metal component

anonymous asked:

Hi Fia! It's the last week of classes for me, and this week promises to be especially awful, with very limited time for self-care. Could we see a snippet from Anabasis of Anakin doing some kind of self-care?

Good luck to you this week, anon!

Okay, here’s a snippet from later in the story, carved out to avoid too many spoilers.

In which self care is building yourself a new arm:

She found him in the smaller sitting room just off the veranda. It was a room she’d used only infrequently for less formal meetings, but Anakin had been living here only a few days and she was already beginning to think of it as his workroom. Jothra had appeared that morning with an impressive collection of parts and tools, most of which Padmé couldn’t identify, and Anakin had disappeared with them almost immediately, a childlike grin of anticipation lighting his face.

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Some things I noticed about this lovely lady.

She boops Volskya as a playful threat because of the photo, but because it’s her signature/trademark sign-off.

The back of her suit glows around the 13th vertebra, about where her spinal implant starts. Could her enhancements be the power core for the rest of her utilities?

She has a mohawk. The hair is shaved on both sides.

Her cybernetic implants are symmetrical. Those metal components are on her right side as well as the left. 

Ten Magickal Metals and Their Uses in Witchcraft

Hey everyone, it’s been a while. I’m in a better place now, and though my mini-sabbatical was necessary, I hated not updating you all! I can’t wait any longer, so I’m back! 

Most people know that certain crystals or stones have associations in Witchcraft, but people seem to forget that this is a relatively new area of Craft. Prior to that, for thousands and thousands of years, Witches and smiths used metals to work their magick and skill, and this shouldn’t be forgotten today! 

Alloys have different associations to pure metals, so I’ll do them separately.

Pure Metals:

  • Iron - Probably the most common metal in Witchcraft, it’s associated with repelling of spirits, demons, Fae, and magick generally. It’s a dousing metal, one that channels magick exceptionally well, and as such will “pull” magick out of the user. Enchantments don’t stick to iron objects, and any spells placed on them will fade almost immediately or simply not stick in the first place. 

  • Copper - An ancient and useful technology, copper is said to be the second metal ever worked by human hands, and the first to be made into tools. It’s primary associations are with craft and manufacture, especially workings done with one’s own hands or skill. Amulets made from copper are said to enhance skill at creative or inventive endeavours, and altar tools made from copper will work very well for constructive magick or rituals. It’s also strongly associated with harmony and balancing, making it an excellent metal to include in altars focused around balance.

  • Steel - Whilst technically an alloy, it’s an alloy of iron and a non-metal (carbon) so I’m going to put it in this section. Steel is strongly associated with weapons and armour, and for this reason it works well for defensive magick, destructive magick, and for athames. It retains iron’s strong resistance to magickal enchantment, which for an athame is a good thing - you don’t want the magick “sticking” to your tools, so something like iron or steel is kind of like using a non-stick pan to cook your eggs.

  • Tin - The working of iron is called “blacksmithing”, and conversely the working of tin is called “whitesmithing”, because whilst iron oxidises black under heat, tin remains quite pale. In the ancient world, this metal was highly sought-after, as it is the crucial ingredient in the manufacture of bronze, an alloy of tin, copper, and occasionally some other metals. As a result, it was highly priced and much haggled-over, and so it’s primary associations are with money, trading, prosperity and success. It’s also very strongly associated with British Witchcraft, because Britain had so much tin that the Romans and Greeks called Britain “the Tin Isles”. 

  • Gold - The first metal worked by humans, the purity, rarity and unparalleled lustre of gold have made it one of the most sought-after metals of all time. Regarded as one of the “noble metals” by alchemists, and one of the precious metals by almost everyone else, gold is of course strongly associated with money, fortune and trading. However, it’s also associated with intelligence, because of the alchemical pursuits followed to try to transmute things into it; and with purity, because it is biologically so inert that Victorian doctors used to coat pills for rich people in 24k gold leaf to mask the taste without harming the patients. It’s an excellent channelling substance, though I doubt anyone will have enough of it for a whole wand! Perhaps just a tip, then!

  • Silver - Although less prized than gold, this highly lustrous and workable material is also regarded as a precious metal. Due to its unique atomic structure, silver is the most conductive element in the universe - this makes it an unparalleled channelling metal, and it’s much lower cost than gold makes this a theoretically possible metal to make wands for energy-workers and for ceremonial wands for covens. It’s also a very pure metal, and is strongly associated with healing, growth, and cleansing of disease and impurity from the body. Amulets suspended on a silver chain will be imbued with healing energies, strengthening any enchantments upon them, and assisting in the boosting of the wearer’s natural immune system. 

  • Lead - Contrary to popular belief, lead is not toxic to hold in your hands any more than nickel, antimony, or other metals that are often toxic by ingestion. Whilst it’s not advised to wear it as an amulet (because prolonged rubbing against the acidic oils in the skin will cause them to react with the metal over time and be absorbed into your body), holding a charm in your hands or wearing one for only a day or so is not dangerous to your health. This metal is associated strongly with travel, adventure, and safe voyages across both space and emotion. It’s also a metal associated with intelligence and academia, and with magick of all kinds. Pendulums made using lead weights or pendants will be unparalleled for divination. In fact, my own original divinatory pendant is made using a lead fishing weight and an old key, and whilst I now have a fancy new one made with rose quartz and pure silver, my old lead pendulum is still my absolute favourite! 


  • Bronze - An alloy made from the combining of approximately 85% copper and 15% tin. This alloy has many superior qualities compared to both individual metals, and this has made it a first choice metal for a great many people from artists to cooks to metallurgists throughout the ages. Stronger than both tin and copper, and with a higher melting temperature and toughness rating than either, this metal is associated strongly with grand endeavours, imaginative or ambitious projects, and with collaborative enterprises. Bronze would be an excellent component of any spell intended to enhance your performance at your job, in seeking employment, or in advancing your own social or career goals. 

  • Pewter - This alloy has become rarer in these more modern times, but in the Medieval and Renaissance periods pewter was one of the most commonly used metals available. It’s main component is tin, and whilst most pewter is about 92% tin you can get pewter with as little as 80% tin and as much as 99%! The remaining ~8% is usually copper, antimony, and in old alloys lead is often a component (lead is almost always absent in modern pewter for safety reasons). This alloy is the metal that’s most strongly connected to kitchen witchery, followed by cast iron and copper, because it has been used for over a thousand years to make everything from cutlery to plates to flagons. It’s also associated with “common” magick, the magick of everyday people (as opposed to what were traditionally called the “higher” magicks like alchemy and energy-working). So long as your pewter is free of lead, it’s safe to keep it near your skin, or to eat or drink from it. Potions are more powerful when brewed in cauldrons made of pewter, and your kitchen spells will work more effectively when you use pewter in the working somewhere.

  • Electrum - One of my favourite metals of all time, electrum is a naturally-occurring alloy of gold and silver, often with trace quantities of copper, platinum and palladium in the alloy too. Natural electrum comes in two common varieties; 10-30% silver, which is found mostly in the regions of Western Anatolia; and 50%-60% silver, which is found in the regions around Ancient Lydia (a large empire stretching across much of Asia Minor). However, most modern electrum is alloyed artificially, allowing finer control over the quality of the alloy and making it easier to work with artistically. Electrum is very much a metal associated with commerce - many regions such as the Lydian empire used electrum as a basis for their coins, as opposed to pure gold or pure silver, and it has always been a highly valued commodity. It’s also a very strongly artistic metal, as electrum has been used to make everything from the capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza (sadly, this has long since been stolen by looters over the centuries), to wedding bands for pagan marriages. Electrum is a metal of love and emotion, and in its alloying of two precious and beautiful metals to make a product greater than the sum of its parts, it represents the joining of two lives together into a single whole to produce a love that will last across all time. Personally, I’d like my wedding band to be made of electrum!


Metals are a much overlooked, but incredibly useful addition to any Witch’s arsenal of magick tools, and I hope most sincerely that this has been useful for all of you wonderful Witches out there looking to expand your collection of Witchery supplies beyond common items like crystals and tarot cards. Remember that Witchcraft isn’t about doing what everyone else does, but rather it’s about doing what only you’ve ever done! As always everyone, Witchcraft is not a thing you do, it’s a thing you ARE - Witchcraft is in the mind, and so be sure to practice your Craft exactly how YOU know it should be practiced.

Blessed be~!
– Juniper WildWalk

You Are The Wilderness: Part 1

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Summary: You’re a Farm Station resident with a strong aversion to grounders. When you cross paths with Roan, will the Ice Nation Prince reinforce or change the negative perception that you’ve placed upon him? (Part 2)(Part 3)

You remembered the space station violently shaking and vigorously rattling as it made its descent to Earth. You heard the metal components breaking apart and saw the terrified expressions of the other Farm Station residents as you clutched onto your safety belt for dear life. You desperately hoped that the spacecraft would hold together long enough to complete your journey to the ground. You clenched your eyes shut, preparing for the hard impact of landing, and when you opened them again, you were thankful to find yourself alive.

You and the other citizens from your home station survived the tough and terrifying journey to Earth. There were breaths of relief and cries of elation reverberating off of what was left of the damaged metal walls.

When the front doors peeled opened, mouths gaped and gasps of awe escaped lips, seeing that the space station had landed in the snow. Real snow, you saw real snow for the very first time, majestically coating the hills like a glittering white blanket. It was freezing but it was beautiful, magical even.

The kids were celebrating. They ran out into the fresh icy powder and played, tossing snowballs and stretching out their tiny limbs to create precious snow angels. A smile tugged at the corners of your mouth, seeing their innocence and their happiness. It was a joyous occasion, a wonderful time to be alive and experience the ground.

Then they came…

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Could Keith’s knife(dagger) be the key to finding out who he really is?

Something that’s bugging me slightly about Keith and his knife.

While we only see it in the first episode it seems rather different than most of the other tech from the Galaxy Garrison. The whole thing seems older, as if it’s been around for a while and far more primitive in style and design.

Why would Keith have that in the first place? Neither Lance, nor Hunk, nor Pidge, nor Shiro has a knife of similar design. The closest things we see are the blades of the Galra Empire’s minions and even then it’s different.

We don’t see the guard of the knife, as it’s wrapped up, but we do get the top of the handle or hilt and like other Galran weapon’s it’s got a rounded head. Now this could be nothing as daggers have various designs on them and a rounded blunt top of a hilt would be better for using as a blunt force item to knock someone in the gut before slashing. It’s also a better item for protection.

What’s interesting to me in regard to this weapon is the fact that its design shows up again and again in the series. Specifically when it comes to Keith and his weapon.

The similarities between the sword that Keith Manifests and the blade that he owns is not so surprising if you go on the idea that each weapon comes out of the person’s desires. If that’s the case then the thing that’s important to note is that Keith must have a very close affinity with that blade.

@allura-princessofaltea​ mentioned a number of interesting points about how organic Keith is to finding the signal and locating Shiro. But that brings up an interesting point, why did he want to join the Galaxy Garrison in the first place? We can safely assume that Lance probably joined because of his larger family and wanting to prove himself to various people, and Hunk probably joined because it was something that would let him be good at something that he liked, that being science, and we know why Pidge (Katie) joined, so that leaves Shiro and Keith. Shiro, I’m going to hazard a guess, just wanted to go into space and explore the universe, but Keith…Keith may have had a personal reason.

Remember what was said in his profile, that he was an orphan, no mom or dad.

So let’s go to that knife again before we go on with that thought, just keep it in the back of your mind.

When we first see the knife it’s when Keith kidnaps…er rescues Shiro from the Garrison’s group. We first get a good look at the blade and it’s a double sided blade. So this thing is not like the Galran’s swords or daggers where the weapon has only one edge, grind and spine (those being the cutting surface of the knife extending from the point to the heel= edge, the cross section shape of the blade, it’s what makes up the majority of the blade and looks flat = grind, and the thickest section of the blade; on a single-edged knife, the side opposite the edge; on a two-edged knife, more toward the middle= spine) Keith’s has two, making the spine in the middle.

This is interesting as no other weapons are shown to have that particular design. 

Even Zarkon’s weapons are not the same

save for the weird sword that’s a lot like Ivy’s from Soul Caliber, and even then it’s just the tip of the sword that has the double edge. All other weapons are one sided, save for Pidge’s which also double as a grappling hook.

Also the weapon is not made from energy like the other Galran weapons, nor is it purple in nature. Meaning that the weapon wasn’t made by Galran metals.

Second time we really see that blade is when the alarm goes off. Keith is studying the blade in his sheath.

The thing to note is the look on his face. He’s studying it, as if trying to read something on it that we can’t see. Now you might say, well if he’s reading something on it why haven’t we seen that writing? And I have to answer, because of two reasons.

Reason number one: We haven’t seen both sides of the blade. When Keith drew it we only saw one side of the blade, and the writing could be on the others side.

Reason number two: The writing only appeared when they wound up in the Castle of the Lions. Why that could be is that the blade could be Altean by nature rather than Galran in nature.

Other than that, it could be that Keith is just studying the blade, but whatever the case it’s clear that it’s something important to him as he keeps it on him when not in uniform a good portion of the time.

We see it when he rescues Shiro

We see it when he’s resting after the alarm.

We see it when he’s waiting for the others for Lance to wake up

While they’re watching things with Sendak

We even see it when he’s training.

That blade never leaves his side, ever. This to me indicates that that blade is something very special to him and something that connects him to his past. A past that, he probably doesn’t know a lot about.

Now remember that comment I made way above about Keith being an orphan. We’re all assuming he’s a hundred percent Galran in nature, but what if we’re wrong and he’s only half. Or that he might not be Galran at all, but something rather unnaturally made.

So how does this knife fit into all of this? Well let’s take the idea of the first part into account, about the knife’s look and appearance. We know that Altena is a very natural place, and we’ve seen via Allura that there are flowers and a whole like earth like set up as per various episodes where we see her with her father. King Alfor is shown to be with her in various places and we see grass, and flowers and a number of natural earth like items.

What’s interesting is that Alfor’s armor is like that of Voltron’s, a more plastic style of outfit. However it could very well be that at an earlier time, the clothing could have been metal, as we see that there are mountains in the background and we know that the ship has metal components, so that at least indicates that Altean’s use metal.

So could the knife be from an Altean blood line? We’ve seen blades like that before in Avatar and they were connected to Mai, who was from a noble family.

 If metal is something that the wealthy own, then could that be that the knife is connected to Keith’s birthright?

So assuming that Keith is Altean in nature, and possible Galran as well where does that leave us? We know that Allura has been sleeping for 10,000 years and she believes that she and Coran are the last of their kind alive. But we know that the war was happening after everything and that that she was left behind by her father. We know that Voltron had to be hidden, so what does that leave us with? A few options although I’m playing loose on at least two of them.

The weaker options to me is the idea that Keith may be Prince Avok or Prince Bandor from the Planet Pollux. My reasoning comes from the idea that we know that the war has been going on for 10,000 years to this point in time. During that time it wouldn’t be hard to believe that Allura had more of a family then just her Mother, Father, and herself. Given that the old show introduced the rivalry between the two families, it could be just as easy to assume that Keith’s mother or father was the King’s or queen’s sibling and may have been the blue Lion’s pilot, taking off to earth and raising a young Keith there at some point during the war.

It would be an easier explanation then him being Allura’s sibling, and given the time frame it could have easily been that Keith wasn’t born until later in the war. However there’s a few other options.

We know that the blue lion was found on earth, meaning that the Voltron pilot of the Blue lion had landed there and left it there. We don’t know how long Altean’s naturally live, so assuming that the Blue Lion Pilot made it there in one piece, well that would be a plus. So there’s two ways that this could go. First way is that Lance is a descendant of the Blue Lion –which is a theory I can go into later on, or it could be that Keith is. If the Blue Lion was Altean by nature then this person could have been a parent with Keith with a human and thus we have Keith from that birth. (Think Hoenhime and his wife from FMA.) However the hole in this is the line about him fighting like a Galran and the injury.

So that leaves us down to my main guess on this. And again this is just a theory I’m working on. Keith might be Prince Lotor, who is Zarkon’s grandson. Not his son in this case, but his grandchild. We assume that Keith is part Galran because of the markings and his abilities that we’ve seen. However there is one issue with this, Glaran’s can’t shape shift, but Altean’s can. So how might this work.

(I should note here the problem with making Keith Zarkon’s son is that Voltron LD doesn’t seem to have indications of time travel. We know that the war has been going on for 10,000 years and unless Zarkon made time to capture someone and have a child with them I don’t see him being Keith’s Daddy.)

Assuming that Alfor

 and Zarkon were contemporaries, we could have easily had this sort of story where Zarkon had a child. Now, we know that Galran’s can pilot the lions as indicated by the fact that Zarknon has the bayard for the black paladin. With that knowledge it could very well be that Zarkon’s child may have been a member of the Voltron unit, if not then the person could have allied themselves with Alfor and against their father. We know that the fleet was destroyed and that the Paladin’s were in the castle, as per Allura mentioning that they needed to form Voltron and asking where the blue lion’s pilot was. The problem here is the time line for every things so in order to get everything in, well order, we have to look at the facts.

We can assume that Keith has had that dagger for a while now, and that it’s important to him. As I said before we know why the others want to get to space, roughly, or at least can make some logical guesses given their personalities. Keith is the odd ball out, but in all likelihood that dagger is the reason he joined the Garrison in the first place. He wants to know where he’s from and probably who he is, or what the dagger really is.

So what are the facts we can go on:

Well we know that the knife can cut through leather straps easily as we saw in the first episodes.

We know that Keith carries that thing around him everywhere, save for when he’s in his Uniform.

We know that Allura and Corran have been sleeping for 10,000 years.

We also know that Altean tech is advanced enough that one can be frozen for that long and then wake up from a deep slumber.

We know that she’s shocked to learn that Zarkon is still alive, meaning that his race normally doesn’t live that long (connecting back to the old series where they ate a type of flower to live longer).

We know that Keith is an orphan and that he clearly knows Shiro quiet well.

We know that he had a connection to the Blue lion in that he knew where to find it, indicating an organic connection to the lion.

We know that the lion landed on earth thousands of years ago and that it was active enough that cave paintings indicate some form of worship to it.

We know that Keith’s blade is different than any other weapon we’ve seen thus far in the series.

We also know that when he got hit by magic he showed purple skin and that the Quintessons healed him.

We can say that he’s a natural pilot and that he has a berserker rage much like other Galran’s seem to in battle.

We can also point out that Zarkon noted the whole, “Fights like a Galran soldier.”

We also know that Altan’s can shape shift to various sizes and looks within a humanoid fashion.

Keith’s hand has also shown to be able to unlock things like Shiro.

So again these are my two theories on the connection to the knife and who the heck Keith is. Either Keith was once an Altean child that had been changed through experimentation via the Galran Empire, as we know that Haggar mentioned that Shiro was going to become a weapon, so too may have Keith, and he was taken by the Voltron Paladins. In this theory the idea is that the Blue lion Paladin took him to earth and keep him on freeze for a long period of time, only, like Superman –if you will- he was eventually taken in by Shiro’s family due to the Paladin having to leave earth for some reason as he or she was being chased.

Or, and this one is the more likely candidate but it’s still a bit on the odd side of things. A Galran, either Zarkon’s family line or someone else, and an Altean have a child. That child becomes the Paladin of the Blue Lion. During the War they are sent out to hide the lion and wind up on earth thousands of years ago. For a while they lived away from humans, but over time they became curious and eventually years later they met a human, fell in love, and had a child, that being Keith. Keith was born looking human but has the ability to shift into another form, ie the purple look probably with ears like Allura’s. His parent leaves him with the blade, and Keith grows up not knowing who his parents are (the other parent died early or something) and he winds up living with Shiro’s family but has no clue about the past, and Shiro talks him into joining the Garrison with Keith hoping that he can find a way to get some answers about that knife.

An Alternate to this is that Keith actually is Zarkon’s son Lotor and was again, frozen like Allura when he was very young and found by someone. Eventually he comes to be in Shiro’s family and they take care of him. As said above he doesn’t know who his family is and joined up to find out, only to lose Shiro, and get kicked out.

Ultimately I suspect that the Blue Lion’s Paladin and the blade that Keith has are connected to Keith’s Past and are the keys to figuring out who he actually is.

Do you know who might be the most central person to the Overwatch plot?

Not the Reaper/Soldier conflict or the entire mess with Blackwatch/Talon.

Not the dysfunctional Shimada family.

Or the others.

It’s THIS guy:

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Well, here is his (part of) his lore:

“The attack on the Australian omnium’s fusion core forever altered the landscape of the Outback. After the detonation, the area was transformed into a harsh, irradiated wasteland, littered with debris and the twisted fragments of the ruined facility, and unlivable to most.

But there were some who survived. Calling themselves the Junkers, they scavenged the husk of the omnium and formed a lawless, cutthroat society in its shadow. Junkrat was one of them, eking out a living reclaiming metal and components from the ruins. Like many others, he was affected by the lingering radiation. This touch of madness made him ideal for handling dangerous explosives, a love which he turned into an obsession.

He came to notoriety when he discovered an extremely valuable secret in the bones of the omnium. Though few knew the nature of what he found, he was nonetheless pursued by bounty hunters, gangs, and opportunists wherever he went, until he made a deal with the Junker enforcer Roadhog, who grudgingly agreed to be his personal bodyguard in exchange for a fifty-fifty share of the spoils.

Now, with Roadhog in tow, Junkrat has left the Outback, and embarked upon an international crime spree leaving nothing but havoc and bedlam in his wake.”

That guy is the ONLY human being who knows something about the Omnic crisis. And someone with a LOT of power wants him dead and put a massive bounty on his head. Just think about it: a TOTALLY RADIATED FREAK THAT LOVES JUGGLING WITH EXPLOSIVES AND WHO HAS ZERO POLITICAL POWER - and someone is still sure that with whatever he knows he’s still going to cause them trouble before he dies, which, in Junkrat’s case, might not be very long, simply because of the radiation, but also because of his love for blowing things up. Whatever he found out must have been HELLA important.

Keep in mind: the cause for the Omnic Crisis is STILL UNKNOWN. So whatever secret he might have found in there might DIRECTLY RELATE TO THAT. This literally makes him the most important character in the whole game.

And the best part: he probably doesn’t even know.

Or already has forgotten it. Let’s be real here, it’s Junkrat we are talking about here. Or it has driven him even more insane… also possible.

I’ve been thinking more and more about the hypothetical godling of magnetism that’s been brought up by people in the Godsfall fandom before and I gotta say, I think it’s a cool idea but would really love to see them as something other than “fantasy magneto”. Magneto’s power set and how he uses it is pretty reliant on a modern or industrial setting that uses metal as a core component of its existence. He’s so crazy powerful because he can pick up an entire building and swing it like a baseball bat at someone, and I think that sense of raw power evokes the idea of Godling Magneto as a mage or psionic of some kind.

But personally, I think just trying to plop magneto as is in the Godsfall world wouldn’t work, because he can’t do those big splashy effects. (Personality-wise he’d also be in a weird spot. The godlings aren’t exactly in a position of extreme persecution from most people.) None of the places we’ve encountered rely on metal to the extent that our modern world does, so our idea of Magneto would be able to do his typical thing of dropping a nearby baseball stadium on whoever he likes.

However, the aspect of a fantasy world that IS mostly metal-based is the combat aspect. Personally, this is why i think a magnetism god would be best done as a fighter or monk - basically anyone who can do some good hand to hand combat. Imagine having the power to enter any fight unarmed and know you could win as long as your opponent had some kind of metal weapon. They’d be utilizing their divine powers a lot more like dorro does, incorporating it into basically everything they do instead of using it mainly for big power plays. Those showy moves are great, but I’d be much more excited to see a godling with those particular powers use them in a much more subtle but still undeniably meaningful way.

Karimat El-Sayed

(born approximately 1941) X-ray crystallographer

Karimat El-Sayed is a professor of crystallography at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and a strong proponent of women’s education. Much of her research has focused on identifying small impurities in metals used in tech components, and how those impurities affect the properties of those components.

Number 242 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

more bender + idol!au now ft the boys of bts ^^ 
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  • firebenders yoongi and hoseok that have heard the “since u bend fire?? does that mean ur mixtape is……….”joke so many times that when anyone even says the word ‘mixtape’ and ‘fire’ in the same sentence some part of their body starts to spark 
  • jin’s personal on-the-go-microwave aka jung hoseok because yoongi threatened to burn his hand if he ever tried to get him to stick his fingers into cold water again just so jin could make instant noodles 
  • when everyone’s asleep and yoongi doesn’t want to bother them but wants to write, he just uses a small flame as the light that he needs to scribble down his thoughts
  • “don’t worry jimin, if jungkook tries to tease you again - tell him i’ll set all his g-dragon merch on fire” “thanks hyung i owe you” 
  • hoseok tried to bring up the idea of having fire stunts in bts’s next comeback but seeing as though igniting his body in flames would probably give army’s a heart-attack bighit voted against it 
  • water bender jin having to follow around a drunk yoongi because he accidentally starts fires in random places and jin has to put them out

  • earthbenders jimin and jungkook who always fight over whose more powerful and their fights are literally them trying to see who can levitate the bigger rock. pretty sure jimin once wanted to try levitating like a whole mountain and everyone in bts was like bro no,,,,,that’s,,,,,no 
  • jungkook voice: i could probably bend ur iPhone in half since it’s got metal components - wanna let me try???? 
  • jimin accidentally creating a minor earthquake during practice and like the staff were all like ????? what was that and namjoon was like fricK jIMIN and jimin was like “maybe ah uh………motorcycle gang drove by. don’t worry about it,,,,”
  • even though jimin is also an earthbender sometimes while they’re walking jungkook will create rock slides and jimin will trip and jimin is like oh my god and then creates a sinkhole beneath the maknaes feet and the rest of bts is like please….stop
  • they were at an awards show once and jimin made the stage rise just enough so he could be seen by the cameras and from this day on some of the armys are like : jimin. levitated. 
  • jungkook is naturally really good at crafting out of mud and earth and sand and he always makes these intricate small ornaments when he’s bored and jimin is a little jealous but he won’t admit it.
  • jimin at bts’s family dinners: ok but earthbenders are supposed to be short! to be closer to the earth!  

  • airbenders taehyung and namjoon cheating on their cleaning duties around the dorm by just blasting air onto all the stuff on the floor so it moves under the couch and then they can trick jin into making it look like they cleaned 
  • taehyung attacking jimin and jungkook with air bombs when they end up beating him in games
  • yoongi stepping out of the shower and being like nAMJOON and namjoon being like no yoongi i am not blow drying ur hai- and yoongi being like: i will set something on fire if u dont 
  • everytime jin tries to take a selfie, taehyung like directs a gust of wind in his direction just when he presses the button so the photo comes out blurry. when jin gets mad taehyung is like no no it’s for the /aesthetic/
  • jimin begging namjoon to levitate him so that he can finally be taller than jungkook in a group photo and namjoon agreeing, only to like drop jimin back down because he’s like “wait….u were gonna be taller than me. we can’t have that.”
  • taehyung being sneaky and always suggesting a race as a means to determine a winner because he knows he can use the wind to his advantage
  • jin getting namjoon a fan for his birthday and being like “you can bend with it right???” and namjoon’s like “sorta……but why does it have ur face on it jin?”
  • whenever army’s are waiting out in the heat, taehyung and namjoon both make sure to bend some cool winds in their directions discreetly and when it’s cold they manipulate the wind to not blow at the fans and u know bts on some next level shit for their fans

  • waterbender jin manipulating the water from the bucket while cleaning so it gets into all the nooks and cranny he can’t reach
  • jin making cute waves in the bathtub and yoongi walked in on him once like……oh my god i can’t believe ur the oldest member 
  • “my bending comes from the fucking moon, i can control the ocean- do not mess with me.”
  • just encompassing himself in a bubble of water and ignoring jimin whose trying to shove his face through it because jin stresses enough. he needs his private little space
  • while he’s cooking and like cleaning the dishes he uses if jungkook or hoseok nags him he just turns the water in the sink into ice and turns up to look at them like “leave. me. alone. or. i . will. turn. all. the. water . in. your. body. to. ice.”
  • anytime someone is loud during practice jin just traps them in ice and then yoongi or hoseok is left to thaw the member out. oops.
  • jungkook saying he hasn’t showered in three days and jin is just like , snaps his fingers, a whole rainstorm comes down on jungkook and he’s standing there dripping wet in his clothes and jin is like: you’re welcome
  • whenever he almost drops something in the sink or bathtub, he like bends the water out of the way and is like “nice save” @ himself lmfao embarrassing 
  • using waterbending to keep himself looking dewy and moisturized during bts photoshoots 
  • he’s been studying up on the healing benefits of water and sometimes when a member gets hurt, he’ll be the first one over to sterilize their wound and he literally is the healing face and healing hands of this group
  • sometimes when he’s dozing off his fingertips start leaking water and everyone’s like haha jin-hyung drools but like no…he just……forgot to stop channeling his power lmfao rip 

anonymous asked:

Hi, sorry, I don't know most of those kisses but maybe #64 (forehead kiss) with Diana?? If you feel like it? Thank you!!

“Morning, sweetheart.” You stretch one arm out from under the blankets, propping the rest of your body up on one elbow. 

“I didn’t mean to wake you.” Diana says, her smile somewhat guilty. She’s trying to shuffle into the Wonder Woman costume silently, one leg at a time. The metal components scrape against each other faintly, a soft, yet grating sound. 

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The True Story of the Enfield Poltergeist

The rasping male voice sent a chill through the room. Hauntingly, it delivered a message from beyond the grave, describing in graphic detail the moment of death.

‘Just before I died, I went blind, and then I had an ’aemorrhage and I fell asleep and I died in the chair in the corner downstairs.’

The eerie voice — which can still be heard on audio tapes today — is purportedly that of Bill Wilkins. The recording was made in Enfield, North London, in the Seventies, several years after his death.

Most horrifying of all, however, was that the voice was coming from the body of an 11-year-old girl, Janet Hodgson. She appeared to be possessed. It could have been a scene from the film The Exorcist — but it was real.

What was going on? This was the case of the Enfield Poltergeist, which held the nation spellbound 30 years ago, puzzling policemen, psychics, experts in the occult and hardened reporters alike.

It involved levitation, furniture being moved through the air, and flying objects swirling towards witnesses. There were cold breezes, physical assaults, graffiti, water appearing on the floor, and even claims of matches spontaneously bursting into flame.

A policewoman even signed an affidavit that she had seen a chair move. There were more than 30 witnesses to the strange incidents.

Most inexplicably, the young girl at the centre of the events seemingly acted as the mouthpiece for Bill Wilkins, a foul-mouthed, grumpy old man who had died in the house many years before. His son contacted investigators to confirm the details of his story.

The events unfolded for more than a year behind the door of an ordinary-looking semi-detached council house, on a suburban street filled with similar houses, and left those they touched permanently scarred.

Naturally, many questioned whether it was all a hoax — but no explanation other than the paranormal has ever been convincingly put forward.

Now, the episode is to be revisited in a film, planned for release at Halloween next year.

Just what happened in Enfield, then, all those years ago? Where are the Hodgsons now, and have they escaped their ghosts? Could they have made the whole episode up? And who lives at 284 Green Street now?

The story, as the Hodgson family told it, begins in 1977. Peggy Hodgson was unusual, at the time, in that she was a single mother to four children — Margaret, 12, Janet, 11, Johnny, ten, and Billy, seven — having split from their father.

It was the evening of August 30, 1977, and Mrs Hodgson was keen to get her children into bed. She heard Janet complaining from upstairs that her and her brothers’ beds were wobbling.

Mrs Hodgson told her daughter to stop mucking around. The following evening, however, there was an altogether more bizarre disturbance. Mrs Hodgson heard a crash from upstairs. Cross, she went to tell her children to settle down.

Entering their bedroom, with Janet’s Starsky & Hutch posters on the wall, Mrs Hodgson saw the chest of drawers move. She pushed it back, but found that it was being propelled towards the door by an invisible force. It seemed as if some supernatural presence was trying to trap the family in the room with the heavy oak chest.

Many years later, Janet would tell a Channel 4 documentary: ‘It started in a back bedroom, the chest of drawers moved, and you could hear shuffling. Mum said: “I want you to pack it in.”

‘We told her what was going on, and she came to see it for herself. She saw the chest of drawers moving. When she tried to push it back, she couldn’t.’

Janet’s sister Margaret explained how the activity increased.

‘There were strange little noises in the house, you couldn’t make out what was going on. None of us got slept.

‘We put on our dressing gowns and slippers and went next door.’

The family appealed for help from their neighbours, Vic and Peggy Nottingham. Vic, a burly builder, went to investigate.

He says: ‘I went in there and I couldn’t make out these noises — there was a knocking on the wall, in the bedroom, on the ceiling. I was beginning to get a bit frightened.’

Margaret adds: ‘He said: “I don’t know what to do.” I’d never seen a big man like that looking scared.’

The Hodgsons called the police, who proved to be similarly mystified. WPC  Carolyn Heeps saw a chair move.

She said at the time: ‘A large armchair moved, unassisted, 4 ft across the floor.’

She inspected the chair for hidden wires, but could find no explanation for what she had seen.

Eventually, the officers left, telling the family that the incidents were not a police matter, as they couldn’t find anyone breaking the law.

Next, the Hodgsons contacted the Press. Daily Mirror photographer Graham Morris, who visited the house, says: ‘It was chaos, things started flying around, people were screaming.’

Some of the events were captured on camera, and the images are disturbing. One shows Janet’s elfin form apparently being thrown across the room.

In others, her face is distorted in pain.

The BBC went to the house, but the crew found the metal components in their tape equipment had been twisted, and recordings erased.

Next, the family sought help from the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). It sent investigators Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair, a poltergeist expert who subsequently wrote a book, This House Is Haunted, about the affair.

The author Will Storr spoke to Grosse, who has since died, when researching his own book Will Storr vs The Supernatural, which also features the case. Grosse told him: ‘As soon as I got there, I realised that the case was real because the family was in a bad state. Everybody was in chaos.

‘When I first got there, nothing happened for a while. Then I experienced Lego pieces flying across the room, and marbles, and the extraordinary thing was, when you picked them up they were hot.

‘I was standing in the kitchen and a T-shirt leapt off the table and flew into the other side of the room while I was standing by it.’

The investigators found themselves caught in a maelstrom of apparently psychic activity, with every poltergeist trick thrown at them. Sofas levitated, furniture spun round and was flung across the room, and the family would be hurled out of their beds at night.

One day, Maurice and a visiting neighbour found one of the children shouting: ‘I can’t move! It’s holding my leg!’ They had to wrestle the child from what all involved insisted was the grip of invisible hands.

The ongoing knocking was one of the most chilling aspects of the case. It would run down the wall, fading in and out as it apparently played an unnerving game with the family — who became so scared that they slept in the same room, with the light on.

Most of the activity centred on 11-year-old Janet. She went into violent trances, which were awful to behold. On one occasion, the iron fireplace in her bedroom was wrenched from the wall by unseen forces.

Family members also claim to have seen her levitating — floating clean across the room.

She told Channel 4: ‘I felt used by a force that nobody understands. I really don’t like to think about it too much. I’m not sure the poltergeist was truly “evil”. It was almost as if it wanted to be part of our family.

‘It didn’t want to hurt us. It had died there and wanted to be at rest. The only way it could communicate was through me and my sister.’

Some cast doubt on the events, however. Two SPR experts caught the children bending spoons themselves, and questioned why no one was allowed in the same room as Janet when she was using her gruff voice, apparently that of Bill Wilkins.

Indeed, Janet admitted that they fabricated some of the occurrences.

She told ITV News in 1980: ‘Oh yeah, once or twice (we faked phenomena), just to see if Mr Grosse and Mr Playfair would catch us. They always did.’

Now aged 45, Janet lives in Essex with her husband, a retired milkman.

She told me: ‘I wasn’t very happy to hear about the film, I didn’t know anything about it. My dad has just died, and it really upset me to think of all this being raked over again.’

She describes the poltergeist activity as traumatic.

‘It was an extraordinary case. It’s one of the most recognised cases of paranormal activity in the world. But, for me, it was quite daunting. I think it really left its mark, the activities, the newspaper attention, the different people in and out of the house. It wasn’t a normal childhood.’

Asked how much of the phenomena at Green Street was faked, she says: ‘I’d say 2 per cent.’

She also admitted playing with an Ouija board with her sister, just before the activity flared up at the house.

She says she was unaware that she went into trances, until she was shown pictures.

‘I recall being very distressed by the photos when I was a child, I was very upset.

‘I knew when the voices were happening, of course, it felt like something was behind me all of the time. They did all sorts of tests, filling my mouth with water and so on, but the voices still came out.’

She says: ‘It was hard, I had a short spell in the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital in London, where they stuck electrodes on my head, but the tests proved normal.

‘The levitation was scary, because you didn’t know where you were going to land. I remember a curtain being wound around my neck, I was screaming, I thought I was going to die.

‘My mum had to use all her strength to rip it away. The man who spoke through me, Bill, seemed angry, because we were in his house.’

The situation had a huge effect on the family.

Janet says: ‘I was bullied at school. They called me Ghost Girl and put crane flies down my back.

‘I’d dread going home. The front door would be open, there’d be people in and out, you didn’t know what to expect and I used to worry a lot about Mum. She had a nervous breakdown, in the end.

‘I’m not one for living in the past. I want to move on. But it does come to me now and again. I dream about it, and then it affects me. I think why did it happen to us?’

Her brother was called ‘freak boy from the Ghost House’ and people would spit at him in the street.

Janet herself was on the front page of the Daily Star with a headline: ‘Possessed by the Devil.’

She left home at 16, and married young.

‘I lost touch with everything, all the coverage of the case in paranormal books. My mum felt people walked over her at that time. She felt exploited.’

Shortly after the Press attention drifted away, Janet’s younger brother Johnny died of cancer, aged just 14. Janet’s mother then developed breast cancer, dying in 2003, and Janet suffered the loss of her own son, in his sleep, when he was 18.

She rejects any suggestion that the whole story was faked in pursuit of fame or money.

‘I didn’t want to bring it up again while my mum was alive, but now I want to tell my story. I don’t care whether people believe me or not, I went through this, and it was true.’

Asked whether she believes the house is still haunted, she says: ‘Years later, when Mum was alive, there was always a presence there — something watching over you.

'As long as people don’t meddle the way we did with Ouija boards, it is quite settled. It is a lot calmer than when I was a child. It is at rest, but will always be there.’

Janet reports that it was a priest’s visit to Green Street that resulted in the incidents ‘quietening down’ in autumn 1978, although the occurrences did not stop entirely, she says, with her mother continuing to hear noises in the house.

Janet says: ‘Even my brother, until the day he left that place after Mum died, would say: “There’s still something there.” You’d feel like you were being watched.’

Janet said she continues to believe in the poltergeist, saying: ‘It lived off me, off my energy. Call me mad if you like. Those events did happen. The poltergeist was with me and I feel that in a sense he always will be.’ Who lives at 284 Green Street now?

After Peggy Hodgson died, Clare Bennett and her four sons moved into the house.

Last week, she said: ‘I didn’t see anything, but I felt uncomfortable. There was definitely some kind of presence in the house, I always felt like someone was looking at me.’

Her sons would wake in the night, hearing people talking downstairs. Clare then found out about the house’s history. ‘Suddenly, it all made sense,’ she says. They moved out after just two months.

One of her sons, Shaka, 15, says: ‘The night before we moved out, I woke up and saw a man come into the room. I ran into Mum’s room and said: “We’ve got to move,” and we did the next day.’

The house is currently occupied by another family, who do not wish to be identified. The mother says simply: ‘I’ve got children, they don’t know about it. I don’t want to scare them.’

Though cynics may scoff, the story of the Enfield Poltergeist has clearly lost none of its frightening power.


GRAYL Water Filtration Cup

The GRAYL Water Filtration Cup is a great source of clean water wherever you go. It’s filtration system can remove  99.94% of protozoan cysts and 99.99% of bacteria. It also filters chemicals and heavy metals. The components are: outer cup, inner cup, flip-lock lid, and Trail Filter.

This is a weirdly specific problem to have come up for me twice in one month, but it’s hard to give a character metal powers without making it look like they have a more general form of telekinesis. So many objects have metal components in them that it’s hard to to pin that one element down as the thing that is being manipulated.

For example, you could have told me that Max was a water bender and he was moving the soup inside the soup can. That would have made just as much sense during his first display of power.

The other time this came up is the recent episode of Steven Universe where Peridot was revealed to have metal manipulating powers. Or so we’re told. Steven shouts, “Metal Powers!” when we see it happen for the first time, but I honestly have no idea how in the hell HE figured that out, let alone how the audience was supposed to. Tablets are mostly made of plastic. Whenever I’ve been to a carnival, the ring-toss rings (which Peridot plays with in the next scene) have been made out of rubber.  And Peridot doesn’t even TRY to move something that is completely non-metal, so how does SHE know that she only has metal powers?? 

By comparison, this panel with Max pretty clearly explains that magnetism is the key component at work. Max’s specific goal is to get the scooter, but he picks up a few random metallic objects as well because… well… magnets. That’s how they work. The comic has been cagey up until this point about what exactly he can do because this is the big reveal, and it is well executed. Max has magnetic super powers. No need for a star clad child to shout about it.


Red Jammers are buses used at Glacier National Park in the United States to transport park visitors. While the buses are called reds, the bus drivers are called jammers because of the sound the gears made when shifting on the steep roads of the park. The “jamming” sound came from the unsynchronised transmissions, where double-clutching was a must.

Originally tested at Yosemite National Park in California in 1935, they were manufactured as the Model 706 by the White Motor Company from 1936-1939. The distinctive vehicles, with roll-back canvas convertible tops, were the product of noted industrial designer Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, and originally operated in seven National Parks. Glacier National Park still operates 33 of their original buses today on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, United States, where they are referred to as Red Jammers. Glacier’s “missing” buses still survive to this day. The park kept one in original condition at its headquarters in West Glacier, while the other operates in Anaconda, MT giving tourists a ride around the town. Yellowstone National Park park runs seven of their original 98 and also keeps one in its original condition. In addition, Gettysburg National Battlefield runs two of Yellowstone’s buses for tourists.

Glacier’s two were modified between 2000-2002 by Ford Motor Company in conjunction with TransGlobal in Livonia, Michigan, to run on propane or gas to lessen their environmental impact.[1] The bodies were removed from their original chassis and built upon modern Ford E-Series van chassis.[2] The original standard transmissions were also replaced in 1989 with newer automatics, removing the trademark “jamming” sound. Yellowstone’s seven buses were restored in 2007 by TransGlobal.

Key changes made to the Red Buses include:

Powertrain/Fuel System – The          original carbureted gasoline engine was removed and replaced with a          new fuel-injected 5.4L bi-fuel engine, capable of running on either          gasoline or LPG (propane). An all-new exhaust system also was          provided.
         Chassis – The original chassis was removed and replaced with an          E-450 chassis modified to fit the Red Bus body.
         Brakes – The brake system was replaced with a production          4-wheel disc ABS system.
         Windows and Lights – All windows were replaced with safety          glass and external lights were replaced or repaired and brought up to          current standards.

Along with the new technology, extreme        care was taken to maintain the charm and historic integrity of the        buses. Technology and safety were key, but comfort also was important.        Examples include:

Body – The original body of the          Red Bus was carefully removed from the chassis. Damaged areas were          repaired, cleaned and repainted in the original color scheme. New          sheet metal or fiberglass components were blended into the vehicle          where needed, such as the fender wells and the rear door. In addition,          all the door latches were replaced and the plywood floors were          replaced with composite aluminum sheeting.
         Seating – All passenger and driver seats were refurbished with          new comfortable fire-retardant material. New padding was added to the          handrails on the seat backs.
         Running Boards – Running boards were replaced, but remain          consistent with the original design.
         Ornamentation – When possible, original ornamentation was          refurbished. When replacement was needed, it was done with component          designs consistent with the original.

Day 15 - Phosphorus

In the third Period and the fifteenth Group, there is about 750 grams of Phosphorus in each human body.

Phosphorus has a very interesting discovery story - a German was trying to find a way to turn regular metals into gold, using components found in urine. He didn’t fine his magical element, but he did isolate phosphorus!

It has been theorized that the phosphorus on Earth will run out soon, and when that happens it would throw out agricultural systems into chaos.

When you strike a strike-anywhere match, you’re using phosphorus! White phosphorus is extremely flammable, and is used in the head of these matches.

It is sometimes called the devil’s element because of its explosive properties and the fact that it was the thirteenth element discovered.

anonymous asked:

“I’m a mechanic and you start to show up at my shop every few weeks with a banged up car. A DIFFERENT banged up car every time. And I really think I saw some bullet holes in the last one so… I didn’t want to call the police but I also really don’t want to get involved in something sketchy….. pls” AU in nalu! Don't rush I know your working on your multi chap fic so I'm fine with waiting!

I actually really liked this one, so of course, I got a little carried away :’)

Hope you like it!

The day was hot and sticky for Lucy. Constantly being out in the sun and stuck under giant hunks of burning metal really did a number on her sometimes. She couldn’t even remember how many times she cursed that damn maintenance man for insisting he fixed the air conditioning, even though she was pretty sure he whacked it with a hammer a few times and called it a day.

Wiping a drop of sweat from her brow, she continued to fumble with the mess above her. A jumble of wires and metal components were splayed to her like a giant jigsaw puzzle. She just didn’t understand how one person could manage to fuck up a car like this.

She will never understand those people who think they can fix anything without any training. They see one infomercial and go to work as if they think they have a masters degree in it, it was ridiculous. Deciding to just start all over, Lucy yanked out the damaged piece of scrapped parts from above her.

She slid out from underneath a truck and studied the piece in the sunlight that now shone on it. She wiped off some grease and stood up, bringing it over to her work station.

“I’m sweating my balls off here, where the hell is that technician guy?” she heard a voice. Looking up she saw a man, clad in a jumpsuit dirited in grease stains. He was busy tying up his mane of black hair into a ponytail, as he kicked a box of tools out from his path. He wiped his sweaty forehead with his arm, which only resulted in a smudge of grease being swiped across his skin.

Lucy smiled absently at this and said nothing about it. “No idea. Doesn’t matter anyways, not like anyone’s gonna come out of their homes in this heat.”

She busied herself with her car part, trying to find whatever was wrong with the thing, and peered in a part of the rim. “Hey hand me that wrench will ya?”

Holding her hand out, she waited patiently for him. As seconds passed and no wrench was in her hand, she moved her gaze up towards the man slumped in a chair.

Hey,” she called out. Nothing. “Gajeel!”

His gaze slipped down to her, uninterested. “Princess?”

Lucy huffed a glower at him. He knew she hated that nickname. That and ‘bunny girl’, she never understood why he made that a thing. He only said it to piss her off at times, as the jackass did on the usual, and Lucy realized then what he wanted.

With a roll of her eyes, she sighed out.  “Boss?”

Jumping up to his feet, he sauntered towards the toolbox for her. She watched with a tick in her eye. He was only newly promoted and he acted as if he owned the entire car repair business. She wasn’t even that prissy…anymore.

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Nanocomposites May Offer New Weapon To Help MRI Kill Tumors

Just yesterday we were talking about how nanoparticles appear set to advance imaging using terahertz radiation. In that case, researchers announced they had made strides in using nanoscopic rolled sheets of atoms called carbon nanotubes to detect terahertz wavelengths for medical and other applications.

As if not to be outdone, now scientists say they might be able to teach one of the workhorses of modern medical diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, some new tricks. 

A team says they have built magnetic composite nanoparticles–iron oxide molecules embedded within silica or polymers–that can be guided by an MRI’s powerful magnets within a disease site like a tumor. Once at their target, the particles can increase the contrast of an MRI image to help doctors diagnose disease better, be heated using the machine’s magnetic fields to destroy cells and tissue or release a payload of drugs.

The researchers, led by Rice University chemist Lon Wilson and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute scientist Paolo Decuzzi, expect the particles to degrade quickly in the body and be excreted within a few days. They also seem to work with less iron than current techniques that use the metal.

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