Day Forty-Five

-I entered the store to find a child barely old enough to speak demanding coffee from their parents, and I understand.

-I witnessed a man in his eighties with a very long yet well-maintained beard, an all-over print shirt of a grizzly bear, and a hat that read, “Happy! Happy! Happy!” The amount of respect I hold for him cannot be put into words, but I will try: lots.

-A young child sprinted ahead of his family towards my register, Christmas cookie cutters held victoriously above his head, shouting, “CHECK OUT! CHECK OUT!” I see no fault in any part of this.

-An older woman and her thirty-something daughter came through my lane with separate purchases. The elder remarked that the younger was free to pay for her purchase. This seemed to have sparked an idea in her mind, as the mother set off on a lecture directed at me to remind me to take care of my parents. In a moment of panic, not wishing to be on the receiving end of the lecture anymore, I informed her that I was actually an orphan. I am not proud of this, but I knew that it would be worse were I to inform her that I was not serious and that she had just been pranked. She was taken aback, but only missed a beat. Still searching for a target for her lecture, she told me that all good parents should also take care of their children. I began to feel bad for my hypothetical parents, being attacked like this for having done nothing, so I did the only logical thing to shift the blame off of them. I informed the woman that my parents had actually been killed, so that was not really on them. I was in too deep to turn back now. I had to commit to this tortured past that I had stolen from the likes of Bruce Wayne and Harry Potter. The conversation dwindled after that, but I could see the feelings of guilt behind her face, and I could sense the feelings of bewilderment at myself behind mine.

-I heard a woman ask, “Do you need me to make it sticky?” I do not know the context, but I know that no circumstances exist that would warrant someone to say yes to this.

-Looking at a sticker I handed her son, a woman remarked, “This dog has bunny ears,” in the same tone of voice one would say, “This sinful atrocity is a zoological nightmare!”

-I handed a woman an automatically-printed coupon for menstrual pads. She looked it at, then looked me in the eyes, forcefully handed it back to me, and told me, “I will never, ever use that.” I felt that I offended her deeply and found myself apologizing on behalf of the printer.

-I thought that a girl was returning a cart properly. I appreciated this. She then simply barricaded a lane with the cart, blocking all traffic, and fled the scene. I somehow appreciated this even more.

-A man became very upset with me, after finding out that while his son had purchased two bags full of items at the next lane for $40, I had rang up his daughter at mine for one bag and charged her $70. He insisted that it was unfair that I charged more per bag than my coworker. When one of his children said that he did not need to be giving me trouble like this, the man loudly stated that someone had to. My knee-jerk reaction was to inform him that I would be just fine without it and that no one had to bother giving me trouble. This seemed to work, and the reasonable man with the unique outlook on how items are purchased left the store calmly without another word.

-A young girl rhythmically chanted the phrase “chubby puppies” with various inflections, which I thought was great. I then found out that it was actually the name of an entire franchise of toys, which I thought was amazing.

-Upon being asked if she had found everything alright, an elderly woman remarked that she was not planning on buying anything, but then saw her purchase on the shelf and simply had to have it. Before I could respond and offer solidarity in that experience, I saw what she was buying. I have never found myself in a position where I felt an intense need to own four cans of chicken stock, but now I hope I one day do so.

-In the last several weeks, several separate men have used the same leather wallet covered in the logo of The Flash. I do not know what has caused this sudden rise in popularity of the fastest man alive among middle-class white males in southwestern Virginia, but I will investigate. 

-Cat Lady passed me on her way out with an empty cart and informed me that she would be back. She did indeed return a few hours later, but she left once again with nothing in hand. Regardless, I was happy to find she was a woman of her word.

-A white man bought a large stack of Tyler Perry’s Madea films, seeming to be fully unaware that he may not be the target audience for this.

-Two young women came through my lane, corrupting a youth by teaching the young child accompanying them to chant the name Trump. As soon as this infant was not receiving attention anymore, he began to scream and cry until someone looked at him. Clearly this baby had tapped into chaos magick and invoked the spirit of Donald Trump, as his impression was spot-on.

-The man who walks laps through our doors and leaves struck the store again tonight. I hope to one day learn more of his motivations.

-I served a white man with greasy dreadlocks who reeked of weed, stereotypes, and ignorant racism.

-Upon exiting a restroom stall after unloading the trucks, so to speak, I found two men at the urinals, hands against the wall as if being arrested, whizzing into the wind as if being free, passionately discussing the pros and cons of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. I hope to one day have a friend this close.

-As the store closed, a young woman came through my lane, accompanied by a man who seemed to be looking for any excuse to verbally abuse her. He went out to their car, at which point she seemed to nearly break into tears. I gently asked if she was alright, and she told me how he was her former boss and, after giving her a small loan, felt entitled to treat her this way. We bonded over how terrible men can be, how those who treat women this way are compensating for plenty of faults of their own, and how no one deserved to be treated this way. She thanked me at the end of our conversation, nearly ten minutes past close, telling me that I was able to help keep her from crying and helped her recover her night. I hope that she knows that she does not need to put up with this, that he is a horrible man, and that she has every right to swing a brick towards his Nether Realm at any time at her own discretion. 

Today, Treyarch has announced a special bonus to Call of Duty: Black Ops III, for all the Zombies fans…

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles

Includes 8 classic remastered maps for Call of Duty® Zombies: World at War, Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. Complete original saga maps remastered in HD available on Call of Duty®: Black Ops III.

Experience the remastered zombie collection and experience the undead story starting May 16, first on PS4™.

Zombie Chronicles includes:

  • 3 maps from Call of Duty®: World at War: Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt and Shi No Numa
  • 4 maps from Call of Duty®: Black Ops: Kino Der Toten, Ascension, Shangri-la and Moon
  • 1 map from Call of Duty®: Black Ops II: Origins
  • Takeo and Richtofen Calling Cards
  • Dempsey and Nikolai Calling Cards
  • Zombies Heroes Animated Calling Cards
  • Limited Edition Camouflage Tin Can

bdzed1  asked:

What are some other books that you recommend reading, your book introduced and really interested me with this genre and I would like to find and read more books like it

Hey! So glad to hear you liked it and that it primed your interest in the genre. Here are a few suggestions (not all of which are cyberpunk).

Cyberpunk & Science Fiction novels worth checking out:

William Gibson: Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Count Zero, Idoru

Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash

Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


A Scanner Darkly

Kurt Vonnegut: Player Piano

George Alec Effinger: When Gravity Fails

Alan Moore: Watchmen

Richard Powers: Plowing the Dark

Isaac Asimov: Foundation series

William S. Burroughs: The Ticket that Exploded

Ernest Cline: Ready Player One

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

Philosophical works worth checking out with pertinence to cyberpunk:

Teilhard de Chardin: Cosmogenesis

Gottfried Leibniz: Monadology

Deleuze & Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia 

Socio-political book worth checking out:

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: Race Against the Machine

Games worth playing:

Deus Ex (all of the series)

System Shock 1 & 2

Half Life, HL Opposing Force, HL Blue Shift, Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episodes 1 & 2, Half Life: Lost Coast

Splinter Cell (series)

Watch Dogs


Bioshock (1, 2 and Infinite)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Aliens Versus Predator 2

No One Lives Forever

Movies worth watching:

Ghost in the Shell


Blade Runner

The Matrix

The Animatrix


Lawnmower Man

Johnny Mnemonic



A Scanner Darkly

Total Recall (original) 


I’m currently reading (i.e. finishing) Michael Shean’s Shadow of a Dead Star, which is great. He’s also a fellow Tumblr. ultracheese

As well, I have an alternate history novel out called Faultline 49, if you’re interested (going to turn it into a graphic novel).

Hope this helps! Your eReader / bookshelf is bound to fill up pretty quickly once you fall down this rabbit hole.


30secsf roger that

anonymous asked:

I have to know. Who do so many people seem to think Nolan North is great? I know you like him a lot and I am not trying to slam him and maybe I have not been playing the right games but he only seems to have one voice. It's a very nice voice, but a single voice nonetheless.

Nolan North is fantastic. Of course, you know him as Desmond Miles, Nathan Drake, the Prince (from Prince of Persia), The Boss (Saints Row IV), etc. He also played David (from The Last of Us) and Deadpool, both of whom flaunt different voices. However, he has done a lot more than you might think (look at DotA 2, for instance). Today, I will provide a (tiny) list which proves Nolan North is more than a one-trick pony.

[Just click on the name of the character and it will bring you to a video which features the voice.]

And here’s a video of Nolan North doing a bunch of impersonations (of characters he has and hasn’t voiced) and being cute.

That’s just a few of the hundreds of voices he has done.

If anyone ever pulls the “Nolan North only has one voice” card, slam dunk this list in their face and walk away as their mind is blown because cool guys and girls don’t look at explosions.

My buddy Steve Blum voice of all of my favorite anime heroes!!!

Aside from voicing Amon of Legend of Korra fame his credits include the voice of Spike Spiegel in the anime show Cowboy Bebop and Mugen in Samurai Champloo. He voiced Roger Smith from The Big O, Orochimaru, Zabuza, Ōnoki and Ao in the Naruto anime, X-Men’s Wolverine in numerous games, as well as in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, the animated movie Hulk Vs, The Super Hero Squad Show and Marvel Anime: X-Men. He also provided the video game voice of Jack Cayman, the main character of MadWorld, Tank Dempsey, the comic relief of Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II zombie modes, Professor Galvez in Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, and Grayson Hunt, the main protagonist of Bulletstorm and Gorim, Oghren, and First Enchanter Irving in the 2009 video game Dragon Age: Origins and many many others.

"I know." A Liam Imagine.

Can you do an imagine where the reader and Liam (or Stiles, idc) are playing video games and he gets upset because he keeps losing and the reader is just like “Well stop sucking” and he’s like “Stop cheating” and then they have a little argument which somehow leads to them having a play fight causing him to pin the reader down and kisses them? Or something along those lines? Pretty please? :P

You sighed as Liam threw the controller at the floor and sighed in frustrations. He had been trying to teach you how to play Call Of Duty Black Ops II, but it turned out that you were already an expert because of your brother. You tried to hide your laugh, but Liam heard and turned to look at you with a hidden smirk. 

“What are you laughing at cheater?” He said and looked at you, trying to look angry. You bit down on your lower lip and tried hard not to show him you were laughing. 

“Nothing.” You mumbled, but you cracked up laughing. Liam looked at you a short second before he grabbed you and pined you to the floor where he started tickling you. You tried to squeeze away from him, but he was sitting on top of you and held you hands in his now. He smiled down at you, and you couldn’t help but smile back. His eyes wandered from yours to your lips and back o your eyes a few times, before he leaned down and captured the moment in a sweet kiss. You wrapped your arms around his neck and pulled at his hair softly. He licked your bottom lip, and you granted him the access he wanted. As fast as the kissing had started, as fast did it end when your brother walked through your door without knocking. 

“Um.. Sorry.. I’ll… Um… Come back later.” He stuttered as he shut the door quickly. You looked at Liam who was smiling down at you, cheekily. 

“What are you laughing at Dunbar? You are just as deep in this as I am!” You giggled. 

I know.” He laughed as he kissed you again. 

i never paid much attention to the call of duty series so i’m only learning just now that call of duty black ops II has all the character coming together to perform an avenged sevenfold song at a concert and i’m laughing so fucking hard

This Day in Rooster Teeth History: November 15

2005 - 10 years ago

  1. The Strangerhood - WSI

2010 - 5 years ago

  1. AHWU #37 with Geoff and Jack
  2. Fable 3 Guide with Geoff and Jack
  3. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Guide with Jack

2011 - 4 years ago

  1. Achievement Hunter Predicts: Bengals vs. Ravens with Geoff and Jack
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Easter Egg with Ray
  3. Batman: Arkham City Easter Egg with Geoff and Fragger
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Guide with Geoff and Jack
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Guide with Geoff and Jack
  6. Halo CE: Anniversary Guide with Jack and Joel
  7. Halo CE: Anniversary Guide with Jack and Joel
  8. Halo CE: Anniversary Guide with Jack and Joel
  9. This is… Rayman Origins with Geoff and Jack

2012 - 3 years ago

  1. Rage Quit - Call of Duty: Black Ops II with Michael
  2. Achievement PIG #31 with Geoff and Jack
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Guide with Ray and Gavin
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Guide with Geoff and Ray

2013 - 2 years ago

  1. Let’s Play - Minecraft - Human Hit List with the Main AH Crew
  2. Fails of the Weak - Volume 165 with Geoff and Michael
  3. Let’s Play - Cry of Fear with Joel and Adam
  4. Recap for the Week of November 4th, 2013 with Michael and Ray
  5. Game Night - Red Rover with Geoff and Caleb
  6. This is… XCOM Enemy Within with Geoff and Brandon
  7. RT Ladies RWBY Podcast with Barbara, Lindsay, Kara and Arryn
  8. RWBY: Volume 1 Trailer

2014 - 1 year ago

  1. The Walking Dead Season Two: Episode 1 with Ray
  2. The Limo Tour - SOCIAL DISORDER with Chris and Aaron
  3. The Know It All: November 14, 2014 with Ryan, Ashley, Meg, Chris, Brandon and Aaron


Presenters include Destin Cretton, Ava DuVernay, Eva Marie Saint and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith 

Tickets to the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read are now available at

Actors Clancy Brown, Ansel Elgort, Jack O’Connell and Tessa Thompson will perform a live reading of selected scenes from the four winning scripts at the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the second consecutive year, the event will be directed and produced by Rodrigo Garcia and Julie Lynn, respectively, whose credits include “Albert Nobbs,” “Mother and Child” and the upcoming “Last Days in the Desert.”

Multitalented performer Clancy Brown has appeared in such feature films as “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Starship Troopers,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Highlander.”  An accomplished voice actor, Brown has lent his talents to several television series, including “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” as well as such video games as “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

Ansel Elgort can currently be seen in Jason Reitman’s latest feature, “Men, Women & Children.”  He also starred in this past summer’s “The Fault in Our Stars” opposite Shailene Woodley.  In his next film, Elgort reprises the role of Caleb in “Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent.”
Jack O’Connell recently appeared in the prison drama “Starred Up” for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award and a British Independent Film Award. His other feature film credits include “’71,” for which he was nominated for a British Independent Film Award, and “300: Rise of an Empire.” He also starred in the television series “Skins.” O’Connell will next be seen as Louis “Louie” Zamperini in Universal Pictures’ epic drama “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie, which is set for a December 25 release.

Tessa Thompson currently appears in the Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions feature “Dear White People” for which she was nominated for Breakthrough Actor for the Gotham Awards. Up next she portrays civil rights leader Diane Nash in the Paramount Pictures film “Selma,” opening in December. Her credits include “For Colored Girls” and the BBC’s “Copper.”

Presenters for the evening’s program include filmmaker and 2010 Nicholl fellow Destin Cretton (“Short Term 12”), filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”), Academy Award®-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”), and screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (“Legally Blonde”).

Three individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition out of a record 7,511 entries.
The winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Sam Baron, Cambridge, United Kingdom, “The Science of Love and Laughter”
Alisha Brophy, Los Angeles, CA, and Scott Miles, Austin, TX, “United States of Fuckin’ Awesome”
Melissa Iqbal, London, United Kingdom, “The Death Engine”
Sallie West, Charleston, SC, “Moonflower”

Each of the three individual winners and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the event.  Since 1986, 137 Nicholl fellowships have been awarded.  Fellowships are presented with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year.  


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