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Dr. Tesla Discussing The Ether Space Wave Theory

“It was evident to me that wireless transmission of energy, if it could ever be accomplished, is not an invention; it is an art. Bell’s telephone, Edison’s phonograph, or my induction motor were inventions, but the wireless transmission of energy is an art that requires a great many inventions in combination.

“We are living on a planet that is rushing through space; this planet is partly conducting and partly insulating. If it were all conducting, or if it were all insulating, we could not transmit energy without wire. It is only because it is partly conducting and partly insulating that a glorious future for man is reserved through the application of this art.”

–Nikola Tesla

(From a pre-hearing interview with Nikola Tesla and his legal counsel in 1916 to protect his radio patents from the Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Company.)

[Fig. 1]:
“We are living on a planet of well-nigh inconceivable dimensions, surrounded by a layer of insulating air above which is a rarefied and conducting atmosphere. This is providential, for if all the air were conducting the transmission of electrical energy thru the natural media would be impossible.” –NT

[Fig. 2]:
“My early experiments have shown that currents of high frequency and great tension readily pass thru an atmosphere but moderately rarefied, so that the insulating stratum is reduced to a small thickness as will be evident by inspection of [Fig. 2], in which a part of the earth and its gaseous envelope is shown to scale. If the radius of the sphere is 12½”, then the non-conducting layer is only 1/64″ thick and it will be obvious that the Hertzian rays cannot traverse so thin a crack between two conducting surfaces for any considerable distance, without being absorbed.” –NT

“Famous Scientific Illusions.” Electrical Experimenter, February, 1919.
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fig. 1: sufjan stevens rips a hole in the fabric of space-time

fig. 2. sufjan stevens regrets his recklessness in the pursuit of oneness between the corporeal and the ethereal; approximately half the venue has been taken by the void. he scans the massacre quietly

kindness is disingenuous. i don’t profess to be kind, but accommodating. i will curb —but not bend— my passions around you. i am not the gentlest of people, & heaven knows i haven’t any patience to speak of, but i’ve blunted my claws so that i won’t cut you when you come to cradle me. do not thank me— i struggle with compassion. it is a nestling thing, a warming thing; it is mawkish & tenacious as i am reticent & harsh. & you! oh curious creature, you know that i am negligent in noble pleasure; you know that my fervor is a front to deny my disillusionment. i am not nice— why must you insist on calling me so? i smile only to lure my prey, even if that prey is myself. i shoulder burdens only to increase my mortal strength. it is a conceptual teething; the pain makes my mouth water. i love only to know the joy of love, i give only to know reception. if i spare you from the knife, it is for my dislike of blood. this isn’t to say that i don’t value happiness— i simply do not feel attracted to a saccharine existence— it repulses me through & through! kindness is manipulation! kindness is a rebuke! & you, oh curious creature! how can you proclaim to love me with open arms, yet reproach me with piteous eyes? —no. i am accommodating, considerate even; but darling, i’m not nice.

hard sketch, fig. 2

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fig 1. deerclops didn’t do any damage to any important base structures but he DID knock over my spider queen memorial. JERK. (people came to help with deerclops but did not comment on webber hastily constructing a new chest and shoving all the spider heads inside)

fig 2. walani neatly inserts foot in mouth, WX is amused.

feat. @wayward-wendy​, @inhumanrobot​ (WX), @sameboot​ (walani), @flowerchildgamer​ (wickerbottom)

Good morning sunshine!

Fill your magic bullet with :
1.5 frozen bananas
2 frozen figs
A tsp of maca powder
A whole yellow beet
A tsp of honey Flax almond butter
Add organic vanilla hemp milk

Blend until smooth

Top off with sweet coconut flakes and pears.

Voilà!

Poke Appreciation Society Presents: A Handpoking Tutorial

I am putting this together because I love handpoking and I love the culture that springs up around it, and I want to help the curious and interested followers of my blog have the best DIY tattoo that they can get. Handpoking is the oldest form of tattooing! People were handpoking before they built churches or learned to write.

The fact of the matter is, you are going to do whatever the hell you want to do. I offer the following information only in the hope of spreading knowledge to you in an attempt to help you do the best stick and poke tattoo that you can do. if you’re going to do something, I encourage you to do it well by applying a willingness to devote at least a minimal amount time and energy into learning something about said skill.

Acquire the proper tools, PRACTICE before you poke, and above all else, BE CLEAN when you tattoo yourself and others. Don’t reuse needles. Don’t reuse ink. Wear fucking gloves. Dispose of your needles in the safest way you can manage. This will help minimize the risk of infection and decrease the spreading of blood borne pathogens.

NEEDLES
I recommend that you order, from the internet, real tattoo needles that would normally be used in a machine, instead of making your own, but I will go over making your own rounds below, as well. You can get needles from any number of tattoo supply websites and even amazon has them. Tattoo needles are the best option because they come pre-sterilized and deliver crisp lines when used with skill.

In case you have never seen a tattoo needle, here is a picture.


As you can see, a tattoo needle is a long rod with a grouping or cluster of pins on the end. These groupings of needles come in different sizes and shapes, depending on how many needles are grouped together or what configuration the needles make when pushing ink into the skin. There are liner needles and shader needles, rounds and flats.

See that blue dot? That blue dot means the needle is sterile. If there is no blue dot, or the packaging is open, throw the needle away.

For handpoking, I recommend round liners. Liner needles come in different numbers, depending on how many needles make up the formation. There are 3RL, which is a grouping of three needles in a circular formation, followed by 5RL, 7RL, 9RL and 11RL.

It is good to have some popsicle sticks to tape your needle to, this makes it easier to work with.

Hand making a round liner
So, maybe you live somewhere where just ordering needles isn’t an option. Maybe you’re on the road. Maybe you’re locked up. I will be frank and say making your own rounds out of sewing needles isn’t clean, and isn’t something I recommend. Unfortunately just boiling something isn’t enough to make it sterile, and burning the tip of the sewing needle isn’t a good idea either. That said, I have like 9 handpoked tattoos, and none of them became infected, and some of them were administered with homemade round liners using sewing needles. I opted to take that risk.

Ultimately, the choice is yours to make, and the risk is yours to take. There will always be some risk associated with this practice, but by being as clean as you can, you can minimize that risk.

Making a homemade round liner is easy to do badly. You have to be careful to get the needles flush with one another when you are making your round. The needles need to be flush so they’re not poking in at different depths.

You will need at least three (3) “clean” sewing needles, duct or masking tape, thread, and a pencil.

Fig. 1. Take a long piece of masking tape and put all three of your needles about ¼th down the sticky side of the tape, close to one end of the tape, sharp points of the needle up. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that all three of your needles be level as you can get them. (lol they’re not level in the diagram, sorry)

Fig. 2. Fold the end of the tape over, securing the needles in place.

Fig. 3. Carefully wrap the rest of the tape around the end of the pencil so the needle tips are about 2/3rd of an inch above the eraser.


4. Take a long piece of sewing thread and wind it around the needles, starting around the bottom and working tightly up. If you are using india ink, you will want to wrap your thread all the way up until only a centimeter or two of the needle are showing, essentially the very tip of the needle. You will use the thread as a wick for your india ink. Bind the needles so tightly that the row of three needles becomes bundled into a round formation.

I find that if I am using tattoo ink, I do not need to use the thread as a wick, I just dip often.

 Wind the thread back down and secure with a bit of tape.

There you have it, a handmade 3RL.

Handmade Liner FAQ
Why do I need to use 3 needles? Can’t I just use one?
You could use just one needle but you’d have to poke three times as much to make your lines solid. Using three needles instead of one makes each poke more efficient and productive.

Isn’t that going to hurt?
Yes, but not as much as you’d think. When you are tattooed with a machine, your tattooist is not using a single needle.

What happens if I do use just one needle?
Over-poking an area can lead to scarring, blown out ink, and potential infection (a tattoo is an open wound), and when you use just one needle you have to poke the design in many, many more times over.

Can I use a safety pin?
NO! Safety pins have barbed ends that will literally tear up your skin.

Can I use a piercing needle?
Piercing needles are hollow and are not recommended for tattooing.

Can I use a needle more than once?
NO. Throw it away in a drink container or empty beer can, or take it to a sharps container.

Can I share a tattoo needle with someone?
NO. Aside from being a great way to infect yourself with someone elses’ blood borne pathogens, it also dulls the needle.




INK
As with tattoo needles, it is my opinion that you should use tattoo ink for your handpoking, as it is specially designed to be poked into human skin to make images. It’s vibrancy and lasting power compared to water soluble pigment based india ink can’t be beat. I personally prefer Intenze black ink for my tattoos, but there are other good brands as well. Don’t be tempted by the inexpensiveness of brands like Scream or Prizm, they don’t cost very much because they fucking suck.

If tattoo ink is simply not available to you, a WATER SOLUBLE PIGMENT BASED INDIA INK will work. Speedball or Higgins are the two trusted brands of india ink that work well for stick and pokes.

Don’t use toothpaste and markers. Don’t use ball point pen ink. Don’t use paint, or lipstick, or crayon, or ash and piss like you’re in prison. Don’t use mascara, or eyeliner, or sharpie. None of these things are designed for tattooing and will increase your risk of scarring, infection and possibly even blood poisoning.

The options are: tattoo ink or water soluble pigment based india ink. India ink is 4$ in most places and you can get it at Walmart. Make it work.

Since you’re hopefully already ordering needles and ink, you should also order plastic caps that you can put ink into when you tattoo. If you aren’t, I would use a soda bottle cap that has been cleaned for at least two minutes with soap and extremely hot water and then rinsed for an equally long period.

Ink Faq
Can I reuse ink once it’s in the cap?
NO.

Can I use anything other than tattoo ink or india ink?
NO.

POKING
So, you have your needles and you have ink. What now?

Before you tattoo someone, or yourself, even, I would encourage you to buy an orange or two and practice poking them. Practice straight lines over the curved surface of the orange. Remember that human bodies are curved and rounded in most places, and not a flat paper canvas. Get a feel for it. Granted, poking an orange will be different than poking yourself, and definitely different than poking someone else, but basically anyone who wants to poke a tattoo should relegate themselves to the extremely minimal practice and experience of tattooing an orange or two.

Tattoo ink only needs to be poked into the first few (3 or 4) layers of the dermis. If you poke too deeply, you will poke ink into your subcutaneous fat layer which causes the ink to spread under the skin. This is what is referred to as ‘blow out’. After you have poked some oranges, and you are ready to poke yourself, remember this.

When poking at the right depth, you should feel a bit of a springy pop- that is the feeling of the needle poking through those first few layers of dermis. This will signify that you need not poke any deeper. You will know you are poking deep enough, but not too deep. Once you feel that pop, pull the round back out.

DON’T FORGET TO WEAR GLOVES. This is super important, especially if you tattoo someone other than yourself. Even the smallest cut or scratch on your fingers or hand, even an angry hangnail being left open can expose you to a host of shitty diseases that you don’t want to infect yourself with. Just because someone says they’re clean doesn’t mean that they are.

If you would wear a condom during sex, you should wear gloves when tattooing.

When tattooing myself, I use witchhazel to wipe the ink away with, it is soothing and works well for me personally. You can get green soap from amazon.com as easily as you can get needles or ink.


WORKSPACE
So You’ve practiced. You have your needles, your gloves, your ink. Let’s talk about your workspace. Disinfect your area that you will be working in. Get some bleach, lysol, what have you, and clean that shit. Wipe the table down, wipe any wipe-able surface down. Saran wrap is good to put down after you’ve wiped everything down, because it provides an uncontaminated surface for you to set your ink, needle and paper towels on. It is good to have a clean roll of paper towels, you’ll want to have some on hand for wiping your ink away as you administer the tattoo.

When you are finished tattooing, keep your gloves ON as you dispose of the needle and the bloody/inky paper towels, then take them off and wash your hands. By following these simple measures you can ensure that your tattoo will be cleaner and less likely to become infected or scarred.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and informative.

Safe and happy poking!

Community

1. (n.) a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.


2.(n.) a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

3. (n.) A beautiful thing to be a part of, if you’re in the right one.

Fig. 1

Originally posted by blue-eyed-boss

Fig. 2

Originally posted by dork-iplier

((Mod Kitty would like to sincerely thank Jack for founding such a beautiful community, and congratulate him on 16 mil.))

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V. Auto-analyse et piège égocentrique. Attention á l’autarcie du jugement. Fig. 1 - Fig.2
( V. Self-analysis and egocentric trap. Beware of judgment self-sufficiency. Fig. 1 - Fig.2)
Art Prints by Palefroi
Edition of 40
35 x 45 cm
Signed and numbered. Hand printed.
2017

System of a Down songs from the longest to the shortest.

Mind 6:16

Holy Mountains 5:28

Lost in Hollywood 5:22

BYOB 4:17

Radio/Video 4:13

Mr. Jack 4:12

Peephole 4:04

Forest 4:01

Dreaming 4:00

Aerials 3:56

Revenga 3:52

Psycho 3:48

Soldier Side 3:40

Toxicity 3:39

Tentative 3:38

P.L.U.C.K 3:38

Streamline 3:37

Violent Pornography 3:35

Spiders 3:35

Chop Suey 3:31

Sad Statue 3:30

Soil 3:25

Ego Brain 3:23

Question! 3:22

Roulette 3:22

Prison song 3:22

A.D.D 3:18

Highway Song 3:15

Needles 3:13

Hypnotize 3:09

I-E-A-I-A-I-O 3:08

Attack 3:06

ATWA 2:59

Old School Hollywood 2:59

Stealing Society 2:58

U-Fig 2:57

Deer Dance 2:56

Know 2:56

Vicinity of Obscenity 2:51

Lonely Day 2:48

She’s like Heroin 2:45

Suggestions 2:44

Science 2:43

Darts 2:42

War? 2:40

Thetawaves 2:37

Innervision 2:35

Sugar 2:34

Suite-Pee 2:32

Nüguns 2:31

Kill Rock ‘n Roll 2:28

Chic ‘N’ Stu 2:25

Arto 2:17

Cigaro 2:15

Boom 2:14

Fuck the System 2:14

This Cocaine makes me feel like I’m on this song 2:08

Pictures 2:07

Jet Pilot 2:06

X 1:58

Bubbles 1:57

Bounce 1:55

Shimmy 1:52

CUBErt 1:49

DDevil 1:44

Soldier Side – Intro 1:07

36  0:46

Originally posted by vebston-rose

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Fig 1&2.
This is my favorite way of drawing, using cylinders and spheres can definitely help out with proportions. One thing to keep in mind is that the body isn’t straight as a board.  The leg can bow out, in and middle, but also depends how a person stands.  The colored picture is to show how the ankle and the knee are not exactly aligned and how the shin leans. Fig 2. You can also use this technique to help with different body types. For monsters types, I usually warp the cylinders/spheres. 

Fig 3&5. 

When I want to get expressive, I need to know how the perspective looks.  It helps having the shapes to pose the figure in a complicated pose.  I will sometimes use a line to help pose my character as well get a good fluid movement and off color the shapes to see the perspective better. I usually have in the middle of the head to help with the face position. 

Fig 4&6.

Sometimes I use very loose lines and go off of that. More or less, I want fluidity to further express my work. And if you can see in fig 6, shows you can build shapes on your loose lines. 

Practicing makes perfect, and going out of your comfort zone of your usual style or skill can help further your work. People watching or just observing and breaking things down to their basics shapes can help you understand what and how to draw. 

But this be all my ways of understanding soooooo :x 

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[Fig. 1] — This Diagram Illustrates How, During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon’s Shadow Passes Over the Earth With Changing Velocity, and Should Be Studied In Connection With [Fig. 2]. The Shadow Moves Downward With Infinite Velocity at First. Then With Its True Velocity Thru Space, and Finally With Infinite Velocity Again.

“Consider now the process taking place in the transmission by the instrumentalities and methods of my invention. For this purpose attention is called to [Fig. 1], which gives an idea of the mode of propagation of the current waves and is largely self-explanatory. The drawing represents a solar eclipse with the shadow of the moon just touching the surface of the earth at a point where the transmitter is located. As the shadow moves downward it will spread over the earth’s surface, first with infinite and then gradually diminishing velocity until at a distance of about 6,000 miles it will attain its true speed in space. From there on it will proceed with increasing velocity, reaching infinite value at the opposite point of the globe. It hardly need be stated that this is merely an illustration and not an accurate representation in the astronomical sense.

“The exact law will be readily understood by reference to [Fig. 2], in which a transmitting circuit is shown connected to earth and to an antenna. The transmitter being in action, two effects are produced: Hertz waves pass thru the air, and a current traverses the earth. The former propagate with the speed of light and their energy is unrecoverable in the circuit. The latter proceeds with the speed varying as the cosecant of the angle which a radius drawn from any point under consideration forms with the axis of symmetry of the waves. At the origin the speed is infinite but gradually diminishes until a quadrant is traversed, when the velocity is that of light. From there on it again increases, becoming infinite at the antipole. Theoretically the energy of this current is recoverable in its entirety, in properly attuned receivers.”

“…It is perfectly practicable to recover at any point of the globe energy enough for driving an airplane, or a pleasure boat or for lighting a dwelling. I am especially sanguine in regard to the lighting of isolated places and believe that a more economical and convenient method can hardly be devised. The future will show whether my foresight is as accurate now as it has proved heretofore.”

–Nikola Tesla

“Famous Scientific Illusions.” Electrical Experimenter, February, 1919.