get to learn new things

You know what we need more of? Beginner’s classes for adults.

It’s supposed to be really, really good for you to keep learning new things as you age. It helps stave off strokes and dementia and Alzheimer’s and improves memory. And hey, learning stuff is fun.

But I really don’t want to be infantilized when I try to learn something. And I definitely don’t learn the way a child does. And honestly, what adult wants to be in the same class as children? Very few.

This occurred to me recently because I’d like to learn how to actually ice skate properly. My parents never signed me up for classes, because it wasn’t a thing they ever cared about or thought about. Now I’m in my twenties and want to learn, and also don’t want to be surrounded by a bunch of eight-year-olds who probably honestly skate better than I do. Because that’s embarrassing, and embarrassment is not how you learn.

Would it be good to lose the social stigma of being worse at something than a child? Yes. Hell yes. But we’ve got to start somewhere, and like I said: adults don’t really learn the way kids do, and a lot of people use these kinds of activities to make friends, and I don’t want to make friends with an eight-year-old, either.

So.

Beginner’s classes for adults. Let adults suck at stuff and learn how to get better and learn new things and broaden their horizons, while still being treated as adults. Classes for writing, for pottery, for chess, for art, for instruments, for singing, for sports, for chemistry. For everything, dammit.

a soft boy

Things People Don’t Tell You about Pet Birds

Here’s a list of things nobody told me before I got my bird.  You’re welcome to fact check and add your own experiences!  I hope this helps someone!

Possibly disturbing images of animal neglect below.

NEVER get a pet bird who lives alone a mirror for their cage.  They can choose their own reflection as a mate, which needless to say isn’t healthy and can be extremely sexually frustrating.  It’s much healthier to get even small birds foraging toys to entertain them.

BAD!

GOOD!

ALL birds need lots of social interaction if they’re going to remain mentally healthy!  This is especially important for birds that live in large groups in the wild like cockatoos, finches, and parakeets, but also true for “loner” birds like Senegals and African Greys.  Without the proper social interactions (hours a day with people or other birds) birds can get bored and pick up destructive habits like feather pulling, biting, and screaming, and even develop mental illnesses like depression or anxiety.  Yes, even parakeets.

Feather pulling removes a bird’s main way of staying warm, which can lead to life threatening things like hypothermia.

Parrot’s body temperatures are around 103 degrees Fahrenheit, much higher than humans, and largely thermoregulate through their feet.  Because of that and their small body size, they can get hyper or hypothermia fairly easily when compared to humans.  In hot months it’s important to provide them with a shallow dish of water they can cool off in, and in cold months, a heating pad or perch they can sit on to keep warm.  Parrots do best in a stable, relatively warm environment; while they can take slight changes, drastic changes in temperature can be very detrimental. Non-tropical/arid birds are a bit different from what I hear, so can’t really talk about them.

Parrot beaks constantly grow, so it’s important to provide lots of chewing fodder (I like to call them sacrifices) for your parrot to chew on or get their beaks trimmed by a professional.  

These can be hard calcium treats, wood, and other natural materials.  Some can be plastic but I wouldn’t recommend those as they can be swallowed and impede digestion or become a choking hazard.

Birds are prey animals!  They’re typically very nervous because they’ve been hardwired for centuries to be on the lookout for things that want to eat them.  They’ll get nervous around new things, strange noises, and new people.  They can learn to overcome some fears by careful desensitization, lots of social interaction, and a calm, careful owner.  It’s VERY important to keep them away from predatory animals (dogs, cats, etc.), as it can cause unnecessary stress on the animals.  If they absolutely have to interact, do so in a controlled environment and with one or both in separate carriers, cages, or pens.  Know your animals, pay careful attention to their body language, and be prepared to step in if either looks stressed or aggressive.

My parrot Apollo meeting my friend’s cat, the right way.

Just like humans, birds have dietary needs that must be met if they’re to remain healthy.  A few of the most important are Vitamin D (sunlight!), calcium (especially important in hens), and protein (required to grow healthy beaks, claws, and feathers).  The easiest ways to take care of the first two is to provide your bird with lots of sunlight (direct or indirect depends on the bird) and a constant supply of cuttlebones or calcium treats.  There are several different diet plans out there for all kinds of birds, but all agree that birds CANNOT live off nothing but seeds.  This can cause fatty liver disease and early death, even in otherwise healthy birds.  All parrots are usually fed a diet of pellets, fruits, and vegetables, but the ratios really depend on who you ask.

Here’s a few food pyramids for parrots:

Birds absolutely CANNOT be fed:

  • Avocados
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Any greasy, salty chips/popcorn or any processed “human food” 
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol (I shouldn’t have to say this)
  • Apple seeds
  • Feel free to add on

Before you feed your bird ANYTHING, please look it up and make sure it’s safe!

“I didn’t enjoy life very much because I was always sacrificing for the future. My whole life was about studying and working. I worked so many jobs. I went to college. I got my MBA. I didn’t travel very much. I didn’t get married. I didn’t have kids. All I wanted to do was feel secure. But I’ve had bad health problems my entire life. So I haven’t been able to save. And two weeks ago I lost my job. The job market is brutal when you’re my age. People don’t think you can learn new things. I can’t even get work as a clerk because they think I’m overqualified. I have no money now. I can barely afford food and transportation. I’ve spent my whole life sacrificing—just to one day feel secure. But it seems like it was all for nothing. And I have no idea what to do.”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

earlier today i was thinking about an au where ladybug and chat noir didnt know each other in their civilian lives

like, an au where adrien never went to public school and him and marinette had never even met before

sure, marinette knows about garbiel designs, but she doesn’t know the blond she sometimes sees in magazines is his son, and adrien somewhat recalls a certain girl winning some of his father’s contests, but they are in no way friends or know of each other much at all other than a moment’s glance

imagine them both keeping their identities secret and all, and they both have a suspicion that they might know each other in real life, but plot twist when they accidentally reveal their identities someday (or decide to) and they actually have no idea who the other is

so they get to know each other as partners first before they know of their civilian identity and get to learn a bunch of new things about their best friend. there’s no awkward barrier or nervousness (after the first day of course) and they have such a strong friendship formed already that they just click immediately and become practically inseparable

(marinette makes up an excuse that they met at one of gabriel’s design contests and had been keeping up with each other online to avoid suspicion)

idk i should be doing hw right now feel free to expand on this if you’d like

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Get a partner who will break the laws of physics with you.

Stormy Weather / Climatika

Tips For Those Who Are Considering Witchcraft

Deciding to practice witchcraft and magick can be equally daunting and exciting.  Here are some tips about what to do if you are thinking about becoming a witch!

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First, a few things that you should NOT do:

1.    Do not do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, period.  Trust your intuition, and always stay true to yourself.

2.    Do not do anything that puts you in danger.  This includes casting a spell without protection, or opening yourself to spirits before you know what you are doing.  This also includes running out in the middle of a storm to collect rain water, or agreeing to meet a witch that you met online, alone.  Use common sense in all matters of your craft; your safety and health, both physical and mental, must come first.

3.    Do not do anything that contradicts your own personal, spiritual, moral, ethical, or other beliefs.  Unless you plan on changing what you believe, just don’t do it.  It doesn’t matter if everybody and their familiar is doing something; if it doesn’t agree with you, walk away from it.

4.    Do not start actually practicing anything witchcraft-related until you have researched it.  Do not do a spell until you have a working understanding of magick, as well as all of the ingredients involved in the spell – even ones you intend to substitute (especially the ingredients that you intent to substitute, actually).

5.    Don’t take witchcraft lightly. Your craft doesn’t need to be all serious spells and spiderwebs, but you do need to have a healthy respect for the energies and powers that you will be working with.  You shouldn’t fear them - never work with anything that makes you afraid - but you should respect them.

6.    Don’t take your studies lightly. Put yourself through witch school. Research everything; ask yourself questions and give yourself homework.  Ask others questions and ask them to give you homework!  Be creative in your studies, but still take them seriously.  You don’t have to be hunched over spellbooks all day, but you should make an effort to at least mentally review your existing knowledge, on days that you can’t find the time for more.  

7.    Do not be afraid to ask questions or for help – but do not automatically assume that everybody actually knows the answer.  Most witches around here will do their best to answer your questions, but they’ll also usually straight tell you if they don’t know something themselves; you should respect that, whether or not they point you in the direction of somebody else.  On the other hand, if something sounds wrong, trust yourself and double check.  Get a second opinion, if need be.  

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Next, a few things that you should know before you enter the world of witchcraft:

1.    Witchcraft is real, and magick is real.  Whether or not you believe in it, it believes in you (as the saying goes).  Approaching magick as if you were cosplaying Harry Potter is an attractive but ultimately unwise idea.  Approaching magick as if you were learning to operate a highly beneficial but potentially dangerous piece of machinery – now, that is a wise idea.

2.    Witchcraft isn’t inherently evil, but neither is it inherently pure good.  Witchcraft is power, plain and simple.  It is what one chooses to do with that power that gives it such meaning, and even then, the concept of good and evil is an ethical and spiritual one, and thereby tends to vary from person to person, and from witch to witch.  You have to use your own morals to guide you.  The only type of magick that should be in your witchcraft is the magick you intentionally choose to put there.  On a related note: I personally don’t agree with classifying magick as ‘black magick’ or ‘white magick’, period – not because magick can’t have precise descriptors, but because there’s no need to use terms that have such negative racial undertones.  Light can be harmful and ‘evil’, while darkness can be protective and ‘good’. Your intentions aren’t “to do dark” or “to do light”, anyway.  Your intentions are “to do harm” or “to do healing”; your intentions are “to take away” or “to give”.

3.    Witchcraft is a personal practice. You do not need to follow any one specific path, spiritual or otherwise, in order to practice witchcraft.  There are many different types of witches, and many different types of magick.  If there is not one specific path that you feel is absolutely perfect for you, don’t choose one that feels ‘close enough’ – walk your own path and mold your witchcraft into something that is uniquely yours.  

4.    Witches worship in varying ways.  Some do not worship at all, and are purely secular witches.  Some are simply spiritual and do not follow one set path. Some are polytheists and worship many gods; some are monotheists and worship one.  Some are atheists and worship none!   Some are Wiccan.  Some are Christian.  Some are Satanists.  Some worship ancestors.  Some worship the stars.  Witchcraft is a personal practice, and should co-exist with all other aspects of your life.

5.    You don’t need a whole lot to get started.  Twigs can be used as wands; rock quartz can be used as a crystal.  Tea mixes contain herbs, and your spice cabinet is basically a magick cabinet.  Most of what is in your house can be used for magick, for that matter.  While it is definitely helpful to have the proper tools and ingredients when performing magick, it is possible to DIY your way through witchcraft until you can afford otherwise.  Also, it is probably smarter to wait a second before you run out and purchase anything, anyway.  As you learn more, you’ll start to see which tools you really need, which ingredients you’ll likely be using the most, which items really call out to you.  If you run out and buy everything that you see right away, you risk wasting money on things that just don’t work for you, or that you don’t even need.

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Lastly, here are the things that you DO need to do, no matter what:

o    Be true to yourself.  Do not compromise yourself or your beliefs.

o    Be safe.  Don’t do or use anything that you do not have a working knowledge of.

o    Be educated.  Never stop seeking out new knowledge; try to learn something new daily.

o    Use common sense.  Don’t get caught up in things; think before you take action.

o    Trust your intuition and instinct.  We often know more than we consciously realize.

o    Be creative.  Write the spell that you’ve been looking for.  See what is laying around the house that you can use for your witchcraft.  Be inventive!

o    Have patience.  Learning takes time; magick takes time; developing your craft takes time.

That’s it for the moment!  Tune in tomorrow for a post regarding more tips and information on what to do when you do decide to go ahead enter the world of witchcraft ^_^

~Tari

anonymous asked:

Hey! What type of girls do you think Sol76, Genji, McCree or Hanzo like?

Just a note before - this is in no way meant to “body shame” anyone, you’re all handsome and beautiful and this is just what I think, you might have a different opinion and that’s okay!


Soldier 76:

  • Lowkey digs the more ‘toned’ girls
  • Someone who’s confident but not an asshole about it or towards other people
  • He’s a little forgetful so he needs someone to remind him to do stuff every now and again
  • A girl who’s willing to train with him, he sees this as bonding and that you’re taking an interest in you
  • You can’t expect any special treatment in training though, but if he pushes you too hard, he’ll make it up to you later

Genji:

  • He likes smaller girls, someone he can pick up and “throw around” almost. It’s cute how he can just rest his head on top of yours
  • What he loves most is that your main goal in life is to make people happy then that’s all he needs
  • Your killer taste in music as well, he likes listening to you sing and [try to] write your own stuff
  • “Sweet in the streets but freak in the sheets” kind of girl
  • A good listener - someone who’s willing to listen when he’s venting

McCree: 

  • mmmmmmm thICC as F UC K
  • He just loves the chub, he can’t enough of it. He likes having something to cuddle up to.
  • This will result in nicknames like “Squish” which you absolutely adore
  • He’ll fall for your voice and smile - you could have the loudest and most bizarre laugh and his heart will skip a beat every time he hears it
  • Kinda wants a girl who’s clingy, he loves being able to fill your needs and play the hero all the time

Hanzo:

  • Tends to go for the more shy and timid girls
  • Someone who it might take a while to get to know, he likes learning new things about you all the time
  • A girl who’s kind of independent but doesn’t mind affection every now and again
  • He likes a girl who’s into the artsy things and maybe sometime you can teach each other like he’ll teach you meditation.
  • Just someone who can appreciate the little things in life

I hope your year goes well and you kiss that person you’ve been wanting to kiss for so long. I hope you get into the college of your dreams. I hope you get that job you applied for. I hope you learn new things and teach others new things. And most importantly I hope you are happy. 

Best Teacher In The World

Kindergarten Teacher!Dean x Reader

A/N: I saw this post about what a great kindergarten teacher Dean would be, and I totally agree, so this one-shot followed. It’s just fluff and Dean being adorable. What’s new?

Word Count: 2100+

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“…re you go, buddy. You call me if you need any more help, all right? Natalie, you good there?”

Knocking on the ajar door, you peek into the classroom to find the 5-year-olds on their morning break, eating and talking, a teacher with them who’s currently helping a little girl opening her bottle of apple juice. The same teacher your friend keeps telling you about, the same teacher everyone is in love with, according to her. Dean Winchester. She’s mentioned him so many times that his name is now seared into your brain.

“Can I help you?” His eyes find you, and right then it’s easy to figure out why the moms like him. He’s way too attractive.

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  • Parents: If you weren't constantly in that room on that phone you would be a lot happier.
  • Me: Actually, I wouldn't be. I do so much when I'm on my phone. I write, I watch nice videos, I look at things that make me happy, and I am able to constantly be in touch with my friends. When I'm on the internet I get to learn new things and see things you can't see in real life unless you have money, and we don't. I'm sorry I'm not sporty or social but just because I'm not those things does not mean I am an unhappy person. I laugh so much when I'm on the internet. I smile. The internet isn't just a place for cyberbullying. Just because all you know how to use on the internet is facebook, google, and sometimes Instagram doesn't mean that there aren't other things there. The internet is so big that eventually you will find a place that will accept you. And please, don't tell me how to be happy. I'm pretty sure I can figure that out on my own.

I really enjoyed 2D’s AMA today. I feel like we’re getting to learn new things about him. He seems to be having a lot of emotions lately. He kept on mentioning about himself crying and how it helps him. It makes me wonder what’s been going on with him. He still has a very sweet personality, which is what I love about him. It was funny how he couldn’t spell ‘xylophone’ and he had to look it up in a dictionary and when he said that Damon needed to work on his dancing skills. Also the story about how he made friends with a spider and named it Henry was very heartwarming. I like how 2D was being himself and he cares for his fans. He’s just a man who’s not afraid to cry, likes painting his nails, making friends with spiders, and wear jeans that are way too long. 2D is 2D. And I love him for that. I know he’s not perfect, and to me that’s what makes him unique. 2D is a sweetheart and just wants to make people happy. :)

99 thought provoking questions

I made decision to make my own post each day, so for today it is 99 thought provoking question.

You can use them for your bullet journal, for your followers to ask you or just to help you with discovering yourself. I think it’s important to try answer it, because not that you will just learn about yourself but you will get new ideas and things to think about.

I really enjoy them, so I wanted to share with you.

*Some of them are from internet, some straight out of my head.*

  1. If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
  2. If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm?
  3. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
  4. What do you regret most so far in life?
  5. How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?
  6. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you want to run into? Does that person know how much they mean to you?
  7. Do you fear death? If so, do you have a good reason?
  8. When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?
  9. Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?
  10. What would people say about you at your funeral?
  11. What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
  12. At what age is a person an adult? Why do you think so?
  13. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  14. If your entire life was a movie, what title would best fit?
  15. If you could ask a single person one question, and they had to answer truthfully, who and what would you ask?
  16. If you could start over, what would you do differently?
  17. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  18. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of? What’s stopping you?
  19. Do you ask enough questions, or are you happily settling for what you know already?
  20. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you have done?
  21. When was the last time you tried something new?
  22. What were you doing when you last lost track of the time?
  23. If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach
  24. What can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago? What will you be able to do at this time next year?
  25. What do you really love to do? Do you do it often? If you answer no, why not?
  26. What is the last thing that you’ve done that’s really worth remembering?
  27. What gets you excited and driven to achieve?
  28. If karma was coming back to you, would it help or hurt you?
  29. If you could ask for one wish, what would it be?
  30. What do you “owe” yourself?
  31. When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind?
  32. How do you spend the majority of your free time? Why?
  33. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
  34. What have you done to pursue your dreams lately? How about today?
  35. What terrifies you the most?
  36. What are you looking forward to?
  37. Describe the greatest adventure of your life
  38. Where would you like to live? Why haven’t you moved?
  39. What have you done that you’re most proud to have achieved?
  40. If you dropped everything to pursue your dreams, what would you be risking?
  41. What is your greatest strength?
  42. What is your greatest weakness?
  43. What did your life teach you yesterday?
  44. What have you done today to make someone’s life better?
  45. Whose life have you had the greatest impact on?
  46. What makes you special?
  47. How many people do you truly love? What are you doing for them?
  48. What bad habits do you want to break?
  49. When did you not speak up, when you know you really should have?
  50. Describe the next five years of your life, and your plans, in a single sentence
  51. If you spend a day watching movies when you should be working a day wasted or well spent?
  52. Would your life be better or worse, if you knew the time and place where you would die?
  53. What is honor, and does it even matter anymore?
  54. Would you accept the job if you got it with connection?
  55. What would happen if you never wasted another minute of your life, what would that look like?
  56. Do you consider yourself open minded?
  57. What have you given up on?
  58. Are you brainwashed by media?
  59. Think again, are you brainwashed by media?
  60. Are you?
  61. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  62. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  63. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  64. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  65. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  66. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  67. Why are you, you?
  68. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  69. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  70. What are you most grateful for?
  71. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  72. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  73. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  74. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  75. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  76. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  77. If not now, then when?
  78. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  79. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  80. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  81. What are your 2am thoughts?
  82. It’s not about who you miss at 2am when you’re lonely, it’s about who you miss at 2pm when you’re busy. Who is it?
  83. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  84. What would make you end relationship?
  85. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
  86. 4. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard, not read,  someone say?
  87. Have you had situation that is just like from movies?
  88. Do you say ‘yes’ too often when you really want to say ‘no’? Why?
  89.  What do I need to change about myself?
  90. Is it more important to love or be loved?
  91. How many of my friends would I trust with my life?
  92. Do you really listen when people talk to you?
  93. What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?
  94. Based on your current day-to-day life, what do you expect to achieve in 5 years from now?
  95. Do the people in your life bring the best out of you?
  96. How often do you make excuses?
  97. How often do you break your promises?
  98. How would you want people to describe you in three words?
  99. Will you raise your children the way you were raised?
On Nick's Disingenuous Personal Brand

This post is just me organizing my thoughts and experiences re Nick’s false softboy brand. 

Until Nick and Griffin brought up personal brands in CGI, I never realized that people in media had a brand that they would develop and cultivate. I had always thought that the face people presented to the public was their genuine self, so it was kind of a shock to learn that that their public faces aren’t necessarily how they were in private.

For a long time Griffin’s brand has been compassion, acceptance, and growth. Owning up to mistakes if he says something problematic or wrong. It’s extremely rare and takes a lot of guts to do, which is why we all love him. He shows genuine remorse for mistakes he’s made. He feels bad for being such a shithead in early episodes of MBMBAM. He feels complicit in the sexual assault in The Bachelor, because he has a podcast about it. He apologized to furries for misrepresenting them. He shows that he really cares about his fans.

My first introduction to Nick was through Car Boys, and then CoolGames Inc. He was always affiliated with Griffin, so I associated Griffin’s Softboy brand with Nick too. I loved him in both, so I started looking for content featuring only Nick, mostly his personal YouTube channel and some Polygon videos with only him. I also started following him on Tumblr. That’s when things started getting weird.

Learning new things about him was always uncomfortable for me, because I was constantly experiencing cognitive dissonance and had to reconcile what I learned with his Softboy image. One of the first things I discovered was that he’s a huge fucking weeb, in ways that normal fans aren’t, which made me uneasy. But then I mentaly added Soft to that, and he was alright again. And I thought, “Maybe there is a good way to be a video game weeb.” Everybody else seemed to be okay with it, too.

Next was the compilation of quotes from his roomate, Andy. A lot of them were very very sexual, and the fact that Nick found them funny was jarring, because that’s not the Softboy brand. That tweet about masturbating to Krystal didn’t jive with the brand either. But I remineded myself that there are no “pure uwu” people in the world.

When he listed his favorite games of 2016, I added “really gory and violent video games” to things I associated with Nick. More and more, checks were being put under the standard video game weeb, but I couldn’t shake the Softboy association.

Nick became this strange amalgamation all of these traits. Who he was was really hard for me to pin down. He was immensely interesting to me for this reason; I didn’t know what his deal was. The whole time I thought, “It’s probably just me.” Like Thrawn, I have a strange obsession with The Aesthetic, and I figured my beef with him was just the fact that his brand aesthetic wasn’t cohesive. It was just something I had to deal with myself.

His Softboy video game weeb brand was something I came to accept, though I always felt like there was something I was missing. It was the same feeling I get when I take any science class: this is only the surface, and there’s so much more that I don’t know. I don’t mean that in a “something is wrong” way, but a “the world is so much greater and more interesting” way. The whole time, he never set off any alarms. He was just a puzzle.

I feel like I should have seen the signs, like I should have KNOWN, but hindsight is 20/20.

If I hadn’t known Nick in association with Griffin, I probably would have thought he was your standard video game weeb. But the addition of Soft put a completely different spin on everything he did.

But that’s not who he really was.

He adopted Griffin’s Softboy personality, which gave him cover and allowed him into our hearts. He abused that power and used it to prey on young girls and harass women in the games industry. We thought he was safe. We thought he was our friend. It’s no different from the way Nice Guys pretend to be nice to get girls. This is a huge betrayal on his part. In the end, he really was just your standard video game weeb.

Mr Thesassygandalf got me a present *-*

anonymous asked:

Not sure if you've answered this already, but what's Tallow's personality like? She's such a cutie

Tallow’s generally quiet around people she doesn’t know, and an introvert. But she will speak up and talk quite a bit if the conversation turns to something she is knowledgeable. She is incredibly inquisitive, and loves to read and learn new things. This curiosity can also get her to speak up, and it can actually be difficult to get her to stop asking questions.

She does not have a terribly high opinion of herself, but she does feel pride in her abilities to listen to and comfort others.

Around people she knows, she is considerably more peppy and active. She also sleeps quite a bit, and frequently takes naps anywhere in the apartment.

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I love my precious caveman, part 2

Things I love about Liam for Liam Appreciation Week:
-He cares about people’s intentions and the meaning behind their actions
-He eventually realizes he can’t decide the “right” reasons for being in Andromeda, which shows growth. It also shows he can admit when he’s wrong
-After Alec dies, he stays in SAM Node with Ryder until they wake up
-When Cora is sad about Alec’s death, he puts his hands on her shoulders to comfort her
-His excitement about vids and constant recs to Ryder are cute as hell
-He tries to reassure Ryder about how they’re doing as a Pathfinder every time they need the reassurance
-He skips all the formalities with Jaal and it works, they get to know each other pretty well
-He says “Some nights you just cry, right?” to Ryder when talking about missing his family
-After assuming a lot of things about Jaal and the angara, he ends up saying to him: “But you’re right. I don’t really know what you’ve had to face. I’ve nowhere left to go, so how do I help?”
Jaal replies that now he is asking the right questions
-He actually tried dextro-protein food and got sick??? Liam, come on!
-He called Drack a dick while bantering with him. And survived. Like tell me Drack doesn’t have a soft spot for him
-He may have been in a fight with Vetra at first but he ends up laughing with her, telling her stories, complimenting her on the tech she gave him and even asks her if they’re good. He cares about her
-He takes his job very personally
-He apologizes before and after his loyalty mission
-What he does in Prodromos with the soccer game, that’s something HUSTL did in refugee camps that he said he didn’t get before. Just means he learns from others and is willing to try new things, even if he doesn’t understand them fully
-Most of his banter on the Nomad or the Tempest is comedy gold. There’s also that time he said to Drack “There was a day you decided, I need some bones on my shit. Who do you call?” - basically asking for all of us. Thank you, Liam!
-He truly cares about helping people and giving them what they need