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Legend of Korra - Survive

by HeichoSWAGx

A wonderfully edited overview of the book 3 finale.

platypusinplaid:

These Pottermore stats literally go against every house stereotype ever

Well, maybe the Hufflepuff stereotype.  Being friendly or good at finding things doesn’t seem at odds with my stereotypes of Gryffindors or Ravenclaws, respectively (though neither is their primary defining quality).  As for Slytherins being generous, you might interpret that as being forward-thinking and ambitious since the result of such generosity is often a feeling of indebtedness. 

platypusinplaid:

These Pottermore stats literally go against every house stereotype ever

Well, maybe the Hufflepuff stereotype.  Being friendly or good at finding things doesn’t seem at odds with my stereotypes of Gryffindors or Ravenclaws, respectively (though neither is their primary defining quality).  As for Slytherins being generous, you might interpret that as being forward-thinking and ambitious since the result of such generosity is often a feeling of indebtedness. 

yxoque:

I normally don’t do this, but I’d appreciate it if people reblogged this post. Why should be clear after reading.

I once mentioned that I was interested in writing a series of introductory posts about rationality. I still am and it looks like I finally have a bit more free time so I can make it happen. I’d complement this by offering a space to ask questions. I’ll probably end up doing it anyway because I want the practice in writing and explaining things, but I also want to do an interest-check. My two questions are:

  1. Would you be interested in entry-level posts about LW-style rationality?
  2. What subjects would you be most interested in seeing discussed (If you’re unsure what certain things are called, you can just describe it or be vague about, I’ll figure it out)?

I’m especially interested in the opinions of people who aren’t already very aware of LW-style rationality, but I’m unsure if my followers qualify, which is why you could help me by reblogging this and/or answering my questions. You can do so anonymously through my ask-box if you so desire.

If you already have unanswered questions about rationality the new blog I made has asks enabled and I’d enjoy answering your questions.

Though I’ve spent a fair amount of time on LessWrong, I’m not sure how much  of it I’ve internalized.  An attempt at making the ideas presented there more accessible seems like it could only be a good thing.

sissybiscuit:

Can someone please explain to me why the first symptom of Ebola appears to be a desire to travel?

If a virus could carry the information to produce that mental state in person, that’d be quite good for the virus.