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and this is where i wish i hadn't asked
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
You know when you have officially moved beyond 'really enjoying writing fanfic' to 'now a religious avocation' when you are talking to:

a.) cjandre
b.) svmadelyn
c.) rageprufrock

about how to bring back someone after you kill them hideously in a radation style execution.

And you end up at a website describing Chaos Theory and fractals, as you are trying to cram *just enough physics* to make your double timeline universe sound reasonably accurate. And also figure out how it happened. Because for some reason, you thought it would be a lot of fun to start a story with no idea how any of it actually happened.

A. Chaos. Theory. Website.

*rubs temples hard*

This is like high school, but without the competition with the hot guy up front who thought girls couldn't do math. *sighs* I can barely remember *long division*. They have f(x) and the things and oh God, I need an *aspirin*. Or possibly my high school notes. Maybe both.

Though of the day, though: when we did these in high school, we were given pages and pages to solve and/or graph and/or cry over and/or cheat with. At no time did anyone explain what they were for. Now, eleven years past calculus, I find out they are the base of fractals?

Seriously. I need a *nap*. On the other hand, any day I can claim a major character death to my name? That's a pretty good day.
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Gee, and I'm so sorry that I left before we could have this conversation last night.

Come oonnnnn. Time travel is *fun*. FUN!

*giddy glee*

I'm enjoying getting into math, much to my surprise since I sucked at it and high school is a vague memory. I blame fandom. Yes, all these science guys in my shows? They're seducing me into knowledge! Not even a fic to justify the headaches in my case. Just - eh - coolness. In a privately geeky way that mystifies most people ;)

*nodnodnod* Tha's *exactly it*. My God. They make math and science *sexy*.

lol You just totally made my day. The other day I was trying to get a friend of mine to explain the basics of black holes and wormholes while cramming on websites to try and make a short story of mine (based off a dream I had) sound plausible in which if the physical spirit of the planet is killed (i.e. Gaia, Demeter, etc.) then the resultant catastrophe creates a wormhole with a pocket dimension in which some of the planetary inhabitants still survive.

Yes! *hugs you* Yes. And yes again.

On the other hand, any day I can claim a major character death to my name? That's a pretty good day.

Man. My very first SGA story idea was OMG EVERYONE IS DED. I think it's a good day when someone survives.

But eee! Math! (I have to sit down and watch SGA, I really do. But I have not yet, and I'm so brain-fried that all I can think to say is "eee! Math!")

I've been trying to read this book called "The Golden Ratio," about phi and it's hurting my brain. Although I once did black hole research so that I could use it as a unifying metaphor for a story. Somehow, black holes made sense. The equations in the book do not. And I'm also researching the state of chemistry in 1810 so that I can write about Regency-era Rodney's scientific experiments. I mean, how the hell do we get into these things?

This is like high school, but without the competition with the hot guy up front who thought girls couldn't do math.

Your competitive high school math geek was hot? *feels cheated*

Hee. I dated my *entire* AP Physics class. Granted it was me and the six most adorable dorks on the face of the earth, but they were hot. Kinda. Okay, not so much, but they did calculus in their heads and I didn't have to tutor them so as not to be inflicted with inane questions slowing the progress of the class like I did in my calc class which at the time was the hottest thing eva.

I thought fractals were based on imaginary numbers? (i = sqrt -1) Or is it Calculus + imaginary numbers?

There is a lot more incentive to learn maths if there's possible porn as well. At least to me ;)

*pets* Math is good for you. Writing fic is making you think about math. Ergo writing fic is good for you.

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