The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to representing how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight exactly.
In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the Hydrogen Bomb was first tested. Further, the minute hand has only changed nineteen times since the Clocks creation.
This is not an announcement to take lightly or brush off – these scientists are all renowned geniuses in their respective fields and they have never been known to change the Time casually or without very strong reasoning.
To those that are sick of politics and don’t see the point in discussing the current state of the world: THIS is the point. THIS is the result of widespread apathy, lack of education, and disinterest in current events.
Once upon a time Rome was a magnificent and powerful empire, but it still crumbled to the ground at the peak of its glory. As an Archaeology student I can tell you that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The final sentence in the Doomsday report this morning gave a warning, “Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”
A couple could be reuniting at this very moment and hugging one another ever so tightly
A baby could be smiling a gummy smile to its parents for the first time
Someone could be taking the first bite of their grandmother’s homemade cookies
A child could have just successfully came out to their family and received nothing but support
A person could be walking away from a toxic relationship and starting their life anew
A struggling author could have just gotten their book published for the first time
A student could have just received their report card and saw nothing but good grades
A child could be getting pushed on the swing set
A college student could have just made it safely home to visit for Thanksgiving
A child could have finally gotten adopted by loving parents
summary: you haven’t been at school all week, you haven’t been answering texts. eventually, the boys decided that they’re not going to wait for you to reply anymore, and take matters into their own hands.
a/n: yoo so sorry for the angsty thing, i was planning on putting up some starboy laurens fluff but ive been having a pretty bad day meself so. wrote some angst cuz it made me feel better. if you’re having a bad day i hope it helps and i hope u feel good tomorrow!
You had spent the week in bed. Your work was beginning to
pile up – in both a metaphorical and literal sense, you thought as you looked
at the pile of papers on your desk – and you probably got more texts in the
past five days than you’ve gotten in the past year. Everyone was worried about
you. Just today, Alexander had left you 3 voicemails and he sent you 51 messages in the span of 6
sent you 2 pictures of Lafayette and Hercules playing checkers, and then one of
himself pouting because, as he put it, he ‘wanted to see you’; Lafayette sent
you a video of himself singing some French song that was supposed to be a
lullaby but it didn’t really help; Hercules sent you a picture of himself in a
Nothing cheered you up. You hadn’t had this bad of a spell in years, but lately
things had gotten worse and couldn’t bring yourself to do anything. You just couldn’t.
This is probably awful of me but my favorite thing about that TFA Rey and Obi ficlet was the fact that probably Vader was carrying around his old master like some snow white or sleeping beauty bullshit lmao
@soulffles Oh, Im glad to answer it! (Just needed some time to prepare, hah). Part 1 just in case
Time for dumb headcanons:
Firstly, I think he would be pure-blood, but, of course, its not a strong reason. Agreste family surely wasnt the Death Eaters, hah, but also wasnt supporters of their ideas, even being the most of them in the Slytherin House (maybe his mom would be in the Ravenclaw, for example).
Secondly, yeah, I guess, the most of us think than Adrien is more perfect for Hufflepuff house because of being the biggest cutie pie. But, whats funny, maybe because of this he also could be in Slytherin. How?
Too simple, huh? Well, Im not a big psychologist. Actually, some mages and witches were strangely chosen in the Houses in canon (the best example is Peter Pettigrew)
That was the most normal reasons
Thirdly…. Well, green color suits him, lmao. (not sorry) Fourthly, for me, it just makes interesting plot and also interactions with other characters
With Nino, for example
((Sometimes they make stupid jokes about it))
Okay, i can talk about Hogwarts AU really long time, so i need to stop. I hope, theres enough for explaining about Adrien being in the Slytherin (i know, theres not enought and my explanation is stupid) OKAY HE IS JUST LIKE SCORPIUS AND THATS ALL
There is very little else about men and women that I don’t understand fairly well, but I confess that sex is beyond me. It missed me, or perhaps I dodged it.
May Hawthorne, Where There’s A Will by Rex Stout, Ch. 6
I’ve been updating my Nero Wolfe quotes file – I draw quotes from every Rex Stout story I read, as a way of keeping track of which ones I’ve read – and I decided I should share one from every book.
I just finished Where There’s A Will, which randomly features an asexual character who isn’t the murderer or murderee or even particularly vilified for her behavior, which is impressive in a book from 1940. The case for Wolfe being asexual is a reasonably strong one but not without its entanglements, whereas May Hawthorne, the president of a women’s university in the book, obviously isn’t a man-hater or mentally ill or a bad person. She’s just not interested in sex, and it’s a random background trait that everyone basically accepts.
As with most genre work from the early 20th century there are a lot of issues with the Wolfe novels (they grow lesser as time passes, which I think is because Rex Stout was trying to write to his audience and then just stopped giving any fucks) but once in a while there’s a random pop of "Well, this is weirdly enlightened.”