[ROYALTY AND NOBLE BLOOD] is a writing mix about feudal dynasties, bad blood, and royal turmoil. This playlist contains 15 of my favorite tracks for writing in a feudal/medieval setting. Unlike my other mixes, though, this one evolves like a story— at first it is calm, a new day, and little by little the mood heads into darker places. Threats of war. A nimble hand poisons a cup of wine. Moonlight reflected on the point of a dagger. Watch your back, your Majesty…

Your heir is plotting against you.

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I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool. It happens sometimes while you’re playing sports, or listening to music or lost in a story, or to some people when they feel enveloped by God’s love. And it happens most when we connect with other people. I’ve come to think that happiness isn’t really produced by conscious accomplishments. Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with other people and with activities. Happiness is determined by how much information and affection flows through us covertly every day and year.
—  David Brooks

Get to Know Clara - #30 She describes her self as bossy and actually loves being called the boss so much that she goes home repeating it over and over with pride. Like many character traits, it is one with a good side and a bad side. The bad side is that she can come off rude and even dismissive of others at times when telling them what to do, but the good side is that she can take control of a situation, show leadership, and isn’t afraid to stand up when she needs to.

What I Got From Today's Livestream

The four kingdoms of Remnant are Vale, Atlas, Vacuo, and Mistral.

Atlas is in the continent/region of Mantle.

Haven is the Mistrali Hunter Academy.

There are other types of schools with other specialties, but the Hunter Academies are typically the cream of the crop for combat schooling.

Sun is originally from Vacuo.

Sun’s team is SSSN, read as “Sssun.”

Faunus and humans can interbreed.  (And we may have already met one or more children of such relationships?)

There ARE non-mammalian Faunus, they’re just less common.

Semblances are not hereditary, but can reflect your relationship with your family, and it is possible for aspects of it to be passed down.

Was there anything else that I missed or forgot?

anonymous said:

How deeply are Kim's prosthesis integrated with her nervous system? Judging from her capabilities, I'm imagining full-duplex connections complete with tactile sensation and proprioceptive feedback. The technopathy leads me to expect circuitry projecting into her brain, possibly from the eye socket or upper spine, and some kind of user interface in her mind's eye. I'm just a little curious about your thought process. Thank you for your time.

It’s fully integrated into her nervous system. I haven’t gotten into the details in the comic, but her spinal cord is mostly synthetic, with circuitry directly connecting to her brain. It goes so far as to actually have a small active CPU that her brain communicates with, similar to the “cyberbrains” seen in Ghost in the Shell and other cyberpunk settings.

Kim’s technopathy is actually what sets her apart from the cyborgs of Nephilopolis, which operate more on a basic body part/head replacement system. She’s not just controlling her body parts with her mind, her mind can translate machine language. It’s a level of technology that is (at least so far) unique to Kim.

GALEX ultraviolet image of the interacting galaxies M81 and M82

A GALEX ultraviolet image of the interacting galaxies M81 and M82, which lie 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The gravity from each galaxy dramatically affected the other during their last close encounter, 200 million years ago. Gas density waves rippling around M81 make it a grand design spiral. M82 is undergoing a starburst at its core, creating glowing fingers of hydrogen.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. de Mello (Catholic University of America/GSFC) & NASA/GALEX

Steam ID Update

Eric Smith <erics@valvesoftware.com>

We apologize for the lack of warning regarding the SteamID format change in today’s update. It was our intent to give the community a heads-up before the change was released, but it was missed.

The change was made to update TF2 to use the current SteamID format, which most other games on Steam and Steam itself uses. You will find that you can now use SteamIDs rendered by these other locations in your interactions with the engine. The engine will still recognize the old format, though, so your current server ban lists should still be valid.

The conversion equation has already been posted by a community member, but here it is again:

        Old:            STEAM_0:A:B
        New:            [U:1:B*2+A]
        Example:        STEAM_0:1:1234  —->    [U:1:2469]

We’re sorry for the problems this may cause while you update your scripts to use the new format. It was not our intent to disrupt your servers.


Just a heads up to everyone! 

Thanks @spreepicky for replacing my bad items with good quality items for FREE! This wig is just one of the 4 things they replaced for me and it’s really soft and thick and lovely. Also thank you @funnymeko for the apology letter! I’ll post pics of the other items I got soon ☺️😁💗☀️

“With professors, I talk in a proper way that’s a mainstream manner, but when I’m at home, it’s a different situation,” said Cobb who became deaf when she was 18-months-old. She grew up in Virginia and was raised primarily by her grandmother who learned ASL to better communicate with her. Together they spoke mainstream ASL, but once she made other black deaf friends, she began signing in a more colloquial way.

May I gather you in my arms the way a child gathers petals from a flower, easily blown this and that way by emotions . May all that brings your days light and love kiss you more deeply than any woman or any lover could. Be whole my friend , as we are all on this journey together. May these words bring you comfort as this world is in such turmoil,
reflecting our hearts . Take time to breathe life into each other . The days are dark.

r ppl actually writing articles about the “skinny bitches” lyric in nicki’s song????

are y’all serious

as a thin woman ima just say

plz stop pretending that fat-hate isn’t linked with anti-Blackness and that any feelings of “skinny shame” are in any way comparable to navigating the world as a fat Black woman or a fat woman of any other race. and are we non-Black women really fronting like we don’t benefit from a beauty hierarchy that positions Black women (especially dark-skinned, fat Black women) as the least desirable? come on y’all.

I don’t subscribe to the “real women have curves” bullshit but in a culture that simultaneously fetishizes and hates Black women’s bodies and uses fat-hate to (often) mask it’s hatred for those same bodies and the communities they come from, for Nicki to say “fuck skinny bitches, I have a big fat ass” is pretty rad so please, fellow thin and non-Black women, take a deep breath and remind yourself how much society caters to our body size.