Music -Two Steps From Hell – Battleborne

This is the last daily music post I’ll be putting up – at least for a while and I’m ending on a battle cry!

Simon 🙂

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Planet Simon weekly roundup

So here we are it’s Friday! TGIF!!!! Even better is that this is a long weeken with the May bank holiday and so it’s three days off and a short week next week! Some of you may have notices, new header image templates and a new look. If not take a look:

https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/

Let me know what you think!

Humour:

 

I’ve added some more humour this week – with a new strip from my Numpty’s creation and sone controvesial views on lies that men and women tell…

Also there’s a new spot on Miinion thoughts which I hope will  be fun!

Numpy’z – Empowering the Staff

Lies Men tell Women

Lies Women tell Men

Minion thoughts – Childhood Memories


Scifi & Writing:

Asusual I’ve taken part in this weeks blog battle – carrying on the Tita’s Mystery story, things get interesting as two people from different times meet and the plot unfolds a new twist:

The Titan Mystery – Part 5

With this I’m ramping up for what I’m hoping will be a great new feature involving some of my fellow bloggies journeying round the universe in the Explorer – a fantasy spaceship:

Spaceship Explorer


 

Space Stuff:

As usual ther’s my spattering of space news withthis week’s weekly NASA news, a rather funky Lunar explorer page from ESa a huge, mahoosive crack in the crust of Encalaedus and the discovery of a moon around a little dwarf planet called MakeMake.

Solar System – Things to know this Week

ESA – Lunar Explorer

Encalaedus – Huge Y reaches across it’s surface

Dwarf planet MakeMake has a moon


Music:

This is my last week of regualar music posts, they’ll probably be appreaing from time to time but I’m trying to focus on more of my own actual content that trying endlessly to find new music themes to share with you all.

So this will be the last time for a while that the DJ spaceman sppears and I’m leaving you with more Two Steps from Hell!

 

Music – Two Steps from Hel- – Realm of Power

Music – Thomas Bergerson – Empire of Angels

Music – Two Steps from Hell – Winterspell

 


 

Other bloggies & posts:

I always put up a little about you bloggies and what’s caught my interest over the week. A post from my good friend Lucy caught my eye early in the week with a post called:

If blogs were houses

I always love how Lucy’s humour gets into her posts. If you’re not following her already go over and have a look at her blog! I mean house!

Erika put up a really exciting post too – So Excited

It was a real joy to read, make sure you visit Erika too!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Simon 🙂

 

Dwarf Planet MakeMake has a moon

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In the outer regions of the solar system beyond Pluto is a region called the kuiper belt, a stellar junk yard of debris left over from the creation of the solar system. It’s out here that we suspect comets come from. Also out in this region is  one of five known dwarf planets called MakeMake. Discovered in 2005 and names after a creation deity of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.

Recently Hubble trained it’s sharp eyes onto MakeMake and discovered that the little world has a small moon. The article below gives all the details:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-discovers-moon-orbiting-the-dwarf-planet-makemake

Simon 🙂

No ownership claimed on images or materials – Credit NASA

 

Spaceship Explorer looking for Crew

Following on from my post the other day, this is an update !!!!

I’m building a space ship and I need a crew – this is the long and short of this post. Unfortunately this isn’t real life, it’s in the blogoshpere. During Niki’s meet and greet at the weekend  I met up and got chatting with a fellow blogger at some point in this conversation she suggested that my blog os like a spaceship going on adventure and I was the Captain.

If you still want to join the crew – sign up! The Explorer is filling up nicely! The page for this is currently in progress, I’ll let you all know when it’s completed, from there the information on each of the adventures will be linked. I’m hoping this is going to be interesting for everyone! So you keep up with it make sure you’re follwing universeofpossibility

In a flash of promted inspiration I thought about this and a feature which would be Simon’s spaceship (that’s not what it’s going be called ok? I’m not that shallow lol), like all spaceships we go on adventures and we find stuff, battle weird aliens maybe. The crew (i.e. anyone that signs up to this) write about their own adventures on this spaceship, adding in their own humour, passion for exploration or whatever. This will be an exploration in writing and of course yourselves. So, how is this going to work?


What’s the idea?

The spaceship Explorer (good name, cos that’s what we’re going to do) is going to be sent on missions and there will be a story scenario set up, which I as Captain will write. Think of this as the Captains log of events for this mission. This is will be the prompt for you as the crew to write about this mission from your point of view. To give everyone time the mission will be posted at the start of the month with the conclusion and all your stories will be posted at the end of the month and we see how we go. I’m going to have no limits on the amount you write, I would suggest 500 – 1000 words, but that is only a suggestion there are NO limits!:-)

 

What do you need to do?

Basically, respond to this post with an idea or suggestion of the crewmember or function you would like to serve. I will set up a page defining everyone’s role and will try and keep this up to date!

When will this happen?

I’m planning to launch the first mission of Explorer in May. The stories / logs of each of the crew can be posted on your blog anytime. But I will need them for posting in the mission conclusion at the end of May (say the 27th).

 

What roles are there?

Here is an extensive list of the roles we will need. This is not exhaustive – if you think you have what it takes to fulfill another role then by all means suggest this.

Command :

Captain – Myself

First Officer – K (This lady was the inspiration so, she get’s the 2IC spot!)

Flight Officer – Ships pilot – Adam my 500th follower wanted to join up to fly the bird!

Operations Officer – Running of ships functions – Kristi said she wanted a menial role – I’ve given her this as i covers that and more!

Medical Officer – Vacant

Counsellor – Vic (To help people deal with their robot arms!)

Cook – Requested by Rachael – I’m not sure we’re going to get fed, but there could be a few amusing mis haps 😛

Security – Leigh has stepped up to this with the idea of being a shape shifter or some other kind of inventive character. I’m hopeful of some inspired creativeness.

 

Science:

Chief Science Officer – Niki ( A geologist who’s going to find life in the rocks on distant planets)

Science Officers – Vacant

 

Engineering:

Chief Engineer – Kerry (Chatty) We even have the great fortune of a Scot taking this post:-) Also good with Gaffa tape!

Engineering officer – Roger (A gneral ship based technician – Doesn’t want to be the unnamed crew member – we all know what happens to them!)

So you see – there’s lots of possibilities, a universe of them in fact. That’s why you’ll also need to follow my Scifi / writing blog universeofpossibility.wordpress.com to keep up with this as this is where it’s going to happen!

So – who’s in? You? Yes, you… thinking you might but not sure. Do you dare? Join me and the crew of the Explorer ans see where it takes you!

Simon:-)

No ownsership on image – IXS Enterprise

Lies Men tell Women

I saw a post the other day that inspired me to write this – I hope you enjoy it, it’s nothing serious and it’s meant to raise a laugh!

Lies men tell women:

  1. You have nothing to worry about darling, the secretary is 50.
  2. No, your bum does not look big in that.
  3. Of course I’ve remembered our anniversary.
  4. (Over the phone) yes of course the kids are in bed.
  5. I was not out drinking darling – I was working late!
  6. Yes my dear I’ve bought everything on your list and nothing else!
  7. I don’t know how that much got spent!
  8. I’ve pushed the boat out this year and got you something expensive.
  9. I’m not driving too fast, it’s how you’re looking at the speedo.
  10. Your perfume smells nice dear.

These are the ones that came to mind as I was typing? What about you guys? Any more you think I could add?

Simon 😀