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Hey! Out of all elligible voters between 18-25 years old in the last UK General Election less than 50% actually took part, which is insane. With a snap General 3
Election likely in June now, go sign up to vote and then go vote or do what im doing as I’m in France and send off a postal vote. I won’t say who to vote for I know I will be asked who I am going to, so you can ask, but answer I will NOT. MAY you please share to make sure people do as I feel it may have screwed the younger generations a lot with low turn out from the younger people in the EU referendum and General Election. Ta

Monthly Follower Appreciation - February Edition

So, I’m gonna do a thing so I don’t fall too out of the whole swing of doing readings. Monthly follower appreciation!

For the duration of this semester of school, I’m going to make a new post like this every month. Prizes and rules below!

Prizes:

  • First place winner gets a Past Life Snapshot and may request a Romance Reading. (No crushes though. Gotta be established.)
  • Second place gets any reading allowed by my rules OR a Romance Reading since it’s February. (Still no crushes though.)

Rules:

  • Must be a current follower as of this post going live. I will take a note on who my most recent follower is.
  • New followers will be elligible for the next month’s follower appreciation.
  • Likes and reblogs count.
  • Ends on: 2/24/17 at 1pm EST.
  • Winners have until the following afternoon to claim prizes.

That about does it!

7+1 tips for coding…

I had this post sitting on my drafts for a few weeks, so I decided to make it pretty and post it. Enjoy!

Based on what my teachers told us.

1. Think before coding.  →  Take 10 minutes, 20 or even 30, whatever you need and think about which design pattern (if any) is appropriate for what you are going to code. Really think about it, you’ll be glad for those “wasted” minutes when you have to change or add something on the code and it only takes you 30 minutes instead of 5 hours.

2. Comment your code. →  Seriously, there’s nothing worse than check your own code two months later and don’t remember what it does. Comment everything important, avoid really obvious things.

3. Write clean code →  Indentate. Use spaces. Separate your code in blocks by functionality.  Read Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, it’s really useful. Also, follow whatever convention/standard the code has (like the Java Code Conventions), especially if it’s a shared code.

4. Refactoring is your friend. →  Nobody likes those looooooooong methods with tons of lines. Usually (almost always), that means you’re mixing functionality. Separate the code in more manageable methods. It also helps to make the code more reusable… which lead us to 5.

5. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE CODE.   →  If you have the same chunk of code twice or more times, you’re probably doing something wrong. Read no. 4.

6. Use meaningful names. →  It’s always funny to name your int variable “elligent” or your char, “mander”; but that doesn’t say anything about what it is for.

7. Test your code. →  Test, TEST, test, tEST. Also, test as you code. Don not wait until you’re done with the program to test it or you’ll regret when you find a giant bug you don’t even know where it came from.

7b. Automated testing is usually worth it. It also helps to save a lot of time with retesing and regression testing.

7+1. Learn to debug. →  In my first year, I used to think that I could manage without knowing how to do it and by printlning every time I had a problem. Wrong. Sometimes, I wouldn’t even find the bug and checking for “lost” println is a waste of time.

Six of Crows Pride and Prejudice!AU Headcanons

So I know that probably NOBODY in the SoC fandom is into Pride and Predjudice, but I am (so please forgive my dorky headcanons). 

-Inej is basically Elizabeth Bennet (quick-witted, lively, etc.) and Nina is Jane Bennet (beautiful, kind etc.) and Wylan is Lydia Bennet (somewhat naïve and a prone to running away)

-Mr. (Kaz) Brekker is the wealthy owner of Pemberly who may or may not have earned his money through unscrupulous methods. All the same, he’s an elligible bachelor with terrible social skills.

-Kaz initially snubbing Inej but then eventually realizing his feelings and struggling to express them

-Mr. (Matthias) Helvar, the kind (if stiff and proprietary) gentleman who is not particularly good at anything but earned his money rightfully. 

-Lord Jan Van Eck being a general bastard about everything and trying to intimidate Inej into not marrying Kaz

-Jesper Fahey as the acquaintance of Kaz Brekker since childhood who tried to get Kaz to pay off his gambling debts by flirting with him. He, after trying to court Inej, runs away with Wylan (much to the horror of Inej and Nina). 

-Nina/Matthias and Inej/Kaz (and Wylan/Jesper sort of) in all of its Regency glory

The King’s Daughter...

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He hadn’t meant for it to happen. He…actually he wasn’t sure how it happened. He had watched you grow up, hell he had been in the hallway dressed in his white Kingsguard armor when you were born. It wasn’t the age difference that made it uncomfortable for him. After all, in Westeros age didn’t matter. It was the fact he had known you as a little girl. He had helped you learn how to ride a horse and he had cheered you on when you finally got your way and was allowed to learn archery and the art of sword fighting. It was wrong and it made him feel so dirty, but you were sixteen now and so beautiful. Your Baratheon black hair fell in soft curls down past the middle of your back and your Baratheon blue eyes with specks of Stark grey shined so brightly with laughter and joy. It was contagious and he had never been able to stay upset when around you. And he was always around you. He was, after all, the Kingsguard Knight that had been chosen to act as your personal body guard on the direct order (and threats) of King Robert, your Father.

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I just need a Bachelorette parody with Dany as the eligible partner everyone is dying to marry where

Jamie Lannister

Euron Greyjoy

Some random Baratheons and Tyrell cousins are all lined up as her eligible prospects

And then there’s Jon Snow, 

Who doesn’t even know how he got on this show

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The North Is Different

Much has been written about the parallels between the two ‘King in the North” scenes together with the Commander selection and also how Sansa was cheated out of her birthright as the rightful Lady of Winterfell. However, the main and common message of these three scenes is that THE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH ARE INDEED DIFFERENT BECAUSE IN A STATE OF CRISIS THEY CLOSE RANKS AND DEMOCRATICALLY ELECT THEIR LEADERS BASED ON THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND WORTHINESS. This is democracy at its most visceral self - in case of Jon’s Commander election it was direct democracy where every elligible man voted via ballot while in the other two cases it was indirect democracy where the lords (the representatives of the people in the North) cast the votes for their subjects via unanimous ACCLAMATION (a vote without ballot). It’s something extraordinary that in a story that is rooted so deeply in medieval practices and where every other position of leadership is won by fear, power and violence  there are still those who choose their leaders based on loyalty, respect and merits. It’s this singularity that destroys Littlefinger’s carefully laid plan before his own eyes and becomes the flaw in his equation  - it’s a huge (perhaps even the first) miscalculation on his part when he believes that birthright is enough to win Sansa the position of the Queen in the North.

“I’m having the lord’s chamber prepared for you.” - Jon Snow
“You should take it.” - Sansa Stark

It’s baffling why some people think that Sansa was more entitled to the title than Jon or some even went that far as to say that he literally stole it from her. First of all, Sansa herself told him to assume that position of the Lord of Winterfell and that it rightfully belonged to him. Jon even looked at her immediatelly after being elected and she gave him a huge, triumphant, proud, supportive smile. Secondly, like Sansa’d said many times before he is as much Stark as she is and nothing about Jon’s newly revealed origin can change that - his Targaryen blood doesn’t make him any less a Stark than Sansa’s Tully blood. He has equal claim on Winterfell as Sansa in that regard. At this point in the story Jon is the only male leader among the great houses in Westeros - (with House Baratheon virtually gone) Lannisters, Martells, Greyjoys, Tyrells, Targaryens are all ruled by a woman. But he DID NOT WIN HIS TITLE BECAUSE OF BIGOTRY - IT WAS LYANNA MORMONT, HERSELF A WOMAN IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION, WHO ACKNOWLEDGED AND DEFENDED HIS RIGHT AND WORTHINESS TO THAT TITLE. She chose Jon over Sansa and the rest agreed with her. Unlike Sansa, Jon has years of experience leading men and winning lost battles; he also inherited the Stark looks (together with Arya) while Sansa has the Tully looks. Also, there is this not unimportant detail of her being married first to a Lannister and than a Bolton which doesn’t play in her favour. Concerning Jon’s bastardy, there are huge hints that Rhaegar had married Lyanna - he wouldn’t have order the Sword of the Morning and the Kingsguard to protect the child instead of himself at Trident if he was not legitimate and rightful heir to the throne of Westeros. And even if Jon were still “officially” illegitimate, he has just been democratically elected a king by the whole North, thus basically being freed of the bastard stigma. Finally, JON DOES NOT WANT THAT POSITION (there is no joy, no wide smile from him this time; he only feels the burden of the crown he is to bear) - he had been a leader of men once before and he paid with his life for making right but unpopular decisions and saving 5000 innocent lives - HE WOULD GIVE IT UP IN A HEARTBEAT IF HE HAD A CHOICE BUT HE DOES NOT. THE NORTH HAS MIRACULOUSLY UNITED BEHIND HIM AND THEY NEED A UNITED NORTH TO STAND A CHANCE IN THE WAR TO COME AGAINST THE WHITE WALKERS AND THEIR ARMY OF DEAD. HE SIMPLY CANNOT RISK REJECTING THE TITLE AND THUS JEOPARDIZING AND FRACTURING THIS FRAGILE ALLIANCE WHEN HIS ELECTION WAS THE WILL OF THE ENTIRE NORTH.

SMH tour HCs because the college process is about to engulf me

Just Sophmores through Seniors bc they’re the elligible ones and, frankly, Even though he’d probably want to, I don’t think our moustache son is ready to take on other people’s overbearing families.

(under a readmore bc I went a tiny bit overboard)

Ransom and Holster:

  • Frankly they’re pretty spot-on for tour guides social scene wise
  • And they’re bubbly AF so they know what to do
  • Frankly their biggest flaw as guides would probably be the fact that other students are always interrupting/greeting them mid-explanation
    • Their tours take 15 minutes longer than they were supposed to from sheer socialization
  • They do the thing where you go around the circle and say your name, your hometown, and your main interest
  • every tour there’s that one goober who asks about zimmerman
  • Ransom actually changes a few outlooks now and then
    • Like, part of the tour is sitting in a seminar room while the guide gives a brief description of Samwell’s academic life, And he goes on his own schpeal about how, yes, academic life takes a lot of work and it’s important at Samwell to work hard 

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Bohemia Bell Moon

Loner | Loves the Outdoors

Nora’s Skin [ ✓ ] Neptune’s Eyes  [ ✓ ] Neptune’s Hair  [ ✓ ]

Beauregard Bay Moon

Easily Impressed | Excitable

Nora’s Skin [ X ] Neptune’s Eyes  [ ✓ ] Neptune’s Hair  [ X ]

Bohemia is elligible for heir! 

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Kekkai Sensen - Blu-ray DVD Vol.1 Limited ED: Mini Shikishi 

Those who purchase the BD volume 1 from selected stores are elligible to receive a bonus mini shikishi (an autograph board type item) from participating stores. Note that stores have their own specialised shikishi, so if you’re after a certain character then please order from that specific store. 

You can receive the shikishi bonus from the following stores (though stocks are limited and not every order is guaranteed to include them):
Sofmap (Leo), Tower Records (Zapp), Rakuten (Zed), Animate (Steven), Tsutaya (Klaus), Animega (Michella), Gamers (Chain), Toranoana (KK), Amazon JP (Black), HMV (White), and 7net (Femt)

COMMON REPUBLICAN EUPHEMISMS EXPLAINED

1. private sector: corporate sector

2. detainees: prisoners

3. reform: replace existing laws with more corporate friendly laws

4. tort reform: limit the average person’s ability to sue big corporations

5. privatization: moving government assets or functions into corporate hands and turning public land and utilities into for-profit corporate businesses  

6. opportunity gap: a deceptive non-sequiter intended to divert attention away from income inequality caused by republican policies and opposing things like gender pay equality and minimum wage increases

7. education reform: (see number 5 above)

8. enhanced interrogation: severe torture

9. white collar crime: corporate crime

10. the american people have spoken: my richest political donors have told me what to do

11. job creators: my very richest political donors

12. free market solutions: dangerous, unregulated capitalism that only helps big corporations

13. the middle class: those poor bastards who idgaf about

14. austerity: punishment, cutting education, slashing social safety net programs, class warfare on the poor

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