i think you'll recognize this one

  • Jude: "alright dammek, it's time to show you some of our famous human legends!"
  • Jude: "maybe you'll recognize one of them and be able to tell me a little more about it!"
  • Dammek: "i mean if you say so"
  • Jude: "feast your eyes on THIS!"
  • Jude: "this is an artist's depiction of mothman, a mysterious, red-eyed creature who resided in point pleasant, a town in west virginia!"
  • Dammek: "woah"
  • Jude: "can you tell me anything about him? maybe you've seen creatures like him on your homeworld, or have had similar legends?"
  • Dammek: "i'll tell you what i think"
  • Dammek: "10/10 would bang"

Despite being first author on a published paper that uses the phrase “artificial neural network” frequently, despite spending my morning peer-reviewing a journal article about machine learning, I still feel like I’m a complete newcomer to stats, just because I’ve only taken one formal stats course. But I guess there’s a lesson there about graduate school and continuing education and less formal forms of knowledge transfer in academia, because 90% of what I work on now isn’t stuff I learned in the classroom. The best college classes I ever took recognized that their purpose was to pass along learning methods and to formalize particular ways of thinking—less in the way of “please repeat to me every equation and definition in this textbook” and more in the way of “here’s how to put into words the scientific problem you’re facing, which may or may not be one of the topics we’re covering here, and here’s some things you can try in order to find a solution to that problem”.

  • "Money can't buy happiness."
  • "When was the last time you had sex?"
  • "What are you smiling about?"
  • "Human beings are designed for many things. Loneliness isn't one of them."
  • "I don't trust friendly women."
  • "I love you because you did the right thing, and I admire your bravery."
  • "You'll never prove it."
  • "I don't like lies."
  • "You look so pretty. I hardly recognize you."
  • "Return the shoes? I can't talk to you when you're hysterical."
  • "It was an accident."
  • "Good friends offer to help in a crisis, great friends don't take no for an answer."
  • "You think I'm crazy."

anonymous asked:

If Levi had paused for anyone but Erwin I would have been far more disgruntled than I am now, I think. But since the very beginning Erwin has always been mentioned many times when it concerns Levi. I could buy that we're only seeing now what has always been there under the vets' surfaces, (72, their first private conversation and what's it about? "You can't go, you'll die!")a nd the last couple of arcs have frayed Levi to the point that emotions have finally gotten the better of him.

I’m gonna be completely honest here. More honest than I normally am on this blasted website. And hopefully it’s not two gin tonics, 3 hours of sleep, massive Erwin feels, and one sad youtube playlist unduly influencing me.

I’ve been very hesitant to think of Erwin as a chink in Levi’s armor. Even with chapter 72, I recognized it as Levi being not his most reasonable self but I was willing to chalk it up to… I don’t know, stress? friendship? Maybe he really believed Erwin needed to stay behind for reasons of humanity.

In chapter 80 when he told Erwin to make a run for it, I was open to the idea that it was humanity he was putting first and not Erwin. Because, I thought, Levi believes humanity is screwed without Erwin.

Now we have chapter 81 with Levi desperate to save someone, anyone, while Erwin soft smiling face flashes before his eyes, and I think for the first time that maybe Levi and I are both lying to ourselves.

Something in @birbwin‘s meta rang true to me

In the same way that it was remarkably convenient that erwin’s personal goals worked in favor of humanity, so too can levi’s personal goal to save Erwin be rationalized as a logical step forward.

I’m stubborn. I still don’t want to put a label on it. But it’s obvious even to me that Levi’s feelings for Erwin have finally gotten the better of him.


cover images by relevanttosomeone

Long Way Down

a fanmix

Scant weeks after the takedown of Slade Wilson, Felicity is abducted from her bed in the middle of the night. She comes to in a stark white cell to be faced by the inexplicably alive Tommy Merlyn, but breathing isn’t the only thing he’s doing that he shouldn’t be.

Now an agent of the League of Assassins, Tommy Merlyn keeps Felicity captive to further an unknown agenda of the League, while at home in Starling Oliver and Team Arrow are left without clues as to the nature of Felicity’s disappearance and grow more desperate by the day. However, neither Tommy nor Felicity grasp the depth of the game being played around them, and the shadowy parts they play begin to shift….

1. Delta Rae - Bottom of the River / 2. KONGOS - Come With Me Now / 3. Mikky Ekko - Who Are You, Really? / 4. Alex Winston - Guts / 5. Emily Browning - Sweet Dreams (Remix) / 6. Oh Land - Numb / 7. Lorde - Everybody Wants to Rule the World / 8. Mikky Ekko - We Must Be Killers / 9. of Verona  - Dark in My Imagination / 10. Alex Winston - 101 Vultures (Magic Man Remix) / 11. Until the Ribbon Breaks - One Way or Another / 12. A Perfect Circle - Counting Bodies Like Sheep / 13.Alanis Morissette - Versions of Violence / 14. Naughty Boy ft. Bastille - No One’s Here to Sleep / 15. J2 ft. Blu Holliday - I Will Survive / 16. Until the Ribbon Breaks - Pressure / 17. Digital Daggers - The Devil Within / 18. MSMR - Bones / 19. Digital Daggers - Can’t Sleep, Can’t Breathe / 20. Lynx - Young Blood / 21. Kari Kimmel - Black / 22. Metric - Help, I’m Alive / 23. CHVRCHES - Gun / 24. ZZ Ward - Got It Bad / 25. Delta Rae - Fire / 26. Daughter - Home

Read It Here:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 56 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12  / 13 / 14 / 15

Interludes: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

or on AO3

the mentalist starter sentences
  • "I'm sorry. He irks me. He's irksome."
  • "You're so twisted up in your own dishonesty that you have no idea how to act like a decent human being."
  • "Well, you date pregnant hookers and your dinosaur eats grass!"
  • "I can't imagine waking up knowing that I won't see you."
  • "He stood in my office, looked me in the eye, and lied to me, and I bought it."
  • "You don't give a damn about what I want or need. I am just a convenience for you. You use me. It's all about you."
  • "You're acting cool about stuff I know you can't be cool with."
  • "I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for you."
  • "You are a terrible liar. I like that in a man."
  • "Even a broken clock gets to be right twice a day."
  • "Knowing what people secretly want is what I do."
  • "So we agree. I won't tell anyone if you don't."
  • "If there's one thing this job kills inside, it's a sense of trust."
  • "I understand you very well. Better than you do yourself."
  • "If I can't live on my terms, I'm in prison anyway."
  • "I'm not going to drop everything just because you decided to come back."
  • "I'm done with that life. I did what I had to do, and I've moved on."
  • "Turns out being understood is an underrated pleasure."
  • "Being sorry is far worse punishment than being dead."
  • "You're exactly the kind of man that does terrible things to women."
  • "Believe me, no matter how this turns out, I've made worse mistakes."
  • "He's either a habitual liar telling the truth, or an honest man lying."
  • "Trying to hide the truth chips away at your spirit."
  • "I didn't steal them. I rescued them from a terrible fate."
  • "You're the poster girl for the NRA."
  • "What's going on with you? Couldn't sit down, can't stay still. Guilt conscience?"
  • "What can I say? I always had a thing for the smart guys."
  • "You clean up very nicely, if you don't mind me saying so."
  • "Oh! You got an owwie."
  • "If there's one thing I can't tolerate, it's cheap imitations of my work."
  • "Three hours of brooding silence and then sarcasm. It's like we're married."
  • "What are you, like, five? A little patience here."
  • "Your taste for bad boys is a sad relic of your childhood mistreatment. No need to pick it back up again."
  • "You know that game that kids play? My dad can beat up your dad? No one ever played that with me."
  • "I have to kill you, but I'm doing it from a place of love."
  • "You look beautiful, like a princess. An angry little princess."
  • "Could've been worse. I could have married him."
  • "You should have gone to jail, you miserable sleazebag."
  • "Okay, you know what. You're a wicked charlatan and you're going to hell."
  • "Planning is easy. Reality's a lot harder."
  • "I was thinking love is strange. Then I was thinking about a sandwich."
  • "That man has the conscience of a mollusk."
  • "You'll be fine. Just don't be yourself."
  • "Really, really dead. Wicked Witch of the West dead."
  • "You recognized my footsteps. That's weird."
  • "You're very invested in this 'man in the iron face' routine, aren't you? I bet I could make you cry like a baby."
  • "I swear sometimes I think you need medication."
  • "I don't even need my gun, I can just hit you with my chair."
  • "I need you to visit me. It's really important, I need to see you. Also a blueberry muffin."
  • "The closest a man should come to touching a fitted sweater is helping a woman out of one."
  • "Are we sleeping together?"
  • "We all have to make hard choices. It doesn't make me evil."
  • "You've got a 'bad news' expression on your face."
  • "Deep down inside, you're a cruel man, aren't you?"
  • "I know, I know. You don't know whether to hug me or hit me."
  • "Don't try to divert me with insults."
  • "I didn't say I never did anything bad. I just never got caught."
  • "He's like you. He's all fierce on the outside and a softy on the inside and he's got this squishy little face."
  • "I just had a thoughtless impulse or an inspired hunch. I'm not sure which yet."
  • "Handcuffs, the latest educational tool."
  • "If you try to question her, or even talk to her, I will hurt you badly."
  • "I've been beaten far worse for a lot less."
  • "If you don't get the bad guy, then what's the point of all this?"
  • "Your temples are pulsing like some weird undersea creature. If that's not anger, you should see a doctor."
  • "She believes, poor soul, in a benevolent universe."
  • "He's like a drunk uncle."
  • "It's not gambling if you know you're going to win."
  • "Hell hath no fury like a slut outflanked."
  • "Will you please eat that like a normal human being and not a sea lion?"
  • "In case you haven't noticed, healing isn't my strong suit."