hall of the gods

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Screenshots from GOSSIP AND ALCOHOL | VA-11 HALL-A! :D

Oh my god I loved this game and this video! :D I love these kind of games where Seán can do a whole bunch of different voices and that can give him a lot of interesting thoughts. Plus I love Seán’s longer videos in general too because I feel like more of who he is as a person comes out in these kind of videos and a lot of them show how insightful he can be. I loved this game’s art-style, the music, the writing and the characters so far. I also loved Seán’s voices for the characters too. I love the voice he gave Jill and Gillian and my personal favorite being DONOVAN D. DAWSON! xD I know these kind of games aren’t everyone’s thing but I would seriously love to see Seán play more of this game. :) 

There was a lot of social commentary in this game about how the media and how it treats celebrities and people and it got me thinking about something with Seán that I’ve been thinking about lately. I always try my absolute best to treat Seán like a real person and like a friend despite the fact that I don’t actually know him. I don’t know if I do a good job of that but I try my absolute best because I don’t want him to feel like I see him as something that’s 10x greater then how he actually is because that’s not how I see him. He’s not a celebrity to me he’s a normal person who just happens to be a youtuber. I don’t make these posts about him everyday for attention or praise from other people. I make them for fun, to spread positivity to some people and to interact and talk with someone I consider a friend even if he doesn’t always see what I make and write about and to him. When he was gone for a few days to reflect and think about things I was seriously worried about him before he said that he was fine and I missed seeing him on here. I mean his videos were still here but it just didn’t feel the same on here, you know? All I wanted to do was ask if he was okay and show him support in the best way that I could. I know that probably sounds stupid because again I know that I don’t really know him but I still consider him a friend of mine. I don’t try interact with him on here everyday because he’s Jacksepticeye or because he’s hugely impacted my life in a positive way. I don’t care that he’s a “popular” youtuber. I interact with him because I genuinely like who he is as a person even if I don’t fully know that person. I love hearing his thoughts on everything because he’s so passionate even over just little things and honestly I seriously just love how he looks at the world. Honestly I’d still think and feel that way even if he was still just awkward fetus squishy faced Jack trying to figure out how to youtube. xD I know that he wasn’t the same person then as he is now he’s changed a lot in these years of doing Youtube. But I’d still want to interact with him, talk to him and show him support even if he hypothetically somehow never became a popular youtuber in the first place. He’s so much more then just a youtuber and someone I love to watch everyday and I don’t care if this makes me sound crazy or stupid to some people. But even if I don’t really know this person at the end of the day, I still see and respect him as a person and consider this person a dear friend of mine that I can’t imagine my life without. :) 

I want an AU where Dean is a popular YouTuber who is married to Cas, but no one knows it. Cas is a high school teacher who is kind of awkward, but every once in a while he’ll mention a meme and all of his students are confused wonder how he knows that.

Then one day when he’s teaching he hears a group of girls giggling in the back of the class, so he walks back there and sees them watching one of Dean’s videos. It’s his “never have I ever” video, and right he’s talking about getting a speeding ticket. Right before the girls see Cas he hears one of them say “I wonder what kind of car he drives” so Cas responds, “Do not ever get Dean Winchester started on his car. He will never shut up.” as he takes the phone and walks away, leaving the girls dumbfounded.

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar.

consider: the first time bitty wore short shorts and a tank in front of jack

it wasn’t on purpose, not at all, he’s just thrown on some clothes and wandered out to make his boyfriend something good-but-within-his-nutrition-plan to have on his off day.

jack’s taking advantage of the fact that he doesn’t actually have to get up to keep his head literally under the covers, not asleep (his body clock doesn’t allow it) but not confronting the day because no

but eventually the smell of something drags him up, and the bed doesn’t feel right without bitty there, despite bitty not actually having stayed over very much at all, and he meanders into the kitchen, tripping over a pair of socks in the hall, thinking, inanely, god he loves this boy

and he gets to the end of the hall, and just. stops. mouth hanging open in the most unflattering way because he hasn’t fully woken up yet, and now his brain is even further away from online

because all he sees is skin, and so so much of it. pale and inviting and his as bitty dances around, headphones in

and bitty turns, plate in hand, startles a little when he sees jack, and smiles all soft and inviting

and then he realises jacks not responding, pulls out his headphones with his little finger and a bit of clever plate acrobatics, all “Jack, honey?”

and jack’s only response is a somewhat strangled “uhh”

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as soon as I went up to van last night he told me to sit with him and hang out after everyone else left- I couldnt be happier, being with him for so long and talking about everything felt just like the old shows!! he sang me songs from the new album and told me the tracklist and we were looking through pictures joking about how old he looks now compared to last year. we talked about literally everything there was to say and catch up on with each other, he is genuinely one of the kindest people and I’ll appreciate it always :)

You Complete Me - jughead jones

Requested by @ateliefloresdaprimavera Prompt: y/n and jughead are total opposites yet they balance each other out. Jughead’s POV: “WEDNESDAY ADDAMS,” the familiar and arrogant voice of Reggie shouts across the hall. God, what now. Reggie caught up and shoved me into a wall of lockers, it’s basically a daily routine now. He laughs and I roll my eyes wishing he can just go mess with some other poor guy. “Now, I’ve had this question that has been waving in my mind for a while. And basically everyone in school have been wondering too…” Reggie raises his brow. I shoved his arm away from the side of my head and rolled my eyes, “well what the hell is so important you need to ask?” Reggie turns his head away from me looking at the end of the hallway. Right there was Betty, Veronica, and Y/N. God, Y/N is so beautiful. “Now how does Donnie Darko end up with such a pretty little number? Did you do some creepy hypnotizing shit to keep her with you?” He laughed. Y/N and I are total opposites. She is the most sweetest and charismatic girl anyone has ever laid their eyes upon. The bright colors of her everyday outfits, her smile, and her personality light up everything around her. I don’t know how I got so lucky either. As for me, I’m just. “Donnie Darko” “Wednesday Addams” “that creepy kid who only looks at a laptop.” I scoff at Reggie’s comment and walk away from him, catching up with Y/N and the girls. I hug her from behind and kiss her cheek. “Hey sunshine,” I smile. Y/N giggles, “now, what did Reggie say to you today? I’ll go fight him for you” “Well, he accused me of hypnotizing you to be my girlfriend.” I frown, fidgeting with my beanie. Y/N’s smile drops, “Hey, you hypnotized me with your good looks, wit, and fanfictions. Now, I’m gonna go fight Reggie.” She struts away, catching up to Reggie. “Wait, THEYRE NOT FANFICTIONS!”

Originally posted by matthew-daddario

Neil Gaiman @ Town Hall NYC

(Pardon the terrible quality of the photos. Dark theater, horrible phone camera.)

Somehow, despite a raging case of anxiety, being behind on work, and the frigid, snowy weather, I made it out the door and all the way to Manhattan last night (Thursday, 2/9) to see Neil Gaiman read from Norse Mythology at Town Hall NYC. And I’m so glad I did because it was one of the most fun nights I’ve had in the nearly six years I’ve lived in the city.

I got to the venue quite early, expecting train traffic to be worse than it was, and found a line of people stretched nearly a full block down 43rd Street. It was cold and windy while we waited, but I got to chat briefly with the woman in line behind me who, as it turned out, graduated from the same university as me and whose husband went to the same high school as me (600 miles away in Kentucky, mind you!). Weird coincidences like this seem to happen all the time in NY. Once we were let in, everyone was handed a signed copy of Norse Mythology, which I thought was really nice in the event you couldn’t stick around for the signing afterward (I couldn’t, unfortunately).

The event began at 7 PM with Neil reading “The Master Builder,” the story from Norse Mythology that concerns the gods building a wall to keep out the frost giants (”Build a wall and make the giants pay for it!” Neil joked at one point). I’ve gotta say, it was surreal to be sitting just a few feet away (4th row!) while Neil Gaiman did my favorite thing of all the things Neil Gaiman does, which is reading his own work aloud. And the reading was fun and funny, as good as I could’ve ever imagined or hoped for. The audience cheered and laughed in all the right places (Loki gets up to some hilarious business in this one, but I think Freya’s quiet fury drew the biggest laughs). The gods came out on top, but just barely, which seems right.

After the reading, Neil left the stage for some on-screen entertainment. We saw the American Gods trailer that premiered at SDCC last year, and while I’ve seen it a zillion times at this point, it was neat to see it on a big screen. The big deal, though, was that we got to see the trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties – to mostly accurately quote Neil here, “the best Romeo and Juliet story featuring punks and aliens in 70′s Croydon that’s ever been told.” The film looks so fun and winning, and I cannot wait to see it!

Next came the Q&A, which found Neil chatting Ophira Eisenberg about the new book and approximately one thousand other things. The audience had a chance to submit questions before the reading, and those were the basis for most of the discussion. I’ll never be able to remember everything, but here’s a dump of what I do recall:

- The chat started with some general conversation about Neil’s personal history with Norse mythology, why Norse myths versus others, speculation on why there are so many similarities between myths across cultures. Neil talked a little bit about the parallels between Norse mythology and current events and reassured us all that we are NOT at “peak Ragnarok” (still early days, apparently). 

- Neil mentioned that one regret about the project was not having more stories about the Norse goddesses to tell.

- My question got asked! Which, to no one’s surprise, was about American Gods. I asked what Neil was most excited about in the adaptation, and he said it was the bits the writers made up that weren’t in the book. His favorite episode is the one that focuses on Laura’s story, and Emily Browning is terrific. He also mentioned that, since small-town travel agents don’t really exist in 2017, Laura is now a croupier at a casino.

- One major highlight was getting to hear Neil talk about Terry Pratchett and their phone correspondence over the years. Neil mentioned that the reason the Good Omens scripts had taken priority over other projects in recent years because it was something Terry had asked him to do before he died. 

- Neil confirmed he’s working on the Neverwhere sequel at present, which will be titled The Seven Sisters, though I think this was public knowledge already.

- Neil dreams about being chased through abandoned mansions by spaghetti-faced creatures, and while I don’t think this was public knowledge, you might have already surmised as much.

The signing came afterward. I’m very sad I had to get back home and couldn’t stick around. Nevertheless, it was my first Neil event, and it was as good as everyone says it is, better even than expected, and now I’m even more excited for the American Gods event at Bard in April! And, of course, I’m ready to bury myself in Norse Mythology this weekend.

hel · goddess of the dead and the underworld 

Hel, in Norse mythology, originally the name of the world of the dead; it later came to mean the goddess of death. Hel was one of the children of the trickster god Loki, and her kingdom was said to lie downward and northward. It was called Niflheim, or the World of Darkness, and appears to have been divided into several sections, one of which was Náströnd, the shore of corpses. There stood a castle facing north; it was filled with the venom of serpents, in which murderers, adulterers, and perjurers suffered torment, while the dragon Nidhogg sucked the blood from their bodies. Mention is made in an early poem of the nine worlds of Niflheim. It was said that those who fell in battle did not go to Hel but to the god Odin, in Valhalla, the hall of the slain. 

requested by: @anon