Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A strange lonely planet found without a star
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago, a newborn in planet lifetimes.
"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that looks like this. It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone," explained team leader Dr. Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”The discovery paper of PSO J318.5-22 is being published by Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0457. Image: Artist’s conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz

A strange lonely planet found without a star

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago, a newborn in planet lifetimes.

"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that looks like this. It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone," explained team leader Dr. Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”

The discovery paper of PSO J318.5-22 is being published by Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0457.
Image: Artist’s conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz

(Source: sci-universe)

221john:

A Study in Jax. 

I’m going to be doing quite a few drawings/sketches of this lil doggy, mainly to introduce myself to drawing animals (something I really need to brush up on).

His name is Jax, he’s a 10 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and he belongs to my girlfriend and her parents. He also happens to be the sweetest, kindest, most loving animal you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. (Even when he’s stealing your slippers.)

autumnbound:

powderedbuns:

dialga:

meowling-quim:

sockdreams.com is such a dangerous website omg you can drop so much money within the blink of an eye

I NEED ALL OF THEM

let me tell you about sockdreams okay. everything they have is cute and their “longer” socks which are for taller or curvier people are amazing. i am almost 6 feet tall and not a skinny lady and i bought some thigh highs thinking they’d end up being calf socks on me and just kind of resigning myself to this fate but when they arrived (in like two days, holy shit they mail out fast) not only did they pull all the way up without trouble, they managed to stay up and look cute. as. fuck. OP’s right yo, that website’s a threat to your wallet.

sockdreams is such a legitimate company and I love them a lot.

(Source: mogitha)

More Kingdom Hearts Manga iPhone 5 Wallpaper Backgrounds requested by ibbaras

NOTE:  These also fit for iPhone 4/4S.

Please do not remove the comment.

(Source: hyliansword)

weallheartonedirection:

Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

weallheartonedirection:

Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

mystsaphyr:

whimsicalspecks:

pemsylvania:

superlongscarf:

Current length:

104’ .5”

WOW! 100 feet down! Only …..5300 more to go. Oh boy. This might take a while.

im following this blog where this person is trying to knit a mile long scarf this is amazing and deserves more attention

why do we play god

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seacrafts:

my etsy is 2 years old in september & i’m having a giveaway to celebrate!

the winner will be chosen by a random number generator september 30th. you may also enter the coupon code “seacrafts”  to enjoy an additional -10% off my entire shop until that date as well ♡
Monday, September 1, 2014

mortisia:

viα dbvictoria: Add for German home improvement company shows dad doing something special for his goth daughter. (x)

<3 (plus the music is awesome!:P)

witchycarnage:

the-tooth-fairy:

Simple & Clean (Orchestra) 

Do you ever find songs that just make your heart hurt? That are so nostalgic and shaped your life in more ways than you ever imagined a song could? That this song connects you to so many important people in your life, and every time you hear it you just want to smile and laugh and cry and curl up all at the same time? For me, this is that song.

this is the song that dreams are made of

clouds-0f-dementia:

Hulinhjálmur 
Another Icelandic magical sign deserves special attention, since it is reported to give the power to become invisible. Hulinhjálmur (‘helm of disguise’) has to be drawn on a piece of lignite (brown coal) and then pressed against one’s forehead. The most complicated part is the preparation of the ink. One has to collect three drops of blood from the index finger of one’s left hand, three from the ring-finger of one’s right hand, two from the right nipple and one from the left nipple. Then the blood must be mixed with six drops of blood from the heart of a living raven and melted with raven’s brains and pieces of human stomach. This kind of magic was used as the best protection against enemies.

clouds-0f-dementia:

Hulinhjálmur 

Another Icelandic magical sign deserves special attention, since it is reported to give the power to become invisible. Hulinhjálmur (‘helm of disguise’) has to be drawn on a piece of lignite (brown coal) and then pressed against one’s forehead. The most complicated part is the preparation of the ink. One has to collect three drops of blood from the index finger of one’s left hand, three from the ring-finger of one’s right hand, two from the right nipple and one from the left nipple. Then the blood must be mixed with six drops of blood from the heart of a living raven and melted with raven’s brains and pieces of human stomach. This kind of magic was used as the best protection against enemies.

foreverpruned:

evolutia:

toneverforever:

Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

But its not about race you guys.

foreverpruned:

evolutia:

toneverforever:

Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

But its not about race you guys.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

cupofteaorgtfo:

Better get my shit packed for Hogwarts the train leaves tomorrow

bob-artist:

eschergirls:


maplepoutine submitted:






This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.





Ugh, one of my pet peeves, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately.
And after drawing Jordana and all her scars in the the last several pages of Demon of the Underground, I’ve also been thinking a lot about how rare it is to see other female characters with big, bold scars on their faces.

bob-artist:

eschergirls:

This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

Ugh, one of my pet peeves, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately.

And after drawing Jordana and all her scars in the the last several pages of Demon of the Underground, I’ve also been thinking a lot about how rare it is to see other female characters with big, bold scars on their faces.

ekarusryndren:

anotherfirebender:

m1ssred:

chemical reaction

*how to spawn demons: a beginner’s guide to chemistry

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