FS: Grand Prix

I like figure skating. As should rapidly became apparent.

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is about ready to kick off.

We have the Rostelecom Cup first on the 20 October until 22 October in Moscow.

Next is Skate Canada on 27 October until October 29 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Third is the Cup of China on 3 November until 5 November in Beijing, China.

Fourth is the NHK Trophy on 10 November until 12 November in Osaka, Japan.

Fifth is the Internationaux de France on 17 November until 19 November in Grenoble, France.

Sixth is Skate America on 24 November until 26 November in Lake Placid, New York.

The Final will be held on 7 December until 10 December in Nagoya, Japan.

Skaters earn points based on their placement in each event and the top 6 in each discipline compete in the Final.

I may or may not post some squeeing after watching these competitions. We’ll see.

And looking over those kind of dates, knowing he had to do two of them, plus the Final with Nationals only about two weeks after the Final made me blink again at poor Yuri Katsuki from Yuri!!! on Ice’s stress levels.

Also makes me appreciate the hard work put in by the real skaters. Good luck you guys!

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Science: Solar System and Scale

While roaming the internet, I came across this neat video about the scale of our solar system.
If you’re like me, you have difficulty fully wrapping your brain around space distances. I understand intellectually that distance between objects in space is huge. But it can hard to visualize just how huge those distances are.
So maybe this video will help you get that picture in your head. It’s been helping me.

Check it out – To Scale: The Solar System

Thoughts: The Around Universe

For those who are curious, the What Goes Around Universe is an alternate universe post-canon fan fic of Magi written by Vathara aka the Crossover Queen. It can be read here or here.

I recently re-read it and my bunnies sometimes like to speculate. Remember, this is just me voicing some random thoughts about the world and the story without hogging her comment sections. Just to get it out of my head and into paper so the bunnies will quiet down about it for a while.

If Vathara finds any of this nonsense useful bunny feed, she is welcome to it. If not, that’s cool too.

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S&F Universe: Fic Nibble

Another tidbit from the Sea and Fire Universe. This one is well after the first one and should give you some idea of what my bunnies think of things like writing in chronological order . . .

Edit: Apparently while adding the cut, I accidentally deleted most of the text.

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Ja’far had heard that “may you live in interesting times” was considered a curse in certain parts of the world. In others it was a blessing.

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Sea and Fire Universe Fic bit

NOTE: My bunnies haven’t given me enough for a complete tale, just bits and pieces from various time frames that I’m still working on weaving into stories. But here’s one of those fragments.

“How long do you plan to continue this pointless exercise?”

“Pointless?” Yunan felt genuinely puzzled. “What is pointless about protecting the Dark Continent?”

“Nothing . . . if the Dark Continent was the whole of the world.” Her lips twisted into something that could be mistaken for a smile, provided you ignored that there was nothing happy in it. Or that her eyes were still cold and dead of feeling. “Everything since it is not.”

“Lady Sheba–”

“What? I am merely speaking the truth. It is rather pointless to ensure there is no corruption in the rukh and no Fallen here while allowing our enemies free reign to spread everywhere else. By ignoring them as long as they stay out of your little fiefdom, you are all but giving them all the power they need to destroy this world.”

He wanted to argue but he couldn’t. She was right. He knew she was right. He had been trying and failing to ignore that very fact for decades now.

“This cannot continue Yunan,” Sheba continued, her voice hardened with steely determination. “Solomon gave everything he had to save our people, to see that at least something of our world survived. I will not allow anyone to render his sacrifice worthless.”

There was emotion in her eyes now. Anger and determination in equal measure. “It will not be easy. It will not be fun. But this world is going to be saved.”