ALRIGHT LISTEN UP. EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND ADD “ATELIER” TO YOUR NETFLEEK QUEUES.
Let me tell you why this show is so damn bomb: 1) It’s a Japanese drama about working in a lingerie shop. Pretty undies for days.
1A) BUT THIS SHOW ISN’T SEXUALIZED AT ALL. It’s all about making the
wearer feel beautiful, even if no one else sees the lingerie.
2) This show SLAUGHTERS the Bechdel test. The ladies hardly mention men
or romantic drama. Like, ever. I mean, they’re too busy running a
business. 3) The men in the business are great supporting characters
who are also too busy working to be distracted by attractive coworkers
or *gasp* ladies’ underwear. One of them even tells a new hire, “you
need to learn how to have a cellphone in one hand and a bra in the other
all day” without getting all flustered. 4) It’s about ALL WOMEN. A
teenage violinist. A retired geisha. A single mother. Socialites. The
business is all about making everyone feel beautiful and confident, no
matter how young, old, rich, or poor they may be. 5) Appreciation
versus appropriation. When one employee pitched the idea of a
Brazilian-inspired line, they went out and did research to make sure
everything was accurate and culturally respectful. 6) Even the lingerie models get recognition! Viewers get a look into their successes and struggles.
Basically, this show is the tits (heh). Get on it.
I think it says a lot that of all the P5 romance options, I am most viscerally disturbed by the idea of dating Futaba. I mean this is a game where you literally have the option to have the MC enter into a relationship with his homeroom teacher: a part-time sex worker that he is blackmailing but also paying to spend time with him.
I cannot believe they made Futaba a romance option, oh my god.
Don’t do it, Akira. Don’t take advantage of your adoptive baby sister who is emotionally dependent upon you because you are helping her deal with her mental health issues and past history of abuse. Coffee Dad will be so disappointed in you. Yu “Big Bro” Narukami will feel a disturbance in the force, roll up to Leblanc with a baseball bat, politely go to town on your face.
you know what irks me? when other groups cover SJ’s songs (especially Sorry Sorry) and in the comments section, I see really insensitive and rude remarks like “so and so group did a better job than Super Junior…Super Junior is not synchronized…etc” first of all, fact; the song IS Super Junior’s so no matter how much you bemoan or whine about it, it still remains theirs. secondly, did it not occur to you that there are over 10 members in the group (during the sorry sorry era)? Synchronizing and choreographing a dance for that large a group is by no means an easy feat. Imagine synchronizing 5 boys versus more than 10 in a single dance routine? additionally, SJ is known for their random dances & breaking routine. their freestyle dances are the highlight of their live stages.
yes, your faves did a wonderful job covering their sunbaenims’ song but what was the need to compare? or worse, put SJ down? you DO realize that it’ll only make y’all look ugly in front of your faves because they really respect & cherish SJ? just sayin’
SI-5 having very elaborate and clever plans but keep getting outwitted by the Hephaestus whose plans consist of just making it up as they go along
Maxwell and Jacobi give up on Kepler’s plans and start doing a Hephaestus on it, Kepler just yells orders at them to feel like he’s helping
Minkowski goes “Minkowski Commanding” on it. Lovelace and Eiffel don’t argue because it works. Hilbert complains the whole time but everyone else just yells at him. Lovelace and Minkowski have killer aim. Hera has an uncanny knack for knowing where SI-5 are.
In an academy for those gifted with extraordinary powers, Eren Jaeger is a troublesome sophomore who has always managed to get on the wrong side of, arguably, the most powerful member of the school and the vice president of the school’s disciplinary committee: Levi Ackerman. When his friend, Jean Kirschtein, invaded his mind one afternoon and projected “not safe for chemistry lab” scenarios, Eren lost control and caused an open flame to burn the cheek of Levi Ackerman. Accidentally beginning the third world war, powers collide dangerously in a spat between the two. Levi’s tier 8 powers of complete atmospheric control versus Eren’s tier 5 abilities of telekinesis and pyrokinesis - that’s a no-brainer……….right?
So back around January @lockedinlust was kind enough to send me The Vice for a review. I’ve been using the CB6000S for roughly two years. The first year was on and off and the second year has been mostly 24/7 wear.
The Vice arrived quickly and discreetly. There are video instructions on how to put it on Locked in Lust’s web site.
The hinged ring had me concerned about potential pinching, but pinching never happened and was comfortable to wear.
I played around with the anti-pull out attachments. They do work. The only issue I had was over time I tended to ease out a bit and found it difficult to push things back. Not really an issue. I decided to forgo the anti-pull out attachments and the fit was fine.
The Vice cage is a little bit longer than the CB6000S’, 2.75 inches versus 2.5 inches. For me the 2.5 inches is just a little bit too long, so the 2.75 inches is a quarter inch longer yet. Whether you care or not depends on your anatomy. If you’re like me a shorter cage would be better. If you are longer than 2.5 when flaccid The Vice is for you. The difference is ease of hygiene. When I need to go, ideally, I pee out of the cage. If you’re not long enough you end up peeing INTO the cage, it flows out, but you’ll get a bit of residue that stays on the inside of the cage and develops an odour. Obviously washing helps, but staying odour free over a long period of time is a challenge in the CB6000S as well.
I would love it if it were possible to purchase different size cages in addition to what comes in the box. I would buy a 2.25 inch long cage, or maybe even a 2 inch cage to see how the fit is.
At any rate, wearing The Vice and taking the usual hygiene breaks the Vice just works. Whether you an old pro looking for a new device or a newbie looking for your first device you won’t go wrong with The Vice.
we talkin pda?? ok 👌 i’ll start with the clan’s namesakes bc i realized i don’t really ever talk about them as a unit???
dawn and dusk are very……. not about that pda life (sunny’s been here about 20 years and the most he’s seen them do is cuddle). this is mostly bc dawnslayer is an extremely private person in general, but also bc she prefers to get real close and kind curl up around duskseer since he’s so fucking tiny (y'all gotta understand she’s like 7" versus his 5"3…… smooching involves a lot of bending over). they do occasionally sneak kisses in the dark, though it’s not as steamy as that imagery implies. he’ll take her hand and press her fingers to his lips. she’ll kiss his forehead in reassurance. etc.
Superlega Final: Cucine Lube Civitanova clearly won Game 1. Gianlorenzo Blengini’s team defeated more or less easily Diatec Trentino 3-0
Lube defeat Trentinto with a clear 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-17) which says alot about the moment of shape of Lube, considering that Trento came from a great win last saturday in Game 5 versus Sir Safety Perugia.
Set 1: Civitanova dominated the game since the start, staying perfect at Eurosuole Forum, 17 wins in 17 games in this season), perfect in all fundamentals, reception, defence (great performances by Jiri Kovar and Jenna Grebennikov), serve and blocks, being great in attack with Tsvetan Sokolov and Osmany Juantorena, with Micah Christenson perfect in making plays for all his team. lLorenzetti trid to change something putting on court Daniele Mazzone and Gabriele Nelli, but Lube was inspired, winning easily the first set 25-18.
Set 2: In second set Trento tried to fight back, kepping the partial on balance, but the great power down the net of Captain Dragan Stankovic,who put on the ground a couple of fundamental blocks, drove Lube to the win also in second, 25-20, in the madhouse of Eurosuole Forum.
Set 3: Blengini’s team great down the net and in attack, Juantorena unstoppable, 5 points for the cuban italian in third set, and the combo Stankovic-Candellaro who dominated the net, gave to Lube the win 25-17, and Game 1 of Superleague Final took Civitanova bound.
Hi! Do you have any information about children psychology? Like how much they understand at certain ages, when they begin to feel guilty about stuff, what is required for them to get attached to something, what might affect them or have a big impact in their lives, etc? Also something about the adequate height and weight according to their ages. I know it's a lot, but I need some help searching. I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance!
Lucky for you, I’m a completely self-proclaimed psychology expert. No I’m kidding, I just took a class. I’ll be discussing this similarly to the way I formatted my notes, which were based off the textbook and various lessons my teacher attempted to present to us.
I’ve given you a basic outline on what you should know, and you can take from it what you’d like. If you have any other questions about developmental psychology that weren’t answered, just shoot me another message!
001. NEWBORNS’ ABILITIES
After birth, the genetic program regulates how the brain develops. During the first 3 months, the most active areas of the brain are involved in processing sounds, sights, and touches, which helps to prepare the infant for dealing with sensory information from the surrounding environment.
Newborns show a preference for their mother’s face over strangers’ faces in the first few days after birth. Newborns first learn to recognize a person’s eyes. At 4 months, infants visually distinguish faces. By 3 or 4 years, their visual abilities are equal to that of an adults.
1-month-old infants have keen hearing and can discriminate small sound variations. By 6 months, infants have the ability to make all the sounds necessary to learn language. Newborns are attracted to female voices.
Newborns have a well-developed sense of touch.
A 1-day-old infant can discriminate between odors. 6-week-old infants can smell the difference between their mother and someone else. Newborns are born with an innate preference for sweet and salt.
By 6 months, infants develop depth perception, and would hesitate around the visual cliff.
Proximodistal principle -> Activities regarding the bottom are mastered before activities using the arms. Infants roll over before they walk.
Cephalocaudal principle -> Infants lift their heads before they control their bottoms enough to sit up. Infants sit up before they crawl.
In developing motor skills, most kids go through the same stages. Yet, if one child is given more opportunities to practice their stepping reflex earlier in life, they will began to walk earlier. Development of motor development is heavily influenced by maturation, but timing is affected by experience/learning, or nature.
002. DEVELOPMENTAL NORMS
Sitting up alone - average 5.5 months (range 4.5-8.0 months)
Crawling - average 10 months (range 7.0-12.0 months)
Walking alone - average 12.1 months (range 11.5-14.5 months)
Attachment theory dictates that babies form attachments to parents through a gradual process that begins after birth and continues throughout early childhood.
Infants have crying, which elicits care and sympathy. At 4-6 weeks, they begin social smiling, which elicits joy and pleasure. At 6 months, they give parents a happy greeting when they reappear after a short absence. These behaviors contribute to a child expressing needs and understanding their parents’ emotional experiences, which ultimately help to build a parent-child attachment.
Separation anxiety is a clear sign the infant has become attached to one or both parents. By the end of their 1st year, infants usually show close attachment.
Different kinds of attachment occur:
Secure attachment - infants use their caregiver as a safe home base. [Associated with being more trusting, enjoying relationships more, and dealing better with stress.]
Insecure attachment - infants show resistance towards their caregiver. [Associated with being dependent, having poor social relationships, and having poor coping skills.]
Attachment is not affected by how long a child is in day care, but by the caregiver’s sensitivity, caring, and responsiveness to needs.
004. PIAGET’S STAGES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Sensorimotor (birth to age 2) -> Infants interact with and learn about their environments by relating their sensory experiences to their motor actions. Children have problems with object permanence.
Preoperational (age 2 to 7) -> Children learn to use symbols to solve simple problems and to think or talk about things that aren’t present. Limitations during this stage include issues with conservation and egocentric thinking.
Concrete (age 7 to 11) -> Children can perform a number of logical mental operations on concrete objects. Children learn to sort objects by size and color.
Formal (age 12 through adulthood) -> Adolescents and adults develop the ability to think about and solve abstract problems in a logical manner. Egocentric thinking reappears in adolescent thinking (imaginary audience and personal fable).
Note that these stages are not as orderly as Piaget imagined. Psychologists have also learned that genetic factors influence many cognitive abilities.
005. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Freud’s Psychosexual Stages:
Oral Stage (first 18 months) -> A time when the infant’s pleasure seeking is centered on the mouth. If a child is locked in this stage, they would continue to seek oral satisfaction as an adult (could lead to chewing erasers on pencils, etc).
Anal Stage (1.5 to 3 years) -> A time when the infant’s pleasure seeking is centered on the anus and its functions of elimination. Fixation at this stage would lead to behaviors focused on either retention or elimination. Retention usually takes the form of being very neat, behaviorally rigid, etc. Elimination can take the form of being messy or generous.
Phallic Stage (3 or 6 years) -> A time when the infant’s pleasure seeking is centered on the genitals. Children will compete with the parent of the same sex for the affection of the opposite sex. Problems in resolving this stage lead to the Oedipus complex.
Latency Stage (6 to puberty) -> A time when the child represses sexual thoughts and engages in nonsexual activities.
Genital Stage (puberty through adulthood) -> A time when the person has renewed sexual desires that they want to fulfill through relationships.
Erikson’s Psychosexual Stages
Stage 1: Trust versus Mistrust (infancy through first year) -> If parents are responsive, the child develops trust. If parents are neglectful, the child may begin to view their world as uncaring and have difficulties later on.
Stage 2: Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt (1 to 3 years old) -> If the child is encouraged to explore, they will develop a sense of independence. If their parents disapprove of explorations, the child may feel shame.
Stage 3: Initiative versus Guilt (3 to 5 years old) -> If the caregivers encourage initiative, the child will learn to plan and initiate new things. If not, the child may feel uncomfortable and develop a feeling of being unable to plan their futures.
Stage 4: Industry versus Inferiority (5 to 12 years old) -> If the child can direct energy into working at tasks, the child will develop a feeling of industry. If not, they may feel inferior or incompetent.
Stage 5: Identity versus Role Confusion (adolescence) -> Children need to leave behind the behaviors of childhood and develop the more responsible behaviors of adults.
Psychologists tend to agree with Erikson on the idea that psychosocial conflicts contribute to development and that the first few (particularly 5) years were not a barrier for development. Psychologists also tend to agree with Freud about childhood events being important.
Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory emphasizes the importance of learning through observation, self-reward, and imitation in the development of behaviors. You do not need to perform behaviors or receive external rewards to learn new skills.
006. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Noam Chomsky and many other linguists believe that people are born with the ability to learn language.
Four Stages in Acquiring Language:
Babbling (begins at 6 months) -> Babbling is when an infant begins to make one-syllable sounds, such as “ba-ba-ba.” By 6 months, infants have learned to discriminate between sounds. In deaf children who have only been exposed to sign language, babbling is manual.
Single Word (about 1 year of age) -> Infants say single words that refer to what they can see, hear, or feel. About half refer to objects (cookie) and the ther half to actions or routines (up, eat, more). Parents usually respond by speaking in parentese (motherese).
Two-word combinations (about 2 years of age) -> Strings of words that express various actions (”me play”). The new ability to communicate by combining words marks the beginning of learning about grammar. From around age 2, children begin to learn a new word every 2 hours or so. Language development is partly dependent on how responsive the caregiver is.
Sentences (about 4 years) -> Sentences range from 3 to 8 words and indicate a growing knowledge about grammar. Children’s first sentences differ from adult sentences due to telegraphic speech and overgeneralization.
The critical language period is the time from infancy to adolescence when language is easiest to learn. Both innate and environmental language factors affect our development in language. To learn more about what happens when someone is deprived of language during the critical period, please read up on the cases of Genie and Victor [I encourage you to watch + and + movies for a better understanding of their cases].
The dinosaurs of Caprona as seen in THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1975, Dir. Kevin Connor)
1) A Diplodocus spotted at a distance 2 & 3) A pair of marauding Allosaurus stalk the land 4) A mother Triceratops guards her nest 5) Triceratops versus Ceratosaurus 6 & 7) Styracosaurus gets a lot of screen time in this film 8) Polacanthus grazing. 9) An Allosaurus enjoying a twilight meal 10) The film’s least convincing prehistoric denizens: The immobile
on a mobile. Pterosaurs are not actually dinosaurs.