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Journey of a Future Madman

gathering place for my random,strange thoughts and pics i find. mostly just a place to vent and be me.
Apr 24 '14
theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Apr 24 '14

odditiesoflife:

Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth

Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood. 

In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.

Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.

In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.

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Apr 21 '14

Still alive

Hey fellow denizens of the net, I’m back now. got moved into the new place and finally got the internet turned on here. I’ll start posting again soon and let you all know what has been going on with the chaos that has become my life. so for now i’m glad most of you stayed and hope to chat soon.

Mar 6 '14

Thank you

I’ve been putting this off for a while but it can’t wait anymore. A while ago I posted about my mom being in the hospital due to issues with her cancer. Well she ended up there again this week and it’s a worse case scenario. Once they stabalize her she’ll be moved into hospice and it’ll be a matter of time at that point. Frankly i keep switching between emptiness and just being so sad it hurts. i’m 27 and I’m going to lose my mother. It hurts just to write this and have to acknowledge everything. She has been the closest person in my life,the one who is the reason I am here. Not just becasue she gave birth to me, years ago while going through a lot of tough times I came close to commiting suicide,she pulled me back and gave me hope. I hate this feeling of hopelessness and that everything is just supposed to keep going on like normal. Thankfully i have friends and family here to help me through this. Thank you to those who left me notes and messages after the last post. It helped. I’m going to be going dark on my tumblr for awhile,I’m going to have to find a new place to live in a few weeks and i’m not sure what I’ll be able to afford when i do. So I hope to come back in a month or 2 but for now its up in the air. Thank all of you wonderful people who followed me or even messaged me,you’ve made my life a bit better.

Feb 19 '14

hey there, its time for one of those posts again. So if you want to avoid my depressing issues and crap just keep scrolling. first i’m not fishing for goodwill messages or anything,I just need to get this off my chest and avoid bottleing everything up. Monday I spent about 6 hours in the er with my mother waiting to get her seen. The problems that put her in the hospital before (no balance,not there mentally,extreme muscle weakness etc) started up again over the weekend. After a restless two days when she showed no sign of improving I took her in. The hospital was packed and this extended to the er. well about 5pm we finally saw a doctor and close to 7 she was admitted to the icu. She seems to be on the mend now but will be there for a couple days and still isn’t mentally there yet. i got home just a half hour ago from work and just needed to write. I’m more together than yesterday but still not ok. the cancer coming back was bad enough and it being stage 4 even worse but its these setbacks for her health that make it real hard to deal with. I wish I had a third of the strength she does to go through all this. the house seems too quiet without her here. Well I’m just going to try to take this week as it comes.

Feb 18 '14
protowilson:

Ugh one day I’ll advance to a stage where Demo doesn’t look different in EVERY SINGLE FRICKIN’ DRAWING!

protowilson:

Ugh one day I’ll advance to a stage where Demo doesn’t look different in EVERY SINGLE FRICKIN’ DRAWING!

Feb 17 '14

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Feb 17 '14

Sic Parvis Magna - Greatness from small beginnings.

Sic Parvis Magna - Greatness from small beginnings.

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Feb 16 '14
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Feb 16 '14

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Feb 16 '14

redheadedmadness:

castleisaidlegs:

darladeville:

watchtheright:

iwasboredsohereiam:

takingshotswithjustinbieber:

freewriterandnaturelover:

eversolightly:

There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!

The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, California

This place is on my bucket list to visit.

this is the only place i buy books from anymore ((and im going there tomorrow i need some new trashy romance novels)))

cool fact: up on the second floor, 1 book only costs $1. and the amount of cool books up there is endlessssss. so if you have $5 to spend well lucky you

This place looks, like it smells sssoooo gggoooodd

Going.

Also going here!

Someone take me there and I’ll love you forever.

I’ve been there and they not only have books but little art and sewing/stitching classes and small art gallery thingies up on one of the higher floors.
Fun fact: the building used to be a bank and they have this actual vault that, if closed, will not open again and in the vault they keep all the crime novels and it’s super fucking rad

Feb 16 '14
Brian Tyler - Lay Aboard Lads (Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Original Game Soundtrack))

escoblades:

allsoundsasscreed:

"Lay Abroad Lads" - Brian Tyler from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

My fav!

Feb 16 '14