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In order for Socialism to work, the populace must be convinced that the government taking their money is a good thing. What better way to convince them than through Christian teachings?

Which is why I’m Left wing fiscally, but right wing socially. The society where Socialism is implemented in needs a strong moral backbone with an emphasis on God and community in order for Socialism to succeed.

Why You Should Pay Attention In Class, Feat. Dad and Dr. Puck

Gather ‘Round everyone, it’s time for another installment of Family Lore!

So back in the late 60′s  dad was getting his undergraduate at Cal Poly, because Dad was an early proto-nerd  (like really, he wrote a bunch of the groundwork for the thing that would eventually become the internet), and Cal Poly had one of the first comp sci programs in the country.   Also, it was like 10 miles from home, so he didn’t have to move out. However, because this was undergrad, dad had to take a bunch of non-major courses, so he decided to do geology because he’d been good at identifying rocks in boy scouts.

The course was taught by  gentleman named Dr. Puck, yes really, who was a brilliant geologist, but teaching a bunch of somewhat uninterested just-out-of-high-school kids about rocks can wear on you, even if you aren’t some sort of deranged fey creature.  So he tried his best to make it interesting, and Dad and most of the other kids had a fairly interesting time.

HOWEVER

Dad recounts that there were two girls in class who spent the entire time blowing off lecture, talking and generally being a distracting nuisance, until they heard that a quiz was coming up, then they’d pester and bully anyone for notes, usually Dad.  This went on for about three months and virtually everyone in class was grinding their teeth at these two, but Dad in particular, who did not appreciate being accosted in the hall by these two, who would alternately offer sexual favors for his notes, or threaten to start rumors about him if he didn’t help them study.  Puck knew some shit was up, but dad wasn’t eager to start legal action in his first semester, not to mention it was the 60′s and rampant patriarchy would have meant nobody would have believed him.

One Day, Dr. Puck organized a field for the class to the Santa Cruz Mountains, which are full of all manner of interesting geology things, most notably, fossils.  Really stinking cool ones.  Everyone is having a nice time hiking through the hills, looking at all the picturesque geology, when they round a corner and see a Big Goddamn RIB, just sticking out of the side of the trail.  Everyone goes OOOOOOH appreciatively, and Puck explains that this is an ancient Whale that UC Santa Cruz was digging up, but he knew someone in their geo department, so he got the goods on the site.

He then explains, in grand gestures and with the sort of vivacity that only people of Fey ancestry can muster, how this used to be an ancient seabed, but due to the magic Natural Geologic Process of Continental drift and Uplift, this whale was now some 2000 feet above sea level.  He spent a good twenty minutes telling the tale, while everyone took notes.

Almost everyone.

Literally the moment after Puck finished, one of the girls finally noticed the GIANT FUCKING RIB and asked him “But Dr. Puck- how did  whale get all the way up here?”

Puck, somehow, did not explode, but instead stood up to his full five-feet-and-one-and-one half-inches and explained in his most deadpan, eloquent lecture voice.

“This is a Great Flying Whale of the Cretaceous Period.”  He gestured at the Rib.  “They used to migrate here to Santa Cruz to breed, from their winter grounds in Hawaii, and would build magnificent nests out of kelp.”

Dad recalls stuffing his notes into his mouth to keep from laughing.  His more silver-tongued classmates began to chip in.

“Didn’t they used to eat Stegosaurs?  Just swooped down and gobbled them up.”  a student asked, trying not to snicker.

“Indeed!  They were far from the gentle giants we have today!” Puck agreed.  “Teeth the size of your arm, and long sticky tongues to catch smaller prey with.”

“How did they fly?” Asked another, ready to hear a choice piece of bullshit.

“Oh, gravity was much weaker back then, so they could ‘swim’ through the air with only the aid of a few helium bladders.”  he nodded sagely.  “Yes, and when they fossilized, the bladders were preserved.  Santa Cruz has some of the finest Helium mines in the world thanks to these magnificent beasts.”

“Wow.”  Muttered one of the girls, scribbling notes furiously.  Dad unwaded the parper from his mouth, ready to drive the nail into the coffin.

“Is this going to be on the test?” He asked, sweetly.

“Oh yes.”  Puck nodded gravely.

Sure enough, two weeks later, there was a test, and at the very bottom was the following:

“EXTRA CREDIT: explain everything innacurate/wrong about The Great Flying Whales Of The Cretaceous Period.  One Point per Idea that makes me Laugh.”

And that’s how Dad walked out of geology with 106% and the invaluable knowledge that people will believe ANYTHING if you speak with enough conviction.

Theory: How Seven Knows It’s a Game+Why He Doesn’t Remember Unknown

This theory is a continuation from V’s Disappearance ft 707, so if you haven’t checked it out, I’ll ask you to do so first before continuing ^^


WARNING: VERY LONG POST/THEORY EXPLAINING THE WHOLE STORY FROM BEGINNING TO END. SO OF COURSE, MAJOR SPOILERS.

This post is about a theory that covers the following:

-The Reset Theory

-What happens to V, Rika, and Saeran after each route (why they don’t capture the RFA members) 

-How Seven is able to remember events from the other routes

-But how he’s unable to remember anything pertaining to Unknown

-How the Wizard could be involved *wink wonk* 

-And which characters may have had a wish *nudge nudge* 


NOTE: Keep in mind that this post will contain definite spoilers from MysMe. However, this theory will have Dandelion aspects *cough* the Wizard *cough*. So already, it will be confusing for people who have not played the game. Yet. But for the MysMe-only fans, you can continue reading up until the part with The Wizard/Reset Theory section before confusion starts settling in…    

But it’s highly recommended that you complete AT LEAST ONE ROUTE from Dandelion before continuing with the rest of the post (apart from Jieun’s).   

Credit also goes to Choiipo for working together alongside me in forming this post :)


RECAP FROM MY PREVIOUS THEORY/What happens after each route (except for Luciel’s):

The order of the routes go in the following: Yoosung —> Zen —> Jaehee —> Jumin —> 707

-So remember how we came up with a theory where DURING the parties in Zen’s and Jaehee’s routes and AFTER the party in Jumin’s and Yoosung’s routes, V goes to Mint Eye but has no idea that Luciel is secretly following him?

AFTER THE PARTY IN YOOSUNG’S ROUTE:

-But before we carry on with this, let’s make another theory.

-Let’s assume that there could’ve been a deadline Rika set for the RFA members to join Mint Eye. And since Saeran and V are the ones in charge of bringing the RFA to Magenta, they could have failed to complete their mission by the deadline. (after all, V was the one to set the date for the party, right?)

-Really, no one in the party is harmed and no one is taken away. Literally nothing happens to anyone despite Saeran promising the RFA that he’ll take them to Paradise ._.

-Why is he unable to do so? Well, both he and V get PUNISHED by Rika for failing to meet the deadline.  

-And Luciel see this event unfold before him since he followed V. He finds out that Rika is alive, his brother has been brainwashed, V was lying the entire time etc.

-Among the chaos, V dies and Rika commits suicide (as proven by Zen’s prophetic dream where he dreamed they were walking away from him with their backs turned. He says this in the chatroom before the party in Jaehee’s route)


Who Made the Wish:  

-The disciples become afraid and run away, since their savior has died, leaving Luciel and Saeran alone.

-This leads to a fight/argument. As they fight, Saeyoung claims that he didn’t intend to leave Saeran alone with their mom while Saeran claims Saeyoung purposely abandoned him etc.

-As they argue, they become desperate and determined in convincing the other twin is wrong, resulting in having desperate wishes.

-They meet the Wizard.    


The Wizard/Reset Theory:

-So introductions are made.

-The Wizard then asks Saeyoung and Saeran their wishes.

-Saeran’s wish would be something like torturing Saeyoung.

-Saeyoung’s wish would be something along the lines of wanting to go back and change his actions of leaving Saeran for the agency.

-But the Wizard says if he were to grant this wish, he would need to “turn back time” (meaning, travel to another timeline since time can’t physically be stopped). And doing this would mean that the RFA will not meet the MC in the future of that timeline…

-So basically, there’s no chance that the MC will meet the RFA in that timeline because:

1. Saeyoung would continue to look after Saeran and reject the idea of being a hacker.

2. Therefore, Rika wouldn’t have taken the chance to take Saeran away and brainwash him.

3. And if Saeran weren’t brainwashed, he wouldn’t have lead the MC to the apartment in the first place.

-Saeyoung would not want that, since the MC is mainly the reason why the RFA started to hold the party again. Really, she made a difference with the RFA, right? Or… would that truly be the case? Could Saeyoung be thinking she’s just as important as Saeran due to her role in the RFA…? 

-So the Wizard makes it so that he can give Saeyoung another chance to save Saeran whilst being able to meet the MC starting from “Day 1” which is where the reset theory comes into place. 

-This wish is granted and Saeyoung’s memories of “Unknown” are erased in exchange.

-But wait, Saeran has the wish of torturing Saeyoung.

-Well, remember the theory of Seven having feelings for the MC in every route that’s still currently floating around Tumblr right now?

-Now let’s say that the Wizard is aware of this fact because he is the Wizard after all. It’s been proven in Dandelion that he is able to read people’s true feelings and desperate wishes. (Has it been proven….? ._.)  

-He uses this fact to his advantage when granting Saeran’s wish. The Wizard grants this wish by resetting the game after each route and ensuring that Luciel’s memories during each of those routes are kept in his memory. This would be the Wizard’s way of torturing Saeyoung.

-Which is where the line from the opening song: “Someone set us up to play in this secret game” comes into place. In my opinion, I think this line refers to the Wizard (I mean, I’m not the only one who feels it would be strange if this line refers to Unknown, right? ._. From what I know in Dandelion and Nameless, the Wizard is the one who likes calling his competitions, “games”).  

-This is also a bit like “hitting two birds with one stone” because:

1) He’s granting wishes. 

2) He’s having more fun than before since he’s now hosting THREE games at the same time.    

-So keep in mind:

-The only memories that are erased from Seven are the ones revolving around Unknown as payment.  

-And Saeran’s memories of the events in each of the routes may or may not be erased. However, he is able to still remember Luciel.


RESET  

DAY 1 (ZEN’S ROUTE):

-Seven wakes up to find that the whole thing restarts and remembers details of Yoosung’s route, and is unable to recall anything about Unknown since his wish was to be able to save Saeran again.

-He also can’t remember following V and seeing Rika and Saeran because it’s one of the memories that’s been taken away by the Wizard since Saeran is a major part of it.

DURING THE PARTY IN ZEN’S ROUTE:

-Basically, the same thing happens over again except this time, this is set DURING the party when Luciel and V aren’t exactly present. Luciel finds out about the existence of Mint Eye from following V. V somehow dies and Rika commits suicide after etc.

-This leaves Saeran and Saeyoung alone.

-Fight commences.  

-The twins are both whisked to the Wizard again, having no memory of him whatsoever since no client is able to remember their meeting with the Wizard after their wish is granted.  

-Or…. is that really the case?

-What about the fact that Luciel actually knows it’s a GAME?

-Such as how he tells Zen to not say his backstory in Yoosung’s route and how in a phone call, he congratulates the MC for reaching Jaehee’s good ending?

-One possible answer: the Wizard chooses to not take away his memories of the Wizard himself. 

-Why? (SPOILERS FOR THE TRUE STORY OF DANDELIONHe wants to show Luciel what it feels like watching the person you love fall in love with a different person each time. He wants Saeyoung to empathize with him and know what it’s like hosting the animals’ competition and “turning back time” after each route. (END OF SPOILERS)     


RESET

DAY 1 (JAEHEE’S ROUTE):

Seven still remembers everything.

DURING THE PARTY IN JAEHEE’S ROUTE:

The same process with V, Rika, Saeran, and Saeyoung happens again.


RESET

DAY 1 (JUMIN’S ROUTE):

Seven still remembers everything.

DAY 10 (WHEN THE MC CALLS HIM)

He finally breaks down and is unable to control his feelings/true emotions with the MC. At this point, he has become desperate and head over heels with the MC after realizing she has picked everyone else except for him.    

(SPOILERS FOR THE TRUE STORY OF DANDELION/NAMELESS) This is also exactly the same with Nameless’ feelings. In other words, Saeyoung is going through the same emotional state the Wizard and Nameless is going through as well in their own games. (END OF SPOILERS)

AFTER THE PARTY IN JUMIN’S ROUTE:

The same process with V, Rika, Saeran, and Saeyoung happens again.


RESET

DAY 1 (707′S ROUTE)

-So yeah, the whole purpose of this game is to ensure that Luciel is able to get the chance to save Saeran from Rika and V whilst being able to meet the MC starting at Day 1.

-The other purpose is to ensure Saeran’s wish of torturing Seven is granted.  

-And now the time has finally come for the MC to choose him. 

DAY 5/6?

-Unknown arrives at the apartment only for Luciel to also come along and find out Unknown’s true identity. Compared to the other routes, he is able to find out about Saeran quicker.  

DAY 11

-This is when different events start to occur. The whole process with Rika, V, Saeran, and Saeyoung begins to differ from the other routes because:

1. The MC comes along with Saeyoung instead of going to the party.

2. Vanderwood is now involved.  

3. Rika, Saeran, and V are now close to achieving their goal, rather than failing unlike in the other routes.

-These events are occurring because of how Vanderwood and the MC are now dragged into the process with Seven, Rika, V, and Saeran, resulting in leading to a different path altogether.  

-However, despite the plan going down the way it’s meant to be carried out, Saeran loses it when Rika decides to still punish him for the fact that he refuses to make Saeyoung a member of Mint Eye.

-Remember, Saeran doesn’t remember his wish with the Wizard. And he thinks Luciel still needs to be tortured.

-He shoots his gun, killing V.      

-Rika breaks down BUT doesn’t manage to commit suicide because:

-Jumin’s security guards manage to find them in the nick of time and handle the situation.

-Saeran and Saeyoung are unable to confront each other and realize their desperate wishes due to these events.

-This is when the resets stop.

-This is because Saeyoung doesn’t have a wish because Saeran is now safe from Rika and the MC has decided to spend her life next to Saeyoung’s side. He pretty much has everything he needs.  

-However, during the time when Saeran is being hospitalized, Saeyoung would have had a wish where he wants Saeran to be healed from his trauma with Rika.

-And Saeran would have had a wish where he wants to instead, die, if he can’t escape from Saeyoung.  

-But since both these wishes are pretty much opposing to each other, the Wizard wouldn’t really grant these wishes if it means ruining the other twin’s wish.

-And plus, it would mean all his efforts going to waste from hosting the game, so he promises them that they’ll have a happy ending (which they do) and doesn’t grant their wishes.  

-And the Wizard’s role is not needed anymore. But before he leaves the world of MysMe, he takes away Luciel’s memories revolving around the Wizard himself since:

1. Luciel doesn’t necessarily need to remember him. 

2. To replenish a tiny part of the powers he used to host all three games.

-And since the Wizard is a fourth-wall breaker (as proven from Nameless).

-He tampers with Saeyoung’s door and uses it to communicate with the player by thanking them for participating in the game.

-Which is why Saeyoung doesn’t understand why the frick the door would suddenly say that since his memories have been taken.    

-The Wizard then continues to observe the other games’ progresses in Dandelion and Nameless.

But that’s just a theory. A game theo- ok, I’ll stop.  


NOTE: This has to probably be one of the most important theories out of the rest of my other ones simply because it took quite a while to form this whole theory with the assistance of the wonderful Choiipo. It was a tad difficult making this as we had to ensure there would be no flaws and questions that needed to be answered (from what we could find) ;;; But thoughts/opinions are appreciated so I would really love it if anyone reblogs ^^ Criticism is also most definitely a plus, as it helps me develop my thoughts and learning as I make these theories :) So for anyone who feels the need to tell me that this has flaws or doesn’t make sense, DON’T HOLD BACK. (but make sure you have evidence, if any).  

But before you ask any questions, you may want to first check out my other post just to make sure that one of your questions will be similar to these (and that I’ve already answered them): http://cherrychipheart.tumblr.com/post/152720752118/remaining-questions 

Thanks to @choiipo @ayasunrise @777jewelrose777 for collaborating in this theory with me and seeing if there are any flaws in it :) You girls are amazing! 

@melizbeauty No idea if you’ll see this, but if you have time to spare, I’d really like to hear your thoughts :) 

@pixeledatom You haven’t yet replied to the theory that I messaged you XDD But that’s okay so I hope you won’t mind that I posted this before hearing your thoughts :)   

If anyone has any thoughts, theories or pretty much anything else relating to any Cheritz games, please feel free to share them/tag me ^.^ 

Children really do understand and resent when you do not respect them, or when they know you think of them as silly or stupid. But they typically lack the insight to understand their own age/the reason you find them cute rather than taking them seriously. They lack the ability to express this properly in ways adults will understand easily and so often this vague and unfocused frustration they feel (they are often unable to understand even why this upsets them) will result in likewise vague tantrums from them, or issues with being massively upset by minor things. Of course this is not the source of all tantrums but it is a major component- and of course what helps the absolute LEAST is refusal to listen (sometime time outs feature just shoving a child into a corner without even attempting to talk first) or making a child feel unreasonable and, resultingly, even less respected. I have stopped god knows how many tantrums by sitting a child down and asking what they are feeling and why- helping them through a process adults manage more easily. And my own parents have asked, “Hey how did you calm x down?” We talked about her feelings and now she’s expressed herself and doesn’t need to scream! I just talked to her! How would you like if you were upset and i assumed you had no reason to be?

anonymous asked:

What jobs can you get as a History major?

These links have some pretty cool info. They breakdown history jobs by industry.

Hope this helps!

i’m kind of fed up with the coy approach used for the divine in fantasy novels where the writer tries to have it both ways- on the one hand, the divine magic works (and in ways that aren’t easily explained away as non-divine), but on the other hand, the gods may or may not be real. this seems mostly to serve to have the world feel fake, with the characters not really acknowledging the fantasy stuff going on and treating it like they were in the real world and it was superstition. a way to avoid dealing with the elements of your fantasy world that would tear apart the high medieval france you’ve carefully ripped off, or at least render it accidentally interesting. 

of course, the majority of us live in societies where god is God, a singular entity that is all-powerful, etc. etc. and we tend to use “god” as a reference to that kind of being. so acknowledging the existence of divinities then becomes a question of why these beings don’t intervene, which in turn tends to settle out to a kind of pseudo-Hellenistic paganism that’s been injected with Zoroastrianism unpredictably, with “gods of evil” that counter the benevolent deities. then there’s usually an Aristophanean notion that gods eat faith/worship and need it to live, sometimes with the idea of a “balance between good and evil”. 

there are some major implications contained in the combination of these three-four basic ideas which lead to dark areas, and that’s worth a post in and of itself.

but there are heck of alternatives here. buddhism considers divinity to be a bureaucratic office with particular powers and responsibilities (and of course distinct from transcendent bodhisattvas, arhats, and buddhas). west african religions like the yoruba faith and their syncretic descendants like vodou, santeria and candomble have a similar attitude with orishas/lwas (although those are not called “gods”, they fulfill similar roles). and so on and so forth.

Time Management:

Motivation & Procrastination:

Study Techniques & Studying:

Notetaking:

Exams and tests:

General Academics:

Health/Issues:

TG Movie

So there’s a lot of concern and worry going around about the film, in light of Touka’s actress suddenly retiring and…..going off the rails, it seems.

I went back to our wiki page on the film, to see what information we already had about it. Principal Photography wrapped in June of last year, so it seems filming has been completed. So the film is currently in post-production, and will probably be fine without the actress. 

The major issue, of course, will be the controversy of her behavior. And from what I’m gathering, she’s saying nasty things about the film or something? :/ 

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“She craved to feel the touch of his lips on hers. It was a burning desire. Just like sleeping beauty, a kiss was necessary to bring her heart back to life, after decades of dormancy.” 

in light of that one interview i just want this scene
  • corrupted jasper writhing on the ground or s/t: we all get what we deserve, I deserved for this to happen
  • garnet, sitting placidly cross-legged on her shoulder: the hilarious thing is that's completely true but not for any of the reasons you think
  • Me, about studying: So if I just look at my notes a few times, that should be okay.
  • Me, about joining KPop fandoms: *rolls up sleeves, ties hair back, and puts on glasses* Time to dedicate my whole day to learning their names, birthdays, hobbies, and this whole fandom's inside jokes.

I’m currently working on a project around mental health awareness and removing the stigma attached to it. It’s something I’m extremely passionate about; which is why I’ve chosen it as my final major project for my course before I progress onto uni. 

A project I’m doing within that is a project called “WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY”, and it’s a project whereby I ask people what makes them happy. I will be putting up posters around and allowing people to take a post it note, write what makes them happy, and stick it onto the poster - and then I will have a conglomeration of things that make people smile.

But since I can’t do that in the physical sense online - I wanted to ask you all to reply to this post with what makes you happy. It can be as long or as short as you want (you don’t have to explain if you don’t wish), or it can be multiple, it’s up to you. I will then gather all answers, put them onto post-it notes and then make a poster.

So…
If you would be so kind to help:

What makes you happy?

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Reasons to read the manga: MAJOR MILES IN STANDARD UNIFORM

(in Brotherhood he wears the ¾ length Briggs coat through and after the Promised Day and ??? IT’S SPRING LET HIM TAKE IT OFF BEFORE HE COMBUSTS)

“nearly half of them can’t read”

Okay so that’s presumably three to four of the nine, yes? 

Pyro - The page is just straight up blank to him.

Soldier - He presumably knows his alphabet.

Scout - He’s doing his best.

I’m guessing Pauling just exaggerated a wee bit, but if there were a fourth, I wonder who it could be. Based on other canon evidence, we know Heavy is a literature major. Of course Engie, Spy, and Medic all read. I somewhat doubt Demo is, given that he’s a skilled chemist who has to mix various explosive compounds and reading labels would probably be necessary. While I’d point the finger at Sniper, he did write that postcard to his mom. Then again, how cute would it be if Sniper had to dictate that to someone? The handwriting was awfully nice…

Fckn kids

I work in this cafeteria in a stadium, where there’s a lot of kids playing soccer, handball or just hanging out, because the place is connected to a school. So, of course, the majority of our costumors are tired parents or smaller kids.
A while back I was at working with a colleague and good friend of mine, just messing around because it wasn’t all that busy, when this group of five ten-year-olds came up and started asking if we had anything that’s for free. My colleague told them that plastic cups were, but otherwise no. These little shits were obviously trying to get a rise out of us, so I let my colleague deal with them, because I frankly have a bad temper at times.
Anyhow, these kids kept on coming back, asking if various things were free, which, no. Finally, when a kid asked why everything cost so much, I just ended up answering: “Capitalism.” The kids had no idea what it meant, but my colleague cracked the fuck up. Because we’re not from an English-speaking country, we merely switched to English, which made the kids lose interest real fast.
I mean, kids are fine and all, but fuck if I want to deal with little shits like them.

pnwbby  asked:

Best schools for pre law or poli sci? Thanks for all the tips love this blog!!

First:

Second, here are the top ranked schools for political science according to USA Today:

Princeton University

Columbia University 

Georgetown University

Harvard University

Yale University

Washington University in St. Louis

George Washington University

Villanova University

New York University

University of Notre Dame

As far as pre law goes, check out this link. 

In a nutshell: the article stresses that unlike medicine, law does not have hardcore pre-set requirements so you should really just go to any school for pre law that you can get kickass grades in.That article is a real eye-opener and should help you a lot. It also provides some helpful major tips and advice. 

Hope this helps!