beat research

Control

There is nothing scarier than something that is out of your control..

Like cancer consuming someone you love so dearly and not being able to take the pain away..

It’s these types of situations that make you stop and realise how cruel life can be..

I’m so scared to lose you..

Whether that be soon or in years to come.. Just keep fighting and I will always be here to support you

AND THE RESULTS ARE IN! After conducting, yet another, very scientific and 100% accurate research investigation, we have processed the data and have the answer to the question you were all wondering: Who is the loudest in the bedroom??

*this is mainly in the case of jerking off, but sex in general was considered.

The winner is: Baekhyun with an astounding 32% of stans thinking his yelling transpires, not only in the public eye, but behind closed doors as well.

2nd- Chanyeol (22%)

3rd- Jongdae (21%)

4th- Jongin (8%)

5th- Junmyeon (7%)

6th-Yixing (4%)

7th- Sehun (3%)

8th- Kyungsoo (2%)

9th- Minseok (1%)

Special thanks to all who participated. We’ll be back next time with yet another survey: Who’s ass are you eating?

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Cockatoos use tools to make music

Cockatoos are already known for their wicked dance moves, but a new study reveals that they can create their own beat as well. Researchers observing 18 palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus) in northern Australia discovered that, when courting a mate, male cockatoos grab a stick or a seedpod and start rhythmically whacking a hollow tree branch, producing a steady beat.

Golem’s Heart (Very Rare)

It’s not every day you find a Golem’s Heart intact. Powerful magic resides within this object granting it the ability to sense danger. You’ll know because it will begin to beat rapidly. My research suggests it is quite possible to transplant the Heart into a new body, giving the Golem new life. The Golem’s attitude toward the owner of the Heart will be determined by how it was treated while inactive. However all of this is hypothetical seeing that I was never able to successfully restore a Golem myself. -Xanth

Scanlan’s Impact On Vox Machina

Grog: More than just a friend and accomplice in various crimes, Scanlan was one of the only people who valued Grog’s ideas. Scanlan never really treated Grog like he was dumb and equally considered all of Grog’s suggestions which did end up getting them into some crazy messed up situations on occasion, but was always extremely funny. Grog did not understand too well exactly why Scanlan left but was specifically hurt that Scanlan did not bother to specifically say his goodbyes to Grog. When Scanlan returns he does not seem super excited to see VM again meaning that Grog’s friendship did not mean as much to him as it did to Grog. To add insult to injury Scanlan has a very Grog-esque character with him, Lionel. Grog immediately tests his strength either hoping that if Lionel was obviously stronger than him then obviously Scanlan was just looking for the best protector available or that he would be obviously weaker and Grog could prove that Scanlan had made a bad call. However, Lionel proves not only to be about equally matched with Grog but instantly likable and compelling. Grog storms out and demonstrates his new literacy to Vax and Vex as he passes by not knowing how to express his feelings of loss, believing that Lionel is in fact a better version of himself that Scanlan has found, one who is, at least in his mind, stronger, smarter, and more fun to be around.

Pike: It is debatable whether she harbors specifically romantic feelings for Scanlan, but she assuredly at least has grown closer to him emotionally as he shed his comedic playboy roll and began reaching inside himself to re-examine his life choices. Although she would probably have supported Scanlan’s decision to leave Vox Machina to forge his own path and create a family with his daughter, because he did not say goodbye to her and left in such a negative way, she, like Grog, has grown to resent him. His tense and hesitant return has also left her feeling that the close companionship se felt she had begun to share with Scanlan was not equally valued by him.

Note: In order to regain the favor of his two closest friends, Scanlan would have to come begging on his knees and force them to listen to him, proving to them that their relationship is very meaningful and important to him like they originally believed it was.

Percy: Although Percy was not known to be particularly close to Scanlan, his intense involvement in the screaming argument preceding Scanlan’s departure has haunted him and morphed into a continuously burning resentment towards Scanlan. Scanlan’s specific claim that VM did not know or care about him struck a chord in Percy. The complaint is more indicative of an overall problem in VM where many members choose to keep their problems to themselves until they boil over and become dangerous plot points (Percy’s inner demon being the most literal of these examples). Percy never complains about being called out for bad things he does do of which he feels there are many and often mentions his feeling that the things he intends to do are, in his mind, not morally good perhaps in the hopes that someone will argue hm out of it. To be accused of not caring about others in the group rubbed Percy the wrong was so intensely because to him that is one of the only good aspects of himself that he si sure about. Even if he does bad things to people, and makes things that will hurt many people, he knows that at least he really really cares about his friends. And if that’s not true, if Scanlan is right, that he’s back to square one, a person that is not worthwhile.

Keyleth: She’s fairly neutral here. She resents that Scanlan lobbed accusations at the group that while having merit were not entirely based in truth, and also is not a fan of his decision to suddenly cut ties with them and then only return hesitantly without much commitment to rekindle the lost relationships. However, she personally could probably be easily brought to the pro-Scanlan side as she did not have any personal issues with him and can see the merit of him choosing his responsibility to his daughter over his bonds with the group, especially considering her growing guilt that she has yet to fully step into her position as Voice of the Tempest.

Vax: He has always looked up to Scanlan and sees him as the father figure he never had. More than other members of the groups he has been sure than Scanlan would come back on his own terms and is willing to accept him back unconditionally, no questions asked. If anything, Vax is glad that Scanlan took his time to deal with the problems that were making him deeply unhappy when he was with VM. After all, Vax took his own time to figure out what to do when he accidentally became a Champion of the Raven Queen. Vax clearly sees him and Keyleth departing for the Air Ashari in the near future and wants to make sure that group has resolved any bitterness before they say goodbye for good. He will probably be instrumental in healing old wounds.

Vex: Her knowledge about Scanlan’s drug addiction made her more sympathetic to him and she is very happy that he decided make a big personal sacrifice to commit himself to a relationship with his daughter (something she wished her own father had done). Vex’s personal quest is all about mercy and forgiveness, tired of grudges and suspicion holding her down and stopping her from forming close relationships. Scanlan is the biggest example of her new willingness to forgive the past so as to not sully valuable relationships. I think she will be able to pull Percy into forgiving Scanlan as they both wanted to become more merciful, and he has already indicated that he does not want to continue being dragged down into a dark state by pent up resentments. No more revenge is a motto many in VM are really attempting to adopt.

the observer can be a broccoli now

I'm Not Angry

At Koogi revealing she hadn’t done her research on BPD. I think she was maybe…not 100% clear or dare I say honest when she mentioned him having the disorder just HAPPENED. Koogi has had some kind of personal experience with BPD or so many of us wouldn’t have connected with Bum like we do. She might have been reluctant to get any more personal, who knows. It’s her life and her business. All the shade and salt I’ve been hearing about has no merit.

In my opinion, experience beats research when it comes to good storytelling.
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Sunset City. 

A final I did for my Beat Research class. youtube version

How Hard Can it Be?

Imagine… Dean trying to plait your hair.

So my Husband got half way through reading this before realising it was based on him. He’s the cutest ❤. I can just see Dean taking the same approach, like ‘Ok, let’s do this.’

Dean x Reader
Word count: 1,300 ish
Fluff

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Your knuckles dug into your cheeks as you propped up your heavy head, elbows resting on the table. Pages and pages of lore tumbled before your eyes as you scrolled through the seemingly endless pages.
You sighed and looked down at the scribbled-down symbol on the table in front of you for what must have been the fifteenth time. Nothing. You had nothing.

You sighed heavily. Sam sat opposite you, across the table, frowning down at his tablet. The dull light of the bunker cast shadows over his face where his hair fell. The crinkles in his forehead told you he was as fed up as you were.

To your right, Dean slammed shut a big, dusty, heavy book and stood up with a huff.

‘I’m done. I’ve got nothing. This is…’ he held his hands up in a kind of hopeless shrug, then reached for his open beer and took a swig.
Sam looked up at him briefly before running his hand through his hair and sitting back in his chair, slouching.

‘You’d think there’d be something,’ he scoffed.

‘What about you?’ Dean asked looking at you. ‘Any luck?’

You had paused in your scrolling, studying an image that looked a little like the one on the paper.

‘I dunno,’ you answered. ‘I’ve found something kind of similar.’
Sam looked across at you, interest peaked.
‘It’s a little tenuous, though,’ you added, shoulders slumping as you squinted at the too-small text.
Dean came round behind you, bending slightly to look at your screen.

‘Hell, anything would be something right now,’ he said, placing a hand on your shoulder.

‘I’m sending it to you, Sam,’ you said and sent him the page.

You continued reading, though it wasn’t making a lot of sense, and you assumed Dean was reading over your shoulder as he lent his arm on you.
After a few minutes, dean’s hand slid across your shoulder and up the back of your neck, snaking round your ponytail, twirling it absently a couple of times. You felt It tug a little.

‘Mmm,’ you heard yourself utter, before you could stop yourself.
He let out a low chuckle but didn’t stop. Sam looked up briefly and smirked, then looked back down at the tablet.
He frowned.

‘I dunno. It’s not quite the same. But it’s… there are similarities.’
You sighed.

‘Could it be a variation? An adaptation of some form?’

‘Maybe,’ Sam said, though he didn’t look convinced.
Dean chuckled again, and you felt his finger slide through the middle of your hair tie.
You laughed, despite yourself.

‘Dean, I feel violated.’
Sam looked up again and smirked.

‘Dean, there are rules about ponytail penetration,’ he said, grinning at the absurdity of the sentence he just uttered. ‘I’m pretty sure you have to ask first.’

‘Couldn’t help myself,’ Dean smirked. He took the bobble in his fingers, pausing to ask, ‘May I?’

‘Sure,’ you shrugged, continuing to scroll through the barely useful information in front of you. Dean pulled out your hair tie and your hair tumbled over your shoulders and down your back. He started combing his fingers through it gently, hesitating when they caught on knots.

‘Am I hurting you?’ he asked, his voice low and gentle.

‘No, it’s fine,’ you answered. He continued, tugging softly through the knots. The pull on your scalp started to tingle.

‘This says it was used by the Aztecs, but the symbol just doesn’t seem to fit. It’s close, but like a badly interpreted drawing of it,’ Sam continued.
Dean seemed to have lost all interest in the lore and instead was paying close attention to carefully combing out the knots in your hair. It was weirdly relaxing, and you leaned your head back into him, slumping down in your chair slightly.

‘Maybe it’s an amateur or a copycat,’ you slurred.
Sam didn’t seem to notice the lull in your voice or your eyelids drooping slightly.

‘Yeah, like it’s a really shoddy job if they were trying to imitate it.’
Dean’s hands flowed freely through your hair, and you could imagine the smug little grin on his face at getting all the knots out.

‘Your hair is so silky,’ he murmured.

‘That’s really nice, Dean,’ you purred, closing your eyes and leaning your head back further.
Sam looked up again and scoffed. ‘Hey Dean, you opening a salon over there?’

Dean’s hands faltered for a second, but then he continued.
‘Maybe I am,’ he retorted. ‘Beats research. Besides, she’s enjoying it, aren’t you sweetheart?’

‘Mmm,’ you responded. He dragged his fingernails gently down your scalp a few times.

‘See? I think you’re just jealous, Sammy,’ Dean teased.

‘Yeah, Dean, why don’t you ever brush my hair like that?’ Sam said, raising his eyebrows sarcastically.

‘It’s been years since you let me cut your hair. That’s why you look like a girl now,’ Dean chuckled.
Your eyes snapped open.
‘Wait, you used to cut Sam’s hair?’
Sam sighed and ran his hands through his hair.

‘Someone had to,’ Dean shrugged.
He wasn’t joking now, he was just telling you. You knew he had always taken care of Sam when they were growing up, but you had never really imagined all the little things he had to do for him.
You swivelled in your chair to look at him, and you saw the memories of childhood fluttering past his eyes.

‘Why don’t you tell her why I stopped letting you, Dean?’ Sam piped up, breaking the tension. Dean’s eyes snapped back to the present, and he smirked.

‘I got distracted one time and cut a massive chunk out of the back of his hair.’ He started laughing. ‘He looked ridiculous.’

‘I had to wear a beanie for a month. I hate beanies,’ Sam said, throwing a glare at Dean.

‘It was pretty funny though, you have to-’ Dean caught Sam’s glare and stopped himself. ‘No? whatever.’ He turned his attention back to you. ‘Turn back around sweetheart,’ he instructed. You did as you were told, and he again gathered your hair up in both his hands, twisting it round, then letting it fall.

‘Hey, Dean,’ you say, a thought occurring to you. ‘Can you plait?’
He didn’t respond right away, combing your hair down your back.

‘How hard can it be?’ he said finally. ‘I’m up for a challenge.’

Sam rolled his eyes with a smirk and returned to the lore in front of him. there was quiet as both men poured their concentration into their respective tasks.
That was something you loved about Dean. He approached many things the way he fixed up Baby. If he found something a challenge, he gave it his focus and attention, critically analysing the process he would need to complete the task.
He sectioned out your hair into three, pushing a section over your shoulders either side. His hands paused, and you glanced over your shoulder to see what he was doing. He was looking at something on his phone.
You sighed, guessing he had lost interest. He flicked his eyes up to you, then shrugged.
The penny dropped.
‘Are you googling it?’ you grinned.
‘Shut up,’ he said, returning his phone to his pocket. ‘Turn around,’ he said impatiently, spinning his hand to indicate.
He carefully wove the sections of hair together.
‘Hold this,’ he said, handing you a section of hair over your shoulder. You took hold of it, he weaved again, took it from you, then handed you a section of hair the other side. You giggled.

‘You’re so funny, Dean.’

‘shh, I’m concentrating. Don’t make me lose it,’ he said, continuing to weave your hair.
After a few minutes, you felt him tying the elastic around the bottom.

‘Heh,’ Dean remarked, running his hand over his masterpiece. You heard the shutter of his phone camera. He leaned round your shoulder, showing you the picture. The plat was a little wonky, but pretty good for a beginner.

‘Hey, not bad!’ You told him. ‘With a bit of practice you’ll have it perfected. Now who else could you practice on?’
You both grinned and looked up at Sam, who gave you both a death glare.

‘Go screw yourselves,’ he said simply.

anonymous asked:

My mom and i are struggling with money... and she told me to do drawings for people and i made already 7 and got 70 dollars (10 each) and well i was thinking on do it digitally... any tip on how to work on online commissions?

Hmmm, I’ve only done Commissions once, but I did some research to determine my pricings, so I can give you a bit of an insight of how to price your commissions.

Pricing commissions should be determined by a few elements:
1. Your skill level.
2. The type of commission’s complexity level (obviously the more complex, the more expensive).
3. The speed of your work.
4. Your living costs/this differ with where you live.
5. How many people would be willing to give your commissions a go with your prices.

Let’s break it down.

1. Skill level and Complexity level go hand in hand. Skill level is how well you can do your art (but this can be subjective) and complexity is mostly about details, it can be something from just bust drawing, half body of a character, full body of a character, colored or sketch. Simple Background, complex background or no background. Always provide samples of your works for each type of commission, because no sample artworks can make it look suspicious. You need to at least have a few artworks to showcase your ability to deliver results.

2. The speed of your work. How long does it take for you to finish a commission? A few hours spent on one sketch commission for a $10 is reasonable enough. A few days for a $10 is not.

3. Your living costs. If you live in a low living cost countries, you can afford to lower the prices, if not, be realistic and price it accordingly. For example, USD $10 might be a lot for me, but USD $10 might not be enough to afford 1 lunch for you. 

4. This depends on how many people are interested in having you draw for them for a price. Even if you have, say, 1000++ followers, be aware that not all of them will jump on the opportunity the moment you open for commissions. Some of them can’t afford it right now, some of them might not be interested for now. Drawing things for free and sharing it to the internet is like casting a net to the ocean to attract potential buyers/customers, basically. A lot of artists spend a long time cultivating their fanbase partly for this reason.

5. Still with topic no. 4. If you price your commissions too high, they might change their mind. The only exception is if you have a lot of people interested in your art. Some really popular artists priced their commissions highly for the reason that they know some people would be interested nonetheless (plus side they get bragging rights for commissioning popular artist), but that’s also cos they’ve been around long enough to be able to command high prices.

6. Is this a private commission, or a commercial commission? A private commission means you still own the rights to the artwork you made while commercial commission means you’ve given up all the rights to reproduce the artwork. Naturally, Private commission normally isn’t too expensive, while commercial commission need a longer discussion of price list on the subject.

7. Spend the time to sit down and set everything up before you open for commission. Price list, check. Sample artworks, check. What about payment method? Most people use paypal, but you need to be aware that paypal charges a fee for each transaction (which you can take in consideration when pricing). Also make the rules clear on what you will be drawing for the commission and what you won’t be for the commission (usually NSFW, incest, lollicon/shotacon, etc.). Provide step-by-step on how to commission you (ex: I set up an email just for the commissions emails), give them an insight on what they can expect like the timeline of your work (1-2 weeks? 4 weeks?), delivery method (.jpeg files by email, what dimension?), what happens if there is a major edit even though the sketch has been approved (extra charges). Clarify as many elements as possible to avoid awkward situations that could take up production time. 

8. And, nothing beats research, so go to the tumblr search tab, and write “Commission Information” to know what everyone else is doing with their commission posts! It’ll give you inspirations on how to make your first commission post.

9. Lastly, always be nice and be patient! Since you’re a one-man show, you need to do everything including customer service by yourself. It’s important to remember you’re building a rep with each commission you’re doing, and with each satisfied customer means more potential business! :-)

Phew… that’s a long post. I do wish this would help!

demonqueen-oceanking  asked:

this blog is wonderful and i love it but also. May I ask u to consider Spock being super into Earth Pop Party Music bc i literally? Can't? Stop thinking about him listening to Cheap Thrills by Sia???? Help???????

Spock doesn’t enjoy earth pop party music. But he does listen to it as a study. Chekov introduced him to it and he was curious as to why everyone seemed to find it so enjoyable and energizing. For the past week he’s spent all his off time listening to different groups play this style of music. For research, obviously. as a vulcan he can’t enjoy things, he can merely observe. Cheap Thrills is just a very good example of this music. It’s catchy. NOT TO HIM OF COURSE. But to others. Sometimes he’ll sing it to himself while he’s doing science stuff. To-to remember… what it sounds like. haha it’s a study… Need to be thinking about that stuff. Gotta tap that foot along to the beat, you know, for research. yeah. science and stuff…

Moose In Shining Armour

Characters  - Reader, Sam & Dean.

Warnings - Swearing, Drinking, fluff.

Word count - 2056

Notes - So this is my second fic I have shared and It is a Sam one this time. Based on a dream I had a while ago. As always feedback Is always appreciated. Leave an ask or message. 

Hunting and drinking went hand in hand. Like cookies and milk. Post hunt the best way to unwind other than sex was to drink. It didn’t matter what, anything to take the edge off the day and how you were feeling. Dean pulled into the car park of the motel you were in for the night, As Sam hopped out of the car heading to the reception to check us in. 

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anonymous asked:

💞 ~the-geeky-prince-charming

TWINS! Dexter and Darling I feel are incredibly in-tune with one another. They know when the other needs help, comfort, or support and are always there for the other. They’ll go to any lengths to keep each other safe and happy. They share (most) secrets and want each other to succeed.  However, they still have their differences, but they compliment each other. Darling thinks more of the short term while Dex thinks of the long term. I think this makes him a bit more pessimistic, but that’s why he has his twin to help him see the brighter side. Darling is plenty studious, but Dexter definitely has her beat as a natural researcher where Darling is easily much more physically graceful, giving her the edge in combat. Dexter also has more general experience with the world than Darling does, since she was locked (or so their parents thought) in a tower for years.

Honestly, I could go on and on. I think our muses are quite complimentary and I’m excited to play together!

Does anyone else get this really visceral reaction to seeing people being loving and affectionate with each other, that’s like being trapped behind a pane of glass and sadness?

It’s like, the moment you see a social interaction you want to be part of, your body reminds you that you’re not supposed to be part of. It’s shame, it’s a sick feeling at the back of your throat, it’s a pang of envy and jealousy in your heart that you try to smother, it’s yearning cold in the pit of your stomach, and it’s like someone putting a vise on your spine to hold you in place and say, No, you can’t join.

Even when it’s people you know love you or people who’d be happy to include you too, you just see that happen and it’s an instinctive, autonomic response that shuts you down instead of opening you up to them.

Anyone else get that too?

The heart beats rhythmically, and so does a metronome.

So it makes sense that a metronome, typically used by musicians to help keep a steady beat, could help medical professionals restart a heart.

“What we know for sure,” says pediatric cardiologist Dianne Atkins, a spokeswoman with the American Heart Association, is that “high-quality CPR improves survival.” So anything that improves CPR could save lives.

For CPR to be effective, the rescuer kneels at the side of the person in distress, presses one hand on top of the other in the center of the person’s chest and pushes down about 2 inches to force blood through the body before releasing and then compressing again.

The optimal rate for compression is 100 to 120 per minute, which is “fairly fast” says Atkins, and hard to maintain without something to guide you. “When chest compression is too slow or too fast, it decreases the effectiveness of CPR,” she says.

That’s where the metronome comes in. It offers a consistent guide. With every click, you do a chest compression and the metronome helps you keep the beat. Previously researchers have tried using music, including the songs “Disco Science” and “Achy Breaky Heart” to set the beat.

A Metronome Can Help Set The CPR Beat

GIF: Meredith Rizzo/NPR