more tobes n jim things (part two)

part one 

  • learning morse code with flashlights to communicate between houses when the walkie talkie batteries die
  • the most obscure bets ever
    -“hey betcha i can touch that sign”
    “you’re on”
    whispers “for the glory-”
  • matching halloween costumes
  • an entire weekend when jims mum had to go for a trip when he was about eleven, he and tobes had a full gaming plan, with literally playing games all day and into the middle of the night for three days straight
  • secret handshakes
  • they ALMOST carved their initials into a tree, until they realized that it might get them caught and just scratched in ‘TJ’ and booked it back 
  •  “you are a literal tree you know”
  • going every other saturday to each other’s house to binge on the newest comics/cartoons
  • “wow. my cat really likes you. like- it’s stuck to your leg isn’t it”
  • discovering avatar the last airbender
    -they can totally do katara and aangs dance don’t lie
    -secret password for several weeks: “cACTUS JUICE!! ITLL QUENCH YA!”
  • nose boops
  • once they took a shopping cart to a hilltop and rode it down
    -each had a broken limb for a few months 
  • movie marathons with each other
  • star trek vs star wars
  • they each made little necklaces (in a boy scouts thing or something like that) with their initials on them on a blocky piece, in which they traded them to ‘seal their friendship’
    and still have them to this day
  • tobes inheriting the giant playhouse and ultimately both making it into an action figures playhouse
  • jim teaching tobes how to make really easy cookies like snickerdoodles
  • “die potato” slices potato
    -“jim what the heck”
  • “jim why’re you making pudding at four am”
    -“because i’ve lost control of my life tobes”
  • jim: gets a cut on his hand “ouch-!”
    -tobes: “i got this” puts jims hand on his head “flower gleam and glow let your power shine” 
  •  whoever falls asleep at their sleepovers first falls victim to hair braids
    -usually they end up the next day with wavy kinky hair and one or two still stuck in there
    -tobes has only lost this twice 
  • really clever swear coverups
    -“sON OF A-”
  • jim may be a great real life chef but virtual is where he flops
    -tobes finds this ridiculously hilarious 
  • they literally have so much blackmail on each other it’s not even funny
    -"tobes i swear-!”
    christmas party. 2006.”
  • the sweet balance of red slushie blue slushie 
  • they can probably swindle themselves into a club if they really tried

Super-mega-love to Blinky as leader of Team Dad. Argh is best-wingman/kind brother figure.
Just, ugh, the relationships are so…unbelievably well-written!

Like, moments between Toby and Jim are moments I could see happening between me and my best friend.

And that thing between Draal and Nomura that happened before the series timeline? You KNOW that was some-part rebellious teenage Draal begging for any kind of attention from his father by any means necessary.

Claire and her friend dynamics are really realistic. No joke. I have a friend like Wendy that when the topic of conversation is outside of boys she’s super fun and supportive.

Vendel, he’s like that…super traditional Grandfather who’s never really supported his son’s decisions but slowly warms up to them. At least towards Blinky at times.

I dunno, call me crazy but I’m a sucker for the little things.


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For part of last week my boyfriend and I headed out to central Pennsylvania for a mini-vacation. It was nice to unwind a little, and while we were out there we got to check out a few cool local attractions. First was Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, and then we headed to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. I am a sucker for any sort of place that allows me to take cool animal/reptile photos, so I was in heaven.