Icebergs sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of ice deposited on different conditions. Blue stripes are created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. Green stripes form when an iceberg falls into the sea and a layer of water rich in algae freezes onto the bottom. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.
(Photos: Antarctica Series by Steve Nicol)
Icy feeling creative.
I might have a mental break today at work. So, tell me…
How does the Enterprise crew unwind after a long day on the bridge?
for uhura, it’s music. she’s among the stars; she’s seen countless planets and heard innumerable frequencies, but music can still transport her farther than a starship, to anywhere and everywhere at the first strain of a new melody, or an old favorite like a warm handshake.
scotty finds himself a snug shaft or hidden compartment behind a panel only he knows about, pours himself a drink, tucks in, and closes his eyes, listening to the sweet hum of pure energy pulsing through the metal.
sulu mists and serenades his plants, tells them everything that happened that day, and when a rare cactus flowers late at night in just the right conditions, true happiness isn’t far away.
chekov watches vids of the russian ballet greats. (no one has caught him yet crying over swan lake.)
bones doesn’t unwind. once you unwind, you realize how wound up you are the rest of the time. he checks jim’s latest vitals; he checks up on vulcan anatomical points of interest; he checks in on jim and spock, needling them both to be sure they’re both okay.
spock doesn’t unwind. it is not a vulcan recreation. there are times when he meditates and times when he takes down his vulcan lute to play his mother’s favorite songs: the ones he learned before he played his father’s music, though even then, he knew there was a difference.
jim doesn’t unwind. a starship captain can’t unwind. he records his captain’s logs and submits them; he thinks about his latest game of chess with spock and the last time bones and spock rubbed each other’s fur the wrong way like two troublesome alley cats, and how uhura saved their skin in that tight situation, and how chekov’s going to grow into a fine officer, and how another day he’s going to have the honor of looking admiral hikaru sulu in the eye, of shaking his hand; and he thinks about the last patient bones lost, then the last patient bones saved, then the last diet bones had him on and the last joke scotty made, and all the souls aboard the ship and all the stars in the sky, and how it’ll feel being back on that bridge again for another day, long or short, good or bad, usually a little of both, leaving him a changed man all over again—the constant metamorphoses, the ways he knows he’s still living, the journey that is home, the doors of the turbolift sliding open, his heart beating.
- I would like to say that the nature of what I’m doing to enhance my appearance is not meant for you.
- The way I view myself as a beautiful deity and the confidence that exudes when I pick up my brush, and apply it to my face- is not meant for you.
- My unabashed approach on denouncing standardized views of masculinity is not meant for you.
I do not feel more male with a beard than female with lipstick on. It is not your job to figure that out. It’s your job to fall the fuck back and just like my selfies.
My brother is truly a flaw free goddess. Un mendiga sometimes but a goddess nonetheless.
Cloud, Daine, and Kitten, commissioned by emmalovesdilemmas! Thank you so much for your patience, I’ve been super slow on commissions and I apologize.
(Commissions are currently closed until I finish the few I have left!)
*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧Madam Pomfrey perfecting safe spells for transitioning for trans* students*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧
*:・ﾟ✧Madam Pomfrey perfecting safe temporary spells for transitioning for gender fluid students**:・ﾟ✧
*:・ﾟ✧Madam Pomfrey providing slow transitional spells for trans* students with unsupportive home lives*:・ﾟ✧
✧*✧・ﾟ*Madam Pomfrey being awesome with trans* students ✧*✧