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Questions after watching the Fosters finale

1. WTF is gonna happen to the school?!?! Making it private is gonna mean some of those kids aren’t gonna be able to go there anymore. Man fuck that new guy. I can’t even remember his name. That’s how little he means to me.

2. Sooooo Troy gonna be locked up right? And they gonna let poor Kyle free or nah?

3. Um so Callie’s phone is on the move and jfc I hope she either runs and gets help or something soon because she needs to be okay! (Also she’s not going to trial either right?)

4. LAWD do these writes hate Jesus or what!? He gets into an accident, is presumed dead but not. Then he gets into a construction accident and is now a TBI patient. He’s getting better, but his then pregnant girlfriend had an abortion and he was the last to know. Can we let Jesus be for a few seasons cause I feel like he and Callie have been through more than enough shit.

The Sleepover

A Joshaya Fanfic (with a touch of Rucas!)

Story by: @hoffkk

Summary:  Josh makes a surprise visit and decides to stay the night, crashing a sleepover between Riley and Maya.  With the parents away and another special visitor joining in on the fun, a friendly game night becomes much more intense.  Sparks fly, emotions run high, and suddenly all bets are off.

Notes: I do not own these characters or anything GMW/BMW related….I just love them to death!  I hope you all enjoy this story!  Let me know what you think!

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It was a quiet night. Auggie was sitting at the end of the coffee table drawing pictures with his new set of colored pencils, while Riley was hanging upside down on the couch playing Ninja Fruit on her phone. With her back against the seat cushion, feet tangling over the back of the couch, and hair hanging down and splayed all over the floor, Riley was slicing her way to a new high score when they heard a quick knock at the door, followed by the sound of it being thrown open only to find one of their favorite relatives standing in the threshold.

“Muh family!” Josh called out.

“Josh!” Auggie exclaimed as he ran across the room to hug his uncle.

“Hey!” Riley called, before flipping her legs over her head and landing on her knees in front of the small, round coffee table, which Auggie had been sitting at with a loud Oomph!  Wiping the hair out of her face, she sprang on to the balls of her feet, extended her arms out like she was ready to karate chop someone, and yelled, “I’m a ninja!”

Josh just stood there with his arm around Auggie and an amused look on his face as he replied, “I can see that.”

“Yeah…you should stick to fruit.”  Auggie added dryly, referring to her recent obsession with the app, she had been playing.

Riley straightened herself, pushing some hair behind her ear as she rolled her eyes at her brother. Then, with a smile on her face, she spoke.

“It’s good to see you, Uncle Josh.”

“You too.” He said, chuckling softly.

“So, what brings you here?”  Riley asked.

“I had to take care of some things at NYU, so I figured I would just come surprise you guys and stay the night.”

“You’re sleeping over?!”  Auggie asked excitedly.

“Yep.”  Josh answered, holding up the black duffle bag he had been clutching in his other hand, that wasn’t around his nephew’s shoulders, as proof.

“Yes!” Auggie shouted, making a “cha-ching” gesture with both of his little arms.

“Aw, you’re here and staying the night?  Yay!”  Riley said, clapping cheerfully.  Then suddenly, something clicked in Riley’s head, causing her eyes to widen. “Wait… you’re here and staying the night?  Oh, no…”  She trailed off, worry evident on her face.  

“Um… are you happy about it or not?  I’m a little confused.”  Josh responded, his brow still furrowed from his niece’s words.

“Of course, I am.” Riley assured.  "I just… I’ll be right back.“  She finished quickly with a tentative smile, then grabbed her phone from the couch and scurried down the hall to her bedroom.

"Did that make sense to you?”  Josh questioned, turning to Auggie.

“Nope,” Auggie stated. "But she never makes sense to me.”  He finished with a shrug of his shoulders, then went back over to where he had left his art supplies and proceeded to show Josh all of the drawings he had done.

Josh praised his nephew’s talent all the while wondering what the heck was going on with his niece.

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Riley was pacing across the open space in her room between her bed and the bay window as she dialed Maya’s number for the third time.

“Come on!  Pick up!”  Riley pleaded into the phone, hoping to get a hold of her friend before it was too late.  Maya was due to arrive any time now for their own sleepover, but now that Josh was here to stay the night, Riley wasn’t so sure Maya coming over was the best idea, especially since the last time they had seen each other was the morning after that college party she and Maya had crashed to “save” Josh.  The two of them had ended things on seemingly good terms, but that didn’t mean that having them both over wouldn’t be awkward for everyone involved.  Suddenly the ringing stopped and Maya’s voice flowed through the phone.

“Hey, Riles, what’s up?”  She greeted.

“Maya, hey…” Riley trailed off, not knowing exactly what to say.  She knew that honesty was the best policy, but she didn’t want to hurt Maya with the truth.  She was weighing her options in silence when Maya spoke up again.

“Riley?  You still there?”

“Yeah, I’m here. It’s just- I don’t think tonight is gonna work out for our sleepover.”  Riley told her.

“Why not?” Maya said, utterly confused.  They had been planning this night all week and had so been looking forward to it.

“Because…I’m feeling a little under the weather.”  Riley lied. She hated lying, but she hated how emotional Maya could get over Josh even more, not that it was her fault exactly. You can’t help the way you feel, right? “Yeah, uh, my stomach feels queasy… I’m lying in bed as we speak.”  She added to her lie.

“Oh really?” Maya replied, sounding unconvinced. “Cause you look fine to me… cute top by the way.”

“Oh, thanks!” Riley beamed, coming to a halt, facing her bed, and smoothing out her top, a tie-dye tank with fringe at the bottom and a silver sequent peace sign on the front of it.  "I got it- wait…how did you-“

"Turn around, honey.”  Maya cut off her friend’s question.

Riley turned around and saw Maya in her window, waving and smirking at her as she held her cell phone to her ear.  She just waved back and smiled sheepishly, giving a little wave of her own as she said, “Hiiiii.”

Instead of responding, Maya decided to just end the call, tossing her phone into the front pocket of her large, purple and black satchel, which hung across her body securely.  It was technically her book bag for school, but since she was never one to bring books home, it was mostly used as a sleepover bag.  Meanwhile, Riley had tossed her phone onto her bed, and unlocked the window, allowing Maya to gain entry to her room.

After closing the window, Riley took a seat on her bench next to Maya who had just discarded her bag on the floor.

“Look,” Riley began. "I am so sorry for lying to you like that.  Are you mad at me?”

“I’m a lot of things right now, mostly surprised and confused, but mad?  No, I’m not mad at you, Riles.”  Maya replied.

“Really?” Riley queried, glad that she didn’t seem to upset her friend too much with her fib.

“Really.” Maya confirmed.  "I know you, Riley.  You wouldn’t lie to anyone, especially me, if you didn’t have a really good reason.“

"You’re right, and I do.”  Riley nodded curtly as she spoke her words seriously.

“So what is it?” Maya wondered aloud.

Riley took a deep breath before launching into what was, no doubt, a touchy subject for Maya:  Uncle Josh.

“Josh is here. He made a surprise visit and is staying the night.”  She explained.

“Oh.”  Maya said casually, trying to remain indifferent to the situation.

“I should have just told you that from the beginning.”  Riley responded as she pushed some of her long brown locks back behind her ear.

“So, why didn’t you?”  Maya asked curiously.

“I don’t know.  I guess, I thought I was protecting you.” Riley tried to explain.

“Protecting me? From what?”  Maya probed further.

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We are HIS bride.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:12-17 

anonymous asked:

what is up with that 'MUH DEAD FAMILY' motivation in so many games lately anyway

Honestly? It’s probably globalization.

If you don’t understand, let me explain. (And please keep in mind, a lot of this is me explaining the mentality I think gaming execs have, not my personal views)

Y'see, for a long time (arguably until 2005, maybe even longer) most media was really made mostly for North America and Western Europe. Big Budget stuff, I mean. Hollywood and major games (actually games were even longer, I’d say until 2009 or 2010 maybe?)

Sure Japanese games existed and were obviously aimed at Japan, but MOST MEDIA was intended to be consumed by NA and Western Europe. But then globalization happened, and the audience for pretty much everything became pretty much everyone. Especially as the costs of developing film and games ballooned, the audience had to grow too. As a result, everything became aimed at a global audience.

And the bigger something’s prospective audience is, the more generic it has to be. This is true of anything; if you had to choose ONE MEAL to feed 1000 people, what would it be? It’d probably be chicken breast, some sort of green vegetable, some sort of carb (potato, noodle, rice) and maybe a sauce. Is it great? No. But it wouldn’t be inedible to anyone (or, almost nobody.) 

When your audience becomes that large, your goal becomes to not step on any toes rather than excelling. You aim for average, because excelling means specializing, and you can’t do that.

Part of that, is that you have to be really careful since your product is being exported to so many different cultures. Something that might resonate with one might not with another, or worse, be totally incomprehensible to them, or even piss them off. 

An example of this is the first Devil Summoner on PS2. That game has a moral choice in it that, while an actual choice for Japanese players, is generally considered to be not a choice at all by western ones. The difference in culture simply makes it different for those audiences.

That means that choosing the motivation for a character, especially in a video game, where the player needs feel some sort of compulsion to follow the story, is critical. It has to hit with as many people as possible. Which means it has to be a pretty basic motivation. Muh Family. Muh Survival. Muh Duty etc etc etc.

Let’s look at Watch_Dogs specifically. Now, there’s no way to ever know for sure. But I’m willing to bet initially, Aiden Pearce’s motivation was a lot less generic. Considering the theme, it was probably some sort of moral imperative about mass government surveillance (and the exploitation of it by criminal officials). 

But if course that might not work for every region, and in fact might have pissed off China, who was, at the time, debating whether or not to allow consoles in at all. So it has to get more generic. Well what’s the one thing everyone can probably relate to? Dead family member. Boom. Done.

Now, dead SPOUSES on the other hand have an entire different reason behind them; a character’s motivation being a dead spouse is almost always so they can be motivated AND free to get that hot adventure ass.

But yeah that’s how I see it.