long term vs short term

anonymous asked:

You know what? I think things are looking up. Promo for JA is annoying but doing promo for unlikeable people isn't exactly out of the norm for any celebrity. And it also demonstrates how that teams focus is on James (long term) vs Louis (short term?). But look at all the other good things we have got recently.

“And it also demonstrates how that teams focus is on James (long term) vs Louis (short term?)”

i think this is a really important point to bear in mind. i like your optimism anon it’s always appreciated around here!

Jon’s vs. Jorah’s priorities

I may make a 707 commentary post later, but I wanted to point out 2 things:

1. Jorah vs. Jon’s priorities.  When discussing travel plans w/D, their priorities were clearly contrasted. Jorah’s 1st priority was what’s SAFEST FOR *HER* bc Jorah is in love with D.   (fyi, their dialogue is under the cut as memory aid. Compare this to Jon who would rather D face added danger, than have her travel ahead to Winterfell via her dragons. Jon’s argument isn’t that his plan is safer for D or Jorah’s concerns are not reasonable.  The danger to D from traveling out in the open is accepted as both real & unnecessary.  

Jon claims he prefers his plan bc it will make the Northerners more likely to accept her.  It doesn’t matter if that’s the truth or not bc whatever the reason, Jon’s plan isn’t a plan that puts D first.  Jon’s priority is the mission/the North? Jon is putting D at risk to look out for them. By this choice, the writers are helping the audience to pick up that Jon is not in love with D.  The writers are using Jorah’s actions to represent what we should expect a man deeply in love with her would do in this situation.  It’s an intentional comparison just like Jorah turning back to look at D when they parted while Jon did not.  That was a subtle contrast, but bc of the leaked outlines, we know D&D considered that an important part of the story they’re telling, and this is as well.

Reddit ppl excused Jon failing to turn back bc they claimed he was hyper focused on the mission. Or they said Jon wasn’t in love with her YET.  But, they strongly state as if fact, the wight rescue changed that for Jon, hence his hand holding in the boat cabin.  Nope.  D&D once again spent precious 707 screen time to show that Jorah cares about D on a level that Jon simply doesn’t.

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anonymous asked:

Studying physics tips?

It’s 1 am and I’m practically comatose so this may not make any sense but here’s a quick, short list of physics study tips (did that rhyme?).

“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.” - Richard Feynman

#1 - Enjoy It

There’s no point in doing something that you don’t wholeheartedly enjoy and this happens to be my main problem when it comes to actually finding the motivation to study, “Why should I spend hours doing something I hate?”. So, before settling down for a long physics session, or any other science-related revision, here are a few videos I like to watch to get me in the spirit: ‘Ode to A Flower’ (this is actually the video that made me want to start a vaguely science related studyblr), ‘How Does Do Science’ and ‘Why Professor Brian Cox Loves Physics’.

#2 - Understand It

Although it is useful to know that kinetic energy = 0·5 x mass x velocity2, studying physics shouldn’t be about memorizing useless equations, it should be about learning what situation makes different equations useful and understanding the basic concept behind your problem. This way, you’re studying for long term results vs the short term results that come with pure memorization.

#3 - Google It  Crash Course It

The internet is extremely useful when studying but, sorry, Crash Course is your new best friend. With courses on Economics, Philosophy, Biology and most importantly Physics (as well as many others) there’s almost nothing that you can’t learn from CC.

#4 - Practice It

Pretty notes are useless if you don’t actually practice and this goes for almost all subjects. Practice questions and past papers are, in my opinion, one of the best ways to revise especially since they can be easily found all over the internet. For my GCSE studyblr’s, AQA puts out past papers with mark schemes and examiner reports which are extremely helpful.

#5 - Be On Top Of It

This applies for all subjects but If you’re anything like me, procrastination will be the end of you and your good grades if you let it tempt you. A 10 minute break can easily turn in to a 3 hour day break if you’re not careful. To combat this, I make my goals smaller. So, instead of saying, for example, “I’m going to write a book in a week!” say, “ I’m going to write a chapter everyday!”.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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anonymous asked:

What do you think, if anything, would cause shunk to have a serious fight??

Man, a lot of things?

I think the biggest source of their fights would be long term views vs short term views.  They kind of flip flop on their perspectives, but in each case they take the opposite view.  

In the short term, Hunk tends to be more nervous of failure.  He doesn’t like doing things he’s afraid will blow up in his face.  He doesn’t like seeing an ‘F’ on the top of his paper, doesn’t like getting hurt, doesn’t like when things crumple from under his feet.  And Shiro’s not a fan of those things but he’s also not daunted by them.  It helps that he’s usually the sort of person who picks up on concepts or actions quickly, so he’s never really had a problem with short term failure.  

To put it simply: Shiro is more adventurous.  He wants to go out and do, to get messy and learn from it.  Hunk would rather watch first.  So I think they probably have arguments over if Shiro is being reckless or if Hunk needs to come out of his shell.  These don’t start serious, more gentle prodding, but eventually they can build up and bubble over into something a lot more meaningful.

Then there’s long term.  The thing about long term is that Hunk has his eyes on the prize.  Hunk is thinking ahead four or five steps, planning out future goals.  He used to have one of those massively complicated ‘five year plans’ where he’d carefully check off each step to watch his progress.  Hunk thinks that organization and focus is part of what got him into the GG.

Shiro is not.  Not for himself, anyway.  He looks, at most, a few months into the future.  He has plans for issues that are one step away (’what happens if I die?  Keith takes over’ ‘what happens if we can’t form Voltron?’ ‘What happens if someone is sick?’), but nothing beyond that.  Shiro has no plans for Earth, no plans for past the next few battles, no plans for life.

It frustrates Hunk to no end that Shiro can’t seem to care beyond a certain level. It irritates Shiro constantly that Hunk pushes him to, when he just doesn’t have the time or energy for that.  Everything he has is going toward making sure things to fail in the next few months, and keeping them alive in the moment.  Hunk thinks that Shiro is making terrible choices long term because of this blind spot (such as his eating habits, which don’t exactly scream ‘I’ll live to see 40′).  Shiro thinks that those things don’t matter in the face of not dying, in the face of what he’s come out of. He doesn’t have much of a chance of living till 30 at this point, who the hell cares about 40?

That’s the source of most of their fights.

anonymous asked:

Cris, after reading the post about the long-term vs short-term strategies, how unusual would it be for Louis to only do one album with Syco/Epic, if that is indeed the case? I just can't remember ever seeing an artist do one album with a label and then going to another one. I think Louis' circumstances are very unusual, so I wouldn't be surprised by this and I'm sure another label would jump at the chance to sign him. However, I still think Epic might be the long term label, if Syco is out.

Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head, Louis’ situation is very unusual. He’s got a huge, passionate, engaged fanbase, but his name is not widely known to the general public. He’s part of a literal phenomenon of a band that made money hand over fist, but never got the critical and public recognition they deserved.

So he’s a sure thing and a long shot all at the same time for a label.

So with that in mind, I don’t think a one album deal is out of the question, in fact if I were him, with the desire to continue making music butting up against my own internal questioning about whether that’s what I really wanted to do as a career, a one album deal would be the perfect way to wade in, show my stuff, and then decide if that’s how I want to go forward.

And if I was a label head, a one album deal with someone that I know would make good music, bring attention to my other artists, and at minimum not cost me any money (since it’s a distribution deal), but with the possibility of making good money for the label, it would be a win-win. Especially if he’s in a situation to sign solely with Epic after the Syco part of the deal is over if they both agree.

Not saying that’s what happened, because I don’t know, obviously, and Syco may have an option to extend past a one album deal IF that’s what they have now, but I don’t think it’s entirely out of the question.

MBTI and Character Study: An Intro

Back in college, I did my independent study on the Myer-Briggs personality traits and how it relates to acting, character study, and plot development.  I took an in-depth look at each type, found character that fit this type, and studied why it impacted the choices they made.  I did this in an attempt to delve deeper into a character’s motivations, and try to gain a better understanding on how they view the world.  

Before I go into each type, I wanted to do an overview of why these traits matter, what they mean in isolation, and how it impacts character development.  This will serve as a foundation for each type analysis, and help explain exactly what these types mean!  Enjoy!

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So I’ve noticed a few people here snorting at our efforts to binge Netflix and buy YJ products in the hopes the show will be renewed for another season via Netflix. Mainly condescending “you know it’s not gonna work right” statements with no backup. I’m all for being realistic, but I’m also all for looking at the data/evidence and seeing what makes the most sense.

Reasons why Netflix would renew YJ for another season (or more!):

Basically it all boils down to profit, yeah? Well..

  • DC comics is a huge cash cow right now, and the more cows, the merrier. People are in a superhero mood! Just look at the successful DCTV shows (The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow), all the upcoming DC live-action movies (BvS, Suicide Squad, and that whole huge lineup of Justice League movies), and the animated movies as well. Look at how many new fans this is creating. Look at all the DC merchandise being sold everywhere. This is the equivalent of like, the cambrian explosion. But with $$.
  • Netflix Originals are profitable. Just look at the list, and how many of those have been renewed or are pending compared to the small number that have ended. Renewed = show is doing very well and is bringing in $$. And the more original content Netflix has that no one else has, the longer members will stay with Netflix. Basically, Netflix’s biggest competitors are HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and if Netflix can get their mitts on something that’ll keep credit-card-wielding customers from making the switch to the other two platforms, then they win.
  • YJ already has a huge, established, dedicated fanbase. What company doesn’t rub their hands together at that? And maybe with better research on the demographic watching the show, they’ll make better marketing choices on merchandise and that equals more $$.
  • I also saw a post saying this is all just the creators/producers/people involved “playing” us (but with no further description), and yeah, ok. Let’s entertain the idea that the sole reason they’re asking us to binge the show is to collect the residuals (payment they get when each episode is streamed.. although Netflix and WB may have just worked out an upfront package). But residuals is nothing compared to all the money they’ll make if the show is renewed. Short term small money vs long term big money? Doesn’t take a business major to figure that one out.

Of course, none of this matters if Netflix can’t get the rights from Cartoon Network (and/or Warner Bros? I don’t remember). But, if CN is seeing Netflix fighting for this show (and all the profit it’ll bring), then CN will probably also consider renewing it themselves. It’s like if you’re a professor at a university and you want a pay raise. What do you do? You apply for another position elsewhere. And once your current university gets wind of this, they go oh crap! we gotta keep them! And they offer you a promotion. Ain’t nuthin like a healthy dose of competition to keep the cash flowin.

Either way, now’s probably the BEST chance of showing support for the show in hopes of it getting renewed, so don’t let those debbie downers take your hope away. Remember: if you want something, it’s up to you to go get it, and even if it doesn’t go according to plan, at least you tried. because you’ll fail 100% of the time if you don’t try. /cheesy motivation

And we’re just binging Netflix shows anyway. That’s like, what we do on a daily basis. Hardly hard work, yeah?

Anyway! Just my 2 cents! 

(oh and gif by supagirl go check out their other yj gifs)

Call for Submissions: Hoax #11 - Feminisms and STRATEGY

We are totally ecstatic to announce that the topic for Hoax #11 will be feminisms and STRATEGY.

We are eager for feminists of all backgrounds and genders to submit to Hoax #11! We ask that you read the following three links before you submit: mission statement, core values, and goalsgeneral Hoax FAQssubmission FAQspotential ideas for material on the topic of strategy include, but are not limited to,:

  • Goals: How we aim to act & who we want to become; Thinking about the future of feminism; Short term vs. long term planning; What we would ideally like to see in our feminist movements

  • Community Organizing: Indigenous organizing (working within communities) in comparison to non-profit & legislative organizing; Methods in which we attempt to gauge change (grant cycles, report cards, the DSM, journaling, etc.); Theoretical approaches to community organizing; Observing noticeable differences in our communities; Colonization & gentrification; Working within collective structures; Community organizing as as social justice buzzword; Community organizing as an academic discipline

  • Legislation: The pros & cons of legislative reform; Critiques of the professionalism of activism and the non-profit industrial complex; Does “radical” always mean a rejection of legislative reform?; Obtaining legal aid; Social factors that impact our relationship to police; When & if can the master’s tools be used to fuck with the master’s house; The process of grant writing and obtaining funding for specific projects; How receiving money for feminist organizing may prevent burnout

  • Relationships: Strategies to make relationships more equitable and less hierarchical; Discussing feminism & anti-oppression issues with people who don’t “get it”; Engaging with loved ones who are struggling; How to make feminism more “inclusive” & accommodate people of various identities & lived experiences; Peer support & mutual aid; Strategies to foster healthy community; Strategies to deal with grief, loss,& trauma; Bringing gaps

  • Sex and Sexuality: “Queering” our sexual relationships; Strategies of setting boundaries and enacting holistic consent; Strategies of enacting healthy “sex positivity”; The development of a materialist feminist lens for discussing sex work; Developing healthy & lasting means of healing from sexual trauma; Asexuality, abstinence, celibacy, & other separations from compulsory sexual interactions; Building queer platonic relationships in the age of online dating; Strategies to discuss HIV/AIDS & STIs in non-shaming ways

  • History: Feminist strategies that have been (in)effective; When and how to reinvent the wheel; Racism in the feminist movement; “Women’s only” spaces as a feminist strategy / Is it possible to create gender-segregated spaces that are actually inclusive?; Personal reflections

  • Education: Feminist parenting; Feminism as an academic discipline & the academic industrial complex; The relationship between theory and praxis; “Teaching” feminism to young people; Cross-generational feminist dialogue; How to turn mistakes into learning moments & undo “call out culture”; The pros & cons of identity-based caucusing in undoing racism, sexism, etc.

  • Visibility / Communication / Media: Strategies to effectively use social media; Zines versus blogs; Self-expression (or lack thereof) & its relation to feminism, queerness, zine making, etc; Changing nature of information-sharing as it relates to feminism; How the media changes perception of time & social justice work; Personal exposure & secrecy; How to create inclusive feminist terminologies

  • Accessibility: Reaching out to feminists who are geographically isolated; Addressing classism within feminism & how poverty impacts accessibility; Addressing dis/ability and making feminist spaces more physically accessible; The establishment of sober spaces & strategies for sober people to feel safer in drinking spaces; How to establish “safer spaces” in general

  • DIY Tutorials: Crafting; Sex toys; Menstrual products for people who bleed; Developing workshops

We also need lots of artwork that will format properly as background designs — this means fitting properly into a vertical 5.5 x 8.5 page and contrasting well in grey scale. We would strongly prefer art that does not just portray thin / white / cis / able-bodied people.

Please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by OCTOBER 15th, 2015. If you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! As always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. The sooner you send us yr work and ideas, the better!

Thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine! We are looking forward to seeing yr work!

Please re-blog to spread the word! 

In Solidarity,

rachel & sari

Another thing about this election, I feel like, though this is fairly simplified, we’re looking at short term issues vs. long term solutions. It’s completely understandable that people are looking at the short term issue of “must keep the creamsicle nightmare that is Trump/Pence out of office.” But it’s also true that in the long term, continuing to elect so-called progressive candidates like Hillary Clinton who reinforce capitalism and keep bombing the shit out of any country that steps out of line or has oil and continues the dominance of the military industrial complex over the entire world.

I’ve seen anarchists argue that making small, short term fixes to problems just acts to appease the masses and keeps real revolution from happening. But how do you expect people to risk their safety, well-being, and their very lives by accepting a Trump presidency that may or may not lead to actual revolution? And all the same risks apply during the actual revolution, and more. Yet at the same time, the longer it takes for people to change, the more people die from capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and all the rest that would take revolution to change before the majority of us die of old age.

Is it possible to balance short term fixes and larger, long term solutions when it comes to the big societal issues?