free structures


[21 mar. 2016] getting ready to get down and be productive this afternoon! hopefully i can finish everything i had in mind and start this week’s bujo spread ☺️ ah! also some good news! i *almost* aced my hush test, but i did far better than i usually did on the test so i’m proud of myself :’-) i was a little worried but honestly all the work paid off! plus, today’s momentum wallpaper is absolutely beautiful haha. i hope your week started off well too! 💖

anonymous asked:

I'm watching Free Rein on netflix right now, and while I'm not sure how I feel about it, Freddy Carter is definitely my new Sean fancast.

I haven’t seen that show or heard of him before BUT OH MY GOD THOSE CHEEKBONES????

The Signs as Music Hoe Aesthetics
  • Aries: The slight rumbling you feel on the floor when you sit in front of the percussion
  • Taurus: the sound of the orchestra tuning, and you already feel your heart beating faster from a simple concert A
  • Gemini: The low chatter of anticipation from the audience before the performance
  • Cancer: Music torn at the edges with pencil writings scrawled all over the notes, a testament to somebody's time and passion
  • Leo: The feeling of playing a piece memorized; not just thinking about the notes but letting the music and your fingers work their magic
  • Virgo: The bright reflective lights on the keys of woodwinds and brass in the shining concert lights
  • Capricorn: When a person is so into the music that they start to dance and become a fluid structure, free and unbridled and emotional
  • Sagittarius: The feeling you get when you are in concert black with all of your friends, kind of like being a blurry smoke cloud in the night that moves together, breathes together, and performs together
  • Scorpio: when the string players are so into their music that their bow hairs start to fray and unravel and it's a mess of blurry lines moving like liquid silver
  • Libra: the conductor's arms, especially in staccato/scherzo moments, where movement is light and graceful and just there, showing its presence but not forcing it on
  • Aquarius: The adrenaline rush of playing a solo in a piece and the honor of standing up after it ends, where you have those few seconds just for you and only you
  • Pisces: The last note ringing around the air and the heavy, almost tangible silence which occurs for a microsecond afterwards

Forgot I had this! She’s covered in mud, the background is busy, and the harness gets in the way, but I think this is the only pic I have right now that shows her structure accurately. I haven’t really worked with her on developing a stack so this was captured naturally. Hey, @pawsitivelypowerful, remember a thousand years ago when you attempted a critique on her as a 7 month old from a really shitty picture? And her belly was shaved from spay surgery? Look how far she’s come :’)

"Save the Princess," v2

You might remember that one time a few months ago when my niece and cousins (ages 6-10) beat a dragon to death in their first experience with D&D.  I came to the next family get-together with more dice, a map, and a simple enough module downloaded off the web.  A bit more structure, less free-for-all.

The kids took up their previous roles: wizard, fighter, and the cleric, and began at the inn they left off at last time. They were going to be doing some rat exterminating.

As they were leaving the inn, the npc-druid from last time stepped out of the inn and started badmouthing them.
DM: So what are you guys gonna do?
Wizard-niece: Can we hurt him?

(They eventually fought him down to 1HP, persuaded him to give up, and locked him in a stockade.)

Wizard: So we’re going to save the princess again, right?
DM: Uhh, sure.  The rats kidnapped her.
*Collective gasp from the whole group.*

Fighter: I get a hover-shield this time, so I can fly.

Fighter: I fly to the sewer on my hover-shield!
DM: We agreed that you could only use it to dodge attacks.
Fighter: But the hover-shield lets me fly!
Fighter’s mom, who is across the room: You can fly if you want to.
DM:*gives the fighter’s mom the look of ‘now you’ve gone and done it he’s never going to give it up’*

-Observer commentary-
Grandmother on other side of room: That game sounds really hard and complicated.
One of the uncles: Yeah, but it’s keeping them busy.

Fighter: My crossbow can fire 10 shots!
DM: You can fire *one* shot per turn. You are at level one.

Fighter: I use the hover-shield to fly down the tunnel.
DM: The hover-shield doesn’t work underground, you’ll have to walk.
Fighter: Awwwwww.
DM: *silently celebrates this small victory*

Wizard, ooc: Please give me a 20, God, please give me a 20!

They made some nice progression into the sewers.  I’d say we got about halfway through the module before having to clean up and leave. 

Magical Bricks and Mortar


At first I found the buildings here to be very charming… no pun intended. Everything is sort of wonky and at a strange angle, and it all looks like it would simply topple over if it weren’t for magic. But then, it would all fall over if it weren’t for magic? Wouldn’t it?

So, are wizards just terrible architects? I’m starting to think it isn’t some aesthetic choice, just that nobody here knows how to genuinely construct a free standing structure.

Darkness Falls(?) and a Sword and Shield Appear(?) – A Rant

Bewarn! Entirely subjective rant that nobody need necessarily agree with but that I’d like you to agree with even partially because that’d be really cool but, no honestly, you’re welcome to your own opinion this is just mine rant ahead!

Okay, I have some stuff to say regarding what many have perceived to be the prophecy shield in chapter 146. I’d like to note that, at this stage before the release of chapter 147, we have no true confirmation that the dragon… thingy at the end of chapter 146 was the shield from the prophecy and not some different extension of the dragons’ powers we just haven’t seen before. However, given that the topic of the shield and the prophecy were brought up as a result of this occurrence anyway, I want to talk a little about the prophecy in general, my interpretation of it, how I think it will play into the story, and why I would be slightly disappointed if the happening in chapter 146 does turn out to be the shield.

(Ngl, I also want to type this up because every time I get asked about my predictions regarding the prophecy I have to go dig up an old ask and that takes ages and I’m super lazy.)

(And yes, I realise the irony of being too lazy to find an ask about the prophecy but not lazy enough to spend an afternoon typing up a long 4k word rant about said prophecy.)

(Shhhh… It’ll be okay.)

So, I’m going to rant in general about this entire thing and hopefully it’ll flow and make some sort of sense. If not… well… … … *offers you a compensatory cookie for your loss*

Let’s go!

(Btw, spoilers for every currently available chapter – you’ve been warned!)

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Acrophobia [Revali/Reader]

Title: Acrophobia
Pairing: Revali/Reader [you]
Summary: After months apart, you are eager to reunite with Revali. If only it weren’t for your terror of heights getting in the way.

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Unbearable Distance (pt1)
A Time for Us [request]

a/n: welcome back to another botw fic! i finally got around to the rito village in the game and really liked revali so here we are. i don’t like the rito design in botw as much as i do wind waker, but that’s whatever.

i’m considering making another part or two to this, but only if y’all are interested, so please do offer feedback if you’ve like to see other parts!

requests are still open!


“Welcome back to Rito Village, Adviser!”

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to return. Ah, but I don’t see–”

“Ahaha, of course you would be here on official orders from His Majesty. Well, I won’t keep you. You’ll find Revali on the landing. Do tell him to fill me in at a later time.”

“Of course. Your warm hospitality is a buffer to the chill in the air.”

“Hoho! My, you’re a true joy, Adviser. Take care, my friend.”

Beneath a pair of powerful wings that shone an iridescent blue and gold in the sun, the Rito Elder took a great leap into the sky and allowed the gusts to carry his presence from you to the peak of the village. You shielded your face from the debris of dirt and stone, shivering as your thick robes billowed about you, robbing you of the warmth you had desperately tried to retain.

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Alpine Skiing World Cup Calendar 2017/2018

As promised, I started making calendars for other disciplines as well. This is the alpine skiing one - a bit messy but still not as confusing as the FIS one. The timetable of the alpine skiers is fuller than the ski jumpers’ one, but I could still manage to fit everything in here. I hope you like it! (And, to be honest, the best thing is that Sölden is only three weeks away!)

All dates are off the official FIS page.

anonymous asked:

um if you dont mind, what app was it that you used to keep track of like your mental health? i think that was you that had one? (you(?) mentioned recently that you don't use it much anymore) or if you don't use one, do you or any of your followers have a good recommendation for a mental health app? thank you!

I AM SO GLAD YOU ASKED THIS because I’ve been wanting to make a mental health app power post but I didn’t know if it would be presumptuous assuming that y’all even cared what I use but this. yes. good. I love sharing.

the app you’re probably thinking of is Wysa, which is a super great place to start your mental health tracking. Wysa’s a cute little chatbot that keeps track of your moods and energy levels and offers up tips and tricks like exercise, mindfulness activities, and other videos to help bring you out of negative moods. it sounds a little cheesy, but honestly just the process of talking out your problems to an adorable cartoon bird can help shake off your negative headspace.

the more you talk to Wysa the more helpful they’ll be - and that includes on days when you don’t feel bad! talk to them when you feel good too, because they’ll log what made you feel good and help you remember that! it took me forever to make a habit of that, but the feedback from Wysa has become a lot more helpful since I started checking in almost every day instead of just on crappy days.

the Google Fit app can be connected to Wysa to help monitor your physical activity, and I’d strongly recommend doing it. the Google Fit app is super easy to use and is designed for all kinds of exercise - it has features for almost every kind of exercise imaginable, from walking to yoga to badminton.

Wysa recommends a lot of meditation and mindfulness activities, and if you’d like to invest more in that then I’d VERY strongly recommend downloading Stop, Breathe & Think. it had a pretty impressive selection of guided meditations - very helpful if you have a hard time focusing on your own, like I do, although lately I’ve started working my way up to solo meditations! - which are recommended based on your mood. at the start of each meditation you have the option to enter a few emotions that you’re feeling (there are a LOT of options to pick from!) and the app recommends 3 or 4 meditations that it thinks fit your present state of mind, although you’re free to pick from any of them. 

plus, if you meet certain goals, you get STICKERS.

if you’re prone to getting overwhelmed and stressed out easily, or if you have problems structuring your free time, or if you just feel like getting a little more organized, Todoist is the way to go. it took me a while to get the hang of how to set up the projects and tasks in a way that was effective for me, but once I got rolling I got addicted fast. it’s really helpful to have a list of things I need/want to do every day at a glance, and the feeling of satisfaction when you swipe right to check them off the list is UNBEATABLE. plus, being able to set things like work or therapy appointments or class to repeat is SUPER HELPFUL.

also for all you period-having peeps out there, idk abou you but my menstrual cycle and the related hormone screwiness can SERIOUSLY mess up my mental health, so I just downloaded the Clue app to help track my cycle and be more conscientious of my symptoms, because it’s really nice to know WHY I just wake up feeling like garbage some days. it can monitor as few or as many variables as you want, ranging from things like heaviness of your flow to what kinds of food your craving. admittedly I haven’t had much time to get to know Clue or rate its effectiveness, but I still wanted to throw it in because I’m pretty jazzed about it and I have some high hopes.


anonymous asked:

any tips on how to sit down and do work ? or how to start studying? i keep getting distracted :") oh also idk if u know but ur /masterposts is sorta broken?

Find one thing, focus on it for one study session. Complete it. Procrastinate for the rest of the day. 

The next day, do the same thing.

Once you’ve kicked your ass into shape over the week, mark two things down. Three for the week after. 

Build momentum. 

But I guess in practical terms: 

  • Turn your phone to ‘do not disturb’. Hell, put it in another room.
  • Switch off your wifi (if you do not need it) 
  • Use Time Out Free to structure your study sessions (it’ll literally lock your computer at set intevals) 
  • Use a website blocker (e.g. self control) 
  • Study in a public place (e.g. where everyone else is studying… or where someone could look over your shoulder) 
  • Ask yourself why you’re avoiding the problem. Is it because you don’t see a ‘simple answer’ to the task at hand? Is it because you don’t understand a concept? Break it down. 

+ Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been really lazy on here… hoping to do a complete theme revamp and get involved in the community again (but lbr things have changed on my side; i’m also a procrastinator so and hockey’s back so lol)  

New type of soft, growing robot created

Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They place the device at the entrance of the debris and flip a switch. From one end of the cylinder, a tendril extends into the mass of stones and dirt, like a fast-climbing vine. A camera at the tip of the tendril gives rescuers a view of the otherwise unreachable places beneath the rubble.

This is just one possible application of a new type of robot created by mechanical engineers at Stanford University, detailed in a June 19 Science Robotics paper. Inspired by natural organisms that cover distance by growing – such as vines, fungi and nerve cells – the researchers have made a proof of concept of their soft, growing robot and have run it through some challenging tests.

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I Wrote You a Poem But Accidentally Deleted It and When I Tried Again I Had This Music Stuck In My Head and I Ended Up With This

I got a friend
she flies just like an eagle
If she were a puppy
I think she’d be a beagle
I call her dear
But she says she is an elk
I got no rhyme
Guess I’ll go with Lawrence Welk,
She’s very special
So beautiful she shines
She makes me smile
Every single EVERY SINGLE time
(Yeah I know shine and time don’t actually rhyme but it’s the flow here I’m not exactly writing sonnets or anything I mean it’s like roughly structured rhythmic free form so back off already)
She’s got a glorious soul
She’s so in love with love
It pours out of her
Like grace falling from above
The kindness of her
Is pure and sharp and clean
We need more like her
And you know just what I mean
A person like her
Is like a special prize
There are no losers though
We’re all winners in her eyes
If you are fortunate
You’ll get to see her smile
And the bliss of that
Can last you quite a while
She’s my friend you see
And I am hers as well
I’ve heard her laughter
Ring like a golden bell
I am a lucky man
I never forget this is true
And yes my special friend
This hectic mess is just for you