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BBC America Greenlights 'Blue Planet II'

BBC America is doing more for the planet.

On the heels of the premiere of Planet Earth II on Saturday night, the network has greenlighted a successor: Blue Planet II.

The new seven-part nature series will explore the world’s oceans and be narrated by broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough.

“Hot on the heels of a rapturous response in the U.S. to Planet Earth II, we are delighted to announce our next, phenomenal and beautiful series from the BBC Natural History Unit, Blue Planet II,"  BBC American president Sarah Barnett said Sunday in a statement. "Like Planet Earth II, this is a remarkable and relevant sequel - this time plunging us into an awe-inspiring trip into our planet’s oceans - that will stand out as rare and extraordinary, even in today’s superlative TV landscape.”

Added Attenborough: “I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known.”

Twenty years ago, a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU) set out to make a series about the breadth and scale of the earth’s oceans with 2001’s The Blue Planet,. Now, the NHU has returned to the underwater worlds with even more ambitious filming and a fresh cast of aquatic animals. The filmmakers spent some 1,000 hours shooting in every continent and in all of the world’s oceans to immerse the audience in some of the most expansive but least well-known parts of the globe.

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Blue Planet II will explore the latest frontiers of scientific discovery, from icy-white polar seas and vibrant blues of the coral atolls to the storm-tossed green Atlantic coastline and the black depths of the alien deep. The series will display new landscapes, including methane volcanos that will erupt in the Gulf of Mexico and create underwater lakes of poisonous brine, and the so-called “Boiling Sea” phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean. In addition, astonishing new creatures have been filmed for the first time (among them: hairy-chested Hoff crabs, snub fin dolphins that spit water through the air and Pacific leaping blennies).

“Blue Planet II promises to combine the exceptional craftsmanship that our audiences have come to expect from BBC Natural History with genuinely new revelations about the creatures and habitats of the world’s oceans,” said Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for the Natural History and Specialist Factual. “I have no doubt it will thrill and delight the audience, and deliver a new benchmark in Natural History filmmaking.”

Added executive producer James Honeyborne: "In the last decade, the oceans have been shown to be richer than could have been imagined, with more species being discovered than ever before. Blue Planet II is taking its cue from these breakthroughs, unveiling unbelievable new places, extraordinary new behaviors and remarkable new creatures. Showing a contemporary portrait of marine life in the world’s oceans today, it will provide a timely reminder that this is a critical moment for the health of the world’s oceans.“

Blue Planet II is being made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America, WDR and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University, Natural History and Specialist Factual.

What the Opening Animations tell us about the Most Important Relationships in Tales games

The majority of Tales games have one or two most important relationships. Often, these are romantically coded as soon as the opening animation of the game. So I took screenshots of basically every interaction a main character has with another character in the animations. The results are very telling. Brief analysis of how the Sorey/Mikleo relationship is coded at the end.

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These People Watched The Moon Landing On Live TV, And Their Stories Are Incredible

Hear the stories of regular people who witnessed world-changing historical events in Witnessing History, a new series from ClickHole. Today’s episode: the moon landing

Netflix is giving Bill Nye a new show!

Bill Nye is coming to Netflix with a new talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World. The series is slated to premiere in spring 2017, with each episode tackling “a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths and refuting anti-scientific claims.” Nye revealed some of the issues the show will touch on including climate change, vaccines, and that big parenting problem.

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Cartoons and Colorism

Okay so I am not really a huge fan of winx (i used to love the show back in in the early 2000′s but anyway. I was watching their new series World of winx and I noticed something about Aisha. In older series she looked like this.

Now she looks like this ….

In this image she is the second girl on the left 

This one is apparently a promotional poster 

*she’s the second one on top :| ………

It not like they couldn’t make her darker as there are random darker skinned characters….

She seems to have been desaturated - and yes it could be argued that I am being a bit petty - but I don’t get why they chose to do this, and in some series her skin tone has changed. 

 - but then again this is what they did to Flora.



I just don’t really know what to say - but animation companies need to stop this. I hope its just them being inconsistent with coloring :| …

To be honest not too many people watch winx club so its not really a huge deal I just wanted to make this observation


These People Were There When Kennedy Was Shot, And Their Stories Are Incredible

Hear the stories of regular people who witnessed world-changing historical events in Witnessing History, a new series from ClickHole. Today’s episode: the JFK assassination.

Ransom Riggs is bringing the story of "the peculiars" to America and revealing more of their secret history in the new world for the series' second trilogy.

A new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy is coming, publisher Dutton Books for Young Readers said Thursday. The new three-book arc continues the adventures of Jacob Portman, Miss Peregrine and the peculiars by bringing the story to America. The untitled first book will publish in fall 2017.

“The first three novels introduced the peculiars and their world, but peculiardom is vast, its history is long, and there’s so much left to discover,” said author Ransom Riggs in a statement. “I can’t wait to delve deeper, and to bring the story to America — which, as it turns out, is a much more peculiar place than anyone realized!”

Added editor Julie Strauss-Gabel, “Stepping into the peculiar world has been a true gift to me and to millions of readers. I am overjoyed to continue this amazing adventure and discover the many peculiar stories that await Jacob and his friends. I can imagine no better tour guide through America than Ransom Riggs, whose transporting imagination and enormous heart have made so many so proud to be peculiar.”

Superhero Soulmates AU

           When you live in a world full of superheroes, there are worst things than meta human villains, invading aliens, and psychotic clowns. One of them is having a soulmate.

           Some say it’s better because your other half is easier to find, but they’re not the one who has a hero or a villain for a soulmate. You do.

Superman ✧ Physical Empathy Link ✧12345
Flash ✧ Tracker ✧123
Red Hood ✧ Timer 12
Batman Subconscious Link ✧1

Physical empathy link 
     You don’t feel their pain but your body wears your soulmate’s wounds and scars. You heal when your soulmate heals, but your soulmate heals only if you heal.

Emotional empathy link
    You feel what they feel.

    There’s a countdown for when you’ll meet your soulmate.

     There’s a measurement for how far/close your soulmate is.

Mortality Link
      When you’re 18 you only continue to age once you meet your soulmate. Some heroes and villains take advantage of this opportunity for immortality.

Subconscious link
    You and your soulmate share the same dreams lucidly.

Conscious link
    You and your soulmate have an involuntary telepathic connection.

Double vision
     Your right eye sees what your soulmate sees. In this special case eye-patches are worn to prevent double vision. Some people cover their left eye and watch the world through their soulmate’s eyes.

Identical birthmark
     You have the same birthmark.

Memory link
     Your past memories change to include your soul mate in your happiest moments, as if they’ve always been there, up until the moment you finally meet your soulmate.

Other Half
     A small memento broken in half is found in the blanket you’re wrapped in as a newborn child, and the other half belongs to your soulmate. Losing this memento will rid your chances of finding your soulmate. There have been rumors that criminals steal mementos and sell them in the black market, altering fate.