thundercat - lotus and the jondy
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]
no one will ever understand the deep fucking connection I have with this film
For real though
John Hughes was the king of cinema for generations of teenagers.
Such an important film. There hasn’t been a coming-of-age film like it since. Truly. It’s a lost genre. Also an incredible soundtrack full of great music from its era.
birthday: February 14th (cue audience “dawww” / cue me “BLECH”)
zodiac: Aquarius (i don’t know anything about astrology tho)
single or taken: Single
eye color: Hazel
middle name: John
favorite color: Slate Blue
lucky number: 7 (it always ended up being my classroom number in elementary/middle school ‘cause of my last name!)
favorite television show: Avatar? Breaking Bad? MLP? I can’t pick f u >:c
favorite season: Spring
describe yourself in a few words: Sad confused dork
future children’s names: Children eh hmm……..
meaning of your name: I was told by a mean older cousin when i was 9 that Brendan meant “a foul smelling, oily hair.” I believed this for a long time. (Turns out it means “prince.” Ha ha whoops)
ultimate otp: Pearlethyst :o
What do you plan to/do for a living: Produce/compose music
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert: Introvert
dawn or dusk: Dusk
righty or lefty: righty
coffee or tea: TEEEEAAAA
rain or shine: Rain
reading or writing: Writing (but you need the former to be good at the latter ha ha whoops)
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
You may say I’m a dreamer
but the media men beg to differ
what are you doingPlayed 82362 times.
>spends $100 on great quality sampled rhodes VST
>spends 3 hours trying to synthesize a believable rhodes anyway
i just realized this sounds more like a weird hybrid of rhodes and a rock organ
[insert hip and trendy “no regrets” jpg here]Played 54 times.