"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
A shape-memory alloy is exactly what it sounds like: an alloy of two (or more) metals that somehow can “remember” the original shape it was folded into. One of the more famous examples of this is nickel-titanium, or nitinol, will spontaneously fold from a crumpled state back to the ordered, cold forged state when heated. A video of this process can be seen here. This works because of a small phase change in the metal itself, when shaped the atoms arrange themselves into organized crystal structures. Distorting the metal then causes these crystal structures to become disorganized and energetically unfavourable, application of heat then allows the original crystal structure to be formed again by overcoming the energy barrier. The special thing about SMA’s is that the crystal structures can be reversed while in most alloys the structures naturally decay due to diffusion of atoms within the metal.
Shape-memory alloys have many applications, ranging from uses in medicine and robotics right through to the more novel, as seen in this lamp designed by Japanese design group Nendo. In this case the heat from the bulb causes the lamp to “bloom” as the strips of alloy move back to their preformed shape.
*claps* I have no idea if I’m humble or not, but the constant pressure of “Insecurity is good!” makes me want to chew on something.
It’s like, insecurity is often associated with anxiety, and I don’t want to give shit to people with anxiety, because they get enough shit thrown at them all the time as it is.
But insecurity is not good. It sucks to have it and it sucks to be the target of someone else’s insecurity. It makes people stop enjoying things they love. It makes people burn bridges to preserve their own sanity. It’s toxic as all hell.
This notion that insecurity is good and keeps people humble literally destroys people’s self esteem and sense of self. You cannot make a mistake because someone will fucking come down on you breathing fire and demanding payment in blood. So you know what? Fuck it, you stop doing things for the sake of avoiding mistakes. And then people call you thin-skinned and whiny, because that’s all people have left to try and defend themselves.
And the people who compare insecurity with humbleness are fucking missing the point anyway. Being humble isn’t being afraid of rejection or lowering your expectations so you cannot be disappointed. Being humble means being self-aware. You know what you can do and what your limits are. You’re aware you’re not perfect, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying. You’re aware there’s people out there who are better than you at any given thing. And their example inspires you, instead of filling you up with jealousy and hatred.
Insecure people get pushed around and then start lashing out and trying to gang up on others because at some point this toxic culture has decided to embrace the idea that “if I can’t have it, no one else can”, and if someone seems to be confident and comfortable loving themselves and their achievements? People will dive in to bitch and whine and tell them to stop being conceited and arrogant.
Because if I can’t have self-esteem, no one else is allowed to!
Because that’s totally a great message to pass along and a solid foundation for a social circle, amirite?
Uh. Let’s see.
That’s the year after Geist came out, so I would still have been in my World of Darkness phase and VERY EXCITED about it and also very sad that nobody else wanted to play it with me. I would probably have been dumb enough to never shut up about it, too. White Wolf was a Big Thing for me back then, though fortunately I thought Vampire was dumb even back then. Also Wraith and Orpheus from oWod and Changeling from nWoD, to a lesser degree.
I was even more anime than I am now, big into Bubblegum Crisis, anything done by CLAMP, and any suitably mortifying magical girl. There would have been terrible fanart everywhere, all of it lopsided and weird as I attempted far more difficult tricks of perspective than I could actually draw.
Lots and lots of stupid urban legends, like Slenderman and whatever ghosts I could turn up and probably many, many cryptids.
Expect the usual angst about how the world is ~cruel~ and I was such a ~special snowflake~ and ~not like the other girls~ and going to be a ~writer~.
Also swords, fluffy dresses, and cynicism, but I post those now, so.
Attack on Titan has taught me that no matter what the odds, no matter what stands in my way, if I have the right mindset, and fight with my mind and soul I will still most likely die.
It will no doubt be mortifying, but do it!
honestly, i dont know why i made this.
i mean i do but
Reblogging from the source cause the comments are just too stupid.
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