**luciazephyr**

**Title:**Mandelbrot Set (or the MathGod!Charlie vid)

**Vidder:**Lucia Zephyr (

**lucia_tanaka**)

**Song:**the fabulous "Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton.

**Fandom:**Numb3rs

**Warnings:**Vid uses 30 episodes, so spoilers for both seasons. Song drops the f-bomb twice (see lyrics, it's funny).

**Format:**WMV, high-res, small vid, 320x240, 16 mb file, 4:19.

**Summary:**A humorous look at Professor Charles Edward Eppes- who he is, what he does, and the people around him. Co-starring Don, Alan, Larry, and a bunch of mathovision.

**Download Link:**

Take Three

YSI Linky Take Three

YSI Take Four, zomg

YSI the Fifth

YSI the SIXTH, zomg

SendSpace linky this time

SendSpace AGAIN

Son of the SendSpace

**NEW:**YouTube linky

**Vidder Notes:**The most work I put into any fannish project before. Very upbeat, quick vid, with something about 400 cuts and transitions...? Colossal thanks goes to Chi, my wonderful beta who watched about five versions of this vid, praised it, then pointed out my screw ups. And, yes Chi, I got all the loose frames out except that one in the beginning that isn't but looks like a frame and the one in the second chorus. Sorry! I tried. Outside that flaw, I'm fairly convinced that the vid has no technical problems whatsoever. *win* And huge kudos to Jonathan Coulton's "Mandelbrot Set", the only song that made me like math and, quite frankly, rock out to it. It is made of awesome.

Also, someone told me after watching the vid that you really need the lyrics to get it. So, just to appease her, here are the song lyrics:

*"Pathological monsters!" cried the terrified mathematician,*

"Every one of them is a splinter in my eye

I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve

I fear the Cantor Ternary Set

And the Sierpinski Gasket makes me want to cry."

And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings

On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born

His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights

Left him well equipped to face those demons down

He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules

He used his giant brain to turn the game around

And he looked below the storm and saw a vision in his head:

A bulbous pointy form

He picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

Take a point called Z in the complex plane

Let Z1 be Z squared plus C

And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C

And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on

If the series of Z's should always stay

Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire

You're a day-glo pterodactyl

You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire

You're one badass fucking fractal

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead

Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale

He gave us order out of chaos

he gave us hope where there was none

And his geometry succeeds where others fail

If you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings

From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane

Let Z1 be Z squared plus C

And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C

And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on

If the series of Z's should always stay

Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire

You're a day-glo pterodactyl

You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire

You're one badass fucking fractal

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

Go on change the world in a tiny way

Come on change the world in a tiny way

"Every one of them is a splinter in my eye

I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve

I fear the Cantor Ternary Set

And the Sierpinski Gasket makes me want to cry."

And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings

On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born

His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights

Left him well equipped to face those demons down

He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules

He used his giant brain to turn the game around

And he looked below the storm and saw a vision in his head:

A bulbous pointy form

He picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

Take a point called Z in the complex plane

Let Z1 be Z squared plus C

And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C

And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on

If the series of Z's should always stay

Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire

You're a day-glo pterodactyl

You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire

You're one badass fucking fractal

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead

Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale

He gave us order out of chaos

he gave us hope where there was none

And his geometry succeeds where others fail

If you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings

From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane

Let Z1 be Z squared plus C

And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C

And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on

If the series of Z's should always stay

Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire

You're a day-glo pterodactyl

You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire

You're one badass fucking fractal

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

And you're just in time to save the day

Sweeping all our fears away

You can change the world in a tiny way

Go on change the world in a tiny way

Come on change the world in a tiny way

I DID IT! *dances* And to you, the person who told me this would be impossible to vid:

*HA HA!*-Luce