mud and sand

People leaving long comments on fanfics?
You’re beautiful beings and I love you

People quoting your writing in their comments?
You’re the reason a writer somewhere is smiling like an idiot

People making constructive criticism or helping you correct a mistake (or betaing you!)
Your time and effort is invaluable. You’re generous and kind.

People leaving many short comments as they read?
You’re a gift to humanity and I hope your day is as good as you made mine

People leaving comments period?
Insecure writers couldn’t do it without you
You’re the reason fanfics exist

Lightning over the geyser field of Sonoma.

The geyser fields are the site of over 20 geothermal power plants in the Mayacamas mountains. It provides power to a large chunk of coastal California, between San Francisco and Oregon. The steam comes from a layer of greywacke (sandy mud, or muddy sand) sandwitched between two impermeable strata. The heat comes from a magma chamber 7 Km down, and 14 across, part of the subduction related magmatism that crops up along the whole American coast, from Patagonia to Alaska, and related to the ring of fire subduction of the Pacific ocean plate underneath the surrounding plates.


Image credit: Kent Porter/AP

I am from quiet corners and loud playgrounds
And Soup Island where we stirred dirt under a tree,
From scrabble games and spelling bees,
From plastic lunchbox-scented hallways
And tangrams.

I am from Florida family vacations,
Ice cream shops and snorkeling,
From walks to the beach where I learned to swim
And mud slides and sand mermaids,
From cheesy scrapbooks and journals.

I am from staying up late telling ghost stories
And pretending to have a TV show,
From knowing glances and smirks across the room,
From writing and daydreaming of friendships.

I am from the “waste time game” and hide-and-seek,
From New Year’s Eve parades and Fourth of July barbecues,
From thanksgivings at the kids’ table
And black friday shopping in pajamas.

I am from to-do lists and matching socks,
From scrap paper doodles and homemade gifts,
From talking to myself and listening to others,
From dress-up and tea parties.

I am from missing people I barely knew
And missing places I barely remember.
I am from nostalgia;
The future never looks as good.

—  Where I’m From (after George Ella Lyon)

‘Under the Dome’

Low tide at (Rough Island) Island Hill, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
With about an hour to go before sunset, and the forecast for patchy cloud and rain, convinced myself to take the 25 minute drive to Island Hill. Glad I did!
The causeway to the island is exposed for several hours at low tide, and light rain added to the lush colour of the scene.
‘Between the tides, a range of habitats appear from differing grades of mud and sand to boulders and salt marsh. The area is rich in worms, shellfish and other small animals that are a vast food source attracting migratory birds and waders, with some species found in internationally important numbers during the winter. Eelgrass is abundant and is the principle food source of Brent geese, many thousands of which migrate to the Lough during September and October.’

Thanks for asking, my dear @cataroo !

1: what inspires you?
- Music, mostly.

5: do you write scenes in a linear fashion or do you write future scenes/dialogues sometimes?

- linear. I only plan very loosely, so writing ahead doesn’t work; the future scene risks not to get on with the rest in terms of mood, if not of plot.

28: any scene/line you wrote that you didn’t expect to write/that surprised you once it was written?

- the funniest part of writing, for me, is the mutiny; when the characters take over. I grouse, but secretly love it.
Lately? I ended up with a totally unexpected autoerotic scene and was like: no please, Obi. It’s not like we have a plot or anything. Take your time.

40: chapter you’re most proud of in this verse?

- Mh. Hard.
My favourite chapters of mud are the erotic-asphyxiation one and the one where they spend all day in bed.
I like how the smut in sand came out.
And I’m proud of the action parts. Actually, they aren’t any good, but they are so hard for me to write that when I’m done with them I feel proud of myself anyway.

41: chapter that was the most fun to write in this verse?

- Did I mention that I like writing smut?

Golurk in Unova were created long ago as guardians, and the Alolan Golurk is no different. Powered by sacred totems and spiritual energy, the Alolan Golurk, along with its pre-evolution Golett, was molded from mud, wood, and sand by native Alolan islanders to defend their people from the eruptions of Alola’s volcanoes. It unleashes the power of the earth, shifting its hands into drills for powerful Drill Run attacks, or even breaks the earth itself with a mighty Earthquake!

Quotes from ISTP Characters


I’m a damsel… Ugh! I’m in distress. I can handle this. Have a nice day.
Megara, Disney’s Hercules

Who we are and who we have to be to survive are two very different things.
Bellamy Blake, The 100

You need to accept the fact that you’re not the best and have all the will to strive to be better than anyone you face.
Zoro, One Piece

I think I’m gonna go stare at a wall for a while and RETHINK EVERYTHING.
Wendy, Gravity Falls

I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.
Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

People are gunna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, “No, this is who I am.” You want people to look at you differently? Make them! You want to change things, you’re gonna have to go out there and change them yourself, because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.
Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time

You’re worried that I don’t understand your choice, well sometimes that’s the price of doing the right thing.
Melinda May, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m sorry. I couldn’t keep my promise. I wanted to go into a line of work where I could protect people. That’s why I became a detective. But Makishima changed everything. That man will continue to kill people. And yet, the law can’t judge him. As long as I’m a detective, I can’t touch him. This case made me aware… that the law can’t protect people. 
Kougami Shinya, Psycho-Pass

When you make plans, then you have expectations, and when you have expectations, then…you WILL get disappointed.
Luke Danes, Gilmore Girls

I thought that was the point of having people in your life, to have someone to talk to when you are scared.
Peter Bishop, Fringe

I can’t stop you. But you can’t stop me from helping you.
Michonne, The Walking Dead

For a split second, my common sense was overwhelmed by pity.
Turanga Leela,  Futurama

Because you gave us your word. Does that mean nothing?
Bard, The Hobbit

Well, boohoo. I’m so sorry your feelings are hurt, princess.
Bobby Singer, Supernatural

I’m like Icarus, whose wings melted before he could fuck the sun.
Nicky Nichols, Orange is the New Black

Don’t worry, I’ll keep him in trouble.
Mary Morstan, BBC’s Sherlock

How many people does it take to deliver a message?
Shan Yu, Disney’s Mulan

And mothers should know when their children are ready to run.
Hecate Poole, Penny Dreadful

We don’t like you. Now shut up and help us.
Derek Hale, Teen Wolf

I don’t know if men like us find peace.
Cullen Bohannon, Hell on Wheels

Scientists believe no experiment is a failure, that even a mistake advances the evolution of understanding… but all achievement has a price.
Doctor Pulaski, Star Trek: The Next Generation

It’s not magic. It’s talent and sweat.
Gilfoyle, Silicon Valley

I love this stuff. It’s like high stake Legos.
Nick Miller, New Girl

I don’t flirt. I just say what I want.
Jessica Jones, Netflix’s Jessica Jones

My point is we can all shape our destiny, but none of us get to escape our fate.
John Constantine, NBC’s Constantine

Creating Buildings in Your Setting

>>Some other material?
>>Reed mats?
>>>Logs or planks?
>>Some other material?
>>Are interior walls made from different materials than outer walls?

Are they one room buildings, or multi-room?

Are they permanent or temporary?

Who builds them?
>Designated builders?
>The owners?

Are there multi-level buildings?
>How common are they?
>How high can they get?
>What is used to get between the floors?
>>Are there alternative method for those who cannot use the main method, due to health or due to them moving something between the floors?

How safe are the buildings?
>Can their openings be locked to prevent intruders?
>Are they flame resistant?
>Can they withstand an earthquake?
>Are they water-proof?
>Can they withstand high winds?
>>Tornadoes and hurricanes as well, or no?
>Do they offer protection to the people inside of the buildings from things like angry animals or weapons?
>Do the walls dampen sounds so one can safely hold a private conversation?

How long, on average does it take to make a building?
>Does it depend on the type of building?
>>Which type takes the longest?


“Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumber” (Isostrichopus badionotus)

Also known as the Cookie Dough Sea Cucumber, the chocolate chip sea cucumber is a species of Stichopodid sea cucumber which is commonly encountered throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, occurring from North Carolina to the Caribbean and south to Brazil, individuals also occur in western-central Africa. Chocolate chip sea cucumbers typically occur in shallow waters with a wide variety of substrates (sand, mud, rock, etc..). Like most sea cucumbers, I. badionotus is a detritivore combing the sea floor for any detritus it encounters. 


Animalia-Echinodermata-Holothuroideaia-Aspidochrotida-Stichopodidae-Isostichopus-I. badionotus

Images: Hans Hillewaert and Iaszlo-photo

ofvaliancy  asked:

headcanon: lucy has a tendency to not wear shoes. in narnia majority of species don't wear shoes in the first place, and she just *preferred* the feeling of grass and mud and sand between her toes. this 1) would cause quite a 'shock' to foreigners who requested to meet her and 2) made things more difficult for her back in england.


!!! i love this and i agree 100% !!! my inner susan is both smiling fondly and very exasperated !!!! but also !!! padmé has the same tendency !!! she doesn’t wear shoes at home and when she was queen she used to go barefoot a lot in the hallways bc it made her more sneaky and it just feels better to her so !!! smol queen lucy and smol queen padmé running down marble hallways barefoot !!!!! thank you for your time !!!!!