A Concept: You play as Daniel Howell, a young half-blood wizard who mysteriously receives time-rewinding powers at the beginning of his first year at Hogwarts. He realizes his powers do not adhere to the same spatiotemporal constraints as time turners: they do not obey the Novikov Self-Consistency Principle, and can only rewind up to five minutes at a time. Unbeknownst to Dan, his powers are finite - the rate of depletion is available only to you, the player, in a meter on the right of the screen. For the first half of his time at Hogwarts, you use Dan’s powers to remake decisions to make life easier for him and his Muggle-born best friend Phil. Then, in his fourth year, Harry Freakin’ Potter returns from the maze with a dead body and life for Dan gets really dark really quickly. You realize too late you should probably have conserved your powers for the war.
There are four fixed events in the game: Befriending Phil, Cedric’s death, Dumbledore’s death, and Dan’s powers running out sometime during the Battle of Hogwarts.
Sam shook his head, eyes wild as Gabriel tried to drag him towards the dance floor.
“C’mon, wallflower!” He shouted over the music. “Can’t I get one song with that sweet ass?”
“I didn’t know angels could get drunk,” Sam yelled back, laughing.
“I’m a Norse god too. I know how to party, Sammy boy. I find my ways! Now quit deflecting and come dance with me!”
“Not a chance, Gabriel. Come on, isn’t there some chick out there for you to dance with?” He teased lightly, pushing away his desperate crush. Not the time, not the time, not the time. It didn’t matter how much he liked Gabriel, he didn’t seem like the type to go for boring, stay-in-and-read Sam.
“I want to dance with YOU!” Gabriel giggled, jabbing at Sam’s chest.
‘Are you ever gonna give up?”
Sam sighed. Okay, so maybe for Gabriel he could offer up three minutes of looking like a moron…
Taking Gabriel’s hand, he tried not to grin. So what? He was a little tipsy, he could excuse himself his butterflies.
The moment the next song started up, Gabriel started looking nervous.
“You okay?” Sam yelled over the music. “Wait, they’re doing requests? Someone picked this?”
“Must’ve done,” Gabriel shrugged, barely audible over the overly-loud music.
“Crazy for you,” Sam noticed, listening to the lyrics. “Someone’s asking for a kiss tonight. Not exactly a disco tune, right?”
“Did you just say disco?” Gabriel asked, shaking his head in hopelessness for a moment.
When the chorus started up, Gabriel changed. He missed a few words, but he began singing.
“Are you- are you trying to serenade me or something?” Sam asked, heart soaring hopelessly despite the sheer ridiculousness of it all. Without pausing, Gabriel simply quirked his eyebrows suggestively.
“-You’ll feel it in my kiss. I’m crazy for you!” He grinned, finishing the chorus with a drunken waver overlaying a surprisingly sweet voice. “So, Sam. I, uh… I’m pissed out of my mind and I really, really look like a total bozo right now but I kinda like you. I kinda want you. Wanna step outside? It’s one minute to midnight, you know.”
Sam grinned, unable to stop his face from lighting up.
“Let’s get out of this place and take a walk,” he suggested, desperately trying to sound nonchalant and calm.
Gabriel grinned, hooking his arm through Sam’s. Sam could see now why Gabriel had dragged him out of the bunker and to a huge party that he’d somehow wangled his way into- this had been his plan all along.
Barging through the crowds, they finally managed to spill their way out onto the streets, where staggering drunks were already tunelessly humming ‘auld lang syne’. Sam realised that he was perhaps a little more drunk than he’d realised (and so what if he’d needed some liquid courage to face the crowds? It was New Year’s Eve, after all).
There wasn’t time to focus on that, though, because suddenly there was an explosion of cheering from the crowd they had left behind and Gabriel was grabbing his face and pulling him downwards.
“Happy new year!” He grinned at Sam.
And then they were kissing and the fireworks around him were tiny compared to how he felt and oh god, Gabriel…
“Not quite, Sammy. That’s my dad,” Gabriel teased and Sam realised that he’d whispered his final thought to Gabriel. “I take it you’ve been feeling the same way as me, huh?”
“Yes,” Sam replied simply. “Happy new year, Gabriel.”
“Happy new year, handsome,” Gabriel smiled, watching the fireworks. For once, Sam didn’t slap his hand away when it brushed against his ass, settling instead for rolling his eyes.
Leaning into Gabriel, he kissed him again. He didn’t need the new year fireworks right now.
When I was 8 years old I asked Santa Claus for a real life pikachu and coincidentally that was the same year I stopped believing in Santa. For Christmas my Fiancé made me this bulbasaur and told me, you finally have your own Pokemon! And I cried! Pokemon has been a huge part of my life, I have fond memories playing Pokemon Yellow on my gameboy and watching Pokemon with my little brother and then reenacting episodes we saw haha. ✨
it makes me sad knowing how underappreciated and underrated robin hood is, this show and it’s characters probably are way better than some of the currently popular ones, and it’s sooo sad how nobody notices that and how most people don’t even know this show exists. and yes i know it’s not excellent and that the scenes look too fake sometimes, but the characters and their relationships and interactions are awesome!!!
I’m finally getting the chance to play Shadow of the Colossus and aaaAAAAAAAA ;O; !!!!!!!!
I’ve been wanting to play it ever since it first came out and now, basically eleven years later!!!!! I’m finally playing it!!!!!!!!!! And I’m so incredibly glad that I avoided watching any playthroughs or looking up any spoilers or what the colossi would be because this is incredible hhhhhh WOW
Bob Kurtz, the Wild radio broadcaster, mentioning Zach’s late father, JP, moments before Zach tied the game. In the final game a Minnesota team played at Nassau Coliseum, Zach scored two goals, once in regulation and once in the shootout. In the FIRST game a Minnesota team played at Nassau Coliseum, the North Stars 43 years prior, the late, great, JP also scored twice, just like his son.