If the concept of vulnerability always operates within a tactical field, how do theoretical affirmations of vulnerability enter into that field? Can such affirmations ever avert the risk of being appropriated by paternalism? At stake is whether this dialectical inversion—which can, at one time, assert the hypervulnerability of those in dominant positions of power and, at another, rely on the presumptive invulnerability of those with power—can be refuted. Further, can that refutation give way to a notion of bodily vulnerability linked with practices of resistance in the service of social and political justice?
Judith Butler, “Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance.”
If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to save every day till eternity passes away Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever If words could make wishes come true I’d save every day like a treasure and then Again, I would spend them with you
But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do, once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go through time with
If I had a box just for wishes And dreams that had never come true The box would be empty, except for the memory of how They were answered by you
But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do, once you find them I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with
“Time in a Bottle” (by Jim Croce)
One of the saddest yet beautiful songs by the late Jim Croce. After hearing his wife was pregnant, he wrote it for his unborn son. What makes it sad is that his son was born in 1971 and Jim died in a plane crash in 1973. The lyrics are about mortality, an utmost desire to be with someone for as long as possible.
So, the Knight is the active exploitation class, exploiting and weaponizing their aspect. As a result, the Knight of Space exploits and weaponizes Space, the aspect of creation, beginnings, form, and creativity. The inverse is the Rogue of Time, and the passive counterpart is the Page of Space.
The Knight of Space, like any Knight, is insecure in their aspect. They put up a facade to hide what they feel are deficiencies with their aspect. Dave acted aloof, like he didn’t care about things and didn’t have the time to deal with it, but in reality was very clingy and cared a lot. Karkat wore a loud, angry mask and got pissed off easily, but actually cared possibly too much about his friends. Finally, while we know little of her, it’s safe to surmise that Latula’s “radical girl” persona was a facade to hide her anxious, intellectual side. The Knight of Space might claim to be a simple person, without creativity and artistic sense. They would seemingly dismiss these things, while inwardly being anxious and insecure about them. However, this is not the only possibility. Space is an aspect of nurturing, and this would more than likely end up being the “mom friend”. They might act like they don’t care, or don’t love their friends as much as they really do, but in the end they would be the responsible one who cared the most. Space players in general are friendly people most of the time, and this would be no exception. They would be cheerful and approachable. In regards to their creative side, theirs would revolve more around changing what is already there in new ways rather than creating something entirely new. They would use what already exists, and change it to make something entirely new. However, they may not react very well to compliments about their creations, dismissing praise and thinking the other person was just pitying them. If they develop well, they will be able to see the value in their work and become better with Space than ever.
Power-wise, this is an interesting one. They are a very creative, clever combatant, applying Space in very interesting ways. They might make themselves or their weapon bigger or faster, and would move through space seamlessly. They would be unencumbered by any of their surroundings, moving quickly and elegantly. They would also be skilled with various portal tactics; moving themselves around, moving objects around, capturing attacks in portals, etc.
Lastly, as this is a Knight, I feel I should talk about their overall session. Knights are always in a session that lacks as much of their aspect as it should. Dave’s session started too early. Karkat’s session was full of conflict and weak bonds. Latula’s session had people not thinking clearly, likely one of the factors that caused it to be such a disaster. The Knight of Space’s session may lack creativity. People might not be very innovative with their battle techniques or the items they make. This might not sound so bad, but come the endgame it’s going to bite them if not fixed. Alternatively, it could lack literal space. Everything might be too close together. I’m not entirely sure how this would affect the session, but with the right combination of factors and circumstances maybe Game Over-esque shenanigans could occur? People throwing planets and such. The most dangerous possibility though is a lack of creation. As in, trouble with the Genesis Frog. AKA a Space player’s entire duty. A skilled and competent Knight of Space could overcome it, but it would be hard.
And that’s the Knight of Space. Powerful and creative, but with a hard session ahead of them.
I was rewatching day of the doctor
I swear to god, the photos on the right, Clara is wearing the same outfit as the zygon two parter, and has they same hair
Was that like planned 2 years ahead
Or like have the dw people already invented time travel…
The funny thing (in special relativity) about Lorentz boosts (which speed you up or down in some direction) is that they don’t form a subgroup of the Lorentz group (which also includes spatial rotations*). So the composition (i.e. serial application) of two non-colinear boosts is equivalent to a combined boost and rotation (in either order).
This leads to the phenomenon of Wigner rotation - we can actually impart angular momentum to a body by applying a series of (non-colinear) boosts, in the absence of applied (external) torque! The net rotation resulting from a series of boosts that return the body to its original velocity is called Thomas precession. When considering quantum theories, this kinematic effect contributes to the spin-orbit coupling.
* I’m really talking about the “restricted Lorentz group”, which doesn’t allow spatial inversion or time reversal - so I mean the connected component of the identity of O(1,3), aka SO^+(1,3).
❝In my past, I was a cruel sorceress of the black arts. It was highly celebrated in my homeland where darkness ruled. Alas, I turned from my wicked ways and repented. Now I have found myself here. Your story of your execution intrigues me. That a kingdom such as Nohr would kill someone for simply being gifted in other worldly abilities. How hypocritical. That Prince Leo practices witchcraft and yet that is allowed. Unfair.❞
Who would have guessed that Inverse would be spending her time speaking to a spirit in an open field? The silver-haired Pegasus Rider was watering her darling stead on the river side when being confronted by a being from the other side. Instead of being alarmed, she actually bothered to speak to it. To
. When hearing the other’s story, she could not help but feel sympathy, for she was deeply involved with black magic too in her own life story.