i didn't like how dark they were

Okay so. Let me talk about the Skulduggery Pleasant saga. It’s fucking amazing and you should read it. That’s all you need to know about it, because if you wanna know something else you SHOULD READ IT EVERYONE SHOULD COME ON GO GO GO LEAVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND START READING THEM ALL

This is Darquesse. If you wanna know who she is, GO READ THE BOOKS. They’re by an amazing writer called Derek Landy, this is his twitter. Go follow him.

ANYWAY, I’ll probably draw more characters from the Skulduggery Pleasant books because I love them so fucking much and I have so many unshared feels. I can’t wait to read the 10th book hnnnnnnnnnng cries in Spanish bc it will take ages for the book to be translated but stops crying bc I’ll get it in English and then it’ll take me years to finish it

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@thelostmoongazer I may not have access to a computer right now but you inspired me and so I tried traditional for the first time since 2013. My name on another site is Starbits and I follow people who have posted art of their objecthead ocs I am amazed I didn’t think of this sooner.

I was just about to post and then I remembered your friend had a sun head persona and it was like “I gotta.”

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June 17, 2017

AH i had my chem m/c final yesterday which was freaking STRESSFUL since I accidentally slept in and was almost late to it!! Thank god i didn’t miss it though!! The block after that i had my physics unit test and I forgot to study for it since Ive been studying for chem this whole week ugh I’m so stressed but I hope everything works out!

anonymous asked:

It's so funny how we use to get all excited when there were hints at Dark or Anti. *gasp* "WAS THAT A GLITCH!! I'm so excited and 'scared!' Woooo theories!" It's funny how it's changed from that, to sobbing when we think about Dark. It used to be an exciting kinda 'scary' thing but now it's so sad once you think about how it all started. He didn't deserve that.

i find it funny that the whole wkm thing we were expecting it to be spooky and full of mystery and like omg mark died who’s the killer??? sort of thing, but no way we’re met with so much heartbreak in the end. (also tons of love for the jims but still lol)

i love the take that mark and his team took on these characters, that yes they’re evil and not to be trusted, but we see why they act the way that they do and this series shows just where they came from. and that’s why i love origins, so we get a better sense of understanding about these characters. 

and what’s even cooler is that mark didn’t have to do this, he could have dropped these characters at any time, but he didn’t. he decided to write more about them, create more lore, give them tragic backstories, develop them in how he wants them. and we freaking love it and love him for it.

but i definitely agree, both dark and wilford deserve better. 💜

atinygaykira  asked:

I feel like E spends a lot of late nights reading. Cause they lived on the Isle so I assume they didn't really have access to so many different books that are completely intact. Make this request if you want, but I like the idea of E going late into the night reading and M waking up and realizing that E is still awake. Thus leading to a whole emotional convo with E expressing that she loves reading because of these different worlds and it makes her think about how her life has changed Mevie obvi

Dark circles under Evie’s eyes were cause for blaring alarm in Mal’s head. She covered them perfectly, of course, but first thing in the morning they were right there, setting off Mal’s mental warning sirens. She said nothing the very first day she noticed them, or the second, or the third, but when a week passed, and Mal caught her best friend stumbling into the desk one morning with heavy, half-closed eyes, she had to speak up.

“Evie, what’s going on??” she demanded, dropping the shirt she picked out on her bed to go over to her.

“…Hm? What?” Evie rubbed her eyes.

“You haven’t been sleeping at night,” Mal flatly said, looking seriously into Evie’s cloudy gaze. “What is it? Are you having nightmares?”

“Mal, no,” Evie laughed her off and moved past her to the dresser, to decide on an outfit of her own before she went into the bathroom to start on her makeup. “I’m okay.”

Mal kept pushing it, far too familiar with sleepless nights and hating the thought of Evie suffering through them alone more than she cared to admit. But Evie insisted, she was absolutely fine. It went on that way for a few days more, Mal tentatively debating on whether or not she wanted to hang Evie upside down from the second floor banister until she talked, determined to help her friend with her slightly skewed morals yet ultimately good intentions.

But Mal blinked her eyes open one night, or technically, one very early morning, and the glow of lamplight from across the room stung her eyes. With a groan she rolled over to bury her face in her pillow until she decided she was awake and conscious enough to deal with this. Another groan followed when she finally sat up, body feeling like it was tied down with weights.

“…E?”

She was still blinking in the light, but that was definitely Evie propped up in bed at—Mal glanced at her alarm clock—4:59 in the morning.

At the sound of Mal’s groggy voice Evie jumped a bit, not realizing she had woken up. She slipped a bookmark in between the pages of the book she was holding, which is what first brought Mal’s attention to it.

“…What are you doing?” Mal frowned, throwing the covers off.

She got out of bed and shuffled across the room just as Evie shut the book closed, and Mal’s blurry vision cleared to have a look at it. It was a plain, sky blue hardcover with a blank front, but “The Snow Queen” debossed on the spine. Mal was awake enough now to put it together.

“You’ve been up late reading all this time?”

Evie didn’t know why there was such a hint of astonishment lying within Mal’s tone.

“Well, yeah,” Evie laughed a bit.

Mal climbed up beside Evie on her bed.

“E, it’s five in the morning. We have class in hours. Why would you stay awake this late just to read? You’ve got dark circles under your eyes that would make your mother toss and turn in her sleep and this morning you confused Dude for a shag pillow, you have to actually go to bed at night.”

“M, I can’t help it,” Evie smiled in spite of a yawn.

Mal just looked worriedly at her, her expression taking on that endearing bunched up pout of hers. Evie saw the look, and responded with a thoughtful one, trying to figure out how to explain.

“…Mal, we grew up on The Isle. And me? I grew up locked inside a castle. For ten years all I ever saw were stone walls, and when I was finally out, all I saw after that was a crumbling, grungy island stuck behind a barrier. I’ve been trapped all my life, you know? Even more so than you, or Carlos, or Jay.”

Mal frowned, knowing that her own mother was responsible for that dark cloud in Evie’s life.

“When I read…I’m not here anymore. I’m in far-off places with daring swordfights and magic spells. I don’t remember the castle, or the island, I’m too busy getting lost in a whole other world, a better world. And we didn’t have books on The Isle, not the way they do here in Auradon. Books you can read through to the end without pages missing or torn, without the whole thing falling apart in your hands after coming from being soaked in seawater. I’ve been reading so much lately because it helps me forget, Mal.”

“…Forget?” Mal prodded.

“Who I…what I came from.”

Evie ran her thumb back and forth across the book’s cover, avoiding Mal’s eyes just then.

“I never thought about how…I mean, I knew you…” Mal struggled to find words that made sense.

“It’s okay,” Evie assured her.  "It just helps, that’s all.  I guess I stay up so late because I get so amazingly lost.“

“Better in there than it is out here, huh?”

“I didn’t mean it like that.”

Mal looked thoughtful, if not a little saddened. This was essentially what she’d been concerned about the first time around with Evie’s sleepless nights. Nothing wrong with her enjoying her books and her adventures, but the underlying reason for it gave Mal pause.

Unceremoniously, she invited herself right in and made herself comfortable under Evie’s covers, snuggling up warmly beneath the sheets.

“Read me something,” she requested, scooting over onto Evie’s pillow.

“Really?”

“Yeah.”

Evie’s smile was beaming as she opened her book right back to where she’d left off, starting to read aloud from The Snow Queen with that wonderfully tantalizing voice of hers, somehow both enticing and soothing Mal at the same time.

“It was one of those bits of the looking-glass—that magic mirror, of which we have spoken—the ugly glass which made everything great and good appear small and ugly, while all that was wicked and bad became more visible, and every little fault could be plainly seen. Poor little Kay had also received a small grain in his heart, which very quickly turned to a lump of ice. He felt no more pain, but the glass was there still.”

Even Mal could feel that striking a little too close to home for Evie, even before she felt it in the rather long and deep pause that hung in the air when Evie realized what she’d read. Without a word she leaned over, resting her head on Evie’s shoulder and looking down at the open pages.

“Can I see?” she asked.

Evie handed the book over to her, and Mal started leisurely flipping through it, scanning the passages.

“Here’s a part that I like,” Mal said, before reading aloud herself. “In this kingdom where we now are, there lives a princess, who is so wonderfully clever that she has read all the newspapers in the world, and forgotten them too, although she is so clever.

Evie thought her cheeks felt suspiciously warm.

“You like that part?” she questioned.

“I like that part,” Mal nodded, turning some more pages. “…And this one, too. But Gerda and Kay went hand-in-hand towards home; and as they advanced, spring appeared more lovely with its green verdure and it’s beautiful flowers. The roses out on the roof were in full bloom, and peeped in at the window; and there stood the little chairs, on which they had sat when children. Kay and Gerda seated themselves each on their own chair, and held each other by the hand, while the cold empty grandeur of the Snow Queen’s palace vanished from their memories like a painful dream.

Evie laid her head on top of Mal’s, eyes growing heavy, fighting them open just long enough to take over and read the last sentence on the last page.

“And Kay and Gerda looked into each other’s eyes, and they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer—warm, beautiful summer.”

Evie gave in then, letting her eyes fall shut and the pull of sleep take her over completely, speaking her next words through blissfully murmured lips.

“…Yeah, Mal.  I like that part too.”

anonymous asked:

listen I know a lot of people didn't like Darkness of Dragons but I just really hate how the wikia comment section is basically all people going "Qibli's so annoying for thinking everyone deserves better than him and constantly thinking about how awful he is" because like... he was abused? Did you all miss the part where the first several years of his life were spent being told by EVERYONE that he's useless and nobody likes him??? Did you want him to be in a perfect mental state for all that?

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  • Frodo: I can't do this Sam.
  • Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights, we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
  • Frodo: What are we holding on to Sam?
  • Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.

sheillagh-tries-life  asked:

I just got lost in your dark Percy tag for like an hour and wow. My eyes have been opened. It makes me even more upset that we didn't have his (or at least Annabeth's) POV in BoO. I don't know how recent all the posts were but like, any more thoughts you have on it I would be glad to hear :)

Thank you! I’m always a slut for dark/manipulative percy so here’s some more canon moments

  • At twelve years old he defeated the god Ares in equal combat with only a few weeks of training. If that’s not telling of how scary powerful and resourceful he is I don’t know what is.
  • When they got trapped at Crusty’s bed emporium he just straight up manipulated the guy into laying onto his own bed and decapitated him. 
  • He decapitated Medusa without a second thought and then sent it directly to the gods like holy shit Percy
  • In Sos he kept the grey sisters’ eye until they gave him the information he needed and basically risked all of their lives.
  • The time in the Titan’s Curse where he got angry and the entire creek swirled up above him in a funnel and he basically scared the shit out of everyone including Thalia.
  • That at fifteen he strategically placed all the campers they had to protect New York and he’s an amazing leader.
  • When he was battling Luke on the cruise ship he opened an Iris Message and manipulated Luke into confessing that he poisoned Thalia’s tree so the whole camp could hear.
  • That at fourteen years old he was tortured with boiling lava and exploded an entire volcano because he was in so much pain.
  • That he stole a police cruiser during the time when he was homeless in son.
  • His wolf stare is described as ‘no matter how bad you think you are, I’m worse.’ 
  • That he used Gaea’s plan to his advantage and manipulated her into giving him the right vial of gorgon’s blood so he would get all of his memories back.

Warmed up with another babby.

I prolly won’t see Lone Rat and Cubs for a while yet, but I’ve seen mountains of caps and gifs and a clip or two and one of my favorite things was watching Leo constantly tripping and falling like the clumsy little shit he is.

Also don’t think I didn’t notice how thick/dark the lids under his eyes were compared to his brothers. Like I said boy was BORN stressed.

softlords  asked:

killjoy prompts: Party babysitting the Girl, Jet getting in a fight, Ghoul cooking a meal, Kobra finding something cool in a dump. if those are too vague hmu for more options

Party had watched, holding the Girl’s hand in his own, as Jet Star, Kobra Kid, and Fun Ghoul had driven away in the Trans Am. It wasn’t that he was worried, it was just another raid on a Drac base in 2, but he didn’t like being stuck at the diner. He’d rather be out there, feeling the thrill of the fight and the blood on his knuckles. He kinda understood why the Girl was so insistent on going out with them. It hadn’t been so bad getting her to stay at the diner because he was staying too. He hobbled back inside with her and they sat down at one of the worn-out booths. 

“Are you hungry?” he asked. There were only a few cans of power pup left, but he was willing to give his up so she could eat. 

“What do we have?” she asked. He smirked in reply. “Awww, is it just power pup again? That stuff is stinky and gross!” She made a face and Pary laughed. 

“If you don’t eat it on your own I might have to force feed you. You’re a growing girl and you need to stay healthy.” He hated the words coming out of his mouth, they sounded scarily like city propoganda. But she didn’t have to know that. 

After a moment she said, “Nah! Let’s go on the roof instead and watch until the rest of the guys get back.” Before he could protest she was out of the booth and around the corner, heading to the ladder to the roof. Sighing quietly, he followed her. 

When he got up to the roof, she was there, sitting on the ledge, but the energy she had possessed merely minutes before was gone. She seemed much wiser and weary then any seven-year-old should seem. She turned to Party, her large eyes shining. “Party, how come you’re stayin’ with me?”

“You need a babysitter, sand pup,” he replied. 

“I do not. I’m too old for that shit!” the Girl exclaimed. 

“What you definitely are is too young to be cussin’ like that. Who taught you?” 

“You!” she exclaimed, to Party’s laughter. After a moment she spoke again. “What’s the real reason?” She looked at him with narrowed eyes, as if she was daring Party to lie. 

“That is the real reason, sugar. You’d probably blow the place up without adult supervision,” he said. 

“You’re not even an adult, you liar,” she replied. They were both silent for a moment. 

“I guess I’m here ‘cuz I’m grounded too. I was too reckless last time and got hurt, so I can’t go on this raid,” Party muttered, fiddling with his jacket. The Girl scooched closer to him till she was pressed against his side. 

“Party?” she asked, “How come there’s always so much fighting? How come everyone’s getting hurt so much? Why’s everybody always shootin’ each other up?” Party looked at her for a moment. As big as she was, as much as she’d grown, as much as she was part of zone life, she was still a kid. A goddamned kid, who shouldn’t have to see so much fucking violence, who shouldn’t have to be afraid, who should be innocent and happy. Sometimes, Party wondered if keeping her in the zones had been the right choice. But she was happy, right?

“There’s a lotta bad people there,” he said, gesturing vaguely in the direction of Battery City, “and someone’s gotta stop em. That someone’s us.” It was so much more than that, but how could he explain it to a seven-year-old? How could he explain that the bad people weren’t only in Battery City? How could he explain that The Cause wasn’t black and white and how he felt, sometimes, that they were doing more harm than good? How could he explain that some people, including himself, liked the feeling a good firefight brought? So he didn’t try. Instead, he ruffled her hair.

 “Come on,” he said. The sun was down, and it was cold and dark now. “Let’s eat some power pup and go to bed.” This time, she didn’t protest. 

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“Lu Meng… Your instinct to kill Guan Yu was not necessarily wrong. But you also need to learn to pull back when necessary and manipulate your enemies. You are too guileless. Although, your honesty has made you who you are.

Learn all you can every day. Support the future of Wu.

Yes, surpass me…. and even, one day, Master Zhou Yu.”

Lu Meng requested by carmenmcsdoubledemonfang

anonymous asked:

I swear this fandom. I just came across someone who says they're a Sasuke fan, but anti team 7 and believes Sasuke is in a loveless marriage so they refuse to refer to Sakura as an Uchiha. All about blood purity nonsense too. It didn't take me long to see they were (butthurt) SNS. How can you be a Sasuke fan and hate everything and every person that makes him happy? Including his kid. And to claim that team 7 don't know how to work together as a team. Like what? Sasuke deserves better fans.

Anyone who claims to love Sasuke but hates Team 7? I call bullshit, Team 7 are his family and the reason he gets freed of all the hate and darkness he had to put up with for years, anyone who would prefer him to be away from Team 7 don’t not like Sasuke, that’s a fact. 

Sasuke is in a loveless marriage is hilarious when it’s a canon fact he loved in her in part one as part of Team 7/his new family, and yes I’m sure Sakura forced the strongest guy in the world to marry her lol! they know he is in love with her, that’s what the problem is, if they really believed he was really in a loveless marriage they would be happy because that would disprove SS etc. but instead they do nothing but whine and pull some mental gymnastics from their ass lol they’re transparent and fooling no one. 

EVERY CHARACTER IN THE SERIES DESERVES BETTER FANS I TELL YOU, everyone has ulterior motives with liking characters in this series, they only like a character if they behave and do what they want, and like who they what etc. if they don’t they’ve lost their development, they’re an abuser, they’re a stalker, the list really does go on….I hope they don’t treat people in real life the same way…..(oh would you look at that bringing real life into a discussion about a manga)

What do you do when a pairing doesn’t go the way you want?

Normal people: Well I’m sad and I might cry a bit but I’ll still like them and I’ll move on.

Naruto fans: NO NO NO NO I REFUSE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THESE TWO CHARACTERS TO BANG, ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME CAN GO DIE, I WILL SEND DEATH THREATS TO KISHI, ANTI ENDING, ANTI CHARACTERS, ANTI KISHI, ANTI EVERYTHING AND I REFUSE TO MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE UNTIL KISHI MAKES THEM CANON SO WHILE I WAIT FOR THAT I WILL DEDICATE MY ENTIRE ONLINE LIFE INTO HATING ON THEM BECAUSE CLEARLY I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO.

Pretty accurate don’t you say? lol.

I have never seen such behavior in any other series.

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I can’t do this, Sam.

I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

What are we holding onto, Sam?

That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Ok so the last two (and only...:/) "Fitzsimmons" scenes were clearly in the domestic abusive violence theme... and adding all other serious themes like non-con/mental rape/chilhood mistreat... and for now non of these have been treated/addressed correctly.. and no, "this was not Fitz" is not enough because he starts to feel guilty for things he didn't do. I know Liz teased a scene, but I don't see any realistic resolution for FS after that, they have gone way too dark and far. :( !?

Hi Anon,

I am not really sure how to properly respond to this.  Just because I don’t take those scenes that way nor to I believe that was how the writers intended them to be doesn’t mean others don’t.  And in no way is it my place to tell anyone otherwise, especially with such serious issues.  

This has been a long arc for Fitzsimmons fans.  And my own frustration levels are through the roof at this point because I just want the nightmare to be over and them to be reunited.  The writers aren’t even trying to hide behind contrived roadblocks right now and are going into them full force.  IE yay we rescued the team Fitzsimmons will be reun…WHAT?!   I personally don’t feel they would be doing that if they didn’t have something bigger planned.  You put a roadblock in the way of something you want to delay.  No, the writers don’t “owe” us a pay off but they are building to one.  Things are on the table and I still think we will get a good ‘reward’ at the end.  

Something I am very guilty of was thinking and expecting Jemma to get Fitz back in the Framework.  But in looking back, that was never going to happen.  This is sci fi not a fairy tale.  Science not magic.  The writers didn’t take the easy true loves kiss will solve it all route.  They were with more difficult/realistic aspect of it.  And with the level of manipulating AIDA did Jemma had no hold on Leopold.  He never knew her, in fact he only knew her as someone who hurt the people he cared the most about.  AIDA used his core traits against Jemma and the team and for her own gain.  

And with the brainwashing stories in the past we’ve seen the team fail to save someone.  Last season while Daisy was Hived, they failed to get through to her in 18 and 19….it took Lash removing the parasites to get her back.  And now in essence we have the same thing Fitz is out of the Framework (the parasites are gone) and he can make his own choices again.  And he will choose to be good.  HERE is a meta I did this morning discussing choice, free will, and how we could see things playing out.

Nor will I disagree we’ve missed this is taking WAY to long exit a couple of miles back.   The writers at least gave us hope last week when we saw Fitz was Fitz when he was awake and before he was taken.  

Since the episode aired myself and others have put out a number of metas on how we can see them starting to recover from this.  HERE HERE HERE are just a few. No one, blames anyone for what happened in the Framework.  They know it wasn’t real, they know they were manipulated, Fitz more than anyone else.  Jemma KNOWS it wasn’t him she KNOWS he was manipulated.  Its a dark story yes, I won’t deny that either.  But in Fitz having guilt it shows he is himself.  Fitz had guilt for what Radcliffe had done with the things he’d created.  He had remorse for killing Will even though Will was Hive and had tried to kill him.  Fitz also had a bit of remorse in the Framework with Agnes, until his father stepped in and re enforced the programming.  

Jemma wasn’t able to save him in the Framework but to me it means she IS going to save him in the real world.  

There will be aftermath for everyone.  Will we get to see the recovery, no.  We are going to miss 99% of it.  I will be blunt that isn’t what the show is about.  We’ll see echoes of it but they will not dedicate the time to us seeing them recover.  We didn’t see all of Bobbi’s recovery, when we came back she was at the tail end of it.   We knew it happened we know some of what it entailed, but they didn’t show a lot of it.  Bobbi is just one example too.   Daisy, Jemma, Fitz, May, and Coulson all had recoveries we missed the majority of  I know that’s not the answer a lot of people want but its what this show does.   

I don’t know if that helped at all but I really wasn’t sure what to say.  

anonymous asked:

can you rec some internet box episodes?

ahh i’m so happy that there are people interested in listening to ib, but I need to add a little disclaimer before you start:

ib podcast is fucking offensive.

there’s no other way to put it. this isn’t your usual michael-saying-fuck-twenty-times-in-a-rage-quit-video offensive or barbara-drawing-realistic-dicks offensive; heck, this isn’t even early ltmkilla level of offensive. think it’s always sunny. think dead baby jokes, terminal illness jokes. think daniel tosh, russell peters. then combine all those together and multiply by a hundred

basically, these guys are all pieces of shit with varying degrees of awfulness (andy being the worst and barbara being the least, if you ask me), and they might not be your cup of tea. also do keep in mind the earlier episodes were recorded years ago and a lot of things we consider as politically correct now weren’t during that time. remember that the ah people in it are ones with darker jokes (michael, ray), and monty (who was, like, their #1 fan) had the kind of offbeat humor where he told a story about being suspected as a terrorist. that’s the kind of sense of humor we’re dealing with

that being said, they’re all well-intentioned, and they’re fucking hilarious, and here’s a rec on some episodes, not in any particular order (though this is the order i listened to them):

  • XX. I always recommend starting with xx because gavin is a special guest in it, so the voices are easily recognizable and the topics revolve around ah/rt a lot. it is also one of their funniest episodes and one of the least offensive (which is a good gauge on whether you can stomach their humor or not)
  • 65. this is when michael and lindsay announced their engagement and it’s a solid episode overall
  • 68. easily one of their funniest. I died of laughter listening to the first five minutes alone
  • 9. there’s something about andrew’s wall which would be brought up a lot in future episodes. it’s fucking legendary
  • 10. “YOU JUST TOLD PEOPLE TO EAT BONES, MIKE.”
  • 118. i honestly cant remember what’s going on in this ep but i found a tweet by myself just Dying over this episode and being unable to quote my fav parts because all parts are just Too Good so
  • 121. this is their latest episode, so they sort of re-introduce themselves and catch everyone up on what’s happening. you’ll get some updates on ray too! and a whole lot of fucked up stuff

after this, just pick the eps based on the cast you’d like to listen to (my personal favorite is whenever there’s michael, mike, ray and andrew). they do call back to a lot of jokes from the earlier episodes so it is more rewarding to listen to them in order, but it is by no means a rule (I didn’t, for example. michael and ray most of the times do a really good job explaining their inside jokes)

you can also listen to this compilation that compiles a lot of the ib inside jokes and take down the eps number you’re most interested in

most importantly, have fun!

  • Frodo : I can't do this, Sam.
  • Sam : I know. It's all wrong By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.
  • Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?
  • Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
  • Frodo : I can't do this, Sam.
  • Sam : I know.
  • It's all wrong
  • By rights we shouldn't even be here.
  • But we are.
  • It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo.
  • The ones that really mattered.
  • Full of darkness and danger they were,
  • and sometimes you didn't want to know the end.
  • Because how could the end be happy.
  • How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened.
  • But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow.
  • Even darkness must pass.
  • A new day will come.
  • And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
  • Those were the stories that stayed with you.
  • That meant something.
  • Even if you were too small to understand why.
  • But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand.
  • I know now.
  • Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t.
  • Because they were holding on to something.
  • Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?
  • Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.