Excellent! Now we know!
Excellent! Now we know!
This opens up a fascinating question:
Does Troi’s empathic ability extend to Data?
Or, like everything else regarding Data’s humanity, would it vary between who wrote the episode?
Troi’s abilities shouldn’t extend to Data. For one thing, she only senses emotions and he doesn’t have any; but for the other, the super-powerful Betazoid in “Tin Man” can’t sense Data, which implies no Betazoid can. (“Descent Part 1” has Troi deliver a line about sensing feelings from Data. This is typically ignore as making no fucking sense.)
The last part did get cut off; it was just noting that even if you have a partner, having the network of family and friends is really a critical thing.
gmbeowulf replied to your post “Sometimes I think I’m the sort of person who could totally manage…”As a parent: Trying to raise a child on your own is…insanely stressful, at best. If it’s something you genuinely want, you need to set up a strong and reliable network of parents/siblings/very good friends that you can rely on. (Heck, even if you have a partner, the…
Did some of this get cut off? Alas. But yes, I know it’s bonkers — I am very close to my sister, who has three kids and my bff, who has two. The key upsides for me are that I do have an incredibly strong local network that I could rely on for help, support, and even hand-me-downs. Plus, I very much want children and see that window beginning to close. I figure that in 2014, with this much support on my side, “But I don’t have a partner” isn’t a good enough reason to rest on for why I haven’t had kids, yanno? Lots of pros and cons to be weighed, naturally, but certainly something that’s greatly on my mind as the years plod on.
"As the list of trigger warning–worthy topics continues to grow, there’s scant research demonstrating how words "trigger" or how warnings might help. Most psychological research on P.S.T.D. suggests that, for those who have experienced trauma, "triggers" can be complex and unpredictable, appearing in many forms, from sounds to smells to weather conditions and times of the year."
Whether the article makes any other valid points is debatable—and I’m sure is being debated all over Tumblr right now—but this is what jumps out at me as the critical thing: Does warning for triggers actually provide a benefit? Let’s get some studies on this by actual medical professionals, please.
I have no idea where this guy is coming from. I think I was “a parent” by his definition ten years ago, long before I ever had a son.
It’s technically still there, and I still post media reviews and occasional life events there (and cross-posted to Dreamwidth) for an audience of a dozen people. And I can easily find old posts and re-read them at my leisure, which is really all I wanted from LJ in the first place. (If the Russians really want to read about why I thought Xenosaga was a terrible waste of potential…well, good for them.)
we’re old, guys.
What about those of us who remember the great Blackout of 2005?
You know, the time someone literally pressed the big red DO NOT PRESS button and turned LJ off.
… We are so old =(
I think I met 50% of the people I follow on LJ!
I’d say I miss LJ, but it’s technically still there.
“Mint green.” It’s so pretentious. It’s fucking teal.
Man I feel really bad for the Tumblr Staff because I bet they aimed for Tumblr to be a cool, suavé, photographic place for artists but in reality it’s made up of hormonal teenagers who obsess over gay fictional characters, and can’t even handle the reblog button turning green to teal
IT IS MINT GREEN
Apparently I’m mentally ten years older than my actual age, and I’m “over worried”. This shouldn’t surprise anyone.
this test has some downright confusing english but it seems to be more or less accurate if you can figure out the questions and answer them right
Real Age: 19
Mental Age: 23
real age: 16
mental age: 21
Real age: 21
Mental age: 29
Real age: 22
Mental age: 28
Mental age: 38
I’m fucking 53 mentally I’m a senior citizen
Mental age: 31
I thought I’d be older.
Mental age: 34 (21 years older)
I don’t see how, exactly :P
Real Age: 22(Close enough)
Mental Age: 30 which is apparently “Very Mature”
Well, your “father’s brother’s nephew” could, in fact, mean you (or your sibling). But it could also mean “your uncle’s nephew (by marriage) who is not also your father’s child or nephew.”
THE BEST LINE EVER SAID IN CINEMATOGRAPHIC HISTORY
Your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin is YOUR cousin, right? This always bothered me.
You know that at least one of the Scooby-Doo villians was that—no profit motive, no revenge, just, “Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to dress up as a ghost and run around in this old house for a month or six?”
Sometimes I walk past a graveyard and I think “I could dress up like a ghost and haunt the shit out of that cemetery for like, weeks before anybody noticed and stopped me”
And then I realized that I was headed down a road that leads to scooby doo villainy
Diagrams of the Parts of a Japanese Sword
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I’ve been thinking about whether or not to start an account on Match for a while, and right now, I’m saying no. Because here’s what I’ve learned from my history and my talking to my mates about history:
- Wanting to meet someone I actually fancy means my standards are too high.
- Anyone I actually fancy is either a) not interested in me or, b) not interested in a relationship with me.
- If I do luck into something mutual with someone, I can expect to be put aside when something more interesting comes along.
And I would rather just hang out with my cats and fuck about on the internet than dive into a relationship with someone I don’t particularly want to be with because it’s the best I can expect to get, yanno?
Reading this saddens me, though it’s not actually an unfamiliar rant. (And I realize I’ve been known to pull out the same sort of absolutist logic in other situations.)
The thing about dating history is it’s not actually that useful a predictor of future success. It’s one part “past performance is not indicative of future returns” (because every date is an independent event); and two parts selection bias (when you find the right person once, you stop dating; therefore the world neatly divides into “people who’ve found success” and “people who are looking”).
Two of my good friends met their spouses via online dating. One did a blitz of like 20 dates in three months; one took several years of sporadic dating. That’s more personality style than anything else, but both of them found someone.
(And then again, two of my friends got together because they’d met via internet fandom. So…yay, anecdata?)
Anyway, tl;dr: If you want a relationship, it does you no good to declare you’ll have to settle and therefore you’re not going to bother. You can get a relationship with someone you actually fancy, it’ll just take some time and effort to do so. If you don’t try, you can’t fail, but you also can’t succeed.
Shavi peered over the edge of the garrison rooftop. A quick scan of the dark courtyard below revealed the guards standing exactly where her information had indicated they would be. She eased back down, careful not to make any sudden movements that would attract notice. They might not be able to reach her on the roof with their halberds, but archers could be summoned with a single shout.
Money quote: “The problem is that just because you chase a woman for a quality other than beauty doesn’t mean that your reasons aren’t shallow. I asked you before whether you wanted me because you thought I had worth, or because everyone else did.”
Yes, technically speaking all you need is one DM and one player. Challenge ratings for monsters are set for parties of 4 but you can rework stuff to make it work. Although the game is most fun with more people
There are “one on one” modules designed for one player (usually playing a rogue or a wizard) and a GM; a google search will turn them up.
Back in high school we did sessions with around 7-10 players, I would personally say that’s the upper limit on how many you should have.
I’ve been gaming for two decades, and though I typically GM for a group of 6-8 people, I’d say that’s unweildy for most games. I once saw Frank Mentzer GM for a group of 14 people at a con, but he’s a professional, don’t try that at home.