beyond the boards

I seek the world beyond the veil.
It’s ancient Gods and Spirits I hail.
I conjure with crystals, herbs and stones.
Seek out answers with tarot, runes and bones.
You wish to connect to something divine.
You’re on the right path, and that path is mine.

Liam makes a pillow fort. Cora points out that this is a non-standard use of the Tempest’s limited resources, we shouldn’t even have this many pillows. Vetra whistles nonchalantly. Peebee tosses a pillow at Cora. Cora is huffy… and then nails Peebee with a biotically thrown pillow from behind. Drack watches the ensuing chaos with a chuckle. Jaal remarks on how tame the resultant pillow fight is by angara standards, which makes Peebee and Vetra team up and whack him. Gil sighs as he realizes that he’s not going to get his nap, and he’ll be cleaning goose feathers out of the engine room vents for months. Ryder asks why no one invited them. Suvi somehow manages to win the pillow fight despite not seeming to be involved at all. Kallo reminds everyone that someone has to fly the ship, can’t they do this when the ship’s docked so he can actually join in?

It’s your power, isn’t it? - Todoroki Shouto Playlist

This shit is long and sad so buckle up and get ready to feel all the fuckin Shouto feels kiddos.

Tracklist - 39 songs - 2hrs and 25 mins

  1. Power - Bastille
  2. Half the World Away - Aurora
  3. No Below - Speedy Ortiz
  4. Falling - Drama Duo
  5. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
  6. I Found - Amber Run
  7. Devil Like Me - Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  8. Anything for You - Chelsea Cutler
  9. Latch (Acoustic) - Sam Smith
  10. Grave Digger - Matt Maeson
  11. Waking Up (Acoustic) - Pvris
  12. No Rest for the Wicked - Lykke Li
  13. Misguided Ghosts - Paramore
  14. Fiction - The XX
  15. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
  16. Two Evils - Bastille
  17. Warm - SG Lewis
  18. I Don’t Know - Jon D
  19. If I’m Alone - Huntar
  20. Intro - The XX
  21. You and I - Pvris
  22. Please Don’t Leave - Free n Losh
  23. Breathe Me - Sia
  24. Someone to Stay - Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  25. Tonight - Lykke Li
  26. Everything Has Changed - Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
  27. Coastal - Blood Cultures
  28. Cavalier (The 1975 Remix) - James Vincent Mcmorrow
  29. Mind Over Matter (Acoustic) - Pvris
  30. You Are in Love - Taylor Swift
  31. Chill Morning - never young beach
  32. Electric Feel - Henry Green
  33. Bedford Falls - Ford.
  34. Rising, Rising (Bassnectar Remix) - Crywolf & Bassnectar
  35. Dreamer (Stripped Down) - Kaptan & Mokita
  36. Fall to Rise (Acoustic) - Shalom Dubas
  37. Talk Me Down - Troye Sivan
  38. Gasoline - Troye Sivan
  39. Drops of Jupiter (Live Cover) - Taylor Swift

Midoriya | Kirishima | Bakugou

popular-to-contrary-belief  asked:

So I'm the completely inexperienced DM for a D&D group and I have no clue what to do. Any advice? Thanks!

I’d be glad to help.

I’d like to start off with a simple story, one of when I was thirteen years old and in a similar position at the table as yourself - the DM’s seat. My first game was some of the most bare-bones, brik-a-brak, Bizarro-land D&D you can imagine. I had a sprawling, nonsensical, maze-like dungeon map scrawled out onto the back page of my mathematics book in pencil crayon. We used a printed out PDF version of some outdated rules set that I don’t even believe was anything close to genuine. We didn’t have any dice beyond the ones scrounged from board game boxes like monopoly and snakes and ladders, so I made my own out of cardboard and sellotape. Without any d20s, I decided that we were instead going to use two d6s and two d4s, as 6+4+6+4 equaled 20. Our mini figures were bottle caps and pennies, and the dungeon tiles were inch-square tiles cut from cereal boxes that I had been preparing for weeks.

Despite all of this disastrous preparation, I cannot remember anything poorly about it. I only know that it somehow worked and I stuck with it. I improved - exponentially so. And so will you.

Like anything in life that takes time and commitment, you can only be patient. Even now I recognise the failings of my games. I can still see the bottle cap mini-figures and raggedy dice equivalents in my story and narrative - concepts that I would never have even been close to comprehending had they been introduced to me at the beginning.

Therefore, i’d wish you the best of fortune for your game, but I think we both know that you’d settle for a solid 6/10 on your first-try. So let’s discuss how we can reach that golden standard.

Think small

Start at level 1, introduce a very understandable setting, and don’t feel as if you have to try anything you aren’t comfortable with just because other DMs have done it. Maybe bandits have kidnapped the local mayor’s child, maybe the church has accidentally uncovered a hidden catacomb entrance in the graveyard, maybe a nearby cave needs clearing out by a shepherd?

These low-power, tactile plot-hooks are great for first-time players and veterans alike. Now you have a framework, it is time to assess your options.

Variety

Let’s go with the bandit kidnapping example for this, although feel free to try whatever you want and change the details as you see fit. Nobody, not even you, wants every conflict within the bandit dungeon hideout to be a square room with 3 bandits. It will get repetitive. An incredibly easy way to address this is to mix things up. Maybe one room is partially flooded and a makeshift walkway is how you get from one side to the other, maybe the bandits have a room with a cage full of pet … ostriches, or boars, or fishmen, who they will release if attacked, maybe the entrance has a single, absent-minded guard sitting on his lonesome, only he has a large, brass gong beside him as an alarm? It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make perfect sense; it’s D&D, we gave up on cohesion when we sat down at the table in the first place.

The Catch

Introduce an element to the adventure that inspires urgency in the players, that’ll disencourage them from dallying about. Maybe the mayor will refuse to pay them if the do not complete the job in a week, maybe the mayor has learned that the bandits will sell the victim off to slavers or another rival baron if they do not hurry, maybe the victim has a wedding in a week’s time that they simply must be rescued for? Choose one, stick with it, make it important, be careful to make it fair - not too generous, not too harsh. 1 hour is too harsh, 1 month may be too generous.

The Twist

Go full M. Night Shamalamading-dong on their asses. Throw something totally unexpected in there that you will do next session, right at the end. Maybe the child is working for the bandit king as is planning to betray their father and must be convinced otherwise, maybe the cave enters onto an underground smuggler’s city and the child is lost somewhere within the hive of scum and villainy, maybe the bandits all work for a necromancer who teleports away with the child as the players arrive to free him, leaving his evil, undead minions to fight on his behalf? Just make sure to give the players something to follow - like a clue - so that they know what they have to do next. Because when the players are excited to continue, you have done your job, good sir.

Finally,

Here are some YouTube channels who I’d highly recommend you watch, since their content has inspired me on countless occasions.

Drunkens & Dragons - This guy is crazy entertaining, crazy talented, and just plain crazy. He is very good for ideas and mechanics to make your game awesome and cool, and doesn’t go so deep into complex topics that an amateur will become intimidated.

Matthew Colville - A fantastically enthralling listen awaits you on the other side of this hyperlink. He is entertaining, interesting, and answers a lot of big, broad questions you may have about more vague and itty-bitty game things.

How to be a Great Game Master - This channel tackles some of the more troublesome issues that you may get worried about, specifically problems that you may feel guilty for as a DM. He handles both sides of more controversial issues in a reasonable, well-adjusted manner.

I trust you’ll do fantastically.

Pixie x

Cosplay Mood Board: Mirai Kuriyama (Kyoukai no Kanata)

“I’m not alive because I can’t die. Because… because you’re here, I have a reason to live.”

Saw those cosplay mood boards going around and thought I’d make a few. My Mirai Kuriyama cosplay, from Kyoukai no Kanata. ;w; I still love this anime & this costume~

I like me better | T.H

A/N: I picked out lyrics I liked from the song ‘I like me better’ by Lauv and made this, enjoy :)

Warnings: fluff, a bit of semi smut 

Note: Not all these moments are in order


To be young and in love in New York City                                                       To not know who I am but still know that I’m good long as you’re here with me

Ever since you were little, you’d imagined going to New York City. You’d imagined going with family, or with friends but you’d never imagined going with a boyfriend, as a child having a relationship wasn’t on your list of things to achieve but now that it was happening, it was beyond words.

Tom had gone above and beyond for your twenty first. Boarding you two on the first plane to New York City and booking a room at the cutest hotel he could find.

So far you had taken in the statue of liberty, gone to an extravagant art museum and now you were seated in a beautiful restaurant, surrounded by hanging lights and vintage décor.

“You didn’t have to do all this, I would’ve been happy with 2 minute noodles and a box marathon of Harry Potter” You giggled and took in the scenery, everything was just as you’d imagined over the years

“I know it’s a bit much but I wanted to do something that we’d both remember forever, something bold we can tell our kids about and gush over when we’re both old and grey”

“How’d you know New York of all places, I’ve wanted to come here since i was around 5” You said, while at the same time wondering how you became so lucky to get a guy like Tom.

“When we went to your parents last month, you were helping your mom clean up and your dad told me it was all you ever talked about” He stopped for a moment and grabbed your hand “He told me about how you’ve been dying to visit the art museums, see the Eiffel tower.

You smiled, but inside you were practically melting.

“I love you more than life itself Tom Holland”

Midnight into morning coffee                                                                     Burning through the hours talking

Time was forgotten, last you’d checked it was almost 11pm.

Your lips moved against Toms hungrily, as did his. You needed him as much as he needed you right now.  

He moved so that he was hovering above you, his curly locks hanging an inch from his eyes and his photo-ready smile sat resting on his face. Tom was truly breathtaking.

His mouth landed on your neck, sucking and licking at the exposed skin causing what you would soon regret by morning.

With one hand he managed to undo the zipper on your dress, with the other he snaked it up your dress ever so elegantly, his fingers sending chills right where you needed him most right now. He pulled down the black lingere you had been wearing and flung it onto the floor.

“Tom, Fuck- Let me touch you”

“Tonight’s all about you darling, i wanna make you feel good” He said sensually, you simply nodded and pulled Tom in for another heated kiss.

“Just relax and enjoy”

Stay awhile stay awhile                                                                                      Stay here with me

“Exactly 12 hours until I have to leave again” Tom said sadly and tightened his arm, which happened to be wrapped around you. He’d managed to get a 2 day break, he’d spent every moment with you, his love. (And Tessa of course!)

“Just stay with me tonight, stay here with me” You whispered sadly, not wanting to think about the fact that in 12 hours Tom would have to leave for filming again and you’d be left alone. You fully supported Tom with his acting career, but sometimes you missed him more than anything. It was all totally worth it when you got to see how happy he was in interviews and press conferences.

You pressed your head into his chest, smelling his signature cologne on his t-shirt, It was calming. Even when Tom wasn’t with you, you’d smell that cologne on his pillow or a sweatshirt and immediately miss his touch, his kisses, his smile.

“We finish filming in 5 months, after that I’ll be with you so often you’ll start to get sick of me” Tom tried to joke, it as an attempt to at least put a small smile on your face, which he somewhat succeeded at.

“I could never be sick of you Thomas Stanley Holland ” You felt Tom begin to run his fingers through your hair, it was something he’d always do when he knew you were stressed or upset about something.

“What’d you mean? I’m not Tom, I’m Spider-Man”

I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time cause                                  I like me better when                                                                                          like me better when I’m with you

“So, you and Y/N? You guys finally made it official” The interviewer spoke

Toms face lit up, a bright smile landed itself on his features and he felt that little burst of light in his chest grow 5 times bigger.

“Yeah, it was about time really” Tom replied with a small laugh, pure joy in his voice “She makes me really happy and it makes me so pleased that the fans are being so kind about it” he finished

You stood backstage, deciding to be Tom’s accomplice for this certain interview. A range of photos of you and Tom showed up on the screen behind them. One of the photos showed Tom placing a delicate kiss on your cheek after what you recalled to be your second date, another was a goofy photo of you two behind the scenes of Homecoming, Tom was in his Spider-Man suit and you were holding Cap’s shield.

“Why don’t you tell us more about Y/N? I’m sure the fans are dying to know more”

“Well, I should start by saying that she’s my #1 fan” Tom and you both laughed at that, it was a running joke between you two “She’s just super lovely, funny, gorgeous and so down to earth. She’s perfect for me” Tom could’ve gone on and on, but decided to stop there and continue later

“Y/N seems to be making you a happy man, especially from what i saw backstage” The interviewer was in awe of the both of you

“She makes me a better person”

Tom wouldn’t admit it to you, or himself just yet but he was totally, utterly in love.

LOVE YOURSELF Highlight Reel 起承轉結

“If we could turn back the clock, where should we go back to? Once we reach that place, can all our mistakes and errors be undone? Will happiness be ours to stay?” - Jin


My Mood boards

toytowns

otp au where shadow is an emergency room surgeon and sonic keeps busting his ass doing stupid shit and at some point shadow can set his watch by sonic being wheeled into the ER:”

Sonic always finds new ways to injure himself whether intentionally or not. Either way, it’s an excuse to meet with Mr.hot doctor guy Shadow 

also my art looks like cringey this is what happens when you don’t draw for a while :’D

Dare | Taehyung

Scenario: Iโ€™ve been dared to buy 20 condoms on the same night the cute cashier is working a shift.
Genre: Fluff and (I tried for some) Humor.
Word Count: 2,119

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Your feelings on how the night has progressed so far can be pretty much summed up in a single word: fuckโ€”and that barely does anything to encompass the overwhelming feeling of embarrassment and apprehension that fills your blood.

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Mindhunter Theory

after finishing the season on Netflix my sis and I are throwing around the idea that Holden might be a sociopath/psychopath himself. Most things I’ve read say that most socio/psychopaths don’t become killers and actually use their lack of emotions to rise to the top in their professional fields because they don’t care about who they hurt or what they have to do to get there, they’re also smart and charming. Seems to describe Holden perfectly…

  1. i noticed he mostly stayed expressionless throughout the season
  2. cool under pressure
  3. didn’t care about the feelings of his coworkers and did what he wanted in the interviews 
  4. very clinical about things 
  5. emotionless reaction to his girlfriends breakup 

just some things i took note of, some of his actions contradicted sociopathic behavior though like when he went above and beyond to help the school board fire that creepy principle BUT you could argue he was doing that for himself in order to further prove how ”brilliant” he is and how he’s good at what he does instead of doing it for selfless reasons.