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me: oh my god the new semester starts tomorrow and I have personal projects to finish and

brain: have you ever noticed how every ability icon in DotA 2 looks like a political cartoon if you label something “taxes”

me: You don’t even play DotA 2.

brain:

Using this Saturday to catch up on husband duties I let get behind while I was building the deck. A bunch of small chores needed done around the house today and that took up all day but hopefully I can get back in my shop and start a new project for a friend tomorrow. I did make enough time to grill a badass ribeye for dinner. My life is not to bad.

Calling all religious people!

I’m starting a new project based around a quote by the murdered British MP Jo Cox: “We have far more in common than that which divides us.” The aim is to look at the beliefs, history and practices of world religions in an attempt to give more understanding to religions and show how beliefs are essentially similar throughout the world. 

Although I have experience and knowledge of Christianity, I don’t feel I have the authority to comment in-depth on the beliefs or practices of Islam or Hinduism etc, and as such ask that anyone who does have good knowledge or experience with world religions, whether major or minor, tribal or indigenous, poly/mono/a-theistic etc, helps contribute in some way. At the moment it’s only for fun, and may be distributed in inter-faith circles depending on the responses and levels of interest, but nevertheless, if anyone’s interested then just send me a message.

New Free! Project Announced!!!

At tonight’s High Speed! live viewing and stage greeting, it was announced Free! will be getting a new project!

The teaser showed the HS scene of Haru reading Rin’s letter, “Rin, I’ll also be like you.” before announcing “NEW FREE! PROJECT” The nature of the project (new season, movie, etc.) is unknown!

HOORAY!!!!

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danganronpa in 2016? it’s more likely than you think.
Strange Bond, a KomaHina zine is finally live, a 20pg book featuring 16 wonderful artists! 

UPDATE: Pre-orders end on the 20th of September.

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Signal boosts are highly appreciated! Thank you!

How to Start: A Five-Step Guide to Prepare for Your Novel

It can be hard to start a story. Just how do you transform an idea into words, then transform those words into a plot? Faith Blum, NaNoWriMo participant, shares 

I’ve always been fascinated by how other people get started in their writing process for a new project. 

My first novel was inspired by a picture and a story contest. For that novel, I had no outline and very little character development. I just wrote one word after another. 

Since then, I have taken on various preparation methods for my writing projects.

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I’m pleased to announce the start of something new! 

I’m under taking a new project to help better connect the wide array of tumblr users.

This form is open to any FFXIV player or FFXIV Free Company, but is directed at Role Players. I want to help blogs that are just starting off or those that are not on a highly populated server find what they are looking for.

If you don’t wish to click the image above, you can access the form here {x}

I currently have a form and spreadsheet set up. However I plan on creating a directory tumblr, featuring icons and the information given in the form, and sorted by world for easy access. 

My goal is simply to create an organized list available to everyone.

Please help me in reblogging this and sharing this link.

Data Base can be viewed here!

Official Blog can be found here! Links to enter, Links to view Data Base, and Images to share can be found here. 

Oh boy this took WAY longer than I thought it would. So what is this you’re asking. This is Ivan Kovalsky from my new project: From RBG With Love.

Who is Ivan? Ivan Gregori Kovalsky is an aspiring animator who has a power known as RBGgen (or Red-blue-green generation) that allows him to animate anything he draws with his right arm. Ivan grew up in an average, fairly wealthy family. He would animate his drawings into real life and play with them all day. But one day a shadowy blob attacked him and he discovered he had an alternate power: Anti-RBGgen; an ability that erases RBG animates. Despite being told he has a gift, Ivan decided to disregard it and took interest in non RBG animation (you know, moving pictures).

What is RBG?

RBG is a power that humanity learned in ancient times. It allows them to animate their drawings into real life to aid them or fight for them. All RBG users contain RBG energy. This is used to animate creations and if it runs out, the animates will fall apart. Legend says that there is a power to erase RBG animates called Anti-RBG. But very little is known about it. Both RBGgen and Anti-RBGgen manifest as markings on Ivan’s arms.

Who are the two next to Ivan?

The one coming from the right arm is Jet Blaster. He is Ivan’s most commonly animated creation and is a very loyal and brave high-speed robot. The one coming from the left arm is Anti. Anti animates whenever Ivan uses his left arm to draw. Anti is a mysterious animate and seems to have it’s own agenda.

Where can you go to follow this?

Here my good sir or madam: From RBG With Love

just note that I obviously just started this project at the time of typing this. If you go to the blog at the time of me posting this, don’t expect much. At the moment I plan to post art of characters, settings, and info about he story that isn’t spoilers.

More info is comming soon.

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NASA’s Fermi mission expands its search for dark matter

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground and in space have yet to find a trace of dark matter, the results are helping scientists rule out some of the many theoretical possibilities. Three studies published earlier this year, using six or more years of data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, have broadened the mission’s dark matter hunt using some novel approaches.
“We’ve looked for the usual suspects in the usual places and found no solid signals, so we’ve started searching in some creative new ways,” said Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “With these results, Fermi has excluded more candidates, has shown that dark matter can contribute to only a small part of the gamma-ray background beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way, and has produced strong limits for dark matter particles in the second-largest galaxy orbiting it.”

Dark matter neither emits nor absorbs light, primarily interacts with the rest of the universe through gravity, yet accounts for about 80 percent of the matter in the universe. Astronomers see its effects throughout the cosmos – in the rotation of galaxies, in the distortion of light passing through galaxy clusters, and in simulations of the early universe, which require the presence of dark matter to form galaxies at all.

The leading candidates for dark matter are different classes of hypothetical particles. Scientists think gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light, can help reveal the presence of some of types of proposed dark matter particles. Previously, Fermi has searched for tell-tale gamma-ray signals associated with dark matter in the center of our galaxy and in small dwarf galaxies orbiting our own. Although no convincing signals were found, these results eliminated candidates within a specific range of masses and interaction rates, further limiting the possible characteristics of dark matter particles.

Among the new studies, the most exotic scenario investigated was the possibility that dark matter might consist of hypothetical particles called axions or other particles with similar properties. An intriguing aspect of axion-like particles is their ability to convert into gamma rays and back again when they interact with strong magnetic fields.

These conversions would leave behind characteristic traces, like gaps or steps, in the spectrum of a bright gamma-ray source.

Manuel Meyer at Stockholm University led a study to search for these effects in the gamma rays from NGC 1275, the central galaxy of the Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away.

High-energy emissions from NGC 1275 are thought to be associated with a supermassive black hole at its center. Like all galaxy clusters, the Perseus cluster is filled with hot gas threaded with magnetic fields, which would enable the switch between gamma rays and axion-like particles. This means some of the gamma rays coming from NGC 1275 could convert into axions – and potentially back again – as they make their way to us.

Meyer’s team collected observations from Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT) and searched for predicted distortions in the gamma-ray signal. The findings, published April 20 in Physical Review Letters, exclude a small range of axion-like particles that could have comprised about 4 percent of dark matter.

“While we don’t yet know what dark matter is, our results show we can probe axion-like models and provide the strongest constraints to date for certain masses,” Meyer said. “Remarkably, we reached a sensitivity we thought would only be possible in a dedicated laboratory experiment, which is quite a testament to Fermi.”

Another broad class of dark matter candidates are called Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). In some versions, colliding WIMPs either mutually annihilate or produce an intermediate, quickly decaying particle. Both scenarios result in gamma rays that can be detected by the LAT.

Regina Caputo at the University of California, Santa Cruz, sought these signals from the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), which is located about 200,000 light-years away and is the second-largest of the small satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. Part of the SMC’s appeal for a dark matter search is that it lies comparatively close to us and its gamma-ray emission from conventional sources, like star formation and pulsars, is well understood. Most importantly, astronomers have high-precision measurements of the SMC’s rotation curve, which shows how its rotational speed changes with distance from its center and indicates how much dark matter is present. In a paper published in Physical Review D on March 22, Caputo and her colleagues modeled the dark matter content of the SMC, showing it possessed enough to produce detectable signals for two WIMP types.

“The LAT definitely sees gamma rays from the SMC, but we can explain them all through conventional sources,” Caputo said. “No signal from dark matter annihilation was found to be statistically significant.”

In the third study, researchers led by Marco Ajello at Clemson University in South Carolina and Mattia Di Mauro at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California took the search in a different direction. Instead of looking at specific astronomical targets, the team used more than 6.5 years of LAT data to analyze the background glow of gamma rays seen all over the sky.

The nature of this light, called the extragalactic gamma-ray background (EGB) has been debated since it was first measured by NASA’s Small Astronomy Satellite 2 in the early 1970s. Fermi has shown that much of this light arises from unresolved gamma-ray sources, particularly galaxies called blazars, which are powered by material falling toward gigantic black holes. Blazars constitute more than half of the total gamma-ray sources seen by Fermi, and they make up an even greater share in a new LAT catalog of the highest-energy gamma rays.

Some models predict that EGB gamma rays could arise from distant interactions of dark matter particles, such as the annihilation or decay of WIMPs. In a detailed analysis of high-energy EGB gamma rays, published April 14 in Physical Review Letters, Ajello and his team show that blazars and other discrete sources can account for nearly all of this emission.

“There is very little room left for signals from exotic sources in the extragalactic gamma-ray background, which in turn means that any contribution from these sources must be quite small,” Ajello said. “This information may help us place limits on how often WIMP particles collide or decay.”

Although these latest studies have come up empty-handed, the quest to find dark matter continues both in space and in ground-based experiments. Fermi is joined in its search by NASA’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle detector on the International Space Station.

“A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the brink, to the brink
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

So tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
Oh, lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life”

[Doing this AMV from Saruhiko’s POV this time, which is kinda tricky for me. Gonna be pretty hard to lay out by the end since the beat adds on more and more but I’m excited for it. Gonna be able to use the doujinshi I have and some of the manga this time. Wish me luck.]
NASA's Fermi mission expands its search for dark matter

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground and in space have yet to find a trace of dark matter, the results are helping scientists rule out some of the many theoretical possibilities. Three studies published earlier this year, using six or more years of data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, have broadened the mission’s dark matter hunt using some novel approaches.

“We’ve looked for the usual suspects in the usual places and found no solid signals, so we’ve started searching in some creative new ways,” said Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “With these results, Fermi has excluded more candidates, has shown that dark matter can contribute to only a small part of the gamma-ray background beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way, and has produced strong limits for dark matter particles in the second-largest galaxy orbiting it.”

Dark matter neither emits nor absorbs light, primarily interacts with the rest of the universe through gravity, yet accounts for about 80 percent of the matter in the universe. Astronomers see its effects throughout the cosmos – in the rotation of galaxies, in the distortion of light passing through galaxy clusters, and in simulations of the early universe, which require the presence of dark matter to form galaxies at all.

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High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- seiyuu event March 2017
New Free! series project

anonymous asked:

Your novel sounds fascinating! I would love to read it. My only question is about you benefitting. I know it's not all about money, and it's hard to get published, but if you post it you won't get anything for all the work you put in (besides the adoring and deserved praise). I'm sure you've thought about this, but I wanted to mention it :)

Thank you!

Like I said, I was just floating this idea. I had been considering setting up a “tip jar” of sorts, so people could pay what they wanted for the content. I haven’t fully given up on traditionally publishing my novel, because the full manuscript is still being reviewed by an agent, but I’m exploring some options.

I am encouraged to see such a positive response and I’m glad there’s interest. I’ll be querying some more agents, so we’ll see where it takes me! 

to do list (after the breakup)
1. take refuge in your bed
2. cry. till the tears stop (this will take a few days).
3. don’t listen to slow songs.
4. delete their number from your phone even though it is memorized on your fingertips.
5. don’t look at old photos.
6. find the closest ice cream shop and treat yourself to two scoops of mint chocolate chip. the mint will calm your heart. you deserve the chocolate.
7. buy new bed sheets.
8. collect all the gifts, t-shirts, and everything with their smell on it and drop it off at a donation center.
9. plan a trip.
10. perfect the art of smiling and nodding when someone brings their name up in conversation.
11. start a new project.
12. whatever you do. do not call.
13. do not beg for what does not want to stay.
14. stop crying at some point.
15. allow yourself to feel foolish for believing you could’ve built the rest of your life in someone else’s stomach.
16. breathe.
—  Milk And Honey, Rupi Kaur.
DAY 3058

Jalsa, Mumbai                    Aug 14,  2016                    Sun 11:44 pm 




Birthday - EF - Nitish Murthy  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy birthday Nitish .. wishing you the very best for the 15th and the importance of the day in the life of our nation .. love Ef


On the eve of our Independence achieved after almost 200 years of British rule, on the eve of a film Sholy that released on the 15th of August, on the multifarious activities of the day - the well wishers, the starting of fresh and new projects and its preparation - the return of the family .. the Rio2016 achievements and disappointments .. and the indecisions of the life of a Libra convolute the mind .. leaves it in some joy and happiness .. but also with some anxiety .. 

Without anxiety there would be no achievement .. for if anxiety were to be just another dictionary word, without any specific meaning in the lives of humans, we would all be living such a wretched and uninteresting existence ..

Its like a fight .. if there is no fight there would never be a win ..

Some fights turn out to be victorious, others not .. those not, have distinction of participation .. that in itself is achievement .. how many do participate, look around before we pass it off as a disappointment .. how many took part from other worlds and never succeeded .. count them compare them and then pass judgement on our failures .. or non victories ..

Each failure shall teach us the route to succeed .. each success shall teach us the importance of failure .. when both co exist we are complete .. 

I leave for a while .. but shall be back shortly ..

My love 

Amitabh Bachchan

@magical-mishap

Ross had a plan.  He’d been out gathering supplies and materials on his own for a new project he’d wanted to start building as soon as possible – something that was somewhat a surprise for his two friends.  It was all going great.  Everything he needed was nearby and easy to find, so the lad was in a great mood as he headed back towards their base.  In fact he was in such a good mood that he hadn’t noticed the creeper following him until he stopped at the entrance and heard the familiar hiss. 

“Oh, fu–”  Ross jumped to the side, managing to avoid the blast enough to get away with his life, but he was pretty badly hurt and the front entrance of the base was nothing but a big hole.  Someone downstairs was sure to have heard that explosion.  “You’ve gotta be bloody kidding me,” he groaned up at the sky as he laid on his back in the grass, wincing.