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hunk’s reduction of character to being a fat joke in season two without touching on any aspects of his personality that have been hinted at from going to the garrison and how he was literally a crucial part in finding the blue lion because he put together the weird alien element map together: 

me: screencapped and emailed to my lawyer. She will have filed charges by tomorrow afternoon. By law We must allow you 48 hours to remove the offending material. If not, you will be charged with defamation of character, libel, and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors. You will face a judge trial.  

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“See, they’re currently in alien terrain, surrounded by millions of the most vicious creatures on the planet. Humans.” -Newt Scamander

Finally took some pictures of this beautiful book!

UFO Sightings in the U.S.

THIS Map created by Max Galka uses data gathere from the National UFO Reporting Center to generate a geographic visualization of where UFO sightings are taking place.

You can click on each green dot and it will bring up a detailed report of the sightings broken down by the number of witnesses. Some of the dots also have pictures or an illustration of the UFO attached to them as well.

Maybe you can use this map to find out if the unidentified flying object you saw was seen by others.

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In 1929, a group of historians, whilst searching old documents in Constantinople, found a map on a dusty old shelf hidden away in the archives. It had been painstakingly created on a piece of gazelle skin.

Research has since confirmed that it is a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet during the sixteenth century.

His passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him privileged access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople, from whence he obtained ancient source maps which enabled him to compile an archeological wonder, today known as the Piri Reis Map.

The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes he wrote on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated way back to the fourth century BC and much earlier

The map was of immediate interest as it accurately portrayed the coastlines of South America and Africa, at their correct relative longitudes and latitudes. As the map was dated 1513, only 21 years after the official discovery of the Americas by Columbus in 1492, it seemed improbable that the map was compiled from cartographical data obtained by Columbus. The legend on the map itself in fact, gave it a source far older than 20 years, revealing that it was a section of a world map composed from more than twenty source maps, some drawn in the time of Alexander the great.

Despite the mystifying problem that the map included accurate longitude measurements – a task deemed impossible until the invention of the chronometer in 1760, there was something else displayed on the map that made its origin and history even more perplexing.

The Piri Reis map, in addition to accurately charting the coastlines of western Africa and eastern south America also included a third continent in its cartography. This map accurately portrays the coastline of Antarctica – a continent supposedly undiscovered until 1820, over 300 years after the maps creation!

However, the mystery doesn’t end there. Not only did the map illustrate accurately the coastline of Antarctica, it illustrated the coastline when the continent was ice free. Only recently, with the aid of satellite technology and GPS mapping, have science and cartographers managed to accurately plot the actual coastline of Antarctica minus the ice. However, if one were to superimpose the Piri Reis map over a modern map of an ice free Antarctic coastline, one would find the outlines almost identical.

But this presents a massive problem for historians. According to recent geological surveys of ice samples taken from Antarctica, the last time it was free of ice was between 6,000 and 12,000 years ago. So whoever created the source maps used by Piri Reis, must have had detailed knowledge of not just the area during this period – a period when, according to mainstream historical accounts, advanced civilizations did not exist – but advanced knowledge of navigation, cartography, and sophisticated mathematics.

Furthermore, not only did the source maps accurately depict latitude and longitude, but also included a mercatorial projection. A mercatorial projection is a geometric formula used to account for a 3D globe being represented as a 2D image. Such high levels of geometry had not been seen since the time of the Greeks and it was not until the work of Gerald Mercator in 1569, that European’s began to include a projection for the curvature of the earth into their maps.

In all probability, the discovery of the Piri Reis map should completely discredit mainstream historical accounts of the origins of modern civilization. Moreover, historians of integrity should be questioning official accounts and investigating the possibility that hitherto unknown highly advanced societies most likely existed thousands of years before our current historical accounts were formulated.

  • What she says: Gintama has no plot
  • What I scream back: Gintama is a complex, historical anime based on the transition Japan makes at the end of the Edo Period. This period is marked, historically, by the arrival of "the black ships"; which has brilliantly been mapped onto an alien invasion. While not keeping with history entirely, many characters have corresponding historical figures who the author, Sorachi-sensei, has taken real traits and historical facts about and incorporated them into their character development in a way to fit his own story. The plot follows through the different ways Edo (the planet Gintama takes place on) has been stricken by corruption, each plot arc deepening the complex web of characters and organizations involved in all the conspiracy within or influencing the government and/or universe. The plot, then, is Gintoki and all of his comrades' (sometimes accidental) endeavour to keep their friends, and consequently Edo, safe from the evil influencing the bakufu, all while incidentally uncovering new, more sinister threats to their planet, government, and way of life. Bring this further to before the series began with the war that brought us to where we begin, and you will find a sub-storyline of Gintoki's past and how his former allies have taken the paths they have chosen, justifying the good, evil, and sometimes stupidity they exude. Gintama, however, is now at the very end of the Edo Period, and most recent arcs involving the Shogun and Shinsengumi mark the transition Japan will make into the Meiji Era. Gintama is filled with death, war, tears, laughs, hope, and strong bonds of friendship across all walks of life. This plot is broken up by long chunks of nonsensical, outrageously comedic chapters/episodes and arcs that are meant to either develop characters or their relationships across and within their respective groups or organizations in order to justify their actions taken and teamwork in the plot arcs, or have no purpose at all except to make you laugh and fall in love with all of the silly, beautiful characters. Now, say Gintama has no plot one more time, bitch.
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MYSTERY “Rock” An Alien Map To Another Dimension? 4/9/17

If You’re Looking For UFOs, This Map Might Drive You Crazy

The truth is out there – and with the right roadmap, perhaps you’ll can find it.

UFOs have been reported in every corner of the country. Of course, some spots are better than others, if you want to see strange objects in the sky. But if you’re hunting for a close encounter, this map may only be a starting point to lead you in the right direction.

Betty and Barney Hill Abduction (1963)- New Hampshire,United States

 One of the most interesting and convincing cases is the abduction

of Betty and Barney Hill. The couple was driving home at night on Interstate 
Route 3 in New Hampshire after a short vacation in Canada, when they 
noticed a while light in the sky.

Barney got out of the car to look at the object through his binoculars. The light 
got closer and it looked like a pancake shaped object with windows revealing 
occupants. They got scared and went back home and realized they had lost a 
couple of hours without them realizing it.

Betty started having nightmares about aliens and Barney had severe back. A 
respected psychiatrist in Boston, Massachusetts, felt they were suffering from 
anxiety syndrome and put them both under hypnosis.

He was convinced that they were abducted by the aliens. During the hypnosis 
sessions, both revealed separately that they were abducted by bald aliens about
five feet tall, green skin and large heads. They said their skin, nail and hair
samples were taken. Betty said they inserted a long needle into her naval,

which they said was a pregnancy test and Barney had to provide a semen specimen.

One aspect of this investigation that cannot be explained to this day is that in 
1963, Betty Hill drew a very detailed map of a star system that was only 
discovered later in 1969. She said she was shown this map by the aliens. 
Astronomers at Ohio State University compared their computer generated

map with this one and both were completely alike.

dudelovebaby  asked:

Your writeup on modern Star Trek was absolutely fantastic. What, then, would you consider good examples of modern science fiction?

First, thanks for reading and following, @waykuljr and @dudelovebaby !

Second, this is great because I can answer two questions with a single answer. 

Let me be clear: read Alan Dean Foster, and anything you can get your hands on by him. Star Wars or otherwise.

In the thing I wrote on the on Star Trek, I said that something that legitimately tries to channel the spirit of classic space opera adventure would look very different if you did it today; it wouldn’t be superficially recognizable as space opera inspired at all. So, what would be a good example of a work that does that, which I can recommend? Alan Dead Foster’s Pip & Flinx books come to mind.

Alan Dean Foster with his Pip & Flinx books are about a boy adventurer/thief/space rat (Flinx) with mind powers and a boot knife who is always accompanied by a pet minidragon (Pip), and who has a heck of a problem staying out of trouble. Pip & Flinx are constantly on the run from the authorities, and their lives seem to always involve things like discovering a highly sought after map to a weird alien artifact on a dead body.

The best way to describe Alan Dean Foster’s Pip & Flinx is, it’s kind of like if Aladdin and Abu lived in the Star Trek universe. The stories often involve imagery like a planet with twin debris belts so it looks like it has moth wings, or superintelligent bear aliens who build superstarships. The imagery is great, and the stories are compelling space opera adventures, but it’s worth noting it isn’t retro. It taps into the same vein, but it doesn’t feel like something written in the 1950s. It feels “modern.” It’s like a reincarnation: the spirit is there, but everything is different.

I can’t recommend the Pip & Flinx stories enough. The last story came out in 2009. My favorite detail in the background is that the civilization of the future is ruled by Humans and a bug species who are our best buddies, the Thranx. Obviously our two species are nothing alike, but our culture brings out the best aspect of theirs, and vice versa. Alan Dean Foster once wrote a novel where humans and Thranx meet, and there is almost a war. Our true enemies of course, turned out to be the “beautiful” Ken and Barbie aliens, and our allies were the “gross bug things.”

This kind of cosmopolitanism is a very modern value. Cosmopolitanism is a virtue, in much the same way that courage is a virtue, that honesty is a virtue.

Apart from his incredibly amazing original work (which I wanted to mention first in case there are people who think he is only famous for series work, aka “L. Sprague de Camp Syndrome”) Alan Dean Foster is one of the more fascinating people in early Star Wars. Based on his work with brassy space opera like Pip & Flinx, it’s no wonder he was tapped to write Star Wars’s novelization (the book is credited to Lucas, but ADF wrote it based on the original screenplay). 

The novelization of Star Wars, released before the movie, is worth reading because it was done at such an early stage, with only a shooting script. There are many interesting hints in there that contradict later Star Wars lore; for instance, there are numerous lines that imply the Emperor in Star Wars actually has no real power, and is merely a pawn and figurehead of the military bureaucracy, a roi fainéant. It’s not clear when the decision was made to make the Emperor a cunning dark sorcerer, but it obviously was after this point.

Alan Dean Foster’s novelization is the first place we ever saw Vader called “Lord of the Sith,” but judging by the way the term is used, the utterly alien/inhuman mood and feel around the POV chapters with Lord Vader, “Lord of the Sith” is less of a title and more a species. I personally don’t think the Darth Vader we saw in the first Star Wars film was meant to be human at all until later.

And we have “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye,” which many consider to be the first work in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (though I believe the Marvel Comic has it beat by a few months). Alan Dean Foster was asked to write a low-budget sequel to Star Wars, in case the movie bombed and George Lucas and Gary Kurtz couldn’t get money for a proper follow up. It doesn’t have Han Solo, and uses a truly bizarre view of the Force, where instead of being power created from wisdom, it flows out of crystals. It’s interesting because Luke tells Leia that he loves her, and Leia says they can’t be together (!). It’s also interesting because at one point, Leia picks up Luke’s lightsaber to fight Vader.

At the finale, Luke touches the crystal of power doodad everyone was chasing after and fights Darth Vader possessed by the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi. A lot of fans think that there actually might be a call-out to this one novel in the scene in Empire Strikes Back where Vader tells the Emperor, “he’s only a boy, Obi-Wan can no longer help him.”

If he was the one Star Wars novel writer who ever got a shout-out in the movies, that would be absolutely fitting. No one deserves it more. Like Star Wars itself, Alan Dean Foster made classic scifi adventure something workably modern.