someone: hey blizz whats up with this weird timeline? / blizzard: oh haha, thats just- *trips and falls over their own plot holes* thats um, its all connected- *macaroni shaped like reaper's mask falling from their pockets* shit um it'll all make sense soon fuck
all i could think about was jeff kaplan screaming so i drew this
so I read some tags again and omg thanks for saying that I hold a special place in your heart!!! you two and your blog are also holding a special place in my heart, just like mesemoa. does ^-^ side question: is there a group chat or something similar for our small fandom, or is anyone interested in making one? I'd love to just talk properly/fangirl with these awesome people but I'm kinda shy..
about group chat: i know that @2525odorite mention one long time ago, it was some kind of international group chat on kik. actually, neither me nor sakura have kik and we mostly talk via LINE, so i never asked Pacchan if that group chat was still active. i would really like to create one on LINE, though. i don’t know if this idea will work out, but if you have LINE, you can add me by id sugarisdown and we will see how many people we have
this is my tattoo. she’s a little under five months old and i love her dearly. i got it as a reminder to be kind whenever i can, to myself and to the world. it’s my most visible tattoo and my largest but i love it so much
(if you’re curious i got it done at tattoo paradise in dc)
other solar systems are always so weird. like oh sure this star has five planets inside the orbit of mercury. thats cool. one of them has a year that’s a day and a half long.
like back in the ancient days of 1997 when there were only 13 known extrasolar planets, the question of “is our solar system like most solar systems?” was impossible to answer, since we could only really detect 1. gas giants 2. circling very close to their star, and of those only a tiny fraction of them, so while that’s very weird compared to our solar system (imagine jupiter orbiting at the same distance as earth) it wasn’t really clear if that was common or unusual or what
as data has come in about other solar systems it turns out our solar system is real weird.
The system contains five planets with minimum masses from 12 to 25 times Earth’s (comparable to the mass of Uranus and Neptune) at orbital radii of 0.06, 0.13, 0.27, 0.49 and 1.42 AU just short of that of Mars.
HR 8832 has five planets at 0.04, 0.06, 0.15, 0.23, and 0.37 AU (and then two more at 2.56 and 3.11 AU)
the new one, TRAPPIST-1, has all seven found planets under 0.63 AU – easily within the orbit of venus.
Kepler-90 is in a lot of ways a ‘mini solar system’, in that it has rocky planets first followed by gas giants, and the final gas giant is 1. a little bigger than jupiter (1.2 mJ) and 2. orbiting a fraction further out than earth (1.01 AU)
HD 40307 has six planets, all of which rotate inside earth orbit and all of which are between two and ten times the size of earth
so basically the trend you should be noting here is it seems like as far as we can tell most solar systems are extremely tightly packed around their star, compared to what we’re used to. (sometimes the star is dimmer or smaller than Sol and thus the habitable zone is much closer; that’s the case of TRAPPIST-1.) PLUS a lot of these planets are tidally locked, i think as a factor of how close their orbit is, which… probably means bad things for habitability. mercury is tidally locked and its temperature ranges from -170c to 430c. so.
my understanding is that a jupiter-sized planet orbiting allll the way out at 5 AU is super uncommon, and that sol/jupiter interactions early in the formation of the system pulled the inner planets “outward” by a bunch, which pulled them into our star’s habitable zone and kept them from getting tidally locked to the sun. jupiter (and saturn, and all the rest of the gas giants really) end up eating up a lot of rogue comets, too, so that only a fraction of them make their way all the way into the inner solar system. so a large part of earth being habitable has to do with large-scale factors of the solar system that seem to be pretty uncommon
(alternately it could just be that our detection methods don’t work on more distant planets, which is possible but i haven’t looked into, so who knows)
anyway our solar system looks to be in a lot of ways uniquely well-suited to life in the universe which is why it’s kind of a pity we’re all probably gonna die from global warming in the next few decades-to-centuries, okay, bye.
“ I am a Blackbeak,” Manon rasped, blood choking her words. Her grandmother took a step, smiling as she crooned, “You are a Crochan. The last of their royal bloodline with the death of your sister at your own hand. You are a Crochan Queen. ”