Subtle Skies

and Gray Analogies

As a kid, I wanted to be a boy because I equated that with strength. There’s a problem with that. It’s only growing into my own womanhood that I realize how warped that is that I was attributing strength to male qualities.

Tatiana Maslany “Women Who Kick Ass” SDCC

"When you were young, did you know you were destined to be female action superstars?"

(via definiteuncertainty)

deepdarkmarvellous:

alightuntoeternity:

This is it; this is the post I have been waiting for. (Okay, I’ve also been waiting for the Collected List of All Correspondence Sigils We Know, but that…has yet to appear, for more obvious reasons). Here is a collected series of fanon translations of Correspondence sigils. The linguist in me is thrilled.

The Collected List of All Correspondence Sigils We Know, you say.

(Potentially incomplete, but open to edits.)

peterberkman:

lacienegasmiled:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

ohhhh my fuck

(Source: harrattanparhar)

ucresearch:

An invisible force at the center of our galaxy
Scientists have theorized that our Milky Way galaxy has a super massive black hole at the center of it, but how did this idea come about?  How do astronomers measure something that has actually never been seen in our telescopes?
Above is an animation of star movements in our galaxy over the past 16 years.  They all orbit around a point that emits no light in our galaxy.  We can measure the mass of these stars and calculate that their orbits require an object with the mass of 4 million Suns.  So far this points to a super massive black hole in our galaxy.
Read more about how galaxies obtain these supermassive objects →

ucresearch:

An invisible force at the center of our galaxy


Scientists have theorized that our Milky Way galaxy has a super massive black hole at the center of it, but how did this idea come about?  How do astronomers measure something that has actually never been seen in our telescopes?

Above is an animation of star movements in our galaxy over the past 16 years.  They all orbit around a point that emits no light in our galaxy.  We can measure the mass of these stars and calculate that their orbits require an object with the mass of 4 million Suns.  So far this points to a super massive black hole in our galaxy.

Read more about how galaxies obtain these supermassive objects →

I’m really sorry for the late reply, anon, but i was working on something that was towards ur request, so! I’ve finally finished the Classpex Generator so you don’t need to wait for me to make this any more!

The generator has options for the size of the image, thickness of the line, and size of the symbol, aside from, of course, the class and aspect!

Check it out, and if you find any bugs, please tell me so i can fix it, or if you have any suggestions to make it better, don’t hesistate to go to my ask :D

flightrising:

Dragons are displaying a vibrant tertiary in the newly discovered smoke pattern! Smoke is the tertiary gene that applies beautiful wispy patterns across your dragon’s wings and body, and will be stocking in the treasure marketplace.
Click here to read more about today’s updates.
Thundercrack Carnivale 2014 Skin & Accent ContestThe second annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin Sunday July 27, 2014. To celebrate we are running a skin and accent contest honoring the lightning flight.Click here for more information!

Additional Updates & Changes:
Private flight sales forums have been added. These forums may be used for any flight-specific commerce, including dragon sales, item sales, service sales, dragon trading, giveaways, and raffles.
Thanks to your feedback we’ve decided to reduce the bump limit to once per 24 hours (down from once per 48 hours) this bump limit applies to all public and private forums except for the public item and dragon sales forums.
Several typos have been corrected. Thanks to our diligent players for helping to find them!
Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has been updated with 125 new questions.
Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has received expanded dialogue.

flightrising:

Dragons are displaying a vibrant tertiary in the newly discovered smoke pattern! Smoke is the tertiary gene that applies beautiful wispy patterns across your dragon’s wings and body, and will be stocking in the treasure marketplace.



Thundercrack Carnivale 2014 Skin & Accent Contest
The second annual Thundercrack Carnivale will begin Sunday July 27, 2014. To celebrate we are running a skin and accent contest honoring the lightning flight.Click here for more information!

lightning_contest2.png





Additional Updates & Changes:

  • Private flight sales forums have been added. These forums may be used for any flight-specific commerce, including dragon sales, item sales, service sales, dragon trading, giveaways, and raffles.
  • Thanks to your feedback we’ve decided to reduce the bump limit to once per 24 hours (down from once per 48 hours) this bump limit applies to all public and private forums except for the public item and dragon sales forums.
  • Several typos have been corrected. Thanks to our diligent players for helping to find them!
  • Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has been updated with 125 new questions.
  • Tomo’s Trivia Tablet has received expanded dialogue.
spaceplasma:

Our Two Faced Moon

Because the Moon is tidally locked, it was not until 1959 that the farside was first imaged by the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft (hence the Russian names for prominent farside features, such as Mare Moscoviense). And what a surprise -­ unlike the widespread maria on the nearside, basaltic volcanism was restricted to a relatively few, smaller regions on the farside, and the battered highlands crust dominated. Of course the cause of the farside/nearside asymmetry is an interesting scientific question. Past studies have shown that the crust on the farside is thicker, but why is the farside crust thicker? This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem.
Now scientists may have solved the 55-year-old mystery. The general consensus on the moon’s origin is that it probably formed shortly after the Earth and was the result of a Mars-sized object hitting Earth with a glancing, but devastating impact. This Giant Impact Hypothesis suggests that the outer layers of the Earth and the object were flung into space and eventually formed the moon. The moon, being much smaller than Earth cooled more quickly. Because the Earth and the moon were tidally locked from the beginning, the still hot Earth — more than 2500 degrees Celsius — radiated towards the near side of the moon. The far side, away from the boiling Earth, slowly cooled, while the Earth-facing side was kept molten creating a temperature gradient between the two halves. This gradient was important for crustal formation on the moon. The moon’s crust has high concentrations of aluminum and calcium, elements that are very hard to vaporize.
Aluminum and calcium would have preferentially condensed in the atmosphere of the cold side of the moon because the nearside was still too hot. Thousands to millions of years later, these elements combined with silicates in the moon’s mantle to form plagioclase feldspars, which eventually moved to the surface and formed the moon’s crust. The farside crust had more of these minerals and is thicker.
The moon has now completely cooled and is not molten below the surface. Earlier in its history, large meteoroids struck the nearside of the moon and punched through the crust, releasing the vast lakes of basaltic lava that formed the nearside maria that make up the man in the moon. When meteoroids struck the farside of the moon, in most cases the crust was too thick and no magmatic basalt welled up, creating the dark side of the moon with valleys, craters and highlands, but almost no maria.

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser, Penn State/A’ndrea Elyse Messer

spaceplasma:

Our Two Faced Moon

Because the Moon is tidally locked, it was not until 1959 that the farside was first imaged by the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft (hence the Russian names for prominent farside features, such as Mare Moscoviense). And what a surprise -­ unlike the widespread maria on the nearside, basaltic volcanism was restricted to a relatively few, smaller regions on the farside, and the battered highlands crust dominated. Of course the cause of the farside/nearside asymmetry is an interesting scientific question. Past studies have shown that the crust on the farside is thicker, but why is the farside crust thicker? This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem.

Now scientists may have solved the 55-year-old mystery. The general consensus on the moon’s origin is that it probably formed shortly after the Earth and was the result of a Mars-sized object hitting Earth with a glancing, but devastating impact. This Giant Impact Hypothesis suggests that the outer layers of the Earth and the object were flung into space and eventually formed the moon. The moon, being much smaller than Earth cooled more quickly. Because the Earth and the moon were tidally locked from the beginning, the still hot Earth — more than 2500 degrees Celsius — radiated towards the near side of the moon. The far side, away from the boiling Earth, slowly cooled, while the Earth-facing side was kept molten creating a temperature gradient between the two halves. This gradient was important for crustal formation on the moon. The moon’s crust has high concentrations of aluminum and calcium, elements that are very hard to vaporize.

Aluminum and calcium would have preferentially condensed in the atmosphere of the cold side of the moon because the nearside was still too hot. Thousands to millions of years later, these elements combined with silicates in the moon’s mantle to form plagioclase feldspars, which eventually moved to the surface and formed the moon’s crust. The farside crust had more of these minerals and is thicker.

The moon has now completely cooled and is not molten below the surface. Earlier in its history, large meteoroids struck the nearside of the moon and punched through the crust, releasing the vast lakes of basaltic lava that formed the nearside maria that make up the man in the moon. When meteoroids struck the farside of the moon, in most cases the crust was too thick and no magmatic basalt welled up, creating the dark side of the moon with valleys, craters and highlands, but almost no maria.

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser, Penn State/A’ndrea Elyse Messer