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more for my avatar au! for those who are unfamiliar with it, here is my first post where i explained the basics. for all those who asked for a lightning bender hanzo, you’re in luck!! this is also the first time i drew young genji, i hope i did him justice!

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Legolas reports back to his father.

Prayer circle for the repeat of last years’ Phxcon SNS concert tomorrow!

Originally posted by classymike44

And just so there isn’t any doubts what am I talking about, here’s a little recap:

Hey, Jared baby, what one should do when he can’t reach far enough to touch his man comfortably? 

Ah, thank you, sweetie (●´ω`●)

And then what do you do?

Ah, yes, of course (▰˘◡˘▰)

Hey Jensen honey, what would you recommend if one wanted to feel up his boy inconspicuously in front of everybody?

A hand on his peck, got ya! Cheers, mate!  [vid]

Btw, wasn’t that Jared’s first time singing on the stage? 

Credit for the gifs @wellcometothedarkside @nothingidputbeforeyou @berezneva12 and @sammyhale 

The gifs as follows [1&2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8&9, 10, 14]

mbtimom  asked:

As someone who discovered the cognitive functions closer to middle age, I find it very difficult to determine which functions I use dominantly since I seem to have developed them all to varying degrees throughout my life. Do you have any advice for older adults or some insight on how each type would look later in maturity?

(Gif: if you don’t recognize this, we can’t be friends. :P)

Right, so we’ll do a brief how-to if you’re not sure between functions.

Presuming you have a solid understanding of exactly what the functions do, and how they differ from one another, ask yourself what you need zero time to process with.

Can you react lickety split to your sensory environment (Se) or do you need time alone to process sensory elements (Si)?

Does your brain zip to an immediate intuitive response / theory or run with other people’s ideas without needing time to process (Ne) or do you need alone time to intuit or process ideas (Ni)?

When presented with a problem, is your logical reaction immediate and based on observances you can point out to others (Te) or do you need to sit down, shut other people out, and go inside your mind (Ti) to problem-solve?

When presented with an emotional situation, do you immediately assess and process the feelings as they happen (Fe) or do you need alone time to decide what you are feeling and inclined to not-articulate it (Fi)?

So, you know your functions, but which order?

You know your functions, but you use them all, with moderate degrees of strength. Totally normal for someone who is mature. But, which ones would you spend a day alone with, cuddled up on the couch with ice cream? Which ones DRIVE you, but in a no-pressure kind of way? Which ones REJUVENATE YOU when you use only that one?

Lemme make this easy for you.

Xi-dom: relaxes by delving inside their mind, to the core of themselves. (Ni: how do I intuit the world? Si: how do I interpret the world through my senses? Ti: how do I see logic? Fi: how do I see ethics?)

Xe-dom: relaxes by engaging or impacting the external environment. (Te: organization; Fe: emotional expression; Ne: ideas-gathering and discussion of what lies behind something; Se: sensory exploration, new experiences, action.)

Mature:

ESFJ: I use my natural abilities with people and my deep understanding of how the world works to open myself and others up to new perspectives and ideas, without forgetting to check myself on a logical basis.

ISFJ: I continually open myself up to new experiences and ideas, and have come into a full awareness of who I am and my own creative potential.

ENFJ: I share my vision with others in order to get them on board, while seeking opportunities to act to carry me toward my desired end, without forgetting to check whether my vision is realistic or not.

INFJ: I continually open myself up to sensory experiences in a healthy way, rather than binging on occasion or doing things I regret; I have learned to do research, ask questions, and rely on sensory input rather than going off my first instinct (which sometimes can be incorrect).

ESTJ: While I am not naturally adept at handling emotions, I have learned their importance to myself and others, and strive to live in such a way that I feel good in my decisions and devote my time, ideas, and energy toward things that matter. I use my wit and zany sense of humor to bond with others.

ISTJ: I have learned to open myself up to new experiences, while never losing track of who I am, where I have come from, or what is “tried and true” in life; I no longer dismiss the intangible as nonsense, but see the value in new concepts and ideas. I can take them and work with the details toward a better world.

ENTJ: While I am not naturally adept at handling emotions, I have learned their importance to myself and others and strive to align my personal values with my visionary goals. I have learned the value of human connections and pacing so I no longer over-extend myself and focus on seeing immediate possibilities as well as creating futuristic insights.

INTJ: I no longer wait on the sidelines of life but actively engage with my environment and the world to make my visions a reality. I continually open myself up to sensory experiences and make fewer destructive “impulse” decisions in my low points. I have learned to rely on sensory input, knowledge, and research to help fill in the gaps with my intuitive thinking rather than just relying on “instinct.”

ESFP: My instinct is still spontaneous and impulse, but I have learned to make decisions based on what I truly want in life, rather than on my first instinct. I have sorted out who I am and what I want in life, and have set workable goals to get there. I self-motivate  by reflecting weekly on my dream, and envisioning what I need to do to get there.

ISFP: I have learned to use my strong sense of independence and my desire to impact the world to accomplish greater things; I study up on ways to bring about my dreams, rather than just longing for them, through forcing myself to finish important tasks that will take me where I want to go in life.

ENFP: I no longer blow through projects, people, or ideas with gusto and leave them half finished, but have learned to take my time, the importance of details, and to set realistic short-term goals for myself. I do not reflect on the negative elements of my life except to motivate me to make better decisions next time. I routinely check myself, to determine if my perceptions about others’ motives are realistic or accurate.

INFP: I have learned the value of profit from my hard work, and figured out how to turn my passions into a way to impact the world or make a living from it. I have learned to not take things too personally, and to ask questions to determine what other people intend, rather than leaping to conclusions. I spend less time longing for the past, and more time finishing my projects, so I can move toward what I want most in life.

ESTP: I have learned the value of establishing genuine relationships with others and not losing interest in them when my focus wanes. I have developed a vision of what I want for the future, and make decisions based on what will get me there, rather than following every sensory impulse.

ISTP: I value human relationships and others’ feelings, even though I do not always understand the rationality behind their decisions. I am motivated not through feelings of praise, but genuine concern and affection for others. I shift my life toward a greater ideal, goal, or vision of what I want from the future.

ENTP: I have learned to focus my attention for longer periods of time on developing individual ideas into something tangible, and not chase every new idea that comes along. I no longer correct, intimidate, or devalue others’ poor logic, because I genuinely value my relationships with other people.

INTP: I realize that others cannot always follow my thinking, and have learned how to enable detailed explanations in order to make my ideas clearer. I may not understand others’ emotions but have learned to respect them, and not devalue their feelings. I seek to create emotional bonds with others, rather than seeing them as something to continually analyze.

- ENFP Mod

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My New Henry Big Boy in .357 mag/.38 Special

About a month and a half ago I used my tax refund to buy this beautiful new lever action rifle. The Henry Big Boy is a lever action produced by Henry Repeating Arms Co., one of their many lever action products. Mine is chambered in .357 magnum, many of their rifles are chambered in pistol caliber cartridges, hearkening back to the days of the Old West when Winchester lever actions were chambered in cowboy pistol cartridges such as .44-40 and .45 Colt. The Henry Big Boy comes in .357, .44 mag, and .45 colt. Since mine is .357, it can also feed and chamber .38 special as well.  I bought this possibly as a short range hunting rifle, something to use when I don’t feel like using my flintlock.  Plus, since it can fire .38 special, it is a very economical plinking gun.  .357 is a fairly powerful pistol cartridge, but from a rifle it sports some very impressive ballistics, and it’s certainly good enough to take medium sized game at short ranges.

The most notable feature of the Big Boy is its brass frame. They also offer the same model with an iron frame, a checkered stock, and rubber butt pad. I considered buying that one because it would probably be more practical as a rifle to lug through thick woods. However the lovely gleam of it’s brass frame, brass butt plate, and brass barrel bands was too much to resist.  It will probably get scratched, oh well, it was worth it. The rifle features a neat hexagon barrel, adding to its nostalgic old timey look and giving you the feeling that you are handling an old fashioned cowboy gun. It features a ten round fixed magazine, which is loaded through a loading port at the end of the barrel.  To load the magazine port must be twisted and magazine rod removed. Then you insert the cartridges one at a time, then re-insert the magazine rod.

When I first bought this rifle the magazine rod was very hard to twist and operate.  However the more and more I work it, the more its wearing in and its becoming progressively easier.

Often the Henry Golden Boy and Big Boy is mistaken as a replica of the American Civil War era Henry M1860 lever action rifle. However this is not true. Rather, the Big Boy is almost like a hybrid of a Henry rifle, a Winchester Model 1866, and a Marlin Model 336.  It has the loading port system and tube magazine of the Henry, the forearm and brass frame of a Winchester M1866, and a Marlin action.  Regardless you still get this feeling of handling and firing an antique cowboy lever gun, a must for my tastes. The sights are simple, featuring and adjustable ramp rear sight and a front post sight.

Another feature I must mention is a transfer bar, which means you can have the hammer uncocked and down on a round without risk of accidental discharge, which is probably the most important modern feature on a rifle with design elements dating to the 19th century.

With .357 the action is very smooth and operates without any problem.  I did some plinking with both .357 and .38 special.  I purchased some cheap bottom shelf ammo not thinking about the possibility of feeding issues. Problem is I bought this really cheap .38 special ammo that used lacquered steel casings, and ejection was certainly is issue. I later bought some better quality .38 special with brass casings and found they fed with far less issues, though the action isn’t as smooth as with .357 and you kind of have to work the lever harder and faster to ensure proper feeding and ejection. The recoil is very light, even firing .357 magnum. Recoil wise I would compare it to 7.62x39.  So it will definitely save your shoulder despite the brass buttplate.

At first I just did some simple close range plinking at steel swivel targets at 25 yards.  The rifle hits right on at that range and it certainly is a fun plinker.  Then I took it to the 100 yard range to see what I can do. I must admit I had a bit of a handicap shooting, I work night shift and it was a particularly bright day. So my eyes were very sensitive to light and my vision a bit blurry. I think I’m turning into a vampire. 

I was shooting from a bench rest with open sights, using Fiocchi .357 magnum ammo with 142 grain bullets.  I was firing three rounds groups.  First I tested it at 50 yards. At 50 yards the target and visible and well defined. Note that each increment on the grid is one inch.

The first group shot to the right and high aiming at the bull. I decided to play with the adjustable ramp sight, lowering it one increment.  The result was the 2nd group, which shot low.  Thus I reset the sight and adjusted but aiming low, and to the left, resulting in the third group. At 50 yards it shoots on average 1-2 inch groupings.

I then continued by shooting at 100 yards.  At 100 yards the front sight completely covers the bullseye and black portion of the target.

Despite increasing range to 100 yards it still shot high, in fact it shot much higher than at 50 yards. The first grouping I was aiming right for the bull, resulting again in a high group, with one shot completely off the target. I can only assume know that the .357 magnum’s ballistic arc from this rifle is much more considerable than I had previously imagined.  Thus I adjust the the ramp sight down one increment. Like at 50 yards it then shot too low (2nd group). So I reset the sight and decided to aim low, resulting in the third group. At 100 yards it shoots around 2-3 inch groupings on average.

In my final test, I went back to 50 yards. This time I was not using the bench rest, instead firing off hand.  Nor was I taking time with my shots.  Basically the scenario was that I am the sheriff of a western town and some outlaws are up to no good and I have to deal with them.  So I was shooting as quickly as possible while keeping rounds on target.  This was the result.

Now I must say this is no tack driver, nor is it a long range rifle, and I bought it with that expectation. Ballistics data using a 140 grain bullet show that it has a drop of -.2 inches at 100 yards and -5 inches at 150 yards.  So 100 yards is probably the edge of its optimum range. Mine seems to shoot high, but I still would not go beyond 100 yards.  That is fine to me since where I traditionally hunt it is thick woods and there is rarely any continuous ground more than 75 yards. With a scope you could probably get much better range and accuracy out of it. I imagine that if I was using much better quality ammunition with hotter loads, say +P or buffalo bore ammunition, the groupings would tighten considerably at 100 yards and the adjustable sites will be much more useful.  I shall try that some time in the future and post the results.

My final comments on the Henry Big Boy had to do with its quality. Originally I wanted to buy a Rossi Circuit Judge in .410/.45 long colt, most because of the allure of a revolving rifle.  However, I had seen many complaints about the quality of it and manufacturing flaws. Plus it carried the Taurus name (Rossi is owned by Taurus), a Brazilian company which has a reputation for iffy quality control.  So I decided to ditch the Circuit Judge. I also looked at the Ross M1892 lever action rifle, also in .357/38 and also made by Taurus.  It was $300 cheaper (the Henry cost $730), but when I saw it in person I was not impressed.  The metal work was OK, as was the metal finish, done satisfactorily but nothing thrilling.  However the wood and wood finish looked bad, as if it had been done by either child labor, a drunk, or someone who just didn’t really care about what they were doing.  It was really off putting.  The Henry looks like a rifle of unparalleled quality at first glance. It looks like someone made them with an eye for detail and with uncompromising quality in mind. I also own a Henry lever action in .22LR as well, although with a steel frame, and I can say the same for it.  When the sales person took it out of the box I immediately blurted “holy shit, that’s a beautiful rifIe.” I can’t stress the quality of workmanship that goes into Henry rifles, they are more than just firearms, they are works of art.  They are the only metallic cartridge firearms I own and I have no plans nor feel the need to buy any other modern firearms again. Instead I want to focus my collection on antique muzzleloaders or replicas of antique muzzleloaders.  So for me the quality of the Henry trumps all else, its a rifle you can own for a lifetime and can be passed down from generation to generation.

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Arya tried to tell them that she’d been bathed twice at Acorn Hall, not a fortnight past, but the red-haired woman was having none of it. Two serving wenches carried her up the stairs bodily, arguing about whether she was a girl or a boy. The one called Helly won, so the other had to fetch the hot water and scrub Arya’s back with a stiff bristly brush that almost took her skin off. Then they stole all the clothes that Lady Smallwood had given her and dressed her up like one of Sansa’s dolls in linen and lace. But at least when they were done she got to go down and eat.

@melarahetherspoonstalea/brea/brusco or the girls at the peach

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