but still walking


Badass to infinity and beyond!!!

I wonder what the responses will be??

- I’m still trying to figure out how he can still walk.

More Institute Ranting (they just don't get any breaks this weekend)

How come the Institute never tried to reclaim Nick (or DiMA)?

See, before Far Harbor, his assumed backstory checked out - he thought he was a disgarded prototype, old trash with all the important Institute memories removed, hence why the Institute ceased to care about him even though he was still walking and talking.

But in Acadia DiMA reveals they were both important Institute prototypes who escaped together, and Nick’s failing memory banks and some unknown damage upon escape were to blame for him forgetting the Institute.

So why were no attempts made to retrieve them? DiMA I can let slide, he had all the memory and sense to get far away from the Commonwealth, and lived in isolation for many years. Nick, however, was confused, disoriented and hurt and instead sought out people and settlements in Boston, and would have been easily tracked down.

Here’s where I duck into headcanon territory - Nick and DiMA were helped out of the Institute by someone on their research team who recognized their humanity and intelligence and got attached. DiMA was concocting a plan to escape already, but when the team was informed that Nick would be decommissioned and his experiment benched because of his stubbornness, insubordination, and now deeply ingrained personality that couldn’t be worked around, the pressure to get them out was increased and DiMA and their friend moved rapidly to enact an escape. Their institute friend planned on sneaking them out during Nick’s would-be decommissioning, but things were botched when another member of the project stepped in to erase important Institute information off of Nick’s memory banks before their ally could fake it. Though it didn’t get everything, it was enough to permanently damage his memory and leave him only with fuzzy memories of the Institute and all the prewar memories of the original Nick Valentine, which would explain Nick and DiMA’s fight after they finally got out, what with Nick not recognizing him at all.

I like to think afterwards teams were in fact sent to recover the synths - but they were still only gen 1s and 2s and they couldn’t keep up with the human level of innovation and intelligence Nick and DiMA possessed. DiMA fell off the radar, and so many synths were annihilated or turned around that eventually they gave up trying to retrieve Nick and instead started using him as yet another wall to bounce experiments off of. When they started developing Coursers, they sent the first models to attempt to retrieve Nick and used the data from the failures to make their synths better. Of course, by the time they had fully developed their gen 3s, Nick had become fully obsolete and the technology he was made with was no longer important or relevant to the Institute, so they started ignoring him for good.

anonymous asked:

Imagine Kobik riding FUBAR at the Woman's March. She may be an all-powerful cosmic cube, but it's still a long walk for such a little babbu. She probably has a shirt that says something like, "Too young to vote, old enough to be affected."

KOBIK IS OFFICIALLY GOING IN THE PICTURE OMG I LOVE THIS (she’s prolly not gonna be riding foobs tho because he’s not a horse and because she can fly anyway lol)


                                 “Are you okay?”                                                                                                                                                    “I’m not. but I will be.”


Bet you thought you were all gonna grow old together, sitting around the table at Sunday dinner, happily ever after. No. It doesn’t work like that, Rick… 

                                                                            Not anymore.