Jimin is the most beautiful boy!!!! The most beautiful boy in the whole wide world!!! With a beauty that’s incomparable to anything else incompressible because its literally impossible to wrap your head around the fact that someone is as beautiful as he is and that someone as beautiful as he exist it’s unreachable untouchable he is the only man out there that is this beautiful and I hope he knows
As we approach the Holiday season, think about those less fortunate, and the what the reality of being less fortunate means for millions of American citizens (ie fellow humans) as laid out by the incomparable @seananmcguire
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love always trusts. Love always hopes. Love always perseveres. Love never fails. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-7,13
We’ll be looking at the most commonly used introduction in all levels of academia: the persuasive (research) essay intro. As I’ve said before, some of this info will be basic, some of it new, and some of it will meet you where you are, but I do think there is something for everyone here.
Part 0: Before You’ve Written Anything
Introductions are hard to write, and that’s why I recommend writing them last, after you’ve finished your essay. You’ll have a better sense of what you’re talking about and what direction the essay is headed. You’ll need this for a strong intro.
Part 0.5: Flashlight or Floodlight?
Your introduction should set parameters for your essay. One metaphor I’ve heard is that an intro is either a flashlight shining down into your essay or a floodlight illuminating the whole neighborhood. Like the title, the intro should not just give the reader an idea of what they’ll be learning but also narrow the scope of the field. Be as specific as possible. If you’re writing about blue whales migration patterns and not whales in general, don’t generalize about whales. Establish the scope of the essay.
Part 1: The Opening
This is one of the most important parts of the intro because it frames how your reader will view your writing. I bet at one point you were told to write a “hook.” You absolutely should. This is how you get your reader’s attention and hopefully never let go. Don’t open with a vague generalization or platitude. This is a great opportunity to really show off your research. You can begin with a case study, an interview, a quote, relevant/interesting data, or an anecdote. Have your writing intersect with reader interest: what will stir them? You can appeal to their pathos, with a sad story related to your topic. Whatever it takes. Write multiple leads into your essay: try it with the anecdote, the quote, the case study, etc. Write these quickly, and see which one works best.
Part 2: Tone
You should also establish your tone in the introductory paragraph. Will you be formal or funny? Conversational or conventionally academic? What do you aim to do with your tone? Win people over? Showcase your incomparable knowledge of the field? Whatever your tone is, it should be consistent throughout the essay.
Part 3: Your Research Points
After hooking the reader and establishing your topic, it’s time to talk about what you’re going to write about, preferably in the order it will appear in your essay. Please make it abundantly clear to your reader that these are the points you will be proving. There’s nothing worse than a seemingly directionless essay.
Part 4: The Thesis
Your thesis statement is an absolute requirement, as it steers the ship of the essay. Every paragraph you write should end by referring back to the main point you are arguing. So, it should be clear up front what you are arguing and why. As for where to put your thesis? That’s a matter of preference but usually before or after your research points. It’s easy to lead one into the other.
Part 5: Wrapping It Up and Moving On
I usually make a few notes on how the essay is structured if it is a longer paper that has two or more parts. But really your introduction should not be more than a page double-spaced. Just make sure you’ve hooked the reader, established the scope of the essay, established your tone, previewed what you’ll be writing about, and stated your thesis. Then you’ll be looking good!
If you have any questions at all, feel free to shoot me an ask or a message!
Pairing: Yoongi x reader Genre: Fluff, a lot of smut Warnings: Mature content Word Count: 4.5K
His voice was almost a whisper, warm breath hitting the shell of your ear. And the heat coupled with the slow, savory movements of his fingers overtop the thin fabric had an almost numbing effect, your mind drawing a blank as you enter an intoxicating haze.
“I thought there was no punishment?” you manage to say, swallowing back the moans that threatened to escape. “This is a demonstration baby, not a punishment.”
It’s not a proper trip to Switzerland without getting to see the Matterhorn, so we drove three and a half hours across almost all of Switzerland to Zermatt. But since any drive through the Swiss mountains is very scenic, there was no reason to complain, except for the lack of time to stop for photos. We arrived in Zermatt at about one o’clock with absolutely perfect weather surrounding the Matterhorn, which just made the day absolutely perfect! With blue skies around, you could truly see all the peaks in the area and thanks to the nice sunshine, the initial worry of freezing at the top disappeared relatively quickly.
The next destination was the lake Riffelsee, which is perfect for reflections if there’s no wind (as mentioned before, we got lucky with the weather since there was no wind either). Turns out there’s also a smaller lake behind the big one, which I didn’t know, and turns out no else around did, because we got the smaller lake pretty much all to ourselves.
And if all of that wasn’t cool enough, the probably the most memorable part of the trip was once the sun started to set. The whole mountainside was lit with this beautiful yellow light, but then for a brief moment, it all got dark because the sun was literally behind the Matterhorn! It was so cool to be in the Matterhorn’s shadow, because you could see this dark spot right above the peak surrounded by this bright light and words fail me while trying to describe how cool it was. (Amber was able to capture it a bit better than I was with some of these photos though). Since the way down back to Zermatt was pretty long, we made it back only once it was truly dark after the sun truly set (and not just because being in the Matterhorn’s shadow). We had to get out the headlamps since the end of the trail goes through the forest, where it’s obviously even darker. With the exception of one bad route choice, we made it to the Zermatt train station relatively quickly and safely, and just in time to catch the train back to the car.
Simply a perfect day with the perfect views and company. It was my third time at the Matterhorn, but I was still amazed as if I was there for the first time like Amber and Kristi. And based on the way they enjoyed Zermatt, it’s pretty clear I’ll have to take them there again at some point in the future.
wildlife education & survival skills r like, some of the traditional building blocks of a well rounded life. imo, that includes hunting (except when it’s done more for like… the trophy kills, because that’s specifically taking out the biggest strongest animals of the herd and fucks up the gene pool w weaklings.) also depending on the area it’s necessary to sustain an environment by preventing overpopulation and thus a bunch of starving animals breeding & not eating.
No me sirve gris, me gusta blanco o negro. Doy tanto como espero: todo o nada. De mi estatura aprendí que es lo único pequeño con lo cuál debo conformarme. No nací “Común y corriente” y no sirvo para ser sencilla. Pediré tanto como pueda dar, pero no exigiré nada. Si algo no me sirve, lo boto, si un amor no me llena lo derramo y si a un novio le gusta otra, lo regalo.
Seguiré enamorándome de todos y a la vez de ninguno, así lo encuentre o se me pasen los años. Me quedo con mi lógica cincuentera del amor, porque es de eso que soy testigo. No me sirven las relaciones casuales ni la palabra de hombres a los que en lugar de hombría, sólo les quedan hormonas.
No importa a cuántos tenga que enseñarle el verdadero significado de corresponder. No esperaré que me quieran porque sí, pero no aceptaré las dudas ni los peros. Me haré querer como soy, sin esfuerzos de ningún tipo. Al final, no importa que él ahora sea un galán de película como el que yo siempre quise, que el otro no dude tan fácil de lo mucho que ella le gusta y que el último no cambie una Margarita por un ramo de rosas. No importa, porque lo más importante, es no haberme conformado con sus escalas de grises, haber tenido los cucos puestos para sostener un NO, sencillamente porque me merezco lo mejor.
Me gusta que me endulcen el oído, quiero que me quieras de una forma insoportable, de una manera loca. Que me beses lento, que me creas incomparable, que me cuentes lo que quieras, que le coquetees a todas en mi cara, para que sepan que así les digas cosas bonitas, sólo conmigo se te para. Que robes por mi, vivas por ti y que mates por los dos.
“Uno acepta el amor que cree merecer”.
— “The perks of Being a wallflower”, del director Stephen Chbosky.