As promised, here are some of the theme suggestions for the Reaper76 Summer Event!
We don’t want to do set “day themes” like many of these event weeks do, but we do want to provide everyone with some ideas or inspiration. You’re not limited to these, but some of them might help you get started or get the gears turning.
A day at the beach: it’s hard to think of summer without a trip to the beach! Gabriel’s home city of Los Angeles has several great beaches that might give you some inspiration!
Some ideas: Which one immediately jumps in the water? Do either of them like building sand castles? How does Jack react when seeing the ocean for the first time?
Setting up camp: many people like to go camping in the summer, not just for being outdoors but also to enjoy other activities like hiking, swimming, off-road driving and biking.
Some ideas: making smores, building campfires, watching sunrises and sunsets, stargazing
Hit the road, Jack: road trips are a quintessential summer pastime. Popular routes include Route 66 and California Highway 1.
Some ideas: how do they split driving time, and who is the bad driver? Who gives bad directions? How do they split music choices? Motel rooms? What sights do they go see?
Some ideas: when do they take their big Americas road trip? Who plans the route through Central America, who plans for Southern America? Where do they visit? What do they do in Mexico City? Or Rio de Janiero? Or Buenos Aires? Or Santiago? Do they visit the Amazon in Brazil, the Andes in Chile and Argentina, the cenotes of Mexico and Belize? Trips across the United States are fun, but consider looking at the wonderful world beyond it - as an opportunity to explore and learn about new places and cultures.
We’re all golfers now: lots of sports take place in summer, including baseball, golf, swimming, surfing, and bike races
Soccer/fútbol: outside of the US, fútbol matches are popular in the summer. Would Gabriel and Jack root for a specific team?
Lúcioball: which one wants to learn how to play Lúcioball? Does the other come along and try to play?
Just Desserts: lots of great food come into season in the summer - things like watermelons, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and especially corn (lol). Ice cream and pies are fun treats in the summer. Barbecued foods, hamburgers, ribs, steaks, and grilled chicken are all popular.
Some ideas: Favorite ice cream flavor? Favorite fruit? Who makes the better burger?
Welcome to Hollywood: it’s time for summer movie blockbusters! What kind of movies would they want to see? Who gets scared in the horror film? Who wants to see the action flick?
Some ideas: What sights does Gabriel show Jack the first time he visits LA? What are some of their favorite movies? Do they visit movie sets?
Retirement doesn’t suit us: summer often means trips to new destinations. Where do two supersoldiers go in their time off? The world is wide with many cool places to visit and see!
Some ideas: How do they react to seeing Dorado for the first time? Or Hanamura? Which one is the space nerd who wants to visit the Lijiang Tower? Which one is the history nerd who wants to see Ilios or Giza?
Some ideas: Does Gabriel suggest going to Mexico to visit family? What places does he show Jack? What foods do they eat, what music do they experience?
Some ideas: who wants to take a trip to China? Who wants to visit India? Do they run into junkers in Australia? What do they think when they visit Numbani in Nigeria for the first time? How do they react to visiting Gibraltar?
Like the stars: did you know fireflies are not found in the western United States? How does Gabriel react to seeing fireflies in Indiana for the first time?
Now those are some fireworks: the 4th of July is Independence Day for the United States. Celebrated with barbecues, baseball games, neighborhood and family get-togethers, and fireworks large and small.
Summertime Romance: sometimes a love lasts a summer, sometimes it lasts a lifetime (or two). How do Gabriel and Jack spend over twenty summers together? Do they do anything special for just the two of them?
Hope these themes help spark your imaginations! We’re super excited that so many people are interested in participating! Please feel free to send us any questions or ideas, and best of luck to everyone creating some R76 content for the event!
Remember, the event begins July 4th and ends July 18th! You can start submitting art, fics, graphics, and content to the tag #reaper76summerevent, or send us a link on the blog!
Genji: Just kind of chilling beneath a shady tree with Zenyatta. Ocassionally glances at Hanzo, who refuses to make eye contact with him. Is wearing swim-trunks. No one knows why.
McCree: Reeks of beer and smoke. Being overly-friendly and very loud. No one really minds. Keeps trying to give the younger heroes “life advice”. At least he hasn’t thrown up yet. No one knows how he managed to get so smashed off of, like, 4 beers. Truth is, he was drunk when he got there. Snuck D.va a sip of his beer when Mercy and 76 weren’t looking. She hated it. He laughed.
Pharah: Wearing jeans and a long sleeved shirt, even though it’s, like, 90 degrees Fahrenheit(32 C). Doesn’t get why everyone else is complaining about the heat. Chatting with 76 and Mercy near the grill. Enjoying herself more than she’s letting on.
Oh yeah, let’s take some time to celebrate who is probably one of the most universally loved and fascinating characters in Haikyuu: the very much beautiful and utterly talented Akaashi Keiji!
1. In Haikyuu we don’t say I love you, we say
and I think that’s beautiful
2. Two moments share the second place because petty Akaashi is my favorite Akaashi
3. I love this moment because it shows how much of a good strategist he is, how he has Bokuto’s best interest alwyas in mind…but mostly for the iconic PAIN-IN-THE-ASS-KUROO-SAN
4. TIME ELAPSED: 0,5 SECONDS. HONESTLY inside his head he doesn’t have a brain, he has The Room of Spirit and Time (yes, this is a Dragon Ball reference) (no wonder he’s the second most intelligent character of the series)
5. “It doesn’t bug him if our enemy is strong. When everyone else on the team loses hope, he’s usually still pretty energetic. Despite everything, he’s pretty reliable”. His speech to Tsukishima tells everything you need to know about the person he really is. A loyal and supportive friend (*ahem*) who would rather die than saying a bad thing behind the back of his captain. Also, looking at this scene again I had the strong impression that Akaashi didn’t finish what he was saying to Tsukki, or better…we didn’t had to hear it all…
- bonus: when he saved Kageyama’s life during the summer training camp barbecue. LOOK AT THOSE REFLEX HE’S OUR SILENT HERO
Would you do a top 5 captain moments? Like of of any of the captains just being generally awesome?
Of course I can my bean! I don’t know if you meant just thing they did or my favorite captains’ interactions…either way, I’m going with the latter because we witnessed some really some iconic meetings indeed
1. “Don’t you ever forget my worthless pride.”This whole scene shows how complex the relationship between Oikawa and Ushijima is. I don’t think Ushijima ever wanted to purposefully hurt Oikawa here, I think he said “you chose the wrong path” because he has this perfect idea in his mind of what Oikawa should have done to make his talent bloom. He saw his potential and thought that the only way for him to fully use it was to go to Shiratorizawa. At the same time, it shows how a great captain (the best captain, in my opinion) Oikawa is. His worthless pride made him choose friendship, teamwork and constant improvement over “certain victory”. Aoba Johsai is not Oikawa’s reign, it’s not his failed project. It’s the thing he’s the proudest of. It’s his home.
2. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, but good work!”. This interaction between Daichi and Oikawa is just PRICELESS. I actually love the way Oikawa kinda respects Daichi. Even if we saw him being extra sassy with other captains, he takes the time to “compliment” him…and the flash back with Kuroo and Bokuto is another perfect interaction of his own. (how much would I’ve paid to have Oikawa in the summer training camp too tbh)
p.s. canon even in irl life Haikyuu tbh
3. The Summer Training Camp Barbecue, aka “the pushy uncles” gang. RIP Tsukki but “you too Kenma, damn it!!!” will go down in history
4. “We won’t lose next time!” And the award for the best fake smile goes to both Kuroo and Daichi! Honestly this is just one but all their interactions are incredible, Kuroo looks like a cat who’s toying with a little bird…he enjoys harrassing him…so much…to much even? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
5. “Don’t be so tense, you guys still have next year!” Speaking of Oikawa being a little shit to other captains, his talk with Futakuchi before the Seijoh vs Dateko match got me on the floor. Futakuchi is all intense but Oikawa offered nothing but his fake smile and cheerfull attitude. That “I know right?” at the very end is the definition of savage. I love him.
- bonus: Kuroo and Bokuto. Theirs are not simple interactions, they are the perfect picture of a power friendship. OYA OYA OYA!
Cold ice cream on a hot summer day, cocktail party, barbecue, dancing till morning, the buzz of too much alcohol, stupid dares, skating with your mates, arm wrestling, loud laughs till the stomach hurts, shouting when your favourite band comes on, howling the lyrics in the crowd, running till you’re out of breath, tickle attacks, the get together after two years, calling your friend at 3am, spitting contests, the cheers on new year’s eve.
The panic in the crowd, the fear of being too loud, to be hated by your loved ones, the boogyman that steals your dreams,
The sun on your face, the light tan on your skin, the easy smiles given to strangers, lying in the garden, the first blossoms of spring, waking up to a sunny day, walking in a new outfit, enthusiastic cheers, first sip of champagne, giggles, braiding hair, shining eyes, paint smeared on your sleeves, the air after the rain, whistling your favourite song, barefoot running in the street, the perfect birthday song.
To be the fifth wheel, the over the top, treason within the closest group of friends, waiting for the crash and burn, the beast in the deep waters,
Post traumatic stress disorder.
The crunching of leaves beneath your boots, the smell of old books, red wine, scented candles, sweater weather, laughing loudly when nobody’s listening, solitude and quiet, the pet’s favorite, hot baths, reading till the morning, eyes for details, sand under your feet, daydreaming, inhaling fresh air, autumn style, long scarfs, self carved pumpkin on Halloween.
Too many thoughts, voices that aren’t there, the looming figure in the dark, the cold grip of fear, glassy eyes,
The winter wind in your face, black coffee, stargazing, walking through the untouched snow, the glow of a single candle, the smell of the night, the sea in the morning, the eye of the storm, running late and not caring, dark lipstick, darker nails, smirks and winks, ink on paper and skin, swimming in cold water, drawing a perfect portrait, the wind in the trees, sweet revenge, dancing on ice, the glow of the Christmas tree.
The silent cries, suffering in silence, the loneliness, the parent that pushes you down, too many bruisies and scars and lies, losing control, giving in,
You paused at the door to smooth down the imaginary wrinkles in
your dress, but mainly to try and steady your nerves. It had been five long
months since the break up and you hadn’t laid eyes on him in the flesh since
then. But, of course, meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding was inevitable and
today would be the biggest test of all. How would he look? Would he be with
someone? Brought a date? Or would he be alone, like you? Did he remember why
you had broken up? Because night after night of scrolling through digital
albums of your snaps and videos on your phone of the two of you rendered your
memory useless and the events that led to you walking out that day were now
hazy and vague.
And now here you were, about to
see him for the first time since then. You still hadn’t really got a game plan
together for how you would act. Cool and aloof? Bright and breezy? Contrite and
apologetic? It was too hard to decide but, regardless, you knew the moment you
saw him, your brain would do its own thing anyway.
Requested by bartallenisbae-
(older)Bart Allen x reader, When the reader(the reader is not a super hero)is pregnant and is married to Bart for a year and immediately tells Bart,and then later on tell everyone of their family and friends.
You stared at the small box in front of you, debating whether you should open it. The words, Pregnancy Test, written across the front made butterflies in your stomach. Letting out a slow breath, you ripped open the box. With the stick and the instruction in hand, you entered the bathroom.
Five minutes later, you paced outside of the bathroom door. Every once and a while, you glanced on the test lying on the counter, knowing it was ready, but not having the courage to look at it yet.
“Babe, I’m home,” Bart announced, barging through the front door. His arms were loaded down with groceries, enough to feed an army. He zoomed to put them away before dipping you into a earth-shattering kiss. When you didn’t return his kiss with as much enthusiasm as you usually do, Bart stood you back up to look you in the eye. “Are you feeling the mode?”
“I…I don’t know,” you mumbled, glancing at the test sitting on the bathroom counter. Bart followed your gaze, his eyes almost popping out of his head when he saw the test.
“You’re pregnant?” Bart exclaimed with a giant grin. He pulled you into a hug, spinning you around. “That’s crash!”
“No, Bart stop,” you choked, causing him to freeze in his tracks. “I’ve haven’t look at the test yet.” Bart set you down, pulling back slightly to look at you. His arms stayed around your waist, keeping you close.
Bart wrinkled his nose in confusion. “Why haven’t you? Are you still waiting for it to be ready?”
Tears sparkled in your eyes. “What if I’m not? We’ve been trying for a while and I don’t think I can take another minus,” you sobbed, burying your face into his shoulder. Bart rubbed your back, surprised by your confession.
Closing his eyes, Bart gathered his thoughts. “(Y/N), I love you.” He kissed the side of your head. “Babe, we both want a child, but if it isn’t today, we can wait. We’re not in a rush.”
“I know, but I’m sick of being disappointed.” You wiped your eyes, stepping away from him. “I just want it to happen.”
Bart hushed you. “I know,” Bart whispered, brushing away a stray tear from your cheek with his thumb. An excited smile brightened across his face. “Can we check now?” At your nod, he zoomed into the bathroom, picking up the test. He stared at it with a blank expression on his face.
“Bart, what is it?” you asked nervously. You wrung your hands, waiting for the news. At your question, Bart looked up with the biggest grin on his face.
“(Y/N) Allen, it’s gives me great pleasure to inform you,” Bart began, his voice dropping to imitate a game show host. He walked towards you with the test in hand as you rolled your eyes. Flipping the test over, he finished his sentence. “You are pregnant.”
Your mouth dropped open at the sight of the tiny pink plus sign on the test. “Oh my,” you gasped, suddenly losing the ability to stand. Bart caught you, a look of mild panic crossing his face.
“Babe, are you okay?” Bart practically screamed before zooming to lay you down on the couch.
“I’m fine,” you reassured, overcoming the initial shock. Tears of joy ran down your cheeks as you cupped Bart’s face. “It happened. It finally happened.”
“Crash,” Bart whispered before pressing a kiss to your lips. You returned it, sharing your joy with him. The kiss grew more heated as Bart picked you up to climb underneath you. His lips stayed sealed to yours. The two of you celebrating the news with vigor.
A very happy and hot July day to all of you audio drama fanatics out there! There’s so much to look forward to during the summer: the beach, the barbecues, and the bountiful amounts of free audio drama seeking out new listeners to tell their stories to.
Strap on and dive in, saddle up, and stay Scottish if you haven’t already because my selection will keep your summer’s filled with the most delightful sounds available.
Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll certainly love.
1. A Scottish Podcast
When washed up radio DJ Lee finds himself “between jobs” he decides to launch a paranormal investigative podcast series, inspired by the likes of The Black Tapes, The Message, and Limetown. Enter The Terror Files. Aided by his long suffering sidekick, struggling musician Dougie, the pair embark on their first investigation - by heading down into a newly uncovered vault underneath Edinburgh’s old town.
Comedy and horror is a combination I barely see in audio drama and A Scottish Podcast is the answer to just how well the two can combine. With our host Lee, we get a look into a protagonist that functions his own show, providing some fascinating insight into the woes of audio drama management…albeit with some more supernatural elements sprinkled in.
For those who enjoy more adult humor, A Scottish Podcast is guaranteed to give you your fill of tasteful yet vulgar comedy all wrapped up with some genuine heart and dedication to producing a one of a kind podcast.
2. The Haven Chronicles
The Haven Chronicles follows the mysterious events that have unfolded on Haven.
Step into the Haven and the Haven chimes back with a fascinating sci-fi adventure story. This follows the mission of a group of soldiers responding to a distress beacon from a backwater planet and getting a little more than they bargained for in the process.
Complete with some excellent acting chops, atmospheric sound editing, and a gripping tale containing an underlying mystery, suspense, and just the right amount of comedy, The Haven Chronicles delivers and is bound to be a fun ride.
3. Wynabego Warrior: The Tale of John Waynnabe
A modern day old west tale, wrought with peril and danger, redemption, and renewal. The tale of a man determined to find the old west that he remembers from the silver screen of his youth.
A very overdue recommendation on my part though Wynabego Warrior, one of many shows in the works by Audioblivious Productions, is the western podcast you never thought you were missing from your feed.
A unique contender drawing inspiration from old fashion cowboy tales, our lead John Waynnabe pursues a journey of self discovery with some bumps in the road as he finds both friends to stick by his side and foes interrupting his happy trails.
Two months ago, Wren woke up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way.
We’re all due for a summertime scream fest and Spines is here to deliver. With our lead Wren acting as narrator, we follow them through a twisted tale filled with all the icky, eerie details we seek in the best of horror podcasts.
If you’re eager to learn about bloody attics and creepy cults and can’t get enough delightfully gory mysteries, Spines will grant you a very spine tingling listening session.
From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070.
From the same minds behind the audio drama original The Bunker by Definitely Human, we have a sci-fi serial comedy for those looking for stories on Mars beyond The Penumbra.
For fans of Wolf 359 dreading the beloved show’s conclusion, MarsCorp is a fresh and intriguing selection that is sure to give you that right fill of comedy and tragedy in a delightfully fun and futuristic setting.
6. Under Pressure
A near future podcast about life aboard the underwater research station Amphitrite featuring deep sea scholars, love, oblique literature references, and chaotic neutral kraken.
Now diving twenty thousand leagues into a fresh podcast published this year.
Those who may like aquatic themed tales such as The Bridge and Passage may find some common sea ground here as Under Pressure dives into the audio logs of Rebecca, a member aboard station Amphitrite
alongside crew mates seeking information about the deep mysteries of oceanic life.
One part survival story of both the dark depths of the ocean and survival boredom from being in said position, Under Pressure promises light comedy and sea creatures that will hopefully make listening something more sweet than salty.