singled handed

They lunged at their enemy with everything they had. Frustrated over and over as they were tossed back, deflected, beaten. Drawing raw breaths as they were finally pinned, humiliation hot in the pit of their belly.

“You’re not a fighter,” said the voice at their ear. “That’s alright. Not everyone has to be.”

They kicked, but it did nothing.

“Let go of me!”

“Not until you get this out of your system.” Grips transferred, their wrists pinned by a single hand.

“You’re exposed like this. Easy. You’re going to get yourself killed.”

“I don’t want your advice!”

“Then beat me. Which you can’t.”

every bioware animation
  • back of the head scratch
  • a character shaking their head in disbelief or disgust with hand on their forehead, looking down
  • that kiss animation used since origins and in every mass effect game where they very slowly go in, hesitate, bop their heads around, and really go in for the kiss 
  • when a character, usually female, talks and puts their two hands in front of them like a robot and shakes them to illustrate their point
  • a character leans back on one leg with their arms loose
  • the exit-stage-right an NPC does after a conversation ends
  • angry limp wrist pointing
  • neck/collar bone scratch 
  • a slow crossing of the arms in times of suspicion
  • that punch animation 
  • drinking alcohol and violently shaking head
  • a character gives a half smile with an eyebrow raised
  • pointing behind with thumb, body turns very slightly
Find a Valentine This Year

Buzzfeed’s Supergirl Character Quiz is like a mini-supergay speed dating site:

  • Kara’s meet Lena’s or Cat’s
  • Alex’s meet Maggie’s
  • Lucy’s meet Alex’s or Kara’s 
  • M’gann’s meet everyone
May
  • 2nd - Sweet Creature will be played for the first time on Beats1/Apple Music (9AM LA/12PM NY/5PM UK).
  • 4th - Presale for Harry’s tour (9AM BST UK only).
    Niall’s new single “Slow Hands” will be released.
  • 5th - Onsale for Harry’s tour (10AM local venue time for U.S/Canada).
    New Dunkirk trailer (9AM PT).
    Niall will be a guest on BBC Radio 1 (7AM BST).
    Niall will be Skyping in on Smallzy’s Surgery (7PM AEST)
  • 9th - Harry goes on NBC’s Today Show.
  • 12th - Harry’s album will be released.
    Niall will perform at the Summer Kick Off Concert.
  • 13th - Niall will perform at 102KIISFM’s Wango Tango.
    Harry will play a secret gig in London. 
  • 15th through 18th - A week of Harry on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
  • 19th - Niall will perform at 101.3 KDWB’s Star Party.
  • 20th - Niall will perform at SPF Vegas.

*WILL UPDATE AS NEEDED!*

the theater teacher at school runs a dnd club and hes running us through the haunting of harrowstone. my character has proven to be absolutely useless missing every attack i (and my animal companion) make, while also managing to provoke unneeded fights with ghosts. we were checking out all the doors in the hall in order and found a huge room

DM: this room is open and unremarkable except the piles of fabric strewn across the floor. across from you you can see a single skeletal hand reaching up and out from under some of the fabric

me: i cast spark to set it on fire

entire party: NO WHAT IF ITS A GOOD GHOST

me: why in the world would there be a good ghost in here weve been attacked by literally everything since we got here but fine i dont do that

sorcerer: i wanna look around [rolls high perception]

DM: as you look at this boney hand peeking out at you your vision shifts. it seems to be moving, but not moving, but its turning towards you but the hand itself is still but you see movement all the same. the next thing you see is a soft apparition of an older woman, who looks at you incredulously

woman: “what are you doing here? its too dangerous to be here”

cleric: “oh she cares about us!”

witch: “wait is this the wardens wife holy shit”

me: “oh. good thing i didnt set you on fire then.”

woman: [laughs] “its happened before”

me: [sudden realization that she burned to death here] “OH MY GOD IM SO SORRY”

The Depths of Hell… 

“Azkaban was originally home to a sorcerer who called himself Ekrizdis. 

Ekrizdis, who is believed to have been insane, was a practitioner of the worst kinds of Dark Arts. 

Alone in the middle of the ocean, he lured, tortured and killed Muggle sailors, apparently for pleasure, and only when he died, and the concealment charms he had cast faded away, did the Ministry of Magic realize that either island or building existed. 

Those who entered to investigate refused afterwards to talk of what they had found inside, but the least frightening part of it was that the place was infested with Dementors.

Sadistic by nature, Rowle, an authoritarian who had risen to power on an anti-Muggle agenda, insisted on using Azkaban as a prison. He claimed that the Dementors living there were an advantage: they could be harnessed as guards, saving the Ministry time, trouble and expense.

In spite of opposition from many wizards, Rowle carried out his plan and soon a steady trickle of prisoners had been placed there. None ever emerged.

By the time that Eldritch Diggory took over as Minister for Magic, the prison had been operating for fifteen years. There had been no breakouts and no breaches of security. The new prison seemed to be working well. 

It was only when Diggory went to visit that he realised exactly what conditions inside were like. Prisoners were mostly insane and a graveyard had been established to accommodate those that died of despair.

Diggory had been so horrified by what he had seen inside Azkaban that he pressed the committee to find alternatives. Experts explained to him that the only reason the Dementors were (mostly) confined to the island was that they were being provided with a constant supply of souls on which to feed. If deprived of prisoners, they were likely to abandon the prison and head for the mainland.

From that time until the advent of Kingsley Shacklebolt, no Minister ever seriously considered closing Azkaban. They turned a blind eye to the inhumane conditions inside the fortress.

Nearly three centuries passed before that record was broken. A young man was successfully smuggled out of the prison when his visiting mother exchanged places with him, something that the blind and loveless Dementors could not detect and would have never expected.

This escape was followed by another, still more ingenious and impressive, when Sirius Black managed to evade the Dementors… single-handed.

- Pottermore