According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
this was a childrens show
actually this show talked about sex and periods and making out and all that stuff frequently and to this day its like the only accurate portrayal of teenagers ive seen in media so yea
go watch it on netflix
Your name is ELSALA ARENDE - though you prefer to go by ELSA - and you have a DANGEROUS SECRET.
Despite your blood making you HEIRESS TO THE EMPIRE, you harbor a MUTATION that you must hide - in addition to the minor one which affects your hair’s pigmentation. Typically, highbloods are stronger and more durable at the expense of a lack of the powers lowbloods possess; however, you are WEAK AND FRAIL AS A LOWBLOOD and possess a power of your own: THE POWER TO CONTROL ICE AND COLD.
Perhaps your mutation might not be so bad were it not THE CAUSE FOR YOUR EVERYDAY FEAR AND PARANOIA. After all, as heiress to the EMPRESS’S THRONE, she could come to challenge you any day - and you know that you would not stand a chance against her. When you were younger, you had your LUSUS to protect you; but your lusus has been dead for a while now, so there is NOTHING LEFT TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY.
Not even your MOIRAIL is aware of your powers - and you are fortunate that she is not. Two sweeps ago, you LOST CONTROL of them and hurt her, killing her lusus in the process, but she did not remember any of what had happened upon waking up, and you are content to leave things that way.
Your CRIPPLING FEAR of your powers becoming known has caused you to lead an altogether boring life in order to CONCEAL THEM, locking yourself away in your room and trying to teach yourself NOT TO FEEL. Thankfully, you have your HUSKTOP and can still maintain contact with the outside world so long as you DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS GET THE BETTER OF YOU. (You’ve ruined a husktop or two that way before.)
IM SORRY I DONT KNOW WHAT IM DOING BUT THIS HAPPENED AND YE
HELL FUCKING YE
I WANTED TO DRAW THAT BEAUTIFUL QUEEN
SOMEONE DRAW ANNA PLEASE