I am also unashamed to admit that I find to be absolutely adorable and one of TypeC's best smileys.
I wouldn't be using my academic background directly -- but I think this will be an incredible skill-building job, and will look great on my resume when I apply for grad school and/or a position linked to politics and/or international affairs.
Thread: What made you happy today?
08-22-2013, 10:17 PM #1941Originally Posted by Nørrsken impersonating EJCC
1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
want to ask me something? go for it!
08-23-2013, 02:09 AM #1942
Going to get my check in sweatpants with a light drizzle and no umbrella. Game of Thrones book 3 is all kinds of goodness. Four pizza slices, three cranberry juices, two songs, and one month until I do it all again at Lucky Jack's open mic.I N V I C T U S
08-23-2013, 05:09 AM #1943
This fried egg burger thing, how come I never heard of it til nowIt is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
08-24-2013, 03:04 PM #1944
Today I accidentally ended up on a fanfair!
The thing is I'm broke, so I couldn't actually go on any ride...
But who cares! FUNFAIR! FUNFAIR!Ewww is the new sexy
Hi! Ask me things, maybe I'll answer them! Just click here
And here's my functions: Se-Te-Fi-Fe-Ni-Ti-Ne-Si
08-24-2013, 03:08 PM #1945
08-24-2013, 06:16 PM #1946
Go meeting. Prospect of at least second place finish for upcoming chess tournament."My comrades and my beloved, upon your way you shall meet men with hoofs; give them your wings. And men with horns; give them wreaths of laurel. And men with claws; give them petals for fingers. And men with forked tongues; give them honey words." --Kahlil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet
08-24-2013, 09:32 PM #1947
That my online friend who I met in real life a couple of months back really does want to stay in touch, we really do talk once a week or so like we said we would, and we can be on the phone for hours and not even realize the time is passing.
08-24-2013, 10:02 PM #1948
- Join Date
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SolitaryWalker is quite adept at chess, and perfectly willing to play against anybody on this forum. That may be a good opportunity to test your wits.
Of all board games, chess is actually my favorite (and the only one I'm decent at), but of course, supreme strategists at the expert level can completely annihilate me. I don't have a problem playing people beyond my level, but they may have problems of boredom with winning easy victories over someone like myself.
Some people say chess is all about strategy, being able to generate contingency plans and such, but I also see it as a visual problem solving game, where you can map out in your head all of the potential spatial transformations across the board. I guess foreseeing this stuff in advance may include a strong memory to keep the many immanent sequences in track, or to have various algorithims practiced in our minds, ready to unleash whichever ones work within the current context.
That's why I think chess is so cool. It's really a very multidimensional game. My main focus when I play it is to open up all of my pieces early, to give myself the room to attack the opponent from many different angles. This though seems to come at the price of not having a strong defence, so against players who are highly skilled, I can get exploited very quickly. I just find it fun to go for maximum action, to chase for an all or nothing result, even if it's very unreliable. When I played soccer 2 years back (I'm now 19) and earlier, I always got yelled at by my coaches and teamates for being out of position, or going for too many gambles. I still got better results doing this in soccer than I do in chess, since in soccer other people can back up our weaknesses. I generally played left-midfield, as that's the position where a player has the least amount of strict responcibilities. Flanking opponents reuqires some kind of X-factor to be potent.
4 years ago, I actually memorized the basic algorithms for solving a rubix cube, and could do that within an average of 2 to 3 minutes. Chess on the other hand is much harder, as there's no one set solution to solve problems from any situation. You really have to be crafty. I will close this message with a quote from a philosopher I'm fond of: "If it is not true it is very well invented." - Giordano Bruno
08-24-2013, 10:24 PM #1949Anew LeafGuest
a lovely introvert day spent doing nothing except art and thinking and eating a snack and then taking a nap and then oooh look more colors to do things with and then they are something, slightly curved but laying there flat and expectant.
also I had cookies.
08-24-2013, 11:20 PM #1950"My comrades and my beloved, upon your way you shall meet men with hoofs; give them your wings. And men with horns; give them wreaths of laurel. And men with claws; give them petals for fingers. And men with forked tongues; give them honey words." --Kahlil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet
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