its such a pretty planet!

You know what’s kind of exciting? Since gemstones are pretty much just elements and minerals compressed by gravity and and heat (and gravity and heat and those same elements exist pretty much throughout the known universe) it’s very likely that alien races, no matter how different their biology is from us, are going to encounter more or less the same gems and gemstones we have. So a planet of beings we could scarcely comprehend and that could scarcely comprehend us could watch a marriage proposal and still understand that a grand gesture of emotion is being made because, wouldn’t ya know, they exchange those same hyper compressed nuggets of carbon to express their affection too? What a wacky coincidence!

And then maybe there’s life in other places where the composition of their planet is vastly different and almost exclusively corundum and they have enormous mountains of emerald and sapphire and its their favorite building material because its so common and pretty and then they come to our planet and they’re like look! look at what those humans are wearing! and its emeralds and sapphires and they realize how highly we value and adore the basic building blocks of their home planet and their entire species just swells up with pride because those little squishy pink and brown aliens think their world is just as beautiful as they do.

And we all achieve a greater understanding and appreciation for each other because no matter how differently we may function or behave we all have a special appreciation for these colorful little lumps of pressure and heat that goes beyond our vastly different biology.

Diamonds are a sentient beings best friend!

quetzalrofl  asked:

What if we haven't seen White Diamond yet because she IS Homeworld?

Okay you’re probably joking around about this but listen. I’ve been over here with thoughts of like “what if Homeworld’s planet or planets is like a single massive geode” and then there’s the fact that planets are arguably life-givers to the Gems as they literally need to incubate inside of a planet and the series does put a lot of thought into reproduction/birth and how that works- for Gems, the crust of whatever planet they’re in basically functions as a “womb” to contain them.

And then with all this, the idea of maybe there are living planets? I mean- the Gems are living rocks full of light. What are planets but really big rocks full of light and heat?

I don’t think White is a planet because she’s given a humanoid form, but it is noteworthy that she’s depicted holding that one big sphere different from all of the other colonies the Diamonds are depicted holding.

…Shoot, I’ve had a theory for a while that there technically is a dimorphism in the Gems, but a bit more like a beehive where all of the Gems that we’ve seen, including the Diamonds, are non-reproducing “workers” and somewhere there’s one or several reproducing “queens” that probably have a very different physiology.

After all, the Diamonds are “matriarchs” and Gems able to produce subordinates, at least corrupted ones, are referred to as “mothers” (Centi was the “Mother Centipeetle”) and this would seem to suggest Gems have a concept of life as coming from another entity.

So… combining these ideas: Homeworld might not be a location as much as a character. If I’m right in my theory that Homeworld is four planets, each with an assigned Diamond, it might well be that the planets of Homeworld are the reproducing “queens” of the Gems- and the parasitism of other planets might have arisen because something happened to sicken or injure those queens, to the point that they’re able to produce the Gem “seeds”, but unable to carry their own children ‘to term’ and thus the Gems have begun seeking surrogates from other planets- which might be able to keep up for a while but ultimately wither and die because they’re not up to the task either.

This would fit nicely with Crewniverse trying to make everything they can into a character so that the worldbuilding is primarily character-driven. If it’s true, it also might give Steven a pretty clear path forwards for how to save the Gems and protect Earth at the same time, if he can figure out what happened to Homeworld and find some way to heal the ailing “queen” Gems. 

…After all, rather a big deal is made of Steven’s power to heal, isn’t it? 

(It’d also put some very interesting context on all the characters we’ve seen that miss Homeworld terribly in some magnitude, and the whole Gem philosophy of acting in service to a larger whole)

So……..

Holy shit, Quetz.

Traveling in disguise, when Qui-Gon makes up spur of the moment cover identities for Obi-Wan and Satine, such as “my son and his wife”… maybe he should warn them first.

(for the prompt “family”)

Fake Chats #192
  • Taehyung: did you ever just want to be out in space?
  • Namjoon: like, as an astronaut?
  • Taehyung: no, like, just out there, floating, and seeing the stars and the planets and maybe meeting an alien.
  • Namjoon: I probably had a dream about it at one point.
  • Taehyung: a daydream or a night dream?
  • Namjoon: a daydream.
  • Taehyung: I have night dreams about it.
  • Namjoon: sounds like it would be a little scary.
  • Taehyung: no, it's pretty relaxing. Until that one time I saw a planet with Jin-hyung's face on it. That was scary.
  • Namjoon: I believe it.
  • Seokjin: are you saying my face is scary?
  • Taehyung: when it's on the side of a planet, yeah.
  • Namjoon: not in real life. You're very handsome, hyung.
  • Seokjin: so you're saying I'm not scary?
  • Taehyung: I mean, you can be intimidating, if you want to.
  • Namjoon: yeah, you have the ability. You can totally scare people.
  • Seokjin: so you're saying I scare people?
  • Vmon:
  • Seokjin:
  • Jungkook: I love when this happens.
  • Jimin: stop hogging the popcorn.

Starchild!! I lov her for some reason idk?? I made her up for a challenge on G+ and ?? shes cute !!??

macaronimadi  asked:

How do you identify an emphasis of a sign or house in the natal chart?

if it is in its ruling planet or planet of exalt, or home house 
like for example, venus in libra in the 7th house. venus is the ruler of libra and the 7th house rules libra. so the energies here are so fluid and pronounced

same like if neptune is in pisces or jupiter is in the 9th house, mars is in the 1st house or saturn is in aquarius. they are free and at home. if a planet makes a lot of aspects, its pretty emphasised, because it touches just about all the energies ,its influence can be felt and expressed broadly. esp, if these are made to sun, moon, and saturn. also by elevation. the planet sitting in the highest chart position across the north where the MC is. also by the temperament of the chart, like if there is a bucket chart and the moon is the handle, then the moon is highly emphasised. 

-C.

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Dark Matter - Sometimes in Life You Don’t Get to Choose

🌟 space facts !! 🌟
  • 1. Venus spins backward, and we don't know why
  • 2. Saturn is not the only planet with rings, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and the Earth have them too.
  • 4. The Earth's rings are made of cosmic waste.
  • 5. Nitrogen is a part of the composition of the stars, and of our dna.
  • 6. Most of the stars we admire at night are actually dead.
  • 7.The space probe Voyager 1 was send into space in 1977 with a special message for our neighbors of outer space. It was a disc that features pictures, sounds of the earth such as whale, a baby crying and greetings in 55 languages.
  • 8. Venus is the brightest planet of our system, she is often mixed up with a star.
  • 9. It's pretty easy to observe some planets such as mars, venus, jupiter, Saturn at night. It only require a clear night some patience + an app such as skywiew (free on appstore !) can be useful too.
  • 10. If we were on the center of a black hole time would speed up so fast we would live the end of the universe.
  • 11. Shooting stars don't exists, they are actually meteors showers.
  • 12. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and the Earth 1.
  • 13. Kepler 22 is an exoplanet also called super-earth that could (potentially) be habitable
  • 14. It rains diamonds on Jupiter + Uranus
  • 15. The moon moves 4cm further each year.
  • 16. There used to be water on Mars, because her and the Earth had a similar beginning.
  • 17. There's trace of organic life on Titan (one of saturn's moon).
  • 18. Voyager 1 (launched in 1977) is closed to leave our solar system.
  • 19. There's a vast ocean underneath the ice of Europa (one of Jupiter's moon).
  • 20. Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, in 2015 the probe new horizon approached pluto with the ashes of Tombaugh inside.
  • 21. Pluto is smaller than the earth's moon.
  • 22. Saturn could float into water.
  • 23. Our cosmic adress is : planet earth, the earth-moon system, the solar system, the milky way galaxy, the local group, the virgo supercluster.
When on Pretty Planets

Okay, so whoops. This was just a big giant accidental mistake on Lance’s part. Whoopsy fucking daisy. Lance probably should’ve stopped, or maybe even taken the time to realize who the hell he was talking to, but he didn’t.

Lance has never really been one to finish what he’s started. He leaves unfinished food lying around, only colors half the page, and often finds himself bored with an activity once he’s involved. Although, the thing Lance can never seem to stop doing, is run his mouth. It’s not his fault, it’s really not. But once the vocabulary begins, the word vomit just keeps coming.
So yeah, when Lance walked up to the beautiful girl with shiny skin, bright eyes, long black hair, and a nice ass, he really wasn’t expecting Keith to turn around.

They’d all been dressed up for this mission. Allura had given them all a huge, fabulous fucking makeover. Apparently they were trying to make a good impression on this planet, which happened to be absolutely thriving with pretty aliens. And god Lance had been so down for that. Lance himself was feeling pretty damn fine. His hair was messy but in a good way, and he had on some kind of alien makeup that made his face glow and his eyelids dark. The shirt was loose and cropped. The white, flowy material cuffed at his wrists and half way down his ribs. He felt like a cloud, but a hot cloud. It was paired with high waisted blue (jean? legging? weird alien material that made his ass 10/10?) booty shorts. He’d been ecstatic when he walked out and saw Pidge in a knee length, green sundress. She was honestly the cutest fucking person. And he’d gone on and on about Hunk’s amazing sunflower crown. He honestly couldn’t wait to see Shiro and Allura. He guessed they looked gorgeous and he bet if he stood next to them, his bisexual radar would go off the fucking charts. He pouted unabashedly when he’d been told they’d gone ahead to scout, and that Keith wasn’t too far behind. But he just went with the flow of things, landing on the alien planet with plans already being planned out.

When he’d seen the bright red sweater crop top thrown over tight, faux leather (or he’d thought so, but alien planet and all) black leggings, completed with adorable white high tops, he’d let his eyes take her all in. He took in the sleek, shiny shoulder length black hair, and the way the pale skin was reflecting the bright lights of what Lance assumed was an alien club. The way her violet eyes shone as she flashed him a smug smirk that made his stomach flutter.
Lance had taken the grin as an invitation, and waltzed over to the alien babe leaning against the bar with slick words already finding their way through his teeth.
“So do you…” his words trailed quietly as soon as all the features of the face he was looking at sunk in. But he’d started talking, and he knew wasn’t going to stop. He guessed he didn’t realize it was Keith because of how soft he looked, all the sharp edges somehow dulled by Allura’s charms. Keith was looking at him as if he was expecting something, and raised an eyebrow at him, signaling for him to continue. “Do you come here often?” he finished lamely.
Keith burst into a fit of laughter. He threw his head back and just laughed. Lance giggled a bit as well, considering their situation.
Keith leaned toward Lance and rested his chin on his hands.
“No I, I can’t say that I do,” Keith’s words sounded softer, too. Was Keith indulging him?
Lance must’ve looked as lost as he felt because Keith’s eyebrows furrowed and he scooted away from him before downing a glowing, blue shot of something strange.
“You should know, dumbass.” Keith’s voice even less Keith-y than before. He eyed Lance’s expression before waving him off. “Whatever, I’m a little tipsy.”
Lance realized that must explain the flirty smile from earlier. When he couldn’t think of a response, he did what he did best when it comes to Keith: he created a competition.
The ‘I bet I can drink more than you.’ slipped out of his mouth before he even  considered what kind of consequences they could face from drinking weird, alien, alcoholic beverages.
He could hear the gears churning in Keith’s head. “Okay, but you have to catch up with me; I’ve already had three of these shots.”

And so here they were, dancing wildly to some upbeat alien song. Lance’s mouth just kept moving, and he was less conscious of it now than he’d been 7 drinks ago. Neither of them knew what he was even blabbing about. Every conversation ended with a “I’m just like, yeah, yanno?” and Keith nodding despite either of them knowing anything.

They must’ve been in there for longer than they thought, because Shiro walked in to take them back on the ship. He paused before approaching them, and Lance realized how close him and Keith were. They were basically grinding, and Keith was chugging something orange. Lance had stopped drinking a while ago, afraid he would puke. Keith must be fucking wasted.
“You guys ready to head out of here?” Shiro yelled over the blaring music.
“Never!” Keith shouted and took another shot off a tray that happened to be floating by.
Shiro glared at him, then switched his gaze over to Lance, who’s immediate response was to blink blearily while explaining that he thought Keith was an alien.
Shiro probably didn’t understand a single word of the slurred gibberish exiting his lips, but he couldn’t stop.

When they did make it back to the castle, they stumbled through the doors chanting that dumb alien song that had been playing when they’d left. Pidge hurried to their room, grumbling about how tired they were of Lance’s shit. Hunk attempted to tell them goodnight before giving up and leaving them to wander in the halls alone. Shiro, Allura, and Coran had remained behind to confirm everything and tie up any loose ends with the leaders of the pretty planet.

Lance was on Keith’s back yelling things like “Tally-ho!” and “Onward!” and pointing in the general direction of his room every time he yelled, but it was taking them twice as long to reach the destination than it usually takes Lance. When Lance got bored of pointing, he started pulling the flimsy red sweater off of Keith’s shoulder and left sloppy kisses on the exposed skin. Keith laughed a little when Lance licked a certain spot on his neck because of the way his breath and tongue tickled him.

“I’m really drunk,” Lance said against Keith’s shoulder.
“I’m drunker,” Keith replied.

When they finally reached Lance’s room, Lance jumped off Keith’s back and stumbled on the floor to catch himself, arms flailing. He didn’t really remember how to open the door, but his fingers seemed to move by muscle memory as they repeated the sequence to allow their entrance. Lance entered first, plopping on his bed before removing everything except his boxers. Keith did the same before throwing himself on top of Lance. They were already half asleep with Keith asked, “Do you come here often?”
They both erupted into a burst of drunken cackling before Lance replied, “S’m'room, dumbass.”

When they woke up, neither said anything. They were both sporting well sized hangovers, and their current position under Lance’s covers wasn’t helping the state of their heads.
“Want to stay here and sleep all day?” Lance asked when he could finally open his eyes, voice sounding croaky.
“Sounds like a goddamn plan,” Keith replied and buried his face farther into Lance’s neck.

“You’re really pretty,” Lance blurted after a near hour of silently staring at Keith, thinking he might still be a little drunk.
Keith planted a kiss on his jawline. “Go the fuck back to sleep, Lance.”

Magnifigal reviews a movie: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

This was one of the few summer-blockbuster movies I was actually hyping the most for.

Yup. That’s right. Not Guardians of the Galaxy, not Wonderwoman, not Spiderman- to be fair, I’ve grown tired of the fact that we’re getting yet another Spiderman movie- but Valerian… allow me to elaborate:

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