not really successful at productivity today

37/100 Days of Productivity

My goal for this month was to get my sleep schedule back on track for school. I woke up at 6:30 today which counts as a success. This morning, I read for a few hours before work and bought some used textbooks. I looked really smart drinking my chai tea latte with a book in hand and two physics textbooks in front of me!

Anyways, I have another full day shift at work and then I’ll have a driving lesson later. School starts soon enough so I’m going to review my precalc and chem notes as well.

4 || 8 

Today was really stressful. I had to do a bunch of homework and other stuff because I didn’t get it done during the week. I’m really excited for my new set book for english lessons. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time now. Let’s see how I’ll like it! 

Baahubali: Fact Vs. Fiction
  • “Prabhas and Rana were not the original choices”

The entire team of Baahubali worked so hard for 5 years on the 2 films, so it’d be great if people didn’t disrespect the actors by recasting their roles. Also for the love of God, kill the rumors that the movie was first offered to Hrithik Roshan or John Abraham or whatever bollywood actor’s diminishing career you’re trying to validate. Here’s proof from Rana himself:

and this is the article that he was referring to:

And here’s a direct quote from Rajamouli from this interview:

“Surprisingly it is quite difficult for people to believe that he was on board even before the script was done. I wanted to make this huge, epic war film for a long time and we didn’t have the script on hand, but somehow I knew that he was my protagonist. I used to tell him…I didn’t have the story so I didn’t have anything to tell him, but I used to tell him the kind of historical kings we had, the characterizations of Rana Prathap, the characterizations of Sivaji, of Sri Krishna Devaraya, of all of the kings of India. And I used to tell him that these are the lines that I’m thinking on and wanted him to play. He loved it, he loved the idea, and when I finally told him the story of Baahubali, and said that I would be needing him for one or one and a half year, he laughed and he said ‘You’re not going to make this in one and a half year, I know it will take more time, let it be two or three years, I’m there for you’ and he gave his dates without committing to any other film”

  • “The VFX was done with hollywood talent”

There were also so rumors that Baahubali utilized the same VFX team that worked on Jurrassic World which was denied by producer, Shobu Yarlagadda. One of the co-founders of Makuta VFX, which previously worked with Rajamouli on Magadheera, Maryada Ramanna, and Eega, stated: “ Most of Baahubali was developed in Hyderabad, home to Tollywood, and used local talent. It was principally a homegrown feature produced by homegrown talent.“

  • “Karan Johar came on board because Baahubali needed Bollywood money to be made.”

That’s not true. Arka Media Works produced both films. What started as a single film, shot simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil was then split into two after realizing the scope of the story. The Hindi version was not on the cards until Rana, who has bollywood connections due to his prior movies, pitched the film to Karan Johar and convinced him of its capacity to be a national phenomenon. Then only did Karan Johar come on board as a presenter. He certainly deserves credit for heavily promoting the film and grabbing bollywood’s attention by having his name attached but he was not involved in the film making process. Rajamouli has stated many times that if Prabhas committed to Baahubali by not taking on any other projects, Rana did so by being the team’s “mascot” and taking it to new terrain.

  • “Rajamouli enhanced the character of Devasena after the criticism of Avanthika in the first part”

I have my personal opinions about the character of Avanthika but in general some of the criticism the character received is valid. However, the character of Devasena was not changed in order to avoid the backlash. Devasena is the character she was since the film went on floors. When the movie was first started, it was supposed to be a single film which is why they began shooting with the flashback portions that are seen in the second part. This still, which is from a scene in The Conclusion, surfaced even before the release of the first part which shows that the story did not change much. Also, the team has stated in many interviews that they did not make any changes to the story after the response to the first one. They did make some changes in terms of editing and VFX but the characterizations did not change.

Tamanna has said before that she came on board pretty late into the making. Its highly likely that the character of Avanthika was added to bring some “masala” and appeal to a larger audience. If you consider the role of Avanthika, the film could have technically happened without her in the story but that is not the case for the strong characterization of Devasena which is the driving force of second part’s plot. This isn’t to excuse some of the issues with Avanthika’s character but just to say that it was a result of last minute tweaking and Devasena was not was an “afterthought”.

  • “The Hindi audience supported Baahubali more than the Telugu audience”

Obviously if we look at the numbers, the Hindi version did bring in more money than the Telugu Version. However, its really unfair to say that Telugu people did not support the film as much when it was us who saw its rise from being a rumored project to the sensation it is today. If you want to look at the numbers, just look at the stats of the Hindi audience vs. Telugu. The Hindi speaking population in India is almost at 50% whereas Telugu is around 8%. Then take into account people living in the diaspora and there’s no way we can compete. Also there is a huge audience that does not speak any of the languages the film released in and by default probably saw the Hindi version because its closest to their native language or the one they’re most familiar with. Either way, we shouldn't quantify support with BO numbers because the odds are always going to against non-Hindi speakers. Don’t take this victory away from the Telugu industry that has long been ridiculed in the national media for producing only “masala” films. Don’t make this about you, because its really, really not. oh and btw, STOP TAGGING BAAHUBALI CONTENT AS BOLLYWOOD

  • Final Thoughts

Its really easy for us to sit here and just say, ‘of course they all gave their time and dedication to this project, anyone, given the chance, would have. its a once in a lifetime kind of franchise’. But keep in mind that when the film first began production, it was seen as HUGE gamble that had the capacity to end careers if it had gone wrong. It’s because they committed to this project and worked day and night on it that it is what it is today, not in spite of it. So please don’t undermine their success and hard work by basically deeming them as replaceable and let’s give credit where its due. 

Of course no cinema is without its faults but sometimes we just need to set aside our critical lens and lets ourselves succumb to the masterpiece in all its glory.

Also the team is full of genuinely kind and humble people who have racked up a lot of goodwill over the years in the industry and I couldn’t be happier that they’re the ones receiving all this success and glory because if it was anyone else, it probably would’ve gone to their heads. 

and finally for good measure here’s an Instagram post from Rana, just in case you didn’t love these two enough already

What I Imagine Post-Scarcity to be.

I’m gonna try, but it’s like midnight, and I’m high on prescription pain meds from a surgery I had lmao. [there was an anon ask but like it didn’t publish so i’m answering it in this way]

WE basically already are, post-scarcity, to an extent, we overproduce everything, we have enough for everyone to have what they need. The only problem is, if people don’t have money to buy this overproduction, it is disposed of, and therefore not used.

Now, there are certainly some things that are not unlimited, and must be replaced in a true post scarcity society, such as petroleum oil, among other energy sources, and items. These things will have to be phased out.

We need to be sustainable, obviously. So a post scarcity society, the way I see it, isn’t saying everyone gets everything their hearts’ desire, it’s saying what we can produce for all, all should have access to. We can work towards producing other things for all, this requires massive collectivized work and education if people want things that are today considered luxuries.

But think about it, electricity was once considered a luxury, and sometimes still to this day is, but we have enough resources to make it available to everyone without actually charging them, we already have systems we can set up to make energy far more efficient and successful at giving it to all. It’s kinda like that, no one is ~stealing~ electricity, they just all get it because they need it today. But we don’t do that, we make people pay for electricity despite it not really needing to happen outside of capitalist reasons.

Another thing, food, we overproduce food, we throw out the excess, we could instead give excess food to the hungry, we don’t technically even need to charge for food, because we’re so successful at producing it we could actually cut down on our production and become more sustainable and still feed everyone. People would have access to food, whichever foods they like that we’re able to produce for all, and they wouldn’t be stealing or hoarding it, because they have what they need, and will always have what they need.

There is no need for excess in post-scarcity because we’re not planning on profiting, or losing shit, so we don’t have to worry about stealing or hoarding, unless of course someone has a mental illness, but like that’s really not the majority of people? And in a post-scarcity society mental illness would be treated a lot more efficiently than it is today, theoretically, because medical practices would be universally accessible.

TL;DR: Basically what I’m saying is, people will have what they need, and if we as a society want more, we can work towards making more for all, because we have the means to do it, we just choose not to, we instead choose to engage in capitalism. 

Now yall who know more than me can like add to this shit, like I said I tried my best. 

anonymous asked:

Why do you see socialism as being better than capitalism

Let’s be honest here, the right wing worked very hard to vilify socialism and tie it to communism. They were so successful in their campaign that when we talk about socialism today, what we are really talking about is Capitalism with a broad social safety net. We generally are not talking about ceasing the means of production or anything like that. 

But I don’t inherently believe that any one system is better than another. I see many systems with wonderful benefits that can all be gamed to enrich a small segment of the population. No matter the system in place, humans will find a way to fuck it up. 

The idea then is to reward the behaviors you want, punish the ones you don’t.

For example, if you want businesses to reinvest their profits, you have high taxes on business and large incomes. Those high taxes will likely not result in much higher tax revenues for the federal government, since many businesses and their wealthy owners will push that money back into the business rather than pay taxes on it. But that means larger business investments, which flush huge amounts of money through the economy at once.

DAY 3362

Malta                   June 11/12,  2017               Sun/Mon 12:17 am local time 

Many wishes and reminders come from the Ef, in particular the archival chief Moses, for films having completed some years of release .. DEV, Mr Natwarlal, Te3N .. and I pay my respects to these films and the makers .. each film is a massive labour of love determination and belief .. a belief of the maker in what he wishes his creativity to express .. his thoughts, his thoughts thought by the mass and his thoughts thinking for the ultimate acceptance in its mirrored imagery ; the results of the box office .. 

Thank you for the remembrance, for the joy of having seen them and for the extended love that is shown even to this day ..

But today is sent on platforms of social media a picture of ‘Saudagar’

A film made with great compassion by director Sudhendu Roy, who was really an art director for films .. designed sets and settings for the look of the film .. but he wished to direct the film and he did ..

The producers were the famous RajShri Production house, the Barjatia’s .. famous for making family oriented films, and successfully too  … today’s generation would identify them with films like ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and ‘Hum Apke Hain Kaun’ because of the presence of Salman and Madhuri and the massive successes these films had .. ‘Saudagar’ did not .. but it was acclaimed for its story value, written and taken from the story called ‘Ras’ as in juice, written by a famous Bengali writer ..

I did the film for two reasons .. one, I had no work and any that came was readily accepted .. and the second I shall not disclose ..

I admired the interest and detailing that the Producers took and the care they gave me despite the fact that I had no standing at all .. 

Shot on location in Calcutta, on the out reaches where the business of the actual juice from the date palm is conducted .. and on a set put up at China Creek in Mumbai .. I have always wondered why it was ever called that .. it never seemed to bring any relation to either the country or the language .. but there ..

Calcutta, it was then Calcutta was a tough schedule .. up by 3 in the morning and on location by 4-5 am to be able to take those early sun shots in the best lights .. the location being some distance .. the climbing the palm trees was real and the atmosphere at shoot was filled with grave apprehension for me .. I never knew what I was doing and whether it was being done correctly, a concern that haunts me to date ; even here on the sets of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’.

Nutan ji a huge star and my colleague in the film was a dream .. admired by millions and now an opportunity to be in the same frame as her, simply unbelievable moments .. 

She was a picture of grace and professionalism .. China Creek is a good 2 hours from the centre of the city, but she would be ready with make up and on set sharp at 7 am !! … beating everybody to it ..

It was a poignant story .. and had many hidden subtexts in its writing .. 

Sudhendu Da was a very quiet, composed patient and calm individual .. never raising his voice and never showing any frustration or disappointment if he felt so .. his daughter now follows in her Father’s profession as set and art designer !

Nutan ji was dedicated and focussed all the time on the set .. Padma Khanna ji, my other colleague on the film, an I were more vocal .. we exchanged a lot of Uttar Pradesh together .. especially with her Mother, a delightful and most affable soul .. such are the memories of the times .. and those memories never fail .. nor did the make shift tent that I had carted along with me to the location to spend the warm hot afternoons in .. I had contemplated, seeing the punctuality of Nutan ji, to spend the night on location in that tent, but better sense prevailed and I did not ..

China Creek has been the location for a huge number of films .. for me several too .. Abhimaan, Great Gambler, Toofan and many others .. the Creek is vividly remembered for the GG shoot .. doing a chase sequence, .. patching work done in Amsterdam .. in a speed boat .. Shakti Samant the director sitting at the rear end of the boat and operating a hand held Arriflex camera, he operated the camera often, and me driving the boat at speed, hitting a wave, getting thrown about disbalanced, looking back to find Shakti Da, thrown in the water with the camera .. turning quickly back and around to rescue him .. the camera lies at the bottom of the creek .. he had to leave it or would have been pulled down in the water with its weight .. swimming with clothes and shoes on with a camera in hand is an impossibility ..

Memories … 


Amitabh Bachchan

The I Love You Song
Jenni Barber, Betsy Wolfe, James Monroe Iglehart

Ten years ago, this perfect production of what I still believe to be the funniest musical I’ve ever seen was in Boston and I saw it many, many times. Too many times, probably. It’s really weird to think that exactly ten years ago I was obsessed with a limited engagement of a William Finn musical starring Betsy Wolfe and today, well…

It does make me happy though that all three of these people became quite successful. 

72/100 Days of Productivity

03/13/2017 || exams home sleep

So today was sort of busy? I don’t know everything passed by kind of fast and I am just really tired and ended up in bed without breakfast or dinner … just lunch … I’m just not hungry for the day but I’ll get myself some water now!

Thank you for more then 250 followers! Considering that this is just my save heaven for my success!

My Struggle With Self-Doubt

There’s a reason I posted “today’s word count doesn’t define your success” today. Of course, I want all of you guys to know that (and I really do hope it encouraged you!)- but it’s for me too.

Because even though there are a lot of triumphant days, productive sessions, and smiley faces on my CP’s reviews, I still feel like I’m slaughtering the “perfect idea” that I’m trying to put into words. I’m constantly afraid that I’m not improving- in fact, I may be getting worse. And that years and years of revisions and editing will never get my story where it needs to be.

On days like these, I question everything. I go back to the outlines I can’t rely on anymore because my story has evolved beyond recognition. I read drafts of my prologue and cringe at how arrogant and melodramatic I was. I delete paragraphs upon paragraphs of stuff that “just doesn’t cut it”-

But then I just have to tell myself that this is only a drop in a bucket compared to all the bad (and good) days I’ll have. I go to my room, find the blue folder with all 130 something pages of my manuscript, take them out, hold them in my hands, and tell myself:

I’ve made it this far. I’ll make it however much farther I need to go.

So to everyone who’s struggling or will struggle with doubting your work or your abilities:

You’ve made it this far. You’ll make it however much farther you need to go.

Ellie 💜


[22/06/2016] Today is my last day as a A Level studyblr, my last A2 exam is tomorrow morning, hopefully I can do well >_< 

Thanks to everyone who’s supported me on this rocky journey of sixth form, I genuinely can’t believe it’s over :O

Anyway here’s a nice collage of studyblr pics that I really love, Enjoy xxx






I was really productive today! I got up at 6 and after a shower and a slow breakfast I started working for uni! I was revising social psychology and general psychology and I was really successful :) I also participated in a psychological experiment conducted by a master student of my university! It was a simulation of a police questioning and really interesting :)

zuzunozzlenose  asked:

YOoo its Zuzu from the stream, I was kinda wondering on when you're gonna a stream (oof I'm sorry I fell asleep during it) I honestly had ready fun! everyone was so funny! (plus I liked the drawing of karamatsu you were making!) its okay if you're not gonna stream (people need free time cough) sincerely DEAD ZUZU-

S OON!!!

I had someone over today so I couldn’t make a post about it sooner, but I’ll possibly start the second stream in like 45 minutes or so!!

AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT SLEEPING I W AS STILL REALLY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU THERE!! I consider that stream to be a success, because not only did I get a lot of things done, but as you said, we all had a lot of fun!! AN D THANK YOU…I’ll upload the complete product on here so everyone look forward to that!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could post some useful apps (particularly, ones that you've used/are using)? Thanks in advance!

iOS apps that I use:

  • Omnifocus: Basically the ultimate productivity app. It’s a paid app (and an expensive one, $40). And it’s really only for those who are very, very serious about productivity. Some of the most successful people in the world use it. But it’s a haven for every project you’re working on and it’s loaded with features. There’s a lot of information about it around the web and I wrote my own review here.
  • Google Calendar // iCal: I tag team these apps because I organize my calendar in a couple different ways. I put all my events and whatnot on Google and then I plan my studying in iCal. That way I can focus on what events are today with Google Calendar and look at the studying I’m planning on doing with iCal (which has my Google Calendar imported).
  • iBooks: Just where I keep my PDF versions of textbooks. I only use it on my iPad. My phone doesn’t have enough space.
  • Coursera: Handy to have to watch lectures on classes I’m taking or other classes I’m taking for fun on Coursera. Right now I’m learning basic computer science in my free time. Which is better than watching Buzzfeed or something.
  • Chegg: I mostly use it on the web, but the app comes in handy. Chegg requires a paid subscription. You can read my review on it here.
  • Mental Case: This is a flashcard app. It syncs with Quizlet. So any stack you make with Quizlet you can import. @philosonista uses it more than me, though.
  • BusyBox: This app allows me to keep track of how much time I spend on certain tasks so I can better schedule them later. For example, it takes me about 20 minutes to rewrite a typical class worth of notes. I know this from using that app. But you can do it with a timer and a piece of paper just as well.
  • Mindly: A paid mindmapping app, but very much worth it (I think it was like $7 tops). Syncs between all your devices.
  • 30/30: This is a free pomodoro app.
  • Recordium: I use this app to record meetings such as research meetings or general meetings with professors. I just record the meeting and take notes on it later so I don’t have to try and take notes on it during the actual meeting. (Then I delete the recording.)

Hope that helps!

Well, that was my working space beforeI was forced to move downstairs :) We have people fixing our A/C at the house today, and since they are working upstairs, where my desk is, I moved downstairs and am currently enjoying (in a semi-sarcastic voice) the comfort of my couch as I type this up. Yesterday I was successful in getting the birthday gift, so I’m really excited about that! Tomorrow’s July 4th, which means I get to bake some brownies that I’m super pumped about. or now, I’ve saved some more Pinterest posts to read through and get more advice for you guys, but I’m sure I will be able to write up the advice master posts soon!


Day 29 [16.05.16]
38 days until my last A Level.
- Today I’ve been really sick again and had a bad day with regards to school.
- Despite that I did manage to be somewhat productive revising a whole Biology unit and creating Media Studies mind maps.
Hope everyone had a better day than I did🌥

Utapri Seiyuus’ 5th Live Ending Remarks

Alright so on the official utapri page the 5th live report was up and I decided to translate the ending remarks that the utapri seiyuus said at the end of 5th Live. So all of the translated stuff is under the cut! 

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26/10/15 - 17/100

Made notes for biology and geography on my ipad. I used the app paper, I don’t know if it’s also for android. Today was not a very productive day. It was not completely my fault, there were a lot construction workers in our house and there was so much noise. Also I’m a bit terrified for my test week in about two days. I have spent so much time on studying, but it doesn’t feel like I really know everything, do you know what I mean?
Right now I can’t do anything about it, just study according my study schedule, so I will know after I got my grades, if it was successful or not. I just want to get better grades than last year, (when I failed almost every class).

How are you? 🤓💕🦄