the chemical dust

So Why is Bakugou so angry when he cleans???

Like???

Look at this handle his dental care

And here screaming for trash

Now threatening to explode the ENTIRETY of the ice castle itself just cause he’s so dedicated the cleaning and thinks he can do it better than everyone else.

Like I know he gives his 110% to literally everything he does but child please CALM DOWN  

Images of Change

Our planet is constantly changing, and we use the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of Earth, improve lives and safeguard our future. 

These images show change over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. Some of these effects are related to climate change, some are not. Some document the effects of urbanization or the ravage of natural hazards such as fires and floods. All show our planet in a state of flux. Take a look…

Urban Expansion in New Delhi, India

Between the times these two images were taken, the population of India’s capital and its suburbs (known collectively as “Delhi”) ballooned from 9.4 million to 25 million. It is now second in population only to Tokyo, which has 38 million people.

Great Salt Lake Shrinkage, Utah

Dramatic change in the area of the Great Salt Lake over the past 25 years. The lake was filled to near capacity in 1985 because feeder streams were charged with snowmelt and heavy rainfall. In contrast, the 2010 image shows the lake shriveled by drought. The Promontory Peninsula (protruding into the lake from the top) is surrounded by water on three sides in the first image, but is landlocked on its eastern side in the second.

Exceptional Early Ice Melt, Greenland

Meltwater streams, rivers and lakes form in the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet every spring or early summer, but melting began exceptionally early in 2016. Melting encourages further melting when pods of meltwater develop, since they darken the surface and absorb more sunlight than ice does. Surface melt contributes to sea-level rise when the water runs off into the ocean.

Iran’s Lake Urmia Changes Color

Some combination of algae and bacteria is periodically turning Iran’s Lake Urmia from green to red. The change typically occurs when summer heat and dryness evaporate water, increasing the lake’s saltiness. Data from satellites indicate that the lake has lost about 70% of its surface area over the last 14 years.

Owens Lake Degradation, California

Owens Lake lies in the Owens Valley between the Sierra Nevada and the Inyo Mountains, about 130 miles north of Los Angeles, California. For thousands of years, it was one of the most important stopover sites in the western U.S. for migrating waterfowl and shore birds. However, in the early 20th century, the lower Owens River, which fed the lake, was largely diverted to the Los Angeles aqueduct. Water from springs and artesian wells kept some of the lake alive, but toxic chemicals and dust impinged on the regional environment and disturbed the bird habitat.

Baban Rafi Deforestation, Niger

Baban Rafi Forest is the most significant area of woodland in the Maradi Department of Niger, a west African country on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. These pictures show the loss of a significant fraction of the natural landscape (darker green areas) of the forest to agriculture. Population in this region quadrupled during the 40 years leading up to the 2007 image.

Colorado River Evolution, Mexico 

These two pictures illustrate the extremes of water flow in the Colorado River since measurements began in the late 1800s. The 1985 image was taken in the midst of record high flow, while the 2007 image shows the driest period. Excessive rains or severe droughts directly change the amount of water available in the Colorado River Basin, and so does the increasing pressure of human needs throughout the western states.

Helheim Glacier Melt, Greenland

Along the margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet, outlet glaciers flow as icy rivers through fjords and out to sea. These pictures show a fjord in which Helheim Glacier (on the left) is crumbling into large and small icebergs (light blue, on the right). The glacier outlet held steady from the 1970s until about 2001, then began to retreat toward its source about 4/7 miles between 2001 and 2005. The glacier’s flow to the sea has also sped up.

Drying Lake Poopó, Bolivia

Lake Poopó, Bolivia’s second-largest lake and an important fishing resource for local communities, has dried up once again because of a drought and diversion of water sources for mining and agriculture. The last time it dried was in 1994, after which it took several years for water to return and even longer for ecosystems to recover.

Flooding on the Ganges River, India

Heavy monsoon rains have caused catastrophic flooding along the Ganges and other rivers in eastern and central India. At least 300 people died and more than six million were affected by the flooding, according to news reports. These images show a stretch of the Ganges near Patna.

All of this knowledge about our home planet enables policy makers, government agencies and other stakeholders to make informed decisions on critical issues that occur all around the world. From rising sea levels to the changing availability of freshwater, we enable studies that unravel the complexities of our planet from the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere to its core.

To see the full ‘Images of Change’ gallery, visit: http://climate.nasa.gov/images-of-change

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What’s Wrong with Sharon?

As one of the many obsessing over what’s wrong with Sharon, I’ve had many thoughts, worries and theories. I won’t go into some of the “off the cliff” thoughts that I had and instead will focus on the ones that seem plausible.

So I”ve been doing some armchair diagnosing and here are my thoughts.

First off- (we’ll start with worst case scenario and work our way up)

Brain Tumor-

Because I’m one of the many Laura Roslin fans who are still traumatized by what was done to her and immediately think the worst every time Sharon seems tired.

Brain tumor symptoms she exhibited-Head pain (she pressed her fingers into her forehead in pain) Issues with her sight, weakness in her limbs. But her breathlessness does not fit with this diagnosis and Duff did stress that a member of the cast would be left “breathless” so that seems to be the key symptom.

Brain Aneurysm-Same scenario as above.

Stroke-

I watched my grandmother have a stroke and this is not the way one has a stroke. With a stroke Sharon would have had possible intense pain in her head,  weakness on one side of her body, her face would have drooped on one side, her words would have slurred and she wouldn’t have had the issue with being unable to catch her breath.

Issues from the bombing- 

Are her headaches, vision and weakness leftover remants from a concussion and the breathing issues from all the dust from the bombing that have given her a lung infection?

Walking Pneumonia- 

The flu could easily have turned into walking pneumonia in which case she could have a headache, tiredness, lingering weakness. Pneumonia could have been brought on by the chemicals in all the dust from the bombing and then the flu. One thing that throws off this diagnosis is the lack of any cough.

Stress- 

This has been what most people seem to think is happening and I think it is the most plausible answer—and also the one that I am HOPING for. Stress could account for the headache and vision issues. Each time she seemed to have a vision/breathing issue it was during one of the many stress triggers she has going on. The case, in the church, with Rusty talking about the gun. MC has always done things for a reason and I think they chose to have her “episodes” happen when they did for a reason. So we’ve got headache, vision and breathing symptoms covered. What about the tiredness and lingering weakness? Well, couldn’t that just be remnants of the flu? I think a combination stress/flu could be a very plausible explanation—and much better than anything else I listed above.

First of all, let’s list everything Sharon has had to be stressed about over the last year or so.

1.     Mass Shooting- Sharon was involved in a mass shooting where her boss was shot and killed in front of her. She in turn killed the man responsible (her first time killing someone in the line of duty) A man she despised so much she couldn’t feel sorry for killing him. Many would would see that as a positive thing but not Sharon. It only created more stress in the situation.
2.     Andy’s health scares- Having just recovered from a serious blood clot issue that required dangerous surgery, Sharon’s boyfriend then has a heart attack right in front of her. And though we didn’t get to see one little bit of it,  that had to cause an extreme emotional response inside Sharon.
3.     Power Vacuum at the LAPD- With Taylor gone Sharon had  to deal with the power void at work and the very real fear that Winnie Davis could step into Taylor‘s vacant position. There was a lot of angst over who would get the job and Sharon felt very pressured into pursuing it when it was the last thing she wanted. She was happy where she was, but felt she had to go for it because if Davis got promoted there was a pretty good chance she would shut down Major Crimes. She was put back in a situation of shoving her own happiness aside for the greater good.
4.     The Engagement- Andy asked her to marry him and she said yes. She then started to worry over whether she could get married in the church or not, and then had to plan a wedding. Sharon did seem to enjoy planning the wedding and does love a celebration but they are getting down to crunch time and that can get very stressful.
5.      Going after a possible terrorist- Sharon had a very stressful case trying to hunt down someone intent on bombing LA and ended up getting bombed herself…twice.
6.     Commander Raydor- Sharon got promoted to Commander and even though that was a positive it can still be stressful learning to navigate your way through a new position with a new boss and there had to be some chaos while they rebuilt the building after it was bombed.
7.     Stroh- A dangerous pyschopathic serial killer who wants her son dead suddenly appears to be back in the country and is killing anyone who has anything to do with his past. Her son refuses undercover protection and instead wants a gun.
8.     The Catholic Church-Sharon is a devout Catholic and now she has a case that involves her church, her parish and the school all three of her children attended. She has put so much love and trust into her church and suddenly she is getting it on all sides. Her team at work—some of them—have been very nasty and derogatory about her church and her faith and she has just bitten her tongue. And the people she trusted in the church are trying to thwart her at every turn. Father Stan has been particularly hard for her. Here is a man she turns to for advice, who listens to her confessions, one of the few people she probably pours her heart out too and suddenly she isn’t sure if she can trust him anymore. Suddenly she doesn’t know who he is anymore. She has relied on the church all her life for moral guidance and support spiritually and physically, something that was especially important to her as a single mother. The church helped raise her children, it’s an integral part of who she is and now it seems as if she is questioning all of that and it’s breaking her.
9.     Holding it all in-Now, with all of this going on we never see Sharon frazzled, we never see her venting or complaining, we never see her losing her cool. I have been one of the people complaining that we need to see how Sharon feels about ANY of what I’ve just listed. But if she truly has kept all of this inside, it’s no wonder she kind of explodes. It’s like the FBI agents hiding the boys was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back and she just complete loses it. You can see the look of shock on the faces of her team when she just starts laying into the agents—and the look of concern on Andy’s face, because it just isn’t like her. Before she collapsed she looked scared because she couldn’t catch her breath, and maybe because she had just completely lost control, which is something she’s just never done. She’s always in control That said, Sharon in her full fury and contempt was a beautiful thing to behold—until she collapsed. It was the same reason Laura Roslin‘s “I‘m coming for all of you“ speech was so breathtaking. To see a reserved person who is always in control just completely lose it is so freaking powerful.

I’d love to see this be a combination stress/flu thing because a. it means Sharon doesn’t have a terminal illness and b. because I think it could be a really interesting storyline. Illnesses have been done and done and done again and Mary has already played that. It would be great to see something different. You can already see Mary sinking her teeth into this and I think it could be a very powerful storyline.

Sharon prides herself on always being in control, always keeping her cool and understanding stress. After all she lectured Andy on stress when he was wondering why he had a heart attack. She just never saw herself in that light. For a person as controlled as Sharon is, to lose that control would be a very scary thing. I think Mary could act the hell out of this. And it would be a great opportunity for some supportive Andy.

And who knows, if it is an issue with stress now both Sharon and Andy are dealing with that and maybe that‘s how they will end things. Once Stroh is taken care of–and I think we all know he will be taken care of, they may look at each other and say “Hey, we‘re married, we‘re happy, we want to live long and healthy lives, we need to get out of these stressful jobs and retire.”

(Then they can start a little PI business with Provenza and live happily ever after.)

So, I’m preparing for the worst and hoping against hope for the best. Looking forward to how this plays out next week. And it looks like from a promo shot I just saw that we will actually see Sharon and Andy in their bedroom! Not actually touching or anything, but it’s progress. Giddy!

Stain (Namjoon x Reader)

You’re pretty sure you’ve experienced a lifetime’s worth of embarrassment by now.

Request: Hii! Can you please do “You stood up for me against that really rude costumer who almost made me cry, thank you” with namjoon please? Thanks ^-^ 

More magical BTS here

Fluff + comedy, 2.5k words, namjoon/reader, potion shop au.


You’re sitting behind the counter, humming to yourself as you page through the yellowed parchment of your potions textbook. The potion shop is empty, giving you peace and quiet to study for your upcoming Magicks exam.

You wince at the door squealing open—you make a mental note to oil them later—and bookmark your page, standing up. The customer, a short, stocky lady dressed in unfamiliar garb, saunters in and lets the door creak shut behind her. She eyes the posters on the wall behind you that advertise the latest sales and list the best-selling potions of the shop.

“Is there anything I can help you with today?” You give her your sunniest smile.

“Yes,” she replies, curtly. “I want a custom potion.”

You try not to let her snappy, authoritative tone bother you. “Alright,” you say, with false brightness. You reach for your pen and notepad. “What will it be?”

“I’d like—“

Keep reading

I got asked about my Yondu asthma headcanon so strap in folks. 

The medicine mentioned is fictional. 

* * * TW for mention of needles! * * * 

Yondu wasn’t born with asthma. He developed it by breathing noxious chemicals and fumes during his early life as a Kree battle slave. It was just a nuisance when he was a kid and got life-threatening when he hit adolescence. He was damn near close to dying from it by the time Stakar liberated him and got him proper medical care.

Yondu wore an Esonophite patch (which he passed to Quill) which controlled his esonophils so they didn’t build up into an asthma attack. There are Neutrophite patches for people whose neutrophils go on the attack instead. With the patch on, he was totally asymptomatic. Not a wheeze, no tightness, nuthin’!

Sans patch, Yondu had asthma attacks if he breathed any irritating chemicals. Smoke, perfume, cleaning chemicals, dust in the air, fumes, any of that set him right off. His attacks were life-threatening. His airways closed down to pinhole sized. He knew one was coming because he said his lungs itched when he coughed, which progressed to wheezing and inability to catch his breath between coughs.

Yondu learned to maintain a zen sense of calm during asthma episodes. He was the calmest guy in the room every time. He could stare an enemy down while puffing and wheezing and not even blink. He won a few ship vs ship dogfights with a nebulizer canister strapped to his face. He did what he had to do.

For his severest attacks, Yondu needed to inject himself with medication to stop his airways from closing any more and make them open a tiny bit to let the nebulizer medicine particles get to their target. These came in little medicine ampules like an Epi-pen, so he just stabbed himself in the neck, arm, hand, wrist or (rarely) groin area to deliver the medication. Then he took his inhaler, used the nebulizer again if he needed to and puffed the inhaler again. Quill only ever needed to go as far as the nebulizer, so that’s why Yondu’s procedure would totally confuse adult Groot if Groot was trying to help him like he helps Quill. (Yondu would think Groot’s attempts to help were sweet and treat him to a drink to thank him for trying.)

Anyway, Yondu sat up with young Quill a lot while Quill’s body got used to the Esonophite patch. It wasn’t a smooth “just put it on and you’ll be fine” thing for Quill like it was for Yondu. He saw a bit of the child he never got to be in Quill, and that’s what made him silently tell Ego to stuff it. 

So Yondu sat up with the poor kid and taught him how to use his medical equipment. The inhalers looked more like salt inhalers and could just be sucked on or puffed like cigarettes rather than push-inhale. 

Actually, just after kidnapping Quill, Yondu choked on Quill’s Albuterol inhaler and declared it shit. :P

One of Yondu’s fondest “dad” memories was being stuck behind enemy fire when he and Quill were both due to change their patches. He was having an attack from the smoke in the air and Quill was having one from the exertion of running. Yondu really should have kept the nebulizer to himself– it was his last one– but he took turns puffing on it with Quill because he didn’t want Quill to end up dead. Too bad he didn’t realize that risk wasn’t there until after Ego died…but I digress.

Yondu was willing to sacrifice his own breath for Quill’s sake, and that ended up being the last thing he ever did.

The Asthma trope

OK film makers and script writers.

This is starting to really get on my nerves.

1) People do not have Asthma attacks just because they are scared.

2) When you have an asthma attack it feels like you are under a car and the jack is slowly failing, inch by terrifying inch.

3) You have to think about breathing. You have to tell yourself to breath in and breath out. That’s terrifying, thinking about a function you automatically perform in a daily basis.

4) There is normally a cause;
- Chemicals
- Environmental triggers
- Dust / animals
- Exercise
- illness (e.g. Chest infection)

5) You DO NOT just pass out and stop breathing.

6) You can have an a panic attack on top of an asthma attack which makes things worse.

7) An inhaler is not an instant cure all. It is a symptom reliever and it takes time to work.

8) When having an asthma attack you wheeze. Essentially think of a balloon letting out air with the neck pulled taut allowing for a little air to seep through. You do NOT just gasp and pant.

9) Asthma in adults is normally controlled well. If someone needs to take an inhaler constantly they need to see their GP.

10) Being a bit short of breath and having an Asthma attack are two entirely different things.

Requested by @thestorebrandslimshady

Nearly everyone has been taught of the water cycle: how water evaporates into the air, condensates to form clouds, and precipitates as rain. Bronzong, it seems, is the master of the water cycle: it can summon rain clouds and bring about plentiful harvests. To understand how this pokémon works, we’re going to have to go more in depth than that.

At any given day, the air in the atmosphere is between 0 to 4% water vapor. In dry, cold environments there is less water. Warm, tropical, humid places tend to have more water in the atmosphere. For the water in the air to become clouds, several things need to happen.

First, the water needs to saturate. In other words, there needs to be more water in the atmosphere than the air can hold. How much water the air can hold is dependent on the pressure, humidity, and other conditions of the atmosphere, but an easy way to cause saturation is to lower the temperature. The cooler local air is, the less water it can hold. So by cooling the air to a certain temperature, called the dew point, the water will start to saturate, forming dews on leaves, or starts to form clouds by attaching to condensation nuclei.

Condensation nuclei are the “seeds” to clouds. Water will attach to these particles, typically specs of dust, dirt, or salt that floats in the air. “Artificial” clouds often use silver iodide, potassium iodide or dry ice for condensation nuclei. Water molecules attach to these nuclei, forming water droplets in the air. When sunlight hits a collection of these droplets, it scatters and appears white: a cloud.

As you can easily imagine, a condensation nuclei can only hold so much water before it becomes too heavy to float in the air, and starts to fall out of the sky. If the droplet gets large enough, by merging with other droplets for example, it will fall all the way to the ground as rain.

Now that we know how rain clouds form, we can figure out how Bronzong summons them. First, it needs to saturate the water in the air. It could do this by simply adding more water, but since Bronzong is not a water type this is probably not the case. Instead, Bronzong could lower the temperature of the air by absorbing heat from the atmosphere, similar to Gengar. Or, since it is a bell, Bronzong could ring. Sound is a pressure wave, so by manipulating the air pressure, Bronzong could promote saturation that way.

Now that the water starts to condensate, Bronzong fills the air with condensation nuclei, by kicking up clouds of dust, or perhaps producing chemicals itself, emitting puffs of silver iodide or similar chemicals for the water to attach to. 

Once the air is filled with floating air droplets, they just need to become heavy enough to fall. By ringing it’s bell, the sound causes vibrations in the atmosphere, causing the water droplets to run into each other and merge, eventually growing large enough to fall to the ground as rain.

Bronzong creates rain clouds by changing the pressure and temperature in the air, promoting water to condense. It then releases dust and chemicals into the air, which the water uses as seeds to attach to and form rain clouds.

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L O V E  B O O K #22

From Xiasumi Schoolfestival(TAXI):
Vive atelier - Artists Floor Tarp
Sari-Sari - Art Class Palette (dark)
[Cosmic Dust] - Memories Photo Book
Fancy Decor - Drying Rack
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Vintage Headphones (Decoration)
Fancy Decor - Film Enlarger
Fancy Decor - Photo Chemicals
[Cosmic Dust] - Flash Photography Mug
Fancy Decor- Film Canisters
Tentacio - Study day
DDD - Retro camera(Antique)
8f8 - serene sanctuary Sakura Vase
Bauhaus Movement - Nene Set Vase
Fancy Decor - Workbench
SORGO - Canvas Stack
Vive atelier - Artists Stack of Canvas’ (Painted)
Sari-Sari - Art Class Modeling Clay
Sari-Sari - Art Class Colored Pencils
[Cosmic Dust] - Yearbook
Sari-Sari - Art Class Acrylic Paint
Sari-Sari - Art Class Watercolor RARE
SORGO - Acrylic Tubes RARE
Sari-Sari - Art Class Sakura Notebook RARE
Vive atelier - Artists Sketchbook
SORGO - Water Cup
SORGO - Sketchbook (A)
{iD} - FiLm ShElF-01
SEUL - Tapered PC Onyx RARE
SEUL - Mag Stack
C'est la vie ! - Old 3D glasses white
Fancy Decor - Photo Paper Stack
Fancy Decor - Film Strips
Fancy Decor - Wire Stool
SORGO - Easle (w/canvas) RARE
SORGO - Table
SEUL - Cup O Ramen - Kawaii Soup
8f8 - serene sancuary Shodo Set
N4RS - Papaver Domesticum
Vive atelier - Artists Studio Skybox RARE
Vive atelier - Artists Apron RARE

Shooting location: My studio(no slurl)

@flaming-quartet

Tired and over-worked, Glynda had decided to relax by indulging herself in some therapeutic dust chemistry. She had always been a rather gifted chemist, even a leading authority on a new branch of dust manipulation using aura. 

Which was what she was experimenting with currently. If she could utilize the energy from dust and convert it into a more compatible form perhaps dust could be used to recharge aura. The implication for huntsman and huntresses in the field would be tremendous. Ignoring the fact that she was tired and should probably rest she pressed on, mixing samples together with her telekinesis, the huntress levitated the final vile in front of herself and focused her semblance. 

She needed to stress the chemical bonds of the dust molecules and then reinforce them with her own aura. It went well at first, she thought, she could tell by the exothermic release that her application was correct.

Then something happened that she could not explain and she lost control of the reaction. In the next second an explosion rocked the entire lab. Groaning it took the huntress a second to pick herself up and take stalk of the damages. She herself seemed fine at least.