(The dwarven city is under siege by goblins and mole people. Finding a family of dwarves, we escort them several floors up to the entrance that we discover to be guarded by three goblins, who are currently taunting the dwarven guards on the other side of a large green barrier. The goblins are in possession of a large, steal box projecting a green light, which has created the barrier - a veil - that is blocking the dwarves from returning to their city. We take care of the goblins, and while our Ranger speaks with the dwarves, the rest of our party tries to figure out what the box is.)
Druid (ooc): I would like to kick the box as hard as I can.
DM: Um, alright! Roll for strength.
Druid (ooc): 18.
DM: Okay, you throw back your foot and hurl it forward to give the steel box a grand ol’ kick…your foot connects, but the box barely budges. You’re sure your toe is bleeding now, and you take 1 point of damage.
Duid (ooc): I grab my foot and cry.
Ranger: Okay guys, the dwarves said the goblins brought up this box, but they have no idea what it is. The wall’s been here for nearly a day, and no one can get through.
Monk: Can it be moved?
Ranger: I’m not sure. We can try.
Bard: I’ll assist.
Monk: Me too.
(The three attempt moving the box, and while it does budge just a bit, the veil remains in its original place still blocking the exit.)
Rogue: Maybe…we can…plug it up?
(Everyone goes silent, and looks at the DM.)
DM: You can certainly try?
Monk: We need a dead body.
Druid (ooc): I want the dead goblin that had his pants down and was pressing his ass against the veil.
DM: *snorts* Okay, you um, you go over and grab the body-
Druid (ooc): I hand it to [Monk].
Monk (ooc): I shove the body into the hole in the box!
DM: Okay, you slam the goblin butt-first into the hole where the veil is bring projected from-
>Welcome to Nightvale Related Podcasts: Alice Isn’t Dead, Within the Wires, The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air [All brilliant and surreal; there is no description for WTNV, it just IS.]
>King Falls AM [Big city radio host ends up in small town full of supernatural hijinks and nonsense, local population frustratingly chill about it]
>WOLF 359 [Personal log of Commander Doug Eiffel, stationed in space with some crazy crew members & the sassy AI Hera; searching for alien transmissions.]
>Our Fair City [Hard to describe. Basically, the world has altered and people live in underground cities sponsored by HeartLife Corporation. There are things in the tunnels that scare even the mole-people, and you experience the narrative from multiple perspectives.]
>The Thrilling Adventure Hour [Podcast set in the style of an old-timey radio show. It’s HILARIOUS. They have different series they run continuously, but my two favourites are: 1) Beyond Belief - featuring the married millionaire mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle (never sober, fear of bees) who basically started a feud with a demonic clown + are best friends with an obscene amount of supernaturally-inclined friends, also there were singing animals at one point. and 2) Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars. It is just… imagine cowboys, with robot fists and alien sidekicks, and at one point a talking horse. Never be over that. But there heaps of others as well; all brilliant and kooky.]
>The Bright Sessions [Dr Bright is a clinician who provides for clients/patients of the strange, unusual and sometimes paranormal variety. Sessions are recorded for research purposes, of course. The cast of characters are certainly fascinating.]
>Archive 81 [Daniel Powell has gone missing; but before he does, his friend suddenly receives hours upon hours of confusing tapes, all filled with the various audio recordings Daniel had collected. What does it mean?]
>The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Story [It’s… one hell of a ride. A sibling pair who grew up in a rural american town have to travel to the City, and deal with the dangerous trials and people that await them on their journey.]
>Limetown [300 people disappeared without a trace from Limetown. An investigative series.]
>The Penumbra Podcast [Enter the Penumbra Hotel, set in a place that does not exist and slightly outside what you can conceptualise as time with your limited human narrative. The stories vary, but are perpetually engaging/entertaining, and it’s definitely a wild ride.]
>We’re Alive: A ‘Zombie’ Story of Survival [M15+] [The main character is an Army Reserve Soldier/College Student called Michael Cross, follow him as he and others attempt to escape/survive the apocalyptic hellpit of Los Angeles. From the 'We’re Alive’ universe, which apparently encompasses a series of other, well, series.]
SIMON SNOW, anyone? I just watched Charlie’s latest video and all I could think about (besides what he was talking about because, seriously, the guy has a way with words- unlike Simon- and the subject was hitting home) was MOLES. And then: Simon bloody Snow. How is it that I haven’t seen this before? This needs to be a THING. Charlie as Simon everywhere in fanart and colective imagination because he’s Simon as much as Ezra is Baz and I got feels. I wanted people to get feels too, thus this post. I’m rambling. But LOOK AT HIM! I mean, I even found a picture of him all battered up (disturbing, I know. The Internet is weird) and how is that not Si after fighting the Humdrum? And in a suit because- you know. And the whole Dr Who? thing. And the hair, the eyes, the smile. Come on.
I started thinking about this after posting my self portrait where I included wrinkles, grey hair and moles. So many people immediately told me I was beautiful based on it, and while I understand that the intentions are good, I also wondered “Why?”
You see, I’m not beautiful. This is not coming from low self esteem. It’s just a fact. If you walked past me on the street you would not think to yourself “Wow that woman over there is so good looking”. I’d go by you unnoticed except maybe for my super short hair, which depending on your personality you might think is cool or ugly.
And that is okay. Being beautiful has never been a priority of mine. I don’t need to be the kind of person who other people masturbate to.
I don’t think my stretch marks, my fat, my body hair or my wrinkles make me beautiful. But you know what it makes me? A human.
I love people’s imperfections. I’m the kind of person who tries to sneak a peek at that short arm you’ve had since birth. Not in a “look at the freak” sort of way, but because it makes you interesting. I want to talk to you and learn what your life is like. I’ve had many friends in my life who I got to know through their glass eye/lost fingers/severe acne/whatever and then we soon moved on from there because humans are so much more than their bodies.
Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we’re all beautiful to someone, but that’s nothing new. And I really really don’t believe we’re all beautiful because “beauty comes from the inside” because there are a lot of shitty people in this world who haven’t got their personality going for them.
I suppose if it’s for some reason important to you that everybody are beautiful then keep going, but we are also a lot of people who don’t think it’s important for us or others to be beautiful in any literal or metaphorical sense. “Beautiful” shouldn’t be the new word for “you have worth”.
You don’t have to love whatever you see as your imperfections because you have a lot more going for you. Seriously, my facial expression is a perfect case of “Well DUH” right now, and yours should be too.
I know a lot of people are going to be angry about this for one reason or another and try to shoot this post down and tell me everybody ARE beautiful and I’m horrible for saying otherwise.
But you have to understand that this is coming form a place of sincere love and concern. Most of us are ugly, average at best, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You don’t have to force yourself into thinking you’re beautiful. Take that ridiculous load off your shoulders and come hang out with us other humans. You’re not beautiful, but how do you manage to keep all your plants alive? Sing for me with that amazing voice. Tell me that cool story about how you almost died that one time. Omg what did your cat do last night?! Are you still into rock music? Tell me about your home country. Share your knowledge about Aztec religion with me. Wow you’re really starting to find your own art style.
These things are not a desperate attempt at finding other things you can work with because you’re not beautiful. You are not a slap of meat I need to want to fuck on sight to want to be around.
“You’re beautiful” is not the highest praise you can give others, and it doesn’t validate anything else about you. You are the spice of this world that makes it interesting, and people who don’t get that are the kind of people who doesn’t have their personality going for them.
Yooo sinners~! I’ve gotten asked to translate this game in the past and I was kinda ehhh about it. But then I heard loads of good things. Nil Admirari was another one requested to me a lot. You have to consider though, I have to buy the games I translate. I can’t be spending hundreds of dollars on games since I don’t work.
I chose psychedelica because I liked the system set-up better and the atmosphere. Plus I’m a sucker for amnesia plots. No one knows shit in the beginning of this game.
This will be a test run. If people show interest, I’ll continue. If not, I dunno haha.