Looks like the alternate covers for Candy Capers #2 are out, so I can finally show this off! Peppermint Butler is one of my favorite characters ;o;
realising that we’re almost halfway through the year 2013 and i have literally achieved nothing
If you haven’t seen Star Trek Into Darkness yet stop what you are doing and go see ittttt
An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?
Why do I feel the sun is just trying to get away from us all.
We’re going in circles around something that is going in bigger circles which is going in a massive circle around something making even bigger circles.
Or, near circles, since they’re ovals, actually.
Basically, our moon orbits a planet orbiting a star orbiting a huge black hole at the galactic center. Our galaxy is part of a cluster, called the local group, and has 14 smaller satellite galaxies (in total, the local group has more than 54 galaxies). Galaxy clusters will respond to the gravity of each other. A galactic year is the amount of time it takes the sun to complete an orbit around the center of the galaxy, which is somewhere between 225 million and 250 million earth years. TWirlytwiRLYTWIRLY.
I love this animation. I did not have our solar system’s movement well-conceived in my head. It is not, however, to scale. You have to imagine a whole lot more space between the bodies shown.
Message from David Karp
everyone needs to read this.
SourceFed takes on the Tumblr acquisition…and says lots of nice things about John and me.
Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.