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17 August 2006 @ 02:59 am
Perhaps I'm a bit late in the "omg! Astronomy!" game but we'll soon have 12 planets in our solar system. Yes. Well. Vote's up August 24 but for now I can go "ooh~"

The three are Ceres, (the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt, it used to be considered a planet way back when), Charon (Pluto's largest moon) and Xena (2003 UB313 right now, it hasn't really gotten around to being officially named yet, and is basically a gigantic lump of ice bigger than Pluto farther out in the solar system).

So yes. Pluto (which will still officially be a planet still, yay!), Charon and Xena will all be called 'plutons', making them different from the eight classical planets. Ceres is just... there. And very asteroid-like in the middle.

This all came about because of some debate over the formal definition of a 'planet'. I'm amused because if these three were able to slip through and gain planetary status, there's a good chance that Neptune's moons will also count. Try making the elementary school kids memorize all those!

All said and done, finding this out has A) made my inner astronomy geek incredibly happy and B) laugh out loud at the total insta-AUing of Sailor Moon canon.

In other news: acrylics are not my friends. Watercolors = my slave for life. Guache = hired help. Oils = working agreement. Acrylics? As I explained to Caelin, it won't go on clean, I can't get the right amount of water to mix it with, it clumps on the canvas, and COMES OFF IN BLOTCHES. Apparently I am the only one this happens to so... GLARGH! D:

In about two nights' efforts, I have down: two eyes, a vague beginning at eyelashes, and about half of each eyebrow. Methinks this might take awhile, especially considering what I have planned... let's see if it turns out. :S

(Wow, first time I used the saved draft thingummy, hurray! Entry didn't get deleted, though I doubt many people care. ^-^)
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: HYDE - COUNTDOWN
Sarahstarbuck on August 17th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
I enjoy the new planets -- but Charon really isn't a moon of Pluto so it's only fair - they orbit each other, Charon doesn't orbit Pluto, but they are a neat binary-esque planet system
Stephanie: just a dollmirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Mmm yes, I know. I've always just called it its moon because. Well. Tiny. ^_^
rinoa.aetheristic on August 17th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)

Sailor Ceres becomes the most powerful of the four Amazoness Senshi because, well, she's a PLANET now, a minor one, not just an asteroid. So she'll get special attacks and stuff and the other four will just stick with their combination shit. Sailor Charon and Sailor Xena will randomly appear, and become a smaller division of Senshi called something like the New Senshi, along with Sailor Ceres. They'll be violently in opposition to the Inners and Outers while at the same time trying to defend them, and.... XDXDXDXDXD

Okay, I've had enough now. *laughs*
Stephanie: my kind of cactuarmirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
I always liked Charon... I figured anyone from there would be male and Pluto's consort 'cause... yeah, I want it that way. :3 Xena will just appear in leather bondage gear and toss a chakram at everyone before spiriting away to go gallivanting with Mars. ;p
rinoa.aetheristic on August 19th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Mmm, Mars and Xena.... I mean......XD
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 20th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
Exactly. EXACTLY. ^_^
dracolicious13dracolicious13 on August 17th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
i think your problem with acrylics maybe the quality of the paint...O.O..and you're not really supposed to mix them with water...lol ( acrylics is the only friend she has besides a pencil)
Stephanie: koda kumi cornrowsmirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Sigh, you think? I don't know, I think I'm just not used to the drying time for it.

And... you're not? o.O; I could've sworn I remember acrylics to be water-soluble. They work when I do that anyway, if I pay more attention to how the hell it dries. @.@; (It's turning out decently though, yay! :3)
dracolicious13dracolicious13 on August 18th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
well yes they are water soluble..but when you do that they dry faster..in my experience anyway..and yes since acrylics do dry faster you have to work faster..its a pain..i would know T__T
myriadofcolour on August 17th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ahh Sailor Moon... I dunno I got nothing. Yay scientific debates?
Stephanie: sasunaru kissmirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Come now, think of the childhood! :3 Good times had by all. ^_^
myriadofcolour on August 18th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Well Sailor Ceres was one of ym favourites :3 it was my favorite arc despite the fact that everyone hated it. Chibiusa isn't as horrifyingly annoying in Japanese. I really want to watch it again <_< haha! It's all your fault.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
I liked that arc too actually. Pretty pony. ^-^; And the kids were cute. :3
Nananinanani on August 18th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I heard of this too XD

Ceres is the only thing in the belt worthy of Planetdom. Ceres is cool. Asteroids just aren't quite cool enough for Ceres anymore.
Stephanie: utada hikaru goodbyemirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Indeed. About time it regained its former glory as a planet. :3
(Anonymous) on August 18th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh god, I thought I was the only one who immediately thought "but what will happen to Sailor Moon??" XD;;
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Stephanie: ed twitch earmirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
*licks you* I was ridiculously amused by how quickly canon could get fucked. ;p Figures, don't it? ^.^
lucipop: 虎~★ [愛] by _scarxletlucipop on August 18th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
i think for acrylic, it's less water and way thicker layers >>;; but i'm bad at everything so..uh. yeah. watercolor = ♥
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 18th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've gotten that impression too, yeah. But I already use watercolor like guache so one would think that wouldn't be a problem.

And yeeeettt.....
イッサンmiya_fangirl on August 19th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
You got me SO confused on the part abou the planets! Hahaha *hides self in hole*

But, as I know your paintings turn out to be absolutely beautiful, I think its OKAY if you take your time *hugglies*
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 20th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Really? :3 It might be soon it might be soon oooh~~ :3

And yes. I have managed to finish almost TWO spikes of hair now! :3 Aren't you proud of me? :3
イッサンmiya_fangirl on August 22nd, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
take pictures as you progress like you susally do, neee? :D
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 22nd, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Hehe, I shall when I find my camera. And... uh... have painted enough to take pictures of. ;p And when it doesn't look weird. ^_^;