hard puzzles

One wacky relationship moment I had: I casually mentioned to that boyfriend about some thing or other from “university.” *Him* “Sharon, call it ‘college’ like everyone else, not ‘university.’ That word is just pretentious.” I stared at him.

But..,It was a university! What was wrong with calling it that?

Man. he made me feel like I should be sipping expensive red wine at The Hamptons while musing idly on an ultra-hard NYT crossword puzzle.

Playing a horror game with the RFA

This is my first headcanon set on this blog! I hope we can have a lot of fun on here and enjoy the fictional losers together. My ask box is open for requests!

The idea was inspired by the recent release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 


✮ you wanted to watch him play
✮ only agreed because he’s a MAN
✮ is blushy because you’re cuddling into his side in fear 
✮ he has his arm around you and holds the controller in front of both of your bodies
✮ has all the lights turned on 
✮ accidentally pauses it whenever he gets jump-scared
✮ almost hits you in the nose with the controller when he jumps
almost cries when he makes a wrong choice and one of the characters die
✮ stays up all night playing friendlier games
✮ “I think I’ll just stick to LOLOL…” 


✎ she was watching you play
✎ refused to admit that she’s scared, but she’s got a death grip on your thigh and is pressed back into the couch like she’s on a roller coaster
✎ “MC what is the purpose of this game?” “shhh it’s okay”
✎ chastises you for swearing when you’ve scared 
✎ swears when she gets scared
✎ her glasses almost fall off at one point 
✎ she only likes to help you with the puzzles 


✿ you’re watching him play 
✿ he’s only playing because he got casted in a production whose storyline is based off the game (like Silent Hill) 
✿ jokes that he can practice his ‘manly screams’ 
✿ screams irl 
✿ throws the remote at the TV 
✿ tries to get drunk 
✿ doesn’t stop talking to make himself feel better 
✿ will not stop swearing 
✿ gets pouty when you laugh at him 


₩ was watching you play but eventually took the controller and played it himself 
₩ says that he’s only interested because of the complex puzzles 
₩ tries to hide his little jolts of surprise when there’s a jumpscare
₩ has Elizabeth in his lap 
₩ will not let her leave 
₩ when you tease him he gets even more determined to finish the game 
₩ acts super superior when you get scared by something that he doesn’t 
₩ “oh MC are you scared? would you like me to turn it off?”
₩ even though you were playing first 
₩ threatens to sue the antagonists 


✉ spent time re-coding a popular game to make it two player so he could play it with you 
✉ he promises that he doesn’t know exactly what’s going to happen. he’s lying
✉ likes to grab you and yell whenever a jumpscare pops up 
✉ this results in him being hit multiple times with a controller 
✉ but he can’t stop laughing 
✉ he has so much fun, he’s like a kid in a candy store 
✉ the one time he gets scared is because he was focusing hard on the puzzle you two were completing and something popped up- which scared you into screaming- and your scream made him scream 
✉ will definitely be doing this again 

anonymous asked:

Any tips on making puzzles for your party?

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

Making puzzles is hard!  This is definitely a skill I am still working on myself, but here are a few things I’ve learned from experience:

1) Think more Challenge than Puzzle.  In my mind, the difference between a Challenge and a Puzzle is that a Puzzle has a single specified solution, whereas a Challenge can be solved in a myriad of ways.  As much as possible, I favor challenges over puzzles because A) they give the players more opportunity for choice and creativity and B) I’m not very good at puzzle design and few things are more frustrating for players than a poorly designed puzzle.  That being said, if you really want a puzzle…

2) If possible, give your players something to be able to physically manipulate and look at.  If your puzzle involves spatial reasoning in any capacity, it will be important to give your players something to observe rather than just verbally describing it.  Even if it’s a logic type puzzle, giving your players a blank framework to fill in will be very helpful.

Really, anything more complex than a verbal riddle should probably have a visual/physical component.

3) Don’t be afraid to re-skin puzzles from other sources.  

4) Build in opportunities for hints/second chances.  You’ll have no way of knowing how hard your players will find your puzzle until they attempt it.  Have a plan for what to do if they get stuck.  

5) If possible, do an Escape Room.  Escape Rooms are full of wonderful ideas for storytelling through puzzles and riddles.  You will probably learn a lot or at least get inspired, plus they are a lot of fun.  

Thanks for the question, and good luck!


chapter three of the lost princess of merope >> princess zoila of taygete

see chapter one, meet the princesses // 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

When people think of Princess Zoila of Taygete, they think of her father first. Her father was a fair king for most of his rule- until Zoila’s mother the queen died in childbirth with Zoila’s younger sister. Then the king went mad with grief. He began slaughtering innocent countrymen, women, and children. Zoila was only sixteen at the time. She recruited some of her father’s more rational advisors and trained, secretly, for two years with daggers and her animal companions. 

On Zoila’s 18th birthday, she eschewed the gala in favor of overthrowing her vicious father. She, with the help of her chosen cabinet and her animals, forcibly took the throne from her father. Snakes, inspired by Zoila and the only thing her father truly feared, helped to imprison her father in the dungeon. He remains there to this day, where snakes line the floors and keep him at bay. 

In the four years since, Zoila has rarely had visitors. She asks her valet to repeat it twice when she is told that not one, but two princesses from the neighboring southern kingdoms had arrived to see her. Zoila knows her reputation- hard and power-hungry- and hasn’t had many companions besides her animals. Her days are spent helping rebuild her kingdom and, recently, attempting to take down the dragon at the edge of the wood.

“What brings you to Taygete?” Zoila asks the other princesses after formalities have been exchanged. 

Princess Calla, ever the talker, explains. Zoila is moderately surprised- she had no idea that her fellow princesses considered the Lost Princess of Merope a serious option. She’d always assumed it was a fairy tale. The enchantress had surely simply killed everyone in Merope. There was no one left to create a lost heir. Zoila expresses this and Helene, the sad one, looks momentarily devastated. 

“I don’t believe that,” Calla says. “You don’t either.” Zoila is affronted, but Calla continues. “Not really. If you truly believed we were all destined to die this year, you wouldn’t have taken the throne from your father.” Zoila suddenly found it difficult to swallow. “You’re a fighter, Zoila. You didn’t let your kingdom burn then, and you won’t now.”

Zoila looked at one of the animals loitering in the salon, the redbird perched on her knee. It looked up at her pointedly. “I cannot communicate with the dragon. It is a creature made of mostly teeth and jaw. It has not hurt any of my people yet. Instead it…” The redbird bobbed its head at her, encouraging. “It eats the animals of the wood.”

“Oh Zoila!” Helene cries. They have forgotten all formality. It seems all are family in the face of dragons. Zoila finds she doesn’t mind. 

It takes another hour for them to convince her. She does not want to leave her kingdom- not while they are rebuilding, not while there is a new threat. But they remind her- the only way to break the curse is for all seven to be together. When Zoila leaves, the redbird whispers in her ear, “8-5 9-19 14-15-20 20-8-5 6-9-18-5 25-15-21 1-18-5.” 

Your turn: Crack the redbird’s code. The last two words of the redbird’s code can be placed after my URL to find a page, like this: wormwoodandhoney.tumblr.com/wordshere. No spaces between the words necessary. Go to the page and follow the instructions there.

Taehyung As Your Boyfriend

Originally posted by jeonthegreat

  • if u get to date this beautiful creature then i think you saved planet earth in your past life because honestly he is the good in the whole world compressed into a human bean being
  • yo i think he could fall in love at first sight but it wouldn’t really be love because it happens to me too and i believe that taehyung just sees the good in people and believes that everyone does only positive things
  • this isn’t a bad thing and i’m not saying he’s very naive or anything, just that he is very open in front of people in general and believes in everyone and thrusts everyone
  • i love him for that
  • so yeah i see him seeing you as a nice person the first time he sees you but in my opinion he would also fall in love with his best friend
  • i dunno why, maybe it’s just me, who knows, but i don’t really see him attaching so very deeply to someone he just met 
  • but he would be worse than kook
  • he would also be like “hyung aren’t they amazing” but in addition to that he would also say “i wanna date them”. like. not just one time. like 50 times. every day. the members are going crazy
  • also, there’s another problem
  • taehyung loves skinship
  • not as much as hobi but tae l o v e s being around you and touching you
  • it comes natural, so he doesn’t even realize it, but when the boys start to point out that he is very close to you he starts to realize that he is, in fact, kinda dating you but without the honorifics and the kisses and other good stuff
  • so guess what
  • he thinks that
  • say it with me
  • he is in the friendzone
  • it’s a harsh place that i’ve been to but like
  • he doesn’t know you like him back
  • so you kinda have to confess bc he isn’t going to he doesn’t want to ruin your friendship
  • or the boys have to tell you to confess because they don’t want to hear tae whining about how you aren’t his every day
  • so you do confess and tae is very very happy because he doesn’t have to hold on anymore
  • and he just picks you up and spins you around while hugging you and when he puts you down he kinda pecks your lips but he acts like nothing happened but his ears are red and his cheeks feel warm and he has that cheeky cute big boxy grin on his face and his eyes twinkle and he looks so happy cuz now he can call you his
  • so yeah, now that you guys are now a couple nothing really changes
  • the cuddles are still there but they are cuter now with lil kisses and giggles and puns and everything is cute with taehyung
  • he says that he wants to have a family with you and he says he is already prepared and he gets a tiny puppy out of thin air and just
  • taehyung u dork
  • unless u are allergic to them (he will whine a little bit but will totally get a kitty or some rabbit or a fish or something he really loves animals)
  • when he does something very well and is proud of himself (like get the choreography perfect or write a full verse for a song or even doing a very hard puzzle) he will yell your name and start running to where you are to show you sO CUTE MY HEART
  • whenever you enter the room he gets all flashy eye-smiled eyes and a big big smile gets on his face and his heart just does the thing and this will forever happen, no matter how long you’ve been together
  • he would also give good hugs and it doesn’t matter where you guys are, if he wants to hug you 15 minutes, he’ll hug you 15 minutes. maybe 20 because why not
  • his kisses would be the same
  • he will kiss you until he will get out of breath or you push him away because you gotta breathe and he will just be like “i’ll be your air from now on” and he thinks he’s all manly and stuff but before you can giggle at his words he just goes back in to kiss you again
  • and his kisses would be great he’s a great kisses and a playful one and he’d totally lick ur nose or cheek when you are alone before you kiss but when he’s out he wants to show the others how manly he is and he keeps one hand around your waist and the other on the back of your head or he’s holding both of your cheeks but you know he’s still a nerd so you find it kinda funny
  • until you actually find it hot
  • bc serious taehyung is my weakness and it’s yours too don’t lie
  • anyway, your dates would be cute and simple and he wouldn’t be one to try and impress you with fancy dates because he wants to be transparent and it just isn’t him and you are probably okay with it
  • he would take you to parks just to walk and talk and he is vv good with deep talk because he is also very intelligent??? am i the only one seeing it??????
  • he would also take you to dog cafes and you would probably drink ur drink and pet a doggo and then you see taehyung with like 20 puppies over him being the happiest man alive honestly what is he even
  • he isn’t weird tho and people think he is but you realize after spending some time that he just has such an open-minded mind and he thinks such complex thoughts that when he speaks everything seems weird but when he explains why he said that it all actually makes sense someonE PLEASE MAKE THIS CANON
  • k i think i’m ready for da smutty smut
  • so this fucker will have no problem with initiating sex
  • but he’d be s o awkward the first time
  • he doesn’t know where to put his hands the first times
  • i mean he is a sucker for the booty but he’s too afraid to touch it in this situation
  • he’d be pretty playful though, no matter how many times it happens
  • i mean, the only time he won’t be playful is when he’d be gone for long
  • wow ok so we’re not doing the smut because i’ve been stuck on it for idk three months? rose kind of started the list and i continued it but i just stopped here but don’t worry i’ll make a separate post later i promise
  • no more smutty smut for tae i just can’t imagine him in a sexual environment i’m sorry
  • ok 
  • wow he’s not jealous?? he loves everyone and anyone and every stanger is his friend but strangers aren’t strangers for tae it seems like everyone knows him and he knows everyone
  • and when someone flirts with you he trusts you enough and he knows that you will send that person off
  • he isn’t possessive either, just very clingy and protective
  • he’ll walk on the outer side of the sidewalk
  • he’ll hold your hand tightly when you are in a crowd
  • he’ll give you his jacket if you’re cold
  • if you have to check something on your phone or in your purse or outfit and you’re outside, he’ll protect you from the wind
  • he’d totally braid your hair
  • “i want to already know everything i have to know when we have our first babygirl”
  • and then silence but he has this content smile while he smoothly combs your hair
  • he’s so sweet and ethereal wtf
  • sometimes he’ll drop everything, go to you, stop whatever you are doing and hold you and gaze into your eyes
  • because woah he just thought about how you are his and he got all emotional and soft and he can’t believe you’re real and actually his so he has to treasure you until you both can’t see without glasses and have white hair and he doesn’t want to shave anymore and his grandchildren call him santa claus and your hands look old and your face is full of wrinkles
  • so that, even when you two are old and grumpy, he can still call you his before you go to bed
  • someone hold me i just got emotional just
  • bruh
  • get yourself a taehyung
  • and if you have one fucking treasure him with all your might because he’s a keeper do not hurt him just don’t
  • he deserves love and i’m sure you do too


i’ll rewrite it in the future, i’m sure about it. but not right now.

so, uh, enjoy this piece of shit?? please????

~admin alexa

How I felt about Koth before playing Magic: the Gathering - Puzzle Quest
Good guy, fights for Mirrodin

How I feel about Koth after playing Magic: the Gathering - Puzzle Quest
One of the worst villains in the Multiverse Rogues Gallery


A woman isn’t weak when she loves the world and cares so deeply for it, it hurts. A woman isn’t weak when she doesn’t hate men and any other living existence. A woman isn’t weak when she’s indecided and indetermined. A woman isn’t weak when she isn’t bitter and hateful.
A woman is strongest when her loved ones are in danger. A woman is strongest when she cries. A woman is strongest when she overcomes her fears. A woman is strongest when she fights.
Don’t write haters. Write women.

WGA awards: The Good Wife wins best drama episode for The last call


So, uh.  Last weekend, @astraldepths came up with a silly art concept in Slack, and @songofsunset spent a moment or two expounding on it, and then they both presumably carried on with their lives as most people would.  I.. am not, in fact, most people, so I Did the Thing instead. =D

Prompt: cross-stitch sudoku
Specifically, an art project where you do the actual puzzle in black, but you stitch the process of figuring it out, step by step, in a bunch of different colors in thread.

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ya lit meme: 5/10 series or books
↳ fire and hemlock by diana wynne jones

“Suppose they were once facts. Suppose I really am like the man in the story, and something happened to change my past.”

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This is part of the 200 followers celebration, and was requested by @itsspecial-itsnotforeveryone. Thank you so much for your request! I hope you won’t be disappointed…

So this is about Remus, and the prompts that were asked are :

9. “Chocolate and hugs can cure anything.”

12. “You’re not perfect, and that’s precisely what I love about you.”

24. “Things will be all right, you’ll see.”

I’ve found out that it’s often Remus who is written as the most tormented, I wanted to change that a bit, and see how he would react if it was the reader who felt sad. Hope you like it! ;)

Gif not mine

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anonymous asked:

I think you've really outdone yourself with TGATNW. I mean, when you first started off you said you didn't rlly know where you were going with the fic and to go from that to now, where the characterization/development, plot, and pacing seem so expertly stitched together is an amazing improvement, you've outdone urself! and while I've reread the shadows and light series COUNTLESS time I dare say that Golden Age is my favorite and expertly constructed.

Omg anon thank you so much <3

Truthfully I still have no idea what I’m doing with TGATNW, like I don’t know how it’s going to end, I don’t have a chapter plan, I didn’t know Sharpwood would get his own chapter, I don’t know how many points I need to hit between now and the ending, and I don’t know how far away the ending is, lol.

So the fact that it reads pretty well is really really amazing, but y’know, it could all fall apart from here until the end. My body is ready. Since I’ve got nothing planned and don’t have a clear sense of exactly how it ends (since I’ve changed my mind a few times), it’s like frantically building a rollercoaster that I’m also riding that hasn’t been finished yet!

It’s an adventure and I’m so glad folks are on it with me, but yeah, like, if we climb the mountain and it turns out the best views were in the first ¾ of the story, um, *shrugs awkwardly*