a rigor

Honestly it's so difficult being the only non-native speaker in a friend group

For example, a lot of my friends are Latina, and I get teased about “sounding like I walked out of the textbook,” because most of my study of the Spanish language for the past six years I’ve been learning it was in a strictly academic background. So then I rigorously study all the slang and come in the next time we hang out knowing how to say “fuck off!” In every South American dialect AND THERE’S ANOTHER INTERNET SLANG TREND THAT LITERALLY JUST STARTED!!! Like, I don’t even understand the cultural and linguistic context of memes in my own language please don’t do this to me amorcita.

And don’t even get me started on French, language of unnecessary letters and pretentious but delicious three-syllable pastries.

anonymous asked:

Reading Rick's statement was like: "I've rigorously studied the source material and I think that the author intended her to be straight. Idk you can think wrong if you want tho." He was actively trying to divorce himself from complicity in defining Reyna's sexuality and it's the skeeviest thing a straight guy has ever done to me.

Rick who? I don’t know him.

Reyna is my character, she’s a lesbian.

anonymous asked:

Hey! i like how you have a rigorous and coherent materialist (i don't know if you reclaim the term?) political thinking and i was wondering how you acquired it? i mean how did you get into materialistic views which… are not the type of political analysis you can easily find discussed in left communities on social media lol. Sorry if that sounds dumb but i was just curious ^^

reclaim…. from what

Alaska’s Resident Killer Whales

North America has a few different populations of resident killer whales. While Alaska has the largest populations, it is not as rigorously studied due to the difficulty of doing fieldwork in Alaska’s rugged environment. Even so, we have learned some fascinating things about Alaska’s resident killer whale population!

  • The southern Alaska resident killer whale population ranges from Southeast Alaska to the Gulf of Alaska and has 29 identified pods. Some pods are seen frequently, while others go years in between sightings.
  • It is suspected there is an entirely separate resident population that lives out in western Alaska, near the Aleutian Islands, with a minimum population of 1,475 whales.
  • The largest known pod, AJ pod, is comprised of nearly 70 whales. 
  • AG pod has been known to attack and kill harbor porpoises though they have never been observed consuming them. 
  • In Prince William Sound, resident killer whales prefer silver salmon (aka coho) over other species, including king (chinook) salmon. 
  • AB pod was severely affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and still hasn’t fully recovered. 
  • Like the northern residents, Alaska residents use rubbing beaches; there are rubbing beaches in Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords. 
  • There are at least 2,347 resident killer whales in Alaska total, ranging from Southeast Alaska to Western Alaska. 

anonymous asked:

In Noble Tradition made me wonder what a Sakura+Shizune bell test under Tsunade would be like.

Well, I don’t think they would have a bell test. See all of the instructors use different methods to train their teams, and the bell test was something handed down from Lord Third to Jiriaya to Minato to Kakashi to Naruto (to Konohamaru and the next gen, if the Gaiden manga SD turns out to be correct).

It’s a test of teamwork, and I don’t think that’s the most important quality in a medic nin (not to say it isn’t important but probably not in the top three required qualities). So if Tsunade were to test Sakura and Shizune in some way, I imagine it would be in a high stress environment to evaluate the ability to stay control under pressure in a traumatic environment.

And now I’m picturing some form of rigorous trauma test scenario like in Grey’s Anatomy whenever Hunt does a workshop with the other doctors…like the time with the dummies where Kepner went way overboard (that was the last time I actually liked her as a character…sigh) or the pig episode. (For those of you who don’t follow Grey’s…I won’t spoil it :P)

So yeah, if Tsunade had a test of her own, It would be some kind of baptism by fire kind of thing because you don’t get second chances when you’re a medic.

Or she’d challenge Sakura to a drinking contest with the moral being don’t be so stupid as to follow counterintuitive orders like getting into a drinking contest with an adult twice your size…

Maybe a combination of both? Lol

  • me watching TV or listening to music to study a foreign language: I can't continue with this. I need rigor. I need structure. I need a page with words and directions so I can expand my understanding. I need hard work and pencils and pens. This is how I truly learn.
  • me taking notes from a book and writing down vocabulary lists to study a foreign language: I need experience. I need freedom. I need fun. I need to enjoy this language how its speakers do. A book can't teach me everything. I need to watch media in this language and really expose myself to it. This is how I truly learn.
T’Challa Udaku Bio

Originally posted by softtroublemaker

Full Name: T’Challa Udaku

Known Relatives: T’Chaka (father, deceased), N’Yami (mother, deceased), Ramonda (step-mother), Hunter (adopted brother), Asiri the Wise (grandfather), Shuri (sister)

There are more but they are less relevant and probably won’t be in the Black Panther movie.

Early Life: His mother died during childbirth, then his father T’Chaka was remarried to Ramonda, who actually disappeared for a while when T’Challa was 8 because she was kidnapped, which the Udaku family did not realize until decades later.

How He Got His Powers: Black Panther is a ceremonial title given to the heirs of the throne but it must still be earned. T’Challa earned the title after his father’s death by defeating the leaders of various other Wakandan tribes for it. After he wins he is entitled to eat the special heart shaped herb which gives him his powers. In later versions of the story he had to track down and fight a black panther which he did so foolishly and before he was ready in order to prove he would be a better ruler than his brother which ultimately resulted in him losing his voice after having his throat ripped out by the panther.

Powers: acute senses, enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, healing, and reflexes

Other Privileges and Such: As king of Wakanda, he has access to a vast collection of magical artifacts, advanced Wakandan technological and military hardware, as well as the support of his nation’s wide array of scientists, warriors, and mystics. The Wakandan military has been described as one of the most powerful on Earth. His attire is the sacred vibranium costume of the Wakandan Panther Cult. He is a skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor, and scientist. He has a PhD in physics from Oxford University. Considered one of the eight smartest people on the planet, he is a genius in physics and advanced technology, and is a brilliant inventor. He also has been granted the strength and knowledge of every past Black Panther. T'Challa is a rigorously trained gymnast and acrobat and is a master in various African martial arts as well as contemporary martial arts and fighting styles that belong to no known disciplines.

MCU Villains:

M’Baku - Also known as Man-Ape after he gains special powers and abilities from consuming the flesh of the legendary white ape. Ruler of the Jabari Tribe a recognized micronation within Wakanda’s borders. M'Baku was Wakanda’s greatest warrior second only to the Black Panther. He plotted to usurp the throne with the help of the outlawed White Gorilla cult who were ancient rivals of the Black Panther cult, which basically made them heretics since Panther worship is the state religion.

Erik Killmonger - He was born under the name N'Jadaka. When Ulysses Klaw and his mercenaries attacked Wakanda, they press-ganged N'Jadaka’s father into helping them; when Klaw was defeated, his father died and his family was exiled. N'Jadaka ended up in Harlem, New York, nursing a hatred against the supervillain and T'Challa, the king who’d exiled him. He changed his name to Erik Killmonger and studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, desperate to avenge his father’s death.

Fun Facts about Black Panther:

First black comic book hero in mainstream comics

He’s the wealthiest person in the Marvel universe

He actually predates the Black Panther Party

He debuted in an issue of Fantastic Four

He’s appeared in animated films since 1994

Has been a part of almost every major super team in Marvel

He was married to Ororo Munroe aka Storm (my OTP)

The Quinjet is actually designed and created by the Wakandan Design Group which is overseen by T’Challa

Briefly took over for Daredevil

He is also the king of the dead

Shuri eventually takes over the Black Panther crown and title

Personality Traits: determined, stubborn, loyal, bossy, protective, calm, disciplined, reserved, comes across as arrogant when he’s confident in his abilities, frequently described as “having the world’s greatest poker face”, dedicated

anonymous asked:

So in medical dramas sometimes they'll get someone who is seemingly dead but wakes up in the morgue due to a condition that makes the heartbeat difficult to detect. What's the condition called? How can doctors mistake someone as dead where said person will stay unconscious for hours until waking up in the morgue?

Hey there nonny! Sorry to say, this isn’t a realistic scenario with modern medicine. At least in the ER, patients aren’t declared dead without an EKG (electrical activity), multiple pulse checks, rounds of medication, and a cardiac ultrasound which will let doctors see the heart move, or not. 

ERs don’t pronounce people dead unless they’re well and truly dead

In the hospital, rapid response teams will do everything except the ultrasound, but it’s still just… not going to happen. And in the field, EMS use clinical signs of death: rigor mortis, dependent lividity (blood pooling). 

The only way this is going to happen is possibly in a nursing home, on a patient with a DNR order, and even then it’s almost impossible. 

Sorry about the lack of drama, nonny, but I’m not sorry that we don’t have people wake up in morgues on the regular. 

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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Chi si è inflitto il massimo rigore,
la severità peggiore,
di solito è indulgente con gli altri perché
non vuole augurare a nessuno
la persecuzione che si è inflitto da solo
—  Erri De Luca, estratto da “Eduardo”, pag. 77, Napolide
To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.

Epictetus (~50 CE - 135 CE) a stoic philosopher.

He taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

  • What he says: Liberals love socialism and oppose capitalism. The welfare state and regulations stand in complete contrast to true capitalism.
  • What he means: I have no idea how political ideologies work and what their material functions are. I've absorbed a rigorously propagandized image of anti-capitalist politics that was fed to me by the very institution I claim to oppose. I fail to understand that welfare and regulations were instituted primarily to keep capitalism running more smoothly -- mainly so that consumers can afford to buy the products capitalists sell (and workers make) and so that economic crisis isn't constant. I act like I'm an edgelord in opposition to the status quo, when really almost everything I say and advocate falls neatly into the dominant ideology of liberal capitalist democracy. That which doesn't fall neatly into the current dominant ideology tends to be either crypto-fascist in origin or the dominant market ideology spelled out in such naked terminology that it becomes an embarrassment to the ruling class.

Pairing: Bearded!Steve Rogers x Reader
Rating: Mature
Summary: Reader admires Steve shaving his beard and wants to finish the job herself.
Word Count: 1.8k
Genre: Fluff/NSFW-ish
Warnings: ambiguous relationship, Steve being a sarcastic bastard, flirting, innuendos/suggestive themes, sexual tension and light hair pulling.
Author’s Note: it’s inspired by a conversation with a friend about Bearded!Steve in Avengers: Infinity War. The second gif below is from the shaving scene between Moneypenney and Bond in Skyfall, which you all need to watch because… dayum!

   Verona, Italy

As you opened the door of your hotel room, you popped your head out; looking at either side of the corridor a little while after the breakfast had been served. Seeing no one on the perimeter, you tied your robe around your waist and closed the door behind you.

Tiptoeing, you went across the hall. You reached the door of the partner you’d been assigned for this mission and carefully knocked. As you distinguished the familiar sound of his footsteps in the room, you glanced behind you to make sure no one was watching you. The same move you’d been making for the last few days.

Steve opened the door enough for you to see him holding his shield. He let his guard down, smiling as he saw you. You took notice of the only towel he wore around his narrow waist, his hair damped and messy like he’d been drying them before you’d interrupted him.

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