you don't even see the whole face

Every now and then I’m seeing people here who asking artists how to draw as good as they are. Whenever i see this all i can think is just draw man! Don’t think about final effect. Enjoy the process of creating. Try out different things, different styles until you’ll find yours. Draw stuff you enjoy drawing. You like to draw that one thing? Draw the shit out of it! Draw until your whole room will be covered with drawings of that one thing. If you’re really enjoy creating then progress will come naturally. You’ll get better, I promise. Also never compare your art to other people’s art. Just don’t. Compare it to your old art and keep drawing. Good luck :)

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: alfie allen is so underappreciated, like he's such an unbelievably good actor. like there was that one scene in game of thrones where he was trying to get those people to turn over to ramsay bolton, and he was literally playing theon greyjoy who was playing reek who was playing theon greyjoy and you could see the whole struggle in his face like you could tell that he was a second away from breaking down and you can see so much of his struggle in his eyes and his posture and even the way his lip slightly trembles in a variety of different scenes, like he conveys so much with so little, why don't people realize more of how much of a fucking great actor this man is honestly.
  • Uma: Rule #1, if it's about me, @ me, so I can see it. Rule #2, if you heard shit that didn't come from me, then don't believe it 'cause I hate a bitch that posts shit then before you see it she delete it and when you come to her she get to switchin' up like "girl I ain't even really mean it." So when I catch you lackin' don't say shit just prepare yo ass for this beatin' 'cause on sight means on sight, not in no counselor's office having meetings, and if you pull my tracks I'ma break yo face and you really gonna be left bleeding.

Ahhh so I reached 500 followers!! Thank you all so so so much! I appreciate it a whole lot! I can’t believe anyone even follows this mess of a blog!You are all so sweet and kind so I thought I would do a little something! As you can tell I’m going to do drawing requests lol.

PLEASE READ all of the following:

•mbf me: @akilahthegreat

•PLEASE reblog this post so it doesn’t flop

•send an ask of what you want

•it doesn’t have to be dnp related, for ex: an animal, other youtubers, your face, or even your fav artist/movie actor etc….

•PLEASE be very detailed about what you want

•PLEASE nothing to complicate, I don’t want to take years on just one I want to be able to get to everyone (not like I will get a lot, but still)

•my art tag is “my art” if you want to see my other art

Again thank you so much! It means a whole lot to me!! Ily<333

lotus-of-hyrule  asked:

I'm facing another... crisis of faith again. You see, I was reading about some stuff related to SJ and shipping; like the whole "they don't have romantic interactions in canon so why do you ship it", and Zelink came up in it. I wanted to jump right in and talk about ALL OF THE HINTS IN THE CANON AND BY THE CREATORS of their relationship, but then I found myself doubting them too, and I got scared I couldn't ship it (even though I really fucking do). Now I just feel... scared.

I see. But aren’t those just mere opinions?  Why should someone’s opinion have some type of effect in your enjoyment to the point of making you feel scared? My friend, please don’t give them that power over you. 

After all, you said so yourself, Link & Zelda as a pairing have tons of hints in different games and mangas. Not to mention, official merchandise. 

Originally posted by ourfinalheaven

You see, I ship lots of parings and they all have something in common whether they’re canon or not. That something is: People who disagree with my pairing and question why I like them.  

And you can easily tell when someone is genuinely curious or, when they just want to attack you for it.

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anonymous asked:

WHAT EVEN WAS THE FINAL PROBLEM? I was continually sobbing during the whole thing omg... why do Mark and Steven do this to us ugh. I don't know why I do this to myself. How did you handle it? Thoughts after seeing it?

*rubs face* *takes a deep breath*

I DON’T KNOW NONNY. I DON’T KNOW. I THOUGHT I KNEW BUT I KNOW NOTHING.

Nothing makes sense.

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anonymous asked:

Hi there! Since you're one of the few rational, non-shitty people on this site, I figured I'd send an ask your way. I noticed you said Trump was doing pretty well so far (I'm... I suppose neutral because there's soooo many different versions of everything going around that I don't even know who to believe...). How so? I keep hearing extremes of both sides and it's a freaking mess. However, isn't the climate thing not so bueno? And can you please clarify this whole "wall" mess? I don't get it.

Hello! :) I appreciate you seeing my beliefs being rational and non-shitty, that’s what I was hoping for! He’s been far from terrific and he’s faced plenty of criticism, some I agree with and a lot that I don’t. The fact that he’s completely exposed and rattled both parties and the media singlehandedly is already he’s greatest achievement. Personally, there’s quite a few things that I’ve liked so far.

He’s determined to improve our vetting procedure and security, even though leftist judges have tried their best to stop him, it’ll be in effect in the coming months. He’s cracking down on sanctuary cities who are illegally hiding and sheltering illegal immigrants. He’s put sanctions on countries who fund terrorist organizations, he’s stopping government lobbying, he’s approved the construction of the pipelines, he’s stopped making US citizens pay for abortions in foreign countries.

He’s withdrawn from the TPP and the Paris Agreement, he’s increased funds for NASA and is backing them to start plans with Mars and he’s increased our military budget, he’s calmed tensions with Russia, he’s leading the way in stopping North Korea. He’s fired Comey, he’s kept leading manufactures in the US, he’s already created almost a million jobs, America’s economy is boosting and consumer confidence is at the highest level in 17 years. Sure he’s made some mistakes but he’s hardly failed. Let’s give him at least a year though before we can make a real judgement.

The Paris Agreement has been a scam from the start and Trump did the right thing from removing us from it. To begin with, Obama never agreed to it, it was never sent to Senate because it would be rejected then just as it would now. The US was expected to pay the heaviest price while China and India, the largest and fourth largest carbon dioxide emitters, were to pay a fraction of the costs and even then, they never promised to lower carbon emissions, they only agreed to lower carbon intensity which was going to happen anyway without any treaties. You also have to decide if the leaders pushing for this enormous economic investment are being all that honest about global warming or what themselves would be doing to help, there’s just as much evidence against it as there is for it and the US was about to lose billions to fund other countries responsibilities. Trump isn’t pulling out from it altogether, he’s willing to invest into the cause, he just isn’t going to hand over billions of dollars to Macron to play with and without any irrefutable proof that it’s actually going to make a difference. 

As for the wall, we will find out more about it after they finish with the new healthcare plan and tax reform, they need to be certain of costs and what can be put towards the wall before they can take it to Congress. The wall will be built, Republicans are continuing proposals, other issues have just been prioritized right now which I have no problem with. Thanks! :) 

Honestly I like the head canon that Leo is asexual a lot because like:

  • He realizes it when he has a girlfriend lmao i don’t ship caleo and his girlfriend wants to move on but he can’t
  • He doesn’t want to he legitimate thought Percy and Annabeth had just made out when Chiron had caught them in their visit to CHB in Percy’s cabin
  • He can see why people like kisses he’s not against it himself
  • But anyway his girlfriend doesn’t like that and breaks up with him
  • Being the inside/sad outside/joker that he is he shrugs it off
  • But keeps wondering wether he’s broken
  • He keeps thinking nobody will like him (even as a friend) anymore because he’s a weirdo
  • Piper finds him sobbing quietly on Bunker 9 one night
  • Being the big sister she is she doesn’t leave him and stays with him through the night
  • She cuddles with him and when he finally tells her what is wrong she smiles
  • She explains to him all the sexualities and is not surprised nor angry at Leo because he didn’t know
  • Leo is kinda dying inside 
  • But he’s happy because he’s not broken
  • Piper explains how there’s many types and they all feel different, and how he doesn’t have to be afraid because of it
  • She tells him about Reyna and how she’s an aro/ace and Leo feels better
  • Then she tells him about Percy being bi (c’mon everyone knew by then) and Leo feels like he’s going to cry
  • Because she can’t believe Piper actually still loves him like a friend
  • They end up roasting marshmallows 
  • Leo doesn’t come out yet though
  • He wants to feel secure and comfortable before telling anybody
  • He tells Hazel first, who almost cries but holds him tight and tells him she’s so proud of him for coming out
  • Then he tells Jason
  • Jason can’t stop smiling because his friend is happy and knows how he feels and he just wants to hug the living daylights out of him
  • Spoiler alert: he does
  • Nico, Percy, Annabeth, Frank and basically the whole of CHB all find out when Chiron starts taking roll call and instead of saying “I’m here!” he says “I’m queer!”
  • he laughed so hard while everyone was looking at him
  • But again, he was dying inside
  • Almost the whole camp proceeded to hug him after he showed his consent
  • Frank almost suffocated him Jesus Christ he’d never actually shown any kind of friendly interaction with Leo
  • But anyways
  • Incredibly, Reyna is next.
  • He tells her because he was feeling bad again
  • He can’t stop thinking about his girlfriend’s betrayed look and how she pushed him away
  • He wants to forget
  • But he can’t
  • So Reyna finds him, on her bed when she returns from a meeting
  • For a terrifying moment she thinks he wants to have sex  with her and she’ll have to explain it all again
  • But he just blurts it out
  • And almost all her hate for him is gone 
  • (She’s still kinda bitter over the whole “blowing up Rome” thing)
  • They sit together and talk and Reyna tells him all about how she recognized who she was
  • She had always kind of felt it but she realized it when Aphrodite came to her
  • Yes Aphrodite gave her the talk fIGHT ME
  • So after quite an awkward moment Aphrodite told her she could choose how she felt
  • She immediately knew she was asexual/aromantic
  • Contrary to what most demigods think Aphrodite does not hate aro/ac people
  • She nodded 
  • But she was still a little disappointed inside because let’s face it the gods are pretty stubborn and she loved Reyna’s love story
  • But even though the camp was pretty shocked when she came out because of the whole Percy/Jason thing they all supported her
  • Leo and Reyna basically ended up exchanging hilarious stories about their lives
  • And not so hilarious ones when they had been rejected
  • But all in all it was a pretty good experience, and in the end, Leo thought
  • Maybe it wasn’t so bad to share your feelings after all

hannahriley12  asked:

Can you do 8 ad 5 on list number 3 for Liam. Where he's stressed about being a werewolf and reader comforts him

“Li” you said, opening your door to him with furrowed eyebrows. “Urm, what’re you doing here… Not that I don’t want you here, I just wasn’t expecting you, that’s all” you said, ushering him in out of the cold. “Werewolf stuff” he mumbled in response. “Oh… Scotty! Liam’s here to talk to you!” you called up the stairs to your older brother, hearing him open his bedroom door.

“NO” Liam burst out. “I mean no… I wanted to talk to you” he said quieter, knowing Scott was listening in and had gone back into his room to ‘study’ which was really just him and Stiles and gossiping like teenage girls.

“Come on” you said, leading Liam to your room across from Scott’s, shutting your door behind you and falling into your back on your bed next to Liam. “So what’s up Li” you asked, turning you head to look at him, seeing he was doing the same thing.

“I don’t like this…The whole being a werewolf thing, it..it just hurts too much” he said, his voice sad and solemn. “Can you hold me” he whispered, as if he were ashamed. “Of course I can Li, as long as we have each other, everything’ll be alright, promise”

“See, Y/n, that’s the thing, if I loose you, I-I don't even know what I’d do because your my whole world and it would crush Scott, too” he said, sitting up and pulling of his shirt and jeans, watching as you stripped down to your shorts and pulled on one of his shirts left there by him. He lay back down, this time facing you, one of your arms draped over his waist, tracing patterns on his back, he pulled you closer, reaching out and running his thumb over your cheek so softly you almost didn’t feel it.

“You’re not gonna loose me Liam, you couldn’t get rid of me that easy” you mumbled in response, your breath tickling his neck and collar bone as you giggled, your other hand going to play with his hair.

“You’re damn right about that, no ones gonna hurt you, no while I’m around” Liam added confidently. About to speak up once more when Scott popped his head into the room. “I can confirm no one will be hurting you because I’m your older brother, my job is to protect you and I’m a true alpha, with a pack, anyone who wants you will have to go through me, Malia, Lydia, Mom, Parrish, Derek, Braeden, Chris, Kira, Liam, hell, even Allison’s ghost would be here protecting you bec-” Scott was interrupted when a shout came from his room. “Hey! Me too! I have a bat!” Stiles voice came, making you laugh.

“And Liam, I trust you with my little sister, treat her good and no sex until your married, even then, no sex”

You groaned and hit your face in the pillow as laughter echoed through the house from everyone, the pack, who you hadn’t even know were over all laughing as your face got redder and redder.

“I guess we have it good sometime eh, all you need is a lot of love, and we’ve got plenty of that”

Holy Ghost lyric sentence starters
  • "He's been haunting my dreams at night."
  • "Fucked for the ride home if I can't find two bills to rub together before."
  • "I always wonder if you're smiling at us or if you're looking away."
  • "I'm stuck here, too."
  • "What's the point of staying awake?"
  • "I am weak and I am stubborn."
  • "This is all I have right now."
  • "I want to make something good, I want to make something better."
  • "Where I want to be still seems a thousand miles away."
  • "Pretending we feel safe right here gets harder every day."
  • "You ate the words you always used to say."
  • "There will be no more fucking around today."
  • "Drunk and worthless, spewing bullshit all across the stage."
  • "I don't believe you, you're all the same."
  • "All this booze is useless."
  • "Days like this I miss listening to records and making coffee together."
  • "I tried sleeping in our bed without you last night; that didn't work at all, 'cause I couldn't sleep."
  • "You hold my hand, you hold your liquor."
  • "Look me in the eyes and act like I don't know how shame works."
  • "She's acting like she knows what's up."
  • "I won’t answer when they call."
  • "Drank a lot and danced to The Cure."
  • "Holding on for dear life to the frayed edge of a feeling we misplaced years ago."
  • "We should really get back home."
  • "Swinging open doors I swore I’d shut."
  • "Misplaced gazes, things we still deny to selves and hesitate to talk about."
  • "Are you hiding or have I abandoned you?"
  • "You tell me if I'm wrong, but you know I'm right."
  • "I know it can't be in my head."
  • "I can’t help thinking about you this whole ride home."
  • "Forever waiting for you."
  • "Ever-aching 'cause I’m longing for when I’ll be coming back to you."
  • "I’m not the same as I was, but that’s cool, whatever."
  • "With you, I’m safe, intact and hopeful."
  • "We’ll make it together."
  • "Did you ever love me?"
  • "Is this past or present?"
  • "You think we can make it."
  • "I wish I felt the same way I did then."
  • "Homesick, just waiting to return to you and your bed."
  • "It's not like me to forgive and move on."
  • "Tell me this is forever."
  • "Now that I’m older I’ve seen what I’ve been; ruthless, ungrateful."
  • "I don’t wanna wait for anyone."
  • "It’s not about me this time - there I go lying again."
  • "I don’t know what I’m doing anymore."
  • "Is it possible I’m overthinking this?"
  • "I'm a waste of time and space."
  • "I don't know how I got here."
  • "Get lost."
  • "I hate everything."
  • "I can feel the need to change me from the inside."
  • "I can't let anyone know just yet."
  • "If it's all the same, it's time to confront this face to face."
  • "I'll be with you the whole way."
  • "It'll take time, that's fact."
  • "I'm not just another face, I'm not just another name."
  • "Even if you can't see it now, we're proud of what's to come, and you."

russianspacegeckosexparty  asked:

Racist fangirls are a trip because they'll outright admit that they don't like nonwhite male characters because they don't find them attractive so they can quit with that whole "These white mlm pairings are progressive" spiel, they just love seeing conventionally attractive white dudes bone

What always cracks me up is that no one ever asks for that information.
No one ever goes “why do you ship these white guys” because in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter. But racists in fandom, when faced with even the slightest chance that they may be called out or that fandom isn’t approving of their single-minded focus on white masculinity, call themselves out all while trying to appear as though they’re truly subversive because they write and read certain kinds of fan fiction. 

Like I personally don’t care why you ship a thing. That’s so none of my business and not only am I not entitled to an explanation, I don’t want one.

But do you know how many people, back when my first slash-critical posts were first going around, felt like they needed to explain why they shipped Spock/Kirk or why they liked Steve/Tony to me as if that mattered. And their excuses erased people of color all the time. 

They didn’t see how Uhura could be a good partner for Spock or read Rhodey/Tony as platonic or even abusive on Rhodey’s part. There were excuses after excuses that put the weight of representation on characters of color as shippers claimed their (valid) right to queer representation.

And I’m so tired of that shit.

I think I prefer it when people in fandom drop the coded language and just say outright that it’s impossible for them to see people of color as attractive so that I can straight up block, mock, and avoid. Because while I’m certain that some shippers do believe that they’re making a difference with what they’re writing and reading, the fact is that with most things in fandom, there are others out there who are just in it for the instant personal gratification. 

Which is fine. Personal gratification isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

But I need these people to stop telling anyone that their interest comes specifically from a place that wants to help queer men get representation or that they’re really here for queering characters against a heterocentric canon and world when the only queer men they care about getting their happily ever afters are the white ones who’ve probably rarely had a positive conversation in their canon.

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When asked about his past, Sarevok has little to add beyond what you already know. He grew up a homeless urchin in the streets of until he was adopted by his foster father into the Iron Throne. He studied the art of intimidation, the cruelest and most brutal styles of combat, in order to become a Deathbringer that could paralyze an opponent in melee through fear alone… as well as sometimes killing the most powerful opponents in a single, massive blow. Sarevok had an ambition that did not die even when his body did… as you well know, now. Sarevok keeps mostly to himself, but at odd moments you can see him staring in your direction, his face an emotionless mask. Part of you wonders if your brutal half-brother ponders what might have been…

My History of Science Was Wrong
  • Back when Venus passed between Earth and the Sun, a conversation with a local astronomer got me interested in reading just a little bit about the history of astronomy. I was completely surprised by how reasonable old-timey theories like Aristotle's levity/gravity and a geocentric Earth are--IF you drop your presentist knowledge in favour of the tools that were around at the time.
  • I learned a lot of things from reading just one (long) online comment-thread
  • Part of the understanding is just how crazy our modern cosmology is. Of course none of us question it because there were astronauts on the moon on TV and besides our teachers told us so and they have a higher social position and education than we do. (Bacon) This really hit home for me when I read that some ancient Greek natural-philosophers had measured how fast the Earth would have to spin to validate heliocentricity and concluded the number (~10,000 mph) was ludicrous. It sure feels like I'm standing still and not being blown by a 10,000 mph wind!
  • One ancient natural-philosopher speculated: If only there were some kind of ... ENVELOPE, or SHEATH, that would protect everything from spinning off and keep the air still on the Earth as the Earth whirled at its . Speaking of ad-hoc theories that fail Ockham's Razor....
  • (But wait ... how could they make that calculation if they thought the Earth was Flat because no Col&oacute;n/Magellan...? I think that's another misconception I'll have to remedy later.)
  • Also interesting is that the concept of relativistic frames shows up in the 14th century. To say whether the celestial sphere or the Earthly sphere is rotating (what the stars can be observed to do at night) ... well, it's all just a matter of perspective, innit? Neither one "is really" rotating, it's just that the "other" is rotating -- considered from wherever "you" are standing.
  • I was also reminded, in imagining the astronomers working with their epicycles to predict -- quantitatively, not necessarily knowing the underlying mechanism -- the motions of the stars and planets, of quantitative finance. Particularly the machine-learning side. We just try to figure out *a* formula that works. If it has lower Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension, great, but all we're really trying to do is predict what will happen or, more often, the risk of X happening. I can imagine future economists looking back on what fools we are, with our neural nets trained on the wrong data and overfitting the wrong functional forms. All for the sake of making a dollar and getting that social approval.
  • Have you ever tried explaining why inertia is right and things all fall at the same speed to a kid? Because things don't all fall at the same speed, and smoke in fact goes up. Not only that, but (if you have chosen to live far enough away from artificial light or regularly venture there at night) the sky is obviously still and even with great precision we can't measure parallax. Not to mention
  • Also -- that whole "Humans have over time come to see themselves as less and less special or privileged in the order of the universe"? Who said that, Sagan? I oughtta put a different book in front of his face before he promulgated all that stuff. The ancients and medievals didn't see humans as special or privileged by the Earth being at the centre of the Universe. They saw us as being at the bottom (which we obviously are. all the Heavens are above us. "up" is defined as the normal to the manifold surface of the Earth) of the natural order. This is totally consistent with the Fallen post-Eden state -- the Earth getting older and decaying, Man living shorter and shorter lifespans and falling deeper into Sin, the great civilisations of the past crumbling and decaying.
  • Anyway, there are way too many informative things said by different people to do "Quote" posts and I want these to be tied together. So I'm using the "Chat" Format instead.
  • if heliocentrism is so blatantly obvious and only the stupid Catholics didn’t get it because of their “blind faith”, why did the Chinese, who were unencumbered by both Aristotle and the Bible, have to wait until the Jesuits – of all people – came, rather than vice versa? It’s funny how all these clamorous indictments against the Catholic Church for holding back science somehow amount to a big insult to non-European civilizations, who didn’t have the evil Church to hold them back and somehow still didn’t make it, despite being given a 1000-year headstart.
  • Don’t forget, heliocentrism had been falsified in good Popperian fashion by the absence of the predicted stellar parallax and the lack of eastward deflection in falling bodies. (Good evidence why Popper is inadequate.) The latter was not empirically settled until the 1790s when Gugliemini dropped weights down the inside of the spiral staircase of the tower of the Univ. of Bologna. The former was apparently settled when Calandrelli observed parallax in a-Lyrae. (“Apparently” because some have contended that he could not have actually observed it. However, it was reported in the literature in 1803.)
  • the Jesuits were half-way convinced. Grienberger was reported to have said that Scheiner was on board and even Clavius was not far from the Copernican system. Then GG had to get into a flame war with Grassi over the comets of 1618, where Grassi had made meticulous telescopic observations and was clearly right on the science while GG had not even bothered to observe them, and so the Jesuits, who had earlier celebrated Galileo, sat on their hands when he went on trial.
  • Galileo declared that the comets of 1618 were emanations in the earth’s atmosphere; whereas the Jesuit astronomers claimed they were bodies in highly eccentric orbits that had come from somewhere beyond the moon. In the Dialogo, Galileo had claimed the ocean tides were sloshing caused by the earth’s rotation and so conclusive proof. But centuries before, Aquinas had written that the tides were caused somehow by the moon.
  • Somebody else pointed out that the Catholics have had the longest-running astronomical observatory in the world. Elsewhere that Aquinas wrote that there are multiple possible interpretations of the Bible and we shouldn't settle on THE official one until we know it's true (however false interpretations can be ruled out)
  • Apparently the future Pope told Galileo in 1611 that the theologians needed a little time to go over his work. He pushed them on the issue and said they needed to reinterpret the Bible based on his work of natural philosophy, That was a no-no because only the Church can interpret the Bible (this is before Martin Luther) and that is in fact where all of their political power comes from. So rather than being anti-science, the Church was forced, politically, into taking GG head on when, for intellectual reasons, they woudl have preferred to continue their centuries-long project of squaring science with religion.
  • (In the discussion it coes clear that science and religion as we think of them today are misleading terms, because science as we understand it didn't exist and neither did religion as we understand it. Natural philosophy, astronomy, geometry, and theology are better terms.
  • here's what the other guy said:
  • The Catholic Church has one of the oldest operating observatories in the world. During the time the Catholic Church was ascendant, Europe experienced one of the greatest scientific booms in world history.
  • The conflict thesis about Galileo and Bruno are basically urban legends that have little connection to what actually happened. It always disappoints atheists when they find out that Galileo was actually kind of a dick, and Bruno wasn't executed in the slightest for his support of heliocentrism, but I try to always attack urban legends whenever they crop up.
  • Geocentricity was not seen to support humanity’s “specialness”. The centre of the universe was the bottom of the universe – everywhere you looked was up. That we occupy the place of least dignity in the universe was a commonplace of classical & medieval poetry. --Andrew Brew
  • "Anachronistically, we tend to think the Church's great problem was negotiating the difference between dogma and emerging science. But the Galileo debate was superimposed on a much older struggle to assimilate Greek thought (Aristotle) w Church teaching." —Jim Harrison
  • "Immutability of the heavens is not & never was prerequisite to geocentricity. Stoics rejected immutability & accepted geo."—@rmathematicus
  • "There is an obsession with suggesting that X was wrong, and that the 'truth' came along and bulldozed all previous lies."—Pete Langman
  • "contrary to popular opinion, Copernicus’ De revolutionibus was not on the Librorum Prohibitorum but only referred there until corrected."
  • "Kepler worried about having his book on the Librorum Prohibitorum but friends pointed out that it became more attractive, forbidden fruit."
  • "All the ban meant was that scholars could not find the book on open shelves but had to apply…duly delivered from the poison cabinet."
  • attributed as a chat
  • presentist ... fuels debate
  • W
  • Jim Harrison: What really ended the debate was not a decision on which system had fewer epicycles and assumptions, but the emergence of a persuasive dynamic explanation. So long as it’s just a matter of geometry, Tycho’s system works as well as a heliocentric system even if you consider the phases of Venus. Once you develop laws of motion and a theory of gravity, however, it becomes pretty hard to think that the itty bitty Earth is lording it over the enormous sun. It seems there was this guy named Newton…
  • Came across a historian of science who is tearing apart the story we were all told about the Catholic Church and Galileo.
  • https: //thonyc.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/but-it-doesn%e2%80%99t-move/
  • A few choice quotes:
  • @rmathematicus: if heliocentrism is so blatantly obvious and only the stupid Catholics didn’t get it because of their “blind faith”, why did the Chinese, who were unencumbered by both Aristotle and the Bible, have to wait until the Jesuits – of all people – came, rather than vice versa? It’s funny how all these clamorous indictments against the Catholic Church for holding back science somehow amount to a big insult to non-European civilizations, who didn’t have the evil Church to hold them back and somehow still didn’t make it, despite being given a 1000-year headstart.
  • @rmathematicus: Don’t forget, heliocentrism had been falsified in good Popperian fashion by the absence of the predicted stellar parallax and the lack of eastward deflection in falling bodies. (Good evidence why Popper is inadequate.) The latter was not empirically settled until the 1790s when Gugliemini dropped weights down the inside of the spiral staircase of the tower of the Univ. of Bologna. The former was apparently settled when Calandrelli observed parallax in a-Lyrae. (“Apparently” because some have contended that he could not have actually observed it. However, it was reported in the literature in 1803.)
  • @rmathematicus: the Jesuits were half-way convinced. Grienberger was reported to have said that Scheiner was on board and even Clavius was not far from the Copernican system. Then GG had to get into a flame war with Grassi over the comets of 1618, where Grassi had made meticulous telescopic observations and was clearly right on the science while GG had not even bothered to observe them, and so the Jesuits, who had earlier celebrated Galileo, sat on their hands when he went on trial.
  • @rmathematics: Galileo declared that the comets of 1618 were emanations in the earth’s atmosphere; whereas the Jesuit astronomers claimed they were bodies in highly eccentric orbits that had come from somewhere beyond the moon. In the Dialogo, Galileo had claimed the ocean tides were sloshing caused by the earth’s rotation and so conclusive proof. But centuries before, Aquinas had written that the tides were caused somehow by the moon.
  • @rmathematicus: Somebody else pointed out that the Catholics have had the longest-running astronomical observatory in the world. Elsewhere that Aquinas wrote that there are multiple possible interpretations of the Bible and we shouldn't settle on THE official one until we know it's true (however false interpretations can be ruled out)
  • @rmathematicus: Apparently the future Pope told Galileo in 1611 that the theologians needed a little time to go over his work. He pushed them on the issue and said they needed to reinterpret the Bible based on his work of natural philosophy, That was a no-no because only the Church can interpret the Bible (this is before Martin Luther) and that is in fact where all of their political power comes from. So rather than being anti-science, the Church was forced, politically, into taking GG head on when, for intellectual reasons, they woudl have preferred to continue their centuries-long project of squaring science with religion.
  • @isomorphisms: (In the discussion it coes clear that science and religion as we think of them today are misleading terms, because science as we understand it didn't exist and neither did religion as we understand it. Natural philosophy, astronomy, geometry, and theology are better terms.
  • here's what the other guy said:
  • The Catholic Church has one of the oldest operating observatories in the world. During the time the Catholic Church was ascendant, Europe experienced one of the greatest scientific booms in world history.
  • The conflict thesis about Galileo and Bruno are basically urban legends that have little connection to what actually happened. It always disappoints atheists when they find out that Galileo was actually kind of a dick, and Bruno wasn't executed in the slightest for his support of heliocentrism, but I try to always attack urban legends whenever they crop up.
  • Andrew Brew: Geocentricity was not seen to support humanity’s “specialness”. The centre of the universe was the bottom of the universe – everywhere you looked was up. That we occupy the place of least dignity in the universe was a commonplace of classical & medieval poetry.
  • Jim Harrison: Anachronistically, we tend to think the Church's great problem was negotiating the difference between dogma and emerging science. But the Galileo debate was superimposed on a much older struggle to assimilate Greek thought (Aristotle) w Church teaching.
  • @rmathematicus: Immutability of the heavens is not & never was prerequisite to geocentricity. The Stoics, for example, rejected immutability & accepted geocentricity.
  • Pete Langman: There is an obsession with suggesting that X was wrong, and that the 'truth' came along and bulldozed all previous lies.
  • "contrary to popular opinion, Copernicus’ De revolutionibus was not on the Librorum Prohibitorum but only referred there until corrected."
  • "Kepler worried about having his book on the Librorum Prohibitorum but friends pointed out that it became more attractive, forbidden fruit."
  • "All the ban meant was that scholars could not find the book on open shelves but had to apply…duly delivered from the poison cabinet."
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For a second I would like to talk about why this moment is so important to me. Louis has his arms behind him so that he can wrap them around Harry, and they look so incredibly comfortable standing this way. This was their casual. No one questioned it, because it was a normal thing that Harry and Louis would do, and everyone was used to seeing it. Not to mention, as Harry is talking, Louis has a really slight smile on his face the whole time, which just makes this little moment even more precious because you can see the delight on his face at the sound of Harry’s voice. This is hands down one of the most iconic Larry moments for me and after seeing this I don’t know how anyone can deny that they aren’t in love.

lynch. 2004 - 2014 live DVD
  • [All MC's before the encore]
  • Hazuki: Well, we haven't really decided on anything beforehand but since it's our 10th anniversary probably everybody has to say something.
  • Crowd: Whooo
  • Hazuki: Whooo whooo~ ... Reo... or AK... which one to put last...
  • Reo: *points at AK to start with him and says something nobody can hear*
  • Crowd: AK! AK!
  • Hazuki: No no no no no, well let's start with AK
  • AK: It's me, Akinori, thanks guys. lynch. turned 10 now. So I hear "congratulations" from a lot of people lately, today, all of you said that, too, so because of that I want to thank you all. Thank you! So, after these 10 years have passed I want to make today a start line and become more awesome in the next 10 years. Please support lynch. from now on, too. Thank you very much!
  • Hazuki: Splendid! Well... then... how about we continue with Yuusuke?... Guitar: Yuusuke!
  • Yuusuke: Yeah!!
  • Crowd: Yeah!!
  • Yuusuke: Ahh nice, once more, YEAH!!
  • Crowd: YEAH!!
  • Yuusuke: You're great. Thanks for coming. 10 years have passed, even if I have only been there for 8. So haven't been there for the whole time, just like a lot of you, and even I guess that there are a lot who have followed lynch. all this time, I also wanna see this as a start line now, so let us walk this road together for the next 10, 20 or 30 years. I want to make that journey with all of you, so whatever happens, don't let us part and come along with us, please.
  • Hazuki: Splendid. If we'd go on for 30 years, Reo would be 70.
  • Reo: *makes refusing face*
  • Hazuki: *mimes him being old and apologizes immediatly for making fun of his senpai* Thehe... well, Asanao... Drums: Asanao!
  • Asanao: YEAH!!
  • Crowd: YEAH!!
  • Asanao: Hahaha, ahh, that's fun.
  • Crowd: Asanao!!
  • Asanao: Yeah yeah yeah, thanks, thank you. Well, it started out as the three of us, then Yuusuke and AK joined. So 10 years have passed and like it was said before, I wanna continue as this group of 5 people for the next 10 or 20 years and wanna hold many more lives with you. Will you be there 10 years from now?
  • Crowd: Yes!
  • Asanao: You're coming, right??
  • Crowd: Yes!!!
  • Asanao: YOU'RE COMING, RIGHT???
  • Crowd: YES!!!
  • Asanao: YEAH!!!
  • Crowd: YEAH!!!
  • Asanao: *giggles* Thank you.
  • Hazuki: That was splendid. Well... leader *bows*
  • Crowd: REO! Reo!!
  • Hazuki: Guitar: Reo!
  • Reo: YAY!!
  • Crowd: YAY!!
  • Reo: YAY!!
  • Crowd: YAY!!
  • Reo: Well I had to finish what the others started right... Well, thanks to you lynch. has managed to be together for 10 years. This is something personal now. So I started lynch. when I was 30 and all the friends and people around me would say that starting an indies band at that age is pointless. But still I continued making music with these two, Asanao and Hazuki, and believed that we would make it. There were a lot of hard times, too, of course. But seeing you here in front of me today, I am really glad that I believed in us. I am 40 now, but even when I'm 50, when I'm 60, I REALLY mean to continue. A lot of people have complexes about getting old. But as for me, I really wanna be able to hold lives at this age. So the other members, the staff, all of you that are here today, and all of the others throughout the country, you are all a treasure for me. So for the next 10 years I really want to hold lives on big stages like this. So please come along with us. Please keep supporting us. ... YAY!!
  • Crowd: YAY!!
  • Hazuki: Well, well well...
  • Crowd: HAZUKI!!!
  • Hazuki: I already talked before!
  • Reo: You have to.
  • Hazuki: I already did!
  • Reo: Nope. Once more. You want to hear him, right? Right? See, they wanna hear what you have to say!
  • Hazuki: Nah nah nah, I think I already have been talking enough. *pouts and rubs his belly* Mhhh...
  • Crowd: *cheers for Hazuki because lost Disney princess needs to be begged first*
  • Hazuki: Mh? YAAAAAY!!
  • Crowd: YAAY!!
  • Hazuki: Like that right... Okay, so seems like I have to talk. Well, yeah, mh, right. So I had goals from back when we started. At first it was of course a one man live. Then Takadanobaba Area. Then O-West, Liquid Room, O-East, so we played everywhere I thought I wanted to play at. And I really really wanted to play at Zepp Tokyo so it was great to play there at a tour final. And we did Zepp Tokyo, we even did a Zepp Tour. And something like Shinkiba wasn't in sight for a long time. This here was like - how should I put it - above the clouds. So at first I didn't think that far, but after Zepp Tokyo the thought of definitely wanting to play here came up. And with time that came to be a real thing. But still, there are a lot of places above that. Well, as for live houses, this is the maximum, when comes to the number [of people]. So what are we gonna do from now on. Well, there is one place I definitely wanna go to. Haha, well, you might know. And I REALLY wanna aim for that. So the... how should I say that... the thought that if I didn't put it into words it can't come true has increased, so I wanna say that out loud in front of you, is that okay? Mh, I already said it during the Zepp Tour. I also wrote in on a Daruma. So for all of you who haven't been there I'll say it one more time: ABSOLUTELY... Let's play at Budokan.
  • Crowd: *cheers*
  • Hazuki: Absolutely. I am fucking seriously aiming for that. Please come with us from now on, too!!! ... I've said it. I've really said it. Budokan. Defnitiely let us do that. So then there's more. After Budokan there is Yokohama Arena. And the Tokyo Dome. So when we turn 70 and are like this *imitates an old person walking*... yeah. I really wanna do that in the future. That's the power of words. If you want your dreams to come true that is a good way to start with putting them into words. So I'm gonna say it once more: In the next years I fucking wanna play at Budokan. Please support us.
  • Crowd: *cheers*
  • Hazuki: Yosh~ I can't think of any more things to say. Until now we have played 30 songs. So, after playing one or two songs now and then coming to an end... we really don't plan on doing that. I am sorry, but this bothersome feeling will continue a little longer. Guys? Are you alright? Can you stand it any longer? Are you with us? Let's go!

Have you ever seen Amy Pond smile so wholly, so happily and contentedly and widely and bursting with more splendor in your entire life? Have you ever seen two people look at each other with more awe and wonder and a knowing that there is nothing more right than seeing each other at that exact moment? I think not. 

I want three sets of WoT books.

One set of hardcovers, the purpose of which is just to sit in the shelf and look pretty, because who the heck enjoys reading books of this size in hardback??

A set of paperbacks that’s just for me, that I can underline and scribble in the margins of to my heart’s content.

And another set of paperbacks that I’ll shove in people’s faces when they show the slightest interest, like, HERE FRIEND YOU CAN BORROW THIS HAVE THE WHOLE SERIES OKAY.

anonymous asked:

I don't understand why you think getting people fired from their jobs will help the cause. Are they ignorant assholes for posting blatantly racist shit on the internet? Fuck yes. But let them be just that. When you let it anger you to that point it is damaging to you. Even if they get fired they will still be ignorant ass holes. It won't change them or make them see your point. All it's doing is damaging you homes. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Racists facing backlash are the least of my problems.

~Eon