Being a support in League of Legends is a lot like trying to get into a relationship. Before we get into that, I'm sure that most people, at one point or another, have heard of the extremely popular game, League of Legends. A lot of people who aren't into gaming probably don't know what the game is about, so I'll tell you! So the goal of the game is to destroy the enemy's nexus, or base. To do this, a 5-man team must obtain gold and experience by killing minions to buy items so that they can destroy towers and eventually the other team's base.
Now in the game, there are 5 roles, your top laner, which is usually a tanky champion; your mid laner, which is the spellcaster; your jungler, who helps the other champions by attacking by surprise; your ADC, which is your ranged shooter and a large source of damage; and finally, your support, which usually helps the ADC.
If you haven't guessed it yet, my favorite color is orange. I'm not sure when this started because unlike most kids I never really had a favorite color. I went through various colors before I realized that this particular color really stands out to me. I can't understand it. I love this color and yet it seems so utterly flamboyant and loud. Sometimes this color is beautiful when I find it in random moments in life, like a sunset or orange M&Ms. Sometimes it distracting. Who wears a bright verging on neon matching sweatshirt/pants set out in public? Other times I ignore it completely and pick some other color over it. But consistently I've discovered that this color makes me feel happy. Its reliable. Other colors can only make me happy for a while or in that moment but whenever I see orange it automatically lifts my spirits no matter what I'm feeling.
Some crash-course color psychology, apparently if one prefers the color orange one is outgoing, warm, optimistic, impatient, easy-going with life problems and is a risk-taker. There are lots more. What I thought was hilarious was that there are certain attributes which suggest why one would hate the color orange. I found that I could relate to almost all of these, more so than those on my last list. If I hate hate orange with all my heart:
Most of us don't want to admit it, but organization is extremely important, especially with larger projects. We've all said things such as "Oh, I'll just wing it" or "I'll deal with the problem when it gets here." NO! Thinking like that will make the process so much harder. Having some type of schedule or at least a base plan will save you a lot of time that would have been spent dealing with small details.
Having a plan, or a goal, is even shown to be important in Pokémon. Now, you're probably thinking that I'm crazy to even think that Pokémon has anything to do with organization, planning, or even having a goal. Think about it, though. All of Ash's travels, even though they seem random sometimes, have one end goal: to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master. He does everything that he does because he wants to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master, and he knows that he has to do what he is doing to become that.
With the current project that I'm working on, it is really important that I, along with the others that I'm working with, to stay on top of things and be organized. If we don't do this, then the whole thing won't turn out as successful as it possibly could, and could even fall apart. We made a schedule that we do our best to follow, and we have our base plan to fall back on if we fall off schedule.
So, next time you feel like saying "I'll just wing it," think about how much easier it will be on yourself if you at least have an idea and a plan for what you are doing. Also, if you're a Pokémon fan like I am, remember that to be the very best, you have to know what you want.
(The song really doesn't relate to the post much other than it being Pokémon, but I like it so I put it on here).
-Post by Kathleen
So the other day I saw another movie centered on the famous Wing Chun master, Ip Man (played by Dennis To), called "The Legend is Born: Ip Man". It struck me how Man's dedication and passion from a young age allowed him to soar in skill above all his other peers, eventually spreading Wing Chun all around the world as well as teaching Bruce Lee.
I think something needs to be said about the show, The Legend of Korra, which if you don't know, is the sequel series to the amazing Avatar The Last Airbender (not the one with the blue people). If I had to choose one animated kids show as proof that children's television hasn't gone down the wastebasket, I would without a doubt choose The Legend of Korra; its amazing art style and applicable themes make it a must watch for the whole family.
There will always be things in my life that I will not be able to figure out or deal with by myself. What do I do when these situations come up? It's simple really. All I have to do is ASK OTHER PEOPLE.
It's good to get another person's viewpoint if you are stuck on something and can't figure it out. Now I know that many of us (including myself, of course) don't really like to associate with people, but you don't have to talk to everyone about it. I have one person who I go to for everything. (I trust this person with my life).
Cinderella's animal friends saw that she will most likely not be able to attend the ball even though her stepmother said she could since she was practically buried in chores. Because of this, the animals took initiative and made her a dress for the ball while she does her chores. She didn't ask them to do this, but they saw that she needed their help.
Teamwork goes both ways, so if you notice that someone needs help with something, offer a hand and reach out to others. If you help others, there will be more people there that are willing to help you when you need it.
-Post by Kathleen
"How can I help other people achieve their greatness? "
Stewardship. It is synonymous with Leadership. A steward by definition is a person who serves others. That is a fundamental part of being a leader. A great leader isn't just one who bosses people around. A mark of a great leader is his or her ability to lead people. To lead others to realize their own awesomeness.
A few ways to say Family from around the world
“The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”
― Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages
I'm just poking fun at families. I actually do love my family for the record. It's big (8 strong) and fairly crazy (5 girls one boy) and rather weird (5 girls one boy) all the time. I'm crazy about them, every single beautiful atom of them I love dearly and with all my heart. But I still agree wholeheartedly with Jay McInerney.
My family is perfect, and that includes the non-requisite-by-blood members too. I am lucky, I thank God that I am so lucky to have any family at all. I can't...function properly without them. They are my sanity and if ever I needed it, they alone could be my sole reason to exist and live. I would die for you guys, no hesitation, I know it in my heart and soul.
My family is perfect, because they're all so flawed and imperfect. All the imperfections and flaws help keep life at least for myself, interesting, real. I know mine is no where near as close-knit as other families. It isn't very communication friendly, at least verbally. It isn't very whole all the time. That made me, very sad. We have collectively as a family the patience of a sugar high seven-yr-old. We've been through hard times, are going through difficult times and have overcome impossible circumstances. And I hope we realized along the way that it was together that we prevailed, together with sharing and love, understanding, being stupid, crying and hugging, together with love (that over-rated emotion) that we became and are a family. I will never stop loving you all. I can barely stand you all. It sucks.
That quote up there is hilarious to me because it's true, families are a pain in the donkey. Yes, I would be an inmate at Mental Hospital if I could not know people outside of my immediate family whom I sleep, eat and live every single freaking day with. I'm very glad that our creator had the decency to equip us with the capacity for friends along with family within our hearts. I'm very (not really) upset with our creator's sense of humor. He who gave us smart-mouthed little brothers and crabby mother-in-laws, please, no encores. It's alright though guys, I think God more than made up for that with best friends, brothers-from-another-mothers, soul sistas, bros, homies, etc. Also isn't it ironic that within our lovely lovely families is where we often find our closest of friends.
I hope you've realized by now that my audience is you guys, mi familia. I need to start talking to you guys, leaving things for you to remember good old me by. My thoughts, how I think and feel about the world and so on so forth. We don't really talk, deeply about things right? There is no profound communication. Banalities seem to suffice for day to day interaction but I know that you all have crazy deep reasoning and opinions about the world. If I never get the chance to talk about it with you all I want you to do it for yourselves okay? I've never fully shared my feelings about anything. Don't worry I don't plan on pouring out the dark recesses of my soul here, but I do want to let you see the world through my viewfinder. Morbid thoughts aside, I really do love you all. This is like the third time I've said it?
" For you I'd bleed myself dry."
"You know I love you so..."
So how does one become successful, in any kind of industry or life? I like to ask myself this question often, and I've been met with answers, saying that success is being happy doing what you love. While my romantic side adores that answer, my more structured logical side demands more. What would really be nice is steps to success. While horribly unrealistic, a step-by-step approach to life appeals to my logical side much more than a simple open-ended phrase. In order to find a kind of system to life, though, we must try and observe others who have become successful.
A company that I think of when I imagine success, is of course, Pixar! Currently a part of The Walt Disney Company, Pixar has produced some of the greatest animated films of all times, including the Toy Story trilogy, Monster's Inc., The Incredibles, Up, and Brave. To create this amazing award-winning films, Pixar has created 22 rules of storytelling, which were then put into picture form by Dino Ignacio with certain scenes from their movies, which will surely help anyone in creating stories, in innovation, or better yet, create a system of success in life. Systems and steps can help you everywhere, from finishing a school project to winning a basketball game.
The same applies to you! People admire effort, and in many cases, it is better to have tried your best and failed then to not have tried at all. To win big, you have to try to win first.