BDCommunity Presents - The Weekly Turni

in BDCommunity4 months ago (edited)
18/08/2020
৩রা ভাদ্র ১৪২৭

Editorial


It has always been "the journey" that fascinates me. Well, I just lied or rather told you a half-truth. It is the planning of the journey that's where it starts, and to me, that is almost equally rewarding as the journey itself. So, there was a time when I used to travel often, alone, and with friends sometimes. I remember during one of our train journeys, we were chatting about planning a trip. There was a fellow passenger, who got interested in our animated conversations, and asked; if we are planning for the trip we are going to. It took us a moment to realize what the gentleman was asking; and then when it hit me; I immediately said… Oh, NO, NO! …This is the next trip we are planning for. This trip was planned months in advance, perhaps during the previous trip!

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As you read the 3rd issue of Turni, just want to remember, the way this journey perhaps started. Following the beginning of one of my favorite movies, The Motorcycle Diaries, we may write:

The Plan: To help our community to elevate itself from being just a regional niche

The Method: Improvisation

Objective: Explore every corner of this blockchain and beyond; make friends

Equipment: Our mind and our fingers on keyboard; writing and drawing tools

The Pilot: @reazuliqbal

The co-pilots: @zayedsakib, @linco, @simplifylife

Support: The whole community and numerous contributors

This is not a story of heroic feats, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives running parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams….. Ernesto ChÈ Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries

If we just replace the word 'two' with 'several'…. We have Turni.

I know some of us are cynic, while others are positive; but together we balance each other. Standing at this point in life and at this present world, we feel the need for balance both in our delivery and in our longings. In today's comfortable world, we take many things as granted, and we tend to forget our pasts. How is it even possible to feel nostalgia for a world we never knew? Today, as I write this, it is August 15th. In the sub-continent, that is an important date. It is a date of both joy and sorrow. It is a date of both hope and despair. It's been 73 years since that date. It is difficult to understand that date and its significance clearly for most of us today. Our feelings are likely to be mixed. However, on that date, the social architecture of the sub-continent changed permanently, and therefore, it remains relevant today.

I know there were millions of people who took that arduous journey for a number of years, without knowing the outcome, the timeline, or economic gains. But they did that journey anyways. Today, our journey is nothing compared to that journey, but it is still a quest. We are just excited to be a part of it.

-editor


Featured


This here is our piece de resistance. So, to promote engagement and a little self-branding, we have come up with an initiative that we simply called Featured. And we are very excited about this portion of the magazine.

Every week, one talented author will have the opportunity to contribute an article/an original piece of theirs for the magazine, while showcasing one of their best posts from the week. The willing writers will have an opportunity to add to the magazine a few words about any topic that they choose and be a 25% beneficiary of the magazine.

How To Get Featured


In the first step, you decide whether you want to get featured. Once you've made up your mind, you have to apply by submitting one of your articles from last week. Choose the piece you deem to be your best work for the week, as this will play a significant role in you getting featured or not.

Application Window


There will be a two day period to submit your application. It must be submitted by dropping a link to your post in the #Featured-Magazine channel on the BDCommunity Discord Server.

Once the application window has closed, @linco, @simplifylife, and @zayedsakib will choose three authors from all the submissions. And @azircon will choose one winner from those who will get featured in our weekly magazine.

The featured author for the week will be announced during the weekly voice meeting. They will then have two days to complete their piece for the magazine and submit to the officials.

The author who gets featured in the weekly magazine will be set as a 25% beneficiary, meaning 25% of the magazine's liquid payout will go to the featured author.


This Weeks Featured author - @linco


Lost in the silence

Improvement is something we should always strive for. Our ambassador Linco has set the perfect template for anyone who wishes to set the bars too high, even for themselves! In this post, the author has chosen to depict the lost ways of the youth of our generation. He has subtly tipped his hat to all the meritorious lives lost to silly feuds, that has become far too common in the society.

The Father of the nation


Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is not only a name he is our pride, father of the nation, one of the greatest leaders in the history who had given his whole life for the people of Bangladesh. His whole life is an excellent lesson for all of us. His contribution to the independence of the Bengali nation is inconvincible.

August 15th 1975, the day we lost our father of the nation, the whole country was crying except those who were behind this horrible incident. He never believed that he would be killed by his own people. We lost him, but the lesson, the courage, and the fighting spirits he showed us can't be forgotten. He showed us that anything can be achieved if you really want to accomplish that.

The great sacrifice comes with a great cause. Now it is time for the youth to stand up, take responsibility, and show this world that we are Bengali, and we can do anything. We should follow the path shown by our father of the nation and build a great nation. This will be a great achievement for us. And it will be the greatest gift for our father of the nation.

হে, মুজিব আমরা তোমাকে ভুলিনি,
ভুলিনি তোমার অবদান,
তুমি আছো কোটি বাঙগালির হৃদয়ে,


Honerable Mentions


@simplifylife- Ashes to Ember

Ever Stopped for a moment and wondered, what is that one thing that motivates someone to become a doctor? Well, if we hit up a doctor by asking that, they might get modestly humbled and say I want to cure diseases, do good, help the humanity yadi yada and so on. But in reality, it is all that and more! Like, our doctor here had this one almost untreatable skin condition that even if he agrees or not is one of those factors that subconsciously motivated him to choose the noblest profession of them all. To become a doctor. I, the guy who is writing this cheesy compliment, can honestly at least say one thing. And that is, our doctor here is that allegorical Pheonix that rose from the ashes and more, but he is weak AF on his 12 mana slaps :V.

@notacinephile-The Bamun and the Shakchunni - A Modern Re-telling

The name of our one of the most prominent citizen here suggests that he is not a cinephile.

-Not a cinephile
A person who is not fond of the cinema.

Even though he puts a satiric spin on how he is not a cinema enthusiast, his contents say otherwise. This guy lands among those few who can easily dissect a film to its core only because he can, so he does.
In this modern reiteration, he portrays how a socially awkward Short Man feels a sudden romantic affection for a Shak Chunni, a native Bengali exclusively female-type ghost that can be compared to the Girl from The Ring as an understandable reference, when in actuality, the story usually is on the reverse.


Splinterlands Tips Of The Week


Last week I showed you guys how to set up the best lineup for a 30 mana cap battle. Since then, of all the requests I received, the most notable one was, what other cards should we buy besides the untamed ones. So today I will suggest some most used cards which will win you most battles. I hope this will help the new users discover some cards.

Firstly, we will take a melee monster from each of the splinters. Because it is a bit difficult to find useful tanks from the untamed series.

Cerberus for Fire Splinter (Beta)


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Because we are getting +1 speed from the pyre, we need powerful melee monster that can protect itself besides having a strong attack. Cerberus has 2 melee, 3 speed and 5 HP along with Heal ability.

Sea Monster for Water Splinter (Reward)

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As we're playing with the water splinter, we need something that can eat up all the monsters in the sea. I'm talking about Sea Monster, It has a considerable build (8 HP) and a large mouth to eat even giant monsters (4 melee). It also has the Heal ability to protect itself.

Flesh/Stone Golem for Earth Splinter (Beta)

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All the greens live in the green splinter! Although Flesh Golem at level 1 doesn't have anything special except its large body (9 health), Stone Golem has a hard stony body (Shield) and 2 Armor, which protects it from small monsters. So my suggestion is, if you're up against magic, go fro flesh golem. Otherwise, Stone Golem is better.

Silvershield Paladin for Life Splinter (Beta)

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Even though we get +1 armour from the Beta summoner Tyrus Paladin, the untamed summoner Mother Khala gives +1 health. So we have 6 HP which allows it to fight longer along with its 1 Armor and 1 meele. We know this monster as the Security Guard of the Life Splinter!

Hunted Spirit for Death Splinter (Beta)

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At lower levels, this is very effective in battles. The summoner Contessa L'ament reduces the opposition range by 1, the main attack comes from melee. So I like to use Haunted Spirit as a tank because of its 7 HP, 2 Meele and 2 Speed along with Heal ability.

Manticore for Dragon Splinter (Reward)

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The dragons need no introduction because we all know how frightening Drogon, Rheagal and Viserion from Game of Thrones were! Manticore is one of them, with 6 HP, 3 Speed and 1 Meele. It has fly and Reach, which allows it to attack from the second position.

Other than these, every splinter has a few key cards. You can choose from the list below that will help you win your battles.

1/ Kobold Miner, Flame Monkey 2/ Sea Genie, Sabre Shark, Pirate Archer 3/ Screeching Vulture, javelin Thrower, Brownie, 4/ Feral Spirit, Peacebringer, Divine Healer 5/ Skeleton Assassin, Twisted Jester, 6/ Serpentine Mystic, Daria Dragonscale 7/ Furious Chicken, Elven Cutthroat, Centaur and Peaceful Giant.

-Hossainbd


চেতনার প্রতীক


হে জাতির জনক,

আজ তুমি চিরনিদ্রায় আছো

এই দিনেই তোমাকে হারিয়ে ছিলাম

তোমার শোকে কেঁদেছে গোটা বিশ্ববাসী।

তুমি আমাদের চেতনার প্রতীক

তুমি লড়েছিলে বাঙ্গালি জাতির জন্যে ,

তোমার প্রতিটি বাণীতে আমরা নতুন সপ্ন দেখতে পেয়েছিলাম

তাই আমরা সামিল হয়েছিলাম একুশের প্রভাত ফেরিতে।

সে দিন হানাদার বাহিনীদের হাতে

নির্মম ভাবে অত্যাচারিত হয়েছিলাম

আর তাদের বুলেটের আঘাতে রক্তে ভেসেছিল রাজপথ

তবুও আমরা পথভ্রষ্ট হইনি।

রাঙ্গা প্রভাতের মতো উজ্জ্বল করেছিলাম লক্ষ্যকে,

আমাদের মুখের বুলি কেড়ে নিতে দেইনি

আজ আমরা স্বাধীন ।

তোমার কৃতিত্বের কথা কোন দিনেও ভুলবো না

লাল সবুজের পতাকায় আমরা আজও তোমায় খুঁজে পাই ।

-Niha



Warrior Within


The revolution will not be televised
The revolution will be no re-run, brothers
The revolution will be live

- Gil Scott-Heron.

Our little tale starts with Jules Verne's From Earth To the Moon. As kids, staring at the Milkyway during the nights of new moons, what came first to our mind was "What is there?" in those voids of the vast multiverse? And then we'd seek answers from "Thakumar Jhuli". A classic bedtime book of fairy tales full of dreams and fantasies.

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As we grew up, the questions changed from "what lives there" to "we wanna get there" to "how can we get there." We no longer sought answers from our favourite "Thakumar Jhuli." Fairytales no longer met our quests. We wandered off from where once, all the clues used to be. From where everything was possible.

But someday, when we are faced with adversities in life, when answers are nowhere to be found, when all the roads are seemingly blocked, maybe just a little bit of faith in fairy tales is what it takes to take the first step, to spark the revolutions within.

The journey may be a little rough, road filled with rocks, our futile attempts to summit on Kilimanjaro, but we made it this far. What will harm if faith is kept a little more on warriors who despite not knowing how to fight, shields those who are in need! In the end, we are that what we make of us. We are what we make of our heart and soul.

betal sotti, onnoyodev sotti, tarzan, captain spark..... sob sotti:)

Seek within for revolution and make do of what is unthinkable. For, after all, there are footprints on the moon.


Epilogue


So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

-Sonnet XVIII

Thank you for staying with us until the end.

Do not forget to join our next weekly hangout at Friday 10 PM GMT +6

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This is extremely well done. Something to look forward to each week. It is so nice to see people coming together for a common goal. Often time we see the effort, the hardship, and we fail to understand why.. It is not easy to answer sometimes. It is not told often times. But like the underground rivers in Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, it flows. There is no surface run-off; but there is ”always a river runs through it”.

Thank you so much Dada. That is what we are aiming for, to elevate the status of Turni to unreached heights on the blockchain! We arleady starting to get some loyal readers within the community. We will extend this far beyond!

The "why" is important, but shouldn’t always have to take the spotlight. Sometimes the "how" and "what" are more important. Every "why" may not have an answer, and I think that is okay. :)

Reading some of the similar writings earlier, I think I know who has penned this editorial and I want to say excellent prose and wording. You're aptly hailed as the mascot of this community.

How is it even possible to feel nostalgia for a world we never knew?

Even though this question is a rhetorical one and was meant for our shared common history— I have an idea or an idea of an answer in a different light. Fiction. I feel nostalgia for a world I've never been to, never seen with my own yes through fiction. This is why I always encourage people, mostly passively, to read. With emulated nostalgia comes attachment and feelings of compassion and empathy—some of the qualities need and will be needing a lot more in the coming days.

I will take my time reading the featured post and the other one by our Doc. Great tips from Hossain bhai. Learned a thing or two.

This guy lands among those few who can easily dissect a film to its core only because he can, so he does.

Thank you, you're too kind! I'm genuinely flattered! Also quite delighted to see my post mentioned. I had a great time and a few laughs writing it!

The weekly turni has been a great periodical event for many. Something to look forward to. I believe this will increase some spontaneous interaction in the long run. Kudos to whoever first came up with the idea.

Thank YOU for reading this bhai!!

This guy lands among those few who can easily dissect a film to its core only because he can, so he does.

This was me btw:)

Turni is something that is more abstract than the literary portion lets out. Its there for the people who are willing and have the eyes to see..

I actually meant you! 😅

I think the entire editorial (other than the magazine entries like poems and stuf, and the featured ones) is written by you. The author in the first person narrative who's addressing the audience is you. I'm not wrong, am I? 😏

Not by me tho:v the editorial is a mystery:) the rest is by me and @simplifylife. id love to have that much elegance and prose in mine but unfortunately my skills are not there yet..:(

Now I'm super confused! haha! Well, someday maybe. Also some mysteries are delightful.

সকাল বেলা চা হাতে @turni পড়ছিলাম। ভালো লাগা এই যে পত্রিকাটি এগিয়ে চলছে। অনুরোধ থাকবে ফিচার হবার জন্য কি কি করা লাগবে সেটা প্রত্যেক সংখ্যায় না দিতে। এতোদিনে সবার বুঝে যাবার কথা। আর যে লিখা দিতে ইচ্ছুক, সে যদি সত্যি আমাদের কমিউনিটির অংশ হয় তবে নিশ্চয়ই বুঝবে কাকে বলতে হবে জানবার জন্য।


ধন্যবাদ যারা কন্ট্রিবিউশান করেছেন পত্রিকাটিতে, আর পত্রিকার পিছনের মানুষগুলোকে।
তাদের ধৈর্য্য সত্যি প্রশংসার দাবীদার ।

Thank you so much Nirupom. We are very lucky to have readers like you! That's what keeps us motivated to push the clock beyond 3 a.m...4 a.m...5...

What you said about the featured pary, I was thinking exactly the same thing last week. But as dada already said, we are hoping to get new readers every week.

But I also like your idea of people willing to participate will find a way themselves. And maybe we will reach there too. At the current state, it might be a bit premature to remove the instructions part. We can try to make it a bit more concise. This will definitely be in our discussion for next week, Thank you very much bro.

Thank you brother for the consideration

এতোদিনে সবার বুঝে যাবার কথা।

Unfortunately, that is not the truth. If it was, then we would have seen many more submissions for the featured part.. I mean you yourself too havent tried to get featured for once. !! And so did the others too.. You atleast wrote a poem for us. Only after we asked.

Whatever contents you see here except what we ourselves wrote, we had to ask for it, nobody participated willingly. So how to get featured part will be there. Untill people really understands what it means.

আমার মনে হয় আপনি আমার কথা ধরতে পারেন নি। আমি বলেছি যার ইচ্ছা থাকবে নিজে থেকেই ওয়ে খুজে নিবে। ইচ্ছাটা জরুরি আর সাথে চর্চাটাও। আর এবারের ম্যাগাজিনের জন্য আমি কনটেন্ট রেডি করেছিলাম কিন্তু তা আপনাদের টার্মস এন্ড কন্ডিশনে যায় নি। যাই হোক সে ভিন্ন কথা। শুধু শুধু আমার ওপর আংগুল উঠিয়ে আপনি কি প্রমাণ করতে চাচ্ছেন?

It seems youre the one who didnt understand what I tried to say here.

Icche thakar jonne age jante to hobe that they can participate by contributing. how to get featured is there so that they knows how, and it will be there untill we get enough willing authors, untill they get reminded enough. That is what i said.

শুধু শুধু আমার ওপর আংগুল উঠিয়ে আপনি কি প্রমাণ করতে চাচ্ছেন?

This is a sentence you shouldn’t have used brother. This, what we do here doesnt work like that.. Not everything is about you.. And itll never be. Ill let the tone you used here pass only for this once..

I am signing out @bdcommunity.
Long live your community. And long live your magazine.
এটা হাস্যকর যে আপনারা জানতে চান যে গঠনমূলক সমালোচনা করবেন! আর আপনারা তা নিতে পারেন নাহ। কোন টোনে কথা বলা লাগে তা হয়তো আমি জানিনা আপনিই জানবেন ভালো করে।


আমার ভূল আমি ক্ষমাপার্থী।

Whatever you decide to do bro it is your choice.. But I wouldnt want you to leave the community just because you dont like the way how im defending my ground from what you refer to as "constructive criticism". I think im allowed that much.

There were no personal attacks here, nothing i said was to that end. Just that there are many many other ways of talking to someone without disrespecting them and making everything personal.. You can do whatever you want brother.

The thought is, maybe there are new people who reads it for the first time, so for them some basic idea will be good.

হুম দাদা, আমি আপনার কথা বুঝতে পারছি! কিন্তু আমার মনে হয় নতুনেরা এসে আগে ম্যাগাজিনটাই মনোযোগ সহাকারে পরুক, দেখুক, মর্মার্থ বুঝুক। তারপর তাদের যদি মনে হয় তারা কন্ট্রিবিউশানের সামর্থ্য রাখে এবং একাগ্র ইচ্ছা রাখে তবে তাদের উসপিস দেখেই বোঝা যাবে যে তারা কন্ট্রিবিউশান করতে চাচ্ছে।


আমি জানাতে চাচ্ছিলাম আগে চর্চা পরে অংশগ্রহণ।
এইতো দাদা।

Not a bad idea.... let’s see what the “boss people” thinks ;)

ওকে দাদা

Here it comes again full of some amazing contents in a place. Got a throwback to the popular highlights of the week and got to see the amazing qualities of you guys.

Every week i wait for the magazine. Maybe it is because of getting the best contents in a place and some guidelines from them to how we should mould ourselves.

Best of luck for @bdcommunity. Hope for the best in the future days. A long way to go together ❤

some guidelines from them to how we should mould ourselves

That's the spirit we want to see! Yes, the intention behind presenting some of the contents here is for our readers to go and read those posts and maybe take some ideas. With all of your support, Turni will thrive!

Like you said improvisation is one of those things I learnt here on Hive and most especially this great @bdcommunity. The generosity is very wide and also it create more opportunity for people to get more access to the whole community. Thanks for this week long magazine update.

Rebloged for others to see.

Thank you for taking the time to read our magazine! :)

Yes, we are trying to spread our reach far and wide. Constant improvement is something we should all take very seriously.

Wow, exelente trabajo y una buena manera de llegar al final del camino, gracias, te dejo mi voto y te sigo.

Nice post

Are you sure this is a nice post?
You just confirmed it. We are honored that you approved it as a nice post, Sir.
Write something meaning full, just write it a nice post, good post, this is all meaning less. Without reading and understanding what it is, that's not a good way to interact with others.

Every week I wait for the weekly turni. Especially for gaming one . The bolg of Hossain's about splinterland this week is really helpful for me.

If you have any suggestion you are welcome, brother! This magazine is ours, and we love to have you contribute to the magazine. The contribution can be a small piece, but the contribution is important.

ছোটবেলায় কিশোর কন্ঠ, ভীমরুলের মতো ম্যাগাজিনে লেখা পাঠাতাম। এর মাঝে বেশ কিছু লেখা পাবলিশও হয়েছিল। পাবলিশ হওয়া সেই সংখ্যাগুলো এখনোও যত্ন করে বুকসেল্ফ-এ সাজিয়ে রেখেছি। সময়ের পরিক্রমায় ম্যাগাজিনের প্রতি আগ্রহ কমে গিয়েছে ধীরে ধীরে। মোটা মোটা বই পড়া হলেও ম্যাগাজিন পড়া হয় না আর। তবে আজকে এটা পড়ার সময় ছোট বেলার স্মৃতিগুলো ফিরে আসছিল। আজকে যেটা ভার্চুয়াল ম্যাগাজিন, আগামীতে হয়তো কাগজের পাতায় ছাপা হবে এটা। ❤❤

You should compile all the contributions as an ebook otherwise it will soon be forgotten. I am still to grasp who the wonderful editor is. He deserves praise for doing such a great job. Thanks for the splinterlands tips as usual.

We will try but you know that is very much time-consuming. You have to find out yourself who was that editor, sometimes mystery can give you goose bum!😅😅 Thanks for the suggestion, we will try to look on that.

Thanks :)

We should add more topics in our weekly magazine. I really feel for a very positive topic "The Bengali Culture". Every week people from our BDC will write about our culture. Among them, the best one will be selected and it will be published with the Headline The Bengali Culture, That we can represent our culture in Hive Blockchain.

That's a good suggestion, brother! You can also write something about our Bengali culture, others also we will be happy to accept that, any contribution is welcomed. Thanks for the suggestion. We can talk more about it in our discord server.

আসসালামু আলাইকুম,

ম্যাগাজিন টা অনেক সুন্দর হয়েছে।
যেহেতু আমি ড্রয়িং করতে ভালভাসি তাই The Father of the nation ড্রয়্যিংটার উপরেই আগে চোখ পরে গেল।
যদিও জানতে পারলাম না ড্রয়িং টা কে করেছে।
জানতে পারলে হয়তো তাকে উৎসাহিত দেওয়ার সাথে সাথে একটা ভুল ও ধরিয়ে দিতে পারতাম।

এমনিতে পুরো ম্যগাজিন টাই ভালো লেগেছে।
আমি আমার ড্রয়িং শেয়ার করতে চেষ্টা করবো ।

ধন্যবাদ।

This Weeks Featured author - @linco

Linco did the drawing, it was written at the top of the section, but maybe it could’ve been also done at the bottom as well :)

We got the third edition of weekly Turni and moved another step ahead to achieve the dream. Yes, it’s a dream magazine for all of us. All the people who have been featured and honourable mentioned have written well, but one of the things that caught my attention and I liked was writing about the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. However, I have one suggestion, if there is a picture of the selected feature writing on the front page then maybe it would be better to see the magazine. Thanks.

Editorial and Writing on the Great Leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was superb. In this month, this topic should have been included. I am thankful to the editors and co editors to arrange all this and sacrifice a weekly part for the father of nation. Excellent idea. Professionally going on everything. I wish every success of this magazine. Who has initiated the planning to do so, must be a great person. With all busy schedule, i always have a look on this magazine. Love u BDcommunity. I hope it will last long and will make difference in the distant future. Keep on going...