other earth

Usually you’d say that it is no secret that you have a crush on one of your best friends, but this time it really was a secret that you shared with no one. Mostly because you didn’t even know if it had ever the chance to developed into something more than the tiny little crush that it was. Maybe you just had to the feeling to have a crush on your best friend, Peter Parker, because he was literally the most kind and understanding person you’ve ever met. There was no other person on this earth that got you like he did. 

Or you never wanted to find someone else that might did. Peter was all you’ve ever wanted and needed. 

You’ve been friends with him for years, in which you grew so close together that you shared every secret, every fear, every confession—besides the most important one—that your crush was growing into something more. Scared of your own feelings, you sat down in the little park close by where Peter with his Aunt May lived and waited for him. It was freezing cold outside and you forgot to bring a jacket along with you, rubbing the sides of your arms to keep you warm in a way pitiful way. 

And then you saw him jogging toward you. “I’m so sorry,“ he apologized as he reached you. “May… she, uhm, she really needed something from the store and I had to get it quickly. Sorry for letting you wait.”

“Sounds like a bad excuse, but I will get you pass with it.“ you chuckled. 

Peter was already making the next move before he stopped himself, eyeing you frowning. “You’re shivering,“ he said. 

“You observed that very well,“ you joked. “I forgot my jacket at home.“ 

“Wait,“ he called out, “you can have mine!” 

Not even having the chance to deny his offer, he opened up his backpack and pulled out his favorite sweatshirt jacket, holding it up to you. “Here, take it,“ he said, closing his backpack again. 

Nervously, you grabbed the jacket, putting your own bag down on the bench you were sitting on as you put it on. The smell reminded you of his flat and him, causing you to smile with burning cheeks. The next moment you glanced up, noticing that Peter had caught you smiling like an idiot. “Thank you,“ you tried to cover it up. “It smells like Aunt May,“ 

The smile from his lips vanished. “No, it doesn’t. It smells like me and will remind you,“ he defended himself with a wink at the end. 

You rolled your eyes, pulling him with you, so you could finally catch the move the two of you wanted to see. 


Peter insisted that you would keep his jacket after bringing you home. He didn’t need to, especially because he lived in a complete different neighborhood but he told you that he wanted you to get home safely. It were those sweet, little things that made you fall for him even harder and there was no stopping in sight. 

You kept on his jacket until you went the bed, being a weirdo and inhaling the smell of it. You sighed. This wasn’t supposed to go like this. Peter and you should stay friends, it was easier that way but god knows that life wasn’t made like that. Of course, you had to fall for him. 

On the next day, Peter wasn’t going on the phone, later at the evening messaging you that he had a crazy day and that you didn’t need to wash or worry about the jacket. 

On Monday, you put the jacket in your bag, thinking that he might want it back because it was his favorite one and miss it. You walked up to his locker. “Hey Peter,“ you greeted him. 

“Hey,“ he smiled brightly.

“I brought your jacket with me. I thought you might wanted it back by now.“ you explained. “Thank you for borrowing it to me.“ 

Peter shook his head. “No, I don’t need it back.“ he said, leaving you a little confused. Even if he didn’t need it back, he could take it back or couldn’t he? “To be honest, it…it looks way better on you than it does on me.“

And there he got you again—standing awkwardly in front of him with blushing cheeks and a shy smile on your lips. Peter smiled back to you, which comforted you somehow. “Would you wear it for me?“ he suddenly asked you. 

“Right now?“ 

Shyly, he pressed his lips together and nodded. You gulped unnoticeably, still doing him this favor by pulling it out of your bag and changing it with your own jacket. You felt his eyes on you, following every move you did. It was weird, yet the thought of him liking you in his jacket gave you a fuzzing, warm feeling in your stomach. 

“Better?“ you asked him confidently. 

A grin appeared on his lips. “Yeah, definitely.“ 




I wrote this within twenty minutes and I kind of like it. It’s very sweet and innocent. I think I might should write more happy imagines before my blog ends up in only angsty imagines! x

Quite a few have been saying:”But what about laughing?”, in the comments of my ‘Weird Human Reactions to Fear: the Singing Edition’ post. My question is: do you know why humans laugh when shit gets real?

Laughter is our brain’s Blue Screen of Death.

Where a computer would throw up an error and possibly crash, our brains go:”well, shit”, and hit the big red button labelled: ‘LAUGHTER (and possibly applause, but probably not applause)’. Since we need our brains 24/7, we don’t have the luxury of error messages. So our brains buy some time to figure out what’s going on by making us laugh in the weirdest situations.

Imminent doom? Laugh.

Absolutely livid? Laugh.

Distraught? Laugh.

Pretty sure you’re gonna die? Laugh.

I mean, we can’t be sure the aliens don’t have brains that work the same way, but seeing as other animals on Planet Earth don’t really have that either… that’d probably freak them the fuck out too.

Not only do the gangly bipeds sing when they’re scared, they could just as easily start laughing.

The Fan’s Guide to the Altean Language

UPDATED FOR SEASON 4 - First update for season 4

Thank you all for your overwhelming support. I plan on updating this guide for every season, so stay tuned! For a more indepth guide to season 3, check out @butteredonions post here!

New season updates will be within 1 week of premier

Questions? Comments? Want to chat? Let me know! Due to the popularity of this post, I may not see commentary in the tags, so hit up my askbox, the messenger, or the comment feature on the post.

With the increase of alien characters in season 3, we are getting away from this being purely the Altean language. Unfortunately, there’s no real way of knowing what is and isn’t considered “altean”, so I’m just going to continue to use “Altean Language” as the tag.

Units of time (Confirmed with Official Guidebook!)

  • Quintant = 1 day
  • Deca-Phoeb = 1 year
  • Phoeb = 1 month
  • Dobosh = minute
  • Varga = hour
  • Tick = a tad longer than a second
  • movement = week
  • @saiikavon has pointed out that in S2E8, the Blades of Marmora base would be closed for 2 quintants. When they mention that 10 Vargas have passed, Lance correctly estimates another 30 Vargas until the base is open again. From this it can be assumed that 2 Quintants = 40 Vargas or 1 Quintant = 20 Vargas.  

Planets/regions and Inhabitants 

  • Olkarion, home of the Olkari (Voltron Coalition HQ)
  • Arus, home of the Arusians
  • Taujeer, home of the Taujeerians
  • Daibazaal, home of the Galra (destroyed)
  • Altea, home of the Alteans (destroyed)
  • Puig, home of the Puigian
  • Unnamed planet, home of the cubserions
  • Valurian Quadrant, home of the Tando people
  • Kythra, has desert tribes
  • Ulippa system, contains ice worms
  • Paglium quadrant
  • Thayserix (planet), unknown if inhabited
  • Va’kar quadrant
  • Thaldycon system
  • Unilu, homeland unknown
  • Signa 3 quadrant - overrun by rebels
  • Fimm System
  • Reiphod (Planet) - recently liberated by rebels
  • Quadrant Omega-Raylar-6
  • Karthan-Sigma Quadrant
  • Kraydah’s Moon - Rebel base
  • Unknown planet (destroyed) - Rebel memorial site
  • Unknown asteroid - Matt’s communication outpost
  • Naxzela (Planet) - Formerly a decommissioned Altean Terra-forming planet. Major Galra base. Part of the Rebulon Zone.
  • Vantax-5 -Galra satellite relay orbiting it
  • Teq (planet) - Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon nearby
  • Senfama (planet) - Jungle planet. Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon
  • Sector Zar-Niomofor
  • Nah-veer-5 (unstable star)
  • Zone Everall 71
  • Zones Rebulon 4-69 (Naxzela is in one of these zones)

Phrases

  • Stick out like a choferiaks nose
  • blown straight to Wozblay
  • faster than an angry klanmüirl
  • Jump like a spritely clovenheifer
  • mad as a wet chüper
  • linked at the ears like a pack of yalmor
  • crack a squizzle on the balmera (I.E. break a leg)
  • puffed up like a Trufalian meringue
  • hold your gazurgas (I.E. hold your horses)
  • and I’m the phloban of Gargalaz (I.E. I’m the king of France)
  • what, in the name of King Groggery the infirm, is going on?
  • a day late and a fertonium short
  • from her to Vlexlar
  • hello bii-bohs and boh-biis
  • what the ruggle is that?

Random

  • Nunvill - a purple beverage that purportedly tastes like hotdog water and feet. Other commentary includes “the nectar of the gods”, “makes a wonderful hair tonic”, and “settles the stomach and brightens your smile”
  • Quiznak - a swear word, similar in use to Fuck, crap, or hell (ie: “Oh quiznak” or “What the quiznak”)
  • Quintessence - a type of energy. Context from the world indicates that it is likely some form of Life/spirit energy [EDIT] It’s a real word! According to dictionary.com : noun1.the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.2.the most perfect embodiment of something.3.(in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element,ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies,the others being air, fire, earth, and water. Thanks @nickelpenn for the info!
  • Weblum - a giant space worm that eats dead planets, repurposing the material into “the building blocks of new solar systems”. They produce the scaultrite mineral, used for Altean Teludav lenses.
  • Sloven-de-hoe - literally the altean word for “gone”
  • Duflax - an altean creature with a beak and webbed feet.
  • Xznly Squiwl - an altean creature with a white body and 4 limbs
  • bogwaggle cape - a type of cape that Coran claims he trained to sing his theme song when he walked in a room
  • Hoktril - a device from the alternate reality that is embedded in the back of the subjects head, eliminating their “will”. Basically turns them into mind controlled puppets
  • Skort pantaloons - a breathable trouser worn by the Tando people. Worn by the aliens who rescued Matt.
  • Klygarg - a computer used to record logs. Used by Vakala and his partner
  • Guns of Gamara - a resistance group in the alternate reality.
  • Zaipirium siege - an event in Galra history. The underwater Galra base from this period is implied to be very old
  • Fluuto beans - “…No more beans for Hunk” - Lance
  • Conscious-neezy mind enhancers - pills containing parasitic worms (never bargain with shady Unilu running illegal enhancement shops out of their wheelchairs)
  • Swathian Meerakeet - giant lizard-armadillo that is attracted to lights.
  • Zaiforge cannons - very powerful galra cannons. Commandeered by the rebels and Blades of Marmora
  • Sincline ships - Lotor’s trans-reality ships. A nod to Lotor’s origional GoLion name


Other useful info

  • The paladins left earth on a monday (S1E2)
  • Cryopod, cryo replenishers, and sleep pods have all been used to describe the same unit
  • The black lion is largest, the yellow/blue lions next largest, and the red/green ones the smallest. So Lance and Hunks lions would be described as about the same size
  • The swords the blades of Mamora use are made of Luxite, which is rare
  • Coran accompanied his Grandfather while the castle of lions was being built, potentially putting his age in the 600s (not counting the 10k year cryo-sleep)
  • He/him pronouns are used for Pidge until S1E6, and She/her pronouns from S1E6 onwards
  • Coran’s full name is Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythe
  • Haggar’s altean name is Honerva. Her official title is High Priestess
  • On Altea, the color pink is used to honor fallen warriors
  • The mice are Platt (largest), Chulatt (blue fur/eyes), Plachu (Blue fur, red eyes), and Chuchule (pink fur)
  • The Holt family dog was originally named Gunther, later changed to Bae Bae (in honor of the studio’s late pet)
  • The dates on Matt’s tombstone are 0010-05-25 to 0014-04-28. This format may be the correct date format, as Pidge didn’t realize anything was off until she realized Matt’s b-day was wrong
  • The coordinates for Matt’s base are 19.82.05.11
  • Alteans don’t get brain freeze

Birthdays

  • Hunk - January 13th
  • Shiro - Febuary 29th (leap day)
  • Pidge - April 3rd
  • Lance - July 28th
  • Keith - October 23rd
  • Allura -  Unknown as of 10/20/17
  • Coran -  Unknown as of 10/20/17

Original Paladins

  • Black - Zarkon of Daibazaal
  • Yellow - Gyrga from Rygnirath
  • Green - Trigel of the Dalterion Belt
  • Blue - Blaytz from Nalquod
  • Red - Alfor of Altea

Lotor’s generals

  • Zethrid - big, with the fluffy ears
  • Narti - the blind lizard woman
  • Ezor - the bubbly, giggly one
  • Acxa - Weblum galra (spelling confirmed on official voltron page)
  • Kova - the space cat, assuming the one with Narti is the same as the one Haggar used to have

Rebel Commanders

  • Ozar - The blue guy who talks with Pidge
  • Te-osh (deceased) - rescued Matt
  • Olia - star fox

Galra squadrons (all hunting Lotor btw)

  • Squadron Erto
  • Fighter squadrons Djalg 14 & 15
We Just Identified More Than 200 New (Potential) Planets

The Kepler space telescope is our first mission capable of identifying Earth-size planets around other stars. On Monday, June 19, 2017, scientists from many countries gathered at our Ames Research Center to talk about the latest results from the spacecraft, which include the identification of more than 200 potential new worlds! Here’s what you need to know:

We found 219 new planet candidates.

All of these worlds were found in a patch of sky near the Cygnus constellation in our Milky Way galaxy. Between 2009 and 2013, Kepler searched more than 200,000 stars in the region for orbiting planets. The 219 new planet candidates are part of the more than 4,000 planet candidates and 2,300 confirmed planets Kepler has identified to date.

Ten of these worlds are like our own.

Out of the 219 new planet candidates, 10 are possibly rocky, terrestrial worlds and orbit their star in the habitable zone – the range of distances from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

Small planets come in two sizes.

Kepler has opened up our eyes to the existence of many small worlds. It turns out a lot of these planets are either approximately 1.5 times the size of Earth or just smaller than Neptune. The cool names given to planets of these sizes? Super Earths and mini-Neptunes.

Some of the new planets could be habitable. 

Water is a key ingredient to life as we know it. Many of the new planet candidates are likely to have small rocky cores enveloped by a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium, and some are thought to be ocean worlds. That doesn’t necessarily mean the oceans of these planets are full of water, but we can dream, can’t we?

Other Earths are out there.

Kepler’s survey has made it possible for us to measure the number of Earth-size habitable zone planets in our galaxy. Determining how many planets like our own that exist is the big question we’ll explore next.

The hunt for new planets continues.

Kepler continues to search for planets in different regions of space. With the launch of our Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in 2018, we’re going to search for planets nearest the sun and measure the composition of their atmospheres. In the mid-2020s, we have our sights on taking a picture of small planets like Earth with our Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

*All images of planets are artist illustrations.

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everything about harry just works for him but only him like if any other man on earth came up to me wearing skinny jeans and a hawaiian t shirt unbuttoned down to his belly button and rings on each of his fingers i’d call the cops