“It was evident to me that wireless transmission of energy, if it could ever be accomplished, is not an invention; it is an art. Bell’s telephone, Edison’s phonograph, or my induction motor were inventions, but the wireless transmission of energy is an art that requires a great many inventions in combination.
“We are living on a planet that is rushing through space; this planet is partly conducting and partly insulating. If it were all conducting, or if it were all insulating, we could not transmit energy without wire. It is only because it is partly conducting and partly insulating that a glorious future for man is reserved through the application of this art.”
(From a pre-hearing interview with Nikola Tesla and his legal counsel in 1916 to protect his radio patents from the Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Company.)
“We are living on a planet of well-nigh inconceivable dimensions, surrounded by a layer of insulating air above which is a rarefied and conducting atmosphere. This is providential, for if all the air were conducting the transmission of electrical energy thru the natural media would be impossible.” –NT
“My early experiments have shown that currents of high frequency and great tension readily pass thru an atmosphere but moderately rarefied, so that the insulating stratum is reduced to a small thickness as will be evident by inspection of [Fig. 2], in which a part of the earth and its gaseous envelope is shown to scale. If the radius of the sphere is 12½”, then the non-conducting layer is only 1/64″ thick and it will be obvious that the Hertzian rays cannot traverse so thin a crack between two conducting surfaces for any considerable distance, without being absorbed.” –NT
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i think that the media portrays a very mocking and sort of fanciful conception from astrology that is really really far off what’s really going on there is still a place for horoscopes in the daily newspaper but it’s wasteful reading. you could literally sit a pack of monkeys in front of a computer and get them to type up daily horoscopes for you. i don’t know if they are there because its legitimately still seen as vague and light form of entertainment, or i dont know if the way mass media conveys astrology as foolish and illegitimate on purpose. morning tv shows ‘astrologers’ or maybe ‘astrologists :p’ who emulate the stereotypical old ‘clairvoyant’ who speaks with that soft weird voice and really reinforces the notion that astrology is very vague practice, involving angel cards and amethyst stones. in truth the astrologer would be there with her books and chart notes in hand. i wonder if and why they try to conceptualise an image. it still fascinates me that after hundreds of years the daily newspaper still has a section reserved for the zodiac. even after the church tried to burn and banish astrological teachers and teachings it lived on through secretly handed down through astrological families so it could be reserved. and then uranus was found and it blew the whole thing apart for a while, and then scientists debunked astrology but they debunked the theory that astrology involved constellations and the sun passing through stars and that they had since moved but tropical astrologers never claimed that either. our ancestors taught us the way.
our consciousness is in harmony with the heavens and our children and future generations inherit these cosmic memories. it can never be truly banished because it’s a part of who we have always been, ever since the beginning we have looked at the stars above and seen our reflection. even people who dont contemplate astrology know their sun sign or express interest or dismay. for some reason we have made it of cultural importance. by carl jung; ““We can also find in the unconscious qualities that are not individually acquired but are inherited, . In this deeper stratum we…find…archetypes… “ is it an agenda to maintain the fanciful image of astrology where it’s conveyed that followers believe constellations and planetary bodies have hook line sinkers down to earth and control the earth like puppet masters and it’s basic fortune telling? i dont know where im going with this ive been awake a few days, but the elite has always utilised astrology. for many years only the king had access to an astrologer and natal chart, the common people were unworthy. in their eyes we are still unworthy and getting relegated to fortune cookie extracts unless willing to go against the grain and not feel senseless for taking it up as a course of study. maybe i wish that more people understood that astrology involves a lot of books, a lot of reading, writing, learning, and memorising. it’s why it’s such a delight, i feel its the closest thing we have to god’s handwriting
nefelibata : (noun) lit. “cloud-walker”; the one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams
The story of Icarus tells of a naive being who loved the sun and flew too close, leading to his untimely descent into the ocean. But what the tale didn’t speak of was how the sun and the moon fell in love with him, too. And with the pull of the tides due to the attraction of the sun and the moon, he tosses and turns, torn between two entities.
So if Kim Taehyung embodies the sun, then Jeon Jungkook is the moon.
And you are Icarus.
In a realm of pointless
illusions and shadows of reality, dreams are not something you tend to dwell
over. Some say it is within dreams where your selfish desires, wants, hopes,
and subconscious manifest into a tentative form. As a lucid dreamer, you
absolutely enjoy delving into illusions of roaming the boisterous halls of
Hogwarts or taking flight into the air as you stretch your fingers out and
almost touch the second star to the right.
You never actively try
to find the hidden meanings behind the imagined moments that play beneath your
eyelids and find purchase within the secret crevices within your mind. There
simply is no point in doing so when they are not seen as an escape from reality
because you are more than satisfied, daresay happy even, with the way your life
You found happiness
within a circle of trustworthy and wonderful friends, a stable and amazing job
that you actually do not dread going to in the morning, a beautiful and
spacious apartment, and to top it off, a very cute and lovable dog named
Soonshim whom you are a proud parent of with your boyfriend. More so, after
all, you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is
finally better than your dreams. And you are completely head over heels for
a certain Kim Taehyung.
But then you find
yourself slipping between the stratums of real and make-believe, existence and
reverie, day and night under the guise of slumber and fantasies, thrown
headfirst into an entirely new life that leaves you confused and chasing after
something—or rather, someone—who is more than just silly daydreams and
Language shows clearly that memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theater. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred. He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging. This confers the tone and bearing of genuine reminiscences. He must not be afraid to return again and again to the same matter, to scatter it as one scatters earth, to turn it over as one turns over soil. For the matter itself is only a deposit, a stratum, which yields only to the most meticulous examination what constitutes the real treasure hidden within the earth: the images, severed from earlier associations, that stand—like precious fragments or torsos in a collector’ gallery—in the prosaic rooms of our later understanding.
summary: in which barry allen returns to the original timeline and discovers that he has gained another seemingly important person to his life.
a/n: did not expect the part one to have a lot of reads in one day but thank you!! this part two of the imagine is the continuation of the supposed fanfic i was going to make, so as you can probably notice, it follows the story line of the flash’s third season and is also written in third person.
The sun shone brightlyas Y/N along with Barry marched towards the rocky shore, heading to the place where Julian Albert was examining the latest skin husk. Barry was trailing behind you, noticing that from the short time he has spent with Y/N in this new timeline, she was an independent woman who knew how to get work done.
Y/N, on the other hand, noticed every different movement Barry has been showing since yesterday. When he suddenly ran off and left her in their apartment, Y/N already began to get suspicious. For that whole day, it didn’t seem like the two spoke too much, probably because Barry was taking in his brand new life by bits and pieces, visiting his old friend Felicity Smoak to listen to him. Or perhaps he didn’t know how to act towards Y/N and purposely avoided her throughout the day in fear of confrontation.
“Julian, I thought you could use some help on this one. You know, the two heads thing and all.” Y/N called out to the man who was crouched down, taking some evidence for tests later on.
Julian turned around to take a look on who was speaking, noticing Barry that made him automatically scowl.
“I don’t need any help, Detective.” he told Y/N, “Especially from him.” he nodded towards Barry’s direction.
Barry ignored this and instead crouched down as well to take a better look on what was on the rocks. “What is that?” he asked.
“Another epidermal husk, Allen. A fully intact human pelt, comprised of nothing but the stratum corneum.” Julian was quick to respond, noticing Barry’s clueless expression in which he looked at Y/N, “You see what I mean?”
Y/N sighed but said nothing.
Barry rolled his eyes. “Do we have any theories as to what’s causing them?”
“Well, I’ll take a wild guess at it and say it’s the same thing that created the last four husks.” Julian answered sarcastically.
“Spalling could be caused from toxic epidermal necrolysis, or maybe some kind of moist desquamation from intense radiation exposure.” Barry suggested as he looked at Y/N.
It was the first time they have even made eye contact since yesterday and Barry felt as if his stomach dropped. He was still talking though, and Y/N/s gaze on his face caused him to stammer.
“We’ve had a lot of …” Barry trailed.
“Radioactive metas.” Julian finished his sentence for him. “Yes, thank you, Allen. I’ve read all the case studies. I’ll tell you what, when I figure it out, I’ll enlighten you then, shall I?”
Barry forced a smile onto his face. “Thanks.” he said before standing up and putting his sunglasses on.
Y/N chuckled at his obvious state of annoyance towards his co-worker and stood beside him. “Let me guess, you hate him.” she mused.
Barry sighed, “How have I worked with this guy for the past year?”
“Patience. Extreme patience.” she answered.
“Makes sense.” Barry muttered.
Y/N turned back to Julian, “Hey, are you certain that Barry can’t take a sample or something to speed things along?”
Julian stood up, “I’m sure, Detective.” he gave Barry a disappointed look, “Quite sure.”
Y/N raised her eyebrows at him and he immediately understood why, speeding over then and getting his own sample without getting noticed. They turned around as Barry readjusted his case, Y/N walking closer to his side to say something.
“You might wanna get that to S.T.A.R. Labs.” she looked up at him since he was much taller than her.
Barry nodded. “Yeah.”
As they climbed up to the steps, Barry offered a hand to Y/N to help her push herself up since they were a bit high. She gladly took it and smiled gratefully at the gesture. When they reached the top, Y/N didn’t bother to let go of Barry’s hand, in which the speedster’s neck suddenly became hot because of the skin contact.
“You’ve been acting very differently.” Y/N began. “It’s like you always find a way to avoid me and if I touch you you flinch.”
Barry’s mouth felt dry. “Uh, what?”
“Oh, don’t give me that look.” Y/N chuckled. “You know exactly what I’m talking about.”
Barry’s heart beat became instantly fast at how observant she was, and how she managed to know something wasn’t right in the span of being with Barry for only two days.
He let go of her hand in that moment, guilt filling his head, causing Y/N to arch an eyebrow. “Barry, are you really sure that everything is —”
“Y/N, I’m sorry.” he said, “But I can’t lie to you like this. You really seem like a nice girl and …” he sighed.
“What?” she asked.
“I just need time to think about what we’re supposed to be.” he explained. “Because I don’t honestly know.”
Y/N crossed her arms, “You don’t know? What kind of crap of an excuse is that supposed to be?”
Barry was intimidated by how she was speaking to him right now and how her eyes pierced through his.
“You wouldn’t understand.” he reasoned.
Y/N snorted, “I’m sure I would. You can’t tell me that you don’t know what we are after being my boyfriend for a year.”
He widened his eyes. “A year?”
“Yes, a whole year.” she said.
Barry sighed and frustratingly ran his finger through his hair. “Y/N, I think we need to talk.”
She scoffed because of what he said, “I think we really do, Barry.”
In that moment, Barry carried her bridal style back to their supposedly shared apartment. Y/N didn’t seem to be surprised at his actions, it almost seemed as if she had expected it.
“Okay, so explain.” she urged him.
Barry licked his lips, “What I’m about to tell you is really crazy and I need you to promise me to keep it to yourself before telling the others. I mean, I don’t even know why I’m telling you this but you’re not even supposed to be here in the first place so –”
“Excuse me?” Y/N cut him off in shock of what he claimed.
He raised his hands up in surrender, “Just please, Y/N, promise me. Just trust me on this.”
Y/N looked at him and sighed. “I’ve always trusted you, Barry.”
With that statement, his face softened, and then he started to explain.
✦ ✦ ✦
“You’re telling me that right after Henry died in this” – she made air quotes with her hands – “original timeline, you went back to the night when your mother died and stopped the Reverse-Flash from killing her. And then you lived in another timeline which is called Flashpoint where both of your parents are alive and you are not the Flash. Then when you went back and changed the timeline again, Iris and Joe aren’t speaking and I am suddenly your girlfriend.”
“Well, if you put it that way it does sound a little surreal.” Barry pointed out.
Y/N found herself sitting down on the chair inside their kitchen, gripping the mug she has been holding for the whole time they talked. Barry took the seat beside her, not really knowing what to tell her when he basically just told the poor girl that he didn’t love her and didn’t even remember every single thing that happened for the past year while Y/N considered it as the best year of her life.
She shrugged, “It’s not surreal if you’re the Flash and really do have the ability to travel back to time.”
Barry pursed his lips, “I’m sorry, Y/N. You needed to know.”
“I know.” she nodded, her eyes already brimming with tears at the realization. “I just - I just need time to think clearly.”
Y/N’s mouth felt dry. She also felt like she has been punched in the face and the oxygen in her body was knocked out of her system. How was she supposed to react when the boy she truly loved claimed that he doesn’t even know her nor even loved her back. She could feel her breathing getting faster by each minute that passed.
“Where are you going?” Barry had asked when Y/N abruptly stood up, got her bag, and headed towards the door.
She looked back, “Somewhere where I can be alone with my thoughts.” she said, gently closing the door shut then, the tears in her eyes escaping and falling on her cheeks.
1. Meteorology. fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible.
Origin: 1865-1870; Serein is a French loanword with roots in the Latin term sērus meaning “late.” It entered English in the mid-1800s.
“Serein is the falling evening dew, which results from the general chilling of the stratum of air nearest the earth’s surface after sundown.” - John William Moore, Meteorology: Practical and Applied, 1894