## April 2014

Stand by for Lego Hobbit gifsets. You have been warned.

What's your opinion of the #NationalSendYourManNudesDay thing on twitter?

I honestly don’t know what that is, because the thing trending on UK Twitter is Happy St George’s Day.

#NationalKillADragonAndHaveAPintDay

“One thing we haven’t explicitly defined in these films is, who does the hair? Is it Ori? Is Ori the hairdresser? Maybe Dori’s the hairdresser?”—

Jed Brophy - Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II; Characters & Creatures Weta Workshop book

Well, I think I found who does it Jed.

(via bonnefoybaggins)

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

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

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A quick plea for Hobbit fanfic help...

Guys, help, I accidentally ship Dwalin/Ori and I don’t understand why*.

…so, anyone got any fic recs? Happy endings essential, porn okay but not at all vital, filmverse, no AUs?

Thanks in advance for helping out a woman in need.

*well, I sort of do, but I blame the Lego version for making it more serious.

In re: recent post, aside from the fact that I have recurring and frequent deja vu, the only really creepy experience I’ve had was in second year.

To preface this, I should add that second year was the year I mainlined vast quantities of Marble Hornets and EverymanHYBRID. At the time I had the misfortune to be living over the Mitre, which is a 15th century pub sadly predating modern conveniences such as central heating or double glazing. Sound carries. And this particular night, some wanker downstairs was having a party. Because of said wanker, I could not sleep. Finally, at about 3am, he shuts off his stereo. By this point I am mad with exhaustion. I turn over gratefully to go to sleep.

Whereupon I feel something drag its fingers down my spine. I am talking the *exact* sensation of having someone come up behind you and run all 5 fingertips straight down your back.

So I’m lying there, suddenly VERY awake, staring at the wall, absolutely bricking myself because there can’t possibly be anything in the room with me, but what if I turn around and there IS?!

Anyway that’s the story of how I was felt up by Slenderman.

flightinflame replied to your post:*Very seriously considering purchase of a hurdy…*

are there any reasons why you shouldn’t get one?

Mostly that £1500 seems like an awful lot of money to drop on what is frankly a ridiculous instrument.

Very seriously considering purchase of a hurdy gurdy.

How to prove it

Proof by example:The author gives only the casen=2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general proof.Proof by intimidation:

"Trivial."Proof by vigorous handwaving:

Works well in a classroom or seminar setting.Proof by cumbersome notation:

Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.Proof by exhaustion:

An issue or two of a journal devoted to your proof is useful.Proof by omission:

"The reader may easily supply the details."

"The other 253 cases are analogous."Proof by obfuscation:

A long plotless sequence of true and / or meaningless syntactically related statements.Proof by wishful citation:

The author cites the negation, converse, or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims.Proof by funding:

How could three different government agencies be wrong?Proof by eminent authority:

"I saw Karp in the elevator and he said it was probably NP-complete."Proof by personal communication:

"Eight-dimensional colored cycle stripping is NP-complete

[Karp, personal communication].”Proof by reduction to the wrong problem:

"To see that infinite-dimensional colored cycle stripping is decidable, we reduce it to the halting problem."Proof by reference to inaccessible literature:

The author cites a simple corollary of a theorem to be found in a privately circulated memoir of the Slovenian Philological Society, 1883.Proof by importance:

A large body of useful consequences all follow from the proposition in question.Proof by accumulated evidence:

Long and diligent search has not revealed a counterexample.Proof by cosmology:

The negation of the proposition is unimaginable or meaningless. Popular for proofs of the existence of God.Proof by mutual reference:

In reference A, Theorem 5 is said to follow from Theorem 3 in reference B, which is shown to follow from Corollary 6.2 in reference C, which is an easy consequence of Theorem 5 in reference A.Proof by metaproof:

A method is given to construct the desired proof. The correctness of the method is proved by any of these techniques.Proof by picture:

A more convincing form of proof by example. Combines well with proof by omission.Proof by vehement assertion:

It is useful to have some kind of authority relation to the audience.Proof by ghost reference:

Nothing even remotely resembling the cited theorem appears in the reference given.Proof by forward reference:

Reference is usually to a forthcoming paper of the author, which is often not as forthcoming as at first.Proof by semantic shift:

Some of the standard but inconvenient definitions are changed for the statement of the result.Proof by appeal to intuition:

Cloud-shaped drawings frequently help here.(Source: Dana Angluin, Sigact News 1983)

Just got an email titled Collections from my tutor.

"Okay the current plan is that Max and Sophie will do a collection for Concurrency, Alex will do one for Logic and Proof, and Ben will play quidditch or something."

ITT: Ben winning at Oxford.

I strongly identify with wood elves because I too like to drink wine and talk about how men are failing

Mars is bright tonight.

The year is 3000, my great great great grand daughter isn’t fine at all and freddos are £4 each

When you grow to like characters that you know are going to die.

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Attempts to watch Hannibal meet with complete failure. Going to bed now. Ugh.

"Thank God for extension cables," she says as she runs the power cord for her netbook up to her loft bed.

Oh man I’ve somehow ended up on the All Souls website looking at their past papers for the examination fellowship and some of these questions are solid gold.

1. *Whither feminism?*

*2. ‘O tell me the truth about love’ [W.H.AUDEN].*

*3.** How many people should there be?*

*4. Defend kitsch.*

*5. Devise a new punctuation mark – and defend it.*

*6. Is Byron as funny as he thought he was?*

*7. Who did Pope hate most, and why?*

*8. Who is the most overrated figure in your discipline?*

*9. Reform the House of Lords.*

*10. Could my brain be evil?*

.

And my personal favourite:

*Surrealism. Has it really made a difference? Elephants.*

Bioware is making Mass Effect 4.

No.

Stop.

Don’t.