gaming with your parents

Cooperstown, New York -- 1999

The girl with the long blonde hair has been staring at you all week. You wonder if it’s because you’re the only kid there who doesn’t play any of the games. 

A month and a half ago your parents shipped you off to a baseball themed youth camp. You assume it’s punishment for your failing grades, as they seem incredibly angry about that. You don’t really care. School is just where you go to get beat up and ignored or lectured for beating someone else up in response. The educational aspects are minimal. A couple english teachers have taken a shine to you, and the A/V teacher liked you before you broke a VHS tape smashing it into someone’s face. For the most part, though, you’re indifferent to school. Violence and nonsense are simply interchangeable aspects of life that come at your from all angles. How are you supposed to care about social studies when you know by sixth period you’ll have either been punched in the face or have punched someone in the face? Detention is a joke. You don’t really mind detention, it’s a fine place to read, and you were never in any rush to get home. 

The girl with the long blonde hair has boobs. You’ve recently realized you very much like boobs. You don’t know particularly why, and all the psychology and sociology textbooks you’ve read on the subject have byzantine, incomplete answers. You’ve been reading up on sexuality, because you’ve been masturbating damn near constantly, but you have really no idea what’s going on. She sure does have nice boobs, though. 

The other day you were forced to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Naturally, you left immediately and walked the long stretch of road back to the camp, ignoring everyone who stopped and offered you a ride. You’re far out in the middle of nowhere, and you know for a fact small towns are full of untrustworthy, doltish rapists. Everywhere in the news it seems to report that small towns are just hotspots of rape and idiocy. People just raping and accidentally murdering each other. You think the crime in your neighborhood was bad, with all the stabbings and drugs, but it seems preferable, almost stable to the horrorshow of small towns. There’s an arcade just outside of the camp you go to a lot, that has several action-western games you enjoy. There’s a petting zoo near that, and one day you went there, and pet a sedated tiger. It was gigantic, and softer than normal cats. You wonder if it would like you if it wasn’t asleep, but the zookeeper seems certain it wouldn’t. 

The counselors at camp don’t like you at all. They don’t like your violent temper, or how you swear, or how you’re frequently disparaging of baseball, or that you refuse to participate in anything. Several of them refer to you as “Zero”, for reasons that escape you. Most of them are not that much older than you. The guys at camp 2 across the way bullied you, so you burned down their showers. The mystery of how the showers caught on fire has been going around, but no one blames you, because you don’t ever do anything. Now the guys in camp 2 have to wash themselves in the freezing lake, and you watch from the piers, dourly amused. 

You’ve brought two CDs with you. Huey Lewis & The News’ “Sports” and Raekwon’s “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”. You brought four shirts, two pairs of pants, and approximately one hundred books in two suitcases. You’re going to run out of books soon, and you’re pretty sure that’s going to be bad for the health and welfare of the next person to give you flack. You don’t think there’s any bookstores in town, another sign these places are awful, and no one else brought any books. You can’t ask the counselors for books, because they’ll try to get you to play those stupid games. 

The other kids at the camp don’t like you either, but you haven’t got the energy to care. They come from all over the state and have dreadful, boring stories of caring families and intricate affections and insubstantial joys. You broke a plate over the head of the last kid who gushed to you about how happy he was to be at baseball camp, and now whenever you walk down the hill between the three camps, he’ll see you, and run away. You don’t have any real feeling on that, one way or another. Fear is useful, but not terribly entertaining. You briefly debate attacking a counselor to get out of camp, but they’re all in startlingly good shape. 

The girl with the long blonde hair is walking towards you. You’re at the end of the pier, hucking rocks at the faraway kids on the paddleboats. They’re too far away, but it amuses you to try. You’ve been wondering if you can get an N64 when you get back. Those look fun. You have an SNES, but it glitches out every now and again, the color washing out on the old television into black and white. You’ve played black and white Link To The Past many times now. 

She’s got a joint. Now you’re interested. You’ve only smoked weed a couple times before, and you’ve enjoyed it, but find the experience confusing. It seems to crowd a lot of feelings into you in a very short period of time, which then immediately dissipate. You’re very unsure what that is, and when you try to describe it to the people you smoke with, they say it’s a little different for everyone. She passes you the joint, and you accidentally take a titanic hit, and everything gets a little swimmy and pleasant but also sweaty and suddenly you’re struck by the fact she really has great boobs and is talking to you, and you’re an angry, tiny, gross nobody who doesn’t know how to get along with anyone. 

After a few mumbling exchanges she outright propositions you. This piques your interest, but also freaks you out. On some level you never expected to get along with anyone long enough to have sex with them. You’ve read a lot of Penthouse, and it seems like people have to either be total strangers with an instant attraction or in some kind of strangely affectionate but broken marriage in order to have sex. You’ve read a couple Hustlers, but you find their gynecological obsessiveness and fixation on base prurience kind of dull. There’s no articles. 

You agree, trying to figure out if you sound too enthusiastic or not enthusiastic enough. In a moment, you realize she’s too high to care. 

She takes you back to her tent, and introduces you to a world that will both dominate and degrade your senses for the rest of your life. Huey Lewis is playing. It doesn’t take long. You try again, but it doesn’t seem to work, and you’re moderately embarrassed. She just smokes more weed, and asks you questions you have no answers to. 

After that, you head back down to the pier, and sit there, again, ruminating on what happened. It was kind of gross, but kind of fun. You had expectations, from reading so many sex scenes in books, but you never really assumed it would really be like that, either. You feel oddly lonely, as well, in a way you’ll never be able to articulate. But you also feel normal in a new way, something you didn’t expect. Sex is something everyone does. It’s unifying. Normal people and weird people do it. Normal people do it weirdly and weird people do it normally, according to some of the literature. 

You realize you’ve left your Huey Lewis CD in your tent, which is an excuse to go see her again. The water in the always cold lake is still, now that the paddleboats are gone.

Maybe tomorrow you’ll try fighting a counselor after all. 

Let’s play, “was I abused” game! Reblog and bold the things your parents have done to you! Italicize if you’re not sure. (copy paste it all and then bold)

Physical abuse

  • parent slapped me to prove their point/teach me a lesson
  • parent spanked me as a “punishment” saying it was for my own good
  • parent pulled on my hair to force me to move
  • parent threw things at me while angry, things heavy enough to hurt me
  • parent trapped me into a room/corner so I couldn’t escape them
  • parent hit me when I wouldn’t obey them/tried to confront them
  • parent used a twig/stick/belt to lash at my body
  • parent grabbed me to force me to pay attention to them
  • parent pinned me down and physically prevented me from escaping
  • parent brought me into situations where I feared for my life
  • parent made it painfully obvious for me that I’ll obey them or suffer injuries
  • parent threatened to beat me if I wouldn’t do as they say
  • parent forcefully fed me something I refused to eat 
  • parent made an attempt at strangling/drowning/burning me
  • parent banged my head/body into the wall/furniture
  • parent forced me into sexual activities

Emotional abuse

  • parent called me derogatory names and slurs more than once
  • parent said my name mostly with hatred and scorn in their voice
  • parent degraded and humiliated me in front of others for fun
  • parent insulted and devalued something really important to me
  • parent deprived me of something that meant the world to me
  • parent yelled and swore at me in anger more than once
  • parent blamed me for things that were out of my control/not my fault
  • parent shamed me for my physical appearance
  • parent guilt-tripped me for not pleasing them well enough
  • parent regarded me as a burden, and shamed me for needing them at all
  • parent insisted I couldn’t take a joke after I got hurt from their insults
  • parent never comforted me/got angry if I reached for comfort
  • parent punished me for crying/showing fear/showing trauma symptoms
  • parent humiliated me for showing excitement and happiness
  • parent subtly let me know that my feelings and my problems don’t matter
  • parent got angry at me for feeling depressed/angry/tired/suicidal
  • parent blamed me for feeling depressed/angry/tired/suicidal
  • parent compared me to cousins/other children to prove how I’m the worst
  • parent decided for me how I feel when it was convenient for them
  • parent told me that I was crazy/delusional/need to be locked away
  • parent threatened me with kicking me out/sending away if I don’t change
  • parent refused to accept my sexuality/tried to force it to change
  • parent required for me to act normal to protect family’s reputation
  • parent isolated me from family activities they all enjoy
  • parent assured me that nobody will ever want me 
  • parent insisted that I was lucky and that I could have had it much worse
  • parent made me responsible for their well being and made me the caretaker
  • parent insisted that their harmful acts were all made “out of love”
  • parent demanded me to be available for their requests at any time
  • parent punished me for trying to establish boundaries
  • parent destroyed my belongings as a revenge
  • parent made inappropriate sex jokes and comments in my presence
  • parent denied doing any of this and insists that all the blame is on me

Psychological Abuse

  • parent kept pointing out my flaws as proofs that I wont achieve anything
  • parent called me stupid, incompetent, ignorant, while withholding information that I needed to know in order to complete tasks
  • parent would change their side of the agreement in crucial moment and then pretend it was obvious from the start
  • parent stalked me/distrusted me without any reason/invaded my privacy
  • parent attacked my insecurities and vulnerabilities in any argument
  • parent forced me into degrading actions while they watched me do it 
  • parent threatened to leave me
  • parent accused me regularly of behaving the way they did
  • parent never acknowledged, praised or approved of my actions
  • parent always demanded they are right without any proof/explanation
  • parent insisted that they’re a great parent using financial support as proof
  • parent insisted that I should be grateful for how good they are to me
  • parent gaslighted me and tried to make me believe my memories weren’t real if I confronted them with what they did


  • parent didn’t notice I haven’t been eating properly
  • parent didn’t notice I was sick/didn’t care for me while I was sick
  • parent didn’t notice I was injured
  • parent didn’t notice I didn’t have clothes/shoes I needed for school
  • parent didn’t notice I suffered from trauma 
  • parent didn’t notice I was anxious and stressed
  • parent didn’t notice I was depressed
  • parent didn’t notice I was cutting myself
  • parent didn’t notice I was suicidal
  • parent didn’t notice I was being sexually abused
  • parent didn’t notice I was being bullied
  • parent failed to get me medical attention when it was needed
  • parent failed to teach me the very basics of self care
  • parent didn’t seem to notice any of my needs and feelings except the absolute minimum I required to survive
  • when I notified them of these things, they denied it, accused me of lying, decided it wasn’t happening and/or blamed me for it

Financial Abuse

  • parent made me feel ashamed for needing money
  • parent made me feel like I’m a financial burden to them
  • parent only gave me minimal money to survive 
  • parent made sure I never have a decent amount of money on me
  • parent took the money I earned from me
  • parent used the money to blackmail me (if you continue this way let’s see who will pay for your bus ticket!)
  • parent insisted since they “pay for my stuff” they have the right to control my behaviour and actions
  • parent had enough money for luxury but kept me without anything
  • parent refused to get my medicine/get me medical attention because it’s too expensive while they got everything for themselves
  • parent would keep me anxious over if they would pay my expenses or not
  • parent would make me do as much work for them as possible before they would pay for a necessity
  • parent kept me in the dark over family finances even when I was of age
  • parent would make sure I never have enough money to escape them

If you bold more than 5 things, you have been through abuse. For some particular ones, even one true thing on this list means you’ve been badly harmed by your parents. Also this list is not complete, there are many more abusive behaviours not listed here, feel free to add!

Being Mycroft and Sherlock’s little sister would include...

  • being considered the ‘normal’ one in the family
  • actually enjoying family meetings and seeing your parents and brothers
  • being just as smart as both of them, though you somehow got all the social skills
  • flirting with Moriarty just to piss both of them off
  • John always asking you for help when Sherlock behaves even stranger than he usually does
  • always stopping by unannounced to visit them, to both of their dismay
  • forcing Sherlock to play board games with you
  • your parents always calling you to ask how your brothers are doing cause they never answer the damn phone
  • occasionally checking up on Mycroft since he’s way too involved in his work
  • going on crime scenes with Sherlock whenever you’re bored

game show idea: your parents have to use your computer to download a file from a site w/o clicking the fake links and spam and dangerous popups and then install it w/o clicking the install bing and download toolbar options and you just sit there behind the scenes yelling as they click the 20th fake download button

Parents meeting...
  • Teacher: So, your Em's parents?
  • Parents: Yes, yes we are. How is her behavior here?
  • Teacher: Might I say. You have such a kind and intriguing child.
  • Parents: Oh, that's great to hear. What does she usually do?
  • Teacher: Well, your daughter likes greeting the teachers loudly by saying "Top of the morning to ya!" in an Irish accent. In some mornings it's "Good Mythical Morning". She doesn't swear like the other kids, she often uses words that seem like Swedish. She calls our youngest teacher a "cinnamon roll" while she called the Math teacher a "meme lord". She has a bit of a trouble in Philosophy because of her habit of laying down on the floor and muttering things about her own existence.
  • Parents: ...
  • Teacher: Oh, there are many more but I'm trying to figure out what a burgie and a wolf job is...
Sex in cartoons, then and now


The Simpsons: “Hey, maybe your parents are still having sex!”

King of the Hill: “Hey, maybe your parents are still having sex, but you shouldn’t ask them about it because that’s rude.”

Family Guy: “Hey, maybe your parents are still having sex while wearing tight leather and pretending they’re characters from movies, cartoons, and games!”

South Park: “Hey, maybe your parents are still having sex even though they should stop because they’re old and gross and do weird experimental things because they’re bored of each other!”


The Amazing World of Gumball: “Your parents were pregnant before they were married and keep their bedroom door closed for a reason.”

Star vs the Forces of Evil: “Your parents have seen each other naked more than you’ve seen yourself naked.”

The Loud House: “Your parents got thrown out of a hotel because they got caught playing grab-ass in the pool.”

Steven Universe: “Your parents are definitely still having sex. It’s a beautiful, wonderful bonding experience, it feels good on so many levels, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. You’ll understand sooner than you think. Now sit back, relax, and let me scare you half to death with some out of left field body-horror and themes of war, murder, and betrayal.”

MCL Boyfriend Headcanons: Their first Christmas with You!


I highly doubt he’d want to spend the entire Christmas day with his family after what happened with his dad and all. He would still want to buy them all gifts even if his relationship with his parents is kind of rocky. After giving them the gifts he would only stay for about an hour or two before leaving.

Since he would otherwise have been alone for the most of the holiday, he would be really happy if you invited him over. “Of course I’ll come over.” He would have a lot of fun participating in your family activities, playing games, laughing at your dad’s really bad jokes, etc. He and your parents are getting along great, and your grandparents absolutely adore him.

He’d probably bring a gift for your parents too, knowing him, trying to impress them and all. It’s be something like cute coffee mugs, or something practical like that.

He would probably wait until later to give you your gift because he would want to do it in a more private moment, where he wouldn’t be as embarrassed. He’ll take you outside on the porch, or maybe into the kitchen when no one is around. He would definitely buy you something really nice. Maybe a bracelet with yours and his initials engraved into it, and he’d get himself a matching ring band with the initials carved in the inside. He’d be all blushy faced before placing a slow and gentle kiss on your lips, telling you how much he loves you.


He usually hangs out with Lysander or on his own during the holidays because his parents are probably stuck in some delayed flight on their way home. It bums him out a bit every year but he doesn’t show it. So he really appreciates it when you ask him to spend the day with you because not only will he not be alone, but he’ll be with someone he loves very much.

Your parents start to warm up to him quite a bit but your dad is still watching him like a hawk whenever he gets a little too close to you for his liking. Your mom takes a picture of you when you aren’t looking which ends up being really cute because she would catch the way Castiel looks at you with such love in his eyes. Corny stuff.

He would probably freak out about what to get you cause he has no idea how to shops for girls but he tries really hard to think of something. Eventually he decides to get you a necklace with the letter ‘C’, and he gets himself the same thing but with the first letter of your name. He gives it to you as soon as he shows up, just kind of shoves it in your hand cause he’s a bit embarrassed and doesn’t want to do it in front of everyone. “Uhhh, I hope you like it. *blushing*” (He wears it all the time now and tends to kiss it when he misses you a lot or is nervous about something.)


Lysander would invite you and your parents to his parents’ house in the country, since he can’t exactly not spend the day with him. His mom cooks a mean meal and her pies, like I’ve said before are A+.

Your families get along really well together, and the mood is great. You play really funny games like ‘Pin the nose on the reindeer’, or maybe even charades if someone suggests it. Leigh and Rosa are there, and of course she’s taking pictures throughout the entire thing. She develops them and there are actually some really cute photos of you together, and the family.

His gift for you is very simple but very cute at the same time. It’s a picture of you two in a really nice double frame, with your names written on it with a fancy, cursive font. Inside the second panel of the frame is a poem he wrote for you, expressing his love and how grateful he is that you came into his life. He calls you his ‘gift’ and he feels like he doesn’t deserve you. He was worried that you wouldn’t like it, and he felt like he should have spent more money on it but his fears go away when he sees the smile on your face. He places gentle kisses all over your face, before pulling your closer to place a deep kiss on your lips.


He and his family end up coming to your house, and the day is extremely fun. His parents are awesome and super laid back, and your parents really hit it off with them. They bring a bunch of games like Twister, Uno, Jenga, really competitive ones like that. Armin actually really sucks at these games though so he’s kind of a bad sport and swears everyone is cheating, which ends up with everyone laughing at him. If you have any, he’s definitely going to be that boyfriend that really hits it off with your niece or nephew, teaching them how to beat levels on games and such.

His gift for you is probably something humorous, like those “I’m with stupid,” and “I’m stupid” couple shirts. Except yours is the “I’m stupid” shirt. He also gets you custom made matching mugs, with a heart on one side that has your names and relationship date in the middle, and the other side has a cute drawing of you and him as little chibi characters, holding hands. He also gives you a super pretty ring. He hugs you tight and places a fat smooch on your cheek.

He ends up staying over really late because your parents decide to have a few drinks which result in them talking all night. You two use your mugs to sip on some hot cocoa, and end up falling asleep on the couch together, snuggled in each other’s’ arms.


Kentin’s parents unfortunately had plans to hang with their friends later that night, so he spends the first half of the day with them, and then comes over to your house in the late afternoon or early evening. His parents sent gifts with him for your parents, and he brought over some chocolate chip cookies that his mom made.

Your family loves him because he’s such a sweet heart, and if you have any other family members there, he’s the boyfriend that all the little kids love and constantly ask him “Can you spin me around?” or “Can I get on your back?” They call him Kenny, which he hates but they’re just little kids so he doesn’t mind.

His gift is a build-a-bear, dressed like him. He also gets a custom dog tag made to put around the bear’s neck that says “Kentin and (your name), Forever” because he’s extremely cheesy like that. There’s also a box of your favorite candy to go along with it. He’s blushing a lot when he gives it to you cause 1. He thinks you may not like it, and 2. Again the entire gift is really cheesy. He grins when he realizes you love it and wraps you in his arms, kissing your forehead.

(Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope it was awesome for all of you, even if you don’t celebrate it <3 And remember to be grateful for everything you have! Gifts, family, etc., because some people could not enjoy today as much as the rest of us because they are unable to have those things.)


We gotta teach our young ones to love themselves❤❤ 🔁@queentamara87 - Children are still getting made fun of because their skin color in 2016? Smdh step up your game parents. Being woke ISNT A TREND, it is a way of life and you cannot switch it on and off. Melanin comes on all shades of beauty, teach your kids to love who they are from HEAD TO TOE! #loveyourself #melanin #allshadesofblack #beauty #blackpeople #blacklove #wakeup - #regrann #TheBlackMessiah #jay_poze14

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Little Sister

Brett Talbot X Reader

Word Count: 515

Requested: Anon

Request: Could you do A Brett talbot imagine where he meets your 5 year old little sister

Originally posted by stilinski-jpeg

Brett has asked you to come to his Lacrosse game, you wanted to go but then your parents asked you to babysit, Brett said that you could bring you little sister with you. Your parents had met Brett but most of the time your little sister had steered clear of him, it was your parents anniversary so that was why you were babysitting. So now you were chasing her around the house trying to get her ready. “Will you get back here.” You called, there was a knock at your door drawing your attention “It’s open!” You called standing up to take a breath, you’d been chasing your sister around for about an hour now.

“Are you missing something?” Brett asked walking in with your sister on his hip.

“I swear every time that we have places to go,” You mumbled as he sat in front of you, you grabbed the baby wipes and cleaned the face “You are a mess.”

“She’s cute,” Brett argued as he bounced her on his knee making her laugh.

“Mmm, ” You hummed as you put your shoes on. You walked over to the front door and grabbed her coat you turned to see Brett whispering something in her ear you raised an eyebrow as you asked “ready?”

“Totally.” Brett smiled standing up and taking the coat from you and helping her put it on.

“What did he tell you?” You asked.

“It’s a secret.” she whispered.

You were up on the bleachers after (Y/S/N) insisted that you sat down, you made sure that she ha a drink and something to eat while she watched the game, you were fussing over her when a shadow loomed over you, you glanced up and saw Brett “You okay?” You asked.
“Yeah are you okay?” he asked. You nodded and he leant down and kissed your forehead before ruffling your sister’s hair and running off before she could get him back. (Y/S/N) watched the game intently.
“(Y/N) what colour is Brett,” she asked.
“Green.” You smiled she then looked back at the field before talking again.
“What number?” she asked.
“28.” You answered and watched as her eyes searched the field for the number printed on the back of a green jersey. The game ended in a draw and you both waited for Brett to finish changing before you could go home. When he came out (Y/S/N) was leant up against you side falling asleep. Brett smiled before shifting his bag and then picking her up. “Let’s get going beautiful.” Brett smiled sticking his hand out for you to take.

You got home fairly quickly and put her in bed, once that was done you got changed yourself and climbed into bed resting your head on Brett’s shoulder before sighing. “I didn’t think she liked me,” Brett admitted while playing with your hair.
“She likes you.” You mumbled.
“Like you?” he asked.
“No, I love you.” You answered sleepily.
“I love it when you’re tired,” Brett smirked and you groaned before snuggling closer and finally falling asleep.

Requests and general question!

anonymous asked:

Here's a good nightmare: Faba stuck in an airplane and it's full of screaming children. They keep poking him and pulling at his clothes and at some point a kid smears food on him.

Send me a nightmare, if my character is scared of it, you win.

“Make it stop! I am begging you!” 

Texts Between Boyfriends (3?)-- Family Time

Even: isakkk

man of my life

fire in my heart

Isak: ??

Even: what are you doing today after school?


Even: that wasn’t funny last week, still not funny

Isak: It’s very funny. i stand by it


Originally posted by instalaugh

Isak: An Avengers gif? I thought those movies were below you

(pretentious dick)

Even: :(

anyway what are you doing after school?

Isak: idk it’s your family night isn’t it? so probably lay at home in bed and text you all night

Even: :D come to family night with me. parents are asking if you would

Isak: really? like play board games and shit with your parents and sister?

Even: ja

Isak: ok. cool. but you should know that I kick ass in monopoly


Even: i just texted your mom and she says you cheat

Isak: since when do you have my mom’s phone number?

Even: when we had dinner with her last week

Fuck teacher keeps looking suspiciously at me. meet you in KB when your classes are done! <3

Isak: ?!?! this conversation is not over?


Word of Caution for Parents and Adult Pokemon Go Players

My husband was grocery shopping today and witnessed this incident, and it made me concerned.

EDIT: It turns out this was not something my husband witnessed, but something he heard about. Still important.

An adult man was walking around the store trying to catch Pokemon, and he saw a kid who was doing the same. As he had just caught a really good Pokemon in the parking lot, he asked the kid if he could show him where it was. The kid agreed, and followed this stranger out of the store.

The adult realized that he had essentially just lured a kid away from his parents in a public place, and immediately told the kid to go back inside to his parents.

This guy clearly had no bad intentions toward the kid, but how easily could someone have done the same thing intentionally in order to abduct or harm a child? After all, people have already used Pokemon Go to commit armed robbery.

So I want to warn both adult (over 18) Pokemon Go players and parents of children who play the game.

Parents: If possible, go with your children when they go out to play the game. If that isn’t possible, be sure to have a conversation with them about strangers, even strangers who are playing the same game. It might be appropriate to point out the real cases of crimes committed using Pokemon Go so the kid understands that the threat is real.

Adult Pokemon Go players: Remember that minors are still minors, even if you’re both playing the same game. Don’t ask minors to follow you or join you in hunting Pokemon. Don’t meet up with minors for Pokemon hunting without parental consent.

You may have no bad intentions, but that might not stop you from being accused of something you didn’t do or try to do. False accusations could ruin your life. Plus, you don’t want to encourage minors to trust adults just because they’re playing the same game, because the next adult might not have such good intentions.

After seven years or so they developed Rampancy. The symptoms fo which include multiple personalities, delusions of Godlike power and contempt for their human creators. Sounds like puberty right Mum. (I’m so sorry)
—  Mike Channell,  OutsideXbox

That moment when you realise what you put your parents through is reflected in gaming.
From the video 9 Moments That Changed the Halo Universe Forever by @outsidexboxofficial
Imagine being a newly deaf mutant and one day you hear Professor X’s voice

Originally posted by netflixruinedmylifeimagines

You were sitting on the couch, watching as a game of football was on downstairs in the recreational room. Normally, your parents wouldn’t be down here with guests but seeing that your hometown football team was in their deciding game on whether or not they were going to the playoffs, it seemed like the appropriate fit. You used to love football, to cheer on your team at the top of your lungs, taunt the refs, and even talk to some of the neighbors and friends who were in attendance. Now you gazed over to the rest of the room as they all laughed, raised up their hands and cheered… but you couldn’t hear them. Now all you hear is constant silence due to the freak accident that happened not even four months ago. 

You were just at the wrong place at the wrong time and who would’ve thought that would happen when you were in a vocational school in Hawaii? That was before the bombing had started and hell was breaking loose all around, you remember scrambling to find a place to hide when a bomb dropped by your side causing you to have a splitting earache as you fell to the ground. The pain was horrendous as all around you the weapons were falling from the sky. You gazed up at the sky to see one falling down nearly on top of you, but before you could even say your prayers, a bubble with a mixture of brown and green formed around her and the bomb went off just outside of this bubble that was around you. You didn’t know it then but that was your gift from up above, a force field that kept you alive during the bombing at Pearl Harbor.

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