Imagination Lane // “Imagine This” Scenario #2: Bill Skarsgard
(Warning: This is slightly long for an imagine scenario, but I couldn’t help but write this out. I’m also in a sappy Bill mood, and I needed this as soon as the idea struck me last night as I laid in bed trying to get to sleep. Shame on me lol.)
If you want to know what The First Fight Box is and what it entails, clickhere.
Imagine This:You and Bill have entered into your first serious argument as a married couple. A few months back, on your wedding day, you both created what you called “The First Fight Box,” and slipped letters inside for you both to read – when the time came.
Today, you both have agreed to a small cease-fire within your heated argument and decided to open the box…
It’s one of my first games as DM, and its the first time for a few others too. They’re well aware of traps and tricks at this point, so that’s no excuse. As a point of interest, the Swordsage is a veteran player.
DM: You enter a slim room, with caskets and a chest neatly set at the other end.
Swordsage: I search to see if there’s anything on or in the caskets.
DM: The caskets are full of bodies, and there are meager offerings on the ledges, nothing an adventurer could make due with.
Rogue: Imma pick the chest’s lock. *rolls absolute garbage*
DM: As you fiddle with the chest, it flies open. *it wasn’t locked to begin with* You really know your stuff. Are you fully opening it?
Rogue: Cool, and sure.
DM: However as you do, a flurry of darts sprays out.
(Somehow, the people by the door get hit, despite the multiple range penalties. After this, they spend a while picking up the darts and seeing if the tiles are worth any, since I mentioned one being damaged by a missed dart)
Swordsage: So, what’s the chest like? I’m a construct, so can I salvage the trap for parts?
DM: The chest, eh… it’s an unassuming chest. A stone one, weighs 50 pounds easy. The trap mechanism is broken though.
Sorcerer: I want it. It’s a good hiding place.
DM: None of you have 50 pounds of capacity to spare and honestly you can get a lighter chest for much cheaper.
Sorcerer: I dunno, I really want the chest.
DM: *becomes somewhat exhausted that the party is trying to loot everything BUT the contents of the chest itself* Fine…
Swordsage: No, we don’t need it. We’re done here, let’s move on, to adventure!
Everyone else: *agrees*
DM: You leave the room and the open chest… *waits a beat, nobody bites* Okay then.
Worst part is that the chest had some nice stuff in it too, and the Swordsage only realized when I told him after the session.
All of the evidence [regarding mass surveillance] highlights the implicit bargain that is offered to citizens: pose no challenge and you have nothing to worry about. Mind your own business, and support or at least tolerate what [the government does], and you’ll be fine. Put differently, you must refrain from provoking the authority that wields surveillance powers if you wish to be deemed free of wrongdoing. This is a deal that invites passivity, obedience, and conformity. The safest course, the way to ensure being ‘left alone,’ is to remain quiet, unthreatening, and compliant.
IM MEGA SHOOKETH LIKE? I DONT WANNA BE THAT THEATRE KID™ (which is kind of rhetorical bc i dont even do theatre) BUT MICHAEL IN THE BATHROOM IS SUCH? A FANTASTIC SONG? THE COMPOSURE OF PIANO AND THE WAY IT RISES AND FALLS LIKE AN ACTUAL PANIC ATTACK (finally feeling like you’re ready to go back out and getting another wave of emotion and crying harder) AND THE PERFORMANCE OF GEORGE SALAZAR IS PHENOMENAL? THE EMOTION IN HIS VOICE AND THE WAY HE PORTRAYS HIS CHARACTER IS JUST. OOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN
Summary: Imagine Bill seeing you interact with little Jackson on set and realizing he wants to have kids with you.
A/N: (Y/s/n) = Your Superhero Name, Y’all little Georgie is everything! And I’m not the one to easily find kids adorable or say I’d want a kid like that but oh dear!
“Are you sure you’ll be alright?” Bill asked with an adorable frown as he looked down at you and you chuckled, rolling your eyes.
“Bill you don’t have to worry about me, I already have an amazing company!” you grinned, turning to look at Jackson who was barely able to hold all of the comics in his small hands.
“You two will get along perfectly fine.” he breathed out with a small chuckle and you giggled after looking at your small fan and then back at your boyfriend.
“We already are.” you winked “Come on now, go be a big scary clown and don’t get all messy with the blood, children are not like eating chicken and you know it. Bones are bigger and there usually is a whole lot more blood, cause you practically eat them alive and yeah.” you leaned in and pecked his lips as he laughed at you.
“You’re so weird.” he made a funny face but still looked at you with adoration.
“But that’s why you love me.” you breathed out, your hands resting on his chest “And if you need any tips on red lipstick I am always here, baby.” you winked with a giggle and he chuckled.
“You are… amazing.” he breathed out, cupping your face before fully kissing you on the lips.
i know the feeling of being stuck between wanting to study because you have to and not wanting to study because you’re tired. so here are some of what i do (except #1 bc my new classmates think im a nerd for doing this so i stopped) when i dont feel like studying
get a study buddy/friend/classmate to monitor your progress. maybe you can even compare your progress at every end of the day
if you prefer studying alone, you can create a schedule. not really a schedule, but more of an allocation of hours. on a sheet of paper, write down all the things you usually do for a day and beside those, write the number of hours or minutes it takes to do them. add all those and subtract from 24, there you’ll have your hours and minutes of free time. allocate your free time accordingly to the subjects you have to study. however, don’t allocate all of your free time to studying, you need time to take a break as well.
pamper yourself. you could take a bath, half bath, wash your face, or just change into clean and comfortable clothes (*cough* pajamas *cough cough*). comb your hair, tie em neatly in any way you feel good with.
set up your study area. you could use the living room or dining room and just bring all the needed things, not all of em. sometimes it’s better to have only what you need in order to focus better. you could also just be in your room. if your room is cluttered, you could clean them or just put them in one place and hide them in a blanket. i know covering them sounds bad but you dont want to waste your energy in cleaning when you have to be studying.
if you feel like your brain is cluttered, do a brain dump. write in a sheet of paper everything that comes into your mind and is bothering you. after, look at them and see if there are things you can act upon. if there are urgent things, act on them now. write the other non-urgent things on another sheet of paper/memo to take action later.
if you feel like your brain is cluttered but it’s more of an emotional clutter, cry it out. take a few minutes, even an hour, and cry it all out. you’ll feel better. i know i feel better after crying.
dont force yourself to study for hours on end. do the pomodoro technique where you study for 25 mins. then take a break for 5 mins., or alter this and study for an hour maybe then take a break for 10 minutes. have it your way depending on how you feel.
just read. dont take notes, dont highlight. just read and understand the material. dont be afraid to search online or browse a dictionary about a term you dont understand. then after each chapter/lesson/topic, see if you can summarize what you just read. if you can summarize, proceed to the next. if you can’t, go back to reading. understanding is better than just memorizing.
if you find something difficult, ask a classmate/friend to discuss the chapter/topic to you.
if you know you can’t study an entire chapter, read the summary after each chapter.