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eternalsojourn

What you will find here:
Porn (mostly M/M) --
Fannish things (Inception, BBC Sherlock, Game of Thrones, whatever else takes my fancy) --
Other shiny things that catch my eye. Who I Am: a writer of (mostly porny) fanfiction. You'll find my stuff on LJ, AO3, and Dreamwidth under the name eternalsojourn.

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tallgirlshaveshortmemories:

Pam Grier, 1970’s

I’ll… be in my bunk.  JFC.

(Source: mabellonghetti)

stability:

theperksofbeingbeyonce:

stability:

Running seems like a great idea until you actually start running

Sex seems like a fun idea until your bent over a bar stool in the back if a club your too young for about to be plowed by a tall dark man named Mike

i feel as though we’ve had different experiences

merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

pyrrhiccomedy:


Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
Sources: 1 2 3

pyrrhiccomedy:

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

Sources: 1 2 3

(Source: wasbella102)

(Source: 4949494949)

notmydate:

He’s always walked like that.

neil-gaiman:

Absolutely.

the-fault-in-our-wifi:

silentstep:

Boromir cuddling Hobbits because why not.

            (via goodshipophelia)

boromir’s character makes me so sad, because honestly, he was one of the most caring in the fellowship. he understood their mission and wanted to get it done as successfully as possible, but he wanted what was best for everyone with them as well. he felt the need to care for all the hobbits, not just frodo. and when he made a mistake, it destroyed him. he saw that he was weak and that he nearly ruined everything. and he died trying to make that right. boromir is the best.

(Source: hadhodrim)

(Source: fenderlust)

aelastwriter:

Welcome to week 8 of AELDWS!
We’re keeping things loose and easy this week, kind of like the prompt theme ;D So, without further ado…
This week, the prompt is:
Prompt: alcoholWord count: up to 400 words
All drabbles are due on Thursday, 4th of September, 8pm PST / 11pm EST (click here for the time/date converted to your time zone). Please remember that any drabbles that do not adhere to the prompt, word count, or deadline will be eliminated from the challenge. Mods will be using this program to perform word counts.
When submitting your drabble, please use the following header:
Title:Author:Warnings:Summary:
Please copy/paste your drabble into the body of your e-mail and send it to aelastwriter@gmail.com with the subject line: Week 8 - [your username]. We will respond to let you know we have received it.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us an e-mail or ask message!

aelastwriter:

Welcome to week 8 of AELDWS!

We’re keeping things loose and easy this week, kind of like the prompt theme ;D So, without further ado…

This week, the prompt is:

Prompt: alcohol
Word count: up to 400 words

All drabbles are due on Thursday, 4th of September, 8pm PST / 11pm EST (click here for the time/date converted to your time zone). Please remember that any drabbles that do not adhere to the prompt, word count, or deadline will be eliminated from the challenge. Mods will be using this program to perform word counts.

When submitting your drabble, please use the following header:

Title:
Author:
Warnings:
Summary:

Please copy/paste your drabble into the body of your e-mail and send it to aelastwriter@gmail.com with the subject line: Week 8 - [your username]. We will respond to let you know we have received it.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us an e-mail or ask message!

mad-hatter-with-a-box:

songofages:

kendronamore:

troylerkiss:

kendronamore:

Jfc is Canadia even real

I live in Canada and I’m not even sure.

60 notes in and no one has noticed that I spelled Canada wrong…nailed it

It’s ok the leader of our country also thinks its Canadia.

This land is a dream

genderqueergiraffe:

lemonstolemons:

orangelemonart:

lets talk about how the gender neutral wardrobe is boyish clothes because feminine clothes aren’t considered neutral

and it’s totally connected with the idea that men are the default

^^^^^^^

aelastwriter:

Here are the drabbles for week 7!
The prompt was:
Prompt: unexpectedWord count: up to 250 words
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There will be one elimination this week.
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Voters: To vote, simply head over to this voting page and vote for your favourite and least favourite drabble (both are required).
Authors: You are more than welcome to vote, but we do ask that you vote for a drabble other than your own.

A few hours left to vote!

aelastwriter:

Here are the drabbles for week 7!

The prompt was:

Prompt: unexpected
Word count: up to 250 words

There will be one elimination this week.

Voters: To vote, simply head over to this voting page and vote for your favourite and least favourite drabble (both are required).

Authors: You are more than welcome to vote, but we do ask that you vote for a drabble other than your own.

A few hours left to vote!

just-sort-of-happened:

Since I realised how kind Sherlock is to Sarah when he unties her at the end of TBB, I’ve become obsessed with the idea that Sherlock is actually very often being very sensitive to others. Yet, we and John are prevented from seeing this because Sherlock can be…