Sunday, April 20, 2014

maisiewilliams:

SEASONS OF D&D WOOBIFYING JAIME LANNISTER - MAKING HIM KINDER, MAKING HIM CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN HE HAD WITH CERSEI, GIVING HIM SCENES THAT HINT AT REDEMPTION - AND THIS ALL CUMULATES IN THEM TAKING THE ONE THING THAT IS PURE ABOUT JAIME LANNISTER, THE ONE HONOR HE HAS, HOW MUCH HE LOVES CERSEI LANNISTER AND NO ONE ELSE, AND THEY FUCKING DESTROY IT WITH A NON CANON RAPE SCENE

Apr 20 - this weekend went by way too fast #365feministselfie

Apr 20 - this weekend went by way too fast #365feministselfie

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rionhunter:

I made a response to this, but unfortunately, tumblr has a way of eating up anything more than 10 lines long, and it got a little lost.  So, even though I’m not Hank, I thought I would make a full post explaining the science. 

To understand why it’s happening, though, I’m going to have to quickly explain to you what is happening first.

Hopefully we all know that animation (and film) is just a collection of images, flashed in quick succession.  The motion that we see, however, is pieced together in our brains, thanks to a thing called ‘persistence of vision’.

Persistence of Vision is caused by the lag in your brain.  Seriously.
That brief instant it takes for your brain to understand what it’s seeing is the reason you’re able to watch movies.  And we should be thankful for that brief instant.

Light comes into your eyeballs, and it’s crazy hectic data.  There’s so much stuff happening all the time everywhere.  And while our brains are good, they can’t process everything they’re seeing at light speed.  Everything we perceive through our retinas is just light, bouncing off other things.  We all know that, but it’s something we often forget.

The brain processes one instant of reality, then a snapshot of the next, and then the next, and so on, and pieces them together to create motion.

This is everything.  This is your entire reality.  The perception of instances blended together to form a delicious smoothy of senses.

For motion to be consistent, however, what it’s seeing needs to resemble what it was seeing the moment before.  For example, for objectX to look like it’s moving, it needs to mostly be where it was the microsecond before, but slightly not.

Basically, you need to think about those ol’ claymations kids make, where the lego slowly edges fowards.  You need to take that concept, and apply it to everything you’ve ever known and loved.

If objectX doesn’t overlap where it was before, it’ll look liked it appeared there out of nowhere or a whole new objectX.  This is when the illusion of movement is broken.  It doesn’t occur in live-action movies or reality as much, because it’s hard to break the illusion of reality when you’re in reality, whereas to create a realistic perception of reality, from nothing, on a screen?

Yeah, a little trickier.

In an industry setting, animators have to create at least 25 frames for every second of footage (FPS).  And sometimes, in that 25 frames, animators need to have something move so fast on a frame, that it doesn’t overlap its previous self.

Their solution, as you probably know, is to stretch and contort their object in a way that’s not dissimilar from motion blur with cameras.  Especially when you acknowledge that motion blur is everything that’s happening for that 1/25th of a second.

Again, a lot of this is common knowledge, but it’s a matter of how it all pieces together to work.

As you can see here, in figure A, the hotdogs are smoothly sliding out at a consistent speed, which means, if you were to mark each spot they were in every frame, the marks would make a straight line.

The intervals between each marking isn’t very much, because they’re moving quite slowly.  The hotdogs are mostly overlapping themselves between each frame.

Now remember that the illusion of movement is all in your brain, where it looks for something that resembled the instant before, and projects trajectory into your concious.

The only reason you’re able to reverse the flow of hotdogs is because they look so similar, and because it’s literally all in your head.

When you make yourself think the flow of hotdogs is going into this fine gentleman’s pants, you’re making yourself believe that, in one frame, hotdogX moves almost a whole hotdog length down, instead of only a little bit of a hotdog length up.

And because it’s almost a whole hotdog length down, in just one frame, the distance of the intervals along the hotdog’s trajectory increases, which means it travels more distance in the same amount of time. 

In that one instance of perceived reality (IPR)(Don’t use that anywhere serious, I just made that up), the hotdog moves 9 pixels, instead of 2 (approx.)(I’m not going to count them)

So, to summarize the answer to your question (aka TL:DR);

The reason why the ‘dogs fly into his pants faster is because your brain lag enables you to perceive motion through light  (it likes things that look the same).  And when things look the same, you can screw with your brain something hardcore. 
When you force your brain to see things at different intervals, it can change how you perceive them.

Learn all the things!

(Did not know about that animation motion blur. SO WEIRD.)

punkdraco:

also if you think Dumbledore kept Hagrid and let Remus attend Hogwarts exclusively out of compassion and goodness of his heart or whatever, and not because he needed extremely loyal half-giant and werewolf totally under his influence and guidance then

well okay but here are some questions:

1. why as soon as Voldemort disappeared Lupin was doomed to spend over a decade as a homeless man fighting for his survival, and only was given a chance of normal life (and a cure to ease his pain!) when Sirius escaped Azkaban

2. why Dumbledore who surely knew who opened the Chamber of Secrets never bothered to prove Hagrid’s innocence and kept him at Hogwarts as a gamekeeper with no right to use magic who never received proper education (when he could’ve been, I don’t know, next Newt Scamander) and then was sent to the freaking Azkaban (and he went to such length to prove Snape’s innocence, even though he was a Death Eater with a mark, so - you know - he can when he wants to)

3. why there were no more students hiding under the Whooping Willow during the full moon, surely Remus wasn’t the only one considering Fenrir Greyback alone specialized in attacking children - nevermind the rest of the werewolves

like, if you really think Harry was the only one raised as a pig for slaughter and it was such a special circumstance then you really should reread the books idk

D:

*mind exploded*

robotmango:

wassupholmies:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

#about Parkview 

sorry, but i call bullshit (at least to the notion that michelle obama is the single source of this culinary hellscape). that crusty fried chicken sandwich in the top picture? i got served that shit in high school fifteen years ago, when michelle obama was an illinois senator’s wife. that ugly mess of ground “beef” and corn and mashed potatoes, with a single sad white roll? that shit’s so familiar i might as well be high-fiving it at a family reunion. our school lunches have been garbage for decades, ever since we let corporations enter the business of feeding schoolchildren on contract, when school lunches stopped being cooked at school and started being cooked in factories and freezer-bagged and microwaved on site. this shitty situation can’t be dropped entirely in michelle obama’s lap: she didn’t start sysco or aramark or maramont or any of the giant food conglomerates that serve up deep fried frozen faux food by the truckload into america’s schools, at a profit. why don’t we hold accountable giant corporations and industry lobbyists- like, i shit you not, the national potato council- who have fought against improving school lunch standards for decades?

michelle obama’s fighting an uphill battle because let’s face it, school districts across the nation are suffering and hemorrhaging money, and school lunches have always been a target of cutbacks. rather than spending money on healthy foods to cut calories and maximize nutrients- re the obama guidelines- schools just cut corners and serve less. their shitty substandard implementation of the guidelines does not mean that the concept of bringing healthier food into public schools is a failed one. 

and if you want to change school lunches, instead of complaining to michelle obama on twitter, you can support the local efforts of students, parents and teachers to improve their lunches, like the campaign going on in philadelphia right now. these schoolkids have organized to try and end the contract with their shitty corporate meal provider, and gather support for meals cooked in-school with better ingredients. i guarantee there are fights like this going on in more places than philly, and they could use your help.

This is the Michelle Obama approved dietary guidelines that schools are supposed to be following. Judging by what I see in these pictures and some common sense, I’m thinking that there is a 600 calorie limit on what the schools are supposed to be offering. And they should be meeting that with loads of veggies and a proportionate side of grains, protein, and dairy to meet the MyPlate up above.

Looking at the pictures, the only vegetables I see are the three tomatoes, corn, and potatoes, two of which aren’t true vegetables (tomato is a fruit and corn is a grain). So the thing that should take up close to a third of your plate is almost completely absent. Fruit is almost entirely absent as well (that kiwi is damn pitiful). So that leaves grains, dairy, and meat to take over the rest of your plate, with grains taking up half of the plates, and meat and diary taking up a quarter each. They’re getting less than half the nutrients and satiety they should be getting and still a full serving of 600 calories with processed-who-knows-what thrown in the mix.

That’s not something you should thank Michelle Obama for. That’s something you should take up with the congress approved farm subsidies that make processed meat, dairy, and grain products cheaper than the nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, and whole foods that children should be eating. And also the reprehensible representatives that decide to force spending cut backs at schools and make schools choose between feeding children and giving them a proper education. And also the certain parents and administrators who refuse to give children a chance to be healthy and shoot down the USDA regulations that encourage children to make healthier choices.

We should never put a price tag on feeding children healthy meals. But we do and that is not Michelle Obama’s fault. She’s doing what she can as FLOTUS, a politically constrained position already and especially so for her as the first African-American FLOTUS. You may disagree with her program entirely (I know I find the MyPlate recommendation counterproductive to healthy eating) and that’s fine, but her program is not whats at fault in these pictures.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

boolglunk:

zaewen:

the-real-goddamazon:

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

NIGGA WE MADE IT

Must remember this every time I think I’m useless.

Sole survivor of 300 million, bitches. 

So here’s a thing: this description of fertilization is actually rather sexist. Science tends to relay information in terms that we as a society connect with. And we, as a society, are sexist lil shits.

The vagina, cervix, Fallopian tubes, and egg are not passive participants to the sperms might struggle to impregnate. They are all actively working together with the sperm to produce a viable embryo. The vagina kills off or ejects sperm that are going the wrong director (or aren’t going anywhere at all). The cervix permits sperm through only during fertile times and actively produces a mucus that transports the sperm up through the tubes. When sperm and egg finally meet, a bridge is built between them and the eggs grabs hold while the sperm produces that digestive enzyme to let it pass through the outer layer. It also screens all the sperm around it to make sure it’s not getting a dud sperm or a sperm with potentially lethal malformations. After a sperm is selected and enveloped, the egg creates an impenetrable barrier to prevent another sperm from getting inside which would be lethal to the embryo. From there on out though, the egg pretty much takes over and rushes its nucleus over to the sperm’s genetic material and gets on with the next step of baby-making.

That’s all true? How do they do all that? And most importantly

WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE 

Here’s a link talking about it. Tho it’s mostly focused on the science reporting side of it and less on the science, but its still in there.

the-real-goddamazon:

olisaurusrex:

Terry Crews ain’t here for Hollywood bullshit

LMFAO his face sums it up.

the-real-goddamazon:

olisaurusrex:

Terry Crews ain’t here for Hollywood bullshit

LMFAO his face sums it up.

the-real-goddamazon:

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

NIGGA WE MADE IT

So here’s a thing: this description of fertilization is actually rather sexist. Science tends to relay information in terms that we as a society connect with. And we, as a society, are sexist lil shits.

The vagina, cervix, Fallopian tubes, and egg are not passive participants to the sperms might struggle to impregnate. They are all actively working together with the sperm to produce a viable embryo. The vagina kills off or ejects sperm that are going the wrong director (or aren’t going anywhere at all). The cervix permits sperm through only during fertile times and actively produces a mucus that transports the sperm up through the tubes. When sperm and egg finally meet, a bridge is built between them and the eggs grabs hold while the sperm produces that digestive enzyme to let it pass through the outer layer. It also screens all the sperm around it to make sure it’s not getting a dud sperm or a sperm with potentially lethal malformations. After a sperm is selected and enveloped, the egg creates an impenetrable barrier to prevent another sperm from getting inside which would be lethal to the embryo. From there on out though, the egg pretty much takes over and rushes its nucleus over to the sperm’s genetic material and gets on with the next step of baby-making.

Apr 19 - ugh #ooowwww #stupidcramps #365feministselfie

Apr 19 - ugh #ooowwww #stupidcramps #365feministselfie