A vendor pushing a bicycle through the streets overloaded with fruit for sale, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Presented as part of our series Lensblr: Refocused
Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.
Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.
“I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”
Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.
And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.
Male villains come in the following flavors:
- Mad scientist
- Hideous monster (usually male because of gender pronouns, not male animal characteristics)
- Greedy CEO
- Dark lord
- Corrupted by power
- Criminally insane
- Antivillain with an interesting backstory
- Somebody who uses their incredibly destructive powers
- Cult leader
- Manifestation of darkness
- Manipulator (nonsexual)
- And much, much more!
Female villains generally come in four flavors:
- Innocent but deadly
- Seductress/sexual manipulator
- Forced into evil, usually by a male
- Occasionally, if an author is feeling *progressive*, nature-themed and extremely powerful, since women are often perceived as being closer to nature
Can we have some more awesome female villains who fall on the first list?
Seared salmon with sautéed white beans and bacon, basil sauce.
Submitted to MasterChef by frenchcuisse
Basil sauce - A handful of basil blended with vegetable oil. Season with salt & pepper.
White beans / bacon - Cook the white beans (I followed the instructions on the bag) then reserve. As soon as the salmon is almost cooked, (depending on how you like it) in a pan, cook the sliced bacon, add the white beans, chopped chives, and season with salt & pepper. Do not sauté for too long, plate the beans as soon as possible to prevent it from getting too oily.
Salmon - Score the skin, season with salt and pepper on both sides and sear skin side first on high heat then slowly reduce the heat to mid-high to prevent the salmon from burning. Once the skin is crispy, flip it, cook the flesh side for a minute or so until brown, then back on it’s skin. Add a good tablespoon of unsalted butter to the pan, a few sprigs of thyme, oregano, and a few cloves of garlic. Start basting the fish for a good 10 - 15 seconds. Finish cooking to your liking.
Basket - Salmon, bacon, yogurt, mint, basil, white rice, white beans, balsamic vinegar.
An invisible force at the center of our galaxy
Scientists have theorized that our Milky Way galaxy has a super massive black hole at the center of it, but how did this idea come about? How do astronomers measure something that has actually never been seen in our telescopes?
Above is an animation of star movements in our galaxy over the past 16 years. They all orbit around a point that emits no light in our galaxy. We can measure the mass of these stars and calculate that their orbits require an object with the mass of 4 million Suns. So far this points to a super massive black hole in our galaxy.