universal forms

I’ve always been emamoured with Egyptian texts, artwork, & spiritual practices, but I hadn’t really extensively explored them until recently. Having studied Hinduism in formal & informal settings, it’s hierarchical structure has similarities to Ancient Egyptian spirituality, which I find really fascinating… They both have an all encompassing supreme power (“Neter” or “Brahman”), gods & goddesses who can have character flaws & experience sickness or decay (Eg: “Ra” or “Ganesh”), & divine humans who mingle in the world of the gods or sometimes become god-like (Eg: “Isis” or “Arjuna”). I’m becoming very obsessed. I missed studying philosophical practices. Also, Egyptian gods remind me of Stephen Universe. New gods are formed when gods combine, haha.

Yurio's love for Yuuri is the true meaning of Agape.

I can say this because when Yurio found out Yuuri might be retiring, he literally used his entire free program to convince Yuuri to not retire. He did everything in his power to get Yuuri to keep competing, and if that isn’t real agape (sacrificial, universal love; the highest form of love that persists no matter what), then I don’t know what is.

NGC 7822 in Cepheus 

Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust seem to crowd into NGC 7822. At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region lies about 3,000 light-years away. Within the nebula, bright edges and dark shapes stand out in this colorful skyscape.

The atomic emission is powered by energetic radiation from the central hot stars. Their powerful winds and radiation sculpt and erode the denser pillar shapes and clear out a characteristic cavity light-years across the center of the natal cloud. Stars could still be forming inside the pillars by gravitational collapse but as the pillars are eroded away, any forming stars will ultimately be cutoff from their reservoir of star stuff. This field of view spans over 40 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 7822.

The cosmic cloud of gas and dust is W33, a massive starforming complex some 13,000 light-years distant, near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. So what are all those yellow balls? Citizen scientists of the web-based Milky Way Project found the features they called yellow balls as they scanned many Spitzer images and persistently asked that question of researchers. Now there is an answer. The yellow balls in Spitzer images are identified as an early stage of massive star formation. They appear yellow because they are overlapping regions of red and green, the assigned colors that correspond to dust and organic molecules known as PAHs at Spitzer wavelengths. Yellow balls represent the stage before newborn massive stars clear out cavities in their surrounding gas and dust and appear as green-rimmed bubbles with red centers in the Spitzer image. Of course, the astronomical crowdsourcing success story is only part of the Zooniverse. The Spitzer image spans 0.5 degrees or about 100 light-years at the estimated distance of W33.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

anonymous asked:

Duke and Kane!!!!

I called this picture “BusinessMerger.psd” and I’m really proud of myself.

I can’t imagine these guys dancing, so instead a Very Reluctant Handshake!  Which creates…

The Don of Deluxe.  

You can’t trust this man as far as he can throw you, which isn’t saying too much because he can throw you pretty damn far, but the point stands.  Backstabbing abounds. 

More concerning, though; the Duke and Kane’s combined tempers and egos make for a violent, mercurial, childish, insatiably greedy monster of a man. 

Thankfully, they would be very difficult to fuse and very easy to unfuse!  Which is a small mercy, because holy crap. 8T

ok s O today i think i figured out why su’s plot hasnt happened in season 4

when su was renewed for a 4th and 5th season, they actually just split up season 2 and 3 into two seasons each. to keep out of confusion, i’ll be calling our season 2 season 2a, our season 3 season 2b, our season 4 season 3a and our season 5 season 3b

if we look back at season 2a, the first ten or so episodes were really slow and not plot centric (see: joy ride, say uncle, love letters, rising tides/crashing skies) but then we got the second and third steven bomb when things started to pick up.

so then at the end of season 2a we got the peridot arc, then in season 2b we got jasper’s whole arc, mr greg, bismuth and more i cant think of off the top of my head. season 2 took about ten episodes to start, but then the other fourty or so (because 2 and 3 were produced as “2”) were a lot of plot and stuff.

and now we’re on season 3a. notice that the first ten or so episodes have been largely filler, just like in season 2a. and you COULD argue we got reformed and sworn to the sword in 2a, but we’ve gotten mindful education and last one out of beach city in 3a.

i’d also like to point out we have chille tid, a major plot episode, after we need to talk, a greg flashback episode. we also had gem huht, a major plot episode, right after greg the babysitter, a greg flashback episode. the last episode was a greg flashback episode. if the trend continues, we’re getting back to the plot next episode