just a lil something.. single dad Harry is just too adorbs!!
Harry and Arlo.
“No monkey, please don’t do that.”
Harry placed Arlo in her den. He was tired, he was thirsty and a little peckish but Arlo’s needs came first, his current issues were not so important.
“Dada, naa na?”
“I know you want a na na, bug, but daddy really needs for a wee.” Harry spoke so gently to Arlo, although he knew that didn’t understand half the things he muffled on about. But Harry still carried on.
“I’ll be 5 seconds.” He told her and rushed to the toilet. Jogging back, Harry soon found a den with an open gate and no Arlo inside. His eyes darted around the room.
She’s so tiny, she could be anywhere, she’s always beating me at hide and seek.
Harry sighed softly and tried to think rationally, where would his 13 month old daughter be?
“Arlo, monkey.. bug..” he started, leaving a pause in each nickname Arlo has.
“It’s not funny to be hiding from Daddy.” Harry said his voice a little stretched but nowhere near abrupt.
He walked around the living room filled with every toy you could think of. Harry looked under the sofas, in the toy boxes. “Monkey.” Harry said every now and then. “Bug, please, daddy really doesn’t like this game anymore.” Harry tried to calm down, but he hated the fact that his precious baby girl, was out of his sight.
Harry couldn’t hear anything, alarm bells ringing in his head, giving him a slight nauseous feeling and possible migraine, he needed to sit down.
“Arlo, daddy doesn’t want to play anymore, he’s feeling kinda icky and needs a big cuddle from his love bug.”
The little patter of footsteps and muffles of laughter became louder and louder, turning his head to the door of his bedroom he saw her, running towards him chewing those chubby little fingers that he loves to hold whenever he can.
Her long golden-y brown locks bouncing slightly in the air. Her piercing blue eyes looking him dead on.
Arlo was hers. Harry knew it, and so did she.
“Yeah well, things are a little ‘tough right now, s’tryna find the uh, perfect outfit for Arlo’s birthday, and s’yeah I know… - s’this just means the albums gonna be on a… ‘spose the word is ‘pause’ for ‘the uh, uh time being.” Harry said into the phone, he was warming up Arlo’s milk in the microwave. He looked back to his laptop screen and continued to scroll through various items, occasionally looking at his emails.
The other end shrieks down the phone, Harry moves it away from his ear. “S’well if ya gon’ s’talk to me like ‘at, I’m s’not gonna listen, s’look… It’s ‘meh daughter’s birthday, and I’m taking time off, to be with her, simple as that, s’this just uh s’not as uh im- important anymore, she is, Arlo is.” Harry put down the phone and just sighed.
He bent down and picked the toddler that was sitting at his feet, up, and kissed her.
Grease monkey! Tyler Hc! I cannot get that image out of my head oml, I will give you anything! (btw, I got the idea from a tumblr post a while back, and it's been bugging me ever since)
Ahhhhhh omg grease monkey Tyler, i need it
- He has one of those jumpsuit things when he’s at work - But when he’s at home working on his baby (shhh he’d totally be one of those guys if he was a gearhead) he wears muscle tanks and jeans that are all covered in grease and worn through in some places - He has his dream, muscle car (his baby) and then he has his driving around car - There’s always a hand towel hanging out of his back pocket - He smells like motor oil and soap - He’s got oil smudged all over his face - It’s probably in his hair too tbh - Very messy boi - Loves talking cars with people - Lots of Ford v Chevy arguments (Idk if he has an irl preference but I’d bet he’s a ford guy due to the history of Ford cause he’s a NERD) - Also Lamborghinis v Ferraris - He’s super smart and loves putting cars together and taking them apart - It’s like a huge puzzle for him and he loves it - Probably did drag racing when he was younger - V strong from hauling tires around and other heavy things - (also he probably makes out with you on the hood of his car, or in the back seat of his car)
End of Discourse: Death and Just Stay Dead - My thoughts on the Halo series as of 2017 Part 1
Okay so a couple weeks ago, @the-great-mighty-dick and our friendly Discord group got into a little hassle with some 343i fans over the present direction the Halo series is taking.
On their side, they believe all the new lore is fantastic and 343i are doing a great job at expanding the series.
On our side, we believe that 343i has no idea how to write a good story without ham-fistedly explaining everything in order to justify the lore.
Before we begin, let me say that I’m not going to solely just trash 343i, as I believe that if they actively gave a shit, we could actually have a good series that is a worthy follow up to Bungie’s legendary trilogy (including Reach cause GODDAMN is Reach a fucking amazing game).
So here we go, my two cents on why I believe that Halo should have ended after Reach.
Let’s jump back to the year 2001, Halo Combat Evolved has just been released and whew boy do people love it. I remember loving every moment of it (except the fucking Library), Looking back, I realize now that Halo CE is just Aliens but on a giant space donut, not that that’s a bad thing, Aliens is amazing. The story is concise and simple, but it leaves some mystery to the Forerunners and the rest of the Human/Covenant war.
Move to 2004, Halo 2 comes out and HOLY FUCK is it a broken unfinished mess of a beautiful game. Halo’s story becomes more than just Aliens! Now there’s monkeys and bugs trying to kill you, along with smelly space zombies. Again, and this is a point I stress, the story is concise and doesn’t require extended media knowledge to understand what the fuck is happening (though it does end on one bad cliffhanger).
3 years later, Halo 3 comes out and it’s the end: You’ve broken the covenant, the elites are your buds now, Gravemind is spouting some bullshit, and Truth is a bitch. Basically the best buddy-cop movie ever, Chief and Arbiter go on a rip-snorting adventure and wrap things up nicely, even if the game has one of the weakest character deaths in video game history (*COUGH*MIRANDA*COUGH*), it’s still a solid story with AN END. A DAMN GOOD END. Halo 3′s ending is like some nice frosting on a delicious green cake, it seals things together and leaves you with an upset stomach, but goddamn are you happy you had it. I’m not gonna lie, H3′s ending made me super sad to see Chief just drifting off in space, but it was a perfect circle for the trilogy: Start in a cryotube, end in a cryotube. For those who haven’t seen Halo 3′s final cutscene, take a fuckin look babe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5pdCUnM6GY
That’s how you do a powerful ending. The hero doesn’t always have to return. Not every question has to be answered. Mystery is OK!
I’ll skip over ODST, since it’s just a side story.
ANYWAY HERE COMES MOTHERFUCKIN HALO: REACH. GODDAMN DO I LOVE HALO REACH, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME IS TOP-FUCKIN-TIER. THE TEXTURES LOOK INCREDIBLE, THE CHARACTERS ARE SO COOL AND FLESHED OUT, THE DEPRESSING STORY LEGITIMATELY MAKES ME CHOKE UP AT THE END SEEING NOBLE SIX MAKE HER FINAL STAND GODDAMN IT I WISH SIX HAD SURVIVED INSTEAD OF FUCKING JU-
I’m sorry I just really love Halo Reach, it just feels so much like Bungie’s final love letter to their fans and it’s nearly flawless. Reach started out as extended media over the course of Halo 1-3, and we finally got to see how it all went down, even though we knew how it had to end.
Okay going on a tangent here, but there are honest to god 343i fans that say Halo Reach is an emotionless game. Excuse me did you fucking play it at all? Each level gives you a glimmer of hope and then snatches it away at the last second, reminding you that no matter what, you’re going to die. George and Six destroy the Super Carrier and hooray, but uh-oh here comes the rest of the fleet which immediately begins bombarding the planet and destroying so much, making George’s sacrifice almost pointless. Oh look you finally regrouped with Noble Team after watching a bunch of civilians die, OOPS THERE GOES KAT. JUN RUNS OFF LIKE A BITCH (yes I know it was his job) AND CARTER DIES IN A BLAZE OF GLORY, AND THEN EMILE GETS SHANKED AND YOU’RE THE LAST ONE LEFT. YOU WATCH YOUR WHOLE TEAM DIE AND YOU’RE POWERLESS TO STOP THE COVENANT. Then there’s the ending. Then there’s the fucking ending:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDqa9LxRNtw (i seriously don’t understand how some 343i fans can say Bungie’s Halos have forgettable music)
What do all these games have in common?They have stores that don’t require you to read 3 novels and 5 comics.
This is the problem our Discord group has with Halo 4 and 5: They require too much outside knowledge to understand what the fuck is going on. Novels and comics shouldn’t be required to know why one character is doing what they’re doing, or why one event is happening.
Bungie’s Halo’s were great because it left some mystery to Halo’s universe. Where did the Flood come from, what were the Forerunners like? Who fucking cares? If you’re so curious, come up with your own ideas! That’s the beauty of leaving some questions unanswered, it allows fans to be creative and imagine fantastical things.
One common arguement 343i fans constantly make is that 343i has expanded the Halo universe more than Bungie ever did. While this may be true, you must ask yourself: is taking away every secret and mystery in the series a good thing? Is it right to deprive fans of wonder of what could be? While that’s open to discussion, I firmly believe it isn’t a good thing, and that it stifles creativity.
Really, is the game going to be improved if there’s a lore justification for everything? Can’t somethings just be in the game cause they’re fun? Is your enjoyment of shooting evil robots or aliens going to be ruined if you don’t know just why the mancannon exists?
This whole thing feels really unfocused and messy, but that’s because I’m trying to to rag on 343i, they just make it really hard. Halo was my first video game and the state of what it’s like at the moment is really saddening. I will explain why in Part 2.
is this digital chart thing gonna affect shinee? what charts do they usually do the best song?
it varies from release to release, obviously. they almost always debut in the top three on bugs, genie, mnet, naver and olleh with their promotional singles, and they usually rise toward the top of soribada’s chart within a few hours to sleep. (like “1of1″ debuted at #1 on genie, mnet, naver and olleh, and #2 on bugs) melon is back and forth. monkey is legitimately the most useless digital site ever and barely anyone can keep a solid ranking on it so that’s … that.
overall, i don’t think it’ll affect them much. the loss of monkey3 won’t hurt them at all, and k-shawols will probably find a way to make up for the loss of the two other charts - likely by being able to focus better on the remaining five that are counted rather than having to juggle eight at once.
Hi this is my stim toy collection for the spinner ring giveaway,
Starting from the top theres:
Fidget cube knock off
Glow in the dark putty
Mini rubik cube
Key ring kelidascope
3 tangles (fuzzy, super textured and relaxl
Bendy rubber stick
Rubber band ball
Winny the pooh key ring
Water timer pen
Pop out beans
I also have a few more water timers, snow globs and a regular tangle that’s not pictured. I had a spinner ring that was my favorite but it broke.
These giveaways are awesome and can’t wait for the next ones!!
✨Name: Victoria ✨Little Names: Luna, Indie, Baby Girl, Princess, Love bug, Sweetie, Monkey, Peanut, etc. ✨Role: Little ✨ Age: 16 ✨Little Range: 0-4 ✨Location: California ✨About Yourself: I is clingy, sometimes very grumpy, I love attention and lots of kisses, I need love and help remembering to eat drink and take my meds and at first I’m very shy but I warm up very fast ✨Big Hobbies/Interest: I draw and love reading
✨Little Hobbies /Interest: Coloring and watching Cartoons and movies being read to and playing wiff toys ✨fav color: Uhmm Purple? Pink? Baby Blue? ✨activities: i don’t like sports hehe but drawing is my favoritest ✨fav tv shows/movies: Rolie Polie Olie, Spongebob, Moana and lots more! ✨stuffie names: mookie, carrots, woof woof, piper, so many more stuffies my favorite stuffie is mookie ✨snacks/candy: cheese its, cherrios, gummies! Lolis (guckies), all da candy actually hehe ✨little gear: pacis, bottles, stuffies, diapees, toys, coloring stuffs
✨Partner Preference: Male, Female, gender fluid, trans, any! ✨Partner Preference Age: 16-17 ✨Partner Preference Role: Daddy or Mommy ✨What do you look for in a Partner: Gimme lotsa attention, Skype me, possibly a little sexual wiff me hehe, very sweet but strict, gives me rules and keeps me on a schedule, and helps me with lotsa stuff ✨I’am Looking for a Sexual/Nonsexual/TBD relationship: TBD ✨What Names do you Like to Call Your Caregiver: Mommy, Momma, Daddy, Dadda, Master, Boss, Sir, whatever they want ✨I Like When My Caregiver Does: Gives me mucho attentiono hehehe, cuddles. Makes me happy even when I’m grumpy or being naughty and tells me how great my drawing or colorings are. ✨I Don’t Like: Lots of sexual innuendo, loud noises, yelling, when cg is mad at me, eye contact, messes
✨Anything we should know: I have depression, anxiety, add, ADHD, insomnia, OCD, trypophobia, photophobia, coulrophobia, trypanophobia, agroraphobia, claustrophobia, (I know it’s a lot) more that I probably forgot.
✨Best way to get in touch with you is: Tumblr: baby-safe-blog kik: baby.indie Snapchat: toribear456
SAM, WITH ONE LAST (MAYBE) , ULTIMATE REVAMP! And also the nicest ref sheet i’ve ever made…….
@silvermender n i were talkin n they made the suggestion I integrate a bit of my peridot’s design into my wisps! AND BOY WAS IT THE BEST IDEA I EVER SEEN….look at this teeny tiny menace to society….
SO,Wisps are now glowing bug monkeys!! that tend to make lots of awful hissing and chittering sounds. They can scream loud monkey screams and loud bug screams. The worst things to ever happen to human ears, probably..
Do u have any thoughts about ace meeting the WBP in the ASL runaway au?
BOY DO I
ok so it’s actually ASL meeting WBP and it requires a little more backstory to the AU hang on a sec
So this whole things starts when Akainu learns about Ace and Luffy’s parentage. And tbh most of the time in fics people make a bigger deal out of Ace’s parentage than Luffy’s because in canon Ace is pure angst over that whereas Luffy is kinda “oh ok” so Ace gets more focus. However, it always made a bit more sense to me that the government would be more interested in Luffy since his father is currently trying to destroy them and Ace’s father is dead.
And when Akainu comes to Dawn Island (with Kizaru as backup since he knows Garp has likely caught wind of his plans and will be there to protect the boys), he is surprised to find not only Garp, but a third “brother” (though none of them were blood related so that concept did not make sense), an entire village, and a group of mountain bandits all unwilling to simply let him take Luffy and Ace.
And Ace, Sabo, and Luffy run and somehow make it off the island. They are the only ones.
The newspapers pretty regularly print articles accusing them of the most awful of crimes, and they somehow make Luffy out to be the mastermind of all of them. The first (and worst) article was about the destruction of their home and it quickly gets to the point where they can’t be safe anywhere because they’re never kept out of the news for long, always in the backs of people’s minds. And one day, through sheer happenstance, they wind up on an island that is under Whitebeard’s protection without realizing this.
Marco catches wind of it first, and lets his captain know. ASL has a reputation, after all, of destroying almost every island they go to. They haven’t done anything yet but that’s not the sort of thing Oyaji likes to leave to chance. The Whitebeards set sail that day.
Luffy, meanwhile, has been coming to the realization (despite his brothers’ best efforts to keep it from him) that the World Government is much more interested in him than either of his brothers. He’s realizing that the people who try to protect him tend to end up hurt or worse and he doesn’t want that to happen to his brothers (not that it hasn’t already). And he comes to a decision to leave until he’s strong enough to protect them all.
It made perfect sense; Luffy was rather proud of himself.
The note Luffy leaves them is short.
Ace and Sabo–
Off to get stronger. Be back soon!
Ace and Sabo are tearing apart the island when Marco and Thatch catch up to them. Then on the Moby Dick, bound to the mast, they face the strongest pirate crew in the world.
“Please!” Sabo begs. “We’ll leave this island and never come back, just please let us go.”
The Whitebeards all scoff. So ASL are cowards too. Figures.
“And why should we let you go?” Thatch demands. “I have half a mind to grab the other one and turn you all over to the Marines!” There are a few gasps of surprise from the assembled pirates; as a general rule, they don’t associate with the World Government.
“Stay the hell away from Luffy,” Ace snarls. Sabo sends him a warning look before turning back to the Whitebeards.
“All we want is to go find our little brother and leave; please let us go!”
The pirate crew erupts into a cacophony of how dare you even ask us before Whitebeard himself speaks for the first time, his deep voice rumbling across the deck.
“Fine,” he says, “you may go search for your brother. But Marco will go with you. If he finds that Luffy is intending any harm to this island or its people, or if you three do not leave immediately, we will take you prisoner and decide your fate.”
When they find Luffy, Marco cannot believe his eyes. He’d first been suspicious when he heard Sabo call Luffy their little brother when everyone knows that Luffy was the oldest but he hasn’t really been willing to believe anything Ace or Sabo said. But the boy in front of him can’t possibly be older than 13.
And he is also currently walking toward a ship amongst a group of bounty hunters.
“Luffy!” Sabo and Ace cry, diving headfirst into the crowd of bounty hunters, despite their hands remaining tied behind their backs. This does not stop them from taking down each of the five bounty hunters with relative ease as Luffy watches in shock.
“Ace! Sabo! Why’d you do that?” Luffy asks. “They were going to take me off the island!”
“They were bounty hunters you idiot!” Ace snaps.
“Eh?!” says Luffy and Marco thinks that the papers have got this all wrong because there is no way Luffy had masterminded anything four years ago.
“How many times have we told you Luffy: you can’t trust anyone who isn’t us!” Sabo sighs and moves to pinch the bridge of his nose before remembering his hands are tied.
“Well I had to get off the island somehow!”
“Not without us you didn’t!” All three of them are shouting now, Marco muses. He’s unsure what his purpose is here at this point but they haven’t commented on his continued presence and his growing curiosity about the truth of their situation is keeping him glued to the ground.
“Seriously, what the hell were you thinking?” Sabo demands.
“Ace and Sabo are always getting hurt protecting me. And Jii-chan… and Makino-san… and Dadan…so I’m leaving until I’m strong enough to protect everyone!” And Luffy smiles, huge and radiant, up at his brothers.
Silence hangs heavy in the air and in the dirt beneath their feet. “You idiot,” Ace whispers. “You hate being alone.”