it didn't use to be this hard to study :

Flip Phones Are Making a Comeback 🤙
  • iPhone User: How can you even stand it?
  • Android User: Stand what?
  • iPhone User: Your phone's crappy camera. Every picture looks like it was printed from a gameboy.
  • Android User: At least mine isn't an overpriced piece of junk that bends if you put in your pocket.
  • iPhone User: Excuse me? I think all of that extra price goes to making sure our phone DON'T EXPLODE!
  • Android User: It's only the Note 7 that explodes. You don't know anything.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • *both phone users glance at it momentarily until it stops ringing*
  • Android User: Uhh, anyway. At least our phones aren't made in sweatshops.
  • iPhone User: You didn't need to take this conversation in that direction, but your phone is probably made in a sweatshop too.
  • Android User: Our sweatshops are 100% more humane than Apple's gulags.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • iPhone User: Is that piece of junk yours?
  • Android User: No, who uses a flip phone in 20XX. I thought it was yours.
  • iPhone User: *picks up flip phone* It's so old, but it seems familiar.
  • Android User: Are you going to answer it?
  • iPhone User: No. You answer it.
  • Android User: Hell no! You picked it up. Why don't you answer it?
  • iPhone User: I don't know. Something doesn't seem right about it. I'm going home.
  • Android User: Don't forget to take your flip phone with you.
  • iPhone User: You keep it, as an android user, you're used to cheap pieces of junk.
  • Android User: Low blow!
  • *at night*
  • Android User: *tossing and turning in bed*
  • Flip Phone: *ringing grows progressively louder* HELLO, MOTO!
  • Android User: *picks up flip phone* Piece of garbage. Why do you keep ringing. I should just answer it.
  • Android User: *gets nervous* Why don't I want to answer it? Jesus, I just need to get rid of this thing.
  • Android User: *tosses flip phone out of the window* That's better.
  • Android User: *attempts to go back to sleep but ringing starts again* Fucking no! Is this some sort of nightmare!?
  • Android User: *notices their own phone ringing on their drawer* Oh. *answers it*
  • Android User: Whom am I speaking to?
  • iPhone User: Hey, it's me.
  • Android User: It's late, what do you want?
  • iPhone User: You know how it's just the two of us that hang out.
  • Android User: Yeah, what about it?
  • iPhone User: Didn't it used to be three of us that hung out?
  • Android User: No, it's been just the two of us since we were kids.
  • iPhone User: We had a third friend that we hung out with everyday. I know this sounds crazy, but somehow both of us forgot about her.
  • Android User: I have no clue what you're talking about.
  • iPhone User: That's the point! Like, she did everything with us, but I can't remember anything specifically about her. It's like someone took an eraser to my mind, but for some reason I have all these faint memories about her coming back to me and I'm freaking out.
  • Android User: Man, I think you just need some sleep. You sound crazy right now.
  • iPhone User: I'm afraid. I'm afraid that if I got to sleep when I wake up I won't remember you. I think something bad is going to happen to you.
  • Android User: I'm fine. My dad owns a gun. If someone tries to break into our house or something, they'll get their heads blown off. I guess we might have to deal with vengeful ghosts, but those usually take a few years to develop. Get some sleep, please.
  • iPhone User: Okay, goodnight... I love you.
  • Android User: Uhh, the feeling's mutual... I guess. *hangs up*
  • Android User: Overemotional, I swear. *attempts to sleep*
  • *loud knock at the door*
  • Android User: Goddammit! Dad'll get it.
  • *banging persists and only gets louder*
  • Android User: Okay, I guess I have to answer it again. *grabs one of their dad's guns and answer the door*
  • Android User: *aims gun into the dark night* Who's out there!? Who was knocking on my door!? ...No one. Fucking neighbor kids, I swear.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, moto!
  • Android User: Of fucking course. *screams into the night* I guess some PARANORMAL FORCE just magically put the flip phone on my porch. How about I just BLAST IT TO PIECES!
  • The Night: *stays silent*
  • Android User: *sighs* This has to be a stupid fucking prank. I bet that iPhone using "friend" of mine is doing this to set me up.
  • Android User: *notices the caller ID on the flip phone* Rebecca? Why is that name so familiar?
  • Android User: *answers phone* Hello?
  • Rebecca: Look below your porch. Look below your porch. Look below your porch. Look below your porch.
  • Android User: Fuck off. *hangs up* If someone really is below my porch, you can crawl out! I'll be sure to blast your brains out! I'm not afraid!
  • Android User: I'm a fucking idiot for this. *peers below the porch* There's nothing. This really is all some prank. *stands up*
  • *the front door is closed*
  • Android User: *checks the door* It's locked! Fuck! Okay, this is actually getting weird, but I'm armed. If anyone tries to mess with me I'll fucking shoot them.
  • Android User: *checks self* Where the fuck did I put that phone?
  • Flip Phone: *rings from the back of the house* ...hello, moto.
  • Android User: *sweats nervously* Okay, stay calm. Remember, you're armed. This is all a prank and they'll feel like fucking idiots when they realize they nearly got themselves shot over this. *walks to the back of the house*
  • *the next morning*
  • iPhone User: *frantically scrolling through phone*
  • Grandmother: What's wrong, honey?
  • iPhone User: I don't know. I'm looking for someone in my phone contacts, but they're not there!
  • Grandmother: Who?
  • iPhone User: I don't know! Ugh!
  • Grandmother: Calm down, honey. I'm sure you'll find them.
  • iPhone User: Grandma, did I used to hang out with anyone? Like, I regularly had friends over, right?
  • Grandmother: Well, I'm going to be honest with you. You've always been a bit of an introvert. But as long as you keep up with your schoolwork, it's no bother to me.
  • iPhone User: No, I had two friends, didn't I? Don't you remember them? You knew both of them by name. They were my childhood friends.
  • Grandmother: I'm not sure. You liked being by yourself as a child. H-Have you been using drugs?
  • iPhone User: No, grandma! It's just... I don't know. I'm lonely and stressed out and I don't know why.
  • Grandmother: It must be your schoolwork, honey. You're such a hard worker and you hardly ever give yourself a break. Remember, you have to take out some time for yourself to relax too. Studying is important, but so is your mental health
  • iPhone User: You're right. Finals are coming up. I guess I've been letting it all go to my head.
  • Flip Phone: *rings* Hello, Moto.
  • Grandmother: *takes phone out of pocket* Hello? Hello? Is anyone there? *hangs up* Strange.
  • iPhone User: Where did you get that phone?
  • Grandmother: I've had it for a while now. Is there something wrong with it?
  • iPhone User: No... not anything that I remember.

seoulmatess  asked:

hey, my name is ana, im from colombia, (i'm actually not sure why i'm writing this in english) anyway, i've been wanting to learn korean for a while now, i learned hangul but the thing is that i don't know where to continue or what resources i can use, since it's really hard to find something korean related here; so i just wanted to ask you how you started learning and how do you manage your study time. I hope i didn't bother you ^^

Hola Ana!! :D Learning hangul is the first step, asi que comenzaste bien! c:

What I did: learn hangul, build some vocab with memrise, and then not improve at all for months because I had so many resources that I didn’t know which one to pick. I did check a few lessons of TTMIK and I used the textbook My Korean 1 (made by an Australian University, I think), but to be honest I didnt improve as much as I could have. Now I know the two reasons why: 1. TOO MANY RESOURCES: I was accumulating resources, books, sites, EVERYTHING, but didnt actually pick one to use. 2. Lack of discipline: I didn’t make time to actually study.

Know that I’m more experienced I highly recommend yall to not repeat my mistakes lmao. PICK ONE TEXTBOOK OR WEBSITE AND STICK TO IT. Don’t worry about missing out extra information or whatever. Only look for another explanation if the first one you used wasnt clear enough and you really couldnt understand, but AFTER TRYING; annotate, practice, review, and if it is still unclear then switch to another (reliable) resource. I’m NOT saying that every explanation is going to be accurate and should be trusted, but if it isn’t correct you will probably realize it after you become more comfortable with the language.

Everyone praises TTMIK and they deserve it, they have awesome lessons. My advice is that you find their curriculum (on their page) and start. But remember: DONT STOP. You dont know what to do? Go to the next lesson. As simple as that. Listen to the audios, repeat what they say, read aloud, make flashcards with the vocab and say “I will learn ALL THIS WORDS by the end of the week”, make your own sentences to practice vocab and grammar points, KEEP GOING. You can even skip some lessons (advanced learners are gonna kill me for saying this tho). Dont stress over “but what im a gonna do after i finish all their lessons?!?” You’ll cross that bridge when you get there.

Another option that I recommend for grammar is using the book Korean Grammar In Use (Beginner). It has a lot of grammar points with simple explanations, sample sentences, conjugations and exercises. You can pair it with the TTMIK lessons if you are a little worried about not getting enough practice.

For vocab I suggest the list of ‘Most common verbs/adjectives/nouns’, and I think some people have already created them on Memrise/Quizlet/Anki (I personally prefer quizlet).


I try to study at least 5 minutes a day. I’ll make a full post soon about how I’ve been managing my time these past few months, but this is what I try to do every week:

  • Grammar: it can take just 30 minutes to make notes for a grammar point. How many G.P. you do is up to how much time you have. I’m doing 3-5 per week (intensively selfstudying) but I think even one per week is fine!
  • Vocab: make a list at the start of each week (or month) and review every moment you can: before sleeping, while eating, on the bus. It shouldnt take you too much time either: 30 minutes for the list and 5 minute breaks for reviewing. Make goals: Ill memorize this list by the end of the week, Ill review 5 days of the week, Ill review 4 times each day. Be honest with yourself, but try to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Listening comprehension: listen to audios of the lessons, listen without reading the transcript and try to pick up words, listen to kpop too and other media like dramas or youtube videos. Doesnt take much time either and its fun to do.
  • Some kind of pronunciation practice: imitating the audios and reading aloud. If you have a native friend or anyone who knows/is learning korean, talk with them
  • Some kind of writing practice like journaling your day, solving workbook exercises or making sentences with what you learn. Time varies with this. My journal entries take me 5-15 minutes (they are very short but sometimes I have to look up words that I dont know/remember)
  • Reading practice: write the dialogues from the lessons that you study and read them! they probably combine the grammar and vocab you are studying. Also write the sample sentences that they use. Read kpop lyrics and webtoons.

Hope this helps a little bit c: I’ll probably make more posts about this with more information. Lo mas importante es comenzar y seguir! No te bloquees. Si ves algo, aprendelo; no lo guardes para despues. 

wonderstudyer  asked:

Just wondering about how do you study without a study space. I had already seen Sareena's (Studyign) video about it but it didn't seem to help a lot, so I was thinking if you have any tips to studying without a study space?

To me having a study space isn’t that big of a deal, I can work almost anywhere. I usually use a hard surface like a table, clipboard, or textbook when possible. If it’s a loud area, I’ll put in earbuds and listen to my study music. 

anonymous asked:

Not hating on lottie or anything (she is amazing and hard working) but she had it so easy, didn't go to a make up school or anything just worked under a reputed makeup artist coz her brother is a famous millionaire artist :/ when so many talented kids still don't get opportunities they truly deserve. The rich have it way too easy,not exactly inspirational. Had a normal kid with proper degrees gone to lou ,she would have been shooed away. Anyways all the best to her on her book.

But Lottie did work for her stuff, yes she might’ve used her connections but she worked hard. She did studied all she could, she went on tour with Lou to try and learn. You guys are going to tell me that if you had connections you wouldn’t use? Just because it’s “not fair”? Hell, if I had the connections she has I’d use them for sure! She didn’t exploit anyone in the process and is not using her brother’s name to get out there. I root for every kid with a dream and I hope they have the chance she had, but saying she got it easy because she has connections like she didn’t have to work for it, it’s not right

History and the difficult process of learning to tell better stories

Studying history well enables people and cultures to tell better stories, and to change in ways worth changing. This is difficult on a number of levels.

In order to learn things worth knowing about the past, we have to ask good questions, and we have to make an effort to find the real answers to those questions.

The basic premise of historical scholarship is that in order to know what happened in the past, you have to check. You may not find what you expect, and you may not like what you find. But what you find will be worth knowing, and it will inform your understanding of the present.

In historical research, anything can be questioned, and any question may well have an unexpected answer. In order to make a claim about the past within the rules of history, you have to do several things:

  • Explain what your claim is.
  • Reference evidence that supports your claim.
  • (Ex: documents that have survived from the period, artifacts, diaries, graves, laws, TV clips, junk mail, angry letters, hats, etc)
  • Make an argument about why your evidence supports your claim.
  • Reference other arguments, and explain why yours is a better explanation of the evidence

For instance:

  • Say, many historians argue that nobles in the year 500 in Hypothetical Country commonly kept implausible hounds.
  • Their evidence for this is that many nobles kept diaries that reference implausible hounds in great detail.
  • Their diaries also reference business transactions that we have independent evidence occurred. 
  • You don’t think implausible hounds exist.
  • You might argue that: we have lots of laws from that period, including livestock laws. None of them reference implausible hounds. 
  • We have found discarded animal bones for every animal referenced in the attested livestock laws. No one has ever made a credible claim to have uncovered the skeleton of an implausible hound.
  • These diaries also contain accounts of the authors’ encounters with dragons, and no one cites this as evidence that dragons actually existed.

People may be convinced by your argument, or they may not be. People may make counterarguments. They may argue in favor of positions that no one has ever taken seriously before.

For instance, people who are convinced that implausible hounds existed may start arguing that dragons also existed, making arguments along the lines that:

  • The diarists describe their own implausible hounds using very similar language to their horses and other domestic animals.
  • They describe dragons in very similar terms to lions and other dangerous wildlife. 
  • We know from many sources that they raised horses and that lions posed a threat to people and livestock.
  • The diaries also describe unicorns and flying hippopotamuses, and they use very different language to do so. No one claims to have personally encountered or raised one of these animals, it’s always a friend-of-a-friend or an elderly relative’s parent.
  • If dragons and implausible hounds were mythical, they would be described the same way as other mythical creatures, but they’re described in the same way as other real animals.
  • Many buildings were destroyed as a result of the unprecedented forest fires of 1000, including the courthouses that held most of the agricultural legal records. 
  • Given that we know so many records were destroyed, there’s no reason to assume that existing legal documents described all domesticated animals and all dangerous predators.
  • It’s generally agreed that implausible hounds were no longer kept after around the year 850, so it’s unsurprisingly that no new implausible hound laws were passed after the fires of 1000.
  • The dragon problem could also have resolved by then. We know that increased human population, agriculture, and improved weapons caused the extinction of several large predators.

As more investigation is done, researchers may turn up evidence that calls more things into question, for instance:

  • People who argue seriously that dragons existed search archives closely for dragon-related materials — and find some laws restricting dragon-hunting.
  • Or petitions to the king asserting that the local lord was neglecting his duty to provide adequate dragon-proof roofs.
  • A dig at a previously unexplored abandoned farm uncovers an unfamiliar animal skull that may be from an implausible hound.
  • Or a discarded merchants’ log listing dragon scale inventories and sales.
  • These documents and artifacts may be found to be a fraud, they may be found to be genuine, or there may be legitimate arguments to be made in both directions.
  • Or: Newly uncovered diagrams in a clearly authentic diary may have drawings of the animals called “implausible hounds”. 
  • The drawings look like horses and not canines, and look similar to drawings explicitly labeled as horses.
  • Many historians start arguing that “implausible hound” is how people referred to particularly good-tempered horses.
  • Or: There may be evidence discovered that dogs were unknown in Hypothetical Country until 1200.
  • (For instance, there may be records of foreign merchants importing hunting dogs in 1200, sparking a decades-long contentious theological and legal controversy about whether it was blasphemous to domesticate a predator.)

If people care enough to investigate the issue of implausible hounds, dragons, and life in Hypothetical Country, there’s probably a reason they care about it personally. That means that what they uncover may have implications that they don’t like, or have trouble assimilating into their worldview constructively.

For instance, implausible hounds, and the story of their past, may be greatly culturally important, maybe with this kind of story:

  • Implausible hounds allowed the nobles to oppress everyone else.
  • They were vicious attack dogs, and no other people were permitted to own dogs.
  • Eventually, the common people courageously disobeyed these laws. They started raising their own dogs, for protection and companionship rather than attack and oppression.
  • The nobles tried to crack down on the peasants and their dogs, but failed because of the fundamental truth that a man and his dog are not easily separated. (And that these days, we understand the importance of including women in dog culture.). 
  • Resistance aided by dogs showed us that it is possible to rebel and win if we stick together, and led to the greater democratization of society.
  • This story is regularly referenced by preachers, politicians, teachers, writers, and just about everyone else.
  • In this context, uncovering evidence that implausible hounds may not have existed or may not have been dogs may feel deeply threatening.
  • People who make this argument may be seen as unpatriotic or immoral.
  • But even if implausible hounds didn’t exist, the country does.
  • And it has a real past, and some of what it believes about itself is true.
  • It can become more true, as it incorporates better understandings of what descriptions of implausible hounds meant
  • And where the cultural importance of dogs came from
  • And what role that played in democracy.
  • There are probably important truths in the stories about dogs and democracy, even if parts of them aren’t true
  • Learning what really happened doesn’t have to break the stories, but it does have to change them.
  • This doesn’t happen overnight, and can be difficult and uncomfortable.

More generally speaking: Historical evidence with unexpected implications can be threatening to your identity, values, or understanding of your culture. Most cultures have deeply held cultural believes about the past. Often, the best available evidence contradicts these beliefs. It can be very difficult to engage with both your culture and your understanding of the evidence at the same time. It’s also possible, and important.

Studying history involves emotional skills as much as it involves academic skills. One of the skills you need to do history well is to learn how to care more about understanding what really did happen than you do about believing the stories your culture has taught you. You don’t have to reject your culture to do take historical evidence seriously, and you don’t have to stand alone. You can learn these truths, as a member of your culture and tradition, and incorporate what you learn into your cultural self-understanding. This involves learning to construct a new kind of identity that can adapt to accommodate changes in your understanding of the past.

This is hard, but it gets easier. And it’s absolutely worth it.
The real past is much more complex and amazing than the imagined past. Learning about what really happened and how we got here can give us a much deeper understanding of who we really are. Seeing nuance in the past allows us to face complexity in the present. When we seek the truth about the past and take what we find seriously, it enables us to build a better future.

anonymous asked:

Sc: my BF came to help with studies, we were in the kitchen and my mom was behind us cooking dinner. He started rubbing my clit through my shorts and then not through the shorts. I was getting really wet and he was hard. My mom didn't suspect a thing. We decided to go upstairs. he ripped my clothes of and pushed me against the wall, he was still fingering me, then lay on the bed (me on top) and we fucked really hard. After, we went down for dinner and my mom said she heard banging. Best sex ever

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god the internet was down for a day so i didnt post this yesterday but yeee

Day 4: Space

gothy alien scientist is trying to study this stupid human’s magic powers (for science), but the stupid human won’t stop flirting with her and showing off her useless pretty space powers. it’s a hard knock life.

(also that is a real orange dress you can buy from.. dragonberry i think? i took photos on my phone months ago because i knew i wanted to use it for spacey things, and now i have.)

What they were like as little kids:
  • Makoto: Makoto was quite shy when he was little, and would have needed a push from Haru or to just know he was there in order to feel more at ease and confident. Makoto, despite his insecurities was very willing to try new things and would always try his best no matter what it was. Once breaking through Makoto's shyness he was a very warm and caring child, always trying to put his friends before himself and encouraging anyone and everyone.
  • Haruka: Haru has been a very reserved and private person ever since he was little. It took Makoto's friendship to get him to open up a little more eventually. Haru was a very stubborn child and would question everything and everyone if he felt differently, or didn't understand. He didn't like to be bothered with things he deemed useless or unnecessary but if he saw that it affected someone he cared a lot about or they needed him he'd go out of his way albeit huffing and puffing.
  • Rin: Rin was a very bright, enthusiastic and romantic child. He'd never say no to a challenge and would just take them head on. He could be very pushy and oblivious towards others feelings sometimes whether he realized it or not when he really wanted something and could come off as selfish, especially to Haru.
  • Nagisa: Nagisa was very cheerful and carefree, much how he is now, and always wanted to be of use and helpful, especially to his swim club senpais. He was very driven and dedicated when it came to something he enjoyed doing, even more when it was something he could do with his friends. He didn't like it when people overlooked his good qualities, or when people took advantage of him or pushed him around just because he was younger and smaller, especially since he worked so hard to be acknowledged.
  • Rei: Rei has always been a very brainy kid. Dedicating his time to his studies and anything school related. He often preferred reading a book than playing with his schoolmates. He was a very diligent and careful child, and very mature for his age. This might have been a problem for him since maybe Rei and his schoolmates didn't quite see eye to eye so he probably had many disagreements or even teasing from their part. He wasn't affected by it very much, he'd just shrug it off and carry on with whatever he was doing.
  • Nitori: Nitori seems like he was a very fragile child who constantly had his parents attention, be it from being ill or just them worrying about him. Although he might've been a bit of an overprotected child, Ai was still very curious and would always be asking questions or trying to find things out on his own much to his parents chagrin since he would always end up in some sort of trouble, like a scraped knee or an asthma attack from running too much.
  • Seijuro: Sei probably was a really hard-working kid that always tried to be helpful to everybody, meaning he most likely was one that would help old people cross the street and help get a kitten down from a tree. He'd be willing to put others needs before his own, but wouldn't hesitate to be a necessary pressure if someone needed a push. He has always been confident and cheerful and very determined.
  • Momotarou: Momo must have been quite a handful when he was little. Since he's such an active, loud and carefree person as a child he probably was quite unruly although his intention was never to cause trouble. He was probably a very curious child and got into a lot of trouble because of it, but he always had his big brother around in case he needed help or someone to be his alibi.
  • Sosuke: Sosuke was a very goal oriented kid. He was very competitive and strong-willed. He worked really hard for what he wanted and would push hard if something got in his way, much to how he is now. He valued friendship a lot even though his competitiveness sometimes got the best of him, but that wouldn't stop him. Sosuke was very dedicated to what he loved to do and also to the people he cared most about.
  • Kou: Kou was a really sweet child that looked up to her big brother a lot. She was probably very attached to her mother as well since she didn't get a chance to know her father. Kou was likely the kind of child that would be shy at first but five minutes later already have a best friend, and she wasn't afraid to speak her mind and would be the first kid in her class to volunteer to read aloud or sing a song.
Misslemage's GM Corner: Mythic/Epic

Okay, folks! Welcome back to the GM corner. Today we get to talk about a user submitted topic, Mythic and Epic material. I’m rather familiar with them so this might get a bit wordy. Hold on to your butts.

When discussing Mythic and Epic material, it is important to know what those two terms mean.

Mythic is a new inherited power template that adds tiered power sets to your character. You choose a Mythic path, such as Archmage or Champion. And you get abilities related to that path as you complete heroic trials and do great deeds beyond normal heroic types. These are your mythological heroes, your Heracles, your Arthur, your Sigurd. Leaping between mountain peaks, wrestling giants to the ground, casting a Meteor Swarm so mighty it levels a large fortress. Mythic doesn’t start out that way though. It can only get stronger as you do, so a First level mythic character cannot do world breaking things as described above, but they can expend some Mythic Power to get things like a free charge attack or cast a spell you don’t know.
You also gain access to Mythic Feats, which typically make your current feats way more powerful, or give you new mythic abilities entirely. There is also Mythic spellcasting, which gives you powered up versions of your favorite spells. Magic Missiles that ignore Shield, True Strike that gives a bonus to multiple swings. Even new spells like Terraform that let you turn scorched wasteland into lush forests or jungles.

Epic levels are a different thing altogether, made popular in 3.0 edition Dungeons and Dragons.
Epic level material is exclusively used after your character reaches level 20, which is normally the peak of character development. You have ceased gaining class features, your attack bonus maxes out for your class, and in Pathfinder, you get your Capstone ability if you used all 20 levels on one class. That’s the end… but not really. Because Epic levels work a bit differently in 3.0/3.5, and converting them up isn’t terribly hard. They are levels gained beyond the 20 cap, granting even higher power and more versatility. You are looking here at the Elminster, the Halaster Blackcloak, the gods among men from DnD settings. You start dealing in Epic Feats, such as knowing all languages or starting to naturally gain DR/- or higher base stats.
Then there are Epic Spells, rare but exceedingly powerful abilities that can range from Hellball, a massive evocation dealing damage of all types in a burst worthy of a tactical nuke, to Origin of the Species, where you WHIP UP YOUR OWN LIFE FORM. Seriously, Epic Magic is insanely powerful. As are any characters above 20th. When you start seeing 30+ Strength characters who went 20 Paladin/5 Monk on their sheets, you start having to plan for some pretty hellish encounters.

Now, my personal preference is to use Mythic when dealing with Pathfinder, and Epic back in DnD. Because they were made for those games, and work better within their respective rulesets. Epic doesn’t translate terribly well into Pathfinder. But Mythic can give you the same effects in a sense. Each Mythic tier gives bonus HP, new feats and abilities, etc… kind of like a class level with no BAB or save progression. If you use it as intended, people gain tiers 1-10 (ten being maximum Mythic tier) at levels 1-20, never able to have a mythic tier more than half their current level. I found a new way to use Mythic, instead treating it as Epic. After level 20, when they have dome a signifigantly neat thing, grant them Tier 1. When they have completed more trials, grant another tier. Just like levels.

Now this all sounds like a great time. Supremely powerful characters fighting forces beyond mortal power. But now is the time to ask yourself a few questions before throwing these things into your campaign.

1: DOES MY STORY NEED THIS?
Games like these are about telling a story. You have characters on quests to do… something. If the end of your game is supposed to be a fight against, say, a demon-lord who has killed a god and started to drink from his power? Mythic is for this kind of game typically. It is for doing things that a mundane swordsman, priest or mage has no chance to accomplish. If your endgame is a battle to sieze control of the Tyrants castle and claim your independance, you might not need this. The level of realism drops with every Mythic tier. You stop having relatable heroes and start running superheroes.

2. CAN MY WORLD HANDLE THIS?
Powers like these actually alter how your heroes and villains interact with the world. If you are running a gritty militarized campaign, single unit heroes like Herc come in and smash an entire battalion single handedly. Are you prepared to have dungeons solved not by reverse gravity puzzles, but simply making a 40+ jump check. Because that’s what you are coming into. These are characters that can accidentally destroy a farming community with a single mythic fireball spell placed in the wrong spot. People who can bluff their way into being handed a magic sword for copper pieces and then walk away unremembered by the guy they swindled. Do not underestimate the effects these types of heroes can have on your game.

3. EPIC or MYTHIC?
As I said above, I have personal preferences on this one. But when it comes to looking at your campaign, look at a few details. If you want the power increase to start gradually sometime before level 20? Consider Mythic. If you plan on only giving a couple increases over the average character? Mythic. If you want high tiered characters going up against godlike beings? Probably Epic. Want characters who are masters of many different classes? Epic. Need world smashing magic? …either way works.

Well, that about wraps up my thoughts on Epic and Mythic material. If you do plan on using them, study the mechanics and think hard before making a decision. They are great storybuilding tools, but like any tool they need to be used at the right time.

Thanks so much for reading this, if you liked it, leave me some notes and let me know what you want me to cover next. Happy Gaming!

the signs as things my friend has done
  • aries: literally chased me around with a lighter trying to set my hair on fire. we were in school.
  • taurus: the scary face she made when a sub claimed 'trees like it when they're cut down.'
  • gemini: was warned by a friend that guy was an undercover cop, thought friend was joking, then proceeded to piss off the guy so much she almost got arrested.
  • cancer: stopped talking to me for a week and then got mad bc i 'ignored' her.
  • leo: slammed down a catcaller so hard i'm still surprised he survived.
  • virgo: tried to force one of our friends to leave during a study session bc he was disctracting us. got so mad she chased him with a chair.
  • libra: casually dated two guys at the same time with the same name and sign.
  • scorpio: was so intimidating that she managed to scare off a girl she didn't like simply by standing near her.
  • sagittarius: started slamming a girl and claiming the girl was hater and did not see the irony of what she was doing.
  • capricorn: somehow managed to get chased by a crazy homeless person in one of the quietest streets in our country.
  • aquarius: immediately guessed a guy was a capricorn bc he looked like a goat (was actually right).
  • pisces: has a habit of giving people fake names whenever she's out.
"They did a study on sensory integration and it didn't help autistic kids at all."

I was told that by a staunch ABA supporter once.

I didn’t have the words to counter this at the time, but here are the words now.

Did they use the exact same techniques with all of the subjects? Because that’s not how sensory processing differences work.

What was the criteria for inclusion in the study? Because if it was just “autism diagnosis” that’s not right either.

Sensory processing differences exist; I know partly because I have them myself. But even without that personal experience, how hard is it to think critically about the possibility that someone whose brain works differently from the typical brain might process sensory input differently as well?

Are you telling me that because there was a study (that probably wasn’t scientifically as sound as you imagine it was) you would also ignore a typical child’s refusal to wear particular socks since you don’t feel that they are itchy but the child does? Because you would have to do that, if you were going to be consistent here.

One study is one study. If there were ten studies and they were all sound in design, then maybe okay I could see your point.

People are different from each other. I know ABA is one-size fits all (even though you say it’s individualized) but life isn’t and people aren’t. Approaches need to vary depending on the actual needs of the person, not a diagnosis.

(Also, psychology is a soft science and there are a LOT of variables that people who run these kinds of studies pretend don’t exist, and the laypeople who read the reports in the newspaper don’t know about such things and it’s not like the science reporters bother to be accurate anyway.)

talesofscienceandlove  asked:

Hey, dont sugar coat it. Back then women didn't go to college bc we weren't allowed to. We were excluded. They told us NO! It wasnt bc of the stuff from that Business Insider article. It was hard core sexism that we still see today and if we dont actively fight it is always ready to rear its ugly head. Its a big difference bc "few women went to college" and "back then women were actively excluded from scientific studies even if they showed they were smart enough."

Right, but thus things were in that time, nothing can be done. In any case the link to BI refers to what is still happening today, not its historical causes. Perhaps you find interesting this extensive article in The New York Times: Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie (bottom row, third from left).

(And please, notice that Curie was the only person in the picture with 2 Nobel prizes, I mean, her spot in the photo was fully justified)

voguebikini  asked:

Advice please. I didn't do that well first semester, do u think if I really work hard I can do well 2nd semester? It's just that first I studied but I didn't do well idk why

Of course you can! Maybe review your last semester and see where exactly you went wrong and what you can do to fix it. Look back over your study methods and see if they’re right for your learning type. Get motivated from your last semester and use that motivation to strive towards a particular goal. Set yourself a goal but then divide it up into smaller more attainable goals that you can achievable goals that you can reach easily, these will keep you motivated towards reaching the main goal!

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here are all the (non-zoo) sketchbook pages in my new animal sketchbook so far.  another post is coming for the ones done from live ref, but these were all done via photographs (except for a few at the top of page 3 which is the tail end of class at the LA zoo on saturday)

more description in the captions~