and so many good players in the making

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Have you ever read Max’s text exchange with Chloe in the San Francisco reality (during the Dark Room sequence)? I missed it the first time around and it’s lovely.

It also pisses me off, though, because it’s basically the happy ending we wanted: Max and Chloe are together again; Chloe and David make up; Chloe is going to college; Max wins the Everyday Heroes contest.

It’s the perfect end and and Don’t Nod basically said “FU, players, you can’t have a happy ending!” They insist on making us pay a price. There are so many things wrong with both endings and I won’t rehash them here but seriously did they have to show us a good ending and then snatch it away? 

Just how badly are the U.S. women’s hockey players treated? USA Hockey pays members of the team just $1,000 per month for the six months prior to the Olympic Games.
 
That’s a salary of $6,000. For four years.
 
That’s the case even as these players must stay in shape and compete in other events, including the annual world championships, until the arrival of the next Olympic Games.
 
USOC funding can reach an extra $2,000 per month for top players, but many members of the team make as little as $750 per month. The USOC also pays a one-time bonus to all athletes winning medals at the Olympics, with the most going to gold medalists. In Sochi, the U.S. women could have made $25,000 each if they won gold. Instead they won silver, good for $15,000.
 
What this means is that quite a few of the players you watched come so close to winning the gold medal against Canada in 2014 rely on their parents to help make ends meet. Meanwhile, USA Hockey is spending most of its $4 million developmental budget on boys in their late teens.

I’m translating the main story for Boyfriend (Kari) Kirameki Note. It’s accessible here, and from http://serizawayuririn.tumblr.com/boykira.

Currently, only the prologue and chapter 1 are complete. I will be translating the rest as I go along, but I’ll need time to raise my rank too.

(11/20 Update: Chapter 2 is complete now)

Recently, I noticed many people picking up the game though they haven’t played BF(仮) before. It may be because of the beautiful art, cute graphics, strong cast, and good music. I hope all the new players can find a favourite character in this game, so I decided to translate the story to make it more accessible to everyone. Do feel free to share it with your friends!

Let’s enjoy our time in Fujishiro Academy!


my favorite part about speed runners tackling sonic heroes is they still have to play the stage… like actually play it. it has me laughing while simultaneously impressed. ya know game design is good when the quickest method isn’t a glitch and when refined character mechanics become your best friend.

I’m just… sonic heroes is so astoundingly solid, it makes many games of the franchise look like a joke. it’s a game that has me saying amen it’s so good. the developers of sonic heroes knew every angle of their stages. practical one second shortcuts are the most you can do then after that it’s just knowing and admiring clean mechanics.

and goddamn sonic is SO. RIGHT. in heroes. it’s how he should play, how his mechanics should’ve stayed. 

  • his boost is success. it feels like a “thank you” from sonic team and a handshake to the player bc it’s a skill, not a button ! (I mean, it is a button but it takes a skill to use it actively rather than being a speed meter on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.)
  • his parkour is so gracefully simple that it’s satisfying every time you use it bc it isn’t a chore. parkour is just there. it just is. there’s no showboating it bc it’s such an obvious sonic thing. just do it ™ !
  • …give me a moment…
  • if you told me there was another game sonic felt genuinely light on his feet and was naturally implemented in his levels instead of feeling like an occasional afterthought, I wouldn’t believe you
  • knuckles can glide, sonic can fucking jump is what I’m getting at w/ the previous point
  • blue tornado
  • upgraded blue tornado… makes you feel accomplished
  • upgraded homing attack… makes you feel powerful
  • upgrades from player performance rather than an item box make you feel special
  • sonic team didn’t call ‘em team sonic for nothin’ (when you’re proud of your work, to hell w/ it, name the super team after yourself)

all I’m saying is sonic heroes is an incredible game (especially in terms of modern level design) and it’s a shame people actively ignore it, even fans who love to praise that early era of modern sonic. please understand how much sonic team loves sonic heroes and love it w/ them. sonic adventure was a step into a new age and sonic adventure 2 set a goal by becoming a fan favorite but sonic heroes is a developer favorite. heroes is a love letter to sonic, the characters that grew w/ him, and the players that built him. it was a game sonic team really wanted to make and a game they really believed in. it’s impossible not to feel the amount of heart that went into it.

play sonic heroes, y’all. have fun and remember the game that loved it’s hedgehog and cheered him on more than any other modern sonic game has been able to do.

BY THE WAY, THE MOST MAGICAL THING THAT HAPPENED IN COMPETITIVE OVERWATCH EARLIER THIS WEEK

I was on a team with a player named “Nepfur” and we were on Defense on Route 66, and they picked Widowmaker. Makes sense tho. Our team’s Mercy goes “do not play Widowmaker”

There’s literally zero issue tho, because we have a balanced team comp, so like, what’s the problem???

So I, Ana, am like “what if they’re good tho?”

The Mercy is like “They don’t even have that many hours as Widowmaker”

And our Widowmaker is like “I’m just helping my buddy place in comp, m8″

cue our competitive match in progress, and our Widowmaker gets a BUNCH of eliminations, and they’re the only member of our team with a card for elims (even tho we won the match) and they were salty in the match chat the entire time and it was HILARIOUS

I was like “Nepfur, you are a beautiful human being”

anonymous asked:

Oh no my shade of white isnt there

it’s a game series that always had a good varied character creator, if it’s now limited (like not being able to change eyebrow style, eye shape, overbites on presets) that’s sucky, has nothing to do with race that I also mentioned that you can’t make a pale character either it’s just another example of how many steps back they did with giving the player options

c’mon you know this, don’t be so childish 

“Reel ‘em in!”: Altai’s tips RP for starter posts

Originally posted by pixeloutput

Hello Tumblr! Today I wanted to try and share some tips about something that seems to trouble a lot of people when it comes to RP: hooking people in, particularly in public spots. How can I make my post more attractive? Why aren’t people reacting? What do I do if my character is shy/antisocial/etc.?

I’m by no means an expert, but I do have a good couple of years of experience roleplaying in many different mediums, so I’ll try to share some tips that work for me in getting people to notice your character when they walk into the room! If this is something that interests you, please keep reading below the break.

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Shakespeare Starters
  • : "This above all: to thine own self be true"
  • "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so".
  • "All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts."
  • "True is it that we have seen better days."
  • "Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude."
  • "Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe."
  • "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
  • "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."
  • "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."
  • "The miserable have no other medicine but only hope."
  • "The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on."
  • "Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer."
  • "Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed."
  • "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
  • "Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war!"
  • "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more."
  • "There 's daggers in men's smiles."
  • "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;"
  • "[Exit, pursued by a bear]"
  • " We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother;"
  • "Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?"
  • "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!"
  • "I am a man more sinned against than sinning."
  • "Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest."
  • "I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at."
  • "To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on."
  • : "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them."
  • "Everyone can master a grief but he that has it."
  • "Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges!"
  • "The common curse of mankind, - folly and ignorance."

5K followers! Yay! thanks guys. this is the first sleepwalking update, I was falling asleep while making thizzzzzz z z z zz.  uh, ok so yeah,  Thank you.

Who remembers this pair of lovable sweethearts, Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough, awww what a nice boss battle it was for all of us Souls players, the anger, the Fuck you screams, good times you guys. 

So these fellas are featured in Dark souls 3 as armor sets, yay! so if you want to look like an asshole go ahead and wear it, but you better play the part on PVP. 

Process

I just wanted to do one armor, the dragon slayer but it felt incomplete without the Smaugh! so after many tries of just making him a background shape I had to draw the thing, change the composition and z z z z z z z what! yeah I did some shit on it or something. 

This is a good stoping point for me, I’ll be traveling so the updates will take another dive in quality if I ever post something. Guys get out and be with friends. sometimes they are more important than Dark souls … . not all of them, just don’t mention it … .zz z z z z z z -Gabhjko … .

( I’ve only been back for a couple of weeks, and this blog has recently hit 100 followers, which makes me incredibly happy to know that people are interested in interacting with Lami              especially since there were so many awesome role-players here. I was more than convinced that people wouldn’t notice me or like how I portrayed Lami, but I’ve been welcomed back warmly and with open arms, and I will be forever grateful to each and every one of you. Lami has been meeting new people and building new relationships, as have I, and I’m thankful to everyone who has shown me and Lami your support! THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!! ) 

                                                                   RULES 

  • Reblogs only, please! 
  • You must be following this blog in order to participate             please don’t follow me then unfollow me after the giveaway ends.
  • I will be selecting two winners.
  • If I don’t hear from any of the winners in 24 hours, I will be selecting another winner!

                                                                   PRIZES 

  • Both winners will receive the same prizes             four aesthetic pictures, edited by me.
  • Examples of my edits can be found HERE & HERE & HERE.               

THE GIVEAWAY WILL END ON 16 MARCH 2017, AT 12 AM SINGAPORE TIME (GMT + 8). 

                                                                   Good luck! 

[taking a page out of @sidcrosbybro‘s book and being positive]

You know what? We’re gonna make the playoffs. Sidney Crosby is still beautiful. Our two goalies are still here. We have so many good players on our team (and quite a few who needed some time off). 

Wayne Simmonds? He’s a good egg, and played a good game. Good job, philly.

We fought hard! Love you, my pittsburgh penguins. Always will!

something that makes me laugh is that blizzard used to have an option in overwatch to allow you to select a player and never be in the same match as them but

it completely backfired because one of the world bests widowmaker players had so many people block him because he was just too good. they only blocked him because they didn’t want to play against a good widowmaker

and because of this he had super long wait times to get into matches and when he finally got into a match, it took so long the system just put him in super low level games, so he was just sniping all these level 1s

eventually he contacted blizzard and they removed the feature but it’s still so funny

I see posts about how the films ruined Ginny’s character but what about Cho?

I feel like Cho in the films had no personality what’s so ever. She was a pretty face and a love interest. She smiled at Harry, danced with Cedric and looked sad throughout The Order Of Phoenix until it was time to kiss Harry before disappearing.

In the book Cho wasn’t perfect but at least she had more to her. She was a quidditch player (Seeker! and good at it too!), she didn’t just smile at Harry all the time but actually spoke to him, she actually CRIED over everything wrong in her life (and there was a lot more wrong in her life than just losing Cedric, she had so many issues that Hermione brought up). She defened her friend (even though her friend was a snitch) and she got jealous of Hermione before she tried to make Harry jealous and so on…

She wasn’t a perfect character and she bugged me at times but at least you could say she acted like a normal teenage girl. In the films it felt like she was there to be a pretty face and be a love interest for Harry, other than that they didn’t bother with her at all.

the signs as shakespearian quotes
  • aries: "look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't"
  • taurus: "and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"
  • gemini: "what's in a name? a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
  • cancer: "when we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools"
  • leo: "self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting"
  • virgo: "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"
  • libra: "love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"
  • scorpio: "when words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain"
  • sagittarius: "cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once"
  • capricorn: "all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players"
  • aquarius: "this above all; to thine own self be true"
  • pisces: "we are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep"

laceandhalos  asked:

13. Be honest. What’s your opinion on the role play community on Tumblr?

Positive side? The community has many amazing and wonderful people, and there’s so much creativity and excellent writing here that it makes me proud that I’m part of WrA’s story.  There’s a number of players that are warm, welcoming, and genuinely good people.  I adore each and every one, when I’m lucky enough to meet their characters and get to know them as people. I hope I have the chance to run into more of you out there.

Negative side? I wish I saw more of that creativity in the actual game, rather than focusing on Tumblr, Discord and Skype. For some players, it’s become the default for a variety of unpleasant reasons, and I wish I could let them know just how much they’re valued as RPers and people.  I also wish that the more toxic, destructive elements of the community would take a good, hard look at itself, and stop what they’re doing. You don’t make the community better by attacking  individuals for petty or selfish reasons. You just drive people away, and that makes for a very lonely experience. 

@laceandhalos

fucking shut up right now and do it. but most importantly. MOST IMPORTANTLY if u start getting bored, or if it starts to feel like work. then stop. rewrite it. i scrap lisa scenes sooo much because i would get bored of it. thats why the game is so bipolar and random. really, if u are feeling good/happy/sad/whatever your trying to achieve when deving it. it should translate over to the players.
so quite being a nerd, and start making a game that u really enjoy making.
cuz dude really, wrestling is fucking lame to many people, but i made so many dumb characters and references based on it, and that made it fun for me. and look how i turned out? im pretty cool right? whatever fuck u
— 

Austin “Dingaling” Jorgenson, creator of Lisa the Painful

Inspirational words to live by.

So much is required of him (Ronaldo). He gives a lot and will continue to. There’s no doubt he’ll come back and make his mark. Ronaldo is a difficult player to match, it will take many years to see another player as good as him.
— 

Iker Casillas (Twitter Q&A, 24th October, 2016)

Originally posted by carthaginiansandelephants

Haha it’s okay. I knew what you meant. (He’s my favorite, too). 

It was actually a shoulder massage, not a back rub - Kyoya was really tense and Tamaki, being the amazing and slightly invasive friend that he is, tried to help him relax a bit. I’ll post the mangacap if I can find it. I can’t remember which chapter that’s in.

Kyoya has so many layers. Haruhi said it best herself, that while he tries to put on this cold façade, being a good guy comes so naturally to him. One thing about Kyoya is his loyalty - it takes a lot to earn, but once someone has it, he’ll do anything to help them out.

Here are a few ways the manga elaborates more on his human side:

  • He is a key player in getting Tamaki to admit his feelings for Haruhi.
  • He makes sure Haruhi is always successful and, when something jeopardizes that, he ensures that it’s eliminated.
  • He does everything within his power and then some to make sure Tamaki is reunited with his mother.
  • He does everything within his power and then some to make sure nobody even thinks about bringing harm to his friends.
  • He genuinely respects each and every one of his friends and will help them no matter how much of a toll it may take on himself. 

If you want to know A LOT more detail, continue ahead. CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS.

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The results of last week’s poll. 

Please don’t kill her, Crystal Dynamics. She isn’t irritating. And she definitely isn’t hated.

It makes sense for Sam to be around (even if just in the background). Plus, she brings out a part of Lara’s personality that none of the other franchise supporting players do. Relationships and emotional connections are a big part of human character. Off Sam and Lara risks losing a good chunk of what made her so relatable to so many in 2013 - how she felt at her core like a normal young woman. 

#SaveOurSam