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My life long obsessions with the fiber & textile arts, Sci-Fi, music, and photography.
notprimetime:

Not Prime Time (AO3 collection) Frequently Asked Questions | Not Prime Time 2014 Tag Set
Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms), or otherwise known as Not Prime Time, is a gen, het, femslash, and slash multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium sized fandoms, including any RPF fandoms with under 20,000 fics.
Currently we are taking sign ups from now until April 30th. There are over 200 fandoms nominated in the tag set (link above). Here is the signup form. If you need an AO3 account invite, please let me know.

notprimetime:

Not Prime Time (AO3 collection)
Frequently Asked Questions | Not Prime Time 2014 Tag Set

Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms), or otherwise known as Not Prime Time, is a gen, het, femslash, and slash multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium sized fandoms, including any RPF fandoms with under 20,000 fics.

Currently we are taking sign ups from now until April 30th. There are over 200 fandoms nominated in the tag set (link above). Here is the signup form. If you need an AO3 account invite, please let me know.

(via nancyelizabethbrown)

Oh we’re a mess, poor humans, poor flesh—hybrids of angels and animals, dolls with diamonds stuffed inside them. We’ve been to the moon and we’re still fighting over Jerusalem. Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper.

—Richard Siken, Black Telephone (via insipidexpectations)

(via 6stronghands)

jtotheizzoe:

via science-junkie:

Prince Rupert’s drop
The prince Rupert’s drop is a truly amazing thing.When molten glass hits cold water, its outer surface cools rapidly and shrinks as it solidifies. Since the center is still fluid, it can flow to adjust to the outer shell’s smaller size. As that center eventually cools and solidifies, it also shrinks, but now the outer shell is already solid and can’t change its shape to accommodate the smaller core. The result of this is a high amount of internal pressure, as the inside pulls the outside from all directions the glass is set to release a lot of energy. If you break the thin glass at the tail, a chain reaction travels like a shock wave through the drop. As each section breaks, it releases enough energy to break the next section, and so on, shattering the whole drop in less than a millisecond. At the same time The glass can be extremely strong aswell glass breaks when tiny scratches pull apart and spread into fractures. Since the surface is compressed by internal stress, scratches can’t grow, and the glass is very difficult to break.
Credits: ScienceCubed - http://sciencecubed.tumblr.com/ 

People, if you haven’t seen Destin from Smarter Every Day shatter these things at 130,000 frames per second, you haven’t truly lived.

jtotheizzoe:

via science-junkie:

Prince Rupert’s drop

The prince Rupert’s drop is a truly amazing thing.When molten glass hits cold water, its outer surface cools rapidly and shrinks as it solidifies. Since the center is still fluid, it can flow to adjust to the outer shell’s smaller size. As that center eventually cools and solidifies, it also shrinks, but now the outer shell is already solid and can’t change its shape to accommodate the smaller core. The result of this is a high amount of internal pressure, as the inside pulls the outside from all directions the glass is set to release a lot of energy. If you break the thin glass at the tail, a chain reaction travels like a shock wave through the drop. As each section breaks, it releases enough energy to break the next section, and so on, shattering the whole drop in less than a millisecond. At the same time The glass can be extremely strong aswell glass breaks when tiny scratches pull apart and spread into fractures. Since the surface is compressed by internal stress, scratches can’t grow, and the glass is very difficult to break.

Credits: ScienceCubed - http://sciencecubed.tumblr.com/ 

People, if you haven’t seen Destin from Smarter Every Day shatter these things at 130,000 frames per second, you haven’t truly lived.

(via 6stronghands)

Anonymous asked: I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

aaltje-in-wonderland:

—Netflix would be by far the best dating site. “Here are 9 other singles in your area who have also watched Breaking Bad for 12 straight hours”

(via 6stronghands)

guerlain:

Constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux”.
- Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire”, “L’Habit de Fête”, a covering designed as an imperial coronation robe. 

guerlain:

Constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux”.

- Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire”, “L’Habit de Fête”, a covering designed as an imperial coronation robe. 

(via 6stronghands)

6stronghands:

This is by Brent Hollowell. 
http://brenthollowellart.blogspot.com/
Don’t take the artist credit off. I’ve just spent an hour looking for the credits for four pictures, and I’m in a bad mood now. If you take credits off, you’re responsible for this sudden drop in my cheer. 
 If I find out you’ve reblogged this from me without the credit, we’re gonna have words. I mean it. Leave the credit where it belongs, you little fuckers. If this offends you in any way, you should just unfollow me now, because this issue used to irk me, then it pissed me off, and now it enrages me. I’m not going to stop talking about it.

6stronghands:

This is by Brent Hollowell.

http://brenthollowellart.blogspot.com/

Don’t take the artist credit off. I’ve just spent an hour looking for the credits for four pictures, and I’m in a bad mood now. If you take credits off, you’re responsible for this sudden drop in my cheer. 

If I find out you’ve reblogged this from me without the credit, we’re gonna have words. I mean it. Leave the credit where it belongs, you little fuckers. If this offends you in any way, you should just unfollow me now, because this issue used to irk me, then it pissed me off, and now it enrages me. I’m not going to stop talking about it.

(Source: otherworldrealms)

pennyfornasa:

As members of the human race, we call this chunk of rotating rock, fire, and ice home, and we should realize how amazing Earth is everyday, not just April 22nd. With that said, Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1970, and has contributed greatly towards the spread of environmental awareness we see today. However, such a renowned appreciation of Earth — as it truly is, not as a map — didn’t take place until astronauts were able to gaze upon our planet during the early days of space exploration.On this day, we leave you with a great quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding the historical context of this annual event. These stirring words were featured in We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective, a video created by our very own Evan Schurr.We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New PerspectiveWatch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word. http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

pennyfornasa:

As members of the human race, we call this chunk of rotating rock, fire, and ice home, and we should realize how amazing Earth is everyday, not just April 22nd. 

With that said, Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1970, and has contributed greatly towards the spread of environmental awareness we see today. However, such a renowned appreciation of Earth — as it truly is, not as a map — didn’t take place until astronauts were able to gaze upon our planet during the early days of space exploration.

On this day, we leave you with a great quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding the historical context of this annual event. These stirring words were featured in We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective, a video created by our very own Evan Schurr.

We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective

Watch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word. 
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

madblackgirl:

"guess since im a white man im not allowed to have opinions"

your opinions have shaped the world we live in today not being catered to for 83.9 seconds will not fuckin kill you

(Source: blackfemalepresident, via urihu)

To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.

—Jean Vanier (via onlinecounsellingcollege)