villanis

anonymous asked:

@homestuck kin You're not alone. I'm kin in a work where transgender has litterally been a trait of 'depraved villany' and just a 'sex thing'. I'm trans. Suggestion, though? Make fixit works. My brother and I have ideas for web serie for that and another we have kintype in which does queercoding out the nose and gay tradegy porn. Even if it's only meta, make your fanfic, etc, super accepting. Maybe someone ends up paralysed, someone discovers they're kin etc.

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Lord Laurence Earl Ferrers lying in his coffin at the Surgeon’s Hall after being hanged for the murder of Mr. Johnson, his Stewart. [x]

> From: William Jackson - The new and complete Newgate calendar; or, villany displayed in all its branches. Containing narratives of the various executions and other exemplary punishments in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, from the year 1700 to the present time (1795).

vékony, izmos férfi, tetkókkal tele. amikor megismertem három éve, nem nagyon volt olyan találkozásunk, h ne lett volna vmi ótvar bioszartól betépve, pedig már akkor is volt 3 saját, meg kettő örökölt gyereke. azt sem tudom, kinek a hangját hallotta meg, és pontosan mikor, de lett szépen munkája, közössége, hite magában, bennünk. ügyes ember egyébként, a közösségi ház udvarán azokon a raklapbútorokon ülünk ma este, amiket az ő vezetésével faringáltunk pár hete. nem néz ránk, meg a hangja is remeg. nem tudom, ki helyett szégyellem magam. ő csak azt kéri, beszéljünk őszintén. ötödikére van kiírva az asszonya a következővel. villany nélküli lakásba nem jöhetnek haza, 2-3 héten belül költözni kell, de hova és hogy? mi van, ha előbb születik? mi van, ha akkor? az is válasz, ha nincs válasz, de ebbe ő most már belefáradt. persze mi is. nehéz, hosszú mondatok jönnek, kérdések, amikre nem tudunk mást mondani, mint hogy nem tudom, gyurka. csókot dobok neki, ahogy lehajtott fejjel hazaindul. pár órával később rámír, h köszöni, jó volt azért beszélni. nem tudom, mit mondjak erre, hazáig rágom, mit mondhatnék még, mindenben igaza van, ahogy nekünk is mindenben igazunk van. és pont annyi dilemmája van az egész történet igazság- és jótartalmával, amennyi nekünk. vmit mégis írok arról, mennyire sokszereplős ez a történet, mennyire emberek csinálják, mennyire sok a hibázási lehetőség, mennyire politika és mennyire nehéz ez mindenkinek. kicsit bátortalanul írom le, h október elején majd csak röhögünk ezeken a kínos pillanatokon az új konyhájában kávézgatva. de a durva az, h én tényleg hiszek ebben. h majd röhögünk tényleg, együtt.

12 óra

Apám 68 éves, nyugdíjas, és hogy ne csak otthon üljön anyámmal, meg persze a nyugdíjuk sem észveszejtően túl sok, a társasházukban, ahol laknak, gondnokként dolgozik. Villany-, víz-, gázórát olvas le százvalamennyi lakásban, égőt cserél a folyosókon, beengedi azokat, akik kizárták magukat, intézi a liftszerelést, garázsajtó szerelést, a beázásokat (kitől áznak, ki fizeti a szerelést), a ház által fizetendő közös dolgokat. Gondnok. Nem szed közös költséget, nem dönt semmiben.
Hétfőn délután kettőkor az egyik lakó apósa a ház előtt az utcán úgy szarrá verte, hogy a mentő vitte be. 2 bordája törött, a lába vérzett, magától nem bírt felkelni. Feljeletette a pasast, a rendőrség bevitte, majd 12 óra után kiengedte. A térfigyelő kamera nem vette fel azt az utcarészt, rajta kívül más tanu nincs.
Ma délben a röntgen szerint összeomlott a tüdeje, ma ötkor műtik.
Két éve, mikor egy égőcserekor áramütést kapott, és a szilánkosra tört vállát akarták összerakni, az altatáskor leállt minden életfunkciója, úgyhogy egy csöppet mindenki ráparázott erre a műtétre is.
De ezzel a verés átlépi a nyolc napon gyógyuló kategóriát, ami persze jogi szempontból bűntethetővé teheti az elkövetőt, de persze ettől nem lesz vidámabb senki sem…

About a new game and the XY anime.

-I expect a new game to be relased btween next week (at Worlds in Boston) and 15th September. It would be for nlate this year or Spring 2016 (I don’t expect it in January or February 2016).

-I expect the new series to change its subtitutle soon after Act IV (it could be even be the next week after Act IV). “Pocket Monsters XY “ABC”).

-However, I don’t expect Gen VII nor I expect an entirely new series.

Also:

I expect a lot of focus on Mega Evolutions. I aslo expect Ash (and Serena?) getting a Mega Ring.

I expect a villanious plot. 

I am actually worried (specially for its effect of the forums) ithat someone of the companions of the XY series leave the main cast. I ‘m specially worried of Clemont and Bonnie (even more for Clemont) situation.

If somehow Clemont and/or Bonnie don’t stay with the group, then… I expect as a companion (and some of them are really surprising).

1) Alan (WTF?). And if Alan enters the cast, Manon is probably entering the cast with him.

2) No one. Only Ash and Serena. (this would have HUGE implications on Amour and also it’s telling). 

2B) Ash, Serena and a adult (Alexa/Pansy?). In practice, the only real companions would be Ash and Serena.

3) Dawn/Hikari (what?). (Probably I love Dawn and all, but I have a reason to include it. Also has shipping undertones).

4) Cilan (what??????).

Probably I have to explain why. 

The execution of Miss Mary Blandy, for the murder of her father, near Oxford on 6th April 1752, with the Rev. Swinton in attendance..

> From: William Jackson - The new and complete Newgate calendar; or, villany displayed in all its branches. Containing narratives of the various executions and other exemplary punishments in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, from the year 1700 to the present time (1795).

Birth of a Theorem

In a prior post I mentioned that I had bought some books. I also mentioned that I don’t buy books that I don’t intend on reading. So I’m reading them now. I recently finished Cédric Villani’s Birth of a Theorem, a book dedicated to exploring the process of how he proved his Fields-Medal-winning theorem and gaining some insight into the life and work of a mathematician. In other words, pretty much what this blog is about, but by someone who’s a little older and a lot more accomplished than I am.

I am certainly not qualified to do anything resembling a “book review” but I want to give my idle thoughts on it. In general I enjoyed it.

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I'm… interested to see what it would be like to read BoaT (I’m going to call it that because it makes me smile) without a strong immersion in the mathematical life. I am nowhere near what you would call competent in Villani’s broad discipline, which is PDE. However, I have taken functional analysis which means that although I was lost during the parts of the book that you weren’t really supposed to understand, but I sort of knew what certain words meant, I could often tell when things were important, and I didn’t understand a lot.

Oh, yes, I kind of snuck that in there: there is a (very significant) fraction of the book which is deliberately not meant to be understood: it is PDE in it’s full glory, with integrals, summations, indices. Sobolev and Fréchet and Jensen, Young, Minkowski. Long, tedious growth and analyticity conditions. Emails in plaintext with “estimates” and “regularity” and “perturbation”; many many patches of raw TeX.

I wonder what sort of effect this would have on a reader like my brother. Although the book feels like a pop math book, it reads like I am the intended audience. I read it as raw, real. But I don’t know if it is possible to understand it that way if it is one of your earlier visits into a mathematical world.

Lest you think the book is self-aggrandizing, arrogant pomp, I should mention that BoaT is rather clear about which sections you are not supposed to be understood, and the formatting is such that it is possible to skip them entirely, if you so choose. I feel that if you skip the typeset math you aren’t missing much, but if you skip the emails you really are missing something essential about the book. And moreover, so much of the book is intended to be understood, and it so earnestly tries (I can’t say if it succeeds) to explain so many basic technical ideas, and it works so hard to produce a colorful and recurring cast of characters that it I’m not convinced automatically that it would be inappropriate for my brother.

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The writing of book was incredibly smart. If you think that mathematicians probably can’t write nontechnical stories well, I point to this book as a strong counterexample.

There was one point when I looked at this long list and said: “Fuck. He’s referencing Ulysses. I know he’s referencing Ulysses but I have no clue what he’s getting at.”

He describes his discovery that he won the Fields Medal in Chapter 40. I literally said “Gosh DAMMIT Villani” and my roommates looked at me funny.

He manages to get across the idea that mathematicians really don’t get to do as much math as they would like, without ever doing anything that sounds like ranting. Considering the extreme time pressure that he was under, and his appointment as director of the Institut Henri Poincaré toward the end, that’s rather impressive.

He also very clearly conveys what it’s like to live a life that is completely and totally doused in math, and yet is still well-adjusted and (mostly) “normal”. He talks about his wife and daughter, and reading manga, and his wide taste in music.

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When the book came out, John Nash was still alive. Nash was Villani’s hero, and his recent death gave some parts of the book a tragic twinge. But Villani is no stranger to death and dramatic irony; don’t want to say more than that because it would ruin one of the more poignant moments of the book.

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I want to conclude with one of the more remarkable one-paragraph stories of struggle:

Long afterword, [my partner] Clémont confessed to me that he had decided to bail earlier that weekend. On Saturday morning, February 28, he began to compose an ominous message: “All hope is lost… the technical hurdles are insurmountable… can’t see any way forward… I give up.” But just as he was about to send it, he hesitated. He wanted to find the right words to convince me, but also to console me. So he saved his message in the draft folder. Going back to it that evening, armed with pencil and paper in order to make a list of all the paths that we had explored and all the dead ends they had led to, he saw, to his amazement, the right way to proceed opening up before him. The next morning [he wrote out] the key idea that must might save us […] All I sensed was the enthusiasm emenating from Clément’s message.

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The execution of Miss Mary Blandy, for the murder of her father, near Oxford on 6th April 1752, with the Rev. Swinton in attendance. Detail.

> From: William Jackson - The new and complete Newgate calendar; or, villany displayed in all its branches. Containing narratives of the various executions and other exemplary punishments in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, from the year 1700 to the present time (1795).