anatomically terrible porn is the worst thing i’ve ever seen
is that a fucking twelve pack
So, I drew these for a sort of mecha-competition thing that didn’t actually happen so I might as well upload this now!
The SC-0 Variable Configuration Psychokinetic Barrier Platform, more commonly known as the “Paramnesia”, is a high-output two-pilot combat mecha designed as an experimental warfare unit. High-powered Kinetic Transversal Field generators in each of its limbs allow it to intercept incoming physical projectiles with its hands, and shift the kinetic force to a surface directly behind the mecha itself. Not only did this system render the unit practically invulnerable to conventional bullets and railguns, it also allowed the unit to perform a ‘double-jump’ in the air by using the leg generators against the leg itself to generate a temporary solid surface to push against even in midair.
The unit’s true power, however, is revealed with the deployment of its Samsara form. The back-mounted pod unfolds into a set of lotus petals and six high-reflectivity alabaster shields, revealing a humanoid torso inside. In this equestrian form, the mecha can cycle power between the two sets of Kinetic Transversal Field generators in its front and hind legs to achieve an indefinite, continuous state of double-jumping. This unprecedented mobility has been described by observers as ‘sky-running’, as the mecha indeed appears to be galloping across the sky with no visually obvious surface upon which to run as it demonstrates its rather unique mobility.
The Paramnesia’s weapons include its psychic fire blasts, a multi-range plasma-lance, as well as a total of 108 Lotus Petal Drones equipped with fusion lasers, deployed at the point of transformation and then manually controlled by the secondary pilot to distract and bombard enemies. The Paramnesia’s unique versatility makes it a deadly enemy, though mass-production of the unit is impractical due to the rarity of the special alloys used to build its frame and armor.
did ANYONE in the production of this film, even the fucking editor of the trailer think “what am i doing. what am i making right now”
good lord it starts out as a fairly standard telling of tarzan and then a minute into it it takes a hard left into what-the-fuck-ville
"The potential energy stored in this one tiny piece could power the entire East Coast for a month."
So, based on Wikipedia defining the ‘East Coast’ of the US as Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and me getting the statistics for US energy consumption by state in 2011, and adding together the energy and then converting it from BTU to joules (and then doing the rather crude method of dividing the year’s energy usage by 12 to get average usage per month haha), I have calculated the ‘potential energy’ stored in Tarzan’s little pebble.
2.16001585 × 10^18 joules. 2160000 trillion joules. (Trillion in the US short-scale sense.)
Let’s compare this with, oh, Hiroshima! For comparison, Hiroshima released about 15 trillion joules (again, from Wikipedia.)
That means that this thing contains six orders of magnitudes of Hiroshimas. That one tiny fucking pebble has enough energy to make about 144000 Hiroshima nukes.
Let’s compare this with antimatter, now!
I can’t exactly get mass from the video, but estimating based on how easy tarzan is lifting the rock fragment, it can’t possibly be more than 10 kg. I’ll give it 6 kg to be fair- this is a random ballpark guess, it shouldn’t be that much of a game-changer considering we’re working in orders-of-magnitude at this point.
Turns out that since antimatter’s energy density per unit mass is ‘only’ 9×10^16 J/kg, 6kg of antimatter isn’t even a trillion joules. It’s about a fifth of a trillion joules.
This means that this mystery space material is literally more powerful than antimatter by /orders/ of magnitude at the least- this mystery spacerock has an energy-per-unit-mass density of 10^6 times that of ANTIMATTER.
If that piece of rock in his hand went off it’d probably blow up the entire United States.
If we actually had such a miraculously dense energy source like that, we could literally go anywhere in space we wanted. A material that carried so much potential energy inside so little mass would fuck up the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation to an unprecedented, laughable degree (see XKCD’s excellent writeup of why this equation is important.)
To put it another way: it’d be like having antimatter rockets on our spaceships but quite literally a MILLION times better.
(Oh, and don’t forget that rock is only a FRAGMENT of a gigantic fucking asteroid that apparently killed the dinosaurs or something, and thus we can probably multiply the total expected energy obtained from this mining operation by another 3 or 4 orders of magnitude at the very least. Which is nice, because, y’know, that much of the stuff could probably explode the entire earth in twain.)
tl;dr: Writers have no sense of scale whatsoever.
No matter how long the slinky is, the bottom of the slinky will stay still (hover) until the top reaches it. Even if the slinky is over 1000 feet long.
OMFG NEW EXPERIMENTS
HOW IS GRAVITY EVEN REAL
OKAY LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING
Gravity acts on every part of an object, that much is true. However, what’s going on here is so much more complicated than gravity. The spring compresses because its shape means the rings want to be together. I’m sure we all know Newton’s Third Law: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - that is to say, for every bit of gravitational force bringing the top of the Slinky down, there is an equal amount of tension force bringing the bottom of the Slinky up. The bottom of the Slinky doesn’t move because the force of the rings bringing themselves up to meet the ring above them pulls it up at a rate equal to that of gravity.
TLDR: the Slinky is just that cool.
It’s interesting that it matches exactly though — I can’t see a *reason* for it to *necessarily* cancel out — if gravity were much weaker and the slinky much stiffer I’d expect the bottom to snap up to the middle, and in the opposite case I’d expect the whole to fall. Is there a reason for the stiffness of slinkys to be balanced such that this happens or is it an accident?
When the slinky is suspended in midair, the system is balanced such that the force downwards is equivalent to the force upwards. Otherwise, we’d have a net imbalance of force and the slinky would be accelerated either downwards or upwards! Since it’s hanging in the air still, this obviously isn’t happening. In fact, the slinky’s ‘stiffness’- its k factor in the F=kx equation- merely determines how /far/ it has to stretch- the x value, since obviously F is the constant force of gravity upon the string.
tl;dr: The slinky is a system which while not moving is in equilibrium; the distance it stretches is a result of it reaching a state of balance between tension forces pulling it up and gravity pulling it downwards. The only variable that can change in the equation F=kx is x.
Sorry for the late post, everyone! Busy day today.
Here’s the results for Challenge #6! Some really nice submissions this week, they’re under the cut!
I do wish there were more entries this week, but there was still some good stuff in this one!
Hey guys! Alexa here. We got some pretty awesome submissions this week and I’m very excited to show them off this week. They’re all under the break so check them out!
Ah, yeah, it probably would have been a good idea to actually tell you who my character was instead of taking its ubiquity for granted :3
He’s King, from Cave Story! If you like pixelart but haven’t heard of cave story, you seriously need to check that game out unless you want your pixelart fan badge revoked :P