i'm not entirely satisfied with it but it will do

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An example of Richard Kidder Meade’s handwriting when writing to his brother vs his handwriting when writing for Washington.

Remains to be Seen

Thank you for the 900 followers, lovely owlets. As promised, I wrote you a little something. Actually, well, a lot of something. It’s incredibly long. 

I had you vote on who you’d like me to write about- The Host or Darkiplier- and… well, you’ll see.

While this is a reader insert, it is pure angst, featuring lots of blood. There is no romance or fluff. Not even close. I actually had to go through and rewrite a portion of it, because it was way too dark, even by my standards. (That’s really saying something, too. Oops.) It’s still incredibly dark, actually. So, you know, apologies in advance.

This is not a happy story, because the entities you are dealing with do not live happy lives.

Enjoy.

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draethdarkstar  asked:

So I've recently started Nier Automata and sorta fell in love with it. Any thoughts on what would be good for doing it at the tabletop? So far I've considered Starfinder, a heavily reskinned Demon: the Descent, or maybe BESM, but I'm not sure I'm entirely satisfied with any of them.

Depends on what about Nier: Automata you’re looking to emulate.

If you want a game that’s basically a series of elaborately staged boss fights with rules-light talky bits linking them together (and you want something a bit more kinetic than Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, which is your number one choice for that type of play if you don’t mind grid maps), have a look at Anima Prime. Its basic framework of play is pretty different from anything you’ve just named, but since you’re not happy with any of those, ranging a bit further afield might not be a bad idea.

Conversely, if you just want the weird post-apocalyptic machine cult psychodrama and don’t much care about fidelity to the source material in terms of combat focus, perhaps you could reskin Dogs in the Vineyard? There’s a previous post discussing the system here if you’d like an overview. As that post suggests, the result would be less a straight adaptation of Nier: Automata and more Stephen King’s The Dark Tower with androids, but that’s not necessarily a bad direction to take it.

if you want to be good at anything, you have to work. if you want to be a writer, you have to write. if you want to be a musician, you have to practice. you have to work. there’s no shortcut, there’s no magic button that will bestow on you the skill you want. it’s work.  it takes discipline. it’s work pitting your inspiration against your lack of ability, it’s work pushing past the associated frustration, it’s work constantly assessing yourself and your progress and what you can do about it, and then doing it.

and you know what? the effort makes success all the more satisfying because you fought for it. you fought against yourself for it, your doubt, your insecurity, your lack of initiative and ability, in some cases your mental illness. you mastered them to progress, to claw, inch by inch, closer to your goal. there’s nothing more satisfying in the entire world. 

pokemon!au jungkook
  • a long overdue follow-up to my infamous bangtan harry potter au series
  • jeon jungkook is a lovely bright-eyed young trainer just fresh out of high school
  • but don’t let that fool you ohoho
  • he’s not here to mess around, and his pokemon are his whole life. he’s been journeying around the region and has already managed to take down five gyms in record time for a kid his age
  • but more on that later
  • jungkook is an electric type trainer
  • his pokemon include luxray, raichu, ampharos, emolga, magnezone, and jolteon 
  • but luxray is his #1 favorite and his most highly skilled pokemon by far – he caught a wild shinx that had insanely high stats and he evolved it and trained it to near perfection
  • emolga is just there for the cute factor but that doesn’t make jungkook love it any less
  • jungkook grew up in a very small mountainside town, where pokemon were hardly used for more than pets. he was unfamiliar with the concept of training until his first visit to the region’s capitol
  • that was when he was 10 years old and went on a school vacation. it was the first time he had seen a pokemon gym, the first time he had ever seen trainers and powerful pokemon like lucario or dragonite. 
  • it literally turned his world upside down
  • he spent all of his allowance on pokeballs and training guidebooks and whenever he could, snuck off into the woods to catch really common pokemon like weedles or pidgeys 
  • until one day he stumbled across a wild shinx, and was like ???????
  • because jungkook lived near route 6, and shinx was only supposed to be found on routes 18 and 20
  • and so 12-year-old jungkook caught his first big-kid, real-life pokemon. he cherished this little shinx with his whole soul and trained it meticulously, with the help of the only other trainer in town – a former member of the region’s electric gym 
  • that was what started jungkook’s adoration of electric-type pokemon. gradually he began to save up his money and visit other places to collect electric types. 
  • his first shinx evolved into luxray, and remains on his team to this day
  • at 15, jungkook had begun traveling and meeting other trainers. he defeated his first gym (psychic type). within day, word got around about this new kid with a lot of talent 
  • finally, six years after he caught his first shinx, he had assembled a very powerful electric team of skilled pokemon. he was only 18 years old but was already a force to be reckoned with. he walked away from almost every battle victorious
  • his electric team has taken the region by storm. despite being a teenager, jungkook had already made a name for himself in the pokemon community as a young prodigy 
  • it’s jungkook’s dream to defeat the elite four and become the leader of the area’s electric gym 
  • speaking of the elite four, they first heard about jungkook when he was 16 and defeated his third gym (bug-type). they continued to hear stories about the kid and his talent, and looked forward to battling him in the future
  • ((in case you were wondering, the hyung line is the elite four. yoongi is ice, namjoon is dark, seokjin is fairy, hoseok is grass. fun factz))
  • the only gym jungkook ever failed to defeat was park jimin’s fire-type gym. despite jungkook’s initial frustration, the two became very good friends. eventually jungkook defeated the gym, and jimin introduced jungkook to a lot of senior trainers who could help to guide him. 
  • one of these senior trainers was researcher kim taehyung, who mostly dealt with flying-type pokemon. jungkook and tae hit it off right away, and even travelled together for a little while as tae did field research
  • jungkook splurges and mostly carries great balls rather than regular pokeballs. while he doesn’t catch pokemon as often anymore (seeing as how he has his perfect team) he will occasionally nab a rare pokemon here and there
  • jungkook’s favorite non-electric pokemon is ninetales; when he first saw jimin’s ninetales, jungkook was in awe. it was easily the most stunning pokemon jungkook had ever seen, and was coincidentally the same one that knocked half of jungkook’s team unconscious during their first battle
  • his face is recognizable in practically every city. he’s already done so much traveling that he’s practically a regular at every pokemart in the region lmao
  • honestly he’s pretty fearless and daring; he’ll do all kinds of wild shit to find a rare pokemon or a rare gemstone or stuff like that
  • but he’s actually really scared of going in caves because one time he had gotten lost in a mountain pass during the wintertime. jungkook had gotten so cold and drowsy that his jolteon had to physically electrocute him every couple of minutes to make sure he didn’t fall asleep and freeze
  • jungkook doesn’t take cave passes anymore
  • always makes sure to have an excess of potions and electricity-enhancing magnets so his pokemon can stay happy and healthy 5ever because he loves them like his own children 
  • all of jungkook’s free time is spent training his pokemon. jungkook’s pokemon are incredibly loyal towards him, and will protect his life with their own. they love him and he loves them
  • whenever they’re on the open road, jungkook will always allow his pokemon to roam freely with him, outside of their pokeballs. 
  • also when they go to sleep at night jungkook always sings his pokemon to sleep and they love his voice so much bc it’s so soothing
  • anyway long story short, he wants to be the very best, like no one ever was, to catch them is his real test, to train them is his cause
  • jungkook is so talented and smart, and he’s already got half the gym leaders and the entire elite four rooting for his success bc man this kid is gonna go far in life 

jungkook ver. / taehyung ver. / jimin ver. / namjoon ver. / hoseok ver. / yoongi ver. /jin ver.

[ more coming soon! ]

Llamas with Hats starter meme
  • There's a dead human in our house.
  • I do not kill people. That is- that is my LEAST favourite thing to do.
  • And I, uh, well I stabbed him 37 times in the chest.
  • Yeah, I'm in the wrong here. I suck.
  • My stomach was making the rumblies that only hands would satisfy.
  • You sunk an entire cruise ship.
  • I would think I would remember something like that.
  • Would you believe it's strawberry milkshake?
  • I will not apologize for art.
  • Looking at the trajectory of the moon and the sun, probably at the bottom of the ocean.
  • I have a problem. I have a serious problem.
  • Shh, do you hear that? That's the sound of forgiveness.
  • That is what forgiveness sounds like. Screaming and then silence.
  • I don't know about you but I am having a wonderful time here.
  • The people have spoken. Viva la resistance!
  • That was a foot. I appear to have swallowed an entire person.
  • Well, that explains why my mojito is taking so long...
  • It was horrifying. Your mouth unhinged like a snake.
  • That hurt my feelings. Now we're BOTH in the wrong.
  • Well, I'm building a meat dragon, and not just ANY meat will do.
  • I feel like I've been issued a challenge.
  • I totally don't remember your name.
  • Well, if you'll excuse me, I have some pictures to delete from my computer.
  • I'm not responsible for this. I've been jamming on the saxophone all morning.
  • Clue number 1- the imposter is a phantom.
  • What's that? It's hard to hear you over the sound of a melting city.
  • I ripped the tag off a mattress.
  • Who's laughing? Clearly not all the people who just exploded.
  • Friendship is two friends munching on a well-cooked face together.
  • You're right, it's not nearly as tasteful as I pictured in my head.
  • Probably because I'm a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence.
  • It's a lovely day out, we're having a great time, what have you done.
  • I stepped on a ladybug by accident.
  • I may have created a crack in space-time.
  • I think I was expecting worse.
  • But this is totally fucked, bro!
  • I don't understand how or why you do anything!
  • And the payment is baby hands.
  • I'm the Henry Ford of human meat.
  • It's not a meat grinder, it's an orphan stomper.
  • It's everything. Everything you've done, ever.
  • That looks like a meat dragon.
  • Did you finish your meat dragon?
  • Now how would you feel if I called your work a monstrosity?
  • Of course I had to use faces. Anything else would be disrespecting the art.
  • I disagreed with the election results.
  • I think their bodies are still in my blood canal.
  • You're sitting. You never sit.
  • Pianos aren't supposed to bleed and scream!
  • Why can't you go horrify someone else?
  • You made a mask of my face?
  • To some, you are now known as Nikolai Sponakoff, brutal leader of the Russian opium cartel.
  • I used up the rest of my savings buying the swans.
  • I buried a large chest of dubloons once, I could go dig that up.
  • A lot of something is in a hole somewhere.
  • I'm putting on some music. I'm not listening anymore.
  • I think I would have remembered dismembering someone and putting all their bits on the ground right here.
  • You said you weren't coming back.
  • I'm kind of just freestyling it these days.
  • Oh, it's my gore pit.
  • I think my legs are broken.
  • That's probably a basilisk. It probably won't bother us. The stupid thing only eats CHIPOTLE!
  • Were you always this creepy?
  • All the hands are eaten, all the meat creatures are made, unleashed, and then also eaten...
  • Yelling. Also a felony.
  • I'm sorry if this violates your restraining order, but it's important.
  • Oh, hey. I didn't do that...

anonymous asked:

“I’m the only one who’s ever seen you like this. The only one who’s ever touched you like this. Made you feel like this,” reminds me a lot of canon's "I'm the only one who can satisfy Victor." Was that on purpose? And lol at Yuuri thinking Victor was embarassed sleeping with inexperienced "plain" him, I don't know why, somehow, I get the feeling Victor past the shock isn't that puset. Who knows? He might even be extremely pleased with what that means for him.

Yes, Viktor’s initial shock and panic and finding out he was Yuuri’s first and only was entirely to do with the fact that how it all went down was definitely not how he would have done it if he’d known it was Yuuri’s first time. After that though, the idea that he’s the only one who Yuuri has ever slept with? Yeah, he’s not at all displeased about that

Sonic Boom Season 2 Finale
  • Shadow: "Look at you celebrating like the game's been won. This is only the beginning... of the end."
  • Sonic: "Alright, kinda cryptic Shadow. You wanna elaborate on that one?
  • Shadow: "I'm no longer satisfied simply taking vengeance on that lackwit Eggman. I want revenge on this WHOLE PATHETIC UNIVERSE! That's why I took those mustached fools to a secret location."
  • Tails: "With both Eggmen in this dimension, there'll be a catastrophic anomaly that will destroy our entire universe!"
  • Shadow: "NOW you're catching on."
  • Sonic: "Eh... WHY would you want to do that? You do LIVE on... this universe."
  • Shadow: "........WHO CARES!? [Laughs maniacally]"
(22) Ignis’ pick up lines.

Ignis: Gladio, I just heard about this brand new eating promotion.
Gladio: Great! Where? What is it?
Ignis: *puts a coin on top of his head*
Gladio: …?
Ignis: All you can eat for under a gil.
Gladio: This satisfies me.

rey deserves to be happy HER WAY.

if she wants to be a hermit on an island (which i seriously doubt bc she’s spent her entire life vying for a family), she can.

if she wants to be w finn, she can!

if she wants to be w rose, yes she can!

if she wants to be w kylo? LET HER!

as long as she’s satisfied and no one is harming her, why be so actively against her happiness? this isn’t about you. it’s about her.

frogs-and-dragons  asked:

okay awesome, thank you so much! i was basically just wondering if, okay so as an aspiring science illustrator, and someone who enjoys art and biology, how did you figure out that you'd like to become a science illustrator, and do you feel like that fulfills your passion for bio and art both? cuz i'm primarily a biologist (as of late) but i've always loved art and it's been a really influential part of my life, so i'm trying to figure out how to balance my interests. thank you so much too ;0;!!!

Hopefully you don’t mind me answering this publicly, since I’ve had a few asks about it.

I think for me what lead me towards amalgamating science and art is because doing strictly one or the other just didn’t feel entirely satisfying. I like being able to use microscopes and staring at enhanced back-lit algae, collecting seed pods out on walks, and researching the structure and function of biological processes, but I also like the woody smell of sharpening a sketch pencil and trying to capture emotive moods with color. I like the precision, focus, and educational aspects of science, but I also really enjoy drawing and visualizing nature. I still feel that my art doesn’t quite hit the classical “science illustrator” mark because figurative and gestural linework and coloring styles still creep up in all of the work that I do, and it’s something I’m always looking to improve in balancing. 

In short, I read a lot of science-heavy research papers and nonfiction, and also spend a good deal of time drawing. This equilibrium of science and art has worked so far to keep me happy, and I would love to keep pursuing it. Hope this helps give you maybe an idea of path you would like to forge for yourself. I’m definitely still figuring things out!

anonymous asked:

Okay so I'm a Nohrian fan, I love Conquest and I'm okay with Birthright. Here's my reasoning: for loyalty or blood. You were kidnapped from a young age and sent to live in an isolated area with servants and visits from your siblings yes, but here's the thing. You know Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise. You know them and your comfortable with them. What happened in Hoshido with Mikoto was bad, yes, but you didn't know her well enough along with you're blood siblings. (1)

Honestly, this is all true. The main issue with the whole “choice” aspect of Fates is, well, in my opinion there’s just no right choice.

Siding with Nohr is to follow your heart (siblings you love and a culture you’re used to), but it does not feel morally right because of Garon’s actions and Nohr’s belligerent spirit. Almost everything that surrounded you was a lie. Xander knew the truth but lied to you/hid it from you (he had his reasons, of course, but it cannot not feel wrong when you’re on the receiving end). You were used as a tool to kill your own mother. Your step-father died trying to protect you because of Garon. If you side with Nohr, you do it out of love, but you’re aware that you’re basically turning your back to morality, ready to do a lot of bad things in an attempt to make it all better.

Siding with Hoshido is to follow your morals. You love your Nohrian siblings but what’s wrong and what’s right feel more important. Ironically, I think siding with Hoshido is the result of a more bitter and resentful state of mind: these people lied to you/used you/have obviously questionable intentions/are the agressors/are responsible for a lot of pain and suffering/etc., so you go back to the family you were stolen from as some sort of rebellion. “THIS is what you get for doing this to me.”, “Now that I know, I can’t trust you anymore/go back to you.”, “I love you but this is just too wrong.”… You still love your Nohrian family, of course, but staying with them is just too… unfair. The best you can do without selling your soul to Garon is to help Hoshido win the war to “save” your Nohrian siblings, even against their will.

Both paths have their own reasoning, their own benefits and downsides. But it’s great! This way, every player is free to choose their side, based on their personality and valors. Is love/familiarity more important to them? Or do morals/justice matter the most? Can you forgive being manipulated? Or would you hold a grudge? What would YOU do in this situation? It’s entirely up to you. 

To me, there really, really is no right choice.

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“I want to know where to touch you,” he says. “I want to know how to touch you. I want to know how to convince you to design a smile just for me.” I feel his chest rising, falling, up and down and up and down and “Yes,” he says. “I do want to be your friend.” He says “I want to be your best friend in the entire world.

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CS AU: Emma Swan, an inexperienced witch, accidentally lights the wrong candle during a spell and awakens Killian Jones, a 300-year-old vampire who–much to her chagrin–quickly takes a liking to her.

– Okay, Dracula. What is it that you want exactly?
– I don’t know who this Dracula is, but my name’s Killian. And isn’t it obvious? I fancy a bite, Love.

Do you know Neville Longbottom, war hero, ex-auror, devoted husband and father who was loved by basically all the student at Hogwarts ?

Do you know Victoire Weasley, Gryffindor Queen, who cares about everything  and everyone too much and who always put the other before herself ?

Do you know Jessica Flint-Wood, born as a boy who still afraid of people who might not see her as a “true woman” ?

Do you know James Sirius Potter, who sometimes seemed rude because he didn’t know how to deal with his feelings but who could give his own life to save an other one’s ?

Do you know Hugo Weasley, the genius with the highest grades of the school who still had to deal with anxiety and inferiority complex ?

Do you know Arizona Shacklebot, who always need to prove that because she’s beautiful it didn’t mean she’s stupid and weak, even after she became a teacher ?

Do you know Lily Luna, a girl who always knew exactly what she wanted in life even if sometimes it’s just having a good time with her friends ?

Because not all the gryffindors are the fearless hero of the story.

Gryffindors can be afraid but gryffindors can also be caring, smart, ambitious, or loyal. Gryffindors are a lot more than just brave.

Gryffindors are our everyday heroes.

  • Atsushi: we need to work together or else the entire city will be wiped out.
  • Akutagawa: you're disgusting.
  • Atsushi: at least let me do my job or else all my friends will die and everyone will die
  • Akutagawa: you're disgusting I'm going to kill you
  • Atsushi: we need to stop the guild or else Dazai will die
  • Akutagawa:
  • Atsushi:
  • Akutagawa: RASHOUMON DEMONIC ARMOR!!!