Tantara Mine, Congo
Tantara Mine, Congo
A rare Vaerynynite crystal - Afghanistan
Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
I say it with a hard ‘G’ because 20 years ago when I started messing with GIFs there was no one to tell me how to pronounce it correctly. I chose the most logical pronunciation and went with it. When you get used to saying something a certain way for 20 years… that’s pretty much how you are going to say it no matter how incorrect someone tells you it is.
It’s like someone trying to tell you “Sun” is actually pronounced wombatnards. It’s going to take an awful lot of effort to train your brain to say “I got a really bad wombatnardsburn today. I should have used more wombatnardsblock.”
Hard G 4 life #YOLO(via thefrogman)
Just a drawing of a robot cat riding a robot moogle.
Diopside on Tanzanite with Graphite
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
How to make Rainbow Roses
STEP 1: Cut a perfect white rose from your garden with 8-9inches stem or buy such.
STEP2: You need to have water soluble colors. Choose four colors. Colors should be much different from each other with high contrast value. Do not choose both blue and indigo but replace one with violet. In the same way do not choose both orange and red. I shall suggest these combinations: RED-BLUE-GREEN-YELLOW, VIOLET-RED-BLUE-YELLOW or YELLOW-PURPLE-GREY-BLUE.
STEP3: Collect four cups or glasses filled with water. Add color to the water and steer well. Add drops of color until the water becomes totally opaque. Four cups will contain four different color solutions.
STEP4: Split the end part of the severed stem. Use a knife or sharp blade to cut lengthwise up to 6 inches.
STEP5: The four ends of the split stem is now should be dipped into four color cups. It should stand erect. Otherwise give support to it.
STEP6: Wait for 24 hours and see the magic. Look at the transformation of your simple white rose! Now take it out. After that bind the split ends using adhesive tapes.
Can we just take a minute to appreciate what an amazing person Rapunzel’s father is? We see him for just a few short sections without him talking at all and can already tell what an amazing person he is. Look at the first gif. You can FEEL how heartbroken he is because he thinks that his wife is going to die. You can see in his face how much he loves her with his whole heart and you can see that if he could somehow take her place instead, he would. He holds his wife’s hand tighter and doesn’t want her to lose that grip. He wants her here with him and he will do anything for that to happen. In the second gif you can see that he is just hoping that this magic flower will work. You can tell he’s still very concerned for his wife. His head is on the back of her head and he slowly lifts her head up and you can tell that in his mind he is thinking “Please let this work. Please. I can’t lose you. I need you,” and maybe he is thinking, “You are my dream” just like Rapunzel was Eugene’s dream. You can just tell that he is a wonderful, loving, sweet, honest man.
you know what’s really amazing about this movie is that Rapunzel’s parents don’t actually have a speaking part at all, but from reflecting on the movie the first time we saw it both me and my boyfriend could have sworn we heard them speak just a few lines. in this scene in particular:
you can see him saying how much he misses his daughter without him speaking a single word. that is amazingly expressive animation.
And can we please talk a moment about how HE was the one giving her the magical cure. It wasn’t a nursemaid, it wasn’t a court physician. You can almost imagine him shooing them all away because that is his wife, the love of his life, his dream, and whether this works or not? If he can’t be the first person who touches her when she’s well, he at least wants to be the last person holding her when she dies.
RIGHT IN THE FEELS