There is trouble in paradise — but that is nothing new for Guam.
The U.S. island territory in the western Pacific Ocean is ringed by beaches, studded with palm trees and packed with bombs. It’s small but strategically significant.
After President Trump threatened to bring “fire and fury” down on North Korea, Pyongyang said Wednesday that it is “carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam.”
The declaration might come as a surprise to some mainland Americans, but North Korea has long had a hostile eye turned toward Guam, which is about 2,100 miles away from the Korean Peninsula. The U.S., in turn, has heavily fortified Guam — in part to keep an eye on North Korea.
Guam — only about 30 miles long and 4 miles across at its narrowest point — is located about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. The isolated island is home to thousands of U.S. troops stationed at Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam.
Junkrat sitting around the Christmas tree watching the gifts under the tree get dolled out, and being surprised when a small pile accumulates at his feet.
One is from Zenyatta (a small pocket notebook and pencil so that he doesn’t have to rummage for scrap paper when he has an idea), one from Lucio (a six-pack of bath bombs), one from Hana (a modest, but very nice new tool set), one from Mercy (a first aid kit, since he doesn’t like coming to her office and she wants him to at least have something), and a Christmas card from Bastion (a small flower she picked that morning, clumsily taped to a piece of paper).
And just like. Junkrat getting like, legit choked up b/c he thought these people hated him, but they invited him to spend time with them and some of them even took time out of their day to get him something!!! They thought of him!!! And like, people never just give him things. There’s always some sort of trade or he takes it. And like. Up until now, most everyone’s just been like, “ugh, those gross junkers, when are they leaving???” but everyone is more than a little touched when he thanks them, all the while holding all of his presents in his lap and not looking up from them with this big, goofy smile on his face.
“I, I dunno what ta say…these’re. They’re real nice. Thank ya.”
And for the rest of the night, everyone’s just giving him things. “Here Junkrat, you have the last piece of cake”, “Junkrat! Here’s some tungsten scraps I had lyin’ around. Take them, take them!”. He later finds a single, perfectly knitted mitten on his bed, made with yarn that matches the skein stuffed under Roadhog’s bed.
But he didn’t get anyone anything, and so the next few days he keeps approaching people with these tiny gifts that he made/found. And like, he gets something for everyone, not just the people who got him something. A pendant for mei (a snowflake made out of greasy gears), a heart phone charm for Hana, bent from tiny little scraps of metal, a sheet of frog stickers for Lucio he found from only God knows where. A tiny, crudely made tea spoon for Ana that he shaped himself.
Just, like. Idk. The overwatch crew slowly starting to see the good in the junkers, and the junkers slowly coming to trust overwatch.
(((and yes I KNOW he hates omnics, but I love Bastion and Zenyatta so much and they’re some of the most likely people to get a present for someone who isn’t especially likable, so just imagine he doesn’t know who they’re from)))
So…I know I’m late for Writer Appreciation Day (I swear I had a good reason), but I’m still doing the fic rec like a said in order to appreciate some of these amazing writers. These are some of all-time favorites or recent reads that I loved for each Jungkook ship including Jungkook/Everyone. Please enjoy and happy reading! P.S. All smut I rec is bottom jungkook because I am trash.
Every time I watch a Stardew Valley video I learn something new… …and feel like an idiot, after. And then I learned some stuff on my own, and still felt like an idiot.
Anyway, here’s a list of stuff I’ve learned.
replicating gold-star Fire Quartz in a crystalarium produces in 1 day what a diamond produces in 5 days
ignore everything in the Skull Cave until ~lvl 100; bring tons of bombs, stone stacks, and staircases - use staircases until you get low enough, but keep an eye out for already-there holes or staircases
there’s a ‘hidden’ area in the secret forest with two hardwood tree stumps
build silos asap even if you don’t have animals just build like 5-10 of them at the bottom of your farm and you’ll never have to think about hay again
chests ARE movable - when they’re empty!
juice your fruits and pickle your veggies -> profit
put an amethyst in a
crystalarium for a DAILY gift for almost anyone
or stockpile coffee which pleases everyone but the kids
blackberries and sweetpeas make a lot of people moderately happy too
pretty much everyone loves pizza/spaghetti
fish + sap = quality fertilizer - use the “fish” from crab pots in ponds/rivers
separate coop animals from barn animals to easily find and “love” them
“C” lets you auto-swing your weapon, but chasing down baddies gives them less opportunities to hit you
slime hutch is kinda worthless tbh
In the Adventurer’s Gulid, Gus is the guy in the rocking chair, not the dude behind the counter. You have to click on him to get your rewards.
not all foods are used in recipes - check wiki to learn which you don’t need to put in your fridge
RECYCLING MACHINE…. >.<
also, smelt your quartz for refined quartz
hold down the mouse button and move around for fast planting/picking/decorating
mushroom trees DO grow back if chopped down to the stump, trees do not
tapping mushroom trees gives you…mushrooms
keep a chest solely for Museum Donations and Community Center Bundles, then make a run with a bag load of items instead of running there every single day
spouses get jealous if you give a single person a BIRTHDAY gift……..
accidental clicking is a plague on our existence, so don’t wield an axe or pickaxe while standing near your crops…
wait 2(?) days after cauliflower/melon/pumpkin have finished growing to see if the 3x3 grid turns into a giant crop
you can go inside Linus’s tent
those lil bear/bunny/whatever statues with gems aren’t usable, they’re simply anchors for warp totem locations
if you have a full inventory in the field, walk away from an available item before sorting your current inventory so nothing is accidentally picked up, just in case you needed an extra space for something like making bait from bug brains and putting them in your fishing rod
speed-grow soil is only worth it on crops that keep delivering throughout the season
that said, crops that keep delivering after growing are really only worth it after the greenhouse is available
“Always Show Tool Hit Location”
DO NOT attack white grubs in the mines, just avoid them, that way they’ll never turn into flying death bugs
when you see a blessed bubble in a body of water, fish there
You can rename your livestock
Leave your coop byproducts there for a day, saving that time for other chores
plant fruit trees anywhere on the map, and tap trees anywhere on the map
you can change your appearance if you’re friends with the wizard
line kegs/preserve jars horizontally somewhere in the center of the farm, hold down the mouse button while running, and you’ll harvest/place items in lightning speed
alternatively, place these machines in an unpopulated barn to conserve farm space
shift-click buys x5
everyone loves (most) baked goods
put flooring down below a sprinkler so it won’t be dug up when you hoe
put mayonnaise machines in your poultry coup, looms in your rabbit coop, and cheese makers, looms, and oil presses in your barns
those worms sticking out of the ground have things to dig up (which took me 1 year of game time to learn…)
in the beginning of the game, loot the hell out of trash to find food
you can give every single person a bouquet before marriage
sunflower seeds will literally spew out at you when you run into/stand on a sunflower, like dozens upon dozens upon dozens
running to the train is hardly worth it unless you’re already near it
bring a battery pack to the tunnel
a cherry bomb will allow you to access the dwarf
and the big one, which made me feel super stupid,
holding down upgraded hoe/watering can gives it special powers in the form of multiple squares effected per move