The first one, that is actually going to miss. She ducks out of the way and begins crawling across the ground as it goes for a second attack. That, however, does hit, it's a 16. That'll do it. So with eight points of bludgeoning damage, it reaches down and slams its fist into her chest, and as it does, she gives out this horrible yelp as it rips into her and begins gnawing into her flesh and pulls away with a mouthful of it and stands up, its eyes scanning the room for the next possible victim. It's going to begin to stalk forward, coming up to that guy play here.
All right, Yasha, your turn. ASHLEY: Okay. How close am I to them-- I want to give them their weapons. MATT: You're right there.
You'd have to-- You're pretty close to everybody. You could distribute-- you could use your action to toss the weapons out to everybody this turn, I'll say. ASHLEY: Okay. I'll pass my weapons out this turn.
MATT: Okay, so you'll spend your action throwing them out to the individuals. So your shortsword and crossbow clatter to the ground, and you quickly scramble to grab them. Caleb's dagger falls at his foot.
Your staff gets tossed quickly from behind you. Your falchion meets your arm. SAM and MARISHA: Falchion. MATT: All right.
That ends Yasha's turn. Fjord, you're up. TRAVIS: Can I run up with the falchion within melee? MATT: You actually rush through Jester's form. You watch the image dissipate as you charge through it and meet up, face-to-face, with this large, gnarled, horrible-looking creature. What are you doing?
TRAVIS: Ripping the falchion, can I swing it into the creature? MATT: You may. LAURA: And you get advantage. TRAVIS: I do?
Thank god, because that was a one. 18. MATT: 18 hits.
Go ahead and roll damage. TRAVIS: Nice. SAM: It's a real fight! MATT: Yeah.
TRAVIS: 11. SAM: We've got like a dozen hit points, we'll be okay. MATT: All righty. That ends your turn?
All right, you're done. That brings us to Caleb. LIAM: I would like to use my movement to push as far into the crowd as I can.
MATT: Okay, going through the crowd is-- LIAM: Half-movement? That's fine, sure. I just want people in front of me.
MATT: Push through to about there. You end up pushing a kid out of the way. LIAM: That's great. That's exactly fine with me and I will pull out the diamond and cast Chromatic Orb, and I will send a ball of cold at the creature that Fee-ord-- Fjord-- MATT: All right, go ahead and make a spell attack. LIAM: Yes, here it comes. SAM: Watch out for Fee-ord.
(laughter) LIAM: My goodness. That is a 17. MATT: 17 hits.
Go ahead and roll damage. LAURA: Isn't Chromatic Orb like a really strong spell? LIAM: No.
MATT: There's Prismatic Spray. Chromatic is the starter version. LIAM: That is nine.
ALL: Nein! MATT: (German accent) All right, very well done, Caleb. LIAM: (thicker German accent) Now is the part where we dance. MATT: So as you push the child out of the way, turn, putting your pocketed diamond out in front of you, you focus and you watch as this beam of light blue energy streaks past, just barely coasting between a few heads.
It slams into this creature, as crystals form where the wound and impact was. It cracks back into place where it was. End of your turn? All right.
Nott, you're up. SAM: Okay. Having seen the beautiful dwarven-- girl, was it? Who sang and soothed a monster earlier in the show, I'm going to attempt to sing and soothe this monster.
So I step forward and I open my mouth, and I sing, (singing badly) And I will always soothe you! LAURA: Can I shoot an arrow at Nott? LIAM: He's killing the memory of Scanlan. MARISHA: I know, can't let that go. MATT: Make a performance check. SAM: Performance check.
Ooh, it's really good. 18, minus three, so that's 15. MATT: Okay.
As you're singing out this discordant sound, folks nearby are covering their ears and glancing back and looking in surprise at this strange creature giving off this-- SAM: Does it die? MATT: No. However, it now, after taking a few hits nearby, its red eyes-- or at least one red eye slips over to look in your direction. That's as much of an effect. SAM: Fuck!
(laughter) MATT: Do you want to move, or are you going to stay there? SAM: Yes, I'm going to move, and I'm going to dash behind somebody in the crowd, some weak-looking individual. MATT: Okay. You can get behind there. Okay.
All right, that ends your turn? LIAM: That's our M.O., baby! MATT: Beau, you're up. MARISHA: Oh shit, okay. To RP my tragic one on the first fucking battle a little bit, I'll turn to everybody and go, guys, no, it's part of the show. Molly said that people die.
She was just a claque. Okay. And then I run and I'm going to tackle the zombie guy. Can I see if I can grapple him? MATT: You can certainly, on the first attack. Go for it.
Make an athletics check. MARISHA: Just straight athletics. Oh god.
Do I keep that? It's not good. (laughter) MARISHA: Seven. MATT: 17. You attempt with your first strike, and the creature just breaks away. Its strength is far more than you imagined it would be from what was originally an elderly-looking frame.
MARISHA: I go, oh, fuck that. I don't know if that's true, and I'm going to do a flurry of blows and do two, pop-pop. That's unarmed, right?
Pop-pop. MATT: That is correct. MARISHA: I do two, right? MATT: Yes, if you're using your ki point to do that, yes. MARISHA: Yes, I am.
So first one, it's plus six? Okay. First one is 19.
Do you know what "hitting him" looks like? You're supposed to- you're supposed to actually hit him! Okay, ya fucking bendy hose! Okay, that actually works out. I wanted to be back in the middle, okay.
Okay, get away from that. I feel like I'm doing okay. Oh god what do I hit on you? Oh fuck, your tail? WHAT? Oh shit, oh shit.
Oh shit! Okay, okay, FUCK YOU! *random noises of loss* Okay, I have an idea. First off, And secondly, *Ash Ketchum mode activated* It's time to Ash Ketchum this shit! Weeeew, come on, Mr. Eyeballs! What are you gonna do with all those eyeballs?
Nobody needs that many eyeballs. O-Oh, oh wait that's fine. Hitting me back that direction is "hey-okey-dokey"! Where are we going, where we going? Fuck you!
FUCK YOU! Ah, these things! I forgot I had to do this section.
Okay, okay, okay, just kill him. Just kill him! Just kill him dead! Just- Just kills things dead! And if you kill things dead, nice! No!
I don't wanna be over this side! MOM! Alright, alright, alright, alright! Just keep your head on a swivel there, Jackaroo!
If you do that good things will happen! Okay, watch the flames, watch the fire in the flames. What's- what's the Dragonforce?
Whoa whoa, SALLY! OH SALLY! (Sally Stageplay?) Ain't gettin' me with them bones! NOOOOO!!
How close, how close? Don't tell me! Don't tell me like this! *sounds of Jack losing some heat* "What a glorious night for me to bring the fright!" Fuck you train!
No one even likes you, everyone prefers the bus! They don't, really. Busses fucking suck. (sounds reasonable) Okay, here we go. Fuck yooooouuuu!
This actually works out, this works out great! This works out great. I like this!
Kill him, kill him, oh kill him! Kill him- noooo! You HONGO BONGO! Oh, you fastidious rectum! Okay, which direction are you coming from?
Which- which one- who wants to go first? Oh, you- you mister sir? Okay!
Aaah! Oooooh, I hate this! Your brother is dead! Just give up! I would like to file a complaint! "Sorry!
This train is only for the dead... but we can help you with that." Hey, okay! Feeling go- what's up my man? What is up, my dude? I've got two hits and I've got a super!
Are you ready for them? Oh-oh? Uh-oh?
Seems like Jack IS READY TO FUCK YOUR SHIT! Here we go, here we go. Yes. Yes, yes all of this!
All of this and again and again with all of this! Oh my god, there's fucking so much on screen. I don't know what's happening. Come on. Come on! Give me that knockout!
GIMME THAT KNOCKOUT! THERE WE GO! That's a sad train, and I am on my way to Palookaville! Oh, feels good, feels great man.
That was not that hard. That was actually pretty easy. (are you sure?) Wheew! Feeling good about that one! Whew, A-!
That felt good, oh my ass is rock solid right now! Ding-ding choo-choo, Let me through, goodbye to you! Alright, we're moving on to King Dice! Get- uhh, worried about this one, uhmmm. Eh, charge shot maybe?
"Inkwell Hell". *gets worried* So I have to fight King Dice before I fight the Devil, right? Oh! Oh, bad! Oh, that's a bad sign! King Dice- there's only regular, and I think that's why you're not able to get this far unless you get all the regular... contracts.
But it's bullshit, but you know what? We're in it. We did it. "Well lookee here.
You actually pulled it off... but you've made me lose a bet! And for that, you ain't seein' the boss just yet. We're gonna play a little game first!" Is that game called "put a gun in your mouth and die"?
Oh god, what? WHAT- oh, oooooh I have to pick! Oh okay, so- oh my god, look how many bosses I have to fight!
Okay, so I want a 1. 1, 1, 1, 1! So I fight a boss, but I get my health up, right? Ah okay! 'Cause I- I heard some people talk a bit about this, but it never really made sense until I've seen it. Oh Christ!
Oh a little septiceye! :D Oh god! I don't like this! Oooh, fuckaloo!
Fuckaloo-la! Fuck-a-loo-la-ley! *many "oh" noises* I like to restart the whole thing over again.
*inconclusive laughter* Well! Okay, we're gonna be here all day folks! Strap on your big-boy strap ons! Okay. I'm gonna get a 3 this time, 3, 3, 3! There we go.
Because you can't get a 4... okay, and each of these are different bosses. Hi sir! Oh god! Oh god! Oh god, what's happening?
Oh Jesus! I've played enough of your fucking friends to know what shit is going on here, buddy boy! AAAAHHH, shite! Fuck this garbage! Oh, and I had FOUR health! Oh, that would've been so good going into the final phase!
Final phases*! I can get more health back though, right? Okay, I have to get a 2 then, oh crap. 2, 2, 2, 2!
Not 2, 3! I can't count! Oooh, oh Nellie! (is this a friend of this "Sally" you spoke of?) Oh god I'm fighting a domino?
*WAPOOSH* Top of the morning to ya laddies! My name is Jacksepticeye and have you ever been scared of a video game? And I don't mean scared in the sense of like "I'm playing Amnesia or I'm playing some other horror game", I mean scared in the fact that you don't know what's gonna happen when you start this thing. I don't know what will happen, I might have to murder a child after I've played this.
We never ever know if it's ever gonna resort to that. So I got up to fight a train... And then right after that is uhmm Uhhhhh - Mr. King Dice! Mr. King Dick, ha!
Got 'em! Erhhm, right, I don't know - I've seen the train before but I don't know the phases. I don't know what actually do.
(?) Oh shit, what shots did I equip?! Aah, hi!
He's cuuute! Uhm apparently I have no shots equipped. ah fuck I AAAAAH, FUCK! I forgot I'm recording on my new PC, so all the buttons are ruff-reset...
I was shootin' and nothing was happening. *chuckles* ALRIGHT, round two, fucko! Oh god, I have that equipped. I can shoot your eyeballs! Eh that's- that's not that bad!
OOOOOOOOOHHHH Oh, the train moves! I get it! Nice, okay, so I can stop those from coming out, okay! I've got your number, Mr. Ghosty Goo! Okay, don't fuck it up.
Don't- FUCK! I fucked it up! Okay, okay. What is the bad of you?
Ooooh god! *shrieks* Don't kill me! Is that gonna kill me?! Ooooh, I just survived! Nooo-ooo-ooo I don't know what happening!
D: AAAAHH, FUCK! Damnit! Okay, this is gonna- I almost got halfway by being a sucko. I wanna have to change my shots. 'Cause this might not go that well. MHHHMM THE WORLD OR MY OYSTER CAKE!
(what in the...?) Fucking eyeballs! Get an' outta here with my eyeballs! Don't you dare move my train!
This is my train, and we're staying in it! So can I actually attack this fucking pumpkin? Haha, I can! Okay, not so bad.
I don't know where to be for this. Definitely not there! Okay, fuck you! Aaaah, this is scary, I don't like this!
D: FUCK YOU! CHRIII-IIII-IIST! Okay, this is gonna take some getting used to. Fuck you!
At least that's building "le super" and that is super! Okay, don't fucking move me. Don't- don't you- But it's hard to do this because he constantly wants to hit me as well! Where are we going? Where are we going?
That's- that's bad, okay. I'm safe here. I'm safe here!
*triumphant laughter* *Jack's Cuphead war cry while the conductor peeks behind him* Okay, I'm safe here! This is good. This is good for me. This is good for me! I'm still safe here. YEAH!
Take that and rewind it back! Okay, what's up next? What's up next? What are you doing? What- what is this?
Oh Christ. Oh god. What are you? What are you things? OH GOD, OH GOD!
MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE! Okay, fuck OFF Mr. Ghost! Who's doing it next? Okay, okay, I can't get away!
I can- I just- I can't do it! Did I kill him? I fucking killed him! Nice!
That means I have only this side to worry about! This- this is- this is good, right? I have a feeling that this is good. I'm not even hitting him! That's not hitting him!
If you’re an overachiever like I used to be, studying probably consumes your life. I never studied “hard” per se, but I always felt like I was doing school work. Living a life like this will minimize the amount of time you have for socializing, which is something that most college students crave over time. If you have been struggling to balance your study life and social life, there are a few simple things you can do to keep everything in check. Here are some tips to help you manage your scholastics and scho-laugh-sticks at the same time.
One of the easiest ways to balance your social life and your study life is to block your time. Set aside certain days for school and certain days for friends. That way you can fully focus on whichever one you are working with at the time. Most people will use the weekdays to study and then use the weekends for partying. You could choose to do something else, as long as your schedule works well with your friends’ schedules. I am known as a robot around work because I effectively block my work time and personal time. I get a lot more done than most people because of that. You just have to figure out a way to do the same in your own life.
If you want to be a success in school, you need to surround yourself with people who are going to respect your studying time. When you have people in your life encouraging you to succeed, you have a much better chance at doing well in all areas of your life. Don’t hang out with people who want you to constantly goof off. They aren’t going to be the ones paying your bills when you get out of school. Once you establish a good group of friends, you should have no trouble studying and socializing as needed.
When you log onto the computer for your online classes, work, research or communication with your personal essay writer you may be tempted to pop onto Facebook to check your wall. In your mind, this is only going to take a few minutes of your time. In all actuality, it will probably take a good half hour or more once you start getting involved with the conversations. I had to shut down some of my social networking accounts because they were such a distraction for me. They prevented me from being efficient at work. You have to limit your internet usage to whatever you are doing at the moment. Don’t mesh the two sides of your life. If you get done with your studying early and you have time left for Farmville, by all means take it. Otherwise, you need to maintain your concentration so you can do well in your courses.
In some cases, you may be able to combine your social life and study life through a study group or some sort of event along those lines. If you have people you like to hang out with in your classes, you could invite them over for a study session and a beer afterward. This is not always easy to do because some people get carried away with the socializing, not necessarily the studying. If you think you can focus though, you should be able to get the best of both words at this point.
Think long and hard about your schedule and situation, and come up with a balance that truly works for you.
The art of memorizing information is a difficult one to master. Most people struggle to learn all of the information they need for a test because they don’t know how to memorize it effectively. If you struggle to retain information after you read it 100 times over, you may be doing something wrong. Rather than giving up as a result of this, you really need to think about improving your memorization skills so that you can take tests with confidence in the future. A little effort could go a long way in the end. Here are some tips that you should be able to use to remember information better in the future.
One Step at a Time
You can’t memorize a huge set of information all at once. It just isn’t going to happen. Instead of trying to shove as much as you can into your mind at one time, you need to break up the information into small chunks to learn one by one. If you have a set of 50 vocabulary words to learn, study 10 of them a day over the course of 5 days. That way your brain only has a little bit of info to process at one time, making easier for it to retain everything for the future. Take on sections, not chapters, if you want to memorize something successfully.
Sleep on It
Your brain processes information while you sleep, so try to study right before you go to bed if you can. That way your mind can gather all of the information you just tried to shove into it and file it away in your long term memory. You may end up with some funky dreams as a result of this, but at least you will be prepared for an upcoming test.
If you can’t study before you go to sleep, try taking a nap after you study. If you can sleep for 90 minutes after you get done trying to memorize a set of information, you should wake up with some sort of memory of the info. Look over the information once again when you get up to refresh your memory, and then you should have it in your head for a little while.
Use It or Lose It
If you don’t make an effort to use the information you are memorizing, you will have a hard time remembering it in the future. If you are learning vocabulary words, try to use them in a sentence. If you are learning about a time in history, refer to it in casual conversation. Just make an effort to work whatever it is you are learning into your daily life. This may seem a little forced, but it will help you connect the information with your real life. Then all you have to do is think about something that is familiar to you in order to remember the facts or words.
Memorization comes easier for some people than it does for others. If you struggle to retain the information you read, you may just need to take more time to learn it. You could also be struggling because you are not learning the information in the right way. If you are a visual learner, you need visual aids. If you are a kind of an audio learner, you need to hear the information, rather than reading it. Making little adjustments like this can have a significant impact on your ability to memorize things in the future. Once you get a hang of the process, you should have no trouble getting through it time after time.
Cramming is far from a good studying technique, but sometimes you don’t have another choice. Perhaps you misread the test date or you had a family emergency come up that prevented you from studying effectively. Maybe a Justin Bieber concert came to town and you had to fight a stampede of 12 year old girls just to get home. Whatever the case may be, there will probably come a time when you will have to cram for an exam. When that time comes, I hope you can put some of the tips below to good use.
Here are a few ways you could go about cramming for a test you have to take in the near future.
Study and Snooze
The study and snooze method is best way to maintain the information you cram in before a test. Research suggests that taking a 90 minute nap after a study session can significantly improve a person’s chance of retaining information for a test or quiz. If you study a small chunk of information and then take a nap, you will wake up with that information still fresh in your mind. You may consider doing this all night to get in as much info as possible, but watch out for sleep deprivation. That could actually cause you to do worse on your test because you aren’t awake enough to think clearly. Try to balance the sleep and the studying enough to do well on your upcoming exam.
Prioritize the Information
You aren’t going to be able to cram a semester’s worth of information into one night. It just isn’t going to happen. Rather than focusing on the big picture, focus on the most important points in the class. Your professor probably harped on a few topics more than others, so try to start with those topics first. They are the ones that are most likely to be on the test. You can learn the little information if you have time, but you need to make sure you learn as much as you can in the little time that you have. That way you have the best chance of at least passing the test, and possibly even doing well on it. Try to figure out the most important things in the class and work on those first. Then you can worry about the other stuff if you have time.
Review in the Morning
Eventually you need to get some sleep so you can be well rested for your test in the morning. Before you go to the test though, review your study materials so the information is fresh in your mind. If you slept well right after you studied, you should still have a lot of the facts in your mind. Flip through your flashcards or glance over your textbook, just to get your mind as familiar with the information as possible. Then you will hopefully have a memory of it for your test.
Re-Study after the Test
When you get done with your exam, take the time to go back and review the information you missed. You can wait to do this when the grades are out, or you could do it right at the beginning. The fact is that your college courses are supposed to prepare you for your career. If you don’t pay attention now, you will never be able to succeed later on. Sacrifice a little time re-studying so that the information goes into your mind for good. Then you will be able to recall it when it comes up in the future.