“Order of Victory” — was the highest military decoration awarded for World War II service in the Soviet Union, and one of the rarest orders in the world (total awarded 20 order). The order was awarded only to Generals and Marshals for successfully conducting combat operations involving one or more army groups and resulting in a “successful operation within the framework of one or several fronts resulting in a radical change of the situation in favor of the Red Army.”
The Order is made out of platinum in the form of a pentangular star with rays between the arms, measuring 72 mm in diameter. The star is studded with 174 diamonds weighing a total of 16 carats (3.2 g), while the arms of the star are made out of synthetic rubies. In the center of the star is a silver medallion, with the Moscow Kremlin wall, the Spasskaya Tower, and Lenin’s Mausoleum depicted in gold surrounded by bands of laurel and oak also colored in gold. The laurel and oak are bound with a red banner. The sky in the background is inlaid with blue enamel. Against the sky, the letters “СССР” (USSR) appear in gold centered on the top of the medallion, while the word “Победа” (Victory) is displayed on the red banner at the bottom. The total mass of the order is 78g, which consists of 47g of platinum, 2g of gold, 19g of silver, 25 carats of ruby and 16 carats of diamond.
Hello all! I just wanted to say thank you for 6k+! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while for 5k but.. procrastination had gotten to me ¯\_༼ ಥ ‿ ಥ ༽_/¯ What can I say? That aside, I just wanted to say thanks for sticking with me for nearly 3 years through my disappearances and/or joining me as I embark on a new journey of disappearances.
I’m sorry if I ended up leaving someone out. I tried adding everyone I follow but still limiting the list to those who haven’t been inactive for 3+ months, otherwise the list would have been twice as long. That, and I was watching Netflix while doing this. ( ᐛ )و
In Shuu’s route, we find out something very interesting
about Yuuya Sakazaki. Plucked and cooked, he looks like he’s about the same
size as a turkey or a chicken (Hiyoko can’t decide). This must mean that birds
have physically grown to match their mental development, because fantail
pigeons are not the same size as chickens or turkeys! So how big is
Let’s assume, for the record, that everyone is physically
mature. Yuuya mentions that doves reach sexual maturity at around age 2, and
they all look like adult birds despite their ages. Their mental development
lags behind their physical development.
First of all, Yuuya. He’s somewhere in between a chicken and
a turkey. This makes things tricky, because chickens on average grew massively
as a species pretty quickly. Also, there’s lots of breeds of chicken! Turkeys
are a bit simpler. The average mass of a turkey is 13.5kg. Generally speaking,
a large chicken will be somewhere between 8 and 9kg, though they can sometimes
get up to 13 like a turkey! Let’s put Yuuya in the mid-range of these two – so,
Yuuya Sakazaki weighs around eleven kilograms.
Well-fed rock doves (of which fantail pigeons are a breed)
usually weigh around 380g.
In order for Yuuya’s body to convincingly pass as that of a
small turkey or a large chicken, his body mass would have to have increased by
a factor of nearly twenty-nine. He is an absolutely enormous pigeon. The same
weight range of around 11kg would also apply to Ryouta, Sakuya, Okosan, and
Ryuuji. Simply put, these are big birds.
Let’s assume that the same factor of twenty-nine has been
applied to every bird species!
Chukar partridges weigh between 500g to 760g. Putting Shuu
in the middle puts him at 630g before conversion. After conversion, he weighs
around 18kg. Suddenly, it makes perfect sense that Hiyoko couldn’t just pick
him up and throw him out the window in his route. He’s a gigantic bird, who
even Hiyoko might struggle to pick up without getting maimed. His weight has to
match his general size, remember, so getting a grip on a bird that big would be
The Japanese king quail weighs 90g. Put through the
conversion, Kazuaki and Hitori weigh in at 2kg. They are utterly dwarfed by
everybirdie around them, though this isn’t surprising, because quails are tiny
birds. If one of them had come after Hiyoko with a cleaver, she would have had
a much easier time dealing with the issue.
Mourning doves weigh, on average, 128g. Nageki would
therefore weigh 3.7kg. He’s definitely bigger than his brother, but it’s not by
much. It’s easy to see why Hiyoko would assume Nageki was just hiding – if most
uplifted birds are rock doves, then little Nageki’s going to be dwarfed!
Bleeding heart Luzons weigh around 133g. Anghel weighs
3.8kg, so he’s a bit bigger than Nageki but it isn’t by much. I’m immediately
reminded that Sakuya said that Anghel was “small” during BBL. He really isn’t
wrong. Both Ryouta and Sakuya would have towered over Anghel.
Java sparrows weigh 25g. Oh, poor Azami, she only weighs
720g! Actually, wait a sec, Azami easily takes on rock dove punkgeons, who
weigh over eleven times as much as she does. Holy crap! Azami’s amazing!
Golden pheasants weight 630g. Wait, that also puts Tohri at
18kg. What a coincidence! He’s the same size as ISA SOUMAAAAAAAAAAA!
Cockatiels weigh around 90g, so he’s 2kg like Kazuaki and
Hitori. Damn, and he has to put up with 11kg Yuuya strutting about the place.
Albert to me looks like he’s a thick-billed or jungle crow,
which is the species usually found in Asia. They average 600g, so Albert clocks
in at 17kg. This makes him a fairly formidable opponent for anybirdie making an
attempt on Sakuya’s life. It also makes him big enough to physically move Sakuya
if needs be, as he has a 6kg advantage.
Budgerigars in the wild should weigh around 35g, so Rabu
weighs 1kg. He’s bigger than Azami, and smaller than basically everybirdie
else. Then again, it’s… not exactly hard to be bigger than Azami.
Parakeets weigh around 47g, so Uruchihara weighs around
1.3kg. The entire Torimi Café gang are tiny, except for Hiyoko who as a human
utterly dwarfs them by her very nature.
So, what’s the TL;DR of all of this? Here’s a list of
characters by probable weight:
Hiyoko Tosaka, human: 52.3kg (probably higher due to muscle
mass, but this is the average)
Shuu Iwamine, chukar partridge: 18.2kg
Tohri Nishikikouji, golden pheasant: 18.2kg
Albert Alain Alkan, jungle crow: 17.3kg
Yuuya Sakazaki, Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane, Okosan, fantail
Ryouta Kawara, Ryuuji Kawara, rock doves: 11kg
Anghel Higure, bleeding heart Luzon: 3.8kg
Nageki Fujishiro, mourning dove: 3.7kg
Kazuaki Nanaki, Hitori Uzune, king quails: 2.6kg
Leone JB, cockatiel: 2.6kg
Kenzaburou Uruchihara, barred parakeet: 1.3kg
Rabu, budgerigar: 1kg
Azami Koshiba, java sparrow: 720g
As a final note, working out Miru and Kaku’s weight might
technically be feasible – if we knew how old they are. They’re still fairly
obviously children, and they might follow human growth patterns. Under that
assumption, we just average the weight of a child that age and the weight of an
uplifted rock dove. So if they’re five years old, they’ll sit somewhere in
between 11kg and 19kg. They’d probably be on the higher end because without
wings I can’t see them having hollow bones, skewing things upwards.
4 ounces soba buckwheat noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti
5 ounces asparagus, cut in thirds
1 (6-oz) salmon fillet, skin off, cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
Zest and juice of 1-2 limes (3 TBSP juice)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fresh pepper
4 ounces cucumber, skin on, cut into medium pieces
1/2 small avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
1. Cook the noodles in boiling water until soft (about 6 minutes for soba, 8 for spaghetti). Transfer with tongs to a strainer. Add asparagus to same boiling water. Cook until al dente (about 2 minutes); rinse under cold water.
2. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Cook the salmon until cooked through, turning pieces (about 2-3 minutes per side). Reserve.
3. Make the vinaigrette: Whisk together sesame oil, lime zest and juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine the noodles, asparagus, and vinaigrette in a medium serving bowl.
4. Add the cucumber and avocado; toss to coat. Just before serving, add salmon. Serve warm or at room temperature, or make up to 4 hours ahead and keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Makes 2 servings (serving size: 2 ¼ cups)
Calories per serving:492
Fat per serving:21.9g
Saturated fat per serving:3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:10g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:6.4g
Protein per serving:29g
Carbohydrates per serving:47g
Fiber per serving:7g
Cholesterol per serving:54mg
Iron per serving:3mg
Sodium per serving:783mg
Calcium per serving: 58mg
2 oz cream cheese
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 T cocoa powder
Sweetener of choice (I use ~2-3 T Torani sugar free vanilla syrup
This makes one serving. Basically you just whip all the ingredients together. You can use a fork or a whisk and beat it yourself or use a beater or an immersion blender.
I recently made a quadruple batch of it because I like it so much and wanted to have it on hand, and I figured out that once serving is 3.7oz. I usually mix in a 100 calorie pack of crushed cocoa roast almonds.
One serving (without the cocoa roast almonds) has 422cal, 47g fat, 9g protein, and 6g net carbs
Couple shots of the fish in the 47g - nothing fancy. I’m going to see if I can’t create a hygro forest in here for them.
BTW kai-ni , regarding your anon earlier that was wondering about plecs and their ability to vanish - look at how well these buggers blend in with driftwood. Big boy at the bottom there is easily a 5 inch plec (or more, I haven’t really tried to measure him recently, I’m just eyeballing him here) and I barely noticed him when he was like five inches in front of my face. And only because his dang bristles caught the light.
The water had fallen reasonably clear and I started up the filter. The kit came stocked with a Fluval 305 and it’s easy to work with. Runs very quietly too.
The lights were another story. The set up is nice and slick looking. But I couldn’t get the included tubes to come on. One of them must be broken. My local fish store had them on sale, but were sold out. Visited 3 fish shops before I found a pair if 85cm T5’s in stock. Replaced both as I wasn’t sure which one was not functional.
The next challenge was programming the darn timer. Had to get help from the resident engineer. Handy that.
A bit of debris was floating and I kept scooping it out with the fish net. Very annoying.
Airmen with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron conducts helocast training from an MH-47G Chinook operated by the Night Stalkers. The MH-47G is used by the 160th SOAR as a heavy-lift assault helicopter. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson