suprem commander

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Juliette Ferrars’ story is far from over! Tahereh Mafi, who first introduced readers to the character in her bestselling Shatter Me series, will be continuing her adventures in a new three-book arc, EW can announce exclusively.

Restore Me, Mafi’s latest novel in the series, will follow the new Supreme Commander as she attempts to lead Sector 45 with Warner at her side. But when tragedy strikes, Juliette will be tested, leading her to see if she can use her ability (to kill with a single touch) after all.   [x]


I’m sure we all know how tricky time management and productivity can be, and also how crucial it is to be good at it, to succeed. So, I’d like to share a strategy of effectively managing all of those tasks you have at hand! 

Introducing Dwight Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. He lived a super productive life, and during his presidency he implemented many transformational programs including NASA and the Atomic Energy act. Before then, he was a 5 star general in the US army, serving as the supreme commander, he was also the president of Columbia University… I could go on. 

My point is, he did all of this while still having time for personal interests and hobbies like painting and golfing. He was amazing at time management, and his most famous method of handling tasks, is called the Eisenhower Matrix

It’s a method of prioritising and sorting out your to-dos based on urgency and importance.  

It is super helpful is making us question what is important and actually necessary to do. I think that we often fill up our time with tasks that do not help us in reaching our core goals, and this method helps us narrow down our todos, saving us from wasting time, energy, and resources.

The 2nd and 3rd quadrant (not urgent important, urgent-not important) is what really minimises our productivity, if not properly managed and scheduled

I personally think its a fairly good way of understanding all that you have to do, what you should do first, and how you can deal with the rest. You don’t have to necessarily plan everything out this way, but its a good mindset to adopt when managing your workload. 

I’m so so awful at being concise (I’m so sorry for the long post!!) But I help this has helped you guys. Hopefully I’m going to post a printable of the matrix in the near future, so keep an eye out for that :)

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
-Dwight Eisenhower


Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Tsar Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias (1868 - 1918)

“What am I going to do? What is going to happen to me, to you, to Alix, to Mother, to all Russia?“

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov was born on May 6, 1868, in the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, south of St. Petersburg. He was the eldest son of his parents, Alexander Alexandrovich, the heir to the Russian throne, and Princess Dagmar of Denmark. Nicolas’s grandfather was the Tsar, Alexander II, known as the Liberator for emancipating Russia’s serfs in 1863. Their family, the Romanov dynasty, had ruled Russia for three hundred years. Nicholas would be the last emperor.

Unlike his soft-hearted, liberal grandfather, Nicholas’s father was a reactionary, whose conservative and religious values strongly influenced Nicholas’s beliefs. In 1891, Nicholas’s father acceded to the throne when Alexander II was murdered by an anarchist revolutionary. This murder convinced both Alexander III, and his son, against offering further reforms. Yet Nicholas’s education did not prepare him at all for his future role as Russian emperor.

Although he had a close relationship with his mother, Nicholas’s father believed his son to be silly and weak. Tsar Alexander III was a very strong ruler and saw no need to share a job with his uninterested heir. He refused to let him participate in any affairs of state; once, when Nicholas was twenty-five, a minister suggested that he be allowed to head a committee to supervise the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Alexander III was incredulous. “Have you ever tried to discuss anything of consequence with him?” asked the Tsar about his son and heir. “He is still absolutely a child; he has only infantile judgements. How would he be able to become president of a committee?”

The Romanov family in 1893. From left to right: Tsarevich Nicholas, Grand Duke George, Empress Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark), Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Xenia, Grand Duke Michael, Tsar Alexander III seated.

In neither his education nor his temperament did Nicholas show much aptitude to be emperor. He enjoyed foreign languages and history, but struggled with economics and politics. In general he preferred sport to books, when older he delighted in the military and served for a year when he was nine-teen. In 1894 he married Princess Alexandra of Hesse-Darmstadt, a German noble, with whom he had four daughters and a son, Alexei. Alexandra was an assertive woman whose personality dominated the weaker Nicholas, and she strongly reinforced his belief in autocratic rule and his resistance to democratic reforms. In contrast to his political life, Nicholas’s home life was serene. He was a wonderful family man, a devout Orthodox Christian, and devoted to his wife and children.

The same year that he married, Nicholas became the Tsar when his father died of kidney disease. The newly-crowned emperor had not expected to be thrust into the role so soon, and he panicked about running the vast Russian empire all by himself. It was the moment, he wrote, that he “had dreaded all his life.” He confessed his fears to a cousin: “Sandro, what am I going to do? What is going to happen to me, to you, to Alix, to Mother, to all Russia? I am not prepared to be Tsar. I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling. I have no idea of even how to talk to ministers.”

Nicholas determined to uphold the status quo as Tsar, but unfortunately evens abroad and at home forced his hand. Hoping not to be left out of the imperial scramble, Russia grew its industry in the Far East, and forced concessions from China in Manchuria. Yet Russian’s expansion provoked the Japanese, who attacked Russia’s eastern border in 1904, beginning the Russo-Japanese War. Europeans were convinced that the white Russians would easily triumph over the “yellow” Japanese, but the Japanese embarked on a series of victories ending in the total destruction of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Tshushima in 1905.

Nicholas and Alix’s engagement photo, 1894.

The defeat was a stunning humiliation for Russian prestige. At home it sparked outrage and crisis that turned to strikes and riots. In January 1905, Russian troops opened fire on demonstrators in front of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, killing many. Outrage turned to outright revolution, and eventually the Tsar was forced to grant concessions in a constitution, as well as establish an elected parliament, the Duma.

Despite some elements of democratic reform, Nicholas tightened his autocratic rule. Secret police crushed revolutionary elements in the cities, and voting laws prevented the election of radicals. A travel guide for foreigners published in 1914 warned against taking photos in rail stations - offenders would be arrested.

The Tsar’s most pressing crisis, however, was at home. His son and heir, the Tsarevich Alexei, had hemophilia, the scourge of interbred European royal families. Nicholas and Alexandra despaired for their child and sought any means to help him. They turned to an unlikely source, a disheveled mysticfrom Siberia named Grigori Rasputin. Rasputin’s monasticism belied his true character, that of a debauched womanizer and con-man. Russian noble society despised him, but Alexandra especially confided in him, and Rasputin strengthened her belief in Nicholas’s divine right to rule. His influence steadily eroded the trust Russian people felt for their Tsar.

Nicholas (left) with his cousin King George V of England. They are wearing German military uniforms while on a visit to Berlin. Despite their likeness, George refused to help Nicholas or offer him asylum during the Russian Revolution, fearing that he might be toppled as well.

Nicholas’s failing popularity received a boost in 1914, when Russia went to war against Germany and Austria. Although Nicholas was close to his cousin, the Kaiser (they wrote to each other as “Nicky” and “Willy”), Russians enlisted en masse and displayed loyalty and love for their royal family. Yet endless failures at the front burst newfound support for the Tsar, especially when Nicholas took over from his cousin as supreme commander in 1915, a position in which he demonstrated no talent. The unending string of military disaster was now firmly pinned on him. Worse, economic deprivations at home soon turned into crisis. Russia was deeply in debt and many were starving. Approval of the royal family soured; they were thought to be living in luxury while ordinary Russians died at the front or starved at home.

In March 1917 (February of the old Russian calendar), demonstrations in St. Petersburg (now Petrograd) again turned to revolution. This time, Nicholas had no army to turn to - the military was in a state of collapse, with many soldiers deserting to go back home and take part in the revolution. Helpless, Nicholas abdicated on March 15, 1917. He hoped to go to England for asylum, but the British government (fearing he might provoke the British left) refused his request. Five hundred years of Russian Tsardom ended with NIcholas.

A shaky liberal-socialist Provisional Government was set up to replace the monarchy, but the war continued to go badly. Nicholas went into house arrest in the Urals with his family. His situation worsened in the fall of 1917, when a radical communist party, the Bolsheviks, ousted the Provisional Government. Civil war began in Russia between the Bolshevik “Reds” and the “Whites”, a complex mix of warlords and political parties who opposed the Bolsheviks.

The Russian royals played no role in the Civil War, but the Bolsheviks feared that the Tsar and his family could become a symbol for the White armies to rally around. Nicholas, Alexandra, and their children were transported to a house in Yekaterinburg for safe-keeping, but in the summer of 1918 the war was going poorly for the Reds and the Czech Legion, a unit of the White army, was rapidly advancing towards Yekaterinburg.

Nicholas in captivity at Tsarskoye Selo. This is one of the last photos taken in his life.

On the night of July 16-17, as the Czechs neared, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin ordered the execution of the royal family. What actually happened is still shrouded in some state secrecy, but what is known is that a truckload of local Bolsheviks and foreign soldiers entered the house and ordered the ex-Tsar and his family to the basement. The Empress asked for chairs for her and thirteen-year-old Alexei to sit upon. The Red commander brought in two chairs, and then informed the stunned Tsar that he had been condemned to death. “What? What?” asked the Tsar. The executioners brought out revolvers and began shooting the family. The four daughters, between twenty-two and seven-teen years old, had been hiding some of their jewels in their clothes which deflected the bullets. The Bolshevik shooters stabbed them with bayonets and shot them in their heads, and stabbed to death their maid, who had shielded herself with a pillow full of jewels.

The executioners burnt, dismembered, and buried the bodies. In 1976 a team of investigators found their grave, but did not release the information until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Rumors had long abounded that one of the daughters, seven-teen year-old Anastasia, had survived and escaped the massacre, which were put to rest. In 2000 the Russian Orthodox Church canonized the family as saints; today the place where they were buried is the site of a church.


juliette ferrars thought she’d won. she took over sector 45, was named the new supreme commander, and now has warner by her side. but she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. when tragedy hits, who will she become? will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good? 

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I'd love to see the trooper's views in all this. Exasperation at Kenobi not taken enough consideration of his safety. Worries that he's not sleeping, forgetting to eat? What did they see that made them go to Yoda for help?

Cody knows his general and his tells. He’s been by his side long enough to have developed a keen eye for all of the—almost invisible—signs that General Kenobi is exhausted.

It’s the small twitch in his eyebrows when he needs to read, the way his fingers twitch while his hands stay clasped behind his back, the way he’ll cover his mouth—pretending to stroke his beard—to keep in a yawn…

A million small signs, not that General Kenobi would ever admit to them.

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“Restore Me, Mafi’s latest novel in the series, will follow the new Supreme Commander as she attempts to lead Sector 45 with Warner at her side. But when tragedy strikes, Juliette will be tested, leading her to see if she can use her ability (to kill with a single touch) after all.”

“Restore Me will be told from the dual POVs of Juliette and Warner. Readers who’ve read Warner’s novella, Destroy Me, will understand how distinct his voice is from Juliette’s, and how his perspective can provide a much-needed balance to Juliette’s interior world.” 

The Republic and the Unmasking (Sartoris!verse, implied Jace/Satele)

Whoops, I meant to post this earlier but then I went out dancing. My bad. :P

Have some Sartoris-verse Republic silliness surrounding Darth Marr’s unmasking! Plot and Kryn belong to @inquisitorhotpants who always graciously lets me play in her sandbox. <3

By the time the Imperial strike team leaves Tython, Satele is already expecting some formal announcement as to Vitiate’s successor. After all, the Empire would not be much of one without an emperor, and it doesn’t take a Force user to predict the name that must be passed along as said successor, given the current state of the galaxy.

Apparently, and yet woefully unsurprisingly, Saresh does not expect the announcement as much as she does. That is clear enough at the Supreme Chancellor’s bitter expression when she enters the office to find Darth Marr’s acceptance broadcast playing in full color and sound.

Jace is already waiting there, his somewhat pinched look softening to genuine warmth and, once Saresh redirects her gaze back to the screen, an eyeroll the size of which he has only ever saved for their dealings with Saresh. She tilts an eyebrow at him, both a sign of amusement and a silent question, and his lips curl into a hint of a smirk. “Just in time.” He nods towards the broadcast as Marr makes his way into view of the screen. “Pushing it close, are we, Grand Master?”

Satele can only shake her head in response as she settles into a more comfortable position, clasping her hands loosely in front of her. Jace, exasperation expressed, at least for now, shifts to settle beside her, his arms folded across his chest. Meanwhile, Saresh is getting increasingly more irate, judging from her posture and the tight grip she has on her glass, and from the corner of her eye, Satele can see Jace subtly counting down from ten.

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devilangel657  asked:

How about the reactions of the republic ie senators Anakin and 212th when confederates stop fighting bc its obi wan! And then their stories of what he did as a padawan come out, even more glad it was obi wan as chancellor.

Senator Mandai is pleased, very pleased. Not so much for the numerous congratulations she’s received so far for her “ingenious” move to install Chancellor Kenobi. No, she is not pleased for her own sake.

Ten separatist worlds asking to rejoin the Republic.

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Ravus Timeline in FFXV game plot

1 In KINGSGLAIVE, tried the ring, burnt his arm. Then picked up Regis’ sword, rendezvous with the Imperial Army.
2 Returned to Gralea, got a prothetic arm, plus Magitek modification (hence the heterochromia)
3 Became the Supreme Commander, met with colleagues in front of the Emperor
4 Lead the army to takeover Lucis. Prepared to take down Titan. Pretended to be searching for Lunafreya, while actually giving her instructions on how to hide(revealed by letters besides his dead body in Ch.13).
【Sorry I forgot the scene with Ravus and Luna on the sylleblossom. After Luna escaped Insomnia, she met with Gentiana outside the city, and the duo covenant with Titan (Maybe Ramuh as well, considering they are both in Lucis), Then Luna returned to Tenebrae.( One of the letters besides Ravus’ body said:…Come back to Tenebrae with Gentiana, My men will pick you up. It’s far too dangerous to stay in Lucis. The Imperial Army is afraid of your covenant with the Archean, they are searching for you everywhere.) Then was the sylleblossom scene.These sequence of events could happen at any time after Ravus got his arm fixed, Before Noctis talked to Titan.】
5 Instructed the army to confiscate Regalia, waited to met with Noctis when the latter tried to retrieve his car. Ravus was intending to give Noctis his father’s sword (after a fight, more like a trial of Noctis’ power) when they met in front of Regalia, but Ardyn’s sudden appearance cut him short. Ravus lost his only chance to give the Sword to Noctis.(revealed by letters besides his dead body in Ch.13)
6 Went to Altissia with Ardyn. Prepared to kill Leviathan. Went to see Lunafreya at the First Secretary’s estate, and refuse to deliver the ring to Noctis on Luna’s behalf. (If you take a careful look, that flashback scene where Ravus held Luna’s hand and gave her a pep talk took place at the First Secretary’s estate in Altissia) Then Ravus stand in the rain, lied to Ardyn when Ardyn asked if Ravus had spoken to Lunafreya.
7 After the battle with Leviathan, Luna died. (After this point of time is the real plot hole)Ravus was said to be punished for his failure in Altissia and executed. It was said that he rebelled against the Empire, so the Empire destroyed Tenebrae. (But what is said in radios and newspapers may not be what truly happened, plus the Deamon Outbreak in Gralea makes everything more enigmatic) The only thing we know for sure now is that in Zegnautus Keep, he put up a fight against somebody or something unknown before he died.
Ravus’ plot line is basically one of an undercover spy. (After he was refused by the Ring and changed his mind, finally decided to help his sister, of course. ) His true intention could only be revealed if you put his events in chronologic order, which is to help Luna to fulfill her duty as Oracle, although Luna and Ravus both knew that she would die for it.(sylleblossom scene)
Ravus is actually a great character with such depth and potential. What a pitiable waste.
All events mentioned above could be traced back to radios and newspapers in game. I won’t quote them one by one, but you could use them to test this timeline I put together. If you want to know more about Fleuret siblings, I suggest you pay attention to those radios & newspapers &NPC dialogues, because that’s where SE put the real deal in.