unexpected failure

Tarot cheat sheet

Major Arcana

The Fool-Beginnings, Risks
The Magician- Actions, manifestations
The High Priestess- Hidden knowledge, Secrets
The Empress- Resources, Abundance
The Emperor- Boundaries, Order
The Heirophant- Education, Lessons, Unity
The Lovers- Love, decisions
The Chariot- Progress, determination
Strength- Managing situations, endurance
The Hermit- Searching, analysis
The Wheel of Fortune- Fate, Luck
Justice- Decisions, Balance
The Hanged Man- Waiting, sacrifice
Death- Transformation, Rebirth
Temperance- Negotiation, common ground
The Devil-Restrictions, Indulgence
The Tower-Unexpected failure, breakdowns
The Star- Hope and guidance
The Moon- Anxiety and deep emotions
The Sun- Growth, Recovery
Judgement- The past, second chances
The World- Success, completion

Minor Arcana

Cups- Water Element, “I feel”- How emotions rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.

Ace- Love, Beginnings
Two- Partnerships
Three- Celebration
Four- Boredom, longing
Five- Loss, sadness
Six- Peace, reconciliation
Seven- confusion, possibilities
Eight- Departure, leaving behind
Nine- A wish coming true, contentment
Ten- Happiness, family
Page- Opportunities, Chances
Knights- Emotional and dreamy influence
Queen- Intelligent and intuitive influence
King- Charismatic and Wise influence

Pentacles- Earth Element, “I have”- How possessions rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.

Ace- Money, success, beginnings
Two- Decisions, balancing finances
Three- Showing talents, chances
Four- Stability, hiding
Five- Financial loss, chasing
Six- Generosity, supporting
Seven- Potential with work
Eight- Money coming, building success
Nine- Comfort, success
Ten- Inheritance, something lost
Page- An offer
Knight- A dependable influence
Queen- A genorous influence
King- A prosperous influence

Swords- Air Element, “I think”- How thoughts rule over and work within the  meanings of the cards.

Ace-  Success
Two- Stalemate
Three- Heartbreak
Four- Rest, overwhelmed
Five- Conflict
Six- Leaving conflict behind
Seven- Theft of positivity
Eight- Restriction
Nine- Anxiety
Ten- Endings
Page- Intelligence, alertness
Knight- A opposing influence
Queen- An independent influence
King- A strong willed influence

Wands- Fire Element, “I desire”- How desires rule over and work within the meanings of the cards.

Ace- News, beginnings, fertility
Two- Making plans
Three- Travel
Four- Freedom, rest
Five- Stong opinions, fights
Six- Victory
Seven- Work, effort
Eight- News, attack
Nine- Stress, suspicion, strength
Ten- Burdened, work
Page- A message, understanding
Knight- A motivational influence
Queen- A creative influence
King- An expressive influence
how to stay motivated

hey guys so recently I have had quite a few messages asking me how to stay motivated so I thought I would put it in one post so that people can see how I like to stay motivated and hopefully these tips help you too!


TIP #1 SET A GOAL

I feel like setting a goal is super important and this is my main source of motivation. I set little mini short-term goals and the odd long-term goal so I am surrounded by aims to get me motivated. 

So what is a short-term goal? A short-term goal is a goal that you want to set for the near future. The near future could be an hour, a day, a week, a month - but something that you can accomplish in a ‘small’ amount of time. Examples could include:

  • Getting up at 7am every morning and starting your work early
  • Reading a chapter of a book a day to improve your reading 
  • No chocolate for a month
  • No studying past 6pm
  • Keep a clean desk

A long-term goal is something that you want to reach but takes a lot longer to achieve. Long-term goals can include:

  • Going to university to study Law
  • Getting straight B’s in next years final exams
  • Landing a career in journalism
  • Gaining/losing X amount of lbs
  • Saving £X so you can go on holiday

I find setting a long-term goal can be helpful, but short-term goals are just as good. I have a long term goal at the moment to work hard and get good grades so I can go to university and study history. Whilst this is a good goal, I also need stepping stones to get me there and to keep that motivation flowing - these are my short-term goals: such as getting more organised for my final year, or getting an A on an essay I’ve written. 

Sometimes people don’t know what to do when they have to set a goal, but think slightly selfish for a bit and think about what you really want and how to get there. This sets up some motivation. I love having a goal because I feel like every small task I complete gets me one step closer to that goal of mine - almost like ticking an assignment off of your to-do list!


TIP #2 SCHEDULES AND TO-DO LISTS

Speaking of to-do lists, this brings me on to tip number two. I don’t know where I would be without a to-do list/schedule because without it, I would be an absolute mess. With having so much to do, it is impossible for me to keep a mental list of everything and writing it down helps so much!

Not only does it help me remember what I have to do, it also motivates me in so many ways. First of all, setting one up at the start of the day means that I know exactly what I need to get done and I want to get it done as quickly as I can, but without rushing it and so it makes me start straight away so I can tick things off of my list. 

This brings me on to the second reason why they motivate me so much - because every time you tick it off, you get an amazing feeling of satisfaction and relief that your to-do list is slowly getting smaller. Also, the amount of happiness it brings when you have ticked off everything you have to do is definitely such a good feeling and it is so amazing to know you have finished and you can now relax! Each time you tick something off, it motivates you to get the whole list done.

Schedules work in the same way, as you go through the day, there are less and less things for you to do and it makes you feel gradually more satisfied that you’re coming to the end of your work!

Pro tip: however, it is important to be realistic, if you set a to-do list with 15 things on it, it looks less appealing and you are less likely to do it. go for realistic lists that are long enough to keep you busy but small enough to manage!


TIP #3 BREAKING DOWN BIG TASKS INTO SMALLER ONES

This is actually quite simple and original but also helps massively and perhaps one of the most amazing things ever. If I have a massive chunk of homework for a subject, breaking it down into smaller tasks makes my life so much easier and saves me so much agro. 

Of course it isn’t always possible to break it down if your deadline is two days after it is set - but you can always break it down into two halves which makes tackling it seem a lot easier. 

I know some of my friends really don’t like doing this because they would rather just get it done and out the way, but if you are someone like me where motivation needs to hit me like a truck before I get work done, this can be a really good way to tackle projects and homework and isn’t as stressful. Whilst it might take slightly longer due to the breaking up of tasks, I actually find this more productive and makes things so much more manageable so I actually feel like I want to do the small task instead of the one large one. 

I break up the tasks and schedule these broken up tasks on my to-do list. For example, instead of reading a whole chapter and taking notes from my history books, I will just write ‘take notes from page X to page Y’ and it completely changes my frame of mind and makes me more positive.


TIP #4 DO THE TOUGHEST TASK FIRST

You probably must be thinking something like, ‘Jess you must be mad! why on earth would you do the hardest task first thats just the worst idea ever?!’ but honestly, this is something that can really change your mood and uplift you for the rest of the day - honestly, this tip works!

I completely understand that in a morning the first thing you are not going to want to do is that physics homework that entails you doing 3 pages of questions on oscillations and harmonic motion. However, doing the hardest task / things you don’t want to do first, not only makes you tackle it with a fresh mind after waking up (or after a break from school or whatever it is you were doing), but also afterwards, you feel more confident and motivated to get the rest of the things done which are more enjoyable and is actually more motivating because you have got the worst thing out of the way.

You also don’t want to not do it and then set it for another day, when you are probably going to procrastinate getting it done. Get it out of the way!

We all know that leaving an assignment you really don’t want to do until last is perhaps the worst thing you can do, as you take one look at it and decide you have had enough and need a break or some sleep. Prioritising this first means that you can get everything done without leaving the thing you didn’t want to do. 


TIP #5 YOUR SUCCESSES ARE IMPORTANT, BUT THINK ABOUT YOUR FAILURES TOO!

This one is a great one to bare in mind and this really applies to me at the moment and is actually where my main source of motivation has come from since the 18th August (results day!).

For me, getting great results is a massive success, and receiving results such as A’s and B’s makes me very very happy and much more motivated. It gives me a spark of inspiration to keep going to make sure that I keep that up! Whilst I know grades aren’t everything, they are really important to me and so this is why when I get very good results, they motivate me to keep me going to achieve more - and it ends up in a cycle!

However, whilst good grades motivate me to carry on performing at my best and to keep working hard, it is important that I understand my failures too, and so should you. A failure for me isn’t a specific grade as such, but where I am disappointed at myself for getting something or knowing I didn’t perform as well as I should have, or an unexpected failure as I thought I had done better than I did.

From these failures/mistakes, these also motivate me to do better next time, or to focus on improving myself and my technique to be the best I can be. Failures/mistakes can make you more motivated than what your successes can, because it motivates you to find areas of improvement and work hard and improve techniques so that you can get to where you want to be - you can get to that goal! 

Successes and failures are so important in receiving motivation. Not only do they provide you with something to keep you going, but they build you as a character and I think that is a lovely thing!


TIP #6 MAKE USE OF YOUR CREATIVITY

I find that since joining the studyblr community, I have found really nice ways to be creative and to make my notes look neater and more appealing for me to look at. This might seem to be such a silly little tip, but drawing simple doodles or fancy titles really motivates me. 

Whilst making my notes look more aesthetically pleasing takes slightly longer, I find it calms me with anxiety as I am being creative whilst I am working and it is a really great way for me to stay relaxed. So not only does it bring me motivation, but calms my anxiety too! Killing two birds with one stone!

This point doesn’t really apply when I am revising, a fancy title will probably do; and also when I am taking notes in class, I never bother; but when I am going over things or making flashcards, it helps to make things look more appealing so I am more likely to pick them up and go for them and learn. 

Some might disagree that this would actually make them less inclined to do work, but if you need to alleviate stress, get motivated or just want to make your notes look nice, then this could be for you!


TIP #7 BREAKS AND REWARDS!!

Breaks and rewards give you so much motivation whilst you are doing your work! I study and revise probably more than what is healthy, and so I like to make sure I have a nice break whenever I can because I work myself very hard. Sometimes, something can take me about 2 hours and so a half an hour to an hour’s worth of break can really help me before I start something else. 

You can try having a break every 45 minutes, every hour or two hours; but make sure your break really puts your mind at ease before you start work again. You need to make sure you give your brain a good rest. 

You can have a break or reward yourself by having a nice shower, going for a walk or to the gym, cooking, having a coffee and a biscuit, meeting up with some friends, going on social media, having a nap - whatever it might be, as long as you have that break you will feel so much more refreshed after! It also motivates you to get things done so you know you can have a break after you have finished your task and makes you feel compelled to finish it so you can relax!


TIP #8 GET HELP ALONG THE WAY

This is actually a really important point and can help maintain motivation in the long run. Getting people to help you can be a really good way to stay motivated. Tell people, such as your friends and family, about the goals you have set for yourself or that you are struggling to stay motivated and ask them to help you. 

My friends sometimes study with me and help me with things I don’t understand which can help maintain my motivation. When I finally understand something or I go over things with my friends, it can make me feel more confident and uplifted that I know things and spurs me on. Letting family know about your goals also helps them support you which is a really significant part of motivation, because if no one is there to support you, the will to carry on eventually disintegrates and you don’t want that! 

Make sure that you do have some support, whether it be from friends, family or the studyblr community, but ensure you are surrounded by people who can motivate you and who can help you along the way so that you can achieve these goals and keep you on target! Sometimes, motivation doesn’t come from the things you do, but from the environment that you’re in - which is why support and help is such a good source of motivation!


That is the end of the tips I have on how to stay motivated. Hopefully they are good starting points for you all! Let me know if you try any of these tips for a while and tell me if they have helped you, it is always nice to see what people think and if these things work - remember if they don’t, that everyone is different and different things work for different people!

Phantom Dreams [M] (Taehyung)

Genre: Demon!AU, Fantasy, Smut

Summary: Taking a big step, you move out for the first time with your best friend to a small, old but tolerable house. Temporarily, you were alone while your roommate visits family. Within that time, you soon realize you weren’t the only inhabitance in the home.

Word Count: 9.3k

A/N: God, I’m not satisfied with this smut tbh, but fuck it. I needed to post it since it’s been in my drafts for too long. Oh well, it’s 1AM I tried people. 


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anonymous asked:

that ballroom animes directors can eat dirt for all i care

That his show is one of the most miserable and unexpected failures of the season is enough karmic retribution for me (It was the producer who made the controversial claims)

MIKE WHEELER (ENTP 8w7)

An endless opportunist who is willing to follow the most promising path. Mike only needs little mental stimulation in order to generate lots of ideas and interpretations to explain the mysterious events (Ne+Ti). He’d become impatient or hasty when things don’t progress as quickly as he wants to. Mike is also a careful thinker and measures things or people in term of “usefulness” (Ti-Fe). When under stress, he’d lashes out and blames others when unexpected problems or failures arise (Ne’s naivety + Immature Ti-Fe). He’s generally charming, caring and strongly attached to his friends till the end (Fe) but can sometimes overlooks the physical well-being (Lower Si).

Originally posted by elevenkisses

About Metatrader (MT4)

MetaTrader 4, commonly nicknamed MT4, is a widely used electronic trading platform for retail foreign exchange, developed by the Russian software company MetaQuotes Software Corp, which is currently licensing the MT4 software to almost 500 brokers and banks worldwide. Released in 2005, the MT4 trading software became extremely popular with retail forex traders especially for its easy to use features and the ability to even facilitate automated trading by allowing users to write their own trading scripts and trading robots (commonly known as expert advisors). For most online traders and investors, whether they are trading forex or CFDs (Contracts for Difference on various financial instruments), MetaTrader 4, is undoubtedly a household name today.

Not only is MT4 considered to be the most popular online trading platform to access the global markets but it is also regarded as the most efficient software for retail foreign exchange trading (i.e. especially developed for individual online traders). Online (or electronic) trading platforms are computer-based software programs used to place trading orders for various financial instruments through a network with financial institutions (e.g. brokerage companies) that operate as financial intermediaries (i.e. facilitate online transactions between buyers and sellers by executing their trades). Online investors can trade on live market prices being streamed by trading platforms, as well as enhance their profit potential with some additional trading tools provided by these platforms such as trading account management, live news feeds, charting packages and can even use trading robots, also called expert advisors.

As compared with today’s online trading platforms used for trading a series of financial instruments such as currencies, equities, bonds, futures and options, the very first such software versions were almost exclusively associated with stock exchange. Until the 1970s, financial transactions between brokers and their counterparties were still being processed manually, and traders did not have the possibility to access the global financial markets directly but only through an intermediary. It was also was during this time that electronic trading platforms started being applied to carry out at least a part of these transactions. The first such platforms were mainly used for stock exchange and known as RFQ (request for quote) systems, in which clients and brokers placed orders that were only confirmed later. Starting from the 1970s, e-trading platforms that did not provide live streaming prices were gradually replaced by more developed software with near instant execution of orders, along with live price streaming and more enhanced client user interface.

How MT4 Developed

The very first generation of internet-based foreign exchange (forex) trading platforms emerged in 1996, making it possible for foreign exchange to develop at a much faster pace and for customer markets to expand. As a result, web-based retail foreign exchange allowed individual customers to access the global markets and trade on currencies directly from their own computers. Although the first generation of such electronic trading platforms was basic software downloadable to computers and still lacking user-friendly interfaces, gradually new features such as technical analysis and charting tools were added, resulting in more enhanced attributes and also the option for these programs to be used as web-based platforms and on mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets) compatible with automated tools such as trading robots.

Along with the introduction of online trading platforms, a rapidly growing segment of the foreign exchange market had also emerged, which involved individuals who could access the global markets and trade online through brokers and banks: retail forex. This market segment allowed even small investors to access the markets and trade with smaller amounts. The demand for technically more sophisticated trading platforms kept growing, in particular for retail forex trading, and the need grew for individuals to trade the global markets directly. Released in 2005, the MetaTrader 4 online trading platform was just the kind of software that made it possible for a great number of retail forex traders to speculate and invest in currency exchange and other financial instruments from virtually every spot of the world.

Usage of Metatrader (MT4)

Currently, over half a million retail traders are using the MT4 platform in their daily trading practices, benefitting from its wide range of features that facilitate their investment decisions such as automated trading, mobile trading, one-click trading, news feed streaming, built-in custom indicators, the ability to handle a vast number of orders, an impressive number of indicators and charting tools. Suitable for both beginner and seasoned traders with versatile investment skills and practices, MT4 can be regarded today’s ultimate trading software in virtually every spot of the globe.

MT4 and Automated Trading

Automated trading is well known to online investors as a helpful tool to automatically process trade orders with extremely fast reaction time and according to a series of pre-determined trading rules (such as entries and exits) set up by traders by using the MQL programming language of MetaTrader4. Also known by the name of system trading, automated trading has another great advantage: as it carries out trades mechanically and based on the settings of traders, it excludes the emotional factor from trading, which may very often affect investment decisions negatively. Thus it has the ability to handle trading on investors’ behalf, along with all the analytical processes involved in the trading process.

The cutting-edge technology of the MT4 platform provides automated trading as its fully integrated feature, executing repetitive trading orders at a speed otherwise impossible with manual trading. For many investors this saves up a considerable amount of time from the routine of market watch as well as trade execution.

Backtesting (i.e. testing trading strategies on prior time periods) is yet another advantage of automated trading in that it applies trading rules to historical market data and so it helps investors assess the efficiency of several trading ideas. On applying proper backtesting, traders can easily evaluate and fine-tune trading ideas, which they can later apply in their own trading practices for better results. Effective as it is, automated trading is also a sophisticated method to trade the markets and as such it, mainly for beginner traders, it is advisable to start with small sizes during the learning process.

Additionally, potential mechanical failures can also affect the outcome of trades carried out by the automated system, and many traders with poor internet connection are compelled to also manually monitor trades being handled by automated trading. In order to exclude any negative factors such as slow internet connectivity, computer failures, or unexpected power cuts, the optical fibre connectivity based free MT4 VPS (Virtual Private Server) service of XM ensures smooth operations of automated trading and expert advisors at all times by allowing clients to connect to the MT4 VPS and enjoy seamless trading.

Automated Trading and MQL

Automated trading is undoubtedly one of the most popular features of MetaTrader 4. It is remarkable data in itself that since 2014, over 75% of the United States stock share trades, including NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange, have been carried out through automated trading system orders. The fact that today automated trading on the MT4 software is also available for retail traders and investors is a huge plus, allowing trading not only on stocks but also on foreign exchange (forex), futures and options. The MT4 platform uses MQL4, a proprietary scripting language for implementing trading strategies, which helps traders to develop their own expert advisors (i.e. trading robots), custom indicators and scripts, as well as to test and optimize their EAs with the MT4 strategy tester.

MQL4 encompasses a great number of functions that enable traders to analyse previously received and current quotes, follow price changes by means of built-in technical indicators and not just manage but continuously control their trading orders. Over 30 custom technical indicators are at traders’ disposal on the MT4 software and available on various financial instruments besides forex, which helps investors identify price dynamics patters, market trends and also to determine possible entry and exit points, as well as to manage trading signals.

The trading programs written in the MQL4 programming language serve different purposes and present traders with various features. Expert advisors, which are linked to specific charts, provide valuable information to online investors about possible trades and can also perform trades on their behalf, sending the orders directly to the trading server. Along with this, by using MQL4, investors can write their own custom indicators and use them in addition to those already available on the MT4 client terminal. MQL4 also includes scripts, but unlike expert advisors, these do not execute any pre-determined action on traders’ behalf and are meant to handle the single execution of certain trading activities.

Mobile Trading and MT4

MetaTrader4 was designed by taking into account all the requirements of the 21st century technology and thus it ensures flexibility at its very best, the core of this being mobility. This is exactly why the MT4 mobile trading option allows investors to also access the trading platform, apart from their Windows and Mac operating system based PCs, directly from their smartphones and tablets. Trading portfolio as well as multiple trading account management and/or monitoring is thus possible practically speaking on the go. Having the ability to manage multiple trading accounts from one interface and from portable devices like smartphones, pocket and tablet PCs gives investors a definite edge in trading, while the software’s compatibility with the IOS operating system allows Mac users to follow up with market changes 24 hours a day and place trades directly from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The MT4 mobile trading makes it extremely easy for online investors to follow the global markets at any time and from anywhere, place and execute orders instantly and of course manage their accounts even when away from their home PCs. Additionally, mobile trading also provides a wide array of analytical options and the graphical display of quotes for proper account management. Since the MT4 mobile trading options are exactly the same for smartphones and tablets as for trading from table PCs, online investors can perform their trading activities at the same speed and with the same trading tools for best results.

anonymous asked:

This is a dumb question but you know the famous surveillance video of eric and dylan with eric throwing the bomb and dylan with the tec9 in hand,do you think they exchanged words in that time or no?

I think there was very little conversation between the two during the entire 49 minutes.  Instead of it being a team effort..that ‘two man war against everyone else’, they ended up being disconnected islands on to themselves grappling with the numerous unexpected reality sobering failures of mass murder.  By the time they’d finished what amounted to an unplanned, impromptu blood bath in the library and had aimlessly meandered down into the cafeteria, they were basically going through the motions making a concerted effort to try to get their failed bombs to blow.  It would have been like..

Eric “try the big ass pipe bomb”

Dylan “yeah.. I’m going to chuck it from this angle..”

*tiny fire ignites*  

Eric “..fuck…goddamn thing only half - “

Dylan stares out the window  “…dayam. look at all of ‘em. we finally got their fucking attention, huh Reb.”

Eric “stews silently staring as the bomb slowly fizzles out*

—sounds of emergency rescue, cops, media outside—

—silence inside except for fire alarms blaring repetitively—

*both quietly stride single file to the kitchen yet again*

anonymous asked:

(Prompt slash request if u ever get free). Stacie and beca go to pride where she crushes on some stranger and keeps blabbering about it all week - and they run into her 'accidentally' (Stacie's doing ;))

AN: Sorry it took so long, Anon! I know size doesn’t really matter but…I hope it makes up for the wait all the same? ;P

Warning: Swearing & Heavy Makeout

*WC68*

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In celebration of American Archives Month, the National Archives is teaming up with the The Academy of American Poets. Throughout the month we’ll be publishing original poems inspired by the holdings of the National Archives. To view the poets performing their original works, visit the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Today’s poem, “A Carpapalooza: An American Anthem” by Regie Cabico, was inspired by documents from the National Archives exhibit “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam.”

Using original documents from the nationwide holdings of the National Archives, the exhibit explored the Government’s efforts to inspire, influence, and control what Americans eat and the unexpected consequences, dismal failures, and life-saving successes of those efforts.

For the entire story, including Regie Cabico’s poem and video, go to today’s Pieces of History post: http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=14210.

Image: Poster, “Eat the Carp!” 1911. (National Archives Identifier 5710027) http://research.archives.gov/description/5710027.

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Off The Grid

It was my misfortune that my 2nd roll from my LCA turned out blank after the unexpected failure from the camera strap. I learned from this fatal mistake and moved on. I had gone back to the same market that surprised me of how busy it could get in the late afternoon. This is where most (older) people get their fresh produce, you may call it the wet market; though there’s also the dry section. They think they get better deals from this type of market. The younger couples would either buy their ingredients from the medium/upscale supermarket instead. I suspect due to the cleanliness and also the origins – anywhere but China. Or else the couple would just eat out to save time and effort.

I got used to this type of fishy, bloody, wet environment since I was a kid. I used to go along to the fresh market back then to just find something to do with the domestic helper (mom & dad both work during the day). It was part of my memory to hang out at the market, I did not even remember how old I was.

Nearly all districts in Hong Kong has at least a few of these wet markets all packed in a building which you would not know there’s one unless you enter one. It’s off the grid and I found myself entered a whole new world of the local community. You may still find the old fashion open markets as stalls and ground level shops in a few gathering location. But those will eventually go away due to the rents and re-development. The live chicken business may go away too one day, who knows (because of the Bird Flu). You’ll see many quirky stuff in these type of markets. Fish cut off still seem pretty much alive, toads hopping in cage, cattles’ internal organs hanging on hooks…alright just those things you thought only be possible in halloween or movies.

I still found myself enjoying this part of life. Seeing how differently people live in our city. And I get to taste what I love too, cold soya milk and hot rolls. I found a place selling just baked roll/bun/bread whatever you want to call it for just HKD$1. The size of a fist. You can get a bag full with just 10 bucks.