wonders beyond

To dogs, humans are almost-immortal beings with powers beyond wonder. Write me a story as if dogs were the main characters of an epic fantasy, and humans were their eternal guardians.

Tweets about ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ being robbed at the Oscars are literally getting over 100,000 retweets each, and an Academy voter has turned around and admitted in an interview with ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ that he only voted for ‘Suicide Squad’ to win ‘Best Make-Up’ because he thought Harley Quinn was hot. Another day, another DCEU controversy to add to the list…

M13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars : M13 is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects found by curious sky gazers seeking celestials wonders beyond normal human vision. M13 is a colossal home to over 100,000 stars, spans over 150 light years across, lies over 20,000 light years distant, and is over 12 billion years old. At the 1974 dedication of Arecibo Observatory, a radio message about Earth was sent in the direction of M13. The featured image in HDR, taken through a small telescope, spans an angular size just larger than a full Moon, whereas the inset image, taken by Hubble Space Telescope, zooms in on the central 0.04 degrees. via NASA

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I think sometimes we let nostalgia trick us into forgetting that the people in our past are there for a reason. We must remind ourselves it is either because we purposely left them there or they ended up there for reasons beyond our control.
It’s okay to think about the past and reminisce the good times occasionally – but don’t obsess over it to the point where you’re sacrificing opportunities in the here and now because you’re too attached to the echoes of things long gone…
The present is the greatest gift you’ll ever have and the future holds wonders beyond your imagining… Don’t throw it all away by constantly looking for the things you lost along the way…
—  Ranata Suzuki
Karl Urban is a gift to this world

I’d like to remind everyone that Karl Urban exists in our world. How great is that!

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there were a lot of moments in Star Trek Beyond that emotionally compromised me, but as i am irrationally attached to the Enterprise herself i need to vent feels about my very favorite dilithium-powered inanimate object.

The previews made it pretty clear that she was going to be destroyed so it wasn’t a surprise; but watching the extended, gratuitous destruction scene - every puncture to her hull, seeing her nacelles severed, watching the drone ships pick her apart piece by piece - was still painful.

but… 

when Chekov & Kirk are standing looking at the burning ruins of her saucer and kirk says “She still has a few tricks up her sleeve, ” i. lost. mY. SHIT.  OF COURSE SHE DOES BBY. SHE WILL GIVE THE LAST PIECE OF HERSELF FOR YOU.  SHE LOVES YOU ALL.

5 Mysterious Cities of YA

From the shadowy walls of Weep to the twisting alleys of Ketterdam to the sleek penthouses of NYC 2118, there are dozens of intriguing settings in YA lit—and we can’t get enough. Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor’s newest epic fantasy, features her best world-building yet—so, in honor of its release, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite mysterious cities of YA. 

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  4. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  5. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

You never know what’s lurking around the bend in these places… it could be wonders beyond imagining or dangers beyond comprehension. You’d better start reading ASAP to find out!