Why do people like the dark elves so much, when they're racist, xenophonic slavers and generally assholes?
That’s precisely WHY people are so endeared to them. Morrowind is rather unique because the game’s mechanics aren’t just unexplained to you, but the world itself is.
You’re dumped into a strange alien environment, your first view of a town is a swampy town with a giant ass bug parked outside it. Why is there a bug? Fuck you outlander, everyone knows what the bug is for, you stupid ignorant n’wah. What’s an n’wah? Well fuck you again, everyone knows what an n’wah is, you s’wit. See, everyone else but you knows what these things are, they’re not gonna tell you, it’s up to you to figure it out. Just like it’s up to you to gain the trust and respect of the local dunmer.
Morrowind and the dunmer are not things that are welcoming. They are hostile, their ways seem commonplace to them but are alien to you. And that’s ultimately what makes it so rewarding and immerses players, because Morrowind is utterly devoted to its idea that all this weird shit is exactly the way the world works. There’s no time when someone stops, looks at the camera, and goes “Hey look at this weird bug, it’s weird right?”. No, the bug isn’t weird, the bug is the thing people use to get to work.
And because Morrowind forces players to sit down and start obeying its rules, and because those players force themselves to become part of that culture of mad wizardlords and theocratic xenophobes, they ultimately feel more like they belong there, and actually get to know and understand that made up culture. It’s sort of like effort justification. The reason we like dunmer is because we’ve spent all that time getting to understand those weirdos. Sure they’re bug-riding slavers, but they’re our bug riding slavers, and we didn’t trek halfway across the continent in jellyfish-leather boots dodging weird scribs and whatever-the-hells to have someone tell us otherwise.
This ARTPOP outtake snippet has been circulating since 2013. ‘POP ART’ was supposedly produced by Infected Mushroom, the same group who produced ‘Aura.’ The song is ‘Never Mind’ by Infected Mushroom. This snippet opens with 'This Is Love’ by will.i.am feat. Eva Simons in reverse. Thank you to artpopladygagaera for helping me find this. When this snippet is reversed, the lyric “you” is clear. However, this specific “you” came from the song ‘Nothing On (But The Radio).’ I would like to say thank you to Tumblr user what-did-u-just-lana-del-say for helping me find this. A special thank you to son-ofaphrodite.
Oysters mushrooms - (a group more then a specific mushroom) They bloom on and off year round, even during warm ups in the winter. They grow on dead and dying deciduous trees. Unlike some store bought varieties the the ones shown here are often delicate, and vary greatly in taste, even among those of similar appearance. Here in Erie we can get a almond/anise oder and flavor that can be almost over whelming. The Heath benefits of oyster mushrooms are well documented, and like all mushrooms that grow in the sun light they have vitamin D. They dry and rehydrate well. They were the first wild mushrooms I learned, and I love them more every year. Happy hunting
Vegans looking for none animal vitamin D should read about growing mushrooms in the sun, and sun drying mushrooms. Most store bought mushrooms are grown inside or in the dark, but some growers enhance their mushrooms with ultraviolet light.
PS. Do not learn mushrooms from the internet. White gilled mushrooms can kill you in nasty ways.
Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of content recently but my exams are still going on so I’ve not really had any time to write but I did find this story buried in my files and I thought I’d upload it to tide you guys over. Hope you like it :) - Fran
Today seemed to come to its point too quickly. Just a few
hours ago you were theorising plans with your boys, working on a low level case
and now here you were; riding shotgun with Dean on your way to save his wayward
brother, your first job in the field since you’d started helping the boys out.
The seemingly simple case, what you had thought was one
demon acting out, mushroomed exponentially. An entire group had ambushed you,
apparently with the specific intention of drawing the Winchester brothers onto
their playing field.
The tension in the car was high, the silence leaving you to
ponder the worst possible scenarios in your head. Even though you had been
practising your fighting skills for a long time you still felt slightly dizzy
at the thought of getting involved in a real brawl. But you had to do this, for
Sam and to prove to yourself that you could, that you could do more than just
crawling through books for information.
Dean, hearing your shaky intake of breath, gave you a
sympathetic look. “You know you don’t have to do this.”
Taking a deep breath to steel your nerves, you plaster on a
confident smile, “I know. I want to, I want to help.” You said, hoping he could
hear the sincerity in your voice over the fearful tremor. “Besides, what’re a
few demons next to the protégée of Dean Winchester and the man himself?”
At this he let out a chuckle, some of the tension leaving
him. A moment of silence descends on the two of you and as your mind wanders
your stomach rolls in anxiousness, your panic rising again before Dean cuts in.
“You remember the demon that found us in Toledo?” He asks.
“The one that had you guys pinned down before I so kindly
“Right,“ he gives you a sarcastic look over his shoulder
before going back to the road, “well that’s how I know you’ll be fine.”
You scrunched your nose up, snorting softly. “Because I
ganked one bitch that wasn’t paying attention?”
“No, idiot, because you held your nerve.” His green gaze
locks with yours, trying to convey how serious he was being. Under his watch,
your façade falters and you allow yourself to show the panic that you felt
brimming, feeling the familiar sting in your eyes.
“I hope your right, Dean.” You say, your voice shaking with
uncertainty. His mouth twitches down in displeasure as he turns back to the
road, both of you watching as the run down factory appears in the distance. “Oh
Dean swerves the car over to the side of the road as your
breathing starts to become erratic, your chest heaving. He pulls over harshly,
clicking his seatbelt off and grabbing your shoulders so you twist to face him.
If you hadn’t been on the verge of a panic attack you might have though his
dramatic movements funny.
“Listen to me (y/n). You are going to be fine.” His eyes
bore into yours, the determination in his voice breaking through your panic.
His rough fingers hold you up, soothing you with his touch. “I promise you I
won’t let anything happen to you.”
Your breathing starts to slow as his insistent gaze holds
yours. He moves a hand to your cheeks to brush away some of the moisture that
had gathered under your eyes as you close them, taking a few deep breathes to
“Okay, “Your voice is breathy and strained. “okay,
He moves to take your face in both of his hands, the panic
letting go of its chokehold to make way for the sensations that Dean’s
As you open your eyes you realise he is much closer than
before, a softness entering his features as he holds you. “You promise?” You
hate how childish you sound when you speak but the words needed to be said.
He answers you by pulling your face to meet his, your lips
closing over each other like old lovers, as if this was second nature to the
two of you. You focus on the sensations of him. His rough and scarred
fingertips trailing over your cheek, his hard and sure lips completely
enveloping your trembling ones, the soft whisper of his breath and he pulls
“I promise.” He assures, tilting his head to give you a
confident look. You feel the warm feeling of comfort and protection fill your
“Okay,” You nod, “let’s go save our brother.”
The main storage doors were blown wide open, making it clear
where you were wanted. You followed Dean as he crouched down, quietly making
his way toward the room. The blade in your hand felt foreign, even though you
had practised with it frequently. You repeated the exorcism spell over and over
in your head even though you already knew it like the back of your hand.
The storage room came into view and with it, Sam’s limp and
bloodied body illuminated under a swinging light. He was tied to a chair in the
seemingly empty room, the shadows filling the corners making you suspicious.
Dean swore under his breath and jumped into action, running
toward his brother. Though it was obvious this was a trap, he either didn’t
clock the situation or didn’t care. You ran behind him, frantically calling his
name, trying to get him to see, but you still followed him into the room. You
would follow him wherever he went.
He ran to Sam’s side, his gun clattering to the floor as he
used both hands to untie the ropes that bound Sam. You looked around, your eyes
flicking to shadows that seemed moving, making you jump, your knife poised
ready to attack if need be.
You could sense when they arrived, the hairs on the back of
your neck standing on end. The confidence you had felt in our abilities quickly
leaving you as you began to tremble with fear. Slowly you moved back in Dean’s
direction, keeping your eyes trained on the darkness as sweat began to bead at
“Dean, “You whisper, “Hurry up.”
He registers your words, his eyes scanning the room briefly
before moving back to Sam, attempting to pull him into consciousness. A thud
sounding from the main door makes you jump, focusing on the entrance. “Dean!”
You feel eyes’ watching you as Sam eventually begins to wake
up, Dean’s hands slapping his face and calling for him. Then you see them. The
group of obsidian eyed demons saunter into the room, filling out from behind
dusty boxes and through closed doors, more of them than you had expected.
“Dean, now!” You shout, kicking his gun his direction before
moving into a fighting stance, your knees barely holding your weight as they
quivered. Dean stands up, Sam slung over one shoulder and his gun in his other
A young, red headed woman stepped toward you, smirking.
“Well, isn’t this a treat.” She says, eyeing you greedily like you were a new
toy to play with. “Here we thought we’d only be getting the Winchesters for our
trouble but looks like we get an extra toy!”
Her sunny disposition contrasted to the darkness of her
eyes, her too sweet smile hiding the evil underneath. A growl emits from Dean
as you begin to shrink under her stare, her beady eyes flicking to him as her
bottom lip juts out.
“Play nice now Dean.” She says, walking over to you to
circle you. She laughs as you spin with her, keeping your front to her at all
times. “I like you.”
“Now boys,” she starts, turning to the boys to talk to them.
She turns her back to you and you see this as your moment to strike, bringing
your knife hand up, “Crowley asked me to find you to-“ As you lunge at her to
sink your blade deep into her back she spins, her hand flicking in your
direction as your body flies like a rag doll. You land solidly against the
wall, your knife slipping from your hand with the impact as an injured whine
“(y/n)!” Dean calls, moving to come after you. With a nod
from the red headed woman, two of her people move to grab the boys, easily
taking Dean down as he tried to protect both himself and his brother. Sam was
ripped from him as a punch landed his stomach, and then another, and another
blow to the back of his knees had him kneeling and wheezing, helpless.
“That wasn’t very nice.”
She says, picking up your knife and facing you. With a deep sigh she
swiftly buries the knife in your thigh, blood seeping into your jeans as your
muscles strain against your bonds, an agonised wail reverberating around the
room. “You dropped that.”
You panted in pain, the room swims before you as you
struggle to hold on to consciousness.
The bitch is still talking, you can hear her sweet sounding voice mixed
with Dean’s angry tones. Fixing your gaze with his, you attempt to focus,
pulling from the muddled mess that was your mind the words you needed.
“Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, “You hissed,
spitting the spell from between your teeth, “omnis satanica potestas, omnis
incursio, infernalis a-“Your voice turns into a needy gasping for breath as
your windpipe in crushed. You look with bleary eyes to see the woman glowering
“Well this is just so predictable.” She huffs, indignation
marking her face as the force on your throat tightens. “I was hoping we could
keep you around alive but, “with a
shrug of her shoulder and a close lipped smile she finishes, “it’s not really necessary.”
Your spine aches but with a gurgling intake of breath from
you the bond around your neck is released.
So hard to focus now. But Dean is yelling something, you try
and concentrate on his voice asking this demon what she wanted you for but you
can hear your pulse rush past your ears now.
“We only ever wanted her.” That voice says, somehow so clear
in your ears. “You lead her right here and now, you can watch me kill her.”
“Dean…” you manage
to get out, voice hoarse. He yells and yells and numbly you wonder why he
sounded so distraught. You were so tired you could hardly tell anymore.
It felt like there was a cacophony of noise, a high keening
laugh, shouting, a whirring sound like a fly buzzing past your ear, and then a
sharp pain emanates from your chest. Dully, the odd sensation of fabric tearing
in your chest is felt
and then it’s dark.
You can see his eyes
gazing full of emotion.
A brief interlude
between the heavy terror in your chest where his lips rest on yours. Lightness
lifting your heart instead.