Voyage of the Maystrader

havokandhijinks:

All of the wildfires are allowing for some lovely sunsets! And check out those crepuscular rays (the ‘beams’ of sunlight)!

So what causes brilliant sunsets, particularly when there’s lots of smoke (or ash or other particulates) in the air? The light from the sun is naturally scattered by air particles (and everything else up there!), which is why the sky is a “blue-y” color during the day. As the sun sinks (and rises), there’s way more atmosphere that the light has to travel through then, which filters out the greens, blues, and beyond, leaving only the “warm” colors behind!

Incidentally, sunsets are more pretty than sunrises because there’s far more pollution in the air at the end of the day as opposed to the beginning of the day.

dirty confession: i'm a teacher and my ex had a teacher fantasy so i'd talk math formulas before we did the do and after a while I was curious so i said the quadratic formula in public and he automatically got a boner and we broke up because i thought it was really funny and wouldn't stop doing it
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necromorph-slayinglovemachine:

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

al-grave:

Local adoption agency just posted this!

al-grave:

Local adoption agency just posted this!

heliolisk:

dont you hate when you accidentally tie one shoe tighter than the other and you have to redo your entire life?

penfucker:

Breaking News: Teenage girl does not always wear make up, let’s hair blow in wind. Sources are reporting instagram photos look different than paprazzi pictures taken without consent.

penfucker:

Breaking News: Teenage girl does not always wear make up, let’s hair blow in wind. Sources are reporting instagram photos look different than paprazzi pictures taken without consent.

jazzypom:

hoenn:

fallen-inspiration:

Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

"I can’t stop crying. I might die tonight."

Poor girl.