Hi, I kind of just logged on so I'm quite confused. What is going on?? Why is everyone talking about skeet and why do people think sh is gonna split?
Skeet and Ane probably broke up since they unfollowed each other on Instagram and deleted all pictures of each other and Ane also posted a picture with the caption “time to be strong. motherhood survival mode. who can be stronger than a mother?”
and nobody thinks that sh is gonna split, but concern trolls just love to stir up drama when in reality there obviously isn’t.
Ways in Which Survival Mode is Incredibly Realistic:
- Eat random combinations of items to sate hunger regardless of nutritional value
- I too, sleep at erratic intervals for short periods of time
- Always tired anyways
- Increasingly anxious the further away from a bed I am
- Minor ailments are uneasily shrugged off with “I guess I’ll just live with it”
- Running away from bugs while high pitch screaming
- Increasingly overprotective of friends for fear of losing them
I write a bad pick up line on your cup every time I’m your barista’ Or ‘Should I be concerned about how much caffeine you’re taking in’ For Percabeth
“Coffee guy has a crush on you,” Piper says without preamble, flicking a page in her reading.
“Uh huh,” Annabeth mutters, dragging a highlighter over a line in her book. It’s only after she’s finished an irritated scribble in the margin that the words really penetrate. She glances up at her friend, who is leaning across the table looking amused. “What? No. Don’t be ridiculous.”
“I’m always ridiculous. And always right. He keeps refilling your coffee.”
Annabeth, who has been lost in a haze of architecture for longer than the hour Piper has been sitting in the cafe with her, has not really been aware of her drink being refilled. She’s reached for her mug when she wanted a drink, and the mug has always had coffee in it. The logical inconsistency between the amount of times she’d reached for the cup and the cup never being empty had not really jumped out at her until now.
“If he’s refilling my coffee and not yours, that just makes him rude.”
“Oh, no. He’s been refilling mine. When you started swearing at your book before, it nearly overflowed, and it wasn’t because he was scandalised.”
Annabeth sighs, refusing to glance over her shoulder at the coffee guy in question. It’s not like she doesn’t already know what he looks like, the guy is six foot tall with a build like an Olympian swimmer and a jawline that could cut glass. She manages to drag her brain to a halt before it starts listing things to compare his eye colour to: Piper is smirking at her reading in a way that suggests she’s learnt how to read minds.
“He was probably impressed with my command of the english language.”
“He was impressed with something, all right.” Piper shuts her folder with a snap. “Right, i’m done here.”
“That reading was fifty-one pages, you’re so full of shit.”
“The fact that you know how long my readings are is terrifying, you know that?”
“Do your homework!”
“Can’t hear you, running away to get a restraining order!” She’s halfway to the door by the time she sing-songs that, leaving Annabeth with her nearly empty coffee mug and a cafe full of people giving her the stink eye.
“If you need an alibi, I can testify that you’ve been here pretty much all day.”
Coffee guy has a nice voice. Warm, smooth, just this side of deep without sounding like the trailer guy. It takes Annabeth an embarrassing amount of time to register that she’s thinking this because he’s standing right next to her, holding a coffee pot. It’s a good thing her self control is world renowned, because she uses all of it to keep from jumping out of her skin.
“What? I - no, she’s joking. We’re friends. Really.”
His grin is distractingly crooked. “I’m convinced.”
“I’m gonna kill her,” Annabeth mutters, hoping against hope that she’s not blushing, or something equally ridiculous.
“That’s probably not going to help in court.”
Her brain is - slowly - retreating out of coffee-and-study survival mode. A joke, she realises belatedly, and the rueful laugh escapes her before she can think to bite it back. And - something in coffee guy’s shoulders relaxes, just a little bit. Nervous, she thinks, and finds herself predisposed to like him. Smart boys know to think very carefully before approaching Annabeth Chase, and that’s the way she likes it.
She tucks an errant curl behind her ear. “I’ll plea insanity. Over-caffeination.” She glances down at her cup. “Actually, would you mind–?”
His face scrunches up with something like concern. “That’ll be your sixth cup.”
“Aren’t you the guy who’s been topping me up?”
“Grover seemed to think you might, I dunno, eat us or something if you ran out. I was protecting the good people of the cafe, but apparently cutting you off means stopping a murder.”
A groan escapes her, something like shame crawling up the back of her throat. Annabeth knows she’s got a serious case of resting bitch face (and she’ll fight anyone who suggests that’s a problem),but she doesn’t want the entire campus to be terrified of her.
“I’m not…actually some hyper-violent lady with a hair-trigger, honestly.”
“Oh hey no, I didn’t mean to–” And he’s groaning? He rubs the back of his neck, which is slowly turning red, and Annabeth starts to feel less off-kilter. “I’m bad at flirting.”
She’s definitely going to murder Piper. This is her fault somehow, Annabeth’s sure.
“Same,” she rushes out, before over-thinking can make this even messier. Her whole body feels energised, jittery, and she doesn’t think it’s the coffee. “Um. Just one more refill? To get me through the last bit of this chapter?”
“Wh - uh, right. Sure!” He squints at her. “You don’t mind?”
Annabeth rocks her mug from side to side, watching the dregs of her drink slosh from side to side. Black, no sugar. It seems like the safer option right now.
She takes a breath.
“Haven’t decided yet,” she says. “I’ll let you know when i’m done with this chapter.”
She’s not looking at him directly, but his grin is wide enough to be seen from space, let alone the corner of her eye.
“You got it,” he says happily, topping her mug off. He’s on the verge of pulling away when he pauses, like he’s remembered something. “It’s Percy, by the way. So you don’t have to keep calling me coffee guy.”
And then he’s gone, leaving Annabeth to seriously reconsider committing that murder.
Fallout 4 survival mode is bullshit cause if you get shot you barely lose health but if a feral ghoul so much as smacks you you die instantly, your corpse flies out of the Commonwealth, and Elder Maxson personally comes in and kills your family.
Have you ever found yourself in a class or lecture so madly and rapidly writing notes that you miss a tonne of what the teacher is saying? And you sometimes have to ask the person next to you so you can ‘get with the program’ …. At this most ordinary juncture, you can forget trying to capture exam hints dropped by the teacher, you are simply in ‘survival mode’!
Apparently learning in class is more effective with the 80/20 rule. That is listen 80% and write 20% of the time. And you’re thinking ‘yeah, right, dream on…’ It is ‘kinda’ challenging and semi-unrealistic to achieve this, but if you actually read-up before class about the topic and prepare your notes (see last posts), you CAN be more chilled, and perhaps achieve a little of the 80/20 rule, in order to pick up on hints and material for exam questions. Some teachers inadvertently drop hints without realising, but if you’re so focused on writing chicken scratch, you would sooo miss those hints. Try this hack and see…
Guilty Gear X —Appears as “GG Mode”, features a “Prototype” of Robo-Ky.
Guilty Gear X Plus —A button Code must be pressed to select ‘variants’ of characters, though they are undeveloped. Gold and Darkside Mode were finally playable in this mode after being unlocked.
Guilty Gear X Advance Edition —Had several unique variants, including classic GG1 move animations. —GG Petit1+2 had GG1 Millia as well.
Guilty Gear XX —Revised EX Mode further, and it was now an actual menu toggle in Character Select. This is the last time we see “Prototype Robo-Ky”, with old moves.
Guilty Gear XX #Reload —No immediate changes other than Robo-Ky getting revised and obtaining an EX Mode that was based on his old Prototype variant, but weaker.
Guilty Gear Isuka —Based off #Reload, so, outside of exclusive characters and “Kakusei Mode” Sol and Ky, no changes. A.B.A. debuted in this game. Justice and Kliff were removed from the game Roster.
Guilty Gear XX Slash —EX Mode characters seem “relatively unchanged” but because of the new moves added in Slash in to Accent Core, they were still incomplete. Consider these versions a “Prototype” of Accent Core’s EX Mode. Features a #Reload Mode so players can play #R characters. EX A.B.A. Had no Instant Kill at this point. EX Order Sol was a prototype and very weak.
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core —EX Characters are still “weak” and Undeveloped since Slash, and rather than feeling like an EX Mode, they were hybrids between EX and normal characters. Consider this a “Prototype” of the final build. Justice and Kliff are missing.
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus —FINALLY! Every character’s EX Mode gets an overhaul, and are completely restructured! Everything about the changes made to each EX character actually appears “cohesive” and not simply a patchwork of old animations. Justice and Kliff are added, but lack an EX Mode (since they were never given any, not even since GGXPlus) In addition, EX Gold Characters each get an exclusive feature unique to them (for example, Gold EX Jam had an auto-parry). —It should be noted Anji Mito got the most “changes” because of his diverse Normal Attacks. —GG Generations Mode and Extra Menu are added. —Variants of Arcade and M.O.M. could be played either as EX Arcade Mode, Gold Arcade Mode, or Gold EX Arcade Mode/M.O.M. Mode, EX Mission Mode, and Gold Survival Mode (Classic Survival Mode without stat buffs or equips)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R —A few moves from EX mode were added to “Normal” Plus R characters to “buff” them, but they weren’t very strong either way. —Because of the rebalance changes in Plus R, many EX Characters were no longer as “powerful” as they were in previous EX Mode incarnations because of the nerfs and unusual buffs… though these ideas would later be scrapped for Guilty Gear Xrd. —Justice got the short end of the stick, as even her Gold and Darkside Modes got severely nerfed because of her unusual nerfs, though this should have been adjusted exclusively for her Gold form but wasn’t. Her Darkside Mode could still abuse Omega Shift, but it wouldn’t be practical, however.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign —Because of a “glitch”, it was exposed that Gold and Darkside colors were still in development, though outside of Arcade Boss character Ramlethal, nothing is apparent. The colors were powerless DLC in Revelator, but the Darkside Color was tweaked with Red Glow effects. —Darkside Elphelt Valentine retained her “appearance” in Story Mode as the “final boss” you never actually fight. —In M.O.M. Mode, two bosses in the form of Sin Kiske and Elphelt Valentine can be defeated for an exorbitant amount of W$, though they aren’t very overpowered, just very strong builds.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator —Various Arcade Episodes reveal “Boss” versions of other characters besides Ramlethal, though they are only tweaked in terms of Speed, Tension Gain, and one or two enhanced Overdrives. —At the end of M.O.M. Mode, two ridiculously powerful Level 140 Superbosses of Sol and Ky can be fought for rare abilities called “Mark of the Hero” and “True Mark of the Hero”, featuring Permanent Dragon Install, a “Homing Gunflame” that wrecks your defense, Super Auto-Guard, Super Stun, and a “Homing Sacred Edge”. I’ve only seen a few Japanese players beat them using odd methods, but it’s unclear what True Mark of the Hero does as an ability. Because M.O.M. Medal costs triple after level 120, it’s almost impossible to get decent stats to fight these bosses.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev2 —In M.O.M. Mode Baiken and Answer will be added as opponents, with unique Item Drops of their own. No word yet on details/changes.
gets a series of texts from Jack just minutes before their shared class is due
to start. Bitty is alarmed for several reasons—Jack’s preference for sending
single texts, and the fact that Jack is normally in class before Bitty at the
top of the list.
Jack 9:56 Are there seats in the back row?
Jack 9:57Can you move to the back row
and save me one
Jack 9:57Near the door on the east
sure what’s going on, but he gathers his stuff quickly, dumping it into his
bag, and heads to the back row near the specified door, trying to type as he
moved. Got a seat for you. Everything okay?
Jack 9:59Is anyone near you?
people further down the row, and about five rows in front. Teacher just walked
in and is setting up.
looks around to the door, holding his phone in case it buzzes again with a
message from Jack.
teacher calls the class to attention and there’s still no sign of Jack. It’s
not like him to miss class. Bitty wants to go out and find him to see what’s
going on, but he can’t now that the teacher has seen him. He gets out his books
and pen again, and focuses to the front, keeping his phone visible on the desk
just in case.
an ear out for the door, and just as Professor Miao begins her lecture, he
hears it opening. It’s almost like Jack was waiting until he knew she’d
sticks his head through the gap and looks around nervously. He meets eyes with
Bitty, who raises eyebrows at him, trying to get some clue as to what Jack’s
been texting him for. As Jack pushes the door open slowly, and hurries quietly
in, practically tiptoeing over to the seat Bitty has saved for him, Bitty
thinks he knows what Jack’s been worried about.
Dustin Gorton spent the morning of April 19th filming the The Breakfast Run video (entitled by the two “American Dream) with his 3rd period Video production class partner, Dylan Klebold. The video was to start off with Dylan hastily dashing away from a house (presumably Eric Jackson’s) and into Dustin’s classic car. They rrush off down to Burger King for a quick bite on the way to school as Eric Jackson films Dustin driving and Dylan as the passenger from the backseat vantage point as Americana by The Offspring plays on the radio. (I wouldn’t doubt that they planned to use the song for their final product).
The very next morning, on 4/20, Dustin’s *video production partner never shows up for class to present their video. Dustin mentions in his recent reflection (see below) that he was complaining about his missing partner during A lunch as the Columbine massacre begins to interrupt like a shock wave rippling over the cafeteria. Dustin finds himself in survival mode as he yanks his friends down under a cafeteria table and instinctively assumes the role of “leader” trying to find a way to help his friends to safety and some scattered into the kitchen area. He and his friend Brett manage to hide in a bathroom and the two get separated which also panics Dustin greatly until they reunite in a massive bear hug and tears of relief just outside.
Dustin wrote about the powerful impact Columbine had on him, how it changed and effected his life greatly. He reflects on the ‘before’, on how 18 years ago just hours before the massacre, he realizes what an innocent, naive “fool” of a kid he was. And in the blink of an eye in one hour of great devastation, his life and way of thinking about himself in relation to others - and what is truly important and matters the most in life above the minutia - had been irreparably altered forever.
The thought popped into my head the other day to play with headphones on. Why oh why had I never done that before?
It is especially good on Survival mode where the sound is directional. You can tell (with the background music turned way down) where the sound of potential enemies is coming from and whether or not they are close.
The other bonus is the richness of the foley work. The creaking of buildings, whistling of wind and distant conversations or creature sounds all add immensely to the atmosphere. I’d not really appreciated it fully, before.
Add to that the fact that I have Auditory Processing Disorder (excellent hearing but glitchy brain-translation of sounds) plus tinnitus and suddenly it was removing sounds that I wasn’t aware of trying to block out: birds and traffic noise outside, the high pitched hum of the TV, the playstation’s hardworking fan.
Lastly, Inon Zur’s masterpiece of a title track. Oh my…musicgasm. So yeah, headphones. Give ‘em a go.