independence mobility

The Sun & The Moon

Why Camila and Lauren knew it that they wouldn’t last?

I’ve been thinking about it since I did my last post and then I realize that the “Sun & Moon” theory is real as fuck.

-> The post that made me do this new post: HERE.

First, let’s talk about ARCHETYPES:

I don’t know if you guys know about “archetypes” but to me, that’s something very interesting…just like “body language”.

According to Carl Jung, an archetype is a symbol, dream or image that all humans share, which express underlying fears or ideas we all experience. For example, water is considered an archetype (in literature, dreams, etc.) for birth, creation, resurrection, fertility and growth, and more.

I’ll give you some examples:

The Butterfly: Self-transformation, mental clarity, new steps, freedom, rebirth. The butterfly represents the cycles of life, movement, and change. They have a short life span. They prepare us for change and progress. When you feel stagnant and unable to move, evolution comes on the scene and gives you the strength to start the changes. Fear is usually the biggest obstacle to change.
The butterfly leaves the safety of its cocoon to come across a new world in its new form relying on its fragile wings in a flight still unknown.
Dissatisfaction with your life, relationships, and crises force you to take action and promote radical change. The butterfly brings the message for you to prepare for the changes before they fall on you without warning. Remember that at every end there is a new beginning.

The Lion: Power, strength, majesty, prosperity, nobility, leadership, courage, security and the masculine principle. As an astrological symbol, he reigns the heart. Courage comes from the heart and from a deep sense of personal authority that creates the power to act according to our spirit. He who truly acts according to his heart is capable of leadership, achievement, and the kind of success that encourages the achievements of others.

You know why some bosses use Horses or Eagles on their walls or desks?

The Eagle: Enlightenment, inner vision, courage, elevation of spirit to great heights, pride, strength independence, and mobility. The eagle flies fearlessly between the sky and the earth and teaches us to face the natural fear that we have of the unknown so that we can fly as high as our hearts want to take us.

The Horse: Inner power, freedom of spirit, strength, clairvoyance. But this force we can not misuse it, neither waste it nor keep it to ourselves. When we share our power with others and teach them how they should take care of their own powers, our journey becomes faster and more enjoyable. High self-confidence. Speed, decision, independence. It’s the symbol of managers and directors.

Ok, now let’s talk about Camren…

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anonymous asked:

So I run a small independent mobile phone shop. Arrive usually at 8.45 am. Lift the shutters half way. Get on with setting up the shop. I can guaranty i will have some cunt asking me if I am open.... Yeah mate how often do you limbo under shutters to get in ??

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about what Raven said to Clarke? She was very harsh this episode and not very empathetic at all. She even brought Clarkes dad in it to hurt her on purpose at the end. I wasn't a fan of Raven this episode. I know she's stressed but man she was mean to people this episode.

I think people are always making a mistake if they assume that any of these characters are innocent cupcakes who never do anything wrong and need to be protected.

These characters are ALL ruthless badasses. Including Raven.

She has NEVER been torn up by all these moral dilemmas that we have Clarke and Bellamy questioning. NEVER. She didn’t worry about blowing people up, she was just glad to blow people up. She never concerned herself with saving lives. Or looking at the grounders as human. She is far more ruthless than Clarke and Bellamy and always has been. 

Her traumas have been about her personal loss and her personal pain and her inability to be mobile and independent, not about the deaths she caused or whether it was right. She’s the one who caused the ring of fire. Do you see her upset about it?

No. 

I don’t agree with her anger at Bellamy for sacrificing the generator for actual people, but it is perfectly in line with who Raven is as a person. She’s the tech person and she uses tech to reach her goals and she focuses on tech and how it works and what it can do and the lives lost along the way are inconsequential. She’s pragmatic and ruthless. 

I think Bellamy did the right thing, because he’s questioning, right now, if doing ANYTHING to survive, if harming other people to get ahead, means you don’t DESERVE to survive. Bellamy is not ruthless. Was Bellamy ever ruthless? They call him genocide king, but he might be up there with Abby and Lincoln in morality. He just hadn’t learned how to handle his morals yet, or to face the hard choices. He betrayed his morals many times in order to save people, but people like Jaha, Anya, Cage, Indra, Dr Tsing, Lxa, Gustus, Nia, Pike… they never betrayed their morals. They never questioned whether their actions were right or wrong. Their moral choices were always right to them because they served their needs. And all of them were antagonists. The ends justified their means.

Guess who we can put on that list? Raven. She never questioned the morality of her actions. Does that mean she’s always in the moral right? No.

anonymous asked:

Especially if Alex is baby proofing before the babies are even born. John is like "dude they won't even be independently mobile for months" but nope. Alex puts locks on all the cabinets, bumpers on the table corners, installs baby gates, those plug things on the power points. Laf is busy fussing over the nursery color scheme.

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ashleybenlove  asked:

Okay. Hiccup injures his testicles. (This is like, word association sort of? Like, with the word scrum being a rugby thing and like THE MAIN THING™ i know about rugby is that men have injured their testicles playing that sport). So, yeah, Hiccup somehow injures his testicles. Maybe from all the dragon rough housing, maybe too much gang roughhousing (however that is defined, lol).

Pretty strange request, I have to say. I was kind of awkward with it at first, but then it all ended up working out and I like the finished piece a lot more than I thought I would. You just had to go and make everyone involved uncomfortable, didn’t you, Ashley. (But I love you anyway.)


Taking requests for Hiccup!whump. Please send them in so we can all have a good time hurting our favorite fictional character.


“Nice shooting, bud!” Hiccup praised Toothless. He patted him on the neck, leaned low in the saddle. “Let’s go in for another pass.”

The pair was doing target practice in the woods. Really, Toothless didn’t need any practice but it was a good way to blow off steam. He loved his friends but they’d been driving him a little nuts lately, bickering over every little, insignificant thing and complaining to him about it. It was nice to just be away from people for a while.

He and Toothless circled back around, dodging swiftly through the trees, and Hiccup laughed at the feeling of the wind in his face. This was fantastic, this was-

“Zippleback!” Ruffnut and Tuffnut had suddenly appeared in front of him. He tried pulling Toothless to a stop, but they were going too fast.

They collided hard and Hiccup was thrown from the saddle. Something hit him between the legs, and then he was crashing into one of the twins. He would have made some sort of sound at the pain, but his breath was knocked out of him as he landed on his back on the unforgiving ground. He lay there for a moment, blinking up at the canopy of leaves above him, trying to register what had happened and refill his lungs. There was a weight on his stomach and legs.

“Whoa, that was awesome.” Hiccup looked down to find Tuffnut on top of him, head resting against his abdomen. The position was putting a very unpleasant pressure on his groin.

“Tuff, get off of me,” Hiccup groaned.

“Oh, sorry, H.” His voice was cheerful of all things, and Hiccup felt a bit of relief as he pushed himself up and then stood.

“Hey, Hiccup!” Ruffnut called, jogging over. “Uh, sorry. You kind of came out of nowhere.”

“So did you!” He gritted his teeth as he sat up, winced. The pain in his groin was bad, working its way up into his stomach.

Oh Thor, I’m not gonna be able to have kids! That was the first thing that came to his mind, but then he was flooded with embarrassment and his cheeks turned pink. Of all the places he had to have hit in a crash landing this was definitely one of the worst.

“Hey, are you hurt?” Tuffnut questioned, seeming to realize that something wasn’t exactly right.

“No, I’m fine,” Hiccup responded, trying to keep the pain from his voice. He attempted to stand, the movement making the pain increase tenfold. He gave a cry and flopped back down onto his back, panting.

Great, he thought sarcastically. This is just perfect.

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Eastman Johnson - Interesting News [1872] by Gandalf
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Although Johnson did not design his work with the intent of social criticism, much of his oeuvre reflects the national interests and concerns of his era. The frequency with which the artist depicted this subject could speak to his appreciation of literacy’s role as the impetus for independence and social mobility, or as an indication of the changing national mood in the wake of the devastating Civil War: the female attention to literacy now seemed a positive sign of their independence rather than an act of subversion. Johnson himself was married for the first time in 1869. His only child, a daughter, was born the next year. The new emphasis on domesticity his life enjoyed during this decade most likely exhibits Johnson’s great talent as a keen observer and great chronicler of the people and situations that surrounded him on a daily basis. 

[Sotheby’s, New York - Oil on panel, 47 x 57.2 cm]

Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Google’s ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind apple‘s iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the “Lollipop” version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

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Every few weeks, Google reports an updated version mix of “all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in the prior 7 days.” It depicts the breakdown for each major version as a percentage and depicts the numbers in a pie chart (similar to the one above on the left). Pie charts are typically selected to obscure the differences between different slices of a given pie. Despite this flattering portrayal, Google Play’s Android version pie chart still makes it clear that only a tiny shard the active installed base of Android users are using the latest Marshmallow release, in stark contrast to apple‘s similarly new iOS 9, which has already reached 75 percent of the installed base.Going back another year, just under a third of Google Play users are on 5.0 Lollipop. Travel back another year to the 2013 vintage of iOS 7, and Android 4.4 KitKat sits on 36 percent, despite its security issues. Go back another year to the days of iOS 6, and some version of Jelly Bean (introduced summer 2012) sits on another 25 percent of active Google Play user’s devices. When you move the data from a pie to a column chart (shown above right), it further emphasizes just how old Android software really is in the wild, and the very difficult time Google has in solving the increasing issue of OS level fragmentation. One of the bigger issues is that Android’s licensees and mobile carriers often see distributing updates as a low priority because they have no profit incentive to do so. If anything, the preparing, testing and delivery of updates costs money and other resources and offers users a disincentive against paying to upgrade to a new phone or other device. Even slower OS updates in the world’s largest smartphone marketHowever, Google Play only represents users from one of the two largest smartphone markets in the world. Because all of Google’s software services are blocked in mainland China, users in that massive market (currently the world’s largest) are distributed between a series of third party download stores run by search engines, phone carriers and other vendors. Determined users in China can work around the national firewall that blocks access to Google Play, but that default barrier has left Google with access to only around 5 percent of the smartphone population, a position outside of the top 20 Android download stores, according to AppInChina. Google Play reportedly hopes to officially reenter China this year, but that will require battling Baidu, “China’s Google,” for attention, along with other established stores who have no intention of giving their market share away. That includes popular stores operated by social networks such as Tencent and the largest independent downloads store, 360 Mobile Assistant. Google will also face the uphill challenge of wresting users away from its licensees’ own stores, such as those operated by Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu and Lenovo (which those hardware makers count on to make up for minimal profits on hardware sales), as well as State-owned mobile carriers who operate their own Android stores, such as China Unicom and China Telecom.On top of the security issues related to “side-loading” stores that often cater to pirated apps and are full of aggressive malware and pervasive spyware schemes, Android users in China are also even less likely to get timely updates for their operating system.Android 5.0-5.1.1 is running on approximately 20% of all Android devices in China. Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, etc.— Ben Bajarin (@BenBajarin) January 15, 2016 According to analyst Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies on Twitter, “Android 5.0-5.1.1 is running on approximately 20% of all Android devices in China.”In addition to reporting on China, Bajarin is also currently conducting a survey of Fitbit, apple Watch and other smartwatch users in conjunction with Wristly.

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Series 3 is now airing on BBC First. Cillian Murphy talks about the series with Pretoria News:

At the end of series two, we all thought Tommy was a goner and we start series three two years later. What I like about television is that when you come back to a new series, you can create a gap where the story continues that the audience isn’t privy to. In series three, we see him and the family on an upward spiral. Tommy and the family are now very wealthy, with big houses and fancy cars, so materially they are doing very well. Emotionally, however, that is another matter.

And with him about to get married, he is forced to make some big decisions. I think the gangster part of his life is still the most important. In the first couple of episodes, the contrast between his personal life and the business clashes, which makes for a dramatically interesting conflict. I think having a semblance of family life helps Tommy in many ways, in terms of making the Shelbys more cohesive. It creates a communal environment for the family and there is a newly formed support network later in the story involving Polly and Ada. There is a big junction between family life, criminal life, violence and Tommy’s ambition and it’s a tricky one for him to negotiate this time around.

What is great about Steve’s writing is that having played him for a while, you think you know the character of Tommy, but you can never predict what Steve is going to do with him. It is so exciting to get the scripts, as they always astonish me and he pulls out a few shockers in this series. I also think by the time you get to a third series, you need to be quite bold because the audience are so invested in the characters, they feel like friends to them. It is important that you move on with the characters and take leaps so that the audience feels that they are going on a journey with them. I feel that Steve has really nailed that in this series.

Weddings are usually intensely boring affairs, except to the bride and groom, but Steve has managed to create an opening episode (which is a wedding day), that is riveting. There are so many layers of drama going on and right from the getgo it’s a really stunning piece of writing. On the one hand, it is supposed to be the union of these two people who love each other, and then on the other, there is the business of gangsters, violence and familial tension going on. I found it really compelling and I hope it will be equally engaging for the audience.”

For somebody who doesn’t believe in religion and is completely godless, Tommy is an incredibly superstitious man. I think people who have that belief in superstition don’t really use it when things are going well; it becomes something to blame or a way to justify something that has gone wrong. In this series, things go wrong quite quickly and Tommy uses the gypsy superstition as a means of getting himself out of a situation.

Tommy and Polly’s relationship is a fascinating one and it keeps growing and evolving from series to series. They represent a number of roles within the family. They are brother and sister, but can act like husband and wife, and mother and father to the family, yet they are none of those things and all of those things all at the same time. Each series Polly seems to go through different phases. Series three is about her growing independence and being upwardly mobile, and perhaps even having relationships. However, it seems that any time somebody moves away from the role that Tommy has designated for him or her, he finds it very difficult to deal with.

I’ll Come Back

Character(s): Dean Winchester

Warning: None

Word Count: 1,736

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“Why do you have to go?”

“Because my name was in the system.”

“I thought hunters were off the grid.”

“Apparently we’re not as off the grid as we thought.”

“Just stay here.” You tighten your grip around Dean’s torso and bury your face into his chest.

“I can’t. If I stay, it’ll just cause more trouble. I’ll be back in a few years.” He holds you tight as well, planting a kiss on the top of your head. “Sam’s gonna take care of you, alright?”

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The ‘Smartwatch’ era is coming!

Since its launch in June, GEAK Watch, the first “Smartwatch” by Chinese tech company iGeak, has become the bright spot in China’s hi-tech industry. Used independently from the mobile phone, the new ‘second-screen’ is likely to get tech-lovers buzzing.

Meanwhile Motorola Mobility’s Moto 360 smartwatch is also due for it’s official launch. After several tease previews and a guest appearances at Google’s I/O developer conference in June, the ‘smartwatch’ will get a proper debut on September 4.

Still, Motorola has picked a busy period for its launch event. It comes a day after Samsung’s splashy, three-city Unpacked event, with Samsung expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4, a virtual reality device, along with another smartwatch.

The week after, Apple is also expected to unveil the new iPhone6, while online rumors on the iWatch say its release date could also be in September.

However these Smartwatch models will not be the first of its kind to be released. The device’s debut actually dates back to 1977, when HP launched the world’s first smartwatch, the HP-01, which had functions including calendar, calculator, calculagraph and basic data storage.

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Leftovers

I took this very short video on my phone on the 4th of July 2015.  This was at the tail end of some private fireworks displays that occurred all along the 25 mile Long Beach Washington peninsula that literally went on for hours…(Sorry for my unsteady hand)

Fliegel, Labrador Retriever (2 y/o), CCI Graduation, Medford, NY • Fliegel graduated professional training, learning more than 50 commands that will help him assist his person. • “I’ve known him for only a week, but he loves his belly rubbed. He’s a pulling dog, so he’ll help me be more mobile and independent at college.”

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The Overprotected Kid

I used to puzzle over a particular statistic that routinely comes up in articles about time use: even though women work vastly more hours now than they did in the 1970s, mothers—and fathers—of all income levels spend much more time with their children than they used to. This seemed impossible to me until recently, when I began to think about my own life. My mother didn’t work all that much when I was younger, but she didn’t spend vast amounts of time with me, either. She didn’t arrange my playdates or drive me to swimming lessons or introduce me to cool music she liked. On weekdays after school she just expected me to show up for dinner; on weekends I barely saw her at all. I, on the other hand, might easily spend every waking Saturday hour with one if not all three of my children, taking one to a soccer game, the second to a theater program, the third to a friend’s house, or just hanging out with them at home. When my daughter was about 10, my husband suddenly realized that in her whole life, she had probably not spent more than 10 minutes unsupervised by an adult. Not 10 minutes in 10 years.

It’s hard to absorb how much childhood norms have shifted in just one generation. Actions that would have been considered paranoid in the ’70s—walking third-graders to school, forbidding your kid to play ball in the street, going down the slide with your child in your lap—are now routine. In fact, they are the markers of good, responsible parenting. One very thorough study of “children’s independent mobility,” conducted in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods in the U.K., shows that in 1971, 80 percent of third-graders walked to school alone. By 1990, that measure had dropped to 9 percent, and now it’s even lower. When you ask parents why they are more protective than their parents were, they might answer that the world is more dangerous than it was when they were growing up. But this isn’t true, or at least not in the way that we think. For example, parents now routinely tell their children never to talk to strangers, even though all available evidence suggests that children have about the same (very slim) chance of being abducted by a stranger as they did a generation ago. Maybe the real question is, how did these fears come to have such a hold over us? And what have our children lost—and gained—as we’ve succumbed to them?