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6/21/2015 11:18:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
If you could have any 5 talents or skills that you currently lack, what would they be?

My 5 would be:

- Whistling; I cannot whistle to save my life
- Playing a Musical Instrument; maybe learning how to play the piano
- Singing; I think my singing ability leaves much to be desired
- Drawing; I cannot draw to save my life either
- Athletics; I am not much of a skilled athlete
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6/21/2015 11:34:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. A knack at learning foreign languages
2. Much, much, much greater social skills
3. Much greater ability to convince people into doing stuff
4. A greater knowledge of computers
5. A much, much, much, much, much greater ability to build stuff (engineering)
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6/22/2015 6:09:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. Better social skills.
2. The ability to learn and retain more languages.
3. Better debate skills.
4. The ability to eat whatever I want and not get fat (or as fat).
5. More altruism.
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6/22/2015 1:05:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/21/2015 11:18:18 PM, bsh1 wrote:
If you could have any 5 talents or skills that you currently lack, what would they be?

My 5 would be:

- Whistling; I cannot whistle to save my life
I think it's one of those things that you just try over and over again until you get it. And it's really hard to teach someone how to whistle as well. I can whistle but I can't figure out how to explain the way I do it.
- Playing a Musical Instrument; maybe learning how to play the piano
I bet there are a bunch of tutorials online for this.
- Singing; I think my singing ability leaves much to be desired
Same here lol.
- Drawing; I cannot draw to save my life either
Same.
- Athletics; I am not much of a skilled athlete
Same.

Mine would be:
-being able to remember everything I learn (I have bad memory)
-learning languages quickly
-computer/programming skills
-better social skills
-archery
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6/23/2015 5:09:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1 - Writing talent, like real real writing talent
2 - Mastery of the Saxophone
3 - Being able to speak multiple languages
4 - Holding my breath for 10 minutes while diving
5 - Understanding the stock market
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6/23/2015 8:41:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Piano isn't that hard to learn. You should go for it.

I wish that I could sing a little better, I wish I had more capacity for organization and discipline, I which I could be a more creative thinker, I am quite logical and I find it hard to create from scratch. I wish I had neater handwriting, mine is horrible.
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6/24/2015 9:28:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. Ability to speak another language fluently, preferably Mandarin
2. Exceptionally high skills in one area, rather than just good skills in many areas (jack of all trades master of none)
3. A single long-term passion
4. Any smudge of artistic talent... Just a smidge....
5. A talent for organisation
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6/24/2015 11:10:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. To affect minds like the Mule from Foundation and empire
2. Telekinesis
3. Pyrokinesis.
4. Throwing my voice.
5. Ability to come up with a 5th talent on this list.
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6/24/2015 8:11:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/24/2015 9:28:18 AM, Envisage wrote:
5. A talent for organisation

This. So much this.
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6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.

I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
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6/24/2015 8:46:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/21/2015 11:18:18 PM, bsh1 wrote:
If you could have any 5 talents or skills that you currently lack, what would they be?

My 5 would be:

- Whistling; I cannot whistle to save my life
- Playing a Musical Instrument; maybe learning how to play the piano
- Singing; I think my singing ability leaves much to be desired
- Drawing; I cannot draw to save my life either
- Athletics; I am not much of a skilled athlete

- Speaking: Ability to speak publicly without anxiety.
- Being 'normal': Going out in public with out anxiety.
- Kind: I can be a rude, sarcastic person in real life and I hate it.
- Out going: I usually would keep to myself.
- n/a
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6/25/2015 12:10:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/22/2015 1:05:39 PM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/21/2015 11:18:18 PM, bsh1 wrote:
If you could have any 5 talents or skills that you currently lack, what would they be?

My 5 would be:

- Whistling; I cannot whistle to save my life
I think it's one of those things that you just try over and over again until you get it. And it's really hard to teach someone how to whistle as well. I can whistle but I can't figure out how to explain the way I do it.
- Playing a Musical Instrument; maybe learning how to play the piano
I bet there are a bunch of tutorials online for this.
- Singing; I think my singing ability leaves much to be desired
Same here lol.
- Drawing; I cannot draw to save my life either
Same.
- Athletics; I am not much of a skilled athlete
Same.

Mine would be:
-being able to remember everything I learn (I have bad memory)
Same
-learning languages quickly
^
-computer/programming skills
Meh- I'm aite
-better social skills
Totally
-archery
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6/25/2015 11:00:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 12:10:48 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 6/22/2015 1:05:39 PM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/21/2015 11:18:18 PM, bsh1 wrote:
If you could have any 5 talents or skills that you currently lack, what would they be?

My 5 would be:

- Whistling; I cannot whistle to save my life
I think it's one of those things that you just try over and over again until you get it. And it's really hard to teach someone how to whistle as well. I can whistle but I can't figure out how to explain the way I do it.
- Playing a Musical Instrument; maybe learning how to play the piano
I bet there are a bunch of tutorials online for this.
- Singing; I think my singing ability leaves much to be desired
Same here lol.
- Drawing; I cannot draw to save my life either
Same.
- Athletics; I am not much of a skilled athlete
Same.

Mine would be:
-being able to remember everything I learn (I have bad memory)
Same
-learning languages quickly
^
-computer/programming skills
Meh- I'm aite
I know nothing lol
-better social skills
Totally
-archery
I could help you
I'd need a bow first. And it's kind of awkward to ask your parents for a weapon.
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6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.
I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.
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6/25/2015 11:15:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.

You can come over and give me lessons?

I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.

I can help with this. I've been shooting bows for 10 years. Unless you count my childhood, in which case I've shot bows for I don't know how long.
"Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education." ~Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle
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6/25/2015 11:19:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 11:15:25 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.

You can come over and give me lessons?
Haha, parents wouldn't agree. Do you already know how to play?
I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.

I can help with this. I've been shooting bows for 10 years. Unless you count my childhood, in which case I've shot bows for I don't know how long.
I don't have a bow and I don't think my parents would agree to buy me a weapon lol. How do you shoot one?
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6/25/2015 11:22:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 11:19:11 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:15:25 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.

You can come over and give me lessons?
Haha, parents wouldn't agree. Do you already know how to play?

Yes, I've played off and on since middle school, but I'm not particularly good at it.

I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.

I can help with this. I've been shooting bows for 10 years. Unless you count my childhood, in which case I've shot bows for I don't know how long.
I don't have a bow and I don't think my parents would agree to buy me a weapon lol. How do you shoot one?

How do I shoot one? I just put the arrow on the string, pull it back to my anchor, aim, and let it go.
"Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education." ~Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle
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6/25/2015 11:47:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 11:22:27 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:19:11 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:15:25 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.

You can come over and give me lessons?
Haha, parents wouldn't agree. Do you already know how to play?

Yes, I've played off and on since middle school, but I'm not particularly good at it.
Oh. You should try those etude books...Kaiser and Kreutzer come to mind.
I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.

I can help with this. I've been shooting bows for 10 years. Unless you count my childhood, in which case I've shot bows for I don't know how long.
I don't have a bow and I don't think my parents would agree to buy me a weapon lol. How do you shoot one?

How do I shoot one? I just put the arrow on the string, pull it back to my anchor, aim, and let it go.
What's an anchor?
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6/25/2015 12:11:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/25/2015 11:47:21 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:22:27 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:19:11 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:15:25 AM, philochristos wrote:
At 6/25/2015 11:04:49 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 6/24/2015 8:31:55 PM, philochristos wrote:
I wish I could do a black flip without a trampoline and without jumping off of anything.

I wish I was an amazing violinist.
I could totally help with this, lol. Played for about 9 years now.

You can come over and give me lessons?
Haha, parents wouldn't agree. Do you already know how to play?

Yes, I've played off and on since middle school, but I'm not particularly good at it.
Oh. You should try those etude books...Kaiser and Kreutzer come to mind.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I wish I could sing as well as Steven Tyler.

I wish I could shoot a bow as accurately as Legolas.
I want to do this too--or at least learn how to shoot a bow first.

I can help with this. I've been shooting bows for 10 years. Unless you count my childhood, in which case I've shot bows for I don't know how long.
I don't have a bow and I don't think my parents would agree to buy me a weapon lol. How do you shoot one?

How do I shoot one? I just put the arrow on the string, pull it back to my anchor, aim, and let it go.
What's an anchor?

That's where you pull the arrow back to. I anchor by putting my jaw bone in the nook between my thumb and index finger, and my middle finger on the corner of my mouth. Anchoring in the same place every time helps with accuracy.
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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle
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6/26/2015 1:14:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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