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    Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.
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    The FitnessGram™ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20 meter pacer test will begin in 30 seconds. Line up at the start. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [beep] A single lap should be completed each time you hear this sound. [ding] Remember to run in a straight line, and run as long as possible. The second time you fail to complete a lap before the sound, your test is over. The test will begin on the word start. On your mark, get ready, start.

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    Cosmere (duh).

    also, tag your friends I want a large sample size. 

    Put all answers to these questions in a spoiler. Do not look at other’s answers before posting. Answer the questions one at a time. Do not look at the next question before you answer the current one. Do not edit your answers after moving on. Use a #2 pencil. 

    Question Zero:


    If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your answers publicly in a reply to this SU, shoot me a DM! I’m very interested to see what results this yields. 

    If you’re even uncomfortable shooting me a DM, use the anonymous “17th Shard Communal Account” I set up a while ago. You will have to DM me for the password (unless you were in the Meme Comp, in which case, you already know it), but unless you are literally the only person who wants to use the account, it’ll still provide a sufficient measure of anonymity.

    Either way, write down your answers as you go through these. Even if you decide partway through that you won’t send them, finish the experiment. Then, feel free to only send in certain answers. Or none. Up to you. (If you do complete the questionnaire and decide to not share any answers, I’d appreciate you at least telling me that you completed it.)


    Question One:


    Define “Love” in 1-2 sentences. 

    Question Two:


    When you read question one, did the question “do you mean romantic or platonic love?” (or a similar question) ever cross your mind? Please elaborate.

    Question Three:


    Define “Heartbreak” in 1-2 sentences.

    Question Four:


    Have you ever experienced Heartbreak, as defined by yourself in question three? Elaborate if you feel comfortable doing so.

    Question Five:


    If you answered “No” to question four, Have you ever experienced anything someone else could possibly describe as Heartbreak? Elaborate if you feel comfortable doing so.

    If you answered “Yes” to question four, Hi! How are you? Enjoying the social experiment?

    Question Six:


    Rate the following statements on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “I believe this statement to be definitively false”, and 10 being “I believe this statement to be objectively true”. Feel free to elaborate on your given rating.

    (Please look at each statement one at a time, same as the questions.)

    Statement 1:


    ”Each person on earth has a soulmate they are supposed to be with. They can only achieve true love with that one person.”

    Statement 2:


    “There is a limited selection of possible candidates for whom you could fall in love with.”

    Statement 3:


    “Some people are simply incompatible.”

    Statement 4:


    Any two people could learn to fall in love, given sufficient time, and sufficient willingness on behalf of the subjects.”

    Statement 5:


    “Given sufficient time, any two people will fall in love, whether they want to or not.”

    Statement 6:


    “Love is arbitrated by one’s brain chemistry alone.”

    Statement 7:


    “Love is always a positive force in the world.”

    Statement 8:


    “A hotdog is a sandwich.”

    Statement 9:


    “All people are deserving of love.”

    Statement 10:


    “‘Romantic’ love is the superlative form of love.”


    Question Seven:


    Did you consider any of the statements of question six to be poorly phrased, from a “social experiment” point of view? (i.e. too biased or ‘on-the-nose’) Why or why not?

    Question Eight:


    How do you feel about the way we curently separate ‘love’ into different categories? (platonic, romantic, etc.)

    Question Nine:


    Did you catch the typo in question eight when you first read it?

    Question Ten:


    How are you doing, seriously? On a deeply psychological level, are you doing alright? This isn’t a social experiment question, I just like you guys a lot and want to see if I can help you in any way.


    Thank you all for participating! You have all received one (1) coupon for a free DannnexPhotoshopCommission™️ of your own specifications. The available quality options are: Bad, Worse, Trash, and Dumpster Fire. Please come again!

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    2. Morningtide


      Last two! Sorry for all the replies, but I'm on mobile so this is way, way easier. 


      Ha, no. Lol. I read right over typos. One of the reasons I'd be a terrible editor. 


      I'm a bit stressed and overwhelmed, but my situation is so much better than others, so I'm not complaining. Overall, I'm pretty good!


    3. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      One: (Ignore the annoying accidentally clicked quote boxes that it won't let me delete on my phone.)


      Love is a state of mind directed toward someone else. When you love someone, you enjoy being with them, and want them to have good things, to the point that you'd be willing to sacrifice something of yourself to give them those good things.


      Loving something that's not alive is simply an enjoyment of that thing and the things it brings.







      The main distinction that came to my mind was the difference between loving a person and loving a thing. I mean, you can say something like "I loved that movie!" or "I love that food!" but that's something very different than loving a person, whether platonic or romantic.



      Uh... I'm no expert on this, but I'm guessing it's a feeling of sorrow that comes when you can no longer be with someone you love (generally romantically), or when that person has no love for you in return.






      Um....not really, but maybe. More like wondering if love is returned without really knowing. Maybe someone would see that as heartbreak?



      One: 8, but with an asterisk. My religion dictates that in order to achieve the highest degree of happiness possible, we need to be married and sealed to a spouse for eternity. And because this is for eternity, it would make sense that this is basically a soulmate, right? But it's not super complicated. God has made it so your path will cross with the one you are supposed to marry, and so if you live life in the normal way you should, you will be able to be with the person you're meant to be with.

      Two: 5. Half and half. I mean, here on Earth, yes, your pool is definitely limited. But like I said above, your "soul mate" is of course going to be in that pool. We also believe that those who die before they're married will still get to have an eternal companion, they'll just meet that eternal companion after this life. And so that pool is basically limitless.

      Three: 9. There are a lot of people in the world, and you should never have to be in a romantic relationship with someone who you disagree with drastically. Within some margin, though, you could come to love someone you originally would have never thought you would.

      Four: 9. Some people it would work, but generally, yes. See my answer above.

      Five: 2. I disagree. A romantic relationship is not guaranteed. I think you will grow to love someone if you're with them long enough, but not necessarily romantically.

      Six: 1. Love is something beyond chemistry. I believe that as part of my religion.

      Seven: 8. It's a positive force in and of itself, but certain actions associated with it can have negative effects, I think.

      Eight: 7. It's kind of a sandwich. Closer to a sandwich than an open faced sandwich....

      Nine: 10. Once again, my religious beliefs influence this. God loves everyone, so we should, too. And if they seem undeserving of it, maybe it's because they haven't had enough.

      Ten: 5. Yes, romantic love is very important, but it is just as important to love others in other ways.



      Uh, they all seemed okay to me, but I wasn't thinking about that aspect of them, and I'm no expert when it comes to social experiments.



      I think it makes sense, mostly. Nothing really needs to change in the way we categorize it.



      No. BUT I SEE IT NOW!



      On a mental and psychological level, doing great! I mean, there are always things going wrong, and I can never feel perfect in this life. There are always doubts and worries. But nothing overwhelming. Thanks for asking!

      It does seem kind of unfair, because there are many others who have lots of problems that I've never had to go through. All I can do is help them however I can.

      I was doing this on my phone and it took way too long.

    4. dannnnnnex


      Thank you to everyone who has replied so far! This is quite interesting. 
      I'll be sharing my own answers along with a sort of "directors commentary" in just a minute, after I compile all the answers.

  2. wait crap no shoot crap no crap storms shoot



    i totally forgot this was a thing and now it's sold out :(

    guess I'm sneaking in

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    2. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      Someone probably would cancel, that usually happens

      Just gotta be quick and paying attention :P 

    3. Szeth's Facepalm

      Szeth's Facepalm


    4. Morningtide


      Well I suppose I don't need to ask my parents anymore. *shrug* :(

  3. stranger things 4 is amazing

    better than 3 and 2 imo

    from a narrative standpoint, it’s pure art. 

    i could go into detail for exactly why i say that, but i’m on mobile rn and that would be a *long* post. 

    but yeah, it’s amazing
    at least up til episode 5. haven’t seen the last 4 yet. unless the ending is absolute crem, there’s no way this isn’t my favorite 2022 release. 

    1. Landing Sequence

      Landing Sequence

      I like it as well. I don't know your exact preferences, but I at least thought the ending was good. 

    2. Szeth's Facepalm

      Szeth's Facepalm

      Ending is NOT crem, can assure you

    3. Morningtide


      I just started Stranger Things about 2 weeks ago and I'm almost finished with season 2! (I TOTALLY did not watch 6 full episodes last night instead of sleeping.)

  4. if you didn't know already, you can get a free ebook of Alloy of Law until Aug 5th if you sign up for Tor's newsletter

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  6. Hey Dannex, you remember @King Bean right? That one sharder who made an animation of your PFP then got their account deleted for other reasons? Well, they’re still obsessed with that fluff ball thing, and they asked me to show you this:


    6A41D582-7A8E-43B8-A267-44AF08969F4E.thumb.jpeg.7388ab5cac4bca1c6b152ed3f8d0afbb.jpegAD94736F-332D-4DE5-826D-841C9C8CFCD5.thumb.jpeg.d1bc33e6fab4a162359d56de1dd1368a.jpegYep, they needle felted that thing.


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    2. Landing Sequence

      Landing Sequence


      HE’S 10 YEARS OLD????

      Yes, she is quite talented in the ways of art XD. It's crazy sometimes.

    3. dannnnnnex


      assumed "he" because "king bean" as opposed to "queen bean"
      my bad =P

    4. Landing Sequence

      Landing Sequence

      Yeah I asked them about that, and they said that they don’t like the word queen or monarch. So, they think that King should be a gender-neutral word because it’s the best one. Yeah. It’s a lot.

  7. hey remember that post i made about how future historians are watching you. i got more.

    so we all know that the stars we see in the night sky are billions of years old n stuff. like, many of the stars we see have already exploded and we just don’t know yet because they’re so far away and the light hasn’t reached us yet. we all know that.


    the logical extension of “we see the past”

    is “the future sees us”

    Picture a planet, galaxies away. right now, at this instant, it’s a barren wasteland. no life at all. sometime in the future, some nice primordial soup comes around on this planet. then a little mitochondria will get quirky and decide to be alive. cue evolution. this species will grow to create language, civilization. eventually they’ll create telescopes, computers. and when they turn those telescopes on our little galaxy….they’ll see us. as we are now. we’ll be long gone. perhaps our entire galaxy will have dissipated. but they’ll see us.

    say hi everyone. 

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    2. DoomStick


      well yeah, but what would become the mitochondrion was alive already, a mitochondrion didn't decide to be alive just in time for multicellular life to form

    3. dannnnnnex


      its called being quippy, sue me.

    4. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      oof, that sounds fun. maybe we should paint pictures of world wars in the clouds for them to watch with popcorn ;-;

  8. guys help

    what's that one classical music song that goes ba dadadadadada da da da da da da da da da dadadadadada da da da da da da da da

    i'm going insane

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    2. dannnnnnex


      uhhh many

      but the violin stands out the most

      and there’s a timpani that joins in at the Ba da ba da ba da ba da

      let me type it better

      ba badabadabada ba ba ba ba BA DA BA DA BA DA BA DA (and then repeat like twice with chord progression)

    3. dannnnnnex


      this is so stupid

    4. Landing Sequence

      Landing Sequence

      On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter!

    1. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      so right. do yo watch Daniel Greene?

    2. Frustration


      I saw that and am going to make a post about it in YKYASFW later if you want to see.

  9. Scriptural names are so rusting cool.

    that is all.

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    2. dannnnnnex


      like cmon


      i'll be lucky if i ever come up with names as great as these

    3. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      I will one day name my child Beelzebub just to spice things up a little

    4. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      YES, your child willl love you so so SO much.

  10. Officially moved in to my college dorm

    am rather stressed and scared ngl

    good vibes would be appreciated

    am also feeling hopeful and optimistic though, so its not like i'm suffering

    living in Nauvoo House 1, pretty chill.
    ive barely met my roommates at all
    only met 3 out of 5 so far, and all three were....old. 
    hoping at least one of em is my age lol

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    2. Mage


      Oh, I didn't know about the existence of the summer session. Cool cool. Well, pay attention to your BoM class. Don't let me distract you. On that note, who is the professor?

    3. dannnnnnex


      Casey McDermott

      ngl first impressions are that this class is gonna be rough
      he has no idea how to use canvas and his assignments are super inconsistent and confusing

    4. Mage


      Oof, and by nature of summer session he has to pack the same amount of stuff into half the time of a normal semester. Well, good luck.

  11. Hey!


    1. dannnnnnex


      (aka watch that video, it’s an amazing analysis of not just the Legend of Zelda series but of how darker themes work in media as a whole.)

    2. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      It's been in my recommend for awhile. I guess I'll check it out

    3. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      Friggin solid.

      A little pretentious

  12. Tia paused, as if deciding whether or not to divulge this informations “…Helkins.” Lylac gasped. “YOU TALKED TO HELKINS????”
  13. after like 3 days of being completely surrounded by mountains

    ive decided i don’t like them

    day one was like “holy mother of storms these are beautiful and magnificent”


    it’s like
    but on a massive scale

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    2. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      I prefer mountains. I used to live in a place with mountains, then when I moved to a flat place, I felt very sad.

      There's something strangely comforting about having mountains around you. At least to me.

      (Also I think the same mountains that gave you claustrophobia are the ones that I saw every day where I lived.) 

    3. dannnnnnex


      i was at Bear Lake so i kinda doubt it, not many people actually live there it’s a vacationy place.

      the lake was just completely surrounded by mountains of equal height on all sides. 

      (am no longer there btw)

    4. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm


      I just noticed in a previous status update you said something about being in Provo, which was in the same valley that I used to live in.