Hello my dear Sherlocks, Einsteins, and other puzzle solvers. You’re probably all cooped up and sick of your family at this point, and need something to keep morale up.
Well, I got just the thing for you.
As always, the solution to the riddle is in the comments.
The mathematics of infinity can be startlingly beautiful. It can allso be just plain startling.
Consider the natural numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. They are infinite; any number you can conceive of can be increased. Now consider the even natural numbers – 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. These also obviously extend to infinity.
So if you compare the set of all natural numbers with the set of all even natural numbers, which is larger?
“He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just … met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Daniel.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Love is illogical, love had consequences–I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“The first time I saw you, when you stepped into that Skiz ring against Kaede, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. I could’ve watched you forever. The first time I kiss you…” That memory overpowers me now, taking me by surprise. I remember every last detail of it, almost enough to push away the lingering images of the Elector pulling June to him. “Well, that might as well have been my first kiss ever.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“See?” she says. “tricked you. You’re always staring at your opponents eyes-but that gives you a bad peripheral view.If you want to track my arms and legs, you have to focus on my chest.” I raise my eyebrow at that. “say no more.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart. He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Yeah, something was wrong. That was the understatement of the year.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“I want to run. To do what I always do, have always done, for the last five years of my life. Escape, flee into the shadows. But this time, I stand my ground. I’m tired of running.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“I make sure to keep a good distance between us, just in case she decides to get happy with a knife or something.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“My heart is ripped open, shredded, leaking blood. I can’t let him leave like this. We’ve been through to much to turn into strangers.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Now you’ll get to see how I can really run a building, darlin. Not even a cracked knee to hold me back, yeah? What a nice birthday present.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Even in the dark, I see hints of a smile creep onto her face. “Yeah. You are a smooth talker.” I give her a wounded frown.“Sweetheart, would I ever lie to you?” “Don’t try. I’d see right through it.” I give her a low laugh. “Fair enough.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
“He spins around. Before I can say anything else, he steps forward and takes my face in his hands. Then he’s kissing me one last time, overwhelming me with his warmth, breathing life and love and aching sorrow into me. I throw my arms around his neck as he wraps his around my waist. My lips part for him and his mouth moves desperately against mine, devouring me, taking every breath that I have. Don’t go, I plead wordlessly. But I can taste the good-bye on his lips, and now I can no longer hold back my tears. He’s trembling. His face is wet. I hang on to him like he’ll disappear if I let go, like I’ll be left alone in this dark room, standing in the empty air. Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy
Hello my dear readers, I hope life is treating you as well as it can. If you’re reading this, you’re back for yet another Thursday Thoughts post.
This week’s topic? I don’t mind spoilers.
Seems pretty straightforward, so let’s get into it!
Everyone reads books, watches Netflix, TV, plays video games, or takes in some form of entertainment that can be spoiled.
Sometimes it’s inevitable. We can’t help things being spoiled for us. That new movie is just too good for strangers not to talk about on the bus, or that big sports game is flooding TVs everywhere you go, or even the series finale of your favourite show is being talked about all over social media.
It is very difficult to avoid them. Spoilers are everywhere you go in life. Sometimes they are obvious with articles or videos being made about them, sometimes they are less obvious, where spoilers are in memes.
But to be honest?
I don’t mind spoilers. I don’t mind stories being ruined for me. I don’t mind discussing the end of a book series with someone, knowing I am three books from the end. I want to know what happens at the end of the TV season, because the middle is often too boring.
I actually enjoy it. I enjoy spoilers.
I CRAVE to know the ending of whatever book, movie, or TV series I am taking.
If someone won’t tell me, I will look it up. I’ll spend hours clicking through the Wiki, putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
I’m always looking up a character’s ending, or when this event happens, or when someone might die.
I can’t wait to find out the answer on my own by reading the book or watching eight more episodes.
I NEED to know what happens.
Very few people I know of are the same as me. Most people hate having things spoiled for them, because it ruins the fun.
It ruins the adventure, it ruins the surprise.
That makes sense to me, and I can agree that the moments I didn’t have spoiled for me get a larger reaction out of me. I remember literally fist pumping when Andolin Kholin (Stormlight Archive) dueled a bunch of shard bearers solo. That moment wasn’t ruined for me, and it was AMAZING.
But having things “spoiled” for me actually makes me more excited for a book. It makes me more excited to get to that point and see it unfold for me.
Hello my dear anime lovers, today’s post has you in mind. My love for anime comes and goes in its strength, but at the end of the day, anime will always be a medium I love to enjoy.
There’s so much to pick from, and there are hundreds of stories to tell, I don’t think I could ever get bored.
Some anime I have been watching for years, some I just discovered recently. I’m not sure if you’re an anime fan, but I could go on for hours on the beauty of it.
This list will have some anime that are brand new, some that have been going on for a while and a new season is coming out, and some will have been coming out for a few decades already, and a few that have been out for a while, but I just haven’t found the time to watch yet
A series that have been going on for almost as ling as I have been alive. With the current arc that is being adapted into the anime medium, I am excited to see things come into action.
Fight scenes, beautiful country landscapes, and samurai. I’m excited to catch up on the Wane arc.
Haikyuu!! Riku vs. Kuu
I rushed through Haikyuu!! in just a few weeks, so I know I will enjoy this spin-off show. It won’t be long, but I love the characters involved.
This was the first sports anime I watched, and being a volleyball player, I know the reality behind the whole show.
Made in Abyss
I recently found this one because of an anime Youtube channel I follow, and I was disappointed to find out I caught up so quickly.
There’s a new movie that supposedly continues the story came out in January, and I heard rumors of a new season too, so I will be watching it the instant it comes out.
So I recently read the entirety of the Pygmalion manga, which is about mascots coming to life and killing hundreds of people. Gleipnir follows a similar presence, and from what I have seen, it looks like something I will enjoy.
I’ve begun to appreciate horror recently, so I’m excited to get through the first season of Gleipnir.
The Promised Neverland
Honestly I have stopped myself from looking up this show. I’ve heard very minimal spoilers, but a lot of praise for The Promised Neverland, so I added it to the list on blind trust.
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
I read a bit of the manga, but I quickly couldn’t keep up in the midst of reading other manga. I really enjoyed the story’s premise, and thought hey, let’s watch the anime!
It looks really good, and I think this is an anime that will look better on video than it does on the page!
Anime and vikings. Is there anything else to enjoy? Two worlds thrown together that make a perfect match. Another show I don’t know a lot of, and has been going on for a while that I just haven’t found the time for yet.
Attack on Titan Season 4
DAMN AM I EXCITED FOR SEASON 4 OF ATTACK ON TITAN. This show got better and better with each season, and with the final season coming out in October, I can’t wait!
It’s not just action packed, but full of mystery and deception. I know this show might be over-hyped to some people, but I really enjoy watching it.
Tower of God
I found this little-known manwa many years ago, and thought it was my own precious gem. I always wanted it to be adapted to an anime, and now that it is here, I can’t tell you how excited I am!
Just a few more weeks, and Bam will be climbing the tower on a screen near you.
Dear readers, I am proud to announce that I was chosen to be one of the Panelists for the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award!
There were’t actually any cuts this year, so whoever applied to be a panelist was chosen, but I am excited for the opportunity!
But, what I came here to tell you is that the author entries are finally open! Yep, authors are now able to submit their books to the BBNYA!
Entries are open until May 10, 2020 at 23:59GMT, so make sure you spread the word. If you know any authors, tell them to submit their work.
If you want any more information, you can check out the BBNYA website.
I will be posting updates whenever I have more information for you, but for now, here’s a rough timeline for anyone interested.
May 10: The author entries close at 23:59GMT May 13: Deadline for authors to send the excerpts and pay entry fee at 23:59GMT. May 19: Start of round one. We will supply you with all files and links needed by then. June: We aim to have the judging of round 1 done during this month. July: Depending on how quick we have the results of round 1 ready, we will start round 2. July 20: Deadline for the announcement of the results of round 1. July/September: Depending on how quick we have the results of round 2 ready, we will start round 3. September 30: Deadline for the announcement of the results of round 2. Late November: Around this time we aim to have all judging of the books of round 3 done. December 21: Deadline for the announcement of round 3.
If you want to enter for the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Award, let me know! I’d love to know if one of my fellow readers submitted their book! Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram