In accordance with our agreement, find enclosed three copies of the documentation requested and contracted through our intermediaries. I caution your organization to guard well these copies and the sensitive subjects within, as the documentation is enchanted against reproduction or modification.
The information is segmented and presented in ways that should clearly delineate the power and political hierarchies per request. Our agreement left to my discretion the format in which I provide documentation; this imagination-enacted crisis training exercise is easily digestible and a proven methodology for comparative metaphysical and paranormal research. Its form and functionality are sound. I welcome any questions you may have in this regard.
Please also find enclosed the sum of the payment remitted to me as part of my standard fee. In this single instance, payment is neither desired nor requisite. Instead, this oeuvre is given as an emblem of gratitude for the benevolence you once a afforded me, and I offer it with approbation. Furthermore, you have selected a unique role in our world before truly appreciating that role’s implications, and such ignorance is deadly.
In closing, I shall certify the veracity of this document’s contents as of 1/1/2000, at 00:00:00. Any future inaccuracies may be credited to the winds of change.
Upon delivery, our contractual obligation is fulfilled. I remain yours respectfully,
Ivy the Archive (Dresden Files Accelerated RPG)
“He’s going to loathe this roleplaying game format that you cooked up.” “Then perhaps he should have given the contract more scrutiny.”
So Marcone is not expecting this game! Hell’s bells, I would LOVE to see his face when he receives his delivery. And I’d like to think that two weeks later he walks in to the BFS only to find Gard and Hendricks both dressed up in LARP cosplay.
Also, Ivy is doing this as a favour for saving her life, but also as a way of protecting him? Marcone as surrogate uncle confirmed.
honestly my biggest pet peeve in fic AND in canon is everyone forgetting that kara is more than just a musclehead with the emotional range of a puppy and is actually a refugee, with her entire culture and language and religion wiped out, everyone she’s ever met dead, not simply a human with powers but a Kryptonian, always.
Who comes from a family of universe-renowned scientists, and was considered a genius by the standards of the extremely technologically advanced society that aren’t simply american humans in a few thousand years but people who probably have very different brains–along with also being created via the Codex and genetic manipulation (so it’s probably phased out any junk DNA, or vestigial structures–so, Kara probably doesn’t actually have an appendix or wisdom teeth tbh). If Kara had actually lived her life on Krypton, there’s a very high chance she would have went into the Science guild tbh
Really, imagine if you had gone through the equivalent of a rigorous phD program, and then all of a sudden put in a kindergarten science class. In the comics Kara was about to become the youngest person on the Kryptonian science counsel, ever
Yeah, of course Kara’s going to be bored with Earth level science, those science fairs that Alex dragged her along to are, to her, probably rudimentary at best, wildly off the mark at worst (and really–she’s been told to keep hidden. Genius children make news, genius children are noticed. Alex probably had a bit more leeway as the daughter of two world renowned scientists, already noticed by her teachers to be gifted but kara’s already the new adopted kid with the funny accent and mannerisms in a small town. That would be the exact opposite of laying low).
Lena’s probably a better tactician than Kara–a life as a Luthor would be a constant practice in tactics, long term planning. She’s definitely a brilliant scientist, but out of the two of them? Kara’s probably better.
And honestly? Lena realizing just how brilliant Kara really is, a fully fleshed three dimensional character, would be such a better story than just pretending that kara is an idiot with maybe 3 emotions.
Part of what makes Kara such a compelling character is that she’s been through so much, has so much anger and rage and sorrow but still manages to be a light and inspiration for others, intelligent, someone with a gift with words, a genius–someone who thinks of herself–Kara Zor-El, the powerless Kryptonian–as ordinary, someone not yet worthwhile, but she wants to be. She defeated Myriad through her words, through her sincerity and optimism, simply as herself. As Astra said, Kara “has the heart of a hero,” regardless of powers.Her heart is what makes her a hero.
tl;dr: kara is more than just a “puppy” who is incapable of intelligent thought
Washington State University Physicists create 'negative mass'
Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.
The phenomenon is rarely created in laboratory conditions and can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos, said Michael Forbes, a WSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington. The research appears today in the journal Physical Review Letters, where it is featured as an “Editor’s Suggestion.”
Hypothetically, matter can have negative mass in the same sense that an electric charge can be either negative or positive. People rarely think in these terms, and our everyday world sees only the positive aspects of Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion, in which a force is equal to the mass of an object times its acceleration, or F=ma. In other words, if you push an object, it will accelerate in the direction you’re pushing it. Mass will accelerate in the direction of the force.
mr. pissboy in charge reportedly told the mexican president “i don’t need the mexicans. i don’t need mexico,” and “we are going to build the wall and you all are going to pay for it, like it or not”. which is bad enough, but then trump really outshitted himself by suggesting that unless mexico were able to combat drug trafficking, he would send US troops to take care of it
if this is true, the american president literally just threatened to invade an allied country. let that fucking sink in for a while
acc pre-calc notes from this week! we started learning about the unit circle and radians and degrees and stuff like that, and tbh it’s kinda sorta making sense??? i mean, i’m still rlly bad at estimating, but you gotta do what you gotta do to improve :’)
inspired by this vine and fueled by the encouragement of @zephyoongist and the help of other kind souls (who I’m not going to tag bc like…I don’t want to spam you all)
smut, 2.4k words, jungkook/reader, racer/playboy/rich kid au
in is never hard; after all, the illegal racing scene isn’t new to you. It’s as
chaotic as ever, and you love it. People call out bets, bicker, toss money and
who knows what else about, while in the background, music blasts. You push past
people–scantily clad girls, half-naked men–as you make your way to the bar.
The bartender greets you with a smile and a nod as you slide into a vacant
“Hey there,” he says. “Haven’t
seen you in a while.” He has to raise his voice to be heard above the din of
the pre-race excitement.
“Jin,” you say. “Things got busy.
I’m glad to be back, though.”
“You didn’t miss much. You
excited for tonight’s race?”
“You know it,” you say, smirking.
Someone roughly pushes past, jostling you; you turn to glare at his retreating
back before turning to Jin again. “It’s so crowded here. More than I remember it
He shrugs. “Yeah, well, this is
how it usually is whenever Jeon and his other rich friends come by. I hear he’s
racing tonight, too.”
Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We’re Losing Information About The Universe?
“The universe’s expansion means our visible horizon is retreating; things faraway are vanishing continuously. (Albeit slowly, right now.) This would seem to imply we are losing information about the universe. So why is it the idea of losing information in a black hole’s event horizon is so controversial, if we’re constantly losing information to another horizon?”
As you look to greater and greater distances, you’re looking back in time in the Universe. But thanks to dark energy, what we can see and access today isn’t always going to be accessible. As galaxies grow more distant with the accelerated expansion of the Universe, they eventually recede faster than the speed of light. At present, 97% of the galaxies in the Universe aren’t reachable by us, even at the speed of light. But that isn’t the same as losing information. As a galaxy crosses over the horizon, its information never disappears from the Universe connected to us entirely. Instead, it gets imprinted on the cosmic horizon, the same way that information falling into a black hole gets imprinted on its event horizon. But there’s a fundamental difference between a black hole’s decaying horizon to the cosmic horizon’s eternal persistence, and that makes all the difference.