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This is mainly for those who I'll be GMing for in the near future. Pay it no mind... unless, of course, you're curious to see how big of a geek I am. XD

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I have WAY too many screencaps to put in a Capslock Bleach post; especially of the Eleventh Division. So, here's a sampling of things that they did this week!
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The Saga of Ukitake's Crackfic Wedding

Okay, so. Recently, on capslock_bleach , there has been a trend of Sims Sunday posts, where people post screenshots of things that have happened to their Bleach Sims that week. It inspired me to start up a new file on The Sims 2, and to go on an extra-content-downloading frenzy. After making some Bleach Sims of my own and setting them loose in Veronaville, I figured I'd use some of the extra content I got from Genesims to make some OCs of mine that I had never been satisfied with when I'd tried to make them before in The Sims.

Namely because they're not human.

Guess who my Ukitake decided to fall in love with.

If only I could change "Veronaville" to "Land of Crossover Crackfic..." XDCollapse )

Weekly Scientific Fact (albeit a late one!)

I just realized, I missed two weeks' worth of scientific facts! ^^' I'm sorry, folks... I've been busy with finals. To make up for it, I'll post two this week, and two next week.

So, for the first scientific fact of this week...

Everyone knows that cats have vertical slit pupils, but did you know that sheep and goats have horizontal oval-shaped pupils? Horses do, too, although they're harder to see. Horses typically have darker irises than sheep or goats.

Weekly Scientific Fact

All lipids are insoluble in water. In fact, that's what makes them lipids; by definition, biomolecules that cannot be dissolved in aqueous solutions are lipids. This includes steroids, some vitamins, fatty acids, triglycerides (three fatty acids attached to a glycerol base), and a variety of other compounds.

As a side note, "fat" as we know it is just a triglyceride. "Saturated" fats and fatty acids are ones which contain no double bonds on their hydrophobic "tails" (the chain of carbon molecules attached to the lipid's more polar, hydrophilic head). They are saturated with hydrogen molecules at every carbon. "Unsaturated" fatty acids have double bonds between some of the carbons; most often, these bonds are at carbons 9, 12, and/or 15 on the chain.

Weekly Scientific Fact

The red/pink fleshy thing that hangs below a turkey's beak is called a wattle. Likewise, the red/pink fleshy thing that hangs over a turkey's beak is called a snood. Both the wattle and the snood change color from pink to brilliant red, depending on the turkey's mood. Both males (toms) and females (hens) have wattles and snoods, but the tom's are much bigger.

((Happy Thanksgiving to those reading this in the United States! If you're not in the United States, have a happy November 26th, regardless. :D))

((References: This, this, and this.))

Sorry for the double post, but...

So, um. You might have noticed that this week's scientific fact was a little late. That was for good reason... well, not a good reason, but a reason nonetheless.

Over the past few days, my computer has been freezing constantly whenever I've tried to use it for more than ten minutes. I took it in to a computer help-desk yesterday to look at, thinking that it might have been a virus of some kind... Well, long story short, my hard drive is borked.

Fortunately, my computer is still under warranty, so my computer's manufacturers are able to send me a new one for free, but I'm going to be very scarce online for the next few days while I sort things out. (I was really lucky; my warranty was running out in two days. XD) I need to back up all of my files and reinstall everything... If anyone who was roleplaying with me is reading this, do you mind if we pick up any threads later? I really can't spend any appreciable time online right now. ^^;

*goes back to work getting all her files in order*

Weekly Scientific Fact

The four nucleic acid residues found in DNA are adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. Adenine always pairs with thymine, and cytosine always pairs with guanine. (You might have heard people say "A to T, G to C" before as a way to remember it.) The bases themselves don't hold any information; it's the sequence that they are in on the DNA strands that holds all the information.

Weekly Scientific Fact

Chitin, the main component of insect exoskeletons and the cell walls of fungi, is a carbohydrate. Specifically, a polysaccharide composed of many subunits of N-acetylglucosamine (a glucose derivative).

(If you're a gamer and you ever wondered what chitin was when you saw it as a type of armor available in any RPG, you're welcome. ^^)