Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Wand

Browsing through my posts, I happened to find this one, which concerns the quiz of the Wand Selector provided by Pottermore.

My wand according to J.K.Rowling was

Length: 12 1/2 in

Wood: Aspen
Core: Dragon
Flexibility: Unbending

(You can find out more about the interpretation of these materials here.)

That made me feel nostalgic about Pottermore and I tried to get back to the site and explore a bit. So, imagine my surprise when I found out that this awesome site was no longer the same. It was changed so drastically and in such a sudden way that I found myself to be a little baffled.

Yes, I hadn't really cared to visit for a very long time, but for it to no longer exist, it was quite the shock. Now it's just a collection of articles about the Harry Potter World. So much less interesting. No longer Houses, Wands, House Cups, Spells, Duels, Brewing of Potions.
It is actually a little sad.

Anyway, I originally started this post, to talk about the fact that, back when I wrote the first post I mention right in my first sentence, I had found out about an another Wand Selector, the one made by GreenOak, apparently. It can be found here.

Since this site still functions normally, I decided to take the quiz. And, my results were the following:

As for the interpretations? Read on!

And, finally, let me post a message from the Creator of this Wand Selector.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Silver II Division -- Fiora's Legends

So, lately (which in my world means 3 years ago) I started playing League of Legends!

Long story short, I started with an account, hadn't been able to access it for about 6 months, Riot deleted it, and after about another 6 months (or maybe something more) I made a new acc and started from zero. (Well, originally I had only made it to level 12, so it wasn't too big of a loss, thankfully.)

Anyway, I've been to lvl 30 from my new account for quite some time now! But only recently I started playing ranked games! I was too afraid, I guess. And, also I didn't have the 16 champions I had to own! Detail!

So, today, I decided to give it a try and actually play the 3 last games I needed to go from Unranked to... Ranked. And, I did. Get Ranked. Something I'm very happy about!

I am now a Silver II Division!!!

(Sorry for the dark picture, it was the only way to make the writing a bit clearer, as I didn't think of getting a better picture at the time!)

Anyway, the thing is, I'm curious. I happened to have exactly 5 wins and 5 losses in the 10 games before getting to being Ranked. And, I got to Silver II? Isn't it a bit weird or is it just me? Not that I complain, of course. Just wondering, though. If I had 10 wins I would be a Platinum? xP

Well, I'm just gonna enjoy the fact I am one of Fiora's Legends (and actually try not to fall below II, as this is the hard part from now on).



Hello there,

I just wanted to thank you all for helping this little tiny blog get to 150.000 views! Wow!

Okay, I just wanted to express my gratitude before letting you all go back to reading blogs!

Bye bye for this post!


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Google header for water on Mars revelation

Isn't that just the sweetest image of Mars ever!
Although it's salty water you're drinking little planet!


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Έκλειψη Υπερπανσελήνου

Μία πανσέληνος με το φεγγάρι να είναι το μεγαλύτερο που μπορεί να υπάρξει, η λεγόμενη και υπερπανσέληνος, θα εξαφανιστεί τελείως λόγω ολικής έκλειψης. Κάτι τέτοιο είχε να συμβεί πάνω από τρεις δεκαετίες.

Τα ξημερώματα της Δευτέρας 28 Σεπτεμβρίου, όσοι είναι ξύπνιοι στην Ελλάδα και σε πολλές άλλες χώρες, θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να παρατηρήσουν μια ολική έκλειψη υπερμεγέθους Σελήνης. Στη χώρα μας το φαινόμενο θα φθάσει στο μέγιστο σημείο του περίπου στις έξι παρά δέκα το πρωί.
Το αξιοσημείωτο είναι ότι η, ούτως ή άλλως θεαματική, ολική έκλειψη θα συμβεί κατά τη διάρκεια της λεγόμενης «υπερπανσελήνου», καθώς η πανσέληνος θα λάβει χώρα, όταν η Σελήνη θα βρίσκεται στο περίγειο, δηλαδή στο κοντινότερο σημείο της από τη Γη. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι η διάμετρος του υπό έκλειψη φεγγαριού θα φαίνεται μεγαλύτερη σε σύγκριση με τις προηγούμενες εκλείψεις.

Η έκλειψη -εφόσον το επιτρέπει ο κατά τόπους καιρός- θα είναι ορατή από την Ευρώπη, την Αφρική, την Αμερική και τη δυτική Ασία. Προηγήθηκε στις 13 Σεπτεμβρίου μια μερική σεληνιακή έκλειψη, η οποία όμως ήταν ορατή μόνο από τη Νότια Αφρική και από τους... πιγκουίνους της Ανταρκτικής.

Κάτι ανάλογο -συνδυασμός ολικής έκλειψης και υπερπανσελήνου- είχε συμβεί μόνο πέντε φορές μετά το 1900: το 1910, το 1928, το 1946 και για τελευταία φορά το 1982, ενώ δεν θα ξανασυμβεί πριν από το 2033, σύμφωνα με τη NASA. Ασφαλώς ολικές εκλείψεις «κανονικής» και όχι «σούπερ» Σελήνης συμβαίνουν πολύ πιο συχνά (περίπου κάθε δυόμισι χρόνια).

Στην Ελλάδα θα είναι ορατή ολόκληρη η ολική φάση της έκλειψης, καθώς και ολόκληρη η μερική φάση της στα δυτικά της χώρας μας. Ορισμένες περιοχές της ανατολικής Ελλάδας θα χάσουν μερικά λεπτά από το τέλος της μερικής φάσης, καθώς η Σελήνη εκεί θα δύσει μερικά λεπτά νωρίτερα.

Κατά τη διάρκεια της ολικής φάσης της έκλειψης, η Σελήνη θα βρίσκεται στο δυτικό-νοτιοδυτικό ουρανό. Οι ακριβείς χρόνοι του φαινομένου στη χώρα μας, σύμφωνα με τους αστρονόμους, θα έχουν ως εξής:

- Έναρξη έκλειψης παρασκιάς: 3:11 πμ
- Έναρξη μερικής έκλειψης: 4:07 πμ
- Έναρξη ολικότητας: 5:11 πμ
- Μέγιστο έκλειψης: 5:47 πμ
- Τέλος ολικότητας: 6:23 πμ
- Τέλος μερικής έκλειψης 7:27 πμ
- Τέλος έκλειψης παρασκιάς 8:22 πμ (η Σελήνη θα έχει ήδη δύσει).

Η έκλειψη της 28ης Σεπτεμβρίου είναι η τέταρτη και τελευταία ολική σεληνιακή έκλειψη της τελευταίας διετίας. Οι προηγούμενες ολικές εκλείψεις έλαβαν χώρα στις 15 Απριλίου 2014, 8 Οκτωβρίου 2014 και 4 Απριλίου 2015.

Κατά την έκλειψη της ερχόμενης Δευτέρας, το φεγγάρι θα φαίνεται κατά 14% μεγαλύτερο και κατά 30% φωτεινότερο από ό,τι στην προηγούμενη φετινή έκλειψη, επειδή θα βρίσκεται στο κοντινότερο στη Γη σημείο της ελλειπτικής τροχιάς του (σε απόσταση 363.700 χιλιομέτρων), ενώ την περασμένη άνοιξη βρισκόταν αντίθετα στο πιο μακρινό του (σε απόσταση 405.600 χιλιομέτρων).

Ενώ η φετινή ανοιξιάτικη ολική έκλειψη διήρκεσε λιγότερο από πέντε λεπτά, της Δευτέρας θα διαρκέσει πάνω από 70 και συνολικά πάνω από τέσσερις ώρες μαζί με την παρασκιά και την μερική έκλειψη. Είτε με ερασιτεχνικό τηλεσκόπιο, είτε μια κυάλια, είτε με γυμνά μάτια, θα μπορεί κανείς να παρακολουθήσει το φαινόμενο.

Παρά την ολική έκλειψη, το φεγγάρι δεν γίνεται τελείως σκοτεινό, αλλά παίρνει μια κοκκινωπή απόχρωση, γι' αυτό πολλοί το ονομάζουν «Ματωμένη Σελήνη».

Όταν η σκιά της Γης καλύψει τη Σελήνη εντελώς, τότε -ανάλογα και με τις συνθήκες που θα επικρατούν (υγρασία, θερμοκρασία, περιεκτικότητα της ατμόσφαιρας σε σκόνη κλπ.), η σκιά της Σελήνης θα αποκτήσει μια κοκκινωπή απόχρωση. Ο φυσικός μηχανισμός είναι σχετικός με αυτόν που χρωματίζει κόκκινα τα δειλινά.



Sunday, 4 January 2015


I missed my blog getting 100.000 views! Then, I missed it going up to 110.000!
It's like missing an important milestone in your child's life. Even if you haven't updated it for a while.
Your child, I say? I don't even know anymore!

I only know that with your help I got over 115.000 views for my little blog, only 4 days on 2015!
I guess it was my New Year's present! Santa Claus came to my blog!

And, right before the babbling stops, I just want to say - Thank you so much!


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Sims 4 giveaway hosted by SimsVIP

 With the new installment in the Sims games coming up soon, The Sims 4 hype has been increasing with every little detail being known. SimsVIP has hosted a giveaway of TS4 official products, along with Steelseries. If you are interested in learning more about the products or enter this giveaway, leave a comment HERE BY JUNE 27th telling us a little bit about your Sims addiction, and be sure to include your favorite color and Sims game (any series).

This was my entry on the giveaway. Just a small example of my obsession with The Sims series!

 My Sims addiction started some time during the previous decade, when I was still in Elementary School, and a leaflet advertising The Sims 2, dropped to my hands. I instantly fell in love with the idea of being able to make my own little human beings and controlling their lives, as well as with the beauty and cleverness of the Sims themselves. Ever since then, I found myself being obsessed with this game! I started playing The Sims 2, and made sure I would get my hands on every single expansion or stuff pack that was released. I could play all day long, all summer long, making up weird plots, involving love triangles and epic love stories, with all the simple, but very interesting routines of every day life. I must admit that I am among the people that found the Sims in The Sims 3 game, a little bit uglier than the previous Sims. Nevertheless, once the TS3 game was released, I never again played TS2. The possibilities were so much more, that one little disadvantage didn't really mean a lot. I have also played all of the expansion packs in the TS3 series, and a lot of the stuff packs, as well. Playing TS3 all these years has been an awesome experience for me, with more and more choices being available with every game! When I heard the rumors of The Sims 4 being released in some point in 2014, I was very excited and intrigued about the content this new game would include. I can say for sure, that by now, with all this information having been revealed about the new detailed and awesome CAS, the emotions, even the look of the game, I'm more than that. Now, I just can't wait for September to come. The moment I get my hands on these new interesting and intelligent Sims, I will be in bliss! It might be a little unfair to make us wish for the summer to end as quickly as possible, though!

My favorite color is plumbob green, so Sim-like!

My favorite Sims game of all time, up until now, is The Sims 2 Supernatural expansion pack! This installment was a dream come true for me! Being able to play with vampires, werewolves, fairies, wizards, ghosts? So many choices, so little time, really! The possible plots reached a whole other level!


Monday, 30 December 2013

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Sims 3: Into the Future

Isn't it a little unfair that I'm gonna have to go away, just when this awesome Expansion Pack comes out. Probably just two days before it's released actually. Yep, I am that unlucky!


Monday, 15 July 2013

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Getting between terminals at Heathrow

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