The end of the Gigapause is here. Feel free to embed this somewhere if you like it. Reblog if you survived <3
In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow
Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.
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Island In The Sky
Write about a character who happens to live in an island amongst the clouds. How did this character end up there? Do they live alone? How is life in such a place? And, above all, how would this character react to seeing a black airship off in the distance?
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back the fuck up
There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.
did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out
This just keeps getting better
Thank you Hussie, I know you were under enormous pressure ever since Homestuck begun and even before that and I know this year wasn’t any less hectic for you.
Thank you for creating this thing which transformed lives and saved many of them as well.
And as Caliborn phrased it: WELCOME BACK.
- the ones who were simply born that way
- the ones who became that way through abuse
- the ones whose sexual orientation shifted that way over the years
- the ones who like sex
- the ones who think sex is icky
- the ones who couldn’t care less about sex
- the ones who have no sex drive
- the ones who have a fully active sex drive
all of them
every single one
Hey, adults of the world
How about instead of making kids terrified to ever fuck up
You teach them how to cope with the aftermath of fucking up and fix it as best they can
That way they’re not so overwhelmed with anxiety every time there’s even so much as a chance of making mistakes that they never try anything and dread making decisions because of it
A girl and a boy cannot be in a cabin alone together
Nico di Angelo:
*maniacal laughter as he drags Will Solace into the hades cabin*