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So of course now that I posted that I’m not really experiencing any lag in this save, I’ve started to notice some weird things. The Whiz Kids club at the school were all sitting in the cafeteria, supposedly talking to each other, but all they did was smile and stare at each other, with no sound coming out. For at least three Sim hours. Sometimes they would seem to freeze in place entirely (though the clock would still run). I also found it strange that McKenna was doing her homework by writing on the cover of her book. Hrm.

While all that was happening (or not happening), the caterer spent at least two Sim-hours staring at that chicken cooking on the stove. In that pose. Just staring. She eventually served the food but it took forever. So either my game is lagging badly, or these are post-patch issues. I think I remember reading that someone else was having the talking with no sound issue, but I can’t remember who that was. :-/ 

So far this has been a very unsatisfactory playtest - I really like how the school turned out, but it might just be good for story pics only (or if you use Zerbu’s mod).

(I’m playtesting with zero mods in, BTW - this is my CC-free save.)

Maybe watching a no commentary playthrough of PT Allison Road at 12am and then sleeping at past 3am wasn’t one of my best ideas. Because of that, my sleep was riddled with nightmare sequences. Waking up in an unfamiliar environment, reaching the end of the place, only to restart at the beginning. Rinse, repeat, start over. But the catch was that I always become aware at either the 2nd or 3rd cycle and as helpful as it sounded, that wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

Once I become aware so do the characters of my nightmare. I’d find myself at the beginning of the hallway, clutching at myself and desperately chanting, “Wake up! Wake up! This is a dream! A nightmare! You need to wake up! WAKE UP!!”, and then suddenly I’d be surrounded by people mocking me with, “Are you really?”, “How sure are you that this is a dream?”, “This is no dream.”, “Maybe it is.”, “Do you think you can get out that easily?”, “You can’t wake up.”

But I do wake up… Eventually. But then I fall asleep almost instantaneously. And the nightmare sequence would begin again. Rinse, repeat, start over. In hindsight, it’s hard to tell if I actually did wake up during those times or perhaps those were part of my nightmare too. A false sense of safety. Fleeting. Fake. No matter how many times I woke myself up, it didn’t matter because they’d drag me right back in. They’d greet me with smug smiles as if they were still self-aware. I had even become familiar with the eerie environment and maybe some small part of me had accepted whatever this was. A seemingly never ending nightmare. I was in that darkness for so long… Until finally, I wasn’t.

I woke up, restless.

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stef-qa-deactivated20170118  asked:

Hey Jeff, in light of Mary's news that she is leaving Gamespot and the inevitable "THAT MUST ME SHE'S GOING TO GIANT BOMB" that's happening (like it did when DO'D left) could you clear up whether that's actually a possibility? I mean surely Giant Bomb and Gamespot have some kind of non-poaching agreement right?

It would be really inappropriate for me to comment on someone else’s career decisions and I sure wish people would stop asking me about this any time anyone ever that anyone has ever heard of is changing jobs or out of work. It’s flattering that people care so much but I’m never going to have anything to say on this topic beyond “stop asking me about this.”

Also I’m not a lawyer, but I suspect that something put into place that prevented people from applying for open jobs within their own company would probably be illegal.

theload  asked:

How would you advise someone to go about making a Kaiju? What else goes into them other than being large?

I’m a person who loves archetypes, so my first bit of advice would be to look at the classics - both in design and how they work in their stories, because those two components are inter-related.  Form follows function after all - a lot of the classic elements of Godzilla’s look and personality are a direct result of the story he was made to tell.

Kaiju need to look large in addition to being large - there has to be a sense of mass to them, which involves playing with the proportion of body parts.  Honestly, messing with proportions is like 90% of solid monster design - all the spikes and whatnot are just the icing on the proportion cake.  Godzilla’s enormous thighs and tail dragging stance give him this rooted, heavy look - he’s an almost literal mountain of reptilian power.

Thematically, kaiju are (almost) always a response/reaction to mankind’s hubris (or the hubris of some fantastical equivalent of mankind, like the xiliens) - Godzilla and several of his fellows are prehistoric beasts turned into monsters by humanity’s reckless nuclear testing, Mothra is a benevolent god whose righteous anger is turned on humanity because of humanity’s capitalistic desire to exploit her people, Hedorah is a pollution monster who feeds on the excess of civilization, etc.  Humanity is almost always the initiator of the conflict - we’re the ones who picked the fight.  This is true of even some of the vilest kaiju.

Finally, kaiju need to have personality.  While monsters in general don’t always need to be treated as characters in fiction, kaiju have to be characters.  If it’s just an antagonistic force with no motivation, it’s not a good kaiju.  Good kaiju need to have at least one dimension to them.

do you ever think about how damn relieved the CIA must be that bart found someone that she cares about? not because they give a damn about her, but because as we have seen, (outside of trying to kill the wrong person) she can’t be hurt. like there’s a damn good reason they showed up with a small army and a tank to take her on and honestly? if she’d been alone id bet she still would have won that battle. but now that she has someone else, someone mortal who can very much be hurt and killed, they now have an incentive over her that they never would have otherwise. which. does not bode well for ken.

and i think about that a lot.

anonymous asked:

It seems there will always be bitterness in the trio of Hinata, Kageyama, and Tsukishima. Furudate portrays the 3 of them as unfriendly rivals who are only driven forward to outdo eachother. Unlike most characters that can be happy for a teammates accomplishments these 3 are just petty, jealous, and rude towards eachother. All of them barely tolerate eachother and would never willingly hang out. I wish Furudate would let them be friends but he loves making them an antagonistic trio even more.

I’m almost completely sure I got this exact same ask once upon a time and I’m pretty sure I answered in the exact same way: I don’t agree. I don’t know where you’re getting that impression, anon, but that was not my impression at all. 

Just to set this aside first, you say they are jealous about each other’s individual growth? Well, yeah. You are aware that they’re competitive, it’s like half of kageyama and hinata’s characters at this point. Tsukishima went through a whole character arc to learn that it was okay to be competitive. Almost all the characters, these three included, see other people’s growth as a challenge. That doesn’t mean they’re toxic about it. They aren’t going to jump up and down in excitement for each other but they shouldn’t be expected to tbh. As long as they aren’t hindering each other (which they aren’t) then it’s fine. And they are happy seeing others improve. Hinata and kageyama are often shown being proud of each other. Tsukishima acknowledges and plans for hinata and kageyama’s skills and often admires them. When you say petty and jealous about other people’s growth, I assume you mean hinata? And you’re not completely wrong, I guess. Hinata is often irrationally jealous of other people’s development–often feeling like he’s been unfairly jilted, assuming that it’s easier for the others to grow than it is for him. Things like following tsukishima to the camp? Was it rude and a bad way to react to feeling left behind? Yes. But hinata didn’t think of that. Hinata’s got flaws and one of which is that he’s insanely single-minded and therefore he can’t always see the consequences of his actions. So yeah, his jealousy is there and he acts out on it but he never means any harm by it even if he causes some. He’s not being bitter or antagonistic, he just feels like he needs to catch up. It’s not like he wants tsukishima or kageyama to stop growing. None of the karasuno boys are truly unhappy about seeing their teammates improve, they just also see it as a challenge. There was legit an entire training camp arc about it.

Kageyama, hinata, and tsukishima all started off on bad terms, there’s no denying that. Kageyama literally tried to kill hinata via volleyball. Hinata was unnecessarily bitter about some pretty petty things (i.e. tsukishima and kageyama’s heights, their experience, kageyama beating his middle school team). And tsukishima straight up just did not like them and felt uneasy when surrounded by their passion. Since then, with no to minimal interference from others, all their relationships have improved greatly going from animosity to teamwork to respect to tentative friendship. On court, they’re flawless. Off court, they’re all some sort of friends. They won’t always get along and they aren’t the type of friends who can randomly hang out every other day, but they’re friends. Tsukishima and kageyama are the most tentative pair but even if you don’t want to call them friends, you can’t call them enemies anymore either. And remember, they reached that level with not-even-a-year under their belts and very minimal interference from outside forces. Considering that they all basically hated each other at first, that’s not bad at all. There’s no point rushing these things. I feel pretty confident in saying that it kind of seems like they really just need time. They’ll never stop being rivals, it’s an integrated part of their dynamic. Sorry if that’s disappointing, anon. But that’s never affected the respect they have for each other regardless so they don’t really have to fix that. And off the court they’re slowly becoming closer as people. Furudate doesn’t make a whole ordeal about it because this isn’t a drama, but things have definitely changed. Also, I don’t know what you mean by ‘they would never willingly hang out’ because they have willingly hung out. We’ve seen it. And I’ll go that one step further and say that going to go get food or whatever with the team after practice definitely counts as hanging out because it’s voluntary? 

So I can’t agree with what you’re saying anon. Also, I don’t know if you’ve sent this before or not and I’m not going to go digging for it, but if I’m right and you have please stop. It won’t change my answer and it’s just a waste of my time to answer the same question over and over. Please and thank you and I hope I answered you.

artisticsay  asked:

Hey so me and my friend are pretty close. I have fallen for her, but she is still questioning. I asked her some questions that would pertain to me like " would you date a girl?" And "would you date someone older then you?" And stuff like that. She said yes to all of my questions. I want to date her and I really like her. I just don't know if I should go ahead and tell her how I feel or just keep it in my heart till she finds someone else...

I think you should tell her how you feel, if you don’t and she does find someone else you’ll regret it and wonder what could have been

anonymous asked:

In a SaM post you mentioned Jericho having been watered down. I also noted your attention to KS and wanted to ask if Jericho was originally going to be more Sangwoo - esk? Not sure if sangwoo's level of dark is where Jericho would have been but...

Um… I mean, I don’t see Jericho as the kinda guy who would kill someone. He’d probably fuck around and someone could end up dead because of it by someone else and he’d be shocked/surprised/intrigued, so as far as him being like Sangwoo goes, not too much I guess. He could probably kill someone if he worked up to it after years and years, if following Titus had panned out.

I also never really got into his homelife. And since there’s no opportunity to do so now, I guess I’ll have to keep it to myself about what his mom and dad are like. Though, you can see it isn’t the best place in the one update Satan goes into Jericho’s room.

IDK specifics. It’s not like I had specific incidents that Jericho was going to be involved with, but he was just going to be more offputting and a little more violent/manipulative/sexually charged. So. Yeah. Nothing specific, just a general area I could’ve pushed just a tiny bit more.

I never planned on SaM being some nsfw comic so even still, if I did more with Jericho a lot of it would just be subtext and implications as well, but I missed a good opportunity to expand on a very bad dude as a young boy in the comic. I’ll always kick myself for that. But who knows, maybe I can still salvage some of it with flashbacks?

anonymous asked:

Carmilla, Laura Hollis, Kara Danvers, Lena Luther, Cat Grant, and Alex Danvers

You, Anon, are evil.

Push off a cliff: Again, Kara. I’d fill her in on the reason, but she could survive that no problem and none of the others could. This is Kara we’re talking about- it’s not like she’d mind if it would save someone else’s life.

Set on fire: Cat Grant wearing a fireproof suit. She’d probably get a great article out of the experience anyway.

Kiss: Lena Luthor. adajfhegliedhflu. Do I even need to explain this one?

Marry: Laura Hollis. I keep getting Carmilla on “What Carmilla Character Are You?” quizzes, so we’d probably be compatible? Regardless, 10/10 would ask out if we met randomly at a convention.

Wrap a blanket around: Alex Danvers. Hush little baby gay don’t say a word/Mama’s gonna buy you a sense of comfort and self-acceptance in light of this new and kind of scary facet of your personality you’ve just discovered…

Be roommates with: Carmilla. The room is a wreck. Nobody but us can find anything in the permanent carpet of black clothes, books, cardboard boxes, and fancy Swiss bun wrappers. The lights are never brighter than “strong oil lamp” levels. So many candles. So much girl rock. We are both too gay to clean.

anonymous asked:

Why is it that Leaf Lady is the only person giving us good teases about CS? You would think they would want to promote the love story of the main character

The only person????

I’m sorry but no. A&E have done interviews and teased way more than “good stuff” .. you just apparently didn’t believe them.

Set reports are not meant to get out! Interviews are. So when they say in interviews that we’re going to see an epic adventure … that’s going to happen and you just have to wait for it.

CS gets promoted a lot. Please bring that nonsense to someone else’s inbox.

anonymous asked:

What about zevran and Isii? I feel like they'd have an amazing relationship & chemistry

I agree! Honestly, if I had to pick one character from any game that Isii would have the best, healthiest and happiest relationship with, it would be Zev. Hands down. Everyone else can go home. 

The two of them are really similar in how they approach sex and relationships. They’re saucy little flirts who would absolutely compete with one another to see who will break first. They both play the “I won’t admit I’m in love” game when they catch feelings for someone. The two of them would probably jump straight into bed with one another and then spend the following weeks dancing around the conversation, not quite talking about whether or not they’re “just friends” or something more than that. And Isii would also really adapt well to Zevran’s lifestyle. His somewhat nomadic, picking up and leaving when it suits him, moving wherever he pleases or wherever his work takes him arrangement would honestly be perfect for her. She would get to experience whole swaths of Thedas in a way that she never could have dreamed of doing when she was living with her clan. 

The one matter that could be a sticking point for them is his line of work. Isii would not judge him for it (much), but she is not a fan of killing people. She never went for the execution option when she sat in judgement. She sees death as a means that should only be used if there is no other way to serve the greater good - and even then, the person dying has to have done something to deserve it. On the other hand - Isii generally prefers subterfuge over a direct confrontation, so she would see the value in assassination as a tool to ultimately save lives. So it would really depend on what kind of clients he is serving and what sort of targets he’s assigned to take out. She would also find the way in which he recounts his history a bit chilling, given how impersonally he sometimes talks about murders he’s committed. But she understands where that comes from. She knows his history, how he was raised, and how it’s easier to treat these acts as some mildly amusing anecdote rather than actually dwell on the horror of what he’s been made to do. 

doublebarrelrenegade-archive  asked:

Dad and daughter on fire 20 hit me with those feels fam

     “… E’ryone I ‘ad cared for, has either died, er left me. E’ryone—” he shoved Malcolm while some tears came to her eyes. “—Fuckin’ except fer you!” hose tears fell freely from her eyes as the two looked at each other amongst the tension. “So dun tell me tha’ I would be safer wit’ someone else, b’cause th’ truth is I would jes’ be more scared!”

@doublebarrelrenegade-archive

anonymous asked:

My mom won't let me bind because my family has a history of breast cancer and she's worried a chest binder could cause me to get cancer at a young age (I'm 15). Could this actually happen or is this a myth?

There is no evidence to support it. Many people bind for often many years with no resulting health problems from it. If someone did later develop cancer there would be no way of knowing its cause, it would most likely have occurred regardless. It is mainly a genetic thing. Especially when you have a family history of it. You will be at the same risk as anyone else but with a family history that risk is increased. Having bound in the past and later developing cancer does not imply causation. There are few studies done on this so it cannot be said for certain but it is certainly unlikely. Being on T has also not been found to increase cancer risks above a normal cis male. There is just no evidence to support these claims

In regards to age you may just want to be more careful with sizing if you are still developing, you may find you need to size up later so what initially is the right size may later become too tight. There is no reason you cant as long as you do so safely. There are minimal risks with binding when correct procedures are followed. It is still of course good practice to follow safety and check regularly for any changes, dont bind when you dont have to or for too long etc will all minimise risks

Here is an ask on this topic answered by another blog

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“You were directly involved in bringing down the Empire. You and Artoo. So I don’t know why you’re calling me Master. Why you call anyone Master. Seems like people should call you that.”

“Why…I…I don’t know, sir. Programming, I suppose. All droids must do as they are programmed.”

OF COURSE Poe Dameron cares about the civil rights of droids and respects them as individuals. He’s not going to perpetuate a weird slavery hangover where even heroes of the Galactic Civil War are programmed to scrape and bow to humans and call them ‘master’. 

things you should definitely 100% not think about when you think about philip shea (except do because philip shea is perfect and you should always think about him)

- Okay, first of all, don’t think about how Philip was literally almost shot and actually did literally beg for his life for a moment and allowed himself to be scared about that for approximately .5 seconds before sucking it up and remaining seemingly calm for pretty much the rest of the show (except for when he realized tommy and tracey were in danger. because philip shea cares about other people. but once they are gone, he accepts it quickly and moves on. that is philips’ like number one skill. accept and move on. don’t think about why that is).

- Don’t think about how he somehow got to the city in the middle of the night and then didn’t even risk going inside. Don’t think about how he just curled up on the couch outdoors as if this was a common, acceptable place for him to sleep and passed out, alone, after almost being killed.

- Don’t think about how he goes from saying “I’m done. can’t go back, can’t go back there” to accepting he can’t live with him mom again in approximately ten seconds. He doesn’t argue too much about it. Doesn’t beg or plead or threaten to run away. Just says “I know” and gives his mom cigarettes and then sits and comes out to her because she wants to hear nice things about him and to him, lukas liking him back enough to kiss him is a nice thing.

- Don’t think about how when given the opportunity, Philip will sit next to a man who has almost definitely abused him and just do nothing but pretend the guy likes him.

- Don’t think about his honest confusion when he asks “Why not” after Lukas says he didn’t have sex with Rose.

- Don’t think about how Philip is so calm and willing to do or be whatever the person he loves (read: his mom and Lukas) needs him to be. I mean, yes, he tells Lukas no that one time and calls him on his shit other times, but really, overall, the kid is willing to put himself on the line for those he cares about: “Had to be cool for my mom—I can be cool for you to.” “What do you want me to say? I’ll say whatever you want.” Ugh, he just—he tells Lukas not to drink the hand sanitizer but then three seconds later he does the same thing, no questions asked, because Lukas tells him to. Don’t even get me started on the whole Rose debacle.

- Lukas freaks out when Philip hands him a condom, Philip minimizes it and says “It’s okay. it’s okay, it’s fine” coaxes him back down and no more pressure to do anything. Philip tells Lukas he told his mom about them, Lukas says “There’s nothing to say” and Philip just nods quickly, “Okay.” Doesn’t argue. Doesn’t call Lukas on anything. Just says okay and then offers to take Lukas into the city cause he thinks that will help him.

- Philip won’t get Lukas drugs, but he will help Lukas look for things to sell when he asks and go with him to the pawn shop and wait outside while he does it.

- And, like, I’m not saying this to say Philip is a pushover or weak, he’s not- he’s just contained. All the time. He is the stable one. The calm one. He is careful not to push too much. He thinks of solutions and waits to see if they will actually be listened to but is very, very cautious with actually being assertive with his ideas/wants/needs. He is just so much more attuned to everyone else.

- Oh, ALSO, don’t think too much about how Philip overheard Gabe and Helen arguing about him and chose to step out and put himself in that line of fire anyway. He could have just hung back and waited a little. Or, fuck, run off until things cooled down. But Gabe was being yelled at and they were arguing and so he decided to step in. Cause Philip wants to keep everyone happy.

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IS THIS CAT YOURS??

We found her hanging out around our house in Kitchener/Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and she kept on meowing at our window. We’re feeding her and have two other cats and everything needed to take care of her, and shes a really nice cat, but I’m guessing she belongs to someone else.

So if you’ve lost a cat or know someone whose lost a cat that looks like this one (and are somewhere in the area) then please message me!

Note: I’m not sure that this cat is a she, and the collar we added because she didn’t have one