youkaiphilosopher:

prince-shotoku:

A promising new fan animation project called “Hifuu Club Activity Record ~ The Sealed Esoteric History.” Centering around the Sealing Club, as quoted from this extract: 
"This series follows the exploits of Sealing Club, as they reveal the truth behind ancient tales, and discover the forgotten past of Gensokyo."

The project will be manned by the new circle “Kyoto Fantasy Troupe”
Main websites (Will be available in English): http://kyotofantasytroupe.net/
https://twitter.com/fantasytroupe

The animation layouts look pretty nice too.

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Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.
Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic

slatestarscratchpad:

Today I was working on getting my new laptop set up. I needed the answer to a quick calculation, one that would be *just* a little too annoying to try to do in my head, so I looked for Calculator, and I couldn’t find it. I started looking through all the different folders. Nothing. I knew I could find one online, but I was in the process of getting the wifi working so that wasn’t available either. I had the installer for Excel, but I didn’t have it in yet, and I didn’t know if that would be the most efficient solution…

And in the middle of this long search, I realized - this whole computer is a giant calculating machine. Everything I do on here is probably requiring hundreds of calculations to carry out - each mouse click, each folder I’m opening - and every one of them is probably harder than the calculation I’m trying to solve.

And then I realize - also, my brain is an even *more* powerful calculator, probably doing millions of calculations a second just to allow me to process what I’m seeing and move my hands over the keys. And each of those millions of calculations is probably more complex than the one I want to do.

So I am using one superadvanced computing machine to perform thousands of difficult calculations in order to be able to use another superadvanced computing machine to perform thousands of difficult calculations in order to find a very simple computing machine so I can make it do one very simple calculation in a way I can use.

I am reminded of a story I saw on Futility Closet:


Einstein and Straus had finished the preparation of a paper and were looking for a paper clip. After opening a lot of drawers they finally found one which turned out to be too badly bent for use. So they were looking for a tool to straighten it. Opening a lot more drawers they came upon a whole box of unused paper clips. Einstein immediately started to shape one of them into a tool to straighten the bent one. When Straus asked what he was doing, he said, ‘Once I am set on a goal, it becomes difficult to deflect me.’

Einstein later said to an assistant at Princeton that this was the most characteristic anecdote that could be told of him.

queenshulamit:

lightningblitz6:

daysofxavierspast:

zeelaonmars:

scalestails:

are u fucking kidding me

octopi are just as ridiculous as cats ok

"NOPE".

" MY BOWL"

ozymandias271

(Source: 4gifs)

Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. The act of choosing simply means we’ve committed ourselves to a set of behaviors greater than the sum of our individual inclinations: I will listen to his sadness, even when I’m deep in my own. To say ‘going through the motions’—this isn’t reduction so much as acknowledgment of the effort—the labor, the motions, the dance—of getting inside another person’s state of heart or mind.

This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always arise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.

Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams

edwardspoonhands:

notational:

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

For educational purposes only. You can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010): youtu.be/g-SL4ejpP94
Noah (2013): vimeo.com/81257262
Transformers: the Premake (2014): youtu.be/dD3K1eWXI54

Music:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - In Motion (from The Social Network)
David Arnold & Michael Price - On the Move (from Sherlock)
Daft Punk - End of Line (from Tron: Legacy)
Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT!! Watch this. I wrote my thesis on the relationship between the internet and physical space and my views on it have evolved dramatically since then, but investigating how it is portrayed in film is such a cool way of analyzing it. Still much work to be done…I can’t wait to watch the first movie that takes place entirely on the internet.

(Source: vimeo.com)

killuangel:

"it’s like freud always said," says the ‘psychologist’ character in the movie, making everyone in the audience who knows anything at all about psychology flinch involuntarily

Let’s play a game!

queenshulamit:

lichgem:

socialjusticefeline:

2ndversesameasthe1st:

dardrian:

erinkyan:

ironedorchid:

madamehardy:

foxberryblue:

Stand where you are, look around, and list whatever liquidy thing is closest to you. This is now your fanfic lube.

Water is actually an improvement. One swallow before that it would have been Greek grappa.

It’s a good thing I just finished the coffee, but still have some water in my glass.

half water half vinegar oh nooooooo

Honey. Uh, NO.

Plain yogurt… Which isn’t the worst, I guess?

Water. It works over other…things… that have been used.

HOT SAUCE D: D: D: D:

BLEACH

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Hand lotion. That was surprisingly normal? And certainly less dangerous than other things.

queenshulamit:

thepokeduck:

elodieunderglass:

foxyplaydate:

thatblondeperson:

blaineitontheapplejuicee:

mirijade:

jayrockin:

fahrae:

brootalnoodles:

imgengy:

i paid $150 for this textbook 

what

screams

hot

Better than 50 Shades of Grey.

octopus 

Ok before I realized this was about an octopus…..that was the most terrifyingly disturbing thing I had ever read.

I STARTED LAUGHING WHEN THE MAN HAD FIVE ARMS AND HAVEN’T STOPPED YET

my blog is too much randomized anger and roaring here is octopus sex

Ah tumblr. Where you come for the Marvel gifs and stay for the hot octopus sex.

(Source: magnezone)

rifleweeb:

college.jpg

(Source: randinternet)

The worm drives helically through the wood
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days
Perhaps you will not miss them. That’s the joke.
The universe winds down. That’s how it’s made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you’ll get the chance to choose.
Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.