"Although it in no way concerns our story, it might be worthwhile, if only for the sake of accuracy, to mention the rumors and gossip about him that were making the rounds when he first came to the diocese. Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do."
— 1.1.1 An Upright Man: Monsieur Myriel
Navalenigma and I were speculating about how things would go down if their character, Jan, had has the sense to keep Beckert as his shark to be a remora to, as opposed to switching to … that other guy.
First shot is an attempt at his (literal) POV, as he comes around to Anna dragging him to
safety slightly less horrific danger.
Second is Anna going “Oh noes, violence!” and Jan going “Today is a good day for someone else to die! Wait, that’s actually every day.” Jan, you have more issues than my uncle’s National Geographic collection. Even aside from being drawn off-model.
overeducatedhillbilly said: Re: the translation meme: Would you mind taking a shot at "You shall love your crooked neighbor/with all your crooked heart." ?
hmm, okay, what I’m coming up with is
Mele har-mardelyo kauka
Na orë kauka i a-mbar elyesse
which is something like
Love your crooked near-dweller
With the crooked heart that dwells in you
(the coinage “your near-dweller” - that’s the word “har-mardelyo” up there - instead of “your neighbor” just…works a lot better in Quenya, okay.)
Thanks very much!
British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.
The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.
Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.
It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.
And let us not forget the Somber Suit! (Art by Tealin.)