I’ve seen a lot of posts about humans pack-bonding with frankly everything, no matter how big, scary, threatening, lethal or oozy.
But you know what I haven’t seen?
Humans entrusting their young to their pack-bonded friends. Because that’s a thing we do. We entrust our children to our friends. We entrust our children to our dogs. We befriend the biggest, meanest, scariest shit, and then we dump our defenseless, hasn’t-even-got-a-fully-fused-skull-yet offspring on them. Half for shits-and-giggles, half because it’s cute, mostly because children are exhausting and we need a nanny.
Friend of mine asked the GM if his friend could join our campaign. Graduated with a bachelors in fine arts and my friend thought he would bring interesting role-play to our games. So all of us start thinking to ourselves “this guys gonna be at Bard” but we were all surprised to find he actually was a Monk.
And not just a monk. The Bob Ross of monks. The nicest yet simultaneously the most terrifying character we’d ever witnessed. This is the story of how he beat the first serious boss of our campaign.
We were pinned behind cover vs a Gunslinger.
Gunslinger: “Come out. Come out. Wherever you are SO I CAN SHOOT YOU!”
Party talks about what to do and Monk is silent.
Then, as we are talking, he yells, “Ok. I’ll come out, but you better make that shot count!”
Monk OOC: “So there’s about 40 ft between me and him right?”
GM: “Yeah, and your speed would let you get there.”
Monk OOC: “Ok, but I deliberately want to walk slow enough so he gets a chance to shoot me.”
GM: “Uh, ok. Sure.”
Monk going towards him slowly: “Show me what you’ve got.”
Gunslinger: “You’re some kind of stupid, boy!” *Shoots*
GM: “That’s a hit. You take.”
Monk OOC: “I use Snatch Arrows.”
GM: “Wait…does that work on bullets?”
-One Rulebook Check later-
GM: “Ok so the rifle goes off and *Monk* reaches up faster than any of you can see and catches the bullet with two fingers. *Gunslinger* turns white as a sheet.”
Monk then proceeds to walk up and take a seat next to the guy, putting an arm around his shoulders while holding the bullet in his other hand.
Monk: “Hey, friend. Looks like you almost lost this. Good thing I grabbed it for you, huh? Why don’t you put the gun down before you lose any more?”
Monk OOC: “In case it’s not clear that’s an intimidate.”
GM: “Ok, roll for me.”
GM: “Of course it is. *Gunslinger* immediately puts his gun down in front of him and actually starts crying.”
Monk patting Gunslinger’s back: “Aw, there, there buddy. You almost got me. Why don’t you come with us now? Hands behind your back please. I’d hate to have to chase you.”
Our Wizard OOC to my friend: “So why did you never tell us your friend was Ace Ventura?”
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Honestly if it wasn’t for Sanvers I would not be watching Supergirl right now. The writers are fucking everything up. What the hell is going on???? There’s so many plotlines that couldn’t even be connected with a 10 foot pole. Not to mention the total erasure of Kara’s independent stories. Now its all about liking Mon-El who is an absolutely horrible person. Are they forgetting the fact that he literally is still lying to everyone about his origins?
And please miss me with that ooc characterization of Alex. She would never fucking ditch Kara on her earth birthday, no matter which fucking concert is happening. She’d more likely go out with Kara and bring Maggie along. And she would NEVER ENCOURAGE KARA TO DATE A FUCKBOY WTF
And we all know what changed. I can’t say I’m surprised that moving to CW also meant bad plots and cliche straight-white romances but I’d like them to stop ruining this beautiful show.