They happen really fast, the sunrises. Sometimes you specifically set the alarm on your watch to go watch the sunrise. And as you pull yourself down into the floor - and that’s where the huge, bulging window is, that we call the cupola - and there’s the world glowing dark underneath you. And you start to see a few faint tinges of a sunrise coming as it starts to light the upper atmosphere, and then bam. The sun just pops into view, roars into view, because we’re coming around the world at it so fast.
And you can actually watch the sun move away from the Earth. And the light from it initially comes through the atmosphere. So the whole station glows with the light of dawn, with - all the big solar arrays glow blood red, and then orange. And then, as the sun clears the atmosphere, and it’s directly on us, then they settle down to sort of an iridescent blue. And then you can see the dawn come across the world towards you.
And then you go back to work and wait another 92 minutes, and it happens again. It’s not to be missed, and I tried to watch as many sunrises and sunsets as the work would allow.
Ohio State’s marching band does a “Hollywood Blockbusters” themed halftime show, featuring songs from Man of Steel, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Pirates of the Caribbean. A T-rex eats a Michigan player, and an OSU ship sinks a Michigan ship. Amazing!
Best Damn Band In The Land.
I would go to an OSU game JUST to watch these guys! They continue to astonish me.
Because some people have been asking where to get them again: the music tracks “He is speed and I am balance”, “Kino and Kino”, “I’m flying” and “Sakura” are all available here on a public Dreamwidth post. The additional “Kino no Medley” track is over here.The files themselves are all hosted on MediaFire. (By all means, send me an ask if you can’t use MediaFire, and we’ll figure something out!)
You might have run into them mislabeled as OST tracks; they’re actually attempts at reconstructing the main theme I made a long while back and posted on the kinonotabi LJ community. There were also a few spliced tracks, but they were lost in a hard drive crash. The account they were first posted with has long since been purged, which is why sourcing them tends to be hard now.
From all of us across Space and Time… HAPPY 50TH DOCTOR WHO!
Jacob as 4th Doctor, Elendriel as Romana ??? as 11th Doctor, ??? as Idris Emily as Rose Sam as 9th Doctor ??? as Neon Daleks and the 4th Doctor Allie as Dalek pokedawolf as The 11th Doctor Rawien as River Song Kyle as 10, Toki as The Master