prof scientist

Ten moment, kiedy nie wiesz, jak reklamować pewną konferencję: tym, że organizują ją świetni ludzie, rozbudowanym programem, dobrym cateringiem, przyjazdem jednego z najlepszych profesorów z danej dziedziny, faktem, że prowadzisz jego sesję, czy może sukienką, którą podczas rzeczonej sesji założysz.

All the AUs so far!

Gem au: An au where all the heroes are gems. Also the Prof.Brainstorm is a corrupted gem, that stays with Electric boogaloo who is a bumblebee jasper.

Danny phantom au: It’s what it sounds like, with all the heroes plants and zombie in the danny phantom universe. Prof. Brainstorm is a scientist that started to get haunted by a ghost oneday, (Electric boogaloo), and something ends up going wrong. So, hilarity ensues.

Fantasy au: All the heroes are mythological creatures (Besides zombies). Prof. Brainstorm is a skeleton kinda?… It’s complicated… And Electric Boogaloo is a werewolf.

Power Swap au: Thanks to an invention made by Prof.Brainstorm the heroes can swap powers at the flip of a switch. But the prof can’t use the machine himself since he still needs to operate said machine. Until one day the machine short circuits destroying said machine in the process, but swapping the prof’s abilities with Electric Boogaloo powers. So, Boogaloo has to fix said machine, before the prof loses control of Boogaloo’s powers.

Swap au: The simple version is that plants are now zombies, and zombies are now plants… It gets complicated though. The prof is a zombie who was turned into a parsnip by zomboss. And boogaloo is a thyme warp, and one of the main agents at L.E.A.F.

Monster au: Thanks to a sort of highly contagious disease made by zomboss all of the zombies are becoming these monstrous abominations. Now the plants have to avoid catching the bug themselves, while trying to make a cure, and while also trying to stop zomboss from achieving his goal.

Viva Pinata au: All the plants and zombies are pinatas like in the game this au is based on.

So, that is all the aus that me and mod floof have made thus far. We’ll edit and add more as we make more, but here’s what we have thus far. ~Mod Prof


The Civil War Air Force — The Union Army Balloon Corps

At the outset of the American Civil War US President Abraham Lincoln had the brilliant idea of developing some kind of aerial weapon to use against the Confederacy.  For the past century, brave aeronauts had been flying lighter than air balloons and accomplishing many amazing feats.  Lincoln believed that surely there was some way to use such technology for warfare.  On June 11th, 1861 the aeronaut and scientist Prof. Thaddeus C. Lowe proposed his idea for using balloons for aerial reconnaissance.  Imagine, in the mid 19th century, being able to see your enemy’s position and movements, what a powerful tool to have in a military arsenal.  Prof. Lowe demonstrated proof of his concept by flying one of his own balloons 500 feet above the White House, and using a telegraph line to instantly communicate all that he saw. Lincoln was impressed, and immediately appointed Lowe as chief aeronaut of the newly formed Union Army Balloon Corps.

Prof. Lowe recruited 8 other aeronauts, as well as several engineers, chemists, topographers, and workers into the Corps.  At its height, the Balloon Corps consisted of 7 balloons; the Eagle, Constitution, Washington, Intrepid, Excelsior, and United States. The Balloons Corps operated in several important battles, including Bull Run, Yorktown, the Peninsular Campaign, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.  The aeronauts and crew of the Corps used several methods of communication, including telegraph lines (when used in tethered flight) hand signals, mirror signals, flames, and flag signals.  While the aeronauts of the Corps often provided vital information on Confederate troop movements, they also found way to use the balloon as a deadly weapon.  Using flag signals, aeronauts were able to direct blind artillery strikes on enemy positions, using certain signals to communicate if the shots were hitting too short or far.  The use of aircraft to direct artillery fire in combat would become a staple of combat even up to this day.  The most incredible operation of the Balloon Corps was a naval based balloon named Washington, which operated off of a flat top barge called the Washington Park Custis off the Atlantic coast, flying inland to spy on Confederate coastal fortifications.  It is quite possibly history’s first use of the aircraft carrier.

Sadly, despite all that they had accomplished, most Union commanders were unimpressed, or even outright despised the Balloon Corps.  It was newfangled technology that few understood, and many saw the Balloon Corps as a band of carnival entertainers who were bilking the Union Army.  In 1863 the Union Army decided to cut the funding to the Balloon Corps and cut the pay of its men.  As a result Prof. Thaddeus C. Lowe resigned in frustration.  Without the leadership of Lowe and without proper funding the Balloon Corps quickly fell apart and was disbanded.  It’s such a shame that Union commanders were so short sighted, as the use of observation balloons would become a staple of later conflicts especially World War I, and the use of aerial reconnaissance is still commonly practiced today.  While the Union Army had little interest in the Balloon Corps, the Confederates were certainly amazed by the idea.  During the Civil War they tried to create their own corps, however the non-industrialized south lacked the resources, technology, and technical know-how to operate such an organization. and the Confederate Balloon Corps never came close to matching its Union counterpart.