no one tells you about this stuff

Inspector Gadget!

Nick Valentine is one of my all-time favorite videogame companions EVER. I wish there was a bit more interaction with him and the Sole Survivor. You can only imagine the sort of pre-war stuff they’d talk about and the inside jokes they’d have that no one else in the Commonwealth would get save for a few ghouls who still remember. He’d be a great travel and camping buddy and probably has a lot of stories to tell. 

(Also dropping this into my Nicky V. backstory fic because I can.)

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anonymous asked:

What is the thing with the concentration camp?

Well, as I said, I live in a town where 1) Masculinity is really really important 2) it’s like a wolf pack, you want to be the alpha 3) it’s normal to be nasty and tell people even those you never talked to, something nasty about their appearance… even in the middle of the street.

So I was always that thin and of course in high-school you have PE three times a week and you have to wear a simple shirt + short. And I think it was the 2nd year, one guy started comparing the wrist of every guy and of course I was so thin they could do that stuff with the fingers around the wrist without touching it… and one guy told me “fuck, you’re so thin .. you must have escape Auschwitz or something like that”, so obviously the other guys started calling me “little jew” (which I’m not) or stuff like that, then it spread around the school and even my little brother joked about it.

To be fair, it’s really shitty they did that but everyone did. When it’s not that, it’s asking you if you’re anorexic, nurses from the mandatory medical visit asking you if your mother is giving you food and writting her letters almost saying she’s a bad mother or even people from sport clubs refusing you to join because of your weight. So at the end I just felt like everyone was watching and mocking me. I bought large black sweater and wear that all the time even when it was 35°c outside.

It was hard and honestly I wish I was at least thin-healthy but I’m really not and my crooked arm is even more visible and that’s making me feel like a failure from the beginning. And they really didn’t think it was a big deal, it’s just a joke but deep down when guys I had crush on (while not being out) told me that I was crushed and I’m done

I’m 24, and I think I have to step up a bit. This town sucks and when i leave I want to feel good about myself

anonymous asked:

THERES A BOY AT MY CHURCH THAT I HAVE BASICALLY NEVER TALKED TO BUT I KEEP HAVING DREAMS ABOUT HIM ITS REALLY WEIRD I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO CAN YOU ADVISE ME PLS

Pray about the situation and keep your feels in check, don’t overthink stuff. Perhaps God might be trying to tell you something.
Maybe God is trying to tell you to be friends with that person because they’re going through something you happen to have experience/knowledge in. Or maybe He wants you to pray about that person. 
If it feels romantic, don’t be one of those people that approaches another person and says, “God told me we’re supposed to be together” because if that’s true He will tell BOTH of you.
If I’m being honest I don’t really know what I can tell you other than to pray about it and wait on God! I hope any of this helps in any way :)

But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words, but he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is to come. The Spirit of truth will bring glory to me, because he will take what I have to say and tell it to you.“ - John 16:13-14 (NCV)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” - James 1:5 (NLT)

anonymous asked:

Hey Sam, I'm in love with my best friend, but we can't be together, but i still want to be her best friend but sometimes it's really hard especially when she tells me about other guys and stuff, it really hurts. Should i try distance myself from her for a while? would that work? i feel like when i see her again then the same feelings would just come up inevitably, what would you do? Also thank you so much for everything you do for each and every one of us, we all appreciate you.

My friend, you are in a tough situation. You are experiencing the pain of “unrequited love”. This is when one person feels romantic love, eros, and the other feels the love known as philia love as one might feel for a brother or sister. It is a recipe for heartache. 

The dilemma is that you don’t want to end the friendship because you like her as a friend but these are dangerous waters. What would I do? I can tell you what I did do when I was in your situation. I bought a tent and some camping gear and took off driving around the American Southwest stopping every so often to get some sleep. During that entire time, I suffered. Then, gradually, after being away from her the pain faded and ended entirely when I fell in love with somebody else. Now, all these years later, I am friends with her and her husband and we remember our romance with great fondness.

Try and stay away. So long as you are in love with her you will not fall in love with anybody else. 

anonymous asked:

You want me to tell me the thing I hate the most about you? It's how to seem to want to be hated and you care too much about what everyone else does. You don't like lewd stuff, you don't like what most people see as cool. That's fine, that's acceptable. You like things that other people hate and that's awesome and the way you look at the world is one of my favourite things about following you. Just ignore the rest of the world and focus on living in one of your own perception, not this sneering.

When I read the first line of this, I was fully expecting having to come up with a comment oozing fake confidence. But it went in an entirely different direction and took me along for the journey.

I suppose it’s very easy to focus on the negative (or what we perceive as negative), since that’s what gets to you and really bothers you.

I was thinking of a number of other things to write here, but ultimately, I feel that would be changing the topic. They’re not wrong thoughts, just not thoughts for now.

Ultimately, you’re absolutely correct. I should really focus on making content I like and appreciating things I like. Certainly am not gonna make other people appreciate those things by being a sourpuss.

But now I wonder who you are. Maybe it’s better I don’t know. I do enjoy the sense of mystery. In a strange way, I enjoy not knowing things.

Anyhow, thanks anon, I think I really needed that. I think you’re cool.

ptsd stuff no one talks about
  • nightmares about trusted people hurting you
  • nightmares that are completely different from what actually happened
  • everything is too loud !!!
  • gotta cut your hair gotta cut your hair chop chop chop
  • tfw you’re halfway through telling a story and remember it involves Them
  • never enough showers
  • waking up and being somewhere else for a few seconds
  • being bossy for the thrill of being in charge
  • randomly teleporting to bad places for a few seconds while just going about your day

feel free to add more

It’s time for another Hiveswap development team interview!

Hey there, Hiveswap and Homestuck fans! Ash here once again, and as promised, it’s time for another interview with the talented folks on Hiveswap’s development team! And don’t worry – if you missed the first interview, with our environment art director Rah, you can find it right here!

Who’s in the hot seat today? Why, it’s Adrienne, our lead animator! She can tell you far more about her work on the project than I ever could, so without further ado, I’m going to hand things off to her – after reminding you all to take good, long looks at the wonderful examples of her work peppered throughout this interview. Take it away, Adrienne!

Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?

Hiya! My name’s Adrienne and I’m the lead animator for Hiveswap. I work together with Angela, the animation director, on roughs, cleanup, background and cutscene animation – anything that moves!

When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?

I was hired full-time in January 2016, but I started doing some sprite conceptualization in late 2015 in tandem with [S]:Collide work (I animated sprites for the main big bads and did thumbnails for some of the sequences).

Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?

Homestuck is basically my career background, ahaha.

I drew a lot of fan art for Homestuck after I finished catching up in late 2012. I got some attention from my work and I was asked to do comic pages for Paradox Space. Then I did work for the Homestuck calendar. Then I just became more involved in the comic after that by doing thumbnails, sprite animation, comic pages, snapchats… and now I’m working on the game… it’s been a wild ride from fan to full-time fan.

But as for how I got started in animation, a lot of it was influenced by anime and then DeviantArt while I was growing up. I grew up with Naruto and loved Norio Matsumoto’s work in it (he did the key animation for the best episodes!). And on DeviantArt, I liked following OCTs (Original Character Tournaments) and was particularly inspired by Unknown-Person’s work.

My general advice would be to value learning and exploration, and have less expectations of what life should hand you – it makes a lot of circumstances feel like a pleasant surprise and a good opportunity to learn something new. That’s how I felt when I stumbled into this field anyway, haha.

We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?

Agh, what a difficult question. My most-played genre is colorful multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Splatoon.

I finished Nier: Automata recently and now I’m working through Persona 5. But when I’m not working through that game, I play Breath of the Wild (most of my time is spent riding my horse around Hyrule – it’s very calming).

Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?

I generally use Homestuck flash animations as an inspiration for Hiveswap sprite animations.

When I’m working on cutscenes, I look to Professor Layton stuff. I love how they integrated cutscenes with gameplay in that series.

As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!

My recent favorite is Mob Psycho 100. The raw and rough quality of the animation for that one is my jam and the main cast is really inspiring. Avatar: The Last Airbender is still my top favorite for its epic storytelling and world-building. Naruto always has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the earliest things that inspired me to study animation.

Other big influential works for me were Princess Mononoke and How to Train Your Dragon.

What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!

Here’s a picture of my workstation! If you squint at the bottom screen closely, you can see me taking the picture. But anyway… yeah. I am a little embarrassed for people to know how saturated my workstation is with inspirational quotes (there are papers of handwritten motivation on the walls behind me), but that’s just how I deal when the anxiety gets a little rough.

When I want to focus (usually for rough animation and concept art), I pull up an electronic or classical playlist on YouTube (and recently Spotify) or have no music playing at all. But for everything else (cleanup, in-betweens, etc.), I dig into different genres once in awhile but Imagine Dragons and Americana/folk stuff are my go-to. Acoustics sound really nice in these speakers.

Favorite Homestuck character?

Egh, this is impossible… I’m gonna say it’s between Rose, Jade, Roxy, Kanaya, Terezi, and Vriska… um…

Favorite Homestuck ship?

Rose/Kanaya has never once failed me! c: (I think John/Terezi is really funny too.)

Favorite Homestuck flash?

Urgh… I don’t know, there’s so many that I love. In terms of like… cool and creative setup, [S] Cascade probably? [S] GAME OVER is cool too, because everyone died and the stakes just got so much higher. Oh! I just remembered [S] Make her pay as well!

This question is impossible.

(In the above animation timeline, the first frame is held for 4/24 of a second, the second frame for 2/24 of a second, the third for 2/24, and so on.)

Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?

Thank you for all your support, and for your patience in making it through the Giga/Mega/Omegapauses intact!

Where can people find more of your work? Link us to your own little corner(s) of the Internet!

If you want to see more of my stuff, my Tumblr is the place to be!

Thank you, Adrienne! Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this second Hiveswap development team interview – and don’t worry, there are still plenty more to come!

Now that we’ve gotten things rolling, from here on out we’ll be bringing you a new interview every Wednesday, so be sure to check back every week for a new behind-the-scenes look at the development of Hiveswap and the talented people behind it!

See you next time!

Why the SPN mixtape scene from 12x19 is screenwriting gold, and should be taught to the next generations of screenwriters everywhere - analysis

20 seconds. Two lines of dialogue, three gestures, a couple more camera angles. Episode 19, season 12 of a genre TV show “Supernatural”. A single strike of screenwriting and cinematic genius. The mixtape scene.

Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn, I bow before you.

This scene should be used as an example for future screenwriters how you can put maximum of meaning into minimal time and dialogue. Should be analyzed and taught at universities everywhere, how to achieve the most using the least. How to write for TV, where you only have less than an hour to built something spectacular.

WOW.

Let’s just peel off all the layers of these 20 seconds of footage and these 13 words. 13 WORDS.

(Cas knocks, Dean doesn’t say anything. Cas opens the door, apologizes for disturbing Dean in his room, and then takes a cassette tape out of his left inside coat pocket, and puts it on the desk, while tapping the label on it that says “Deans (sic!) top 13 Zepp traxx”.)

Cas: Um, I just wanted to return this.

Dean: It’s a gift. You keep those.

13 tracks. 13 words. The future. So number thirteen is important for the future. I mean, are you trying to tell us something here, writers?

(Dean takes the tape, oustreches his arm, and gives it back to Cas. We see Cas’ hand grabbing the tape, and taking it back.)

That tiny scene is ENORMOUS from the perspective of the narrative and the characterization. Let’s see what we can get out of it. (Prepare yourself: it’s gonna be long. Damn, how much meta can you write based on 20 seconds of television and two lines of dialogue?) (Hint: A lot.)

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- if u block someone then everytime theyre around its just this black vaguely human shaped void that doesnt effect u in any way and is repelled immediatly upon coming 6 feet near u

- anon hate is someone running after u to tell u they hate you

- u try ur best to avoid anyone wearing a flower crown

- callouts are a hoard of people follwing one person and yelling stuff about them

- pornbots are just naked people on the street

- people come up to you to talk and you get excited but then they tell you their name is Erika and theyd like you to play their new game and point you towards a shady alleyway so you push them away and leave

- drama takes shape in the form of random fistfights on the street

- every once in a while someone walks up to you and says YOU ARE VALID

If Styles hadn’t yet adapted to global social-media attention, he was tested in 2012, when he met Taylor Swift at an awards show. Their second date, a walk in Central Park, was caught by paparazzi. Suddenly the couple were global news. They broke up the next month, reportedly after a rocky Caribbean vacation; the romance was said to have ended with at least one broken heart.

The relationship is a subject he’s famously avoided discussing. “I gotta pee first. This might be a long one,” he says. He rises to head to the bathroom, then adds, “Actually, you can say, ‘He went for a pee and never came back.‘ ”


He returns a couple of minutes later. “Thought I’d let you stew for a while,” he says, laughing, then takes a gulp of green juice. He was surprised, he says, when photos from Central Park rocketed around the world. “When I see photos from that day,” he says, “I think: Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier. I mean, you’re a little bit awkward to begin with. You’re on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”


He’s well aware that at least two of Swift’s songs – “Out of the Woods” and “Style” – are considered to be about their romance. (“You’ve got that long hair slicked back, white T-shirt,” she sang in “Style.”) “I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not …” he says, attempting gallant discretion, “but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere.” He smiles. “I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about. That’s the part that’s about the two people. I’m never going to tell anybody everything.” (Fans wondered whether “Perfect,” a song Styles co-wrote for One Direction, might have been about Swift: “And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out/And if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about/Baby, I’m perfect.”)


Was he able to tell her that he admired the songs? “Yes and no,” he says after a long pause. “She doesn’t need me to tell her they’re great. They’re great songs … It’s the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever.”


Is there anything he’d want to say to Swift today? “Maybe this is where you write down that I left!” He laughs, and looks off. “I don’t know,” he finally says. “Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than ‘this didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’ And if you run into that person, maybe it’s awkward, maybe you have to get drunk … but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best shit ever. So thank you.”

—  Harry Styles talking about Taylor Swift - Rolling Stone May 2017 (x)

PragerU is more evil than other right wing outlets InfoWars because they tell the same amount of ridiculous lies but in a professional, academic format.

One of PragerU’s videos is about fossil fuels being the ‘greenest energy’. As ridiculous as stuff like that sounds, their presentation is well done and people eat it up, judging by their views and subscriber count. Other videos include income inequality is good, don’t follow your passion, and any other dystopian late capitalist talking point you can think of.

Unlike InfoWars and Breitbart type outlets, PragerU wants to get itself into academic spaces to influence young people, and lots of times they do.

In my opinion it’s more important to point out media outlets like PragerU as spreading a false agenda than InfoWars/Breitbart, which are obvious with their bullshit.

yall talk about keith having that Galra Height™ but tell me altean lance wouldnt use his chameleon powers to be one (1) inch taller than keith

  • *221B*
  • Sherlock: *sitting in his chair; hands clasped* I have to tell you something.
  • Rosamund: *sitting in her dad's old chair; eating a cookie* Yeah?
  • Sherlock: *awkward* Um, well, for a while, I've been...on my own here.
  • Rosamund: *nods* I know. That's okay, Uncle Sherlock.
  • Sherlock: *smiles* I know. It's okay if that changes, too *pauses* would you be okay if that changes?
  • Rosamund: *confused* Changes how?
  • Sherlock: *clears his throat* I've asked someone to live with me. Someone very special, very close to me *affectionate* someone I love *smiles* and they've accepted.
  • Rosamund: *grins* Is it Aunt Molly?
  • Sherlock: *frowns* How do you know that?
  • Rosamund: *giggles* Oh, Uncle Sherlock...you didn't think that was a SECRET, did you?
  • Sherlock: ...
Some more headcanons about Peter growing up on Yondu’s ship

part 1

  • Yondu not having any idea what Terrans eat so he tries to give Peter like, raw meat and stuff, and Peter is disgusted and Yondu is confused (“What’s wrong, boy? It’s fresh! Eat it!”). Though Peter is even more bummed out when he finds out there’s no McDonalds in space.
  • Peter wanting video games but Yondu telling him flying an M-ship is way more exciting than any video game (“All right, if it is, let me fly one!” “You’re too young to fly, you’ll crash.” “No, I won’t! If I can’t play games, at least let me try!” “I said no!” “But Yonduuuuu!” “You’re an annoying little bugger, you know that?” *grumbling and muttering* “All right, follow me, you can give Tulk’s old ship a try, but you put one mark on it- one mark, one spill on the dash- and you don’t get to give it another shot til you’re fourteen.” “KRAGLIN! YONDU’S GONNA LET ME FLY!”)
  • Peter trying to tell the Ravagers about Halloween, but they just don’t get it, and when he scavenges the materials to dress up as a pirate, they don’t notice anything different (except Kraglin, who says, “Nice hat, Pete,” when a rather deflated Peter walks by in full costume).
  • Members of other factions sometimes thinking Kraglin is Peter’s dad, and Yondu getting lowkey pissed off about it (“Course that’s not his dad, ya moron! Quill, get back on the ship and stop causing trouble.”)
  • Kraglin losing his blaster and freaking out cause he can’t find his spare and Peter says, “Just go ask Yondu for one!” and Kraglin is like, “He’ll get mad!” and Peter is confused because apparently, “I do it all the time whenever I lose something, he doesn’t care,” which is weird, because last time Kraglin lost something and went to Yondu to see if he knew where it was, Yondu snapped at him, “If you don’t keep an eye on your stuff, it’s not my problem when you can’t find it.”
  • The crew getting new communication devices and Peter texting with Kraglin all the time so Yondu gets suspicious and is always nosing on Peter’s end (“Who you writing to all the time, boy? You planning a mutiny?”)
  • Peter going through puberty and everyone on the whole ship making fun of his voice cracking up to the point where he ends up getting in a fight with someone because he’s so sick of it and Yondu has to drag them apart and scold them both for being immature, but as he’s walking away, he imitates Peter too.
  • Peter getting his hands on an electric guitar and keeping half the crew from sleeping with his late-night shredding until Yondu finally starts locking Peter’s guitar in his cabin every night at 11:00 (“Kraglin, Yondu said I’m not allowed to practice sick riffs past 11:00…” *Kraglin internally fist-pumps* “Aww, sorry Pete.”)
  • Peter going on his first solo mission and Yondu being on edge the whole time, which means he’s extraordinarily irritable toward the crew, so they all come to dread Peter’s missions because Yondu’s so unpleasant while he’s gone.
  • Peter getting arrested on some planet and Yondu bailing him out the next morning. Peter’s mad at Yondu for not doing it the night he got in, but according to Yondu, every Ravager should spend at least a couple nights of their life in jail, and though he doesn’t say it, he’s pretty proud of Peter for having done something that could get him time.

Sometimes I can not believe how many people in this fandom (and others) pretend to be ‘pro healty relationships’ and ‘anti-abuse’ when they do nothing but send hate to people with whom they do not share the same headcanon and tastes. 
Pls, be consider, simply tell that some ships don’t meet your tastes. NO one can judge you or ask explanations for that. 

And remember that if these ships do that, it does not mean that these are necessarily ‘abusive’ or ‘nasty’ or ‘unhealty’. 
English is not my native language and that’s a shame, because I have /a lot/ of shit to say about all that creepy stuff but It would take too effort.

Just… the real harassment comes from you, when all of what you do is judging and send hate to people, calling they shit or nasty or gross only for fucking entertaiment contents. 

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Sherlock: Is a phone call possible? 

Mycroft: Phone call? 

Sherlock: Sherlock has a brother he may wish to say goodbye. John has a daughter he may wish to say goodbye.

Suga Daddy: Part 8

Suga Daddy: 8

Word count: 8.3k

Genre/Warnings: angst, dirty talk, language 

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader

Summary: Yoongi tells you about his past but is terrified of how you’ll take it.

This came a little early than expected. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for reading.

Parts: {playlist} one | two | three | four | five | six | seven 

Everything felt like it was playing out and slow-motion and all you were doing was twirling the flowers in your hand. You were nauseated and your mind was racing with every possible scenario. You knew that Yoongi couldn’t have a squeaky clean record. Especially with his attitude and the way he talked to you sometimes. For some reason you still loved him, despite that.

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I had to draw the replies I got for this post, ‘cause they were just too good

I’ve been switching antidepressants these past few months and it’s been tough. Even though I tapered directly onto the next one, it still feels noticeable. I was on a medication from ages 12-21 and it’s just now leaving my body. Kinda weird to think about. It’s weird to be in a state where you know some feelings are withdrawal symptoms but there’s just no way to tell anything apart. Just gotta hold on. Shout out to anyone else out there dealing with this stuff. Hard. If I can you can 

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I did this sketch to fulfil two porpouses: I wanted to test my new watercolour sketchbook and to make a video showing a full making process. You asked for a video like this but my pictures usually take much too long to do one so I decided to paint something especially with this in mind. Even with this small sketch the video is 1,5h long and it took about 24 hours to render and upload! How do you like a video like this from time to time? Please tell me in the comments!

This is a small tobacco shop I saw on one of our walks recently. I usually take pictures of such places for later use as a reference in my illustrations.

Technical stuff:  

  • Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford natural 300g/m cotton paper
  • Sketch: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil grade 2B
  • Colours: my main 48 colour Schmincke set

このシンプルな水彩イラストは二つの目的のために描いてみました。新しいスケッチブックを試すのと、初の倍速なしメイキング動画を作ることです。いろんな人からコメントで、カットなしのメイキングを是非見たいといっぱい頂いたため出来るだけ早く描けて面白い物をモチーフにしました。それでも1時間半の動画になり、書き出しに20時間以上かかりました!こんな動画はいかがでしょう?是非コメントで意見を聞かせてください!

今回描いたのは、いつかの散歩で参考写真を撮った小さな煙草店です。

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  • 紙: ウォーターフォード水彩紙 ナチュラルホワイト 300g 
  • 下描き: 2B Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 着色: 48色のシュミンケ水彩セット