I want to listen to some podcasts but my english is not that good so can you rec me podcasts with transcripts
i’m actually just the right person to go to for this because i have a really hard time paying attention to podcasts. my mind tends to wander without a firm focus point and i miss entire chunks of episodes so it really helps to have a page up so i can follow along with my eyes. of the ones i listen to, these are the ones that i know have at least some transcripts:
the penumbra podcast - they are currently attempting to set up a fan-run transcription tumblr but, in the meantime and if you can afford it, they do have season two’s transcripts available if you’re a patreon supporter
welcome to night vale - the night vale presents shows are your best friends because they have very dedicated fanbases that get the transcripts up crazy fast (and joseph and jeffrey are super cool about them existing), so there’s also…
This phrase is hilariously wrong when taken to mean what it usually means. Birbs are hungry little things, since they have fast metabolisms and they burn a lot of calories when flying. Many birbs eat as much or more than their own weight each day. If humans ate like birds we would die.
The reason I was thinking about this is that was writing a headcanon about how Starscream can eat a hilariously large amount of Energon. I figure all Seekers carry and use more fuel than other frame types, because they burn it so fast and shoot it out the back of their engines when they fly. Military Seekers like Starscream fly a lot and refuel a lot.
So I looked up some numbers. Now the energy content of Energon seems like it would be higher than gas or jet fuel, so Cybertronians could carry less fuel than their Earthly equivalents, but lets just use these as ballpark figures for the sake of proportion. The results were hilarious.
An F16 weighs less than 10 tons, and carries 3.5 tons of fuel! By comparison a truck similar to Optimus’s style weighs over 17 tons without the trailer, and holds less than a ton of fuel. Their weight can more than double with a loaded trailer but at least in TFP, Optimus almost never pulls a trailer and it’s safe to assume most Cybertronian trucks don’t often do that.
It’s worth noting that Starscream is only about 60% the size of an F16, even in jet mode, so he’d weigh like 6 tons and carry 2.1 tons of fuel, fully fueled. Still, imagine him eating more than twice as much as a big bot like Optimus in one sitting.
Even an Abrams tank, which weighs a whopping 68 tons, carries a measly 2.1 tons of fuel, so Starscream could eat as much as Megatron in his old frame before he converted to a flyer. It’s probably safe to assume Megatron can carry a lot more fuel now, but he doesn’t have wings for auxiliary tanks and therefore probably has somewhere in between his old fuel capacity and that of an actual Seeker. Plus I doubt he weighs 68 tons anymore. If OP weighs around 17 tons, maybe Megs weighs somewhere in the mid 20s?
Anyway yeah, these numbers are only vague approximations when carried over into Cybertronian frames rather than Earth vehicles, and I’m sure the high energy content of Energon means they can all carry less weight in fuel, but it’s fun to think about. The gist of it is that Seekers are hungry little dudes XD Also big Seekers like Dreadwing and HUGE Seekers like Jetfire would be like bottomless pits and use so much fuel! I think even though they would eat a tremendous amount, it wouldn’t stand out as much somehow as a little wisp of the Seeker who’s all wings and legs sitting there and downing twice as much fuel as the giants sitting next to him. Somehow I think it also has to do with Starscream’s general shamelessness - bigger, more reserved Seekers like Jetfire might eat a similar amount to other people they’re eating with, and fuel themselves more throughout the rest of the day. Also, if they’re in a lab more and only fly a little, they could make their fuel last much longer than an active Air Command soldier or scout who flies all day, which is why Starscream would often be hungry and eat Jetfire’s food ^^ (The fact that he still did that even when he was working on science and not scouting or sparring is mighty suspicious though)
PLEASE RECREATE THAT SCENE FROM INTO THE MYSTIC WHERE THE WOMAN HAS HER HAND ON DEANS KNEE AND HE POINTS THAT OUT AND SHE OFFERS TO MOVE IT HIGHER BUT WITH LUCIFER!CAS AND DEAN!!! If you like the idea, have time, and feel up to it that is. I would owe you my first born. :)
Spy is a non-bender and he has defeated many MANY powerful benders.
Spy is an inspiration to Scout. When they first met, Spy use chi-block attacks on Scout which stop his bending. I imagine later when Spy joins the team, Scout would ask for many tips on fighting like chi-block, learning how to fight without bending and maybe lady romance advice.
Spy’s moves are very similar to air bending techniques, so Scout learns quickly from them. Aw. :3
Could I get a source on Anora and Cailan killing a giant? Because that's fucking awesome
Hell Fucking Yeah It Is!
Source is Anora’s section in the World of Thedas Vol. 2 Lore Book
In 9:23 Dragon a farm in the West Hills Arling claimed it was being attacked by 100 giants. This was to be handled by the Royal Guard, eventually. However, Prince Calian Theirin offered to run off the giants himself immediately, but was shut down by the guard captain.
Though the next day the Prince was found missing. Nine days later Calian AND Anora were found together in Crestwood in the West Hills Arling. Both drinking heavily, covered in battle wounds, and smelling of cheese.
There are several accounts in WoT Vol. 2 that piece together, but essentially a giant had been eating a farmer’s dairy cows.
Only one giant of course, because the farmer had exaggerated due to grief. A scout looking for the giants, for the King’s guard, ended up being chased down by this single giant and she dove into a root cellar to hide. She waited, hoping for the giant to eventually lead and so she waited for days as the giant held her there.
Until finally she was found by the Prince and Lady Anora, though when she left her cellar there was no sign of the giant or the cattle. The air tasting of ash.
Later scouts would find a burned corpse of said giant. And finally my favorite excerpt of this whole ordeal.
Scout’s mother is a non-bender. His 7 older brothers can bend either air, earth, water, fire, or none at all. Scout, the 8th child, is an air bender.
Scout discover his abilities when he was running from his brothers who were teasing him. His family and other people in his home town saw everything. Word spread fast which lead to an attack by an unknown group. This group tore through the town looking for Scout.
Because of Scout’s attitude and ignorance, the oldest brother (the first born) die protecting Scout. Scout made it out thanks to his mother, and brothers. They immediately went into hiding. Some of the older brothers went to look for help.
Couple of days later, Scout’s family was rescued by the White Lotus and with them is an Air bending master, Etsuko, who became Scout’s new air bending teacher.
Last ask for the summer. School is starting soon. Yay…