So, I think someone on the Zexal writing staff thinks they’re clever.

So it’s probably common enough knowledge that each of the Barians gets their name from a star in the Big Dipper.

Dubhe-> Durbe

Merak-> Gilag

Megraz-> Merag

Alioth-> Alito

Benetnasch-> Nasch

Mizar-> Mizael (interestingly his name IS Mzar in the dub)

and Phecda-> Vector

But here’s something I bet you didn’t know.

Now, stars, while having names, also have a ‘Bayer Designation’, which tells you the order of the stars in the constellation(and sometimes the brightness) and the constellation it’s from(in simple terms).

So first star in the constellation of Ursa Major would be Alpha Ursae Majoris.

Phecda is the 3rd star, giving it the designation of Gamma Ursae Majoris.

Of course, this is a mouthful to write on a star chart(or on anything really), as there are a lot of stars, so thing are often shortened, using the constellation’s abbreviation and the appropriate Greek letter.

Ursae Majoris is shortened to UMa.

The Greek letter for Gamma is γ.

Which means, that shortened down, Phecda, or Gamma Ursae Majoris, is written as,

γ UMa


96 / 365 days of my sunshine (feat. Hobi)

The Black Family + Constellations

Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis) is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion, named after the Greek myth of Orion the hunter. Bellatrix means “female warrior”.

Andromeda is a constellation named after the Greek myth of Andromeda, daughter of Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. Andromeda means “ruler of men”.

Sirius is the brightest star system in Earth’s night sky, located in the constellation Canis Majoris. Sirius means “glowing”.  


Members of the Black family and their history seem to have made a tradition of naming their children after stars and constellations.

Also known as the “Dog Star”, reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Majoris, Sirius is derived from the Ancient Greek, meaning “glowing” or “scorcher.”

Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo, and is Latin for ‘prince’ or 'little king’. In Babylonian astrology, Regulus is listed as Lugal, meaning “the star that stands in the breast of the Lion: the King.”


Nam Myoho Renge Kyo - Tee Mac featuring Majorie Barnes (Night Illusion, 1980)

lol so @peyelle told me to make a gemsona so… i made a moss agate!!  she was a pd gem and Majory Fucked Up keeping the rose quartzes in line (lol clearly) so she was reassigned to yellow for reconditioning/training (its a shock she wasnt shattered but u know how sentimental bd is lolll). she really struggles with blaming pd’s death on herself so she overcompensates by putting on an Extra Tough front and being really hard on other gems for their flaws (sound familiar?? lmFAO can u tell who i relate to in the show aaaahahahah) 

also heres a height chart for your reference

i did try to make her aesthetically similar to holly blue since yanno, both agates and all. i hope u guys like her lmaooo/////// i feel embarrassed posting this //////////////////////

Where Was Ford When Stan Opened the Portal?

(Aka it’s 2:30 am and I have entirely lost control of my life)

Alright people, I’ll get right to it. I think I know whereabouts Ford was when the portal opened to bring him back. I’ve just spent the last few hours sciencing the shit out of what we know so far, and I’m gonna share it with you.

I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, by while doing a little research earlier this evening I found out that the symbols around the edge of the portal are actually the symbols for the Behenian fixed stars. These are fifteen stars, used for magical and alchemical purposes back in the medieval days.

Now, there are sixteen symbols around the edge of the portal, but I figure that, if this portal is designed to be used both ways, there should probably be a ‘home’ symbol, right? So my guess is that that last unknown symbols stands for our own sun, Sol.

Now, when the portal stabilises and Ford finally does come back through, some of those symbols are lit up, like in the top image. Why is this important?

Because if you have six points of reference in space, you can calculate the midpoint to get a destination.

Keep reading


Illustratio iconographica insectorum quæ in Musæis Parisinis  

By Coquebert de Montbret, Antoine Jean, 1753-1825  Fabricius, Johann Christian, 1745-1808  Stainton, H. T, (Henry Tibbats) 1822-1892  Stephens, J. F., (James Francis), 1792-1853

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Parisiis :typis Petri Didot natu majoris,[1799]-1804.

I’m okay – trans peter parker X trans male reader

Originally posted by tomshollandss

Summary: in which you, the reader, kiss peter parker a lot only for him to be a twat at the end. enjoy x

AN: 1) I promised I would write and I have so  2) this is my first time writing something like this so please don’t judge it too harshly. 3) @ my irl friends: WE NEVER SPEAK OF THIS  4) I don’t have a tag list so if you want to be on it then just give me a quick shout!

Warnings: none really, there’s one swear word at the end but this is just some fluffy romance stuff so nothing major

I lace my fingers through his. His hands feel small but I guess mine do to.

“You alright?” Peter asks me, looking down at me. We’re both short in comparison to all the other boys at school but he’s a few inches taller than I am.

“Yeah, I’m alright” I reply, resting my head on his shoulder. The bus we’re on stops to pick up a few more passengers.

“Wanna come round to mine?” he says quieter than before.

“Sure” I say and place a small kiss on his cheek.

We arrive at Peter’s house 10 minutes and go up to his room.

“So what do you want to do? Study? Watch Star Wars?” I suggest, sitting down on his bed. I feel his arms wrap around me as he sits down behind me and rests his chin on my shoulder.

“I was wondering if we could stay here?” he whispers next to my ear, making me shiver. I twist around partly and kiss him, wrapping my fingers through his hair. I feel him smile and I deepen it slightly. He lays down, pulling me down with him. Without realising we start removing layers of clothing so that we’re just left in our shirts and trousers.

“You wear a lot of layers, you know” I whisper. He chuckles lightly.

“Yeah, I know”. We kiss again and this time I feel his hand slowly making its way to the hem of my shirt. We stop kissing and I open my eyes. His eyes are open too, the different shades of dark and light brown hypnotising me and making me feel light headed.

“I just wanted to make sure you were okay” he whispers. I nod.

“I’m okay. What about you?” He moves closer to me so that there’s only a few inches between us.

“I’m okay”.

Our lips connect and I feel tingles all up and down my body. I feel Peter’s hand move from resting gently on my hip to near the bottom of my binder. It feels weird having someone else so close to a part of me that I try to hide so much but in a strange way, also comforting, like I can trust this person with anything. His fingers slide very softly just under my binder and stay there. I know Peter hates the thought of making me uncomfortable in any way and so he doesn’t go any higher. I try to do the same, feeling up his stomach, surprised to find it pretty toned.

“You must work out a lot” I laugh gently.

“Not really” Peter says, placing tiny kisses on my cheek and nose.

“That’s just all the hero stuff” We stop kissing again. I stare at him, lost in a wave of confusion.

“What?” he asks. At first his face is blank, confused at why I pulled away from him but then, realisation hits.

“Oh… Shit”


phone wallpapers for the space fanatic (like me). :))

from the top, left to right; Venus (artist’s depiction), Cat’s Eye Nebula (taken from the Hubble Space Telescope), Horeshead Nebula (taken from the Hubble Space Telescope), Saturn’s rings (enhanced color image by Voyager 2), Saturn (NASA), and the largest star yet discovered, VY Canis Majoris, in polarized infrared from the Hubble.