yall wanna hear something cool and completely unrelated to this blog, okay theres all these different sets of numbers right, and all these sets of numbers are infinite
So the number sets kinda look like this,
a [all the real numbers]
a + bi [the complex numbers which include i the imaginary number which is really just another way of looking at how algebra can function (we can now take the square root of negative numbers), which is a different take on algebra where we simply had the set of real numbers]
and then you get
a + bi + cj + dk [quaternions, which is the next step up from the complex numbers in algebra, and are a new set of numbers that have a new way of looking at algebra, and are also infinite]
So about the complex numbers, thats numbers that include i, the ~imaginary number~ which is a terrible name for it, it’s not imaginary, just a completely different bit of algebra that doesnt work with what was previously thought to be algebraic laws and rules. Because before we had i you couldn’t take the square root of a negative number, because thats just not how the real numbers worked. It changed how algebra functioned with this new set of numbers.
You can just change the set of rules for math for it to work, by creating something new, as long as it all logically follows.
Anyway, once you get past the complex numbers you hit this cool thing called quaternions, which is another set of numbers, except in this set of numbers, which are also infinite, they don’t follow all of the rules of algebra we were previously taught to believe, in this set of numbers we don’t have the commutativity property,
[commutativity property is where a*b = c, and b*a = c]
without this it means if you multiply numbers together together in different orders, you get different answers. Which isn’t how any of the other previous sets of numbers work in algebra.
in regular algebra which works with all those numbers up to the complex numbers: 2*3 = 6, and 3*2 = 6
In quaternions: j*k = i, but k*j = -i
So with quaternions
i^2 = -1
j^2 = -1
k^2 = -1
But you know whats wild about this, in this set of numbers:
i*j*k = -1
And the order does matter in this set of numbers.
because in this set of algebra
i*j = k BUT heres the wild part j*i = -k
we can see it again:
j*k = i, BUT k*j = -i
When you multiply j*k you get i, when you multiply k*j you get -i, which isn’t how any of the other number sets behind this one in algebra work, isn’t that wild?
There’s a part of math where basic definitions of algebra don’t exist for these types of numbers to exist, and the further you keep going into new numbers, the more fundamental rules of algebra you start losing for the number sets to exist.
and this guy just came up with it walking across a bridge
Descendants 2 had a lot of strong points but what this post is going to focus on is the character development in all of the characters.
Obviously this movie focused a lot on Mal. She has grown a lot from the first movie but not in a healthy way. She developed some bad habits (spelling things and people) and developed some self image issues. This is a vast difference from our defiant and confident Mal from the first movie. While I don’t like the softer Mal that was shown, even closer to the end of the movie, I like that they explored these identity issues. By the end of the movie Mal has reconnected with her roots, her group and what made her want to change in the first place. I think it leaves us with a strong Mal with more room to grow in the right direction.
THIS IS MY GIRL! Gonna be honest, I disliked her in the first movie cause she was a ditz but my girl has come a lonngggg way. Evie grew from a superficial girl into an incredibly smart, talented and confident lady. She has a booming design business and doesn’t take crap from anyone, and right beside her for these changes was her supportive boyfriend Doug. I love the dynamic they have because they are equal to each other, she is the strong one but he will still defend her to princes, he manages her business finances and supports her dreams. BUT she is not a dainty princess and he know he isn’t her “prince” but he is her knight. I will defend this ship with. My. Life. Also, she has a big heart and is fighting for the kids that she grew up with. She is going to be a great advocate for the isle.
Jay came a long way from his rule breaking enthusiastic lifestyle. He even obeys the smallest (and more sexist) of rules. We also saw that he became less aggressive than before. It was curious to see him as a responsible captain, and it was very fitting. Through out the rest of the movie we got to see him step up as a leader when Mal was lacking or when something needed to be said. Like when everyone was arguing he calmed them down and when Mal and Evie were chatting about her hair, he took initiative to bring them together. Jay is a born leader and is doing the one thing his father, jafar, could not. Being successful and compassionate in a leadership position. In the end when he forfeits his title as captain to Lonnie(?) so she can join the team that is him doing what is best for the team. She is strong and they needed her. He sacrificed his title for the greater good and I hope that doesn’t go unnoticed.
Our shy boy came a long way as well. Carlos is a more outspoken and confident person. I don’t think he lacked confidence in the first movie but I believe he was more introverted, now we see a more open Carlos who stands his ground. For example, kicking Chad out of his room repeatedly. He is dismissing a prince and gives 0 cares. We also have a slight mention of how he programmed his 3D printer to have really cool hacks and such which references his special abilities with computers. Jay can be physical, Evie can be smart, Mal can be sly and Carlos can hack. This is important. Finally we see our boy finally ask Jane out. Tbh, I didn’t see it. BUT I am not against it. The little dorks make each other happy and they make each other stronger, for Carlos he has someone to protect and for Jane she has someone who makes her feel beautiful which is not to be under-estimated.
Jane grew in a few notable ways. She became a more involved and outspoken person than the shy, squeaky girl from the first movie. Now she is coordinating big projects and making sure the schedule is kept to. BUT she is still insecure about herself and you can tell, even the way she thought Carlos wanted to go to the party as friends until he spelled it out for her is a sign of the insecurity. Carlos makes her feel beautiful and while that isn’t the best place to get a confidence boost it is still a wonderful development for a young girls self esteem to have someone like that.
well, he/she learned English so that is pretty impressive.
Ben was a goodie two-shoes in the first movie. While he developed a wicked streak in the second one, he NEVER abandoned his big heart, which is what truly makes him King Ben. He was trying to tackle the life struggles of ruling a kingdom, dealing with an engagement, helping the project areas and maintaining his grades. We know he had to quit his different sports teams because he didn’t have time, the time he spent with Mal dwindled to near nothing and we know he was overwhelmed. He never complained though. Ben is a strong character who is taking care of business and while he might not be the first to throw a punch he is powerful with words before fists, and he doesn’t let his girlfriend fight all his battles for him. In the end when he still trying to seek peace, preventing what could have been a catastrophic battle, he was doing his duty as a king. He put his life on the line. His biggest development in this movie was seeing the other side of things and understanding just how abused these kids were. It is one thing to hear about it and think you know, but he never really knew. And Uma abusing his kindness and spelling him didn’t scare him away from continuing to seek justice for these kids. Ben is a good leader.
In the first movie we never really got to explore her character. We saw that she wasn’t afraid of our lil’ villains and that she was still compassionate towards them but that was it. In this movie she is introduced as a threat. She is powerful and smart just like her mother, and she may be a love interest for Jay which is a perfect math. Talk about power couple, am I right?! I look forward to seeing more of her.
NEW CHARACTERS -
You can see the results of abuse and bullying in her personality. All she is looking for is validation. This is the entire point of “Say my name”, she wants to be acknowledged. Her dwarf rats don’t really obey her, they still challenge her constantly and call her “Shrimpy”. While she has issues, there is room for change. I really hope Disney takes the opportunity to properly show kids/people how to interact with someone who comes from that abusive background.
Harry Hook -
Dang.. Uh, not gonna lie, I am so weak to this little out law. I was practically drooling over him, and when he tickled Ben my heart skipped a beat. I could ship that, I wont cause I will be lynched, but I could. I could see him being a bigger problem in the future. He has more of a cutthroat attitude than Uma and it is clear that him and Jay have bad blood. I hope we see much more of that delectable pirate.
I bet you are one that gets to leave the isle. You don’t seem inherently bad, just kinda a dunce. Definitely room for improvement.
I was so right 8) okay so infinity isnt a number. straight up not a number. BUT there are numbers that are infinitely large, just as there are numbers that are infinitely small.. THEYRE NUMBERS….. THAT ARE INFINITELY LARGE… SDIUVHUSDHVOSIDHVSDOHIVOHISDVOISD IS THAT NOT THE COOLEST??? ??V??XC?V?XC?VC?XV/X?
i hate how math is almost always taught assuming that you dont want to be learning it. almost all of my math teachers have said something along the lines of “i know you dont want to be here” or “as if that wasnt bad enough, you also have to do this step!” or “dont worry, you dont have to take any more math classes after this semester”. maybe more people would enjoy math if it was taught like the exciting subject it is.
i vividly remember when my passion for math was sparked, in grade nine when we were doing trig. my teacher did an example where we calculated the height of a building by measuring its shadow and using the position of the sun. i thought it was so amazing that you could do that! measure a building using its shadow?!? incredible!!!
then of course in grade 11 physics i was blown away by the knowledge of the way things work we can calculate using math. the consistencies in the laws of nature were mind blowing to me, especially conservation of mechanical energy. math is such a powerful tool we can use to describe and study such a broad range of subjects. im determined and excited to gain a solid understanding of math so that i can help solve some of our generations mysteries in physics.
but its honestly so deflating to have my peers and i addressed as if we’re expected to hate learning math, as if its a chore or an unfortunate obligation.
someone prolly already beat me to this but imagine an au where all the campers and gwen and david are some forms of celestial beings? ok so there are 4 types of “beings”: solar, lunar, star, and twilight.
Neil: Solar child
Nikki: Star child
Max: Lunar child
Preston: Twilight child
Nerris: Star child
Harrison: Solar child
Dolph: Solar child
Nurf: Lunar child
Ered: Star child
Space Kid: Twilight child
(and if you’re wondering…)
Jasper: Solar (child)
The different “being” types are based off of:
1. Energy 2. Attitude 3. How they interact with others
The “being” types mean:
Lunar: Smart, mysterious, emotional and lonely types. They usually think about the bigger picture rather than how one thing would affect just them. They keep to themselves, which isn’t always for the best. 9/10 times Lunar types are depressed.
Solar: Egotistical, smart, prideful, and logical. They are gifted in things that require lots of brain power, like math. These types usually grow up to be successful.
Star: Fun-loving, oblivious, easy going, and friendly. Star types are easy to get along with, and they go along with almost everything. They are the least cautious as well, which causes lots of them to get hurt.
Twilight: Ambitious, cunning, outwardly friendly, and creative. One of the rarer types. They usually have a set goal and strive to get there all their lives. Despite their best efforts, lots of Twilight types are forgotten, as if they never existed in the first place.
ehhuuugh if u have any questions abt this au so far dont be afraid to ask
i really dont know much about comics and fighting styles and who’s capable of what in the dceu but i do know that no matter what im always gonna find it laughable when people imply diana, ms. lift strength of 29 tons, could take kara zor-el, ms. lift strength of 1,000,000 tons