You’re going to see a lot of news in the next couple days about the space probe Cassini and its “Grand Finale,” which is finally coming to an end. What’s it all about?
Cassini is a space probe launched in 1997 to explore Saturn. It took her seven years to get there (the first thing she did was head the opposite direction, to Venus, to pick up some momentum!) but she arrived safely in 2004. She’s been out there collecting data and taking picture for us ever since!
Some amazing things Cassini has done so far:
She discovered new moons, Methone, Pallene, and Aegaeon!
She carried the space probe Huygens most of the way to its successful landing on Saturn’s moon Titan!
She discovered water (definitely vapor, and probably liquid too) on the moon Enceladus!
She took amazing photos of Saturn, allowing us to see previously undiscovered rings!
She found oxygen on the moons Rhea and Dione, the first time we’ve found it anywhere but earth!
She dove between Saturn and its rings!
Her 20 year mission ends this week, when she dives toward Saturn for the last time and burns up in the atmosphere.
What’s the timeline for the end of the Cassini mission?
It’s already started! The Grand Finale stage of the mission officially began back in April. We’re now entering the final hours.
September 9: Cassini passed between Saturn and its rings for the last time
September 11: Cassini completed her final flyby of Titan
September 13/14: Cassini takes her final photos of Saturn and its rings
September 14: Cassini begins its continuous data transmission to earth. This will last until the mission completes.
September 15: Cassini enters Saturn’s atmosphere.
Why are we sending her to burn up?
We’re sending her to do so much more than that! She’ll be collecting and transmitting data to earth until the very last moments—data we couldn’t get any other way.
And the data she’s already given us make this mission conclusion (though a little wistful) very important! By burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere, she guarantees that the potential life (supported by the water she discovered) on Saturn’s moons will remain uncontaminated by ay microbes that may have hitched a ride from earth.
If you don’t think that’s the raddest shit, I don’t know what to tell you!
Well then. Not only was Seokmin born on this day but so has Vernon! Our beloved Hansol Vernon Chwe, our beloved half caucasian half asian idol! My dear fellow ‘98 line!
Ok so, lets get the obvious out of the way. Yes, Vernon is super attractive, insanely so perhaps. is genes have clearly worked in his favour.
Clearly, he is extremely handsome, very naughty.
But the thing that impressed me the most with Vernon is how hard he has been trying to improve himself.
So we all know that his first attempt at showing off his rap skills as an individual had been anything but successful.
Indeed, he kinda tried to bite more than he could chew. He tried to be too ‘gangsta’, too ‘hardcore’ before he could develop.
However, instead of closing inside of himself when he failed, instead of throwing a fit, he accepted defeat and decided to learn, to evolve as an artist. Indeed, he continued to grow, rather than blame others.
If Sam had put half as much energy into keeping in contact with Mary last season as he did into criticising Dean’s interactions with her, he might have had a relationship with her too. But while Dean kept reaching out to her, Sam relied on Dean to tell him what was going on with Mary. And the one time he did text her, it was for purely professional reasons, not to say ‘hi’.
So, Sam, what you’re actually supposed to accept here, is what Dean already tried to tell you thirteen years ago: Relationships are a two-way-street and you can’t expect the other person to do all the work.
below is a list of 16 plots based off every song on hopeless fountain kingdom by halsey. i put a lyric blurb for each one but each plot is based heavily on the songs as a whole. some of these are very cliche but they’re just a base for an idea!
tw: there are mature themes, potential drugs and violence and talk of toxic relationships.
anonymous requested: Could you do a request for a girl who is around 19-20, dark blue eyes, pale skin, and dark brunette hair who is like innocent looking but actually has a really dirty and witty sense of humor. And Negan kind of falls in love with her? Could her name be Lara? And could it involve smut? Like dirty sex haha with anal and him talking really dirty before the sex and then during? 💓 💜
Character(s): Negan and Lara (original female character) Summary: Lara has a big crush on the leader of the Sanctuary, Negan. Tonight, though, she finds out just exactly how mutual the feelings are. Word Count: 2,904 Warning: SMUT! Honestly, dirty af smut! Significant age difference and anal! So, beware if you are not into that sort of thing! Author’s Note: Thank you to the anon who sent me this! And also, thank you so very much for including some features so I can picture the girl and include it in the story! Whoever sent this request in, I hope it meets your standards and that I executed your idea well! Thank you again for sending it in! Enjoy! :-)
Quite enjoyed writing this one actually. It was a refreshing way to write Loki - not all fluffy and cute and “misunderstood” but not a total psychopath either. Just clever and sassy and nasty and just… Loki. I hope you’ll agree with me when I say that the character in this fic felt much more natural. If you disagree, please tell me and I’ll experiment with it again in the future. I owe immathrowabrickatyou some credit for the story idea for this one, hope you like how I did it. Enjoy, my darlings!
Plague (Part 1)
Loki hated it on Midgard. His punishment from Odin had been
Thor’s idea – to work alongside his greatest enemies, the Avengers, so as to
try and earn their forgiveness. It had tampered with his plans drastically and
left him thoroughly irritated.
He was not the only new recruit either. You had joined as
repentance for your crimes but under much less murderous circumstances. You’d
been responsible for facing the Avengers in Russia, where they had been
searching for Loki’s sceptre, and after tackling you to the ground, Thor had seen
your potential and brought you in. It turned out that HYDRA had been holding
your family captive and, after their rescue, you agreed to join the team.
You couldn’t stand the silver-tongued God, and the feeling
was mutual. Luckily that was the last thing on your mind as you sat snivelling
on the sofa. Headache, check. Blocked nose, affirmative. Sore throat – of
course! And to top it all off, you were stuck babysitting.
“What is wrong with it?” Loki asked, all too casually from the other side of
the room. You glared at him from but Thor placed a gentle hand on your knee to
quell your anger.
“Nothing is wrong with her Loki. She’s
sick, that is all. You are going to be taking care of her whilst we are on a
Despite Thor’s words, both you and the trickster knew what
he really meant. It was going to be your job to keep him out of trouble whilst the others were away.
“If that stupid ape gives me her disease-”
“Don’t tempt me.” You spat. Thor scowled at you and you coughed before
“It’s just influenza, Loki. Nothing harmful to us. An inconvenience at best.”
“Can I kill him now?” You pleaded.
Thor chuckled before standing. He patted you on the head but you pulled away
before he could do so for long. You certainly didn’t need mollycoddling.
“Good luck.” He declared as he departed, long crimson cape flowing behind him.
“I do not need luck, Odinson.” Loki sneered. Thor smirked and peered back
around the doorframe.
“Who said I was talking to you?”
Title: Late For the Date Character: Jake Peralta A/n: It was a lot harder than I thought to manage school and this because i can no longer procrastinate writing during the day and then just stay up till 2am to finish a story.
In retrospect, it might have been a bad idea to invite you over to Jake’s place for the date. The whole building was unpredictable and he legitimately had nothing planned.
Jake slumped down in his seat, hands dragging down his face as he tried to formulate an idea in his head.
That or which persona he would take up when he inevitably makes a total and complete fool of himself in front of you therefore causing him to flee the country and herd goats to avoid the shame.
It’s just that he was so attracted to you, that sometimes he didn’t even know what he was saying to you half the time. He hadn’t felt that way about anyone in what felt like forever. Jake wanted to do this date right, and not halfass it like he did with everything else.
“Hey, Cassanova,” Gina said as she gracefully plopped into the seat next to his desk. “Little bird told me you managed to snag a date with (Y/n).”
“Is this little bird Charles?”
Gina laughed while her and Charles exchanged a quick glance at each other. “Maybe, anways tell me all the details of what you have planned.”
Jake huffed. “Funny you mention that, cause I got nothing.”
“That’s surprising coming from you. You’re usually the top guy when it comes to setting up dates.”
“That’s just it though, all my previous dates have been total flops. And I really want this one to work out,” He said, casting her a hopeful glance. “Any ideas?”
“Oh, you want a full on thing? Then no, I cannot be of help to you. But, Amy and her are good friends, so trying asking her,” Gina said, standing up and stretching. “But I mean if things don’t work out, send her my way.”
Jake only nodded, too distracted by his thoughts but when he did his head shot up. “Wait, what’s that supposed to mean?!”
To say it was chaos in the Peralta apartment would be a drastic understatement for the situation at hand. He had been taking better care of the apartment, but now it felt like every little thing was out of place and had to be taken care of asap.
God, is this how Santiago felt all the time?
That poor woman.
Jake pulled up his sleeve to check the time and saw that be still had an hour left before you were gonna arrive.
After his small discussion with Amy, he was fairly certain that the date would be pretty good. He learned that grand or extravagant gestures tend to make you uncomfortable, and if he treated this like a more casual hang out then you would enjoy yourself a lot more.
That was Jake’s main goal for the evening, to make you comfortable around him so you both could enjoy yourselves.
With everything done all he had to do was sit and wait for you to show up.
Jake checked his watch for the fifth time in the span of a three minutes. His knees jolted up and down nervously as he continued to glance at the door of his apartment, barely listening to the silly sitcom he had playing on the television.
You were almost twenty minutes late, something very unusual since Amy and Captain Holt would boast about your punctuality to him, in hopes something might rub off on him.
Another ten minutes passed and Jake tried not to let the hurt settle in, there weren’t any messages from you and if it was something serious he knew you would have called.
Jake let out a deep sigh and went to turn off the television when there were a few frantic knocks at the door.
His whole heart jumped at the sound and he tried to not seem too eager as he went to open the door. Taking a small moment to clear his throat and smoothen out his hair, Jake finally opened it.
“I am so sorry!” You said with a large huff. “So much was happening, I got lost in a bit of my work and then my aunt called me just as I was about to leave and the woman can talk for ages.”
Jake couldn’t keep back the smile, he was just so happy to see you and that he could avoid the potential heartbreak over you standing him up.
“It’s totally cool,” Jake said, trying to seem nonchalant while his heart felt like it was ready to hop out of his chest and take off screaming. “I mean I don’t have any aunts but I can imagine they would be delightful ladies who would talk to me a ton too.”
Jake brought you inside his apartment and gave you a small tour of where everything was. “Bathroom’s on the second door to the left if ya need it and bedroom is the last door of the hall if you need a quiet place to have a mental breakdown like I do twice a day.”
Jake’s ears perked up whenever you laughed and he noticed you open up your bag to pull something out.
“First of all, I wanted to say thank you for being so sweet about me being unbearably late for our date,” You then took out a paper bag and held it out to him, Jake couldn’t help but smile at the brightly colored chalk that stained your hands. “Secondly, I got this for you because I felt really bad about it.”
Jake feigned a suspicious look as he opened the bag and looked inside. “It’s an everything bagel!” He said with a happy laugh as he unwrapped it. “Look! It even has beef jerky! Where did you get this at?”
You gave him a wink and tapped the side of your nose. “I know a guy, makes anything I ask him to really. And I remember you talking about wanting one so I thought it would make up for me.”
Jake’s whole system was being overflooded with pleasant affection for you that he couldn’t help but lean over and give you a big hug.
Though when he realized what he did he almost dropped the bagel. “I’m sorry, that was really awkward and I dunno how comfortable you are with that kind of stuff.”
You smiled at him and shook your head. “No it’s fine, I thought it was pretty cute.”
Jake set the food aside and helped you out of your coat. “Now the date can officially begin!”
You stiffled a laugh as you reached out to move Jake’s head back to it’s former position. “Jake Peralta, if you’re going to be my muse then you have to sit still.”
After watching a couple comedies and spending a good few of hours just talking and exchanging funny stories while the two of enjoyed each other’s company. Then you finally managed to convince Jake to let you draw him.
Trouble was, he kept making silly faces or intentionally moving poses to try and get a reaction out of you. “I’m your muse? I’m not an overly kinky man, but I must say, I do like the sound of that.”
You shot him a look and pushed on his shoulder so he’s stumble out of his weird position on the couch. “Hush up, you’re distracting me from my art.”
Jake placed his chin in his hand and watched your hands float around the sketchbook and how your eyes would quickly switch between his face and the page. “You’re incredibly attractive like this, did you know that?”
You smiled, still keeping your gaze on the paper. “Why Mr. Peralta, you are quite foward.”
Jake chuckled, tilting his head ever slightly. “It’s true, Gina was telling me about the whole attractive artist thing and I gotta say that I’m into it.”
“Guess that’s lucky for me then.” You said, smudging one part of his shirt while you debated what to do next, missing Jake’s content sigh while he watched you.
“Just a bit more,” You said, taking one last glance up at him and then tossing your pencil aside. “Done!”
Jake eagerly waited for you to flip the sketchbook over but when you didn’t he raised an eyebrow. “Well? Aren’t you gonna show me?”
“Should I?” You asked, placing it close to your chest so it was totally concealed. “I don’t think you’ve earned it.”
“Not fair! I am the best muse an artist could have!” He argued, trying to steal the book away from you.
“Nah, I don’t feel like it.”
Jake started tickling your sides. “Show me! Let me gaze upon my beautiful face!” His laughter mixing with yours whenever you tried to swat him away.
“Fine! Fine!” You wheezed, pushing him off of you enough to plop the page onto his lap.
“Aw man,” Jake said as he held the picture close to him. “I look absolutely dreadful, is this what I look like all the time because I should really work on that.”
You nudged him. “Shut up, you’re not that bad.”
Jake wiggled his eyebrows. “(Y/n), are you trying to tell me that I’m pretty.”
“Would you mind if I was?”
Jake blushed, and cleared his throat. “N-Not at all.”
You leaned against him. “Well you’re pretty handsome, Peralta.”
Jake looked down at you and smiled. “You’re not too bad yourself.”
“Thank you, I try my best,” You said with a smile, leaning over to look at the clock on the microwave. “Oh wow, I think I should be heading home.” You announced, rolling off the coach and springing to your feet.
He stood up, handing you your sketchbook and helping you retrieve your things. “You’re leaving me so soon?” He asked once the two of you were at the door. “I didn’t get to turn my charm on.”
You smiled over your shoulder while putting your coat on. “I think you were charming enough, besides if I hang around you too much I’ll lose the allure.”
Jake leaned against the doorframe while you finished getting situated. “Well, you’re welcome at my place any time. I’d be happy to have you over again.”
“I might take you up on that offer, Detective Peralta,” You said, smiling whenever he chuckled. “Anyways, thank you for a very fun evening.”
“It was fun for me too. Definitely ranks pretty high on my best date list.” Jake said, your gazes meeting briefly as he decided weither or not to kiss your goodnight.
“I’ll see you later then.” You said before he could make up his mind.
“Goodnight, let me know when you get home safe.” Jake told you, awkwardly shaking your hand.
You smiled and nodded before turning around for breif second, then quickly facing him again, lightly tugging on the front of his shirt to give him a small kiss on his cheek.
“Will do.” You said, letting him go and walking down the hallway.
Jake leaned over the doorframe to make sure you were gone before fist bumping the air and closing the door.
I think it is one of the most interesting episodes of Elements so far, so I wanted to comment about some observations:
The design of the entire Elemental Fire Kingdom is really detailed and I think it’s quite pretty.
The trait for all Fire beings appears to be forever fighting/angry.
Flame Princess is a dragon, rather than just an enlarged version of her original shape. She also rejects Finn’s attempt at rational discussion with “Stop talking to me like we’re friends.”
Finn becoming a part of the Fire World changes him so much into straight out suggesting to kill LSP.
The entire Elemental Fire Kingdom is about to attack the Elemental Candy Kingdom, whose relations has always been unspokenly tense well before Elements.
The fact that Finn is part of this attack and the potential disaster he’ll create both physically and emotionally to himself, Flame Princess, Princess Bubblegum, and everyone else depending on how this pans out. (But most notably FP and PB)
Cinnamon Bun’s line at the end of the episode: “Surely, this is the end of all things.”
What makes Sam Winchester special to you? Do you want to tell Jared what his character means to you? Here is your chance, Jared is returning to DC in November 12, 2017. If we get enough notes and letters from you, we will put them in a handsome professional bonded book to give to Jared, who has worked so hard for his character and cared so much for the fans.
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Travis had the most interesting backstory of all the crew. Growing up on a cargo freighter and spending most of his life in space had so much potential, especially during that era of space travel when ‘space boomers’ were rare! I wish the writers utilized his character’s experiences more and gave us a few more Travis centric episodes.
i hit 250 followers the other day and honestly i am just overwhelmed by the love and attention this little blog of mine got, that’s why i decided to do a follow forever♡
@sixshotsofgigglewater: honestly if it wasn’t for you not only i wouldn’t have gotten into harry potter as a fandom but i would not be here typing this right now. everyone should follow you to see how witty and hilarious you are, and so full of knowledge, you’re my personal pottermore! thank you for hyping me up in my best and my worst, and per cent anni♡
@maud-eration: you’re one of the first people i got to talk in this site and i love to see your posts in my dash!!! i feel like we have very similar thoughts about several things and i could talk with you about credence for hours too
@potthr: i remember talking to you about tips for blogs and you suggested this username to me, and i cannot be more glad! i will always remember that♡
@nacrissablack: you were one of my first followers too and you’re always tagging me in personal posts and i am just so thankful for all the likes and interacting i get from you! so i hope we talk more
@pctter: your blog is GOALS and you’ve been so supportive to me that i cannot help to feel blessed and thankful, really! i do hope we can talk more as well
@burkesandborgin: you’re also one of the people i first talked to, you asked me about skincare and it made me so happy! making the tumblr awards was so fun too and i just feel so thankful to have you around
@ff-sunset-oasis: we started to talk so recently and to follow each other but i am just so happy to have found someone i can hype myself up about blaise and theo like djgdsg your fics are goals and i am just so glad i found your blog!
and to the amazing blogs i follow (mutuals are bold)