you asked for science

something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.

this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!

and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge. 

but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway

People ask me this frequently, “How can you love science and want to be a doctor and also believe in magic and practice witchcraft?”

The two are not mutually separated. Energy is neither created nor destroyed. I believe when I cast my spells or put forth my own energy it does not just evaporate into thin air but manifests into other things. You can be spiritual and a person of science all the same.

Science is magical. Magic is science.

Some non-Love Square ML aus

Because as much as I adore the love square, there are lots of other miraculous ships that deserve more au goodness <3

Juleka/Rose: 

  • Greaser and Pink Lady au
  • friends with benefits except the benefits are weekly cuddling sessions au
  • college roommates au 
    • requires LOTS of mutual pining

Kim/Alix:

  • handcuffed together after a prank gone wrong au
  • “I’m going to hunt down and slaughter whoever keeps leaving their sweaty towel draped across my favorite treadmi- oh no they’re hot” au
  • forced to take ballet lessons to increase their athletic prowess au

Kim/Max: 

  • “I dont understand half of the words you said but I think you just asked me out???” au
  • kissing practice/ making out for the sake of science au
  • “I just watched you ingest a borderline lethal amount of caffeine so im going to babysit you to make sure you dont die” au

Bonus ot3 (Kim/Alix/Max):

  • paired up to do a semester-long project together au 
  • evil mastermind and his two (bickering) superhero nemesises au
  • “oh would you look at that, the bottle landed in between you two. guess I’ll just have to spend seven minutes in heaven with you both” au

Ivan/Mylene:

  • we both sit at the same desk in chemistry class and leave each other anonymous notes tucked inside au
  • musician and muse (not-so) au
  • tattooist and flower shop owner au

Chloe/Sabrina:

  • Princess and the Frog au 
    • bonus points if Chloe is the frog
  • met while on vacation au
  • SUGAR DATING AU 

Chloe/Marinette (most could work for Chloe/Alya too):

  • personal shopper (Marinette) or publicist (Alya) and the client from hell au
  • “every year we get sent to the same summer camp and we’re always camp rivals except wow puberty really hit you hard since last year wtf??!?!?” au
  • Wicked au

Nino/Alya:

  • rival radio hosts whom everyone in Paris ships au
  • Ladynino and Alya Noir au
  • “the optometrist accidentally switched our prescriptions so now I have to hunt you down while basically blind” au

Alya/Marinette: 

  • underpaid fabric store clerk only keeps her job because of the cute seamstress who comes in every day and overworked seamstress only visits the fabric store every day to see the gorgeous store clerk au
  • fan fic writer and fan artist who everyone in the fandom ships au
  • “hey so I hear our college grants more financial aid to married people… wanna elope?” au

Nino/Adrien:

  • RAPUNZEL AU
  • deaf!Adrien and musician!Nino au 
    • basically blind spots au but gayer
  • (NSFW) “Accidentally sent a dick pic to the wrong number but got an even better one back” au

Alya/Adrien:

  • rich kids playing pranks at society functions au (Alya’s mom is a world-renowned chef dont tell me this isn’t plausible)
  • “we’ve been yelling at each via reddit thread for weeks now and at this point I’ve kinnda forgotten what we were even fighting about wanna go grab coffee?” au
  • pen pals from childhood au

Nino/Marinette:

  • “Our families own rival businesses and technically we cant be friends but we still secretly trade macaroons for couscous on the DL” au 
  • street musician and street artist au
  • “I seriously didn’t mean to wander in to the women’s locker room but I heard you singing in the shower and I NEED to record music with you” au

Bonus OT4 (Alya/Adrien/Marinette/Nino):

  • “we’re in a famous band and our fans fight relentlessly over who to ship but jokes on them because we are all dating” au
  • stranded au
    • you could make this “overnight at the mall” or full-blown “shipwrecked on an island” I just wanna see these four snuggle STRUGGLE TOGETHER
  • “this dnd campaign started seriously but now it’s just devolved into us all flirting with one another behind the thin guises of our characters” au

Look, buddy, pal, I’m not into online multiplayer whatever myself, but I can state with a fair degree of confidence that the fact that the opposing team just went in with a totally suboptimal composition and still kicked your ass does not, in fact, mean that the game in question is “pandering to casuals”.

It means the game is well-designed.

The performance gap between the best composition and the worst is supposed to be relatively narrow. This is an explicit design goal of virtually all multiplayer games, online or otherwise. The outcome being decided by team composition  before the match even begins is a failure state of game design.

This is not rocket science.

I mean, what are you even asking for? A game where you can reliably win by looking up the optimal composition and strategy in a guide and executing it by rote? For all that you’re always banging on about “skills”, it’s difficult to see what skill is in play in your ideal scenario. Skill at following instructions, maybe?

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11.20.16 // Long time, no post. Promise I’ve been studying hard though!

This semester has been super busy but a lot of good came out of it as well! I was hired for a paid internship, switched my majors twice, and gained a great group of friends. Also, I adapted a new way to organize my life on Google Calendar and Evernote so if you want to see that, let me know! It’s helped with my stress and anxiety a lot :) 

Found a great little nook at my college where barely anyone goes through so I’ve designated that as my study space. So much natural light!

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They’ve met.

Does the sun move? Like, I know that is the center of our solar system and all but does it move on its own axis? When we look up at the sun during the day are we seeing a different side of it or have we seen the same side of the sun our entire lives?

70 Ask-Questions for Science people... because Science
  1. What’s your major/field?
  2. What made you choose your major/field?
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do in the lab?
  4. What’s the most interesting lab story?
  5. What’s your favorite class?
  6. Which professors do you ship together?
  7. Annoying things your labmates do?
  8. What are your thoughts on animal testing?
  9. Any chemical burns or lab related accidents?
  10. On a scale from 1 to 10 how sensitive are your lab scales?
  11. Who’s your favorite scientist?
  12. Who’s your least favorite scientist?
  13. Favorite female scientists? 
  14. Do you do field work? What kind?
  15. Ever tasted an experiment?
  16. What are your typical daydreams about?
  17. How often do you say “for science”?
  18. Do you think about murdering someone with science?
  19. Ever used your scientific knowledge for “bad” stuff?
  20. Whats the most “evil scientist” thing you can think of?
  21. If you had infinite funding, what would your research be about?
  22. What is your favorite scientific theory?
  23. Is a scientific mind attractive to you?
  24. What is your title?
  25. What is the role of technology in your field?
  26. What do you enjoy most about doing science?
  27. What do you enjoy least about doing science?
  28. What is your tolerance on stupidity?
  29. What are your strengths in your field of study?
  30. Your weaknesses?
  31. Do you have a bit of a god complex?
  32. Why are biology majors so….you know..
  33. What motivates you?
  34. Do you like being supervised?
  35. Describe your analytic abilities.
  36. How would your friends describe you?
  37. How would your professors describe you?
  38. Is math a little bit too mathy for you?
  39. Do you code? if yes, how many languages?
  40. Thoughts on AI and robots?
  41. What’s your favorite science blog?
  42. Philosophical views on humanity and nature?
  43. What are your short term and long term career goals?
  44. Do you understand general relativity?
  45. Favorite Dinosaur? Fossil? whatever…
  46. How many bones can you name in medical terms?
  47. How many muscles can you name in medical terms?
  48. What’s your favorite molecule?
  49. Do you like proofs or cold hard Mathematics?
  50. What’s your favorite element?
  51. Favorite show?
  52. Favorite scientific fictional character?
  53. What’s your favorite micro organism?
  54. Have you ever held an organ in your hands?
  55. Lab coats?
  56. What about … lab goats?
  57. White latex gloves or blue ones?
  58. What’s the most dangerous experiment you’ve done in the lab?
  59. What was the first time you got caught doing science?
  60. What was you’r parent’s reaction when you told them you’re a scientist?
  61. Except for lab coats in the bedroom what other kinks do you have?
  62. What would you do a TED talk on?
  63. Are you creative, artistic?
  64. Do you have an attractive professor you can’t pay attention to?
  65. What’s your favorite mineral?
  66. What scientific books would you recommend?
  67. Thoughts on spectral analysis?
  68. Any interesting stories from the lab?
  69. Ever did or thought about doing it or someone in the lab?
  70. How much science is too much science?

Compiled by: rudescience