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Newt: But our shenanigans are cheeky and fun.
Credence: Yeah, his shenanigans are cruel and tragic.
Tina: Which wouldn’t make them shenanigans at all, really.
Langdon Shaw: Evil shenanigans!
Percival: I swear to God, I’ll Crucio the next guy that says ‘shenanigans!’

Super Troopers (2001) 

for @multi-purpose-tool-guy

Now for something completely different

anonymous asked:

Some time ago you talked about things that get you excited in games (like the dialogues in Uncharted 4). There are any upcoming game this year that are you looking for?

Persona 5 in two weeks, hands down, end of story. There are very few games I actively look forward to - the majority of games are usually more of a “Oh, that’s coming. I’ll probably get it” type acknowledgement than anything else. I know how much work goes into AAA game dev, and I enjoy my time with them, but they don’t really excite me much. I like playing them, and they’re interesting, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out if I wait a bit and pick it up later (or sometimes not at all, like how I never purchased a WiiU). My exception to this is the Persona series. I’ve been a huge fan since playing through Persona 3 on the PS2, and I love it from so many different angles. It is the one series I actually get excited about.

For those who are unfamiliar with this series, it’s an utterly bizarre combination of Pokemon-style battle and collection gameplay, Visual Novel Scheduled Dating Sim character and relationship building, and randomly-generated dungeon crawler all wrapped up in an urban fantasy JRPG setting, and it is wonderful. I didn’t think that such disparate core gameplay systems could work so well together, but they synergize like peanut butter and chocolate in a way that got me hooked from the get go.

The metaplot moves forward through day-to-day scheduled gameplay, where the player’s protagonist character meets and befriends characters in a Japanese high school setting over the course of a school year. Each character relationship is represented by a specific tarot arcana, and the strength of your friendship with that character also affects the strength of the pokemon you can collect and summon of that tarot arcana. The pokemon are necessary to battle the enemies in the randomly generated dungeons, which you must complete in order to advance the plot, which opens up access to more of the individual character storylines, which let your pokemon get stronger, which makes the dungeons easier, which lets you advance the plot… and so on. The relationships you build with your teammates translate into improvements in battle. The pokemon you collect also help build closer relationships with your friends. The money and items you collect in the random dungeons are used to buy better equipment, but also gifts for friends and toys and books for stat increases. It’s a fantastic multi-level synergistic feedback cycle that kept me playing for hours because of how many connection points there are between the different core gameplay systems. 

From a developer’s perspective, Persona 5 specifically has got me very interested in their presentation and user interface design. The game is highly visually stylized, and that extends to the UI as well. But it isn’t something particularly basic either - the fonts, the color scheme, the lettering are all highly stylized as well. Just thinking about how they managed to get the fonts to work with that kind of stylization must have been a huge design challenge… especially because they knew they had to localize it to a whole different writing system, while still maintaining the style of the game. I’ve done localization before - fitting stuff from other languages into limited text space is already a challenge, but doing so while adhering to this gorgeous visual style guide is a super daunting task. Are they only rotating or highlighting specific letters? Is there some kind of special preprocessing pass for the the text? Is everything drawn separately and simply treated as a texture? My mind is abuzz with possibilities.

As a player, I love great character development, story development, and deep RPG combat systems. As a developer, I really like seeing how different and deep gameplay systems interact and intersect with each other. The Persona series has managed to keep me fascinated as both a player and a developer for quite some time. Combine this with the totally addictive genre-bending fusion score by Shoji Meguro and I’ve got a game that I’ll easily sink 80+ hours into without blinking and still go back for more. Persona is the only game series I actively avoid spoilers and marketing for, because I know for certain that I will be buying it and I want to remain as unspoiled as possible. 


Got a burning question you want answered?

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Jacob: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it?
Newt: We’re safe.
Jacob: Oh good.
Newt: We’re in a small prison cell in the Headquarters of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.
Jacob: This is obviously some strange usage of the word “safe” I wasn’t previously aware of.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (honestly not sure which version)

for @multi-purpose-tool-guy

Now for something completely different 

(Requests now closed) 

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - June 23rd, 2017

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! They are posted in the order I read them.

Oh and I’m wicked behind in my reading!! So if I tagged your post #can’t wait to read and you don’t see here, I will still read - I’m just REALLY behind  - such a first world problem!


You Had Me at Hello by @tdgal1 - Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak met at a Gala and had an instant attraction but Smoak Technologies and Queen Consolidated have to work together.  Can they make that sexual chemistry work and still work together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11075379

Somethings are Meant to Be by @pimsiepim - sequel to His Girl Wednesday which you REALLY NEED in your life. Set after Oliver returns to Star City after being missing for 3 years, it is shaping up to be just as awesome as His Girl Wednesday http://archiveofourown.org/works/7693105/chapters/17526601

Beyond the Spotlight multi-chapter by @arrow-through-my-writers-block - Bodyguard/Popstar AU. Felicity Smoak is music’s hottest star. But when her fame and deeply hidden secrets breed threats to her life that cannot be ignored, she hires Oliver Queen. As her new head of security/pet bodyguard, their personalities clash. Can he protect her from the many unknown enemies from her past that hunt her, or will her intriguing complexities and his own developing feelings be a detriment to them both? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11067006/chapters/24679221

A Lost Bet and A Midlife Crisis by @herskirtsarentthatshort - Oliver loses a bet and has to face the consequences. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11220387

While You Were Sleeping multi-chapter by @lou-lou26 - Felicity Smoak, an IT expert at Queen Consolidated, has a little bit of a crush on her boss, Tommy Merlyn. The problem? He doesn’t know she exists. After she saves his life, Felicity is mistaken for his fiancee as he lies in a coma. Suddenly thrown into the welcoming arms of the man’s family - The Queens, Felicity soon finds herself falling in love with his brother, Oliver. But when Tommy awakens, Felicity also finds herself in the worst predicament of her life. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3286841/chapters/7172570

Girl of My Dreams multi-chapter by @tdgal1 and @c0bra5nak3 - Oliver Queen, CEO of Queen Consolidated, meets IT specialist Felicity Smoak.   Playboy turns boyfriend as he dates and falls in love with this amazing woman.  But everything is not perfect and the couple will find that they must face some obstacles together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11066208/chapters/24677133

Signed Up for Love multi-chapter by @arrowgirl20 - After past traumatic relationships, both Oliver and Felicity are reluctant to date again. But after Oliver’s sister and Felicity’s best friend push them to sign up on an online dating site, they find that maybe they can both move on from their pasts and give love another shot. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11133207/chapters/24844758

There Was Always Something There multi-chapter by mindrambings - After having enough of Felicity’s behavior, Malcolm sends his daughter to a London boarding school for some much needed structure. Years later, she finally returns home to Starling. She finds that some things are the same while some have changed. As she reacquaints herself with her hometown, one relationship stands out in particular: Oliver Queen. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11060544/chapters/24662730?view_adult=true

Never Truly Over by @cruzrogue - Adrian Chase has Tommy’s body revived by the Lazarus pit. Tommy is then brain washed and his blood lust for vengeance against criminals also conditioned that Felicity Smoak is the love of his life and that Oliver Queen is the enemy. Always ten steps ahead even dead is his final play against the Green Arrow. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11189592

It Could Have Turned Out Differently, I Suppose (But It Didn’t) by @wherethereissmoak -  Written for the Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon prompt “at odds.” (and yes the title to this fic came from Jane Austen). Team Arrow and Flash are whammied by a meta-human that gives visions of how happy their lives, and the lives of their friends and families would be if only they had made different choices. He may have met his match when he  encounters one Felicity Meghan Smoak. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11226783

Please Don’t Leave Me by @felicityollies - Oliver can’t bear to see Felicity sell her soul to Helix, so he tries to stop her. (set in 5x19) http://archiveofourown.org/works/11034534/chapters/25087074

See Beneath multi-chapter by @someonesaidcake - Fantastic, hot story of Olicity meeting on a cruise but of course it’s not all smooth sailing http://archiveofourown.org/works/8053801/chapters/21054992

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard http://archiveofourown.org/works/9243455/chapters/20960405

To Make You Feel My Love multi-chapter by @smkkbert - One year after the Gambit went down, the incredible happens: Oliver is found alive and brought back to Starling City. All he wants is getting back to Felicity and Madeleine. Though Felicity welcomes him back with her arms wide open, Oliver struggles to find his place in the family. It seems like his place – at least in Mae’s heart – is already taken. And it doesn’t help that it’s his best friend Tommy who seems to have taken it. A MUST READ. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10904208/chapters/24242493

Happy Not-Quite-Father’s Day by @overwatchandarrow - Oliver and William’s first Father’s Day together. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11236113

A Day in the Life multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity Smoak is an MIT graduate and assistant to Oliver Queen.   Suddenly she is his pretend girlfriend and in the spotlight.  Oliver Queen needs a girlfriend to get rid of an obsessive former lover and to please his parents. Fluffy, funny, happiness! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9229205/chapters/20931281

Eye Contact by @some1foundme - Student/Teacher AU. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11036964/chapters/24861222

Till Your Last Breath multi-chapter by @walker-oliciter - The countdown plastered to one’s skin showed how much time the other’s soulmate had left to live. For Felicity Smoak, that meant she had 3 months to find and warn her soulmate before he would die. When she met him though, she got more than what she signed herself up for. Especially when his secret identity was revealed to her… Soulmate, Bratva AU mixed with Olicity Fic-A-Thon Prompts. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11171919/chapters/24938952

One Last Time by @wetsuiton -  Prompt: Taste http://archiveofourown.org/works/11084547/chapters/24957036

Suspenders and Stripping to Power Ballads by @imusuallyobsessed - After the mayoral event, Oliver and Felicity finish what they started in the closet. And Oliver fulfills his promise to make her forget about Channing Tatum. Olicity Hiatus Fic-A-Thon week 3 prompt: taste. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11181036

We Are Home Now by @madhaj - This is my take of Oliver and Felicity dealing with the aftermath of Season 5 Finale. Everything until the finale happened. I make the assumption that William’s mother died in Lian Yiu. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11183232/chapters/24967518

Taste by @some1foundme - Prompt #3 - Taste http://archiveofourown.org/works/11036964/chapters/24960354

When I’m With You - Withdrawal Symptoms multi-chapter by @sentence-fragments - Arrow AU - After finally becoming a couple, the worst possible thing you can imagine happens to Felicity Merlyn. Her other half is gone and she has to find a way to live without him. Or does she? This is Felicity’s journey to finding herself after Oliver is gone and the decisions she has to make in her quest to find him. (part 2 of the ‘When I’m With You’-series) http://archiveofourown.org/works/3205622/chapters/6972173

Last Night || Felicity Smoak by @themanbeneaththehood - Oliver’s thoughts on Felicity http://themanbeneaththehood.tumblr.com/post/162011557647/last-night-felicity

Strangers in the Night: Through the Glass by @supersillyanddorky06 - AU. Strangers who meet young. http://archiveofourown.org/works/4493247/chapters/25141176

Secrets Don’t Make Friends multi-chapter by @felicityollies - Felicity stumbles upon the lair after getting drunk at Verdant. She meets the Hood, but it doesn’t go as she expects. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10938729

The Taste of Tears by @dreamsofolicity - Oliver comes to Felicity a few days after the Undertaking. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11191491/chapters/24989814

Tastes Like Pure Joy multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak - Felicity almost has her school paid off - and her last night as a live-donor at a vampire restaurant will settle her debt. But her encounter with client Oliver Queen was anything but the quick and easy feed either of them was expecting. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11163723

Redemption multi-chapter by @vaelisamaza Oliver returns for being with the League after five - this story gets better and better - you should be reading this! http://archiveofourown.org/works/9107518/chapters/22278866

Forever at Odds by @laurabelle2930 - Oliver a vampire joined into an arranged marriage with Felicity. The result of their union and the reason behind it means that to save her life he might have to break the very rules of his survival. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11251638

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter! http://archiveofourown.org/works/8035363/chapters/22542341

The Donor multi-chapter by @spaztronautwriter - Felicity Smoak has always dreamed of being a mother and she isn’t going to let a little thing like men stop her from making that dream come true. Having a baby by herself might just be biting off a little more than she can chew, but one way or the other it’s about to change her whole life. LOVE THIS SO MUCH! http://archiveofourown.org/works/11099361

Home (post-5x23 fic) by @dust2dust34 - Felicity goes somewhere else when the bombs go off. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8226541/chapters/25160109

Clavado En Un Bar by truefandoms - You’re too young to hate the world.“ http://archiveofourown.org/works/11254875

(A Taste of) a Different Side of You by @bokayjunkie - Felicity walks in to find Oliver doing something she would have never expected; cooking. Takes place in my lets get together (have our teams combined) world. This can be read as a stand alone story with only small references to the previous ones, but where’s the fun in that. Olicity hiatus ficathon, this week’s prompt: taste. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11187705

Aafreen (Alluring) by @crazycrystal10 -  Police detective Felicity Smoak tries to make her husband, billionaire Oliver Queen understand the need for security. AU. Week’s prompt : Taste http://archiveofourown.org/works/11191461

Summer Vacation: The Grand Tour by @dmichellewrites - Prompt 3 (again): Taste. Felicity returns the favor in her office. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11074743/chapters/24995298

Home multi-chapter by @adiwriting - Oliver and Felicity have been best friends since 1st grade. So when Oliver is found by some fishermen after he being lost at sea for 5 years, she’s ecstatic. The only problem is, the Oliver she lost, may not be the Oliver they found. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11259471/chapters/25174200

Blessings in Disguise by @gypsyfire1066 - Tumblr prompt- Taste http://archiveofourown.org/works/11194398

Never Enough by @olicitydaydream - Felicity was aware that she was being petty and childish but she was sick and tired of being constantly outdone by Oliver Queen http://archiveofourown.org/works/11194695

Sometimes, Love Isn’t Enough multi-chapter by @arrowfan437 - A mark. In this world, it defines you. And who you are with your partner. Felicity’s been searching all around for the one that’ll bring meaning to her mark. And she found him. But after being around him for so long, she wonders why she was given the mark at all. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10789404/chapters/23932119

News-Report: Flames by @cruzrogue - Two huge fires not so far from Star City. Oliver unable to help physically it hits him hard. Felicity tries her best to calm him though she too is so devastated at the loss. Oliver writing in his journal. http://cruzrogue.tumblr.com/post/162093820879/news-report-flames

There’s Nobody Here (Just Us Together): Happiness in 20 words or lessby @pennedbyv - Olicity prompt - http://archiveofourown.org/works/11197137/chapters/25004514

Eye Contact by @pennedbyv - Olicity Hiatus Fic-a-thon prompt eye contact http://archiveofourown.org/works/10996266/chapters/25004745

Sour Taste by @madhaj - Oliver, after a hard fight, feels a bad taste invade his mouth http://archiveofourown.org/works/11085039/chapters/24992694

Most Secrets Come with a Price: Taste by @diggo26 - Prompt taste -http://archiveofourown.org/works/11055969/chapters/25014141

Nothing Feels Like You: All I Want by @releaseurinhibitions - Set after 2x23 (including the alternative scene in the Queen Manor). Written for the olicity hiatus fic-a-thon | prompt: taste. http://archiveofourown.org/works/11018673/chapters/25017690

Bonds That Can’t Be Broken multi-chapter by @wherethereissmoak - Felicity goes off her meds to enjoy one heat with a random stranger after her graduation before settling down to focus on her career. On the drunken night out in Vegas, she finds an Alpha and they have what she hopes is a one night stand. But the next morning, she wakes up with a bondmate bite and realizes she cannot remember many details of the night before. Oliver Queen knows that he bonded with a beautiful woman, but he has no idea who she was. The two try (and often fail) to move on with their life without hope of ever finding their mate, but does fate have other plans for them? And when they reunite, can they overcome all the forces of evil in their path to finally be together? http://archiveofourown.org/works/11067591/chapters/24680781

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens. http://archiveofourown.org/works/8220479/chapters/18840356

Killer Frost Smoak multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity is with Barry during the particle accelerator and becomes Killer Frost.  How does she handle this and does she tell Oliver? http://archiveofourown.org/works/8654356/chapters/19846777

Return to Me multi-chapter by @diggo26 - What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with the last 5 years of your memories gone? After an unfortunate accident, Oliver Queen must figure out his place in a life he has no memory of whilst his wife, Felicity, does everything she can to support him. With emotions, secrets and relationships pushed to the limits; will love and friendship be enough to turn back the hands of time?http://archiveofourown.org/works/10536999/chapters/23265480

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The Truth is Out There [on Netflix]

Characters: CastielXReader ft. Sam and Dean Winchester, Crowley

Word Count: 1600

A/N: One-shot written for @thing-you-do-with-that-thing Kari’s Favorite Things Challenge with prompt – The X-Files. Castiel searches for the truth of the human condition on Netflix…with a little help from his friends and a pair of fictional FBI agents who exemplify something it turns out he very much wants to believe. Off-beat humor and saccharine fluff.

The fateful day Sam instructed Castiel how to go about accessing Netflix was the day life in the bunker irrevocably changed. When not assisting with a case, the angel could reliably be found in his room binge watching yet another series, or two. You often tarried at the threshold of his ajar door on the way to bed to appreciate the television illuminated enraptured dopey smile glowing upon his normally austere features.  Frequently you surrendered to the temptation to join him, swiftly drifting to sleep listening not to the television, but to his gentle laughter. He didn’t seem to mind the company, regularly and uncomplainingly obliging the use of his shoulder as a makeshift pillow when your drowsy head rolled sideways. Generally speaking, you were happy he found something to distract him from his myriad of woes and fill his long no-sleep-required angelic nights, not to mention the perfect pretext to spend more downtime with him without drawing unwanted notice and subsequent teasing from Sam and Dean.

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“‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” Tennyson.
Do you think he’s right?
I don’t know, but if you figure it out, tell me?

Requested by Anonymous (who deserves all the awards!)

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My portable spell kit.

Being a college witch on the go, I found that it’s useful to have some things to do quick simple discrete spells on the fly.

So if anyone else wants to make one or wants a jumping off point for theirs. Keep in mind nothing I use here are absolute musts. Your practice is yours so the stuff you would require for spellwork might be vastly different than the stuff I would require to do it. Also mine is not everything I would want, but since I’m a dude who doesn’t have the luxury of a purse (and space in my messenger is at a premium) it had to be small and compact.

I wouldn’t count this as an altar either, just a spell kit, though I could probably figure that out as I go.

The contents and what they’re for.

1. An altoids tin, its the box I found to keep this stuff in and its durable.

2. 2 rubber bands, for keeping the box closed and bindings.

3. A tin of matches and strike boards. The tin I found at a healthfood store and is meant for balms and stuff.

4. 3 candles two black and white and one just white. For spells and filtering energy (in the black and white ones, the plain white one is multiuse)

5. Oils in .25 dram bottles, I’m an oil whore, what can I say. Some are homemade others were purchased from a witch shop near me. There is lucky mojo, alpha (self confidence and courage during discussion, seriously useful), academic success (This one is basically a crown of success oil, but the shop sells it as academic, its a college town what can you do?), crown of Amethyst (focus, protection, calm and clairity).

6. Black salt in jar for protection and I use it as a sort of magical fire extinguisher if I fuck up or theres something fucked up near me.

7. Lavender heads in jar, a power herb for me and a fantastic multi use one at that. this is like rosemary to me.

8. A pewter pentagram pendant. This can be used as a pentacle in a pinch as well as strung through with the thread to make a pendulum. Its an important symbol to my practice as its the symbol of magic, will, and elemental power.

9. Thread, bindings,knot magic, cat toy

10. A quartz crystal. I got this in a crystal grab bag and I thought it would be perfect for this. It’s small and can be charged to do anything. It also makes for quite a nice wand if I need one.

11. It’s in the tin but it’s a velvet bag in black to make a quick spell sachet and muffle and protect whats in the box.

12. Salt packets from the cafeteria. You kn ow what salt is for.

So that’s my portable kit, I hope that all of you out there can find this useful and maybe consider your own portable craft needs.

hey there, followers of @aosladies! you guys helped us reach an amazing milestone recently - 10k of you wonderful people have chosen to follow this blog, and for that we are incredibly grateful!

in honor of that milestone and the forthcoming fifth season of fantastic and multi-layered lady characters on Agents of SHIELD, we’ve decided to do a lil’ something to celebrate! 

10 days for 10k A Celebration of SHIELD’s Ladies

what do you need to do? nothing! just sit back and enjoy more of your favorite SHIELD ladies every day for the next 10. 

thank you so much for helping us appreciate these ladies as much as they deserve!

with love,
your @aosladies team ❤❤

anonymous asked:

is it bad that when it comes to daisuga i can't ship either of them with anyone else? it just doesn't seem right. i'm open to any other ships but just none that involve daichi or suga with any one else other than each other :(

Not at all!! I’m a firm believer in everyone being free to like what they want, how they want, provided they aren’t hurting or being a jerk to anyone else in the process. DaiSuga are my OTP, and for me they feel the most right together (like, so right it almost hurts when I spend too much time thinking about it, because the intricacies of the way they balance and support each other are so beautiful), but I also have a lot of fun imagining them in parallel universes where they’re with other people. They’re such fantastic, multi-layered characters and I love the way different parts of them are highlighted depending on who they’re paired with. 

I think this may also be related to the fact that I don’t think there is only one person who can be good for someone else. I do think Daichi and Suga are a perfect match, but I also believe they would be able to make meaningful, probably really beautiful connections, with other people if they didn’t have each other, and I love exploring those new dynamics. For me, I can play with those things and not feel like anything has been taken away from the purity that is DaiSuga together, because that remains untouched in its own universe in my mind, and there’s a wonderful feeling of coming home when I write them together again.

For you, it may feel too real to pair them up with other people, like imagining one with someone else is hurting the other, and that’s okay! We all visualize and imagine things differently. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you only enjoying it when Daichi and Suga are paired together, nor do I think there’s anything wrong with people loving them in multiple ships. We ship these characters because it makes us happy and excited, so you do whatever works for you and don’t feel obligated to do anything else. Just be respectful of those who may see things differently, as they should be respectful of you.

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