*O-baby-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn’S amazing jedi space adventures?? Is that not enough reason OK
*Obi-Wan is young and reckless and going way too far and has a passionate sense of justice only equaled by his desire for people to just have better manners darn it
*Qui-Gon is literally the most stubborn human in the galaxy and he gets called out on it ALL THE TIME
*Ladies?? An awesome new female character around every corner. Miners, healers, politicians, mad scientists, serene jedi masters, caustic jedi padawans, gentle jedi initiates, cooks, revolutionaries, mechanics, bounty hunters.
*Obi-Wan has a new little friend on every planet. “I don’t know how to people,” he grumbles as he makes a new friend for life. “Why can’t I be at ease in every situation like Qui-Gon is?” He bemoans, trailing disreputable new bosom bros behind him like a train.
*“The Council likes to be presented with freshly overturned governments more than revolutions in progress,” Qui-Gon blithely assures his dubious apprentice.
*no but really tho they never met an oppressive government they didn’t try to topple
*all the Jedi world building? If you gave ever wondered a thing about old Republic jedi, Jude Watson probably wondered too and wrote an answer
*They are basically printed novel size gen fanfics, so many tropes, so much peril and angst and teamwork and partners being concerned for each other
*made for kids, so the writing is not bad but it’s quite simple you can tear through one of these babies in like an hour or less
*“Not so! I lie!”
*Qui-Gon Jinn holding babies and making faces at small children
*Obi-Wan Kenobi the industrial-sized salt dispenser
*Seriously just read them if you love Obi-Wan you should have read them already if you love Qui-Gon then these books and Liam Neeson are probably why
vivid childhood memory of getting kicked out of probably the first minecraft stream ever opened because me rping as dr. robotnik trying to heal an injured amy rose was getting too disruptive in the stream chat
With how close they had gotten - in a rather short period of time too - he wasn’t that surprised over the countless of discoveries they kept making about each other. Their friendship was relatively new, and he remembered a time where he still found out new things about Bucky, despite having been his friend for years. Hence he found it natural to make revelations at least once a week, and to be completely fair he found it rather exciting. Sam was a complex man, and the more layers he peeled off the more he found. It was fascinating.
Of course some discoveries were less exciting than others. Sam found out that he liked saving food just in case he would get hungry later; an old habit from his childhood he couldn’t kick. Steve realized that Sam was a neat freak and could barely go three days without cleaning his home. While these things showed new sides to them, they weren’t necessarily things they lingered on.
Some discoveries, however, were able to change their perspective on things. Steve was now absolutely certain that Sam could be merciless, and fortunately he only had to deal with it in playful ways.
Dylan talks about love, but never in the typical happily ever after sense and it’s just so strange. Like he wants to fall in love, wants it more than anything but past that, he doesn’t see a family, any children. No white picket fence. He only sees death. And I think it all folds back into his intense fear of abandonment. I just want to know what event in his childhood kick started this death is peace and bliss train. Was it the comforting words of a mother during a time of mourning twisted by a fragile mind? What was it?
Eryka x Elise | The Spook’s Ultimate Love….For Her Copper
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
- Eryka reciting Pablo Neruda’s poem, “What Spring Does To The Cherry Trees” to Elise (real or not is up to one’s own imagination!)
[Laura de Boer x
Clémence Poésy, “The Tunnel”]
The fact that Eryka’s an avid reader, loves poetry, and has a very complicated profession. The fact that, like Eryka, Elise is also a bibliophile, and a very unique character.
They share a lot in common. Their personalities compliment each
other. The ultimate kicker is the fact that both are one half of their
twin siblings whom they’d lost during their childhood.
Love kick-arse characters who also happen to be bookworms, too! How often do we come across that, aye? Cheers, Mr. Ben Richards!
I think anyone can play the Ouija board. It comes easier to some people, but with enough patience and open-mindedness anyone can get the hang of it.
But does that mean you should? Even if you want to do it, is it a right thing for you to do?
Occasionally I’ll encounter people on here that tell me that I’m doing damage, that I’m encouraging people who don’t know what they’re doing to play the Ouija board and it will be my fault if they get into trouble. Well firstly, if you’re reading my blog then you will know exactly what you’re doing, and secondly, yeah, if you don’t know what you’re getting into you could be opening yourself up to danger.
So say you want to play for the first time. How do you know if you’re inviting trouble into your home? Should you even play?
If you fall into any of these categories, you are not ready to play:
If you are scared, don’t even bother. Spirits get their energy from you, and fearful energy is easy to make. If you’re already going in scared, some spirit is going to take advantage of you. They’re going to spell scary things on the board to freak you out. If you get scared enough, then they can start tapping or moving things to freak you out even more. They’ll be feeding off of you. So if you’re really scared to play, or one of your friends are truly scared of playing with you, put the board away.
Same thing if you are depressed. If you have any kind of depressive disorder or are going through some really hard, sad times, you’re going to attract some negative spirits. They could trigger your depression and just make things worse for you, for their benefit.
Like I said before, don’t play if you have no idea what you’re doing. If you are reading this, congrats, you will soon officially know what you’re doing. A quick read through of my blog will help you out. Or play with someone who has done it successfully before. And if you need to ask questions, I have an ask box. Just make sure you’re prepared before you get started.
If you had strict and scared parents, you may want to avoid the board. If you had parents that constantly told you, for whatever reason, that the Ouija board is bad and demonic, that’s gonna stay in the back of your mind. If you had parents tell you this, you have to 100% acknowledge the fact that they were really wrong and misinformed. Your parents grew up when The Exorcist came out, which is a really terrifying movie about a girl getting possessed by a demon through the Ouija board, so they grew up thinking that would happen and they don’t want it to happen to you. Or they played as teens while not knowing what they were doing and had a bad experience. Don’t worry guys, your parents had this one wrong. However, if you still live under their roof and they have forbidden you to play in their house, respect their rules.
Along that vein, if you are Catholic or any serious sect of Christianity, you may want to avoid. Most monotheistic religions consider anything having to do with death to be a bad thing, so participating in a game with the dead is considered evil, wrong, demonic, and the biggest no-no you could possibly do. If you grew up in a religion that taught you this, and it’s still in the back of your mind, you’re going to find a spirit that will try to scare you. They’ll depend on your childhood fears to kick in and use your fearful energy to make them stronger. You’re a pretty big target. If you did grow up with these religious beliefs, again you have to accept that that’s 100% wrong before you play. Don’t even have a shred of doubt. Demons will not contact you on the board, but you will most likely get spirits telling you they are demons.
Also, a side note, demons are only drawn to people who are deeply religious, and have religions that fear demons. All demonic hauntings have only happened to people who are Catholic or deeply Christian. But again, you aren’t going to contact a demon through the board. If you get someone saying they are a demon, they are lying their pants off in order to scare you.
Be honest with yourself. If you are scared, don’t say you aren’t and play anyway. It could backfire. You really have to go in open minded and not fearful. If you do that, you’re going to have a lot of fun.
Again, if you have any Ouija board questions, I’d be happy to answer.
25. How would your OC process the grief caused by the death of a loved one?
Kotik doesn’t process his emotions, he bottles them up and leaves them to age like fine wine. Events from his childhood and his strong fear of abandonment have him seeing red flags everywhere, even in the things beyond people’s control. He’d be angry for a long time, blaming them for leaving him, refusing to admit he’s grieving for them. Instead of working through these feelings, he’d try and forget about their death and move on with his life as if he’d never met them.
[Kotik never met his birth parents or any of his relatives and hasn’t actually ever seen anybody close die. He lived in a shared home [something like a shelter] for most of his childhood, until he got kicked out, and he went through a grieving process of sorts that began with denial and ended with anger as he tried to move on with life and forget the people he’d grown up with, who were as good as dead to him.]
26. What is the most intense thing your OC has been battling with?
His number one priority in life is getting people to recognize his existence and talent [or what talent he believes he has]. He hasn’t been very successful in any of his endeavors, and he struggles with pushing through all his feelings of inadequacy and the thought that he’ll die alone and unknown.
27. Does your OC practise any kind of escapism? If yes, what kind?
Daydreaming, imagining what his future will be like [it involves lots of money and adoring crowds], thinking up new plays, trying his hand at songwriting sometimes. He can’t read or write, but he’s got a crude language system [emphasis on crude] of his own making that he uses to keep track of things.
28. How would your OC react if a bully stole their lunch money in high school?
Kotik’s always been confrontational [he’s had his fair share of scraps since he was forced out on the street], so he wouldn’t let it slide. He’d get the shit kicked out of him, of course, but points for effort.
29. How does your OC behave on the face of a conflict?
Depends on the type of conflict. If somebody was threatening with physical harm, he’d puff up like an angry rooster and give ‘em as good as he got [at least, he’d try]. His first instinct during emotional conflict is to get defensive and start yelling, and if that doesn’t work out, run away without resolving anything.
30. What makes your OC defensive quickest?
Somebody pointing out that his ambitions and goals are too far out of his reach or too difficult for him, even with good intentions. People underestimating him in general.
- THE AWESOME EFFECTS
- THE FANTASTIC COMEDY
- THE CHARACTERS
- THE STORY
- BABY GROOT
- THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS
- EGO’S PURE BADASSERY
- THE FIGHT SCENES
- HOWARD THE DUCK WAS THERE IN ONE SCENE AND JUST AS SCARY LOOKING AS EVER
- DRAX LAUGHING
- MANTIS’ FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
- YONDU’S REDEMPTION ARC
- THIS MOVIE MADE ME TEAR UP
- THE SCENES IN THE CREDITS
- SPECIFICALLY THE ONE WITH TEENAGER GROOT
- “DO YOU HAVE ANY TAPE???”
- THE PARALLEL AND FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPED BETWEEN ROCKET AND YONDU
- THAT FUNERAL SCENE MESSED ME UP
- GAMORA AND NEBULA
- EVERYTHING ABOUT EGO’S PLANET
- THE SCENE WHERE EGO TURNS INTO PETER’S CHILDHOOD ICON FOR KICKS
- THE REAL SENSE OF URGENCY THROUGH THE MOVIE
- HOLY SPIT THE CLIMAX
- THE SOVEREIGN
- THE SOVEREIGN’S METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEIR FLEETS
- THE SHOTS THE ANGLES THE ANIMATION THE MAKEUP THE EFFECTS HOLY SHIRT
- THE SCENE WHERE MANTIS SPILLS THE BEANS ABOUT PETER LOVING GAMORA IS MY NEW FAVOURITE THING
AND THAT CONCLUDES MY LIST OF SOME OF THE MANY REASONS I LOVED THIS MOVIE
Though I’m no surfer, I’m suddenly itching for some sweet rolling waves and luminous sunshine, thanks to Chasing Waves, the title track from Californian band Vista Kicks’ new EP. The four piece give us plenty of “coastal vibes” on the infectious indie rock tune. Comprised of four childhood friends, Vista Kicks likes to combine deep grooves, spunky guitar riffs, and powerful vocal melodies to yield a full and energetic sound. That sound is much evocative of the Bay’s own Finish Ticket, but saturated with beach pensive blues. Stream Vista Kicks’ Chasing Waves EP in full on Soundcloud.