Look at that ballerina go. Such a pity the world never saw it on stage.

Like land octopuses.


It’s complicated.



"Very important. General rule for English speakers - if you don’t do it in the human context, don’t do it in the nonhuman context.

Just make a little effort to say “she or he” or “her or him” if you don’t know the sex. It’s a little effort with a very important social message.

Nonhuman animals are *persons*, not *things*. Therefore, we should refer to a nonhuman animal as a “she” or “he,” never as an “it.””


In Finnish, most of the time in spoken language, we call all humans “it” x)
People only use “hän”(she/he) when attempting to be formal when speaking to a person you don’t know. Or if someone has been born or died.

Artist: Neptune

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the sounds of neptune captured from the nasa voyager 

ehmmmm can someone please explain how it would be possible to capture sound in space

space = vacuum = just a few electrons which appear and disappear again -> no molecules -> no sound


it is not possible to capture or even make sound in space.

"Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionized gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013.

The graphic shows the frequency of the waves, which indicate the density of the plasma. Colors indicate the intensity of the waves, or how “loud” they are. Red indicates the loudest waves and blue indicates the weakest.

The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager 1. The waves detected by the instrument antennas can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears.” - NASA on sounds from interstellar space (pretty nice video here)


I hope they play “Rains of Castamere.” It’s been ten minutes since I heard it last; I’ve forgotten how it goes.

This is still one of my favourite quotes of the whole book series.