Que sais-je?

I'm Bran. I'm good for you. Maybe.

Reblogged from orianrise

bogleech:

florafaunagifs:

Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

Nature is so neat.

Reblogged from geekagora

allow-me-to-speak:

So I’m in the dining hall hunched over the book in my lap and I’m munching on chicken tenders and this guy comes up to me and says “This is gonna sound weird, but I told myself that I’d tell someone they were beautiful every day, and I wanted to let you know that you are genuinely beautiful. Have a nice day” and walked off

And even though I was sitting there with a mouthful of chicken tenders, I felt really beautiful

Thank you, Random Compliment Man

Bleh.

azathfeld:

Largely, but I find a lot of guys are really at a loss for where to even start.  It seems like it should be obvious that you just talk about what’s there, but it’s not, apparently.
And I really do get a lot of “what do I say to someone with an empty profile?” and I’m like “nothing, the profile is empty, they don’t want to talk to you”.
branmaceff

I thought about that after I sent it. It’s sad that a lot of people wouldn’t know where to start, and not even because they’re all bad, I suppose, but because they’ve learned all the really unhappy ways of approaching people and enough have responded favorably that they think it’s the thing to do.

Reblogged from azathfeld

azathfeld:

Largely, but I find a lot of guys are really at a loss for where to even start.  It seems like it should be obvious that you just talk about what’s there, but it’s not, apparently.

And I really do get a lot of “what do I say to someone with an empty profile?” and I’m like “nothing, the profile is empty, they don’t want to talk to you”.

branmaceff

I thought about that after I sent it. It’s sad that a lot of people wouldn’t know where to start, and not even because they’re all bad, I suppose, but because they’ve learned all the really unhappy ways of approaching people and enough have responded favorably that they think it’s the thing to do.

Reblogged from vaccerelli

vaccerelli:

Deep Space 9 was always my favorite Trek, but one of the true standouts was “Far Beyond The Stars”, a meta-textual episode about science fiction writers in the 1950s dealing with institutionalized racism and a character named “Benny Russel” trying to write a story about a space station with a black captain. It’s fantastic, mostly since Avery Brooks sells every moment of being a beleaguered, imaginative black man being constantly beaten down by every opportunity but partly there’s a lot of complex commentary about black heroes in sci-fi as a whole, too.

It’s hard not to get a little choked up at Brooks’ speech at the end about how a human being with ideas can not be stopped, even if you pulp his stories and destroy his livelihood. Brooks’ has delivery on impassioned speeches like Stewart had stalwart, vaguely aggravated authority. 

(Source : catbushandludicrous)

Reblogged from theartofanimation

theartofanimation:

Taupe Syuka

I should have been born an otter.

Reblogged from orianrise

Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

(Source : child-of-thecosmos)

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

Reblogged from wilwheaton

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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fenchurchdent:

chicklikemeblog:

Playboy’s catcall flowchart.  

I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me. 

Reblogged from p-paw

fenchurchdent:

chicklikemeblog:

Playboy’s catcall flowchart.  

I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me. 

Reblogged from orianrise

imagineyouricon:

imagine your icon secretly getting in your bed and cuddling with you while you’re sleeping.

My new icon is Sebastian Stan.