31/1/16 3:24 PM // late post but that’s because the tumblr app’s doing the thing where it doesn’t post :( anyway, this is a photo from my economics study sesh at Starbucks for a time trial last Thursday.
Thimbleweed Park stole my son’s heart and refuses to let go
my husband and I could go back in time to tell our younger selves that
our son would embrace Ron Gilbert’s smart, stylish adventure games as
wholeheartedly as we had when we were young… our younger selves would
probably have laughed themselves silly.
“Wait, I’m going to be a parent one day?” Insert raucous laughter here.
But that’s what’s happened: our almost-6-year-old has now played Thimbleweed Park all the way through a staggering 15 times. While Trials, Overcooked, LittleBigPlanet 3 and TowerFall trained up his motor skills, Thimbleweed Park is actively teaching him to use logical problem-solving through reading, interaction and puzzles. Read more (Opinion)
OK, I have been down this road before. Weight loss. Getting in shape. Kicking ass and taking names.
I have been on a 5+ year hiatus. I am slowly making my way back. So, I figured I would talk a lite bit about what I learned the first time around. Give myself some advice. Refresh my memory a bit.
If I could offer any advice to someone starting out (myself) it would be this;
Try everything. From work outs to food. Give everything a chance. So many people say “oh, I just don’t like healthy foods ”. Do not be this person.. You may not like textures or flavors but try them again.
Find new ways too cook your foods. I hate steamed veggies. But growing up and for a long time as an adult that’s all I knew. It was so gross. Smushy mushy mess made me want to vomit. I tried sautéed still too mushy. So I tried baked. A little better. Over time. Over trial and error I have found raw, or sautéed or grilled, for a short time is how I enjoy almost all of my veggies.
Oatmeal, again mushy gross eww right? Just use less water and cook for a shorter time!
My point is give foods a chance try them cooked differently. Try them seasoned differently.
Exercise? You have to find what you like. Reward yourself, try everything and give yourself time to learn to enjoy it. I hated running and now I’m so in love with it.
Try work out dvds, try hula hooping, dancing, cycling, yoga, pilates. And on and on. Don’t just think you have to do push ups if you hate push ups. If you hate your work out you’re not going to do it. Find what you love try everything under the sun. When you find something that makes it fun you’re going to want to do more, and the more you move the more you lose. That’s what it’s all about, its not punishment. Using your body. All the muscles and all the energy. It’s amazing what your body can do. Be amazed at it. Find ways to challenge it, find ways to push yourself to new limits.
And this is what I say to myself, this is what I need to remind myself each day when I’m just thinking oh fuck it I just want to be lazy.
Be a bro to your fellow goon players and yourself - stand close if you can. Why you ask? Well allow me to explain!
You see this little action icon? This is Dragon Sight. It’ll put this nifty flashy red tether between you and your currently assigned goon! (Oh look! You get your own pet dragoon on a leash!) So what? You might be thinking. Who wants a goon pet when I should be worrying about my big deeps?!
Let me show you what this nifty ability does!
This is why you should get your own pet goon! Every 2 minutes or so if mechanics allow, your little stick stabby friend will give you a 5% DPS buff on top of 10% to themselves! However, this is a little bit of a short range buff so you need to keep by their side like the truest of allies that Haurchefant would have wanted you to be. A 15% dps increase between the both of you every 2 minutes is nothing to laugh at, and can certainly help cut some time off of those dungeon run times. If you’ve got some potent aoe’s in your bag? It only helps you get those big juicy numbers that much more.
Why not give it a try? If your goon buddy is using their full tool kit, they’ll probably be very happy to properly use this move. ( I’ve given a commend to every duty found dps that sticks close to me and lets me use this move.) Alternatively, if as a tank or a healer you see this? Please do us a favor and do the same. I’ve also commended healers who let me use them as a target for my own gain, regardless if they were dpsing or not. I usually target tanks as a second option unless the amount of mobs or target is too big.
So please do all your goon buddies a favor and keep this in mind the next time you go to trials, dungeons (over lvl.66), and raids. Thanks from a dragoon main! \(^o^)/
You plopped down in your seat as soon as you saw the
familiar manila folders stacked onto your desk. “Let’s see what we got here,”
you whispered to yourself as you opened each one, getting excited just like
opening presents on your birthday.
And just as you did, you found the case you had been
assigned. It was new and a high profile murder case awaiting trial soon.
But this was no ordinary murder case – no. It was one much
different compared to anything you’ve ever tackled before as there, written in
plain black letters was the name of the infamous Park Jinyoung.
“Park Jinyoung” you repeated to yourself,
saying the name aloud as you flipped through the thick folder. He was a young
entrepreneur worth millions – starting a trading business on his own and
becoming one of the richest men in the country. Judging from his file, he led a
lavish lifestyle – becoming friends with celebrities and traveling the world with
his beautiful supermodel wife.
However none of that seemed to matter as his beautiful wife
was now dead – brutally murdered in her own home with trauma to the head and
…And by the time the police had arrived to the scene, the
only person they found was her husband covered in her blood. Mr. Park Jinyoung.
While walking down the hall you continued to look through
the photos, flipping through each one until you spotted a family photo. It was
Jinyoung and his wife, smiling with their two daughters on a beach vacation. Judging
from the photo alone, they all looked so happy – seeming like the picture
perfect ideal for a family.
However as you sat there waiting, you found the man walking
towards you looking completely different. The creak from the door caught your
attention first, causing you to look up from the photos before realizing just
who had entered.
And there he was, Mr. Park himself. He entered with a stiff
expression, looking nothing like the photos. You couldn’t help but stare as he
walked further in, noticing his ill appearance from the start. His skin was
completely pale, donning an almost blue-ish tint while he had heavy bags under
his tired eyes.
But as he came closer you snapped out of your stare and
quickly stood up, extending your hand out to the man, “Hi Mr. Park. I’m Y/N,
“Yeah, I know who you are.” He transparently stated, looking
like he was in a hurry as he proceeded to sit down in the chair across from
You blinked once, taken back by his rude behavior before
glancing at the tall man standing beside him. “Ah and who are you?” You asked,
eyes darting between the two in confusion.
“One of my bodyguards.” Jinyoung announced instead before
getting comfortable in his seat. You raised a brow, getting ready to ask a few
more questions at before he blatantly said, “I
have my reasons”.
“Oh…” you awkwardly commented and he huffed.
“Listen lady, I don’t have a lot of time to spare so I would
like to get this over with in a hurry.” Jinyoung stated with a grim face.
Getting tired of his attitude, you gritted your teeth as you
leaned forward, “No why don’t you listen up.” You scolded. “Judging
from your file, you have no authority to throw orders around and act like this.
If I were you I would act a little more polite to the person that will be
defending your ass in court for the next few months.”
“Do you talk to all your clients like this?” Jinyoung
snapped, looking up at you from his seat with a snarl. “You get paid a lot of
“Find someone else who will take your case then! I’m sure
there will be hundreds of attorneys wanting to defend an asshole who is being
convicted of murder,” you interrupted – packing your things and making your way
to the door.
“Ma’m, please don’t go.” His bodyguard urged, rushing
towards the exit before you swatted him away. “No, I’m done here.” You
announced, ready to leave the rude client in a heartbeat as you grabbed the door
“I didn’t kill my wife!” Jinyoung suddenly shouted from
You halted mid-step, slowly turning around to see Jinyoung
standing up with a pained look on his face. His lips were slightly parted,
taking in quick puffs of air as he seemed in a panic.
“-Then who did?” You asked from the other side of the room.
He stayed put for a second, looking bothered as he said, “I-I
Taking a deep breath, you sighed while opening the door
before he spoke again.
“Don’t leave!” He pleaded. “Someone murdered my wife and I don’t
have anyone else to go to…the police won’t listen to me and I-I cant trust
anyone else in this city.”
You stood there for a good minute, debating on whether or
not to cut your losses and walk out before he could say anymore. He was rude
from the start, not even giving you the chance to introduce yourself but there
was something about him that kept you standing there – stuck in thought before
finally turning around and facing him once more. “And how do you know you can trust me?” You
“…Because you defended your brother and won.”
Your face suddenly went cold at the mention of your brother,
Yugyeom – pressing your lips together hard as you struggled to control your
emotions. “That was different.”
“How?” Jinyoung asked. “I’m just as innocent as he was.”
“Are you?” You barked. “Are
You found yourself walking towards him, not cowering back as
he said, “Yes.”
Taking a good look into his eyes, you tried to figure out if
he was lying – looking for a sign of some sort to give you a reason to walk
But yet you found
Jinyoung stood there, not daring to blink as you two stared.
He didn’t cower back like you were expecting – not even in the least before you
gritted your teeth and took your eyes off him. He watched as you took a deep breath
and wandered back to the table, gripping onto the wood before taking a seat.
“I’m sorry for my behavior earlier,” Jinyoung slowly spoke. “Right
now I’m going through a lot and I’m not myself…but would you please give me a
You felt your gaze drop upon hearing the sadness in his voice
– not being able to look at him as it would only bring back memories of your brother
who too said those same words many years ago. You took a deep breath and found
yourself looking back to his file beside you.
“It says here your first
appearance is tomorrow. This is a high profile case so granted, there will be a
lot of press and media.” You stated as you crossed your arms before looking at
him. “As your attorney, you’re instructed to not speak to anyone about anything.
People will twist your words and use what you say against you.”
Jinyoung’s eyes shot wide, looking rather surprised that you
actually agreed. “Got it,” he announced before his phone began to buzz. You
shot him a glare before he spoke up again. “Ah, I need to take this.” The man
announced before shooting you an apologetic glance.
“I’ll have my secretary send you the information for
tomorrow,” you huffed before he excused himself and rushed out with his bodyguard,
phone in hand and all.
“One more thing,” you shouted to the Jinyoung, causing him
to turn around as you said,
“…Don’t speak of my
brother ever again.”
He cocked a brow in your direction before shooting you a
quick nod, hurriedly agreeing before finally leaving the building.
The next day you were walking down the familiar hall of the
courthouse. It was an old building filled with grumpy parole officers and dirty
old water fountains that looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in decades. After
security check, you and Jinyoung were being escorted by the police, being led
to a room where you would soon fight for his fate.
But as you two walked, you found yourselves being spat on by
those who passed by, shouting vulgar things at you for defending a man who was
being convicted of killing his own wife.
However despite what they were telling you, they were
telling Jinyoung far worse. A few people even charged and spat in his direction
before his bodyguard shielded him and opened the door.
And now you were greeted by a chaotic court room, one filled
with hundreds of citizens from all wanting to witness such an infamous case. Numerous
gasps and shudders were heard throughout the room as soon as Jinyoung entered,
causing you to look at him as the two of you sat down.
The well-dressed man kept to himself for the most part,
keeping a seemingly calm appearance despite the chaos that surrounded him. You
heard names like, “Animal,” and “Murderer” being thrown his way before
leaning in and whispering into his ear.
“Don’t pay attention to them, just focus on the trial today.
It’s just a first appearance so I’m sure I can spare us some extra time before
the next trial date.” You said.
“You sure?” He asked, sounding slightly nervous before you
nodded your head with confidence. “Of course, I’m the best at what I do.” You
smiled before the back door suddenly opened.
With a quick tilt of your head, you noticed that the
prosecutor’s seat was empty on the other side. “Hmm, that must be who we’re
going up against.” You simply muttered to Jinyoung before finally looking back
to see your opponent.
And just as you did you could nearly feel your mouth drop at
the sight of the newcomer.
It was the business man you met at the diner earlier.
He was standing tall and filled with confidence just as he
did last time – walking in with a freshly pressed suit and briefcase in hand.
His thick hair was handsomely combed back and to the side, giving him that
charismatic look that you remembered before.
However there was something different about him. He wasn’t
the same friendly looking business man before but rather held an intimidating
He walked in calm, cool, and collected – not caring to make
eye contact or greet anyone as he entered. You watched as he sat down on the
other end, holding this focused look until the judge suddenly walked in.
“All rise. Court is now in session, the Honorable Judge
Immediately everyone in the room sat up as the room fell silent
– watching as Judge Walker sat down in her chair up front.
“You may be seated,” she announced before putting on her
glasses and opening up a folder.
“Who will be on the defense?” She announced while looking
over at your section.
“Y/N you responded, standing up and raising your right hand
just as Jaebum looked over to see who was speaking.
But when he did his intimidating demeanor faded as he had
the sudden urge to take a double look – raising an eyebrow in response as a
small smile vaguely appeared on his handsome face.
“And the prosecutor to Mr. Park’s case would be…” Judge
Walker started before glancing over at the file once more.
“That would be me.” The man announced, standing up as he
said, “Im Jaebum.”
And as he said his name, you caught him sneaking a glance
over at you with a condescending smirk peeking up from the curve of his lip.
You returned the stare before the Judge continued on with
the case, playing it exactly the way you had planned as you had predicted it’d
be just a simple hearing for today.
Using your skills to the best of your ability you were able
to get Jinyoung off on bail for the time being.
But surprisingly, Jaebum had stayed mostly mute for the
duration of the hearing, simply watching you go on about how Jinyoung was not
harmful to anyone as you were convinced he is innocent.
“Next court date will be set a month from now. Court
dismissed.” Judge Walker announced with a slam of her gravel before everyone
“That went better than expected,” Jinyoung grinned as the
two of you were escorted out by his bodyguard.
“Yeah, I’d say it went too
well.” You commented, curiously looking back at Jaebum as he packed his
“Either way I’m out on bail until next month, that’s a
blessing in itself,” he added just as you both reached the double doors leading
outside. However, as soon as you were out – hundreds of paparazzi camera lights
and microphones were being shoved in your face at the same time. “Mr. Park if
convicted what are your plans for your company?” A reporter nearly shouted at
him, trying to throw any questions she could to get a reaction out of him.
“No comment,” you strictly ordered, urging him to keep
walking through the crowd. “Mr. Park! Mr. Park!” Many other reporters shouted,
trying to get him to utter a word as you made sure to get him out of the
situation and to his car before an unexpected guest suddenly arrived.
The crowd of reporters went even more wild, making numerous
camera flashes and nearly launching themselves at Jaebum who was now standing
“Mr. Im what do you have to say about this case? What
sentence are you expecting?” Asked another reporter while placing a mic near
In contrast to you, Jaebum had a nonchalant attitude towards
the press – merely treating it as if it was his own celebrity fan meet as he
waved to the cameras. “I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, but I can’t disclose any
information right now.” Jaebum casually announced – looking ahead and placing
his hands in his pockets.
“Is this your first time working a case against Mrs. Y/N?”
Another reporter asked – motioning towards the two of you for details.
“Hmm, we’ve met before.” He answered with a smug grin before
adding. “It’ll be our first case together. I think it’ll be quite interesting
to see what Y/N has to bring to the table, don’t you?” He asked, earning a slew
of more demanding questions from the press as he concluded the interview.
You looked up at Jaebum, barely having time to steal a
glance before he looked back at you and moved closer. “Now if you’d excuse us,”
Jaebum added while placing a hand against your back and leading you down the
steps with him – showing off a friendly rivalry between you two as the reporters
were eating the entire thing up.
Shooting a fake smile towards the cameras, you continued
down the steps with Jaebum by your side – feeling his firm hand never leaving
your back until you reached your separate chauffeur cars.
But just before he let go, the man made sure the reporters
were far out of earshot as he suddenly stopped and looked at you.
You noticed that smug smile that was painted over his face
had quickly disappeared and was now replaced with a much more intense and
serious aura as he kept you close to him and suddenly leaned in towards you