Mistrunner

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    howdy I'm mistrunner and I really like music and peanut butter. I play euphonium and trombone and I'm not sure what else I do to be honest

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  1. I didn't remember having such strong feelings about Star Trek, but two episodes into a rewatch and I just want everyone to know that I would die for Data and Geordi La Forge

    1. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      honorable mention goes to Picard's enunciation

    2. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      Data and La Forge fall into the "best friends who are both smart and competent on their own, but when they team up, they're idiots" camp and I love it. 

  2. me: now's the time to buckle down and finish this online course that is necessary for me to graduate

    me, moments later: just a dash of cinnamon and the butterbeer will be complete

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      It's fuel for studying! 

  3. I saw the movie and overall? It was pretty rad. Great cast of characters (Coulson!!), good girl-power message without really shoving anything in your face (which tends to make things less effective imo), fun action scenes. A large number of things blow up, which is a must for a good film. My one beef? The hair. Her hair is in her face! For what feels like the entire duration of the movie! I don't understand why they had to give her the bland soft curls that make her look exactly the same as Sharon Carter (and Mockingbird, for that matter) when she has an absolutely iconic mohawk in the (more recent, at least) comics. At least give her a scrunchie or something, man. The woman's fighting people. (This has been an issue for me ever since the first trailers, tbh. I just wanted the mohawk, Marvel. That's all I wanted from this character, and you failed me.) Of course, I'm weirdly invested in this character's hairstyle. It's probably not a huge deal for most people. Edit to add one of my favorite parts of the movie: no romantic arc! I'm not a huge fan of romance at the best of times, and especially in action movies it tends to feel forced.
  4. I'm trying to learn to crochet because I have a lot of yarn and a crochet hook but what I really want is to get into heavy metal so I can listen to heavy metal while crocheting a hat for my nephew

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      Five Finger Death Punch is a good band to start with. 

    2. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      I've always loved that name. No doubts about the genre.

      I'll give it a listen. :ph34r:

    3. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      "The Pride" is the song that got me listening to them in the first place. "When the Seasons Change" is more ballad-like than most of their other stuff, so if you wanted to start with something a little slower and ease your way in, that would probably be the way to go. 

  5. Can we start a support group called "Moash ripped out my heart and what little was left of my soul, leaving me unsettled and despairing"?
  6. One thing I've always found helpful if I need to cram, say, some formulas into my brain is to write them on my hand or my arm. That way, I can't really ignore it, and they fade throughout the day so I have to rely more and more on memory. Of course, you have to make sure you don't have any tests that day, because it can be hard to explain. My biggest math tip is one you probably know, but was hard for me to get through my skull. Skip over a question if you've spent more than a few minutes on it and you haven't made significant progress. There's no use beating a dead horse, you know? Answer the ones you're confident answering and then go back for the ones you're iffy on. And my favorite study tip actually comes from Bill Wurtz. Whenever he's asked about how to be productive, he says something along the lines of "if you win the first hour you win the whole day." So put your phone in a drawer, set a goal for the amount of time you want to study, and work straight through. If you can work through that block of time, you've crushed the part of your brain that doesn't want to get started and the one that doesn't want to keep going. Once I'm past that mental wall, I've found I'm way more likely to keep going or come back to whatever it is I'm working on later. Hope some of that helps!
  7. man it sure is exhausting having to do things

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      A-freaking-men. 

    2. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      isn't it though

  8. Just got accepted to my first choice college with a pretty rad scholarship!! Can I get a yeehaw?

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    2. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      Thank you! I'm reeling a little bit, to be honest. I wasn't even expecting to get in.

      I'm hoping college will be good for me. I do respond a lot better when I'm not talked down to, as I think most people do. :P I'll just have to see how it goes.

    3. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      There's always the odd prof who thinks they're still teaching high school freshmen. My sophomore year in college, I had a prof who always threw a small tantrum if she saw us packing up our stuff early (because it was not a small campus and some of us had classes all the way across and….you know…walking takes time) and would make us stay an extra five minutes to punish us for daring to disrespect her. (She was a terrible teacher in many, many other ways too.) 

      But she sticks out in my memory because she was the exception. Some of my profs were more formal, others were more laid-back, but they were all good at presenting their material in a way that was informative and not condescending. Toward the laid-back end of the spectrum, I had a logic professor who illustrated logical fallacies by showing us the witch trial scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and who said "If you don't feel like showing up on Halloween, don't worry about it; but if you do come, we're going to watch Doctor Who." Toward the formal end of the spectrum, I had a prof who taught a course called War In Society, and he was a tough but fair grader who complained before our first midterm that "In my class, it is possible to get a GPA greater than 4.0, but the Grinches in the main office won't let me reflect it in your final grade." He also shared some jokes that could've gotten you arrested in Nazi Germany, which are still pretty funny. 

      What I mean by this ramble is, college is definitely academically rigorous, but it's also fun. And I think you'll do just fine. 

    4. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      Sounds fun. :D I've been stressing out all year about the prospect of college, but hearing about stuff like this makes me feel better about it all. I'm trying to focus more on the opportunities and adventure and less on the scariness of the unknown. I'll have to buy and make all my own food, but also, I'll get to buy and make all my own food, you know? Exciting! ^_^

  9. For those wondering why I've been so silent on this thread, it's mostly cause of how it's kinda derailed? I don't really know what's going on anymore to be honest. The guild was originally made as a place to make friends and chat and all that with some light, silly rp as the means by which that could happen, and that's obviously not what it is anymore. I'm not saying that it's bad now, but right now it really isn't something I want to participate in. I'm still following the thread, so I am reading all the posts, but mostly just to make sure you kids are all getting along. Also, while I'm on that note: please get along. Try not to make big changes without consulting everybody else (which kinda started this whole mess and is what is making people mad), and keep it friendly in here. Remember, this is a wholesome thread. The atmosphere has been getting toxic and I don't like it. Also, I don't know the rules about this sort of thing, but if you want to get intense with your rp and all that maybe it would be a good idea to make a separate thread in the roleplaying section. If you're gonna be doing all this double universe and involved plotline stuff that might be scaring away casual members, that might be an option for y'all. Somebody should probably check with a mod first cause I'm not sure if that's a thing you can do, but my point stands. This thread's gotten a little scary for the non-serious poster/newcomer. Edit: Just wanted to add that the whole concept and community of the KA is something I'm very proud of bringing together, and something I really would like to enjoy participating in again. I want to feel the same warmth from the community here that I used to. I don't think that's a complete impossibility, but I am very sad that I've started to feel disconnected from it all. I know I'm rambling a bit, but hopefully y'all understand what I'm trying to say.
  10. Writing college application essays. Please give advice on how to make myself sound interesting I'm desperate

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    2. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      1. This should be the easiest one, so far as making it sound interesting. Just choose something you're passionate about (preferably something you can tie to your educational goals—for instance, if you're interested in writing fiction and pursuing a journalism degree because you'd be telling stories about things that happened in real life) and talk about what it is and why you love it. Your passion will help make it interesting to read about. 

      2. Let emotion shine through on this one. And the leading emotion doesn't have to be some sort of sorrow or regret; if you choose a failure you now find humorous, play up the comedy. But if it is something that saddens you, or something you now regret, be honest. Don't be afraid to go into the difficulties you faced and how it made you feel. Don't overdo it, but don't go for a completely emotionless retelling, either. 

      3. Community service projects. What are some community service projects you've done, or that you're currently doing? Do you volunteer at your church? Every community service project or volunteering project meets some community need; and each need met can serve as a broader example of how you strive to meet needs in general. For instance, if you volunteer your time by acting as a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters, then you're meeting that child's need for positive role models and constructive activities, and meeting the community's need for mentors in general. It's also an example of how you care for the next generation and want to ensure they have as many opportunities to succeed as possible. Stuff like that. 

      4. What do you feel you bring to your friendships? Your church? Your classes? You'll bring all of that to your university community. 

      And finally, some general advice: Don't strive for an academic tone. Strive for a more conversational one. Don't be too chatty, but don't be uptight, either. Imagine you're answering a question for a friend of your parents' that you want to impress. But this isn't a stranger; it's someone who's known your parents for a while, has just gotten back in touch, and is super excited to see what you've accomplished in the years they've been gone. Be clear and concise, but don't be clinical. Have as much fun with it as you can. 

    3. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      Twi, you're a lifesaver.

    4. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      I've just done this a couple times, and I'm happy to help. ^_^ 

  11. Both universes, in perfect unison: Mistrunner startles awake and blearily checks her watch. "Oh no," she mutters blearily. She looks up. "Oh no."
  12. Why couldn't Beethoven find his music teacher? Because he was Haydn!
  13. I don't think we need to mark anything as anything, really. It's a forum thread, not a Sanderson book, and we don't exactly have much in the way of established canon to begin with. We can just handwave something about alternate universes splitting off and move on.
  14. This meme format reminded me of the WoK prologue
  15. Hey, I'm still here! ...I say after being inactive for several months Alright, so it's been a while, but I'm back now. What's going on?