fly god

Things I am learning as a first time DM

The first 10/15 minutes are the worst. Everyone’s attention is on me and I have to talk?!!! However once the first bit of session is over the players go and do the things, and then it’s a bit easier after that

Dungeons.Make sure there’s a couple things per room minimum, like an encounter and loot, or world lore and a puzzle, or some kind of mixture of things. Keeps different player types engaged with variety.

Playing a story heavy campaign and want the players to engage the story? Fuck with their backstories. One of my players has a connection to the Bad Guy the party followed from a bar because the bar got blown up. During looting of the place they followed him to another player found photos of themselves and their siblings. Things are gonna happen.

Don’t be afraid to fudge rolls and dcs depending on rolls and things. Sometimes things need to be changed on the fly. The dice gods are fickle beings.

Improv is hard. But a necessary skill. Hopefully I will get better in time lol

Describe the places in detail, and NPCs with only a couple distinguishing features.

Oh god do prep before the day you play. Unless you can handle that type of thing.

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happy birthday to our dearest jungkook!
thank you for being you 

Parrot Keeping

I don’t get it.

People want to get a single parrot because if they get two then the parrot won’t like them as much.

But then they don’t want the parrot to view them as a mate.

What did you expect? You got a pet in which most species mate for life. Their lives revolve around their mate, preening their mate, feeding their mate, having sex with their mate, raising babies with their mate, driving away competitors from their mate, and yes, spending their entire life with their mate.

You prime them for this situation by you or a housemate being the only ones available, and then freak out when they want to do this to you. It’s natural. It’s not bad. Your parrot isn’t misbehaving, it isn’t a bad bird just because you are keeping a wild animal in a captive situation where it just wants to do what every feather on its body is telling it to do. Stop treating it like such, stop punishing them for displaying mating behaviors.

Do what you signed up for by getting a single bird or work to get your bird a feathered mate. That doesn’t mean buying the first bird at the pet store you see and throwing them in a cage together and wondering why they don’t like each other. That means becoming a match maker and setting up play dates, or even consider rehoming your bird to someone who can.

Stop buying parrots and expecting these wild animals to be pets. They’re not. We’re on the way to domesticating birds like budgies, cockatiels, love birds, Indian ring necks…but we’re still so far from being able to keep them happy and healthily easily like we are with chickens and pigeons who thrive with us. Hell, starlings make better pets than parrots since at least they often choose to be with us.

And please, when you’re researching any animal don’t do a quick google search. Talk to as many people as possible, both new owners and experienced owners.

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A Jin Kiss a day keeps the doctor away!

What did this episode teach you, children?

  1. Erwin fucking Smith is a crazy bastard.
  2. Erwin fucking Smith is daddy dominant level 100: hanging from a Titan’s mouth and still giving orders.
  3. Erwin fucking Smith is fucking crazy.
  4. Erwin fucking Smith lopped off his own fucking arm with his own fucking sword and managed to do the daring young man on the flying trapeze to Eren.
  5. God knows how long Erwin fucking Smith hung there like a piece of lettuce in the Titan’s teeth before deciding ‘welp, time to chop chop outta here’
  6. Erwin fucking Smith is a crazy bastard who needs to impregnate me or Levi as soon as possible.
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but then again…neither have i

hey does anyone else remember 2009 fanfiction culture where every fic was based off a taylor swift song