Saturday, July 26, 2014

psychotic-peace:

reverendjohnnymidnite:

lillylouwho:

trigger-incoming:

This website is like a suicide hotline but with text chat instead.  I would appreciate it if you guys helped spread the word.

Guys, seriously. Signal boost. I needed this the other night, and a few weeks ago I was talking with someone who needed it. This is the best freaking thing ever. 

Always.

I am so glad I found this. I hate calling hotlines. this is perfect, everyone must know.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Physics for dogs. #books #dogs #themostimportantbookeverwritten

Physics for dogs. #books #dogs #themostimportantbookeverwritten

You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud. (via moaka)

(Source: anna-learns-to-love-herself)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anonymous said: WHY ARE YOU SINGLE

lemuelcushing:

because i didn’t forward that chain email letter in 2004

yamino:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

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(This reminds me of Kate Beaton’s comic...)

korrastyle:

being a 21+ year old in a fandom full of preteens and teens image

underthenerdhood:

a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

angelrin89:

chipmunkfanatic:

The ship hate mentality still baffles me though. Like what do people even think when they’re writing the message?

"I HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU LIKE TO IMAGINE THESE PARTICULAR CHARACTERS IN ROMANTIC SITUATIONS SOMETIMES!"

I mean, what?

I have a gif for this occasion that will explain it all perfectly…

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At Harvard he imagined himself a Goth coming into Rom. “He intellectually looted the place,” a classmate says. He routinely took six courses for credit—the requirement was five—and audited four more. Nor were they easy courses. He was majoring in chemistry, but a typical year might include four semesters of chemistry, two of French literature, two of mathematics, one of philosophy and three of physics, these only the courses credited. He read on his own as well, studied languages, found occasional weekends for sailing the 27-foot sloop his father had given him or for all-night hikes with friends, wrote short stories and poetry when the spirit moved him but generally shied from extracurricular activities and groups. Nor did he date; he was still unformed enough to brave no more than worshiping older women from afar. He judged later that “although I liked to work, I spread myself very thin and got by with murder.” The murder he got by with resulted in a transcript solid with A’s sprinkled with B’s; he graduated summa cum laude in three years.


There is something frantic in all this grinding, however disguised in traditional Harvard languor. Oppenheimer had not yet found himself—is that more difficult for Americans than Europeans like Szilard or Teller, who seem all of a piece from their earliest days?—and would not manage to do so at Harvard.

Richard Rhodes, “The Making of the Atomic Bomb”

ok there’s loads more good stuff on Oppenheimer and his feelings of revulsion for nothing yet being his, but I’m a giant dork and posting this because it makes me think of Newton Geiszler.

(less with the hiking [tho maybe he did fish] and more with the punk bands and instrument/music tinkering and radical protests… the fic that insinuated he attended protests only to meet women offended me tremendously)

I cannot shake the firm conviction that a primary reason for Newton’s six doctorates — with secondary and not unimportant reasons such as, his borderline or outright mania, his obvious genius and vast swath of interest and ability — was that nothing truly seized him, nothing truly excited his passions, his deepest interest, the extent of his ravenous mind.

(in contrast to Hermann who I tend to think did [tho for all that he can engage Newton’s intellect and match him, is probably less brilliant] if with a few variable but related passions, be it space-flight-engineering-mathematics, and perhaps also had less freedom for any aimless searching)

He found himself in the kaiju, in this tremendous unmapped monstrous field, and threw himself thusly into their study — and sure there’s that childhood fascination resulting in an ambivalence, but ugh, just, so much more, too, that I’m not sure I have the words and sufficiently Newt-rooted perspective to articulate to the degree that it deserves.

(of course worth noting that for all his passion and excited intellect he nonetheless chooses to not only study but study to defeat them he isn’t an activity or groupie or sympathizer or worshiper, and while some of it may be that that was the best place from which to have access… ke ai xiao rockstar hero is also what i’m saying mmk)

blairtrabbit:

Hey hey! It’s time for another history drenched Pacific Rim rant. Today I’d like to give my two cents on a  question nobody asked.
Why are the K-scientists German?
Fitting into the extremely WW2 feel of Pacific Rim, my theory is that the K-scientists nationality is actually based on two different historic events.
The first is The Manhattan Project.The Manhattan project was the beginning of the atomic age. Supported mainly by the United States government it brought together a diverse group of scientists from 1942 to 1946. They worked to create and test the worlds first Nuclear bomb. Many German scientists saw the Nazi regime gaining popularity in their native country and escaped to the United States. Of these Edward Teller, Otto Frisch and Felix Bloch were all a huge part of The Manhattan Project, the bomb and ultimately the technology that would end the war. All these men fled because of antisemitism. Travis Beacham the screenwriter on Pacific Rim confirmed that Hermann was of Jewish descent but non-practicing. He is a cooperative respectful man who has obviously had some disagreement with his father(land).
The second is a little known US military initiative called Operation Paperclip. Paperclip was created by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and its sole purpose was to find and recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany at the end of WW2.These scientists were often suspected Nazi sympathizers. They came to America with checkered pasts and had their backgrounds wiped at the door. Newton has essentially tattooed his arms with the Kaiju equivalent of the swatsitka and his methods are almost constantly being called into question.Also it is fairly clear that although he was born in Germany Newt has a thick American accent. He is a German working hard to assimilate with the American “normal” using words like “Dude” and “Man.”
Operation Paperclip was originally undertaken because the United States and its allies worried that the German scientists would be used by other nations (especially the soviets) to create weapons.However, without the knowledge brought over by these ex-Nazi Rocket scientists NASA would not exist.It’s debated that Newton’s first solo drift with the Kaiju hivemind was the reason the precursors were able to defeat Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon. He accidentally gave them information they needed to defeat the PPDC.He both damaged and helped the world with his science background when it was used by the wrong side.
According to outside movie sources Hermann Gottleib was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany and Newton Geiszler was born in Berlin.One of the first area’s that was cleared of important scientists (in a move codenamed Operation Overcast) was Berlin. And the area where the scientists were detained and eventually snuck out of the country? Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

blairtrabbit:

Hey hey! It’s time for another history drenched Pacific Rim rant. Today I’d like to give my two cents on a  question nobody asked.

Why are the K-scientists German?

Fitting into the extremely WW2 feel of Pacific Rim, my theory is that the K-scientists nationality is actually based on two different historic events.

The first is The Manhattan Project.The Manhattan project was the beginning of the atomic age. Supported mainly by the United States government it brought together a diverse group of scientists from 1942 to 1946. They worked to create and test the worlds first Nuclear bomb. Many German scientists saw the Nazi regime gaining popularity in their native country and escaped to the United States. Of these Edward Teller, Otto Frisch and Felix Bloch were all a huge part of The Manhattan Project, the bomb and ultimately the technology that would end the war. All these men fled because of antisemitism. Travis Beacham the screenwriter on Pacific Rim confirmed that Hermann was of Jewish descent but non-practicing. He is a cooperative respectful man who has obviously had some disagreement with his father(land).

The second is a little known US military initiative called Operation Paperclip. Paperclip was created by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and its sole purpose was to find and recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany at the end of WW2.These scientists were often suspected Nazi sympathizers. They came to America with checkered pasts and had their backgrounds wiped at the door. Newton has essentially tattooed his arms with the Kaiju equivalent of the swatsitka and his methods are almost constantly being called into question.Also it is fairly clear that although he was born in Germany Newt has a thick American accent. He is a German working hard to assimilate with the American “normal” using words like “Dude” and “Man.”

Operation Paperclip was originally undertaken because the United States and its allies worried that the German scientists would be used by other nations (especially the soviets) to create weapons.However, without the knowledge brought over by these ex-Nazi Rocket scientists NASA would not exist.It’s debated that Newton’s first solo drift with the Kaiju hivemind was the reason the precursors were able to defeat Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon. He accidentally gave them information they needed to defeat the PPDC.He both damaged and helped the world with his science background when it was used by the wrong side.

According to outside movie sources Hermann Gottleib was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany and Newton Geiszler was born in Berlin.One of the first area’s that was cleared of important scientists (in a move codenamed Operation Overcast) was Berlin. And the area where the scientists were detained and eventually snuck out of the country? Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

(Source: gifshows)