Care of Dendrobium – Smithsonian Gardens
Dendrobium alexandrae orchid flower from the Living Collection.
Flowers of Dendrobium speciosum var. hillii ‘Don Brown’ orchid
Common Name: Dendrobium
Scientific Name: Dendrobium (den-DROB-ee-um)
This genus of orchid, first described in 1799, is made up of over 1,000 species. One notable variety is the Nobel Dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile) which is listed as one of the 50 fundamental herbs of traditional Chinese medicine, and native to the Himalayan region. Fortunately, the novice orchid grower does not need to worry about the growing requirements of a thousand different plants. Simply knowing Dendrobium’s growing preferences overall will suffice. Some Dendrobiums are evergreen, some are deciduous, and some are a mixture of the two. The types of Dendrobiums found in most stores are evergreen Phalaenopsis-type hybrids.
Where should I put my orchid?
Most Dendrobiums are epiphytes (meaning they grow on the branches and trunks of other plants) that like a lot of indirect light and temperatures from about 58-75° F. Due to this sunny disposition, Dendrobiums should be placed on an east facing windowsill, or a slightly shaded southern one, in a bark mixture. The pot that is used should only be slightly bigger than the plant’s root ball.
What about humidity?
Wild Dendrobiums thrive in humid conditions found in cloud forests, monsoon environments, and tropical islands. If you live in a very dry environment, place this orchid near a small humidifier or atop a tray filled with pebbles and water.
How much water should I give it?
Since Dendrobiums are often large plants in small pots, they should be watered relatively frequently, sometimes as much as twice a week. Your plant should be almost dry before watering, though. Seasonally, water Dendrobiums less in the fall and winter, and gradually more as temperatures rise in the spring and summer.
My orchid has finished blooming – now what?
Dendrobiums have tall pseudobulbs which remain year after year, and provide the plant with energy even when it is not blooming. They are frequently called canes, and do not get cut. The thin stems which come out of these canes can get cut after the flowers finish blooming. After another growth season, the Dendrobium will bloom again.
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A Loathsome Smile – Fantasy for Another Time, Volume 1 — Deko.fm
While the majority of the underground music scene is plagued by poor production values and a lack of creativity, Fantasy for Another Time, Volume 1 is relief on the notion that exceptionally well produced material can’t be achieved by unknown artists. Incorporating elements of experimental prog rock, goth, electronica and industrial metal, A Loathsome Smile brilliantly combines each unique style into an amalgamation more impressive than its parts in modern-day music. Moreover, his latest work is as incredibly well polished as it is composed, resulting in one striking listening experience.
Fantasy for Another Time, Volume 1 is absurdly unpredictable, and as a result slightly jarring. Each song is magically vibrant and colourful, changing subgenres within a genre as gracefully as an acrobat on a tightrope. Enter the Void starts slow, though charmingly paves the narrative structure of the album to come. My Aryan Valentine teases synth punk amidst a distorted cloud of clamour before it transitions into an explosive, twisted finale. Songs structured in a prog rock suite, such as Limbo and Liminal Wars, constantly shift and evolve. These songs maintain a rock-opera vibe without overstaying their welcome, while songs like Just Sleep and Cioran impressively incorporate shoegaze elements in a manner that is the antithesis of dream-like. Detailed textures are consistently brushed over A Loathsome Smile’s canvas like a baby spreading paint with its palms. This is especially noteworthy during Nemesis, its presence mired by an extraordinarily memorable instrumental finale. Picking a favourite is difficult among such a solid track-listing.
If you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails’ gritty aesthetic and Vampire Rodent’s incredibly complex song-structures, A Loathsome Smile’s latest work is a no-brainer. The shoegaze elements are aggressive as opposed to dream-like, the theatrical conventions are appropriately tamed, and the industrial vibes reflect that of an enticing other-worldly civilisation. At the same time, it is deeply personal, down to Earth and admirably honest. Fantasy for Another Time, Volume 1 is a masterpiece.
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A Feminist Revenge Fantasy — Fantasy/Animation
The sexist posters that beat her down earlier are defaced as the protagonist flings red paint at them, high-street pornographers are set alight to burn, and tables are turned as men, not women, are placed under a night-time curfew. These depictions of women fighting back against their everyday experiences of social and cultural misogynies are all nods to the strategies and tactics of second wave feminist direct action that had then recently taken place in Leeds, but also across the breadth of the UK, and globally.
As Terry Wragg explained to me when recalling aspects of the workshop’s creative decision-making process for this part of the film: “We were trying to say ok, so here are all the things you can do… although no one, of course, is recommending arson.” (2019) Give Us a Smile’s blend of live action and animation with fantasy works extremely effectively to both imagine and depict the counter-patriarchal possibilities offered up by the filmmakers as a riposte to the ongoing social problem of street harassment, and the ongoing socio-cultural problem of media misogynies.
To support Leeds Animation Workshop, Give Us a Smile can be streamed or downloaded by rental or purchase through Vimeo, and is also available to purchase on DVD from the Leeds Animation Workshop website.
All of my research on this topic is dedicated to the memories of Wilma McCann, Emily Jackson, Irene Richardson, Patricia Atkinson, Jayne MacDonald, Jean Jordan, Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Vera Millward, Josephine Whitaker, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls, and Jacqueline Hill, and to all victims and survivors of violence against women. #EndViolenceAgainstWomen
 For further explanation of the ethos and background of Leeds Animation Workshop, go to https://www.leedsanimation.org.uk/about/.
Anon. 1981. “Yorks ‘Fun’ Film Prompted by the Ripper.” Yorkshire Evening Post, May 29: 1, 4.
Pottinger, Laura. 2017. “Planting the Seeds of a Quiet Activism.” Area 49: 215-222.
Thomson, Else. 2020. “Leeds Animation Workshop.” In The International Encylopedia of Gender, Media and Communication, edited by Karen Ross, Ingrid Bachmann, Valentina Cardo, Sujata Moorti and Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, available here.
Wragg, Terry. 2019. “Interview with the author.” January 3 Leeds Animation Workshop, Leeds.
Hannah Hamad is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Culture. She is the author of Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood (New York and London: Routledge, 2014). This blog post comes from initial findings of exploratory research towards Hannah’s new project on media, culture and misogyny in the Yorkshire Ripper years. The first output from this work is available now as “The movie producer, the feminists and the serial killer: UK feminist activism, misogynist 70s film culture and the (non) filming of the Yorkshire Ripper murders” in James Fenwick, Kieran Foster and David Eldridge (eds), Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Contexts of Unmade Films (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2020), pp. 235-250. Hannah’s book Film, Feminism and Rape Culture in the Yorkshire Ripper Years is under contract with BFI Publishing (in partnership with Bloomsbury) and due to be published in 2023.
90,000 Fantasies and Madness (Salvador Dali). Gioconda’s Smile: A Book about Artists
Dali, El Salvador
Dali, El Salvador
According to A.S. Ter-Ohanyan, it is pop culture, and not “contemporary art.” , in intellectuals
Salvador Dali “Our time is the era of the pygmies … Others are so bad that I turned out to be better.Cinematography is doomed, for it is a consumer industry designed for the needs of millions. Not to mention the fact that a whole bunch of idiots make the film. I paint a picture because it is not
Chops, bacon, baguette and lobster Salvado? R Dali? (Salvado? R Dom? Ne Felip Jasi? Nt Dali? And Dom? Ne, Marquis de Pubol) (1904-1989) – Spanish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director, writer. One of the most famous representatives of surrealism. Kitchen
Fear of copulation generated by the father of Salvado? R Dali? (Salvador Domé? Ne Felip Jasi? Nt Dali and Dom? Ne, Marquis de Pubol) (1904-1989) – Spanish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director, writer. One of the most famous representatives of surrealism, he is
Military uniform Salvado? R Dali? (Salvador Dome? Ne Felip Jasi? Nt Dali and Domo? Ne, Marquis de Pubol) (1904-1989) – Spanish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director, writer.One of the most famous representatives of surrealism. Fatal attraction of military uniform
A teenager owning a little slave, Salvado? R Dali? (Salvador Domé? Ne Felip Jasi? Nt Dali and Dom? Ne, Marquis de Pubol) (1904-1989) – Spanish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director, writer. One of the most famous representatives of surrealism.AS
Foreskin with bread crumbs Salvado? R Dali? (Salvador Domé? Ne Felip Jasi? Nt Dali and Dom? Ne, Marquis de Pubol) (1904-1989) – Spanish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, director, writer. One of the most famous representatives of surrealism. According to Javier
Full name – Dali Salvador Felix Hosinto (b.in 1904 – d. in 1989)
Famous Spanish painter, designer and decorator. The author of a huge number of paintings. Dali’s works are widely represented in museums in Europe and the United States of America. Not
Full name – Salvador Felix Jacinto Dali (born 1904 – died 1989) Spanish artist who chose the only woman as his idol. In the history of world painting, there are many artists who inspiredly depicted the female and male bodies in
Surrealism and Salvador Dali
Surrealism and Salvador Dali
“One genius” about himself Among the written testimonies and documents relating to the history of art of the XX century, diaries, letters, essays, interviews in which surrealists talk about themselves are very noticeable.These are Max Ernst, André Masson, and Luis Bunuel, and
(born in 1904 – died in 1989)
“How do you want to understand my paintings, when I myself, who creates them, do not understand them either.”
Salvador Dali was born twice. To his father, notary public in Figueres, an anti-Madrid republican and
SALVADOR DALI AND GALA
SALVADOR DALI AND GALA
The outstanding Spanish artist and his Muse have lived together for over half a century. According to Dali, without Gala he could neither create nor live. But this does not mean at all that in the life of the spouses there was no place for other heartfelt affections … Dali never
Salvador Dali and Gala
Salvador Dali and Gala
More than one exciting novel can be written about the love story of the great Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his wife Elena Dyakonova, better known as Gala.However, within the framework of this book, we will try to tell her
Fantasies and Madness
Fantasies and Madness
Crazy, unfaithful, cursed
Two-legged, overgrown with wool,
Think, think constantly
About the inevitable: about the Second Coming …
Rurik Ivnev, 1914
Fantasies and Madness (Salvador
90,000 A gang of furry mods. Pirates. Labyrinth Press Publishing House – “Cool book-game! Smiles, fantasy and wonderful mood “
The theme of pirates, especially kind, fluffy and funny, we have dearly loved for a long time. Even the cat loves dearly for a long time. Therefore, everyone looked at the purchased book with joy and expectation of a miracle: adults, children, a cat. And hurray! the book fully met all our expectations!
It is better to play with the book together, it makes it possible to come up with a bunch of stories, explanations of what is happening, you can come up with and fulfill your vision of the proposed situations, since the stickers are given the sea.
The world’s best sushi cat
For each page on the sticker insert, a recommended set of stickers is given, and in the amount that allows you to make different versions. This is great, because you can buy two books and offer them to two children, and their page decorations and stories themselves will be individual. In this case, you can use stickers from other blocks. For example, our awesome sushi cat was created using stickers from the entire booklet, not just the set recommended on this page.
What a lovely earring Roger has.
The designs for the stickers are done very nicely and with love. It’s nice that the creators have worked hard on their work, you can feel it.
Love that thanks to the generous set of stickers, you can even get creative with the design of the treasure island map!
Hey, you forgot your swim shorts!
Well, we didn’t like that the cat Peter pokes someone with a cold weapon to jump into the water.In our story, Fat Pip just noticed that it seems to be going to rain, and thinks it is worth swimming or not, and Good Peter reminds him of shorts.
Rabbit hat just ah).
The world’s first land-based pirate fish!
Very friendly table). Cheese for the world’s first land pirate! Nearby in a glass is a biting jaw for fighting!
The best medicine!
Various classic tricks are offered for the treatment of pirates, including the traditions of Captain Silver and Captain Hook.We have chosen a healing and delicious pizza for the treatment. The set of stickers also allowed us to come up with our own story for the page with seasick puppies, and the buckets that were offered to them now fit the bathing rabbit Eared Bill much better.
Merlin (to the right of the sword) and Lancelot (to the left) in the fight for Excalibur
Even this story can be beaten!
So, the book is very interesting, entertaining, with imagination and humor, and great variability in playing! Many captions to pictures are made with humor, you can smile at many, photographs of animals are touching.Stickers are given in variety. You can (and better) play together, inventing, choosing, rejoicing, the main thing here is creativity and good mood! And the joy of spending time together. And how many stories and fairy tales you can compose and remember during the game! I liked it very much. They played with pleasure, even the cat took part – poked his paw a couple of times at the stickers when they gave him a choice, for example, when it was necessary to decide who to offer what to offer as a treat for a pirate feast, and this was generally already joyful and fun).Thanks to the publishers for the good mood).
Mutant Smile | International literary competition “Flight of Fantasy”
Who Said Life Is Hard? This is some kind of nonsense expressed by primitive philosophers of the past. Their ideas, which are too confusing and very few understandable today, are completely outdated and absolutely inappropriate for our progressive civilization and the era of flourishing of augmented biological capabilities. In other words, mutations. Reflections and conclusions of those thinkers of the distant past about all kinds of interactionisms, physicalisms, epiphenomenalisms and other “onisms” and “alisms” it was high time to send to the dustbin of the history of human philosophizing.
You will probably ask me: but why should these lovers of speculation on the structure of matter and consciousness be put aside? Because our generation has stepped onto an absolutely new level of that very matter and that very consciousness, about which the ancient philosophers wrote endless volumes of books, destroying, at the same time, entire forest plantations on Earth. And all this is in vain – all these billions of pages of philosophizing will now only be put down the drain. There is no matter and there is no consciousness. There is only one thing: mutation is a miracle of genetic engineering.
A mutation can do anything: you just have to introduce a new biological possibility and the trick is in the bag. And I’m not talking here about some simple mutations, such as the ability to fly or run fast. This, of course, is in every person of our time – they are screwed into us even when we are developing in a test tube. No, we are talking about super-mutations: such as time travel, for example, or the creation of planets . .. True, super-mutations are not available to everyone, but only very, very responsible of us – those who have passed the appropriate exams for seriousness.And there are very, very few of them – a little less than a hundred. You never know what can be done with superpower … Fortunately, each of those who passed the exam could acquire for themselves only one superpower – the one that he invented for himself.
If the thinkers of the past knew where their beloved humanity has turned and what things it is doing with the laws of nature, they, out of indignation, would simply turn over in their tombs and knock their knuckles on the marble slabs of their crypt.
But for us, generations with augmented capabilities, life is a rather simple and unpretentious thing.We do not at all think about the finiteness of matter and do not delve into terabytes of information accumulated in computer storages, looking for the meaning of life. We just snap a finger or stamp our foot, or we just blink an eye – whoever likes what better – and activate this or that mutation energy. And she is already doing what she is intended to do. As you can see, everything is easy and simple.
They, the philosophers of the past, why did they think so much day and night? Because then life was completely different – hard, difficult… so all sorts of thoughts and ideas came into my head, designed to help them and all their so beloved humanity to appreciate and understand the difficulties around them and cope with them.
Well, we don’t need all this at all – after all, everything is easy and simple with us. Snapped a finger or … Well, yes, I already talked about it.
But why am I getting this whole conversation going? Firstly, I have a new mutation that I acquired a couple of days ago – it is called “Clever Man”; so I’m testing it, soaring in the baby’s pose through the air.And secondly, I wanted to boast that I adore our age of endless possibilities. And thirdly – but more on that in the next chapter – I’m going to invent for myself such a super-mutation so that it passes the commission for passing the exam in severity.
Everyone can invent a super mutation for himself, but he washes them, of course, with certain restrictions. The laws of ethics, morality and rules of conduct have not yet been canceled. That is why I turned on my “Clever Man” to decide what kind of super-mutation to simulate for myself? After all, I want something unusual – one that no one has ever heard of.
In short, this “Clever Man” began his work by ridiculing all the philosophers of the past, and then took on scientists, writers, the military, and if I hadn’t stopped in time, it is not known how all this criticism and sarcasm would have ended … Apparently, I misused my new ability and I needed to learn how to manage my new mutant acquisition.
Therefore, without thinking twice, I decided to go to my friend, a certified mutant trainer. After all, soon I had exams, and what kind of superpower I would like to acquire for myself, I found it difficult to sublimate with my overly clever “Clever Man”.And you had to decide – after all, in order to pass the exam in seriousness, you had to have your own idea for superpower.
Turning off the “Clever Man”, who constantly mocked the sages of the past, literally erasing their conclusions and discoveries to powder, I telepathically made an appointment with the trainer and, imagining myself in his classroom, instantly teleported there, materializing in the mentor’s room.
Rather, it was a mentor who simply went crazy from various augmented biological capabilities, constantly testing and tuning them in different ways.That is why she was an excellent trainer: she knew everything about everything – like those notorious philosophers whom my “Smart Man” counted the ribs with – but she was not a philosopher at all, but a mutant guru. That is what we called the trainers in the use of mutations. And I, on the inspiration of my “Clever Man”, called her “Mutofil” or “Filomut” – whichever you prefer.
By the way, did I turn off my Smart Guy? It seems to be, yes … otherwise the thoughts of all sorts of “filo” and swarm in my mutated brains.
But back to my coach. I must say that it was she who taught me how to use teleportation correctly. The fact is that when I first tried to move to another point in space, I landed right in the center of our huge lake. I had to turn on the full power of the ability for fast swimming. It’s also good that I did not find myself in the center of the Milky Way or inside the wall of any building. Then I certainly would not have been able to get out of a hopeless situation.
This is why it is so important to do an internship with a mutant guru and not hope that you can do it yourself.
So, with a wide smile on my face, I appeared before my mentor, who was already waiting for me. There were already a couple of mutants here, and they were learning the settings of their new abilities to the full: one, splashing sparks in different directions, tried to squeeze a fireball out of itself, and the second, jumping awkwardly, tried to take off.
Against their background, I looked rather strange: the mentor sat me down in an easy chair; brought a worn-out floor lamp and made me read a book (oh, Lord!) on philosophy. For, as she said, criticizing philosophers without thoroughly studying all their works is like pushing the gas pedal with full force when the control lever is in neutral. There is nothing, the guru explained, to work “Clever Man” in vain.
As a result, all this seemed to me very funny – I am in an easy chair and with a book in my hands against the background of jerking and puffing mutants. But there was nothing to do. To give “Clever Man” to work at full capacity, I had to absorb a lot of information with which until now I was only superficially familiar – in other words, I was a complete amateur and layman.
At the end of the training, the guru asked to turn on the “Clever Man” and answer one simple question: “What is the meaning of life?”. Quite recently, this question would have seemed to me to have absolutely no meaning – meaningless – but now, loaded with the knowledge I have gleaned from hundreds of volumes, I began to doubt. My new addition began to rush between hundreds of definitions of the concept of life and the concept of its meaning, and other concepts, but it did not stop at anything.
Then the teacher, flashing a dazzling smile, announced that I was not yet ready to use my wisdom and should continue training.
In short, I will not drag you by the tail for a long time. I studied books on history, psychology, higher mathematics, physics, theology and other sciences, but the definition of the meaning of life still eluded me.
I was already desperate to understand anything, but stubbornly went to the guru, who never ceased to dazzle me with her smile. And then it dawned on me – Smile! Here it is – the meaning of life!
Hearing my scream and seeing the corners of my mouth raised to my ears on my face, the mentor kissed me on the cheek and announced that now I understood everything and was ready to use the “Clever Man” correctly.
Now I had to decide on my super-ability. In a couple of days, a severity exam was to take place, and if I didn’t come up with a special mutation, then I would not be allowed to pass it and my hopes and the invaluable load of information that I gleaned sitting in a chair under a floor lamp cried.
And so I locked myself in my cozy dwelling and, having tuned “Clever Man” in the right way, plunged into deep reflections about … no, not at all about being, – I already figured out this in training, – but about more urgent things – about giving exam applications.
Now, unlike the previous time, I was not bothered by confused and primitive thoughts about the failure of philosophers and sages, as well as scientists and artists of the distant past. Now I used the fruits of their mental and spiritual activity in order to move further in my research, and not be towed in place, in an amateurish way criticizing and ridiculing everything that I got.
So, armed with knowledge from various spheres of human activity, using intellect and feelings, I turned the stream of consciousness and dug deep inside myself, pulling out more and more new ideas to the surface of my mind.
My “Clever Man” did an excellent job with such a difficult job: he filtered side thoughts; sorted them on the shelves; I deduced ideas from all this, and then analyzed the data obtained and provided me with the final conclusion of this whole process – a super-ability formed and thought out to the smallest detail.
Having finished the process of philosophizing, I entered the results obtained through deep reasoning into my computer. The result is a rather impressive list of several dozen original, hitherto non-existent, superpowers.I myself did not expect so many innovative ideas to apply for the severity exam.
Among all this high-quality product, which was a symbiosis of my intellect and my new mutation, “Clever Man”, I had to choose one single one, so that it would be accepted by a commission consisting of nine super-mutants. Without thinking twice, I began to delve into the options I had invented with renewed vigor.
I went through the list I have.
“Zivevozvezdochka” – or terraforming stars.Against the background of the already existing mutation to create viable planets, it seemed to me an unnecessary luxury.
“Object clone” – or cloning of objects. One can easily lose control and multiply so much unnecessary junk that the universe simply cannot handle such a volume of matter.
“Sutkoprav” – or day management. Here, what good, people will begin to complain that either the day is long for them, or the night is short.
“Publicity” – or duplication of personality.What if one of the personalities will do some nasty things? Then what, do I have to answer for this?
“Thinker” – or accelerator of thinking. But often we get great pleasure from the very process of thinking. Having instant answers to any questions can get bored very quickly and life will become gray and uninteresting.
The list also included “Jumping Niz”, “Adult Children”, “Strahanet” and other superpowers I had invented. But for each of them, I had more minuses than pluses.It seemed that it was a dead end, and I was about to delete from the computer all this long list of unnecessary mutations, when I remembered in time that my “Clever Man” was still working at full capacity. This augmented ability of mine really made me very intelligent, but right now it made me overly picky, clinging to every little thing and turning all my ideas into one continuous problem.
Smiling to myself, I turned off the presumptuous “Clever Man” and again, with a fresh and unbiased look, went through the list.
This time the case moved faster, but I would not say that there was any other result. Prolonged use of the “Clever Man”, which was now in a disabled mode, had its consequences on my mind. Dozens of super-mutations that I had invented seemed to me now unnecessary, uninteresting and useless.
Imperceptibly for myself, I moved on to reflect on the abilities of those hundreds of super-mutants that already existed among us. With fear for myself, I discovered that their original abilities were absolutely useless.
Well, tell me, why jump in time if you can’t interfere with the course of history? And what happens if, after all, you accidentally interfere?
And why create a planet in an instant? Does this not violate the integrity of the structure of the universe?
And why is it possible to be invisible? Is this an interference with someone’s privacy?
And so on and so forth … Unexpectedly for myself, I clearly realized that no matter how responsible the super-mutant who passed the special exam in severity was, he may well make a mistake.Let it be accidental, but still a mistake. After all, even though we are all mutants, we are all, first of all, people and none of us is immune from mistakes (and mistakes) – even the coolest mutant. Even the head of the commission himself is not immune from them, who has the ability to create any mutation, fulfilling the request of the one who passed the exam in terms of severity. And let it be the smallest, smallest mistake, but it can very well lead to a gigantic disaster.
Convinced of the worthlessness of all my ideas and feeling the real danger posed by all these superpowers, I sighed heavily and pressed the “Delete” button on the computer.In a moment, my entire list disintegrated into a multitude of unrelated pieces of information – it became nothing.
And at that moment, when the list was mercilessly erased by the will of the computer, I found inside myself exactly what I was looking for. Now I was one hundred percent sure what kind of super-mutation I would submit to the committee for consideration along with the application for the severity exam.
I beautifully filled out an application for the exam and, having rechecked it several times, sent it to the selection committee, headed by the most famous and revered mutant by all of us, possessing a super-power capable of creating any mutation.
As I already told you, every superpower and every special mutation had its own limitations and rules of use. For example, a lifespanner could use his power only once for each person for a period of no more than two hundred years, including himself. So the creator of mutations could create it for each person only once with the permission of the commission, but not for himself. Violation of these rules, as well as mistakes in the use of superpower, could lead to a catastrophe on a universal scale.But if the sanctions imposed on the mutant in case of violation of the rules were clearly spelled out in the declaration of the committee on the use of augmented capabilities, then no one ever thought about mistakes in the use of force.
My application waved goodbye to me with a faint flickering of pixels on the computer display and went to the commission. Tomorrow the answer was supposed to come, and all I had to do was lie on the sofa or soar through the air in anticipation of it. If the application is accepted, which I, knowing the originality of my request, very much doubted, then the creator of the mutation will be obliged to satisfy my request.Of course, it is possible that the commission will impose restrictions on the use of my superpower, but if it does allow it, then it will be a big surprise for me.
With a smile, I imagined what kind of controversy and verbal battles would begin in the commission as soon as they get acquainted with my idea. Is it a joke – for the first time in the history of the modern era of augmented biological capabilities, someone seriously thought about such a possibility. What can I say here, I could be proud of myself and my “Clever Man”, and I didn’t feel sorry for a single drop of mutant energy that I spent on acquiring it.
But have I never thought of that? After all, it was under everyone’s nose, and no one had ever paid absolutely any attention to such a possibility?
Of course not, I answered myself. It’s so primitive to be human without mutations. After all, this is a matter of such distant and dark ages that the very idea of it seemed dense and absolutely unacceptable. If only someone had tried to hint at this topic, at best, he would be immediately pecked and laughed at, and at worst they would have decided that the mutant simply has a temporary clouding of his augmented capabilities.
“A man without mutations?” They will ask. Aren’t these people who once lived in cages and who died in droves from accidents and long-forgotten diseases? Who killed each other with envy and hatred, who ran from place to place in order to earn virtual money, and then release it for food and entertainment? No, we don’t need such cave happiness!
Once upon a time, quite recently, I could answer this question in exactly the same way. But now … now I was worried about the increasing likelihood of a mistake – a misfire that any of us could make.Especially those with superpowers.
I was floating through the air enjoying the flight and waiting for an answer to my idea, which I named “The Washer”.
I think I dozed off …
An unexpected computer signal announcing a message received caught me off guard. I swore in the air and almost hit my forehead against the wall.
Sinking to my feet, I went to the display and saw that a new letter had arrived – it was from the commission. To my surprise, these guys worked quickly and accepted the verdict on my candidacy in a matter of hours.Hands trembling with excitement, I opened the mail and, with great surprise, found that my idea was approved and I was accepted for the seriousness exam.
In disbelief, I reread the letter I received several times. What I liked the most is the short summary explaining why the committee approved my idea. It turns out that my reflections on possible mistakes in the use of superpower and the subsequent disaster as a result of this mistake made an indelible impression on the commission.None of them ever thought that mutant abilities could be dangerous, and therefore all members of the commission voted unanimously for my candidacy.
Well, if I pass this exam, I will gain the power of my mutant washer and will be able to nullify possible mutant misses at any time. Moreover, the commission, in a special order, allowed me to eliminate any ability of that mutant who would use his powers against the established rules. And the only limitation in the use of the washer, which was still imposed on me, was that I would be required to obtain a cancellation permit.I chuckled – on this score I had my own considerations: after all, in order to prevent the small likelihood of a catastrophe, it was necessary to return people to their normal human condition.
I want to note that there was absolutely no way to prepare for the exam in terms of severity. Those who had ever tried to pass it were strictly forbidden to even hint at the questions that were awaiting the surrenders. Therefore, I went to such an important event for me, having no idea what awaits me there.
In the small exam room, there were a couple of dozen mutants whose ideas about superpower were pre-selected. It was well known to everyone that it was very difficult to pass the exam. It was held once a year and rarely did the commission give any of the candidates a passing score, thereby replenishing its ranks of super-mutants, which currently number ninety-eight people.
All the mutants in the hall looked at each other with interest, trying to demonstrate their abilities to the assembled audience.Someone skillfully teleported from corner to corner, someone turned into a mouse, then into a giant, and someone telepathically sent their thoughts to other participants.
In contrast to them, I hovered indifferently in the air, turning on the telepathy blocker and the mental vision device, so as not to hear or see all this careless fuss in the hall. They flew up to me and tried to start a conversation, but, seeing my detachment, they quickly fell behind, mistaking for a lonely eccentric.
When all this commotion around me began to annoy me, nine members of the commission, headed by the “Mutocreator” himself, suddenly materialized in the hall.At the same moment, all the confusion in the hall stopped and all the mutants froze, their eyes widening at the group of the most famous super-mutants in the world that appeared before them.
Tension hung in the air. Needless to say, the long-awaited moment of the exam has come, for which many of us have been preparing day and night. But we were in for a surprise – no exam followed. As it turned out, while the parade of mutant forces was taking place in the waiting room, the commission secretly watched us, analyzing our behavior, drawing conclusions and deciding which of us was worthy of the title of seriousness.
Having made a short pause and looked around with a menacing gaze at all those present, the mutant creator pointed at me and at some inconspicuous mutant who, like me, did not take any part in the fun that was going on before the appearance of the commission, constantly drawing weird holograms in the air. As it turned out, only the two of us passed this exam. The rest, drooping their heads and not uttering a single sound, left the hall in a slender stream.
Well, tomorrow will be the inauguration of me and the mutant artist to the ranks of the super mutants.Once upon a time I could only dream about it. Who said that mutant dreams don’t come true?
So, we arrived at our initiation into the superpowers of this world. It was the most solemn event in the entire known universe. A lot of people arrived at the scene, making a real dump of mutants. One part of them crowded on the ground, another flew through the air, resembling a flock of motley bats, the third hung on trees and poles – everyone tried to honor us with their personal presence.Of course, not everyone could personally touch such a great action, and therefore they teleported their micro-cameras to the inauguration site, whose multi-billion swarm covered the entire visible space on the Dedication Square.
And all this motley biomass was buzzing and buzzing so hard that my eardrums were about to burst. It’s a pity that I couldn’t turn on my mind-monitor now to disconnect from the sounding din. My fellow artist, who was standing next to me, was visibly nervous, running her fingers like paintbrushes through the air and trembling with excitement.
Finally, the commission deigned to appear in front of us and the incessant hubbub immediately ceased. There was complete silence – even the micro-cameras stopped buzzing. Millions of pairs of eyes fixed their attentive gaze on us. Everyone wanted to quickly find out what new super powers were elected. As if the life of the entire mutant civilization depended on it. Naive, they didn’t even think that they would all be expected soon after my initiation into seriousness.
Trumpets and fanfare sounded from hidden speakers, creating a solemn visibility and audibility of the environment.A small free space around us was filled with spinning holographic plates (totaling ninety-eight), each of which glowed with the symbol of one of the super-mutant.
And so, as if on cue, the orchestra of sounds and the display of tablets ended. In the deathly silence that reigned again, the mutant creator took the floor and made a lengthy speech dedicated to the history of our era, starting from the very first mutant that appeared thousands of years ago, and continuing to our times.
We once again heard about the difficult life of our forerunner, whom the primitives considered some kind of anomaly that caused indescribable horror and fear among pre-mutant people.He was tortured in laboratories, constantly harassed, humiliated and ostracized. Fortunately, the law protected the “First” from physical violence against him, but still, when he took his natural form and was recognized on the street, he had to call on all his forces to help him to escape from the angry crowd of primitives.
But those were the days of the distant past – the domutants died out long ago.
Having finished his speech, the mutant creator loudly proclaimed the names of the new superpowers: “The Washer” and “The Subject”.
The crowd went wild. Micro cameras hummed in ecstasy. It seemed to me that the Dedication Square shook with thunderous applause. The mutant artist moved her brush fingers through the air even more actively.
Having calmed the spectators raging with joy, the creator read out the rules and restrictions imposed by the commission on the use of our superpowers. Then, he approached us and touched me and my initiation colleague with his creator wand.
The inauguration was completed.We got our superpowers.
Now we, super-mutants – the most serious and respected progressives of all mankind – had a secluded party intended only for us – a select hundred mutants. There, my slightly nervous initiation partner and I had to choose our own symbol, which would proudly adhere to the already existing ninety-eight icons.
Well, after that, the most interesting part of the whole action will begin, which the entire mutant civilization was looking forward to – each of the super-mutants, in the order established by seniority, will demonstrate its strength.We, the newcomers: Inventor – ninety-ninth and I – the last in line – will show our newly acquired powers the last.
This show, sacred to our progressive culture, will be broadcast to all corners of our universe. On every planet, comet, asteroid and, in general, any cobblestone rushing somewhere in outer space, they will, with open mouths, look at our original abilities.
What can I say, all this, of course, was very exciting.Today’s performance, unlike many others, will be remembered by all of us forever. In every sense of the word.
So, a hundred of us made our way into the spacious hall of a huge building that occupied the northern part of the square. A crowd of outlandish mutants, having knocked a little and apologized to each other many times, took their places with a serious look.
Endless speeches were made about brotherhood and the strength of our progressive civilization. Each tried to surpass the other in pretentiousness and wit of phrases… At some point I caught myself yawning all over my mouth. The artist, who was still in tension, tried to calm the nervous trembling in her hands.
And so, on my next attempt to yawn, the speeches finally ended, and the head of the commission asked us, newcomers, to choose symbols for ourselves.
The Insect visibly perked up and, with a quick movement of her fingers, drew a straight vertical line in the air and three diagonal lines on each side, emanating from the vertical and rising up.It was her symbol – the symbol of life.
Having long decided for myself what sign I would have, I leaned over to the artist and whispered something in her ear. Looking at me in surprise and shrugging her shoulders, she carefully drew a bold dot in the air. My symbol shone in all its beauty, simplicity and chastity. This was a sign of the beginning and the end.
Having waved and waved over our arts, and thoroughly examined them from all sides – as if in front of them were an outlandish treasure of the ancient corsairs, and not a dot and sticks, super-mutants lined up in a row in seniority, swaying decorously in anticipation of the demonstration of their special abilities …I have taken my place at the very end of this long line of the most respected progressives of all mankind. A curved grin never left my soulful face, and wrinkles of wisdom furrowed my high forehead, laden with invaluable knowledge of past generations and gloomy thoughts about all this gray mass of people with their useless and dangerous abilities.
Excitement passed through the hall: the eldest of us – “Fruits”, who had been initiated into super-mutants by the previous owner of the power of a mutant creator, entered the stage.Raising his hands up and loudly breathing out the air from his nostrils, he grew in the center of the hall a huge tree with already ripe fruits of various species on it.
Thunderous applause broke out. I clapped the loudest.
“Vododaritsa” followed him onto the stage. With her battered staff on the tree, she summoned a whole waterfall of water that spilled right out of the trunk. There was another round of applause. Again, I was the happiest person.
A long line of super mutants followed. I had already lost all interest in what was happening when the turn came to my neighbor, a former artist, and now a Subject.
With springy steps, she literally jumped out onto the stage and, waving her hands with long and nervously quivering fingers, the artist painted a hundred fabulous butterfly-like creatures, which, flapping their phantasmagoric wings, swirled around the hall in unison.
Everyone gasped at the unreal beauty. I gasped the loudest and most expressive of all.
And now, my turn has come. With a crooked grin, I slowly climbed onto the stage and looked around the whole honest company with an attentive, sarcastic glance.
Here they stand before me – holders of the title of seriousness and unprecedented strength. Their capabilities pose a potential threat to humanity. And the whole set of rules and restrictions imposed on them is ephemeral and does not give a 100% guarantee of security. The slightest mistake or negligence in seriousness – and the world of people will come to an end. And who knows, maybe mistakes have already been made and the balance of power has long been disturbed? But even if this is not the case, then any possibility of a misfire must be eliminated.Eliminate immediately and return to the pre-mutant era of primitives, when seriousness meant something else, and genetic engineering did not interfere with the structure of man and nature.
Hundreds of pairs of eyes in the hall and myriads behind their screens froze in anticipation. No one could even imagine what I – the “Washer” – could show them. They did not know that for this I need to do just one single contraction of the muscles of my face.
Taking a deep breath, I threw off the shackles of all the rules and restrictions imposed on my superpower, closed my eyes and smiled… smiled, spreading the energy around him, crushing all genetic distortions throughout the universe.
The Self-Maker quickly touched himself with his wand several times and disappeared into thin air.
In my plan, I did not take into account one thing – the items of mutants (all kinds of staves, amulets, sticks, etc.) were not canceled. But for everyone, except for the Muto-Creator, they remained a useless attribute, a relic of the era – historical rubbish. Most likely, the head of the commission, in order to hide from the energy I spread and remain a mutant, could well have created an alternative universe for himself, where, apparently, he moved.
Belgravia Dental Studio – private dentistry number 1 in Moscow: world treatment standards, the best doctors
Belgravia Dental Studio – dental clinics for the most demanding patients
If you’ve ever had a fear of going to the dentist, then it’s time to forget about it forever. Belgravia Dental Studio, a network of private dental clinics that offer an exceptionally high level of medical care, has opened in Moscow.Belgravia doctors are professionals with many years of experience who know and love their job, and at the same time treat their adult patients as carefully as they treat children.
In the fast paced pace of modern life, in a very busy business schedule, we often lack care and human involvement. We understand the workload of our patients and are always ready to integrate the treatment process into their lives as organically as possible.
Private Dental Clinic Belgravia provides its patients with a unique service – “personal coordinator”.Our specialist will help you choose a convenient time for a dentist appointment so as not to distract you from your daily routine. In addition, the coordinator will definitely call to remind you of the visit, will accompany you during the entire treatment process, explaining the essence of each procedure and helping you choose the most comfortable treatment conditions.
Belgravia Dental Studio is an elite dentistry that operates in strict accordance with European quality standards. Today Belgravia is one of the best paid dental clinics in Moscow, but in order for us to proudly declare this, a long and difficult path has been passed.It all started with a small private pediatric dentistry, which has grown into a network of children’s clinics Dental Fantasy. The parents of our little patients asked us to treat them as well – as tenderly and patiently as the little ones. And we opened adult departments.
Quality dentistry should be progressive
It is not only the care and attention to each patient that distinguishes us from other good dentists. Experienced adult dentists who are fluent in all modern methods of surgical and therapeutic treatment, occlusion correction, prosthetics and implantation are available at Belgravia Dental Studio clinics.
We carry out a comprehensive examination and treatment using the most modern 3D technologies. The introduction of 3D tomographs allows not only to optimize the work process, but also to raise the treatment process as a whole to a new level. Doctors of our private dentistry have the ability to display any part of the dentition in three-dimensional form, which does not allow even the slightest distortion, and the image itself is as clear as possible. Thus, the dentist quickly receives the full volume of data necessary for high-quality treatment.
Another modern tool that Belgravia Dental Studio dentists in Moscow use every day in their work is an ultramodern dental microscope, which allows saving even the most “hopeless” teeth. With the introduction of a dental microscope with a 25-fold magnification into the treatment process, dentists were able to study and take into account the smallest nuances of the anatomy of the root canals and conduct minimally invasive interventions with the removal of only the affected tooth tissues.
In addition, in our dentistry, dental treatment is performed with the obligatory use of a coffeedrum – a system that allows you to isolate the working field. The rubber dam allows the dentist to work in conditions close to sterile, thereby minimizing the risk of complications.
Another popular service in our dental clinic is atraumatic 3D dental implantation. 3D dental implantation makes it possible to simplify the implantation procedure. Computed tomography allows you to study all the structural features of the patient’s jaw to the smallest detail, and the use of a surgical template allows you to place the implant in the jaw bone most accurately and at the required angle.Such an installation guarantees the survival of the artificial root, the absence of complications during the operation and after it, significantly extending the life of the implant. Of course, these are not all innovations that we use in our clinic to improve the quality of service for our patients. You can read more about them in the Services section.
we successfully work with patients who are very much afraid of dentists
It is important to tell how we solve the problem of dentophobia in our patients.This is indeed a very serious problem that all private dental clinics face without exception.
It is known that about 30% of the adult population of the planet is terrified of visiting a dentist! Every third inhabitant of the Earth associates this fear with negative experiences received in childhood. In Russia, these are mostly people who have gone through the “harsh” Soviet dental clinics.
Scientists have found that phobic disorders become firmly entrenched in consciousness over time and are activated in certain conditions, such as: hospital interior, medical instruments, white medical gowns.At Belgravia Dental Studio clinics, we tried to exclude all these factors as much as possible. Our guests are greeted by a cozy interior and almost homelike atmosphere, a cup of aromatic coffee or tea and a measured conversation with the attending physician or coordinator before the appointment.
We are pleased to offer our patients a disposable toothbrush and rinse elixir before their appointment. During the entire visit, the patient receives comprehensive information about what manipulations and at what stages will be performed, which allows, at least, to get rid of the fear of the unknown during treatment.During the treatment, the patient watches his favorite movie in a soft and comfortable chair with an orthopedic mattress, listens to pleasant music or .