because people wanted me to make a tutorial and i hope it wasn’t too vague
the whole point is it’s made for you and you make it as detailed or complex as you want.
p.s if you have tips or such please send them to me! I will add them here!!
SO YOURE SAYING THAT I CAN ACTUALLY BE BEST FRIENDS WITH ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER AND IT WILL BE LIKE THEYRE REAL
this is incredible! another thing to help you concentrate while creating your mind palace is to maybe blindfold yourself and actually walk around so that you really feel like you’re in you mind palace. and when you’re changing the furniture or whatever, i found it helpful to move my hands around, sort of like how tony stark does with jarvis
anyways, this is an incredible tutorial and i will definitely be putting it to good use
This will be mine. I will have it and I won’t need much of anything more.
I’ve listening to self-hypnosis tapes that essentially describe a mind-palace to you to help you get to it. I tried going through this tutorial and already have a pretty sketchy idea of what mine looks like. (It’s more of a colorful studio apartment than a palace, but who knows where I’ll end up if I step outside?)
It’s fun, and strangely relaxing. <3
oh look astral creation magic on my dash
For more information, see the Ars Memoria or The Art of Memory. This is an entire school of thought with a lot of history - it was developed in the 5th century by Greek orators and rhetoricians, so that they could give speeches without notes. And of course, you can apply it to anything you want to remember.
The instructions above to literally imagine yourself walking is good; the important part of this technique relies on creating spatial associations with specific ideas and information. This is what makes it different from just visualizing. We all remember stuff that happens to us pretty well, because we were physically present in the moment; ideas not so much, because they’re not rooted in physical experience. It’s even recommended that your “palace” be a place that you actually know, to root it even deeper in your personal experience.
You can use symbols, or visualize and “store” things (like books) you want to remember and cite later, etc. The shelf is here, the desk is there - walk to and fro, decide how many steps it takes between each spot. Change things as necessary, but consistency is also important to how it works.
There’s also a neat article by a guy who used this to teach himself a language in 22 hours. I gotta try that next.
Science side of tumblr, I demand an explanation
Simple. What you see there is not wine, but blood. The four sacred glass mages are merely raising it up with their magic to present it to the Dark Lord in a feeble attempt to keep him from decimating their homeland
Thanks science side *tosses a biscuit*
has anyone even noticed that obama kinda rhymes with lasagna? Makes you wonder who is REALLY running this country
I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.
Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.
I’ve been waiting for a post like this.
BLESS THIS POST
I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.
Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.
Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.
Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.
And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.
You recognize their shoes.
I always though this. And at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone? Slytherin had worked incredibly hard, and Dumbledore made sure that just enough points were given to students who had done about a million things against the school rules so that they would lose. I think that Slytherin house was victimised a lot, and I kind of hope now that the likes of Scorpius Malfoy won’t have to go through such prejudice. Perhaps, after the war, people realised that all Slytherins weren’t to blame Probably not, though.
This is why i get really upset when people tell me i am a deatheater when i say i am in slytherin
This makes me so happy.
I WANT THIS SHIT ON A SHIRT.
“the last cheerful moment we cherished together is what I choose to remember.”
"Woman?” She chuckled. “Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man."
What if Hans still loves Anna?
What if when they trolls said “Get the fiancee out of the way” they meant it?
What if they cast a spell on Hans that replaced his feelings for her with greed?
What if Hans is stuck inside his own mind, screaming and crying, because the love of his life is slipping through his fingers, by his own hand?
What if the open door never closed?
Dan’s priceless reactions while getting his legs waxed
I will never get over this scene. I just love the fact that Disney acknowledges and makes fun of the fact that “It’s A Small World” can be the most annoying song in the world. Not to mention the fact that some of the adults watching this movie would understand this reference and relate to it.
Story time! Gather round children~
A few summers ago I got a summer job at WDW and one day while I was working I started to sing It’s A Small World to myself, and I was walking around and all of a sudden I hear this guy howl the word “no” in a really Scar-like voice and one of my fellow cast members pops out of a storage closet and says “ANYTHING BUT THAT” so we did a duet of “I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” and then went our separate ways
one of the most amazing stories I heard..