the-uptake

anonymous asked:

I just watched the anime and I'm new here, but can someone explain why Annie covers her nape? I mean it hardened! Why must she covers it?

She has the ability to harden it, yes, but remember, a Titan’s vulnerable spot is the nape of their neck. She didn’t want to risk not being quick enough on the uptake to harden before someone (like Levi or Mikasa, who are very quick and skilled) could slice it.

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[Modern AU Charly blurbs.

  • They have almost everyone’s number, whether from obtaining it personally or swiping it off someone else’s phone. This means their contact list is ridiculously long. Also each contact is sorted under a nickname or moniker so it’s practically useless unless you speak Charly.
  • They use a fake ID, it is presumably not the only fake ID they have.
  • They do not own a car and no one knows if they can drive or not. They aren’t telling either.
  • They do own a bike which they use on top of public transportation and any rides they can hitch from friends.
  • Mario Kart and DDR are among their favorite videogames.
  • Murder mysteries and crime dramas are a favorite genre even if they get frustrated at inaccuracies or characters being slow on the uptake. They are usually two steps ahead of the plot.
  • They have made who knows how many silly vines with Claw Knight, some probably featuring Black Knight.
  • They run a blog where they upload videos, write up stories, and generally find an outlet for entertaining people. They have a small following. Naturally no one online knows their name.
  • That said their skype list is even worse than their phone contacts.
  • If they aren’t being someone’s flatmate they tend to couch surf at any place that lets them. Regardless of flatmate status they have an old cruddy apartment somewhere. They are seldom in, if you happen to know where it is. Whenever they do visit they have to clean up and mind various spiders and bugs that have crept in and died (or thrived depending).

That’s enough for now.]

Kinds of Sense of Humor!

Aries: Goofy, physical humor comes most naturally. These are some of the top mimics in the Zodiac! But they are also known to be quite witty out of the blue.

Taurus: Observational humor. They are usually unintentionally hilarious, and can take a step back and laugh at themselves too!

Gemini: Quick on the uptake, they remember jokes really well and can laugh at just about anything, This sign is most prone to making fun of someone, but not in a mean way, it’s usually because they’re interested

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Things that will ruin your life if you think about them (17/???)
  • Sam leaving candy bars around the bunker because he’s lonely
  • In the library, his room, along some of the shelves, in the kitchen, one in Dean and Cas’s room 
  • Even in the bathroom
  • Nothing seems to be working, and Sam gets discouraged
  • He starts sulking silently in the library 
  • Gabriel has been eating the candy bars around the bunker, not even realizing that Sam has been leaving them out on purpose so that Gabriel can find him
  • He thought it was Dean’s and that it would annoy him that it was gone
  • He finally pops up in the library to stuff the candy there in his face when he sees Sam reading angrily
  • Gabriel pops up behind him, wrapping his arms around him
  • Sam flinches, then demands to know what took him so long
  • Gabriel never admits that he didn’t know the candy was for him but Sam kinda figures that’s what happened
A victory for transparency

In a development that will enhance the transparency of our government, The UpTake has finally been granted a spot in the Capitol press room. I received the news via press release from The UpTake:

This week The UpTake becomes the first “on-line only” media organization to have an office in the Minnesota Capitol press room. The citizen-fueled, non-profit, non-partisan, news organization’s move into the press room had been delayed for nearly a year pending a review of Minnesota’s media space rental policy.

The UpTake has brought a new level of transparency to Minnesota politics and policymaking. From their coverage of the legislature, to documenting every minute of the 2008 and 2010 recounts, to their exhaustive coverage of the gubernatorial campaign’s myriad debates, they let us watch as news happens. I look forward to them expanding their coverage of the legislature even further.

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anonymous asked:

opinion: the writers make riley seem really dense sometimes, and I think they need to stoppppp. They've hinted a few times that she is smart so...

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree


Okay so I’ve got an unpopular opinion of my own.


Here’s the thing, I really like Riley as a character and I think she’s great. If Riley is genuinely less academically intelligent than her peers than I will be fine with that, although many other people probably wouldn’t be. There genuinely are women out there who are uneducated or less intellectual and they should not be regarded as any less because of that and neither should Riley Matthews. Being less academic or quick on the uptake should not be frowned upon or looked upon negatively because it is a fact of life that people are all different and intelligence levels is one of those things that is different in all people. Some people have to work harder at school or get tutors, and that doesn’t mean they’re of any less value, that’s just because people are honestly all different and have different levels of natural… I don’t want to say intelligence because I believe everyone’s intelligent in some way, but some people aren’t particularly book smart, and that’s fine.


If Riley was that kind of character I would stand by her one hundred percent and still love her. I don’t think that being less smart is a negative, because everyone is smart, in different ways and different things. The writers have hinted that Riley is smart (I believe they said that she does Maya’s homework) and I do believe she is! Not everyone is completely intelligent at everything. You can be excellent at math and still get cheated out of your money at a casino. You can be a complete genius when it comes to memorizing character bios and quotes but complete fail at history facts. You can do your best friend’s homework and ace it while still falling for the ‘look at that bird’ trick. People are multidimensional and characters should be too.

So in conclusion, if Riley genuinely is gullible and has no filter and not as quick witted as her peers, I would like that to be portrayed. Because there are girls and people like that who probably feel like they are less valued. People who are labeled as ‘dense’ who probably would benefit from a positive figure to identify with to realize that the traits that people believe define them and devalue them are only one small part of them and that they are so much bigger than that, that they can work hard and be whoever they want to and ace their classes with a bit of patience.


If Riley isn’t a prodigy I want to GMW writers to display that because not everybody is a prodigy. That being said, I would prefer that is not be constantly used for humour or puns. If they had a serious episode of Riley honestly feeling dumb in comparison to her friends I would really appreciate that because that’s a genuine thing that real people struggle with. Seeing how she would be able to overcome that insecurity would also be amazing and I think of a lot of value to the younger audience.


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AHHHHHHHHH I REALIZE I’M LATE ON THE UPTAKE BUT MIRACULOUS LADYBUG/LADYBUG FINALLY HAS A TRAILER!!!! Oh I’m so excited~~~


[Edit] Here some more information~

Zagtoon’s official summary: Modern-day Paris, Marinette and Adrien are two high school kids with a difference: they are the chosen ones to save Paris from evil! They have been entrusted with an important mission – to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning normal people into super-baddies.

When involved in such adventures, these two school kids become superheroes: Marinette transforms into Ladybug and Adrien becomes Cat Noir.

But Ladybug and Cat Noir do not know each other’s true identity. Marinette is unaware that, beneath the Cat Noir costume nestles Adrien, her secret crush. Similarly, Adrien doesn’t know that Ladybug is, in actual fact, just Marinette - one of the girls in his class.

It airs in September in over 120 countries! Here’s a list of the stations I could find that will be broadcasting it (and if I’m wrong about a station/missed a station please let me know):

Nickelodeon (USA)
Télé-Québec (Canada)
Gloob (Brazil)
Disney Channel (Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany, Russia and Turkey, as well as parts of South America and Asia)
ABC (Australia)
Super! (Parts of Africa)
EBS (Parts of Asia)
TF1 (France)

For more information and updates and all that, here’s a blog I found dedicated to Ladybug~
http://miraculous-ladybug-news.tumblr.com/

Resistance to Insulin Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Auriel Willette, a research scientist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, says insulin resistance is common in people who are obese, pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes.

The research is in JAMA Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Association of Insulin Resistance With Cerebral Glucose Uptake in Late Middle–Aged Adults at Risk for Alzheimer Disease” by Auriel A. Willette, PhD; Barbara B. Bendlin, PhD; Erika J. Starks, BS; Alex C. Birdsill, PhD; Sterling C. Johnson, PhD; Bradley T. Christian, PhD; Ozioma C. Okonkwo, PhD; Asenath La Rue, PhD; Bruce P. Hermann, PhD; Rebecca L. Koscik, PhD; Erin M. Jonaitis, PhD; Mark A. Sager, MD; and Sanjay Asthana, MD in JAMA Neurology doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.0613

Image: The research focused on the medial temporal lobe, specifically the hippocampus - a critical region of the brain for learning new things and sending information to long-term memory. It is also one of the areas of the brain that first show massive atrophy or shrinkage due to Alzheimer’s disease. Image is for illustrative purposes only.

Awwww…my in-laws just tried to explain to my (young) niece about my spouse being transgender and she just said I know.  Apparently, she has thought we’re all stupid for a long time now, because obviously my spouse is a lady.  I’m both impressed by her powers of observation, and how polite and respectful she was of all of us being slow on the uptake.

I write too much stuff about booster liking ted, now for the other way around.

as a dude from a pretty homophobic period of time in the US, ted would probably be really slow on the uptake of his own feelings. he’s probably completely convinced himself he only likes women, will only ever like women, and can’t accept liking a guy very easily. its not something he can easily accept because of how he (and anyone in that time period) was raised. if someone jokingly talks about him and booster as a couple, he takes it just as that: a joke, and not people thinking there’s chemistry between them, some clear sexual tension that apparently ted can’t see, or won’t see. 


But there are small things, small points ted starts to notice that he quickly puts down to other reasons. the first is probably ted’s reaction to seeing booster without a shirt for the first time. now, booster is clearly a fit guy. this is made pretty clear in the original booster gold run. booster may get super strength from his suit, but he notices the important of keeping up his body health and power so he doesn’t end up relying on the suit completely. he definitely isn’t acrobatic or flexible in any sense of the word, unlike ted, but he definitely makes up for it by being pretty damn muscley, just not to a gross level. reasonably, attractively fit and active. so ted decides the reason he finds booster with no shirt on hot as hell is because EVERYONE KNOWS BOOSTER IS ATTRACTIVE. he thinks “i probably just have minor body envy, and every single person on the planet probably finds booster attractive, its too clear for them not to. even blind people can probably tell he’s attractive, its practically radiates off of him”

then there’s the weird fact ted likes how booster smells, which was majorly weird and ted never goes down that train of thought ever again, but he thinks its probably just the fact booster wears perfumes, of all things, and perfume’s a pretty feminine thing so ted’s brain goes “there, all explained, lets never think about how good booster smells again” never mind the fact more times then not the scent of perfume should be drowned out by just how sweaty and disgusting people can smell after fights

even worse are the personality aspects that ted loves so much, but those are easy to make platonic. booster cares about ted on levels very few people do. booster probably cares about ted more then the person ted has a crush on. booster believes on ted, even when it’s misguided. booster is charming is charismatic when he needs to be, but also a complete idiot who couldn’t flirt to save his life. booster is full of heart and even when booster gets angry he’s angry for all the right reasons and never means his words in a bad way. booster treats every one of ted’s inventions with the same child-like glee and absolute trust in ted’s abilities that he does every time. even when the rest of the world treats ted like a joke or forgets about him completely, booster is still there. even when booster leaves the justice league and claims to never come back again, he visits JUST to see ted. booster is loyal and protective and the best friend ted could ever have, who goes along with his stupid schemes and has complete faith in him and jokes with him and laughs with him and cries with him and its hard to not fall deeply in love with someone so perfectly amazing in every way, even with their faults and-

the second that thought enters ted’s head, ted realizes he is completely and totally screwed over in love with a GUY and thats when the internalized homophobia kicks in, hard

anonymous asked:

I think I've been a little slow on the uptake, but you post a lot of gay porn don't you?

I used to have a porn blog but it got so popular which is something i never intended so i deleted it and now i’m trying to deal with this ok leave me alone