or any skills in general

Dear harmos,

Please don’t ruin this for Mani by saying insane things and alienating her fanbase from the others. She needs all the support she can get and it needs to come by way of her dancing prowess and overall presence on the show. You can be supportive of Normani without demeaning other people’s favorites okay?



anonymous asked:

Is Barry secretly some sort of programming genius? I mean, he's supposed to invent Gideon at some point, and he's been shown writing algorithms to find villains (although not sure if Earth 2 Barry counts since he has a PhD and Earth 1 Barry might not? Was that ever clarified?). Wish they'd show this skill of his more often if he's on that level.

Well, “programming genius” would be an exaggeration from what we’ve seen so far, but it’s likely he has some computer programming skills and he definitely is very intelligent.

But it’s hard on a show / in a universe with a bunch of super-geniuses to discuss IQ and intellect (especially because how these shows seem to build up intellect, particularly a narrow subset of what counts as ‘smart’, which can be pretty ableist). 

Because look, we’ve got… Eobard, Cisco, Harry, Ray, Stein, Jax (yes, absolutely Jax, the dude taught himself to fix space ships)… all who demonstrate what probably counts as supergenius-level abilities. And we’ve got people like Caitlin and Leonard and Rip and Felicity who are all going to be in the genius level (at least), or so I would argue. 

Oh and Jesse? Isn’t she as smart as her dad? Andddd Hartley, right, him too, right up there with the other supergeniuses.

What I’m saying is this universe has a genius issue. (Note that “genius” =/= “good decision making skills”).

And then we’ve got other characters, who are many not as “smart” as those ones, but are probably up there in terms of more general metrics or comparisons to the population. Wally, for instance, what with Wally’s designs for school and engineering stuff, and Iris is a gifted writer and investigator within her journalism, which is an intellectually demanding craft, especially at the level she’s working at. Hell, since we’re looking at Arrow, you’ve got Laurel as a DA as well, and its not exactly easy to get into that career. And Nate on Legends has a PhD, right? Which doesn’t make someone a genius but it’s implied, given how he’s the “only one” who figured out about history and the Legends. And though the show jokes about Joe needing the science explained, he’s described as a damn good detective on more than one occasion and likely has an above-average intelligence level.

Anyway, sorry I’m rambling. Everyone on DC CWTV has above average intelligence, and if we were to look at their IQs, the mean IQ of main characters across the shows would probably be like 145 and the median would probably be like 130.

Which leaves us with Barry. Barry being a forensic analyst by the age of ~23 and having a master’s degree most likely (but no, not a PhD on Earth 1). He’s implied to be quite good at that job too, judging from the fact that Patty had read his reports and complimented them. Barry who was working on the speed equation and working on other algorithms, who pulls moves like jumping off the roof of STAR Labs with Zoom because he reasoned on the fly that as they’re falling, Zoom’s speed advantage will disappear. Who works out temporal dynamics seemingly without much issue and his hero, back before the accelerator blew, was the scientist Harrison Wells.

So it’s… tough to say. He’s very smart, likely in the gifted range. Could he be working more on the science side of the show and doing more of the programming stuff? Probably yeah. He’s got the background in science to make contributions there, more than we normally see. But at the same time… does that need to happen? Because most of the characters on the show are already doing the science thing. I’d like to see more of his forensics stuff, personally, rather than his programming skills, whatever level they happen to be at. 

It’s a toss-up for when/how he’ll invent Gideon, but he can speed-read books and temporarily retain the knowledge from them so he could very well use that trick to design her. He could also yet learn a lot to do with time travel and programming that we haven’t seen yet, or get help from his team to design and build her? It’s really unclear ^^;

The Guardian from Afar

Member: Rap Monster // BTS

Main Plot: They have to get the money before their family can suffer.

Short Summary: A leader was supposed the most composed figure in a gang, meanwhile NamJoon had long since lost his cool.

A/N: Took me like forever to write this. Sorry, @kawaii-hedgehog, but I still hope you’ll find this as enjoyable as the previous ones xD

Words: 2.3k

/ SeokJin // YoonGi // HoSeok // NamJoon // JiMin // TaeHyung // JeongGuk /

“NamJoon, wouldn’t it be a great thing to have an invisible red tie of fate with the person you are destined to be with; to know that somewhere in this world, there is someone out there, waiting for you just as you wait for them?” her sleepy voice asked as she was hunched over, supposedly studying.

“In a romantic perspective, sure, but in reality, it would only hurt you more at the end.”  He answered curtly, shutting his book and sending her a fleeting glance. “Why? Thinking about marriage already?” it was a childish jab at her, the kind that they always played upon each-other, only this time there was silence as his reply. “Wait, seriously?” his eyes widened in shock, and his heart swelled with pain. “Aren’t you a little bit too young for that?”

She sighed disdainfully and pushed off her `Psychology on the human behaviour` books to the side. “I have one too many debts nowadays; can’t keep up with them, either. Marriage seems like the only way out of this mess, you know?”

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So last night was undoubtedly terrible, and just a total mess. Per the suggestion of someone who came into my inbox, I have deleted everything related to what happened last night, except for the clarification of who can and cannot interact with us. I have also deleted some of the most recent A$, Ch/ris J/acks/on, and a//lt-ri/ght discourse.

From now on, this blog is going to remain strictly in-format, meaning that I will only respond to satirical social skills, responses to social skills, or general encouraging fun things. Any non-satirical tips, discourse, etc, will be deleted.

~Mod Lia

I know I’m socially awkward. I know I’m the kind of person people humor a lot. I know I make jokes at the wrong times and they don’t land right. I know I’m not winning any awards for my slick conversation skills or my general social functionality.

But I don’t care. Because what that means is I’ve got something else going for me. If people are humoring my awkward jokes, it’s because there’s something else about me that they think it’s worth sticking around for. My presentation may be sloppy, but that just means my focus is on the content instead. And the content is pretty damn good. I may not be a slickly produced radio hit. But I’m that garage band whose lyrics keep you up thinking about your life.

Hi, I’m awkward as fuck. And I’m still awesome.

Little actor things

- posing in the mirror for upwards of 30 minutes seeing which angles and expressions look the best
- looking in mirrors all the time in general
- theater or theatre
- being very conscious of how you look and how your voice sounds
- being conscious of ppl looking at you in general
- playing dress up
- showing off any skill at the slightest hint of an opportunity (i have done the splits to shut someone up on multiple occasions)
- crying
- that awkward laugh in auditions/callbacks when the director makes a joke
- “line?”
- memorizing sides they just gave you the night before the audition/callback
- saying the same word or phrase eight hundred times with varying inflections
- being so in character you throw your scene partner off for a second
- “how was the audition?” “idk i blacked out”
- waiting three weeks or more for cast lists to go up
- imagining yourself in every role, regardless of age/race/gender
- singing
- just loving performance no shame i live for the applause

orangekami  asked:

YOU ARE MY SENSEI PLEASE TEACH ME ART. But srsly, I love your flow, how easy you create new works, with a sketchy look. I was wondering, as I m struggling myself, would you ever make a tutorial or a more detailed step-by-step of your binary artworks? Or any tutorials in general? Also HOW YOU ARE SO SKILLED OMG, how much did or are you practicinf and with what else than just doing new artworks? LOVE YOU

If you ever ask me binary tutorials, unfortunately I can only provide this super old progress gif of a commission? I never plan on doing tutorials ever sorry, those actually take a lot of times than the drawing itself, and i’m still trying out things.

I am always practicing!! Stuffs that I posted are just somewhat successful attempts lmao. Often so many times I had to warm up to 6 hours, or even 3 days straight to get to the actual drawing pace, otherwise we die like men.


General Rules

- Writers and artists of any skill level may sign up, but please, please be aware of the committment involved in signing up for this bang. We would like to keep dropouts to a minimum.

- Missing deadlines for claims submissions or check-ins may forfeit your participation in the bang. That being said, please message us if you have issues with a deadline and we may be able to work around it.

- There is no theme, and all stories are welcome as long as you remain within the constrains of the ship you signed up for.

- Work should be brand new and not posted until the end of the bang. Any released teasers from fics should be kept short, and only sketches are allowed to be released for art pieces until the final deadline.

Writer Rules

- The minimum wordcount is a lot 50,000 words.

- Co-authors are allowed, but you both must sign-up for the bang and request each other as co-authors.

- Written work must not be previously posted somewhere. Sequels to existing pieces is fine, but finishing a partly-posted story is not. In other words, the bang piece may be part of a series, but must be a cohesive story all on its own.

- Work should be beta’d, but we will have a system for finding betas if you don’t have one currently.

Artist Rules

- There’s a minimum of 10 art pieces per fic per artist.

- Co-artists are allowed; however, both artists must request each other as co-artists and you both must claim the same fics. The minimum art piece number for co-artists is 15.

-  Any media is acceptable, but they must be completed to the best of your ability, and any traditional art must be uploaded in as high-quality a manner as possible.

- Only new art is allowed. In other words, you may not edit existing posted artwork to fit the story you claimed.

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion of the general fighting skill of the Narutoverse ninjas against any of your Eols and the general elves/dwarves/balrogs etc of Middle Earth?

This is a hard one to answer, Anon, because it’s pretty much an even stevens match. 

Elves are connected with the planet- the trees, the water. Fuck Beleg Strongbow can sing a song and that song will magically sharpen his sword. Melian created a wall of magic that kept every evil thing out for hundreds of years. Luthien CONVINCED THE GOD OF DEATH TO GIVE HER BACK HER BOYFRIEND BY SINGING HIM A ROCKIN’ BALLAD. 

Dwarves? Are predominantly underground- not terrain ninja are familiar with- and are ‘the hardiest of all living peoples’. Ninjutsu might inconvenience them, at best. Ninja are no doubt faster but dwarves can survive wounds that would definitely kill a ninja. 

Balrogs are on fire all the time. Hard to fight something that’s on fire. 

Particularly powerful ninja like Hashirama or Madara would definitely cause problems but most ninjutsu can be stopped by creative means. Since this showdown would happen on Middle Earth (Ninja have the capability to travel dimensions, the Free Peoples of Tolkien do not) then access to senjutsu is out of the question because the natural energies of the planet are nothing like they are in Naruto’s world. 

Basically If the ninja got the DROP on the Free Peoples, then there’d be a problem for sure, but I don’t think they would win. Ninja do stealth well but so do elves, and the free peoples would have the benefit of home-turf knowledge. 

This is what my life has come to. Elves vs. Ninjas. 

(in a fight of my fav Chouji vs. Eol, Chouji would definitely lose, especially if he’s fighting Eol in Nan Elmoth.) 

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“Yup, decided to become the Pirate King ever since  was a kid ! I have a cool crew and we’ll find One Piece for sure and we’ll make our dreams come true !” They hadn’t known for long but it seemed like even the sea stone couldn’t stop Luffy from talking nonstop. 

“Ah don’t worry Lily, Marines have never managed to catch me before so we’ll find a way to escape for sure !” This wasn’t the first time Luffy had ended up in big trouble but somehow he had a ability to always get away from the tricky situations so he relied on that fact a lot. Also he didn’t want to worry too much about in general 

“Do you have any cool skills we could use by the way?”

if i had any skill in writing children or Gwydion or writing in general, i’d spit out a drabble of Gwydion Amell learning how to dad because that was a Real learning curve 

anonymous asked:

hello! for your college prompts, what advice would you give the students who don't really have any outstanding achievements? the ones who didn't join any contests or have any notable experiences to write about :(

Hi, thanks for the question! 

Honestly, every experience can be written as notable. It really depends on how you word your answers. Personal stories, like caring for ill siblings can be described as inspiration for students going into the medical field or school art projects, like painting self-portraits can be described as an eye-opening experience in self-reflection for students planning to study arts. 

It’s really important to remember that even though high achievements and notable experiences contribute to an individual’s application, it does not necessarily make or break an individual’s profile. This might sound deceptive, but honestly play up your strengths. (You might not think you have any really good ones, but trust me they’re there!) I’d recommend doing a bit of research of your field of interest’s general responsibilities and focusing on any transferable skills that you currently possess that can be detailed in a college essay or application form. Many scholarship and college committees are looking for students willing to think outside the box, identify transferable experiences for field compatibility and show a clear interest in studying at the school of application. The experience is not the important thing, the reflection and lessons learned are what’s most important. If you show evidence of your ability to commit and work diligently, while showing clear signs of potential; schools will definitely be interested in taking you under their wing. 

Hobbies can also play a key role in applications, even non-school or organization held ones. As long as you can show evidence of progress (i.e. photography, videos, maybe a participation certificate) for an activity, self-taught instruments or languages are very impressive. Other hobbies such as crafting, machinery or creative writing can also be assets! I suggest making a list of your daily activities and going from there. Sometimes activities that you may not have considered (i.e. cooking, baking, etc) can greatly contribute to an application. Here’s just a couple examples that could possibly be helpful in the formatting of this sort of writing:

  • Baking (Have you considered baking something for a charity event? Baking a cake or a tray of cookies can add to your application because you can include the title of charity event volunteer and contributor or that you’ve baked to support charity events.) 
  • Blogging (Even Tumblr blogging! As long as you can show evidence of original posts with a socially acceptable theme (I’d recommend “educational (meaning anything you can learn,)” current-event or literature-based content) you can say that you enjoy writing articles in your spare time and host a blog where you contribute original content.)    
  • Travel (Travel a lot with your family or friends? Spin this experience into a cultural exploration activity and focus heavily on personal reflections of your trip. By doing this, you can say that you have a strong interest in sociology, modern anthropology and ancient anthropology.)

It’s never too late to pick up new skills! Keep an eye out for new opportunities to expand your abilities and community involvement and who’s knows maybe you’ll even find an activity you become extremely passionate about! Here’s some other tips to show off your skills:

  1. Use a higher variety of language in writing: This means, use a thesaurus for application writing! A higher language variety shows that a student has a higher linguistic interest. In saying this however, do not change every word in sentences or an obvious pattern such as one-change-per-sentence! Contribute where you feel you can be fancy
  2. Name-drop: By that meaning, cleverly mention the names of organizations and companies you’ve been involved with. Involvement refers to any sort of assistance with physical evidence. (Remember that baking example I mentioned earlier? Say that the organization in question was Free the Children - you could add Free the Children charity event volunteer and contributor to your application.) Do not call out organizations randomly but strategically - if it just so happens that the charity in question was present and involved then it doesn’t hurt to add that to your application. This shows that a student is well-connected in their communities as well as being apt at networking.
  3. Strategic self-reflection: In detailing how you felt and what you learned, include references to any historical/current events, academic curriculum or personal interest educational content! For example: 

As I explore the streets of Greece, I cannot help but appreciate cultural identities that are in constant evolution. Greece, once a centerpiece of economic power now lies in a new era; one of economic uncertainty in the shadows of the growing strength of several new power players - the United States and China. 

This shows that a student has high intellectual ability, is good at problem solving and applying their knowledge where it can be used.

abracadabrasimsala  asked:

Hi! I've recently started on the tarot, and I have trouble interpreting the spread as a cohesive whole. Like, I get the individual positions, but I find it difficult to link everything together. Do you have any advice?

In general, I think this is a skill that mostly takes time to develop - it’s hard to do! It’s story telling, merging and mixing the different elements of the reading to create a cohesive whole. I’m still working on it myself, but that’s part of what makes doing tarot so much fun.

I tend to break down the elements of tarot reading like this:

  • The cards - images
  • The cards - traditional meanings, meanings we develop over time with use
  • The spread theme - focus of the spread, areas of experience it speaks too
  • The spread positions - the specific thing that one spot hones in on
  • The question - what the person wants to know

To me, the most important piece is the question, the thing that the person wants to know about, get guidance on, dig deeper into. That question guides and influences the entire reading, the story you tell with the cards.

The cards are next: they’re the words, the building blocks and bones of the reading itself. They provide background, direction, and advice.

The spread itself, to me, is last. It organizes the story and gives order to the reading. You can have it pre-ordered with a theme and set positions, or you can develop and suss out them out as you go. There’s value and joy in both.

The story, the narrative of the reading, comes out when you combine these elements. Each one influences the other.

Things I’ve done to develop a cohesive whole, based on the advice of several books…

  • Start small. Pull 1 card and tell a story. Ignore the traditional meanings, here - you want to base it entirely on what you see in the card image itself. Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card suggests this. When you’re done, how does the meaning of the card fit in with the story? Does it line up, or add nuance?
  • Get a little bigger. Pull two or three cards, and do the same. How does each card flow into the next and create a narrative? What elements and images repeat card to card? How do the meanings build up a narrative? In her book, Marseilles Tarot, Camelia Elias focuses on this kind of storytelling in her readings. It defines her approach to the cards.
  • Within any reading, pay attention to directionality. Are two cards facing each other, or away? Is one looking towards another card (up, down, left, or right depending on layout), but it’s turned away? In general, I use the left = past focus, right = future focus method. Looking down tends to be looking inwards, while look up can be looking to something outside of the self (spiritually, goals, whatever). Benebell Wen’s Holistic Tarot talks about that, and it added so much to my reading style.
  • Combine card meaning with the card position. Have a positive card in a “negative” position? Ok, explore the more negative sides of that card. How can it be a bad thing? Maybe it’s something that shouldn’t be done, despite its apparent positivity. Or perhaps things aren’t as bad as the position (or card) might suggest.

The most important thing, to me, is to let the question guide the reading. Everything should come back to that, even if it ends up like, “Yeah, it seems like your focus shouldn’t be relationships right now… work is playing a larger role right now, so it may be a while til you find someone.”

(This has happened! It’s cool. I even had a friend come back to me a year later confirming a reading like that.)

After that, follow the narrative, the story. And practice! Practice helps.

Good gods, I hope this helps? It’s kind of long. Add your thoughts and suggestions, community! We all have different ways of developing our stories and cohesive readings.

Tell Me I’m a slut

I’ll tell you that I have tasted love in many forms, both twisted and beautiful, and I have known so many people in so many ways that I understand what it is to want and be wanted.


Tell Me I’m a prude

I’ll tell you that just because you have not earned the right to my sensuality does not mean it doesn’t exist.  I will tell you that my beauty is mine, and no less if I never share it with a single person.


Tell Me I’m bossy

I’ll tell you that I have read hundreds of thousands of words, and have the skill and knowledge of any general.  I have no fear of commanding my army.


Tell Me I’m weak

I’ll show you the muscles of my legs and the callouses of my hands, as strong as any.  I will show you that I can lift the world upon my back and laugh off the weight.


Tell Me I’m conceited

I’ll put on my switchblade heels, my bulletproof cocktail dress, and paint my lips with dripping blood.  I will smile and tell you I’m not conceited, I am the wolf.  


Tell Me I’m a girl

I’ll tell you that every girl is a warrior.  I’ll tell you that a girl can be put down for loving too many, or not enough.  That a girl is mocked as both too emotional, and too cold.  That to avoid all ridicule a girl must be a mute, that she not be seen as too brash or too bold.   She must be owned by a man that she may not be a whore, but not a holdout either.


Tell Me I’m angry

I’ll tell you you’re damn right I am.

anonymous asked:

Any general tips to improve English skills? 😎

Immerse yourself in the language; read and listen. Watch TV programs or listen to the radio. Read newspapers, fiction, fanfic, anything you like.

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.

Look at this website to improve your English.

Look at this website to improve your grammar.

The Land of the Blind

Contains violence, gore, language, smut, and most importantly, zombies. Apocalyptic!5sos. You have been warned.

Chapter One. Hope you enjoy! -M x

      Darwinism: a theory that inherent dynamic forces allow only the fittest persons of an organization to prosper in a competitive environment or situation.

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anonymous asked:

Firstly, I just wanted to adore your lovely, complex, evocative writing. Secondly, I know a while back you said you studied acting/theatre at college. I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on Eliza Taylor's and Alycia Debnam-Carey's acting skills. In general and also if there are any specific scenes/moments that they particularly shine in, acting wise. Thank you kindly!

Thank you for the very kind words. :) I think Eliza and Alycia are both very talented, but I don’t really find them incredibly comparable to one another as actors; at least, not specifically on The 100. The characters they are playing, while they have similarities, are very different and demand different types of portrayal. Alycia’s character on The 100 is very reserved, so she has to portray the range of Lexa’s emotions and experiences in a much more subdued, subtle manner, which is often a very difficult thing to do as an actor, because you aren’t getting to express your character’s emotions through outward, immensely visible actions/displays. Eliza’s character, on the other hand, is a very visible, heart-on-her-sleeve, outward expression type of character. Clarke holds a lot of things in, but she emotes outwardly a lot too–very physical shows of affection/need/desperation/anger/grief. Her character also has a very fluid (and really constantly shifting) flow of characteristics and roles (grieving daughter, panicked kid, pseudo doctor, flirty teen, driven individual, pseudo leader, level-headed peace talker, passionate lover, motivational speaker/friend, war lord, commander/in-charge, desperate escapee, untrusting captive, etc.) She gets to shift a lot, and they are all very visible, noticeable changes, whereas Alycia’s character remains rather fixed in her role and her changes are more internal, which are more difficult to express/communicate to an audience.

So, it’s hard to compare their acting in this show, so I won’t. I will just say that they are both very talented. Eliza’s outward emoting (especially the scenes when she really pulls forth Clarke’s grief) is lovely to watch, especially when we can watch her then quickly shift into that very cocky, in-charge persona. She makes the transition very seamless and engaging, believable.

Alycia really impressed me with Lexa. Her ability to communicate SO MUCH with so little outward expression is incredible. She emotes in the most subtle ways, but even those little ticks (like the slight clenching of her jaw or a thick swallow or the sheen of tears filling her eyes but none actually falling) are enough to evoke very strong emotions and reactions from those watching. She engages the audience fully even with only minute outward action/reaction/expression. The ‘Not everyone. Not you.’ scene always comes to mind, because she does such an incredible job of toeing the line between breaking and holding on. It is obvious that Lexa is overwhelmed in that scene but Alycia creates such a delicate balance between visibly expressing that and maintaining control. It’s beautiful to watch. Also, the scene where she and Clarke are seeking out the sniper, and she turns to look over her burning village. Beautiful. It’s very impressive. I can tell she has a lot of natural talent.