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earthstory:

Pele’s lava fall? Lava cascades down into Aloi crater in this image of the Hawaiian shieldvolcano Kīlauea taken during an eruption in 1969. For long Kīlauea was thought to be a satellite of its giant neighbor Mauna Loa. However, research has uncovered that Kīlauea actually does have its own magma-plumbing system. The volcano formed 600,000-300,000 emerging from the sea between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. She has been active ever since, thus being dubbed as possibly the most active volcano on this planet. A debate is going on whether the summit caldera is a recent feature or has been coming and going since the volcano’s formation. Eruptions are mostly gentle with lava flows quietly flowing down. Because this outpouring of lava occurs so continuous, they gradually build up the volcano in the form of a shield, hence the name shieldvolcano.  The word Kīlauea is translated as ‘much spreading’ or ‘spewing’ referring to its constant outpouring of lava. Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, lightning, wind and fire is believed to live inside Kilaea’s caldera. Pele is a central Hawaiian deity that both creates and destroys and still plays a very important role on the island of Hawai’i. The stories about her vary however. Some stories mention that Pele was send away by her father because of her ‘hot temper’ and her constant fighting with her sister Na-mako-o-Kaha’i, goddess of the sea. She left Tahiti in a canoe and built several volcanoes on Hawaii. Her sister kept putting out the fire and this enraged Pele so much that she was torn apart from her sister and became a goddess. Other stories say that erupting volcanoes are usually connected to Pele’s longing to be with her true love, Lohiau, a chief. Interesting to mention here is that Pele is also believed to often kill off her lovers.  Several Hawaiian volcanic features are named after Pele such as Pele’s hair (threads of volcanic glass created when small particles of lava are thrown into the air and spun out by the wind) and Pele’s tears (lava fountains that produce hot molten droplets of lava). Even a volcano on the Jovian moon Io (the only volcanically active planet outside the earth, so far) is named after Pele.  -OW- Image: USGS. During an eruption at Kīlauea lava cascades down into Aloi crater. Image taken in December 1969. References: Arlo Nimmo, H. 2011. Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai’i: A History. McFarland.http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/

Pele sounds a lot like the Sumerian/Babylonian goddess of love/war, Inanna/Ishtar. She also had a habit of killing her lovers.

earthstory:

Pele’s lava fall?

Lava cascades down into Aloi crater in this image of the Hawaiian shieldvolcano Kīlauea taken during an eruption in 1969. For long Kīlauea was thought to be a satellite of its giant neighbor Mauna Loa. However, research has uncovered that Kīlauea actually does have its own magma-plumbing system. The volcano formed 600,000-300,000 emerging from the sea between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. She has been active ever since, thus being dubbed as possibly the most active volcano on this planet. A debate is going on whether the summit caldera is a recent feature or has been coming and going since the volcano’s formation. Eruptions are mostly gentle with lava flows quietly flowing down. Because this outpouring of lava occurs so continuous, they gradually build up the volcano in the form of a shield, hence the name shieldvolcano.

The word Kīlauea is translated as ‘much spreading’ or ‘spewing’ referring to its constant outpouring of lava. Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, lightning, wind and fire is believed to live inside Kilaea’s caldera. Pele is a central Hawaiian deity that both creates and destroys and still plays a very important role on the island of Hawai’i. The stories about her vary however. Some stories mention that Pele was send away by her father because of her ‘hot temper’ and her constant fighting with her sister Na-mako-o-Kaha’i, goddess of the sea. She left Tahiti in a canoe and built several volcanoes on Hawaii. Her sister kept putting out the fire and this enraged Pele so much that she was torn apart from her sister and became a goddess. Other stories say that erupting volcanoes are usually connected to Pele’s longing to be with her true love, Lohiau, a chief. Interesting to mention here is that Pele is also believed to often kill off her lovers.

Several Hawaiian volcanic features are named after Pele such as Pele’s hair (threads of volcanic glass created when small particles of lava are thrown into the air and spun out by the wind) and Pele’s tears (lava fountains that produce hot molten droplets of lava). Even a volcano on the Jovian moon Io (the only volcanically active planet outside the earth, so far) is named after Pele.

-OW-

Image: USGS. During an eruption at Kīlauea lava cascades down into Aloi crater. Image taken in December 1969.

References:
Arlo Nimmo, H. 2011. Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai’i: A History. McFarland.
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/

Pele sounds a lot like the Sumerian/Babylonian goddess of love/war, Inanna/Ishtar. She also had a habit of killing her lovers.

evaporites:

engulfedbytheuniverse:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

OH THAT’S SWELL

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng dem oxbows tho

evaporites:

engulfedbytheuniverse:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

OH THAT’S SWELL

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng dem oxbows tho

onlylolgifs:

Train Derailment at Chicago O’Hare Airport 

Heeeere’s JOHNNY!

onlylolgifs:

Train Derailment at Chicago O’Hare Airport 

Heeeere’s JOHNNY!

maffilu:

ridemyrubyrod:

gaytable:

loving-together-living-apart:

bridgemcgidge:

shercockandmycrotch:


everyone needs a waving snail on their blog

i feel that if I scroll past this and don’t reblog it the snail is going to look to the ground and cry

that comment
im sold
gotta do it now

…
I’ve just been emotionally blackmailed by a cartoon snail.

i waved back

isn’t that the lich king

YOU KNOW NOTHING

maffilu:

ridemyrubyrod:

gaytable:

loving-together-living-apart:

bridgemcgidge:

shercockandmycrotch:

everyone needs a waving snail on their blog

i feel that if I scroll past this and don’t reblog it the snail is going to look to the ground and cry

that comment

im sold

gotta do it now

I’ve just been emotionally blackmailed by a cartoon snail.

i waved back

isn’t that the lich king

YOU KNOW NOTHING

looseferrets:

hyperscraps:

cornerof5thandvermouth:

starborn-vagaboo:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theremina:

OMFG. OH….MFG.

And people say I’m hard to shop for.

I NEED THIS PLUSH SEA CREATURE :D

I FOUND MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT

*holds up sign that says Will Fuck For Stuffed Isopods*

AAAAAAAAAA

I shouldn’t find this as cute as I do. >.>

Too cute!

Hieronymus Bosch - The Music Written on This Dude's Butt
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chaoscontrolled123:

Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.

so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell

EDIT: I still can’t believe this took off like it did this is crazy??? Just wanted to let people know that there are indeed errors in the transcription and this is indeed not a very good recording (I threw this together in like 30 minutes at 1 in the morning,) but I’m working with the music department at my college to get the transcription more accurate!

in the meantime enjoy this fantastic choral arrangement by wellmanicuredman i’m in love

The tritone (F B) in the third bar is especially fitting, as this interval is called “Diabolus in musica” — “The Devil in music”

Hieronymus Bosch - The Music Written on This Dude's Butt [Choral Arrangement]
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wellmanicuredman:

when i saw and heard chaoscontrolled123's wonderful post about the 600 years old butt song from hell i just knew that i had to bring the piece to life

i present to you, the butt song from hell, with lyrics, so you can even sing along if you want:

butt song from hell

this is the butt song from hell

we sing from our asses while burning in purgatory

the butt song from hell

the butt song from hell

butts

Up (the butt) with the Renaissance! ^.^

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

sjmillerart:

I’ve drawn a few creepy twisty Odos before, but I really wanted to explore what it might’ve been like in the show aand I wanted to draw more Odo being twisty. So this little comic sprung out of that!

This was a fun exercise and I learned a lot while putting it together. Like how much I love drawing Quark.

I have only a passing familiarity with DS9. But heck one doesn’t even need that much to appreciate the brilliance of these pages!

kismesister:

friendlytroll:

mamasam:

stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.