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Pikachu Hat event code for Pokémon Sun & Moon


Pikachu Hat event code is: PIKACHU20

The code can only be used once and you can choose which hat Pikachu will be wearing depending on when the code is used

- Original hat (Kanto and Johto regions): September 19 - September 25

- Hoenn region hat: September 26 - October 2

- Sinnoh region hat: October 3 - October 9

- Unova region hat: October 10 - October 16

- Kalos region hat: October 17 - October 23

- Alola region hat: October 24 - October 30

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'Despacito' Ties for Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1 of 2017 With 12th Week on Top
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's collab, featuring Justin Bieber, also ties for the most weeks (13) spent atop the Digital Song Sales chart.

Beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, two songs by One Direction members hit new highs in the top 20: Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, reaches the region (25-16) and Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” pushes 19-18. Meanwhile, 1D’s Louis Tomlinson logs the chart’s highest debut, as “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexhaand Digital Farm Animals, begins at No. 40. As the song is Tomlinson’s first top 40 hit, all five (current and former) members of One Direction have now earned top 40 Hot 100 hits.

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Photography: “Portrait of Muhammad al Auf, a tribesman of the Bayt Mbarik lineage of Rashid Bedouin and one of Wilfred Thesiger’s Bedouin companions, standing with a camel in the Al Batin sands. Muhammad al Auf poses next to his camel holding a rifle, a camel stick, and the head-rope for his camel. His camel, saddled and loaded with baggage, looks off towards the high right.”

United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter, Abu Dhabi Emirate, Al Gharbia Region, Al Batin
December 16-25, 1946    

Photographer:  Wilfred Patrick Thesiger

Deadly floods hit Greece

Six people were reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 19 people dead.

All search and rescue operations were being conducted in the Mandra area on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, where Nov. 15  flooding turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, slamming cars into buildings and submerging sections of a highway.

The flood, which followed an overnight storm, caused widespread destruction in Mandra and nearby areas, where authorities said about 500 homes and businesses had been damaged.

The disaster was among the worst to have hit the Greek capital in decades, and the government declared Thursday, Nov. 16  a day of national mourning. (AP)

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An ancient statue is partly submerged under water at an archaeological site, following flash floods which hit the area, at the village of Dion, Greece, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters)

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A view of the damaged cemetery of Mandra town, west of Athens, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP)

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A elderly woman walks in front of a damaged house in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Friday , Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP)

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A playground after it was hit by a flood earlier this week at Mandra town, west of Athens, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP)

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People clean a road in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

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Locals wear plastic bags to protect from mud as they walk next to destroyed cars, following flash floods which hit areas west of Athens on November 15 killing at least 15 people, in Mandra, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A TV set and curtains are stuck on a destroyed window of a flooded house, following flash floods which hit areas west of Athens on November 15 killing at least 15 people, in Mandra, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A car at the entrance of a flooded house after the water has receded in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP)

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Maria Kriada is comforted outside her destroyed house following flash floods which hit areas west of Athens on November 15 killing at least 15 people, in Nea Peramos, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A photo shows a shirt hanging near a bookcase marked with mud from floodwater in a house in Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 16, 2017, after heavy rainfall caused flooding early on November 15. (Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man helps evacuate a woman from a flooded street in Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Dimitris Lambropoulos/AFP/Getty Images)

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A dog is seen at the damaged store after torrential rains struck the west Athenian suburb of Mandra, Greece on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Muddy clothes have been left on a fence of a house in Mandra, Western Attica, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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Floods and mudslides have turned roads into fast-flowing rivers after torrential rains struck the west Athenian suburb of Mandra, Greece on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Bystanders and rescue personnel look at vehicles submerged in floodwaters on a highway near Eleusina, south-west of Athens on Nov. 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall. (Photo: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman gestures as a car is removed from the road in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall in the area caused damage and left seven people dead. (Photo: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images)

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An inside view of a damaged house is seen after torrential rains struck the west Athenian suburb of Mandra, Greece on Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Women holding umbrellas stand next to a damaged shop, in a flooded street of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall. (Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

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A local, carrying a dog in his jacket, saves a cat that was trapped in a tree, following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A woman sweeps mud outside her house at Mandra, Attica region, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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Hellenic Red Cross volunteers and firemen evacuate an elderly man following heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A man stands in front of a damaged shop in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall. (Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

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AA man helps another one to walk in a flooded street following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Xinhua/Marios Lolos via Getty Images)

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The interior of a car is covered with mud, in Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall.
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Locals walk among debris in a yard, following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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Part of a destroyed house is seen following heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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A man tries to get into a car stuck in floodwater in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, on Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images)

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Destroyed cars block a muddy road following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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Local Konstantina Louka stands next to her destroyed garage entrance following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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General aerial view of a flooded area following flash floods in Mandra, West Attica, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017 in this still image taken from social media video. (Photo: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens via Reuters)

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A local, carrying a dog in his jacket, holds a cat he saved from a tree, following a heavy rainfall in the town of Mandra, Greece, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

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We’re taking questions about mental health

We have this ^^ panel of experts to answer them. Ask about the stigma surrounding mental health that exacerbates the problem and keeps people from seeking treatment. Ask about the disproportionate impact this has on minorities and vulnerable communities. Ask about improvements in data and science that’s transforming our understanding of mental health and treatment. Ask anything you want. Anons welcome.

We’ll be taking questions until Wednesday, October 19 and start posting answers on Saturday, October 22nd.

And you can read more about our panel after the jump,

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okay, listen, my theory about pokemon sun/moon: They Are Going To Be a Two-Region Game Connected to Kalos
  • Nintendo has never not released some sort of third version
  • but they HAVE shaken up traditions, like there being two sequels in Black/White 2
  • There are unused areas and plot points in Kalos like:
  • the locked doors in the Power Plant
  • the TRAIN STATION that currently goes to nowhere in Couriway Town
  • THIS DUDE:

  • There were unexplained ghost girls too but moving on:
  • THE DEFINING FEATURE OF AN ENTIRE TOWN WAS ITS AUSPICIOUS SUNDIAL:
  • a Hex Maniac in Anistar mentions that THERE ARE MOONDIALS TOO

AND OKAY SO:

  • ZYGARDE gets introuded to be much more complicated than first presented in XY, with a variety of formes and shit? Pretty much being a core being that gathers little symbiotes up to be a bigger creature
  • Even though four new Zygarde variants are introduced in the movies/anime, they’ve yet to make their way into the game
  • The THIRD MEMBER of the Legendary Trio has new formes. that have not been in the game.
  • What do we know about Zygarde Cores?
  • From Bulbapedia: “ [Zygarde cores] are self-aware and can communicate via telepathy, monitoring the ecosystem around them. Zygarde Cores get their energy through photosynthesis. “

HE IS POWERED THROUGH THE SUN

  • Now this is is obviously all conjecture, but THEORY/HOPE:
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon may be the Johto to Kalos’ Kanto
  • 3DS carts could wholly hold two regions – They can hold up to 8GB, and ORAS clocked in right around 2; yeah, it may chug but it is DOABLE, entirely
  • The Nintendo Direct (and Magearna) hae shown there ARE new pokemon, so it’s almost certainly not “just” a 3rd iteration of Gen 6
  • BUT there is a lot of conjectural evidence showing we are not done in Kalos, like a literal train station
  • and there are a LOT of sun and moon themes present in Kalos
  • Maybe I’m making things up and seeing patterns in tea leaves because I’d love another two-region, 16 badge adventure
  • but here is my Game Theory thank you for your time

Okay, so I meant to write this a lot sooner, but oh well. Better late than never.

So a thing happened at the TØP concert I went to (NYC 9/16/2015) and I wanted to put it out there so the person has even the slightest chance of finding it.

So about halfway through the show when everyone was absolutely dying of thirst but no one really cared because the concert was so amazing, this girl (wearing a white top and a necklace of some sort?) comes pushing through trying to get out of the pit to go get water (because like i said we were all dying of thirst and no one had water, or if they did it was already gone). As she pushes past me she says something along the lines of “I’m really sorry, I just need to go get water” then she looks at me and says “Do you want some water? I can give you some when I get back”. Now we were in the middle of the pit so I just nodded and said yeah, not expecting her to be able to get back to where we were because of all the people. So she left and I kinda forgot about it because I was pretty sure there wasn’t a chance in hell she was coming back. Well, I was wrong. About fifteen minutes or so later (not really sure how long it was I wasn’t paying attention), someone tapped me on the shoulder. She was back. with water. I was so thirsty and the three sips of water made all the difference, because I know that she really didn’t have to give me any at all. She could’ve just as easily came back, not tapped my shoulder, and kept all the water. But she didn’t. And that really helped restore some of my faith in the clique. 

If you could reblog this so that maybe, just maybe that kind stranger will know just how thankful I am. If not for that reason. This shows that not everyone in the clique is bad. There are some truly amazing people among us. 

Anyway. Im not sure how much of that made sense. But I just wanted to put some effort into trying to say thank you to that amazing person. The world needs more people like you.

Yoooo what the fuuuuck

That was a reference to Don’t Watch an Anime Called Boku on YouTube. Check it out if you don’t know what it is. It’s hilarious.

Now, the reason I referenced this video is the number three.

Three is the amount of Jungkook smuts we have on this blog (with one being completely oral). I’ve been told to stop writing Jungkook smut when 3/8 of my Jungkook works have been smuts.

The reason this blog has been attacked recently is because of some ethno-centrism that’s been put in our ask box.

There is no consistency with legality on the Internet. Surprise.

Jungkook is a legal citizen of South Korea, so we should be going by the laws there, if anything. Even with his international age, he is legal in Korea.

If we’re going to be going by other country’s laws, let’s just assume for now that our readers are going based off of the laws in the countries they live in.

Not all of our followers are American, but let’s start with America anyway.

For our American followers, there are a majority of states that say the legal age of consent is 16–including the state that we’re writing in and the District of Columbia– plus eight more states that say their age of consent is 17.

There are only twelve states that say the age of consent is 18. Out of 50.

The age of consent in Canada is 16. Everywhere. And the majority of the Caribbean is also 16.

The majority of Central America is 18, but there are regions where 15 and 16 are the legal ages.

Let’s do South America, now:

A majority of South America has 14 as the age of legal consent, and the oldest age is 16.

And Europe:

A huge majority of Europe has ages 14-16 as their consent age, with two countries as 17, three as 18, and one as 13.

The average age of consent in Asia is 14-15, but there is a range between 13-21 for these ages for individual countries.

However, some of these countries say that premarital sex is completely illegal.

If we’re actually going to try to give something like this on the World Wide Web– emphasis on WORLD WIDE– some legal standing, keep in mind that, in some countries, not a single one of these works for ANY member should be permitted because unfortunately none of the ARMYs are married to BTS.

Here’s some links on consensual age in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe, if you’re interested.


There have been some attacks that we promote pedophilia/CSA/rape, but guys, we turned down a rape request and emphasize consensual sex in our smut works. These attacks are completely baseless and project a large amount of ethno-centrism on your parts; if you do not agree with our Jungkook smuts on any level, you do not have to read them, and you don’t need to bring false legality into your thoughts against us.

We are not promoting statutory rape, and we are certainly not “sexualizing” someone– especially since he is a part of a group that sells a sexualized image.

Just sayin’. He’s 15 in this gif, just for some perspective. 

His name is Jungkook, and his scale is no longer just nationwide.

That’s all I have to say about that.

~Admin Bibi~

Brain scan method may help detect autism

Many doctors and scientists think they could improve the diagnosis and understanding of autism spectrum disorders if they had reliable means to identify specific abnormalities in the brain. Such “biomarkers” have proven elusive, often because methods that show promise with one group of patients fail when applied to another. In a new study in Nature Communications, however, scientists report a new degree of success. Their proposed biomarker worked with a comparably high degree of accuracy in assessing two diverse sets of adults.

(Image caption: Crucial connections A map of the brain connections that proved useful in distinguishing patients diagnosed with autism from people without an autism diagnosis)

The technology, principally developed at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan, with the major contributions from three co-authors at Brown University, is a computer algorithm called a “classifier” because it can classify sets of subjects – those with an autism spectrum disorder and those without – based on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans. By analyzing thousands of connections of brain network connectivity in scores of people with and without autism, the software found 16 key interregional functional connections that allowed it to tell, with high accuracy, who had been traditionally diagnosed with autism and who had not. The team developed the classifier with 181 adult volunteers at three sites in Japan and then applied it in a group of 88 American adults at seven sites. All the study volunteers with autism diagnoses had no intellectual disability.

“It is the first study to [successfully] apply a classifier to a totally different cohort,” said co-corresponding author Yuka Sasaki, a research associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown. “There have been numerous attempts before. We finally overcame the problem.”

The classifier, which blends two machine-learning algorithms, worked well in each population, averaging 85 percent accuracy among the Japanese volunteers and 75 percent accuracy among the Americans. The researchers calculated that the probability of seeing this degree of cross-population performance purely by chance was 1.4 in a million.

“These results indicate that although we developed a highly reliable classifier using the training data only in Japan, it is sufficiently universal to classify [autism] in the U.S.A. validation cohort,” wrote the team of clinicians and basic researchers led by Mitsuo Kawato of ATR.

Further validation

In another way of validating the classifier, the researchers asked whether the differences it notes in the 16 connections were predictive not only of whether a person had an autism diagnosis at all, but whether they relate to performance on the main diagnostic method currently available to clinicians, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. ADOS is based not on markers of biology or physiology, but instead on a doctor’s interviews and observations of behavior. The classifier was able to predict scores on the ADOS communications component with a statistically significant correlation of 0.44.

The correlation suggests that the 16 connections identified by the classifier relate to attributes of importance in ADOS. When the researchers examined where these 16 connections are and what brain networks they affect, they found that 41 percent of the specific brain regions in which the 16 connections reside belonged within the cingulo-opercular network, which matters to brain functions such as conceiving of other people, face processing and emotional processing. Difficulties with such social and emotional perception tasks are important symptoms in autism spectrum disorders.

Finally, the team looked to see whether the classifier appropriately reflects the similarities and differences between autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Autism, for example, is known to share some similarities with schizophrenia but not with depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as indicated by a previous genome study. Applied to patients with each of these other disorders compared to similar people without the conditions, the classifier showed moderate but statistically significant accuracy in distinguishing schizophrenia patients, but not depression or ADHD patients.

Eventual clinical usefulness?

The MRI scans required to gather the data were simple, Sasaki said. Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn’t have to perform any special tasks. They just had to stay still and rest.

Despite that simplicity and even though the classifier performed unprecedentedly well as a matter of research, Sasaki said, it is not yet ready to be a clinical tool. While the future may bring that development, refinements will be necessary first.

“The accuracy level needs to be much higher,” Sasaki said. “Eighty percent accuracy may not be useful in the real world.”

It’s also not clear how it would work among children, as the volunteers in this study were all adults.

But if the classifier’s accuracy can be improved further, the researchers hope that it can be used not only as a physiology-based diagnostic tool but also for monitoring treatment. Doctors perhaps will be able to use the tool someday to monitor whether therapies produce changes in brain connectivity, Sasaki said.

Laguna Creek Key Club proudly presents their 5th annual Mock New Year’s Bash: A Whole New World

Who’s invited: Region 16! 
When: January 11th, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Doors close at 7:30PM)
Where: Laguna Creek High School Multipurpose Room (9050 Vicino Drive)
Price: $7 Admission at the door

SEMI-FORMAL ATTIRE RECOMMENDED

Start off the new year right by attending the BIGGEST dance in Region 16! At Mock New Year’s Bash you’ll have the opportunity to dance with your favorite D7S President and LTG. You’ll also be given the opportunity to vote for the next Mock New Year’s Bash King and Queen! Concessions (candy and water) will be sold for $1 each, there will also be a free photo opp in the back!

Be sure not to leave too early for the Mock New Year’s Bash countdown! 

We’re doing it big this year with moving lights, a fog machine, lazers, and a professional DJ, DJ Ultraman! It’s going to be an awesome night, so invite all of your friends! 

Any comments/questions/concerns, feel free to email me: minaannetteb@gmail.com. I hope to see you all there!  

Even though this wasn’t our year, we still conquered a whole lot. You showed me how hard I had to work to get to regionals. You taught me how to stay humble and walk out of the ring with my head up even though I could feel tears coming on. You taught me that if you truly love something you have to let it go if that means giving it a better life.

You taught me life lessons I will never forget, and for that I thank you.

Positive Pokemon Themed Questions!

Send me numbers!

1. Favorite gen?
2. Gen that you’d love a remake for?
3. Region with the best cities?
4. Pokemon game with the best music?
5. Favorite Rival?
6. If you had to choose a group from the anime to travel with, who would you choose?
7. Favorite male and female protagonist?
8. Dream team?
9. Your favorite underdog pokemon?
10. A pokemon that you really like that might not be favored among a lot of people?
11. Favorite mega evolution?
12. What eeveelution do you want next?
13. Favorite shiny pokemon?
14. Favorite Pokemon design?
15. Favorite characteristic from each region?
16. Favorite starter from each region?
17. Favorite Legendary pokemon?
18. Favorite villainous team?
19. What pokemon game (after oras) do you want next?
20. Favorite gym leaders?
21. Favorite Elite four members?
23. Favorite Champions?
24. Most memorable battle?
25. If you had to choose your birthplace in the pokemon world, what region would you be from and what city?