separated by decades


Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus.

The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole with a mass equivalent to 55 million solar masses, which ejects a relativistic jet that is responsible for emissions in the X-ray and radio wavelengths. By taking radio observations of the jet separated by a decade, astronomers have determined that the inner parts of the jet are moving at about half of the speed of light. X-rays are produced farther out as the jet collides with surrounding gases resulting in the creation of highly energetic particles. The X-ray jets of Centaurus A are thousands of light-years long, while the radio jets are over a million light-years long

Image credit: ESO/ESA/NASA & Hubble   


James March and you went back a long time, having met at one of his father’s political parties. They weren’t rich, but James was an excellent entrepreneur, managing to amass a wealth unlike any other. You had fallen for each other when you were younger, but never acted on it, leading to separation. You met nearly a decade later and by the time you fully remembered who he was, you were already stuck in an endless cycle of extravagant gifts and money when you struggled, but didn’t dare tell him.

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Sarada: [tracks down Sasuke to meet him for the first time in her life]
Sakura: [leans in for a kiss after not only being separated for over a decade, but also implying that she and sasuke have never shared a kiss during their entire marriage]

Ok but if someone could write a really long fic about Cat and Olivia’s decades long love affair from college to current day, I would love you forever

gryffinclaw394  asked:

You know what bothers me? The fact that in the original Harry Potter movies wizards wear "stereotypical" wizard fashion (robes, hats, etc.), but in Fantastic Beasts they wear (mostly) what any regular 1920's person would wear. Doesn't that get you? It's such a tiny detail but it takes away from the illusion of the world. I've tried to come up with some "explanation", but idk what to say.

This gets super in depth, so pardon my geekiness and keep reading if you’re interested in my wizard fashion breakdown :)

 -Caitlin (Ravenclaw)

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How to hunt for story ideas

You’ll need: Pen, paper and an interesting video

This is a very simple exercise for story ideas hunting when you feel completely out of inspiration or looking for an insight. Just pick a music video, or a short, a movie, a trailer, or even a gameplay from Youtube and keep pen and paper by your side.

As you watch the chosen piece, write down tags that best describe what you are seeing, be it a feeling, a visual element, dialogues or random ideas coming to you.

I’ve used the trailer of When Marnie Was There for an example:

And my tags are:

Train, moving, goodbye, outsider, small town, growing up, manor, old, familiar, childhood, beauty, party, prison, keys, storm, tragedy, secret, forever, moon, dream…

Now, from your tags, create one or more storylines, plots, characters and/or fictional worlds. When Marnie Was There tags give me two story ideas:

- Family saga of cousins growing up in their grandfather’s manor. When adults, each cousin goes their separate ways. Decades later, only one cousin is alive. Through his perspective, we remember all tragedies that happened with the family and how each member lost their way from the happy childhood.

- Daily life of girls living in a strict boarding school that looks more like a prison, two girls have a spiritual connection, allowing them to meet in their dreams.

From all ideas you manage to make from your tags, pick your favorite. Mine would be the second one.

So, are you ready for ideas hunting?

anonymous asked:

Supernatural paladin hcs please

Originally posted by shawnasgonnagif

Disclaimer: These are just a few of my many, many, many HC’s of the Paladins as supernatural creatures. I only chose these as they’re the stuff I have, as of the moment, the most written for. And, as my friend notified me, I forgot the read-more for this beast, so. Whoops.

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“Everybody has a secret world inside of them… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”



Twenty years.

It had been twenty years since Todoroki Shouto died.

It had been twenty years since Izuku received Shouto’s last phone call, on a pretty spring day where the sun was gleaming and the sky was brilliant, where Shouto had left the house, claiming he would go out on a run and come back home as soon as possible.

It had been twenty years since Shouto went missing for several hours, much longer than “a little late”, and, concerned, Izuku had prowled the streets, trying to find where his fiancé had gone.

It had been twenty years since he’d tapped into location services, knowing Shouto’s phone would have still been on, and had been confused when it lead him to the isolated part of the city, within a long-abandoned construction site.

It had been twenty years since Izuku found Shouto’s body, pale and covered in blood, a metal beam sticking out of his stomach and a cracked, bloody phone by his head.

It had been twenty years since Izuku held Shouto’s corpse in his arms, sobbing, crying, and cursing, holding Shouto’s cold left hand tightly and desperately clutching onto the silver, bloody engagement ring he had given to Shouto so long ago.

It had been twenty years since Izuku lost his world, and, consequentially, lost himself.

As of this year, Izuku reached forty-two years and ten months, the title of Number One Hero under his belt while being renown as one of the most self-destructive heroes. He was a workaholic, constantly taking down as many villains as possible per day, and rarely took time off for himself. His old teachers, classmates, and mother had constantly expressed concern for his mental state, begging for Izuku to take more time off for himself—to see a therapist and do something other than fight and fight and fight

And today… today is Shouto’s twentieth death anniversary.

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Toronto a coming out party for 21-year-old Timothee Chalamet
The kind of breakthrough performance where it’s immediately apparent that an actor is going to be a star for years to come is a rarity in movies. Think of Emma Stone in “Easy A” or Jessica Chastain in “The Tree of Life.”

First of all, the headline was hella misleading. Like…!!!

On to what the boys said about each other and that one Italian summer:

“It feels like a real seminal moment,” said Chalamet in an interview. “I feel like the luckiest guy in the world that I get to share it with Luca and Armie and Michaels Stuhlbarg. I’m obviously very young and I’ve had a short career, but I’ve never been a part of anything like this.”

“He’s being excessively humble,” Hammer cuts in. “He’s the man of the year here at TIFF and we’re just riding his coattails.”

Though the two are separated by a decade in age and experience, they’ve become close friends, drawn closer by the intimacy of making Call Me By Your Name in the meadows, cafes and villas of Crema, Italy, where Guadagnino lives. “He’s a very difficult dude to hate,” Hammer said.


But whatever lies ahead for Chalamet, making Call Me By Your Name will remain an experience he long treasures.

“I miss the sense of belonging somewhere,” he says. “I miss the sense of belonging on a film as much as I did on Call Me By Your Name.”

Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern analysis

So I posted recently on how I was writing a big comics paper for school, and one or two people expressed their interest in reading it, so I figured I’d post it on here. It’s edited: the original paper was a comparison between this as a positive example of a single-issue story and another comic as a negative example, and for the sake of politeness I removed all references to that; this is just the chunk of the paper analyzing Tom King, Doc Shaner, Chris Sotomayor, and Tom Napolitano’s Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern. Since I wrote this for school, it’s much drier and more formal than my usual writing here, and I’m writing on the assumption that the reader of the essay has essentially never read a comic before, i.e. is it successful at basic storytelling principles to carry the uninitiated, can you tell what’s going on if you’ve never seen or read a Green Lantern story in your life, etc. And for the sake of occasionally breaking up the text now that this isn’t in an academic context, I put in a couple splash pages from the story itself.

Spoilers under the cut; the assumption with this is that you’ve already read it.

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anonymous asked:

39, stan? doesn't matter with who else!

[39. “I’m not gonna keep having this conversation.”]

“But it’s not fair, Grunkle Stan!”

It might not be, but at this moment, he doesn’t care.

Stan’s lost track of the number of times they’ve gone back and forth like this. It’s late – for Dipper, it’s too late, and all the more reason to end this quickly. Hovering the way he was in the middle of the gift shop, he held the stance of someone ready to take this as far as it can go.

He’s not backing down.

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“But why would they wait this long?? They can’t possibly have planned anything”

Sherlock Holmes has been around for 130 years. Us waiting a couple years between series is inconsequential in the long run. People who learn about the character now find out things about its history all at once. While in reality there are decades separating Sidney Paget, Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, and Guy Ritchie, to someone just starting to learn about the history of Sherlock Holmes adaptations all these people will be presented at once, every reincarnation presented in the same history lesson. This is exactly what will happen to BBC Sherlock in the future. It will be presented alongside Granada Holmes, Rathbone, the originals, and many people won’t fully understand the context each one gave to its viewers. So what if we wait years for resolution? So what if our characters promised to tie loose ends and they didn’t in a timely fashion? So what? It doesn’t matter what current fans want, it’s never mattered, at least not to anyone on the BBC Sherlock crew. Anyone looking for instant gratification isn’t going to find it. This character has been alive for 130 years and will live for centuries after BBC Sherlock ends. The rules for how real people experience time does not apply to the character of Sherlock Holmes, and those who look to BBC Sherlock to provide specific results quickly are in for only disappointment. 

I hope we could spend more time together.

A few hours is better than never. 

If we could only make it longer. 

A whole day would be fine. 

A whole week would be fine. 

A whole month would be fine. 

A whole year would be fine. 

A decade would be fine. 

A century would be fine. 

Forever would be fine. 

captaingeorgiouphilippa  asked:

87. “You were never just my friend.” James/Thomas :D

It’s quiet in the dark, only the chirp of crickets and the shifting of bodies further down the corridor. Thomas is breathing steadily at his back though not asleep. Neither of them have slept so far, as though the act itself would separate them for another decade of torment and despair. 

The plantation guards had let them embrace for a few minutes, eventually pushing Thomas to work again and James to be settled into life at the plantation. 

Only an hour apart made James shake, made him wonder if he was dead or dreaming. He looked out of any window he could find and always found Thomas looking back. They had shared that anxiety. 

In the evening they had retired to the sleeping area, a row of bunks separated by curtains. Thomas had lay down and drawn James into his arms. He had cried then, as he had in the field, and buried himself into Thomas as though he were James’ grave and he would finally find rest there. Thomas held him through it, quietly sobbing too though holding his body as still as he could. 

When he asked why they were allowed to sleep in the same bunk Thomas simply said “they think we’re old friends. Oglethorpe is a well meaning man, unused to affection but understanding that it is shared between men at times.”

“You were never just my friend,” James whispered into the dark later, holding Thomas’ hand and examining the new scars on the tanned skin. “You were my lord, my compass in harsh waters, a candle to illuminate the dark… Even before you were my lover you were more than a friend.”

Thomas kissed his head and tightened his arms around James. “I missed you more than I can say,” he admitted in a hushed tone. James whimpered, the tears falling down his cheeks again as he clutched at Thomas like a life line. 

“I’ll never leave again. I promise. You’ll never be alone again.”

They fell asleep next to one another, fingers entwined and bodies finally relaxed after a decade of tension and strife. 

Essays in Existentialism: Anya II

Saw this floating around and thought you’d kill us a little more: AU -  Lexa opens her eyes and there’s Anya’s face looking down on her, smiling. 

Previously on Anya

She wakes with a gasp, as if she hasn’t ever breathed before, as if her lungs were completely empty. Her heart races to compensate as her eyes immediately bulge with the inhalation. With a few blinks, Lexa registers only the sky and the clouds, the dirt and grass beneath her, and the oddly familiar giggle that feels as if it were from another time, another place.

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Star Wars, a new fairy tale

(Original edition) (Prequel edition)

The first time i saw the Force Awakens i was slightly disappointed.  I didn’t have the same hopeful fervor going in as when i saw the prequel trilogy for the first time.  I hadn’t read any spoilers.  I was expecting Rey and Kylo to be the Solo twins that i knew were in the Star Wars novels (that i never read).  And most importantly i was not expecting to find out that Han and Leia had been separated for at least a decade with a broken marriage.  It’s one thing breaking the marriage of Padme and Ani (something that made sense from a plot standpoint but broke my heart), i had grown up believing that Han and Leia would live happily ever after.  Plus there wasn’t enough R2-D2 in the film (he is hands down my favorite droid of all time and a very important character to both of the existing trilogies, he upstages BB-8 just as much as Luke upstages the new recruits).

I had to warm up to TFA.  I had to digest it and adapt my expectations to the new material.  And i am going to compare it to the two existing trilogies and try to theorycraft my way towards the trilogy endgame.  First off, i love Rey.

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anonymous asked:

"Pro Sakura, pro sasu/saku" is a contradiction, imo.

For real like “I love Sakura that’s why I want her to be in a relationship with a guy who was never interested in her, rejected her, tried to kill her, and won’t even kiss her after being separated for over a decade” like guy really are you sure

REFUGEE by Alan Gratz

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely and powerful novel tells the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling story of three different children seeking refuge.

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world …

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America …

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe …

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers – from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.


REFUGEE by Alan Gratz (Book Excerpt) by I Read YA on Scribd