how do you even tag things like this

do u just ever go through an armys blog and because you’re a namjoon stan, you look up namjoons name to see how they feel about him??? but bc you’ve been programmed to expect that people don’t like him, even before looking you get this sinking feeling in your stomach like “this is gonna hurt me I should stop”…. but then !!! that rare thing happens and instead you see tags like #omg I love him or #HES SO HOT and your heart just ??? WOW REALLY ???!!!!!! and it makes you so happy like maybe army isn’t horrible and WOW THEY LOVE HIM TOO THIS IS SO GREAT !!!

dad and i watch captain america: the winter soldier
  • dad: oh god it's starting shut up i've been waiting for this for months
  • (movie starts)
  • dad: THESE ARE THE BICEPS OF FREEDOM
  • dad: i don't know what's happening but the french guy fighting cap looks like french macklemore
  • me: how do you even know who macklemore is?
  • dad: i'm hip. i'm cool
  • me: don't you do it
  • dad: i'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20 baguettes in my pocket
  • (five minutes later)
  • dad: is that the Falcon? that's totally the Falcon
  • me: how do you know?
  • dad: i used to read the comic books trust me on this i'm an expert. his superpower was that he could talk to birds
  • me: birds?
  • dad: i mean in hindsight it probably wasn't the most useful thing ever
  • dad: if this winter soldier is supposedly a ghost in the machine that nobody's ever seen, and nobody will ever catch, you would think showing up in broad daylight and blowing up cars would not be his modus operandi
  • dad: how the heck did he laser through concrete??
  • me: idk dad it's nick fury he can probably do whatever he wants
  • dad: i'm sorry attractive nurse who just so happens to live next door, my heart belongs to a seventy year russian dude with a bionic arm
  • me: what
  • dad:
  • dad: nick fury isn't dead. justice never dies. he probably has a billion clones in some top secret storage facility, just waiting for their organ harvest.
  • me: ew dad gross no
  • dad: i really relate to that apple store employee
  • me: we all do dad
  • dad: oh that's that guy from the first movie! i remember him! he was my favorite, his eyes were so blue, and he loved steve so much. i wanted them to get together
  • me: dad good god
  • dad: he was a little less marilyn manson at that point though
  • dad: not that guyliner isn't a good look for this guy
  • dad: when a deadly russian assassin wears eyeliner, it's 'he's so dreamy' and 'wow what a badass'
  • dad: but when i do it it's 'you're too old' and 'bald guys can't pull off make-up'
  • me: dad it was halloween and it was one time you need to let this go
  • dad: so bucky barnes, aka cute cocky guy who died in the first movie, aka steve roger's best friend/boyfriend, is a top secret super scary brainwashed hydra agent?
  • me: mmm-hm
  • dad: called it
  • dad: do you think single handedly destroying jets is just a common, everyday thing for cap? punch a few tanks, feed a few pigeons, take out a plane, help old ladies cross the street...
  • dad: captain america is like your grandad minus the booze and the cussing
  • dad: in all honesty that was a little anti-climactic
  • dad: i was 100% sure nick fury was gonna descend majestically from the heavens, 'All I do is Win' blaring in the background, and single-handedly save everyone's ass
  • dad: scarjo and chris evans are two of the most beautiful people in the world and they are both in this movie and i don't know how to feel about it i have butterflies in my stomach i'm a schoolboy again
  • me: you know on second thought we should have brought mom
  • dad: where's hawkeye? where's bruce? where's tony? where's thor? WHERE ARE ALL THE OTHER AVENGERS AS THE ENTIRETY OF SHIELD IS COMPROMISED AND NICK FURY DIES
  • me: maybe they figured steve could handle it
  • dad: maybe they're all lazy assholes

“Asian eyes makeup.”
Warning: Rant ahead, proceed with caution.
I’m not even touching this as a Bang Yongguk fan, no matter how much i want to.
I’m calling this out as an Asian woman who, during a brief stint in an american high school, got ridiculed by then Caucasian schoolmates because of my ‘chinky eyes’ and called me and my cousin asian prostitutes when we wore kimono in school.
Look at how the tides have turned.
I guess it wasn’t as famous back then because if it is, i would have been asked tips on how to make their eyes look like mine instead of just pulling it at the corners.
Seriously. Asian eyes isn’t even a thing. Do you know how diverse Asia is? How much people’s looks vary from one region to another?
I’m not going to go too deep because this will turn into a 10 page rant.
Sigh. The type that carries all the disappointment and frustration that I felt, and still feel, about this.

anonymous asked:

I saw someone headcanoning that Sero and Bakugou had this friends with benefits thing in the past in which they would make out sometimes just for fun. I really liked that idea. How would you think Kaminari and Kirishima would react to that? Do you think they'd get jealous or?

Taking a shower with Chris Evans

⚠ NSFW content below ⚠

• Taking showers with Chris when he gets back from the gym is your priority! He’s so adorable when he’s exhausted that you want to hold him.
• Usually, you would sneak inside and surprise him in the shower… which is a great one.
• You both prefer and privilege bath together on dates or lazy Sundays.
• When Chris asks you to take a shower with him, it’s in the morning most of the time. It wakes him up and having you by his sides when he emerges from sleep is all he needs.
• The hot water running down your bodies is a real stress reliever.
• You have different shower puffs and his is blue obviously. That’s his favorite color, after all.
• Chris doesn’t like strong chemical scented body washes or shampoos. It’s very fresh and fruity for him and classic with vanilla or caramel for you.
• When he’s naked like this, you can’t contain yourself and you kiss his tattoos! Their meanings are very beautiful and/or inspiring and honestly, they suit him very well.
• Chris washes your body softly when you are too tired and he secretly loves the way you smile, eyes closed every time his fingers massage your scalp.
  - “Y/N, stop squeezing your eyes shut like this, it feels like you have soap in your eyes.”
  - “There is soap in my eyes! Quick, water!”
  - “Oh, man… I’m so sorry, sweetheart!”
  - “Stop laughing, you dork!”
• Chris loves singing in the shower! He just can’t stop himself!
  - He uses the shower head as a microphone, which makes you laugh all the time, but you end up joining him in his joyful mood, anyway.
• You make fun of him when you turn off the hot water and he lets out a high pitched scream.
• Chris pokes your sides because he enjoys hearing you yelping and laughing. Let’s be honest, he likes tickling you, so this is a good excuse.
• You wash his body as well when he comes back from a set and you secretly love brushing your bare hands with the shower gel on his back. Is there any need to explain why?!
• Sometimes, Chris surprises you when he steps into the shower and wraps his arms around your waist. He begins to kiss your shoulder and every inch of your skin until he finds your earlobe while his curious fingers finally reach some other sensitive spots of your body.
• Shower sex!
  - It’s such a great excuse and peaceful moments for you both, so you want to enjoy this fully.
• Usually, you prefer going down on him in the shower instead of receiving oral pleasure.
  - Once again, just imagine this glorious man: the way his beautiful blue eyes flutter close and his lips go slack, and the moment his hands grip his hair dripping as you make him come in your mouth. It’s worth everything!
• Chris adores backing you up against the glass and taking you just right there. He can’t have enough of this sight where your body is hot with your surface glistening and your hair wet. He finds you so freaking sexy!
• Having your back against his chest while he thrusts and holds your breasts is an inexplicable sensation with the combination of the water and the steamy environment.
• He moans in your ear because he knows how you react. He repeats your name, praising your body until you can’t take more and he makes you come undone. Oh, my God… you can’t even explain how you feel when he does this and whispers all the dirty things you like.
• When you hydrate your skin with your favorite body moisturizer (because water dries it), he admires the way your hands massage the cream into your skin and he just can’t stop himself from staring. That’s his thing!
• From your side, you admire how the drops of water cascades down Chris’ chest to the towel he always wraps very low around his narrow hips.
• He knows exactly what he’s doing, by the way. You don’t mind, though.


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Wow, our February week was really great despite the late notice, thank you so much to everyone who participated, followed, and liked and reblogged our Valentine’s Day content. This blog has surpassed 500 followers and that number is growing. So as a treat, I will be hosting Tomco Week 3 in March! Rather than following a set theme, this one will incorporate a variety of prompts so we get varied content from day to day. After that whopper of a finale, I think we need some lighthearted content.

Day 1 - March 12 - Dancing

Let’s be honest, we all enjoy a good dancing scene between our favorite characters. So give our boys the time of their lives as they dance it out, whether it be at a club, or a party, or maybe even prom or a ball or something. Any kind of dance, any kind of song, up to you!

Day 2 - March 13 - Favorite AU

Got a favorite AU? Or do you want to make up your own? Either way, get creative and show us an alternate universe’s version of Marco and Tom getting up to whatever shenanigan you please.

Day 3 - March 14 - Cultural Appreciation

Marco and Tom have their similarities, but I’m sure they also have some major differences when it comes to how their people tend to do things. Let’s explore that, whether it be through the holidays they celebrate, the foods they eat, or even just how they tend to greet a loved one.

Day 4 - March 15 - Cosplay

Oh yeah. Marco and Tom are a couple of dorks. Look me in the eye and tell me they wouldn’t cosplay. Who would they be? Haha, that’s for you to decide.

Day 5 - March 16 - Magic Practice

Star is a magic user. Tom seems to have magic as well. Marco is definitely getting involved in magical shenanigans whether he wants to or not. Why not have some fun and try to learn some things himself?

Day 6 - March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, of course I gotta do a prompt for this one. How do they celebrate it? Partying? Do they get drunk? Or do they just watch other people goof off while staying a safe distance away and gorging themselves on hot wings? Note: If there is any drinking involved, please use the ‘alcohol’ tag for blacklisting purposes.

Day 7- March 18 - Horseback Riding

A favorite hobby of mine (even though I haven’t done it in forever). Tom uses a horsedrawn carriage AND he’s a royal, you can’t tell me the guy doesn’t like horseback riding. Have him take Marco on a trail! Is Tom using a skeleton horse or a fiery demon one? Is he making Marco ride a similar one? How does that go? The possibilities are endless.

I’m posting this a couple weeks in advance and will reblog it in a week or so as a reminder. As usual, the guidelines:

1. Please use the Tomco tag on everything you post for a week. You may of course use main show tags, such as svtfoe and Star Vs, since they are from the show, but just make sure Tomco is also tagged for blacklisting purposes.

2. You may also want to use ‘Tomco Week’ as a tag as well, just to make it easier for me to find your work. I’ll be reblogging everything on the relevant days.

3. You may post entries early, they just won’t be reblogged here until the relevant day comes up. Feel free to shoot me a message but odds are I’ll like it so I can find it later.

4. If you miss the day, don’t worry. I will reblog them as soon as you get it posted. Again, shoot me a message if I miss it. I’ll be tagging things by day for searching purposes.

5. I’m gonna say that NSFW is allowed, but nothing too explicit, please. I’m not going to check ages but if you want to post more mature content, just make sure it’s got the proper tags. I do want this blog to be enjoyed by all shippers, and some may not want to see explicit stuff. Let’s keep it tasteful.

I’ll accept fanart, fanfiction, cosplay, videos, heck, songs, whatever you wanna share.

Have at it, guys! :D Depending on how this goes, I may do another in April. Can’t miss Easter now, can we? But we’ll see~

I’ve got my swim trunks, and my flippie-floppies

for @legividivici, hope you like it!! <3 (ao3)


The last place Clarke expected to run into anyone she knows is the literal middle of the ocean, but the cruise ship has barely left port before she spots a familiar head of tousled curls ahead of her in the crowd.

She loses sight of him before she can get a good look, so she chalks it up to her imagination. It’s entirely possible that Bellamy is on the same cruise she is– they did, after all, both just graduate, and therefore have the same budget and scheduling constraints– but she tells herself it probably isn’t him. And that even if it is him, it’s not like they’re going to run into each other.

So of course the next day she’s on one of the decks by the pool when a shadow falls over her and his voice says, “Is this chair taken?”

Clarke pushes her sunglasses up on top of her head and wrinkles her nose at him.

“I don’t know, I my tiara really ought to have a chair of its own.”

Bellamy smirks and sits on the edge of the chair, not moving her stuff– not yet– but settling in to bicker with her. As is their custom.

She and Bellamy were RAs in the same dorm two years ago, and they had differing ideas at first about how hands-on they needed to be with their freshmen. Despite the way they picked at each other, by the end of the year they’d become reluctant allies, his calling her ‘Princess’ taking on less of a sneer and more of a teasing edge, her comebacks laced with a smile. They had each other’s backs.

But she didn’t re-up her RA contract for her senior year, and he did, and they’re not the type of friends to outright admit they miss each other, so she hasn’t seen nearly as much of him in the past couple of semesters as she would like.

“You here with Wells?”

“And Raven,” she nods. “I was saving those seats for them, but I’m pretty sure they ditched me to have tiny cabin sex.”

“O and Lincoln ditched me pretty fast too. I think they’ve all forfeited their right to a saved seat,” he grins, passing her bag back to her. The way he lounges back in the chair, skin already browning, wind ruffling his hair, he looks like something straight out of an ad. Or Clarke’s fantasies. Either one, really.

Just because she used to think he was a Class-A dick (which he is, but not in the way she thought. In the fun way.) doesn’t mean she’s never noticed how great his hands are, or how he’s got perfect hair for pulling, or how there’s probably more than one way to wipe a smirk off his face.

“Sure, make yourself at home,” she grumbles. He grins at her and pulls his shirt off, which is– honestly just so unfair.

“Don’t mind if I do.”

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anonymous asked:

what about the stairs in the forests!!! and what doc were you watching and would you recommend?

ok so I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STAIRS IN THE FORESTS! mainly because I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service, and I Have Some Stories to Tell a) is posted on /r/nosleep so it’s definitely made up, b) the op admits to knowing about David Paulides, and lbr knowing about = being influenced by, so it’s definitely made up, and c) if you read all the way through to the end it stops being even vaguely believable and starts reading like a WTNV transcript, and then he plugs his book, so it’s DEFINITELY MADE UP. however, it is an amazing (read: terrifying) thread, some of it is obviously based on truths/insider SAR knowledge which means a lot of it is probably uncomfortably close to actually being true, and it’s a good Gateway Read into MISSING PEOPLE IN NATIONAL PARKS CONSPIRACY THEORIES, which is where I live now. (plus, if you read this before getting into anything else it imbues every single missing persons case with an unsettling sense of Eldritch horror, which is why I had to turn on three overheads and unfocus my eyes all the way to the bathroom last night at 2am.) 

so yeah, after reading that /r/nosleep thing for the first time I drew a line under it and moved on until SOMEONE (ahem@roundtop) sent me a link to an article called How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace (on a legit and sensible outdoorsy people website), like ‘haha, stairs in the forest!’ and I SWAN DIVED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. thus: the documentary-watching, staying up till 2am and spending all day today trying to find copies of David Paulides’ books for less than $80 inc. postage. 

THIS DUDE DAVID PAULIDES. he was in law enforcement before, for some reason, deciding to become a ~*~cryptozoologist~*~ and certified gung-ho Bigfoot conspiracy theorist, and through that found out about how many people had disappeared without a trace from National Parks in the U.S., did 7,000 hours worth of digging, and wrote a bunch of books about it. his books are called Missing 411 and are about the ridiculous number of people who go missing in National Parks, the usually weird circumstances around their disappearances, the fact that when people are found (dead or alive) it’s often in places miles and miles and sometimes waaaaay higher up mountains than where they disappeared from, and all sorts of creepy crap to boot. like they can’t get bloodhounds to find a scent, or they find tiny children miles away from where they got lost, barefoot, without a scratch on the soles of their feet, human remains being found years later in places that were search dozens and dozens of times. not to mention the National Parks… People (? I really don’t know enough to be making this post) are aware of what’s happening but don’t keep a list of the people who’ve gone missing on their lands. 

(which is all part of why I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service is so freaky – enough of it (people being found miles away, kids being found up mountains, the people in charge being cagey about it all) sounds real that you can believe it was actually written by a SAR Officer. heebies!) 

it’s all real nightmare fuel, if you’re the sort of person who is absolutely terrified by all this Scary Forest Disappearing People Unexplainable Deaths stuff, i.e. me. luckily I can’t afford to buy any of them! phew! however, I haven’t let that stop me from a) SCARING MYSELF SHITLESS and b) BECOMING A TIN HATTER, and it shouldn’t stop you either: you can read loads of stuff over at /r/missing411, listen to one of his initial interviews (in which he talks about how he was approached by two park employees in plain clothes who were like ‘please investigate this, there’s SOMETHING going on and it’s so goddamn weird’) on Coast to Coast AM (which is, like, a paranormal radio station… I’m sorry), watch a bunch of Paulides’/CanAm Missing Project’s vids about disappearances on youtube, and listen to hours worth of interviews and late night spooky radio/podcast discussions with Paulides. 

the documentary I thought I was watching was Missing 411, which is based on his books and Kickstarted by the public in 2015, but it turns out that they’re apparently shopping it around at festivals so it’s not out yet. what I was actually watching (and quickly abandoned) was a weird supercut of all of David Paulides’ tv interviews and some cryptozoologist chatter about Bigfoot. Paulides, god love him, never ever SAYS Bigfoot in any of his books, and everything he presents is 100% factually accurate and extensively researched, but… I think we can safely say he thinks it’s Bigfoot. tbh, after reading about Jaryd Atadero I think it’s Bigfoot. I mean, goddamn. 

so, yeah. I’ve finished reading every search and rescue story on this blog (Hunt for the Death Valley Germans is LONG but awesome), I’ve got West of Memphis ready to watch after work tomorrow because I remembered how much I love that case and spooky true crime things, if you have any related LINKS or STUFF about This Shit then REBLOG THIS/MSG ME AND TELL ME, or if you have a copy of a Missing 411 book you wouldn’t mind mailing to me then LET ME KNOW, and in conclusion I can’t believe America is so fucking huge and unkind, goodnight.

The things I do for you people.

I wrote a Darkiplier x Reader fic for the @darkiplier-support-group charity event, and since we smashed our goals, I would be wrong not to post it.

First of all, this is based off of the idea of @ask-sadisticdark, and I thought it would be interesting to write a lot of angst and a liiiiiittle bit of fluff based on someone who can’t feel love. The quick disclaimer is that I am obviously not supporting abuse in relationships by writing this.

Second, I write, but I haven’t publicly written a “fic” since I was a preteen. 

Third, Don’t make fun of me too much for this. It’s for charity, okay?!

And no, there’s no smut, you sinners.

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A Lesson In Statistics

Prompt: The creator of Hamilton was the most anticipated guest speaker at a conference you’ve been planning for months. Since you were the youngest member of the committee, you were given the task to pick up Lin-Manuel Miranda from the airport, nevermind the fact that you didn’t know a damn thing about him.

Pairing: Lin x reader

Words:  6,428 (yikes)

Tagged: @sarajanesmith42

A/N: Welp, I hope you guys like it. Thanks to @how-could-i-do-this for being awesome with giving me suggestions and editing this mess.

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Relationship with George Weasley Would Include ...

Originally posted by writingissatansworstnightmare

A/N: Requests for headcannons are open and if anyone would like to be tagged in any characters/ fandoms writing please let me know xxx

  • Constant teasing about how short you are compared to him, even if the difference isn’t that much
  • He blushes really easily when you do nice things for him, especially in front of his brothers and his friends
  • He’s so used to constantly being on his guard for practical jokes and teasing that it still startles him when you’re just genuinely nice to him because you love him
  • George always has an arm around you, either protectively or with pride
  • Getting you a secluded corner in the Three Broomsticks where you two won’t be disturbed
  • Making out in the corner of the Three Broomsticks, George’s huge frame blocking you from the view of anyone who might see
  • Fred and Lee seeking him out in the crowd and interrupting your little session
  • Your face hurting so much from smiling all the time
  • George lying to impress you, not majorly you can totally see right through the small lie
  • Kissing his cheek and calling him a silly billy for thinking he needs to impress you
  • He takes you for strolls round the lake and surprises you with little picnics
  • One of his favourite things to do is to enchant the ceiling of your dorm so you can both stargaze together even when its freezing cold out
  • Taking you to the Burrow and being very very protective of you when you meet his brothers
  • Molly making a fuss over you and saying over and over how she can’t believe George actually has a girlfriend/ boyfriend
  • Arthur being confused as always by another person’s presence in the house and him taking some convincing before he actually believes you’re Georges S/O
  • George is a little grumpy after this episode and spends the rest of the evening sulking at the end of the sofa
  • Cuddling with George to make him forget about his family not believing him

(The Poem at the end is I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale)

He didn’t know what he expected with the kiss. The universe didn’t change; the sun didn’t shine any brighter; there were no doves or fireworks, nor did a choir start singing. It was just… right. It felt like an injustice to every poetic figure in Nursey’s life. All the cliche metaphors, figurative language spilling together for the symbolism of love, were for naught. All there was was his heart was hammering in his chest; the feeling of Dex’s lips pressed against his own. Dex was a solid weight against him, one he never wanted to let go of.

“Derek?”

The words filtered through to him as if they weren’t spoken against his lips, their breaths mingling as he found his own. Derek could scream poetry from the rooftops of what William Pointdexter’s voice symbolized, of the constellations that lived within his skin, how every autumn leaf still does no justice to his eyes, but none of those could come to mind, he was so stuck. Nothing would express this. Dex was so beautiful. He was so fucking beautiful, Derek was helpless to do anything but stare. His hair, his eyes, his smile, everything so profoundly him. He wasn’t a line or stanza of poetry. He wasn’t even a fucking book. No amount of words would ever eloquently represent Dex on paper. That terrified something deep inside of Nursey; the part of him that relied so heavily on words to work out the world to his liking. William was so much more than he would ever be able to express. He’d likely spend forever trying.

His grip on Dex’s arm tightened when he felt him start to move away, to erase any doubt, any lingering evidence that might have proved that this was not a moment he’d be completely content with living in for the rest of forever. “William Pointdexter, you’ve just changed everything,” he said. Dex only rolled his eyes. Before he could say anything on it, Nursey pulled him into another kiss. There would be time for questions and realizations and the fumbling creation of them as a unit later, but for now… Oh plunge me deep in love - put out

My senses, leave me deaf and blind,

Swept by the tempest of your love,

A taper in the rushing wind. 

WHY DO WE NEED SKAM SESONG 5?

I personaly don’t think it that matter who’s gonna be main, but what I care about is graduation, girls and boys squads finishing school and of course, bus! all this years we waited for something, girls started their friendship and this journey because of bus thing and it should lead somewhere I guess? it’s like someone teached us about baking a pie but never letting us to eat it and see what it taste like. and also, as someone who doesn’t know a thing about Norwegian schoolers graduating I’m really interested in, I wanna see how this whole bus thing works, what happens and how. Julie, you can do whatever you want but please, let us see SKAM graduate : )


guys, reblog this if you’re agree, screenshot this and tag Julie (x) and nrk (x)! it would be cool if someone even started petition. c’mon guys, how do you feel about this? : )

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So idk if anyone remembers this, but two years ago, for the first fanart day I posted these pictures of a m*a*s*h sweatshirt I had made and offered to make a little tutorial for how to make your own. I got lots of comments and tags and a a few asks saying “heck yeah make a tutorial!” and I uh… proceeded to never do so.

Recently however I made a new m*a*s*h shirt and decided to take pictures of the process as I went along so I could make it up to you all by putting together a nice visual tutorial.

And so, after 2 years, I finally bring you my tutorial on how to make your very own M*A*S*H t-Shirt for pretty darn cheap and using materials you probably already have. I’d say all things considered this probably cost me less than $8 including the paint and t-shirt, and that’s a high estimate. It also only takes like an hour to do.

Here’s the template I made and used! And if you do decide to make a shirt using this tutorial then please feel free to post and tag me in it, I’d love to see your shirts! Heck, you could even do this on a field bag, that’d actually be really cool!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice on managing lots of branching paths in a choose your own adventure game? Even things like remembering what has happened (using tags) and making use of those is really cumbersome!

There’s a lot of things you can do here to help keep things straight. Primarily, you need to keep everything as organized as possible, and that means taking a big problem and breaking it down until it is in pieces small enough to handle. How I would start is by creating an outline for each individual storyline from beginning to end by breaking it up into a flow chart of story beats. Each beat should contain relevant information like:

  • A list of characters involved in the scene
  • The scene location and relevant environment details (What does this area look like?)
  • All branching conditions and where the branches lead
  • How this scene handles the different branches that lead to this scene
  • A brief description of what happens during this scene
  • Any sort of other requirements for this scene (props, character models, voiced lines, environments, animations, etc.)

Then, based on how the separate plot lines interact with each other, I would tag the branches with unique tags so that I can see where they intersect from scene to scene. If the flowchart of connecting scenes starts looking too complicated, it’s a good sign that the story could probably use some cutting or simplifying.

Let’s go with an example. We’ll create a quest that has a dialogue, a choice, two mutually exclusive scenes that result from the choice (an optional quest branch), and then some results. Here’s a sample quest summary:

The player character meets an archer named Neelo who wishes the player to recover her bow from a nearby cave. The player goes to the cave entrance only to discover another character, a shifty bard named Desmal, already at the cave entrance. Desmal offers the player a sackful of gold for the bow, but only if the player kills Neelo as well since she doesn’t want to deal with Neelo trying to take revenge.

So let’s build a quest outline for this, shall we?

Here is an example of a simple breakdown of the quest progression. You can see how scene progresses to scene, showing all of the different possible paths by which the player arrives at the next scene from its predecessor. You could (in theory) add notes to each of these scenes for the important information for those scenes, and dress them up visually however you like. As an example, I differentiated the action and dialogue scenes with the different shapes of bubbles, and used different colored arrows to indicate mandatory transitions as opposed to those driven by player choices. Notice how the quest converges after the player makes the choice to speak with Desmal or not and, if so, whether the player chooses to accept the subquest. Let’s continue with the second half of the quest.

Then we can finish the quest up through these scenes. Fighting Neelo is an optional part of the quest, but only if the player has accepted Desmal’s quest back up above. As you can see, there are two clear paths that the player can take to the end of the quest. If we wanted to do so, we could expand the quest to allow the player to keep the bow, attack Desmal, or any number of other things. We could track the results of the quest at the end and use those values in another quest later on. 

The benefits to breaking up story beats in this way should be pretty clear. Each scene, be it an action or a conversation or whatever, is essentially a single self-contained block that has a finite number of ways of entering, a finite set of results, and one major thing that happens inside it. While there’s no limit to the complexity one can pile into a single scene, resist the urge. Keep scenes simple and straightforward. Maintain the purpose of the scene, or it won’t have the right effect. I can then add all of the relevant details to that specific scene and know exactly what is needed to build this scene without needing to keep the entire storyline straight in my head. All I need to remember is what variables are important entering the scene, the scene details itself, and how the scene will determine where to direct the player next. Because it’s self-contained, I have a discrete chunk of work that I can do by myself or hand off to another designer. Once it is complete, I can connect it to the other completed scenes to form a whole quest. 

By keeping the storylines as self-contained flowcharts of interconnected scenes, I can easily determine each storyline’s relative complexity and size at a glance. The more the storyline looks like a spider web, the more complicated it becomes. Furthermore, with some practice breaking scenes down and creating them like this, I can also start estimating how long a specific scene will take to complete. This means that I can take a look at an entire storyline and estimate, based on the number of scenes in it, how long the entire storyline will take to craft. I can put in scene budgets for storylines to keep them sane - a large or critical storyline might have a top end of 25 scenes, while a one-off throwaway quest would have to be done in under 10. Since I can presumably tell what my schedule looks like, I can then make some decisions like “I can make this bigger” or “This won’t fit, I need to cut something”. I can then determine which parts that can safely be cut, and where I can reference smaller self-contained storylines into larger ones for more engagement without adding too much complexity. 


Got a burning question you want answered?

things dwarves from orzammar would find strange or scary about the surface:

  • rain
  • snow
  • most of the weather would be just fucking terrifying
  • the concept of a sunburn. the sun can literally burn and blister your skin. 
  • birds. what are birds. how the fUCK do they stay up there in the sky and then come BACK. how are they not floating away forever.
  • how loud it is at night. so many things would chirp and hoot and just plain scream how do you people sleep at all.
  • the fact that there’s so much space from one human city to another, or that people are so spread out in general
  • the fact that humans and elves won’t quit talking down to them like just because you’re taller does not mean you have to crouch that is so rUDE
  • bees

probably-tryingtoohard  asked:

Hi! I have an Instagram myself, and although I practice an (extremely stringent) "if-you-steal-art-I-unfollow" policy, I know that doesn't really help the stealing problem--one follower lost is probably nothing to these accounts thriving off of stolen work. Instagram doesn't seem to have an option (trust me, I've looked) for stealing other people's content. How can I report someone for taking art? (Gosh, you have no idea how much those people tick. me. off.) Thanks!

Originally posted by totallynotadeadpool

Knowing that people like you exist is honestly the ONLY thing some days that keeps me from leaving this fandom and all its art theft issues. Bless you, my comrade <3 <3 <3

3 Things You Can Do To Fight Art Theft:

1. Comment (without harassing). Many art thieves try to pretend they “don’t know” who the artist is, or that they “don’t know” reposting isn’t allowed (even when it’s written right on the image). Calling them out by posting a link to the original, tagging the artist, or even simply stating ‘this belongs to [ARTIST] and they don’t allow reposts’ is sometimes enough to get an art thief to delete a repost (to avoid copyright strikes). 

2. Link the artist. Send us a link so that we can report the art as stolen. You can also make a notifying callout post (again, careful not to harass) if it’s an account that steals from a lot of artists. However, dealing with tons of people treating you and your art like dirt can get really stressful (I know it’s ruined my day more than once), so sometimes you can also…

3. …Report “on behalf of the owner”. If you know an artist absolutely doesn’t allow reposts (for example, me), you can save them tons of time and stress by filling out a copyright claim on their behalf. All you need is a link to the original (most of my stuff is in my /tagged/my-stuff tag), and to tick the box that says you’re ‘authorized to report on behalf of the copyright owner’ (actual wording varies from site to site). When making a report, it’s absolutely vital that you know for sure the image was reposted without permission. I never give permission to repost (especially on Insta, Pinterest, WeHeartIt, etc.), so any of my art you see there is stolen, and you can report it. Buttons to look for include “report”, “this doesn’t belong on ____”, “this violates my intellectual copyright/terms of service”, and sometimes “inappropriate content”.

One advantage that art thieves have over artists is that there’s only so much a single artist can report (or emotionally handle) in a single day. Art thieves take advantage of that to get away with stealing. But if we all band together, we can take stolen posts down, get repeat offenders’ accounts deleted, and make this fandom a happier, fairer place to be.

Btw, thank you SO much to my followers who always have my back, and who I always see doing these 3 things above. You guys are ANGELS and you don’t know how many times a message like this, or a comment defending my art, etc. has kept me from jumping ship (and just not posting my art online anymore). You guys are so awesome, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. <3 <3

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

anonymous asked:

Please please write a fic about seijo or nekoma playing lazertag!

“Remember, we are blood. Never stop flowing, keep moving, keep bringing in oxygen, so our brain can operate at his best,” Kuroo declares.

“I want to go home,” Kenma says.

“Kenma, don’t be like that,” Kuroo says. “How great is it that we get to play against Seijoh? This is a once in a lifetime chance to prove our superiority.”

“I didn’t even want to do this to begin with,” Kenma says. “And I definitely don’t want to make this a competition.”

“Too late, it’s definitely a competition!” Yamamoto crows. “We’re going to kick their butts so hard they’re going to feel it all the way back to Miyagi.”

“I really, really don’t want to do this,” Kenma says.

“Come on, Kenma. I thought you’d like laser tag. You get to shoot things just like in a video game!”

Kenma glares at his boyfriend. “It’s like you don’t know me at all.”

*

“As always, I have faith in you,” Oikawa says, with his standard smile that in most situations is very inspiring.

“I’m not entirely sure what the point of this is,” Hanamaki says.

“The point is to prove that we’re the best. We are the best, aren’t we?” Oikawa replies. “You don’t want to let those boys from Tokyo think we don’t know how to play laser tag, do you?”

“Heck no!” Kindaichi bursts out, “We’ll show those city boys who’s boss!”

“Why are you like this?” Iwaizumi asks.

“I have no idea what you’re talking about, Iwa-chan,” Oikawa replies.

*

“Rules are simple,” Kuroo says. “Kill everyone. First team to lose all their members, loses the game. Got it?”

“Wouldn’t have it any other way,” Oikawa says during the handshake.

*

The problem, really, that all the boys rapidly discover is that while they are all probably some of the best high school volleyball players in Japan at the moment, none of them are particularly good at laser tag.

*

“You shot me, you idiot!” Inouka howls.

“Sorry, Inouka!” Lev shouts, as he gleefully continues firing in every direction. Fukunaga and Kai both leap to the ground to dodge his rapid, aimless firing.

“God, quit it,” Yaku takes aim and fires.

“Hey, you shot me!” Lev pouts.

“It was for the good of the team,” Yaku says.

*

“How is it that we’ve been playing for twenty minutes and we haven’t managed to land a single shot, but they’ve taken four of our guys out?” Iwaizumi asks.

“That Russian kid took a lot of us out when he went on a spree,” Watari says.

“How is our aim so bad?” Oikawa says, outraged.

“This is our first time,” Watari points out.

“We should still be better than this!” Oikawa says.

“Well, we might not be shooting them, but at least they’re shooting each other,” Yahaba says.

*

“Kenma, you can’t just sit here the entire time,” Kuroo says exasperatedly.

“Hm. Yeah. Pretty sure I can,” Kenma says. He’s hiding behind a barrel with his laser gun off to the side, concentrating on his handheld game. “You could always shoot me. That would save some time.”

“I’m not going to shoot you.”

“It seems to be the Nekoma way,” Kenma says.

“Lev had it coming. Kai was an accident. You could at least help us strategize.”

“I am strategizing,” Kenma says, not looking up from his game. “I’m strategically sitting right here.”

*

“That’s it,” Kyoutani says, “I’m Die Harding this. If I go down, I’m taking them with me.”

“That’s not what happens in Die Hard,” Yahaba says.

Kyoutani jumps over a barrel and charges, firing everywhere.

*

“Tch,” Kuroo says. He takes some small comfort in the fact that sure, Nekoma lost, but at least it was mostly by their own hand. He’s glad Oikawa can’t brag to the other volleyball captains over this as a victory. (He’s pretty sure this game is not something anyone is going to brag about). “Guess this is your win.”

“But of course!” Oikawa says.

“You were shot, you don’t get to gloat—” Iwaizumi says.

“Sh, Iwa-chan!”

“Hey, where’s Kenma-san?” Lev asks.

A sudden burst of zapping comes out of nowhere, taking the last of the Aoba Jousai team out with distinct precision that no one had previously displayed in this game.

Kenma emerges from his hiding spot. “Can we go home now?”




A/N: Thanks, anon-friend! I am sorry for how long this took. Also, I really know nothing about laser tag. Hope you enjoyed anyway!!

Chocobros, Cor and Nyx: Teaching s/o How to drive...

My mind did a thing, so can you imagine The Chocobros, Cor, Nyx trying to teach s/o how to drive. Like she’s freaking out and there trying to keep it together. Just an idea, if you want to elaborate on it go for it. Just tag me cause i wanna read it. Anyway as i said before my mind did a thing. 😂😂

Ignis: Love please calm down you haven’t even turned on the car.

Ignis: you can do this be the roundabout, just relax.

Ignis: *pushes glasses forward* ………..love please pull over..


Noctis: babe please calm down we haven’t even left the parking spot..

Noctis: *pressing on imaginary break pedal* baaaaaaabe please break now! Baaaabe! Father help me!!!

Noctis: who the hell honked at her, i will arrest all of you… Just take your time hun.. I’ll arrest all theese F*****s!!! I am the king!!


Prompto: its okay! You got this, i mean we only ran one red light.

Prompto: maybe we should slow down, I’m pretty sure there is a curve up there….*rubbing s/o hand*

Prompto: omgod we made it, i mean we made it home. Ple-please just next time I’ll drive *kisses s/o*


Gladio: Babe you got this, if anything happens I’m right here….. (For once i might need saving.. )

Gladio: its okay, I’m pretty sure cindy can fix that.. (Etro help me!..) I mean its only jusy a scratch.. (We were only going 5 miles per hour..how the hell did she do this much damage??!)

Gladio: love I’m pretty sure we can go 40 on this road (please slow down, etro save me)

Gladio: *picks up s/o* see driving isn’t so hard, so next time you should be a pro. (Never again, we will walk or run….)


Cor: ……….. Dear don’t be afraid to pull over and take a break. There’s no shame in living to drive another day.

Cor: we should move over to the right lane and put on our flashers, so people will go around.

Cor: see you’ve gotten a whole lot better, so next time I’ll drive. But your getting there love.


Nyx: babe, you know i love you but we gotta drive faster. Were like going slower than that old man.

Nyx: *holding onto the O.S.B. bar* Babe the gods gave us the break pad for a reason. I love you babe i really do but i wanna live past 29. Baaaaaabe!!

Nyx: wait who the hell is honking their horn!? *starts to get out the car, grabs blade* do we have a problem!? My women is trying to drive! Go around, walk or wait or slow your ars down. Geez *gets back in car*

Nyx: babe you owe me, like you owe me so bad tonight. You better take the long way home..

Nyx: babe!! *Grabs s/o throws blade and warps onto the road* we had to jump out of a car! What the hell!? Thats it were walking.. Unless you can’t do that too… *kisses s/o* you better be glad i love you.. But you will be punished for this…

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