kenobi-wan-obi:

Strange Super-Earth Planet Has ‘Plasma’ Water Atmosphere

A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange “plasma form” of water, scientists say.
Image: An artist’s rendition of Gliese 1214 b traveling in front of its star, shown in blue light. Credit: NAO
Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich. However, this exoplanet is no Earth twin. The high temperature and density of the planet give it an atmosphere that differs dramatically from Earth.
"As the temperature and pressure are so high, water is not in a usual form (vapor, liquid, or solid), but in an ionic or plasma form at the bottom the atmosphere — namely the interior — of Gliese 1214 b," principle investigator Norio Narita of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan told SPACE.com by email.


Rarely do I love the universe more than when it looks at Doctor Who and goes “pfft please we can do better than that.”

kenobi-wan-obi:

Strange Super-Earth Planet Has ‘Plasma’ Water Atmosphere

A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange “plasma form” of water, scientists say.

Image: An artist’s rendition of Gliese 1214 b traveling in front of its star, shown in blue light. Credit: NAO

Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich. However, this exoplanet is no Earth twin. The high temperature and density of the planet give it an atmosphere that differs dramatically from Earth.

"As the temperature and pressure are so high, water is not in a usual form (vapor, liquid, or solid), but in an ionic or plasma form at the bottom the atmosphere — namely the interior — of Gliese 1214 b," principle investigator Norio Narita of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan told SPACE.com by email.

Rarely do I love the universe more than when it looks at Doctor Who and goes “pfft please we can do better than that.”

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For my family!

In which Actual Protagonist Mako Mori takes out the Cat 4 Kaiju named “Big Fucking Sword” with a big fucking sword.

For my family!

In which Actual Protagonist Mako Mori takes out the Cat 4 Kaiju named “Big Fucking Sword” with a big fucking sword.

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Anonymous Asked:
They've stated several times that Thanos is going to get the slow treatment and will make small appearances in various movies (he'll be in Guardians of the Galaxy next) in order to build up to something bigger, because he's too big of a villain to just pull out and completely waste in one film.

I was wondering if they were planning to use him for background radiation at least in GOTG!  This does make me feel rather a good deal better (I got super-excited about the Thanos reveal, okay? >_>).  

As excited as I am for Age of Ultron to get its MCU treatment (and frankly it’s the only reason I could ever ever ever have taken Hank fucking Pym getting his own movie seriously), most of my brain is still screeching “but but but THANOS?????”

Seriously, yo, you drop us a teaser involving one of the great all-time heavyweight champions of Marvel villainy (and don’t think we forgot that Odin has the fucking Infinity Gauntlet you little shits)…and then you go “LOL PSYCH we’re jumping tracks and doing Ultron instead, MADEJALOOK.”

I really, really want to keep trusting you, Marvel Studios.  Don’t fuck this up right when you’re getting good.

tehkittykat:

omnicat:

invested-in-your-future:

shamrockstar:

So any ideas of who “Skye” might really be?
It was already established that she has erased everything about her past digitally and I can only assume that “Skye” is an alias.
My guess is that she may be an established Marvel character.. but which one?
Jessica Jones? Jessica Drew?  Someone not named Jessica?
Kind of hoping it’s Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk.  Bruce Banner’s cousin and I understand that she may be a little anti-Shield because of how they’ve hounded Bruce.  Of course this is just a theory.

I am 100% sure she is an established marvel character.  That’s the only reason they would hide her true name and identity.
ALso I am 1000% sure she has her own agenda for getting into SHIELD. Her capture was way too easy for someone who could half-offhandedly hack shield while pretending not to.  Let’s not forget about the thingy she took from her van when May was not watching.
Let’s not forget that showrunners already said that “Skye is not really who she seems to be”

I don’t even have any investment in comics canon, but I still want this like burning.

I would love for Skye to be a secret super from the Larger Marvelverse (hell, maybe Rising Tide is the new superhero underground to make up for the X-Men normally having that role in the Marvelverse?). I just really hope that her future heel-face turn doesn’t end up being a trainwreck. (Because I am laying my bet on Rising Tide being at least partially a villain organization that suckered Skye given her whole naive revolutionary thing, maybe it capitalizes on there being new supers who are paranoid) At least they REALLY toned down her “IMA REVOLUTIONARY LOL” for the second episode because that would have gotten super annoying very quickly otherwise.
IDK man, I was hoping that Mike would join the team in addition to Skye so that we have a proper “everyman” character to empathize with. Knowing Skye has Big Secrets and a Mysterious Past with a Mysterious Organization That Is Not SHIELD kind of undermines her narrative role a lot given that this early in the game we kind of rely on the tropes to carry us into getting to know the ensemble. (Everyone else is played so damn straight… the Badass Loner, the Science Dweebs, the Kickass Senpai. Coulson’s not a trope, but he can get by with that since we already know him. If it weren’t for the Sooper Seekrit Organization stuff Skye would be an utterly perfect Everyman.) Lay that one more at the feet of Whedon that he fucked that one up I guess.

More Greater Marvel!U continuity porn is literally the thing I want most out of Agents of SHIELD.

tehkittykat:

omnicat:

invested-in-your-future:

shamrockstar:

So any ideas of who “Skye” might really be?

It was already established that she has erased everything about her past digitally and I can only assume that “Skye” is an alias.

My guess is that she may be an established Marvel character.. but which one?

Jessica Jones? Jessica Drew?  Someone not named Jessica?

Kind of hoping it’s Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk.  Bruce Banner’s cousin and I understand that she may be a little anti-Shield because of how they’ve hounded Bruce.  Of course this is just a theory.

I am 100% sure she is an established marvel character.  That’s the only reason they would hide her true name and identity.

ALso I am 1000% sure she has her own agenda for getting into SHIELD. Her capture was way too easy for someone who could half-offhandedly hack shield while pretending not to.  Let’s not forget about the thingy she took from her van when May was not watching.

Let’s not forget that showrunners already said that “Skye is not really who she seems to be”

I don’t even have any investment in comics canon, but I still want this like burning.

I would love for Skye to be a secret super from the Larger Marvelverse (hell, maybe Rising Tide is the new superhero underground to make up for the X-Men normally having that role in the Marvelverse?). I just really hope that her future heel-face turn doesn’t end up being a trainwreck. (Because I am laying my bet on Rising Tide being at least partially a villain organization that suckered Skye given her whole naive revolutionary thing, maybe it capitalizes on there being new supers who are paranoid) At least they REALLY toned down her “IMA REVOLUTIONARY LOL” for the second episode because that would have gotten super annoying very quickly otherwise.

IDK man, I was hoping that Mike would join the team in addition to Skye so that we have a proper “everyman” character to empathize with. Knowing Skye has Big Secrets and a Mysterious Past with a Mysterious Organization That Is Not SHIELD kind of undermines her narrative role a lot given that this early in the game we kind of rely on the tropes to carry us into getting to know the ensemble. (Everyone else is played so damn straight… the Badass Loner, the Science Dweebs, the Kickass Senpai. Coulson’s not a trope, but he can get by with that since we already know him. If it weren’t for the Sooper Seekrit Organization stuff Skye would be an utterly perfect Everyman.) Lay that one more at the feet of Whedon that he fucked that one up I guess.

More Greater Marvel!U continuity porn is literally the thing I want most out of Agents of SHIELD.

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aphilologicalbatman:

thepaththroughthemirroredmaze:

lascocks:

inebriatedpony:

assassination-for-beginners:

The Princess Mononoke stage adaptation has opened in London to sell-out performances and rave reviews. The play’s puppets and costumes are made out of recycled material, reflecting Miyazaki’s environmental message. 

whoa how did I not know this was a thing?!?

WOAH HOLD THE PHONE

MERBZ YOU MUST GO SEE THIS.

THIS LOOKS STUNNING.

but I must admit that my first thought was, “what a curious interpretation of Into the Woods.”

…holy monkeys when did this start existing and does it incorporate Joe Hisaishi’s score and when is it coming Stateside?

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lookatthesefuckinstars:

anneliese-michel:

lookatthesefuckinstars:

NASA, breaking my heart one tweet at a time.

What should break your heart is this:

It is NASA’s 55th birthday today.

In celebration, 97% of its employees were told they’re nonessential and sent home.

(The 3% are security, etc, whose job it is to keep everything secure until NASA is allowed to return to work)

Happy Birthday to you, NASA. 

^ this.

……..well there went my mood for the week.

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"But Father saw the Horseman kill you!"

"He saw the Horseman riding toward me with sword unsheathed.  But it is I who control the Horseman…and Baltus did not stay to watch.

infiniteviking:

omnicat:


Yori all TRON: Legacy/Uprising/Evolution style :I cause that would be awesome…

#I just wanna see Yori everywhere #okay #that’s all i want in life
^ That.
Also aodfjsodfjosadfjoajdfojoojoj <3333

^THAT, YES.
This is such a great design for her. Moar Yori everywhere, plz!

You have no idea.  No. Idea.  How badly I wanted a Wham Episode/twoparter in Hypothetical Uprising S2 where the Golden Trio Beck, Zed, and Mara are cornered by Rinzler only for hooded, armed Resistance!Yori to suddenly show up and back him off because aside from Clu she’s the only one who can.

infiniteviking:

omnicat:

Yori all TRON: Legacy/Uprising/Evolution style :I cause that would be awesome…

#I just wanna see Yori everywhere #okay #that’s all i want in life

^ That.

Also aodfjsodfjosadfjoajdfojoojoj <3333

^THAT, YES.

This is such a great design for her. Moar Yori everywhere, plz!

You have no idea.  No. Idea.  How badly I wanted a Wham Episode/twoparter in Hypothetical Uprising S2 where the Golden Trio Beck, Zed, and Mara are cornered by Rinzler only for hooded, armed Resistance!Yori to suddenly show up and back him off because aside from Clu she’s the only one who can.

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Friendly reminder that 90s Hair McBadGuy here has been Lionel Luthor, two or three flavors of Bat-Villainy, Sylar&#8217;s Dad, the fucking Devil HImself, Clu&#8217;s #1 Favoritest Meat Shield Distraction Chief of Black Guards and Trolling, Head Zombie of the Program Zombie Apocalypse&#8230;
&#8230;and yet for six soundbites this guy still managed to successfully make himself sound like a gawky twenty-year-old with the BEST IDEA EVER.

Friendly reminder that 90s Hair McBadGuy here has been Lionel Luthor, two or three flavors of Bat-Villainy, Sylar’s Dad, the fucking Devil HImself, Clu’s #1 Favoritest Meat Shield Distraction Chief of Black Guards and Trolling, Head Zombie of the Program Zombie Apocalypse…

…and yet for six soundbites this guy still managed to successfully make himself sound like a gawky twenty-year-old with the BEST IDEA EVER.

Thirty-three

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a strange beast.

I spent half of today eyetwitching because I just turned 33 and I harbor an inexplicable but stubnorn hatred of odd numbers and then attempting to make myself feel better by rationalizing that 33 not only adds up to an even number but is also neatly divisible by both 3 and 11, thereby making it superior yo other odd numbers.

Yeah IDEK either

You Know, For Kids!

vintonareco:

shes-an-iso:

expositionfairy:

Let’s have a recap, shall we.

The painful transformation of heroic, adorable derps

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into unrecognizable monsters…

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Mass genocide and unsubtle Holocaust imagery…

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A young man, barely a day old, being forced to kill one of the only two friends he’s ever made in order to spare him a horrific undeath, while said friend alternates between violently attacking him and begging him to put him down…

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Terrifying psychotic breakdowns…

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Nightmare sequences that would have earned an R back in the 80s in a live-action film…

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Violent, horrific torture scenes, complete with eye-gouging

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On-screen maiming of main characters…

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BOOM HEADSHOTS…

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Creepy sexual harassment…

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And a man committing explosive murder-suicide as his other son watches helplessly.

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Welcome to the Tron fandom, kids!

(gif credits to x-i-n-e, napoldeinlove, and drtoof, art credit to Winzler)

For the betas! :D

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Fanfic: The Sea Like the Stars [Part 9]

winzler:

grey-sw:

dw-t:

Part 9 - on AO3

Attendant warnings and disclaimers may be found on the fic page.

Summary:

In one story, a program named Rinzler remembered he was once named Tron long enough to ram his lightjet into Clu’s.

In one story, he fell, and Clu went on to harry the users and the ISO upon the I/O port’s very threshold.

In one story, he drifted into the deeps of the Sea of Simulation, limp and flickering, as Kevin Flynn drew Clu into himself and Sam and Quorra escaped into the user’s world.

This is not that story.

Still one of my favorite Tron fics… click it, you need to!

The Sea Like The Stars is pretty much my favourite gen longfic in the fandom. This chapter was worth the wait, especialy since Lora gets proper spotlight this time. *airpunch*

It’s been my favorite since my earliest days in fandom (goodness has it really been almost two years?) and new chapters are always worth the wait <3

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Calling All Fandom!

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grey-sw:

dw-t:

I’ve got the Tron feels and I’ve got the Halloween feels. (Even already bought the pumpkin for the season’s first pumpkin pie! \o/)

I’ve also already outlined a story I plan on putting together for October 31 - and wondered if other folks would like to join the holiday spirit. :D Something spooky, something funny, something mysterious, something adorbs … I want eeeeeeeeeverything. Arts, fics, you name it - Halloween sometimes gets short shrift with Thanksgiving and Christmas chasing after it, but let’s give it a proper welcome this year!

A Tron Halloween sounds brilliant! I’ll try to join in on this.

I am 100% down with this.

"He didn&#8217;t make it."

"He didn’t make it."

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