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YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS! In addition to “greening” your game with grass, trees, and some unobtrusive wilderness sounds, Regrowth Overhaul, by Spiffyskytrooper adds this tranquil opening, with waving grass and leaves, and an achingly beautiful acoustic guitar version of the Fallout theme. I’ve posted in-game videos with Regrowth installed before, but I’ve never shown you this part of it.

Regrowth is more than cosmetic. Yes, it is gorgeous, and yes, it adds a certain ambience to the game, and–again–this awesome opening, but it also does two other very important things that to my mind improve the game:

On a practical level, the addition of so much flora in some of the more forested areas (and there’s a good balance between thick forest and meadows and what have you), what would once have been a very one-sided matter of sniping enemies from as far away as possible turns into a lethal game of hide and seek amongst the trees.Oh, you can still snipe; it’s just that now, you’ll have to change up your tactics for different environments, which for me adds excitement.

And second, it adds to verisimilitude (aka “immersion”) by more accurately depicting the kind of environment one would expect 210 years after a nuclear war. (Google pictures of modern Hiroshima and the Bikini Atoll if you don’t believe me on that.)

If Regrowth is too hard on your computer (or if you just don’t like the grass so thick and tall), you can keep the trees while easing off on the thickness of the grass. Just edit Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\data\Regrowth.ini

The default values are as follows:

[Grass]
iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=20
iMinGrassSize=20

The lower the first value and the higher the second, the less grass you’ll have, and the better performance you’ll get. I’m running with iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure=10 and iMinGrassSize=60

Even turning it down to something like, say, 2 and 80 will still keep the trees and give the impression of a regrowing Commonwealth. (I’m running something like 280 mods–about 60 of which I merged into just a couple of ESPs using XEdit–so I had to tone the grass down for my rig’s sanity.)

Basically, Regrowth Overhaul is on my list of “must have” mods for any playthrough.

(Regrowth is not mine, but if you’d like to see my mods for PC, they’re here. For my mods on Bethesda’s site, just search for “drhamm.”)

Voltron Band AU because I'm in love with this AU

⁃ The Space Paladins is their band name
⁃ Their genre is a little bit all over the place
⁃ Sometimes it’s more 2000s alt rock
⁃ Sometimes it’s indie rock
⁃ Sometimes it’s just plain out pop
⁃ Allura on main vocals and extra percussion
⁃ Keith on melodic guitar because his guitar solos are just beautiful
⁃ Lance on rhythm guitar
⁃ (he thought he would be on melodic guitar but them he saw that Keith was a fucking god)
⁃ Pidge on bass
⁃ And she’s really good
⁃ (When first making the band everyone was shocked that Pidge can play the bass bc they’re so small and basses are super heavy)
⁃ Hunk on drums and can play sax
⁃ It’s just in case he needs to play Careless Whisper at concerts to piss off Keith and Lance
⁃ Shiro on keyboard and backup vocals because he has a HUGE range. He’s like fucking Brendon Urie
⁃ (Guys. I know it’s usually Pidge on keyboard in these head canons but this how I’m gonna do it okay?)
⁃ Coran is their manager but more like their goofy uncle
⁃ And in all honesty, Coran isn’t the best manager but he’s definitely a keeper
⁃ Their top selling songs (lyrics w/ them) are:
⁃ Playing Pretend: “I’m tired of playing pretend// let’s never be friends again”
⁃ That one was written by Lance (fans think its about Klance)
⁃ 1992: “Let’s live like its 1992// listening to Nirvana// and climbing fences with you”
⁃ That was written by Keith (fans also think it’s about Klance)
⁃ Falling Up: “We’re falling up// we’re flying down// we’ll spin the world round and round”
⁃ That was written by Pidge
⁃ and Whine: “ All you do is whine with your wine// always on the break up hotline”
⁃ Written by Allura (about a girl she knew in high school)
⁃ And of course their fandom ships Klance
⁃ Everyone else in the band does too
⁃ Hands out flowers to their fans during concerts like The Smiths did
⁃ Has done covers of:
⁃ Three Small Words (Josie and The Pussycats)
⁃ Ain’t It Fun (Paramore)
⁃ Time To Pretend (MGMT)
⁃ Space Age Love Song (A Flock Of Seagulls)
⁃ Creep (Radiohead)
⁃ And others I don’t wanna write down the whole list
⁃ During interviews Pidge and Keith make snarky remarks during interviews like the Beatles usually did
⁃ Reporter: “Do you have any input on the current political situation, Keith?”
⁃ Keith: “No, I don’t even smoke.” *smokes cigarette*
⁃ Reporter: “Shiro, what’s your favorite type of girl?”
⁃ Shiro: “I guess my girlfriend?”
⁃ Reporter: “What about you Pidge?”
⁃ Pidge: “I guess Shiro’s girlfriend”
⁃ People also ship Shallura
⁃ (but it’s already canon but the fans didn’t know that until later)
⁃ Keith is labeled the Emo™
⁃ He sometimes even wears eyeliner and everyone loves it
⁃ He’s also a fucking savage on twitter
⁃ Like, about as savage as Frank Iero
⁃ Lance was on Instagram Live and someone asked if Klance was real
⁃ “Umm…” *live video has ended*
⁃ Everyone was fucking pissed
⁃ Someone asked Keith if Klance was real
⁃ “Next question…”
⁃ The fans are onto them
⁃ Once they did a special cover of Sweatpants by Childish Gambino
⁃ But Pidge was the one who rapped it
⁃ They made it look like Allura was about to rap it but then Pidge jumped in and started rapping like a god
⁃ Everyone was absolutely shocked
⁃ After about three years of dating, Allura proposed to Shiro (yes, the girl proposed to the boy. That is how it’s gonna work, okay?) during a concert while singing a song they wrote together called I Wish For Forever
⁃ None of the band members knew it was going to happen and everything just stopped
⁃ Shiro cried
⁃ Hunk and Lance did too
⁃ And oF COURSE HE SAID YES
⁃ That’s all I have for now
⁃ I might make a part two because I love this au
⁃ Imma go listen to Careless Whisper on repeat and see how long I can last

jakecurranguitar:

soulmate au | shawn mendes

pairing: shawn mendes x reader

requested: no 

request: N/A

requested by: N/A

summary: soulmate au in which whatever your significant other draws on their skin, the same markings appear on you

author’s note: I have always loved soulmate au’s and thought, hey, why not write a shawn mendes one because he’s my lil muffin. anywho, enjoy

warning(s): none


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