Grand Tracks of Imagination

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We are not static characters. We develop on a day to day basis.

Define yourself in a way that makes you happy and proud, but don’t be afraid to redefine yourself as you go.

—Kelley anotherwellkeptsecret (about labels/sexual orientation)

(Source: queersherlockian, via anotherwellkeptsecret)

  • me: has 800 ocs
  • me: focuses all attention on 2

Well, I was going to try and see Guardians of the Galaxy before it got too late in the afternoon. But then the silverware drawer broke. And I think it’s defeating me.

I don’t want to go back to the store for another part, I want to go watch a movie D:

  • episode 1: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 2: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 3: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 4: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 5: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 6: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 7: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 8: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 9: when is madoka gonna become a magical girl
  • episode 10: when i- oh shIT
  • episode 11: DONT BECOME A MAGICAL GIRL MADOKA
  • episode 12: god damn it
Xhyl and Robyn again, my OCs-turned-Blood Elves! I have to say, it’s kind of nice not to need to draw/color their wings sometimes. But still!
My nervous lil shadow priest and his prot paladin wife. These two are the most cuddly pair once they started getting along ahaha.
Xhyl is an avid herbalist, and he doesn’t always remember to pluck all the twigs and leaves from his boots/pants/cloak/sleeves/hair or make sure he doesn’t stain his hems while tromping through underbrush after some elusive herb.

Xhyl and Robyn again, my OCs-turned-Blood Elves! I have to say, it’s kind of nice not to need to draw/color their wings sometimes. But still!

My nervous lil shadow priest and his prot paladin wife. These two are the most cuddly pair once they started getting along ahaha.

Xhyl is an avid herbalist, and he doesn’t always remember to pluck all the twigs and leaves from his boots/pants/cloak/sleeves/hair or make sure he doesn’t stain his hems while tromping through underbrush after some elusive herb.

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badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
badscienceshenanigans
Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?


Well, let’s see. 

To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful. 

HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.

Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage. 

And the GH-325 project was born

To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.

*Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up. 

Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case. 

Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw. 

So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.

Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair. 

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THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.

That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

(via laleiragoblin)

cross-connect:

Camera Obscura-Abelardo Morell

I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This opening allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the back walls of the room. Typically then I focused my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall then make a camera exposure on film. In the beginning, exposures took from five to ten hours,Over time, this project has taken me from my living room to all sorts of interiors around the world. One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside.

A few years ago, in order to push the visual potential of this process, I began to use color film and positioned a lens over the hole in the window plastic in order to add to the overall sharpness and brightness of the incoming image. Now, I often use a prism to make the projection come in right side up. I have also been able to shorten my exposures considerably thanks to digital technology, which in turn makes it possible to capture more momentary light. I love the increased sense of reality that the outdoor has in these new works .The marriage of the outside and the inside is now made up of more equal partners.

(via ellenkushner)