space for giants

anonymous asked:

mckirk - where joanna is ill with a serious virus

  • Bones has finally been relaxing a bit. They’re on their way to York Town to deliver important deep-space research material to researchers there, and the prospect of a few days off puts everyone in a good mood. Bones especially. Though the fact that there haven’t been any incidents in a while (no casualties, no surprise attacks, no green giant space hands trying to take them down) has helped him a lot, too. And it shows in Bones’ behavior. He wakes Jim up with kisses, and Jim smiles lightly when soft lips brush over his cheek and his neck. “Hmm, you’re in a good mood,” Jim hums quietly, reaching out and running his hand through Bones’ hair. “Well, you know, you haven’t spoken much yet,” Bones replies, and Jim huffs. “Rude,” he says, but he happily leans in closer when Bones kisses him. Properly this time, before Jim rolls both of them around to straddle his hips. “Let me show you just how much more your mood could improve.”
  • It does. Jim is in a good mood, too, when he sits down in his chair on the bridge. Since Bones is with him on the bridge, they’re not exactly subtle about it, either, even though they think they are. Literally all of the bridge crew catches those not-so-subtle glances, Bones’ hand on Jim’s shoulder, and the fact that the doctor is smiling, even if ever so lightly. 
  • But of course, one quick message changes all of that. Bones groans when his PADD notifies him of a call. “It’s Jocelyn,” he says, and Jim huffs. “You don’t have to pick up,“ he says, but Bones turns around and leaves the Bridge. The last thing Jim hears is the other pick up the phone with a quick and snappy: ”what?“
  • Bones is back maybe two minutes later, and the look on his face is fear rather than anger. “I need to get to Earth,” he says to Jim, and Jim frowns. “That’s not really en-route,” he says. “Get me. To Earth,” Bones insists, and Jim gets up, grabbing Bones’ arm to pull him to privacy. “What’s the matter?” “Joanna,” Bones says, “Joanna is sick. The doctors there can’t figure out what it is. I gotta go back, Jim. Put me on a shuttle-” “You hate shuttles,” Jim says, “and we’re too far away from Earth for you to make it there alive.” Jim reaches out, fingers brushing over Bones’ cheeks in an attempt to calm him down a little. “Breathe, Bones,” he says, “don’t get yourself in a panic attack over this.” “Damn it, Jim,” Bones says, a sentence Jim hears almost daily, but not often with such frustration in his tone. Jim lets go of the other, turning around to walk back to his chair. “Chekov, change direction to Earth. Full speed ahead, Mr. Sulu.”
  • Starfleet Officials be damned, Jim ignores every message when its recognised they’re off course, and they make it to Earth as quickly as they can. Bones disappears into the hospital, fully ignoring the quarantine the doctors have placed his daughter in, and that means Jim gets to see him even less, because now the doctors fear Bones got himself potentially infected, too. Some infectious virus she got on an excursion to Mars. A few other kids in her class are affected by it as well, and Jim makes sure to pay them a visit with candy and helium balloons, wishing all of them a speedy recovery. Even if it doesn’t really help them and they can’t eat the candy without throwing it back up, most of the kids are amazed by the visit of the (in)famous captain Kirk. 
  • Bones lifts quarantine pretty quickly, yelling at doctors for their incompetence. Jim hates to admit it, but it’s much more amusing not to be on the receiving end of that yelling. That said, though, now that he’s allowed in Joanna’s room, Jim makes sure to pay her a visit. 
  • “I heard you brought the others candy,” Joanna says as a greeting, glancing at Jim’s empty hands judgmentally. “The others also threw up said candy, so I decided to save you that fate,” Jim replies, sitting down in the chair next to her bed, and he reaches out for her hand. She looks pale, her skin feels clammy, somehow hot and cold at the same time. “Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?” Jim asks, and Joanna shakes her head. With those tubes going into her nose, she looks even more sick. “I think only dad can make me feel better,” Joanna replies, “just… make sure he rests, too, okay? Dad looks stressed out.” “He always does,” Jim agrees, “and he’s stressed out because he’s worried about you. How was Mars, though?” “Boring,” Joanna replies, and Jim listens to her talk about their visit to the colony there, and how the only exciting thing was a dust storm. 
  • Outside the door, both of them hear Jocelyn and Bones argue over Jo’s well-being, and Joanna sighs. Jim reaches out for the remote, turning on the television instead. “Alright, scoot over. I’m gonna watch TV in bed with you.” “What if you get sick, too?” Joanna asks, and Jim laughs. “Your dad lifted quarantine, so it doesn’t spread as much as the other doctors initially thought. I’ll be fine,” he says, lying down in bed next to her, an arm around her shoulders, and they watch TV together.
  • Bones shakes him awake a little later, the expression on his face a little softened by the look of Joanna fast asleep in Jim’s arms. “Is she okay?” he asks quietly, and Jim nods. “I mean, physically, you know better than I,” he replies softly, and Bones sits down at the edge of the hospital bed. “It’s an alien form of meningitis,” Bones says, and Jim looks at him a little sheepishly, “brain infection,” the doctor continues to explain. “That sounds awful,” Jim replies, running a hand through Joanna’s hair. “Yeah. Could’ve been treated already had the other doctors thought of checking the spinal fluid-” “Bones, I love you, but you’re grossing me out,” Jim replies,  leaning in to kiss the other’s worried pout into a small smile, “so Joanna’s gonna be okay?” “Yes,” Bones replies. “Good,” Jim says, “then this was more than worth it.” “Hmmhmm,” Bones agrees quietly as Jim slips off the bed and reaches out for his jacket, “worth what?”
  • Jim’s temporarily suspended for deliberately delaying a Starfleet mission and disobeying authoritarian orders. Bones is furious when he finds out. Partially at Jim for not telling him. But mostly at Starfleet officials for blaming Jim, and Jim patiently sits at the meeting table (with a very uncomfortable looking Spock) while the doctor next to them uses colourful southern slang in an attempt to convince them otherwise, but he’s not really succeeding. In fact, Bones almost gets himself suspended too, had it not been that Bones treated one of the Official’s kids for the same disease as Joanna. In the end, the three of them walk it off with a few warnings and temporary micro-management on the Enterprise, but when Jim looks at Bones’ shoulders (still stiff, but less so than before), and the other reaches out for Jim’s hand, the captain knows he’d do it again in a heartbeat.

The OUREA Christian Grajewski

“317 years after human kind’s extinction, the OUREA reaches her final destination, the planet Aion. Loaded with the genetic samples and the memory of a billion people and the equipment to build a new world. Theia the artificial intelligence has the task to rebuild human society…“


Someone: *shit talking about robot characters also offending those who like them*















I meant to post this last night but it was already 3am

pt. I : x

The Fan’s Guide to the Altean Language

Because fanfiction

Probably not complete, but enough to get started. If something is wrong or needs more explaining, let me know. Potential spoilers if you haven’t watch both seasons.

Units of time (presumably not equal to earth time)

  • Quintent = 1 day
  • Decathebe = decade
  • Dobash = minute
  • Varga = hour
  • Tick = second
  • Spicolian movement = week
  • @saiikavon has pointed out that in S2E8, the Blades of Marmora base would be closed for 2 quintents. When they mention that 10 Vargas have passed, Lance correctly estimates another 30 Vargas until the base is open again. From this it can be assumed that 2 Quintents = 40 Vargas or 1 Quintent = 20 Vargas.  


  • Stick out like a shoferiaks nose
  • blown straight to Wazblay
  • faster than an angry clanmurel 
  • Jump like a spritely clovenheifer
  • mad as a wet chuuper
  • linked at the ears like a pack of yellmore
  • kragasquizzle on the balmera


  • Nunvil - a purple beverage that purportedly tastes like hotdog water and feet. Other commentary includes “the nectar of the gods”, “makes a wonderful hair tonic”, and “settles the stomach and brightens your smile”
  • Quiznack - a swear word, similar in use to Fuck, crap, or hell (ie: “Oh quiznack” or “What the quiznack”)
  • Quintessence - a type of energy. Context from the world indicates that it is likely some form of Life/spirit energy [EDIT] It’s a real word! According to : noun1.the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.2.the most perfect embodiment of something.3.(in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element,ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies,the others being air, fire, earth, and water. Thanks @nickelpenn for the info!
  • Weblem - a giant space worm that eats dead planets, repurposing the material into “the building blocks of new solar systems”. They produce the scultrite mineral, used for Altean teledove lenses.
  • Slavendehoe - literally the altean word for “gone”
  • Duflax - an altean creature with a beak and webbed feet.

Other useful info

  • The paladins left earth on a monday (S1E2)
  • Cryopod, cryo replenishers, and sleep pods have all been used to describe the same unit
  • The black lion is largest, the yellow/blue lions next largest, and the red/green ones the smallest. So Lance and Hunks lions would be described as about the same size
  • The swords the blades of Mamora use are made of Luxite, which is rare
  • Coran accompanied his Grandfather while the castle of lions was being built, potentially putting his age in the 600s (not counting the 10k year cryo-sleep)
  • In S2E5, Coran refers to Pidge as “gentlelady”, meaning the usage of she/her pronouns by fans is canonically correct 

Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed its sixth swoop past Jupiter as it moves around its highly elliptical orbit. Pictured, Jupiter is seen from below where, surprisingly, the horizontal bands that cover most of the planet disappear into swirls and complex patterns. A line of white oval clouds is visible nearer to the equator. Recent results from Juno show that Jupiter’s weather phenomena can extend deep below its cloud tops, and that Jupiter’s magnetic field varies greatly with location. Juno is scheduled to orbit Jupiter 37 times with each orbit taking about six weeks.

Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran

So like I was rewatching the space mall episode-

-and my weaboo alarm started going off when I saw the space pirate outfits and!! It turns out that each of them has bits that reference different anime and reflect the personality/situation of the paladin wearing them and I’m cryindkfg LOOK

Pidge’s glasses are Kamina’s from Gurren Lagann. Kamina is an older brother character who uh inspires his (pseudo) sibling to travel to space and fight in a giant fucking fighting robot. And after Kamina dies, Kamina’s little brother ends up wearing his glasses (or a version of them, at least).

(*Matt voice* “believe in the me that believes in you, Katie”)

I’m actually willing to bet my entire firstborn child that Keith’s outfit is referencing Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, who, shit you not, starts out as a rival character from a planet of evil killer furries and then becomes a grumpy ally/friend to the heroes. He’s even crossing his arms just like him I’m so mad

I spent like an hour trying to figure out Hunk but then I realized: spiky shoulder pads, spike on head, apron (later on in ep). He’s Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist, aka a big, strong, compassionate kid who likes cute things, food, and hugs, and will kick your entire ass if you try to hurt anybody in front of him. Also Alphonse is a suit of armor, and Hunk’s lion is the most armored, like…

Lance’s little glasses and long coat are just like Vash’s from Trigun. And fucking. Vash is a fucking marksman who acts goofy but gets serious to help others / when in trouble and doesn’t understand the full extent of his abilities. Does any of this. Sound familiar at all.

I couldn’t figure out Coran’s (apparently I’m not that level of weeb yet) but if someone knows who he’s referencing please tell me so I can get mad about that too because I can’t believe I didn’t notice all of these fucking parallels the first time around what the fuck

so apparently femshep’s official height is 5′3″, and garrus’ is 7′. that’s a height difference of a whopping 21 inches. I’m honestly so disappointed that this isn’t addressed in-game because you just know he’d absolutely rip the piss out of her for it 

“hey shep I’m pretty sure alliance regulations say that anyone under 5′7″ has to use a booster seat in the mako…” 

garrus…kiss ur tiny angry girlfriend before she decks you…