23. German. I finally have an idea what I'm doing with my life

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2020-12-05 00:12:34

    Broke: Geralt annoyed by Jaskier lying ("it's called artistic interpretation, Geralt") in his songs about the monsters Geralt fights.

    Woke: Geralt using Jaskier's exaggerated stories to mess with his brothers.


    Lambert, after hearing Jaskier's new song: That's total bullshit! There's no such thing as a zombie vampire!

    Jaskier: Pff.

    Geralt: Yes, there is, Lambert. I was there. I fought it.

    Lambert: And you expect me to believe this twink's song about how you broke both of your arms during the fight and still defeated it?

    Geralt: Yes, that's exactly what happened.

    Jaskier: Yeah, he held the sword with his teeth!

    Eskel: Woah.

    Lambert: Are you kidding me, what "woah", HE'S LYING-

    Using Word in Chinese

    文档 - wén dàng - document

    保存(文档)- bâo cún - save (document)

    复制(文档)- fù zhì - copy (document)

    文档格式 - wén dàng géshi - style of document

    打字 - dâ zì - to type

    下载 - xià zài - to download

    上传 - shàng chuán - to upload

    图片 - tú piàn - picture, image

    截图 - jié tú - screenshot, to take a screenshot

    编辑 (文档)- biānjí - to edit (document)

    插入(图片)- chārù - to insert (picture)

    软件 - ruân jiàn - software

    剪切和粘贴 - jiǎn qiē hé zhān tiē - to copy and paste

    更新 - gēng xīn - to update


    *thor hands peter a mug of beer*

    Thor: Exellent work in the mission man of spiders!

    Tony: Thor no the kid is 15.

    Thor: Oh!

    *hands peter two mugs of beer*

    Thor: You are a growing boy.

    Tony: Thor no.




    What makes it even better is that after filming one day or whatever, Chris Hemsworth actually had to buy Tom his drinks because the bars wouldn’t believe he was 21

    The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

    In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. 


    This period of history was a golden age of Islamic culture, during which many achievements of previous civilizations were preserved and further developed, resulting in fundamental advancements in scientific study and mathematics. Accompanying this was an increasingly sophisticated use of abstraction and complex geometry in Islamic art, from intricate floral motifs adorning carpets and textiles, to patterns of tile work that seemed to repeat infinitely, inspiring wonder and contemplation of eternal order.


    Despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines within them, and from these simple tools emerges a kaleidoscopic multiplicity of patterns. So how does that work? Well, everything starts with a circle. The first major decision is how will you divide it up? Most patterns split the circle into four, five or six equal sections. And each division gives rise to distinctive patterns. 


    There’s an easy way to determine whether any pattern is based on fourfold, fivefold, or sixfold symmetry. Most contain stars surrounded by petal shapes. Counting the number of rays on a starburst, or the number of petals around it, tells us what category the pattern falls into. A star with six rays, or surrounded by six petals, belongs in the sixfold category. One with eight petals is part of the fourfold category, and so on. 


    There’s another secret ingredient in these designs: an underlying grid. Invisible, but essential to every pattern, the grid helps determine the scale of the composition before work begins, keeps the pattern accurate, and facilitates the invention of incredible new patterns. Let’s look at an example of how these elements come together. 


    We’ll start with a circle within a square, and divide it into eight equal parts. We can then draw a pair of criss-crossing lines and overlay them with another two. These lines are called construction lines, and by choosing a set of their segments, we’ll form the basis of our repeating pattern. 


    Many different designs are possible from the same construction lines just by picking different segments. And the full pattern finally emerges when we create a grid with many repetitions of this one tile in a process called tessellation.


    By choosing a different set of construction lines, we might have created this any of the above patterns. The possibilities are virtually endless.  


    We can follow the same steps to create sixfold patterns by drawing construction lines over a circle divided into six parts, and then tessellating it, we can make something like the above.


    Here’s another sixfold pattern that has appeared across the centuries and all over the Islamic world, including Marrakesh, Agra, Konya and the Alhambra. 


    Fourfold patterns fit in a square grid, and sixfold patterns in a hexagonal grid. 


    Fivefold patterns, however, are more challenging to tessellate because pentagons don’t neatly fill a surface, so instead of just creating a pattern in a pentagon, other shapes have to be added to make something that is repeatable, resulting in patterns that may seem confoundingly complex, but are still relatively simple to create. 


    This more than 1,000-year-old tradition has wielded basic geometry to produce works that are intricate, decorative and pleasing to the eye. And these craftsmen prove just how much is possible with some artistic intuition, creativity, dedication along with a great compass and ruler.

    From the TED-Ed LessonThe complex geometry of Islamic design - Eric Broug

    Animation by TED-Ed // Jeremiah Dickey


    for the record, ‘not feeling anything’ is a valid and not unusual response to trauma or grief

    so if you feel empty and devoid of feeling, it’s not because you’re a cold and uncaring person.


    Sometimes, not feeling anything is the only way you can cope.


    Be prepared for a delayed reaction, too. It’s very common to be totally calm during a crisis, and then days or weeks (or years) later suddenly get hit with a tidal wave of “HOLY SHIT THAT HAPPENED.”

    Sometimes your mind waits until it feels safe to start processing things emotionally. It’s a powerful survival strategy, but it can really blindside you, because just as you start to feel like things are okay, you’re overwhelmed by the realization of how not-okay things were before.

    This may not happen, and that’s okay too. But it’s something to watch out for when your initial reaction is numbness.


    I know this is an older post, but I wanted to add on that pandemic-related anhedonia is absolutely RAMPANT right now and that’s also due to collective prolonged trauma. I honestly don’t have all that much of an answer to it right now aside from “try to stay focused on the present and know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel” and “when we get to the end of the tunnel we’re all gonna need a ton of therapy.” But just know that it’s normal and valid and you’re not broken if you’re not enjoying anything anymore.


    Friend: Says something.

    What I want to say: I’m really interested in what you are saying. As my friend, I support you. I want you to know I am still here, still listening, and still enjoying what we are sharing together. However as this is a topic I myself have no experience with, or little to say or offer, I’m unable to produce much in the way of input from my side. However trust that I still adore listening to you!

    What comes out: Yee.


    This post shot me in the face four times.


    what i like about this is that the people seem just. unthreatened. they are responding to these nightgaunt looking motherfuckers as if they were a particularly rambunctious opossum. “oh god damn the shadow entity stole our ball again what the fuck dude we’re trying to play horse.” perfect, i love it. 


    If you’re cold, they’re cold! BRING👏THEM👏INSIDE👏


    Holy shit the body language in that last one is KILLING ME.


    Please, do yourselves a favour and click the link.  The above pictures are just a selection from an excellent collection, and the artist sells prints of them.

    Celebrate the holidays with a benign eldritch monstrosity.


    Super big fan of these nightmarish beings having the personality of cows and/or outside cats


    i really love learning not-quite-synonyms. i just learnt a list of six korean words that all mean “to wear”, but they’re used with different items of clothing or accessories. and i understand why these items are grouped that way and where the nuance in difference is between those verbs and yet even if i really try to find some obscure german verbs that correspond to those, i can’t. it’s something that i find really beautiful about language learning in general, you discover hidden nuances and new ways to look at things that you may have never considered before and it’s just really cool 


    tell us the words op!!


    here’s the instagram post that compiled and explained them!