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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm 16 and I plan to move out of my mothers house as soon as possible. I'm working on saving up $1,000 for an emergency fund right now, but what else should I do to prepare before I move? Obviously I still have a few years, but I'd like to have all my things in order before it's time. Thanks!

20 Things to Do Before Moving Out of Your Parent’s House

1. File as independent on your taxes. We’re a while away from tax season, but remember to file as independent on your taxes. This means that your parents can no longer claim you as a dependent and will no longer receive a tax break from the government for housing you. What it means for you, is that you will no longer be considered part of their tax bracket. This means you’ll have a better chance at applying for financial aid, health insurance, car insurance, etc.

2. Important Documents. Get as many of your important documents (social security card, birth certificate, tax forms, etc) as possible while you’re still living with your parents. You will need this information when you move out, so find a secure place to store them.

3. Learn to cook. Obviously, cooking skills are not going to come overnight! Checkout some cook books, online recipes, or even watch a couple episodes of Chopped. The more fast, cheap, and easy meals that you’re able to prepare before you move out- the better. Here’s my Cooking 101 post.

4. College. If you are going to college or planning to go to college, talk to financial aid about becoming an “independent student”. If the school classifies you as independent, financial aid will pay for a greater portion of your education. Also please don’t have your parent’s call the school on your behalf, start taking initiative and making these calls yourself. As someone who worked in a college call center for four years, a good 80% of the phone calls I got were from parents, and legally a college can’t tell them anything.

5. Accumulate furniture. Check out thrift stores, Dollar stores, and especially yard sales. Buying all of your furniture at once can be expensive and stressful, but accumulating a few pieces over time (space permitting) can be a more effective way.

6. Doctor’s appointments. Start making your own doctor’s appointments! I love this script by @spectrumsuperhero that’s applicable to all of your doctor’s appointment needs.

7. Start building credit. At 16, you’re probably too young to apply for an actual credit card, but having some credit before you move out will help you loads in the long run. As you might be aware, some landlords ask that their tenants have a credit score before renting to them. Don’t be discouraged! It’s just something to think about.

8. First Aid. Learn some basic First Aid. I’m going to toot my horn and link my post because I sat through literally six hours to get certified in this stuff, and if I do say so myself, my post is rather thorough. 

9. Learn to clean. Learn some basic cleaning skills- how to wash dishes, how to vacuum, what sprays clean what. These may seem like simplistic things, but many people grow up not having to do household chores. I guarantee you that not every apartment you live in will have a dishwasher, so learn some dish skills now! Learn to clean.

10. Go Shopping. Make a shopping list and go shopping at your local supermarket or grocery store. Crowded stores can sometimes be unnerving, remember the more practice you get at it, the more at ease you’ll be. 

11. Learn to wash clothes. Doing laundry is something that I never did while living in my parent’s house, and the first few times doing it on my own turned out… interestingly. Get your laundry skills in tip-top shape!

12. Get transportation. Get yourself a mode of transportation that does not require your parents. Biking, walking, and using public transportation are all ways that you can get where you need to be. Get as familiar with public transportation around your city as much as possible. 

13. Separate bank account. Still sharing a linked bank account with your parents? Get yourself a bank account that they don’t have access to. One of the first steps towards moving out and “Adulting” is being able to take care of your money. 

14. Build your resume. Keep working on and updating your resume, even if you already have a job. You never know when you’ll need to find another one, and you don’t want to hastily throw together your resume with little notice.

15. References. Similarly, get yourself a list of professional references. These references can be teachers, guidance counselors, family friends, etc. References are useful for job applications, housing applications, and networking. Always ask before putting someone’s name down as a reference.

16. Health insurance. Start learning about what health insurance coverage you currently have- how expensive it is, how it’s paid, how long it lasts, etc. Find out if you will be able to stay on this insurance after moving out of your parent’s house. 

17. Buy a First Aid Kit. A First Aid Kit is a must have for whatever apartment, room, or house is your next home! Spend $20 and buy a decent sized one that includes things like cold compresses, burn creams, and gauze.

18. Buy a Bed. The average person sleeps around 229,961 hours in their lifetime. That’s a lot of time in bed! Buy yourself a comfortable mattress (you should replace your mattress every 8-10 years), luxurious sheets and/or a memory foam pillow. Nice beds can be expensive, so start saving up for one now.

19. Learn basic repair. Get yourself a toolbox and learn some basic repair. You can find extensive articles online about everything from unclogging a drain, to tightening screws, and using caulk. Get familiar with these tools now, because you never know what type of landlord you’ll end up with. They could come promptly when requested to do repairs, or they might not.

20. Learn how to write a check. Okay but seriously- this is important. Do not let me catch you moving out of your parent’s house without knowing how to write a check. Here is @howtogrowthefuckup‘s two cents.

anonymous asked:

can you pleeeease post some stories about/from OMD?

sure.

i’ll set the stage: picture a 5′6″ 80 year old man with giant blue eyes and shaggy white hair that is a mix between surfer bro and old man. he’s almost always wearing a jumpsuit and hasn’t purchased new clothes since the 80s or sometihng.

he called me at 11:30 PM when he knew I was in bed. he knew i was in bed because he had been talking to me through my bedroom window for an hour about how he is convinced someone broke into his house in 1949 through the bedroom window. he didn’t live there in 1949. i was like, OMD. it is my bedtime. i know you stay up until 4 AM and sleep until 2 PM every day, but I gotta get up at 7 for work. and he said, “i just had to tell you that i found a picture of my brother in law and i can’t WAIT to show you tomorrow” and then talked at me for 15 minutes (from 4 feet away - literally, our houses are really close together) about his brother in law who is now dead.

he’s lived on our street his ENTIRE life - he was born a few blocks down the road, moved a few blocks up the road as a teen, and bought the house in the 70s. he knows EVERYTHING about the neighborhood.

when i was moving in a few years ago, he sauntered out of his house and sat on the back of the moving truck uninvited, made a skeptical face, and shouted, “WHO are YOU!?” at me. my mom was convinced he was going to murder me for so long. i thought he was so weird at first and my mom was like “someday you’ll just be like, oh don’t mind dan, he’s harmless, he’s just my wacky neighbor” and it’s so true.

he casually drops the craziest stuff into conversation and i never believed him at first but i’ve been fact checking and EVERYTHING he says is true. in one of our first conversations he dropped that my house used to be a brothel and a sex worker owned it and that he was a millionaire and owned property in 5 different states and i didn’t believe him but it’s all true.

sometimes he brings me $5 giftcards to trader joes because he knows i like to buy cookies from there, but scolds me about eating junk food. he’s EXTREMELY healthy and goes to a naturopath. i wish i could post a picture of him but that would be creepy and he HATES the internet - he doesn’t even have a cell phone.

he doesn’t own any big knives so he will leave watermelons on my back porch with a note asking me to cut them in half for him. he always gives me half.

he calls me his favorite friend and i told him about being in a bad spot when i was a young teen and last night while i was talking to him through my bedroom window he said “I’m just really glad you didn’t kill yourself when you were younger.” and it made me cry lol. i love him a lot he’s my surrogate grandpa. he never married or had kids. he waits for me in my backyard when i get home from work almost every day and tries to get me to hang out with him but i usually just want to go inside and chill, i try to hang out with him as much as possible.

he told me he’d never had a birthday party before so last year i threw him a garden party and baked him his favorite kind of cake and some of my friends came over and it was great.

he also hates taxes, trump, the government, and goes to a bunch of neighborhood anti gentrification meetings lol.

anonymous asked:

Hi Robin!!! Can I know the name of the song to Dr. Schneeple's intro? I really like that soundtrack :D

Hah, well Schneeple’s Theme is just called ”Happy 80s Pop 5″ by Victor Ohlsson, it’s from the site Epidemic Sound (where I get most of my music and sound effects) :P

S/O doesn’t believe in love

Jin

Jin told you he loved you every chance he got. You knew he did and you knew you loved him, but still. Something was bound to come in and wreck it all. Insecurities, past experiences, another guy or girl, it was just a matter of time. Of course you never voiced this thought, that is, until Jin began to wonder. 

“Jagi? Why do you never say I love you back? I know it might be small, but I was just wondering.”

You stopped for a moment to think. “I do love you, but what if something happens to where I don’t or you don’t? Then the love is wasted on nothing and we’re both miserable, just like every other failed relationship i’ve seen.”

Jin went quiet before coming over and sitting next to you. “I get what you mean, but we’re not those people. Even if something does happen and we’re no longer together, You still own a piece of my heart. But I’m glad you were honest.”

You smiled and laid your head in Jin’s shoulder. “If it means anything, I care about you most in the world.”

Originally posted by yccnseok


Suga

You and Suga had been dating for a while, and to be serious, it scared you. You knew he cared and that’s all you needed. Yet, when he kissed you with such passion it made your heart stopped for more than one reason.

Suga looked into your eyes with such emotion, you knew what was coming next. “I love you.”

Your eyes brimmed with tears as you shook your head. “No no no no. Don’t say that.” Suga looked at you in confusion before you went on. “True love doesn’t exist. The moment you say you love me is when stuff falls apart. That’s what happened to my parents, my sister, even me. Please. don’t say that.”

Suga pulled you into a hug and shushed you. “It’s okay. I get it. He looked at you again and gave you a weak smile. “How about this then; we go on as normal. No love, just mutual hate for the world and we’ll be partners in crime. Deal?”

You gave a small laugh and wiped away your tears.”Deal.”

Originally posted by meanyoongis


J-hope

The worst thing about loving J-hope was how vocal he was about it. It was always yelling and cheering and to be honest, you kinda doubted it. 

“How can you love someone though? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I acre about you in a different way than I do for others, but love is for fairytales and movies. It just doesn’t happen in real life.” you explained on evening on a walk.

J-hope just stopped and looked at you oddly. “Why do you say that?”

“I’ve seen it all over. People just find someone who they’d like to spend the next 80 years with and call it good. If thing’s don’t work out, then oh well.”

J-hope took a deep breath and nodded. “I’m gonna prove you wrong.”

Originally posted by acciosugas


Namjoon

Namjoon was sitting on the couch when you came over and plopped down with your laptop. “Look. According to this, half of all marriages end in divorce and only a third of those left are happy marriages with another third secretly hating them.” Namjoon gave you a slightly alarmed look at where this was going. “Look, statistically, love doesn’t exist.”

Namjoon finally understood, thinking back to the small rant you gave when he confessed his love for you. He sighed and took your hands in yours. “Yet, think about this. It’s an almost 100% chance that our atoms were together at the big bang. According to science, they’re biggest goal is to reach each other again. Why can’t the atoms finding each other be true love?”

You sighed as you saw his point. “I know. I’m just scared. So many relationships have gone sown the drain.”

Namjoon nodded and pulled you closer before giving you a small kiss on the head. “With or without love, I want what we have.”

Originally posted by bangdulce


Jimin

Kissing Jimin was nice. Hugging Jimin was nice. Cuddling with Jimin was nice. Yet, that didn’t mean it was love. When ever Jimin brought up the subject, you usually changed it quickly. This began to worry Jimin though. “Y/n, do you love me?” he finally asked.

You took a deep breath before you sighed. “No. I care about you to the moon and back and would do anything for you, but I don’t believe in love. It’s failed me to many times before.”

Jimin eyes watered slightly but he nodded. “But, you do care about me in a special way, right?”

You smiled and pulled him over to you. “If you mean does my tummy do a 360 spin every time it sees you, yes. If you mean that I can’t stop smiling when I’m with you, then yes. If you mean that I care about you emotionally, mentally, and physically with every fiber of my being, then yes. I care about you in a special way.”

Jimin laughed and kissed your nose. “I suppose that’s enough then.”

Originally posted by pjiminiebts


Tae

Tae was always being childish in some way, but you adored that about him. It wasn’t until a long walk that made you realize some of his childish thought though. 

“We’re gonna be just like the stories. True love and all.” That got a laugh out of you for sure.

“True love is a bunch of bullshit.” You said as you shook your head. Tae looked at you, slightly hurt. “Look. I love you, but face it, we may be together for 80 years, but that love is gonna fade some day.” 

Tae nodded, still not fully convinced. “Can it be 90 years instead?”

Originally posted by rapnamu


Kookie

Jungkook loved you no matter what you said. He was sure of his feelings. “True love exists. I’m gonna prove it to you.” he insisted.

You rolled your eyes but let him continue anyway. “Why don’t you believe in it anyways?”

“Lets see. There the failed marriage of my parents. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of my dad. My mom’s many attempts of finding someone. Not to mention the arrest of my brother-in-law for beating my sister out of hatred. Love exist, true love doesn’t”

Jungkook sighed as he laid down. “None of them are us though. I won’t let that happen.”

You were touched by how evident Jungkook loved you and you thought that maybe, just maybe, the universe would allow the love between the two of you continue.

Originally posted by purelyjimin

Comatose-Chapter 2

Pairings: Bucky x Reader, Bucky X Natasha, Logan Howlett X Reader

Warnings: Angst, Violence, Cheating, Feelings of worthlessness, Depression.

Summary: You are the sister of Charles Xavier, You are part of the Avengers and Dating Bucky Barnes, Unbeknownst to you Bucky is having an affair with Natasha, you catch them in the act and things go downhill from there.

Originally posted by unchartedghoul

Waking up the following morning is like ascending from a year in ice. Your heart is cold and numb, eyes crusted together with sleep and dried tears, your lips are cracked and voice scratchy from screaming your pain at the four walled prison you had made for yourself.

You contemplate calling Bucky, going so far as to pickup your phone, ignoring the 80+ missed calls you have from various Avengers. Finger hovering over the call button on the screen, the images of his betrayal replay inside your head. Stifling a sob, it lodges  in your throat, and you dial another number instead, a number you haven’t called in over 3 years, and pray that he will answer. You didn’t leave on the best of terms, after all.

Ring… Ring… Ring…

“What?” comes the gruff voice over the phone.

“Lo-Logan?” you croak, only to have silence greet you.

When the curt reply of, “(y/n)” finally comes, your heart plummets into your stomach. “I’m sorry,” you sob. “I shouldn’t have called.”

“No, wait, (y/n). What’s goin on?” You begin to cry in earnest and then, “I’ll be there in four hours,” comes over the line before it goes dead. You stare at your phone in horror. No… oh fuck..

Scrambling out of bed, you fly into the shower, scrubbing every inch of your skin, shampooing your hair and rinsing in record time. Rushing to your closet, you pick out black, skinny ripped jeans, combat boots, and a studded, capped sleeve, loose fitting t-shirt. You run a brush through your damp hair, pulling it into a tight ponytail before brushing a light dusting of blush across your cheeks and applying a coat of mascara to your eyelashes.

Feeling armed enough to face the onslaught of questions the arrival of Logan will bring, you step into your living area, taking in the shattered glass on the floor. Well fuck, this is a mess, you think as you float the pieces of glass in the air.  With a twitch of your fingers, you disintegrate them before turning your focus to the rest of the apartment. You straighten the hot mess your frazzled nerves made last night with a flick of your wrist, and satisfied with your progress, you sit yourself on the couch. Staring patiently at the door, you await Logan’s arrival.

Three hours and thirty minutes later, you hear a knock on the door, which sends a weird sense of panic and relief washing over you. Opening the door, you take in Logan’s features The man hasn’t aged a day. Strong muscular frame, hair styled just so, and a white wife beater under a leather jacket. Same old Logan.

“(Y/N)” he says in greeting.

“Logan,” you reply as you step aside to let him in. Gesturing toward the couch, you fidget as you ask, “Want something to drink?”

“Nah,” he replies. “What I want is for you to tell me why you called me out of nowhere, sounding like hell,” he states plainly, causing you to sigh as you take a seat next to him.

“I don’t know why I called…” you trail off. “I guess, I needed to hear a friendly voice..I..” You start crying as you try to get the words out. “The man I loved, my boyfriend of two years, thought it a fucking great idea to sleep with my best friend! And then he tells me he’s in love with both of us!” you exclaim shakily. “I’m such a fool to think it could have happened any other way, I mean, you left me for another woman.” You laugh mirthlessly as Logan growls. “Why the hell would it be any different this time? Why would anyone see me as anything else but a pit stop to someone better?” Pulling your knees to your chest, your breath hitches as you ask, “What’s wrong with me, Logan? Why can’t anyone love me enough to stay?”

Crying in earnest now, great heaving sobs shaking your delicate frame, you go willingly when he pulls you into his side. “There ain’t nuthin’ wrong with you, sweetheart. I loved Jean, and I loved you. I just… loved her a lil’ more, and I wound up killin’ her.” He snorts out a self-deprecating laugh. “She broke me, more than once, but you, you saved me. From the nightmares, from the darkness, and I treated ya like shit. I’m sorry for that.” He sighs loudly before continuing. “He’s an idiot, this man of yours, and I’m sorry he hurt ya,” Logan says gruffly

“I love him, Logan. More than I loved you, and a part of me wants to run back there and forgive him for everything.” Licking your dry lips you carry on, “And I need to go back, because it’s my job. People count on me. I’m gonna have to face them both, and deal with this, and all I really want to do is go home,” you say as you cling to his shirt.

“You wanna come home?” he asks tentatively.

“Yeah. I really just want to go home, Logan” you reply truthfully. “I wanna feel anything but this… numbness.”

He scrutinizes you for a full minute before he takes out his phone and dials a number:

“Professor,” he says, causing your head to snap up. “We have a problem.” He listens to the voice for a full thirty seconds before he says, “That’s the lay of the land, yeah. What can we do about it?” Silence again filled the space between you. “Alright. I’ll let her know. See you in a couple of days, Professor.” He presses the end call button and looks down at your shocked face. “Don’t look at me like that. You said you wanted to come home,” he says while quirking an eyebrow.

“I didn’t mean for you to call my brother!” you shriek, scrambling  frantically upright. “We haven’t spoken in more than four years, Logan!” Pacing the length of your apartment, you glare at his smirking face. “There’s a reason I haven’t been home to visit!”

“Well, suck it up, Bub’. He’s makin’ the calls as we speak. You’re being transferred back to the X-Men.”

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The Next Picasso || Jughead Jones

Originally posted by alectightwood

word count : 905

pairing : jughead x reader

warnings : reader being bullied on, cursing.

summary : Reggie and his goons all gang up on you, taking you sketchbook and make fun of you but Jughead steps in to stop them.

REQUESTS ARE OPEN


     You always tried to live your life one day at a time, and making as little noise as possibly. You weren’t one to be in the lime light and having any attention on yourself was very stressful. You mother always said you were too backwards for your own good. You would only laugh and sneak off to your room where you’d spend the next few hours drawing or whatever art medium you were messing with that day. 

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The more I think about it, the more I think the main thing that ‘went wrong’ with Andromeda is that it plays everything so safe. I still like the game, but that is the one overarching issue that stopped me from enjoying it as much as I wanted to.

This is a new galaxy; they could have done anything, but it all feels so utterly familiar.

The story starts at the wrong point in the time line

The biggest mistake they made, story wise, was making us come into the galaxy at the point that we did. I will never for the life of me understand why they took a game that was going to be about exploration and how ‘we’re the aliens now’ and not let us be the first humans to arrive in Andromeda.

Just start the game at that point. Before the uprising, before the outposts, before the Nexus is half-built. Have us truly be the first humans the Angara meet. Have us struggle to understand each other, and slowly win their trust, only to lose it when the Uprising happens and they see a darker side to humans.

How devastating would it be to have worked to gain their trust, gain Jaal’s trust, and then see it all get swept away by events out of our control?


This way we also get more chances to bond to Alec, as he’ll be around for longer than 2 minutes. Think about establishing those first outposts on Eos with Alec, only to see them fail disastrously with us, the pathfinder team, carrying that guilt with them.

This also means we’ll see the Nexus fail, see Garson murdered (not entirely clear on the timeline for that tbh). And eventually we will have to see characters we know turn against us during the Uprising itself!

And if they have to get rid of the dad, he could die during the Uprising (adding a personal touch to having to deal with the Exiles), or hell, maybe he joins them. 


As it is now, it just feels like we missed a large part of interesting narrative in Andromeda. We’re made pathfinder in 2 seconds and succeed from the word go. There are obstacles to getting the outposts up and running, but no real struggle. Another consequence of setting the story 18 months (I think it’s 18) from when the first people arrived is that it robs us of being the first.

(I’m also not entirely clear on why the Nexus had to be there first, because it can’t function without Outposts, they need a pathfinder to find outposts, but the arc’s had the pathfinders and they were meant to arrive later on? Also, no one on the Hyperion says they arrived too late, but on the Nexus they say they thought everyone was dead, which seems to indicate they were waiting for longer than they thought they had to? I might be missing something here.)

Planets are not inviting to explore

As it stands, it just adds more familiarity into a game that already suffers from taking too few risks.

Everything from the planets to the wild life to who we encounter feels so safe. Storybeats are repeated from the original trilogy, enemies as well. On four of the planets we already see a lot of milky way equipment/ milky way species. And even Kandara Port (though I like the design), which was built by the Angara feels like it wouldn’t be out of place in me2.

All the planets are a bit of a let down when it comes to how not-alien they feel, excepting Havarl and arguably habitat 7, they don’t feel that alien. And the frustrating thing is, this isn’t filmed on location, they’re not constrained by planet Earth; they could have gone all out. 

Besides not feeling alien the planets also feel so… dead. I know there is a bit of an in game reason for this, but 1. they created the reason 2. I don’t think that’s the reason.

Every planet gets one or two pieces of plant life, looking only slightly alien from what we see on earth. The rest is desert, snow desert, almost barren ground. Throw in a lot of rocks. And 4 different animals, all just reskins of that same set from other planets. (Even those acidic lakes are things we can find right here.) And why do we still not have a weather or day/ night cycle? It’s one thing if you just work with smaller hubs, but bragging about your huge maps and then have them be utterly static seems a bit weird.

We also only get one alien city. One, and it’s tiny. At least it feels more like a city than Val Royeaux, but not by much. I do like Aya’s design though. We do see some smaller camps? settlements? of the Angara, but if they were such a presence in the cluster until 80 years back when the Kett arrived, where are the ruins to their civilization? The abandoned cities of the Angara?

The Jardaan certainly piqued my interest, but what do we really see of them? The vaults, that one giant starship, not-Meridian, and Meridian itself, which is one of the few places that was inviting to explore so of course we couldn’t. Did they just not leave any other marks on the planets except those things and the ‘points of interest’ (that are not interesting)?

All we really have to interrupt these huge boring maps, clearly designed to only rush through with your Nomad, is some random fights (the same two variations I think) and ‘points of interest’, except there’s never anything of interest except some remnant to kill and a container? After a while I just gave up checking them out tbh, so please point out any great ones you found.

There are of course a lot of sidequests thrown in, some of them I found pretty fun and a huge improvement on da:i, but they don’t invite you to explore. The planet itself isn’t worth exploring so when doing a sidequest you just rush to the point you have to get. In other games, games that do this concept well, you set your quest and then while going there get distracted by things you find out in the world. Here that happened maybe a few times, and usually it was because I came across a point for another quest and someone hailed me. It was never because I saw something that piqued my interest and I went over there and it had something fun to do.

A lack of new species, and disappointing returning aliens

They never showed a lot of the milky way species and the ones we did see lacked diversity. The just picked one head morph - or two in the case of Turians where the females have different facial structure - and slapped on some paint. I expect more not less from a newer game. The Asari were the most jarring - to the point I avoided Kerri because she has Lexi’s face and it’s just ridiculous. But the Salarians have just as little diversity. Google salarians in mass effect and you’ll see they did so much more with them in the original trilogy. And I have to say, there were too many Turians with white faces,  a few of them important characters as well, I still mix up Kandros and Avitus.

And what do we get in exchange for all the species we don’t see return and the diversity that’s gone? One new species. One. I love the Angara, but I can’t help but be disappointed that we travel to a new galaxy only to discover one new race. Unless we count throw away enemy the collectors .2 the Kett. But really, they only brought back 4 of the original trilogy’s races and still didn’t have enough resources to add some diversity to Andromeda? Really? We just get the Angara…

Finally…

I would just have scrapped the giant maps, and gone for smaller but denser packed ones, like Havarl and Habitat 7. Add much more plant life and animal life and real diversity in those two, to all the planets. And make them more alien.

Have no more than one desert planet, I vote Elaaden as it was the best desert, and stick more sunken ruins in it that have actual things to discover about the Jardaan. And make that the only planet so huge that you absolutely have to use the Nomad.

Make Kadara much smaller, with much more lakes so it looks more like a deadly lake planet.

If we have to have a snow planet, make it more original than a white reskin of a desert planet. Maybe we have to drive in giant ice caves, maybe we don’t even get to walk on the surface, maybe the Angara have buried themselves underground in ruins of a old Jardaan city.

And this is just sticking to the planets in game, but they should just have scrapped all of them except Havarl and gone much more alien than they have.

I still like the game, I just think there was a lot of potential there they never bothered to explore. All in all it just feels like they played it safe. Maybe that’s a reaction to the backlash after me3′s endings, but I think it’s where they failed the game the most, and for me it leaves the game in ‘if only’ limbo.
An ER Love Story

The post about elderly people in the ER brought back one of my favorite memories from when I worked as a scribe. 

One night while I was working, we got an 80 some year old female (I’ll call her Elle) who had fallen and lacerated her hand during a fall. She was there with an elderly man in his mid to late 80′s (I’ll call him Joe) and I had just assumed he was her husband. Upon asking their relation, Joe replied, “Oh, we aren’t married, but we live together. I guess you could say we’re living in sin!” Elle giggled at this. 

It turns out that the Joe and Elle were high school sweethearts and dated when they were in their teens. They used to go to the roller rink together every weekend. “Elle was like a dancer on those roller skates!” Joe exclaimed. 

Joe was drafted into the army during WWII and they drifted apart during his deployment. When Joe got back to the states, Elle was married and had a family of her own. Joe got married too, and from that point on they lived separate lives. Joe got divorced, remarried, then divorced again. Elle got divorced as well. About a year before Elle had ended up in the ER, Elle’s granddaughter had set up Elle with a Facebook page. While on Facebook, Elle’s granddaughter found Joe’s profile. Elle wasn’t really sure how Facebook worked, so she had her granddaughter contact Joe so they could meet up. They met up for lunch the next week. And then the next week. And the week after that. About a month after they had been meeting up for lunch, they decided to meet up at the roller rink since it was their favorite place. When Elle got out of the car, though, she tripped in the parking lot and was unable to get up. Joe brought her to the ER and she was diagnosed with a hip fracture. Elle’s family was out of state and unable to provide support, so the next option for Elle was a nursing home. Joe, not wanting Elle to have to stay in a nursing home, offered to let Elle stay at his place and to take care of her. He brought her to every physical therapy appointment. He made sure she recovered. 

11 months after the hip fracture, they were brought to our ER again because of another fall (luckily no breaks this time!) And because of that, I was fortunate enough to hear one of the greatest love stories of all time.  

who gave these jedi cellphones

Ahsoka: Mainly uses it for selfies, workout apps, and asking siri to explain certain terms/swears Anakin and Obiwan tend to throw around when they think she isn’t listening. Has an always open group chat with all her clone bros of the 501st and the Wolf Pack.

Barriss: “it is a Work Phone AHSOKA, please do not download Bejeweled for me!” It’s a work phone. 80% percent of her call history is Luminara, though Ahsoka is making an effort to overtake that. She is constantly on the Jedi High Council forums reading updates and downloading new e-files to read from the Archives. 

Anakin: A chat log with Padme that he should definitely 100% delete. Also a group chat with the 501st. A chat log with the Chancellor that he should also mayyyybe delete? or keep?? it could serve as useful evidence one day??? A message from Obiwan that he looked at 3 days ago but hasn’t answered.

Obiwan: Usually has it on silent or vibrate but his ringtone for Anakin is a blaring alarm. “It’s a work phone” he assures himself as he stalks his former padawan’s Space Facebook/Instagram/Twitter feed. Space Google searches for certain terms/swears Anakin uses on his various accounts.

Luminara: It’s a work phone, and it certainly looks like it except for the small cache of baby pictures of Barriss Offee… And a chat log shared between her, Obiwan, and Shaak Ti in which they talk shit (which she meticulously scrubs her phone of after each session).

Shaak Ti: Stealth selfies. Many MANY pictures of clone children. For documentation purposes? Maybe, but she also has a group photo of one squad of tykes as her lock screen. Refuses to call it a work phone because she likes to keep it loose and breezy like that.

Aayla: 50% bad dad jokes Vos sends her. 30% awkward but sweet flirting between her and Kit (should probably delete that…). Also a Pintrest that is mostly food pics/recipes and searches for good restaurants in the area.

Yoda: Hasn’t been charged in years. He kinda hates doesn’t like using it. Mace will update him anyways.

Mace: Mostly uses it to update Yoda on what everyone is up to. Also panoramic pics of the Coruscant skyline taken from the council chamber while he was alone. An old search about Mandalorian culture and “Ritualistic Revenge Practices.”

Plo: Chat room he shares with Ahsoka and the Wolf Pack. Mainly uses it to keep in touch with his kids honestly, though there’s an old search about Force Lightning.

I’m watching Quest for Camelot for the first time in about a decade and while I was always a big fan of Ruber (huge surprise I know), he was never on the Villains I Want To Bang list until

DUDE LOOKS AT THIS GIANTASS FUCKING DRAGON AND REALIZES HIS SHITTYASS SWORD IS USELESS SO HE FUCKING JUST TOSSES IT ASIDE LIKE “WELL FUCK. GUESS WE’RE DOING THIS”

AND THE DRAGON JUST GETS ALL UP IN HIS SHIT LIKE “I GOT FIRE BREATH AND ACID SPIT BITCH WHAT THE FUCK YOU GOT???? FUCK YOU AND YOUR RECEDING HAIRLINE HEY RUBER THE 80S CALLED THEY WANT THEIR SHOULDERPADS BACK”

AND RUBER’S LIKE “YOU KNOW WHAT. NO. YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE AND I’M ENDING THIS”

AND HE ROLLS HIS EYES LIKE A BOOMER AT THOSE DAMN MILLENNIALS AND PUNCHES THE DRAGON IN THE FUCKING ACID SPIT MOUTH

LIKE NOT FUCKING SCARED. AT ALL. OF THIS HUGEASS DRAGON. WHOSE FACE CAN KILL HIM AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT WAYS.

MY BODY IS READY FOR YOU, RUBER

just saying but i’m reading a comic of the 80s show and pidge calls keith ‘commander kogane’ while lance calls him just keith if this isn’t proof they were married already back then idk what is

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