crossing the event horizon

You’ve been convicted of 1st degree murder, and (as is customary in society) are sentenced to “death by black-hole.” You expect death as your capsule approaches the event horizon. After crossing, everything goes silent, until you hear someone say “Sir, I’ve found another one.”


“Come on we’re The Flash! It’s parallel universes. Grant Gustin is The Flash AND I’m The Flash! Don’t you see? It’s the Event Horizon, we crossed it baby.” - Ezra Miller

  • Mack: So how long have you two...?
  • Jemma: Oh no. No, we've... It's not...
  • Jemma: ...
  • Jemma: I suppose it's very new.
  • Mack: No, it isn't.
  • Jemma: Fitz... He thinks we're cursed-
  • Fitz, bursting through the door: THAT WAS ONE TIME!!!
Short analysis of the MysMe characters

Ok so I’ve been seeing a lot of posts either praising or criticizing single characters … and I couldn’t help but think about it myself. So I’ve collected my own take on the whole crew, positive as well as negative. Because let’s face it – all of them have good and bad traits to them! And that’s okay!

Pls be aware that this has been written by someone who loves (almost) all these characters to bits and pieces. (^_^;)


— the flaws —

  • Lazy bum who spends his nights gaming instead of studying and sleeping, then complains about it
  • Passive personality, can’t motivate himself to do anything for himself and needs others to give him a push
  • Has not processed his apparent crush on his cousin properly
  • So screws up quite a bit when it comes to romance
  • Some of the flirting can be cringy and he can turn slightly yandere

— and why I love him anyway —

  • He is genuinely a sweet and nice guy and probably couldn’t hurt a fly (well, unprovoked)
  • Cares a lot about the others and their wellbeing
  • Often a heart on his sleeve type of guy
  • Relatable as hell, because I’m sure a lot of students were in his situation once
  • Actually really smart
  • Likes to help both people and animals
  • Great character development!


— the flaws —

  • Tends to force others to give him the praise he craves
  • And will give it to himself, too, no matter if he was successful with the last point or not
  • Is almost immediately overprotective of MC, seemingly just because she is a girl
  • Despite being the one who comes on to her the strongest of all of them
  • Shows uncalled for aggression and rudeness towards Jumin who actually never did anything wrong to him

— BUT here’s why I still love him —

  • Is actually sweet and caring, and genuinely supportive
  • And his protective instinct can be a good thing
  • Can take care of you and himself, too, so he might actually be the most well adjusted adult of all of them
  • Talented and passionate and willing to fight his way through life to follow his dream
  • He’s outgoing and usually open about his emotions
  • Also relatable, because a lot of people have hidden insecurities


— she does have … some flaws —

  • Not very good at taking care of herself and her own needs, sacrifices her health and wellbeing out of fear of what would happen if she lost her job
  • Can be slightly annoying at the beginning of Zen’s route because she is a bit overprotective of him
  • Kind of in the closet about her bisexuality

— though not a lot of them because —

  • She is sensible, capable, reliable – and still humble
  • Also kind and helpful, despite seeming a bit unapproachable at first
  • A hard worker who only came this far through her own efforts
  • Her thoughts and troubles about work and life in general are very relatable
  • Has a hidden passionate and excitable side to her, which is cute
  • Also is a hidden bad ass


— the flaws —

  • He’s … well, a trust fund kid who relies on his ridiculously inexhaustible resources a lot
  • Has a bad case of repressed emotions
  • And detachment from other people
  • Slightly unhealthy relationship with his cat because of this
  • His romance becomes very intense, in a … concerning way at first, also because of his emotional and inter-personal issues

— but again, here’s the good about him to consider —

  • Very hard to offend or intimidate because of his pragmatic and confident mindset
  • Good at handling difficult situations
  • Cares a lot more about the people around him than anyone would expect
  • He is actually quite open minded and curious, eager to learn about new things
  • His social awkwardness and his more “human” moments are surprisingly cute
  • Also, actually does work for his money, and is very generous


— the spoiler-ish flaws —

  • He got very used to being dishonest
  • Tends to go to extremes when his protective side is triggered – and not necessarily in good directions
  • Latent self-hatred, awkwardly mixed with arrogance concerning his abilities
  • Not above lashing out at people when distressed (though only verbally)
  • Is kind of pushed as the “main route” which may be annoying to some

— and why I love this cute hacker anyway —

  • Exceptionally entertaining with his quirkiness and random sense of humor
  • Quick thinking and open minded
  • Relatable for a lot of reasons, ranging from the silliness, to the nerdiness, and to the deflecting from serious issues by turning them into a joke thing
  • Actually a dedicated and caring person, and really protective of those who are dear to him
  • Wants nothing more than them to be happy and safe

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The Nail: June 2017

The Nail isn’t about perfection. It isn’t about award-level contenders. It’s about seeing focus and effort and hard work radiate off of the screen. 

The Nail’s purpose isn’t to highlight genres of fics or specific ships written during a certain time frame - the sole focus is quality.

Character dimension. Writing with clever readers in mind. Solid world-building. Tension through boundaries. Crazy crisp dialogue. Incredibly tight plotting. Big emotion.

And though yours truly - nice to meet you, new folks, I’m Nash! - is editor of the list, the goal is for YOU to curate the content. 

Read more about how all this came to be, find past editions, see what factors are considered when constructing the list, and learn how to get your recommendations in HERE.

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harrlson-wells  asked:

This question is a little sci fi 😂 I realize we don't know very much about blackholes, but would it be possible to disrupt a singularity by overloading it with matter? Like a singularity has to have a rare at which it crushes atoms, if you put matter in faster than it can crush them, what would happen?

Ok, so a singularity is what’s in the center of a black hole, where the gravitational pull of the matter inside has compressed and compressed and compressed all of the matter inside into a single point. Everything, whether it be something the mass of the sun or a billion suns, in one point. That’s what we call the singularity. 

Black holes have what we call an event horizon. This is essentially the point of no return - once you go past this boundary, nothing can escape. The event horizon is when the escape velocity (speed at which you must travel to exit the gravitational pull) is equal to the speed of light. Since nothing can travel faster than light, once something crosses this boundary there is literally no possible way for it to escape.

When a really really massive star (like, 3x as massive as our sun) dies, its core collapses into a singularity, creating a black hole. All the matter surrounding it rushes in. Since the singularity is relatively low-mass, it’s got a small radius. When all that matter is trying to go into something not very large, a “traffic jam” forms, so to speak. Basically, too much matter is trying to go into too small of a hole, so all the material in the star bounces off of the super dense material surrounding the new black hole, bouncing off and rushing back outward into space at 10% the speed of light. This is what we call a supernova. (it is important to note that not all supernovae create black holes, some create neutron stars)

So to answer your question, you can’t disrupt a singularity because in order to get close to a singularity, you have to cross the event horizon, at which point the only direction is down towards the singularity. However, if you were to try to put a huge amount of matter into a black hole that was relatively small, the matter would get backed up outside the event horizon, and could bounce off the compacted material and fly back outwards into space. 

Black Holes: A Summary

I got asked this lovely question yesterday afternoon and instead of just answering it, I wanted to write a comprehensive post about black holes and their many intricacies.  So, here we go: let’s talk about black holes!


We’re going to work with General Relativity (mostly) because it simplifies these concepts down into something a lot more understandable.  General Relativity is the perception of gravity as not an inherent force, but instead caused by the curvature of spacetime, a two-dimensional interpretation of the four dimensions of Minkowski spacetime (space in x, y and z directions and time).  The extent of the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the mass of the object.  Quantum theory will come up briefly, but not in the creation of black holes nor in the analysis of their properties.  

We’re also going to assume that the black holes discussed are gravitational, static and eternal.  This means that the black holes have gravity generated by their mass, do not spin and do not deteriorate over time.  I will discuss black hole deterioration in a separate section, but that concept won’t be relevant in the earlier sections.  

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Aida: *opens the “Epic Fitzsimmons Moments” book*

Aida: Ok, let’s see..
Bottom Of The Ocean: not useful, ‘Maybe there is’: nope.., Sunrise: meh, .., Universe Crossing: OH I LIKE THIS ONE.. wait, I’ve already used this. dammit.  .., Event Horizon: lol what the fuck.., Hand Holding: ok, let’s try

Madame Hydra: *hides book*

Madame Hydra, to Fitz: I think we should hold hands now

Fitz: Wha-

Madame Hydra: Leopold, I COMMAND you to hold my hand right now

Fitz: But Madame, w-

Madame Hydra: Leopold WHATEVER Fitz! I run this world so you’re gonna hold my hand right now you like it or not or I’ll!!! burn!!! everything!!! to!!! ashes!!!

Fitz: ok, madame *holds hand*

Madame Hydra: Nailed it. He loves me

cryptoking  asked:

So this may be an unanswerable question but if a particle was falling into a black hole and it's internal clock kept getting slower and slower as it approached the event horizon then wouldn't it never reach the event horizon? Could particles and their light just slow down to the point they are no longer visable?

From an outside point of view, this is correct! You would never actually be able to see an object cross the event horizon of a black hole, watching from a distance. Over time, less and less of the light from the object will be able to escape, and the light that does gets tremendously red-shifted, to the point where it appears as if the object just vanishes.

From the perspective of the object falling in, on the other hand, it would pass straight through the event horizon, and collide into the singularity at the center. This is one of the weirdest parts of general relativity, in my opinion.

ksycolor  asked:

What do you think the best arc in Fairy Tail is? Like, the most decent one Mashima ever did.

The best arc is easily the Fantasia arc.

Yes, it does have some of the problems other arcs will present–Erza’s fight with Evergreen is bullshit in the extreme, and Freed’s brutal torture of and attempt to kill Elfman warrant rather more than the slap on the wrist he received. 

But those aside, this arc has a lot to give and keeps on giving.

The situation starts off disastrously in the very beginning, with all of the ladies turned to stone, and half of the powerful players lost as a result. What’s more, Natsu and Gajeel are prevented from leaving by the same barrier holding Makarov in, so they’re out of the fight too.

We get a good focus on Elfman as he tries to save his sister, and Gray’s loss to Bickslow doesn’t feel too cheap nor forced. This is also where the AlBis action takes off, with us getting to see that, when you remove the star players, not only does Fairy Tail still have some formidable people in its ranks, but they can be pretty deep as well. Hurt my heart when Alzack berated Freed for making him go through his friends to save Bisca. 

Not to mention the Thunder Legion are played as at their most powerful here. Every one of them feels like the dangerous foe we’ve come to expect from Fairy Tail, but in a much darker light. Freed’s powers in particular are just scary, and watching Mirajane come undone and break her two-year refrain from combat was amazing. Lucy and Leo defeating Bickslow was also pretty nice to watch.

Putting Evergreen to one side, Bickslow is taken out with an appropriate application of logic combined with well-timed force, despite presenting a seemingly unbeatable combo assault. Freed loses badly when he provokes Mirajane, and not for lack of trying when it comes to trying to take her out. We were hinted several times that Mirajane had that power within her, and it paid off. 

Which just leaves Laxus.

You guys don’t understand how beautiful Laxus vs. Everyone Else is. In sharp contrast to the Jellal boss fight at the end of the previous arc (which was rather underwhelming on a rewatch), Laxus’ fight is incredible. Nobody, not even Makarov, had any idea of just how utterly, monstrously powerful Laxus really was–he has every right to be confident in his ability to take over the guild by force. And despite his obsession with power, there’s hints that he’s pretty damn smart, too. Aside from planning that hijack and hostage situation, he also rounds off perfect answers to Erza’s remarks on battle, and happens to have mastered fucking Fairy Law, which was later revealed takes ten years. Mystogan, his only rival, doesn’t even manage to hurt him.

And Fairy Law was an excellent way to yank Laxus’ collar and make sure he didn’t cross that final moral event horizon. It was very powerful, because even though he was borderline insane and volatile and trying to shitkick everyone, he still didn’t have it in his heart to really kill his guildmates and hometown. 

I’ve also said that Natsu defeating him at the end of the arc is one of the only believable wins for Natsu, because Laxus pretty much defeated himself. He wasted massive reserves of energy casting Raging Bolt, Fairy Law, and Heavenward Halberd, and had nothing left while Natsu had just enough. Gajeel doesn’t let anyone think for a second that Natsu’s on par. 

And yes, the scenes at the end made me cry actual tears. They still do. 

I love the Fantasia arc. 

What Would Happen To You If You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are without question some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that they hideously deform space and time, so dense that their centers are called “points at infinity,” and pitch-black because not even light can escape them, it isn’t surprising that so many people wonder what it would be like to visit one.

It’s not exactly a restive vacation spot, as it turns out.

If you were to take a step into a black hole, your body would most closely resemble “toothpaste being extruded out of the tube,” said Charles Liu, an astrophysicist who works at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium.

Liu said that when an object crosses a black hole’s “event horizon” — its outer boundary, or point of no return — the same physics that causes Earth’s ocean tides begins to take effect. Gravity’s strength decreases with distance, so the moon pulls on the side of the Earth closer to it a bit more vigorously than the side farther from it, and as a result, Earth elongates ever so slightly in the direction of the moon. The land is sturdy, so it doesn’t move much, but the water on Earth’s surface is fluid, so it flows along the elongated axis. “That’s the tidal interaction,” he said.

Rising tides are about as calming a scene as there is. A human toeing the line of a black hole? Not so much.

Near a black hole roughly the size of Earth, tidal forces are magnified off the scale. Swan-diving into one, the top of your head would feel so much more gravitational pull than the tips of your toes that you would be stretched, longer and longer. “Sir Martin Rees coined the term ‘spaghettification,’ which is a perfectly good way to put it. You eventually become a stream of subatomic particles that swirl into the black hole,” Liu said.

Because your brain would dissociate into its constituent atoms almost instantly, you’d have little opportunity to soak in the scenery at the threshold of an Earth-size black hole.

However, if you’re dead-set on visiting a space-time singularity, we recommend going big; bigger black holes have less extreme surfaces. “If you had a black hole the size of our solar system, then the tidal forces at the event horizon … are not quite that strong. So you could actually maintain your structural integrity,” Liu said.

In that case, you would get to experience the effects of the curvature of space-time, predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, firsthand.

“First of all, you approach the speed of light as you fall into the black hole. So the faster you move through space, the slower you move through time,” he said. “Furthermore, as you fall, there are things that have been falling in front of you that have experienced an even greater 'time dilation’ than you have. So if you’re able to look forward toward the black hole, you see every object that has fallen into it in the past. And then if you look backwards, you’ll be able to see everything that will ever fall into the black hole behind you.

"So the upshot is, you’ll get to see the entire history of that spot in the universe simultaneously,” he said, “from the Big Bang all the way into the distant future.”

Not such a bad way to go, in the grand scheme of things.

anonymous asked:

Hello! English is not my mother tongue, and I have never understood the quote that I recently saw again in a post "We're maintaining our position on the event horizon of chaos". It's the "horizon of chaos" part that I don't get. I mean, I don't even get it grammatically XD. Could you please explain it?

In short, the metaphor means that they’re remaining positioned at the point of no return, rather than crossing over or retreating from it. 

“Event horizon” is a compound noun and the key part to understand. In layman’s terms, the event horizon is the outer boundary of a black hole. Outside of it, space-time is ordinary, but any matter that crosses that threshold is on a one-way journey to the singularity at the center of the black hole (the place of infinite density and infinite curvature of space-time). Matter may behave chaotically on that trip. Hannibal is interested in the chaos because of his fascination with entropy and his own (in)ability to turn back time. 

In the context of the scene and episode, “event horizon” refers partially to Will’s “becoming” the murderer Hannibal is turning him into, partially to Hannibal finally getting his life partner and the two of them becoming one, and partially the two of them managing to avoid having to ditch their current lives and begin a new one. They are managing to hover at the threshold at each of these things without quite fully committing. 

I remember Bryan making quite a few references to black holes during his discussion of S2, calling Hannibal a black hole or calling Will and Hannibal two black holes that were circling each other, but I guess enough time has passed that I can’t remember if more references to this got into the show, or if that mostly just took place in interviews. Guess I should rewatch the latter part of S2. 

anonymous asked:

JD is a horrible character, a monster.. Because he didn't give Veronica her big gulp..

fuck….ur right. I don’t like him anymore. son of a bitch has officially crossed the moral event horizon for not giving Veronica that big gulp.

I have no words

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tardistogongen - You can always tell when a Faction Paradox fan has crossed the fandom event horizon because they pony up the money for a physical copy of “Erasing Sherlock”.

big-finish-sketches, holding a physical copy of “Erasing Sherlock” - I make terrible financial decisions.]

Black Hole

Black holes, the weirdest thing in the space.  When you look at the black hole you are looking at event horizon {as the event horizon is the black part of black hole}, it is impossible to cross event horizon even light can not escape the event horizon, so anything which tries to crosses the event horizon needs to be travel faster than the speed of light which is impossible as light also can’t escape the event horizon. As the event horizon is the black part of a black hole. So what is the center of the black hole? Singularity a singularity is infinitely dense it means all its mass is contrasted to the single point where there is no surface or no volume. If an object is size of black hole and if the black hole will suck that object so there will be no black hole remaining. So what will happen if you able to get in the black hole? For you time will get slower {as you will travel too fast} so you can see the future of the universe, but we are not quite sure what will happen. It could be possible that you could die but we don’t know, but what do we know is about hawking radiation, as all the black hole in the universe will die one day or another because of empty space, as in empty space virtual practicals came into existence and annihilate each other. When this process happens at the edge of a black hole then practical which is inside of the black hole will get inside the black hole and the outside particle will be deflected to the outside, so the black hole is losing the energy but this process is very slow. So we can say that black hole will die someday.

Cumulative Speed Force theory: From Alternate Universes to Zoom

Part I: Introduction

In this section, we’ll look at the framework of my Speed Force theory.

Q. What is Speed Force?

A. Speed Force is an energy system.  

It has three forms: Speed Force is a dimension, a universe, and an entity.  Speed Force exists outside of the multiverse.  It’s the Creative force in the cosmos: it shapes everything.  Without Speed Force, there is nothing.  Speed Force is infinite: it is ancient, powerful, and vast.

1. Speed Force as a dimension.  

As human beings, we perceive four dimensions: three are visible and one is invisible.  The visible dimensions are spatial: left-right, forward-backward, and up-down.  The invisible dimension is temporal: point-a-to-point-b.  Speed Force is like a fifth dimension, beyond our perception: it is an event horizon we cannot spatially cross or temporally arrive at.  In essence: no spaceship could take you there, no matter how far you go, or how long you last.  It exists in a dimension outside of space-time.  

Photo: Visualizing Speed Force as a dimension, crossing over from limbo to a divergent universe.

Originally posted by emmagoodalls

Gif: Visualizing Speed Force as a dimension, crossing over from limbo to the multiverse.

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