skills for the future

  • Spock Prime: *Throws dice* *watches the dice roll* *wins sixty-eight thousand federation credits*
  • Spock: *comes to his side in tuxedo* Did you just gamble.
  • Spock Prime: An act of faith. *holds the dice out to his counterpart* Here, give it a shot.
  • Spock: No.
  • Spock Prime: Spock, yes. It's mandatory for Star Fleet officers to know how to play this game in my future and you will need this skill set in order to complete a mission.
  • Spock: *arms folded, doubtfully, but considers the probability of such an occurrence*
  • Spock Prime: And also it's fun.
  • Spock: *Baffled eyebrow raise*
  • Bones: I wonder where he picked that sense of fun up from.
  • Kirk: *arms folded, head turn* Bon--*Bones has somehow become part of the background and vanished from Kirk's side*--es!
  • Bones: *laughing in the background as the Spoock's debate about fun while the Ambassador takes his winnings*

today i’ve realized that the only thing holding me back from doing whatever the heck i want are my insecurities. i can’t pick my course for college because i feel like i am not good enough to actually become something. i want to be an architect but im afraid my drawing skills and designs will never be enough to sustain me in the future. i want to be a doctor but im scared of failing my subjects because im not actually that good in memorizing terms. i also want to be a lawyer but i feel like i have a weak heart and i will never win my cases in the future. i want to be so many things, i can be one of those things, heck i can be all of those things!!! but these thoughts are driving me crazy!!!!

Reyes Vidal, from Mass Effect: Andromeda

[004] Hanyu, Y.

“Skating is something that heavily depends on how you’re feeling and there’ll definitely be times when you feel like you absolutely hate it. When you do it well, it’s the greatest feeling in the world and when you don’t, it’s the single most frustrating thing ever and you start to think that maybe you don’t like it as much anymore. But you’ll always have the people who’d stand by you no matter what. When things don’t go your way, these are the people, people like your parents, or others around you like your coach, who’d tell you exactly what you need to hear (even if it’s not necessarily what you want to hear) and they’d be doing it because they know you can do better, so it’d be wise to listen. 

And as you grow older, you may find yourself going through rebellious phases and getting angry quite a lot, and you’d maybe think that all these people around you should just mind their own business and leave you alone, and that’s natural. But it’d be awesome if you could grow up to become someone who is able to understand where they’re coming from and cherish all the support that’s selflessly being given to you.”  

-Yuzuru HANYU, at the ISU World Championship 2014 Small Medal Ceremony, answering an 8 year-old skater’s question about what they (the skaters on stage) feel is most important to them when it comes to skating 

Source: Taken from 04:18~04:26 of [this video] for the little girl’s question and 00:00~01:32 of [this video] for the big boy’s answer.

(Note: He answered it after Tatsuki and Javi cos he wasn’t prepared to give one only to find out that he’d basically skipped his turn. I think they somehow let him say his piece later, though, cos he was looking really sulky and isn’t it a good thing that they did?)

7 Ways to Shake Up your Life

1. Try saying “yes” instead on “no”.

2. Don’t allow your feelings to dictate your behaviour.

3. Travel to somewhere you haven’t been before.

4. Spend time with people who are different from you.

5. Try a new food, or learn or new skills.

6. Live in the present, not the future or the past.

7. Do something different - that scares you - every day.

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Make Me Choose: Rose Granger-Weasley or Lily Luna Potter - for @confidentsilver

Lily Luna was a peculiar girl, and she seemed to take after her godmother’s laid-back and eccentric nature. It was no surprise when she was a hatstall between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, but she found her rightful place in Gryffindor like her parents before her. She was a girl of strong values and conviction, and she used her creative and open mind to find solutions to the problems she found most important. She became a healer after her Hogwarts days to alleviate pain in the world, and she used her skills in Divination to foresee the future and help those in need.

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Oliver and Felicity are definitely an “opposites attract” type of OTP. Felicity is a tech genius while Oliver is more into field strategy. However, it’s often overlooked that Oliver has a bit of a techie side himself.

We learned in 1x16 that he actually grew up helping his father work on the maintenance of his plane. It’s how Oliver fixed the radio on Lian Yu, which was one of his first true accomplishments on the island. Felicity also grew up building computers with her father. We saw her advanced skill when she fixed the malfunctioning defibrillator needed to save Oliver in 1x14.

Even though we’ve seen Oliver concede to Felicity’s superior expertise when it comes to IT, I still love that they have this in common. Maybe in an AU world where young Ollie wasn’t a spoiled playboy who blew off school, he would’ve actually applied himself and maybe done something with tech/engineering and met Felicity through a similar field whether through school or QC. It’s an interesting what-if scenario.

Plus, these two dorks have a really cute a-ha! reaction when they fix a problem!

Borderline and astrology

Borderline personality is a condition of pain. There is a clinical list of symptoms that validate diagnoses, but I am not a specialist on personality disorders. I am not going to go into these. I first learned about Borderline personality as a nursing student studying mental health. Their emotional reactivity is extreme. I like to think of it as, imagine 4 girl friends walking down the street. The weather is cold, it’s snowing and windy. Three of the girls are wearing warm jumpers, scarves, and weather resistant clothing. The fourth girl is wearing shorts and a t shirt. They are all experiencing the same degree of coldness and temperature. But the fourth girl is absolutely freezing, she not just cold, she is purely uncomfortable and shaking viciously, all her fingertips are burning. The fourth girl is expressing the Borderline’s severe experience of emotional storms. It’s like they truly lack the protective clothing. They are vulnerable, exposed, and feel deeply. One aspect of the Borderline personality quality I want to focus on, and relate to astrology is that of a distorted self image, identity diffusion, and a disturbed sense of identity. Intense projection seems to be a problematic attribute of Borderline. This lack of self seems to result in substance abusing behaviors to fill some of the emptiness, to try and hold onto something real, constant shifts in vocational aspirations and goals, this prevailing sense of worthlessness. They have trouble ascertaining who they are, what they want, what they like, and where they want to go. This is where astrology can become an effective tool. Can astrology cure Borderline personality? No way. It is typically a manifestation of PTSD, and best treated in the hands of professionals. I do believe though, that astrology is capable of relieving some of the suffering and giving a clear definition of inner potential. The astrological chart suggests our archetypal qualities and potential. It gives an untainted description of attributes that exist within us, inherited at birth. These have not been blemished by their self image, or maybe the abuses they have received from others. It can give people with Borderline personality a framework of characteristics they can found their identity on. They are no longer gliding in the ether, hollow, chameleon and reflecting the traits of others. And people leaving may not feel so deadly, because they have bloomed a portrait of the self, a definition, they can stand alone. Maybe they will learn that their natal Venus in Aquarius is a personality that feels quite distant from others to begin with, and they associate with this, they connect astrology with qualities within themselves. And that Venus in Aquarius, once grounded, revels in its independence. Or that sixth house stellium guides that person to a career in nursing, when he felt so conflicted and confused, astrology provided an outline of his talents and skills, his calling, and he was able to define a future. The emptiness a Borderline feels can be filled by that contemplating reverence they conceive as stars pour into them, they have been divinely crafted, there are constellations that entangle them, they are the descendent of Gods and Goddesses. They are souls expressing as Leos or Scorpios or whatever. I know that people with Borderline personality can feel so hollow and diffuse that they are relieved to hear a Borderline diagnosis because iit provides a stable outline of who they are. And the clinical picture of Borderline personality is not so wonderful. And I think, wouldn’t being able to find yourself through the positive qualities illuminated by astrology provide so much more comfort, guidance, and beneficial reference? Instead of being a pathology, you are a progeny. There is nothing profoundly evil or bad about them. Rather than feeling as though they lack an identity, they just float, they can look into the night sky and see themselves.  At it’s most sacred essence, astrology is compatibility with the self, the stories of the stars are stories of you, and you can fall in love with yourself. I am not an expert on Borderline personality. I do not know that much.Astrology is by no means a remedy nor a therapy. But it can provide a definition of the self in a way nothing else can, and for those who feel so vacant, for those who are searching for an identity, no anchor could be so pure as the cosmos.
-Cherry

my submission for the INKO+ zine <3

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the boYF RIENDS MAKE AN ENTRANCE

a comic based on a thought i had about jeremy serenading michael with two-player game to ask him out to prom
shima provided the lyrics on jeremy’s end and i chose michael’s response u w u

(!!! SER!! SER THIS IS SO GOOD I’M YELL IN!! THAT’S HELLA GAY HOLY SHI ET

I. I need a moment. Or five.

Also I have to include the screenshot of our conversation because it was brilliant. Under the cut to save some space hehe

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The Only Exception (Part 3)

Summary: AU. Reader is given the task of running a popular love advice internet show when her coworker is fired. Her cynical attitude toward love makes her offer some harsh advice, and more than a few hearts are caught in the aftermath. Will hers be one of them?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 3,523

Warnings: language, fluff, wishful thinking, hot firemen, sarcasm, cynicism, bad jokes, drinking, sad story retelling (mentions of death and loss)

A/N: Moving right along…and yes, I used a Keep Reading line. Also, shout out to @redgillan for making my day brighter.

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Dogs of Future Past - Part 15

As mentioned before, some updates to DOFP will be fiction with just a sketch or two…and this is one of those times!

–Dogs of Future Past–

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Frisk, Flowey and Greatest Dog’s shortcut takes them to the garbage dump in Waterfall, where they run into some familiar faces!

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Become a Better Sim Parent with The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack!

Gather around for a family meeting. We have some big things to discuss about the household. Why is that? Well, today we’re thrilled to show off The Sims™ 4 Parenthood Game Pack*, which releases globally for PC and Mac via Origin on May 30, 2017.

This is very exciting for us as its been a major community request, which is more, and deeper family focused game play. With toddlers finally in Simmer homes everywhere, we knew this was the perfect time to take a look at your Sim’s home to see which stories you haven’t yet told.

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack adds a few significant features that will change daily life. Your Sim’s offspring will be more ill-behaved than ever, with rebellious teenagers and toddlers who chomp down on their siblings. But don’t worry! The new Parenting Skill gives the adults in the room a way to set these problems upright.

And it doesn’t stop there! Parenting has long term consequences, which leads us to the new Character Values Traits. If your Sims take the time to teach their children good manners, like setting the table, and trying to not burp, swear, or fart, they can grow up with new Traits that will positively affect their lives forever. Or, if they don’t do these things, well, there are Traits with consequences of another stripe…

It isn’t all serious life-changing decisions though. Children will bring home new school projects to work on after class with parents and siblings as well. These create permanent, hilarious objects, like erupting volcanoes and backyard rockets. Future medical professionals can practice their stethescoping skills on teddy bears. Plus, new clothing styles and the perfect household items to really make the home look like, well, the home of your story.

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack is the perfect addition to your Sim’s home that will help you tell new stories that really get to the heart of your Sims. It’s hilarious, serious, touching, and silly, all in one home shaped box. Be sure to check out The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack on PC and Mac via Origin on May 30, 2017.

Normal Horoscope:

Aries: You keep the bedroom cold, not because you sleep better but because some tiny part of you craves the struggle of sleeping in the freezing rain.

Taurus: Your boots are not pig leather, they are the skin of something long long dead.

Gemini: What god casts pride as sin? To love what you see in the mirror is just that, love.

Cancer: The heart of this world is equal parts flourishing and rotten, as is the spaghetti Alfredo in your fridge.

Leo: Courage is not, in fact, something that a tired Hispanic man at a swap meet can sell you. Courage is facing what terrifies you.

Virgo: The past is past. Oranges are orange. Allow these things to be, no matter how confident you are in your skill with crayons.

Libra: When you look into her eyes do you see the future? She can say the same of you.

Scorpio: The man selling pastries at the farmers market knows what its like to kill another human being. Buy the apricot tarts. They are delicious. 

Sagittarius: We all think we are the good guy. Stay home tomorrow. Make your favorite breakfast.

Capricorn: The way you grip the baseball bat scares her. Address the part of yourself that stays hungry.

Aquarius: The pain only goes away if you help take someone else’s pain. This is what our mouth and ears are for.

Pisces: Yes, you are a soul haunting a marionette of blood and sinew, but with a little TLC you could make it a proper home. 

Café Cram

H2OVanoss Coffee Shop AU because there will never be enough of them. Enjoy!


There were two times that the palpable excitement filled the air of the small campus; the day the college students moved in, and the day they left. It was the blissful moments before the stress of classes began, or the relief that the weight of thesi, assignments, and projects had been lifted off of their shoulders.

Evan Fong had just moved into an apartment right off of campus with his two best friends. It was his senior year, the last year before he received his degree and was sent off without a paddle into the real world. And while it was a terrifying thought, Evan couldn’t wait to really start his life.

His roommate, Tyler, was waiting for him outside of the only café on campus. Café Cram, affectionately known as The Cram, was notorious for their late hours and strong coffee. Students flocked to the small shop for an early morning pick up, or a late night caffeine rush before one of many all nighters they would pull that semester. Evan was a frequent customer, his caffeine addiction solely credited as the only thing that had gotten him through the past three years.

Tyler greeted him warmly, pulling him into a hug and patting his back firmly. “Get everything unpacked?”

Evan nodded as he held the door open for his friend. “Mostly. Just have to organize my clothes.” They stood in the already sizable line of students waiting to order. “The rest of my stuff should be here in a few days.”

“I can’t believe we’re graduating this year.” Tyler shook his head solemnly. “We’re gonna have to get big boy jobs.”

“Lucky for the both of you, I have a big boy job.” A bespectacled man rushed past them, delivering coffee to the tables around the room. When he came back their way, he kissed Tyler and headed back behind the counter.

“Barista is not a big boy job, Craig!” He called after him.

The man glared at his two friends and roommates before returning his attention to the cappuccino he was making.

Behind the register was a new man that Evan had never seen on campus before. The college was small, a private university on the outskirts of Los Angeles with less than two thousand students, so everyone either knew each other, or of each other. He was tall and thin, his face hidden by the brim of his uniform hat as he bowed down over the machine.

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More information from Korean Live Letter
  • Skills that don’t see much use are being removed. The number of skills at 70 will be the same as we have now.
  • PLD’s Rampart and DRK’s Shadowskin are becoming the same skill (no mention of WAR’s Foresight, but I can only imagine it will be as well), and will be a cross-role skill for tanks.
  • Thunder II and III are being removed, and Thunder’s potency will become stronger with levels
  • Enochian will become a permanent buff, meaning you will always be able to use Fire IV unless they change more aspects of the job. However there will be ways for high-skilled BLMs to further increase their DPS by using certain skills in certain ways. No further details are revealed. 
  • Skills that debuff the enemy are not going away, but will be adjusted for sure. (Yoshi-P specifically mentions PLD’s Rage of Halone and MNK’s Dragon Kick.) More information on what they plan to do with these skills will be shown in a future Live Letter so please look forward to itTM.
  • Concerning raid compositions, he feels that after the AST buffs, any combination of healers is currently viable, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing changes in 4.0. For tanks, they plan to do something (no specifics) about WAR OT.
  • In 4.0, the Adventurer in Need bonus for Roulettes will be increased to encourage players to play tanks/healers.
  • In 4.1 (tentative) we will be able to create cross-world 24 man parties.
  • There are no current plans to introduce a Duty Roulette: Alliance Raid. He says they are being run a lot because of Wondrous Tails.
  • Apparently it’s very difficult to increase the number of available chat tabs, but they are working on a large-scale improvement of the chat system with many more features, such as cross-server chat.
  • They are aware of requests for options to add things such as tattoos and body hair for your character, and that if they were to implement them, it would be more realistic system-wise to make them equippable items, rather than options at Character Creation.

Once more, credit to Reddit user x3_Starlight for this translated info.