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There have been years that felt like we were onto something, like we might actually eradicate this thing… Those were usually followed by years of utter despair, like this whole fucking thing was a giant waste of time, It feels like the past few years were more of the latter. We haven’t had a breakthrough since the passive vaccine test we ran, what?… five years ago? Now this entire lab has been compromised and the higher-ups have decided to abandon the university. I’m just fuckin’ tired, I can’t do this anymore - I’m not gonna do this anymore. If you’ve made it here looking for the others, they’ve all returned to St. Mary’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. You’ll find them there, still trying to save the world… Good luck with that.

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FIREFLIES by Tsuneaki Hiramitsu

The yellow dots are attacking from the dark forests! Kidding. These photos are actually of fireflies lighting up at night. Okayama-based photographer Tsuneaki Hiramitsu has taken shots of fireflies for years, often going out of the city and into dark, wooded areas where the fireflies reside.

His process in capturing the yellow dots involves shooting 8-second long exposure photos, then stitching the images together to achieve the dreamlike scenes. Though many of us city slickers haven’t experienced seeing fireflies in the flesh, a photo series like this encourages us to take that out of town trip and experience Mother Nature’s beauty for ourselves.

Fireflies
  • Fireflies
  • Owl City
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Fireflies - Owl City (2009)

Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
The disco ball is just hanging by a thread