Acolyte Doctor

I will be a Pharmacy one day.

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trappedinavelociraptor asked: Tell me all kinds of words about your Shadowrun chronicle and adventures

After saving the Sixth World by hitting it (gently) with a magic space rock, our heroes must find a way back to where everything started…SEATTLE. Due to forces beyond their (relative) control, Seattle is under quarantine so they have to find a way in. Team Magic mindjacked a pilot, jacked a plane, then exploded the pilot (after tossing him out, of course), and exploded the plane. Don’t worry, they are in good health. On the other hand, Team Cyber just talked their way in because they are boring like that. Needless to say, our inside man in Renraku was not pleased.

But neither are the citizens of Seattle, who can neither get in or out. Seattle is a little worse for wear after the manastorms, mindjacking murders, and drug-zombies. Drug-zombies are still here. Peaceful relations between the local Magic Gang and Tech Gang has gone pear-shaped due to the disappearance of the Magic Gang Leader. A mysterious dingus has taken over the sapient Rat Civilization and oh yeah. There is sprites everywhere. Like flesh-and-blood technomancer sprites. They eat people.

The moral of the story is don’t trust magic space rocks.

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nulfiicos:

Made a Mary Inspired headdress for a lolita coord I have planned! 

Spokes are 3 varying sizes, painted gold. 7 Large gilded white roses rest at the headband base. All of it was handmade/painted! 

I really love how it came out and I plan to make more in the future! 
I especially like how large it it on my head ahaha

(Source: naruneruu, via blackrosegreenmoss)

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asylum-art:

Buddy Nestor

Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor’s “spiritual x-ray” portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

Belying his intention of removing beauty, and regardless of how uncomfortable his works are to many people, they are paradoxically comprised of pleasing shapes and muted colors, like marbleized colored plastic or objects seen through distorted glass. They are mesmerizing and even beautiful, disturbing only when their full context is realized.

The uncanny and destabilizing nature of his work is powerful.  It mesmerizes and confuses the logic of the viewer opening up cracks in the psyche.  This is one of the most important things art can do: open the mind. -

–Samantha Levin

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libutron:

Plovercrest  (Green-crowned Plovercrest, Black-breasted Plovercrest)

The Plovercrest is a small, beautiful hummingbird belonging to the species Stephanoxis lalandi (Apodiformes - Trochilidae), distinguished from all  other hummingbirds species by their characteristic long, tapered crest, small size, and short tail.

Males (pictured) are mostly glossy green with an iridescent violet throat and breast. The female is similar, but has a shorter crest and is dull white below.

This species occurs in southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina (Missiones). Both photos show the subspecies S. lalandi lalandi, which is found only in eastern Brazil.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Nigel Voaden | Locality: Pico de Caledonia, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | [Top] - [Bottom]

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A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH, AGED 3: IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOUR DAD IS A CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS

SARAH:
Daddy, were you in the shower?
DAD:
Yes, I was in the shower.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why does the shower get me clean?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why do I use soap?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
Because the soap grabs the dirt and lets the water wash it off.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why does the soap grab the dirt?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
Because soap is a surfactant.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why is soap a surfactant?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
That is an EXCELLENT question. Soap is a surfactant because it forms water-soluble micelles that trap the otherwise insoluble dirt and oil particles.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why does soap form micelles?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
Soap molecules are long chains with a polar, hydrophilic head and a non-polar, hydrophobic tail. Can you say ‘hydrophilic’?
SARAH:
Aidrofawwic
DAD:
And can you say ‘hydrophobic’?
SARAH:
Aidrofawwic
DAD:
Excellent! The word ‘hydrophobic’ means that it avoids water.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why does it mean that?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
It’s Greek! ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘phobic’ means ‘fear of’. ‘Phobos’ is fear. So ‘hydrophobic’ means ‘afraid of water’.
SARAH:
Like a monster?
DAD:
You mean, like being afraid of a monster?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
A scary monster, sure. If you were afraid of a monster, a Greek person would say you were gorgophobic.
(pause)
SARAH:
(rolls her eyes) I thought we were talking about soap.
DAD:
We are talking about soap.
(longish pause)
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why do the molecules have a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
Because the C-O bonds in the head are highly polar, and the C-H bonds in the tail are effectively non-polar.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Because while carbon and hydrogen have almost the same electronegativity, oxygen is far more electronegative, thereby polarizing the C-O bonds.
SARAH:
Why?
DAD:
Why is oxygen more electronegative than carbon and hydrogen?
SARAH:
Yes.
DAD:
That’s complicated. There are different answers to that question, depending on whether you’re talking about the Pauling or Mulliken electronegativity scales. The Pauling scale is based on homo- versus heteronuclear bond strength differences, while the Mulliken scale is based on the atomic properties of electron affinity and ionization energy. But it really all comes down to effective nuclear charge. The valence electrons in an oxygen atom have a lower energy than those of a carbon atom, and electrons shared between them are held more tightly to the oxygen, because electrons in an oxygen atom experience a greater nuclear charge and therefore a stronger attraction to the atomic nucleus! Cool, huh?
(pause)
SARAH:
I don’t get it.
DAD:
That’s OK. Neither do most of my students.
(The Dad is Stephen McNeil, "an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia.")

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