got s4 challenge: [day 1] favourite minor character → margaery tyrell
I have never really been a huge fan of Natalie Dormer (and I have no real reason for this other than “stop talking out of the side of your mouth, what is with that, geez” which is dumb), but her treatment of a very background character in the books has been beautiful, and they’ve given her lots to work with. In the books, she’s very much an Other, in the sense that there aren’t any chapters written from her point of view - we only experience her as others do, she’s essentially an object. In the series, she becomes a person to the audience, and Ms. Dormer has done an excellent job bringing that person to life.
Seriously, the bit where the Queen of Thorns tells her what happened at the wedding, that was amazing.
(Source: rubyredwisp, via yrdens)
Supermassive black hole NGC1277 compared to the size of our solar system
Just think about this for a moment.
Holy sweet mother of fuck.
Ok, so black holes are (sometimes?) suns collapsed in on themselves, right? All the mass compressed into a much smaller space, right? If that’s the case, just think how big the thing was before it was a black hole. Geez.
Then again, given those perspective diagrams where they line up stars by size, it makes sense, but daaaaaaaaang still it would’ve been enormous, right? Or several things collapsing in on themselves? Either way, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang