my family is chinese but my mom was always super tight with a local sushi place and one of my favorite memories was growing up at that bar eating tamago and miso soup with rice! Learning to cook some of that food makes me feel really nostalgic and happy and I hope when I go to re meet my family I can take some of those recipes home with me too!
super healing process! It would have been my parents 30th wedding anniversary earlier this week! ❤️
We’ve seen a lot of science fiction stories over the past
year or so. It’s not like they sci-fi ever went out of style, but it seems to
be gaining popularity recently.
For some, writing science fiction might seem like a daunting
genre to break into. Do you need to know complex mathematical equations? Do you
need to know exactly how space travel works? Did you need to major in
Sure, those things don’t hurt, but they’re absolutely not
necessary. You can write a great sci-fi novel without years of research. And
you can tell a really interesting story, even if you’re not a science pro.
Here are a few tips to get started:
Consider ‘What-if’ Scenarios
This isn’t just a great rule for sci-fi novels, but I think
the best ones use this approach. Start off with a simple what-if scenario. For
example: what if we lived on a world made of ice? What if in this particular
world only consisted of women? Obviously, you’ll need to expand on those
scenarios and spend time really developing what those caveats would mean, but
you get the idea.
Start with a small what-if scenario and brainstorm!
Figure Out Your Rules
I don’t think writing great sci-fi depends on being 100%
scientifically accurate ALL THE TIME, but I do think you need to stick to your
own rules. Whatever is a hard rule for your own universe, it’s important to
keep it that way. Does your world have ships that can travel quickly from
planet to planet? Sure, that’s great! Figure out your own rules for space
travel and develop your world. How do the inhabitants on one planet
act/grow/eat/interact compared to the inhabitants of another? Spend time
developing these ideas!
No Info Dumps!
Sometimes when people write science fiction, they tend to
explain their universe all in one big info-dump. Don’t. This is boring and it
does nothing to serve your story. Slowly reveal information. Every plot point
in your story should serve a purpose. Develop your characters through the
action and show off your worlds through them. Get creative.
Keep it Vague
If you’re unsure about the science of something, write to
your strengths. Don’t understand how space travel works? Maybe your MC is put
to sleep during a long trip. This is just one example, but try to figure out a
way to make it work for you. Maybe avoid space travel altogether if it doesn’t
serve your story.
Listen, this isn’t a substitute for research, but I also don’t
want you to avoid writing science fiction if you just don’t get a lot of the
concepts involved. If you’ve got a great idea for a story, work it out to fit
your style. Science fiction is a great platform for unique and compelling
character studies, so don’t get scared off! You don’t have to write hard
science fiction in order to write a good novel.
Ron is a California sea lion pup who was born July 2. He’s doing a lot of growing and eating and napping behind the scenes with his mom, Tipper. Ron will join the rest of the sea lions and fur seals in the main exhibit when he’s big and strong enough.
Many make the mistake of thinking that grimer and muk are capable of gaining nutrition from any kind of matter, whether organic or inorganic. While it is true that the species is willing to consume most materials, they have trouble digesting metals, rubber, and some kinds of plastic. In areas of Alola where refuse is partly disposed of by being fed to muks and grimers, dustbins are labelled according to what the species is able to digest.
While not a matter of dietary requirements, many serious competitive trainers feed their muks exclusively on fluids; the process of digesting solids can make them heavier and more cumbersome, which impacts on their performance in battle.
Some fire-type carnivores (such as pyroar, incineroar and houndooms) can grow ill from eating raw meat. As their typical hunting methods would usually see them ‘cook’ their prey, they never evolved to be able to stomach raw flesh in the way that other predators can. Other fire-type meat eaters - like arcanine and flareon - don’t have this problem.
Although many trainers have tried to convince their kadabras and alakazams to eat ice cream with their spoons, this is ill-advised in regards to dietary requirements. The abra line is lactose intolerant and eats very little. Their minimal diet is composed of smaller bugs, fruits, and lots of water.
Steelix are capable of digesting most rocks, but the high sodium and potassium content of alkalic minerals can make them briefly unwell.
It has been found that the different heads of species like doduo, dodrio and zweilous can have different allergens. This problem is most present in the doduo line; sometimes one head will react adversely to certain kinds of grain, causing the throat and tongue to swell. This can be difficult to deal with, as feeding one head separately from the others - which is necessary when one has allergies - often causes squabbling and aggressive behaviour.
While zoruas and zoroarks may be able to present as human, trainers must prevent them from eating human foods such as chocolate, onions and cheese, as much as they might want to.
Sometimes people take bags of fake gems to scatter and feed to the more adventurous sableye in the caves near Dewford. Clear glass gems aren’t harmful (though they aren’t particularly nutritious), but coloured gems can be toxic owing to the dyes used to create the pigments. Plastic gems are an absolute no-no, though most sableye are savvy enough to turn their nose up at them.
Some make the mistake of thinking that munna and musharna can sustain themselves on dreams alone. Rest assured, they also need a diet of fruit, veg and berries in order to thrive. Eggs are to be avoided.
Scrafties will frequently attempt to consume fizzy drinks and alcohol, even though both are toxic to them in large doses. It’s easy enough to keep trained ones away from the stuff, but if a wild scrafty pinches your cider, it’s probably best to just…let them be.
My dudes. I know this is crazy to hear. But some of us adults… we have hobbies.. that we’ve been enjoying since we were KIDS!! It’s like?? When we were young and we liked it? It wasn’t a phase!! WOW!!! And you know what??? There isn’t an age limit to joy. Costumes, cartoons, drawing, games, and friends don’t expire when you turn 18.
I buy for me,
And walk around the hills with little shops on them.
It’s sunny but also drizzling,
A weird but beautiful combination,
Just like my existence.
I buy cute little goodies,
And eat heartily,
I skip around the hills like I am in love.
And guess what?
I am in love with me.