level-27

tbh at this rate like 16 hours into the game and like at level 27 in Final Fantasy XV and only like in chapter 3.. i’d probably end up almost 100%-ing this game like its so fun.. the sidequests are all fun and i make sure i do everything before proceeding to the main quest since they can end up making you go to a part of a map you havent been yet lol so its good to do that once you have to. and the story is pretty nice.. im really enjoying the battle system too and seeing the boys’ chemistry

  • me: just because overwatch is free this weekend doesn't mean I'm going to pull all nighters playing it while I can I'm finally doing well with my sleep schedule
  • also me: why is it so hard to find a capture the flag group it's only 5:15 am on a Monday
  • someone: talk dirty to me
  • Huang Shaotian: Who said it? Who? Who? Where are you running? A bunch of Level 33 players and you’re afraid of a tiny Level 27 Blade Master? If I’m trash, then what are you? Maybe you’re non-recyclable trash? Completely worthless trash? That’s right! I’m talking about you guys! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14 pieces of trash running nice and orderly! Are you all lining up waiting to be put in the dumpster? But wait! Did you forget that you were non-recyclable? Have some awareness! You should just dig a hole to bury yourself in there! Stop polluting the environment. Every second you exist……
Destiny doesn't end

I’ve given three years of play to Destiny, and not once has it ever really been over then. And even after Destiny 2 is out, I know that there will still be people playing Destiny just like how I’m still back here on PS3 playing The Taken King instead of Rise of Iron even though I’ve done everything there is to be done. I’ve done every Raid over and over, every Strike so many times I could almost do them blind, and I’ve played for long enough that my friend who I introduced to Destiny when TTK came out can now be called a grizzled veteran like me. I was there for everything, the level 27 wall that came from the Vault of Glass, people pulling the ethernet cable on Crota and pushing Atheon around like bullies teaming up on the littlest kid they could find. I was there for the hype and the disappointment, the blanket nerfs and the Felwinter’s sniper. I remember when reputation meters were circles and when everyone in the Tower knew a real legend when they saw the blue flames around their head just an hour after reset. I still have most of my old weapons and armor and sometimes I just sit in the Tower and stare at my collection and remember everything that this game has done for me. My friends list is full and even if most of them haven’t even turned on their Playstation in months, I remember the good days with them. I still see new kinderguardians in the tower with a grimoire score lower than my light level, and I know that they will have a much different experience than mine, and that is good, because everyone’s Destiny is different. Be kind to each other, Guardians, it will make the memories so much better.

I can’t really play Ahri so I practice her in normals sometimes. But recently I met a Silver V Leblanc on the other team who completely outplayed me. I kept typing in global chat how bad I am and asking why I get matched against Silver V Players when I’m only level 27. But the LeBlanc cheered me up the whole time saying it is okay. We typed “wp xd” every time we killed one another.

Confession by @black–towel

Artwork by @hilent

2017 Manchester Arena bombing

On 22 May 2017, a suicide bombing was carried out at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. The attacker was identified as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old British Muslim who detonated a shrapnel-laden improvised explosive device at the exit of the arena after the event. Twenty-three adults and children, including Abedi, were killed and 116 were injured, some critically.

Abedi was suspected of working within a terrorist network, and 14 people were arrested in connection with the incident, two of whom were released without charge.

Attack: On 22 May 2017, at around 22:30, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, packed with nuts and bolts to act as shrapnel, in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena. The attack took place after an Ariana Grande concert that was part of her 2017 Dangerous Woman Tour. The concert was sold out, and up to 21,000 people attended. Many exiting concert-goers and waiting parents were in the foyer at the time of the explosion.

Greater Manchester Police declared the incident a terrorist attack and suicide bombing. It was the deadliest attack in the United Kingdom since the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

Aftermath: About three hours after the bombing, police conducted a controlled explosion on a suspicious item of clothing in Cathedral Gardens. This was later confirmed to have been abandoned clothing and not dangerous.

Residents and taxi companies in Manchester offered free transport or accommodation via Twitter to those left stranded at the concert. Parents of children attending the concert were separated in the aftermath of the explosion. A nearby hotel served as a shelter for children displaced by the bombing, with officials directing their parents there. Manchester’s Sikh temples (gurdwaras) along with local homeowners, hotels and venues offered shelter to victims of the attack.

Manchester Victoria railway station, which is partly underneath the arena, was evacuated and closed, and services were cancelled. The explosion caused structural damage to the station, which will remain closed until the damage has been assessed and repaired, resulting in significant disruption to train and tram services.

The Arndale shopping centre was evacuated for a time during an unrelated arrest on the day following the attack. A second brief evacuation of a University of Salford building occurred at about 4:00 pm.

After a COBRA meeting with Greater Manchester’s Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, on 23 May, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK’s terror threat level was raised to “critical”, its highest level. The threat level remained critical until 27 May, when it was reduced to its previous level of severe. In the aftermath of the attack Operation Temperer was activated for the first time, allowing up to 5,000 soldiers to reinforce armed police in protecting parts of the country. Tours of the Houses of Parliament and the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace were cancelled on 24 May, and troops were deployed to guard government buildings in London.

On 23 May, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, via the Nashir Telegram channel, claimed the attack was carried out by “a soldier of the Khilafah”. The message called the attack “an endeavor to terrorize the mushrikin and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims.” Abedi’s sister speculated that he was motivated by revenge for Muslim children killed by American airstrikes in Syria.

Casualties: The blast killed the attacker, and 22 concert-goers and parents who were in the entrance waiting to pick up their children following the show; 116 people were injured. As of 26 May 2017, 75 people remained in hospital, 23 of them, including five children, in critical care. The dead included ten people under 20, the youngest an eight-year-old girl.

North West Ambulance Service reported that 60 of its ambulances attended the scene, carried 59 people to local hospitals, and treated a number of walking wounded on site. Of those hospitalized, 12 were children under the age of 16.

Attacker: The bomber, Salman Ramadan Abedi, was a 22-year-old British Muslim of Libyan ancestry. He was born in Manchester on 31 December 1994 to a family of Libyan-born refugees who had settled in south Manchester after fleeing to the UK to escape the government of Muammar Gaddafi. He grew up in the Whalley Range area and lived in Fallowfield. According to The Times, Abedi had been among a group of students who had accused a teacher of Islamophobia for criticizing suicide bombing. Neighbors described the Abedi family as very traditional and “super religious”. Abedi, his elder brother, and, prior to 2011, his father attended Didsbury Mosque. An imam at the mosque recalled that Abedi looked at him “with hate” after he preached against ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia in 2015.

He was known to British security services but was not regarded as a high risk. A community worker told the BBC he had called a hotline five years before the bombing to warn police about Abedi’s views and members of Britain’s Libyan diaspora said they had “warned authorities for years” about Manchester’s Islamist radicalization. Abedi was allegedly reported to authorities about his extremism, by as many as five people, including community leaders and possibly family members. On 29 May, MI5 launched an internal inquiry into its handling of the warnings it had received about Abedi.

Abedi’s parents, both born in Tripoli, returned to Libya in 2011 following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, while Abedi stayed in the United Kingdom. Abedi attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 2009 and 2011, before going to the Manchester College until 2013 and then in 2014 enrolled at the University of Salford, where he studied business management. Abedi later dropped out to work in a bakery. According to an acquaintance, Abedi was “outgoing” and consumed alcohol until 2012. Another acquaintance said Abedi was a “regular kid who went out and drank” until about 2016. According to the BBC, “Friends remember him as a good footballer, a keen supporter of Manchester United and a user of cannabis. He had a sister and two brothers.” Manchester police believe Abedi used student loans to finance the plot, including travel overseas to learn bomb-making. The Guardian reported he may have received loan funding as recently as April.

Investigation: The property in Fallowfield where Abedi lived was raided on 23 May. Armed police breached the house with a controlled explosion and searched it. Abedi’s 23-year-old brother was arrested in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in south Manchester in relation to the attack. Police carried out raids in two other areas of south Manchester and another address in the Whalley Range area. Three other men were arrested, and police spoke of a likely “network” supporting the bomber.

According to German intelligence, Abedi had returned to the UK from Turkey four days prior to the attack. French interior minister Gérard Collomb told a French TV channel that Abedi may have been to Syria, and had “proven” links with ISIS. Abedi’s younger brother and father were arrested by Libyan security forces on 23 and 24 May respectively. The brother was suspected of planning an attack in Libya, and was said to be in regular touch with Salman, and aware of the plan to bomb the Manchester Arena, but not the date. According to a Libyan official, the brothers spoke on the phone about 15 minutes before the attack was carried out.

Photographs of the remains of the IED published by The New York Times indicated that it had comprised an explosive charge inside a lightweight metal container which was carried within a black vest or a blue Karrimor backpack. Most of the fatalities occurred in a ring around the bomber. His torso was propelled by the blast through the doors to the arena, possibly indicating that the explosive charge was held in the backpack and blew him forward on detonation. A small device thought to have possibly been a hand-held detonator was also found. US Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, indicated that the bomb contained the explosive TATP, which has been used in previous bombings. According to Manchester police, the explosive device used by Abedi was the design of a skilled bomb-maker and had a back-up means of detonation.

Police released images showing Abedi on the night of the bombing, taken from CCTV footage. According to US intelligence sources, he was identified by the bank card that he had with him using facial recognition technology.

As of 28 May 2017, fourteen people had been arrested, of whom twelve remained in police custody.

News leaks: Within hours of the attack, Abedi’s name and other information given confidentially to security services in the United States and France were leaked to the news media, leading to condemnation from Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The BBC reported that the UK government and police reacted with “fury” following the publication of crime scene photographs of the backpack bomb used in the attack, which appeared in the 24 May edition of The New York Times, saying that the release of the material was detrimental to the investigation.

On 25 May, Greater Manchester Police said that it had stopped sharing information on the attack with the US intelligence services. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would make clear to President Trump that “intelligence that has been shared must be made secure.” Trump described the leaks to the news media as “deeply troubling”, and pledged to carry out a full investigation. British officials blamed the leaks on “the breakdown of normal discipline at the White House and in the US security services”. The New York Times editor Dean Baquet declined to apologize for publishing the backpack bomb photographs, saying “We live in different press worlds” and that the material was not classified at the highest level.

My mom got a letter that I wrote to myself in 6th grade as part of my class and went and mailed it to me and so I read it over today and it just has me a little emotional and looking back on things. One of the first things I talked about was how much I wanted to move to Australia and work with animals. Of course a huge part of wanting to move to Australia was the fact that I really looked up to Steve and Terri Irwin and wanted to be just like them. In fact, the Irwins were the very first “celebs” that I honestly looked up to and they were a huge influence in my life. I still remember the day that I found out that Steve had passed away and can even tell you that i was in 9th grade and found out right at the start of my bio class because a couple of other students were talking about it. I was so devastated when I heard that and went home that day and cried my eyes out. To this day I still have an immense love for animals and would love to work with them one day, I’d also really love to visit Australia and the Australia zoo before I die, but it costs a lot of money so I’m not sure it’ll ever happen lol.

The other thing I really talked about was music and how much I loved Green Day, Good Charlotte, and Simple Plan. Those were the main three bands I listened to at the time and I was especially big on Good Charlotte. They were the very first band I realllyyyy got into. I remember begging my mom to buy me level 27 stuff because I pretty much in love with Billy Martin (still am lmao) and how excited I was when my mom got me a Good Charlotte shirt my birthday; my first ever band merch! After that I got into Simple Plan pretty heavily and remember having to special order A Big Package For You just to be able to even get it. It’s just kinda crazy to think that I wrote this letter about 11-12 years ago and these bands are still a pretty big part of my life to this day. Of course there are other bands are a pretty big part of my life now as well such as 5sos, all time low, and waterparks.

I guess it just made me kinda look back on how much I’ve changed over the last 11-12 years but how the basic stuff such as my love for music and animals hasn’t changed a bit. The bands I listen to mean so much to me and have helped me get though so may low and dark points in my life and continue to do so. I still really admire the Irwins and what they do and still look up to them quite a bit. These two things have always been a constant in my life and I never really thought much about it until I read that letter.

The entity rule

Chapter 1,2,3

Chapter 4

………turning his head to get a better look at you peaceful facial expression ‘looks like I’ll be reporting back sooner than I previously imagined’…
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Dark kept his smirk as he arrived behind natemare he cleared his throat to announce his presence to him. “Oh, dark” natemare exclaimed turning around to face dark “how are things going?” “Well” dark replied “recently I acquired a first addition copy of-” natemare cut him off with an unimpressed laugh “that’s funny dark, really, but I meant them.” Natemare’s forced smile dropped as dark responded with “well I’ve just checked in as per your request and they seemed quite content, next to antisepticeye.”
Natemare couldn’t even make a sound as dread filled within him, he couldn’t even get dark to explain before dark walked away. After he re-found his bodily control he almost dropped his phone as he went to check it. 40 MISSED CALLS! ‘oh my god they have to be okay, please god tell me they’re okay, I couldn’t live with myself if something happened to them because I wasn’t there!’ all of these thoughts consumed natemare as he took one second to take on a less physical form and travel home.
Natemare opened his eyes to see your back and anti’s face which had changed from laughing to a look of horrified shock as natemare leapt and tackled the laughing man to the ground, and once he was straddling him proceeded to snatch the knife he knew would be in the entity’s belt but before he could pull it to his throat the bottom entity was able to throw natemare off. And they stood mere inches from each other, breathing heavily, fingers twitching in anticipation of a fight, growling loudly at each other angrily. Until you physically pushed yourself between the two of them, with your hands on natemare’s chest and your back to anti who in turn took a step back so as not to squash you, you looked up at your boyfriend who refused to look back, with coal black eyes he was glaring at the man behind you, you couldn’t even imagine what he would have done if he found the two of you in bed together, you gulped at the thought. You of course didn’t notice when anti broke his glare with his enemy to look down at you but natemare did and with another growl as he stepped towards anti he didn’t want you hurt in the process and proceeded to grab your wrist and pull you behind him. “Hey!” You shouted worried, you’d never known natemare to be possessive or hostile but suddenly feeling his unforgiving iron like grip around your wrist and staring into his coal black eyes only to get no response, you wondered how much you really knew him.
“Get. Out.” He hissed at anti. He knew you were scared, he’d grown accustomed to your telltale signs for certain emotions and refused to let that rat stay here for another moment. “You have a nerve” anti taunted “you want to run that by me again?” “At least I was here when they were in danger!” anti threw back and suddenly both entity’s attentions were turned to you. You saw mares eyes change and heard the knife he still held clatter to the floor as he softened and his hands moved to cup your face, moving it around quickly as if to check for some sign of damage he hadn’t seen before. His voice was less soft that his face would have you believe. “Danger! What happened?” He panicked. You gently rose your hands to bring his down from your face, you gave them a squeeze as you whispered “I’ll tell you later” and you both turned to look at anti. “Welp” he exclaimed clapping loudly, more animated than you had seen him that day which kind of confused you “I’ve caused trouble so my job is done!” And with a quick wink which no one in the room missed “I’ll be seein’ ya.” And he glitched, teleporting somewhere else. That meant you had to deal with the other entity, the less happy one.
It’d only been several minutes but you were seeing a dark side of natemare you hadn’t seen since the two of you started dating. “HOW COULD YOU LET HIM IN?!” He shouted at you from across the room. “HE’S DANGEROUS Y/N YOU HAVE NO IDEA, STAY AWAY FROM HIM!”
“How many times do I have to tell you! HE SAVED ME!” Natemare scoffed at that notion “I’d have rather it been anyone else” he said under his breath but you heard. “Who, like dark?” He looked down at the ground guiltily. “Why do you trust dark more?” You pressed. “He owes me a favour” natemare admitted quietly, it was your turn to scoff, and still, you continued “you know, I think you’d find that anti and yourself aren’t so different.” 'That’s what she said’ natemare thought bitterly recoiling at the memory. “Why were you even back so early?” You questioned. He was angry once more upon hearing that, as if you wanted to spend time with that monster and he’d ruined it for you. “I ordered him to look in on you. That was his favor. Looks like he didn’t look in at the right time though otherwise all of this could have been avoided” your anger too surged upon hearing this “you had someone spy on me? I don’t need a babysitter natemare, God!” You shouted, refusing to even face him now you were so disappointed. That was the last straw for him and you turned around when you felt him disperse into smoke and leave you, so you sat on your couch and did anything but let yourself cry.
It was now 11 at night and you had managed to distract yourself the whole day, right now you were on level 27 on some random app you had installed for the purpose of denial of any emotions you had held in that day. You hadn’t even made a noise for the rest of that day, unintentionally, but you gasped in surprise as you felt someone grab your ankle on the other side of the couch making you lie perfectly horizontal on top of it. You looked up and became disinterested as you saw the form of natemare sat on your lap, knees on either side of your body. You turned your head back to your phone. You expected a growl but heard nothing and thought he’d just lay there until you paid attention to him, but were proved wrong as his nose glided from your belt, to curve into your belly button, it dragged up the centre of your chest then slowly up your upturned neck and it booped your chin “mare, stop, I’m angry at you” you said through gritted teeth. he stopped and looked at you whilst you said this but slowly his eyes rolled back to the bottom half of you face, he proceeded to kiss the tip of your chin, his lips left your skin to rejoin at the bottom of your jaw, then moved upwards to plant a soft kiss on a mix of you cheek and the corner of your lips… you rolled over to shove him off of you and he toppled onto the floor. You could feel his eyes on you. You were angry at him and knew if you looked at him you would feel immensely guilty and immediately let him back in, so you placed your legs on the floor in a sitting position and continued working on your phone.
It had been an hour and he now felt stable enough to talk to you. “I’m tired” he whined, an open invitation to let you two be close again and sleep off your anger, it had worked before but you two had never had a fight like that before. “Then go to bed.” You replied in a monotone voice, still refusing to look at him and it made his chest tighten. His confidence kind of increased though as he heard your voice and decided to continue this game with you. “Not without you” he replied hoping it would change your mind but you just sighed, he couldn’t tell if you were growing annoyed with him or were just too emotionally exhausted to find a response, so he decided to lay himself against your legs on the floor to rest and serve as a reminder for you to go to bed. He did so slowly so as not to disturb whatever you were working on which 'must be important’ he had convinced himself and he also didn’t feel like being kicked away by you again tonight. He didn’t even realise he had fallen asleep until his eyes opened and could sense that it had been at least an hour. He was afraid you had gone without him but smiled as he found himself able to nuzzle into your calf, it meant you had let him be at peace with you for a little while, you weren’t planning on abandoning him! But his relief turned into annoyance when he realised how late it must be and that you were still awake. With a sigh he quickly stood up, so quickly in fact you didn’t even have a chance to realise he’d woken up until you ended up in his arms bridal style with him walking towards your stairs “mare-” you grumbled sleepily. He threw you, literally launched you, onto the bed and as he anticipated you trying to get up he actually lay on top of you. It surely couldn’t have been that comfortable, he smothered both of you with blankets and you were cheek to cheek as he immediately fell to sleep on top of you, and since you were stuck you felt you might as well sleep, you didn’t want to admit to him but you had almost nodded off yourself a few times, even before he appeared, but now warm and comfortable you found yourself following his lead and drifted to sleep…

9

POKEMON TRAINER SHOWNU WANTS TO BATTLE! 

His Team

  • A Bold Level 27 Pancham
  • A Brave Level 23 Machop
  • A Gentle Level 35 Beware
  • A Timid Level 22 Tediursa
  • An Adamant Level 13 Litten
  • A Quiet Level 21 Cubchoo
The signs playing video games
  • Aries: *plays one level* "let's go out!"
  • Taurus: knows every single secret level, cheat code, and special feature there exists
  • Gemini: get so frustrated when the can't pass a level that they forget about the game for 20 years
  • Cancer: *internally cursing at everything*
  • Leo: is initially the person who drives the wrong way or starts shooting at their own team
  • Virgo: violently slams on the buttons while shouting profanities
  • Libra: you probably never see them playing video games but they can pull an all nighter and play till dawn
  • Scorpio: sit there gaping as Pisces beats their record
  • Sagittarius: "I'm only gonna play one level" (27 hours later) "I should probably check if my family is still alive or not"
  • Capricorn: is so good that they just sit there with a smug smile as they glide through the levels
  • Aquarius: they look like they're just sitting and watching the most boring thing ever as they pass the level you had been stuck on for ages on the first go and get a gold on it
  • Pisces: probably has no idea what the game is but when they know the controls they're gonna win it
  • -Poiroiti