rather natural

Confession: Sho is my ichiban so it absolutely pains me to say this, but I need to say it. I love him and admire him a lot but sometimes I think he’s too fake. His words and gestures are always calculated, it makes me wonder if he’s really as good as I think and want him to be. Sometimes I look at something he did or said, and I doubt my preference for him. I would rather him be more natural and genuine like Ohno, or even Jun and Aiba to some extent, are.

✨ YANKEE CANDLE ASKS ✨

clean cotton: are you a tidy or messy person?

pink sands: if you could go on holiday/vacation anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

baby powder: do you want to have kids in the future?

lemon lavender: what makes you feel at home?

red raspberry: would you rather live surrounded by nature or in a big city?

shea butter: spa day or netflix day?

aloe water: what mythical creature do you think you would be?

lemongrass & ginger: what’s your favourite film from your childhood?

moonlight: do you believe in ghosts?

sweet strawberry: what’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

vanilla lime: what music do you listen to?

christmas eve: are you a christmas person?

honey blossom: what is your favourite flower?

turquoise sky: are you a daydreamer?

true rose: do you believe in true love and soul mates?

my serenity: what relaxes you?

peony: do you want to get any tattoos? (if you have one already, what is it?)

autumn night: what is your favourite season and why?

amber moon: what scares you the most?

black cherry: have you ever had a crush on a teacher?

cinnamon stick: do you have a sweet tooth?

fluffy towels: baths or showers?

honey glow: are you an animal lover?

summer peach: do you think you are a good friend?

sunset breeze: have you ever had a summer romance?

pink grapefruit: have you ever been in love?

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Mike Flynn resigned in disgrace, Trump was concerned about how people found out

  • Trump, in his first public statement on Flynn scandal, is not focused on Flynn’s behavior, but rather on the fact that the public found out about.
  • “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?” Trump tweeted. “Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”
  • Trump’s attempt to distract from the Flynn scandal with his tweet serves only to draw attention to the fact that his White House is plagued by leaks from his own staff.
  • House Republicans are taking Trump’s side, calling for investigations into who leaked the information about Flynn’s dealings with Russia, rather than the nature of his dealings or whether they were ordered by anyone in the administration — not to mention what Trump himself knew and when.
  • Democrats, however, are calling for an investigation, asking for the FBI to get involved. Read more (2/14/17 10:43 AM)
Must be frustrating being a scientist. There you are, incrementally discovering how the universe works via a series of complex tests and experiments, for the benefit of all mankind - and what thanks do you get? People call you “egghead” or “boffin” or “heretic”, and they cave your face in with a rock and bury you out in the wilderness.
Not literally - not in this day and age - but you get the idea. Scientists are mistrusted by huge swathes of the general public, who see them as emotionless lab-coated meddlers-with-nature rather than, say, fellow human beings who’ve actually bothered getting off their arses to work this shit out.
—  Charlie Brooker
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         NOCTURNAL
         The Daedric Prince whose sphere is the night and darkness. She is also known as the Night Mistress and “Lady Luck”. Although Nocturnal has arguably one of the largest followings of all the Daedric Princes, she has no form of organized clergy. Worshipers of Nocturnal consist primarily of those who operate in darkness and night, such as thieves and spies. However, Nocturnal’s deception is not usually meant to be harmful or violent in the manner of Boethiah. Rather, the unknowable nature of Nocturnal is the core of her being, and serves no real ulterior purposes beyond being mysterious. Thus, while thieves may consider Nocturnal their patron. Nocturnal has three mortal servants upon Nirn who are known as the Nightingales. The Nightingales serve Nocturnal directly, granted the power over shadow, subterfuge and strife in exchange for their service. Once a Nightingale enters into their contract with Nocturnal, they are bound for life and beyond to serve the Night Mistress in guarding the Twilight Sepulcher and in Nocturnal’s realm Evergloam until Nocturnal feels the Nightingale’s contract with her has been fulfilled.

                                            tes aesthetics | daedric princes

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AhRo is everything to me. Not because I want or need her. She is the reason I’m still alive and breathing.

requested by @evil-writer
[insp.]

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Claude Monet (1840–1926, France)

Large-scale water lilly paintings

Monet was a French impressionist painter. He is arguably the most famous impressionist, with numerous works that have entered the popular consciousness. As an artist he helped establish the movement’s plein air principle of depicting nature outdoors rather than in the studio. Monet’s interest in capturing the sense of a scene led him to paint many different versions of some of his subjects, each taking pains to represent the changing nature of the landscape or architecture a different lights and seasons.

The water lilies (or nymphéas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings produced during the second half of his career, and increasingly becoming the artists main artistic focus. The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny during the last thirty years of his life, and many of the works were painted while Monet suffered from cataracts. Many of the paintings were of standard size, but some were multi-metre wide canvas designed to be viewed as panoramas.

bl-ckbird  asked:

hey i have a question about the ppl who continue to ask for antibiotics where they aren't needed: if antibiotics don't to anything (for example against viruses) why do people keep asking for them? like don't they see that they're not helping (and might even make it worse like give you colon problems or something) or do they help them in some other way? hope i don't sound too stupid lmao

They ask for them for several reasons:

  1. Simple ignorance of how antibiotics and viruses work. Americans are terrible at science.
  2. They feel miserable and want to try anything that they think might work.
  3. Sick feels like sick. Lots of folks can’t tell the difference between consolidative pneumonia sick and flu sick. It all feels like crap.
  4. They took an antibiotic once at the end of a viral illness and they correlated getting better with taking the antibiotic rather than with the natural course of viral infections. In reality the antibiotic just distracted them long enough for their immune system to do its job against their virus.
  5. Doctors give out unnecessary antibiotics to make people happy and have now made people think they need them all the time. Also we doctors can be spineless people-pleasing, lawsuit-fearing wimps who don’t think we have the time to take 3 minutes to explain why the antibiotics are unnecessary.
  6. People are afraid of getting sicker (especially my little old ladies) and potentially ending up in the hospital.
  7. They haven’t been educated enough on the dangers of antibiotic over-use.
  8. We live in an instant gratification world and people expect their medicine to work quickly too. So when their cough doesn’t immediately get better after one dose of Nyquil, they must need a “big gun”.

anonymous asked:

I've seen, and played games where the characters dive under water and their weapons are still in order. Is this accurate? Are bow and arrows more functional wet?

No. In fact, historically, compound bows were frequently made with water soluble glues, meaning if you tossed it in water, the bow would come apart in thin strips. Some modern bows can (probably) survive the experience, but it’s still something you’re cautioned against doing. Off hand, I’m not sure what water would do to a sinew bowstring, but I’m fairly confidant the results wouldn’t be pretty.

I’m not sure, exactly, how a waterlogged modern bow handles. The advice is, usually, to dry the bow, or allow it to dry off naturally rather than continuing to use it. Then, with mechanical bows, re-oil it if necessary.

With most melee weapons, you don’t really want to get them wet, but it won’t do much damage to them. Depending on the grip, it may make them harder to hold. There are some edge cases, if you have a melee weapon that can absorb water, and become waterlogged, then that will affect its use. I’m thinking of an untreated wooden club, but there’s probably some other possibilities that haven’t come to mind.

Firearms are a little more complicated. Black powder does not burn when wet. Hence the idiom, “keep your powder dry.” A musket with wet powder is worthless. This is compounded by the fact that early firearms needed to have some means to access the powder (up into the 19th century), so dropping one in water would ruin the load, and make the gun inoperable.

Once dried out, black powder is good to go again. Usually you’d do this by spreading it out over a clean surface and allowing it to sun dry. Normally this should only take a couple hours. Waiting for a loaded charge to dry out could take a while. (I’m guessing a couple days, but it honestly could be longer.)

Modern firearms (using a sealed cartridge) will fire underwater. The ballistics are wonky. As, I recall, the bullet will lose almost all velocity within five or six feet (this applies to both pistols and rifles). In most cases, a modern firearm that’s just been submerged will be good to go as soon as it gets above the surface. There are probably a few rifles that don’t take well to water getting into their gas return system, but none come to mind.

In general, you don’t want to get your weapons wet, but if it happens, this isn’t the end of the world. Bows are an exception, though.

-Starke

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Steffen Dam’s Cabinets of Curiosities

Danish artist Steffen Dam’s grandfather, born in 1893, was a passionate amateur in the field of natural history.  As a child, Dam enjoyed pouring over his grandfather’s library of scientific books full of illustrations of specimens.

Today Dam, a highly skilled glass blower, uses his affinity for natural history to create his imaginatively wonderful backlit “Cabinets of Curiosities”. 

Mimicked oceanic specimens in glass cylinders seemingly containing liquid and air bubbles become optical illusions; the translucent character of the glass object in the cylinder imitates sea life. His specimens aren’t actually objects found in nature, rather a quirky re-writing of the biological world.

“I have been working with glass for 25 years. Initially I was blowing glass, but over the years casting, grinding and techniques from other crafts emerged. My aim is to describe the world as I see it. One could also say to describe what’s not tangible and understandable with our everyday senses. My cylinders contain nothing that exists in the ocean, my specimens are plausible but not from this world, my plants are only to be found in my compost heap, and my flowers are still unnamed.”


anonymous asked:

If you were a true Christian you wouldn't be a witch, it's a sin. Best ask God for forgiveness!

Awww blessed your heart, you think I care what you think. What I do is between me and God, so only He can judge me. I suggest you focus more on yourself and your own sinful nature rather than spewing your hatefulness on the internet.