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Since August is my birth month I wanted to have a month long celebration on my blog!!!!!!!!!! Week 1 is the slumber party! In lieu of my theme Im doing a 90’s - 00’s movie marathon of au’s! (Also happy early birthday to my fellow leos!!)

• A Cinderella Story au + Min Yoongi
• She’s The Man au + Jungkook
• Aquamarine au + Taehyung
• Bring it On au + Jimin
• Just My Luck au + Namjoon
• It’s a Boy Girl Thing au + Hoseok
• Never Been Kissed au + Seokjin


Because I’m going to be doing this you can also take this as my official hiatus for Dépaysement :O I really want to focus my time/energy on writing all these out!! Love you guys

edzillas  asked:

Hey, can I have some advice? I'm trying to create a tabletop RPG based on the Fallout games, and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how standard TTRPG things would work without magic. Do you have any ideas for how you would make substitute classes for mages and clerics? Or how people would store items without Bags of Holding? I was thinking that every character would have a Pip-Boy, but that might be stretching things.

This is a perfect example of a trap that a lot of inexperienced - or, at the very least, narrowly experienced - tabletop gamers fall into: assuming that all tabletop RPGs are basically identical apart from how complicated the rules are, so getting at a particular experience of play is just a matter of taking Dungeons & Dragons and bashing it into the appropriate shape.

The trouble is, that almost never works. I’ve nothing against Dungeons & Dragons, but it’s about the furthest possible thing from a general purpose tabletop RPG. As a game, it’s intensely specialised: D&D does D&D, and while it can totally do post-apoc, it’s going to be post-apoc D&D. If that’s not what you’re after - and it sounds like it isn’t - then you’ve got a great deal of work to do with D&D as your starting point..

If you’re set on creating your own game, the first thing you’ve gotta do is broaden your knowledge base. Rather trying to hack D&D from first principles, why not take a look at how other games have addressed the sort of vaguely wacky post-apoc milieu that the Fallout series embodies? A few recommendations:

  • Atomic Highway - It’s a bit more Mad Max than Fallout, but the former is one of the latter’s major inspirations, so there’s a lot of shared DNA. Plus, it’s free until the end of the month, so there’s no reason not to check it out.

  • Broken Earth - Out of the games on this list, this one’s the closest to bog-standard Fallout in terms of tone and content. I’d recommend the Savage Worlds version over the Pathfinder one; the latter suffers from some of the aforementioned issues attendant to triyng to bash a D&D-derived framework into the shape of something decidedly un-D&D-like. In either case, you’ll also need the core rulebook for the game it’s based on in order to play, so this is probably your priciest option.

  • Gamma World - Published back in 1978, Gamma World is a huge influence on every post-apoc game to follow it, including Fallout itself. Nominally built on a D&D chassis (several different editions of it, actually), though the rules that have been hacked to better fit the premise often outnumber the ones left intact. The game’s availability situation is unfortunately quite complex; I’ve made a previous post covering the basics.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any blogs you recommend?

Yes I do have blogs that I could recommend.  Most of these are blogs that I follow and I recommend their content. Do check these awesome blogs out!! 


GIFS/EDITS/REBLOGS

@gotjhope @hoshikio @bwipsul @sugaa @rapdaegu @jminies @junqkookied @daegucrew @bts420 @apgujeon @bangtan @kthspjm @bwinkook @jeonbegins @yoonseok @kookmint @jjeonguk @jiminrolls @bangtanroyalty @bfjhs @nakamotens @allforbts @nctaezen @nctaeyonq @taenuts @nctinfo @nnct @nctsjeffery @tahyungs @jaayhope @junghoseok @kookiebuff @bangtoori @nochuie @gifsmonstax @minhyuq @sweaterpawsjimin @seokjinies @gifsbangtan @bangtan-boys-gifs @monstagifs-blog @minqhyuk @bwisou @kimdaily @taehyungdaily @jungkookdaily @bitchwonho @baepsaeboyss @dazzlingkai @2honeyboy @parkjizzmin

WRITING/SHIPPING/REACTIONS&SCENARIOS/FAKE TEXTS BLOGS

@kpop-stole-my-lyfe @kships4you @rdy-2die @reactingwithexo @diannajasanders-love @passionately-shipping @y3h3t-ohorat  @blogmarareactions @got7reactions @oppamakesmewetter @kpopreactionetc @teamworkmakesdreamwork @gotmonstabangtantrashmelanin @bts-ships-heck-yeah @fantastickpopshiptrash @mx-reactions @frickyeahbangtan @frickyeabangtan-ships @loveablebangtan @bangtan-text-snaps-scenarios @t-r-a-p-monster @kpopfaketexts @kpoopfaketexts @sugaswagboy @btsbitchesss


These are just some of my personal favourites that post really great content!! Not only are the blogs good, but the people who run these blogs are AWESOME people and total angels ❤️ Some of you dont know me, but I really do like the content you post!

Please do check all of them out when you get the chance. I am sure there are many other blogs out there, so recommend some to me too you guys!! 

Love

Gia

I think my goal for my future pay checks is to buy at least one witchy book with each one. I want to build up my arsenal of books about magic, because I feel I am definitely lacking in magic-based books (though not in books in general…).

This pay, I have bought the physical copies of “The Sister’s Grimmoire” by Bree NicGarran and “The Witches Cupboard” by Bree NicGarran and Anna Zolinger. I have both on Kindle, but my smart phone isn’t always working in order for me to be able to read those. I decided to get “The Witches Cupboard” while it was still available, and got “The Sister’s Grimmoire” because it was offered on flash sale, and I could have both shipped together.

Honestly, if you can I’d recommend both these books, as well as “Grovedaughter Witchery” by Bree NicGarran, or @breelandwalker here on Tumblr - her books are well written, clear and easy to understand, and cover some material that I have not seen in any other witchy books I’ve happened to peruse. I am also excited for her new book “Pestlework,” which is coming out soon.

If I can’t find my copies of “1,001 Spells” by Cassandra Eason and “The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells” by Judika Illes, those are next on my list. They are pretty awesome spell reference books, either to use (though some are sort of iffy on using things from other cultures) or for as inspiration for your own spells.

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Yoonmin Fanfic Rec:

Title: I Can Feel The (Sexual) Tension Rising

Author: rosetintedhearts

Rating: M

Status: Complete 

Summary: They say money doesn’t buy you happiness but it does put food on the table and Park Jimin has to eat. When he takes a job as a cleaner for one of the richest families in the neighbourhood he think his biggest problem will be how many dishes they have, not developing feelings for their asshole of a son Min Yoongi.

- Admin Kath

PASHMINA creator Nidhi Chanani on Graphic Novels

The following is a guest post from graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani, creator of Pashmina.

As a young reader, I wasn’t exposed to comics beyond the funnies, which is because my immigrant parents only knew Garfield and newspaper comics. I blame my parents for my limited comics knowledge when I was young! But in high school, my boyfriend lent me Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve and Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World. He always impressed me with his untraditional influences. I tried to impress him in return and began borrowing graphic novels from the library. I stumbled upon Goodbye Chunky Rice around the time he dumped me. Then, I had Craig Thompson’s beautiful pages to fill the void. I read that book over and over, in between bouts of bad poetry and blasting Tori Amos.

At the University of California at Santa Cruz, I studied literature and stayed away from boys and comics. I took a course on Holocaust literature, and although it wasn’t on the reading list (zero comics were included in my course readings), it led me to Maus by Art Spiegelman. I studied the pages and absorbed the overwhelming hardships of survivors more acutely than when I read prose books.

At UCSC and after, I kept writing and drawing. After graduation, I tried working at non-profits and none fit. I was introduced to a few professional artists. I thought Whoa! Art can be a job! So I took a deep breath and signed up for additional student loans for art school. I found American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. More than any other graphic novel prior, American Born Chinese made me believe I could make my own comic book. Good comics do that—make you believe in yourself. Gene did not shy away from discussing difficult topics of internalized racism, being a child of immigrants, and the universal awkwardness of being a teen. I saw again how a difficult topic could be tempered through comics to allow for honest discussion.

In art school I began thumbnailing my first book. Two hundred pages of terrible comics! But I showed promise and commitment! I pitched my terrible book to a few agents who ignored its terribleness and saw the promise of hard work (I think). I ended up signing with Judy Hansen, who is also Gene’s agent, which bolstered my confidence. I didn’t know then that it would take another five years to finish Pashmina. Maybe if I had known I would’ve quit sooner. I learned while writing and re-writing Pashmina for years that comics are a labor of love by people who are bananas. So thanks, comics, for allowing me to join this band of bananas!

Here’s a sneak peek at the first pages of Pashmina:

Now, I voraciously read graphic novels. They contain all my favorite things! Stories! Art! Cute author bios!

Recent comics I loved:

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez

Each expression and page is a visual treat. Sandy, the main character, is an artist who has to deal with her insecurities, ego, and pressure head on. Creepy, cute, and a must-have.

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

A completely relatable new-girl-at-school story. The art is subtle and sweet. I also really appreciate the diversity of the characters that doesn’t deviate from the central story, but is just a part of the world. As it should be!

Mis(h)adra by Iasmin Omar Ata (out this Fall)

An honest and visually stunning graphic novel about epilepsy and the struggle to accept help when you need it. This is comics at its best—doing what only comics can, conveying the visuals of an otherwise difficult-to-describe experience.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions—the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

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SO NO ONE TOLD ME OUMA AND SAIHARA HAD A LOVECHILD!?!?!?

Like seriously, this kid is a Halloween Detective. He’s got Saihara’s talent and ahoge, with Ouma’s coloring and personality unfortunately.

Look at this little shit. He solves mysteries and messes with people. He also does that freaky eye thing that is one hundred million percent Ouma Kokichi and I love it.

His parents would be so proud!

He’s Oz Williams from the manga Halloween Tantei, btw, and it’s a pretty good manga- if you’ve run out of Danganronpa and are looking for something similar, I recommend this! I’m pretty sure it’s been translated and posted online.

Maas Withdrawal Book Recommendations #29: “The Tearling Novels” by Erika Johansen

For previous book recommendations, search the tag “Book Recommendations”!

Overview:

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend … if she can survive.

Recommended by @the-other-sam // @feyre-archerons-scrapbook

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Damn, Nell’s new song is an experience. I felt that in my soul. Also I just read the lyrics so I’m 100x more emo now, it was so real. The instrumental breaks are amazing too.

📖 book recommendations? 📖

hey cuties! one of my goals for the rest of this year is to read more books - its been years since i last read for pleasure, and lately ive been sad that ive lost the joy of reading, so i want to pick it back up again now that i have more free time!

im particularly interested in fantasy/fiction (when i was a kid i liked eragon, the hobbit/lotr, harry potter, and the warrior cat books lol), ancient mediterranean history, lgbt lit (preferably of a happy nature?), space/astronomy (a la carl sagan or neil degrasse tyson), and books on social issues/social justice (but preferably nothing too heavily reliant on jargon, i dont really want a read i have to crunch to understand). if any of you have recommendations, please ask or dm me! i would be so grateful to yall for helping me fill up my book list! 💟💕

anonymous asked:

Hey I just wanted to say I love love love your blog and I need to follow more people so I was wondering if you had any blog recs. Either just blogs you like (or Wynonna/Supergirl blogs too?) Thanks!

fhdsjgfs thank you 😊and tbh I need to follow more people but here’s just a few random mutuals I see on my dash that post about wearp/sg:

@lucyllawless @lesbianadenaa @amazoniankryptonian @haughtest @waverlyevrps @lenacorp @alexdanveers @supahgays but also @jscoexist @wonderwomanmademegay @thedeadflag @destroyrofnations and also shameless promo @sapphicliterature

Do you ever find a new-to-you author’s books that you obsess over?

At the very beginning of the year, I came across @elisekova’s books and instantly became hooked! I’ve recommended her books before on here and likely won’t stop because y'all NEED these books in your life!

I’m still working on completing my collection of hardcovers but have read them all and can honestly say these are must-reads!

Have you read any of Kova’s books? Have any on your TBR?

anonymous asked:

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click le ghost

If you need a book rec, here you go. This is a fantasy twist on Arabian Nights. The love story is natural and amazing. There’s just so much it has going on. The world building is on point. The characters and mystery is a progression that keeps you interested. The female protagonist is kick ass - strong, speaks her mind and worthy of being queen. I could go on but I’ll stop. I’m about halfway through and it’s already going to be one of my faves.