over ture

moments in season 2 that haven’t been fully appreciated by the fandom
  • hunk: “uh oh, i think keith just blew his own mind!” [everyone laughs goodnaturedly, keith looks sheepish but is smiling]
  • pidge geeking out over turing
  • “coran, coran, the gorgeous man!”
  • lance being absolutely adorable multiple times (nicknaming the blade of marmora “marmorites”, yelling “stay away from my friend!” when protecting the yupper that he just met, “i don’t need pants, i’m a mermaid”, “is this a game? i like games!” [ten seconds later] “is this a game? i hate games!”)
  • keith’s “back-lion driving” (and the fact that hunk listens to him lol)
  • allura playing charades with the castle mice
  • keith PILOTING THE FUCKING BLACK LION
  • ALLURA KICKING DRUID ASS AND FIGHTING HAGGAR
  • HAGGAR BEING AN ALTEAN??? ALLURA AND CORAN AREN’T THE ONLY ONES LEFT OF THEIR RACE??
  • the look on shiro’s face when he realizes that keith has a galra knife
  • blade of marmora: “can you corroborate your friend’s story? does this knife belong to him?” shiro, sounding incredibly torn: “….i don’t know”
  • [lance panicking when they’re holding the scaultrite disks] pidge: “hold on tight, lance!”
Old Friends - Jughead x Reader

-I’m a new face to blogging so be aware I’m like an old grandma on the internet but I hope you enjoy this thing I wrote. I’m actually happy with how it turned out…ish but you know, room for improvement!

Show: RiverDale
Pairing: Jughead x Reader
Summary: you were the one who gave Jughead Jones is famous hat
Word count: 1241
Warnings: no just my terrible writing!

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10 years prior

You walked into RiverDale Elementary. Your black backpack on your back as you made your ways through the ever winding corridors. Finally, spotting your classroom door you pushed the stark yellow door open and waddled inside.

Your little 6 year old legs entered the child decorated classroom, messily drawn ladybugs and various other pictures decorated the walls. Your (Y/E/C) child eyes, scanned over every inch of the messy classroom that has seemingly become over crowded with people. Your eyes landed on a small boy with Raven hair, as soon as your eyes spotted him, your eyes lit up, like a kid in a candy store.

You bumbled on over to the lone boy sat in the corner of the room, unzipping your backpack and pulling out a blue decorated box.

“Hey, Juggie” you tapped his shoulder with your free hand, emotions slightly building up inside you.

“Oh hi (Y/N/N), what’s that?” The young boy asked as his eyes landed on the box, that you now cradled in your arms.

“It’s a present, for you!” You giggled, pushing your hands forward to allow the boy to collected from your grasp.

“It’s not my birthday, why have you gotten me a present?” Juggie asked so innocently.

“Well, we are moving and you are my best friend! The bestest in the world!! So I decided to get you a handmade presents. My mummy says it’s one of a kind!” You nodded as you moved your hands about crazily.

“You mean you are leaving me?” The boy asked, the now gloomy look painting his face.

“Yeah, I just came in to give you this” you smiled sadly, allowing jughead to stand to his feet and give you a big hug.

You knew you were going to miss this little boy. But hopefully one day in the future you will be reunited.

“Goodbye Juggie, i love you soo much” you smiled and kissed his cheek, before spinning on your heels and making your way over to the door, Turing around one last time to wave the boy a goodbye.

“Bye (Y/N) I’ll miss you” the boy whispered as the sad smile reappeared on his still developing face.

***

Present day

“Dad, I’m going for a walk” you called out as you slipped on your navy jacket, brushing your fingers through your (Y/H/C) hair and making your way to the front door.

“Okay, princess! Be home by 10!” Your father called out as you shut the door and walked of the porch and down the winding path. Starting your journey to pops.

The neon, diner sign lit your face in a dimly lit blue and you pushed open the door, hearing the all too familiar ding of the welcoming bell.

Your eyes scanned around the diner, taking in the familiar scene that was displayed in front of you. The neatly spaced booths littered the little, quaint diner. The now older Pops stood behind the counter like he use to when you were just a little girl, running around in burgundy converse and a little girly dress, oh how your style has changed.

“Hi, erm, can I have a milkshake please, strawberry if possible?” You asked as you approached the counter to be greeted with the one and only pops himself. The old chap just smiled at you, taking in your face as realisation hit him.

“Look how big you are now (Y/N)! I can’t believe you’re here, why did you come back?” Pop Tate asked as he just stared at you with a charmingly, wide grin.

“I know, I’m so happy you recognised me. And my dad wanted to move back since we lost our mum” you replied sadly, memories of your late mother coming back to you.

“Oh, I’m so sorry (Y/N), well it’s good to see you. Enjoy your milkshake” Pop said as he went of to serve another customer. You walked away from the bar and too a available booth, plopping down on one of the seats and tucking into the strawberry milkshake you had brought.

You were sat there for what felt like hours, scrolling through your phone and drawing the a piece of paper you slipped into your pocket back at your house when, you heard the ding of the bell that hung above the door and a group of teenagers walk in, chatting amongst themselves as the walked to the furthest booth in the diner.

You couldn’t help but over hear the conversation being said and noticing one of the teenage patrons that had just walked into the diner.

How could you forget him?!

“Hey, Jughead. Where did you get your hat from anyway?” A raven haired girl asked. The girl was very pretty and obviously was close to the group of teens and that you haven’t met before, obviously other than the brooding, angsty looking one.

You knew this was your queue to walk over there and introduce yourself, battering up the courage to walk straight over there.

“He got it from an old friend. Would like to think he still remembers” you stated as you walked towards the table, the group of teenagers just Turing around and looking at you.

“And who are you, damn girl!” The Raven haired girl spoke up again as the others just gawked at you.

“(Y/N/N)?” The one voice you had been dying to here spoke up. The raven haired boy looked up in shock as his eyes met yours

“Hi Juggie” you smiled as you pushed a strand of hair from in front of your hair. “It’s been awhile, glad to see you wearing the beanie” you gazed upon his head the beanie you gave him just 10 years ago.

“Yeah, it’s been a hell of a while” he gasped, or a manly grunt came out, obviously he was not impressed to see the likes of you Turing up.

“So, where my hug? Where the ’(Y/N/N) I’ve missed you so much, I’ve never stopped thinking about you! I’m so glad you’re here?!’ Mumbo jumbo that normally happens?” You sarcastically remarked.

“Sorry to interrupt but who are you?” A brown haired boy who was definitely ‘too gay to function’ spoke up.

“(Y/N) (Y/L/N) or (Y/N/N) for short. I lived here 10 years ago, Jug was my best mate in elementary” you spoke up confidently, waving to the rest of the teenagers. “And yous are?”

“I’m Kevin! This is Veronica, Archie, Betty and you obviously know Jughead Jones” the lad named Kevin replied.

“Well it’s nice to meet you all, Juggie here obviously hasn’t mentioned me” you laughed as you gained an eye roll from the dark haired boy.

“We need to talk” Jughead spoke up, hopping up from his place in the booth and ushering you outside. As soon as the door shut to the diner he sighed.

“I know what you are abo-” you were cut of by the boy giving you a massive hug, almost a bear hug.

“I’ve missed you so much (Y/N/N)” he said softly and he rubbed your back.

“I missed you too Forsythe” you laughed as you just continued to hug in the night sky that was above you. The flickering, neon diner sign that lit the two of your figures as the moon shined in the RiverDale sky.


You were so glad to be back.

French 101 ♡ Grayson

Summary: Grayson needs help with the help with the homework, so he ask’s you.

Word Count: 332

Warnings: None.

A/N: This is my first imagine, so go easy on me. & I got this as a prompt, but I can’t find it again…


“-And that’s it for today. Don’t forget the homework is due tomorrow” Mrs. Wilson yelled over all the kids packing up their things, waiting for the bell to ring. You put the Homework in your backpack, telling yourself you’d do it later. “I’m starving, Y/N. How much more longer until lunch” Angela, your best friend, complained, throwing her backpack over her shoulder, turing to face you. “Angela, we have lunch next” You laughed, putting your bag on your back, then walking t0wards the door. “Oh, right” She laughed, you rolling her eyes. Once the bell rang, you were halfway to the cafeteria, before you realized you forgot your notebook back in the class.

“Fuck” You mumbled, going to turn around, Angela instantly noticing. “What” She questioned, not knowing what you were mad about. “I left my notebook in Mrs Wilson room, I’ll meet you at the table” You smiled, walking back to the class to grab your notebook.

Once you finally got your notebook back, you started walking back to the cafeteria, hoping Angela got you some food. “Umph” You were suddenly on the floor, your phone thrown halfway across the hallway. “What the-” You glanced up, seeing a guy, apologizing for his actions. “I-I’m so sorry” He laughed, extending his hand to help you up. “It’s fine, I’m fine, my butt just hurts a little” You laughed, grabbing your notebook, and phone off the floor. As you two walked towards the stairs to walk to the cafeteria, you got this feeling that you knew the stranger from somewhere.

“Wait. I recognize you from somewhere” You suddenly said, looking at the stranger. “From your dreams” He teased, winking at you. “No..” You trailed off, trying to figure out were you knew him from. “Oh! You’re that kid that sits beside me and always cheats off me in French 101” You laughed, finally figuring out were you knew him from. “Yep, that’s me. I’m Grayson” He smiled, turing towards you. “Y/N” You smiled.

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Benedict Cumberbatch over the years [x]
Updated 25.07.14 (added more characters)
Updated 01.11.14 (fixed some images quality)
Updated 14.05.15 (added more characters)
Updated 17.08.15 (added some images and upcoming work)
Updated 18.11.15 (rearrange images, added some images and upcoming work)
Updated 12.04.16 (added upcoming work and rearrange sherlock seasons)



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Requested by: Anon (Months ago)
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You layed their in each others arms wrapped in a very soft and fluffy red blanket. The both of you were content,very warm and very happy in your calm embrace. A glass of wine in your hand.

Erik slowly titled his head down towards your neck and smiled as he inhaled your scent that he’s gotten to quickly love.
“This is nice.” Erik let out a sigh of content placing his glass on the coffee table, wrapping his hands around your waist leaning into the back of the couch.
“It is… I hope it won’t end.” Erik huffed in a form of laughter with a small smile.
“Oh I’m sure it won’t.”
“Of course, not like we got kids to teach and each other to train.” A small laugh was shared between the two of you before you start to settle again.

A small yawn left your mouth and your eyes suddenly heavy.
“Tired?’ Erik asked knowing the answer as he was already taking your glass and placing it on the table.
"Maybe…” You murmured turing over so you could face Erik with a sleepy smile.
“Love you.” Erik placed a kiss upon your forhead, tightened the already wrapped blanket, properlly layed down slowly closing his eyes after he looked at your peacful form.

Hello everyone! Last month marked the end of my second year here on tumblr and the beginning of my third year! Also, it has been a year since I made the transition to blogging Asian photography. I’m so glad to have made that change because there are so many beautiful photos taken by talented photographers! And finally, thank you to all of the blogs here, your blogs are fabulous because they’re run by even more fabulous people that have made my tumblr experience wonderful c: I look forward to another amazing year of photography! ^^

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anonymous asked:

Everytime I try to study and I'm reading, everything I had just read just goes right out the window. How do I go about this? :c

8 Tips To Remember What You Read

1) Know Your Purpose

Every­one should have a pur­pose for their read­ing and think about how that pur­pose is being ful­filled dur­ing the actual read­ing. The advan­tage for remem­ber­ing is that check­ing con­tin­u­ously for how the pur­pose is being ful­filled helps the reader to stay on task, to focus on the more rel­e­vant parts of the text, and to rehearse con­tin­u­ously as one reads. This also saves time and effort because rel­e­vant items are most attended.

Iden­ti­fy­ing the pur­pose should be easy if you freely choose what to read. Just ask your­self, “Why am I read­ing this?” If it is to be enter­tained or pass the time, then there is not much prob­lem. But myr­iad other rea­sons could apply, such as:

  • to under­stand a cer­tain group of peo­ple, such as Mus­lims, Jews, Hin­dus, etc.
  • to crys­tal­lize your polit­i­cal posi­tion, such as why a given gov­ern­ment pol­icy should be opposed.
  • to develop an informed plan or proposal.
  • to sat­isfy a require­ment of an aca­d­e­mic course or other assigned reading.

Many of us have read­ings assigned to us, as in a school envi­ron­ment. Or the boss may hand us a man­ual and say “Here. We need you to read this.” Whether the order comes from a teacher or boss, we need to ask, “What do you want me to learn from this?” In the absence of such guid­ance, you should still for­mu­late your best guess about what you should learn and remem­ber from the reading.

2) Skim First

Some read­ing tasks require no more than skim­ming. Proper skim­ming includes putting an empha­sis on the head­ings, pic­tures, graphs, tables, and key para­graphs (which are usu­ally at the begin­ning and the end). Depend­ing on the pur­pose, you should slow down and read care­fully only the parts that con­tribute to ful­fill­ing the read­ing purpose.

Even mate­r­ial that has to be stud­ied care­fully should be skimmed first. The ben­e­fits of skim­ming first are that the skim­ming: 1) primes the mem­ory, mak­ing it eas­ier to remem­ber when you read it the sec­ond time, 2) ori­ents the think­ing, help­ing you to know where the impor­tant con­tent is in the doc­u­ment, 3) cre­ates an over­all sense and gestalt for the doc­u­ment, which in turn makes it eas­ier to remem­ber cer­tain particulars.

Brows­ing on the Inter­net encour­ages peo­ple to skim read. The way con­tent is han­dled on the Web is even caus­ing writ­ers to make wider use of Web devices, such as num­bered or bul­leted lists, side­bars, graph­ics, text boxes and side­bars. But the bad news is that the Web style makes it even harder to learn how to read in-depth; that is, the Web teaches us to skim, cre­at­ing bad read­ing habits for in-depth reading.

3) Get the Mechan­ics Right

For in-depth read­ing, eyes need to move in a dis­ci­plined way. Skim­ming actu­ally trains eyes to move with­out dis­ci­pline. When you need to read care­fully and remem­ber the essence of large blocks of text, the eyes must snap from one fix­a­tion point to the next in left– to right-sequence. More­over, the fix­a­tions should not be one indi­vid­ual let­ters or even sin­gle words, but rather on sev­eral words per fix­a­tion. There are reading-improvement machines that train the eyes to fix­ate prop­erly, but few schools use them. I know from per­sonal expe­ri­ence with such machines that they can increase read­ing speed markedly with­out a cost in lower com­pre­hen­sion. Poor read­ers who stum­ble along from word to word actu­ally tend to have lower com­pre­hen­sion because their mind is pre­oc­cu­pied with rec­og­niz­ing the let­ters and their arrange­ment in each word.That is a main rea­son they can’t remem­ber what they read. Count­less times I have heard col­lege stu­dents say, “I read that chap­ter three times, and I still can’t answer your ques­tions.” When I ask thought-provoking ques­tions about the mate­r­ial, they often can’t answer the ques­tions because they can’t remem­ber the mean­ing of what they read. Even with straight­for­ward sim­ple mem­o­riza­tion ques­tions, they often can’t remem­ber, because their focus on the words them­selves kept them from asso­ci­at­ing what their eyes saw with their own pre-existing knowl­edge and thus facil­i­tat­ing remem­ber­ing. In short, to remem­ber what you read, you have to think about what the words mean.

I am not argu­ing against phon­ics, which in my view is vital for the ini­tial learn­ing of how to read. But phon­ics is just the first step in good read­ing prac­tice. At some point, the reader needs to rec­og­nize whole words as com­plete units and then expand that capa­bil­ity to clus­ters of sev­eral words.

Among the key tac­tics for good mechan­ics of read­ing, I list the following:

  • Make eye con­tact with all the text not being delib­er­ately skimmed
  • See mul­ti­ple words in each eye fixation
  • Strive to expand the width of each eye fix­a­tion (on an 8.5″ width, strive for three fix­a­tions or even­tu­ally two per line). This skill has to be devel­oped in stages. First, learn how do read at five or six fix­a­tions per line. Then work on four per line. Then three.
  • Snap eyes from one fix­a­tion point to another (hor­i­zon­tal snaps on long lines, ver­ti­cal snap if whole line in a col­umn can be seen with one fixation).

Learn­ing how to do this takes prac­tice. If you can’t do it on your own, con­sider for­mal train­ing from a read­ing center.

4) Be Judi­cious in High­light­ing and Note Taking

Use a high­lighter to mark a FEW key points to act as the basis for men­tal pic­tures and reminder cues. Add key words in the mar­gins if you don’t find use­ful clues to highlight.

Almost all stu­dents use high­lighter pens to iden­tify key parts of a text. But many stu­dents either high­light too much or high­light the wrong things. They become so pre­oc­cu­pied in mark­ing up the book that they don’t pay enough atten­tion to what they are read­ing. A bet­ter approach is to high­light just a few key words on a page. If many pages don’t require high­lights, sticky tabs on pages with high­lights can greatly speed a study process for whole books.

It is cru­cial to think about the mean­ing of text. High­lighted text needs to be rehearsed in the con­text of how it fits with the pur­pose, why it needs to be remem­bered, and how it fits with impor­tant mate­r­ial that pre­ceded it. Every few para­graphs or pages, depend­ing on the infor­ma­tion den­sity, the reader should stop and self-quiz to make sure the impor­tant mate­r­ial is being mem­o­rized. Mak­ing out­line notes of such mate­r­ial after it is first read can be an impor­tant rehearsal aid for form­ing imme­di­ate mem­ory and for later study. The act of cre­at­ing such an out­line from work­ing mem­ory, and check­ing it against the con­tent just read, sup­ports mem­ory for­ma­tion in very pow­er­ful ways.

5) Think in Pictures

A pic­ture may not be worth a thou­sand words, but it can cer­tainly cap­ture the essence of dozens of words. More­over, pic­tures are much eas­ier to mem­o­rize than words. Those mem­ory wiz­ards who put on stage shows owe their suc­cess (as do card coun­ters in casi­nos) to use of gim­micks based on men­tal pic­tures. Ordi­nary read­ers can use to good effect the prac­tice of mak­ing men­tal images of the mean­ing of text. The high­lighted key words in text, for exam­ple, if used as a start­ing point for men­tal pic­tures, then become very use­ful for mem­o­riza­tion. One only has to spot the key words and think of the asso­ci­ated men­tal images. Some­times it helps to make men­tal images of head­ings and sub-heads. Pic­tures also become eas­ier to remem­ber when they are clus­tered into sim­i­lar groups or when they are chained together to tell a story.

Men­tal pic­tures are not the only way to facil­i­tate mem­ory for what you read. I under­stand that actors use another approach for mem­o­riz­ing their lines for a play, movie, or TV show. Actors “get into the part” and study the mean­ing of the script in depth, which seems to pro­duce mem­ory auto­mat­i­cally for them. When the same script is mem­o­rized with men­tal images, it appears that the text is being looked at from the out­side, as some­thing to be mem­o­rized. Actors, on the other hand, appear to be look­ing at the same text from the inside, as some­thing to be expe­ri­enced. The actors probe the deep mean­ing of the text, which inevitably involves attend­ing to the exact words. For exam­ple, they seem to explore why their char­ac­ter would use a given set of word­sto express a par­tic­u­lar thought. This is still a process of asso­ci­a­tion, except that actors are asso­ci­at­ing words with real mean­ing and con­text as opposed to con­trived visual image mean­ing and context.

Both approaches require engage­ment. The reader has to think hard about what is being read, and that is what helps you to remem­ber what is read.

6) Rehearse As You Go Along

Read in short seg­ments (a few para­graphs to a few pages, depend­ing on con­tent den­sity), all the while think­ing about and para­phras­ing the mean­ing of what is written.

To rehearse what you are mem­o­riz­ing, see how many of the men­tal pic­tures you can recon­struct. Use head­ings and high­lighted words if needed to help you rein­force the men­tal pic­tures. Rehearse the men­tal pic­tures every day or so for the first few days after reading.

Think about the con­tent in each seg­ment in terms of how it sat­is­fies the pur­pose for read­ing. Ask your­self ques­tions about the con­tent. “How does this infor­ma­tion fit what I already know and don’t know? Why did the author say that? Do I under­stand what this means? What is the evi­dence? Do I agree with ideas or con­clu­sions? Why or why not? What is the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion?” How much of this do I need to mem­o­rize?” Apply the ideas to other sit­u­a­tions and con­texts. Gen­er­ate ideas about the content.

It also helps to focus on what is not said. To do that you also have to keep in work­ing memory what was said. This not only helps mem­ory, but you get the oppor­tu­nity to gain cre­ative insights about the sub­ject. In short, think­ing not only pro­motes mem­ory for­ma­tion but also understanding.

7) Oper­ate Within Your Atten­tion Span

Pay­ing atten­tion is cen­tral to mem­o­riza­tion. Try­ing to read when you can’t con­cen­trate is wast­ing time. Since most peo­ple have short atten­tion spans, they should not try to read dense mate­r­ial for more than 10 or 15 min­utes at a time. After such a ses­sion, they should take a break and quiz them­selves on what they just read.

Ulti­mately, read­ers should dis­ci­pline their atten­tion so they can con­cen­trate for longer periods.

8) Rehearse Soon After Read­ing Is Finished

At the read­ing ses­sion end, rehearse what you learned right away. Avoid dis­trac­tions and multi-tasking because they inter­fere with the con­sol­i­da­tion processes that enable longer-term mem­ory. Answer again the ques­tions about con­tent men­tioned in the “Rehearse As You Go Along” section.

Think about and rehearse what you read at least twice later that day. Rehearse again at last once for the next 2–3 days.

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good luck buttercup! x

Failing the Turing Test

What does Eugene Goostman’s triumph over the Turing Test really mean for the future of Artificial Intelligence? Gary Marcus explains: http://nyr.kr/1mxDdUs

“In the years since Turing, many machines have mastered individual tasks, like playing chess (IBM’s Deep Blue exceeded even the best humans) and even Jeopardy (IBM’s Watson). But each such program is tailored to a particular task, and none has possessed the sort of broad intelligence that characterizes humans. No existing combination of hardware and software can learn completely new things at will the way a clever child can.”