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Paper Mario (2001)

Paper Mario originally known as Super Mario RPG 2, is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 game console.

Paper Mario is set in the Mushroom Kingdom as the protagonist Mario tries to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who has imprisoned the seven “Star Spirits”, lifted her castle into the sky and has successfully defeated his foe after stealing the Star Rod from Star Haven and making himself invulnerable to any attacks. 

To save Mushroom Kingdom, rescue Peach, get the castle back, and defeat Bowser, Mario must locate the Star Spirits, who can negate the effects of the stolen Star Rod, by defeating Bowser’s minions guarding the star spirits. The player controls Mario and a number of partners to solve puzzles in the game’s overworld and defeat enemies in a turn-based battle system. The battles are unique in that the player can influence the effectiveness of attacks by performing required controller inputs known as “action commands”.

Paper Mario combines traditional role-playing game (RPG) elements with concepts and features from the Mario series. For the majority of the game, the player controls Mario, who can jump and use his hammer to overcome physical obstacles placed in the game’s overworld. Many of the game’s puzzles and boundaries are based upon the abilities of Mario’s partners, who each have a specialised skill required for progression in the game. 

The player accumulates partners as they advance into different locations; only one partner can accompany Mario in the overworld, although the player can interchange them at any time. 

Paper Mario is the second Mario role-playing game to be released (following Super Mario RPG) and is the first installment for the Paper Mario series.


Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Summary: You’re called away on a high priority solo mission, and saying goodbyes without a return date in sight is harder than expected.

Warnings: Angst.

Word Count: 735

A/N: Sorry if this doesn’t even make sense. I’m having a lot of feels so this happened. I also had a wee crying session in the middle of writing this. On a personal note, moving to a different country sucks.

Originally posted by oath-keepe-r

You blinked a few times, tears threatening to spill down your cheeks. But you couldn’t let them. Not here, not now. Your body betrayed you as a half sob half laugh escaped from your mouth as you looked at your friends. “I’m gonna miss you guys,” you whispered.

“Hey, come on now,” Wanda cooed as she smiled reassuringly at you. “Nothing is permanent, (Y/N). You will be back in no time.” You could tell she was trying to be strong for you, but you knew she was barely holding it together herself.

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anonymous asked:

What age do people usually attend the junior academy?

Junior Academy usually takes three years, and people are generally aged 14-16.

Senior Academy usually takes three years too, and people are generally aged 17-19.

Once someone graduates from Senior Academy, they typically take missions with their team and under the direction of more experienced huntsmen and huntresses. The reason Senior Academy doesn’t go for longer is that students typically reach the point where the single greatest need is for more field experience.

However, Graduate Academy courses are also offered by all of the major academies, and these are designed to offer further training for more specialised skills. They are designed to fit around a huntsman’s or huntress’s schedule and to provide them with skills that only a fully qualified huntsman or huntress would need (e.g., the more esoteric uses of Dust, further courses on dealing with conventional military troops, etc.). The Graduate Academy also offers “refresher” courses on important subjects that huntsmen and huntresses might need to brush up on.

Eric Abetz has admitted there’s a risk that people will apply for jobs they are unqualified for, or unlikely to get, in order to meet proposed requirements.
—  No shit Sherlock. Expecting people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to receive welfare is not only cruel but stupid. Its cruel because there is not enough jobs. For every job opening there is 4.2 unemployed people. It is worse when you realise that most of these jobs require specialised skills, knocking out most of the unemployed. On top of this there are a host of hidden and underemployed workers out there.  It is stupid because any HR consultant would tell you that job hunting is about quality over quantity. A good application takes time, tailoring your application to meet what the firm wants. This is not the way to get the unemployed employed. Even if you do want to take part in the futile exercise of applying for 40 jobs a month, rushing in substandard applications just to meet the quota, you can be penalised for having a substandard application. This is a government who sees the unemployed as lazy and not hard done by a horrible job market.

Philinda Appreciation Week

Day 6-Alternate Universe

Melinda May as Inhuman in Bahrain AU

SHIELD has had their eye on Melinda May, a top spy with a specialised skill set, since the beginning of the year after footage of her performing some seemingly impossible feats. With the help of his team, Agent Phil Coulson has come to Bahrain to assess May’s abilities, and put her on the index.

But things don’t go to plan when undercover at a party for the rich and famous, Phil meets Melinda and begins to fall in love with her. Unknown to him, Melinda is aware that her cover has been blown, and gets close to Phil at the party for intel. But she’d be lying if she said that she didn’t feel something for him.

She spikes Phil’s drink so that she can slip away from Bahrain undetected. But for as long as she’s on the run, Phil will continue chasing her.

anonymous asked:

I heard that some pansexuals can control the growth of plant life- is this true?

This is true. However, most pansexuals can only grow plants up to ten feet tall. Growing taller plants or venomous plants is a highly specialised skill that requires years of practising and studying to achieve.

On Being 'Teacher's Pet'

High school kind of sucks. The system is inherently flawed and the social side is equally revolting. But university and college are a whole different ball game, and the best part is it aims to be a meritocracy, without stupid teen drama.

But the downside is you’re surrounded by people with the same specialised skills and knowledge as you, which means you need an edge, and in my opinion there’s no better edge than building a good relationship with professors and lecturers.

The aim of the game is not kissing ass or even sucking dick; this is about reminding the busy academics who grade you that you are a wonderful human being, not a name and number.

  1. Don’t skip classes. Just. DON’T. If you sleep in, are sick, forget, whatever, ALWAYS send an apology and request for info on what you missed. You’re not only wasting your investment otherwise, but you’re telling the lecturer that they have nothing to offer you today. That sucks. That’s a shitty thing to do. GO TO YOUR GODDAMN CLASSES.
  2. Respect them. Don’t talk over them in class. Just, for gods sake you’re not seven. I shouldn’t need to tell you this.
  3. Email with questions. If you get stuck or run out of steam, email them! They have info that they want to give you if you just ask! You’re saying that their opinions and advice matter to you, even if they can’t help you out right now!
  4. Book tutorials/go to office hours. Most lecturers I know are sat twiddling their thumbs in their office hours. You’re paying to study at an institution, occasional one-on-one tuition is included in the ticket price okay! The pro-tips and confidence boosts I’ve gotten from tutorials are just endless.
  5. Go to extra events. Lecturers can spend tonnes of time arranging guest speakers and things, and nothing is more soul-destroying than a poor turn out. If there’s like five people turn up and you’re one of them, good for you, they might remember your name in the next class.
  6. Use their name. This sounds weird but in school we more frequently said Sir or Miss instead of Mr Smith or Mrs/Miss Smith, and it ends up being a bit impersonal. In a lot of universities, students can call their teachers by their first names. When you speak to them one to one for the first time, you need to use their name, just trust me, it’s an often ignored step in building a professional academic relationship.
  7. Pay attention to their opinions. I have a class this semester with renowned harsh marker, and since the first seminar I’ve been making a note every time he explicitly gives his opinion on a thing. When it comes to writing my essays for this class, I will be careful when I look at the ideas I know he has opinions on, (READ: NOT NECESSARILY BLINDLY AGREEING WITH EVERYTHING HE SAYS) the logic being, if an academic has an opinion on something, they’ve probably learnt or thought a lot about that something, so you should aim to as well.
  8. Read the texts they recommend. Oh you don’t have time to read extra stuff not on the booklist? Suck it up. Chances are their recommendations are really useful to your work.
  9. Christmas cards. Maybe you haven’t done Christmas cards since you were five, well Merry Christmas to you because this winter semester you’re going to. Give one to each of the lecturers/professors who teach you regularly, and also to your friends in those classes, wouldn’t want to look like you're targeting just your teachers. There’s no agenda behind a Christmas card (or card of whichever holiday you’re wont to enjoy come winter!), and it’s just a nice friendly gesture. You’d give a card to someone you worked with in an office? Same at university. Professional relationships should be acknowledged with little gestures too. They’re going to have a thing with a cute picture and your name on it that they are obligated to have in their house at Christmas. That certainly can’t hurt. I gave cards to all three of my lecturers last semester, and I got firsts in all three classes. Stay respectful, but treat them like a human being first and you can’t go wrong.
  10. THEY WERE YOU ONCE. Every academic professional starts out a student. Asking about their student experience is good. You can ask about what they did for their dissertation, where they studied, whatever. They give good advice for future careers is all I’m saying.

And that’s it. Basically all you need to go about making the most of having a good relationship with your lecturers and professors. 

And trust me, them knowing and even liking you really does make a difference when they grade your work!