things exploding

Fireworks

So after reading a  lot of the humans are space Australians I got to thinking, what would aliens think of fireworks?

Alien: Human Susan please explain why you’re exploding things in the sky.

Susan: What have you never heard of the fourth of July? It’s a way of celebration.

Alien: so you celebrate by exploding powder to make shiny lights in the sky?

Susan: *nods head*

But I also like the idea that they would think they were under attack 

Alien: Commander the humans are attacking 

CoAlien: Explain the situation.

Alien: They are shooting rockets in the air only for them to explode and release colorful lights. The humans are just watching amazed, this must be a new sort of weapon they have created.

CoAlien: What day is it?

Alien: July 4th sir.

CoAlien: *nods head* from what I heard only Americans celebrate this day by lighting fireworks, whatever that is. Just leave them be I don’t think we will ever be able to understand human culture.   

Prince Rupert’s Drop

Did you guys ever hear about Prince Rupert’s Drop? The British Royal Society was really interested in these things back in the 1600s.

It’s basically a long, thin, practically snaky bit of glass that you get when you drop some molten glass into water. It solidifies into a shape like this:

The interesting and weird thing is, you can’t really break the bulb part. You can take a hammer to it but it won’t break. But the long tail is fragile and easily broken. And if you break any part of this thing, it explodes. Really, it just blows up into a million tiny little shards.

With modern high-speed cameras, they’ve managed to measure the speed of the fracture at slightly faster than one mile per second.

The reason why it breaks like this is because, when the molten glass rapidly cools, the surface hardens right up, but the inside still stays hot for a while. As the inside cools, it pulls in on itself really hard in all directions, leaving the entire drop in a constant state of high tension. When it’s entirely cooled, it only takes a tiny fracture to release that chain reaction of released tension that breaks all of it almost at once. 

Can we just talk about how fucking great the writing on this show is?

Okay, this one requires a little explaination.

At this point in the series, we’ve seen people shrug off injuries like they were nothing. Steven and the Gems (especially the Gems) tank a HECK load of hits. Just watch Pearl v Sugilite (Coach Steven), Pearlbot v Peribot (Back to the Barn), the Gems v the waterclones (Ocean Gem), Garnet v Jasper (Jailbreak), Stevonnie v Jasper (Crack the Whip), or any other fight scene you can think of. 

Now, the Off Colors (+ Lars and Steven) v Robonoids isn’t even that impressive of a fight. It’s fucking tense, sure, but there’s mostly just a whole lotta hiding. 

Until this moment.

Lars is terrified, but he gathers his courage and attacks one of the robonoids head-on. He leaps on top of it, clinging onto it for dear life as it tries to throw him off.

Then we get a bunch of this fuckery.

And HERE, in THIS exact moment, is where things go south. 

But the thing is, we don’t realise it yet. We as viewers are so absorbed in cheering for Lars, we don’t even THINK about the consequences this could have for him.

Now, another thing about Steven Universe is that things explode. And when they do, they explode impressively and they explode beautifully.

(from Laser Light Cannon)

(from Super Watermelon Island)

(from Serious Steven)

So when comparing those shots to this shot of the Robonoid exploding…

…this explosion is extremely underwhelming. 

Combined with the fact that we’ve never seen a character get seriously hurt in explosions before, we don’t see this as a threat. We are not worried in this moment because Lars just beat this fucker! We are relieved, we are happy, we are ready to start celebrating. Meaning that seeing this…

…over the sound of a flatline…

…is jarring as all hell, because it immediately tells us celebrating viewers that something is WRONG.

And Steven knows it.

The reaction of the Off Colors here immediately becomes dissonant and strange. After all, these gems don’t know about human deaths. Lars hasn’t poofed, so he’s fine…

…right?

no.

no he’s not.

he is not fine.

he’s dead.

And that’s the kicker. 

Steven Universe has been running for four seasons, and NOBODY HAS EVER DIED ON SCREEN BEFORE NOW!

We aren’t expecting it! We have gotten so used to death not being a real threat in this show because surely the Crewniverse wouldn’t dare kill off a main character that we’ve stopped factoring it in as something that could happen. 

Even the Off Colors are realizing it now. Even Paddy realizes it.

One of Steven’s best friends just died. For real. On screen. In a fight we would have written off as underwhelming if not for this moment.

What the fuck, Rebecca.

feelbending  asked:

Thomas I hope you're okay with all the current drama, I personally believe that you did nothing wrong at all. You're always making sure you're inclusive and doing the right thing, sorry your fandom's exploded :(

Hey!! Yeah, I’m doing fine!! Please don’t worry, these sorts of things happen sometimes and it gets very hard to address and handle all at once! I have made mistakes though, so please don’t feel like you have to defend all that I do, that’s not your responsibility, and I’ve been doing what I can to make sure things were addressed!

There was a piece of art of myself that was posted a while back that I put under a Read More and tagged nsfw because it was, and it was revealed later, after the artists’ bio was updated, that they were not of appropriate age, and that was a complete mistake on my part to make sure! I’ve always made a point to clarify, if people asked me, that if they were to do any nsfw art of me and submit it, that they should be of appropriate age to be doing so. My tumblr started as a personal blog and I thought tagging things appropriately would be enough, but this occurrence absolutely made me rethink how my blog was laid out and how much more consideration I needed to be putting into my blog and who was viewing it, so I made a public apology for it yesterday (in the #TSask) and decided to restructure my blog in order to make sure this never happens again. Posts I deemed too questionable, I have removed and if they ever go up again, they would be going up on a sideblog of some kind. I absolutely appreciate those who brought this up to me. I should have been the one to catch it, and I need to be far more vigilant about what I post from here on out!

There was also the post I responded to about why I felt it right to include asexuals and aromantics of any combination in the community. I’ve been having many really awesome and respectful conversations with people on both sides of this argument and its been really good, for me and I think for a lot of them, to gain understanding on where we’re both coming from. I am so grateful to those who came to me and got to discuss with me incredibly important things to remember and respect: the early struggles of the trans and gay community, the Stonewall Riots, the travesties and systemic oppression that still happen around the world today that need to be fought. We also got to discuss issues like arranged marriages that affect people on all areas of the spectrum. We talked about different demographics of the community and where they would like to stand or not stand. And the importance of limited resources made available to people of the community were discussed with me as well. I’ve been so absolutely grateful to those of you who came to me and are still coming to me to talk through these things, because I don’t claim to know everything, and many of the discussions were ended wonderfully respectfully. In the end, obviously, I have no, or maybe just really little, say in what defines the community. In what I say, I am absolutely making no attempt to prioritize people over another, because there are some extreme things that need to be fought. I can only be in control of myself and who I deem to be valid and who I would like to offer my support. I truly am trying to put myself in everyone’s shoes and see where they’re coming from. And I am so grateful so many of you came to me so respectfully to talk! That’s amazing! That, I think, is the most optimal form of discussion for people on both sides. I don’t like seeing anyone on either side attacking each other, and it’s so devastating to see so much of it. 

I truly hope this helps bring clarity for those of you who were confused or looking for an update! The internet can be a confusing place and the truth can be mangled, but I am doing everything I can to make sure I amend for any bad decisions and hear you all out as best as I can. I’m only human, and I truly do care about you and where you’re all coming from, so I hope you can all bear with me! 

*15
*Adorkable
*Has a power they can’t quite control yet
*Leadership skills
*Befriends an icy classmate with a scar over their eye
*Are at the schools they’ve always wanted to go to, mainly through luck and having what it takes
*Has someone they’ve looked up to their whole life, even adopting their fighting style from them
*Absent parent in life
*Popular shipped with aforementioned icy classmate
*Is someone others look to as a leader (Jaune, WBY, Midoriya’s classmates)

*Associated with ice
*Color scheme white with some red
*Scar over left eye
*Has an older sister and other siblings
*Father is an asshole
*Came to school while intending to defy said asshole father
*Said father is trying to push a legacy onto them
*Shipped with the adorkable
*Gets Major Character Development ™

*Animal-like in some ways
*Associated with shadows
*In fact, uses said shadows in battle
*Has respect for the adorkable one
*Kinda brooding
*Good at long-distance attacks

*Blonde haired, red eyed (sometimes)
* 1.73 meters tall
*Mainly uses hands/fists in battle
*Can cause things to explode
*Possibly suffering from PTSD
*Participated in tournament and got to the final rounds
*Had to be restrained at said tournament
*Can get quite angry
*Looks like carbon copies of their moms
*Literally
*You think I’m joking????

LOOK.

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this is entirely a joke please don’t take this seriously

  • Sakura: Guys, I was wondering... what's your favourite flower?
  • Naruto: I like sunflowers. They are just so bright and happy.
  • Sakura: That's cool. I think like daffodils the best. What about you, Sasuke-kun?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: Yes?
  • Sasuke: Sakura.
  • Sakura: I'm listening, Sasuke-kun.
  • Sasuke: Tch, you know what, nevermind, that was a stupid question. (storms off)
  • Kakashi: Yo! What are you kids doing? Where's Sasuke?
  • Sakura: I was asking the guys about their favourite flowers and suddenly, Sasuke-kun got angry and left.
  • Naruto: Yeah, he was acting really weird. He kept saying Sakura-chan's name all the time and then ran off.
  • Kakashi: He was repeating "sakura", I see... so what could his favourite flower be, then?
  • Naruto: ...
  • Sakura: ...
  • Kakashi: ...
  • Sakura: (blushing) ...Oh!
Short but accurate summaries of popular books/series: part 2
  • Lunar Chronicles: The Earth finally gets its shit together. Unfortunately, the moon has other ideas.
  • 39 Clues: Worst. Treasure hunt. Ever.
  • The Selection: Rich man thinks The Bachelor is a valid way to choose a monarch. Degree of success varies between attempts.
  • Shatter Me: The tales of Cinnamon Bun Girl and Problematic Fave Boy.
  • These Broken Stars: Heterosexuals in space. People die and things explode.
  • Legend: Literally the entire plot would've been avoided had the male lead waited another week to do the Stupid Thing™
  • Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: Every day is Throwback Tuesday.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Magic and infinite knowledge at the cost of eternal pain. Choice is yours.
  • The Song of Achilles: This story is over 3000 years old, yet the ending still takes us by surprise.
  • Mara Dyer: The choice between mental stability and evil superpowers is somehow supposed to be hard.
  • A Darker Shade of Magic: Taking the ring to Mordor, except with less history lectures.
  • H.I.V.E.: Adults continuously fail to realize that when it comes to being clever sadistic little shits, teenagers have them beat by a mile.
  • Artemis Fowl: Teenage Irish Mycroft Holmes discovers Fairies are real. What happens next is fun for the whole family.
  • Good Omens: An angel and a demon decide they can make a better plan than God. Whether they were right is up to debate.
  • Divergent: A world in which having an actual well-rounded personality is a crime by birth and punishable by death.
  • The Magisterium: The wonderful misadventures of preteen Voldemort, Human Labrador, Hermione, and their pet demon puppy.
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In which Melissa and Candace make bets because Candace is over confident in her brothers building ability and Melissa is just the right amount of confident about Milo’s chaos tendencies. 

{requested by @virgilofnewgenesis and @thegreatestegg}

anonymous asked:

hi i know you mostly draw mchanzo but if u could draw junkrat that would be great hes my fav and id love to see him in your style <333

anon i love this junk boy s O muCH

jaydexx6  asked:

Hey! I was just wondering in Lord Of Shadows, does Mark ever kiss Emma in front of Julian? Or does Emma know that’s going to far for poor Jules 💕 I really love their relationships and I guess I wanna see a possessive side to Jules like storming away etc etc though I’m aware he doesn’t seem like that type. I just have so many question to ask but not enough time. I’m so excited for you book release and next week I start reading Lady Midnight for the third time before Lord Of Shadows comes out

I guess I would say that Julian is the kind of guy who keeps his feelings bottled up. He isn’t the sort to throw jealous fits, or to stomp away — there’s a brief scene when he gets angry about something in front of Emma, Cristina and Mark, and you can see how shocked they all are that he’s letting his anger be visible and how much it throws them until he shuts it down.

We do see into his head, though, and we do know what he’s thinking — and of course when people who keep things bottled up finally explode, it’s quite something.

Modern!Bucky AU where Bucky is trying to be one of those lower level superheros like Daredevil but for Brooklyn, but he has no superpowers and subscribes to the Clark Kent school of thought re: disguises.

and Captain America shows up all ready to give a lecture that starts with the phrase ‘Look pal,’ and includes such gems as ‘you’re going to die’ and ‘eyeshadow isn’t a fucking disguise’ except he takes one look at Bucky and just thinks

oh no

he’s hot

so Steve ends up giving him superhero tips and buys him a goddamned mask and occasionally they make out while things are exploding

you all know the american high school au isayama’s got going, right?

the one at the end of every volume or whatever, with goth mikasa and jock reiner and whatnot?

so, hange’s a chemistry teacher in that au, therefore let me give you a list of things i swear they would totally do in that au for no particular reason whatsoever

  • doodle over students’ doodles when correcting homework/tests/etc
  • tell extremely bad but also extremely relevant puns
    • ex: “so we’re learning about moles today and i think you guys are really gonna dig it”
  • blow up a piece of glassware in a fume hood because they thought it would be fun to put pure lithium in water
  • set off the fire alarm at least once a year to the point where it becomes a running gag with the staff
  • go on strange tangents after lectures with armin or some other student while passing out homework
    • actually on that note they’d probably also use pop culture analogies that seem arbitrary at first but after a bit of explanation, make perfect sense
  • add a gag answer or two on their students’ finals
  • show the kids their favorite-and-still-somehow-very-relevant childhood movie on the last day of the semester
  • resell food that they have hidden in locked drawers during lunch because let’s be real here american schools suck with their budgets
  • have the entire periodic table memorized just to show off
    • (it’s not that hard to do)
    • they’d probably also have a challenge where they challenge their students to memorize and recite it too and whoever can do it wins mcdonald’s or something
  • explain the nuances of sex ed on a post-lecture tangent because they find out the biology classes are just that bad
  • be that one really cool and fun teacher that like half the students still don’t like because they’re apparently “obnoxious” or something
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f*cking…. captivating……..

“Carnations” (Part 3)

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader (College AU)

Summary: A carnation fundraiser, an iota of possibility, and a longtime secret crush on your hot best friend - what could go wrong?

many thanks to the phenomenal @buckyywiththegoodhair for beta-reading! you witty, pliable, sun goddess with beautiful curls - i adore you!

a/n: i loved reading all of your theories and comments! that said, i’m waaaaay too predictable ;) -j. x

“Carnations” (Masterlist)

Maybe your head is unable to function after the many hours of crying into your pillow or maybe your heart is burnt out from the tsunami of emotions. For some reason, all words and social etiquette have escaped you, and you’re left dumbly staring at the blonde standing in front of you.

“Hey, (Y/N). Uh, we’ve never met in person, but my name is Sharon Carter.”

Ah – this is blonde girl who asked if you were okay right before you sprinted out of the Student Gov office. Your manners snap back into place and you hold out a hand. “Sorry I’m a little out of right now. You’re on Student Gov, right?”

“Yes. I’m the VP of External Affairs. I work closely with Steve.”

Steve’s betrayal is still very raw, your lungs feel like they’re going to collapse at the sound of his name. “Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m not really in the mood to socialize,” you say, your voice low and strangled.

“Wait!” Sharon draws in a breath before letting it rush out. “Dot was lying about the carnations. Steve wasn’t playing a cruel joke, because he never sent the flowers to you.”

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Alright kids buckle up this is gonna be a long one

Viktor owns a dacha that he inherited from his family that’s way out in the middle of Butt Fuck, Russia on the shore of a lake the name of which Yuuri cannot pronounce. 

Yuuri finds out about the dacha because the key to the place is an actual skeleton key and Yuuri asked about it while holding Viktor’s keys for him one day.

“Oh, that’s just the dacha,” Viktor took the key and spun it around in his fingers, contemplative. “I haven’t been there in years, not since the deed was put in my name. Maybe I’ll take you there someday.”

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nature made me a freak, man made me a weapon and god made it last too long | a fanmix inspired by Logan (2017) {available on spotify and playmoss}

1. johnny cash - hurt; 2. jamie n commons - lead me home; 3. the national - i should live in salt; 4. the civil wars - kingdom come; 5. editors - no sound but the wind; 6. bob dylan - knockin on heaven’s door; 7. the secret sisters - tomorrow will be kinder; 8. johnny cash - redemption day; 9. the national - fireproof; 10. dan van rorke/oscar isaac - hang me, oh hang me; 11. pink floyd - wish you were here; 12. whiskey shivers - graves; 13. shawn james - through the valley; 14. johnny cash - god’s gonna cut you down; 15. gustavo santaolalla - the last of us (main theme); 16. unkle - when things explode; 17. lera lynn - my least favorite life; 18. editors - the weight of the world; 19. edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros - this life; 20. dead man’s bones - flowers grow out of my grave; 21. the civil wars - barton hollow; 22. nick cave and the bad seeds - o children; 23. johnny cash - the man comes around

look at skam snatching all of those norwegian emmys….wow i’ve never been prouder to stan a show..like…i’ve made some pretty bad choices in my life but if i ended up watching skam i sure made some right ones along the way