This is the Google trend for the search query “Quadratic formula”
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer.
And so it goes on forever.
phantomroxas asked: Looking at Bulbapedia, I'm guessing Cyrus' thought process was "My parents don't like me → This wouldn't be a problem if they didn't have high expectations → They have expectations because they have emotions → Emotions beget conflict → Eliminating emotion would create peace". If anything, that just makes Cyrus a hypocrite, because he wants humanity to lose their "spirit", so his GOAL is to make people incomplete. That or he thinks what people are lacking is love, and he wants to destroy hatred.
The original Asker, UltraEricTheRed, responded with their own explanations of what his deal is. I can’t figure out how to reblog it without reblogging the entirety of my original answer, which is really long and I doubt people want that on their dashboard. For his full response, you can see it here: http://ultraericthered.tumblr.com/post/79316716214/wait-do-you-actually-think-cyrus-in-the-games-at#notes
Basically, a lot of his backstory has to do with his parents forcing unrealistic expectations onto him and becoming emotionally distant from people and Pokémon, embracing the supposed perfection of machines. The problem is that a lot of this is not stuff we learn from him, not even hinted at beyond “I hate emotions” and “This world will be for me alone.” We have to learn a lot of this back-story AFTER we’ve dealt with him, so it’s less something that builds up over time until we can understand where he’s coming from and more “Oh, by the way, here’s the deal with the villain you’ve already dealt with.”
And while UltraEric offers explanations for what Cyrus is talking about with “Spirit,” I still say that Cyrus is too friggin’ vague and you REEEAAAALLY have to dig to figure out what he’s talking about.
And yes, the analogy IS stupid. Time and space are not “two chains of opposite characteristics in a spiral.” And he pulls the analogy RIGHT THE HELL out of nowhere. He just interrupts his rant to go, “By the by, do you know what genes are?”
And by the by, most of the problems with the dude, ignoring just the poor writing choices of explaining his motivations AFTER you’ve beaten him, there’s huge problems with the translation of the game. Apparently, in Japan, his goal was much clearer: he wanted to be a God. Nob Ogasawara, one of the English translators of the games up through Platinum, described on many occasions the problems they had translating the damn game, since the rating on it meant they had to excise a good chunk of the mentions of that goal. They were scrambling to put things together. And I quote:
What makes Cyrus even more incoherent is the fact that the “E10” rating meant excising of anything remotely related to God and how he’s going to be the supreme being, etc. The ridiculous sermonizing and dodgy genetics are just icing.
I remember bouncing my forehead off the keyboard fairly repeatedly when confronted with the original Japanese text (which was sort of my fault because I complained to the script writer that the motives of Cyrus were unclear in Diamond & Pearl, and that the underlings had even less motivation to follow his ravings. That brought on more appearances of Cyrus and the rally scene with Looker in Plat.).
Well, the rally scene, I think Cyrus promised them a new world that’s perfect for him and followers. So the way I figured it is that Cyrus is a messiah figure like der Fuhrer who promised a 1,000-year Reich. (And thus the Nuremberg Rally-like event.)
In a way, the motivation isn’t all that different from the delusional eco-terrorists of Gen 3. Although those people at least were altruistic enough—they only wanted what’s best for the world (although there were dingbats at the grunt-level who were not much more than thugs).
The Rockets were so much easier to deal with, really. They were just a criminal syndicate of the garden variety.
-A question asked to him:
Plat’s storyline additions feel more like they were written in after they finished D/P, rather that just writing the full thing, and then holding back on stuff for the first two versions. Is there any truth to this?
You’re absolutely right.
Plat was localized long after Diamond & Pearl, just like Emerald after Ruby & Sapphire, Crystal after G&S, and Yellow after Red & Blue.
Diamond & Pearl text were translated over 2.5 months thereabouts. I think there was something like 210,000 words.
Platinum text arrived several years later. I think there was well over 100,000 new words of text, and I clawed through that in about a month and a half.
The pace was utterly insane involving 14-hour workdays and absolutely no holidays.
the majority of the pony fandom is terrible but you can’t deny that this is the most crossover-inducing song created in the mlp fandom
like it goes with so much shit, not just my little pony???
I can 300% relate to this
THEIR NOSES GET COLD AND CATS ARE SO CUTE
i am cat
Well you can just bet one of us will get fucking LOST BEFORE WE GET TO THROTTLING.
After that we get kicked out for not being stylish enough!
Or not be allowed in certain areas because of an apparent blackout.
Let’s not forget to save outside the city before we rumble!
Art by Cyril Rolando
I feel like this really expresses each instrument.
oh my god, this is beautiful….
GHOULS GHOULS GHOULS
This was my favorite Scooby Doo movie. I even bought it off amazon
i never knew friendzoning boys was as easy as saying thanks im gonna use my manners more
further evidence that straight boys think compliments are magic words that are supposed to make women immediately strip naked
What’s the appropriate, non-friendzoning response?
"You look pretty today."
"Okay, fine, I’ll suck your dick."
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