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Trump the Destroyer
In a chaotic rollout for the ages, Trump stuffed his Cabinet with tyrants, zealots and imbeciles – all bent on demolishing our government from within

The same phenomenon is now in play with the whole world. President Trump, following Bannon’s lead, describes the press as an “opposition party” out to get him, and before long, they basically are. Trump accuses the Democratic National Committee of rigging the game against Bernie Sanders; new DNC chair Tom Perez, in a tweet that could play in the Borscht Belt, says Trump’s weekly address was “translated from the original Russian and everything.” Even before Trump trolls Sweden, Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin trolls him, running a photo of herself signing a law while surrounded by women – a parody of the already-infamous photo of Trump signing an anti-abortion executive order while surrounded entirely by men.

And when Rachel Maddow finally gets hold of a tiny slice of Trump’s tax returns, instead of soberly reporting it as a small-but-intriguing piece of a larger picture, she hypes it on Twitter like the scoop of the century – exactly as Trump would have done. Social media blasted Maddow as the second coming of Geraldo Rivera opening up Al Capone’s vault. Everything connected with Trump becomes tabloidized. The show is unstoppable.

I don’t think I ever shared this story so I’ll share it now.
By far THE best interaction I had while working at GameStop was when this older woman, probably in her mid to late 70’s, came in asking for games she could play that were similar to The Witcher 3 because she had completed the entire game, despite hating the game mechanics.
When I asked her what she liked about the game that made her want to finish it, she looked me straight in the eye and deadass said, “Geralt.”
So basically this elderly woman completed every single mission in The Witcher 3 solely because of how hot she found Geralt. I died. And set her up with a copy of Uncharted after she gave Nathan Drake her Hot Boy™ seal of approval.

How to play Mercy

So you think you got what it takes to be a Mercy main? Ok, let’s see, here are the basics:

  1. Before you start your game, make sure you have at least one bottle of Vodka beause oh my god you are going to need it.
  2. As soon as you enter your game say ‘Hello’ and wave in an effort to make the team care about you. If they don’t say ‘Hello’ back then ignore them for the rest of the game - they are on your naughty list.
  3. If there is a friendly Pharah who said ‘Hello’ back then you are basically married. Make sure to keep her alive at all costs. She flies into an ulting Reaper? Follow her. You fly and die together.
  4. Mercys pistol does a surprising amount of damage! Use it. Be the Battle Mercy you always wanted to be and bathe in the blood of your enemies and of your own team mates that are screaming for healing all over the place.
  5. Make sure to teabag when your entire team dies and you have your ult ready. Bonus points if you sit on the ground, let the camera linger, spray, resurrect, and then teabag. Everyone will love your POTG especially the Genji whose quintuple kill you just negated.
  6. As Mercy you are the center of the univese. When someone isn’t close enough for Guardian Angel let them die. You are the ruler over life and death and they have to learn their place. Establish dominance.
  7. The sooner you accept that people are not going to vote for you even if you heal 62%  of the overall damage, the better off you will be. Accept that the Roadhog’s 40% Hook-Accuracy is more important. 
  8. Shove your staff up the tanks ass and let your ult charge on them. Ignore the dying flankers, there are health packs for them. Ignore the Mei that is currently freezing your co-healer, Ressurect has priority over everything.
  9. You will scream a lot. Prepare in advance and get Ricola^TM for the maximum swiss feel.
  10. Ignore the Genjis. They have the blood of your sisters on their hands - they don’t deserve healing.
Things I've noticed about people's Overwatch Mains
  • Pharah: They can stay in the air forever and I don't understand how.
  • McCree: incredible aim like damn.
  • Ana: Time to take a nap.
  • Winston: Jumps in, kills you, and jumps out seamlessly
  • Roadhog: Hooks that come out of fucking no where.
  • Trobjorn: Puts their turret in best place to make you rage quit
  • Reinhardt: Shields literally everyone and basically shouts "You shall not pass!"
  • Reaper: Will kill you dead... twice.
  • Genji: every single one has the carbon skin.
  • Tracer: fast moving well coordinated little shits that love to put their ult on people
  • Hanzo: You see wolves. No dragons... only wolves.
  • Zenyatta: welcome to discord orb hell.
  • D.va: They know when they're going to get play of the game and they will emote as their ult kills your entire team
  • Soldier 76: Helix rockets to the chest even when it's not necessary
  • Widowmaker: looks like they don't know what they're doing then gets play of the game for 3 consecutive headshots
  • Mercy: you can never manage to finish them off and when you get close you find them standing behind the best in the team.
  • Symmetra: comes out of no where and wrecks your shit
  • Sombra: hacks you then disappears presumably to cackle about what a loser you are
  • Bastion: play of the game cause they just nailed everyone coming around a corner
  • Junkrat: Everyone hates you.
  • Lucio: You can never quite finish them off and then they disappear
  • Zarya: Have no fear as they charge toward you and destroy the team
  • Mei: Will freeze you, look you dead in the eye, and put an icicle through your skull.
Fallout 4 Permadeath and the Preston Garvey Terminator

This Kotaku article brilliantly chronicles the efforts of Kyle Hinckley, who tried to complete Fallout 4 without dying and accidentally ran into a glitch that made the game actually interesting

Basically, he accidentally pissed off Preston Garvey, who the game has deemed unkillable. For some reason, Garvey’s rage at the player never reset back to its normal level, which caused Garvey to stalk Hinckley EVERYWHERE HE WENT across the entire wasteland. Hinckley had to spend his entire permadeath run knowing that at any minute, Garvey – an unstoppable killing machine – could show up and end his run.

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hurricane // panic! at the disco

D&D Maps using Spreadsheets

Ever since I first tried DM’ing, I have jumped from one method to another of creating maps for my D&D games. Recently I was using a Google Doc spreadsheet for something and it occured to me that I could use these to make maps.

What it is

I basically set the spreadsheet to be a small squared grid and apply conditional formatting to the entire grid along with a key of what means what. So once it’s set up, if I type a letter ‘T’ in a square, that square turns dark green and now represents ‘Trees’, same as ‘M’ means mountains and turns grey, ‘V’ means village, ‘C’ means city and shows as orange, and so on.

On top of the basic auto-colour coding mentioned above, you can right click any of the squares and ‘insert notes’ which gives you a text box to include any notes you have about that map-space(like a town name and who lives there)

Why it’s awesome

Super simple, hassle free
You can do it anywhere you like without needing any special software or apps (all browsers run google sheets i’m fairly sure). And it’s as easy as typing letters into a spreadsheet.

Can be shared easily
You can share it with friends thanks to the great sharing functions of google, you could even work on it at the same time as someone else(if you’re brave enough to try co-DMing).

Customisable
You can use the same method for world maps, town maps and dungeon maps. You could even make multiple pages of the documents for different levels of a dungeon.

Template/Example

I know not everyone is as into making spreadsheets as me, so below is a link to an example world map and city map (tabs down the bottom for different pages)

Example spreadsheet mapping

You should be able to click ‘File >> Make a copy’ to copy it and edit it yourself.

Other things you could do

- Hyperlink the letter to a google doc or another page in the spreadsheet
- Use symbols instead of letters, works well for dungeons, you could have slashes for up/down stairs etc.

Let me know

If you use this method please let me know how it goes for you, if you find this article confusing i’d love to hear about it so I can fix it up to make it more useful.

Roles in Sun and Moon
  • Main Protagonist: Only Shows One Emotions While Shit Happens Left and Right
  • Hau: To be that asshole who's disturbingly cheerful but has a sour attitude when you don't respond to him the way he wants
  • Lillie: Basically your girlfriend for an entire game who btw has a tiny happy cloud child who she can't seem to control
  • Cosmog: Just wants to explore the world
  • The Professor: Probably a part time stripper
  • Professor Kukui: He got abs
  • Gladion: Troubled child from a broken home just needs a friend or two
  • Lusamine: Bitch who just need to lighten the fuck up and calm her shit
  • Guzma: Bad boy who loves his bugs

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Part 2 witch!au!!! I wanna know more about their deal and why Neil's not Andrews familiar!

Neil is not Andrew’s familiar because he is not a spirit. Familiars are essentially the essence of a witch’s spirit and inner self taking the form of an animal. Gaining a familiar is a complicated process and requires blood magic, and Neil wasn’t summoned to Andrew’s side. It’s kind of hard to explain, but you know *jazz hands* magic.

As for the deal, it went something like this:

  • it’s the beginning of summer and andrew is tired
  • being around annoyances for nine months was exhausting and the only reason andrew is letting kevin inside his car is because of their promise
  • kevin stays in the car when andrew goes out
  • not too far but far enough that andrew can pretend to be alone
  • except there’s a cat in the tree above him that’s practically suffocating in binding magic
  • really, it’s a surprise that the cat’s even keeping himself upright
  • andrew… well, he’s not about to let a cat suffer so he takes the cat and does some magic to dispel the bind
    • side note: binding magic isn’t bad in any way
    • it’s usually used to make teammates/partners stronger
    • it can also be used as a sort of marriage ceremony
    • typically, binding magic isn’t permanent and requires the consent of all parties
    • however, the deal with the cat was that a taboo sort of binding spell was used so that he wouldn’t be able to escape his master without causing pain unto himself
    • that spell is not public knowledge–only the influential are meant to know about it
    • back to the story

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the brosten bromance
  • the eagles are super stoked that neil josten signed on with them 
  • but NOBODY is as stoked as Matt Boyd is, because this is his precious flower child and they are finally on the same team after a year of Neil post Fox. 
  • so the entire team is there at the court doing basic drills when this 5′3 human comes barrelling out the door and just charged straight at Matt 
  • and everyone is horrified because 1-neil is super small but super fast but nobody was prepared for exactly how fast he was, and everyone is already cringing cardio day because coach will be riding their asses to keep up with the midget. 
  • 2-at first they imagine that there has been a terrible argument because their real experience of Neil is savage clapbacks on twitter or some impressive fights on court and Neil is probably going to tear out Matt’s throat 
  • instead they matt whooping, basically picking neil up and giving him the bear hug to end all bear hugs. 
  • coach is yelling in the background but neil is explaining in great detail his experience with the nasty kale chips kevin sent him for the plane ride. 
  • matt is sympathetic. 
  • kevin had also sent him the same chips but he had wisely tossed them without sampling any. 
  • eventually because neil is living out of a sketchy motel room Matt basically forces him to pack up his belongings-belongings which have expanded past a single duffle bag, much to Neil’s dismay- and forces him to move in. 
  • like to be honest though matt has such a sketchy apartment. there is no fire alarm and if you turn on the light in the kitchen it turns off the light in the living room and it’s so fucking tiny they have bunk beds. 
  • they basically exist off of take out. why cook when you can dial a phone? 
  • they’re living above some chinese restaurant so they can usually hear the music playing from the kitchen which is why Matt posts a video on his instagram of Neil Josten dancing at 2 am, and the fans go mental. 
  • because his instagram has become the Neil Josten story. 
  • like to be honest his instagram prior to neil moving in consists of horribly blurry photos of weights and random converse pictures-matt has an obsession with converse shoes, Kevin is still mad about it.
  • his personal fav picture is one of Neil sitting in a grocery cart holding up a brand of kale flavoured protein bar with kevin’s face plastered across the box, unimpressed look on Neil’s face. 
  • neil’s twitter is just random out of context matt boyd quotes that are hella random and hard to explain? like nah the coconut flavour is bae, wtf is with limes? and nobody knows if it is ice cream or something weird?
  • eventually one of their teammates documents Matt using Neil as a weight, him across his shoulders and Matt doing squats. they’re count is up to 156 before Neil starts to get bored and starts making eagle noises. 
  • dan and the girls venture to the shared apartment, eyeing the stack of take out dinner boxes and unwashed dishes
  • “you used to have class, Boyd.” Allison informs him as she primly nudges one towering stack of styrofoam boxes from their Indian phase. It’s rivaling the stack of jenga they got going on in the center of the room, both boys sitting on the floor crosslegged, eyeing the rather crooked tower as it’s supported by like 3 tiles for a base now. 
  • “you have heard of wall art, right babe?” dan called from the kitchen where she’s inspecting the alcohol stash but only finding cheap beer.
  • “yo we don’t go into your home and disrespect your class and walls.” matt informed them as neil toppled the tower. 
  • “yeah, that’s because we have class”-allison’s home is a massive penthouse suit where the walls are white and the floors are marble and it’s basically an interior decorator’s orgasm. 
  • dan is simpler than that, but still quite lovely. renee is between places, having returned from backpacking across french countryside. 
  • neil comes home with a few boxes of fairy lights to compromise and sends a few snapchats to andrew of matt wrapped up in the tangled cords of lights. 
  • eventually the press is getting worried (read: excited as fuck) about what this means for neil and andrew, and if it really is neil and matt 
  • neil and matt are usually the ones doing press, because they’re both pretty known and the audience adores neil. 
  • especially when the reporter asks a silly question about what was it like working with an ex drug addict 
  • because holy hell our 5′3 child is savage when he asks the reporter what it is like working with your head so far up your own ass, like he’s a medical wonder. semi-functioning and everything. 
  • allison always retweets captions of him in interviews. 
  • but yeah 
  • so the reporters are anxious “any news regarding playing against Minyard?”
  • They shrug because the line up in still being laid out 
  • and Andrew has been swapped three teams again and again because of an attitude problem? 
  • so Matt just says ‘naw, but like we’re ready for his sorry ass’
  • neil mentions that it’s a lovely ass
  • Matt adds though that his is a far nicer one than Andrew’s. 
  • a few days later on twitter Andrew informs them to leave his ass out of it 
  • but someone takes a picture of andrew and neil on a date a few weekslater 
  • and the internet blows the fuck up BECAUSE IS NEIL CHEATING ON MATT???
  • Matt prints out copies of these reports and is like babe, why? the next time they have interviews 
  • the reports end up taped to the fridge
  • someone eventually asks dan’s opinion 
  • and she’s like yo, i may be matt’s girlfriend but apparently neil is his bro mate.
  • and maybe allison is being catty when she mentions on her way to her team practise (ironically she’s on the Vixens team, an all girls team that is fucking rising) and informs this one reporter that oh yeah, andrew and neil hated each other in school, they used to go at it all the time. she gives the camera man her most andrew like blank stare ever. 
  • it’s goals, man. 
  • and nicky adds of twitter that he has always tried to support them in whatever way possible, whether tying them to each other or locking them in a closet to work out their kinks. 
  • wymack simply says no comment when they begin pestering him. 
  • neil usually just mentions that questions about love triangles are really useless in exy sports panels recapping specific games, like guys, lets keep focus before i get bored and leave.
  • basically the whole OG squad are mindfucking the reporters but renee, but she always smiles serenely when fans ask and says that it’s nice to see Neil so happy with Matt.
  • andrew gives reporters blank looks whenever they try to get near him 
  • the media is so lit its roasting
  • the next time Andrew’s team the Falcon’s play against Matt and Neil it is absolutely ridiculous. 
  • the entire original fox lineup is in the audience and they are stoked (but kevin, because kevin is dreading everything because kevin is such a princess) 
  • Matt charges onto the court with Neil on his shoulders and Neil is waving exy rackets, basically the outcome of having chugged three power drinks. 
  • andrew is narrowing his eyes 
  • and is basically like done 
  • but the two aren’t done 
  • at one point matt just like drops to his knees in the middle of the game and neil leap frogs over him and Kevin is in the audience LOSING HIS SHIT 
  • Like he’s leaning over and screaming orders 
  • but it just never stops 
  • neil starts asking andrew questions about adopting cats in between score attempts 
  • and andrew is snarking back about gymnastics and that he knows very well how to hide a body
  • so basically matt and neil start performing aerials 
  • -leading to one of the most important changes in exy rulebook history where players are forbidden from doing aerials EVER on the court-
  • my boys are so extra I love it 
  • and the fans are going mental and the other eagles are just used to their boys acting up and causing mass destruction wherever they go 
  • the game ends with a tie 
  • with kevin going mental in the audience like this boy savagely texting the three everything LIKE I KNOW YOU ANDREW MINYARD YOU WERE CAPABLE OF SHUTTING DOWN YOUR NET I SAW THE 3RD SCORE NEIL PULLED and BOYD YOU PULL THAT SHIT AGAIN AND DISRESPECT THE SPORT OF EXY EVER I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN 
  • basically matt and neil are extreme bromance goals and they will not stop fight them. 

inspired by http://broship-addict.tumblr.com/post/143323205892/so-the-first-time-neil-and-matt-see-each-other-in

YOU'RE THE OWN WHO TRIED TO PUNCH THE PRIEST IN THE FACE!

Alright, so a recent homebrew game had us in the time period of the Salem Witch trials and all three of my players managed to get the entire town to think that they were witches. Fittingly enough, only one of my players is actually a witch, my most experienced player was a werewolf, and our newest player was a thief. All three were gonna be burned the stake as night time fell, and here’s basically what happened with the WW.

DM(Me): The town’s people have surrounded you as you’re tied down. Many are shouting obscenities and several have found rotten fruit to throw at you. As the priest starts his bullshit speech about cleansing your souls you see the moon start to rise.

WW(OOC): Is it a full moon?

DM: Yes.

WW: Seeing the full moon I transform, breaking the ropes and start towards the priest. 

DM: Why the priest? 

WW: Because…well… Because I wanna kill the priest.

DM: *sigh* Alright roll for strength and dexterity.

WW fails both rolls almost with flying colors. 

DM: In your current form you stumble towards the priest who backs away out of fear. Snarling, you raise a clawed hand and swipe, only to miss his face by almost twelve inches. Your poor strike catches you off guard and this gives the town’s people to time gather more rope and tie you down more securely. You’ve ended up back where you’ve started and now they have a definite reason to kill you. 

Thief: Does one of them get close to me? Do they have any weapon?

DM: The one closest to you has a hunting dagger strapped to his belt. They were smart enough to tie your hands down so you can do nothing.

Thief: Can I kick him though?

DM: I-… *sigh* roll for accuracy. 

Thief ALSO fails his roll with almost flying colors.

DM: You reach out to kick the townsman where the sun doesn’t shine. Instead, all you do is graze his ass with your foot, and upon feeling it, he turns and slaps you across the face, before threatening to slit your throat before your burned. You’ve given them another reason to kill you. Again. During this… event… the moon has risen almost to its peak, and the town is ready to start your execution. Several of the men have lit torches and are starting towards where you stand, ready to burn the kindling.

Witch: Can I use an non-verbal spell?

DM: Ah, fuck it, sure. You have the ability.

Witch: Then I cast Group Teleport.

DM: Roll for Magic Strength and Distance.

Witch manages a decent first roll and a sorta shitty second.

DM: The three of you successfully teleport away from your death leaving the ropes behind. However, misjudge the distance and the spell only takes you about ten feet behind the towns people, and someone manages to see you. 

WW & Thief(unison): RUN!

And thus began a fifteen minute chase scene complete with a high cliff that almost killed the thief, a very confused dwarf that almost got trampled both by my adventurers and the townspeople, and an argument between the Witch and the Werewolf along the way about whose fault it was.

The most ridiculous idea that capitalism sells us is that everyone except for us would be entirely lazy, to the point of allowing society to entirely collapse, if they weren’t forced to work by threat of starvation. Do you think if we were all given enough money to take care of basic needs (food, shelter, non-designer clothes, etc.), nobody would try to do anything else to earn money to travel or buy video games or buy nicer sneakers or get a nicer car or go out to nicer bars, clubs, restaurants? Nobody would buy a new skateboard or remodel their house or go to Disney World? As bored and anxious and petty and competitive as people are, there’s no way in hell a universal basic income (or even out-and-out socialism/communism) would mean everyone half- or quarter-asses life. 

alright

can we please talk about boys who gave it their all and basically saved their entire team from failure and yet still

are totally unsatisfied with their performances

and end their games by berating themselves in the bathroom? When they should be so proud? Of themselves? I mean, we make light of tsukishima’s bathroom escapade because yamaguchi was there and was able to temporarily pull him out of his slump and yeah it was funny. And ennoshita’s is just never mentioned again. But it deserves attention because look at them. Look at the similarities, the frustration. They both know what it feels like to run away from what made them passionate. They’ve both hit a slump in the past and are recovering. And they both did so good and won the match…. And neither of them are satisfied. It’s not enough. They don’t think they deserve the praise they’re getting. Like, save me. Let these two have a talk. Let them bond. Let them find some self confidence.

GMing 101

So I get a lot of questions from people who want to start their own gaming groups but feel like they don’t have the experience or are too anxious to DM. DMing is a lot more rewarding than just being a player character, imho. You get to be the spinner of an entire cosmos! It’s heartbreaking and hilarious and unexpected. It is also a lot easier than it seems. It basically just boils down to “make shit up”.

Anyway, I thought I’d write a “cheat sheet” of sorts that tells you my GMing mindset, what I find that works, and what I suggest avoiding. Now obviously DMing isn’t an exact science and everyone plays differently and finds different things fun, so if you’re an experienced player and you read something on this list that you disagree with, cool! That’s fine! I’m just saying how I roll, yo, it’s not an attack on anyone else’s playstyle.

This doesn’t really go into any technical stuff, it’s just an overview. At some point I might run a q&a/troubleshooting session over on Twitch for new GMs that’s a little more in depth but only if that’s something people show interest in. Until then though, plz enjoy this ridiculously long post!

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warning: opinions not facts everyone buckle up

humor me for a bit

we all know AU’s, right? well, for those who don’t, it stands for Alternate Universe. Basically, they take a certain aspect, and give it to all the characters in a game, or fanfic, or whatever medium. For example, theres underfell, where (almost) every character in undertale is evil. going off this knowledge, I have a bit of a complaint. it deals with the “AU” inktale. I put the quotation marks on au because I feel it isn’t an entire alternate universe. In it, there is a sole character. just one. who knows what happened to the others, but the only character, not only is one of the most popular characters in undertale, but is just a “creative” version of him. this….troubles me to say the least

now don’t get me wrong, I love ink sans style! but to say the entirety of his form is an AU, is a bit of a stretch. I feel like “AU”‘s such as inktale, and underfresh focus on drawing sans in a particular style, then just call it a day

not that theres a problem with that, but

can you really call something an AU if it only features one character? I mean, sure you can, but theres really no depth to the rest. like, “ok so heres ink sans…wheres ink frisk? or ink undyne?? or anyone else for that matter????” it really seems like a large chunk is missing

if you’re going to go so far as create an entirely different universe, I suggest you make *ahem* MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER to fit said universe. like I get it. sans is very popular with the fanbase. but hes not the ONLY character in undertale

s is for secrets

adrien, nino, marinette, and alya play a particularly interesting sleepover game of truth or dare.

this is possibly one of the best things i’ve ever created. i was basically laughing the entire way through doing it and was constantly sending snippets to the @mlfanfiction people (so thanks u guys for the encouragement!!)
i hope you enjoy reading this as much as i enjoyed writing it

AO3


“You’re what?” asks Alya, frowning at her friend and hugging her pillow between crossed legs and arms.

“I’m… Ladybug?”

“Dude,” breathes Nino, laying upside down across the bed and flopping back to stare at her, his glasses sliding off his face. “Dude.

Adrien just stares.

Marinette squirms uncomfortably. Maybe this was a bad idea. “Do you not believe me?”

“No, girl, we believe you, we’re just… what,” Alya replies, gesturing at her with one hand. “I mean, I never thought you’d admit it.”

“What?!” Squeaks Marinette, her face flaming red. “What do you mean? Are you saying you knew?”

Alya nods solemnly and Nino kind of shrugs. “You were never that subtle about it. Always disappearing and being late. But we didn’t want to confront you about it so we just kind of discussed it and the more we did, the more obvious it seemed,” Nino admits.

“I can’t believe this,” says Marinette with a laugh, sounding as if she’s about to faint. “Does anyone else know? Adrien, did you know?”

The three of them glance over at Adrien and he just stares back with wide eyes and then slowly shakes his head.

“I almost forgot that sunshine boy over here totally has a thing for Ladybug,” Alya says, wiggling her eyebrows. “Looks like you two were made for each other, am I right?”

“Th-that’s not true at all!” Exclaims Adrien, his face immediately going as red as Nathanael’s hair as he lifts his pillow and launches it towards her as forcefully as he can. Alya bursts into laughter as it bounces off her head and she chucks it back. “I never said that.”

“Dude. Are you kidding,” Nino deadpans. “You don’t even need to say it. Marinette’s not good at hiding her identity, you’re not good at hiding your emotions. I know that most of the time you restrain yourself from talking about her but I can see it in your eyes. Like the burning flames of the Eiffel Tower after an akuma attack are flickering behind them.”

“Poetic,” snorts Alya, and Nino grins back at her. “Why don’t you write poetry like that for me?”

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I mean, basically my dream game is a point-and-click puzzle solver game where your ability to progress through the game hinges entirely on the fact that you are in a spooky area chock full of weird ghosts and other things and all of them have some kind of problem or desire, but they don’t talk to you directly, you just have hints about where they are and what they’re doing.

Like you might have a bunch of ghosts standing together and looking down a well, and you work your way down there, find a ball, work your way back up, and drop it outside the well, and they go back to playing.

A stereotypical stringy-haired ghost standing in an area where it’s always raining, and you give them an umbrella so they can get dry. Or lighting all the candles in an area so someone whose scared of the dark can come out and say hi.

And this is just how you solve puzzles, you do things to help them. And as time passes they become braver and more actively helpful because they’ve learned you’re trustworthy. 

  • ouma throughout the entire game: "i'm awful and terrible in literally every single way possible"
  • ouma in chapters 1-3: does like basically nothing except be extra
  • ouma in chapter 4: gets set up by miu then ends up inadvertently leading to her death which was basically an accident but he takes the blame anyway cuz he's extra
  • ouma in chapter 5: "okay listen up asshole what we're gonna do here is we're gonna save your girlfriend"