why can't we figure this out

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If you don’t do it yourself nobody else will

(also @lazuliblur I really liked your rehabilitation program for Obito :D )

I’m not better, okay? I’m not better! And I keep waiting for someone to figure that out, and - they don’t! I mean, of course they don’t. ‘Cause as long as I say the right things and I act the right way, they’re happy because that means they cured me, right?
—  How did we get here? - Red Band Society
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“End it? This? You not knowing what’s real, the paint slowly peeling off your walls, come on, man, this is the sweet spot! Why would I end it? Not like we got HBO in the Pit. All I got is you, floating over the coals with half a hope that you’re gonna figure it all out. There’s only one way to figure it out, Sam. It’s up to you. It ends when you can’t take it anymore.

Q: Why did you guys choose to go to Seidou high school?

Sawamura: It’s was to play baseball with Miyuki Kazuya, of course!!!

Furuya: *sleepy* I found out that Miyuki-senpai goes to Seidou when reading a newspaper about him.

Okumura: …Why should i tell you?

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Many of you are aware of the petition circulating around the world to keep SHINee as FIVE.

A counter-petition to break up SHINee is now circulating that is FULL of misinformation and defamatory language. Shawols this petition is NOT a joke!

***Get Active Guys!***
👉🏼Report this account to Twitter as harassment @IM_Zaya. Report then Block.
👉🏼Sign the Original Petition!
Formal petition to SM for SHINee as 5.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNING THE CORRECT PETITION. In some places the “out” petition is being posted as the support petition so some people are signing the wrong one.
👉🏼Dont Sit Still on this. These idiots mean business. Everyone needs to report that account, sign the right petition, and make sure we get as many signatures on it as possible.

  • What Supergirl said: This year, we want Kara to learn how to be Kara, just like last year she learned how to be Supergirl. She will face the struggle of figuring out if she can have a life. That's why we broke her relationship with James, so that she can explore that part of herself.
  • What Supergirl meant: We broke up James and Kara without any good reason if not to have Kara hang in there for ten episodes without a proper long-term storyline only so that when a bit of time has passed she can suddenly realize she can also have a life (without any of the narrative part that should have filled this ten-episodes hole) and start dating Mon-El.

We feel caged. Because we live in a society where we are told what to do. We are told what the definition of “success” is before we figure out who WE are. Everyone wants to tell the other what to do. Everyone’s got an opinion. Everyone thinks they are right. You can't  feel easy. You can’t breathe and just make mistakes and learn and grow. And if you aren’t STRONG enough…if you aren’t CONFIDENT enough…if you don’t KNOW yourself enough…you feel caged in and you break. So this is how most of us forget our dreams and follow a practical path. And this is also why some us have depression, insecurities, or lack of confidence. So if you are good at something and want to pursue it… PLEASE go all in. ❤❤❤

Art: @pride_nyasha

anonymous asked:

still on the question about hitboxes, why do they need to be boxes? why can't you shape them as a silhouette of the character?

It makes the math easier. 

Computers can’t actually see and have no inherent concept of things colliding with each other, so the only way for them to tell whether two objects collide is through math. We know information like an object’s position, orientation, and shape. We need to do the math to figure out whether that shape interpenetrates another shape.

The simpler the shape, the easier it is to do math on them. The easiest shape is actually spheres - since all points on a sphere are the same distance from the center, I just need to check the distance from the centers of the spheres to each other. The orientation isn’t important. Like so:

If the distance between the centers is less than the sum of the radii of the spheres, they have collided. 

Boxes are also super simple, because they have a bunch of properties that make the math easier. For example, all boxes have four sides. All boxes have their sides at right angles to each other. Thus, all boxes have sides that are also parallel to each other. As long as the boxes are all oriented in the same direction, we can assume that all box sides of the same orientation are parallel to each other for all boxes. Thus, we only need to know the position, the length, and the width to represent a box. Like so:

We can actually use math to represent these boxes. We know the position of the lower left corner of box A (x, y) and height and width, so we know the horizontal and vertical values for each of its edges:

  • Left edge: horizontal position = x, vertical position = all points from y to y + height
  • Right edge: horizontal position = x + width, vertical position = all points from y to y + height
  • Bottom edge: horizontal position = all points from x to x + width, vertical position = y
  • Top edge: horizontal position = all points from x to x + width, vertical position = y + height

We can use this to represent every rectangle, because all rectangles abide by the same mathematical rules.

Now let’s actually get into the detection of the overlap. When dealing with rectangles, it’s actually easier to tell if there isn’t a collision than if there is. I can isolate all of the situations where a collision is impossible, check for those, and then say if any of these conditions comes back true, there’s cannot have been a collision. If all of these conditions come back false, there must have been a collision. 

A collision is impossible if…

  • … the leftmost edge of box B is to the right of the rightmost edge of box A
  • … the rightmost edge of box B is to the left of the leftmost edge of box A
  • … the topmost edge of box B is below the bottommost edge of box A
  • … the bottommost edge of box B is above the topmost edge of box A

If any of these requirements are met, there can be no collision. But logic dictates that if none of these requirements are met, then there must have been a collision, because these combined conditions are the only criteria where a collision is impossible. That’s [contrapositive] logic for you!

Remember, this is only in 2 dimensions. In three dimensions, we’re not just talking about edges anymore, but sides - topmost side, bottommost side, leftmost side, rightmost side, frontmost side, backmost side. There’s more conditions to consider.

Now… let’s say that the boxes aren’t all oriented in the same direction, but we keep all the other factors the same. 

Do you see how this small change suddenly makes the previously “simple” math a lot more complicated? Now we need to start taking the angle of rotation of box B relative to box A into account before we can tell whether the boxes collide, and all of math needs to be updated for this. We can’t make the assumption that the edges are guaranteed to be parallel anymore, and our calculations need to reflect this. Now consider using other geometric shapes instead. That also affects the math, and it affects it in very complex ways.

Then remember that we have to do these collision calculations for each collideable shape against each other collideable shape in the scene. We have to do a lot of these calculations every frame all the time. This is why simple shapes are the best - because it simplifies the math involved.

So… why do we use boxes and not silhouettes? Because it makes the math easier.


Got a burning question you want answered?

the 100 ways to say 'i love you' teen wolf edition
  • 1. "A key to your house, already?"
  • 2. "I am the one keeping you alive, okay?"
  • 3. "If you die, I will literally go out of my freaking mind."
  • 4. "She is my best friend."
  • 5. "Not all monsters do monstrous things."
  • 6. "You electrified the windows?"
  • 7. "You are the hottest girl."
  • 8. "I would never leave without you."
  • 9. "Dance with me, dumbass."
  • 10. "You can do it."
  • 11. "Am I going to regret this?"
  • 12. "When I kissed you, you held your breath."
  • 13. "You remembered my name."
  • 14. "You are the hot girl."
  • 15. "You were just trying to kiss me."
  • 16. "After everything we've been through, I believe you."
  • 17. "Because I trust you."
  • 18. "I need you."
  • 19. "I knew you liked me."
  • 20. "You are coming back, right?"
  • 21. "I'd like to help you figure it out."
  • 22. "I think you look beautiful."
  • 23. "What do you want me to do?"
  • 24. "You are showing me plenty right now."
  • 25. "It's progress."
  • 26. "I heard you almost got killed."
  • 27. "Why is your heart beating so fast?"
  • 28. "Stay behind me and stay quiet."
  • 29. "Did you find her?"
  • 30. "I don't want you to sleep in the chair."
  • 31. "It didn't matter to me."
  • 32. "I don't want you to be normal, I want you to be alive."
  • 33. "Wait here."
  • 34. "You did not just say that."
  • 35. "Do the right-side brakes on your dad's SUV squeak a little bit?"
  • 36. "She stays."
  • 37. "Stay behind me and stay quiet."
  • 38. "Just tell me how to fix this, alright?"
  • 39. "I will come with you."
  • 40. "Is she okay?"
  • 41. "Just focus on the sound of my voice, alright?"
  • 42. "If you got something else in mind, I am okay with that too."
  • 43. "I am not going anywhere."
  • 44. "Part of you is doing something."
  • 45. "Trust me, I do plenty of sucking just for his benefit."
  • 46. "You're not nervous, are you?"
  • 47. "There's no such thing as fate."
  • 48. "I think you mean..."
  • 49. "Be the Alpha."
  • 50. "Are we still milking that?"
  • 51. "What did you tell her?"
  • 52. "Why do you want to know?"
  • 53. "You wanna play Catwoman, I'll be your Batman."
  • 54. "Can you get me out of here before I drown?"
  • 55. "I won't judge, I promise."
  • 56. "They tip toe."
  • 57. "You know, I put those pants on you."
  • 58. "He can't be dead."
  • 59. "So is that hypothetical situation we talked about getting any less hypothetical?"
  • 60. "Close your eyes."
  • 61. "You want to leave so we can figure it out?"
  • 62. "I'll be your Yoda."
  • 63. "What's this look on your face?"
  • 64. "You're the one who always figures it out."
  • 65. "Can't you trust me just this once?"
  • 66. "You're getting an idea, aren't you?"
  • 67. "What were you thinking going after them?"
  • 68. "I can see it on your face."
  • 69. "I am frustrated."
  • 70. "That's because it doesn't hurt."
  • 71. "Don't be such a sour wolf."
  • 72. "We need help."
  • 73. "I can take care of myself."
  • 74. "Do you still?"
  • 75. "I figured you shouldn't be alone."
  • 76. "I couldn't let that be the last memory you had of her."
  • 77. "Why'd you help me?"
  • 78. "She still is."
  • 79. "Not all of us are."
  • 80. "I wanna paint your body."
  • 81. "I think you could definitely take him."
  • 82. "So what are you gonna do?"
  • 83. "I did ask her out once."
  • 84. "If anything happens, find me."
  • 85. "I am not watching The Notebook again."
  • 86. "We are not leaving without her."
  • 87. "What am I, a nun?"
  • 88. "I am just looking at your eyes."
  • 89. "I really hope you are."
  • 90. "I love your smile."
  • 91. "I only had one friend and she's dead too."
  • 92. "Look at me."
  • 93. "Good thing I had my period last week then."
  • 94. "I hate you."
  • 95. "Who are you?"
  • 96. "I am not leaving, okay?"
  • 97. "You are my brother."
  • 98. "I am here to save my best friend."
  • 99. "Why did you do that?"
  • and...
  • 100. "Because I love you."
the signs as random snapchats my friends have sent me
  • aries: i'm barely awake and my sister said "clean the damn house" bitch clean ya damn vagina im tired fuck outta my face
  • taurus: *picture of herself with the headband on & a blank face* i realized too late that i was playing headbandz and now i know what i am wow
  • gemini: you ever notice that the inside of your mouth looks like the inside of your vagina wait actually idk what the inside of my vagina looks like
  • cancer: *picture of her teary eyed* i nearly started crying because i realized plankton and karen don't have kids because she's a computer so they can't have sex
  • leo: *picture of her with her hair tied around her chin like a beard* who needs men? i'm my own man
  • virgo: *picture of her looking down at the camera at an awkward angle* me trying to figure out how to record without using my hands
  • libra: *at 2 am* in other countries when they eat hot dogs or something do they call it "american food" like how we call china's food "chinese food" #latenightthoughts
  • scorpio: *picture of herself on the toilet with her legs scribbled out* woah why tf am i constipated (my dick not showin, just my legs)
  • sagittarius: *picture of her crying* while i was chewing i bit down on something chewy IT WAS A BUG I THINK PLEASE HELP
  • capricorn: *blurry picture of her looking terrified* tell me why i dropped my phone in the fucking brownie mix i hate everything
  • aquarius: *blurry picture of herself* i kicked an ant bed and i think some of the ants went in my pants and are biting me
  • pisces: *picture of her crying* me realizing maddie isn't even real. or maybe liv isn't real. idk they just aren't actually twins. they're the same girl. and she doesn't have some unique connection to her twin sister who'd she do anything for because she doesn't have one.

Just finished paying my bills like…

Originally posted by thewalkingnerds

captain-sodapop  asked:

I don't think we can go to SE Hinton for canon questions anymore gotDAMN. Woman is senile. She can't remember her book for shit I'm cackling and also hella angry oh my GOD

Personally, I think it’s more that’s she’s just blatantly pulling stuff out of her ass and trying to pretend it was always meant to be canon than it is she’s just gone crazy, but you’re right.

I mean most of the questions about canon she gets she either responds with “figure it out yourself” or “ugggh why don’t you try reading the BOOK” when she can’t even remember the details from her own books right, so, yeah, I don’t think we’re really going to get anything very helpful out of her anytime soon.

I was actually going to ask her a question about middle names while we were on the topic (she ignored the Tweet), because I’ve almost always seen Steve’s middle name being Lucas and Two-Bit’s middle name being Daniel, but lately I’ve been seeing some people say that it’s Jacob and David, respectively, and I wanted to know if she’d come up with either of these herself (the same way she did w/ their birthdays and star signs) or if they were just headcanons that got really popular.

But, yeah, she ignored it (three questions was probably exceeding my limit), and you know what? I don’t really give a fuck. Even if one of those is “official,” it’s not in the book and, therefore, going off of her logic,that means it’s not canon, and I don’t have to listen to it. 

From now on, I say we just think of her books as being public domain, in the sense that they belong to us now–all of us–and we can do whatever we want with them, and if we have a question about something in canon, we can just make it up our damn selves and consider it official. And the answers are going to be slightly different for everybody because we all have our own ideas and our own interpretations, and that’s perfectly fine. It’s great, actually. These stories belong to everybody, and everybody has their own special version of them that’s a little different from the rest–and none of them, absolutely none of them, require a stamp of approval from the creator. It’s out of her hands now.

That said:

  • Mrs. Curtis’s first name was Louise.
  • Curly and Angela are fraternal twins, but Angela is older by 2 minutes and 45 seconds exactly. She’s very quick to remind Curly of this fact in any given situation. Their mom wasn’t planning on/didn’t know she was having twins, and Curly being the second means that he’s always been made to feel like the unwanted, accident child. :(
  • Steve’s full name is Steven Lucas Randle and Two-Bit’s full name is Keith Daniel Mathews.
  • Soda’s full name is Sodapop Patrick Curtis. His birth certificate says Sodapop Patrick Curtis. End of discussion.
simple and sweet

summary: little sequel to this rockstar au mixed with best friends get pregnant fic (alternatively, “so much beautiful sweet fluff” - @swans-and-pirates)

word count: ~1800

a/n: I wrote more because it’s Friday and I needed to flex my writing muscles weeee (thanks to Meagan for reading and flailing! <3)


They’re all giggles when they fall into their bed on the evening of their wedding.

They’d decided unanimously that of course they’d get married without making a big deal out of it. 

They didn’t tell anyone, and while they might come to regret the decision later, as Emma feels the cool metal of her husband’s wedding band against her skin, her heart leaps and she can’t help from grinning wide.

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Belated Inktober #29

so anna and i occasionally toss around ideas for an extremely ridiculous au in which jack atlas is a fashion designer/occasional model, when the actual models are NOT DISPLAYING HIS OUTFITS TO BEST ADVANTAGE

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Yep. I’m calling it now. Cas will be resurected within the first 10 minutes of the episode by the power of the Nephilim, and I will die. 

(The recent slip by Jared only adds to my theory that they already shot the scene, because, hell, if the last Cas/Dean scene you shot was him dying, you’d cetainly remember it. I think he forgot that even though the scene is shot already, we haven’t seen it yet, and that’s why it took him so long to figure out what the big deal was.)

You can’t leave this beautiful body to rot for too long! Just saying.

Dean even looks like her, I can’t even.

Columbine, according to Dave Cullen
  • Eric: Dylan, WTF? Why haven't the bombs gone off yet?
  • Dylan: I can't hear what you're saying, Eric. I'm on the other side of school, waiting for all the innocent survivors to come fleeing out of the building so I can give them first-aid, remember?
  • Eric: Dude, did you even bring your first-aid kit?
  • Dylan: No, but I brought my Tec-9 and sawed-off shotgun and 400 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eric: Never mind. Just get over here so we can figure out what to do next.
  • Dylan: Actually, Eric, I think it would be better if you came over to me, because remember how scared you are that I'm going to run away? You keep forgetting that I don't want to be here.
  • Eric: Dude, are you drunk? You don't sound like the Dylan I know.

anonymous asked:

Привет! :) I have a question about the seemingly random и that I've been seeing a lot lately. I asked my teacher about it before we finished for the summer and in that case it was just part of a fixed expression, so I still can't figure it out in other contexts! For example: Вернулась к нормальной жизни, а может и нет. Why not just а может нет? Would it change the meaning to remove the и? Thank you and I love your blog :D

Привет! Thank you for loving my blog! I love the readers of my blog! :)

Excellent question! As you might have noticed, Russian is full of small, seemingly meaningless and redundant words. Until recently, Russian linguists had no convincing explanations what all those little words are and what do they do. The best explanation you could get was “it is a fortification of emotions…”, which is bs. 

A brilliant linguist Maria Bezyaeva of the Moscow State University developed a theory of the communicative level of language - and suddenly the puzzle was solved. The communicative level is the level by wich people convey their attitude regarding 1) the participants of the communication 2) the subject of the talk 3) the situation in which the communication is taking place. The means of the communicative level are systematically organized - intonations, word order and particular words (those small, meaningless words) together convey your expectations, your idea of a norm and whether you think the situation is normal, your disappointment, your rebukes, your orders and so on. It works as a technical overhead information - it goes almost at the subconscious level. Most, if not all, Russians understand the message hidden there, but never think of it, never reflect on it. 

Now, the seemingly random usage of и is exactly where the communicative level comes so handy. ‘И’ in your example does not equal ‘and’. И here says that a speaker thinks that the situation (of her not coming to her normal life) is not normal, but possible.

According to Bezyaeva, И goes when a speaker compares the subject to the widely acceptable norm or to the expectations - either of a speaker himself or of a listener. 

Other examples: 

- Я и ударить могу! - I can hit! (I know you didn’t expect me being able to hit, I compare my statement to your expectations). 

- Он меня к себе пригласил. He invited me to his place.
- И ты пошла? And you went there? (The voice rises sharply at пошла) - I’m surprised! I didn’t expect you to accept that invitation. И along with the proper intonations shows that the reality is different from what I’d expected from you. Be the intonation different (as a statement, the voice goes down), it would be the opposite: This is exactly what I think has happened, I knew you would accept that invitation. 

The communicative level - the way people really talk with each other - is my favorite topic. I can go on and on, but I think, I should stop now and let you think over what I’ve already said. 

You can read more about the communicative level of the Russian spoken language in: М.Г. Безяева, Семантика коммуникативного уровня звучащей речи. М, Изд-во Московского университета, 2002. 

anonymous asked:

What if aliens couldn't stand the cold. And not like chilly cold but can't survive in winter at all cold. While on a planet they try and figure out how to collect the data on a planet when there human goes out and gets the samples. When asked why they put themselves in harms why the humans answer? "So we can get away from this white bullshit. I joined to get away from this shit, grew up around it, don't wanna be around it more then I have to"

This is a great idea, and as someone who was born in a very soggy and cold country, calling snow “White Bullshit” is immensely funny to me.

Do you think aliens would have some sort of method for dealing with the cold, or would they be from planets so uniformly warm that the concept of cold altogether was new to them? Perhaps both, for different alien species?

I’m not sure what else to add except how do you think these aliens would react to the sheer amount of people in cold climates who sacrifice being warm for fashion? Because in my experience, that happens quite a lot.

i haven’t been able to scroll through tumblr all day and it’s been killing me because clearly the skam fam went above and beyond today. i feel bad for the future fans who dig up some old posts and have to figure out why everyone is sucking a board, who was the storefront in season 3, and why, for a show dedicated to social media and technological storytelling, we were freaking the fuck out over black and white screenshots where you can literally see the pixels.