We’re knights of the Round Table
We dance whene’er we’re able
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable
We dine well here in Camelot
We eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.
“There is still good in him.”
Just thinking out-loud here:
I love the psychology behind Darth Vader. He feels irredeemable because he betrayed the Jedi Order, he killed the “younglings” (I hate how young Jedi are called that), and he murdered his (pregnant) wife. Possibly he was truly irredeemable until he had the realization of Luke’s heritage. Darth Vader and the Lost Command certainly showed us that he thinks of his deceased wife on a regular basis, and that he stills feels remorse towards his actions - especially his actions towards Padme. Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison shows us that he is deadly and ruthless - he won’t let anything stand in his way. So in the end Darth Vader is a handbag of different emotions. He feels both anger and remorse at the same time. Maybe that’s what separates him from other members of the Sith. Darth Vader, unlike Dooku, Maul, and Palpatine, feels remorse for (at least some) of his actions. Maybe that’s why Luke is able to bring his father back to the light side of the force.
If you have ever (for whatever reason – that’s none of our business) locked yourself in a dark closet and peeled Scotch tape from its holder, you may have noticed a tiny bit of light. The tape actually emits a faint luminescence when it’s being separated. It’s due to a phenomenon known as triboluminescence, which has been documented as far back as the 17th century. In the 1950s, Soviet researchers claimed that unrolling sticky tape resulted also in the release of X-rays, but no one really bothered to follow up on that study until now.
A group of researchers at UCLA decided to test the X-ray claims recently. Using a machine to unroll the tape at 3 centimeters/second in a vacuum, they measured the electromagnetic output. The short bursts of X-rays lasted for about a billionth of a second each and output 300,000 X-ray photons. The researchers were even able to prove the presence of the X-rays by producing pictures of their finger bones. There’s no need to worry about getting a super-dose of radiation while taping the paper on birthday presents, though; the phenomenon seems to work only when the tape is in a vacuum.
The applications for this new knowledge are kind of sketchy at this point. The research team thinks that it may be useful for making cheaper X-ray machines or even for aiding in nuclear fusion. Both seem a little far-fetched, but harnessing this little-understood physical phenomenon may even create new, unforeseen possibilities in the future.
♡ Hearted from: http://thehouseofrisingsun.tumblr.com/post/47877814818
Fantastic 3 color screen print of the DL-44.
Ya know I’ve always been curious as to why it has a scope…did Han ever camp and snipe fools? Outtakes maybe? I think I’ll write Blastech.
By: AndThankYouForFlying AKA Sean Dove