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Old 02-06-2019, 07:26 PM
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Why do I get the feeling this is one of those "ha ha, I'm smarter than you" things?
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:28 AM
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Feast For A King is amazing? It's a complex interwoven narrative about worm monsters fucking and eating each other and falling in love. Does anyone read it?
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:27 AM
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I used to! But it's a really rough start and it has an intimidatingly massive backlog. I'd love to give it another go.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:53 AM
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It's definitely very confusing and also about five thousand pages long so far, but it's extremely queer and I find the art very charming (even when it's in sketch mode) and I'm a total sucker for trans monsters with too many eyes and teeth.

E: It's also extremely adorable

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Old 02-07-2019, 02:20 PM
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Why do I get the feeling this is one of those "ha ha, I'm smarter than you" things?
I mean the fundamentals underlying relativity and the consequences of them get a bad rap for being complex but for the most part they're actually not that daunting from a high-level perspective. I've been working under the assumption based on what I saw on an Nova episode one time that the whole reason that Einstein developed the theory of relativity came from the fact that nobody was able to develop a working means of getting railway timekeeping consistent between stations. When people say things like 'GPS relies on relativity' part of what they mean is that synchronizing timing at a distance for far-apart stuff runs into specific physical constraints...ones that we've done a lot of math to demonstrate.

Most of what makes it daunting is that in order to actually quantify those constraints we, again, have to do a lot of math and we have to be pretty precise about it as well -- more that there are a lot of steps getting from A to B than any single step being all that much of a leap of logic. Even then there are still a lot of fudge factors. If you want to work out things like Lorentz contraction you wind up doing some approximations from the perspective that anything not traveling at the speed of light is traveling so much more slowly that the difference between their motion and the speed of light is basically negligible.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:34 PM
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Honestly, specifics of the subject aside (and having no context for these characters, as I haven't read the comic), I read that one strip as being more about a girl being immersed in doing what she loves, rather than "haha she's smart and you're dumb".
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:27 PM
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But like, is there a joke besides mutual recognition of the meaning assigned to an arbitrary greek character by a math person?
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:47 PM
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I thought the joke was that a complicated math equation was on the board of a coffee shop and the punchline was that someone made the assumption that the equation was for sale as a beverage and ordered one.

I... didn’t read anything past that. And I deemed the gag “solid!”
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:52 PM
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I mean the fundamentals underlying relativity and the consequences of them get a bad rap for being complex but for the most part they're actually not that daunting from a high-level perspective. I've been working under the assumption based on what I saw on an Nova episode one time that the whole reason that Einstein developed the theory of relativity came from the fact that nobody was able to develop a working means of getting railway timekeeping consistent between stations. When people say things like 'GPS relies on relativity' part of what they mean is that synchronizing timing at a distance for far-apart stuff runs into specific physical constraints...ones that we've done a lot of math to demonstrate.

Most of what makes it daunting is that in order to actually quantify those constraints we, again, have to do a lot of math and we have to be pretty precise about it as well -- more that there are a lot of steps getting from A to B than any single step being all that much of a leap of logic. Even then there are still a lot of fudge factors. If you want to work out things like Lorentz contraction you wind up doing some approximations from the perspective that anything not traveling at the speed of light is traveling so much more slowly that the difference between their motion and the speed of light is basically negligible.
you know, you could have just said yes
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:08 PM
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That strip makes me so happy.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:51 PM
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Feast For A King is amazing? It's a complex interwoven narrative about worm monsters fucking and eating each other and falling in love. Does anyone read it?
I do! It's great. I'm happy there are other TT members who like it.
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ReTale, a comic about working retail in a version of Florida inhabited by all sorts of supernatural and fantasy creatures, has got my interest. The premise is solid (and it's already getting good gags out of it) and the art is wonderful. It just started, but it already has a full chapter up and updates with multiple pages at a time, so you can get a good idea of what it's going to be like.
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