“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.”
(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.)
“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
“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
As much as I preferred Jack and Ashi to remain platonic, the fan outburst is a roller coaster and I just wish it was more of a treasure trove of memes and hilarious suffering than long paragraphs of why jashi is shit and vice versa.
Reminder that you have to ramble about galra facial features.
[Edited and updated 4/6/17]
Okay so this was something I had to think about because there’s been several times where I’ve looked at fanart, including my own, and had this moment of “this… is not a galra, this is a person spraypainted purple with color contacts and cat ears slapped on” and part of this is, I’ve had to look at canon galra and figure out what quite is the difference here.
Because the Galra are definitely what we’d call humanoid, but, they’re set up differently from humans.
I want to put this here as a reference, but I’m also putting it under a cut because there’s a lot of images to be had. But here goes!
If 5x19 is
indicative of the final four episodes of Season 5, then we are in for one hell
of a ride.
After setting Oliver and Felicity off into trajectories, Arrow
returns to the center as Felicity’s relationship with Helix come to a head. Original Team Arrow is splintered as Felicity
aligns herself against Oliver and Diggle. Smoak versus Arrow is more than just Felicity
going head to head with those who know and love her best. It’s about diving into Felicity’s real
motivations. Sure, we were told Felicity’s grief over Billy is pushing her over
(keep singing that tune Arrow),
but we knew there was more. The truth
is, Felicity’s motivations haven’t strayed too far from center after all.
• Taking showers with Chris when he gets back from the gym is your priority! He’s so adorable when he’s exhausted that you want to hold him. • Usually, you would sneak inside and surprise him in the shower… which is a great one. • You both prefer and privilege bath together on dates or lazy Sundays. • When Chris asks you to take a shower with him, it’s in the morning most of the time. It wakes him up and having you by his sides when he emerges from sleep is all he needs. • The hot water running down your bodies is a real stress reliever. • You have different shower puffs and his is blue obviously. That’s his favorite color, after all. • Chris doesn’t like strong chemical scented body washes or shampoos. It’s very fresh and fruity for him and classic with vanilla or caramel for you. • When he’s naked like this, you can’t contain yourself and you kiss his tattoos! Their meanings are very beautiful and/or inspiring and honestly, they suit him very well. • Chris washes your body softly when you are too tired and he secretly loves the way you smile, eyes closed every time his fingers massage your scalp. - “Y/N, stop squeezing your eyes shut like this, it feels like you have soap in your eyes.” - “There is soap in my eyes! Quick, water!” - “Oh, man… I’m so sorry, sweetheart!” - “Stop laughing, you dork!” • Chris loves singing in the shower! He just can’t stop himself! - He uses the shower head as a microphone, which makes you laugh all the time, but you end up joining him in his joyful mood, anyway. • You make fun of him when you turn off the hot water and he lets out a high pitched scream. • Chris pokes your sides because he enjoys hearing you yelping and laughing. Let’s be honest, he likes tickling you, so this is a good excuse. • You wash his body as well when he comes back from a set and you secretly love brushing your bare hands with the shower gel on his back. Is there any need to explain why?! • Sometimes, Chris surprises you when he steps into the shower and wraps his arms around your waist. He begins to kiss your shoulder and every inch of your skin until he finds your earlobe while his curious fingers finally reach some other sensitive spots of your body. • Shower sex! - It’s such a great excuse and peaceful moments for you both, so you want to enjoy this fully. • Usually, you prefer going down on him in the shower instead of receiving oral pleasure. - Once again, just imagine this glorious man: the way his beautiful blue eyes flutter close and his lips go slack, and the moment his hands grip his hair dripping as you make him come in your mouth. It’s worth everything! • Chris adores backing you up against the glass and taking you just right there. He can’t have enough of this sight where your body is hot with your surface glistening and your hair wet. He finds you so freaking sexy! • Having your back against his chest while he thrusts and holds your breasts is an inexplicable sensation with the combination of the water and the steamy environment. • He moans in your ear because he knows how you react. He repeats your name, praising your body until you can’t take more and he makes you come undone. Oh, my God… you can’t even explain how you feel when he does this and whispers all the dirty things you like. • When you hydrate your skin with your favorite body moisturizer (because water dries it), he admires the way your hands massage the cream into your skin and he just can’t stop himself from staring. That’s his thing! • From your side, you admire how the drops of water cascades down Chris’ chest to the towel he always wraps very low around his narrow hips. • He knows exactly what he’s doing, by the way. You don’t mind, though.
green - his head is so large but he’s got a good battle stance, his tail is a tad bit too small and akin to a limp noodle 5/10
red/blue - he looks like he’s doing shia labeouf’s “JUST DO IT”. thanks to this mewtwo I am ready for all of life’s challenges 9/10
Yellow - a proud boy, thrusting his pelvis forward for all to see, his tail is very high quality and good as well! 10/10
Gold - very good color and shading, he’s a bit plump but that is ok!! 8/10
Silver - the colors are a bit muted, but I like this one because he looks like he’s plotting something, mischievous as fuck I like it >:3c/10
Crystal - Look at this glorious glowing boy!! Magic Man!!!!! 10/10
Ruby/Sapphire/FR/LG - very determined mewtwo here, he points forward like jotaro kujo. yare/10
Emerald - he shrinks and expands? It looks interesting but the sprite animation is a bit strange 7/10
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum - this boy is aware of his surroundings, and he’s got a top notch tail to boot! 9/10
Heart Gold/Soul Silver - now, here he is! my favorite sprite of him!! he’s doin’ a wicked cool pose plus the colors are fantastic and pleasing to the eye! perfect/10
Black/White - i was always a little bit disappointed that they didn’t animate his heart gold/soul silver sprite, and honestly his animations don’t really fit with him too much, he just sorta bounces ya know? 6/10
X/Y - Now, color wise I do not like this mewtwo very much, way too muted, I prefer the deep purples from generations 5 and 4, but the true beauty comes from him being viewed from the back
look at how LONG that tail is!!! It’s tremendous, the tail I’ve been searching for this whole time! 11/10
Imagine: complaining about Loki's yellow cape to Tom
You glared down at your phone screen, eyes locked onto the offensive yellow of Loki’s cape in the early looks at Thor: Ragnarok. Most people thought you would have known all about it, as you were Tom Hiddleston’s girlfriend and a rising actress, but you had no such luck. You were discussing a contract with Marvel, and while you tried to get information about the third Thor movie, Tom made sure you heard nothing. He wanted the movie to be a surprise for you, as he knew you had a weakness for Loki.
As you walked along the sidewalk, you regularly glanced down at the photo. Tom looked fantastic as Loki, but you dearly hoped that the other side of the cape was green, or else there was going to be a mountain of angry letters for the costume designer. You made a mental note to stay involved in the designing of your character, if you and Marvel came to a contract agreement. You could hear the occasional murmur or camera click as you walked through the light crowd, which drew your attention away from your phone. The odd feeling of being recognized in the street momentarily distracted you, until your eyes landed on your destination: a lovely little teahouse.
You tried not to storm in, but as you were gracefully seated in the back room, your anger was apparent on your face. Tom had arrived before you, and when he looked up to your not-so-smiling expression, he knew that you were one of many who had seen the recently revealed Loki first-look. He chuckled nervously when you sat across from him, huffing lowly when your phone buzzed. You turned it off, before glaring at Tom, who offered you an apologetic smile.
“My dear, whatever is the matter?” He asked, ever the gentleman. He knew exactly what was wrong- you could tell- but he had always been gracious towards you. The sentiment melted away some of your anger, reminding you why you loved this dorky, glorious man… but you weren’t about to let him get away so easily.
“What’s the matter?” You began, giving Tom a moment to steel himself for the flood. “Loki’s cape, that’s the matter! I love you, but did you say nothing about it? Did anyone try to stop the fiend who calls themself a costume designer? It’s… yellow!” You stated, your hands swirling in elaborate gestures to aid your argument. “Loki’s signature color is green, and his palette is green, black, and gold. Yellow is not a part of that combination, and his green cape held so much… meaning! As the complimentary color to red, his cape represented his separation from Thor as a person… Two brothers, who were very much so opposites. Is yellow the complimentary color to red? No!” You ranted, not even looking at Tom at this point. If you had looked at his face, instead of focusing on your hands and memories from the MCU Loki scenes, you would have seen his struggle at holding back a massive grin.
“Darling, [Y/N], I am simply an actor. I don’t make the final decisions for Loki-” He began, but bit his tongue when you sent him a steely glare. Your nose was scrunched up in frustration, and he couldn’t hold back any longer. He let out his signature chuckle, closing his eyes and dipping his head. His contagious laughter got under your skin, soothing your glare and pulling soft chuckles from your throat. A soft smile grew on your lips, and you shook your head lightly at Thomas. “Love, you are a treasure! I’m sorry you’re upset about his, or rather, my cape, but I must say… your reaction was adorable, and absolutely worth it.” He noted with a cheery grin.
You pursed your lips, and despite still holding resentment towards the color choice, you melted under that smile. Thomas could drive you a little crazy sometimes, but he wouldn’t have been the man you fell in love with if he had been any different.
This gif. It fucks me up every time I see it. LoOK AT THE WAY HIS EYES NEVER LEAVE HER FACE EVER. SHE IS NOT EVEN PAYING ATTENTION AND ALL HE CAN SEE IS HER. THE INTENSITY OF THOS STARE. EXUSE YOU STEPHEN AMELL. SIR. YOU DO NOT LOOK AT SOMEONE WHO IS NOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND LIKE THAT. AT ALL. EVER. FUCK ME UP WHY DON’T YOU.