Sorry everyone that I haven’t been posting very much lately. The weather has been ridiculous with snow storms, and ice storms… not to mention work being closed, and trying to re schedule Youth Events, and I have been crocheting a lot to pass the time. Which makes me hardly go on my phone. I’m working on two blankets at the moment. ill post when they are done. But its nice to do some creating. Anyways, First Middle School meeting tomorrow as the new Youth Director for the middle school ministry, the storms keep making us have to cancel. Please pray for me that I will represent God well, and that when I am with kids they will get a glimpse of Jesus, and that they will be open to hear the truth. Thanks everyone.
May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, so you see your new self, your true self. Sin is no longer your master.
Mom I applied for a job today, or I was going to. One of the girls at the front desk knew me and told me not to bother putting in an application. She didn't want to work with a 'pervert', aka a transgender man. So, gr8
You don’t want to work there anywhere. Get some sleep tonight, rest well, and try again tomorrow.
i stayed home sick from work today with one of those head colds that makes everything hazy and uncertain and i spent 7 hours watching standup specials on netflix so naturally now nothing feels real anymore and i have the echo of an audience laugh track playing in my mind while i try to get myself ready for returning to work tomorrow this is not good kiddos
I love Mad so much wish it didn't have to end. I look forward to Thursdays now when Mad ends I'm going to be like T.T 😂😂😂. DAMN at the end of deranged I was shook but also laughing on the inside I'm so mean 💀💀😂. Keep up the good work 💪👍❤
Aw thank you! Tomorrow is Thursday which means chapter 12 is almost here! 😍 And I read the “T.T” part like the chorus in Twice’s song 😆 You were laughing on the inside omg that’s too funny. Tbh I kept laughing at the end of chapter 6 when Namjoon accidentally revealed her secret. I’ll be sad when both series end too but don’t worry dear! I’ll try and come out with something even better next! Much love! 💕
hwarang starts tomorrow!!! just a reminder that taehyung is not a starring role so please do not throw tantrums if he doesn’t get the screentime you think he deserves. hansung is a side character. it’s his first role so please support him and don’t add negative publicity to the show just because you want it to be 100% about your fave. even with a small role, i’m sure taehyung will shine. the entire cast is wonderful and they all worked hard on this drama, so try to support and love it as a whole
Very late, but I wanted to get this dang thing finally over and done with ;A; For Day 4 of Voltron Week: Day Off/Vacation. The Paladins have some time off so Allura starts teaching them one of her favorite Altean pastimes: dancing!
Meanwhile Coran… the little princess he took care of is not so little any more, and all these Altean dances bring back memories and it really hits them both that they are the last to pass on their traditions to others…sorry my thoughts got a bit heavy– also! First time drawing Coran!!
I’m a big fan of “hard” science fiction, but I’m increasingly of the opinion that, in practice, it’s really more of an aesthetic, not a taxonomic category.
In principle, hard science fiction is science fiction that focuses on technical accuracy and scientific rigour; while speculative technologies and developments may be present, ideally these speculative elements should be consistent with what’s theoretically possible, even if they don’t currently exist.
In practice, trying to treat hard science fiction as a coherent category of literature runs into four main problems:
1. The scientific consensus is constantly evolving, which makes it difficult to get a handle on what we mean by “theoretically possible”.
Suppose that a work’s premise is believed to be possible today, but is proven to be impossible tomorrow. Does that work stop being hard sci-fi? Does it continue to be hard sci-fi on the basis that its premise was believed to be possible at the time it was written? Or does this mean it was never hard sci-fi in the first place, and both its author and its audience were mistaken about its status all along?
Conversely, what if a story’s premise was believed to be impossible at the time it was written, but is later demonstrated to be possible after all?
Every possible approach to resolving these questions has serious issues. If we allow a work’s “hardness” to be judged based on the scientific consensus at the time it was written, for example, then we’re really basing our assessment on the author’s level of ignorance rather than the work’s level of rigour.
On the other hand, if we judge a work’s “hardness” based on the present concensus, then we can never really know whether the work in question is hard sci-fi or not - the possibility that its premise will be refuted tomorrow can never be entirely ruled out.
2. A great deal of science fiction ventures into territories where we simply don’t know enough to say one way or the other whether a given premise lies within the realm of possibility. How do these works interact with the hard/soft binary?
Are they hard by default? If so, then hard sci-fi takes refuge in ignorance - a curious position for a genre that’s ostensibly defined by rigorous thought.
Are they soft by default? If so, then hard sci-fi would seem to be restricted to those works that don’t engage in any substantive speculation - which is a problem for a genre that’s ostensibly defined by its speculative nature.
Or do we simply reserve judgement? If so, then the hard/soft binary is inapplicable to the vast majority of sci-fi literature.
3. It’s not at all clear that scientific rigour and consistency with the current scientific consensus are related in any essential way.
Suppose that a work takes place in a world where the laws of physics permit slightly different things than they do in our world, and carefully reasons through what those differences would imply in terms of technology and society.
Is this work hard sci-fi? And if it is, what’s to stop, say, a fantasy novel with an especially well-thought-out magic system from claiming the same distinction?
4. In practice, the canon of hard sci-fi tends to be very selective about the particular branches of science in which rigour is necessary.
Many acclaimed works of hard sci-fi are exceedingly careful about their physics, for example, but their sociology is so far out of whack, they may as well be taking place in Narnia.
What justification is there for treating some branches of science as more important than others when judging a work’s scientific rigour?
Without such a justification, it’s difficult to say what we even mean by “scientific rigour”, much less to evaluate whether any particular work exhibits it.
Don’t get me wrong: many of my favourite stories would be considered hard sci-fi. It’s just that when I dig into what actually defines hard sci-fi as a genre, I’m not convinced there’s anything there apart from a generally cynical tone and a penchant for frequent expository infodumping. The whole “scientific rigour” thing feels like an aesthetic pose, no more essential to the substance of a work than pulp sci-fi’s batwinged spaceships and noisy zap-guns. And there’s nothing wrong with that - but boy do some folks get worked up about it!
Getting a little bit crazy, winding down the day and trying to relax by putting a little work in on Malachite- ever since seeing the kaiju battle between her and Alexandrite, I wanted to take more of a crack at these two. Trying a much more painterly approach this time unfortunately with the widescreen format there just no version of this piece that Instagram will place nice with- hopefully this turns out to be a crop I don’t mind tomorrow morning ;) Steven Universe, kids…it’s a good show and I was wrong about it being not a good show because…it is one. So.
Someone died today. Someone is going to die tomorrow. It might be me, or it might be you. It might be someone in my family or in your family. This might be the last thing I’ll write here, or it might be your last post that you read. For everyday life gets shorter. We need to spend it preciously. We need to remind ourselves that we live for Allah, not for this dunya. We need to remind ourselves of akhira. So my dear reader, let this post be a reminder to you. Try harder, work harder, get back to Allah and work for a place in Jannah.
You were over at Taehyung’s, on the couch with him and Jimin watching a movie. Sadly, you weren’t paying too much attention to it because tomorrow you were trying out for a seniors dance showcase. It was a big deal for seniors, it was what they worked for all four years. This would be what they would perform for tons of people and entertainment scouters. Your school was known for helping dancers get jobs after this showcase at the end of the year.