[H]ere’s the problem. Lahren and Noah didn’t just have a debate with an equal exchange of ideas. They weren’t debating how to increase GDP or who’s the best team in the NFC. They debated topics that are literally life-threatening to people who look like Trevor Noah and me. Tomi Lahren spouted violent propaganda on national television while Noah tried to get her to value his black life. That’s not a healthy debate. That type of conversation shouldn’t be celebrated. And it damn sure isn’t Trevor Noah’s job to convince a white person why he shouldn’t die.
If you want a great example of Russia fucking up a non-nuclear power plant, check out the 2009 Sayano–Shushenskaya power station accident. The bearings on a turbine melted down and the whole thing went to shit real quick.
The accident occurred on 17 August 2009 at 08:13 local time (00:13 GMT). There was a loud bang from turbine 2. The turbine cover shot up and the 920-tonne (910-long-ton; 1,010-short-ton) rotor then shot out of its seat. After this, water spouted from the cavity of the turbine into the machinery hall. As a result, the machinery hall and rooms below its level were flooded. At the same time, an alarm was received at the power station’s main control panel, and the power output fell to zero, resulting in a local blackout. The steel gates to the water intake pipes of the turbines, weighing 150 tonnes (150 long tons; 170 short tons) each, were closed manually by opening the valves with hydraulic jacks keeping them up between 8:35 and 9:20 hours (9.30 by official report). The operation took 25 minutes, which is near the minimum time (highest speed) allowed for this operation. The emergency diesel generator was started at 11:32. At 11:50, the opening of 11 spillway gates of the dam was started and was finished at 13:07. 75 people were later found dead
Hydroelectric power plants are something not to fuck with.
This is the article that Kate Aurthur wrote about Chip and Joanna Gaines.
As you can see from the headline…. this article is going nowhere except for hate city. However, the article starts out pretty fantastic. The 4th paragraph starts out with “ So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage?”. To me, this is how the media has screwed up in every way possible. Who really cares if the Gaineses are against Same Sex Marriage? As a gay man, I’m in love with Joanna’s design work. She’s freaking amazing, and yet the left has to try, and destroy something so beautiful. I’ve come to the conclusion that the left really hates successful people on the right, and I’m not assuming that these two are Republicans. Who knows, and honestly who cares? I don’t.
This is hypocrisy at it’s finest. Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright was caught spouting off HATE SPEECH, and the left let it go. Barack Obama, in his defense, did come out against Reverend Wrights hateful words. We all know why he did it. Political gain. That’s obvious because after 8 years this country has never been more divided since the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
So do your own homework on this. Chip, and Joanna are victims of the drive-by media. They have been singled out because they’re Christians. In America, if you are a Christian, or white.. then you have no place in Hollywood. The problem is that the Gainses are not in Hollywood. They live comfortably, and Godly in Waco, Texas where the PC crowd and the drive-by media can go to hell.
Matt: Special interest in Greek Mythology and info dumps on it accordingly; stims with his yoyo and learned some of his tricks to ease the tension for when he doesn’t know what to say during conversations; owns a lot of animals; keeps a bunch of random items in his backpack (as a collection?)
Jackie: paces when agitated or needing to think; info dumps on topics that interest her; tends to panic initially in a crisis before eventually calming down through pacing stims; tends to comment on insignificant details simply because they catch her attention; is a perfectionist; has a phobia of bugs
Inez: has a very wide vocabulary and often has to define the words she uses so that her friends can understand her; stands on her head as a proprioceptive stim; thinks in black and white terms and is upset by things not being exact (such as when estimating a measurement); frequently spouts obscure (to her friends) bits of information
I’m sure that there’s a lot more to these that i’m missing but these were just what i could think of off the top of my head–i’m sure there’ll be more to come!
Bubbler here means like a water spout you can drink from?
Pop - soda pop type thing?
John Hancock - a gun? Or a penis?
Kiddywompus NO IDEA hahah
Ride shotgun we have that… ride front seat
Ride bitch - ummmm? Haha
Rain check - like if something on sale and no stock you can get the sale price when it’s back in stock?
every time I see someone on TV-news spouting atrocious indefensible views my first thought it “god if I didn’t care who I hurt and were either conventionally attractive or a man I could make so much fucking money” like why do we keep giving attention to the worst possible humans just stop paying them to say those things
Alrighty, so there are a lot of things about myself that I’ve struggled to accept, and fought against, and tried to change. I have a bad temper - that’s probably the most notable. At best, I’m crusty and cynical; at worst, I fly off the handle spouting phrases that have quite literally made tradesmen blush. I hurt easily, am often moody, and regularly struggle to think of things to say to people because I’m just not really that much of a talker.
Why have I started with negative things? Because I’ve learned to accept and like those things. Let me make this clear - it’s by no means a free pass to act like a bitch (”hey i know lost my temper at you but its just me so i cant change it so get over it” <—– 10000% not that.). But it is a really empowering thing, because what I’ve learned is that you can accept your flaws - like your flaws even - and still be a big enough person to admit when your flaws lead you - or are about to lead you - astray. So, here are the first four things I like about myself:
1. I have a temper. I like that because it means I can’t stand it when things are unfair - for myself or for others. It means I hopefully have the strength to stand up for things I don’t agree with.
2. I hurt easily, for myself and for others. Mostly for others. I like that because there is power in emotion, and it means that I care. A lot.
3. I’m moody. I like that because it makes me stop and take care of myself. I need time alone, time to recharge and ponder. When I take time to meditate or clear my mind, it allows me time to think over things that would otherwise be missed.
4. I’m not a big talker. I like that because it means that most of the time I prefer to listen, and the world can be a wonderful place when you listen to others.
So those were my four flaws that I like and why. Now I need a fifth…
5. I like my ass xD Seriously, guys, it’s a great ass, you should see it.
I know that was kind of a strange way to answer the question, but I hope y'all can see where I’m coming from with it.
This is some analysis of Bill’s AMA. Because I have 2 hours of sleep in me and for some reason think this is a good idea.
So the AMA gave us some interesting worldbuilding information about Bill. Prior, we knew he was an all knowing dream demon, but a lot was left to interpretation. Now we’ve got some more information.
1. Bill is omniscient and omnipotent.
We now know that Bill spies on the world through images of him. Whether this requires a triangle with a circle in the middle or just a triangle is unclear, but either way he’s EVERYWHERE.
From windows, carpets, drawings, trees… Bill has an easy view of almost any room in the Mystery Shack, Gideon’s room, the forest, and even has his image on money and makeup, which EVERYONE has. Bill is so widespread that he can basically see everything and everyone at all times. All he needs is a “peephole.” Which we all readily supply on the margins of our math notes.
How else does Bill spy on us? Well…
2. Bill can enter anyone’s mind at any time.
With these two answers, we see that Bill can watch the people of Gravity Falls through the “skulls of the gullible,” which is basically everyone in the town to be honest. Even if it isn’t, there are plenty of people in town to use. Furthermore, any dreams are free game. All someone has to do is fall asleep…
…or he can to put them to sleep.
And once that’s done, he’s in. Free to watch dreams, make deals, or something… darker.
3. Bill can see potential futures and alternate universes.
Bill’s LOTS OF THINGS flashes revealed some images that occurred later in the show:
Suggesting he had at least SOME knowledge of the future. Yet, he went through with Gideon’s deal and was really mad when it didn’t go through. He made the deal with Dipper, but didn’t know where the journal was. From this, and his answer, there are two conclusions we can make.
A) Bill can only see possible futures, similar to Garnet’s future vision in Steven Universe.
B) Bill sees the future and acts like he can’t. All of his “defeats” are orchestrated to manipulate those around him to act how he wants.
Bill’s rivalry with the Time Baby may suggest Bill is trying to change the future. In Dipper and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun, one code said “Time Baby is worried about Bill.” Could this be because he will change the future so he’ll never come to power? Who knows…
4. Bill’s power is always increasing. And he needs more.
Bill gains power the more he knows. He is angling for a promotion. He wishes he had physical form. (although that comment could also be interpreted as “well, that would have happened if I had physical form”)
Bill is gaining power by becoming more known. Perhaps this is a fourth wall break in a way– we are adding to his power by enjoying his character so much. Look how eager he is to make a deal with the first person.
5. Bill is beginning to gain power outside the Mindscape.
This one is more of a theory than fact, however….
This suggests Bill is in fact the “invisible wizard.” DaMGtMaNF has a cipher that says “The invisible wizard keeps untying Dipper’s shoes.” The wizard is “seen” in in Little Dipper
and in Carpet Diem, which also explains Bill’s comment in Sock Opera.
But here’s the troubling thing: how was Bill able to be kissed by Grenda if he has no physical form outside the mindscape?
Take another look at the cipher from DaMGtMaNF: “The invisible wizard keeps untying Dipper’s shoes.”
How can Bill untie shoes without physical form?
All the followers Bill is gaining, and all the power he gets as a result, is beginning to help him get the physical form he desires. He is beginning to break out of the shackles of the mindscape.
This is basically all we’ve gotten about the extent of Bill’s powers at this time. His plans remain unknown. His relationships to various characters remain foggy. But we’re learning more and more about our favorite demon, which can help us figure it out.
If I could just reverse the polarity, then I can reroute the power through the main deflector array, and by using an inverse tachyon beam on the self sealing stem bolts... It's very complex science...
You don't know what's wrong with the toaster, do you?
... If I just run a level three diagnostic...
I appreciate you all coming out for it. I really do.
Though I can’t mask the wicked disappointment I got with how it ended (ISP throttling my upload, preventing me from streaming. Tried for 2 hours straight, was on call with them twice, etc.) I at least hope it was a decent ride for as long as it lasted.
the clexa fandom is the most insanely amazing fandom i’ve ever seen like raising over 100k for the trevor project and putting billboards up and knocking sponsors from supporting a toxic show and making ratings of said toxic show drop like flies honestly that’s making a REAL difference and a REAL statement and it’s so fucking cool to watch
people saying that ladrien is the sin ship are so RIGHT
cause marinette is head over heels for adrien and adrien/chat is practically in love with ladybug. they’d take the opportunity to be close to each other.
cause marinette as her civilian self can’t form a coherent sentence around adrien. but as ladybug, she feels more heroic, braver, more daring to flirt with adrien because he doesn’t know it’s her and she feels so confident behind the mask. elated that he flirts back with her and likes her and wants to be closer to her.
all adrien wants is to be close to ladybug, to know her more intimately, to have his love returned and if his lady doesn’t love him as chat he would be a little selfish and revel in the fact that she likes his civilian self.
so, YES VERY SINFUL.
Marichat, imo, would most likely be unlikely friends who are surprised by how much they like each other’s company. their friendship and rapport grows with each interaction. they start to notice things about one another they never had before.
adrien would see marinette during school and have to contain himself from calling her “princess.” he’s surprised about how much he wants to come over to her and talk and joke like they do. how, after ladybug and nino, she’s the person he most likes. how he looks to protect her when an akuma attacks and she’s nearby.
marinette would start unconsciously thinking about chat more while she’s her civilian self. fun jokes and cute puns he would laugh at. what kinds of sweets he likes that she could have ready when he comes over. bantering opinions about characters and ships from the books they’ve read and anime/tv shows/cartoons they’ve watched.
how the more they get to know about each other in a personal way, the deeper they fall for one another and how they don’t even notice until it hits them in a moment of unexpected physical closeness and they’re just like “wow, this is so nice… I could honestly kiss you just now.”
when you think about it marichat could actually be so innocent compared to what ladrien could be
both ships inevitably ride the angst train cause on the one hand:
ladrien loves to be with one another but it hurts them that they didn’t fall for their other self, the one that is always trying to get the other’s attention but can never succeed. feeling like they’ve got who they want without being fully themselves
marientte seeing adrien in class and wanting to kiss him senseless but feeling like he would stop liking her if he knew it was her. that the magic would be gone from their relationship if she tells him who she is. wanting to keep him safe from the hawkmoth in case he targets him for being with her.
adrien feeling guilty about not telling ladybug that she’s kissing chat, who’s romantic advances she has shot down. feel like he’s betraying her trust in a way. wondering if ladybug would start disliking him if he started being more like his chat side when he’s adrien.
ON THE OTHER HAND, with marichat, marinette would feel bad about getting close to chat as her civilian self when chat really wanted to know ladybug’s secret identity. even worse as she starts realizing that not only does chat truly hold genuine love for ladybug but that she’s been slowly falling for him the more she gets to know him. not knowing how to pursue him as ladybug while also not being able to fully let go of adrien, who she has felt more comfortable and can’t help but laugh and smile with now.
then there’s chat who is dedicated wholeheartedly to his lady but can’t help but think about his princess just as much now. feeling so torn in half about loving two girls at the same time and wanting to choose but just can’t. getting excited with each advancement he makes with his friendship with marinette again as adrien. wanting to place an arm around her or play with her hair but can’t because they’re not as close as chat with marinette.
angst on all sides of the square I love it and I’m dying