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Ignoring the obvious inanity of this whole exercise - debating the merits of dweeb sci-fi characters ("Worf could kick Chewbacca's ass!"), this post is WAY off base. Real ship Captains have one reality in common that these characters always, by necessity of entertaining, ignore. A real captain's does pretty close to nothing. Well, nothing in terms of actively participating in the normal operation of the ship. A captain is the ultimate delegator.
As parents we often observe certain personality traits , but without guidance it may be difficult to articulate these traits, or even identify them specifically. This is a list of personality characteristics you can use it to guide observations of your younger child. It's also a great starting point for discussions with older children. I adapted the list from here , where it is used in conjunction with other questions as part of a career path exploration. See Also: How To Understand and Support Your Child's Core Personality Honesty : Having integrity and keeping one's promise.
From longtime reader K (who also contributed the awesome screenshots that made up the Goldmine of Engrish ), I’ve received a huge list of Japanese Onomatopoeic words and their corresponding meanings. Whether or not you’re into Japanese, it’s very interesting to see how sounds change between languages, and what two languages are further apart than English and Japanese? For example, frogs say “gero gero” instead of “ribbit”, and dogs bark “wan wan”.
Yupienalle: Swedish for a mobile phone - literally, "yuppie teddy" like a security blanket. Ikibari: Japanese, a "lively needle" and describing a man who is willing but under-endowed. Tantenverführer: German for a young man with suspiciously good manners. Fensterln: German for climbing through a window to avoid someone's parents so you can have sex without them knowing. Stroitel: Russian for a man who likes to have sex with two women at the same time.
by Michael The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults). This article is a follow up on Ten Yiddish Expressions You Should Know . Jewish scriptwriters introduced many Yiddish words into popular culture, which often changed the original meanings drastically. You might be surprised to learn how much Yiddish you already speak, but also, how many familiar words actually mean something different in real Yiddish. There is no universally accepted transliteration or spelling; the standard YIVO version is based on the Eastern European Klal Yiddish dialect, while many Yiddish words found in English came from Southern Yiddish dialects.
Here’s an extensive list of character traits. You can pick a couple or three to form the basis of a character. Then create a character with the opposite traits to form a friend, enemy, sibling, mentor … ? While there’s a great deal to be said about nature forming our characters, it’s a lot more interesting for a story if there’s a background reason! :-) So ask yourself why the character developed those traits.
Personality Traits, Character traits, Human Traits, personal characteristics, human qualities, Traits of Human Consciousness, human makeup, personal attitudes, negative attitudes, positive attitudes, list, makeup of the individual human, endowments, conscSeveral Steps Further : Aside from the listing above , traits of human consciousness can be viewed from a number of other perspectives. Here are several: Traits Organized from Psychological (Inner-oriented) to Social (Outer-oriented)
Many forms of fiction feature characters attributed with superhuman , supernatural , or paranormal abilities, often referred to as " superpowers " (also spelled "super powers" and "super-powers") or "powers". This tradition is especially rich in the fictional universes of various comic book stories. This is a list of many of those powers that have been known to be used. Some of these categories overlap.
Man, we're putting our heads in the noose here, aren't we? Yep, that's right: against all common sense, we're on the attack for all the classic guy movies littering DVD shelves everywhere. Hey, we know they're classics.
Thou shalt not pad the length of your games. Violators: Mass Effect , The Godfather games, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess , Elder Scrolls: Oblivion IV , ah, fuck it. Any open-world game this generation. See, here's the thing.
When you read a story of a manly hero slaying a dragon and then bedding the princess, it's easy to imagine there's a 300-pound author sitting behind the typewriter in a tiny apartment full of cats. After all, fiction is all about escaping our real life, right? Not always. In fact, if you look at the authors behind some of the most iconic heroes of all time, you find a writer who's every bit as badass.