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Hypermorphisms & Other Nonsense

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

9:52PM - Long time

I haven't posted in a long time. :D I'm trying to get my website up again at http://slider142.info . Right now all I did was paste my super old Tripod site into there. o_O

Current mood: calm

Thursday, August 31, 2006

11:54AM

Hey all,
Just decided to colorize and upload this sketch that's been sitting here for awhile. It's my first profile sketch, so it's a bit wonky in correct anatomy and proportions, but it's passable. Graphite on copy paper, color and silly background done in Photoshop. Species is Gazella granti with some ancestral zebroid.



I like how the roughness of the copy paper gives a natural furryness to detailed areas, like the ear below:



I also forgot to draw his tail. :o Anywho, I need to do another profile (back) before anything else, and hopefully get everything right. I will also be posting images to my shiny new Fur Affinity account, so visit me and comment!

Don't worry, teh zomg h4rdc0r3 furry pr0nz will be coming soon. :D

If I'm to be your camera

then who will be your face? -- Camera -- Reckoning -- R.E.M.

Current mood: cheerful

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

7:42PM - Wikiversity!

Whoops, haven't posted in awhile. I got sucked into running around the Mathematics section of Wikiversity setting up departments (Hypermorphism). If you're interested in learning something or teaching something in an open friendly community, join Wikiversity. It's a great place. :-)

When the night falls in around me

and I don't think I'll make it through

I'll use your light to guide my way

'Cause all I think about is you.

-- "All I Think About Is You - Three Doors Down

Current mood: accomplished

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

1:02PM - Best Phrase Ever....

From The Sneeze:
...the strings of bean jizz melted, coating my mouth and lips with a glistening sheen of sadness.

I just have to try that Natto stuff out myself. XD This guy is hilarious.

PS. Did some more reference sketches. Will post something up after work.

Current mood: amused

Saturday, August 12, 2006

12:25AM

A scan of a pencil on paper sketch of an anthropomorphic antelope fursona. Good shading practice.



It's sad that I'm learning how to draw because there isn't enough of my kink in the existing furry art world. :D

"Hey! You're that John Crichton fella, aren't you? That astronaut!" - Police Officer Bialar Crais - Won't Get Fooled Again - Farscape (Season 2)

Current mood: amused

Friday, August 11, 2006

10:23PM

Well, looks like I won't be getting together with Sophie this weekend. I must have done something right because my boss was all like "Hey, let's see if we can get you some more hours." so I was like "^_^" and now I'm working all weekend. Yay! :p
Then again, next weekend is our bimonthly night out. Woo!

I will turn your flesh to alabaster
Then you will find your servant is your master - Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police

Current mood: apathetic

Sunday, August 6, 2006

10:23PM - Saturday Night's Alright For...

So Sophie and I were on the train the other night (actually more like this morning) and these two women were yapping away next to us about something or the other. We were a little uninhibited and somehow the convo drifted to the whipmarks on my arms that I hoped would have a kind of cool elvish interlocking knot design but didn't really come out that way.

Me: These whipmarks came out really faint.
Sophie: Let me see. (Looks over marks)
Me: These're welting, though.
Women: Suddenly silent and all o_o o_o
Me: Next time, you'll need to whip me more.
Women: OMGWTFBBQ!? o_O O_o

I think they got off the train soon afterwards. People are so easily weirded out. :D

"Can you dance the hippogriff?!" - Do the Hippogriff - Goblet of Fire Soundtrack - Radiohead

Current mood: amused

Saturday, July 22, 2006

11:23PM

The last chorus of "The Flowers of Guatemala" is still magic. I still like how they shift the words around between the background chorus and the fore. There's also a great reverb on the background chorus that makes the combination sweet to listen to.


The flowers cover everything (Amanita is the name)
they cover over everything
the flowers cover everything

The flowers cover every name (Amanita is the name)
They cover over every name
The flowers cover every name - The Flowers of Guatemala - Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.


The background for this song can be found in the annotations library: http://www.flim.com/remlafaq/lrp/fog.html .

Current mood: content

Thursday, July 20, 2006

8:11PM


Let's talk about sets, baby!
Let's talk about U and V
Let's talk about all the intersections
That may be
Let's talk about sets
Let's talk about sets
- Unknown person on IRC #math


If I were to ever mathify a song, that would be the first! :D Set theory in my mind has now taken a back seat to category theory as a basis for studying modern math, and some think it has the structure to replace set theory altogether. Category theory carries with it a bit too much baggage to really be used as an introduction to mathematics, though. Set theory and its dual, logic, is still where the layman would start learning proper math. However, I think many academics would not be surprised to see a curriculum developed from category theory with sets introduced as just a necessary part of the theory.


Let's talk about sets for now to the people at home or in the crowd
It keeps coming up anyhow
Don't decoy, avoid, or make void the topic
Cuz that ain't gonna stop it
Now we talk about sets in the codomains and functor ranges
Many will know any object goes
Let's tell it how it is, and how it could be
How it was, and of course, how it should be
Those who think it's dirty have a choice
Throw out the Russell, Whitehead, and Tychonoff
Will that stop us, Pep? I doubt it
All right then, come on, Spin


o_O


Train of Thought:
"Yay! New sex is coming over! Better clean the apartment! Garbage needs to go out! Oh shit a veteran."




The people seemed so close
Playing expressionless games
The people seemed
So close
So many
different names... - Charlotte Sometimes (live) - show - The Cure


Charlotte Sometimes is a great, if somewhat depressing, children's novel. Check it out.

Current mood: bored

Friday, July 14, 2006

2:38PM - A Mathematician's Journey

From Baez:
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I find this very familiar. Ah, innocent youth. :D

Current mood: cheerful

Thursday, July 13, 2006

1:30PM - Those Sons of Pitches

After being forced to listen to them on and off for a couple of years by dear LC, I've finally decided that I like a few songs on their first two albums. I haven't heard them in awhile but their cover of U2's "One" is better than the original, and their cover of "Cigarrettes Will Kill You" has a fun chorus arrangement.



"You throw me in a pan, you cook me in a can, you stretch me with your hands.
You love to watch me bake, you serve me up with cake and that's your big mistake."
- Cigarettes Will Kill You

I can't believe she served me up with cake! >:| Anywhoseit, one of the best parts is the chorus, where two voices are used in compatible rhythms and keys to make a great layered set of vocals. I love good vocal layering. It is the Bomb. Other songs with vocal layering are R.E.M.'s "Fall On Me" and "Harborcoat", both of which have at times have 3 layers going of completely different lyrics!


They swore (Swore)
You'd steal (Steal)
My steam (Steam)
To feed (Feed)
Your dream (Dream)
And then (Then)
Be gone (Gone)

I wish I could say that everyone was wrong
- Cigarettes Will Kill You

You really have to listen to this one to get the effect. The second voice (parentheses) is actually the dominant one, and he uses his voice like an instrument, which is another rare quality these days. Such usage lets you enjoy the song at first without knowing the slightly obfuscated words, and then upon deciphering the words you enrich the song even more. This is one of the phonemic joys of the I.R.S. days R.E.M., before Michael started enunciating his words for the mainstream pop audience. ;)


There's the progress we have found (when the rain)
A way to talk around the problem (when the children reign)
Building towered foresight (keep your conscience in the dark)
isn't anything at all (melt the statues in the park)
Buy the sky and sell the sky and bleed the sky and tell the sky don't

Fall on me (What is it up in the air for?) (It's gonna fall)
Fall on me (If it's there for long) (It's gonna fall)
Fall on me (It's over it's over me)
- Fall On Me - Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.


They shifted the statues for harboring ghosts (Watch those harbor ghosts)
Reddened their necks and collared their clothes (They might just be real)
Then we danced the dance till the menace got out (Friendly harbor ghosts)
She gathered the corners and called it her gown (She went to tell her side)

She said...
- Harborcoat - Reckoning - R.E.M.

Unfortunately, what she said (the chorus of the song) can't possibly be put into a serial medium, no matter how many parentheses I use. It has to be heard to be believed. XD

"Who is Roonil Wazlib?" - Snape - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Current mood: amused

12:30PM - Life and how to live it

It took an e-mail from a long lost acquaintance to wake me up again. She's been living her life; I've been maintaining my old one. As John Crichton would say, I need to get the hell out of Kansas. So I just got back from an interview at Staples;they're supposedly doing a background check. They better call me back. :P Amongst the 3 other peeps who were also at the interview, I am happy to report that nepotism is alive and well. >:|


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Current mood: amused

Saturday, October 22, 2005

3:53PM - First entry

I'm pretty new here, so I'll post something more relevant later. Tata!

Current mood: content