has an original point of view

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Whenever someone asks me what they should see while in Prague, my answer always starts with this - go see the sunset from the Old Town Bridge Tower and watch how Prague slowly lights up! Although the view of Charles Bridge, the Vltava River and the Prague Castle sitting on top of the hill is beautiful at any point in the day, the transformation that takes place at the end of every day has never ceased to amaze.
 A big thank you goes to Jana from @czechoslovakianlove for spending three and a half hours with me at the top!

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Grand Feu de Bouge, février 2015.
J’y étais en 2016, mais sans carte dans mon appareil.
Y serai-je cette année? On verra.


Great Fire of Bouge (Namur, Belgium).

A ritual bonfire in which a ‘winterman’ is burned on a huge pyre to mark the end of winter. This celebration takes place at a lookout point outside of town which has a view on the entire valley.

The ritual has it that smaller secondary fires are lit in different suburbs all around the valley of Namur before the main one can be lit.

On clear weather conditions, one can easily spot the 6 peripheral fires. According to tradition, being able to do so grants protection from liars and witches for a full year.

Human: A Teen Wolf Fanfiction- Chapter 4

Plot: A Teen Wolf fanfiction based on an original character, Sophia Tuteur.Sophia Tuteur is Scott McCall’s cousin. They are both the same age, and she has been living with Scott and his mom since she was eight years old, since her parents are always on the road due to work. This is Sophia’s point of view to everything going on.(Story does take place in the same timeline as the show.)

Originally posted by itsbecauseteenwolf



After school I sat on the benches while the boys were practicing.

“Hey. Whatcha reading?” I heard Allison asked as she sat down next to me.

“Oh nothing.” I quickly answered, hiding the book about werewolves from her. She raised her eyebrow at my reaction.

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Hellooo, it’s me. The Ancestor.

Howdy folks.

So, since I replied to an ask earlier, the topic of Kaname being the ancestor of the Kurans surfaced. In light of this, I thought I’d make a “masterpost” of sorts containing my views on the matter, since this is something that I’ve been thinking a lot about. Read under the cut for the rest!

As we all know, Kaname has proclaimed himself progenitor of Kurans many times. He slumbered for thousands of years in their mausolem, and was awakened when his alleged great-great-great-great-great-???-grandson Rido Kuran decided to sacrifice his nephew, Kaname Kuran, because his name was derived from the original Kaname Kuran.

Ah… Hino. Always complicating things.

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Mars is a dynamic planet. HiRISE has witnessed many surface changes over the past ten years, including hundreds of new craters formed by ongoing impacts. Most of these impacts are likely caused by asteroids that have strayed into collision courses with Mars. The planet’s much thinner atmosphere compared to Earth makes small asteroids less likely to burn up prior to hitting the Martian surface.

This new crater, which formed explosively at the point of impact, has a diameter of roughly 8 meters (about 25 feet), but its surrounding blast zone and ejecta extend over a kilometer (about one mile) beyond the crater itself. The materials exposed nearest the crater have distinctive yellowish and lighter grey appearances, while more distant ejected materials range from dark brown to bright bluish in an enhanced-color view. These varied materials may have originated from different layers penetrated by the impact.

This new impact was discovered using the lower-resolution Context Camera (CTX), also on board Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. An older CTX image of this region from May 2012 shows a uniformly dust-covered surface, while a newer CTX image from September 2016 reveals the crater’s dark blast zone. New craters on Mars are easiest to locate in such dust-coated terrains, where they provide opportunistic “road cuts"Â� that allow scientists to see beneath the dust blanket and determine the underlying rock compositions and textures.

This particular crater formed about 300 kilometers (roughly 200 miles) east of the Spirit rover’s final resting spot in Gusev Crater.

Original image scale range: 26.2 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~79 cm across are resolved. Map projected scale: 25 cm/pixel and North is up.

The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace andamp; Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Time And Space

Human: A Teen Wolf Fanfiction - Chapter 9


based on an original character, Sophia Tuteur.

Sophia Tuteur is Scott McCall’s cousin. They are both the same age, and she has been living with Scott and his mom since she was eight years old, since her parents are always on the road due to work.
This is Sophia’s point of view to everything going on.

(Story does take place in the same timeline as the show.)

Originally posted by fytwolf



Stiles and I walked out of the school, and headed towards his car.

“Have you heard from him?” Stiles asks me, referring to Scott, who has been missing all day.

“Nope, but Allison was also missing, so I have a strong feeling of who he might be with.” I said, getting into the passenger seat of the Jeep.

“He choose the wrong day to miss.” Stiles said, starting up his car.

“You’re telling me. Harris is going to rat him out the second my aunt walks into the room for parent-teacher conference.”

“Idiot.” Stiles mumbled under his breath as he pulled out of the school parking lot.

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That One Night...

Prompt:

Hi! are you still writing imgines? if you still do can i have one where (Y/N) plays strip cards with Newt,Minho,Thomas and Gally and (Y/N) caught them cheating and it gets all smutty and then the next day you cant’t walk because of IT (if you know whut i mean ;D).. Thanks and BTW i reaaalllllllyyy love your blog and the way you post imagines is just PERFECT ;)

Warning:

Smut

(A/N: Feel like I may re-do this one at some point or put another fic from the boys point of view. Hope you like either way!)

You could tell that their has been quite a bit of tension over the past few months in the Glade. Some of the original boys have become a little irritable and haven’t really been able to relax in a while and you suggested that you guys should have another bonfire. Just you, Newt, Minho, Thomas, and Gally.

All things considering you all got on really great, minus Gally and Thomas’ mutual distaste for each other, which is something you’re all hoping to work on. The boys set up the bonfire as the others went to bed and you all sat around in a circle. Drinks were passed around and you felt as if your skin was on fire from the amount of alcohol that passed through your system.

“How about we make the night more interesting?” You quip, “Maybe we should play strip poker?”

The boys all smile at each other and nod in agreement.

Within the matter of an hour you have stripped down to just your undergarments. You giggle when you see that some of the cards have markings on the back.

“You boys are such cheaters I swear!” You snort, “If y’all just wanted to see me naked you could’ve just asked!”

You get up and land in Newt’s lap.

“How about you undo my bra.”

He licks his lips and brings his hand to your bra and quickly unhooks it, slides it down your shoulders, and drops it to the ground. Your nipples harden and your skin breaks out in goosebumps. His lips make their way down and takes one into his mouth, sucking gently.

Gally grabs onto your hair and pulls on it hard, bending down to nip at your neck. You let out a deep groan when Newt pulls your nipple out of his mouth.

“Get on all fours.” Gally barks, “Face Newt.”

You do as he asks and you see Minho and Thomas from the corner of your eye and they’re unzipping their pants. Gally pulls down your panties and you hear the zipper come down on his and Newt’s pants. Newt pulls himself out and you moan as you feel Gally push into you from behind. His strokes are hard and fast and you feel your fingers grip into the dirt.

Newt strokes himself in your face and you reach your hand up and squeezing him, pumping him softly. He groans when you wrap your lips around him and bobbing your head.

Gally’s pounding stops and as he slips out you whimper, missing the feeling of being full. Thomas comes up behind you and fills you up suddenly and causes you to cry out in pleasure. As the night moves on you’ve taken all four boys and you seem to be in a complete daze after that point, collapsing onto the ground, completely drained.

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“You shanks must have done a number on her if she’s still sleeping.” You hear Jeff snicker.

“Now how the bloody hell would you know that?”

“I’m pretty sure the whole shucking Glade heard ya’ll.”

“Was that the part when she was screaming my name?” Minho laughs

“Someone’s cocky.”

“Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, Shank. Just mad you didn’t get a piece of the action.”

“I can hear all of you slintheads! GET BACK TO WORK!” You yell from your hammock.

“Ay alright lady!” Minho snorts.

Jeff makes his way back to the Med Jacks and you attempt to get up, but ultimately the soreness between your legs causes you to fall back down.

“Hey, Y/N, you alright?”

“Y’all shucking broke me.” You sigh, “I’m completely sore.”

He smiles and lets out a chuckle.

“That just means we did the job right.”

The Incubi boys aren’t the only thing about this game that’s absolutely charming,- the music has also charmed it’s way into my heart (and head). Usually when I have a song stuck in my head, I just cover it. But for this one I decided to make it special and re-write the lyrics based on the original ones, to make them fit Mika (The Player’s) Point of View. Some things I changed a little, some things I changed completely, some parts of the song actually rhyme with the original… I had lots of fun creating this version and I hope you’ll have fun listening to it! <3

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When I drown in your eyes again,
hear your voice comfort me again
Can’t believe I’m the one who you want to love now

Then I feel one more gentle touch
just a little more, not too much
I can feel my body longing for you now

Do you realise what you do
I can’t believe it’s true, that you might feel it too
‘cause still I think it’s kinda funny
That I’m the one controlling you

You’ve turned the tables on me now,
I’m trapped in your embrace somehow
I can never escape from you
But baby I’m not scared
I’ll chain the monster deep inside
I’ll hold you close and I’ll make you mine

I am sure, I am ready for you, stay with me tonight
Because it’s you I’ll tame tonight.

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Original Lyrics by Michaela Laws
Music by Escalante Music
Mika POV Lyrics by me (Inspired by / Based on the original)
Vocals by me

Made with SoundCloud
Apalling trading cards used in underground dueling competitions (warning: disturbing imagery!)

Domino Central Police Department has managed to recover more cards from Hernandez’s residence. Warning: what you will see here might cause nausea. Viewer discretion is advised.

‘Goblin Decoy Squad’ has been banned shortly after release due to its excessively ridiculous nature. Users of this card have reportedly suffered permanent brain damage.

This card is so idiotic, if viewed directly it can cause intelligence to drop by 3 points/minute. The original card has been quaranteened by the police.

“I was forced to summon Magikarp while the audience laughed at me” sobbed one victim who mustered the courage to come out with his story after Hernandez has been arrested. “It was horrible. I wanted to die right there.”

A Place Only You Can Go (1/1)

Summary: In which Emma Swan loves every part of him, too.

Rated: T

Warnings: Language, mentions of sex

Words: ~ 8k

Notes: For the lovely @seethelovelyintheworld​ (whose art is cropped and used above with her permission; the original can be found here), who sent me the following prompt: “I was thinking about the fact that Emma holds Killian’s hook naturally, because it’s a part of him and almost as if she forgets that it isn’t a “real” hand. I’d love a fic from Killian’s point of view describing how he feels when she first does that. It must have been emotional for him.”  Love and devotion to @literatiruinedme and @high-seas-swan for reading it through.

Also on ff and ao3


Thirteen.

The number of times, Killian is certain, that his heart has leapt into his throat.  

He stands along the sloping edge of a nameless, sweet water lagoon in the forest that creeps along the northwestern shores of Neverland.  The multicolored, shimmering flora at his feet taps at his boots, winding restlessly up around his ankles.  Birds overhead caw in broken, hideous languages.  Even the rhythmic swish of the water – the sound he most often hears when he closes his eyes, when he tries to forget who he is – is grating, unnerving.  At least at sea, these muted, mournful cries of a jungle burdened with sorrowful magic and lost children…at least there it cannot touch him.

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BTS - NEVERMIND (eng trans)

I ran while only looking forward
without any chance to look around me
at some point I became the pride of my family
and to some extent, I succeeded
suddenly the thought comes up
around the time of puberty
then, I was young and nothing scared me
a few setbacks, that really was nothing

the things that changed, my height that’s grown some since then
and compared to that age, I’m more mature
the basement in Namsa-dong, from that studio
my beat has been laid all the way to Apgujeong, the origin of youth

everyone around me said it, don’t go overboard
if you act like a know-it all thinking you’re going to make music,
you’ll destroy your home
from that time I didn’t care, no matter what anyone said
I’d only live for my interests and my passions
from your point of view how am I doing now?
from your point of view how am I
what I want to ask to the people who prayed for me to fuck up
do I seem like I destroyed my home, you bastards?

I don’t give a shit
I don’t give a fuck
like I said a hundred times a day
“don’t worry about me”
I can taste failure and setbacks and bow my head
we’re still young and immature, tie up all those worries

moss grows for sure on a stone that doesn’t roll
if you know you can’t go back, now you can win over all those mistakes
never mind
it’s not easy, but engrave it on your chest
if you seem like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

come on
never mind
never mind
no matter how thorny the path is, run

never mind
never mind
there are a lot of things in the world that you can’t help

you better
never mind
never mind
if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

never mind
never mind
we’re too young and immature to give up, kid

if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid
if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

translation credit: @BTS0222

Conceptualising Integration

Area of a circle in Cartesian co-ordinates

Cont’d from “Visualising integration of 3D Cartesian-based volumes”, see “Visualising integration of 2D Cartesian-based areas

This post is best viewed on my blog, click here to be taken to its permalink.

I’m sure we know how to go about integrating a circle whose centre point is placed on the origin – particularly in polar co-ordinates – but what about one displaced from the origin in Cartesian co-ordinates? Not such a simple problem.

We’ll start by visualising the scenario geometrically. Consider a circle of radius r displaced from the origin by a distance R. We’ll say for simplicity that R acts purely in the x-direction, meaning it has no vertical component. Hence, the scenario is pictured as below.

There are multiple ways we can approach this problem but we’ll go for simplicity whilst maintaining some challenge, of course. Let’s start by finding a function to represent the circle’s boundaries, so to obtain a contour (well, it’s not strictly a contour but I’m gonna call it that, sorry) with which to integrate over. It should be clear that, as it is, the circle cannot be represented as a function since it would require two y-values for one x-value. However, if we manipulate the scenario a bit it becomes a more viable option.

Now we have a semi-circle! As you can see, no two points intersect the same vertical line. Hence, a function y(x) can be found to represent the bounding contour line.

By trigonometry, we know how to express the radius of a circle as a product of its x and y components. In the most general sense, for a circle with its origin at the co-ordinate (a, b) this is,

r2 =(xa)2 + (yb)2

The proof for this is simply Pythagoras’ theorem so I will leave it out. Furthermore, in our case,

r2 = (xR)2 + y2

which is represented by the red line in the following diagram.

Hence, our function can be expressed as

y(x) = (r2 – (xR)2)½

Now we can use this to set the integration limits. The shape is bounded in the x-axis by Rr and R + r. Therefore our x limits are

Rr < x < R + r

In the y-direction, however, the shape is bounded by the red line shown above which is given by our function y(x). Hence, we can say that the limits in y are,

0 < y < y(x)

Since this notation is a little confusing, more explicitly our limits are,

0 < y < (r2 – (xR)2)½

Using these limits, we can express the area integral, ½ A, in one of two ways: Either as the integral of an infinitesimal area element dA = dxdy over the limits given above (discussed in detail in a previous post), or as the integral of the function y(x) between the limits of x. To be explicit about this, we’ll use the former since it is the most generally useful.

Hence the area of our semi-circle is,

½ A = ∯y(lim x)dA

which essentially tells us that half the area of our circle is given by the area bounded by the function y(x), where y(x) is bounded by the limits of x. This is unconventional notation (and mathematicians would be tearing their hair out at such misuse of notation) but it is satisfactory for our purposes. Substituting the Cartesian area element dxdy and applying the limits outlined by y(x) we get

A = 2 ∫R-rR+r0√(r² – (xR)²)dydx

Since this series is all about visualising and conceptualising the processes taking place during integration, what does this look integration look like?

This animation shows how each infinitesimal element plays a part in the integration process to find the area. First the dy element scans the y-axis to outline the function y(x), which the dx element is dragged along and bounded by.

We can now evaluate the integral directly. Note that we cannot separate the double integral since the limits of y are dependent on x.

A = 2 ∫R-rR+r[y]|0√(r² – (xR)²)dx

A = 2 ∫R-rR+r[(r2 – (xR)2)½ - 0] dx

A = 2 ∫R-rR+r(r2 – (xR)2)½dx

This is where the integral gets a little more complicated.

Using substitution, we can let

u(x) = xR ⇒ du = dx

and evaluate the limits for this substitution,

u(xR + r) = (R + r) – R = + r

u(xRr) = (Rr) – R = – r

which allows our integral to become

A = 2 ∫-r+r(r2u2)½du

A further substitution is required. With manipulation, we could use the trigonometric identity cos²(x) + sin²(x) = 1 to our advantage. Hence, we shall make the substitution,

u(x) = r sin [v(u)]

which implies,

du/dv = rd/dv[sin (v)] ⇒ du = r cos (v) dv

Again, we can evaluate the limits of v(u).

v(u) = sin-1(u(x)/r)

v(u → + r) = sin-1(r/r) = sin-1(1) = π/2

v(u → – r) = sin-1(– r/r) = sin-1(– 1) = – π/2

which makes the integral

A = 2 ∫-π/2 +π/2 (r2r2 sin2v)1/2r cos v dv

Looks way more complicated, right? Let’s make some simplifications. Start by taking out the constants,

A = 2 r-π/2 +π/2 (r2r2 sin2v)1/2 cos v dv

and factoring out common factor of r².

A = 2 r-π/2 +π/2 [r2 (1 –sin2v)]1/2 cos v dv

Now, remember that trig. identity I mentioned earlier? Let’s apply it here, wherein 1 –sin² v) = cos² v.

A = 2 r-π/2 +π/2 [r2 cos2v]1/2 cos v dv

Cancel out the square with the root and take out the resulting constant.

A = 2 r-π/2 +π/2 r cos v cos v dv

A = 2 r2-π/2 +π/2 cos2v dv

Nearly there! Here, we can use another trigonometric identity: The half-angle identity, which states that cos² v = 1/2 + (cos 2v)/2.

A = 2 r2-π/2 +π/2 [1/2 + (cos 2v)/2] dv

Take out the constant and separate out the integrals since ∫ [f(x) + g(x)] dx = ∫ f(x) dx + ∫ g(x) dx.

A = 2 (1/2) r2 { ∫-π/2 +π/2 (1) dv + ∫-π/2 +π/2 cos 2v dv }

Now, we can evaluate the first integral with ease.

A = r2 { [v]|-π/2 +π/2 + ∫-π/2 +π/2 cos 2v dv }

A = r2 { [π/2 – (– π/2)] + ∫-π/2 +π/2 cos 2v dv }

A = r2 { [π/2 + π/2)] + ∫-π/2 +π/2 cos 2v dv }

A = r2 { π + ∫-π/2 +π/2 cos 2v dv }

Unfortunately, the second integral isn’t so easy. We have to make yet another substitution.

w(v) = 2vdv = dw/2

and evaluate the limits.

w(v → + π/2) = 2(π/2) = + π

w(v → − π/2) = 2(− π/2) = − π

Hence, the integral is

A = r2 { π + ½ ∫ cos w dw }

which evaluates to

A = r2 { π + ½ [sin w]|}

A = r2 { π + ½ [sin (π) – sin (– π)]}

A = r2 { π + ½ [0 – 0]}

Finally, we find that the area of our circle is

A = π r2

Revolutionary stuff, eh? (pardon the pun)

Although the result is something we already knew, the proof is still essential and the process used to find it is valuable knowledge since we can now apply this to a much less general case. In addition, it is useful to know how to integrate more complicated objects than cubes and rectangles in Cartesian co-ordinates.


I will use and expand upon this result to integrate a torus (i.e. a ring-doughnut shape), following the challenge informally set by tumblr user voidpuzzle.

BTS - Never Mind

I ran while only looking forward
without any chance to look around me
at some point I became the pride of my family
and to some extent, I succeeded
suddenly the thought comes up
around the time of puberty
then, I was young and nothing scared me
a few setbacks, that really was nothing

the things that changed, my height that’s grown some since then
and compared to that age, I’m more mature
the basement in Namsa-dong, from that studio
my beat has been laid all the way to Apgujeong, the origin of youth

everyone around me said it, don’t go overboard
if you act like a know-it all thinking you’re going to make music,
you’ll destroy your home
from that time I didn’t care, no matter what anyone said
I’d only live for my interests and my passions
from your point of view how am I doing now?
from your point of view how am I
what I want to ask to the people who prayed for me to fuck up
do I seem like I destroyed my home, you bastards?

I don’t give a shit
I don’t give a fuck
like I said a hundred times a day
“don’t worry about me”
I can taste failure and setbacks and bow my head
we’re still young and immature, tie up all those worries

moss grows for sure on a stone that doesn’t roll
if you know you can’t go back, now you can win over all those mistakes
never mind
it’s not easy, but engrave it on your chest
if you seem like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

come on
never mind
never mind
no matter how thorny the path is, run

never mind
never mind
there are a lot of things in the world that you can’t help

you better
never mind
never mind
if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

never mind
never mind
we’re too young and immature to give up, kid

if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid
if it seems like you’re going to crash, step harder, kid

you can re-translate or repost anywhere but please credit to @BTS0222 when you do!

A rant about Pixar's Cars

I am very much aware of the amount of people that label Cars as the worst Pixar film, and to those people, I completely respect your opinion. I guess it might not be for everyone, and I admit that it is one of those franchises where the sequel did not quite live up to the original. However, Cars has always been and still remains my favourite Pixar film, and I want to spread some positivity, especially because I am NOT EVER going to give up on Cars 3. 

I first discovered Cars at the age of about 5 or 6, and at that time was following my brother in a lot, and becoming an utter tomboy. At that point, I loved Cars for its story, and Mater, and the awesome race scenes. My brother and I spent many happy hours playing the video game on our old PlayStation 2. From that point of view, Cars is valuable to me for the memories, the family connection, and the nostalgia. 

But when I grew up, and gradually balanced out my tomboy side and my girly side, and found all manner of wonderful new interests, friendships, opportunities, knowledge, and opinions…I did not suddenly see any huge flaws, any stupid mistakes, or any reason at all that anything was wrong with this film, and I still do not see anything of the sort today. More than that, I now had a further reason to adore this film: it means a lot to me that the filmmakers put so much heart into championing the small, forgotten towns which have a unique quirky beauty that can only really be seen if they are entered into with an open mind. 

The truth is, though my town is not nearly as small as Radiator Springs and has a very different setting, I still recognise the ways of life, the family and the friendships. We even have our own Route 66; my town used to lie right on the main route between London and South West England. The road in question travelled with the landscapes, and existed alongside pretty fields and quirky villages and had its own wonderful character in a beautiful, beautiful setting. Now, the locals still use it - I travel on it every day to get to school. But there are ten times more vehicles travelling between London and Cornwall, and we only see them when the straight, grey, lifeless bypass that replaced us has been closed because of yet another accident. 

So really, what I’m saying is that I have a huge emotional connection to Radiator Springs. Perhaps what’s happened to my town might not be on the same scale - we have a population of over 6000 and plenty of cars to go around - but that doesn’t matter. I recognise the heart of Cars, and if nothing else, that movie is full of heart. It taught me so much as a child, about winning and losing, friendship, and love, and for that reason - and I don’t give a damn if no one agrees, I won’t change - I love it.