There is a huge amount of misunderstanding around common science terms. So here I am to blow away the fog! Hopefully some of you can find this useful for both everyday life and your writing.
Hypothesis: A statement made by a researcher regarding what they think is going on. Also called an “educated guess,” as in the person has the background knowledge to attempt an explanation prior to any testing. A hypothesis must be testable.
Observation: Literally what it sounds like. It is a fact of something a person sees. For example, a researcher may make an observation that the sky appeared orange at sunset or that their rat ate 24 food pellets in month. There is no thinking about it, no extrapolation, just the facts.
Law: This is a statement made following repeated experimental observation. A law is always true under a given set of conditions. They are not theories, as they do not try to explain what is going on.
Theory: This is the explanation for the repeated observations. It is supported by experimentation. Note: theories can never be proven true, only false (you can never test every single instance of the situation). You can just build evidence to support it.
The scientific method (though not always followed):
A person makes an observation.
The person forms a hypothesis attempting to explain the observation.
The person comes up with ways to test the hypothesis.
The person implements these tests.
The person evaluates results and revises the hypothesis if needed.
Field: This is the sub-specialization of a scientist. For example, a biologist may be a general biologist, marine biologist, molecular biologist, cancer biologist, neuroscientist, immunobiologist, epidemiologist, ecologist, behavioral researcher, neuropsychologist, etc.
Field work: This is the type of experiment that is performed outside of the lab. For example, an ecologist may be performing evaluations of stream conditions. While they are physically at the stream, they are doing field work.
Bench work: This is work inside the lab. For example, a scientist who is actively working on something like cell culture or running a gel is doing bench work.
Science writing: This is writing with a focus on science! It may be writing scientific articles, writing protocols, evaluating and editing proposals, or writing for popular press and audiences. Yes, this is its own separate career, typically requiring a background in at least science and possibly scientific writing or journalism.
Journal: This is where scientific papers are published. Some common journals in my field are Nature and The American Journal of Medicine and Neuron. There are a lot. And some are very obscure. They are rated by this thing called “impact factor” that is supposed to relate to journal quality (better impact factor gives your research better exposure), but in my opinion is nonsense. Also, you should trust peer reviewed journals more than journals that are not peer reviewed…that means that other professionals in their field have evaluated the paper.
Principle Investigator (PI): This is the person in charge of a particular study. Often that is the person who runs the lab out of which the study comes. Their name will be last on the paper. Note: name order on papers is very important. First and last author are the important ones. If your name is in the middle, you’re not as big of a contributor unless it is noted otherwise in the journal.
EDIT: It has been pointed out in the notes that author order sometimes varies by field. So these comments on order are not always true.
I hope you found this interesting and informative! Hopefully I will be able to post a biology-specific post like this soon. :)
Can we have a fluffy sceenario where the v3 boys are badly sick with the flu or something and are taken care of by their s/o? :3
Of course you guys can ~ !! I wrote all the boys in alphabetical order (Last name, first name). I’ll try to use this order, but I can’t say I’ll always remember. These are rlly bad yikes- I also just used “take medicine, eat soup, drink water, get a hot bath, and sleep” for a majority of them
@mariehooper said: A
not-fluffy suggestion: what if Sherlock didn’t rewrite his memories
of Eurus and Victor? What would it have done to him and his life? How
would he interact with Molly then?
Sorry this took me so long, but this was very interesting to ponder. I may someday do an expanded entire series rewrite version of this as if I don’t have enough of those in my pile of WIPs. For now, this will have to do; I think it hits the points I was going for.
This might be a bit of a rough one, so
please to step aboard the angst boat and keep your arms and legs
inside the vehicle at all times while it is in motion.
Sherlock hums snatches of a song. Molly doesn’t recognize the tune
but it sounds a bit creepy, like a lullaby. It takes her ages to
realize that he only does it when he’s highly stressed – if his
case involves children, or he’s too long without sleep. It only takes
her one ill-advised question to learn not to ask about it.
Sherlock stares a bit too long at the flame from the Bunsen burner.
Molly’s never asked about that, but it unsettles her in a way she
can’t explain. It’s the look on his face – not pyromania as she’d
once overheard one of the lab techs say snidely – but something
memories, Molly finally decides, and that bothers her too.
Here’s a list of the main characters of each Type-Moon series and subseries. Included in the list are the protagonist, the deuteragonist and the tritagonist of their respective series. The names are in western order (first name-last name).
Note: Due to the sheer number of Fate titles and characters, the list will be divided into two-three separate posts, with this one focusing more on the older Type-Moon works. Fate will be in a separate tab as will the special and more recent titles.
Edited and updated:
Angel Notes or Notes:
Protagonist: Gun God/Godo
One of the earlier MCs of Type-Moon, Gun God, or Godo, lives in a post-apocalyptic Earth that’s set centuries after the world has ended, and when it was ruled by beings known as the Aristoteles, or the famous Types. Godo, as the last living remnant of humanity, attempts to survive and avenge his deceased family by using his signature weapon Black Barrel, which has the power to kill the Aristoteles.
He is a twisted man who knows neither happiness nor pain, and only fights the Types in his pursuit of revenge and survival, despite having forgotten his memories already.
DDD (Decoration Disorder Decoration):
Protagonist: Arika Ishizue
The main character of DDD, Arika Ishizue is a young man possessed by a demon some time ago and thus has developed a twisted personality over the years. He loses his memories day by day, and by the time he meets and works for Kaie Karyou, his disposition can be described as apathetic. His motto in life is “I want to live as easily as possible”, in short, he’s regularly short on money, much to Kaie’s annoyance.
See how he’s missing an arm there? Yeeahh…his younger sister ate it. He’s the MC, but it seems that Kanata Ishizue, his imouto who is also demon-possessed but has acquired the Agonist’s Syndrome, is much, much more popular than he is. Good reason too (hint: she appeared in Type-Moon’s April Fools Day game in 2013 as the Snake, go check her out).
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of SInners:
Protagonist: Shiki Ryougi.
Deuteragonist: Mikiya Kokutou
The plot follows the lives of Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou, two polar opposites who meet on one fateful, snowy night. Working under Touko Aozaki, the two solve the paranormal events and murders going on in the city of Mifune, all the while piecing together the puzzle of the mystery that is Shiki Ryougi.
If you’ve followed the novels, their positions in the story are clearer. While Shikiis consistently the main focus of the series and therefore the one the story follows and the one who primarily moves the story forward, Mikiya is the one who narrates a good chunk of the events in all the novels in first person. Shiki got to narrate too, but not quite as much as Mikiya (she mostly got the 3rd person narrator treatment instead).
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Witch on a Holy Night):
Protagonist: Aoko Aozaki.
Deuteragonist/Tritagonist: Alice Kuonji and Shizuki Soujuuro
The story follows Aoko’s exploits in high school and how she deals with her double life as a Magician (not a mage, they’re very different) and as an ordinary (okay, that’s a stretch) high school student. She’s joined by her childhood friend and mentor, Alice (who, incidentally, goes to Azaka’s school, Reien Girls’ Academy from Kara no Kyoukai), a witch who specializes in fairy tale-themed familiars and Shizuki, the new transfer student who came down from the mountains to live in Misaki City. If you know a certain teacher whose name is similar to his, then you should know that he’s more than what he seems. Alice and Shizuki flip-flop between being the deut and the tri in the story, depending on who gets more focus in the chapters, but personally, I think Shizuki’s the deut here since I’ve noticed he’s got more screentime than Alice in Mahoyo.
Tsukihime/ Tsukihime Rebirth:
Protagonist: Shiki Tohno
Heroines (Different from the deuts and trites): Arcueid Brunestud, Ciel, Akiha Tohno, Hisui, Kohaku (and maybe Satsuki Yumizuka if she really is relegated to heroine in the remake.)
Before there was Shirou Emiya, there was the badass known as Shiki Tohno. Of course, if you’ve got almost the exact same powers as the biggest badass MC of the Nasuverse (the other Shiki I mean, see above), then you’re guaranteed to be a badass one way or another. Oh, and see the list of heroines above? Yeah, there’s pretty much a reason why the term “The Tohno Gland” exists. And there’re more of them in the spin-off games and side materials too!
While there’s no such thing as a canon route in the Nasuverse (all routes are canon, therefore, all heroines are canon), the closest thing we have to a main heroine is the bubbly and ditzy, and sometimes psycho, vampire princess Arcueid for being the main and default choice in the VN, as well as her overall importance in Tsukihime and its other spin-offs (plus, there’s the fact that she was cloned after the being that has the company’s name, so…). Curry-senpai I mean, Ciel, the curry loving executor is the heroine of the 2nd route and while she appears in all the routes unlike Arc, she isn’t that important overall and may or may not play a role in the last 3 routes, unlike Rin in FSN, which I’ll cover later. Akiha, Shiki’s adorable, half-oni, tsundere, younger sister is the heroine of the third route which is very different from the first two routes in terms of plot (this is reflected in the last two routes, both of which follow Akiha’s route’s path but with some deviances and expanded material). She follows Ciel’s trend of appearing in all the routes, but unlike her, while she doesn’t play much of an important role in the first two routes, her significance is stretched in all three of the routes where the Tohno background is elaborated on. Hisui, the quiet, personal maid of Shiki is the 4th route’s heroine and boy her route is one, big, depressing doozy (it’s much, much more depressing than HF, which is saying something, when you get her route’s True End. This is why almost everyone prefers the Good End better). Kohaku, Hisui’s older twin sister and personal maid to Akiha, is the hyperactive (well, she was flanderized in recent installments while in the original, she was much more subdued. But hey, new Kohaku is fun) and a bit (er) psychotic heroine of the 5th route. Elaborating on her without mentioning the heavier elements of her and her sister’s backstories is a huge spoiler. Plus, there’s the remake which they might use to alter or retcon their backstory so for now, all we can do now is wait.
This ends part one. The special series comes next.
I watched it like an hour ago now, so this is just the things I am still thinking about, in a random order. I’ll do a rewatch soon.
Bughead in this episode was just so perfect, they love and support each other, yay for healthy teen relationships on tv
One of my fave moments was when Betty told Kevin that they said I love you to each other, that was so sweet, I need more of their friendship stat.
Ok, I love Archie and Veronica as a couple, but what the hell was that Veronica, His dad was just shot, and you are getting in the shower with him?????? for sexy times??????
People are totally over analyzing Archie calling Betty and Only Betty: 1) they have been best friends for years, she can handle getting everyone together 2) her last name is Cooper, if his contacts are in alphabetical order by last name, hers would be first of the crew to appear on the list 3) she could have been the last person he texted, when you are in shock there isn’t a whole lot of thinking involved, her name appeared, it was the easiest thing to do. ( this is what I think happened)
The hospital’s throwback style was an interesting choice by the directors, it was pretty cool but I want to know the motivation behind it. I know the whole town/show is like that a little bit but I found it a bit extreme in the Hospital
Wouldn’t Pop’s be a crime scene? But there is no crime scene tape, Betty and Jughead can just walk in an start looking for Fred’s Wallet, Pop has to mop up all that blood, I am so confused
They are standing around a hospital and not one doctor or nurse says maybe we could replace your cast that’s covered in your dad’s blood, ??
The Tension in the Lodge family, getting some abusive vibes from Hiram, like how he was disappointed that V wasn’t there when he came home early, when her boyfriend’s father was just shot, on the verge of death, just gave the creeps, I really wanted V to just lash out, but when she didn’t this thought came to mind
YAAASSS Cheryl, that is all
All of Fred’s dream sequences were heart breaking but The ring and the wedding sequences were just especially so, clearly Archie’s ancestors were Scottish.
Jughead on a motorcycle=A+: extra points for caring about Betty, more extra points for carving/scrawling a crown onto the helmet, Final grade:A+++
Anyone else think the guy with Grundy could possibly be Betty’s brother? I didn’t really get a good look at his face, but that swoopy blond hair has me thinking.
Thank god she is dead, and the fact that she was strangled with the bow Archie gave her just, so so so good
Theories I have seen and think could possibly be true, is Grundy’s ex or Hal
tagged by @queenbean03 (kind of, I just wanted to do this, really)
Rules: List ten of your favorite female characters from ten different fandoms and tag ten people
In no particular order:
Hollyleaf (I remember so little about Warriors but I loved her…)
I couldn’t decide if I like Yaoyorozu Momo or Asui Tsuyu better from My Hero Academia so I’m gonna say both fit into this slot (or should I order their “first”/”last” names differently to be like the others on this list??)
Katie Holt aka Pidge Gunderson
Toph (ngl I’m too lazy to look up what her last name is)
I tag whoever wants to do this. If you do, feel free to tag me it it, I’m happy to see female characters!
Someone who’s seen Beauty and the Beast recently or knows that movie by heart tell me if there’s a scene with Belle shielding the Beast from Gaston in it. My mind is insisting that there is but it’s been so long since I’ve seen the movie that I don’t know if I’m just making up memories.
But if there is, the fucking parallel between that and Blake shielding Yang from Adam.
Sangwoo says Bum's name when he brings the next man down to the basement. "Yoonbum.... you looked lonely, so I brought a friend" or "Yoon bum." (How do you read Korean names? Is Bum his last name? Are they addressing each other by last names?)
When referring to another culture, it is inaccurate to label things ‘first name’ and ‘last name’ as name order depends on the culture. In Korea, the order is Family Name and then Given Name. The names of the three main characters in Killing Stalking are:
Oh Sangwoo (오상우)
Yoon Bum (윤범)
Yang Seungbae (양승배)
In Korea, you can tell how familiar someone is with another person by whether they refer to one another by full name or just given name. The implication also changes depending on the presence or absence of honorifics. Maybe I’ll make a post on this specifically later on - it’s a little more complicated than it sounds.
How did they decide on the order of the names? It’s not in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order according to their nicknames, first names, or last names. It’s not in order of age, because Remus’s birthday was March 10, Sirius’s was November 3, and James’s was March 27.
I like the idea that they had a series of ridiculous contests to earn the placement, but I also like the idea that it was chosen in order of sympathy. Remus, you’re a werewolf. That sucks the most, so you go first. Peter, your Animagus is disappointing. Second place. Sirius, your family is the actual worst. Third. James, you’ve overflowing with rich white boy privilege. Last place.
Last week, we had a patient that was discharged. A new patient was admitted to that same room within hours and had the same last name as the previous patient. They tried to take her dialysis the next morning…
This also happened last week. There were two vascular patients with similar issues that had the same first and last name. A doctor ordered a CT angio on the wrong one and we almost didn’t catch it given that the wrong patient had an inability to consent. The only reason we caught it in time was that the doc came by and asked if “she” had gone down for the procedure yet. The patient they put the order on was a male.
The moral of this story is:
Holy crap, this actually happens.CHECK THE FULL NAME AND DOB!
update: I can’t say whether or not incident reports were done because neither patient was mine when these things happened. I can tell you they SHOULD have been done. As far as the CT angio order goes, a resident put it in and the PA had to come clean up the mess. I don’t know what kind of disciplinary action was taken. The two patients with the same name in the same room… our charge nurses usually do a good job at catching those kinds of things, but this slipped through the cracks.
this thing? this is a program named xpokes counter that I made IN A FIT OF PURE RAGE at the xkit pokes not synching up my releases after I spent like an hour sorting pokes in notepad and deleting extras
I did not want to do the sorting thing again SO I DECIDED TO AUTOMATE IT
I mean obviously it took longer but!!! it was fun!!!
what this program does:
- reads xkit pokes list from a text file that contains html code of the div that contains the pokes in xkit pokes when you look at them! just inspect element and copy the entire div and paste it into notepad or some shit and save it;
- sorts them in 4 different ways (capture order - the default one like the xkit box itself; species - the thing you’ll need to figure out if you have multiple of the same one; capture order with named first - see your party!!!; species with named first - see your party!!! v2.0)
- remembers last sorting order you chose and starts up with that one next time;
- if you double click a poke it looks it up on bulbapedia and loads an icon for it from it (or you can set another site to look them up on but then the icon thing won’t happen);
- if you click a button, looks up the poke on google images and you can select an icon to save for it from the first 10 results! it won’t need bulbapedia then! the problem with this feature is that I’m using a free Google Custom Search Engine that only has 100 queries a day enabled… but it saves the icon locally once you select one so you only need it once per species; (i implemented this in addition to the bulbapedia thing for pokes like vivillon and unown, which there are lots of variations of and bulbapedia only provides one icon for the whole species; this thing will save separate icons) (you can also not use the google button and just put a .png file with the species name in the gallery folder manually, it’ll use that then)
I seriously doubt anyone but me would be actually interested in this thing BUT LOOK I MADE A STUFF