random nonsense~

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CHIP BATTLE!! 

Recently I’ve been finding the genuine (we get many wanna-be imitations) honey butter chips being sold in more stores~ Usually my favourite go-to chips are a honey and cheese flavour~ GAH! It’s like a flavour combo from the heavens! After finding HBC at the grocery store I decided to betray my honey cheese chips to try it…I was a little sceptical that it wouldn’t live up to the hype but I WAS WRONG. Hear that, Seven?! They’re so super yum that I cry rainbow tears! So in conclusion to this chip battle, my tastebuds call a draw!

-Admin Nana

On one hand, I always expected Jason and Percy to be rivals and fight

but then again, in this first POV Jason literally jumps off a cliff to save a girl he just met without knowing he can fly

he was like oh yes this seems like the next logical step

and I’m like

of fucking course this dumb-ass sweetheart with a hero complex was gonna be Percy’s bro in .5 seconds

But you aren’t a chicken…? 

Those kid education books about animal sounds is probably different in every country, but I have a lot of foreign classmates in art school and we have an ongoing chicken inside joke. And we say ‘bok’ or 'pekak’ for chicken noises.

Dear WoW RPers,

You can give your character whatever hobbies and interests you want. You don’t even need to have some deep lore backstory reason for it. You want to roll a demon hunter who knows a lot about herbal folklore and obscure sociopolitical relations of murlocs? Go right the fuck ahead.

People in REAL LIFE have random, unrelated, and seemingly nonsensical hobbies, often multitudes of them. This doesn’t change once you add magic and fantasy into the mix. In fact it just makes your character more realistic and believable as a person.

Your mage who absolutely loves rabbits and aquaponics is completely fine. The warrior who likes tailoring and collecting rocks is perfectly good. Your Death Knight who likes scrapbooking with the S.E.L.F.I.E Cam and pressing dead flowers is a little unorthodox, but can you imagine the sheer hilarity of the other death knights making fun of them?

Having these little quirks allows your character to feel more fleshed out. It gives them something to talk about other than whatever current war is going on or how tragic their backstory is.

Don’t be afraid to get creative. RP is about creativity. Don’t let Stormwind Guard #618721 With No Discernable Interests Or Hobbies Aside From Serving The King scare you away.

Sincerely,

Someone who’s tired of getting yelled at for having a DH that likes knitting & petting dogs.

When Rogue One dies, they, for whatever bullshit fanfic reason, go back in time to the Clone Wars

The first thing Bodhi does is take one look at Obi-Wan “Is a low-key anxious mess but flirts with literally everything” Kenobi and then never looks up from the floor again

some villainous concepts/headcanons:

  • Black Hat is a master of all things classical and occult but modern technology is mostly lost on him and he doesn’t care, if you handed him a smartphone he might eat it
  • Dr Flug has an infinite amount of paper bags so that if you remove one you find another and another onwards indefinitely, he can sometimes be found cutting the eye holes out of spares
  • Demencia knew and fell for Black Hat before he knew she even existed
  • Black Hat sometimes shouts random accusatory statements when surprised to play it off like he’s offended and not caught off guard, I.E. “HOW DARE YOU ENTER HERE UNINVITED”
  • Demencia’s job is bodyguard/guard dog, her obsession with BH assures she will fight to protect him or at the very least unwittingly notify him of a potential threat
  • Dr. Flug is a normal human evil-intern-turned-one-man-product-development-department with a family who still wants to see him for the holidays and pester him about his job and his love life
  • Black Hat hoards random nonsense spooky/twisted Victorian things, like taxidermied animals stood up like people and fencing each other or broken chandeliers
  • Dr. Flug can get motion sick, potentially due to his partially obscured vision (paper bag + goggles)
  • Black Hat talks in his sleep but only in horrifying otherworldly tongues of the dark whisperer
  • “DEMENCIA’S EATING THE NEIGHBOR’S PETUNIAS AGAIN”
  • Black Hat is never seen without a hat, preferably black.
  • Dr Flug finds every possible opportunity to retaliate against BH’s torment in quiet and humble ways that won’t get his butt kicked, such as “he asked for 4 ice cubes but I gave him FIVE!! MWAHAHHAHA! HIS DRINK WILL BE ALL WATERY!” 
  • Black Hat does not require mortal sustenance but sometimes eats/drinks just because he can
  • Demencia is closer to chaotic neutral than true evil but let’s just let her have this
  • Black Hat takes offense to implications that he doesn’t understand something and will not ask for help; “OF COURSE I KNOW HOW TO EAT AN EGG” *swallows the raw egg whole*
  • “DR. FLUG THE WI-FI IS OUT”
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THIS IS THE MIDDLE EAST.. BEAUTIFUL, FUN, NORMAL PLACE & BEAUTIFUL, FUN, NORMAL PEOPLE. NOT SOME RANDOM NONSENSE YOU SAW ON GOOGLE IMAGES OR FOX NEWS OR BREITBART OR WHEREVER TF YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION. 

PS. YES WE HAVE MODERN BEAUTIFUL CITIES, WE ALSO HAVE BEAUTIFUL AMAZING BEACHES, AND WE ALSO HAVE INCREDIBLE MOUNTAINS AND SNOW.

headcanon that those Viking guys were so impressed by Snow that they paid her tab without any fuss and became her friends and from now on she meets up with them all once a week to drink and throw knives

and when David finds out about it he’s taken aback at first but then he grins and shakes his head because OF COURSE his wife befriended the scary Viking guys, and he jokes that maybe they should visit Asgard sometime

(Snow doesn’t disagree)

(it sounds fun, and she has a funny feeling that David would probably look pretty good in Viking garb)

DAY6 As Your Boyfriend

Jae

  • sends you memes whenever he gets a chance to 
  • texts you constantly 
  • shows you his tweets 
  • bc he thinks he’s funny 
  • hE prOBABLY IS 
  • loves to make you laugh bc he thinks you’re beautiful whenever you smile and laugh 
  • especially when it’s because of him 
  • hE LOVES IT 
  • lowkey feels proud of himself for making you laugh 
  • LOWKEY LOVES CUDDLES BUT HE NEVER ADMITS IT 
  • random spontaneous conversations like why he thinks sungjin looks like bob the builder (poor sungjin :)) 
  • Staying up late just to binge watch netflix… and chill wINK WINK 
  • the both of you judge people together, having tons of inside jokes 
  • always making an effort to talk to you continuously even tho he’s busy
  • loves you a lot 
  • never fails to tell you he loves you

Sungjin

  • So Protective 
  • checks up on you all the time 
  • always tells you to “stay safe” “be careful” 
  • you love it tho BC WHO WOULDN’T 
  • LOWKEY loves having you in his arms 
  • never admits it tho cause busan men don’t do that kind of cheesy sweet shit thing 
  • plays you songs on his guitar 
  • sings to you 
  • sends you short voice notes of him singing 
  • especially when you can’t sleep and he isn’t there for you 
  • DANCES TOGETHER WITH YOU OMG 
  • FULL ON DANCE BATTLES 
  • Mostly you two just FLAIL AROUND shhh 
  • with you two cracking up, lying on the floor breathlessly both from shit-dancing and laughing 
  • LOVES THE WAY YOU LOVE HIS DIALECT/ACCENT BC HE MIGHT GET A LIL INSECURE ABOUT IT SOMETIMES 
  • the kind of boyfriend that shows you he loves you through his actions rather than saying it

Young K aka Brian

  • SWEET, SEXY, LOVING, HANDSOME BOYFRIEND YOU COULD NEVER IMAGINE 
  • Go on food dates 
  • Study dates 
  • WITH LOTS OF FOOD AND MINIMUM AMOUNT OF STUDYING DONE 
  • too busy fooling around, laughing and eating, and ah, ofc, kissing 
  • SLEEPY KISSES 
  • the one who always asks for five more minutes 
  • lots and lots and lots of cuddles, cuddles, cuddles 
  • Chill and cool boyfriend 
  • lowkey loves it when you call him brian (never admits it tho)
  • loves it even more when you call him Young K (cmon guys give him some credit and call him young k haha he’s getting desperate
  • video calls you every day just so that he could see your face 
  • introduces you to his friends 
  • shows you off 
  • you two judge people together as well, occasionally with jae
  • lowkey gets a little shy when you tell him ‘ily’
  • when he’s confident he teases you like “you know you love me, baby” 
  • probably thinks of you when he writes lyrics 
  • gentle AF 
  • never fails to make you smile/laugh   

Wonpil

  • never rushes things 
  • as he knows you might get shy when it comes to skinship
  • but boy, doesn’t he want to cuddle
  • usually the one to initiates skinship first 
  • ALWAYS FIND AN EXCUSE TO BE TOUCHING YOU 
  • HE’S SO CUTE AND PRECIOUS PROTECT AT ALL COSTS
  • tries to teach you to play the keyboard/piano 
  • which he then teases you 
  • which ends up with him playing the keyboard/piano to you and singing softly to you 
  • never lets you out of his arms 
  • he loves cuddles 
  • you basically have to peel him off you haha
  • you love it tho bc that’s his way of showing he loves you 
  • always tells you ‘ily’s 
  • texts you everyday 
  • lazes around in bed, doing nothing 
  • until one of you starts singing tunelessly, which leads to a singing battle 
  • which he wins BC HE’S WONPIL

Dowoon

  •  so shy OH MY GOSH 
  • his ears turn red every time you tell him 'ily’ 
  • or when you guys have any skinships
  • not that he doesn’t like it, he’s just shy 
  • SINGING WITH HIM TUNELESSLY  which leaves you in awe cause he has such an aMAZING voice 
  • might get insecure about his singing voice so please reassure him please 
  • i see him spluttering random nonsense in his dialect/accent when he’s fluttered 
  • which is cute af 
  • smiles a lot when he’s with you 
  • loves holding your hand 
  • lets you play with his drumsticks and drums 
  • which basically is you hitting the drums randomly and out of rhythm 
  • which makes him laugh cause you’re so cute in his eyes
  • CHEEK KISSES 
  • gets shy when the older members tease him 
  • “but hyung, really, she’s perfect,”
Mapmaking Part 1

So you want to make a custom map! Pylon Bina here to lend their (hopeful) expertise on the matter.

Mapmaking is a great way to add physical context to your stories. Knowing where people are in relation to the world around them helps readers follow along the journey more accurately, ESPECIALLY if there are lots of events happening far away from each other. Tolkein’s books include maps to get you oriented around Middle Earth while multiple plotlines were happening, and C.S. Lewis had maps of Narnia and the surrounding countries so that “Calormen” and “Ettinmoor” weren’t just vague concepts to the reader.

Mapmaking is also a great mental exercise that brings together a lot of general knowledge, and will get you thinking about how your world works. By the end of mapping your world, you’ll have a much better grasp of your setting. Not to mention it’s an indispensable reference!

So, this tutorial will cover the all the different scales that you might need. Some of these are related and will be grouped together: world/region/country maps, and city/town maps. Since the tutorials are image-heavy, they won’t both be put together in this post, but linked separately.



Mapmaking Part 1a: Large-scale maps

Here we’ll go through the process of creating a large-scale map. All steps will be listed in order, but not all steps apply to the kind of map you want. For example, if you’re focusing on a country or province, skip the step about picking a map projection (unless your country is absolutely enormous).

STEP 0: STYLE

This isn’t really a necessary step for the beginning, but it’s best to think about it early. What kind of look are you going for? An old, parchment-style map? Something sleek and as informative as possible? Is it a reference only for you, or would you include it with your published material? The maps I’ll use for the tutorial are the old-looking parchment ones.

STEP 1: SET UP THE MAP

If you’re drawing a world map, you might consider picking a map projection. This gives you a border to draw in and adds some realism to your map. There’s a wikipedia page on map projections to look at (HERE). There’s some crazy ones out there. I went with the Winkel-Tripel projection (fun fact, National Geographic uses this projection for their all-world maps).

Then decide: How many continents? Do you have a Pangea thing going on? Or do you have 5-6 major land masses like Earth does? Is it all islands?

STEP 2: DRAFTING BORDERS

This is the fun part and most creative part, really. Here you’ll choose the location and general shape of your borders/landmasses. They might be the continent’s coastal boundary, or it could be a political border. Keep in mind that political boundaries have way more regularities in them than coastal boundaries do (for example, the boundary between the US and Canada has a long smooth portion in it).

Choose your shapes. They can be super vague, just get the general idea down. Consider completely random objects for inspiration if you want more irregularly-shaped landmasses/countries. Lumpy horse head? Rooster tail? Saggy boot? Go nuts. Here I used a lumpy upside-down arrowhead shape.

Special note on political borders: A lot of the time, political boundaries follow meridians/parallels (resulting in a smooth border), or natural formations such as rivers and mountain ranges. Keep this in mind when drafting.

STEP 3 (optional): REFINE SHAPES

If you feel your shape isn’t distinct enough, take your time and refine it. Add notches, lumps, carve chunks out of the edges, anything you want, until you’re happy with the overall shape. For inspiration, look at a real-world map and look at just how irregular and weird some countries/continents are in their shape. Don’t be scared to make something crazy! I mean, look at the broken-ness of northern Canada. Or the intense squiggles of Greenland. The thin-ness of Chile. Lots of weird stuff irl to remind you just how flexible you can be.

STEP 4: LINING (AND EMBRACING RANDOMNESS)

Ahh, the fun part. And the part that might take the longest. Lining/inking! If you don’t have steady hands or worry about making smooth lines, don’t fret! Coastlines (and to a certain degree, political boundaries) are filled with some shaky random nonsense. To get a border that really feels real, embrace that randomness and don’t bother with a steady hand. I purposefully let my hand shake and twitch to get that proper randomness. Make sure that you enlarge your sketch to be properly big enough for your map.

Note how I deviated from my sketch all over the place. The sketch is really just to give you an idea. I encourage straying from it when you want more interesting borders. I also added some random islands nearby.

STEP 5: MAJOR LAND FEATURES

Before you put your cities down, you need to get the lay of the land. Are there mountains? Rivers? Lakes? Deserts? Forests? If you have a climate already planned, reflect that on your map. You can either include them on your final map, or have it in a sketch somewhere (or on an extra layer in your art program) just so you know. Reference real world maps for help.

To actually draw these things, check out their representations on real maps or fantasy maps. It might be sections of color, different textures, or you can get artsy and throw down some triangles for mountains, clustered circles/scribbles for forests, etc. Just so long as anyone looking at the map can easily tell what’s what. !!! Include a map key if you have to !!!

Consider this: Lots of land features work in tandem. Rivers can originate from mountains. Air currents mean a forest might be on one side of a mountain range but not on the other.  All rivers end in the ocean. All rivers flow downhill! Mountain ranges are BIG. Does a mountain range cut through multiple countries/continents?

Also consider: Do any land features make up a border to your country (if applicable?) Rivers are great for political boundaries.


This has been the first part of making a custom map; stay tuned for the second part (in which pylon Bina goes into adding the civilization part to your new landmasses) coming soon!

Sometimes I randomly remember that time a little girl, a 9 year old CHILD, wrote on her homework assignment ‘girls have vaginas’ and the trans cult had a massive fit over it and called for blood.  Some said they wanted to slap the shit out of her, the child.  Some said they wanted to slap the shit out of the girl’s mother (no mention of the father, of course).  Some said the girl should be taken out of her home.  Some people demanded the girl’s home address and the address of the school she attended.  Some called for the girl’s teacher to be penalized/fired and the school to get in all sorts of trouble.  Many of them said everyone involved should be ashamed.  Sometimes I randomly remember how vicious and hateful a group of people got over a homework assignment, and it really messes with my head.

All because a little girl acknowledged biology.

Even in a world of heroes Los Santos is too corrupt for any true good to prosper. The Supers who come to fight the good fight soon fall, retreating from an unwinnable battle, being brutally murdered and made public warning or, worse, plunging fast and hard into the ever growing ranks of villainy that rule the city. And really, is there anything more dangerous than a villain with a cause? A baddie with all the self-entitled righteousness of a former hero, the taste for glory, for public deference, for power.

It’s not like there are rules, no handbook for the Powered to follow, checkboxes for being good vs being evil, no set destiny determining that one must be one or the other but things always seem to play out in the same way. Humans aren’t half as complex as they’d like to believe, all follow the same broad paths sooner or later; the ones who hide themselves away, the ones who take what they want, and the ones who think to stand up and protect their idea of justice.

When the Powered came into the public eye there was fear, jealously, there were calls to register, to lock up the powerful, demands to go to any extreme to ensure the protection of the Non-powered. Not all Powers are equal, for every terrifyingly notable gift there are dozens of negligible abilities, little more than party tricks or cosmetic changes, but most Non-powered didn’t care to see the difference. The lack of rhyme or reason scared them, the fact that unknown powers may have manifested in anyone from a childhood friend to a nephew, a nun to a super-max criminal, newfound supremacy with no regard for class or wealth. Many of the Powered were talented beyond belief, some stronger than anyone could deem reasonable, but the Non-powered would always have numbers and the ever reliable quality of hating anyone who was different.

Overall it was handled poorly, even in areas not screaming for imprisonment or execution, places where Powers were seen as gifts, amazing and awe-inspiring, society simply lacked adequate infrastructure to support so many new abilities. Prison cells were no longer adequately applicable to all people, some were now immune to necessary medicines, the limits of human weight and strength had gone out the window and airspace no longer belonged solely to machines. Worse though was the fact that there was nothing in place to protect the Powered from the hateful masses, nothing to help identify and channel the newly Powered into appropriate support and education programs, nothing to mitigate the growing tensions and unease. And, yes, nothing at all which could combat the inevitable pushback, fight off the onslaught of Powered coming for law-enforcement and society alike, not just actual criminals but also mismanaged children and the inescapable furious retribution from regular Powered when it all goes wrong.

It was a dark time, Powered persecuted without cause or mercy and Non-Powered constantly looking over their shoulders lest they be the target of rebel vengeance, a world-wide uproar which eventually gave rise to the Supers. Because there were of course Powered who believed in justice, who wanted to help, who stood up to stand up against their own kind when things got dire and led the charge to bring peace and understanding between Powered and Non.

So things eventually settle, an uneasy truce, but there will always be those who use their Powers for their own benefits, society be damned, just as there will always be the do-gooders using their Powers to police how others behave. It of course takes the general public no time at all to start referring to them as Heroes and Villains, the comparison too close to ignore despite the general lack of spandex, but there was never going to be such a clean division.

Clearly those who think it’s simply black or white have never had to define the Powered who were scouted for shady corporations or government wet work, never had to draw the line between political or military ‘heroes’ and vigilante ‘villains’. Clearly those people had never been to Los Santos, where the heroes could be just as bad, could be far, far worse, than the villains had any hope of being.

It’s all well and good for the villains in Los Santos, at least a while - better to have the heroes get on board than have them chasing you down and ruining your every plan -  but it’s getting a bit crowded to be honest. It’s hard to stretch your wings as a bad guy when there’s no one left to push back against, when on every job you trip over half a dozen bozos running their own gigs. When the levels of depravity some of these assholes stoop to start giving all the regular villains a bad name.

So, something has to be done, and if the good guys can’t hack it, the bad guys are going to have to. Or at least that’s how Ramsey sells it when he’s dragging a pack of semi-reluctant crooks together, cherry picking powers and personalities to build what will be an undeniably formidable crew so long as he can get them all onside. Considering Geoff’s gift of telepathy and thought implantation, limited though it may be, getting everyone to sign up and play nice with one another isn’t quite as difficult as one would expect.

Some of his choices are crooks he’s already worked with, Powers tried and tested, those who Geoff trusts more than anyone else on earth. Most notably of these are his ever faithful right hand, Jack, who manipulates wind and weather, and the ineffable Lindsay with her flaming wings. Then there’s Matt Bragg’s technological genius, Trevor’s ability to defy notice and walk unseen, Steffie’s unearthly level of multi-tasking and information analysis, and the host of loyal Powered friends they bring to the table.

Even the ringers who Geoff’s not actually trialled have been vigorously investigated, carefully selected from the hundreds of possible Powered criminals in Los Santos. He’d built up some rapport with the foreigner, Free, who’s been running with two other Powered, a little crew he won’t leave behind, not that Geoff actually wants him to. He was after Gavin’s power, inherent luck and the manipulation of probabilities an indispensable quality in his endeavour, but he’d be a fool not to snatch up Gavin’s friends while he’s at it. Jones with his control of heat, of fire and ice, and Dooley’s ability to change his own density at will makes the pair near indomitable in a fight, an unquestionably powerful duo to have in your corner. And last, but by no means least, was the terrible Vagabond, the corrupted healer who takes people apart from the inside out, a living nightmare even in Los Santos. Ryan was by far the hardest to win over to the cause, but once he’s in Geoff knows they’re golden.

It’s quite a line-up but even with that security there is no scattergun approach, Geoff’s done his homework, has villains and ex-heroes categorised by the danger their powers pose and the difficulty in taking them down. The first few jobs are so quick and ruthless the targets have no time to see them coming, to prepare proper defences, no chance to combat the array of abilities they’re faced with. From there word gets out, but while they lose the element of surprise they’re still in the unique position of being united; it’s so rare for those who are Powered to truly combine forces, rarer still in a group of more than two or three, and without any backstabbing or infighting Ramsey’s collection have found themselves to be near unstoppable.

Between them they have the best plans, horrifyingly efficient fighters, have infiltration, manipulation and extermination completely covered. Hell they even have a preternaturally skilful wheelman to get them all the hell out of dodge when things take a turn. Perhaps best of all, though, is the fact that to some degree they have the support of the city; law enforcement, struggling Supers and civilians alike, who’ve noticed this new group shaking up the powers that be in the underbelly of the city. Who might not all be actively helping but certainly aren’t hindering, stepping back and giving Geoff and his people free reign to finally fix up the wicked city.

So for a moment they are beacons, a spot of light pushing back the darkness in Los Santos, persevering where others have been crushed, relentless in their quest to take out the worst elements of the city. It is, of course, difficult to be swayed from the right path when you were never on it in the first place, can’t fall from grace when you never had any to start with. Ramsey’s gang seem invulnerable to the filth and corruption of Los Santos simply because the darkness was in them all along, their goals have never been anything close to altruistic.

Some still believe, see only what they have intentionally been shown, think Ramsey’s crew vigilantes, perhaps too harsh, too violent, but only out of necessity, the strong hand of justice the depraved city of sin has been crying out for. They think the attacks will cease once the city has been cleansed, cheer on their counterfeit champions right up until the moment they finally realise that they’ve been played, that Ramsey and his gang of reprobates will never be the good guys.

Because no matter what the idealists would like to believe, no matter what other crooks might sneer and spit, no one who’s paying attention could truly think Ramsey’s crew had gone light side, not by a long shot. They take down other villains, yes, but not in ways the so called good would approve of, not peacefully, not humanely, not even remotely quick, clean or painless. They take down other villains, sure, but for their own benefit, for their own power and greed, their own amusement. They take down other villains but they don’t spare the cops. They take down other villain’s but they aren’t saving civilians, aren’t restoring peace, they don’t return stolen goods or misappropriated funds, don’t seek to inspire children or bring safety back to the streets.

When all the Powered formidable enough to have half a chance of beating them have been overthrown, Ramsey and his crew are right there to see their plan through. They’ve not been cleaning up Los Santos so much as they’ve been claiming it, taking full control over the city that has been thought for so long to be utterly untameable, all the while ensuring there will be no one left to challenge them. An empire built on fallen bodies, tacitly approved by the masses, a violent take over sold under the guise of justice. And in that they have found a whole new way to be devious, a fresh take on villainy, giving hope to those who’d thought themselves hopeless only to dash it all away again. Those false heroes, those reprehensible Fakes.



Main Crew Powers | Support Crew Powers

fleshwerks  asked:

I'll give you two-three because I am a huge advantage-taker. Essa Tabris, Lea Surana, and Zevran in the same scene looking at something outside the frame, with following expressions (who expresses what is up to you): the "now I've seen all", "i've become depressed" and "not again". In 27 because it also has a heinous yellow in it. Good luck if you decide to embark.

this palette is SOMETHING ELSE.

edit; I FORGOT LEA’S VALLASLIN rip

Poland: Polish MEP Korwin-Mikke said “women must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller, and less intelligent.” …. I’m pretty sure we have rules against this sort of bullshit.

Lithuania: Smaller…?

Poland: Don’t tell Russia.