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A brinicle is a long, vertical tube of ice formed beneath the sea. It is known as the icicle of death because it destroys everything it comes in contact with. It’s so cold that it causes the surrounding seawater to freeze around it. The spreading ice kills creatures such as sea urchins and starfishes. (Source)

City Beneath the Sea

In which Harry and Y/N are both of the supernatural sort, and Y/N is caught where she’s not supposed to be.

This may or may not become a small series of one shots, depending on how this week goes for me, so stay tuned for more.

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An iconic Maltese natural rock arch collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.

The “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island is printed on innumerable Instagram posts and travel brochures. It was also featured in movies and TV shows, including HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Local resident Roger Chessell was there when the iconic arch collapsed. “There was a big raging sea beneath the window,” he told the Times of Malta. “Suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud whoomph, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too.”

ICYMI: Malta’s Landmark ‘Azure Window’ Rock Formation Collapsed This Week

Image:  Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images 

Atlantis: Scene One

Milo played by: @lupinaesthetic


“First off, I’d like to thank this board for taking the time to hear my proposal.”

“…a continent somewhere in the mid-Atlantic that was home to an advanced civilization possessing technology far beyond our own that, according to our friend Plato here was suddenly struck by some cataclysmic event that sank it beneath the sea.” 

“It’s just a myth, isn’t it? Pure fantasy. Well, that is where you’d be wrong. Ten thousand years before the Egyptians built the pyramids, Atlantis had electricity, advanced medicine even the power of flight.”

“Numerous ancient cultures all over the globe agree that Atlantis possessed a power source of some kind more powerful than steam, than.. than coal. More powerful than our modern internal combustion engines.”

to be continued…

game of thrones ►season 6 prompts  (part 1)

a good helping of (slightly edited) quotes from season 6 episodes 1-5 of game of thrones for you to use as starter sentences!

  • And now it begins.”
  • “I need you by my side.”
  • ‘We all fail sometimes.”
  • “You will not receive a better offer.”
  • “The time has come to join the fight.”
  • “Move your ass.”
  • “You can always trust me.”  
  • “I have nothing to confess.”
  • “It’s beautiful beneath the sea, but if you stay too long you’ll drown.”
  • “That’s your problem, not mine.”
  • “Stop crying and look at me.”
  • “You can’t make me leave.”
  • “Is there a cure?”
  • “You can’t protect me, so I don’t need you anymore.”
  • “I risked everything for you, and you betrayed me.”
  • “He’s gone.”
  • “How do you like your eggs?”
  • “You’re family. I don’t want to hurt you.”
  • “You shouldn’t be here.”
  • “Do you remember the first time you saw a dead body?”
  • “Next time I have an idea like that, punch me in the face.”
  • “Isn’t it frustrating to want someone who doesn’t want you back?”
  • “I love you. I’ll always love you.”
  • “Many will die no matter what we do. Better them than us.”
  • “I wish I could change everything.”
  • “Do not betray me.”
  • “You’re a greedy bitch, you know that?”
  • “Welcome home.”
  • “There’s so much good in all of us.”
  • “Don’t go, you idiot.”
  • “I’m tired of fighting.”
  • “Yes, it’s in the past. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten.”
  • “We need each other right now.”
  • “I made a horrible mistake.”
  • “Knowledge has made you powerful, but there is still so much you don’t know.”
  • “Everyone is what they are for a reason.”
  • “I should have been born a king.”
  • “That cannot happen. That will not happen.”
  • “You’re paler than milk.”
  • “We make peace with our enemies, not our friends.”
  • “What is dead may never die.”
Gift ideas for bibliophiles!

Books are gifts you can open again and again. So here is a selection for all fiction readers based on themes/main characters:

Books with a physically impaired main characterSix of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider

Books with a kickass heroineWar of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books with a great POC main character: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, Island Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Unfinished Song series by T Maya, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom  by L Bardugo

Books about loss: I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere by J Nelson, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

LGBTQ romance: Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,  I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson

Addictive series: War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore,  Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The Italian Saga by GB Amman

Books that teach you something: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books for the bibliophile to be: the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

 YA Page turners that are NOT romance: Neverwhere by N Gaiman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Ocean at the end of the Lane by N Gaiman, An Italian Adventure by GB Amman,

Books about fictional not-so-fictional politics that will make you think: The President Factor by P Obermeyer, 1984 by G Orwell, The Hunger Games series by S Collins

Can’t put it down uplifting YA romance: Lola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell,

Can’t put it down traditional “cheesy” romance: Rhyn trilogy by L Ford

Romance where the main heroine is not a girly girlLola & the Boy next Door by S. Perkins, Forget Nico by GB Amman, Eleanor & Park by R Rowell, War of the Fae series by E Casey, Graceling series by K Cashore, The Lunar Chronicles by S Meyer

Witty books that blew my mind: Timequake by K Vonnegut, Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

Sweet coming out booksI’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, Carry On by R Rowell, Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B Albertalli,

Books with main characters that perceive themselves as overweightEleanor & Park by R Rowell, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books where the main character suffers of eating disordersSex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character struggling with mental illness: Love like Crazy by M Squires,  Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books taking place in South of US: The Line by JD Horn, Paper Towns by J Green, Sookie Stackhouse series by C Harris

Books taking place in the CaribbeanIsland Beneath the Sea by I Allende, The Obeahman’s dagger by N Daniels

Books that challenge Catholic religion: His Dark Materials (Golden Compass Trilogy) by P Pullman, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books that take place in India: Shantaram by GD Roberts

Books that take place in Europe: Anna & the French Kiss by S. Perkins, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Insightful booksShantaram by GD Roberts, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, The Italian Saga by GB Amman, 

Books you can’t put down with pre-teen characters: Ocean at the End of the Lane by N Gaiman,  An Italian Adventure by GB Amman, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

Books with blow-your-mind crazy plots: Rant by C Palahniuk, Breakfast of Champions by K Vonnegut

YA Romance where the male interests are exceptionally smart: A Thousand Pieces of You by C Gray

Books where a main character was abused: Love like Crazy by M Squires, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books were the male lead is sensitive and smart: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by S Alexie, I’ll Give you the Sun by J Nelson, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Books where one or more main characters are overcoming trauma: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by L Bardugo, The beginning of Everything by R Schneider, Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books dealing with the first time: Sex-O-S by GB Amman

Books with a main character dealing with autism: Born on a Blue Day by Daniet Tammet, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (actually narrated from the point of view of the imaginary friend ^_^)

*Please reblog adding your own recommendations* 

In particular, RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED FOR:

-Books with trans main characters

-Books with lesbian main characters

-Books with bi main characters

-Books with asexual main characters

Coming from yours truly soon: books about addiction, abusive relationships, controlling boyfriends (not in a good light), books about women in science, books about immigrating in the US.

Who am I to give you recommendations?

I am part unicorn and part ninja. A college professor of molecular biology with a wicked sense of humor. Weaver of dreams, author of novels, fierce advocate of respect and diversity. My name is…

Originally posted by 74flawsasofyesterday

Nights spread over the city like spilled ink on paper. Creeping, Claiming. Withdrawing only with the sharp white sun. It seemed as if daytime was only a piece of paper, covering, hiding, fragile.
Any word sketched upon it would erupt into another fountain of darkness.
So the people stopped speaking, fearful that the slightest pressure would cause it to sink beneath the sea of ink it was lying upon, fearing that they would lose the thin barrier between themselves, and that rotten world
—  @twoamgrey

Pet peeve: When people include Cthulhu in the list of creatures Aquaman can control. Dagon? Hydra? Maybe. Cthulhu? No. Cthulhu isn’t a sea creature. Cthulhu doesn’t live in the ocean. He’s trapped down there! That’s the whole point! R’lyeh has sunken beneath the sea and Cthulhu sleeps there until the stars are right and the city comes back up. He doesn’t live in the ocean! If I trap someone in a box and then throw the box into the ocean, the person in there doesn’t suddenly become a sea creature!