i always name video game characters after whatever i like at the time

Devil in the Details

So after Michael Chu confirmed that the details on the tv in the background of the Pharah panel in Reflections were not only deliberate but also meant to hint about her location and her father’s nationality -

This tinyass image -

On a page with this much other stuff -

It made me curious about any other potential details I previously overlooked or wrote off as “just a funny coincidence” and rather surprisingly, I might have kinda found something??

I mean, there’s a shitton here but what I originally wrote off as being “just another background piece” is the map -

…These are not Watchpoints.

These are the Watchpoints that still exist at the time of Recall - you can find this map on Watchpoint: Gibraltar (I did not write these locations, but this is the clearest, head-on image I could find.)

The image from the Uprising comic 

Are active missions or points of interest.

Locations that I can determine are:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Cairo, Egypt (based on the other screen discussing the “Cairo Incident”)
  • Numbani, Nigeria
  • (City unknown), Switzerland (?)
  • Paris, France
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dorado, Mexico
  • Seattle, United States

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**please don’t repost/plagiarize this story. Reblogs are fine**

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When Peter kissed Liz during homecoming last year, you felt your heart break into a million pieces.

Your best friend, the boy that you’ve been in love with since the moment you laid eyes on him was taken from you, his heart cruelly ripped away from your grasps.

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Welcome to EddTober 2017!

I literally just made this list up two nights ago and I’m rushing to get this out in time soooo yeah

It’s been a long long time since anybody’s taken notice of me in the Eddsworld tag, but I’ve been in this fandom since early legacy days, so hello, you new people who have never seen me before - call me Panda. 

I know what you’re thinking: What the hell is EddTober? Well, it’s a list of prompts made by yours truly to have others draw and/or write more Eddsworld-related stuff during the month of October, including some things that haven’t been recieving much attention and to add a bit of flavour to the usual stuff that’s in the tag! 

So without further ado, let’s get to the prompts!

(Featuring my personal commentary. Some useless, some useful.)

  1. Draw/Write about Edd
  2. Draw/Write about Tom
  3. Draw/Write about Matt
  4. Draw/Write about Any pre-legacy season episode, except WTFuture. (I mean, you can do WTFuture if you want, but seeing that much of this fandom is made of people who came in after The End… I wonder if any of you have truly witnessed the beauties that are Moviemakers, Ruined, and so forth.)
  5. Draw/Write Something about the symbols of the crew. 
  6. Draw/Write about Superhero Alter egos! (It doesn’t have to stop at the PowerEdd canon, either! Go nuts! Give Edd and his friends new superhero alibis and outfits!)
  7. Draw/Write about Supervillain Alter Egos! (It doesn’t have to stop at the ‘Green/Blue/Purple/Red Leader’ scenario also! Have one of them as an evil scientist, a general anarchist (oh wait, isn’t that Tom already around Christmas?), or even a cosmic entity that plans on remaking the world…literally. Sorry, was that too far?)
  8. Draw/Write about minor characters of the show. It doesn’t have to be just the one.
  9. Draw/Write about descendants of the main four guys. (Sure, you can make it about the love children of your favourite ships, but the point of this prompt specifically is to not be ship-related. See if you can come up with descendant characters from the bloodlines of the main 4. If they ever do cross over into the one great-great-grandchild that relates to all four… that’s up to you.)
  10. Draw/Write about Tord. (He’s late in this list for a reason. Trust me.)
  11. Draw/Write about the neighbours of 29 Dirdum Lane. What are those guys like, since Kim and Katya moved out a while back?
  12. Draw/Write about the neighbours of 25 Dirdum Lane. 
  13. Ooh, October has a Friday the 13th this year!  Draw/Write about something unlucky happening to the guys, or one of them. Feel free to go as dark or as humourous as you like!
  14. Draw/Write about the genderbends of the guys - if you were the one who had to choose the names and designs. (Or you can stick to canon. Up to you.)
  15. This prompt is a wild card. Go whole hog on this!
  16. Draw/Write about your crew. Whether you’re the main character with your friends or have OCs taking that place or a mix of both, up to you!
  17. Draw/Write about a Fantasy-SciFi AU for Eddsworld. (Okay, this was just my personal indulgence of a prompt. I’m a sucker for those things. This prompt can be just about coming up with an AU.)
  18. Draw/Write about Eddsworld as a video game. Whether it’s concepts and covers for your own ideas or fanart for @eddsworldarmageddon​, it’s all up to you. 
  19. Draw/Write about Todd, or whatever the name is for the Tord figure of the neighbours of 25 Dirdum Lane!
  20. Draw/Write about a Saloonatics-WTFuture Crossover. (Seriously. Time Travel. The Wild West. HOW COULD ANYBODY MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL CHANCE TO MAKE SHENANIGANS HERE. H O W.)
  21. Draw/Write about the future selves of the main guys - or, if you want to take things up a notch, make up your own versions of them! Have them all be hobos, or have cola not be banned and let Edd have a warm, happy future, up to you!
  22. Draw/Write about how you would end the Eddsworld Legacy season if The End never happened. (Would Tord even return? Who knows.)
  23. Draw/Write about Zanta. (I honestly was stuck for a prompt idea here, but I settled on him because he’s a niGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS -badum-tish-)
  24. Draw/Write about an Eddsworld movie. Whether it’s stuff for @the-eddsworld-fan-movie​ that’s currently in the works, or your own ideas, up to you!
  25. Draw/Write about what you think the deal with Tom’s eyes is. 
  26. Pick a song, any song, and put it on repeat. Use this as inspiration to draw/write something in relation to Eddsworld.
  27. Draw/Write about The Man, The Myth, The Legend behind it all: Edd Gould.
  28. This one was obligatory even without EddTober: Draw/Write something for Edd’s birthday. 
  29. Draw/Write about someone in the fandom who inspires you - even the small artists and writers who are just starting out!
  30. Ooh, we’re close to the spoopiness now… Draw/Write about monsterous things happening to the guys. Interpretation is up to you. 
  31. Happy Halloween! Draw/Write about the guys on that specially spoopy day. Interpretation is up to you. 

Phew! That was a lot to type out. Now, there’s a few rules to abide by when doing these prompts - don’t worry, they’re not too much. 

  1. When posting prompts, always tag it with #Eddtober. 
    1. Gore and NSFW is allowed in the challenge, but please tag it as #Eddtober gore, #Eddtober porn, etc. Also, no shortenings or reimaginings of those tags, so the minors on this site don’t find it on accident. I myself am just under 18, so please keep these sorts of things in mind. 
  2. Keep it chill. You can draw one prompt for Eddtober, some of the prompts or all of them - up to you!
  3. Spread the word. This is less of a rule and more of a personal request from me, but since I don’t wish to use a facebook or instagram and I don’t have those accounts, please tell your friends on there and other sites of Eddtober so they can join in the fun too! Reblogging this list doesn’t hurt either!
  4. Sharing is caring. Reblogging from your fellow creators doing Eddtober would be great to give them a motivation and confidence boost!
  5. Go beyond your boundries of imagination. The whole purpose of Eddtober is to promote new, fresh things to come up in the Eddsworld fandom and break a cycle of the same old that’s been there for a while. Take a leap, spread your wings, do your best, and go have fun. 

If any of you have any questions about EddTober, send them to me and I’ll answer them under a cut of this post. Otherwise, good luck! 

Metanoia 1

You find yourself stuck in a virtual reality only to fall in love with the main game character.

Series Warning: None other than fluff & eventual smut.

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Wordcount: 1.1k

Your life that consisted of waking up early in the morning, getting ready for college, going to college, coming back home, having the smallest amount of time to yourself before eating dinner and going back to sleep again. At least you had some friends to go out with from time to time to distract your from the repetitive life you owned.

On the day of your 18th birthday you had received a delivery to your door with your name as the recipient. It was too early in the morning to be expecting birthday gifts but you made no ordeal about it, the more the merrier. You walked into the kitchen with the box in hand laying it on top of the grey marbled kitchen counter, heading to the fridge to drink your usual Saturday juice, at least today you didn’t have to go anywhere and enjoy the comfort of your own house. 

“Good morning sweetie” your mom greeted you with a smile on her face “and happy birthdaaay!!!!!!!” before showering you with kisses and hugs.

“Oh my god Mom I’m 18 not 8! Don’t kiss me” you tried to resist her as you both giggle.  

“What’s this?” your mom asked curiously as it was her turn to head to the fridge.

“I don’t know…. Did you or dad order anything for me?” you replied honestly.

“No, we didn’t order anything hunny… if you referring to your birthday gifts we went out and bought them personally” she said, “Who is it for?” she asked as she brought out a water bottle from the fridge. 

“It’s for me” you said, “Maybe it’s from Hannah?” you asked as you attempted to rip out the worn-out tape that shut the box closed. When you unwrapped all the tape, the box revealed to what looked like a virtual reality headset along with a video game that had no cover, just plain black. Strange. You would think video games would always come with some fancy cover to attract gamers. Ironically, it had only made you more curious to play the game and see what it’s about. 

“Is this supposed to be for your brother?” your mother laughed in confusion as she peered into the box.

“Maybe?” you said before reaching the bottom of the box in attempt to find something else to indicate what or to who this box belonged to “Oh wait, I think I found something” you pulled out a white card. 

“Sorry Y/N. It was the only way” you read out the content of the card loud for your mom to hear too. 

“The only way? That doesn’t bring good thoughts” your mom said as she put the headset and the video game in the box “Take it out. I don’t want it in the house” she told you sternly before going upstairs.

“But mom! I wanna know what it is” 

“And curiosity killed the cat!” she yelled from the level above.

You sighed… What did they mean? Who sent this to you? 

“Taehyung good timing!” You yelled excitedly to your older brother who entered the kitchen grumpily 

“Why are you so loud even at early mornings” he asked bewildered at your behaviour. 

“Hey! It’s my birthday” you nudged his side.

“I know… Happy birthday you loud princess” he kissed your forehead before noticing the box in front of you. 

“What’s that?” he asked you curiously.

“I don’t know really… Someone sent it to me it’s a virtual reality game I think” you answered while munching at an apple.

“What game is it?” he asked while taking the content out the box.

“I don’t know but I really wanna find out” 

“You can use my console its upstairs, I think you can play it with a play station” he said 

“Really? Can you help me set it up” you asked.

“Only because it’s your birthday” he grinned before taking the box upstairs.

“Alright… Can you see anything?” Your brother asked you.

“Oh my god! Yes! This is amazing Taehyung!” You replied as you hold a view of a castle in your eyes, the scene in front of you was like a scene from a movie and you felt like you were it’s main character. Turning around you can see a long path connected to deep woods. 

The castle was the deepest shade of black, almost too scary to look at but it captivated you. The dark walls were whirled with remnants of nature and age, crawling up the high walls. You walked to the main gate of the castle using your brother’s console remote.

“Taehyung, I-I this is amazing, it feels so real” you speak out before you were stunned by light, it was so strong that you took a step back nearly tripping over your own foot and dropping the console. Soon after you were welcomed by the same view from before, you squatted down to look for your only navigator of the game to find nothing by your feet. You lifted your hands to remove the virtual reality headset to find nothing on your head but the strands of your own hair.

What the fuck?

You were panicking for a good 10 minutes. You convinced yourself this wasn’t real, you were definitely dreaming. You looked around to inspect your surroundings, you looked up at the sky to see the dark clouds welcoming thunder before they cracked open to pour down rain. You felt it, You felt the cold, you felt the wet drops, you felt everything. How is this real? To avoid getting more wet, your only choice was to enter that castle and face whatever was behind the walls. Your instincts kicked in, and your panic heightened as you pushed that door open.

It was empty. Dark and empty. 

“Hello?” you called out to the open, knowing this is well how people get killed in horror movies. There was only silence.

“Is anybody here?” you tried again. 

“Fuck” you grunted knowing you will have to walk further and try to understand where you are and how you can escape. You should’ve listened to your mom and kicked that box outside your house. 

“Is anybody there?!” You shouted as your tears collected in your eyes, you were all alone.

“Help! Anybody?!” You tried again.

“Is any-“ You were cut off by a hand over your mouth, instructing you to be quiet making you squirm and struggle out of his hold. 

“Be quiet! You’re going to get us all caught!” you heard the man behind you whisper into your ear, his breath tickling your skin.

Things I have learned from Assassin’s Creed...

* So next time you’re told that Video games aren’t ‘educational…’ *

- Historical Figures, their names and purpose

- Historical Monuments, when they were built and significance

- Historical Events, when they happened and why

- Various cultures, and traditions

- Take a peek into how people used to live and cope back in the days

- Different weapons, and how they were used

- Animals are actually very useful, I underestimated them before the game

- How much of an asshole a red coat was (Okay all guards and soldiers were assholes…)

- How England managed to spread it’s influence and soldiers across the world

- Famous Ship names, and Ship types. (Schooner, Frigate, Man O’ War, etc…)

- Little charted Islands that I never knew existed ( Tulum, Isla Providencia, etc…)

- Geography (A hell lot)

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Glitch In The Matrix Stories #24

A Car Started To Pass Me And Disappeared 

Today I had my pickup truck bed loaded to the breaking point with things to take to the landfill (clearing out a hoard)- broken, moldy furniture, broken garage door, and other bulky odd-sized stuff.

I’d packed it well and strapped it all in but I was worried that to the casual drivers around me it’d look unstable as hell. The road I took starts off as a long busy two-lane highway and there’s never a chance to pass anyone until the road becomes 4 lanes with a drivable middle lane that eventually becomes a turning lane as you approach businesses.

As luck would have it, I ended up with a douche-bag in a new BMW trapped behind me on the long stretch. I was doing just above the speed limit and he was up my butt, despite my having broken furniture dangling like two feet from his grille. I couldn’t wait until the road would widen and he’d surely zoom past me and scowl for ‘holding him up’.

Sure enough, we reached the spot where the road widened and I saw him jerk into the left lane as soon as I yielded to the right slow lane. He started to pass me, entered my blind spot and then… I didn’t see him. I thought he was overtaking me slowly so he could see what I was hauling, or I was preparing to be flipped off as well.

The thing is, there was no nowhere to turn left yet, no roads or business at that point- and I watched my side mirror- if he’d turned somewhere (again, nowhere to turn yet) slowed down or even gone into the developing turning strip down the middle, I’d have seen his car fall behind me.

Credits to: Vault32

Remember Seeing A Movie Years Before It Was Released

Being born in the early nineties, I loved watching the ’Land Before Time’ movies. I remember being about 6 or 7, I was sick and in bed. My mom had a friend over and he brought me a movie to watch. It was a Land Before Time movie. So nothing weird about that. 

Well, fast forward about 4 years or so and I’m dropped off at the sitters and everyone is watching the new Land Before Time movie. Sweet! A new one, except this seems familiar. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this before. I know I’ve seen this before. There are always parts of movies you remember very well and for me this was when the long-neck elders fight the two T-Rex. So that part arrives and I start telling everyone what’s going to happen. 

The sitter or her daughter that helped out asked if I’ve watched this already. I said, “yeah a long time ago”. I get told that’s not possible, it just came out the week before or whatever. Yet I specifically remember watching it years earlier. Every now and then I think back on this and it still perplexes me. Maybe my mom’s friend was a time traveler that had a love for kids movies. Maybe it was a glitch- who knows.

Credits to: Chestigo

Seeing Old People Young

For as long as I can remember, I will walk into stores, buildings, parks, fields, and if there is a person there 30 or older I always see them younger.

It usually happens for a few moments, like flashes of young and then I really stare at them and shocked to see wrinkles and liver spots. Like, I was totally checking out that grandma when she looked 20 something and now she’s 80.

Not sure if this is a glitch in the matrix, and before anyone says bad eye sight, I do wear contacts but my prescription is always up to date. And I am always within good seeing distance of the person.

Like, I’m not sure how to properly describe it. I see them exactly how they were when they were younger. Doesn’t happen every single day but it happens enough that I’m used to it. Sometimes I see young people as old but it’s very rare.

Credits to: SpookyB0T

Starting To Question Whether Life Is A Simulation Or Not

I was living in Florida for a while (back in 2014 and 2015) due to work. While I was there, I had been engaging in my own personal philosophical thought process about the nature of our reality. For a couple of days I really was wrapped around this question and it was sort of consuming my thoughts over those days, particularly whether we were living in a simulation or some type of video game. Well nothing new there, right? Scientists and philosphers have been throwing that idea around for a while. 

Well, two experiences occurred that made and make me questions my current reality as it stands and happened in similar time frames. Each seemingly innocent, but when put together seem to connect. All of these events occurred after I started thinking intensely about the possibility of reality being a simulation. 

First: I was working out with a trainer and a group of coworkers when we started doing squats. I started doing squats and the trainer stops and sort of laughs. Then he makes a joke about how I look like a Sims character. That’s innocent enough, right? I’ve seen the game and I got what he was referring to. I laughed. 

But then he says it one more time, but this time he says it in a serious tone “Did you hear that, Tim (which is my name)? I said you look like a Sims character.” The inflections in his voice was odd, it was more like he was hinting at something rather than making a joke and waiting for my reaction. Perhaps it was nothing but it was odd, but everybody else around me didn’t react or even laugh at the reference. It was strange.

Second: So, I enjoy creepypastas and I like listening to them. So, I started listening to this creepypasta and found it pretty good. Now the night before and that night, I had been thinking intensely about reality and all that.

Well, as I scrolled down the comment section I notice this guy’s comment (Pete Detrick) who says “Tim, you’re in a video game.” 

I’m blown away but I’m skeptical, thinking it’s just a coincidence and he was just replying to some other person’s comment. But as I’m scrolling up and down, I notice he isn’t replying to anyone on the comment section. His statement is just out of context and oddly out of nowhere. 

I could imagine the person was perhaps making a comment about the story itself but the main character in the story never mentions his name being Tim or even has a name. (Oddly enough the story is about a person who commits suicide and enters some alternate reality).

Credits to: FloatingTheVoid

anonymous asked:

Hi, can I get a headcanon where the RFA gang (+ minior trio) were friends first with MC before they start dropping clues that they want to be in a romantic relationship with MC but MC is so innocently oblivious to it all?

I love!! This request!! Ahh, becoming friends, slowly - bit by bit - falling into the bottomless pit of love and then desperately trying to convey your feelings only to be met with a veritable wall of unrepentant cluelessness…

Let’s start with Yoosung, shall we?


Yoosung

  • you are Yoosung’s video game buddy and boy howdy does he have a crush on YOU
  • The only way he knows how to express it tho is through the world of LOLOL so he acts SUPER CUTESY to you there. Like quasi-rping your husband cutesy.
  • “This is my waifu =^-^=“, jokes like that, and the two of you own a house together in LOLOL so you’re all domestic in decorating it.
  • He also acts super protective of you. Like, if you’re low on health he’ll heal you if he can, and he’ll get really into defending you if you’re in trouble
  • he sends you ingame jewelry and items and stuff. “Oh, I thought this would look cute on your character!” “You need these stats, right?” etc etc.
  • you are oblivious
  • You of course give back a much as you can - you also like showering Yoosung with stuff and appreciation.
  • Everyone thinks you’re e-dating.
  • At some point, someone is like, “LMAO you know MC is probably a dude in RL right”
  • and he’s like “HAH NO I’VE SEEN HER IRL AND SHE’S SUPER CUTE”
  • (you blush)
  • He kind of hopes you’ll GET IT when he asks you if you want to get ingame married
  • You say yes because of the benefits (new hairstyles, emotes, clothes, and the ability to teleport to each other? HECK YEAH)
  • So Yoosung has literally internet married you but still not actually gotten a date.
  • Okay, time to step up his game. He starts mailing you…
  • FLOWERS. Digital flowers. He sends tons of them to your inbox.
  • (Yoosung wtf)
  • You’re still like “oh haha awwhhh how cute” and Yoosung finally, FINALLY works up the courage to actually say it bluntly.
  • He does it on Valentine’s Day where he asks you on a date. A real date. Like with real feelings.
  • PLEASE BE MY REAL LIFE GIRLFRIEND

Zen

  • holy shit how many ways can this dude say “I am super into you” without actually saying “I am super into you please DATE ME”
  • seriously. selfies 24/7, constant compliments, invites you to every show
  • “You’re so cute I can hardly stand it….”
  • you think he’s like that to everyone. like, he sort of is… but you’ve been friends for so long. why would he be flirting with you now? It must be a joke.
  • definitely a joke
  • (you fan yourself: it is definitely a joke)
  • he starts asking you to help him practice lines but ONLY for couples
  • He starts calling you his “princess” and “babe” and the names of whatever leading lady you’re “playing”
  • He asks you for selfies all the time too
  • You say you got a new top? “SHOW ME”
  • New necklace? “SHOW ME”
  • He’s so supportive and always rooting for you. Whenever you have some public thing to do (like a presentation or a speech or something) HE’S RIGHT THERE IN THE FRONT ROW
  • Like it is SO OBVIOUS he is nuts for you and you’re just dense.
  • He’s kind of thinking that he’s being so obvious that you must not like him because?? How could you not realize?
  • HE GIVES YOU FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATES FOR VALENTINES DAY FOR PETE’S SAKE
  • U JUST THINK HE FEELS SORRY FOR YOU
  • You hear him turn down someone who just asked him out by saying “I’m sorry, I like someone else”
  • and you’re like WHO
  • SPILL THE DIRT
  • he won’t tell you because DUH but you keep pressing because!!! you have to know!!!
  • After this continues for a good long while he’s just like IT’S YOU
  • IT’S YOU OKAY
  • THE PERSON I LIKE IS YOU
  • “…pffft hhaaa yea right who is it really”
  • “YOU. YOU. YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUU!!!!!!!!!”

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Vanished

Summary: Based on this anon request-

do you think you could do a request on a character that has teleportation powers for some reason? like they were just born w them and the team/nick fury literally can’t find her until they set bucky on her, ensuing a cute lil relationship between them?? thank you if you can!!

Bucky x reader, FLUFFA LIL BIT ANGSTY, Word count: 3,636

TW: Bucky sneaks into your apartment through your window

A/N: Sorry this request took so long, anon! I tweaked it a little so the reader wasn’t exactly born with powers- it made the story flow a little better I think. I really like how this turned out though–I hope you do too!!!

Your name: submit What is this?


“Dammit, Natasha! Stop lying! Stuff keeps going missing off my desk and my hunch is that Fury has you stealing it, isn’t that right Nick?” said Steve, clearly irritated with the situation.

“I swear I’m not taking your shit Rogers. Just because you can’t keep track of your stuff doesn’t mean I took it. I highly doubt Nick has anything to do with it either,” hissed Natasha.

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anonymous asked:

5 players and 1 DM who have never played D&D before. As the DM - please help me haha

Oh man, you’re in for some fun!

First off, I highly recommend you sit with each player while they make their characters. That way you get familiar with everything that character can do, and what the players want from their characters. 

  • Do they want an epic quest, or to play the hack and slash backup for other people’s epic quests? 
  • What kind of things from their backstory can you exploit later in the campaign to make them more invested? 
  • Any special quests you’d like to do just for their benefit? 

Second, consider what kind of campaign you want to do. There’s pros and cons of any type. Pre made campaigns require less prep work, but they’re harder to customize to the way your players want to play. Making your own campaign is a lot more work, but can end up more satisfying and memorable for your players.

Since none of you have played before, I’d probably go with a pre made. Pick one as a group that everyone has interest in, and go for it! I personally enjoy horde of the dragon queen, but there’s a ton more out there. That one’s an official release from wizards and there are also a ton of home brews to find online. 

Some tips for pre-made campaigns:

  • Note that I said *less* prep, not *no* prep. There will always be prep work. 
  • You should definitely read through the entire adventure thoroughly, so you know where you’re going, and you should read the part that you’ll play next several times over. 
  • Make sure you have all the monsters readily available before the start of play. Basic stats like health, marked page numbers in the monster manual, etc. 
  • These campaigns will have specific parts you’re supposed to read to your players. Practice them. Rewrite them if you don’t think you sound authentic when reading it, but whatever you do Practice Reading It Out Loud so you aren’t fumbling over your words in game and you can keep a steady flow. 
  • Consider what you’ll do if {when} they go off track. Are you prepared to alter course and let them go off before guiding them back to where they need to be, or are you going to immediately put a block on them so they have to go where the quest says to go? Either way is fine, and there’s no shame in the second option. Its railroading, which gets a bad rap, but its perfectly acceptable in some situations. 

Third: remember that this is a game and you’re supposed to be having fun. If your players aren’t enjoying themselves, ask if they’d like to try out a different type of quest or a new setting. Sometimes it take a bit for people to find their stride. 

Also, your players will do something you didn’t expect or plan for. They also might get totally off track and do something stupid for a while. Let them! Sometimes that stupid shit is the most memorable thing and they’ll be talking about it for years to come. Hell, I still tell a story that happened in a game I was in 8 years ago! That random, off the wall, sometimes stupid shit is what makes this game great. You don’t get that from a video game unless the developers put it in there, and that frankly just isn’t as much fun. 

Obviously there is a time to reign people in, like when members of the party start getting bored and frustrated with it. I err on the side of ‘let them be stupid’ but even I know that there are times I should step in and move the story along. Knowing when that moment is takes some intuition and experience, but you’ll get the hang of it!

As an aside to all this talk of players going off track, if they do something you were totally unprepared for it’s OK to ask for a game break so you can figure out what to do next. There is no shame in that, and your players should appreciate it because it means you really care about the game and you want to give them something good rather than pulling something not so great out of thin air. 

Lastly, here are some resources I have used when creating this game that I’m doing now. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve even played D&D, and even longer since I was a DM, so I made sure to be prepared. As evidenced in one of my more popular posts…

  • GM tips from Geek and Sundry. I know a lot of people got into D&D lately because of their Critical Role series, so you might already know about this series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7atuZxmT9570U87GhK_20NcbxM43vkom
  • DM’s Guild. This is one of my favorite websites to find campaigns, setting help, random tables for anything from the weather to NPC names or random rumors you can plant and make a quest from, and a whole lot more: https://www.dmsguild.com/ 
  • Dungeon Master’s Block. This is a podcast that deals with a variety of issues that come up while trying to DM a game. They have one particular episode that every new DM should listen to, which is episode 44: DMing for Dummies. Not that you’re a dummy, it’s just a great overview of DMing! I listened to it very first when I found this podcast, and it was great. After having a listen to that episode, just skip around to topics that interest you. And make sure you take notes, there is a lot of helpful info in there but that won’t do you any good if you don’t remember it!  https://dungeonmasterblock.podbean.com/
  • How to Play Dungeons and Dragons 5e, from Don’t Stop Thinking. If you watch or listen to nothing else, watch this video series. Also send it to your players. He walks you through all the basics of combat, the RP, and there’s a few videos at the end where he guides you through character creation. It’s a really great little series, and it’s even animated! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJmFJXf3BXjwXkNFo_-iwtHb24AuJcXqx&app=desktop
  • Finally, the best place to learn is just from listening to and watching more experienced DM’s. I already mentioned Critical Role, but other real play shows/podcasts are fantastic. My personal favorite is the Sneak Attack! podcast. Another option is to find a local game store and see if they have a D&D night where you can observe and possibly ask the DM questions after or before the game. 

Good luck with your game, I hope this helps, and I wanna say again have fun! 

Strategy isn't Cheating

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Summary: You’re bored and get Castiel to play a video game with you.

Warnings: Trash level cheesy fluff. Consult your dentist after reading.

A/N: Based on a request from a shy anon about the reader teaching Cas how to play video games. I hope it’s to your liking, Nonnie. As always feedback is like crack to me, so don’t hold back; and feel free to shoot me an ask or DM if you’d like to be on my master tag list.

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It was a rare, quiet day in the world; no monsters or apocalypses to deal with. It was the perfect day to relax and pretend to be normal. Well, as normal of a day as a hunter with a crush on an angel could be.

“Caaaaaas!” You prayed out loud in a sing-song voice. “The world isn’t ending at the moment, but I’m having a crisis so I need you to come help me.”

A minute later you heard steady footsteps approaching your room. “Y/N, I am literally down the hall. I could hear your prayer and your physical voice. What’s the problem.”

“Oooh!” you giggled. “Was I in stereo or surround sound? Or was there an echo?”

He cocked his head and squinted at you trying to comprehend your questions. Before he could verbalized his confusion you playfully pushed on his shoulder. “I’m just messing with you, Cas.”

“Ah, yes; I see.” He smiled softly at the large grin plastered across your face. “What did you need my assistance for?”

“I’m bored and wanted some company.“You plopped down on the edge of your bed with a huff. "Lets play a game!”

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Castiel had played a few games in his long life, but none of them were like the one you proposed. “This is much more violent than I would expect a game to be.”

You always found his confusion toward, what you felt to be, normal human things quite endearing. “Yeah, well it is called Mortal Kombat; violence is kind of in the name.”

He sighed, still trying to process the game. “I also don’t understand the ‘mortal’ concept; this game appears to be full of supernatural beings.”

You laughed heartily at his observations. “Cas, don’t worry about the title. Just pick a character and I’ll take it easy on you for a few rounds so you can figure it out.”

He made his selection and only took a minute to figure out the general mechanics of the game. You, however, failed to mention the concept of combinations and special moves.

“How do you keep doing that?” Castiel asked, starting to get aggravated. “Mine doesn’t do anything like that.”

“Each character has their own set of special moves.” You said with a sly smile. “You just have to figure them out.”

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As time moved on, Castiel was becoming less and less amused with constantly losing the game. It was funny at first, but you didn’t want to rub it in for too long. “Alright Cas, we could both use a break for a bit. I don’t want you snapping the controller in half.”

He sighed. “I’m afraid you are much better at this game than I am.”

You smiled softly at his admission. “Hey, had that been real combat you would have had me pinned in a second; even without using your mojo. I think that’s more important than being good at a silly video game anyways.”

The smile had returned to his face as he thought about how you always seemed to go out of your way to make someone feel better. Sure, you had your moments where you’d get in a light hearted, verbal jab or prank; but ultimately you were very kind and he adored that about you.

You stood up and stretched. “I’m gonna go scrounge up the junk food that Dean hides in his room and we can watch a movie or something.”

You returned to your room with an armful of snacks and a piece of red licorice hanging from your mouth. “What’re we watching, Cas?”

He smiled almost wickedly at you. “I think I would like a rematch.”

You cocked your eyebrow at him. “Think you can take down the champ after the ass-whooping I just gave you?”

“I think I can.” He stated bluntly. “In fact, why don’t we, as Dean would say, make things interesting.”

That certainly piqued your interest. “You want to make a wager, Castiel? Obviously money doesn’t mean much to you; what could you possibly want to wager?”

“You have to whatever I ask for a day.” He smiled brightly, seeming overly confident in his suggestion. “Within reason, of course.”

“Ahh, I see.” You stated knowingly as you sat next to him. “Slave for a day. Dean loves that one.”

His expression dropped slightly. “I wouldn’t say slave, you can say no if you find any request too extreme.”

You smiled wickedly at him. “Alright. Deal. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have my own, personal, angelic errand boy.”

The soft smile remained on his face as he turned back toward the tv; controller in hand. “We’ll see about that.”

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“What the fuck? You’ve gotta be cheating!” You yelled in frustration.

When he won the first round you assumed it was luck. When he kept getting flawless fatalities, you got concerned. After winning the third and final round, he turned and smiled at you. “It appears I won the bet.”

“Yeah, yeah.” you grumbled. “It doesn’t really count when you’re a cheater. I don’t know how you did it, but you pulled some angel mojo or something.”

“I merely figured out a winning strategy and applied it accurately. The internet is quite the resource for finding the necessary sequence of moves to acquire a win.” His voice was flat and unaffected by your accusations. “As for our wager, would you like to start now or tomorrow morning?”

“Ugh!” You groaned as you flopped back on to the couch. “Might as well start now. What do you want me to do first, wash your truck for you?”

He chuckled and shifted closer to you. “No, nothing like that. I’d like you to join me for dinner tonight.”

Your eyes shot to his as you sat up. “What?! Cas you don’t even eat.”

“No, but you do.” He said softly and placed his hand gently on yours. “I’m also told that dinner activity for a date.”

“You… want to go on a date with me?” Your voice was a little shaky from nerves and the suddenness of his question.

Castiel misunderstood your nervousness as hesitation and discomfort. Pulling his hand away from yours, he tried to reassure you. “I said you had the option to say no if the request was too uncomfortable. You don’t have to go to dinner with me if your don’t wish to.”

“No!” you said a little too loudly as you noticed his sad expression. “I mean, yes. I was just thrown off by it, Cas. I never thought you’d be interested in me.

He frowned at you. "Why wouldn’t I be? You’re one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. You’re also quite beautiful.”

You blushed and looked away from his sparkling blue eyes; afraid you might die from over-swooning. “You’re very sweet, Cas. Thank you.”

He smiled warmly and dipped his head down so he could barely see your face. “So, is that a yes?”

The wide smile returned to your face as your eyes met his again. “Yes, Cas, I’d love to go to dinner with you.”

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Is this the Sequel? - Jensen Ackles x Reader

Title: Is this the Sequel?

Pairing: Jensen Ackles x Reader, Henry Cavill x Reader

Word Count: —

Warnings: Angst

Prompt: @earthquackles actually once messaged me this: how about… henry cavill x reader?? are you a fan? Or maybe Jensen jealous of reader and Henry? Probably because he is in love with her and doesn’t want to lose the chance to say he loves her. 

I wasn’t a fan back then because I had not seen any of his movies and didn’t know him much but now oh damn yes! So of course I came up with this now! Enjoy!

“I insist though, it was clear. Batman so totally had it. I mean first; he had pinned him he could just as well kill him like that and second; dudes it’s batman! Even without seeing the movie I was sure he’d win!” Jensen mumbled next to you and you shared a look with Jared before you both chuckled.

“Hey Jensen, easy. Your Dean is showing.” Jared said laughing as Jensen only rolled his eyes at his friend.

“That and- I don’t really think it was that obvious. Maybe Superman could have won if the situation was slightly different.” you said with a smirk, taking a bite of your food. You loved acting, and you loved goofing around on set with the boys but lunch break when you actually had the time to talk was the best of all.

“Of course you’d say that.” he huffed “Everything for your Henry.” he seemed a little too annoyed and you knew it wasn’t for you teasing him or even disagreeing. No that had happened a few times before and his reaction wasn’t like this. You knew that it was about the person in specific.

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Google's a Wonderful Thing (Jared Kleinman X Reader)

WARNINGS: SMUT!! Swearing!

For that one Anon that wanted Jared to go down on them.


In the end, it would always come down to Apocalypse of the Dammed. You and Jared would mull over what games to play for most of the night- and it would always end the same, with one of you turning around and throwing both of your favourite retro game at the other. It was a co-op and honestly you’d beaten it together 1,000 times. Currently at level 9, you found your mind start to wonder.

“Do you ever feel like we’re doomed to be losers forever?” You ask, not entirely intending it to come across as harsh as it does. He laughs anyway, “yes. Yes I do…” He punctuated his sentence with a combo. Sometimes you’d forget you were even part of the game and just find yourself watching him play. The look of pure concentration in his eyes with his tongue sticking out as his fingers worked.

You’d been dating him for a few weeks now and the furthest you’d gone was 2nd base. You’d never admit how sexually frustrated you were, but damn he was cute like this. Fuck you shouldn’t be turned on by someone playing video games, like that couldn’t be an actual thing.

You could feel yourself blushing as your stomach tightened and you lost yourself thinking about what you’d rather be doing. The idea of him kissing you; your collar bone; your chest and eventually moving down to…

“I wonder what it’s like to be eaten out.”

You watch his character on screen die instantly as he drops the controller. It clatters on the floor and you can feel him staring at you, “what?” He spluttered and you feel heat rise to your face- not fully thinking about the implications of saying it out loud, “I just… I don’t know, I was just thinking about it.” You sound a lot more sheepish the more you speak, “never mind.”

You feel his lips press into your neck and you jolt back; bright pink. His eyes graze up and down you and you bite your lip, “you know when I said that- it was question, not like… An instruction, right?” You’re trying desperately not to stutter and you watched confidence grow in his eyes. He would get like this now and then, dominant and irrefutably sexy, “don’t you want an answer?” You’re eyes go wide as he leans in, nibbling lightly on your lobe as you’re eyes flutter closed, “y-you know you’re ju-ohh, you’re just as innocent as me, right?” You gasp lightly as he pushes you down to the carpeted floor.

He unbuttons your jeans and pulls them down and the relief that you wore cute underwear today is overwhelming. You can’t look at him as you raise your chin and close your eyes. He pushes your legs up and traces kisses down your inner thigh, “I may have… Googled some stuff.” He whispers. He sucks lightly and nipped with his teeth, forcing a light gasp. As he moves closer to your pussy you find yourself yearning a little, he let his tongue flick across as you and you let out a loose murmur.

His lips move against you as his tongue drags up to your clit and he lightly sucks. You can feel him lick and move inside you, curling up; moving slowly from side to side and you start to convulse a little, “J… Jared, Jesus Christ you’re so… Good at this.” Your breath escapes you as his he drags his short nails up the back of your thighs. You can feel constant, strong pulsing and you stretch out your fingers into his hair. The wind is knocked completely out of you as static buzzes in your ears. You don’t notice how load your groaning has become until he stops, looking up from you, “you ok?” He sounds nervous and you almost let out an angry cry.

“Yes- yes just don’t stop.” You babble out. You don’t have to see him to know he’s smirking like an asshole, “ok, ok.” He chuckles, sucking lightly on you and bringing you slowly back to your peak. Your core tightens and your eyes squeeze closed. You’re getting light headed as his hands push your legs further apart. You’re gasping as your breathing shallows. Your back arches and your moans become ragged as you feel yourself start to cum.

“You’re so good, baby.” You whisper and he speeds up. It feels better than you imagined as you push your head into the floor and whined his name, putting your hands over your face incase he looked up and saw whatever expression you were pulling. It feels like every muscle is being stretched and white noise buries into your ears, rising over you in waves.

After what felt like years; but couldn’t have been more than a minute the feeling came to a gradual stop. Your legs relaxed and you breathe out as he slows to a halt. He lifts up your shirt and kisses your stomach and pulls himself up to hover over you, resting on one arm he pulls your hands away from your face and kisses your cheek, “you’re so pretty.” He whispers and you struggle to make eye connection with him, feeling flushed and hot. He kisses you lightly on the lips and you both gradually sit up with you still feeling flustered.

“I can’t believe how… How good you are at that.” Your words stumble as you hastily pull up your jeans. He wipes his mouth, “like I said: google’s a wonderful thing.”

anonymous asked:

Can I get UT, UF Sans + US, SF Papyrus reacting to a close friend texting them and asking if they've eaten dinner, the skelly hasn't eaten in a while and replies with something like "nah, i'm already too fat/i'm tryna lose the weight of my problems" and the friend never replies back. Five minutes later the door to their house bursts open and the friend is there with bags of food and aggressively yells "I SPRINTED THROUGH MULTIPLE BLOCKS AND YOU'RE GONNA F'KIN EAT, YA HEAR ME!?"

Okay so sorry for all the texting in this, but I can’t explain how much I love domestic texting between friends. This turned into small drabbles btw and sorry if they didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to, I got carried away. 

I also put a keep reading on this, I think I’m going to start doing that on the very long posts. Tell me if it doesn’t work on mobile and I’ll remove it or try and work around it.

UT!Sans: -When he gets the first message he just thinks you’re looking to invite him out for some grub, but he’s honestly not feeling like heading to Grillby’s right now. Still, he doesn’t see any reason to lie to you. So he sends a quick message back.

5:21 pm - nah, but my bones are big enough already. dont need extra weight on them.

He waits for a few minutes. Nothing happens. Did you just forget to reply back? It says that you read it… He figures that you probably just forgot though, or you headed out for dinner by yourself. He’s content with this reasoning as he turns back to the TV, sinking deep into the couch cushions. He gets two more minutes of TV watching before the front door is slammed open, and for a second he’s sure that Undyne is here, until you step into his line of vision. Your face is red and you’re trying to catch your breath. You also have a slight manic look on your face that is making him question if it’d be wise to ask why you’re here.

‘’Um… Y/N?’’ he says trying to make sense of your messy form.

You’re still panting as you set two delicious smelling bags on the coffee table in front of him. You bend over and put your hands on your knees, breathing almost normally now.

‘’What are you doing here?’’ he asks again.

You look up at him, takes a deep breath while you straighten yourself and then from nowhere you yell at him.

‘’I JUST SPRINTED THROUGH MULTIPLE BLOCKS AFTER GETTING THIS FOOD AND YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT OR SO HELP ME!’’ you yell angrily with a fierce look in your eyes.

Normally he’d say a joke, or argue just for the fun of it. But your eyes are showing genuine concern, and you did go out of your way to make sure he’d eat. So instead he moves over on the couch and pats the seat next to him.

‘’Jeez, kid. Talk about home delivery,’’ he laughs while looking away from you.

You make your way over to him and plop down on the couch with a sigh. Leaning back and stretching out your limbs you make a grabby gesture for the bags, which are still sitting on the table. He smiles wryly and gestures with his hand making the bags float towards you. You grab one of them with a contented smile and then rips it open, digging in on whatever is inside. Handing him the left over ketchup packets, which he stores in his pocket for later use. He does the same and you both turn to face the TV. When you’ve finished the meals, you both sit in a comfortable silence. Enjoying each other’s presence while watching one stupid show after the other.

He can’t help but feel like this is the kind of friendship he’s always wanted.

UF!Sans: - An annoying electronic chime woke him up from his sleep. He grunted and fumbled around in complete darkness until his hand felt something hard on his bed. Reaching out he grabbed ahold of his phone and tried to find the home screen button. He winced when the bright light blinded him, trying to cover his eye sockets. Swearing, he turned the brightness down and opened his new text message. Your contact named showed up as the phone loaded your recent conversation, you’d sent him a couple of texts while he’d been asleep and he read through them carefully.

6:34 pm - Yo Red, what’d you eat for dinner today?

6:44 pm - RED

6:46 pm - Red answer me I need to know

6:47 pm - Did you fall asleep again?

6:58 pm - Okay that’s it, I’m coming over and I’m bringing food. You better be up and ready or I am dragging your bony butt out of bed

Wait you were doing what? He looked at the time. 7:00 pm. Shit you’d be here soon. He threw himself off the bed, but his legs got tangled in the bed sheets and instead of standing up, he fell on the floor face first. Grunting he tried to get up, when he heard someone knock on the front door. Panicking he flailed around even more, managing to get the sheets stuck between his fibula and tibula. He stood up on one leg, and hopped around while trying to untangle himself from his prison of bedsheets and blankets. Just as he was standing there bent forward and hopping on one leg, the door opened. He looked up like a deer in headlights and saw you standing in his door opening. Flushed face, panting and desperately trying to hold back a grin.

‘’The fuck you lookin’ at,’’ he grunted as he once again fought to get free.

‘’Oh nothing-’’ you said, leaning against the doorframe -’’just enjoying the performance.’’

He muttered something that sounded like a quiet fuck you, and then finally got his leg free and stood up straight. Stretching, he managed to pop his back in a few places and he grunted in satisfaction. He walked past you and into his living room. Turning to look as you followed him out.

‘’Did ya bring food?’’ he asked.

‘’Yes,’’ you replied simply. ‘’And you are going to eat it’’

‘’I don’t need any more food, I’m heavy enough as it is.’’

You turned around and gave him a dangerously calm look.

‘’I just sprinted through a lot of blocks to get you this food,’’ you said walking closer to him. ‘’And you are going to eat every. last. fucking. bit. You hear me?’’ Your voice was low and almost threatening, and your eyes gleamed of determination.

He never thought that he’d call his small human friend scary, but that look you were giving him chilled him to the bones. And the smell of the food broke his will down, you bought him food for hells sake. He wasn’t about to turn that down.

‘’Fine,’’ he muttered and sat down on the couch.

You smiled and joined him, tossing him one of the bags while opening your own. You ate in silence, the only sounds coming from the TV playing in front of you both. It wasn’t until you had both finished your food and was sat quietly watching the show that a thought entered his head. He never gave you a key to his flat…

‘’How the hell did you get in here??’’

US!Papyrus: Papyrus sucks at looking after himself. And he never pays attention to when he should be sleeping or eating. Meaning that when he’s up playing video games in the middle of the night, it’s safe to presume that he has not been eating anything other than a few snacks for the past hours. This night was one of those nights.

He just never bothered to keep track of time.

He did know that it was late, though. Way too late for anyone to be texting him. Which is why he jumped when his phone went off next to him on the floor.

He glanced at it quickly but then looked back at the TV, doing his best not to die before the event had been completed. About five seconds from pulling through, someone shot him from behind and he fought the urge to yell in frustration as his characters sank down on the ground. He flopped backwards with a sigh and lifted his phone to read the message. Smiling slightly when he saw your name on the screen.

12:54 am - Heyyy you up?

Were you drunk or bored? Scientists can’t tell he thought and snorted at his own joke. He typed out a lazy text and waited a few seconds on your reply.

1:01 am - yea im up

1:02 am - Can’t sleep?

1:02 am - wasnt tryin, you?

1:03 am - Me neither, what’d you eat today?

1:04 am - I dont think i ate anything tbh, why

No reply. Did you fall asleep or just ditch him? He should probably go to bed then. But he can’t be bothered to get off the floor. And he’s not feeling tired enough to fall asleep where he is. Maybe he should just stay there for a while. Meditate or something.

His phone chimed again and he unlocked it as he lifted it to his face

1:09 am - Open your door

1:10 am - what ?

1:10 am - I am outside your house, open the front door or I’m climbing through your window

There was no way you were outside his house. And he didn’t feel like getting up and walking into the prank willingly

1:11 am - i call bluff on this

He waited for your comeback, where you’d desperately try and get him to go out and check the front of his house. But he wasn’t going to do that. He wasn’t about to let you own him like that, he’s not stupid.

A knock on the window made him jump and scramble to his feet. You sat on the roof under his window in a crouch. When you saw that you had grabbed his attention you started frantically gesturing for the lock. He stared at you for a while, to your obvious irritation, until he walked forwards and opened the window. You jumped in and opened your backpack on the floor, pulling out two bags of take out food. You checked the content of them both, and then handed him one while you started eating from yours. He took it from you but continued staring at you.

‘’Are you going to open it?’’ you asked with your mouth full of food.

‘’It’s the middle of the night,’’ he said. ‘’What are you doing here?’’

‘’I wanted take out food. And I wanted to eat it with you. And since you’re so stupid that you can’t even get your own food, I decided to bring it to you,’’ you said simply, still munching away on your food.

He sat down in front of you, but still didn’t touch his bag. You looked up at him, and this time you looked even more irritated then before.

‘’Listen dude, I worked hard for that food, so you better fucking eat it,’’ you said in an angry voice.

‘’Listen dude,’’ he said mimicking your voice. ‘’I’m trying to loose the weight of my problems here.’’ He tried giving you the food back.

Your eyes widened a little, and your face softened. You leaned forward and pushed the bag back into his hands.

‘’Please eat, Papy,’’ you said in a much softer voice, your eyes almost pleading.

Deciding to give up he sat beside you and picked at the contents of his bag. For take out food, it looked surprisingly non greasy. Still good though. He picked it up and started eating, while reaching for his TV remote to put on some night tv. You ate in silence for a while, until you stood up and flopped down on his bed. He did the same and crawled over you so he was laying facing the wall. Saying your goodnights, you slowly drifted off to sleep.

He woke up the next day to an empty bed and an open window.

SF!Papyrus: When Rus gets in a low mood, taking care of himself doesn’t seem all that important. He’s not lazy, really. More apathetic. Doing chores and errands for his brother and superior keeps his mind busy and his hands occupied, letting him get through the day a little easier. But when he’s alone at night, everything becomes a little harder. And self care turns into a chore he’s not motivated enough to do.

He’d rather just wrap himself in a blanket and quietly suffer in silence, waiting it out. Hoping to feel a little better soon.

Alone…

He’s drifted off to sleep without even noticing, dreamless and exhausted despite it not even being 5 pm yet. When he slowly drifts back to conscousness he feels like he could sleep for a week more. But something woke him up, and he should probably see what that was.

His phone lights up with a soft ding. Showing two text notification and several others from social media. Grunting softly, he flipped over and reached out for it. Fumbling before his fingers got a good grip. He brought the phone closer to him, trying to unlock it while rubbing the sleep off his face. He got the passcode wrong three times before he managed to steady his hand enough to tap it in. Insisting on doing it with his thumb instead of holding the thing with both hands.

Your name shows up on the screen, along with the many emojis you’d used when you added yourself as a contact on his phone. He feels like smiling at the thought, but he’s too tired to move his face. So he starts reading the messages you sent him instead.

5:07 pm - Hey Papyrus

5:07 pm - What’d you have for dinner today?

He wants to type out some made up bullshit and go back to sleep. But you don’t deserve lies when you’re showing concern. This thought actually makes him smile, you’re so sweet.

5:10 pm - Haven’t eaten yet

Good, that wasn’t a lie. But he still wouldn’t worry you enough for you to take action. Meaning he could go back to sleep again.

5:10 pm - Papyrus you have to eat!!!!

Or not…

5:11 pm - I’m on a diet, it’s called ‘’how to loose the weight of your problems by not eating’’

That probably wasn’t the smartest thing to send you he thought. Shit he didn’t want to worry you before, why would he send you that. Like this wasn’t going to make you worry. God that was so stupid.

His phone made another sound, you’d sent him another message.

5:13 pm - Ok that’s it

Wait what

5:13 pm - what

What the hell were you doing? He flopped down onto the bed and put a hand over his eye sockets. Whatever it was he’d started now, he wasn’t feeling up for it. He honestly just wanted to go back to sleep. But instead he waited for your message, where you would explain what was going on. It never came. And eventually he felt his eyes slowly start creeping together. And his hand slid away from his face, coming to a rest on his pillow as he turned his body sideway. A minute later and he was sound asleep, snoring softly while curled around himself.

A sound woke him up, much louder than the first time. He sat up as he heard footsteps approaching. Expecting it to be his brother, he started to frantically straighten his clothing, intending to appear as if he hadn’t been asleep for the last god knows how long.

The footsteps were even closer now.

Suddenly his door flew open, slamming into his wall and most likely leaving a mark in the drywall. You stormed in, closed the door just as hard as you’d pushed it open, and then stormed over to him.

‘’I-’’ you started while still marching towards him-’’just ran like a hundred blocks to get you this food, so you are going to eat every last bit!’’ Your voice was loud and you sounded close to angry.

He blinked at you for a few seconds. ‘’I didn’t need food,’’ he said finally. His quiet voice a contrast to your own.

‘’I don’t care,’’ you answered. ‘’Knowing you, you probably haven’t eaten all day. And even if you have, you’re still eating dinner. Now move over and make some room for me’’

You hopped up in his bed before he got a chance to follow orders. And then you threw one of the bags in his direction, before you opened your own. He caught his bag midair and held it in his hands for a few moments. Then he resigned. Leaning over he grabbed his laptop and set it up on his nightstand, putting on his recently watched show on netflix. He figured that he’d have to right to choose the entertainment after you practically broke into his apartment. Besides, he knew that you had seen the show already.

You both ate in a comfortable silence, caught up in the show. Every now and then, he would glance back at you. Study you. He knew humans could be loyal, a trait that had mostly been lost by monsters. And he didn’t doubt that your concerns were genuine. But in his quiet curiosity one question always came back to him.

Why did you care so much?

The OTBS Guys as Dads...

Minato:

  • “I’m the world’s greatest Dad, aren’t I?” – expect this at least once every minute
  • Feels so rejected when the baby only stops crying for you

  • “Oh, I see how it is” and then he’s moody all night
  • Cried when baby was born but said he wasn’t crying and keeps repeating that he wasn’t crying

  • He was definitely crying
  • Buys the baby about a billion t-shirts saying things like ‘Daddy is the best’

  • Magically disappears whenever the baby’s nappy needs changing

Shusei:

  • Sometimes just looks at the baby in wonder and says “how can something so perfect exist?”
  • Offers to do whatever he can to help – he wants you to rest, after all

  • Can be found playing video games with the baby sprawled out on his lap like a puppy
  • Cute

  • Shows everyone photos of the baby and acts like such a proud Dad at every small milestone
  • When the baby wakes up crying at night, he gets out of bed before you to go soothe them, kissing your cheek and telling you to go back to sleep – he’s got this

  • Like, an amazing dad

Kaoru:

  • Will just sit there silently looking at the baby, and the baby looks back at him the same way – they could probably do this for hours if you left them to it
  • Master Nappy Changer

  • He should win an award
  • Reads stories at bedtime in a surprisingly animated voice, with different voices for the characters – the baby loves it

  • “Let me take them” whenever he knows you’re tired
  • Silently pats the baby’s head in way of greeting

  • Tama is hella jealous
  • He’ll pat her head, too just to keep her happy

Chiaki:

  • Still can’t believe he’s a dad – you keep catching him just staring at the baby in awe
  • Reads a lot of parenting books and keeps coming out with random facts like he’s some sort of expert now

  • The baby likes to be sick on his shoulder
  • It’s hilarious

  • He doesn’t think that it’s hilarious
  • Probably wanted to call the baby ‘Kaoru’

  • No.
  • Can be found fast asleep on the sofa with the baby tightly in his arms, also asleep

  • The baby likes to tease him by poking his face, because it somehow makes him sneeze, which is of course very entertaining

Akiyoshi:

  • Full on cried when the baby was born – so adorable
  • Always protectively holding the baby

  • Tells the baby various different stories and talks to them as though they can understand a word he’s saying
  • Offers to do the cooking and the cleaning AND look after the baby while you get some rest

  • “That’s an order” he says when you go to protest
  • The baby will go out of their way to make Daddy smile whenever he looks really serious, prodding his face and saying nonsense sounds that actually mean ‘Cheer up Daddy!’

  • Will give you a massage every time you wince at a pain in your back
  • Makes the guys wash their hands before even touching the baby, and growls at them when they dare defy him

  • OMG the baby keeps growling!

 

Tsumugu:

  • Is convinced that the baby actually laughed at one of his puns once
  • It was wind…

  • When he feeds the baby, it’s like a game –
  • “Here comes the aeroplane!”
  • Regularly walks into doors and falls over on purpose just to make the baby laugh

  • Treasures this child and does not understand how something so perfect could exist
  • Wouldn’t take the naming process seriously at all – he had a few jokes he’d been meaning to use here

  • Keeps eating the baby’s strawberry yoghurts
  • Takes about a billion photos of the baby every day…

  • And of you when you tell him to stop
  • Kisses you gently every night and says “you actually make a fine mother”
Something I wanted to get off my Chest.

This is something I really want to get off my chest and I don’t know how else to start since I usually am not very good with introductions in general but I think I’ll start with how I felt over the years and the events that transpired yesterday and a few days ago.

Over the 26 years of my life, I’ve always been the usual kid you see in the block but I think I’m just like any kid who really loves entertainment just as much as everyone else does. Over the course, I grew up loving sci fi and many various stories that really invigorated me to go on adventures together and meet new people. Like I was your stereotypical kid who loved Star Wars, Star Fox, Super Mario Bros and of course anything that was made by Nintendo.

However I really wanted to join within the communities that had a similiar interest as me. Just like any other kid who wanted to be a part of the community for anything. I’ve tried sticking with them but more and more as I grew older I found so much negativity within them. Instead of expressing how much I love this genre, games or make fan made content, all I ever got was hate, troll responses or just plain negative downvotes. Many of which of course made me really sad and felt like I will never contribute anything to any fan community. So i felt isolated.

Soon afterwards, I just went in the dark, rather than talk or discuss with anyone online, I just sat there just playing games all day, do the usual homework from school but at the same time, I felt kind of isolated. Even if I joined any school clubs I usually stick to it for one day and kind of leave. So even though I was glad I didn’t have to deal with the amount of negativity, it also made me sad and lonely and I felt very isolated from many people who already have connections.

When I first saw Xenoblade X back in 2013, I thought ooh cool, mechs and regular on ground ARPG combat. Can’t wait to try it. Little did I know this would change my life around.

When I finished beating the game for the first time, I loved it so much. The story, characters, the world of mira, the cutscenes and the amount of fun sidequests that were available. I didn’t expect to fall in love with it so much. At first I thought man I should see what others think of it. Of course, to my big surprise it was a very mixed reaction from most people I noticed and it had tons of excessive bashing that I felt was unnecessary or it’s one of those it doesn’t cater to my specific niche case scene. It honestly made me feel sad and I thought I would never join back. However there was something I did that I never thought I would do to get people to notice me.

During my playthroughs, I did a lot of video recordings of moments that I loved from the game. I created a bunch of gifs, webm videos, commission artists for drawing Xenoblade X fan arts of my favourite characters and people started to notice this pink shirt meme mim that seems to circulate around. Although I had the usual it’s that guy again, some of them took notice to me and I felt I wanted to meet these people. We quickly became friends and soon I started posting these to tumblr and I feel as cool as the game is, there aren’t enough fan contents cause it’s a niche series. I asked various sources and helps from my friends and I went on to compile stuff like the Party Member banters, making hacks, screenshots, emote gifs of characters that don’t normally have emotes, cross interactions etc.

It of course felt great and I felt very satisfied with the amount of things I’ve contributed but at the same time, it still kind of felt lonely especially when I had to find work and I can’t stick with doing these things all day. It wasn’t until around Feb 17th 2017 when my birthday happened. So many art gifts kept pouring into my feed and I just could not believe it. I just have no words to express how happy I was. I was literally shedding tears at work while doing whatever task or projects my boss wanted me to do but of course I finished them all really early and he let me off early. Something that burst in me, I started crying. 

I just don’t know. It was such a wonderful feeling like I’ve accomplished something in my life. It felt like I helped bring a community together and as someone who loves art in general, it just blew my mind. All my friends that I got to know through discord, tumblr, twitter and now even the people from the Japanese Xenoblade X community. It was soooo overwhelming and I can’t thank everyone enough!!! You guys are amazing!! I’m just an ordinary programmer just trying to make a living and I think all you guys together are one amazing people and the Xenoblade X community is such a wonderful community. And of course your love has also motivated to get back into drawing. Something I never thought I would attempt to do again after 15 or so years of not doing because I felt I would never improve but now I’ve been thinking positively about it.

So I would like to say once again thank you to the Xenoblade X community and for giving me back so much over the years. I really hope you’ve guys enjoyed the content that I’ve created and the amount of hours I’ve put into it to make them possible.  I don’t want to name specifics as I feel that would be very bias but for those that I’ve DMed with on my personal time you know who you guys are.  But I would love excessively say thank you to those and the community. You guys are the ones that motivated me to do all these things and I really mean it. So thank you! You guys as a whole are the most wonderful people I’ve ever known and I want to continue to supporting all of you as much as I can. I just…..

Thank you!!!

Pretty Singer

Request from @reader-chan13
Okay I came up with one! Jumin, Zen and Seven with singer s/o, like before they saw her face she sent them an audio of her singing and it just hits them (ocean eyes by Billie Eilish) with a wave of perfection and when they actually see her, the perfection wave hits them like tsunami


Zen

-Did you like it? zen says it with a very enthusiastic voice.

You didn´t know  why he asked if his voice sounded good,you had heard his voice before and It is beautiful  but he wanted to hear it from you.

-It´s lovely … like you,Zenny!

You don´t see it but you made him blush.He knew he was a good singer but when you said and that he felt as if he won the biggest reward of his life.

-Really?  Thank you!

-Really,I love your voice.

-I love your voice too.I wonder how you sing?

-me?

-Yes,I think it will be as cute as you.

-Ohh no…well I don´t know …you really want to hear it ?

-Of course 

He had a plan.If you were a bad singer he will try to give you sing lessons (if you wanted) or what ever charming plan came from his mind.If you were a good singer he will drown you in complements but as he started to hear your voice MIND BLOWN you weren´t a “good singer”  ,you you were mesmerizing,delightful,your voice felt like he was a men that only had seen shadows and all his reality was shadows form a light that came through a hole of the wall of a cave that he always lived in.He saw how animals and people passed and there figure was reflected on the wall but one day that wall broke in pieces in front of his eyes and saw all his reality change and now all changed for ever,nothing will be the same after this…

-Zen?

-Yes…

-Did you liked? 

-…

-Don´t worry you don´t have to respond .Can we change the subject?

-…

-Sorry,I will go.Call you later.

You hang up with your self-esteem in the ground and when you felt your tears on your cheeks you heard the ringtone of your phone and the name of a man that you felt an explosion each time you heard or saw anything related to him.

ZEN IS CALLING 

Jumin

  • “Jumin?” you said surprised of Jumin called so late.
  • “Did I woke you up?” Jumin responds with that deep voice that he has.
  • “Maybe but why did you call me Jumin?”
  • “Well,I wanted to hear your voice…tell me whatever you want…”
  • You really didn´t do that much on your day so you proposed to him “do you want to hear me sing?”
  • and he respond with a “That will be a lovely” he waited while you were preparing yourself
  • You were signing about like for just 1 minute and he stopped you “Mc…you are a stunning singer.You make me feel like I had never felt before.I really want to hear you every second,can you record it…wait I think I know someone that has a record label he will help…”
  • You interrupt him saying “Thank you,but…”
  • “Sorry that was impulsive of me,if you feel…I feel…”
  • Then everything went silent 
  • “Jumin,are you there?”
  • “Mc,I will call you later.I have to do something.Good night.”
  • You were surprised by his reaction but you knew that he wasn´t the best on expressing his feelings,so you let it go and try to not think to into it.
  • But was a mess,he undid his tie  and some buttons of his shirt.
  • The limo stopped “Sir,do you feel good?”
  • “I don´t know”Jumin was hit with so many emotions that he did know WHAT THE HECK has going on.”just drive”
  • Jumin just  suspire.

Seven

How?” seven was so confused when he saw that someone had entered to the RFA chat.”Oh..oh…mc,how are you?” with his fast and flexible finger (ok this is not a NSFW) and did a background check of you.”mc…bla,bla,bla…singing project?” as he played your song (it was not a video) he was texting.When you started singing he stopped his multitasking and just admired your voice.

He felt like he was drowning in your voice like a he was in the bottom of the ocean It was dark but it wasn´t cold or hot  it was the perfect temperature,he didn´t feel the pressure of being in the bottom of the ocean no,no.no it felt like he was hugged by the water and…all those thoughts stopped when he felt a vibration on his hand and then saw all the messages of everyone on RFA telling him to respond to there messages.”she is clean” seven texts that on the chat.

The first time he called you he said “…You must be collected at a time like this.Now,If you´ve taken a deep breath,please go ahead and sing for me~”.You were confused but you played his little game and you sing.When you finished the song he said “lovely,you have a beautiful voice”


I hope you liked.I don´t know if you noticed but I wrote in differently in each character and I would like if you guys can give me some feedback and tell me what you guys like.

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headcanon time! (or semi-analysis, whichever fits)

my first time doing any hc post. the saddest thing about BSD is that i think there won’t be much of a revelation, but i will be very glad to be proven wrong. this is the duo that thrives on fan speculations and honestly there are plenty to be said about them. 

bear in mind, this hc concerns the relationship of Dazai Osamu and Nakahara Chuuya. these are the ones that i hold to be my personal canon until proven otherwise. spoiler warning for those who have not watched the first episodes of season 2 and it’s pretty darn lengthy, you have been warned. 

(also i’m doing this with little to no capitals because i can)

  • chuuya was likely raised to be one of kouyou’s apprentices and he would have been popular as a male courtesan if he never developed an ability (would have worked as a spy in the brothel too)
  • if he was adopted by kouyou after he developed an ability, kouyou would have brought up about the mafia at some point and it led chuuya to dream about being a member since his childhood 
  • it’s very likely that if chuuya always wanted to become a mafia member, it meant that he discovered his ability very early on and being a member meant that he could do something useful with his gravity manipulation
  • dazai and chuuya were childhood friends or some sort of friendly rivals. chuuya might even be the only friend dazai ever had tbh (excluding Q, which dazai never liked to begin with) 
  • dazai was hinted to have been raised as mori’s heir. mori taught him war tactics and logical thinking to an exhausting degree. mori was also hinted to be very controlling of dazai. it would explain why dazai hated being watched and made dazai very cautious about his actions because mori is always watching
  • chuuya is the kind of person who held people too close and trusted others too easily. this is why he’s very concerned about being useful to the mafia - probably because he really is kind-hearted deep down (proven when he decided to help a granny with her luggage even when he had second thoughts) and this broke his tough-mafioso-illusion he was trying to keep. 
  • …the hc above might have smth to do with why chuuya’s attached to his fedora - often a cliche for mafia members to have fedoras and he wanted to be seen more like a mafioso
  • here’s a fun hc: chuuya sleeps in after missions a lot. dazai called him a slug because he sleeps like a log after using corruption. chuuya called dazai a mackerel bc he keeps this constantly smiling facade even when chuuya knew dazai didn’t mean it
  • here’s another fun hc: chuuya gets solo missions. often undercover ones. the ones where he had to wear dresses and high heels. hey, he has to apply kouyou’s training somehow. he’s likely pissed that he keeps getting that job, has a habit to down a bottle of wine before drunk-calling dazai and dazai teases him for it (why else would dazai still keep chuuya’s number?)
  • when they have ‘double black’ missions, dazai tries another suicide technique and chuuya has to patch him back up. also hc, dazai’s first method was to drown in a bathtub like some baptism after his first kill
  • …okay, i’m kind of biased on this one. chuuya might have dreamt about being a mafioso for so long that he had no idea how to handle the horror of his own first kill. imagine the scene from casino royale happened with dazai walking into their room to spot a shattered wine glass and opening the bathroom to find chuuya desperately washing the blood off his hands. seriously, just watch the video, and that would explain why chuuya wears gloves all the time
  • dazai got him the choker as a joke. remember, he’s not very good with dogs, and that’s likely his way of saying ‘you act like a sheepdog’. it’s also likely that chuuya got him the turquoise bolo tie. if there’s anyone who looks like he’s in need of color other than black, it was mafia!dazai
  • alright, now for the gritty ones. dazai’s a cryptic and very secretive person. that’s no surprise, but he lets a little bit of his guard down when chuuya’s around. that happens when you hang out with people often and chuuya is no exception, especially when chuuya’s not a bad company when you don’t push the wrong buttons
  • chuuya called akutagawa out on behaving like dazai because he ‘can’t be honest with himself’. this meant chuuya’s a very honest person, whereas dazai is fully aware on how he should act around people. with chuuya lowering his defenses, he’s unconsciously creating an opening for mori to further control him. 
  • dazai likely keeps up a front like dating women and purposefully hating chuuya to not let anyone know that he was actually fond of his partner, enough that dazai actually tries to be the best partner for chuuya (why else would you be familiar with your partner’s breathing pattern?)
  • if there was one reason why two should hate each other and bicker back and forth, it’s likely because chuuya can’t stand dazai not being honest with himself. this was done in many ways, like dazai pushing him away, dazai calling him names, etc. 
  • dazai has his reasons to keep chuuya away but he wouldn’t tell him. chuuya’s too honest and trusting and he’s loyal to the mafia which meant chuuya won’t be able to keep secrets and/or he wouldn’t understand. the best option for dazai is to keep quiet about the whole thing
  • this is where odasaku comes in. dazai especially befriended odasaku not only because the man never kills on the job, but he’s a low-ranking member, he has an unassuming air, he doesn’t ask personal questions, and he’s the perfect person for dazai to freely talk to (this happens when everywhere you go, you’re always a variation of ‘mafia prodigy’)
  • the first four episodes of season 2 speaks for itself. odasaku’s death triggered dazai’s betrayal, but it didn’t happen immediately. it’s possible that dazai blew up chuuya’s car because he knew chuuya would run after him. when the news of his betrayal reached chuuya, he made sure chuuya wouldn’t be able to stop him
  • dazai was estranged for four years. if anyone here has watched ‘the godfather part one’, michael corleone shot two men and was estranged for a year in sicily. this is for the sole purpose of clearing his name. unlike michael who ran away from those who was after his mafia father’s head, dazai ran away from the mafia itself. there was really nowhere else dazai could turn to but the agency who will accept people with abilities and even then it took a while to get dazai to work as a detective
  • …which dazai later served and was likely guaranteed protection from the mafia (i mean, come on, if the agency was really that cross with the mafia, they could serve dazai on a silver platter to keep their peace)
  • back to dazai’s relationship with chuuya, he kept his distance because dazai didn’t want to leave any openings for mori. he was already offered a position back in the mafia and mori’s a very logical man. if he so much as show that he still cares for chuuya, dazai would be giving him an upper hand
  • (if you have doubts about the hc above, dazai left chuuya sleeping in the forest. it could have been out of spite, but a more logical way of thinking is that dazai didn’t want to be seen at the extraction point) 
  • despite everything that he’s done to keep chuuya away, dazai still made a special reunion for him. it should be noted that this action is unnecessary and dazai is very cautious with his actions. dazai knew where to look for his info, but still let himself got captured and was fully prepared to get away at any time. he wasted an entire day in a dungeon just to see his old partner
  • there are so many to be concluded between those two, from their upbringing to their motives, but if there’s a conclusion that’s worth arguing about in this, tl;dr, dazai looked out for the people he came in contact with and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them at bay, even if he has to do it to his own partner. 

i have tried to make this hc as objective as possible. they share a unique and tragic bond with one another that does not have to be seen with shipping goggles or whatever they’re calling it these days. they are what they are, a very intense ‘i care for your well being’ team. 

they’re the most interesting characters in this series imo and their relationship (platonic or non-platonic) requires a lot of brainpower to analyze. the creators of BSD left a lot for interpretations for these two, and to be fair, it was quite the brain puzzle game to try and figure out.

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@schemingminor

Thank you for asking this! I’m sorry it’s been a few days since you asked. It’s been crazy with the finale and I’m just now becoming coherent enough to write anything of worth. I’ve actually been pondering on this the last couple of weeks. Especially as it was looking more and more like we weren’t going to get a resolution to these relationship troubles anytime soon.  

I do, in fact, think that the astounding duo of Edward and Oswald isn’t going to go away after this. Nygmobblepot will forever be a part of the Batman universe from now on. Something to keep in mind, DC approves every story line that we see on Gotham. The people in charge at DC are very much aware of what’s been happening on the show and the reaction to it. Interviewers were asking about the introduction of these two before they ever met on screen. And once they did, the chemistry between them was electric. Robin and Cory kicked open a door that can’t be closed. It’s like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube. It’s not going to happen.

I don’t know how soon the effect will be felt throughout the mythos though. It will probably start small. Maybe a throw away line that mentions them. Something like, “Hey Pengy, haven’t seen Nygma around lately. Did you forget your anniversary again?” I think it is much more likely that any focus on either character would simply have their relationship as “established background” info, if anything at all.  

I’m not sure what project Josh Gad will be heading as the Penguin but whatever they have planned is already in the works. So I’m not sure they have plans to highlight Penguin’s love life. But I can guarantee that the issue of Nygmobblepot and Penguin’s sexuality will be asked! There is no doubt about that. The creators of whatever secretive project this is will have to have answers about how they plan to portray Oswald and whether or not his relationship with Edward will factor into it. If these questions are asked early enough it may even have an impact.

Aside from future seasons of Gotham, I think the comics and video games are where their relationship might develop further first, before we see anything of the live-action movie variety. Plus, heroes are the ones that usually headline movies. While villains do steal the show, they are not the ones that usually get romantic subplots full of angst and depth. So if anyone is hoping to see Nygmobblepot on the big screen it might be a very long time. I would wager that we are far more likely to see the characters interact in a romantic way in something similar to The Lego Batman Movie or a stand alone comic series, than in a big DCEU project.  

I know there is a ton of angst over how the Nygmobblepot story broke, but DC deserves heaps of praise for decided to move this story forward within the text instead of keeping it subtext, which they could have easily done. When the story first broke it reverberated. It was noticed. Whatever happens going forward, this iteration of them will forever be canon. Case in point is each of the character’s respective wikipedia pages now reference not only each other, but their relationship. Both entries were obviously written by the same person, but the facts still stand.

The series traces his evolution into a master criminal, as well as his complicated, love-hate relationship with fellow criminal Oswald Cobblepot. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddler#Television

The series traces his rise to power and his journey to become the Penguin, as well as his complicated, love-hate relationship with fellow criminal Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_(comics)#Television

There is something inherently iconic about these two that is undeniable. It’s like peanut butter & jelly. Now that we know they go so well together, there is no going back. Whether it be their harmonious color scheme or the fact their personalities can compliment each other so well. Even their names just sound good together! I’m not a linguist so I can’t break it down but my tiny bit of googling reveals assonance to be one factor. There is also an explanation as for why “Edward & Oswald” sounds better than “Oswald & Edward”. E before O.

Add to that, Gotham continues to build on the idea that they are an essential part of each other’s origins. Depending on how Gotham proceeds, it could permanently cement them as the formidable duo we know they could truly be. They were basically a goldmine waiting to be tapped. Gotham just did it first. I have no doubt we will see a lot of them together in other forms of media in the coming years.

In the meantime, Gotham is serving up some of the best ‘break my shipper heart’ angst and pain that I have seen in a long time. I am floored by what went down this season and can’t wait to see how their relationship continues to evolve. Because no matter what, they will always be in each other’s orbit. Going forward, due to its long form storytelling, Gotham will be where we’ll see the most in depth portrayal of their complex relationship. I’m so ready!