observation posts

my experiences with overwatch characters
  • genji: despite all the 'i need healing' memes, they're usually pretty nice. they know the entire team is watching and waiting for them to crash and burn
  • mccree: either spawn from hell or just here to have a good time (usually the latter). will probably try to say hi at the enemy spawn
  • pharah: very friendly. will almost never get their ult to go off but won't be salty about it. thanks healthpacks
  • reaper: KINKY. either cursed as shit or will say hello to anything and everything. anyone that mains reaper has dreamt of him crushing their head between his monster thighs
  • solider 76: VANILLA. it's okay though, most people want to fuck him but can't explain it
  • sombra: definitely only here to have a good time since she's basically useless until the devs give her a monster buff. if the player spams the boop voiceline you will hear that noise in your nightmares forever
  • tracer: very high chance they're gay. very high chance one of the enemy team will switch to tracer because they're annoying
  • ana: absolute sweethearts who will risk life and her other eye to keep you alive. secretly enjoys watching the person she's nanoboosted lose their fucking mind trying to make the most of it though
  • lúcio: again, really sweet. unless they're on ilios in which case he's public enemy number one and even if he's on your team you shoudn't trust him
  • mercy: probably picked healer because everyone else picked genji and hanzo. alternatively, a masochist. if the pistol is used a lot they probably mained medic in TF2 and don't fear god or death
  • zenyatta: most likely play competitive too much. another top tier picks for gays but they probably have clinical depression
  • symmetra: [flicking teleporter on and off] welcome to my reality welcome to my reality
  • reinhardt: in the top three most likely to say hi in spawn. please get behind him
  • roadhog: this one is skin dependent. normal roadhogs are like your weird uncle but roadhogs with the islander or junkenstein's monster skin are maniacs and will hook your entire ancestral line across the map
  • winston: i've only ever seen like three. cryptids
  • zarya: tied with tracer and zenyatta as a pick for gays. a good zarya will take your bullets and shove them back up your ass at mach-1 speed
  • d.va: the chaotic good of the universe. probably has play of the game before the match has even started
  • bastion: probably tried to play bastion in competitive once and that was enough. anyone that places him on that elevator thing in hollywood is a scorpio
  • hanzo: they take skirmish way too seriously
  • junkrat: THE CHAOTIC EVIL TO D.VA'S CHAOTIC GOOD. the sound of a riptire is actually an effective tactic to kill the enemy team irl because half of them will have a stroke out of stress
  • torbjörn: lava eating machine. all of them are cursed and i'm personally afraid of him
  • widowmaker: 57 shots, 1 kill. if they're using the odile skin they're probably a straight male
  • mei: fuck you to hell

I have now watched So Much Critical Role that I’m starting to notice everyone has their own styles of rollin’ dice and they’re all real cute

- Marisha sorta just drops hers but she lifts her hand way up in the air afterward like there’s RECOIL on that shit

- Sam leaves his hand up in the air too but it’s very Gilmore-esque. Quite elegant, 9/10 for style. “Ah yes, what is this thing that I rolled - ah, ‘tis garbage”

- Liam just tips his dice over like a cat knocking something off a shelf. Sometimes he does this sneaky lil finger twirl thing. tryin 2 be stealthy.

- Once in a while Laura holds dice in both hands. prayin to dice gods probably.

- Taliesin always shakes his dice back and forth a bunch of times - obviously one must warm the dice up before rolling if one wishes to guarantee a fuckton of nat 20s (Laura does this too, but Taliesin will do it for D A Y S)

- Travis has some nasty SPIN on that throw and sometimes he puts his SHOULDERS into it dude rolls dice like a MAN doin a SPORT and I love it

DIRTY SIGNS
  • Just because we came from dirt, doesn't mean we have to wallow in it: Cancer, Virgo, Libra
  • We came from dirt, we have to wallow in it: Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • We came from dirt, we have to swallow it: Leo, Aquarius, Pisces
  • I came in this dirt, heeeeeeeeeeey: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius
The Evolution of Adrien’s Game

I binged a few eps of Miraculous Ladybug while I was sick today and ended up making a long-ass observation post about Gabriel as Hawkmoth (or maybe Mr. Kubdel, wtfk) instead of resting.  Because priorities.

Anyway, here’s something else I noticed that wedged itself into my brain and won’t leave.  Prepare for another long post. 

In “Origins”:

  • Falls in love with a person he just met (proof he’s a Disney princess)
  • Which one?  Ladybug or Marinette?  Who knows.  He gives them both the same “oh shit, I think I’m in love” look.

In “Copycat (L'Imposteur):

  • Nino invites the girls to the movies and Marinette squeals.
  • Adrien’s reaction (half startled, half “that was cute wtf?”)

In “Timebreaker (Chronogirl)”:

  • He freaking winks at Marinette after complimenting her.
  • Oh yeah, you’re smooth -_-
  • Also, you’re a pirate.  ARGH MATEY!

See how this plays out below the cut:

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I understand that a lot of people enjoy writing shipfics where they transplant characters into a college setting. Since some writers may not be in college, or may have graduated a long time ago, I thought I’d offer a helpful list of realistic college meet not-so-cute scenarios. Forget baristas. This is where it’s at. 

- I’m really passionate about this cause and I will give you this flier if I have to shove it down your throat

- vicious battle over the only left handed desk in the room

- my roommate’s boyfriend is staying over so can I please sleep on your floor

- it’s pouring and my final paper is in my backpack so I guess we’re stuck under this tiny awning together. do you think they’d deliver pizza here

- hey I have to photograph someone for class will you be my model

- hey I have to take someone’s blood pressure for class will you be my victim

- variations of the above

- I know I keep coming to the cookie shop and for some reason it’s always your shift but don’t you dare judge me I need these for my sanity

- all our friends are drunk

- it’s 3 am and I’m still in the library studying for finals and I’m losing my grip on reality and I think I just saw a ghost

- we’re the only two people in this club. what is this club even for

- humans vs zombies (see you can still have your zombie AU, best of both worlds)

- we’re the only people who ever talk in discussions it’s awful

- GROUP PROJECT

  • Will stay up all night writing a story: Pisces, Aries, Cancer, Virgo
  • Will stay up all night reading a story: Sagittarius, Leo, Taurus, Capricorn
  • Will stay up all night imagining a story: Scorpio, Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
I had a late realization about Iwaizumi

OK, I feel like a dummy for noticing this so late, but LOOK AT THIS GIF:

(Source)

KINDAICHI IS LIFTING IWA-CHAN OFF THE GROUND.

Oh my god this was absolutely adorable ANYWAY but he’s actually lifting Iwa because Iwa is that smol

LOOK AT HIS FEET HANGING OFF THE FLOOR

I can’t take this IT’S TOO CUTE I NEED TO BREAK SOMETHING

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

*runs around tearing out hair*

“You like your teacher? Ew, why?”

I love the way their eyes light up when they discuss anything remotely related to a subject they’re interested in. I love how excited I get just listening to their rants and tangents even if I have no prior knowledge or interest in the topic. I love that the sheer amount of information they know about the most obscure things (ex. French philosophy on anti-oedipus) is absolutely insane but also mesmerizing. I love that they don’t get caught up in trivial, immature situations. I love that they have so much wisdom to share from years and years of experience and they’re not embarrassed to share. I love how much they care for their students and genuinely want them to succeed and that they would do everything in their power to help me if I asked. Why do I like my tc? How could I not?

i don’t know if this is a nitpick or just me dumping my thoughts or whatever but like…i really miss grumpy peridot. don’t get me wrong, i definitely adore her curiosity and growing sense of empathy! but i feel like this aspect could still be retained along with her making snarky comments and stuff; it was pretty charming and a significant part of her personality prior. 

like, what happened to her yelling/grumbling incoherently at the old homeworld tech for not working properly in friend ship? or like, hissing at steven when he said to stop calling him “the steven” and then accepting it at the end, but begrudingly/while scowling. and the whole snarky “wow, you’re a realll anarchist” thing when steven fell asleep in super watermelon island? and as cursed and botched-up of an episode as gem harvest was, at least she had lines like “now it’s actually good for something” while sharing this glance with pearl

it’s weird, really, how, say, room for ruby peridot or beta pt 1 peridot seems like a whole other peridot compared to this one who has a snarky side to her. yes, i understand that characters can have different facets and aspects to their personality. perhaps it can be argued that peridot has “grown as a character” which is why she is less snarky/grumpy in general but i dont think that should, you know, stunt her intelligence/observational skills as well. she seems more oblivious/faux happy than genuinely happy as of now, case in point being room for ruby.

peridot’s extremely observant. like, this isn’t (wasn’t??) even a subtle trait of her personality. picking up on steven calling clothing “shirts” in catch and release and using it later on, giving a detailed inspection of jasper’s hole in beta, pretty much the entire camp pining hearts sequence in log date, etc.

lapis caught onto navy faking her love for earth in room for ruby, which is, yeah, understandable. but wasn’t it peridot who had an entire arc dedicated to how difficult it was for her to adjust to earth? she seemed so gullible, immediately going “new barnie!” (yes, that’s an actual line from the episode not an exaggeration) instead of expressing any concerns. 

once again, yeah, maybe it can be argued that she’s trying to be as accepting to navy as steven was to her, but even in the course of redemption, peridot underwent stuff like being tied on a leash, and steven didn’t object or anything (and it’s not like steven hasn’t objected to garnet before, case in point being not giving garnet the mirror in mirror gem and unbubbling peridot without asking in catch and release); he knew she still wasn’t on their side, and that the cluster truce was, for all anyone knew, temporary. he took precautions. it’s not above peridot to do so as well, and peridot especially, considering her prior characterization.

i’m all for peridot growing as a character, learning her capacity for compassion, and having moments where she is genuinely happy, but right now it just seems like this…hollow sort of “happy” that doesn’t mesh with her personality.

J2 Gold Panel at NashCon 2017

It’s time to take a look at the morning panel from Nashville, my tinhat firmly in place.

This panel was a lot of fun. Jared seemed extra silly and hyper and Jensen appeared to be in good spirits as well. There were some really noteworthy moments - here are a few of them I spotted!

(0:40) Jared suggests he wasn’t present at SNS, although some claimed he was. I wonder what the truth is? And if he was really there, why hide it? Perhaps the fans would be disappointed to know he was around, but hiding from the audience.

(0:55) Okay, I’m awake. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

(4:09) Jared breaks out with the Richard Marx again, playing “Right Here Waiting” while Jensen responds to a question…

(4:23) … and seems to be a little embarrassed by his romantic gesture.

(13:37) Jared didn’t hear the fan’s question due to providing her with background music, so he asks Jensen what she said. Is this a married couple thing? I think it’s a married couple thing.

(20:02) A fan asks which movie Jared and Jensen would like to place their families in (what?) and a fan tries to help Jensen with yelling “Ten Inch Hero.” Jared reacts with “Whoa, take it easy!” Protective, much? ;)

(29:58) Jensen has died and Jared soothingly slaps his… butt? Side? Crotch? I demand a better angle for this!

(29:59) Mm-m, mm-m, mmmm… Ooh la la, Jared! That just got real dirty real fast. Carry on with your wicked ways, sir!

(30:40) Jared has just faced a very emotional fan with a serious question about how to become happy and Jensen is ready with some water. It quickly turns into a joke about Jared not being able to catch bottles, but the sentiment is not lost on me (nor Jared, if I can read him right)

(31:16) Jared tells the fan how he cheers up on a bad day. Do I need to analyze this? You’re seeing this, right?

(31:35) Jensen can’t resist offering comfort to his boy. Of course they make it into a joke, but the sentiment doesn’t go anywhere. Aside the obvious, I think this is Jensen’s subtle way of showing that Jared has a hard time talking about these things. Notice how Jared leans into his hand slightly before putting up the front?

(33:18) Is this an “I’m okay, baby” butt slap? Jensen ends the panel very quickly after Jared has dealt with the question, marching off. If I may guess, he got angry with how once again someone put his boy in a tight spot and used him like a therapist. This has to end, people. Conventions should be fun for Jared as well!

Overall, I thought the panel was extremely enjoyable. The lads seemed to have a good time before the unfortunate anti-climax at the end. Some other interesting points in the panel:

  1. (21:56) Jared praises Jensen’s performance as Dean.
  2. (25:50) Jared jokingly celebrates the moment where he gets to kill his wife in season 4.
  3. (32:15) Jensen corrects that Jared wasn’t listening to Hendrix at his one-man dance party, but Britney. (Were you there, Jensen, or just teasing?)

PS: Main panel review here!