I have been thinking about Alexander Pierce a lot recently, and I figured something out. He is is a brilliant manipulator and a highly skilled tactician. Okay, that is not news, but consider this.
- The attack on Fury he sets in motion minutes to hours before it happens. For an attack that large, with that many assets and different strategies involved, it had to have been in planning for some time.
- The attack on Cap in the elevator happens in the elevator as he is leaving Pierce’s office. Cap left the office, Pierce texted Sitwell or Rumlow, and they were off and running with an attack that had clearly been thought out and planned. In fact, they had to have been waiting on the go order.
- This is the part I really love. In the end, Pierce maneuvers the World Security Council into launching Insight, and making it look like he lost, like he had been out-maneuvered and he was going to have to do this against his will. Why is this important? Think about what would have happened if Insight had succeeded. Millions of people would have been dead before some power managed to blast them out of the sky. Who would have been left holding the bag? The Council members. Pierce was on record as not wanting to launch it, as being the last voice of reason before the Council members (now war criminals) took action. Heck, even those little badges he gives them that are deadly burn-through-your-sternum things were probably there so that when everything went “bad”, he could arrest them. He would have been left the hero (ready to decline another Peace Prize) and they would have been criminals.
The man is brilliant.
edictalis said: what a great meme. 1.2619!
I am going to have to try hard to have any specific opinion on 1.2619. *plays with a calculator* It’s very close to being the square of 1.123? And vaguely near the cube root of 2?
You, on the other hand, are nowhere near the cube root of 3. You surpass it by like a bazillion kilometres, you are up in the stratosphere of cool interesting people who will not return two no matter how often you cube them.
I mean, not literally, I am not going to cut you into cubes I swear.
…but if I did there would be a lot more than two.
I saw the reply pointing out that 1.2619 is the Hausdorf dimension of a Koch Snowflake (ie log(4)/log(3)), but only after I discovered that it’s slightly closer to the fifth root of 3.2.
I think the snowflake connection is cooler.
So, I finally joined the Night Vale train a couple of months ago, and have been listening through from episode one.
Last night I reached the first ep for which the pre-episode promo announcements included mention of their planned appearance at DashCon.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh dear.
Mass Effect - Tali’Zorah nar Rayya
Cosplay by Amie Bosshart
Photography by Plainswalker
the difference between birds and birbs
I am laughing SO FUCKING HARD
Thrash or die
My favourite pub just took mac & cheese off the menu. I can’t even.