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Day 16: Favorite Camp councilor

Milla ❤️ she’s such a sweetheart. I’m sure she took time and care to know each of the children. I’d like to color this but damn there are a lot of kids in this game. Just when I thought I had all the girls I realized I missed some.

What are they talking about? Boys? Monster trucks? The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

stuartdakin  asked:

honestly talk dirty to me about dirks "lecturing voice". where else does he use it? is it ever aimed at todd? do people take him seriously or burst out laughing?

A lot of people assume that Dirk Gently is lecturing when in reality it’s just the combination of his height, accent and general enthusiasm for whatever he’s talking about at the time (the history of the East India Trading Company, the relative merits of British versus American punk music, the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, the universe needs you to know this right now Todd, what do you mean it’s 3am Todd?).

But imagine a college!au where Todd decides that he’s had enough of being a bellhop and wants to go back to school, slinks into his very first Introduction to Philosophy class (he needed an elective and all the other music-based ones either clashed or were already full) expecting that he’s going to spend the next ten weeks being droned at by some pompous old geezer who smells of mothballs and was probably born during the French Revolution or something.

Todd was woefully unprepared for Professor Gently, with his leather jackets and tweed pants and artfully dishevelled hair and absolutely beaming grin, like there’s nowhere else he’d rather be at 9am on a Monday morning.

Todd skips his usual spot in the back row and sidles further towards the front, hoping to remain inconspicuous and failing miserably. Halfway through the first hour, Professor Gently absent-mindedly adjusts his glasses and Todd accidentally snaps his pencil in half. He’s taking notes but they’re all some incomprehensible variation of this asshole, I can’t believe this, I don’t even like philosophy.

Todd runs into Professor Gently in the library a few days later and pretends to be doing research for their first assignment (he’d feel worse about lying if the man didn’t look so damn thrilled to hear that a student was actually enthusiastic about the subject material). They end up getting coffee (“please, call me Dirk”) and Todd asks how he managed to get a lecturing job at his age. Dirk looks vaguely panicky and waves a hand, says something about the American government and the universe and how this is where he’s meant to be for now. It doesn’t make sense to Todd but then Dirk’s adjusting his glasses again and Todd figures that an (attractive) thirty-something professor is probably allowed to be a bit eccentric. It’s probably one of the job requirements or something.

By the third week, Todd has developed something of a thing for Dirk’s lecturing voice. By the fifth week, they’re getting lunch most days. By the eighth week, Todd calls Dirk “Professor” outside of class just to watch his face blush pink.

During the last week of class, Todd doubles back after forgetting his water bottle and accidentally overhears two softly-spoken well-dressed men telling Dirk that he needs to come back in for debriefing, that the military isn’t willing to fund any more of his research, and that a Seattle university isn’t a suitable place for someone like him. Todd’s tempted to leave and pretend he never heard anything, he’s not entirely sure but it looks like the two strangers are armed underneath their expensive-looking suits, except that Dirk’s sounding more upset than Todd’s ever heard him (he’s pushed his glasses up and his eyes are looking suspiciously wet) and Todd’s nothing if not a small ball of protective rage and poor life choices.

Later, Dirk jokes that Todd has definitely earned that extra credit.

anonymous asked:

Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right? Am I right?

For me to maintain air-speed velocity, I need to beat my meat forty-three times every second. 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail inspired rp starters (part 2/2)
Feel free to change pronouns !

  • ‘‘He killed my auntie!’‘
  • ‘‘This is supposed to be a happy occasion!‘‘
  • ‘‘ Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who.‘‘
  • “Is there anywhere in this town where we could buy a shrubbery?”
  • “I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.”
  • “You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest… with… a herring!”
  • “By what name are you known?”
  • “The entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived!”
  • “What an eccentric performance.”
  • “That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on.”
  • “What if you get a question wrong?”
  • “What is your favorite color?”
  • “What is the capital of Assyria?”
  • “What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
  • “How dare you profane this place with your presence!?”
  • “I burst my pimples at you and call your daughter an unrequested silly thing.”
  • “Walk away.  Just ignore them.”
  • “We shall attack at once!”

I like to imagine that Jim had played Monty Python and The Holy Grail for Spock one night just to see how he’d react.

“Jim, it is illogical to determine if she practices in the occult simply by a comparison of densities.”

“I do not believe it is historically accurate that the knights of Camelot performed musical numbers.”

“I do not understand the particular obsession of that extremity. It has appeared numerous times in the animated sequences.”

“To utilize livestock in such a way is absurd.”

“Rabbits are not known to be carnivorous, Jim.”

“The average cruising air-speed velocity of an unladen European Swallow has been estimated to be 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour. To have no knowledge of that when providing the questions is quite baffling. Especially since I found that particular question to be more intellectually challenging than those of their names and personal preference to color.”

“I must admit I am perplexed by the intervention of the modern authorities. Actually, I am quite perplexed by the entirety of the film.”

The stuff I think about…

More Asks!

Send me Numbers or Categories!


1. What do you like best about yourself?
2. Pretend you create a band, what’s your role and what’s the name of the band?
3. List 7 things that cheer you up.
4. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
5. Define yourself without using adjectives.
6. What do you do in your free time?


7. Describe your “type”
8. How long has it been since you dated someone?
9. Do you have a crazy ex?
10. Tell us all about your current crush.  What are you doing to woo them?
11. What’s a good piece of dating advice you think everyone should know?
12. Would you date someone you met online?


13. Are you a people person?
14. How do you start a conversation with a stranger?
15. Who is your favorite person that you don’t personally know?
16. Pretend you’re stranded with three other people; who would you want them to be?
17. What’s your favorite thing about humanity?
18. Who are some other great people on tumblr?  Tag them and explain why.


19. Where did you grow up?
20. Tell us about your first friend.
21. Who was your favorite teacher in school?
22. If you could go back and change one thing from your past, what would it be?
23. Describe a happy memory from your past.
24. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?


25. Where would you live if you could live anywhere and why?
26. What invention would you like to have in the future?
27. Are you optimistic about what’s in your future?
28. What do you want to be when you’re older?
29. List 5 things you want in your future.  
30. Skip ahead 10 years, what is your best friend up to?


31. What’s your favorite food?
32. How’s your cooking skill?
33. Do you prefer making your own meals or eating out?
34. What are some of the best things you can cook/bake?
35. Which food/s do you have strong memories attached to?
36. What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten?


37. Describe your style.
38. What would you like to change about your style?
39. Tell us a short story about someone with a very unique style.
40. How have you decorated your house/room?
41. Who do you know that has a great aesthetic?
42. In your mind, what’s the worst style / style mistake?


43. Look to your left and describe something you see without telling us what it is.
44. What does the last text you sent say?
45. Who gave you the best present you ever received?
46. What are three of your most prized possessions?
47. Grab a book nearby and tell us the name, author, and why you have it.
48. What do you spend your money on besides necessities?


49. What are you thinking about a lot lately?  
50. Which life question do you most want the answer to?
51. What do other people think about?
52. What story do you want to hear/watch/read from another character’s point of view?
53. Do you think dreams have meaning?
54. Do you ask enough questions, or do you settle for what you know?

Famous Questions:

55. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
56. Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?
57. Who’s on first?
58. What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
59. Why is the rum gone?
60. You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?  Well, do ya, punk?


The portfolio shows final resolution of project outcome in response to the 3 tipping point. (Wind, Pollution and Healthcare architecture). With further help from thesis research, I am able to devise a feasible architecture design using physic theories, stack ventilation, buoyant force and cross ventilation.

The Pressure Garden consists of 3 different Elements, The Tower, Road Strips and Follies, with an addition design of a turbulent wharf.


The Pollutant Tower serves as a beacon of the quality of air pollution. It sucks in air from the higher point and the air is filtered inside the tower. Thin slice of blade is covered around the Tower. The blade serves as design tools to design the building. By the selection of its context and environment, the tower utilises the environment to sculpts and shape the building. During high velocity wind, air turbulence around the tower will allowed the thin blade to sculpts around it. As time pass, the tower is sculpts different shape. Filtered polutants deposited in the tower is reuse in the form of concrete to rebuild the cutaway building, thus changing the shape of the tower.  The “Pollutant Tower” symbolise the level pollutions in the air, by turning pollution into something tangible that is able to see and touch, creating awarnes to the populace.


Piezzo pressure plates is installed on the road strips to collect air pressure when is drive pass by a car. Air pumped is distributed into the folly for air ventilation.


Wind turbulence can be used to clean interior medical space instead of using mechanical ventilation, but due to wind not available in all times, a new typology of healthcare building has been introduced. Instead of design a whole healthcare building, I have introduced the healthcare in the form a folly. These follies are placed strategically around the Pressure Garden, facing prominent wind force (south west). The follies will served as an air purifier that cleans the surrounding air at the same time a convenient medical hub for the community. In conjunction with my design Thesis report, I have a came up with the feasibility design to turn all building enclosure, walls, ceiling and floors into “vessels” that carries air into each designated medical space during the event of low velocity wind. Each interior of the room is design to maximise turbulence effect to clean each medical room. The design sculpture in the room is derived from using flow design to understand how the flow respective negative pressurise and positive pressurise room. The hierarchy of spaces is place base from the dirtiest room located at the lower level of the folly to the highest level which is the cleanest room.


The project focuses on time base drawings, which shows before, during and after high wind situation. Each drawings show 3 different medical spaces in the folly, and a relationship between the interior and exterior spaces in the Pressure Garden.


General Practitioners Room (GP Room),is the primary place where ambulatory care is given. This room is the dirtiest room because it is widely visited by sick patient is the most contaminated room with airborne pollution, therefore the GP room is located at the lower level.

GP Room - Before

GP Room -During

GP Room - After 


The Operating Theater is a clean room and is positive pressurise. Positive pressurise room is when intake air is more than return air. At a higher level more wind is able to enter the room.

OP Room - Before

OP Room - During

OP Room - After


Isolation Room utilizes negative pressure to prevent any airborne infection in the room from escaping. Negative pressure occurs when return air is more than supply air. At the highest level, stack effect helps air in the room to rise and remove out from the room.

IR Room - Before

IR Room - During

IR Room - After



GIF images showing pollution collected on the garden strip, and over time more dust is collected which eventually covered the whole garden. Iron fillings is used in the stop images and magnetic strips is placed on the garden.

Alright, well nobody wants to play with me, and I’m effectively medicated to holy hell and it’s 11pm. Baby coma time. I’d wish you goodnight but I’m pretty sure nobody reads these things anyway. So I’ll leave you with a fact that only my most loyal followers will ever know: In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second.

anonymous asked:

tiredofhardtack // Truth: What is the air speed velocity of an unladen sparrow?

Send my muse “Truth” and ask them a question they have to answer honestly! If my muse doesn’t want to answer- they have to take off a piece of clothing. || @tiredofhardtack || Accepting


“What do you mean, an African or European Swallow?” Vianca asked before pondering the question a moment longer. “But if you sincerely want a mathematical answer I would suggest the following. To begin with, I needed basic kinematic data on African and European swallow species.Although 47 of the 74 worldwide swallow species are found in Africa, only two species are named after the continent: the West African Swallow (Hirundo domicella) and the South African Swallow (Hirundo spilodera), also known as the South African Cave Swallow.Since the range of the South African Swallow extends only as far north as Zaire, I felt fairly confident that this was the non-migratory African species referred to in previous discussions of the comparative and cooperative weight-bearing capabilities of African and European swallows.”

“The average adult European swallow has a wing length of 12.2 cm and a body mass of 20.3 grams. Because wing beat frequency and wing amplitude both scale with body mass, and flight kinematic data is available for at least 22 other bird species, it should be possible to estimate the frequency (f ) and amplitude (A) of the European Swallow by a comparison with similar species. With those two numbers, it will be possible to estimate airspeed (U). By comparing the European Swallow with bird species of similar body mass, we can estimate that the swallow beats its wings 18 times a second with an amplitude of 18 cm. If we ignore body mass and look only at bird species with a similar wingspan, we can estimate an average frequency of 14 beats per second and an amplitude of 23 cm. By averaging all  values, we can estimate that an average European Swallow flies at cruising speed with a frequency of roughly 15 beats per second, and an amplitude of roughly 22 cm. If you were more diligent about your mathematics perhaps you could have figured that out, Ellis.”

random-nexus  asked:

You'll answer anything? Okay, this should sound vaguely familiar, but give it a whirl... What is your quest? (aka - what adventure would you choose, if you could?) ~ What is your favorite color? (take that as literally or existentially as you like) ~ What is the air velocity of an unladen swallow? (if you could suddenly fly, what would you do with it after you flew around and giggled for a while?)

You’d think that my adventure of choice would be fixing Middle Earth after how long I’ve been writing OhSofA. But really, I want the chance to tear open the world and find the secrets inside, learn to control them, learn to use them, and learn to make the world a better place. I want to rip at the seams of the universe until I can see the magic holding it all together, and I want to rise again in glorious might to shock the world. 

My favorite color, right now at least, is purple. the regality, and bc its the center of a bisexual flag. 

And if I could fly, after I convinced myself it was working consistently, I’d go to some crappy highschool football game and fly over the field so people got videos of it and everyone called it a trick, and then I’d show up in another, more respectable place, and repeat, and then again and again until it became known as a thing. I would then offer to fly rich people around for large piles of money, which I would give to my brother to run non-profit groups dedicated to better political candidates and paying bail for non violent offenders. And I’d also set up to dramatically fly recently outed teens away from their families while rainbow confetti exploded around us. 

This week so far in home school:

Calculated the air speed velocity of an unladen European swallow (it was in the math book. They didn’t include the unladen part tho). Watched clips of Monty Python movie for reference.

Calculated the total length of scarves knitted by some chick named Jenny; used photo of 4th Doctor’s scarf as visual aid.

Read about the Oregon Trail and how illness was the main threat to the pioneers on it, watched an old concert clip of The Spine as A/V support.

Took walk to 7-11 for daily PE, bought candy. Not sure it’s working.

When offered the fill in the blank question: “Burned to heat homes and produce electricity, ______ fuels are formed from decayed organisms in Earth,” Mixie suggested, “Corpse?”

Currently in the process of trying to convey the content of a novel in a book report compiled on pieces of a craft foam sandwich. Have only made it to the lettuce so far.

dracoskier  asked:

So what is the air speed velocity of a swallow

Well I know that it needs to flap its wings 43 times per second to maintain airspeed velocity but that’s carrying a coconut I believe. Why do you ask?