getting nostalgic now

When I was a child many moons ago we had this habit with my family that I really miss now that we live in different cities. Usually in the afternoons or whenever on the weekends my mom would go to her room with a book and read on her bed. At some point we’d pile on to the bed with my sister, she’d usually have a Donald Duck comic book with her and I would read books like the HP series. And we’d read in silence, just sprawled on the bed, limbs entangled, light kicking of siblings (ofc) and when there would be something funny in whatever we’d be reading we’d read it out loud to the others and have a giggle together. 

And I really love the idea of these kinds of semi-impromptu reading piles with the gangs. Like Wash reading a book he found in one of the storage rooms, while Caboose flicks through a comic book as Tucker browses his data pad casually tapping his feet against Cabooses shin and resting his head against Wash’s legs. 

xxleondraxx  asked:

The anon ask where you drew a little picture of the young angara playing with the rubiks cube then mentioning UNO made me think about how much fun young angara would probably have playing Slap Jack xD That was one of my favorite card games as a kid.

This is the first time I’ve heard of Slap Jack! It looks fun though o((*^▽^*))o

man I

lietbel is like the one thing me and my 15 year old self have in common, whenever I think about it I can remember exactly how I was/felt back then

Moving day

Just a fluffy lil thing that I just blabbled out about them moving!
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Dan joined Phil inside their front door after taking out the last box. “Are we all set?” He asked, his hands on his hips and grinning.

Phil nodded, chewing on his bottom lip briefly as he thought over. “You grabbed the bag of freezer stuff?”

“Yes.”

“Fridge food?”

"Yes.”

"What about the-”

"Wait!” Dan said suddenly, bolting up the stairs with Phil on his heel.

"What did you forget?” He asked, breathless from the sudden jog up the stairs to the kitchen.

Dan was sitting on the counter, carefully climbing to his knees so he could see above the cupboards. “It’s still here! Holy shit!”

"What are you on about?” Phil asked as he attempted to get up too, but not having enough room due to Dan.

"When we first moved in here, I was scared,” he grabbed an envelope that was tucked at the back on top of the cupboards and moved from kneeling to sitting on the counter properly again. “We had nothing. Well, I had nothing. I was scared that if radio one flopped, and youtube flopped, that I’d be on the street,”

"I’d never let that happen Dan,” Phil interjected.

"I know, but I was young and stupid. I didn’t know. So when we moved in here, I tucked away any extra cash I had, and the photo strip from the photo booth we went to the first time I visited you in Manchester.” He said softly, opening the envelope and pulling out some pounds, setting them beside him on the counter as the photo booth pictures slipped out and onto the group.

Phil knelt down and picked it up, turning it over a few times in his fingers before closing looking at their pictures. “We were fetus’!” He exclaimed, giggling. “Look at our small chubby faces!”

Dan grinned and snatched the slip from him, looking at the pictures before glancing in the envelope. “Yup. Some cash, a picture of the family dog, and the photo strip from Manchester. Apparently 21 year old me decided that’s all I needed if I was thrown onto the streets.” He hopped off the counter and carefully tucked the money and pictures back into the envelope and pocketing it.

Phil smiled softly. “I still would never throw you onto the streets, you doorknob.”

Dan shrugged a bit and sighed. “Oh, so did the landlord say what to do with our keys?”

Phil nodded and pulled his out of his pocket. “He said to leave them on the counter.” Phil looked down at the key in his hand, sighing heavily before setting them on the counter.

"No need to get nostalgic now.” Dan said, setting his key on the counter along with Phil’s. “We get to start our next chapter. New keys. New beds. New neighbourhood. It’s all gonna change for the better. We are only gonna go up from here.”

Phil broke out into a grin that slowly grew wider. “Alright. You’re right.” He said, nodding a bit. “Let’s get going then.” He walked out of the kitchen, Dan flicking the lights off along the way, truly making Phil feel like this was their past fading away behind them as they exited to their new future.

All they knew is that they had each other.

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“Well, I know what’s to the left. I’ll be Anya the Orphan forever. But if 1 go right, maybe I could find … Who ever gave me this necklace must have loved me.” – Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia | Photography

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Patricia Velásquez and Rachel Weisz as Anck-Su-Namun and Evelyn Carnahan in “The Mummy” (1999)

Not gonna lie, “The Mummy” was one of the first movies to make me realize I was attracted to girls, even if at the time I didn’t quite understand what that meant yet… I was 12.

bruuuuhhhhh I just watched Moana again in my basement in full surround sound and I think that’s what I’m gonna miss most abt this house once I leave: being able to lock myself away from the world and lose myself in some adventure. (well, that and my three cats)

I’m thinking of watching Hunter x Hunter one last time before I go, while I can… (I was just watching some AMVs and sobbing my eyes out lol; wasn’t expecting that)

and since Netflix took fUCKING FMAB OFF FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME ANd kissanime has been a piece of shit on my Wii U… I think that’ll be it. And then I’m off… finally…

I hope my fresh start will be worth all my hard work…

i’m getting really nostalgic right now so for people who have been fans of regular show since the beginning who remembers
• when the fandom had more than like 7 people and new episodes were talked about
• that one kid in class who would always go “you know who else ____? MY MOM!!”
• rigby died at least once every season
• those previews that ended with a still of the park and a narrator saying “regular show: it’s anything but. new episode monday at 8.”
• lady pecs
• before eileen was introduced so in a desperate attempt to give rigby a love interest people made female raccoon ocs that all had the same “cool chick, loves coffee and video games” personality
• party tonight was the ultimate jam
• but there was that super weird official music video for it that cartoon network released that had people actually dressed up as the characters and it just… nyeeeh
• THE CHARACTER ASK BLOGS
• “cj was a really cool character i hope she comes back one day and makes up with mordecai”
• super saiyan benson
• it was pretty much agreed by everyone that the funniest scene was when muscle man got punched by the hammer and his own boobs hit him in the face
• “i hope mordecai and margaret kiss under the mistletoe in the christmas special!”
• techmo was everyone’s fave
•when bendrey still like existed
• that meme about mordecai eating salad
• the acid trip from weekend at benson’s and how you will probably never listen to mississippi queen again without imagining mordecai, rigby, and benson stumbling down the street while dancing chili peppers distort reality around them
• WHEN OWEN DENNIS DID THE 30 DAY SHIPPING CHALLENGE FOR FRIGGING MORDECAI AND GODZILLA (are there still any godecai fans out there?)
• people editing that scene from brain eraser where the cashier guy goes “i watch it all day, every day” with their favorite show
• the really creepy original ending to terror tales of the park 2 (you see mordecai and rigby’s mangled dead bodies at the scene of a car crash and then everyone goes to hell)
• the promo for bad kiss coming out and everybody flipped
• 10 hour long loops of summertime lovin on youtube
• everybody being super proud when mordecai punched benson… yeah you know the moment
• back when rigby was just starting to like eileen but not quite so in ship fics and stuff he was depicted as like “gosh i HATE eileen and her STUPID face so why do i want to KISS HER SO BAD?”
• mordecai’s mom cecilia
• when power tower first aired and for some reason that was never explained the colors were all wrong and did it kind of hurt anyone else’s eyes?
• future meets the past (HAVE FUN BIRTHING US)
• art of rigby and rocket raccoon
• this is probably really dumb but… i miss when margaret almost always wore yellow for her casual outfits? like, i don’t know, but i still headcanon it as her favorite color :3
• people thought rigby was gay for mordecai (but come on they weren’t wrong) because he showed no interest in girls or dating for the first, second and arguably part of the third season
• “thomas is such a boring character why did he even join the show?”
• when benson told mordecai and rigby he loved them in blind trust :_)
• don’t lie, you HAVE thought about changing your name to trash boat
• “they should use the song come on eileen in the show”
• that mordecai in art school flashback and how everyone thought it was the cutest thing
• everybody hated benson after best burger in the world
• when rigby ran on all fours more often… i miss that :_(
• crossover art with adventure time
• mordaret was the most popular ship in the fandom seriously everybody was rooting for them
• i think benpops was pretty popular too
• that scene from terror tales 5 where rigby goes “let’s do something REALLY scary!” and pops goes “we could go to bed early and be alone with our thoughts” and how every once in a while the regular show tag will be spammed with the same screenshot of it over and over
• 2 IN THE AM PM AND THE NAÏVE MAN FROM LOLLILAND
• meteor moves had half the fandom screaming over the mordaret kiss and the other half reeaaally mad about the whole friend zone thing
• you probably tried to send something to the moon once, it most likely didn’t work
• that part from video game wizards where mordecai is trying to sleep in a motel room while rigby blasts his homemade song on a boom box outside and how people always replace the song with another one in edits that are all like “trying to get your friend to listen to ___”
• “omg donald trump tried to destroy thanksgiving in regular show!”
• chad and jeremy fan art/fanfictions EVERYWHERE
• the preview for steak me amadeus came out just a little after adventure time’s fire and ice aired and people were like “i have a bad feeling about mordecai and margaret since finn and flame princess just broke up”
• people wanted cj to be the new waitress at the coffee shop after margaret left
• did anyone else try to learn how to do mordecai’s robot from the tgi tuesday dance battle? no? just me? okay
• the fandom went nuts when phone recordings of comic con panels were uploaded to youtube (also remember when william salyers acted out rigby asking eileen for a date? good times)
• “can mordecai fly?”
• the calvin wong/toby jones and hilary florido/madeline queripel board teams
• i think cloudyleen was a thing for a while
• ooh also cj x thomas was actually pretty huge i’m pretty sure even one of the storyboarders like toby jones or owen dennis or someone said they shipped it
• admit it at one point or another you have wanted a mordecai and the rigbys t-shirt or an eggcellent hat
• i don’t remember the exact situation but someone from the show posted something about “ready to go steady” and tagged it rigby and eileen and nobody knew what it meant but the shippers had a field day
• how benson’s car was accidentally aired before the terror tales episode that explained how thomas got stuck wearing his pizza costume until thanksgiving so HE JUST RANDOMLY WALKED INTO THE HOUSE DRESSED AS A SLICE OF PIZZA WITH NO CONTEXT AND WALKED RIGHT OUT HAHAHAHAAAHA
• the tag after maxin and relaxin aired being flooded with screencaps of all the mordeblushes
• after the movie there were people who went “SEE this is why i hate rigby he’s selfish and ruined mordecai’s future and lied about it” and then there were people who went “LOOK AT HIM RIGBY MY SON HIS PARENTS DIDN’T BELIEVE IN HIM NO DON’T CRY HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER HE GOT BRUTALLY REJECTED FROM THE MOST ACCEPTING COLLEGE ON THE PLANET HE HAS SUCH LOW SELF-ESTEEM I WANT TO GIVE HIM A HUG”
• eileen’s rock polisher jokes
• the mordaret shippers getting excited for diary but then “I THINK EILEEN LOOKS HOT WITHOUT HER GLASSES ON!” and the rigleen shippers rose
• the titles and synopses for the first few episodes of season 6 being released and they were all about muscle man and the entire fandom was like “aw CRAP HERE COMES ANOTHER SEASON 4 BOYS”
• a lot of people were even praying that the end of muscle man was about his untimely death
• speaking of which remember how like half the fandom went “damn they had the perfect opportunity to kill off muscle man” after last meal haha
• the running gag where maellard always called benson the wrong name
• also the one where margaret had a new boyfriend every episode
• you may or may not have known someone who said “TGI TUESDAY!” every tuesday for like a year
• the best rap in the entire show was probably when mordecai was telling rigby off in sweater woes for being selfish and not moving on from margaret (“not fine not fine!”)
• screen caps of those animatronics from fuzzy dice with the caption “is this five nights at freddy’s”
• when the post card was announced and all the writers were like “it’s a hi five ghost episode! no, really!”
• “you really have to blow, you’re not blowing hard enough, BLOW HARDER!”
• this was in season 7 so not exactly old but sam spina’s bad art contests
• the swift rise and fall of the cloudygret ship at one point in the love triangle i think it was after eileen flat screen aired
• everybody making their own theories about skips and his “mystery lost love” and then there were tears when skips’ story aired
• muscle man getting beaten up to holly jolly christmas and we all laughed because he deserved it
• benson’s girlfriend veronica
• “i can’t believe evangelion copied regular show”
• you’ve witnessed the introduction, filling, and re-digging of the crash pit
• the eileen flat screen fake out where jg quintel hyped the episode and said it was gonna be big and people immediately thought “RIGLEEN” but it was like nope margaret’s back
• MUD WAIFU
• “still think i’m a momma’s boy?”
• people making thomas memorial videos or “rip thomas” text posts after the real thomas aired
• how a lot of people left the fandom after the two great controversies™, meteor moves (“FRIEND ZONE! FRIEND ZONE FRIEND ZONE FRIEND ZONE!”) and the season 6 love triangle, also the real thomas but to a lesser extent, but most of them still went “but tell me when rigleen becomes canon yo”
• is it just me or will my favorite scene always be the season 4 ending where rigby joined mordecai on the park house roof and they watched the sunset together
• “you take margaret to the airport?” “yeah” “you want to talk about it?” “no” seriously if this is not your favorite moment then why not
• how they sTILL HAVEN’T RESOLVED THE WHOLE “RIGBY GOES BACK IN TIME TO STOP MORDECAI FROM KISSING CJ” PLOT FROM NEW YEAR’S KISS I MEAN ARE WE EVER GOING TO SEE WHY RIGBY WANTED TO PREVENT IT SO BAD

Favorite creepypasta #89: Wobble World

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Before you get rid of that analog television, you should try it out. See if it still works. That could mean the difference between donating it to a thrift shop and tossing it into a landfill with everyone else’s outmoded gear.

It’s dusty. Sure, that’s only to be expected. How long has it been since you’ve used the thing? It has to be more than a year, since you finally broke down and got a more modern flat screen that was on sale.

Clear off the dust. Just in case. The last thing you need is to start a fire because you didn’t want to throw the damned thing in a dumpster just yet.

Find a free electrical socket and plug it in. Ah! It made that little “tweee” sound it always made when the power came back on after a blackout. You’re getting nostalgic now, aren’t you? The sounds and sights you’d become so accustomed to, which you’ve now put aside forever!

Remember hooking your game system up to the television? Remember connecting the VCR? Now you just insert a single plug from your DVD player to your current television, but back then you were actually left to your own wits. Red wire to red outlet. White to white, yellow to yellow. If that doesn’t work, try to find the manual.

Ah, the old thing works! Well, it came on, at least. It powered up. That’s a good sign, and maybe it’ll find a new home with someone less fortunate than yourself.

It would be nice if it played something other than static, but for that you’d need a digital broadcast converter. It’s part of the reason you finally upgraded, after all… why buy the converter when you should just get a new television anyway?

The old TV still remembers the channels that were programmed into it. Three, Four, skipping five, Six, and so on… the poor thing has always remembered what channels you could get, and has been waiting for you to come back and watch them. Kind of sad.

Hey, what’s this?

Some faded, barely-there picture. An analog broadcast, still going. Isn’t that illegal, now? Didn’t the Government push everyone to digital? I don’t know about you, but I think that’s kind of strange.

But seriously, what’s this?

What IS this?

Lean in closer, will you? See if you can pick out the shapes in the blizzard of black and white static. Turn it down a bit, though. The hissing sound is very unpleasant.

There’s a very faint sound coming from the speakers… through the static, that is… some kind of weird mumbling, though maybe it’s just your mind playing tricks on you. You’re just hearing things amid the noise, I bet.

“Mrmle mrmle meemee meemle murmr mrmle…”

It just keeps going, like someone’s having a conversation with their self and they aren’t too worried about being clear.

Oh! Here’s an idea!!

Turn on the closed captioning. That might do something.

HOST > WELCOME TO WOBBLE WORLD! CHILDREN, WILL YOU SAY HELLO TO WOBBLE?

CHILDREN > HELLO WOBBLE! HELLO!

Weird.

Maybe if you fiddle with the settings, you can see this a bit better… or maybe hear it more clearly. You remember the picture and audio settings, right? You can find those from the menu? There you go, you’ve got it.

Well that’s not much better, but I guess it’s something.

Look! There, in the middle of the screen. Someone’s standing there.

What’s up with his arms? And his head? His arms are offset like one of those tall cacti. One’s lower then the other. One’s longer than the other. Ha! His head keeps wobbling left and right like a hyperactive worm.

He’s so far away. Or is he just small?


HOST > TODAY WE’RE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT SHARING, AND WE’LL SEE A NEW LETTER.

CHILDREN > ALRIGHT! YAY! A LETTER!


You can hear them, now! The “Host” fellow sounds like an old man with a British accent. Sort of like Michael Caine, but a bit weaker in the voice. Shakier. The “Children” are just that… a chorus of different kids all shouting out responses to the British Host’s dialogue. They’re mostly in unison, but there are a few stragglers who answer late.

There’s a familiar sight. The letter “J” is on the screen in large, bold lettering.


HOST > WHAT LETTER IS THIS? DO YOU SEE IT? IT HAS A FLAT TOP AND A CURVY BOTTOM. DO YOU KNOW A LETTER WITH A FLAT TOP AND CURVY BOTTOM?

CHILDREN > “J”! “J”! IT’S A “J”! OH, I KNOW IT.

HOST > THAT’S RIGHT!

He sounds over-excited, like someone imitating a child.

HOST > THE LETTER “J” HAS A FLAT TOP AND A CURVY BOTTOM! … I SAY, YOU’RE ALL VERY SMART INDEED!

He pauses, then sounds a bit concerned. 

HOST > … DO YOU KNOW ANY WORDS THAT START WITH “J”?

Silence.

HOST > COME ON…

He sounds as if this is very urgent, but is trying to keep calm. He talks through gritted teeth, you can hear it.

HOST > DOES ANYONE KNOW A WORD THAT STARTS WITH “J”? … ANYONE?

Without warning, the picture shifts to that misshapen silhouette in infinite white space. It begins wobbling faster… more erratically… its whole body seems to be twitching and shaking, now.

HOST > I THINK WE’RE MAKING WOBBLE UPSET.

You’re probably knitting your brow, now. Staring at the screen quizzically. I wouldn’t blame you.

YOU know a word that starts with “J”, right?

Wobble takes a step closer to you.

HOST > OH DEAR.

It’s kind of hard to believe those kids are taking so long with this. It’s not exactly hard to think of “Jump” or “Jacket” or “Juice”.

Did you just say “Juice”? I think you did, under your breath.

CHILDREN > JUICE! JUICE! JUICE STARTS WITH “J”!

The image shifts back to the large “J”.

HOST > THAT’S RIGHT! JUICE! MY, YOU’RE ALL VERY CLEVER. THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL!

He sounds happy, relieved. 

HOST > “J” ALSO STANDS FOR “JUSTIFY”. REMEMBER, CHILDREN - YOU CAN JUSTIFY ANYTHING YOU FEEL LIKE DOING! CAN YOU SAY “JUSTIFY”?

CHILDREN > JUSTIFY!!


Well, glad that’s over. It’s kind of disconcerting that you thought of the word right before they all said it, but really how many “J” words would a little kid know? I guess it’s time to turn the television off and put aside. Next time you’re in the city, you can take it to one of those junk shops.

HOST > WAIT, DON’T GO AWAY YET!

Your finger instinctively withdraws from the power button. What’s going to happen that’s so important? Nothing you’re terribly interested in, I’m sure.

The silhouette… I guess that’s “Wobble” and this is his “World”… takes a step closer to the screen. He’s shaking more, now, and his head is squirming this way and that with no rhyme or reason.

CHILDREN > YEAH! DON’T GO! PLEASE DON’T!

Your thumb finds the power button again. Wobble takes a few more quick steps, and the children simultaneously scream in terror.

HOST > ALRIGHT… OKAY…

HOST > THAT’S CLOSE ENOUGH WOBBLE

HOST > STOP SCREAMING, CHILDREN…

He sounds very worried, but he keeps trying to bring his voice back to a reassuring place…

HOST > HA HA, IT’S JUST THAT… YOU KNOW HOW WOBBLE FEELS ABOUT SCREAMING…

As soon as the kids all stop their shrill, mindless vocalizations, Wobble takes another few steps closer. He’s almost filling the screen, now. He’s shaking violently! If he vibrated any faster, you’d barely be able to see him!

HOST > WOBBLE YOU’RE SCARING US!

He is!

He’s scaring you, isn’t he?! Is that the sound of your heart racing? You’d better turn the damned thing off right now, don’t hesitate!

As you click the power button, Wobble races toward the screen. The children scream. The Host screams. Thankfully, it’s all gone within a split second and the television set is dark… quiet… your reflection in the screen looks a bit disturbing, doesn’t it? All the color’s gone from your face, and you’re shaking!

I don’t know what that was, but it wasn’t… right. If you live to be a hundred, I bet you never want to see anything like that again!

You need some fresh air, I think.

Yeah, go outside. Just relax and take a few deep breaths.

It’s nice out. Kind of cold, but nice. Crisp. The air is sweet and does a lot to help calm your nerves after… WHATEVER just happened.

Some children are playing nearby in a neighbor’s yard. They’re throwing leaves at each other and laughing and hollering. There’s six or seven of them. It’d difficult to tell since they keep dodging behind trees.

You should probably talk to them.

Call out to them. Shout over, it’s alright.

Ask them if they know any words that start with the letter “J”.

They’re staring now, just quietly watching you like you asked something out of the ordinary. Which you clearly didn’t. As the seconds pass, it seems like they actually might not know any words that start with “J”.

That’s crazy, though. They MUST know at least one. How stupid would they have to be to actually NOT know any “J” words? They’ve gone back to playing now, screaming and playing and screaming, and the screaming is really getting under your skin. Why do they have to scream? Don’t they know how you feel about screaming?


I have an idea that might help.

Take a few steps toward them.

Try wobbling your head.

I was unable to find the author of this creepypasta. 

I was just screwing around on wayback machine and I realised that in December ‘07 the vlogbrothers had <12,000 subscribers. That suddenly strikes me as not that many. How many did they have when I started watching? Can’t have been more than 10,000 tops… and how many of those people are still watching? Realistically it’s probably not a huge number.

For the first time I’m really realising just how long I’ve been watching their videos. I watched all the way through high-school (that’s 7th through 12th grade for you Americans) and 3 years of university. When I started watching I was 12 and now I have a degree and the beginnings of a career. I’ve watched on three continents (four if you count the time I watched youtube videos during a layover in Hong Kong airport).

I’m just riffing here but honestly those videos have had a pretty huge impact on my life. Who knows how I’d be the changed without them, since I watched (and was really invested in them) throughout such formative years. When I was 12 I stopped getting upset when people called me a nerd and started calling myself one. When I was 13 I stopped desperately trying to fit in with the cool kids and found my own friend group. When I was 14 my travels through the internet lead me to figure out (and accept) my sexuality. When I was 15 the girl who had been my biggest bully became my best friend. When I was 16 I decided I wanted to be an actor and that no disadvantages were going to stop me. I’m getting nostalgic now and I could go on, but the point is that whatever flaws some might fancy pointing out about the nerdfighter community (as is their right, keep us in check!), the vlogbrothers were damn good influences in my life. I learned tolerance and understanding, I believed that it’s cool to be smart and okay to feel different, I donated money to charity since before I could anywhere near afford it and I became engaged in and informed about politics and global issues when I was still just a kid.

(sidenote: I believe my watching the videos and later recommending them to my friends who then recommended them to their friends and so on might have made my home town (with less than 10,000 people) have one of the highest nerdfighter counts per capita, at least prior to tfios becoming so huge)

I’ve always been a daydreamer. I’ve always had sort of a wandering imagination and when I was growing up my number one daydream was, uh, you know, getting to someday end up on a big stage singing for a lot of people, so thanks for taking care of that one for me you guys.