amazed at how it looks like in the games

So if you watched the game awards too you may have taken notice of this amazing cello lady

Turns out her name is Tina Guo, a Chinese-American cellist from Shanghai and LOOK HOW FUCKING COOL SHE IS

And just looking through her wikipedia article like holy shit she has done so much amazing work???


Also she’s done like a bajillion movie and video game scores, she’s done a ton of charity she HOLDS A BACHELORS IN METAPHYSICAL THEOLOGY!!!

This is the most amazing woman in the world! Why have I never heard of her before!? EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT HER!

i love how Jon didnt even notice or care that she called him Lord hes like :) o good we’re off to a friendly start hello yes our travel was good thanks, and if ya look at Davos’ face hes just so offended like EXCUSE!!!! YOU!!!!!! FORGIVE ME MY ACCENT BUT!!!!!!!! THIS IS MY BROODING BITCH SON!!!!!!!! HE IS AMAZING AND SPECIAL AND HE IS THE KING IN THE NORTH!!!!!!! 

A thing I will never properly write:

His sophomore year, Bitty starts vanishing from 6-9 every Wednesday night and comes back to the Haus looking really happy. Jack notices (of course he does) and awkwardly brings it up (on one of their not dates for coffee) and it turns out Bitty is going to one of the school’s (many, many) LGBTQAI+ group meetings and is like “PLEASE do not tell the boys about this, let me have this one thing” so Jack is like “of course” and totally doesn’t notice how even more people are waving to Bitty when they walk to class, or how Bitty seems to be getting even MORE texts, like, all the time. 

(He definitely doesn’t hear Bitty arriving home verrrrry late one night and ending up humming all smiley to himself while he cooks breakfast the next morning, a hickey not quite hidden by his collar.)


One Saturday night Jack gets a phone call, and it’s Bitty, and he sounds furious and wants to know if Jack can please pick him up RIGHT NOW, so Jack goes to get him.

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Positivity Post

Listen, I get that there are some issues with Andromeda. The first few hours of the game really feel like they’re trying to find their footing, which isn’t hard to understand - it must have been really hard and stressful to create a game that measures up to the trilogy.

But I’m really sick of the constant posts shitting all over the game and I’ve talked to lots of people who feel the same. It seems like a lot of people are worried about posting anything positive at all for fear or retribution.

So here, have a nice happy post about some of the AMAZING things about this game, which in my opinion totally holds up as a new addition to the series.

  • Awesome hair animation. I’m totally in love with how natural the hair looks. It moves around, looks great, and flows naturally.
  • The dialogue system. This is probably the first time in a video game that I actually feel like I can develop my own personality and have a truly unique OC. Plus, you can develop different relationships with different characters, which truly makes you feel invested in the world.
  • The side quests. There are some fetch quests, sure, but I’ve never found them to be boring. They’re always grounded in a story. I find the quests to be meaningful and interesting and engaging.
  • SQUAD MATES! This might be the first game where I absolutely adore every single person on your crew. The characters feel real and they all experience really touching character growth over the course of the game.
  • FRIEND DATES!! Maybe my favourite detail that’s been added to this - the nice outings you get with your squad after you earn their loyalty. Every single one was so touching and I treasure those moments.
  • ALIEN SEX okay so I’m obviously biased on that one…
  • Beautiful landscapes. I’ve come across some small landscape bugs, but in general each world feels unique and realistic. I love parking the Nomad on top of a hill and just admiring the scenery.
  • THE NOMAD BANTER! They absolutely nailed the banter in this game, I’ve teared up a few times while listening. I love it when squadmates can help each other with things that you can’t because they have different experiences than you. It feels realistic and wonderful.
  • Truly touching moments. I don’t want to say more for fear of spoiling anything, but I’ve cried so much at this game.
  • RYDER. Holy lord in heaven I love Ryder. They’re so well-written and totally hold their own against Shepard. They experience character development over the course of the game, the voice acting is fantastic, and basically I just really love Ryder holy shit

Please feel free to add your own, I really love this game and I’d love to see more people focusing on the things that make it so incredible.

Also if you see this and absolutely need to be negative, please keep it far away and make your own post. I understand that people have complaints, but I’m 150% done with hearing about them.

Much love to my fellow Andromeda explorers!

  • bioware: what do you mEAN you don't like liara
  • bioware: you hear that your LI is jealous because u talked to liara once
  • bioware: aw you rejected her again too bad she's still into you regardless
  • bioware: guess what
  • bioware: in order to advance the plot u have to have mind sex with liara. twice
  • bioware: lol even though shep shut her down and romanced someone else they will continue to talk about how amazing and beautiful she is over the next 3 games
  • bioware: oh look at all this content and scenes specifically for liara
  • bioware: i see you used renegade options to reject her again...
  • bioware: it's ok there's like 9 other chances bc obviously you weren't thinking straight that time lmao
  • bioware: player
  • bioware: pLAYER
  • bioware: DO U LOVE LIARA YET

do you ever think about how the night neil was taken was just a regular night and then suddenly it just wasn’t?

like the foxes kicked ass on court.  and to quote, following the game, “neil could practically feel the excitement radiating off [dan].” i mean they’re crushing it, they haven’t lost a game yet, the entire team’s probably waiting on liquor and sleep.  it’s an amazing, wonderful night.  i mean, shit, “thank you, you were amazing” followed by allison sending a significant look to matt?  she’s probably running through her head how much she’s about to win over bets.

but then the riot starts. there’s bottles thrown and then punches, and andrew’s getting an elbow to the face, and renee’s defending allison, and neil-

neil’s gone.

and then you’ve got everything flipping on its head.  like what do you think the foxes were thinking?  as andrew was choking out kevin, what are the chances matt was thinking about all the times neil avoided telling obvious truths?  as aaron was being bandaged up, do you think nicky was thinking about neil’s collection of languages?  do you think allison was giving a whole new connotation to “you were amazing” as they sat in the hotel room and waited to know if they’d be going back to PSU short one fox?  was abby thinking back to skin marred with scars she can’t even begin do describe the awfulness of?

they went from riding the high of another won game to crashing at the idea that they were never going to see neil josten again

Late night thoughts

I love how everyone’s sims games look so thoroughly unique to their style. Like yes, we all have the same game. But look at these people turning the heck up - you got some who beast without mods, some who beast with just a few, and some that beast with a whole bunch. AND YOU ALL HAVE SUCH BEAUTIFUL GAMES. Not a single person has an “ugly” game. Watching how each person takes what they are given and makes it work for THEM and their style is beautiful. I LIVE for this diversity man. On top of that, it’s amazing watching smaller simblrs grow into their blog and find their own unique style. It’s like watching your niece or nephew grow up! And if you think “oh my sims aren’t unique enough” it’s because they’re YOUR sims. But to anyone who’s outside looking in, I promise you that your game looks solely and 100% a reflection of you. Be confident in your style, don’t let simblr politics or negativity make you feel like your blog or your style is less than because it isn’t! Your simblr is beautiful. <3

yosaflameslover  asked:

Can you do a full version of the Halloween song kidzbopified I'm gonna cry.

brooke: picked out a costume for tonight! made sure to get a size that would fit just right. you can kinda see the zipper but i’ll act like i don’t know

jake: i got some chapstick
chloe: and some juice!

rich: i borrowed my older brother’s superhero suit! don’t have any powers, but making sound effects will do..

all: ooooh

jake: who’s ready for my halloween shindig?!!

everybody’s got a fountain drink cup fill it up fill it up hear the sprite spill on the ground

everybody’s all like ‘sup?’ ‘let’s catch up!’ 'let’s cheer up!’ 'look how much juice i found!’

every single song’s all like whoo! we’re like yup! turn it up! as we NAE NAE to the sound

cause a halloween shindig after the week is done
is a great way to have lots of fun!
and i might be hyped on sugar but it’s all right
cause i’m halloween hanging with my friends tonight!


brooke: jeremy! i was afraid you weren’t coming, did you get my IMs?

squip: play it off.

jeremy: am i late? i didn’t know.

brooke: oh, well what do you think of my costume?

squip: vague compliment.

jeremy: original.

jeremy:…. i mean amazing! seriously, i can’t believe i’m with a girl who is as smart and pretty as you.

brooke: you need a juice.


everybody’s got a fountain drink cup fill it up fill it up hear the sprite spill on the ground

everybody’s all like 'sup?’ 'let’s catch up!’ 'let’s cheer up!’ 'look how much juice i found!’

every single song’s all like whoo! we’re like yup! turn it up! as we NAE NAE to the sound

cause a halloween shindig after the week is done
is a great way to have lots of fun!
and i might be hyped on sugar but it’s all right
cause i’m halloween hanging with my friends tonight!

YIKES I HOPE THAT WAS ENOUGH!! hope u enjoyed!!

anonymous asked:

do you think the phandom is dying

Nope. Here’s why:

First of all I think it’s important to remember that Dan and Phil declared 2017 as a chill year from the get-go. It would be weird to expect the phandom to match the daily enthusiasm it’s had in the past when dnp had 10 million projects going on every day that kept us busy 24/7. It’s just like in traditional fandoms where things are busier when an album is being released or a new season of a show is starting and slower during the in-between times. When this happens it’s natural for some people to move on to something else and that’s actually good for fandoms – keeps things from getting stale and allows newer members to make their mark.

But even after taking all that into consideration, the phandom’s engagement is actually still very high.

The latest ‘Fandometrics’ shows phan as the #4 ship (out of the whole of tumblr) and dnp as #4 & #5 on the list of most popular ‘web stuff’. Phil is in the EXACT same spot he was this time last year. (tumblr has noted that since Dan rebranded the phandom hasn’t been using consistent tags for him so he’s trickier to accurately track.) 

There are gifs and phanart that I’ve reblogged from the last 3 big videos that have well over 5,000 notes already (some are even nearing 10,000). Our dashes might be slower on a day-to-day basis with less going on this year but when things are happening we’re still here creating and reblogging (don’t see it? expand who you follow because there’s lots of amazing content still being made).

Let’s look at other platforms.  Dan’s recent selfie on instagram with the shibe already has over half a million likes (he has more 500k+ likes on posts this year than ever before). On twitter his (non video spon) tweets consistently get 60-100k likes (more 100k+ likes this year than ever before). At a quick glance video views on the gaming channel may seem down but in actuality this October had 5 million more views than last October.

Dan and Phil have been around for a long time and quite frankly it’s crazy to think about how popular they still are. I mean Phil has been making videos for 11+ years which is probably longer than a few people in this fandom have been alive! Intensity in fandoms changes over the years but that doesn’t equal death. We’re still here, we’re still having fun, and we still love our boys.

doge vloge highlights
  •  the very beginning with a very soft voiced phil having a chihuahua boop the camera i’m deceased
  • dan Literally Basically Actually sitting in phil’s lap. wyd
  • “we were inspired by awkward family photos
  • thew fuckign tiny dog outfit “obviously this is phil’s and he’s really looking forward to getting into it” “what pokes out of that hole?”

i am SOBBING dan looks half ready for death half “really??? i hate u so much (love u)”

  • “””accidental”””” dad balloon? false. factoid statistical error. u got that on purpose and we know u got it on purpose smh
  • the boys getting softly brushed w make up its so cute ssdfhasf
  • the corgi!!!!! phil is so happy!!! 
  • one of my f a v o u r i t e things is when phil says something funny and dan is about to say something but then he just can’t and laughs cause he can’t help it, he does that a lot and it kill me every time. he had to laugh when phil referenced a movie they’d seen together ofc hhhh
  • dan’s constant “hello there!” in a high soft voice and phil’s sweet gentle voice too h e l p me
  • i’m not even gonna SPEAK about valentines ok just. leave me alone
  • ok i lied i’m gonna speak about it: dan looks really fuckin good in those suspenders i know he hates them but he looks SO good. i hate that phil did a shit pick up line on dan end me
  • “i feel like they’ve fallen in love” “they have! they’ve fallen in love on the shoot!” and the ‘canoodling’ thing again i hate dan so much
  • phil constantly zooming in and focusing on dan and dan tries to say “babe ur supposed to be focusing on the dog… I MEAN THE DOOR” smh
  • fucking DAN recording and zooming in on phil’s ass AGAIN for literally seven seconds yes we know dan ur bf has a sweet ass WE KNOW ALREADY
  • “let me put some mustard between your buns” dan fuck off??? also ~demon time~ but i swear phil would’ve usually laughed way harder than he did so i think he was a bit 2 turned on to laugh properly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • dan posing like the pretty bitch he is and going “how do i look phil?” “you look…” phil says as he pans the camera up and down, checking dan out. “be honest… amazing” “you look amazing i won’t lie” god can y’all stop showing off how hot u think each other are??? smh
  • phil with a fucking quiff and glasses jesus he’s so fucking hot @dan once again i hate u so much but the meme game ridiculous
  • dan being sad about saying good bye to the dogs then saying “well i guess we’ll just have to…. relive it every day!!! …when we get the calendar??” fuck you dan i’m so angry i literally thought he was gonna say they were getting a dog i hate this
  •  we end with the boys literally super glued to each other

incredible thank u boys for star content ;v;7

painted kisses

pairing: tom holland x reader

requested?: yes, by the lovely @tomhollandxreader ! i hope this is what you were after :-)

word count: 1253

summary: tom gets a little restless while wandering through the local art gallery so the reader comes up with a game to keep them amused.


“i don’t mean to be rude,” tom whispered in your ear, arms slung over your shoulders, “but that’s quite possibly the ugliest painting i’ve ever seen in my entire life.”

you snorted, turning your eyes away from the beige and grey depiction of european scenery and elbowed your boyfriend gently in the ribs, making him laugh and double over.

“why are you whispering?”

tom stopped giggling and made an indignant face, looking around the room.

“you never know who might be listening. any one of those people might be the artist.”

turning around, you glanced around the interior of the local art gallery’s main hall. it was especially quiet for a saturday afternoon and a few lonely patrons wandered the corridors on either side of you – mainly elderly people here for the history and young hipsters here for the aesthetic. a solitary security guard leant against the entrance pillar, eyes glued to his phone screen. you looked back at tom, who tilted his head towards the guard, eyebrows raised.

“no,” you rolled your eyes, smiling and walking on, “he’s definitely not the artist.”

“how do you know?”

tom shuffled after you, hands pushed into his jeans. your lazy saturday dates out around the town had become a regular thing, ever since you’d started dating four months ago. now neither of you bothered to dress up too much but tom still looked effortlessly good. his black skinnies fit perfectly and the white rose t-shirt harrison had lent him was carefully rolled up at the sleeves, exposing his biceps. you reached for his hand and he met you half-way, letting your intertwined fingers hang down between the two of you as you entered the next room.

“tom, that hall is literally called ‘the renaissance era’. that’s the 13th and 14th century - there’s no way the artist is still alive,” you poked your tongue out and he grinned, running a hand through his unruly curls.

“fine, miss history-buff. but seriously, how was that painting art-gallery-worthy? i’m like, 99% sure that pads could’ve done something better.”

you laughed and squeezed his hand.

“okay, i got an idea. if you want to do something fun and avoid the shitty art, let’s play a game!”

tom stopped you and drew back a little, raising his left eyebrow in a question.

“y/n, it’s a public art gallery.”

you shushed him and pulled out your phone, cheeks getting red with excitement.

“go along with it, i promise it’ll be fun! do you have your phone on you?”

tom dazedly pulled his iphone out of his back pocket and handed it over, too busy watching you to care. he thought you looked especially beautiful today under the clean white light of the gallery, and he knew you well enough to know that your good ideas always turned out to be something that he would add to his collection of best memories with you.


“sorry,” he smiled, blinking once to wake himself up and looking down at you. you held his phone up to him and tom took it, returning his hand to yours and kissing your forehead quickly. “so what’s this fantastic plan of yours?”

you smiled and tapped your phone on his chest lightly.

“we’re going to have an art scavenger hunt around the gallery.”

tom returned your smile, eyes shining at the idea of a challenge.

“i’m in, love. lay out the rules for me.”

“okay so,” you bit your lip, “we’re going to split up and race each other to find different works of art that fit the theme we choose. and then whoever finds an artwork first gets a point, before we start the next round.”

“what’s the phone for?”

“facetime,” you winked, “so we can be apart but i can still make sure you’re not cheating.”

tom nudged your hip with his and grinned.

“fair enough. you don’t want me asking the security guard a.k.a. renaissance artist for help, i get it.”

you blew tom a kiss and he pretended to catch it.

“alright, let’s get started. first theme?”

you thought for a moment.

“an artwork with a dog in it!”

tom nodded appreciatively and stepped away from you, backing himself towards the far left exit. he held up his iphone.

“i’m calling you now – ready?”

nodding, you swiped ‘accept’ and tom’s slightly-pixelated face appeared on your screen. he made a funny face and you laughed, hearing it echo on the call.

“good luck baby.”

“oh, you’ll need it.”


“the security guard’s giving me a funny look,” tom hissed, still on your facetime call, and you started to laugh, earning yourself a similar glare from the old man sitting on the gallery lounge.

“doesn’t matter, i found an artwork that uses the colour pink anyway, soooo…”

tom cussed and then clapped a hand over his mouth, looking down with his eyes wide.

“am i allowed to swear in an art gallery?”

you laughed harder.

“oh my god, you’re a mess.”

“i’m your mess though,” he smirked and held the camera up to his lips, puckering them and pretending to kiss you through the screen.

“yeah, yeah – don’t suck up to me because i’m the winner.”

“you haven’t won just yet – we’re tied, love.”

you and tom had been playing scavenger hunt for the past hour in the art gallery. every so often you’d run into each other and he’d reach out, snaking a hand around your waist and pulling you in for a kiss as you passed him. glancing down, you checked the facetime call - 73 minutes long.

“tom, do you wanna leave? we can maybe grab some food down the street and head home for a movie?”

he cocked his head and smiled at you sweetly through the video call.

“that sounds like an amazing saturday night to me, love. but how about we finish this game? i’ve got one more thing for us to find.”

“mmmkay,” you smiled back, familiar with tom’s competitive streak. “what are we looking for this time?”

“a kiss.”

you giggled and started to move, ready to beat your boyfriend on this one. there was a statue you’d passed a few times in the eastern corridor – a greek marble sculpture of a man and a woman, locked in an embrace. tom wasn’t going to be winning this one.

“know exactly where you’re going, do you?”

there was some humour in tom’s voice and you flipped him your middle finger over facetime, not even bothering to look down as you marched east through the gallery. the doorway to the statue was just ahead –

“better watch where you’re going, darling.”

tom’s voice echoed as you entered the corridor and you bumped straight into your boyfriend’s chest, accidentally knocking your phone out of your hand.


before you could respond, tom wrapped an arm around your waist and pulled you closer, using the other hand to lift your chin and drop his lips to yours. he kissed you heavily, dipping you back a bit but supporting your weight as if you were as light as a feather. your fingers found their way to the nape of his neck and you lost yourself in the kiss, curling them into the soft hair you found there. tom moaned and pulled away slowly, making your head spin. he looked down at you in awe, watching as you touched a finger to your lips and gazed back up at him, looking beautiful and star-struck. a cheeky smile spread across his face.

“i found the kiss. guess i win.”

Powerful: Pringles Has Unveiled A Line Of Damp Chips That Won’t Crunch Loud Enough To Ruin A Moment Of Silence For Our Fallen Soldiers

If you’re looking for a company that really cares about the troops, look no further than Pringles.

Few people deserve more respect and adoration than the heroes who willingly sacrifice their lives to protect America’s freedom, and no one knows that better than Pringles, which is stepping up for the troops in a big way: The snack-manufacturing powerhouse just introduced a new line of damp chips that won’t crunch loud enough to ruin a moment of silence for our fallen soldiers.

Wow. What a powerful way to help customers show respect for the troops!

According to Pringles executives, the new line of chips will come in the same essential flavors customers have come to love, but will be presoaked inside the Pringles tube, making the chips just damp enough to replace any crunching sounds that would disrupt a somber rendition of “Taps” with a gentle, muffled sloshing. Through extensive testing, these mushier chips have been shown to be so quiet that, when eaten, it is virtually impossible to make enough noise to ruin a moment of silence for a fallen soldier.

With the new product, which they’re calling Patriot’s Discretion Pringles, customers will now be able to pull out a few wet chips, place the damp snack onto their tongues or pack it into their cheeks, and let their favorite flavors melt into their mouths, all without the fear of bringing a hero’s memorial to a screeching halt with a single, booming bite.

Patriotism FTW!

“Everyone wishes they could be eating chips when they’re at a service commemorating a fallen solider, but up until now, it’s just been way too loud,” said Pringles CEO Michael A. Powell at an event unrolling their newest product. “Before, the best you could do was settle for something quiet like mints or gum, but those bland, flavorless days of quiet respect are now a thing of the past.”

“We at Pringles know how important it is to remember those who have sacrificed their lives to protect the American way,” he added. “And now, with our line of damp Patriot’s Discretion Pringles, there is finally a way to do it without sacrificing your hunger.”

Amazing. It looks like Pringles is a company that isn’t about to let customers ruin a moment of silence, but isn’t about to let them go hungry either. Whether you’re at a veteran’s funeral, halftime at a local high school football game, or even the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the days of having to choose between tossing back a couple Pringles or paying tribute to a fallen service member seem to be over. Here’s to hoping more companies begin showing the same commitment to our troops that Pringles does!

do you ever think about how nadia woke up without any memories of the past several years and had to rule alone, about how much courage she has to face that and try to get answers when it physically causes her pain?

do you think about how intelligent she is to have in only a few months figured out important details surrounding lucio’s death without revealing her memory loss?

or about how she tries to provide the apprentice with whatever they could want while they’re at the palace, how she wants to share her love of fashion and help the apprentice look nice? and how if they prefer their old clothes, she’s receptive to their preferences because she really wants to make sure they’re comfortable?

or about how she loves to tease? how she admires the apprentice when they’re being bold or defiant and appreciates them treating her like they would anyone else?

Cousins- Car game

Posted anonymously

When I was 11 I would always make up games with my cousin who was 7. There was one game where we pretended we were driving and I would always tell her she needed a seatbelt on and I would wrap my arms around her. This one time she had on a little sun dress and when I wrapped my arms around her I placed my hand on her crotch. She moved it away but I put it back and said it would make her extra safe. With every twist and turn of the imaginary road we were on I would rub her little clit just a bit. Nothing much else happened that day but the next time we were at their house she grabbed my hand and said she wanted to play that game again and she took me to her play room. I sat down on a chair and she jumped on my lap grabbed my arm and wrapped them around her then she shoved my hand on her crotch and said that she needed to be extra safe because we were going on this really ruff road. After a couple minutes of her bouncing around I felt her shorts move to the side and my hand was against her warm, soft smooth pussy. She never even said a word she just kept moving and bouncing on my lap. My fingers started to explore her small pussy when I came across her little clit I started to rub and caress it she started to slow down and seemed like she was really starting to enjoy it when her mom called us down for a snack. Every time we seen each other after that day that was all she wanted to do unfortunately they moved away just before she turned 10.
Fast forward to present day. There was a family wedding I really didn’t want to go to but my mom convinced me to at least go to the reception afterwards. I was sitting there boarded out of my mind when someone comes up from behind me and covers my eyes and says guess who. I knew as soon as I heard her voice who it was but played dumb and asked who it was. She replied with your best driving friend in the word. Next thing I knew she was sitting on my lap and my cock got hard instantly. We talked for a few minutes about how crappy it was that she moved away when she told me that her biggest regret was not doing more stuff with me. One thing lead to another and we decided to bail on the reception and went back to my place. We have done everything I can imagine this weekend and it’s been amazing. She just left to drive back home and asked if I would come visit her next weekend. Best part is that she told me she has a daughter that’s 9 and she loves the driving game. Looks like I’m taking a road trip!

nathan2000000  asked:

Any ideas of what I can do in my GSA club?

Tie-die club t-shirts! Do a bake-sale for your local LGBTQ+ resource center! Play the board game LIFE & have a same-sex couple in the front seats of your car! Have a movie night & watch Moonlight!

If your school has a GSA, I’d consider you to be pretty lucky - so many communities & schools aren’t as welcoming. A cool thing to do is to support organizations like GLSEN - they help make schools be more inclusive. You can learn more about them online.

Plus - I’m selling a shirt this week to raise money for GLSEN - get a shirt or sweater here. A portion of the proceeds helps GLSEN continue their amazing work! Look how cute…!! Comes in t-shirt or sweater, in a bunch of pastel colors too!! But only available for four more days… :o

the thought of mccree getting an animated short possibly in the future makes me so excited?? like… it’s hard to explain, i want to see this character emote and move and talk in all his fully-animated glory, i haven’t lived a full life until i do

zinge  asked:

Have you ever played Zoo Tycoon?

According to my mother, Zoo Tycoon was pretty much the only game I played as a kid until I found the Sims - and then they still got about even amounts of time expenditure, which is impressive considering what a time suck building houses in that game can be. (And honestly, once pets and pet breeding was an option in the later versions of the Sims, that was all the game was good for).  

I’m actually amazed how much of the mechanics in ZT hold true in real life. (I’ve definitely caught myself mentioning things like “guests always want to think they could see at least one animal” and then realizing when asked where that rule comes from that I was quoting a guide that was on one of the big DLC sites.) ZT was pretty straightforward about making sure players understood what appropriate containment looked like - no basic chain link fencing for the allosaurus exhibit - and making you stay up on exhibit maintenance. Not to mention that for a game designed for children, it was very honest about incompatible species, predator/prey, and animal/guest interactions. My favorite part is that it emphasized that the preferences and needs of each animal would dictate the type of exhibit you designed for them, even down the grade of the elevation and the type of trees that were planted. You could see which things about an exhibit made the animal happy to live there and which ones didn’t and you had to balance them out or you guests would be really unhappy about the conditions your animal lived in.  Looking back, it’s now obvious that the ‘x animal doesn’t like y in it’s exhibit’ information was a great introduction to basic welfare assessments.

Probably my favorite ZT story, though, was years after I stopped playing. Remember that sound clip they had for the dolphins in the marine expansion? Yeah, that… that’s the sound an angry Black-Footed Ferret makes. A while ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time at a facility that participates in their breeding program, and because they’re kept super isolated from people (so they don’t habituate and can be released as adults) the little buggers were very much  not happy to see us. It made an impression, these cute little fuzzy animals things gaping and chittering aggressively at us like that. Fast forward a couple of months, I’m visiting family, and my niece is playing Zoo Tycoon on the desktop computer outside the guest room door. She was building… of course… a giant marine park. The noises from the dolphins got into my dreams, and I woke up in an absolute panic, freaking out about highly endangered and aggressive ferrets having gotten loose from their conservation programs.

Stranger things preferences - #1

How you meet.


It was cold. Very cold. The rain was like icicles against your bare skin, the baggy shirt you wore was saturated with water, weighing you down and sticking to your bare legs. Your sister grasped your wrist, her hand just about concealing the black 010 tattooed there. Your bare feet were covered in scratches as they flew over the branch covered ground. You whipped your head around paranoid that someone was chasing you. Suddenly a bright light hit your eyes causing you to shy away. It was coming from something metal. A group of people, boys, stood staring at you in shock. A whispered ‘shit’ was barely heard through the air as you and your sister stared back at the boys.


You stared at the boys intently. You were hiding behind the Dragons Lair game, watching, waiting, for your chance to go on dig dug. Your highest score was just shy of six thousand, putting you in second place, but you had been practicing and felt that it was time. Time to get first place. But first the boys had to move away from the game. Soon afterwards, they did so, seemingly having run out of quarters. This was your chance. You sprinted up to the machine, just beating another boy as you did so. You placed a quarter on the edge of the machine took ensure you another turn before shoving another one into the coin slot. Hearing the theme music pour out of the speakers, your face lit up in a smile. You quickly lost yourself in the game, quickly beating your high score and fast approaching the number one high score. You didn’t notice the boys from before walking up to you and watching you play in wonder. In a matter of minutes you had gained the newest number one high score and were still playing. A small nearly concealed cough from behind you distracted you and you jumped, losing focus of the game and losing. You turned around to see the boys staring at you in amazement.

“How the fuck did you do that?!” one of them exclaimed. He was missing his front teeth you noticed.

“Never mind him. I’m Lucas.”


“hello” you yelled, sighing when you heard your own voice bounce back to you. You had lost track of how long you had been there. Where, well, you didn’t know. All you know is that one minute you had a papercut and the next you knew you had awoke in this place that looked like your town, but at the same time didn’t. It was cold, had white things floating around and everything was ruined. You walked around your town in hopes of finding somebody, anybody but to no avail. Your head was tilted towards the ground so you didn’t see the figure running towards you. With a smack, you ran into them, falling to the ground with them pinned beneath you.

“Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! Are you OK?” you asked, hurridly standing up and pulling them with you. Getting a proper look at them you realised it was a boy from your school. Your year to be exact. Will.


He couldn’t have been more embarrassing. Sure, it had been a while since he had seen you, given the fact that after your sister had gotten sick you were sent to live with relatives so you didn’t have to see it. Now, here you were, six years later and going onto your first day at Hawkins middle school. Your dad insisted on driving you, no matter how hard you tried to convince him you could use the exercise and bike there. But no, he drove you and now he was getting out of the car and running up to a group of kids, mostly boys but there was one girl.

“Hey guys.” oh no. The boys turned to face you after your dad finished speaking.

“oh hey, I’m Dustin.”


You met Steve through Nancy, who you met through Barb, who was your older sister. Not having alot of friends, you spent alot of time around your sister and her best friend. After Barb went missing, you and Nancy were determined to find her. Along the way you met Johnathan. And eventually, Steve.


You had known Johnathan your entire life. Literally. You had known each other since you were in diapers. You had always thought he was cute when no one else did. Eventually, the thinking he was cute, turned into a slight crush and that crush grew as you grew. How cliché right.


He was the new kid in school. You were walking through the halls,head down, when something, or someone, knocked into you causing your books to tumbke to the floor.

“Watch where you’re going bit-” the voice cut off and you looked up to see this intimidating handsome boy staring right back at you. He held a hand out to you to help you up. You took it and once you were level with him again he introduced himself.

“I’m Billy.”

Back to the Future: Part 1

Summary: Imagine getting sent to the future and making love with future Cas. Imagine coming back home and finding out you’re pregnant.

Pairing: Cas x reader

Word Count: 3.5k (YAY ME)

Warnings: brief descriptions of smut, language, angst, pregnancy, a cliffhanger ending bc im an asshole

A/N: so regular Dean is just called Dean and future Dean is called future Dean BC LOGIC IS AWESOME hahaha.

also, welcome to a new series, my friends! should be a wild n fun time :-) feedback is so greatly appreciated!

Originally posted by savingpeoplegiffingthings

You blinked slowly, your eyes squinting open as you took in your new surroundings. It looked like you were in some kind of…shack?

With a groan, you tried to sit up, and that’s when you realized that your hands were cuffed to a chair. You turned to your left and saw Dean in the same exact situation as you, and you knew this wasn’t looking too good.

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