postulated

your truths

your
fussy
clusters &
the brackets
of litter
are
all
dangling
morsels of chic -
a
true world
of your narrative mind
in the librium of betrayal

ruptured
meanings … a vague slippage …

blending
remnants of ghosts
with frayed demons

i catch
the upheaval
of your world -

it’s a truth buried
in the proximity
of your soul,

nearby
a beast
lurks

a friend/fiend
with a mastery
of viperous sorcery
is collapsing into the postulates
of your normative brooding soul …

war words clash
with
the circumcised nouns
of the haunting anon - a cleavage
into war-like dancing with a posthumous fidelity
twisting into a marginal formula with bleeding homilies …

your truths
are full of blood - a tour de force; but …
your soul remains a parable - a paramilitary text.

Musings on a Refrigerator Door

A recent conversation with a dear friend has led me to the following postulate, submitted here for peer review:

I. Any condiment that would taste good on a burger does not belong in the bedroom.

II. All waffle toppings*, however, are fair fare.


(*butter, being a non-negotiable part of the waffle experience, is not considered as a “topping.”)

(via TYWKIWDBI (“Tai-Wiki-Widbee”): A postulated functional utility for wrinkled fingers)

From Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, a suggestion that the wrinkles induced in fingers by water serve a function similar to that of rain treads on vehicular tires.

Here we provide evidence that, rather than being an accidental side effect of wetness, wet-induced wrinkles have been selected to enhance grip in wet conditions. We show that their morphology has the signature properties of drainage networks, enabling efficient removal of water from the gripped surface..

One can immediately see that they possess the signature structure of drainage networks on convex promontories… Namely, the channel-like wrinkle depressions tend to be disconnected from one another and diverge away from one another as they get more distant from the ‘peak’ near the fingertip; the divides (or borders between the channels) are connected, forming a tree with its root near the fingertip…

Wet-induced wrinkle treads, on the other hand, are pliable, and the act of pressing a finger tip down on a wet surface ‘squeezes’ the fluid out from under the finger through the channels, and upon completion of this single pulsatile flow the entire finger’s skin contacts the surface. In addition to wet-induced finger wrinkles having the signature morphology of drainage networks,the time scale at which they appear (around 5 min) [Cales and Weber, 1997] is plausibly appropriate for natural wet conditions; it is fast enough to be relevant for dew or rainy conditions but not so quick that casual contact with water (like when eating fruit) will elicit it.

We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the ‘ideas’ with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.

Or at least we do for a while.

— 

Joan Didion, The White Album

I just reread this essay, and I think it’s an important one for writers to read—not to be better writers, I think, but to be better humans outside of our writing. I definitely fall victim to the need to narrativize things that happen in my life, to want to say x happened because of y because of z. And yes, life is a series of chain reactions, of “fate” or whatever you want to call it splitting off like branches on a tree because of the decisions we make. But it doesn’t all have to make sense; it doesn’t have to tie up neatly. If there’s a gun on the mantle in the proverbial first act of my life, it doesn’t have to go off in the third.

I’m having a hard time with this concept right now, given how certain negative past actions of mine are resurfacing in what seems like a karmic rage, but we—I—need to remember that life is fucking random. Dwelling on the past events that lead to our current situation is, a lot of the time, useless. I know it can sound trite, but if life is a non-narrative, there’s only moving forward.

Kyousougiga Official Media Masterpost

Okay, so, this is mostly for my own reference because my memory’s not the most reliable machine, but hopefully others will find it useful too.

In order of release:

2011 - Original net animation - now repackaged as Episode 0 of the 2013 series

2012 - Manga - 4 chapters, dropped

2012 - OVA series - 5 short episodes expanding on scenes within the ONA

2013 - Full series (1080p stream @CR, ddl @AT) - 13 episodes, of which 6 have now aired; a more thorough remake of the ONA and OVAs, not a continuation

These do disagree with each other on some major plot points. The manner of Koto’s arrival in Mirror City and how she came by her magical hammer come to mind, but there are others too. Where they conflict, I’d go with the 2013 series as the final arbiter of canon, as it’s basically the final product the earlier versions were working up to.

Enjoy!

An axiom, or postulate, is a premise or starting point of reasoning. As classically conceived, an axiom is a premise so evident as to be accepted as true without controversy.

The word comes from the Greek ἀξίωμα ‘that which is thought worthy or fit,’ or ‘that which commends itself as evident.

Axioms define and delimit the realm of analysis; the relative truth of an axiom is taken for granted within the particular domain of analysis, and serves as a starting point for deducing and inferring other relative truths.

Caucasian, literally, refers to people native to the Caucasus, but it has become interchangeable with any number of ‘White’ populations, most of wh1om trace their ancestry to Europe. One gets the feeling that the term ‘White’ fell out of favor and was replaced by ‘Caucasian’ much like ‘Black’ was replaced by ‘African-American’. But the roots of such terminology are a bit disturbing; it was postulated that the natives of the Caucasus exhibited the idealized physical appearance so the Caucasus were believed to be the birthplace of mankind. The logic behind this idea — the assumption that Whites exhibit the best physical appearance — is implicitly racist. Additionally, we now know our species first appeared in Africa, so the biology isn’t any good either. The connotations of the term Caucasian along with the geographical absurdity of using that term to describe all Europeans or Whites are the two main reasons we should abandon the term.

anonymous asked:

Okay, but in the past you've postulated that Dipper and Mabel would respectively be Derse and Prospit, when by your nasty porn litmus it would, clearly, be the other way around.

…oh, snap, you’re right. to be fair i postulated that like a year or more ago, but also to be fair i was clearly full of shit. mabel is derse all the way and dipper is very prospit. which would be great because like, who would naturally make great friends and allies of the prospitians? mabel! but she can’t cuz she’s a filthy dersite. who would naturally seek out and decrypt all derse’s shadowy secrets? dipper, but he can’t because he’d be stabbed on sight for trespassing. the game would force them to grow up on their own and learn to handle the stuff they’ve been outsourcing to their twin— emotional and intellectual intelligence, academics and creativity, introspection and socialization. 

i really want to see that session now, dang. 

anonymous asked:

I havent read the manga yet, but i was just wondering why are the characters hair different now? Like juuzous hair was white and now black? Same with kaneki's hair. Sorry for my ignorance.

Ishida-sensei often uses hair color changes to visually illustrate a characters change in perspective/personality.

Juuzou prob dyed his hair. 

Kaneki’s hair turned white from stress after he was tortured by Yamori. Some people call it, Marie Antoinette Syndrome.  

Marie Antoinette Syndrome is a sudden whitening of the hair. The event that named the syndrome was the observation that the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette of Franceturned stark white after her capture after the ill-fated Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution. Witnesses have alleged that Antoinette’s hair suddenly turned white on three separate occasions.

The syndrome is thought to be a variant of alopecia areata diffusa or autoimmune non-scarring hair loss that affects selectively all pigmented hairs, leaving only the white hair behind.

Triggers activating the autoimmune mechanisms have been postulated, including sorrow and fear, but also fits of rage, extreme amounts of stress, unwelcome, unexpected news and overindulgence in sexual activities.

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ATP synthesis. The chemiosmotic hypothesis by Peter Mitchell had four postulates. Here, we explore them all.

Electrons lose some redox potential as they are transported through an ETC. Some of that energy can be reclaimed in establishing an electrochemical gradient. The Q cycle is one way - see my sheet on this for a fuller explanation - and conformational changes in proton pumps like in Complex I is another, although this is less well understood.

The membrane is fairly impermeable to protons. Using an proton ionophore uncouples the proton gradient from ATP synthesis. These act as uniports of protons back into the matrix/stroma. The example used here is 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), which is attracted to the positive face of the membrane when unprotonated and to the less negative face when protonated.

The proton gradient drives ATP synthase. Protons return to the matrix/stroma via c subunits in the F0 subunit of ATP synthase. This turns the γδε rotor relative to three dimeric αβ subunits, which are held still by a stator, in the F1 subunit. Rotation causes conformational changes in the αβ subunits, which cycles them through loose, tight, and open conformations, which makes ATP. ATP synthase working in reverse is an ATPase, and mammalian IF1 protein jams this function.

And finally, translocators feed ADP and Pi into the system.


ATP synthesis by Ayraethazide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If you believe that women and men do not have equal rights, then you are against equality, since that is how the concept of “against” works.

Feminism is the belief that women and men have equal rights.

Due to mathematical postulates of equality, we can therefore substitute any instance “the belief that women and men have equal rights” with “feminism”.

If you are not a feminist, then you are against equality.