I normally get in bed at like 9pm (i am a grandma sorry), and then am asleep by like 11 at the very latest but yesterday my best friend (who i can barely talk to bc he is away working for summer with little service and free time) called me for the first time all summer and was just kind of freaking out and was super anxious all day and so i stayed up until like 1:30 texting him and trying to calm him down, on a good note he seems to be doing much better today but damn am i not feeling my best- going to need a nap today
So another reply from @miqodi , this one’s more summer themed. I kind of feel like this one’s a bit of a cop out since they give us a lot of specific summer gear but the first two are some of my favorites. The third one though, that’s just included as a bonus 1.0 throwback. Star-spangled Subligar, the only reason to do Fishing back then obviously lol. Thanks again for the reply
That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars | Cake By The Ocean - DNCE | Cold Water - Major Lazer Ft. Justin Beiber, MØ | This Girl - Kungs Vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners | Starships - Nicki Minaj | Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars | Side To Side - Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj | No Money - Galantis | Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara
He’d called. And despite Teddy not even thinking about the time difference, the seven hours and thousands of miles between them, Billy had answered. He’d been hesitant, his voice on the other end of the line breathless and tight, and Teddy had tied himself into a thousand knots and untangled them all at once in the moment it had taken him to say hello.
There had been crying. Then Billy had done some shouting and he’d been perversely happy at that, because Billy-when-he-was-sick would have kept all the poison inside, and wouldn’t have yelled at him at all.
A week and more than a dozen Skype calls later Billy had met him at Heathrow. There had been some more shouting, and then a lot of talking, and even more kissing, and by the end of that weekend things were better than they had ever, ever been.
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!