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SO YOU WANT TO PLAY DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS You probably heard it played on The Adventure Zone, or Friends at the Table, or various other podcasts. Or maybe you saw them playing it in Stranger Things, or in the most famous of the Chick Tracts, or it was brought it up on some other show or movie. Ho...


You probably heard it played on The Adventure Zone, or Friends at the Table, or various other podcasts. Or maybe you saw them playing it in Stranger Things, or in the most famous of the Chick Tracts, or it was brought it up on some other show or movie. However you came across it, it made you think that maybe D&D could be really fun, maybe you should give it a try. And it can be! Tabletop games are really fun! I highly recommend them.

Unfortunately for you, D&D is bad. It’s really bad. It’s a trash pile of a game. Getting into tabletops via D&D is similar to getting into video games off of shovelware platformers - it might work, you may have a good time, and it might encourage you to branch out into other, better games, but you are playing garbage to get there. It doesn’t even matter which edition you get - they’re all pretty bad and mired in legacy mechanics and poorly thought out decisions and this weird idea that only spell users get to have or do anything cool.

Fortunately for you, you don’t need to play it first! You can jump into much, much better games right from the get go! The tabletop market is full of really good games right now, but none of them really have an advertising budget like D&. To help you find the game that’s right for what you and your group want, I’ve put together a flowchart to get you started.

Inside an underground nuclear explosion created cavity, 1961.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Project Gnome, the first nuclear Plowshare experiment, was designed to explore the feasibility of using a deeply buried explosion in a dry salt bed for energy recovery and scientific nuclear experiments. The 3.1-kiloton device was detonated at a depth of 360 meters near Carlsbad, New Mexico. A researcher explores the created cavity, 23 meters high with a diameter of 49 meters.

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lettheyaoigettoyou  asked:

Like uh I just happened to find your blog since I was going through a few kags rare pairs and oikage so I guess I'm very new into the anti fandom thing?? So I was going through your blog (ahaha sound creepy I'm sorry) and there was the post on the hate viktuuri and I honestly have to agree, I'm not sure what these abbreviations are and such but I really dislike viktuuri as well, feels like theyre trying to push it onto the people who watch it,,, whenever I try to enjoy a (1/2 BC I cant fit lma

A series, feels as if people are trying to scream at me, telling me to ship a certain ship,, like lmao?? Just enjoy the series and ship ever you ship. Like HCs are fine but going to the where you believe YOUR own HC is cannon is just kinda,,, stupid I guess. It’d honestly be a lot better if people didn’t fight over ships, like hq for ex,, the ships will never be cannon yet some people try to push it onto you to try and make it cannon, but like bro?? Its not cannon, just???? Like cmon 2/2

Anon from before the uh (½ one lmao) sorry if it seems like I’m battering you ahahaa,,, I’m not sure what self insert is fully?? By my small knowledge, its Smth like er, making it so youre the chara w whoever you ship them with? Also kags is my fav,,, and I somewhat have a thing for characters like him, I just find him super cute?? But I Dont relate to him at all or anything, its just,, I like him?? Also hinata for me is neutral but its kinda stupid, he’s being shipped in a harem but it 1/?

Doesn’t match at all??? He doesn’t really have much abt that makes him SOOO gold to ship others with? I have no favorite ship so far since I recently started hq again, but he’s not worthy of being shipped with every single chara? I like akaashi, but he’s not the best, some people make certain charas seem like they’ve been descended from the heavens or smth lol I find akaashi pretty but he’s not much compared to the miyas yknow?? Sometimes some charas remain good unshipped, just let them go 2/?

Lmao I forgot to make myself anon but it matters not anymore ∠( ᐛ 」∠)_ Its just fandom kinda makes some stuff so shit?? I personally just post memes and shit posts and do cringey shit Abt my ships?? None of them are to be taken seriously, but when people make it as if hinata is the b e s t, chara or when its kagehina just BC they’re the main duo? Its stupid, uh they may be a duo but that doesn’t mean they feel shit for each other, any ship can be good, as long as you can make it well 3/?

Thought out, but just because they’re the main duo, doesn’t mean theyre gonna become canon or smth (oikage is way more reasonable as a ship, tho some ppl shit on me since they like the main ship) BTW?? Blushing and moaning kags is cute but that doesn’t mean he’s gonna be like just BC some touched him on the arms, some ppl make him look so weak?? That’s not why I love him?? Stop flexing charas to match your fantasies? Anyways,, this is interesting sorry for bugging you, I just got into this 4/?

So I’m quite interested ahaha, I’m trying to learn of this anti fandom since I’ve been living under a rock and really ever focus on my hobbies so I never really know anything else on tumblr other than to post my thoughts in certain anime moments,, 5/5! PS that ushioikagehina is bs ?? Doesn’t make sense, ushioi doesn’t seem to make sense but it appeals to other people instead , if anything hinaharem is bs but kageharem makes sm more sense? Hinata is just there really lmao,,,,

I hope you don’t mind me putting them on the same message lol, I just didn’t know where to cut it since the theme is similar :’D

OMG first of all, I’m very happy to meet someone who is a kageyama fan, recognize fandom’s bullshit AND likes oikage ^-^ ❤️ and no, you don’t sound creepy at all, those tags are there for a reason (though i do wish i was more organized, i very often change tagging system -_-’)

About viktuuri and yoi, honestly, eh, it’s just a gay version of boring harlequin romances, there isn’t anything appealing about it unless you like wish-fulfillmenty things (lol i bitched about it enough before, im way over it so im gonna cut it here since its pretty old news for everyone but my anti tags have enough dirt if you feel like it XD)

Usually people who scream at everyone about their own ships’ fakeass moral superiority are the ones who have no trust in their own judgment or taste, they need everyone else to validate it XD and HQ fandom basically circle-jerks over their ships being “canon uwu” when there’s literally nothing indicating that LMAO and they get so irrationally triggered over it (i have receipts LOL) Also, when the fuck did shipping become this “if it isnt canon it means nothing ;-;;” like .. do they not get this is supposed to be a fun pastime ??? o_O

About self-insert.. it’s basically people projecting onto canonical characters and elevating them and waiting everyone to pander to that bullshit. OFC, they “relate” to mediocre af characters, mostly through feelings of failure, jealousy etc so it becomes a huge problem, we end up seeing average af characters hailed as queen (then they proceed to develop inferiority complex towards superior characters and bash them) Tbh, I’ve talked about this so many more times and HERE is a particularly detailed rant about fandom’s self-insert bullshit if you want to read.

About Kageyama.. ARGH SAAAME he’s perfect and my absolute fave ;-;;; *feels omg;-;;;* 

LMAO your comment about Hinata and Akaashi being harem-shipped/glorified.. THAT’S EXACTLY THE POINT fjdhg there’s a reason why haremships of suga, hinata, akaashi, yamaguchi are popular, it’s precisely because they have the personality of a wet towel and they are average (at best) in every way. (Well, in suga’s case, broken mop, since he related to it in the beginning of the manga, I gather it’s a fair example LMAO) In any case, these charas are glorified bc they are mediocre enough to function as self-insert for practically everyone. Then, ofc, our faves suffer from being shipped with fandoms’ lame af faves #cringe (ofc my poor baby oikawa suffers the most, since they’re obsessed with him bc he’s “popular uwu” ew what kind of weakass bullshit,,)

About KH, it’s mostly their fandom’s behaviour that’s very off-putting, it isn’t a completely senseless ship but honestly????? hinata is so damn unshippable, he manages to NOT have chemistry EVEN with kageyama, and kage has like.. so much shipping potential jfc 

Idk what you meant about that specific sentence (was there a popular post with it?) and all but LMAO holy shit, I fucking HATE that ooc af uke-fied Kageyama, don’t even open my mouth about it, I would rant for a million years XDD but really, he’s soooooo ooc’d to be used as a fucking vessel (EW >() being in this fandom as a kage fan is like sleeping in a minefield. FIRST, He’s much more masculine/dominant/whatever than oikawa wtf, that “emotional feminine blushing girly kageyama” thing pisses me off so much i jUSTJSFGHDHDFGJJDFGH  //cough seriously though the only thing i hate that much is that fakeass smirky mean dom prince uwu oikawa bullshit lol i have developed a specific aversion to that over time. this is all tied with this - they make him literally inferior in addition to “girly uke”, probably since bc he’s not “relatable”, it’s meaningless to elevate him like typical self-inserters do so they degrade him and use him as a vessel.. and sooo fucking much to make him fit into their cheap af soap opera bullshit with “prince oikawa uwuwuwu” honestly i hate that WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING >((

TBH, for a main chara, hinata sure has like.. so few interesting scenes with others (not to mention his lack of chemistry -_- how does he manage it, i will never know) but kage has A LOT, A LOT A LOT. But ofc, his good ships are mostly ignored bc people don’t haremship, they only reverseharemship and they ofc need a “relatable fave” for that job lol (can you hear me cringe)

feel free to hmu whenever! ^-^ ❤️

I Don't Know What to Title this, Fiddlestan

Summary: nbclementine said to jessiemw14:fiddlestan prompt(s): their first hug and/or Stanford’s injured and fiddleford has to help him walk back to the shack”


Gravity Falls


Fiddlestan (Stanford Pines/Fiddleford McGucket)


Profanity, maybe? Pointless fluff.


I SCREAMED WHEN I READ THIS PROMPT BECAUSE HOLY SHIT THIS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD ONE. Also just a note Stanford is Grunkle Stan and Stanley is the author, I note this because the body switch theory has got me all confused. Not the best I could do, but this is more for practice after all. PROMPTS ARE STILL OPEN!


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Underground Nuclear Explosions

What would happen if you detonated a nuclear weapon deep underground?

U.S. (pseudo)scientific tests, called Project GNOME,  experimented with using nuclear weapons to create man made caves. Because, you know… why not?

The results were staggering. The cave that was created by the blast was as wide as the US Capitol dome, and as tall as an 8 story building. 

The original tunnel was obviously destroyed in the blast, so workers had to dig another one to take the pictures.

Wikipedia has a more detailed explanation, for those of you who are more scientifically inclined:

The energy of the nuclear explosion is released in one microsecond. In the following few microseconds, the test hardware and surrounding rock are vaporized, with temperatures of several million degrees and pressures of several million atmospheres.[25] Within milliseconds, a bubble of high-pressure gas and steam is formed. The heat and expanding shock wave cause the surrounding rock to vaporise, or be melted further away, creating a melt cavity.[26] The shock-induced motion and high internal pressure cause this cavity to expand outwards, which continues over several tenths of a second until the pressure has fallen sufficiently, to a level roughly comparable with the weight of the rock above, and can no longer grow.[26]Although not observed in every explosion, four distinct zones (including the melt cavity) have been described in the surrounding rock. The crushed zone, about two times the radius of the cavity, consists of rock that has lost all of its former integrity. The cracked zone, about three times the cavity radius, consists of rock with radial and concentric fissures. Finally, the zone of irreversible strain consists of rock deformed by the pressure.[26] The following layer undergoes only an elastic deformation; the strain and subsequent release then forms aseismic wave. A few seconds later the molten rock starts collecting on the bottom of the cavity and the cavity content begins cooling. The rebound after the shock wave causes compressive forces to build up around the cavity, called a stress containment cage, sealing the cracks

It’s really disturbing how eagerly and naively science viewed atomic weapons in those years. I don’t know how you could have walked into that cave and not visualized what an explosion like that could do to a populated city, given that the purpose of all our nukes was to drop them on cities… I’m glad public opinion shifted against these nuke tests too! It’s not doing the environment any favors!