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Is transhumanism or posthumanism explored in your books? If so how (besides the chest bugs, which the name escapes me currently and the fish people, whose name also escapes me)? Anonymous

facts-i-just-made-up:

Tikari and cetaceans.

Book 1 only gets briefly into genetic modifications, a few cyborg body parts and lots of brain linked internet. Book 3 gets into posthumanism more but how would be a spoiler. I’d not call either particularly centered on that element of speculative fiction though. More about explosions and ray guns.

Does that mean that people have accidentally visited the surface of Venus? Anonymous

facts-i-just-made-up:

From Book 2:

She a knew little about Venus but she had never heard of any purpose or even capability to mine the surface. Nobody had ever even stepped out onto the surface, she read in school, leading to a broken line of memorable first statements. “That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind,” on Luna, “I wish that the peace I see here could bless the Earth again,” from Mars, “This one’s for you Mark Twain,” on Halley’s Comet. And from the only manned landing on Venus, “Oh my holy fucking shit I think we’re on the fucking ground! Get us up we’re gonna fucking die!”

Are any planets/moons/asteroids colonized? If so, who owns/governs them, and what purpose do they serve economically? captainignis

facts-i-just-made-up:

Mars has a couple colonies and some village sized development. Its moons have small operations and Phobos has fought a terrorist campaign for independence. Venus has several sulfur mines floating in its atmosphere but nobody has intentionally visited the surface. The moon is covered in colonies and is well populated.

That said, space is a dying industry. Exploration ceased to be enough to justify the cost in the 2200s. So there are some tourist industries and a few mining ops, but space is mostly a dead zone where Valhalla is concerned.

The sequel gets into space though, quite extensively.

algrenion:

overlypolitebisexual:

whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal

 

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.

Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.

- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

foxinu:

nsfwjynx:

the-pink-mist:

There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?” 

On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human. 

Therapy animals save lives.

These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury. 

Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!

phoenix-falls:


vagisodium:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

lovesthesmarty:

lsama:

This is the best idea for a restaurant. - Imgur
I DON’T THINK IT’S LITERALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIKE OR FAV OR UPVOTE THIS ENOUGH

I would like to see more of these.

Is this not a thing in America?
It’s a thing all over here in Australia. You get a wrist band. Means you can buy no booze, but you get free soft drink.

this is a thing in canada too like all you gotta do is say that youre driving

Free….pop….in the US for….DD’s? Free…anything to encourage safe behaviours? 
That’s too much logic for this country. Sounds like Socialist propaganda 

phoenix-falls:

vagisodium:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

lovesthesmarty:

lsama:

This is the best idea for a restaurant. - Imgur

I DON’T THINK IT’S LITERALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIKE OR FAV OR UPVOTE THIS ENOUGH

I would like to see more of these.

Is this not a thing in America?

It’s a thing all over here in Australia. You get a wrist band. Means you can buy no booze, but you get free soft drink.

this is a thing in canada too like all you gotta do is say that youre driving

Free….pop….in the US for….DD’s? Free…anything to encourage safe behaviours? 

That’s too much logic for this country. Sounds like Socialist propaganda 

allaboutchinese:

How many characters do you recognize? 
Let’s See!
1. 叉 chā fork
2. 食 shí food/eat
3. 刀 dāo knife
4. 蛋 dàn egg
5. 菜 cài vegetable/dish
6. 果 guǒ fruit/outcome
7. 猴 hóu monkey
8. 鸭 yā duck
9. 猪 zhū pig
10. 蟹 xiè crab
11. 鸟 niǎo bird
12. 鸡 jī chicken
13. 牛 niú cattle
14. 马 mǎ horse
15. 猫 māo cat
16. 鱼 yú fish
17. 羊 yáng sheep
18. 汤 tāng soup
19. 木 mù wood
20. 面 miàn face/surface/powder
21. 水 shuǐ water
22. 酒 jiǔ alcohol
23. 茶 chá tea
24. 点心 diǎnxīn dessert
25. 壶 hú pot
26. 杯 bēi cup
27. 花 huā flower
28. 碗 wǎn bowl
29. 椅 yǐ chair
30. 桌 zhuō desk, table

allaboutchinese:

How many characters do you recognize? 

Let’s See!

1. 叉 chā fork

2. 食 shí food/eat

3. 刀 dāo knife

4. 蛋 dàn egg

5. 菜 cài vegetable/dish

6. 果 guǒ fruit/outcome

7. 猴 hóu monkey

8. 鸭 yā duck

9. 猪 zhū pig

10. 蟹 xiè crab

11. 鸟 niǎo bird

12. 鸡 jī chicken

13. 牛 niú cattle

14. 马 mǎ horse

15. 猫 māo cat

16. 鱼 yú fish

17. 羊 yáng sheep

18. 汤 tāng soup

19. 木 mù wood

20. 面 miàn face/surface/powder

21. 水 shuǐ water

22. 酒 jiǔ alcohol

23. 茶 chá tea

24. 点心 diǎnxīn dessert

25. 壶 hú pot

26. 杯 bēi cup

27. 花 huā flower

28. 碗 wǎn bowl

29. 椅 yǐ chair

30. 桌 zhuō desk, table

asgardian-poledance:

superherodesign:

superchooch:

Captain America Leather Jacket Hot Version

There is apparently a cold version

And if you couldn’t tell from all the watermarks it’s sold by Leather Jacket Master

click the link for more jackets!

YOU CAN GET A HAWKEYE VEST

capsicle107:

Peggy Carter being so done with inaccurate WWII films (Pearl Harbor, 2001)

  1. Several of the nurses in the film have hair longer than would have been allowed. Military women weren’t permitted to wear their hair longer than just above their collar.
  2. The Willys Jeep M38 shown in this scene wasn’t produced until 1950.
  3. The Eagle Squadron badge shown on his right arm in this scene was only used for the No. 303 Polish Fighting Squadron, never was it used for any squadron in England for which this soldier was fighting in. 
  4. This woman is wearing a modern style bikini, something that didn’t appear until 1946 when Louis Reard and Jacques Heim introduced it in Paris. 
  5. Danny exclaims “I think World War II just hit us!” when in fact it wasn’t called “World War II” until 1948. World War I was still being referred to as “The Great War” at the time. 
  6. The Japanese Zeros depicted here are painted dark green, but during 1941 they were painted light grey. They weren’t painted green until 1943. 

Notes:
-Original Prompt: Historically Innacurate World War II Movies
-The Attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941
-Happy CarterCentury week!

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