheres where you’re just giving them an excuse to spout their bullshit and a soapbox to do it on. if you think feeling like a hero is more important than the actual, physical safety of the people you’re supposedly trying to protect, you’re just a narcissist who happens to have left wing politics.

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“do you still hate me? my brother got all of our parents’ attention and love…

he was superior! but god’s fair. and you couldn’t inherit that from him because… he was being punished for his sins… you’re the product of that. serves them right.

yeah… serves them right…”  

Something I can’t get off my mind

This has been on my mind for days, now, and I can’t shake it. Am I the only one noticing this?


We are all hyper aware of the net neutrality fight that is currently happening and what it would mean. The internet would be walled off by major companies who can then control what we are allowed to read and watch. This is horrifying, but things are in worse shape than that, though.


It was either today or yesterday, the magazine Time was purchased by a conservative group and the sale was financially backed by the Koch brothers. Time is not alone in this. National Geographic was bought by Rupert Murdoch a year or two back, as well. Local news papers are being snatched up left and right by conservative groups. Local news stations are all ending up owned by the ultra right-wing group Sinclair Media (which just got approval to buy even more than the 75% they already had). The extreme right, who is known in the past 20 years for propaganda, bigotry, and general misinformation, is seizing control of every facet of old media. They’re able to do so because progressive sources have consolidated online, rightly so as it’s the logical progression. But now, with the extreme right in office, they’ve decided to stop playing fair and turn off parts of the internet.


It doesn’t take a leap of logic to see that it highly likely these massive telecoms would like to ban any and all sources of left leaning or even centrist news that would criticize their practices. By doing so, the only media the public would have left is the old media, which is now controlled almost exclusively by the far right.


We are potentially about to be hit from two sides at once, here. Unless we can stop this battle to end the internet as we know it, we are in a lot of trouble.

im so exhausted that someone’s gonna need to use the Necronomicon to get me up tomorrow
The California Wildfires from Above

As massive wildfires continue to rage in southern California, our satellites, people in space and aircraft are keeping an eye on the blazes from above. 

This data and imagery not only gives us a better view of the activity, but also helps first responders plan their course of action. 

A prolonged spell of dry weather primed the area for major fires. The largest of the blazes – the fast-moving Thomas fire in Ventura County – charred more than 65,000 acres.

Powerful Santa Ana winds fanned the flames and forecasters with the LA office of the National Weather Service warned that the region is in the midst of its strongest and longest Santa Ana wind event of the year. 

These winds are hot, dry and ferocious. They can whip a small brush fire into a raging inferno in just hours.

Our Aqua satellite captured the above natural-color image on Dec. 5. Actively burning areas are outlined in red. Each hot spot is an area where the thermal detectors on the satellite recognized temperatures higher than the background.

On the same day, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite captured the data for the above false-color image of the burn scar. This image uses observations of visible, shortwave infrared and near infrared light.

From the vantage point of space, our satellites and astronauts are able to see a more comprehensive view of the activity happening on the ground. 

The crew living and working 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station passed over the fires on Dec. 6. The above view was taken by astronaut Randy Bresnik as the station passed over southern California.

During an engineering flight test of our Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from our ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft shows smoke plumes. From this vantage point at roughly 65,000 feet, the Thomas Fire was seen as it burned on Dec. 5.

Our satellites can even gather data and imagery of these wildfires at night. The above image on the right shows a nighttime view of the fires on Dec. 5. 

For comparison, the image on the left shows what this region looked like the day before. Both images were taken by the Suomi NPP satellite, which saw the fires by using a special “day-night band” to detect light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses light intensification to detect dim signals.

Having the capability to see natural disasters, like these wildfires in southern California, provides first responders with valuable information that helps guide their action in the field.

For more wildfire updates, visit: nasa.gov/fires.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com.   

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Early morning walks around Paris with @tamingthetides

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U S E L E S S, it’s what he meant.

Earth’s rotation and Space shuttle launches

Last week we were talking about wind patterns and how they affect flight time. But it is also worth mentioning that Space shuttles are launched almost at all times from West to East to take advantage of the earth’s rotation


How does earth’s rotation affect shuttles ?

Earth is a spherical body rotating with some angular velocity. And as a result of this, the equator is rotating at a higher velocity than the poles. By launching a space shuttle from the equator you are getting a ‘speed boost’.  

This means that if a shuttle is launched from the pole, it has to accelerate from 0 to 17000mph to reach orbital velocity.

But if a shuttle is launched from the equator, it only needs to accelerate from 1025 to 17000mph. (that 1025mph initial velocity is given by the earth free of charge)

This saves valuable amount of fuel required for propulsion


Polar Orbits

Not all rockets are launched from the west to east and the direction is determined by the purpose of its payload.

The satellites that are used for mapping for instance follow a Polar Orbit i.e they move from north to south or vice versa and therefore during launch they cannot take advantage of the earth’s rotation.


Florida or California

Another characteristic of launching satellites is that the launching stations are generally located near the coast just in case of failure of the launch, the satellite falls in an uninhabited area.

NASA primarily uses Kennedy Space Center, Florida for east-west launches and Vandenberg Base California for polar orbits for the very same reason. ***

Rocket science is just truly breathtaking.



* How fast are YOU spinning on Earth’s axis right now?

** Also check out about Retrograde motion

*** This statement holds true for most launches.