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Double Beedrill Extravaganza 

Requested by typewryter

Beedrill - Not the Kind of Beedrill Set you were Expecting

Ability: Swarm (When the user’s HP is below 1/3rd Bug-type moves do 50% more damage)
Nature: Calm (+Sp Def, -Atk)
Item: Leftovers
Moves:
Infestation (TM 83)
Toxic (TM 06)
Iron Defense (ORAS Move Tutor as Kakuna)
Roost (B2 W2 Move Tutor)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp Def, 4 Def

This set is absolutely not a traditional Beedrill set based on its Attack stat. Mega Beedrill can do that job much better, so let’s go for something drastically different instead. This set allows Beedrill to trap and slowly wear down Physical Attackers while it sets itself up to be a Defensive powerhouse.

Infestation doesn’t do a lot of damage, but its ability to trap afflicted Pokemon means that Beedrill can follow up with Toxic and KO them rapidly since they won’t be able to switch out.

While Toxic is wearing away at their HP, use Iron Defense three time to get Beedrill’s Defense all the way to 6x. Its Calm nature and 252 Special Defense EVs can make Beedrill fairly bulky when opposing Special Attackers, making it hard to take out either way. Roost will heal Beedrill of 50% of its HP and will likely demoralize your opponent since it probably took them several turns to wear Beedrill’s HP that low in the first place.

Mega Beedrill - The Exact Kind of Beedrill Set you were Expecting

Ability: Swarm - As Beedrill (When the user’s HP is below 1/3rd Bug-type moves do 50% more damage)
Adaptability - As Mega Beedrill (STAB is 2x instead of 1.5x)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -Sp Atk)
Item: Beedrillite
Moves:
X-Scissor (TM 81)
Poison Jab (Level 35/TM 84)
Fell Stinger (Level 44)
Knock Off (ORAS Move Tutor)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Sp De

Gen VII was SO kind to Mega Beedrill, finally allowing it to shine as an extremely deadly wallbreaker and sweeper. 

The first gift Gen VII gave M. Beedrill was the change in how Mega Evolution works. In Gen VI, any chance in the Speed stat would not take place on the same turn Mega Evolution occurred. Standard Beedrill only has a base Speed of 75, while M. Beedrill packs a staggering 145. Because of this, many M. Beedrill ran Protect simply to ensure it wouldn’t still be lugging around with 75 base Speed. M. Beedrill isn’t very bulky, so if it didn’t have Protect it would often get KOed before it could even move and demonstrate its enormous power. 

The second gift Gen VII gave M. Beedrill was the revamped Fell Stinger. In Gen VI Fell Stinger was a 30 base power move that increased the user Attack by 2x if they KOed a Pokemon with it. Now, Fell Stinger is a 50 base power move that increases the user’s Attack by an unbelievable 2.5x upon KOing an opponent. This, coupled with the change to Mega Evolution, makes it very easy for M. Beedrill to revenge kill weakened Pokemon and instantly become set up for a massive sweep.

Oh, and let’s not forget that M. Beedrill’s Ability, Adaptability increases the power of STAB moves from 1.5x to 2x, furthering Fell Stinger’s power. Adaptability is the same reason you’ll want to run X-Scissor and Poison Jab, and while you won’t get a STAB boost from Knock Off it will still hit very hard coming from a Pokemon with 150 base Attack.

Originally posted by chipsprites

Pursuit, Drill Run, Swords Dance, and U-Turn are all moves worth considering for Mega Beedrill as well. I wouldn’t run U-Turn if you plan on setting up Beedrill with Fell Stinger or Swords Dance though, since you’ll just be wasting the turn you used to set if if you immediately remove M. Beedrill from the field. 

@daegusoftboys im referencing a line from hp#1 when harry and ron meet in the train. this interaction is what solidifies their friendship.

Ron brought corned beef sandwiches to eat during the train ride because his family is poor, and harry (who had never had anyone to share food with as friends) shares his candy. And jkr writes a really great aside: “the sandwiches lay forgotten” right after Harry and ron share candy and bond.

Honestly, THIS was the moment when harry and ron became friends, and the corned beef sandwich moment is something i cherish.

Jimin and Tae’s friendship is also deep and lovely, and due to space restrictions and because i cant write a whole background friendship story, this was just a small reference for myself more than anything. When the wrech lays forgotten on the floor, im picturing the jimin/tae friendship to be just as deep as the friendship between ron/Harry.

Because i am a Giant Nerd who can’t shut up. 💕 💕 💕

So, we just started our campaign and we’re looking for an artifact. The Defenestrator, this super old dwarf woman, feels something brush against her and rolls to attack it. This woman as basically a +8 or something with strength, so does a hell of a lot of damage. But not to what brushed up against her. Xana, our elf Ranger, took the hit, dropped to -10 HP, but saved the offending thing that the dwarf felt. A kitten.
DM: You need a saving throw of at least 11 to survive.
Me: If I die i will honestly throw you out the damn window I swear
Dwarf player: I TOLD YOU IT WAS A 27
Me: *succeeds my saving throw* holy shit. Can I keep the cat since I lived.
DM: … Yeah. Yeah the cat is on Xana now, but Xana has 1 HP and is not conscious. But hey. You got a cat?
Player: im sO SORRY
Me: It’s ok she’s still Xana’s favorite
Player: I JUST KILLED HER

And his is how I continued my tradition of almost immediately dying within our first meeting.

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Synesthesia 1/7 Harry potter and the Philosopher stonePurple

The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition.Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.

A Gentle Shove

So context: it’s our third session, a good deal of us are first time players. my party and I (Agnes, the Half-Orc Barbarian) are in an underground dungeon fighting some Ice Bats

Me: I’m gonna attack the ice bat in front of me!

DM: I’d let you, but Eli’s (the human cleric) the one in front of you, and in front of him are the bats. You can push him out of the way thought.

Me: Alright, I’ll do that. I roll to push Eli out of my way.

Me: [rolls a Nat 1]

Dm, after we all stopped laughing: Okay, so because you’re a big strong half-orc, you’re gonna push a little too hard and have Eli take damage. Roll a D6 for me?

Me: [rolls a 6]

Dm: okay so Eli you-

Eli: I WAS AT 1 HP YOU JUST KILLED OUR CLERIC!

[the entire party bursts into laughter]

So basically what happened was Agnes goes to give Eli a ‘Gentle Shove’ out of the way, pushes him a little hard, and he falls unconscious to the floor. Thank god he passed his saving throws, he was the only one of us who could heal!

THE POGS ARE HIVESWAP'S CANDY CORN

In problem sleuth, PS himself keeps four pieces of candy corn in his hat for the entire adventure.  They prove about as useful as you can expect four pieces of candy corn to be throughout.

BUT

At the end, when the final boss is about to birth himself into a new body, Problem Sleuth heroically slays the beast by throwing the candy corn at it when it’s at like 1 hp and you know EXACTLY where this is going

ThATS THE POGS. THE POGS ARE GOING TO BE THE SOLUTION TO THE LAST PUZZLE IN HIVESWAP YOU ARE GOING TO USE THEM ON EVERY OTHER OBJECT IN THE GAME TO NO AVAIL UNTIL THE VERY END WHEN XEFROS GETS ALL “IF ONLY WE HAD A LARGE SUPPLY OF SMALL CARDBOARD DISCS RIGHT NOW” AND THEN THAT IS HOW YOU KILL TRIZZA. YOU PELT HER TO DEATH WITH POGS. THE WORLD IS ULTIMATELY SAVED BY NOW-FORGOTTEN EARLY 90’S MEMORABILIA. LOOK ME IN THE EYES AND TELL ME THAT ISN’T THE SINGLE MOST ANDREW HUSSIE CONCLUSION TO A STORY YOU HAVE EVER HEARD.

by lumell via /r/homestuck