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Faction Paradox

Faction Paradox is a series of novels, audio stories, short story anthologies, comics set in and around the "War in Heaven", a history-spanning conflict between the godlike "Great Houses" and their mysterious enemy. The series is named after a minor group in the War, a fictional time travelling cult / rebel group / organized crime syndicate created by author Lawrence Miles for BBC Books' Doctor Who novels. A subplot in the Eighth Doctor Adventures, the War involves several characters and concepts evolved from the original Doctor Who set-up. In several cases, the Faction Paradox series still features these groups, albeit with names changed for reasons both literary and legal. Faction Paradox themselves are not the enemy in this War, play a neutral part, willing to act against both sides in their own interests. Lawrence Miles has described them as "a ritualistic time-travelling guerrilla organisation"; the semi-mythical founder of Faction Paradox is Grandfather Paradox, named after the grandfather paradox of time travel theory.

A member of the Great Houses himself, the Grandfather created a new group after he became frustrated with the ways of the Great Houses. Faction Paradox therefore takes a good deal of pleasure in irritating the Great Houses, many of their traditions and rituals are aligned in direct opposition to the way the Great Houses do things, their time machines are bigger on the inside, in much the same way as TARDISes are, the familial titles its members use reference family units which the Great Houses lost when they became sterile. Faction Paradox take a perverse pride in causing time paradoxes and achieving impossible or absurd effects for their own sake. For instance, they wear ritual skull masks which are in fact the skulls of vampirised members of the Great Houses who, in the Great Houses' version of history, never existed, their stronghold on Earth exists in a version of London, within what they call "The Eleven-Day Empire", bought from the British government in 1752. In that year, the British Empire first adopted the Gregorian calendar, in so doing had to correct their dating scheme by 11 days.

Faction Paradox claimed the missing 11 days as their base. After a brief mention of Grandfather Paradox in the Virgin New Adventures novel Christmas on a Rational Planet, Faction Paradox and the War in Heaven made their debut in BBC Books' Eighth Doctor novels; the most relevant books to the Faction Paradox universe are Alien Bodies Unnatural History Interference: Book One Interference: Book Two The Blue Angel The Taking of Planet 5 The Shadows of Avalon The Adventuress of Henrietta Street Several other Doctor Who novels featured or referenced Faction Paradox, most notably The Ancestor Cell, The Quantum Archangel, The Gallifrey Chronicles, but were contradicted or otherwise ignored in the Faction Paradox series. A series of full-cast audio dramas dubbed The Faction Paradox Protocols was produced by BBV between 2001 and 2004. All were written by Lawrence Miles; these stories centred on two Cousins of the Faction and Eliza. The first two stories were set in the Eleven-Day Empire. Although there were six releases and an ongoing story, each pair formed a two-part story.

In order they were: The Eleven-Day Empire The Shadow Play Sabbath Dei In the Year of the Cat Movers A Labyrinth of Histories In 2002 Mad Norwegian Press published a multi-author faux-encyclopedia to the first 50 years of the War in Heaven, edited by Faction Paradox creator Lawrence Miles, as a companion to the BBV audios. After the success of The Book of the War, Mad Norwegian began publishing a Faction Paradox series of novels set in the same universe; these novels roam the ongoing War in Heaven. The books featured characters from the Doctor Who novels, including Chris Cwej and Compassion; the Book of the War This Town Will Never Let Us Go Of the City of the Saved... Warlords of Utopia Warring States Erasing Sherlock Mad Norwegian republished the Virgin New Adventures novel Dead Romance as part of their Faction Paradox line in 2003. In 2003, the first two issues of a Faction Paradox comic were produced by Mad Norwegian and published by Image Comics; the series was subsequently cancelled. The comic was written by Lawrence Miles with art from inks by Peter Palmiotti.

It was set after the events of the War in Heaven, though due to its short run it did not give much detail

Smith Island, Virginia

Smith Island is one of the Virginia Barrier Islands located adjacent to the southern end of the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Northampton County near Cape Charles. The island bears the name of Captain John Smith the explorer who visited it in 1608. In 1614, Governor Thomas Dale sent 20 men, under Lieutenant William Craddock, to the area to establish a salt works and to catch fish for the colonists, they intended to make salt by boiling down the sea water. They settled along Old Plantation Creek at Dale's Gift on the mainland, but established the salt works on Smith Island. Legendary pirate Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard, sometimes used Smith Island as a stopover to careen his ships. Three centuries a creek and cove on the island still bear his name. Though he traveled far and wide Blackbeard found fertile pirating grounds in the area off the Virginia Capes. On Sept. 29, 1717 he and Captain Benjamin Hornigold captured the sloop Betty off Cape Charles and plundered her cargo of Madeira wine and other valuables and scuttled the ship.

The island was held by the Custis family of Virginia having been granted to John Custis in 1691. The ancestral home of the Custis family, Arlington Plantation, was located nearby. Martha Custis Washington owned the barrier island, as did her great-granddaughter, Mary Custis whose husband Robert E. Lee gave an account of the island after inspecting it in 1832 while stationed at nearby Fort Monroe with the United States Army. Lee wrote that Smith Island was "nearer the level of the sea than I expected to find it", he described the surface of the island as being "composed of alternate ridges and glades running as near as I could judge from north to south and from one extremity to the other". He found "the soil of the glades is as rich as possible and covered with fine grass, that of the ridges contains a great deal of sand and is covered with pine". At the time of Lee's visit the island was occupied by four tenant farmers. Lee wrote that each tenant family had "30 to 40 head of cattle which they milk, take care of, so forth, as they increase will be at last valuable".

He estimated that there were an additional 150 head of wild cattle and 100 wild sheep roaming the island. Smith Island remained in the Custis-Lee family until 1911 and continued to be used for grazing cattle through the mid 1920s. In the mid 20th century the island was home to a waterfowl hunting club; the Cape Charles Lighthouse is located on Smith Island. The island has been uninhabited since 1963 when the lighthouse was automated and the keepers left; the lightkeeper's house built in 1895 stood on the island until July 13, 2000 when it was destroyed by a brush fire. Three steel skeleton watchtowers constructed near the lighthouse by the US Army during World War II still stand on the island. Smith Island has been owned by The Nature Conservancy since 1995

Jody Reynolds

Jody Reynolds was an American rock and roll singer and songwriter whose song "Endless Sleep" was a major U. S. top-ten hit in the summer of 1958. His follow-up single, "Fire of Love", peaked at only No. 66 on the Billboard chart, but the song went on to become a blues-punk classic after being covered by the MC5 and the Gun Club. Reynolds was a regular on the "oldies" circuit and a successful businessman in the U. S. Southwest. Beginning in the 1980s several compilations of his music were issued in the U. S. and Europe, he enjoyed modest acclaim as a pioneer of rockabilly music. In 1999 Reynolds was honored with both a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in Palm Springs and induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Ralph Joseph Reynolds was born in Denver and was raised in the small town of Shady Grove, Oklahoma. Inspired by Western Swing and artists such as Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Eddy Arnold, who he heard on the radio, Reynolds took up guitar at age 14, he began playing rockabilly in Texas in the mid-1950s after hearing performers such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison.

While performing in San Diego, Reynolds met music publisher Herb Montel. Montel rejected several songs offered by Reynolds, but after hearing his composition "Endless Sleep", got him signed to Demon Records and began managing him. Inspired by the haunting sound of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel", Reynolds wrote "Endless Sleep" while in Yuma, Arizona for a gig, played it onstage the same night. Though a proficient guitarist himself, the studio recording of the song featured Al Casey and Howard Roberts on guitars, it had been written by Reynolds, but Demon Records credited it to Reynolds and the fictitious "Dolores Nance", to make it appear to have been written by a'professional' songwriting team. With spooky, reverb-laden vocals, "Endless Sleep" tells the story of a young man searching for his girlfriend, after an argument, has flung herself into the ocean; the label persuaded a reluctant Reynolds to change the lyrics to give the song a happy ending. The song reached the No. 5 position on the U.

S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 7, 1958, sold over one million copies, inspired a trend of "teen tragedy" songs. Reynolds performed on American Bandstand and other TV shows, was featured on concert tours organized by the legendary disc jockey/promoter Alan Freed. "Endless Sleep" would be covered by the Judds, John Fogerty, Nick Lowe and Billy Idol. Reynolds' self-penned follow up single, "Fire of Love", became a rock & roll classic years after being revived by the MC5 and the Gun Club, but only reached No. 66 on the Billboard chart when released in August 1958, was his last song to reach the "Hot 100". As with "Endless Sleep", "Fire of Love" was given a fictitious co-writer – in this case, "Sonja Stordivant". Reynolds recorded several more singles, both with Demon and other labels, including duets with Bobbie Gentry, two songs written by Marty Cooper and Lee Hazlewood, two hot instrumentals released under the name "The Storms". By the mid-1960s he had settled in Palm Springs, where he focused on raising a family and working as a realtor.

Col. Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, signed Reynolds to his Boxcar Publishing Co. thinking Presley might be interested in some of his songs, though Presley died in 1977 before recording any of them. Reynolds included one of the songs he'd written on a 1978 album. Starting in the late 1970s, "Endless Sleep" and other of Reynolds' songs were re-released in Europe and America. Reynolds died of liver cancer on November 7, 2008, in Palm Desert, California, at age 75, he was survived by Judy, his wife of 47 years, daughters Malinda and Marla, son Mark. Demon Records 1507 "Endless Sleep" / "Tight Capris" – March 1958 1509 "Fire of Love" / "Daisy Mae" – July 1958 1511 "Closin' In" / "Elope With Me" – November 1958 1515 "Golden Idol" / "Beaulah Lee" – March 1959 1519 "The Storm" / "Please Remember Me" – August 1959 1523 "The Whipping Post" / "I Wanna Be With You Tonight" – April 1960 1524 "Stone Cold" / " Raven Hair" – June 1960 Sundown Records 114 "Thunder" / "Tarantula" – January 1959 Indigo Records 127 "Thunder" / "Tarantula" – August 1961 Emmy Records 1011 "Dusty Skies" / "Brandy" 1962 Smash Records 1810 "Don't Jump" / "Stormy" – February 1963 Brent Records 7042 "The Girl From King Marie" / "Raggedy Ann" – April 1963 Titan Records 1734 "A Tear For Jesse" / "Devil Girl" – 1965 1736 "Stranger in the Mirror" / "Requiem For Love" – 1965 Pulsar Records 2419 "Endless Sleep" / "My Baby's Eyes" – 1969 Gusto Records 0026 "Endless Sleep" / 1976 Tru Gems Records LP 1002 Endless Sleep 1978 Gee Dee Music 270106 Endless Sleep 270142 Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds Jody Reynolds Page Reynolds, Jody Jody Reynolds, 75, Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead

String vibration

A vibration in a string is a wave. Resonance causes a vibrating string to produce a sound with i.e. constant pitch. If the length or tension of the string is adjusted, the sound produced is a musical tone. Vibrating strings are the basis of string instruments such as guitars and pianos; the velocity of propagation of a wave in a string is proportional to the square root of the force of tension of the string and inversely proportional to the square root of the linear density of the string: v = T ρ. This relationship was discovered by Vincenzo Galilei in the late 1500s. Source:Let Δ x be the length of a piece of string, m its mass, ρ its linear density. If the horizontal component of tension in the string is a constant, T the tension acting on each side of the string segment is given by T 1 x = T 1 cos ⁡ ≈ T. T 2 x = T 2 cos ⁡ ≈ T. If both angles are small the tensions on either side are equal and the net horizontal force is zero. From Newton's second law for the vertical component, the mass of this piece times its acceleration, a, will be equal to the net force on the piece: Σ F y = T 1 y − T 2 y = − T 2 sin ⁡ + T 1 sin ⁡ = Δ m a ≈ ρ Δ x ∂ 2 y ∂ t 2.

Dividing this expression by T and substituting the first and second equations obtains ρ Δ x T ∂ 2 y ∂ t 2 = − T 2 sin ⁡ T 2 cos ⁡ + T 1 sin ⁡ T 1 cos ⁡ = − tan ⁡ + tan ⁡ The tangents of the angles at the ends of the string piece are equal to the slopes at the ends, with an additional minus sign due to the definition of alpha and beta. Using this fact and rearranging provides 1 Δ x = ρ T ∂ 2 y ∂ t 2 In the limit that Δ x approaches zero, the left hand side is the definition of the second derivative of y: ∂ 2 y ∂ x 2 = ρ T ∂ 2 y ∂ t 2; this is the wave equation for y, the coefficient of the second time derivative term is equal to v − 2. However, this derivation is only valid for vibrations of small amplitude.

The African Doctor

The African Doctor is a 2016 French comedy-drama film based on the life of the father of the musician Kamini, co-written by Kamini and directed by Julien Rambaldi. It stars Aïssa Maïga. Seyolo Zeyoto has just graduated from a French medical school. After completing his medical school, he turned down his job at Zaire as a personal physician of President Joseph-Desiré Mobutu, as he wanted to avoid the corruption associated with his country. Instead, he is hired by the mayor of Marly-Gomont, in northern France, he tells his family that he got a job in a city north of France. His wife Anne and their two children and Kamini, are disappointed to learn that they are living in a rural village, far from the excitement of Paris, his decision to live in France is motivated by the hope of a better education for his children, but he hopes to apply for French citizenship. Seyolo and his family struggle to adapt to new life as locals - unfamiliar with African professionals - fear newcomers, children are bullied at school, Seyolo's practice struggles to survive as locals prefer to go to the next village whenever they need a doctor, instead of being visited by a "wizard".

Seyolo and Anne have a heated argument in front of relatives who have come for a visit, during which Seyolo reluctantly promises that they will move to Brussels, where some of their relatives live. However and his family end up winning the trust of the villagers, his practice becomes a success after he delivers the baby to a local farmer. Following Seyolo's reputation and popularity, he tells the mayor that he wants to stay in Marly-Gomont for the long term; that same evening, the mayor and his wife are having dinner at the Zantokos' house, the mayor mentions his happiness that Seyolo is in the village. Anne is shocked and angry at this revelation, for Seyolo had promised to move to Brussels and had not told Anne that he had accepted the mayor's request to stay in Marly-Gomont. Anne leaves to stay in Brussels with her family and the couple's relationship is in danger. Meanwhile, in Marly-Gomont, Seyolo is arrested by French police for immigration irregularities, days before his French citizenship application is approved, he is forced to stop working.

Anne returns and agrees to stay with Seyolo in Marly-Gomont. The only hope for Seyolo and his family is that the current mayor will be reelected, although his opponent, Lavigne, is leading the polls and is determined to prevent Seyolo from practicing in the village, preferring to hire a doctor of French origin.. However, Sivi is a talented soccer player and wins the hearts of the community, helping the local team make progress in the league alone. Seyolo and his children devise a plan to show residents that if Lavigne wins the election, the family will have to leave Marly-Gomont. Residents, upset over the prospect of losing the best football player, end up voting, the incumbent mayor is reelected; the local school children play a play that re-enacts the arrival and eventual acceptance of Seyolo and his family, they realize that they are loved by the entire community. Seyolo's office reopens and the family remains in Marly-Gomont. Marc Zinga as Seyolo Zantoko Aïssa Maïga as Anne Zantoko Bayron Lebli as Kamini Zantoko Médina Diarra as Sivi Zantoko Rufus as Jean Jonathan Lambert as Lavigne Mata Gabin as Mado Sylvestre Amoussou as Uncle Beki Riton Liebman as The driving teacher Marly-Gomont, Kamini's ode to the small, rural village in Northern France where he grew up, Marly-Gomont.

In the song, Kamini laments being from the only black family in town. The song became a number-one single in France; the African Doctor on IMDb

Marriage à la mode (play)

Marriage à la Mode is a Restoration comedy by John Dryden, first performed in London in 1673 by the King's Company. It is written in a combination of blank verse and heroic couplets, it has been praised as Dryden's best comedic endeavour, James Sutherland accounts for this by observing that "the comic scenes are beautifully written, Dryden has taken care to connect them with the serious plot by a number of effective links. He writes with... one of the most thoughtful treatments of sex and marriage that Restoration comedy can show."The play contains two songs, "Why Should a Foolish Marriage Vow" by Robert Smith and "Whilst Alexis Lay Pressed" by Nicholas Staggins, both set to Dryden's lyrics and printed in the 1673 book Choice Songs and Ayres for One Voyce to Sing to the Theorbo-Lute or Bass-Viol. Polydamas, Usurper of Sicily. Leonidas, the rightful Prince, unknown. Argaleon, favourite to Polydamas. Hermogenes, foster-father to Leonidas. Eubulus, his friend and companion. Rhodphil, captain of the guards.

Palamede, a courtier. Palmyra, daughter to the Usurper. Amalthea, sister to Argaleon. Doralice, wife to Rhodophil. Melantha, an affected lady. Philotis, woman to Melantha. Beliza, woman to Doralice. Artemis, a court lady; the setting is in Sicily. The plot concerns two separate storylines, one a romance between Palmyra and Leonidas, who were separated from their parents as babies and who were raised together by Hermogenes, who has kept their past a secret; when Hermogenes is recognized by the usurper-king Polydamas, he declares that Leonidas is Polydamas's son. However, as Leonidas's new position of prince forbids him to marry Palmyra, much misery is brought to the couple; when the lovers refuse to stop seeing each other, Palmyra is sentenced to death. Hermogenes steps forward and reveals that he was lying before: in fact Leonidas is his own son, he says, he had lied in the hopes of bettering the boy by making him prince, whereas Palmyra is the real child of Polydamas. After offering proof of this new claim, Palmyra is established as princess, but again this prevents her and Leonidas from marrying.

Hermogenes admits that he once again was withholding information, reveals the whole truth to Leonidas—Leonidas is the son of the rightful king, whose throne was usurped by Polydamas. As soon as he learns this, Leonidas forms a rebellion against Polydamas and establishes himself the new king allowing himself and Palmyra to be married; the second storyline, which intertwines with the first, concerns his friend Palamede. Palamede has fallen in love with Rhodophil's wife Doralice, Rhodophil is in love with Palamede's fiancée Melantha; each of the women seem to find their pursuers agreeable, great care is taken by all parties to keep their meetings secret from each other, with disastrous results as the two couples seem to always choose the same locations and tactics for meeting. When the actions of everyone are discovered and Rhodophil decide that since their tastes in women are so similar, each would be best sticking to his rightful claim. Palamede manages to win the heart of Melantha, amicably break off his relationship with Doralice.

Dryden borrowed from two plays by his collaborators for Marriage À-la-Mode. He Have a Wife; the King's Company first performed Marriage à la Mode in London in 1673. William Wintershall played Polydamas, Edward Kynaston was Leonidas, Michael Mohun was Rhodophil, Nicholas Burt was Palamede. Elizabeth Cox played Palmyra, Rebecca Marshall played Doralice, Elizabeth James was Amalthea, Elizabeth Boutell was Melantha. Text of Marriage à-la-Mode at Online Literature