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 working on taako tictac long time no digital lets see how this goes  👍

Sci-Fantasy and Technomancy

Creating a world where magic and technology co-exist

Mixing science fiction and magic can be tricky; if everyone in the world is capable of teleporting anywhere at anytime, it probably won’t make much sense for people to own cars, for example. Blending these two forces leads to countless exciting possibilities, but it can also end up creating some inconsistencies that your audience will pick up on if you don’t think things through well.

I have several tips and things you should think about if you want to build a world that mixes sci-fi and fantasy. Ultimately how detailed you get with it is up to you; maybe you want to plot out ever single tiny aspect of how your world works, or maybe you just want to have robot dragons and to hell with whoever disagrees! It’s a story of your making; if you and your audience are having fun with it, that’s what I consider most important.

Either way, here’s some things to think about!

- Of course, it helps to start off with the usual integral factors that tend to define societies; things like geography, language, religion, laws, agriculture, philosophy, etc. Before you even start throwing magic/tech into the mix, what does your world look like? What does it sound like? What does it taste like??

- How does magic work in your world? Is it a gift only available to a select few, or can pretty much any Average Joe summon a fireball? Are all mages Clerics (with magic derived from a powerful entity), Wizards (with magic learned from studying), Sorcerers (with magic just as an innate trait), or a mixture of these (and other?) things? 

- How does technology (generally) work in your world? How widely available is it? How well is it understood? What level is it at; are there nanobots in everyone’s bloodstreams, or is a bronze sword considered “high technology”? 

- How well do magic and technology (generally) mix in your world? Are they both just two different tools for solving problems, or opposed forces? Can one be used to study the other? Can someone be an expert on both things? What problems have been solved (and created) from blending the two?

- Are either things taboo? How much social friction do either things cause? Is the use of one meant to be secret or forbidden? Why?

- Are tech-favoring people/societies generally on equal footing with magic-favoring ones? They don’t have to be! The world being skewed in one side’s favor could be a great source of conflict! 

- What can only be done with magic? What can only be done with technology? Consider the limitations of both forces in the world. Does one force typically work better in some or most ways than the other? What things simply can’t be replicated by one side? 

- Consider how advanced each side is. What methods of communication, transportation, education, fuel consumption, medical care, etc are available to magic-favoring societies and which ones are available to tech-favoring societies? One side may not be exclusively better than the other; a tech-favoring society might have much faster land transportation in the form of huge cars, but a magic-favoring one might be able to magically tame huge creatures that can walk on walls and reach places tech can’t easily get to. 

- (When it can,) how does magic solve the same problems as tech and vice versa? A magical stone of far-speech can fill the magic-equivalent role of a phone, for example. A manufactured chemical packet could function like a certain spell. Of course, if one side’s method is so ubiquitous and accessible, it’s more likely that all people’s will favor it. 

- On the other hand, the different perspectives will likely produce entirely different problems and methods of solving them. Beyond one side being unable to replicate certain things from another, they may not want to. Mages may have no interest in creating an internet analogue they instead have access to some great collective unconscious tech-favoring people can’t access. How might one describe these things to the other? This is where the real creative world-building comes in; not every problem should be solved by just having an equally viable magic or tech version of it. Different cultures will value things differently, and exploring that leads to lots of creative worldbuilding and conflict!

- Consider what divisions might exist within societies. There are always subdivisions within groups; not all mages are as powerful, knowledgeable, or experienced as one another. Some subgroups may think themselves superior in some way, and/or might look down upon others within their own circle for all kinds of reasons. No group is a hivemind (unless they literally are); groups are made up individuals! 

- Lastly (but possibly most importantly), DON’T GET TOO CAUGHT UP WITH HOW COOL YOUR WORLD IS! Consider exactly what information is relevant to the audience and what interesting ways you can show/explain it. Remember that the focus should generally remain on the characters; there’s nothing wrong with having lots of extra world-building details, but they can bog down the story in minutia if you get too off track! You can always explore and explain deeper lore in side material!

Polish swear words #2

See the introduction to Polish swear words HERE
Check out the tag POLISH SWEAR WORDS

PIERDOLIĆ SIĘ (impf.)

1. Pierdolić się + nominative (co?) - to break down
Pierdoli mi się komputer, muszę go naprawić.
My computer is breaking down, I have to repair it.

2. Pierdolić się + nominative (co?) - to mix up
Pierdolą mi się te definicję. Chyba położę się spać.
I’m mixing up these definitions. I think I’m going to sleep.

3. Pierdolić się + nominative (kto? co?) + instrumental (z kim? z czym?) - to mistake sb/sth for sb/sth else; to mix sb/sth up with sb/sth else
Odkąd pamiętam Julek pierdolił mi się z Adamem - wyglądają identycznie!
Since I remember I mistook Julek for Adam - they look the same!

4. Pierdolić się + instrumental (z kim?) - to fuck with sb
Nie pierdol się z Patrycją - to suka! Wykorzysta cię!
Don’t fuck with Patrycja - she’s a bitch! She’s gonna use you!

5. Nie pierdolić się + instrumental (z kim?) - not to give a fuck about sb
Nie pierdoliłam się z Markiem - od razu wyrzuciłam go na ulicę!
I didn’t give a single fuck about Marek - I kicked him out onto the street immediately!

6. Pierdolić się + instrumental (z czym?) - to work on sth (fruitlessly, continuously)
Nie pierdol się z tym ćwiczeniem. Chodźmy do kina - rozluźnisz się.
Don’t work on this exercise. Come to the cinema - you’re gonna relax.

You can also use pharses:

  • Pierdol się! - Fuck off!
  • Pierdolcie się (wszyscy)! - Go fuck yourselves!

Notes:
Nr 5 - we usually use this phrase with nie (no, not; negation particle), it’s rarely used without it.

youtube

DAY 632) Ar Tonelico - EXEC_LINCA/.

Composer: Haruka Shimotsuki

(0:00 - 0:32) 1 bar of 7/4, 1 bar of 8/4, 2 bar of 6/4, [hold]

(0:32 - 1:50) 48 bars of 5/8, 1 bar of 2/8

(1:50 - 2:06) [6/8, 6/8, 6/8, 7/8]x2

(2:06 - 2:21) 8 bars of 6/8

(2:21 - 3:40) 48 bars of 5/8, [hold]

(3:40 - end) 16 bars of 5/8

This is beyond just being really cool odd time, but also some really cool groupings / juxtapositions of rhythmic groupings.

For example, the piano part that comes in at :32 is in 11+9 through the whole thing, but it starts before any solid sense of 5/8 created (the vocals haven’t faded in yet/etc). So (at least to me) it really feels like it’s going to be in 11…and then it feels like it’s mixed meter with the next bar being 9/8, especially because the perfectly timed downbeats of the chimes.

Eventually you get the understanding that it’s 11+9, but you also realize that the piano came in on an offbeat, so your perception of where beat 1 changes to make it a rhythmic turnaround. Same thing with the start of the 5/8 section at 2:21 but that happens way quicker.

I also really love that extra beat that the 7/8 bar has during the section at 1:50, really adds just the right amount of unexpectedness to keep things interesting.

So yeah even though it’s mostly just 5/8 and 6/8, there’s lots of cool stuff making all that up that makes it pretty interesting of a listen.

Metamorphosis || Fitz and Gentaro

@friendshipstates

I am Leopold Fitz.  Leopold Daniel Fitz.  Born 19 August, 1987.  Fitz–or what was left of him–tried to pull himself out of the…wall?  Membrane?  Whatever the hell this place was.  It was something out of a space-horror movie, the walls made up of something almost but not quite solid, goop dripping down his everything, and he was too afraid to even catch a glimpse of himself, after what he saw of the other bodies, other SHIELD agents, in the chamber.  “Kle-pold F’zz,” he clacked.  How did this happen?

Investigating one of the Siberian sinkholes seemed like an ordinary day for SHIELD.  Go in, poke around, find that the permafrost had melted and left gaping methane vents, the usual.  What they hadn’t expected to find was what looked like a hibernating hive of some kind, beneath a membrane.  A few had rappelled down into the hole, armed very heavily, but had vanished the instant they’d crossed the membrane.  Fitz was one of the first through, and realized that somehow, there was a time pocket, and that they’d  been transported to the summertime, though past or future, and by what amount, he had no idea.

That was when the creature came out of the wall and injected him through his HAZMAT suit with something that felt like fire in his brain knocking him out.  The rest was something he didn’t want to think about unless he had to.

Leopold…Fitz.  Leopold Fitz.

Look, I made a mix yesterday. in love with love & lousy poetry.

  1. The Mountain Goats - Distant Stations
  2. Waxahatchee - You’re Damaged
  3. The Weakerthans - Aside
  4. RVIVR - 20 Below
  5. Gateway District - When I Fall
  6. Pinhead Gunpowder - Achin’ to Be (Replacements cover)
  7. Dillinger Four - Noble Stabbings!!
  8. Lifter Puller - Back in Blackbeard
  9. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
  10. Divers - Tracks
  11. Swearin’ - Just
  12. Hop Along - Laments
  13. Franz Nicolay - Marfa Lights
  14. Neutral Milk Hotel - Where You’ll Find Me Now
  15. Magnolia Electric Co - Leave the City
  16. Nob Dylan and His Nobsoletes - Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)
  17. World/Inferno Friendship Society - Dr. Dracula Who Makes You Get High!
  18. Dag Nasty - Values Here
  19. Meat Wave - The Truth
  20. The Promise Ring - Is This Thing On?
  21. Rites of Spring - For Want Of
  22. Jawbreaker - Want

I also earned a badge on 8tracks:

Hell yeah.

Draw the squad!

Preacher squad and selfie for god! :D

Jesse isn’t necessarily approving… Cas strikes a sick pose, Emily is tip toeing ok and Eugene is subtly saying hi from the hellfire im sorry

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 Black male models at John Elliott +Co S/S 2016 show at NYFW

nb - it’s so nice to post a runway photoset feat. more than 3 black models. The model casting was pretty evenly spread amonsgt white, black, asian, mixed models. See it’s not that hard fashion industry smh.

Top 10 BTS songs tag

THANK YOU @notnotoday FOR TAGGING ME THIS WAS SUCH A LONG PROCESS TO NARROW IT DOWN TO TEN

Originally posted by exoticmaknae

Rules: List your top 10 favorite BTS songs from 1 to 10, with 1 being your all time favorite BTS song.

This shits fucking hard so im excluding the solos AND CYPHERS   to be fairer (mainly to myself cos I’d prbably end up putting all the intros and cyphers on here) DONT ASK WHAT MY FAVOURITE CYPHER IS THEY ALL ARE

1) Rain

2) Baepsae 

3)House Of Cards

4) Danger

5) Autumn Leaves

6) Coffee

7) Blood Sweat and Tears 

8) Look Here

9) Outro: Wings

10) If I Rule the World

ksjdfnasklndan I dont want to constantly tag the same people but pls do it if you want to its rlly fun n I’d love to see your lists! 

Originally posted by yupxiao

just thought I’d put my own opinion into the mix cos why not. ok so first things first yousef being non Muslim isn’t offensive or wrong in any way, my man can believe whatever he wants and I’ll still love him unconditionally bUT as someone who’s religious and dealt with having both Muslim and non Muslim crushes + still followed everything Islam tells me too, it is (!!!!!!!) a big deal that yousef isn’t Muslim to SANA. bc (for us), CULTURALLY the kids would follow the dad, they take his surname and faith. and for Sana (I’m assuming) she’d want them to share her same beliefs. I get I’m looking far into the future and who’s to say Sana wants kids blah blah blah BUT pls don’t come at us for suggesting shit like yousef converting back or something because we’re not suggesting him being non religious is a problem, no!!!!!! I’m glad he’s formed his own beliefs, just look at it from Sana’s perspective, who really likes this guy but always wants to hold on to her faith !!!! for her, him being non religious will be a struggle, and not what’s “”“"right”“”“”“.