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YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD!!!!!! I LOVE YOU MY SON!!!!!

How it feels when you start exams:

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Vs how you feel at the end of exams…

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Tracking a Warming Arctic – From Underground to High in the Sky

The Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of Earth. This warming is creating big and small changes, some of which could ripple beyond the planet’s frozen regions and affect us world-wide – possibly raising sea levels, increasing greenhouse warming and affecting wildlife.

Our Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, known as ABoVE, just began a 10-year mission in Alaska and western Canada, studying these changes.

Underground: Permafrost is the layer of frozen soil beneath some Arctic forests and tundra. 

Like the name suggests, this icy layer stays solid year-round, so when it does melt, it can create big problems. The soil above the thawing permafrost can collapse, creating this wobbly, unstable surface.

7 feet above sea level: As the permafrost thaws, the soil above it can fall away. 

Along the banks of the Itkillik River in Alaska, thawing permafrost has dripped into the water, eroding the cliff side. Known as the “Stinky Bluffs,” this permafrost contains lots of frozen organic matter from dead plants and animals. As the permafrost thaws, this organic matter doesn’t just smell, it also releases carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, adding to the warming effect.

446 feet above sea level: Wildfires aren’t unusual in the forests and shrub lands of Alaska, but as the climate continues to warm, they burn longer and do more damage. 

People who live off the land in the region help researchers understand where plant life isn’t growing back after fires.

100-1000 feet above sea level: Researchers set up 100-foot tall towers at strategic locations throughout Alaska to measure carbon dioxide and methane emissions from right above the forest canopy. 

This provides an up-close look at what gases are released or absorbed from the trees, or swirl in from neighboring regions. These data are combined with measurements taken from airplanes and satellites to create a clearer picture of how much carbon is entering the atmosphere.

3,369 feet above sea level: Dall sheep live in several Alaskan mountain ranges, where they’re critical to both the tourism and sports hunting economies. 

Credit: National Park Service

Changes in temperature and vegetation can profoundly affect their behavior, like grazing habits, and so researchers study how changing plant life and snow cover affect the sheep.

100-30,000 feet above sea level: Carbon emissions in the air come from thawing permafrost, fossil fuel burning, decaying vegetation and wildfires burning across the Arctic-boreal regions. 

One experiment in the ABoVE campaign measures these emissions with instruments on a DC-8 plane.

About 30,000 feet about sea level: When wildfires burn through vegetation, the effects extend far beyond what we see on the ground. 

Fires release carbon stored in the plants into the atmosphere, where it affects air quality and contributes to the greenhouse effect.

438 miles: Our ABoVE campaign combines research on the ground and from planes with data collected by a fleet of Earth-observing satellites, orbiting Earth hundreds of miles above the surface. 

Data from these satellites provides information on vegetation, atmospheric particles and gasses, and how humans are impacting our planet. With all these data sets analyzed by computer programs, the result is a comprehensive picture of our warming planet.

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absolution; act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release fromconsequences, obligations, or penalties.

acquiesce; accept something reluctantly but without protest.

asterismos; a rhetorical term for an introductory word or phrase that has the primary function of calling attention to what follows.

astronomy; the scientific study of matter and phenomena in the universe, especially in outer space, including the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects.

ataraxia; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

aura; a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; atmosphere.

boisterous; noisy, energetic, and cheerful.

bling; a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewellery and ornamented accessories

brontide; a low muffled sound like distant thunder heard in certain seismic regions especially along seacoasts and over lakes and thought to be caused by feeble earth tremors.

burgundy; a deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.

cacophony; a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

camaraderie; mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

capricious; guided by whim rather than reason.

cosmic; relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.

decadence; moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.

defenestration; the action of throwing someone out of a window, or, the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

effervescent; vivacious and enthusiastic.

eloquence; fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.

ephemeral; lasting for a very short time.

epinephrine; another term for adrenaline.

epistemology; the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

eunoia; comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking.”

fantastical; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.

furtive; attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.

gossamer; a light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance.

halcyon; denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

ineffable; too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

intoxication; the state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.

lactescere; (Latin) to turn to milk.

leonine; of or resembling a lion or lions.

loquacious; tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

machiavellian; cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, especially in politics.

mischievous; causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.

momentum; the impetus gained by a moving object.

myriad; a countless or extremely great number of people or things.

nebulae; a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.

nefarious; (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.

nonchalant; feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

opalescence; the quality of being opallike, or milkily iridescent. 

obligatory; required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.

orphic; of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism.

parenthetical; relating to or inserted as a parenthesis (explains or qualifies something).

partial; existing only in part; incomplete.

pastiche; an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

petrichor; a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

phosphenes; a sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

plethora; a large or excessive amount of something.

pleasure; a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.

pretentious; attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.

prosaic; having or using the style or diction of prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality, commonplace; unromantic.

resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

ricochet; a bullet or other projectile rebound off a surface.

sempiternal; eternal and unchanging; everlasting.

serendipitous; occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

sphere; a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its centre.

soliloquy; an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

sonorous; (of a person’s voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.

tenebrific; causing gloom or darkness.

twilight; the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.

vespertide; the period of vespers; evening.

vicissitude; a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

waltz; a ballroom dance in triple time performed by a couple or to act casually, confidently, or inconsiderately.

anonymous asked:

Why should rescued pigeons and doves not be released back into the wild? And why do they need to be handled in the rescues and humans should imprint on them unlike other birds? I'm writing a paper on rescued pigeons and doves if you're wondering XD

First and formost because they are not wild animals.

They are the children of lost and abandoned domestic pets. Mostly performance breeds like homers, rollers, tumblers, tipplers and sky cutters, with the occasional escaped or abandoned fancy mixed in.

What would your reaction be to a person taking a young dog, after worming it, bringing it back from emaciation or disease, maybe a broken bone or car injury, and releasing it into the wild once they got it healthy?

Would you object?


Really. List all the reasons. Because I guarantee that all of them except rabies apply to pigeons.

Never seen a healthy stray dog? I can guarantee you that you’ve never seen a healthy stray pigeon either.
The streaked white poo you always see on buildings or sodewalks under pigeon roosts?
Its an indicator of starvation.
Healthy poo is brown, round, and solid with a small white urate.
White poo is pure uric acid, with little to no food matter, whick is why it does the structural damage it does.

The cute poofball pose? They are cold, and most are hunched up in the universal posture of “I don’t feel so good…”
Being malnourished and usually heavily parisitized makes it hard to keep enough muscle mass to thermo regulate.

On mobile, I can’t see the question anymore once I start to answer it, so if I missed anything, I’ll reblog with more detail.

And if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to spam my ask box!

One question per ask, though, please.

Hope that helped!

Fuckbuddies, CH 2

Anyone ready for chapter 2? Writer’s Block will be out tomorrow, and then I’ll be focusing solely on this new story. Hopefully that means weekly updates! I can’t wait for you all to see where this one is going. ;) Oh, and happy Halloween! Talk to me! Pbg

The Hob is bustling when Katniss arrives. She’s thirty minutes late, but she kept her promise to show up. She scans the area, eyes quickly roaming over the shiny, black-topped bar with it’s mirrored background that makes this small bar look twice its size. There’s a second room with a few pool tables and a jukebox off the back, and Katniss makes her way there when she doesn’t spot her coworkers.

Sure enough, a handful of them are there. Her eyes find Peeta immediately with his light blonde hair and easy smile. He’s standing next to Becky, who’s holding a wobbling pool stick in the wrong position and bending over the table. It’s so obvious to Katniss that she’s faking it - no one is that bad.

She watches with thinly veiled interest as Peeta gives Becky pointers on how to hold the stick, leaning down beside her with his own in hand. He’s not touching her, and Katniss knows he’s friendly and helpful with everyone, but after Becky’s trip to her office earlier in the day, Katniss isn’t fond of Becky’s usual display. It seems more… personal.

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Things I would like to see in Elementary season 6:

1. An Elementary season 6.

2. The return of lazy day T-shirts and mismatched socks.

3. More smooth as silk, strictly platonic confessions of love… Such as:
- “You, me, Angus! Some combination of the three. You already know I favor you.” 
- “You put your hair up when you want to look your best. You think it’s more flattering. You’re wrong of course. It’s a draw.”
- “I’m better with you Watson. I’m sharper, I’m more focused. Difficult to say why, exactly. Perhaps in time I’ll solve that as well.”

4. Clyde!

5. Marcus/Sherlock best bro brunches. 

6. A bit more of the way Sherlock looks at Joan when she calls him on his bs.

7. Jonny Lee Miller’s gorgeous dark hair.

8. A steady supply of sassy Captain Gregson one liners.

9. That big breaking point building up between Joan/Sherlock for 5 seasons now. Give us those emotional outbursts we’ve been waiting for!

10. A shorter but solid, well rounded season with a wide open ending that confirms a season 7 long before we even have time to panic again… 

Looking at you, CBS.

Tim Drake in Batgirl (Cass’s Run)

Okay, so context. This guy - Dr. Death, I think - is a manufacturer of chemical weapons and the like. In order to escape, he dosed Cass and Bruce with a drug that makes them really violent, so they’re fighting.

He’s just about to leave when…

Lesson #1 of Operating in Gotham: Always count the Bats and Birds before you monologue. You never know when the littlest one is going to come up and punch you in the face.

Later, Tim has to backtrack to the police van to grab the drug antidote from Dr. Death.

He just straight up leaves the guy to his fate. That’s some cold, poetic justice right there. Giving him some antidote would have taken an extra 10 seconds, you did not do that to save time.

And he looks so cute in this scene. He scares the shit out of this guy with a mind-altering drug, all while having the biggest innocent eyes and this tiny smile. He’s super cute in these panels.

And scary. Cute and scary. Amazing.

(Source: Batgirl #50)

alright gang
lets catch us a white dude in a mask

scooby doo, where are you??

mechformers  asked:

*coughing and clutching my chest in desperation* Mother of all that is holy, this needs to be more!! Both Shimada's pregnant with Jesse??? Oh please be merciful and give us more.... *insert the most pitifully begging eyes you can imagine*

Follow up to this

“McCree.” Reyes growled, stalking over to the figure trying to sneak around to the secure conference room. “You’re supposed to be on the range with Captain Amari.”

Jesse whirled around, holding his hands in the air innocently. “Boss! Thought you’d appreciate me being at the Shimada meeting over there,” he said, straining to be casual. “Since I got pretty good rapport with Mr. Shimada’s sons, might want to be there to smooth things over just in case-“

“Piss off, McCree, do you even know what we’re meeting about?” he sighed in irritation.

“Well no, but-“

Reyes pointed at him, angrily stabbing a finger into Jesse’s chest. “You. We’re talking about you, McCree. The Shimada boys are pregnant and they’re saying you’re involved.”

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When and How to Say No to a Gig

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I’ll be completely honest: I’m new to the world of paying gigs. My undergrad was not situated in a good place for classical performance, so pretty much all of my performances were unpaid, just to get something for my CV. However, now that I’m in a new city, I have MANY more performance opportunities, as well as a ton of unpaid gigs that just seem super fun. How’s a musician to choose? Here’s how to decide when to take or pass on a gig!

Is it worth your time? Literally, is it paying enough for it to be worth you showing up? I was seriously regretting a gig recently because I was offered $0 to work with them, and it took a solid 2.5 hour round trip to get there and back. Public transport is great, but seriously, it was only six miles away! So long! While I’ve now found a ride with another person in the group, I’m going to think twice about taking any gig in the future that isn’t paid, let alone one that requires an additional several hours on either side of it. Know the value of your time! If you don’t love the gig itself, then seriously consider whether it’s worth the time invested.

Does it offer networking opportunities? The reason I took that gig in the first place was to meet other performers in my new city, and that’s certainly happening! I’ve reconnected with some performers I’d met in the past, as well as picked up some new connections. An unpaid gig can be absolutely worth it if it allows you to work with someone you’d like to learn from!

Are there major drawbacks to it? Two and a half hour commutes. Weird or conflicting rehearsal times. Working with someone you can’t stand. Playing an instrument or singing a voice part that you’re not comfortable with. If there’s something that you’ll have to do for a gig that you know you’re going to dread, then think twice about taking it in the first place!

How much time can you honestly devote to it? I have a Bad Habit of saying yes to anything I’m asked to join, which can lead to having way too much to do. I’m finally starting to get better about only accepting work and obligations that actually fit in my schedule. One of the primary things I think about when I consider taking on a new gig is whether I’ll be able to dedicate the external practice time to it that it deserves. Can I actually give a new gig two hours a week of practice time? Will I really sit down and do it? If not, it’s okay - I just say no in the first place. It’s more professional to tell someone no than to say yes and back out.

None of this is to say you shouldn’t do someone a favor - some of my best performances have been unpaid favors to friends, and a lot of those have led to further, funded gigs! However, you have to know what you can actually, physically accomplish in the 24 hours you have in a day.

Gigging can be a super satisfying way to make some cash and improve yourself as a performer. Just make sure it’s worth your time! Never be afraid to say no to something if it doesn’t work for you or your life. You got this!

An Imaginary Life

For @loveinpanem   LOVE IS prompt. Thank you ladies for hosting another beautiful event. Your creativity, care, and thoughtfulness w ith each prompt is always inspirational. Hugs and kisses.

This story is dedicated to my friend @norbertsmom who reads my meanderings and manages to make me  sound brilliant and to  @arbyeatscheesebuns Happy Belated birthday my dear friend. MAY you have a marvelous year!

Rated: G & all Mistakes are entirely mine..

“Come on!” Primrose urged as she tugged on her coat. “Come on,” she stomped her foot as Katniss calmly put on her coat. “Hurry up Katniss!” Prim dragged Katniss out of the house.

“Really Prim,” Katniss grumbled but she didn’t really mean it as a complaint.

“We’re gonna be late,” Prim said her eyes twinkled, the apple of her cheeks were pink with the cold.

“The stores aren’t gonna get up and move Primrose. It’s Saturday and it’s my only day to sleep in.” Katniss scowled but it didn’t reach her eyes, her lips twitched upwards threatening to form a smile, even as she stared at her sisters face.

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Quick overview

So meet the final of the free unit trio, Sharena, who is arguably the best of the three. Well more her past self was, how post 6 months are her useage dropped off massively besides for bonus points. However that’s not to say she’s bad, shes a lot faster than most lance units with solid bulk to back it up. Plus theres several sets she can run so its not like shes out of options at all. While these days she fights with Anna for the best free unit at the start, she does face some other weakness compared to other lance units like the lack of being able to merge and heavy feather investment, but she’s still a solid pick and worth training for the missions.

Base kit

Sharena at base is meant to be a wall, Fensalir inflicts atk-4 on foes in 2 spaces, boosting up both her defence and resistance, Rally attack is a great support option for the team and lets her safeguard a mage while they increase their damage output. Speed +3 helps gain and prevent doubles, while Fortify defence is somewhat odd on this base kit, but extra defence is always nice.

Her task is to wall for the most part so things like breaker skills and quick riposte are solid options to round her off build. Luna tends to be her best special in most cases.

Suggested set

Mould breaker

no ivs available

Fensalir, reposistion, Moonbow/Luna/Bonfire

Slot A = Triangle adept, fury, steadystance/breath, spd+3, def+3

Slot B = Lance breaker / swordbreaker / Renewal

Slot C = Threaten defence or any c skill

Sharenas main bread and butter kit. In the old days she ran Fury with Lancebreaker, though some people, like moi, prefered the simple stat boosts and not the hp loss brought by fury for a wall. However these days triangle adept makes for a scary option which if combined with lance breaker, she can pretty much destroy most red and lance units with ease. Steady breath is also an option and makes Ignis a viable option, or even moonbow into a special which procs every turn. though any skill which increases her tanking abilities is appreciated. B slot the already mentioned lance breaker is great for her, though swordbreaker and renewal are good options too. Finally threaten defence can be use to essentially destroy any unit who lives an encounter, though you may prefer a hone or something.