anonymous asked:

yo, the friend from cask of amontillado or however u spell that shit?? he was drunk af so he's busy looking for the Good Shit that the guy promised him (the amontillado) and was like "bruh where is it" and Dude is just like "lol just keep looking bro" and walls up the room. literally the only reason behind it all was alcohol. don't drink and go into catacombs with guys who hate u, kids. (im very tired) thank u and good night

Thank you, benevolent spirit of the night

Black & White is a god-simulator PC game, meaning you can be a benevolent deity who answers the prayers of his subjects or a dickish one who laughs and sips Mountain Dew as everyone starves. Both the original and its sequel are great games to play late at night while wearing headphones, due to a feature where you’ll occasionally hear a creepy voice whispering“deaaaaath.” This informs you that a villager has passed away, but when you hear it whispered directly into your ear as you’re sitting alone in a dark room, it also serves as a friendly reminder of your own unavoidable mortality.

But don’t worry, it’s just a game – it’s not like the game is whispering that word to you personally. What’s weird is that, every once in a while, instead of saying “death,” the voice will actually whisper your real name.

The 6 Creepiest Easter Eggs Hidden in Video Games (Part 2)

The Thing That Really Happened overshadowed it for me, and I kind of forgot until right now. But I cried in episode 72, because of Scanlan.

When all is said and done, Scanlan is a storyteller. To some degree, he has narrative control over what people hear about Vox Machina. They are slayers of dragons, slayers of kings, liberators of the oppressed and friends to the elderly.

I felt that he changed the narrative of Tiberius Stormwind, who once encouraged violence, and immortalized him as something more. The tomb will become a marker for future generations, where Vorgual was slain and the Ravenites freed once more, watched over by a benevolent dragonborn none of them had ever met, nor had any particular account of.

When the records of Draconia are recovered, the name Stormwind will be found and remembered: a noble family of high station, with a strange son who traveled far and wide, but who died on that hill, and encouraged peace- they could not account for his part in the battles, but knew that, without his sacrifice, Vox Machina might have waited to free them until their numbers were so few it would have made little difference.

So Scanlan tells the tale of Tiberius, a bumbling dragonborn who loved his people, and Vox Machina laughs because it’s true. He was their friend and ally, and he would have approved of the statue they had erected for him, but more than that, had he been given the time, he would have indeed encouraged peace- and now they could give him that time, as long as it took. Peace was coming, and maybe it wouldn’t stay, but it was encouraged nonetheless.

Inside the tomb they each leave an account of him, because such things tend to be lost in the ebb and flow of time, but it is Scanlan who tells the truest tale of Tiberius Stormwind, from Draconia, but moreover Vox Machina.
You Should Never, Ever Leave Your Webcam Uncovered When You Aren't Using It
Is your webcam recording you right now? If that little green light is off, you’d probably think the camera is, too. But think again. Wednesday, the Was ...

By Tyler Lopez

Is your webcam recording you right now? 

If that little green light is off, you’d probably think the camera is, too. But think again. Wednesday, the Washington Post highlighted an unnerving study published at Johns Hopkins University which found that a laptop webcam can function in relative secrecy—a slightly subtler Eye of Sauron. Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway’s paper, regrettably (though inevitably) titled “iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED,” exposes the flaw in many Apple laptops built before 2008. But PC users shouldn’t rejoice—MacBooks are not the only devices at risk.

With the right tools, in other words, almost anyone—from foreign governments to the creepy teenager down the street—could be recording you while you sit at your computer.

Webcam-spying—particularly the variant that involves disabling LED indicator lights—takes quite a bit of effort, but the practice isn’t limited to the realm of benevolent academics. The FBI has also publicly acknowledged its ability to employ such techniques when investigating criminal activity: Last year, a federal magistrate rejected the agency’s request to secretly monitor a suspected criminal through his webcam. The Chinese government used a program called Ghostnet—which involved remote access to webcams—to spy directly on the Dalai Lama, though it is not known whether or not they first disabled the indicator light. But it isn’t just governments who are co-opting webcams to do their surveillance work.

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theangriestlittleunicorn  asked:

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so, what do you do? Do you have any traditions?

Thanksgiving was a rare moment, and having been at several of the more despicable ones, I tend not to. Before 2011, I was alone during it. I had no cause to celebrate, except to partake in the feeding frenzy that happens with regards to new “family favorite” recipes, and seeing to their modification for my eating habits. I celebrate it now, but only as the perpetual stoic of the group, as I sit at the table and tell all the stories that come to mind of the atrocities visited upon the natives, and the mental manipulation that portrays a country founded upon thievery and greed as a benevolent land of opportunity by making them rejoice in their own success.

I find the holiday something of a mixed bag. I like the notion, but wish it could have come about in a less insidious way, when some of the old holidays have gone away.

polonaises  asked:

ill keep myself off anon for these !! but i have a question i think youd enjoy answering ! In my house, there has been a benevolent presence since i was 4-5, and he is incredibly shy, but tells me hes here thru knocking on doors and the sound of dropping pearls (when there are obviously no pearls in sight) . hes a very old spirit, but incredibly shy. hes definitely in his late 30s, and i feel lost as to his identity, because when i saw him (once, a long time ago) he was dressed in romantic era

-clothing. I am assuming he is somebody i knew in a past life , as his presence has this aura of both familliarity and sorrow? idk ! help !!!

-also my dog keeps looking upwards at some kind of figure who hangs around the door/ music room where i cant see (this is also where most activity happens, i also have portraits that i feel as though watch me in there ? ) is there any thing this could be ? im confused hhh

you seem to have a pretty good idea of who he is, id say if you have this clear of a notion on his personality, that could very well be the case. the most obvious suggestion would be to look into your house’s history if you havent already. does it go back to the era that this ghost seems to be from? even better is if you can get records of who lived n the house and see if anyone matches his description. also, if you have access to your family history, see if he matches any of your ancestors from that era?

otherwise yeah the impression im getting here is of a human entity of some sort who is attached to the house youre in. my one question is, do you think the entity your dog notices is different from the first being you talked about? this might just be me misreading the tone, but it seems to be a more unfamiliar and ominous presence than the man

The beginning of the short essay clearly points to a situation in which the destructive character is personified by non benevolent figures: those to whom we endure all our deeper obligations. With such a statement Benjamin makes clear that the source of the destructive character is not a liberating force, but an oppressive one. And yet for Benjamin it is precisely the sudden realization – the shock – that our life depends on forces that are in essence destructive that introduces us to the use of such forces for our own sake.

metagenesis  asked:

Rate the kink: pain play


Solarine smiled almost angelically, a mysteriously benevolent expression one might see in the portrait of an ancient saint painted in a church mural.

“Some measure of suffering is good for the soul…and the body,” she replied. A sly wink punctuated the end of the sentence, and that was all the Priestess spoke regarding that question. 

shout-out to the benevolent muscle men from mob psycho 100

when mob joined the body-building club, it felt like his presence there was gonna be a punchline, but the benevolent muscle men took him in with open (burly) arms. they’ve never made fun of him nor bullied him nor teased him for being so physically weak… they’ve always treated him as an equal and looked out for him and protected him and cheer him on as he grows… they don’t even pick on the nerds in their equipment classroom. thank you, benevolent muscle men. thank you for your kindness, patience, and sportsmanship.

I don’t know if I will be a published author someday, let alone a published author of a blockbuster decade-defining cultural pillar but jesus, I hope I have more grace about it than jk rowling