Sapphire Bullets

"Understanding why his eye laughs,/I will bring you every year/something which is worth the whole,/an inch of nothing for your soul." - E. E. Cummings

balaszafiros:

It took three years, but I finally finished my turtle, which I’ve named Maturin after the beam guardian from Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series!

See the TURTLE of enormous girth!
On his shell he holds the earth.
His thought is slow but always kind;
He holds us all within his mind.
On his back all vows are made;
He sees the truth but mayn’t aid.
He loves the land and loves the sea,
And even loves a child like me.

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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rylutz:

Nature; the most beautiful and serene is often the most ruthless and destructive

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queenie-justeenie:

is that hannibal lecter

queenie-justeenie:

is that hannibal lecter

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Duolingo

lynnpls:

FREE LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR THE WORLD:

Duolingo is a free language-learning program available for iOs and Android. There are only a few offered languages, unfortunately—but with enough signal boosting, we could find bilingual people to volunteer their services! 

Please reblog!

  • It’s free, for real.
    No fees, no ads, no gimmicks. A college-quality education without the pricetag. This is how we do it.
  • Scientifically proven.
    An independent study found that Duolingo trumps university-level language learning.
  • Learning, gamified.
    Lose hearts with incorrect answers, practice against the clock, level up. Duolingo is addictive.

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You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.

We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”

I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”

He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.

—   Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals  (x)

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yeahwriters:

words(on)pages is now accepting fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions for the first issue of our literary magazine, (parenthetical). We offer token payment for works selected for publication, plus a print copy of the magazine, which will be designed, printed, and bound by us.
The submissions deadline for the May issue of (parenthetical) is April 23—but don’t worry, if you miss it, we’re happy to consider your work for our next issue in July. Check out www.wordsonpagespress.com/submit for more details about what and how to submit. 

yeahwriters:

words(on)pages is now accepting fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions for the first issue of our literary magazine, (parenthetical). We offer token payment for works selected for publication, plus a print copy of the magazine, which will be designed, printed, and bound by us.

The submissions deadline for the May issue of (parenthetical) is April 23—but don’t worry, if you miss it, we’re happy to consider your work for our next issue in July. Check out www.wordsonpagespress.com/submit for more details about what and how to submit. 

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zuzuhiddles:

It’s official, I can drop out of school and go to Hogwarts. [x]

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Gabriel OUT

(Source: sssssssim, via rorycas)

andythanfiction:

"What makes a story work? Is it the plot? The characters? The text? The subtext? And who gives the story meaning? Is it the writer? Or you? Tonight I thought I would tell you a little story, and let you decide.” - Supernatural Metatron

In which Robbie Thompson evaluates SPN’s previous approach to the subject, realizes everything else has been done, and starts the episode by whipping out his authorial dick and wanking directly on the rubble of the fourth wall.

(Source: eastereggashby)

Reverend Jim’s speech // John Winchester’s life

requested by lostchesters

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mikkelsenning:

RAUL ESPARZA SINGING HALLELUJAH

I originally listened to this for a Hannibal prompt fill, and oh my actual God, Raul’s voice is fucking fantastic and I am actually unable to breathe, I’m hyperventilating into my coffee at college. This is fantastic, this is fucking fantastic. 

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