As some of you might already know, I - the current owner of Supper Mario Broth - am not the original creator of the blog. While I have been a contributor since the creation of the blog, I only took over as the owner in 2016 when the original owner lost interest and granted me the ownership.
When the transfer of ownership took place, there was an agreement between the two of us on what direction the blog would go and what should be done with old posts that do not conform to it. As I decided to focus only on factual, verified content, I was given explicit permission to delete any existing posts that contained fan-made or joke content.
I admit that this was a bad decision. I have received overwhelming negative feedback from fans regarding the deletion of old favorites like “Luigi Thunder”, “Luigi’s Rotation Party” and many more. I truly regret upsetting so many people with my attempt to keep the blog to only factual posts.
From now on, no more old posts will be deleted. Instead, in the coming weeks, I will add a small disclaimer to them about how they are meant for entertainment purposes only - a solution I should have implemented from the beginning. In addition, old posts I have misguidedly deleted will be reposted over time, as well as content made by the previous owner that was never submitted before, along with the same disclaimers. Naturally, permission from the creator of that content has been obtained for all of these procedures.
I hope these changes will be accepted as my apology for the deletions. Thank you very much.
With pack-bonding and stuff … what if humans are the only species who developed body language as an instinctual means of communication?
Humans are known for being terrifying in battles … especially if there’s more than one of them. They can coordinate their attacks without talking to each other. They only need to glance at each other and they know when and where to go. When asked about this mystical near-telepathy, most just make one of their strange movements-with-meanings called a “shrug” [note: a “shrug” suggests confusion or uncertainty] and say it has something to do with “knowing” the other person.
Sensible species explain what they’re doing when they want to work together. Yet once when when we were attacked by pirates, the two human guards barely said a few words. One whispered “Watch the green one.” - barely even a proper order! - and that was all they needed to charge forward.
They didn’t even need to shout their plans to each other when the two Z'arzz started the pincer movement they’d discussed before boarding. One human just stopped, the other hadn’t even asked her to distract them, she just did it! Charging forward and causing chaos almost immediately was a massive advantage for us. With only the cargo crew of a food shipment, it got us the extra time we needed to plan.
After we came to an agreement and took over, seeing them “team up” against the massive Grulnar (also known as “the green one”) was incredible - a reminder of the power of pack predator species. They barely even spoke and yet it was like they were wearing comms and voice-silencers. They moved like a hive-mind species, but with the tenacity and grace of humans to boot. I would have excreted in fear had I seen such powers used against me.
Baldr:The brightness of life. Let your presence be inspiring and beautiful to all. Allow your joy to radiate from within and become your aura.
Bragi:Believe in the power of your words. Speak carefully with thought and precision. Let your praise empower and strengthen, and your insults dishearten and wither.
Eir:Seek the cure. Help those in need, and offer comfort in whatever form you can. Reject the corruption of disease, any affliction can be treated and healed with the right approach.
Fenrir:Destroy your chains and those who forge them. Never be cowed or submit in fear, reason should be met with respect but dominion with insurrection.
Forseti:Deliver the beneficial compromise. Let peace be brokered and unnecessary conflict be evaded, good faith be honoured and deception be castigated.
Freyja:Bask in your glory and empowerment. Let pleasure be a virtue, and self-determination be the basis of your strength. Revel in your emotions for they are your power.
Freyr:Advance the endeavour of growth. Nurture life in all its forms and display the beauty of progeneration. Anything can take root and grow given the right conditions.
Frigga:Provide and protect. Let all you care for be comfortable and safe, and no need be denied. The fire can warm but also burn.
Heimdall:Vigilance and caution. A misstep may bring misery and an unheard word, disaster. The way forward is clear and danger is transparent, when the time is taken to identify it.
Hela:Death is but the other half of life. Let stillness be, and quiet guide your thoughts. Endings should be neither sought nor feared, an end is but the opportunity for further beginnings.
Idunn:Wisdom in youth. Let the words of babes ring with your consciousness and seek the truth held in their innocence, ignorance is found in the dismissal of the young.
Loki: Freedom in fun and change. Do not be bound by norms and civility, evil is often disguised as order, and the fabricated as natural. The good thing is not always the common thing, deviation can lead to delight.
Modi:Evolve and progress. Find no contentment in maintaining a status quo. Each day be better than yesterday, see the good of your forebear and strive to excel further. Seek, always, the betterment of your theory and actions.
Njord:Ebb and flow, give and take. Action begets reaction, matter demands a void, for happiness there must be sadness, for gain there must be loss. Balance is a virtue, no one approach can suit every obstacle.
Odin:Wise and learned. Always search for the opportunity to learn, wisdom is found in the diversity of life. Give your knowledge freely and be gracious in reception, a mind in isolation is a mind that does not grow.
Sif:Be proud and know your worth. Demand your place and your right to exist in the world. Pay mind to fair criticism but reject detractors wholly. Take pride in yourself, and seek betterment for your own sake.
Sigyn:Steadfast and devoted. Stand firmly for what you believe, keep loyal to that you love. Nothing worth doing is easy, no worthwhile thing is effortless. Love takes work, and ideals require labour.
Skadhi:Justice through vengeance. Vileness be met with viciousness, the unforgivable can not be forgiven, though reason may temper rage. Covert, can be calamity, and war kept for a better day.
Thor:Powerful protection. Vie for strength in soul and arm, to protect is to persevere against evil, contest not only in arms but in wills. To bring joy against misery, hope against despair, and a hammer against tyranny.
Tyr:Honour and sacrifice. Victory is not always decisive, a small win leads to the larger success, a minor loss can avert the grander. Achievement can come in portion just as well as in entirety.
Ullr: Mirth in contest. Appreciate fair competition and find joy in the fight, to train you must have a partner, to win - a rival. In loss be grateful for the challenger and in victory, for the challenge.
I completed 24 college applications, submitted 17 (to Princeton, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Rice, Amherst, Georgetown, Emory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, UNC-Chapel Hill, UVA, University of Pittsburgh, Williams, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and Yale) and received admission to all except the last four.
N.B. Some of this info may be dated/inaccurate and 100% of it is tinged w/ my own bias.
Things To Think About
Why do you want to apply to so many colleges?
If it’s hubris (i.e. “I want to collect admissions offers like trophies”) or fear (i.e. “If I submit more applications, I’m less likely to be shut out from every school I apply to"), stop and reevaluate. I applied to Vanderbilt even though I knew I’d never want to head south. The reason? It traditionally takes a lot of kids from my HS. Yeah, don’t be like me.
Do you really want to spend all that money?
I ended up wasting $2500 (and that’s a conservative estimate) on 17 schools. I’ll only be attending one college in the fall.
That said…it can be done.
The “Why Us” essay isn’t asking “why would you choose our college?” so much as “why should our college choose you?” Emphasize how you’ll contribute to the college—inside the classroom and out—by referencing specific programs, classes, and extracurriculars.
Creating a template is a major time-saver. Once you have an effective “skeleton,” all you have to do is insert school-specific details.
Create a spreadsheet. These were my columns: College Name, Application Type, Application & Aid Deadline, Standardized Test Report, Transcript & SS Form, Recommendation Letter Deadline, Creative Writing Supplement (Y/N), Interview (Y/N), Merit Scholarship (Y/N), CSS Profile, FAFSA, Sticker Price, Response Date.
If you use Google Drive, create a folder for each college.
Consider making a CV/resume. Keep it short (~1 page). Possible uses: upload as a part of your application; hand it to alumni interviewer.
Don’t apply to Georgetown unless you really really like it. There’s a separate application (not Common App) that’s cumbersome to fill out, and you can’t access it until you pay the application fee (which also happens to be p expensive)
Optional essays are NEVER optional. Hopefully, this is obvious.
The more selective publics (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UVA, UNC, UMich) are more holistic than you think. They reject high stats kids on the reg (anecdote: a dude from my school who got into Caltech didn’t get into Berkeley; another who got into Cornell didn’t get into UMich) so PAY ATTENTION to the essays.
Alumni interviews don’t matter AT ALL unless you make a terrible impression—or possibly if you’re a borderline applicant.
N.B. Applying to colleges based on the perceived difficulty of the application isn’t the greatest idea. That said, for your reference:
Easy College Applications
Very easy. Only a 100-word extracurricular essay, I believe. Unless you want to fill out a scholarship application.
Washington University in St. Louis
Also very easy. No supplement unless you fill out scholarship app.
Zero work if you have a graded school essay you’re proud of (can upload in lieu of a college supplement)
I think there’s just one supplement and you can write about whatever you want.
Just one “Why Us” essay
University of Pennsylvania
One “Why Us” Essay, unless you’re applying to Engineering or a special program like Wharton, M&T, etc.
Moderate College Applications
Three supplements, I think. All fairly straightforward. There’s a diversity essay that’s optional (refer to the Miscellaneous section)
A lot of short, lighthearted questions (favorite keepsake, favorite movie, etc.) and an essay (they give you three prompts to choose between)
Three fairly straightforward, 150-word essays. There’s a letter to your roommate, an intellectual interest essay, and something else.
Easy, short supplements, but there are three of them.
All the UCs
There’s one UC application for all the UC schools (Berkeley, LA, Irvine, etc.) so same essays and everything, but you have to pay an application fee for each school you apply to. There are a lot of questions (called Personal Insight Questions) so it’s not quick, but once you’re done you’ve covered multiple schools. Also, if you are applying, ask your counselor about the UC GPA.
Three short essays, one of which is “Why Major.” Another is an extracurricular essay. Don’t remember the third.
I don’t really remember the supplements, but they weren’t that bad.
Difficult/Thought-Provoking College Applications
This is hard because there are a ton of questions with 35, 100, and 150- word limits. “Why Yale” essay. Hard to come up with insightful answers/make an impression with so little space.
I personally wasn’t a fan of the cutesy/philosophical prompts, and the essays that I wrote (but ultimately never submitted) reflected my utter lack of interest. If you enjoy them, UChicago may just be the school for you :P
Only three short i.e. 150 word essays, but one of them referenced Sesame Street. Something along the lines of ‘It’s not easy being green. Discuss.” There was another one on describing a time when you said YES to something. Anyway, I disliked them and never completed my application.
I think there are three short essays, but they require a decent amount of thought. Although UVA is a public school, craft your essays well. The admission officers care a lot about them.
There’s only one short supplement, but it’s a real pain. Hard not to veer into cliche territory.
Tedious College Applications
So many (five?) supplements. Some are generic though. “Why Columbia,” a list of books you’ve read/media you’ve consumed.
Also a lot of supplements. “Why Rice,” “Why Major,” Diversity essay, the famous box (where you can upload any image you want).
While cleaning my old stuff, I stumbled into THIS and… Can’t believe I never submitted this until now as soon as I was done with my streams last year, but maybe I decided to wait a little bit longer? Who knows…
Ok, guys, I present you my secret AU…
Where Frisk as lil’ cheetah orphan spending their time with skele-cheetos through hard obstacoles or something… X’D *regrets nothing* And yea Asgore looks funny right there. Don’t think I’ll do more, so this is just for fun~!
Over the last few months, I’ve been noticing something.
I’ve been seeing writers who are less talented than others find more success.
At the same time, I’ve become more aware of talented writers, smart writers, or passionate writers who sort of drift away.
Since I left high school, I’ve come in contact with a lot of people who
dream of being writers. And over the years, I’ve seen many educated and
intense aspiring authors … just stop pursuing. Sometimes these are
people who have all the right personal qualities to succeed. They are
sharp, driven, dedicated, passionate, and they have critical thinking
skills. Sure, they may need more practice, but that comes with time.
Perhaps, though, it is because they are so intense and critical, they
stop believing they can succeed. They don’t think they can actually “make it.”
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a family member about the fact that
we as human beings often (and sometimes unknowingly) limit ourselves and
what we can accomplish. Mentally, almost silently, we think, I can’t do this,
and in just believing that, we cut short our abilities. The mental
energy we spend thinking about what we can’t do takes away from the
mental energy we could use simply pursuing what we want or need to do.
What’s strange is that over time, I’ve seen people who appear to lack a
skill or quality find more professional success than their peers. They
might win an award. Get a steady readership. Make more professional
sales than people of higher writing abilities. I don’t think this is
because the world has gone all topsy-turvy. I think it’s because these
people don’t limit themselves as much, in that way. Maybe they are blind
to their weaknesses, or maybe they aren’t. Whatever the case, they
don’t let those weaknesses hold them back. They don’t let fear of not
being good enough hold them back.
Lately I’ve been thinking about people I’ve met, in college, in
day-to-day life, wherever, and how some could be doing what they dreamed
of doing, if they simply pursued it a bit more carefreely as some of
the people I meet at writing conferences do. But they never gave
Of course, life happens, and priorities can happen. Everyone writes
differently and every writing career is different. I’m not saying we
need to run out of our houses and throw crappy first drafts out
everywhere. I’m just saying give yourself the permission to jump in. For
some, that might mean allowing yourself to begin taking writing
seriously–to take yourself serious as a writer. For others it
might mean finally submitting a story somewhere. For another, it might
mean allowing yourself to self-publish. For someone else it might mean
allowing yourself to write and enjoy writing.
On occasions, I have talked to instructors that say the most talented
people are the ones who are hardest on themselves. And it makes sense.
They have a strong eye for criticism. They expect a lot out of their
work. They demand a lot of themselves. And they don’t settle. In
contrast, the students who are less talented may be the ones who think
they deserve the highest marks in the class. This seems backwards, but
it’s often true. This second group ends up pursuing all kinds of
avenues, because they believe they deserve it, or simply because they
give themselves permission to. They are more likely to find success than
the talented person who never submitted, published, or shared anything.
Years ago, a family member and I used to repeat this observation to each
other. “Why is so-and-so a bad-a**? Because he thinks he’s a bad-a**.” The idea is that everyone who seems to act like they are awesome
and cool are simply that way because they believe they are.
In some sense, that same principle can be applied to other areas. Why is
that person a writer? Because she thinks she’s a writer. Why is that
person successful? Because he think he’s successful. There are limits to
how far this principle can extend, of course, and there are exceptions,
but in some ways, following it is like starting on training wheels. It
slashes down limits you’ve put on yourself. You are what you are because
you believe you are.
Now success might not mean the same thing to everyone. Success to one
person might be selling a lot of copies of her book. Success to another
person might be being able to write full-time, regardless of exposure.
It might be becoming the best current writer in that genre, even if the
genre has a small readership, like weird west fiction.
Ideally, we become the best of both groups of students mentioned
earlier. People in the first group may need to let themselves take a
chance to pursue. People in the second group may need to sharpen their
critical eye and dedication, because while they may already have found
success, that success will have a ceiling based on their talent.
Whatever kind of writer you hope to be, whether it’s a bestselling,
award-winning writer, or fierce fanfiction writer, decide today to give
yourself permission to pursue success.
Plot: The reader is kidnapped, left alone in utter darkness. Once the day of her auctioning comes, she’s given to the head of one of the worlds most powerful gangs, Jungkook. She was nothing but a gift to him. But her little soul turns out to have the power to turn the tides in the worlds angriest ocean. And it turns out, Jungkook isn’t the only man whom eyes have settled upon her.
Warning, this chapter contains strong sexual language and is smut. It contains fingering.
I had never really felt something so disguised by love. A feeling that betrays my mind and feeds my body, and in return my heart becomes vulnerable. Lust. I had never really felt it once in my life, up until now. But I still don’t understand it. The very feeling of it, the desire that bubbles up in your stomach, clouds your judgment and erases any of your critical thinking skills.
Oh, how he flooded me with this feeling, the dopamine he released within my brain, the endorphin’s that acted out of pure desire for pleasure, one that he could create and expect for me to return. I had always seen it as a sin, but he makes me see it as an addiction.
- Dandelion has a number of properties associated with metaphysical skills: it’s used in dream work, divination, especially effective in spirit communication and summoning, and will supposedly aid psychic development. When the leaves and root are burned they can be used as an incense to boost clairvoyance and divinatory abilities.
- The leaf, root, and flower have a few different aspects, but are mostly similar as far as magic goes.
- Dandelion is associated with wind and air spirits. It was also supposedly used in invocations to Hecate and death related deities.
- Bury or plant dandelions at the northwest corner of your home to bring favourable energies and draw good luck.
- They are also used for: purification, wishes, healing, positivity, and protection from bad dreams.
- Dandelion root helps the body dispose of unwanted skin bacteria.
- It stimulates digestion and helps the liver.
- Because it helps the liver rid the body of toxins and excess hormones, it benefits the female reproductive system by assisting the regulation of hormone production.
- It’s a gentle laxative and a natural diuretic.
- NOTE: always make sure the dandelion greens you harvest have never been submitted to herbicide.