So my dnd group of 3 was fighting a Medusa. One of the PC was able to successfully grapple her and another PC put his Bag of Holding type 4 over her head to prevent her from turning the group into stone and to hopefully suffocate her to death (even with 10mins and all). Anyway, the Medusa didn’t like having a bag over her head and poked a hole in the bag…. whoops
Now as the DM, don’t really keep track of coins weight when it comes to travel, especially when one of the PC puts it in their Bag of Holding. And I didn’t really keep track of how much gold he had (just looted a large cash of gold from a dragon cave)
DM: ok the Medusa strikes a pierces the bag causing all of its contents to spew out. (OOC) what did you have in the bag?
PC: a bundle of arrows and sword and 200,000 GP
DM (OOC): what?!
Whole table starts to laugh
Well… 50 coins is 1 pound and soooo 200,000 would be…. 4,000 pounds!
DM: So the Medusa is crushed by 2 tons of gold as it dumps from the bag….
More paperhat that i’m trying. this is established relationship paperhat tho
So i got this headcannon that Dr. Flug was in a plane crash and it disfigured his eyes so severely his eyeballs came out or something but when blackhat came and made him a deal ‘aka i’ll spare your life and give you back your eyes if you work for me for the rest of it’ and he took the deal but his eyes are now black and his face looks like that so he keeps the paper bag over his head cuz he thinks he’s ugly (tho blackhat disagrees greatly)
Another girl who loves girls dies on my TV screen and people call it poignant. People call it “actually necessary.” People look at her crumpled brown body and call it a brave, artistic choice.
I call it a bag over my head. I call it dry-heaving into a throw pillow.
Girl-who-loves-girls doesn’t get to be called by her name in this poem because she wouldn’t be called by her name on the news. Girl-who-loves-girls is just a trope anyway, just a social justice lesson. Girl-who-loves-girls is just a body, just a prop left on the floor until convenient. Supposed to make you feel some kinda way to see her lying there, all that could-have-been slipping out of the room like air from lungs, or bullets from a gun.
I’m angry but this poem is not to say that I am angry. This poem, like all poems, is a safe space. This poem is not the only place I can kiss my partner without worrying who’s watching, but sometimes it feels like it is. Sometimes kissing her feels like a precursor to violence.
If we don’t get to be happy, even in fiction, then whose blood shows up for shock value next season? Hers or mine?
Most decks have the same standard 78 cards, but every deck is still a little different! The art, the energy, each new one can take a little getting used to. So here are some ways to do it!
Deck Interview spreads. These are really popular, so let’s go ahead and get them out of the way. There are tons of spreads available online that answer questions like, “What is your energy?” “What are your strengths as a deck?” “What kind of questions do you have trouble with?” “What can I learn from using you?” You can also just make your own! But doing a practice reading and getting the deck to say a little about itself can be very handy.
Look at it. Seriously, give it a good hard look. Spend some time on every card, seeing how the art makes you feel and what small details may support or enhance the meaning. The art will take a more nuanced approach or interpretation of the card beyond the few general keywords. For example, does the “Death” card focus more on the ending, or the renewal? Does the end look bitter?
Carry it around. Put it in your bag when you head out. Take it with you on trips. Even if you don’t plan on using it, have it on hand… just in case. Share memories with it, bond with it. Get comfortable with the presence of it.
Use it! Naturally! Eventually, you’re going to have to use it to break it in. You can’t break in shoes if you never walk in them. While I’m still getting used to the nuances of a deck, I won’t use them for my big complicated spreads right away, but I might use them for little things until I feel like I can use it for ones that take more brain power. Even if you’re an experienced reader, it’s okay to not jump in head first with complicated stuff on a brand new set of cards. There’s no rush!
Okay, so I know that Black Hat has already seen Flug eat, but what if before, Flug was the kind of masked dude who could somehow eat really fast in the moments that people weren’t looking. Like, he’d have a pizza in his hand and in the moment BH glances away and looks back half the pizza would be gone but Flug’s bag is still on his head. Thus BH just keeps watching Flug, trying to figure out what the heck is going on but for the longest time he is just not able to catch him because he blinks or zones out and misses his chance. And Flug is just doing business as normal, eating hot pockets in two bites. He seems the type too tho, a skinny nerd who puts away a ton of junk food without gaining a single pound, and Black Hat is just obsessed because he can’t figure it out, and he’s like “there’s no way that’s a human under there”