principemelon:

the-science-llama:

zerostatereflex:

"Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air."Incredible! Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation (2013-)Yoichi Ochiai (The University of Tokyo)Takayuki Hoshi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)Jun Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo / Sony CSL)

Awesome!Here is another thing on acoustic levitation


It is real. We can use this to know the shape of cities in The Way of Kings. Betting a single boon dollar that frequency will be plot relevant.
principemelon:

the-science-llama:

zerostatereflex:

"Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air."Incredible! Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation (2013-)Yoichi Ochiai (The University of Tokyo)Takayuki Hoshi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)Jun Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo / Sony CSL)

Awesome!Here is another thing on acoustic levitation


It is real. We can use this to know the shape of cities in The Way of Kings. Betting a single boon dollar that frequency will be plot relevant.
principemelon:

the-science-llama:

zerostatereflex:

"Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air."Incredible! Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation (2013-)Yoichi Ochiai (The University of Tokyo)Takayuki Hoshi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)Jun Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo / Sony CSL)

Awesome!Here is another thing on acoustic levitation


It is real. We can use this to know the shape of cities in The Way of Kings. Betting a single boon dollar that frequency will be plot relevant.

principemelon:

the-science-llama:

zerostatereflex:

"Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air."

Incredible!

Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation (2013-)
Yoichi Ochiai (The University of Tokyo)
Takayuki Hoshi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Jun Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo / Sony CSL)

Awesome!
Here is another thing on acoustic levitation

It is real. We can use this to know the shape of cities in The Way of Kings. Betting a single boon dollar that frequency will be plot relevant.

(via demetrithedad)

principemelon:

jackwhiter:

starsaremymuse:

This awesome and long mathematical formulation is the Standard Model. The Standard Model is currently the best description there is of the subatomic world, however it does not explain the complete picture. The theory incorporates only three out of the four fundamental forces, omitting gravity. For more information visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/PPD/resources/pdf/StandardModel09.pdf
 (Via https://www.facebook.com/silent.arsonist)

is this… science?

A guy I work with has this on a t-shirt. According to him, you take derivatives of this giant monster of an equation and get out useful stuff: light, electricity, what have you. Students can ask you “what is that on your shirt” and you can, with complete honesty, say “EVERYTHING.”

principemelon:

jackwhiter:

starsaremymuse:

This awesome and long mathematical formulation is the Standard Model. The Standard Model is currently the best description there is of the subatomic world, however it does not explain the complete picture. The theory incorporates only three out of the four fundamental forces, omitting gravity. For more information visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/PPD/resources/pdf/StandardModel09.pdf


(Via https://www.facebook.com/silent.arsonist)

is this… science?

A guy I work with has this on a t-shirt. According to him, you take derivatives of this giant monster of an equation and get out useful stuff: light, electricity, what have you. Students can ask you “what is that on your shirt” and you can, with complete honesty, say “EVERYTHING.”

(via demetrithedad)

One day, two policemen were driving up the Pali road when they saw, just beyond the railing that keeps the cars from rolling over, a young man preparing to jump. The police car stopped, and the policeman on the right jumped out to grab the man but caught him just as he jumped, and he was himself being pulled over when the second cop arrived in time and pulled the two of them back. Do you realize what had suddenly happened to that policeman who had given himself to death with that unknown youth? Everything else in his life had dropped off – his duty to his family, his duty to his job, his duty to his own life – all of his wishes and hopes for his lifetime had just disappeared. He was about to die.


Later, a newspaper reporter asked him, “Why didn’t you let go? You would have been killed.” And his reported answer was, “I couldn’t let go. If I had let that young man go, I couldn’t have lived another day of my life.” How come?


Schopenhauer’s answer is that such a psychological crisis represents the breakthrough of a metaphysical realization, which is that you and that other are one, that you are two aspects of the one life, and that your apparent separateness is but an effect of the way we experience forms under the conditions of space and time. Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life. This is a metaphysical truth which may become spontaneously realized under circumstances of crisis. For it is, according to Schopenhauer, the truth of your life.


The hero is the one who has given his physical life to some order of realization of that truth. The concept of love your neighbor is to put you in tune with this fact. But whether you love your neighbor or not, when the realization grabs you, you may risk your life. That Hawaiian policeman didn’t know who the young man was to whom he had given himself. Schopenhauer declares that in small ways you can see this happening every day, all the time, moving life in the world, people doing selfless things to and for each other.”

futurerevolutions asked:
What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????

fionastaples:

benrankel:

sagacomic:

“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.

Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.

I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!