This week’s Denise message: ominous stylized symbol that reads “FREE”.
Laura does the splits before the show starts.
Everyone judges Travis for not reading the Dark Tower series.
Denise has moved on to a new job (and is indeed a real person, the technical director of the show). Also has her own twitch: twitch.tv/denisebrr!
VM appeared to deal 413 damage to the entity. Even Doty’s natural one “appeared to” hit it.
Fenthras got exalted! New things: Bramble Shot can be used twice, and the Oracle Shot can be used twice. 1d6 rather than 1d4 lightning damage.
Grog lost interest in the Slayer’s Take pretty rapidly because it was pretty unsatisfying. He wanted to fight a dragon or a stone giant.
Ashley was excited but a little nervous and feeling the pressure to jump into a Pike arc after being gone for so long.
Back in the home game, Travis wrote the longest character backstory of any of them.
Brian on what you’re missing by not watching TM: “Travis getting boogers pulled out of his eye by his wife on live television.”
Vex really likes Tary as a roomie because Doty did some housekeeping, because he was always ready to talk a lot, and because he made her stuff. Vex is also drawn toward people who have suffered or are outcasts in some way, so once she found out he was outcast from his family, she wanted to protect him.
Grog still misses Scanlan, to the point where if Vax pulls a prank on him, he might just let it go instead of jumping gleefully into retaliation.
Laura had several chances to find the grey render baby over the year off, and she rolled poorly every time. A lot of them rolled poorly during the prep at Matt’s house.
Brian has adopted and expanded on Laura’s dice habits, including the dice jail. Travis: “Or it’s just… dice.” Laura: “NO SOME OF THEM ARE CURSED”
Everyone talks about how fangirlish Ashley and Laura would be if Sara Bareilles were on the show. Ashley gets nervous just talking about the time they got to meet her.
VM-themed Slayer’s Cake stuff: Profiterollo, Bad News bear claws, sun treats, blondies for Tary, angel food cake, honeyed fun buns, do-you-spice cake. Brian suggests a meat-man pie. Victor’s coffee cake, Kern bread.
Grog thinks the Deck of Many Things is actually The Deck of Fucking Awesome Love and Amazing Weapons.
Ashley had to roll to have Pike become number 2 in the Crucible!
Travis and Ashley both had to roll to teach Grog to read.
It took Tary five months to enchant the armor for Vex, working every day. In return, she stuck around with him and kept him company every day. They bonded a lot over that year!
Nobody really has any plans to go back to Greyskull. Pike and Grog decide they’re gonna turn it into a treehouse.
To Grog, Tary is just sort of there. “I need him to fight more. And better.” He needs to get a cool HDYWTDT.
Vex thought Scanlan was right about some things, but believes that his leaving wasn’t justified. Vex is way closer to Tary than she was with Scanlan, but she’d still rather have Scanlan to rely on in battle.
Now Pike’s just as tempted as Grog to draw a card from the Deck.
Pike’s mom was completely fine with Wilhand leaving with her so that it was one less mouth to feed. The other characters were Matt expanding on Ashley’s overall outline.
The twins didn’t have the ability to do big scams (they didn’t have magic!), but they mostly survived by stealing and then selling at the next down over.
Ashley thinks Pike feels worse about her family betraying her than she would’ve felt if the curse had been real. Laura points out that if they hadn’t noticed the illusion, the whole thing could’ve played out and they never would’ve known.
Travis and Ashley mostly didn’t suspect an illusion until Laura pointed it out; they thought it was gonna be a distraction from the real monster. Laura figured something was weird right when it was cast, and immediately figured it out when nobody could hit it.
Ashley was really torn between what she would’ve done in the situation and what Pike would’ve done; she dialed back her anger to keep in-character. Ashley whispered to Travis: “Maybe we should make [Ogden] pick a card.”
Grog would’ve been a lot less merciful towards the Trickfoots; nobody messes with Pike on his watch.
Vex thinks of Pike’s response to the whole situation as something she’d want to aspire to.
Talks Machine in the Dark:
+2 AC on Vex’s dragon-hide armor, automatically has cold resistance, and doesn’t have to be attuned.
Travis tries (and fails) his Chewbacca impression.
Ashley attempts a Christopher Walken impression. Ashley: “Nope, I lost it.” Brian: “I don’t know if you had it.”
Matt buttdialed Brian at Ren Faire and it went to voicemail, so Brian is working on editing and enhancing the four minutes of audio he got from that.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn was the one who married Laura and Travis, and they did a sort of “renewal of vows” at Ren Faire.
Grog isn’t really scared of much besides Kevdak.
Pike gave her family ~6,000 gold at the end.
Cake or pie? Travis: pie. Laura: cake. Ashley: …shit. (She settles on pie.) Brian prefers cake.
Someone asks: If Grog had to give up weapons, ale, or Pike, which would he give up? He’d give up ale. Travis didn’t even hesitate.
Ashley doesn’t think Pike would’ve turned out like the other Trickfoots if she’d stayed with them. She’d already started to show signs of being different and having experiences as a cleric, which is why Wilhand took her out of there.
Ashley and Laura both dream as their characters. Travis doesn’t really dream much. “It’s ‘cause my life is a dream, girl.”
Ashley dreams half the group are just themselves and half are their characters in some fantasy setting. Laura sometimes dreams of having the flying dream IRL. Brian had his first D&D dream last night. “I was Vax as fuck. I Jenga’d hard.”
“He has a fiancée, Emma. Not even just a girlfriend. A fiancée. Who knows how long he’s even been engaged? Engaged. To get married.” “I’ll crash the wedding,” Emma suggested. “I’ll jump out of the cake, but not in a sexy way. Like, with grenades.”
What are some canon or canon adjacent fics that you'd watch as a movie? like top 5 i guess
Wow, that’s a rly hard question tbh! I love a ton of fics, but this would require some TW knowledge and minimal sexytimes for a screen release(honeslty idgaf about sexytimes but they’re hard to get away from in fic)…buuuuut i guess here are my top 5(ish)?
1. Hagalaz - An unfinished series by an amazing author, but what is here would make a great film or series IMO
2. Rat’s Alley - An amazing post apoc fic that would def make a cool movie!(the MCD is not Stiles or Derek and it’s also at the very end)
3. Run To You - by @pale-silver-comb - quintessential cursed derek! so good! Derek only trusts stiles after being cursed by a witch into his baser wolf form
4. Move A Mountain - by @zainclaw - i can’t even with how much i adore this fic. generally I NEED the whole werewolf aspect to be interested in a fic, but this one..sheesh, it’s just soo feel good summer vacation fic, summer love, love at first site kinda…just perfect! OH ALSO! biker Derek(and also biker!stiles(where those manips came from wuwuwu)) the little chapters for later in life are just the icing on top of this delicious cake of awesome.
5. Not Quite Lost(not Quite Found) - by @alocalband - i found this one a little earlier this year and wow, how did it slip through my fingers? it’s such an amazing Derek/Stiles healing fic, it’d easily be turned into a slow romcom imo, i love this
I know we mostly like to imagine the opposite, but adam is way more ripped than ronan. as ripped as a teen can be. hear me out: -ronan is a deranged insomniac drunk who probably only eats frozen pizza and warm pizza when he really wants to treat himself. as a perpetually drunk italian I can assure you that is no way to get a six pack -adam works manually like 10 hours a day. he’s a sexy mechanicist, the kind that you see sexy car-washing while completely drenched in soap in certain rated channels. he also moves rocks, works in a factory and somewhere else yet to be clarified, probably a sexy car wash fantasy commercial -when ronan punched robert parrish, all the odds were against him right? because robert is way bigger. you wouldnt expect him to win, it was a desperate, stupid move. but ronan is faster and even more vicious. imagine this giant angry man fighting against a scrawny emo teen, and the scrawny emo teen winning. that’s fucking awesome -ronan is a twink
Somebody told me that the cloud beyond seems a rabbit, a white rabbit. And it’s pretty crazy because i notice that for the first time even if i draw it. It’s awesome how the brain work for you more than you think. Another person notice that my Madhatter version seems Bill Murray, and suddenly i imagine how awesome should be Murray playing this character. :D
Summary: You recognized the problematic customers the second you saw them. Lin, however, took the cake with being the most memorable client you’ve ever had. (TattooArtist!Reader)
Paring: Lin x reader
A/N:Thank you to @strongenoughfoundation for being awesome and giving me tips for certain parts of the story (you’re the queen of dialogue)! Also, thank you to @how-could-i-do-this for proofreading (I’m glad i’m getting better at not switching tenses lol). I wrote this in celebration of my first tattoo lol! Thanks for reading!
“Is that him?” you mumbled to your coworker Liz as you emerged from your room to the front desk, watching the man that paced back and forth in front of the parlor.
You could always spot the first-timers the instant you looked at them. You could sense the excitement and nervousness rolling off them in waves, their bodies tense from the anticipation of the ink that would soon permanently mark their skin.
It was more like a tsunami of emotions, crashing and tumbling over his body as he questioned his decision to get a tattoo. You felt it before you even stepped foot into the same room as him.
“It’s so unfair that you always get the cute ones,” Liz whispered as she handed you his paperwork. She had an appointment in ten minutes, and with the piece being a fairly large and intricate one, she passed him off to you.
You rolled your eyes, ignoring her comment and scanned his papers, noting his name and birthdate. “Lin?” you called.
He spun on his heel at his name, his swift steps having him in front of the desk within seconds. “Hi, yes, that’s me,” he answered quickly.
You inwardly sighed, knowing exactly what kind of patron he was going to be: the spazz that spoke too much, asked too many questions, and would hold his breath until he turned blue. “My name is Y/N and I’ll be with you today. What kind of tattoo would you like Lin?” you asked, watching as he nervously drummed his fingers against the counter.
His eyes widened, looking at you disbelievingly. “You’re the one giving me the tattoo?”
The neck cramp that you got when you handled frustrating customers reared its ugly head. “Yes. This is a fairly small tattoo shop and you just happened to come in last minute, without an appointment…” you said slowly, narrowing your eyes and challenging him to say anything further.
“I didn’t expect someone that looked like you to give me a tattoo. I’ve always pictured a big, burly man and not a beautiful woman that…” Lin trailed off, sighing when he realized what an ass he must have sounded, “I’m just going to shut up now. Sorry.”
Okay so I don’t like cake and I realised this when I was like 10 but for years after I pretended I did like cake. Because they were at every party as a kid and they were such a big deal at birthdays and everyone had a favourite cake and everyone talked about how great cake was. And I just thought it was this average chunk of flour and sugar or whatever but I went on like cake was the greatest thing in the world and went for second helpings of cake at parties because “cake is awesome” and I figured I should just go along with it. But that was all a lie and I’m coming clean. I don’t like cake. It’s lame and boring and I don’t get the big deal. Cake sucks.
I wish I was here with you to cut and eat the cakes (again, our mum is incredible) and sing meme songs while dabbing or else….
You’re a wonderful person, PT. I know you’ll maybe cry by reading all of this but I won’t stop. Sadistic waifu, remember ?
You’re wonderful…. But also amazing, awesome, full of kindness and you’re so funny ! Incredible, sweet, with pretty platypus eyes, beautiful, helpful and you’re always here when something’s wrong… How do you do this ?
I’ve said it already a million times, but I’ll never say it enough… Thank you !
Thank you for staying determined despite everything ; thank you for waking up at 3am (geez…) when I have an exam or just because you want to say “Mornin ~ !” ; thank you for being such a sweet and cute person that will check if I’m fine all the day ; thank you for sharing your art, it’s stunning ! I can’t get tired of it, it’s trully beautiful ; thank you for telling me if you’re down and letting me try to cheer you up ; thank you for trusting me ; thank you for making me smile everyday, every second ; thank you for trying french and making me laugh, it’s adorable, you’re great ; thank you for your answers to the rp, it's…. wow ! ; thank you for the flirtship ; thank you for believing in me that much, I can allow me to believe I can do it ; thank you for the memes ; thank you for not giving up ; thank you for taking care of your family ; thank you for the pictures of your cats when I wake up ; thank you for all the time you take to spam me with compliments ; thank you for not caring too much about all the english mistakes there will be in that text ; thank you for always being so enthusiastic ; thank you for loving my art ; thank you for being such a caring friend, you’re my sunshine ; thank you for being alive ; thank you for being you ; thank you for loving me that much ; thank you..
Just thank you.
And happy birthday from your sappy flower !
(Thank you for our little rp at night) And I promise, one day <3
Why do people have such a hard time naming their Naruto OCs? Like Kishi literally just picks something that “sounds good as a name.” He doesn’t even use real Japanese names. He just picks random nouns and names his characters after them.
“Kiba” means “fang”. Whoa good job.
“Kurenai” means “lipstick”. She wears lipstick. Congrats.
“Temari” is a Japanese hand-ball game.
“Ino” literally means “boar”. Why would you name your little girl that?
“Kisame” means “shark demon”. Wow, Kisame’s parents were horrible people.
“Sasori” means “scorpion”. That was clever of him.
“Orochimaru” literally means “snake child”. I wonder how much time he spent coming up with that one…
“Shikamaru” is “deer child”.
“Itachi” means “weasel”. What a great idea to name your son that.
“Madara” can mean “spots/speckles” My dad always makes fun of this one because it reminds him of “Madera”, which means “wood” in Spanish. I don’t know why he thinks that’s so funny. Another meaning for Madara is a certain kind of codfish.
Ok, these are literally just nouns that are used in everyday Japanese. It’s like if you named your kid “Hashi” or something. Hashi means “bridge” and “chopsticks”. Talk about confusing.
“Man, I love hashi.” “You talking about your son, or a bridge or what?”
Kishi deliberately uses common nouns, all you have to do is go on a Japanese dictionary and type in something that has to do with your OC, and you can find something.
For example, I picked “Hisame”, which sounds awesome. It means “hail; chilly rain”. Or how about “Oroshi”, meaning “Wind blowing down from mountains”? It takes like two seconds- you don’t have to waste time picking a legit name for your character. Actually, it’s more true to the show if you don’t. There are some characters with traditional Japanese names, such as Sasuke, but not many.
All of these don’t necessarily mean what I have written here, however, if you said the names out loud, they could be interpreted as these translations. Some other Naruto Name meanings for you guys:
Kurotsuchi: Black soil/black terracotta
Darui: Sluggish/dull/listless <- OMG
Naruto: The swirly cake in the ramen
Tsunade: Mooring rope
Uchiha: Japanese fan
Akatsuki: ”Dawn” if written as 暁, or ironically can mean “red moon” if written as 赤月
Suigetsu: Water and moon
Tenten: Moving from place to place/ here and there/ rolling about
Shino: Japanese bamboo
Hinata: Sunny place, in the sun
Konahamaru: Foliage/ leaves of trees + child
Sakura: Japanese cherry blossom
Neji: Screw/ key/spring of a clock or watch
Yamato: Japanese province
Yamanaka: In the mountains
Hidan: Bandit gang, being shot/bombed (I know for a fact that his name uses different kanji, but the pronunciation is the same and that’s what counts)
Hoshigaki: Dried persimmons
Anko: Red bean paste
P.S. “maru” at the end of a name simply means “child”
Hello lovely! How about a pynch au fic where Ronan and Adam meet when the fire alarms for their apartment building go off and everyone has to evacuate to the parking lot?
hey there!!! i am so sorry this is so late, and i don’t really have an excuse other than that life’s been incredibly busy – with good things, mostly, so that’s a plus at least. three notes: 1. this is definitely not a drabble of a couple hundred words, because i’m apparently terrible at keeping my own resolutions… but at the same time, 2. it’s also not a complete fic; it kinda feels like the start of one, and maybe i’ll write that au someday, but i decided to let this go for now or i would never fill your prompt, ack ^^;;; finally, 3. this is unbeta’d, so any mistakes (whether in the english or in general knowledge about american stuff) are exclusively mine. hope you enjoy!! <3
Adam didn’t need this. With midterms looming so close, and the opening shift at the coffee shop the following morning at ass o’clock, he was really looking forward to going over his chemistry notes one more time and then getting an early night. Instead, he had been forced out of his tiny flat and down four flights of stairs by a blaring siren.
there’s no denying that characters like riza and lan fan
have some awesome, badass moments. what’s incredibly frustrating is that these moments tend to only occur when the
narrative stakes are very low, and when they aren’t, these women – however strong
they are otherwise – are forced into the victim role, helpless and having to be
saved by their respective male companions. riza and lan fan each tend to affect
the plot in significant ways by being brutalized and victimized rather than
being independent, clever, or otherwise “awesome” or “badass,” and this is why i’m not the only one to
suggest that their strength feels falsified. (see zudilio’s amazing post here
for more info, because it’s a similar topic and it’s just an amazing post.
lan fan, for instance. her first appearance tries to
establish her as a formidable fighter, able to go toe-to-toe with ed despite no
alchemical ability and holding her own pretty well until he exploits her
achilles’ heel: her defensiveness of ling. however, her next big scene subverts
this image of lan fan the skilled fighter in a brutal fashion – she doesn’t get in a single hit versus wrath
before he badly wounds her, leaving her to be carried around by ling (who,
despite having just as much inexperience fighting homunculi and not being a trained guard, is able to
fight wrath and gluttony together with the injured lan fan over his
shoulder) until she severs her own arm so
that ling can escape.
lan fan’s horrific maiming is what motivates ling to accept
greed’s philosopher’s stone, stating that she lost the arm to get him this far
and that he couldn’t face her if he refused. to be clear: this horrible injury is how lan fan advances the plot, by being is
the catalyst for the birth of the second greed, which pushes the plot forward, not
the fighting skills the fandom wants her to be known for.
riza gets it even worse
in that her victimization advances the plot several
times, not just once. first, her backstory, which involves her being tattooed
without her consent so that roy can learn flame alchemy from her father. then,
she’s made a hostage to keep roy in line, forcing roy to decide if he wants to
continue fighting from the inside or go full-on rebel. and, of course, who
could forget how her throat is cut in
an attempt by the gold-toothed doctor to motivate roy to open the gate and
become the fifth sacrifice?
riza’s and lan fan’s feats of badassery feel lackluster in
comparison, because those moments, however awesome, don’t impact the plot to
the same degree – they’re superfluous, icing on the cake. you could easily
exclude them and have a largely unchanged story, while their victimization, on
the other hand, is necessary to move
the story along. essentially, these women are only strong when it doesn’t
matter; when the narrative stakes are high, they’re forced into positions of
emotional or physical vulnerability, and men swoop in to save the day. (think
roy bursting in to kill lust while riza’s sobbing and thinking he’s dead, or,
again, ling fighting off two homunculi with lan fan over his shoulder despite
having no reason to possess those kinds of fighting skills – i mean, he’s supposed
to be this pampered prince, how is he a better fighter than his bodyguard lan
when their strength impacts the plot so little – just like
winry’s automail career that supposedly keeps her from being a wife-in-waiting,
which, narratively, she is – it ends up feeling so forced, you might even call
to be clear, this isn’t me hating on the characters
themselves. i absolutely adore lan fan with all my heart, and i like riza and
winry enough. my affection for these characters is what drives me to complain
and rant about how the narrative treats them with such injustice. i love them
enough to say emphatically that they deserve better.
So where is the YouTube vlogger AU where Prompto films everything and Noct is the sleepy bf being dragged on adventures for the vlogs and it’s really cute. Prompto drags Noct out of bed every morning it’s basically a channel tradition now. They go to starbucks or dunkin almost every morning. Prompto sometimes does tech videos talking about new phones and cameras and he gets super hyped about them. He takes the viewers to the camera store with him to get SD cards and batteries and tripods and lenses. He’s addicted to getting sick drone shots and loves doing reviews of the newest drones. Both Prom and Noct hyperventilated when they saw the DJI Spark take off from Prom’s palm and follow him around. Noct sometimes does tech videos with him because they are both Samsung nerds and love their galaxies. Noct and Prom do gaming videos on a separate channel too. Noct wins a lot. Prom dies a lot.
Aranea is a beauty and martial arts youtuber and she makes self defense tutorials and makeup tutorials. She also does modeling videos on cool gothic outfits. She might collab with Mortem3r.
Cidney is a tech youtuber and she mostly just vlogs about cars and car shows and does car tutorials and stuff. She’s that youtuber who will park and hop out of her car just to get a shot of the amazing Tesla on the side of the road, careful to get away before the owner catches her being weird with a camera around their car.
Ignis has a cooking channel. He collabs with Jun, Ro, and Man About Cake and loves it. He does science experiment videos too and makes food with liquid nitrogen and flames and other cool stuff. He has at least two best selling cook books.
Gladio has a fitness channel. He does workout tutorials and survival/camping tutorials. He’ll collab with Ignis to show how important a healthy and balanced diet is and how to create a personal diet based on what your fitness goals are and what your individual body needs. Ignis has some awesome healthy recipes.
Whenever Gladio appears in Prom’s vlogs, he’s susceptible to Gladio yelling “Prompto! Twenty push ups or you owe me fifty dollars! Go!” followed by a loud groan as Prom in the background drops to the floor and does them. And if Noct is there, he gets similar treatment. “Noct! Get up lazy bones! Thirty crunches let’s go!! Or 50 in my pocket!”
If Ignis is around in the vlogs, and they are trying to go out to eat, he will force them to get something healthy and if they don’t he will pester them.
Every birthday party is held at Prom and Noct’s house and every detail and second is recorded and uploaded. It’s a fun time.
SUMMARY: You are the daughter of one of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game, now as owner of the Avengers, he is bringing your childhood crush Bucky Barnes to the team. The minute he sees you in your father’s office, you can tell by the smirk on his face he hadn’t forgot about your crush either. This is going to be fun.
A few days had passed since you had helped Bucky with his cake pops and became friends again. Since then, you, Steve, and Bucky had spent every free moment the three of you had catching up. The first game of the season was coming fast and team was working harder than ever. As per team tradition the Avenger’s held a public practice. Anyone could come and watch them practice and get the chance to meet their heroes. It was also the day that the bake sale would take place.
You had set up the table with the help of Natasha and Peggy, as each wife or girlfriend arrived the table became more full with goodies. Natasha had brought her world famous ‘death by chocolate’ cake, and Peggy had made Steve’s favorite cake. When you set the cake pops down behind Bucky’s jersey number on the table, you were met with curious glances.
You ignored them and finished helping everyone get set. Before the doors opened, the team and staff were able to come and buy something if they wanted. Steve made a point to stop at the table, kissing Peggy and trying to distract her while Clint tried to buy a piece of the cake for Steve. Peggy of course, caught him and both her and Natasha gave both men an ear full.
Your father came by, buying one of everything as he did every year. “Hey kiddo, how much did you have to make this year?”
He knew that you helped the single guys out as much as you could every year. “Just Bucky this year dad.”
Your father did nothing to stop the smile on his face when he heard you refer to Bucky as just that. He gave you a knowing smile and headed back to his office after thanking the girls for their hard work.
After some of the cleaning staff came for Natasha’s cake, she sidled up to you with a smile on her face. “So Bucky’s good looking. Is he single?”