thejabberwokk asked:

oh ehm ef geee. The new chapter just killed me! But thank you so much for continuing to include Kylo's emotional issues, and realistic reactions from the reader!

You’re welcome!

There’s a lot of love between Kylo and the reader, and it’s honest and passionate, but Kylo has some really deep-rooted problems that love cannot solve.  His anger isn’t going to be solved easily, if at all, so it’s reasonable that it should exist even in the presence of someone he loves.  And in a way, we as people tend to lash out fully in front of people whom we know best, which means that the high level of trust between them can result in his anger actually showing up greater than with other people.

Pokemon Snap U

What is it?: Pokemon Snap is a simple game from the days of Nintendo 64. The gameplay is basic; you are on a cart that follows a pre-determined path. While traveling this path you have a limited amount of film and you are tasked with capturing as many great shots of Pokemon in their natural habitat as possible. You have a few items with you that you can use to interact with the Pokemon, but your main goal is the photography.

Why it should exist: An HD remake of Snap seems like a perfect fit for Nintendo’s new Wii U console. The gamepad could be used as a physical camera replicating a viewfinder on the touchscreen. It makes sense. Nintendo owns the rights to Pokemon merchandise and they could likely program this title in a couple of months (a little bit would go a long way).

What I would like to see: I would like to see the game take on a less structured approach than its predecessor. Using the built in gyroscope to look around would free up the analog sticks to use for movement of the cart or craft. This opens up the possibility of multiple paths to choose and possibly a complete off-road adventure.

Other Possibilities: With the popularity of photo apps on smartphones and touch devices, Nintendo could join forces to make this game interactive outside of the console. Partnering with Instagram, for instance, they could add an upload feature to share your best shots with your friends. They could also partner with Nikon or Canon to offer in-game replications of various lenses and have an advanced mode where you have to take time to switch between them to get the shot.

*Screen image found here.

if you ever wonder how gay I am, just know that tonight this girl came over to me at work and asked if I would stay late and I was gonna say no but then she smiled at me and I was so dazed by it that I said yes and the moral of the story is that pretty girls confuse and have some weird manipulative hold over me dont ever look at pretty girls they’re everywhere but don’t do it stay away from that kind of power

What democratic socialism means to me is that economic rights, the right for economic security should exist in the United States of America. It means to me that there’s something wrong when we have millions of senior citizens trying to get by on eleven, twelve thousand dollars a year social security. It means there’s something wrong when the rich get richer and almost everybody else gets poorer. It means there is something wrong and government should play a role in making sure that all of our kids regardless of their income are able to get a higher education which is why I’m calling for free tuition at public colleges and universities and why we have to deal with this horrendous level of student debt that people are having. Now what’s going on in countries around the world, in Scandinavia, and in Germany, the ideas that I am talking about are not radical ideas. So, what democratic socialism means to me in its essence is that we cannot continue to have a government dominated by the billionaire class and a Congress that continues to work for the interests of the people on top while ignoring working families. What this campaign is about and what I believe in is creating a government that works for all of us not just a handful of people on the top. That’s my definition of democratic socialism.
—  Senator Bernie Sanders

come on to tumblr to a bunch of people writin’ me really poorly-researched essays about how awful Solas is.

I just got to say, if your essay in all seriousness says, “Solas destroyed the world only because he wanted revenge for Mythal, and that’s the only reason” 

I will just… start laughing, and laughing, and then wipe the tears from my eyes, and that’s pretty much all your essay deserves in response. If you didn’t bother to understand even that relatively straight-forward aspect of the situation, then what else could you have to offer? If you don’t put any effort into researching or understanding the character, your meta is going to be painfully off-key.

Starburst Bar

What is it?: Starburst is a delicious fruity candy that is sold as a stick of small, individually wrapped bite-sized pieces. A Starburst Bar would be essentially the same thing except instead of a rainbow assortment of individual pieces, you would get one stick of a single flavor.

Why it should exist: This is something I’ve been craving since childhood. While all flavors of the original Starburst are tasty, I often find myself wishing I had more of one or another flavor. A Starburst Bar would assure that I always got exactly the flavor I wanted. Also, doing away with the individual bite-sized pieces gives you the satisfaction of biting in to juicy goodness at your own pace and never having to open little wrappers.

What I would like to see: I would like to see a launch line-up of the original flavors, but especially strawberry because everyone knows that’s the best.

Other Possibilites: It’s a pretty straight-forward idea. If it catches on, the company could branch out into their other established flavors and maybe even make a “rainbow bar” that would be a swirl of flavors. What about a “mystery bar” for people who like to be surprised by their flavors?

I waited for him. I left everyone I loved to try and deceive myself that his lies were truthful, my mind telling itself over and over again that there was a point in trying; that there was a point in waiting for the love that never existed. I should have just let him go, but that would’ve damaged me more than helped me. I was holding so tightly onto my desperation that I mistook it for love, and I mistook him for good. Throwing him away would’ve been like throwing my life away.
—  Excerpt from a book I will never write #578
I was thinking of the people who say that happiness is impossible on earth. Look how hard they all try to find some joy in life. Look how they struggle for it. Why should any living creature exist in pain? By what conceivable right can anyone demand that a human being exist for anything but its own joy? Everyone of them wants it. Every part of him wants it. But they never find it. I wonder why. They whine and say they don’t understand the meaning of life.
—  Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead