I read ch55 and this is all I ended up doodling as warm-ups……
ugh look at all the beautiful Erwins though
Just so you know, shouting “LEVI JOIN MY KICKBALL TEAM” is going to be a thing I do for the next few days.
Reminder to self: after midnight is a terrible time to think about your worth in regards to:
a) your ability to write
b) your ability to make friends on tumblr
c) your ability to “do fandom”
d) your ability to do pretty much anything other than lie on the floor wishing you made a different kind of tea
because you will find yourself lacking and wanting to make maudlin posts saying “will talk about fic w u 4 please talk to me please aarshdgkjsk.”
Second reminder to self:
Just do it.
Dang these new outfits *^*
Levi stop. I never wanted to love you and you are making this fucking painful for me I am a grown woman I have a job I don’t know if I want to wear what you’re wearing or wear you
Observe this bird and stop having such a shitty day
I love these guys
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN MARCO FAINTED IN EPISODE 8
HE STAYED CALM DURING ARMIN’S PLAN TO DISTRACT THE TITANS
HE KEPT EVERYONE FROM FREAKING OUT
AND THEN ONCE IT WAS ALL OVER HE JUST
TINY ARMIN EVEN HAD TO CATCH HIM
MARCO YOU ADORABLE BABY
The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa.
If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. End of story.
The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing? This picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation.
I wonder if they could get pictures in colour now or maybe get an accurate heat reading off of that thing, if it’s still all there.
It’s crazy to think that something can be that strong that it would kill you by just looking at it. Though it’s understandable. I’d like a heat reading off of it.
Oh my god
I have such a science boner right now
Do you know how fucking dense that must be to weigh hundreds of tons?
Pretty fucking dense.
I found this video for anyone who wants to see a video of the thing (although it’s not the best quality). This thing is a serious monster. I have a little trouble deciphering this Wikipedia article, but from what I gather, this thing weighs 1,200 tons (2,400,000 pounds - a number I cannot even begin to fathom) and is only losing about 22 pounds of uranium per year. It resists its environment and if the shelter is improved, that loss is expected to drop.
I am simply astounded by the sheer power and properties of radiation and nuclear power plants. This is seriously scary stuff. Not to mention its effects on humans. i find deformed humans very, very unnerving. The mutations that radiation cause are the worst, in my opinion, than say, genetic mutations. This video shows some of the mutations from the Chernobyl meltdown (warning: these are very disturbing images, so view at your own risk).
Here’s another website with a collection of Chernobyl pictures, mostly of the building itself (no mutation pictures, so unless you’re upset by major destruction, this is a really cool look-through). This is my favorite picture because it really shows the dripping of the radioactive fuel/debris lava out of the valve. I just find it so absolutely terrifying that something like this could ever happen. Radiation is seriously scary stuff. What I want to know is how they took that picture.
Oh holy shit this is terrifying. The color just makes it worse. It’s like a volcano erupted indoors. Which is probably a pretty accurate analogy, plus tons of radiation to go with it. “”Corium” is only formed during a reactor meltdown as a product of the solid fuel fissioning uncontrollably. This super-hot fuel turns into a liquid and melts its way through steel, concrete, and whatever else that might be in contact with it. So it’s a mixture of fuel and various building materials,” the admin says in the comments.
This article says that Chernobyl will stay radioactive for 100,000 years.
Radiation is just unfathomably scary stuff.
Okay I just remembered this and I regretted not tagging it so I found it again through google and yeah wow I still can’t get over this… It’s so horrible yet at the same time it’s astoundingly intriguing? It’s like a real-life eldritch abomination.
this is some real life scp shit right here
(that video. the helicopter just fucking melts out of the sky. it was terrifying and I wish I hadn’t watched it.)
I’m watching the videos on it now. The whole ordeal is just unnerving and eerie.
Chernobyl is my ghost story.
This post is incredibly interesting, as are the reactions to it, but I do want to make a quick point that if you choose to watch the “mutations” video, you should know that its statement that “thousands were killed” as a result of the initial explosion and meltdown blatantly wrong - the actual explosion killed about 31 people, all of whom were in the plant at the time, and while radiation was shot miles into the air, it didn’t cause people to just spontaneously drop dead. Were thousands of people ultimately affected by the accident? Yes. Did thousands of people risk their lives to try to put out the fires and contain the disaster, and did many of them later suffer radiation-related problems? Yes. But this was not an event like dropping an atomic weapon directly on a city.
As to the “helicopter melting” shot, the main rotor of the helicopter actually collided with the crane you can see it passing, causing it to crash. The entire crew was killed, but it wasn’t a direct “because radiation then death” causality.
That being said, the pictures and the resources are incredible, and the dialogue is endlessly important. I will never stop being horrified and fascinated by Chernobyl.
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