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Hubble Sees the Wings of a Butterfly: The Twin Jet Nebula

The shimmering colors visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometers (621,400 miles) per hour.

Credit: NASA / ESA & Hubble

Tsukuyomi Theory Masterpost (EDITED)

WARNING! MANGA SPOILERS

I gathered everything known about the Tsukuyomi theory as of ch.60… or everything I know of at least….

Mostly my theories, but a few facts from undergroundsky. I invite you to read through the “Tskuyomi theory” tags for the things I might have missed.

  • Introduction: How the theory came to be
  • Symbolic “coincidences”
  • Father theory
  • Spells on gods
  • Heavens’ involvement

It may have been a hint for Yato’s “Father” role in his survival, but as the chapters releases, it becomes even more likely that it hints at something else. This added with the convenient fact that gods don’t remember their past life spawned an interesting theory:

Yato is not at his first incarnation and he has more than one true name…

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Tsukuyomi theory

Let’s be clear: I’m all about Yato being Tsukuyomi reincarnated and Father being Izanagi. There are just too many clues: the Yato-dark-night-moon symbology, Father and his trip to Yomi, Amaterasu helping Yato “for her own reasons”, the tortoise shell knot thing, Yato’s “true name” that’s supposed to “make him happy”, Father being so frigging powerful, and so on. 

But there are some holes in this theory. 

Let’s say that Father killed Tsukuyomi (his son?), forced him to be reborn and raised him as Yaboku for his own purposes: how can Heaven not recognize Tsukuyomi? He’s one of the most powerful and ancient gods ever, his death/disappearance wouldn’t go unnoticed. And Amaterasu, for all their siblings rivalry, seems to genuinely care about her (possible) brother. So why didn’t Heaven try to find him? 

Unless, of course, they didn’t want him gone, or worse, kill him themselves. Maybe it wasn’t Father who killed Tsukuyomi. Maybe he rebelled against Heavens and was punished as a consequence. But the question still remains: why didn’t they “re-educate” him and bring him back to Takamagahara like they did with Ebisu? 

If Yato really is Tsukuyomi and Farher is Izanagi, the original myth is probably going to be rewrttten because there’s no way nobody wouldn’t recognize two of the most famous gods ever. 

Let me know what you think!

Muggle Seashell Scapegoat
“Muggles think these keep evil away. But they’re wrong.”

To repel negativity.

Materials

  • string
  • scissors
  • bowl
  • salt
  • water
  • shell beads or small drilled shells
  • stick

Procedure

Measure the string out to the desired length of the wind chime. Add a few fingers’ width to that, and make at least three strands. Prepare a bowl of salt water, and allow the string to soak in it for a few minutes. Lay the strings out on a surface to air-dry.

Once dry, thread the string through the shells and knot them into place. Test the sound by holding the strands up by one end and shaking them together. If no shells click, untie them and reposition. Make sure they cause a ruckus. It may help to have larger shells handing off the bottom ends of the strings.

Fasten the top ends of the shell strings to a stick. Take a new piece of string, and make a loop on the top of the stick. Knot it tightly. Hang the wind chime wherever you like, but make sure it can catch a breeze or draft.

To cleanse: Take it down from its perch, lay it on a napkin or paper towel or the like, and sprinkle it with some salt. Shake off the salt and hang it back up.

Nipponites, Emiliano Troco

Beached tangles, half jelly, half stone, limp as wet shoelaces and solid as bone, littered the beach like balls of unwanted yarn. The ammonites’ tentacles sagged in the sand, dribbled between cockleshells and surf-tossed algae, and drew little rivers of pale flesh from their bodies. The shells were knots. They grew that way, though, laying there, abandoned by the sea, one could imagine they’d been hammered by the currents, as if waves were blacksmiths and beat once ordered geometries into gnarled and braided curls.

Lazily, a horseshoe crab picked at the gooey bits, sorted them into its spidery maw. Its tiny limbs moved like watch parts. The waves crashed behind it, and another ammonite rolled onto the sand like an old puzzle the ocean no longer desired.

Millet cakes with roasted veggies and poached egg
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Countryside is a magical place. As I wrote in a previous post I used to think that I’m a city girl but I may be changing my mind. Maybe it’s an influance of our little girl growing in my belly, but I start to feel like it’s time to have my own cow, sheep and chickens. If I could only exclude mosquitoes out of the picture…

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“The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometres per hour.“
Seriously, how amazing space can be!?

queenoflomein-deactivated201401  asked:

So when I was little I collected a lot of rocks, crystals, seashells, and sand dollars and now I'm overwhelmed with the buckets full of them. Got any crafty ideas of what to do with them? Thanks!

As for as the rocks and crystals you can always polish them (or keep as is) and superglue them to ring bases to make some cute rings. I can post a picture of this later as my boyfriend recently gave me a pretty rock to make a ring with. You can also get plain neckalace pendants such as these and glue the rocks onto it.

As far as shells go, I would just use them for decoration. Get pretty glass vases or containers (tip: dollar tree has a bunch of cool ones for $1) and fill them with shells. You can even fill 1/3 of the container with sand and then add the shells on the top. Mason jars work for this too.


other than that, you can use them to make shell art or cover random things with them (such as small containers, lamps, etc). You can drill small holes into the shells (be careful) and make a string of shells by tying a knot after every shell.

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