june study challenge day 18:today is father’s day in the u.s.! describe your dad or another male role model that has helped you in your academic life. my dad’s a food chemist, so between him and my mother’s microbiology work i literally grew up inside labs and we lived inside the campus itself. he’s a very good teacher and he knows so much, cooking with him is so interesting and yet he’s never pushed me towards science like the rest of my family, he always encouraged me to make my own choices. i look up to him a lot, since he has to deal with being an immigrant and a non native speaker of portuguese, and yet he works so hard and has achieved so much! besides he’s created & published optimized chromatography methods and imo that’s really cool
Before my eyes, it blocks my path. A high, high wall; what sort of scene is on the other side? What will I be able to see there? T h e V i e w f r o m t h e T o p . A scenery that I will never see on my own; but if I’m not alone, then … I might be able to see it.
11:11… i wished for more moments like yesterday, it was so nice to celebrate my friend’s birthday with a picnic at the park. time to go back to work now though!
june study challenge day 10:are there any friends or study buddies you’ve had who have been particularly helpful in your academic life? well, i’m really not a group study kind of person, so i’ll often shut myself in my room for entire days on end rather than find a study buddy. that said, my friends’ greatest contribution to my studies is probably keeping me sane and happy and recharging my batteries by having fun breaks together!
Sure thing. In a nutshell, after rolling up your attributes (everything in Traveller is randomly generated), your character starts out as an 18-year-old with no skills or resources to speak of, and you have to pick a career path. Early versions of the game assumed that all player characters would be military veterans, so various types of military service were the only options available, while later iterations add post-secondary education, civilian career paths, and even being a “wanderer” (read: space pirate).
Your character’s life is then divided into four-year terms, and you play each term out as a simple minigame to determine what you learned, what you experienced - and yes, whether you survived. As you can imagine, there are lots of random tables. In the earliest versions of the game, blowing your survival roll simply means that your character is dead, so there’s a tension between staying in longer in order to gain more skills, and the risk of blowing a roll and having to start over. Later versions of the game offer a variety of potential consequences for failing a survival roll, including scandal, imprisonment, or simply being horribly maimed.
Here - I’ll walk us through a basic example right now. For reference, I’m using the second Mongoose Publishing edition of the game (there are several) - you can find a bit of prior discussion on that subject here.
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goood evening everybody I hope you’re all having a good day. I’m almost done with bio, only two more books to go and then it’s time for the final exam.
I thought I would share with you how I like to read my school books:
I like to use post-it’s to write down everything I find important or terms I have to remember. This way I don’t have to rewrite my notes. I learn better when I write things down while reading and when I go back to that book to revise, I only have to read the post-it’s! (and remember that your quick notes aren’t supposed to look cute or extra, just write things down)
“I tried to do handstands for you, but every time I fell for you. I’m permanently black and blue, permanently blue for you.” // Journalling + Reading today, when I read I love to copy down poems and paragraphs that I fancy. I also felt the pictures were very fitting. ( 1 6 / 0 6 / 2 0 1 7 )
feeling really unfocused today because i didn’t get enough sleep. at least i got lithuanian candy in the mail from my parents, but i don’t think the sugar rush is helping tbh
june study challenge day 8:what’s your favourite thing to drink while studying? my own tears :’) jk jk i drink a LOT of water but my fave actually would be earl grey tea! this one is still from my boyfriend’s birthday gift to me, i’ve been saving it up but it’s the very last bag ; __ ;
yesterday i was feeling claustrophobic after two days at home so i went to my usual café and solved exams to prep for today’s exam.
june study challenge day 3:what keeps you motivated at the end of the school year? i feel like everyone, including me, struggles a lot with this. what motivates me most is (a) the idea of going back home soon (b) the study process itself, which distracts me from feeling sad or empty and, just like a good workout, feels rewarding when i’m done for the day.
Greg: 6"5 (he’s not even human at this point.)
Parker had scoliosis, so his full height is 6"2, but I think he’d have been taller.
Still Tall, but Not That Tall compared to the rest of the Jocks:
Dallas: 5"11 ½. He’ll reach 6"0. Maybe. Someday.
Noah: 5"10 (captain of the football team, also the tiniest goober compared to the rest of the team)
Average Heights, but Hobbits, according to Phoebus and Ben:
Poppy: 5"5 ½(she isn’t 4"9, guys, sorry, that was a mistake on my part. I’m not THAT mean)
Ari: 5"6 ( Haha.)
Wendy: 5"6 (Poppy rages that she’s taller by half an inch. How. Dare.)
Charlie: 5"2 (Charlie crying at the club. She’s below Ben’s blind spot. How will sempai ever notice u now when he can’t even see below 5"3)
7. Stefan Kraft (12.03.2017, Oslo - World Cup winner) - 5
Podium classification (1st-2nd-3rd):
1. Stefan Kraft (8-3-6) 2. Kamil Stoch (7-3-2) 3. Domen Prevc (4-1-1) 4. Daniel Andre Tande (2-4-0) 5. Maciej Kot (2-1-0) 6. Andreas Wellinger (1-8-3) 7. Michael
(1-1-2) 8. Severin Freund (1-1-0) 9. Peter Prevc (1-0-1) 10. Noriaki Kasai (0-1-1) 11. Robert Johansson (0-1-0) 11. Andreas Stjernen (0-1-0) 13. Markus Eisenbichler (0-0-3) 14. Manuel Fettner (0-0-2) 15. Richard Freitag (0-0-1) 15. Evgeniy Klimov (0-0-1) 15. Andreas Kofler (0-0-1) 15. Jurij Tepes (0-0-1) 15. Piotr Żyła (0-0-1)
Best competitions for nations without any individual podiums:
Bulgaria: Wladimir Zografski - 47 place in Sapporo Czech Republic: Roman Koudelka - 5 place in Sapporo Estonia: Kaarel Nurmsalu - 30 place in Obertsdorf and PyeongChang Finland: Jarko Määttä - 14 place in Innsbruck France: Vincent Descombes Sevoie - 5 place in Kuusamo Canada: MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes - 12 place in Klingenthal Kazakhstan: Marat Zhaparov - 44 place in Wisla South Korea: Kim Hyun-ki - 44 place in PyeongChang United States: Kevin Bickner - 15 place in Vikersund Switzerland: Simon Ammann - 11 place in Sapporo Italy: Sebastian Colloredo - 9 place in Innsbruck
Final classification: 1. Stefan Kraft, 2. Kamil Stoch, 3. Andreas Wellinger
Jumpers with full number on jumps: 11
Daniel Andre Tande was never 4th when Maciej Kot was 5th and vice versa.
Andreas Wellinger gained more second places (8) than Daniel Andre Tande fourths (7) and Maciej Kot fifths (5).
Poland is the only team, which had used only four players in all six team competitions.
Slovenia had used a total of 10 players in team competitions.
Poland is the only team, which had stood on the podium in all team competitions (2 wins, 2 second places, 2 third places).
Austria had the most used jumpers (17) and the most pointers (11)
Fatih Arda Ipcioglu didn’t qualified for the Lillehammer’s contest in Raw Air tournament, but that competition was cancelled later. That means Turk formally didn’t made debut in World Cup, but he was on 81 place in the RA tournament.
The organizers disqualified jumpers 28 times.
Four players gained points in every World Cup competition - Manuel Fettner, Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot and Piotr Żyła.
Vincent Descombes Sevoie gained more points than Switzerland (including team competition).
Robert Johansson beat ski flying hill record twice (in Vikersund and Planica), but Stefan Kraft jumped further same days.
A total of 15 players were in the TOP10 of World Cup’s classification. Without final TOP10, were there: Severin Freund, Vincent Descombes Sevoie, Karl Geiger, Andreas Kofler, Piotr Żyła.
2016-17 in screens
(last picture was made by me :3)
2016-17 Awards (imo only)
Jumper of the season: Stefan Kraft
Revelation of the season: Robert Johansson
Disappointment of the season: Simon Ammann
Surprise of the season: Vincent Descombes Sevoie
Team of the season: Poland
Coach of the season: Stefan Horngacher (Poland)
Jump of the season: Stefan Kraft (253,5 metres in Vikersund)
Competition of the season: 18,03,2017, Vikersund, team competition
Fail of the season: Andreas Wellinger (19.03.2017, Vikersund, final RA competition)