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April 21st, 2014 – Coin of Thrace

Photograph of an ancient coin held in the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It is a Greek coin, made of silver, bearing the face of Alexander the Great, minted at roughly 300 BC.

April 21st, 2014 – Coin of Thrace

Photograph of an ancient coin held in the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It is a Greek coin, made of silver, bearing the face of Alexander the Great, minted at roughly 300 BC.

April 18th, 2014 – Blood Moon Rising

April 18th, 2014 – Blood Moon Rising

Blood Moon & Spica

Blood Moon & Spica

On the night of April 14-15, the moon turned to blood- or at least reddish as a total lunar eclispe occurred. This photograph was taken in Los Angeles, near the LACMA museum’s Urban Light installation. This is the first eclipse of the Tetrad, a quadruple set of eclipses that will occur during the next 18 months.

During a total lunar eclipse, the face of the Moon turns…

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jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap

Approach the world with an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
Here’s a list of tips on how to weigh good science from bad. Combine that with my video on “How to Read Science News" and you’ll be in pretty good shape and shall never be led astray: 

jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!

Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap

Approach the world with an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.

Here’s a list of tips on how to weigh good science from bad. Combine that with my video on “How to Read Science News" and you’ll be in pretty good shape and shall never be led astray: 

(via rileahvanderbilt)

Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms Pt3

Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms Pt3

Here’s a third list of alternate terms to said, focusing on setting for tone.

barked
bawled
beamed
bellowed
bleated
boomed
cackled
chattered
cheered
choked
clucked
cried
croaked
crowed
declaimed
drawled
groaned
grumbled
grunted
jeered
joked
laughed
mimicked
mumbled
murmured
muttered
nagged
ordered
ranted
roared
scolded
shouted
shrieked
smiled
smirked
snapped
snarled
sneered
squeaked
wailed
whisperedto speak sharply or loudly; shout

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Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms Pt2

Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms Pt2

Here’s a second list of alternate terms to said, focused on explanations.

addressed
answered
asserted
assured
broke in
cautioned
claimed
concluded
confided
described
explained
finished
quipped
implied
noted
promised
puzzled
reckoned
rejoined
replied
responded
retorted
returned
speculated
surmised to speak directly to sme, respond or answer
to respond to a question
to add or offer additional information
to soothe,…

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Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms

Writer’s Tip- Alt-Said Terms

As a writer, one of the problems that can come up is how to say “said” without using that word.  After the first few chapters, you need to have a different way to explain characters talking- here’s a list to give you a hand.

added
advised
called
complained
congratulated
continued
stated
announced
asserted
commented
declared
informed
lied
observed
offered
mentioned
protested
quoted
recalled
related
reminded
remar…

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20 Top Rules for Writers - from Stephen King

20 Top Rules for Writers – from Stephen King

Stephen King- look, you know who he is, so I’m not going to insult you by giving an overview.  That said, below are his top 20 rules for writers.  Setting aside if you’re a fan of his, one must admit he knows a thing or three about the craft of writing, so I would listen up (or whatever the reading version of that is- read up?  Word up?)  Learn them, live them.

1. First write for yourself, and…

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Hell via Michigan

So Dave is driving home in winter in Dearborn, and while turning left gets broadsided by semi slipping on a patch of black ice.

He wakes up in Hell, and is immediately shredded, branded, and thrown into a rock quarry- breaking rocks, pushing them to…

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Sala Kakuhle, MadibaAs you know (or know now), Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed today, peacefully, at the age of 95.View Post

Sala Kakuhle, Madiba

As you know (or know now), Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed today, peacefully, at the age of 95.

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gallifrey208:

Loving my TARDIS dress 😊

Amazeballs…

gallifrey208:

Loving my TARDIS dress 😊

Amazeballs…