Somewhere Between Here and There
shelbycragg:

pay no attention to the girl behind the curtain!!!

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shelbycragg:

pay no attention to the girl behind the curtain!!!

ck

brodingershat:

scientiststhesis:

dr-archeville:

8bitstickmod:

nightguardmod:

songoharotto:

fabricated-amity:

my entire math life

This is basically the problem with the entire modern educational system.

Time to do unpopular opinion? Time to do unpopular opinion.

Balancing a checkbook is applied addition and subtraction, stuff of the third grade. Okay, yeah, it is a failure of the modern educational system if he hasn’t learned it by now.

Imaginary numbers interact with real numbers (1, 2, π, 1.5, etc) for complex numbers, and are useful if you want to get into engineering or science — you know, high paying jobs.

Remember Tomb Raider? How they make her turn? Quaternions, which use THREE sets of imaginary numbers.

Like how your cell phone gets reception? That requires resonance, the understanding of which can be aided by complex numbers.

And don’t even get me started in the more exotic physics like fluid dynamics or quantum mechanics. That is, the forefront of how planes fly and how computer chips work.

There’s this term, innumeracy, that is to math what illiteracy is to english. One thing that bugs me is when ignorance is paraded about, when one acts as if math is an optional knowledge. Doubly so when it’s the very thing holding them back.

The failure is not in teaching these things, but the lack of teaching about why we should care about these things.

Thank you maths side of tumblr

The failure is not in teaching these things, but the lack of teaching about why we should care about these things.

Come to think of it, that’s applicable to how a lot of subjects are taught.

But I’m afraid maths gets the worst of it, really. I mean, how often have you heard people complaining about history? Social sciences? Even chemistry, which is more specialised than maths? No, maths gets the worst of it by far, and everyone demonises it because no one ever tells them that maths is a language, and a quite difficult one at that, because it’s the language of the Universe (of god, if you will).

Not only that, but it’s also the only language that’s truly universal (we’re certain aliens will arrive at the same maths we have) and that can truly explain everything that’s in principle conceivable. Human language can describe the stuff we see, and some extrapolations we imagine; maths can describe everything that is, was, will be, has never been, and could ever be.

Everything is maths.

This is already excellently explained and defended, so please forgive me for reblogging and adding a veritable novel to it. 

This is precisely what nobody ever even tried to make me understand as a kid, and what I try so desperately to make people understand as an adult.

When the above say that math is a language, they are being more or less literal.

The reason that mathematics is so confusing to so many people is pretty much just because it was never properly explained to them.

Math is a language heavily reliant on the symbolic representation of pre-existing concepts. As a language, it is dedicated to the pursuit of absolute grammatical consistency and the simplification of its sentence structures without any accompanying sacrifice of meaning. 

So, actually, math is infinitely easier than English.

I’ll get to why below.

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little-miss-lalonde:

GIVEAWAY TIME, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LIKES FREE STUFF! 
Okay, so I just reached 3,600+ followers and that means it’s time for a giveaway! THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST GIVEAWAY THAT I HAVE EVER DONE!
WHAT YOU CAN WIN!
A CUSTOM GOD TIER OUTFIT!!! (doesn’t include the shoes)
SERIOUSLY YOU CAN HAVE ANY OF THE ONES ABOVE!!! I HONESTLY DON’T CARE WHICH ONE YOU CHOOSE BECAUSE I STILL HAVE TO MAKE ONE IN THE END ANYWAYS!!!
THE RULES
LIKE/REBLOG BY 6/12/13 (that’s my birthday!)
YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME!!!! I WILL BE CHECKING!!!
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ASK BOX OPEN!!
I’LL SHIP ANYWHERE!!!
YOU MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH GIVING ME YOUR ADDRESS
You can Like/Reblog as much as you want!
The winner will be chosen randomly!!
psssst and if you inbox me and we become friends you get some rad stuff too!
also you should like totally commission me!!! :D
OKAY THAT IS ALL, GO CRAZY!!!!

little-miss-lalonde:

GIVEAWAY TIME, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LIKES FREE STUFF! 

Okay, so I just reached 3,600+ followers and that means it’s time for a giveaway! THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST GIVEAWAY THAT I HAVE EVER DONE!

WHAT YOU CAN WIN!

  • A CUSTOM GOD TIER OUTFIT!!! (doesn’t include the shoes)
  • SERIOUSLY YOU CAN HAVE ANY OF THE ONES ABOVE!!! I HONESTLY DON’T CARE WHICH ONE YOU CHOOSE BECAUSE I STILL HAVE TO MAKE ONE IN THE END ANYWAYS!!!

THE RULES

  • LIKE/REBLOG BY 6/12/13 (that’s my birthday!)
  • YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME!!!! I WILL BE CHECKING!!!
  • YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ASK BOX OPEN!!
  • I’LL SHIP ANYWHERE!!!
  • YOU MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH GIVING ME YOUR ADDRESS
  • You can Like/Reblog as much as you want!
  • The winner will be chosen randomly!!
  • psssst and if you inbox me and we become friends you get some rad stuff too!
  • also you should like totally commission me!!! :D


OKAY THAT IS ALL, GO CRAZY!!!!

sadstuck:

lickfoot:

Full-size: Start | Current

I wish my decision to draw something for 4/13 wasn’t so last-minute. Still, considering the rush with which I completed this, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

The idea was to draw the kids as they first appeared in the comic, and then again as they appear now. Happy 4/13, everybody!

I wonder if OP even meant for this picture to be as sadstuck as it is.

Look how everyone’s smiles have faded.

Not everyone. Rose and Jade look happier than before!

kankri-is-triggered:

My brother made a really cool map that shows the length of each HS act.
One page = 1 pixel.

kankri-is-triggered:

My brother made a really cool map that shows the length of each HS act.

One page = 1 pixel.

ishomestuckappropriateforkids:

http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002999

Curse words on this page:

Fuck - 5

Context: “TG: one of you fuckers thought i was a girl” , “TG: and i want to know exactly when i got to clear some space in my calendar for when some fuckwit blunders out of a magical phone booth and makes a ballad-inspiring play for my throbbing beef truncheon” , “TG: we’re motherfuckin entrenched in this bitch” , “TG: noisy ethnic dudes are flipping the fuck out and waving us around on chairs til someone gets hurt”, and “TG: sparklin like a visit from your fairy fuckin godmother”

Sexual references - 6

Context: “TG: sorry i wouldnt cyber with you dude” , “TG: so at what point in the future am i supposed to look forward to you whipping up this titanic hankerin for my knob” , “TG: and i want to know exactly when i got to clear some space in my calendar for when some fuckwit blunders out of a magical phone booth and makes a ballad-inspiring play for my throbbing beef truncheon” , “TG: when the stars come into alignment and your flux capacitor lets you finally sate your meteoric greed for crotch-dachshund” , “TG: itd suck if the universe blew up on account of you missing your window of opportunity to help yourself to a pubescent boy’s naked spam porpoise”, and “TG: radially effevescing arms of more little boy peckers than you can imagine”

Shit - 5

Context: “TG: jesus you are such a shitty troll” , ”TG: we are in THE SHIT now” , “TG: stomp on that shit like its on fire” , “TG: shit be PURE AND TRUE”, and “TG: this shits more real than kraft mayo”

Bitch - 1

Context: “TG: we’re motherfuckin entrenched in this bitch”

Ass - 1

Context: “TG: now grab my hand and shimmy your soggy ass off that muddy bank before charlie gets the fuckin drop”

Act 2 Summary

ishomestuckappropriateforkids:

In Act 2 of Homestuck, which spans 510 pages…

The word “shit” appears 47 times.

The word “fuck” appears 33 times.

The word “damn” appears 21 times.

The word “ass” appears 20 times.

Eight sexual references are made.

The word “bitch” appears 2 times.

The word “bastard” appears once.

The word “douche” appears once.

For the visually-inclined, a few helpful charts:

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gosh-tier:

it’s about time jesus h chrost

FIRST PLACE: literally any three shirts of your choosing (want one with a kid symbol on it? gotcha. a troll symbol? my specialty. god tier? oh shit yes. matty the sloth? this is kind of a homestuck thing but YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS I CAN PUT LIL MATTY ON THERE) + a hand-knitted scarf (roxy, eridan, shipping colors, solid colors, anything your little heart desires) + choice of any one of the following: a pair of red or black false eyelashes, a pixel drawing of yourself/literally anything, five dollar gift certificate to whatpumpkin

SECOND PLACE: any single shirt of your choosing + choice of any one of the following: (see italicized text above)

THIRD PLACE: choice of any one of the following: (see italicized text above)

RULES:

  • you have to be following me (I KNOW THAT’S LAME AUGH but this is a giveaway for followers also i’m spending a lot of money/time/effort on this okay JUST DO ME A SINGLE SOLID)
  • i will check to see if you’re following me
  • you sneaky lil rascals
  • people already following me before this will receive a lil somethin extra c:
  • if you live outside the states, you have to pay for shipping (SORZ)
  • you have to be okay with me knowing your address i mean jesus what did you expect
  • allow at least two weeks for delivery (i make scarves to order okay it takes TIME to knit tEN FEET OF SHIT)
  • love me
  • just kidding that’s not necessary
  • but i love you
  • i will choose three winners with a random number generator on april 13, 2013 11:59pm PST

EDIT: likes do count, and you can reblog as many times as you want! just don’t be obnoxious

ishomestuckappropriateforkids:

http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002422

Curse words on this page:

Ass - 1

Context: “TG: youre the one who should be wrist deep in puppet ass”

Damn - 2

Context: “TG: the problem is i am up to my goddamn neck in fucking puppet dong” , ”TG: i am enrobed in chafing, wriggling god fucking…

valuan:

A cheru8 of his alignment is seemingly motiv8ted 8y little other than to conquer and destroy. From a 8ioexistential perspective, they 8ehave somewhat like viruses attacking the system from within.

Lord English - valuan

Photography - B+C Photography

I don’t typically reblog cosplay, but this one was so good that I couldn’t resist.