Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds : Night skies over northern Sweden can hold some tantalizing sights in August. Gazing toward the Big Dipper, this beautiful skyscape captures three of them in a single frame taken last August 12/13. Though receding from northern skies for the season, night shining or noctilucent clouds are hanging just above the horizon. Extreme altitude icy condensations on meteoric dust, they were caught here just below an early apparition of a lovely green auroral band, also shining near the edge of space. The flash of a Perseid meteor near the peak of the annual shower punctuates the scene. In fact, this years Perseid shower will peak in the coming days, offering a continuing chance for a night sky photographers hat trick. via NASA
@bowldeepfannish gave me this prompt forever ago: “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto” and i’ve sat on it for an age and what we have is a crackfest inspired by the brooklyn nine-nine gifs i see all over tumblr (full disclosure: have not seen the show, need to fix that someday). it’s also set in san francisco because recent @forovnix and @ayabai posts meant i couldn’t not.
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“Feet off the desk.” Yuuri Katsuki is the newest addition to the precinct and he hasn’t figured out how Captain Yakov Feltsman manages to say such things to Beautiful Detective Victor Nikiforov with such a scowl: does he dislike angels? Is he allergic to joy? Phichit Chulanont, who is his flatmate and his partner for patrols, keeps a growing list of theories that Yuuri only adds to in the secrecy of their flat, and even there he’s not convinced he’s safe: Yakov is a force, a terrifying thirty-years-of-experience and a gunshot-wound-to-prove it hurricane of fury that sweeps through the open plan of their desks and commands order from chaos. “Mayor’s office is visiting today.”
Victor Nikiforov, who is Unreasonably Good Looking, takes his feet off his desk. He waits until Yakov Feltsman has shut himself into his office and pulled the blinds to slant a look over to Christophe Giacometti, who’s looking way too smug already. Yuuri soon finds out why.
“So Baranovskaya’s paying a visit, huh?” Victor speculates idly. Yuuri has seen him in action on a crime scene, making idiotic, obvious observations like this, and yet what Victor’s best known for is resolving a hostage situation at the tail end of a nasty domestic kidnapping, just a few months ago. There had been guns. Yuuri had sat up all night listening to the police radio with his heart in his throat. Ohmygod, Phichit realized, at approximately 2:47 AM, you’re in love with Victor Nikiforov.
He’s too pretty to die, Yuuri whispered miserably. Except Victor was brilliant, of course; brilliant and reckless and negotiated a completely non-violent surrender. Yuuri’s read up on all kinds of his cases: talking down a jumper from the Golden Gate, for instance.
Back to the present. Victor’s wearing a blue shirt today. It brings out the color of his eyes. Yuuri stares at him, helpless. “They were married, you know.” Christophe chimes in, and then Phichit leans over the desk he shares with Yuuri, and stage-whispers:
“Oh my god. They were married.”
Seung-gil, who does IT, promptly changes the twitter account password to stop Phichit from posting the joke. He looks pointedly across the room at Georgi Popovich from forensics, who’s nearest a large whiteboard with a running tally bearing all of their names. Under Phichit, Georgi adds one more tick mark.
“Aww, come on. I wasn’t going to actually –”
Seung-gil grunts. Yuuri’s not sure he’s ever heard him speak.
During the summer months, most skiers invest significant time and energy ensuring they’re setup with maximum free time and ample funds for the upcoming winter. In order to accomplish this, strategies vary across a broad spectrum of employment opportunities: commercial fishing, construction, wildland firefighting, guiding and landscaping to name a few. For the last 16 years, the Forest Service has been my chosen path during the off season. Spending time outside, having the opportunity to travel and working with quality individuals keeps me coming back each summer. Fire season is a fickle thing though, it’s highly influenced by the weather and you never know exactly what you’re going to get. I stopped and snapped a few iPhone pics along the way this season, and put together a short photo essay of my personal take on how to spend the summer setting myself up for success this winter.
In the spring, after the winter ski season winds down, Telluride winds down as well. Spring is a great time to visit this quaint old mining town, between the busy winter months and the many summer festivals, when there’s much fewer tourists hanging about.
7. Stefan Kraft (12.03.2017, Oslo - World Cup winner) - 5
Podium classification (1st-2nd-3rd):
1. Stefan Kraft (8-3-6) 2. Kamil Stoch (7-3-2) 3. Domen Prevc (4-1-1) 4. Daniel Andre Tande (2-4-0) 5. Maciej Kot (2-1-0) 6. Andreas Wellinger (1-8-3) 7. Michael
(1-1-2) 8. Severin Freund (1-1-0) 9. Peter Prevc (1-0-1) 10. Noriaki Kasai (0-1-1) 11. Robert Johansson (0-1-0) 11. Andreas Stjernen (0-1-0) 13. Markus Eisenbichler (0-0-3) 14. Manuel Fettner (0-0-2) 15. Richard Freitag (0-0-1) 15. Evgeniy Klimov (0-0-1) 15. Andreas Kofler (0-0-1) 15. Jurij Tepes (0-0-1) 15. Piotr Żyła (0-0-1)
Best competitions for nations without any individual podiums:
Bulgaria: Wladimir Zografski - 47 place in Sapporo Czech Republic: Roman Koudelka - 5 place in Sapporo Estonia: Kaarel Nurmsalu - 30 place in Obertsdorf and PyeongChang Finland: Jarko Määttä - 14 place in Innsbruck France: Vincent Descombes Sevoie - 5 place in Kuusamo Canada: MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes - 12 place in Klingenthal Kazakhstan: Marat Zhaparov - 44 place in Wisla South Korea: Kim Hyun-ki - 44 place in PyeongChang United States: Kevin Bickner - 15 place in Vikersund Switzerland: Simon Ammann - 11 place in Sapporo Italy: Sebastian Colloredo - 9 place in Innsbruck
Final classification: 1. Stefan Kraft, 2. Kamil Stoch, 3. Andreas Wellinger
Jumpers with full number on jumps: 11
Daniel Andre Tande was never 4th when Maciej Kot was 5th and vice versa.
Andreas Wellinger gained more second places (8) than Daniel Andre Tande fourths (7) and Maciej Kot fifths (5).
Poland is the only team, which had used only four players in all six team competitions.
Slovenia had used a total of 10 players in team competitions.
Poland is the only team, which had stood on the podium in all team competitions (2 wins, 2 second places, 2 third places).
Austria had the most used jumpers (17) and the most pointers (11)
Fatih Arda Ipcioglu didn’t qualified for the Lillehammer’s contest in Raw Air tournament, but that competition was cancelled later. That means Turk formally didn’t made debut in World Cup, but he was on 81 place in the RA tournament.
The organizers disqualified jumpers 28 times.
Four players gained points in every World Cup competition - Manuel Fettner, Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot and Piotr Żyła.
Vincent Descombes Sevoie gained more points than Switzerland (including team competition).
Robert Johansson beat ski flying hill record twice (in Vikersund and Planica), but Stefan Kraft jumped further same days.
A total of 15 players were in the TOP10 of World Cup’s classification. Without final TOP10, were there: Severin Freund, Vincent Descombes Sevoie, Karl Geiger, Andreas Kofler, Piotr Żyła.
2016-17 in screens
(last picture was made by me :3)
2016-17 Awards (imo only)
Jumper of the season: Stefan Kraft
Revelation of the season: Robert Johansson
Disappointment of the season: Simon Ammann
Surprise of the season: Vincent Descombes Sevoie
Team of the season: Poland
Coach of the season: Stefan Horngacher (Poland)
Jump of the season: Stefan Kraft (253,5 metres in Vikersund)
Competition of the season: 18,03,2017, Vikersund, team competition
Fail of the season: Andreas Wellinger (19.03.2017, Vikersund, final RA competition)