“I’m wearing a trucker jacket and slip dress from Enda and a ring bag from Iridescent. I was feeling quite eccentric from all that’s happening during the fashion week, this zigzag print was right on that mood. Lately I’ve been exploring vintage kimono. I now have quite amazing collection and excited to wear them and go out!”
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!
So, I haven’t been posting consistently for the past couple of weeks because I’ve been ripping and tearing through the hordes of hell in Bethesda’s new DOOM game, oh and what a fucking game it is!! There are few experiences as emotionally exhilarating as when you are violently blasting through fucking droves of demons while the game serenades you with glorious heavy metal. If you haven’t, please play it!
Recently, I beat the game, and I bought a cute DoomGuy POP Vinyl to add to the toy collection. Please enjoy some of the best doom game tidbits I found on Tumblr. Some of it’s pretty funny!
night I was at work at my Family Owned Beverage Shop (edit: my family
does not own it. Poor choice of words. It is owned by a family though).
It’s not my favorite job I’ve ever had because the customers are
incredibly entitled. However, it’s a fairly young business and I’ve been
in customer service long enough to not give in to spoiled customers
just because they want me to.
Anyway. The end of the night was approaching, beautiful, sacred
closing time. We had gotten a decent rush about 20 minutes before we
closed (at 10pm) so we were a little cranky about how behind we were on
finishing our tasks for the night. At 9:55, we’re finally getting
somewhere with our cleaning when the phone rings. Sounds like a youngish
boy, I’d say 15y/o at most. He asked what time we closed, and I
responded with my usual, “We close at 10 every night, but we’ll be open
at 11 again tomorrow morning!” That’s not working for him. “My friends
and I really want some of your drinks but we can’t be there by 10, can
we come like five minutes after and still get drinks?” I tell him no,
the doors get locked promptly at 10. “Oh, well we really want the
drinks, what can you do?” I say “You can be here by 10, because I
personally will be locking the doors.” We hang up. I know he’s going to
try to come in anyway.
Sure enough, at 10:06, my coworkers and I hear a bunch of banging and
rattling on the closed doors. Yep, like three or four high school aged
kids. Sorry, we’re closed. The chairs are up, the menu is turned off,
someone is mopping, THE DOORS ARE LOCKED. Any time they catch one of our
eyes (which we all do our best to avoid) they give us what they think
are puppy dog eyes, and we laugh and shake our heads at them. No dice.
They keep assaulting the doors. It’s getting annoying, so I look up at
them brightly with a big smile and start walking toward the doors. They
start getting excited, thinking they’ve finally worn us down. I hold eye
contact until I swerve to the right to turn off all the lights. I could
hear their collective “awwwww!!!” of disappointment through the door.
It felt amazing. They left. I laughed. I won.
From the popular game Fire Emblem Fates comes a 1/7th scale
figure of the beautiful princess of the Kingdom of Nohr, Camilla!
The figure captures Camilla’s persona with a noble, elegant
appearance that still shows off her sexy side, with her hair making use
of translucent parts to preserve its unique appearance.
The Silver Axe she has by her side has been based on the original
designs from the game, and she comes complete with a special base made
in the image of a marble pillar that brings out the atmosphere of the
This figure has been closely supervised by the game’s development
team from the initial planning stages to the final paintwork to make it
the ultimate official figure of Camilla!
Be sure to add her to your collection and enjoy Camilla’s amazing design right by your side!
Vol 22 has finally arrived! It’s probably my fav right behind 12 and physically adding it to the collection feels really good lmao. Though I gotta say, the English release this time around is honestly…quite disappointing
The false dialogue from ch 89 about Eren having to eat Historia is still in place, despite that Isayama wanted this fixed for the Japanese release of the volume in April. It’s been acknowledged to be false since January so…? Additionally the layout for the Reiss cave pages is actually inverted?
Two big mistakes like that are honestly kind of disappointing, especially given that all these chapters are already half a year old at least. But oh well. Here’s hoping a future reprint like the colossal edition will fix the errors, that’s been done a few times already.
Other than that, Gross’ dialogue in the volume makes him seem like more of an ass, and Kruger appears more bad-ass, so I’m really happy about that. The chapter 88 title is now “the attack titan” which makes a lot more sense than the ridiculous “the attack continues” CR gave it. Additionally, “I am the owl” and “this is how you use the power of the titans” in physical format remain a downright sexual experience, Kruger Ilysm.
(if only the missing shifter lines were fixed too but idek if Isayama did that)
Continuing our celebration of what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson with the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man: The Wedding trade paperback (1991) by John Romita, Sr.
Taipei, home to 2.7 million people and the capital of Taiwan, has a rather large bicycle secret hidden among the tight streets and winding alleyways. It can be best described as an unbelievable, jaw dropping treasure trove. The private collection of Asahi Chang contains more than 600 professional track and road bikes. It is the largest of it’s kind in the world, unavailable for public viewing. The location is a very well kept secret. We were lucky enough to have a peek inside the collection that has been nick named, “单车书房” - Bicycle Heaven.