for a minute there i seriously shipped it

OUaT sneak peek whiplash:

When you go to bed at night from sneak peek #1 and your dash is all:

And then you wake up in the morning after sneak peek #2 and suddenly it’s:

why Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is the best game;

  1. you can literally make your character either gender, as sassy as you want, nice, evil, and ask literally everyone for money, all while actually being extremely oblivious to everything 
  2. mission vao
  3. hk-47 is literally the best companion to ever come out of a bioware game
  4. you spend 1/5 of the game beating a gang up and literally just trying to find an engine for your swoopracer so you can save your friend/gf bastila
  5. did i mention mission vao, the coolest 14 year old twi’lek you will ever encounter
  6. literally the old republic, non of the skywalker™ bullshit for you
  7. so much story and characters to love
  8. literally the first thing in star wars to have a canon lesbian
  9. shes a cat babe too and so sweet and tragic too
  10. you get a wookie friend too
  11. you spend 30 minutes talking to a child on your ship who speaks mandalorian, trying to learn her language while an actual mandalorian is less than 10 meters away from you
  12. darth revan is a fucking babe and the original cool sith lord and first bro to wear a mask and hood (fuck you kylo ren)
  13. ????
  14. literaly so good go buy it it wont cost you anymore than 10 dollars on steam and literally any computer can run it its from 2002 

that is all go buy it 

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☠️ 20 YEARS OF ONE PIECE ☠️

  • 10/20 Favorite friendships.

Luffy and Usopp: BEST FRIENDS. This one it’s my favorite of all. They are all friends and they all have different relationship as friends, but this one honestly I love this. Like it might be because both are the same age and enjoy the same things, but they are always having fun and being excited for the same things, they understand their stupidness. And like, it works since Luffy is a reckless guy and Usopp is coward so the scenes between these two are really funny. The fight they had because of Merry in water 7 broke my heart because Luffy didn’t want to do it, he had to as a captain. Like I cried a lot with them but I was really happy how they fixed everything. And even if they make joke and stuff, Usopp respects him a lot too. And protects his dream as well. HE DOESN’T ALLOW ANYONE TO LAUGH OF LUFFY’S DREAM.

Zoro and Luffy: this friendship it’s loyalty more than anything. They are all loyal to Luffy as captain and friend but Zoro definitely wins this award. I love this one just like I love the first one. Luffy’s personality works well with every member I have to say. Zoro is a lazy guy and a really serious man as well. And he respects Luffy more than anything, even if he acts like a kid, he recognizes him as his captain more than anything. And he protects his dream more than his own and that’s honestly beautiful. He was wiling to give up about his dream if he can protects his like like COME ON THIS FRIENDSHIP ITS GOALS. And Luffy as well, he trusts Zoro so much. Like I really love when Luffy is like: if Zoro says he will, then he will. I’ll leave it to him. He loves his vice-captain so much.

Zoro and Sanji: it’s actually a rivalry for not a real reason actually. Since little garden they established this rivalry because they couldn’t decide which of them brought the biggest animal to cook. This one it’s specially for comedy and I love it too. Like they fight for the tiniest thing but when it comes to help and works as teammates, they can relay on each other to accomplish that goal. Even if they fight a lot, I’d say it’s a good friendship between these two. I really loved how back in Foxy’s arc, Sanji asked him to be friends for 10 minutes and unite so they can win the game and Zoro was agree. When it comes to seriousness they have pretty much the same thoughts as well. And their nicknames are actually funny as well; ero-cook and marimo~ // Even if they can’t admit it they actually care for each other, they wouldn’t be the same with their partner of fights.

Nami and Luffy: Well, even if I secretly ship them as a couple, even if I don’t make a big deal for it since One piece it’s pretty awesome without romance and I would hate to see ships wars because of this, I’m going to focus on them like that; Luffy treats all his friends the same, of course he takes care of girls in his crew, I’m not saying they are weak but I bet he understands sometimes they need to be protected I guess. Nami’s personality it’s of the girl that doesn’t understand Luffy’s stupidness and it’s always hitting him for the ideas he jumps with. Even if she doesn’t posses haki lol. But never mind, this friendship/relationship have been developing through the series just like the others. At the beginning Nami didn’t trust any of them, but Luffy did since he met her. Luffy was the first one Nami asked for help after 8 years. I believe he became someone in her life with who she feels safe and protected from that moment. She’s the navigator and he’s the captain, she’s a part of as I call it, the coward group and it’s always arguing with a Luffy about the islands they should go, so at first she was always trying to persuade Luffy and avoid danger and the and Luffy would always win. But I feel like she doesn’t feel scare at all anymore. She respects him as captain even if she acts/looks like the actual captain sometimes and Luffy doesn’t seem mad at all about this, and what about him? Well, he decided she was going to be his navigator even after she betrayed them… even if Johnny told then she killed Usopp. He didn’t believe so..

Chopper and Usopp: as I mentioned with Luffy, they are around the same age and enjoy the same things like Franky’s creations. Chopper cares a lot for all his friends, but he spends most of his time with Usopp and is always believing what he says. I really like this friendship. Back in Water 7 when Luffy won against Usopp, he went down to take care of Usopp in tears even if he didn’t have to, that was honestly really touching for me because chopper really cares about his being. And well, they are really funny together!

Robin - Franky - Brook: I haven’t related them in special relationship YET. If you read above, I have focused in the firsts arcs and I was used to see all of them together. At least Robin, I really like her relationship with Usopp. He’s always scaring the shit of him and that’s really funny and she’s like the crew mom and chopper’s moma, she’s really cute with him. Brook and Franky joined the crew and fit perfectly with them. They create a really good friendship atmosphere. Franky Is really funny as well with Usopp and Chopper. And Brook can have a good time with all of them too, specially with Sanji from my perspective, pervs.

Nami - Usopp and Chopper: this is a really funny group. The coward group. Whenever they are together you know it will be fun. Just remember thriller back arc. I laughed a lot with them. Like they are cowards but when they have to fight, they fight. Normally it’s really funny when they are together so I really like them!

Sanji - Zoro - Luffy: The monster trio. Do I have to write much reasons about this one? They are the strongest of straw hats crew and I really love how Sanji and Zoro are always taking away the enemies when the boss is coming. I really love the way they act around each other too, they are really funny too because Luffy is the one who jumps with stupid ideas and he would get hurt in s comic way from both rivals. This team works really well when it comes to fight. I really love seeing them together. And the fact that they can beat anyone but the three of them lose against Nami by herself lol.

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!!!! I’m going down with this ship I love them so much !!!
I’m upset with those last 3 minutes of the episode though,,, why can’t the gay couple be legitimate, happy, and in love??? Leave them aLonE @ writers
Like seriously when Kevin was first introduced as a perfectly-fine-in-his-own-skin character, I was happy! When he got a love interest, Joaquin, in episode 4? I was ecstatic!!!
So Joaquin better not end up breaking sweet Kevin’s heart 😤😩

Ngl though, I think Joaquin is gonna accidentally fall in love with Kevin we all know it ;;;;)))))) like look at how hesitate he is about this when he talks about it with FP asdfghj

Donut for Donut (Thayne Jasperson X Reader)

Request!:Hey would it be okay if I requested a Thayne x reader where it’s the reader’s first day working backstage for Hamilton and Thayne gets a crush on them and it’s just a bunch of fluff? Thanks for reading! 

and this too

Umm I don’t know if you got this, so I guess I’ll send it again. I was hoping you could do a Thayne x reader where the reader works backstage and has a huge crush on Thayne but is too shy to tell him so the cast go and set them up, thanks!

Paring: Thayne Jasperson X Reader

TW: anxiety, shyness, kissing, SO MUCH FLUFF I WANNA CRY

WC: 1265

A/n- IF IT SAYS JON I MEAN JON RUA IF IT SAYS GROFF I MEAN GROFF\ ALSO I KINDA DIDNT FOLLOWE THE REQUEST PERFECTLY BUT I LIKE HOW IT CAME OUT

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You stood in the lobby of the Richard Rodgers theater, scared to go through the second door. You had procrastinated coming here all day. You had gone to the park, petted dogs, gone to a bakery and picked up a shit ton of bagels, and now you were here with three boxes of donuts in your hands. Suddenly, the door opened and Lin, your boss, head popped out.

“Y/n! There you are!” He exclaimed and exited the door, going to give you a hug.

“Here I am…” You exclaimed warily. He stepped back and looked at you worriedly.

“They’ll love you Y/n. We’re glad to have you on the crew!”

You nodded, “Glad to be here.”

“Come on, let me introduce you.” Lin took your arm and pulled you into the theatre. Everyone was currently on break from rehearsal and talking to each other. Lin told you to wait at the front of the stage while he got everyone’s attention.

“Listen up!” He exclaimed. Some of the cast turned to him. Alex whistled to get the rest’s attention. The conversations died down and Lin clapped his hands together, “First things first, I would like to introduce our new crew member, Y/n L/n!”

‘Whoop’s and clapping proceeded.

“Would you like to give a few words?”

You shrugged, “Okay..”

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Another Rant

Book stans are so confusing. I’m literally debating a girl on Facebook whose complaining (on the Shadowhunters official page might I add) that she hates the show because Clace isn’t getting enough attention and she wants the scene in the Seelie Court already because the show doesn’t understand that Jace and Clary are ‘soul mates’ and they’re dragging out the sibling thing.

Like seriously? Jace and Clary have been believed siblings for seven episodes. SEVEN. Are you really that impatient?! Can you not last five minutes without the only white!het!ship of the series?! Not to mention this complaint was commented below the sneak peek of Magnus and Alec playing pool on their date. You’re trying to take away from Malec and the date we’ve been waiting on since the beginning of time by complaining about the lacking of Clace?! I’m baffled. I really am.

I have no words.

sims!d*s/ladybug camping trip

so my sims 4 screenshots have been piling up forever, so i’m just gonna drop the camping trip even tho it’s way off from where i last posted

also because these have been sitting on my hard drive since last year:

…and i’d like to get rid of them lmao.

Things to know:

  • Vix and Kou are married, and they have 3 kids: Nolan [teen] and Shiori [child, named for kou’s sis] who came with, and Olivia [nearly young adult] who stayed home cos there wasn’t room on the lot for her lmao. 
  • Adrien and Marinette are dating. They do not know about each other’s identities.
  • Adrien and Kou are best friends, and Shiori has a little girl crush on Adrien. [it was stupidly cute, she would seek him out anytime the fams hung out together lol]
  • Vix and Nino are work buddies [via their musical careers].
  • Nino and Alya are still only close friends but there’s UST 8D

anyway, prepare for action and adventure, drama and danger, love and betrayal lol…and just. lots and lots and lots of pictures under the cut.

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Revenge, Interrupted (Steroline Fanfiction) - Chapter 1

Fake Dating AU.

Prompt: “Our asshole mutual friends set us up on a blind date and didn’t tell us it was a blind date, so instead of getting to know each other we spent the entire ‘date’ scheming against them and decided an awesome way to get back at them would be to pretend to date and then have a horrendous breakup but now that we’re two months into this charade we’re not sure what’s real and what’s fake anymore” AU (credit)

Setting: This is a human AU, basically they’ve just graduated college and moved to the same city. Bonnie, Elena and Damon went to the same college and Caroline went to a different one and has never met Stefan or Damon, until now!

Ships: Steroline, Bonenzo and Delena (I don’t ship DE but this is an AU so they’re fine here I promise)

A/N: This is going to be super cliche and fluffy but I think our fandom needs that right now! This is also my first non angst fic and my first complete AU fic, I hope you guys like it.


[AO3]

[Ch 2] [Ch 3] [Ch 4] [Ch 5] [Ch 6] [Ch 7] [Ch 8] [Ch 9] [Ch 10]

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No but pretty much everyone has a love interest apart from certain ones for obvious reasons but someone who doesn’t have a love interest and is long overdue one… Raven! And who does she have the best chemistry with and is getting closer by the minute to?…. Luna!

Ugh seriously… How amazing would it be to see those two strong women together? And Luna would be SO good for Raven… Not to mention it would be the least problematic relationship on the entire show, the healthiest and one that everyone could get behind.

All aboard the Sea Mechanic ship! I’m already in deep and there’s no going back now. I look forward to seeing how this particular relationship develops!

Well, you know… After the final episode, I always wanted to put this beautiful music for Samurai Jack, for good reasons… But… I don’t know…

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I don’t know what to say, maybe… I’m sad, happy, concerned, well, very, very awful for Jack… Really, my poor cute cinnamon roll T-T (Bitch, shut the fuck up! Oh, hell no!)

Ok, ok, people calm down, calm down!!

I made a list of all good things about each episode of SJ

  1. Episode I - A super badass intro with a samurai driving a metal horse of hell (Holy shit, The Ultimate Samurai)
  2. Episode II - The Ecstasy of Gold (yes dude, best part!)
  3. Episode III - “The decisions you make and the actions that follow are a reflection of who you really are”
  4. Episode IV - Pffff… “I like the back fur!” Oh, and the bug scene (Daughter Ashi loves Ladybug LOL)
  5. Episode V - Tiny Ashi, the Creepy Guy and more Stylish Jack
  6. Episode VI - “Never Forget Samurai Jack” and Ashi’s Beautiful Transformation (TinkerBell or some Sailor Moon costume)
  7. Episode VII - Tea Time or Cha-no-you… Oh, right… R.I.P Jack’beard (Dammit whyyyy???)
  8. Episode VIII - Uhhh… Damnit… Well, Jack’s fish-shaped head and he still is a cute cinnamon role? (Huh? Well yeah, I think)
  9. Episode IX - Ahhh… WTF?! So Aku it’s the REAL father of Ashi?!! Well, I did not see that coming… ¡Ah, yeah, turu-tututuru! R.I.P Scaramouch
  10. Episode X - OMFG, THE BEST FUCKING BATTLE OF THE FUCKING YEAR, YUUUUSSSSS!! (Oh, wait, If Aku dies… then that means Ashi never existed… oh, ok) (Oh, shit)

Huh, I really feel awful for Jack, cuz at the end, he lost the only person who mattered to him, and who he knew as for… ten episodes (weeks maybe? Ugh, I don’t fucking now). Wow, it was really an unexpected twist, but… That does not change MY perspective. I mean, I feel very, very, VERY bad for him… But I did not shed a tear at the last moment, yes, poor Jack, poor Ashi, Jesus, somehow I already knew it… 

I hate to be right.

I’m sorry for all people who likes Jashi, but… whoops, all we knew (or maybe not) from the first episode that once Jack defeated Aku, the future would change. And actually I don’t know how others are feeling this morning… dissapointing? angry? sad? happy? HOLY FUCKING JESUS, STOP.

Yes, I might have hoped for a better ending, with a super battle that really impressed me (Fucking seriously dude???) (No bitch, no, you just don’t understand but watching all the people that Jack gave them hope made me scream of happiness).

I personally would have seriously preferred that the final battle be commanded by King Jack and his first-chapter clothes (yes honey, like The Ultimate Samurai), along with the Scotsman and his daughters, along with Ashi wearing his white kimono and her own weapons (as well as having her onion-shaped hair) and along with everyone Jack has met against Aku… Just like the final comic… NOT A VERY FAST ENDING OR A FUCKING WEDDING… OMG, seriously?! Just one minute and everything went to hell… Are you kidding me?? 

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The other thing is that I feel very bad for Ashi, because I think she deserved more opportunities, she is a very lovely character, and although most of the fandom is crying because she “died”, I still think she was a great help for Jack, romantically (uggghh) or as a daughter (yup, that’s me). 

At the end Jack was able to achieve his goal, and that should matter.

THANK YOU GENNDY FOR THIS WONDERFUL CARTOON

Well, even if this is over, I will still ship Samurai Bravo, I will still see Ashi as a daughter for Jack, I WILL still love gay couples, the world it’s gonna kill me, but hey… Even if we do not match between… kind of ships (if I dare to say), I feel great because Samurai Jack has had the best and sad end deserved after so long. (If you don’t like that, you can kiss my ugly ass)

ALRIGHT PEOPLE, LOVE YOU, AND GOOD NIGHT!

ignore the banner I made in like 2 minutes but I have officially hit one thousand followers!!! I seriously cannot believe this many people follow me and have stayed here with this trash blog. I thought I would give back to you guys a little by doing make me choose edits! 


rules: 

- please be following me

- reblog this post

- send me an ask making me choose between two characters, ships, places, etc.

- be patient with me please! I’m going to do them all as soon as I can, but if I get busy it may take longer!

that’s it and again thank you all so much!

F O L L O W  F O R E V E R 

Okay I know people normally do these when they hit a mile stone, but my most recent milestone was 35 people ago, and I just feel like loving on people who are the bomb, so thats what Imma do. Is this old school of me? Oh well.

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@doryrpt ;; we’ve known eachother for what? 5 years now? thats nuts! you’re amazing, and you always back me up, and I always know I can talk to you about just about anything, and thats amazing in someone–especially someone you met online. I’m so happy youre going to be in my wedding, and I love that you enjoy ragging on Danny as much as I do

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@dreambcy ;; we’ve had our ups and downs, but you always come in clutch. We’ve been through so much, between 5 hour long phone calls and resisting the urge to slap a hoe, to having some of the most amazing plots ever, and still to this day one of my all type most iconic ships.

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@khevinday ;; can I just point out that you literally live 3 minutes away from me, and we’ve never met in person?????? that deserves a post all in itself. You are iconic, and talented, and I really wish we were closer, but I feel honored to even consider you a friend!

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@anwcrhadid ;; Dear Slim, I wrote but you still ain’t callin, I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom, I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ‘em. Okay but seriously the shit you release is iconic and I love your content and I love how much better you make me feel about myself when I release content.

✧—* » AND FOR SOME AMAZING MUTUALS….

ya’ll are the magic that makes my dash a little more beautiful, but i bolded some people that although i did put a specific section, have a huge place in my heart due to their amazing friendship and inspiration. 

@abbeyofrp, @beaofrps, @beatriceofrp, @belamyblake, @beyrps, @blossomrps, @caithelps, @calmrpt, @chardcnnay, @cheshireofrph @chrissyteigcn, @cindykimbrly @coldncss @complainingrp @dear-indies, @doverpt, @dreamrph, @enigmarpts @essyrpt @f5rph , @gasolinaofrp, @geraldgillumz, @gloryrpt, @harlquinz, @hostiledrpt, @intcrnets, @jenncrs, @kcleendiaz, @kendalljenncr, @kierofrp, @kiimwonpil, @larracvente, @lcvato, @lilicollins, @lmfaorpt, @lodgetalks, @lolarph, @magsmoneymils, @mandywrites, @mcrieofrp, @mellierph, @messrpt, @museinspo, @musepirations, @musingrps, @ncfrauds, @nickrobnsn, @nyledimarcowrites, @orneryrps, @phctoshop, @pocmuzings, @rcsegold, @rcsegolds, @reinhrt, @rencissance, @rptgoddess, @serenity-rps, @softrpt, @stockhclm, @sturmhond, @sunsrpt, @susierpt, @swintrpt, @sybvritic, @tandydowen, @unpopularofrph, @vclmas, @wclfiecindy, @ycgami, @zyndaya

So as someone who has just joined the Samurai Jack fandom last week (when I binge-watched season 5 to see what all the hype is about) and I’ve just discovered the very popular ship Johnny Bravo x Samurai Jack…

Now as someone who spent their whole childhood in the UK with only 5 channels (and therefore only started to discover CN shows on the internet from when I was about 14), I had to do some searching to try and figure out why this was a thing. They’re in completely separate shows! How did this happen? But basically to cut a long story short…

Did this seriously only exist because of a 1 minute long CN short about them doing laundry???

  • *otp has a moment*
  • Me: Yasss, bitches! Did you fucking see that?! I have to go into the tag!
  • *opens Tumblr*
  • Me: Rejoice my fellow shippers, we have been blessed by our otp...wait a minute...
  • *sees antis and spam fill the tag*
  • Me: The fuck...? What is this bullshit doing here?
  • Spam: *Irrelevant links*
  • Anti: This ship is so gross they are like FRIENDS, blah blah blah *otp sucks*
  • Me: Seriously where is this trash coming from?

Woooo the party is on now!
I am actually far above hundred followers by now, but I thought better now than later!

When I made this blog – and joined the League of Legends-fandom for the very first time – shortly after Rakan’s and Xayah’s release, I honestly couldn’t have known how attached I would become to this muse? Unfortunately around that time I also started to work in my real life, and that for literally half of the day on workdays, so I was not as active as I wanted to be. Most of my activity is on weekends since I’m mostly too tired to work on Rakan; and overall I am so extremely slow to write starters, answer my inbox and whatnot, that I am really grateful that so many people follow me nonetheless! I might not deserve as many in the very end since I’m probably the slowest roleplayer in the entire fandom. Like – seriously, guys, look at my blog. It’s like mostly me rambling about my birp-boy via headcanons and me writing tons of things with my  -personal, yeah seriously, don’t touch her – Xayah ( @violetrebcl ).

I am super happy that there are some people who like how I write and how I interpret Rakan. As I’ve stated so many times before I always try to be as close to canon as possible while giving my muse a soul and an own life. Thank you for giving me the chance to write him like this! All people I’ve spoken to in ooc are like…super friendly, overall? I am actually not used to it that people inside a fandom are so friendly to each other; at least this is how I view it!

So yeah, thank you for checking out and staying here! And helping me to develop my Rakan further!

Now to some people I wanna mention~ (under read more because kinda long.)

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anonymous asked:

OMG our Ariana Grande is back and she supports Eremika<3 (pls get it, cause you look like her a lot ya know). This episode was awesome, i mean i'm dying rn

I didn’t want to watch it at first because I was too scared. Seriously, I’ve been staring at the episode without playing it for like 10 minutes wondering “Should I really watch this? Yeah I can do it! No I can’t!”. But damn. They fricking nailed it. I’m so happy you can’t even imagine. 

Also I’m having fun watching the haters trying to throw shade at the ship.

Come on

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You can’t deny this happened.

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Aozora Clubbing Heart part 1

Plot: Mari and Kanan invite everyone to go out clubbing, which hasn’t happened since Kanan and Mari got them all kicked out of and banned from a club for drunk and disorderly conduct. It’s going to be a very wild night.

Pairings: KananMari, RubyMaru, ChikaRiko, YouYoshiko (Sorry Dia)

SFW with strong language, adult content [alcohol, sexual innuendos, hot kisses, and a lot of touching]

Summary: Everyone is thirsty and not just for alcohol

5k words

A/N: This fic is spliced between EVERYONE’S POV’s. Everybody is aged up and you can technically consider this a College AU. I try not to favor anyone, but some segments are longer than others due to content and me having a good time writing it hahaha.


Ruby isn’t sure why Dia insists on tagging along. These kinds of events are usually beneath her, and she’s already promised not to drink. As the youngest, she’s used to being the DD and Ruby doesn’t particularly care for drinking anyways.

“It’s not fair for you to have to babysit seven unruly drunks,” Dia affirms, but Ruby knows her sister well enough to pick up on when she secretly wants to do something. Dia visibly shudders. “And besides, the last time we were all together you saw things you should never have to see.” This was also true.

“Mari and Kanan apologized already. They even promised that the club we’re going to doesn’t allow table-dancing.”

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Hippocampus

I occasionally tap into the energy of my parents’ house to do a quick check on the wards there. When I did this a few months back, I noticed that there was a new presence hanging out in the pool. I finally got the chance to astral journey there and see what’s up.


I use my altar there as an access point to the house and step out into my room. I say hello to the land guardian who doesn’t even look up from the book that he’s reading as he sits on my bed. Leaving him, I make my way outside to the pool where a hippocamus with aqua-colored scales quickly swims to the far end away from me. His fishtail undulates through the water like a seahorse’s and his translucent, dark blue mane floated in the air like steam. As I sit down on one of the nearby chairs, he nervously glances over his shoulder multiple times as if to keep checking if I were still there.      

“Hello,” I finally say, breaking the silence. “Ah!! I’m sorry!! I’ll be leaving right away,” he skitters over to the edge of the pool and hastily throws his webbed hoofs onto the concrete trying to hoist himself out. “Woah, woah woah! You don’t have to leave!” I exclaim as I move over to him to try and coax him back into the pool. Up close, I realize how small he is, no bigger than your average-sized human. He doesn’t respond to my urges and instead keeps struggling to pull himself out, “No, I’m sorry! I don’t want to be a problem or burden!! Sorry to bother you, Captain, uh…?”

“Doom, Captain Doom,” of course I give him the name that I actually use with spirits and not the comical nickname that my friends gave me. I don’t think I’d be taken seriously if I went around calling myself “Captain Doom”. However, I’m entertained by how he called me a captain based on my pirate attire and decide to talk to him about my ship and the only crew member that I currently have. My stories calms him down a bit and he relaxes back into the water.

When our conversation reaches a lull, I ask where he’s from. “The beach!” he chirps. “The beach? What are you doing here then?” I question. The beach is only at most 10 minutes away from the house so for a hippocampus to choose to live in a small pool over the wide open ocean struck me as odd. “Because the pool is warmer,” he answers. I shake my head, “I don’t believe it. How can this pool be hotter than the ocean? I mean there’s the solar panels but I can’t see them helping that much.” Silly me forgot that while, yeah, a smaller body of water will lose heat faster than a large one, it’ll also gain heat faster. “It’s true! It’s true!” the hippocampus exclaims as he enthusiastically bobs up and down.   

“Aren’t you supposed to be in a herd or something? I can’t imagine a hippocampus would like travelling alone,” a voice from behind me interrupts. I turn around to see the land guardian leaning against a wall with crossed arms. “What?” he says, “I just wanted to see how you were going to handle the situation.” I step away from the hippocampus and approach the guardian, “And what is your opinion on it?,” I ask.  “I want him gone!” the guardian growls while cutting his clawed hand through the air, “He doesn’t belong here and I don’t need him bothering the residents.” The hippocampus speaks up, his voice weak and cracking, “B-But Mr. A and Captain Doom, I haven’t hurt anybody! I haven’t eaten anything and I don’t try to talk to anyone. I just like the warmth.” As he finishes, he meekly shrinks down into the water, nervously awaiting our response.

“You haven’t eaten at all?!” I ask in surprise, “But you’ve been here for at least two months! What do you even eat?” He quietly answers, “Kelp. That’s why I haven’t eaten anything.” The guardian impatiently beats his wings, “Don’t get distracted, Captain,” he says my title with mocking distaste, “This creature cannot be allowed to remain here.” He jabs a finger in the direction of the hippocampus and declares, “You must leave come the first day of summer. I think that’s a pretty generous date.” Turning back to me he says, “Captain, can you ensure that the hippocampus is gone by the first day of summer?” It was more of an order than a request but I would have said yes either way.

“Good! Then it looks like my work is done here. Ha! It seems like I handled the situation for you, Captain. Say, since when did you start going by “Captain” anyway?,” he plays with the feathers on my hat as he asks that. “There’s been a lot of changes since we last met,” I answer. “I’ll bet,” he steps back, spreads his wings, and takes off, flying away. I direct my attention back at the hippocampus who speaks before I do, “I’ll be gone by the first day of summer, don’t you worry!” He says that while looking completely worried himself. I wonder if he’s afraid of something at the beach or if he’s scared to be without his herd. I decide not to ask just yet and instead offer him food. I tell him that while not kelp, I do have nori in the house and fetch it for him. The nori is too thin for him to eat, he can’t chew it as he’s used to and it just sticks to his teeth.

I offer lettuce for him to try instead but he’s suddenly wary of my largesse. “Why are you giving me so much food? Do you have some devious plan?” he questions. “What are you talking about?” I ask in confusion. “You must want something if you’re being this nice to me,” he explains. He can’t bring himself to look me in the eyes as he states that but he still feels a little more confident than before, or maybe just serious. Since I want to make his future departure a smooth transition, I decide that having an amiable relationship would be a good idea. So, I hopped to my ship in the astral and my one-member crew and I harvested some kelp for the hippocampus to eat. I brought it back to him but he still regarded it with fearful suspicion. I decide to just to bet on time giving me the chance to improve our relationship and left.