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Nov 10 '13

They happen really fast, the sunrises. Sometimes you specifically set the alarm on your watch to go watch the sunrise. And as you pull yourself down into the floor - and that’s where the huge, bulging window is, that we call the cupola - and there’s the world glowing dark underneath you. And you start to see a few faint tinges of a sunrise coming as it starts to light the upper atmosphere, and then bam. The sun just pops into view, roars into view, because we’re coming around the world at it so fast.

And you can actually watch the sun move away from the Earth. And the light from it initially comes through the atmosphere. So the whole station glows with the light of dawn, with - all the big solar arrays glow blood red, and then orange. And then, as the sun clears the atmosphere, and it’s directly on us, then they settle down to sort of an iridescent blue. And then you can see the dawn come across the world towards you.

And then you go back to work and wait another 92 minutes, and it happens again. It’s not to be missed, and I tried to watch as many sunrises and sunsets as the work would allow.

— Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks to Terry Gross.  (via npr)

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Nov 6 '13

So I have to turn Flight into a comedy for this class.

BECAUSE DYING ALONE IN SPACE IS SO HILARIOUS.

for real were snappy comebacks even allowed in the USSR?

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Oct 27 '13

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Oct 27 '13

Putting the final touches on the Flight screenplay.

Hopefully it’s not confusing, melodramatic crap.  >_>

Why does Russia have the best historical conspiracy theories?

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Oct 4 '13

Flight is either really horrible or really amazing

or maybe even both. 

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Oct 4 '13
Carina Round - For Everything a Reason (Things You Should Know)

musicmatchmaker:

For Everything a Reason by Carina Round, Things You Should Know

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Oct 1 '13

My screenwriting book suggests pitching my story ideas to strangers. So uh… how many of you all out there would watch a short film about a Soviet cosmonaut who’s fucked up his life by cheating on his wife with his best friend’s widow learning that he has to go on a suicide mission that’s killed his friends?

wtf is under-stated drama I can’t even

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Sep 30 '13

OOOH IDEA

So um I think for this project I’m going to do the ending of Flight.  I couldn’t make it work as a whole long story but I definitely think I can do something with a cosmonaut preparing to make a his suicide mission into space.  Yes this will work.

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Apr 23 '13

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Apr 9 '13

Meh. Maybe if I sit down and seriously start to re-think and re-structure teh story I can get something working. idk.

xP

maybe I should try writing about something that’s not Russia.

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Apr 9 '13

imagehijabeng replied to your post: *sigh* I probably really should try to write Flight, but I need more people advising me on it

Lol do you follow colchrishadfield’s tumblr? He’s awesome!

It’s his stuff that’s made me think I should work on Flight. xD

It’s about the “lost cosmonauts” conspiracy theory and one of the really tricky things that’s bogged me down tremendously (besides you know…. trying to get decent details on space/cosmonaut training/whatever) is that it takes pretty tremendous liberties with history.  And the story just didn’t develop very much for me and uuuugh I want it to work but it just refuses to work.

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Apr 9 '13

*sigh* I probably really should try to write Flight, but I need more people advising me on it

like actual Space people who can show me what happens when you cry in space and shit like that.

Talking to people from Tara helped tremendously with TPATW, maybe I can work up the nerve to like… talk to some Space geeks sometime.

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Apr 9 '13

sherlock-deduction:

thepirateking:

descepter:

Ever wonder what happens if you cry in space?

oh my GOD WHAT

man those are like fucking studio ghibli tears

OMG I REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW THIS

like for real I had a scene in Flight involving crying in space.

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Jan 15 '13

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Dec 20 '12
ohmyasian:

(via Pictures of the day: 20 December 2012 - Telegraph)2770. The Chopstick Smile. “Attendants for a newly opened high speed railway line from Xi’an to Beijing receive training on how to smile properly.” Kinda smart, actually!

ohmyasian:

(via Pictures of the day: 20 December 2012 - Telegraph)

2770. The Chopstick Smile. “Attendants for a newly opened high speed railway line from Xi’an to Beijing receive training on how to smile properly.” Kinda smart, actually!

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