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Kristelsa » The cold never bothered them anyway. (Part 2)
This gifset is a follow up / an expansion of this gifset! As I mentioned there, I like to think that Elsa and Kristoff grew up together - and Kristoff always knew about her powers since the troll incident. This time around, Elsa decides to sneak out of the castle and practice her magic in the woods - and then runs into Kristoff. She’s worried she’ll hurt him, but he only tells her how much he loves her powers, and that “Ice is my life!” So every time she sneaks out, she helps him tend to the ice; and sometimes, he takes her up to see the North Mountain.
As they grow older, Queen duties overrule playtime so they don’t see each other as often, but she’s gotten so good at sneaking out that she even got to see him on her coronation day! “You must really wanna see me, Ice Queen.” (shot for unoriginal nickname) And finally, during the party, the rest of Arendelle discovers her abilities. And when she runs off, Kristoff knows exactly where she plans to go.
Atop the North Mountain - he almost doesn’t recognize her. Golden white hair that was always so perfectly intact now shaped her face - a beautiful braid tossed over her shoulder. It reminded him a lot of when she was a kid. Even the way she walked seemed different - it was a lot more carefree; and despite the surrounding ice, her smile was a whole lot warmer. He asks her why she ran - why she doubted her ability to control her powers after all this time. She said no one believed in her. He said he did.
And in the heart-warming tags of bealeeve-me, all this time, Kristoff has “understood how beautiful her ice work was. He found beauty in the place where other people only found fear. He gets her.”
On her way up the Northern Mountain, Elsa meets the ice harvester, Kristoff, who is more than confused as to why the Queen is out in such a storm. Elsa states she just wants to be left alone.
"Oh believe me, I’m sure I understand that more than anyone else. Look, you really shouldn’t be out here but… if you want, I guess I could show you a quick route up the mountain.”
Elsa, reluctantly, accepts his offer and keeps quiet during most of the trip - as well as her distance.
So we know it’s JK’s headcanon that Dudley has a magical child, right? Imagine his kid starting to show signs of magic and Dudley remembering all the odd things that used to happen around Harry. Imagine his kid coming home from Hogwarts and…
If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.
Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)
Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity.
She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.
Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?
you know why
Like, most of the first computer scientists were women. There were just all these brilliant mathematicians who worked in Bletchly park, most of them women, who suddenly had military credentials and experience after WWII. So there was no excuse not to use their genius. First computer language? Designed & implemented by women. First assembler? Designed by women.
So much of computer science is owed to awesome women … who mostly went nameless.