An Embarrassment of Potential

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Leo and Diane Dillon

Various Illustrations

Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.

There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.

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tigburr:

coolmathstuff:

allofthemath:

appliedmathemagics:

themathkid:

Can’t. Stop. Watching.

this is hypnotic…

Conic sections are all connected! A hyperbola is an anti circle, in this case.

Remember, the equation for a circle involves adding x squared and y squared, while the equation for a hyperbola involves subtracting one from the other. The other consequence of this is that is that if you extend the graph of either one to include imaginary and complex x or y values, a hyperbola contains a circle in its empty space, and a circle has a hyperbola surrounding it.

I FOUND THE MATHEMATICIANS!
FRIENDS! FRIENDS!!

tigburr:

coolmathstuff:

allofthemath:

appliedmathemagics:

themathkid:

Can’t. Stop. Watching.

this is hypnotic…

Conic sections are all connected! A hyperbola is an anti circle, in this case.

Remember, the equation for a circle involves adding x squared and y squared, while the equation for a hyperbola involves subtracting one from the other. The other consequence of this is that is that if you extend the graph of either one to include imaginary and complex x or y values, a hyperbola contains a circle in its empty space, and a circle has a hyperbola surrounding it.

I FOUND THE MATHEMATICIANS!

FRIENDS! FRIENDS!!

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http://itsbenedict.tumblr.com/post/83583215587/enigmaticagentalice-ive-been-re-reading-the

enigmaticagentalice:

I’ve been re-reading the 'Luminosity' Twilight fanfic by Alicorn, which I haven’t read for ages and it is just…it’s so weird to read. Because I like it so much. It’s a good story.

But it’s Twilight. But then…it also isn’t. The characters are likeable, logical,…

"Have I plugged this here? Because you should read Luminosity. Alicorn does great writing." -itsbenedict

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alizabug:

I’ve posted this before but this gives me strength when I have none

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To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

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Filed under (not you Avery you are great) also comrade monkey what a dick when I saw this but why is there a dog climbing a tree? How can we know unless i reblog avery look because it has been too long since i built a polar bear BY THE GUY WHO WOULD NEVER