Friday, September 5, 2014

Vinculum? I hardly knew 'um.

This is a lovely drawing I did of Minjong on the slowest day ever. I drew it after I wrote the following stuff you're about to read. The picture has nothing directly to to do with the stuff so don't think it's a visual aid or you will become very confused.

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  I'm sorry. I really am. I promise I'm not bein smart, but I want to share with you, my spam bots, something I thought about that was kind of groovy. First I had this thought:

Ideally, for a caricature artist, the unseen and the always seen get the same treatment.

Then I thought, well that's pretty solid. Maybe I can graph that.

so here's our x axis then

 and our y axis then


Now, as we go from "always seen" and move leftward toward "unseen," we're going to gradually increase because we're going toward more bizarre and unusual and interesting features. Away from things like, his head is connected to his neck. He has two eyes. When he smiles his teeth show. His eyebrows have a space between them.

But when we move in from the opposite side, from unseen, the things you don't draw because they aren't there--things like..he has hair on his tongue, his face is on fire--as soon as you enter from the left axis, into the the "almost hardly ever, once in a lifetime, see" zone--as soon as you move this direction the tiniest imaginable distance, you're immediately in the "should draw" zone as deep as you can possibly be. So the graph goes up like this. 

I think this would have to be aaaaaaaaaalmost a right triangle, but we can't really express it visually, but if we use math, maybe it's like this, but i wish I was more math savy. 

  Here I'm in a situation where if I knew useless geometry more good I could solve this.
   And I don't know if "point zero repeating, one" is an actual number, because I would have to use a Google search to find that out, and I was unable to figure out how to type a repeating symbol on a Mac. The above 9 was done with copy and paste.

One thing I did learn was that the idea of a repeating decimal is actually controversial. Some mathematicians say .9 is actually 1. If we at the blog realm discover that to be the case, you can be sure we'll change it to .99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999. So dont' worry about that.

I use to love math back in 7th grade. And then 8th grade I lost my grip on all of it. It depends so much on the teacher and I did not like my 8th grade teacher's teaching. I need a teacher that says everything with a sly grin out the side of their mouth like they got the scoop. my 8th grade teacher taught like she was doing announcements at a company union meeting.
 And I had a great chemistry teacher, but he said something that I still just don't get. He said "When you're driving, every time a mosquito hits your wind shield your car stops very briefly." Is that crazy?! Of course it is, but from knowing the guy, I know he knows what he's talking about, but it didn't make sense to me then, and it doesn't make sense to me now. 

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