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Bloodborne Sci-fi AU

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Because I have waaayy too much time on my hands, and also space. Anyone who wants to add on or pitch some ideas to me, hit me up or just reblog this post!

  • Old Yharnam is a colony on the Pthumerian planet, which humans found while exploring space.
  • The Pthumerian planet’s surface was inhospitable to Pthumerians and as such their cities were built underground. However, most of them were wiped out due to a blood plague, the remaining civilization a twisted relic of its former self.
  • Byrgenwerth was a large research ship captained by Willem, Laurence being his second-in-command. They were originally intended to only explore and research the Pthumerian labyrinths.
  • The humans inhabited the surface of the Pthumerian planet under the command of Laurence, starting a colony there which they name Yharnam. Willem stayed behind in Byrgenwerth.
  • The beast scourge is exactly the same, because space werewolves are important to me as a concept. Laurence also still creates the Healing Church, etc etc.
  • The Healing Church is also basically the same, just aesthetically different and with greater power over the colony of Yharnam as their creator is also the creator of the colony of Yharnam.
  • As things in Old Yharnam began to go awry, The Healing Church begins to start work on New Yharnam, a self-sustaining orbital colony that would be put into the Pthumerian planet’s orbit. Plans for such a city had been in existance for a while, and the city was completely just in time for Old Yharnam to fall and burn, literally.
  • The Healing Church as well as related organizations move to New Yharnam, the city orbiting above the mostly destroyed planet. Most teleporters to Old Yharnam are out of service, except for one buried deep in the bowels of the floating city, which is even then blocked off by an ally of Djura.
  • The Executioners and the Vilebloods are two warring factions, the Executioners of course being linked to the Church. Their purpose is (as in canon) to destroy the Vilebloods.
  • The Vilebloods are also the same as in canon in terms of how blood affected them. They were a small group that arose during the time of Old Yharnam, gradually growing in power and size until they moved from Old Yharnam, starting their own seperate colony.
  • The Church was displeased with not having a group in their control, and thus they created the Executioners to deal with the Vilebloods. The Vilebloods were, however, rather competent at defending themselves for a while.
  • Eventually the Vilebloods moved to a massive mothership, leaving the Pthumerian planet completely in hopes of being left alone.
  • The Church still wasn’t pleased with this, and they armed the Executioners with their own ship. The Executioner/Vileblood fued culminated in the elimination of every last Vileblood except Annalise, the Vileblood Queen and Commander of the ship Cainhurst. Logarius, Master of the Executioners (and of course Commander of the unnamed Executioner ship), guards the entrance to the ship’s bridge where Annalise is entombed, the immortal queen being the only thing that isn’t a shriveled corpse.
  • Cainhurst, battle-torn, derelict, and without power, drifts through the orbit of the Pthumerian planet. Everything within the ship is coated in a layer of frost that was created when the ship’s hull was breached during its final battle.

Ensign Sariel Rager was a 24th century Starfleet command division officer and helmsman.

In 2367, Ensign Rager was at the conn of the USS Enterprise-D when the ship encountered a swarm of a spaceborne species, of which Junior was a member. (TNG: “Galaxy’s Child”)

She was at the conn when the ship became trapped in a Tyken’s Rift. Lack of dreams caused her to forget how to operate the conn, so she was ordered to sickbay by Commander Riker and replaced by Kenny Lin. (TNG: “Night Terrors”)

In 2369, Rager was serving aboard the Galaxy-class starship Enterprise-D when the ship discovered a Dyson sphere. She piloted the ship out of the sphere by executing a 90-degree roll to slip out of the quickly closing bay doors. (TNG: “Relics”)

Following disturbing behavior at the conn, Rager was abducted by Solanogen-based lifeforms and was experimented on in their laboratory. Fortunately, she was saved by Commander Riker. (TNG: “Schisms”)

-Memory Alpha

On December 25, 2000, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the Ugab River in Namibia.

Here’s the playlist that I made that I’ve been listening to on repeat while drawing Dan and the Mothman, but it also serves as a playlist for late night monster or UFO hunts

Tracklist

Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer- Crobot / The Mothman Cometh- Impaler / Monster- The Automatic Automatics / Cryptozoology!- Gatornate And The Gladezmen / Men In Black- Frank Black / Motorway To Roswell- Pixies / The Creature From Outer Space- Sonny Day / The Devil Was In my Yard- The Sleepy Jackson / Nowhere Man- The Beatles / Aliens- Fleece / Soul Systems Burn- King Black Acid / Bad Moon Rising- Rasputina / Red Eyes- J. T. Woodruff / CIA- Fleece/ Ahool- Omniverse / Howl- Junip / Cryptozoology- Paper Bird / Concerning UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois- Surfjan Stevens / Incoming Mr. Indrid Cold 1967- Undead Anna / Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Spacecraft- Klaatu / Half Light- Low With Tomandandy

Emerson NASA Knife

In 1999, NASA contracted Emerson to build a knife for use on Space Shuttle missions and the International Space Station. Rather than design a new model from scratch, NASA chose an existing model which already met their specifications, with one additional design requirement. The model is a folding version of the Specwar knife that Emerson had designed for Timberline with the addition of a guthook cut into the tantō point of the blade with which astronauts could open their freeze dried food packages.

(Source: Wikipedia)

i got SO MANY stares and glares and leers and ogles yesterday, it was crazy full-on. Seemed like every man over the age of about 40 had an opinion about me that had to be demonstrated right up in my face and it ran the gamut from rapey leers to outright offense. Pretty hard to deal with while i’m in the middle of an intense dysphoria wave but i managed to screw some of my punk spit together near the end of the day and donated some top quality sneers to some balding white guys who seemed to be trying to figure out what planet i hail from. Losers, as if it’s not transparently obvious i was spaceborn.
Anyway i took this right after i got home so tumblr can get a good ogle in too.

Scope Dogg’s Mecha Showcase: Aim for the Top: Gunbuster

This is part of a series of reviews I plan on doing on various mecha franchises. The only rule is that I’m not touching the three franchises I think are the most well known (Gurren Lagann, Evangelion, Gundam) in an effort to spread the love towards some series that I feel fly somewhat under the radar for non-mecha fans. Any spoilers will only be very minor and will typically only concern the very beginning of the story.

Why you should watch it, in brief:

Exciting action and emotional drama delivered through excellent animation. A short but very sweet classic series.

The setting:

Humanity is starting to extend its reach towards the stars, when one of its fleets is suddenly and violentally attacked by a species of massive spaceborne lifeforms called Space Monsters, leaving very few survivors. Amongst ththe slain is Admiral Takaya. His daughter Noriko enlists at a training school as a trainee Machine Weapon pilot, as humanity begins to gear up to fight back. Noriko seems like an unlikely heroine, as she is clumsy and not as capable as many of her schoolmates, especially her supremely talented idol, Kazumi Amano. However, Coach Ohta, who is on the lookout for recruits to take into space, believes that Noriko has hidden talent, and selects her and Kazumi as candidates for the Top squadron, humanity’s most elite unit of Machine Weapon pilots. Noriko must overcome physical and emotional hurdles in order to live up to the expectations of the Coach and her comrades - and in so doing, become worthy of piloting humanity’s newest secret weapon, the Gunbuster.

Why you should watch it, in full:

Director Hidetaki Anno is most noted for the famed Evangelion series. However, it wasn’t the first impact that he made on the mecha genre. That honour belongs to his debut work Aim for the Top, more colloquially known to mecha fans as Gunbuster, published by Gainax between 1987 and 1988. It’s a very different animal to Evangelion in a lot of ways, being a much more straightforward story, and lacking the many layers of symbolism and striking imagery that Anno’s later work would go on to become acclaimed for, but for devoted fans of this genre, Gunbuster is no less memorable, and is a landmark entry both to the fledgling Gainax studio that published it and to the genre as a whole. More after the break.

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