awwww-cute:

Today my boyfriend bought a label maker

nubbsgalore:

photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)

crypticink:

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

I want to try this!

(Source: msavignon)

lickystickypickyshe:

The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.

This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.

(Source: mymodernmet.com)

aicosu:

So we never posted our little sdcc story but here it goes. Since we were cosplaying Oberyn and Ellaria we tried to get tickets to the GOT signing to meet Pedro. 8+ hours in the overnight line and tickets sold out right before we got to the front of the line. :( Not to be shaken we tried to at least sneak a peek of the signing and not only did Pedro see us but he stopped signing to pose and salute us!! The best man!! #pedropascal #sdcc #oberynmartell #gameofthrones

(Source: komarikishigami)

ookyspookypookie:

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Petition
Alright, so all of these classmates/villagers are from a series called “Magician’s Quest”, and while only the first one came out in the US, it is incredibly popular in Japan. 
In the series, which is similar to Animal Crossing, you may:
- date your classmates, such as above
(For real, look at all of these adorable classmates that you can date!)
- preform magic
- solve mysteries and help mythical creatures
- and more

However, there have been more games released in Japan, especially the latest one for the 3ds, which allows you to explore others towns, and has new classmates to date such as the above!
We need your help though.
Without any support, there is little to no chance the latest game will be translated and brought out of Japan. 

This is where you come in: 
If you wanna date these adorable bats and more, all while exploring, preforming magic, and visiting other monsters and your friends’ towns, we need your help with the petition.

Thank you!

princedotty:

POUTING INTENSIFIES