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Batgirl (2000-2006) #20
Chuck Dixon guest writes once again for another team-up issue! This time with once-current Batgirl, Stephanie Brown as the Spoiler! (Am I possibly being topical for once? Maybe… on accident)
Steph becomes Cass’ best friend and one of the most stable relationships she has throughout her series. It’s really a wonder that we are still, to this day, absolutely struggling with having any female-led superhero books where the main female has multiple relationships with other females that are positive and influential and diverse in their nature when they did it so right in the early 2000’s here.
And I really can’t emphasize enough, Cass was incredibly popular during this time period! And that’s among male and female demographics - we’ll later see her named as the 2002 Wizard (Fan Award) Best Heroine. A female dominated book, with a woman of color as the central character, a legacy title, and starring two women with disabilities. And, again, this was in the early 2000’s.
Every argument made about comics on the internet is void. This series defied everything dudebros argue about in comics. And at the time it was being published, even they loved this series. So I fail to see what current hurdles the industry has in regards to representation.
So I have this friend who comes to visit me/play videogames and he finished Heart of the Swarm on my laptop. I took the opportunity to introduce him to the world of Mass Effect and he loved it. What have I done to that poor soul?
You’re a Disney princess who is just currently in the sad part of her feature film. It’s going to be okay.
IM SO FUCKING SORRY
i t d o e s n ‘ t h a v e t o b e a h u m a n
YOU’RE MAKING IT WORSE DAMMIT
♪ O k a y B y e e e e e ~ ♫ UnU
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Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together
Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.
The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.
It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.
This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.
Everyone always laughs at how Grunt buys action figures in the Shadow Broker Dossier- but let’s not forget that Shepard keeps 50 million toy ship models in their room.
Liara walks in…
If the planet is tectonically active (in other words, it has active volcanism), then I can easily see this being feasible. Extremophiles on Earth already exist in under water vents, even in the absence of light.
In fact, entire ecosystems are supported by this, when you consider all the life that exists below the light layer of the oceans.
ok forgive me for sounding like a moron when it’s early in the morning and I’m damned tired
isn’t being geologically active influenced by the gravitational pull of nearby celestial bodies though? I vaguely recall how one of Jupiter’s moons was geologically active likely because of Jupiter’s gravitational influences affecting its insides (if not Jupiter, then a moon of another gas giant in our solar system). I figure that the fact that Earth has a stable orbit helps regulate its own tectonic activity, disallowing any sharp and quick changes in said activity. I’m wondering if, in contrast, a free-flying rogue planet would be in and out of too many different gravitational fields too quickly for life to start up and be able to adapt.
On some planets (or moons), gravitational tidal forces do input a lot of energy into the planet in order to maintain or heat up its interior, which is part of the reason why moons like Enceladus and Europa have evidence of sub-surface liquid water, given that they’re so far away from the sun.
But other planets, including our own, have their own heat.
As much as 50% of the heat our planet has internally came from its formation, the continued impacts from planetary accretion led to a significant amount of energy being input into Earth. The remaining 50% of the heat of Earth comes from the decay of radioactive elements.
As a result Earth’s tectonic activity is almost exclusively powered by the energy it has stored in itself. Its orbit around the sun doesn’t significantly add any energy into that system, even the orbit of the moon doesn’t have a great deal of effect on the crust.
That all being said, rogue planets tend to not travel fast enough to encounter too many stellar mass gravitational fields. Depending on its velocity (which would really depend on what sort of star it orbited when it was created, and how far it orbited from said star), it could take millions of years between encountering any significant gravitational fields.
ohhh okay yeah I got confused between tectonic activity and just plain heat generation I guess
Please talk science at me more, tumblr. <3
Best attitude to life ever.
remember this was the trailer before the movie on every tape and you would always see this part