a shoutout to the followers i havent greeted yet
THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.
Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.
Harley Quinn #7, written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Chad Hardin, colors by Alex Sinclair & Paul Mounts
I love them so much
Types of Matter
The Last Phoenix is a beautiful aerial combat adventure game where you control the last remaining Fire-bird who awakens to find the world rotting away. With the once vibrant world covered in ash and frost, you must master your abilities and fight against the decay, restoring the balance between life and death.
Exploring the world of The Last Phoenix is a joy, it really is a ridiculously beautiful place, a wonderfully crafted, vast decaying cityscape full of mystery. As the phoenix flies through the environment, frost and ash are cleared away and vegetation regrows in real time, purifying the land permanently. It features a Metroidvania style of exploration and discovery, and aerial combat against carrion and crows, with a variety of fire and light based attacks at your disposal.
Due for release on Steam this Fall, The Last Phoenix is well worth keeping an eye on (or both of them even). It’s a visually stunning experience that will make your eyes extremely happy.
I’ve never met cr1tikal but I trust him.
I've finally found you.
John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif.
Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.
For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.
The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.
Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.
You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/
All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE
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When you’ve been abused by a parent like that dealing with anything afterwords is terrifying.
I can only imagine the emotions Zuko was feeling when he apologised to Iroh there.
^This is one of the reasons that I think going in to apologize to Iroh is one of the bravest things that Zuko’s ever done, because of how much it must have terrified him to do so (Iroh would never hurt Zuko like that, but that fear had to have been at the top of Zuko’s mind at this moment)
And why I love Iroh so, so much for being who he is.
I will always think of this when I watch that scene now.
*KICKS OPEN YOUR DOOR*
THROUGHOUT THE 50’S AND 60’S (AND EVEN THE EARLY 70’S) ABORIGINAL PEOPLE WERE LEGALLY ANIMALS, THEY COULD NOT VOTE, THEY WERE PUT DOWN IN THE CENSUS AS BELONGING TO THE LAND OWNER THEY WORKED FOR.
HALF ABORIGINAL CHILDREN WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND TAUGHT “CIVILISED WAYS” RIGHT UP UNTIL THE 70’S.
ABORIGINALS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY OTHER ABORIGINALS, THIS WAS IN THE HOPES THAT THEIR GENETICS WOULD BE “BRED OUT”.
Australia has a dark fucking history and it took until 2007 for it to be acknowledged, with “sorry day”.
In many places in Australia, Aboriginal people are still treated like scum.
At the beginning of school assemblies, there is an acknowledgement of traditional land owners. If it weren’t for that, very few non local-aboriginal children would be aware of the tribe which originally lived in their area.
Some Aboriginal communities within Australia are considered on par with third world country living conditions. A member of the UN Human Rights Council said, in 2009, ‘basic needs, such as adequate housing, safe drinking water and sanitation and access to education are not being met.’ (x)
While this is a bit dated, I have no reason to believe much has changed, and that the government is taking any action (please correct me if you have any information that states otherwise).
And we also had the White Australia policy which can be traced back to the 1850s until around 1973, which favourited white European immigration to Australia (mainly British persons), as well as taxing people immigrating from Asia (Mainly Chinese persons) in order to completely discourage them from entering the country.
During World War II, Australian Prime Minister John Curtin said, ‘This country shall remain forever the home of the descendants of those people who came here in peace in order to establish in the South Seas an outpost of the British race,’ which not only reinforces the whole White Australia policy (and mentality), but also completely denies and devalues the suffering and maltreatment of Aboriginal people. (x)
The “Sorry Day” that Kevin Rudd put into place in 2007 was the first real apology Indigenous Australians received from the state as a whole, rather than the government pitifully expressing “deep and sincere regret” (1999) while simultaneously trying to dispute the term “stolen generation” because the term apparently should not have been applied to a whole generation. (x)