getting blitzed

this a post (complete with links, pictures and other tips) dedicated to all of you struggling through what seems to be a hell they call high school. i get it. i struggled through it, all my friends endured it and you’re probably in the same boat of wanting to throw yourself down each flight of stairs that presents itself. but please don’t do that! i’m here to help, friend!! this is a comprehensive list of all the things i learned from my time in high school. i hope this helps at least one person out there! as always, if you guys have any questions, my ask box is open :)

before we get into it: this is a link to my study routine because some people have been asking for it and don’t have a section in this post to put it under so i’m just going to leave it here.

self-care advice:

okay so, i’m going to be completely upfront with you. high school is hard. it’s especially hard if you want to do well. i can honestly say that senior year took its toll in more ways than one when i didn’t take care of myself or pay attention to my body’s needs. so here are some self-care tips to keep you happy & healthy.

1. eat a lot & stay hydrated

when you’re trying to finish a 2000 word essay, or pretty much all but shoving toothpicks in your eyes to stay up studying for an exam the next day, food is your best friend. food helps your brain work better and you’ll find that your concentration levels increase when you study on a filled stomach. there are lots of brain foods out there like dark chocolate, nuts, vegetable sticks etc. but don’t forget to reward yourself with a food of your choice after you feel like you’ve done a lot of work. couple all of this with lots of water to keep you feeling refreshed.

2. pamper yourself

i am completely aware of the fact that high school students don’t have the time to go to a spa or sauna every other weekend. however, you deserve a nice long bath or a good face scrub every now and then. other things you can indulge in:

  • sheet masks
  • body lotion (especially the nice smelling ones)
  • scented candles
  • hand cream
  • nail polish
  • eye masks
  • a good facial cleanser
  • serums
  • bath bombs

and the list goes on. trust me, being physically relaxed plays a big part in how your brain performs. if you feel a bit gross, take a shower before you start studying. it’s little things like that that’ll make a massive difference.

3. sleep

everyone says it, i know. but it’s so important. if you don’t get sleep the night before because you were cramming for tomorrow morning’s exam, go home and take a nap in the afternoon. get some shuteye in one form or another. pls. 

4. believe in yourself

it sounds so weird, and it’s usually not included in posts like these but in my opinion it’s one of, if not the most, important factor in high school success. think about it. if you’re spending those years of your life doubting whether your answer is correct, whether your science report is as good as the next person’s or whether your friends truly like you, you’re using up a lot of energy that could be used for things that’ll actually benefit you in the long run. that’s why my blog is titled “breathe” - because that’s exactly what you have to do, and sometimes that’s the only thing you can do in order to keep going. chin up. you’re going to be okay. you’re doing great. i believe in you. and you should believe in you too. 

organisational tips:

1. plan everything

i’m telling you now, get some kind of planning system. whether you want to use a bullet journal, a planner, a diary, an app, a computer program or your grandma’s paper napkins, seriously just pick something. when you have seven different classes and you have assessment for each, i highly doubt you’re going to remember every task that goes along with them. so, just take my word for it and plan plan plan.

here’s a link to how i used my planner back in high school. 

i also recommend a whiteboard monthly calendar so you can keep track of all of the important dates you need to remember.

2. post-its

i love love love post-its. i honestly can’t stop myself from buying them - especially the cute animal ones. post-its saved my butt when keeping my books organised and easy to navigate. you can use them to separate different semesters, chapters, lectures, topics etc. i also use post-its to mark any questions, sections or subjects that i’m unsure of so that i can ask my teacher about it the next day. i then write down the answer or explanation on a separate sticky note and stick it next to the question so i can refer back to it when studying for exams.

+ look at all the different kinds of cute post-its you can get!

so you can obviously get all your standard, basic post-its.

buuutttttttt, you can also get all of these fun ones too! they make studying a lot easier and a lot more fun, trust me. 

3. figure out a system that works for you

so in high school, i liked having notebooks for each class and having an accordion folder to hold all my papers. that worked perfectly fine for me but there may be other methods that work better for you. i suggest, especially if you’re just about to start or just started high school, that you experiment with different organisational systems to find which one suits you best.

i’ve got a page dedicated to my favourite supplies and how i use them. i hope you can get some inspiration from it in some way. 

motivational tips:

1. quotes

go on google, tumblr, facebook, instagram, weheartit or whatever tickles your fancy and search up some quotes that inspire you. it sounds really corny, but i’m telling you that it works. i had three quotes above my desk and they always used to motivate me when all i could think about was crashing into the comfort of my blankets. i would pick quotes and write/draw them out myself so i could add my own spin on them. i used:

  • “make hermione proud”
  • “effort only fully releases its rewards to those who refuse to quit”
  • “you have galaxies in your head, don’t let anyone tell you you cannot shine”

ta-da!

2. studyblr

this community! it’s the best motivation in my opinion. whenever i was in a procrastination slump, i would scroll through the studyblr tag or scroll through studyblr blogs and before i knew it i’d be ready to study for another hour. it’s honestly one of the most helpful resources, and if it’s available to you then i definitely recommend that you use it!

3. music

get yourself a study playlist. it’s amazing what music can do for your mood. add a mix of songs that will get you pumped to blitz through that 5-star difficulty chemistry question and songs that will help you concentrate when you need to find the right word for that english essay. studying when it’s dead quiet is weirdly deafening to me and i can’t concentrate if there isn’t some sort of background noise. just add whatever helps you - whether it be panic!, classical or in my case, kpop hehe

i have a playlist suggestion on my blog if you want to try listening to some new songs. :)

that’s all, folks!

in all honesty, high school isn’t going to be a walk in the park if you want to succeed. it takes dedication, a lot of persistence and a consistent work ethic. you need to know what you’re aiming for, and you need to want it just as much, if not more, than the person who wants the same thing. my high school experience was stressful and anxiety inducing, but i can honestly say that the rewards on the flip side are very much worth it. you’ve got this. you’ll do a lot more than survive. you will succeed. 

you can do it! i believe in you! 

stay motivated x

Blitzstone Headcanons
  • Hearth gets really uncomfortable ordering food because it makes him feel entitled, and he always sorts the plates and silverware to make it easy for whoever has to clean the table
  • Blitz is obsessed with how soft Hearth’s hair is and whenever they’re alone he just.. gravitates to it against his will
  • Hearth is the “always cold” friend
  • They always cuddle in a weird tangle facing each other, and somehow Hearth still manages to be the little spoon
  • Blitz is a happy crier, and it happens a lot
  • At first Hearth was really shy about being upset and his only tell most of the time was lying his head on Blitz’s shoulder, but now he just kinda. lays on him. 
  • Blitz can get lost in projects for days fussing over details, and Hearth usually has to make him take breaks
  • Hearth took a long time to adjust to typical sensory input after years of living in a white room, meaning he couldn’t deal with crowds or flashing lights, of which there are many in Nidavellir
  • Blitz has a little windowsill cactus garden that he very carefully looks after
  • Hearth gets super flustered over compliments and Blitz thinks he looks cute when he blushes, so the cycle feeds itself

You’re Not Tall Enough; 2320 words
[AO3]

Usually Even hated being around drunk people when he was sober.

Truth be told, he wasn’t actually that keen on drunk people when he was drunk either.  Alcohol had never really been his thing; he had always preferred something a bit, uh, greener.

But seeing Isak absolutely wasted was proving more amusing than anything else Even could remember in recent history.  He was currently stood up on the sofa with Eva – it was always Eva who pushed Isak over the edge from drunk to wasted – racing her to finish a cup of some horrifyingly strong concoction Vilde had created.  Everyone was crowded around them chanting drink drink drink like some ridiculous TV show scene.

What wasn’t ridiculous, though, was the delighted look on Isak’s face when he swallowed down the last of his drink and tossed the cup aside.  His cheeks were flushed and his eyes were bright and he was smiling so wide that Even didn’t even care that he’d be nursing a hungover Isak for the entirety of the next day.

He’d do anything to see Isak’s face lit up like that.

He joined the rest of the crowd in cheering for Isak, who was up on the sofa basking in his moment of glory that he probably wouldn’t remember the next day.

When people asked later how he knew what was about to happen he tells them he knew from the way Isak blinked.  One second his eyes were bright, but after an uncoordinated looking blink they were completely vacant and Even was surging forwards with the bin firmly in his grasp.

He thrust the receptacle into Isak’s face mere seconds before his boyfriend lurched forwards and vomited.  The crowd that had been cheering him and Eva on quickly dispersed, not wanting to be in the splash zone.  Even was vaguely aware of Eva squealing that Isak throwing up meant she was the real winner seeing as she’d held her liquor, but he was a bit too preoccupied with keeping the bin under Isak’s chin to defend his boyfriend’s honour as the rightful winner.

Once Isak stopped retching Even walked him slowly away from the main bustle of the party.  He ended up sitting a very drunk Isak down on Eva’s doorstep with the bin in his lap, hoping the cool night air would sober him up a bit.

“Still having fun, baby?” Even couldn’t help but teasing as he knelt in front of Isak.

“Don’t call me that, I have a boyfriend!” Isak slurred.  He managed to sound outraged even in his drunken state.

“I know?  I am the boyfriend?” Even frowned.  Isak stared hard at him; his lips were pursed in a very unimpressed fashion and his alcohol-glazed eyes managed to convey a severe lack of belief at Even’s statement.

“You’re not tall enough t’be my boyfriend.” Isak shook his head for a second before groaning and doubling back over the bin, retching some more.  And damn, that was the first time in his life Even had been told he wasn’t tall enough for something.

“I’m crouching, Isak.  You’re sat down?” Even tried to explain as he rubbed Isak’s back, but Isak was having none of it.

“No, no!  Even didn’t want t’come out tonight; he’s at home!” Isak insisted.  And yeah, okay, Even hadn’t really wanted to watch all his friends get blitzed when he was just coming out of a depressed few weeks but he also didn’t want to be apart from Isak when he was finally feeling like himself again.

“You know what: I think it’s time we got you home.” Even suggested.  If Isak was so drunk he couldn’t even recognise his boyfriend of almost a year then it was probably time to call it a night.

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As reminded by THIS post by @nooorevas

Okay as it is April 20th- otherwise knows as the glorious day of 420- I just want to take a minute to remind everyone that Isak and Even are going to be hosting the boys tonight in the most epic ‘let’s get fucking blitzed out of our minds’ night known to man. Jonas will be enlisted in securing the weed (”i swear to god it better be the good shit, Jonas.” “Isak shut up, you’ll take what you get”). Mahdi is in charge of food- chips, cookies, cheese toasties, anything and everything that 5 growing boys might need in their munchy phase. 

Even, as the good, proper host, (and who had stared Isak down until Isak agreed on this one night only that Even should indulge with the boys)- has the movies down. Bright, colorful and loud. The type of movies that get you fucked up to watch sober- imagine how fucked up they’ll be watching them high. And Isak mutters So Moulin Rouge and Or Across the Universe then? both fuck with me man.

Isak is a fucking brat who insists that it’s his house, so he doesn’t have to do shit. And Magnus kind of shuffles his heels and is like, “yo what about me guys? what’s my job?” So Isak grasps him on the shoulder and says in his straightest, monotone voice, your job for the night is to not mention Vilde’s name once. We are begging you.

And then Even wins the honor of lighting the first joint…

And it begins.

Random (mostly domestic) Blitzstone headcanons:

  • Blitzen loves pumpkin spice. Absolutely loves it. Hearthstone doesn’t get it but he always buys him some when he can anyway, whether Blitz asked him to or not.
  • Hearth loves Blitzen’s hair. He loves feeling it and will play with it when he gets the chance. 
  • Blitz complains about him killing his hair/hurting his head when he plays with it but lets him do it anyway.
  • When Blitzen finds out about stop motion animation he is super impressed with the technical aspects of it and loves it.
  • Hearth is such a freaking cuddler, but he’s only comfortable when he’s the one to initiate contact with people.
  • (big spoon all the way)
  • They kind of wanted to get Magnus birthday presents, but they both feel like they can’t because they couldn’t keep him alive on his last one.
  • They didn’t need to say it, they both felt it separately and didn’t want to bring it up because they feel too guilty about failing to protect him, even if he is happy now. 
  • Hearth is a little older.
  • Blitzen starts watching mortal TV and gets hooked on Project Runway// and Say Yes to the Dress// (One’s his drama show, the other’s his comfort show)
  • This gets him thinking about how many weddings he knows end in violent battles and he starts designing a line of Battle Ready Wedding Wear.
  • Hearth cries at movies with found family plots. A lot.
  • Neither of them actually consume that much media, they’re usually too busy with their work/magic pursuits. 
  • They had a lot of free time and nothing to do when they were hiding out in the safe house so they got into most of it then.
  • After enough time has passed, Blitzen can’t get away with anything because Hearth pulls the, “Last time you didn’t listen to me you almost died in my arms” card.

If you were all confused on who Epilitz is in my last reblog, it’s me as Epic!Sans

I was doing a roleplay on discord with some friends, and chose to be him. They also roleplay as different sanses, and we even have a blog! It’s mostly run by @elisbullsh1tblog though :P

Blog: @tumbler-friends-au

Anyways, sorry for taking so long on updating my blog, I’ve been very busy and haven’t been able to draw much. Despite that, I’ll do my best to try to finish drawing everything!

anonymous asked:

Pls more headcanons for when blitz and hearth met

OK SO

  • blitz isn’t good under pressure. we all know it. so getting the tanning bed set up had to be a hell of an ordeal. were there ducks involved??
  • we know he got some supplies from Nabbi (i’m thinking the bulbs? but that might be from some fic i’ve read)
  • so there’s an elf, half-dead, where he definitely shouldn’t be & the only person around is blitz who is actually rather calm while rescuing hearth & bringing him to his apartment
  • when he starts to panic is when he realizes that if the elf doesn’t get some sunlight soon, he may never wake up
  • a bit of agonizing until he reaches his eureka moment & has the sunbed idea
  • now that he’s got a Plan, he’s switched into Turbo-Blitz mode & he wastes no time contacting nabbi
  • nabbi who’s kind of confused & concerned when hearing that blitz wants lightbulbs that simulate sunlight which literally turns them to stone. but blitz seems desperate & nabbi kind of pities the kid- he’s had a hard go since his father died & maybe these supplies mean he’s finally getting into crafting?
  • so nabbi gets the goods & blitz is falling all over himself to build the bed part and you know what?? he’s not actually that bad at crafting. he’s nervous & self-doubting & has a strange affinity for some bird they’ve got in midgard but. by the end of the night, blitzen, son of freya has created a functional sunbed & put the elf in it & settled down to wait
  • he must’ve named it, it’s just etiquette, but i can’t think of what he’d name it? Light-bringer? Elf-Awake???? idk man it’s not coming to me
  • anyway. by now it’s the middle of the night & nabbi has left & hearth is sleeping in the sunbed & blitz is shot. he has had a very Stressful day but he’s still worried about the elf so he ends up falling asleep on the couch
  • when hearth wakes up, he’s questioning why he’s alive & why it’s so bright & he has this sinking anxiety telling him he’s somehow back in alfheim but there’s something slightly different about the light right now. he manages to push open the top & looks around
  • he’s in an apartment, presumably still in nidavellir where he thought he’d die
  • he was sleeping in a kind of contraption that gives off fake sunlight, that probably saved his life
  • and there, fast asleep on the couch, is the dwarf he barely remembers picking him up on the street
  • & hearth is suspicious of him of course, and he wants to leave while blitz is asleep but when he tries to stand, it is very obvious that he is Not Yet Healed fully
  • the apartment swirls around him & he passes out again
  • the sound of hearth hitting the floor is actually what wakes blitzen up
  • immediately he’s cursing himself for falling asleep when he should’ve been watching over the elf! but anyway he runs over & puts hearth right back into the bed for some more sleep
  • at some point in this process he does some non-creepy admiring of the elf (he’s very aesthetically pleasing, he’d make a great model, no, stay on track, blitzen!!)
  • so this time he stays awake the whole time until hearth wakes up again, feeling a bit stronger and a bit better & this is really the first time they’ve been near each other while both are awake & blitz tries to ask what happened, how hearth got here but hearth is panicking at the idea of blitz finding out he’s deaf
  • blitz had taken him into his home & saved his life, but surely he’d regret it once he learned how worthless hearth really was?
  • so to avoid seeing what blitzen is going to say, hearth just buries his head in his arms
  • & blitz has no idea what to do but he just sits there with hearth patiently & when the elf finally looks up blitz smiles as kindly as possible & asks slowly again if hearth is ok & how he got here
  • and this time, instead of drawing in on himself, hearth takes a deep breath, closes his eyes, & signs thank you for saving me

Lmao I wanted to show this to @white-rainbowff but then I would have ruined the surprise! I just realized that Blitz is doing tricks with Thrawn in the background 😂😂😂…Kallus is in the background too if u look hard!

Winking veers at ur service 😉

A Guide to Lynel Slaying

As most of us know, Lynels have carried their “one of the most dangerous Zelda enemies” legacy into a game where everything’s already rife with danger. Staying two steps ahead of everyone here means having the best of all worlds: nasty attack patterns, crazy damage output, and a level of sturdiness that would make cockroaches weep.

But Lynel materials are necessary to upgrade some of the better armor, their weapon drops are among the strongest you’ll ever obtain, and if you train enough to tackle them, Silver Lynels may drop some otherwise-rare materials like Diamonds and Star Fragments. So here are some pointers I can offer to alleviate your gladiatorial labors.

The Beast

First of all, don’t always let their slowly diminishing health bars deceive you into thinking you’re underprepared. Lynels are bosses in all but name, they simply lack the long and receptive bars that the others have. Just because 5 Bomb Arrows in the face barely took off anything, doesn’t mean they’re invulnerable; you’ll just have to work a little harder to earn your spoils.

Their archery skills are unparalleled; when they’re not literally running circles around you, they can launch their shots into the sky and drop arrows on your head with lethal precision. Even on horseback, trying to beat them at an archery duel is a grueling war of attrition. (Your arrows can play an important role, but we’ll cover that in a bit)

Instead, you’ll want to get in close and challenge them to physical combat. Even if a Lynel spots you, it won’t attack immediately if you have your weapons sheathed; it’ll wait patiently for you to approach or draw any of your equipment. It’s advisable to circumvent the archery phase by doing the Cool Thing and more-or-less confidently strutting up to them.

Once you’re in, you’ll realize that Lynels have a cute little quality called “super armor” where most attacks don’t stagger them, leaving them free to trade blows with you. One of the big keys to safely fighting them is learning their attacks and figuring out the timings for both Flurry Rushes and Shield Parries. These guys are the true test of your 1v1 skills.

First, let’s run down the attacks that every Lynel can use, regardless of which weapon type they’re wielding. The most common attack they use is a running swing with their weapon; this will usually be the first thing they do when they start galloping around. If you plan to Perfect Dodge this for a Flurry Rush, take a step to the left to make sure you don’t get trampled, and a well-timed backflip over the swing should trigger it.

Another common attack is to sheathe their weapons, crouch low, and bull-charge straight at you. This one is really exploitable: the Flurry Rush timing is easy to learn, and Shield Parries will stun the Lynels for longer than any of their other attacks (you bash them right in the skull, for goodness’ sake). You even have a third option in just dodging to the side, and then running up to them after they skid to a stop to mount them; we’ll talk about mounting in a little bit.

Occasionally, they’ll stop in place and start charging fire in their mouths before blasting three huge fireballs at you. These fireballs are… really weak, actually. Even a Silver or Gold Lynel’s fireballs may only deal about 3 hearts if you get blasted full-force, which is pitiful compared to the 6 hearts the other Silver/Gold mooks can deal with unarmed attacks. Still, the fireballs do knock you off your feet and rob you of an opening to shoot the Lynel in the face with arrows (again, we’ll discuss this), so make sure you run to the sides and avoid them all.

But the moment you see anything above a White-Maned Lynel do a thunderous roar like this:

That’s your cue to back that ass up, because this isn’t very far behind:

Now let’s cover the attacks that are unique to each weapon class. Sword Lynels favor horizontal swipes. They have a really basic, back-and-forth 3-slash combo; Perfect Dodging the first swing is good enough for a Flurry Rush, but if you mistime it, you’ll either have just enough time to Perfect Dodge the second swing, or get totally blitzed in the face. They also have a cross-slash where they close their sword arm and their bladed-shield arm in on you, kind of like a really enthusiastic and badly-planned hug. Both of these demand backflips for the Perfect Dodge.

Spear Lynels, on the other hand, love jumping into the air and slamming their spear down where you’re standing. There’s no Perfect Dodge for this attack, as far as I can tell. You can still Shield Parry it and stun the Lynels, but they take just as long to unjam their spear from the ground anyway, so you might as well give it a wide berth and eliminate any risk of getting hurt. Either way, they’ll be open for a headshot that’ll put them on their knees (we’re building up to these strats I swear).

Crusher Lynels are the most dangerous of the lot. Their weapons have the highest strength, and they don’t suffer any speed loss from it. These guys heavily favor overhead smashes that create shockwaves on impact with the ground; even if you manage Perfect Dodges on these, it’s possible for the shockwaves to smack you right out of the Flurry Rush, which is incredibly cheap. You’re much better off just Shield Parrying them. You must also take extreme caution if you’re standing right next to these guys while they’re planning their next move; they have a problem with personal space, and instead of politely asking people to back off, they just bust out spin attacks. These are really big and really fast; if you complete a full Flurry Rush with a spear or a two-hander, the endlag is so long that you’ll likely get beefed by a retaliatory spin before you can move away or pull out your shield.

At the end of the day, Silver/Gold Lynels with Savage Crushers are the only enemies that can still one-hit kill you with the full 30 Hearts and an endgame-average 60 defense. But that’s the risk you take when you’re shooting for one of the strongest and sturdiest weapons in the entire game.

The Hero

So we’ve covered the Lynels’ attacks and how to avoid, block, and punish them. Now let’s talk about how you, the Hylian Champion, can take the fight into your own two hands. Let’s get two minor tools out of the way:

Urbosa’s Fury. Obtained by retaking Vah Naboris, this is one of the strongest tools at your disposal, boasting an outrageous AoE, significant power, and the ability to stun anything for several seconds. That includes Lynels; one use of this will deal 500 damage and put them on their knees. This can be a nice crutch while you’re learning to fight them, but it’s a liability in the long run, as you can only use it 3 times before it goes on cooldown for 12 minutes. Good for the occasional spar, less so if you’re jumping from Lynel to Lynel.

Stasis+. Trade in 3 Ancient Cores at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab for this Rune upgrade. It may be easy to forget that you have it sometimes, but it can stop even the strongest bosses for a couple seconds, while allowing any damage you deal in the meantime to stagger them when they unfreeze. It’s very minor, but at least it’s a nice way to briefly interrupt a Lynel’s assault and give yourself some breathing room.

Now with those out of the way, let’s get to the real meat of Lynel Butchering 101: headshots.

Like most other creatures, Lynels hate getting shot in the face, and will collapse to their knees for several seconds, similarly to getting struck by Urbosa’s Fury. Lynels that are put on their knees are completely defenseless, and this state provides you with ample opportunities to unleash fresh hell on them.

Problem is, Lynels are fast and they love to gallop around a lot, so it’s hard to just nail them in the face willy-nilly. Obviously, the best openings to shoot them are when they’re standing relatively still. Lynels tend to stop for brief periods after using their biggest attacks, e.g. the fire breath, the giant explosion, the Crusher Spin, etc. These are easy points to start with.

However, you can also create your own openings with Shield Parries. While Flurry Rushes are a more immediately-effective counterattack, Shield Parries will stop a Lynel square in front of you for a couple of seconds, giving you enough time to pull out your bow and almost jam the arrowheads down their throats.

Now, once you shoot a Lynel and get them kneeling, this opens up the single most important aspect of fighting an angry giant man lion bull horse beast with which a video game could have ever graced my short life in this dimension:

YEEEEEHAAAAAW RIDE ‘EM COWBOY

Now, there are actually three ways to mount Lynels. The method you’ll likely use the most, as just explained, is by putting them on their knees mid-fight with headshots (or Urbosa’s Fury). The second way is after they do their bull charge; assuming you didn’t do the Flurry Rush and watched them skid on by, you can run right up and mount them if you’re fast enough. The last is to do exactly what you’d do when you’re just trying to catch and break a horse: either sneak up on them (difficult with their stellar senses and 360 patrol; Sheikah outfit is strongly recommended), or paraglide onto them from high ground.

Unfortunately, also much like breaking a horse, your Stamina will drain as they try to buck you off, no matter how you mount them. It’s recommended to have a couple of Stamina upgrades before trying this at home.

Once you’ve hopped onto a Lynel, you can mash the attack button to give him 5 quick jabs in the back with your weapon, before Link automatically jumps off. There are two advantages to attacking this way: the first is that the jabs come out fast regardless of which weapon you have equipped. This means that even if you’re holding a strong and heavy two-hander like, say, a max-damage Royal Guard’s Claymore, you can stab him 5 times for 116 damage each in about two seconds, with no risk to your health.

The second perk is that this does not reduce your weapon’s durability at all. Given that you can easily go through at least two weapons just chewing through a Lynel’s massive health pool otherwise, this is a great boon. It also means that if you have a strong but fragile weapon like, say, a max-damage Royal Guard’s Claymore, you can always save it in reserve especially for these mounted attacks on Lynels and never have any fear of breaking and losing it.

Look my point is just go to Hyrule Castle and find the Moblin holding a Royal Guard’s Claymore, and save and reload until he drops a 116 for you. Having a Level 3 attack buff and pulling this out every time you mount a Lynel is the freest 870 damage you’ll ever deal in this game.

Advanced Arrows

Anyway, pop quiz: remember how I mentioned that Link automatically jumps off of a Lynel’s back after hitting him 5 times? Question: what offensive action can you perform after jumping off of horse-like creatures?

That’s right, you can follow up your mounted assault with some bullet time arrows! It’s actually possible to hit the weak spot of the Lynel’s head from behind near the peak of Link’s jump, and while it won’t re-stun the Lynel, it’ll still deal that extra Critical Hit damage. Since Arrow Time chews through your Stamina, and you’ll have spent nearly a whole bar just staying on the thing’s back, you pretty much need 2 or 3 full bars before attempting this.

Heck, for that matter, you can stop and unleash a couple of point-blank shots before mounting them, while they’re too stunned to do anything about it. Since Savage Lynel Bows deal 32 damage x 3 arrows by default, and 32x5 if you get the best drops, and every Critical Hit deals 3x damage, this means that every time you fire into a Lynel’s weak spot with one of his kins’ weapons, you can do a maximum of about, eh… 288 or 480 damage. Per shot.

This may or may not be broken.

Since every Lynel drops a bow, along with anywhere between 10-30 elemental arrows, you’re basically a self-sustaining Lynel-farming machine if you make all of your damage come from mounted strikes and Critical arrows. It takes good Shield Parry timing and a steady hand, but once you get the hang of it, you can fill your inventory with the strongest weapons without sacrificing any in turn.

Ironic, isn’t it? These guys are unbeatable in archery duels, but once they put their bows away and grab their weapons, your arrows can shred them to bits. Don’t forget, kids: never bring a knife to a gun fight.

Conclusion

With enough practice, This Could Be You™! Silver and Gold Lynels may be the single toughest individuals this game can throw at you, but the stuff you can loot from them makes it very well worth it.

Not to mention that Lynel materials will help you upgrade arguably the most useful armor set in the game:

I hope this guide was concise and engaging! Good luck, and happy hunting, heroes!

angsty blitzstone where blitz knows it’s april fools but hearth doesn’t and so he confesses

and blitz gets mad not realizing that he wasn’t joking

and hearth is just left there confused at what just happened and blitz goes to magnus to be sad with

and magnus knows that hearth would n e v e r intentionally hurt blitz like that and that hearth actually does love blitz

meanwhile hearth goes to sam and sam explains to him just what exactly today is

and she tells magnus this and magnus shows blitz

so hearth is horrified at the thought that he confessed on what was possibly the worst day of the year

and blitz is freaking out because h i s c r u s h a c t u a l l y l i k e s h i m

so sam and magnus plan for them to meet up
and they’re both like “hey, why don’t we take a walk in the park to get you to cool down a bit”

hearth and blitz see each other before sam and magnus do

they run to each other and hearth just starts signing very fast so many apologies and is explaining himself

blitz lightly places his hand on hearth’s bicep
“I know, sam explained it. I love you too”

they hug each other tightly for the next couple of minutes

sam and magnus’s job is done

-taken from what I said on the PJO discord server bc it was too big for a picture rip

First Impressions (Part 15)

Prompt: Imagine your friend, Anthony Mackie, brings you with him to an event and introduces you to his friend, Sebastian, who’s blown away by you. He immediately starts flirting and acting silly because you make him nervous and he just wants to impress you

Warnings: flirting (adult style), language (always, with me, come on), and drama (later on in the fic) angst…

Word Count: 3755

Notes: If anyone has kids or wives out of the celebrities mentioned, in this universe, they sort of don’t exist….Just for the sake of keeping it concise. Beta’d by @like-a-bag-of-potatoes (because shes perfectly amazing) and I could NOT, not, just not have done any of this at all without my amazing girl, @amarvelouswritings

So sorry this is late. I was very sick (still am, but getting better) and I was waiting on my beta ;)

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“How did it go?” Hayden asked as he came into your bedroom where you were laying on the bed, staring at the ceiling and smoking. Once he saw you, he answered his own question. “Ah, that good, eh?”

“Hay…” you started before he climbed on the bed and kissed you to quiet you and your worries.

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