Solar System: 10 Things to Know This Week...Halloween Edition!
This week, we’re getting into the Halloween spirit with 10 spooktacular things to let your imagination run wild.
It’s not Halloween without our favorite scary characters, but what if they could stop bothering us Earthlings and go far, far away? We begin with where Dracula, Frankenstein, and other creepy creatures might choose to live if the galaxy were theirs to claim…
1. The dark (k)night.
The prince of darkness himself, Dracula, can finally seek sweet respite from the Sun. We think he’d love to live on a rocky planet named YZ Ceti d that orbits so close to its red star that it’s tidally locked keeping one side of the planet in perpetual nighttime and the other side in perpetual daytime, with a brilliant red sky (though we can guess which side Dracula will prefer).
2. Where art thou, werewolves?
Home sweet home for our furry Full Moon friends might just be on Trappist-1, a planetary system with seven planets—and where standing on one planet would mean the other planets look like six moons (some as big as our Moon in the sky).
3. Left in the dust.
We couldn’t think of anyone better to live on Proxima b than The Mummy. Hopefully this ancient monster can finally rest in peace on an exoplanet that scientists theorize is a desert planet once home to ancient oceans.
4. Cloudy with a chance of Frankenstein.
One scientific experiment we’d like to conduct: whether Frankenstein would rather live on HAT-P-11b or Kepler-3b, theorized to have fierce thunderstorms and lightning.
5. The walking dead.
We’re pretty confident that if zombies were to pick a planet, they’d want one that shares their love of death and destruction. We think they’d feel right at home on one of the pulsar planets, which are scorched by radiation because they orbit a dead star.
6. Rest your weary bones.
Skeletons need look no further: Osiris, an exoplanet that’s so close to a star that it’s “losing its flesh” as the star destroys it, seems like a perfect match.
7. Enough of the scary stuff.
For kids out there, turn pumpkin decorating into an out-of-this-world activity with space-themed stencils, from Saturn to the Sun.
8. Spooky sounds.
Cassini’s radio emissions from Saturn could give creaky doors and howling winds a run for their money. Listen to the eerie audio recordings here and find more HERE.
9. Pumpkin-carve like a NASA engineer.
NASA engineers design and build robots that can fly millions of miles to study other planets for a living—so on Halloween, they can’t help but bring that creative thinking to the grand old tradition of pumpkin carving. Take a cue from their creations with these insider tips.
10. Detective for a day.
From blades of ice on Pluto to a fuzzy, white “bunny” photographed on Mars, become a solar system sleuth and see if you can solve the stellar mysteries in this slideshow (then compare with how scientists cracked the case).
“And I want people to feel that even as the show ends, we see Booth and Brennan walking off, and they’re changed people, but you want to have that feeling that yes, they’re still going to be out there, and they’re still going to be solving cases and making the world a better place, even if you’re not going to see them anymore. They’re still joking and laughing in the car, having their differences and having those playful fights they have. You really hope that’s still going on when you don’t see it. It’s certainly bittersweet not to be able to see them again, but just to feel that they’re all in a good place and they’re going to be okay. And you as a viewer are going to be okay, too.” - Michael Peterson
Friendly reminder, that children have romantic feelings, and can have crushes when they are young.
Showing kids in a romantic relationship is okay, and it doesn’t equal sexualization. If you immediately associate romantic feelings with sexual attraction, you belittle not only real kid’s romantic feeling, but also asexual people. ROMANTIC =/= SEXUAL
a concept: jake being uncharacteristicly chill in the last few weeks of amy being pregnant, like everyone’s expecting him to freak out about being a dad but he’s actually just super calm and focused on how amy’s doing/going over the birth plan (of course there’s a birth plan)
except the second amy actually goes into labour he completely flips out because oh god, he’s about to be a father, who the hell let him be responsible for a child, he is still a child, this is actually happening but he’s not ready, ahhhhh
and the squad are no help because they’re all freaking out too - terry’s work kids are having kids and he can’t stop crying/stress yogurt-eating, charles is so overwhelmed by america’s dream couple finally having a baby he keeps passing out, rosa and holt are freaking out over their respective aunt and grandfather duties and gina’s busy live streaming the whole thing
meanwhile amy’s literally giving birth but she’s the one calming jake down and reassuring him, telling him he’s going to be a great dad
and then, just like that, they have a child - and it is the most precious and beautiful and tiny thing jake has ever seen and he holds it so gently in his arms and we all die instantly from how adorable it is the end
So I’m at that scene in book 2 when Neil is going off on Andrew at Exites for not caring about himself or wanting to save himself, you know, right before The Moment of Intense UST?
Anyway that triggered the memory of Andrew’s ‘this could be a problem’ moment from Nora’s extra content so I went to look for it and this is what it says:
“The first time Andrew saw Neil without his medication blurring his judgment, he thought, This could be a problem, but he did not take it seriously then.”
And so I had my normal reaction to it (nioce, nioce) until I realized something. I’ve assumed this whole time she meant this at the start of Kings Men but it says 'THE FIRST TIME Andrew saw Neil without his medication…’
The FIRST time.
Do you guys know when that was? Chapter 2. Of The Foxhole Court. Book 1.
I want you to imagine Andrew Minyard waiting in that airport for Neil and seeing him for only the SECOND TIME and thinking 'this could be a problem’
Just think about the level of frustration he felt being attracted to this mysterious guy while also being incredibly suspicious of him.
P L E A S E THINK ABOUT HOW NEIL WAS INTERESTING TO HIM WHEN ON THE MEDICATION AS WELL.
So what I’m saying is, Andrew wanted Neil wether on the drugs or not, he found him endlessly frustrating and incredibly stupid and he liked him oh so very much and he really hated that.
He never stood a chance.
the worst kind of cultural differences are polite kissing differences…. they make everything awkward…
when you kiss with one cheek but they’re european so they go for the double kiss and you leave them hanging awkwardly… when they’re from somewhere that does three kisses and it’S FUCKING WEIRD WHY THREE, when they’re from somewhere in i think northern south america? where they actually put their lips on your cheek and you’re left feeling gross like why did u do that that’s wet and disgusting… when they’re from somewhere where they don’t kiss at all and you go for it and they kinda jump back and it’s awkward af….the worst…