a new roommate for nitori

if there is anyone who can bring change it will be someone willing to sacrifice what they care for, someone who can throw aside their humanity, in order to defeat monsters.


photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)



Some creative anime fansubs 

Here’s another one




i was babysitting a little boy and girl once and the boy asked me if i had a boyfriend and i said “no!! but i have a girlfriend!” and he said “like a friend thats a girl?” and i said “no like a boyfriend but they’re a girl instead of a boy! we still do couple things but we’re just both girls” and he said, without missing a beat, “oh ok! are you gonna marry her?”

like it’s literally that easy for kids to understand

Children > Adults


sorry friends i can’t go out this weekend because i’ll be at the gym all day



IMG_6698 by yohey yamagata


So I went looking at Gordon Ramsay videos and found this and laughed for about 10 minutes.


A butterfly knot by Calvin YC on Flickr.

an alley on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Namba, Osaka Taken with Kodak Retina IIa.なんば千日前 / 大阪近代建築巡り


an alley on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Namba, Osaka
Taken with Kodak Retina IIa.

なんば千日前 / 大阪近代建築巡り


弘前公園の桜 by GenJapan1986 on Flickr.

DSC_1942 by 黃熱 on Flickr.