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Happy birthday to the lovely, wonderful, beautiful @magerain!!!

May your special day be filled with happiness, delicious cake and good coffee! ^^ Keep dreaming and achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself! ^^ And, I’m gonna quote you here, you’re the best bro, bro!

July 6, 2016: Facebook Live video captures the aftermath of Castile’s shooting

Reynolds posted a Facebook Live video showing the moments after the encounter between Castile and Yanez. Reynolds’ daughter, who was 4 at the time, was in the backseat of the car.

“We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back,” Reynolds says in the beginning of the Facebook Live video. “The police just, just … he’s covered.”

“He’s licensed to carry,” Reynolds explains of Castile. “He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out his pocket, and he let the officer know that he had a firearm, and he was reaching for his wallet, and the officer just shot him in his arm.”

July 7, 2016: Protests begin across the country

Castile’s shooting sparked protests throughout Saint Paul, Minnesota, and in cities across the nation. In addition to Castile’s mother and girlfriend speaking out for justice, notable celebrities also called for change. Both Beyoncé and former President Barack Obama issued statements about the Castile and Sterling shootings.

July 7, 2016: Minnesota governor requests federal investigation into Castile’s death

The day after Castile’s death, protesters gathered outside of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s home and refused to move until he made a statement. When Dayton complied, he requested the Justice Department immediately begin investigations into the death of Philando Castile.

July 8, 2016: The officer responsible is identified

In a press release, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety identified Jeronimo Yanez as the officer who fatally shot Castile. He was a four-year veteran at the department and was placed on administrative leave from duty.


Nov. 16, 2016: Jeronimo Yanez is charged with manslaughter

Four months following the shooting, Minnesota officials announced Yanez would face charges of second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.

Dec. 23, 2016: Yanez’s attorneys get black judge removed from case

Yanez’s lawyers filed a motion Dec. 22 to to have Ramsey County Judge Edward Wilson, a black man, removed from the case. Their request was granted the following day. Yanez’s defense team gave no reason for seeking Wilson’s removal, which is legal under Minnesota law so long as such a request is made seven days prior to the judge’s appointment.

June 5, 2017: Yanez’s trial begins with a mostly white jury

Yanez’s trial began amid protests and intense scrutiny following the trials of other police officers involved in the fatal shootings of black men around the country. The retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing and former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in Milwaukee were planned for the same month.

June 16, 2017: Yanez found not guilty

About two weeks after the trial began, jury members found Yanez not guilty, acquitting him of all three charges. The decision prompted protests across both Minnesota and the nation.

“My son loved this city, and this city killed my son,” Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother, said outside the courthouse that day. “We’re not evolving as a civilization, we’re devolving.”

June 20, 2017: Dashcam footage of shooting released

(Editor’s note: The following video contains graphic images. View with discretion.)

Following Yanez’s acquittal, Minnesota authorities released dashcam footagecapturing the incident. The 10-minute-long video shows Yanez saying “Then don’t reach for [your gun]” before firing about 10 seconds later.

June 26, 2017: Philando’s family reaches settlement with city

To avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit, the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, agreed to pay nearly $3 million in a settlement to the Castile family. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the city’s insurance allows a maximum payout of $3 million. Read more (7/6/17)

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Lord help the lost ship that wanders into these waters unaware – for suddenly, compasses spin awry and radios fill with static. Then the Phantom Lighthouse looms suddenly in the mist.

The Lighthouse: The building itself is a navigational tower standing on a small rocky island located at approximately 63° N, 32° W in the middle of
the Atlantic Ocean. The Lighthouse actually conceals the only access to
the underwater city of Rapture without a submarine, harboring a single bathysphere linked to the Welcome Center Metro Station, and so
represents the only landmark to the city’s position.

Track: Beyond the Sea

See Also: ATLAS,  Andrew Ryan, Subject Delta, Big Daddies, Little Sisters, Big Sisters,


I think the most common way of doing eyes is to animate the eye mesh (often several layers of polygon circles), but I figured out that if you set up the material and shader properly you can use a single point light to simulate an iris moving over the eye surface.

This would be easy to animate as you can simply use the light point to steer the direction of vision, and by moving the light back and forth you can also make the eye “focus”.

I’m concerned that calculating separate lights for the eyes could be more costly, though. Is this a bad way of doing it do you think?



↳ Scadrian System

Scadrial is the only planet in the system existing within the habitable zone. It has no moon. The planet itself has been moved twice in it’s existence, once by Rashek to be closer to the sun and once by Sazed to it’s original position. It is unknown if Khriss’ star charts are to scale for distance from other planets.

Beyond Scadrial lies two large gas giants designated Aagal Nod and Aagal Uch. Aagal Nod has six large moons and Aagal Uch has five. Aagal Uch also has a set of rings most likely composed of rock and ice. Beyond them lies a comet belt which separates the gas giants from two unnamed dwarf planets. It is unknown what sort of presence these planets and moons have on Shadesmar but they are most likely uninhabited.

The Cosmere Galaxy Project
Greater Roshar || Greater Roshar II || Scadrial || Scadrian System || Nalthian System || Sel System || Shardworlds ||Astronomy


What is Concrete Poetry?

A new exhibition at the Getty Research Institute explores the international concrete poetry movement, this exhibition focuses on the visual, verbal, and sonic experiments of the 1950s, ‘60s, and '70s. Featuring works by foundational figures Augusto de Campos and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Concrete Poetry explores how these artists invented new forms such as cube poems and standing poems and continuously re-created their projects across media. Poetry by contemporaries including Henri Chopin, Ernst Jandl, Mary Ellen Solt, and Emmett Williams also plays a prominent role.

Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space is on view through July 30, 2017 at the Getty Research Institute.