Ray of addled sunshine

Anxious, feminist, bipolar, eating disordered but trying not to be, pansexual, obsessive, neurotic, literal, opinionated, misanthropic. I get REALLY intensely interested in things, and then things pass. I'm 23 and essentially female.
This is a personal blog. Also cats.
laurapalmerwalkswithme:

Isabella Rossellini by Jean Christian Bourcart

laurapalmerwalkswithme:

Isabella Rossellini by Jean Christian Bourcart

2 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 6,836 notes
Tagged as: #Queueue 
We live in a cesspool, a septic tank, a gigantic sewage complex in which runs the dregs, the filth, the misery-laden slop of the race of men: his hatred, prejudices, passions, and violence. And the keeper of this sewer: man. He is a scientifically advanced monkey who walks upright, with eyes wide open into an abyss of his own making. His bombs, fallout, poisons, radioactivity, everything he designs as an art, for dying is his excuse for living. We live in an exquisite bedlam; an insanity. Maybe all the more grotesque by the fact that we don’t recognize it as insanity.
The Twilight Zone
'No Time Like The Past' (1963)
4 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 45 notes

"Rrrrrrrrrrat Burgerssss"

GRRAAARRHGGGARAAAAGGGH

4 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 0 notes
Tagged as: #good-nyborg 

"They’re lights in the sky kid."

Well, I could tell they were lights in the sky, but what were they?

(“But what IS it?!”)

4 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 2 notes
Tagged as: #good-nyborg 

Ohhhhhh 2001 is so good

SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD. the ending is SO much better (in many ways) than the movie ending (and I can understand why the movie ending is so just, like, what? not that I don’t absolutely love it of course. but having it a little more spelled out is even more awe-inspiring than having it be completely open to interpretation.)

4 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 1 note

I’m having feelings about stars.

5 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 6 notes
spaceplasma:

Coronal loop

The corona is the outer part of the solar atmosphere. Its name derives from the fact that, since it is extremely tenuous with respect to the lower atmosphere, it is visible in the optical band only during the solar eclipses as a faint crown (corona in Latin) around the black moon disk. When inspected through spectroscopy the corona reveals unexpected emission lines, which were first identified as due to a new element (coronium) but which were later ascertained to be due to high excitation states of iron. It became then clear that the corona is made of very high temperature gas, hotter than 1 MK(megakelvin). Almost all the gas is fully ionized there and thus interacts effectively with the ambient magnetic field. It is for this reason that the corona appears so inhomogeneous when observed in the X-ray band, in which plasma at million degrees emits most of its radiation. In particular, the plasma is confined inside magnetic flux tubes which are anchored on both sides to the underlying photosphere. When the confined plasma is heated more than the surroundings, its pressure and density increase. Since the tenuous plasma is optically thin, the intensity of its radiation is proportional to the square of the density, and the tube becomes much brighter than the surrounding ones and looks like a bright closed arch: a coronal loop.

Coronal Loops: Observations and Modeling of Confined Plasma
Credit: Fabio Reale

spaceplasma:

Coronal loop

The corona is the outer part of the solar atmosphere. Its name derives from the fact that, since it is extremely tenuous with respect to the lower atmosphere, it is visible in the optical band only during the solar eclipses as a faint crown (corona in Latin) around the black moon disk. When inspected through spectroscopy the corona reveals unexpected emission lines, which were first identified as due to a new element (coronium) but which were later ascertained to be due to high excitation states of iron. It became then clear that the corona is made of very high temperature gas, hotter than 1 MK(megakelvin). Almost all the gas is fully ionized there and thus interacts effectively with the ambient magnetic field. It is for this reason that the corona appears so inhomogeneous when observed in the X-ray band, in which plasma at million degrees emits most of its radiation. In particular, the plasma is confined inside magnetic flux tubes which are anchored on both sides to the underlying photosphere. When the confined plasma is heated more than the surroundings, its pressure and density increase. Since the tenuous plasma is optically thin, the intensity of its radiation is proportional to the square of the density, and the tube becomes much brighter than the surrounding ones and looks like a bright closed arch: a coronal loop.

Credit: Fabio Reale

5 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 1,046 notes
Tagged as: #<3 #science 
spaceplasma:


While sunspots are relatively cool and quiescent regions on the Sun, the photosphere around them sometimes erupts with outflows of high energy particles in active regions. Most often these eruptions are in the form of loops and sheets called prominences which remain under the control of the intense magnetic fields associated with solar storms. There are other events which in a matter of minutes can release enormous amounts of energy and eject material out into space. Such violent events are called solar flares.

Images credit: TRACE/NASA

spaceplasma:

While sunspots are relatively cool and quiescent regions on the Sun, the photosphere around them sometimes erupts with outflows of high energy particles in active regions. Most often these eruptions are in the form of loops and sheets called prominences which remain under the control of the intense magnetic fields associated with solar storms. There are other events which in a matter of minutes can release enormous amounts of energy and eject material out into space. Such violent events are called solar flares.

Images credit: TRACE/NASA

5 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 1,016 notes
therockschool:

Rock Alumna, Het Nationale Junior Company Member, Michaela DePrince. Photo by Luis Pons.

therockschool:

Rock Alumna, Het Nationale Junior Company Member, Michaela DePrince. Photo by Luis Pons.

5 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 778 notes
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
Dream Hampton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
6 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 2,177 notes
6 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 832 notes
Tagged as: #Queueue 
suamrebuaz:

Laura

suamrebuaz:

Laura

11 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 157 notes

ahh. you haven’t read it before. *grins evilly*

holy shit.

15 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 1 note

Holy shit I just finished reading 2001 holy shit holy shit holy shit

15 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 3 notes

gunpowder-tea:

its just interesting to me that anti-sj’s think of sj bloggers as ppl with ‘special snowflake syndrome’, when they’re so egocentric and self important that they can’t even understand that other people have needs and rights, or that they might be suffering

15 hours ago on August 22nd | J | 10 notes
Tagged as: #YES #omfg #ffr