i really like how low quality the video was for some reason

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I’ve been thinking about this game. Personally to me it represents a lot of lost potential - it’s a great concept but it’s brought down by a less than stellar execution. The cartoon designs look more like stickers than anything, just barely resembling a stereotype of a stereotype of the 1920′s-30′s cartoon style. While I don’t like complaining about people’s choices in design and art, I guess the theme is one that I’m rather passionate about, and a little bit of research from the developers would bring the game to a much greater level of quality than it is at the moment. The monsters in the game are also just unimaginably lame, and to me represent just plain blowing off the original idea in favor of more “serious” horror.

(Continued under a readmore because I say a lot; tl;dr I talk more about where the game went wrong in my opinion and how I would recommend changing it.)

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Chainmail myths and the foibles of “historical testing”,

Chainmail armor is perhaps the most misunderstood type of armor in history, often viewed by people who don’t know much about ancient or medieval weapons as a low quality lesser form of armor. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth, and the reputation of chainmail has suffered as a result. Typically when one thinks of chainmail one thinks of Europe and the Middle Ages. In fact, chainmail has been used all over the world by many cultures and dates to ancient times, including civilizations such as the Ancient Celts (who possibly invented mail), Ancient Rome,Medieval Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.  Chainmail was even used by warriors in remote areas well into the 19th and early 20th century. Today chainmail is still in use, used by butchers and meatpackers to protect from accidental cuts, used in stab resistant vests employed by law enforcement, and even used by divers to protect against shark bites.

There are many reasons why chainmail is looked down upon by modern peoples uneducated on the effectiveness of ancient or medieval armor.  Contributors include movies and video games.  One common source which I feel contributes the most to the chainmail myth is modern “historical testing” of chainmail armor, often on TV shows such as on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, or the many Youtube videos on the subject.  Typically what occurs in this testing is that a so called historian or expert will test a piece of replica chainmail against replica weapons.  To the amazement of the viewer, the mail is sliced to smithereens with a sword, skewered like a kabob with spears, and pierced to death with arrows.  To the uneducated viewer, it would seem that chainmail was a completely useless type of armor, and even the most reputable of sources makes similar claims, that chainmail was deficient and was not effective for protection.  I can think of no better example than this clip from a History Channel show, the testing of which begins around 2:50.


There is a problem with the idea that chainmail was ineffective, and even basic reasoning and logic should expose that problem.  After all, if chainmail was so ineffective, why did anyone bother to wear it into combat? Why did knights, nobles, and soldiers spend fortunes on chainmail when it was almost useless?  Why would cultures across the world spanning thousands of years bother using it if it didn’t do its job of offering bodily protection?

The truth of the matter is that in reality, chainmail was exceedingly effective for its purpose, and in the cultures that it was used, in the time periods it was used, it was often among the best if not the very best option available. A warrior who went into battle wearing mail had a much greater advantage over opponents with lesser armor or no armor at all. So why do these “historical tests” often show it as being ineffective? First, it must be known that there are two basic types of historical chainmail, butted and riveted. There is a third type, welded mail, but this is mostly a modern creation that wasn’t used in history. Butted chainmail is a constructed out of wire bent into rings with the ends touching. The wire ends are abutting hence the name “butted” mail. There’s nothing fastening the two ends together, thus butted mail tends to be very weak and easy to damage.

The other common type is riveted chainmail. Riveted mail consists of metal rings that are fastened together with a metal pin or rivet.  As a result, riveted mail is much stronger than butted mail, in fact it’s typically 10 to 15 times stronger. Generally speaking riveted mail also tends to have a denser weave using better quality materials.

Butted chainmail really only has one purpose; as costume armor.  It is not meant to be used as real protective armor, and there are only a few examples throughout history of butted mail being used in combat.  Soldiers, knights, and warriors throughout history almost always used riveted mail due to its strength.  I cannot stress this point enough, butted mail is not real armor.  It is cheap costume armor produced for collecting, LARPing, cosplay, trick or treating, or perhaps ceremonial purposes.  It is not made to protect someone in combat. I should also note that in combat a suit of mail was typically not worn alone, but often worn with a padded jacket such as a gambeson. This not only added extra protection, but prevented chaffing and discomfort.

So in historical tests performed on TV or Youtube, what type of armor is most typically used? Well, whether its ignorance or because the producer bought a cheap piece of armor in order to save a few bucks, more likely than not butted mail will be used.  Thus why such experiments often have terrible results.

Unfortunately there are few tests using actual chainmail armor with riveted links.  However those few that do exist have a totally different story to tell and show just how effective chainmail really is.

In this video a person actually wears a suit of riveted mail while his friend stabs him with a knife.

I would suggest checking out some youtube channels such as skallagrim, the metatron, scholagladiatora, ThegnThrand, knyghterrynt, and shadiversity.  They do a good job dispelling the many myths about ancient and medieval weapons and armor, as well as giving loads of quality historical information.

The Wellington Conspiracy.

If you’ve been in this fandom long enough, you’ve probably heard the phrase “What happened in Wellington?” at some point. This has brought itself to be one of the most questioned moments in One Direction’s history. For the last 5 years, we have all been trying to piece together what has happened. Here’s some background as to what sparked this question within the One Direction fandom:

On April 22, 2012, One Direction performed the last show of the Oceania leg of their Take Me Home tour in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Back when the boys used to color coordinate their outfits like the Rugrats.

After the concert, the boys went out for celebratory drinks to start off their month long break between tour dates. Fans discovered where they were and hung out outside the bar they were in. One fan managed to take a video on their potato, producing the lowest possible quality video to ever exist on the internet. This video is believed to be showing the infamous “Wellington Kiss.” 

Not even a Nokia could produce a video with such low quality.

As you can make out through the 5 pixels on your screen, Harry and Louis definitely seemed very close. Many Larries believe that this video is concrete evidence of Louis and Harry kissing in public. It is speculated that you can even hear Louis yell out “Boyfriend!” in the video. However, they did not kiss that night, or at least not in that video. Something else happened. Something… bigger…. 

What really happened here? (x)

If you look closely, Harry appears to be very close to Louis’ neck. We suspect, with reasonable evidence, that Harry bit Louis in this area. The boys of One Direction have mentioned “love bites” and how they give them to each other. There have been a few instances where Harry has been keen on nibbling on Louis’ neck in particular, one of which being linked below:

Harry lunges at Louis’ neck after watching him nearly the entire interview.

While this proves to be quite suspicious, there are numerous aspects of Harry’s life that have us thinking. Here are some other questionable things about Harry Styles:

1. He enjoys hanging out at night. Here is a collage of images of Harry lurking about in the dark:

Notice a trend? He seems to fancy the color black quite a bit…

2. Harry sings a song called “Up All Night.” Humans tend to sleep during the night… so why is Harry awake during this time? Does he even sleep?

Lyrics from the song “Up All Night.” Notice the line “I’m still wide awake.” Suspicious, right?

3. Recently, Harry came out with a magazine cover and spread in Another Man Magazine. The images are quite shocking, as Harry appears to be wearing clothing from as early as the 1960s. Were the images inspired by the 60s… or were they taken in the 60s?

Harry Styles, looking suspiciously like a member of The Beatles.

4. Harry has a tattoo that he has covered up in recent years. The tattoo on his wrist read “I CAN’T CHANGE.” What couldn’t Harry change? Was it about how he doesn’t age, relating back to #3 and these 1960s pictures? 

A tattoo of acceptance for what he truly is.

With the given facts above, we have sufficient reasoning to believe that Harry Styles is actually a vampire, and bit Louis Tomlinson that night in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Is there a Twilight-esque romance happening in One Direction? We believe so. 

However much evidence we think we have, there is no confirmation of this theory by Harry or his reps. We tried calling multiple times and they blocked our number… Awkward. 

Therefore, this mystery of “What happened in Wellington” remains

UNSOLVED.


-The Expired Kiwi

DIVIDE REVIEW

Eraser: Eraser is easily one of Ed’s best and most honest raps I think he’s put out there. YNMIDNY and Take It Back have more the undertones of not giving a fuck about what the industry thinks and staying a step ahead while being aware of the darkness to avoid. Eraser shows the side of Ed I feel he had been trying to hide from us. It’s honest about his struggles and alludes to cocaine, which is a terrifying drug (not that he needs to be told).  It seems to be an almost apology for the wrong turns he’s made throughout his career; to us, to his family and friends, and to himself. I think this song is the perfect reminder as to why Ed took his year long break to find himself and his happiness again and for that reason it is a perfect opener for this album. It forever warms my heart endlessly to know Ed trusts us with songs like this that are so brutally honest and full of his deepest emotions. I feel happy that he can open up and get these feelings out, but I hope he never feels like he needs to apologize to us for things like this. This is a reminder that celebrities are real people too, just like you and me. It can’t be easy to live under a microscope all the time. I hope he knows how much we love and appreciate him. We are well aware he is not a perfect person and it is totally acceptable to make these mistakes and lose yourself because everyone does.

Castle on the Hill: I remember when Ed dropped this song and Shape of You at the same time, I was immediately drawn to this one despite the ABSOLUTE BOP that Shape of You is. It made me feel so nostalgic for a childhood that wasn’t even mine and that is an amazing talent that no other artist has ever really made me feel (besides when I was 4 and first heard ‘butterfly kisses’ with my dad). This song made me, for the first time in my entire existence, feel nostalgic for my home town, I remember being back on campus in the city and crying in my bed about home AND I WAS MISERABLE IN MY HOME TOWN. I have always heard that nostalgia is a dirty liar and they would be right. But I found that, even though I hated home, I felt a longingness to be there and was reminded of the little moments of drinking in corn field at my friends barn and running through fences when the neighbors called the cops, of driving down every country road around my house with my dog or best friend listening to music, of all the little memories Ed sang about. It gave me an over powering feeling of excitement for the future; to look back and feel happy and whole at my life as ed does. As I have said so many times, I feel blessed to be alive at the same time as an artist like Ed Sheeran. He trusts us with these personal feelings. Hearing this song reminded me a lot of the same sensation I got from watching the Photograph music video. I felt like he had let us into such a different point in his life, before fame and music and before we existed in the same world. Letting us into his childhood and pre-fame life is such a big deal and he has no obligation to tell us anything about his past. I’m lucky to love an artist that acts as our friend in telling us childhood stories and secrets.

Dive: This one if for sure in the top 3 best of this album. I love the beat and the whole idea of starting a relationship and being nervous on whether or not to trust them or to just dive in. I think this might be the most relatable and best song both lyrically and sound wise on this album. Also, I low key see this as an Ath*na drag… do with that what you will.

Shape of You: I’m very happy Ed released this song first because it’s catchy and attracted more people to the album and him in general. It’s a very different sound and at first listen, I thought it was the SING of divide and didn’t love it, though it is an absolute tune. As I listen to it more, the more I really hear the lyrics. I appreciate a big star like Ed writing a song about the female body without degrading it. Also, he is talking about the entire shape of the female body; any and all types. As someone who has struggled with eating disorders and body image issues, it actually made me tear up a bit when he talked about appreciating the female body because the media usually puts pressure on women to look a certain way that isn’t possible and I guess I just really love Ed’s appreciation of women in every sense that he does. Also, that music video actually killed me and is absolute perfection. *cough**cough* SHIRTLESS ED!!

Perfect: I knew this song would be my favorite on the album because Ed had told us that this song was about Cherry and you all know how hard I ship them. Lyrically this song is beautiful. I think it really shows a very happy and in love side of Ed that we didn’t really get in + or x and I love that he is happy now. It is the purest song I have ever heard and an amazing change of pace from all of Ed’s other love songs because it’s not so sad. Thank you Ed for sharing yet another extremely personal part and emotion in your life. Cherry is extremely lucky to have such a beautiful song written for her AND I BETTER BE INVITED TO THIS WEDDING.

Galway Girl: This song makes me want to take Irish dancing again like I did when I was 4 years old just so I have the proper dance moves for this tour. I really appreciate hearing Ed say “pretty little” and sing about Irish girls. I had heard that this song wasn’t approved by his label because I guess Irish folk music isn’t popular but bitch now it is. I appreciate that Ed has always felt he could stay true to himself and where he comes from in his music. He is always 100% honest and embodies his roots, even when it’s not “the popular” thing to do. He had always talked about how important it is for artists to break in America to make it big, so most artists gear their art towards the American audience; Ed, though, has always kept it diverse and different. He further emphasizes the importance of being yourself to be the most successful you can be. Without realizing it, Ed has influenced and inspired so many people, whether it be in pursuing a musical career or just going out and doing what you want regardless of what anyone says. What a guy, what a bop.

Happier: This one was such a tease because I was really expecting a happy song but instead I got my heart ripped out. I think this goes with New Man because it’s about moving on from someone. It’s very heartbreaking to see someone you loved be happier with someone else and learn to be okay with it because if you really loved them you’d be happy for them regardless on if it includes you. This is another + vibes song and a sad song, and I live for the sad songs.

New Man: This song is a great change in pace and it gets goofy but is also serious. This is part of The Holy TrinityTM: YNMIDNY, Take It Back, and now New Man. This is such a drag on the fuck boys and I appreciate it and the fact that, even big famous popstar Ed, isn’t a fuck boy. This song drags this New Man to the deepest pits of hell with a catchy beat and lyrics about bleached assholes. Clearly this song is the quality content we all expected on this album and this honestly has to be in my top 3 favorite tracks on this album.

Hearts Don’t Break Around Here: For whatever reason, I really thought this was going to be the next Take It Back. I thought it was going to be a rap but again I WAS WRONG. This is the only time I actually enjoy being wrong and I should just learn to expect it with Ed because he’s always doing some type of shit to surprise us. It ended up being one of the sweetest songs on the album. It really continues on from Perfect and it makes my heart feel so full when I think of how happy he is now. As a fan, I think our job is to support his career but also respect his personal life and encourage his happiness; even if that doesn’t include us. This song just fills my heart and warms me at the thought of the place someone must be in to write songs like this. I feel lucky to hear it and anyone who has been through heart break and come out the other side can relate to the complete feeling you find in someone that you know won’t do that to you again. Ed somehow has the talent to make me feel in love when I’m not and has the ability to articulate the sweetest and purest feelings through amazing lyrics and song.

What Do I Know: To be completely honest, this is my least favorite song on the album and the only one I don’t really like. Ed had said his favorite lyric was in this song (Love can change the world) but I personally find it generic. Whoops. I do like the beat and how he mentioned his father. This album has such a big emphasis on family and love, so lyrically it related to that. But yeah not my favorite so I gtg.

How Would You Feel (Paean): I love this song and I’m adding it to the second Holy TrinityTM on this album: Perfect, Hearts Don’t Break Around Here, and How Would You Feel. These all truly embrace the happy and in love feeling of this album and of course I love any song about Cherry. The story behind this song actually makes me kind of laugh because Ed had only just reconnected with Cherry a week before writing this and he says he loves her. I actually really do love the sound of this song, though to be honest it’s not my favorite on the album or lyrically. I think I didn’t dismiss this song because of the back story of it. I think this song has a very + feel to it about being young and innocently in love and I really live for that. It’s a very soft and beautifully written insight to the very precious and personal time in their relationship.

Supermarket Flowers: OH GOD HERE COMES THE WATER WORKS. This song killed me just like I had expected. Ed has always been incredible at writing songs in honor of other people. I think this song killed me just as much as Afire Love did because I had just lost my great grandmother a week before this album was released. I felt an incredible connection to putting someone to rest and getting supermarket flowers to decorate their grave. It’s heartbreaking but also peaceful to know they are at rest. “you are an angel in the shape of my mom” killed me because I have never heard someone describe having an angel in such a beautiful way, as well as “heaven singing hallelujah you’re home” describing the peace that comes at knowing someone’s at rest. He wrote this song for his mother and played it at his grandmother’s funeral, which is so personal and beautiful.

Barcelona: Hearing Ed sing in Spanish was beautiful and amusing because I don’t think it was proper Spanish, but again I love the very worldly vibes that came with this album. I think this year off was both good for Ed’s mental health and his sound. It’s not only lyrically diverse but also sound and culture diverse and I love it. I feel like I’m traveling around the world listening to this album.

Bibi Be Ye Ye: I was especially excited for this song because I knew it was the song he wrote in Africa. This song truly embodies the theme of Divide and its diverse sounds. I remember when x came out and people were complaining that he “sold out” to pop and lost his sound, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was pleasantly surprised that Ed took such a big leap in sound and really changed his image and I loved it. He got to experiment and find himself in x and I think that gave way to his confidence to make Divide because he did so well last time with the diversity. I appreciate the he takes sounds from all over the world and represents other cultures while still respecting them and of course giving them credit. This is also such a BOP and the upbeat kind of song that it going to make everyone dance at his concerts.

Nancy Mulligan: This is an absolute BOP and the story behind it is amazing. It’s quite amazing that he wrote a song in the point of view of his grandfather, much like how I was blown away by Small Bump. The idea that he could embody the view point of a love story that happened years before he was born is quite amazing. One of the things I enjoyed most about this album was his focus on love and family and this song fuses them together with a very Irish sound. When this song title came up on the track list before the album was dropped, I was very curious to find out who this song was about because WHO IS NANCY? Ed being Ed didn’t fail to let us in on not only his very personal life but also his grandparents love story, which is quite an amazing tale. Like so many of Ed’s songs, I felt like I was almost invading someone personal space or listening in to a deep conversation that I was not part of. It is so personal and no matter how many times Ed is open and honest with us, I still get blown away; especially with this song in the fact that he references his grandmother in the point of view of his late grandfather. His story telling skills forever give me chills and take my breath away. I can only imagine what his grandmother must feel listening to this.

Save Myself: Jesus I was not ready for this song. It had so much pain in it and it kills me to know how greedy and selfish people are towards people who give and are the most selfless. It worries me a lot about Ed, but again I think this song compliments Eraser. He really needed the break from fame and especially his phone. I hope Ed learns to say no and to learn to be a little more selfish when it comes to giving people things, and I hope people who took and took from him learn to be more appreciative. I could say so much more about that, but I think I’ve rambled enough.

 

So, overall I think this is the best album Ed wrote and I love every song on it, which is a first! He was so open and honest with us about his family, emotions, love, pain, and loss. I appreciate Ed and all he gives us. Love you Ed, I wish you a long life xx

a few makeup tips!

maybe you’re trans, maybe you’re just new to makeup for other reasons, maybe you just wanna know some good makeup sources. well, no matter what the reason, i’m here to help with a few entry-level makeup tips!

  • drug store makeup is not inherently bad. yes, a lot of the cheap stuff is comparatively low-quality, but some of it is quite good! i especially recommend wet n wild for matte lipstick–they have some really excellent matte lippies for like, three bucks a tube, tops. the only bummer is that the casing is kinda shoddy, though, so losing lids is a very real risk. still, they’re worth checking out. they also make some pretty nice eyeshadow palettes! 
  • gel eyeliner is my personal favorite liner style–it’s way easier to apply than liquid liner, and way more precise than stick liner. it can run comparatively pricey (in comparison to liquid and stick, that is), but it’s one of those cases where i’d say the extra few bucks is worth it, especially since a little bit of it goes a long way. (if you lose your brush, i’ve found that thin cheapo paintbrushes–unused otherwise, of course–work pretty well!)
  • while ulta sells a lot of high-end fancy expensive makeup, they also have a lot of more affordable stuff, much of it quite good! i have a few eyeshadow palettes by makeup revolution that i got there–lots of very nice eyeshadow (plus a mirror!), and those palettes generally run under 20 bucks. so if you want a wide variety of eyeshadows, that’s a good one to look at. they also sell stuff by nyx, which is fairly affordable and pretty high-quality as a rule!
  • sales are your friend. it’s not unheard of to be able to find high-end makeup for a lot cheaper during sales–i got an urban decay lipstick for 10 bucks (they’re normally 20) during a macy’s sale!
  • the absolute best time to get large quantities of affordable makeup is around christmas–generally any time between november and january. it’s very easy to find gift sets, both at drug stores and dedicated makeup stores, that will save you a lot of money and often last you a long time!
  • makeup tutorials are pretty easy to find, both on youtube (if you’re able to follow video tutorials–i’m not, personally, but i know a lot of people can) and tumblr, as well as other websites! 
  • take care not to use certain makeups past the expiration date (generally the packaging will tell you how long you can keep the makeup before needing to toss it). this is especially vital with mascara–i’ve heard horror stories there.

if anyone else has stuff they wanna add, please feel free!

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Ashton Fletcher Irwin. Born July 7th, 1994. Hornsby, Australia. 23 years old. 23. Wait, 23!? Oh yeah! No, I didn’t forget. The whole fam remembered I’m sure. Today’s your 23rd birthday. So uh happy womb evicting day! How’s it feel to be an adult? I mean, technically (and legally) you’ve been an adult for the past four-ish years of your life, but let’s be honest, you never acted your age. But! That’s not a bad thing. Who likes serious and stone faced people? I don’t. One of the many things that makes you a great person and a pretty cool dude. And so, thought I’d make a little list of why we think you’re that cool dude 😎 Even the fans who came into the 5SOS fam recently, I’m sure can already feel your love. I know when I first did, around a year ago, I did almost right away. And the part of the 5sosfam that’s been around since the early pink speaker days can probably say they’ve never felt more loved by someone without speaking to them regularly or even never meeting them in person. The point is, no matter when we joined the fam, 2012, 2014, or 2017; or wherever we are, whether it be two blocks down from where you live, or thousands of miles away, we can all feel your love and how you genuinely care for the fans. Thanks for that buddy. And well, we wanna try our hardest to show you our love for you, so we put this together. Love you 💖 Your musical abilities. Jesus Christ, you’re amazing. When watching you perform, either live, or through low quality YouTube videos, the energy in you radiates through wherever you’re playing. Personally, I always listen to the rhythm you have going on in the background of any song because of how gosh darn good it is. Now, you’re known mainly for your drumming, but boy, you can sing (and play guitar and piano and who knows what else you’ve been hiding under your bed). Like, I think we all die a tad bit inside when we hear you sing, whether it be a solo or your vocals. The amount of energy and passion you put into your drums and singing shows how much you enjoy what you do, you don’t just do it ‘cause it’s what people want from you. You do it because you just plain love doing it. You’ve inspired so many people to pick up an instrument and let it take them places. (You’re songwriting is also really damn amazing 😜) We all go through difficult times at some point in our lives. Some almost too often, others once every few months or more, but still difficult enough to almost want to quit. You’ve showed us not to give up, that we’re here for a reason and that we matter. If we feel we aren’t loved, you come in and show us otherwise. Whether it be something you say through a small video or a tweet, or even just your actions. You’re a perfect example of just holding on no matter how hard and how unbearable the emotional or physical pain is, for each and every one of us. You’ve taught us that we can make it through and that it will all get better eventually. And since you’re the one always helping us get through hard times, we want you to know that we’ll always be there for you and we’ll try our hardest to make you get all our love somehow, no matter what. This is is so much shorter than what I wanted it to be, but I procrastinate way too much and couldn’t add as much as I wanted. So, now I’m just gonna make a list of all the other little things we all love about you. I also asked some friends to share some of their favorite pictures of you so… they’re all up there somewhere😁 •Your hair. Ash, your hair is just so curly and looks so soft like wtf. I wouldn’t be surprised if any guy is jealous of the beauty of it 😜Even I’m jealous, and I’m a girl. •Your eyes. Oh my god. The color of them is so bright and just so pretty. They can sometimes seem like a light light brown, other times green and just shbsnsnsk i love them so much. •Your many laughs and giggles. Do I even need to explain why we love your different laughs?? You can literally go from a super high pitched giggle to an evil laugh. Fucking love that about you 😂 •Your sassy side. I was actually surprised when I first saw this side of you. You can burn someone bad, but still do it while being your silly goofy self. (Also, your savage tweets…👌🏽) • Your dimples. I have only one thing to say. Your dimples need names. • Your tattoos. All amazingly beautiful. I honestly sometimes forget you have one in the back of your neck (we don’t get very many shots of your neck 😂) but when I remember, I cry a little. There is so much of you that I haven’t covered here. This list would be extremely long if i tried to list everything. But, the point of this all was just to let you know that we love you tremendously. You’ve changed our lives so much (in the best way) and I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate it. I hope you had an amazing day today surrounded by your loved ones, and that you have many more birthdays to come in your future. Remember that we’re all here for you, and we hope that you always find your way to happiness. Thanks for being a big part of our lives and an even bigger inspiration for many of us. Again, happy birthday, and congrats on another year living on Earth. Can’t wait for your birthday next year 😜 Lots of love, Ana (me) and the 5sosfam ❤️❤️

HIGH RESOLUTION COCKPIT(s*)

*soon

Spent a few days on this but I think the results doesn’t look too bad. It’s pretty basic in terms of functionality but atleast it looks acceptable (is it?). It’s based off the Su-27 cockpit but I took some liberties in modifying it because of reasons and make it look a bit different and unique. 

I’m going to try to keep the cockpit at this quality, depending on time constraints I might have to scale it down if its necessary but I hope it doesn’t come to that. Cockpits are hard to make, but when it’s at a somewhat acceptable state, it’s worth it.

Overall it was a good learning experience again tinkering with HR cockpits. I’ve learnt a lot of new techniques 

I’m going to shift my focus to the gameplay side of things again. Hopefully I”ll be able to post more often and show you more interesting things. 

I am aware that the sound design in the game is quite lacking. Sound design in the cockpit will be overhauled eventually, but you’re unlikely to see it for a while.


Expect another demo soon.


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Weird but important fact about video and eyeballs.

I was just reminded of this when I found an old video of my eyeballs shaking all over the place when I got overloaded and stressed.  It wasn’t that I looked at the camera in the video, at least not that I remember from looking it over really fast.  Just that I saw the eyes and, because of being reminded of eyes in general,  remembered something I learned a long time ago about eyes and video cameras.

So when I was a kid I was in a weird ultra-low-budget educational movie about grief.  They told us never to look directly into the camera.  They said that if you looked straight at the lens, then no matter what it really happened, it wold look like you were deliberately staring into the camera, and people would read all kinds of things into that, that aren’t really there to read.  They said even glancing for a second can cause this.  

Also, people in general see someone looking at a camera as the same thing as eye contact.  It isn’t the same at all. Some people who avoid eye contact also don’t look into cameras.  But some people do one or the other and not both.  It looks like eye contact in the finished picture or video.  But it’s really just staring at a little (or large, as the case may be) box when someone hits a button and/or points it at you. 

I remember watching a documentary sometime in the past 10-15 years.  Many subjects of the documentary were young (not yet adolescent, even, as far as I could tell) children.  Children who had either not been taught about these things, or had been taught and forgot, or just couldn’t help looking at the camera sometimes anyway.  More on that in a second, I need to add a note about being unable to avoid it even when trying:

From my time on the news – it is hard to pretend the camera and camera crew are not there.  I was able to avoid looking sraight ino the camera, but I (and the other people being filmed) found it impossible to pretend we were alone, which is what they were asking us to do.  I think it may be especially hard for autistic (and possibly some other neurodivergent people too) people to pretend something or someone isn’t there.  I don’t know if the children had this problem, or some other reason for looking straight at the camera sometimes.  But I bet it’s hard for kids to pretend entire camera crews out of existence too, especially in a high-stress situation like being filmed.

So anyway – back to these kids.

I saw a lot of people talk knowingly about how this one girl was obviously playing to the camera and not really interested in doing the things she was doing.  They based this on the fact that at one point she opened her eyes and appeared to stare right into the camera just before doing an even more fervent version of what she was doing beforehand.

And – they could be right.  She could’ve been hamming it up for show.

But – they could just as easily be wrong.  She could have glanced at the camera because she heard the camera crew and instinctively turned to look.  And then thrown herself back into what she was doing so that she wouldn’t get caught off-guard that way again.  And even a momentary glance like that could easily look like she was deliberately making note of where the camera was so she could “perform” better for it.  Because a glance can look like an intentional stare, when watching a video.

I don’t think we’ll ever get an answer to that.  But when it comes to judging people based on certain aspects of how they look on camera, I try to be very cautious if it involves anything that depends (for interpretation) on a moment when they looked at the camera.  Because that look gets exaggerated tenfold.  And because even someone deliberately looking at the camera can have zillions of different motives and not all of them are in any way related to puffing up their ego or performing or making sure they’re being watched or anything like that.

And remember that if you’re watching someone who’s in a documentary or on the news, the likelihood that they have any editorial control whatsoever is slim.  Meaning that things can get spliced together in a way that puts someone in a completely inaccurate light, either on purpose or by accident on the part of the editors and those who work with them.  

Even stuff that’s basically accurate can look wrong to people who aren’t paying attention to editing as a thing that happens in videos.  

Like… during my interview, they showed me typing, but only enough to show I was typing the answers.  They didn’t show me thinking before I was typing, and they didn’t show all of the typing, and some of the video didn’t always match the audio going on in terms of representing what happened in realtime.  All of this makes total sense and is standard.  You can’t show these things in realtime without wasting a lot of time.

So people afterwards somehow thought – even with obvious cuts between different views, etc. – that all of this was in realtime.  So they’d say it was strange that I never needed time to think before typing – no, they just didn’t show me thinking.  Some also questioned that the answers were so long but the time spent typing was so short.  Nobody involved seemed aware that even news interviews are generally edited somewhat, especially when they contain extremely long boring time-consuming typing sequences.

So just beware of this… I don’t know whether to call it an illusion, or what to call it if it’s not an illusion.  But be aware of this… misleading quality of cameras, I guess.  And remember that things are almost always edited and can range from slightly off to completely misleading – both when it’s intended to mislead and when it isn’t.  If your entire judgement of someone’s character is based on them looking at the camera, you might want to hold off on judging them.  Because they could as easily have been doing something totally different than what you imagine.  And if it’s part of a deliberate series of edits, the filmmakers may be attempting to portray someone in a particular light that may not be accurate.

I don’t know what that kid was doing.  But most importantly – I don’t claim to know what was going on in a the mind of a child I don’t even personally know, just because she glanced at the camera for a second.

TL;DR: Looking at a camera looks like staring even when it isn’t.  Be careful of judging people for looking at a camera during a video.  Be careful of looking at a camera during the taping of a video.  Also, editing is a thing and even editing that doesn’t intend to mislead can confuse some people.

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@natsumeweek 2017
(Bonus) Day 7; Favorite headcanon

Headcanon: Everyone loves Natsume. Everyone.

Continuation of this fic because I have no control over my life :’)

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When Natsume and Nishimura finally show up, almost two hours later than they said they’d be, they’re soaking wet and smiling sheepishly and—

Holding hands.

Katsumi freezes, watching them amble carelessly in from the light rain. Nishimura’s jacket is draped over Natsume’s head, and Natsume’s jacket is wrapped around a disgruntled-looking Nyanko-sensei, and they only seem to have eyes for each other.

“Sorry we’re late,” Natsume says, accepting the towels Katsumi hands him. “We missed our bus.”

“No thanks to Nyanko-sensei,” Nishimura adds smartly, and pretends not to hear the cat’s annoyed reply. He reaches for Natsume’s hand as they follow Katsumi down the hall, as casually as anything, and adds, “D'you think we could order some food? I’m starving.

Katsumi says sure, and let him just go find the house phone, he’ll be right back and they can just make themselves comfortable.

Two rooms away, he yanks his cellphone out of his pocket and stabs viciously at the screen.

What the hell is this?? Since when are Nishimura and Natsume a THING??

His reply comes fifteen seconds later.

Since now, apparently! It’s about time!!

Taki you TRAITOR

Hey, we all agreed to be fair to each other! Don’t be all sour because you didn’t get what you wanted!

Easy for you to say, he sends back bitterly. You have *Sasada*

A string of heart emojis is all he gets back, and he puts his phone away with a scowl. Snatching up a handful of takeout menus from the table in the hall, Katsumi follows the sound of conversation back to where he left his friends in the family room.

Great. Now he’s gonna have to deal with this all night.

They’re sitting on the same side of the low table, watching a video on Nishimura’s phone. Natsume’s head is resting comfortably on Nishimura’s shoulder, and the look on his face is far too affectionate to be for anything that he could possibly be watching in a video. 

He looks happy, though. Really happy. 

Shoving a mess of complicated and painfully unrequited feelings to the back of his mind, Katsumi steps into the room with a bright grin and a flourish of the takeout menus.

“You guys are hungry, right? Let’s eat. Well, first let’s get you some dry clothes. And then we’re cramming for your mock exam tomorrow, because something tells me you’ll need all the help you can get.”

Nishimura groans and sets his phone aside, and Natsume says warmly, “Thank you again, Shibata.” 

And it’s wildly unfair that his smile should still be allowed to do melty things to Katsumi’s heart. There’s no justice in this world. Katsumi is calling Tanuma tonight in formal protest. 

But for now, for Natsume, he waves it off and says, “Yeah, yeah. No problem.”

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brestaythuggin  asked:

Hey can u tell me how to forget fake people and move on? Btw ur gorgeous inside and out💜

Thank you😊

In life, it’s never good to put people into categories and stereotype them. Like attracts like, we attract like minded people. So if I was in such a position, where I thought other people are ‘fake’ from my perception, I would ask myself what is dishonest about me? For I must also be living quite dishonestly, whether that’s towards myself or to others, if I’m attracting that into my life.

Do you understand the shadow and the art of projection?

“Because one tends to reject or remain ignorant of the least desirable aspects of one’s personality, the shadow is largely negative, or the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious. There are, however, positive aspects which may also remain hidden in one’s shadow (especially in people with low self-esteem, anxieties, and false beliefs).To know yourself, you must accept your dark side. To deal with others’ dark sides, you must also know your dark side.

Carl Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality. According to Jung, the shadow, in being instinctive and irrational, is prone to psychological projection, in which a perceived personal inferiority is recognised as a perceived moral deficiency in someone else. Jung writes that if these projections remain hidden, "The projection-making factor (the Shadow archetype) then has a free hand and can realize its object–if it has one–or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power.”[6] These projections insulate and harm individuals by acting as a constantly thickening veil of illusion between the ego and the real world"

Simply put: what you don’t like in an other, is really something that lives within yourself, within your unconscious. All that your doing is psychologically projecting your negative aspects, in this case dishonesty, onto others so the problem is 'out there’ instead of realising it’s within. It’s a lack of responsibility for ones own self-development.

Positive qualities can also be repressed and go into the shadow, which then manifest negatively. So your positive quality would be honesty, but somehow someway, you’ve repressed that faculty for only reasons you know. Maybe in childhood you were expected to be a people-pleaser, so you’ve spent your life trying to please others, instead of expressing yourself how you truly wanted to. Maybe you where brought up in a chaotic home environment, so you wouldn’t say how you really felt because you didn’t want to rock the boat. Maybe you lacked confidence within your own individuality, so you follow the popular trends whether in your friendship groups or social media, lacking authenticity and originality, not being true to who you really are. These things are all a lack of honesty with oneself.

Watch this video on Shadow Work, so you can develop the shadow into something positive so it no longer unconsciously rules your life: https://youtu.be/SZ90jN2R9n8

Life is about learning. These things happen so that we can learn from them. Nothing in life is bad, it’s all just a learning experience. It’s the people who oppose you the most, that help you grow the most. People only develop when they’re challenged, not when they’re comfortable. So people who are causing you challenges in life, that you need to overcome, are actually good friends of your soul because they’re helping you develop into a stronger capable person. Just be grateful for all things and all people, even things that don’t appear seemingly good “The water that pollutes you is poison; The poison that purifies you is water.” - Rumi

God Bless, may you be divinely guided and filled with love and light!✨💗❤️

71 hours later – A Mass Effect: Andromeda critique

Et voilà! Since March 21, 2017, I’ve passed 71 hours in the Andromeda galaxy. Hated the first hour, because the Character Creator (CC) couldn’t or wouldn’t give me what I wanted. But as soon as I started the game with the default Sara Ryder, I could truly appreciate (and frown at) Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Here is a critique of the game. Let’s see what you scored, Andromeda!

I tried to make this review as spoiler free as possible. Hopefully, you won’t be spoiled. Fingers crossed!

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WIP meme

I was tagged by @sixsaltysweets! Thank you! ^-^

List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.


my original stuff:

1. Chant of Stars (I hate translating titles, it sounds much cooler in German I swear >.<): Emri’s story. It’s a constant construction site. This bloodsucking monster will never be finished. It started out as a classical “Chosen One saves the world from the Big Bad” kinda thing years ago when I was like, thirteen, and by now it’s sort of an attempt to subvert some of those exact fantasy genre clichés. I’m not saying it’s clever or anything, but I’m working on it.

Here are some of the working titles this thing has had throughout the years:

  1. Anxious Mage Is Doing His Best
  2. Trying To Help But Inadvertently Just Making Things Worse: A Character Study
  3. Death And Misfortune. Also At Least One (1) Cute Kitten.
  4. Why Are There No Dragons In This

2. Also, here’s a months old drawing of Emri that I occasionally go back to but have no stamina to actually finish because *gently fingerguns backwards out the door* 

3. Desert Sailor: Gil’s story. I’ve translated some snippets of it into English before, they’re here if anyone’s interested. It’s kind of bad since translations are hard and also this is all from the very first draft still, so… eh. I might go back to working on this one when I’m done with ANLG - though the motivation to work on my own stuff is really super low right now. After this whole fanfic experience where people are actually interested in what I write, it’d just be so goddamn lonely to go back to writing stuff nobody reads or cares about T-T


fandom stuff

1. And Nearly Letting Go: I mean. You know this one. It’s probably the only reason you’re following me ^_^;

It’s on a bit of a hiatus at the moment because *quietly backflips out the window* Don’t worry I’ll finish it, I’ve just been working on it for too long now and I need a break.

2. Prompts: I still have 10 or 11 prompts in my inbox. I promise I have not forgotten about them! They’re really helping me getting over my ANLG writer’s block actually, the last one I did was super fun. I’ve started writing 2 more and taking notes on 3 others already. Some of them are very difficult for me actually, but I’ll do my best!

3. Sneak peak of a silly thing that I may or may not finish:

I wanted to do 2 of those, but it’s way more work than I thought and I draw very slowly, so lets see if I have enough willpower to complete these.

(Yes even low quality shitposts are too time consuming when I do them. Y’all have no idea how long I take to even finish one simple sketch T-T)

4. Sketches: Since we’re on the subject… I have 2 rough sketches lying around that I wanna finish at some point, one of Mob with a cat (because Mob+Cats will always give me feels) and one of - ehhhh terumob kisses? o///o Which. Yeah. I’m no good at drawing stuff like that so I might never ever post it, but I wanted to give it a try ^_^;


Okay you know what I think that’s long enough, I’m not gonna ramble about all the half finished sketches or vague story ideas I never really started, because most of those aren’t WIPs so much as they are just orphans abandoned by the side of the road at this point.

Tagging friends!

@fireflysummers, @auro-cyanide, @sonicsarah1117, @azeher, @thecommonercomet, @keishota, show me what you got! (As always, only if you want! 💙)

anonymous asked:

I know KS is well you already know but I actually want to continue it just cause I'm curious on how it'll end /or who will end up dead first/ but the thing is... we are allowed to like what we like right? As long you know what's real and what isn't it?

I’m of the opinion that people simplify this issue too much. Consuming problematic media is not inherently wrong, but it’s not just enough to know “what’s real and what isn’t”.

Now, this is one particular issue in which I use my own behavior as a model, but note that I am not going to try and claim that my views are the ‘correct one’ or that my approach is better than others. However, I would just like to offer to everyone who worries about this some insight into a philosophy that isn’t quite so black-and-white as others I have seen.  

Basically, like every ask I ever receive, the answer’s going to be long, so hang on, Anon. Please note that Google Chrome ‘ran out of memory’ while I was writing this post, so if anything cuts off at a weird point, I just lost that portion and didn’t notice…

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Pairing: YohaMaru
Words: 11,720
Summary: When most people looked at her, they didn’t see bright, silky hair and slender legs that went on for miles. They saw eyes dipped in sunshine and a smile bright enough to perish any darkness. The warmth in her voice could melt an unsuspecting heart, and Yoshiko could affirm that. Hanamaru was beautiful, and everyone knew it but her.
Notes:  LLuminati Secret Santa 2.0!! I got @qllvllp this year! Not gonna lie, I was kinda stuck at first and in the end I settled with YohaMaru after running all over asking people for help LMAO but I did have fun(even tho it was difficult for me), and I hope you enjoy uwu Merry Christmas ding dong!


Diary of a Fallen Angel
Friday, July 21th

How do I even start these kinds of things? Zuramaru is a much better writer than I am. The Great Yohane’s talents lie more in the dark arts(which are probably more useful, if you ask me), but she still insisted that I take this diary and write in it every day. Why, you ask? Well, I asked that too– still don’t have my answer, but maybe I’ll find it soon. Summer break begins tomorrow, so I’ll have more to write about then; I’m planning to perform a large scale summoning soon. There’s something that’s been bothering me, and I think someone like Dantalion would be able to help. Hmm, maybe I’ll use this thing for notes too.

For later:
†ut pararent se ad gays kiddos. Ego litteram iustus dani hoc tibi, et numquam aliter scribere sole.†

• Pick up fake blood
• Zuramaru is coming over tomorrow, start the ritual early

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anonymous asked:

So... I watched yoi, then ended upon youtube binging on figure skating videos. Do you have advice on how to start following this amazing sport? Like, when are the first competitions coming up? Is there anything really important I should know (like, in a figure skating sub culture)?

Your timing couldn’t be more perfect! I have been thinking about doing an intro for new figure skating fans for a while… I know a ton of posts like this exist already, but one more doesn’t hurt, right?

Let’s do this! *rolls up sleeves*

(By the way, if any other skating fans spot any mistakes, please let me know so I can correct them.)


“Watching IRL Faceplants!!! on ICE” 101 for Yuri on Ice fans! (And any other newbies)

Originally posted by yoichiidesu

First of all, I advise you to follow the wonderful, sent-by-the-gods blog @soyouwanttowatchfs . As the name suggests, they share information on watching and following competitive figure skating, introductions to skating rules, schedules, streaming info, etc. I’m going to reference them a lot here!

The team is also super helpful and answer questions, though make sure that what you’re asking about isn’t already explained in their guides or FAQ. Right now, it’s smack in the middle of the competitive season and they tend to get a metric ton of asks.

There is also an affiliated blog, @soyouwanttolearnfs , for those looking to start skating yourselves — competitively or just for fun and exercise!

I’m not going to cover basic skating rules because YOI already does that, but if you’re curious about more details, there are always the handy intro guides linked above. I’m going to quickly talk about the other skating disciplines, the competitive season, how to watch competitions and how to dip your feet into the fandom. Also look out for the skaters in the funny gifs: they’re worth following closely!


Game Mode: Single-Player or Co-op?

There are four main competitive disciplines in figure skating:

  • Men’s singles: covered extensively in the anime.
  • Ladies’ singles: yes, ladies’, not women’s. Antiquated gender norms, I guess.
  • Pairs: two skaters (per ISU rules, specifically a man and a woman. Antiquated couple norms, I guess) performing together. Includes jumps in unison, lifts, throws, death spirals, and other elements that give me mini cardiac arrests.
  • Ice Dance: like pairs, but obligatorily dancing to the beat of the music and not the melody/words. Also does not include jumps, throws and death spirals (for which my heart is thankful).

There is also the always-forgotten synchronized skating. Think synchronized swimming, but the water is frozen and people wear knife-shoes. It’s not an Olympic discipline, but there are major ISU competitions for it.

*Awkward segue* …the much talked-about ISU is the International Skating Union, by the way. They make much of the rules. Expect to see a lot of people cursing them!

Originally posted by hanyuedits

(Right to left: Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu admiring the plastic Marseille GPF medals. If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of the superhuman cryptid Nathan Chen.)


The McFreaking Competitive Season

Figure skating seasons take place around the northern hemisphere winter months (for obvious reasons), roughly from August to April. In terms of major competitions, the typical season looks like this (courtesy of this post​):

  • Oct/Nov: the YOI-famous Grand Prix series (GP series), consisting of Skate America, Skate Canada, Rostelecom Cup, Trophée de France, Cup of China, and the NHK Trophy. They are invitational.
  • Early Dec: the Grand Prix Final (GPF), which caps off the GP series (and the first half of the season) by pitting the top 6 skaters/pairs of each discipline against each other.
  • Late Dec/Jan: the national championships (Nats) of each country, which is one of the top factors that determines which skaters will represent the country in international competitions. The ones that get the most attention are Japan, Russia, US and Canada.
  • Late Jan: the European Championships (Euros), consisting unsurprisingly of European skaters (including Russians).
  • Feb: the Four Continents Championships (4CC), consisting of skaters from, well, the remaining four continents.
  • March/early April: the World Championship (Worlds). Pretty self-explanatory. Also marks the end of the season.

Now, despite YOI making such a big deal of the GPF, it’s only the third most prestigious competition. The second is Worlds, and once every four years, the Winter Olympic Games take place and a general bloodbath ensues.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a country that actually gets some low temperatures (unlike me *ugly sobbing*), search around to see if there are local skaters and competitions you can follow. If you’re lucky, they might appear on local/national TV, and if you’re extra extra lucky, you could nab tickets to watch them in person!

So, when I say you arrived just in time, I mean that nationals have just ended, the European Championships are about to begin (25-29 Jan) (click for schedule + streaming info) and 4CC is on the horizon! We’ll be having a lot of fun over the next few weeks!

[Information on how to actually watch this nightmare and engage with the skating fam fandom below the cut]

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I’m constantly defending found-footage/docu-horror movies, but my defense usually goes a lot like “OK, yeah, there’s a lot of trash, but it’s not ALL trash, and I’m not just talking about Chronicle”, followed by me trying to remember movies that aren’t Chronicle and dodging objects thrown at me by Cloverfield defenders (look, I watch these movies for fun, so I have to respect your life choices, but we’re just going to have to agree to disagree on that one). ANYWAY, the point of this post is that now I have an actual list that I can show to people to demonstrate that there is some decent/not boring found-footage/docu-horror out there. These are my top 10 favorite ones (of what I’ve watched so far), and they’re sort of in order:

  1. The Dinosaur Project: I like this one because, well, dinosaurs, the effects are actually pretty good, and, for a horror movie, it’s a lot of fun (DINOSAURS). I also really like the ending.
  2. The Tunnel: This movie is sufficiently creepy throughout (AUSTRALIA, MAN), helped a lot by the very claustrophobic feel of the tunnels. I still don’t know what the hell that thing is, but I do know that I think “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?!” every single time I rewatch this. 
  3. Banshee Chapter: First of all, I have to mention that this is one of those movies that falls into the “someone’s filming but all our characters are in front of the camera” trap during some parts, but I honestly think it adds to this one, in a strange way. It’s really not at all what I expected, and there are a lot of moments where you, along with the characters, wonder if any of it’s real. Also, I almost pissed myself AT LEAST twice.
  4. Afflicted: This movie is HELLA. I honestly don’t know what to say. It’s a really great movie and a really great horror movie that just happens to be done in the found-footage style.
  5. Evidence (2012): I specified the year on this one because someone else made another found-footage movie called Evidence a year later, but this one is MUCH better (or so I think). I don’t even know where to start with this one. It’s one hell of a ride, that’s for sure. It’s all normal (for a horror movie) at the beginning and then proceeds off the deep end at a very high speed and just keeps diving deeper and deeper. 
  6. As Above, So Below: This one is a lot like Evidence in that what you think it’s going to be at the beginning is not at all what it turns out to be. It is also one hell of a ride. I sort of stumbled out of the theater in a daze the first time I saw this, trying to figure out what the hell I’d just seen (the second time was mostly spent suppressing laughter because the two other people in the theater with me were legit screaming at certain points).
  7. Lake Mungo: I wouldn’t really consider this a straight-up horror movie, in that it’s not really outright scary (except for that one jump scare, OH GOD), but it’s HELLA FUCKING CREEPY. There’s a sequence at the very end that just made my skin crawl.
  8. Incident At Loch Ness: This is also not really scary, but it’s HILARIOUS. It’s a movie about a guy making a movie about Werner Herzog making a movie about the Loch Ness Monster, and IT’S AS RIDICULOUS AS THAT SOUNDS.
  9. The Wicksboro Incident: I feel the need to make a disclaimer about the quality of this movie. It’s a VERY low budget movie, and some of the effects could use some work, but that’s the ONLY reason this isn’t higher up on the list. It’s like that COPS episode of The X-Files, but on a shoestring budget.
  10. Exists: This movie is what happens when someone is watching one of those Jack Link’s “Messin’ With Sasquatch” commercials and thinks to themselves “how could I make this into a full-length movie?”, and then proceeds to actually write that movie, and I have to say that I really liked the answer to that question.

Of course, those aren’t the ONLY good movies, but I wanted to keep the list short, so here are 5 honorable mentions:

  1. Haunted Poland: This is probably the realest found footage film in terms of filler content (so it’s kind of boring in spots, since it’s normal vacation stuff). It’s what we all WISHED Paranormal Activity had been.
  2. The Hunted: I just really liked this one. It’s kind of generic, in terms of story, but it’s executed well and it’s also genuinely creepy.
  3. The Bay: I know that a lot of people think this is the best ever, and I won’t deny that this one is good, but I think that the quality of a lot of the video is TOO good. That’s probably in my top 5 found-footage pet peeves, to be honest. It’s hella gross, though, and also hella creepy.
  4. Grave Encounters: A LAUGH RIOT, but not very scary (to me, at least).
  5. The Frankenstein Theory: This one is kind of the opposite of The Hunted, wherein it’s a good story with a somewhat generic execution, but it’s still a good movie.
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Originally posted by sxy-jmn

Anonymous:  “AHHHH! I’m so sorry about the confusion! Let me correct myself… Can I request a scenario when bts *jungkook* is very tired and trying to stay awake to spend time with you but failing?sorry!!!

No worries!! Hope you like it!! :)


Genre: Fluff

Characters: You x Jungkook

Word Count: 1.K

Plot: You told Jungkook you missed him, so he tries his best to stay awake for you. 


The clock read 11:34 pm. It wasn’t particularly late for yourself, you usually stayed up till the wee hours of the morning. But for Jungkook, your idol boyfriend, it was definitely late– at least too late to be spending time with you. Being an idol meant strenuous days spent at the recording studio, practice room, and the entertainment company, so it wasn’t really surprising when Jungkook would come home after all his hectic day, just to knock out right away. However, today he didn’t have any practice or anything that would’ve tired him out, he had the whole day off. But instead of spending his day with you, he just sat at home all day, doing literally nothing.

You knew Jungkook was usually busy and needed to rest, you always urged him to sleep and eat, but you just missed Jungkook. You weren’t by any means an idol, so you had no right to get mad at him for wanting to take a break every now and then. But you were a full-time student, which meant your life was somewhat stressful as well. Maybe not as stress full as Jungkook’s, but you still wished you could see Jungkook more often, just to make your day brighter. You never really had the time to see Jungkook when he had a break or a day off, and because of your non-correlating schedules, you yearned his voice and his touch. You missed your boyfriend, so was it so much to ask if he could stay awake just this once to spend time with you?  

When you left Jungkook this morning to go to class, he was slouching on the couch playing video games. When you got home at 9:00pm, you were excited and eager to arrive to your boyfriend to spend some quality time with him, however, when you got inside, your night didn’t really go as expected. Jungkook was still playing video games, still in the same clothes and position, the only thing that might have changed was probably the level he was on. Annoyed, you decided to just let him be.

Now, at 11:00pm, Jungkook was making himself comfy on your bed, almost on the verge of falling asleep. You had a whole day to spend with Jungkook, but Jungkook was too lazy to even do anything. There was still an hour left until the day officially ended, and you wanted to ask him to stay up with you, to finally have some quality time together.

“Jungkook, let’s watch a movie!” You exclaimed as you patted his shoulder with excitement. You didn’t want to ask him so directly, it would make things too awkward, so instead, you decided to just beat around the bush.

“Um, it’s kind of too late to watch a movie, (Y/N). I don’t even think I could keep my eyes open for that long,” Jungkook said in a sleepy voice with his head turned slightly towards you. You laid your head back down with disappointment and let out a sigh.

“Yeah, okay…” you sighed, unintentionally letting your disappointment show with the tone of your voice. Jungkook turned his body to face you and he lifted his eyebrows with concern. You knew he knew something was bothering you, he gave you that ‘what’s wrong look.’

“I just.. miss you. I miss us,” you said in a quiet, shy voice. It was embarrassing to say, but it felt good to get out.

Jungkook immediately sat up and looked down to you, detecting the sadness in your voice. “Miss me? We see each other every day,” he exclaimed, referring to the times you saw him in the morning before your classes and his busy schedule started, and in the night, just before bed.

“You’re just really busy these days…” you said as you played with your hair to divert the attention away from your sad eyes, hoping to make things less awkward.

“I just have a lot more activities on my schedule,” he said, looking away from you. “But I guess you wouldn’t know that because I never got the chance to tell you.” He turned back to you, smiling as he placed the hair you were playing with behind your ear. “I can’t let my number one girl miss me. Let’s fix that.”

Being Jungkook, you thought he meant something sexual when he said “let’s fix that,” but you were surprised when he went on about telling you of his day. You decided that you missed him less after you heard all of his annoying work stories. But at the same time, it just further reminded you of how much you missed him and his quirks. As you tried your best to pay attention to his boring stories of his day, you also took the time to memorize the way he would scrunch his nose as he laughed and the way his crow’s feet appeared near his eyes when he smiled. You savored every moment, not knowing when the time would permit this again.

Eventually, Jungkook’s story came to an end, and that’s when he asked for your day. Your day wasn’t nearly as exciting as his, but you decided to tell him anyway. You told him about your classes, your homework, and for some reason, you spent a good amount of time telling him about your lectures on Descartes, caring not to leave out his Mediations on the First Philosophy. This alone was putting put Jungkook to sleep, but being a good boyfriend he tried his best to stay awake. After a while, you noticed Jungkook’s head would freely fall until he jolted it back up, indicating that he was clearly tired. Although he was practically sleeping, you were content because you did get to spend time with him, regardless of how little it was.

You decided to just stop talking to allow Jungkook sleep. You laid his body back into the bed and tucked him in, making sure that no limb was exposed because you knew that was the way he liked to sleep. You placed a kiss on his forehead before wishing him goodnight. Just as you began to walk away to get a mid-night snack, Jungkook grabbed you by your wrist. You turned to look at him and saw his eyelids struggled to stay open.

“Tell me more about Descartes Meditations…” He said quietly in a tired, low and raspy voice.


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THE NEWCOMER’S GUIDE TO LOUIS AND HARRY AKA LARRY

so, you’re new to the fandom/shipping larry? welcome aboard, it sucks is amazing.

this is going to be very long so be warned. it’s gonna be split into sections and i will try and cover as much as i can, if not everything.

here are the categories: (yes it really is that deep)

  1. The beginning (how they met)
  2. X Factor Larry
  3. After X Factor
  4. Closeting/Bearding
  5. Other important things

The Beginning:

So, five years ago today (10/07/15), Louis and Harry met at the X Factor Auditions and before they got put together, they met in the toilets:

and there’s a theory that their first words said to each other were “oops” and “hi”(which they have tattooed) and another theory that harry peed on louis at the urinals:

we can all assume that harry is quoting louis here since it all matches up.

also, when they met in the toilet, louis knew harry would be famous, so they got a picture together:

fate works in a weird way, right?

ANYWAY. they then coincidentally got put in the same band together…

and this was their reaction to getting put through in a band.. spot the couple.

this then takes us to the second part:

X Factor Larry:

so basically, x factor larry was so painfully obvious and they were crushing SO hard on each other during this time

here are a few gifs/images from the x factor tour diaries:

they hardly knew each other and louis is already doing this to him

okay this is too much

STOP IT

bonus:

THEY LITERALLY HAVE THEIR NAME TAGS ON AND LOUIS IS ALREADY HOLDING HIS BABY

here’s some more images from x factor:

such twinks

the fond and tension is unreal

so happy 

and my personal favourite:

cOME ON

we also have the iconic sugarscape interview where harry admits his feelingds for louis:

(that’s beautiful harry)

we also have some cute family photos too:

harry with louis’ mum during x factor <3

and here we have harry’s mum with louis and louis’ mum with harry :)))))

i’d post more photos but this is probably already way too long and we have LOTS more to talk about!!

this brings us to the next part:

After X Factor:

after the x factor, louis  split with his girlfriend hannah and the theory is that this was a real relationship but he ended it so he could be with harry. 

2011 larry was wild to say the least:

I AM A WRE CK

aand let’s talk about the importance of LEEDS:

so they went together:

what a cute date

and then harry wore his bracelet for SO LONG until it was literally falling apart

he worre it for around 9-10 months before it eventually broke/he got rid of it but then coincidentally got a tattoo in the same spot

it says “i can’t change” now obviously we don’t know the meaning behind this tattoo since it’s personal, but we can interpret it as something special :)  we will delve deeper into their tattoos later, though.

Bearding / Closeting:

here is the most interesting but also the saddest part of the ship. they can’t come out yet, for one reason or anther. one of the main reasons we speculate behind this is management won’t let them because it’s too “dangerous” for the brand (aka the fans), so we get beards. 

if you don’t know what a beard is, this sums it up:

and this is why harry has the “womanizer” image to avoid any gay rumours:

not only does this make harry seem straight, it also gives them publicity as a band and an overall hype so they sell more records and get more money. however, we know the truth:

louis has also had a beard:

this was painful to see, but im glad it’s over now and i don’t want to delve much into that because i could go on for hours.

Other Important Things:

there are SO many important things/events that have happened to do with larry and im bound to miss a few so i apologise in advance.

let’s talk about their MULTIPLE couple tattoos:

so matchy matchy

image

also i wanna talk about how when they hold hands their tattoos match up with each other and that makes me so sad

ANYWAYS, let’s get to the good stuff:

jealous! harry is my aesthetic tbh

but you don’t wanna fuck with jealous louis either

“if that”

and then we have the infamous wellington footage:

unfortunately the footage is really low quality but in the video louis shouts “boyfriend” and they look like they kiss!!!!!! but i guess we’l never know

here’s some more iconic stuff:

speaking of cooking…

louis says this is the most romantic thing he’s ever done for someone… alright.

and let’s not forget that THEY MOVED IN WHEN HARRY WAS 16

louis was harrys LEGAL GUARDIAN

this is all too much

THEY ARE SO UNBELIEVABLY CUTE IT HURTS

another iconic moment:

idk if i missed anything else important but i PROBABLY did

i also wanna conclude with a few other things:

AND THERE WE HAVE IT, FOLKS. honestly if you survived this, then kudos to you, my friend. 

if you enjoyed this post or ive missed anything, make sure to message me (and follow me ;)) but thank you for reading this mess!