they make such a great couple!

3 reasons why i think jongin said that kyungsoo and him doesn’t match in The Eve couple dance 

1. he can’t control himself when performing because he can’t keep a serious face around his jagi. just like in recent pics, we see him smiling and enjoying kyungsoo’s presence a lot. as many of us know, jongin is very serious and professional when it comes to his performance but for eg. in the CMB era, jongin would break out of his dancing stupor to make sure his arm doesn’t hit kyungsoo when kyungsoo was moving to the front and jongin was spreading his arms/moving to the side. i saw people saying kd doesn’t have great chemistry. if you compare kd couple dance to the others, you will see there’s more tension and it feels more natural to me imo. 

2. their height difference. sehun and jongin is considered great dancing pair, not only because they’re 2 dancers but because of their similar body proportion/height. i think jongin said this jokingly because as we know, jongin has teased kyungsoo about his height several times.  so their body proportions don’t match but as many kaisoo shippers believe, they complement one another well with their height difference as a couple. 

3. simply as a lie. we’ve been getting a lot of kaisoo recently in public, shows and even in CF’s (nature republic). see it as damage control. by jongin saying that, it implies as though he doesn’t enjoy it but we can’t be fooled lol. 

i’m just writing this while i wait for full trans for the radio show lmao. 

i hate it when people who get mad at people for criticizing rick in any way always make it sound like we’re being Ungrateful for him like… being higher than the lowest bar imaginable. Those ones with a big list of examples to prove how amazing he is.

“Rick has a native main character!” Yeah cool! Only instead of researching Cherokee culture and actually talking to Cherokee people he just slapped a couple stereotypes onto Piper and called it a day. Great. Wonderful. I’m super convinced that all my complaints were pointless now. 

I like Rick’s books and characters, but I can still be critical of them. People need to stop putting him on a pedestal for being Mediocre at diversity.

Boy, am I glad Naruto and Hinata actually dated each other probably, before we got to see how they got married.

Naruto bringing Hinata to his favourite Ramen shop.

Hinata using her byakugan to help Naruto with his budget during their date.

Naruto getting dating advices from Sai out of all people. What a fucking dork.

Hinata and Naruto being lovey dovey toward each other.

The people of Konoha acknowledging what a great couple Hinata and Naruto make.

These are all things that are canon and Kishi wrote this. Can you imagine this? This all coming from the man that wouldn’t write and draw any romantic moment between his characters even if his life depended on it.

What a time to be a NaruHina shipper.

anonymous asked:

ok I was watching CM (duh) but Garcia and Kevin have one of the best relationships a tv show has ever made. Even with all of Garcia and Morgan's flirting, Kevin is just like hey Pen I love ya have fun with Morgan. Not that he should even be jealous but they didn't make stupid couple drama like every other tv show and I think its great

my guy i agree w all of this. such a healthy wholesome relationship

Omg

So, I was super pumped and energetic yesterday, and wanted to order a bunch of orange and black tangles to make more custom Halloween tangles, and decided to actually call Tangle Creations and ask for a special order. The guy put me on the phone with another guy named Nick, who told me they could totally help me out and said to email him to confirm my order (they don’t sell orange and black tangles, but he said he could hook me up with a couple black tangles and orange tangles and I’ll just make the orange and black myself), and after I read his full name I screamed. He signed the email Nicholas Zawitz. Z A W I T Z. I LITERALLY TALKED TO A RELATIVE OF THE INVENTOR OF THE TANGLE I HAVE SPOKEN TO GREATNESS!!

But legit he was *really* nice and understanding and I’m so happy I called!

anonymous asked:

I have a couple ideas!! 2p!s when babysitting, just basically more 2p! stuff please!!! ;^;

Okay!
2p!’s when Babysitting

2p!America: Really great with kids but can be a bit boring. He makes those healthy all organic vegan non gmo snacks that don’t really appeal to a kids taste. Also very big on only letting them watch/play educational TV and video games.

2p!Canada: Okay with kids but not a good babysitter for more then a couple hours. He will let the kids do basically whatever they want and if they get hurt or anything well that’s their own fault. He’ll bandage them up but he’s not a booboo kisser or comforting type.

2p!England: Great with kids! He loves kids and is a great babysitter! He makes the bast homemade snacks and plans the best craft protects! He has a tendency to baby kids though and gets on older kids nerves.

2p!France: Doesn’t hate kids but doesn’t like them either. Not a good babysitter at all. He might not smoke in front of kids but he won’t watch his mouth and he refuses to change diapers or deal with any other bodily fluids.

2p!Germany: He’s an okayish babysitter. He likes babysitting kids so he can get them to do his housework for him. Most kids don’t like him as a babysitter for that reason.

2p!N. Italy: Strict babysitter that uses mild threats to get kids to listen to him. He’s good with well behaved kids but not unruly ones. Especially if they talk back to him.

2p!S. Italy: Only likes babysitting so he can play dress up with the kids. Kids leave him looking like little fashionistas but are usually hungry and grumpy.

Thanks for sending something in! I’ll try to include more 2p! headcanons and stuff for you anon! 😊

anonymous asked:

Can you do please a "Clint and Natasha dating would include" ? Love your job!

Originally posted by arlothia

Clint and Natasha dating would include…

-          The most dangerous couple evertm

-          Flirting during mission across the intercom which makes the others complain and whine all the time. Now they just do it for that reason.

-          At first Fury worried they’d be a distraction to each other, but after some time, he learned they actually made each other stronger.

-          It’s a SHIELD secret. The press are still convinced Nat’s into girls and they’re just best friends, which is great since then enemies can’t use their relationship against them.

-          Marriage has been on conversation, but they’re not that bothered. They’ll do it when they can be bothered.

-          But kids? They’re saving up for at least a 3 bedroom home so they can put their names on the adoption list.

-          Everyone’s helping out as well, with a swear jar in the Helicarrier and base.

-          Fury and Clint are common visitors to the jar and Tony’s banned, since his last ‘tip’ was several hundred dollar notes.

-          “It’s appreciated Tony, but no. Save the money to actually spoil the kids when we have them”

-          Steve just tips whenever he passes, even rerouting just to tip.

-          Everyone knows that they’re gonna grow old together.


Hope you like it!

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anonymous asked:

And I mean, genderbends are inherently transphobic anyway since they reinforce that there's a "right" way to be male or female, and reduces gender to physical characteristics. Like taking a male character and giving them breasts and a dress makes them automatically female and vice versa, whereas physical characteristics don't equal gender. Also reinforces the idea that cis male and cis female are "opposite" genders and rarely acknowledges actual trans or nonbinary experience and identity

The traditional way people genderbend is - e.g. giving a male character very feminine clothing and boobs. But I read a really great post about genderbend and its history a couple of weeks back and it made some really great points about how it can be used to explore gender, to unhinge typical ideas about gender presentation, etc, etc! It was really interesting, if it ever pops up on my dash again I’ll try to reblog it!

Have some of the new edgelord and Mephiles because I think they would make great partners/friends/(maybe even a) couple (one of neonspindash´s drawings planted this idea). I dunno.

By the way what do you think Infite´s species is? I believe that he could be a wolf (/dog) or fox (probably mixed with a bat - because EARS).

Anyway fluffy loreal-paris hair and tail! :D

(Stupid headcanon: I personally believe the new edgelord is a litte conceited when it comes to his look until this watever happened that´s making him wear the mask. From this moment on he found himself to be “ugly” (that´s why the mask) and now just carries a lot of hate and pain inside. I´m pretty sure about that.)

Ok, but let´s just assume Infinite really had such a destroyed face. Poor guy would drool 24/7, he´d have to tilt his head every time he´s drinking or eating, and because I think that it´s very sensitive, perhaps even too sensitive, he could only sleep on one side and, and and… Poor guy. But looks cool.


Hah~ Haven´t drawn Mephiles for such a long time…


Always appreciate reblog!

edit: this post is directed at the general populace. Mlm clearly have more of a right to dislike this game if it makes them uncomfortable, these are my thoughts on the matter however and not intended to trample on mlm. maybe you folks should ask yourselves why youre trying so hard to find reasons to demonize and hate Dream Daddy, a game with actual pure non-fetishized representation of mlm and honestly GBT men of all sorts that you’ll even go as far as to twist around components of a datamine into something theyre not

its okay to dislike GG, theyve done some shitty stuff in the past  AND present, and i dont even watch them or like them, but this game isnt made by them. its released by them. it was made by a couple college art students who did a great job at putting representation and real experiences in this game and they worked so fuckin hard on it. you know what youre doing by trying to make this game fail, or torrenting it so it looks like it did worse than it actually did? assuring more games with positive representation aren’t made, or released, or even fucking bothered with. i fucking promise you, with GG’s youtube channel and band and whatever else they do, that you torrenting or boycotting the game isnt hurting them in the slightest. it’s hurting the creators, it’s hurting queer game-makers everywhere, and it’s hurting the genre of queer games made by queer people with good, unfetishized or sex-oriented stories/characters.

so maybe get your heads out of your cynical asses, accept nothing you consume will be perfect, and try to support something with a genuine and positive representation of both queer and trans men. its a fun, lighthearted game with good stories and relatable characters and frankly, im sick of yall trying to assure queer oriented games fail because of such miniscule shit.

The wedding vlog with Phichit

Phichit: Wedding vlog!! Come see my best friend marry his childhood crush in the extravaganza of the century! And with me today is my main man Chris!

Chris, sipping martinis at 11am: I’m so proud of Victor for finding a man ready to accept his receding hairline.

Phichit: Let not male pattern baldness stand in the way of true love! Let’s go!

*dabs*

*cut*

Priest: Look, you’re going to have to shorten your vows. I’ve got another wedding at 3.

Victor, holding a five inch thick wad of notes, outraged: This is the abridged version.

*cut*

Yakov: Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the grooms!

*Victor and Yuuri walk out of the church arm in arm, beaming.*

*crowd cheers*

Yurio: *aims his flower petals directly at JJ’s face*

*cut*

Phichit: Hey handsome, I caught the bouquet! Want to be in my video?

Seung-gil, off camera: Did you specifically ask to sit next to me?

Phichit, whispers: It was fate.

Chris, to Seung-gil: I saw him texting Yuuri.

Phichit, sliding in close to Seung-gil: Fate…

*cut*

Yuuri: Oh my god who installed a pole at my reception??!

Chris, toasting Victor: You’re welcome.

*Victor, tearing up* * Chris winks at the camera like he’s on The Office*

*cut*

Yuuri: I thought that was a bachelor’s night special!

Phichit, handing him champagne: It’s too early to say.

*cut*

Phichit and Chris: As joint best men for our speech, before we got on to embarrassing university stories, we thought we’d talk about the qualities that make Victor and Yuuri such a great couple.

*brings up a powerpoint*

Phichit: Ass.

Chris: Booty.

Phichit: The male form. 

*slides change*

Chris: Now as we can see from this shot, Yuuri is blessed with ample…

Yuuri: I don’t know what else I expected tbh. Victor, more champagne please.

Victor, lovestruck, bewitched, missing Yuuri’s glass and pouring it on his lap: Yes darling!

*cut*

Yuuri: Have you seen Victor? After we cut the cake he was crying and said he had to go thank Jesus or something??

Yurio, coming into the room: … you guys are not going to believe this.

*cut to outside shot of Victor clinging to the church spire, pants off, waving his cake at the sky*

Victor, screaming: I’M GAY! THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Yurio, yelling: YOU’RE DRUNK.

Victor: Good point. I’m gay AND drunk, THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!

Yuuri, tears in his eyes: I love him so much.

*cut*

Phichit: Ok I may have had a little too much and flirted with that fireman.

Chris: You asked him to douse you with his special hose. It was incredible.

Phichit: At least they rescued Victor.

*cut*

Phichit, crying softly: Don’t forget me on your honeymoon!

Yuuri: Don’t worry, I’ll think of you every time I ask Victor to douse me with his special-

Phichit: NO!!!

Victor: I’m not sure how to feel about that.

Chris: Well he did just promise you a blow jo-

Victor, blushing, visibly excited, grabbing Yuuri and slamming the car door: WE’RE GOING NOW BYE.

*cut*

Phichit: So, how was the wedding for you?

Milla: The open bar was great except… Yurio got in.

*Yurio runs past on all fours, growling and spitting*

*cut*

Seung-gil: … how did this ring get on my finger?

Phichit: Don’t you worry your gorgeous head about it, you lily soft love muffin. 

*cut*

Michele: I think Victor went on his honeymoon pants-less…

*cut* 

Chris: We should’ve asked the firemen to help clean…

*pan out onto an empty room, tables messy with plates and glasses, streamers everywhere, Yurio is asleep on the ground, there is a small fire in one corner and Victor’s pants flutter from the chandelier*

Phichit: Worth it.

On Oak’s Forced Leave

Hi friends. I know we’re all super pissed about Oak being asked to leave Great Comet to make room for Mandy Patinkin (I am too. Like I was looking forward to seeing him for months, and now I can’t) but I’m seeing a lot of posts on here that include some info that is just wrong, and wanted to clarify them. So here.

1.) Oak being dismissed had nothing to do with race. Let me explain, because I know that it 100% looks like it does, but it really doesn’t. Oak, while having a lot of fans in the Broadway community, is a total unknown outside of it. Mandy Patinkin is famous in film, television, and theatre (I mean, he was Inigo Montoya). While they are replacing a black actor with a white actor, that’s immaterial. What they’re really doing is replacing someone who won’t sell tickets (at least, extra tickets) with a celebrity who will (at premium prices). Is that better? Not really. But it’s an important distinction that a lot of people haven’t been making. 

2.) He did not have “a week and a half” to sell tickets. I keep seeing this point, and it’s confused me greatly. Oak has been announced to take over Pierre since February. That was about five months ago. Any pre-sale that was going to happen would’ve already happened by now, and obviously same day sales weren’t good. They were expecting Oak to be a draw, but he wasn’t. Not Oak’s fault, but it’s just a fact. 

3.) They’re not blaming Oak for not selling tickets. A continuation of the second point, no one is putting the success of the show on Oak’s shoulders (if anything, they’re putting it on Ingrid’s). However, they found someone who could make the show more successful, and he happens to be taking over Oak’s role. This does not mean that Oak was unsatisfactory in any way, shape, or form, and no one is trying to imply that. 

4.) This is not the first time Great Comet has done this. Brittain Ashford was asked to go on vacation to make room for Ingrid Michaelson, for the exact same reason that Oak is ending his run early, and no one batted an eyelash. The only difference is that Brittain is coming back when Ingrid leaves, while most people in the business are pretty sure they have another celebrity lined up for Pierre, hence Mandy only performing for three weeks. 

5.) He’s still getting paid. Just like Brittain, Oak is going to be fully compensated for the time he’s off. That doesn’t make things better, but please don’t think they’re just throwing him out on the street or something.  

6.) What About Denée, Amber, Nick, Blaine, Azudi, Shoba, Paul, Summaya, Lulu, Andrew, Brandt, and Heath? If you’re wondering who those people are, they’re the other PoC in the cast of Great Comet, which has won multiple awards for its commitment to diversity this season. To further break those numbers down: four of them (Denée, Amber, Nick, and Paul) are in lead/supporting roles (out of a total of ten), one of which, Natasha, is the absolute archetype of “white Russian princess.” Not to mention that one of Natasha’s understudies, Shoba Narayan, is literally the only actress of Indian descent (that I know of) on Broadway right now. The Comet team has gone to great lengths to make their show as diverse as possible (they literally have their swings learn both “male” and “female” roles, and you can see same-sex couples at multiple points during the show, and it has a largely female creative team), and frankly it’s a little bit insulting to see people acting like Great Comet only casts PoC “when it’s convenient for them.” 

7.) It was not Dave Malloy, Mandy Patinkin, or Rachel Chavkin’s fault this happened. I’ve seen people attacking Dave and Rachel for allowing Oak to be replaced, and Mandy himself for replacing him. Not okay. If you want to blame anyone, blame the producers. Dave and Rachel have literally no say beyond: “Yeah. We’d love Mandy to be in it. Not sure when, though.” and Mandy just gave them the times he was free between shooting the next season of Homeland, and it happened to be the last three weeks of Oak’s run. 

8.) This is all about making money. Broadway shows aren’t cheap to run in general, but a show like Comet is an absolute beast. 30+ cast members, a huge band, a giant crew, etc. Their weekly running costs are probably somewhere in the range of 700k-800k a week. Since Josh left, they’ve been making ~900k a week, which is fine, if they want to be in debt for the next ten years. Comet had a huge amount of money put into it, and the people running it are definitely feeling pressure from investors to pay it back. This means they have to stick a celeb in every once in a while. 

9.) I still don’t think it’s okay. This all being said, I think it was an absolutely shitty move on the producers’ part (they could’ve handled it a lot better) and am livid. (Though, I do have to admit I love Mandy Patinkin. I just wish he came at a different time.)  But while I’m angry, I think it’s important not to make this into something it’s not. 

Okay. That’s all. 

So im re-reading Greek Mythology, and I realised that Hades is a precious bean and all goddesses are more terrifying than every god put together.

Let me explain

1) The goddesses are the ones who do most of the cursing. No seriously, check. Goddesses are kinda petty

2) Hades names his dog a fancy word for Spot

3) Persephone once crushed a woman into a plant for saying that Hades loved her more. Thats why we have mint.

4) Hades is mythologically the most faithful one. He almost cheated a couple of times, but felt really bad and couldn’t do it

5) Aphrodite once flayed a woman alive because people thought she was prettier.

6) Hades kidnapped Persephone because Zues told him to. He literally has zero social or romantic skills, and fingers that big brother Zues, who’s courted hundreds of women would know a thing or two about wooing. Zues told Hades to kidnap Persephone.

7) Hades went to great lengths to make Persephone happy in the underworld. He even created a garden make of jewls for her. But when he realized she wasn’t pleased, he willingly let her go.

8) Artemis help deliver her brother

9) Hestia ate virgins who broke their vows

10) Zues is such a sleezbag, he blamed Aphrodite for all his affairs (with her being the goddess of love and lust and such). She and Hera did not take it well

11) Athena was born in full body armor.

12 ) Demeter tried to kill Zues for allowing Hades to take their daughter.

13) Demeter has a bleeding heart, but also murderd an entire army for trying to cut down a sacred tree grove

14) Hades my be intimidating with his helmet of terror, but Persephone had a man tourterd for all eternity for not taking no for an answer.

15 ) Artemis turned a peeping-tom into deer and lets him get eaten by his own dogs

16 ) Hades is the king of the underworld because he got the short straw.

17) Amphotrite is sometimes described as the sea herself. She’s drowed countless people.

18) Persephone is a proud queen of hell who has no problem with her job

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@natashaherbert This just happened! When @covesakellyevents texted me this morning I was like 🙀. Lol Thanks @essence!

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Because we miss them so much…. Our couple Cassi & Adam were channeling Michelle and Barack Obama in this engagement shoot. It was great to team up with @covesakellyevents and bring her vision to life. Make up by @jaynaart Enjoy! #obamas #barack #michelle #engagementshoot #engagement #weddings #blackbride1998 #munaluchibride #weddingsonpoint #engagedtodetails #blackloveexists

having an underrated ship is really hard.
  • me, new to a underrated ship : wow i can't wait to read tons of this pairing's fanfics and see lots of amazing fanarts and scroll down the tag for more content! seems like it's very exciting!
  • fanfics that only has one chapter and is probably discontinued or abandoned and has very little reads : ..
  • obviously great underrated fan arts made by only a couple of people because the ship is that underrated that only only a few makes the art to satisfy the shippers : ...
  • the dying ship tag on tumblr : ....
  • bigger ships in the fandom mocking the small ship : /smirk/
  • the shippers that has been searching for the existence of the pairing's fanfics since 2009 with puffy eyes not because they've read a sad fic, bcs they can't find any trails of great fics that isn't abandoned : exciting, yeah. welcome.

I’ve gotten quite a few asks recently wanting to know what my issue with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is. You’ve probably seen my grumbling about edition-warring a time or three, so I want to clarify that that isn’t where this post is going. I think 5E has a lot of fantastic ideas, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to new players. The problem I have with it isn’t that I don’t like what it’s doing; it’s that I see a lot of great game design ideas lumbered by a conscious refusal to take them to their logical conclusion - or, in other words, it’s not that I think 5E goes too far, it’s that I think it doesn’t go far enough.

(Fair warning: a lot of this is going to be really jargon-heavy game design stuff that normal people probably don’t care about. That’s your cue to check out if tabletop RPG meta isn’t your cup of tea!)

To start off, there’s a concept in game design - applicable to both video games and tabletop games - called “mechanical engagement”. Basically, it’s what it sounds like: how and when the player is called upon to make rules-based decisions. Some games have high mechanical engagement, in the sense that players are given lots of rules-based “toys” to play with and expected to interact with them frequently; other games have low mechanical engagement, meaning that there are fewer rules-based “toys”, and fewer player-facing decisions about how to deploy them.

Moreover, in games that have roles or classes, different roles within the same game can offer different levels of mechanical engagement. It’s tempting to think of this in terms of low mechanical engagement = basic and low-powered, high mechanical engagement = advanced and high-powered, but this ain’t necessarily the case; you can see this phenomenon in action in the sphere of video games in, say, 2D fighters, or multiplayer online shooters. You have characters/roles with complicated and demanding execution, and characters/roles with simple and straightforward execution, and the former aren’t necessarily more powerful in practice, in spite of being more demanding to play.

The reason this happens is because a player’s preferred level of mechanical engagement is totally independent of any other axis of play (e.g., preferred role, preferred aesthetics, etc.) Some players like having lots of rules-based knobs and levers to play with, and they’ll gravitate to roles that will give them that even if there’s no actual benefit - i.e., even if it obliges them to work harder just to get to the same level as players in roles with lower mechanical engagement. Similarly, some players just want to press buttons and watch stuff explode - they prefer low mechanical engagement.

There’s nothing wrong with either preference, and one of the major perks of playing a tabletop RPG with class/role-based character creation is that it allows you to accommodate different preferences in terms of mechanical engagement within the same party. You can have players who want to juggle lists of special abilities as long as their arm, and players who just want to hit things with swords, and they can play at the same table - everybody wins. Again, remember that this is totally separate from wanting to play a “low powered” or “high powered” character; the level of mechanical engagement that a role demands is a different axis from how big its numbers are.

Now, one of the perennial issues of fantasy tabletop RPGs in general and D&D in particular is tying particular levels of mechanical engagement to particular role aesthetics. In many iterations of the game, if you want to play a role with high mechanical engagement, you have to chuck fireballs, and if you want to play a role with low mechanical engagement, you have to be a sword-slinging meat shield. A player who wants high mechanical engagement but also likes swords is liable to be told, both by the game’s text and by other players, that she’s Doing It Wrong - and so, for that matter, is a player who wants low mechanical engagement, but also wants to set stuff on fire with her brain.

(Incidentally, this is one of several areas where core-book 4E solves a real and recognised problem in the most hilariously unsubtle manner imaginable, by bashing every role into exactly the same level of mechanical engagement. Which is fantastic if that just happens to be your preferred keel, because now you can play and enjoy every role - and terrible if your ideal toybox is too much larger or smaller, because now every role is an equally bad fit for you.)

5E brings a couple of great ideas for solving this problem to the table:

1. It introduces a series of “tutorial levels”, where each class‘s abilities are introduced gradually over the levels 1-3, reducing entry barriers, leveling out the learning curve, and allowing folks to “try on” different levels of mechanical engagement more easily; and

2. It introduces system of templated archetypes whereby particular classes/roles can be “tuned” to different levels of mechanical engagement, making the same basic set of roles accessible to players with a broader range of preferences in terms of mechanical engagement - and, critically, the choice of template doesn’t have to be made until after the previously mentioned “tutorial levels” are complete.

Sounds great, right?

The problem is, it only applies to fighters and rogues and related classes. Clerics and wizards - i.e., the full-featured spellcasters - don’t get any “tutorial levels”, are obliged to choose their archetypes at first level, and all of their archetypes are about equally complicated - to the point that, for example, the lowest mechanical engagement cleric you can build has more rules-based toys you’re obliged to wrangle at any given level than the highest mechanical engagement fighter.

In other words, the game turns around and goes some distance out of its way to reinforce the very problem that this design pattern is meant to solve!

This pattern is repeated in several other places. For example, one of the long-standing disagreements among the fandom is whether D&D should primarily support epic, globe-trotting “high fantasy” or gritty, street-level “low fantasy” as its default tone. It’s as much a question of rules as it is of flavour text, so it’s hard to do both - but 5E gives it the old college try, which is a frankly fascinating decision. How does that play out?

Unconventionally, 5E does it based on character classes: you literally have some classes that are built out of high fantasy tropes, and some classes that are built out of low fantasy tropes, with the result that you can have characters who basically hail from totally different genres of fantasy fiction running around in the same party. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea; there are lots of inspirational sources that setup could describe - I mean, just look at The Lord of the Rings. If that’s not a prototypical case of high fantasy characters and low fantasy characters partying up, I’ll eat my hat.

This’d be another great opportunity for the archetype system to shine - but again, we see this obnoxious wall slamming down between “martial” and “magic” classes. This time it goes the other way: fighters and rogues default to low fantasy genre assumptions, and have access to archetype templates that can dial them up to high fantasy - but clerics and wizards default to high fantasy and don’t get anything to adjust that.

Tellingly, the high fantasy archetypes for fighters and rogues basically operate by bolting half a wizard to the side of their respective classes. You end up with a strange dynamic where some characters from a given piece of genre source material are valid inspirations, but not others - e.g., you can be Merlin, but not Lancelot; Gandalf, but not Legolas; Medea, but not Achilles. Again, we see this reactionary notion that only spellcasters are allowed to play in the big-kid sandbox; the game’s text openly acknowledges as much by flat-out stating that only full-progression spellcasters are relevant when determining which tiers of play a party can engage with. And again, the tools to fix that are right there; the game just doesn’t deign to pick them up and use them.

I could keep going, but I suspect I’ve harped on long enough that y’all get exactly where I’m coming from here. It’s like… these are not new problems. Maybe not all players care about them, but it’s nearly universally acknowledged that they exist, and it would have taken so little effort to address them - the game literally developed the perfect tools to do so, then didn’t use them. It drives me crazy to see a game come so close to what could have been a legitimately revolutionary take on the genre, then deliberately stop juuuuust short of the goal line.

Dad Pun Sentence Starters

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“What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y.”
“Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? They say he made a mint.”
“A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer. Bartender says, ‘Sorry we don’t serve food here.’”
“Why did the Clydesdale give the pony a glass of water? Because he was a little horse!”
“How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put a little boogie in it!”
“Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted.”
“I used to have a job at a calendar factory but I got the sack because I took a couple of days off.”
“How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.”
“Two guys walk into a bar, the third one ducks.”
“'Wow, you’re a fart smella…I mean smart fella!”
“I had a dream that I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted!”
“What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1”
“Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.”
“What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.”
“How many apples grow on a tree? All of them.”
“Want to hear a joke about paper? Nevermind it’s tearable.”
“I just watched a program about beavers. It was the best dam program I’ve ever seen.”
“Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.”
“How does a penguin build it’s house? Igloos it together.”
“Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.”
“Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have no body to go with.”
“Don’t call me later, call me Dad.”
“What do you call an elephant that doesn’t matter? An irrelephant”
“Want to hear a joke about construction? I’m still working on it.”
“What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho Cheese.”
“Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.”
“What did the grape do when he got stepped on? He let out a little wine.”
“I wouldn’t buy anything with velcro. It’s a total rip-off.”
“The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.”
“This graveyard looks overcrowded. People must be dying to get in there.”
“5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.”
“Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, "do you know how to drive this thing?”“
"What do you call a man with a rubber toe? Roberto.”
“What do you call a fat psychic? A four-chin teller.”
“I would avoid the sushi if I was you. It’s a little fishy.”
“To the man in the wheelchair that stole my camouflage jacket… You can hide but you can’t run.”
“The rotation of earth really makes my day.”
“I thought about going on an all-almond diet. But that’s just nuts.”
“What’s brown and sticky? A stick.”
“I’ve never gone to a gun range before. I decided to give it a shot!”
“Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re so good at it.”
“Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It’s fine, he woke up.”
“A furniture store keeps calling me. All I wanted was one night stand.”
“I used to work in a shoe recycling shop. It was sole destroying.”
“Did I tell you the time I fell in love during a backflip? I was heels over head.”
“I don’t play soccer because I enjoy the sport. I’m just doing it for kicks.”
“People don’t like having to bend over to get their drinks. We really need to raise the bar.”