western arms

theassassinscrook  asked:

Do you take fanfic prompt requests?? Cuz I am craving me some Sara caring for sick Len and I can't pull something out of my head 😩😂

Leonard Snart is cranky.

Not as a permanent state of being, though some who don’t know him well might argue otherwise, but because he’s sick.

He hates being sick, especially when it’s enough to knock him on his ass. Apparently, his better-than-average immune system is nothing against an aggressive future strain of flu.

Gideon isn’t really able to help, either, since there’s no cure but to let it run its course. The ship is at least able to provide medication to keep the nausea at bay, but it makes him feel exhausted, which makes him even more cranky. All he wants to do is curl up in bed and sleep until everything’s out of his system.

Of course, he’s never actually been able to spend the day sleeping, even when he’s sick, so before long, he’s staring at the ceiling, trying to ignore the sore throat and watery nose and aching head. When his door opens without a knock, he scowls, ready to complain at Mick, who’s supposed to be bunking with the nerd twins until Leonard’s no longer contagious.

He stops, right in the middle of opening his mouth to speak, when he sees Sara. She looks him over, just shy of professionally, then grins at him. He searches for the words for another complaint (is it funny that he doesn’t have the strength to get out of bed?) when he realizes he’s still staring at her with his mouth hanging open.

“What are you doing here?” he croaks.

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House Qorgyle Lords of Sandstone, Sworn to Martell

Qorgyle is a noble house from western Dorne, their arms are display three black scorpions over red. Originally the Qorgyles were adventuring Andals who settled in the deep dunes and sands of Dorne. During Nymeria’s War the Qorgyles supported House Yronwood against House Nymeros Martell. Lord Commander Qorgyle was the predecessor of Lord Jeor Mormont as commander of the Night’s Watch. Prince Oberyn Martell was fostered at Sandstone as a child. Lord Quentyn Qorgyle is the current Lord of Sandstone.

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Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Gets Japanese Release Date, Screenshots, Cheerleader and “Mercs” Costumes

Today Capcom announced that the digital version of the upcoming Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is going to be released in Japan on January 21st, 2016.

Japanese pre-orders are also now open, with a bonus including a T-shirt for Rebecca and a theme for the PS4 and PS3 versions.

On top of this, the sequence of weird costumes continues, with a “cheerleader” costume for Rebecca. On the other hand Billy goes with a different kind of sexy, sporting a costume from the classic Capcom game Mercs(Senjo no Okami II) released in 1991 for Arcade, Commodore Amiga, Sega Master System and Mega Drive.

At the moment the western arms of Capcom did not announce if the release date is valid for North America and Europe (at least for the downloadable version, while the Origins Collection will come on January 19th), but we’ll keep you updated if they do.

I keep seeing this on Facebook and it really bugs me. It seems like we’ve done too good a job of explaining that the light from the stars takes a long time to get here, so we’re seeing them in the past, and now people seem to think all the stars are dead and we’re floating alone in the universe.

Space is big, really big, but it’s not that big.

The stars you can see with the naked eye are all in our galaxy (you can just make out the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye on a clear night in a dark sky area, but it looks like a feint smudge, not a star).

Our galaxy is 100,000 light years in diameter. We’re located out here on the western spiral arm, so the light that we’re seeing from the stars at night has been travelling for no more than 100,000 years.

The light from our nearest star (other than the Sun), Proxima Centauri, has to travel for just 4.24 years to reach us. The light from Betelgeuse travels for 642.5 years to get here. Polaris is just 433.8 light years away. Sirius is a mere 8.611 light years away. Rigel is 772.9 light years away. Aldebaran is 65.23 light years away.

So, as you see, the stars we’re most familiar with are less than a thousand light years away, and many are less than a hundred light years away…or even less than ten light years away!

Even the light from our nearest galactic neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy, doesn’t take a few million years to get here…it’s only two and half million light years away.

But what of the suggestion that the stars in the night sky are all long dead? Well, that depends on how long a star lives. Stars live different lengths of time, depending on how big they are. A star like our sun lives for about 10 billion years, while a star which weighs twenty times as much lives only 10 million years, about a thousandth as long.

As our galaxy is only 100,000 light years in diameter you can be pretty sure that all the stars that you can see in the night sky are still there. Even the stars in the Andromeda Galaxy probably haven’t died in the time since the light they emit left and it arrived here. Yes, some will have died in that time, but the vast majority are still there.

So, in conclusion, light travels REALLY fast and stars live a REALLY long time, so the stars you can see at night are not dead.

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Carlo Maderno died on 31 January 1629 in Rome, where he had risen to become one of city’s most important architects. Maderno is seen as a crucial link between the rather prosaic architectural style that dominated Rome at the end of the 16th century and the exciting developments of the Italian Baroque. He collaborated often and was a mentor to many, including the Baroque genius Francesco Borromini. Maderno worked on many of Rome’s major churches and palaces, as well as villas for the surrounding countryside. Among his best known works is the completion of St. Peter’s basilica, which included extending the western arm into a nave and completing the building’s facade.

Reference: Patricia Waddy. “Maderno, Carlo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T052980>.

Facade, St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, 1603-26

With Giovanni Fontana, Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati, Italy, early 17th century; image copyright Jon Bogen

Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, 17th century; image: Alan Cole

S. Susanna, Rome, 1597–1603; photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Plan for New St. Peter’s, 1603-25

Commemorative stamp for the architect’s 400th anniversary, 1956

drawing Mesi because who doesn’t want to be this gal

she’s ambidextrous because she’s a badass and totally not because I’m indecisive or forgetful… yeah

2200 Palestinian men, women and children were massacred in 7 weeks. All of them lived under a ruthless and criminal occupation, siege and blockade. The vast majority of them were refugees, expelled from land that is now controlled by those who brought death to their doorsteps. Hospitals, schools, mosques and shelters were struck in calculated attacks. Families were executed in their sleep. Civilian infrastructure was intentionally target acroas a tiny, besieged strip of land. This is what Israel does. This is what Western nations arm. This is what US tax dollars subsidize.

On First Sentences

(some parts taken from Joe Fassler on Stephen King for The Atlantic)

There is magic at the end of the way. 

The first sentence of anything is probably the most loaded and thought-out set of words a writer must produce.  The struggle to get the right words onto paper is so desperate and so daunting that many times, a project dies with the inability of a writer to pen those first few words.  First sentences are crucial.  They demand the heat of attention, the moisture of your imagination, and the exhalations of your creativity.  They are cultivated, nurtured, pruned, and groomed according to necessity. In fact, first sentences are redone more times than anything in your entire story. 

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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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THIS. GAME.  Huge influence on me.  Do many people know of Wild Arms?

On that note in case anyone who has seen it is still unclear here’s what I understand after researching some of the new extended universe cannon that Disney released.

Basically after the emperor’s death his former generals and powerful politicians in the empire start carving out their own territory (think China in the 50s or Afghanistan right before the Taliban) and it’s basically run by a bunch of different war lords. The “empire” and the new republic, which is scattered throughout systems but more centralized, basically signed a boundary treaty and leave each other alone while the factions in empire space vie for power.

Eventually the first order rises from one of these factions and begins to accumulate more and more power within empire space with Snoke as their supreme leader. They’re still within empire space though so (again as far as I’ve read and I certainly haven’t read everything) they hadn’t violated the treaty with the republic so the republic doesn’t engage them directly but obviously everyone knows you give an evil alien dictator an inch and he’ll take a mile so they know once he gets enough power in empire space he’ll probably try to take republic space back to.

Enter the resistance, which is basically in insurgency within empire borders against the first order, but is aided and funded by the republic (so western countries arming and supporting Syrian Rebels against Assad a similar concept). And I believe Leia is sent to lead them.

That’s where we’re at when the movie starts. Then the first order directly attacks the republic in order to stop them from being able to aid the resistance. Also as far as I can tell the attack from the first order hit the system the Republics capital was in but didn’t actually “destroy” the entire Republic. Just sent them scrambling and significantly weakened them since it was the hub of politics. So the situation is not as bleak as the movie makes it seem since now it seems likely that the remaining republic planets/systems and powers are more likely to throw their full weight in with the resistance after the attack, if they’re able to get their shit together quickly enough. Which they should have time to do since the alliance dealt a huge blow to the first order basically destroying their base as well.

Also if you want to read more Disney released a ton of books and etc that is part of the new cannon under the Disney infinity title or something. Apparently a ton of older extended universe books were published under it so they’re considered part of the new cannon.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
—  A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams