sweetconformity:

Will Graham restraining himself from spilling the innards of his enemies.

1 month ago on 08.06.14 ✖ 1382 notes

mongoosewillygraham:

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2 months ago on 07.22.14 ✖ 237 notes
txchnologist:

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, four new images of supernova remnants are being released. These spectacular cosmic vistas are the glowing debris fields that were created when massive stars exploded at the ends of their lives.
Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe. It obits up to 86,500 miles above the Earth.
To celebrate Chandra’s 15th anniversary, four new images of supernova remnants – the Crab Nebula, Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58 – were released by the space agency. These supernova remnants are very hot and energetic and glow brightly in X-ray light, which allows Chandra to capture them in exquisite detail. See a larger version here.
Courtesy NASA.
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txchnologist:

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, four new images of supernova remnants are being released. These spectacular cosmic vistas are the glowing debris fields that were created when massive stars exploded at the ends of their lives.

Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe. It obits up to 86,500 miles above the Earth.

To celebrate Chandra’s 15th anniversary, four new images of supernova remnants – the Crab Nebula, Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58 – were released by the space agency. These supernova remnants are very hot and energetic and glow brightly in X-ray light, which allows Chandra to capture them in exquisite detail. See a larger version here.

Courtesy NASA.

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2 months ago on 07.22.14 ✖ 895 notes
hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3

chead

mybearskin:

inflictingfandom:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

Oh. My. God

thoserescueremedies!!

2 months ago on 07.22.14 ✖ 17725 notes

asgardreid:

thestormscrolls:

ok so this just hit me

humidifiers fill the air with water molecules from a source of water.image

so what if someone filled a humidifier with holy water. would this essentially cleanse a room of all evil?

Either demons aren’t real, or demons are afraid because humans keep coming up with $40 solutions to demon problems.

2 months ago on 07.21.14 ✖ 408133 notes
2 months ago on 07.21.14 ✖ 6693 notes
malformalady:

These fantastically accurate models of a rib cage and set of lungs were printed for the London based artist Dave Farman (@davefarnhamuk) in early July. Initially the 3D model came from a CAT scan which was then scaled down and converted into an STL file before being sent through to us. Printing internal and external body parts from a CAT scan is a great example of the possibilities of rapid prototyping, allowing a cheap and accurate way of creating very bespoke 3D objects.

malformalady:

These fantastically accurate models of a rib cage and set of lungs were printed for the London based artist Dave Farman (@davefarnhamuk) in early July. Initially the 3D model came from a CAT scan which was then scaled down and converted into an STL file before being sent through to us. Printing internal and external body parts from a CAT scan is a great example of the possibilities of rapid prototyping, allowing a cheap and accurate way of creating very bespoke 3D objects.

2 months ago on 07.20.14 ✖ 208 notes

FO UNIVERSAL →

riseuprunaway

//I FOUND A THING. well more like tvtropes found it but tHIS IS NEAT, DUDE.

2 months ago on 07.20.14 ✖ 5 notes

//Alright. So hell week/month is pretty much over, so I’m gonna be picking threads back up.

//Like, most of ‘em. Hopefully.

2 months ago on 07.20.14 ✖ 0 notes
byameliak:

MST3K: Devil Fish

byameliak:

MST3K: Devil Fish

2 months ago on 07.19.14 ✖ 120 notes
PSA

i will not change my characters personality just so you can have your ship.

my character will not always like your muse

even furthur, not all muses will like my muse.

and that’s perfectly okay

but

I WILL NOT CHANGE MY CHARACTERS PERSONALITY JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT ME TO

2 months ago on 07.19.14 ✖ 2701 notes

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2 months ago on 07.19.14 ✖ 12485 notes

Beacon

ohara-thehunter:

"I gotta say, I can’t remember the last time one o’ your hunches were wrong, Fawkes," Aedan said, stifling a yawn as he sat down at the table in his kitchen, clad in nothing but a pair of sweats, his hair sticking up in all directions, phone in one hand, and a cup of black coffee in the other to keep himself awake. It wasn’t like he was a stranger to night work, he just wasn’t used to being woken up by someone any more. Not that he was bitter about it; on the contrary, part of him was pleased James had called him for his opinion. The gentle vibrating sound of his phone was what woke Aedan up, almost instantly. It had confused him for only a second - he wasn’t accustomed to receiving texts, let alone phone calls - before he’d seen James Fawke’s name flashing at him on the screen. James was really the only person he kept in contact with now anyway, but it was still a shock to hear from him, particularly at this hour. He couldn’t deny that he was happy to hear from the guy, though.

"I think it’s all worth checkin’ out," he told the necromancer as he took a sip from his drink, slouching back in his chair. "No harm in takin’ a look at his service record, see if there’s anythin’ to give away what exactly he might have been on to. But I definitely think it’s worth takin’ a trip down to where it happened. Ask around, do some investigatin’; s’long as you’re okay w’that. What are your thoughts on this… ‘Master o’ the city’? Do we know if her alibis check out?"

James chuckled quietly as he twisted and grabbed his leg from it’s place next to the chair. It was easier to sit with his legs tucked under him when he didn’t have to worry about having his feet fall asleep, but he could only pull that off if he left the robot on the floor. ”Legally speaking, animating is a psychic mutation. But that’s just because it’s more than just making zombies. It’s a jumbled up mess of extra senses, modified instincts, passive protection… and there’s the risk of involuntarily raising something if an animator doesn’t burn off the excess energy.” It was kind of like being one of the X-Men, but instead of being Cyclops, animators got to be Chamber but with zombies. All things considered, that was probably an upside. At least Chamber wasn’t that much of a dick. The necromancer slid into his limb’s socket, bent to click everything into place, and wandered into the kitchen after he made sure everything was stable. 

"Could be. I wasn’t general infantry for long, but I can probably get the gist of how he felt out there." Being attuned to death was one thing. Being attuned to it and then being surrounded by it was another. Kind of like dropping someone with perfect pitch into the middle of an out-of-tune orchestra. James yawned quietly. Perhaps his brain had tricked itself into feeling awake. It did that sometimes, which made later crashes all the more severe. "Well," he mentioned with a breathy tone to his voice as he calmly fetched a bag of dog food out of the cupboard, "Despite being more dramatically over the top than a kabuki polevaulter, she’s actually quite honest. …For a vampire."

2 months ago on 07.19.14 ✖ 5 notes