You guys. I am SO thoroughly impressed by what Markiplier and his team put out today.
First of all, I’m so glad that it wasn’t what some people thought, which was that Amy was pregnant (although the picture of the two of them with Mark wearing the “dad” shirt did throw me off as well).
I love what he did for so many reasons.
1. He made a video on a day where not everyone feels like today matters, that they are loved, etc., that made everyone feel like they were loved and cared about.
2. This was SO UNIQUE. Like, obviously he’s not the first person to do this, but no one else has ever done anything like this, this well done, recently.
3. The ENTIRE TEAM was FANTASTIC. I would love to get some behind the scenes footage.
4. This was hyped really well. It didn’t push the event in your face, because the fandom took it to the next level. The mysteriousness and vagueness leading up to it made everyone more intrigued.
5. THE RETURN OF DARKIPLIER AND WILFORD WARFSTACHE. Darkiplier appears in the horror play in the date and the editing on that alone is fantastic. And then in the 10th and final ending, Wilford Warfstache makes an epic return, a throwback to someone who we haven’t seen in years, probably.
6. Honestly, Mark’s acting was really good and shows a lot of promise. I hope that we get to see a lot more like this in the future.
I’m so glad that I got to participate in this, and I can’t thank Teamiplier enough!!
Rules: take a photo of your favorite sim in their usual gender/look/makeup/style etc. and then take an after photo of them completely genderbended. You may edit their features to match the original sim’s face if needed.
First off, this challenge was bloody hard!! I haven’t touched sliders in a very long time and it took me ages to get her face looking like Levi’s, and still it’s nowhere near where it should be! Typically, my game froze before I could tweak her any more but luckily I managed to take some shots, otherwise I’d be beyond pissed.
I may give this another go in the future, but I must say it’s a lot easier dressing Levi up in female clothing than to make another sim!
I think a lot of people I know have already been tagged so I won’t bother - if you read this and want to give the challenge a go, consider yourself tagged!! xxx
so many attempts at explaining why 40 years of constant inconcievable torture is somehow nicer than 6 weeks of earthly isolation and each new edition is more desperate and absurd than the previous version. It’s almost as if there was no reasonable canon-based scenario where that makes even modicum of sense.
just… just remember this, kids, for your future fansplaining endeavors:
If you are rejoining Blazer Nursing after yesterday’s post, you already know that I mentioned group projects. Let me be the first to say that I generally despise group projects, as do most go-getters, anti-procrastinators, and other factions of studious individuals that have yet to be named. It seems that nearly every time, one individual is the workhorse pulling a cart weighted down by two or more “slightly-less” motivated students. Simply put, they’re not equal OR fair.
But let’s take a moment to be brutally honest: we have all played the part of the workhorse and cart-goer AND when push comes to shove, an occupation in nursing isn’t exactly equal or fair, either (why does she get so many smoke breaks? She’s pumping again? I had the overflow patients last week. What do you mean I get a shortened, working lunch?)To be totally blunt (god, it hurts), group projects DO teach essential skills that nurses need to have. For group projects to be successful and for nurses to be successful, there are three magic ingredients:
Flexibility, Honesty/Humor in Open Communication, and Understanding
Flexibility: It always seems like everyone is on different schedules. She has a job on the weekends. He does internet security on night shift. He has clinical on Thursday, and you have it on Sunday. I could go on for days. If the group can’t meet up, trust one another as competent individuals (you all did make it into nursing school) and develop a plan that everyone agrees to where it can be completed in individual, spare time. Keep each other accountable without jeopardizing other arrangements.
Honesty/Humor: Group projects seem to always take a sour turn when tensions are running high. The expo is around the corner and there was a miscommunication that (pardonnez-moi)ROYALLY FUCKED everything. Instead of getting frantic, determine where the miscommunication occurred and take steps to fix it (because being passive-aggressive and saying “it’s fine, whatever” has LITERALLY NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING).Be upfront from the beginning (nicely) about the purpose of the project, its direction, and roles of each individual. Find the strengths of each person and build off that foundation. Also, greet mistakes with laughter, not anger.
Understanding: That one girl in your group, yes, the sorority president; the one that always coordinates socks, hair bows, and badge reel. She works two jobs to pay dues to network for the post-graduate job search. She also has a knack for fundraising and critical thinking. And that boy, yeah, the stereotypical slacker type; he seems like he’s skipping out, but his twin sister and her partner are having their first child and the pregnancy is risky. His mind might be other places, but he’s a delightful public speaker with charisma and brilliance. You never know the path other’s in your cohort are walking until you are in their shoes. Cut an appropriate amount of slack.
Trust me, I know. The reason why we actually hate group projects is that they require us to be a decent human being. But everyone deserves that sort of treatment from the get go, whether they are your future patients or fellow classmates.
Here are five ways to make group work less stressful and more efficient:
1. Utilize iCloud Platforms (Google Docs, Dropbox, One Note, etc.). These allow multiple users to edit and share information without being face to face.
2. Think, then Act. Conceptualize and plan the project before starting to execute. Do the research and specify your findings.
3. Use Strengths to Your Advantage. Ask your group what parts of projects that they like doing best as well as what they are willing to do because they seem to excel (even if it isn’t as fun for them)
4. Give and Take. Don’t even think about just doing the whole project yourself. That is the headache you don’t need. Learn to say no, and learn to say yes.
5. Have Some Fun. No project is functional when the atmosphere is stiff and serious 100% of the time. Know that there is a time to work with your group and there is also a time to crack jokes. Also know when to be professional and when to be a regular (most likely vulgar and obscene) young adult.
Rules: take a photo of your favorite sim in their usual
gender/look/makeup/style etc and then take an after photo of them
completely genderbended. you may edit their features to match the
original sim’s face if needed. tag other 10 people & tag your
challenge with #simsgbd
I already did this with Jamie and Edna so I decided to choose Manbir Sidhu who is another of my favourites (who btw is now married to Jamie’s sister Ginger in my game so you might see more of him in the future ;p)
I don’t think she looks much like Manbir as I had to tweak her a bit because when I go male to female the sliders don’t play nice.
If you want to do this, don’t be shy, consider yourself tagged because I don’t know who to pick!
“God.” Ashton groaned as soon as you got back from babysitting his younger cousins. You thought that they were the sweetest things in the world, Ashton thought they were the spawn of satan.
“It wasn’t that bad.” You said putting your purse down and grabbing a water bottle from the fridge.
“They drew all over me!” He said. “I’m never having kids.” He whispered but you still heard him. You froze, you had always wanted kids. Since you were a little girl you wanted kids.
So when you got pregnant, you were more than happy. You were waiting for the right time to tell Ashton and now you weren’t so sure of when that time will be.
“Why not?” You questioned him.
“I hate kids.” He said. You had never heard him talk like that. Whenever he saw kids he was really sweet and nice. He was always nice to the younger fans, you weren’t sure where this came from.
“Oh.” You said sitting beside him. You never really talked to Ashton about wanting kids, and you weren’t going to now. “I’m going to head to bed.” You said and he nodded, changing the channel on the t.v. “What am I going to do?” You whispered, panicked. “He’s going to kill me!” You nearly shouted.
“Y/n? What’s going on?” Ashton knocked on the door, opening it and looked at you. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing, it doesn’t matter.” You said shaking your head. He walked over and grabbed your face, kissing you.
“It does. Just tell me. I’ll help you.” You shook your head, close to tears.
“I can’t. You’ll hate me.” You said and he looked shocked.
“What? I could never hate you.” You shook your head.
“You will.” You whispered sitting on the bed and he squatted in front of you.
“What’s going on?” He asked resting his hands on your knees. You sniffled, looking down at your thighs.
“I’m pregnant.” You whispered looking up. Ashton’s hands slowly fell off your knees and he had a blank stare on his face.
“You’re lying.” He said.
“Why would I lie?” You asked getting upset.
“You’re lying!” He shouted standing up.
“No I’m not!” You shouted back at him. “I wouldn’t lie about something like this!” You shouted, you were so angry, you felt like you were going to slap him.
“I don’t want this!” He said.
“That’s not my kid.” He said after about five minutes of silence.
“What?!” You shouted. “You think I cheated on you?!” You nearly screamed.
“You’re getting an abortion.” He said.
“To hell I am!” You shouted. “This is my baby and if you don’t want any part of it’s life fine but you will not tell me to kill my child when this is all I’ve wanted since I was eight!” You shouted.
“I want no part of that kids life.” He said grabbing his keys and slamming the door. You sat on the bed, your face in your hands. You should have been more careful but then again, Ashton wouldn’t have wanted kids in the future, the break up was coming sooner or later.
You’ve picked me Jongdae– I don’t know how but you did. I’m grateful that you’re my bias though, because you’ve taught me many amazing things during the time I got to know you (even if it was Chen and not the real Jongdae). They say that it’s the qualities your bias possesses that draws you in… and I guess that’s why you’re pretty perfect in my eyes.
It’s not just your hard work and perseverance that inspires me, but it was your genuine personality, selflessness, optimism and ability to turn the bad into the good that really caught me in awe. I know of very few people like you in this world and so I thank you for existing in the same lifetime as me. It was a breath of fresh air, and it became that I truly admire everything that you do. To know you is a privilege.
So I’m here wishing you a great 22nd/23rd birthday. I wish you well in all your endeavours. I wish you to grow and flourish more as both an artist and a person. I wish you to be confident in all the challenges you face. I wish you to be surrounded by those you love. I wish you to simply stay healthy and happy. I wish you a great future.
I congratulate you for all your achievements, and I will always support Chen and Jongdae.