Here are your chapters for the week! (Bear with us for Kuma. Our editor is swamped with RL, but for a short teaser, in the next chapter, our Bear-costumed heroine lays bare the truth!)
- Black Knight 35 and 36 (TLed by: Ele5, Edited by: Sakuraid and Misharie, Proofed by the great proofer team!) (only one link here, because I figure nobody would skip 35. just change the URL from 5 to 6 or click the “Next” link.)
- Izakaya Nobu 76 (TLed by: Shaun, Edited by: Kerambit, Proofed by the great proofer team!)
With these two Black Knight chapters, that brings us to the end of the arc, and also the end of the journey, as long as the author still has her writer’s block. (Maybe her annoying childhood friend was being summoned, and she got caught up in it?).
I also have a finding to report. It was a realization that came to me while I was translating these last two black knight chapters. While watching BAHFest videos. This is my farewell to Black Knight, a reasonably well-researched, probably well-cited theory, put together in the span of a whole morning. Great use of what I learned as a neuroscience major. Feel free to critique the organization of the essay, since I did intend it to have a more academic style (albeit one written without much of the editing and review that accompanies it.). And feel free to debate the contents too. I’d love to know if anything in the physics side of things is incorrect. I did do some research, but it was rushed research.
The Link between Black Holes and Otherworldly Persons Moved by Chance
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this commentary are not even those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Xant.
What do gravitational singularities, more commonly known as black holes, have in common with people? Not much, most people would reply. But it turns out that there are some surprising similarities between such singularities and a certain subset of the human population. Black holes are well known to be massive astronomical objects that contain so much gravity that even light fails to escape its pull at close enough distances. Such gravitational force is achieved due to the sheer amount of mass a black hole has. And by virtue of its extreme mass, its own gravity pulls its mass closer and closer together. It has also been theorized that black holes could actually be wormholes. Such a hypothesis could be one step closer to unifying the incompatible theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. These key characteristics of gravitational singularites are also characteristic of a certain well-studied population of humans: Otherworldly Persons Moved by Chance (OPMCs). The similarities presented here are one step closer to unifying two different disparate worlds: reality and fiction.
Both black holes and OPMCs exert enormous influence over their respective surroundings. In the case of black holes, this is in part due to their enormous mass. Objects with more mass exert a larger gravitational pull(Newton, 1972). The force exerted is mutual, but of course, the resultant acceleration of an object has is inversely proportional to the amount of mass the object. There are two primary methods of forming a black hole: the first is for a sufficient amount of external pressure to compress the mass such that it is dense enough to fit inside its schwarzschild radius, and the second is to fit enough mass such that the body will be pulled compressed by its own gravity (Reich, 2017). In either case, the result is a dense body with enormous enormous effects on its surroundings. These characteristics match perfectly with OPMCs. The density of OPMCs is well-documented, including well-known examples such as Camille Rhodolite (Falufiluu’Luufilaafee, 20), Katarina Claes (Yamaguchi, 2015), and William Beryl (NU Tagger, 2018). The effects of existences with such gravitas will be discussed below.
OPMCs bring bodies that approach it into its orbit, and also decimate the bodies that get too close, much like black holes. It is no coincidence that most galaxies contain a Super Massive Black Hole at their center (Schödel, 2007). It is the gravity of the black hole that keeps everything in orbit around it. This is much like an OPMC. Any bodies that are near an OPMC will be drawn into the OPMC’s orbit. Furthermore, any bodies that dare to cross the line will be destroyed, much like a celestial body that crosses into the schwarzschild radius. Notably for black holes, there is evidence of continuous star formation at the stellar cluster that surrounds Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way (Schödel, 2007). It remains to be investigated exactly how this manifests in the behaviours of OPMCs. While this analog remains a mystery, there is overwhelming evidence of OPMCs’ attractive nature, from Katarina Claes (Yamaguchi, 2015), to Rudeus Greyrat (Rifujin, 2014).
A leading theory in astrophysics is that black holes are Einstein-Rosen Bridges, also known as wormholes. These are structures that somehow connect two points of spacetime. Such wormholes could theoretically transcend not only space, but even time and dimensions. Cases of black holes transcending time have been demonstrated by researcher Okabe Rintarou at the Future Gadget Lab. An uncovered singularity can be created from the interactions between the radio waves cell-phones use and the microwaves. The theoretical basis for their observations were recorded in an unpublished paper by a famous Japanese neuroscientist, Makise Kurisu. It is not so far-fetched, therefore, to assume that black holes could conceivably be portals to other dimensions. This phenomenon is suspiciously similar with OPMC’s ability to travel to other dimensions, where even the laws of physics behave differently.
These similarities between gravitational singularities and Otherworldly Persons Moved by Chance are a crucial clue to finding the nature of the fabric of reality. They also explain the reason that people find such phenomena so intriguing. Black holes are ubiquitous in the universe, and human imagination enjoys wondering at what untapped potential such mysterious objects hold. The allure of OPMCs, on the other hand, is due to the letter C. Chance. The chance that an ordinary human could possibly become an OPMC.
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