This summer you can see some of my Modest Medusa art at the Portland Art Museum as part of the Mythos Challenge. I was invited by my friend Wolfie who is a member of the Mythos Youth Council to contribute two pieces of art that represent my modern take on classic myths.
I chose to summit both a print of “The Kingdom Strikes Back, part 11″ and a hand drawn and colored recreation of “Sneaky Snake”, which was one of the earliest Modest Medusa strips (above).
The exhibit also includes an audio interview which isn’t too awful (I always hate how I sound when recorded) and some nice photographs by the museum staff. And of course I’m just one of several artists featured in this gallery. There’s some really fantastic stuff on display. Please check it out!
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Better break it to her that at the end of the school year she leaves one class and at the beginning of the next she enters another class with another teacher—somehow, being held back a year seems improbable, given, well, you know…
So you are ready for solving every math problem? Here we go:
Math Assessment Exam.
Show all work for full marks.
1) Report all valid solutions for x:
a) 3x-5 = 0
b) x^2 + 2x – 35 = 0
c) ln(x+4) + ln(x-1) – ln(x+5) = (1/3)ln(8) – ln(1)
d) sin(x) = 4^(1/2), where x is between 0 and 2π
e) 1 350 000 = 650 000 (x)^(7.5)
2) Prove each lemma:
a) sin(x)cos(x)tan(x) = [1 – cos(x)][1 + cos(x)]
b) The expression a^n + b^n = c^n has rational solutions for a, b and c when n is 1 or 2, but has no rational solutions for a, b, c when n is any other integer.
3) Determine the equation of the tangent to the curve at x=3 for y = (x^3 – 6x + 2) / (x^2 – 5x + 6)
4) Train A leaves Abbortsville, heading due east on flat track at a constant speed of 65 km/h. Train B leaves Barrington, a town 240 km due east of Abbortville, heading west on a parallel track to Train A, traveling at a constant speed of 80 km/h. B is not carrying as heavy a load as A, so it can go faster. If A starts it journey at 4:25 PM and B leaves its station at 5:05 PM, at what time to the two trains pass each other?
5) Express the quadratic y = 3x^2 – 12x + 7 in vertex form by completing the square. Determine the x-intercepts (if any), y-intercept, location of the vertex, axis of symmetry, direction of opening, maximum or minimum value.
Oops! 1d was supposed to have (4)^(-1/2) on the right side.
Somebody really needs to proofread his comments more thoroughly! You can’t take take a derivative on a vertical asymptote! That should be at x = 4.
Which is to say that question 3, should be at x=4.
1a:(0+5)/3=5/3=1.3333333333333333333333333333333…(Infinity years later)…333
Re: Gold in every sport. Modest may have a problem with luge and hockey, what with her metabolism being cold-blooded. The lack of feet might make skating difficult too. Hmm, maybe baseball is more her sport.
Commentator: Here’s the pitch, and Brian got everything on that ball. It is high and heading for the outfield. Modest is sidewinding back in the outfield to stay under the ball. She is approaching the fence. This may be a home run, but Modest is climbing the fence and, yes, she grabs the ball. It appears that one of her hair-snakes actually caught the ball, so the umpire is calling it a ground-rule double instead. She has been warned about that before. Her hair-snakes are not allowed to catch the ball because they put holes in the ball; thankfully, they are not poisonous or that ball would have to be treated as toxic waste.
That is ball is going to be treated as ha
More profreadn errors: Ignore that last line. It is of no consequence. So says the great and powerful Oz.
Ughhh, Jake is playing around with Modest again. I’ld wish they would talk about Ms. Booth and what she did more, but i know that kids usually just say “she was mean” and don’t go into detail. That is, good writing, real Jake, suspension of disbelief is working. Sorry for the awkwardness of this compliment.
Cool your autobiography is in a museum how dose modest feel about that was she asked to be part of the exhibit
Congrats on getting into a museum without dying first!
“Plus you’ll have to gather the dragon balls.”
That line is so perfect!
Woohoo! I graduated, ergo I must have won the gold medals in all the sports. Time to cash them in and live on easy street.
Not to mention those dragon balls you collected. Impressive stuff! =o
To think I had similar plans as she did… I had no illusions I was special, but I didn’t know I was typical.
Gathering all the dragonball will be the hard part, that’ll take like 50 episodes, or 5 minutes Namekian time.
You also have to do all the experiments, write all the generic poetry, and learn about all the history on a state, national, and international level…twice. Because the education system is awful at teaching children correctly the first time, apparently.
Oh, now you are just messing with her.
Now he’s messing with he Really? You mean he wasn’t before?
Congratulations on your art being put on display at the Portland Art Museum, Jake!
How long is the exhibit up for? We were down there for the Italian Fashion thing not to long ago. I don’t generally go more than once a year – not a vertigo friendly place. But we are thinking of the History Museum, so two for one day, maybe.
The end of teh summer, I think. It’s a very small exhibit, but if you were planning on seeing something else it might be worth it.
Modest: ……I’ve got it! *grabs her snakes* Right, you lot, time to earn your keep! You’re gonna have to start reading all the stuff I need to learn, and programming it into my brain! And then… I’ll let the other kids play with you. I’ll even let you have your own fan clubs!
Modest: Well, that was easy! Do I have to do anything else?!
Examiner: No… congratulations on passing your Bar exam, Miss Modest – you are now qualified to practice law.
Ms. Booth: But you still have several years of compulsory schooling to complete.
Modest: D-: Objection!
Modest: …I’m gonna appeal. After I get some more of those sushi coupons done up.
This is easy. You find every dragonball first which thanks to the radar can be done in an afternoon. Then you wish for everything else. Done weekend saved!
Of cause it has to be gold medals, everyone knows that silver = first loser. 😛
I love her optimism.
You rock Jake~!!!
This reads like a Calvin & Hobbes strip with the dad.