intricate sound

anonymous asked:

want to talk more about ritsu? like what's your take on him? like how do you think he views his brother and Reigen ?

i’ve already answered half of that third question, and you can see more stuff i wrote about ritsu and mob here… and i have a new idea about the brothers that i think i’ll make a separate post about… 

but i’ve got some headcanons i can put here

  • if the kageyama brothers play instruments (and you can’t get through middle school without doing so, right? at least a little) (not counting recorders), mob plays piano and ritsu plays violin. 
    • mob plays piano because it suits him. a piano is easy to operate (press a button and it makes a sound; press the button harder and it’s louder) but has great potential for complexity. the way it makes sound is pretty simple (whack a string), but the internal structure is intricate, almost convoluted. the sounds of a piano are generally smooth and neutral-to-pleasant, but they can get very intense.
    • ritsu plays violin because it suits him. playing a violin isn’t easy for a beginner, and it doesn’t get any easier. ritsu is an overachiever and thus, i believe, would be Real Good at violin. the sounds of a violin can sound much more dramatic than a piano, with a piercing quality and a potential to convey really gut-wrenching emotion… but it can’t have the same booming resonance as a piano.
  • ritsu is a good learner but not a very good teacher; he gets a knack for things and then can’t quite put it into words
  • ritsu doesn’t know how to make a cootie catcher and would look upon one with nervous incredulity
  • ritsu colors inside the lines
  • ritsu plays super smash brothers as link. when he plays against his brother, he gives mob the advantage by playing as a character he doesn’t usually use, but he doesn’t mention it
  • ritsu is well-liked and popular but does not have any close friends at his school (except maybe kamuro and maaaybe tokugawa, but they’re not, like, confidant-level close).
  • ritsu doesn’t carry a comb or hairbrush, not even in his school bag. if his hair gets disheveled, he give his head one good shake and it goes back to normal
  • ritsu sometimes feels a little guilty about being taller than his big brother
  • ritsu still sorta wishes mob would kick his ass for pulling that “good old brothers act is over” stunt, but he knows it’s not gonna happen. but it would make him feel a little better

anonymous asked:

Hello! It's the purebred-anon (or should I say crossbreed? haha) again. Thank you for helping me with my previous question, I always appreciate good advice. However, I am a curious person and so have another genetics question. How does eye color work for cats? I kinda understand how it works with humans (and somewhat with dogs), but I was wondering if you knew how eye color genetics works with domesticated felines. ^-^

I’m glad I could help. And oh yes, now there’s a question.

The basics of cat eye colours are more or less the same as with humans; they have a lot of different colours, they take time to fully develop, and even if the parent cats have this and that colour eyes, doesn’t mean their kids will come out looking identical. 

The eye colour is decided by a range of genes that code for hue and intensity (and a lot of other, intricate-sounding things) all situated on two different layers of the eye, one on which the pigment is produced. There are no either/if when it comes to these genes, it’s simply that the melanocytes in the iris that produce colour pigment, don’t always do the same thing; some produce densely pigmented colour; others aren’t as active, and produce less. It all sums up into a single cat’s eye colour structure. 

Then the eye colours range from deep copper down to orange, amber, and then yellow, where the colours change into greener tones, from pale green to hazel and then deep green at the other end of the spectrum.

The only colour not included in the spectrum is blue, since that is actually a lack of colour pigment in the first place, so what we instead see is this blue colour existing on the stroma, the layer above the iris that produces a sort of bluish tint rather than proper colour. A cat’s eye becomes blue when the enzyme that helps code for colour is turned off, either by mutation/faulty genes, white fur aka colourless fur genes, or certain colourpoint/albino genes’ interference.

As for inheritance, it is really hard to say. Selective breeding and genetic testing are the only options that can really restrict the eye colours a cat can inherit, otherwise the best we can do is guess. I suppose two copper-eyed cats will be unlikely to produce a green-eyed kitten, while two cats, one with f.ex hazel and one with orange eyes, will have a much easier time doing so. (Remember though this is only a theory, I admit I have little to no clue how it actually works)

So… ahem, yes, some key words; spectrum based inheritance, two eye layers (iris and stroma, colour and blue tint) melanocyte production, enzyme activation failure. 

I hope that helped. :)

anonymous asked:

What kind of music are you playing lately in the orchestra?

Lately a lot that Victor has composed, actually! And I have to say, I do really like the scores. He’s let me conduct a couple of his pieces, they’re pretty intricate; but they sound so nice when the musicians come together to play them correctly. 

Okay but I really like how before the episode starts the Disney announcer is like “Join the Matthews family….” and Maya’s part of it like it’s nbd (reminds me of Cory placing her in the family category in Game Night).

Because like Jacobs has said, while Riley is the titular “Girl”, Maya’s intricate journey is a “sounding board” for Riley’s, just as Shawn’s journey impacted Cory.