i must ask you a question

blue night radio ♡ 170228
translation: thatcoolcatmeow

jonghyun: our managers …, they’re with us all day. they’re the people we always share our thoughts with whenever we’re happy, having a hard time, angry or frustrated, but i had a thought a few years after my debut. these hyungs must also have things they wish to become (in a few years from now). so, i asked them: “what do you want to do in the long run?” i think this really helps me to understand the other person. it it is true that it’s a little embarrassing to ask such a thing, and our managers actually change very often. every time it changes, after having that conversation, we get close really quickly. so, after that, i grew a habit of asking that question if i meet someone that i want to open my heart to.

anonymous asked:

Was Daryl in love with Carol by The Sanctuary reunion? Did you sense any sexual or romantic tension in Consumed? If so when? I must know

Just one thing first,lovely anon. This is ask #5 I got from you in one single day and that is perfectly fine, but in message #6 you told me to use my spacebar and I cannot make out one single sentence where I forgot to use it? What does that mean?I’m lost.

To answer your question. I do firmly believe that The No Sanctuary reunion was the point for Daryl where the other shoe dropped. I think it was the point where he did admit to himself that the label for that feeling that is filling up his heart is love.

Consumed was full of romantic/sexual tension imo. Especially the scenes in the temporary housing shelter room with the bunk beds.Daryl’s gestures,the looks,the tone of voice he uses. When they lay on the bed together,the air was thick with tension. Rewatch it. It’s beautiful.To be honest,I’m sure Daryl made an attempt to pursue a relationship with Carol in ‘Consumed’. You have to pay attention and it’s all there.

Before speaking of psychology we must be clear to whom it refers and to whom it does not refer,” he said.  "Psychology refers to people, to men, to human beings.  What psychology" (he emphasized the word) “can there be in relation to machines?  Mechanics, not psychology, is necessary for the study of machines.  That is why we begin with mechanics.  It is a very long way yet to psychology.”
     “Can one stop being a machine?” I asked.
     “Ah! That is the question,” said G.  “If you had asked such questions more often we might, perhaps, have got somewhere in our talks.  It is possible to stop being a machine, but for that it is necessary first of all to know the machine.  A machine, a real machine, does not know itself and cannot know itself.  When a machine knows itself it is then no longer a machine, at least, not such a machine as it was before.  It already begins to be responsible for its actions.”
     “This means, according to you, that a man is not responsible for his actions?”  I asked.
     “A man” (he emphasized this word) “is responsible.  A machine is not responsible.
—  In Search of the Miraculous

I’m thinking about doing something fun on this blog. Something different then the events being held.

I came up with some kind of Ask Column where you could ask our most favorite kitsune questions.

With his long life span he must have a lot of knowledge, right?

So the idea of ‘Ask Tomoe’ was born.

Now, I am curious though, if anyone woud be interested. Because if there are no asks, then it would be unneccessary to bring this idea to life.

Right now I am just  trying things out, like this gif image WIP.

Also, I’m in doubt if this special column should be on a seperate blog or just be another addition to this blog.

If there is any interest in me doing this, then please let me know.

(please do not repost this Tomoe gif image without my permission!)

anonymous asked:

why do you care so much about Lion winning chill!!!

because Dev Patel is my husband and I must support him??

no but in all seriousness, the movie was incredible. u wouldn’t be asking this question if u saw the movie. go watch it. it speaks about a REAL issue that a lot of us are unaware of. it highlights the story of a real man who shares his past with us and brings to light problems that happen in his home country. 

not to mention, it has healthy parent/child relationships, healthy romantic relationships, healthy & complicated sibling problems, etc. tldr; supportive relationships all about. it was directed so beautifully that you could basically feel everything Saroo was feeling. I cried a lot. Like, a lot. 

It was an important movie that highlighted prevalent problems (about child abuse/trafficking, poverty, family, adoption, etc) while simultaneously providing us with incredible relationships and a lot of love.

anonymous asked:

Hi Sam. I have a rather ego driven question but feel I must ask you. I'm a young woman in college and consider spirituality to be the center & meaning of my life. I feel grateful to be alive and love immensely. However, I have had difficulty making friends in college and it's been over a year. I suffer somewhat from anxiety and my lack of a solid social life makes me feel insecure and unsure of myself, although I honestly consider myself to be likable. What do you think has gone wrong? blessings

Making friends at a new school or a new city can be difficult for us as adults. Adults unlike kids have a difficult time approaching a stranger and attempting to start up a friendship. We fear: “what if they don’t like us? What if they reject us? What if we are rejected and humiliated?”. This is a pretty scary prospect for an introvert. 

Fear of rejection is the most common reason that people don’t make friends. 

The key to all of this is pretty basic. Put yourself out there without expectation. Talk to people in places where people gather to socialize. Get to know the people in your classes. I met my wife in a college class. Other people do not generally spend their time judging us because they are too worried about being judged themselves.

Here are some resources which may help you:

the times my son, harry james potter, was the sass king

  • there’s no need to call me ‘sir’, professor
  • it’s just, you can’t break an unbreakable vow. I’d worked that much out  for myself funnily enough.
  • wow, I wonder what it’d be like to have a difficult life 
  • whatcha fell ova for? I didn’t do it on purpose
  • the task is two days from now. really? I had no idea 
  • did you think we’d be staying in five-star hotels? finding a horcrux every other day?
  • but I am the chosen one
  • tell them I mean no harm. I’m sorry, professor. but I must not tell lies.
  • listening to the news! again? well, it changes every day, you see
  • yeah, you can have a word. good-bye
  • I know what day it is. well done. so you’ve finally learned the days of the week
  • just do what I did, harry! what, drop my wand?
  • an interview? what do you mean? I mean a reporter asked me questions and I answered them
  • It’s time you learned some respect! It’s time you earned it.
  • they stuff people’s heads down toilet the first day at Stonewall. Want to come upstairs and practice? no, thanks. The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it — it might be sick
  • Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?… Shame it doesn’t come with a parachute — in case you get too near a dementor. Pity you can’t attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy. then it could catch the Snitch for you.
When can we expect season 2 of Yuri on Ice?

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I do not know, and have no way of knowing when the second season of YOI will be released but what I can do is speculate on when it can realistically come out. So this is exactly what that is - a speculation post, based on a number of assumptions but one which may give you a better idea how long it might take to create another season.

Alright, I feel like the first question most people would ask is: How long does it take to make a 12-episode anime?

And the answer is quite unsatisfying and anticlimactic because… it depends. It varies from project to project, some may take longer and some may take less time, depending on many factors. The fact that Yuri on Ice is a completely original project and isn’t a manga, novel or game adaptation certainly plays a role here.

First of all, the story must be completed for the creators to begin actual production of the animation sequences and the like. In terms of production of animation in Yuri on Ice we must also take choreography into consideration because with the amount of skating sequences we see, Kenji Miyamoto must first actually come up with all of the programs, then skate them through a few times and let the animation/assistant team record him so that the animators have references for figure skating - which after all is the bulk of the anime. The choreography and costume design have to be ready before anything can even start being animated.

The same goes for the story because, well… what’s the point of drawing many frames for multiple episodes if you’re still not sure if that’s what you want the final product to be? Sure, changes can still be applied and reanimated if necessary, but the outset is to be 100% done with the story when the animation begins (at least for the first few episodes). Creators also generally feel more comfortable with having a finished story before allowing people to begin the animation process because if they realize they still want to apply changes or aren’t sure of something within the story, it will cost them time and money to fix it.

But assuming that the story is completed: how long would it take to get everything animated, voice-acted etc?

Well, thank God we’ve had an anime about anime production (it’s called Shirobako, if you’re interested in how the industry works then 10/10 would recommend) which gave us a rough schedule or this post would be 100% assumptions. This sample was created by someone in the anime industry though so it must be at least somewhat accurate.

Does looking at ^that make you feel scared and confused? Yeah, don’t worry I get that, but if we take a moment to have a closer look it actually tells us a lot about the anime production process.

Let’s look at the time first: it shows that it roughly takes 25 weeks + 12 weeks of when the anime is actually airing, for the production to be completed. If we assume that Yuri on Ice has been made exactly according to this schedule (which it probably wasn’t, but let’s assume for the sake of the example) then the production, the first week when the first Storyboard would go up would have began in the second or third week of April, 2016.

If the first Storyboard for the second season would be done by April 2017 then a second season in Fall 2017 (beginning in October) would seem very much doable.

But we must also take this schedule with a grain of salt. Because it’s very possible that animating all the figure skating in Yuri on Ice would take longer than for example animating all the scenes in a slice of life anime, meaning that if the studio was aiming for a Fall 2017 release, they would need to begin animating earlier/ would have to outsource more work to other studios (which is actually common practice and MAPPA cooperated with over 20 other studios during the creation of the first season so it’s not really an issue).

Let’s take a moment to ponder the point of having to start animating earlier, let’s say in March to make it in time for the October release. Remember what I said about the story earlier? it needs to be completed before the animation process begins.

How much time do we have between now and March? Like less than 3 months. Assuming that Kubo already began writing the story for the second season the moment they decided to change the ending for season 1, she probably spent around the last month writing. Can Kubo (with the input of Sayo Yamamoto) create a story for an entire season in 4 months? Maybe. I wouldn’t put it past her. Although with the amount of references and traveling she does for her works, it would probably be exhausting and stressful.

Let’s also remember that for an October release, the storyboards would have to be prepared before the animation so in our schedule around March/April. Kubo not only writes the general story, she draws all the storyboards herself. I’ve been doing some research on this but I am still uncertain how long a storyboard for one episode takes to complete, but I would assume something around one to two weeks, if the author spends 8 hours a day working on it.

Alright, but all of that technical talk aside, let’s get to the main question: Would a Fall 2017 release date (October 2017 premier) be possible for season 2 of Yuri on Ice? Yes.

Now, would it be likely? I’m… not entirely sure. I think that would depend on how much time Kubo needs to write/rewrite/consider/decide on the story, and how much time she would want to have to actually write it and create the storyboards. But if we’re asking about a realistic possibility? Yes, it’s possible.

What seems more likely to me would be a Winter 2018 release date (January 2018 premiere). That way, they actually have enough time to prepare everything in advance and don’t need to rush with anything, having those extra 3 months to get everything ready.

Not to mention that it would make sense thematically - from January to March the European, Four Continent and World Championships take place and the anime could perhaps show some of that to the audience for a change from the Grand Prix Series.

Of course, all these are just assumptions and it’s possible that the anime will come sooner or later than either of these possible dates (though probably it’s less likely to be sooner), but until an official announcement - we won’t know.

TL;DR For a variety of reasons, I predict that season two of Yuri on Ice will premier either in October 2017 or January 2018.

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I know I’m pretty much beating a dead horse now, but lemme tell you… this must be the only rational explanation for the questions Dalish Inquisitors ask.

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Questions to ask your spirit friends

This post was written by Thicket, Rosemary, Tom, and Alexandria.

Questions for all spirits

How are you?

By what name may I call you, if you wish to give me one?

What offerings do you enjoy? How often do you need them? (This does not mean you must give offerings as often as a spirit requests. Do things on your own terms)

What is your true nature?

What laws do you obey?

Do you live near me?

Why did you answer my call today? (alternatively: Why are you here?)

How do you manifest to me? (Visions, sensations, light orbs, etc)

What do you like to do for fun? What are your pastimes?

What is your preferred method of communication? (Psychic, tarot, runes, other systems)

Is your spirit home comfortable?

Questions for guardians

Is there any danger to me at this time?

What is your normal method of protecting me? (Magic, brute force, cunning)

Are you able to do your job alone? (Be careful, some spirits may find this question to be insulting)

How may I assist you in keeping me safe?

Would you like a thoughtform to aid you in your task?

How are my wards and shields?

In what area are my defenses lacking?

Is there any pitfall or dangerous situation I am getting close to?

Who do I need to be careful of at this time?

Do you require any healing?

What problems can we take care of together?

Alexandria says: “What attacks are necessary at this time?”

Tom says: “Do not listen to Alexandria, be careful when engaging the enemy directly.”

Questions for guides

What form are you most comfortable in?

Tom and Alexandria say: “This is mostly for human curiosity and does not really matter.” Thicket disagrees; the form a creature can take can communicate very valuable information to the practitioner.

What do you think about the direction I am going in?

What paths are available to me right now?

Tom says: “Do not agonize over the future.” I think this is personal advice and not really a question.

What am I doing right now that could be dangeous?

What advice do you have for me? (Tom and Alexandria feel this is an excellent question)

What do you feel the outcomes are for this situation? Tom and Alexandria warn you to not be constrained by the limited futures a guide can show you.

How can I improve my life right now?

How can I aid you in your goals of guiding and directing me to a more secure life?

What is your goal for my life?

How long have you been with me? (Tom and Alexandria doubt the usefulness of this question, especially Tom. They communicate that this has no real bearing on a spirit’s ability to do it’s job – Thicket again disagrees)

What situations should I contact you about? (Serious, casual, everyday, rare)

Questions for helpers and servants

How are you able to assist me?

How am I able to assist you?

Are you able to carry out the tasks I have given you?

What is preventing you from carrying out these tasks, if anything?

What is your favorite task to complete?

What do you get out of helping me?

Do you require energy or recharging at this time?

What do you need in order to carry out your tasks?

Do you need a period of rest? Is it regularly required?

Have you discovered anything important that you need to share with me?

Questions for companions and friends

How are you feeling today?

Is everything comfortable for you?

Do you feel you are receiving enough attention from me lately?

Is there anything you would like to talk about?

Tell me about your day. (Tom especially likes this question; Alexandria is fond of it).

What can I get for you right now?

Are you pleased with your spirit home? Does it require upkeep?

What have you been up to lately?

Have any of your preferences changed? (Alexandria likes this question a lot)

What can I bring you as a special gift some time soon?

Is there any place you would like to travel to soon?

Am I doing anything lately that is bothering you?

How are you getting along with my spirit family?

Do you still enjoy the offerings you are receiving?

Other Notes

Some spirits appreciate being chattered to all day long, just like a close friend. Other spirits prefer to be contacted only when a serious matter arises, or even not at all. When greeting a new spirit, ask them how much they would like to communicate in general.

Do not directly ask for names. Names are serious business in the spirit world! Instead ask, “by what name may I call you,” indicating you are not searching for a true name. Tom feels that even these given names should be kept somewhat secret, and another nickname used to communicate about this spirit to humans. Alexandria somewhat agrees. Do not be offended or worried if a spirit refuses to give you any sort of name at all.

Do not confuse offerings with worship. Offerings are more like gifts – literally, you are just “offering” something to a spirit. A cup of coffee, a shot of liquor, some food, or even a nice glass of water makes a good gift. Just as you would offer snacks and beverages to any guest in your home, politely offer spirits something just to be a gracious host.

Avoid asking questions that give spirits leverage over you. “How do you feel about me?” is a question asked primarily by insecure people. Tom thinks this is harsh. Alexandria thinks this is correct. Some of these questions you may feel are somewhat unavoidable in companionship relationships. Let me encourage you to just be careful.

Tom wishes to leave a final note: “Always be careful. Spirits are not always what they seem.”

What if Yuuri doesn’t win gold?

I feel like that’s a question we must ask ourselves.

And on one hand, I totally get it. I mean, the authors seem to already be planning for a second season (or at least confirmed that it would be possible) and Yuri on Ice wouldn’t be Yuri on Ice without…you know. Yuuri figure skating on ice- you get it.

And through Yuuri placing lower the authors could highlight the message that it’s not the final result that matters, it’s the journey and the relationships you make throughout it that really count. Because even if Yuuri doesn’t get gold, I highly doubt that Victor will leave him, and his not-quite-win could spur him on and motivate to skate in another season and not retire just yet (especially that there’s no good reason why he should retire).

But on the other hand… imagine Yuuri powering through his short program and free skate fueled by his ultimate love for Victor and just being absolutely jaw-dropping. Imagine love literally winning the Final. Imagine Yuuri not even caring about the gold medal in the end, simply adding it to his stack of trophies at home and instead celebrating his relationship with Victor.

And we’ve seen enough of Yuuri to know that he’s skilled enough to achieve really good results. He’s beaten his personal best like twice or thrice in this single season already because he’s constantly evolving. His performances improve following the development of his love and that’s certainly gotten a boost recently. Yuuri is perfectly capable of winning, he’s shown us that much.

I think both Yuuri winning a gold medal and Yuuri not winning could show us relevant, valid messages. I think that in neither of those cases the medal itself will be the most important focus. I think that Yuuri might not retire regardless of the result (perhaps suddenly finding passion and reason for the sport again) and I’m certain that he won’t be letting go of Victor.

So perhaps the question in the end should be: what if the gold medal, the MacGuffin that everyone craves, in the end proves to be less important than everyone originally assumed?

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Prints can be chosen from any of the asagao drawings ive done, and the keychains will be your choice of characters from the game! and the custom drawing prizes can be up to 2 characters! ^^

Rules:

1. Must be following me! 

2. No giveaway blogs.

3. All like/reblogs will be counted but be considerate.

Obviously make sure you have asks/ims open so I can contact you if you win.

The giveaway ends March 11!

Thank you all so much for the support so far it really means a lot! ;0;

Good luck and have fun! ^^

“Questioning is a critical comprehension strategy that helps readers construct and extend meaning. It is one of the most powerful strategies students can learn, and one of the easiest for you to teach.”  Jan Richardson, pg. 209, The Next Step in Guided Reading

          Jan Richardson: How to Use Asking Questions to Increase Comprehension

Turning Facts Into Questions
The answer is found in one place in the text. I can go directly to the text and find the answer to this kind of question.

  • Who…
  • What…
  • Where…
  • When…
  • How…

Inferential Questions
The question is not answered directly in the text. I must stop and think about the passage and what I know to help me answer this question.

  • I wonder why…
  • What do you think…
  • How do you think…
  • What would have happened if…
  • Why would…
  • How could…
  • Why do you think….
  • What if…

Complex Questions
The answer is found by searching several places in the text. I must slow down and look in more than one place in the text to answer this kind of question.

  • What were the effects…
  • What factors caused…
  • What were the differences…
  • What was similar about…
  • What were some…
  • What changes…
  • Compare…

Some Things to Keep In Mind When Creating Questions:

  • Were there any turning points in the text?
  • How did the characters change from the beginning to the end of the story?
  • What literary devices can you find?
  • How did the author’s use of rhetoric influence the text?
  • What is the central idea? 
  • What are the themes of the text? 
  • What is the author’s thesis?
  • Is the author/source credible? How do you know?
  • What pov is the story told from? 
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Isaac x reader

Requested By Anon

Warnings: sex, some swearing, smut


“This is really bad.” Scott whispered and Isaac glanced over at the others then back at Scott.

“Isn’t um… (Y/N) a virgin and also alone right now?” Isaac pointed out and everyone started panicking.

“Stiles how much longer can you stay out without your Dad catching onto us… helping?” Scott asked and Stiles shrugged.

“Not much longer he has the night off.” Stiles glanced at Lydia who gave a similar answer and Scott reluctantly turned to Isaac.

“Do you think you could watch her, I’d do it but is Stiles is onto something and we leave it more people could get hurt.” Scott asked and Isaac shrugged.

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The Christmas Invasion - Behind the Scenes [Part 11]

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s articles in Doctor Who Magazine #365

[Benjamin Cook asking David Christmas-themed questions]

BC: Which gift from ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ would you most like to receive this year?

DT: If the pipers piping were Billie Pipers, then obviously I’d go for that. But that would be quite creepy. It’s got to be ladies dancing, hasn’t it? I mean, there’s not really much contest. Five golden rings you could flog, if they were really nice. But I don’t think you’d get much for them.

BC: If there were five of them, they’re unlikely to be top-notch quality.

DT: Well thought through. I mean, all the others would just be irritating, frankly. And dirty. Colley birds? French hens? Yes, you could eat them, but then you’d have to murder them yourself. I don’t want to do that at Christmas. That’s far too much effort. I want a shrink-wrapped turkey from Sainsbury’s. No, ladies dancing - much better. They can come and dance in my Christmas parlour.

BC: What’s the worst Christmas record of all time?

DT: Ooh jings. No, there’ve got to be some terrible ones, haven’t there? Well, anything by Cliff Richard. Mistletoe and Wine? It’s got to be Mistletoe and Wine. That is a heinous piece of work, isn’t it? My mum likes it. She likes everything by Cliff Richard. But she is wrong! It’s saccharine, and repulsive, and when all those kids start singing at the end, you just want to murder. It’s horrible.

Other parts of this photoset: 
[ one ] [ two ] [ three ] [ four ] [ five ]
[ six ] [ seven ] [ eight ] [ nine ] [ ten ]
[ List of all Doctor Who Behind the Scenes photosets ]

Trickery and tripods apparently

My halfling cleric is getting introduced to the group, literally no one has asked any questions except name, race and class. She was told to go to the tavern and look for the loud ones. Someone must have said something on the other side of the table to the GM, because this ensued.

Me (OOC): I push the door open and have a look around.

GM: *responding to other player* Fine then!!! Roll a D6

Ranger (OOC) *rolls a 3* For what?

GM: Take that as damage, the halfling with a strength of 23 just clocked you with the door.

Ranger (OOC): Fine then! I go to kill them.

Barbarian (OOC) I stop the ranger and get him a drink.

Me: Yeah, no need for a dick measuring contest.

Ranger: Sure there is!

GM: Roll D12s for dick size.

(I beat him 9 to 6…also my character’s a female)

Funny story: When I was a drama student, we were all trying out for a role on some shitty low-key soap opera (I never had a chance, knew I didn’t, but eh, they said it would be fun and I should try anyway. I was 17. )

Then, at the audition, this girl walked in. She was jaw-droppingly gorgeous. 

No, the air actually went out of the room as soon as she walked in. And we all knew instantly she would get the part. Which she did. No question asked. Even the casting agents knew it. She was the loveliest thing you’ve ever seen. 

I said to her later on, when we walked out: “What’s it like to be as beautiful as you? It must be wonderful.” 

*Her* “But they drool over me. The guys. It’s…weird.”

*pause*

*Her* “I only got into this because my parents and everyone told me to. Because someone as pretty as me had to be in acting. I wanted to be an accountant.”

*Me* “Um…well…you’re, uh, photogenic.” 

*Her* “I can’t act!”

*Me* “Well, obviously. I know that. I saw your audition.”