(I’m calling it that because I’m not very creative)
One of my biggest questions about S;G was about why each worldline
seemed to “know” (take into account) everything that would
happen in it except for changes in the worldline. For example,
the Alpha future technically shouldn’t exist, because Okabe never
experienced it (because he shifted the world back to Beta before it
happened). But in that case, Suzuha could never come back in time and
get him an IBN5100, so he couldn’t escape Alpha in the first place,
thus creating a paradox.
But there might be a
way to resolve this. My theory is that every time the worldline
shifts, there’s a “first time” going through that worldline
where no one is able to use D-Mails or anything else that would shift
the worldline. (Physical time travel is generally okay, because that
doesn’t usually shift the worldline on its own.) Then on the “second
time around”, people can use D-Mails.
So what’s the point of all
this? Well, instead of “times around”, you could think of
it as two “layers”. The second layer is identical to the
first layer, except that the worldline can be shifted on the second
layer. So for example, Suzuha can show up in the second layer because
she was in the first layer, even though the future “doesn’t
exist” in the second layer (because Okabe switches the worldline
before the future can be reached). This way, the paradox can be
Also, to minimize
confusion, keep in mind that the “second layer” is almost
always where the story as we see it takes place (with a few
Quick update: everything ok so far, hcg is rising for now. And I’m cautiously happy and so scared.
We will have the first ultrasound examination on pregnancy week 7 (in 3weeks how can i wait). We don’t know exact date yet because clinic will send us an invitation by mail.
We will see then if the baby is in the right place (uterus) and if there’s a heartbeat. I’ll update again after that.
So far we only have told my mom, as i will need her support if this doesn’t work out. She’s super happy and excited but understands my fears because she has had a miscarriage between me and my younger sibling.
Despite my fears I’m really thankful about this opportinity and hope. ❤
Also, thank you for all of you for congratulations.❤
Chainmail myths and the foibles of “historical testing”,
Chainmail armor is perhaps the most misunderstood type of armor in history, often viewed by people who don’t know much about ancient or medieval weapons as a low quality lesser form of armor. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth, and the reputation of chainmail has suffered as a result. Typically when one thinks of chainmail one thinks of Europe and the Middle Ages. In fact, chainmail has been used all over the world by many cultures and dates to ancient times, including civilizations such as the Ancient Celts (who possibly invented mail), Ancient Rome,Medieval Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. Chainmail was even used by warriors in remote areas well into the 19th and early 20th century. Today chainmail is still in use, used by butchers and meatpackers to protect from accidental cuts, used in stab resistant vests employed by law enforcement, and even used by divers to protect against shark bites.
There are many reasons why chainmail is looked down upon by modern peoples uneducated on the effectiveness of ancient or medieval armor. Contributors include movies and video games. One common source which I feel contributes the most to the chainmail myth is modern “historical testing” of chainmail armor, often on TV shows such as on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, or the many Youtube videos on the subject. Typically what occurs in this testing is that a so called historian or expert will test a piece of replica chainmail against replica weapons. To the amazement of the viewer, the mail is sliced to smithereens with a sword, skewered like a kabob with spears, and pierced to death with arrows. To the uneducated viewer, it would seem that chainmail was a completely useless type of armor, and even the most reputable of sources makes similar claims, that chainmail was deficient and was not effective for protection. I can think of no better example than this clip from a History Channel show, the testing of which begins around 2:50.
There is a problem with the idea that chainmail was ineffective, and even basic reasoning and logic should expose that problem. After all, if chainmail was so ineffective, why did anyone bother to wear it into combat? Why did knights, nobles, and soldiers spend fortunes on chainmail when it was almost useless? Why would cultures across the world spanning thousands of years bother using it if it didn’t do its job of offering bodily protection?
The truth of the matter is that in reality, chainmail was exceedingly effective for its purpose, and in the cultures that it was used, in the time periods it was used, it was often among the best if not the very best option available. A warrior who went into battle wearing mail had a much greater advantage over opponents with lesser armor or no armor at all. So why do these “historical tests” often show it as being ineffective? First, it must be known that there are two basic types of historical chainmail, butted and riveted. There is a third type, welded mail, but this is mostly a modern creation that wasn’t used in history. Butted chainmail is a constructed out of wire bent into rings with the ends touching. The wire ends are abutting hence the name “butted” mail. There’s nothing fastening the two ends together, thus butted mail tends to be very weak and easy to damage.
The other common type is riveted chainmail. Riveted mail consists of metal rings that are fastened together with a metal pin or rivet. As a result, riveted mail is much stronger than butted mail, in fact it’s typically 10 to 15 times stronger. Generally speaking riveted mail also tends to have a denser weave using better quality materials.
Butted chainmail really only has one purpose; as costume armor. It is not meant to be used as real protective armor, and there are only a few examples throughout history of butted mail being used in combat. Soldiers, knights, and warriors throughout history almost always used riveted mail due to its strength. I cannot stress this point enough, butted mail is not real armor. It is cheap costume armor produced for collecting, LARPing, cosplay, trick or treating, or perhaps ceremonial purposes. It is not made to protect someone in combat. I should also note that in combat a suit of mail was typically not worn alone, but often worn with a padded jacket such as a gambeson. This not only added extra protection, but prevented chaffing and discomfort.
So in historical tests performed on TV or Youtube, what type of armor is most typically used? Well, whether its ignorance or because the producer bought a cheap piece of armor in order to save a few bucks, more likely than not butted mail will be used. Thus why such experiments often have terrible results.
Unfortunately there are few tests using actual chainmail armor with riveted links. However those few that do exist have a totally different story to tell and show just how effective chainmail really is.
In this video a person actually wears a suit of riveted mail while his friend stabs him with a knife.
I would suggest checking out some youtube channels such as skallagrim, the metatron, scholagladiatora, ThegnThrand, knyghterrynt, and shadiversity. They do a good job dispelling the many myths about ancient and medieval weapons and armor, as well as giving loads of quality historical information.
This is Pearl, a super crazyass yorkie who gets everyone’s
love after 20 seconds spent with her. She’s gonna bark at you, she’s gonna make
a ugly face and try to grab your hand, which will get you to think she dislikes
you, but that’s actually a smile and once she gets to your hand she’s gonna
lick everything and keep asking for your attention, & she keeps doing that, but with the running around replaced by a sad cry trying to get you closer. She’s 2 years old and has been with
me for one year now. I may sound like a crazy person wanting help for a dog
which people would pay a lot of money to get, but that’s not my case. I’m
completely against buying pets, just so you know. Her previous owner is the one
who got her and gave Pearl to me as she was about to move from where she lived
and wasn’t able to take care of Pearl. My previous dog had died of old age a
year before that and she knew I was missing company & would take good care
of her dog, that’s why she gave Pearl to me. I know, this isn’t about me, but I just
wanted to explain that I’m not a rich person with an “expensive” dog. I’m not.
I’m just someone who was there when she needed, and I also needed her.
She was SUPER active. Like, really, SUPER. Jumping from here
to there, running around like crazy, etc. Until one day I woke up and she
wouldn’t put one of her paws on the ground. I got her to the vet for a consult
and she explained to me everything and I’m gonna try to explain to you even
though I’m not an expert:
She has patellar/kneecap dislocation on one of her back
legs, which means her “kneecap is dislocated normal anatomic position in the
groove of the thigh bone (femur). When the kneecap is dislocated from the
groove of the thigh bone, it can only be returned to its normal position once
the quadriceps muscles in the hind legs of the animal relax and lengthen. It is
for this reason that most dogs with the condition will hold up their hind legs
for a few minutes.”
But there are degrees of complications. At 1 the dog puts it
in place on its own by stretching the leg, most people don’t even notice that,
I guess I didn’t. With the “persistence of the condition, as well as the amount
of degenerative arthritis that is involved. Typically, a dog with a dislocated
kneecap will exhibit prolonged abnormal hindlimb movement, occasional skipping
or hindlimb lameness, and sudden lameness.” The vet said this is actually kind
of normal between small races, like Pearl.
The vet wasn’t able to put it in place (manually), it kept
sliding/dislocating. Meaning: she’ll need surgery, which is going to open up
space so the bones fit in place and don’t dislocate anymore - explained in my
words, which are easier to understand, believe me.
I already “paid” (creditcard which I have no idea how I’m
gonna pay) for the consult and the x-rays, which confirmed she’s gonna need
surgery, but I don’t have conditions to pay for it all. The surgery itself
costs at least R$5000,00 (about $1600) + postoperative care. I’m still
researching about prices but that’s the least expensive I was able to find for
now, and still gotta check every places’ backgrounds to see if they’re reliable.
I’m completely devastated seeing little Pearl like this. She
was this super happy and crazy dog and now she’s just… there. I want to help
her, I need to help her, but I can’t… not alone. I’m currently unemployed, not
because I want to, but because it’s really hard to get a job around here.
vet just said she shouldn’t move that leg and for me to try to make her not to,as movement equals more conflict. But she didn’t say how, that’s all on me. On
the pic you can see my attempt to make it still with a piece of cloth wrapped
around her knee, not very effective so I’m accepting ideas.
I can’t seem to get a paypal button to work on a tumblr post, so I added to my tumblr HERE(under my description),if you can please go there and contribute, I’d really really really REALLY appreciate it.
If you can’t donate throgh that page, you can also transfer using my e-mail, which is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone can give something, even if it’s just $1 or $0.50, it will help. If you can’t, PLEASE reblog. It’ll mean the world to me and Pearl. Please, please, PLEASE help.
Thanks for your attention. Hope I come with good news soon. :(
(2017/07/16) $88.2 (R$280BRL) +
£ 10GBP (somewhat R$40BRL) + R$10 BRL, totalizing R$330BRL. I’m very thankful for all of your help, srsly <3 it pains me to have to ask for something like this, but it was the only way & place I could think of. I’m still far from what Pearl needs, but I’m positive I’ll get it. Her previous owner is trying to get help from her friends as well and for know was able to give R$100BRL, as this caught everyone by surprise. We’re doing this together, and now with y’all too ♥ Thank you ♥
(2017/07/24) got $55USD (R$173BRL) since last update. please help guys :( she needs to get this surgery as soon as possible! thank u for everything ♥
(2017/07/28) for anyone who’s wondering, she’s now on pain & anti-inflammatory meds and still w/ her leg immobilized so it won’t collide and irritate again. all is just preventing her to not feel any pain, she’s still gonna need surgery to put her patella in place and stay there. :<
(2017/08/21) guys, she needs to get this surgery as soon as possible. her leg is still paralized, which is also a problem as she should be moving it, just like people.I got $300 up to now, there’s still $1300 to go and I’m really desperate! It’s a lot of money and a lot of time has passed, I don’t know what to do! PLEASE REBLOG AND HELP! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEAAAAAAASE!
(2017/08/30) since last update got 600BRL (189USD) from a ‘gig’ + 139USD (439BRL) from donations, totalizing 328USD! there’s still 972USD to go, tho. i’m very thankful for all your help! i’m trying to get a loan so pearl gets her surgery as soon as possible & still continue w/ the donations (as i wouldn’t be able to pay the loan by myself). guys, seriously, thank u! up to now i got 628USD, that’s a lot of money, so THANK you. i know i keep saying this, but i don’t know what else to say. SO THANK U.
Welcome to the future! New XKit 7.8.0 is a comprehensive update of our base extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari with a bunch of improvements. New XKit is now fully a WebExtension on both Firefox and Chrome, which allows us to share the browser support code between both platforms. Most importantly, this means that your XKit will continue working on Firefox Quantum.
New XKit 7.8.0 should be automatically downloaded for you through your browser’s normal update process.
The exploits that have occurred in Day-Lewis’ eternal quest to remain in character are legendary: he broke his own ribs for My Left Foot, fought random strangers in Rome for Gangs Of New York, and learned to speak Czech for The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, just so he could speak with a Czech accent. Just to reiterate that: The man learned an entire language, just so he could then perform his lines in an entirely different language, but with just a touch of an accent. That’s fucking bonkers, no matter how you feel about art and cinema and wacky mustaches.
It’s all well and good for Day-Lewis; it’s fun to have a really nutty actor out there to win Oscars for us and maybe make some nice shoes while he’s at it. But now other actors have picked up that the best way to be truly great is to torture yourself. That’s why Jared Leto starved himself to win an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, and mailed used condoms to his co-stars to prepare for the role of the Joker. That’s why Adrien Brody dumped his girlfriend and ditched his life to be in The Pianist. It’s why Jamie Dornan followed a random woman to get in the head of a serial killer for The Fall. If you replaced the second half of most of the sentences in this paragraph with “and then began a police standoff that lasted three days,” it would fit just as well.
It’s all the same path that made Dustin Hoffman stay up for days (supposedly) to look exhausted in Marathon Man, even though he got thrown shade from Laurence fucking Olivier to JUST ACT. Acting is becoming a war of escalation over what an actor is willing to do in real life, instead of, you know, while acting.
you know, the worst thing is that sana truly thinks she’s sparing her friends here, not exposing vilde and eva, not using noora’s e-mail. she thinks she’s doing that, taking sara down only, and not her friends. she doesn’t know the extent of the damage this will cause, and how this will affect isak (and potentially even), and when she realizes that, it’ll be too late to go back
On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.
Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. We’d like to set a new record: over a million pieces in a day, telling our Predator-In-Chief just how we feel about him.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.
Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump
Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
Then, on March 15th, mail your postcard to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
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Firefox version 57 (currently on Nightly) removes support for “legacy extensions”, which includes Addon SDK extensions like New XKit. New XKit 7.7.7 is still technically a legacy extension, but it uses what’s called an “embedded WebExtension” to migrate your stored settings to the new version. That means that when we release New XKit 7.8.0, which will be a non-legacy WebExtension, all of your data will still be there.
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Prompt: Hi! I’m really loving your stories so far:) I was hoping maybe you could do one where during an interview, Bill admits that he has a crush in the reader? I would be super happy if you did💚
You hummed as you scrolled through the tv channels looking for something to watch. You were bored out of your mind since it was your day off but none of your friends were able to come over.
Well you had texted your friend Bill and he told you he had an interview today but he SHOULD be able to stop by real quick around noon. It was noon but it looked like he wasn’t going to show up.
You finally put it on Nickelodeon and quickly sat up noticing Spongebob was playing. The old one too, Tea at Her Tree Dome. (Don’t judge I’m still in high school but I remember every Spongebob episode! I love the old ones more like Tea in her Tree Dome, Pizza Delivery, Survival of the Idiotics, etc. If Spongebob is on I’ll watch it. Doesn’t matter who has the remote I’ll fight for the remote! XD!)
You heard a loud knock on your door and in a split second you were off the couch and at the door. You swung open the door and squealed when you saw it was your friend Bill.
“Billy!” You squealed nearly tackling him.
“Hey (Nickname).” He chuckled patting your head.
“Thank GOD your here! I was bored out of my freaken mind without you. But I found Spongebob so I’m all good now!” You giggled.
Bill smiled his cheeks turning a light pink from your compliments. He couldn’t help but notice also that you were wearing a black tank top that showed more than enough cleavage and your Lilo and Stitch lounge shorts that had Stitch on the front and Ohana written on the back.
Not to mention your innocent and crazy personality where once second you’d be happy as a bee and then the next you’ll turn into Satan himself with a fiery rage if anyone pissed you off.
“I uh…I just wanted to come by for a few minutes.” You said.
“Well then come on in and let the party begin!” You said stepping out of his way.
(I’m sorry I’m a Nickelodeon Nerd B 3 !)
Bill grinned and stepped in and you closed your door before plopping dowjmon the couch next to him. When he looked at the tv Patrick screamed, “WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?!?!?”
He chuckled and looked at you grinning, especially at your adorable giggles. Suddenly his smile turned into a tense, straight line and he pursed his lips in thought.
He started to bounce his leg nervously and you finally ripped your eyes away from the tv. You looked towards his bouncing leg before looking towards his nervous expression.
“Is something wrong?” You asked tilting your head cutely.
“Uh…(Name)? Um, may I ask you…something.” Bill said fidgeting.
“Sure. What is it?” You asked eagerly.
Bill looked towards you and you smiled which only made him stutter and fidget worse. He glanced towards the clock and bolted up from the couch startling you.
“I’m sorry I need to go. I-I’ll see you later!” With that Bill rushed off and you sat there dumbfounded for a few seconds but didn’t say anything.
“Oooo Kay then.” You turned back towards the tv and your smile came back on when you saw Patchy the Pirate on the tv.
A couple days later you hadn’t heard much from Bill since he failed to ask you the question. You had texted him but he never replied back so you figured he was just busy with interviews and other work-related stuff.
That is until you got a message from one of your friends, Shelby, sent you a link and put under it WATCH IT NOW!!!. You didn’t ask but tapped on the link anyways and it brought you to a video of Bill being interviewed for his role as Pennywise.
Which was basically the interview he had to go to when he tried to ask you a question. You decided to watch it and hummed as you laid on your bed with your feet in the air like a school girl.
You tapped on it and idly kicked your legs well listening to it giggling occasionally on how Bill was nervously fidgeting. He had a habit of doing it.
“So, do you have any girlfriends?” The male interviewer asked.
“Girlfriends? No. I uh, I do have a crush on a certain person.” Bill said biting his lip.
“Oh and whose this person?” He asked.
“Uh. My friend (Name).” You couldn’t help but gasp and feel your cheeks heat up.
“She is the most sweetest, kindest, and beautiful young woman I’ve ever seen. Heh, but ah, she’s a bit innocent so it just makes it hard to tell her cuz, which I tried to do this morning but…she’s just…god I just…I can’t get over her.” Bill gushed.
“Do you think she might be watching this video now?” The interviewer asked.
“I uh…I really hope not.” Bill chuckled nervously.
“Alright, uh, moving on fans have been-”
You had to stop the video and replay that part over again. Bill was in love with you? You were in love with him but you knew…well thought you weren’t his type. Your heart was beating so fast you couldn’t help but fangirl and grab one of your teddy bears pulling it to your chest as you rolled around, screamed, clapped, kicked your legs, cried, and squealed like a retarded seal.
You were rather surprised you hadn’t heard anything from your neighbors thinking you were dying or something like that. But then a thought crossed your mind. How could you tell Bill?
Or could you perhaps convince him to tell you?
You hummed in thought looking down at your stuffed teddy bear.
A few days later you heard a knock on your door and you calmly walked over to the door and opened it to see it was Bill. In his hand was a stuffed bear.
“Hey uh…for some reason Shelby told me you seemed to be sad for some reason…and for me to get you a teddy bear.” The man explained making the adorable giant teddy bear in his hand wave to you.
You had a painted on frown of sadness, even when you took the bear from him and held it to your chest.
“Thank you.” You muttered softly.
“What’s wrong?” Bill asked noticing your sad demeanor.
You were wearing a cold shoulder shirt and sweatpants which was no your usual clothing. Just to not even nearly tackle him or make a cartoon reference was so unlike you.
You seemed so sad.
You were very rarely sad, especially at this depressing low.
Bill closed the door and walked over to where you were sitting in the living room sitting criss crossed on the lap nuzzling the back of your bears head.
“Hey, what’s wrong?” Bill asked sitting next to you.
“I tried to send a message to my crush but he…rejected me.”
Tears slipped down from your eyes and Bill frowned and gently touched your shoulder, “Who would reject you?”
“His name is Billy. You wouldn’t know him.” You said your voice watery.
“Well, this Billy is out of his mind for rejecting such a sweet and cute girl like you.”
You looked at him confused your eyes sparkling, “You think I’m cute?”
“I am not.” You denied shaking your head.
“Yes you are, you are the most beautiful, kindest, girl ever and he missed out on a one and only opportunity.” Bill said.
“You really think that?” You muttered.
“I know so.”
You turned back and sniffed before turning back to him in a flash smiling and happy, “So you love me?”
Bill blinked confused until he realized he had just been duped by you his face turned a bright red as he realized he just basically poured his heart out to you. You chuckled and wiped the fake tears off your face.
“You…you jerk.” He teased pushing your shoulder.
“Did I do good?”
“There’s a possibility you can get an acting job.” Bill chuckled.
“But seriously do you really love me?”
“You saw the video didn’t you?” Bill chuckled rubbing the back of his neck.
“Yep. Shelby sent it to me. Thanx for the bribe by the way.” You chuckled squeezing your new bear.
“Don’t you already have like a hundred?” The man sighed.
“60. And I actually like you back too.” You said blushing.
“So uh… do you wanna?”
You silenced Bill with a gentle kiss on his lips.
“Your so awkward it’s cute! Now shut up! Spongebob and Patrick are about to fight over whose Dirty Dan!”
Once again…Bill loved your craziness.
Ending Notes: So I’m almost 16 but I still watch Spongebob. It’s just so nostalgic to me since I used to watch it with my brothers all the time. If my siblings had the remote I used to black mail or call my parents to tell them to give me the remote.
The youngest gets the most power XD!
Also why doesn’t Spongebob have Patchy the Pirate anymore??? I LOVE his episodes like Shangied, The Christmas Special, and the House Party one—oh my god I love the house party the most :3! Okay enough about Spongebob enjoy life and watch Spongebob. Or don’t. It’s your life. Thanx for reading!
Hi are you making a part two? For Working for Roman Roman. 😊
billsgirls23 said: Hey, love your works! Can you do an imagine for me? So one night Bill come home stressed out. His british girlfriend (Orchi) tries to talk to him but he snaps. When she tries to tell him she’s pregnant he tells Orchi to get out and never cone back. 5 years later Bill goes to the park with Alex and Gustaf, when he bumps into Orchi and their 5 year old daughter Rosalia. And then you can end it however you’d like.
Maybe a Bill Skarsgård x reader mermaid AU where the reader saves Bill from drowning but swims away quickly because she’s scared even though she’s always admired him from afar but her family doesn’t like humans until there’s a really bad storm and she gets washed up on shore cos her tail gets caught in some stray nets and Bill patches her up and fluff fluff but they face the dilemma of how they are going to keep the relationship since one on land and other is in the sea. Thank you! Ily *hides*