i get too attached to players

The hot Goliath

Context: It’s my first time playing, and it’s just the DM and I. I am a Dwarf druid, taken prisoner on a pirate ship with a few others. We get thrown out of the ship, onto a beach with a bunch of weapons and armor, and we’re told the last man standing gets to leave. I immediately signal to the Goliath that I want to make an alliance. He agrees. A day has passed, I’ve completely annihilated 9 people within the first hour of being on the island. The Goliath and I sit down to talk, and since I don’t know his name, I ask.

Me: I am Lahnos Fireh-

Goliath(DM): I do not intend to be rude, but if this is a kill or be killed, I would rather not we get too attached.

Me(OOC): I look for characteristics to give him a nickname.

DM: Alright, the Goliath seems quiet and chill.

Me(OOC): I’m gonna call him Jalapeño, because be seems a little chilly.

DM: … Sigh… Fine, he stares at you and accepts his new name…

anonymous asked:

Hi!! Any "we've been talking online but don't know each other" sterek fics? Or "I'm in love with this online dude but it's actually my friend the whole time/or he's been in front of me the whole time" sterek fics? Or anything close to this sort of trope?

Got a bit of both for you!  -Emmy

Originally posted by nitratediva

When You’re Ready by Julibean19 

(3,008 I Mature I Complete)  *veteran!derek, disabled!derek, librarian!stiles, online dating

He wasn’t going to do it again.  He wasn’t going to let another date look at him in horror.  Derek refused to be seen as a freak.  He was just going to find a new job, move out of his parent’s house, and die alone.  

“Just one more date Derek, please!” Laura begged, following him down the stairs and waving her phone at his back.  

“I said no!  You don’t know what it’s like,” Derek muttered, suddenly defeated.

“I know babe,” Laura told him, coming up to wrap an arm around her little brother, standing up on her tippy toes until she could lay her head on his shoulder.  “But look at this guy.  He’s gorgeous.”

Derek couldn’t resist a quick glance at the dating app.  Damnit.  Laura was right, as always.  The guy was gorgeous.  A mole dotted face with an adorably upturned nose smirked at him from behind a pair of square framed glasses, and he could feel his resolve crumbling.

(500) Days of Sitting in Front of the Computer by orphan_account

(4,115 I Teen I Complete)  *gamer!stiles, gamer!derek

The boy, Stiles Stilinski, had always been into MMORPGs. The other boy, Ithuriel, had always been into MMORPGs as well, albeit secretly. The Alpha, Derek Hale, was possibly the object of Stiles’s affections. One day, Stiles met Ithuriel.

But be warned, this is not a tragedy in which Derek Hale saves Stiles’s virtue from Ithuriel. That would be ridiculous.

This is a love story.

Catfish by ericaismeg 

(9,165 I General I Complete)  *online dating, alive!hale family

“You make it difficult for a guy to get a date in this town, Danny,” Stiles says.

Danny snorts. “You do not have to follow the Guy Code for people I’ve only gone on one shitty date with, you know.”


OR: the one where Stiles gets Erica to sign him up on OK Cupid and tries some online dating. Also, maybe circumstances lead him to hanging out with his crush more than he expected?

Do You Wanna Date my Avatar?  by Renmackree 

(18,399 I Teen I Complete)   *gamers, online dating, online relationship

Scott frowned, grabbing the game case and reading it out loud.

“Become the Hero you’ve always wanted to be. Battle monsters, witches, dragons, and all the mythical beasts of the World of Fantasy. Play as a Human, Elf, Dwarf and other special races included in the basic game. Stiles this so stupid. Who the hell would want to play as a Werewolf?” Scott threw the game back on the bed and leaned back in the chair.

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon by secondstar 

(21,317 I Explicit I Complete)   *online friendship, highschool au

Being a teenager sucks. Being a werewolf teenager sucks even more. With a life full of holding back who he really is, not having any privacy whatsoever, and the seemingly sudden appearance of one Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale’s life just got a whole lot harder.

I Should Meet You Because I Love You by derekstilinski 

(22,573 I Mature I Complete)

Derek and Stiles meet online, and then in real life.

For Science by grimm, Tsuminoaru 

(35,959 I Explicit I Complete)  *college au, craigslist, werewolves known, minor Deucalion/Stiles

From his textbooks, Stiles had gotten the impression that vampires had a weird, stretched out look to them — slightly too-long limbs and pale skin. This guy, though, he looked human, broad-shouldered and clearly muscular even under a loose sweatshirt. He wasn’t pale at all, his skin lightly tanned, hair dark, eyes pale. They narrowed at Stiles and Stiles froze as the man looked him up and down, clearly judging him. He must have passed the test, though, because the man kind of shrugged and said, “Take off your clothes.”

On Building a Family from the Ground Up by itschristaleigh (lizleminem) 

(38,455 I Explicit I Complete)  *online dating, kid fic

Erica signs Derek up for an online dating site as a joke. At first, he’s just pissed about it, but then her and Boyd announce they’re getting married and suddenly he really does need a date. Meanwhile, Laura becomes a foster mom, and Derek worries about growing way too attached to kids who are eventually going to be given a new home anyway.

Or, how, five years after the fire, Derek learns to open back up and create his own family from the people who occupy his life now.

Alpha and Omega by XX0Jessie0XX 

(58,579 I Explicit I Complete)  *high school au, omega!stiles, werewolves known, online relationships

High School AU: Derek is the head Lacrosse player at Beacon Hills High School and Stiles is an Omega that no one really knows. Stiles had been talking to someone online and wished they would meet up in real life but he knows it won’t ever happen. He could only wish.

My Heart’s Been Offline by thepsychicclam 

(58,893 I Explicit I Complete)  *famous!hales, online relationships

31/M/New York. Rich, lays in bed all day, likes to read (aka Derek Hale, son of an Oscar winning actress, brother of one obnoxious reality star and one rebellious fashion designer, hates the paparazzi so much he’s a recluse)

26/M/California. Boring office job, likes to read (aka Stiles Stilinski, co-owner of a 100 acre organic farm with his dad and two best friends, writer of obits for a newspaper, has absolutely no life)

Or, where Derek and Stiles meet online, and Stiles has no clue Derek’s part of a famous family.

The Silence Between by GoforthAndConquer 

(66,492 I Explicit I Complete)

When Stiles began volunteering at the Beacon Hills Crisis Center, all he hoped for was to help out kids (like him) that needed somewhere to turn. He didn’t expect to find something that he needed in a stranger’s voice on the other end of the line.

Prior to season one. Mostly canon-compliant.

You know how life is… When I was younger, I used to spend entire days reading and day-dreaming, writing about extraordinary adventures I had imagined before going to sleep, I’d invent a language, draw maps, write, write, write and just… Create. 

But then life happened.

You know, I grew out of it, first too busy, then insecure. And one day I just stopped. I was too scared to go back to it. “You’re not good enough”, “it’s stupid”, “you’re wasting your time”. One of the only things I was somewhat skilled at became another thing I was insecure about. 

But then, I got dragged by Tumblr into D&D hell. First Critical role, which truly made me fall in love Dungeons and Dragons because it’s what I had been doing all my childhood (minus the dices and the players). Fell for the intricate world-building and fleshed out characters. Then, @awkwardcritter dragged me into this hell further by suggesting The Adventure Zone, here again, big surprise. I caught myself getting extremely passionate about it (too much for my health and sanity). I loved falling in love with each of the characters despite my first thoughts (”pfft, Taako ? That’s so silly, I’ll never get attached to him” (oh boy was I wrong)).

But then, came Godsfall. Now, hear me out: I have no favorite, for each world and characters and ambiances are too different to compare, but there was something about this very podcast. And that something finally made me realize that there is nothing silly about me creating a whole world and dedicating hours of my life into it. I completely got obsessed with Aram’s lore (yeah, I’m a huge nerd and “lore” makes me extremely hyped) and my insecurities were no longer enough of a reason for me not to write (now, hear me: I still have moments where I stop and go “wow, what you are doing is bad” BUT my passion got so much stronger, I can go over it). I’m even considering DMing a game someday despite my extreme shy self and anxiety (it’ll take time to overcome but I hope that someday I’ll be confident enough to create a campaign and DM it).


So, listen, folks: if there is something you like to do, go for it. Have fun, don’t listen to your brain. What you are making is worth it.


(I would like to thank my soul-twin @padawanminimilka for always being here and reading everything I send their way, they’ve been the best support I could ever hope for, as well as my sweet friends @awkwardcritter and @veridreamsaway for being such lovely beings and always enthusiastic <3)

“You’re fun to hang out with”
I spent every week waiting for the weekend when I got to see you and I spent every weekend in your car
We talked for hours into the night and you took me on adventures
We laughed at each other over hash browns at 3am and you smirked at me while I baited you to race on the back roads
You made me feel alive again and all I get is
“You’re fun to hang out with”

“You’re laid back”
We talked about our fears while you broke 130 on the freeway
You insisted that you didn’t have any because “you can’t be afraid of anything when you stop caring if you live or die”
But I was the person you texted weeks later with “I found the one thing I’m afraid of. Spiders.”
It was 5am when we sat in my driveway and you guessed my biggest insecurities. It was then that you told me that getting too attached to people too fast is how you get hurt and I wondered if we were still talking about me.
But to you I’m just “laid back”

“I don’t like you like that”
You told me about how you’re kind of a player and you’d casually mention your hookups and ask “you’re not jealous, are you?” before you’d laugh at me.
Sometime when it was late at night you’d get drunk and I’d get texts of “why do u like me?”
And when you’d tease me I’d tell you I hate you and your blue eyes would sparkle when you’d say “no you don’t.”
All the small talk and the teasing and the stalling just to spend those extra minutes together when it was time to go home
And it all meant nothing to you
Because you don’t like me like that

“You’re just not really my type”
I used to think that your type was tall and beautiful and sharp
Was quiet and sexy and I am none of these things
I am loud and I take up too much space and I never say the right thing and I snort when I laugh and I jump when I watch cheesy scary movies and for the longest time I thought it was me
There was something wrong with me
But now I know that you’re type isn’t a person at all because you are incapable of feeling anything for anyone but yourself
You’re the type to lead someone on
To keep someone around and fuel their feelings for you to fuel your own ego
And maybe you did feel something for me once
And instead of taking any kind of risk you’d rather pretend you aren’t afraid of anything and shut out any real human emotions because you’re a coward
And you’re just not really my type

—  Texts you sent me that I’ll never forget, and memories you gave me that I wish I could

xbxbxb123-deactivated20170305  asked:

I'm having a hard time figuring out what I would be because I'm so complicated. Are you considering making a personality test thing? (For classpects)

Maybe, now that you bring it up! We haven’t thought about that. However, I am willing to help you out with this. Keep in mind that multiple classpects you will probably feel suit you. You just choose the one that you think suits you the /most/. For example, I think I’m a Rogue of Space, but Rogue of Rage and Seer of Heart (and probably more, but those are the ones I can think of right now) also suit me. I just think that the Rogue of Space represents me, and where I need to develop, the best. 

There are tests available to help you get a starting point, one I like to use is here: http://zules.com/titletest/

I recommend then looking up your classpect to make sure it actually fits. Since it’s based highly on personality, I recommend Dahni’s analyses. In fact, if you look at the way we write out personalities for the classpects, they’re very similar.

Anyway, I’m gonna list short Blips on each class and aspect. Choose the ones you feel might suit you, and then mix and match them until you feel you have the right classpect!

Also, just for reference, mainly for princes and Bards, here are the inverses of each of the aspects and classes, in my opinion (I follow Bladkindeyewear’s classes)

Witch <—> Seer

Heir <—> Mage

Prince <—> Sylph

Bard <—> Maid

Thief <—> Page

Rogue <—> Knight

and for the aspects-

Space <—> Time

Heart <—> Mind

Blood <—> Breath

Light <—> Void

Rage <—> Hope

Life <—> Doom

-CLASSES-

Witch: Witches are often rebellious, and probably rebel against something in their aspect, without ghosting the opposite. For example, Jade not feeling like everything is random, which is represented by space. They’re also probably optimistic and enthusiastic! Witches however, need to make sure they use their powers in a moral way, and also to inspire others and act!

Heir: Heir’s vary pretty heavily based on aspect. They tend to have a shitton of their aspect, kinda like they inherit it. Like John is the embodiment of breath! They’re kinda like extreme versions of their aspect in a way. A Heir of Heart would be VERY empathetic and emotional, while one of Mind would be very smart, unbiased and logical, both to large degrees.

Mage: Mages tend to suffer™ because of their aspect. For example, Meulin got taken advantage of because of her heart. However, because of this, they tend to have a very good understanding of it.  They’ve basically become wise through pain, and their wisdom is related to their aspect. In case this is a little confusing, a Mage of Blood might end up with a lot a responsibilities that aren’t theirs to burden, but because of this, they know how to cope with them and how to be responsible. They need to make sure they don’t close off to new ideas about their aspect. They also need to make sure they don’t hate on themselves.

Seer: a Seer will struggle with what to do with their aspect. Like Rose knew fuck-all on what to do with all the Knowledge she had gained with entering SBURB. Another example would be me, even though I’m not a Seer of Heart, a Seer of Heart-y thing that I do is have trouble choosing something in particular to be passionate about, because there’s lots of things I want to do from a, like, hobby or something, or politically, when first introduced I can easily see both sides and may have trouble choosing at first. Seers need to get better at using their knowledge to act and to trust themselves.

Prince: Princes tend to act a lot more like their opposite aspect as they destroy theirs. For example, Eridan acting like there’s no hope and was about to turn against the team, when he’s a fucking HOPE player. They also tend to have too much of their aspect, and then not enough. Like Dirk being the type of dude to have a breakdown at 3 AM and then refuse to acknowledge it happened and act emotionless at 4. Princes also may be a little self absorbed, thinking about themselves more then others. They need to make sure they don’t completely demolish their aspect within themselves or other people.

Bard: Bards tend to be Laid back, while also acting more like the opposite aspect. Bards tend to have a crisis, where some sorta thing happened and it rekt their asses and then they act more like their actual aspect. They also passively destroy their aspect, so in a personality way, a Bard of Heart would act really emotionless, and tend to make the people around them a lot less passionate and emotional too, even if it’s not intended. They need to make sure once they have their crisis, that they aren’t taken over by their aspect.

Maid: Maid’s tend to rely of others for their aspect, but as they develop, they begin to rely on themselves and be able to give it to other people! For example, a Maid of Void would a first need people to tell them what not to care about or to ignore, and as they continued they’d choose what to not give a fuck about for themselves. They’d go from the consumers to the creators.

Sylph: Sylph’s tend to be the ‘mom friends’. They fix whatever lack of their aspect they notice, but they need to make sure they act, and don’t start thinking they’re powerless. They heal through their aspect, in a sense. Like a Sylph of Hope would go around cheering up anyone who looked remotely sad! They also would have very strong availability of their aspect in them, like Aranea being so darn knowledgeable. They’re willing to give it away.

Thief: Thieves tend to be self centered like Princes, though they stem from different sources, as the thief is likely insecure, and Princes are proud. They also might have a big ego and weak morals. They also steal their aspect, so like a Thief of Heart might become very passionate about a thing, but the original person loses interest in it because of that. Thieves need to learn to allow other people have their aspect, like (Vriska) allowing Meenah to have some attention.

Rogue: Rogues tend to be cheerful and playful! They also are uncomfortable with their aspect and they think they aren’t good with it. They give their aspect away, thinking they can’t handle it, they’re aren’t good enough. For example; me! As a Rogue of Space, I’m very uncomfortable with how random the world is, and I often times think my art isn’t all that great. I also don’t think I’m good enough to accomplish maybe my story ideas or art ideas, so I’ll give them to a friend. Rogues need to learn to become confident and comfortable with their aspect.

Knight: Knights tend to have a facade of their aspect, hiding the fact that they don’t think they’re good with their aspect, which can get pretty complicated. I guess the best way to explain it would be Karkat thinking he’s shit w/ people, let wanting to be leader. Knights are insecure but fuck if they’re gonna let people know that. They need to tear down their facades and become more open, and realize that they’re good enough.

Page: Pages are at first, HORRIBLE with their aspect, but think they’re fine. Like Travos acting all cool and confident, while being a fuckign nerd that relies on people. Pages, however, can become the best with their aspect if they keep at it! Their potential is overwhelming! They need to learn they they need to improve with their aspect and not to give up!


-ASPECTS-

Space: Space players tend to be creative, optimistic, and in the now! They may also be spontaneous. They’re often interested in fashion or art (or both)! Space players also tend to be feminine. They need to learn to find a middle ground between having their heads in the clouds or being ten feet underground.

Time: Time players tend to be a tad pessimistic, masuline, and patient. They also probably believe in things like destiny. Time players probably have a good sense of timing and might play an instrument. Time players might be too independent or dependent, and they need to balance.

Light: Light players tend to be knowledgeable, analytical and lucky. They also are probably aware of their surroundings. They also might believe in some superstitions and such, like a Rabbits foot being lucky. Light players need to break the walls down around their emotions.

Void: Void players tend to be able to hide, or go unnoticed. They might be ignorant or unaware, but more likely they’re the ones that know peoples secrets. They might need to break out of their shells. They also might have a drinking problem, tho not necessarily alcoholic. See: Equius (or me drinking all the goddarn apple juice).

Heart: Heart players tend to be passionate and emotional people. They are probably impulsive and biased. They also are probably pretty intense shippers. They need to learn to control their emotions, but not repress them.

Mind: Mind players tend to be logical and unbiased. They might also be unemotional. Mind players are very good a judging things and making decisions. They need to get better at looking at the emotional side of things.

Breath: Breath players tend to be carefree and fun people! They are hard to tie down and probably dislike commitment. They’re probably disconnected and apathetic to people. They’re free people, and I’m personally having trouble of thinking of one thing in particular Breath players need to learn. I know there’s something though.

Blood: Blood players tend to be responsible, leaderly types.They tend to be attached and stubborn, and are probably quite social. They need to make sure they don’t take too much responsibility. 

Hope: Hope players tend to be cheerful and, well, hopeful! They might be naive or reckless. Hope is seen as a very powerful aspect. Hope players need to make sure they don’t blindly accept things, but also aren’t too skeptical.

Rage: Rage players tend to be skeptical and very, very grumpy and pissed off. Rage players, despite their stigma, are not inherently evil. They are negative people though. They’re very doubtful. They need to learn to control their anger.

Life: Life players tend to be rebellious and hyper! They also are reckless and very dominant people. They may be ‘larger then life’. They’re energetic, but have few boundaries. THey also might be a bit selfish. They need to find a balance with their energy and what rules they break.

Doom: Doom players tend to follow rules and be very pessimistic. They’re very cautious and may be downers. They often have a ton of self control. They’re very selfless in the end however. They need to learn to allow themselves to live and not sacrifice everything. 

MCL Episode Idea: Getting to Know You

So, I’ve been stewing for a while what a good plot or subplot for an episode would be that a lot of fans have been asking for; actual situations and dialog that shows Candy and her boyfriend getting to know each other better. And I was thinking something along the lines of a questionnaire and memory thing.

Sounds weird and too direct, but hear me out.

Keep reading

confusedandmorallydeficient  asked:

so i heard you're a dm-- i'm trying to assemble my party and write a story but i have no clue what i'm doing. do you have any tips???

I’m gonna start this with a disclaimer: I’m a pretty new DM myself, so if that makes you want to take this with a grain of salt, that’s totally fair and I would definitely recommend getting advice from a bunch of people. That being said, here we go:

I think the number one thing to remember when you’re a DM before you even get started preparing ANYTHING is that your job is to make the game as entertaining as possible for your players. That means keeping in mind what their interests are and what they want to be doing in the game. The way I did this, and in my opinion the easiest way, is to have a session zero and talk with your players about what exactly they want to have happen. Are they all about action with little actual plot, or would they want to be interacting with NPCs all the time? Do they like puzzles and riddles, or do they absolutely hate them? My players happen to really like figuring out the puzzles I throw at them, so when I was designing a cave system at one point, I leaned more heavily towards puzzles than just straight up combat. I also asked them before I started planning out the next leg of their journey if they would be interested in exploring their character’s backgrounds or not, and once I got a positive answer I started to incorporate them more. Even when we’re in the middle of a session, I’ll check in with them and make sure they’re all having fun. Even brutal encounters that leave them just a few hit points away from dying or intense moral dilemmas that leave them scrambling should still be FUN on some level, even if that’s a little morbid. To summarize: if the players are having fun, then you’re doing your job right, so check in with them to make sure everything is going well.

Okay, on to the rest of it. Here’s another important thing to remember: no matter how carefully you plan out something ahead of time, your players WILL find some new solution to the situation you didn’t plan on. My first session with my current group, I ended up improvising a story for a solid hour and a half because instead of the party sneakily stealing a map in the dead of night like I’d naively assumed they’d do, they just grabbed it right out of the owner’s hand and demanded information from him, which lead to a lot of key information being revealed WAY ahead of schedule. My point is this: get used to improvising, and don’t get too attached to the story you have prepared. Sometimes your players will come up with something better than what you wrote. Don’t squash down their idea just because you wrote something else ahead of time! Get ready to make stuff up on the fly, and reward creative solutions. Or, if they’re making bad decisions and messing up something you thought wouldn’t be a problem, let the natural consequences of their actions happen in game. NOTHING is set in stone, and the game is more fun that way. You’d be surprised at some of the really awesome stuff you can come up with under pressure. So let your story evolve based on what your players decide to do, and don’t be afraid of improvisation.

What else, what else… okay, another important thing is to avoid a TPK early on, especially if you’re all new, but not to be afraid to rough your players up because the game isn’t any fun if they automatically win everything. Sometimes it can be really tricky to find the balance. Erring on the side of too easy is probably the way to go early on, because if you’re all new and figuring this all out together you’re all going to start out by making some pretty dumb mistakes and having your first ever character die in their first battle isn’t the best introduction to dnd ever. Plus, it’s fun to feel like a badass when you totally destroy something sometimes. On the other hand, if you make an encounter way too hard, there are ways to come back from that as well. Don’t let your players get away unscathed, but maybe your monster “forgets” to recharge their breath weapon, or an NPC ends up rolling 10 points of damage instead of 22. Or, maybe someone finds an old potion of healing inside a chest that you definitely planned on being there ahead of time. Just remember that THEY don’t know exactly what you have in your notes, and adjust accordingly. The Kobold Fight Club is your best friend for encounters, by the way. Sometimes the CR is a bit off, especially for larger groups, but it’s been really useful for me to help scale encounters so far.

As for inspiration for planning the story, I’ve found that pulling from character’s back stories is great. It grounds your players in the setting, and helps them feel like they really are incorporated in the game instead of being random murder hobos. I’ve also gotten inspiration from poking around the dnd subreddit and the tag on tumblr. You probably shouldn’t copy other people’s ideas directly, but there’s nothing wrong with using elements in them as a stepping stone towards your own campaign’s plot. Think about what you find interesting in a story, and TALK TO YOUR PLAYERS about what they would find interesting. Just run little things by them, like, “Hey, how would you all feel about doing a murder mystery arc” or “Would you like to really get into so-and-so’s origin story?” Getting a direction to go in from your players can be fantastic, both for you and for them.

Last point I’m gonna make since this got pretty long (sorry about that lol): DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP! I ask people (who aren’t my players) for help planning the campaign all. the. time. My twelve year old sister knows EVERYTHING I have planned since I’ve used her as a soundboard for different ideas so often. If you scroll through my dnd tag, you can see all the times I’ve asked my followers and other blogs for help planning and running a campaign. There are tons of people on tumblr and Reddit and all over the internet that would be more than happy to help you with any specific questions you have. If you feel stuck - feel free to ask for advice! There’s probably someone else out there who had the same question at one point and would be willing to help you out.

GOOD LUCK YOU CAN DO THIS I BELIEVE IN YOU

the-pup-among-us  asked:

My favorite thing about the Let's players I watch is the empathy they have for the video game characters. Like, when playing a Resident Evil 7 DLC, jack flinched repeatedly when Zoe was getting hit by her possessed father. He (and others) get so into the games they play and really feel for characters and in extension people,so much.

that’s also the magic of great storytelling in a game as well! if the game is kinda flat with rather bland characters, ones that you can’t really relate too, then you won’t be able to attach to them as much.

a lot of the games i adore not only create an amazing world and plot, but the characters are interesting as well. i think the best possible thing when creating a game or even creating fictional pieces in general! make your viewer feel empathetic towards your characters while making them relatable and interesting and not too over-the-top, y’know? 💚

anonymous asked:

Well antoine shouldn't have played us this whole season with the whole 'this is my home' yadda yadda yadda, and begin to lull the fans into a false sense of security, and then drop something like that knowing how it looks and sounds to Atleti fans

He never promised he was going to stay here forever. so technically he’s not betraying anybody if he leaves. He just said he feels happy here.

I’ve talked about it since the beginning of the season: Antoine’s Atleti’s cycle is ending (and I still think it will end next summer). As an Atleti fan I’m very used to big players dropping us as soon as they can get their next huge contract so even if I like Antoine a lot, it’s not the end of the world. I will miss him on and off the pitch, but Atleti is over everything. 

My advice is never taking too seriously what players say (positive or negative stuff, both) because they’re never certain about their future. Sometimes they wanna leave, some others their agents want them to move to earn money, and sometimes it’s the club that needs money and needs to sell. Football is just a business more, shame there’s so many feelings attached to it.

We need to have a talk about this trade guys. Yes, losing two long term members of the team suck, but that’s the nature of the game. Ennis is now going to get to play with his childhood best friend which is a big deal. Foligno isn’t a good hockey player. That’s a measurable fact based on statistics. I know you guys are attached to them but I want to see this team win a cup by the time I die and getting a good defenceman and a decent winger (though older) for a player who is getting too injured to play and someone who’s main talent is throwing hits and fighting is a GOOD THING. Be happy for them and be happy for us. Embrace who we’ve gained and who we got back. Scandella is also hella sexy and models. Don’t ruin my vibe with being sad. 

So, combination of helping people move and being sick have delayed some things.  Anyways here’s current progress.  Improved animations a little, got turning animations working, and worked out a new jump animation, but it hangs on landing for some reason so I need to look into that.  Also got weapons sorta working…  Just need to figure out how to attach them to the player…

Also need to figure out how exactly I want to do the inventory for the game.  Thinking something simple like how it’s done in Breath of the Wild, but I’m not sure I plan for enough non-weapon items to be in the game to warrant such an inventory.

Oh yeah, also started working on a shader/post processing thing to give it a better look, but it hasn’t worked out too well yet, so I’ll get back to it later once I figure out more basic mechanics.

I’ll post more later, need to recover more now.

intothewaterfall  asked:

I feel you. I'm currently on my first playthrough of ffxv and I actually had to stop playing for a while when I got to chapter 9 because it legitimately ruined me. I always get too attached to the characters too haha. It just felt so real. It broke my heart seeing them all suffer so much. I'm having a bit of a hard time going on playing but at the same time I love the game so much and I just really want to continue. That train from the game is the real angst train xD kinda scared for ep Ignis :0

Omg ‘angst train’ is the correct word indeed! And I wholeheartedly agree on all of your points ;___; As a player you feel with them, feel the atmosphere of defeat almost, let it sink in what is happening around you. I Just passed the part again were you stop at Tenebrae…. I can’t get over that feeling when you see the whole of Fenestala Manor just burn… and like I- you feel you want to do something about it, but at the same time you feel so powerless because of that damn gloomy mood and music *pulls my hair and screams*

And I think I’ll buy a tray of beer for episode Ignis, I don’t think I can stay sober after that….

Why Kuroko no Basket is a Roller-Coaster of Feels

So sports anime isn’t watched read for their story. It probably has tournament-styled arc that usually results in a lesson of teamwork and friendship. What makes each sports anime unique is usually in its characters and action.

Kuroko no Basket is not exactly a ground breaking anime or manga. It didn’t start a revolution of sports manga and anime like Prince of Tennis or even for basketball like Slam Dunk.    

What makes Kuroko no Basket one of my favorite anime of all time is in its characters and they definitely have one colorful cast. I mean that very literally.

Just look they color-coordinated them for you!

A Rainbow of Color

So the main point of Kuroko no Basket is the Generation of Miracles who are called the best basketball players of their generation and are all considered geniuses.

They eventually grow too strong and became disrespectful and arrogant. Kuroko’s goal for the majority of the show is to show them that basketball isn’t always about winning and that their mentality is wrong.

In different sports anime, these characters would simply be considered bosses for Kuroko and Kagami to defeat. They are the ones who are wrong and needed to be corrected.

Now what I think is the strongest point of this show is that the characters are so relatable and so easily able to get attached to. Every match you see the in, you understand the characters better and somethings do not know who you want to win.

In Prince of Tennis, another one of my favorite sports animes, I adore all the characters but even Seigaku plays against other teams I am rooting for Seigaku. This is mostly because the opposing tennis team is usually not portrayed as much as the main characters. 

In Kuroko no Basket, that concept is thrown all out the window.

Not in Black and White

What Kuroko no Basket is amazing at is keeping balance between genius and mundane. Each character is never just one side, but both sides at once.

What I really liked was that the character designs are unique enough for me to remember each character, something that should be hard to do with a cast entirely made up of boys.

Each character starts out as a stereotype, but than develops so far beyond that.

Kuroko is the cold, never show emotion guy but later shows that he has a drive to be strong and devotion to the highest level.

Kise is the overexcited, pretty piece of eye candy. That absolutely refuses to give up and learns to love his team.

Midorima is the stick-in-the-mud, serious glasses guy for megane fans. Who goes through amazing development from trusting in only himself to trusting in his teammates.

Aomine is an asshole arrogant prick/bad boy who after watching the Teiko arc you just want to hug and never let go.

Murasakibara is a lazy giant that likes candy, but also has an adorable childish personality.

Akashi is a psychopath that is still charismatic and intriguing enough to steal every scene that he is in.

Empathizing With the Characters

But it is the line that Kuroko no Basket draws between the Generation of Miracle’s humanity and genius that makes every character so amazing to watch. You completely understand them and why they act the way they act. But in the end there are no villains, only misunderstandings and wrong ideals.

One of my favorite characters, Midorima Shintarou is a perfect example of this. On court, he is the number one shooter of the Generation of Miracles and has a 100% rate of accuracy as long as no one interferes with his shooting.

But off the court he is just a dork with his own eccentricities and weirdness.

That’s him reacting to dog pee in his cart.

It is the same with every character in this show and that’s why I think that I love this anime so much. Every character has motivation and most importantly growth. 

While this is nothing new to the protagonists of sports anime, I find it amazing to see that it is the “antagonists” if you call them that to receive that treatment. 

This makes the story so much more meaningful, it is not only the main characters that lose but also the opposing team and both are desperately trying to bring victory back into their grasp again.

As the audience we can only watch their struggle and when they lose we understand their pain. They are human and when we see them fail we perfectly understand why it hurts.

Why do you do this to me!? You are just a sports anime!

And while the supporting characters on the Generation of Miracle’s teams are obviously with less screen time, the show doesn’t ignore their pain. Take for example, Kasamatsu who is the captain of Kise’s team and after the Touo match you see him take a brave front, but ultimately breaks down in the locker rooms.

I just cried for Kise and now I’m crying again. Thanks show.

And it is in this attention for detail that makes this show both heart-pounding and heart-breaking.

Conclusion

In Kuroko no Basket, we wish for a happy ending for every character because we feel they deserve it, but that just doesn’t happen. And it is the same with life. However you understand they, just like anyone in real life, has a future the far extends past the end of this anime.

This anime makes characters that you can’t help fall in love with and make them human enough to be relatable and talented enough to be dangerous.

You feel pride and happiness with their victory and sadness and pain at their loss, but you know that they will learn and grow. This journey you take with all the characters is why Kuroko no Basket will always have a special part in my heart.

I’ll leave off with one of my favorite quotes from this anime.

  • Niko: Hey, [Player]? Can I go rest before we continue?
  • Me: Absolutely, Niko!
  • [Niko goes to sleep and the game quits]
  • Rational me: You know, you can probably just reload the game right now if you want to continue playing. You don't HAVE to leave OneShot alone for a while.
  • The part of me who gets too attached to videogame characters in 0.5 seconds: MY SON NIKO NEEDS REST I SHOULD LEAVE THE GAME FOR THREE (3) HOURS AT LEAST-

wynonna-url  asked:

I love HP but I've never understood the part of the epilogue where the kids don't know why people are staring. You're telling me they've grown up being the kids of Ginny and the golden trio, James has even had a year at Hogwarts, and no one's spilled the beans? Harry knew he was famous the second he entered the wizarding world, I don't understand how James can have gone to Hogwarts and not learned a thing about Voldemort's second rise to power, or how his first ended.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN READING IT. Then I was like, oh okay. So they’ve all lived low key and no one has really had to deal with their parents fame or anything. Thats kinda cool I can get with that haha Ron joking that he’s famous but its true.

then we were told Hermione did amazing things for the ministry. That Harry became an Auror, that Ginny was a badass quidditch player. And I thought, huh, well thats weird. I guess the kids just didn’t think those were things to stare about…

THEN THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS READING THE WORLD CUP COVERAGE ON POTTERMORE I WAS JUST

like. they are very obviously famous and being treated as such. It just made me even more certain that Jo wrote the epilogue VERY early on, and was too attached to it to change it.

Pokémon Go

Players in the city: I’m level 15! I’ve caught a ton of rare pokemon, and hatched a dozen eggs! It’s so nice to get out and enjoy the sunlight!

Me, who lives in The Deep South™: I walked for twenty seconds, and it’s so hot. I can’t grip my phone because my hands are too sweaty. My clothes are attached to my skin like velcro. I’ve caught 500 Pigdeys and two Spearow. I’m out of Pokeballs because there isn’t a Pokestop in a fifteen mile radius. I am dying.

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The Yeti Lives!

I decided to fire up my Gamecube Game Boy Player attachment, to get some better quality images of Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Game Boy Color.  Honestly, this is the only one of interest.  They included the Yeti in Ski Free! 

That icy bastard was picking its teeth afterword with one of my skis too…  Looks like it put on weight since the last time we saw it (see lower image of Windows 3.1 Ski Free!).  Probably due to eating wave after wave of skiers.

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Good mornings. Except from Gladio 😑

These guys are just too cute. I absolutely love the relationship they have. I particularly love that they are portrayed as being unafraid to show emotional vulnerability and that they openly express how much they care for one another. You can’t help but get attached to them. All I want to do is take care of them.  

I can’t wait to use the demo as an example of making players identifying and/or empathizing with characters in my video game thesis. 

Chapter 44: Beware...of a MAN with a broken heart

September

“Aug-gee I’m scared.” I whispered to AJ hearing Papa throw stuff in the kitchen.

“Me too … I want mommy and daddy.” He whined holding my hand as we sat on the sofa watching TV.

“Did y'all miss Papa?” He said coming towards us with cookies and juice. I didn’t wanna take the cookie off the plate because I was scared but mommy never let’s us have cookies in the morning.

“Where’s mommy and daddy!?” Aug-gee asked smacking on the cookie.

“Mommy is busy and I am your dad, remember?” Papa said looking at Aug-gee in a scary way.

“No daddy look like Aug-gee and they got same name. Your name Trey like uncle’s.” I whispered slowly.

He looked at me slowly yelling in my face like the big blue monster off of Monsters Inc when he scared the kids. Dadsy, me, mommy and Aug-gee always watch that movie. I started crying out loud for daddy because I missed him.

“Don’t hit my sister!” Aug-gee yelled kicking Papa in the leg after he spanked me. Papa fell down and we ran upstairs hiding.

“I wanna go home.” I cried in my big brother’s arms.

“We are Seppie daddy,mommy, uncle Trey, aunt Ny, and my girlfriend aunt Tae is gon find us.” He whispered as we heard Papa looking for us.

Trey B.

I didn’t mean to blow up like that and hit her but I couldn’t stand the fact that the niggah brain washed my kids into calling him daddy. AirRen been blowing my phone up with phone calls and threatening messages. My favorite one, He gon kill you when he find you … If I don’t first. The bitch was delusional and so was that punk ass niggah if he thought he was gon get anywhere near me or my family once I got Ren back too.

“Seppie … AJ?! Papa got some more cookies if you come out!” I bribed attempting to make them come out of hiding. This hotel was only so big but they managed to hide themselves well.

‘Fuck it!’ I thought after an hour of searching. “Y'all can’t hide for long!” I yelled out turning on the TV throwing back the refreshing cold beer resting my eyes.

August (AJ)

Seppie fell asleep on my leg why we was hiding from Papa. I was scared too but daddy always told me I had to be man for Seppie and mommy if he not there. I didn’t love Papa anymore he scared me now. I opened the closet door that we ran into looking for somewhere else to go. I seen a phone by the bed and grabbed it. Mommy dials the numbers for us if we wanna talk to someone but I don’t think it’s hard. I ran back to our hiding place pushing the stinky clothes back in front of us. My school always told us to remember the safety number

“9-1-1” I looked at the numbers but they all looked the same. A picture of mommy popped up and I pressed it and her face got bigger and I seen numbers counting on the side.

“Trey if you fucki-”

“Mommy?” I asked.

“Oh my god! August baby where are you.” I didn’t like hearing mommy cry so I started crying.

“In the closet … Papa hit Seppie… help us mommy.”

I heard daddy’s voice talking, “Hey lil man, daddy gon find y'all. Just stay where y'all at,okay?”

“Kay.”

“Where’s Seppie?”

“She sleeping … I protecting her like you said.”

“That’s my man. We gon find y'all son.”

I heard Papa feet moving up the stairs looking for his phone. I ran a put it back before he came back.

“What the hell … hello?” “Niggah you ain’t gon do shit!” “They my kids and that’s my girl carrying my baby” “Yeah I’m sure niggah” “If she get one I’ll bring them to you and leave y'all alone.”

August

“What did he say?” She asked as I walked back into the house.

“Don’t worry about it.” I snapped.

I swear I wanted to fuck sum shit up. CoCo better be happy she pregnant cuz she definitely would have felt the pain I wanted someone to endure right about now. All she did was either crying or silently rubbing her belly. I know this shit wasn’t her fault but she really gotta start communicating better with ah niggah.

“You know you got some fucked up communication skills,right?” I looked towards her crying her eyes out.

“Look I said I was sorry. I didn’t know he would ever do anything like this.” She cried out from her place on the couch.

“I don’t care what you thought! Either you tell me everything or nothing … and if youn tell me nun I’m taking both of my kids away from you and you and that niggah can have y'all family.” I growled.

“What the fuck you mean? You got three kids and you not taking my babies no where! What they gon do live on a fucking tour bus? The paparazzi don’t even know about them let alone me!” She yelled getting in my face.

“What imma say to them? Girlfriend has two of my kids but got pregnant by a basketball player! That shit sound okay?” I barked looking down at her face.

“So you don’t think I’m carrying your baby?” She whispered lowly.

“Honestly I don’t know … why would this niggah be going so fucking hard over some pussy wit two and a half kids attached to it?” 'Fuck I went too far.’ I realized after she moved out of the room searching for her keys and phone in silence. I didn’t know how to tell her Trey agreed to leave her and our family alone if she DNA test for my baby Co was carrying and I agreed to spare his legs for his career and most importantly his fucked up ass life.

Trey

I figured she didn’t want to talk to me after I blew up her phone all day and finally got hit with the this phone is temporarily out of use message. I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself. I cleared out all of the liquor I had stored around the house. I rarely drank unless I was at an event or I was angry but I vowed I wouldn’t drink anymore especially when TJ comes and I get her back.

'Girl you used to feel so bound in my arms *I wish we could touch some more (and it’s eating me alive)I’m sitting, working on this letter (gotta put my feelings down)The first line I write, I was wrongSo wrong, so wrong, so wrong, so wrongAnd it’s not your faultIt’s so wrong, it’s so wrong, it’s so wrong

[Chorus:] That I fumbled your heart’ I wrote down each word praying for her to come back. I hadn’t realized I was crying until I looked at the wet spots that were spread across the sheet of paper.

“She’s my heart.” I whispered tossing the pad to the floor pulling out the blue tiffany box that held the circular symbol that I wanted to bound us together forever. I didn’t know when the right time was but when I get her back I’m not waiting any longer.