i'm crying while i'm posting this

I am currently very tired so this probably might not even make sense in the morning but… 

I’m imagining a D&D minigame (probably lasts 1-2 hours tops unless you’re having fun with it) meant to break the ice for new groups, in which the DM controls an adventuring party and the players control NPCs as they naturally pop up. Specifically, it could help new players get comfortable with roleplaying without the pressure of sticking to a character they just made. If you do this before the character creation stage, then even better because they may stumble into a character they like acting out.

Rules that I’m just rambling out please forgive me if they are nonsensical: 

  • It’s all improv. Don’t break a scene to look up game mechanics like prices, or which checks to make, or what would give advantage/disadvantage. This is about the acting so if it’ll throw off the groove, make it up on the spot. It’s all about quick thinking.
  • No modifiers. You’re all making things up on the spot so if you have to roll something, don’t waste time justifying who would have what stats. You could even go without dice altogether. The d20 is just an optional element of chance here.
  • Mandatory introductions. I don’t care how goofy it is. state your name, race, class/occupation, a random character trait, and how their day’s been going up until this point. As many as you can off the top of your head. Go nuts because things get silly before they get really creative, in my experience. Note: Character voices are encouraged. For funsies.
  • Everyone participates in a scene. No pressure on how much they interact, but in each new setting, every player has to put one NPC in that tavern, shopping square, riot crowd, etc.
  • Plot not needed. The adventuring party strategically wanders in a way that builds a town/city/etc as the players make it up. The DM isn’t in charge of telling a story here, just keeping the energy of the improv scene going. This includes-
  • Leading Questions. This one’s the challenge for you, DM who likely already has a control complex and likes to plan out every detail of everything in their world because it gives them a sense of security. If anything, you are the one who most needs to be good at rolling with whatever your players hand you. For the sole purposes of making you uncomfortable, the newcomer adventuring party knows absolutely nothing about this town. Thankfully, the citizens know everything about it. Which is good because you need directions to find your way out of your rented hovel room let alone to the temple–oh that’s right. Who’s the patron there? You sure don’t know! Better ask someone! Get that DMs?? YOU KNOW NOTHING. 
    • Important: If the scene starts slowing down, it’s up to you to either encourage and interact with these townsfolk some more, or get moving somewhere else.

Example scene: order of NPC choice is determined by an initiative roll. 

DM: “Alright, so four adventurers walk into the tavern you’re in–”
Player 1: “Oh! I call the bartender.”
Player 3: “Aw… I had a bit I was gonna do.”
Player 1: “Okay, okay fine, I’m the owner of the tavern, Marcus McMuffin the half orc–stop laughing–and uh… I have a tattoo of a dwarf lover that literally no one else knows about? And my day’s been…hm. It’s been awful because I got stood up for a meeting. DM, I basically live in here, so I’d know they’re new, right? I wanna know if these guys look like trouble makers.”
DM: “The Barbarian’s flexing at anyone who looks in his general direction but other than him fancying a typical bar brawl, they seem decent–if lost.”
Player 2: “I’m the elven bard in the corner and I start trying to seduce the Barbarian with my beautiful voice!!”
DM: “Listen… you can’t just use your character from the last game. Cherry the Elven Bard would’ve totally seduced the barbarian but who are you now?… Nah it’s fine, dude. Take your time. We’ll come back to you.”
Player 3: “I’m the crazy old village drunkard who’s a human named Steve–”
Player 1: “I thought you said you wanted the bartender!”
Player 3: “–Who samples a lot of the wares and is thus the village drunkard! I said I was doing a bit, jeez! DM, I start rambling loudly at the strangers about something that sounds like one of those super infuriating sidequests–you know the kind–where you have to go through a lot of bullshit busywork and the longest fetch quest of your life but there’s a promise of GREAT loot at the end so you consider it anyway. You know what I mean? What do I do for that, roll deception? Persuasion?”
DM: “Nope. No rolls. Personally, I am so on board with this but I need you to make this speech right here and I need you to sell it.” 
Player 3: “Oh boy.”

If for some reason you want to try this please give me a rundown of how it went because I feel like it’s the perfect recipe for hilarious trainwrecks that come with all good icebreakers. (I feel like it’d be a fun drinking game somehow? But I don’t play enough to know how to work alcohol in in a reasonable manner. I’ll leave that one up to house rules.)

Taverns & Tanneries, never coming to a game store near you lmao

Edit: I just realized that when the group starts playing a real campaign, you can embarrass them by working their goofily-named NPCs in, keeping an entirely straight face while doing so. Watch as they squirm and laugh-cry over having to discuss the fate of the world with Marcus McMuf’an. If only they’d known. 

If only they’d known what was to become of Marcus McMuffin.

  • Me: Okay,
  • I'm actually going to go to bed at 9. No crying. No binge watching Netflix. No fanfics. No worries, just sleep.
  • Me at 3am: Going through the 5 stages of grief as I'm crying, watching the last season of my favorite show, while reading a fic of it and thinking of my own.

flaws of the triplets: 

Ohio: feels like she’s not good enough, takes it out on her team sometimes, gets angry easily 

Iowa: had a lot of brain damage from being without air for a really long time, doesn’t always pick up on context clues n often oblivious

Idaho: he’s hetero 

Did we already talk about the implications of Even wearing the exact same outfit the day he comes over after Isak sends him that text telling him not to contact him before he’s done with his girlfriend as the day they met on the tram and spent an afternoon falling in love only to be brought back to reality by the introduction of Sonja. The same denim jacket, the same hoodie with red strings, and the same burgundy t-shirt with those little glittery details. Yes I checked, and this is the only time he’s recycled an entire outfit down to the last detail (he did add a scarf though because it’s colder now), and while doing my very important research I also confirmed that the two times Even’s worn the most layers have indeed been in the scene where Isak blurts out he doesn’t need mentally ill people in his life and the du er ikke alene scene, so I do sense a pattern here. They also have that long silence after the initial halla in both of these Friday clips serving as a further parallel. It’s almost as if Even’s come to reclaim what could have been on that Friday afternoon exactly six weeks ago, the Friday afternoon that Isak complimented Even’s drawings, the Friday afternoon that we in retrospect know must have been at least as meaningful to him as it was to Isak because he had been dreaming of it since the very first day of school.

Even is standing on Isak’s doorstep in all his James Dean glory and he appears confident at first, although we now know that behind his confidence he was hiding a lot of fear and self-doubt, but then he glances over his shoulder. This glance is honestly one of the reasons I love this scene so much, because despite there being no dialogue there is actually a lot of subtle communication. The scene is so much more than just a makeout scene. Even glances over his shoulder, and while it’s a very quick glance, it’s enough to tell that he’s asking if he should leave, if he shouldn’t be here, he’s looking for a sign, and Isak understands this because after that glance Isak’s face changes. He’s been nervous all night, first anxiously staring at his phone and then trying to keep his cool in front of his friends as if his heart wasn’t racing knowing Even’s waiting for him outside, and he appears nervous even now, but as he sees Even look into the direction he came from, non-verbally asking if coming here was a mistake, he suddenly finds his confidence, thinks fuck it and just goes in for the kiss because since that Friday afternoon six weeks ago there has been no going back for them and he knows it now. And even as they kiss there is still that one break, that one little unspoken are you completely sure, followed by that final look of I’m sure, we can’t go back now.

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Happy birthday, my prince!! (✿╹◡╹) (04/02)

this is going to be mushy as hell but I just wanted to say that I am so utterly in love with Aaron and Robert, I am in love with their relationship, I am in love with their love, I am in love with the way Emmerdale love them, and I am in love with the way ED give them so much screen time. I am in love with their devotion to them as a couple and I’m in love with the way the show loves and appreciates us fans.

us fans

I am in love with this fandom, the Robron fandom, I am in love with the talent and the writing and the art and the meta and the way we can all freak out together and celebrate this story and this ship and this wedding.

I am in love with the journey we have been on over the last two years, whether you have been here from the start or before the start or after the start, I am in love with the fact that you’re here, that we’re all here, and that we’re all doing this together.

I am in love the fact that somehow we have made it. we are getting a wedding. Robron are getting a wedding. tomorrow. 

I am in love with how blessed we are that we’re not only getting a wedding, but we are getting so much promo, interviews, spoilers, articles, so much airtime, so that this feels like a huge event on a level that is huge not just for us fans

and I am in love with the future we have ahead - that Robron have ahead - because even though it’s going to be dark and heartbreaking at times, the show has such a devotion to this couple, which is why they are giving them these storylines.

and I am in love with that. because so many people have their faves get pushed to the wayside with nothing to do for months, and we don’t have that.

I am in love with how lucky we are, even if sometimes we don’t feel like it, we truly, truly are.

we have been given a real, genuine gift. this….what we have, it is rare, it doesn’t happen all the time, and we are very very lucky to be a part of it.

and I am just in love with all of it. even the shitty parts. because nothing is perfect, and nothing ever will be.

but I am in love with the fact that this is as perfect as anything possibly can be, and that our ship….our boys…..they’re going to be a messed up, imperfect little family in just a few days.

and they’re going to have a messed-up, imperfect little wedding.

and it is going to be beautiful.

and I know this is cheesy, but I am in love with that. I am in love with them. and while I know it’s not always going to be easy, I don’t think any of us really want easy.

I think we want messed up. with them. forever.

instagram

For the folks asking about the new snow patrol album, #SP7. here’s the news. we had a breakthrough recording session in feb and are on the home straight. The awesome jacknife lee is in the producer’s chair as usual and we have more time with him in the studio in may/june and will be finished at the end of june. hopefully that gives us plenty of time to bring the album out this year. that is the plan. Plans are fallible but we’ll damn well try our best.
there have been a few false starts so i didn’t want to post something until i knew we were on the right track. we are. it’s sounding mighty. i’m very proud of what we’ve done so far and cannot wait for you all to hear it. thank you all for your patience and support. 6 years is a bloody eternity between albums we know so the fact people are still asking when it’s coming means a lot to us. we’ll post updates from the studio from late may onwards. big love good people. gL.x

Video posted by a member of Shockers (the real life cheerleading team Cheer Danshi!! is based off of) showing a beautiful double full basket captured by a drone as a reference for a scene in the opening and final episode! 

my creative process
  • stage 1: wow this is a great fic idea time to start planning!!
  • stage 2: help
  • stage 3: okay i guess i should start writing it now
  • stage 4: thesaurus.com
  • stage 5: smashes hands on keyboard this is writing right
  • stage 6: i'm quitting writing and moving to timbuktu
  • stage 7: bREAKTHROUGH 1000 WORDS IN ONE GO
  • stage 8: wall.
  • stage 9: wall.
  • stage 10: bREAKTHROUGH TWO no wait false alarm still wall
  • stage 11: wait is this the conclusion am i done
  • stage 12: i don't like it so i'm going to stare at it and hope it fixes itself while i watch
  • stage 13: time to proofread! or actually no i'll just insert like six more scenes i guess
  • stage 14: ok Actually time to proofread
  • stage 15: Get A Fucking Dictionary Nerd
  • stage 16: i hate this i hate writing i hate everything
  • stage 17: Am I Actually??? A Misunderstood Creative Genius????? no
  • stage 18: crying
  • stage 19: you know what fuck it i'll just post it and never look at it again
  • stage 20: refresh the page 500 times for validation

anonymous asked:

how alive are you after the newest hq chapter?

FUCKING FUCK FUSELIFSLFIEJLIJFE FUCK ME SIDEWAYS 

Ok this is less analysis than helpless flailing but SPOILERS for HQ Ch 224 are involved 

DO YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW? 

Look, I’ll be super honest, I saw a lot of posts after last week’s chapter about how worried people were about Kageyama going back to his “old ways”. And I was REALLY truly nervous about posting my thoughts about Ch 223 when asked but I also really wanted to say how I felt about Kageyama and how far he’s come and how I didn’t think it was possible for him to regress back and just

Are you kidding me Furudate? Do they even know what a great writer they are (they probably do). But what a beautiful, unrelentingly uplifting story they have crafted, in this manga about a bunch of kids who play volleyball.

Even in that one moment when Kageyama snaps a little bit, he does not regress. He just is TRYING so HARD to be what everyone needs him to be (kind of the direct opposite of how he was in middle school, where he wanted everyone ELSE to be what he needed them to be), that it’s killing him when it still isn’t good enough, when mistakes happen, when he sees “that could have been better”. 

But the INSTANT after he snaps, what does he do? He remembers that this is not who he wants to be anymore.

(Notice the “Keep up with me”)

I don’t think anything has ever broken my heart more than his absolute fear in the moment right after he shouts, fear that he’s done something irrevocable, that he’s broken the trust and bond he has worked so hard to build all these months, the bond he was never able to have with his teammates in middle school. And right when he’s probably about to lose it completely (tellingly, he doesn’t snap at Tsukki calling him a king, he starts trying to apologize) what fucking happens? 

Hinata Shouyou is there, just like he always, always will be. 

And the rest of Karasuno steps up so. Fucking. Hard in this scene. Kageyama has had to do a lot of growing, for sure. Some of it, he did on his own, immediately after he realized how bad he fucked up in middle school. But a lot of his issues in middle school, I think, are inherent to his personality. They even say that nothing he’d said in the Date Tech game so far was wrong - he just has a manner of speaking that is heavily abrasive, and doesn’t understand the nuances between saying something and saying it in a socially acceptable way. 

And you can’t really unlearn personality flaws in a bubble. You need other people to teach you where you’re going wrong and how to interact in a more acceptable manner, and that is what Karasuno has been essentially dedicated to doing for him right from the start, because not only are these kids his teammates, but they are also his friends. And that means they are there for him, even when he’s being difficult, or demanding, or not very nice, because they understand he’s not a mean person. He’s just Kageyama. He needs a little more help than most. 

Karasuno gets that he is far above the skill of the rest. They get that it’s frustrating for him, having to come down to other people’s level (this is so true of anyone who is really gifted in a particular area). So that’s why they don’t try to make him. They know he is doing his best, and they’re going to do theirs, and they’ll make it work that way - they understand it may be frustrating, but Kageyama, in turn, understands that he can’t expect everyone to always keep up with him. He can’t get angry about that now, because he knows it’s simply not always going to be possible. I think his anger is directed inward, more than anything else. I think he’s got it in his head that he needs to make up for the shortcomings of his teammates. But that’s just not how a team functions. Everyone supports everyone else. And he’s learning that, with Karasuno.

I love what Suga says in this chapter. That Kageyama, now, is open to the possibility that he might be wrong. And you can see that change in the way he interacts with all his teammates, how even as he’s trying to make them better, he’s still learning from them. And he is always and ever aware of that line he crossed in middle school, that chasm he could never seal up - and he will never go there again. 

I also really loved that the goody two shoes line from Miya really came back around in this chapter - Kageyama still wants to be the best, and most supportive setter for his teammates - but that doesn’t mean giving them the exact toss they want if he feels they can jump higher, play harder, go bigger. It’s all about finding a balance, and I think he has found his now (or has at least come very, very close).

And a final thought….. Hinata. Of course, Hinata.  

Hinata Shouyou, reminding Kageyama of his own egotistical words, his own pride - and telling Kageyama to own up to it, to be the fucking champion he is meant to be. To stand on the court and rule it. Hinata Shouyou, openly embracing Kageyama’s nature, king or not.

To take that hurtful, toxic nickname - that Kageyama has truly suffered under the weight of, but that Hinata has always thought is badass - to yank it back from the recesses of Kageyama’s fears and reclaim it and crown him a king again. 

Because that’s what Hinata believes his friend is, and he sees nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with that.

How alive am I after this? 

I’m so fucking alive I’ve ascended into Haikyuu fucking heaven, to live at the right hand of Furudate-sensei, in all of their wonder and glory. 

Bless them, bless this chapter, bless this fucking ship. 

mama ivy is going in for surgery tomorrow, so may be even less active than usual for a bit— probably it’s going to be all fine, but please send good vibes

xoxo

anonymous asked:

aaa tumblr mustve messed up but askjdfh now im nervous i started rambling abt yk in ur askbox yesterday n like... lost control of my hands. can u hold them for me;; pastebin /pRKEg0sR

‘he looks at yoongi like he’s a star in the night sky, when yoongi can clearly see them all in jungkook’s eyes. ’ hIS EYES HOLD ALL THE STARS

‘tracing skin, on yoongi’s hand, his palm,’ IM CRYING, that fancam of jeongguk randomly grabbing yoongi’s hand and tracing his palm :((((

‘and jungkook sings, and sings and sings and screeches off-key to match yoongi, and it’s the worst, loveliest melody he can imagine, worthy of recording, worthy of loving, worthy worthy worthy of everything yoongi can offer, and everything he can’t, yet, but swears he will, one day’ THEY PROBABLY SING DUETS LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME, just playfully singing to each other, off key but they’re having loads of fun so they don’t care

‘just a while longer, he thinks, he prays, whispers into the pillow, into jungkook’s hair tickling his chin, tingling all over his body, since the first eye contact so many years ago. yoongi knows now, that it doesn’t go away, won’t go away ever. and he doesn’t believe in forever, won’t pray to gods, but he’ll pray to a young boy in his arms, sleeping so tight, not a care in the world, will believe in that constant against him, hand seeking his own, stars in his eyes and worlds beneath his skin. will believe it’s his to have, okay to have, every time jungkook offers it- and it settles deep in his bones, heavy and warm, that jungkook will always offer, will always give himself to yoongi, fierce and fearless and so beautiful he’s out of this world, made of stars and moons and suns and yoongi loves it, loves him, so limitless, so much he knows he’ll burn himself, knows he’ll burn and won’t regret a thing, ever’ its 2pm i sHOULDN’T BE SOBBING RN

…that was truly beautiful, i loved that and im upset tumblr didn’t let it go through yesterday wow why would they deprive me of that masterpiece. that was… honestly that was beautiful you write so beautifully, you can always ramble to me

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Back to the Future // Rick and Morty

‘…need to go do the shopping… mom and dad need their time alone…’

‘Huh..?’

‘Oh…Heh…’

‘Man… i’d forgotten about this…’

‘Heh…it’s kind of funny, isn’t it, Karamatsu nii-san?…’

‘…i kind of wish it had your face instead….’

Choro. Tell me which one makes you hurt the most… just curious…

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take my hand

take my whole life too

for I can’t help falling in love 

with you

~ Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley

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Ahren and his penguin bf in target
(Pls don’t take gifs or remove caption)