I made this specifically with windenburger’s Jangmi Sweet in mind- I tried using brighter colors and when you mentioned science-y, I took it to the extreme and built this like… mad scientist’s shed in the back complete with a telescope and a place to build a rocket ship. But I know she’s a writer so I built her a cozy study (which can be a bedroom if she has kiddss). Feel free to change anything though!!
Unmowable overgrown grass
Secret science shack
Lots of plants and trees you never have to water
Christmas lights all year round
I also wanted to share this for those of you who wanted the other private request trailer I made! This one is pretty similar except a bit bigger and more stuff in the yard.
TM01:Hone Claws - What is one sure fire way to pick a fight with you? TM02:Dragon Claw - What kind of mythical beast would you want to be? TM03:Psyshock - Share one thing you enjoyed that you didn’t expect to. TM04:Calm Mind - What relaxes you? TM05:Roar - Name something that scares you. TM06:Toxic - How does someone get on your bad side? TM07:Hail - What bad habits do you have? TM08:Bulk Up - What would you like to be able to improve about yourself? TM09:Venoshock - Talk about what can ruin your day. TM10:Hidden Power - Share some hidden talents. TM11:Sunny Day - What improves you day? TM12:Taunt - Share some trash talk/pick a fight with someone. TM13:Ice Beam - Name something that makes you cry. TM14:Blizzard - How do you react to being angry? TM15:Hyper Beam - What is something you’ve gone overboard with? TM16:Light Screen - What do you want to protect? TM17:Protect - Share what you’d give your life for. TM18:Rain Dance - Do you believe in luck? TM19:Roost - Where do you feel safe? TM20:Safeguard - Are you superstitious? TM21:Frustration - How do you process or work through your emotions? TM22:Solar Beam - Do you have any aggressive traits? TM23:Smack Down - Are you quick to anger? TM24:Thunderbolt - What do you think is unavoidable in your life? TM25:Thunder - Share something shocking that happened to you. TM26:Earthquake - Talk about a very emotional experience you’ve had. TM27:Return - What bad habits do you have? TM28:Dig - Do you tend to avoid responsibility? TM29:Psychic - Do you believe in fate? TM30:Shadow Ball - List some things you consider scary. TM31:Brick Break - How do you think you’ve improved? TM32:Double Team - What do you think are some of your good points? TM33:Reflect - Do you treat others how they treat you? TM34:Sludge Wave - Do you suffer from any physical ailments? TM35:Flamethrower - How do you exact your revenge? TM36:Sludge Bomb - What insults do you use when pushed too far? TM37:Sandstorm - Name some pet peeves. TM38:Fire Blast - What is something others do that bothers you? TM39:Rock Tomb - What do you do when someone backs you into a corner? TM40:Aerial Ace - What kind of skills do you have? TM41:Torment - Do you ever feel guilty about your choices? TM42:Facade - Have you ever pretended to be something you are not? TM43:Flame Charge - Are you prone to being reckless? TM44:Rest - Can you sleep easy at night? TM45:Attract - How can someone get your attention? TM46:Thief - What do you envy of others? TM47:Low Sweep - Are you willing to use underhanded tactics? TM48:Round - How do you handle betrayal? TM49:Echoed Voice - Do you talk to yourself? TM50:Overheat - What does it take to get you flustered? TM51:Steel Wing - What do you do to express your gratitude? TM52:Focus Blast - How well do you focus on tasks? TM53:Energy Ball - What gets you pumped up? TM54:False Swipe - Share some moments when you were merciful. TM55:Scald - Name an instance you were burned by someone. TM56:Fling - What are you careless about? TM57:Charge Beam - Are you tactical or impulsive? TM58:Sky Drop - When have you let someone down? TM59:Incinerate - What have you done in anger that you regret? TM60:Quash - What sort of goals do you have? TM61:Will-O-Wisp - Who seems out of your reach? TM62:Acrobatics - Do you have trouble saying no to others? TM63:Embargo - What can you not go without in your life? TM64:Explosion - Do you have a temper? TM65:Shadow Claw - Do you tell lies? TM66:Payback - Is there anything someone might take revenge on you for? TM67:Retaliate - Can you forgive and forget? TM68:Giga Impact - Share something that changed your outlook on life. TM69:Rock Polish - What do you like to do in quiet moments? TM70:Flash - What do you find disorienting? TM71:Stone Edge - Would you be willing to surrender? TM72:Volt Switch - Do you have any advice to share? TM73:Thunder Wave - When have you been unable to act out of fear? TM74:Gyro Ball - How do you handle failure? TM75:Swords Dance - When you gain the upper hand do you gloat? TM76:Struggle Bug - Are you inclined to avoid hard work? TM77:Psych Up - Name a popular trend you fell into. TM78:Bulldoze - Do you have social grace? TM79:Frost Breath - What do you do when you give the cold shoulder? TM80:Rock Slide - Share an accident you had that had consequences. TM81:X-Scissor - How do you handle success? TM82:Dragon Tail - Name something you thought you’d lost that you hadn’t? TM83:Infestation - List some things that frustrate you. TM84:Poison Jab - What do you do when slighted? TM85:Dream Eater - What fears do you worry will become reality? TM86:Grass Knot - Share some obstacles you’ve overcome. TM87:Swagger - What do you do when your pride is wounded? TM88:Sleep Talk - What do you dream about? TM89:U-Turn - How do you get out things you don’t want to do? TM90:Substitute - What bores you? TM91:Flash Cannon - What fantastic things you believe in? TM92:Trick Room - Are you a gambler? TM93:Wild Charge - Do you consider the consequences before acting? TM94:Secret Power - What do others look for from you? TM95: Snarl - What do you hate to be told? TM96:Nature Power - Which weaknesses do you hate? TM97:Dark Pulse - Name some childhood fears. TM98:Power-Up Punch - What do you fight for? TM99:Dazzling Gleam - What amazes you? TM100:Confide - Who do you trust?
Our Psyche mission to a metal world, which will explore a giant metal asteroid known as 16 Psyche, is getting a new, earlier launch date. Psyche is now expected to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in 2022, cruise through the solar system for 4.6 years, and arrive at the Psyche asteroid in 2026, four years earlier than planned.
Below are 10 things to know about this mission to a completely new and unexplored type of world.
1. Psyche, Squared
Psyche is the name of the NASA space mission and the name of the unique metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid was discovered in 1852 by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche, whom Cupid fell in love with. “Psyche” in Greek also means “soul.”
2. Mission: Accepted
The Psyche Mission was selected for flight earlier this year under NASA’s Discovery Program. And it will take a village to pull off: The spacecraft is being built by Space Systems Loral in Palo Alto, California; the mission is led by Arizona State University; and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be responsible for mission management, operations and navigation.
3. An Unusual Asteroid
For the very first time, this mission will let us examine a world made not of rock and ice, but metal. Scientists think Psyche is comprised mostly of metallic iron and nickel, similar to Earth’s core - which means Psyche could be an exposed core of an early planet as large as Mars.
4. Sweet 16
Psyche the asteroid is officially known as 16 Psyche, since it was the 16th asteroid to be discovered. It lies within the asteroid belt, is irregularly shaped, about the size of Massachusetts, and is about three times farther away from the sun than Earth.
5. Discoveries Abound
The Psyche mission will observe the asteroid for 20 months. Scientists hope to discover whether Psyche is the core of an early planet, how old it is, whether it formed in similar ways to Earth’s core, and what its surface is like. The mission will also help scientists understand how planets and other bodies separated into their layers including cores, mantles and crusts early in their histories. “Psyche is the only known object of its kind in the solar system and this is the only way humans will ever visit a core,” said Principal Investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University.
6. Think Fast
The mission launch and arrival were moved up because Psyche’s mission design team were able to plot a more efficient trajectory that no longer calls for an Earth gravity assist, ultimately shortening the cruise time. The new trajectory also stays farther from the sun, reducing the amount of heat protection needed for the spacecraft, and will still include a Mars flyby in 2023.
7. Gadgets Galore
The Psyche spacecraft will be decked out with a multispectral imager, gamma ray and neutron spectrometer, magnetometer, and X-band gravity science investigation. More: https://sese.asu.edu/research/psyche
8. Stunning Solar Panels
In order to support the new mission trajectory, the solar array system was redesigned from a four-panel array in a straight row on either side of the spacecraft to a more powerful five-panel x-shaped design, commonly used for missions requiring more capability. Much like a sports car, combining a relatively small spacecraft body with a very high-power solar array design means the Psyche spacecraft will be able to speed to its destination much faster. Check out this artist’s-concept illustration here: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/artists-concept-of-psyche-spacecraft-with-five-panel-array
9. See For Yourself
Watch the planned Psyche mission in action.
10. Even More Asteroids
Our missions to asteroids began with the orbiter NEAR of asteroid Eros, which arrived in 2000, and continues with Dawn, which orbited Vesta and is now in an extended mission at Ceres. The mission OSIRIS-REx, which launched on Sept. 8, 2016, is speeding toward a 2018 rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu, and will deliver a sample back to Earth in 2023. The Lucy mission is scheduled to launch in October 2021 and will explore six Jupiter Trojan asteroids. More: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6713
Want to learn more? Read our full list of the 10 things to know this week about the solar system HERE.
For all my wonderful rising MS3 followers, here’s the list of things I used for each shelf exam. I was completely clueless about what to study at the beginning of third year, so I hope this can be helpful! Third year is INFINITELY better than first/second year, so don’t stress. It is possible to get honors on shelf exams. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
Med Ed: didn’t get a chance to use all of it for internal, but used it for
every other rotation. It is best to use these videos during the first few days
of the rotation to get a nice foundation of knowledge.
powerpoints: just google her name and they will pop up. She has powerpoints
on IM, peds, psych, and surgery. These are easy “gimme” points and are always
amazingly helpful. Best to do these at the beginning and towards the end of the
rotation (during the week before the shelf). Easily got me 10 extra questions on both IM and surgery shelves.
practice exams: I always did at least 1-2 of these for every rotation
(except family medicine…because they don’t have any for family med :( ). Best to do them the
weekend or so before the shelf. Sometimes, the questions in the practice exams
are eerily similar to the real shelf questions.
Family Medicine: My Family medicine shelf was based off of CaseFiles…so this won’t be helpful for schools that use NBME’s version.
CaseFiles: Literally every question from my shelf was pulled from these 43924890238 cases. So, memorize them as best you can if your shelf is set up this way.
AAFP has a set of practice questions. Just sign
up for a free membership and you can access them.
Unfortunately, there are no practice shelf
exams, no OME videos, and no Ramahi powerpoint :( This shelf can be tough. Focus a lot on health maintenance and
Internal Medicine: At my school, this rotation was SO SHORT for the amount of things you need to learn (only 6 weeks). Start studying early and stay on top of it.
I did not have time to do OME videos. At all. I
don’t really regret it, but I hear they are good.
I did all the U World questions. There are
like…1400? of them. It is a LOT for 6 weeks in addition to working from 6am-5pm. However, they are excellent prep.
Step Up to Medicine chapters on cardio and
ambulatory medicine are da bomb and added to U World. This whole book would
honestly be really great prep, but I just didn’t have enough time to read it
all. I’m using it more during Step 2 study time, and I really love it.
was only a 3 week rotation for me, but the residents and attendings were amazing teachers and absolutely saved us for the shelf exam.
U World questions
First Aid: around 40 pages. Good foundation
along with OME.
Case Files: I thought this particular Case Files was super
week was possibly the hardest week of third year as far as hours and work went, for me.
Benign-Gyn and L&D were also super busy weeks. Basically, just try to plan your study schedule as best you can with the knowledge that this is an extremely busy rotation.
First Aid: pretty long section (like 70 pages),
but good foundational knowledge.
APGO questions: 550 questions that are a little more “detailed.”
Case Files if there is time.
and clinic weeks are super busy. Residents are amazing and very good teachers. You will learn a ton.
This shelf was a bit of a sleeper in that it was more difficult than people were expecting.
First Aid: 50 pages of goodness
Case Files: honestly didn’t find this one as
helpful as neuro or OB.
and attendings are very nice and hours are great. Know the drugs really, really well. Supposedly,
the shelf this year will now officially contain all the DSM-V diagnoses.
First Aid for Psychiatry: This book is honestly
all you need to get honors on the psych shelf. It is unequivocally the best study aid for
this rotation. Its also pretty short and if you
really want to, you can probably get through the whole thing in one weekend.
Relax during this
Surgery: Long hours, rough days, but also very challenging and exciting cases (sometimes).
Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes: great review of
high yield topics, but leaves out a lot of detail.
National Medical Series (NMS) – Surgery: I absolutely loved this book. It gets pretty detailed at times, but provides a
more comprehensive review of shelf information.
Hi. My name was Sarah. Was? You heard right. You may not know me by that name, but I can tell you many do. I might know you, and you think you might know me from social medias or classes or passes in halls but the truth is that that is a lie.
Hi. My name is Transgender. What is transgender? Transgender, adjective: “Noting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that person’s biological sex assigned at birth”. It’s the realization that I now have the word that acts as a glue for all of my questions, my musings, my thoughts floating in a void known as the internet asking “Am I broken?” and “What is wrong with me?” and giving them a rope to tether them to the ground.
Hi. My name is Dysphoria. Dysphoria. It’s a mirror that follows me, a mirror that does not require a reflection, but I still see myself in it in the forefront of my mind. I can see it, even feel it - it whispers in my ear, a little reminder almost like an alarm that goes off the moment I feel comfortable in my own skin. It says “Wow, you’re hardly passing today!” and “That shirt can clearly show your chest!” and YOUR FACE IS TOO FAT AND YOUR WAIST IS TOO CURVY AND YOUR VOICE IS TOO HIGH, AND, AND, AND -
Hi. My name is Chest Binder. A binder is one of the only reasons I feel comfortable most days, which I strange because this constricting tank top is one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever worn in my life. Wear it too long, ribs can bruise, even break - too little and you feel like you need ten more layers just to hide the visual that yes, my body doesn’t match my name and pronouns. It can be so dangerous just to squish too pieces of fat to your body for safely as high as eight hours a day - sometimes 12 on a bad day - just to come home, rip off the proverbial Band-Aid and stare at yourself in that aforementioned mind mirror and wonder, “Did anyone notice today on the street? Did they care?”.
Hi. My name is Pronouns. Let’s take a second away from this one actually - did you know the gender binary doesn’t exist? The gender binary is a system that says yes, this part is equal to that sex is equal to that gender is equal to those toys and those clothes and that appearance and this and that and this and - yes. It gets confusing unless you live by it and identify by it since the day you were born. But pronouns are one of those categories. Me? I use he/him and they/them. It’s okay to get tripped up, as long as you are actively trying to use them but the moment you just stop caring is a punch to the stomach that bruises and never heals cause it says, “You know what? Your comfort and preferred part of the binary that I live by as well is an inconvenience to me.” And of course, there is outside the binary and around the binary and under the binary - but I won’t get into that. This isn’t a Psych lesson.
Hi. My name is Bathrooms and HB2. Hi. My name is Top Surgery. Hi. My name is Testosterone. Hi. My name is Crying and Packing and Expensive As Hell and Being Told I Am Nothing and I’m Really Fucking Scared Of Bigots.
But those aren’t my names. That’s my life. Hi. My name is Alexander. Let me reintroduce myself.
whenever you have time/energy for it, could you talk about headcanons for if hera somehow got a physical body? no rush, just wanna know what you have to say on the matter
(not quite sure whether this is headcanons or a ficlet? or whether it’s at all what you had in mind? but boy, do I have Thoughts about AIs and their relationship to humanity and Hera in particular, and that comes through here.)
Hera’s first concern when they start talking about making her a body is that she wants to design it herself.
it isn’t that she doesn’t want a body. and it isn’t that she doesn’t want to be able to engage in the kind of comforting physical socializing all of her friends use their bodies for – she really, really wants to finally high five Eiffel, for one thing.
(he started leaving handprints on the Hephaestus’ monitors within a month of the day they met.)
but Hera knows what kind of shape they’d think of for her – not maliciously, she knows they love her, but it’s like the words they didn’t give her, the mind they did – they only ever conceptualize one shape, one kind of body, one way of being.
Hera doesn’t want a body so she can be more human, doesn’t want to be a pretty little android. she doesn’t want a body that proves that she’s just like all of them, because she’s not. Hera wants a body that makes her more Hera.
it does not need to move or look like anything human beings have referent for, although she pulls inspiration from everything from plants to animals to industrial engineering (anything she thinks seems cool, honestly; she confesses this to Eiffel but would never admit it to Minkowski, and she’s not lying when she tells Renee that she has a coherent functional and aesthetic goal. and she’s quite proud of it, in the end). Hera does not want a body so she can be a person (she knows she is already a person); Hera wants a body to do the things she can’t without one.
she is so hungry for experience, for seeing and feeling and doing – now that the station is no longer a part of her, now that so much of her mind and identity are not occupied with a million calculations and routines and consciousnesses keeping the Hephaestus running, now that she finally gets to decide for herself what she wants to do – she realizes she wants to do everything.
Hera’s body is built to house any sense they could think of, all that freed-up processing power devoted to every kind of experience - vision in spectrums beyond human comprehension, as many tactile sensors as they could cram in, temperature, electrical impulses, electromagnetic waves, even taste, of course taste, she has spent almost her entire life listening to her best friend describe food, like she would miss out on that entire slice of what the universe has to offer
and she thought space was full! she never understood how it could be called a void, called emptiness – but suddenly it makes sense why people would say that, because even with the limits of a human body, there is so much – this world is so much, every square inch of it, and just going fifty feet down a street is such a kaleidoscope of incredible things. it is awe-inspiring and disgusting and painful and amazing and beautiful and she is full of wonder at it.
(there is so much in this world that she is the first person ever to know. there are so many experiences so intrinsic to life here that no one thinks about them and that she is feeling and wondering at for the first time.)
people do not generally find it a comforting body. hera doesn’t care; she didn’t build it for them, and her friends don’t care, either, and that’s all that matters. she has an emotional body language of her own which Minkowski can read as easily as her own humanoid shoulder shrugs and eyerolls. Doug does not seem at all to mind sitting back in his apartment, propped up against her humming-warm metal side as he dozes in front of the TV, as long as she has all the right appendages to give him a hug.
(Lovelace will walk down the street next to her as naturally as though she was any ordinary human being in the world; and Hera’s senses can easily read the tenseness, like coiled springs, in her step as she does. but she also knows there is nothing defensive there, only a fierce pride, now, in both of them, for knowing and deciding who and what they are. daring the world to try and tell them differently. Hera and Lovelace understand each other really well these days.)
and it’s nice, she finds, nicer than she expected, to be able to stretch limbs and feel the brush of textures and the weight of physicality and think this is mine. this is me. it is something she could never feel with the Hephaestus, which was always neither her body nor something she simply piloted, but frustratingly in between. there’s comfort in this clearer delineation of what is and isn’t Hera, in her own right to decide what shape that space takes.
hands, she tells them, are very useful for doing all kinds of things, as humans prove, and were an obvious choice to include in her design.