it takes effort to look strange

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‘What would they play?’ Life is Strange Ver.

Wowzers im actually capable of continuing a series. Here’s a lil extra:

edit: ^^^^dw thats not jefferson guys sorry if samuel looks like him :’D he’d play a much more fucked up game ofc…


More from this stupid idea: 

-Gintama ver

INTP problems

● Having a ton of good ideas in your head, but never putting effort into making them a reality

● Stuck between being productive or playing video games all day in bed

● Constantly losing shit

● Wanting affection, but then disregarding it and telling yourself “Oh I don’t need that!! That’s dumb”

● Zoning out at inappropriate times, which is pretty much always?

● Talking someone’s ear off in a one on one conversation to the point where the other person wants to flee for their lives

● Knowing plenty of random subject matter, but once again doing nothing with it

● Getting a recognizable odor to you because spraying cologne or perfumes is less effort than taking a shower (yeah I’m guilty of this)

● Controlling your emotions is like a dog climbing a tree

● When you get “into” someone, you REALLY get into them, and then get confused about why you feel so ridiculous around them

● Love is terrifying and impossible to explain

● Laughing to yourself over stuff on your phone and having people give you strange looks over it

● Thinking of ludicrous, silly, unrealistic possibilities or theories just for the hell of it

● Taking criticism personally and then acting as if it’s no big deal even though inside you’re probably crying or pissed off

● Taking ages to come to a conclusion over something because you think of about 800 different ways it could go

● Last but not least… wanting to be anything else but an INTP because you have waaaaaay too much going on in your head to properly process all of it

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TMI/TID Fancast: Dylan Sprayberry as Alexander Gideon Lightwood

“It made no sense that his eyes had been drawn to Alec, over and over again. Alec had hung to the back of their little group, had made no effort to attract the eye. He had striking coloring, the rare combination of black hair and blue eyes that had always been Magnus’s favorite, and Magnus supposed that was why he had looked in Alec’s direction at first. Strange to see the coloring that had so distinguished Will and his sister, so many miles and years gone by, and on someone with an entirely different last name …

Then Alec had smiled at one of Magnus’s jokes, and the smile had lit a lamp in his solemn face, making his blue eyes brilliant, and briefly taking Magnus’s breath away.”

so we’ve seen those adorable underground messages yes? 

consider: a very irritable bilbo finding that his tube station has been shut for the day. he has to walk to the next one, which is crowded and horrible, and he is soaked from the rain outside, but then he catches sight of one of these, and he smiles, because its cheesy but lovely and just enough to take the edge off his terrible day. he doesn’t forget it, and a few days later he finds himself getting off the tube a stop early on the way to work, only to find another; it becomes a strange tradition of sorts, whenever he is running early, to look and grin and feel a bit better. of course he wonders who it is who is writing them, who it is that would put the effort it, who it is that has such lovely writing, sloping and a little jagged.

so one day he brings in a whiteboard marker, and pens a quick thank you after it. and the next time, a smiley face. a lyric in reply. a dancing stick man. it carries on for weeks: it gives him a strange sense of satisfaction. he isn’t that imaginative, but he does his best, and every few days or so he gets a reply from the unknown message leaver, slightly snarky jokes and more smiley faces in return. it brightens up his week, when those appear - and as the weeks go by he sees them more and more often.

and then one soggy Monday he pops in after work only to see a tall, dark haired man standing next to the board, smiling just a little. his nose is perhaps a little too big for his face, there are dark shadows under his eyes, and it’s clearly been a while since he’s shaved: he looks exhausted, but there is something about him that means that bilbo can’t stop looking at him; he hurries off soon after, and bilbo doesn’t try to stop him (the man’s name is thorin, but bilbo doesn’t know that yet: he’s on leave from work due to the cumulation of some mental health problems, and all he’s trying to do is put some positivity out there, to try and ease the guilt that he can’t quite get rid of for the things he’s said and done whilst not being in a good place).

then one day bilbo’s scribbling out a quote from aristotle and someone shouts out: it’s someone who works there, and he looks furious. he has a bit of a rant to a very apologetic bilbo: apparently these boards are supposed to be left blank (you know, for actual messages about underground services), but someone keeps writing on it, and they are proving too popular for the staff to clean away without complaints; but, he tells bilbo, they’ve finally received permission to take down the board. bilbo apologies for joining in, of course, and he’s disappointed, but he can’t help but wonder which strange member of the public it is that keeps trying to cheer up the rest of world with these vaguely illegal messages. 

he waits at the station from 6am the next day, even though it’s his day off. he watches a lot of people look at the place where the board was, and all of them read his sign, and laugh. but only one looks back around, frown across his face, scruff even thicker on his jaw than last time; he looks taken aback, and almost scared, but when bilbo catches his eye the corner of his mouth turns up, and he nods, just a little. 

“i’ve been replying to your messages for months, and i’d like to buy you a coffee, if you’re willing.”

{وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللهَ لَمَعَ المُحْسِنِينَ}

“And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways.” 29:69

Those who struggled for the sake of Allah to reach Him and to connect to Him. Those who bore what they had to bear on the road but did not relapse or despair. Those who were patient on the trials of the (desires) self and the trials of the (evil of) people. Those who carried their load of burden and walked on the long, hard, and strange road. These are the ones whom Allah will not leave to be alone, will not waste their faith, and will not forget their struggle. He will look down upon them from His lofty place and will please them. He will look upon their struggle and guide them even more. He will look at their effort to reach Him and He will take them by the hands. He will look at their patience and He will reward them the best of reward.

- Sayyid Qutub

12th century Vishnu idol in Hassan temple vulnerable to theft

Whether it is people using ancient Badami temple parapets to dry their clothes or people announcing their love on the walls of the Charminar, it is amazing how ruins can be treated with little care in India. Take the case of a heritage temple in Hassan district. There are no takers in the state’s Archaeology Department for the upkeep of a 12th century Hoysala temple dedicated to Vishnu.

Chakravarthi Krishnan, a 68-year old heritage enthusiast found the Rameswara temple in shambles during his trip to the temple on April 11. The temple that dates back to 1132 AD is neither recorded in any of the state Archaeological Department records, nor has any conservation efforts been carried out till date, enthusiasts say.

Strangely, the state’s Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage (DAMH) officials have not bothered to look into the matter even after the facts
were brought to their notice. Read more.

I HATE GYPCEROS. SO I KILLED THEM ALL. 

My new Gypceros Armor! I love the fatty armors in this game. tbh Siegmeyer from Dark Souls is to blame for this. i just really genuinely love strange and weird looking characters// armor and helmets.

Also on a side note, I wanted to mention that I just broke 1000 notes! O: and Im very humbled by this, and happy. To everyone who’s been <3ing or reblogging my art for more to see, I sincerely thank you all for taking that extra bit of effort to do so. Thank you for all the support everyone (:

what breaks my heart || a.i.

Originally posted by michaelsnapchat

a/n: based off of what breaks my heart by parachute
word count: 1,182

Ashton smiles at the waitress as she sets down his cup of coffee, the steam rising up and caressing his face as he takes a deep breath. It’s been a while since he’s been to that cafe and it’s strange to see that nothing’s really changed in seven months. Nothing’s changed and yet he feels like a completely different person. He grips the handle of the mug and brings it up to his lips, blowing on it in an effort to cool the liquid down. He looks out the window as he takes a sip, almost choking and dropping the mug when he sees you get out of a black car across the street.

He couldn’t believe it. Of course the day he finally musters up the courage to come back to his favorite coffee shop is the day you come in too. He watches you get out of the car, his eyes widening when he sees a man get out of the driver’s side, the two of you kissing before intertwining your hands and heading towards the entrance. Ashton watches your every step, eyes flicking from the way your lips move as you talk to the way your arm swings at your side as you walk. The bell above the door jingles when you enter, you and this man that Ashton’s never seen before taking your place on line to order.

While Ashton can barely bring himself to take his eyes off of you, you haven’t even glanced in his direction since you got out of the car. But he can’t blame you; it’s been a while since he’s been to that cafe. And it’s not like you would be looking out for him. You had a life now; you moved on, got yourself together, and found someone else that makes you happy. And that’s all Ashton ever wanted for you. He just wishes that he could still be the one that’s making you happy.

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Top 10 TV Series of 2015

So I’m finally forcing myself to do it close to a full month into 2016. Games list coming after I finish “Life is Strange.”

2015 was actually a ludicrously good year for TV. How good? Orange is the New Black actually didn’t make my top 10 this year and there wasn’t an appreciable drop in quality from last season. Some TV critics are calling this phenomenon “Peak TV.” There’s simply too much quality stuff out there if you take even the slightest effort to look for it. Which I did. So in horribly biased, non objective ascending order of how much I liked a series, here are 2015′s best.

10. Review with Forrest MacNeil - Comedy Central

At it’s heart, Review is a brutal, unrelenting satire of the degradation and self-deception of modern employment, Review also manages to be a similarly brutal satire of its various “Reviews” of life experiences rated on a five star scale by the ever over-committed Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly). This is a show that elicits painful, guilty laughs at an unforgiving clip. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone because many of the jokes hurt. But it’s also the show I laugh at with the greatest ease and most consistency, even as I hate myself and the universe for doing so.

9. Daredevil - Netflix

However much I like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think the Marvel brand is actually better served by television. Comic books themselves are serialized and their stories work best when allowed time and episodes to unfold. While Agents of SHIELD is alternately excellent and the blandest thing on TV and while Agent Carter was generally very good, the Marvel formula really worked best on Netflix. This version of Daredevil is a grim and gritty crime saga with enough comic book grandiosity thrown in to remind us we’re in a superhero story. Charlie Cox owns Matt Murdoch in a way Ben Affleck never did and he carries a masochistic swagger into the role. Vincent D’onofrio is equally essential and game as the visionary Wilson Fiske who will rebuild Hell’s Kitchen even if he has to destroy it to do so. Throw in a great supporting cast and the best action sequences I’ve seen on television and you really can’t go wrong. Bring on the Punisher in season 2!


8. BoJack Horseman - Netflix

The story of a washed up sitcom star trying to become relevant again somehow manages to be an astute Hollywood Satire, and perhaps the most existentialist show on television. BoJack is a difficult character to like, and yet his mix of ambition and self-destructive hatred are all too relatable. He longs to feel worthy, but his own inability to move beyond his own sins and guilt often lead him to do wrong just to confirm to himself that he deserves to suffer. Sound bleak? Well, it is. But the show is also frequently hilarious. The Chicken episode alone makes the second season worth watching. And though Will Arnett is great, I can never mention this show without suggested that not casting Bob Saget as BoJack was a wasted opportunity.


7. Mad Men - AMC

While Mad Men went out with something closer to a wimper than a bang, its final season still shone above most other comers. Some characters ended up where they deserved, some didn’t. Some people evolved, others regressed to who they always were. And yet, even in its truncated half-season, the final seven episodes included moments of wit and grace that no other show on TV could manage. And I don’t think anyone will ever forget Peggy’s Power Walk.

6. Master of None - Netflix

I don’t know why I didn’t expect much from Aziz Ansari’s debut as a sitcom star. I’d watched every episode of “Parks and Recreation” and while I enjoyed his performance as Tom Haverford, I never got the feeling that he was the type of performer to play a lead. I was wrong. I also didn’t expect to see a sitcom in this day and age of crude, guilty laughs that was driven by honest compassion. Master of None is a show that loves its characters even as it laughs at them. It revels in differences while actually respecting them. It took time to demonstrate the joy of little things like a good barbecue sauce or a domino rally playset. I love sharp satire, but Master of None showed that comedy can dull its edges and actually be the better for it.

5. Jessica Jones - Netflix

I don’t know if Jessica Jones is an easy sell or a hard one. Best described as a feminist superhero noir, Jessica Jones features a deeply damaged protagonist who has to face her worst fears over and over and over again to protect people she cares about. And those fears? Kilgrave, perhaps the most loathsome, vile, disgusting villain to ever grace a television set. If the show has a flaw it’s that there is less story than there are episodes. But this show manages to have a heroine who is both strong and vulnerable without feeling like a checklist. Krysten Ritten deserves major points for bringing her plausibly to life. And I don’t think anyone will be able to see David Tennant the same way after Kilgrave.

4. Better Call Saul - AMC

Up against the seemingly impossible task of creating a spinoff of Breaking Bad, my personal favorite TV series ever, Vince Gilligan and co. actually manage to pull it off. Finding comedy and pathos in Jimmy McGill, the man who would be Saul Goodman, Better Call Saul managed to handle its tragicomic tone with aplomb. This series actually forced me to compare it to “On the Waterfront” based on a pivotal scene. All this built on a character who was basically Breaking Bad’s comic relief.


3. Fargo - FX

The first season of Fargo caught me off guard with its excellent mimicry of the Coen Bros. style while telling a similar yet different story of crime and hubris in snowy Minnesota. Yet somehow the second season managed to play down the mimicry while upping the mayhem and unpredictability. Fargo Season 2 was wild. Packed wall-to-wall with memorable characters, loaded with witty writing, and soaked in surprisingly well-earned pathos, this season proved that sometimes more can be more. 


2. The Leftovers - HBO

I almost cancelled HBO this year, but then I wouldn’t have been able to watch this show. Even considering Fargo, the Leftovers is the most ambitious show on television with its heavy themes of loss, faith and doubt in the face of unspeakable disaster. Most critics saw season 2 as a large improvement over season 1 while I saw it as more or less on par. Of course, I thought Season 1 was astonishing so that’s not damning with faint praise. Season 2′s relocation to Jarden, TX introduced new characters and brought in new themes and questions while still maintaining the first season’s frustrating refusal to answer the questions on everyone’s minds. Hell, the new opening credits taunted us with it before every episode. And yet this season managed to reward both faith and doubt in unexpected ways. It’s a difficult, often depressing watch. But I actually felt better after watching this season’s finale than I do watching shows that were more clearly intended to be heart-warming. Few shows walk us through so much pain to allow us to earn the sublime.

1. The Americans - FX

I was a baby when this show takes place, but I’m old enough to remember the sensation of living in the Cold War during the Reagan era. I remember the fear and the sense of having an absolute enemy who really could destroy us. I remember my father and older sister going to Washington to rally for the freedom of Soviet Jews. I remember the sense of the world exhaling when the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was no more. The Americans understands the 1980s. It captures that particular paranoia. At the same time it questions the entire necessity and morality of the Cold War by showing how intensely dehumanizing the conflict was to those involved and to those who were caught as proxies in the crossfire. It portrays, with surprising sympathy, the agonizing realization that you are doing evil things that corrupt every single thing in your life and that in your future you can only hope to look forward to doing more of the same. At what point do the rationalizations collapse? Is it when your children die for no reason in wars far away? Or is it when they turn away from you in disgust? And, knowing what we know about when and how the Cold War ends, if you end up on the losing side, how do you tell yourself it was worth it?


Honorable Mentions:
- The Flash
- Star Wars Rebels
- Key and Peele
- Orange is the New Black
- Agent Carter