Imagine Dean trying to be cool around you to impress you but failing miserably at it.

“Hey (Y/n)” Dean strode to you with a smile.

Your head snapped up from your book and you smiled widely at him “Hey Dean” and at the simple words and look Dean had suddenly lost all his cool and his legs started to tremble.

“Is everything alright?” you raised an eyebrow at him and he laughed a little awkwardly.

“Well yeah, of course. I just uh wanted to, you know, talk to you a little bit.”

“Oh? About what?” you asked with a sweet smile, setting your book aside and all attention was on him. It certainly didn’t help Dean’s situation at all. If anything he had started to feel the warmth kreep up his neck even faster.

“Yeah, heh good question. Uhm” he puffed his cheeks letting out a breath as he looked around him a little nervously.

“Well uh-” he scratched the bac of his neck a little nervously “You uhm- I mean me- I- you-” he cleared his throat, shifted uncomfortably in his seat.

“Yes?” you couldn’t help a small laugh. He was incredibly adorable when he got this flustered.

“I got it. I got it.” he said firmly, mostly as if to himself. He took a deep breath and looked up at you “(Y/n).”

“Dean.” you said back, fighting off a smile and at that he let out a small shaky breath.

If his behavior could be considered as weird, that would be an understatement.

A look of almost depseration crossed his face and he ran a hand down his face. He mumbled something under his breath before getting up from his seat and almost running away.


Few things are as engaging or beautiful in the night sky as a full moon. Next time you gaze up, consider a word (acronym, really, with the strength of a word in some circles) well known to scientists at NASA: KREEP. KREEP stands for the group of elements found in a sample (along with samples collected from many other missions) retrieved by the Apollo program almost exactly 45 years ago: K stands for potassium, REE for Rare Earth Elements and P for phosphorous. Of all the lunar soil samples returned to earth (841 pounds worth!) the KREEP samples were particularly important to scientists as the combination of elements rarely occurs outside of a molten state. The KREEP sample furthered knowledge of the early formation of both Earth and the Moon, and remains a significant milestone in the understanding of Earth and lunar geology.

Black and white image courtesy Luc Viatour /
False color image courtesy NASA:
In this image, which was mapped from Lunar Prospector, we see a global map of the element thorium, a radioactive trace element showing the location of KREEP, an important key to lunar igneous history.

A reminder for people who are attending MONSTERPALOOZA this year on March 28th, that Von Kreep has somehow secured a booth and apparently has a panel. Avoid this guy at all costs.

Some of you might remember me posting about him, but for those of you who don’t, I suggest you all read this article.  Its about how he’s cheated and swindled talented artists, not just kids out of college but industry professionals too, into doing free work for him.  I know, because I was one of them.