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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 03:44 pm

Posted by Megan Finley Horowitz

Copy and paste wedding Thank You notes (with real registry items) to help get you started
Fun thank you cards
I'm having a blast writing all our Thank You cards after our wedding. It's weird, I know! But I've always been good at writing Thank Yous in a way that feels fun. But more-often-than-not Thank You card-writing is seen as a tedious task. And not everyone is good at writing out their feels.

So I thought I'd help you cheat a little with some wedding Thank You note templates. (Illustrated with the real gifts from our registry.) So feel free to copy and paste these Thank Yous, and add any of these items to your registry, then make them all your own…

Copy and paste wedding Thank You notes (with real registry items) to help get you started
Marble and Wood Cheese Board

We can’t wait to Instagram the hell out of your very generous wedding gifts. (I mean… you basically chose the most ‘grammable items. You know us so well.)

[A cheese plate] #dinneriscoming and it's going to look gorgeous, thanks to you.
Copy and paste wedding Thank You notes (with real registry items) to help get you started
Granite mortar and pestle

Thank you so much for our awesome new [mortar and pestle]! We’re gonna [crush so much stuff in that thing], and it’s going to be so satisfying. I’m kind of obsessed with them. So thank you for gifting us something that’s going to bring us so much joy for so many years.

Copy and paste wedding Thank You notes (with real registry items) to help get you started
Joseph Joseph 9 Piece Nesting Bowls Set

Thank you for our [nesting bowl set] — it’s kind of a magical item, and I don’t what I did without it in my life. While we missed you so much at the wedding, a little part of you will now live in our kitchen (and our hearts… er… stomachs?) forever.

Copy and paste wedding Thank You notes (with real registry items) to help get you started
Petwant SmartFeeder

Thank you for our [robot pet feeder]! We used it IMMEDIATELY to go out-of-town and take a much-needed weekend of rest after all the wedding festivities. Knowing that [our cat was being fed (and being able to see him eat!)] fully helped us relax as much as possible.

Villeroy & Boch Ovid 12 Piece Stemware in a Boxed Set

Hey guys, thank you so much for you gifts of our [wine glasses]! Now that we have so much left over wine from the wedding, we are MORE than ready to put them to some good (and heavy) usage. That was extreeeeemely generous of you. Hopefully you can come over soon and help us use those glasses too.

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Hey guys! Thank you so much for your gift of our [Instant Pot]. We’ve already used it a lot more than you’d probably have expected from us. And It’s kind of embarrassing how much joy that thing brings me.

But don’t worry, we’ll never love our new pressure cooker as much we love you.

LSA International Pyramid Double Old Fashioned Tumbler

Thank you so much for the awesome gift of [whiskey glasses]. We’ve been using and enjoying hell out of them a lot. (No judgies.) Hopefully we’ll have you guys over soon to enjoy them with us, and we can cheers to your awesome friendship.

Mid-century nightstand from West Elm

Are you kidding me? You gave us the gift of [our bedside table]!? (Which is also the gift of one of us not rolling their eyes every time they see the [old ugly bedside table that it replaced] in our bedroom.)

That was so sweet and generous of you guys. Thank you both so much!

Gorham Studio 5-Piece Stainless Flatware Set

While we may not actually cook food in our kitchen (yet), we DO often eat at home… on [lovely silverware]… that we have a complete set of… thanks to you guys! Thank you both so much for your generous gift. At some point we should have you over to enjoy our new kick-ass silverware with us. (It’ll probably be over take-out though.)

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Bowl

Thank you so much for the gift of that awesome [giant bowl]! Is is weird to find a [bowl] sexy? We don’t know, but we do know that we’re very appreciative of the gift. We wish we could party with you at our wedding, but we’ll think lovingly of you every time we make [make salad].

Calphalon 10 Piece Classic Nonstick Cookware Set in Grey

You should have seen our faces when your giant box arrived and we opened to see [our entire set of pots and pans]. Thank you so much for helping us start our kitchen, and our lives as newlyweds who can actually cook things in their own home! That gift was incredibly generous and will make such a big impact for years to come.

Weber Spirit natural gas grill

Wow you guys! What an incredibly generous [donation] for the start of our new life together. We’ve decided to put it towards our [barbecue grill]. So, clearly, the next time you’re in LA you’re welcome to come over and we’ll [make something for you. (Um… once we learn how to barbecue.)]

We’re thankful to have such awesome [friends of family members] being so thoughtful. Thank you so much, and hopefully we’ll all see each other sooner than later.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017 08:24 pm

Posted by Phil Plait

It’s funny — in astronomy, you wouldn’t think split-second timing would be all that critical for getting a good shot of some cosmic object. After all, the galaxies, stars, planets, and more have been around for billions of years. What’s the hurry?

But then, you have to remember that not everything is just sitting out there waiting for the shutter to snap. Some thing are moving pretty rapidly, and if they’re close enough to us then the difference between getting a nice shot and a fantastic one can take less than a second.

Here, I can show you. Check this out!

ISS transiting the Sun between two huge sunspot groups. Credit: Dani Caxete

ISS transits the Sun between two huge sunspot groups. Credit: Dani Caxete

That is the Sun (duh), taken by Spanish astrophotographer Dani Caxete. He took this on September 5, 2017. At the time, those two big sunspots groups were visible (called Active Regions 12673 and 12674 (the former of which flared several times just days later) — in fact, they were big enough to be spotted with no optical aid; I saw them myself using my eclipse glasses left over from August.

But that’s not all that’s in the shot. Look again: Between the active regions is a decidedly more artificial spot:

Close-up of the ISS transiting the Sun between two huge sunspot groups. Credit: Dani Caxete

Close-up of the ISS transiting the Sun between two huge sunspot groups. Credit: Dani Caxete

 

Yup, Caxete caught the International Space Station as it transited the Sun! The ISS is orbiting the Earth at about 8 kilometers per second at a height above ground of just over 400 km (about 500 km from Caxete, who was in Madrid when he took the shot due to his angle). At that speed and distance, it takes very roughly a half a second to cross the face of the Sun.

To capture it, you can’t rely on tripping the shutter at the right time; it’s better to take video, and then select the frames that show the ISS. This image shows one such frame. Caxete made a nice little video showing his travel across the city, the equipment-setting-up, and then getting the shot:

 

Coooool. I like his ‘scope, too; it’s a Long Perng 80 mm f/6.8 refractor with a Lunt Solar Systems Herschel wedge (which filters the sunlight down to acceptable levels), and a Nikon D610 camera. There’s no substitute for good optics!

As Dani told me, he has something of “an obsession with the ISS”. He took this shot as well:

ISS transits the Moon

ISS transits the Moon. Credit: Dani Caxete

 

Nice. And he has lots of other such images he’s taken (including one I featured on the blog back in 2011, though the ISS had a visitor that day), and I suggest you scroll through them, because they’re very pretty.

Getting a shot like this takes some planning, too. The sky is big, and you have to be at the right spot at the right time to catch the ISS moving across a target like the Sun or Moon. Happily, software packages like CalSky (which is what Caxete uses) make that a lot easier; you give it a location and it can calculate what’s visible in the sky and where, including the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, and satellites (including potential transits near your location). It’s not too hard to use and fun to play with, so give it a try.

Not that getting a shot like this is easy. But with all this lovely tech we have handy, it’s a lot easier than it used to be. Still, it takes a lot of experience and perseverance… and a deep love of the chase. I don’t mind a chase myself, given the right circumstances (I traveled to Wyoming for the eclipse last month, after all), but in this case, I’m just glad experts like Caxete and others are willing to drop everything, even for just a short while, to provide the rest of us with such lovely images.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 01:45 pm

Posted by Catherine Clark

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride
Photos by Leslie Barbaro Photography

Susie and Jordan planned a casual reception with a cocktail party vibe to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. It was such a tight-knit group that every single person they invited was in attendance! They were married in a private ceremony with their parents a few days prior to their celebration, so they were focused on having everyone they love in the same place for a ton of fun. It was a seriously lovely fall-themed wedding. Here's how the couple explained it…

This was largely a DIY fall-themed wedding, so we selected every detail and quite a few things were handmade. We bought and arranged all of the flowers, made the favors (jars of Jordan’s homemade granola with paper crane name tags that Susie folded), carved the pumpkins (which were drilled to look like Moroccan lanterns and placed in the windows and around the grounds), and strung lights everywhere. The greatest thing about doing it this way was the amount of teamwork from family and friends that made everything come together. It was very special.

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall-themed wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

We knew that we didn’t want to have a time limit on the festivities, so we decided on a vacation rental so that we could make a long weekend out of it and have our family stay at the property with us. It was crucial that we were able to dance and hang out well into the evening. Ultimately, this beautiful house in New Paltz allowed for us to have a pre-wedding cookout the night before, the wedding dinner and cocktail party, an after party, and a brunch the following morning. We settled on the Hudson Valley area because we knew it would be beautiful in autumn and it’s also not too far for out-of-town guests.

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Our moms made miniature cheesecakes in three different flavors for dessert: chocolate, pumpkin, and vanilla bean. A big, elaborate cake felt too fancy, plus our moms are really excellent bakers. We even had a stash of vanilla beans that Jordan’s aunt had imported on her last trip to Bali! everything was delicious. We gave a cheeky nod to tradition with one large cheesecake with a ceramic cake topper of the bride is giving the groom a “love pinch."

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

Intimate, rustic DIY fall wedding celebration with red-dressed bride

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Photographer: Leslie Barbaro Photography • Dress: Anthropologie • Mens' Attire: Brooks Brothers • Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas • Caterer: Bridge Creek Catering

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 01:49 pm

Posted by Ariel Meadow Stallings

Moses Sumney's Aromanticism album cover

A musician I adore named Moses Sumney has a new album out today called Aromanticism. It's an exploration of our cultural fixation on romantic love, something that Moses says he's never experienced.

This of course echoes some of Carrie Jenkins' writings in What Love Is: And What It Could Be about amatonormativity, the concept that everyone should want to be in a romantic relationship.

Then I'm reminded of this article: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? and all the news about how teens aren't having as much sex.

And then I think about this post I wrote years ago about how my grandchildren will shock me

In that post, I mused about android lovers or underage lovers, but now I think to myself: what if the way my grandchildren will shock me is not by falling in love with this kind of person or that kind of person or even that kind of robot… what if they just STOP FALLING IN ROMANTIC LOVE COMPLETELY!?

And then my head blows up, because, I mean, if I believe in anything, I believe in romantic love. But then again, I don't know WHY I do. Certainly it's full of pain and heartbreak and risk and challenge and it's contextual and historical and… but… I… but I do!

But then again, what if every love song was about the Broad City kind of love?

I mean, that wouldn't be a bad thing! We could use more love stories about different kinds of love!

Then I'm reminded of this song:

With these lyrics:

Do you believe, believe in love?
In all kinds of love, not just the ones you understand
Do you believe, believe in love?
In all kinds of love, in all kinds of love

And I think of how, while I am obsessed with romantic love and spend much of my time walking around dusting my life keeping it tidy and ready for whenever that particular kind of love may reappear, the daily relationships that bring me the most joy are the friendships with folks who can compassionately call me on my shit and lovingly push me to be my best self. There aren't many songs about that kind of love.

In the meantime, we've got Moses' songs like this:

Lyrics, for those who want to read along:

Hollow one
With inverted tongue
From whence does fulfillment come?

When I expel
From this mortal shell
Will I die for living numb?

Am I vital
If my heart is idle
Am I doomed?

I feel you
But nobody else
Though you’re someone I can’t see
Yet you say nothing
Of the stoic suffering
That stirs lukewarm in me
If lovelessness is godlessness
Will you cast me to the wayside
Well I feel the peeling
Of half-painted ceilings
Reveal the covering of a blank sky

Am I vital
If my heart is idle
Am I doomed?
Cradle me
So I can see
If I’m doomed
Am I vital
If my heart is idle
Am I doomed?
Cradle me
So I can see
If I’m doomed.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 01:00 pm

Posted by Jen

 

 

Thanks Julie A. for the cake, the cake for Kuzco, the cake chosen specially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco's cake.

That cake?

*****

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 11:45 am

Posted by Catherine Clark

Would you use frozen condoms to soothe your lady parts?
Condom Rubber Stamp from Crass Stamps
Post-pregnancy people and new mamas: have you heard about this trick to help soothe vaginal trauma post childbirth? The irony of using pregnancy prevention methods to make your vagina feel better post-baby isn't lost on us.

Apparently filling the condoms with water and having them on hand is just a tricksy way of having a perfectly shaped ice pack at the ready. It's basically just a homemade version of this kind of product. For external use only, of course!

There are even doctors giving the thumbs up to condoms as ice packs…

Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, tells SELF that she and her colleagues used to make these for new moms in the hospital when she was in her residency. “We had a whole freezer full of them at the hospital," she says, noting they were for external use.

Let the store clerk have a good giggle at a pregnant person buying a big box of condoms if you want. Also note that some mamas recommend a few other things to help with post-partum pain:

  • a spray bottle of warm water
  • maxi pad–shaped disposable ice packs (like these)
  • witch hazel cooling pads (like these)
  • ibuprofen or acetaminophen

Are you planning to fill up some condom balloons to soothe your downstairs parts post-pregnancy? What pain management wisdom can you share with us?

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  • Sara: I just gave birth in July, and they made ice packs for me at the hospital out of a newborn… [Link]
  • another lady (post prego): also, all of the bullet pointed items the hospital actually gave me (nurses encourage you to take them home and… [Link]
  • another lady (post prego): Had a vag birth (and tore, so needed stitches) and was told by doctor not to put anything up there… [Link]

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Friday, September 22nd, 2017 10:21 am

Posted by morbane

We have been working on the tag set for 144 hours, and the number of individual fandom nominations has gone down from 5058 to 618. There are 2779 approved fandoms now in the tag set. We’re in the home stretch! (The not very fast home stretch.)


Please help us with the following issues:

2017 Oscars RPF / Academy Awards RPF - These were each submitted with the same character nominations: Andrew Garfield and Dev Patel. Nominators, do you have a strong preference as to what fandom label is used?

Chronicles of the Raven - James Barclay - Ry Darrick only seems to appear in the sequel trilogy; is that incorrect, or does this fandom label cover both trilogies? We’d also appreciate a little more information on the Unknown Warrior.

Dallas Stars (Hockey RPF) - Justin Courtnall does not appear to belong in this category; please comment, or we will either move him to another category (if an appropriate one exists) or reject him. It is not clear to us that Katie Hoaldridge is a celebrity in her own right; could the nominator please give their reasoning?

動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー | Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger - the character Insarn does not seem to belong here. Did you mean Naria?

Element of Fire - Martha Wells - this is nominated with the characters Giliead (Ile-Rien), Ilias (Ile-Rien), and Tremaine Valiarde. The characters don’t seem to match the fandom. Nominator, would you prefer to change the fandom or the characters?

Forgotten Realms - for Khelben Arunsun, is Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun or Khelben Arunsun the Younger meant, please?

Giant Robo - This is nominated with the characters Alberto (Giant Robo), Ginrei (Giant Robo), Hanzui (Giant Robo), Ivan (Giant Robo), Kenji Murasame (Giant Robo), Shokatsuryou Koumei, Sunny the Magician, Taisou (Giant Robo), Tetsugyu (Giant Robo), and Youshi (Giant Robo). As far as we can tell, this is a mix of 1960 and 1990s anime. Nominators, could you please confirm which media you want and if they should be separated out or sent through together?

合法ドラッグ | Gouhou Drug | Legal Drug - the character Watanuki Kimihiro doesn’t seem to belong here. Nominator, could you please clarify?

No Game No Life - Kamiya Yuu - we're a little confused by the character 『 』| Kuuhaku | Blank. Could the nominator please give their reasoning for nominating this character separately?

Numbers (Anthropomorphic) - There are multiple sets of nominations for this fandom. Going by fandom spelling, respectively, the characters nominated are:
  • -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 7, Golden Ratio, Pi

  • -128, -i, 0.5, 12, 16, 256, i, sqrt(2)

  • 666, e, j, k

The last set in particular is confusing us. Do j and k together (without i?) refer to components of a unit vector? Or, if j and k refer to unrelated concepts, is j being used as notation for the square root of negative one, or something else, and what is k? Is this meant to denote 1000? Nominators, please elaborate on your thinking.

Smosh - the characters nominated are Keith Leak Jr., Noah Grossman, Olivia Sui, and Shayne Topp. Could the nominator please clarify if this is a nomination for RPF, or for fictionalized characters that share the names of the real people?

Trial and Error (TV 2017) - We can't find the character Anne Cox. Could the nominator please confirm and give us pointers to when she appeared?

You Could Make a Life Series - Taylor Fitzpatrick - we can’t find the characters Mason Draper and Nate Wozniak. Could the nominator(s) give us pointers, please?



All Media Types fandoms
We need clarification from the person (or people) who nominated the following fandoms. Please specify a single version of the canon and provide a link to your nominations page so we can confirm the nomination. If these aren't answered, the fandoms will be rejected:
  • Kino no Tabi | Kino's Journey - All Media Types, characters: Kino (Kino no Tabi)

  • Kurosagi - All Media Types, characters: Kashina Masaru, Katsuragi Toshio, Kurosaki (Kurosagi), Yoshikawa Tsurara

  • The Martian - All Media Types, characters: Beth Johanssen, Chris Beck, Mark Watney (The Martian - All Media Types)

  • Paint Your Wagon, characters: Ben Rumson, Elizabeth (Paint Your Wagon), Schermerhorn (Paint Your Wagon), Sylvester Newel. Did you want the movie or the musical, please?

  • Rookies - Morita Masanori & Related Fandoms , characters: Aniya Keiichi, Kawatou Kouichi, Mikoshiba Tooru, Shinjou Kei

  • A Room With a View - All Media Types, characters: Charlotte Bartlett, Eleanor Lavish

  • 屍者の帝国 | Shisha no Teikoku | Empire of Corpses - All Media Types, characters: Alexei Karamazov, Friday, John Watson (Shisha no Teikoku), Nikolai Krasotkin

  • XCOM (Video Games) & Related Fandoms, characters: Firebrand, Lily Shen (XCOM), The Commander (XCOM)



Ensemble characters
We will accept labels like “the Council” or “the hunters” for characters in cases where the ensemble does not have different distinct characters in it. For the following fandom, please either confirm that there are no distinct characters in the group, or pick a single character out of the group you’ve nominated:
  • Compendium of World Knowledge - John Hodgman - Hobos, possibly also Cryptozoologists (?)




If you are commenting about your own nomination to say what you would like done with characters or fandoms, please link your nominations page! It is the page you get by clicking ‘My Nominations’ from the tag set.

If you notice any problems with your nominations - mis-spellings, etc - feel free to comment on this post.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 10:16 pm
We have been working on the tag set for 144 hours, and the number of individual fandom nominations has gone down from 5058 to 618. There are 2779 approved fandoms now in the tag set. We’re in the home stretch! (The not very fast home stretch.)


Please help us with the following issues:

2017 Oscars RPF / Academy Awards RPF - These were each submitted with the same character nominations: Andrew Garfield and Dev Patel. Nominators, do you have a strong preference as to what fandom label is used?

Chronicles of the Raven - James Barclay - Ry Darrick only seems to appear in the sequel trilogy; is that incorrect, or does this fandom label cover both trilogies? We’d also appreciate a little more information on the Unknown Warrior.

Dallas Stars (Hockey RPF) - Justin Courtnall does not appear to belong in this category; please comment, or we will either move him to another category (if an appropriate one exists) or reject him. It is not clear to us that Katie Hoaldridge is a celebrity in her own right; could the nominator please give their reasoning?

動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー | Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger - the character Insarn does not seem to belong here. Did you mean Naria?

Element of Fire - Martha Wells - this is nominated with the characters Giliead (Ile-Rien), Ilias (Ile-Rien), and Tremaine Valiarde. The characters don’t seem to match the fandom. Nominator, would you prefer to change the fandom or the characters?

Forgotten Realms - for Khelben Arunsun, is Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun or Khelben Arunsun the Younger meant, please?

Giant Robo - This is nominated with the characters Alberto (Giant Robo), Ginrei (Giant Robo), Hanzui (Giant Robo), Ivan (Giant Robo), Kenji Murasame (Giant Robo), Shokatsuryou Koumei, Sunny the Magician, Taisou (Giant Robo), Tetsugyu (Giant Robo), and Youshi (Giant Robo). As far as we can tell, this is a mix of 1960 and 1990s anime. Nominators, could you please confirm which media you want and if they should be separated out or sent through together?

合法ドラッグ | Gouhou Drug | Legal Drug - the character Watanuki Kimihiro doesn’t seem to belong here. Nominator, could you please clarify?

No Game No Life - Kamiya Yuu - we're a little confused by the character 『 』| Kuuhaku | Blank. Could the nominator please give their reasoning for nominating this character separately?

Numbers (Anthropomorphic) - There are multiple sets of nominations for this fandom. Going by fandom spelling, respectively, the characters nominated are:
  • -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 7, Golden Ratio, Pi

  • -128, -i, 0.5, 12, 16, 256, i, sqrt(2)

  • 666, e, j, k

The last set in particular is confusing us. Do j and k together (without i?) refer to components of a unit vector? Or, if j and k refer to unrelated concepts, is j being used as notation for the square root of negative one, or something else, and what is k? Is this meant to denote 1000? Nominators, please elaborate on your thinking.

Smosh - the characters nominated are Keith Leak Jr., Noah Grossman, Olivia Sui, and Shayne Topp. Could the nominator please clarify if this is a nomination for RPF, or for fictionalized characters that share the names of the real people?

Trial and Error (TV 2017) - We can't find the character Anne Cox. Could the nominator please confirm and give us pointers to when she appeared?

You Could Make a Life Series - Taylor Fitzpatrick - we can’t find the characters Mason Draper and Nate Wozniak. Could the nominator(s) give us pointers, please?



All Media Types fandoms
We need clarification from the person (or people) who nominated the following fandoms. Please specify a single version of the canon and provide a link to your nominations page so we can confirm the nomination. If these aren't answered, the fandoms will be rejected:
  • Kino no Tabi | Kino's Journey - All Media Types, characters: Kino (Kino no Tabi)

  • Kurosagi - All Media Types, characters: Kashina Masaru, Katsuragi Toshio, Kurosaki (Kurosagi), Yoshikawa Tsurara

  • The Martian - All Media Types, characters: Beth Johanssen, Chris Beck, Mark Watney (The Martian - All Media Types)

  • Paint Your Wagon, characters: Ben Rumson, Elizabeth (Paint Your Wagon), Schermerhorn (Paint Your Wagon), Sylvester Newel. Did you want the movie or the musical, please?

  • Rookies - Morita Masanori & Related Fandoms , characters: Aniya Keiichi, Kawatou Kouichi, Mikoshiba Tooru, Shinjou Kei

  • A Room With a View - All Media Types, characters: Charlotte Bartlett, Eleanor Lavish

  • 屍者の帝国 | Shisha no Teikoku | Empire of Corpses - All Media Types, characters: Alexei Karamazov, Friday, John Watson (Shisha no Teikoku), Nikolai Krasotkin

  • XCOM (Video Games) & Related Fandoms, characters: Firebrand, Lily Shen (XCOM), The Commander (XCOM)



Ensemble characters
We will accept labels like “the Council” or “the hunters” for characters in cases where the ensemble does not have different distinct characters in it. For the following fandom, please either confirm that there are no distinct characters in the group, or pick a single character out of the group you’ve nominated:
  • Compendium of World Knowledge - John Hodgman - Hobos, possibly also Cryptozoologists (?)




If you are commenting about your own nomination to say what you would like done with characters or fandoms, please link your nominations page! It is the page you get by clicking ‘My Nominations’ from the tag set.

If you notice any problems with your nominations - mis-spellings, etc - feel free to comment on this post.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 12:00 am
An assortment.
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Hey! I'm going to be at Thought Bubble this coming Sept 23-24! I'll even have Coyote plushies for sale!
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 01:47 am

Posted by (@NWSFlagstaff)

It has been a windy day across northern Arizona. Here are the peak gusts observed through 530 PM MST. It will remain breezy overnight.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 12:00 am
The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) departed from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute at the end of August, 2017, on a mission to understand how gases and particles present in the ocean get into the atmosphere and influence clouds and climate. This is the third voyage of the NAAMES project. Read more about their 2017 expedition.