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"I’ll forgive anything if it’s a pretty girl!" 

Okay, Usagi meta time: this is of course, another example of Usagi’s greatest strength being her acceptance of everyone and how she admires and is inspired by the women she comes into contact with. 

Girls are taught by society to feel jealous and competitive towards girls percieved as prettier. But Usagi sees a hot girl and has hearts in her eyes and be closer to her. This isn’t just a virtue that comes from being queer. I know from experience that even girls who like girls will feel inadequate and intimidated when we see a ridiculously hot girl- “she’s hot, I’m not. I could never approach her. I could never be like her” And then the resentment society pounded into us comes in. 

But there isn’t that for Usagi. She sees Rei and there’s no resentment or automatic comparing of herself to Rei- it’s just “a pretty girl! That’s so awesome! I’m crushin’ hard and I wanna get to know her!” She doesn’t allow any of the prejudices or obstacles society puts in place to get in her way. She loves pretty girls. She doesn’t feel the need to match them, she just wants to enjoy looking at them and being with them. She sees a hot girl and admires her and wants to be with her. That’s Usagi’s strength- she doesn’t let petty things slow her down when loving ladies- whether it’s a physical attraction or emotional.

Rei is probably used to girls resenting her for her looks or being intimidated by them. But she’s not going to get that here. She’s going to get a girl who is incredibly open in her admiration and will embrace Rei for all she is.

And that includes her powers. Usagi was attacked and now Rei’s talking about demonic presence and she doesn’t give a shit. Who cares if she had weird powers? That just makes her awesome! She’s a shrine maiden! That’s awesome! Usagi just accepts and admires Rei for her skill and occupation. Rei’s been ostracized for being powerful and strange, but here she’s found someone who will embrace, admire and celebrate what is different about her.


Minimal Surface

In mathematics, a minimal surface is a surface that locally minimizes its area. This is equivalent to having a mean curvature of zero. The term “minimal surface” is used because these surfaces originally arose as surfaces that minimized total surface area subject to some constraint. Physical models of area-minimizing minimal surfaces can be made by dipping a wire frame into a soap solution, forming a soap film, which is a minimal surface whose boundary is the wire frame. However the term is used for more general surfaces that may self-intersect or do not have constraints.

Art by Paul Nylander.

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Pico do Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal
Christophe Afonso

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Paulo Coelho, Adultery

Make love, not war… by Lensar

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“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Bosch

Mathematical artist Robert Bosch created this picture by adapting a well-known portrait of the Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (c. 1170—1250), who was better known as Fibonacci.

Fibonacci described the sequence that bears his name in his 1202 book Liber Abaci, although the sequence was known to Indian mathematicians as early as the 6th century. The Fibonacci sequence begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, the key property being that each of the terms from the third term onwards is the sum of the preceding two terms. 

Fibonacci used his sequence to study the growth of a population of rabbits, under idealising assumptions. The sequence can be used to model various biological phenomena, including the arrangement of leaves on a stem, which is known as phyllotaxis. Robert Bosch used a model of phyllotaxis to produce this picture. He explains:

Using a simple model of phyllotaxis (the process by which plant leaves or seeds are arranged on their stem), I positioned dots on a square canvas. By varying the radii of the dots, I made them resemble Fibonacci. Incidentally, the number of dots, 6765, is a Fibonacci number. So are the number of clockwise spirals (144) and counterclockwise spirals (233) formed by the dots. 

A framed version of this picture is currently being exhibited at the Bridges Exhibition at Gwacheon National Science Museum, Seoul. You can read more about the picture here: http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2014-bridges-conference/bobb. The same page discusses another version of the picture, also by Robert Bosch, but this time illustrating the Travelling Salesman problem. +Patrick Honner has posted about the other version of the picture here: https://plus.google.com/+PatrickHonner/posts/ALvhM8JK5kJ.

Relevant links

Robert Bosch’s website: http://www.dominoartwork.com 

Wikipedia on Leonardo Fibonacci: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences on the Fibonacci numbers: http://oeis.org/A000045

Fibonacci numbers in nature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number#In_nature

As well as featuring in this picture, the Fibonacci number 6765 is the name of an asteroid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6765_Fibonacci

“We’re also a band.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fibonaccis)

(Found via +Patrick Honner.)

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L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables