mk 10

What I learned today:

Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) is a saint. No, really.

 He did his best to atone for his clan’s dark past by reforming and rebuilding the Lin Kuei by taking down the toxic influence of Sektor and the other cyber ninjas in both the original and alternate timeline. He even gathered others like him in hopes of reclaiming their ancestry as the descendents of Cryomancers, an extinct group of ice-wielding people who were sentenced to genocide by Shao Kahn himself. 

As a cyborg, he tried his best to save the world from Shao Kahn and the forces of Outworld, even if it meant taking out his undead older brother, the evil Noob Saibot.

In MKX, he invites the MOTHERFUCKIN’ SCORPION to tea(!), and in one sitting, forgives the man for killing his older brother (Bi Han) in the first tournament over a grave misunderstanding, apologizes to the former revenant for the Lin Kuei’s bitter bout with the Shirai-Ryu, and even saves the yellow ninja from an ambush from Frost, his protege. All without batting an eye, or holding any contempt for his former rival.

To add icing to the cake, helps Scorpion find the true killer of his clan (Quan Chi), and continues to aid the Earthrealm Special Forces from further invasions (even “testing” new recruits).

I’m glad that being the last of your family, your clan, and amongst a handful of survivors from a long dead race hasn’t frozen your heart, Sub-Zero.


Musee des Blindés Part 21

1 to 4) AMX-30 “Pluton” Launch Vehicle. French nuclear-armed short-range ballistic missile system launched from a transporter erector launcher platform mounted on an AMX-30 tank chassis. It was designed to provide the tactical part of French nuclear deterrence during the Cold War. The Pluton came in replacement of the U.S.-built “Honest John” missile. It had an operating range between 17 and 120 km, with a error probability of 150 m. The warhead had a yield of 25 kilotons.

5 to 7) AMX Leclerc. French made main battle tank system for French and UAE armed forces. Compared to other main battle tanks of Western origin, the Leclerc took to some rather alternative design directions. It’s one of the lightest modern main battle tanks in service at 54,500 kilograms and is fitted with an autoloader. The autoloader is more commonplace in Soviet tank designs which allows a smaller overall profile while reducing the required crew. As such, only three crew are required to run the Leclerc

8 to 10) Merkava Mk I. Israeli MBT. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1978. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The Merkava features several novel features and prioritized crew protection above all else. The engine is positioned in the front unlike almost every other MBT in the world and gives a extra protection to the crew. The rear of the tank has clamshell folding doors that allows a maximum of six infantry to be carried in the tank.

Submitted by panzerfluch, sorry for posting it so late!

What I really want from season 10 is for Sam and Cas to think everything is fine and Dean is back to normal and for a while things are good.  But every once in a while something about Dean just feels a little…off…but they think “oh, well, it’s just the mark of cain, he’ll be fine.  We’ll figure it out.”  Then come the mid-season finale; in a moment of crisis Sam and Cas’ lives hang on the line and Dean is the only one who can save them, so they turn to him for help and