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19

Aug

spaceexp:

1969 … NASA brochure!
Source: x-ray delta one

spaceexp:

1969NASA brochure!

Source: x-ray delta one

asapscience:

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!

Yay! 

asapscience:

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!

Yay! 

cidrocommons:

somelightstuff:

tamsynspeaks:

vantilles:

Character asks are open today as I’m stuck at work until 7. Obarius, Odek, Arnagan or Jere.

Me too me too. But uh Tam/Maridyn/Emma/Melendy/SEELIE. 

Varill, Williert, Harry.

Cidro and Robert, if people are interested!

I’ll play, though you may have to wait til tomorrow night for answers. Questions for Malcolm and Entyle.

deadlifts-and-donuts:

gainsforgotham is this you.

characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Credit: Mike Deep

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Credit: Mike Deep

18

Aug

asapscience:

Perfect timing. 
Via Reddit

asapscience:

Perfect timing. 

Via Reddit

Malcolm Marshal - Expectations

entyle:

Let us hope that in these trying times, Lordaeron has found another champion to hold her standard.

He’d read that sentence half a hundred times if he’d read it once, and still it plucked at his heartstrings as if he were a boy of five once more, having his hair mussed by champions…

I was trying to convey how malleable he is. He’s so young, so inexperienced, so sheltered, yet EVERYONE he knows expects greatness from him, but none of them seem to agree on what that means. His mother wants him to be as Lightly as can be. His father wants him to be a knight of the ages, his house wants him to serve with honor. He’s pulled in all these directions, and yet he is actively trying to go in all of them at once. 

The slap was really jarring to write, so I’m glad it’s tough or at least surprising to read. It was an attempt to show just how much he’s being pulled in different directions. 

Anyway, thank you to everyone who read it, and for the feedback as well. This character got really fun to play and write very quickly, so I’m excited to see how he fits into the story going forward.

perfectperfidy:

nemothebold:

perfectperfidy:

nemothebold:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Ferguson and Police Militarization.

Sadly the news from this disaster has hit Australia. I know pretty much everything going on there and I’m absolutely disgusted.

It happens here too, tbf. This is an incredibly enraging video though.

That it does, but I take a small measure of comfort in the fact that, while still sickening, at least our police don’t look like they’re about to invade some random country with overpowered and completely unnecessary hardware.

true that does add a layer of horrifying

I don’t if I’d say that’s the MOST wretched part of this whole thing, but the Police are NOT soldiers. They are supposed to protect their citizens, not wage war on them. The should NOT have access to tools of war. Period.

For the Desk of the Commander of the Dawnguard

Commander Lichter,

 

Allow me my sincerest apologies. In my haste for seasoning, I requested a place in Stranglehold to investigate the activities of Dark Iron Dwarves docked there, and to assist the local authorities. This was a mistake. Some of the Crown’s champions, myself included, sought a peaceful resolution to what appeared to be a simple barroom brawl gone terribly wrong. Tragic though it was, there was little need for escalation. However, among those gathered were a few Gilneans, one of them a guardsman of the city, intent on behaving like fools and thugs. Intimidating the people (I believe in an attempt to coerce false testimonies), Screaming at diplomats, and finally attacking a large, well prepared force in unfavorable terrain, forcing all of us into a hopeless conflict with little chance of victory or escape.

I am embarrassed to admit that we were handily routed, myself defeated by a Dark Iron sorcerer and his companions. I have shamed the House of Marshal, and I have shamed the Dawnguard, an order to which, I have not even been accepted. I humbly ask your forgiveness, and beg your approval to return to Dawnhold. A man of the Dawn, belongs in the Dawn. I see that now. I am yours to command, save your dismissal of me back to Honorgarde. I swear to you, on my honor as a son of The House of Marshal, I shall not repeat this shameful mistake.

 

Light Save the Queen,

Malcolm Marshal