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I played a new Bomberman game in 2017 ⊟ 

I don’t claim to be a Bomberman expert. I’ve played a little bit of a lot of them, from Bomberman on NES to Bomberman Online on Dreamcast, with one glorious, life-altering 10-player Saturn Bomberman match at a friend’s house – but I never really put a lot of time into any one game, partly because I’m an only child and didn’t have on-demand access to bombing partners.

Bearing in mind my limited understanding of the True Depth of Hudson’s bulbous-headed demolitionist, Super Bomberman R seems like a good one. It had a group of total strangers, myself included, screaming at each other in joy, rage, disbelief, and whatever you call the emotion of having just exploded. 

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Repeating backgrounds ft. tournament rivals

They’re free to use, just credit me if you do!

anonymous asked:

So how do you feel about the fact that the in ground pool doesnt extend past his deck ? Im thinking maybe his deck is so long its like inside of it almost ?

oh, boy

i work w/some architects ( “ “ “ designers ” ” ” ) and most of what i know about their jobs is that i am not cut out for them. let’s give this a shot anyway.

(DISCLAIMER: i know what cartoon physics are. i love them. no, i do not actually think we need scientific explanation for bojack’s pool. i have very little going on in my personal life. this will occupy me for like five minutes.)

in googling around for quick screenshots of the pool, i found a quora question about it where a responder tried to use bojack’s tesla as a comparison thing. two problems with this:

1) YES, bojack’s tesla could be a modified model S and not an updated roadster, but wouldn’t modifying the model S render its measurements different enough from the original model S’s measurements that there isn’t any certitude when using it as a comparison?

2) i felt very smart for thinking of using that to measure the pool depth, and i resent that everyone else who took high school geometry also had that thought

(worrying: that my idea of intellect correlates so closely with my idea of novelty)

so let’s use the ‘d’ from the hollywoo sign, this time.

according to ‘hollywoodsign.org,’ the ‘d’ in the sign is 45 feet tall, 33 feet wide. (difficult to determine if that’s the letter or the letter plus its posts but let’s say letter for now.) 

the show gives us a helpful grid. assuming the blocks are all equal sizes, i think the ‘d’ is 8 blocks tall? with one block broken into halves at the top and bottom. that makes every whole block 5.625 feet tall. the one-and-a-half blocks fully submerged in the pool add up to 8.47375 feet tall. let’s round that to, idk, at least 8.5 feet, maybe even 9 if the d stands upright and the pool has no depth variance. 

if i looked at a big-ass hill mansion like bojack’s and someone told me that the deck was 9 feet tall, i think i’d just be like, ‘i guess!’ so… i guess!

i respect your hypothesis, asker, on the principle that it’s a genuine stab at a coherent explanation. no clue how to investigate it, but a pool that goes inside a deck sounds cool as hell, if somewhat scary. 

There were good and honest people who called Downtown home – people who made the best of their situations despite the difficulties they endured. Though Downtown was cramped, stricken with crime, riddled with poverty, and generally looked down upon by those who lived outside of it, those residents had a bond of camaraderie that Midreach or Upperhills could never understand. They shared what they could with each other, were more sympathetic towards the plight of others, and watched each other’s backs.

While those good and honest residents did exist, it was the uglier side of Downtown that shone as its most prominent depiction.

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anonymous asked:

Out of the other supernovas, is there anyone you'd consider making an alliance with?

Drake: I am currently working under a Yonko– Kaido – so i’m not in a situation where an alliance is necessary or wanted. However, if I weren’t already allied with Kaido, and if I had to choose from others of my generation:

anonymous asked:

Hello!!! I don't play D&D so I'm sorry if this request sounds off but... The whole alignment sorting thing originated from this game, right? Would you be up for writing headcanons about RFA's + minor trio's alignments? (I'm a chaotic neutral ahaha)

It does originate from D&D! I waffled for a bit about whether I should do the actual character’s alignments or the alignments of the character’s they’d play in D&D, but I thought choosing alignments for the actual characters would give me a space to babble about their personalities.

As with all things alignment-based, please take these categorizations with a grain of salt. The alignment system is a pretty contentious one, as it’s hard to encompass an entire character’s moral system within a 9 block grid of choices.

Also this contains route spoilers so be warned.


Yoosung - Neutral Good

  • Neutral: Yoosung cares about the law, but I wouldn’t say he necessarily… sticks strictly to it when he thinks other methods can do the most good. He, uh. He’s pretty down with helping Seven in general, and Seven… doesn’t particularly care about the law lmao.
  • Good: Yoosung has strong moral convictions and an active desire to make the world a better place. This might be somewhat disguised by his depression, but he went into school wanting to prevent more tragedies like the one that happened to Rika’s dog. Not only does he want to do good, but unlike his cousin, he doesn’t want to harm people in the process. Yoosung is a sweet bean, he cares when people are in pain or in trouble, and at his ideal, he actively wants to help. (See: how gung-ho he is about helping Seven out in multiple routes, and how much he worries when Jumin loses Elizabeth III.)
  • tl;dr protect this sweet chick i love him

Zen - Chaotic Good

  • Chaotic: I almost feel like I shouldn’t have to explain this one, considering he’s all about doing things his own way. He was in a motorcycle gang, jfc. He totally would punch Jumin directly in the face, who gives a shit about battery charges. He rejects societal expectations and laws to accomplish the most ‘good’.
  • Good: He has a pretty strong moral system - treat women with respect, be kind/good to others (look at his treatment of his fans!) and doing good turns to other people. He also cares when characters are mistreated (see: his feelings about Jaehee) and he opposes things that he considers to be ‘actively making things worse for others’ (see: Jumin.)

Jaehee - Lawful Neutral

  • Lawful: She’s very strict, orderly, and regulated in her personal dealings. She considers society important and she wants to function as a model member of society - which is, in part, one of her problems, because it makes her too rigid to take chances and leads her to unhappiness. it’s also probably why she won’t admit she’s gay 4 u
  • Neutral: She… is kind of concerned with herself and her own dealings tbh and doesn’t seem to care much about having an overarching effect on the world. She doesn’t want to do bad, but she doesn’t seem to feel particularly compelled to do good either, unless it directly involves her and her friend’s interests. She has a self-contained mindset, making her… neutral.

707 - Chaotic Neutral-leaning-towards-Good

  • Chaotic: He does whatever he wants to further his interests, whether it be his agency work or his hacking. He makes viruses that spreads Zen’s youtube videos around to make him famous, and he in general flouts the law. 
  • Neutral: I think, at some point, 707 has the potential to be Chaotic Good. But in the story, his highest priority is the safety of his friends, which I would consider a Neutral leaning morality rather than Good, because Good characters want to better the world and it’s situation rather than just the circumstances of those close to them. (This, I would say, is more indicative of his circumstances than an active character trait, which is why I think - once he’s taken out of those circumstances - he’ll start to gravitate towards Good once he can actually care about things outside of his social circle.)

Jumin - Lawful Evil (l-look bear w/me here i’ll explain)

  • Lawful: Much like Jaehee, he keeps himself to a strict code of self-conduct. Get your work done, don’t slack, etc - and he expects other people to work within those rules. He obeys the laws of society (er… mostly…??) or, if not those laws, then he obeys the law of i’m filthy rich i can do what i want. 
  • Evil: Bolding this for emphasis - any evil that Jumin does is because of severe emotional repression and simply not understanding the consequences of what he does. This is not an active evil, and once he realizes the worth of his and other’s emotions, I’d put him at neutral. But I would say that he works, at the beginning of the story, for extreme self-interest at the expense of other people and the world around him. (see: POOR JAEHEE). He causes suffering totally without meaning to, which is why I put him at ‘evil’ (but a very sympathetic evil, and not one that’s deeply rooted in his own personality, but is a result of his inability to emotionally connect with others b/c of his upbringing.) Honestly, I could absolutely see a Lawful Neutral argument here, but I feel like he embodies the heartless aspects of capitalism enough to count as evil.

V - Neutral Good, but really, really bad at it

  • Neutral - I wouldn’t say that V has the free-spirited nature that Chaotic aligned people seem to have, but, uh, I wouldn’t… say… he’s particularly concerned with order and law, either. He, uh. Has Seven put a bomb in Rika’s apartment, for example. Which is……. pretty illegal…
  • Good: oh my god this man tries. he cares about morality, he cares about goodness, he cares about doing the right thing and about a better world, but jesus christ dude, you’re really ineffectual at it. His form of ‘doing good’ is martyring himself to keep people in ignorance, which allows problems to fester and grow rather than actually be solved. He wants to fix things, but he thinks the only way to fix things is to destroy himself… which means things get worse rather than better.

Unknown/Saeran - Lawful Evil (stick with me here again)

  • Chaotic: OK, Saeran doesn’t obey the law, but he is working for a ‘new world order’ underneath Rika. Though Rika rejects society, she wants to implement a new societal order, which I would claim is a Lawful mindset… and he’s so loyal to that goal that I think that, in turn, makes him “lawful”.Once Saeran is freed from Mint Eye though, I’d say that society just doesn’t matter to him, and he would lose that lawful categorization and become ‘chaotic’.
  • Evil: Saeran’s morality is so horribly fucked up that he believes ‘evil’ is good’. He has a casual disregard for lives, he’ll take people’s free will away, he’ll commit terrible atrocities to doll out the punishment he thinks is deserving of people (and to serve Rika) and while he’s at Mint Eye he’s pretty evil. Again, though, this is a product of his circumstances and of ignorance, and once he knows something different, I think he’d take to it pretty well. It’s not that he has a ‘me first, fuck everyone else’ mentality - he just… works towards terrible goals because that’s all he knows.

Vanderwood - True Neutral

  • Neutral - I think they’re an interesting example of being very meticulous and orderly in their allegiances (their very responsible outlook towards work and their ability to set personal feelings aside for that work) but they don’t really have an actual investment in those allegiances, it’s something they mainly do out of fear. So, I’d define them as neutral. (I would personally saw the agency counts as Lawful Evil.)
  • Neutral: They are extremely self-serving. There’s no drive to do good, but there’s also no desire to do evil either - they’re not like Saeran who will totally blow up a building or like Jumin who causes rampant emotional damage. If it’s orders, they’ll kill, but they won’t enjoy it, and they’re just kind of… trying to not die. I think, like Seven, they have the capacity to do a lot of good when it comes to their friends, but unlike Seven, I don’t think they’ll naturally gravitate towards doing good once they’re out of the agency.
17 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO BELGRADE.

1. Belgrade’s been around the block
Belgrade is seriously old, and it’s seen a few things. Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia and its capital, but the “white city” has taken many forms since the beginnings of its settlement between 50,000 and 20,000 years ago. Thanks to its strategic location at the confluence of the Saba and Danube rivers, and intersection of Western and Oriental Europe, Belgrade has been fought over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times, including by Attila the Hun, who had his way with the area in A.D. 442. In 1521 Belgrade was conquered by the Ottomans, and there followed a period of tug-of war between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, who took turns destroying the city, each leaving behind a cosmopolitan legacy. Belgrade was also the capital of Yugoslavia from its inception as a kingdom in 1918, throughout the post World War II socialist era, right up until Serbia was the last man standing in 2006. Serbs are notorious for their nationalism, but many Belgraders still express a ‘yugonostalgic’ longing for the multiculturalism and porous borders of the socialist era, with their shared origins and languages (Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian are more or less reciprocal, although Serbian is the only one to use the Cyrillic alphabet).

2. It has a split personality
Bisected by the Sava river, Belgrade is a town of two halves: the old and the new. New Belgrade was constructed during the socialist era and the grid of blocks retains its Soviet feel. It’s definitely worth exploring the area to get a feel for this important part of the region’s history, but most of the action is confined to the ‘old’ side. Different again, on the same side of the Sava as New Belgrade is Zemun, which used to be a separate city to Belgrade—a fact its residents will not let you forget. While Belgrade proper was under Ottoman rule, Zemun was an Austro-Hungarian outpost. Nowadays Zemun is officially part of the city of Belgrade, but climbing to the top of Gardos hill or a seafood lunch at a kafana along the banks of the Danube still feels like a mini-break from the main metropolis.
3. Don’t mention the war
Be conscious that most people you will talk to in Belgrade have lived through the trauma of the Yugoslav wars, which lasted for a decade until 2001, ending the pan-Slavic experiment. The violence perpetrated by Serbian forces led the fledgling post-socialist republic to be ostracised from the international community for several years, while internally they struggled under the corruption and repression of the Milosevic era. A quick walk down Nemanjina Street and you’ll quickly realize why Belgrade’s recent history remains so present in people’s minds—the enormous destruction of the Yugoslav Ministry of Defence buildings, bombed during the NATO attack in 1999, dominates the streetscape.
The former Yugoslavia was sliced and diced into a collection of nation-states bound by ethno-religious borders. These borders came about after the South Slavs (who migrated from an area around the Ukraine and Poland) crashed the Byzantine party in the Balkans regions, resulting in some religious osmosis from their new neighbours. The Serbian Orthodox church is a hangover from the early Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholic Croatia congregated around the Roman religion, while the Ottomans’ Islam took root in Bosnia. Yugoslavia, first a kingdom and later, after World War II, a socialist regime headed by the still widely-adored Marshal Josip Broz Tito, was the region’s attempt to reignite a pan-Slavic identity and bring the religious disparity under one roof.The post-war years have not been kind to Belgrade: although some sectors of Serbia’s economy are on the up, helped by the promise of E.U. accession, the average wage remains low and unemployment, especially among the youth, is high. The ongoing political tension has resulted in a deep suspicion of the government, as well as foreign powers such as the U.S. and the E.U., that can border on conspiracy theory. The lack of capital in the Belgrade is visible throughout the city’s urban environment—blackened facades, cracked and crumbling flagstones, and out-of-date infrastructure.
4. But Belgrade knows how to party
Despite the millennia of tumult, from Attila the Hun to Slobodan Milosevic, shed any pre-conceived notions of war-ravaged Balkans—people in Belgrade like to have a good time. Cafés and bars are heaving day and night, and the terraces that crowd the pavements remind you that Italy and Greece are not so far away in terms of distance and culture. Belgrade has the Mediterranean lifestyle without the coastline. Coffee is taken very seriously here, but as the sun goes down, the espresso cups are replaced by beers or spritzes (the city’s de facto cocktail). Bars are squeezed into any available space—above, on, and below street level. One of the best things about Belgrade is exploring these neighbourhood establishments, each with their own distinct character. Use your discretion and you’ll find the staff and regulars (many of whom speak excellent English) will usually be very welcoming.
5. Coffee is a serious business
It’s probably not an exaggeration that for some people in Belgrade drinking coffee is a full-time job. The city was put on the drip after the Ottomans brought their brew with them in the 16th century, which explains why ‘domestic’ coffee, or kafa, bears a strong resemblance to what many people know as Turkish. The story goes that the very next year the first kafana(coffeehouse) was opened in Belgrade, in 1522.
For those who find the bitter viscosity of kafa a bit much, espresso is no less of an occupation here, and is probably more common these days, with a slew of independent cafes and chain stores opening around the city. If you’ve had the misfortune of living in less caffeine-oriented places, you’ll be astounded by the quality while being bemused that menus also usually offer Nescafe. There is also a new wave of specialty local roasters fuelling the city’s addiction—Przionica is one worth checking out if you worship at the altar of the bean.
6. The market is where it’s at
If you want to experience the heartbeat of Belgrade, head to the green markets, held daily. The biggest is Kalenic, but you can’t beat Zeleni Venac: the crazy architecture, spectacular view, and central location. All Belgrade markets have a flea market and fresh produce section. In the latter, locals hustle their homemade specialities: ajvar, kajmak, pickled chillies, honey, and even homemade rakija (a dangerous yet delicious prospect) sold in recycled glass jars or plastic bottles. It’s common not to see any other tourists, so communication can be difficult if you don’t speak Serbo-Croat. A few courteous essentials—dobar dan (good day), hvala (thank you)—a lot of gesticulation and a smile will get you pretty far. If all else fails most vendors will write down the price for you.
7. You must acquire the taste of rakija
Balkan states, despite their national pride, can’t deny that they all have rakijain common. A fruit brandy, rakija can be made from quince, pear, apricot, or peaches—but the Serbian national version (and arguably the most intense) issljivovica, made from the Damson plums that grow in abundance throughout the country (there is even a village called Šljivovica in Western Serbia). ‘Real’rakija is made from pure fruit, with no added sugar, and is double distilled—many Serbs make their own, swearing by its health benefits and drinking a small glass, alongside a coffee and sweetened fruits, for breakfast.
Keep your rakija training wheels on at first with medovaca, which has honey added to make it softer and sweeter. Once you get a taste for it, work your way up to sljivovica, which is guaranteed to warm the heart (in fact the wordrakija comes from an Arabic word meaning sweat). Rakija is served straight and sipped from small vials, accompanied by a glass of water to keep you from dehydrating. For something special, head to specialists Rakia Bar for a tasting of their artisanal creations. Živeli (cheers)!
8. Breakfast burek is the new breakfast burrito
A proper Belgrade burek is a thing of beauty—there is a reason these things are sold by weight. The shattering crunch of layers of flaky pastry. The inevitable searing burn of the filling, punishing you for being too impatient. You tell yourself you won’t eat the whole thing but of course you do, until all that remains are stray, buttery crumbs. All over your chest. Burek are available in sweet (fruit or ricotta-like cheese) or savoury (anything from cheese, spinach, mushroom to meat) and are traditionally washed down with drinkable yoghurt—an intense combination that somehow works. You’ll definitely get the goods at old school bakery Pekara Carli: what they lack in variety, they make up for in freshness. If you’re into nocturnal consumption, Europan has a wider selection of fillings and is open 24 hours.
9. Serbian food = pork, sauce, repeat
Balkans cuisine is certainly no vegetarians’ paradise, unless you are happy to subsist entirely on burek. Belgrade’s food is an edible tour of the region’s history: you’ll find Turkish-influenced kifle, baklava, and cevapcici—a minced meat—sharing the menu with Greek specialties and Austrian-inspired tortenand schnitzel, Vienna’s famous breaded pork escalope, which in Belgrade has been upgraded to become a hefty cream cheese-stuffed version which comes smothered in tartar sauce, and garnished with tomato and lemon slices forming a Karadjordjevic star—the Serbian Monarchy medal.
Traditional Serbian meals are full of strong flavours. Hearty stews and basically any form of meat—grilled, cured, or stuffed with cheese—feature prominently, usually served alongside salads, bread, and condiments. Sauces are big here, from kajmak (Serbia’s answer to clotted cream) to ajvar (a spicy, red pepper paste).Legend has it the preponderance of pork originated as a form of gastronomic resistance to the Ottoman overlords. Serbian food might be rustic, but due to the fertile land and relatively late industrialization, the quality of ingredients is high, even in basic restaurants. For a lighter touch, there are several new restaurants putting a more refined twist on traditional tastes such as Pire Slow Food and Homa.
You can’t leave without trying pljeskavica—the hamburger’s illegitimate brother and a Belgrade staple. Loki is possibly the only pljeskavica purveyor salubrious enough to have a chandelier and is a great place to try these curiously spongy yet delicious grilled patties. The biggest are the size of dinner plates, folded over with their edges poking out of soft hamburger buns. ‘The lot’ Serbian style includes an insane amount of garnishes—pickled cabbage, onions, chilli, mustard, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, and spicy cream cheese. This big, wet mess is best enjoyed in your darkest moment, swaddled in napkins. Pizza in Belgrade has also been ‘Serbified’ (code for adding condiments). Locals queue at all hours of the night at Bucko Pizza on Francuska Street for thin-crust slices topped with a choice of colourful flavored spreads—the mushroom dip is oddly compelling.
10. Take a breath of fresh air—and hold it
Serbia has staunchly resisted kowtowing to anti-smoking lobbies—you can still smoke inside all restaurants and bars. Entering a restaurant through a smoky haze is certainly a novelty, but it becomes problematic when you don’t want to consume second-hand smoke with your meal, or at all. If you’re nostalgic at the thought of lighting up indoors (I’m convinced this explains the number of French tourists in Belgrade) this will be great news. For everyone else, the city offers a healthy quota of terraces, which give you a bit more room to breathe. If you’re spending time in enclosed spaces, take advantage of the city’s relatively cheap dry-cleaning the next day to ensure your clothes don’t bring back an olfactory souvenir. 
11. In Serbia you can make your first million (in dinar)
Serbia’s currency is valued pretty low compared to the Euro, making Belgrade a spendthrift’s dream as far as accommodation and food are concerned. As the economy has increased, so have Belgrade’s prices, but compared to most European cities you can eat, drink and sleep like a king, for less than a princely sum. Some of the neighbouring Balkan states are already E.U. members—to deal with the constant headache of cross-border exchange issues, you can exchange euro or U.S. dollars for dinar in ATMs, and there is also a plethora of menjacnica (money exchanges). As dodgy as these holes-in-the-wall look, with their gaudy flashing lights and post-apocalyptic vibe, the rates aren’t bad and you won’t be charged a commission. There’s not a great deal of variation so no need to shop around.
12. Here, partying is a water sport
Technically it might not have a beach, but Belgrade’s surplus of river frontage means that water plays a big part in city life. Belgraders party all year round on splavs (short for splavovi)—bars and clubs on permanently moored boats along the banks of the Sava and Danube. Before you jump aboard, remember that the abomination known as turbo-folk is still popular in Belgrade (and this goes for land bars too).
Nothing will kill a waterside buzz like hours of souped-up folk music, so choose your splav wisely (20/44 is one known to have a more eclectic playlist). Into a more low-key river experience? Ada Ciganlija is an island-cum-peninsula smack-bang in the middle of the Sava. For those outdoors types it has a swimmable lake, sports fields, bike paths and loads of forests, plus concerts and festivals in the summer.
13. You can reclaim the city
Like any good ex-communist capital, Belgrade has no shortage of abandoned buildings. These days many of them have been given a new lease on life, whether as fully-fledged enterprises or underground cultural venues. Get a taste in riverside neighbourhood Savamala, a once-thriving commercial centre, now reborn as a creative hub. Jazz clubs and gay bars are cloistered amongst ruined townhouses next to the Brankow Bridge, new cafés inhabit warehouses on Karadjordjevic Street. Further out of the city, larger spaces like former studios Inex Films have become quasi-official headquarters for various arts and cultural organisations. You can usually wander around these graffiti-covered ‘not squats’ during the day, in the evenings they often host—albeit sporadically—exhibitions, film screenings, and gigs.
14. How to be a lonely visitor in Dorcol
There are plenty of neighbourhoods in Belgrade where you’ll feel like the only visitor, and Dorcol, stretching from the lower half of the old city right down to the Danube, gets my money. Locals there are notoriously parochial, and for good reason—it has the best of the old and the new. Home to one of Belgrade’s biggest clusters of historic buildings, you have easy access to the rest of the city and plenty to keep you busy close by. The former industrial zone near the river is slowly gentrifying: drink some of the city’s best coffee at micro-roastery Przionica or take a break from barbecued meats at fine dining restaurant Homa. Stately thoroughfare Kralja Petra is a one-street archi-tour, with candy-colored facades ranging from Baroque to Art Deco and charming historic frontages like San Marina Chocolates and Sava Perfumes.
15. How to avoid getting stuck in the S bend
Belgrade’s two most overrated streets are easy to remember: they both start with S and they intersect. Skadarska, the so-called Balkans Street, may have once been bohemian, but is now filled with competing, cacophonous Serbian bands and ersatz eateries. There are a couple of decent historic places serving solid Serbian fare, but there are fewer tourists and far better food and ambience elsewhere. Belgrade’s best known bar strip, Strahinjića Bana, is the other end of the spectrum. Basically a very long catwalk for locals and tourists, the panoply of sterile bars and restaurants, over-priced beauty salons and black SUVs is good for people watching and not much else. The good news is, walk only metres from this street and you’ll find loads of options with much more soul.
16. C is for Serbo-Croat
If you’re stressed about Cyrillic, don’t be—in Serbia, Serbo-Croat is usually written in Latin script as well and words in Latin script are pronounced phonetically. If you’ve got a basic knowledge of Greek, Russian, or another Slavic tongue—or you’re a language savant—you’ll probably be able to decipher some of the signs that are only in Cyrillic. You might run into problems with Google Maps, which normally puts both Cyrillic and Latin versions for street names—except where there’s not enough room on the screen. Many Belgraders (especially the younger generation or those working in retail or hospitality) can speak pretty impressive English, and even non-touristy restaurants will often have English menus. Memorize a couple of essentials to help you on your way: pivo (beer), molim (please).
17. Do the time warp
One of the most enduring legacies of the Ottoman occupation, a kafana is a traditional café—the kind of place you enter and time seems to stand still, if not rewind. Although found throughout the Balkans, in Belgrade they are an institution, achieving cult status even among the younger generations. Generally tending towards the patriarchal side, it is possible to find some that have a slightly more gender-balanced clientele. Beyond copious amounts of coffee, beer and rakija, these smoke-filled dens will dish up a best of compilation of Serbian classics from fat, glistening pork sausages served with white beans in sauce to cevapcici (grilled, skinless sausages). You may cross the threshold and feel like the ultimate out-of-towner among the regulars propping up the bar, but do your reconnaissance, hold your ground and crack out every last skerrick of your Serbo-Croat and who knows, the cool kids might let you join their card game.
A Dying Art - Part 2

summary; a prompt from phanfic 

phil has been a technician at radio 1 for a few years after graduating uni (he doesnt do yt) and dan is an up and coming vlogger who’s just got his own radio show. They meet at work and sometimes phil has to wander to the desk (in front of cameras) during a show and he and dan always joke around/flirt during songs so people start to ship them and things snowball from there

words: ~3k

warnings: mild alcohol references, swearing and its more angsty than part 1 i guess???

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PART 1 HERE

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